Political Science Indian Government And Politics Regular Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

Q. 1. Write an essay on the nature of Indian State.
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Q. 2. Examine the nature and importance of Directive Principles of State Policy. What steps have been taken to implement them?
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Q. 3. Critically examine the Centre State relations in India with special reference to legislative and financial relationship.
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Q. 4. Discuss the powers and functions of Rajya Sabha. Examine its role as the Second Chamber.
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Q. 5. “Constitutional Amendments have been instrumental lo bring Social Change in India.”
Do you agree with this statements ? Describe some of the important Constitutional Amendments.
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Q. 6. Discuss the role of Governor in the State Politics in India.
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Q. 7. Discuss the nature of Party-System in India and exam¬ine the policies and programmes either of Congress (I) or B.J.P.
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Q. 8. Evaluate some of the important issues in the Trade Union and Peasant Movements in India.
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Q. 9. Examine the problems of poverty and illiteracy in Free India. What steps have been taken by the Government to eradicate them?
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Q. 10. Write short notes on any two of the following :
(a) Right to Freedom;
(b) Relationship between the President and the Prime Minister;
(c) Judicial Activism;
(d) India’s Foreign Policy.
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Macro-Economics Analysis and Policy Regular Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

SECTION ‘A’

Q. 1. Distinguish between aggregate demand and effective demand. Explain the relationship between aggregate demand and effective demand and level of full employment. 5, 10
Answer :

Q. 2. Explain the concept of investment multiplier and show its relationship with MPS.
Find out the value of multiplier and increase in the level of income if MPS is .5 and increase in investment is Rs. 2 lakhs.
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Q. 3. Define Money. What are its functions ? Which are the various components of money supply used in India by RBI ?
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Q. 4. Distinguish between demand-pull, cost-push inflation.
What is the effect of inflation on different sections of the society ?
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Q. 5. Write short notes :
(a) Concept of inflationary gap;
(b) Marginal efficiency of capital;
Answer :

Section ‘B’

Q. 6. Describe the balance sheet of a commercial bank. How do the commercial banks reconcile the contradictory aims of liquidity and profitability of their assets.
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Q. 7. How do the commercial banks create credit ? What are their limitations ? Answer :

Q. 8. Differentiate between direct and indirect taxes. Why is the share of direct taxes less than that of indirect taxes in a developing country ?
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Q. 9. Fiscal and monetary policies play a complementary role in a developing economy. Discuss.
Answer :

Q. 10. Write short notes:
(a) Functions of a central bank;
(b) Increasing importance of public expenditure.
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Macro-Economics Analysis and Policy Regular Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

SECTION ‘A’

Q. 1. What do you mean by effective demand ? Explain determinates of effective demand.
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Q. 2. Define and explain marginal efficiency of capital. Explain determinants of investment according to Keynesian approach.
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Q. 3. Critically examine Fisher’s Quantity Theory of money. 15
Answer :

Q. 4. Discuss the application of Keynesian Theory of employment in underdeveloped countries.
Answer :
15
Q. 5. Distinguish between :
(i) Cost Push and Demand Pull inflation;
(ii) Inflationary and Deflationary gap.
Answer :

SECTION B’
Q. 6. What is meant by Fiscal Policy ? Explain the objectives of Fiscal Policy in a country like India. Answer :

Q. 7. What is the need of credit control ? Explain qualitative methods of credit control. 5, 10
Answer :

Q. 8. Explain the relative role of direct and indirect taxes in India. Why do countries like India rely more on indirect taxes?
10,5
Answer :

Q. 9. Explain the factors responsible for rise in public expenditure in India. Is this increase desirable ? 10, 5

Q. 10. Write short notes on :
(a) Balance Sheet of a commercial bank;

(b) The role of Finance Commissions.
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English Stream A Precis, Business Correspondence, Text, etc. External Correspondence Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

SECTION ‘A’

Q. 1. Explain with reference to the context any/owrof the following: 20
(a) To what end is all this lying, vandalism and misuse ? You are trying to sell; never mind what; never mind How, never mind to whom-just sell, sell, sell!

