IFS-2004: General Knowledge

Paper-I

Section I

  1. Answer any three of the following (About 150 words each)

    1. Discuss the impact of genetic engineering in molecular biology (20).

    2. Illustrate with examples the different types of biomass (20).

    3. Discuss the measures adopted in controlling diseases in plants (20).

    4. Explain the concept ‘Continental Drift’ Give supporting evidences (20).

    5. What is LASER? What are the applications (20)?

  2. Answer any one of the following: (About 150 words each)

    1. Examine the characteristics of ‘Good Governance.’ (20)

    2. ‘Federal in structure, the Indian Constitution is unitary in spirit.’ Elucidate the statement

    account for its unitary features (20).

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

    1. Why do we need Legal Aid as a part of our judicial system? What initiatives have so far been taken to provide legal aid (20)?

    2. Identify ailments in the election system in India and suggest remedial measures (20).

    3. How is the Independence of Judiciary protected in the Constitution of India (20)?

Section II

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

    1. Examine the significance of the Earth Day.

    2. Explain the significance of the World Environment Day.

    3. What are the characteristics of rainfall in India?

    4. What is climax vegetation?

    5. Distinguish Scope form Detergents?

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

    1. Explain chemical weathering?

    2. Why does rain come in drops?

    3. What is ‘Trisomy’

    4. What are ‘Mango-Showers’

    5. Explain Anticyclone?

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

    1. Describe the importance of Nalanda as a centre of learning in ancient India.

    2. What do you known about the Ramakrishna Mission?

    3. What are the different types of Motions in Parliament?

    4. Write a brief note on the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India?

    5. What is Constitutional Crisis?

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

    1. Discuss the role of the Indian National Army.

    2. Examine the need for Fast-tracks Courts.

    3. How is the President of India elected?

    4. Write a note on Cripps Mission?

    5. What is ‘Holography’ What are its applications?

Section III

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

    1. National Geo-Physical Institute

    2. Thirumalai Naicker Palace.

    3. Armed Forces Medical College

    4. Bhimbetka

    5. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Institute of Administration

    6. School of Artillery

    7. National Mineral Development Corporation

    8. Brihadeshware Temple

    9. Tadoba National Park

    10. Pasteur Institute.

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

    1. APPLE

    2. AWACS

    3. TRYSEM

    4. GAP

    5. ESMA

    6. CHOGM

    7. SALT

    8. ZPG

    9. SARS

    10. CAG

  3. What are the following (answer in 1 word or 1 sentence each) (10 × 1 = 10 marks)?

    1. Pogonology

    2. Hajar el Aswad

    3. Stockholm Syndrome

    4. Duma

    5. Track II Diplomacy

    6. Tantalum

    7. Vidya Vahani

    8. Escape Velocity

    9. Monecious Plant

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

    1. Ian Wilmut

    2. Saint Thyagaraja

    3. Leonardo de Vinci

    4. Suu Kyi Aung San

    5. Lord William Bentinck

    6. Michael Schumacher

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

    1. Laxmi Mittal

    2. Jayatn Narlikar

    3. B. N. Kirpal

    4. Virender Sehwag

    5. Norah Jones

    6. J K Rowling

    7. Shirin Ebadi

    8. Ajay Devgan

    9. Soundarya

    10. Michael Grade

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

    1. Scrum

    2. Dribbling

    3. Epee

    4. Bull's Eye

    5. Lob

    6. Third Umpire

    7. Fairway

    8. Scissor

    9. Regatta

    10. Clean and Jerk.