IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1995 (Part 5 of 10)

  1. Consider the figure given below: PQRS is a square of side 1 unit and Q, S are the centers of the two circles. The area of the shaded portion is

    1. 2 1

    2. 1 2

    3. 1 4 2 1

    4. 1 2 1

  2. Match List I with List II

    List-I List-II
    1. Ernesto Zedillo

    2. Alberto Fumitory

    3. Julio Maria sanguinetti

    4. Fernando H. Cardoso

    1. Uruguay

    2. Brazil

    3. Mexico

    4. Bolivia

    5. Peru

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 5
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
  3. Optical fiber works on the principal of

    1. total internal reflection

    2. refraction

    3. scattering

    4. interference

  4. Which of the following elements are present in all proteins?

    1. Carbon

    2. Hydrogen

    3. Oxygen

    4. Nitrogen

      1. 2 and 3

      2. 1, 2 and 4

      3. 1, 3, and 4

      4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  5. Which one of the following is a mixed fertilizer?

    1. Urea

    2. CAM

    3. Ammonium Sulphate

    4. NPK

  6. Which one of the following is the largest mutual fund organization in India?

    1. SBI Mutual Fund

    2. GIC Mutual Fund

    3. Ind Bank Mutual Fund

    4. Unit Trust of India

  7. According to Mimainsa system of philosophy liberation is possible by means of

    1. Jnana

    2. bhakti

    3. yoga

    4. karma

  8. A thief running at 8 km/hour is chased by a policeman whose speed is 10 km/hour. If the thief is 100 meters ahead of the policeman, then the time required for the policeman to catch the thief will be

    1. 2 minutes

    2. 6 minutes

    3. 10 minutes

    4. 3 minutes

  9. The lead character in the film The Bandit Queen has been played by

    1. Pratiba Sinha

    2. Rupa Ganguly

    3. Seema Biswas

    4. Shabana Azmi

  10. The Nobel Prize for deciphering the language of bees was awarded to

    1. HG. Khurana

    2. K. V. Frisch

    3. Julian Huxley

    4. Dorothy Hodgkins

  11. Which one of the following polymers is widely used for making bullet proof material?

    1. Polyvinyl chloride

    2. Polyamides

    3. Polyethylene

    4. Polycarbonates

  12. The palaeomagnetic results obtained from India indicate that in the past, the Indian land mass has moved

    1. northward

    2. southward

    3. eastward

    4. westward

  13. Corporation tax

    1. is levied and appropriated by the States

    2. is levied by the Union and collected and appropriated by the States

    3. is levied by the Union and shared by the Union and the States

    4. is levied by the Union and belongs to it exclusively

  14. In which one of the following States of India it is legal for a Hindu male and illegal for a Muslim male to have more than one living wife?

    1. Nagaland

    2. Mizoram

    3. Goa

    4. Arunachal Pradesh

  15. A student has 60% chance of passing in English and 54% chance of passing in both English and mathematics. What is the percentage probability that he will fail in mathematics?

    1. 12

    2. 36

    3. 4

    4. 10