IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1996 (Part 7 of 10)

  1. The Anarchical and Revolutionary Crime Act (1919) was popularly known as the

    1. Rowlett Act

    2. Pitts India Act

    3. Indian Arms Act

    4. Ilbert Bill

    • Assertion (A): The word minority is not defined in the Constitution of India.
    • Reason (R): The Minorities Commission is not a constitutional body.

    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. s true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  2. Biologists have so far known, found and identified a large number of species in the plant and animal kingdom. In terms of numbers, the largest found and identified so far is from among the.

    1. fungi

    2. plants

    3. insects

    4. bacteria

  3. The average of X1, X2 and X3 is 14. Twice the sum of X2 and X3 is 30. What is the value of X1

    1. 20

    2. 27

    3. 16

    4. 12

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

      • Naqqual
      • Bihar.
      • Tamasha
      • Orissa.
      • Ankia Nat
      • Assam
      • Baha
      • Punjab.
  5. The Palk Bay lies between:

    1. Gulf of Kachchh and Gulf of Khambhat.

    2. Gulf of Mannar and Bay of Bengal.

    3. Lakshadweep and Maldive Islands.

    4. Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

  6. It is possible to produce seedless tomato fruits by

    1. applying trace elements in tomato fields

    2. spraying mineral solution on plants

    3. spraying hormones on flowers

    4. applying fertilizers containing radioactive elements

  7. Which one of the following countries had more or less evolved a two-party system?

    1. Sri Lanka

    2. Bangladesh

    3. Pakistan

    4. Myanmar

  8. Diamond Ring is a phenomenon observed

    1. at the start of a total solar eclise

    2. at the end of a total solar eclipse

    3. only along the peripheral regions of the totality trail

    4. only in the central regions of the totality trail.

  9. A rectangle has a perimeter of 50 meters. If its length is 13 meters more than its breadth, then its area is

    1. 124 m2

    2. 144 m2

    3. 114 m2

    4. 104 m2

  10. In medieval India, Mansabdari system was introduced mainly for

    1. making recruitment to the army

    2. facilitating revenue collection

    3. ensuring religious harmony

    4. effecting clean administration

  11. Which one of the following Sets of commodities are exported to India by arid and semi-arid countries in the Middle East?

    1. Raw wool and carpets

    2. Fruits and palm oil

    3. Precious stones and pearls

    4. Perfume and Coffee

  12. Which one of the following satellites is to be launched from India in 1996?

    1. IRS-P2

    2. IRS-P3

    3. IRS-EN

    4. IRS-ID

  13. Consider the following statements: Most international agencies which fund development programmes in India on intergovernmental bilateral agreements, mainly provide

    1. Technical assistance

    2. Soft loans which are required to be paid back with interest

    3. Grants, not required to be paid back

    4. Food assistance to alleviate poverty

      1. 2 and 4 are correct

      2. 1, 2 and 3 are correct

      3. 1, 2, and 4 are correct

      4. 3 and 4 are correct

  14. Which one of the following is a modern tank?

    1. Bhim

    2. Akash

    3. Arjun

    4. Prithvi