IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1997 (Part 2 of 10)

  1. The head of the military department under the recognized central machinery of administration during Akbars reign was

    1. Diwan

    2. Mir Bakshi

    3. Mir Saman

    4. Bakshi

  2. The January isotherm taken as a basis for dividing India into tropical and subtropical zones is

    1. 21° C

    2. 18° C

    3. 12° C

    4. 15° C

  3. In the given figure, if QRS Id an equilateral triangle and QTS is an isosceles triangle and x = 47° then the value (in degrees) of y will be

    1. 13

    2. 23

    3. 33

    4. 43

  4. They are people of yellow complexion, oblique eyes, high check bones, sparse hair and medium height. The reference here is to

    1. Nordic Aryans

    2. Austrics

    3. Negroids

    4. Mongoloids

  5. What is the correct sequence of the descending order of the following States in respect of female literacy rates as per the 1991 census?

    1. Mizoram

    2. Kerala

    3. Goa

    4. Nagaland

    Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 2, 3, 1, 4

    2. 2, 1, 3, 4

    3. 2, 3, 4, 1

    4. 1, 2, 4, 3

  6. The tail of a cornet is directed away from the sun because

    1. as the comet rotates around the sun, the lighter mass of the comet is pushed away due to the centrifugal force alone

    2. as the comet rotates, the lighter mass of the comet is attracted by some star situated in the direction of its tall

    3. the radiation emitted by the sun exerts a radial pressure on the comet throwing its tail away from the sun

    4. the tail of the comet always exists in the same orientation

  7. Corpus lutcum is a mass of cells found in

    1. brain

    2. ovary

    3. pancreas

    4. spleen

    • Assertion (A): The sponsor and the most prominent figure of the Chisti order of Sufis in India is Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
    • Reason (R): The Chisti order takes its name from a village Chisti in Ajmer. In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
    1. Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A

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

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

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

    List-I (Minerals) List-II (Typical areas of occurrence)
    1. Coal

    2. Gold

    3. Mica

    4. Manganese

    1. Bhandara

    2. Karanpura

    3. Ruth

    4. Nellore

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  9. In which one of the following countries will the no-confidence motion to bring down the government passed by the legislature be valid only when the legislature is able to find simultaneously a majority to elect successor government?

    1. France

    2. Germany

    3. Italy

    4. Portugal

  10. In the series POQ, SRT, VUW, “” the blank space refers to

    1. XYZ

    2. XZV

    3. YXZ

    4. YZX

  11. The sum of which of the following constitutes Broad Money in India?

    1. Currency with the public.

    2. Demand deposits with banks.

    3. Time deposits with ban1s.

    4. Other deposits with RBI.

    Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  12. A smooth inclined at an angle 30 with the horizontal as shown in the above figure. A body starts from rest and slides down the inclined surface. The time taken by the body to reach the bottom is

    1. 2hg

    2. 2lg

    3. ½ sin hg

    4. sin q 2hg

  13. A graduate at 18, professor and associate editor of the Sudharak at 20, Secretary of the Sarvajanik Sabha and of the Provincial Conference at 25, Secretary of the National Congress at 29, leading witness before an important Royal Commission at 31, Provincial legislator at 34, Imperial legislator at 36, President of the Indian National Congress at 39 a patriot whom Mahatma Gandhi himself regarded as his master. This is how a biographer describes

    1. Pandit Madan Moan Malaviya

    2. Mahadev Govind Ranade

    3. Gopal Krishna Gokhale

    4. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

  14. Which one of the following is an active component of oil of clove?

    1. Menthol

    2. Eugenol

    3. Methanol

    4. Benzaldehyde