Is Anthropology an easy Optional? by Nikhil Singh, Rank 280

Hello everyone, its been quite some time now since the CSE’17 results were out. I think no words better than “Thank you God” expresses my joyous state of mind for successfully exiting this vicious cycle.   Of late, quite frequently I have been hearing a lot of fuss about this so called “easy”  optional. Ya,… Continue reading Is Anthropology an easy Optional? by Nikhil Singh, Rank 280

Political Science Optional Test 12 : Mains Marathon

Archives Test 12 : Political Science Mains Marathon Note: This is the last Political Science Mains Marathon Optional Test. All the Best!  Q.1. Discuss about the changing nature of India’s foreign policy. Q.2. How has USA’s war on terror affected India’s security policy in Afghanistan? How independent is India’s afghan policy from that of USA?… Continue reading Political Science Optional Test 12 : Mains Marathon

Political Science Optional Test 11 : Mains Marathon

Archives Test 11 : Political Science Mains Marathon Q.1. India needs a Pakistan policy and not mere posture that are knee jerk responses. Comment. Q.2. Why is India reluctant to play a larger role in Afghanistan? Discuss. Q.3. Evaluate relation between India-Japan in the context of rise of china. Is the alliance natural or reactionary?… Continue reading Political Science Optional Test 11 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains 2017 Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 9

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Economics Optional Test 8 for UPSC Mains 2017

Archives Here is the 8th Economics Mains Marathon Optional Test. Note: This is the last Economics Mains Marathon Optional Test. All the Best!  Economics Mains Marathon : Test-8 “It is production which creates market for goods.” J.B. Say. In the light of the above statement, outline the classical theory of full employment. Explain the meaning and significance… Continue reading Economics Optional Test 8 for UPSC Mains 2017

Political Science Optional Test 10 : Mains Marathon

Archives Test 10 : Political Science Mains Marathon Q.1. What is the direction of global climate change talk? What is India’s present stand? Discuss. Q.2. What is the role of ‘terrorism’ in shaping India’s foreign policy? How effective has been India’s efforts in global anti-terrorism regime? Q.3. How RCEP is important for India? Evaluate India’s… Continue reading Political Science Optional Test 10 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains 2017 Sociology Optional Test 7 : Mains Marathon

Archives Here is the 7th Mains Marathon Sociology Optional Test. Sociology Optional Study Plan Mains Marathon Topics: Religion and Society Religion and Society (Paper 2) Time: 3 hours 20 questions Questions include both 20 and 10 markers Questions have been jumbled up to facilitate smart time management 1 question from Thinkers 1 application-based question 1… Continue reading UPSC Mains 2017 Sociology Optional Test 7 : Mains Marathon

Political Science Optional Initiative– Test 9 : Mains Marathon

Archives Test 9 : Political Science Mains Marathon TEST NO. 09 : COMPARATIVE POLITICS 150 WORDS, 10 MARKS EACH Q.1. How do you explain the growing importance of Multi-National Corporations (MNC’s) and civil society in the contemporary international politics? Q.2. Is the rise of social movement a sign of opening up of popular space in… Continue reading Political Science Optional Initiative– Test 9 : Mains Marathon

Detailed Answers: UPSC Mains 2017 Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 8

Archives  Friends, Below are the answers for 8th Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Test. Answers: Click Here for Test-8 Detailed Solutions Download the plan Here: Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Plan Download Electrical Engineering Test-8 Questions Here  Did you like the answers? Do let us know. Important Points: Technical optionals come with their own opportunities and challenges.… Continue reading Detailed Answers: UPSC Mains 2017 Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 8

UPSC Mains 2017 Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 8

Archives  Friends, Below are the answers for 8th Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Test. Questions: Download the Electrical Engineering Test-8 Here Download the plan Here: Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Plan Did you like the questions? Do let us know. Important Points: Technical optionals come with their own opportunities and challenges. Though It may take huge time… Continue reading UPSC Mains 2017 Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 8

Economics Optional Test 7 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

Archives Here is the 7th Economics Mains Marathon Optional Test. Click Here for Mains Marathon Economics Optional Plan Economics Mains Marathon : Test-7 With the help of suitable diagrams, elaborate Cournot model. What is the significance of reaction curves in the model? Explain kinked demand curve theory with the help of diagram. Under perfect competition, in… Continue reading Economics Optional Test 7 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 10

Archives  Test 10 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER 2 SYLLABUS – CHAPTERS 7, 8 & 9 Write a short note on the impact of Forest rights act on the Scheduled Tribes. Briefly discuss the impact of Buddhism on Indian tribal societies with examples. Write a short note on Pseudo-tribalism. Explain the role of… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 10

