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Model Test Paper ForCivil Services (Pre) Examination 2009

Model Test Paper ForCivil Services (Pre) Examination 2009

Model Test Paper ForCivil Services (Pre) Examination 2009

1.The UN Secretary General has asked nations to take special steps to reduce global food crisis. What suggestions he has given to overcome the problem of food crisis?

(A) Increase productivity limit of small holdings.

(B) Invest more in agricultural development research and technology transfer.

(C) Increase private sector investment and public funding in the field.

(1) Only (A)

(2) Only (B)

(3) Only (C)

(4) All (A), (B) and (C)

 

2. The government of India isplanning to release inflation figures based on revised

Wholesale Price Index (WPI). The base year for the

same will be:

(1) 2000-01

(2) 2002-03

(3) 2004-05

(4) 2005-06

 

3. J.P. Morgan has taken over the major stake of

the banking operations business of which of the following

US based banks recently?

(1) Bank of America

(2) Washington Mutual Inc.

(3) Lehman Brothers

(4) Wachovia Corporation

 

4. "India to depend on edible oil imports for 3-4

years. What at present is the total demand of edible

oil in India per annum approximately.?

(1) 4 mts. (2) 8 mts.

(3) 10 mts. (4) 13 mts.

.

5. The government of India has decided to hike

the support price of Agriculture Crops particularly

food crops. Why has government taken this decision?

(A) To help farmers in getting good value of their

products.

(B) To encourage cultivation of food crops in place

of sugarcane etc. which needs more water

input.

(C) Government wishes that farmers should not

export their products as it will create a shortage

in local markets.

(1) Only (A)

(2) Only (B)

(3) Only (C)

(4) Both (A) and (B) only

 

6. The government of India has asked various banks

to give their support to the implementation of the

"National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA)".

How can banks give their support for the same?

(A) By opening hassle-free savings bank account

of the beneficiaries.

(B) By providing job opportunities to the residents

of rural areas who are willing to work in banks.

(C) By providing financial support to various

schemes/projects taken up under the NREGA.

(1) Only (A)

(2) Only (B)

(3) Only (C)

(4) All (A), (B) and (C)

 

7. The US government has proposeda bailout package, which they thought, was able

to stabilize the faltering US financial system. What was

the volume of the bailout package?

(1) $ 100 billion

(2) $ 250 billion

(3) $ 500 billion

(4) $ 700 billion

 

8. Government of India is paying much attention

on sustainable growth these days. Which of the following

projects/schemes can be called as step(s) towards

sustainable growth?

(A) e-choupal initiative designed to enhance farm

productivity and provide market linkages to

the farmers.

(B) Social forestry which provide cumulative

employment to various people across forestrybased

industries.

(C) Renewable energy

(1) Only (A)

(2) Only (B)

(3) Only (C)

(4) Both (A) and (B) only

 

9. Which of the following is grown in the cold

climate of Kashmir?

(1) Coconut (2) Palm

(3) Saffron (4) Jute

 

10. Which of the following was India’s rank in

"Global Hunger Index for 2007"?

(1) 118th (2) 101st

(3) 94th (4) 90th

 

11. Which of the following banks has taken over

the Centurion Bank of Punjab recently?

(1) IDBI Bank

(2) ICICI Bank

(3) HDFC Bank

(4) Axis Bank

 

12. Which of the following organisations conduct

programmes for educational, vocational and occupational

development of socio-economically backward

and disadvantaged people in rural and urban areas in

India?

(1) Navodaya Vidyalayas

(2) Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS)

(3) Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas

(4) Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs)

 

13. Very often we hear about Financial Inclusion

these days. What is financial inclusion? [Choose the

correct statement(s)]

(A) Providing access to financial services

(banking/insurance) etc. to the weaker sections

of the society.

(B) Adequate and timely credit to vulnerable groups

at an affordable cost.

(C) To ensure that atleast 33% of the general

budget of each department/ministry goes to the

schemes/plans for weaker sections of the society.

(1) Only (A)

(2) Only (B)

(3) Only (C)

(4) Both (A) and (B) only

 

14. Which of the following is NOT a social sector

programme?

(1) Mid Day Meal Scheme

(2) Look East Policy

(3) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

(4) Kutir Jyoti

 

15. India recently signed four agreements for economic

cooperation, which will enhance the border trade

between the two nations (which is almost nil at present).

The name of this country is:

(1) Myanmar

(2) China

(3) Sri Lanka

(4) Bangladesh

 

16. The 11th Five Year plan aims at a growth rate

at which of the following levels?

(1) 8% (2) 9%

(3) 9.5% (4) 10%

 

17. Who amongst the following is the author of the

book "A Golden Age" which was in news recently?

(1) ) Tahmina Anam

(2) Anita Desai

(3) Salman Rushdie (4) Kiran Desai

 

8. The Ministers talk in Geneva (WTO) held in July

2008 was not successful. One of the reasons for the

same was that India did not reach on an agreement on

several issues with:

(1) China (2) Brazil

(3) Pakistan (4) USA

19. Which of the following is NOT an employment

generating programme of the government of India?

(1) NREGA (2) SGRY

(3) DPAP (4) TRYSEM

 

20. Which of the following groups represents the

two types of Inflation?

(1) Cost push Inflation—Demand pull Inflation

(2) Real Inflation—Artificial Inflation

(3) Total Inflation—Partial Inflation

(4) Wholesale price inflation—Purchasing power

parity inflation

 

21. Many surveys done in the last few years by

various government agencies have reported an increase

in the Rural Unemployment. What are the major causes

of increase in rural unemployment?

(A) Old methods of agriculture

(B) Dependence on monsoon for agricultural

activities

(C) Sharp increase in rural population

(1) Only (A)

(2) Only (B)

(3) Both (A) and (B) only

(4) Only (C)

 

22. Which of the following is NOT a plantation

crop?

(1) Coconut (2) Potato

(3) Oil Palm (4) Cashew

 

23. Which of the following terms is used in Rifle

Shooting?

(1) Bull’s eye (2) Smash

(3) Stroke (4) Trump

 

24. In our rural areas people are engaged in many

allied agricultural activities. Which of the following can

not be considered one such activity?

(1) Carpet Weaving Fisheries

(2) Diary farming

(3) Sheep Breeding

(4) Poultry farming

 

25. Ram Baran Yadav has taken over as the:

(1) President of Nepal

(2) Prime Minister of Nepal

(3) Governor of Assam

(4) Governor of Manipur

 

26. Which programme was launched to provide

housing to rural people?

(1) Indira Awas Yojana

(2) Slum Development Yojana

(3) Adarsh Basti Programme

(4) Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojana

 

27. Which of the following is not a part of Bulk

Imports in our country?

(1) Fertilizers

(2) Iron and Steel

(3) Handicrafts

(4) Edible Oil

 

28. Which of the following will be considered as an

advance to Priority Sector by the banks?

(1) Credit to farmers for agricultural purposes

(2) Loan to a group of doctors to establish a

hospital in a city

(3) Loan to a sick mill owner

(4) Loans given to purchase houses in posh colonies

 

29. Which of the following is NOT a part of the 20

Point Programme adopted by the government of India

in 2006?

(1) Garibi Hatao

(2) Sabke Liye Apna Ghar/Apni car

(3) Jan Shakti

(4) Jan Jan Ka Swasthya

 

30. India recently decided to hike the "Development

Assistance" to which of the following war-torn

countries by US $ 450 million?

(1) Nepal (2) Myanmar

(3) Afghanistan (4) Pakistan

 

31. The 15th SAARC Summit was organized in

August 2008 in:

(1) India (2) Pakistan

(3) Nepal (4) Sri Lanka

 

32. Which of the following schemes is NOT

launched to provide any type of employment to

beneficiaries?

(1) Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana

(2) Mid Day Meal Scheme

(3) National Food for Work Programme

(4) Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana

 

33. The theme of which of the following Summit

was "Meeting Global Challenges Through Innovative

Cooperation"?

(1) Summit of Eight Islamic Development Countries

(2) SAARC

(3) NATO

(4) European Union

 

34. The beneficiaries of which of the following

schemes are now covered under "Janshree Bima

Yojana"?

(1) NREGA

(2) Old Age Pension Scheme

(3) Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana

(4) Swarna Jayanti Gram Rozgar Yojana

 

35. Service Sector in India is about what percentage

of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?

(1) 30% (2) 40%

(3) 54% (4) 48%

 

36. Who amongst the following won the "India

Open Grand Prix Badminton Championship" held in

April 2008?

(1) Thailand (2) India

(3) England (4) China

 

37. Who was given "Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Award" for 2007 recently?

(1) Abhinav Bindra

(2) Sania Mirza

(3) Sachin Tendulkar

(4) M.S. Dhoni

 

38. Right to Education Bill envisages to provide

free education to the children of the age group of:

(1) 6-14 years

(2) Upto 3 years

(3) Upto 5 years

(4) Upto 6 years

 

39. The 34th National Game (in 2009) will be

organized in:

(1) Goa

(2) Maharashtra

(3) West Bengal

(4) Jharkhand

 

40. The "Global Tobacco Epidemic 2008" report

was prepared by World Health Organisation recently.

Which of the following countries, as given in the report,

has maximum number of smokers in the world?

(1) India

(2) China

(3) United Kingdom

(4) USA

 

41. Silvio Berlusconi whose name was in news

recently is the:

(1) President of Italy

(2) Prime Minister of Italy

(3) President of Germany

(4) Prime Minister of France

 

42. Who amongst the following crossed 5000 runs

milestone in test cricket recently?

(1) Virendra Sehwag

(2) Harbhajan Singh

(3) Anil Kumble

(4) M.S. Dhoni

 

43. National Judicial Council is headed by whom

amongst the following?

(1) Chief Justice of India

(2) President of India

(3) Vice President of India

(4) Speaker of the Lok Sabha

(5) Union Law Minister

 

44. Who amongst the following won the "Best

Booker Prize" given away recently?

(1) Salman Rushdie

(2) Shobha De

(3) Kiran Desai

(4) Vikram Seth

 

45. The money which Govt. of India spends on the development of infrastructure in country comes from which of the following sources ? [Pick up the correct statement (s)]

(a) Loan from World Bank/ADB etc.

(b) Taxes collected from the people.

(c) Loan from the RBI.

(1) Only a

(2) Only b

(3) Only c

(4) All a, b and c

 

 

46. Who amongst the following has taken over as

the Chairman of the National Film Development Corporation

(NFDC)?

(1) Anupam Kher (2) Om Puri

(3) Amir Khan (4) Javed Akhtar

 

47. The US Open Mixed Doubles 2008 was won by

the pair of:

(1) Roger Federer—Serena Williams

(2) Leander Paes—Serena Williams

(3) Sania Mirza—Leander Paes

(4) Cara Black—Leander Paes

 

48. Dayana Mendoza who was adjudged Miss Universe

2008 is a citizen of:

(1) Britain (2) China

(3) Russia (4) Venezuela

 

49. Who amongst the following was honoured by

"Best Parliamentarian of the Year Award"?

(1) Sushma Swaraj

(2) Rahul Gandhi

(3) Priyaranjan Dasmunsi

(4) Kamal Nath

 

50. Who amongst the following was given

Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation

and Peace 2008?

(1) Nelson Mandela

(2) Pushpakamal Dahal Prachanda

(3) Sonia Gandhi

(4) L.K. Advani

 

51. Which one of the following Districts of Andhra

Pradesh is considered as the "Hub of Fresh Fish

Farming"?

(1) Nellore (2) Guntur

(3) Krishna (4) Godavari

 

52. Which one of the following Agro-food sector in

India has "Highest Level of Processing" (percentage of

total production)?

(1) Fruits and Vegetables

(2) Milk and Milk Products

(3) Buffalo Meat

(4) Poultry Product

 

53. The Central Cattle Breeding Farm is producing

"HFX Tharparkar Crossbred Bulls" for breeding purpose

in India.

(1) Andeshnagar (U.P.)

