History-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 15

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 1) How far is it correct to say that every feature of the American Constitution was ultimately of English Origin? Discuss. (250 Words) 2) To what extent did Napoleon’s economic war with England become his undoing? Examine. (250 Words)  

Economics-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 16

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Q1) State and explain the Law of Equi-marginal utility and also state clearly the limitations of this law? (200 words) Q2) “Pareto optimality is a necessary but not sufficient condition for welfare maximization” Develop this idea highlighting the role of “social welfare contours” and “utility possibility contours” in welfare maximizing state? …

General Studies- Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 21

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014   Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country 1) Critically analyse the basis of demand for and against creation of new states through constitution of Second States Reorganisation committee. (200 Words) Reference Reference – 2 Reference – 3   2) Critically comment on the role played by then superpowers in India’s 1971 …

Political Science-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) “Liberty and Equality are the two contradictory concepts equally dear to the human mind.  Comment. 2) “There is no theory of Democracy; it is at best a workable compromise between competing  and conflicting interests.” Elucidate. 3)  What is Fabian Socialism? How does it differ from Scientific …

Sociology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 17

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 1)  Distinguish between observation and interviewing as techniques of data collection.  Under what contexts may their use be recommended? Bring out their merits and  demerits as regards their objectivity and validity. (300 Words) 2) Write short notes on any two of the following: (200 Words) (a) Religion as a force both …

[UPSC MAINS-2014] Insights Secure: Questions On Current Events – 20 September 2014

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Answer ALL the questions in about 200 words: 1)  The Agreement on the Political Parameters and Guiding Principles for the Settlement of the Boundary Question between India and China was the closest possible solution to which both countries arrived at to resolve their border dispute. Critically examine. Business Standard 2) Recently governments …

Commerce and Accountancy-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 6

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) Discuss contingent liabilities with examples. Where would these items feature in the financial statements of a firm ? What happens when bills are discounted by a firm ? Show journal entries for such transactions. (2012 Mains) 2) Discuss how the following streams of revenues are recognized …

Psychology-2014: Answer Writing Challenge – 16

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Answer in 250 words: 1) What is EQ?Discuss its applications and method used to determine it? 2) Sensation, attention and  perception are different elements of same process called cognition. Comment 3) You are the principal of a school. You want to improve your college reputation.What psychological measures will  you undertake ?

Public Administration – 2014- Answer Writing Challenge – 15

ARCHIVES 20 September 2014 Topic – Critique of Weber’s model and post – Weberian developments. 1. “The transition to a study of the negatives aspects of bureaucracy is afforded by the application of Veblen’s concept of trained incapacity.” Examine. (250 Words) 2. Weber’s ideas of impersonal detachment and esprit de corps are incompatible. Explain (250 …