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Namma IAS Bangalore

Hi people ,

Its great pleasure of mine to introduce you to a innovative and revolutionary concept of “Namma IAS“, Bangalore .

Here are the  problems of aspirants in Bangalore .

1. I am a well paid techie , I cannot leave the job for prepearation , But my dreams are of IAS . What should I do ?

As a software developer at one of the most prestigious MNC in Bangalore this was the first question which bugged me . I too looked around for solutions . The obvious solutions in Bangalore are

a) JSS

b) Rao

c) Himalaya

So I first joined JSS

2. How is JSS ?

JSS has had some name now ..based on which I joined .The professors are good but the problem is no exam orientation . Ask any senior in JSS this is the answer they give .And dont go by advertisements . Coz if you carefully observe the statements of them , they would have invariably been to Dlehi after JSS .

This was the same problem I experienced . “NO EXAM ORIENTATION” which is the most essential for this kind of exams .

But I would like to add good words on two teachers specially here

1. Dr Abdul Aziz(Economics Professor)

2.Prof Jeevan Kumar ( Pub Ad)– The problem is he comes only on Sunday ..so not much justice can be done to the subject .

Summary

Good for orientation but not for preperation

2. The Malleshwaram Rao’s Weekend Batches

After JSS you ll get the feeling of incompleteness and join Rao’s . Rao is a retd IAS officer . Good for sociology . Pub Ad he s good enough ..BUT

The pblm with weekend batch is they r shrinking the 225hr lecture pgm into a 48hr lecture pgm . N if you calculate the cost/hr then the cost/hr in Bangalore far exeeds what you pay in delhi . ( 28k /225hr) Rao( 10k/48hr)

I guess you r getting the pblm ..These exams need a sustained effort than effort in burbs .

3. Himalaya

Himalaya is the other extreme of JSS . Here there is a guy called Keshava and he is the mai baap of them . But he is neither an IAS nor a IAS aspirant ..He is studying for teaching so i guess u can understand the teaching there or depth of knowledge there .But he conducts tests etc .. But again Not much use

So the above is the scenario of IAS coaching centres in Banaglore . Then people leave to Delhi .For which one will have to leave the city – job etc ..

Problems of Non- Working People

The problem is the hige fees and cost of living . In delhi I  found few friends who had sold their ancestral land to pay the fees of the coaching institute and living in Delhi . After paying huge amounts also you are not sure if you are clearing the exams or not . So they are under additonal pressure of proving their worth coz everything is at stake and if things turn topsy tury they are subhected to further humiliation by their own parents/husbands etc who had financed their stay .

Solutions

To fulfill this huge gap I am propunding this “NAMMA INSTITUTE” which works on “NAMMA PHILOSOPHY” .

1. For Working techies

You can join the “Early Morning” ( 5:30-7:30) or “Late Night”( 7:30 – 9:30) batches . This will give you the continuty and consistency in your preperation and also we offer module wise courses .So if you are strong in a particular module you dont have to sit through that module ( Most science students strong in QA for UPSC so nodt advised to join)

2. The best in the industry

Keep checking this website where I will keep hosting the videos which will help you to understand the subjects better.We also have liasoning with some leading institutions in Delhi .

3.Pay By Time if not Money

For those who are non – working can choose to pay by TIME instead of MONEY . If they devote their 3hrs of time per day to the institute , based on your skill sets Institute will utilise your time for

1. Commercial purpose and /or

2. Social Purpose

So in short if you work for 3 hrs a day with our institution , you can attend the classes without paying fees .

Support

Now if you too subscribe to this “NAMMA” philosophy of inclusive growth , you can contribute by helping “NAMMA INSTITUTION ” help you in some of the folllowing ways

1. If you are buying a insurance , do it through NAMMA

2. If you  have any real estate purchase / sell do it through NAMMA

3. If you have any other idea for the workforce to be productive wirte to us @ nammaias@gmail.com

“Lets grow”

Satish TJ

http://nammaias.blogspot.com/

61 Comments»

  Kamala Padmanabhan wrote @

I am Aspirant of IAS, Residing in Chennai.. This website gives more information. May i know which is the Best Coachig Institute in Chennai…

  Divya wrote @

Hello Satish,

My name is Divya and I am an IAS aspirant. Can you let me know about the faculty in Namma? Thanks in advance.