(b) I inhale the toxin of the tortured air which will imprison my lungs as brass-breasted maidens ride on thick-haired horses, smiling tasteless smiles.

(c) But it’s not easy. Nothing worth while is ! If David had slain a dwarf instead of Goliath, who would have remembered ?

(d) This is the way we go round and round, in circles. The world’s labour finds its rythrnn in metres, Emerging from blank verse, treading softly In the freedom of free verse.

(e) This, then was the truffle he had routed out of the Lrth!
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Q. 2. Give brief and relevant answers to any three of the following : (100-150 words): 18
(a) What is the message of the poem ‘If You Are True To Your Gift’?
(b) What does C.B. Randall meant by ‘bargaining by exhaustion’ ?
(c) How did the term ‘mass production’ come into use ?
(d) Why does Dale Carnegie regard a ‘No’ response as a handicap?
Answer :

Q. 3. (a) What is the significance of the reference number JS/07/M378 ?

Or

(b) Which qualities of Edward Foreman’s character impress you most and why ?
Answer :

SECTION ‘B’

Q. 4. Read the following passage and give brief and relevant answers in your own words to the questions that follow: 10 Our country is blessed with a large variety of natural resources, However resources do not make a country great. We need people, who are educated and skilled, to develop and convert natural re-sources into goods. Thus the people of a country are its greatest resource. After independence, efforts have been made to develop our resources. Progress has been made in agricultural and industrial production. New schools, colleges and hospitals have been opened in every part of the country. This has improved our standard of living. But still about half the people of our country are poor. They do not get enough to eat and live in slums. The main reason for this is the rapid increase of population.

The size of the population has created many problems. There is shortage of water, food, houses, jobs, schools and hospitals. A large number of people are uneducated and unemployed. Three out of four Indians live in villages. Due to lack of work, most of them come to cities. This creates even more problems because they do not always get a regular job in the city. The Government is taking steps to solve these problems. Jobs are being provided for the poor in the villages and cities. Houses and land are also being alloted to them. Even more important is the opening of schools and hospitals. The solution, however lies in educating the people so as to make them understand that a small family is a happy family.

(a) How can population be both an asset and a drawback ?
(b) What are the problems created by a growing population ? How is the government tackling them ?
(c) How can people be made to understand that a small family is a happy family ?
(d) Use the following words in sentences of your own : production, resources.
(e) Provide antonyms: skilled, blessed.
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Q. 5. Make a precis of the following passage in about 80 words and give it a suitable title : 10

Good communication is the lifeblood of organizations. It takes many forms such as speaking, writing and listening, though its purpose is always to convey a message to recipients. Effective communication hinges on people understanding your meaning, and replying in terms that move the exchange forward-preferably in the direction you would like it to go. Communicating is always a two-way process. In management you communicate to get things done, pass on and obtain information, reach decisions, achieve joint un¬derstanding and develop relationships.

There are always at least two parties involved in communication, each of whom may have different wants, needs and attitudes. These wants and needs can present barriers if they conflict with those of the other party and such barriers may stop you conveying or receiving the right message. Any communication must overcome such barriers if it is to be successful, and the first step is to recognize that they exist. Good communication means saying what you mean and fully comprehending any feedback.

It is essential when communicating a message that you give serious thought to the medium you choose. For many, this choice is between the spoken and the written word. Electronic media have generated even more possibilities by creating a hybrid form of speech and writing. Thus emails have the speed and informality of a phone conversation, yet they are in letter form and can be filed.
Answer :

Q. 6. You are heading an NGO that works with slum chil¬dren. Write a reply to a letter you have received from a private company that has offered help suggesting the various ways in which they can. 10

Or

You are part of a group of students that went on an outstation study tour of historical monuments organized by the college. Write a report giving details of the problems faced along with sugges¬tions to overcome them.
Answer :

Q. 7. (a) Use the following phrases in sentence of your own:
5
(i) to stick to one’s gun
(ii) bring to the fore
(iii) at one’s wit’s end
(iv) worn out
(v) as a guinea pig.

