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General Studies question paper 2001 with answer

Question Paper (2001)


1. Consider the following statements:
  1. Most magmas are a combination of liquid, solid and gas.
  2. Water vapour and carbon dioxide are the principal gases dissolved in magma.
  3. Basaltic magma is hotter than the silicic magma.
  4. The magma solidified between sedimentary rocks in a horizontal position is known as dike.
Which of these statements are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3     (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1 and 4        (d) 1, 2 and 4
2. Consider the following schemes launched by the Union Government:
  1. Antyodaya Anna
  2. Gram Sadak Yojana
  3. Sarvapriya
  4. Jawahar Gram Samridhi Yojana
Which of these were announced in the year 2000?
(a) 1 and 2        (b) 2 and 4
(c) 3 and 4        (d) 1, 2 and 3
3. Match List I with List Ii and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
   List I   List II
(Books)            (Author)
A. The Struggle in         1. Lech Walesa
     My Life
B. The Struggle and       2. Nelson Mandela
     the Triumph
C. Friends and Foes       3. Leonid Brezhnev
D. Rebirth                                 4. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
  1. Sheikh Mujibur
Rehman
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            1          2          5          3
(b)        A         B          C          D
            2          1          5          3
(c)        A         B          C          D
            1          2          3          4
(d)        A         B          C          D
            2          1          3          4
4. Which one of the following is the correct sequence in increasing order of molecular weights of the hydrocarbons?
(a)    Methane, ethane, propane and butane
(b)    Propane, butane, ethane and methane
(c)    Butane, ethane, propane and methane
(d)    Butane, propane, ethane and methane
5. Which organelle in the Cell, other than nucleus, contains DNA?
(a)    Centriole
(b)    Golgi apparatus
(c)    Lysosome
(d)    Mitochondrion
6. Hoysala monuments are found in
(a)    Hampi and Hospet
(b)    Halebid and Belur
(c)    Mysore and Bangalore
(d)    Sringeri and Dharwar
7. Consider the following statements regarding the earthquakes:
1.       The intensity of earthquake is measured on Mercalli Scale.
2.       The magnitude of an earthquake is a measure of energy released.
3.       Earthquake magnitudes are based on direct measurements of the amplitude of seismic waves.
4.       In the Richter Scale, each whole number demonstrates a hundredfold increase in the amount of energy released.
Which of these statements are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3                 (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1 and 4                    (d) 1 and 3
8. Match List 1 with List Ii and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
List I                             List II
(Achievement in genetics)          (Scientists)
A. Discovery of                        1. Khurana  Transduction and Conjugation in bacteria
B. Establishing the                     2. Kornberg Sex-linked Inheritance
C. Isolation of                           3. Lederberg DNA polymerase fromE. Coli

D. Establishing the                     4. Morgan complete genetic code

                                                5. Ochoa
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            4          3          2          1
(b)        A         B          C          D
            3          4          1          5
(c)        A         B          C          D
            4          3          1          5
(d)        A         B          C          D
            3          4          2          1
9. Which Article of the Constitution provides that it shall be the endeavour of every state to provide adequate facility for instruction in the mother tongue at the primary stage of education?
(a) Article 349               (b) Article 350
(c) Article 350A            (d) Article 351
10. “Athlete’s Foot” is a disease caused by
(a) Bacteria                  (b) Fungus
(c) Protozoan                (d) Nematode
11. In the eye donation, which part of the eye is transplanted from the donor?
(a) Cornea        (b) Lens
(c) Retina         (d) The whole eye
12. Who among the following Indian rulers established embassies in foreign countries on modern lines?
(a) Haider Ali                (b) Mir Qasim
(c) Shah Alam II           (d) Tipu Sultan
13. A great landslide caused by an earthquake killed hundreds of people in January 2001 near
(a) San Salvador                        (b) San Jose
(c) Managua                             (d) Gautemala City
14. Most guitarists are bearded males. If a represents all males, B represents bearded males and C represents all male guitarists, then the correct diagram for their relation (shaded portion) is


15.
In the above map, the black marks show the distribution of
(a) Asbestos                 (b) Gypsum
(c) Limestone                (d) Mica
16. Consider the following factors regarding an industry:
1.       Capital investments
2.       Business turnover
3.       Labour force
4.       Power consumption

Which of these determine the nature and size of the industry?
(a) 1, 3and 4                  (b) 1, 2 and 4
(c) 2,3 and 4                  (d) 2 and 3

17. Which of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?
            (a) India’s first technicolour film                         Jhansi Ki Rani
            (b) India’s first 3-D film                                     My Dear Kuttichathan
            (c) India’s first insured film                                            Taal
            (d) India’s first actress to win the Bharat Ratna              Meena Kumari
18. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

 List I                                                   List II
(Dancer)                                               (Dancer)

A. Kalamandalam Kshemavaty              1. Kathakali

B. Kottakkal Sivaraman                         2. Manipuri
C. Lakshmi Viswanathan                       3. Mohiniattam
D. N. Madhabi Devi                              4. Bharatanatyam
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            1          3          2          4
(b)        A         B          C          D
            3          1          4          2
(c)        A         B          C          D
            1          3          4          2
(d)        A         B          C          D
            3          1          2          4
19. A man whose blood group is not known meets with a serious accident and needs blood transfusion immediately. Which one of the blood groups mentioned below and readily available in the hospital will be safe for transfusion?
(a) O, Rh-                            (b) O, Rh+
(c) AB, Rh-                   (d) AB, Rh+
20. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
 List I                                   List II
(Bhakti Saint)             (Profession)
A. Namdev                1. Barber
B. Kabir                    2. Weaver
C. Ravidas                 3. Tailor
D. Sena                     4. Cobbler
21. Cloudy nights are warmer compared to clear cloudless nights, because clouds
(a)    prevent cold waves from the sky from descending on earth
(b)    reflect back the heat given off by earth
(c)    produce heat and radiate it towards earth
(d)    absorb heat from the atmosphere and send it towards earth

