IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1999 (Part 10 of 10)

  1. Consider the following events:

    1. Indigo Revolt

    2. Santhal Rebellion

    3. Deccan Riot

    4. Mutiny of the Sepoys

    The correct chronological sequence of these events is

    1. 4, 2, 1, 3

    2. 4, 2, 3, 1

    3. 2, 4, 3, 1

    4. 2, 4, 1, 3

  2. Consider the following statements: Glass can be etched or scratched by

    1. diamond

    2. hydrofluoric acid

    3. aquaregia

    4. conc. Sulphuric acid

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 2 and 4

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

    List-I (Years) List-II (Events)
    1. Year 1775

    2. Year 1780

    3. Year 1824

    4. Year 1838

    1. First Anglo-Burmese War

    2. First Anglo-Afghan War

    3. First Anglo-Maratha War

    4. Second Anglo-Mysore War

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
  4. Since 1980, the share of the tertiary sector in the total GDP of India has

    1. shown an increasing trend

    2. shown a decreasing trend

    3. remained constant

    4. been fluctuating

  5. The term imperial preference was applied to the

    1. special privileges on British imports in India

    2. racial discrimination by the Britishers

    3. subordination of Indian interest to that of the British

    4. preference given to British political agents over Indian Princes

    • Assertion (A): During the time of Akbar, for every ten cavalrymen, the mansabdars had to maintain twenty horses.
    • Reason (R): Horses had to be rested while on march and replacements were necessary in times of war.
    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 the correct exploration of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Lord Linlithgow described the August Movement of 1942 as the most serious rebellion since Sepoy Mutiny.
    • Reason (R): There was massive upsurge of the peasantry in certain areas.
    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 the correct exploration of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): To dilute sulphuric acid, acid is added to water and not water to acid.
    • Reason (R): Specific heat of water is quite large.
    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 the correct exploration of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Devaluation of a currency may promote export.
    • Reason (R): Price of the countrys products in the international market may fail due to devaluation.
    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 the correct exploration of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Fiscal deficit is greater than budgetary deficit.
    • Reason (R): Fiscal deficit is the borrowing from the Reserve Bank of India plus other liabilities of Government to meet its expenditure.
    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 the correct exploration of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): According to statistics, more female children are born each year than male children in India.
    • Reason (R): In India, the death rate of a male child is higher than that of the female child.
    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 the correct exploration of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Insect resistant transgenic cotton has been produced by inserting Bt gene.
    • Reason (R): The Bt gene is derived from a bacterium.
    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 the correct exploration of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Information technology is fast becoming a very important field of activity in India.
    • Reason (R): Software is one of the major exports of the country and India has a very strong base in hardware.
    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 the correct exploration of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Chile continues to be an important producer of copper in the world.
    • Reason (R): Chile is endowed with the worlds largest deposit of porphyry copper.
    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 the correct exploration of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Dolly was the first cloned mammal.
    • Reason (R): Dolly was produced by in vitro-fertilization.
    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 the correct exploration of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true