The M.A. Test will comprise of two sections of 50 marks each.

Section one : 50 multiple choice questions carrying 50 marks

Section two : 10 short answer questions carrying 50 marks.

(a)

  • Strategic Significance of the Gulf.
  • Oil & Gas – Major Fields Reserves & Production.
  • General Physical Features with Special reference to West Asia : Climate, Soil, Vegetation & Population.
  • Agriculture Expansion : Irrigation & Agrarian Reforms

(b)

  • Definition of the concept of State : Definition, Types
  • Democracy & Governance : Meaning, Definition & Types
  • West Asia under Mandate System
  • Zionism and the Formation of Israel.

(c)

  • The PLO and the Palestinian Question
  • 1967 Arab Israeli War, 1973 Arab Israeli War and Oil Embargo
  • Ayatullah Khomeini & Islamic Revolution in Iran (1979).
  • Peace making efforts in West Asia : Camp David Accord, Madrid & OSLO Accord.

(d)

  • Development and Under Development with Special reference to West Asia : Factors of Production (Land, Labour, Capital and Entrepreneur).
  • market Structure (Perfect Competition, Monopoly and Imperfect Competition).
  • Regional Economic Organization : OAPEC
  • National Income and its determinants, International Trade and Development.

(e)

  • United Nations Organization : Objectives & Functioning
  • Arab League Mission : Objectives & Functioning
  • Organization of Petroleum Exporting countries
  • Gulf Cooperation Council : Nature & Origins.

(f)

  • Current Events of National & International Significance : Foreign Policy Determinants, Non Alignment.
  • American Invasion of Iraq.
  • International Terrorism
  • Globalization & Liberalization, Environmental Issues : Global Warming.

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