(Download) CAPF (AC) Exam, 2016 Paper "General Studies,
Essay and Comprehension"
Exam Name: CAPF (AC)
Subject: General studies, Essay and Comprehension
1. Write essays on any four of the following in about 300 words each :
(a) The onus of maintaining healthy relations with 'Nepal is on India
(b) Farmers' suicides in India : A sign of impending disaster
(c) India needs to redefine the relations between the Centre and the States
(d) Is development possible at the cost of environment ?
(e) Revamping our banking system is the need of the hour
(f) Urbanisation of India is nothing but blind Westernisation
2. Write arguments for and against each of the following statements :
(a) India needs to focus on imparting quality education instead of merely
increasing its Gross Enrolment Ratio.
(b) The trend of nuclear families will make old age homes in India increase in
3. Write reports on the following in about 200 words each :
(a) Receding glaciers
(b) Ban on alcohol in Bihar
4. Attempt a précis of the given passage in one-third of its length. Do
not suggest a title. Write, as far as possible, in your own words. Write the
précis on the separate sheets provided and fasten them to the answer book.
There is no better illustration of human folly than the narrative of Sheikh
Chilli. Who in India is not aware of the story of this incorrigible fool who
chose to ignore the sane advice of a passer-by of not
cutting the same branch on which he himself was sitting. Obviously fools fail to
learn from others' experiences and pay a heavy price in the process.
They have use neither for their own intelligence nor for that of others. They
live in their own world, while apparently they may be in the middle of a group
Fools by nature are enemies of thinking, both Tell reflective and
prospective. They never doubt their intelligence, are cocksure of their sense of
judgement. They think they are benefactors of society and are anguished that the
world fails to recognise their talent. All fools possess a degree of impatience
in their desire to make the world realise their worth, wishing to improve its
lot by setting a personal example before it. They are sure that the folks around
them lack an innate sense of discretion and require to learn from them.
Fools have been immortalized by literature across the world. Like Sheikh
Chilli's account in India, the legend of Don Quixote, the fictional Spanish
knight, is equally famous in the West. He is known for thriving in a
make-believe world where he is the lone saviour of humanity. The good thing is
that these self-proclaimed samaritans often inhabit the world of imagination,
limiting their capacity to cause damage to the real world and producing in the
process hilarious effects through their irrationality. But there are instances
when such fools have come to occupy the centre stage of history. Their actions
then had disastrous effects on our welfare, as well as on our existence. We all
know how people like Hitler brought the world to the brink of destruction
through their disastrous leadership. The condition of the world continues to be
precarious and its future insecure due to foolish scientists who have handed
over the destructive secrets of nuclear power to vicious politicians. There goes
a saying that it is no use crying over spilt milk. Now what we need to become
vigilant about is the danger posed by fools to our survival. Academic curricula
across the world need to educate learners about the negative potential of fools
to challenge the safety and security of planet earth.
5. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow :
It is an obvious trait of black incomes that they cannot be declared to the
fiscal authority for fear of саt large penalties. As under-declarations
multiply, the tax base shrinks and price controls begin to blunt the edge of
fiscal policy. One instrument of control gets into the way of the other and
makes it ineffective. Tax evasion is large not necessarily because the rate of
tax is high, as businessmen often proclaim, but because the income on which tax
is to be paid, and the activity from which income is received, cannot be
declared. It follows that even if taxes were halved, so long as the income is
black, taxes will be evaded. However, to the extent taxation fails to catch
undeclared incomes come emanating from controls, it becomes a bad instrument for
balancing aggregate demand and supply and for controlling inflation. In an
enthusiastic attempt to make taxation do the balancing trick, tax rates on
honest tax-payers become penal. This leads to a second round of tax evasion,
this time because tax rates are intolerably high. More and more tax-payers at
the margin avoid tax payment, become dishonest and in the course of time get
used to dishonesty. While black money does so much damage to public policy, it
also dries up the sources of real growth in the private sector of the economy.
The capital market, the main vehicle of growth, consequently dries up, and
capital formation both in the public and private sectors suffers a serious
(i) How is the circulation of black money detrimental for private
(ii) Why isn't reduction of taxes useful for sprucing up taxes ?
(iii) How do honest tax-payers suffer on account of tax evaders ?
(iv) Howdoes black income impact a nation's economy?
(v) Large scale evasion of taxes takes place due to exorbitant taxes.' Argue for
or against the statement on the basis of your reading of the passage.
6. (A) Rewrite the sentences as directed :
(i) No _ -, no gains. (Fill in the blank to complete the proverb)
(ii) None of these books - in circulation today. (Fill in the blank with
appropriate form of 'be')
(iii) Such rumours are commonly heard these days.
(Change to active form)
(iv) He says, "I'm not coming to the function."
(Convert into indirect statement)
(v) None other but Raj has done this mischief.
(Correct the sentence)
(vi) Neither she nor her husband was present for the ceremony.
(Change into interrogative sentence)
(vii) They come to the park regularly.
(Change to past tense to project it as a routine past activity)
(viii) They know you, – (Supply the question tag)
(ix) We fashioned these artefacts out of waste material.
(Change into passive form)
(x) 'Arch-enemy' means one's old enemy/worst enemy.
(Strike out the wrong option)
(B) Give the plural form of the following words and make sentences using
the plural form :
(C) Correct the following sentences, without making any unnecessary
(i) Several defence aircrafts have crashed recently.
(ii) She had come here but did not meet me for reasons best known to her.
(iii) He is one of the most promising pupil of my class.
(iv) Cadets must get all items of clothes ironed before packing them for the
(v) Uneasy lies the head who wears the crown.