IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1996 (Part 3 of 10)

  1. ln the context of ancient Indian society which one of the following terms does not belong to the category of the other three?

    1. Kula

    2. Vamsa

    3. Kosa

    4. Gotra

    • Assertion (A): Areas near the equator receive rainfall throughout the year.
    • Reason (R): High temperatures and high humidity cause Convectional rain in most afternoons near the equator.

    In the 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 but R is not a correct explanation of A.

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but-R-is true.

  2. Living organisms require at least 27 elements of which 15 are metals. Among these, those required in major quantities include

    1. potassium, manganese, molybdenum and calcium

    2. potassium, molybdenum, copper and. Calcium

    3. potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium

    4. sodium, magnesium, copper and manganese

  3. Which one of the following first mooted the idea of a constituent assembly to frame constitution for India?

    1. Swaraj Party in 1934

    2. Congress party in 1936

    3. Muslim League in 1942

    4. All parties Conference in 1946

  4. The variation of displacement (d) with time (t) in the case of a particle falling freely under gravity from rest is correctly shown in

  5. Nastaliq was

    1. a Persian script used in medieval india

    2. a raga composed by Tansen

    3. a cess levied by the Mughal rulers

    4. a manual of code of conduct for the

    Ulemas.

  6. High temperature and low pressure over the Indian Sub-Continent during the summer season draws air from the Indian Ocean leading to the in-blowing of the

    1. Southeast monsoon

    2. Southwest monsoon

    3. Trade winds

    4. Westernizes

    • Assertion (A): The British sovereignty continued to exist in free India.
    • Reason (R): The British sovereign appointed the last Governor General of free India.

    In the 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 but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  7. The table given below depicts the composition of Indias exports between 1992 − 93 and 1994 − 95: The changing composition of the export trade is indicative of structural transformation of Indian economy in favour of modernization, The best indicator of this trend is the:

    1. relative share of petroleum products in exports

    2. decline in the share of agricultural products in exports

    3. constant share of ores and minerals in exports

    4. increase in the share of manufactured products in exports

  8. Total internal reflection can take place when light travels from:

    1. diamond to glass

    2. water to glass

    3. air to water

    4. air to glass

  9. Who among the following is known for his work on medicine during the Gupta period?

    1. Saumilla

    2. Sudraka

    3. Shaunaka

    4. Susrutha

  10. Saddle peak the highest peak of Andaman and Nicobar islands is located in

    1. Great Nicobar

    2. Middle Andaman

    3. Little Andaman

    4. North Andaman

    • Assertion (A): Mangroves are very specialized forest ecosystems of tropical and sub-tropical regions bordering certain sea coasts.
    • Reason (R): They stabilize the shoreline and act as bulwark against encroachments by sea.

    In the 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 but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  11. When the Chief Justice of a High Court acts in an administrative capacity, he is subject to

    1. the writ jurisdiction of any of the other judges of the High Court

    2. Special control exercised by the Chief Justice of India.

    3. discretionary powers of the Governor of the state

    4. special powers provided to the Chief

    Minister in this regarded

  12. Hawala transactions relate to payments

    1. received in rupees against overseas currencies and vice versa without going through the official channels

    2. received for sale/transfer of shares without going through the established stock exchanges

    3. received as commission for services rendered to overseas investors/buyers/sellers in assisting them to get over the red tape and/or in getting preferential treatment

    4. made to political parties or to individuals for meeting election expenses.