IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1997 (Part 10 of 10)

  1. One will NOT have to pass through the Suez Canal while going from Bombay to

    1. Alexandria

    2. Suez

    3. Port Said

    4. Benghazi

  2. The Dinesh Goswami Committee recommended

    1. the constitution of state level election commission

    2. List system of election to the Lok Sabha

    3. governmental funding of parliamentary elections

    4. a ban on the candidature of independent candidates in the parliamentary elections

  3. Which of the following come under Nonplan expenditure?

    1. Subsidies

    2. Interest payments

    3. Defence expenditure

    4. Maintenance expenditure for the infrastructure created in the previous plans

    Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  4. The sequencing of the entire genome (the totality of all genes) of an organism was completed in 1996. The organism was

    1. albino mouse

    2. yeast

    3. human being

    4. plasmodium vivax

  5. Which one of the following was a corporation of merchants in ancient India?

    1. Chaturvedimangalam

    2. Parishad

    3. Ashtadikgaja

    4. Manigrama

  6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I List-II
    1. Malaria

    2. Filaria

    3. Encephalitis

    4. Leukaemia

    1. Bone marrow

    2. Brain

    3. Muscle

    4. Lymph node

    5. Blood cells

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
  7. National Income is the

    1. Net National Product at market price

    2. Net National Product at factor cost

    3. Net Domestic Product at market price

    4. Net Domestic Product at factor cost

  8. Which one of the following is NOT a principle of Panch-sheel?

    1. Non-alignment

    2. Peaceful Co-existence

    3. Mutual respect for each others territorial integrity and sovereignty

    4. Mutual non-interference iii each others internal affairs.

  9. During a flight from Delhi to Tokyo the following are the landing airports:

    1. Hongkong

    2. Hanoi

    3. Taipei

    4. Bangkok.

    The correct sequence of the landing at these airports during an onward journey is

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 4, 2, 1, 3

    3. 3, 4, 1, 2

    4. 4, 1, 2, 3

  10. Antigen is a substance which

    1. lowers body temperature

    2. destroys harmful bacteria

    3. triggers the immune system

    4. is used as an antidote to poison

  11. The number of times in a day the Hourhand and the Minute-hand of a clock are at right angles is

    1. 44

    2. 48

    3. 24

    4. 12

  12. The Badami rock inscription of Pulakesin I is dated in the Saka year 465. If the same were to be dated in Vikrama Samvat, the year would be

    1. 601

    2. 300

    3. 330

    4. 407

  13. The Minimum Alternative Tax (MAT) was introduced in the Budget of the Government of India for the year

    1. 1991 − 92

    2. 1992 − 93

    3. 1995 − 96

    4. 1996 − 97

  14. Which one of the following is present in the largest amount in terms of per cent by mass in the earths crust?

    1. Silicon

    2. Oxygen

    3. Carbon

    4. Calcium

  15. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Hazardous industries using child labour leading to the filing of a public interest petition in the Supreme Court) List-II (Location)
    1. Glass Industry

    2. Brassware industry

    3. Slate Industry

    4. Handmade carpet Industry

    1. Moradabad

    2. Marakpur

    3. Ferozabad

    4. Mirzapur

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4