Gs Paper I

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  • 1. 
    The climate of India can be best described as–
    • A. 

      Desert type

    • B. 

      Mediterranean type

    • C. 

      Sub-tropical monsoon type

    • D. 

      Tropical monsoon type

  • 2. 
    Which of the following types of climate has the characteristic of ‘dry summers with great sunshine and rainy winters’ ?
    • A. 

      Equatorial

    • B. 

      Mediterranean

    • C. 

      Tropical

    • D. 

      Tundra

  • 3. 
    Who among the following use two factors i.e. precipitation effectiveness and temperature effectivenessfor the classification of climate?
    • A. 

      Trewartha

    • B. 

      Thornwaite

    • C. 

      Koeppen

    • D. 

      Thorn burry

  • 4. 
    The main characteristics of which climate are determined by ocean winds? 
    • A. 

      Meditarranean Climate

    • B. 

      Subtropical humid climate

    • C. 

      Temperate oceanic climate

    • D. 

      Humid continental climate

  • 5. 
    Which of the following illustrates the extreme effects of of phenomenon of seasons?
    • A. 

      The equatorial region

    • B. 

      Polar region

    • C. 

      North temperate region

    • D. 

      South temperate region

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is the highest wind velocity?
    • A. 

      Hurricane

    • B. 

      Tornado

    • C. 

      Typhoon

    • D. 

      Thunderstrom

  • 7. 
    Most electronegative element in periodic table is?
    • A. 

      Iodine

    • B. 

      Fluorine

    • C. 

      Oxygen

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 8. 
    Most potent green house gas is?
    • A. 

      Carbon dioxide

    • B. 

      Methan

    • C. 

      Water vapour

    • D. 

      Ozone

  • 9. 
    In H1N1 virus of swine flu H & N stands for?
    • A. 

      Haemoglobulin & neurons

    • B. 

      Haemaglutinin & neurons

    • C. 

      Haemeglutinin neuroaminidase

    • D. 

      Haemaglutinin & nechrosis

  • 10. 
    Cholera is a?
    • A. 

      Soil born disease

    • B. 

      Air born disease

    • C. 

      Water born disease

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 11. 
    An instrument which is uses for converting the mechanical energy in to electric energy is called?
    • A. 

      Transformer

    • B. 

      Dynamo

    • C. 

      Elimeter

    • D. 

      Electric motor

  • 12. 
    Which of the component is harder than diamond?
    • A. 

      Boron chloride

    • B. 

      Bakelite

    • C. 

      Boron nitrate

    • D. 

      Tungstan

  • 13. 
    Which of the following disease also known as factor IX deficiency or christmas disease?
    • A. 

      Haemophilia A

    • B. 

      Haemophilia B

    • C. 

      Hepatitis B

    • D. 

      Hepatitis C

  • 14. 
    VHF (very high frequency) ominidirectional radio range is used in:
    • A. 

      Navigation

    • B. 

      Mobile communication

    • C. 

      Astronomical studies

    • D. 

      Earth observation satellites

  • 15. 
    In which of the following types of economy are the factors of production owned individually?
    • A. 

      Capitalist

    • B. 

      Socialist

    • C. 

      Mixed

    • D. 

      Both A and B

  • 16. 
    Which of the following committees examined and suggested financial sector reforms?
    • A. 

      Abid Hussain Committee

    • B. 

      Bhagwati Committee

    • C. 

      Chelliah Committee

    • D. 

      Narasimham Committee

  • 17. 
    Economic liberalization in India started with
    • A. 

      Substantial changes in industrial licensing policy

    • B. 

      The convertibility of Indian rupee

    • C. 

      Doing away with procedural formalities for foreign direct investment doing away with procedural formalities for foreign direct investment

    • D. 

      Significant reduction in tax rates

  • 18. 
    New Economic Policy aims at
    • A. 

      Giving importance to rural techniques of production

    • B. 

      Reforms in production pattern, obtaining new technology, making Indian economy more competitve

    • C. 

      Creating more tax brackets

    • D. 

      Imposing Tobin tax

  • 19. 
    The Currency Convertibility concept in its originated in
    • A. 

