IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1999 (Part 4 of 10)

  1. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • Jahangir
      • William Hawkins
      • Akbar
      • Sir Thomas Roe
      • Shahjahan
      • Travernier
      • Aurangzeb
      • Manucci
  2. Consider the following statements:

    1. If a persons looks at a coin which is in a bucket of water, the coin will appear to be closer than it really is:

    2. If a person under water looks at a coin above, the water surface, the coin will appear to be at a higher level than it really is:

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 alone

    3. 2 alone

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  3. The Employment Assurance Scheme envisages financial assistance t6 rural areas for guaranteeing employment to at least

    1. 50 per cent of the men and women seeking jobs in rural areas

    2. 50 per cent of the men seeking jobs in rural areas

    3. one man and one woman in a rural family living below the poverty line

    4. one person in a rural landless household living below the poverty line

  4. Consider the following temperature and rainfall data: The climate to which this data pertains is

    1. St. Lawrence type

    2. Chine type

    3. West European type

    4. Mediterranean type

  5. Lathyrism is caused by excessive consumption of

    1. Kesari Dal

    2. Mustard oil

    3. Polished rice

    4. Mushrooms

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

    List-I (Persons) List-II (Journals)
    1. Shyamji Krishna Varms

    2. Madam Bhikaji Cama

    3. Annie Besant

    4. Aurobindo Ghosh

    1. Bande Mataram

    2. Indian Sociologist

    3. The Talwar

    4. Commonweal

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  7. A company manufacturing air-conditioners has set a monthly target. The target and realized values are shown in the bar chart. Consider the following statements based on the chart:

    1. The targeted sales on a monthly basis have been achieved.

    2. The overall target value has been exceeded by 7.5%.

    3. The sales Department deserves a pat on the back

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    1. 1 alone

    2. 2 alone

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 2 and 3

  8. A British citizen staying in India cannot claim Right to

    1. Freedom of trade and profession

    2. Equality before the Law

    3. Protection of life and personal liberty

    4. Freedom of religion

  9. Match List I with List II arid select the correct answer:

    List-I (Timber) List-II (Country)
    1. Cedar

    2. Douglas Fir

    3. Mahogany

    4. Teak

    1. Myanmar

    2. Canada

    3. Mexico

    4. Honduras

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
  10. In a group of five people, K, L and M are ambitious, M. N and R are honest, L, M and N are intelligent and K, N and R are industrious. Among these, neither industrious nor ambitious person (s) would include

    1. K alone

    2. L and R

    3. M and N

    4. none in the group

  11. The first writer to use Urdu as the medium of poetic expression was

    1. Amir Khusru

    2. Mirza Ghalib

    3. Bahadur Shah Zafar

    4. Faiz

  12. Barium in a suitable form is administered to patients before an X-ray examination of the stomach, because

    1. barium allows X-rays to pass through the stomach on account of its transparency to X-rays

    2. barium compound, like magnesium sulphate helps in cleaning the stomach before X-ray examination

    3. barium is a good absorber of X-rays and this helps the stomach to appear clearly in contrast with the other regions in the picture

    4. barium salts are white in colour and this helps the stomach to appear clearly in contrast with other regions in the picture

  13. Consider the following statements regarding the National Human Rights Commission of India:

    1. Its Chairman must be a retired Chief Justice of India.

    2. It has formations in each state, as State Human Rights Commission.

    3. Its powers are only recommendatory in nature.

    4. It is mandatory to appoint a woman as a member of the Commission.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Cotton

    2. Flax

    3. Sugar beet

    4. Jute

    1. Rainfall 1000 − 1500mm; Temperature 40° -60° C

    2. Rainfall 1500 − 2000mm; Temperature 25° -35° C

    3. Rainfall 600 − 800mm; Temperature 5° -18° C

    4. Rainfall 500 − 1000mm; Temperature 18° -22° C

    5. Rainfall 500 − 600mm: Temperature 18° -22° C

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 3
      • 5
      • 4
      • 4
      • 5
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 5
      • 2
  15. The minimum land area recommended for forest cover to maintain proper ecological balance in India is

    1. 25%

    2. 33%

    3. 43%

    4. 53%