IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2000 (Part 1 of 10)

  • Previous
  1. Insect-resistant cotton plants have been genetically engineered by inserting a gene from a/an

    1. virus

    2. bacterium

    3. insect

    4. plant

  2. Consider the following statements regarding the Chakiarkoothu form of dance:

    1. It is performed by Chakiar caste.

    2. It cannot be traditionally witnessed by the higher caste Hindus.

    3. Mizhavu is the accompanying instrument.

    4. Its theatre form is called koothambalam.

    Which of these statements are, correct?

    1. 1, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  3. The Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana which came into operation from 1 − 12 − 1997 aims to provide gainful employment to the urban unemployed or underemployed poor but does not include

    1. Nehru Rozgar Yojana

    2. Urban Basic Services Programme

    3. Prime Ministers Integrated Urban Poverty Eradication Programme

    4. Prime Ministers Rozgar Yojana

  4. Soft drinks such as colas contain significant quantities of

    1. caffeine

    2. nicotine

    3. tannin

    4. renin

  5. Consider the following pictures of a dice What is the number opposite 3?

    1. 1

    2. 4

    3. 5

    4. Data insufficient

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

    List-I (Minerals) List-II (Major producer)
    1. Mineral Oil

    2. Copper

    3. Manganese

    4. Bauxite

    1. Zambia

    2. Guyana

    3. Venezuela

    4. Gabon

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
  7. Which one of the following does a TV remote control unit use to operate a TV set?

    1. Light waves

    2. Sound waves

    3. Microwaves

    4. Radio waves

  8. Consider the following statements: The Indian rupee is fully convertible

    1. in respect of Current Account of Balance of Payment

    2. in respect of Capital Account of Balance of Payment

    3. into gold

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. 1 alone

    2. 3 alone

    3. 1 and 2

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  9. Who among the following streamlined the Maratha administration after Sambhaji?

    1. Raja Ram

    2. Balaji Viswanath

    3. Ganga Bai

    4. Nanaji Deshmukh

  10. Hybridoma technology is a new biotechnological approach for commercial production of

    1. monoclonal antibodies

    2. interferon

    3. antibiotics

    4. alcohol

  11. Match List I (Books) with List II (Authors) and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. My Music, My Life

    2. Adha Gaon

    3. Radha

    4. The Pilferer

    1. Laxman Gaikwad

    2. Rahi Masoom Raza

    3. Ramakanta Rath

    4. Ravi Shankar

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
  12. Examine the following relationships among members of a family of six persons A, B, C, D, E and F

    1. The number of males equals that of females.

    2. A and E are sons of F

    3. D is the. Mother of two, one boy and one girl.

    4. B is the son of A.

    5. There is only one married couple in the family at present.

    Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the above?

    1. A, B and C are all females

    2. A is the husband of D

    3. E and F are children of D

    4. D is the granddaughter of F

  13. Which one of the following is knows as the “Coffee port” of the world?

    1. Sao Paulo

    2. Santos

    3. Rio de Janeiro

    4. Buenos Aires

  14. Resurgent India Bonds were issues in US dollar, Pound, Sterling

    1. Japanese Yen

    2. Deutsche Mark

    3. Euro

    4. French Franc

  15. The given diagram shows the number of students who failed in an examination comprising papers in English, Hindi and Mathematics. The total number of students who took the test is 500. What is the percentage of students who failed in atleast two subjects?

    1. 6.8

    2. 7.8

    3. 34

    4. 39