IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2000 (Part 9 of 10)

  1. The Standing Committee of State Finance Ministers recommended in January, 2000 uniform rates across the states in respect of

    1. value-added tax

    2. sales tax

    3. stamp duty and registration fees

    4. agricultural income tax

  2. At the time of partition of India, which one of the following provinces of British India came forward with a plan for a united and independent existence?

    1. Punjab

    2. Assam

    3. Bengal

    4. Bihar

  3. Consider the following functionaries

    1. Cabinet Secretary

    2. Chief Election Commissioner

    3. Union Cabinet Ministers

    4. Chief Justice of India

    Their correct sequence, in the Order of

    Precedence is

    1. 3, 4, 2, 1

    2. 4, 3, 1, 2

    3. 4, 3, 2, 1

    4. 3, 4, 1, 2

  4. The primary function of the Finance Commission in India is to

    1. distribute revenue between the Centre and the States

    2. prepare the Annual Budget

    3. advise the President on financial matters

    4. allocate funds to various ministries of the Union and. State Governments

  5. The state which has the largest number of seats reserved for the Scheduled Tribes in the Lok Sabha is

    1. Bihar

    2. Gujarat

    3. Uttar Pradesh

    4. Madhya Pradesh

  6. An accurate clock shows 8 O clock in the morning. Through how many degrees will the hour hand rotate when the dock shows 2 Oclock in the afternoon?

    1. 150o

    2. 144o

    3. 168°

    4. 180°

  7. Consider the following statements:

    1. Tides are of great help in navigation and fishing.

    2. High tide enables big ships to enter or leave the harbour safely.

    3. Tide prevents siltation in the harbours.

    4. Kandla and Diamond Harbour are tidal ports.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  8. At which stage in its life cycle does the silk worm yield the fibre of commerce?

    1. Egg

    2. Larva

    3. Pupa

    4. Imago

  9. Indian Human Development Report does not give for each sample village

    1. Infrastructure and Amenities Index

    2. Education Related Index

    3. Health Related Index

    4. Unemployment Related Index

  10. The monthly income of Komal and Asha are in the ratio of 4: 3. Their monthly expenses are in the ratio of 3: 2. However, both save Rs. 600/-per month. What is their total monthly income?

    1. Rs. 8, 400/-

    2. Rs. 5, 600/-

    3. Rs. 4, 200/-

    4. Rs. 2, 800/-

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

    List-I (Oceanic Trench) List-II (Location)
    1. Aleutian

    2. Kermadec

    3. Sunda

    4. S Sandwich

    1. Indian Ocean

    2. North Pacific Ocean

    3. South Pacific Ocean

    4. South Atlantic Ocean

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
  12. The Balkan Plan for fragmentation of India was the brainchild of

    1. W Churchil

    2. M A Jinnah

    3. Lord Mountbatten

    4. V P Menon

  13. Match List I with list II and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. German Silver

    2. Solder

    3. Bleaching Powder

    4. Hypo

    1. Tin

    2. Nickel

    3. Sodium

    4. Chlorine

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
  14. Match List I with list II and select the correct answer

    List-I (Institute) List-II (Location)
    1. Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies

    2. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

    3. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-sciences

    4. Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages

    1. Hyderabad

    2. Mumbai

    3. Bangalore

    4. Dharamshala

    5. Varanasi

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 5
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 5
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 5
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2
  15. Match List I (Diseases) with List II (Types of disease) and select the correct answer

    List-I List-II
    1. Haemophilia

    2. Diabetes

    3. Rickets

    4. Ringworm

    1. Deficiency disease

    2. Genetic disease

    3. Hormonal disorder

    4. Fungal infection

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1