IAS Prelims General Studies Paper 2006 (Part 4 of 10)

  1. Consider the following statements:

    1. The agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) came into effect from 1st December, 2005.

    2. As per SAFTA agreement terms, India

    Pakistan and Sri Lanka have to decrease their custom duties to the level of 0 to 5 percent by the year 2013.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  2. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched? Recent Scientific Achievement: Country

      • Creating the Worlds first mouse
      • United Kingdom
      • Cloning a human embryo for the first time
      • Germany
      • Guiding a spacecraft for Collision with a comet
      • United States of America
      • Landing a spacecraft on an asteroid

    Japan

  3. Which one among the following is not a good source of nutritional calcium?

    1. Rice

    2. Ragi

    3. Skimmed milk

    4. Egg

  4. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched? Inventor Invention

      • Christopher Cockerell
      • Hovercraft
      • David Bushnell
      • Submarine
      • J. C. Perrier
      • Steamship

    Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 1 and 2, only

    3. 2 and 3, only

    4. 1 and 3, only

  5. Which one among the following commissions was set up in pursuance of a definite provision under an Article of the Constitution of India?

    1. University Grants commission

    2. National Human Rights Commission

    3. Election Commission

    4. Central Vigilance Commission

  6. Who among the following wrote The Communist Manifesto along with Karl Marx?

    1. Emile Durkheim

    2. Friedrich Engels

    3. Robert Owen

    4. Max Weber

  7. Which portfolio was held by Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the Interim Government formed in the year 1946?

    1. Defence

    2. External Affairs and Commonwealth

    3. Food and Agriculture

    4. None

  8. Who among the following was presented with the Sangeet Natak Akadami Ratna Award, 2005 for her lifetime achievement in dance?

    1. Chandralekha

    2. Tanjavur Balasaraswati

    3. Uma Sharma

    4. Yamini Krishnamurthy

  9. Which one of the following countries is the first country in the world to propose a carbon tax for its people to the address global warming?

    1. Australia

    2. Germany

    3. Japan

    4. New Zealand

  10. Consider the following statements:

    1. A person who has held office as a permanent as a permanent Judge of a High Court cannot plead or act in any court or before any authority in India except the Supreme Court.

    2. A person is not qualified for appointment as a Judge of a High

    Court in India unless he has for at least five years held a judicial office in the territory of India.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

  11. Each of 8 identical balls is to be placed in the squares shown in the figure given above in a horizontal direction such that one horizontal row contains 6 balls and the other horizontal row contains 2 balls. In how many maximum different ways can this be done?

    1. 38

    2. 28

    3. 16

    4. 14

  12. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

      • Slovenia
      • Bratislava
      • Seychelles
      • Victoria
      • Sierra Leone
      • Freetown
      • Uzbekistan
      • Tashkent
  13. Who is Wole Soyinka?

    1. A well-known economist

    2. A well-known football player

    3. A well-known industrialist owning steel plants in many parts of the world.

    4. A novel Prize winner for literature.

  14. Consider the following statements:

    1. Length of a terrestrial mile is lesser than that of a nautical mile.

    2. Harmattan is a dusty land-wind of the East African Coast.

    3. Greece and Albania from a part of the

    Iberian Peninsula.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    1. 1, 2 and 3

    2. 2 and 3, only

    3. 3 only

    4. 1 only

  15. In a tournament each of the participants was to play one match against each of the other participants. 3 players fell ill after each of them had played three matches and had to leave the tournament. What was the total number of participants at the beginning, if the total number of matches played was 75?

    1. 8

    2. 10

    3. 12

    4. 15