PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Examine the evolution of conflict management from integration approach of M.P. Follett to remedial approach of participative management. [200 Words] Question 2 “The managerial cosmology meaningfully addresses the understanding of manager and his role perceptions.” Explain. [200 Words] Next Topic: Participative management (R.Likert, C.Argyris, D. Mc Gregor)

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Assess the importance of Jain tenets and their relevance to humanity. (200 words) Question 2 Sites (50 words Each) 1. Chirand 2. Vaishali 3. Sravasti 4. Ayodhya 5. champa 6. Nalanda 7. Pataliputra 8. Rajagriha/Girivraja 9. Gaya 10. Saketa 11. Kasi 12. Prayaga 13. Kausambi 14. Kusinara Next Topic: Mauryan Empire

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Settlement Question 1  Explain the morphology of Indian cities in the background of excisting morphological models. (200 words) Question 2 Provide the geographical background and characteristics of the distribution of Hill Stations of India. (200 words) Next Topic: Settlement

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Article 356 has become one of the most controversial and most criticised provision of the Constitution. Comment. (200 words) Question 2 All India Services violate the principle of federalism. Comment. (200 words) Question 3 The constitution of India has deviated from the traditional federal system and incorporated a large number of unitary or non-federal features. …

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  ” The successful management leaders are found in Likerts’s ‘System-4’ approach to organizational leadership.” Examine. [CSM 2010/250 Words] Question 2 “Commitment to objectives is a function of the rewards associated with their achievement.” Comment  [150 Words] Next Topic: Participative management (R.Likert, C.Argyris, D. Mc Gregor)

HISTORY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1 Explain the social aspects of Buddhism and account for its decline in India. (200 words) Question 2 Write what you know of the rise and spread of Buddhism before the first century A.D. (200 words) Next Topic: Period of Mahajanapadas

GEOGRAPHY – Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Settlement Question 1 Differentiate between conurbations and metrolitan regions. Give a reasoned account of emerging conurbations in India. (300 words/CSM 2011) Question 2 Outline the role of Class I and Class II towns in the urban process of India and indicate their contribution towards balanced urban development.  (300 words/CSM 2011) Next Topic: Settlement

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Distinguish between Sex and Gender. Discuss the gender issues with suitable examples (300 words/IAS 2002) Question 2 Describe the socio-economic factors responsible for communal tensions in India. What suggestions will you give to control them?(300 words/IAS 2003)

SOCIOLOGY– Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  Bring out a comparative analysis of Marxian and Parsonian views of social change and examine the relevance of each view for social development in the contemporary India.(600 words/ IAS 2004/ 60 marks) Question 2 Mention the Impact of Muslims on Indian Society.(200 words/ IAS 2004)

ECONOMICS – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Demand for and Supply of Money Question The Monetarists assume the velocity of money to be relatively stable and predictable. Substantiate this assumption with the quantity theory of money and prices. How far do you agree with this assumption? (200 words) Next Topic: Demand for and Supply of Money  

GENERAL STUDIES – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “British conquered India in a fit of absent mindedness” –  critically examine the statement (200 words). Question 2 “Battle of plassey was not a great battle but a great betrayal”.  comment (200 words). Question 3 Examine the essential features of subsidiary alliance system, how far did it contribute in making British company  a sovereign political authority …

PHILOSOPHY – Daily Answer Writing Challenge

Topic: Social & Political Ideals Question 1 What is meant by justice as fairness’? Explain the basic tenets of Rawls’ theory of justice. (250 words/UPSC-2013) Question 2 How is Amartya Sen’s approach to justice different from that of Rawls? (250 words/UPSC-2013) Next Topic: Social & Political Ideals

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION – Answer Writing Challenge

Question 1  “..public service must be representative if the state is to liberate rather than to enslave” -Donald J Kingsley. Comment [200 Words] Question 2 What are the practical issues in establishing a representative bureaucracy in a third world country like India? [200 Words] Next topic: Post Weberian developments