General Studies (Mains) Paper 1 I (1987 to 2011)

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  • 1. General Studies (Mains) Paper I 1987 by Gklinkzone.comGeneral Studies (Mains) Paper I1987 to 2011 (Last 25 Years) Action Plan - To get really Decent marks in General Studies paper (and thus a high rank in the final merit list) do following - In the General Studies (Mains) paper, there are two types of question Static and Dynamic (Current Based) - By and large, General Studies Paper I & II are made up of following topics. 1. History (Always Static) 2. Culture (Almost Always Static) 3. Polity (Most of the Time.) 4. Yearbook stuff (Current Based) 5. Economy (Mixed) 6. International Relations and S&T (Lately current Based) 7. Statistics and Data Interpretation.(Always Static.) - Now, observe these old papers carefully, the Static questions/topics keep getting recycled and repeated. For example RIN mutiny was asked in 1998, again in 2011. Same for Polity (DPSP/Funda.rights) etc. - If you start manually writing answer for each and every question, it o prepare! But atleast you can prepare a skeletal framework / keypoint answer, and keep revising it, definitely a few questions or topics would during the actual exam, for not having to brainstorm for the ideas. Because you already did that exercise @home, while solving these question. Page 1 of 85
  • 2. General Studies (Mains) Paper I 1987 by mrunal.org Stupid Index1987 ............................................................................................................................................... 31988 ............................................................................................................................................... 61989 ............................................................................................................................................. 101990 ............................................................................................................................................. 141991 ............................................................................................................................................. 191992 ............................................................................................................................................. 231993 ............................................................................................................................................. 281994 ............................................................................................................................................. 321995 ............................................................................................................................................. 351996 ............................................................................................................................................. 391997 ............................................................................................................................................. 431998 ............................................................................................................................................. 481999 ............................................................................................................................................. 532000 ............................................................................................................................................. 582001 ............................................................................................................................................. 602002 ............................................................................................................................................. 622003 ............................................................................................................................................. 642004 ............................................................................................................................................. 662005 ............................................................................................................................................. 682006 ............................................................................................................................................. 702007 ............................................................................................................................................. 722008 ............................................................................................................................................. 752009 ............................................................................................................................................. 772010 ............................................................................................................................................. 802011 ............................................................................................................................................. 83The End : Not yet!......................................................................................................................... 85 Page 2 of 85
  • 3. General Studies (Mains) Paper I 1987 by mrunal.org 1987SECTION-I1. Discuss the major social reform movement of the second half of the 19thcentury. In what way did they contribute to the rise and growth of IndianNational Movement? (Not more than 200 words) 352. Despite the fact that Muslims and Hindus fought together against the Britishin the Revolt of 1857, a separatist movement started soon after, resulting intothe partition of India.In the light of this statement, review briefly the origin and development ofMuslim Separatist Movement culminating into the creation of Pakistan in 1947.(Not more than 200 words) 353. (a) Explain briefly the importance of the following:(About 30 words for each) 15(i) Ghadar Party(ii) The Deccan Education Society(iii) National Archives of India.(b) Who were the following and why are they so well-known?(Not more than two sentence for each) 10(i) Sir William Jones(ii) M.R. Jaykar(iii) Pandita Rama Bai(iv) K. Kamraj(v) M.N.Roy(c) Where are the following and why are they so well-known?(Not more than two sentence for each) 10(i) Pushkar(ii) Kushinagar(iii) Tirupati(iv) Spomnath(v) Madurai4. (a) What were the new elements introduced by the Muslim rules in thedevelopment of India architecture ?About 50 words) 10(b) Who made the first feature film in India? What was its Name, and when wasit made? 5(c) Where did the following traditional Folk Theatres originate? 5(i) Yatra(ii) Tamasha(iii) Kuttiyatam(iv) Bhavai(v) Natutanki(d) What is the significance of Kumbh fair? Where are they held? 5(e) What is the contribution of the following to the cultural life of India ? (One Page 3 of 85
  • 4. General Studies (Mains) Paper I 1987 by mrunal.orgsentence for each) 10(i) Ramanuj(ii) Shaikh Moinuddin Chishit(iii) Shyagaraja(iv) Vishnu Diagambar Paluskar(v) Raja Ravi Verma(vi) Amrita Shergill(vii) Ram Kinker vaij(viii) Sonal Man Singh(ix) Sanyikta Panigrahi(x) Prithvi Raj Kapoor5. (a) Relation between Religion and Politics has been a subject of controversysince long. What are the views of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru ofthis issue? (Not more than 130 words) 25(b) Who wrote our National Anthem? When, where and on what occasion wasit sung for the first time? When was it accepted as our National Anthem? 10SECTION II6. What does the Gorka National Liberation Front seek? In what way are theirdemands different from the earlier demands of Miza National Front and thedemand for Khalistan? (Not more than 200 words) 357. (a) Trace the recent political development in Fiji. How is India concernedwith the development there?About 150 words) 25(b) What are superconductors? What is their relevance to the future 108. When and where was it formed? Who areits President and General Secretary? What are its main objectives? (About 200words) 359. (a) What are the following and what are their function?(About 25 words for each) 15(i) Coast Guard(ii) Territorial Army(ii) Border Security Force(b) With which games are the following associated and why were they in thenews recently? 10(i) Steffi Graff(ii) Pat Cash(iii) Vishwanathan Anand(IV) Jahangir Khan(v) Teng Yi.(c) What was unusual about holding Davis Cup Quarter-Finals at Delhi thisyear? Who represented India in this match? 3(d) What are the main causes of general decline in sports in India? Whatremedies do you suggest for improvement in this field?(About 40 words) 710. (a) Identify and explain the significance of the following: (Two sentences Page 4 of 85
  • 5. General Studies (Mains) Paper I 1987 by mrunal.orgfor each) 15(i) Dakshin Gangotri(ii) Kahuta(iii) Sahara Wall(b) Where is the Strait of Hormuz? What is its importance? Why has it been inthe news? 5(c) cant for the whole world? 5(d) Identify the following. Why were they in the news recentaly? 10(i) Salim Ali(ii) Col. Oliver North(iii) Visvanathan Rajagopal(iv) Gunnar Myrdel(v) Klaus Barbie11. (a) Discuss the