[HPPSC Allied Mains] HPPSC Allied Services Mains English Paper 2013

ALLIED MAINS -English 2013

Time:  3 Hours                                                                                                      Max. Marks: 150

Notes: (i) All questions are compulsory.
           (ii) The number of marks carried by each question is indicated at the right side of the question.

1.  Write an essay of about 500(five hundred) words in any one of the following topics:     (75 Marks)
(i)  India - Rising Global Status
(ii)  Pros and Cons of Negative Voting,

(iii) Role of Media in a Democracy.
(iv) Rising crime against women - causes and remedies.
(v) Indo-Pak relations in present scenario.     
(vi) How to curb the problem of Terrorism?

2. Make a précis of the following passage in about 80 words. As far as possible, the précis should be in your own words. Also give appropriate title to the passage.                                  (20+5 = 25 Marks)

Poverty, a major problem in India is the root cause of many social economic problems including population explosion, unemployment, and child labour and rising graph of crimes. The problem of poverty is considered as the biggest challenge to development planning in India. High poverty levels are synonymous with poor quality to life, deprivation, malnutrition, illiteracy and low human resource development. Poverty cm be defined as a social phenomenon in which a section of the society is unable to fulfill even its basic necessities of life. Poverty is a great pollutant. It is marked by an apathy that erodes self-esteem and any willingness to live life to the fullest. By poverty we generally mean a situation in which a person fails to earn income sufficient to purchase his bare means of subsistence. A poor man is one who does not have command over the basic needs of-life like enough food, clothing, drinking water and shelter on the material level and social needs like health and education. Three broad concepts of poverty can be identified. Poverty can be defined as subsistence, inequality and externality. But poverty is mainly viewed in  two ways absolute and .relative. In absolute sense, poverty relates to subsistence; it means absence of the minimum physical quantities of food required for an individual daily. People are considered poor if they, fail to attain minimum standard of consumption and nutrition necessary for their bare existence. Absolute poverty can be measured through income levels. Besides, progress in health and nutrition, literacy levels, consumption of essential goods and services etc., may indicate the level of absolute poverty also. Thus, it relates to the minimum standard, of living.. This may be expressed in  terms  of income  or consumption  expenditure.  The government must aim at a strategy for the development of the social sector of which the key component should be population control, universal primary education, family welfare and job creation especially in rural areas. Poverty alleviation should be the main target of the nation so as to make it a prosperous and developed country.                                               

3.  Write a paragraph of about 150 words on any one of the following topics :                    (25 Marks)
(i) Positive Thinking
(ii) Honour Killing in India
(iii) Necessity is the Mother of Invention.
(iv) Learning by doing
(v) Work is worship
(vi) Time and Tide Wait for None.

6. Read the following passage and answer the questions given below:                       (5x5 = 25 Marks)

Health of the citizens is the responsibility of the state. For this purpose the state sets up health services, health centres, hospitals, maternity and child welfare centres. But all this has only a curative value. Diseases located and cured. But the public is hardly being educated in hygienic living. Prevention is better than cure. More attention should be paid towards the prevention of disease than is being done. The preventive measures include vaccination, inoculation and above all instructing or educating the public in hygienic living. The school can play an important role in instructing the parents and the pupils in healthy living. Through a programme of health instructions the pupils can have scientific knowledge about the body and its functioning, the principles of hygienic living, the advantages of healthful habits and the means of preventing diseases. Health, instruction is so important that it should form an integral part of school education.

Questions :
(i) What does the state do to take care of the health of the citizens?
(ii) How can we prevent diseases?
(iii) What part can the school play in preventing  diseases ?
(iv) How can the pupils have scientific knowledge about die body, its functioning and a healthy and hygienic way of life ?
(v) Explain - 'Prevention is better than cure'.


  1. is this model paper ?? cos hppsc conducting allied mains for first time

    1. This paper was conducted by HPSSSB in 2013.Before HPPSC Allied was regularly conducted by HPSSSB.

  2. Paper will be as of has mains eng gs and Hindi as both have same syllabus

  3. Sir what about Hindi paper

  4. Khadubhai probable date of allied mains exam?