IAS Pre Exam 2013: Paper One Practice Paper

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IAS Pre Exam 2013: Paper One Practice Paper

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  • 1. 
    The scientists at the North Dakota State University developed a process which can help embed the radio frequency identification (RFID) chips on the paper. What is the name of the process?
    • A. 

      Plasma Etcher Process

    • B. 

      Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Process

    • C. 

      Electromagnetic Induction Process

    • D. 

      Laser Enabled Advanced Packaging

  • 2. 
    Name the two Earth-like planets discovered by NASA’s Kepler mission in Lyra constellation.
    • A. 

      Kepler-62f and Kepler-62e

    • B. 

      Kepler-20f and Kepler-20e

    • C. 

      Kepler-53f and Kepler 53e

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 3. 
    Which disease-resistant animal was produced by the scientists using a new technique simpler than cloning?
    • A. 

      Cow called Cow-26

    • B. 

      Rat called Rat-26

    • C. 

      Piglet called Pig-26

    • D. 

      Dog called Dog-26

  • 4. 
    US Scientists at the Harvard University created a robot of the size of fly called Robo-Fly. Consider the following statements on Robo-Fly. i. Robo-Fly is built from the carbon fibre which weighs just fraction of the gram. ii. It could be used in rescue operation; for instance navigating through tiny spaces of collapsed buildings. iii. It is world’s smallest flying robot. Choose the right option:
    • A. 

      All i, ii and iii are correct

    • B. 

      Only ii is correct

    • C. 

      Only i and ii are correct

    • D. 

      Only ii and iii are correct

  • 5. 
    The medium range nuclear capable Agni-II missile was on 7 April 2013 successfully test-fired from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. Consider the following statements. i. The 20-metre long Agni-II is a two-stage, solid-propelled ballistic missile. ii. It has a launch weight of 17 tonnes iii. It can carry a payload of 1000 kg over a distance of 1000 km. Choose the right option:
    • A. 

      All i, ii and iii are correct

    • B. 

      Only ii is correct

    • C. 

      Only i and ii are correct

    • D. 

      Only ii and iii are correct

  • 6. 
    Which International Hockey team won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament title for the seventh time on 17 March 2013 by defeating Malaysia?
    • A. 

      Australia

    • B. 

      South Korea

    • C. 

      Pakistan

    • D. 

      India

  • 7. 
    Name the Australian driver of Formula One team Lotus who won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix 2013 on 17 March 2013.
    • A. 

      Romain Grosjean

    • B. 

      Nicolas Prost

    • C. 

      Davide Valsechhi

    • D. 

      Kimi Raikkonen

  • 8. 
    India's rising shuttler PV Sindhu on 4 May 2013 won her maiden Grand Prix Gold title winning Malaysia Open women's final. Consider the following statements: i. PV Sandhu defeated lower seed Gu Juan of Singapore in the final. ii. Sindhu is the second Indian girl to win the Grand Prix gold competition. iii. Prior to Sindhu, Saina Nehwal achieved the feat in 2006.
    • A. 

      All i and ii and iii are correct

    • B. 

      Only ii and iii are correct

    • C. 

      Only iii is correct

    • D. 

      Only ii is correct

  • 9. 
    Olive Crown Awards 2013 were announced on 1 April 2013, which of the following statements related to the award ceremony are true in context of the award. i. The award ceremony was held at Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi. ii. Grey Worldwide, the New York-based advertising and marketing company was awarded with Agency of the year title. iii. The Olive Crown Awards celebrate the creative excellence in the area of green advertising. iv. Kewal Kiran Clothing grabbed the Advertiser of the Year Award for Green Turn Water Saver Jeans.
    • A. 

      Statements I, II and III are true

    • B. 

      Statements I, III and IV are true

    • C. 

      Statements II, III and IV are true

    • D. 

      All the four statements are true

  • 10. 
     The Supreme Court of India rejected a patent plea for Cancer Drug Called Glivec. Which of the statements related to the patent issue true? i. The patent plea was filed by Novartis, the Swiss drug maker, to patent the updated version of cancer drug called Glivec ii. The plea was dismissed by the court on the basis that there was no inventiveness or novelty in the new version of the drug. iii. The Supreme Court ruled that the application for patent on beta-crystalline salt did not meet any inventiveness or novelty standard, therefore the company’s plea for patent was dismissed. iv. Comptroller General of Patent and Design denied the patent on the grounds that only certain changes were made to its existing drugs under sections 3(d) and 3(b) of the Indian Patent Law.
    • A. 

      Statements I, II and III are true

    • B. 

      Statements I, III and IV are true

    • C. 

      Statements II, III and IV are true

    • D. 

      All the four statements are true

  • 11. 
    India Post in the last week of March 2013 decided to establish third Automated Mail Processing Centre in which city by April 2013.
    • A. 

      Delhi

    • B. 

      Mumbai

    • C. 

      Ahmadabad

    • D. 

      Hyderabad

  • 12. 
    The decision to declare the year 2013 as Water Conservation Year 2013 was approved by the Union Cabinet of India on 9 May 2013. Consider the following statements: i. India has only 4 percent of world`s renewable water resources. ii. Per capita availability of water is likely to go down from 1545 cubic metre per year in 2011 to 1341 cubic metre per year in 2025. iii. National Water Policy was adopted by the National Water Resources Council on 28 December 2010. Choose the Right Option:
    • A. 

      Only i and ii is correct;

    • B. 

      Only ii and iii are correct

    • C. 

      Only i and iii are correct

    • D. 

