[Institute for IAS Examination]
GENERAL STUDIES TEST NO. 1 Indian Polity & Indian Geography
Time Allowed: Three Hours Maximum Marks: 300


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. The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the end of the question. Important Note: All parts of a question being attempted are to be answered contiguously. That is, all parts of the question being attempted must be completed before attempting the next question. Pages left blank in the answer book must be clearly struck out. Answers following blank pages may not be given credit.
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(b) Role of Indian diaspora in accelerating India’s transition as a global power. 2.Elucidate. (c) Despite having a President. (b) What are the Constitutional provisions relating to the nomination of persons to the Parliament? How the nomination of a sports person to the Rajya Sabha is justified? Write short notes (NOT exceeding 100 words each) on the following: (10 x 2 = 20 marks) (a) Coalition government and Anti-defection law.1. competitive and cooperative federalism”. why India is said to have a Parliamentary form of government? 3. Comment on any TWO of the following in about 200 words each: (20 x 2 = 40 marks) (a) Free speech and the Supreme Court’s guidelines on reporting to the media. (b) “Lokpal is necessary. but not sufficient to control corruption in India” . Answer the following in NOT more than 150 words each: (15 x 2 = 30 marks) (a) Constitutional (Ninety Seventh Amendment) Act 2011. Answer ONE of the following in about 250 words: (25 x 1 = 25 marks) (a) Critically examine the statement in the light of the recent developments that “India’s federalism has become a classical mix of bargaining. (b) Reforms needed to strengthen the functioning of the Election Commission of India. . 2 4.

. (d) Agricultural income tax. Explain the following in NOT more than 50 words each: (5 x 5 = 25 marks) (a) Procedure for the election of a judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). 3 6. (b) Steps taken in the recent times to promote “Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) Mechanism”. (c) Kamla Persad. (i) Contempt of Parliament. (c) Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. (d) Article 143 of the Constitution. 7. (f) Preventive detention. (e) Right to recall. (h) National Commission for Scheduled Castes. (b) Reservation of seats for religious minorities in Central government employment.5. (2 x 5 = 10 marks) (a) Special sitting of the Parliament. (e) The system of “Single Transferable Vote” (STV) followed in the election of the President of India. (b) Social justice. Why the following were in the news recently? (Each answer should not exceed 20 words). (g) First Information Report. Write in a sentence or two on the following: (2 x 10 = 20 marks) (a) Distributive justice. (c) Why Article 169 of the Constitution was in the news recently? (d) Difference between the writs of Mandamus and Prohibition. (j) Ground of removal of Vice-President of India. (e) National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).Bissessar.

(b) Suggest measures to control poaching of wild animals. Answer the following in NOT more than 100 words each: (12 x 2 = 24 marks) (a) Discuss. the linkages between geology and mineral distribution in India. 12. 11. especially tigers. (b) Identify the constraints in the development of Inland Waterways as effective mode of transport in India. Write short notes on the following in NOT more than 100 words each: (10 x 2 = 20 marks) (a) What is Climate Change? What according to you is its impact on rainfall patterns in India? (b) Identify and discuss the regional policies in India’s Planning. (e) Arun Sarin. (5 x 6 = 30 marks) (a) Retreating Monsoon. Your answer should NOT exceed 50 words in each case. 9. (d) Jaggi Singh. Write brief but precise notes on the following. 10. rhinoceros and elephants. (c) Rohinton Mistry.8. (b) Right to vote in elections to NRI. Write a short note (in about 20 words each) on the following: (2 x 5 = 10 marks) (a) Nikki Randhawa Haley. Answer the following in NOT more than 150 words each: (15 x 2 = 30 marks) (a) Discuss the threats to indigenous biodiversity of India. with illustrations. 4 .

(b) (c) (d) (e) (f) Census Classification of Urban Areas. (c) Meteorological Drought. (g) Total Reporting Area. Write brief notes on the following in about 20 words each: (2 x 8 = 16 marks) (a) Seismic Gap. (e) Indicator Species. Role of Jet streams in India’s Climate. 5 . (f) Environmental Performance Index. (h) Contiguous Zone. Ground Water Assessment Units. Eco-Cities Project. (b) Outgrowth and Urban Agglomeration. Fungus Farmers. (d) Canal Based Solar Project. 13.

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