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Organisation : Gujarat Public Service Commission
Post : Main Exam, Gujarat Administrative Service Class-1 & Class-2
Document Type : Sample Paper
Subject : Philosophy
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GPSC Main Exam Philosophy Sample Paper

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Related : GPSC Gujarat Administrative Service Main Exam Mathematics Sample Paper :

Time : 3 Hours
Total Marks : 200


1) The question paper has been divided into three parts, “A”, “B” and “C”. The number of questions to be attempted and their marks are indicated in each part.

2) Medium of question paper is “English / Gujarati”. Write in the language preference given by you.

3) Answer to all questions of each part should be written continuously in the script and should not be mixed with those of other parts. In the event of candidate writing answers to question in a part different to the one to each the question belongs, the question shall not be assessed by examiner.

4) The candidate should write the answer within the limit of words prescribed in the parts “A”, “B” and “C”.

5) Answer should be written in a one of the two languages. Answer should not be written in both the languages in the same paper.

Sample Question

Instructions : (40 Marks)
1) Question No. 1 to 20.
2) Attempt all 20 questions.
3) Each question carries 2 marks.
4) Answer should be given approximately in 20 to 30 words.

Part – A

001. What is Philosophy? Explain.
002. State the questions of ‘Epistemology’.
003. Explain the concept of ‘Matter And Form’ according to Aristotle.
004. Explain the epistemology of socrates.
005. State the key concept of empiricism and rationalism.
006. State the definition of logic according to Irving M. Copi.
007. Explain the definition and the structure of an argument.
008. Explain the differences between ‘Proposition and Sentence’.
009. State the kinds of categorical Proposition.
010. Explain Indian concept of ‘Vyapti’ (Induction)
011. State the eleven living religions of the world and their sacred texts.
012. Distinguish between fiscal deficit and trade deficit.
013. Distinguish between retail inflation and wholesale inflation.
014. Distinguish between economic growth and economic development.
015. Discuss the role of automatic stabilisers in taming business cycles.
016. Name the sacred texts of Hindu religion.
017. Explain the distinction between ‘Mayavada’ and ‘Lilavada’.
018. Delineate the distinction between ‘Personal and Impersonal’ God.
019. Explain purity as a moral principle in Zoroastrian religion.
020. Explain the concept of ‘conduct’ as a subject matter of Ethics.
021. State the difference between Ethics and Political science.
022. Explain Kant’s concept of ‘Categorical Imperative’.
023. State various types of Hedonism.
024. Define Eudaemonism as an Ethical theory.
025. Mention two crops in which tissue culture planting materials are widely used in Gujarat.

Part – B

(60 Marks)
Instructions :
1) Question No. 21 to 32.
2) Attempt all 12 questions.
3) Each question carries 5 marks.
4) Answer should be given approximately in 50 to 60 words.

021. Explain Aristotle’s theory of causation.
022. Explain Berkeley’s subjective idealism.
023. Explain what is teleology and state the arguments in support of teleology.
024. State the distribution of terms in four types of categorical propositions.
025. State with example figures of categorical syllogism.
026. Explain five fold inference from Nyaya’s point of view.
027. Explain four Purusharthos in Hinduism.
028. State Buddhist concept of Nirvana.
029. Explain five great vows of Jainism.
030. Explain the nature of conscience.
031. Explain Gandhi’s concept of ‘Non-violence’.
032. Explain various kinds of determinism.

Part – C

(100 Marks)
Instructions :
1) Question No. 33 to 39.
2) Attempt any 5 out of 7 questions.
3) Each question carries 20 marks.
4) Answer should be given approximately in 200 words.

033. Explain Plato’s ‘Theory of Ideas’ and clarify the relation of ‘Ideas’ with ‘the world’.
034. Clarify various theories about ‘mind-body’ relation.
035. Explain deductive and inductive argument and state their difference.
036. State various fallacies of categorical syllogism with example.

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