IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2002 (Part 4 of 10)

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  1. Open stunted forests with bushes and small trees having long roots and sharp thorns or spines are commonly found in

    1. Eastern Orissa

    2. North-Eastern Tamil Nadu

    3. Siwaliks and Terai region

    4. Western Andhra Pradesh

  2. Match List I (Article of Indian Constitution) with List II (Provisions) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Article of Indian Constitution)List-II (Provisions)
    1. Article 16 (2)

    2. Article 29 (2)

    3. Article 30 (1)

    4. Article 31 (1)

    1. No person shall be deprived of His property Save by the Authority of law

    2. No person can be discriminated against in the matter of public appointment on the ground of race, religion or caste

    3. All minorities whether based on religion or language shall have the fundamental right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice

    4. No citizen shall be denied admission into any educational institution maintained by the State, or receiving State aid, on grounds of religion, race, caste, language or any of them.

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
  3. In ancient Indian Buddhist monasteries, a ceremony called Pavarana used to be held. It was the

    1. occasion to elect the Sanghaparinayaka and two speakers one on Dhamma and the other on Vinaya

    2. confession by monks of their offences committed during their stay in the monasteries during the rainy season

    3. ceremony of initiation of new person into the Buddhist Sangha in which the head is shaved and when yellow robes are offered

    4. gathering of Buddhist monks on the next day to the full moon day of

    Ashdha when they take up affixed abode for the next four months or rainy season

  4. Consider the volumes of the following:

    1. A parallelepiped of length 5 cm and length 3 cm and height 4 cm

    2. A cube of each side 4 cm

    3. A cylinder of radius 3 cm and length 3 cm

    4. A sphere of radius 3 cm

    The volumes of these in the decreasing order is

    1. 1, 3, 2, 4

    2. 4, 2, 3, 1

    3. 1, 2, 3, 4

    4. 4, 3, 2, 1

  5. Consider the following statements: The Draft Electricity Bill, 2001 seeks to replace

    1. Indian Electricity Act, 1910

    2. Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948

    3. Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 1998

    4. State Electricity Boards

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1, 3 and 4

  6. Consider the following statements:

    1. The world Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) is a specialized agency of United Nations System of Organisation.

    2. WIPO has its headquarters at Rome.

    3. The Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement is binding on all WTO members?

    4. Least developed country members of

    WTO are not required to apply the provisions of TRIPS Agreements for a period of 20 years from the general date of application of the Agreement.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2, 3 and 4

    2. 2, 3 and 4

    3. 1, 2 and 4

    4. 1 and 3

  7. India has the maximum volume of foreign trade with

    1. USA

    2. Japan

    3. Germany

    4. UAE

  8. Which one of the following is not a lagoon?

    1. Ashtamudi lake

    2. Chilka lake

    3. Periyar lake

    4. Pulicat lake

  9. Ticks and mites are actually

    1. Arachnids

    2. Crustaceans

    3. Insects

    4. Myriapods

  10. With reference to the blood in a normal person, which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. Compared to arteries, veins are less numerous and hold less of the bodys blood at any given time

    2. Blood cells constitute about 70 percent of the total volume of the blood

    3. White Blood Cells (WBC) are made by lymph nodes only

    4. The blood has more platelets than WBC

  11. Which one of the following statements if correct with reference to our solar system?

    1. The Earth is the densest of all the planets in our solar system

    2. The predominant element in the composition of Earth is silicon

    3. The Sun contains 75 percent of the mass of the solar system

    4. The diameter of the Sun is 190 times that of the Earth

  12. Which one of the following statements if not correct?

    1. The boiling point of an aqueous solution is higher than that of pure water

    2. Addition of solutes to a solution causes an increase in its water potential

    3. The vapour pressure of the water in a solution is lower than that of pure water

    4. When a solution is separated from water by a semi-permeable membrane, water movement can be prevented by applying pressure to the solution

  13. With reference to Indian agriculture, which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. About 90 percent of the area under pulses in India is rainfed.

    2. The share of pulses in the gross cropped area at the national level has doubled in the last two decades

    3. India accounts for about 15 percent of the total area under rice in the world

    4. Rice occupies about 34 percent of the gross cropped area of India

  14. With reference to Sufism in Indian history consider the following statements:

    1. Shaikh Ahmad Sarhandi was a contemporary of Ibrahim Lodi

    2. Shaikh nasiruddin Chirg-Dehlavi was a disciple of Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya

    3. Aurangzeb was a contemporary of Shaikh Salim Chisti

    4. The Qadiri order of Sufis was first introduced in India by Shaikh

    Niamtullah and Makhdum Muhammad


    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  15. The salaries and allowances of the Judges of the High Court are charged to the

    1. Consolidated Fund of India

    2. Consolidated Fund of the State

    3. Contingency Fund of India

    4. Contingency Fund of the State

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