IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1995 (Part 4 of 10)

  1. In the map given four areas are differently shaded, three of which indicate cereal crops production areas and one indicates non-cereal crop production area. As per the index given, the non cereal crop production area is

    1. 1

    2. 2

    3. 3

    4. 4

  2. In the interim government formed in 1946, the Vice-President of the Executive Council was

    1. Jawaharlal Nehru

    2. Dr. S Radhakrishnan

    3. C Rajagopalachari

    4. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

  3. Which of the following are among the non-plan expenditures of the Government of India?

    1. Defense expenditure

    2. Subsidies

    3. All expenditures liked with the previous plan periods

    4. Interest payment

      1. 1 and 2

      2. 1 and 3

      3. 2 and 4

      4. l, 2, 3 and 4

  4. Monoculture of commercially viable trees is destroying the unique natural profile of Thoughtless exploitation of timber, deforesting vast tracts for palm cultivation, destruct of mangroves illegal logging by tribals and poaching m1v compounds the problem. Fresh water pockets are fast drying up due to deforestation and destruction of man groves. The place referred to this quotation is

    1. Sunderbans

    2. Kerala coast

    3. Orissa coast

    4. Andaman and Nicobar island

  5. The value of (a-m) (b-m) ____ (y-m) (z-m) is

    1. m26 + am25 + abm24 +. + a. b. c. z

    2. m26-am25 + abm24 + a. b. c …z

    3. Indeterminate

  6. The Mughal school of painting formed the spinal column of the various schools of Indian miniature art. Which one of the following painting styles was not affected by Mughal painting?

    1. Pahari

    2. Rjasthani

    3. Kangra

    4. Kalighata

  7. Who among the following were famous jurists of medieval India?

    1. Vijnanesvara

    2. Hemadri

    3. Rajasekhara

    4. Jimutavahana

    Codes:

    1. l, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 4

  8. Most of the desert plants bloom during night time because

    1. their blooming is controlled by low temperature

    2. they are sensitive to the phases of moon

    3. the desert insects eat away flowers during day time.

    4. the desert insects are active during night time

  9. Which of the following pairs are correct?

    1. Increase in foreign exchange reserves Monetary expansion

    2. Low import growth rate in India Recession in Indian industry

    3. Euro-issues Shares held by Indian companies in European countries

    4. Portfolio investment.

    Foreign institutional in vectors

    Codes:

    1. 1, 2 and 4

    2. 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. l, 2, 3 and 4

  10. Article 156 of the Constitution of India provides that a Governor shall hold office for a term of live years from the date on which he enters upon his office. Which of the following can be deduced from this?

    1. No Governor can be removed from office till the completion of his term.

    2. No Governor can continue in office beyond a period of five years.

      1. 1 only

      2. 2 only

      3. Both 1 and 2

      4. Neither

  11. A rectangular sump of dimension 6m × 5m x 4m is to be guilt by using bricks to make the outer dimension 6.2m × 5.2m × 4.2m. Approximately how many bricks of size 20cm x 10 cm x 5 cm are required to build the sump for storing water?

    1. 1500

    2. 3000

    3. 15000

    4. 30000

  12. Who among the following anticipated Newton by declaring that all things gravitate to the earth?

    1. Atyabhata

    2. Varahamthira

    3. Buddhagupta

    4. Brahmagupta

  13. Coffee cultivation in Sri Lanka was abandoned because of the disease

    1. leaf blight

    2. leaf spot

    3. leaf rust

    4. rot

  14. What is the annual rate aimed at an in the Eighth Five Year Plan

    1. 5.6%

    2. 6%

    3. 6.5%

    4. 7%

  15. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion etc (Article 15 of the Constitution of India). is a Fundamental Right classifiable under

    1. the Right to Freedom of Religion

    2. the Right against Exploitation

    3. the Cultural and Educational Rights

    4. the Right to Equality