IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1993 (Part 9 of 10)

  1. Among the four house types shown below, which one represents

    1. N/A

    2. N/A

    3. N/A

    4. N/A the house type of the Pygmies?

  2. Which one of the following types of borrowings from the IMF has the softest servicing conditions?

    1. Second trance loan

    2. SAF

    3. ESAF

    4. Oil facility

  3. The Buddhist sect Mahayana formally came into existence during the reign of

    1. Ajatashatru

    2. Ashoka

    3. Dharmapala

    4. Kanishka

  4. Which one of the diagrams given below represents most closely

    1. N/A

    2. N/A

    3. N/A

    4. N/A the path of geostationary satellite in space?

  5. The book The Man who knew Infinity by Robert Kanigel published in 1991 and extensively reviewed in newspapers in India is the biography of

    1. Vikram Sarabhai

    2. Homi Bhabha

    3. Sir C V Raman

    4. Srinivasa-Ramanujan

  6. Which one of the Following is correctly matched?

      • Lebanon
      • For supervising a 1992 accord
      • El Saivadot
      • To deliver humanitarian aid
      • Mozambique
      • To supervise a referendum
      • Cypurs
      • To maintain peace between the two dominant ethnic groups in the country
  7. In India the Public Sector is most dominant in

    1. steel production

    2. organized term-lending financial institutions

    3. transport

    4. commercial banking

  8. The last in the succession of Jaina Tirthankaras was

    1. Parsvanatha

    2. Rishabha

    3. Mahavira

    4. Manisubrata

  9. Consider the figures of a metal ball and a metal ring given below: The metal ball can just pass through the hole of a metal ring formed out of a strip. When the ball is healed it gets stuck. But when the metal ring is heated

    1. the ball can still pass through it because the ring diameter expands on heating

    2. the ball gets stuck because the diameter of the hole decreases on expansion

    3. the ball will still pass through because the hole diameter does not change

    4. the ball will pass through because there is no change in the ring

  10. The abolition of the I. A. S. The I. P. S. Has been recommended by the

    1. Dhebar Commission

    2. Kalekar Commission

    3. Kher Commission

    4. Rajamannar Commission

  11. Which one of the following is the best strategy for environment-friendly, sustainable development in Indian agriculture?

    1. Expansion of cultivable land, increased use of super phosphate, urea and effective biocides

    2. Wider popularization of high-yielding crop varieties, better aiid more frequent irrigation and increased frequency of aerial spra of inorganic fertilizers and pesticides

    3. Mixed cropping, organic manures, nitrogen-fixing plants and pest. Resistant crop varieties

    4. Improved farm implements and machinery, use of potent insecticides to minimize post-harvest grain losses and monoculture cropping practices

  12. Consider the map given below The mean annual rainfall in the shaded parts of India varies from:

    1. 100 to 150 cm

    2. 150 to 200 cm

    3. 200 to 250 cm

    4. 250 to 300 cm

  13. As on today, which one of the following countries has the largest external debt?

    1. India

    2. Brazil

    3. USA

    4. Mexico

  14. The earliest rock-cut caves in western India arc those at

    1. Nasik, Ellora and Ajanta

    2. Junnar, Kalydn and Pitalkhora

    3. Ajanta, Bhaja and Kondanc

    4. Bhaja, Pitalkhora and Kondane

  15. Consider a specific point on the surface of the earth (say, the city of Delhi). The temperature at a given time of day (say, 12.00 noon) will in general be higher in summer than in winter. This is because V

    1. the earth is closer to the sun in summer than in winter.

    2. sun-rays fall on the earth are inclined more towards the surface of the earth in winter

    3. evaporation of water from atmospheric precipitation occurring in winter alone

    4. the axis of the earth is inclined more towards the sun in winter

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