Mock Test 20 - Gs Paper I

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Mock Test 20 - Gs Paper I


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  • 1. 
    The powers that contested for supremacy with rashtrakutas in north India were
    • A. 

      Palas & Pratiharas

    • B. 

      Pratiharas and Paramaras

    • C. 

      Vengi chalukyas & Pallavas

    • D. 

      Palas & Pallavas

  • 2. 
    The Hoyasala kingdom was finally absorbed into the kingdom of
    • A. 

      Bahmani

    • B. 

      Pratiharas

    • C. 

      Vijayanagar

    • D. 

      Pallavas

  • 3. 
    Chola king Kulottunga I earned fame by abolishing
    • A. 

      Sati

    • B. 

      Toll tax

    • C. 

      Slavery

    • D. 

      Forced labour

  • 4. 
    'Jazia' was a tax on
    • A. 

      Non Muslims

    • B. 

      Muslims

    • C. 

      Hindus

    • D. 

      Non Hindus

  • 5. 
    Pala kings were followers of
    • A. 

      Jainism

    • B. 

      Buddhism

    • C. 

      Hinduism

    • D. 

      Islam

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Nagara

    • B. 

      Dravida

    • C. 

      Vasara

    • D. 

      Ghatika

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      King

    • B. 

      Small chief

    • C. 

      Servant

    • D. 

      Rajaputs

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Military Organisation

    • B. 

      Town Administration

    • C. 

      Rural Administration

    • D. 

      Art and Architecture

  • 9. 
    A group of villages during the Cholas peirod were called
    • A. 

      Tan Kurram

    • B. 

      Kudavolai

    • C. 

      Kottam

    • D. 

      Variam

  • 10. 
    Group of Kurrams during the Cholas period were called
    • A. 

      Nadu

    • B. 

      Valanadu

    • C. 

      Vishaya

    • D. 

      Udankuttam

  • 11. 
    The Chola empire was divided into provinces called
    • A. 

      Vishayas

    • B. 

      Aharas

    • C. 

      Bhukties

    • D. 

      Mandalams

  • 12. 
    Village assemblies during the Cholas period were functioned through the committees called
    • A. 

      Variams

    • B. 

      Kottams

    • C. 

      Kurrams

    • D. 

      Kadagams

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Adhirajendra

    • B. 

      Aditaya

    • C. 

      Vinayaditya

    • D. 

      Vijayaditya

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Oxygen carrying capacity of haemoglobin is decrease

    • B. 

      Oxygen carrying capacity of haemoglobin is increase

    • C. 

      Will be Unpredictable

    • D. 

      Will remain same

  • 15. 
    The absorption of ink by blotting paper involves
    • A. 

      Capillary action phenomenon

    • B. 

      Diffusion of ink through the blotting

    • C. 

      Viscosity of ink

    • D. 

      Siphon action

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Volume

    • B. 

      Pressure

    • C. 

      Temperature

    • D. 

      Work

  • 17. 
    A transformer is used to light a 100 W and 110 V lamp from a 220 V mains. If the main current is 0.5 A, the efficiency of the transformer is approximately -
    • A. 

      90%

    • B. 

      60%

    • C. 

      100%

    • D. 

      30%

  • 18. 
    A convex lens of focal length 20 cm placed in contact with a plane mirror acts as a
    • A. 

      Convex mirror of focal length 10 cm

    • B. 

      Concave mirror of focal length 40 cm

    • C. 

      Concave mirror of focal length 10 cm

    • D. 

      Concave mirror of focal length 60 cm

  • 19. 
    • A. 

      Magnitude of velocity is not constant

    • B. 

      Both magnitude and direction of velocity change

    • C. 

      Velocity is directed towards the center of the circle.

    • D. 

      Magnitude of velocity is constant but direction changes

  • 20. 
    Diwali rocket is ejecting 50 g of gases/s at a velocity of 400 m/s. The acceleration force on the rocket will be 
    • A. 

      20 N

    • B. 

      24 Dyne

    • C. 

      20 Dyne

    • D. 

      50 N

  • 21. 
    A ball is thrown up at an angle with the horizontal. Then the total change of momentum by the instant it returns to ground is
    • A. 

      Weight of the ball × half the time of flight

    • B. 

      Acceleration due to gravity × total time of flight

    • C. 

      Weight of the ball × total time of flight

    • D. 

      Weight of the ball × horizontal range

  • 22. 
    When a gas turns into a liquid, the process is known as 
    • A. 

      Deposition

    • B. 

      Sublimation

    • C. 

      Evaporation

    • D. 

      Condensation

  • 23. 
    In an item no two electrons have all the four quantum numbers idetical. This is known as 
    • A. 

      Aufbau principle

    • B. 

      Hunds Rule

    • C. 

      Paulis exclusion principle

    • D. 

      Avogadros law

  • 24. 
    An eclipse of the sun takes place 
    • A. 

      Once in every year

    • B. 

      When the earth comes between the sun and the moon

    • C. 

      When the moon passes between the sun and the earth

    • D. 

      When the moon is full

  • 25. 
    Assertion: Chairman and members of UPSC are appointed by the president.Reason: The UPSC is a constitutional body.
    • 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

  • 26. 
    Assertion: The Rajymannar committee recommended the abolition of of IAS and IPS.Reason: the IAS & IPS violate the principle of federalism and minitrial responsibility at the state level. 
    • 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

  • 27. 
    Assertion: The UPSC makes recruitment to Group A & Group B services.Reason: The staff selection makes recruitment to Group C services. 
    • 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.