(b) (i) You must reconsider your decision.
(Change voice)
(ii) Will you be there at time ?
(Correct the sentence)
(iii) The clerk gave me a form……………..fill.
(Use suitable preposition).
(iv) The bed is……………….the table, (beside, besides)
(v) It is………………………cold to go out. (too, very) 5
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Q. 8. Write an application with your complete bio-data for the post of a marketing executive in a bank. 10

Or

Imagine you are a Police Office interviewing a lady who has just witnessed an armed robbery. Write in about 150 words (direct speech) the conversation that takes place.
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Macro-Economics Analysis and Policy External Correspondence Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

SECTION’A’

Q. 1. (a) Explain Keynes’ Psychological Law of consumption.
(b) Find out MPC and MPS if consumption increases from 680 to 760 with an increase in income from 800 to 900, 15, 5
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Q. 2. (a) How is the equilibrium level of income determined at the point where saving equals investment ?

(b) Find out equilibrium level of income. If I = 100 and consumption function is C = 100 + .8y 15, 5
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Q. 3. Explain the concept of investment multiplier and show its relation with MPC. 20
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Q. 4. Critically examine Quantity Theory of Money. 20
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Q. 5. Distinguish between cost-push and demand-pull inflation. Suggest ways to control cost-push inflation. 10, 10
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SECTION ‘B’

Q. 6. Explain the functions and role of commercial banks in a developing country.
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Q. 7. What are the functions of a central bank ?
Answer :

Q. 8. What do you mean by incidence of tax ? Explain with suitable diagram the incidence of unit tax under monopoly.
Answer :

Q. 9. Discuss the causes of growth of public expenditure in India.
Answer :

Q. 10. Write short notes on :
(a) Balance sheet of a Commercial Bank;
(b) Recommendations of 11th Finance Commission.
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English Stream A Precis, Business Correspondence, Text, etc. Regular Previous Year Question Paper Year 2006 : IInd Year

SECTION ‘A’
Q. 1. Explain with reference to the context any four of the following :
(a) Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, Cunning as a savage pitted against the wilderness.
(b) The employees have just presented me with an album and I understand that the shareholders want to give me an ad¬dress and a silver decanter.
(c) This, then, was the truffle he had routed out of the earth! Rotten at the centre-rotten at the core !
(d) The perfume of our garden is entangled in the filaments of the waiting night.
(e) What have I accomplished today ? What acts of heroIsm?

The endless task of yoking yesterday with today.
Answer :

Q. 2. Give brief and relevant answers to any three of the following (100-150 words) : 15

(i) Write the activities that the city of Chicago is associated with.
(ii) What was the ruse, the Duchess made use of to cheat Oliver and what was the effect on him ?
(iii) What warning does Clarence B. Randall give to fresh graduates in the matter of handling labour union leaders?
(iv) Why does Dale Carnegie regard a ‘No’ response as a handicap ?
Answer :

Q. 3. How does advertising damage ‘Nature’ and ‘Youth’ according to Herman Wouk
(250-300 words). 8

Or

What does G.C. Thornley mean when he says that mass production is not an unmixed blessing ? Discuss in detail. (250-300 words)
Answer :

SECTION ‘B’
Q. 4. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow: 10

The words ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ in some cases refer to the pos¬session of qualities and in some cases to the possession of material wealth. In common parlance, however, the use of the words ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ implies possession of material wealth and the relative non-possession thereof. As a rule when we say ‘the rich’ we mean the people or families with a net income of, say, at least sixty or seventy thousand rupees a year. When we say ‘poor’, we mean families with an income of five hundred rupees a month or less. In between ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ we place the lower or higher middle class families.

