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  • 1. 
    Which of the following are the causes of BoP crises in 1991?I. Reforms of 1980 were bases on washington consensus ideologyII. Relaxation of market regulation with heavy external borrowingIII. Foreign indebtness 
    • A. 

      Both I & II

    • B. 

      Both II & III

    • C. 

      Both I & IIII

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements is correct with regard to external sector in the post reform period?
    • A. 

      Quantitative restrictions have been imposed on a number of tradable items.

    • B. 

      Quantitative restrictions have been removed on most of the items except a few goods.

    • C. 

      The tariff walls have been further raised.

    • D. 

      Foreign investment is now being discouraged.

  • 3. 
    All of the following statements except one are correct about the Foreign Trade Policy, 2004-09. Identify the incorrect statement:
    • A. 

      Certain thrust areas like agriculture, handlooms, handicrafts etc. have been identified.

    • B. 

      Vishesh Krishiupaj Yojana has been started.

    • C. 

      'Served from India' scheme has been started.

    • D. 

      The entry of FDI in India has been restricted.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following statements regarding privatisation is correct?
    • A. 

      Privatisation is panacea for all economic problems.

    • B. 

      Privatisation always leads to attaining social and economic efficiency.

    • C. 

      Privatisation may result in lopsided development of industries in the country.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements is correct?  
    • A. 

      The disinvestment programme has been successfully carried out in India.

    • B. 

      Privatisation up to 100 percent has been carried out in all the PSUs in India.

    • C. 

      Under strategic sale method of disinvestment, the government sells a major share to a strategic buyer.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 6. 
    Match the following: A. WTO I Provides loans to address short-term balance of payments problems B. RBI II Multilateral trade negotiating body. C. IMF Ill Facilitating lending and borrowing for reconstruction and development D. IBRD IV Central Bank of India  
    • A. 

      (A)III (B)II (C)I (D)IV

    • B. 

      (A)I (B)III (C)IV (D)II

    • C. 

      (A)II (B)IV (C)I (D)III

    • D. 

      (A)IV (B)I (C)II (D)III

  • 7. 
    Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
    • A. 

      WTO - Generally forbids the use of quantitative restrictions on trade.

    • B. 

      IMF - Provides finance to correct disequilibrium in balance of payments.

    • C. 

      RBI - Promotes trade among south Asian countries.

    • D. 

      IBRD - Gives long term loans for development.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements is correct?         
    • A. 

      The public sector was given a dominant position in the newly Independent India.

    • B. 

      The foreign trade policy post independence allowed free trade of all goods and service.

    • C. 

      Monetary policy post Independence sought to keep the CRR at a very low level.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    All of the following developments were noticed during 1991 (when economic reforms were enforced) except one. Identify it.  
    • A. 

      National debt was nearly 60 per cent of the GNP of India.

    • B. 

      Inflation crossed double digits.

    • C. 

      Foreign reserves were maintained at a very high level.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 10. 
    As a result of the New Industrial Policy, 1991:
    • A. 

      Prior approval of central government is required for establishing new undertakings, and expanding the present undertaking.

    • B. 

      An industry intending to have more than 100 crore of assets is required to obtain the permission of the central government.

    • C. 

      Prior approval of central government for establishing new undertakings and expanding existing undertaking is not required

    • D. 

      Two or more companies deciding to amalgamate are required to take the prior approval of the centra] government.

  • 11. 
    As a result of the New Industrial Policy, 1991:
    • A. 

      The public sector has been stripped off all its power.

    • B. 

      The public sector has been given the commanding heights of the economy.

    • C. 

      The public sector's portfolio will be reviewed with greater realism. The focus will be on strategic high tech and essential infrastructure industries.

    • D. 

      The public sector's management has been passed over to the private sector.

  • 12. 
    The FRBMA, 2003 emphasises on:
    • A. 

      Revenue-led fiscal consolidation.

    • B. 

      Better expenditure outcomes.

    • C. 

      Rationalisation of tax regime.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 13. 
    ______________ refers to disposal of public sector's units in equity in the market.
    • A. 

      Globalisation.

    • B. 

      Privatisation.

    • C. 

      Disinvestment.

    • D. 

      Liberalisation.

  • 14. 
    Light waves the different form sound waves in that
    • A. 

      Light waves are electromagnetic but sound waves are not

    • B. 

      Light waves can travel through water but sound waves cannot

    • C. 

      Light travels with a same speed in all media

    • D. 

      Light waves produce interence but sound waves do not

  • 15. 
    Assertion: A pool of water looks shallower than it actually isReason: Light bends towards the normal while travelling from water to air
    • A. 

      Both A & R correct, and R explains A

    • B. 

      Both A & R correct, But R does not explains A

    • C. 

      A is right, R is wrong

    • D. 

      R is right, A is wrong

  • 16. 
    A radioactive substance emits: 
    • A. 

