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## IAS Prelims Previous Year Paper General Studies (2006) 2

IAS Prelims Previous Year Paper General Studies (2006) 2

# IAS Prelims Previous Year Paper General Studies (2006)2

31. In which state is the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development located ?
b. Karnataka
d. Uttranchal

32. Who among the following is a Hindustani classical singer ?
a. Geeta Chandran
b. Leela Samson
c. Gangubai Hangal
d. Swapnasundari

33. Other than India and China, which of the following groups of countries border Myanmar ?
b. Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia
c. Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia

34. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
Well-known Place Country
a. Baikonour : Russia
b. Kourou : French Guiana
c. Borobudar : Indonesia
d. Cannes : France

35. Through which one of the following groups of countries does the Equator pass?
a. Brazil, Zambia and Malaysia
b. Colombia, Kenya and Indonesia
c. Brazil, Sudan and Malaysia
d. Venezuela, Ethiopia and Indonesia

36. From north towards South, which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given rivers in India ?
a. Shyok - Spiti - Zaskar - Satluj
b. Shyok - Zaskar - Spiti - Satluj
c. Zaskar - Shyok - Satluj - Spiti
d. Zaskar - Satluj - Shyok - Spiti

37. What is the approximate mean velocity with which the Earth moves round the Sun in its orbit ?
a. 20 km/s
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b. 30 km/s
c. 40 km/s
d. 50 km/s

38. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List – I
(Finding/Invention/ Calculation)
A. Time Taken by the Earth to orbit the
Sun
B. Calculation of the value of (‘pi’)
C. Invention of the digit zero
D. The game of snakes and ladders

List – II
(Ancient Indian Scholar)
1. Aryabhatta
3. Budhayana
4. Gyandev

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

39. Which of the following is not correctly matched ?
Prominent Indian Writer : Language
a. Raja Rao : Telugu
b. Gobind Trimbuk Deshpande : Marathi
c. Subramaniyam Bharati : Tamil
d. Tara Shankar Joshi : Gujarati

40. What was the main reason for which Niger was in the news in recent times?
a. Many deaths due to AIDS
b. Fierce civil war
c. Intense fighting with Algeria
d. Famine and starvation

41. Consider the following statements :
1. Meningococcal Meningitis is transmitted from person to person by mosquito bites.
2. Vomiting and neck pain are two of the symptoms of Meningococcal meningitis.

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

42. Consider the following statements :
1. In India, during the financial year 2004-2005 an increase of below 10% over the value of exports (in rupee terms) in the financial year 2003-2004 was reported.
2. According to the WTO, India’s share in the world merchandise exports 2% in the year 2005.

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

43. Which one of the following countries is not a member of the Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS) ?
a. Armenia
b. Belarus
c. Estonia
d. Georgia

44. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List–I
(Author)
A. Amartya Sen
B. Bimal Jalan
C. Arundhati Roy
D. Mani Shankar

List–II
(Book)
1. An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire
2. The Argumentative Indian
3. The Future of India
4. Confessions of a Secular Fundamental

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

45. A watch showed a time of fourteen minutes past nine (9 hrs and 14 minutes). The positions of the hour-hand and the minute-hand of the watch are exactly interchanged. The new time shown by the watch is closes to which one of the following ?
a. Twelve minutes to three
b. Thirteen minutes to three
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c. Fourteen minutes to three
d. Fifteen minutes to three

46. Consider the following statements :
1. The agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) came into effect from 1st December, 2005.
2. As per SAFTA agreement terms, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have to decrease their custom duties to the level of 0 to 5 percent by the year 2013.

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

47. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
Recent Scientific Achievement : Country
a. Creating the World’s first mouse : United Kingdom
b. Cloning a human embryo for the first time : Germany
c. Guiding a spacecraft for Collision with a comet : United States of America
d. Landing a spacecraft on an asteroid : Japan

48. Which one among the following is not a good source of nutritional calcium ?
a. Rice
b. Ragi
c. Skimmed milk
d. Egg

49. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched ?
Inventor Invention
1. Christopher Cockerell : Hovercraft
2. David Bushnell : Submarine
3. J.C. Perrier : Steamship

Select the correct answer using the code given below :
a. 1, 2 and 3
b. 1 and 2, only
c. 2 and 3, only
d. 1 and 3, only

50. Which one among the following commissions was set up in pursuance of a definite provision under an Article of the Constitution of India ?
a. University Grants commission
b. National Human Rights Commission
c. Election Commission
d. Central Vigilance Commission

51. Who among the following wrote “The Communist Manifesto” along with Karl Marx ?
a. Emile Durkheim
b. Friedrich Engels
c. Robert Owen
d. Max Weber

52. Which portfolio was held by Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the Interim Government formed in the year 1946 ?
a. Defence
b. External Affairs and Commonwealth
c. Food and Agriculture
d. None

53. Who among the following was presented with the Sangeet Natak Akadami Ratna Award, 2005 for her lifetime achievement in dance ?
a. Chandralekha
b. Tanjavur Balasaraswati
c. Uma Sharma
d. Yamini Krishnamurthy

54. Which one of the following countries is the first country in the world to propose a carbon tax for its people to the address global warming ?
a. Australia
b. Germany
c. Japan
d. New Zealand

55. Consider the following statements :
1. A person who has held office as a permanent as a permanent Judge of a High Court cannot plead or act in any court or before any authority in India except the Supreme Court.
2. A person is not qualified for appointment as a Judge of a High Court in India unless he has for at least five years held a judicial office in the territory of India.

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

56. Each of 8 identical balls is to be placed in the squares shown in the figure given above in a horizontal direction such that one horizontal row contains 6 balls and the other horizontal row contains 2 balls. In how many maximum different ways can this be done ?
a. 38
b. 28
c. 16
d. 14

57. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
a. Slovenia : Bratislava
b. Seychelles : Victoria
c. Sierra Leone : Freetown
d. Uzbekistan : Tashkent

58. Who is Wole Soyinka ?
a. A well-known economist
b. A well-known football player
c. A well-known industrialist owning steel plants in many parts of the world.
d. A novel Prize winner for literature.

59. Consider the following statements :
1. Length of a terrestrial mile is lesser than that of a nautical mile.
2. Harmattan is a dusty land-wind of the East African Coast.
3. Greece and Albania from a part of the Iberian Peninsula.

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

60. In a tournament each of the participants was to play one match against each of the  other participants. 3 players fell ill after each of them had played three matches and had to leave the tournament. What was the total number of participants at the beginning, if the total number of matches played was 75 ?
a. 8
b. 10
c. 12
d. 15

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