  prem wrote @

Hi Divya,

It depends on ur optionals u have to decide abt coaching

  doorjee wrote @

did you get into ias

  Manjunath wrote @

Hello boss, Where are u put up in Bangalore so i can share ur experience and collect some notes.

  hellotj wrote @

google Namma ias … u ll get the location🙂

  sudhendu wrote @

can i get the no. and address of JSS???

  asha wrote @

Himalai isa is worst and of no use. Its run by a caseless adovocate Keshava. He doesnt know English proprely.He is just looting money .AS of my knowledge no one has cleard IAS from there.People study there and they will fail.in exam , later they will l go to good institue and they will clear . keshava will tell because of him they cleard ias. This what he is doing.

  sooraj wrote @

Himalai is waste. I lost 34000.in My batch no one has cleard prelims.there is no faculty. One fellow called Keshava is all in all. He allows ias Failed candiates to teach there.He is uses other istitute students phot and claims they studied there. One example You can see kiranS 2208 ias toppers letter in himalai website. Actually he studied in himalai and failed .Later he joinde kERAL sTATE CIVIL SERVICE ACADAMY and cleard ias. You can see the website http://www.ccek.org/html/Civilservicewinners.htm#cs200708.Like this Keshava is Cheating Evreybody.

  annop wrote @

himali is worst institute. JSS is very good In 2000 JSS student VinayaLakshmi Bidari was allin 1st rank holder in IAS. Prof BRA RAo institute also very good for political science.

  Santy wrote @

Dear Serious aspirant.

Please join anywhere other than Himalaya which is run by Mr. Keshav , who is fit for teaching the Lkg students and the standard of the institution is very very poor. an unprofessional cattle center.

If you have great dream this is not the institute
Contact me for any clarification

  Santy wrote @

Dear Friends

I want that fraud fellow Mr. Keshav to shut down his cattle type institution or do his job sincerely, therefore i will be writing in all the possible media so that no one else will get cheated like me .

I wasted my money and precious time with this shabby inst… Himalaya

BE AWARE OF THIS BIG FRAUD
Regards
Santy

  JAY wrote @

I m an engg student(2 year)…
Suggest me some of very good ias coaching institutes in BNG

  Parveez Ahmed wrote @

Hey i’m 2008-09 batch Himalai IAS Student. I saw some negative comments, it may True but i passed preliminary examination only through studying himalai Materials for Optional Papers. But for GS Everday i used to study Hindu News paper, frontline,NCERT books, Mock Interview conducted by Himalai was excellent,.i passed exam in 1st attempt.
PARVEEZ
IRS

  aruna wrote @

I’m Aruna, i came from remote village. My father was hotel cleaner. keshav sir assisted financially and pshycologically to achieve my dream.
In this Portal i saw some useless candidates comments, due to their personal problem unable to learn from himalai IAS centre. Again candidate should understand that coaching institutes and teachers are like home and Parents. Candidates are like childrens.
Institute and teachers will provide all type of assistance but students should learn. Their work is to show us the path but the walking has to be done by us. Looser will seek security but a winner will use opportunity. Don’t be a looser.
Aruna
Deputy Superintendent of Police.

  aruna wrote @

I’m Aruna, i came from remote village. My father was hotel cleaner. keshav sir assisted financially and pshycologically to achieve my dream.
In this Portal i saw some useless candidates comments, due to their personal problem unable to learn from himalai IAS centre. Again candidate should understand that coaching institutes and teachers are like home and Parents. Candidates are like childrens.
Institute and teachers will provide all type of assistance but students should learn. Their work is to show us the path but the walking has to be done by us. Looser will seek security but a winner will use opportunity. Don’t be a looser.

  Rohini wrote @

i am student of Himalai IAs centre rajajinagar, I passed Prelim’s and main’s in 2010. Now i attended Interview. I prepared Prelim’s , main’s & Interview under the guidance of keshav sir.

