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GROUP-1 MAINS 2013

SYLLABUS

PAPER I
(1) MODERN HISTORY OF INDIA AND
INDIAN CULTURE - Advent of European invasionExpansion and consolidation of British rule - Effect of
British rule on socio-economic factors - Social reforms and
religious movements - India since independence Characteristics of Indian culture - Unity in diversity - race,
colour, language, custom - India - a secular state Organizations for fine arts, dance, drama, music - Growth
of rationalist, Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu Political parties and populist schemes - National
renaissance - Early uprising against British rule - 1857
Revolt - Indian National Congress - Emergence of national
leaders - Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore, Netaji - Growth of militant
movements -Different modes of agitations - Era of different
Acts & Pacts - World war & final phase struggle Communalism led to partition - Role of Tamil Nadu in
freedom struggle - Rajaji, VOC, Periyar, Bharathiar &
Others.
(2) GENERAL MENTAL ABILITY - Conversion of
information to data - Collection, compilation and
presentation of data - Tables, graphs, diagrams
Parametric
representation
of
data
-Analytical
interpretation of data - Percentage - Highest Common
Factor (HCF) - Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) - Ratio and
Proportion Simple interest - Compound interest - Area Volume- Time and Work Probability - Information
technology - Basic terms, Communications - Application of
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Decision making and problem solving - Basics in
Computers / Computer terminology.
(3) Role and impact of science and
technology in the development of India and
Tamil Nadu. - Nature of universe - General scientific
laws - Scientific instruments - Inventions and discoveries National scientific laboratories - Science glossary
Physical quantities, standards and units - Mechanics and
properties of matter - Force, motion and energy - Heat,
light and sound - Magnetism, electricity and electronics Atomic and nuclear physics - Astronomy and space science
- Elements and compounds - Acids, bases and salts Oxidation and reduction - Carbon, nitrogen and their
compounds - Natural disasters - safeguard measures Chemistry of ores and metals - Fertilizers, pesticides,
insecticides - Biochemistry and biotechnology - Polymers
and plastics Electrochemistry - Main concepts of life
science The cell -basic unit of life - Classification of living
organism - Nutrition and dietetics - Respiration - Excretion
of metabolic waste - Bio communication - Blood and
blood circulation Endocrine system- Reproductive
system- Animals, plants and human life - Govt. policy
/organizations on Science and Technology - Role,
achievement & impact of Science and Technology - Energy
- self sufficiency - oil exploration - Defence Research
Organization - Ocean research and development - Genetics
- the science of heredity - Environment, ecology, health and

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hygiene, Bio - diversity and its conservation - Human


diseases, prevention and remedies Communicable
diseases and non - communicable diseases - Alcoholism
and Drug abuse - Computer science and advancement Genetic Engineering - Remote sensing and benefits.

PAPER II
(1)
INDIAN
POLITY
AND
EMERGING
POLITICAL TRENDS ACROSS THE WORLD
AFFECTING INDIA AND GEOGRAPHY OF
INDIA
INDIAN POLITY - Constitution of India - Preamble to
the constitution - Salient features of constitution - Union,
state and territory - Citizenship - rights and duties Fundamental rights - Directive principles of state policy Fundamental duties - Human rights charter Union
executive - Union legislature parliament - State executive
- State legislature assembly Status of Jammu & Kashmir
- Local government - panchayat raj - Indian federalism center state relations - Judiciary in India - Rule of law /Due
process of law - Emergency provisions Civil services in
India - Administrative Challenges in a welfare state Complexities of district administration - Elections Election Commission Union and State -Official language
and Schedule VIII - Amendments to constitution Schedules to constitution
A. EMERGING POLITICAL TRENDS ACROSS
THE WORLD AFFECTING INDIA
Foreign Affairs with special emphasis on Indias relations
with neighbouring countries and in the region -Security
and defence related matters - Nuclear policy, issues and
conflicts-The Indian Diaspora and its contribution to India
and the world.
B. GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA
Earth and universe - Solar system - Atmosphere,
hydrosphere, lithosphere - Monsoon, rainfall, weather and
climate - Water resources - rivers in India - Soil, minerals &
natural resources - Natural vegetation - Forest & wildlife Agricultural pattern, livestock & fisheries Transport
including Surface Transport & communication - Social
geography - population - density and distribution - Natural
calamities - disaster management - Bottom topography of
Indian ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal - Climate
change - impact and consequences mitigation measures Pollution Control.

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(2) TAMIL LANGUAGE, TAMIL SOCIETY -ITS CULTURE AND HERITAGE / ENGLISH
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1. Prcis writing. 2. Report writing on current issues.
3. Comprehension of a given passage and answering
questions thereupon.
(3) ADMINISTRATION OF UNION AND
STATES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO
TAMIL NADU
State government organization - structure, functions and
control mechanism District administration -role in
peoples welfare oriented programmes - Industrial map of
Tamil Nadu - role of state government -Public Services role of recruitment agencies - State finance -- resources,
budget and financial administration - Use of IT in
administration -- e-governance in the State - Natural
calamities Disaster Management Union and State strategic planning in the State - Social welfare Government sponsored schemes with reference to Tamil
Nadu Union government organization - structure,
functions and control mechanism - Relationship between
State and Union - Industrial map of India -- role of Union
government - Public Services role of recruitment
agencies in Union Government - Union finance -- resources,
budget and financial administration - Use of IT in
administration -- e-governance in Union Government
Social welfare - government sponsored schemes by
Government of India.

PAPER III
(1) CURRENT EVENTS OF NATIONAL AND
INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE
Latest diary of events - national /international - National
symbols - Profile of states - Defence, national security and
terrorism - Geographical landmarks- World organizations pacts and summits - Latest inventions on science &
technology - Eminent personalities & places in news Sports & games - Books & authors - Awards & honours Cultural panorama - Latest historical events - Policy on
environment and ecology - India and its neighbours Natural disasters - safeguard measures - Latest
terminology - Appointments - who is who? - Indias foreign
policy - Latest court verdicts - public opinion - Problems in
conduct of public elections - Political parties and political
system in India - Public awareness & general
administration - Role of voluntary organizations & govt. Welfare oriented govt. schemes, their utility - New
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communication
(2) CURRENT ECONOMIC TRENDS: INDIAN
ECONOMY AND IMPACT OF GLOBAL
ECONOMY ON INDIA
A. INDIAN ECONOMY - Nature of Indian economy Five - year plan models - an assessment - Land reforms &
agriculture - Application of science in agriculture Industrial growth Capital formation and investment Role of public sector & disinvestment - Development of
infrastructure - National income - Public finance & fiscal
policy - Price policy & public distribution Consumerism &
Consumer protection - Banking, money & monetary policy
Role of Foreign Direct Investment -WTO Liberalisation
globalization & privatization - Rural welfare oriented
programmes - HRD - sustainable economic growth Economic trend in Tamil Nadu - Energy Different sources
and development - Finance Commission - Planning
Commission - National Development Council - Poverty
Alleviation Programmes.
B. IMPACT OF GLOBAL ECONOMY ON INDIA
IMPACT OF THE ECONOMIC CRISIS ON INDIA: (a)
Offshoot of Globalized Economy - (b) Aspects of Financial
Turmoil in India - Capital Outflow - Impact on Stock and
Forex Market - Impact on the Indian Banking System Impact on Industrial Sector and Export Prospect - Impact
on Employment - Impact on Poverty - (c) Indian Economic
Outlook.
INDIAS CRISIS RESPONSES AND CHALLENGES: (a)
State of Economy in Crisis Times - (b) RBIs Crisis
Response - (c) Governments Crisis Response - (d) The
Risks and Challenges - Monetary policy - Fiscal Policy Financial stability
THE OPTIONS AHEAD: Diversifying Exports - Boosting
Domestic Consumption - Enhancing Public Spending Generating Employment - Provisioning credit to
Productive Sectors - Need for Structural Reforms Increased purchasing power of the people.
(3) SOCIO - ECONOMIC ISSUES IN INDIA/
TAMIL NADU - Population Explosion Unemployment
issues in India & Tamil Nadu - Child Labour - Economic
Issues (a) Poverty (b) Sanitation- Rural and Urban (c)
Corruption in public life - Anti -Corruption measures - CVC,
Lok-adalats, Ombudsman, CAG. Illiteracy Women
Empowerment- Role of the Government Women
EmpowermentSocial injustice to womenfolk - Domestic
violence, dowry menace, sexual assault - Loss of cultural
heritage due to economic development - Urbanization and
its impact on the society - Impact of violence on the growth
of the nation Religious violence, Terrorism and
Communal violence - Regional Disparities - Problems of
Minorities - Human Rights issues - Right to information Central and State Commission - Faith and conflict among
legislature, executive, judiciary and media. - Education
Linkage between Education and Economic Growth.
Community Development Programme - Employment
Guarantee
Scheme
Self
Employment
and
Entrepreneurship Development - Role of N.G.Os in Social
Welfare Government Policy on Health.
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GROUP-I MAINS-2008 GENERAL STUDIES
PAPER-I (16-08-2008)

