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Entrance Exam 2019 Procedure:

Registration date: Feb 2019

Entrance Exam:  30 – JUNE – 2019, (Sunday)  10:00AM

Entrance Exam Result : 04- JULY – 2019

Interview Date: 6th & 7th JULY 2019,  Makka Masjid Campus, 822, Anna Salai, Chennai.

Examination Center : 25 centres all over Tamil Nadu 

Selection to the academy will be based on the entrance exam conducted at selected places in Tamilnadu , applicants will be asked to appear for exam in any of the  nearest centre listed .

Questions will be based on the following syllabus 

Results of selected candidates will be intimated by sms and email mean while candidates are also advised to follow our website for updates. Selected candidates will be asked to appear for a personal interview at Makka Masjid Campus Chennai . The final selection is based on the performance in both written and interview test The decision of the selection board is final .

 Syllabus For Entrance Examination

Total Marks : 150   Time: 2 1/2  hours.      10 AM to 12:30  PM

General Studies 60 question :  60 marks

 History, Geography, Economics, Polity, and Science- basics

Reference books for above topics :

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d4NBj-3pMSy1PTMgmxqRGm7AYUYZATlP/view

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V6F_h4kB6PuQmGWAQxVpCHyxLUUTDtqo/view

Apart from this refer 6th to 10th NCERT Books

Please download the NCERT book from below link

http://epathshala.nic.in/e-pathshala-4/flipbook/

http://www.ncert.nic.in/NCERTS/textbook/textbook_hindi.html

 Current affairs 25 question :  25 marks

Current affairs question: 1st March to 31st May 2019 current affairs question will be asked from THE HINDU and  DINAMANI particularly.

Below Link for current affairs

INSIGHTS IAS UPSC CURRENT AFFAIRS

 CSAT 15 question:   15 marks

Questions will be based on,

·         Comprehension

·         General Mental Ability

·         Logical Reasoning

·         Decision Making

UPSC Question pattern.

Essay:  50 Marks

Candidates will be asked to write  two essays based on real life situation and current affairs. 

                                                                       Model Question Paper

Total Marks : 150

Duration of Exam: 2 1/2 hours

 

Section A    

 

     60*1 = 60 marks

 

1. Which is the highest peak in India?

a) Mt.Everest                  b) Godwin – Austin          c) Kanchenjunga    d) Nandadevi

 

2. Consider the following statements

(i) The Himalayan rivers are antecedent in nature.

(ii) The peninsular rivers are consequent in nature.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

a)            i only b) ii only      c) both i and ii       d) neither I nor ii

 

3. India shares longest border / boundary with which of the following country?

a) Pakistan  b) china       c) Nepal       d) Bangladesh

 

4. Which one of the following does not belong to biosphere reserve set-up so far?

a) Great Nicobar    b) Sunder bans      c) Nandadevi                    d) Gulf of Kutch

 

5. In India, which type of forest among the following occupies the largest area?

a) Montane wet temperate forest

b) Sub-tropical dry evergreen forest

c) Tropical moist deciduous forest

d) Tropical wet evergreen forest

 

6. Which of the following peninsular rivers has the largest catchment area?

a) Godavari  b) Mahanadi c) Krishna    d) Cauvery

 

7. Which of the following soils retains moisture for longer period than other soils?

a) Alluvial soil       b) Marshy soil        c) Laterite Soil       d) Black soil

 

8. Match the following

Multipurpose project

River

A. Nagarjunasagar

1. Sutlej

B. Ukai

2. Krishna

C. Idukki

3. Tapi

D.Bhakra nangal dam

4. Periyar

a)            A-3, B-2, C-4, D-1

b)            A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4

c)            A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1

d)            A-2, B-4, C-3, D-1

 

9. Match the following

Name of Crops

State grown

A. Rice

1. Maharashtra

B. Jowar

2. Odisha

C. Jute

3. Karnataka

D. Coffee

4. West Bengal

 

A

B

C

D

a)

1

2

3

4

b)

2

3

4

1

c)

3

4

1

2

d)

2

1

4

3

 

10. ISIS stands for

a) Islamic state of Iran and Syria.

b) Islamic state of Iraq and Syria.

c) Islamic state of India and Srilanka.

d) Islamic state of Israel and Sudan.

