IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1999 (Part 3 of 10)

  1. In a town 25% families own a phone and 15% own a car, 65% families own neither a phone nor a car. 2000 families own both a car and a phone. Consider the following statements in this regard:

    1. 10% families own both a car and a phone.

    2. 35% families own neither a car or a phone.

    3. 40, 000 families live in the town.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  2. Which one of the following statements regarding the levying, collecting and distribution of Income Tax is correct?

    1. The Union levies, collects and distributes the proceeds of income tax between itself and the states

    2. The Union levies, collects and keeps all the proceeds of income tax to itself

    3. The Union levies and collects the tax but all the proceeds are distributed among the states

    4. Only the surcharge levied on income tax is shared between the Union and the states

  3. The Congress policy of pray and petition ultimately came to an end under the guidance of

    1. Aurobindo Ghosh

    2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    3. Lala Lajpat Rai

    4. Mahatma Gandhi

  4. Match List I (Quantity) with List II (Units) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    List-I List-II
    1. High speed

    2. Wavelength

    3. Pressure

    4. Energy

    1. Mach

    2. Angstrom

    3. Pascal

    4. Joule

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  5. Consider the following statements: Industrial development in India, to an extent, is constrained by

    1. lack of adequate entrepreneurship and leadership in business.

    2. lack of savings to invest.

    3. lack of technology, skills and infrastructure.

    4. limited purchasing power among the larger masses.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  6. At which one of the following positions shown in the diagram will the height of the ocean tide be maximum?

    1. M1

    2. M2

    3. M3

    4. M4

  7. Which one of the following genetic diseases is sex-linked?

    1. Royal haemophilia

    2. Tay-Sachs disease

    3. Cystic fibrosis

    4. Hypertension

  8. The yield versus fertilizer input is shown in the graph. Consider the following statements based on this graph:

    1. Yield rate is zero at B and C.

    2. There is no yield with no fertilizer input.

    3. The yield is minimum at D.

    4. The yield is neither minimum nor maximum at C.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  9. Among which one of the following sets of social/religious groups is the extent of poverty the highest, as per Government statistics for the nineties?

    1. Muslims in Kerala, Gujarat and A. P

    2. Tribals in Bihar, Orissa, M P and Maharashtra

    3. Scheduled Castes in Punjab, Western UP northern Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu

    4. Christians in Gujarat, Maharashtra arid

    Assam

  10. Which one of the following ports handled the north Indian trade during the Gupta period?

    1. Tamralipti

    2. Broach

    3. Kalyan

    4. Cambray

  11. For which one of the following is capillarity not the only reason?

    1. Blotting of ink

    2. Rising of underground water

    3. Spread of water drop on a cotton cloth

    4. Rising of water from the roots of a plant to its foliage

  12. Tourism industry in India is quite small compared to many other countries in terms of Indias potential and size. Which one of the following statements is correct in this regard?

    1. Distances in India are too far apart and its luxury hotels are too expensive for western tourists

    2. For most of the months India is too hot for western tourists to feel comfortable

    3. Most of the picturesque resorts in India such as in the North-East and Kashmir are, for all practical purposes, out of bounds

    4. In India, the infrastructure required for attracting tourists is inadequate

  13. Which one of the areas marked as A, B, C and D in the given figure of the cyclone, witnesses heavy torrential short-duration rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms?

    1. A

    2. B

    3. C

    4. D

  14. In a code language, SOLID is written as WPSLPIMFHA. What does the code word ATEXXQIBVO refer to?

    1. EAGER

    2. WAFER

    3. WAGER

    4. WATER

  15. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. Kacchativu and Tin Bigha were territories acquired by the Indian Republic from the French

    2. Kacchativu and Tin Bigha are territories handed over to Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi sovereignty respectively by the Government of India

    3. Kacchativu and Tin Bigha are areas that were annexed by the Chinese in the 1962 Sino-Indian War

    4. Kacchativu and Tin Bigha are enclaves which were transferred to India by lease arrangements with Sri Lanka

Pakistan respectively