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GS Test Series-3/2017 for IAS Prelims-2017

Q.1. Which of the following steps of RBI will increase money supply in the market?

  1. Purchase of securities by  RBI
  2. Repo Rate increase
  3. Reverse Repo Rate decrease
  4. Increase in Priority  Sector Lending  share

Now, select the correct combination.

  1. All
  2. 1, 2 & 4
  3. 1, 3 & 4
  4. 1 & 2

Q.2.  Which  of the following  type of unemployment   is/are British era creation?

  1. Disguised unemployment
  2. Underemployment
  3. Cyclical unemployment
  4. Frictional unemployment

Q.3. Income disparity in an economy increases when 

  1. An economy moves from primary to secondary sector.
  2. An   economy moves from secondary to tertiary sector.
  3. Either can  happen,  all depend  on the labor  requirement   of the sector
  4. An economy moves from secondary to primary.

Q.4. Consider the following statements:

  1. No criminal proceeding can be initiated against President & Governor during their term of office
  2. No civil claim for relief can be initiated against President & Governor

These special privileges are exception to which of the Fundamental Rights?

  1. Article 12
  2. Article 14
  3. Article 15
  4. Article 16

Q.5. Consider the following facts about a Minister:

  1. At the time of his appointment he may not be the member of any house.
  2. He can take part in the house; of which he is not the member.
  3. He can vote in the house; of which he is not the member.

Select the incorrect facts:

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 3
  3. 1 & 3
  4. None of the above

Q.6. Ordinance making power of President is subject to certain limitations. They are

  1. Ordinance can be issued only when both Houses are not in session.
  2. Ordinance can be issued only when either House is not in session.
  3. Both a & b are the limitations.
  4. None of the above is the limitation


Q.7. Presidential veto over Union Legislation differs from his veto over State Legislation in following respects:

  1. In case of State Legislation, the President can’t direct the Governor to return the bill for reconsideration while in case of Union legislation; he can return the bill for reconsideration.
  2. In case of State Legislation, President may return the Money Bill for reconsideration while in case of Union legislation he cannot.
  3. Both a & b are correct differences.
  4. None of the above is correct.

Q.8. Ozone in the Troposphere

  1. Is produced by the increased level of pollution in the atmosphere
  2. Is produced due to higher level of UV rays
  3. Increase during heat waves because plants absorb less ozone.

Now select the correct answer:

  1. All
  2. Only 1
  3. 1 & 3
  4. 1 & 2

Q.9. Radioactivity is toxic because

  1. It forms ions when it reacts with biological molecules.
  2. These ions form free radicals that damage DNA.
  3. Damaged DNA leads to decline in immunity, causing AIDS.

 

  1. All
  2. 1 & 2
  3. Only 2
  4. 2 & 3

Q.10. Why Marginal standing facility is kept at higher level than Repo Rate?

  1. To encourage banks to make  more secured advances
  2. To discourage banks to lend loan   at  higher  rate of interest
  3. To encourage banks to cap their NPA level.
  4. To encourage banks to lend more loan to priority sector.

Q.11.  What do you mean by  ‘privatization’?

  1. It is the process of de-nationalisation
  2. It refers to divesting the shares of the government owned companies
  3. It refers to de-licensing and dismantling permit and quota
  1. 1 & 2
  2. Only 2
  3. 2 & 3
  4. 1,2 & 3

Q.12.What arguments are given in favour of income support to replace MSP system?

  1. MSP has created a preverse incentive in favour of rice and wheat production while new system will make farmers free to grow any crop
  2. Income support will promote better ecology and environment as compared to MSP driven restricted crops.
  3. Income support will not come under the 10% limit of total subsidy component under WTO.
  4. Income support promises higher return to farmers and there will no farmer’s suicide
  1. All
  2. 1,2 & 3
  3. 1 & 2
  4. 2,3 & 4

Q.13. In India there is large regional disparity in agriculture development, this is mainly due to:

  1. Climatic & topographical variations found in the greater part of India
  2. Exploitative British land tenure system, which was different in different parts of the country.
  3. Sociological factors like difference in literacy level & awareness regarding the use of technology.
  4. Uneven distribution of resources like minerals and the different level of industrialization
  5. Differential impact of Green Revolution
  6. Different levels of financial inclusion in different regions of the country.

