Mock Test 12 - Gs Paper I

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  • 1. 
    The twin principle of Gandhi's Ram Rajya were
    • A. 

      Truth and Non-violence

    • B. 

      Right means and Right end

    • C. 

      Khadi and ahinsa

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Gandhi ji founded satyagraha sabha in 1919 to protest against:
    • A. 

      Salt law

    • B. 

      Rowlatt act

    • C. 

      Government of India act 1919

    • D. 

      Jallianwala bagh massacre

  • 3. 
    The Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress (1929) is very important in history, because      1. the Congress passed a resolution demanding complete independence      2. the rift between the extremists and moderates was resolved in that Session      3. a resolution was passed rejecting the two-nation theory in that Session      Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3

    • C. 

      1 and 3

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Consider the following statements :      The most effective contribution made by Dadabhai Naoroji to the cause of Indian National      Movement was that he      1. exposed the economic exploitation of India by the British      2. interpreted the ancient Indian texts and restored the self-confidence of Indians      3. stressed the need for eradication of all the social evils before anything else      Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 5. 
    Other than resistance to pests, what are the prospects for which genetically engineered plants      have been created?      1. To enable them to withstand drought      2. To increase the nutritive value of the produce      3. To enable them to grow and do photosynthesis in spaceships and space stations      4. To increase their shelf life      Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      3 and 4 only

    • C. 

      1, 2 and 4 only

    • D. 

      1, 2, 3 and 4

  • 6. 
    With reference to Dhrupad, one of the major traditions of India that has been kept alive for      centuries, which of the following statements are correct?      1. Dhrupad originated and developed in the Rajput kingdoms during the Mughal period.      2. Dhrupad is primarily a devotional and spiritual music.      3. Dhrupad Alap uses Sanskrit syllables from Mantras.      Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1, 2 and 3

    • D. 

      None of the above is correct

  • 7. 
    According to the Constitution of India, it is the duty of the President of India to cause to be laid      before the Parliament which of the following?     1. The Recommendations of the Union Finance Commission     2. The Report of the Public Accounts Committee     3. The Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General     4. The Report of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes     Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
    • A. 

      Only 1

    • B. 

      Both 1 & 4

    • C. 

      1,3 & 4 only

    • D. 

      1, 2, 3 and 4

  • 8. 
    The Lucknow session of 1916 is noted for
    • A. 

      Congress acceptance of the league's demand of separate electrorates and weighted for muslims

    • B. 

      Merger of the muslims league into congress, temporarily

    • C. 

      Election of muslim leaders as congrees president

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not rue about the government of India act 1919?
    • A. 

      Also known as montagaue chelmsford reform

    • B. 

      It paved the way of federalism by clearly separating the responsibility of the centre to the provinces

    • C. 

      It made the central executive responsible to the legislative

    • D. 

      It extended the practice of communal representaion

  • 10. 
    The khilafat movement subsided the following 
    • A. 

      Withdrawal of support by congress

    • B. 

      Abandonment of the policy of discrimination against the muslims by the british

    • C. 

      Reservation of seats for muslims in central and provincial legislature under the act of 1919

    • D. 

      Assumption of power by mustafa kamal pasha in turkey and abolition of the caliphate

  • 11. 
    Monoculture is a typical character of
    • A. 

      Shifting cultivation

    • B. 

      Subsistence farming

    • C. 

      Specialised horticulture

    • D. 

      Commercial grain farming

  • 12. 
    What type of farming is common in areas of low rainfall?
    • A. 

      Livestock ranching

    • B. 

      Dairy farming

    • C. 

      Paddy cultivation

    • D. 

      Intensive subsistence farming

  • 13. 
    Modern theory of monsoon considers this system a result ofI. differential heatingII. rotation of the earthIII. shifting of pressure beltIV. high pressure on land 
    • A. 

      I & II

    • B. 

      II & IV

    • C. 

      I, II & IV

    • D. 

      I & III

  • 14. 
    Irrigation is required in India because 
    • A. 

      Of low amount of rainfall

    • B. 

      The growing of crops call for it

    • C. 

      Of the uneven distribution of rainfall over space

    • D. 

      Of the uneven distribution of rainfall over time

  • 15. 
    The westerly disturbance causing winter rains in northern India originate in
    • A. 

      Himalays

    • B. 

      Pakistan

    • C. 

      Arabian sea

    • D. 

      Mediterranean sea

  • 16. 
    How does common salt help in separating soap from the solution after saponification?
    • A. 

      By decreasing density of Soap

    • B. 

