IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1998 (Part 6 of 10)

  1. A ball is dropped from the top of a high building with a constant acceleration of 9.8 m/s2. What will be its velocity after 3 seconds?

    1. 9.8 m/s

    2. 19.6 m/s

    3. 29.4 m/s

    4. 39.2 m/s

  2. The economist who was associated with the WTO draft document is

    1. A K Sen

    2. T N Srinivasan

    3. J N Bhagwati

    4. Avinash Dixit

  3. One local and another express train were proceeding in the same direction on parallel tracks at 29 km/hour and 65 km/hour respectively. The driver of the former notices that it look exactly 16 seconds for the faster train to pass by him. What is the length of the faster train?

    1. 60 m

    2. 120 m

    3. 160 m

    4. 240 m

  4. In the given map, the shaded part represents Akbars empire at a certain empire: A stands for an independent country and B marks the site of a city. Which one of the following alternatives given all correct information

    1. Akbar in 1557: Golkunda, Lahore

    2. Akbar in 1557: Khandesh Multan

    3. Akbar in 1605: Gondwana, Multan

    4. Akbar in 1605: Gondwana, Lahore

  5. Estuaries possess distinct blooms of excessive growth of a pigmented dinoflagellates. These blooms are called

    1. red tides

    2. sea tides

    3. black tides

    4. sea flowers

  6. Consider the following climatic conditions (northern hemisphere):

    • Temperature° C Rainfall Cm.
    • J 3.9 4.7
    • F 4.4 5.7
    • M 8.3 8.2
    • A 14.4 9.2
    • M 20.0 9.2
    • J 23.3 17.7
    • J 27.8 14.5 b 27.8 14.0
    • S 22.3 12.7
    • O 18.3 7.0
    • N 12.2 5.0
    • D 6.7 3.5

    These are most likely to be found in the natural regions of

    1. China type

    2. Equatorial type

    3. Hot desert type

    4. Monsoon type

  7. A, B, C, D, E and F, not necessarily in that order are sitting on six chairs regularly placed around a round table. It is observed that A is between D and F, C is opposite D, and D and E are not on neighbouring chairs. Which one of the following pairs must be sitting on neighbouring chairs?

    1. A and B

    2. C and E

    3. B and F

    4. A and C

  8. The number of economically active women (excluding students and those doing domestic duties in their homes) as a percentage of all women of working age (generally those aged 15 − 64 years) was the highest in 1996 in

    1. USA

    2. China

    3. Russia

    4. S. Korea

  9. If in a certain code SAND is VDOG and BIRD is ELUG, then what is the code for LOVE

    1. PRYG

    2. ORTG

    3. NPUH

    4. ORYH

  10. When there is noon at I. S. T. Meridian people on another place of the Earth are taking their at 6 Oclock morning tea. The longitude of the place is

    1. 17° 30 E

    2. 7° 30 W

    3. 172° 30 E

    4. 90° W

  11. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer

    List-I (Special characteristic) List-II (Name of planet)
    1. Smallest planet of the

    2. Largest planet of the solar system

    3. Planet second from the Sun in the solar system

    4. Planet nearest to the

    1. Mercury solar system

    2. Venus

    3. Jupiter

    4. Pluto Sun

    5. Saturn

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
  12. The given map relates to:

    1. Kaniska at the time of his death

    2. Samudragupta after the close of his South Indian campaign

    3. Asoka towards close of his reign

    4. Empire of Thaneswar on the eve of

    Harshas accession

  13. In a family, a couple has a son and a daughter. The age of the father is three times that of his daughter and the age of the son is half of his mother. The wife is nine years younger to her husband and the brother is seven years older than his sister. What is the age of the mother?

    1. 40 years

    2. 45 years

    3. 50 years

    4. 60 years

  14. The missing fraction in the series given below is 4/9, 9/20, ____ 39/86

    1. 17/40

    2. 19/42

    3. 20/45

    4. 29/53

  15. Which one of the following schedules of the Constitution of India contains provisions regarding anti-defection Act?

    1. Second Schedule

    2. Fifth Schedule

    3. Eighth Schedule

    4. Tenth Schedule