 

  1. 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6
  2. 1, 2, 3 & 5
  3. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
  4. 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Q.14. The oldest dates that can be reliably measured by radiocarbon dating are

  1. Around 50 lakh years ago
  2. Around 50,000 years ago
  3. Around 5,000 years ago
  4. Around 90,000 years ago

Q.15. Privileges claimed by Minorities in India is available to

  1. All minority Indians
  2. All minorities
  3. All minority resident Indians
  4. All of the above

Q.16. Asian Security Diamond is the brainchild of

  1. India against Pakistan
  2. India against China
  3. Japan against China
  4. Japan against S. Korea

Q.17. Which of the following efforts will help the optimization of water use in India?

  1. Changing cropping pattern according to climate and topography
  2. Promoting three paddy crops a year in Eastern India
  3. Interlinking of river
  4. Crop diversification
  1. 1, 2, 3 & 4
  2. 1, 2 & 3
  3. 1, 3 & 4
  4. 1, 2 & 3

Q.18. Mahabodhi temple

  1. Was originally constructed by Nandas
  2. Was renovated by Kushans
  3. Was restored by Sir Alexander Cunningham in 19th century

Correct statements are

  1. All
  2. 1&2
  3. 2&3
  4. 1&3

Q.19. A forestation differs from re-forestation in that

  1. A forestation is done on non-forest areas where as re-forestation is done on forested areas.
  2. A forestation increase forest cover while re-forestation need not increase forest cover.
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above.

Q.20. Consider the following options:

  1. Sale of bonds by RBI
  2. Lowering PSL from 40% to 30%
  3. Minimizing differences between RR and MSF with regard to mortgage of securities

Now select the options that will reduce stress on Banks:

  1. 1, 2 & 3
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 1 & 3
  4. 2 & 3

Q.21. Seaweed farming and harvesting helps to

  1. Produce biomethane to Replace fossil fuel
  2. Promotes fisheries
  1. Both
  2. Only 1
  3. Only2
  4. None of the above

Q.22. Which of the following countries have common boundary with Afghanistan?

  1. Tajikistan
  2. Uzbekistan
  3. Turkeministan
  1. All
  2. only 1
  3. 1 & 3
  4. 1,2 & 3

Q.23. Tombaugh Region

  1. Is the brightest region of Pluto
  2. Lies exactly opposite to Pluto’s locked satellite, Charon.
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above

Q.24. Product sharing methods are more adopted by

  1. Developed Countries
  2. Developing countries
  3. Democratic countries
  4. Communist countries

Q.25. Which of the following are the disputed islands of South China Sea?

  1. Senkaku Island
  2. Spartly Island
  3. Pratas Island

 

  1. 1, 2 & 3
  2. 2 & 3
  3. 1 & 3
  4. 1 & 2

Q.26. India’s rank in Sustainable Development Index is above

  1. China
  2. South Africa
  3. Russia
  4. None of the above

Q.27. Tenancy Reform originally aimed to secure the interest of

  1. Small farmers
  2. Agriculture tenants
  3. Landlords and tenants both
  4. Landless agriculture tenants only

Q.28. Which of the following activities may be an indicator of “money laundering”?

  1. A person maintaining different bank accounts in different name
  2. Sharp rise in share prices of certain companies
  3. Investment in Indian stocks through Participatory Notes
  4. Mispricing of import or export bills
  5. Betting in sports
  1. 2, 3 & 4
  2. 1, 3, 4 & 5
  3. 1, 3 & 5
  4. All

Q.29. Which of the following steps is supposed to strengthen agriculture marketing in India?

  1. Entry of private and cooperative sector in agriculture marketing
  2. Encouragement to farmers to undertake direct marketing
  3. Amendment to Essential Commodity Act
  4. Bringing more agri-commodity under OGL list
  5. Introduce Negotiable warehousing Receipt system
  1. All
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 3, 4 & 5
  4. 1, 4 & 5

Q.30. Consider the following statements:

  1. If we see a sunset on the moon, the sun would look white.
  2. Sun at Sunset on Earth appears red because blue is most scattered.
  3. Moon appears red at total solar eclipse because it totally lies in the umbra region of Earth.

Select the correct statements:

  1. All
  2. Only 1
  3. 2 & 3
  4. 1 & 2

Q.31. Which of the following are major provision under TRIPS plus

  1. It provides for longer patent term
  2. It tries to limit the use of compulsory licensing
  3. It promotes the generic competition
  4. It provides for data exclusivity
  1. All
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 2 & 3
  4. 1, 2 & 4

Q.32. Which of the following crops can’t be naturally grown in Tropical belt?