(2) Dhamrod (Gujarat)

(3) Hassergatha (Karnataka)

(4) Suratgarh (Rajasthan)

 

54. Which one of the following statements in FALSE ?

(A) The special rubber tyres of air craft are made slightly conducting

(B) The blue waves scattered more than violet waves of light so that the sky appears blue not violet

(C) A comb run through one’s wet hair does not attract small bits of paper

(D) Vehicles carrying inflammable material usually have metallic ropes touching the ground.

 

55. Assertion (A) : In orographic nature of rainfall, the windward slope of a mountain range gets more rainfall than the lea ward slope.

Reason (R) : The warm and humid air that descends down the slope get warmed up and dry.

Codes :

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

(B) Both (A) and (R) are 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.

 

56. During which period did the domestication of plants and animals take place ?

(A) Paleolithic period

(B) Mesolithic period

(C) Neolithic period

(D) Dark age

 

57. What is the main occupation of Eskimos ?

(A) Summer cultivation

(B) Winter woodwork

(C) Fishing and Hunting

(D) Handicrafts

 

 

58. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?

(A) Masai — Matagonia

(B) Kirghiz — Kazakhstan

(C) Melanesians — Malaysia

(D) Pygmies — Tanzania

 

59. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists—

List-I (Tribe)

(a) Jarwa

(b) Todas

(c) Angami

(d) Saura

List-II (Occupation)

1. Shifting cultivation

2. Terraced cultivation

3. Pastoral

4. Food gathering

Codes :

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 3 4 1 2

(B) 4 3 1 2

(C) 4 3 2 1

(D) 3 4 2 1

 

60. Consider the following statements and select correct answer from the codes given below—

Assertion (A) : The population of the world has experienced an unprecedented growth during the 20th Century.

Reason (R) : Rapid advances in medical technology reduced death rate of population very significantly during the 20th

Century.

Codes :

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

(B) Both (A) and (R) are 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.

 

61. Consider the following statement and select correct answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : When British Rule ended in India, many Anglo-Indians migrated to Australia.

Reason (R) : Some migrations are caused by religious attraction.

Codes :

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

(B) Both (A) and (R) are 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.

 

62. Consider the following statement and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

Assertion (A) : The boundary marking the termination of tree growth is known as timber line.

Reason (R) : Its location is determined by the amount of moisture, exposure, evaporation and depth of snow.

Codes :

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

(B) Both (A) and (R) are 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.

 

63. In India, the problem of soil erosion is associated with—

1. Excessive rainfall

2. Deforestation

3. Excessive Cultivation

4. Overgrazing

Codes :

(A) 1 and 2 are correct

(B) 1, 2 and 3 are correct

(C) 2, 3 and 4 are correct

(D) 2 and 4 are correct

 

64. Consider the following statement and select correct answer from the codes given below—

Assertion (A) : Offshore fishing in Malabar coast is more developed than that in the Coromandel coast.

Reason (R) : Malabar coast has better facilities to export sea fish to African countries.

Codes :

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

(B) Both (A) and (R) are 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.

 

65. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists—

List-I (Cattle Breed)

(a) Gir

(b) Alambadi

(c) Dangi

(d) Deoni

List-II (State)

1. Tamil Nadu

2. Maharashtra

3. Gujarat

4. Andhra Pradesh

Codes :

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 1 2 3 4

(B) 2 3 4 1

(C) 3 1 4 2

(D) 3 1 2 4

 

66. Consider the following statement and select correct answer from the codes given below—

Assertion (A) : Indian agriculture is no longer the gamble of the monsoons.

Reason (R) : There is recent expansion of dry land farming in India.

Codes :-

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

(B) Both (A) and (R) are 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.

 

 

67.. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists—

List-I (Name of Crop)

(a) Rice

(b) Jowar

(c) Jute

(d) Coffee

List-II (State Growing)

1. Maharashtra

2. Orissa

3. Karnataka

4. West Bengal

Codes :

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 1 2 3 4

(B) 2 3 4 1

(C) 3 4 1 2

(D) 2 1 4 3

 

68. Which of the following dams has generation of power more than irrigation as its main aim ?

(A) Gandhi Sagar

(B) Hirakud

(C) Periyar

(D) Tunghabhadra

 

69. Consider the following—

1. Hematite

2. Magnetite

3. Limonite

4. Siderite

Which of the above are iron ore ?

(A) 1 and 2 only

(B) 1, 2 and 3 only

(C) 1, 2 and 4 only

(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

70. Which Government agency is responsible for mapping and exploration of minerals in India ?

(A) Survey of India

(B) Geological Survey of India

(C) Minerals Development Corporation

(D) Indian School of Mines

 

71. Which one of the following is not a source of geothermal energy ?

(A) Hot Geyser

(B) Hot Spring

(C) Coal

(D) Volcano

 

72 Malvika Steel Plant, the first fully integrated steel plant in North, India, was set up in—

(A) Bihar

(B) Himachal Pradesh

(C) Uttar Pradesh

(D) Punjab

 

73. The following countries are the major trading partners of India. Using codes given below their names, put these countries in sequential order of their share in total trade of India—

1. U.S.A.

2. China

3. Hong Kong

4. United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Codes :

(A) 1, 4, 3 and 2

(B) 2, 1, 4 and 3

(C) 4, 3, 1 and 2

(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

74. Which one of the following public sector agencies in India is not associated with promotion of international trade ?

(A) State Trading Corporation (STC)

(B) Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation (MMTC)

(C) Projects and Equipment Corporation of India (PEC)

(D) Indian Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited (IDPL)

 

75. Consider the following statement and select correct answer from the codes given below—

Assertion (A) : The Rajasthan desert is covered with shifting sand dunes.

Reason (R) : For want of rain and surface flowing of water, the work of wind is felt everywhere.

Codes :

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

(B) Both (A) and (R) are 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.

 

76. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists—

List-I (Summit)

(a) Dodabetta

(b) Nanda Devi

(c) Amarkantak

(d) Guru Sikhar

List-II (Mountain Range)

A. Nilgiri Hills

B. Himalaya Mountains

C. Aravali Range

a b c

1.A B C

2.B A C

3.C A B

4.B C A

 

77. Match the following features of Indian Constitution and their sources—

List-I

(a) Bill of Right and Judicial Review.

(b) Parliamentary System of Democracy.

(c) Directive Principles.

(d) Residuary Powers with Centre.

List-II

1. England

2. Ireland

3. U.S.A.

4. Canada

Codes :

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 4 1 2 3

(B) 1 2 3 4

(C) 3 4 2 1

(D) 3 1 2 4

78. Which one of the following diagrams shows the direction and duration of wind ?

(A) Cartogram

(B) Climogram

(C) Ergograph

(D) Star diagram

 

79. June 21 is the longest day of the year for those living in the Northern hemisphere. What is the shortest day of the year for those living in the Southern hemisphere ?

(A) March 21

(B) September 21

(C) December 21

(D) June 21

 

80. Which one of the following countries is not a founder member of OPEC ?

(A) Algeria

(B) Kuwait

(C) Iraq

(D) Iran

 

81. Bar is a unit of which one of the following ?

(A) Force

(B) Energy

(C) Pressure

(D) Frequency

 

82. With which one of the following countries, India shares maximum length of the border ?

(A) Bangladesh

(B) Pakistan

(C) China

(D) Nepal

 

83. Consider the following statements—

1. Doris Lessing becomes the oldest person to win the Nobel prize in Literature (2007).

2. She is a school dropout.

3. Jane Moor is the pseudonym of Doris Lessing.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

(A) 1 only

(B) 1 and 2 only

(C) 2 and 3 only

(D) 1, 2 and 3

 

84. Liberhan Commission has been appointed to deal with which one of the following ?

(A) Anti-Sikh Riots, 1984

(B) Demolition of Babri Masjid

(C) Godhra Incident

(D) Mumbai Communal Riots

 

85. Which one of the following industries is not recommended by Investment Commission as National Thrust Area ?

(A) Tourism

(B) Information Technology

(C) Agro-processing

(D) Textiles

 

86. The Kyoto Protocol commits the developed nations, including economies in transition to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by which one of the following during the years 2008-2012 ?