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PAPER I

GENERAL STUDIES
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1) A AAF Q
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In which year was the English east India Company founded?
1600
2) .............. The Battle of Buxar was fought
in the year-1764----.
3) ................... N.
The Dual Government was abolished by--Warren
Hastings------.. .
4) ................... C EP F C
P.
The sepoy Mutiny broke out during the viceroyalty
of--Lord Canning---..
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The portfolio system was first introduced in the time of
-Lord Canning------.
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The first Indian who was admitted in the viceroys Executive
council was Satyendra Prasad Sinha.------..
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The first census report was taken at madras in
-1831---8) ................ H F L
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The Department of Archaeology was created by Curzon
in--1904--9) ...................... cFC .
The justice party was formed in the year --1916(or)
1917 (According to School Text).
10) v CF C
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Who is the first Indian woman to have reached the tap of
mount Everest? Bachendri Pal
11) L MF KJ ..........
Temporary tax levied to obtain revenue is called
as-SURCHARGE--12) "M" ? What is navigation?
Navigation is the process of planning, reading,
and controlling the movement of a craft or
vehicle from one place to another.
13) 1985- 52- F P?
What is fifty second Amendment Act of 1985? AntiDefection Law
14) M M ?
Mention the objective of Vijay Kelkar committee. Tax
payers facilitation and encouraging compliance
towards enhanced Revenue.
15) F K AJ ? Who is the Governor
of Reserve Bank of India? Y.V.Reddy (Then)
16) A O G G ? The united
Nations organization was founded at New York
17) '' ? What are Bores? is a tidal
phenomenon in which the leading edge of the
incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water
that travel up a river or narrow bay against the
direction of the current.
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29) J ? What is educational
18) x M ? Who is the chairman of the
unemployment?
Rajya sabha? M.A. Ansari
Unemployment among educated people.
19) F F A?
30)

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Which country produces largest quantity of gold? South
When
did
the Mandal commission submit its reports? 1980
Africa
31) bM ?What is terrorism?
20) cF ?
Acts which are intended to create fear (terror),
Which city is the seat of the international court of justice? The
are perpetrated for an ideological goal and
Hague.
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21) ?
Who is the secretary- General of united Nations organization
What is meant by classification ? is a procedure in
elected from southkorea and assumed office from 2007
which individual items are placed into groups
onwards ? Ban-Ki-Moon.
based on quantitative information on one or more
36) cF ?
characteristics inherent in the items
What is Habeas corpus ? is a writ, through which a
22) I EP ?
person can seek relief from unlawful
Which was the first electronic computer that belongs to the
detention of himself or another person.
first generation of computers?
37)
b
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ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator And
Social Discrimination and Exploitation of the so
Computer)
x
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called Lower castes by Upper Castes.
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38) ? What is census?
x
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Find the point of intersection of the graphs y=e and y=e
Population Census is the total process of
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collecting, compiling, analyzing or otherwise
24) J PH. Mention the different
disseminating demographic, economic and social
parts of a standard table.
data pertaining, at a specific time, of all persons
Table Number, Title, Date, Row Column headings,
in a country or a well-defined part of a country
Body of the Table, Unit of measurement,
39) ?What is public Life ? Service
Source.
rendered to the public with out any favour.
25) ? What do you mean by Bonded
40) . Define corruption.
labour ?
Not performing duties it was originally intended
Bonded labour most widely used method of
to, or performing them in an improper way, to the
enslaving people. A person becomes a bonded
detriment of the system's original purpose.
labourer when his or her labour is demanded as a
means of repayment for a loan.
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children that harms them or exploits them in
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blocking access to education).
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Words each.
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When was the the National policy on Education approved by
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the parliament ? 1968 and 1986
carries three mark
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When was the swaminathan committee appointed for
A
proposing a National population policy? 1993
Enumerate the reforms introduced by Lord Bentinck.
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Point out the problem stemming from the tribal practice of
42) F M F IFO OH
marriage by capture in the changed situation of today.
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Explain the role of moderates in the Indian National
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movement.
Elucidate briefiy,the cause of child labour from perspective of
43) L P P .
the child labourer.
Write a note on jallianwalla bagh massacre.
61)

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44) 1904 F F
Armed Forces-comment
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Describe the importance of the Indian universities Act of 1904. 62) ..C P C P . Write a brief note
on m.p sivajnanam.
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Briefly given an of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.
64) F L. List out the
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social causes of corruption
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State the services of Rabindranath Tagore to literature.
?What is the principal demand of ABSU?
47) M O. Bring
out the achievements of Raja Ramanna.
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renewable resources ?
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49) .Define Globalisation
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prepares topographical maps of India.
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Development .
exceeding 100 Words each.
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Numbers of male, and female and child labours in two states
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consequences.
Write down the differences between diagrama and graphs.
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the role of mohammed Ali Jinnah in the creation of
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replaced by B and total work lasted for 17 days. In how many
1932.
days can B do the whole work alone?
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Explain the contribution of B.R.Ambedkar to our nation.
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Draw a blank table to show the candidates sex wise
Describe the development of universities of Tamil Nadu.
appearance for first yesr. Second year and third year
73) F F C P
examinations of a university in the faculties of Arts.
P.
56) ' ' ? What is culture of
Write a note on lndira Gandhi centre for Atomic Research.
poverty ?
74) M, AJ A
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What are the major differences between developed and
State the general objective of National Adult Education
developing nations.
programme [NAEP].
75) C -MF. Special Economic
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zones (SEZs) Discuss.
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76) i F KJ ? What are non
State briefly how the partition of the country in 1947 affected
tariff barriers under modern trade
the educational status of muslims in india.
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Write a brief note on the origin of Naxalite terrorism.
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Critically examine the nuclear co- operation between India
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and the united states of America.
Prices of a particular commodity in 5 year in two cities are
91) J HC MF. Ethnic crisis in
given below.find the city which had more staple prices.
sri Lanka Discuss
20
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16
Prices in city
92) ..I P CP . Write a
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brief note on E.V. Ramasamy Naickar.
10
20
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Prices in city
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Briefly highlight the content of 86 constitutional Amendment
94) ' ' M. Explain the concept
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of Social Action
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What is meant by partition values?Write down the various
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partition values and the formula used to calculate them for a
What is Human resource development perspective in the
frequency distribution
context of women Empowerment?
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Convert 2607.8125 into Hexadecimal system.
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Give an account of religious and social reform movements in
Write a flowchart to find out the largest number from a given
India.
set of 100 integer numbers.
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Describe the relation of the British towards princely states in
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India
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Explain
the salient features of the constitution of India
In a right angled triangle the hypotenuse is 2'2 times the
length of the perpendicular drawn from the opposite vertex on 99) 1947 1964 F-Av .
Review Indo-Pakistan relations from 1947 to 1964
the hypotenuse .Find the other two angles
100) YFF J F
83) (N) 1976-
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Examine the changing role and functions of the election
State the implications of Bonded Labour system
commission of India in view of the Electoral reforms
(Abolition)Act,1976.
undertaken in the recent decades.
84) ,C N H
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h F E L. / What are
Highlight the linkages between bonded labour and child
labour.
the different types of foreign investments? List out the factors
affecting international investment.
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Elucidate the socio-economic disadvantages suffered by
PH. / State the factors affecting womens
Muslims in India.
participating in work.
86) FM F F A
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Judicial Activism Comment.
Point out the major socio-economic problems affecting
104) FM F H MAF
scheduled caste population in India .
.Examine the causes of Indias high birth rate.
87) FM JJ

Bring out the trends in unemployment in India.