Very rich nations or governments are a danger to the rest of the world. The U.S.A. had waged a war in Vietnam, a tiny country, which had’cost the U.S.A. so much money that with this sum alone poverty could have been abolished from the whole of Asia. If war could be abolished from the world for ever, the rich nations of the world could help raise the income and purchasing power of poor families all over the world within a decade and a half. Equality of income for every family is not possible nor is perhaps necessary. We can have a few dozen or a few hundred favulously rich families in every country. But we can make every family all over the globe a well-to-do-family, well-fed, well-clothed, well-housed and well-provided with many of the comforts and luxuries which modern science and technology have made available. Poverty can be effected from the face of the earth.

Questions:

(i) In general what do the words ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ refer to?
(ii) In common usage what to these words imply?
(iii) How can rich nations be dangerous for the world?
(iv) How can the rich nations help in eradicating poverty?
(v) According to the writer, is it necessary to have equality of income?
Answer :

Q. 5. Make a precis of the following passage in about one-third of its length, and give it a suitable title : 6

It was long ago noticed that different plants open and close at different times of the day. In fact, in the nineteenth century they used to make gardens in the shape of a clock face, with different flowers opening at different times. It was possible to tell the time just by looking at this flower clock’.

It has been recently found that no just flowers, but ail living things (including man) have ‘cycles of activity’. Because these cycles last about twenty four hours, they are called ‘ciradian cycles’. Some scientists believe these cycles are controlled by an ‘internal clock’. According to this theory, the flowers in the laboratory open because their ‘internal clock’ tells them to do so.
There are other scientists, including Dr. Brown, who believe that the biological clock is controlled by the environment. He studied the way oysters open and close their shells at high and low tide. He took some oysters from the sea to his laboratory a thousands miles away in Illinois. According to the ‘internal clock’ theory one would expect the oysters to open and close as they had done before. But in fact their cycle changed. Brown and his colleagues could not understand this until they asked themselves the question : ‘If Illinois were on the sea, when would high and low tides take place ?’ He found that the oysters were opening and closing at exactly these times. Brown concluded that the oyster’s cycle was controlled by changes in the atmosphere-changes that, in places where there is a sea, associated with the tides.
Answer :

Q. 6. Write a letter of complaint to a publisher, for having supplied books printed on inferior quality paper. 5

Or

Write a sales letter to promote the sales of your stationery.
Answer :

Q. 7. (a) Correct the following sentences:
(i) Neither I or my-friend go to college,
(ii) He along with his friends were missing. ;
(iii) Many a girls wear shorts.
(iv) If you will work hard you will succeed.
(v) Either you and your friend will do the work.

(b) Use the following phrases in your own sentences:
to make way, take a quick look, top to bottom, move in circles, hush up.
Answer :

Q. 8. Write an application for the post of a Cashier in a bank. Give the details of your qualifications, experience and other relevant particulars. 5

Or

Imagine you are appearing for an interview for the post of an Accountant in a Company. Write (in about 150 words) the conversation that takes place between you and the members of the selection committee.
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English Stream A Precis, Business Correspondence, Text, etc. Previous Year Question Paper Year 2006 : IInd Year

SECTION ‘A’

Q. 1. Explain with reference to the context any four of the questions given below :

(a) This then was the truffle he had routed out of the earth! Rotter, at the centre-rotten at the core !
(b) Does it ever occur to you to be ashamed to live by preying on the myriad little tragedies of unfulfillment which make your methods pay so well ?
(c) ‘Stock exchanges are the barometers of the economy.’
(d) ‘Is necessity is the mother of invention, play is its father’.

(e) “The perfume of our gardens
Is entagngled in the filaments
Of the waiting night,
And we are moving the wheel
On which we are moving.’
Answer :

Q. 2. Attempt any three of the questions given below in 150 words each :
(a) How did Albert Edward Foreman end up with a chain often shops ? (The Verger)
(b) What is wrong with mass production ?
(c) What is ‘bargaining by exhaustion’ ? (The Management Speaks to the Graduate)
(d) How does advertising corrupt the youth ? (A Talk on Advertising)
Answer :

Q. 3. Attempt one of the following questions in about 250 words :
(a) Comment upon the depiction of the Indians and the Brit¬ish in Laiaji.
(b) What are the possible costs and the rewards of being an entrepreneur ? (Are you an Entrepreneur).
Answer :

SECTION ‘B’

Q. 4. Read the passage that follows and answer the questions :
The history of the Galaxy has got a little muddled, for a number of reasons : parly because those who are trying to keep track of it have got a little muddled, but also because some very muddling things have been happening anyway.