22.
In the above figure, ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral, AB = BC and ÐBAC = 700, then Ð ADC is
(a) 400                   (b) 800
(c) 1100                        (d) 1400
23. Which one of the following weather conditions is indicated by a sudden fall in barometer reading?
(a)    Stormy weather
(b)    Calm weather
(c)    Cold and dry weather
(d)    Hot and sunny weather
24. The most appropriate measure of a country’s economic growth is its
(a)    Gross Domestic Product
(b)    Net Domestic Product
(c)    Net National Product
(d)    Per Capita Real Income
25. The Supreme Court of India tenders advice to the President on a matter of law or fact
(a)    on its own initiative
(b)    only if he seeks such advice
(c)    only if the matter relates to the Fundamental Rights of citizens
(d)    only if the issue poses a threat to the unity and integrity of the country
26. Falun Gong is
(a)    an ethnic minority in Eastern China
(b)    an insurgency outfit in Western China
(c)    a pro-democracy movement in China
(d)    a spiritual movement in China
27. “Metastasis” is the process by which
(a)    cells divide rapidly under the influence of drugs
(b)    cancer cells spread through the blood or lymphatic system to other sites or organs
(c)    the chromosomes in cell nuclei are attached to the spindle before moving to the anaphase poles
(d)    cancer cells are successfully inhibited to divide any further
28. The Hunter Commission was appointed after the
(a)    black-hole incident
(b)    Jalianwallabagh masscre
(c)    Uprising of 1857
(d)    Partition of Bengal
29. Who is the scientist in whose honour the “Chandra” X-ray telescope has been named?
(a)    Chandrasekhar Venkat Raman
(b)    Jagdish Chandra Bose
(c)    Prafulla Chandra Roy
(d)    Subramanyan Chandrasekhar
30. The mass of a body on earth is 100 kg (accelertion due to gravity ge = 10m/s2). If acceleration due to gravity on the moon is (ge/6), then the mass of the body on the moon is
(a) 100/6 kg      (b) 60 kg
(c) 100 kg         (d) 600 kg
31. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
  List I                          List II
(Term)                          (Explanation)
A. Fiscal deficit             1. Excess of Total Expenditure over Total Receipts
B. Budget deficit           2. Excess of Revenue Expenditure over Revenue Receipts
C. Revenue deficit         3. Excess of Total Expenditure over Total Receipts less Borrowings
D.Primary deficit           4.Excess of Total Expenditure over Total Receipt less borrowing and interest payments
                    
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            3          1          2          4
(b)        A         B          C          D
            4          3          2          1
(c)        A         B          C          D
            1          3          2          4
(d)        A         B          C          D
            3          1          4          2
33. Consider the following organizations:
1.       International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
2.       International Finance Corporation
3.       International Fund for Agricultural Development
4.       International Monetary Fund
Which of these are agencies of the United Nations?
(a) 1 and 2        (b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4        (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
34. In an atom, the order of filling up of the orbitals is governed by
(a)    Aufbau principle
(b)    Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle
(c)    Hund’s rule
(d)    Pauli’s exclusion principle
35. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

   List I                         List II
  (Person)                     (Achievement)
  A. Deep Sen Gupta     1. India’s youngest International Master in  The Sangli International Chess Tournament, 2000
 B. P. Harikrishna         2. The first Indian ever to Win a gold in discuss in The World Junior Athletic Championship
                        In Santiago, 2000
  C. Seema Antil                        3. Won the title in the Asian Junior Chess Tournament in Mumbai, 2000
  D. Tejas bakre                        4. Won the under-12 title In the World Youth Chess Festival in Oropesa, 2000
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            4          3          2          1
(b)        A         B          C          D
            2          4          1          3
(c)        A         B          C          D
            4          1          2          3
(d)        A         B          C          D
            2          1          3          4
36. Under the permanent Settlement, 1793, the Zamindars were required to issue pattas to the farmers which were not issued by many of the Zamindars. The reason was
(a)    The Zamindars were trusted by the farmers
(b)    There was no official check upon the Zamindars
(c)    It was the responsibility of the British government
(d)    The farmers were not interested in getting pattas
37. If the stars are seen to rise perpendicular to the horizon by an observer, he is located on the
(a)    Equator
(b)    Tropic of Cancer
(c)    South Pole
(d)    North Pole
38. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
List I                            List II
(Person)                       (Distinguished as)
A. Santosh Yadav         1. T. V. host
B. Oprah Winfrey         2. Journalist
C. Oscar Wilde             3. Mountaineer
D. P. Sainath                            4. Dramatist andAuthor
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            3          1          4          2
(b)        A         B          C          D
            1          3          2          4
(c)        A         B          C          D
            3          1          2          4
(d)        A         B          C          D
            1          3          4          2
39.