 

11. The retirement age for president of India is

a) 60 years   b) 65 years   c) 75 years   d) no retirement

 

12. The brand ambassador for Border security force (BSF) is

a) MS Dhoni     b) Virat Kohli     c) Gautham Gambir d) Sachin Tendulkar

 

13. Indira sagar multipurpose project (Polavaram Project) connects which two rivers?

a) Krishna and Cauvery

b) Godavari and Krishna

c) Godavari and Cauvery

d) Godavari and Mahanadi

 

14. The Indus valley civilization belongs to the

a) Bronze age b) iron age c) stone age d) chalcolithic age

 

15. The emblem of Indian republic was adopted from

a) Asoka pillar at saranath

b) Sanchi stupa

c) Lion capital at Rampura

d) Stupa at Bharhut

 

16. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

1. Chaitiyas are prayer hall

2. Viharas are the monastery of the Buddhist monk.

a) 1 only b) 2 only c) both 1 and 2 d) neither 1 nor 2

 

17. Select the pair which is correctly matched?     

1. Al- beruni

Tabaqat- I – Naswi

2. Minhaj –us- siraj

Kitab- ul – Rahia

3. Amir Khusrau

Tuqhlag namah

4. Ibn battutah

qunan masudi

 

a) 1 and 3 only b) 2 and 4 only c) 3 only d) none

 

18. Arrange the following administrative units of Chola period in the descending order.

1. Valanadus         2. Nadus     3. Mandalams        4. Kurrams

a) 1, 3, 2 and 4

b) 3, 1, 2 and 4

c) 2, 4, 1 and 3

d) 4, 1, 2 and 3

 

19. Match the following

List –I

List-II

A. ratha

Sanctum sanctorum

B. mandapa

Monolithic pallava temples

C. gopuram

Large open hall

D. garbha griha

Monumental gateway

 

 

 

 

A

B

C

D

2

1

3

4

1

4

2

3

4

3

1

2

2

3

4

1

 

20. In which continent do tropic of cancer, equator and tropic of Capricorn passes through

a) North America   b) South America   c) Africa       d) Asia

 

21. Consider the following statements

1. Jupiter has very high gravitational force.

2. Number of satellites for Jupiter is less than that of Venus

Which of the above statement(s) is/ are correct?

a)            1 only b) 2 only c) both 1 and 2 only d) neither 1 nor 2

22. Consider the following statements

1. India has only one standard time whereas USA has several Standard times.

2. Difference in the standard time of each country is due to the difference in longitude of that country.

Which of the above statement(s) is/ are correct?

b)            1 only b) 2 only c) both 1 and 2 only d) neither 1 nor 2

 

23. Christmas is celebrated in summer in which of the country?

          a) Japan      b) India        c) United kingdom  d) Australia

 

24. Consider the following statements

1. Ural mountain separates Asia and Europe.

2. Strait of Gibraltar separates Africa and Asia.

Which of the above statement(s) is/ are correct?

a)    1 only b) 2 only c) both 1 and 2 only d) neither 1 nor 2

25. The Andes mountain is present in

          a) North America   b) South America   c) Africa       d) Europe

26. The planet which is known as the earth twin is

a)    Jupiter    b) Venus      c) Mars        d) Uranus

27. The direction indicated by the pole star is

          a) North       b) East         c) West        d) south

28. Assertion (A): South Pole is surrounded by water.

      Reason(R): Antarctica is present at South Pole.

a)            A & R is true and R is the correct explanation for A.

b)            A & R is true and R is not the correct explanation for A.

c)            A is false and R is true.

d)            A is true and R is false.

