#Question
1 Social issues

 Write short notes on the following:
a) Why is the concept of joint families disappearing? What is the role of urbanization towards it? (100 words, 10 marks)
b) Discuss the reforms necessary in our education system to make it more jobs oriented. (100 words, 10 marks)
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2 Social issues

 Write short notes on the following:
a)Discuss the diversity in Indian Society with reference to unity and pluralism. (100 words, 10 marks)
b)Discuss the universal teachings of Swami Vivekananda pertaining to realization of God. (100 words, 10 marks)
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3 Social issues

 Narrate the goals and strategies of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). Outline the outcomes of the efforts of the NRHM? (200words, 15 marks)
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4 Social issues

 Explain three major steps necessary for the social empowerment of poor and downtrodden. How is politics hindering their implementation? (200words, 15 marks)
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5 Geography of Punjab

 Write short notes on the following:
a)Identify the measures taken by the Punjab government to promote eco-tourism. (100 words, 10 marks)
b)Give reason why Kandi region of Punjab was selected to promote drip irrigation. (100 words, 10 marks)
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6 World Geography

 Write short notes on the following:
a) What is pacific Ring of Fire and why does it have that name? (100 words, 10 marks)
b) Discuss the El-Nino pattern, how it differs from the normal pattern and how it impacts weather? (100 words, 10 marks)
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7 Geography

 What is the role of contract farming in helping agricultural diversification and development in Punjab? (200words, 15 marks)
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8 Geography

 The Mantle is a layer between the crust and the outer core and is divided into sections which are based upon the results from seismology. Give an account of these sections. (200words, 15 marks)
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9 Indian Geography

 Critically examine why agricultural productivity in India remains low? (200words, 15 marks)
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10 Indian History

 Write short notes on the following:
a) Chief characteristics of Mughal Architecture. (100 words, 10 marks)
b) Role of Sardar Patel in the integration of the Indian princely states. (100 words, 10 marks)
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11 Indian National movement

 What was the place of the revolutionary movements in the Indian freedom struggle? Throw light on the revolutionary activities of Sardar Bhagat Singh. (200words, 15 marks)
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12 Indian History

 Explain the role of social reform movements in the creation political awakening for democratic rights. (200words, 15 marks)
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13 Indian National movement

 Critically examine the role of Lala Lajpat Rai in the political and social upliftment of the country. (200words, 15 marks)
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14 International Relations.

 Analyze the disintegration of USSR and its impact on international politics. (200words, 15 marks)
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#Question
1 International Relations

(a) What are the recent shifts and trends in defence procurement policy of India? (100 words, 10 marks)
(b)Evaluate the role of Indian Diaspora in projecting India’s soft power.

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2 Indian Governance

(a) Critically examine the concept and role of Civil Services neutrality in view of the change of guard at centre and state level. (100 words, 10 marks)
(b) The washing out of parliamentary sessions recently has raised a question mark on the functioning of Parliament. Comment. (100 words, 10 marks)

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3 Indian Governance

Discuss the factors necessitating the passage of 73rd constitutional Amendment Act. Analyze its actual impact. (200 words, 20 marks)
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4 Indian Governance

“Accountability and transparency are the two basic elements of good governance.” Discuss in the light of the role of Institution of comptroller and Auditor General of India. (200 words, 20 marks)
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5 International Relations

(a) Discuss the impact of Ind-US treaties on Ind-China relations. (100 words, 10 marks)
(b) Discuss the likely effects of India’s “Act East Policy” on India’s North-East. (100 words, 10 marks)

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6 International Relations

World Trade Organization (WTO) is considered as an organization of Capitalist countries. How did it act as a catalyst to defeat communism in global economic system? (200 words, 20 marks)
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7 International Relations

Discuss the role of non-state actors in International Relations. Discuss their impact on foreign policy formulation. (200 words, 20 marks)
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8 International Relations

