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Mains Self Study 2017 Test – 2

 

 


Mains Self Study 2017:  Test – 2

(Aug 28, 2016)

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Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 Words. (10 x 12.5 = 125 Marks)

 

  1. When the Mughal Empire declined in the eighteenth century, it led to the re-emergence of regional states.  How did these states differ in the realms of governance, the management of the economy, elite cultures, and language from that of Mughal Empire? Examine.

 

Source: NCERT Class VII History, Our Pasts – II, Chapter 1

 

  1. The big temples of Thanjavur and Gangaikondacholapuram are said to be architectural and sculptural marvels. Discuss their unique features.

 

Source: NCERT Class VII History, Our Pasts – II, Chapter  2

 

  1. Discuss the architecture and culture associated with the new courts of of the Awadh, Bengal and Hyderabad after the decline of Mughal Empire.

 

Source: NCERT Class VI Geography, Earth Our Habitat, Chapter 10

 

  1. What are the principles of sustainable development? Do you think the concept of sustainable development is a failure and there is a need to evolve new concepts to save our planet? Comment.

 

Source: NCERT Class VIII, Resources and Development (Geography) , Chapter 1

 

  1. Discuss the measures taken by Indian government to conserve natural vegetation and wildlife. Do you think the measures taken are adequate? What more needs to be done? Critically examine.

 

Source: NCERT Class VIII, Resources and Development (Geography) , Chapter 2

 

  1. Write a note on the conventional and non-conventional sources of energy. Examine why India still lags behind in tapping the potential of non-conventional sources to generate energy.

 

Source: NCERT Class VIII, Resources and Development (Geography) , Chapter 3

 

  1. Examine cropping pattern of major crops in India. Do you think cropping pattern in India is skewed more in favour of cash crops? Discuss.  

 

Source: NCERT Class VIII, Resources and Development (Geography) , Chapter 4

 

  1. Examine the locational factors of steel industry around the world. Also discuss why India’s steel industry still lags behind compared to China.

 

Source: NCERT Class VIII, Resources and Development (Geography) , Chapter 5

 

  1. What are the key features of India’s constitution. Compare and contrast them with the key features of  US Constitution.

 

Source: NCERT Class VIII, Social and Political Life – II, Chapter 1

 

  1. In what way is Indian secularism different from that of other democratic countries? Discuss.

 

Source: NCERT Class VIII, Social and Political Life – II, Chapter 2.

 

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