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IAS Prelims Previous Year Paper General Studies (2006) 1

IAS Prelims Previous Year Paper General Studies (2006) 1

IAS Prelims Previous Year Paper General Studies (2006)1

1. Match List–I with List–II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List – I
(National Park/ Wildlife Sanctuary)
A. Chandra Prabha
B. Karera
C. Jaisamand
D. Nahargarh

List – II
(Nearby Town)
1. Jaipur
2. Jhansi
3. Agra
4. Varanasi
5. Udaipur

Code:
A B C D
a. 4 1 5 2
b. 5 2 3 1
c. 4 2 5 1
d. 5 1 3 2

2. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ? Well – known Company: Major Area of Work
a. Adobe Systems India : Software
b. Sasken : Communication technology
c. Genpact : Power generation
d. Sunthite : Export of spices

3. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List – I
(Place of Archaeological Monument)
A. Sisupalgarh
B. Piprahwa
C. Goalpara
D. Bishnupur

List – II (State)
1. Assam
2. Manipur
3. Orissa
4. Uttar Pradesh

Code:
A B C D
a. 2 4 1 3
b. 2 1 4 3
c. 3 4 1 2
d. 3 1 4 2

4. In which one among the following is the speed of sound maximum?
a. Air at 0ºC
b. Air at 100ºC
c. Water
d. Wood

5. Consider the following chemicals :
1. Benzene
2. Carbon tetrachloride
3. Sodium Carbonate
4. Trichloroethylene Which of the above is/are used as dry cleaning chemicals ?

a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. 1, 2 and 4 Only
d. 1, 2, 3 and 4

6. Consider the following statements :
1. Caffeine, a constituent of tea and coffee is a diuretic.
2. Citric acid is used in soft drinks.
3. Ascorbic acid is essential for the formation of bones and teeth.
4. Citric acid is a good substitution for ascorbic acid in our nutrition.

Which of the statements given above are correct ?
a. 1 and 2, only
b. 1, 2 and 3, only
c. 3 and 4 only
d. 1, 2, 3 and 4

7. Which one of the following subjects is under the Union List in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of Indian ? 
a. Regulation of labour and safety in mines and oilfields
b. Agriculture
c. Fisheries
d. Public health

8. Consider the following statements :
1. There is no provision in the Constitution of India to encourage equal pay for equal work for both men and women.
2. The constitution of India does not define backward classes.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

9. What is the new administrative capital proposed for Myanmar ?
a. Bassein
b. Mandalay
c. Myitkyina
d. Pyinmana

10. Consider the following statements :
1. Sikkim has the minimum area among the 28 Indian States (Delhi and Pondicherry not included).
2. Chandigarh has the highest literacy rate among Pondicherry, NCT of Delhi and other Union Territories.
3. Maharashtra has the highest population after Uttar Pradesh among the 28 Indian States (Delhi and Pondicherry not included).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a. 1 and 2
b. 2 and 3
c. 1 only
d. 3 only

11. Match List–I with List–II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List – I
(Centre of Handicrafts)
A. Mon
B. Nalbari
C. Pasighat
D. Tura

List – II
(State)
1. Arunachal Pradesh
2. Assam
3. Meghalaya
4. Nagaland

Code:
A B C D
a. 4 2 1 3
b. 4 3 2 1
c. 1 3 4 2
d. 1 2 4 3

12. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?
a. Vikramsila Monastery : Uttar Pradesh
b. Hemkund Gurudwara : Himachal Pradesh
c. Udayagiri Caves : Maharashtra
d. Amaravati Buddhist Stupa : Andhra Pradesh

13. Consider the following statements :
1. The Rajya Sabha alone has the power to declare that it would be in national interest for the Parliament to legislate with respect to a matter in the State
List.
2. Resolution approving the Proclamation of Emergency are passed only by the Lok Sabha.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

14. What is the name of the vessel that delivers the nutrient rich blood from the stomach & small intestine to the liver?
a. Left hepatic artery
b. Hepatic vein
c. Right hepatic artery
d. Hepatic portal vein

15. Consider the following statements with reference to human body :
1. The common bile duct release its contents into stomach.
2. The pancreatic duct releases its contents into duodenum.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2 

16. Assertion (A): ‘Balance of Payments’ represents a better picture of a country’s economic transactions with the rest of the world than the ‘Balance of Trade’. 