29. Arrange the following Gandhian movement in chronological order.

1. Non cooperation movement

2. Quit India Movement

3. Civil Disobedience movement

a) 1, 2, 3      b) 1, 3, 2     c) 2, 1, 3      d) 3, 2, 1

 

30.  In which year was the Lucknow pact signed between Indian national congress and Muslim league?

          a) 1914        b) 1916        c) 1920        d) 1911

 

31. Who was the founder of Atmiya sabha?

a) Swami Dayananda Saraswathi

b) Raja Ram Mohan Roy

c) Keshav Chandra Sen.

d) Debendranath Tagore

 

32. Which of the following is incorrectly matched?

Gandhi – Irwin Pact

1931

Vellore Mutiny

1856

Simon commission

1927

Surat Split

1907

 

33. Which type of nuclear reaction occurs in Sun?

a. Nuclear fission b. Nuclear Fusion    c. Both fission and fusion         d. None

 

34. The drug which is known as ‘the queen of the drugs’ is

a. penicillin b. Pellagra   c.Rickets      d. goitre

 

35. Isotopes means elements which has

a. same mass number

b. same atomic number

c. same atomic and mass number

d. none of the above

 

36. Cryogenic engines find application in:

a. sub-marine propulsion

b. frost free refrigerators

c. rocket technology

‘d. Research in superconductivity

 

37. SENSEX is the index of

a) Top thirty companies in NSE

b) Top fifty companies in BSE

c) Top thirty companies in BSE

d) None of the above

 

38. The voluntary increase in the value of domestic currency against the foreign currency is called

a) Depreciation b) revaluation c) Appreciation d) Devaluation

 

39. Consider the following statements

1. Demand pull inflation is created due to increase in the purchasing power of the consumer for the same level of production.

2. Cost push inflation cannot be controlled by monetary policies.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are wrong?

a)            1 only b) 2 Only      c) Both 1 and 2      d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

40. Which of the following are called as Brettenwood twins?

          1. IMF                   2. WTO        3. World Bank        4. United Nations

a) 1and 3 only        b) 2and 3 only        c) 2 and 4 only       d) 3 and 4 only

 

41. The constitution of India came into force on

a) 15th August, 1947

b) 26th January, 1950

c) 26th January, 1947

d) 15th August, 1950

 

42. Consider the following words.

          A. Socialist  B. Democratic        C. Sovereign          D. Secular

Choose the response that gives the correct order in which these words occur in the Preamble.

a)            C, A, D and B

b)            C, D, A and B

c)            C,D, B and A

d)            D, A, C and B

 

43. Which one of the following statements about a Money Bill is not correct?

a) A money bill can be tabled in either House of the Parliament.

b) The Speaker of Lok Sabha is the final authority to decide whether a Bill is a Money Bill or not.

c) The Rajya Sabha must return a Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha and send it for consideration within 14 days.

d) The president cannot return a Money Bill to the Lok Sabha for reconsideration.

 

44. Which one of the following High Courts has the Territorial Jurisdiction over Andaman and Nicobar Islands?

a) Andhra Pradesh b) Calcutta   c) Madras    d) Orissa

 

45. An ordinance issued by a Governor can remain in force on its own for a maximum period of

a) 1 year      b) 3 months           c) 6 months           d) any length

 

46. Match the following

 

List – I

 

List – II

Montreal Convention

Ozone Depletion

Rio – Summit

Greenhouse Gas

Ramsar Convention

Convention on Biological Diversity

Kyoto Protocol

Wetlands Convention

 

 

A

B

C

D

a)

iii

ii

I

iv

b)

iv

iii

I

ii

c)

i

iii

iv

ii

d)

i

ii

iv

iii

 

47. Bacterial Decomposition of biological material under aerobic condition is:

a) Fermentation     b) Fertilization       c) contamination    d) Composting

 

48. Identify the correct sequences of gases in the decreasing order of their contribution to global warming,

a) Co2> CFCs > CH4> N2O

b) CO2> CH4> N20 >CFCs

c) CO2> CH4> CHCs > N20

d) CO2> N20 > CH> CFCs

 

49. Organisms that generate energy using light is called

a) Oligotrophs b) Chaemorganotrophs  c) Chemolithotrophs d) Photoautotrophs

 

50. To conserve coral reefs the Government of India declared one of the following as Marine Park:

a) Gulf of Kutch b) Lakshadweep islands c) Gulf Of Mannar d) Andaman Islands

 

Section B

40 * 1 = 40 marks

 

1. H.C.F and L.C.M of two numbers are 20 and 120 respectively. If one of the numbers is 60, the other number is

a) 40  b) 50  c) 30  d) 60

2. I read 3/8th of a book on one day and 4/5th of the remainder on another day. If there were 30 pages unread, how many pages does the book contain?

