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GS Mains Test No: 1
@Morning Paper Salient features of world’s physical geography. Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); factors responsible for the location of primary, secondary, and tertiary sector industries in various parts of the world (including India) 3) Land reforms in India. 4) Linkages between development and spread of extremism. 5) Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention @evening Paper: Essay 1) Poverty 2) Human Resource Dvpt ******************* Note: 1) 1 Mark = 12 words => 250marks = 3000words 2) No.of total sub questions would be around 30
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@Morning Paper (Duration: 3 Hours)
I. Salient features of world’s physical geography (50Marks)

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which were reorganised in 8-10 Questions. To cover most of the topics mentioned in syllabus, marks carried by eash question may be in the range from 2, 5, 6, 8, 12 and 15Marks. The question paper is set in good faith but not to discourage you. Success ultimately reaches those who are brave enough to handle the hurdles but not for cowards to may try to escape from writing answers by giving excuses. No one hurts you if you write bad answers. But you are going to be badly hurted at the time of real exam if you don’t practice enough. Every possible care has been taken in preparing this document. We are extremely sorry any errors, if any.
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1) What do you understand by the terms a. Mediterranean climate b. Temperature Inversion c. Relative Humidity, Specific Humidity and Absolute Humidity d. Tides, Waves and Currents e. Thermocline (10 Marks) 2) a. Write an Explanatory note on the “Big Bang Theory” (5 Marks) b. Bringout the basic differences between Continental Drift Theory and Plate Tectonics (5 Marks) 3) a. What are the conditions for the formation of Tornadoes? (3 Marks) b. Discuss the features of Gulf Stream (3 Marks) c. The fishing grounds of the world are located in areas where cool and warm currents converge. Discuss. (4 Marks) 4) a. Explain how the himalayan and the Tibetan highlands play an important role in the development of south-west monsoon. (5 Marks) b. Write short notes on Great Plains of North India with a map. (5 Marks) 5) a. Discuss salient features of the world distribution of precipitation (5 Marks) b. Write a short note on the Major Ocean currents (5 Marks)

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(i) Distribution of key natural resources across the world III. Land Reforms (50Marks) (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent); 1) What do you understand by the terms a. Land Reform (ii)factors responsible for the b. Land Pooling Vs Land Bank location of primary, secondary, and c. National Land Reforms Council tertiary sector industries in various d. Bhoodan Movement parts of the world (including India) e. Common Property Resources (50Marks) (10 Marks)
2) a. Briefly highlight historical evolution of land reforms in India and its objectives. (6 Marks) b. Make a note on the basic socio, economic and political arguments in-favour of Land Reforms in India? (4 Marks) 3) a. “The Effect of Land Reforms on Poverty and Agriculutural Productivity in India is both positive and negative respectively”. Comment. (5 Marks) b. Critically examine the effectiveness of Land Reforms in West Bengal and Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. (5 Marks) 4) a. Who are the significant stakeholders and institutions of Land Reform process in India? Why? (5 Marks) b. Highlight the salient features of The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2012 (5 Marks) 5) Do you think, in the context of Land reform as an unfinished agenda of governance and growing demand for land for non agricultural purposes, there is urgent need to comprehensively review the Land policy in India? (10 Marks)

1) Write a detailed note on the distribution of different energy resources across the globe. (10 Marks) 2) a. Examine the various mineral belts across south Asia. (5 Marks) b. the significance and potential of Oil and Gas pipelines in India. (5 Marks) 3) a. Make a detailed note on the distribution of Iron ore in India (4 Marks) b. Critically review the locational factors of Sugar Industries of India (6 Marks) 4) Critically examine the various Locational factors of industries in the world with suitable examples. (10 Marks) 5) a. Write a short note on Dairy Industries in the world (4 Marks) b. Location of Iron and Steel industries has been changing since its inception for a variety of reasons. Elaborate. (6 Marks)

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communication networks; role of Media and social N/W’s in internal security challenges, Basics of cyber security; Money Laundering and its prevention (50Marks) 1) Make a note on a. The various dimensions of India’s Internal Security challenges. (6 Marks) b. The measures taken by the Govt. in dealing with Money Laundering.(4 Marks) 2) a. “Risks associated with India’s NorthEastern states are not just security related but strategic in nature.” Elobarate. (6 Marks) b. Effect of drug trafficking and narco terrorism in India. (4 Marks) 3) Analyze the basic causes of terrorism and insurgency and the effectiveness of state response in dealing with these threats. (10 Marks) 4) Make a note on the Role of Media and social networking sites on India’s internal security challenges. (10 Marks) 5) a. “In 21st century, No Contact War (NCW) is the 5th domain of warfare after Land, Sea, Air and Space.” In the context of above statement make a breif note on possible threats of Cyber Security failure on India. (6 Marks) b. “Increasing online population has provided a happy hunting ground for cyber criminals” Comment. (4 Marks)

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IV. Linkages between the Development
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1) a. Make a note on the concept and salient features of Integrated Action plan (IAP) of Govt. of India. (6 Marks) b. “Radical Groups seek justification for their methods of violence from structural violence implicit in the social and economic system”. Comment. (4 Marks) 2) Make a brief note on different types, causes, Manifestations and Effect of Extremism in India. (10 Marks) 3) a. “Inequalities in various dimensions have a potential for Discontent and if not ventilated properly it makes a fertile ground for unrest which turns into Extremism at the end”. As an administrator, highlight the series of appropriate steps you would like to take. (6 Marks) b. Highlight the significance of Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA)1996 to counter LWE. (4 Marks) 4) a. “Except occasional knee jerk responses there had not been any sustained action against terrorism in India.” Comment (4 Marks) b. Make a list of India’s security forces along with its mandate. (3 Marks) c. What are the recent changes in Civic Action program (CAP) in LWE affected states. How is Civic Action Program (CAP) different from Integrated Action plan (IAP) (3 Marks) 5) Make a critical note on the strategy adopted by the government of India to curtail Left wing extremism (LWE) with examples. In your view, how far it is successful and suggest the suitable measures. (10 Marks)

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@evening Paper: Essay (Duration: 3 Hours) Intstructions:

1) Poverty 1) Recent Trends show that poverty incidence in urban areas is higher than its rural counterpart in more prosperous states. 2) Human Resource Development 2) “ Education is the most potent tool for socioeconomic mobility and strengthens democracy by imparting to citizens the tools needed to fully participate in the governance process”

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