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Write short descriptions on commissions of enquiry instituted
against the chief ministers of states on corruption charges.
89) v F P CP .
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GENERAL STUDIES
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What is the aim of National Commission for women act,
1990? To protect the Rights and Welfare of
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candidates:
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Under which act was the supreme court established ?
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Regulating Act of 1773.
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3) F C MF 40 A ?What is
the importance of Art, 40 of the constitution of India?
This question paper is descriptive type in degree standard.
(DPSP) The State shall take steps to organise
ii) M F H
village Panchayats.
MO F
4) F
A? How is the Vice-president of India
. H MO O
elected?
MO F
By both Elected and Nominated members of both
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the houses of Parliament.
Candidates should write their register numbers in the space provided for 5) P P . Write Note
on election commission.
in the main answer book only and should not write Anywhere else and
The superintendence, direction and control of the
also in the additional answer-books.
preparation of the electoral rolls for, and the
iii) M I A O .
conduct of, all elections to Parliament and to the
Legislature of every State and of elections to the
H, A M
offices of President and Vice-President.
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6) ' GI.
The question paper is printed in Tamil and English version. In all
Which government appointed the Mandal commission?
Janata Government.
matters and in cases of doubt English version is Tamil.
7) F Q K F
iv) M M I AF
GIA?
F IN F AF
Who appoints the chairman of the Indian National Human
rights commission? The President of India.
MO.
8) F C Q K
The candidate may answer in Tamil or English or Partly in Tamil
.
When was Indian national human rights commission
and English.
established ? 1993.
v) M M MO
9) F K G.
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When was Indian Citizenship act passed? 1955
P, M M F
10) F C ? Give the meaning
of the Rule of law?
.
The Rule of Law, in its most basic form, is the
Candidates must write the correct number of the question and sub
principle that no one is above the law.
question. Failure to do so will entail loss of credit for the answers. 11) N ? What is meant by cottage
industry ?
vi) ,
An industry where the creation of products and
HJ F Q F
services is home-based, rather than factoryM.
based.
12) FM FF F
There is no reservation of marks for neatness of execution and
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correctness of spelling in respect of this paper.
Give the name of the growth model adopted in the first five
year plan of India. Harrod-Domar Model
13) J ? What is meant by
cropping pattern?
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Cropping pattern refers to the proportionate area 24) J ? Who is the hero of
Porunarattru padai? Karikal Cholan.
under different crops during a fasli year.
st
25)
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Extra Note: (Fasli year commences from 1 July
FQ '- ?
th
and ends on 30 June of the next calendar year.
Periyorai viyathalum ilame; Siriyorai
This is fixed taking into consideration of the crop
igalthal athaninum ilame. Who sung this? Kaniyan
pattern. Generally first crop or samba in our State
Poongundranar
is during rainy season (i.e.) October to
26) 'FM C' F ?Who
January/February . The second crop commences
is called Thirujnanasambandar as Dravida sisu?
in January/February and lasts till April/May.
Adi Sankarar
However in Thanjavur,. Thiruvarur ,
27) "H F "- ?
Nagapattinam, Tiruchirapalli, Karur and
Uzhaipin vara uruthigal uzhavo- Who sung this?
Pattinatthar.
Perambalur districts lands under Cauvery , Mettur
28) 'K' L CK ? Who is
Project , Kuruvari crop is raised in July and
the author of Romapuri Pandiyan?
harvested in October/November. After this, Samba
Kalignar Karunanithi
crop is raised.)
29)
'F ' ? Who is called as
14) ' ' - . Define per capita
Thirunalai Povar? Nandanar.
income.
Total National income divided by total population; 30) I GF e
F .
in other words, average income per person in a
Who has the power to control over the contingency fund in
country.
Tamilnadu? Governor
15) P F . What is the source of
31) I ' A F'
Damodar river?
H?
The river originates from a cold water spring of
In which year, Namadhu Gramam programme was launched
Khamarpat Hill of Palamau district, Bihar.
in Tamilnadu? 2004.
16) C F A P ? What is the
32) K P M. Explain Right to equality.
main aim of Chipko movement?
right to equality irrespective of religion, race,
The main aim of the chipko movement is to stop
caste, sex or place of birth.
the cutting of trees.
33) C FFF F C
17) F MK . Explain the term VAT.
?
Value Added Tax
By which amendment act, are fundamental duties
18) I F
incorporated in the constitution of India? 42nd
N PH.
Amendment.
Mention any three major export income earning industries of
2
Tamilnadu.
34) : Simplify: 1 +
IT & ITES Industries, Automobile Industries &
3
1
+
Textile Industries.
4
1+
19) v ? What is an Asteroid?
5
Asteroids also called minor planets, are Solar
Ans. 7/4
System bodies smaller than planets but larger
35) 5% Q MAF 3
than meteoroids. The vast majority of known
O .900 Q ?
asteroids are found within the main asteroid belt,
How much money lent out at 5% per annum simple interest
will amount to Rs.900 as interest in 3 years?
between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
SI=Pnr/100 ; 900 = Px3x5/100; P=6000.
20) J O
Write the building blocks of major biomacromolecules.
HK- (Section- B)
The four major biomacromolecules are nucleic
(CP M MO M )
)
acids, proteins, lipids, and polysaccharides. Their
building blocks are nucleotides, amino acids,
(Short Answer Type)
fatty acids, and sugars, respectively.
P:
21) vC G C
i)
W M
FM
M
. MM 50 I
Where is the Pasteur institute and Tuberculosis Research
MO.
Centre located in India? Mention their thrust areas.
Note: Answer any twenty five of the followings not
Coonoor Respectively. DPT, BCG, ARV
22) F J NML JKO F,
exceeding 50 Words each.
O FM C
ii) MM F Each question
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carries three mark
25 OUT OF 30
Give any two advantages of microbial enzymes over
mammalian enzymes in enzyme biotechnology.
25 X 3 = 75
Quick Reaction Time & Temperature Resistant,
36) K 'Q F' . Write
23) M ? What is meant by DATA
down the Power of pardon of the president
CAPTURE?
37) I F x F C
The acquisition of data to be entered into a
M.
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raj Act.
?
38) G ? What is Council of states?
What is the importance of consumer protection act in
Tamilnadu?
39) . Write the Fundamental
65) 17,16 15 O
duties.
(A, B, C) .21,765- QQ 18
40) ? What is Fiannce Bill?

