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Geography-I, 2011

Civil Services (Main) Examination - 2011
Geography
Paper I
Time Allowed : Three Hours
Maximum Marks : 300
 Candidates should attempt Questions no. 1 and 5 which are compulsory, and any three of the remaining questions selecting at least one question from each Section.

SECTION A
1. Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each:
12*5=60
    a) Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism
   
    b) Rossby Waves and Jet Stream
   
    c) Salinity patterns in Indian Ocean
   
    d) Soil profile in Zonal and Azonal soils
   
    e) Marine Ecosystem


2. a) Name the climatically controlled agents of erosion. Explain how they differ in terms of properties of matter. Compare the landforms produced by each one of them.
30
    b) Explain the concept of Isostasy as postulated by Airy and Pratt.
30


3. a) Give an account of global distribution of precipitation.
30
    b) Contemporary global climate change is an anthropogenic phenomenon.
30


4. a) "Temparature, salinity and density differences in ocean water are the prime causes of ocean water circulation." Elaborate.
30
    b) Define the term biome. List the terrestrial biomes and describe the characteristics of Savanna biome.
30

SECTION B
5. Write short explanatory notes on the following :
12*5=60
    a) Welfare Approach in Human Geography
    
    b) Secondary cities in the context of Urbanization in developing world
    
    c) Isodapane in the theory of Industrial Location
    
    d) Population and Food security
    
    e) Ingredients of Sustainable Development


6. a) Discuss the impact of positivism in paradigm shift in Geography. 
30
    b) Enumerate alternative strategies of planning for backward regions. 
30


7. a) Distinguish between boundaries and frontiers. Identify different types of boundaries. 
30
    b) Mention the agricultural regions as classified by Whittessey and discuss their relevance. 
30


8. a) Discuss Systems Approach and its applicability in Geography. 
30
   b) Critically examine the salient features of Central Place Theory propounded by Christaller and Losch. 
30
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Anthropology-II, 2011

Civil Services (Main) Examination - 2011
Anthropology
Paper II
Time Allowed : Three Hours
Maximum Marks : 300
 Candidates should attempt Questions no. 1 and 5 which are compulsory, and any three of the remaining questions selecting at least one question from each Section.

SECTION A
1. Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each:
15*4=60
    a) Philosophy behind Purushartha
   
    b) Factors contributing to communalism
   
    c) Iron age in Gangetic region
   
    d) Critique of the concept of Great and Little Tradition


2. a) "Modernity has entered Indian character and society, but it has done so through assimilation, not replacement." Discuss.
30
    b) Describe the linguistic elements in Indian population.
15
    c) Discuss the relevance of the concept of Dominant Caste in the context of Contemporary Indian Society.
15


3. a) Describe the characteristic features of Mesolithic cultures in India.
30
    b) Evaluate the contribution of American anthropologists to Indian anthropology.
30


4. a) Discuss the significance of Sohan in Indian Prehistory.
30
    b) Critically examine the theories of Origin of Castes.
30

SECTION B
5. Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each :
15*4=60
    a) Forest Rights Act-2006
     
     b) Tribal Panchsheel
     
     c) Future of Hunting and Gathering Tribes
     
     d) Left-wing extremism and tribals in India.


6. a) Discuss the impact of Hindu society on tribal population in India. 
30
    b) Discuss the problem of displaced tribal communities with the help of recent examples. 
30


7. a) Compare the approach towards tribal communities during Colonial and post-independence periods. 
30
    b) Discuss the distinctive features of tribes in North-East India. 
30

8. a) "Tribes in India are not homogenous group." Discuss. 
30
    b) Discuss the impact of Urbanization and Industrialization on tribal women.
15
    c) Assess the contribution of Varrier Elwin to Indian anthropology. 
15
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Anthropology-I, 2011

Civil Services (Main) Examination - 2011

Anthropology
Paper I


Time Allowed : Three Hours

Maximum Marks : 300

 Candidates should attempt Questions no. 1 and 5 which are compulsory, and any three of the remaining questions selecting at least one question from each Section.

SECTION A

1. Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each:
15*4=60
    a) Synthetic Theory
   
    b) Neanderthal Man
   
    c) Fieldwork Tradition in Anthropology
   
    d) Cultural Materialism


2. a) Describe major skeletal similarities and differences between Homo erectus   and Homo sapiens.
30
    b) 'Man is a primate.' Discuss.
30


3. a) Critically examine the contribution of Anthropologists in the interpretation of symbols.
30
    b) Critically examine the debate between Formalists and Substantivists.
30


4. a) Discuss different modes of exchange in simple societies, with suitable examples.
30
    b) Explain various Anthropological approaches to study religion.
30


SECTION B

5. Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each : 
15*4=60
    a) Genetic polymorphism
     
     b) Personal identification
     
     c) Conditions necessary for the operation of Hardy - Wienberg Law
     
     d) Respiratory functions

6. a) Discuss the application of anthropological knowledge in designing equipment. 
30
    b) Discuss monogenic and polygenic inheritance in man, citing suitable examples. 
30

7. a) Discuss different methods of studying human growth. 
30
    b) Native highlanders are well adapted to the high altitude environment. Discuss. 
30

8. a) Explain the application of anthropological knowledge in genetic counselling, forensic science, sports and nutrition. 
30
    b) Define somatotype. Describe the salient features of different components of somatotype. 
30
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Essay (Compulsary), Civil Services (Main), 2011

Civil Services (Main) Examination - 2011

Essay (Compulsory)


Time Allowed : Three Hours

Maximum Marks : 200


Write an essay on any one of the following topics :


1. Creation of smaller states and the consequent administrative, economic and developmental implications.


2. Does Indian cinema shape our popular culture or merely reflect it?


3. Credit-based higher education system - status, opportunities and challenges.


4. In the Indian context, both human intelligence and technical intelligence are crucial in combating terrorism