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IAS 2010 PRE GS Exam paper with Solution 1.

For the Karachi session of Indian National Congress in 1931 presided over by Sardar Patel, who drafted the Resolution on Fundamental Rights and Economic Programme? (a) Mahatma Gandhi (b) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad (d) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Ans. b Explanation: In 1931, the Indian National Congress, at its Karachi session, adopted resolutions defining, as well as committing itself to the defence of fundamental civil rights, including socio-economic rights such as minimum wage, the abolition of untouchability and serfdom. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru drafted the Resolution on Fundamental Rights and Economic Programme. 2. Who among the following were official Congress negotiators with Cripps Mission? (a) Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel (b) Acharya J.B. Kripalani and C. Rajagopalachari (c) Pandit Nehru and Maulana Azad (d) Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Ans. c Explanation: Pandit Nehru and Maulana Azad were official Congress negotiators with Cripps Mission. The Cripps mission was an attempt in late March 1942 by the British government to secure Indian cooperation and support for their efforts in World War II. 3. Which one of the following processes in the bodies of living organisms is a digestive process? (a) Breakdown of proteins into amino acids (b) Breakdown of glucose into CO2 and H2O (c) Conversion of glucose into glycogen (d) Conversion of amino acids into proteins Ans. a Explanation: Digestion is the mechanical and chemical breaking down of food into smaller components that can be absorbed into a blood stream, for instance. eg. Break-down of carbohydrates, proteins and fats into constituent units.

4. From the point of view of evolution of living organisms, which one of the following is the correct sequence of evolution? (a) Otter - Tortoise - Shark (b) Shark - Tortoise - Otter (c) Tortoise - Shark - Otter (d) Shark - Otter – Tortoise Ans. b Explanation: Otters are semi-aquatic (or in one case aquatic) fish-eating mammals. 5. Consider the following statements: 1. Hepatitis B is several times more infectious than HIV/AIDS 2. Hepatitis B can cause liver cancer Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans. c Explanation: Hepatitis B is several times more infectious than HIV/AIDS because HIV is heat sensitive. Chronic hepatitis B may eventually cause liver cirrhosis and liver cancer— a fatal disease with very poor response to current chemotherapy. The infection is preventable by vaccination. 6. Excessive release of the pollutant carbon monoxide (CO) into the air may produce a condition in which oxygen supply in the human body decreases. What causes this condition? (a) When inhaled into the human body, CO is converted into CO2 (b) The inhaled CO has much higher affirnity for haemoglobin as compared to oxygen (c) The inhaled CO destroys the chemical structure of haemoglobin (d) The inhaled CO adversely affects the respiratory centre in the brain. Ans. b Explanation: The inhaled CO has much higher affirnity for haemoglobin as compared to oxygen. Carbon monoxide mainly causes adverse effects in humans by combining with hemoglobin to form carboxyhemoglobin (HbCO) in the blood. This prevents oxygen binding to hemoglobin, reducing the oxygencarrying capacity of the blood, leading to hypoxia. 7.. Consider the following statements:

1. Every individual in the population is equally susceptible host for Swine Flue. 2. Antibiotics have no role in the primary treatment of Swine Flu. 3. To prevent the future spread of Swine Flu in the epidemic area, the swine (pigs) must all be culled. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 Ans. b Explanation: People who work with poultry and swine, especially people with intense exposures, are at increased risk of zoonotic (bird and swine flue) infection. People in at-risk groups should be treated with antivirals (oseltamivir or zanamivir) as soon as possible when they first experience flu symptoms. Antibiotics have no role in the primary treatment of Swine Flu. The World Health Organization moved to put the pandemic alert to phase 5 confirms that the situation is not a pig problem but a human problem. 8. With regard to the transmission of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which one of the following statements is not correct? (a) The chances of transmission from female to male are twice as likely as from male to female (b) The chances of transmission are more if a person suffers from other sexually transmitted infections (c) An infected mother can transmit the infection to her baby during pregnancy, at childbirth and by breast feeding (d) The risk of contracting infection from transfusion of infected blood is much higher than an exposure to contaminated needle Ans. a Explanation: In high-income countries, the risk of female-to-male transmission is 0.04% per act and male-to-female transmission is 0.08% per act. The transmission of the virus from the mother to the child can occur in utero during the last weeks of pregnancy and at childbirth. Breastfeeding also increases the risk of transmission by about 4 %. 9. What are the possible limitations of India in mitigating the global warming at present and in the immediate future? 1. Appropriate alternate technologies are not sufficiently available. 2. Indian cannot invest huge funds in research and development.

A number of territories formerly under British jurisdiction or mandate did not join the Commonwealth like Egypt. 2. The Commonwealth has no charter treaty or constitution. Examine the following statements: 1. In the context of bilateral trade negotiations between Indian and European Union. 2 and 3 Ans. All colours are pleasant. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 only (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1. 10. Consider the following statements: 1. 3. 11. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans. what can be definitely concluded? (a) 1 and 2 are true (b) 1 is false (c) 2 is false (d) 3 is true Ans. Given that the statement 4 is true. a (?) Explanation: Membership is purely voluntary. Many developed countries have already set up their polluting industries in India. Myanmar etc. No colour is pleasant.. a Explanation: No need of explanation. b 12. 2.3. 4. All the territories/countries once under the British empire (jurisdiction/rule/mandate) automatically joined the Commonwealth as its members. what is the difference between European Commission and European Council? . Iraq. Some colours are not pleasant. Some colours are pleasent.

