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General Studies Paper - I (Previous year questions)

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Que.1: What do you understand by ‘moral integrity’ and ‘professional efficiency’ in the context of corporate governance in India? Illustrate with suitable examples. भारत में कॉर्पोरेट शासन के संदर्भ में ‘नैतिक ईमानदारी’ और ‘पेशेवर दक्षता’ से आप क्या समझते हैं ? उपयुक्त उदाहरण देकर स्पष्ट कीजिए । (10m)

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Que.2: Differentiate ‘moral intuition’ from ‘moral reasoning’ with suitable examples. ‘नैतिक अंतज्ञान’ से ‘नैतिक तर्कशक्ति’ का अन्तर स्पष्ट करते हुए उचित उदाहरण दीजिए । (10m)

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Que.3: Is conscience a more reliable guide when compared to laws, rules and regulations in the context of ethical decision-making? Discuss. नैतिक निर्णय लेने के सन्दर्भ में जब कानून, नियमों और अधिनियमों की तुलना की जाती है तो क्या अंतरात्मा की आवाज़ अधिक विश्वसनीय मार्गदर्शक है ? चर्चा कीजिए। (10m)

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Que.4: “What really matters for success, character, happiness and lifelong achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your EQ – not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.” Do you agree with this view? Give reasons in support of your answer. “सफलता, चरित्र, खुशी और जीवन-भर की उपलब्धियों के लिए वास्तव में जो मायने रखता है वह निश्चित रूप से भावनात्मक कौशलों का एक समूह है – आपका ई. क्यू. – न कि विशुद्ध रूप से संज्ञानात्मक क्षमताएँ जो पारंपरिक आई. क्यू. परीक्षणों से मापी जाती हैं।” क्या आप इस मत से सहमत हैं ? अपने उत्तर के समर्थन में तर्क दीजिए। (10m)

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Que.5: What does the quotation convey to you in the present context? “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” — Mahatma Gandhi (10m)

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Que.6: What does the quotation convey to you in the present context? “To awaken the people, it is the women who must be awakened. Once she is on the move, the family moves, the village moves, the nation moves.”– Jawaharlal Nehru (10m)

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Que.7: What does the quotation convey to you in the present context? “Do not hate anybody, because that hatred that comes out from you must, in the long run, come back to you. If you love, that love will come back to you, completing the circle.”—Swami Vivekananda (10m)

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Que.8: What were the major teachings of Guru Nanak? Explain their relevance in the contemporary world. (10m)

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Que.9: In the context of work environment, differentiate between ‘coercion’ and ‘undue influence’ with suitable examples. (10m)

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