Ras Prelims 2013: Question Paper

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  • 1. 
    Match List-I and List-II and choose your answer from the code given below: List-I                                 List-II (A) Rigveda                     (i) Gopatha (B) Samaveda                (ii) Shatpatha (C) Atharvaveda             (iii) Aitariya (D) Yajurveda                 (iv) Panchvisha Code:
    • A. 

      (A)-(iv), (B)-(ii), (C)-(iii), (D)-(i)

    • B. 

      (A)-(ii), (B)-(iv), (C)-(iii), (D)-(i)

    • C. 

      (A)-(iii), (B)-(iv), (C)-(i), (D)-(ii)

    • D. 

      (A)-(i), (B)-(ii), (C)-(iv) (D)-(iii)

  • 2. 
    Which one of the following pair is correctly matched?
    • A. 

      Parsvanath-Janatrika

    • B. 

      Bindusara-Shakya

    • C. 

      Skandagupta- Maurya

    • D. 

      Chetak- Lichchhawi

  • 3. 
    The great Sankrit poet and dramatist, Rajshekhar lived at the court of:
    • A. 

      Raja Bhoj

    • B. 

      Mahipal

    • C. 

      Mahendrapala-I

    • D. 

      Indra-III

  • 4. 
    Which of the following inscriptions of Askoka bans animal sacrifice on certain festive gathering that probably included a ban on animal killing as well?
    • A. 

      Rock Edict I

    • B. 

      Pillar Edict V

    • C. 

      Rock Edict IX

    • D. 

      Rock Edict IX

  • 5. 
    Match List-I with List-II and choose your answer from the code given below:       List-I                               List-II (A) Diwan-i Arz               (i) Dealt with religious matters (B) Diwan-i Risalat          (ii) Dealt with State's correspondence (C) Diwan-i Insha            (iii) Dealt with Finance dept. (D) Diwan-i Wizarat         (iv) Dealt with Military dept.
    • A. 

      (A)-(i), (B)-(iii), (C)-(iv), (D)-(ii)

    • B. 

      (A)-(ii), (B)-(iv), (C)-(i), (D)-(iii)

    • C. 

      (A)-(iii), (B)-(ii), (C)-(i), (D)-(iv)

    • D. 

      (A)-(iv), (B)-(i), (C)-(ii), (D)-(iii)

  • 6. 
    Match the names of the books with that of the authors, and choose your answer from the code given below: Books                                        Authors (A) Alamgir namah                  (i) Muitamad Khan (B) Tabaqat-i Akbari                (ii) Munshi Mohd. Kazim (C) Chahar Chaman               (iii) Chandra Bhan Brahman (D) Iqbal namah-i Jahangir    (iv)  Nizamuddin Ahmad Code:
    • A. 

      (A)-(i), (B)-(iii), (C)-(iv), (D)-(ii)

    • B. 

      A)-(iii), (B)-(ii), (C)-(i), (D)-(iv)

    • C. 

      (A)-(iv), (B)-(i), (C)-(ii), (D)-(iii)

    • D. 

      (A)-(ii), (B)-(iv), (C)-(iii), (D)-(i)

  • 7. 
    From where did Fareed, later who became Sher Shah Suri got his education from:
    • A. 

      Sahsaram

    • B. 

      Patna

    • C. 

      Jaunpure

    • D. 

      Lahore

    • E. 

      *

  • 8. 
    Read the statement (A) and (B) below and choose the correct answer from the codes given below: (A) Not all the mansabdars were military officers (B) Those who held high civil post under the Mughals, were also mansabdars and were graded accordingly.
    • A. 

      Both (A) and (B) are false.

    • B. 

      Both (A) and (B) are true.

    • C. 

      (A) is true, while (B) is false.

    • D. 

      (A) is false, while (B) is true.

  • 9. 
    Arrange the following uprisings against the British Colonial power in India prior to 1857 in the various parts of the country in correct order: (i)   Sepoy mutiny in Bengal (ii)  Kutch Rebellion (iii) Sepoy mutiny at Vellore (iv) Santhal uprising (v)  Kol uprising Code:
    • A. 

      (i), (iii), (ii), (v), (iv)

    • B. 