14. other areas 30% Ans. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans. 2. While the European Council has no formal legislative power. The National Investment Fund is to be maintained within the Consolidated Fund of India. The approximate representation of land use classification in India is (a) Net area sown 25%. forests 33%. It comprises the heads of state or government of EU member states. forests 23%. other areas 25% (c) Net area sown 43%. European Commission comprises the Heats of State or government of member countries whereas the European Council comprises of the persons nominated by European Parliament. along with its President and the President of the Commission. The High Representative takes part in its meetings. the total forest cover of the country as per 2005 assessment is 20.65 of total geographical area of country. The assets in the National Investment Fund are managed by the Union Ministry of Finance. forests 17%. d (most correct answer) Explanation: India 2010 page-308 According to State of Forest report 2005. 2. European Commission represents the EU in trade negotiations whereas European Council participates in the legislation of matters pertaining to economic polices of the European Union. consider the following statements: 1. forests 29%. other areas 28% (d) Net area sown 47%.1. Certain Asset Management Companies are appointed as the fund managers. other areas 42% (b) Net area sown 58%. With reference to the National Investment Fund to which the disinvestment proceeds are routed. . it is an institution that deals with major issues and any decisions made are "a major impetus in defining the general political guidelines of the European Union". 3. which are chaired by its President: currently Herman Van Rompuy. 13. d Explanation: The European Council is the institution of the European Union (EU) responsible for defining the general political direction and priorities of the Union.

In India. The three AMCs (the UTI Asset Management Company Pvt. initially for two years. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 only (c) 3 and 4 (d) 3 only Ans. Ltd.4. b Explanation: The Forward Markets Commission (FMC) is the chief regulator of forwards and futures markets in India. 75% of annual income of NIF will be used to finance selected social sector schemes. and the LIC Mutual Fund Asset Management Company Ltd. Food and Public Distribution. (d) It is corporate body with perpetual succession Ans. which of the following is regulated by the Forward Markets Commission? (a) Currency Futures Trading (b) Commodities Futures Trading (c) Equity Futures Trading (d) Both Commodities Futures and Financial Futures Trading. It is headquartered in Mumbai and is overseen by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. the SBI Funds Management Pvt. Indian Partnership Act. It regulates commodity trade in India. 1932 shall not be . Separate agreements were signed with each fund manager. Ans.. A certain proportion of annual income is used for financing select social sectors.) have been appointed as fund managers for NIF. a Explanation: LLP shall be a body corporate and a legal entity separate from its partners. 16. 15. c Explanation: NIF would be maintained outside the Consolidated Fund of India and would be professionally managed by selected public sector mutual funds to provide sustainable return without depleting the corpus. but extendable later on the basis of their performance. Which one of the following is not a feature of Limited Liability Partnership firm? (a) Partners should be less than 20 (b) Partnership and management need not be separate (c) Internal governance may be decided by mutual agreement among partners. Government of India. It will have perpetual succession. Ltd.

c Explanation: The Banking Ombudsman is a senior official appointed by the Reserve Bank of India to redress customer complaints against deficiency in certain banking services. 18. Nationalization of Banks 2. d Explanation: Steps taken to achieve the "financial inclusion" in Indiaa. one can approach the appellate authority against the Banking Ombudsmen’s decision. 17. With reference to India. consider the following: 1. 2 and 3 Ans. . A minimum of two partners will be required for formation of an LLP. With reference to the institution of Banking Ombudsman in India. Formation of Regional Rural Banks 3. Adoption of villages by Bank Branches Which of the above can be considered as steps taken to achieve the "financial inclusion" in India? (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 only (d) 1. deposits and other bank-related matters. The Banking Ombudsman can receive and consider any complaint relating to complaints from Non-Resident Indians having accounts in India in relation to their remittances from abroad. LLP Act makes a mandatory statement where one of the partner to the LLP should be an Indian. Appellate Authority is vested with a Deputy Governor of the RBI. If one is not satisfied with the decision passed by the Banking Ombudsman.applicable to LLPs and there shall not be any upper limit on number of partners in an LLP unlike an ordinary partnership firm where the maximum number of partners can not exceed 20. A hugely expanded bank branch and cooperative network and new organizational forms like RRBs. which one of the statements is not correct? (a) The Banking Ombudsman is appointed by the Reserve Bank of India (b) The Banking Ombudsman can consider complaints from Non-Resident Indians having accounts in india (c) The orders passed by the Banking Ombudsman are final and binding on the parties concerned (d) The service provided by the Banking Ombudsman is free of any fee Ans.

Thus. Peshwa Balaji Bajirao sent Raghunathrao. What was the immediate reason for Ahmad Shah Abdali to invade India and fight the Third Battle of Panipat? (a) He wanted to avenge the expulsion by marathas of his viceroy Timur "Shah from Lahore (b) The frustrated governor of Jullundhar Adina Beg Khan invited him to invade Punjab (c) he wanted to punish Mughal administration for non-payment of the revenues of the Chahar Mahal (Gujarat. c (?) Explanation: Joseph François Dupleix became the Governor of the French Territory in India on 15 January 1742 and brought Madras also under French control in September 1746. consider the following statements: 1. although the banks and cooperatives did provide deposit facilities. Nationalization of Banks 19. Sialkot and Pasrur) (d) He wanted to annex all the fertile plains of Punjab up the borders of Delhi to his kingdom Ans. 2. Multan. Internal disturbances in Pondicherry gave the British the opportunity. it was administered as part of Madras till 1815. The English never occupied Pondicherry. which the French had possessed on 1 January . a Explanation: To counter the Afghans. Kashmir and other subahs on the Indian side of Attock under Maratha rule. upon his return to Kandahar in 1757. He succeeded in ousting Timur Shah and his court from India and brought Lahore. The first European power to occupy Pondicherry were the Portuguese. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 only (d) 1. With reference to Pondicherry (now Pundchery). 2 and 3 Ans. after the Treaty of Paris in 1814. to gain control of Pondicherry.b. Amidst appeals from Muslim leaders like Shah Waliullah. Madras continued under French rule for 30 years. c. A greater focus on credit rather than other financial services like savings and insurance. However. The second European power to occupy Pondicherry were the French. the British restored the settlements. Ahmad Shah chose to return to India and confront the Maratha Confederacy. 20. 3. in August 1793. Aurangabad.