      Taylors agreement

    • B. 

      Wells agreement

    • C. 

      Bretton Woods agreement

    • D. 

      Symmonds agreement

  • 20. 
    Deficit financing means that the government borrows money from the
    • A. 

      RBI

    • B. 

      Local bodies

    • C. 

      Big businessmen

    • D. 

      IMF

  • 21. 
    The 'Bombay Plan' drafted by GD Birla and JRD Tata emphasized
    • A. 

      That the economy should be left to the dynamic investments by the private sector in heavy industries

    • B. 

      The public sector investments in infrastructure and heavy industries

    • C. 

      Annual planning

    • D. 

      That the private sector should foot the bill for intensive and low return investments in the industrial sector

  • 22. 
    The highest body that approves Five Year Plans in India is
    • A. 

      Planning Commission

    • B. 

      National Development Council

    • C. 

      Interstate Council

    • D. 

      Union Cabinet

  • 23. 
    'Garibi Hatao' (removal of poverty) and 'Growth with Justice' were the main objectives of
    • A. 

      Plan Holiday

    • B. 

      Fourth Five Year Plan

    • C. 

      Rolling Plan

    • D. 

      Fifth Five Year Plan

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is incorrect in context with inductive planning?
    • A. 

      It is mixed planning

    • B. 

      It works through market (price system) rather than replace it

    • C. 

      Both a & b

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 25. 
    The Second Five Year Plan was based on
    • A. 

      Mohalanobis Model

    • B. 

      Vakil and Brahmananda's wage Goods Model

    • C. 

      Harrod-Domar Growth Model

    • D. 

      Slow Growth Model

  • 26. 
    In India, which of the following has the highest share in the disbursement of credit to agriculture and allied activities?
    • A. 

      Commercial Banks

    • B. 

      Cooperative Banks

    • C. 

      Regional Rural Banks

    • D. 

      Micro-finance Institutions

  • 27. 
    Restrictions cannot be placed on fundamental rights of the citizens?
    • A. 

      In the interest of friendly relations with foreign states.

    • B. 

      To prevent defamation ,contempt of courts incitement of an offence

    • C. 

      In the interest of the security of the ruling political part

    • D. 

      In the interest of security of the state and public order.

  • 28. 
    Which among the following amendments added the Fundamental Duties as per recommendations of Sardar Swaran Singh Committee? 
    • A. 

      38th

    • B. 

      40th

    • C. 

      42nd

    • D. 

      44th

  • 29. 
    Prohibition of discrimination on the ground of discrimination of religion is a fundamental right classified under?
    • A. 

      The right against exploitation

    • B. 

      The cultural and educational rights

    • C. 

      The right to freedom of religion

    • D. 

      The right to equality

  • 30. 
    Freedom of speech cannot be used?
    • A. 

      To level corruption charges against government.

    • B. 

      To incite people into violence

    • C. 

      To demand more wages

    • D. 

      To speak for denationalization of public sector

  • 31. 
    Right to equality law is
    • A. 

      Civil right

    • B. 

      Economic right

    • C. 

      Social right

    • D. 

      Political right

  • 32. 
    Fundamental rights under article 19 are suspended during emergency caused by?
    • A. 

      War or external aggression

    • B. 

      Financial crisis

    • C. 

      Internal armed rebellion

    • D. 

      Failure of constitutional machinery of a state

  • 33. 
    If the person is refused freedom of movement it means denial of?
    • A. 

      National Liberty

    • B. 

      Economic Liberty

    • C. 

      Civil Liberty

    • D. 

      Political Liberty

  • 34. 
    The right to property is a?
    • A. 

      Free right

    • B. 

      Fundamental right

    • C. 

      Universal right

    • D. 

      Legal right

  • 35. 
    What was the major two point agenda of social reform movements?
    • A. 

      Removal of untouchability & fight for betterment of status of women

    • B. 

      Creating laws against unfair practices and abolition of sati

    • C. 

