IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2001 (Part 1 of 10)

  • Previous
  1. The price at which the government purchases food grains for maintaining the public distribution system and for building up buffer-stocks is known as

    1. minimum support prices

    2. procurement prices

    3. issue prices

    4. ceiling prices

  2. The theme of the World Development Report 2001, is

    1. From Plan to Market

    2. Knowledge for Development

    3. Attacking Poverty

    4. The State in the Changing World

  3. A city has a population of 3, 00, 000 out of which 1, 80, 000 are males. 50% of the population is literate. If 70% of the males are literate, the number of literate females is

    1. 24, 000

    2. 30, 000

    3. 54, 000

    4. 60, 000

  4. Which one of the following is NOT radioactive?

    1. Astatine

    2. Francium

    3. Tritium

    4. Zirconium

  5. Consider the following statements regarding environmental issues of India:

    1. Gulf of Mannar is one of the biosphere reserves.

    2. The Ganga Action Plan, phase II has been merged with the National River Conservation Plan.

    3. The National Museum of Natural History at New Delhi imparts nonformal education in environment and conservation.

    4. Environmental Information System (ENVIS) acts as a decentralized information network for environmental information.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  6. The American multinational company, Monsanto has produced in an insectresistant cotton variety that is undergoing field-trials in India. A toxin gene from which ONE of the following bacteria has been transferred to this transgenic cotton?

    1. Bacillus subtilis

    2. Bacillus thurigiensis

    3. Bacillus amyloliquifanciens

    4. Bacillus globlii

  7. Which one of the Chola kings conquered Ceylon?

    1. Aditya I

    2. Rajaraja I

    3. Rejendra

    4. Vijayalaya

  8. When lightwaves pass from air to glass, the variables affected are

    1. Wavelength, frequency and velocity

    2. Velocity and frequency

    3. Wavelength and frequency

    4. Wavelength and velocity

  9. In a survey, it was found that 80% of those surveyed owned a car while 60% of those surveyed owned a mobile phone. If 55% owned both a car and a mobile phone, what per cent of those surveyed owned a car or a mobile phone or both?

    1. 65%

    2. 80%

    3. 85%

    4. 97.5%

  10. Consider the following statements regarding the Armed Forces:

    1. First batch of women pilots was commissioned in Indian Air Force in 1996.

    2. Officers Training Academy is located in Nagpur.

    3. Southern Command of Indian Navy has its Headquarters at Chennai.

    4. One of the Regional Headquarters of

    Coast Guard is located at Port Blair.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 3 only

    4. 4 only

  11. Consider the following statements regarding power sector in India:

    1. The installed capacity of power generation is around 95000 MW.

    2. Nuclear plants contribute nearly 15% of total power generation.

    3. Hydroelectricity plants contribute nearly 40% of total power generation.

    4. Thermal plants at present account for nearly 80% of total power generation.

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  12. If a new state of the Indian Union is to be created, which one of the following schedules of the Constitution must be amended?

    1. First

    2. Second

    3. Third

    4. Fifth

  13. When water is heated from 00C to 100C, its volume

    1. increases

    2. decreases

    3. does not change

    4. first decreases and then increases

  14. The cellular and molecular control of programmed cell death is known as

    1. Apoptosis

    2. Ageing

    3. Degeneration

    4. Necrosis

  15. National Agricultural Insurance Scheme replacing Comprehensive Crop Insurance Scheme was introduced in the year

    1. 1997

    2. 1998

    3. 1999

    4. 2000