“In the changing global power configurations, India is shouldering greater global responsibilities.” In the light of this statement, examine Mr. Narendra Modi’s foreign policy engineering. (200 words, 20 marks)
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9 International Relations


 Discuss the contradictions in India’s Foreign Policy towards Pakistan and Nepal.(200 words, 20 marks)
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10 Indian polity

Write short notes on the following:
a)How in your view the pressure groups in India make our democracy vibrant and inclusive? (100 words, 10 marks )
b)Comment on the nature and scope of Article 368 as the provision for constitutional amendment. (100 words, 10 marks)

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11 Indian polity

Write Short notes on the following:
a)“Freedom of speech and Expression is sacrosanct”. Comment. (100 words, 10 marks )
b)“Article 19 of the Indian constitution seeks to maintain a balance between Individual freedom and social control”. Discuss. (100 words, 10 marks )

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12 Indian polity

It is the duty of the majority to instill confidence in the minority. Conversely, the minorities must also look beyond narrow sectarian interests and work for the larger goal of real secular society in India. Evaluate it in the light of the spirit of the Indian constitution and the Indian Experience. (200 words, 20 marks)
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13 Indian polity

“Preamble is the key to open the minds of the makers of constitution.” Discuss, to what extent the spirit of preamble prevails in practice. (200 words, 20 marks)
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14 Indian polity

Quasi Federalism in India is become increasingly unitary. Debate Indian federal structure in the context of competitive federalism. (200 words, 20 marks)
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15 Indian polity

What is the nature and scope of secularism under Indian constitution? How do you think Indian Secularism has strengthened or weakened our nation state? Elucidate with examples. (200 words, 20 marks)
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#Question
1 Security Issues

(a) Discuss the Role of Media in contemporary strategic environment with reference to India. (100 words, 10 marks)
(b) Discuss the role of Money laundering as non-conventional threat. (100 words, 10 marks)
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2 Security Issues

 Explain the following challenges to India’s internal security:
(a)Separatism in Jammu & Kashmir. (100 words, 10 marks)
(b)Left Wing Extremism (LWE) .(100 words, 10 marks)
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3 Security Issues

 Comment on the organization and role of the National Security Guards. Critically examine its deployment in the recent months. (200words, 15 marks)
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4 Security Issues

 Analytically give account of Border Management in India. Also discuss methods of improvement. (200words, 15 marks)
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5 Security Issues

 Define Cyber Security and explain how Social networking sites many affect India’s security? (200words, 15 marks)
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6 Security Issues

 Defence and development are complimentary to each other but lack of development & economic reasons are mainly responsible for the spread of extremism. Discuss critically. (200words, 15 marks)
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7 Statistics

The following table gives age (X) in a year of cars and annual maintenance coat (Y) in hundred rupees.
X: 1       3      5       7      9
Y: 15    18    21     23    22
Estimate the maintenance cost for a 4 year old car after finding the regression equation.(15 marks)
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8 Statistics

 The head of personal Department of large business maintains record of yearly casual leave taken by the employees (record to the nearest half day). Cumulative frequency of the employees taking leave up to certain values is shown below:
No of casual leave days         Less or equal to cumulative frequency
2.5                                                11
5.0                                                24
7.5                                                49
10.0                                              63
12.5                                              72
Construct a frequency table and draw a frequency Histogram. How many casual leave days are most common among employees? (15 marks)
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9 Indian Economy

 (a) Poverty reduction on one hand and sustainable development on the other are mutually exclusive. Do you agree? (100 words, 10 marks)
(b) Populist policies are responsible for mounting deficit in Punjab’s budget. Comment. (100 words, 10 marks)
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10 Indian Economy

 (a) Are non-conventional energy sources feasible and economically viable? Explain. (100 words, 10 marks)
(b) Explain how e-technology has assisted farmers in resolving their multiple agriculture related problems. (100 words, 10 marks)
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11 Punjab Economy

