IFS-2006: General Knowledge

Paper-I

Section I

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

    1. Biodiversity enriches life. Discuss (20).

    2. Illustrate the procedure of self-grown bladders transplant. What are the merits of such organic growth (20)?

    3. What is relative humidity? Explain (20).

    4. What is e-Waste? Explain (20).

    5. Explain plate tectonics (20).

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

    1. Discuss the current position of President's rule under Article 356 of the Constitution of India. AND President's Rule Under Article 356 (20).

    2. State the essential features of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 (20).

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

    1. What are the main provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (20)?

    2. State the implications of 73rd Amendment Act empowering the Panchayat Raj institutions in India (20).

    3. What are the functions of Minorities Commission (20)?

Section II

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

    1. What are earth movements? Explain.

    2. What is acid roc?

    3. Distinguish between Weather and Climate.

    4. Explain avalanche and avalanche wind?

    5. Define mountain range, mountain system and mountain chain.

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

    1. Write a note on barrier reef.

    2. What is lumbering?

    3. Explain the importance of monsoon rains of Indian economy.

    4. Distinguish between Bhabar and Tarai.

    5. What is the significance of ‘FINSAS’

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

    1. Colonial Historiography has led to communalism in India. Discuss.

    2. Define Manasabdari system.

    3. Explain the features of Nehru Report, 1928.

    4. What is Home Rule Movement?

    5. State regions for the growth of Extremism during the second phase of India's Freedom

    Struggle.

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

    1. Explain Sufism.

    2. Was Mughal State a centralized bureaucracy? Discuss.

    3. Discuss the nature of medieval Indian peasantry.

    4. Brief write the major points of Civil Disobedience Movement.

    5. What is Fourth Generation Warfare?

Section III

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

    1. Barapani Lake

    2. Rock Garden

    3. Victoria Peak

    4. Ramanashram

    5. NIMHANS

    6. Spice Board

    7. Kalashetra

    8. Bryant Park

    9. Heathrow Airport

    10. Hieun-Tsang Memorial Hall

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

    1. ITER

    2. MNP

    3. ICRISAT

    4. LERMS

    5. MASER

    6. NICE

    7. ADAM

    8. GIS

    9. FSI

    10. WMO

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

    1. Symbiosis

    2. Psychokinesis

    3. Petrology

    4. Allotropy

    5. Eugenics

    6. Progeria

    7. Semiotics

    8. Avahan

    9. Great Rift Valley

    10. Certiorari

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

    1. Ayyappa Panicker

    2. Reese Witherspoon

    3. Angela Merkel

    4. Sundarlal Bahuguna

    5. Dr. Mohmmed Rela

    6. Jayadevan System

    7. Dr. Edward Bach

    8. Schengan Visa

    9. Sully Prodhomme

    10. Bharathi Gupta

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

    1. Naomi Campbell

    2. Raj Babber

    3. INS Prahar

    4. Rafael Nadal

    5. Jawad-al-Malike

    6. Sanat Fonseka

    7. My Lord

    8. WL-16 R III

    9. Tibetan sand fox

    10. Balbir Singh (Sr).

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

    1. Half Nelson

    2. Circle

    3. Niblic

    4. Scoop

    5. Wtone Walling

    6. Vulnerable

    7. Jigger

    8. Pitcher

    9. Drop

    10. Tobogganing.