a) 150 b) 200 c) 300 d) 240

3.36 boys can do a piece of work in 49 days. How many extra boys should be engaged so that the same work may be completed in 21 days?

a) 40 men    b) 42 men    c) 45 men     d) 48 men

4. Tendulkar scored 40, 86, 120, 36 runs in four innings and Dravid scored 54, 14,140 and 72 runs in four innings. Whose average was better?

a) Tendulkar          b) Dravid     c) Both are equal   d) none of these

5. By selling a T.V. set for Rs.3300 dealer gains 10%. At what price he should have sold the T.V. set to gain 15%?

a) Rs.3450   b) Rs.3500   c) Rs.3000    d) Rs.4000

6. In how many years certain sums will double itself at 10% per annum simple interest?

a) 7 years     b) 10 years   c) 12 years   d) 15 years

7. The perimeter of a rectangle is 60m and the ratio of its length and breadth are 7:3. Find the area of the rectangle?

a) 189cm2       b) 169cm2       c) 60cm2           d) 100cm2

8. In the following question complete the given series

 48, 24, 72, 36, 108, ______

 a) 110         b) 115 c) 64  d) 54

9. A car travelling with 5/7 of its actual speed covers 42 km in 1 hr 40 min 48 sec. What is the actual speed of the car?

A. 30 km/hr

B. 35 km/hr

C. 25 km/hr

D. 40 km/hr

 

10. Ayesha’s age is 1/6th of her father’s age. Ayesha’s father’s age will be twice the age of Shankar’s age after 10 years. If Shankar’s eight birthdays was celebrated two years before, then what is Ayesha’s present age?

A. 10 years

B. 12 years

C. 8 years

D. 5 years

 

11. Statement :

If you don’t get desired response to your fund-raising campaigns through the routine advertisements, appeal to the public’s regional sentiments.

Assumptions :

I. People in general nurture regional sentiments.

II. Nobody bothers to read advertisements in the newspaper.

Which of the above assumption(s) is/are correct?

a)            I only b) ii only      c) both i and ii       d) neither i nor ii

 

12. Pointing to a photograph, Vandhana says, “she is the elder daughter of my mother’s husband”. How is the person in photograph related to Vandhana?

a) Sister b) Mother c) Sister-in-law d) None of these

 

13. Among five boys. Vasant is taller than Manohar, but not as tall as Raju. Jayant is taller than Dutta, but shorter than Manohar. Who is the tallest in the group?

Raju b) Manohar c) Vasant d) Cannot be determined e) None of these

 

14. A person travels 12 km due North, then 15 km due East, after that 15 km due West and then 15 km due South. How far is he from the starting points? 

a) 6 km  b)12 km c) 33km d) 60km

 

15. Statements: All birds are trees.

                         Some trees are hens.

     Conclusions: I. some birds are hens.

                        II. Some hens are trees.

a) I follow b) II follows c) Both I and II follows d) Neither I nor II follows.

 

16. Statements: Some boxes are pens.

                         All dogs are pens.

    Conclusions: I. Some boxes are pens.

                        II. Some pens are boxes.

                        III. Some pens are dogs.

                        IV. all pens are dogs

a)    I, II and III follows b) II, III and IV follows c) I, III and IV follows d) All follows

 

Directions for questions 17 to 20: In a survey among students at all IIMs, it was found that 48% preferred coffee, 54% like tea and 64% smoked. Of the total, 28% liked coffee and tea, 32% smoked and drank tea and 30% smoked and drank coffee, only 6% did none of these. If the total number of students is 2000 then find

17. the ratio of the number of students who like only coffee to the number who like only tea is

a) 5:3 b) 8:9 c) 2:3 d) 3:2

18. Number of students who like coffee and smoking but not tea is

a) 600 b) 240 c) 280 d) 360

19.the percentage of those who like at least one of these is

a) 100 b) 90 c) NIL d) 94

20. percentage of those who like tea and smoking but not coffee is

a) 14 b)14.9 c) less than 14 d) more than 15

21. If x:y =3:4, then the ratio of (3y-x):( 2x+y)

a) 10:9 b) 9:10 c) 6:5 d) 5:6

 

Directions(22-25) Read the information given below and find out the correct answers to the questions that follows

There are six members in a club: A, B, C, D, E and F.

