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

  1. Economic liberalisation in India started with

    1. substantial changes in industrial licensing policy

    2. the convertibility of Indian rupee

    3. doing away with procedural formalities for foreign direct investment

    4. significant reduction in tax rates

  2. The blood glucose level is commonly expressed as

    1. mm of Hg

    2. milligram per decilitre

    3. parts per million

    4. grammes per litre

  3. The practice of military governorship was first introduced in India by the

    1. Greeks

    2. Shakas

    3. Parthians

    4. Mughals

  4. If X = -2, then X3 − X2-X − 1 is equal to

    1. 1

    2. -3

    3. -

    4. 11

    5. -15

  5. Consider the following statements about the Indian National Congress

    1. Sarojini Naidu was the first woman to be the President of the Congress

    2. C R Das was in prison when he functioned as the President of the Congress

    3. The first Britisher to become the President of the Congress was Alan Octavian Hume

    4. Alfred Webb was the President of the

    Congress in 1894

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 2 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  6. Match the drainage basins labelled as A; B, C and D with the names listed below and select the correct answer using the codes given below the drainage basins Names of drainage basins:

    1. Ganga-Brahmaputra

    2. Indus

    3. Parana

    4. Zambeszi

  7. Phytotron is a facility to

    1. grow plants under disease-free conditions

    2. conserve endangered species of plants

    3. grow plants under controlled conditions

    4. induce mutations

  8. The Raga which is sung early in the morning is

    1. Todi

    2. Darbari

    3. Bhopali

    4. Bhimpalasi

  9. In the given figure, all line segments of the shaded portions are of the same length and at right angles to each other. The same can be cut out of a board of side 10 cm. What is the area of the shaded portion?

    1. 36 cm2

    2. 48 cm2

    3. 52 cm2

    4. 64 cm2

  10. Gilt-edged market means

    1. bullion market

    2. market of Government securities

    3. market of guns

    4. market of pure metals

  11. Match List I (Endocrine glands) with List II (Hormones secreted) and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Gonads

    2. Pituitary

    3. Pancreas

    4. Adrenal

    1. Insulin

    2. Progesterone

    3. Growth hormones

    4. Cortisone

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
  12. Which one of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of Alexanders invasion?

    1. Nanda

    2. Maurya

    3. Sunga

    4. Kanva

  13. Match the international events listed below with their respective places labelled as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the given map and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists International Events:

    1. Venue of Commonwealth Conference held in 1999

    2. Venue of World Trade Organisation meeting held in 1999

    3. Place of Israel-Syria Peace talks held in January, 2000

    4. Place of military action by Russian troops in January, 2000

  14. Which one of the following materials is very hard and very ductile?

    1. Carborundum

    2. Tungsten

    3. Cast iron

    4. Nichrome

  15. To reach the final of first grand slam of the year 2000, Martina Hingis defeated

    1. Lindsay Davenport

    2. Jennifer Capriati

    3. Sarena William

    4. Conchita Martinez