  1. Jute
  2. Spring wheat
  3. Sugar beet
  4. Sunflower
  1. All
  2. 1, 2 & 3
  3. 2, 3 & 4
  4. Only 2

Q.33. Strategic force Command

  1. Is an Airforce Command of India
  2. Is responsible for the management of India’s nuclear weapons
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above

Q.34. According to ecological science pests are created/ recreated due to

  1. Promotion of monocultures
  2. Chemical fertilization makes plants more vulnerable to pests
  3. Killing of friendly species which control pests and disruption of pest-predator balance
  4. HYVS develops resistance against pests
  5. GMO makes the plant vulnerable to attack by non target insects.
  1. 1, 2, & 3
  2. 1, 2, 3 & 5
  3. 1, 3, 4 & 5
  4. 1 & 2

Q.35. There is great fluctuation in agriculture productivity in India. Wheat are its causes?

  1. Over two-third of agriculture land still rainfed
  2. Low level of technology use in agriculture
  3. Lack of availability of HYV seeds in different parts
  4. Lack of commercialization of Indian agriculture
  1. All
  2. 1, 2 & 4
  3. 1, 3 & 4
  4. 1 & 4

Q.36. A member of legislature can be disqualified under following circumstances 

  1. If he/she has voluntarily given up his/her membership of such political party
  2. If an expelled member does not follow the whip of his ex-political party in the legislature.
  3. If a nominated member joins any political party after the expiry of one year from the date on which he/ she takes his/ her seat.
  4. An elected member, who is elected otherwise, joins any political party after such election
  1. All
  2. 1 & 3
  3. 1, 2 & 4
  4. 1, 3 & 4

Q.37. Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool will provide insurance cover for

  1. Hot zones
  2. Cold zones
  3. Both
  4. None of the above

Q.38. Which of the following are the components of Marginal cost of funds based Lending Rate?

  1. Interest rate given by banks on deposit
  2. Repo Rate charged by RBI from commercial banks
  3. Tier 1 capital of each bank
  4. Domestic banks leverage over foreign banks
  5. Negative carry on account of CRR
  1. All
  2. 1, 2, 3 & 5
  3. 1, 2 & 4
  4. 1, 2 & 5

Q.39. Why fresh water fisheries have high potential in India?

  1. Perennial nature of many rivers
  2. Large network of navigable canal and rivers
  3. High number of non-vegetarian people
  1. Only 1
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 1 & 3
  4. None of the above

Q.40. Which of the following population parameter targets set by India is/ are correct?

  1. Infant mortality Rate to be reduced to 25 per 1,000 live births by 2017
  2. Maternal Mortality Rate to be reduced to 100 per 1,000
  3. Total fertility Rate to be reduced to 2.1 by 2017

 

  1. All
  2. Only 1
  3. 1 & 3
  4. 2 & 3

Q.41. Why “paddy with fish” can’t be promoted in eastern India?

  1. Frequent flood
  2. Small fragmented land holdings
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above

Q.42. In what matter IPV is different from OPV?

  1. IPV uses killed polio virus while OPV uses weak live virus
  2. Potential recurrence of polio in a community is more in the case of IPV as compared to OPV.
  3. Both A & B present correct difference
  4. None of the above presents correct difference

Q.43. Delay in the implementation of Basel –III norms in India is due to

  1. Majority of promoters in the Banking system is GOI
  2. Government does not want to lose control over banks
  3. There are fewer numbers of buyers of perpetual bonds of banks
  4. EPFO has certain limitation to buy Banks issued bonds
  1. All
  2. 1,2 &3
  3. 2,3 &4
  4. 1,3 &4

Q.44. Why collaboration policy of government of India in the initial days of independence was promoted?

  1. India was not ready to accept direct foreign investment because of psychological fear of “East India Company”
  2. India wanted to promote indigenous agro-bared industry
  3. Government had good faith in domestic entrepreneurs
  1. All
  2. Only1
  3. 2&3
  4. 1&3

Q.45. Consider the following facts about phyto-planktons:

  1. Phytoplankton are the base of the aquatic food web
  2. Absorbs more CO2 than earth’s atmosphere
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above

Q.46.  Which of the following is not an app but a service?

