IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2006 (Part 3 of 10)

  1. In which state is the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development located?

    1. Tamil Nadu

    2. Karnataka

    3. Himachal Pradesh

    4. Uttranchal

  2. Who among the following is a Hindustani classical singer?

    1. Geeta Chandran

    2. Leela Samson

    3. Gangubai Hangal

    4. Swapnasundari

  3. Other than India and China, which of the following groups of countries border Myanmar?

    1. Bangladesh, Thailand and Vietnam

    2. Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia

    3. Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia

    4. Thailand, Laos and Bangladesh

  4. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? Well-known Place Country

      • Baikonour
      • Russia
      • Kourou
      • French Guiana
      • Borobudar
      • Indonesia
      • Cannes
      • France
  5. Through which one of the following groups of countries does the Equator pass?

    1. Brazil, Zambia and Malaysia

    2. Colombia, Kenya and Indonesia

    3. Brazil, Sudan and Malaysia

    4. Venezuela, Ethiopia and Indonesia

  6. From north towards South, which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given rivers in India?

    1. Shyok-Spiti-Zaskar-Satluj

    2. Shyok-Zaskar-Spiti-Satluj

    3. Zaskar-Shyok-Satluj-Spiti

    4. Zaskar-Satluj-Shyok-Spiti

  7. What is the approximate mean velocity with which the Earth moves round the Sun in its orbit?

    1. 20 km/s

    2. 30 km/s

    3. 40 km/s

    4. 50 km/s

  8. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Finding/Invention/Calculation) List-II (Ancient Indian Scholar)
    1. Time Taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun

    2. Calculation of the value of (pi)

    3. Invention of the digit zero

    4. The game of snakes and ladders

    1. Aryabhatta

    2. Bhaskaracharya

    3. Budhayana

    4. Gyandev

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
  9. Which of the following is not correctly matched? Prominent Indian Writer: Language

      • Raja Rao
      • Telugu
      • Gobind Trimbuk Deshpande
      • Marathi
      • Subramaniyam Bharati
      • Tamil
      • Tara Shankar Joshi
      • Gujarati
  10. What was the main reason for which Niger was in the news in recent times?

    1. Many deaths due to AIDS

    2. Fierce civil war

    3. Intense fighting with Algeria

    4. Famine and starvation

  11. Consider the following statements:

    1. Meningococcal Meningitis is transmitted from person to person by mosquito bites.

    2. Vomiting and neck pain are two of the symptoms of Meningococcal meningitis.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  12. Consider the following statements:

    1. In India, during the financial year 2004 − 2005 an increase of below 10% over the value of exports (in rupee terms) in the financial year 2003 − 2004 was reported.

    2. According to the WTO, Indias share in the world merchandise exports 2% in the year 2005.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  13. Which one of the following countries is not a member of the Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS)?

    1. Armenia

    2. Belarus

    3. Estonia

    4. Georgia

  14. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

    List-I (Author) List-II (Book)
    1. Amartya Sen

    2. Bimal Jalan

    3. Arundhati Roy

    4. Mani Shankar

    1. An Ordinary Persons Guide to Empire

    2. The Argumentative Indian

    3. The Future of India

    4. Confessions of a Secular Fundamental

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
  15. A watch showed a time of fourteen minutes past nine (9 hrs and 14 minutes). The positions of the hour-hand and the minute-hand of the watch are exactly interchanged. The new time shown by the watch is closes to which one of the following?

    1. Twelve minutes to three

    2. Thirteen minutes to three

    3. Fourteen minutes to three

    4. Fifteen minutes to three