(A) An average of 4% below 1990 levels

(B) An average of 5% below 2000 levels

(C) An average of 4•2% below 2000 levels

(D) An average of 5•2% below 1990 levels

 

87. According to the provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act, 2003 and FRBM Rules, 2004, the Government is under obligation to present three statements before the Parliament

along with the Annual Budget.

Which one of the following is not one of them ?

(A) Macroeconomic Framework Statement

(B) Fiscal Policy Strategy Statement

(C) Medium-term Fiscal Policy Statement

(D) Statement showing Shortterm Fiscal Policy

 

88. What is an ECO-MARK ?

(A) A scheme for labeling pollution-free industrial unit

(B) A scheme for labeling environment friendly consumer product

(C) A cost-effective production technique

(D) An international certification recognizing eco-friendly building

 

89. Which among the following is the oldest board under the Department of Commerce ?

(A) The Rubber Board

(B) The Tea Board

(C) The Coffee Board

(D) The Tobacco Board

 

90. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?

(A) Fiat — Italy

(B) Nissan — Japan

(C) Toyota — Japan

(D) Hyundai — Germany

 

91. Consider the following statements—

1. At the time of independence, the Government of India followed the calendar based on Saka era.

2. The National Calendar commenced on Chaitra 1 Saka, 1879 corresponding to 22 March 1957 A.D.

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

 

92. The Sun Temple of Konark was built by Narasimhadeva 1. To which dynasty did he belong to ?

(A) Somavamsi dynasty

(B) Imperial Ganga dynasty

(C) Suryavamsi Gajapati dynasty

(D) Bhoi dynasty

 

93. Which of the following is a rich source of energy ?

(A) Protein

(B) Lipid

(C) Carbohydrate

(D) Vitamin

94. In human body, what is the number of cervical vertebrae ?

(A) 5

(B) 7

(C) 8

(D) 12

 

95. The terms Lubb and Dubb relate to which one of the following ?

(A) Heart

(B) Eyes

(C) Teeth

(D) Lungs

96. In normal adult human, what is the rate of heartbeat per minute ?

(A) 72–80

(B) 70–75

(C) 80–97

(D) 82–87

 

97. Which one of the following is considered as the easily digestible source of protein ?

(A) Egg albumin

(B) Soyabean

(C) Fish flesh

(D) Red meat

 

98. Which of the following plants is not capable of manufacturing own food ?

(A) Algae

(B) Mushroom

(C) Carrot

(D) Cabbage

 

99. Which one of the following peaks is the highest ?

(A) Nanda Devi

(B) Kanchenjunga

(C) Godwin Austen

(D) Nanga Parbat

 

100. Which one of the following is the correct order in which the following cities are located from West to East ?

 

(A) Alwar – Gorakhpur – Ranchi – Bhagalpur

(B) Bhagalpur – Ranchi – Alwar – Gorakhpur

(C) Ranchi – Alwar – Bhagalpur – Gorakhpur

(D) Gorakhpur – Bhagalpur – Ranchi – Alwar

101. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?

Country / Currency

(A) Myanmar / Baht

(B) Thailand / Kyat

(C) Cambodia / Riel

(D) Vietnam / Rupiah

 

102. Which waterway separates India from Sri Lanka ?

(A) Eight Degree Channel

(B) Palk Strait

(C) Ten Degree Channel

(D) Andaman Sea

 

103. Which one of the following countries is not a UN member country ?

(A) Greece

(B) Taiwan

(C) Portugal

(D) Australia

 

104. Consider the following statements—

The South-West Monsoon originates in India due to—

1. low pressure in the Punjab plain

2. high pressure in areas South of India

3. equatorial low being filled up by descending air current

4. the Himalayas

Which of the statements given above are correct ?

(A) 1 and 4 only

(B) 1 and 2 only

(C) 1 and 3 only

(D) 2 and 4 only

 

105. Which one of the following iron and steel plants was established with the British collaboration ?

(A) Bhilai

(B) Rourkela

(C) Bokaro

(D) Durgapur

 

106. Which of the following divides India into Northern and Southern parts ?

(A) Equator

(B) Tropic of Cancer

(C) Tropic of Capricorn

(D) Arctic Circlc

 

107. Which one of the following is the oldest oil refinery in India ?

(A) Haldia

(B) Koyali

(C) Digboi

(D) Mathura

 

108. Consider the following events—

1. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

2. Second Civil Disobedience Movement

3. Congress Split at Surat

4. Boycott of Simon Commission

Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the above events ?

