IFS-2007: General Knowledge

Paper-I

Section I

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

    1. Explain the importance of Tropical Rainforests (20).

    2. Describe Kinetic Energy and its relation with Potential energy, with illustrations (20).

    3. Environmental Movements (20).

    4. Why was Pluto declared a Dwarf Planet? Explain (20).

    5. What is Radioactive Pollution (20)?

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

    1. e-governance is the other name for good governance. Elucidate (20).

    2. Discuss the supremacy of the Prime Minister under Indian political system (20).

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

    1. Examine the philosophy of the Indian Constitution as embodies in the Preamble (20).

    2. Article 32 is the soul of the Indian Constitution. Explicate (20).

    3. Account for the emergence of coalition politics in India and assess its impact on Indian

    polity (20).

Section II

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

    1. Write a note on Global Warming.

    2. Describe the functions of cellulose in plants.

    3. Describe the Tundra Region.

    4. What is International Date Line?

    5. Explain the concept of Heat Balance.

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

    1. Why do Tsunamis occur and have devastating effects?

    2. Explain why Winter rainfall is South-Eastern States of India is heavy?

    3. Write a note on Air Masses.

    4. Describe the difference between Gulf and Bay.

    5. What is Ohm's Law?

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

    1. Write a note on the Religious beliefs in the Indus Valley.

    2. Discuss Alexander's Invasion of India and its impact.

    3. Describe the progress of Science and astronomy under the Imperial Guptas.

    4. Explain the Bhakti Movement.

    5. Examine the paintings and art under the Mughals.

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

    1. Write a note on the travellers to India in the Post-Sultanate period.

    2. What was Doctrine of Lapse?

    3. What do you known about the Young Bengal Movement?

    4. Examine critically the provisions of the ‘August Offer’

    5. Discuss the Constitutional proposals of the Cabinet Mission Plan.

Section III

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

    1. Golden Beach

    2. National Police Academy

    3. Akshardham Temple

    4. Nandigram

    5. Saddle Peak

    6. Bahai Temple

    7. Susuai Hills

    8. National Institute of Visually

    9. Ambi Valley

    10. Chandipur

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

    1. NATO

    2. START

    3. NAAC

    4. OECD

    5. FICCI

    6. CMIE

    7. UNCED

    8. IFAD

    9. ASEAN

    10. TRAI

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

    1. Volvo

    2. Dengue Fever

    3. Knesset

    4. Equinox

    5. Pennines

    6. Star War Programme

    7. Tarn

    8. Kalahari

    9. Dilli Haat

    10. URL

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

    1. T N Seshan

    2. Sam Pitroda

    3. Jean Piaget

    4. Panipat

    5. Bhedaghat

    6. Noam Chomsky

    7. Taslima Nasreen

    8. K. P. S. Gill

    9. Gangubai Hangal

    10. Sucheta Kripalani

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

    1. Mayawati

    2. Bob Woolmer

    3. Maniyappan Raman Kutty

    4. Budhia

    5. Swami Ramdeo

    6. Ban ki Moon

    7. Kiran Desai

    8. Gordan Brown

    9. Brinda Karat

    10. Shashi Tharoor

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

    1. Bird

    2. Blocking

    3. Jigger

    4. Hook

    5. Rook

    6. Banana

    7. Dead Ball

    8. Bogey

    9. Bully

    10. Scouting