Institute of Rural Management Anand
Sample Question Paper for The Written Examination
The written examination will comprise following objective type tests. The details of these tests are given below: Sr.No. 1. 2. 3. 4. Name of Test Analytical Reasoning English Comprehension Quantitative Aptitude Issues of Social Concern No. of Questions 50 40 50 60 A composite time of 2 hours for all the four test together. Time
All these four tests would be in a composite test booklet. There will be a separate answersheet for indicating your answers. All these 200 questions would be printed serially form Q. No. 1 to Q. No. 200. You may attempt the questions / test in any order you like. However, in your own interest you are advised not to spend too much time on any one test. To qualify in the written examination, it is necessary to pass in each one of the objective tests separately.
Syllabus for Written Test
The syllabi of analytical reasoning, quantitative ability, and English comprehension are almost similar to other management entrance tests. The syllabus of the section on issues of social concern is given below. The questions of the section on Issues of Social Concern are likely to test the candidate's basic understanding of all relevant issues, and ability to analyze, and take a view on conflicting socio-economic goals, objectives and demands. This part is intended to test the candidate's awareness of current national issues and topics of social relevance in presentday India, such as the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. The Indian economy and issues relating to India's national income and its composition; per capita income, etc. Millennium development goals, human development, HDI and its achievements by India. Issues in demography: rural and urban population, sex ratio, etc. Issues arising from the social and economic exclusion of large sections from the benefits of development such as poverty and inequality: poverty levels; poverty line; disparities in income, employment and literacy by ruralurban background, and gender and social groups like caste and religion. Right to information; Issues relating to good governance and accountability to the citizens including the maintenance of human rights, and of probity in public life. Planning in India, 11th Five Year Plan- goal, targets and strategies. Agriculture in India, crop and livestock production systems. Approaches to rural development: basic features of target based approach, area based approach, right based approach; participatory development, etc. Rural poverty alleviation and development programmes– goals, features and major achievements: green revolution, operation flood, land reforms, NREGA, ICDS, IAY, SSA, and NRHM. Institutions in rural development-policy, role, and characteristics; rural banks, NGOs, co-operatives, PRIs, corporate social responsibility. Health issues including the management of public health, health education and ethical concerns regarding health-care. Primary education, regional variation in the level of education, educational status of different social groups. Social movements, recent legislations on social issues Internal security, naxalism, and related issues such as the preservation of communal harmony Environmental issues, ecological preservation, conservation of natural resources
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Sample Questions Please note that the types of sample questions provided in this booklet for all the tests are only illustrative and not exhaustive. In the actual examination you will find question of higher difficulty level on some or all of these types and also questions on the types not mentioned here.
Test 1 – Analytical Reasoning
Q.1. Assuming that the statement 'Every library has books' is true, which of the following statements is definitely true? (1) Books are only in library (3) Libraries are meant for books only (5) None of these is true. Q.2. (2) Some libraries do not have readers (4) No library is without...
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