Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service General Studies Question Paper 2011

This is the UPSC Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service General Studies Question Paper 2011. Practice this paper to check your preparation scale. For more information, read ahead.

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This is the UPSC Indian Economic Service / Indian Statistical Service General Studies Question Paper 2011. Practice this paper to check your preparation scale.

IES | ISS Examination 2011
General Studies
Time Allowed: Three Hours
Maximum Marks:  100


Instructions
Candidates should attempt ALL questions, unless otherwise directed. The number of marks carried by each question is

indicated for the question. Answers must be written only in ENGLISH.
1. Answer any TWO of the following in about 100 words each:     2 x 5 = 10
(a) Discuss the rich corpus of India's soft power.
(b) Discuss the Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens as enshrined in the constitution of India.
(c) Comment on the Advisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India.

2. Write about any TWO of the following in about 100 words each:-  2 x 5 = 10
(a) Prehistoric cultures of India.
(b) Sangam Literature
(c) Kautilya's views on taxation as enunciated in the ' Arthashastra'.

3. Answer any TWO of the following in about 100 words each :-  2 x 5 = 10
(a) What is the purpose of creating the National Optical Fibre Network, as recommended by the Telecom Commission ?
(b) What is Carbon foot print ?  Describe a few simple way to reducing it.
(c) How do biofertilizers help in maintaining the soil health ?

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