5% QJ
41) "A C" P P . Write a note
HKOA. C -
on the Nationalisation of Banks.
A.
42) FJ C A PH. Briefly
Rs.21765 are divided among three brothers A, B and C aged
explain the Gandhian model of growth.
17 years, 16 years and 15 year respectively in such a way
43) E AO A E PH. List the
that each receives the same amount at 5% p.a. S.I. when he
important functions of commercial banks.
reaches 8 years of age find the share of C.
44) O Q A? How
do Extrusive Igneous rocks from?
HK- (Section- C)
45) O F cMJ A .State
(

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the significance of water vapour in the atmosphere.
(Brief Answer Type)
46) G GFO P . Mention
P: i) W F
any three sources of state Finance.
M M . MM
47) GQ MF . Give third laws of
100 I MO.
Newtons laws of motion.
48) W M M
Note: Answer any seventeen of the followings not
M .
exceeding 100 Words each.
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ii)
N
carries
five
marks
17 OUT OF 22
a
o
17 x 5 = 85
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66) F CH
PH
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PH.
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Mention the preamble as given in the consticution of India.
ii) H+
67) F M.Explain
Write the aldol condensation product of the starting material
the equality before law.
given below and mention the stereo chemistry of the double
68) J FC P P .
bond.
Write a note on the leader of the opposition of the House o
49) QRv M. Briefly
the people.
explain Parthenogenesis and its types
69) GF A E MF.
50) PJL FO
Discuss four important functions of District administration.
A . O
70) F C F J A
.
.
Mention the importance enzymes used in genetic engineering.
Write the significance of the preamble of constitution of India.
Give their functions in brief.
71) 'F' P P . Write a note on planning
51) ROM RAM ? What is ROM and RAM
commission.
? Explain the difference between them.
72) OJ G
52) H J MK. Describe the
M.
function of Endoplasmic reticulum.
Explain the causes of the poor economic condition of farm
53) P P . Write a short note on
labour.
kanda purana.
73) b FM, F OJ
54) CJ C M. Explain the
c F C?
significance of Kutrala Kuravanchi
Why is irrigation more developed in the northern Indian plains
than in peninsular India?
55) CF C M. Explain historical
74) I C F (C) P
significance of Silapathikaram
.
56) P PH. Mention the
Elaborate on social welfare Programme aimed especially at
agricultural rituals.
children.
57) G O M. Write about
75)
MJ J F,
the life of people who lived in Neithl Lands
MK.
58) H H C M. Write about
Discuss the classification of polymers based on molecular
the importance of Child birth ritual.
force.
59) L C M. Explain the significance
76)
J N ML J F
of Thai pongal
A O.
60) F C . Explain the significance of
Bring out the importance of bioinformatics in biotechnology.
Theru Koothu
77) FJ E P . Write about multi
61) I P PH. Write a short note on
faceted roles of Bharathi.
Kummiattam
78) I P F ? What
62) I CO ?
are the prehistoric news about Tamilnadu?
What are the sources of income of municipalities in
79) KK E ? What are the social
Tamilnadu?
functions of Thanthai Periyar
63) I K G F ? What are the
80) M P PH. Mention the
executive powers of the governor of Tamilnadu?
musical instruments during sangam age.
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83) G O M. Write the salient
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85)
86)
87)

features of the people who live in Mullai land.


' ' P F M. Write about
Kuravai Koothu
I N MK. Explain the
industrial policy of Tamilnadu.
F O A E M
Explain the main functions of district planning committees.
.5450 HK. 3, 4, 5
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Divide Rs.5450 into 3 parts so that the respective amounts at
4, 5, 6 percent in 3, 4, 5 years respectively may be the same.

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(MK MO M )
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98)
99)

MK.
Explain the composition and powers of the parliament.
C F P .
Write an essay on the constitution amendment processes.
C Q K F FH.
Estimate the functions of National Human Rights commission.
F F M
Explain the basic characteristics of Indian economy.
FM P .
Write an account on the different types of soils in India.
I O O F
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What are the social welfare programmes for woman and
children in Tamilnadu?
RA (Zinc) A . R
H L R
HKA. R A P
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Name three ores of zinc. How is zinc extracted from zinc
blende? Write the importance of zinc carbonate.
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Write on the role of CSIR in the improvement of science in
India. Highlight any 3 research institutions with their
contributions.
H I P OH MK.
Explain the role of Europeans to tamil language.
IF
P MK.
Explain about the development that has taken place among
women of Tamil nadu in twentieth century.
CK A E MF.
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1)

2)

3)

4)

........ . The
Regulating Act was passed in the year1773

? Which state of India has the longest coastline?
Gujarat.
4 .......... The
practice of Sati was abolished byLord William Bentinck.
1861-
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17) ' ' ? What is comparative
has been raised by the Act of 1861 to-. 5(Five).
advantage?
5)
Comparative advantage (David Ricardos theory)
........ The social reformer
refers to the ability of a party (an individual, a
of Bengal who championed the council the cause of widow
firm, or a country) to produce a particular good or
remarriage was-..
service at a lower marginal cost and opportunity
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.
cost than another party.
6) ........ . The
18) 1985 52-
Theosophical Society was established by? What is fifty second Amendment Act of 1985?
The Theosophical Society was founded in New
Anti-Defection Law.
York City, USA, in 1875 by Madam Helena
19) UNCTAD-. Expand UNCTAD.
Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, William Quan
United Nations Conference on Trade and
Judge and others.
Development.
7) ........
20) 4 ,
. The Dual system was introduced by-.
4
Robert Clive.
. Mention the difference between the inclusive and
8)
exclusive intervals.
? Medha Patkar is a name associated with
Inclusive interval: x - y means all the values
which project?
between x and y including x and y.
Sardar Sarovar Dam being built across the
Exclusive interval: x - y means all the value
Narmada river, Gujarat, India.
between x and y including x but excluding y..
9)
21) 4 . Define
........ The First UN Secretary General
skew ness with the help of diagram.
from Africa was-. Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt.
In probability theory and statistics, skewness is a
10) ? Who was the
measure of the asymmetry of the probability
first President of free India?
distribution
of a real-valued random variable.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
NEGATIVE
SKEW:
The left tail is longer; the mass
11)
of
the
distribution
is concentrated on the right of
4 ? Which state in India shows an excess of
the
figure.
It
has
relatively
few low values. The
females over males? Kerala.
distribution
is
said
to
be
left-skewed
.
12) ? What is
Ellen Churchill Semples first book?
Example (observations): 1, 1000, 1001, 1002,
American History and Its Geographic Conditions
1003 .
(1903).
POSITIVE SKEW: The right tail is longer; the mass
13) ? Who is the
of the distribution is concentrated on the left of
Chairman of the planning Commission of India?
the figure. It has relatively few high values. The
Our Prime Minister.
distribution is said to be right-skewed.
14) 4 ? What is the aim of World
Example (observations): 1, 2, 3, 4, 100.
Bank?
To provide financial and technical assistance to
developing countries around the world.
15) ? What are
the objectives of tabulation?
To understood easily and quickly able to locate
the desired information.
22) 4?
16) ......... 1813-
When was the first mini-computer built?
. The Charter Act 1813 was passed
The first successful minicomputer was Digital
during the time of-.. Lord Minto.
Equipment Corporations 12-bit PDP-8, launched in
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33) ? Who is
(or) The Diagonal of this square is 2. Therefore
the present Cabinet Minister for External Affairs? Shri SM
the area = (diagonal)x(diagonal)/2 = 2.
24) 4 . Define
Krishna
kurtosis with the help of diagram?
34) ? What is Certiorari?
In probability theory and statistics, kurtosis (from
A writ of certiorari means an order by a higher
the Greek word kurtos, meaning bulging) is a
court directing a lower court, tribunal, or public
measure of the "peakedness" of the probability
authority to send the record in a given case for
distribution of a real-valued random variable.
review and may quash the order if necessary.
Higher kurtosis means more of the variance is
35) ? What is mandamus?
due to infrequent extreme deviations, as opposed
A writ of mandamus (means "we command in
to frequent modestly-sized deviations.
Latin), is "issued by a superior court to compel a
lower court or a government officer to perform
mandatory or purely ministerial duties correctly".
36) 4 ? What is Right
to Information Act?
An Act to provide for right of access to
information to the citizens of the State and in
relation to the matters connected therewith or
incidental thereto.
25) ? Define poverty.
37)
Poverty is the condition of lacking basic human
? When was the system of contract labour in
our country abolished?
needs such as nutrition, clean water, health care,
The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition)
clothing, and shelter because of the inability to
Act, 1970
afford them.
38) ? What is Genocide?
26) ? What
Genocide is the deliberate and systematic
is the meaning of under-employment?
A situation in which a worker is employed, but not
destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic,
in the desired capacity, whether in terms of
racial, religious, or national group.
39)
compensation, hours, or level of skill and
4? Which district in Tamil Nadu has the
experience.
highest child labourers?
27) ? What is Female
Dharmapuri (According to Tamil Nadu Govt
Infanticide?
Website)
Female Infanticide is the practice of someone
40) ? Who are antyajas?
intentionally killing an female infant. Often it is
The Antyajas or untouchables are not considered
the mother who commits the act.
as a part of Chaturvarna system. They are also
28)
4? In which state of India is the women Literacy
known as Avarnas meaning people without any
rate high? Kerala.
Varna.
29) 1989 1999
? How many
- SECTION-B
Parliamentary elections had taken place in India between
( )
1989-1999.
(Short Answer Type)
5 times: 1989 1991 1996 1998 1999
: i)
30) - 4
.
? Who headed the commission on Centre-State
50 .
Relations?
Note: Answer any twenty of the following questions not
Sarkaria Commission was set up in June 1983
exceeding 50 words each.
submitted in 1988.
ii) . Each
Justice Madan Mohan Punchhi in 2007.
question carries three marks.
203=60
31) 13, 32, 131-136,
143 226- .
41) (1757)
Briefly state the importance of Articles 13, 32, 131-136, 143
. Describe of the growth of the East India
and 226 of the Constitution of India.
company up to the battle of Plassey (1757)
The powers of Judicial Review of legislation have 42)
been specifically recognized in the articles 13,
. Write a note on the boycott of Simon
32, 131-136, 143 and 226.
Commission.
43)
32)
. Bring out the importance of Cabinet Mission Plan.
? How has the planning Commission of India
44)
described unemployment?
? Why is Sarojini Naidu Known as the
Unemployed are those who did not work for
Nightingale of India?
atleast 100 days in a year.
45) .Review
the achievements of Lalit kala Academy?
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Write a note on the New Education Policy of 1986.
National Commission for Minorities?
47) . 64)
. Give any
Give an account of the Bhopal gas leak tragedy.
48) ' '
three examples of Untouchability practices in India.
? What can we do with GIS
65) 4
. What are the main causes of poverty
Technology?
49) 4 . Define Globalization.
in India?
50) 9, 1971 -
4 .
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th
Briefly mention the Indo-soviet Treaty of friendship of 9
( )
August, 1971
(Brief Answer Type)
51) 2006- 4
: i)
? Who
.
led the Indian Delegation at the world Trade organization
100 .
(WTO) meeting in Geneva in June 2006?
Note: Answer any twenty-two of the following questions
52)
not exceeding 100 words each.
. Find the mean and standard deviation of first 10
ii) .Each