      Alpha particles

    • B. 

      Beta particles

    • C. 

      Gamma particles

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Echoes are produced due to
    • A. 

      Reflection of sound

    • B. 

      Refraction of sound

    • C. 

      Diffraction of sound

    • D. 

      Polarization of sound

  • 18. 
    Nichrome wire is used as heating element in many appliances
    • A. 

      It can be drawn out into wires easily

    • B. 

      It has high resistivity

    • C. 

      It resists oxidation in the air when red hot

    • D. 

      Both B & C are correct

  • 19. 
    The two elements that are frequently used for making transistors are
    • A. 

      Boron and aluminium

    • B. 

      Silicon and germanium

    • C. 

      Iridium and tungsten

    • D. 

      Niobium and columbium

  • 20. 
    Which of the following crops is regarded as a plantation crop?
    • A. 

      Coconut

    • B. 

      Cotton

    • C. 

      Sugarcane

    • D. 

      Rice

  • 21. 
    Photosynthesis is a process
    • A. 

      Reductive and exergonic

    • B. 

      Reductive and catabolic

    • C. 

      Reductive, endergonic and catabolic

    • D. 

      Reductive, endergonic and anabolic

  • 22. 
    Deforestation in the uplands may cause pollution in rivers through
    • A. 

      Leaching of salts

    • B. 

      Erosion and silting

    • C. 

      Inflow of forest material

    • D. 

      Increased discharge rate

  • 23. 
    The ratio of the weight of water vapour to the total weight of air (including the water vapor) is called
    • A. 

      Specific humidity

    • B. 

      Mixing ratio

    • C. 

      Relative humidity

    • D. 

      Absolute humidity

  • 24. 
    Radiocarbon is produced in the atmosphere as a result of
    • A. 

      Collision between fast neutrons and nitrogen nuclei present in the atmosphere

    • B. 

      Action of ultraviolet light from the sun on atmospheric oxygen

    • C. 

      Action of solar radiations particularly cosmic rays on carbon dioxide present in the atmosphere

    • D. 

      Lightning discharge in atmosphere

  • 25. 
    Oil raise up the wick in a lamp. The principle involves
    • A. 

      The diffusion of oil through the wick

    • B. 

      The liquid state of oil

    • C. 

      Capillary action phenomenon

    • D. 

      Volatility of oil

  • 26. 
    Superconductors are substances which
    • A. 

      Conduct electricity at low temperature

    • B. 

      Offer high resistance to the flow of current

    • C. 

      Offer no resistance to the flow of electricity

    • D. 

      Conduct electricity at high temperatures

  • 27. 
    The national flag was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on 22 July 1947 and was presented to the nation at the midnight session of the Assembly on 14th August 1947 on behalf of
    • A. 

      The minorities of India

    • B. 

      The National Integration Council

    • C. 

      The women of India

    • D. 

      The people of India

  • 28. 
    The time at a place is determined by
    • A. 

      The parallels of longitude

    • B. 

      The parallels of latitude

    • C. 

      Distance from equator

    • D. 

      Distance from prime meridian

  • 29. 
    The movement of particles by rolling, sliding and shuffling along the eroded surface is called
    • A. 

      Saltation

    • B. 

      Suspension

    • C. 

      Traction

    • D. 

      Solution

  • 30. 
    Which of the following statements are correct about the impact of the press in the 19th century?1. It inculated nationalism2. It exposed colonial rule3. It aroused political consciousness4. It promoted disloyalty to the British rule
    • A. 

      1,2,3 and 4

    • B. 

      1, 2 & 3

    • C. 

      1, 2 & 4

    • D. 

      2, 3 & 4

  • 31. 
    Name one of the following which earned the recognition of Dadhabhai Naoroji?
    • A. 

      East Indian Association,1866

    • B. 

      Poona Sarvajanik Sabha,1870

    • C. 

      Madras Mahajan Sabha, 1881

    • D. 

      Bombay Presidency Association,1885

  • 32. 
    Name the first major issue that the Indian Association, the precursor of the Congress, took up for agitation?
    • A. 

      Protection of the tenants from oppression by the zamindars

    • B. 

      Agitation against the Arms Act

    • C. 

      Agitation against the Vernacular Press Act

    • D. 

      Reform of the Civil Service regulations

  • 33. 
    What was emigration act of 1859?
    • A. 

      Plantation workers were not allowed to leave tea quaters without permission

    • B. 

      Imposed restrictions on the movement of people from one country to another

    • C. 

      Restrictions on the movement of good from seller to buyer

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 34. 
    Which of the following is the factors that helped in the growth of Nationalism?I. The policy of economic exploitation followed by the BritishII. The Indian press aroused feelings of national consciousness among the people.III. Western thought and educationIV. Rise of middle class intelligentsia V. Rediscovery of India's past
    • A. 

      I, II & III

    • B. 