Political Science Optional Questions – Test 8 : Mains Marathon

Archives Test 8 : Political Science Mains Marathon TEST NO 08:  COMPARATIVE POLITICS     (150 marks, 250 words) Q.1 In what perspective is the new social movement ‘new’ in nature. Discuss.   Q.2 What are the merits and demerits of proportional representation?   Q.3 What do you understand by over developed state? Explain its relevance.  … Continue reading Political Science Optional Questions – Test 8 : Mains Marathon

Law Optional Test 6 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

Archives Friends, We are releasing the 6th Law Optional Test, Mains Marathon Optional Initiative. You will have around 20 quality Questions each week. By the end of Mains 2017 you will have a good writing practice, if you follow this initiative diligently. Each week of syllabus is designed in such a way that gives you sufficient… Continue reading Law Optional Test 6 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

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UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 9

Archives  Test 9 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER 2 SYLLABUS – CHAPTERS  5 & 6 Define sanskritisation. Critically examine sanskritisation as mode of social change. Briefly outline the concepts of Great tradition and little tradition and their significance in the village studies in India. Write a short notes on concept of Universalization. Critically… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 9

Law Optional Test 5 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

Archives Friends, We are releasing the 5th Law Optional Test, Mains Marathon Optional Initiative. You will have around 20 quality Questions each week. By the end of Mains 2017 you will have a good writing practice, if you follow this initiative diligently. Each week of syllabus is designed in such a way that gives you sufficient… Continue reading Law Optional Test 5 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

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Detailed Answers: UPSC Mains 2017 Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 7

Archives  Friends, Below are the answers for 7th Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Test. Questions: Download the Electrical Engineering Test-7 Here Answers: Click Here for Test-7 Detailed Solutions Download the plan Here: Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Plan Did you like the answers? Do let us know. Important Points: Technical optionals come with their own opportunities and… Continue reading Detailed Answers: UPSC Mains 2017 Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 7

Political Science Optional Questions – Test 7 : Mains Marathon

Archives Test 7 : Political Science Mains Marathon TEST NO 07 : COMPARATIVE POLITICS               (250 WORDS, 15MARKS) Q.1. Discuss the impact of globalization on the internal functioning of the state.   Q.2. Critically examine functional and systems approach to study of International relation.   Q.3. Examine the Marxist perspective of political economy to the study… Continue reading Political Science Optional Questions – Test 7 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains 2017 Sociology Optional Test 6 : Mains Marathon

Archives Here is the 6th Mains Marathon Sociology Optional Test. Sociology Optional Study Plan Mains Marathon Topics: Politics and Society Politics and Society (Paper 2) Social Movements in Modern India Time: 3 hours 20 questions Questions include both 20 and 10 markers Questions have been jumbled up to facilitate smart time management 1 question from… Continue reading UPSC Mains 2017 Sociology Optional Test 6 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains 2017 Botany Optional – Test 7 : Mains Marathon

Archives Dear Friends, Here is the 7th Mains Marathon Botany Optional Test. We have decided to move section wise with the basic understanding of each topic of every paper. In the mid-September we will do the complete paper every week so that you can get the feel to complete the paper before real exam (October… Continue reading UPSC Mains 2017 Botany Optional – Test 7 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains 2017 Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 7 : Mains Marathon

Archives Dear Friends, Here is the 7th Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Test. Below are the Questions: Download the Electrical Engineering Test-7 Here Answers will be provided soon. Download the plan Here: Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Plan Did you like the questions? Do let us know. Important Points: Technical optionals come with their own opportunities and… Continue reading UPSC Mains 2017 Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 7 : Mains Marathon

History Optional Questions – Test 6 : Mains Marathon

Archives Test 6 : History Optional Mains Marathon Q1. Indian state virtually signed away its independence by signing Subsidiary alliance. Comment. In what way, the system helped British to expand territoriality? Q2. Trace the development of British Land Revenue policy. Q3. “East India company became ruler against its own will but when began, it provided… Continue reading History Optional Questions – Test 6 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 8

Archives Test 8 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER 2 SYLLABUS – CHAPTERS 3 & 4 1. Write a short note on the concept of rina. 2. What do you mean by Jajmani System? Explain various changes it had undergone today. 3. What are Purusharthas? Do they hold any relevance in the modernized society?… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 8

Political Science Optional Questions – Test 6 : Mains Marathon

Archives Test 6 : Political Science Mains Marathon TEST 6 : POLITICAL THEORY Q.1. Discuss the key features of pre-Marxist socialist theory. Q.2.  Hegemony does mean something more specific than power and domination. Elaborate. Q.3. “All silencing of discussion is an assumption of infallibility”- J.S. Mill. Q.4. Examine the conception of state in the ideologies… Continue reading Political Science Optional Questions – Test 6 : Mains Marathon

