IFS-2005: General Knowledge

Paper-I

Section I

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

    1. What is genetic disorder? Illustrate with a few examples (20).

    2. Discuss certain unique properties of water (20).

    3. What are DNA chips? What are their applications (20)?

    4. What are nanomaterials? Discuss their applications (20).

    5. Discuss the process of heating and cooling of atmosphere (20).

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

    1. Enumerate the recommendations of the Constitution Review Commission (20).

    2. What is E-Governance? Explain (20).

  3. Answer any two of the following: (About 150 words each)

    1. What are the Directive Principles of State Policy (20)?

    2. Discuss the role of National Human Rights Commission in India (20)?

    3. Evaluate India as a Secular State (20).

Section II

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

    1. Distinguish between Troposphere and Stratosphere.

    2. What are tides? State their importances.

    3. What are Metamorphic Rocks? State their economic uses.

    4. What is an atoll?

    5. What is insulin?

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

    1. Vegetation is the index of climate. Explain.

    2. Why do the herbivores and the carnivores co-exist in the forest ecosystem?

    3. Distinguish between lunar eclipse and solar eclipse.

    4. What are ocean currents? State the uses of ocean currents.

    5. What are the major characteristics of the troposphere?

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

    1. Give an account of the Tamil as classical language.

    2. Discuss the constitutional reforms of the Lucknow Pact 1916.

    3. What is Contingency Fund of India?

    4. What is Write Quo Warranto?

    5. What is Writ Habeas Corpus?

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

    1. Evaluate the role of Swaraj Party in the freedom struggle.

    2. What is Lok Adalat?

    3. What is Vote on Account?

    4. Examine the political significance of the Poona Pact.

Section III

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

    1. International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics.

    2. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

    3. Tata Iron & Steel Company.

    4. Mettur Dam.

    5. Housing & Urban Development Corporation.

    6. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute.

    7. Birth Place of Adi Shankaracharya.

    8. SAARC Secretariat.

    9. International Court of Justice.

    10. Un Centre for Human Settlements.

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

    1. NABARD

    2. CTBT

    3. IPR

    4. DWCRA

    5. SHGs

    6. UNMVIC

    7. CEDAW

    8. SEBI

    9. IQ

    10. SGPC

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

    1. Hard disc

    2. Theosophical Society

    3. Din-e-illahi

    4. Panchsheel

    5. Non Aligned Movement

    6. Kesari

    7. Young India

    8. Public Account Committee

    9. Lokayukta

    10. Mukti Bahini.

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

    1. Sri Particle Geddis

    2. Henry Vivian Derojio

    3. Fazal Ali

    4. Harilal Kania

    5. Enrice fermi

    6. Sam Pitroda

    7. Harlem Gro Brundtland

    8. Samay Ram

    9. APJ Abdul Kalam

    10. Albert Einstein.

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

    1. Aamir Raza Hussain

    2. Karunakaran

    3. Sayyed Sibte Razi

    4. Kofi Annan

    5. James Tony

    6. Anil Ambani

    7. Benedict XVI

    8. S N Phukan

    9. Ms. Girja Vyas

    10. Sathak Behrunia

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

    1. Dog-leg

    2. Scissors

    3. Fosbury Flop

    4. Bonk

    5. Travelling

    6. Catch a Crab

    7. Moneky Climb

    8. Nutmeg

    9. Backalley

    10. Chicane