      By decreasing solubility of Soap

    • C. 

      By increasing density of Soap

    • D. 

      By increasing solubility of Soap

  • 17. 
    Paper is manufactured by
    • A. 

      Wood and resin

    • B. 

      Wood, sodium and bleaching powder

    • C. 

      Wood, calcium, hydrogen sulphite and resin

    • D. 

      Wood and bleaching powder

  • 18. 
    In an atomic explosion, enormous energy is released which is due to
    • A. 

      Conversion of chemical energy into heat energy

    • B. 

      Conversion of mechanical energy into nuclear energy

    • C. 

      Conversion of mass into energy

    • D. 

      Conversion of neutrons into protons

  • 19. 
    The dark lines in the solar spectrum are due to
    • A. 

      Absorption of corresponding wavelengths by the outer layers of the sun

    • B. 

      Destructive interference between waves of certain definite wavelengths

    • C. 

      Absorption of corresponding wavelengths by the prism used in the photograph

    • D. 

      Absence of corresponding wavelengths from the light emitted by the core of the sun

  • 20. 
    Very small time intervals are accurately measure by
    • A. 

      White dwarfs

    • B. 

      Quartz clocks

    • C. 

      Atomic clocks

    • D. 

      Pulsars

  • 21. 
    An aeroplane is flying horizontally with a velocity of 600 km/h and at a height of 1960 m. When it is vertically at a point A on the ground a bomb is released from it. The bomb strikes the ground at point B. The distance AB is
    • A. 

      1200 m

    • B. 

      0.33 km

    • C. 

      3.33 km

    • D. 

      33 km

  • 22. 
    It is easier to roll a barrel full of coal tar than to pull it because
    • A. 

      The full weight of the barrel comes into play when it is pulled

    • B. 

      The rolling friction is much less than the sliding friction

    • C. 

      More surface area of the barrel is in contact with the road when it is pulled

    • D. 

      Coal tar is a liquid and it flows in the barrel when it is rolled

  • 23. 
    One should not connect a number of electrical appliances to the same power socket because
    • A. 

      This can damage the appliances due to overloading

    • B. 

      This can damage the domestic wiring due to overloading

    • C. 

      This can damage the electrical meter

    • D. 

      The appliance will not get full voltage

  • 24. 
    On a stationary sail boat, air is blown from a fan attached to the boat. The boat
    • A. 

      Moves in opposite direction in which the air is blown

    • B. 

      Does not move

    • C. 

      Moves in the same direction in which air blows

    • D. 

      Spins around

  • 25. 
    Mercury is commonly used as a thermometric fluid rather than water because
    • A. 

      Specific heat of mercury is less than water

    • B. 

      Specific heat of mercury is more than water

    • C. 

      Mercury has greater visibility than water

    • D. 

      Density of mercury is more than the water

  • 26. 
    The president holds office for a term of five years:
    • A. 

      From the date on which he is elected

    • B. 

      From the date on which he enters the office

    • C. 

      From the date of determination by the parliamentt

    • D. 

      From the date notified by the election commisson

  • 27. 
    The following is the pardoning power of the president
    • A. 

      In matter relating to court martial

    • B. 

      In matter relating to rejection of mercy appeal

    • C. 

      In matter relating to president's executive power

    • D. 

      In matter where there is death sentence

  • 28. 
    Impeachment proceedings against the president of India can be initiated
    • A. 

      By the supreme court

    • B. 

      Only in lok sabha

    • C. 

      In either house of parliament

    • D. 

      Only in joint sitting of the two houses of the parliament

  • 29. 
    Which one of the following does not take part in the election of the president?
    • A. 

      Elected member of lok sabha

    • B. 

      Elected member of rajya sabha

    • C. 

      Elected member of legislative council

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 30. 
    the president can make laws through ordinances:
    • A. 

      During the recess of the parliament

    • B. 

      On certain subjects even when parliament is in session

    • C. 

      Only on subjects listed in the concurrent list

    • D. 

      Under no circumstances

  • 31. 
    Assertion (A): Equality before law is not applicable to the president of IndiaReason (R): The president of India enjoys special privileges under constitution of India
    • A. 

      Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    • B. 

      Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A.

    • C. 

      A is true but R is false.

    • D. 

      A is false but R is true.

  • 32. 
    The tenure is vice-president is
    • A. 

      Co-terminus with that of the president

    • B. 

      Five years

    • C. 

      Dependent on the will of the presodent

    • D. 

      Six years

  • 33. 
    The Union Executive of India consists of?
    • A. 

