IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1993 (Part 2 of 10)

  1. The Swaran Singh committee considered the question of

    1. more autonomy to Punjab on the model of Jammu and Kashmir

    2. the suitability of the Presidential form of government for India

    3. the precedence of the Directive Principles over Fundamental Rights

    4. administrative reforms

  2. Chanakya, was also known as

    1. Bhattasvamin

    2. Rajasckhara

    3. Vishnugupta

    4. Visakhadatta

  3. Which one of the following is the underground army of the African National Congress?

    1. Umkhonto

    2. KwaZulu

    3. Xhosa

    4. Ulundi

  4. Poison glands of snakes are homologous to

    1. electric organs of fishes

    2. stings of rays

    3. sebaceous glands of mammals

    4. salivary glands of vertebrates

  5. Which one of the following is NOT an astronomical object?

    1. Pulsar

    2. Brittle Star

    3. Black hole

    4. Quasar

  6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Grand Slam

    2. Grand Prix

    3. Grand Master

    4. Grand Racer

    1. Chess

    2. Polo

    3. Bridge

    4. International race

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
  7. A zero rate of inflation obtains necessarily in a year where the annual rate of inflation

    1. in every week of the year is zero

    2. is falling in every week of the year

    3. is both falling and rising in a year

    4. is constant in every week of the year

  8. A lot of details regarding the village administration wider the Cholas is provided by the inscriptions at

    1. Thanjavur

    2. Uraiyur

    3. Kanchipuram

    4. Uttaramerur

  9. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Characteristic) List-II (Animal)
    1. Wingless insect

    2. Flightless bird

    3. Limbless reptile

    4. Lungless animal

    1. Kiwi

    2. Silver fish

    3. Turtle

    4. Snake

    5. Fish

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
  10. In Jainism perfect knowledge is referred to as

    1. jina

    2. ratna

    3. kaivalya

    4. nirvana

  11. There communicable diseases prevalent in developing countries caused by unsafe drinking water and bad sanitation are

    1. acute diarrhoea, cancer and gout

    2. malaria, acute diarrhoea and schistosomiasis

    3. onchocerciasis, leukaemia and arthritis

    4. rheumatism, malaria and AIDS

  12. Consider the Climograph given below: The above Climograph relates to

    1. North-western region of India

    2. Southern region of India

    3. Mid-central region of India

    4. North-eastern region of India

  13. The Employment Guarantee Scheme, a rural work programme, was first started in

    1. West Bengal

    2. Punjab

    3. Kerala

    4. Maharashtra

  14. Who among the following is NOT associated with medicine in ancient India?

    1. Dhanvantri

    2. Bhaskaracharya

    3. Charaka

    4. Susruta

  15. Which one of the following is used for dating archaeological, specimens in wood, bones and shells?

    1. Uranium-238

    2. Argon isotope

    3. Carbon-14

    4. Strontium-90