IAS Psychology Mains 2000

Paper-I

Time Allowed: Three Hours Maximum Marks: 300

Instructions

Each question is printed both in Hindi and in English.

The answers must be written 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 mark will be given for the answers written in a medium other than that specified in the Admission Certificate.

Candidates should attempt questions 1 and 5 which are compulsory, and any THREE of the remaining questions selecting at least ONE question from each Section.

All questions carry equal marks

Section ‘A’

  1. Answer any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:

    1. What is the basic difference between the experimental and correlational methods of psychology?

    2. How do models help in the process of socialization?

    3. How can the contributions of heredity and environment be isolated in the study of human behaviour.

    4. How can the phenomenon of perceptual defence be demonstrated experimentally?

  2. Explain how operant conditioning be used to establish behaviour which is not spontaneously emitted by an organism.

  3. Giving an account of Piagets's theory of cognitive development bring out the difference in the modes of thinking at different stages of development.

  4. What is the theoretical and utilitarian justification of the concepts of aptitude and intelligence

Section ‘B’

  1. Answer any three of the following in not more than 200 words each:

    1. How is perception of inanimate objects different from the person perception?

    2. What is the importance of discrimination and generalization in learning?

    3. Is national character a valid concept?

    4. How experimenter effects and demand characteristics influence the findings of an experimental study?

  2. Illustrate and discuss the salient features of motivated behaviour.

  3. Critically examine the optimistic conclusions of humanistic theories regarding human nature and existence.

  4. Discuss the problems encountered in the use of verbal statements as the items of attitude scales.

Psychology-2000 (Main) (Paper-II)

Time Allowed: Three Hours Maximum Marks: 300

Instructions

Each question is printed both in Hindi and in English.

The answers must be written 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 mark will be given for the answers written in a medium other than that specified in the Admission Certificate.

Candidates should attempt questions 1 and 5 which are compulsory, and any THREE of the remaining questions selecting at least ONE question from each Section.

All questions carry equal marks.

Section ‘A’

  1. Answer any three of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words):

    1. Briefly describe the classification of psychological discorders.

    2. Show your acquaintance with atleast am one theory of group behaviour.

    3. Show conceptual relationship between social change and organizational change.

    4. How can cognitive therapy help a person develop his cognition?

  2. There have been various leadership and management theories and styles. Which one of them do you consider to be the most suitable in the Indian condition? Give reasons.

  3. Discuss Maslow's theory of need-hierarchy. Can Maslow's theory be applied-to industries?

  4. What is stress? Can you suggest some Indian techniques for stress management? Elaborate.

Section ‘B’

  1. Answer any three of the following (each answer should not exceed 200 words):

    1. Describe the concept of deprivation.

    2. Give your idea about nosological systems of metal disorders.

    3. How can you motivate people to achieve?

    4. Discuss the impact of television in opinion formation.

  2. Highlight the problems of alcoholism and drug addiction. Suggest measures to fight them.

  3. Discuss the psychological theories and contributions of psychology in effective advertising.

  4. What is organizational communication? What will be the form of organizational communication in the 21st century because of the advent of information technology?