GS Mains IAS Previous Years Question Paper 1 – 1993

GS Mains IAS Previous Years Question Paper 1 – 1993


1. ”Mahatma Gandhi’s succession, during 1916-20, in getting the ‘technique of non-violent satyagraha accepted by the nation as a weapon of struggle against the British was phenomenal.” Elucidate.    35


Why was Bengal partitioned in 1905? How did it lead to the growth of extermist and terrorist schools of nationalism? Why was it annulled and with what consequences? (About 250 words)


2. Answer any two of the following:    15×2=30

(a) ”From August offer of mountabatten Plan was a logical Revolution.” Discuss

(b) What was the Macdonald Award? How was it modified and with what results?

(c) Analyse the main differences between the approaches of Tilak and Gokhale on social and political issues. (About 150 words each)


3. Answer any three of the following:    10×3=30

(a) What were the basic differences between the conservative and the liberal schools of administrators in the latter of the 19th century?

(b) ”The Minto-Morely Reforms did not and could not provide an answer to Indian problems.” Explain.

(c) ”The Lucknow Pack of 1916 was signed without regard for its consequences.” Elucidate.

(d) Explain Rabindranath Tagore’s Plan of village reconstruction. (About 50 words each)


4. (a) Write about the chief feature of the following:

(i) Mathura School of Art

(ii) Bundi School of Painting

(iii) Mughal Architecture at Fatehpur Sikri

(b) What do you know about the following?

(i) Home Rule Movement

(ii) Temple Entry Programme

(iii) Mass Contact programme of Nehru

(iv) Sikander-Jinnah Pact

(c) Why did the following places become famous during the freedom struggle?

(i) Dandi

(ii) Haripura

(iii) Surat

(iv) Bardoli

(d) Why have the following become famous?

(i) C.Ilbert

(ii) John Simon

(iii) Ramsay Macdonald

(iv) Wavell

(About 20 words on each)    2×15=30



5. What were the objects of the UN-sponsored for bringing peace in Cambodia? Discuss.    35


What recent development have been responsible for bringing India and Israel closer? What progress has been made in this direction during the last one year? Discuss. (About 250 words)


6. Attempt any three of the following:    10×3=30

(a) How do the recommendations of the world Conference on human Rights held at Vienna reflect India’s concern in terrorism and self-determination?

(b) How have the Indo-US relations improved during the last two years? Discuss.

(c) What is ISO 9000? why is it much in demand these days?

(d) Why has the question of child labour become more important recently? How is it going to affect India? (About 100 words each)


7. Attempt any six of the following:    5×6=30

(a) What are the objections of the various countries to the signing of the chemical weapons treaty?

(b) What is the problem of the Chakmas? Why have the Chakma refugees refused to go back to their homeland?

(c) What policy intiatives have been taken to reduce water pollution of major rivers in India?

(d) Why did the European power find it difficult to solve the Bosnian crisis?

(e) Should the speaker of a Legislative Assembly appear before the courts on summons? Justify your viewpoint.

(f) For what purposes was the Consumers Protection Act enacted in India? How far would the latest amendments in the Act help the self-employed persons?

(g) What are the significant achievments of G-7 summit held in 1993?

(h) What do you about the formation of Eritrea? What is the magnitude of the problems which it faces? (About 50 words each)


8. (a) With which games are the following associated:

(i) Indira Priyadarshini Trophy

(ii) Ezra Cup

(iii) Sudirman Cup

(b) Who are the following? Why have they been in the news recently?

(i) G.V. Iyer

(ii) tansu Ciller

(iii) Leila Attar

(iv) Pratibha Roy

(v) Betty Boothroyd

(vi) Dicky Dalma

(vii) Dr. Svetoslav Roerich

(viii) S. Mulgaokar

(c) (i) Who were honoured this year with Arjuna Awards for outstanding Contribution in Weightlifting & Rowing?

(ii) Who received the best child artist award at the 40th National Film Festival and for which film?

(iii) Who won the best Director’s awards for the year 1992 at the 40th National Films Festival and for which film?

(iv) Who won the Italian Open Women Tennis Final in May 1993 and who was the runner-up? (About 30 words on each)    30



9. (a) Represent the following report in tabular form:

”In 1991 census, in an area of a state, it was that out of the total population of 128 million, 74 million belonged to urban areas. In urban area 25 million were Hindu males, While of the urban female population of 34 million, only 12 million were non-Hindus. Out of a total of 41 million non-Hindus in the whole area, only 23 million were males. Also, there were 22 million of Hindu females living in rural areas.”    8

The following is a factory inspector’s report:

” Of 500 workers, there are 405 skilled workers, 225 males and 65 skilled females.” Can he be correct? Justify your answer.    4


10. (a) The following is pie-diagram representing the values of export of six commodities A, B, C, D, E and F in  country. If the total value of exports is Rs. 9600 crores, calculate the value of exports of the commidities A, B, C, D, E and F respectively.

(b) The average marks of 600 students in an examination is 42. Among them, the average marks of the top 150 students is 76, while that of the last 250 students?       6


11. (a) What is the most appropriate diagram to represent the following data:

(i) The world book production during the last ten years

(ii) The number of allopath and homeopath doctors in a state during the last five years

(iii) the number of salaried employees getting salaries in the ranges: a1-a2, a2-a3, a3-a4,…………,an-1-an.

(iv) The monthly expenditure on different items by a family.

(b) the following table gives the distribution of scores obtained by 500 students in an examination:

Score Numbers of Students

Calculate (assuming that the number is uniformly distributed within each interval):

(i) the score below which lie the scores of half of the total number of students.

(ii) the passing score if 20% of the students fail

(iii) the percentage of first divisioners (getting scores of 60 or more)    9


12. (a) State whether the following statements are true or false. Give reasons for your answer:

(i) 99% of those who drink liquor die before reaching the age of 100 years. Therefore, drinking is bad for longevity.

(ii) The average income of a factory proprietor, the employees are being fabulously paid.

(iii) In a report on consumer preferance it was given that of 500 persons surveyed 410 preffered variety A, 380 preffered variety B and 270 persons preffered both the varieties equally.

(b) The audited financial results of a company for the years 1991-92 and 1992-93 are given below:

1991-92 (Rs. In lakhs) 1992-93 (Rs. in lakhs)
1. Income from operations
2. Other Income
3. Expenditure
4. Interest paid
5. Depreciation
6. Provision for taxes

Calculate the net profit and their percentage of total income earned by the company in each year.        6


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