Political Science Optional Questions – Test 5 : Mains Marathon

Archives Test 5 : Political Science Mains Marathon TEST 5 : POLITICAL THEORY Q.1. Examine the challenges to the sovereignty of state in present times. Q.2. Plato is an enemy of open society – popper. Comment. Q.3. Political ideology of globalization is Neo-liberalism. Comment. Q.4. “Men make their own history, but they do not make… Continue reading Political Science Optional Questions – Test 5 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains 2017 Sociology Optional Test 5 : Mains Marathon

Archives Here is the 5th Mains Marathon Sociology Optional Test. Sociology Optional Study Plan Mains Marathon Topics: Revision of topics covered so far Impact of colonial rule on Indian society Time: 3 hours 20 questions Questions include both 20 and 10 markers Questions have been jumbled up to facilitate smart time management 1 question from… Continue reading UPSC Mains 2017 Sociology Optional Test 5 : Mains Marathon

Public Administration Optional Test 6 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

Archives Public Administration Optional Test 6 1. Due to Privatization movement, what important changes happened in public administration? 2. The essence of New Public Administration is some sort of movement in the direction of normative theory, philosophy, social concern and activism. Discuss. (Waldo) 3. What is the nature of psychological contract pursued by organizational management… Continue reading Public Administration Optional Test 6 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

Detailed Answers: UPSC Mains 2017 Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 6

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Economics Optional Test 6 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

Archives Here is the 6th Economics Mains Marathon Optional Test. Click Here for Mains Marathon Economics Optional Plan Economics Mains Marathon : Test-6 What do you understand by ‘sterilization’ effects of foreign exchange market intervention? How does ‘sterilization’ work in the case of imperfect capital mobility? Define a balance of payment function and explain the factors… Continue reading Economics Optional Test 6 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains 2017 Botany Optional – Test 6 : Mains Marathon

Archives Dear Friends, Here is the 6th Mains Marathon Botany Optional Test. We have decided to move section wise with the basic understanding of each topic of every paper. In the mid-September we will do the complete paper every week so that you can get the feel to complete the paper before real exam (October… Continue reading UPSC Mains 2017 Botany Optional – Test 6 : Mains Marathon

Detailed Answers: Mains Marathon History Optional Test 5 – UPSC Mains 2017 History Optional Initiative

Archives Friends, We are releasing the Answers of 5th Mains Marathon History Optional Test/Question Bank for History Optional. History Optional Questions – Test 5 Download History Optional Study Plan Here Following are the suggested answers of Test-5 Questions: Q1. Akbar build Mughal Empire by enlisting support of Rajput, Aurangzeb destroyed it by eliminating them. Do you… Continue reading Detailed Answers: Mains Marathon History Optional Test 5 – UPSC Mains 2017 History Optional Initiative

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 7

Archives Test 7 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER 2 SYLLABUS – CHAPTERS 1 & 2 1. Write a short note on the importance of Ramapithecus fossil discovery to study of Indian archelogy. 2. Discuss the various characteristics of evolution of Neolithic cultures in India with 3 different sites as examples. 3. Write a… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 7

UPSC Mains 2017 Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 6 : Mains Marathon

Archives Dear Friends, Here is the 6th Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Test. Below are the Questions: Download the Electrical Engineering Test-6 Here Answers will be provided soon. Download the plan Here: Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Plan Did you like the questions? Do let us know. Important Points: Technical optionals come with their own opportunities and… Continue reading UPSC Mains 2017 Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 6 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 6

Archives Test 6 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER 1 SYLLABUS – CHAPTERS 11 & 12 1. Write a short note on biological theories on demography. 2. Write a short notes on Kinanthropometry. 3. What is forensic anthropology? Explain various aspects of personal identification using this technique. 4. Explain the importance of Genetic Screening… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 6

Detailed Answers: UPSC Mains 2017 Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 5

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Economics Optional Test 5 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

Archives Here is the 5th Economics Mains Marathon Optional Test. Click Here for Mains Marathon Economics Optional Plan Economics Mains Marathon : Test-5 Explain how according to the Solow model, technological progress is the source of sustained increase in output per worker. “Balanced and unbalanced growth strategies are not substitutes but complementary to each other.” Explain… Continue reading Economics Optional Test 5 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

History Optional Questions – Test 5 : Mains Marathon

Archives Test 5 : History Optional Mains Marathon Q1.Akbar build Mughal Empire by enlisting support of Rajput, Aurangzeb destroyed it by eliminating them. Do you agree? Q2. Enumerate the factors that shaped Aurangzeb’s religious policy. Q3. Stress the evolution of Mughal Deccan policy from Akbar to Aurangzeb. Q4.Analyse the causes of agrarian crisis faced by… Continue reading History Optional Questions – Test 5 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains 2017 Botany Optional – Test 5 : Mains Marathon