A is not the heaviest while E is not the most intelligent.

The lightest of the group is the most intelligent of the group.

B is more intelligent than D, who is more intelligent than F.

A is less intelligent than D but is heavier than D.

B is heavier than C but lighter than F.

F is more intelligent than A while D is heavier than F.

22. Who is the heaviest of the group?

a) A    b) E    c)B     d) Can’t be determined     e) None of these

23. What is the rank of B in the decreasing order of weight?

a) Third       b) fourth      c) fifth         d) Can’t be determined     e) None of these

24. Who is the most intelligent?

a) B    b) E    c) C    d) D   e) Can’t Say

25. What is the rank of E in decreasing order of intelligence?

a) Second   b) third   c) fourth   d) Can’t be determined   e) None of these

 

26. You have come across a case wherein an old sick lady is unable to submit her life certificate and claim pension to meet her treatment expenses. Knowing your superior’s procedural approach in handling issues, you… 

(a) Go strictly as per the procedures

(b) Take initiative to help the lady arranging for alternative documents

(c) Assist the lady with some money on your own but do not compromise on procedures.

(d) Avoid some procedural steps since you understand the necessity of the lady. 

 

27. You along with your friend were chatting in a restaurant over a cup of coffee. Suddenly you heard an intense sound of blast very close by. You…

(a) Jump on your feet and hold your friend tightly

(b) Take your look away from the source of noise and start praying for the best

(c) Start locating the source of noise

(d) Start shouting for help

28.  You have been made responsible to hire boats at a short notice to be used for floods. But the lowest offered price was approx. 3 times what the government had approved. So you would a) reject the proposal and call for fresh price b) accept the lowest price c) refer the matter to government and wait d) threaten the boat owners about possible cancellation of licence

 

29. You are handling a time-bound project. During the project review meeting, you find that the project is likely to get delayed due to lack of cooperation of the team members. You would… (a) Warn the team members for their non-cooperation. (b) Look into reasons for non-cooperation. (c) Ask for the replacement of team members. (d) Ask for extension of time citing reasons.

 

  1. Your colleague who was heading a project had an accident and cannot continue with it. The departmental administrative head wants you to head this project in addition to your present assignments. This is going to increase your work load, as you would be required to timely complete your colleagues project as well as your present assignment. The head has called you in his office for discussion on this issue. What will your response be?

a) Communicate acceptance of the additional responsibility.

b) Suggest another colleagues name as the project head and intimate preoccupation with existing assignments as reason for this.

c) Refuse the additional work as your current assignments are sufficient to keep you busy.

d) Accept the additional responsibility subject to sanction of additional manpower. However, you are also aware that is not likely to be sanctioned because of severe manpower requirement in the department.

 

Read the following passage and answer the questions given below.

The economy of contemporary India is a great paradox. It is a strange

combination of outstanding achievements as well as grave failures. Since

independence, India has achieved remarkable progress in overcoming its

Economic backwardness. From being a very poor country in the 1950s and a

‘basket case’ in the mid-1960s, it has emerged as the fourth largest economy

In the world (in terms of purchasing power parity). Our economy has become

One of the fastest growing economies in the world. Now the country is one of

the leading players in the world knowledge economy with vast intellectual

Capital and booming software and information technology services. While

our country has joined the league of the world’s top five fastest growing

economies, we are in the bottom 20 among all countries in terms of the

Human Development Index. While the country is celebrating its growth rate

and technological wonders, it is witnessing social contradictions and the

Paradox and ironies of development. Thus, there are ‘two Indies’ in

Contemporary India.

31. Why is the Indian economy considered ‘a great paradox’?

(a) It is a leading player in information technology services with low

Levels of literacy.

(b) There is poverty amidst plenty in agricultural produce.

(c) It is one of the largest economies with low human development.

(d) It has scientific achievements with social contradictions.

32. Why is India being referred to as a leading player in the world knowledge

Economy?

a. India’s knowledge base in science and technology is one of the

World’s best.

b. India has huge reserves of human intellectual capitals and information

Technology services.

c. India is among the World’s five fastest growing economics and

Technology reserves.

d. India has a huge reservoir of human capital and scientific knowledge

Export potential.

