Civils Prelims General Studies Paper-2013

Civils Prelims General Studies Paper-2014

What will follow if a money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?

(A) the lokshaba may still proceed with the bill accepting the recommendations of the rajya Sabha
(B) the lokshaba cannot consider the bill further
(C) the lokshaba may send the bill to the rajya Sabha for reconsideration
(D) the president may call a joint sitting for passing the bill

Which one of the following statement is correct

(A) in India the same person cannot be appointed as governor for two or more states at the same time
(B) the judges of the high court of the states in India are appointed by the governor of the state as the judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the president
(C) no producer has been laid down in the constitution of India for the removal of a governor from his/her post
(D) in the case of a union territory having a legislative setup the chief ministers is appointed by the Lt.Governor on the basis of majority support

Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched
geographical feature
region

(A) Abyssinian plateau: Arabia
(B) atlas mountains : North western Africa
(C) Guyana highlands: South western Africa
(D) Okavango basin: Patagonia

With reference to the history of India rock cut architecture consider the following statement
1.the caves at badami are the oldest surviving rock cut caves in India
2. The Barabar rock cut caves were originally made for Ajivikas by emperor Chandragupta maurya
3.at ellore caves were made for different faiths
which of the statement given above is/are correct

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 3 only
(D) 1, and 3

Recombinant DNA technology (genetic engineering) allows genes to be transferred
1. Across different species of plants
2. From animals to plants
3. From microorganism to higher organisms
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

The Chinese traveler Yuvan Chwng (Hiuen Tsang) who visited India recorded the general conditions and culture of India at that time. In this context, which of the following statements is /are correct ?
1. The roads and river-routes were completely immune from robbery
2. As regards punishment of offences ordeals by fire water and poison were the instruments for determining the innocence or guilt of a person
3. The tradesmen had to pay duties at ferries and barrier stations
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

Consider the following :
1. Star tortoise
2. Monitor lizard
3. Pygmy hog
4 Spider monkey
which of the above are naturally found in India ?

(A) 1, 2 and 3 only
(B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 1 and 4 only
(D) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Which of the following can be found as pollutants in the drinking water in some parts of India
1.arsenic
2. sorbitol
3.flouride
4.formaldehyde
5.uranium
select the correct answer using the given codes given below

(A) 1 and 3
(B) 2,4 and 5
(C) 1,3 and 5
(D) 1,2,3,4 and 5

with references to India history the members of the constituent assembly from the provinces were

(A) directly elected by the people of those provinces
(B) nominated by the India National Congress and the Muslim league
(C) elected by the provincial legislative assembles
(D) selected by the government for their expertise in constitutional matters

Consider the following animals
1.sea cow
2.sea horse
3.sea lion
which of the above is/are mammal/mammals

(A) 1 only
(B) 1 and 3
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

consider the following g statement
1. An amendment to the constitution of India can be initiated by an introduction of a bill in the lok Sabha only
2. If such an amendment seeks to make changes to the federal character of the constitution the amendment also requires to be ratified by the legislature of all the states of India
which of the statement given above is/are correct

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) both 1 and 2
(D) neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statement
attorney general of India can
1. Take part in the proceeding of the lok Sabha
2. Be a member of a committee of the lok Sabha
. Speak in the lok Sabha
4.vote in the lok Sabha
which of the statement given above is/are correct

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 4
(C) 1,2 and 3
(D) 1 and 3

with reference to the usefulness of the by-products of sugar industry which of the following statement is/are correct
1.bagasse can be used as biomass fuel for the generation of energy
2.molasses can be used as one of the feed stocks for the products of synthetic chemical fertilize
3.molassesccan be used for the production of ethanol
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

variations in the length of daytime and nighttime from season are due to

(A) the earth rotation on its axis
(B) the earth revolution round the sun in an elliptical manner
(C) latitudinal position of the place
(D) revolution of the earth on a tilted axis

the Narmada river flows to the west while most other large peninsular river flow to the east why
1. It occupies a linear rift valley
2. It flows between the vindhyas and the satpuras
3. The land slopes to the west from central India
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) none

on the planet earth most of the freshwater exists as ice caps and glaciers out of the remaining fresh water the largest proportion

