IAS Prelims 2013 Paper 1 General Studies Solved (Part 6 of 10)

  1. Consider the following statements: The Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts

    1. consists of not more than 25 Members of the Lok Sabha

    2. scrutinizes appropriation finance accounts of Government

    3. of the Auditor examines the report Comptroller and General of India

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: b

  2. Consider the following Bhakti Saints:

    1. Dadu Dayal

    2. Guru Nanak

    3. Tyagaraja

    Who among the above was/were preaching when the Lodi dynasty fell and Babur took over?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 only

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 2

    Answer: b

  3. With reference to the food chains in ecosystems, which of the following kinds of organism is/are known as decomposer organism/organisms?

    1. Virus

    2. Fungi

    3. Bacteria

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: b

  4. The most important fishing grounds of the world are found in the regions where

    1. warm and cold atmospheric currents meet

    2. rivers drain out large amounts of fresh water into the sea

    3. warm and cold oceanic currents meet

    4. continental shelf is undulating

    Answer: c

  5. Which of the following is/are unique characteristic/characteristics of equatorial forests?

    1. Presence of tall, closely set trees with crowns forming a continuous canopy

    2. Coexistence of a large number of species

    3. Presence of numerous varieties of epiphytes

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 and 3 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: d

  6. Which of the following constitute Capital Account?

    1. Foreign Loans

    2. Foreign Direct Investment

    3. Private Remittances

    4. Portfolio Investment

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

    Answer: b

  7. Consider the following historical places:

    1. Ajanta Caves

    2. Lepakshi Temple

    3. Sanchi Stupa

    Which of the above places is/are also known for mural paintings?

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. None

    Answer: b

  8. With reference to the history of philosophical thought in India, consider the following statements regarding Sankhya school:

    1. Sankhya does not accept the theory of rebirth or transmigration of soul.

    2. Sankhya holds that it is the self-knowledge that leads to liberation and not any exterior influence or agent.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: b

  9. In the context of India, which of the following principles is/are implied institutionally in the parliamentary government?

    1. Members of the Cabinet are Members of the Parliament.

    2. Ministers hold the office till they enjoy confidence in the Parliament.

    3. Cabinet is headed by the Head of the State.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1and 2 only

    2. 3 only

    3. 2 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2 and 3

    Answer: a

  10. The annual range of temperature in the interior of the continents is high as compared to coastal areas. What is/are the reason/reasons?

    1. Thermal difference between land and water

    2. Variation in altitude between continents and oceans

    3. Presence of strong winds in the interior

    4. Heavy rains in the interior as compared to coasts

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 2 and 3 only

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    Answer: a