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UPSC IAS Pre LAST 3 Year Papers CSAT Paper 2

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    Directions for the following 4 (four)items : Read the following passage andanswer the items that follow. Youranswers to these items should be basedon the passage only.

    Passage:A country under foreign dominationseeks escape from the present indreams of a vanished age, and findsconsolation in visions of pastgreatness. That is a foolish anddangerous pastime in which many ofus indulge. An equally questionablepractice for us in India is to imaginethat we are still spiritually greatthough we have come down in theworld in other respects. Spiritual orany other greatness cannot befounded on lack of freedom andopportunity, or on starvation andmisery. Many western writers haveencouraged that notion that Indiansare other-worldly. I suppose the poorand unfortunate in every countrybecome to some extent other-worldly,unless they become revolutionaries,for this world is evidently not meantfor them. So also subject peoples.

    As a man grows to maturity he is notentirely engrossed in, or satisfiedwith, the external objective world.He seeks also some inner meaning,some psychological and physicalsatisfactions. So also with peoplesand civilizations as they mature andgrow adult. Every civilization andevery people exhibit these parallelstreams of an external life and aninternal life. Where they meet orkeep close to each other, there is anequilibrium and stability. When theydiverge conflict arises and the crisesthat torture the mind and spirit.

    1. The passage mentions that thisworld is evidently not meant forthem. It refers to people who

    2. seek freedom from foreigndomination.

    3. live in starvation and misery.4. become revolutionaries.1. Which of the statements given above

    is/are correct ?(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 only(c) 2 and 3 (d) 3 only

    2. Consider the following assumptions:1. A country under foreign

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    domination cannot indulge inspiritual pursuit.

    2. Poverty is an impediment in thespiritual pursuit.

    3. Subject peoples may becomeother-worldly.With reference to the passage,which of the above assumptionsis/are valid ?

    (a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 only(c) 2 and 3 (d) 3 only

    3. The passage thematically centres on(a) the state of mind of oppressed

    people(b) starvation and misery(c) the growth of civilization(d) body, mind and spirit of people in

    general4. According to the passage, the torture

    of the mind and spirit is caused(a) by the impact of foreign

    domination.(b) by the desire to escape from

    foreign domination and findconsolation in visions of pastgreatness.

    (c) due to lack of equilibrium betweenan external life and an internallife.

    (d) due to ones inability to be eitherrevolutionary or other

    Read the passage given below, studythe graph that follows and answerthe three items given below thefigure. During a party, a person wasexposed to contaminated water. Afew days later, he developed feverand loose motions. He suffered forsome days before going to a doctorfor treatment. On starting the

    treatment, he soon became better andrecovered completely a few dayslater. The following graph showsdifferent phases of the personsdisease condition as regions A, B, C,D and E of the curve.

    5. Which region/regions of the curvecorrespond/corresponds to

    (a) A only(b) B only(c) B and C(d) No part of the curve indicates the

    incubation phase6. Which region of the curve indicates

    that the person began showing thesymptoms of infection ?

    (a) A (b) B(c) C (d) D

    7. Which region of the curve indicatesthat the treatment yielded effectiverelief ?

    (a) C (b) D(c) E(d) The curve does not indicate the

    treatment8. There are four routes to travel from

    city A to city B and six routes fromcity B to city C. How many routesare possible to travel from the city Ato city C ?

    (a) 24 (b) 12(c) 10 (d) 8

    9. A contract on construction jobspecifies a penalty for delay in

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    completion of the work beyond acertain date is as follows : Rs. 200for the first day, Rs. 250 for thesecond day, Rs. 300 for the third dayetc., the penalty for each succeedingday being Rs. 50 more than that ofthe preceding day. How muchpenalty should the contractor pay ifhe delays the work by 10 days ?

    (a) Rs. 4950(b) Rs. 4250(c) Rs. 3600(d) Rs. 650

    10. Consider the following figure andanswer the item that Follows:

    In the figure shown above, OP1 andOP2 are two plane mirrors keptperpendicular to each other, S is thedirection of a beam of light fallingon the mirror OP1 The direction ofthe reflected beam of light from themirror OP2 will be:

    (a) Perpendicular to the direction S.(b) At 45 to the direction S.(c) Opposite and parallel to the

    direction S.(d) At 60 to the direction S.

    11. Consider the figure given below andanswer the item that follows :

    What is the minimum number ofdifferent colours required to paintthe figure given above such that notwo adjacent regions have the samecolour ?

    (a) 3 (b) 4(c) 5 (d) 6

    12. Consider the following figure andanswer the item that follows:

    A square is divided into fourrectangles as shown above. Thelengths of the sides of rectangles arenatural numbers. The areas of tworectangles are indicated in thefigure. What is the length of eachside of the square ?

    (a) 10 (b) 11(c) 15(d) Cannot be determined as the

    given data are insufficient

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    Directions for the following 8 (eight)items : Read each of the following twopassages and answer the items thaifollow. Your answers to these itemsshould be based on the passages only.

    Passage:1For achieving inclusive growth thereis a critical need to rethink the roleof the State. The early debate amongeconomists about the size of theGovernment can be misleading. Theneed of the hour is to have anenabling Government. India is toolarge and complex a nation for theState to be able to deliver all that isneeded. Asking the Government toproduce all the essential goods,create all the necessary jobs, andkeep a curb on the prices of all goodsis to lead to a large cumbersomebureaucracy and widespreadcorruption.The aim must be to staywith the objective of inclusive growththat was laid down by the foundingfathers of the nation and also to takea more modern view of what theState can realistically deliver. Thisis what leads to the idea of anenabling State, that is, aGovernment that does not try todirectly deliver to the citizenseverything that they need. Instead,it (1) creates an enabling ethos forthe market so that individualenterprise can flourish and citizenscan, for the most part, provide for theneeds of one another, and (2) stepsin to help those who do not manageto do well for themselves, for therewill always be individuals, no matter

    what the system, who need supportand help. Hence we need aGovernment that, when it comes tothe market, sets effective, incentive-compatible rules and remains on thesidelines with minimal interference,and, at the same time, plays animportant role in directly helping thepoor by ensuring that they get basiceducation and health services andreceive adequate nutrition and food.

    13. According to the passage :1. The objective of inclusive growth was

    laid down by the founding fathers ofthe nation.

    2. Need of the hour is to have anenabling Government.

    3. The Government should engage inmaximum interference in marketprocesses.

    4. There is a need to change the size ofthe Government.Which of the statements given aboveare correct ?

    (a) 1 and 2 only(b) 2 and 3 only(c) 1 and 4 only(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

    14. According to the passage, thestrategy of inclusive growth can beeffected by focusing on

    (a) Meeting all the needs of everycitizen in the country.

    (b) Increasing the regulations overthe manufacturing sector.

    (c) Controlling the distribution ofmanufactured goods.

    (d) Delivery of the basic services tothe deprived sections of thesociety.

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    15. What constitutes an enablingGovernment?1. A large bureaucracy.2. Implementation of welfare

    programmes throughrepresentatives.

    3. Creating an ethos that helpsindividual enterprise.

    4. Providing resources to those whoare underprivileged

    5. Offering direct help to the poorregarding basic services.

    Select the correct answer from thecodes given below:

    (a) 1, 2, and 3 only(b) 4 and 5 only(c) 3 , 4 and 5 only(d) 1 , 2, 3, 4 and 5

    16. Why is the State unable to deliverall that needed?1. It does not have sufficient

    bureaucracy2. It does not promote inclusive

    growthSelect the correct answer from thecodes given below:

    (a) 1 only (b) 2 only(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

    17. What is the essent