(A) is found in atmosphere as moisture and clouds
(B) is found in fresh water lakes and rivers
(C) exists as ground water
(D) exists as soil moisture

consider the following pairs
1. Nokrek bio sphere reserve: Garo hills
2. Logtak(loktak )lake: Barail range
3.nadapha national park: Dafla hills
which of te above pairs is/are correctly matched

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1,2 and 3
(D) none

consider the following
1.electromagnetic radiation
2.geothermal energy
3.gravitational force
4.plate movement
5.rotation of the earth
rotation of the earth
Revolution of the earth
which of the above are responsible for brining dynamic changes on the surface of the earth

(A) 1,2,3 and 4
(B) 1,3,5 and 6
(C) 2,4,5 and 6
(D) 1,2,3,4 and 6

which of the following bodies does not/do not find mention in the constitution
1. National development council
2. Planning commission
3.zonal council
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 only
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

the demand for the tebhaga peasant movement in Bengal was for

(A) the reduction of the share of the land boards from one half of the crop to one third
(B) the grant of ownership of land to peasant as they were the actual cultivators of the land
(C) the uprooting of zamindari system and the end of the serfdom
(D) writing off all peasant debts

The parliament can make any law for whole or any part of India for implementing international treaties

(A) with the consent off all the states
(B) with the consent of the majority of states
(C) with the consent of the states concerned
(D) without the consent of any state

In the grassland trees do not replace the grasses as a part of an ecological succession because of

(A) insects and fungi
(B) limited sunlight and paucity of nutrients
(C) water limits and fire
(D) none of the above

Which one of the following is the correct sequence of ecosystem in the order of decreasing productivity?

(A) ocean lakes grassland mangroves
(B) mangroves ocean grass land ocean
(C) mangroves grass land lakes oceans
(D) oceans mangroves lakes grassland

Contour bunding is a method of soil conservation used in

(A) desert margins liable to strong wind action
(B) low flat plains close to stream cources liable to flooding
(C) scrublands liable to spread of weed growth
(D) none of these

The government enacted the Panchayat extension to scheduled areas (pesa) act in 1996 which one of the following is not identified as its objective

(A) to provide self-governance
(B) to recognize traditional rights
(C) to create autonomous regions in tribal areas
(D) to free tribal people from exploitation

Under the scheduled tribes and other traditional forest dwellers (recognition of forest rights)act 2006 who shall be the authority to initiate the process for dertimining the nature and extent and individual or community forest rights or both

(A) state forest department
(B) district collector/deputy commissioner
(C) tahsildar/block development officer/mandal revenue officer
(D) gram Sabha

improper handling and storage of cereal grins and oilseeds results in the production of toxins known as aflatoxins are produced by

(A) bacteria
(B) protozoa
(C) moulds
(D) viruses

Economic justice as one of the objectives of the Indian constitution has been provided in

(A) the preamble and the fundamental rights
(B) the preamble and the directive principle of state policy
(C) the fundamental rights and the directive principle of state policy
(D) none of these

Due to improper/indiscriminate disposal of old and used computers or their parts which of the following are elected into the environment as e-waste
1. Beryllium
2. Cadmium
3. Chromium
4. Heptachlor
5. mercury
lead
Plutonium
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1,3,4,6 and 7
(B) 1,2,3,5 and 6
(C) 2,4,5 and 7
(D) 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7

acid rain is caused by the pollution of environment by

(A) carbon dioxide and nitrogen
(B) carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
(C) ozone and carbon dioxide
(D) nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide

with reference to food chains in ecosystem consider the following statement
1. A food chain illustrates the order in which a chain of organism feed upon each other
2. Food chains are found within the population of a species
3.a food chain illustrates the numbers of each organism which are eaten by other
which of the statement given above is/are correct

(A) 1 only
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 1,2 and 3
(D) none