natural numbers.
question carries five marks.
225=110
22
53)
:
66) . Point out the
(.)

results of the battle of Buxar.
67) 1916- 4
0-200
40
. Examine the main provisions of
200-400
51
400-600
64
Lucknow Pact of 1916.
68) 4
600-800
38
800-1000
7
. Give an
Convert the following distribution into more than cumulative
estimate of the role played by Rajaji in the Salt Satyagraha at
frequency and less than cumulative frequency.
Vedaranyam.
Weekly Wages (Rs.)
No.of workers
69) . Discuss the
0-200
40
significance of Nehru Report.
200-400
51
70)
400-600
64
. Estimate the work of
600-800
38
Sir Thomas Monroe as Governor of Madras
800-1000
7
71)
54) 4 AB=10cm, BC=15cm AD:DC=2:3
. Give an account of St. Ramalingas
ABC . In the following figure, AB=10cm,
religious reforms.
72)
?
BC=15cm, AD:DC=2:3; then find ABC
. What is Theosophical
Society? Indicate its significance in the history of Tamil Nadu.
73)
. Write briefly on Indian Space Research
and Development.
74) '4 '
? Why do we need positioning system (GPS)
technology?
55) 2004-
75) 370-. Comment on

Article 370.
? What are the salient features of guidelines unveiled
76)

by RBI on July, 2004 for private banks?
? Why is India yet to
56) ? Who are
accept capital account convertibility as a goal?
the religious minorities in India?
77) 4
57)
. 4
? What are the current social problems affecting the
. Name the islands in the Indian
Indian Society?
Ocean with their areas and also mention the largest island in
58)
the world.
. Write short notes
78) . Write the
on National Commission for Scheduled Castes.
expansions for the following?
59) 2004-
i) NASSCOM ii) UNICEF
iii) PERT iv) PMUPE
v)
?
SUNFED
What are the guidelines given by the Election Commission of
79) A B
India as Election Reforms in 2004?
.
60) 4

. Distinguish between Bonded
. The following are the runs scored by two batsmen A
Labour and Child Labour
and B. who is the better scorer and who is the consistent
61) - ? What is E- Governance?
player?
62) -. Distinguish Dual Citizenship
A 5 7 16 27 39 53 56 61 80 101 105
B 0 4 16 21 41 43 57 78 83 90
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Convert (101.11)2 into decimal number and the decimal
number 983.27 into octal system.
81)
.
Explain the six basic components of a microprocessor-based
system.
82) 2 , A, B 3
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. At 2 pm, two persons A and B starts from a place
with a speed of 3 km per hour and 6 km per hour respectively.
Find graphically, which the distance between A and B will be
15 km.
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97) . Estimate the
achievements of Lord Ripon.
98) .
Bring out the achievements of Jawaharlal Nehru.
99)
:
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,
,

.
During 1978-79, the Government of India launched
Discuss power and functions of the president of India on the
National Adult Education Programme with following
following points:
objectives : Awareness, Functionality & Literacy.
Executive powers, Legislative powers, Judicial powers,

Financial powers, miscellaneous powers Affairs and
. Write a short note on Central Vigilance Commission
Diplomatic powers, Emergency powers and Declaration of
Emergency etc.
(CVC).
100)


. Describe the sociological perspective of terrorism.
. Critically examine the meaning of
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secularism in Indian context and relevance
4 . Explain the
101)

differences between the voluntary organization and Non ,
Governmental Organizations.

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. Critically assess why rural poors
4 . Explain the new
are concentrated in developing countries and what to do to
programmes for Economic Empowerment of women in India.
reduce poverty in rural areas.
4 4
102)
. Explain the social responsibility of

political elite in our country.
. Critically analyses the magnitude of

population problems in India and suggest ways and means
. Describe the theoretical explanation of the causes
of controlling its growth.
of Terrorism.
2006- 4 103) . 4
4
. Describe the changes
. Define
introduced by the Government of Tamil Nadu in the local body
terrorism. Critically examine the problems and challenges of
elections in 2006.
tourism inn both national context of India and as a global
-. Discuses Special
phenomenon.
Economic Zones (SEZ).
104)
: .
. Critically examine the special
Comment on River Water Disputes in India.
welfare measures available for women and children.
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in the state and is the Secretary of the State
provided for in the main answer-book only and should not
Cabinet of Ministers.
write anywhere else and also in the additional answer6)
books.
? Who is considered as the Guardian of the Constitution
iii) 4.
of India?
,
The Supreme Court of India.
.
The Question paper is printed in Tamil and English Versions. In 7) ?
Which committee recommended the three-tier system of
all matters and in cases of doubt English version is final.
Panchayat?
iv)

The Balwant Rai Mehta Committee (1957)
.
8) ' ' ? Which is
The candidate may answer in Tamil or English or partly in
called Operation Vijay?
Tamil and English.
a. Operation Vijay (1961), the operation by the
v)
Military of India that led to the capture of Goa,
.
Daman and Diu and Anjidiv Islands.
,
b. Operation Vijay (1999), the Indian operation to
.
push back infiltrators in the Kargil War.
Candidates must write the correct number of the question and
9)
sub-question. Failure to do so will entail loss of credit for the
answer.
? When did India explode its first nuclear
vi) ,
device?