In the shaded area of the above map, the mean temperature for the month of July varies between
(a)    22.50C-25.00C
(b)    25.00C-27.50C
(c)    27.50C-30.00C
(d)    30.00C-32.50C
40. The Union Budget 2000 awarded a Tax Holiday for the North-Eastern Region to promote industrialization for
(a) 5 years        (b) 7 years
(c) 9 years        (d) 10 years
41. Consider the following statements:
1. Arya Samaj was founded in 1835.
2. Lala Lajpat Rai opposed the appeal of Arya Samaj to the authority of Vedas in support of its social reform programmes.
3. Under Keshab Chandra Sen, the Brahmo Samaj campaigned for women’s education
4. Vinoba Bhave founded the Sarvodaya Samaj to work among refuges
Which of these statements are correct?
(a) 1 and 2        (b) 2 and 3
(c) 2 and 4        (d) 3 and 4
42. An aqueous solution of copper sulphate is acidic in nature because the salt undergoes
(a) dialysis        (b) electrolysis
(c) hydrolysis    (d) photolysis
43. Consider the following taxes:
1. Corporation tax          2. Customs duty
3. Wealth Tax   4. Excise duty
44. The Mongols under Genghis Khan invaded India during the reign of
(a)    Balban
(b)    Feroz Tughlaq
(c)    Iltutmish
(d)    Muhammad bin Tughlaq
45. Consider the following statements:
A simple pendulum is set into oscillation. Then
1.       the acceleration is zero when the bob passes through the mean position
2.       in each cycle the bob attains a given velocity twice
3.       both acceleration and velocity of the bob and zero when it reaches its extreme position during its oscillation
4.       the amplitude of oscillation of the simple pendulum decreases with time
Which of these statements are correct?
(a) 1 and 2        (b) 3and 4
(c) 1,2 and 4      (d) 2, 3 and 4
46. Anand must be a vegetarian because he is a Buddhist
The argument assumes that
(a)    most Buddhists are vegetarians
(b)    all Buddhists are vegetarians
(c)    Only Buddhists are vegetarians
(d)    Most vegetarians are Buddhists
47. The high density of population in Nile Valley and Island of Java is primarily due to
(a)    intensive agriculture
(b)    industrialization
(c)    urbanization
(d)    topographic constraints
48. The largest share of Foreign Direct Investment (1997-2000) went to
(a)    Food and food-product sector
(b)    Engineering sector
(c)    Electronics and electric equipment sector
(d)    Services sector
49. Which one of the following duties is NOT performed by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?
(a)    To audit and report on all expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India
(b)    To audit and report on all expenditure from the Contingency Funds and Public Accounts
(c)    To audit and report on all trading, manufacturing, profit and loss accounts
(d)    To control the receipt and issue of public money, and to ensure that the public revenue is lodged in the exchequer
50. Consider the following statements with reference to the Periodic Table of chemical elements:
1.       Ionisation potential gradually decreases along a period
2.       In a group of elements, electron affinity decreases as the atomic weight increases
3.       In a given period, electronegativity decreases as the atomic number increases.
Which of these statement(s) is/are correct?
            (a) 1 only          (b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3        (d) 2 and 3
51.Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
               List I              List II
              (Substance)     (Physiological role)
              A. Ptyalin       1. Converts Angiotensinogen in Blood into angiotensin
              B. Pepsin        2. Digests starch
  C. Renin         3. Digests proteins
  D. Oxytocin    4. Hydrolyses fats
5.Induces contraction of smooth muscles

Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
2          3          1          5
(b)        A         B          C          D
            3          4          2          5
(c)        A         B          C          D
            2          3          5          1
(d)        A         B          C          D
            3          1          2          4
52. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
(a) Harappan Civilization            Painted Grey Ware
(b)The Kushans                                    Gandhara School of Art
(c) The Mughals                        Ajantha Paintings
(d) The Marathas Painting         Pahari School of
53. A radioactive substance has a half-life of four months. Three-fourth of the substance would decay in
(a) 3 months      (b) 4 months
(c) 8 months      (d) 12 months
54. The following table shows the percentage change in the consumption of electricity by five towns P, Q, R, S, T from 1986 to 1988:
Per cent change
Town         From                From
                          1986 to 1987     1987 to 1988
P                      +8             -18
Q                     -15            +11
R                      +6             +9
S                      -7              -5
T                      +13            -6
If town T consumed 500,000 units in 1986, how much did it consume in 1988?
(a)    371,000 units
(b)    531,000 units
(c)    551,100 units
(d)    571,100 units
55. Consider the following statements made about the sedimentary rocks:
1.       Sedimentary rocks are formed at earth’s surface by the hydrological system
2.       The formation of sedimentary rocks involves the weathering of pre-existing rocks.
3.       Sedimentary rocks contain fossils
4.       Sedimentary rocks typically occur in layers
Which of these statements are correct?
 (a) 1 and 2       (b) 1 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4     (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
56. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
 List I                                       List II
(Publisher)                                (Publication)
A. Ministry of Industry              1. Report on Currency and Finance
B. Central Statistical                  2. Economic Survey Organization
C. Reserve Bank Of India         3. Wholesale Price of Index
D. Ministry of   Finance             4. National Accounts Statistics
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            4          3          2          1
(b)        A         B          C          D
            3          4          1          2
(c)        A         B          C          D
            4          3          1          2
(d)        A         B          C          D
            3          4          2          1
57. Which of the following distance-time graph (x-t) represents one-dimensional uniform motion?



58. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
List I                                                                            List II
(Award/Prize)                                                               (Recipient)
A. Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament f                                    1. Archibishop Desmond Tutu
And Development
B. Jamnalal Bajaj Award                                                           2. Dr. Gurudev Khush
C. International Gandhi Peace Prize                                           3. Dr. M. S.Swaminathan
D. Wolf Prize                                                                            4. Nelson Mandela
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            1          3          4          2
(b)        A         B          C          D
            3          1          4          2
(c)        A         B          C          D
            1          3          2          4
(d)        A         B          C          D
            3          1          2          4
59. Which one of the following statements correctly describes the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of India?
(a)    It lists the distribution of powers between the Union and the states
(b)    It contains the languages listed in the Constitution
(c)    It contains the provisions regarding the administration of tribal areas
(d)    It allocates seats in the Council of States
60. Epiphytes are plants, which depend on other plants for
(a)    food
(b)    mechanical support
(c)    shade
(d)    water
61. Which among the following ports was called Babul Makka (Gate of Makka) during the Mughal Period?
(a) Calicut         (b) Broach
(c) Cambay       (d) Surat
62. A person travels from X to Y at a speed of 40 kmph and returns by increasing his speed his 50%. What is his average speed for both the trips?
(a) 36 kmph      (b) 45 kmph
(c) 48 kmph      (d) 50 kmph
63. Volcanic eruptions do not occur in the
(a) Baltic Sea                (b) Black Sea
(c) Caribbean Sea         (d) Caspian Sea
64. Who among the following leaders proposed to adopt Complete Independence as the goal of the Congress in the Ahmedabad session of 1920?
(a)    Abdul Kalam Azad
(b)    Hasrat Mohani
(c)    Jawahar Lal Nehru
(d)    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
65. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer answer using the codes given below the Lists:
List I                            List II
(Sports women)                         (Sport)
A. Anjali Vedpathak                  1. Athletics
B. Mouma Das                         2. Gymnastics
C. Neelam Singh                       3. Rifle Shooting
D. Tumpa Debnath                    4. Table Tennis
5. Chess
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            3          4          2          5
(b)        A         B          C          D
            4          3          1          2
(c)        A         B          C          D
            4          3          2          5
(d)        A         B          C          D
            3          4          1          2
66. A class of animals known as Marsupials is a characteristic feature of
(a) Africa         (b) Australia
(c) South America         (d) South-east Asia
67. The location of the space organization units have been marked in the given map as 1, 2, 3 and 4. Match these units with the list given below and select the correct answer using the codes given below the list:
Text Box:  List
A.     I.S.R.O.                                                                 