  1. BHIM
  2. Bharat QR
  3. UPI
  1. All
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 2 & 3
  4. 1 & 3

Q.47. Indian Constitution defines Anglo-Indian as a person who is domiciled within the territory of India whose

  1. Father is of European descent
  2. Any of his male progenitors in the male line is of European descent

Choose the correct combinations from the given code

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Either 1 or 2
  4. Both 1 & 2

Q.48. Consider the following pairs of Ganga rejuvenation plan and related leaders.

  1. Ganga Mahasabha- Lala Lajpat Rai
  2. Ganga Action plan- Rajeev Gandhi
  3. National River Ganga Basin Authority -P.V.Narsimha Rao

Now select the correct ones

  1. 1 & 2
  2. 2 & 3
  3. Only 2
  4. Only 3

Q.49. Punjab was annexed in 1849

  1. By governor-General Lord Dalhousie
  2. After the Battle of Gujarat
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above


Q.50.
Recent studies have revealed that there are more chances of earthquake & tsunami due to climate change. This is mainly due to

  1. Isostatic imbalance
  2. Increased rate of evaporation
  3. Chances of torrential rainfall
  4. Landslides

Q.51. Deflation

  • Occurs when inflation rate falls below 0 %
  • Increases the real value of money
  • Decreases the real value of money
  • Increases the purchasing power of consumer
  • Decreases the purchasing power of consumer

Choose the correct combination from the given code:

  1. 1, 2 & 4
  2. 1, 3 & 5
  3. Only 1
  4. 2 & 5

Q.52. Indian rupee is fully convertible on

  1. Current Account
  2. Capital Account
  3. Current Account in visible trade
  4. Current Account in Invisible trade

Q.53. Which of the following were Indian payloads on Chandrayan-1

  1. SARA
  2. TMC
  3. HySI
  4. MIP
  1. All
  2. 1, 2& 3
  3. 1, 2& 4
  4. 2, 3 & 4

Q.54. Bt cotton has several advantages over non Bt cotton. Consider such advantages:

  1. Increases yield of cotton due to effective control of three types of bollworms, viz. American, Spotted and Pink bollworms.
  2. Reduction in pesticide use in the cultivation of Bt cotton in which bollworms are major pests.
  3. Bt cotton are early in maturing as compared to non Bt cotton.
  1. 1 & 2
  2. 1, 2 & 3
  3. 2 & 3
  4. Only 1

Q.55. Consider the following statements about secularism in India:

  1. It entails strict separation of religion from politics
  2. It provides for atheist government
  3. It bans parties with religious affiliations from contesting elections
  4. It grants religious liberty to all communities
  5. It accept community personal laws

Which of the statements given above are correct?

  1. 1, 2, 3 &4
  2. 1, 2, 4 & 5
  3. 1, 2, 3 & 5
  4. 1,3 & 4

Q.56. What happens if a country adopts a ‘floating exchange rate’ regime?

  1. The currency of that country will appreciate if it has more export than import
  2. The exchange rate will adjust to keep the current account deficit/ surplus just equal to the capital account surplus/ deficit.
  3. The value of import will increase while quantity of import may decline, if that country has more export than import
  1. 1, 2 & 3
  2. 1 & 3
  3. 2 & 3
  4. 1 & 2

Q.57.  Which of the following are the teachings of Jainism?

  1. Rejected the authority of Vedas
  2. Rejected the concept of universal soul
  3. Deny the existence of god
  4. Believed in karma
  5. Believed in caste system

Now select the correct ones:

  1. 1, 2 & 4
  2. 2, 3, 4 & 5
  3. 1 & 3
  4. 1, 2, 4 & 5

Q.58. Zombie are

  1. Infected computers
  2. Oil spill cleaning bacteria
  3. Secured security software
  4. Gigantic mammals of Southern Ocean

Q.59. Cyber Swachchta Kendra launched by government aims to

  1. Create a secure cyber space
  2. Promote digitization in India
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above

Q.60. In the case of Common Cause Vs Union of India, Supreme Court ordered that all political parties have to file their election expenditure statement

  1. Within75 days of Assembly election
  2. Within 100 days of Lok Sabha elections
  3. Within 150 days of Rajya Sabha election
  1. Only 1
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 2 & 3
  4. 1 & 3

Q.61.  Which of the following are the applications of cloud seeding?

  1. Enhancing internet connectivity in an organization.
  2. Suppressing fog or hail near ports
  3. Promoting weather modifications
  1. All
  2. only 1
  3. 2 & 3
  4. Only 3

Q.62. Dutch Disease refers to slow down economic activities which arises due to

  1. Windfall gain
  2. More reliance on tax base
  3. Climatic disaster
  4. Discovery of new resources

Now select the correct ones

  1. 1 & 4
  2. 2 & 3
  3. 1, 2 & 4
  4. 2, 3 & 4

Q.63. Disguised unemployment in India exists due to

  1. Custom
  2. Level of economy
  3. Lack of mobility
  1. 1, 2 & 3
  2. 1 & 2
  3. Only 2
  4. 1 & 3

Q.64. A bomb was thrown at the elephant carrying the viceroy. Consider the following facts about the above mentioned events and select the ones that are not correct:

  1. This date was fixed to shift the capital from Kolkata to Delhi.
  2. This was the date for the Viceroys state entry into the New Capital.
  3. Rash Bihari Bose and Sanchindranath Sanyal threw the bomb on the elephant carrying the viceroy

 

  1. All
  2. 1 & 3
  3. None of the above
  4. 2 & 3

Q.65. River drained poor states in India resulted mainly due to

  1. Mismatch between man-resource relation
  2. Lack of mineral and other resources
  3. Long neglect of the region since medieval time
  4. Lack of literacy and dominance of customs and culture
  5. Failure to optimize Demographic dividend

Now select the correct ones

  1. 1, 2, 3 & 4
  2. 1, 3, 4 & 5
  3. 1, 3, & 4
  4. 2, 3, 4 & 5

Q.66. Consider   the following fiscal measures:

  1. Increasing number of the items under OGL
  2. Bringing more commodities under Essential Commodity Art
  3. Increasing Import Duty
  1. All
  2. Only 1
  3. 1 & 2
  4. None of the above

Q.67. Depreciation of rupee may result in

  1. Increase in export by value
  2. Increase in export by quantity
  3. Increase in import by value
  4. Increase in import by quantity
  1. All
  2. 1 2 & 3
  3. 1 & 3
  4. Only 1

Q.68.Which of the following are the characteristics of Nataraj?

  1. The upper right hand holds damaru that symbolizes the sound for destruction.
  2. The surrounding flame represents the manifest of Universe.
  3. Nataraj dances over a demon that signifies victory over ignorance.

 

  1. All
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 2 & 3
  4. 1 & 3

Q.69.Consider the following facts about Bamyan:

  1. The word “Bamyan” means “The Place of Shining Light”
  2. It was the part of Later Gupta Dynasty.
  3. It is famous for Buddha’s colossal statues.
  4. The area was later conquered by Ghaznavids.

Select the correct ones:

  1. All
  2. 1, 2 &3
  3. 1, 3 & 4
  4. 1 & 3

Q.70.Intangible culture includes:

  1. Song
  2. Music
  3. Drama
  4. Skill
  5. Festivals
  6. Crafts

 

  1. All
  2. 1,2,4 & 5
  3. 1,2,3 & 6
  4. 1,2,3,4 & 5

Q.71.Which of the following Purana gives details of the Valley of Kashmir?

  1. Nilmat Purana
  2. Skanda Purana
  3. Vayu Purana
  4. Kula Purana

Q.72.Cruise missile differs from ballistic missiles in all except

  1. It flies at comparatively low height
  2. It is difficult to be located by radars
  3. It follows parabolic path.
  4. It blasts like rocket but takes final flight like aircraft
  5. It has less maneuverability than ballistic missiles

 

  1. All
  2. 1, 2 & 3
  3. 1, 2 & 4
  4. 1,2,4 & 5

Q.73.A plant has the following features:

  1. Broad leaves
  2. Hollow stem
  3. Waxy leaves

Then plant must be

  1. Water submerged plant
  2. Surface plant with roots in the water bed
  3. Xerophytes
  4. Xerophytes of saline belt along the coast

Q.74.Pressurised Light Water Reactor is considered safe because

  1. It reduces the chances of nuclear disaster.
  2. It enhances the possibilities of the use of less radioactive element as fuel.
  3. It reduces the possibility of radiation pollution.
  4. It enhances the mechanism of nuclear waste disposal.

Q.75. Captain Henry Every looted Ganj-i-Sawai, a Mughal ship that had serious consequences for the English East India Company. Who was the Mughal emperor then?

  1. Farrukh Siyyar
  2. Bahadur Shah Jaffer
  3. Aurangzeb
  4. Shahjahan

Q.76. Rain shadow areas receive less rainfall because

  1. In it is zone, clouds loose height
  2. Clouds have less moisture
  3. Descending clouds gains relative humidity.
  4. Descending clouds gains moisture
  1. 1 & 4
  2. 2 & 3
  3. 1, 2 & 3
  4. 1, 2 & 4

Q.77. Consider the following facts about relative humidity

  1. It decreases as we move from equator to pole
  2. It decreases as we move away from coast
  3. It increases as we move up in the troposphere

Now select the correct ones:

  1. All
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 1 & 3
  4. 2 & 3

Q.78.Which of the following are correct differences between Vikram Calendar and Saka Calendar?

  1. Vikram Calendar is followed in Northern and Western India while Saka Calendar is followed in Southern India.
  2. Vikram Calendar was founded by Gupta emperors while Saka Calendar was founded by Satavahana ruler.
  3. Vikram Calendar was founded in 56 BC while Saka Calendar was founded in 78 AD.
  4. Vikram Calendar begins with the month of Baisakha or Kartak while Saka Calendar begins with Chaitra.
  5. In Vikram Calendar day starts with the sunrise while in Saka Calendar day starts after mid-night.

 

  1. All
  2. 1,2,3 & 4
  3. 1,3 & 4
  4. 1,3,4 & 5

 Q.79.Geostationary orbit

  1. Is a circular orbit
  2. Lies in the plane of the Earth’s equator
  3. Has a radius of approximately 36,000 km from the Earth’s Centre.

Correct statements about Geostationary orbit are

  1. All
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 1 & 3
  4. 2 & 3

Q.80.Low Density Lipoproteins are often called bad cholesterol because 

  1. They carry cholesterol from liver & deposit them in the arteries
  2. They form plaques, that lead to the development of cardio-vascular diseases
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above

Q.81.Which of the following are the applications of Infra-Red radiation?

  1. Night Vision devices
  2. Thermography
  3. LED
  4. Remote control
  5. Chemotherapy
  1. All
  2. 1,2,3 & 4
  3. 1,3 & 4
  4. 2,3 & 4

Q.82.Consider the following assumptions and conclusion:

A1:   City A has high average annual temperature but low annual range of temperature.

A2:   City B has higher average annual temperature as well as high annual range of temperature

C1:   City A is more towards coast than City B

C2:   City B is more towards equator than City A

Taking assumption as correct, select the correct conclusion

  1. Only C1
  2. Only C2
  3. Both
  4. None of the above

Q.83.Whcih of the following classical dances recognized by Ministry of culture, are from North-East India?

  1. Gaudiya Nritya
  2. Manipuri
  3. Sattriya
  4. Thang Ta
  5. Chhau

 

  1. All
  2. 1,2,3 & 4
  3. 2,3 & 4
  4. 2,3 & 5

Q.84.Consider the following facts about ancient Nalanda University:

  1. It was established by Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of Mauryan Empire
  2. Hiuen Tsang taught at the University.
  3. It was finally destroyed by Turkish attackers led by Bakhtiyar Khilji.
  4. Major Markham Kittoe was the first to establish the relationship between the mounds of the area with the ancient Nalanda University.

Select the incorrect statements:

  1. 1 & 2
  2. 1 & 3
  3. 3 & 4
  4. Only 2

Q.85.Which of the following are the advantages of biofertilizers?

  1. It does not kill any micro-organism in the soil
  2. It is renewable
  3. It does not contribute to soil erosion by breaking soil structure
  4. It does not turn soil acidic
  5. It can be produced on large scale
  1. All
  2. 1,3,4 & 5
  3. 2,3,4 & 5
  4. 1,2,3 & 4

Q.86.Which of the following are the advantages of Plant Tissue Culture?

  1. Produces exact copies of plants.
  2. Produces plants without seed or pollination
  3. Helps to generate whole plants from plant cells that have been genetically modified
  4. Helps to bring in many traits of different varieties in one plant
  5. Helps to produce plant in sterile condition that reduces chances of transmission of diseases
  1. All
  2. 1,2,3 & 4
  3. 1,2,3 & 5
  4. 1,3,4 & 5

Q.87.Which of the following sources of light have better energy efficiency than Incandescent Lamps?

