IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1994 (Part 8 of 10)

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  1. The principal reason why national economic planning is still being pursued inspite of embracing a market economy since 1991 is that

    1. it is a constitutional requirement

    2. the vast quantity of capital already deployed in the public sector needs to be nurtured

    3. Five Yeas Plans can continue to provide a long-term perspective to the economy in market-friendly fashions

    4. the market economy is mainly confined to industry and commerce, and central planning in agriculture is necessary

  2. The ideal climatic conditions for the cultivation of rice are

    1. rainfall above 100 cm, temperature above 25° C

    2. cool and moist climate for the entire crop period

    3. rainfall below 100 cm, temperature below 25° C

    4. warm and dry climate during the entire crop period

  3. The oldest monarchy in the world is that of

    1. UK

    2. Nepal

    3. Saudi Arabia

    4. Japan

  4. The time taken. By the sun to revolve around the centre of our galaxy is

    1. 25 million years

    2. 100 million years

    3. 250 million years

    4. 500 million years

  5. Water is a good solvent of ionic salts because

    1. it has a high boiling point

    2. it has a high dipole moment

    3. it has a high specific heat

    4. it has no colour

  6. The first to start a joint stock company to trade with were the

    1. Portuguese

    2. Dutch

    3. French

    4. Danish

  7. The acceleration due to gravity of a catastrophic earthquake will be

    1. > 550 cm/sec2

    2. > 750 cm/sec2

    3. > 950 cm/scc2

    4. > 980 cm/sec2

  8. Which of the following electoral systems have been adopted for various elections in India?

    1. System of direct election on the basis of adult suffrage

    2. System of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote

    3. List system of proportional representation

    4. Cumulative system of indirect elections

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1 and 3

      3. 1, 2 and 3

      4. 2, 3 and 4

  9. Which one of the following upheavals took place in Bengal immediately after the Revolt of 1857?

    1. Sanyasi Rebellion

    2. Santal Rebellion

    3. Indigo Disturbances

    4. Pabna Disturbances

  10. Which of the following taxes is/are levied by the Union and collected and appropriated by the States?

    1. Stamp Duties

    2. Passenger and goods tax

    3. Estate Duty

    4. Taxes on Newspapers

  11. The oaves and rock-cut temples at Ellora are

    1. Buddhist

    2. Buddhist and Jam

    3. Hindu and Jam

    4. Hindu, Buddhist and Jain

  12. The first bird is believed to have appeared on the surface of the earth

    1. 300 million years ago

    2. 200 million years ago

    3. 150 million years ago

    4. 100 million years ago

  13. Which one of the following determines that the Indian Constitution is federal

    1. A written and rigid Constitution

    2. An independent Judiciary

    3. Vesting of residuary powers with the Centre

    4. Distribution of power between the

    Centre and the State

  14. The significance of the Bengal Regulation of 1793 lies in the fact that

    1. it provided for the establishment of the Supreme Court

    2. it restricted the application of English law to Englishmen only

    3. it accommodated the personal laws of Hindu and Muslims

    4. it provided for the appointment of the

    Indian Law Commission

  15. The Mansabdari System introduced by Akbar was borrowed from the system fo1lowd in

    1. Afghanistan

    2. Turkey

    3. Mongolia

    4. Persia