B.     I.I.R.S.

C.     N.R.S.A.

D.     S.A.C.

Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            4          1          2          3
(b)        A         B          C          D
            1          4          3          2
(c)        A         B          C          D
            1          4          2          3
(d)        A         B          C          D
            4          1          3          2
68. Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?
(a)    Dewan-i-bandagani… Tughlaq
(b)    Dean-i-Mustakhraj…Balban
(c)    Dewan-i-Kohi…Alauddin Khilji
(d)    Dewan-i-Arz…Muhammad Tughlaq
69. Quartzite is metamorphosed from
(a) Limestone                (b) Obsidian
(c) Sandstone                (d) Shale
70. The earlier name of WTO was
(a) UNCTAD               (b) GATT
(c) UNIDO                   (d) OECD
71. In what way does the Indian Parliament exercise control over the administration?
(a)    Through Parliamentary Committee
(b)    Through Consultative Committees of various ministries
(c)    By making the administrators send periodic reports
(d)    By compelling the executive to issue writs
72. Antigen is a substance which
(a)    destroys harmful bacteria
(b)    is used to treat poisoning
(c)    lowers body temperature
(d)    stimulates formation of antibody
73. Who among the following organized the famous Chittagong armoury raid?
(a)    Laxmi Sehgal
(b)    Surya Sen
(c)    Batukeshwar Datta
(d)    J. M. Sengupta
74. Solve the given equations:
x2+y2=34
x4-y2=544
The values of x and y are
(a) ±4, ±3                      (b) ±5, ±3
(c) ±3, ±5                      (d) ±3, ±4
75. Consider the decadal Census data given below:
Decadal population (in millions):
Year      Population
1961      10.7
1971      14.3
1981      16.2
1991      18.9
The above data refers to which one of the ‘Population of Religion’ Groups?
(a) Sikhs                                   (b) Jains
(c) Christians    (d) Buddhists
76. Which of the following committees examined and suggested Financial Sector reforms?
(a)    Abid Hussain Committee
(b)    Bhagwati Committee
(c)    Chelliah Committee
(d)    Narasimaham Committee
77. In which one of the following cities is the Lingaraja Temple located?
(a)    Bhubaneswar
(b)    Bijapur
(c)    Kolkata
(d)    Shravanabelagola
78. A worker reaches his factory 3 minutes late if his speed from his house to the factory is 5 km/hr. If he walks at a speed of 6 km/hr, then he reaches the factory 7 minutes early. The distance of the factory from his house is:
(a) 4 km                        (b) 5 km
(c) 6 km                        (d) 7 km
79. A London branch of the All India Muslim League was established in 1908 under the presidency of
(a)    Aga Khan
(b)    Ammer Ali
(c)    Liaquat Ali Khan
(d)    M. A. Jinnah
80. Which of the following features of DNA makes it uniquely suited to store and transmit genetic information from generation to generation?
(a)    Complementarity of the two strands
(b)    Double helix
(c)    Number of base-pairs per turn
(d)    Sugar-phosphate backbone
81. Two wires have their lengths, diameters and resistivities, all in the ratio of 1:2. If the resistance of the thinner wire is 10 ohms, the resistance of the thicker wire is
(a) 5 ohms                    (b) 10 ohms
(c) 20 ohms                   (d) 40 ohms
82.
The above map is the Union Territory of
(a)    Chandigarh
(b)    Daman and Diu
(c)    Dadra Na Nagar Haveli
(d)    Pondicherry
83. Identify the correct order of the processes of soil-erosion from the following:
(a)    Splash erosion, Sheet erosion, Rill erosion, Gully erosion
(b)    Sheet erosion, Splash erosion, Gully erosion, Rill erosion
(c)    Rill erosion, Gully erosion, Sheet erosion, Splash erosion
(d)    Gully erosion, Rill erosion, Sheet erosion, Splash erosion
84. The new series of Wholesale Price Index (WPI) released by the Government of India is with reference to the base prices of
(a) 1981-82                   (b) 1990-91
(c) 1993-94                   (d) 1994-95
85. The Chess player Alexi Shirov represents
(a) Albania                    (b) Kazhakstan
(c) Russia                     (d) Spain
86. Consider the following organizations:
1.       Atomic Minerals Directorate for Research & Exploration
2.       Heavy Water Board
3.       Indian Rare Earths Limited
4.       Uranium Corporation of India
Which of these is/are under the Department of Atomic Energy?
(a) 1 only                      (b) 1 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4                 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
87. Who among the following, was the President of the All-India States ‘Peoples’ Conference in 1939?
(a)    Jaya Prakash Narayan
(b)    Jawahar Lal Nehru
(c)    Sheikh Abdullah
(d)    Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
88. Consider the following statements about the minorities in India:
(a)    The Government of India has notified five communities, namely, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians as Minorities.
(b)    The National Commission for Minorities was given statutory status in 1993.
(c)    The smallest religious minority in India are the Zoroastrians.
(d)    The Constitution of India recognizes and protects religious and linguistic minorities.
Which of these is/are under the Department of Atomic Energy?
(a) 2 and 3                    (b) 1 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4                 (d) 1, 2  and 4
89. The temperature and rainfall of a meteorological station are given below:
            J           F          M         A         M         J           J           A         S          O         N         D
Temperature (0C)          9.4        10.6      11.7      12.2      13.3      13.9      13.9      14.4      15.6      15.0      13.3      10.6
Rainfall (cm)     12.2      9.1        7.9        2.5        1.8        0.3        -           -           0.8        2.5        6.1        11.7
Average Temperature: 12.8 0C
Average Rainfall: 54.9 cm per annum
Identify the region having the above climatic pattern from amongst the following:
(a)    Mediterranean region
(b)    Monsoon region
(c)    Steppe region
(d)    N. W. European region
90. The theme of the World Development Report 2001, is
(a)    From Plan to Market
(b)    Knowledge for Development
(c)    Attacking Poverty
(d)    The State in the Changing World
91. Which of the following cell organelles play the most significant role in protein synthesis?
(a)    Lysosome and Centrosome
(b)    Ednoplasmic reticulum and Ribosome
(c)    Golgi apparatus and Mitochondria
(d)    Lysosome and Mitochondria
92. In which one of the following areas does the State Government NOT have control over its local bodies?
(a)    Citizens’ grievances
(b)    Financial matters
(c)    Legislation
(d)    Personnel matters
93. A conveyer belt delivers baggage at the rate of 3 tons in 5 minutes, and a second conveyer belt delivers baggage at the rate of 1 ton in 2 minutes. How much time will it take to get 33 tons of baggage delivered using both the conveyer belts?
(a)    25 minutes and 30 seconds
(b)    30 minutes
(c)    35 minutes
(d)    40 minutes and 45 seconds
94. Who amongst the following Englishmen, first translated Bhagavad-Gita into English?
(a)    William Jones
(b)    Charles Wilkins
(c)    Alexander Cunningham
(d)    Johan Marshall
95. Consider the following statements regarding the High Courts in India:
1.       There are eighteen High Courts in the country.
2.       Three of them have jurisdiction over more than one state.
3.       No Union Territory has a High Court of its own.
4.       Judges of the High Court hold office till the age of 62.
Which of these statements is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 4                 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 4                    (d) 4 only
96. The term national Income represents:
(a)    Gross national product at market prices minus depreciation
(b)    Gross National product at market prices minus depreciation plus net factor income from abroad
(c)    Gross national product at market prices minus depreciation and indirect taxes plus subsidies
(d)    Gross national product at market prices minus net factor income from abroad
97. Mat the List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
   List I                           List II
(Local Wind)     (Region)
A. Fohn            1. Argentina
B. Samun          2. Kurdistan
C. Santa Ana    3. California
D. Zonda          4. Alps
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            2          4          1          3
(b)        A         B          C          D
            4          2          3          1
(c)        A         B          C          D
            2          4          3          1
(d)        A         B          C          D
            4          2          1          3
98. The given map shows four tows of Central Asian region marked as 1, 2, 3 and 4. Identify these from the following list and select the correct answer using the codes given below:
Towns:                         A. Bishkek        B. Ashkhabad
C. Tashkent      D. Dushanbe

Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            3          1          2          4
(b)        A         B          C          D
            3          1          4          2
(c)        A         B          C          D
            1          3          2          4
(d)        A         B          C          D
            1          3          4          2
99. Mekong Ganga co-operation project is
(a)    an irrigation project involving India and Myanmar
(b)    a joint tourism initiative of some Asian countries
(c)    a hydroelectric power project involving India, Bangladesh and Myanmar
(d)    a defence and security agreement of India with its eastern neighbours
100. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
      List I                                  List II
(Amendments to                        (Contents)
the Constitution)
A. The Constitution                   1. Establishment
(sixty-ninth                                of state level
Amendment)                             Rent Tribunals
Act, 1991
B. The Constitution                    2. No reservations
(Seventy-fifth                            for Scheduled
Amendment)                             Castes in
Act, 1994                                  Panchayats in
            Arunachal Pradesh
C. The Constitution                    3. Constitution of
(Eightieth                                  Panchayats in
Amendment)                             Villages or at
Act, 2000                                  other local levels
D. The Constitution                   4. Accepting the
(Eighty-third                              recommendations of
Amendment)                             the Tenth Finance
Act, 2000                                  Commission
5.According the
 Status of National
Capital Territory
to Delhi
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            5          1          4          2
(b)        A         B          C          D
            1          5          3          4
(c)        A         B          C          D
            5          1          3          4
(d)        A         B          C          D
            1          5          4          2
101. Water is filled in a container in such a manner that its volume doubles after every five minutes. If it takes 30 minutes for the container to be full, in how much time will it be one-fourth full?
(a)    7 minutes and 30 seconds
(b)    10 minutes
(c)    20 minutes
(d)    25 minutes
102. The largest number of Buddhists is found in
(a) Bihar                       (b) Karnataka
(c) Maharashtra                        (d) Uttar Pradesh
103. Who amongst the following was the Chairman of I.S.R.O. when INSAT-3B was launched?
(a) Anil Kakodkar         (b) Abdul Kalam
(c) K. Kasturirangan     (d) U. R. Rao
Directions:
The following 12 (twelve) 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 decide if the ‘Assertion A’ and the ‘Reason R’ are individually true and if so, whether the ‘Reason R’ is the correct explanation for the given ‘Assertion A’. Select your answers to these items using the codes given below and mark your Answer Sheet accordingly:
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 a correct explanation of A.
(c)    A is true but R is false.
(d)    A is false but R is true.
104. Assertion (A):        The Battle of Khanua was certainly more decisive and significant than the First Battle of Panipat.
        Reason (R):          Rana Sanga, the Rajput hero, was certainly a more formidable adversary than Ibrahim Lodi.
105. Assertion (A):        Anticyclonic conditions are formed in winter season when atmospheric pressure is high and air temperatures are low.
Reason (R):                  Winter rainfall in Northern India causes development of anticyclonic conditions with low   temperatures.
106. Assertion (A):        Harshavardhana convened the Prayag Assembly.
        Reason (R):          He wanted to popularize only the Mahayana form of Buddhism.
107. Assertion (A):        A stick is dipped in water in a slanting position. If observed sideways, the stick appears short and bent at the surface of water.
Reason (R):           The light coming from the stick undergoes scattering from water molecules giving the stick a short and bent appearance.
108. Assertion (A):        There was an increase in industrial production during 1999-2000.
        Reason (R):          The period witnessed a stable exchange rate and improved business sentiments.
109. Assertion (A):        A piece of copper and a piece of glass are heated to the same temperature. When touched, thereafter, the copper piece appears hotter than the glass piece.
        Reason (R):          The density of copper is more than that of glass.
110. Assertion (A):        India’s software exports increased at an average growth rate of 50% since 1995-96.
Reason (R):      Indian software companies were cost-effective and maintained international quality.
111. Assertion (A):        A chemical reaction becomes faster at higher temperatures.
        Reason (R):          At higher temperatures, molecular motion becomes more rapid.
112. Assertion (A):        Ceiling on foreign exchange for a host of current account transaction heads was lowered in the year 2000.
        Reason (R):          There was a fall in foreign currency assets also.
113. Assertion (A):        The boiling point of water decreases as the altitude increases.
Reason (R):                  The atmospheric pressure increases with altitude.
114. Assertion (A):        Scientists can cut apart and paste together DNA molecules at will, regardless of the source of the molecules.
        Reason (R):          DNA fragments can be manipulated using restriction endonucleases and DNA ligases.
115. Assertion (A):        During the Neap Tides, the high tide is lower and the low tide is higher than usual.
        Reason (R):          The Neap Tide, unlike the Spring Tide, occurs on the New Moon instead of on the Full Moon.
116. The price at which the government purchases food grains for maintaining the public distribution system and for building up buffer-stocks is known as
(a)    minimum support prices
(b)    procurement prices
(c)    issue prices
(d)    ceiling prices
117. The theme of Indian Science Congress, 2001 was
(a)    “Food, nutrition and environmental security”
(b)    “Arrest declining interest in pure sciences”
(c)    “Make India energy self-sufficient”
(d)    “Make India I. T. Superpower”
118. A city has a population of 3,00,000 out of which 1,80,000 are males. 50% of the population is literate. If 70% of the males are literate, the number of literate females is
(a) 24,000         (b) 30,000
(c) 54,000         (d) 60,000
119. Consider the following statements regarding environmental issues of India:
1.       Gulf of Mannar is one of the biosphere reserves.
2.       The Ganga Action Plan, phase II has been merged with the National River Conservation Plan.
3.       The National Museum of Natural History at New Delhi imparts non-formal education in environment and conservation.
4.       Environmental Information System (ENVIS) acts as a decentralized information network for environmental information.
120. Which one of the following is NOT radioactive?
(a) Astatine                   (b) Francium
(c) Tritium                    (d) Zirconium
121. The American multinational company, Monsanto has produced in an insect-resistant cotton variety that is undergoing field-trials in India. A toxin gene from which ONE of the following bacteria has been transferred to this transgenic cotton?
(a)    Bacillus subtilis
(b)    Bacillus thurigiensis
(c)    Bacillus amyloliquifanciens
(d)    Bacillus globlii
122. Which one of the Chola kings conquered Ceylon?
(a)    Aditya I
(b)    Rajaraja I
(c)    Rejendra
(d)    Vijayalaya
123. When lightwaves pass from air to glass, the variables affected are
(a)    Wavelength, frequency and velocity
(b)    Velocity and frequency
(c)    Wavelength and frequency
(d)    Wavelength and velocity
124. In a survey, it was found that 80% of those surveyed owned a car while 60% of those surveyed owned a mobile phone. If 55% owned both a car and a mobile phone, what per cent of those surveyed owned a car or a mobile phone or both?
(a) 65%                        (b) 80%
(c) 85%                        (d) 97.5%
125. Consider the following statements regarding the Armed Forces:
1.       First batch of women pilots was commissioned in Indian Air Force in 1996.
2.       Officers’ Training Academy is located in Nagpur.
3.       Southern Command of Indian Navy has its Headquarters at Chennai.
4.       One of the Regional Headquarters of Coast Guard is located at Port Blair.
126. Consider the following statements regarding power sector in India:
1.       The installed capacity of power generation is around 95000 MW.
2.       Nuclear plants contribute nearly 15% of total power generation.
3.       Hydroelectricity plants contribute nearly 40% of total power generation.
4.       Thermal plants at present account for nearly 80% of total power generation.
Which of these statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only                      (b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4                    (d) 1 and 4
127. If a new state of the Indian Union is to be created, which one of the following schedules of the Constitution must be amended?
(a) First            (b) Second
(c) Third           (d) Fifth
128. When water is heated from 00C to 100C, its volume
(a)    increases
(b)    decreases
(c)    does not change
(d)    first decreases and then increases
129. The cellular and molecular control of programmed cell death is known as
(a)    Apoptosis
(b)    Ageing
(c)    Degeneration
(d)    Necrosis
130. National Agricultural Insurance Scheme replacing Comprehensive Crop Insurance Scheme was introduced in the year
(a) 1997                        (b) 1998
(c) 1999                        (d) 2000
131. Who among the following presided over the Buddhist Council held during the region of Kanishka at Kashmir?
(a) Parsva                     (b) Nagarjuna
(c) Sudraka                   (d) Vasumitra
132. Consider the following statements:
In a nuclear reactor, self-sustained chain reaction is possible, because
1.       more neutron are released in each of the fission reactions.
2.       the neutrons immediately take part in the fission process.
3.       the fast neutrons are slowed down by Graphite.
4.       every neutron released in the fission reaction initiates further fission.
Which of these statements is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3                 (b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 4                    (d) 2, 3 and 4
133. In 1930, a person’s age was 8 times that of his son. In 1938, the father’s age became ten times that of his son’s age in 1930. The ages of the son and father in 1940 were, respectively.
(a)    16 years, 58 years
(b)    15 years, 50 years
(c)    14 years, 42 years
(d)    13 years, 34 years
134. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
 List I                                   List II
(Country)                                  (President)
A. Columbia                              1. Vicente Fox
B. Philippines                            2. Hugo Chavez
C. Mexico Arroya                     3. Gloria Macapagal
            D. Venezuela                            4. Andres Pastrana
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            4          3          2          1
(b)        A         B          C          D
            3          4          2          1
(c)        A         B          C          D
            4          3          1          2
(d)        A         B          C          D
            3          4          1          2
135.

