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06 March  2015


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General Studies – 1;

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms from ancient to modern times.

1) Describe the nature and form of wall paintings of Ajanta caves. (200 Words)



Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms from ancient to modern times.

2) Write short notes on the following in about 100 words:

a) The Mughal School of Painting

b) Basohli School  of Painting

c) Kangra School of Painting



Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms from ancient to modern times.

3) With suitable examples, explain what features describe the ‘modern school’ of Indian painting. (200 Words)



General Studies – 2


Topic:Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

4) Critically examine the strategic implications of possible nuclear deal between the West and Iran on the Middle East and India’s neighbourhood? Comment on India’s role in the deal. (200 Words)

Business Standard


TopicGovernment policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

5) “Some of the changes that the amendments proposed to  the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act of 2013 (LARR Act), if passed, would be patently unconstitutional.” Critically comment. (200 Words)

The Hindu


General Studies – 3

Topic:  Indian Economy and issues relating to  mobilization of resources

6) What do you understand by ‘net neutrality’? Do you think regulating internet has negative consequences? Examine. (200 Words)

The Hindu


Topic: Investment models; changes in industrial policy and their effects on industrial growth.

7) It is said that  the proposal to transfer risk away from the private sector to the government  under PPP model essentially returns India to a pre-2000 model for investment. Examine the Pre-2000 model of investment and why this model is despised by some economists. (200 Words)

Business Standard


  Topic: Awareness in the fields of  Space, bio-technology; Science and Technology- developments 

8) Write a note on different scientific theories on origin of life. Recent experiments by NASA suggest that life might have evolved ‘abiologically’. Examine how. (200 Words)

Business Standard


General Studies – 4

Topic:Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration

9) Why  nepotism and corruption in public service are considered as unethical and morally wrong? What are the effects of nepotism on society? Critically examine. (150 Words)

The Hindu