IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2002 (Part 6 of 10)

  1. Which country among the following has been involved in two ties in Test cricket?

    1. Australia

    2. India

    3. West Indies

    4. England

  2. Match List I (Organisation) with List II (Headquarters) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Organisation) List-II (Headquarters)
    1. International Atomic Energy Agency

    2. International Telecommuni-Cation Union

    3. Council of the European Union

    4. Organisation For Economic Cooperation and Development

    1. Brussels

    2. Geneva

    3. Paris

    4. Vienna

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 2
      • 4
      • 3
      • 4
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 1
      • 3
  3. With reference to the Public Sector Undertaking in India, consider the following statements:

    1. Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation of India Limited is the largest non-oil importer of the country.

    2. Project and Equipment Corporation of India Limited is under the Ministry of Industry.

    3. One of the objectives of Export Credit

    Guarantee Corporation of India

    Limited is to enforce quality control and compulsory pre-shipment inspection of various exportable commodities.

    Which of these statements is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 3 only

  4. Match List I (Book) with List II (Author) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Book) List-II (Author)
    1. Autobiography of an Unknown Indian

    2. India: A Wounded Civilization

    3. Confessions of a Lover

    4. The English Teacher

    1. Mulk Raj Anand

    2. Nirad C Chaudhuri

    3. R K Narayan

    4. V S Naipaul

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
  5. With reference to the Indian Public Finance, consider the following statements:

    1. External liabilities reported in the Union Budget are based on historical exchange rates.

    2. The continued high barrowing has kept the real interest rates high in the economy.

    3. The upward trend in the ratio of Fiscal Deficit to GDP in recent years has an adverse effect to private investments.

    4. Interest payments is the single largest component of the non-plan revenue expenditure of the Union Government.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  6. With reference to Indian Polity, which one of the following statements is correct?

    1. Planning Commission is accountable to Parliament

    2. President can make ordinance only when either of the two Houses of Parliament is not in session

    3. The minimum age prescribed for appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court is 40 years

    4. National Development Council is constituted of Union Finance Minister and the Chief Ministers of all the

    States

  7. The correct sequence of the eastward flowing rivers of the peninsular India from north to south is

    1. Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Godavari, Krishna, Pennar, Cauvery and Vagai

    2. Subarnarekha, Mahanadi, Krishna, Godavari, Cauvery, Vagai and Pennar

    3. Mahanadi, Subarnarekha, Godavari, Krishna, Cauvery, Pennar and Vagai

    4. Mahanadi, Subarnarekha, Krishna

    Godavari, Cauvery, Vagai and Pennar

  8. The worlds highest ground based telescopic observatory is located in

    1. Colombia

    2. India

    3. Nepal

    4. Switzerland

  9. Two ladies simultaneously leave cities. A and B connected by a straight road and travel towards each other. The first lady travels 2km/hr faster than the second lady and reaches B one hour before the second lady reaches A. The two cities A and B are 24 km apart. How many kilometers does each lady travel in one hour?

    1. 5 km, 3 km

    2. 7 km, 5 km

    3. 8 km, 6 km

    4. 16 km, 14 km

  10. Consider the following names:

    1. Arehibiship Desmond Tutu

    2. Lech Walesa

    3. Shimon Peres

    4. Yasser Arafat

    Who among these won the Nobel Peace

    Prize?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1, 3 and 4

    3. 2, 3 and 4

    4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

  11. With which one of the following mountain tribes did the British first come into contact with after the grant of Diwani in the year 1765?

    1. Garos

    2. Khasis

    3. Kukis

    4. Tipperahs

  12. With reference to Indian transport systems, consider the following statements:

    1. Indian railways system is the largest in the world.

    2. National Highways cater to 45 percent of the total road transport demand

    3. Among the states, Kerala has the highest density of surface road.

    4. National Highway No. 7 is the longest in the country.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  13. Match List I (Name of the Lady) with List II (Achievements) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

    List-I (Name of the Lady) List-II (Achievements)
    1. Chinna Pillai

    2. Kaveri Thakur

    3. Mira Nair

    4. Yasoda Ekambaram

    1. Winner of Neerja Bhanot Award

    2. Recipient of Stree Shakti Puraskar

    3. Became the fastest swimmer in Asia at the age of 16 years

    4. Recipient of the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 3
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 4
  14. Which reference to the governments welfare schemes, consider the following statements:

    1. Under the Antyodaya Anna Yojana, the food grains are available to the poorest of the poor families at Rs. 2 per kg for wheat and Rs. 3 per kg for rice.

    2. Under the National Old Age Pension Scheme, the old and destitute are provided Rs. 75 per month as Central pension, in addition to the amount provided by most State Governments.

    3. Government of India has allocated 25 kg food grains per Below Poverty Line family per month, at less than half the economic cost.

    Which of these statements are correct?

    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 1, 2 and 3

  15. Consider the following countries:

    1. Brazil

    2. Indonesia

    3. Japan

    4. Russia

    What is the descending order of the size of the following countries population-wise?

    1. 1, 2, 4, 3

    2. 2, 3, 1, 4

    3. 2, 1, 4, 3

    4. 1, 2, 3, 4