Consider the following pairs
national parks
river flowing through the park
1. Corbett national park
ganga
2.kaziranga national park
manas
silent valley national park
kaveri
which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 3 only
(C) 1 and 3
(D) none

Consider the following organisms
1. Agaricus
2. Nostoc
3. Spirogyra
which of the above is/are used as biofertilizer/ biofertilizers

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 only
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 3 only

Which of the following adds/add nitrogen to the soil
1.excretion of urea by animals
2.burning of coal by man
3. Death of vegetation
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

in which of the following states is lion-tailed macaque found in its natural habitat
1. Tamilnadu
2.kerala
3. Karnataka
4. Andhra Pradesh
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1,2 and 3
(B) 2 only
(C) 1,3 and 4
(D) 1,2,3 and 4

Some Buddhist rock cut caves are called chaitayas while the others are called viharas what is the differences between the two

(A) vihara is a place of worship while chaitya is the dwelling place of the monks
(B) chaitya is a place of worship while vihara is the dwelling place of the monks
(C) chaitya is the stupa at the cave while vihara is the hall axial to it
(D) there is no material difference between the two

Which one of the following describes best the concept of nirvana in Buddhism?

(A) the extinction of the flame of desire
(B) the complete annihilation of self
(C) a state of bills and rest
(D) a mental stage beyond all comprehension

according to the constitution of India which of the following are fundamental for the governance of the country

(A) fundamental rights
(B) fundamental duties
(C) directive principle of state policy
(D) fundamental rights and fundamental duties

The people of India agitated against the arrival of Simon commission because

(A) Indians never wanted the review of the working of the act of 1919
(B) Simon commission recommended the abolition of diarchy in the provinces
(C) there was no Indian member in the Simon commission
(D) the Simon commission suggested the partition of the country

Quit India Movement was launched in response to

(A) cabinet mission plan
(B) Cripps proposals
(C) Simon commission report
(D) Wavell plan

The balance of payment of a country is a systematic record of

(A) all import and export transactions of a country during a given period of time normally a year
(B) goods exported from a country during the year
(C) economic transaction between the government of one country to another
(D) capital movement from one country to another

the reserve bank of India regulates the commercial banks in matters of
1. Liquidity of assets
2.branch expansion
3. Merger of banks
4. Winding up of banks
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 and 4
(B) 2,3 and 4
(C) 1,2 and 3
(D) 1,2,3 and 4

An increase in the bank rate generally indicates that the

(A) market rate of interest is likely to fall
(B) central bank is no longer making loan to commercial banks
(C) central bank is following an easy money policy
(D) central bank is following a tight money policy

44 .in India deficits financing is used for raising resources for

(A) economic development
(B) redemption of public debt
(C) adjusting the balance of payment
(D) reducing the foreign debt

Which of the following characterizes/characterize the people of Indus civilization
1. They possessed great palaces and temples
2. They worshipped both male and female deities
3. They employed horse-drawn chariots in warfare
select the correct statement using the codes given below

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 only
(C) 1,2 and 3
(D) none of the statement given above is correct

Which of the following diseases can be transmitted from one person to another through tattooing
1. Chikungunya
2. Hepatitis B
3. HIV-AIDS
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

Which of the following statement is/are applicable to jain doctrine
1. The surest wy of annihilating karma is to practice penance
2. Every objects even the smallest particles has a soul
3. Karma is the bane of the soul and must be ended
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

which one of the following terms describes not only the physical space occupied by an community but also its function role in the community of organisms

(A) ecotone
(B) ecological niche
(C) habitat
(D) home range

photochemical among is a resultant of the reaction among

(A) NO2,O3 and peroxacetyl nitrate in the presence of sunlight
(B) Co,O2 and peroxacetyl nitrate in the presence of sunlight
(C) Co,Co2 and NO2 at low temperature
(D) high concentration of No2,O3 and Co in the evening

consider the following minerals
1. Calcium
2. iron
3.sodium
which of the minerals given above is/are required by human body for the contraction of muscles