Purchase and sale of shares and securities on behalf of customers. Consider the following statements: The functions of commercial banks in India include 1. 2. 2. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1. 22. back to the French in 1816. On account of the knowledge of the financial market of India the financial companies are attracted towards . capital investment purposes etc. Buddha was by that time considered as one of the incarnations of Vishnu and thus became a part of Vaishnavism. 1. 3. The main functions of the commercial banks comprise: • transfer of funds • acceptance of deposits • offering those deposits as loans for the establishment of industries • purchase of houses. Why did Buddhism start declining in India in the early medieval times. a Explanation: The successor Shungas reinstated the sacrifices and persecuted Buddhism. The invading tribes from Central Asia till the time of last Gupta king adopted Hinduism and presecuted Buddhists.1792. 2 and 3 Ans. French rule continued till 31 October 1954. who followed their own religions. The Kings of Gupta dynasty were strongly opposed to Buddhism. equipments. Acting as executors and trustees of wills. d Explanation: The modern Commercial Banks in India cater to the financial needs of different sectors. • The banks are allowed to act as trustees. Central Asian and North Western Indian Buddhism weakened in the 6th century following the White Hun invasion. Which of the statement given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans. but even then in the Ganges Plain half of the population supported Buddhism. The Gupta Empire period was a time of great development of Hindu culture. 21.

b Explanation: Governor of a State shall after every 5 years constitute a finance commission to review the financial position of Panchayats in that particular State. taxes on transactions in Stock Exchanges and Futures Markets are 1. c Explanation: Economic Survey 2009-10 page-42 24. In India. 23. These include succession and estate duties in respect of property other than agricultural land. State Finance Commission makes recommendation to the Governor of a State as to the principles for determining the taxes and duties which may be appropriated by the Panchayats in that particular State. levied by the Union 2. 25. Which one of the following authorities makes recommendation to the Governor of a State as to the principles for determining the taxes and duties which may be appropriated by the Panchayats in that particular State? (a) District Planning Committees (b) State Finance Commission (c) Finance Ministry of that State (d) Panchayati Raj Ministry of that State Ans. collected by the States Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans. payment of pensions etc.them to act as trustees to take the responsibility of the security for the financial instrument like a debenture. the tax proceeds of which one of the following as a percentage of gross tax revenue has significantly declined in the last five years? (a) Service tax (b) personal income tax (c) Excise duty (d) Corporation tax Ans. Explanation: Some taxes are levied and collected by the Centre but the proceeds are to be distributed among States. terminal tax on goods . Consider the following statements: In India. • The Indian Government presently hires the commercial banks for various purposes like tax collection and refunds.

Central Government fixes the Statutory Minimum Price (SMP) of sugarcane for each sugar season under the Sugarcane (Control) Order. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by four times in the last 10 years . The Union Government fixes the Statutory Minimum Price of sugarcane for each sugar season. 27. taxes on sale or purchase of newspapers and ads. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans. b Explanation: The control on sugar is effected mainly through control orders issued under the Essential Commodities Act and some State legislation. In India. SMP is now replaced or supplemented by Fair and Reasonable Price (FRP) and State Advised Price (SAP). 26. Sugar and sugarcane are essential commodities under the Essential Commodities Act. like the one in Uttar Pradesh. Consider the following statements: 1. during the last decade the total cultivated land for which one of the following crops has remained more or less stagnant? (a) Rice (b) Oilseeds (c) Pulses (d) Sugarcane Ans. SAPs are higher than SMP.Some State Governments announce State Advised Prices (SAP) for sugarcane for their sugar factories. taxes on transaction in stock exchanges and future markets. SMP is fixed on the basis of the recommendations of the commission on Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP ). 28. 2. 1966 for each sugar factory.and passengers. tax on railway fares and freights. SAPs are not fixed on any scientific basis. a (Economic Survey 2009-10 page-182) Explanation: In India. With reference to Indian economy consider the following statements: 1. during the last decade the total cultivated land for rice has remained more or less stagnant. SAPs are not statutorily binding.

The president of the Bank also serves as the president of the IDA. 2 and 3 Ans. is administrated by the (a) International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (b) International Fund for Agricultural Development (c) United Nations Development Programme. Ans. As in the IBRD. The percentage share of Public Sector in GDP has declined in the last 10 years. Water vapour Which of the above contribute to the warming up of the atmosphere? (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1. The International Development Association. methane. Consider the following which can be found in the ambient atmosphere: 1. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans. Soot 2. 29. carbon dioxide. Sulphur hexafluoride 3. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. d Explanation: The main greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere are water vapor. (d) United Nations Industrial Development Organization. . CO2 is resposible for 40% of earth warming and black carbon for 12%. a lending agency. d (?) Explanation: The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has increased by three times in the last 10 years. and the governors and the executive directors of the Bank serve in the same capacity in the IDA. nitrous oxide. a Explanation: The IDA is administered by the same officers and staff who administer the affairs of the IBRD. SF6 is the most potent greenhouse gas that it has evaluated. 30.800[5] times that of CO2 when compared over a 100 year period. and ozone.2. a member's voting power in the IDA is roughly proportionate to its capital subscription. with a global warming potential of 22.

