IFS-2003: General Knowledge

Paper-I

Section I

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

    1. How do climate and water supply influence the vegetation cover of a region? Illustrate with examples.

    2. What are Cyclones? Discuss the weather conditions associated with them.

    3. What are genetically modified organism? Give a few examples and discuss their uses.

    4. What is DNA fingerprinting? Describe it uses.

    5. Discuss briefly India's INSAT programme.

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

    1. Discuss the objective and purpose of the constitution.

    2. Discuss the objectives of planning and role of Planning Commission.

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

    1. Write a note on Consolidated Fund of India. What expenditure is charged on it?

    2. Right to Constitutional Remedies is core of the Chapter of Fundamental Rights. Comment.

    3. Explain the Appellate Jurisdiction of Supreme Court of India.

Section II

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

    1. Classify mountains and discuss their usefulness to man.

    2. Discuss the landforms associated with mature and old rivers.

    3. Categories Earthquakes and discuss their impact on land.

    4. Discuss some important methods to check soil erosion by water.

    5. Write a note on Cryogenic Engine.

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

    1. What are climatic zones?

    2. What are the natural regions of India?

    3. What are the different types of rainfall?

    4. What is SARS? How is it caused and how can it be prevented?

    5. What is a normal cycle of erosion?

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

    1. Give an account of the ancient Indian Republics.

    2. Discuss the basic structure of the Indian Constitution.

    3. What is the amending process in the Constitution as laid down by the provisions of Art. 368?

    4. Write a note on the Office of Attorney-General of India.

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

    1. Discuss the role of Regional Political Parties in Indian Political system.

    2. Describe the powers and functions of Village Panchayats.

    3. Evaluate the role of moderates in the National Movement of India.

    4. Comment on the social and political significance of Poona Pact.

    5. Rural Development Programmes are the correct imbalance and ensure sustainable development. Comment.

Section III

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

    1. Central Drug Research Institute.

    2. National Archives.

    3. Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

    4. Central Building Research Institute.

    5. Victoria Memorial Hall.

    6. Kovalam Beach.

    7. Central Arid Zone Research Institute.

    8. Salar Jung Museum.

    9. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

    10. Eden Gardens.

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

    1. LAEA

    2. IBRD

    3. GATT

    4. ICBM

    5. CAZRI

    6. UNEP

    7. ATM

    8. PIL

    9. OECD

    10. TERI.

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

    1. Gunboat Diplomacy

    2. Quarantine

    3. Cosmology

    4. G − 8

    5. World Trade Organization

    6. Antarctic Treaty

    7. Bt Cotton

    8. Tejas

    9. Population Pyramid

    10. Open Economy.

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

    1. Stephen Hawking

    2. Rakesh Sharma

    3. Jamini Roy

    4. Nazir Aminuddin Dagar

    5. Van Rijn Rembrandt

    6. Whitney Houston

    7. Mrinalini Sarabhai

    8. Ahmad Thirakwa

    9. Vijay Tendulkar

    10. Mark Tully.

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

    1. Aishwarya Rai

    2. Rahul Dravid

    3. Sachin Tendulkar

    4. Shamit Mukherjee

    5. Stanley DSilva

    6. Winnie Mandela

    7. Lleyton Hewitt

    8. E. Sreedharan

    9. Ramachandra Guha

    10. Pravin Togadia.

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

    1. Ashes

    2. Yorker

    3. Free Throw

    4. Home

    5. Knock Out

    6. Stalemate

    7. Red Card

    8. Bogey

    9. Punter

    10. Breast Stroke.