May 18, 1974.
.
10) 1955
There is no reservation of marks for neatness of execution and
? How many nations participated in the Bandung
correctness of spelling in respect of this paper.
Conference of 1955?
Twenty-nine governments of Asian and African
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nations.
( )
11)
? What is regional
(Very Short Answer Type)
development?
: i) .
Regional development is the provision of aid and
20 .
Answer all the questions not exceeding 20 words each.
other assistance to regions which are less
Note: ii) . Each question
economically developed.
carries one mark.
351=35
35
12) ? What is migration?
13) . Define
1) : . Write a short note
Direct Tax with an example.
on citizen of a state.
All taxes on Income, Property or Wealth are
A native or naturalized member of a state or
known as Direct Taxes. A direct tax is borne
nation who owes allegiance to its government
entirely by the entity that pays it, and cannot be
and is entitled to its protection.
passed on to another entity; Eg: Income Tax,
2) ? Who is Governor?
Corporation Tax, Wealth Tax etc.
The `Governor` is the Constitutional head of the
14) . State
state; they have appraised powers and functions
the nature of urban unemployment.
at the state level as that of the President of India 15) ? What are
at the central level.
inundation canals?
3) ? What is democracy?
Inundation channels and delivered water to the
government by the people; a form of government
fields when rivers were in high flow during the
in which the supreme power is vested in the
Heavy rain fall, summer or during flood.
people and exercised directly by them or by their 16) ? Name the Kharif crops.
The Kharif crop is the autumn harvest (also
elected representatives under a free electoral
known as the summer or monsoon crop) in India
system.
4) 73-
and Pakistan. Kharif crops are usually sown with
? What is the three-tier system recognized
the beginning of the first rains in July, during the
rd
by the 73 Amendment Act?
south-west monsoon season. The term Kharif
Under three-tier system of democratic
means "autumn" in Arabic.
decentralization, Zilla Parishad is the apex body
17)
at the district level followed by Panchayat
? To which
Samitis at Block level as second-tier and Gram
university has the Information Technology Institute of Tamil
Nadu (TANITEC) been merged?
Panchayats, the third-tier.
Anna University.
5) : . Write a
short note on Chief Secretary of a state.
In India Each state and some Union Territories
have Chief Secretaries-member of the Indian
Administrative Service-As such the Chief
Secretary serves as Chief of all government staff
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(Wireless Local Loop service)?
19) ? What is meant by ecliptic?
The sun's apparent path around the earth. The ecliptic
is the plane in which the Earth rotates around the Sun.
It is inclined by 23.44 against the celestial equator.
20) 4 0.0001
/ , P H ? What is
the P H of a solution whose hydronium ion concentration is 0.0001
moles per litre?
21) 4 ? .
What are biopesticides? Give their benefits.
Biopesticides are certain types of pesticides derived
from such natural materials as animals, plants,
bacteria, and certain minerals.
22) ELISA . Briefly explain ELISA.
ELISA- Enzyme-Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay, is a
widely-used method for measuring the concentration of
a particular molecule (e.g., a hormone or drug) in a fluid
such as serum or urine.
23) ? What is a logic gate?
A logic gate performs a logical operation on one or more
logic inputs and produces a single logic output. The
logic normally performed is Boolean logic and is most
commonly found in digital circuits.
24) ?
Which Atrruppadai book praises about the Nalliyakodan of Oiyma
kingdom?
Sirubanattru Padai.
25) 4 ? What was the
message found in the Chinnamanur Bronze plate inscriptions?
Mahabharatham tamil padutthum Madurapuri Sangam
vaithu Means Perundevanar wrote Mahabharata in
Tamil during Sangam Age.
26) ? What were the books
contributed by Andal?
Thirupavai and Nachiar Tirumozhi.
27) ? Name the benevolent who
supported kamban?
Sadayappa Vallal.
28) 4
. Name the two places where rock-cut temples were found
in Tamil Nadu.
29) ? Name the
place near Pondicherry where excavation work was carried out.
Arikamedu.
30) ? When did the state of
Tamil Nadu come into existence?
The State of Madras was renamed as Tamil Nadu in
1969.
31) 4? How many
Revenue Taluks are there in Tamil Nadu?
32) . Write a brief note
on Tamil Nadu Legislature.
Tamil Nadu was the residuary part of the erstwhile
Madras Presidency. The First Legislative Assembly of
the present Tamil Nadu State was constituted in March
1952. the Legislative Council was abolished with effect
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Assembly consisting of 235 members including one
nominated member.
33) ? How is the
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu appointed?
The Governor of the state who call the head of the party
with the majority in the election to form the goverment.
The head of the Party (or) his nominee become the chief
minister and appointed by the Governor of the state
concerned.
34) .4000- 20%
4 . A man sold a house for
Rs. 4,000 and lost 20%. Find the cost price of the house.
Selling Price = 4000; Loss = 20% ; Cost Price = SP/ 0.8
= 4000 / 0.8 = 5000.
35) 80,000
20% 4, 4
. The population of a town is 80,000. If the
population increases 20% every year, find the population after 3
years.
Population after 3 years = 80000 [1 + 20/100]3 = 80000 x
(1.2)3 = 138240.

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36) ? What is meant by

Parliamentary Democracy?
37) 365- . Explain

Article 365 of the Constitution of India.


38) 4

39)
40)
41)
42)
43)

44)

45)
46)
47)

? What are factors that influence the changing role of


the Collector?
. Write the duties of
the Lok Sabha.
. List out the
merits and demerits of Judical Review.
. Write a note
on Constituent Assembly.
. Explain
indirect tax with an example.
?
. Define national income
and list the methods of accounting it.

? What are the conditions essential for the construction
of Tubewells?
? What do you mean by
white revolution?
. Write
a brief note on Anna Marumalarchi thittam.
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Write the Claisen rearrangement product for the starting
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68)
69)

Explain in brief the process of urine formation.


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65)

. Enumerate the contribution of


biotechnology of the food industry.
1112 1012 .
Multiply 1112 by 1012 using binary multiplication method.
.
Describe the types of nucleic acids in a plant cell.
. Explain the
significance of Mukkudarpallu.
? What is the significance of
Pillaitamil?
- . Write a short note on
Kavadiattam.
. Write the
characteristic features of family and personal life during
Sangam period.
. Explain the significance of
three Sangams.
. Explain the life of
people who lived on Kurunji land.
? What was the status of
women during Sangam period?
4 . State about
the food habit of ancient Tamils.
? What was the
significance of marriage during Sangam period?
. Explain the
Tamil Nadu Panchayat Raj system.
4 .
Write on MLA Constituency Development Scheme.

. What are six freedoms given to the
Indian citizens?
.990- ,
10% 10% .

. A man sold two horses for
Rs.990 each gaining 10% on the one and losing 10% on the
other. Find his total gain or loss and also its percentage.
Whenever a person sells two articles for same
price and on one he gains r% and on the other he
loses r%, then in total there will be always a loss
and loss% = (r/10)2.
There for here

(10/10)2=1%

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87)

? What are
the Fundamental Duties incorporated in Part IV A of the
Constitution?
- 4 . Explain the Centre-State
relations.
4 ? What are the
jurisdictions of High Court?
.
Explain the organization of District Rural Development
Agency.
. Write a
note on National Development Council.
. Write the
significance of tribunals.
. Explain
the characteristics of a good tax system.
.
Explain the geographical requirements for the cultivation of
sugarcane.

