General Studies 2003 Solved Paper (Part 17 of 17)

  1. As per the Human Development Index given by UNDP, which one of the following sequences of South Asian countries is correct, in the order of higher to lower development?

    1. India-Sri Lanka-Pakistan-Maldives

    2. Maldives-Sri Lanka-India-Pakistan

    3. Sri Lanka-Maldives-India-Pakistan

    4. Maldives-India-Pakistan-Sri Lanka

    Answer: b

  2. Which one of the following statements if NOT correct?

    1. The velocity of sound in air increases with the increase of temperature

    2. The velocity of sound in air is independent of pressure

    3. The velocity of sound in air decreases as the humidity increases

    4. The velocity of sound in air is not affected by the change in amplitude and frequency

    Answer: b

  3. Consider the following statements:

    1. India ranks first in the world in fruit production

    2. India ranks second in the world in the export of tabacco

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: d

  4. Which one of the following statements if correct?

    1. Alliance Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Airlines

    2. The Airports Authority of India manages seven of the countrys international airports

    3. The Airports Authority of India is the regulatory organization for enforcing civil air regulations in India

    4. It is the function of Directorate General of Civil Aviation to plan and construct runways and terminal buildings and to provide air safety services

    Answer: a

  5. Which one of the following Bills must be passed by each House of the Indian Parliament separately, by special majority?

    1. Ordinary Bill

    2. Money Bill

    3. Finance Bill

    4. Constitution Amendment Bill

    Answer: d

  6. Consider the following animals of India:

    1. Crocodile

    2. Elephant

    Which of these is/are endangered species?

    1. Only 1

    2. Only 2

    3. both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: d

  7. Which one among the following covers the highest percentage of forest area in the world?

    1. Temperate Coniferous forests

    2. Temperate Deciduous forests

    3. Tropical Monsoon forests

    4. Tropical Rain forests

    Answer: d

  8. A two member committee comprising of one male and one female member is to be constituted out of five males and three females. Amongst the females, Ms. A refuses to be a member of the committee in which Mr. B is taken as the member. In how many different ways can the committee be constituted?

    1. 11

    2. 12

    3. 13

    4. 14

    Answer: d

  9. Consider the following statements:

    1. The last Mauryan ruler, Brihadratha was assassinated by his commander-in-chief, Pushyamitra Sunga.

    2. The last Sunga king, Devabhuti was assassinated by his Brahmana minister Vasudeva Kanva who usurped the throne

    3. The last ruler of the Kanva dynasty was deposed by the Andhras.

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. Only 2

    3. Only 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: a

  10. The aim of education as stated by the Woods dispatch of 1854 was:

    1. the creation of employment opportunities for native Indians

    2. the spread of western culture in India

    3. the promotion of literacy among the people using English medium of language

    4. the introduction of scientific research and rationalism in the traditional Indian education

    Answer: c