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TNPSC Group-1 Mains (2011) Original Question Paper – General Studies: Paper-1

TNPSC Group-1 Mains (2011) Original Question Paper

General Studies: Paper-1

Max. Marks: 300 – Duration: 3 Hours

Q.No

Question

 SECTION – A (Very Short Answer Type) 40 x 1 = 40

Answer all the questions not exceeding 20 words each

1

Where was the first session of the INC held?

2

What was the name of Journal launched by Periyar E.V. Ramasamy to get his self-respect movement progressed?

3

When did Vasco da Gama reach India?

4

The British who visited King Jahangir’s Court to get trade concessions was……….

5

Under the system of Subsidiary Alliance, Lord Wellesley signed the first alliance with……….

6

The British army leader who was defeated by Puli Devan in the year 1755 was……….

7

The famous tribal rebellion that took place in Bihar in the years 1855-56 was……….

8

The person responsible for the Aligarh Movement was……….

9

The name of the novel of Bankim Chandra Chatterji that kindled the national spirit is……….

10

……….is called as the ‘Prophet of Militant Nationalism’

11

Which spectroscopy was used to find out the presence of ‘water molecules’ in moon?

12

Who is the Father of Nano Science?

13

The time taken by Neptune to complete one full rotation around the sun is……….

14

‘Species Plantarum’ is a book written by……….

15

The uncertainty principle in Physics was propounded by……….

16

What is Deficit Budget?

17

……….is the programme to give adequate health care for children

18

What is BRIC?

19

The difference of 10 longitude will make a difference of ………. minutes in time

20

The Liberhan Commission Report is associated with……….

21

What is the use of GPRS technology?

22

A man buys oranges for Rs. x per dozen and sells them Rs. x/10 per orange. What is his profit in Rs. per orange?

23

Data collected fresh for an investigation are known as……….

24

Find the odd one from the 5 figures given below:

December

November

October

September

August

1

2

3

4

5

25

Domestic Violence Act was passed in the year ………. to give empowerment for women

26

‘Poverty Line’ is defined according to ………. organisation

27

The word ‘Panchamasreffered to……….

28

Who has distinguished poverty into primary and secondary?

29

Mention the political system which allows free economic competition without any interference from the state.

30

Reservation for the scheduled caste is provided in terms of their……….

31

Mention the year in which a special ministry for women and social welfare was started at the centre, in India

32

Who is empowered to appoint a special officer to safeguard the interests of the minorities in the state?

33

In which year was Dowry Prohibition Act (Amendment) enacted?

34

Revolt against the constitutional government of one’s own country is……….

35

Women’s Reservation Bill providing a 33% reservation for women was first presented in Rajya Sabha on……….

36

The Naxalite Terrorism started in the state……….

37

Public Grievance Day is observed in collectorates on……….

38

What are the Commissions constituted to look into the spirit scandals in Kerala and Tamil Nadu?

39

Electronic Voting Machines were first used in the year……….

40

Who was the first Chief Information Commissioner of India?

 SECTION – B (Short Answer Type) 20 x 3 = 60

Answer any twenty of the following questions not exceeding 50 words each

41

Evaluate the significance of V. O. Chidambaram in Indian Independence Movement.

42

Write a note on the social reforms of Lord William Bentinck.

43

Write a note on the First Carnatic War (1746-48).

44

Write a note on Dr. Annie Besant’s reforms.

45

What are the main economic effects of the British rule in India?

46

Explain the concept of Unity in Diversity.

47

What is meant by Peaceful Co-existence?

48

Write a short note on Vazhndhu Kattuvom project.

49

What are the stages involved in Disaster Management?

50

Name any two areas of the world where acid rain is common. Give reasons for the same.

51

What are the causes of Inflation?

52

What do you mean by Plan Expenditure?

53

Calculate Harmonic Mean from the following data:

Marks:

0-10

10-20

20-30

30-40

40-50

Frequency:

5

10

7

3

2

54

Mention any three types of Bar diagrams.

55

What is the difference between parallel processing and distributed processing?

56

On what basis is a party recognised by the Election Commission as a National Party?

57

List the factors that influence the making of ‘Public Opinion’.

58

What are the Rights included in the Human Rights?

59

What is seasonal unemployment?

60

Bring out the important characteristics of Minority groups

61

Mention the factors which facilitate for women empowerment.

62

List any three constitutional safeguards of the interests of the Tribals.

63

List out the different institutions to rehabilitate Juvenile delinquents.

64

What are the features of NGOs?

65

Define the concept of Bonded Labour.

SECTION – C (Brief Answer Type) 22 x 5 = 110

Answer any twenty-two of the following questions not exceeding 100 words each

66

Estimate the role of Jawaharlal Nehru in Indian National Movement.

67

Bring out the importance of the Swadeshi movement.

68

Discuss the salient features of the Government if India Act, 1935.

69

Enumerate the impact of British rule on the Indian society.

70

Mention the causes of the Revolt of 1857.

71

‘Raja Rammohan Roy is the father of Indian Renaissance.’ – Justify.

72

Write a note on Albuquerque.

73

List out the flood-prone regions of India.

74

Why is Monsoon Asia densely populated?

75

Discuss the significance of SAARC.

76

Describe the principles of India’s Foreign Policy.

77

What are the objectives of 11th Five-Year Plan in India?

78

Explain the general rules for constructing diagrams.

79

Draw a simple bar diagram for the following data:

Classes

No. of
Students

B.A

40

B.Sc.

60

B.Com.

50

B.B.A

30

80

How many triangles are there in the following figure?

81

A can do a piece of work in 20 days, B in 15 days and C in 12 days. In how many days can A finish the work if he is assisted by B on one day and C on the next, alternately?

82

What is E-commerce? What are its various types?

83

Briefly highlight the election procedure of the Legislative Council of the state.

84

Write a short note on the Justice M. M. Punchhi Commission Report on centre-state relations.

85

Discuss the main features of non-alignment.

86

Define ‘Tribes’ and discuss their social problems.

87

What are the problems involved in the effective rehabilitation of bonded labourers?

88

Examine the causes for the origin and development of Terrorism.

89

Which acts are considered offences under protection of Civil Rights Act, 1976?

90

Discuss the remedial measures undertaken by the Govt. of India for the removal of poverty.

91

Highlight any five effects of unemployment on family.

92

What are the rights of the consumers recognised under Consumer Protection Act of 1986?

93

Discuss the economic empowerment of women through micro-credit policy.

94

Briefly explain the main causes of illiteracy.

95

How do we combat corruption in our society?

 

 SECTION – D (Detailed Answer Type) 6 x 15 = 90

Answer any six of the following questions not exceeding 200 words each

96

Estimate Kamaraj’s education of reform.

97

Critically examine the land revenue policy of the British.

98

Give an account of the various dance forms that are prevalent in India.

99

Examine the various methods of pre- and post-flood management systems.

100

Give an account of the sixteenth SAARC summit.

101

“‘Politicians and Bureaucrats’ are two components in democratic country.” – Comment

102

How does the electronic media influence the formation of public opinion?

103

Highlight the suggestions made by Swaminathan Committee to implement the population policy in India.

104

Discuss the terrorist activities in Kashmir.

 

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