Sustainable Access in
Rural India (SARI) ? What are the
objectives of Sustainable Access in Rural India (SARI)?
C6H10
.
.
OHC-CH2-CH2-CH2-CH2-CHO
.
A hydrocarbon of formula C6H10 absorbs H2 upon catalytic
hydrogenation. Upon ozonolysis the hydrocarbon gives the
product below:
OHC-CH2-CH2-CH2-CH2-CHO
What is the structure of the hydrocarbon?
4 ?
4
. What are the transgenic organisms?
Highlight with examples from both plants and animals.
? State the
significance of the book Pattinapalai.
. Explain the characteristic
features of Mullaipattu.
. Explain the significance of
Thai Pongal.
. Write a short note on
Poikal Kuthirai.
4 . Write a short note on
Panguni Utthirum.
. Explain about rural set-up
and market during Sangam period.

. What are all the historical information
obtained through fold literatures?
4 . Write a short note on local
self government.
. Explain
two important recommendations of Sarkaria Commission.

. Explain four important features of the Constitution
of India.
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89)

90)
91)

92)
93)

94)

. Explain Directive Principles of State Policy.



? What are the emergency powers of the President of
India?
.
Trace the significance of various General Elections.
4 .
4 4 . Explain
capital formation. Specify the problems of capital formation in
India.

. Write an essay on the sources of irrigation in India.

. Explain the constraints
and issues faced by the Government of Tamil Nadu for
providing social security for all.
A B

. Synthesize the compound B
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v)


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96)

97)

98)

99)

? What are the steps


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Technology Education?

. Write about the contributions of Tamil Nadu to Indian
Culture.

. Illustrate that Tamil is an ancient language
and mention that it has all the qualities to get a classical
language status.
.
Explain the powers and functions of the Governor of Tamil
Nadu.
. Write the
important powers of a Chief Minister of a state.

. Candidates must write the correct


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? What was the name of Journal launched by Periyar
The difference of 1 longitude will make a difference
E.V. Ramaswamy to get this self-respect movement
of--.minutes in time. Four minutes.
20) .........4 . The
progressed? Kudi arasu,in Tamil; Revolt in English.
3) ? When
Liberhan Commission Report is associated with--..
did Vasco da Gama reach India?
Demolition of Babri Masjid in Ded 6, 1992.
May 20, 1498, at Calicut on the Malabar Coast of
India.

4)
()....... The British
"
General who visited king Jahangirs Court to get trade
concessions was-.. William Hawkins.
5)
......... 4 . Under the
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system of Subsidiary Alliance, Lord Wellesley signed the first
alliance with --.
Nizam of Hyderabad.
6) 1755
"
..........
The British army leader who was defeated by Puli Devan in
21) ... ? What is the
the year 1755 was --. Mafaz Khan (or) Heron
use of GPRS technology?
7) 1855-56 ,
Is a pocket oriented mobile General Pocket Radio
...........
Service to browse on net.
The famous tribal rebellion that took place in Bihar in the
x
years 1855-56 was -- The Santhal Revolt.
22) 1 .x .

10
8) ............... The person
.
responsible for the Aligarh movement was-(.) ? A man buys oranges for
Sir Sayed Ahmed Khan.
x
9) 4 ,
Rs.x per dozen and sells them Rs.
per orange. What is
........... The name of the novel of Bankim Chandra
10
Chatterji that kindled the national spirit is--. Anandmath.
his profit in Rs. Per orange? x/10 x/12 = 6x 5x/60 =
10)
Rs. x/60
.............
23) , ..............
--is called as the Prophet of Militant Nationalism./
Data collected fresh for an investigation are known as-Aurobindo Ghosh
PRIMARY DATA.
11) '
24) 5
' 4 4?
?
Which spectroscopy was used to find out the presence of
Find the odd one out from the 5 figures given below:
water molecules in moon? Neutron spectroscopy
December November October September August
12) ' ' ? Who
1
2
3
4
5
is the Father of Nano Science?
25) ...........
Richard Feynman
4 .
13) ....... The
Domestic Violence Act was passed in the year--to give
time taken by Neptune to complete one full rotation around
empowerment for women. 2005.
the sun is-- 164 years.
26) ' ' .........
14) ' ' ..........
.
Species Plantarums is a book written by-- Carolus
Poverty line is defined according to ---. organisation.
Linnaeus, in 1753.
Planning commission & Central Statistical
15)
Organisation.
.......... The uncertainty principle in Physics
27) '' .......... . The
was propounded by--. Werner Heisenberg, in 1927
word Panchamas referred to-- Panchama (meaning
16) ? What is Deficit
fifth) generally refers to the Untouchables.
Budget? In a Budget when Receipts exceeds its
28)
income over a particular period of time is called
? Who was distinguished poverty into
as deficit budget.
primary and secondary? Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree
17) .............. 4 29) ?
. --.is the programme to give
Mention the political system which allows free economic
adequate health care for children. INTEGRATED CHILD
competition without any interference from the state. LaissezDEVELOPMENT SCHEME (1975).
faire.
18) '' ? What is BRIC? An acronym for
30) ...............
.
the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China
Reservation for the scheduled caste is provided in terms of
combined. These are the leading emerging
their POPULATION.
markets.
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45)
?
? /What were the main
Mention the year in which a special ministry for women and
economic effects of the British rule in India?
social welfare was started at the centre, in India 1985.
46) .
32) ,
Explain the concept of Unity in Diversity.

47) ' ' ?
4? Who is empowered to appoint a special officer to
What is meant by Peaceful Co-existence?
safeguard the interests of the minorities in the state?
48)
.
GOVERNOR.
Write a short note on Vazhndhu Kattuvom project.
33) ()
49)
?
?
What are the stages involved in Disaster Management?
In which year was Dowry Prohibition Act (Amendment)
50)
enacted? 1984.
.
34)
Name any two areas of the world where acid rain is common.
..........
Give reasons for the same.
Revolt against the constitutional government of ones own
51) ?What are the causes of
country is--.POLITICAL REVOLT
Inflation?
35) 33
52) ? What do you mean by Plan
.........
Expenditure?
Womens Reservation Bill providing a 33% reservation for
53) :
women was first presented in Rajya Sabha on-- 8th

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36) ......... The Naxalite
Calculate Harmonic Mean from the following data:
Terrorism started in the state West Bengal.
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10-20
20-30
30-40
40-50
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10
7
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37)
54)
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.
Public Grievance Day is observed in collectorates on-..
Mention any three types of Bar diagrams.
Every Monday.
55)
38)
4 ?
? What
What is the difference between parallel processing and
are the Commissions constituted to look into the spirit
distributed processing?
scandals in Kerala and Tamil Nadu?
56)
39)
?
...........
On what basis is a party recognized by the Election
Electronic Voting Machines were first used in the year-Commission as a National Party?
EVMs were first used in 1982 in the by-elections
57) 4
of Parur Assembly Constituency of Kerala.
.
40) ?
List the factors that influence the making of Public Opinion.
Who was the first Chief Information Commissioner of India?
58) 4 4 ?
Wahajat Habibullah.
What are the Rights included in the Human Rights?
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44)