d Explanation: . you will notice red soil. What is the main reason for this colour? (a) Abundance of magnesium (b) Accumulated humus (c) Presence of ferric oxides (d) Abundance of phosphates Ans. It is less clayey and more of a sandy nature and has a rich content of iron and small Humus content. Reddish color of red soil is due to wide diffusion of iron. phosphorus and lime. b Explanation: Gondwana rocks are economically most important rock system in India containing about 98% of her coal reserve. 32. With reference to the river Luni. 34. c Explanation: Red soil is formed as a result of the wearing down of the old crystalline rocks. Which one of the following is the appropriate reason for considering the Gondana rocks as most important of rock systems of India? (a) More than 90% of limestone reserves of India are found in then (b) More than 90% of India's coal reserves are found in them (c) More than 90% of fertile black cotton soils are spread over them (d) None of the reasons given above is appropriate in this context Ans. Which one of the following can one come across is one travels through the Strait of Malacca? (a) bali (b) Brunei (c) Java (d) Singapore Ans. When you travel in certain parts of India. d Explanation: See any Atlas. Red soil is poor in nitrogen. which one of the following statements is correct? (a) It flows into Gulf of Khambhat (b) it flows into Gulp of Kuchhh (c) It flows into pakistan and mergers with a tributary of Indus (d) It is lost in the marshy land of the Rann of Kuchchh Ans. 33.31.

36. Kolleru lake. constructed across the Tapti River. Mild and wet winter 3. A geographic region has the following distinct characteristics: 1.Kolleru Lake is the largest freshwater lake in India. It originates in the Pushkar valley of the Aravalli Range.Wular Lake is a large fresh water lake in Bandipore district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Evergreen oak trees The above features are the distinct characteristics of which one of the following regions? (a) Mediterranean (b) Eastern China (c) Central Asia (d) Atlantic coast of North America Ans. Which one of the following pairs in not correctly matched? Dam/Lake River (a) Govind Sagar Satluj (b) Kolleru lake Krishna (c) Ukai Reservoir Tapi (d) Wular Lake Jhelum Ans. 37. This policy is applicable only to the persons affected by the acquisition of land for projects and not to the involuntary displacement due to any other reason. Ukai ReservoirUkai Dam. b Explanation: Govind Sagar. consider the following statements: 1. India.The reservoir on the river Sutlej. . Warm and dry climate 2.The Luni is a river of western Rajasthan state. was formed after the hydel dam at Bhakra was constructed and has been named in honour of Guru Gobind Singh. near Ajmer and ends in the marshy lands of Rann of Kutch in Gujarat 35.Gobind Sagar is a man-made reservoir situated in Bilaspur District. Wular Lake. The lake basin was formed as a result of tectonic activity and is fed by the Jhelum River. India. Kolleru is located between Krishna and Godavari delta. Himachal Pradesh. a Explanation: Mediterranean region is characterized by Warm and dry climate. is the largest reservoir in Gujarat. It is located in Andhra Pradesh state. 2007. Mild and wet winter and Evergreen oak trees. Which reference to the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy.

the government shall conduct a social impact assessment. consider the following statements: 1. Swayam Siddha is meant for those in difficult cicumstances such as women survivors of natural disasters or terrorism. women prisoners released from jails. 38. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans. and appoint an Administrator for Rehabilitation and Resettlement to formulate and execute the rehabilitation and resettlement plan. In the context of India's Five Year Plans. b (India 2010 page-809) Explanation: Strategy adapted during sixth plan was to move simultaneously toward strengthening the infrastructure for both agriculture and industries. For large scale displacement. Two of the schemes launched by the Government of India for Women's development are Swadhar and Swayam Siddha. 2. a shift in the pattern of industrialization. d Explanation: The new Bill provides for benefits and compensation to people displaced by land acquisition purchases or any other involuntary displacement. This policy has been formulated by the Ministry of Rural Development. with lower emphasis on heavy industries and more on infrastructure begins in (a) Forth Plan (b) Sixth Plan (c) Eighth Plan (d) Tenth Plan Ans. This policy has been formulated by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. 39. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 . Swayam Siddha is implemented through Local Self Government bodies or reputed Vountary Organizations whereas Swadhar is implemented through the ICDS units set up in the states. whereas Swadhar is meant for holistic empowerment of women through Self Help Groups. mentally challenged women etc.2. As regards the difference between them.

40.14/4 =17. Three men start together to travel the same way around a circular track of 11 km. 5.57 hours . consider the following: 1.5 and 8 kmph respectively.14/5. When will they meet at the starting point for the first time? (a) After 11 hours (b) After 21 hours (c) After 22 hours (d) After 33 hours Ans.60) Explanation: Swayam Sidha is based on formation of women into self help groups and programme is being implemented by ICDS machinery in most of States. d Explanation: Circumference = 2πr = 69. Their speeds are 2. 41. d Explanation: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international statement of the civil. social and cultural rights of children. 2 and 3 Ans. The Right to Development 2.2 hours Time taken by second person =69. The Right to Recreation Which of the above is/are the Rights of the child? (a) 1 only (b) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1.(d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans.5 = 12. d (India 2010 page-1059. economic. The Right to Expression 3. With reference to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Swadhar Scheme purports to address the specific vulnerability of each of group of women in difficult circumstances through a Home-based holistic and integrated approach. political.14 Time taken by first person =69.

