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IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2004 (PART -3)

IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2004 (PART -3)

IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2004 (PART -3)

51 Latvia does not share its borders with which one of the following countries?

(a) Russia (b) Estonia

(c) Lithuania (d) Poland


52 Consider the following statements :

1. The highest deciding body for planning in India is the Planning Commission of India

2. The Secretary of the Planning Commission of India is also the Secretary of Nationa Development Council.

3. The Constitution includes economic and social planning in the Concurrent List in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a). 1 and 2 b). 2 and 3

c). 2 only d). 3 only


53 Match List I (Minerals) with List II (Location) and select the correct answer

List I

(A) Coal

(B) Copper

(C) Manganese

(D) Lignite


List II

1. Giridih

2. Jayamkondam

3. Alwar

4. Dharwar

A B C D

(a) 1 4 3 2

(b) 2 3 4 1

(c) 1 3 4 2

(d) 2 4 3 1


54 Which among the following National Highway routes is the longest?

(a) Agra - Mumbai (b) Chennai - Thane

(c) Kolkata - Hajira (d) Pune - Machilipatnam


55 Which of the following institutes have been recognized as the Institutes of National importance (by an Act of Parliament)

1. Dakshna Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai

2. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali

3. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institutes for Medical Services and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

4. Lakshmibai National Institutes of Physical Education, Gwalior Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 3 and 4

(c) 1, 2 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


56 Consider the following statements :

1. Banking soda is used in fire extinguishers.

2. Quicklime is used in the manufacture of glass

3. Gypsum is used in the manufacture of Plaster of Paris

Which of these statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3

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


57 With reference to Indian Parliament, which one of the following is not correct?

(a) The Appropriation Bill must be passed by both the Houses of Parliament, before it can be enacted into law

(b) No money shall be withdrawn from the Consolidated Fund of India except under the appropriation made by the Appropriation Act

(c) Finance Bill is required for proposing new taxes but no another Bill/Act is required for making changes in the rates of taxes which are already under operation

(d) No Money Bill can be introduced except on the recommendation of the President


58 Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

List I (Sea)

(A) Black Sea

(B) Red Sea

(C) Yellow Sea

(D) Caspian Sea


List II (Country)

1. Bulgaria

2. China

3. Eritrea

4. Kazakhstan

A B C D

(a) 1 4 2 3

(b) 2 3 1 4

(c) 1 3 2 4

(d) 2 4 1 3


59 Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India says that the executive power of every State shall be so exercised as not to impede or prejudice the exercise of the execution power of the Union?

(a) Article 257 (b) Article 258

(c) Article 355 (d) Article 356


60 Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

List I (Period)

1. AD 1767-69

2. AD 1790-92

3. AD 1824-26

4. AD 1845-46


List II (Wars)

: First Anglo-Maratha War

: Third Mysore War

: First Anglo-Burmese War

: Second Sikh War Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a) 2 and 4 (b) 3 and 4

(c) 1 and 2 (d) 2 and 3


61 Consider the following statements :

1. Mahadeo Hills

2. Sahyadri Parvat

3. Satpura Range

What is the correct sequence of the above from the north to the south?

(a) 1, 2, 3 (b) 2, 1, 3

(c) 1, 3, 2 (d) 2, 3, 1


62 Lake Sambhar is nearest to which one of the following cities of Rajasthan?

(a) Bharatpur (b) Jaipur

(c) Jodhpur (d) Udaipur


63 Match List I (Articles of the Constitution of India) with List (Provision) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List I

(A) Article 14

(B) Article 15

(C) Article 16

(D) Article 17


List II

1. The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them

2. The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of laws within the territory of India

3. 'Untouchability' is abolished and its practice in any form is forbidden

4. There shall be equality of opportunity for all citizens in matters relating to employment or appointment to any office under the State

A B C D

(a) 2 4 1 3

(b) 3 1 4 2

(c) 2 1 4 3

(d) 3 4 1 2


64 Which one of the following statements is correct?

(a) Cirrus clouds are composed of ice crystals

(b) Cirrus clouds exhibit a flat base and have the appearance of rising domes

(c) Cumulus clouds are white and thin and form delicate patches and give a fibrous and feathery appearance

(d) Cumulus clouds are classified as high clouds


65 Match List I (National Park/Sanctuary) with List II (State) and select the correct answer using the codes given below :

List I

(A) Kanger Ghati National Park

(B) Nagerhole National Park

(C) Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary

(D) Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary


List II

1. Chhattisgarh

2. Haryana

3. Himachal Pradesh

4. Karnataka

A B C D

(a) 3 2 1 4

(b) 1 4 3 2

(c) 3 4 1 2

(d) 1 2 3 4


66 Which one of the following statements is not correct ?

(a) Gulfs with narrow fronts and wider rears experience high tides

(b) Tidal currents take place when a gulf is connected with the open sea by a narrow channel

(c) Tidal bore occurs when a tide enters the narrow and shallow estuary of a river

(d) The tidal nature of the mouth of the river Hooghly is of crucial importance to Kolkata as port


67 Consider the following statements :

1. The Islamic Calendar is twelve days short days shorter than the Gregorian Calendar

2. The Islamic Calendar began in AD 632

3. The Gregorian Calendar is a solar calendar

Which of these statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2

(c) 1 and 3 (d) 3 only


Directions : The following 8 (eight) items consist of two statements, one labeled as the 'Assertion(A)' and the other as 'Reason(R)' You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the codes given below :

(a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

(b) Both A and R are individually true bur R is not the correct explanation of A

(c) A is true but R is false

(d) A is false but R is true


68 Assertion (A) : Banglore receives much higher average annual rainfall than of Mangalore.


Reason (R) : Banglore has the benefit of receiving rainfall both from south - west and north - east monsoons.


69 Assertion (A) : The Central Rural Sanitation Programme was launched in 1986 to improve the quality of life of rural people in India


Reason (R) : Rural sanitation is a subject in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India


70 Assertion (A) : West-following rivers of Peninsular India have no deltas


Reason (R) : These Rivers do not carry any alluvial sediment


71 Assertion (A) : The thickness of the atmosphere is maximum over the Equator


Reason (R) : High isolation and strong convection currents occur over the Equator.


72 Assertion (A) : In our houses, the current in AC electricity line changes direction 60 times per second.


Reason (R) : The frequency of alternating voltage supplied is 60 hertz.


73 Assertion (A) : Fatty acids should be a part of the balanced human diet


Reason (R) : The cells of the human body can not synthesize and fatty acids


74 Assertion (A) : India does not export natural rubber


Reason (R) : About 97% of India's demand for natural rubber is met from domestic production


75 Assertion (A) : For the first time, India had no trade deficit in the year 2002-03-


Reason (R) : For the first time, India's exports crossed worth $50 billion in the year 2002-03.






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