His guidance is good. He has 13yrs Experience, he used to provide MCQ’s for Prelim’s. Just i read questions again & again as per his guidance i read some NCERT and Current affair books.
For Main’s exam i answered questions provided by keshav sir, also i read some expected topic from India by Bipin chandra, Indian Constitution by DD Basu, Indian Economy by India year book, Curent affairs from Hindu & Frontlinee, Sociology from Haralambos, Public Administration by Laxmikanth & Subra Saxena,
For Interview i collected information abouyt my Hobby, Home state Current Affairs, Information From WikiPedia, Gov’t Websites, Hindhu and Front Line Magazines, But Mock Interview is conducted by Keshav sir who helped me a lot.

  vishalsagar wrote @

Himalai is a reputed IAS centre in Bangalore. Asha attended few classes in Himalai and she discontinued becoz of her Personal Problems. I am her classmate, and don’t know why she has commented about Himalai and Keshav sir like this. The cleared candidates NAME and Institute Name(i.e., Himalai IAS) will be provided in major Portals. Keshav sir is educated and respectable too.

  akhileshgowda wrote @

Himalai is a reputed organisation working for IAS aspirant Since 1998, we can say that it is an purely result Oriented. I am student of Jayanagar Himalai and I have good opinion about Keshav sir and Himalai too. Mr. Annop your opinion towards Himalai is wrong, but please correct yourself as soon as possible.

  Rakeshpissay wrote @

Hi i was student of Himalai … Was attending class in Himalai. I attended classes only for 06 months and Due to my personal Problems i was not able to attend further 03 months classes their. i saw some useless comments in this page, Himalai is purely result oriented org and keshav sir Guidance is very much important for every IAS Aspirant.

  ajaykumar wrote @

i am ajay i am attending class at himalas ias centre .keshav sir providing question bank for general studies indian economy .it is excellent i think beyond this upsc will not ask. i attended class of at delhi but himalai ias exam expected questions we extra ordinery friends read keshva sir’s exam expected questions easily we will pass exam.

  ajaykumar wrote @

I am ajay, i am attending class at himalai ias centre .keshav sir is providing question bank for GS- indian economy .It is excellent, i think beyond this upsc will not ask. I attended class at Delhi but at himalai, exam expected questions are extraordinary. Our friends read keshva sir’s exam expected questions,it was very good .

  Akshatha wrote @

Hi, Akshatha here, today I attended Keshav sir’s class in Koramangala branch. Sir explained basic concepts in Indian Economy. It’s really good and easy to understand.

  pinky wrote @

I am pinky singh. I am attending class at Himalai IAS centre. Keshav sir providing question bank for GS Indian economy. It is excellent I think beyond this UPSC will not ask .I attended classes at Delhi but Himalai IAS exam expected questions are extraordinary. Friends read Keshav sir’s exam expected questions easily we will pass exam.

  Anil wrote @

The teaching, motivation, mock test, mock interview. Moral support that i received at Himalai IAS study circle and keshav sir was simply the best.

  aruna wrote @

At HIMALAI IAS centre in civil service exam final result 2011 Deepa, raghu, Sathyam,Abinav,Pradeep,Sandeep,Arun,Varalakshmi,Mamta,Vivek,Pramod,Rajesh,Amulya,Pooja,Anand, Mohit,Roopa,Atul,Soumya,Akash passed exam.

  Usha wrote @

I am a new aspirant in this exam and was feeling very lost in terms of prepration and guidance by the same time my friend vijayalakshmi as cleared IAS exam under Himalai guidance so you have any suggestions will you help me out.

  aruna wrote @

Candidates Passed IAS, IPS, IFS, and IRS @ Himalai IAS Centre Since 2005.
Sanjay, Arun, Murali, Hamid, Gaurav, Jatin, Sayeed, Bedobani, Abhishek, Rathna, Om Prakash, Lalitha, Rahul, Sachin, Kiran, Shalini, Sumit, Quareshi, Prem, Bejoy, Prashanth, Sameer, Gokul, Hari, Swathi, Bharathi, Chandrashekar, Bhim Singh,Chaitra, Aarya, Yogesh, Xavier,Shilpa, Sandeep, Rashmi, Udit, Zuahir bin sager,Shabana, Vaibhav, Hitesh, Jaimahadev, Nishant, Manoj, Shivprasad,Ajith, Roopa, Ritu

  aruna wrote @

Keshav sir and his team @ himalai IAS Study centre teaching Essay writing GS, All Optionals including kannada Literature and Current Affairs for IAS Main Examination.

