APSC Mains – 2002 & 1999 GS Question Paper & Analysis

It's very important that we know the definite trend of question being recently asked in the Mains Exam. Thus, the GS Paper of 1999 and 2002 is analyzed and section-wise questions are listed below, to give you a better idea of the areas/topics more question appears in the exam.

Indian Polity & Political system in India

Year: 1999 Marks: 111

  • Write briefly - Functioning of India’s Parliamentary democracy since establishment of Republic 10
  • Democratic decentralisation as panchayatiraj, discuss with reference to 73rd and 74th amendment 10
  • Do you agree that Anti-defection law failed to check defections among legislatures. Find Defects and suggest remedies 5
  • Why necessary to incorporate Fund Duties in Part IVA? Explain their significance 5
  • Number and Nature of budgetary committee - functions 5
  • Explain - nature and scope of right to life and personal liberty under Art 21. State direction in which right has been expanded by Supreme court 5
  • Cause of political defection from one party to another? Significance of Tenth schedule 10
  • Any case for review of Indian constitution, in which areas – Discuss 10
  • Caretaker govt – a constitutional fiction or an inherent hazard of Parliamentary system? Explain with reference to Indian experience 7
  • Composition and functions of National Human rights Commission. Constraints in functioning 7
  • Does Planning in India derive it’s objectives and social promise from DPSP? Examples 14
  • Art 243-ZD – District Planning Committee – Functions ? – areas covered? To whom they forward dev plans? 10
  • Planning Commission – Duties 2
  • NDC – Formation & role 2
  • Panchayat and role in planning 2
  • Secularism – in indian prospect 7

Year 2002   Marks 74

  • classify DPSP as enshrined in the constitution and discuss each category 12
  • How President elected, qualification for President, Powers, process of termination 12
  • Financial emergency in which circumstances 4
  • Federalism as defined by Garner, is it true in India? of Not, How? Discuss reasonably 10
  • Education is made Fundamental Right – implication 5
  • Points of reference for the Constitution Review Committee 5
  • extending sixth schedule to Bodo dominated areas – what it means for bods and non-bodo 7
  • State party – conditions 3
  • ways to acquire Indian citizenship 3
  • How Zila Parishad formed- functions 3
  • procedure for creation of new state 2
  • how president can be removed 2
  • functinon of CAG 2
  • how Chief Justice and other Judges of SC and HC appointer 2
  • Lok Adalat 2

 

Indian Economy &Planning Processes in India

Year: 1999 Marks: 36

  • Briefly – Open Market Operation of RBI 8
  • Facts 10th Fin comm & 11th Fin comm 5
  • How Regional Rural Banks RRB differ from general run of Scheduled Commercial Banks 4
  • Cause, symptoms of industrial sickness 2
  • Causes of rising price – check measures 2
  • Facts 8th Plan & 9th Plan, Approved outley for Assam’s annual plan for 1999-2000 5
  • Note – 9th Five year plan 6
  • Why sea-fishing not important industry in India 2
  • Which industrial product is most forex earner & why 2

Year: 2002

  • Disinvestment policy of Govt of India 8
  • Note on India’s external commercial borrowing and it’s effects on India’s industrial growth 7
  • Discuss pattern of devolution recommended by 11th Fin Comm? Advantages 7
  • Role of RBI in controlling monetary policy 2
  • facts – Planning commission, Jawahar Rojgar Yojana, GDP growth rate, Public sector industry, FYP investment 6
  • short Note – Disinvestment and privatisation in India 3
  • NABARD and it’s activities in Assam 3
  • Tea industry in crisis – causes and remedies
  • Principal agencies for agri finance in India
  • Function of SEBI

 