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

Consider the following statements
the parliamentary committee on public accounts
1.consitsof not more than 25 members of the lokshaba
2. Scrutinizes appropriation and finance accounts of the government
3. Examines the report of the comptroller and auditor general of India
which of the statement given above is/are correct

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 3 only
(D) 1,2 and 3

Consider the following bhakti saints
1. Dadu Dayal
2. Guru nanak
3.tyagaraja
who among the above was/were preaching when the Lodi dynasty fell and Babur took over

(A) 1 and 3
(B) 2 only
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1 and 2

With reference to the food chains in ecosystem which of the following kinds of organisms is/are known as decomposer organisms/organism
1. Virus
2. Fungi
3. Bacteria
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

the most important fishing ground of the world are found in the region where

(A) warm and cold atmospheric current meet
(B) rivers drain out large amounts of freshwater into the sea
(C) warm and cold oceanic currents meet
(D) continental shelf is undulating

Which of the following is/are unique characteristics/characteristics of equatorial forests
1. Presence of tall closely set tress with crowns forming a continuous canopy
2. Coexistence of a large number of species
3. Presence of numerous varieties of epiphytes
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

Which of the following constitute capital account
1. Foreign loans
2. Foreign direct investment
3. Private remittances
4. Portfolio investment
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1,2 and 3
(B) 1,2 and 4
(C) 2,3 and 4
(D) 1,3 and 4

Consider the following historical places
1. Ajanta caves
2. Lepakshi temple
3. Sanchi stupa
which of the above place is/are also known for mural painting

(A) 1 only
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 1,2 and 3
(D) none

With reference to the history of philosophical thought in India consider the following statement regarding Sankhya school
1. Sankhya does not accept the theory of rebirth or transmigration of soul
2. Sankhya holds that it is the self knowledge that leads to liberation and not any exterior influence or agent
which of the statement given above is/are correct

(A) 1 only
(B) 2only
(C) both 1 and 2
(D) neither 1 nor 2

In the context of India which of the following principles is/are implied institutionally in the parliamentary government
1. Members of the cabinet are members of the parliament
2. Ministers hold the office till they enjoy confidence in the parliament
3. Cabinet is headed by the head of the state
select the correct answer using the given codes given below

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 3 only
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

The annual range of temperature in the interior of the continents is high as compared to coastal areas what is/are the reason/reasons
1. The thermal difference between land and water
2. Variation in altitude between continents and oceans
3. Presence of strong winds in the interior
4. Heavy rains in the interior as compares to coasts
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1,2,3 and 4

Which of the following is/are the characteristics characteristic of Indian coal
1. High ash content
2. Low sulphur content
3. Low ash fusion temperature
select the correct answer using answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 only
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

Which of the following statement regarding laterite soils of India are correct
1. They are generally red in the colour
2.they are rich in nitrogen and potash
3. They are well development in Rajasthan and U.P
4. Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these soils
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1,2 and 3
(B) 2,3 and 4
(C) 1 and 4
(D) 2 and 3

consider the following statement
1. Natural gas occurs in the gondwana beds
2. Mica occurs in abundance in kodarma
3. Dharwars are famous for petroleum
which of the statement given above is/are correct

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 only
(C) 2 and 3
(D) none

Consider the following crops
1. cotton
2. groundnut
3.rice
4.wheat
which of these are kharif crops

(A) 1 and 4
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1,2 and 3
(D) 2,3 and 4

Climate is extreme rainfall is scantly and the people used to be nomadic erders the above statement best describe which of the following regions

(A) African savannah
(B) central Asian steppe
(C) north American particle
(D) Siberian tundra

Consider the following statement
1. Inflation benefits the debtors
2. Inflation benefit the bond-holders
which of the statement given above is/are correct

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) both 1 and 2
(D) neither 1 nor 2

Disguised unemployment generally means

(A) large number of people remain unemployed
(B) alternative employment is not available
(C) marginal productivity of labour is zero
(D) productivity of workers is low