  Usha wrote @

Sunday Keshav sir and his team @ Himalai IAS centre commencing IAS main’s classes and writing practice. His target is candidate shall score minimum 1100 marks in main’s Exam 2011.

  preeti wrote @

hi guys,
i am preeti , associate software engineer,i am really confused wether to join himalya or not.my husband suggested me to leave job and join ias coaching, even though i have education loan of 2lac he is supportive, but i fear if i joind waste institue and could not get through than what to do next bec ? i will lose toch of software and ll be difficult to getback to software field.

so friens pls give me right suggestion.

  narayan dutt wrote @

hello friends ,i m narayan working with isro,bangalore,i m preparing for ias,but have least guidance,i m nt even thnking 4 full time coachin,but looking 4 sme serious aspirants,whom i can discuss with,wch is very much required to clear the xm,wht i feel.so anyone can contact me,9972996280

  Aishwarya wrote @

Hi,
Is there any coaching center of urs of for ias or other coaching centers near by btm or hsr pls let me know,
Thank you.

  hellotj wrote @

No … I will be joining a service shortly , most probably IDAS .. so I have stopped coaching . Thanks Satish TJ

  Edwin wrote @

@Aishwarya
Ma’m even was confused abt this question then i shortlisted some good institute in bangalore.

  sandeep wrote @

Himalai institute is not helping aspirants even for mains.I was student of this institute in 2010.As a working professional i join them but they jz did nothing.One man show was all i got.
Be careful to avoid such pitfalls.
Sandeep

  Ramakrishana wrote @

I’m looking out for a good n honest coaching institute can anyone help

  Dipti wrote @

Hi everybody,finding the right coaching institute is so tough…we are left with very few options….here we are finding a mixed response for an insti…..guidance is very essential for an exam of this nature…

  sathish wrote @

my self sathish student of Himalai there basic material are really good and there weekly materials more focused as per the new syllabus it is more handy & usefull weekly Test series are really good.

  malathi wrote @

himalai is best. i am attending classes at kormangala. they are covering gs,csat,sociology,public administration excellently. earlier i attended classes in other institutes in bangalore and hyderabad. now i felt himalai is best institute for passing prelims and learning fundamentals for mains

  sumana wrote @

Hey can anyone tell me good coaching centre in bangalore. Iam getting a mixed response. So i want to clear my doubts. And i also want to know about the fee structure. Thank You.

  richard wrote @

Hello Everyone, I believe it is my moral responsibility to inform you all regarding the treacherous means used to deceive civil services aspirants like myself by the numerous coaching institutes throughout the country. A case in particular is Global IAS Academy, Bangaore, where i took a full year coaching for UPSC civil services exam. Before I begin, let me inform you, there will be attempts to tag me as an agent of any other institute, which I am not, as u will see I won’t be using any other name for advertising. I would also advise you, not to get carried away by what I say and do a bit of research from your end to confirm the genuineness, which you can easily do after interacting with the ex-students of the institute. I have ended up losing a lot of hard earned money and more importantly a great deal of time which you should be cautious about. The only thing that I gained from the institute, was the company of a few friends who like me were serious about preparation. It gave us a platform to analyze our lacunae and help each other for preparation of the exam.
To begin with, let’s talk of the advertising campaign. On their website you can find claims of 100% result. Give me a break! Are you insane? 100% result!!! Guys, speak to any sensible person, associated with IAS coaching regarding this and you can gauge the plausibility. A blatant hoax. On the website you will find information like dedicated user ID and password for accessing online practice test series, which we never got. In fact there was just one test, what they called mock test, before the prelims. An interesting feature about that was there were about half the number of question expected in the UPSC exam to be completed in full allotted time. That is how I came to know the meaning of mock test? I hope you are enlightened as well.
The director or whatever he claims to be of the institute, Dr. Mani, says he is a MBBS degree holder, which I seriously doubt. There have been numerous instances where his teachings would defy logic. You don’t have to be a medical student to realize that. Even your knowledge of biology of the intermediate level would be in contrast to what he teaches. He also claims that he had qualified civil service exam a few years back with a rank of 400 and something. Interact with him for an hour, try to analyze his personality and you will know the truth. His grammar will be all over the place. Honestly, if people like him qualify for IAS, I would doubt the credibility of UPSC.
In the institute, you have classes not according to the exam requirement but according to the availability of the faculties which again depends on luck. Will you believe me if I say that we had just one class each for history and current affairs in the entire year? Please confirm with other ex-students if you don’t. There are a few, including himself, master faculties. They consider themselves to be all-rounder, good in all subjects. Be it any class, if they don’t find the assigned faculty, they themselves will be ready next moment as substitutes. What a shame! Isn’t there anything called quality? You are teaching UPSC civil services aspirants, not school students. However, not everything is as bad. The faculty for geography is very knowledgeable and would go to any extent to help the student understand the concepts. Same goes for the faculty of public ad, but only when he teaches Public Ad. The most unique thing about them is their store of loads of practical examples. I am not referring to Mani, who also teaches Public Ad at times.
If I take up each and every topic for discussions like infrastructure (other than the present Koramangala branch), study materials, topic wise distributions of classes, etc., there will be no end. There were no posts or blogs to guide me when I was making my decision. Also, I didn’t get a chance to interact with other students. That is how I got trapped. So, I request all you readers, to please update everyone regarding your experiences. I had to join the institute because of some commitments to stay in bangalore. I had no options then. But if you guys do, then think about it, consider all the ramifications. All the best.

