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29th November 2014, 03:16 PM
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Re: MA entrance exam question paper

Hi, as you want the question paper of MA entrance exam of IIT Guwahati so here I am providing you.

IIT Guwahati MA entrance exam question paper

Section – 1
Answer the following Questions
1. Arvind, Megha, Shakeel and Tinu were to choose a game. The games in the list were
Badminton, Cricket, Tennis and Volleyball. Each one had a favorite game. But some got
their favorite game and some did not get. Megha’s favorite game is either Tennis or
Cricket. Arvind and Shakeel did not get Badminton. The person who got Volleyball is the
same person who did not get Badminton. Arvind likes Volleyball, but he did not get his
favorite game. Megha got the favorite game, but it was not Tennis. (2 marks)
The game Tinu got was?
A. Cricket
B. Tennis
C. Volleyball
D. Badminton
E. Data Insufficient
2. If PHILIPPINES is coded as QGKJJORGODU, how will MISSISSIPPI be coded (1
D. None of the above
3. Kalia is older than Dolu, but younger than Molu. Bheem was born after Chupki, but
before Dolu. Molu is the eldest (1 mark)
A – True
B – False
C – Uncertain
4. The following is in a coded language form. Try to find the proper code/words on the
basis of the following codes. Here are some words translated from an artificial language
and rearranged in proper sentence. ( 2 marks)
Mal gauper shok means Tailor has apple
Gauper shuk chuk means tea has sugar
Shok chuk dina means tailor eats sugar
How would you write ‘tailor eats apple?
A – Gauper Shok Mal
B – Shok Dina Mal
C – Dina Shok Chuk
D – None of the above
5. Percentage of India’s national income which comes from agricultural sector is in the
a. 0% - 10%
b. 10% - 25%
c. 25% - 50%
d. 50% - 70%
6. Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
a. Rural people can get employment at a specified wage rate for two hundred days a
b. Machines are used whenever required.
c. Rural people are given vocational training so that they can get employed.
d. One third of employment is reserved for women

7. The five year plan currently underway in India is the
a. 9th plan.
b. 11th plan
c. 6th plan
d. 12th plan
8. Compared to the overall population, among the tribal communities the sex ratio (number
of females per 1000 males) is usually found to be
a. Higher
b. Same
c. Lower
d. There is no clear trend
9. Among the South Asian countries the following country has the best human development
a. Nepal
b. India
c. Sri Lanka
d. Myanmar
10. After 1991 economic inequality in India has
a. Declined
b. Remained the same
c. Gone up
d. No calculation has been made yet
11. The Citizen’s Ombudsman Bill is a
a. Draft anti-corruption bill
b. Finance bill
c. General law and order bill
d. Securities and Insurance laws bill
12. Based on the Census of India 2011, which state amongst the northeastern region of India
has the highest literacy rate?
a. Assam
b. Meghalaya
c. Mizoram
d. Tripura
e. Sikkim
13. Which renowned author was de-barred from participating in the Jaipur Literary Festival,
a. Taslima Nasreen
b. Chetan Bhagat
c. Salman Rushdie
d. Orhan Pamuk
14. The Sunni Waqf Board and the Nirmohi Akhara are parties to which dispute in India?
a. Agra land dispute
b. Ayodhya dispute
c. Uniform civil code
d. Godhra riots
e. All of the above
Section - 2
Answer the following questions (maximum 300 words for each question) (34 marks)
1. The phenomenon of globalization has legitimized a violent discourse on development.
2. How is poverty measured in India? Which factors according to you should be taken into
consideration while measuring poverty? Discuss

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23rd December 2015, 04:31 PM
Re: MA entrance exam question paper

Hello sir I want MA entrance exam question paper Centre for Development Studies MA so here can you please give me details ?
23rd December 2015, 04:33 PM
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Re: MA entrance exam question paper

Hey as The Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Kerala, India is a premier social science research institution.

Eligibility for MA

Candidates who have obtained 50% or more marks in the B.A. (Hons.) Sociology examination of the University of Delhi or any other recognised University (with at least 6 papers in sociology).

Placement opportunities

JRD Tata Trust

Here I am attaching PDF for Centre for Development Studies MA


Centre for Development Studies

Prasanth Nagar,

Medical College P.O,


Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695011

Phone: 0471 244 8881

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