(A) 3, 1, 4, 2

(B) 1, 4, 2, 3

(C) 4, 2, 3, 1

(D) 2, 3, 1, 4

 

109. The characteristic odour of Garlic is due to which one of the following ?

(A) Chlorine - containing compounds

(B) Fluorine - containing compounds

(C) Nitrogen - containing compounds

(D) Sulphur - containing compounds

 

110. What does airbag, used for safety of car driver, contain ?

(A) Sodium bicarbonate

(B) Sodium Azide

(C) Sodium nitrite

(D) Sodium peroxide

 

111. Which colour of heat radiation represents the highest temperature ?

(A) Blood red

(B) Dark cherry

(C) Salmon

(D) White

 

112. Which one of the following is correct ?

A concrete wall generally.

(A) Only reflects sound

(B) Only absorbs sound

(C) Only transmits sound

(D) Absorbs and transmits sound

 

113. What would be the best choice for window material to keep the outside heat away ?

(A) Single-pane glass

(B) Double-pane glass without a gap in between

(C) Double-pane glass with water filled in between

(D) Double-pane glass with air in between

 

114. Who gave the first evidence of the Big-Bang theory ?

(A) Edwin Hubble

(B) Albert Einstein

(C) S. Chandrasekhar

(D) Stephen Hawking

 

115. Why is it difficult to see through fog ?

(A) Rays of light suffer total internal reflection from the fog droplets

(B) Rays of light are scattered by the fog droplets

(C) Fog droplets absorb light

(D) The refractive index of fog is extremely high

 

Directions—(116-119) In the following questions, each items consists of two statements, one labeled as ‘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 code given below—

Codes :

(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

116. Assertion (A) : Steam is more harmful for human body than the boiling water in case of born.

Reason (R) : Boiling water contains more heat than steam.

 

 

117. Assertion (A) : Red Blood Cells burst when placed in water.

Reason (R) : Due to osmosis, water enters into Red Blood Cells.

 

 

118. Assertion (A) : The percentage of the earth’s surface covered by India is 2•4%.

Reason (R) : On the Mercator’s map of the world, India is shown much smaller than Canada.

 

119. Assertion (A) : An award made by a Lok Adalat is deemed to be a decree of a Civil Court.

Reason (R) : Award of Lok Adalat is final and binding on all parties and no appeal lies against thereto before any court.

 

120. Match the following features of Indian Constitution and their sources—

List-I

(a) Bill of Right and Judicial Review.

(b) Parliamentary System of Democracy.

(c) Directive Principles.

(d) Residuary Powers with Centre.

List-II

1. England

2. Ireland

3. U.S.A.

4. Canada

Codes :

(a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) 4 1 2 3

(B) 1 2 3 4

(C) 3 4 2 1

(D) 3 1 2 4

121. What are the essential elements of the State ?

(A) Population, Territory, Constitution, Power

(B) Population, Territory, Government, Sovereignty

(C) Population, Territory, Political Party, Sovereignty

(D) Population, Power, Authority, Sovereignty

 

122. Which of the following Theories of Origin of State is more appropriate and reliable as it is based on scientific base ?

(A) Divine Origin of State

(B) Force Theory

(C) Evolutionary Theory

(D) Social Contract Theory

 

123. Marxism believes that the State is—

(A) social welfare organization

(B) a necessary evil

(C) an instrument of exploitation

(D) an essentially good

 

124. In the Indian Constitution the word secularism means—

(A) State has a religion of its own

(B) State has nothing to do with religion

(C) State has irreligious

(D) State tolerates religion without professing any particular religion

 

125. Who presides over the Joint Session of the two Houses of the Parliament ?

(A) President of India

(B) Speaker of Lok-Sabha

(C) Prime Minister

(D) Leader of Ruling Party

 

