You are on page 1of 3 www.visionias. Sl. No. bbis [aan KE] Ria 3 HISTORY Paper I Time Allowed : Three Hours} |Maximum Marks ; 300 INSTRUCTIONS Each question is printed both in Hindi and in English. Answers must be written in the medium specified in the Admission Certificate issued to you, which must be stated clearly on the cover of the answer-book in the space provided for the purpose. No marks will be given for the answers written in a medium other than that specified in the Admission Certificate. Candidates should attempt Question Nos. 1 and § which are compulsory, and any three of the remaining questions selecting at least one question from each Section. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question. vara & ; angel ar eat CI a ATF & fot TE Kone! www. visionias. Section ‘A’ (Modern India) 1. Comment on any three of the following statements in about 200 words each : 20x3=60 (a) “Sprung from paternalism, the English Utilitarian-phitosophy as introduced in India rejected its human warmth between rulers and the ruled.” (b) “The vernacular_press_in_the nineteenth century was both newspaper as well as ‘views- paper’ that enlightened the dormant masses.” (c) “Is moral law, the law of conscience, higher than the law ‘of the state, which is oppres- sive ?” (Mahatma Gandhi, 1922) (d) “In exercising its exclusive power the Parlia- ment additionally enacted the Untouchability (Offences) Act in 1955.” 2. Critically examine the impact of the famine policy on rural India. Describe the official remedial measures undertaken. 60 “Write a critique on the impact of the Drain Theory of Dadabhai Nauroji in the growth of economic natiohalism. 60 4. Describe the changing nature of revolutionary activities in India between 1905-1946. 60 A-4R14-KI-JB 2 (Contd.) IAS DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM- 2009 & 2010 ~ VISION IAS ~ Section ‘B’ (World History) 5. Comment on any three of the following statements in gbout 200 words each : 20x3=60 (a) “France was more fertile than Britain in producing new Socialist theories and move- ments, though they bore less concrete results in France than in Britain.” (b) “Most of the European Revolutions of 1848 were nationalist as well as popular insurrec- tions against foreign rule and repressive policy of Metternich.” (c) “Inthe long run, the(Locarno Trealy (December 1925) was destructive both of the Treaty of Yersailles and of the Covenant.” (d) “After World War II, the strategy of the West towards Soviet bloc crystallized as a ‘policy of containment’ 6. “The Enlightenment represented alternative ap- proaches to modernity, alternative habits of mind and heart, of conscience and sensibility.” Discuss. 60 7. Account for the factors that brought about the end of the Cold Wa 60 8. Assess the significance of the political develop- ments that took place in Eastern Europe during 1989-2001. 60 AVAES(e) a Pats) Ajay Singh Niranjan, B.Tech. IIT Roorkee Co-founder & Consultant ~ 09968029039 Email :