IFS-2000: General Knowledge

Paper-I

Section I

  1. Answer any three of the following (About 150 words each) (3 × 20 = 60 marks)

    1. Describe the functions of Internet 2?

    2. What are Landmines? flow many types of Landmines are there?

    3. Discuss the causes and effects of Malaria.

    4. Give a short description of Indian Climatic Research Programme.

    5. What is Hepatitis-B?

  2. Answer any one of the following: (About 150 words each) (1 × 20 = 20 marks)

    1. Describe the significance of ‘Rainbow Warrior’ and its tour to India.

    2. Comment upon the recommendations of the Subrahmanyam Committee on the Kargil

    conflict with Pakistan.

  3. Answer any two of the following: (About 150 words each) (2 × 20 = 40 marks)

    1. Do you advocate Presidential Form of Government for India? Give reasons.

    2. Discuss the arguments against women reservation in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies.

    3. What is India's case on the Kashmir dispute?

Section II

  1. Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each): (3 × 10 = 30 marks)

    1. Explain:

      1. Why is sea-water saline?

      2. Why petrol fire cannot be put out with water?

    2. Comment upon the Sankhya Vahini Project.

    3. What is Light Year?

    4. Explain Optical Fibres and their utility.

  2. Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 × 10 = 30 marks)

    1. What is Aurora Palaris?

    2. What is Rh Factor?

    3. What are Biomes?

    4. What was Cro-Magnon?

    5. What is Dry Ice?

  3. Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 × 10 = 30 marks)

    1. What are the provisions of the Constitution of India regarding Indian Citizenship?

    2. State the Fundamental Duties laid down in the Constitution of India.

    3. Write a note on the structure of the Council of Ministers of India.

    4. Write a short note on the functions of the Committee on Public Undertakings of the Indian Parliament.

    5. Write a short notes on the office of the Controller and Auditor-General of India.

  4. Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 × 10 = 30 marks)

    1. What were the impacts on India as a result of its Central Asia contacts?

    2. Comment upon the current political turmoil in Fiji.

    3. What is the contribution of Raja Ram Mohun Roy?

    4. What are Mangroves? Where are these found in India?

    5. Analyse the steps taken by the Government to combat the problem of Malnutrition.

Section III

  1. Mention the place (City and State) where the following are located: (10 × 1 = 10 marks)

    1. Dhuvaram Power Station

    2. Hindustan Antibiotic Plant

    3. Hindustan Insecticides Limited

    4. Pakkri Sanctuary

    5. Pench National Park

    6. Shikari Devi Sanctuary

    7. Kewal Sanctuary

    8. Hirakund Dam

    9. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary

    10. Central Rice Research Institute.

  2. What do the following abbreviations stand for (10 × 1 = 10 marks)?

    1. APEC

    2. IAEA

    3. COFEPOSA

    4. CIEFL

    5. DTP

    6. FERA

    7. SPCA

    8. SITE

    9. NAEP

    10. NDMC

  3. What are the following: (Answer in one world or one sentence each) (10 × 1 = 10 marks)

    1. Optics

    2. Rectifier

    3. Benthos

    4. Carnivore

    5. Obesity

    6. Brass

    7. Bronze

    8. Dehydration

    9. Hard Water

    10. Dutch Oil

  4. What are the following famous for (Answer in one word or one sentence each)? (10 × 1 = 10 marks)

    1. Rahul Bajaj

    2. Cleopatra (69 BC-30 BC)

    3. Confucious

    4. Nandlal Bose

    5. Lara Dutta

    6. Amartya Sen

    7. Bill Gates

    8. Justice Venkatachalia

    9. Barbara Cartland

    10. Arundhati Roy

  5. Why have the following been in the news recently (10 × 1 = 10 marks)?

    1. Hrithik Roshan

    2. Rajesh Kalra

    3. Brajakishore Tripathi

    4. Jhumpa Lahiri

    5. Ghanikhan Choudhuri

    6. Majrooh Sultanpuri

    7. Uma Bharati

    8. George Speight

    9. I. S. Bindra

    10. Kalyan Singh

  6. With which game/sport the following terms are associated (10 × 1 = 10 marks)?

    1. Silly Point

    2. Dribble

    3. Steeple Chase

    4. Half Volley

    5. Half Nelson

    6. Scoop

    7. Punter

    8. Bunker

    9. Battery

    10. Pinch