IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1995 (Part 9 of 10)

  1. Which of the following benefits are likely to accrue to India from the World Trade Organization?

    1. Indias share in the world trade is to go up from the present 600 million US dollars to 5 billion US dollars by 2000 AD.

    2. It will help boost exports of agricultural commodities from India.

    3. Indias share in the world trade is likely to triple by the year 2000 AD.

      1. 1, 2 and 3

      2. 1 and 2

      3. 1 and 3

      4. 2 and 3

  2. Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 hit the planet

    1. Pluto

    2. Mars

    3. Jupiter

    4. Saturn

  3. The price fluctuations of 4 scrips in a stock market in the four quarters of a year are shown in the table below. Four different in rectors had the following portfolios of investment in the four companies throughout the year:

    Portfolios

    Investor 1 10 of A, 20 of B, 30 of C and 40 of D

    Investor 2 40 of A, 10 of B, 20 of C and 30 of D

    Investor 3 30 of A, 40 of B, 10 of C and 20 of D

    Investor 4 20 of A, 30 of B, 40 of C and 10 of D

    Stock Market Performance

    I Quarter

    II Quarter

    III Quarter

    IV Quarter

    Scrip A

    Up 10%

    Down 15%

    Up 10%

    Down 10%

    Scrip B

    Up 2%

    Up 1%

    Up 2%

    Up 2%

    Scrip C

    Up 1%

    Up 1%

    Down 5%

    Down 1%

    Scrip D

    Up 20%

    Down 15%

    Up 30%

    Down 10%

    In the light of the above which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. investor 2 has made the best investment

    2. Investor I has made the best investment

    3. Investor 2 suffered a net loss during the year

    4. Investor 3 suffered a net loss during the year

  4. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

      • Battle of Bexar
      • Mir Jafar vs Clive
      • Battle of Wand wash
      • French vs East India Company
      • Battle of Chilianwala
      • Dathousie vs Marathas
      • Battle of Kharda
      • Nizam vs East

    India Company

  5. Examine the following statements:

    1. All children are Inquisitive.

    2. Some children arc inquisitive.

    3. No children are inquisitive.

    4. Some children are not inquisitive.

    Among these statements, the two statements which cannot both be true simultaneously but can both be false would be

    1. 1 and 3

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 3 and 4

  6. Arakan Yoma is the extension of the Himalayas located in

    1. Baluchistan

    2. Myanmar

    3. Nepal

    4. Kashmir

  7. The signatories to the realy banning chemical weapons include

    1. USA Russia, India, Iran and Israel

    2. Iraq, Libya, India, Russia and China

    3. Brazil, Angol North Korea, Pakistan and USA.

    4. Syria, Sri Lanka, Japan Singapore

    France

  8. What is the correct sequence of the following events?

    1. The Lucknow Pact

    2. The Introduction of Dyarchy

    3. The Rowlett Act

    4. The partition of Bengal

      1. 1, 3, 2, 4

      2. 4, 1, 3, 2

      3. 1, 2, 3, 4

      4. 4, 3, 2, 1

  9. An air bubble in water will act like a

    1. convex mirror

    2. convex lens

    3. concave mirror

    4. concave lens

  10. X and Y are two variables whose values at any time are related to each other as shown in fig (i). X is known to vary periodically with reference to time as shown in Fig (ii). Which of the following curves depicts correctly the dependence of Y on time?

    1. N/A

    2. N/A

    3. N/A

    4. N/A

  11. The national highway from Ainritsar to Calcutta via Delhi is numbered

    1. 1

    2. 2

    3. 4

    4. 8

  12. The word Adivari was used for the first time to refer to the tribal people by

    1. Mahatma Ghancihi

    2. Thakkar Bappa

    3. Jyotiba Phule

    4. B. R. Arnhedkar

  13. The concept of Anuvrata was advocated by

    1. Mahayana Buddhism

    2. Hinayana Buddhism

    3. Jainism

    4. the Lokayata school

  14. Out of a total of 120 musicians in a club, 5% can play all the three instruments, guitar, violin and flute. It so happens that the number of musicians who can play any two and only two of the above instruments is 30. The number of musicians who can play the guitar alone is 40. What is the total number of those who can play violin alone or flute alone?

    1. 45

    2. 44

    3. 38

    4. 30

  15. Which one of the following is incorrect in respect of Local Government in India?

    1. According to the Indian Constitution, local government is not an independent tier in the federal system

    2. 30% of the seats in local bodies are reserved for women

    3. Local government finances are to be provided by a Commission

    4. Elections to local bodies are to be determined, by a Commission