      (ii), (iii), (i), (v), (iv)

    • C. 

      (iv), (i), (iii), (ii), (v)

    • D. 

      (iii), (i), (ii), (iv), (v)

  • 10. 
    Match the names of the authors with that of the books and choose your answer from the codes given below: Author                   Books (A) R. C. Dutt         (i) Indian Economic Thought-19th Century Perspectives (B) J. R. Mclane     (ii) The Economic History of India under Early British Rule (C) B. N Ganguli     (iii) Indian Nationalism and the Early Congress (D) Bipin Chandra   (iv) The Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism in India Code:
    • A. 

      (A)-(ii), (B)-(iii), (C)-(i), (D)-(iv)

    • B. 

      (A)-(iii), (B)-(ii), (C)-(iv), (D)-(i)

    • C. 

      (A)-(i), (B)-(iv), (C)-(ii), (D)-(iii)

    • D. 

      (A)-(iv), (B)-(i), (C)-(iii), (D)-(ii)

  • 11. 
    During India's colonial period the theory of downward filtration was related to:
    • A. 

      Railways

    • B. 

      Education

    • C. 

      Irrigation

    • D. 

      Poverty alleviation

  • 12. 
    Match the list of the Editors with that of the Papers/Magazines, they were editing: 'A' (Editors)                 'B' (Papers/Magazines) (1) S. A. Dange            (i) Navayug (2) Muzaffar Ahmad      (ii) Inqilab (3) Ghulam Husain       (iii) Labour Kissan Gazette (4) M. Singarvelu          (iv) The Socialist Code:
    • A. 

      (A)-(i), (B)-(ii), (C)-(iii), (D)-(iv)

    • B. 

      (A)-(iv), (B)-(i), (C)-(ii), (D)-(iii)

    • C. 

      (A)-(ii), (B)-(iii), (C)-(i), (D)-(iv)

    • D. 

      (A)-(iii), (B)-(iv), (C)-(ii), (D)-(i)

  • 13. 
    Which one of the following is the correct Northward sequence of the relief features?
    • A. 

      Zanskar Ranges, Pirpanjal Ranges, Ladakh Ranges, Karakoram Ranges

    • B. 

      Pirpanjal Ranges, Zanskar Ranges, Ladakh Ranges, Karakoram Ranges

    • C. 

      Karakoram Ranges, Ladakh Ranges, Zankar Ranges, Pirpanjal Ranges

    • D. 

      Pirpanjal Ranges, Ladakh Ranges, Zankar Ranges, Karakoram Ranges

  • 14. 
    Palghat is situated between:
    • A. 

      The Nilgiris and the Cardamon Hills

    • B. 

      The Nilgiris and the Annamalai Hills

    • C. 

      The Annamalai Hills and the Cardamon Hills

    • D. 

      The Cardamon Hills and Palini Hills

  • 15. 
    Read the list of Ecological concerns and the year in which Acts were executed in India: Ecological concerns                                                    (1) Wildlife Protection                                                    (2) Environment Protection                                          (3) The Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional          forest dwelerl's (Recognition of Forest Rights) (4) The Forest Conservation Policy                    Year, Act was passed (i) 1986 (ii) 2013 (iii) 1972 (iv) 1988 Which one of the following is the correct matching?
    • A. 

      (A)-(iii), (B)-(i), (C)-(ii), (D)-(iv)

    • B. 

      (A)-(iv), (B)-(ii), (C)-(iii), (D)-(i)

    • C. 

      (A)-(i), (B)-(iv), (C)-(ii), (D)-(iii)

    • D. 

      (A)-(ii), (B)-(iii), (C)-(iv), (D)-(i)

  • 16. 
    Read the list of National Parks and Animals housed for conservation: National           Parks Animals (1) Bandipur       (i) Tiger reserve (2) Kaziranga     (ii) Elephant reserve (3) Sunderbans  (iii) One horn Rhinoceros reserve (4) Simlipal        (iv) Biosphere and Tiger reserve Which one of the following is the correct matching?
    • A. 

      (A)-(ii), (B)-(iv), (C)-(i), (D)-(iii)

    • B. 

      (A)-(i), (B)-(iii), (C)-(iv), (D)-(ii)

    • C. 

