IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1995 (Part 2 of 10)

  1. Which one of the following is a membrane that protects the developing embryo from desiccation?

    1. Amnion

    2. Allantois

    3. Chonon

    4. Yolk sac

  2. Which one of the following Five year plans recognized human development as the core of all developmental efforts?

    1. The Third Five Year Plan

    2. The Fifth Five Year Plan

    3. The Sixth Five Year Plan

    4. The Eight Five Year Plan

  3. Which of the following is/are extraconstitutional and extralegal device (s) for securing cooperation and coordination between the States in India?

    1. The National Development Council

    2. The Governors Conference

    3. Zonal Councils

    4. The Inter-State Council


    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 4 only

  4. The original home of the gypsies was

    1. Egypt

    2. Russia

    3. India

    4. Persia

  5. The technique used to transmit audio signals in television broadcasts is

    1. Amplitude Modulation

    2. Frequency Modulation

    3. Pulse Code Modulation

    4. Time Division Multiplexing

  6. Which one of the following is the continent with the highest mean elevation in the world?

    1. Antarctica

    2. North America

    3. Asia

    4. South America

  7. Which of the following are the objectives of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP)?

    1. To stabilize agricultural prices.

    2. To ensure meaningful real income levels to the farmers.

    3. To protect the interest of the consumers by providing essential agricultural commodities at reasonable rates through public distribution system.

    4. To ensure maximum price for the farmer.


    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 2 and 4

    3. 1, 3 and 4

    4. 2, 3 and 4

  8. Wh1ch of the fol1oing are matters on which a constitutional amendment is possible only with the ratification of the legislatures of not less than one-half of the states?

    1. Election of the President

    2. Representation of states in Parliament

    3. Any of the Lists in the 7th Schedule

    4. Abolition of the Legislative Council of a State

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1, 2 and 4

      3. 1, 3 and 4

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  9. Examine the following statements I watch T. V. Only if I am bored. I am never bored when I have my brothers company. Whenever I go to the theatre I take my brother along. Which one of the following Conclusions is valid in the context of the above statements?

    1. If I am bored, I watch T. V

    2. If I am bored, I seek my brothers company

    3. If I am not with my brother then I watch T. V.

    4. If I am not bored, I do not watch T. V

  10. In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period women and sudras speak

    1. Sanskrit

    2. Prakrit

    3. Pall

    4. Sauraseni

  11. The graph given below shows the menu average monthly temperatures (in° C) md mean monthly rainful (in cms) of a place: This graph is indicative of which one-of the climatic zones of the world?

    1. Wet and dry tropical

    2. Rainy tropical

    3. Semi-and tropical

    4. Temperate marine

  12. Which one of the following antimicrobial drugs is suitable for treatment of both tuberculosis and leprosy?

    1. Isoniazid

    2. P-aminosalicylic acid

    3. Streptomycin

    4. Rifampicin

  13. Consider the table given below Which one of the following will fit in the place marked X?

    1. Ministers who are not members of Parliament but who have to get themselves elected to either House of Parliament within six months after assuming office

    2. Not more than 20 nominated members

    3. Not more than 20 representatives of Union Territories

    4. The Attorney General who has the right to speak and take part in the proceedings of either House of


  14. In the given diagram, circle A represents teachers who can physics; circle B represents teachers who can, teach chemistry. And circle C represents those who can teach mathematics. Among the regions marked p, q, r the one which represent teachers who can teach physics and mathematics but not chemistry, is A

    1. v

    2. u

    3. s

    4. t

  15. The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to his inscriptions is

    1. Chakravarti

    2. Dharmadeva

    3. Dharmakirti

    4. Priyadars