IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 1996 (Part 4 of 10)

  1. Match List I (Ores) with List II (States where they are mined) and select the correct answer.

    List-I List-II
    1. Manganese

    2. Nickel

    3. Lead-zinc

    4. Asbestos

    1. Madhya Pradesh

    2. Orissa

    3. Rajasthan

    4. Andhra Pradesh

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
  2. Which one of the following sculptures invariably used green schist as the medium?

    1. Maurya sculptures

    2. Mathura sculptures

    3. Bharhut sculptures

    4. Gandhara sculptures

  3. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

      • Idukki
      • Thermal power station
      • Sabangiri
      • Hydroelectric project
      • Ghatprabha
      • Irrigation project
      • Ramganga
      • Multipurpose project

    Which is correct

    1. 2, 3 and 4

    2. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    3. 3 and 4

    4. 1 and 2

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

    List-I List-II
    1. Vitamin

    2. Enzyme

    3. Hormone

    4. Protein

    1. Pepsin

    2. Carotene

    3. Keratin

    4. Progesterone

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
  5. According to the Constitution of India the term district judge shall not include

    1. chief presidency magistrate

    2. sessions judge

    3. tribunal judge

    4. chief judge of a small cause court

  6. The Eighth Five year Plan is different from the earlier ones. The critical difference lies in the fact that

    1. it has a considerably larger outlay compared to the earlier plans

    2. it has a major thrust on agricultural and rural development

    3. considerable emphasis is placed on infrastructure growth

    4. industrial licensing has been abolished

  7. Assertion (A) Transformer is useful for stepping up or stepping down voltages. Reason (R): Transformer is a device used in D C circuits. 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 Rare true bit R is not a correct explanation of A

    3. A is true but R is false

    4. A is false but R is true

  8. Which one of the following Venn diagrams correctly illustrates the relationship among the classes: Carrot, Food; Vegetable?

  9. The sufi saint who maintained that devotional music was one way of coming close to God was

    1. Mum-ud-din Chishti

    2. Baba Farid

    3. Saiyid Muhammad Gesudaraz

    4. Shah Alam Bukhari

  10. Which one of the following sets of conditions is necessary for a good cultivation of wheat?

    1. Moderate temperature and moderate rainfall

    2. High temperature and heavy rainfall

    3. High temperature and moderate rainfall

    4. Low temperature and low rainfall

  11. Physico-chemical characteristics of water in water sources undergo changes due to

    1. aquatic macrophytes

    2. aquatic fungi

    3. effluents

    4. evapotranspiration

  12. Which one of the following is part of the electoral college for the election of the President of India but does not form part of the forum for his impeachment?

    1. Lok Sabha

    2. Rajya Sabha

    3. State Legislative Councils

    4. State Legislative Assemblies

  13. What is the system of governance in the Panchayati Raj set up?

    1. Single tier structure of local self government at the village level

    2. Two tier system of local self government at the village and block levels

    3. Three tier structure of local self government at the village, block and district levels

    4. Four tier system of local self government at the village, block, district and state levels

  14. The alpha particle carries two positive charges. Its mass is very nearly equal to that of

    1. two protons

    2. an atom of helium

    3. sum of masses of two positrons and two neutrons

    4. two positrons as each positron carries a single positive charge

  15. When the frequency distribution is normal

    1. median, mode and mean are all different from one another

    2. mean, mode and median are identical

    3. mean is greater than mode

    4. mean is greater than median