HPAS Main Exam 2017 General Studies Paper – 3

By | December 9, 2017


Time allowed: 3 hours

Maximum Marks: 200

Answers to Question No. 1 to 15 should not exceed to 60 words.

  1. Briefly explain the salient features of Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.
  2. Explain the role of MGNREGS as an instrument for poverty eradication.
  3. Outline the role of WTO as a facilitator for international trade.
  4. What is demographic dividend? Explain it in Indian context.
  5. Explain the role of NITI Aayog in recent policy formulation in India.
  6. What are the main features of the Paris Agreement on climate change?
  7. Explain the concept of Biosphere reserve.
  8. Write about the targets of Indian government for the generation of renewable energy from different sources.
  9. What is the objective of the launch of South Asian Satellite by India?
  10. List the various parameters used in preparing Soil Health Card.
  11. In what way does tourism contribute to economic development in Himachal Pradesh?
  12. How are farmers classified into various categories like marginal, small, medium and large etc. in Himachal Pradesh
  13. What is H.P. Forest Eco-System Climate Proofing Project?
  14. What major considerations have led the H.P. government to forgo the harnessing of nearly 3436 MW harnessable hydro power in the state?
  15. What are the objectives of Elementary Education policies of the H.P. Govt.?

Answer to Question No. 16 to 25 should not exceed to 120 words in each case.

  1. What is ‘Make in India’ initiative? Does this initiative have the potential to transform India’s Manufacturing Sector? Explain critically.
  2. What do you understand by inclusive growth? What are the major policy initiatives undertaken by Government of India for achieving inclusive growth?
  3. Explain the main characteristics of Indian Economy as an emerging economy.
  4. Give an account of the strategies for the efficient use of irrigation water for sustainable agriculture practices.
  5. Discuss the salient features of Biological Diversity Act. 2002.
  6. What is the current status of nuclear energy programmes in India? Discuss the significance of Indo-US nuclear deal.
  7. Explain the science of climate change. What are the factors responsible for climate change?
  8. Comment on the preposition that the economy of H.P. has constantly shown a shift from agricultural sector to industry and services sectors in terms of contribution to the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  9. What factors are responsible for the decline of bio-diversity in H.P.?
  10. Write a short note on H.P. state’s non-tax revenue sources. What percentage of total revenue receipts did it contribute during 2016-17 fiscal?

Answer to Question No. 26 to 28 should not exceed to 400 words in each case.

  1. What are the main objectives of demonetization scheme of 2016? How far these objectives were achieved? Analyze critically its impacts on Indian Economy.
  2. Highlight the main achievements of India’s space programme since inception.
  3. Describe the major milestones in land reforms in H.P. since 1951-52.

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