      The President, Vice-President and the Council of Ministers only

    • B. 

      The President and the council of Ministers only

    • C. 

      The President, Vice-President and the Council of Ministers and Lok Sabha speaker

    • D. 

      The President, Prime Minister, Deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha speaker

  • 34. 
    The proposal relating to dismissal of the Vice-President can be presented by?
    • A. 

      Any House of the Parliament

    • B. 

      Rajya sabha

    • C. 

      Lok Sabha

    • D. 

      To President of India

  • 35. 
    In case the President wishes to resign, to whom is he to address his resignation letter?
    • A. 

      Chief Justice of India

    • B. 

      Secretary of Lok Sabha

    • C. 

      Vice president

    • D. 

      Prime Minister

  • 36. 
    Inflation in india is measured on which of the following indexes/indicators?
    • A. 

      Cost of living index

    • B. 

      Consumer price index

    • C. 

      GDP

    • D. 

      Wholesale price index

  • 37. 
    The aim of employment oriented planning is 
    • A. 

      Promoting capital intensive projects

    • B. 

      Promoting labour intensive projects

    • C. 

      Increasing the activities in the agricultural sector

    • D. 

      Increasing the export

  • 38. 
    Estimates of national income is prepared by 
    • A. 

      Planning commission

    • B. 

      Ministry of finance

    • C. 

      Central statistical organisation

    • D. 

      Reserve bank of India

  • 39. 
    If all the banks in an economy are nationalized and converted into a monopoly bank, the total deposits
    • A. 

      Will decrease

    • B. 

      Will increase

    • C. 

      Will neither increase nor decrease

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 40. 
    One of the reasons for India's occupational structure remaining more or less the same over the years has been that
    • A. 

      Investment pattern has been directed towards capital intensive industries

    • B. 

      Productivity in agriculture has been high enough to induce people to stay with agriculture

    • C. 

      Ceiling on land holdings have enabled more people to own land and hence their preference to stay with agriculture

    • D. 

      People are largely unaware of the significance of transition from agriculture to industry for economic development

  • 41. 
    If an economy is equilibrium at the point where plans to save and to invest are equal, then government expenditure must be
    • A. 

      Zero

    • B. 

      Equal to government income

    • C. 

      Larger than government income

    • D. 

      Negative

  • 42. 
    Devaluation of currency will be more beneficial if
    • A. 

      Prices of domestic goods remain constant

    • B. 

      Prices of exports remain constant

    • C. 

      Prices of imports remains constant

    • D. 

      Prices of exports rise proportionately

  • 43. 
    The apex body for formulating plans and coordinating research work in agriculture and allied fields is
    • A. 

      State Trading Corporation

    • B. 

      Regional Rural Banks

    • C. 

      National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

    • D. 

      Indian Council of Agricultural Research

  • 44. 
    If the RBI adopts an expansionist open market operations policy, this means that it will
    • A. 

      Sell securities in the open market

    • B. 

      Buy securities from non-government holders

    • C. 

      Offer commercial banks more credit in the open market

    • D. 

      Openly announce to the market that it intends to expand credit

  • 45. 
    Deficit financing means that the government borrows money from the
    • A. 

      RBI

    • B. 

      Local bodies

    • C. 

      Big businessmen

    • D. 

      IMF

  • 46. 
    Which of the following is not viewed as a national debt?
    • A. 

      Provident Fund

    • B. 

      Life Insurance Policies

    • C. 

      National Saving Certificate

    • D. 

      Long-term Government Bonds

  • 47. 
    Non Tax revenues can be increased by improving the working of the
    • A. 

      State Road Transport Corporations

    • B. 

      Electricity boards

    • C. 

      Commercial irrigation projects

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 48. 
    Gross domestic capital formation is defined as
    • A. 

      Flow of expenditure devoted to increased or maintaining of the capital stock

    • B. 

      Expenditure incurred on physical assets only

    • C. 

      Production exceeding demand

    • D. 

      Net addition to stock after depreciation

  • 49. 
    The first attempt st introducing a representative and popular element in the governance of India was made through: 
    • A. 

      Indian council act 1861

    • B. 

      Indian council act 1892

    • C. 

      Indian council act 1909

    • D. 

      Government of India act 1919

  • 50. 
    During the Swadeshi movement, of the several forms of struggle thrown up by the movement, which one met with greatest success in the course of the movement
    • A. 

      Boycott of the government educational institutions

    • B. 

      Development of swadeshi industries

    • C. 

      Disobeying of unjust laws

    • D. 

      Boycott of foreign goods