Social Justice

2019 14. Despite the consistent experience of high growth, India still goes with the lowest indicators of human development. Examine the issues that make balanced and inclusive development elusive. 15. There is a growing divergence in the relationship between poverty and hunger in India. The shrinking of social expenditure by the government is forcing the […]

International Relations

2019 30. The time has come for India and Japan to build a strong contemporary relationship, one involving global and strategic partnership that will have a great significance for Asia and the world as a whole. Comment. 31. Too little cash, too much politics, leaves UNESCO fighting for life.’ Discuss the statement in the light […]


2019 51. What is water stress? How and why does it differ regionally in India? (Answer in 250 words) 15 52. How can the mountain ecosystem be restored from the negative impact of development initiatives and tourism? (Answer in 250 words) 15 53. Discuss the factors for localisation of agro-based food processing industries of North-West India. […]

Indian Society

2019 30. What makes the Indian society unique in sustaining its culture? Discuss. 31. “Empowering women is the key to control the population growth.” Discuss. 32. What are the challenges to our cultural practices in the name of Secularism? 33. How is efficient and affordable urban mass transport key to the rapid economic development in […]

World History

2019 11. Explain how the foundations of the modern world were laid by the American and French revolutions. 2017 1. What problems were germane to the decolonization process in the Malay Peninsula? 2016 2. The anti-colonial struggles in West Africa were led by the new elite of Western educated Africans. Examine. 2015 3. Why did […]

Post Independent India

2018 1. Discuss whether formation of new states in recent times is beneficial or not for the economy of India? 2016 2. Has the formation of linguistic states strengthened the cause of Indian unity? 2013 3. Write a critical note on the evolution and significance of the slogan, ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’. 4. Discuss the […]

Modern History

2019 22. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that had occurred in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate. 23. Examine the linkages between the nineteenth century’s Indian Renaissance and the emergence of national identity. 24. Many voices had strengthened and enriched the nationalist movement during […]

Art and Culture

2019 15. Highlight the Central Asian and Greco Bactrian elements in the Gandhara art. 10 Marks (Answer in 150 words) 2018 1. Safeguarding the Indian art heritage is the need of the moment. Discuss. 2. The Bhakti movement received a remarkable re-orientation with the advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Discuss. 3. Assess the importance of the […]