 “Fragmented and unreliable supply chain corrodes the profitability of food processing sector and makes it unattractive for large investments”. Comment with special reference to Punjab. (200words, 15marks)
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12 Indian Economy

 ‘Demographic dividend cannot be achieved without appropriate skill development’. Comment. (200words, 15marks)
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13 Indian Economy

 Discuss the drawbacks of implementation of land reforms in India. Do you think second land reform is required to accelerate India agriculture? Give reasons. (200words, 15marks)
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14 Indian Economy

 Why have the planners failed to achieve the objective of Inclusive growth? Explain. (200words, 15 marks)
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#Question
1 Decision Making

 A) You are determined to change the State of affairs of government primary schools in your city. Poor infrastructure, low attendance of teacher and students and corruption are some of the major issues. What will be your short term and long term action plans to improve the conditions of these schools as the SDM of the city? (100 marks,10 marks)

B) Despite the availability of information about imminent riots in sensitive areas, why have the district administrators generally not been successful in foiling the intentions of rioters? Comment on the shortcomings of administrative actions. (100 marks, 10 marks)
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2 Decision Making

Property tax collected by the city municipal corporation is fairly low as compared to the potential. Only one third properties are assessed. Further, only 30% of assesses are found to be paying tax. However, there is low political will to impose new taxes and collect taxes strictly. In your opinion how can such situations be handled and how can you as municipal commissioner generate the much needed resources? (200 words, 20 marks)
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3 Decision Making

 In big cities, due to shortage of land, housing patterns are changing rapidly. More and More multi-storeyed buildings are coming up and independent houses are being converted into flats, thereby aggravating the problem of sanitation, drinking water supply, traffic jams, parking and so on. In your opinion, how can these problems be tackled by the city managers? Discuss with examples. (200 words, 20 marks)
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4 Environment Issues

 Write Short notes on the following:
A) Water Pollution Abatement ?(Namami Gange) (100 words, 10 marks)
B) Water conservation under JAL KRANTI ABHIYAN (100 words, 10 marks)
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5 Science and Technology

 A) In a recent held climate change conference in November 2015 at Paris, France .what were the salient features of the draft decision? (100 words, 10 marks)

 B) Why does the Eastern Coast of India experience more frequent Tsunamis in comparison to western Coast? Discuss. (100 words, 10 marks)
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6 Decision Making

 You have been appointed as a municipal commissioner of a water deficit city. Enumerate various measures you would be taking to combat this critical issue in your city. (200 words, 20 marks)
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7 Environment Issues

 Tons of untreated solid waste/unprocessed garbage is dumped in land fill sites on the outskirts of the cities causing major health issues for nearby residents & severe environmental impacts. In your opinion, what are the health hazards related to it. (200 words, 20 marks)
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8 Science and Technology

Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizer in Punjab villages has reportedly pushed the State to the brink of health hazards like Blue Baby Syndrome and cancer. In your views, what is the major cause of it? (200 words, 20 marks)
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9 Disaster Management

The intensity of earthquakes in Nepal and Hindukush was equal at Richter scale but the Nepal earthquake was more disastrous in comparison to Hindukush. Why? (200 words, 20 marks)
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10 Science and Technology

Write short notes on the following:
a) Google’s Loon Project (100 words, 10 marks)
b) Bio-energy (100 words, 10 marks)

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11 Science and Technology

 Explain the following:
a)How do stem cells play an important role in procuring human tissues? (100 words, 10 marks)
b)What is heavy water? Discuss its utility. (100 words, 10 marks)
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12 Science and Technology

 Discuss the various government schemes to curb common infectious diseases in human beings. (200 words, 20 marks)
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13 Science and Technology

 What do you mean by genetically modified foods? (200 words, 20 marks)
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14 Science and Technology

 Describe the salient components of India’s Space programme. (200 words, 20 marks)
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15 Science and Technology

Discuss the role of Information Technology in the protection of environment. (200 words, 20 marks)
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