. 43. She deposits 20–40 eggs into the mound. instinct causes her to leave the nest and find prey to eat so that she does not eat her young. who shall be its President. King Cobra is the only snake that makes its own nest.— a person who is. claimed ''does not exceed rupees twenty lakhs. With reference to the Consumer Disputes Redressal at district level in India. the District Forum shall have jurisdiction to entertain complaints where the value of the goods or services and the compensation. one of whom shall be a woman.Answer should be more than 34.4 hours 42. Each District Forum shall consist of. if any. if it deems fit. which acts as an incubator. two other members. c Explanation: Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum to be known as the "District Forum" established by the State Government in each district of the State by notification: Provided that the State Government may. rearing up into a threat display if any large animal gets too close. Jurisdiction of the District Forum.—(1) Subject to the other provisions of this Act. c Explanation: Before she is ready to lay her eggs. or is qualified to be a District Judge. cold blooded animal and needs a nest to hibernate in the cold season Ans. or has been. she uses the coils of her long body to gather a big mound of leaf litter. which one of the following statements is not correct? (a) A State Government can establish more than one District Forum in a district if it deems fit (b) One of the members of the District Forum shall be a women (c) The District Forum entertains the complaints where the value of goods or services does not exceed rupees fifty laksh (d) A complaint in relation to any goods sold or any service provided may be filed with a District Forum by the State Government as a representative of the interests of the consumers in general Ans. When the eggs start to hatch. The female stays with her eggs and guards the mound tenaciously. establish more than one District Forum in a district. Why does it make its nest? (a) It is snake-eater and the nest helps attract other snakes (b) It is a viviparous snake and needs a nest to given birth to its offspring (c) It is a viviparous snake and lays its eggs in the nest and guards the nest until they are hatched (d) It is a large.

44. Q. 3. consumers again scored the worst. (c) It is an assessment of programmes/ schemes undertaken by different countries for improving the conservation of natural resources. (d) It is an index showing the volume of carbon credits sold by different countries Ans. R and S are four men R is the richest but not the oldest. Brazil and China again scored the highest for green behavior among the countries included the Greendex survey -. 46. RSPQ . What is this score? (a) It is measure of efforts made by different countries in adopting technologies for reducing carbon footprint (b) It is measure of environmentally sustainable consumber behaviour in different countries. The Taxus tree is listed in the Red Data Book. Consumers in India.S. The four men can be ordered (descending) in respect of age and richness. As a result of their annual survey.and U. 2 and 3 Ans. Consider the following statement: 1. as (a) PQRS. respectively. A drug called "taxol" is obtained from Taxus tree is effective against Parkinson's disease. The Taxus tree naturally found in the Himalayas. The Taxus tree is listed in the Red Data Book. 45. b Explanation: The Taxus tree naturally found in the Himalayas. Q is older than S but not than P or R. A drug called "taxol" is obtained from Taxus tree is is a mitotic inhibitor used in cancer chemotherapy. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1. the National Geographic Society and an international polling firm Gobe Scan gave India top rank in Greendex 200 score. 2. RPSQ (b) PRQS. P. P is richer than Q but not than S. b Explanation: National Geographic and the international polling firm GlobeScan have just conducted their second annual study measuring and monitoring consumer progress toward environmentally sustainable consumption in 17 countries around the world.

(c) PRQS. The Earth's rotation causes Coriolis force. which in turn excites the tube’s phosphor coating. 47. The mercury emits ultraviolet light. Indiscriminate disposal of used flouorescent electric lamps causes mercury pollution in the environment. 48. it is the mercury which converts the ultra-violet energy into visible light (d) None of the statement given above is correct about the use of mercury in the manufacture of fluorescent lamps Ans. (c) When the lamp is switched on. b Explanation: Compact fluorescent bulbs are made of glass tubes filled with gas and a small amount of mercury. c Explanation: Moving objects on the surface of the Earth experience a Coriolis force. the mercury in the lamp causes the emission of ultra-violet radiations. b Explanation: Consider the following statementP is the oldest but not the poorest. and to the left in the southern. RSQP (d) PRSQ. and appear to veer to the right in the northern hemisphere. It excludes option a and d. What causes wind to deflect toward left in the Southern hemisphere? (a) Temperature (b) Magnetic field (c) Rotation of the earth (d) Pressure Ans. leading it to emit visible light. Consider the following next statementQ is older than S but not than P or R. leading to the formation of robust features like jet streams and western boundary currents. It excludes option c. Why is mercury used in the manufacture of these lamps? (a) A mercury coating on the inside of the lamp makes the light bright white (b) When the lamp is switched on. . The Coriolis Effect strongly affects the large-scale oceanic and atmospheric circulation. RSPQ Ans. CFLs produce light when the mercury molecules are excited by electricity running between two electrodes in the base of the bulb.

a Explanation: See any Atlas. what is "Bhuvan". often said it is Gift of the Himalayas. (d) A space telescope developed by India. They also prevent the cold continental air masses of central Asia from entering into India. 3. Bhuvan. . This is deposited in the Great Plain of North India in the form of fertile soils. 2. for Chandrayan-II (c) A geoportal of ISRO with 3 D imaging capabilities of India. Much of the country would experience the cold waves from Siberia. The great rivers and their tributaries carry enormous quantities of alluvium. (b) The name given to the next Moon Impact Probe.49. Indo-gangetic plain would be devoid of such extensive alluvival soils. The latitudes that pass through Sikkim also pass through (a) Rajasthan (b) Punjab (c) Himachal Pradehs (d) Jammu & Kashmir Ans. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1. The pattern of monsoon would be different from what it is at present. Which would have been the most likely geographical impact on India? 1. Ans. 50. Bhuvan will offer superior imagery of Indian locations compared to other Virtual Globe software with spatial resolutions ranging from 10 m to 100 m. If there were no Himalayan ranges. recently in the news? (a) A mini satellite launched by ISRO for promoting the distance education in India. In the context of space technology. d Explanation: Himalayan ranges effectively intercept the summer monsoons coming from the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea and cause precipitation in the form of rain or snow. 51. c Explanation: ISRO launched the beta version of its web-based 3-D satellite imagery tool. It is therefore. 2009. on August 12. 2 and 3 Ans.

