IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2000 (Part 5 of 10)

  1. A rise in SENSEX means

    1. a rise in prices of shares of all companies registered with Bombay Stock Exchange

    2. arise in prices of shares of all companies registered with National Stock Exchange

    3. an overall rise in prices of shares of group of companies registered with Bombay Stock Exchange

    4. a rise in prices of shares of all companies belonging to a group of companies registered with Bombay

    Stock Exchange

  2. The new G D P series released by the C S O in February, 1999 is with reference to base price of

    1. 1991 − 92

    2. 1992 − 93

    3. 1993 − 94

    4. 1994 − 95

  3. In the given figure Triangle OQP = 30 ‘and Triangle ORP = 20’ Triangle QOR is equal to

    1. 100'

    2. 120'

    3. 130'

    4. 140'

  4. Consider the following statements:

    1. Maharashtra has the highest acreage under jawar in India.

    2. Gujarat is the largest producer of groundnut in India.

    3. Rajasthan has the largest area of cultivable wasteland in India.

    4. Andhra Pradesh has the highest per hectare yield of maize in India.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  5. A club has 1, 08 members. Two-thirds of them are men and the rest are women. All members are married except for 9 women members. How many married women are there in the club?

    1. 20

    2. 24

    3. 27

    4. 30

  6. The last major extension of British Indian territory took place during the time of

    1. Dufferin

    2. Dalhousie

    3. Lytton

    4. Curzon

  7. Fluorescent tubes are fitted with a choke. The choke coil

    1. steps up the line voltage

    2. steps down the line voltage

    3. reduces current in the circuit

    4. chokes low frequency currents

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

      • Baki Itihas
      • Badal Sarkar
      • Sita Swayamvar
      • Vishnu Das Bhave
      • Yayati
      • Girish Kamad
      • Giddha
      • Jabbar Patel
  9. The following figure represents times vs. Learning curves of two students. Q and R for learning a mathematics lesson Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the graph

    1. R started slowly in the beginning but got ahead of Q, to complete learning the lesson

    2. Q started slowly and finished learning the lesson earlier then R

    3. R was always faster than Q in learning mathematics

    4. Q was always faster than R in learning mathematics

  10. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer

    List-I (Industrial Unit) List-II (Centre)
    1. Atlas Cycle Company Ltd

    2. Bharat Earth Movers Ltd.

    3. Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative Ltd.

    4. National Aluminium Company Ltd

    1. Bangalore

    2. Bhubaneswar

    3. Kalol

    4. Sonepat

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
  11. For reproducing sound, a CD (Compact Disc) audio player uses a

    1. quartz crystal

    2. titanium needle

    3. laser beam

    4. barium titanate ceramic

  12. The 73rd Constitution Amendment Act 1992 refers to the

    1. generation of gainful employment for the unemployed and the underemployed men and women in rural area

    2. generation of employment for the able bodies adults who are in need ant desirous of work during the lean agricultural season

    3. laying the foundation for strong and vibrant Panchayati Raj Institutions in the country

    4. guarantee of right to life, liberty and security of person, equality before law and equal protection without discrimination.

  13. A goat is tied to two poles P and Q with ropes that are 15 meters long. P and Q are 20 meters apart as shown in the given diagram Which one of the following shaded portions indicates the total area over which the goat can graze?

  14. Match the locations of ports labelled as A, B, C and D in the given map with the names of those ports and select the correct answer using the codes given below the names of the ports: Names of ports

    1. Kakinada

    2. Karwar

    3. Mangalore

    4. Tuticorin

    5. Veraval

    A B C D

    1. 4 2 3 5

    2. 5 2 4 1

    3. 1 3 4 2

    4. 5 3 2 1

  15. When a CD (compact disc used in audio and video systems) is seen in sunlight, rainbow like colours are seen. This can be explained on the basis of the phenomenon of

    1. reflection and diffraction

    2. reflection and transmission

    3. diffraction and transmission

    4. refraction, diffraction and transmission