Consider the following statement
1. The council of ministers in the centre shall be collectively responsible to the parliament
2. The union ministers shall hold the office during the pleasure of the president of India
3. The prime ministers shall communicate to the president about the proposals for legislation
which of the statement given is/are correct

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

Consider the following statement
1. National development council is an organ of the planning commission
2. The economic and social planning is kept in the concurrent list in the constitution of the India
3. The constitution of India prescribes that penchants should be assigned the task of preparation of plans for economic development and social justice
which of the statement given is/are correct

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

Consider the following statement
1. The chairman and the deputy chairman of the rajya Sabha are not the members of that house
2. While the nominated members of the two houses of the parliament have no voting right in the presidential election they are the right to vote in the election of the vice president
which of the statement given above is/are correct

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) both 1 and 2
(D) neither 1 nor 2

With reference to national legal service authority consider the following statement
1. Its objective is to provide free and competent legal services to the weaker section of the society on te basics of equal opportunity
2. It issues guidelines for the state legal services authorities to implement the legal programmes and schemes throughout the country
which of the statement given above is/are correct

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) both 1 and 2
(D) neither 1 nor 2

During a thunderstorm the thunder in the skies is produced by the
1.meeting of cumulonimbus clouds in the sky
2. Lightning that separates the nimbus clouds
3.violent upwards movement of air and water particles
select the correct answer the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) none of the above produces the thunder

Consider the following pairs
tribe
state
1. Limbo (limbu)
Sikkim
2.karbi
himachal Pradesh
3.dongaria kondh
Odisha
4. Bonda
Tamil nadu
which of the above pairs are correctly matched

(A) 1 and 3
(B) 2 and 4
(C) 1,3 and 4
(D) 1,2,3 and 4

Consider the following liquid assets
1. Demand deposits with the banks
2. Time deposits with the banks
3. Saving deposits with the bank
4. Currency
the correct sequence of these assets in the decreasing order of liquidity is

(A) 1-4-3-2
(B) 4-3-2-1
(C) 2-3-1-4
(D) 4-1-3-2

In the context of Indian economy open market operations refers is

(A) borrowing by scheduled banks from the RBI
(B) lending by commercial banks to industry and trade
(C) purchase and sale of government securities by the RBI
(D) none of the above

Priority sector lending by banks in India constitutes the lending to

(A) agriculture
(B) micro and small enterprises
(C) weaker section
(D) all of the above

Which one among the following industries is the maximum consumer of water in India

(A) engineering
(B) paper and pulp
(C) textiles
(D) thermal power

To obtain full benefits of demographics divided what should India do

(A) promoting skill development
(B) introducing more special security schemes
(C) reducing infant mortality rate
(D) privatization of higher education

In the correct of cultural history of India a pose in dance and dramatics called tribhanga has been a favourite of Indian artists from ancient times till today which one of the following statement best describes this pose

(A) One leg is bent and the body is slightly but oppositely curved at waist and neck
(B) facial expression hand gestures and make up are combined to symbolized certain epic or historic characters
(C) movement of body face and hands are used to express one self or to tell a story
(D) a little smile slightly curved waist and certain hand gestures are emphasized to express the feeling of love or eroticism

Annie Besant was
1. Responsible for starting the home rule movement
2. The founder of the theosophical society
3. Once the president of the Indian National Congress
select the correct statement/statements using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

The Ilbert bill controversy was related to the

(A) imposition of certain restrictions to carry arms by the Indians
(B) imposition of restriction on newspapers and magazines published in India languages
(C) removal of disqualification imposed on the Indian magistrates with regard to the trial of the Europeans
(D) removal of a duty on imported cotton cloth

A rise in general level of prices may be caused by
1. An increase in the money supply
2. A decreases in the aggregate level of outputs
3. An increase in the effective demand
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 1 and 2
(C) 2 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

Which one of the following groups of items is include to India foreign exchange reserves

(A) foreign currency assets special drawing rights (SDRs)and loans from foreign countries
(B) foreign currency assets gold holding of the RBI and SDRs
(C) foreign currency assets loans from the world bank and SDRs
(D) foreign currency assets gold holding of the RBI and loans from the world bank

