IAS Mains Anthropology Paper-I 2011

Time Allowed: Three Hours

Maximum Marks: 300

Instructions

Each question is printed both in Hindi and in English.

Answer must be written in the medium specified in the medium specified in the Admission Certificate issued to you, which must be stated clearly on the cover of the answer-book in the space provided for the purpose. No marks will be given for the answers written in a medium other than that specified in the Admission Certificate.

Candidates should attempt Question no. 1 and 5 which are compulsory, and any three of the remaining questions selecting at least one question is indicated at the end of the question.

Section A

  1. Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each: 15 × 4 = 60

    1. Synthetic theory

    2. Neanderthal Man

    3. Field work tradition in Anthropology

    4. Cultural materialism

  2. Answer the following questions

    1. Describe major skeletal similarities and differences between Homo erectus and Homo sapiens. 30

    2. Man is a prinate. Discuss. 30

  3. Answer the following questions

    1. Critically examine the contribution of Anthropologists in the interpretation of symbols. 30

    2. Critically examine the debate between Formalists and Substantivists. 30

  4. Answer the following questions

    1. Discuss different modes of exchange in simple societies. With suitable examples. 30

    2. Explain various anthropological approaches to study religion. 30

Section B

  1. Write short notes on the following in about 150 words each: 15X4 = 60

    1. Genetic polymorphism

    2. Personal identification

    3. Conditions necessary for the operation of Hardy-Weinberg Law

    4. Respiratory function

  2. Answer the following questions

    1. Discuss the application of anthropological knowledge in designing equipment. 30

    2. Discuss monogenic and polygenic inheritance in man, citing suitable examples. 30

  3. Answer the following questions

    1. Describe different methods of studying human growth. 30

    2. Native highlanders are well adapted to the high altitude environment. Discuss. 30

  4. Answer the following questions

    1. Explain the application of anthropological knowledge in genetic counseling, forensic science, sports and nutrition. 30

    2. Define somatotype. Describe the salient features of different components of somatotype. 30