      Freedom from british rule & strengthening India's social structure

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 36. 
    What were the factors which gave rise to socio-religious reform  movements?I.Presence of colonial government in IndiaII.Spread of educationIII.Impact of modern western culture & consciousness of defeat by foreign power.IV.Existence of polytheism, idolatry, obscurantism, superstition 
    • A. 

      Both I & II

    • B. 

      Both III & IV

    • C. 

      I , III & IV

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 37. 
    Which of the following is incorrectly matched? 
    • A. 

      Special marriage act 1954 – permit intercast & inter religious marriage

    • B. 

      Bengal resolution (1829) – banning sati

    • C. 

      Bengal resolution (1795, 1804) – declaring infanticide illegal.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 38. 
    Thre brahmo samaj believed in?
    • A. 

      Casteless society

    • B. 

      Universal religion

    • C. 

      Western Religion

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 39. 
    The british abolished polygamy and child marriage due to the efforts of ?
    • A. 

      Raja Rammohan Roy

    • B. 

      Keshab Chandra Sen

    • C. 

      Devendranath Tagore

    • D. 

      Bal shastri jambekar

  • 40. 
    Prarthana samaj was founded by?
    • A. 

      Dr. Atmaran Pandurang

    • B. 

      Raja Rammohan Roy

    • C. 

      Dayananda Saraswati

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 41. 
    In 1875 swami dayananda saraswati established?
    • A. 

      Prarthana Samaj

    • B. 

      Araya Samaj

    • C. 

      Brahmo Samaj

    • D. 

      Satyashodhak samaj

  • 42. 
    Supreme Court recently appointed one man commission to probe 2006 Meerut fire tragedy. The one man commission will be headed by
    • A. 

      A. Justice (retd) Markandey Katju

    • B. 

      Justice (retd) A P Shah

    • C. 

      Justice (retd) S B Sinha

    • D. 

      Justice (retd) Venkatchelliah

  • 43. 
    Consider the following statements about Rashtriya Gokul Mission.I. It will promote conservation and developments of indigenous breeds of cows in a focused and scientific manner.II. It is a focussed mission under National Programme for Bovine Breeding and Dairy Development.Which is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only I

    • B. 

      Only II

    • C. 

      Both I & II

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 44. 
    Who has been named as the Chairman of the Committee that was recently appointed by the Union government to review the Rangarajan formula for pricing of gas?
    • A. 

      Kirit Parikh

    • B. 

      Kirit Somiah

    • C. 

      Devendra Sharma

    • D. 

      Suresh Prabhu

  • 45. 
    Malin village which was in news recently due to a landslide caused by heavy downpour that killed more than hundred peoples is in which State?
    • A. 

      Maharashtra

    • B. 

      Uttarakhand

    • C. 

      Uttar Pradesh

    • D. 

      Himachal Pradesh

  • 46. 
    Which Public Sector Undertaking has become the 17th Navratna Company of the country recently?
    • A. 

      Container Corporation of India (CONCOR)

    • B. 

      Engineers India Limited (EIL)

    • C. 

      Airports Authority of India (AAI)

    • D. 

      BEML Limited

  • 47. 
    Name the mission that will be launched by NASA to examine habitability of Mars environment?
    • A. 

      ExoMars Mission

    • B. 

      Mars 2020 Rover Mission

    • C. 

      InSight

    • D. 

      MAVEN Orbiter

  • 48. 
    Which of the following Akademis is responsible for fostering the development of dance, drama and music in India?
    • A. 

      National School of Drama

    • B. 

      Sangeet Akademi

    • C. 

      Sahitya Akademi

    • D. 

      Lalit Kala Akademi

  • 49. 
    The words 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed below the base plate of the emblem of India are taken from
    • A. 

      Rigveda

    • B. 

      Satpath Brahmana

    • C. 

      Mundak Upanishad

    • D. 

      Ramayana

  • 50. 
    The banks are required to maintain a certain ratio between their cash in the hand and totals assets. This is called
    • A. 

      Statutory Bank Ratio (SBR)

    • B. 

      Statutory Liquid Ratio (SLR)

    • C. 

      Central Bank Reserve (CBR)

    • D. 

      Central Liquid Reserve (CLR)