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LIC Descriptive Paper 2009

LIC Descriptive Paper 2009

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DESCRIPTIVE TEST BOOKIET-CUM ..ANSWER SHEET Precis Writing, Comprehension and Essa.y Writing

Duration : One Hour [arne of the Candidate On Capital Letters) Roll No Name of the Venue and :, , , Maximum Marks: . 50



English Language chosen to write the Essay (please tick

0 whichever


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(1) All questions are compulsory. (2) Answers co Question Nos. I and 2 i.e. Precis Writing and Comprehension Language only while answer to Question No.3 are to be written in English

i.e. Essay writing can be in English or In Hindi Language. Sheet

(3) Space has been. provided to write the answer to each question in this Test-Bocklet-Curn-Answer itself. No extra. sheetrs) of paper will be provided for this purpose. (4) Answers should be brief and to the point. (5) Immediately after Ute examination is over, hand over your T-est-Booklet-Cum-Answer-Sheet (6) Anyone found in possession of unauthorised material, is liable to be proceeded again c.

to the Iuvigilator.


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CLutton Brock 0 puts it: "The State exists not for its own power. Read the following pa age and write a precis. The terms ill which we hal! envi age 'quality of life' will depend upon kind of things we think valuable: that is to say. If existence -3- 521 Marks: anction from the evolutionary bell. Let us assume. in terms of quantity of life. then free competition and man in ~ hich only the fittest. to of life. a struggle. in so far as men are enabled to transcend the struggle for bare existence. therefore. together with a certain an elevation of taste and a refinement of manners. that human nature must be controlled by the struggle for life. that is to ay. from its every nature. 10 received a quasi-scientific theories een man is. but that its members may all be able to do those Lhings which are worth doing". La at any rate in part. the doing of right things because they are right. ur ive is the only basis fur society. however that the good life con i ts. They can only be achie ed. by emancipating the individual purpose other than the mere perpetuation and it is the business of civilization. TIle doctrine of individualism of Darwin. As Mr. in the ability to cultivate spiritual values and good in themselves. the indi idualist considered the aim of civilization to be the organization of that struggle in such a way tbat the greatest possible amount of life might survive. these. from the exigencies of the put within hi power the attainment of the highest quality of life. Life has some The Socialis regard on the other hand.J[[I]1lllI DlDIUII 1. that i lO say. are at least elements in the good life. pursue piritual ends which are things because us own sake the making of beautiful they are beauriful. Assuming. believes it to be possible to transcend the struggle for life. bare struggle for existence. The quest of troth for level of physical and mental CUlture. knowledge. upon our philosophy. which means me survival of its members or some of them. Yet these things require leisure. quality of life is more important than quantity. and a financial competence. and civilization as that by means of which the struggle may be transcended. He thought. and the secret of the Collectivist Socialist's veneration for the State lies in his belief that it Is only by mean of the Slate that !:his struggle can be transcended. .

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the underlying assumption in this relates to the creation of a demand for educadon. there is total dependence on Governmeat. uniforms (especially for girls). This would be facilitated if the community is also authorised to k-eep an eye on me performance. concern is that not with standing how poor people view education today. is 1!ardly any effort on [he part of a village or the community leadership or at the level of block or district. Person in the community with re ource . and for arranging mid-day meals. to a great extent. to set up or even to help the proper running of schools. there Because of the present apathy. for maintaining will also have to assume responsibility the school buildings. ikill development wiIJ have to be provided The if the schools do not have the related facilities. and learning experiences including in other establishment. A need of tremendou ignificance. its involvement will have [Q be multidimensional. which has been discus ed recurrently in educational literature. community where necessary. Read the following passage and answer the questions given after it. of schools and specially of the teachers. as these would greatly facilitate the retention of children in the cnools. and books etc. school children of suitahle age will have to panicipare in community work. knowledge and skill will have to help in setting up and managing the schools.-5- 521 2. (i) What is the most significant need in tbe area of education today ? 3 . If this proposition is accepted. its widespread diffusion uptoa minimal level is essential for national well-being. then it becomes. imperative that measures should be taken to create a feeling in the community that their future would be at stake if they do not look after the elementary education of their children. equally frustrating to a teacher with some initiative. If [be community is to be involved.. this is also because the school system is now a part of a gigantic bureaucratic set up which leaves no room for interveurion at thq local levels and is. Of course. in effect. It is undeniable that. to be effective. and consequently.

can community participate in the process of education ? 6 .S21 (ii) Why does [he: community -6not take active part in education ? II nUll {iii} Wbat do you think would be consequences performance of schools and teachers 7 if the community is authorised to keep an eye on the (iv) In what different ways.

tcih:r( ~ <fr 3ilq~q<t.lOB Hil 3. I 300~-q~~ P.(H 2) ~~~muI 3) ~ -q ttlt~d1 ~~ ~U<:i~qif>dI ~ 11~ I . more thanever in the world. Write an essay in about 300 words on anyone 1) Need for responsible 2) Economic 3) ToJerance is needed ~~·~f%.-dtl(Efi~trr 1) -7of the following topic 521 25 media [lOW crisis and India.

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