IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1995 (Part 1 of 10)

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  1. The word Hindu as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by

    1. the Greeks

    2. the Romans

    3. the Chinese

    4. the Arabs

  2. A meteor is

    1. a rapidly moving star

    2. a piece of matter which has entered the earths atmosphere from outer space

    3. part of a constellation

    4. a comet without tail

  3. Given below is a map of some countries which were parts of the erstwhile Soviet Union, with water bodies shown by shaded areas The countries marked 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are respectively

    1. Tajikistan, Turkmenia. Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Kazakhstan

    2. Turkmenia, Kirgizia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan

    3. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan. Tajikistan, Kirgizia, Turkmenia

    4. Kazakhstan, Turkmenia. Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Tajikistan

  4. Which one of the following sets is correctly matched?

      • Diphtheria, Pneumonia and Leprosy
      • Hereditary
      • AIDS, Syphilis and Gonorrhoea
      • Bacterial
      • Colour blindness, Hemophilia and Sickle cell anaemia
      • Sex linked
      • Polio, Japanese B encephalitis and plague
      • Viral
  5. To prevent recurrence of scams in Indian Capital Market, the Government of India has assigned regulatory powers to

    1. SEBI

    2. RBI

    3. SBI

    4. ICICI

  6. Consider the table given below providing some details of the results of the election to the Karnataka State Legislative Assembly held in December, 1994: Political Party Percentage of popular votes obtained Number of seats secured Janata Dal 36 116 Congress 31 35 BJP 20.4 40 In terms of electoral analysis, the voterseat distortion is to be explained as the result of the adoption of the

    1. Hare system

    2. Cumulative vote system

    3. First-past-the post system

    4. Plural vote system

  7. Consider the series given below: 4/12/95, 1/1/96, 29/1/96, 26/2/96, … The next term of the series is

    1. 24/3/96

    2. 25/3/96

    3. 26/3/96

    4. 27/3/96

  8. Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vadas?

    1. Lopamudra

    2. Gargi

    3. Leelavati

    4. Savitri

  9. In track meets both 100 yards and 100 meters are used as distances. By how many meters is 100 meters longer than 100 yards?

    1. 0.856 m

    2. 8.56 m

    3. 0.0856 m

    4. 1.0 m

  10. The alpine vegetation in the western Himalayas is found only up to a height of 3000 meters while in the eastern Himalayas it is found up to a height of 4000 meters. The reason for this variation in the same mountain range is that

    1. eastern Himalayas are higher than western Himalayas

    2. eastern Himalayas are nearer to the equator and sea coast than western Himalayas

    3. eastern Himalayas get more monsoon rainfall than the. Western Himalayas

    4. eastern Himalayan rocks are more fertile than the western Himalayan rocks

  11. A person with AB blood group is sometimes called a universal recipient because of the

    1. lack of antigen in his blood

    2. lack of antibodies in his blood

    3. lack of both antigens and antibodies in his blood

    4. presence of antibodies in his blood

  12. According to the 1991 census, the highest percentage of population in India is to be found in the age group of

    1. 60 years and above

    2. 35 to 55 years

    3. 25 to 34 years

    4. 5 to 14 years

  13. Which one of the following is correct in respect of the commencement of the election process in India?

    1. The recommendation for election is made by the government and the notification for election is issued by the Election Commission.

    2. The recommendation for election is made by the-Election Commission and the notification for election is issued by the Home Ministry at the Centre and Home Departments in the States

    3. The recommendation for election is made by the Election Commission and the notification for election is issued by the President and Governors of the States concerned

    4. Both the exercises of making a recommendation for election and that of issuing a notification in respect of it are done by the Election Commission

  14. Match List I with List II

    List-I (Eras) List-II (Reckoned)
    1. Vikrama era

    2. Saka era

    3. Gupta era

    4. Kali era

    1. 3102 B. C.

    2. 320 A. D.

    3. 78 A. D.

    4. 58 B. C.

    5. 248 A. D.

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  15. The standard time of the following countries is ahead of behind Greenwich Mean Time depending on whether they are east or west of the longitude passing through Greenwich.

    1. Cube

    2. Greece

    3. Iraq

    4. Costa Rice

    5. Japan

    Which one of the following sequential orders gives the correct arrangement of the countries according to their standard time from ahead to behind GMT?

    1. 5, 3, 2, 1, 4

    2. 2, 4, 1, 3, 5

    3. 4, 1, 3, 2, 5

    4. 3, 5, 4, 1, 2