(Papers) Kerala PSC : KAS MAINS Exam Papers 2020 (Part-3)


(Papers) Kerala PSC :  KAS MAINS Exam Papers 2020 (Part-3)

  • Total Number of Questions : 26
  • Time : 2.00 Hours 
  • Max. Marks : 100 

1. Distinguish between vicious circle of poverty and virtuous cycle of growth. (3 Marks) 

2. What are India's main Food Security Challenges as per the Global Food Security Index 2018? (3 Marks) 

3. What are the important policy suggestions for reorienting the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises ?  (3 Marks) 

4. Point out the differences between Planning Commission and NITI Ayog.  (3 Marks) 

5. Explain the rationale for second generation reforms in India.  (3 Marks) 

6. To, what extend life housing scheme different from one lakh housing scheme of 1970's ? (3 Marks) 

7. Does landlessness increase after land reforms in Kerala ?  (3 Marks) 

8. What is fiscal decentralisation ?  (3 Marks) 

9. Why is Kerala model of development called unsustainable ?  (3 Marks) 

10. What are the causes of second generation development problems in Kerala ?  (3 Marks)

11. How does the international date line determine the date of a country?  (3 Marks) 

12. Why did the Pacific region call "ring of fire" ?  (3 Marks)

13. Why did the earthquake stronger at the epicentre?  (3 Marks)

14. Why did most of the hot tropical deserts locate along the western margin of the continent ? (3 Marks)

15. Why do the house and farms in the intermontane valley situate in the upper slopes? (3 Marks)

16. 'Even though Human Development Index (HDI) is a widely used measure of the comparative  status of socioeconomic development, it is not free from drawbacks.' State any three criticisms levelled against HDI.  (5 Marks)

17. Describe the process of 'Creative destruction'.  (5 Marks) 

18. According to Amartya Sen, in terms of elementary education, one can draw policy lessons from  Kerala's experience of public action. Which are they?  (5 Marks)

19. Is restructuring of Centre-State financial relation is needed in India ?  (5 Marks) 

20. Current Account Deficit (CAD) Boon/Bane ? Discuss.  (5 Marks) 

21. Discuss concerns and challenges of Indian Banking.  (5 Marks)

22. Is service sector growth lopsided in Kerala ?  (5 Marks)

23. Why did the troposphere call meteorologically significant layer ?  (5 Marks)

24. Write about the rainfall in India as seasonal, uncertain and uneven distribution.  (5 Marks)

25. How do the Himalaya influence the climate of India ?  (5 Marks) 

26. How does earth's surface maintain the latitudinal heat balance ?  (5 Marks)  

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