IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1994 (Part 2 of 10)

  1. Which of the following statements about the Dunkel draft is/are correct?

    1. It is mandatory for the Government of India to accept all its proposals in all the sectors.

    2. In the field of agriculture, the main proposal is to cut agricultural subsidies.

    3. In the field of textiles, it reiterates the operation of the multiform agreement.

    4. The proposals have already been accepted by the Parliament.

      1. 1 only

      2. 1 and 2 only

      3. l, 2 and 4 only

      4. 3 and 4 only

  2. in the case of a Test-tube bady

    1. fertilization takes place inside the testtube

    2. development of the baby takes place inside the test-tube

    3. fertilization takes place outside the mothers body

    4. unfertilized egg develops inside the test-tube

  3. Which one of the following is the most fundamental difference between Mahayana Buddhism and Hinayana Buddhism?

    1. Emphasis on ahimsa

    2. Casteless society

    3. Worship of gods and goddesses

    4. Worship of stupa

  4. A man jumped at a speed of 5 meters per second from a stationary boat and the boat moved, off with the speed of 0.5 meter per second. How many times is the mass of the boat greater than that of the man?

    1. 5.5 times

    2. 4.5 times

    3. 2.5 times

    4. 10 times

  5. Given below is a map of America The shaded (marked 1 and 2), dotted (marked 3) and the plain areas (marked 4) indicate respectively, the regions where the languages spoken are

    1. Spanish, French, Portuguese and others

    2. French. Spanish, Portuguese and others

    3. French, Portuguese, Spanish and English

    4. Portuguese. French, Spanish and others

  6. Which one of the following is in the correct sequential order in which these appeared under simulated primitive earth condition?

    1. Methane, Hydrogen cyanide, nitriles. Aminoacids

    2. Hydrogen cyanide, methane. Nitriles, aininoacids

    3. Arninoacids, nitriles, Hydrogen cyanide, methane

    4. Nitriles, aminoacids, methane

    Hydrogen cyanide

  7. The statue of Gomateswara at Sravanabelagola was built by

    1. Chandragupta Maurya

    2. Kharavela

    3. Amoghavarsha

    4. Chamundaraya

  8. Which of the following is/are used as biofertilizers?

    1. Azolla

    2. Blue-green algae

    3. Alfalfa

      1. 2 alone

      2. 1 and 2

      3. 1 and 3

      4. 1, 2 and 3

  9. Even though an animal is fed with carbohydrate-rich diet, its blood sugar concentration tends to remain constant. This is on account of the fact that in the case of an animal

    1. hormones of pituitary glands control metabolic process

    2. hormones of pancreas cause such a condition

    3. blood sugar is readily absorbed by liver

    4. glucose undergoes autolysis

  10. One mole of hydrogen gas burns in excess of oxygen to give 290 kJ of heat. What is the amount of heat produced when 4 g of hydrogen gas is burnt under the same conditions?

    1. 145. kJ

    2. 290 kJ

    3. 580 kJ

    4. 1160 kJ

  11. Consider the map given below: The numbers marked 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively indicate the islands of

    1. the Bahamas, Azores, Falkland Cape Verde

    2. the Bahamas, Azores, Cape Verde and Falkland

    3. Azores, Cope Verde, the Bahamas and Falkland

    4. Cape Verde, the Bahamas, Falkland and Azores

  12. Fiscal deficit in the Union Budget means

    1. the sum of budgetary deficit and net increase in internal and external borrowings

    2. the difference between current expenditure and current revenue

    3. the sum of monetized deficit and budgetary deficit

    4. net increase in Union Governments borrowings from the Reserve Bank of


  13. Live well, as long as you live. Live well even by borrowing, for, once cremated, there is no return. This rejection of afterlife is an aphorism of the

    1. Kapalika sect

    2. Sunyavada of Nagarjuna

    3. Ajivikas

    4. Charvakas

  14. Who among the following are appointed by the President of India?

    1. The Chairman, Finance Commission

    2. The Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

    3. The Chief Minister of a Union


    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 2 only

    3. 1 and 3 only

    4. 2 and 3 only