      All i and ii and iii are correct

  • 13. 
    India and Bhutan signed Currency Swap Agreement worth 100 million Dollars. Which of the following statements in context of the statement are true? i. It enables RMAB (Royal Monetary Authority of Bhutan to make withdrawals of US dollar, euro or Indian rupee in multiple tranches up to a maximum of 100 million dollars or its equivalent. ii. The swap agreement is intended to provide a precaution line of funding for SAARC member countries to meet any balance of payments and liquidity crisis till longer term arrangements are made or if there is need for short-term liquidity due to market turbulence. iii. The arrangement would be for a three-year period and would help bring financial stability in the region. Choose the right option:
    • A. 

      Statements I, and III are true

    • B. 

      Statements I, and II are true

    • C. 

      Statements II, and III are true

    • D. 

      All the three statements are true

  • 14. 
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari on 11 March 2013 launched a 7.5 billion dollar gas pipeline project which will link Iran's gas pipeline to that of Pakistan. Which of the following statements in context of the pipeline construction are true? i. Iran has constructed 900 km of the 1600-km pipeline on its soil. ii. Both Iranian and Pakistani firms have undertaken the construction of the remaining part in Pakistan. iii. The project is completed by mid-2014, as scheduled; Iran will export 21.5 million cubic metres of natural gas to Pakistan on daily basis. iv. The work on the Iranian side is almost complete and on 11 March 2013 saw the construction work start on the Pakistani side. The total of 1780km of pipeline is to be built in Pakistan by December 2014.
    • A. 

      Statements I, and III are true

    • B. 

      Statements I, II and III are true

    • C. 

      Statements II, III and IV are true

    • D. 

      All the four statements are true

  • 15. 
    Silk Route Car Rally was flagged off from an Indian city in February 2013 and will end in a Chinese city in March 2013. Name the two cities from where the rally started and where it will end?
    • A. 

      Kolkata to Kunming

    • B. 

      Kolkata to Guangzhou

    • C. 

      Imphal to Xian

    • D. 

      Kolkata to Guilin

  • 16. 
    Name the person who won the Presidential election of Cyprus?
    • A. 

      Hamadi Jebali

    • B. 

      Boiko Borisov

    • C. 

      Nicos Anastasiades

    • D. 

      Augustin Matata Ponyo

  • 17. 
    14th India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) Meeting was held in New Delhi on 29 January, 2013. Consider the following statements: i. During the JMC, both nations also reviewed bilateral co-operations in sectors like Agriculture, Civil nuclear energy cooperation agreement and Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) etc. ii. The 1st round of India-Australia CECA negotiations was held during 28-29 July 2011. Choose the right option:
    • A. 

      Both i and ii are correct

    • B. 

      Neither i nor ii is correct.

    • C. 

      Only i is correct

    • D. 

      Only ii is correct.

  • 18. 
    Najib Razak on 6 May 2013 was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Malaysia for a second term. Consider the following statements on Najib Razak: i. Najib Razak became the sixth Prime Minister of Malaysia in year 2009. ii. He previously held the post of Deputy Prime Minister from 7 January 2004 and has succeeded Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to become the Prime Minister on 3 April 2009. iii. Najib was the candidate of Barisan Nasional( National Front) during the election. Choose the right option:
    • A. 

      All i, ii and iii are correct

    • B. 

      Only i is correct.

    • C. 

      Only ii is correct

    • D. 

      Only iii is correct.

  • 19. 
    Population of which species Increased in Kaziranga National Park despite poaching, according to the recent census which ended on 26 March 2013?
    • A. 

      Great One-horned Rhinoceros

    • B. 

      The Bengal Tiger

    • C. 

      The Black Buck

    • D. 

      Giant Alligator

  • 20. 
    Name the two Enyalioides species which were discovered from Cordillera Azul National Park in the last week of March 2013.
    • A. 

      Enyalioides Shaughnessy and Enyalioides Laticeps

    • B. 

      Enyalioides Azulae and Enyalioides Binzayedi

    • C. 

      Enyalioides Oshaughnessyi and Enyalioides Shaughnessy

    • D. 

      Enyalioides Azulae and Enyalioides Laticeps

  • 21. 
    The Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) on 21 March 2013 cleared Reliance Industries' (RIL) KG-D6 and NEC-25 blocks for Oil and Gas Exploration.
    • A. 

      KG-D6 and NEC-25 Blocks

    • B. 

      KG-D5 and NEC-24 Blocks

    • C. 

      KG-D4 and NEC-100 Blocks

    • D. 

      KG-D and NEC Blocks

  • 22. 
    Congress won the Karnataka assembly elections held on 5 May 2013. Consider the following statements: i. Siddaramaiah became the chief minister of Karnataka. ii. He belongs to Kuruba (Shepherd) Community. iii. BJP had come to power in 2008. Choose the right option:
    • A. 

      All i and ii and iii are correct

    • B. 

      Only ii is correct.

    • C. 

      Only iii is correct

    • D. 

      Only i and ii are correct.

  • 23. 
    __from Brazil on 8 May 2013 was named as the head of the World Trade Organisation(WTO).
    • A. 

      Roberto Azevedo

    • B. 

      Adriana Lima

    • C. 

      Christine Lagarde

    • D. 

      Jim Yong Kim

  • 24. 
    Name the leading International tennis player who won Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open 2013 on 17 March 2013.
    • A. 

      Roger Federer

    • B. 

      David Ferrer

    • C. 

      Rafael Nadal

    • D. 

      Andy murray

  • 25. 
    Which famous International footballer was named as the richest footballer of the world, according to the Goal Rich List 2013?
    • A. 

      Ronaldo

    • B. 

      Diego Maradona

    • C. 

      Lionel Messi

    • D. 

      David Beckham

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