      (A)-(iv), (B)-(i), (C)-(iii), (D)-(ii)

    • D. 

      (A)-(iii), (B)-(i), (C)-(ii), (D)-(iv)

  • 17. 
    Which one of the following International waterways is operated through lock-system?
    • A. 

      Suez Canal

    • B. 

      Rhine River

    • C. 

      Denube River

    • D. 

      Panama Canal

    • E. 

      *

  • 18. 
    In which of the following countries mineral oil was economically drilled in 1857?
    • A. 

      U.S.A.

    • B. 

      Venezuela

    • C. 

      Indonesia

    • D. 

      Romania

  • 19. 
    Assertion (A): Cotton textile industry is spread all over India though cotton is produced in only a few parts. Reason (B): Its raw material does not loose weight during manufacturing. Which one of the following is the correct choice?
    • A. 

      Assertion is correct and reason is also correct

    • B. 

      Assertion is correct and reason is also correct.

    • C. 

      Assertion is wrong but reason is correct.

    • D. 

      Assertion and reason, both are wrong.

  • 20. 
    Which group of minerals represents non-ferrous metals?
    • A. 

      Nickel, Zinc, Copper, Aluminium

    • B. 

      Nickel, Aluminium, Iron ore, Zinc

    • C. 

      Copper, Pig iron, Nickel, Steel

    • D. 

      Nickel, Carbon Steel, Aluminium, Zinc

  • 21. 
    Which group of steel plants were established in India after independence?
    • A. 

      Jamshedpur, Durgapur, Bhilai

    • B. 

      Bhilai, Durgapur, Bhadravati

    • C. 

      Bhilai, Durgapur, Rourkela

    • D. 

      Kulti-Burnpur, Vishakapatnam, Salem

  • 22. 
    Which of the railway connecting the following two stations has been recognised as heritage railway line by UNESCO?
    • A. 

      Siliguri and Darjeeling

    • B. 

      Allahabad and Varanasi

    • C. 

      Mumbai and Thane

    • D. 

      Amritsar and Ludhiana

  • 23. 
    Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below:  List-I                    List-II (A) Podzol              (i) Temperate steppe cool (B) Chernozem       (ii) Cool temperate (C) Spodsols          (iii) Hot and humid (D) Laterite             (iv) Humid cool temperate Code:
    • A. 

      (A)-(ii), (B)-(i), (C)-(iv), (D)-(iii)

    • B. 

      (A)-(iii), (B)-(iv), (C)-(ii), (D)-(i)

    • C. 

      (A)-(ii), (B)-(iii), (C)-(iv), (D)-(i)

    • D. 

      (A)-(iv), (B)-(i), (C)-(iii), (D)-(ii)

  • 24. 
    Read the list of Societies and Sacred trees to them: Societies                        Sacred trees (1) Mundas                     (i) Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) (2) Bishnois                   (ii) Mahua (Bassia latifolia) (3) Tribes in Odisha     (iii) Bo tree/Pipal (Ficus religiosa) (4) Buddhists                 (iv) Khejri (Prosopin Cineraria) Which one of the following matching is correct?
    • A. 

      (A)-(i), (B)-(iii), (C)-(iv), (D)-(ii)

    • B. 

      (A)-(iv), (B)-(ii), (C)-(iii), (D)-(i)

    • C. 

      (A)-(ii), (B)-(iv), (C)-(i), (D)-(iii)

    • D. 

      (A)-(iii), (B)-(i), (C)-(ii), (D)-(iv)

  • 25. 
    Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below: List-I (Aravalli Peak)      List-II (District) (A) Raghunathgarh          (i) Sirohi (B) Ser                          (ii) Sikar (C) Jarga                       (iii) Jaipur (D) Jaigarh                     (iv) Udaipur Code:
    • A. 

      (A)-(ii), (B)-(i), (C)-(iv), (D)-(iii)

    • B. 

      (A)-(i), (B)-(iii), (C)-(ii), (D)-(iv)

    • C. 

      (A)-(iii), (B)-(ii), (C)-(iv), (D)-(i)

    • D. 

      (A)-(iv), (B)-(iii), (C)-(i), (D)-(ii)

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