IFS-2002: General Knowledge

Paper-I

Section I

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

    1. What is Gene terrorism? Explain.

    2. What is Isostasy? Explain.

    3. Describe the Acquired Diseases that affect human beings.

    4. What is the need for Rain Water Harvesting? Explain.

    5. Describe the Composition of Blood.

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

    1. How has the process of globalization affected the functioning of welfare state in India?

    2. Comment on POTA.

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

    1. What are the provisions regarding the joint sitting of the Indian Parliament?

    2. Should National Human Rights Commission be made more strong? Give reasons for your answer.

    3. Discuss the recent trends in Indo-Pak relations.

Section II

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

    1. Divide India into major physiographic regions and describe their salient features.

    2. Write a note on the Artificial Satellites and their applications.

    3. What are Jet Streams? Explain.

    4. Write a note on Mangrove Swamps of India.

    5. What is Biological Weathering? Explain.

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

    1. What are Fronts? Explain.

    2. What is Cloud Seeding?

    3. What are Tides? Describe.

    4. What is Ozone Layer? Explain its significance.

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

    1. Discuss the importance of Mauryan empire in Indian History.

    2. Examine the development of Literature during Sangam period.

    3. Discuss Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

    4. What is the Code of Conduct for MPs? Why it is essential?

    5. Comment on the Constitutional status of UPSC.

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

    1. Examine the international status of USA after Sept. 11, 2001.

    2. Discuss the role of Press in Indian Political System.

    3. Comment on the impact of Bhakti Movement on Indian society.

    4. Explain the objectives and method of the Extremists in National Movement.

    5. Critically evaluate Preamble to the Indian Constitution.

Section III

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

    1. Visvesarayya Industrial Technological Museum.

    2. Temperate Forest Research Centre.

    3. National Chemical Laboratory.

    4. Tropical Forestry Research Centre

    5. Wild Life Institute of India.

    6. West Zone Cultural Centre.

    7. G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development.

    8. National Centre for Plant Genomic Research.

    9. National Remote Sensing Agency.

    10. Meenakashi Temple.

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

    1. NIOT

    2. YWCA

    3. AIU

    4. AAI

    5. UNEP

    6. UCIL

    7. NPE

    8. PDS

    9. PIB

    10. CPCB.

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

    1. Isolation

    2. Anthology

    3. Gerontology

    4. Ombudsman

    5. Nauticle mile

    6. Perihelion

    7. Atmospheric Window

    8. Glacier

    9. Calligraphy

    10. Bora.

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

    1. Birju Maharaj

    2. Jas Raj

    3. V Shantaram

    4. Vijay Laxmi Pandit

    5. K Kamraj

    6. M G Ramchandran

    7. Har Gobind Khorana

    8. M Subbalakshmi

    9. Amir Khusro

    10. Jaidev.

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

    1. Amrinder Singh

    2. Karzai

    3. Sitara Devi

    4. Madhav Rao Scindia

    5. Venkatachallaiah

    6. Aamir Khan

    7. Jagmohan Dalmia

    8. Pankaj Dhyani

    9. Indira Goswami

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

    1. Smash

    2. Pivot

    3. Cue

    4. Weight in

    5. Slam

    6. Crease

    7. Throw in

    8. Dromy

    9. Wrap

    10. Bunker.