IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2002 (Part 2 of 10)

  1. Consider the following statements Full convertibility of the rupee may mean

    1. its free float with other international currencies.

    2. its direct exchange with any other international currency at any prescribed place inside and outside the country.

    3. it acts just like another international currency.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  2. The sea coast of which one of the following states has become famous as a nesting place for the giant Olive Ridley turtles from South America?

    1. Goa

    2. Gujarat

    3. Orissa

    4. Tamil Nadu

  3. With reference to Indian satellites and their launchers, consider the following statements

    1. All the INSAT-series of satellites were launched abroad.

    2. PSLVs were used to launch IRS-series of satellites.

    3. India used the indigenously built cryogenic engines for the first time for powering the third stage of SLV.

    4. GSAT, launched in the year 2001, has payloads to demonstrate digital broadcasts and internet services.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 3

  4. The 93rd Constitutional Amendment Bill deals with the

    1. Continuation of reservation for backward classes in government employment.

    2. Free and compulsory education for all children between the age of 6 and 14 years

    3. Reservation of 30 percent posts for women in government recruitments

    4. Allocation of more number of parliamentary seats for recently created

    States.

    • Assertion (A): Drinking of whisky increases the frequency of urinatio.
    • Reason (R): Alcohol intake speeds up the secretion of vasopressin in the body.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Muhammad bin Tughlaq left Delhi, and, for two years lived in a camp called Swarga-dwari.
    • Reason (R): At that time, Delhi was ravaged by a form of plague and many people died.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): With the increase of temperature, the viscosity of glycerine increases.
    • Reason (R): Rise of temperature increases kinetic energy of molecules.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The effect of labour participation in the Indian nationalist upsurge of the early 1930s was weak.
    • Reason (R): The labour leaders considered the ideology of Indian National Congress as bourgeois and reactionary.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Synthetic detergents can lather well in hard water.
    • Reason (R): Synthetic detergents form soluble calcium and magnesium salts with hard water.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): 600 − 650 latitudes in both the hemispheres have a low pressure belt instead of high pressure.
    • Reason (R): The low-pressure areas are permanent over oceans rather than on land.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Artificial satellites are always launched from the earth in the eastward direction.
    • Reason (R): The earth rotates from west to east and so the satellite attains the escape velocity.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): Human diet should compulsorily contain Glycrine, Serine and Tyrosin.
    • Reason (R): Essential amino acids cannot be synthesized in the human body.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): The surface winds spiral inwards upon the center of the cyclone.
    • Reason (R): Air descends in the center of the cyclone.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

    • Assertion (A): An iron ball floats on mercury but gets immersed in water.
    • Reason (R): The specific gravity of iron is more than that of mercury.
    1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A

    2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  5. A complete cycle of a traffic light takes 60 seconds. During each cycle the light is green for 25 seconds, yellow for 5 seconds, and red for 30 seconds. At a randomly chosen time, the probability that the light will not be green is:

    1. ¼

    2. 5/12

    3. 7/12 2