IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2002 (Part 1 of 10)

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  1. Consider the following financial institution of India:

    1. Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI)

    2. Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI)

    3. Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)

    4. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

    The correct chronological sequence of the establishment of these institutions is

    1. 1, 2, 3, 4

    2. 2, 3, 4, 1

    3. 3, 4, 1, 2

    4. 4, 1, 2, 3

  2. Consider the following statements:

    1. In equatorial regions, the year is divided into four main seasons.

    2. In Mediterranean region, summer receives more rain.

    3. In China type climate, rainfall occurs throughout the year.

    4. Tropical highlands exhibit vertical zonation of different climates.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  3. During the Indian freedom struggle, the Khudai Khidmatgars, also known as Red Shirts, called for

    1. the Union of Pashtun tribal areas in north-west with the Afghanistan

    2. the adoption of terrorist tactics and methods for terrorizing and finally ousting the colonial rulers

    3. the adoption of communist revolutionary Ideology for political and social reform

    4. the Pathan regional nationalist unity and a struggle against colonialism

  4. A World Summit with representation from all the countries will be held in Johannesburg in September 2002 on the subject of

    1. AIDS control

    2. Global terrorism

    3. Human Rights

    4. Sustainable development

  5. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

    1. All echinoderms are viviparous

    2. Roundworm has no circulatory system

    3. In bony fishes, swim bladder is usually present

    4. In cartilaginous fishes, fertilization is internal

  6. Match List I (Commission) with List II (Matter of enquiry) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Commission) List-II (Matter of Enquiry)
    1. Wadhwa Commission

    2. Liberhan Commission

    3. Sri Krishna Commission

    4. Jain Commission

    1. The assistance of Rajiv Gandhi

    2. Killing of Graham Staines

    3. Demolition of a religious structure At Ayodhya

    4. Riots in Mumbai in 1993

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
  7. Assume that the moon takes exactly 30 days to complete the cycle and also assume that it rises in the East exactly at 6.48 p. m. On the first day. ON the fourth day, at what time will it rise?

    1. 8.24 pm

    2. 9.12 pm

    3. 10.00 pm

    4. 11.48 pm

  8. Match List I (Scientists) with List II (Achievement) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Scientists) List-II (Achievement)
    1. Arber and Smith

    2. Feldman

    3. Mullis

    4. Temin and Baltimore

    1. Developed Transgenic Plants with Agrobacterium T-DNA

    2. Discovered endonucleases

    3. Discovered reverse transcriptase

    4. Discovered polymerase Chain reaction

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
  9. Berber speaking community, frequently in the news, lives in

    1. Afghanistan

    2. Algeria

    3. Argentina

    4. Australia

  10. In the case of election to the Lok Sabha, the amount of Security deposited for general category candidates and SC/ST category candidates respectively is

    1. Rs. 5, 000 and Rs. 2, 500

    2. Rs. 10, 000 and Rs. 2, 500

    3. Rs. 10, 000 and Rs. 5, 000

    4. Rs. 15, 000 and Rs. 7, 500

  11. With reference to Power Sector in India, consider the following statements:

    1. Rural electrification has been treated as a Basic Minimum Service under the Prime Ministers Gramodaya Yojna.

    2. 100 percent Foreign Direct Investment in power is allowed without upper limit.

    3. The Union Ministry of Power has signed a Memoranda of Understanding with 14 States.

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 3 only

  12. A country is said to be in debt trap if

    1. it has to abide by the conditionalities imposed by the International Monetary Fund

    2. it has to borrow to make interest payments on outstanding loans

    3. it has been refused loans or aid by creditors abroad

    4. the World Bank charges a very high rate of interest on outstanding as well as new loans

  13. Which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. Prions are the smallest tree-living cells

    2. The cell wall of Mycoplasmas is made up of amino sugars

    3. Viroids consist of a single-stranded RNA molecule

    4. Rickettsias lack cell wall

  14. Match List I (Country) with List II (President) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Country) List-II (President)
    1. Congo

    2. Nigeria

    3. Uganda

    4. Zambia

    1. Levy Mwanawasa

    2. Joseph Kabila

    3. Olusegum Obasanjo

    4. Yoweri Museveni

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
  15. Consider the following ecosystems:

    1. Taiga

    2. Tropical evergreen

    3. Tropical deciduous

    4. Tundra

    The correct sequence in decreasing order of the albedo values of these ecosystems is

    1. 1, 4, 3, 2

    2. 4, 1, 2, 3

    3. 4, 1, 3, 2

    4. 1, 4, 2, 3