One of the problems has to do with the speed of light and the difficulties involved in trying to exceed it. You can’t. Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, wich obeys its own special laws. The Hingefreel people of Arkintoofle Minor did try to build spaceships that were powered by bad news but they didn’t work particularly well and were so extremely unwelcome whenever they arrived anywhere that there wasn’t really any point in being there.

So, by and large, the peoples of the Galaxy tended to languish in their own local muddles and the history of the Galaxy itself was, for a long time, largely cosmological. Which is not to say that people weren’t trying. They tried sending off fleets of spaceships to do battle or business in distant parts, but these usually took thousands of years to get anywhere. By the time they eventually arrived, other forms of travel had been discovered which made use of hyperspace to circumvent the speed of light, so that whatever battles it was that the slower-than-light fleets had been sent to fight had already been taken care of centuries earlier by the time they actialy got there.

This didn’t, of course, deter their crews from wanting to fight the battles anyway. They were trained, they were ready, they’d had a couple of thousand years’ sleep, they’d come a long way to do a tough job and by Zarquon they were going to do it.
(Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless)

(a) Why is the history of the galaxy muddled ?
(b) What travels faster than light ?
(c) What was the trouble with the ship which travelled on bad news ?
(d) Why would the crews insist on fighting obsolete battles?
(e) Suggest a suitable title for the passage.
Answer :

Q. 5. Make a precis of the following passage. Also provide an apt title :

I never had problems with my fellow scientists. Scientists are a friendly, atheistic, hard-working, beer-drinking lot whose minds are preoccupied with sex, chess and baseball when they are not preoccupied with science.

I was a very good student, if I may say so myself. I was tops at St. Michael’s College four years in a row. I got every possible student award from the Department of Zoology. If I got none from the Department of Religious Studies, it is simply because there are no student awards in this department (the rewards of religious study are not in mortal hands, we all know that). I would have received the Governor General’s Academic Medal, the University of Toronto’s highest undergraduate award, of which no small number of illustrious Canadians have been recipients, were it, not for a beef-eating pink boy with a neck like a tree trunk and a temperament unbearable good cheer.

I still smart a little at the slight. When you’ver suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling. My life is like a memento mori painting from European art: there is always a grinning skull at my side to remind me of the folly of human ambition. I mock this skull. I look at it and I say, “You’ve got the wrong fellow. You may not believe in life, but I don’t believe in death. Move on !” The skull snickers and moves ever closer, but that doesn’t surprise me. The reason death sticks so closely to life isn’t biological necessity it’s envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud. The pink boy also got the nod from the Rhodes Scholarship committee. I love him and I hope his time at Oxford was a rich experience. If Lakshmi, goddess of wealth, one day favours me bountifully, Oxford is fifth on the list of cities I would like to visit before I pass on, after Mecca, Varanasi, Jerusalem and Paris.
(Yann Martel, Life of Pi)
Answer :

Q. 6. (a) As a student appalled at the abysmal level of interest in the subsidiary subjects, write a letter to the Principal of your College suggesting ways and means of kindling interest in the same.

Or

(b) You have not been able to submit your interest assessment assignment for the second term since you have been busy helping organize the college festival. Write a letter to the teacher concerned requesting her to accept the assignment in the third term, after the home examinations. 10
Answer :

Q. 7. Do as directed ; 10
Use the following pairs of words in sentences to demon¬strate the difference in their meaning:
(a) credulity, credibility
(b) ascent, assent
(c) affect, effect Change the voice in the following sentences :
(d) Let me bring you songs from the wood.
(e) Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s Change into indirect speech :
(f) Gulliver said to the King. “Please take away my chains. I want to walk about”.
(g) “We shall meet in a place where there is no darkness.”

