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I. Four alternatives are given for each of the following questions / incomplete
statements. Only one of them is correct or most appropriate. Choose the
correct alternative and write the complete answer along with its letter in
the space provided against each question. 10  1 = 10
1. In Russia Five-Year Plans were introduced by
(A) Lenin (B) Stalin
(C) Hitler (D) Mussolini.
2. In Group-A list of leaders and in Group-B their activities are given.
Identify the group that matches.
Group-A Group-B
(a) Raja Rammohan Roy (i) Ramakrishna Mission
(b) Dayanand Saraswati (ii) Satya Shodhak Samaj
(c) Swami Vivekananda (iii) Brahmo Samaj
(d) Mahatma Jyotiba Phule (iv) Arya Samaj.
a b c d
(A) i ii iii iv
(B) ii i iv iii
(C) iv iii ii i
(D) iii iv i ii.

3. Indo-China relationship is based on ................... principles.
(A) Communist and Hindu
(B) Political and Economic
(C) Panchsheel and Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai
(D) Democracy and Equality.
4. The permanent members of the Security Council are
(A) U.S.A., India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and China
(B) U.S.A., Russia, Britain, France and China
(C) U.S.A., Russia, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh
(D) U.S.A., Switzerland, China, Nepal and India.
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5. Section ................. of the Constitution declares that practice of
untouchability is a punishable offence.
(A) 11 (B) 17
(C) 13 (D) 15.
6. The exact matching of the marked places is
(A) 1 — Kosi, 2 — Chambal, 3 — Beas
(B) 1 — Chambal, 2 — Hirakud, 3 — Damodar
(C) 1 — Nagarjuna, 2 — Narmada, 3 — Bhakra Nangal
(D) 1 — Chambal, 2 — Kosi, 3 — Narmada.
7. South-west monsoon wind reaching India is divided into two
branches. They are
(A) Arabian Sea branch and Bay of Bengal branch
(B) Andaman branch and Nicobar branch
(C) Eastern Ghat branch and Western Ghat branch
(D) North Indian branch and South Indian branch.
8. The statement of Estimated Income and Expenditure of the
Government for a year is
(A) public finance (B) public expenditure
(C) planned expenditure (D) budget.
9. The National Savings Certificates are issued by
(A) Central bank (B) Post Office
(C) Co-operative Bank (D) Commercial Bank.
10. A person who is known as the Queen of Indian Television Sector is
(A) Kiran Mazumdar (B) Ekta Kapoor
(C) Azim Premji (D) Pramila Devi.
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II. Answer the following questions in a sentence each : 14  1 = 14
11. India had not much written history. Why ?
12. The Government of India Act of 1935 became an important document
in independent India. Why ?
13. Dayanand Saraswati called the people to “Return to the Vedas”. Why ?
14. What is communalism ?
15. Why should we purchase UNICEF cards ?
16. What is mandatory if an industrialist violates Child Labour
Prohibition Act ?
17. Why is finding gender of foetus illegal ?
18. What is mixed farming ?
19. Wheat is the most important Rabi crop of the North-Western states.
Why ?
20. Why is petroleum called liquid gold ?
21. Define Industrial zones.
22. Define Women Empowerment.
23. How is per capita income derived ?
24. Who is known as the Father of White Revolution ?
III. Answer the following questions in two or three sentences each : 15 × 2 = 30
25. What made Europeans discover New Sea route to India ?
What are the results of the battle of Plassey ?
26. The English were forced to sign the Madras Peace Treaty. Why ?
27. How was Hyderabad merged into Indian Union ?
28. What were the effects of the Second World War ?
29. What are the steps our Government has taken to eradicate
illiteracy ?
30. What are the effects of terrorism ?
31. What are the main purposes of Appiko Movement ?
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32. What are the measures to control growth of population ?
33. The peninsular plateau has great economic significance. Why ?
34. What are the causes for soil erosion ?
35. Mention the methods for conservation of forests.
36. Geographical Information System is widely used all over the world.
Why ?
37. What are the causes for landslides ?
38. What are the objectives of Five-Year Plans ?
39. Globalisation is the world wide Economic Movement. Substantiate.
IV. Answer the following questions in six or eight sentences each : 6  3 = 18
40. How did the political and military factors instigate the First War of
Indian Independence ?
How did the Education play a role in bringing new awareness among
Indians ?
41. What are the principles of Panchsheel ?
Explain India’s relationship with Russia.
42. What are the constitutional and legal measures undertaken to
eradicate untouchability ? Explain.
What are the differences between organised and unorganised
workers ?
43. What are the problems of Road Transport ?
What are the factors influencing the location of an industry ?
44. Explain Gandhiji’s concept of Gram Swarajya in the light of
Explain the difference between personal finance and public finance.
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45. Explain the functions of a Bank.
Make a list of the differences between Life Insurance and General
V. Answer the following question in about eight to ten sentences : 4
46. Explain the contributions of Nehru after becoming Prime Minister.
VI. 47. Draw an outline map of India and mark the following : 1 + 3 = 4
a) 82
1 o
East longitude
b) Damodar River Valley
c) Bombay High.
Alternative Question for Blind Candidates only : (In lieu of Q. No. 47)
What are the advantages of Himalayas ? 4