21. Which of the following technique is not adopted by the Pressure Groups ?

(A) Gherao

(B) Lobbying

(C) Propaganda

(D) Directly Contesting Election

 

127. The United Nations is financed by—

(A) The contribution from the Member-States

(B) Switzerland

(C) Russia

(D) America

 

128. Which one of the following welfare ideals is not found in the list of Directive Principles ?

(A) Compulsory Primary Education

(B) Equal Pay for equal work

(C) Promoting Health Services

(D) Compulsory Employment

 

129. Which Amendment was passed for Private Reservation Bill on December 2005 ?

(A) 102

(B) 103

(C) 104

(D) 105

 

130. The 6th Schedule of Constitution is not applied on the State—

(A) Assam

(B) Meghalaya

(C) Tripura

(D) Manipur

 

131. ‘Politics is struggle for power’ is said by—

(A) Marganthau

(B) Kwisy Right

(C) Sprout

(D) Thomson

132. Khilafat Movement subsided because of—

(A) The concession given to the Muslim by the British

(B) The accession of Kamal Pasha to the throne of Turkey

(C) The understanding reached between the Congress and the Muslim League

(D) None of the above

 

133. The concept of ‘Rule of Law’ was given by—

(A) A.V. Dicey

(B) Laski

(C) Austin

(D) Maciver

 

134. The centre-point of International Relations is—

(A) Struggle

(B) Power

(C) National Interest

(D) None of the above

 

135. Who is known as a ‘Prophet of empty liberty’ ?

(A) Bentham

(B) Mill

(C) Laski

(D) Maciver

 

136. Which is not a key feature of State ?

(A) State is sovereign

(B) The State is an exercise in legislation

(C) The State is an instrument of domination

(D) The State is not a territorial association

 

137. Who made the statement "State is prior to individual" ?

(A) Plato

(B) Aristotle

(C) Cicero

(D) Augustine

 

138. Who said that imperialism is the highest stage of capitalism ?

(A) Lenin

(B) Stalin

(C) Mao

(D) Marx

 

139. An Estimate Committee is—

(A) Permanent

(B) Temporary

(C) Both

(D) None of these

 

140. Which Political Scientist gave a new dimension to the concept of Justice, Liberalism and Equality ?

(A) John Rawls

(B) Arthur Bentley

(C) Karl Marx

(D) Hans Morgenthau

 

141. According to Kautilya, ‘Trivarg’ includes

(A) Arth-Kama-Dharma

(B) Arth-Kama-Moksha

(C) Dharma-Artha-Moksha

(D) Arth-Dharma-Moksha

 

142. Which Article of the Constitution defines the duties of Chief Minister ?

(A) Article 163

(B) Article 164

(C) Article 166

(D) Article 167

 

143. Which one of the following are the devices of democracy which are commonly practised in modern times ?

1. Widening of the Electorate.

2. Frequent Election.

3. Local Self Government.

4. Responsibility of the Government to the majority party.

Select correct answers from the following—

(A) 1 and 2

(B) 2 and 3

(C) 1, 2 and 3

(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

144. In which part of the Constitution proclaims India to be a welfare State ?

(A) Part III

(B) Part IV

(C) Part IX

(D) Part VI

 

145. Which of the following included in the State list in the Constitution of India ?

1. Police

2. Law and order

3. Prisons

4. Criminal Procedure Code

Choose correct answers from the code given below—

(A) 1, 2 and 3

(B) 1, 2 and 4

(C) 1, 3 and 4

(D) 2, 3 and 4

 

146. Which of the following are not matched properly ?

(A) Mahatma Gandhi–Non-cooperation Movement

(B) Vinoba Bhave–Bhoodan

(C) M. N. Roy–Partyless Democracy

(D) J. L. Nehru–Democratic Socialism

 

147. Which U.S. Resolution proposed the ‘STAR-WARS’ programme ?

(A) Nixon

(B) Kennedy

(C) Reagan

(D) Bush

 

 

148. Consider the following statement and select correct answer from the codes given below—

Assertion (A) : The islands along the mid Atlantic Ridge are highly prone to volcanic activity.

Reason (R) : T




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