  1. Compact Fluorescent
  2. Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp
  3. High Intensity Discharge Lamp
  4. Light-Emitting Diode
  1. 1 & 2
  2. 1, 2 & 3
  3. 1 & 4
  4. All

Q.88.Which of the following Indian manuscripts are not the part of UNESCO’s Memory of World Register?

  1. Ain-i-Akbari
  2. Tarikh-e-Khandan-e-Timuriyah
  3. Hastividyarnava
  4. Tripura Buranji
  5. Akbarnama
  1. Only 3
  2. 1 & 3
  3. 1,2,3 & 4
  4. 1,3,4 & 5

Q.89.Consider the following events in national movement:

  1. Fast unto death by Gandhi in Yeravada Jail.
  2. Launch of individual Civil Disobedience Movement.
  3. First Round Table Conference
  4. Separation of Burma from India.

Now, select those events that occurred during the Viceroyalty of Marques of Willing don:

  1. All
  2. 1,2 & 4
  3. 1,2 & 3
  4. 1,3 & 4

Q.90.Who of the following is not considered as “Trinity of Carnatic music”?

  1. Gopal Krishna Bharathi
  2. Tyagaraja
  3. Muthuswami Dikshitar
  4. Shyama Sastri

Q.91. A nominated member is disqualified under Anti-Defection Act on the ground that

  1. He joins any political party immediately after nomination.
  2. He joins any political party after the expiry of 6 months.
  3. He joins any political party at any of his tenure.
  4. He is not disqualified if he joins any political party.

Q.92. Prorogation

  1. Refers to the termination of the session of the House.
  2. Notification for prorogation can be issued by the Speaker of Lok Sabha.
  3. On prorogation, only President can call the House again.

Correct references include:

  1. All
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 2 & 3
  4. 1 & 3

Q.93.Why Needle leaves are common in coniferous forests?

  1. Needle leaves reduces transpiration rate due to reduced surface
  2. Reduced surface area reduces chances of exposure to extreme cold.
  3. Needle leaves reduces chances of snow, sticking to the leaves & thus breaking it.
  1. All
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 1 & 3
  4. 2 & 3

Q.94. Under what circumstances, a bill lapses if the Lok Sabha is dissolved?

  1. A bill passed by both Houses but returned by the President for reconsideration.
  1. A bill not passed by both Houses due to disagreement & is pending before joint sitting
  2. A bill passed by Lok Sabha but pending in Rajya Sabha

 

  1. All
  2. 1 & 2 only
  3. Only 2
  4. Only 3

Q.95.Tropical grassland of Africa is frequently visited by fire because

  1. Area is close to the Saharan & Namibian hot desert.
  2. Area is close to the equator with relatively high temperature.

 

  1. Both are correct explanations
  2. Only 1 is correct explanations
  3. Only 2 is correct explanations
  4. Either a or b can be explanations

Q.96. Starred Question differs from Un-starred questions in

  1. Starred Question requires oral answer while Un-starred question requires written answer.
  2. In case of Starred Question supplementary questions can follow while in case of Un-starred question supplementary questions can’t follow.
  3. Both a & b are correct differences.
  4. None of the above is correct difference.

Q.97.Which of the following features is associated with Tropical Rain forest?

  1. Absence of undergrowth
  2. Large varieties of carnivores
  3. Branching at all levels of height
  4. Mosquito borne diseases
  1. All
  2. 1, 2 & 4
  3. 1 & 2
  4. 1 & 4

Q.98.Annual Range of temperature increases, as we move

  1. Away from the equator
  2. Towards equator
  3. Away from the coast
  4. Towards coast

 

  1. 1 & 3
  2. Only 1
  3. 2 & 4
  4. 2 & 3

Q.99.Tropics have higher salinity level than Equatorial region because

  1. It is the zone of subsiding air
  2. It is the zone of active air
  3. Relative Humidity is less
  4. Cloud formation is rare in this zone
  1. All
  2. 1,2 & 3
  3. 1,3 & 4
  4. 2 & 3

Q.100.Consider the following factors that affect salinity of ocean water:

  1. On shore wind
  2. Off shore wind
  3. Zone of subsidence of air
  4. High speed wind
  5. Steep atmospheric pressure gradient

Now, select those, that increases salinity

  1. 2, 3, 4 & 5
  2. 1, 3, 4 & 5
  3. 3, 4 & 5
  4. 1, 4 & 5

 

 

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