5% Ans. The diameters of two circular coins are in the ratio of 1:3. When ten persons shake hands with another.50. d Explanation: Available soon 53. After how many days the basket was ¼th full? (a) 6 (b) 12 (c) 17 (d) 22 Ans. a Explanation: Available soon 55. 2. d Explanation: . The smaller coin is made to roll around the bigger coin till it returns to the position from where the process of rolling started. is the difference between their rate (a) 0. in how many ways is possible? (a) 20 (b) 25 (c) 40 (d) 45 Ans. The difference between the interest received from two bank Rs. 500 for two years is Rs.25% (b) 0. c Explanation: Available soon 54. A man fills a basket with eggs in such a way that the number of eggs added on each successive day is the same as the number already present in the basket.52. This way the basket gets completely filled in 24 days. How many times the smaller coin rolled around the bigger coin? (a) 9 (b) 6 (c) 3 (d) 1.5 Ans.5% (c) 1% (d) 2.

Consider the following statements: 1. In how many ways can four children make to stand in a line such that two of them. A candidate attempted 12 questions and secured full marks in all of them he obtained 60% in the test and questions carried equal marks. 59.Available soon 56. b Explanation: While rotating the map . 2. A and B are always together? (a) 6 (b) 12 (c) 18 (d) 24 Ans. then what is the number of questions in the test (a) 36 (b) 30 (c) 25 (d) 20 Ans. b Explanation: Available soon 58. answer can be fined. d Explanation: Available soon 57. north-east becomes west and so on. The "Bombay Manifesto" signed in 1936 openly opposed the preaching of socialist ideals. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 . the map of a village was placed in such a manner that south-east becomes north. In a meeting. It evoked support from a large section of business community from all across India. What south become? (a) North (b) North-east (c) North-west (d) West Ans.

who was not a proponent of bhakti cult? (a) Nagarjuna (b) Tukaram (c) Tyagaraja (d) Vallabhacharya Ans. methane. nitrous oxide is emitted from the cultivated soil. To what possible reason/reasons is this attributable? 1. a Explanation: Acharya Nāgārjuna was an Indian philosopher who founded the Madhyamaka school of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Among following. Growing rice has an adverse environmental impact because of the large quantities of methane gas it generates. When nitrogen based fertilizers are used.(d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans. c Explanation: Nitrous oxide is produced naturally in soils through the microbial processes of denitrification and nitrification. including the use of synthetic and organic fertilizers. The anaerobic conditions associated with rice cultivation cause the emission of methane. Sustaionable development is described as the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. c Explanation: Available soon 60. nitrous oxide . some regions may be contributing to global warming. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans. carbon particles etc. Due to their extensive rice cultivation. The greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide. 2. In this perspective. inherently the concept of sustainable development is intertwined with which of the following concepts? (a) Social justice and empowerment . 62. water vapours. 61. These natural emissions of N2O can be increased by a variety of agricultural practices and activities.

d Explanation: The carrying capacity of a biological species in an environment is the population size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely. tapioca. starch.(b) Inclusive Growth (c) Globalization (d) Carrying capacity Ans. Eravikulam. corn grain. sweet sorghum. habitat. b Explanation: A huge population of saltwater crocodiles is present within the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary of Orissa and they are known to be present in smaller numbers throughout the Indian and Bangladesh portions of the . given the food. 2 and 3 Ans. Given below are the names of four energy crops. 64. Hoolak Gibbon Kerala Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched (a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2 only (c) 2 only (d) 1. b Explanation: In India production of alcohol apart from molasses & sugarcane route the non-molasses route like maize. sugar beet are also equally getting importance as the climatic conditions for such type of agricultural crops suits in India. Bhiterkanika Salt water Orissa Crocodile 2. Which one of them can be cultivated for ethanol? (a) Jatropha (b) Maize (c) Pongamia (d) Sunflower Ans. Desert Great Indian National Park Bustard Rajasthan 3. water and other necessities available in the environment. Consider the following pairs: Protected area Well-known for 1. Thus Sustaionable development is intertwined with Carrying capacity. 63.

