IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1996 (Part 2 of 10)

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    • Assertion (A): An important policy instrument of economic liberalization is reduction in import duties on capital goods.
    • Reason (R): Reduction in import duties would help the local entrepreneurs to improve technology to face the global markets. In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
    1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

    2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A.

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  1. When a mirror is rotated by an angle 0, the reflected ray will rotate by

    1. ½

    2. 1

    3. 2

  2. Which one of the following is not a part of early Jaina literature?

    1. Therigatha

    2. Acarangasutra

    3. Sutrakritanga

    4. Brihatkalpasutra

  3. The nutritional deficiency condition that needs to be given top priority for remedial action in India today is

    1. Scurvy

    2. Rickets

    3. Xerophthalmia

    4. Pellagra

  4. The Sarabandi (no tax) campaign of 1922 was led by

    1. Bhagat Singh

    2. Chittaranjan Das

    3. Rajaguru

    4. Vallabhbhai Patel

  5. One of the important goals of the economic liberalization policy is to achieve full convertibility of the Indian rupee. This is being advocated because

    1. Convertibility of the rupee will stabilize its exchange value against major currencies of the world.

    2. it will attract more foreign capital inflow in India.

    3. it will help promote exports

    4. it will help India secure loans from the world financial markets a attractive terms.

  6. Six roads lead to a Country. They may be indicated by letter X, Y, Z, and digits 1, 2, 3, When there is storm, Y is blocked. When there are floods X, 1 and 2 will be affected. When road 1 is blocked, Z also is blocked. At a time when there, are floods and a storm also blows, which roads (s) can be used?

    1. Z and 2

    2. Only Z

    3. Only 3

    4. Only Y

  7. Which the following were common to both Buddhism and Jainism?

    1. Avoidance of extremities of penance and enjoyment

    2. Indifference to the authority of the Vedas

    3. Denial of efficacy of rituals

    4. Non-injury to animal life

    Select the answer using the codes given below:

    1. 1, 2, 3, and 4

    2. 2, 3, and 4

    3. 1, 3, and 4

    4. 1 and 2

  8. Which one of the following layers of the atmosphere is responsible for the deflection of radio waves?

    1. Troposphere

    2. Stratosphere

    3. Mesosphere

    4. Ionosphere

  9. The emerging trading blocs in the world, such as NAFTA, ASEAN and the like, are expected to

    1. act as constrictions in free trade across the world.

    2. promote free trade on the lines laid down by the WTO.

    3. permit transfer of technology between member countries

    4. promote trade in agricultural commodities between countries of the

    North and South

  10. A truck, a car and a motor cycle have equal kinetic energies. If equal, stopping forces are applied and they stop after traveling a distance of X, Y and Z respectively, then

    1. X > Y > Z

    2. X < Y < Z

    3. X = YZ

    4. X = 4Y = 8Z

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

    1. Governor General of Presidency of Fort william in Bengal (Under Regulating Act, 1773)

    2. Governor-General of India (Under Charter Act, 1833)

    3. Governor-General and Viceroy of India (Under Indian Councils Act, 1858)

    4. Governor-General and Crown Representative (Under Government of India Act, 1935)

    1. Archibald Percival Wavell, Viscount and Earl Wavell

    2. James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, Earl and marques of Dalhousie

    3. Charles Cornwallis 2nd Earl and first Marques of Cornwallis

    4. Gibert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmond, Earl of Minto

    5. Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatle of Burma.

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
  12. Which one of the following regions of India is now regarded as an ecological hot spot?

    1. Western Himalayas

    2. Eastern Himalayas

    3. Western gnats

    4. Eastern gnats

  13. Which of the following were the aims behind the setting up of the World Trade Organization (WTO)?

    1. Promotion of free trade and resource flows across countries.

    2. Protection of intellectual property rights.

    3. Managing balanced trade between different countries.

    4. Promotion of trade between the former

    East Bloc countries and the western world.

    Select the correct answer by using the codes given below


    1. 1, 2, 3, and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 4

  14. A liquid is flowing in a streamlined manner through a cylindrical pipe. Along a section containing the axis of the pipe, the flow profile will be

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