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64)
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Evaluate the significance of V.O. Chidambaram in Indian
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What is E-commerce? What are its various types?
not exceeding 100 Words each.
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Briefly highlight the election procedure of the Legislative
carries five marks.
22 x 5 = 110
Council of the state.
66)
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Estimate the role of Jawaharlal Nehru in Indian National
Write a short note on the Justice M.M. Punchhi Commission
Movement.
Report on centre-state relations.
67) . Bring
85)
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out the importance of the Swadeshi movement.
the main features of non-alignment.
68) 1935
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Discuss the salient features of the Government of India Act,
Define Tribes and discuss their social problems.
1935.
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69)
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What are the problems involved in the effective rehabilitation
Enumerate the impact of British rule on the Indian society.
of bonded labourers?
70) 1857 .
88)

Mention the causes of the Revolt of 1857.
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71) ' ' Examine the causes for the origin and development of
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Terrorism.
Raja Rammohan Roy is the father of Indian Renaissance.
89) 4 1976-
Justify.
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72) . Write a note
Which acts are considered offences under protection of Civil
on Albuquerque.
Rights Act, 1976?
73)
90)

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74) ' '
Discuss the remedial measures undertaken by the Govt. of
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India for the removal of poverty.
Why is Monsoon Asia densely populated?
91)
75) . Discuss the
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significance of SAARC.
Highlight any five effects of unemployment on family.
76) . Describe the
92) 1986
principles of Indias Foreign Policy.
4 ?
77) .
What are the rights of the consumers recognized under
th
What are the objectives of 11 Five-Year Plan in India?
Consumer Protection Act of 1986?
78)
93)
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Explain the general rules for constructing diagrams.
Discuss the economic empowerment of women through
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micro-credit policy.
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Briefly explain the main causes of illiteracy.
B.Sc.
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management systems.
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account of the sixteenth SAARC summit.
101)
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Politicians and Bureaucrats are two components in
democratic country. Comment.
102) 4
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How does the electronic media influence the formation of
public opinion?
103)
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Highlight the suggestions made by Swaminathan
Committee to implement the population policy in India.
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the terrorist activities in Kashmir.

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What is the importance of Article 326 of the Constitution of
India? Universal Adult Franchise (18 years above).
, -

? Which amendment integrated Goa,
Daman and Diu with the Union of India as its eighth union
territory? Twelfth amendment Act 1962
.
Differentiate between Cabinet and Council of Ministers.
Cabinet ministers are part of Council of ministers,
normally seniors with higher Rank.
? What is meant
by writ of Mandamus?
Means to command. It is an order or command
from a superior court to a lower court or tribunal
or public authority to perform an act, which falls
within its duty or which it fails to do.
...............

. According to---amendment same
person can be appointed as a Governor for two or more
states. 7th Constitutional Amendment Act 1956
4
? Which Article
makes a special provision for the retention of the English
language for usage in courts? Article 348

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In which of the Houses, the impeachment motion against the
Indian President can be initiated?
The impeachment procedure can be initiated in
either House of the Parliament.

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Commission. B P Mandal.
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year-..the state of Nagaland was formed.
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? Which Article deals with the Right to
Committee is associated with--. Capital Account
Freedom of Religion? Right to Freedom of Religion Convertibility.
25) ? Name the
Articles 25 to 28
11)
Head of Tamil Nadu Planning Commission. CM.
4?
26)
To which year does the first epigraph mentioning tying of
. Give any two sources of revenue of the
Thaali by bridegroom to bride belong? 958 AD
VAT, Excise on Liquor, Profession Tax,
12)
Entertainment Tax etc
? What is the special drum played during
27) 1 = ............... I Angstrom unit = 10-10 metre.
Eruthazhvuthal by shepherds? Erugotparai.
28) .
13) ? Which race lived
Name the carbon compound used in the manufacture of
in Lemuria continent? The Dravidians
artificial silk. DOUBT.(We will answer in two days)
14) ? What are Krandha
29) ... ? What is DNA
letters? Other language words used in Tamil
footprinting?
especially Sanskrit.
DNA footprinting is a method of investigating the
15)
sequence specificity of DNA-binding proteins
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30) ? What is an Idiogram?
What was the name of Association formed by Ramalinga
Drawing or photograph of the chromosomes of a
Vallalar for integrating people of all faiths?
particular cell.
Samarasa Suddha Sanmargam (1865)
31) 'VRML' ? What is VRML? Virtual Reality
16) ... ? What were the
Modeling Language,
magazines run by Thiru. Vi. Ka? Navasakthi,
32) 4
Desabhaktan.
.
17) . Mention any
Mention any one user friendly e-governance application.
two negotiable instruments. Cheques, DDs
Transference, Faster etc
18) . Explain FEMA
33) 4 ? Write the
Foreign Exchange Management Act.
objectives of self-help groups. Groups of people who
19) ' ' ( )
provide mutual support for each other.
? What is marketing planning?
34) 1969 - 4
20) 4 ? What is the source of the
?
Narmada River? Amarkantak
Who was the Chairman of a committee appointed by the
21)
Government of Tamil Nadu in 1969 to examine the issue of
? Which state accounts for the highest
Centre-State relations? P.V. Rajamannar.
percentage of irrigated area under well irrigation? Uttar
35)
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Pradesh.
The award given to the best Panchayat is named after---..
22) 4? What is the
Mahatma Gandhi(State)
temperature of the outside surface of the sun?
6000 Celcius.
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architectonics of the book Tholkappiyam.
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Write the names of Nayanmar & Azhwar who lived in the
period of Pallavas. Describe their works on religion.
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Write a short note on ethical values mentioned by
Purananooru in battle-field.

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What are the traits of married women given by
Elangovadigal?
? What is Meykeerthi?
? What
are the Atruppadai songs of the Sangam literature?
'4' - . Write briefly about Umanarkal.
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What are the objectives of MSME policy of Tamil Nadu 2008?
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Briefly explain the formation process of retreating monsoon in
India.
. Briefly
describe the geo-stationary satellite.
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What are the sources for financing fiscal deficit? What is the
current position?
- . Define Micro
and Small scale industries.

.
Assess the development of transport infrastructure in Tamil
Nadu.
? What is cutaneous
respiration?
?
? What is Parthenogenesis? Write its causes.
, . Explain the
behaviour of water as acid and base.
.
Enumerate the three Keplers laws of planetary motion.
ISDN . Write about ISDN
link.
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What are the challenges specific to India in providing Egovernance?

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Commission.
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primary objective of social welfare?
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How do the phenomena of bio-communication give benefits to
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Briefly discuss the functions of Comptroller and Auditor
General of India.
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What would be the consequences of Financial Emergency in
India?
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Jurisdiction.

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Under what conditions can Indian citizenship be terminated?

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Explain the need and significance of All India Services.
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When will a bill pending in state legislature lapse?
. Write a short note on
Nedunal Vadai.

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Write about the educational progress in Tamil Nadu after
Independence.
. Mention the
architectural classification in Temple Architecture.
' ' . Discuss the
women status in various periods.
, - . Explain the terms Mandram
and Pothiyil.
4
? What is the psychological state of women known
through Oppari Padal.

. Write the historical messages exhibited by Nandhi
Kalambagam.
4 ? What are
the truths known by the Seppedu?
. Explain the
term Flood Plain Zoning (FPZ).

. Describe the income method of computing national
income.
. Discuss the
important pricing methods.

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Nadu.

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Discuss the Anna Renaissance Scheme in Tamil Nadu.

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What are the reasons for the failures of Community
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What are the provisions of the Indian Citizenship Act of 1955.
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Define department. What are the principles of departmental
organization?

. Write about Folk arts and crafts.
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Describe the services rendered by Saivait Mutts to the cause
of Tamil language.
.
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of Foreign Direct
Investment.
. Explain the
social forestry system of India.
? What are the
functions of Indian money market?
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Tamil Nadu provides for a pro-active and dynamic
environment for industrial development. Comment.
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What is meant by Eugenic? Discuss the role of human
genetics in Medical science with reference to genetic
counselling and gene therapy.
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Elaborately discuss the e-governance initiatives in Tamil
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