IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1993 (Part 8 of 10)

  1. Consider the following pie-charts: The pie-charts given above depict the area under cultivation of different cash crops, for two years, 1985 and 990. Which one of the following statements is FALSE?

    1. In 1985, the area under jute cultivation was less than that under rice cultivation

    2. More land was used for growing vegetables in 1990 than in 1985

    3. In 1990, the area under rice and wheat cultivation taken together was less than the total cultivated area.

    4. The percentage area under jute cultivation was less in 1985 than in 1990

  2. The above graph shows the annual sales of a companys products in millions of rupees. Study the trend and find out which of the following is/arc correct?

    1. A deliberate attempt has been made to distort the figures in one year.

    2. Someone is interested in misleading the management.

    3. The kink in the graph is unexplained.

    Choose the correct answer from the code given below:


    1. 1 only.

    2. 2 only

    3. 3 only

    4. 1 and 3

  3. The following table shows the percentage change-in the consumption of electricity by live towns P, Q, R, S and T from 1989 to 1991. What was the percentage by which the total consumption of electricity by the five cities changed between 1989 and 1991?

    1. -4

    2. -4.45

    3. 4

    4. Data given is insufficient to answer

  4. Consider the charts given below: The given charts depict the price variation in a stock market during a year. Movement of industry-wise average price is plotted for the sectors of iron and steel and petroproducts. Price movements of four companies A, B (iron and steel), C and D (petro-products) are also plotted. From the curves a significant feature that can be deduced is

    1. Company C made a large profit around June

    2. All share prices will increase steadily in the next year

    3. Company B seems to be performing better than the market average

    4. Petro-products are performing better than iron and steel

  5. The monthly incomes of Peter and Paul are in the ratio of 4: 3. Their expenses are in the ratio of 3: 2. If each saves Rs. 600 at the end of the month, their monthly incomes respectively are (in rupees)

    1. 3200 and 2400

    2. 2800 and 2100

    3. 2400 and 1200

    4. 2000 and 1500

  6. According to the ancient Indian geographical concept Bharatavarsha was a part of

    1. Pushkaradweepa

    2. Jambudweepa

    3. Kraunchadweepa

    4. Kushadweepa

  7. Even though Pluto is usually the farthest planet its path is highly elliptical, crossing inside the path of some other planet. As a result, for a period of twenty years from 1979 the farthest planet is not Pluto but

    1. Jupiter

    2. Saturn

    3. Uranus

    4. Neptune

  8. The only instance when the President of India exercised his power of veto related to

    1. the Hindu Code Bill

    2. the PEPSU Appropriation Bill

    3. the Indian Post Office (Amendment) Bill

    4. the Dowry Prohibition Bill

  9. When there is depletion of ozone in the stratosphere the wavelength of radiation striking the earths surface will be

    1. 10 − 10m

    2. 10 − 7m

    3. 10 − 2m

    4. 100m

  10. Consider the map given below: The countries marked 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the map respectively represent

    1. Libya, Somalia, Nigeria and Namibia

    2. Egypt, Somalia, Congo and Namibia

    3. Sudan, Ethiopia, Angola and Botswana

    4. Algeria, Kenya, Ghana and Zambia

  11. The title given by the British Government to Mahatma Gandhi which he surrendered during the Non-Cooperation Movement was

    1. Hind Kesari

    2. Kaiser-c-Hind

    3. Rai Bahadur

    4. Rt. Honorable

  12. The Lifeline Express is

    1. the worlds first hospital on rails operation in India

    2. an instrument used for watching the fluctuations in the blood pressure of a patient under general anaesthesia

    3. a dc-addiction programme to save drug addicts

    4. a popular health magazine founded by

    Ramnath Goenka

  13. The solar eclipse achieves totality only in limited geographical regions because

    1. the size of the shadow of the moon on the earth is small compared to the cross section of the earth

    2. the earth is not a smooth flat surface, but has elevations and depressions

    3. the trajectories of the earth around the sun and the moon around the earth are not prefect circles

    4. sun rays can reach most of the peripheral regions of the shadow of the moon due to atmospheric refraction

  14. The Chief Minister of a State in India is NOT eligible to vote in the Presidential election if

    1. he himself is a candidate

    2. he is yet to prove his majority on the floor of the Lower House of the State legislature

    3. he is a member of the Upper House of the State legislature

    4. he is a caretaker Chief Minister

  15. Given below is a diary of disasters involving hazardous chemicals. Which one of the following is correctly matched?

      • 1959, Minamata/Niigata, Japan
      • Leakage at pesticide plant
      • 1976, Seveso, Italy
      • Mercury discharged into waterways
      • 1984, Bhopal India
      • Leakage of dioxin
      • 1987, Kotka, Finland

Monochlorobenzene spill in harbour