  • 28. 
    Assertion:The members of all India services can give independent and impartial advice to political executives in the states.Reason: The enjoy constitutions safeguards with regard to security to service
    • 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.

  • 29. 
    Assertion:The salaries and allowances of members of the UPSC are charged on the consolidated funds of IndiaReason:Under the provisions of the constitutions additional functions may be conferred on the commission by president
    • 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

  • 30. 
    Assertion:The salaries of the members of the UPSC cannot be changed to their disadvantage during their tenureReason:the independence of the public service commission has to be maintained
    • 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.

  • 31. 
    Assertion: The constitution has not fixed the number of members of the UPSCReason:The chairman and members of the UPSC are appointed by the president
    • 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. 
    • A. 

      2, 4 & 5

    • B. 

      1 & 5

    • C. 

      2, 3 & 4

    • D. 

      1,4 & 5

  • 33. 
    • A. 

      2, 3 & 5

    • B. 

      1 & 4

    • C. 

      1, 3, 4 & 5

    • D. 

      2 & 3

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      Constituted at the expiration of every 5th year

    • B. 

      Recommends the distribution of proceeds of taxes between center and states

    • C. 

      Consists of a chairman & 4 other members

    • D. 

      Its advice is biding on the government

  • 35. 
    Discretionary grants are given to states by the center on the recommendation of
    • A. 

      Finance commission

    • B. 

      National development council

    • C. 

      Finance ministry

    • D. 

      Planning commission

  • 36. 
    Assertion: Foreign Investment may affect a country's export performanceReason: Inflow of foreign exchange may cause apreciation of local currency leading to a rise in the price of export commodities
    • 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

  • 37. 
    Depository services refer to
    • A. 

      A new scheme of fixed deposits

    • B. 

      A method of regulating stock exchanges

    • C. 

      An agency for safe keeping securities

    • D. 

      An advisory service to investors

  • 38. 
    Transfer payments refers to
    • A. 

      Payments made without quid pro quo

    • B. 

      Transferring wealth outside the country through fictious payments

    • C. 

      Payments of employees at the time of transfer

    • D. 

      Money transferred by one sector to another

  • 39. 
    • A. 

      It acts as banker to central & state government under agreement singed with them

    • B. 

      It issues currency and coins of all denominations

    • C. 

      It handles the borrowing programme of state

    • D. 

      It maintains orderly conditions in the foreign exchange market

  • 40. 
    • A. 

      Supervising the working of stock exchange

    • B. 

      Underwriting the new capital issues

    • C. 

      Regulating merchant banks & mutual funds

    • D. 

      Promoting the development of a healthy capital market

  • 41. 
    Land development banks forms a part of
    • A. 

      Commercial banks

    • B. 

      Industrial development bank of India

    • C. 

      Food cooperation of India

    • D. 

      Cooperative credit structure

  • 42. 
    Inflation is described as a regressive form of taxation because
    • A. 

      It affects exports & makes imports attractive

    • B. 

      It leads to devaluation of currency

    • C. 

      It may cause recession

    • D. 

      It affects the poor and vulnerable section more

  • 43. 
    Demand management to control inflation may lead to
    • A. 

      Increase in govt. expenditure

    • B. 

      Increase in unemployment due to contraction of the economy

    • C. 

      Expansion of credit

    • D. 

      Creation of excess liquidity

  • 44. 
    The members of a State Commission can be removed by the
    • A. 

      Governor on a report by the Supreme Court

    • B. 

      Governor on a resolution passed by Parliament

    • C. 

      President on a report by the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      President on a resolution passed by Parliament

  • 45. 
    The member of a State Public Service Commission can be removed on the ground of misbehavior only after an enquiry has been conducted by the
    • A. 

      Supreme Court of India

    • B. 

      High Court of the state

    • C. 

      Committee appointed by the president

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 46. 
    Reserve bank's liquidity adjustment facility refers to
    • A. 

      Auction of treasury bills

    • B. 

      Rediscounting of bills of exchange

    • C. 

      Use of Repos and Reserve Repos

    • D. 

      Variation in the statutory liquidity ratio

  • 47. 
    India's wage policy is based on ?
    • A. 

      Cost Of Living

    • B. 

      Standard of living

    • C. 

      Productivity

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 48. 
    Which of the following are the main causes of slow rate of growth of per capita income in India?I. High capital - output ratio2. High rate of growth of population3. High rate of capital formation4. High level of fiscal deficits
    • A. 

      1,2

    • B. 

      2,3,4

    • C. 

      1,4

    • D. 

      All

  • 49. 
    To know whether the rich are getting richer and the poor getting poorer, it is necessary to compare
    • A. 

      The distribution of income of an identical set of income recipients in different periods of time

    • B. 

      The wholesale price index over different periods of time for different regions

    • C. 

      The availability of food grains among two sets of people, one rich and the other poor, over different periods of time

    • D. 

      The distribution of income of different sets of income recipients at a point of time

  • 50. 
    Fresh evaluation of every item of expenditure from the very beginning of each financial year is called ?
    • A. 

      Fresh Budgeting

    • B. 

      Deficit Budgeting

    • C. 

      Performance Budgeting

    • D. 

      Zero-based Budgeting