IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2000 (Part 4 of 10)

  1. A black hole is a body in space which does not allow any radiation to come out. This property is due to its

    1. very small size

    2. very large size

    3. very high density

    4. very low density

  2. The first Indian state to have its Human Development Report prepared and released by Amartya Kumar Sen in Delhi is

    1. West Bengal

    2. Kerala

    3. Madhya Pradesh

    4. Andhra Pradesh

  3. In an examination, every candidate took physics or mathematics or both 65.8% took physics and 59.2% took mathematics. The total number of candidates was 2000. How many candidates took both physics and mathematics?

    1. 750

    2. 500

    3. 250

    4. 125

  4. Consider the following statements about the megacities of India:

    1. Population of each megacity is more than 5 million.

    2. All the megacities are importance sea ports.

    3. Megacities are either national or state capitals.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1 and 3

  5. The memory of a computer is commonly expressed in terms of kilobytes or Megabyes. A byte is made up of

    1. eight binary digits

    2. eight decimal digits

    3. two binary digits

    4. two decimal digits

  6. The Parliament can make any law for the whole or any part of India for implementing International treaties

    1. with the consent of all the States

    2. with the consent of the majority of States

    3. with the consent of the States concerned

    4. without the consent of any State

  7. A bag contains 20 balls. 8 balls are green, 7 are white and 5 are red. What is the minimum number of balls that must be picked up from the bag blind-folded (without replacing any of them) to be assured of picking atleast one ball of each colour?

    1. 4

    2. 7

    3. 11

    4. 16

  8. In an open economy, the national income (Y) of the economy is: (C, I, G, X, M stand for Consumption, Investment, Govt. Expenditure, total exports and total imports respectively)

    1. Y = C + I + G + X

    2. Y = C + I + G-X + M

    3. Y = C + I + G + (X-M)

    4. Y = C + I-G + X-M

  9. Which one of the following is NOT a feature of the Government of India Act of 1935?

    1. Diarchy at the Centre as well as in the provinces

    2. A bicameral legislature

    3. Provincial autonomy

    4. An All-India Federation

  10. The correct sequence in decreasing order of the four sugarcane producing States in India is

    1. Maharashtra, UP, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

    2. UP, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

    3. Maharashtra, U. P, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu

    4. UP, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu

  11. Which one of the following statements about a Money Bill is not correct?

    1. A Money Bill can be tabled in either House of Parliament

    2. The Speaker of Lok Sabha is the final authority to decide whether a Bill is a Money Bill or not

    3. The Rajya Sabha must return a Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha and send it for consideration within 14 days

    4. The President cannot return a Money

    Bill to the Lok Sabha for reconsideration

  12. Consider the following features of newer models of motor cars:

    1. Radial tyres

    2. Streamline body

    3. Multipoint fuel injection

    4. Catalytic converter with exhaust

    Which of these features make the newer models of motor cars more field efficient?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 2 and 3

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  13. The Indian National Army (I. N. A.) came into existence in 1943 in

    1. Japan

    2. then Burma

    3. Singapore

    4. then Malaya

  14. Which one of the following has a greater perimeter than the rest?

    1. A square with an area of 36 sq. Cm.

    2. An equilateral triangle with a side of 9 cm.

    3. A rectangle with 10 cm as length and 40 sq. Cm. As area

    4. A circle with a radius of 4 cm.

  15. Match the cities labelled as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the given map with the names of the institutes located in these cities and select the correct answer using the codes given below the names of the institutes Name of institutes

    1. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute

    2. Central Sheep Breeding Farm

    3. National Dairy Research Institute

    4. National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management

    Which is correct?

    1. 5 1 3 2

    2. 5 2 1 4

    3. 4 2 1 3

    4. 1 2 3 4

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