IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1995 (Part 3 of 10)

  1. A parachutist jumps from a height of 5000 meters. The relationship between his falling speed, evf and the distance fallen through df is best represented as

    1. N/A

    2. N/A

    3. N/A

    4. N/A

  2. Consider the map given below. The division along Indiafs coastal region indicates

    1. coastal pollution zones

    2. salinity density isopleths

    3. the areas upto which sovereignty extends

    4. underwater relief contours

  3. The only snake that builds a nest is

    1. Chain viper

    2. King Cobra

    3. Krait

    4. Saw-scaled viper

  4. Which one of the following can be used to confirm whether drinking water contains a gamma emitting isotope or not?

    1. Microscope

    2. Lead plate

    3. Scintillation counter

    4. Spectrophotometer

  5. Who among the following have the right to vote in the elections to both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha?

    1. Elected members of the Lower House of the Parliament

    2. Elected members of the Upper House of the Parliament

    3. Elected members of the Upper House of the state of Legislature

    4. Elected members of the Lower House of the State Legislature

  6. Seven men, A, B, C, D, E, F and G are standing in a queue in that order. Each one is wearing a cap of a different colour like violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. D is able to see in front of him green and blue, but not violet. E can see violet and yellow, but not red. G can see caps of all colours other than orange. If E is wearing an indigo coloured cap, then the colour of the cap worn by F is

    1. blue

    2. violet

    3. red

    4. orange

  7. The Nagara, the Dravida the Vesara are

    1. the three main racial groups of the Indian subcontinent

    2. the three main linguistic divisions into which the languages of India can be classified

    3. the three main styles of Indian temple architecture

    4. the three main musical gharanas prevalent in India

  8. The normal temperature of human body on the Kelvin scale is

    1. 280

    2. 290

    3. 300

    4. 310

  9. In the map given below, three out of the four places marked indicate places where a thermal power station is located: The place where there is no thermal power station is marked

    1. 1

    2. 2

    3. 3

    4. 4

  10. Match List I with List II

    List-I List-II
    1. European trans-Continental railway

    2. Trans-Andean railway

    3. Trans-Siberian railway

    4. Orient Expiree

    1. Paris to Istanbul

    2. Leningrad to Vladivostok

    3. Leningrad to Volgograd

    4. Buenos Aires to Valparaiso

    5. Paris to Warsaw

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
  11. As part of the liberalization programme and with a view to attack foreign exchange, the government and the RBI have, devised two schemes known as FCNR eAf and FCNR eBf. Which of the following is/are true regarding these two schemes?

    1. Under scheme eAf RBI bears exchange rate fluctuations.

    2. Under scheme eBf other banks are to meet out the difference in exchange rate fluctuations.

    3. Both the schemes stand withdrawn now.

    4. Only scheme eAh has been withdrawn.

    Codes:

    1. 3 only

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  12. Which one of the fo11owijg States of India does not have a Legislative Council so far even through the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956 provides for it?

    1. Maharashtra

    2. Bihar

    3. Karnataka

    4. Madhya Pradesh.

  13. A person traveled from one place to another at an average speed of 40 kilometers/hour and back to the original place at an average speed of 50 Kilometers. What is his average speed in kilometers/hour during the entire roundtrip?

    1. 45

    2. 201/5

    3. 400/9

    4. Impossible to find out unless the distance between the two places is known

  14. When the same note is played on a sitar and a flute, the sound produced can be distinguished from each other because of the difference in

    1. pitch, loudness and quality

    2. pitch and loudness

    3. quality only

    4. loudness only

    • Assertion (A): A diamond sparkles more than a glass imitation cut to the same shape.
    • Reason (R): The refractive index of diamond is less than that of glass.

    In context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?

    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are true and R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true