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Mains Self Study 2017 Test – 3

 

 


Mains Self Study 2017:  Test – 3 (Sep 07, 2016)


Answer ALL the following questions in about 200 Words. (10 x 12.5 = 125 Marks)

 

  1. The central location of India at the head of the Indian Ocean is considered of great significance. Analyse why.  

 

Source: NCERT Class IX Geography,  Contemporary India – I, Chapter 1

 

  1. Some of India’s salient physical features are both its curse and boon. Illustrate.

 

Source: NCERT Class IX Geography,  Contemporary India – I, Chapter 2

 

  1. Examine the major differences between the Himalayan Rivers and Peninsular Rivers. Do you think linking these rivers would solve India’s water problems? Justify.

 

Source: NCERT Class IX Geography,  Contemporary India – I, Chapter 3

 

  1. Discuss the mechanism of monsoon. How is monsoon affected by climate change? Examine.  

 

Source: NCERT Class IX Geography,  Contemporary India – I, Chapter 4

 

  1. Many Himalayan and Western Ghats species are endangered. What are the causes? Do you think policies and laws which are there to conserve flora and fauna are inefficient? Critically comment.

 

Source: NCERT Class IX Geography,  Contemporary India – I, Chapter 5

 

  1. What are the highlights of  India’s National Population Policy 2000? Discuss the measures taken by government to control the population growth of India.

 

Source: NCERT Class IX Geography,  Contemporary India – I, Chapter 6

 

  1. Considering the post Arab Spring events, do you think democracy is suited to all cultures and societies? Is it the best form of government? Critically comment.  

 

Source: NCERT Class IX Polity, Democratic Politics – I,  Chapters 1 and 2

 

  1. Which features of Indian democracy do you think need reforms to suit to changing times? Illustrate.

 

Source: NCERT Class IX Polity, Democratic Politics – I,  Chapter 2

 

  1. Which are the guiding values of Indian Constitution? Do you think these values are slowly being eroded by both the society and political establishment? Critically comment.

 

Source: NCERT Class IX Polity, Democratic Politics – I,  Chapter 3

 

  1. In your opinion, which institutions in India are at the forefront in upholding democratic values and on the other hand, which institutions have become threats to Indian democracy? Critically discuss.

 

Source: NCERT Class IX Polity, Democratic Politics – I,  Chapter 5