Meghalaya.Assam. consider the following: 1. Andhra Pradesh and West Rajasthan. Manipur.Sundarbans. 2 and 3 (b) 2. How much distance did he travel on foot? (a) 10 km (b) 20 km (c) 30 km (d) 40 km Ans. Encouraging Foreign Direct Investment inflows 2. (c) They cannot synthesize certain vitamins themselves and depend on the insects digested by them (d) They have remained in that particular stage of evolution as living fossils. Jammu and Kashmir. It is mainly spotted in the the Desert National Park (Rajasthan) and the Lala-Parjau sanctuary in western Kutch (Gujarat). Madhya Pradesh. 65. 2 and 4 . b Explanation: Available soon 67. Karnataka. Selling/offoading the shares of Public Sector Undertakings Which of the above can be used as measures to control the fiscal deficit in India? (a) 1. 66. Explanation: Insectivorous plants are adapted to grow in nitrogen deficient soils and thus depend on insects for sufficient nitrogenous nutrition. Some species of plants are insectivorous Why? (a) Their growth in shady and dark places does not allow them to undertake sufficient photosynthesis and theus they depend on insects for nutrition (b) They are adapted to grow in nitrogen deficient soils and thus depend on insects for sufficient nitrogenous nutrition. 3 and 4 (c) 1. Arunachal Pradesh. Tripura and Nagaland. Privatization of higher educational Institutions 3. He covered a part of the distance on foot at the rate of 4 km per hour and a part on a bicycle at the rate of 10 km per hour. In the context of governance. a link between autotrophs and heterotrophs Ans. Great Indian Bustard is mostly found in the Gujrat. Hoolock Gibbons are found in several states of North East India . A person travelled a distance of 50 km in 8 hours. Down-sizing of bureaucracy 4.

Inclusive growth as enunciated in the Eleventh Five Year Plan does not include one of the following: (a) Reduction of poverty (b) Extension of employment opportunities (c) Strengthening of capital market (d) Reduction of gender inequality Ans. c Explanation: Inclusive growth as enunciated in the Eleventh Five Year Plan includes reduction of poverty. which one among the following regions has shown the fastest growth rate of urbanization in the last three decades? (a) Asia (b) Europe (c) Latin America and Caribbean (d) North America Ans.6% Sub-tropical Dry Evergreen Forest2. taxes. . In India. 68. which type of forest among the following occupies the largest area? (a) Montane Wet Temperate Forest (b) Sub-tropical Dry Evergreen Forest (c) Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest (d) Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest Ans. As per the UN-Habitat's Global Report on Human Settlements 2009.(d) 3 and 4 only Ans. the government will initiate institutional reform measures which will encompass all aspects of budget such as subsidies. expenditure and disinvestment". 69. b (Economic Survey 2009-10 page -38) Explanation: "To bring the fiscal deficit under control. extension of employment opportunities and reduction of gender inequality. c Explanation: Montane Wet Temperate Forest-3. a Explanation: As per the UN-Habitat's Global Report on Human Settlements 2009 has shown the fastest growth rate of urbanization in the last three decades.5% Tropical Moist Deciduous Forest-37% Tropical Wet Evergreen Forest-8% 70.

a quarter is groundwater and only 0. b Explanation: Red soil is the predominant type of soil in the State. the fresh water available for use amounts to about less than 1% of the total water found. 74. c Explanation: Available soon 72. Which of the above is/are the correct reasons? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans.005 percent of it is surface water. Tamil Nadu is a leading producer of mill-make cotton yarn in the country. Less than 1 percent of the world's freshwater is readily accessible. a Explanation: Only 2. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans.75 percent of the water on Earth is freshwater.71. On the planet Earth. about two-thirds of it is frozen in glaciers. 2. Rich pool of skilled labour is main reason for high production of mill-make cotton yarn. Of the total fresh water found on the planet Earth 95% is bound up in polar ice caps and glaciers. Which one of the following reflects back more sunlight as compared to other three? . Black cotton soil is the predominant type of soil in the State. How many numbers from 0 to 999 are not divisible by either 5 or 7? (a) 313 (b) 341 (c) 686 (d) 786 Ans. What could be the reason? 1. 73. Rich pool of skilled labour is available. Consider the following statements: 1. 2.

the Sutlej and the Yamuna. a Explanation: Finnance commission submits its report to the president who lays it before both the House of Parliament along with an explanatory memmorandum as to the action taken on its recommendations. Because trees tend to have a low albedo. the Beas. Chenab. c Explanation: The albedo of an object is a measure of how strongly it reflects light from light sources such as the Sun.35) as copare to snow. removing forests would tend to increase albedo and thereby could produce localized climate cooling. Which one of the following is responsible for the preparation and presentation of Union Budget to the Parliament? (a) Department of Revenue (b) Department of Economic Affairs (c) Department of Financial Services (d) Department of Expenditure Ans. d Explanation: The drainage systems of Himachal Pradesh are the Chandra Bhaga or the Chenab. Snow have a very high albedo and can be as high as 0. the Ravi. Who of the following shall cause every recommendations made by the Finance Commission to be laid before each House of Parliament? (a) The President of India (b) The Speaker of Lok Sabha (c) The Prime Minister of India (d) The Union Finance Minister Ans. These rivers are perennial and are fed by snow and rainfall. 75.9.(a) Sand desert (b) Paddy crop land (c) Land covered with fresh snow (d) Praire land Ans. 77. b Explanation: . dry sand have low albedo (0. 76. Ravi and Satluj only (d) Beas. Satluj and Yamuna Ans. Ravi. Rivers that pass through Himachal Pradesh are (a) Beas and Chenab only (b) Beas and Ravi only (c) Chenab.