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verbs given below :
(h) When I (enter) the room, she (read) the letter.
(i) I am not very hopeful of her (arrive) this evening.
(j) Every examinee was confident of (pass) the examination.
Answer :

Q. 8. (a) You had appeared for an interview at a call centre. The interview had gone well, but you have not heard from the company. Write to them, asking them about the status of your candidature. 10

Or

(b) Write a notice to be displayed on the students’ notice board seeking people interested in car-pool arrangements from your part of the city to the college,
Answer :

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Macro Economics Analysis and Policy External Correspondence Previous Year Question Paper Year 2006 : IInd Year

SECTION A’

Q. I. What is Consumption Function ? Differentiate between marginal propensity to consume and the average propensity to consume. 10, 10
Answer :

Q. 2. Distinguish between autonomous investment and induced investment. What factors influence the decision of the firm with regard to investment? 8, 12
Answer :

Q. 3. (a) Write a note on paradox of thrift.

(b) Explain the concept of investment multiplier. What conditions are required for working of multiplier in underdeveloped countries? 6, 14
Answer :

Q. 4. Discuss Keynes’ theory of demand for money. 20
Answer :

Q. 5. (a) What is inflationary gap ? What measures would you suggest to control this gap ?

(b) “Inflation is unjust, deflation is inexpedient, of the two deflation is worse.” Explain.
Answer :

SECTION ‘B’

Q. 6. Prepare an imaginary balance sheet of a commercial bank. Explain how a commercial bank reconciles the objectives of liquidity and profitability? 10, 10
Answer :

Q. 7. What are the objectives of credit control in an economy? Discuss the merits of qualitative methods of credit control. 10, 10
Answer :

Q. 8. Define incidence of a tax. Explain the incidence of :
(a) Unit tax and

(b) Lump-sum tax

under monopoly, bringing out the role of demand and supply elasticities. 20
Answer :

Q. 9. Discuss the objectives of Fiscal Policy in India. What are its limitations? 20
Answer :

Q. 10. Write notes on:
(a) Recommendations of the eleventh Finance Commission;

(b) Characteristics of a good tax system. 10, 10
Answer :

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English Stream A Precis, Business Correspondence Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IInd Year

SECTION ‘A’

Q. 1. Explain with reference to the context any four of the following : 16
(a) Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, Cunning as a savage pitted against the wilderness.
(b) The employees have just presented me with an album and I understand that the shareholders want to give me an address and a silver decanter.
(c) This, then, was the truffle he had routed out of the earth! Rotten at the centre-rotten at the core !
(d) The perfume of our garden is entangled in the filaments of the waiting night.
(e) What have I accomplished today ? What acts of heroIsm?

The endless task of yoking yesterday with today.
Answer :

Q. 2. Give brief and relevant answers to any three of the following (100-150 words) : 15

(i) Write the activities that the city of Chicago is associated with.
(ii) What was the ruse, the Duchess made use of to cheat Oliver and what was the effect on him ?
(iii) What warning does Clarence B. Randall give to fresh graduates in the matter of handling labour union leaders?
(iv) Why does Dale Carnegie regard a ‘No’ response as a handicap ?
Answer :

Q. 3. How does advertising damage ‘Nature’ and ‘Youth’ according to Herman Wouk
(250-300 words). 8

Or

What does G.C. Thornley mean when he says that mass production is not an unmixed blessing ? Discuss in detail. (250-300 words)
Answer :

SECTION ‘B’

Q. 4. Read the passage given below and answer the ques¬tions that follow: 10

The words ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ in some cases refer to the possession of qualities and in some cases to the possession of material wealth. In common parlance, however, the use of the words ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ implies possession of material wealth and the relative non-possession thereof. As a rule when we say ‘the rich’ we mean the people or families with a net income of, say, at least sixty or seventy thousand rupees a year. When we say ‘poor’, we mean families with an income of five hundred rupees a month or less. In between ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ we place the lower or higher middle class families.

