Civil Services (Pre) 2013 GS-Paper 2

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Test Date : 08 May 2014
Test Time : 18:30
Question : 80
Duration : 120 Mins
Max Marks : 200
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Test Participants : 3
Avg. Test Score : 57.5
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Civil Services (Pre) 2013 GS-Paper 2

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. This Test Booklet contains 80 questions. Each item comprises four responses (answers). You select the response which you want to mark on the Answer Sheet. In case, you feel that there is more than one correct response, mark the response which you consider the best. In any case, choose ONLY ONE response for each item.
  2. All items carry equal marks (2.5 marks)
  3. Penalty for wrong answers: THERE IS NO PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS

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Sample Questions
Q1.
The following item is to test the comprehension of English language. Read each passage carefully and answer the item that follow.
 
Passage -2 (Question No. 60-62)
It was already late when we set out for the next town, which according to the map was about fifteen kilometres away on the other side of the hills. There we felt that we would find a bed for the night. Darkness fell soon after we left the village, but luckily we met no one as we drove swiftly along the narrow winding road that led to the hills. As we climbed higher, it became colder and rain began to fall, making it difficult at times to see the road. I asked John, my companion, to drive more slowly. After we had travelled for about twenty kilometres, there was still no sign of the town which was marked on the map. We were beginning to get worried. Then without warning, the car stopped and we found we had run out of petrol.
 
The author asked John to drive more slowly because
1. the road led to the hills.
2. John was an inexperienced driver.
3. the road was not clearly visible.
4. they were in wilderness.
Q2.
The following item is to test the comprehension of English language. Read each passage carefully and answer the item that follow.
 
Passage -2 (Question No. 60-62)
It was already late when we set out for the next town, which according to the map was about fifteen kilometres away on the other side of the hills. There we felt that we would find a bed for the night. Darkness fell soon after we left the village, but luckily we met no one as we drove swiftly along the narrow winding road that led to the hills. As we climbed higher, it became colder and rain began to fall, making it difficult at times to see the road. I asked John, my companion, to drive more slowly. After we had travelled for about twenty kilometres, there was still no sign of the town which was marked on the map. We were beginning to get worried. Then without warning, the car stopped and we found we had run out of petrol.
 
The travellers set out for the town although it was getting dark because
1. they were in a hurry.
2. the next town was a short distance away and was a hill-resort.
3. they were in wilderness.
4. the next town was a short distance away and promised a good rest for the night.
Q3.

Directions for the following 6 (six ) items (Question No. 66-71 ) :

Given below are six items (Questions 66-71) . Each item describes a situation and is followed by four possible responses. Indicate the response you find most appropriate. Choose only one response for each item. The responses will be evaluated based on the level of appropriateness for the given situation.

*** Please Note that To suit our current format even these questions carry penalty for wrong answers for these six items, unlike exam. We will mark the "most appropriate option" as the "correct" and rest as incorrect.

You are the head of your office. There are certain houses reserved for the allotment to the office staff and you have been given the discretion to do so. A set of rules for the allotment of the houses has been laid down by you and has been made public. Your personal secretary, who is very close to you, comes to you and pleads that as his father is seriously ill, he should be given priority in allotment of a house. The office secretariat that examined the request as per the rules turns down the request and recommends the procedure to be followed according to the rules.
You do not want to annoy your personal secretary. In such circumstances, what would you do ?
1. Call him over to your room and personally explain why the allotment cannot be done.
2. Allot the house to him to win his loyalty.
3. Agree with the office note to show that you are not biased and that you do not indulge in favouritism.
4. Keep the file with you and not pass any orders.
Q4.

Directions for the following 8 (eight) items (Question No. 22 - 29) :

Read the following four passages and answer the items that follow each passage. Your answers to these items should be based on the passages only.

Passage -1 (Question No. 22 - 23)

The subject of democracy has become severely muddled because of the way the rhetoric surrounding it has been used in recent years, There is, increasingly, an oddly confused dichotomy between those who want to 'impose' democracy on countries In the non-Western world (in these countries' 'own interest', of course) and those who are opposed to such 'imposition' (because of the respect for the countries' 'own ways'). But the entire language of 'imposition', used by both sides, is extraordinarily inappropriate since it makes the implicit assumption that democracy belongs exclusively to the West, taking it to be a quintessentially 'Western' idea which has originated and flourished only in the West. But the thesis and the pessimism it generates about the possibility of democratic practice in the world would be extremely hard to justify. There were several experiments in local democracy in ancient India. Indeed, in understanding the roots of democracy in the world, we have to take an interest in the history of people participation and public reasoning in different parts of the world. We have to look beyond thinking of democracy only in terms of European and American evolution. We would fail to understand the pervasive demands for participatory living, on which Aristotle spoke with far-reaching insight, if we take democracy to be a kind of a specialized cultural product of the West. It cannot, of course, be doubted that the institutional structure of the contemporary practice of democracy is largely the product of European and American experience over the last few centuries. This is extremely important to recognize since these developments in institutional formats were immensely innovative and ultimately effective. There can be little doubt that there is a major 'Western' achievement here.
 
Which of the following is closest to the view of democracy as mentioned in the above passage?
1. The subject of democracy is a muddle due to a desire to portray it as a Western concept, 'alien' to non-Western countries.
2. The language or imposition of democracy is inappropriate. There is, however, a need to consider this concept in the backdrop of culture of 'own ways' of non-Western society.
3. While democracy is not essentially a Western idea belonging exclusively to the West, the institutional structure of current democratic practices has been their contribution.
4. None of the statements (a), (b) and (c) given above is correct.
Q5.
A thief running at 8 km/hr is chased by a policeman whose speed is 10 km/hr. If the thief is 100 m ahead of the policeman, then the time required for the policeman to catch the thief will be
1. 2 min
2. 3 min
3. 4 min
4. 6 min

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