IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2002 (Part 9 of 10)

  1. Consider the following high yielding varieties of crops in India:

    1. Arjun

    2. Jaya

    3. Padma

    4. Sonalika

    Which of these are wheat?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 4

    4. 3 and 4

  2. Which one of the following submitted in 1875 a petition to the House of Commons demanding Indias direct representation in the British Parliament?

    1. The Deccan Asociation

    2. The Indian Association

    3. The Madras Mahajan Sabha

    4. The Poona Sarvajanik Sabha

  3. The real intention of the British to include the princely states in the Federal Union proposed by the India Act of 1935 was to

    1. exercise more and direct political and administrative control over the princely states

    2. involve the princes actively in the administration of the colony

    3. finally effect the complete political and administrative take-over of all the princely states by the British

    4. use the princes to counter-balance the anti-imperialist doctrines of the nationalist leaders

  4. When one gene controls two or more different characters simultaneously, the phenomenon is called

    1. Apomixis

    2. Pleiotropy

    3. Polyploidy

    4. Polyteny

  5. Suns halo is produced by the refraction of light in

    1. Water vapour in Stratus clouds

    2. Ice crystals in Cirro-Cumulus clouds

    3. Ice crystals in Cirrus clouds

    4. Dust particles in Stratus clouds

  6. Which one of the following Articles of the Directive Principles of State Policy deals with the promotion of international peace and security?

    1. 51

    2. 48A

    3. 43A

    4. 41

  7. Which one of the following rights was described by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar as the heart and soul of the Constitution?

    1. Right to freedom of religion

    2. Right to property

    3. Right to equality

    4. Right to Constitutional remedies

  8. Which reference to the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), consider the following:

    1. The new WPI series with base 1993 − 94 = 100 became effective from April 1998

    2. In the new WPI series, became effective from 1 April 2000.

    3. The weight for electricity has increased in the new WPI series.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 1 and 2

  9. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Acts of Colonial Government of India) List-II (Provisions)
    1. Charter Act, 1813

    2. Regulating Act

    3. Act of 1858

    4. Pitts India Act

    1. Set up a Board Of Control in Britain to fully regulate the East India Companys Affairs in India

    2. Companys Trade monopoly in India was ended

    3. The power to govern was transferred from the East India Company to the British Crown

    4. The Companys directors were asked to present to the British government all correspondence and documents pertaining to the administration of the company

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
  10. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Mangrove) List-II (State)
    1. Achra Ratnagiri

    2. Coondapur

    3. Pichavaram

    4. Vembanad

    1. Karnataka

    2. Kerala

    3. Andhra Pradesh

    4. Maharashtra

    5. Tamil Nadu

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 1
      • 5
      • 4
      • 4
      • 5
      • 3
      • 2
      • 2
      • 5
      • 3
      • 4
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
  11. Which one of the following Acts of British India strengthened the Viceroys authority over his executive council by substituting portfolio or departmental system for corporate functioning?

    1. Indian Council Act, 1861

    2. Government of India Act, 1858

    3. Indian Council Act, 1892

    4. Indian Council Act, 1909

  12. The age of a man is three times the sum of the ages of his two sons. Five years hence, his age will be doubled of the sum of the ages of his sons. The fathers present age is

    1. 40 years

    2. 45 years

    3. 50 years

    4. 55 years

  13. The length of the longest pole that can be placed in a room 12m long and 9m wide and 8m high is

    1. 12 m

    2. 14 m

    3. 17 m

    4. 21 m

  14. With reference to the human body, consider the following statements:

    1. The production of somatotropin goes up when a person exercises.

    2. Mens testes produce progesterone.

    3. Womens adrenal glands secrete testosterone.

    4. Stress causes the adrenals to release very less amount of cortisol than usual.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  15. In the year 2001, the Prime Minister announced a five-year excise duty holiday for industries in

    1. cyclone prone coastal Andhra Pradesh

    2. border states of North-East

    3. earthquake ravaged Kutch district

    4. recently formed states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand