Civil Services (Main) Examination - 2011 English (Compulsory) Time Allowed : Three Hours Maximum Marks : 300 1. Write an essay in about 300 words on any one of the following : 100 a) The predicaments of Democracy. b) In India when inflation rises governance stalls. c) Modern world's fears about nuclear energy. d) Information Technology transforming the Indian society. e) Inventions generate necessity. 2. Read carefully the passage below and write your answers to the questions that follow in clear, correct and concise language : 5*15=75 'Water is the basis of all life. Every animal and every plant contains a substantial proportion of free or combined water in its body, and no kind of physiological activity is possible in which the fluid does not play an essential part. Water is, of course, necessary for animal life, while moisture in the soil is equally imperative for the life and growth of plants and trees, th
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