33. What does the author imply by the phrase ‘two Indies’?

(a) There is the India that has vast intellectual capital and the other that is

Largely illiterate.

(b)There is the India of burgeoning growth and the India of widespread

Want and misery.

(c) There is the India of progressive mindsets and the other who are

Socially conservative.

(d)There is an India of outstanding achievements combined with gigantic

 

Read the following passage and answer the questions given below.

Accountability of institutions is one cornerstone of a democracy. Without accountability by institutions and on part of those who man these institutions – the elected representatives and appointed officials – no society can claim to be fully democratic. Accountability must also extend to the private sector, especially the corporate sector which commands large resources and wields enormous influence. It is a fallacy to assume that fraud and corruption within private corporate entities do not affect the public interest. In the advanced capitalist countries, some major improvements in public health have come consequent to whistle blowing acts by employees of powerful multinational companies,

There are a number of mechanisms, processes and rules to ensure accountability. One of them is providing protection to whistle-blowers- the individual who risk their jobs and sometimes their personal safety as well to disclose an injustice or a violation of the law that affects public and national interest. Providing public services efficiently, punctually and without seeking bribes is another feature of accountable institutions. Whistle blowers – whether bureaucrats or citizen in other fields – are held up as heroes by the media. The fear of reprisal and victimization in the absence of protection mechanism can be addressed to some extent by a comprehensive legislation. An informed and aware electorate that feels empowered to point out the wrongs and irregularities is obviously crucial for a healthy functioning of India’s democracy.

34. with reference to the passage, the following assumptions have been made:

1. Whistle – blowers are crucial for a healthy democracy.

2. The corporate sector is subject to rampant corruption.

Which of the following assumption(s) is/are valid?

1 only b) 2 only c) both 1 and 2 d) neither 1 nor 2

 

35. according to the passage, which of the following should be the practise(s) followed to ensure accountability?

1. The provision of services should be done without soliciting bribes.

2. Public servants should work diligently to avoid delays in delivering services to citizen.

3. Protection mechanisms should be implemented to ensure there is no redressal against whistle – blowers.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

1 only b) 2 and 3 only c) 1 and 2 only d) 1,2 and 3

 

36. According to the passage, accountability should be extended to the private sector because

a) the private sector does not bear a significant influence on public interest

b) The private sector is responsible for bringing about improvements in public sector.

c) Accountability empowers the electorate to point out the wrongs and irregularities in the private sector.

d) The private sector utilizes a significant amount of resources and bears a considerable clout.

 

Read the following passage and answer the questions given below

Once the train began to move, the soldier sank back on his seat, took out a paper and began to write. He told me that he had been at the battle of Mons. Though he had seen some of the greatest events in the world’s history face to face, yet he felt that when it came to writing a letter, even to his wife, he could find nothing to say. His letter to her read as, “I write to you because I have nothing to do and I would finish because I have nothing to say”. The case of the soldier was the case of tens of thousands of young fellows who for the first time in their lives wanted to write but discovered that they had no gift of self-expression. These were not unintelligent men. However, the act of writing paralyzed them. All they needed was a friendly lead, with the help of which they could talk well enough. Without it, however, they were dumb.

37. according to the passage, the author met the soldier while

a) waiting for a train b) posting a letter c) travelling by train d) visiting Mons

 

38. According to the passage, what did the soldiers write to his wife?

a) he wrote about the battles he fought

b) he mentioned various historical events

c) he described the places he travelled to

d) he wrote to her that he had nothing to say

 

39. according to the author, many young people cannot write because

a) they do not have the requisite intelligence

b) They are more comfortable with talking than with writing.

c) their lives are uneventful

d) They can only express themselves with a friendly lead.

40. A 180 m long train running at 90 km/hr. overtakes another train of length 220 m in 6 minutes, what is the speed of another train?

a) 86 km/hr. b) 81km/hr. c) 78 km/hr. d) 76 km/hr.

 

Section C

Answer any two of the following:

2* 25 = 50 marks

 

  1.             Use of Social Media in Politics.
  2.             Violence against women
  3.           India with such a large human resource has failed to produce world class athletes. According to you what is the reason for this situation and how to overcome it?
  4.              You are the district magistrate of your district. What is the unique (NOT COMMON) problem of your district? How will you solve it?