West Bengal Legal Service – 2010 – English
West Bengal Legal Service-2010 – English Question Paper
Total marks – 50 Duration – 3 hours
1. Write an essay on any one of the following:
(a) Justice ensnared in the labyrinth of legal language.
(b) Social entrepreneurship as the way-out from the economic insecurity.
(c) The way to successful e-Govemance.
(d) Black money and society.
(e) Internet as virtual library.
(f) Global trade and small scale industries.
2. A. Do as directed by choosing any one of the following:
(a) ‘We look before and after
And pine for what not. ’—amplify the idea in the perspective of today’ s ambitious parents inciting their children.
(b) ‘Through tatter’d clothes small vices do appear;
Robes and furr’d gowns hide all.’—amplify it in the perspective of poor thieves and corrupt big people of the society.
(c) The hottest days of the summer, with no respite of the evening breeze and the resultant coolness, continued for three consecutive days. Extreme humidity made us tired with a delirious sleep, when a cold damp gush of air awoke us.—Write a diary entry beginning with these lines.
[No name of persons or places are to be written. Only X, Y, Z are to be used.] Write a dialogue between two friends on the necessity of a uniform civil code in India.
[No name of persons or places are to be mentioned. Only X, Y, Z are to be written.] ‘I am in love with this green earth, the faces of town and country’—amplify the idea in connection with an eco-friendly social build-up,
B. In a few sentences write in what way each of the following persons/texts/dates is famous:
(i) Martin Luther King
(ii) Muhammad Yunus
(iv) K. L. Saigal
(v) The Wealth of Nations
3. Write a Precis of the following passage and add a title suitable to it :
The increase and riches of commercial and manufacturing towns, contributed to the improvement and cultivation of the countries to which they belonged, in three different ways.
First by affording a great and ready market for the rude produce of the country, they gave encouragement to its cultivation and further improvement. This benefit was not confined to the countries in which they were situated but extended more or less to all those with which they had any dealings. To all of them they afforded a market for some part either of their rude or manufactured produce, and consequently gave some encouragement to the industry and improvement of all. Their own country, however, on account of its neighbourhood, necessarily derived the greatest benefit from this market. Its rude produce being charged with less carriage, the trader could pay the grower a better price for it, and yet afford it as cheap to the consumer as that of more distant countries.
Secondly the wealth acquired by the inhabitants of cities was frequently employed in purchasing such lands as were to be sold, of which a great part would frequently be-uncultivated. Merchants are commonly ambitious of becoming country gentlemen, and when they do so, they are generally the best of all improvers. A merchant is accustomed to employ his money chiefly in profitable projects; whereas a mere country gentleman is accustomed to employ it chiefly in expense. The one often sees his money go from him and return to him again with a profit the other, when he parts with it, very seldom expects to see any more of it. Those different habits naturally affects their temper and disposition In every sort of business. A merchant is commonly a bold; a country gentleman a timid undertaker. The one is not afraid to lay out at once a large capital upon the improvement of his land, when he has a probable prospect of raising the value of it in proportion to the expense. The other, if he has any capital, which is not always the case, seldom ventures to employ it in this manner. If he improves at all, it is commonly not with a capital, but with what he can save out of his annual revenue. Whoever has had the fortune to live in a mercantile town situated in an unimproved country, must have frequently observed how much more spirited the operations of merchants were in this way, than those of mere country gentlemen. The habits, besides, of order, economy and attention, to which mercantile business naturally forms a merchant, render him much fitter to execute, with profit and success, any project’ of improvement.
Thirdly and lastly, commerce and manufactures gradually introduced order and good government, and with them, the liberty and security of individuals, among the inhabitants of the country, who had before lived almost in a continual state of war with their neighbours and of servile dependence upon their superiors. This, though it has been the least observed, is by far the most important of all their effects.