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Thursday, February 11, 2010

4-General Studies Preliminary Examination Question Papers 2009

76. Consider the following statements:
  1. Infant mortality takes into account the death of infants within a month after birth
  2. Infant mortality rate is the number of infant deaths in a particular year per 100 live births during that year
Which of the aob statements is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
77. If a Panchayat is dissoved, elections are to be held within
  1. 1 month
  2. 3 months
  3. 6 months
  4. 1 year 
78. Consider the following statements:
  1. The Governor of Punjab is concurrently the Administrator of Chandigarh
  2. The Governor of Kerala is concurrently the Administrator of Lakshadweep
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
79. Consider the following pairs


Organization Location of Headquarters
1.
Asian Development Bank
Tokyo
2.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
Singapore
3.
Association of South East Asian Nations
Bangkok

          Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 3 only
80. With reference to the United Nations, consider the following statements:
  1. The Economic and Social Council of UN consists of 24 member States
  2. It is elected by a 2/3rd majority of the General Assembly for a 3-year term
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
81. In which one of the following places is the Shompen tribe found?
  1. Nilgiri Hills
  2. Nicobar Islands
  3. Spiti Valley
  4. Lakshadweep Islands
82. Consider the following statements:
  1. The Advocate General of a state in India is appointed by the President of India upon the recommendation of the Governor of the concerned state
  2. As provided in the Civil Procedure Code, High Courts have original, appellate and advisory jurisdiction at the state level
Which of the statements given above is/are true?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Niether 1 nor 2
83. In India, the first Municipal Corporation was set up in which one among the following?
  1. Calcutta
  2. Madras
  3. Bombay
  4. Delhi
84. With reference to Lok Adalats, consider the following statements:
  1. An award made by a Lok Adalat is deemed to be a decree of a civil court and no appeal lies against thereto
  2. Matrimonial/Family disputes are not covered under Lok Adalats
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
85. With reference to the Union government, consider the following statements:
  1. The Constitution of India provides that all Cabinet Ministers shall be compulsorily the sitting members of the Lok Sabha only
  2. The Union Cabinet Secretariat operates under the direction of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
86. Which one of the following constitutional amendments states that the total number of ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Council of Ministers shall not exceed fifteen percent of the total members of the House of the People?
  1. 90th
  2. 91st
  3. 92nd
  4. 93rd
87. Consider the following statements:
  1. Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) was set up during the Prime Ministership of Lal Bahadur Shastri
  2. The Members for CAT are drawn from both judicial and administrative streams
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
88. With reference to the Union Government, consider the following statements:
  1. The number of Ministries at the Centre on 15 August 1947 was 18
  2. The number of Ministries at present is 36
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
89. Consider the following statements:
  1. The first telegraph line in India was laid between Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and Diamond Harbour
  2. The first Export Processing Zone in India was set up in Kandla
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
90. Which one of the following Union Ministries implements the Catagena Protocol on Biosafety?
  1. Ministry of Science and Technology
  2. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  3. Ministry of Environment and Forests
  4. Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizer
91. Where is the headquarters of the Animal Welfare Board of India located?
  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Chennai
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Kolkata
92. Consider the following statements regarding Indian Planning:
  1. The Second Five-Year Pland emphasised the establishment of heavy industries
  2. The Third Five-Year Plan introduced the concept of import substitution as a strategy for industrialiasation
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
93. Consider the following statements:
  1. The National School of Drama was set up by the Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1959
  2. The highest honour conferred by the Sahitya Akademi on a writer is by electing him its Fellow
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
94. With reference to the Union Government, consider the following statements:
  1. The Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are created by the Prime Minister on the advice of the Cabinet Secretary
  2. Each of the Ministries is assigned to a Minister by the President of India on the recommendation of the Prime Minister
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2
95. A person has 4 coins each of different denomination. What is the number of different sums of money the person can form (using one or more coins)?
  1. 16
  2. 15
  3. 12
  4. 11
96. How many numbers lie between 300 and 500 in which 4 comes only one time?
  1. 99
  2. 100
  3. 110
  4. 120
97. How many letters of the English alphabet (capitals) appear the same when looked at in a mirror?
  1. 9
  2. 10
  3. 11
  4. 12
98. How many three-digit numbers can be generated from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 such that the digits are in ascending order?
  1. 80
  2. 81
  3. 83
  4. 84
99. There are four persons A, B, C and D; and A has some coins. A gave half of the coins to B and 4 more besides. B gave half of the coins to C and 4 more besides. C gave half of the coins to D and 4 more besides. Both B and D end up with the same number of coins. How many coins did A have originally?
  1. 96
  2. 84
  3. 72
  4. 64
100. While adding the first few continuous natural numbers, a candidate missed one of the numbers and wrote the answer as 177. What was the number missed?
  1. 11
  2. 12
  3. 13
  4. 14

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