Very rich nations or governments are a danger to the rest of the world. The U.S.A. had waged a war in Vietnam, a tiny country, which had’cost the U.S.A. so much money that with this sum alone poverty could have been abolished from the whole of Asia. If war could be abolished from the world for ever, the rich nations of the world could help raise the income and purchasing power of poor families all over the world within a decade and a half. Equality of income for every family is not possible nor is perhaps necessary. We can have a few dozen or a few hundred favulously rich families in every country. But we can make every family all over the globe a well-to-do-family, well-fed, well-clothed, well-housed and well-provided with many of the comforts and luxuries which modern science and technology have made available. Poverty can be effected from the face of the earth.

Questions:

(i) In general what do the words ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ refer to?
(ii) In common usage what to these words imply?
(iii) How can rich nations be dangerous for the world?
(iv) How can the rich nations help in eradicating poverty?
(v) According to the writer, is it necessary to have equality of income?
Answer :

Q. 5. Make a precis of the following passage in about one-third of its length, and give it a suitable title : 6

It was long ago noticed that different plants open and close at different times of the day. In fact, in the nineteenth century they used to make gardens in the shape of a clock face, with different flowers opening at different times. It was possible to tell the time just by looking at this flower clock’.

It has been recently found that no just flowers, but ail living things (including man) have ‘cycles of activity’. Because these cycles last about twenty four hours, they are called ‘ciradian cycles’. Some scientists believe these cycles are controlled by an ‘internal clock’. According to this theory, the flowers in the laboratory open because their ‘internal clock’ tells them to do so.
There are other scientists, including Dr. Brown, who believe that the biological clock is controlled by the environment. He studied the way oysters open and close their shells at high and low tide. He took some oysters from the sea to his laboratory a thousands miles away in Illinois. According to the ‘internal clock’ theory one would expect the oysters to open and close as they had done before. But in fact their cycle changed. Brown and his colleagues could not understand this until they asked themselves the question : ‘If Illinois were on the sea, when would high and low tides take place ?’ He found that the oysters were opening and closing at exactly these times. Brown concluded that the oyster’s cycle was controlled by changes in the atmosphere-changes that, in places where there is a sea, associated with the tides.
Answer :

Q. 6. Write a letter of complaint to a publisher, for having supplied books printed on inferior quality paper. 5

Or

Write a sales letter to promote the sales of your stationery.
Answer :

Q. 7. (a) Correct the following sentences:
(i) Neither I or my-friend go to college,
(ii) He along with his friends were missing. ;
(iii) Many a girls wear shorts.
(iv) If you will work hard you will succeed.
(v) Either you and your friend will do the work.

(b) Use the following phrases in your own sentences:
to make way, take a quick look, top to bottom, move in circles, hush up.
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Q. 8. Write an application for the post of a Cashier in a bank. Give the details of your qualifications, experience and other relevant particulars. 5

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Imagine you are appearing for an interview for the post of an Accountant in a Company. Write (in about 150 words) the conversation that takes place between you and the members of the selection committee.
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English II Novels Novels External Correspondence Previous Year Question Paper Year 2006 : IIIrd Year

Q. 1. (a) Satis House.

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Biddy in Great Expectations :

(b)Mr. Collins.

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Wickhom in Pride and Prejudice.

(c) George Wilson :

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Don Cody in The Great Gatsby.

(d) The flower thief.
Or
Malathi in The Bachelor of Arts. 10*4
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Q. 2. What are the effects of his sudden good fortune on the character of Pip ?

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Discuss the Magwitch-Compeyson enmity in Great Expecta¬tions.
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Q. 3. How do lady Catherine’s attempts to break the en¬gagement of Elezabeth and Darcy actually result in their being engaged to marry ? 20

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Compare and contrast the characters of Darcy and Bingley in Pride and Prejudice.
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Q. 4. What role do Gatsby’s lavish parties play in the novel The Great Gatsby ?

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Discuss the significance of the Nick-Jordan relationship in The Great Gatsby.
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Q. 5. What is the role played by Chandran’s friends in his life ?
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Relate the chain of events responsible for Chandran’s run¬ning away from home in The Bachelor of Arts.
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