The annual agricultural production of a product for the period 1991-92 to 1998-99 is shown in the figure given above. Which one of the following is the product in question?
(a) Pulses                     (b) Wheat
(c) Oilseeds                  (d) Rice
136. Consider the following states:
1. Gujarat                      2. Kanataka
3. Maharashtra  4. Tamil Nadu
The descending order of these states with reference to their level of Per Capita Net State Domestic Product is
(a) 1, 3, 4, 2                   (b) 3, 1, 2, 4
(c) 1, 3, 2, 4                   (d) 3, 1, 4, 2
137. Consider the following statements regarding the political parties in India:
1.       The Representation of the People Act, 1951 provides for the registration of political parties.
2.       Registration of political parties is carried out by the Election Commission.
3.       A national level political party is one which is recognized in four or more states.
4.       During the 1999 general elections, there were six national and 48 state level parties recognized by the Election Commission.
Which of these statements are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 4                 (b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 4                    (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
138. Match List I and List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
   List I                                                                                                             List II
  (Institute)                                                                                            (Location)
  A. Central Institute Of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants                           1. Chandigarh
  B. Centre for DNA Finger Printing And Diagnostics                             2. Hyderabad
  C. Institute of Microbial Technology                                                     3. New Delhi
  D. National Institute Of Immunology                                                    4. Lucknow
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            2          4          1          3
(b)        A         B          C          D
            4          2          1          3
(c)        A         B          C          D
            2          4          3          1
(d)        A         B          C          D
            4          2          3          1
139. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
List-I                            List-II
(Bone)                          (Name)
A. Breast-bone             1. Clavicle
B. Collar-bone               2. Patella
C. Knee-cap                 3. Scapula
D. Shoulder blade          4. Sternum
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            4          1          3          2
(b)        A         B          C          D
            1          4          3          2
(c)        A         B          C          D
            1          4          2          3
(d)        A         B          C          D
            4          1          2          3
140. Which one of the following animals was NOT represented on the seals and terracotta art of the Harappan culture?
(a) Cow                        (b) Elephant
(c) Rhinoceros  (d) Tiger
141. The range of Agni-II missile is around
(a) 500 km        (b) 2000 km
(c) 3500 km      (d) 5000 km
142.