  richard wrote @

Review:Global IAS Academy, Bangalore

Hello Everyone, I believe it is my moral responsibility to inform you all regarding the treacherous means used to deceive civil services aspirants like myself by the numerous coaching institutes throughout the country. A case in particular is Global IAS Academy, Bangaore, where i took a full year coaching for UPSC civil services exam. Before I begin, let me inform you, there will be attempts to tag me as an agent of any other institute, which I am not, as u will see I won’t be using any other name for advertising. I would also advise you, not to get carried away by what I say and do a bit of research from your end to confirm the genuineness, which you can easily do after interacting with the ex-students of the institute. I have ended up losing a lot of hard earned money and more importantly a great deal of time which you should be cautious about. The only thing that I gained from the institute, was the company of a few friends who like me were serious about preparation. It gave us a platform to analyze our lacunae and help each other for preparation of the exam.
To begin with, let’s talk of the advertising campaign. On their website you can find claims of 100% result. Give me a break! Are you insane? 100% result!!! Guys, speak to any sensible person, associated with IAS coaching regarding this and you can gauge the plausibility. A blatant hoax. On the website you will find information like dedicated user ID and password for accessing online practice test series, which we never got. In fact there was just one test, what they called mock test, before the prelims. An interesting feature about that was there were about half the number of question expected in the UPSC exam to be completed in full allotted time. That is how I came to know the meaning of mock test? I hope you are enlightened as well.
The director or whatever he claims to be of the institute, Dr. Mani, says he is a MBBS degree holder, which I seriously doubt. There have been numerous instances where his teachings would defy logic. You don’t have to be a medical student to realize that. Even your knowledge of biology of the intermediate level would be in contrast to what he teaches. He also claims that he had qualified civil service exam a few years back with a rank of 400 and something. Interact with him for an hour, try to analyze his personality and you will know the truth. His grammar will be all over the place. Honestly, if people like him qualify for IAS, I would doubt the credibility of UPSC.
In the institute, you have classes not according to the exam requirement but according to the availability of the faculties which again depends on luck. Will you believe me if I say that we had just one class each for history and current affairs in the entire year? Please confirm with other ex-students if you don’t. There are a few, including himself, master faculties. They consider themselves to be all-rounder, good in all subjects. Be it any class, if they don’t find the assigned faculty, they themselves will be ready next moment as substitutes. What a shame! Isn’t there anything called quality? You are teaching UPSC civil services aspirants, not school students. However, not everything is as bad. The faculty for geography is very knowledgeable and would go to any extent to help the student understand the concepts. Same goes for the faculty of public ad, but only when he teaches Public Ad. The most unique thing about them is their store of loads of practical examples. I am not referring to Mani, who also teaches Public Ad at times.
If I take up each and every topic for discussions like infrastructure (other than the present Koramangala branch), study materials, topic wise distributions of classes, etc., there will be no end. There were no posts or blogs to guide me when I was making my decision. Also, I didn’t get a chance to interact with other students. That is how I got trapped. So, I request all you readers, to please update everyone regarding your experiences. I had to join the institute because of some commitments to stay in bangalore. I had no options then. But if you guys do, then think about it, consider all the ramifications. All the best.

  pramodh wrote @

hello all,

am interested to join a coaching class for KAS in bangalore, after reading your valuable reviews regarding many advertisement prominent institutes am confused as to where to join, kindly intimate regarding Universal Coaching Centre please. regards

