IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2001 (Part 9 of 10)

  1. Consider the following organizations:

    1. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Research & Exploration

    2. Heavy Water Board

    3. Indian Rare Earths Limited

    4. Uranium Corporation of India

    Which of these is/are under the

    Department of Atomic Energy?

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  2. Who among the following, was the President of the All-India States Peoples Conference in 1939?

    1. Jaya Prakash Narayan

    2. Jawahar Lal Nehru

    3. Sheikh Abdullah

    4. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

  3. Consider the following statements about the minorities in India:

    1. The Government of India has notified five communities, namely, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians as Minorities.

    2. The National Commission for Minorities was given statutory status in 1993.

    3. The smallest religious minority in India are the Zoroastrians.

    4. The Constitution of India recognizes and protects religious and linguistic minorities.

    Which of these is/are under the

    Department of Atomic Energy?

    1. 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2 and 4

  4. The temperature and rainfall of a meteorological station are given below:

    • Month Temperature (0C) Rainfall (cm)
    • J 9.4 12.2
    • F 10.6 9.1
    • M 11.7 7.9
    • A 12.2 2.5
    • M 13.3 1.8
    • J 13.9 0.3
    • J 13.9--
    • A 14.4--
    • S 15.6 0.8
    • O 15.0 2.5
    • N 13.3 6.1
    • D 10.6 11.7

    Average Temperature: 12.8 0C

    Average Rainfall: 54.9 cm per annum

    Identify the region having the above climatic pattern from amongst the following:

    1. Mediterranean region

    2. Monsoon region

    3. Steppe region

    4. N W European region

  5. 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

  6. Which of the following cell organelles play the most significant role in protein synthesis?

    1. Lysosome and Centrosome

    2. Ednoplasmic reticulum and Ribosome

    3. Golgi apparatus and Mitochondria

    4. Lysosome and Mitochondria

  7. In which one of the following areas does the State Government NOT have control over its local bodies?

    1. Citizens grievances

    2. Financial matters

    3. Legislation

    4. Personnel matters

  8. A conveyer belt delivers baggage at the rate of 3 tons in 5 minutes, and a second conveyer belt delivers baggage at the rate of 1 ton in 2 minutes. How much time will it take to get 33 tons of baggage delivered using both the conveyer belts?

    1. 25 minutes and 30 seconds

    2. 30 minutes

    3. 35 minutes

    4. 40 minutes and 45 seconds

  9. Who amongst the following Englishmen, first translated Bhagavad-Gita into English?

    1. William Jones

    2. Charles Wilkins

    3. Alexander Cunningham

    4. Johan Marshall

  10. Consider the following statements regarding the High Courts in India:

    1. There are eighteen High Courts in the country.

    2. Three of them have jurisdiction over more than one state.

    3. No Union Territory has a High Court of its own.

    4. Judges of the High Court hold office till the age of 62

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 4 only

  11. The term national Income represents:

    1. Gross national product at market prices minus depreciation

    2. Gross National product at market prices minus depreciation plus net factor income from abroad

    3. Gross national product at market prices minus depreciation and indirect taxes plus subsidies

    4. Gross national product at market prices minus net factor income from abroad

  12. Match the List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. Fohn

    2. Samun

    3. Santa Ana

    4. Zonda

    1. Argentina

    2. Kurdistan

    3. California

    4. Alps

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
  13. The given map shows four tows of Central Asian region marked as 1, 2, 3 and 4 & identify these from the following list and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    List-I (map) List-II (Towns)
    1. N/A

    2. N/A

    3. N/A

    4. N/A

    1. Bishkek

    2. Ashkhabad

    3. Tashkent

    4. Dushanbe

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
  14. Mekong Ganga co-operation project is

    1. Irrigation project involving India and Myanmar

    2. Joint tourism initiative of some Asian countries

    3. Hydroelectric power project involving India, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    4. Defence and security agreement of

    India with its eastern neighbours

  15. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

    List-I List-II
    1. The Constitution (sixty-ninth Amendment) Act, 1991

    2. The Constitution (Seventy-fifth Amendment) Act, 1994

    3. The Constitution (Eightieth Amendment) Act, 2000

    4. The Constitution (Eighty-third Amendment) Act, 2000

    1. Establishment of state level Rent Tribunals

    2. No reservations for Scheduled Castes in Panchayats in Arunachal Pradesh

    3. Constitution of Panchayats in Villages or at other local levels

    4. Accepting the recommendations of the Tenth Finance Commission

    5. According the Status of National Capital Territory to Delhi

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2