ARTs: This section shall carry the questions from History & Political Science (10Marks), Geography & Economics (10Marks), English (20Marks) & Odia (20Marks) each 

HISTORY (6 Marks)

  • Great Rulers of Ancient India
    • Ashoka –Conquests, Administration and Missionary activities
    • Kharavela –Achievements as mentioned in Hatigumpha Inscription
    • Samudragupta –Conquests
    • Harshavardhana –Conquests, Administration and Religious activities
  • Development of Art and Architecture during Mourya Age, Gupta Age and Kushana Age
  • Development of Literature and Science in Ancient India
  • Administration during Delhi Sultanate with Special reference to Balban, Alauddin Khilji and Feroze Shah Tughlaq
  • Mughal Architecture and Painting during the reign of Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjahan
  • Rise of British power in India from 1757 to 1856
    • Robert Clive and Foundation of British Power
    • Administrative and Judicial Reforms of Warren Hastings
    • Revenue Reforms of Lord Cornwallish
    • Subsidiary Alliance
    • Reforms of Lord William Bentinch
    • Doctrine of Lapse
  • Growth ofIndia Nationalism, 1857-1905
    • Revolt of 1857
    • Development of press and Literature
    • Education
    • Formation of Political Associations
  • Indian National Movement, 1905-1947
    • Swadeshi Movement
    • Non-cooperation Movement
    • Civil Disobedience Movement
    • Quit India Movement
    • Indian National Army
    • Partition and Independence
  • First World War and Russian Revolution
    • Causes and consequences of First World War
    • Causes Progress and Effects of Russian Revolution
  • Second World War-Causes and Consequences

POLITICAL SCIENCE (4 Marks)

  • Salient features of Indian Constitution
  • Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy, Fundamental Duties
  • Union Government –President, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, Parliament and Supreme Court
  • State Government –Governor, Chief Minister, Council of Ministers, Legislative Assembly and High Court
  • Local Governance –Urban and Rural
  • Electoral Process and Election Commission
  • India’s Foreign Policy and its relation with neighbours
  • United Nations –General Assembly, Security Council Human Rights
  • Socialism, Liberalism, Democracy, Authoritarianism, Welfare State and Globalization
  • Kautilya, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, B.R.Ambedkar

GEOGRAPHY (6 Marks)

1. Physical Geography of India – 2 Marks

  • Physiography
  • Drainage
  • Climate

2. Resources with Special Reference to India – 1 Mark

  • Types and Classification, Land Resources; Biotic Resources
  • Mineral, Energy,Water Resources
  • Agriculture and Industrial Resources

3. Physical Geography – 2 Marks

  • First, Second and third order land forms; Development of land for4ms –work of rivers, wind and glaciers. Interior of the earth, rocks and their types
  • Structure and composition of the atmosphere, Insolation and temperature; Pressure and Winds; Humidity and Rainfall
  • General relief of ocean floor: Salinity ad temperature of the ocean water. Oceanic circulation –waves, tides currents

4. Globe and Maps – 1 Mark

  • Basic features; types of maps; map scale; contours of relief features
  • Concept of latitude and longitude; International dateline Time Zones; Local and Standard Time

ECONOMICS (4 Marks)

1. Indian Economy – 1 mark

Features and broad demographic characteristics; Need and Policies for facing the challenges of over population

2. Current Challenges of Indian Economy – 1 mark

  • Poverty –Measures of poverty; Causes, consequences, policy and programmes adopted for poverty eradication; RemediesUnemployment –Types and measures of unemployment; Causes, consequences and programmes adopted for reducing unemployment
  • Inflation –Meaning and types; Demand pull and cost push inflation; Causes and consequences and measures taken to control inflation

3. Economic Development – 1 mark

Meaning and Indicators –National income, PQLI, HDI; concept of and need for sustainable development

4. Money and Banking – 1 Mark

Meaning, types and functions of money; Banking: Commercial Banks –Meaning, functions; Credit creation by commercial banks; Central Banking –Meaning and functions; Monetary Policy

ENGLISH ( 20 Marks )

1.Comprehension:

a) An unseen passage in about 150words. Questions testing factual, understanding, inferential and interpretive aspects including vocabulary and usage. – 5 marks

b) A poem (neither very old nor very absurd but a simple one) Questions testing factual, understanding, referential, appreciative aspects including vocabulary in context) – 5 marks

2.Grammar and usageTesting of grammar and usage in the following areas:8 marks

  • Propositions
  • Direct and indirect speech
  • Passives
  • Tense
  • Identification of error in a sentence
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Clause patterns
  • Punctuations
  • Types of sentences
  • Spelling
  • Agreement of verbs with subjects

3.Speaking (Commonly mis-pronounced words) – 2 marks

ODIA (20 Marks)

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