  Sophia Janet wrote @

hey guys..
I am looking for a couple of serious IAS aspirants in bangalore.. planning for group studies and discussion. pls mail me @ nsophiajanet2003@yahoo.co.in

  naveen wrote @

I see some peculiarity in comments on himalaya centre. On sept 4, 2010; one person had posted bad opinions on himalaya in the name of asha, sooraj and anopp (12 pm around ) etc.. how can three people from different parts write bad opinion on same institution that too with a little time gap. In response to these posts, one person(I hope on behalf of himalaya) wrote good opinions on april 16, 2011( 11:28, 11:38 and 11:52 pm) consecutively. This brings that these are not true opinion. SOMEONE has to pull out the reality. Suggestions are welcome. BTW, i’m also like u searching for good ( at least not bad) IAS institution. Suggestions are deeply welcomed. -BT

  anil kumar wrote @

pls guys dont make advertising it will spoil many candidates future… plz if you aware then only u share information,,,,,

  sharatkumar wrote @

Hi, Heard that Namma Ias is closed. Please let me know if the creator of Namma Ias still around. So that we can team up to share our knowledge.

  hellotj wrote @

Yaaar i am doing my probabtion in Faridabad NIFM as a IDAS probabtioner .. So Namma IAS is closed ..

  bharath wrote @

please dont join HIMALAYA they make u sick..they only give false ad’s testimonials and reviews.People who have cleared IAS ,have cleared it by joining some other institute, but earlier may be a part of himalaya they have left himalaya because they cant achieve anything joined some other institue and cleared.

  Sadashiv wrote @

Keshav sir & HIMLAI institute have been a great help in achieving my dream of getting in to civil services.

I thank Keshav sir for constant support and motivation provided throughout the period of my preparation.

Keshav sir personal guidance at the time of interview was very crucial for my sucess.

I wish HIMALAI institute & its students all the success.

Thanking you sir,
Shirish sadashiv Kamble

  Bill Tremail wrote @

None of these Institutes will help you pass. Please read the syllabus and do self-reading and pass exams with flying colors.

  ravikumar wrote @

hello friends i am totally confused about this coaching center after read this comment. initially i thought to join himalaiias coaching center for ias preparation now my mind is in dialemma.. please give me clear picture about himalaiias coaching center. my mail id is ravijilluravi@gmail.com

  vinay kumar wrote @

i am vinay ,studying mechanical engineering in NMIT bangalore,i have planned to join himalayaias coaching centre.By seeing the above commnets i m in confusion whether to join or not .please suggest me a good coaching centre in bangalore,to my email id ‘gajavilas2011@gmail.com’

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  Nuthan wrote @

http://www.namma.in/ link is dead… Please update

  Nuthan wrote @

http://nammaias.blogspot.in/ too dead

  Raghu wrote @

what about JTS institute?? please anyone can tell about JTS.

  srilakshmi wrote @

Am an IAS aspirant working in govt sector out of bangalore… I would like to know whether any institute is providing online coaching & its fee structure for PRELIMS IAS

  Himalai IAS Classes Since 1998 wrote @

GENERAL STUDIES
PAPER – I
PREPARATORY EXAM-02
KESHAV SIR & Dr.PEMMAIAH – IRS-IT

Duration: 3 Hours Total Marks =250
Answering All Questions Are Compulsory 10X12 ½=250

1. “Studies on farming principles and water management during Indus valley civilization have lessons for understanding present Indian agriculture management.” Discuss. (12 ½)

2. “The Indian culture and heritage is the product of human interaction with nature”. Discuss the statement with relation to Indian Festivals. (12 ½)

3. “ Buddha’s teachings to a large extent could be helpful in understanding and resolving the problems of today’s society ” Analyze critically (12 ½)

4. Evaluate the contribution of the ancient Indian Philosophy in disseminating secular knowledge among the masses in ancient India. (12 ½)

5. How far do you agree with the view that the temples and masjidh in the medieval period were catalysts in spreading education? (12 ½)

6. “The military, feudal and traditional overtones of the Revolt of 1857 10 10 were overshadowed by its nationalist or proto-nationalist character.” Discuss (12 ½)