Archives Dear Friends, Here is the 5th Mains Marathon Botany Optional Test. We have decided to move section wise with the basic understanding of each topic of every paper. In the mid-September we will do the complete paper every week so that you can get the feel to complete the paper before real exam (October… Continue reading UPSC Mains 2017 Botany Optional – Test 5 : Mains Marathon

Public Administration Optional Test 5 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

Archives Public Administration Optional Test 5 1.Legislative action is not subject to the rules of natural justice.Explain the exceptions to the rule of natural justice. 2.From Woodrow Wilson to Herbert Simon most writers on public administration have taken the achievement of efficiency as the central objective. Justify the statement with reference to the work of… Continue reading Public Administration Optional Test 5 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

Law Optional Test 4 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

Archives Friends, We are releasing the 4th Law Optional Test, Mains Marathon Optional Initiative. You will have around 20 quality Questions each week. By the end of Mains 2017 you will have a good writing practice, if you follow this initiative diligently. Each week of syllabus is designed in such a way that gives you sufficient… Continue reading Law Optional Test 4 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

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UPSC Mains 2017 Sociology Optional Test 4 : Mains Marathon

Archives Here is the 4th Mains Marathon Sociology Optional Test. Sociology Optional Study Plan Mains Marathon Topics: Rural and Agrarian Social structure Tribal Communities Social Classes in India Time: 3 hours 20 questions Questions include both 20 and 10 markers Questions have been jumbled up to facilitate smart time management 1 question from Thinkers 1… Continue reading UPSC Mains 2017 Sociology Optional Test 4 : Mains Marathon

Political Science Optional Questions – Test 4 : Mains Marathon

Archives Test 4 : Political Science Mains Marathon TEST 4: POLITICAL THEORY – 1 Q.1   To what extent it is correct to call Kautilya as the Indian Machiavelli? Discuss. Q.2   In what way Hobbes and Locke legitimizes the authority of state over individual? Q.3 “Nationalism is a step in the enlargement of human consciousness.” Explain… Continue reading Political Science Optional Questions – Test 4 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains 2017 Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 5 : Mains Marathon

Archives Dear Friends, Here is the 5th Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Optional Test. Below are the Questions: Download the Electrical Engineering Test-5 Here Answers will be provided soon. Download the plan Here: Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Plan Did you like the questions? Do let us know. Important Points: Technical optionals come with their own opportunities and… Continue reading UPSC Mains 2017 Electrical Engineering Optional Questions – Test 5 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 5

Archives Test 5 : Anthropology Optional Mains Marathon ANTHROPOLOGY PAPER 1 SYLLABUS – CHAPTERS 9 & 10 1. Define race. Explain the biological basis of racial classification. 2. What do you mean by genetic frequency? Explain the principle of Hardy Weinberg law. 3. What do you understand by Mendelian laws of Genetics? Comment on the… Continue reading UPSC Mains Anthropology Optional Questions – Test 5

Economics Optional Test 4 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

Archives Here is the 4th Economics Mains Marathon Optional Test. Click Here for Mains Marathon Economics Optional Plan Economics Mains Marathon : Test-4 Test 4 If both the countries in David Ricardo’s model of international trade have comparative advantage in their exports, then demonstrate the mutual gain for these countries, taking trade as an indirect method… Continue reading Economics Optional Test 4 for UPSC Mains 2017 : Mains Marathon

UPSC Mains 2017 Botany Optional – Test 4 : Mains Marathon

Archives Dear Friends, Here is the 4th Mains Marathon Botany Optional Test. We have decided to move section wise with the basic understanding of each topic of every paper. In the mid-September we will do the complete paper every week so that you can get the feel to complete the paper before real exam (October… Continue reading UPSC Mains 2017 Botany Optional – Test 4 : Mains Marathon

Detailed Answers: Mains Marathon History Optional Test 4 – UPSC Mains 2017 History Optional Initiative

Archives Friends, We are releasing the Answers of 4th Mains Marathon History Optional Test/Question Bank for History Optional. History Optional Questions – Test 4 Download History Optional Study Plan Here Following are the suggested answers of Test-4 Questions: Q1. Under Mohd bin Tughlaq, we witness the new orientation of state policy and administration. Discuss. Ans. The… Continue reading Detailed Answers: Mains Marathon History Optional Test 4 – UPSC Mains 2017 History Optional Initiative

Answers: UPSC Mains 2017 Electrical Engineering Optional – Test 4 : Mains Marathon

Archives Below are the Answers to UPSC Mains 2017 Electrical Engineering Optional – Test 4: Download Electrical Engineering Optional – Test 4 Answers Here Download the Electrical Engineering Test-4 Here Download the plan Here: Mains Marathon Electrical Engineering Plan All Mains Marathon Optional Questions are updated in this page. Important Points: Technical optionals come with… Continue reading Answers: UPSC Mains 2017 Electrical Engineering Optional – Test 4 : Mains Marathon