One-third of the villagers are the literate. a Explanation: Available soon 79. B is the brother of A and is neither a doctor nor a lawyer. a (Economic Survey 2009-10 17) Explanation: Steps: 1. Who the professor? (a) B (b) C (c) A (d) Cannot be determined with the available data Ans. Increasing the government spending 3. which of the above actions can be considered a part of the "fiscal stimulus" package? (a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 only (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1. Of the married couple in the Group. Expanding public expenditure 3. A principal responsibility of this Department is the preparation of the Union Budget annually (excluding the Railway Budget). B. Cutting the tax rates 2. Consider the following actions by the Government: 1. 78. Half of the villagers of a certain village have their own houses. E is the husband. Debt relief and subsidies to farmers 80. One-fifth of the villagers cultivate paddy. 2 and 3 Ans. Then. Abolishing the subsidies In the context of economic recession.DEA is the nodal agency of the Union Government to formulate and monitor country's economic policies and programmes having a bearing on domestic and international aspects of economic management. A and D are unmarried ladies. a doctor and lawyer. C. D and E. and o not work. Four-fifth of the villagers are below twenty five. which one of the following is certainly true? (a) All the villagers who have their own houses are literate (b) Some villagers under twenty five are literate (c) A quarter of the villagers who have their own houses cultivate paddy (d) Half of the villagers who cultivate paddy are literate . there is a professor. Reducing indirect taxes (excise and service tax) 2. In a group of five persons A.

What was the immediate cause for the launch of the Swadeshi movement? (a) The partition of Bengal done by Lord Curzon (b) A sentence of 18 months rigorous imprisonment imposed on Lokmanya Tilak (c) The arrest and deportation of Lala Lajpat Rai and Ajit Singh. It was the most successful of the pre-Gandhian movements. and Lala Lajpat Rai. Veer Savarkar. Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. what does it mean? (a) The commercial banks will have less money to lend (b) The Reserve Bank of India will have less money to lend (c) The Union government will have less money to lend (d) The commercial banks will have more money to lend Ans. c Explanation: Cornwallis created the Covenanted Civil Service of India which later came to be known as the Indian Civil Service. When the Reserve Bank of India announces an increase of the Cash Reserve Ratio. and passing of the Punjab Colonization Bill (d) Death sentence pronounced on the Chapekar brothers Ans. Who among the following Governor Generals created the Covenanted Civil Service of India which later came to be known as the Indian Civil Service? (a) Warren Hastings (b) Wellesley (c) Cornwallis (d) William Bentinck Ans. b 81. The Swadeshi Jagaran Manch is an organisation committed to the promotion of Swadeshi (Indigenous) industries and culture. 83. 82. Chief architects were Aurobindo Ghosh. . a Explanation: This is the amount of money that the banks have to necessarily park with the RBI and reduces lending capacity of commercial banks. A special feature of Covenanted Civil Service of India was the rigid and complete exclusion of Indians from it.Ans. a Explanation: Swadeshi Movement emanated from the partition of bengal. 1905 and continued up to 1908.

the WPI gives less weight to food articles. Accompanied by Babu Rajendra Prasad. Dr. . consider the following statements: 1. Rajendra Prasad persuaded Mahatma Gandhi to come to Champaran to investigate the problem of peasants. Acharya J. 86. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) in India is available on a monthly basis only. 2. What was the reason for such regulation? (a) Lord Cornwallis felt that the District collector's efficiency of revenue collection would enormously increase without the burden of other work (b) Lord Cornwallis felt that Judicial power should compulsorily be in the hands of Europeans while Indians can be given the job of revenue collection in the districts (c) Lord Cornwallis was alarmed at the extent of power concentrated in the District Collector and felt that such absolute power was undesirable in one person (d) The judicial work demanded a deep knowledge of India and a good training in law and Lord Cornwallis felt that District Collector would be only a revenue collector Ans. c Explanation: Lord Cornwallis was alarmed at the extent of power concentrated in the District Collector and felt that such absolute power was undesirable in one person and thus separated the post of the Civil Judge and the Collector. 2. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans.B. Consider the following statements: 1. J. By a regulation in 1793. Mahadev Desai Gandhijee reached Champaran and began to conduct a detailed inquiry. Kripalani. b Explanation: Rajkumar Shukla persuaded Mahatma Gandhi to come to Champaran to investigate the problem of peasants. Kriplani was one of Mahatma Gandhi's colleagues in his Champaran investigation. With reference to India. B.84. the District Collector was deprived of his judicial powers and made the collecting agent only. As compared to Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI(IW). 85.

c Explanation: GSM has a straightforward. Which among the following do/does not belong/belongs to the GSM family of wireless technologies? (a) EDGE (b) LTE (c) DSL (d) Both EDGE and LTE Ans. cost-effective migration path to 3G through GPRS. How many comparisons are needed in total. the term "radiator" refers to any of a number of devices in which a fluid circulates through exposed pipes notwithstanding that such devices tend to transfer heat mainly by convection and might logically be called convectors. b Explanation: In practice. Each persons' performance compared with all other persons is to be done to rank them subjectively.Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only (b) 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 Ans. as well as beyond 3G via the HSPA . c Explanation: Available soon 88. 89. c Explanation: Available soon 87. What is the principle by which a cooling system (Radiator) in a motor car works? (a) Conduction only (b) Convection (c) Radiation only (d) Both conduction and radiation Ans. if there are 11 persons? (a) 66 (b) 55 (c) 54 (d) 45 Ans. EDGE and UMTS-HSPA.

which one of the following statement is not correct? (a) It is robotic image guided system (b) It delivers an extremely precise dose of radiation (c) it has the capability of achieving sub-millimetre accuracy (d) It can map the spread of tumour in the body Ans. with the intention of targeting treatment more accurately than standard radiotherapy. d Explanation: The CyberKnife is a frameless robotic radiosurgery system. LTE and System Architecture Evolution (SAE) initiatives. With reference to the treatment of cancerous tumours. In this context. .Evolution (HSPA+). The CyberKnife system is a method of delivering radiotherapy. a tool called cyberknife has been making the news. 90.