Which one of the following is likely to be the most inflationary in its effects

(A) repayment of public debt
(B) borrowing from the public to finance a budget
(C) borrowing from the bank to finance a budget a deficit
(D) creating new money to finance a budget deficit

Supply of money regaining the same when there is an increase in demand for money there will be

(A) a fall in the level of prices
(B) an increase in the rate of interest
(C) a decrease in the rate of interest
(D) an increase in the level of income and employment

Fruits in a cold chamber exhibit longer storage life because

(A) exposure to sunlight is prevented
(B) concentration of carbon dioxide in the environment is increased
(C) rate of respiration is decreases
(D) there is an increase in humidity

Consider the following fauna of India
1. Gharial
2.leather back
3. Swamp deer
which of the above is/are endangered

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 3 only
(C) 1,2 and 3
(D) none

Ball bearing are used in bicycles cars etc because

(A) the actual area of contact between the wheel and axle is increased
(B) the effective area of contact between the wheel and axle is increased
(C) the effective area of contact between the wheel and axel is reduced
(D) none of the above statement is correct

Consider the following phenomena
1. Size of the sun at dusk
2. Colour of the sun at dawn
3. Moon being visible at dawn
4. Twinkle of stars in the sky
pole star being visible in the sky
which of the above are optical illusions

(A) 1,2 and 3
(B) 3,4 and 5
(C) 1,2 and 4
(D) 2,3 and 5

Rainbow is produced when sunlight falls on drops of rain which of the following physical phenomena are responsible for this
1. dispersion
2.refraction
3.internal reflection
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

Many transplanted seeding do not grow because

(A) the new soil does not certain favourable minerals
(B) most of the root hairs grip the new soil too hard
(C) most of the root hairs are lost during transplantation
(D) leaves get damaged during transplantation

Economic growth in the country X will necessarily have to occur if

(A) there is technical progress in the world economy
(B) there is population growth in X
(C) there is capital formation in X
(D) the volume of trade grows in the world economy

Which of the following statement is/are correct
1. Viruses jack enzymes necessary for the generation of energy
2. Viruses can be cultured in any synthetic
3. Viruses are transmitted from one organism to another by biological vectors only
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 only
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

which of the following leaf modification occurs/occurs in desert areas to inhibit water loss
1. Hard and waxy leaves
2. Tin leaves or no leaves
3. Thorns instead o leaves
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 only
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

the known forces of nature can be divided into four classes viz gravity electromagnetism weak nuclear force and strong nuclear force with reference to themn which one of te following statement is not correct

(A) gravity is the strongest of the four
(B) electromagnetism acts only on particles with an electric charge
(C) weak nuclear force causes radioactivity
(D) strong nuclear force holds protons and neutrons inside the nucleus of an atom

the efforts to defect the existence of higgs boson particle have become frequent news in the recent past what is/are the importance/importance of discovering this particle
1. It will enable us to understand as to why elementary particles have mass
2. It will enable us in the near future to develop the technology of transferring matter from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them
3. It will enable us to create better fuels for nuclear fission
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

Mycorrhizal biotechnology has been used in rehabilitating degraded sites because mycorrhiza enables the plants to
1. Resists drought and increase absorptive area
2. Tolerate extremes of pH
3. Resist disease infestation
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3

Who among the following constitute the National Development Council
1. The Prime Minister
2. The chairman finance commission
3. Ministers of the union cabinet
4.Cheif Ministers of the states
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1,2 and 3
(B) 1,3 and 4
(C) 2 and 4
(D) 1,2,3 and 4

The national income of a country for a given period is equal to the

(A) total value of goods and service produced by the nationals
(B) sum of total consumption and investment expenditure
(C) sum of personal income of all individuals
(D) money value of final goods and service produced

Which of the following grants/grant direct /credit assistance to rural household
1. Regional rural banks
2. National bank of agriculture and rural development
.land development banks
select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 only
(C) 1 and 3
(D) 1,2 and 3