International Relations CSS Paper 2008


(PART-II)…………2 Hours & 30 Minutes……..MAXIMUM MARKS:80

(i) First attempt Part-I (MCQ) on separate Answer Sheet which shall be taken back after 30 Minutes.
(ii) Overwriting/cutting of the options/answers will not be given credit.


Q.1. Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet. (20)

i. International Relations during 1648—1945 were characterized by:

a. Bi-polar system
b. Multi-polar system
c. Uni-polar system
d. None of these

ii. French revolution occurred in:

a. 1787
b. 1789
c. 1798
d. None of these

iii. World population was one billion in:

a. 1800
b. 1803
c. 1850
d. None of these

iv. Versailles Peace Conference was held in:

a. 1918
b. 1919
c. 1920
d. None of these

v. Germany invaded Poland in:

a. 1938
b. 1939
c. 1940
d. None of these

vi. Bretton Woods Conference was concluded in:

a. July 1944
b. August 1944
c. September 1944
d. None of these

vii. ECOSOC has been established under chapter______of the UN charter:

a. V
b. VII
c. X
d. None of these

viii. The UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim belonged to:

a. Austria
b. Poland
c. Belgium
d. None of these

ix. “Politics among Nations” was written by:

a. K.J.Holstai
b. Hans Morgenthau
c. Frederick Hartman
d. None of these

x. United Arab Emirates is a federation of:

a. 5 Emirates
b. 6 Emirates
c. 7 Emirates
d. None of these

xi. The ICJ is located at:

a. Washington
b. Geneva
c. The Hague
d. None of these

xii. Cuban Missiles Crisis occurred during:

a. 1958
b. 1960
c. 1962
d. None of these

xiii. German reunification occurred in:

a. 1990
b. 1991
c. 1992
d. None of these

xiv. The WTO began in:

a. 1993
b. 1994
c. 1995
d. None of these

xv. Switzerland joined the UN during:

a. 2000
b. 2001
c. 2002
d. None of these

xvi. OIC is an organization of:

a. 48 states
b. 57 states
c. 60 states
d. None of these

xvii. African Development Bank was established in:

a. 1962
b. 1964
c. 1969
d. None of these

xviii. Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone consists of ______ members:

a. 11
b. 12
c. 13
d. None of these

xix. The author of famous book, “Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy” is:

a. Gerald Ford
b. Henry Kissinger
c. Ronald Reagan
d. None of these

xx. Mauritius and Seychelles are located in ______ ocean:

a. Pacific
b. Western Indian
c. Mediterranean
d. None of these


(i) Part-II is to be attempted on the separate Answer Book.
(ii) Attempt ONLY FOUR questions from PART-II. All questions carry equal marks.
(iii) Extra attempt of any question or any part of the attempted question will not be considered.

Q.2. The emergency of sovereign state as a primary actor was just the beginning of the evolution of modern International System. Assess the pace of change in International Relations from 1815 to 1914. (20)

Q.3. War and Peace are conflicting values of International Politics. A state cannot encourage one without sacrificing other. Describe three means of peace and security in nuclear age. (20)

Q. 4. “Development of International Law and Organization are the efforts of all states to make International System less anarchic”. Elucidate the statement. (20)

Q.5. How can a Nation state best protect her interest and identity in a transitional World Order?

Q.6. Since South Asia has been dominated by the antagonism between India and Pakistan, what impact do nuclear weapons have on the balance of power in the region. (20)

Q.7. Terrorism has compelled every one to think, “No one can be trusted and every one is to be feared.” Discuss an appropriate response to Domestic and International terrorism. (20)

Q.8. How effective the UN in dealing with global problems. What will the International System look like in the year 2050? (20)