WBCS(Main)-2006 Economics Paper-II Question Paper

                                                WEST   BENGAL   CIVIL  SERVICE 

                                                           EXAMINATION - 2006

                                                              Economics Paper-II


Time Allowed-3 Hours                                                                                        Full Marks-100 


                                                                      Group - A 

                                                        (Answer any three questions.)


1.  Define ‘economic drain.’  How would yon account for it ?   Do you think it was responsible for India’s, economic backwardness ?     4+8+8


 2.  How Would you explain the enormous growth of foreign trade in India in the 19th Century ?  What was its impact on the Indian economy and its people ?     12+8


3.  Why was the Village Community called the backbone of India’s economy ?  What did the British do to weaken it ?     10+10


4.  Why is it that the Tatas came out so successfully with the Iron and Steel Industry ?  Was it due to ‘economies’ available from ‘location’ alone ?     12+8


5.  Do you subscribe to the view that India’s poor economic performance and low productivity of agriculture can be ascribed to poor attention paid to land reform both before and after independence ?


                                                                      Group - B 

                                                       (Answer any two questions.)


6.  Why is it that the Indian economy did not experience continuous growth during plan period ?     20


7.  Define Infrustructure.  Discuss its role in the economic development of India under globalization.     14+6


8.  How would you account for the excessive growth of foreign exchange reserves in India ?  What sort of problems such growth may create for the economy ?   How would you address them ?       3+6+6