Reason (R) :
‘Balance of Payments’ takes into account the exchange of both visible and invisible items whereas ‘Balance of Trade’ does not.
a. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.
b. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true

17. Assertion (A): In India, every state has a High Court in its territory. 
Reason (R) :
The Constitution of Indiaprovides for a High Court in each state. 
a. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.
b. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false 
d. A is false but R is true

18. Assertion (A): To orbit around the Sun, the planet Mars takes lesser time than the time taken by the Earth. 
Reason (R) :
The diameter of the Planet Mars is less than that of the Earth.
a. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.
b. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true

19. Assertion (A): Cellulose is used in making shatter proof glass. 
Reason (R) :
Polysaccharides are not soluble in water.
a. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.
b. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true

20. Assertion (A): Muhammad bin Tughlaq issued a new gold coin which was called Dinar by Ibn Batutah. 
Reason (R) :
Muhammad bin Tughlaq wanted to issue token currency in gold coins to Promote trade with West Asian and North African countries.
a. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.
b. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true

21. Assertion (A): The percentage of net sown area in the total area of Andhra Pradesh is less as compared to that of West Bengal.
Reason (R) :
The soil of most of Andhra Pradesh is laterite.
a. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.
b. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true

22. Consider the following statements in respect of welfare schemes launched by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India “
1. Drinking water for rural areas in one of the components of the Bharat Nirman Plan.
2. In the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 there is a provision that the statutory minimum wage applicable to agriculture workers in the State has to be paid to the workers under the Act.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a. 1 only
b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

23. What does the 104th Constitution Amendment Bill relate to ?
a. Abolition of Legislative Councils in certain States
b. Introduction of dual citizenship for persons of Indian origin living outside India
c. Providing quota to socially and educationally backward classes in private educational institutions.
d. Providing quota for religious minorities in the services under the Central Government.

24. Which one of the following statements is correct ? 
Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBMA) concerns
a. fiscal deficit only
b. revenue deficit only
c. both fiscal and revenue deficit
d. neither fiscal deficit nor revenue deficit.

25. Consider the following statements : 
1. Petronet LNG Ltd. Is setting up another LNG terminal at Mangalore.
2. The Head Office of the Dredging Corporation of India is at Visakhapatnam.
3. The Narwapahar Mine is operated by the Uranium Corporation of Indian Limited.

Which of the statements given above are correct ?
a. 1, 2 and 3
b. 1 and 2, only
c. 2 and 3, only
d. 1 and 3, only

26. In which one of the following oceans is Diamantina Trench situated ?
a. Pacific Ocean
b. Atlantic Ocean
c. Indian Ocean
d. Arctic Ocean

27. What is Indo Next which was launched in January, 2005 ?
a. A new scheme to promote Indian tourism
b. A new scheme to promote export of Indian handicrafts
c. An association of the Non-Resident Indians to organize Pravasi Bhartiya Divas every year in India
d. An alternative trading platform being promoted by the Bombay Stock Exchange and Regional Stock Exchanges.

28. In which one of the following areas did the Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research make significant progress in the year
2005?
a. Reprocessing the uranium-plutonium mixed carbide fuel of the Fast Breeder test Reactor.
b. New applications of radioisotopes in metallurgy
c. A new technology for production of heavy water
d. A new technology for high level nuclear waste management.

29. Zayed bin Sultan-al-Nahyan was a long serving President of which of the following?
a. Oman
b. Kuwait
c. United Arab Emirates
d. Saudi Arabia

30. Which one of the following Indian banks is not a nationalized bank ?
a. Corporation Bank
b. Dena Bank
c. Federal bank
d. Vijaya Bank





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