      I, II & IV

    • C. 

      I, II, III, IV

    • D. 

      All

  • 35. 
    Who joined the British against the war against Muslims in 1857 AD? 
    • A. 

      Shia

    • B. 

      Hindu

    • C. 

      Sikh

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 36. 
    During 1857, British after capturing Delhi, What was their most brutal act?
    • A. 

      Stripping of clothes of son of bahadur shah zafar

    • B. 

      Imprisoning bahadur shah zafar

    • C. 

      Shooting down the son of bahadur shah zafar

    • D. 

      Terrorising the people of Delhi

  • 37. 
    The Constitution of India was enacted by a Constituent Assembly set up
    • A. 

      Under the Cabinet Mission Plan,1946

    • B. 

      Under a resolution of the Provincial Government

    • C. 

      Under the Indian Independence Act,1947

    • D. 

      By the Indian National Congress

  • 38. 
    The Preamble of our Constitution envisages
    • A. 

      Theoratic state

    • B. 

      Sovereign, democratic, secular and socialistic republic

    • C. 

      Secular democracy

    • D. 

      Monarchy

  • 39. 
    The writ” prohibition’ ensures
    • A. 

      Issuing directions by a higher court to lower court

    • B. 

      That no person remains in jail without any cause

    • C. 

      Issuing direction by Supreme Court or High Courts to anybody to do some particular thing.

    • D. 

      Stopping proceedings in a lower court on the ground of excess of jurisdiction

  • 40. 
    Which of the following is the correct expression of the term 'secular' in India?
    • A. 

      India has many religions

    • B. 

      Indians have religious freedom

    • C. 

      To follow the religion depends upon the will of an individual

    • D. 

      There is no religion of the state in India

  • 41. 
    the ideas and objectives outlined in the preamble have been further elaborated in
    • A. 

      The chapter on fundamental rights

    • B. 

      The chapter on directive principle of state policy

    • C. 

      The chapter on directive principle of state policy, fundamental rights & fundamental duties

    • D. 

      No where else in the text of the constitution

  • 42. 
    for which of the following judgments of the supreme court of India, The kesavandana bharti vs state of India case is considered a landmark?
    • A. 

      The religion cannot be mobilised for political ends

    • B. 

      Abolishing untouchability from the country

    • C. 

      Right of life and liberty cannot be suspended under any circumstances

    • D. 

      The basic structure of the constitution, as defined in the preamble cannot be changed

  • 43. 
    The Parliament of India cannot be regarded as a sovereign body because
    • A. 

      It can legislate only on subjects entrusted to the Centre by the Constitution

    • B. 

      It has to operate within the limits prescribed by the Constitution

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court can declare laws passed by parliament as unconstitutional if they contravene the provisions of the Constitution

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 44. 
    The preamble says that the state in India will assure the dignity of the individual. The constitution seeks to achieve this object by guaranteeing
    • A. 

      Equal fundamental rights to each citizen

    • B. 

      The right to adequate means of livelihood to each individual

    • C. 

      Just and humane conditions of work to each individual

    • D. 

      Equal wages for equal work to each individual irrespective of sex

  • 45. 
    The phrase 'bicameral legislature' means
    • A. 

      A single assembly

    • B. 

      An elected legislature

    • C. 

      A legislature consisting of a lower and an upper chamber

    • D. 

      Parliamentary system of government

  • 46. 
    The nature of the anti-Imperialist struggle was
    • A. 

      Always peaceful and constitutional

    • B. 

      Initially constitutional and by large non-violent

    • C. 

      Based on continuous armed resistance

    • D. 

      Largely supported by foreign powers

  • 47. 
    The name of the union given in the Constitution is
    • A. 

      Hindustan or Bharatavarsha

    • B. 

      India or Hindustan

    • C. 

      India or Bharat

    • D. 

      Bharatadesh or India

  • 48. 
    The phrase 'procedure established by the law' means
    • A. 

      The judges in India cannot question the fairness or validity of a law, provided it is within the limits of the constitution

    • B. 

      Judges in India can question the fairness or validity of an undue law even if it is within the limits of the constitution

    • C. 

      Judges in India can declare a law invalid simply because in their opinion the law is not due or is unjust

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 49. 
    The preamble enshrines certain ideals that were first spelt out in
    • A. 

      The speech by Jawaharlal Nehru on the banks of Ravi when he called for Purana Swaraj

    • B. 

      The Nehru report

    • C. 

      A resolution adopted at the Karachi session of the Indian National Congress

    • D. 

      The Objectives Resolution adopted by the Constituent Assembly

  • 50. 
    Mainstream Nationalism in India
    • A. 

      Was characterized by Chauvinism

    • B. 

      Aimed at restoration of the Hindu state

    • C. 

      Had national socialism as its ultimate goal

    • D. 

      Aimed at emancipation from colonial rule