IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1996 (Part 10 of 10)

  1. Which one of the following is not correct about the cabinet Mission Plan?

    1. Provincial grouping

    2. Interim Cabinet of Indians

    3. Acceptance of Pakistan

    4. Constitution framing right

  2. Two important characteristics of a hypothesis are that it should be testable and that it should be stated in a manner that it can be refuted. Which one of the following hypotheses fulfills these characteristics?

    1. Intelligent persons have good memory

    2. Some birds are animals

    3. Some businessmen are dishonest

    4. All men are mortal

  3. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Abhinav Bharat Society

    2. Anushilan Samiti

    3. Ghader Party

    4. Swaraj Party

    1. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh

    2. Lala Hardayal

    3. C R Das

    4. V D Savarker

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
  4. Distance time graph in respect of a race among four persons is shown in the given figure. Consider the following statements in this regard:

    1. A stood first in the race.

    2. C led all the way.

    3. D ran faster than others in the later part of the race.

    Of these statements

    1. 1 and 3 are false and 2 is true

    2. 1 and 2 ara false and 3 is true

    3. 1 and 3 are true and 2 is false

    4. 1 is true and 2 and 3 are false

  5. Match List I with II and select the correct answer

    List-I (Period) List-II (Event)
    1. Year 1883

    2. Year 1906

    3. Year 1927

    4. Year 1932

    1. Announcement of Communal Award from Whitehall

    2. Formation of the All India State Peoples Conference

    3. Foundation of Muslim League at Dacca

    4. First session of National Conference at Calcutta

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
  6. Consider the following statements: The Non-Cooperation Movement led to the

    1. Congress becoming a mass movement for the first time.

    2. Growth of Hindu-Muslim unity.

    3. Removal of fear of the British might from the minds of the people.

    4. British governments willingness to grant political concessions to Indians.

    Of these statements

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct

    2. 2 and 3 are correct

    3. 1 and 3 are correct

    4. 3 and 4 are correct

  7. Which one of the following is an important historical novel written during the latter half of the nineteenth century?

    1. Rast Goftar

    2. Durgesh Nandini

    3. Mahratha

    4. Nibandhamala

  8. Which of the following professional (s) are more likely to run the risk of a permanent change in their cells DNA?

    1. Researchers using carbon-14 isotope

    2. X-ray technician

    3. Coal miner

    4. Dyer and painter

    Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

    1. 2 alone

    2. 1, 2 and 3

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 3, and 4

  9. If the price of a television set is increased by 25% then by what percentage should the new price be reduced to bring the price back to the original level?

    1. 15%

    2. 25%

    3. 20%

    4. 30%

  10. Who among the following suggested the winding up of the Indian National Congress after India attained independence?

    1. C Rajagopalachari

    2. Acbrya kripalani

    3. Mahatma Gandhi

    4. Jayaprakash Narain

  11. The given pie charts show the proportion of literates and illiterates in a country, in the year 1970 and l90, and also the proportion of males (M) and females (F) among the literates. Which one of the following statements can be said to be beyond any doubt?

    1. In 1970 half of the illiterates were women (females)

    2. The proportion of literate males to the total population of males remained the same over the years

    3. Male literacy did not improve over this period

    4. The ratio of female literates, to male literates improved significantly over this period

  12. A rough outline map of northern Sri Lanka is shown in the given figure Jaffna is located at the point marked

    1. A

    2. B

    3. C

    4. D

  13. Which one of the following is not an essential micronutrient for plants?

    1. Boron

    2. Zinc

    3. Sodium

    4. Copper

  14. If A = x2 − y2, B = 20 and x + y = 10, then

    1. A is greater than B

    2. B is greater than A

    3. A is equl to B

    4. it is not possible to compare A and B as the data provided is inadequate