Haryana Civil Services (Judicial Branch) Main Written Examination 2019
Time: 3 Hours
Maximum Marks: 200
Question 1 Write an Essay on any one of the following topics in 1000-1100 words. (100 marks)
- Utility of Acquiring conventional weapons in the current scenario.
- Pros and cons of cashless economy
- Are beauty pageants a way to objectify women?
- Short spell of mandatory military service – Is it good for the country?
- Is media going overboard to sensationalize news?
Question 2 Make sentences using the following words: (25 marks)
Question 3 Make a Precis of the following passage in about one third of its original length and suggest a suitable title also:
So often days we hear and read of the ‘Conquest of Nature’, ‘the taming of the river’, ‘the war against insects’ and so on. Often these phrases are used without consciously attaching any value to them, but they have an underlying attitude of hostility towards Nature and its creatures, a viewpoint which seems to assume Nature as an enemy that needs to be vanquished. Alternatively, Nature is seen merely as a ‘resource to be exploited’, regardless of what this does to natural processes and to other creatures which depend on these processes. It is this attitude which sees fellow humans too as a resource to be exploited or other human communities as enemies to be conquered.
There is a growing lack of sensitivity and respect for our fellow creatures. This attitude is being drilled into a child by social forces, which can only be countersued by environmental education. Yet sadly, in most cases this is not done. What is done is talk about the food – web and the energy cycles and ecological balance and how removal of any element disrupts the whole system, and how this can affect human being too. What this approach lacks is the essential interaction with Nature and with other humans. Indeed, in many environmental activities, the opposite takes place.
A child is encouraged to pluck leaves and flowers or run after butterflies with a net and is part of a large group of children, similarly marauding a patch of nature within it. Such a child is not likely to develop any strong feeling of respect for Nature, or for individual ‘specimens’ pressed in the file or trapped in a jar. A lot of knowledge may be gained but it is granted in a value system which emphasizes exploitation and conquest, not sensitivity and respect. Learning under a tree rather than a classroom is indeed the Indian tradition and far more effective and long lasting. (Total 319 words) (25 marks)
Question 4 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below:
India must break with much of her past and not allow it to dominate the present. Our lives are encumbered with the dead wood of this past. All that is dead and has served its purpose has to go. Only that which is vital and life giving in that past should be retained. We can never forget the ideals that have moved out race, the dreams of the Indian people through the ages, the wisdom of the ancients, the buoyant energy and love of life and nature of our forefathers, their spirit of curiosity and mental adventure, the daring of their thought.
Their splendid achievements in literature, art and culture, their love of truth and beauty and freedom, the basic values that they set up, their understanding of life’s mysterious ways, their toleration of other ways than theirs, their capacity to absorb other people and their culture accomplishments, synthesize them and develop a varied and mixed culture; nor can we forget the myriad experiences which have built up our ancient race and lie embedded in our subconscious minds. We will never forget them or cease to take pride in that noble heritage of ours. If India forgets them, she will no longer remain India. (25 marks)
- Why must India break with her past?
- What can we never forget?
- How did our forefathers react to other people and their ways of life?
- What is meant by the “deadwood of the past?”
- Suggest a suitable title for this passage.
Question 5 Correct the following sentences: (25 marks)
- The doctor saw my pulse.
- We walked for the end of the street.
- I differ along with you on this question.
- He turned a blind ear to his son’s fault.
- I prevailed under him to join our union.
- I saw him felling a big tree off with an axe.
- He is devoted to gambling.
- We should not dabble with politics.
- He is my fast enemy.
- The prime minister gave a speech.