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1 International Relations

 Present an account of the Indus Water Treaty and examine its ecological, economic and political implications in the context of changing bilateral relations.

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2 Geography

 Major cities of India are becoming vulnerable to flood conditions. Discuss.

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3 International Relations

 South China Sea has assumed great geopolitical significance in the present context. Comment

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4 Geography

 The effective management of land and water resources will drastically reduce the human miseries. Explain.

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5 Geography

 “The Himalayas are highly prone to landslides”. Discuss the causes and suggest suitable measures of mitigation.

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6 Geography

 Discuss the concept of air mass and explain its role in macro-climatic changes.

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7 Social Issues

 What is the basis of regionalism? Is it that unequal distribution of benefits of development on regional basis eventually promotes regionalism? Substantiate your answer.

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8 Social Issues

 Why are the tribals in India referred to as ‘the Scheduled Tribes’?Indicate the major provisions enshrined in the Constitution of Indiafor their upliftment. (200 words).

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9 Social Issues

 “An essential condition to eradicate poverty is to liberate the poor from the process of deprivation.” Substantiate this statement with suitable examples.

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10 Governance

With a brief background of quality of urban life in India, introduce the objectives and strategy of the ‘Smart City Programme.”

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11 Indian Society

To what extent globalisation has influenced the core of cultural diversity in India? Explain.

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12 World History

 The anti-colonial struggles in West Africa were led by the new elite of Western -educated Africans. 

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13 Indian Society

 Has the formation of linguistic states strengthened the cause of Indian unity?

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14 India''''s Freedom Movement

Highlight the differences in the approach of Subhash Chandra Bose and Mahatma Gandhi in the struggle for freedom.


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15 India''s Freedom Struggle

 Discuss the role of women in the freedom struggle especially during the Gandhian phase.

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16 India''s Freedom Struggle

 Explain how the upraising of 1857 constitutes an important watershed in the evolution of British policies towards colonial India.

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17 Art and culture

Krishnadeva Raya, the king of Vijayanagar, was not only an accomplished scholar himself but was a also a great patron of learning and literature. Discuss.

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18 Art and Culture

 Early Buddhist Stupa-art, while depicting folk motifs and narratives, successfully expoundsBuddhist ideals. Elucidate.

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1 International relations

Increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in India and growing interference in the internal affairs of member-states by Pakistan are not conducive for the future of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation).” Explain with suitable examples.

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2 International relations

What are the aims and objectives of the McBride Commission of the UNESCO? What is India's position on these?

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3 India and the World

 Evaluate the economic and strategic dimensions of India’s Look East Policy in the context of the post-Cold War international scenario.

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4 India and world

 “The broader aims and objectives of WTO are to manage and promote international trade in the era of globalization. But the Doha round of negotiations seems doomed due to differences between the developed and the developing countries.” Discuss in the Indian perspective.

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5 Governance

“Demographic Dividend in India will remain only theoretical unless our manpower becomes more educated, aware, skilled and creative.” What measures have been taken by the government to enhance the capacity of our population to be more productive and employable?

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6 Govenance

Examine the main provisions of the National Child Policy and throw light on the status of its implementation

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7 Governance

 “Traditional bureaucratic structure and culture have hampered the process of socio-economic development in India.” Comment.

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8 Governance

 Has the Indian governmental system responded adequately to the demands of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization started in 1991? What can the government do to be responsive to this important change?

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9 Governance

‘Effectiveness of the Government system at various levels and people’s participation in the governance system are interdependent.’ Discuss their relationship with each other in the context of India.

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10 Governance

“In the Indian governance system, the role of non-state actors has been only marginal.” Critically examine the statement.

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11 Governance

In the integrity index of Transparency International, India stands very low. Discuss briefly the legal, political, economic, social and cultural factors that have caused the decline of public morality in India.

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12 Governance

Professor Amartya Sen has advocated important reforms in the realms of primary education and primary health care. What are your suggestions to improve their status and performance?

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13 Indian Polity

What is quasi-judicial body? Explain with the help of concrete examples.

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14 Constitution

 Did the Government of India Act, 1935 lay down a federal Constitution? Discuss.

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15 Indian Polity

 What were held in the Coelho case? In this context can you say that Judicial Review is of the key importance amongst the basic structure of the Constitution?

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16 Indian Polity

 Discuss each adjective attached to the word ‘Republic’ in the ‘Preamble’, Are they defendable in present circumstances?

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17 Indian Party System

 “The Indian party system is passing through a phase of transition which looks to be full of contradictions and paradoxes.” Discuss.

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18 Constitutional Bodies

Exercise of CAG’s powers in relation to the accounts of the Union and the States is derived from Article 149 of the Indian Constitution. Discuss whether audit of the Government’s Policy implementation could amount to overstepping its own (CAG) jurisdiction..

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19 Indian Polity

 To what extent is Article 370 of Indian Constitution, bearing marginal note “Temporary provision with respect to the state of Jammu and Kashmir” Temporary? Discuss the future prospects of this provision in the context of Indian polity.

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20 Constitutional Ammendments

 Discuss the essentials of the 69th Constitutional Amendment Act and anomalies, if any that have led to recent reported conflicts between the elected representatives and the institution of the Lieutenant Governor in the administration of Delhi. Do you think that this will give rise to a new trend in the functioning of the Indian federal politics?

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