(Paper) RBI Grade 'B' Officer Mains (Phase II) Exam - 2007 "Economic & Social Issues"

RBI Grade 'B' Officer Mains (Phase II) Exam - 2007

Economic & Social Issues

Common Instructions

  • 3 hours, 100 marks

  • Answer any five questions.

  • All questions carry equal marks.

  • Answers may be written either in English or in Hindi at the candidate’s option. However, all the questions should be answered only in the language so chosen. Answer-books written partly in English and partly in Hindi will not be evaluated.

  • Part of the same question must be answered together without answers to other questions intervening.

  • Answer to each question must be started on a fresh page.

  • Marks will be deducted if handwriting is not easily legible.

  • Answers will be judged on the basis of perspective, analysis and presentation


  1. Discuss the impact of growth on poverty alleviation in the context of empirical evidence on the Indian economy.

  2. Elaborate the issues related to 'global warming and climate changes in the context of measures required for sustainable development.

  3. What is meant by openness of an economy? What are the various ways of measuring the same? Comment on the openness of the Indian economy and discuss the implications of the same for the conduct of monetary and fiscal policies.

  4. 'Special Economic Zones are engines of economic growth'. Do you agree with this view? Substantiate your viewpoint.

  5. Critically examine the institutional and operational aspects of health care system in India.

  6. Highlight the dimensions of child labour in India and critically evaluate the policies designed to eradicate this problem.

  7. What are the various forms of Regional integration? 'Regional Integration is stumbling block rather than building block for multilateralism'. Do you agree with this view? Substantiate your viewpoint.

  8. What do you mean by Human Development Index (HDI)? Explain its composite indices and comment on the appropriateness of HDI as an indicator of welfare.

  9. Highlight the problems associated with urbanization and migration in India. Examine the adequacy of policies to address the problems emanating due to these phenomena.

  10. Write short notes on any two of the following:-
    a. Demographic Dividend
    b. Public Debt in India
    c. Foreign Institutional Investment in India
    d. Sex ratio in India.



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