Geography of India and Assam

Year: 1999 Marks: 49

  • How Great Lakes economically important to USA & Canada, part of Europe most densely populated& why? Important minerals found in Mediterranean coastal countreis of Africa, important agri crops of Australia and which part it grows 6
  • Note – distribution of cement industry in India 6
  • Adjoining countries around Persian gulf ‘Liquid Gold’ available. Geographical structure associated with Liquid gold 9
  • Elucidate & examine how Japan improved Food crop production – measures taken 8
  • Rivers & bridges 5
  • Inspite of fertile soil and monsoon climate, Assam Agri not developed- Elicidate, Examine the agri situation of Assam & suggest measures 7
  • Immigration in Assam – effects – Examine 8

Yea: 2002

  • state with common boundary with Chhattisgarh 2
  • Indian state produce natural saffron 2
  • Jog Fall supply power to which steel plant 2
  • state produce highest quantity of Sugarcane 2
  • Name the Iron and steel plants in India, give brief account of their resource bases 8
  • Karbi-Langpi Hydel project 2
  • Namari Wildlife Sanctuary 2
  • APOL 2
  • Population growth of Assam 1991-2001 2
  • Essay on main ethnic groups in Assam 10
  • Dept of Space and Space Commissin – established when? Where? Achievement so far?
  • Mesozoic period means 4

 

Role and impact of Science and Technology in India

Year: 1999 Marks: 12

  • Internet service? How it revolutionised communication, Features of INSAT series 3
  • Meaning - Ballistics, Neuralgia, Antibody, Manometer, Hovercraft, Zeta 9

Year: 2002

  • Telephone Internet? 2
  • ISO 9000? 2
  • e-commerce 2
  • What are Ozone depleting substances 2
  • function of state pollution control board 2
  • AIDS? How to prevent?
  • Fill-in-blank 5
  • Rain-water harvesting? 2
  • Measures needed for bio-diversity conservation?
  • How can trend of global warming be reversed?

 

Current Events of National and International importance

Year: 1999 Marks: 65

  • Short note – Pokhran-II, Operation Vijay,155mm bofrs guns, Indo-Pak LOC, TADA 10
  • Award 1
  • Arti 51- internatin peace & security – recent steps 5
  • How NATO bombed Yogaslavia into submission over Kosovo 6
  • Pak strategy in kargil incursion 6
  • Solution to Kashmir Problem 6
  • book author 3
  • Note – NAIS scheme 5
  • Head of state of 5 countries 5
  • G-8 composition, recent meeting, recommendation 5
  • Overseas Indian issue 8
  • Famous Assam literary person – contribution 5

Yea: 2002

  • What is POTA? Discuss it’s for and against 5
  • Vajpayee-Musharaf summit at Agra fail- critical comment 7
    What’s wrong with pulse-vitamin A campaign? How to avoid such evenets 5
  • Salient features of India’s Afghan policy 10
  • do you think Coalition against terrorism hill help Kashmir issue 5
  • Who select Nobel prize winners 2
  • Fill-in-blank 10
  • Short-answer 5
  • Short-note – 5
  • Discuss – Royal Massacre in Nepal , Terrorists attack on WTC
  • Days – celebrated as – 5
  • Word-meaning 3

 

Indian Culture, Ancient and Modern History of India

Year:  1999    Marks: 27

  • Salient features of Assam Accord? What extent are these implemented 7
  • Diff between folk dance and classical dance, 5
  • Cause of decline of Buddhism in India 3
  • Sivaji – character as a man and administrator 3
  • How British inducted communalism in Indian Polity to subvert Indian national movement 3
  • 6th century BS in India is a period of intellectual ferment and religious upheaval – Elucidate 3
  • Political awareness in Assam from 1826 to 1857 3

Year: 2002

  • Do beauty contests help the cause of women 2
  • Mean by classics 2
  • Status of satryia dance 2
  • Chief contribution of – Jayadeva, Ramanuja, Dara Shikoh 6
  • Short ans 5
  • Which period of ancient Indian history ‘Golden Age’ and Why ? highlight socio-cultural achievements of the period 8

 

 
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