A circle of 1m radius is drawn inside a square as shown in the figure given above. What is the area of the shaded portion in m2?
(a) (4 - π)                   (b) [1 - π/2]
©  [1/4 - π/4]             (d) [1 - π/4]
143. The approximate age of the Aravallis range is
(a)    370 million years
(b)    470 million years
(c)    570 million years
(d)    670 million years
144. Consider the following:
1.       Market borrowing
2.       Treasury bills
3.       Special securities issued to RBI
Which of these is/are component(s) of internal debt?
(a) 1 only                      (b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 only                      (d) 1,2 and 3
145. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
List-I                            List-II
(Article of the Constitution)       (Content)
A. Article 54                             1. Election of the President of India
B. Article 75                             2. Appointment of the Prime Minister and Council of Minister
C. Article 155                           3. Appointment of the Governor of a state
D. Article 164                           4. Appointment of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers Of a state
5. Composition of Legislative Assemblies


Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            1          2          3          4
(b)        A         B          C          D
            1          2          4          5
(c)        A         B          C          D
            2          1          3          5
(d)        A         B          C          D
            2          1          4          3
146. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
List I    List II
(Important Day)            (Date)
A. World Environment Day                    1. March 20
B. World Forestry Day                          2. June 5
C. World Habitat Day                            3. September 16
                                                            4. October 3
D. World Ozone Day                             5. December 10
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            2          1          4          5
(b)        A         B          C          D
            1          2          4          3
(c)        A         B          C          D
            1          2          3          4
(d)        A         B          C          D
            2          1          4          3
147. Consider the following statements:
1.       Tapeworm is a hermaphordite.
2.       Round-worm has separate sexes.
3.       Filaria is caused by a nematode.
4.       Guinea-worm is an annelid.
Which of these are correct?
(a) 1 and 2        (b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4        (d) 2, 3 and 4
148.
                       

The shaded area in the above map shows the empire of
(a)    Ala-ud-din-Khilji
(b)    Mohammad Tughlaq
(c)    Shahjahan
(d)    Aurangzeb
149. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
List I                            List II
(Characteristic)                         (Particle)
A. Zero mass                            1. Position
B. Fractional Charge                 2. Neutrino
C. Fractional spin                      3. Quark
D. Integral spin                         4. Phonon
Codes:
(a)        A         B          C          D
            2          3          1          4
(b)        A         B          C          D
            3          2          4          1
(c)        A         B          C          D
            2          3          4          1
(d)        A         B          C          D
            3          2          1          4
150. Consider the following statements regarding Reserve Bank of India:
1.       It is a banker to the Central Government
2.       It formulates and administers monetary policy.
3.       It acts as an agent of the Government in respect of India’s membership of IMF.
4.       It handles the borrowing programme of Government of India.
Which of these statements are correct?
(a)    1 and 2      
(b)    2, 3 and 4
(c)    1,2, 3 and 4
(d)    3 and 4

ANSWERS


1. (a)              2. (d)               3. (b)            4. (a)              5. (d)               6. (b)  
7. (a)              8. (d)               9. (c)           10. (b)            11. (a)             12. (d)  
13. (a)          14. (a)             15. (c)           16. (a)            17. (d)             18. (b)  
19. (a)          20. (b)             21. (b)           22. (d)            23. (a)             24. (a)
25. (b)          26. (d)             27. (b)           28. (b)            29. (d)             30. (c)
31. (a)          32. (a)             33. (d)           34. (a)            35. (c)             36. (b)  
37. (a)          38. (a)              39 (b)           40. (d)            41. (d)             42. (c)  
43. (b)          44. (c)             45. (c)           46. (b)            47. (a)             48. (d)  
49. (c)          50. (b)             51. (a)           52. (b)            53. (c)             54. (b)  
55. (d)          56. (b)             57. (d)           58. (b)            59. (d)             60. (b)
61. (d)          62. (c)             63. (a)           64. (b)            65. (d)             66. (b)  
67. (d)          68. (a)             69. (c)           70. (b)            71. (a)             72. (d)  
73. (b)          74. (b)             75. (c)           76. (d)            77. (a)             78. (b)  
79. (b)          80. (a)             81. (b)           82. (c)            83. (a)             84. (c)  
85. (d)          86. (d)             87. (b)           88. (d)            89. (a)             90. (c)
91. (b)          92. (d)             93. (b)           94. (b)            95. (a)             96. (c)  
97. (b)          98. (a)             99. (b)         100. (a)          101. (c)           102. (c)  
103. (c)       104. (b)           105. (c)         106. (b)          107. (c)           108. (a)  
109. (b)       110. (a)           111. (a)         112. (d)          113. (c)           114. (a)  
115. (c)       116. (b)           117. (a)         118. (a)          119. (b)           120. (d)
121. (b)       122. (b)           123. (d)         124. (c)          125. (d)           126. (a)  
127. (a)       128. (d)           129. (a)         130. (c)          131. (d)           132. (b)  
133. (c)       134. (c)           135. (d)         136. (b)          137. (d)           138. (b)  
139. (d)       140. (a)           141. (b)         142. (d)          143. (d)           144. (d)  
145. (a)       146. (d)           147. (a)         148. (c)          149. (a)           150. (c)
 

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