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Last Updated On: 20/12/2018

Here is the Kerala PSC Chief (Decentralised Planning), Chief (Plan Co-ordination Division), Chief (Social Services) in State Planning Board previous questions and model questions.

Chief (Decentralised Planning), Chief (Plan Co-ordination Division), Chief (Social Services) in State Planning Board – Paper 1 Previous Questions – Model Questions

QUESTION CODE : 113/2018

Maximum : 100 marks
Time : 2 Hours

1. Calculate personal disposable income from the following items (2 Marks)
Items – Rupees
Private Income – 32, 000
Undistributed profit – 2, 000
Corporate Tax – 5, 000
Personal Income Tax – 5, 000

2. Distinguish between WPI and CPI. (2 Marks)

3. Distinguish between market failure and government failure (2 Marks)

4. Calculate fiscal deficit for the following data ? (2 Marks)

Items – Rupees
Revenue Receipt – 8, 79, 232
Recoveries of loans – 15, 060
Other receipts – 25, 890
Total Expenditure – 14, 10, 372
Non-plan expenditure – 9, 96, 747

5. What is demographic dividend ? Critically discuss the prospects of reaping demographic dividend in India? (4 Marks)

6. What is HDI ? Discuss the performance of Indian states ? (4 Marks)

7. Distinguish between Growth and Development. (4 Marks)

8. What is meant by e-governance ? What are the constituents of a good e-governance system ? (4 Marks)

9. Critically examine the demonetization policy? (4 Marks)

10. Explain the concept of gender budgeting ? (4 Marks)

11. Discuss the potential impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on labour market of a labour abundant economy like India ? (4 Marks)

12. Discuss the impact of migration on the rural economy of Kerala. (4 Marks)

13. Examine the problem of climate change. What are the strategies to combat climate change ? (5 Marks)

14. What is decentralised planning ? Critically discuss decentralised planning as a developed strategy as applied in Kerala. (5 Marks)

15. Explain the various techniques of sampling. (5Marks)

16. What are the essential components of a research proposal ? (5 Marks)

17. Discuss the issue of sustainable development. (10 Marks)

18. What are the components of Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index ? (10 Marks)

19. Discuss the structure and features of GST as a tax reform policy in India. (10 Marks)

20. Discuss the role and functions of NITI Aayog and state planning commission. (10 Marks)


Chief (Decentralised Planning, Chief (Plan Co-ordination Division) in State Planning Board – Part II Previous Questions – Model Questions

QUESTION CODE : 114/2018

Maximum : 100 marks
Time : 2 Hours

1. What is decentralized planning ? (2 Marks)

2. Summarize the major provisions in the 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments for effective decentralization. (4 Marks)

3. Discuss the historical evolution of local self governments in Kerala (4 Marks)

4. Critically examine the various sources of financing the plans for local self government institutions. (5 Marks)

5. Examine the general considerations relating to cost-benefit analysis for project appraisal. (10 Marks)

6. A random sample 2.1, 2.7, 2.3, 2.9 is taken from the uniform distribution over (θ-1/2, θ+1/2). Is sample mean an MLE of θ ? (2 Marks)

7. What is the significance of principal component analysis ? (4 Marks)

8. Write down the expressions for the Horvitz-Thompson estimator of the population total and its variance. (4 Marks)

9. Let {Xn} be a Markov chain with state space S = {-1, 0, 1} and transition probabilities P-1,0 = 1/2, P-1,1 = 1/2,P0,-1 = 1, P1,0 = 1 and zero otherwise.
Examine whether Yn=|Xn|; n≥0 is a Markov chain. (5 Marks)

10. Obtain UMP test for testing H0 : θ ≤ θ0 against H1 : θ > θ0 based on a radom sample of size n from a population with p.d.f. f(x; θ) = e-(x- θ); x> θ and 0 elsewhere. (10 Marks)

11. What do you mean by is NITI Aayog ? (2 Marks)

12. What is communication? Discuss formal and informal communication. (4 Marks)
13. What is TQM? State the benefits of TQM in an organization. (4 Marks)

14. What is span of management? State the factors determining an effective span. (5 Marks)

15. What do you mean by decision making? Discuss the steps involved in decision making process. (10 Marks)

16. Prove that similar matrices have the same characteristic polynomials (2Marks)

17. Prove that continuous image of an interval is an interval. (4 Marks)

18. Consider the data of the project to find its critical path and project duration. (4 Marks)

19. Let f R[a,b] and f(x)=a ∫f (t) dt where x [a, b]. Prove the following :
(a) F(x) is continuous on [a,b].
(b) F (x) is differentiable if f (x) is continuous on [a,b]. (5 Marks)

20. (a) Find the general solution of (x2-1) y” – 2xy’ + 2y = (x2-1)2 using the method of variation of parameters.
(b) Find the cosine series for the function defined by
f(x) = ¼-x, 0 ≤ x <½ = x-¾, ½ ≤ x ≤1. (5 + 5 Marks )


Kerala PSC Chief (Social Services) in State Planning Board Paper II Previous Questions – Model Questions

QUESTION CODE : 115/2018

Maximum : 100 marks

1. What is meant by historical materialism? (2 Marks)

2. Define Weber’s concept of ideal type (2 Marks)

3. Present Marx’s distinction between use value and exchange value. (2 Marks)

4. Distinguish between sex and gender. (2 Marks)

5. Describe the basic approach of radical feminism. (4 Marks)

6. What is population ageing ? (4 Marks)

7. Present the major psychological problems of the aged. (4 Marks)

8. Define validity and present its various types. (4 Marks)

9. What is focus group discussion? (4 Marks)

10. What is Udaan? Present its objectives. (4 Marks)

11. Briefly explain the ICDS programme. (4 Marks)

12. Illustrate the objectives of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan. (4 Marks)

13. Discuss the different components of project management. (5 Marks)

14. Explain the labour policies for the unorganized sector in India. (5 Marks)

15. Examine the programme of NRHM in India. (5Marks)

16. Explain phenomenology as a qualitative research approach. (5 Marks)

17. Present the National Health Policy of India. (10 Marks)

18. Describe the major legislative acts in India since the 1980s. (10 Marks)

19. Illustrate the different feminist theories and explain their views on gender relations. (10 Marks)

20. Explain ethnography as a useful method of social research. (10 Marks)

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