7. “The peasant movements of the second half of the nineteenth century Jacked a positive conception of an alternative society – a conception which would unite the people in a common struggle on a wide regional and all-India plane and help develop long-term political developments.” Comment. (12 ½)

8. Swami Vivekananda opined that “We should give our ancient spirituality and culture and get in return Western science, technology, methods of raising the standard of life, business integrity and technique of collective effort.” Critically Examine this statement (12 ½)

9. “Gandhi’s body is in jail but his soul is with you, India’s prestige is in your hands, you must not use any violence under any circumstances. You will be beaten but you must not resist; you must not raise a hand to ward off blows.” Examine this statement (12 ½)

10. “Not withstanding the quest for modernity and the antagonism that guided Nehru’s attitude towards the inequalities inherent in the social structure in rural India, the Congress Party did not carry out a concerted campaign against discrimination based on caste. Nehru’s own perception was that industrial growth was bound to break the stranglehold of this feudal remnant. This, however, did not happen in India.” Examine. (12 ½)
11. “Dalit Movements for empowerment in independent India have essentially been for carving out political space through electoral politics.” Critically analyze. (12 ½)

12. “The Chipko became famous as the first major environmental movement in post-colonial India and gave rise to the understanding that environmental issues are often women’s issues because they suffer most from its deterioration.” – Explain (12 ½)

13. “Colonialism around the world not only deprives a society of its freedom and its wealth, but of its very character, leaving its people intellectually and morally disoriented.” comment (12 ½)

14. Describe those social changes which have contributed to increase of violence against women. What are the emerging forms of violence against women? (12 ½)

15. Declining traditional social support system for the aged is the primary cause for the problems of ageing population in India? Do you agree. Suggest alternative measures to support ageing population (12 ½)

16. Assess as to how surface water utilization affects the food production and food security in the country. (12 ½)

17. Explain how eco-tourism activities could be important livelihood options in the Himalayan and North-Eastern regions of the country. Is such attempt sustainable? ( 12 ½)

18. “Formation of a National Park not only helps conservation but leads to ecological restoration” Comment. (12 ½)

19. “Indo-Gangetic hearth is considered to be one of the worlds richest cultural realms.” Examine.
(12 ½)
20. “World is passing through a global resource dilemma.” Comment. (12 ½)

  Himalai IAS Classes Since 1998 wrote @

TEST PAPER-1A MODERN INIDA, BRITISH EXPANSION

1. Which one of the following European trading groups first established its factory at Surat?
a) the Portuguese b) the Dutch c) the English d) the French

2. Which one of the following articles of technology was not brought by European to India during 16th and 17th centuries?
a) Horses-drawn carriages b) Seed-drill c) Iron anchors d) Looking-glasses

3. Which one of the following cities was renamed Alinagar after its capture by Siraj-ud-Daula in 1756?
a) Murshidabad b) Falta c) Calcutta d) Kasimbazar

4. Hyder Ali consolidated his position after being appointed the faujdar of
a) Arcot b) Budikota c) Dindigul d) Devanhalli

5. Mangalore, Parambakkam and Porto Novo were places where major battles took place during the
a) First Anglo-Mysore War b) Second Anglo-Mysore War
c) Third Anglo-Mysore War d) Fourth Anglo-Mysore War

6. In the succession conflict after Ranjit Singh’s demise, power was usurped by
a) Dhian Singh b) Nao Nihal Singh c) Sher Singh d) Kharag Singh

7. Consider the following statements about Tipu Sultan:
1. He made no treaty with the British. 2. He had no quarrel with the Marathas.
3. He sought French alliance. 4. He fell fighting against the British.
Of these statements:
a) 1, 2 and 3 are correct b) 2, 3 and 4 are correct c) 3 and 4 are correct d) 1 and 4 are correct

8. Raushan Akhtar ascended the throne with the title
a) Jahandar Shah b) Shah Jahan II c) Mohammad Shah d) Alamgir II

9. What was the main cause of conflict between Mir Qasim and the East India Company?
a) Mir Qasim’s alliance with the Mughal Emperor and the Nawab of Oudh
b) Abuse of Dastaks by the English
c) Mir Quasim’s conspiracy with the French
d) Mir Jafar’s conspiracy with the East India Company

10. Siraj-ud-daula lost his Masnad because of
a) his weak army b) his religious policy
c) widespread economic distress d) intrigues and treachery at home


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