IFS-2001: General Knowledge

Paper-I

Section I

  1. Answer any three of the following (About 150 words each) (3 × 20 = 60 marks)

    1. What is IT? What is its impact on a society?

    2. What is Volcanism? Describe its effects.

    3. Discuss the causes of the disease AIDS and comment on its preventive measures.

    4. What is Artificial Rains? Mention the conditions under which this can be effective.

    5. Discuss the concept of Human Genome.

  2. Answer any one of the following: (About 150 words each) (1 × 20 = 20 marks)

    1. Explain the process of globalization. What is its impact on Indian Economy?

    2. Account for the recent tensions on the Indo-Bangladesh border.

  3. Answer any two of the following: (About 150 words each) (2 × 20 = 40 marks)

    1. What are the Emergency Provision's provided in the Constitution of India?

    2. Write a note on the Election Commission of India.

    3. Examine India's claim for a permanent seat in the Security Council of the UNO.

Section II

  1. Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each): (3 × 10 = 30 marks)

    1. Classify the Forest Types in India and mention their commercial uses.

    2. How does Geographical Information System (GIS) help in decision-making?

    3. Explain why the temperature falls as one goes up the mountains?

    4. What is Remote Sensing? What are its uses?

  2. Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 × 10 = 30 marks)

    1. What is Greenhouse Effect?

    2. Write a note on Blood Groups.

    3. What is Continental Drift?

    4. Distinguish between Weather and Climate?

    5. What is Carbon Dating?

  3. Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 × 10 = 30 marks)

    1. What is Public Interest Litigation (PIL)? What are its uses?

    2. Why was the Liberhan Commission set up?

    3. Comment on recent reports of nexus between Bollywood and Underworld.

    4. What are the Fundamental Rights provided in the Constitution of India?

    5. What is Panchayti Raj?

  4. Answer any three of the following: (About 100 words each) (3 × 10 = 30 marks)

    1. Do you agree that State funding of elections has become a necessity? Give your reasons.

    2. Comment on the recent peace initiative in Sri Lanka.

    3. Write a note on Organ Transplantation.

    4. Distinguish between Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park?

    5. What is the significance of Silent Valley?

Section III

  1. Mention the place (City and State) where the following are located: (10 × 1 = 10 marks)

    1. National Library

    2. Gir Forests

    3. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research

    4. National Environmental Engineering Research Institute

    5. The Marble Rocks

    6. National Defence Academy

    7. Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

    8. Indian Space Research Organization

    9. Gomateshwara Statue

    10. Khajuraho Temples.

  2. What do the following abbreviations stand for (10 × 1 = 10 marks)?

    1. SOI

    2. IGNOU

    3. NABARD

    4. NMEP

    5. ISRO

    6. WTO

    7. NTPC

    8. UNESCO

    9. OPEC

    10. ILO

  3. What are the following: (Answer in one world or one sentence each) (10 × 1 = 10 marks)

    1. Celsius

    2. Braille Script

    3. Kleptomania

    4. Cosmology

    5. Philately

    6. Floppy

    7. Xenophobia

    8. Sericulture

    9. Xerophytic

    10. Calligraphy

  4. What are the following famous for? Answer in one word or one sentence each (10 × 1 = 10 marks)

    1. Mozart

    2. Lance Gibbs

    3. Uday Shankar

    4. Vikram Sarabhai

    5. C V Raman

    6. Chandragupta Maurya

    7. Anna Hazare

    8. Babu Jagjivan Ram

    9. Justice Sarkaria

    10. Warren Hastings.

  5. Why have the following been in the news recently (10 × 1 = 10 marks)?

    1. Chokila Iyer

    2. P N Bhagwati

    3. Joseph Estrada

    4. Shabbir Shah

    5. Tarun Gogoi

    6. Salman Khan

    7. Bismillah Khan

    8. Eric Weihenmayer

    9. Colin Powell

    10. Baichung Bhutia.

  6. With which game/sport the following terms are associated (10 × 1 = 10 marks)?

    1. Sprint

    2. Bodyline

    3. Back Stroke

    4. Tote

    5. Chukker

    6. Check Mate

    7. Penalty Corner

    8. Clay Court

    9. Snatch

    10. Knock-out: