Civils Prelims General Studies Paper-2014

Civils Prelims General Studies Paper-2014

In medieval India the designation mahattara and pattakila were used for

(A) military officers
(B) village headmen
(C) specialists in Vedic rituals
(D) chiefs of craft guilds

Lichens, which are capable of initiating ecological succession even on a bare rock, are actually a symbiotic association of

(A) algae and bacteria
(B) algae and fungi
(C) bacteria and fungi
(D) fungi and mosses

If you travel through the Himalaya, you are likely to see which of the following plants naturally growing there ?
1. Oak
2. Rhododendron
3. Sandal wood
select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Which of the following are some important pollutants released by steel industry in India ?
1. Oxides of sulphur
2. Oxides of nitrogen
3. Carbon monoxide
4. Carbon dioxide
select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Which of the following kingdom were associated with the life of the Buddha ?
1. Avanti
2. Gandhara
3. Kosala
4. Magadha
select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Every year, a month long ecologically important campaign/ festival is held during which certain communities/tribes plant sapling of fruit-bearing trees which of the following are such communities/tribes ?

(A) Bhutia and Lepcha
(B) Gond and Korku
(C) Irula and Toda
(D) Sahariya and Agariya

The sales tax you pay while purchasing a tooth paste is a

(A) tax imposed by the Central Government
(B) tax imposed by the Central Government but collected by the State Government
(C) tax imposed by the Central Government but collected by the central Government
(D) tax imposed and collected by the State Government

What does venture capital mean ?

(A) A short –term capital provided to industries
(B) A long –term start-up capital provided to new entrepreneurs
(C) Funds provided to industries at time of incurring losses
(D) Funds provided for replacement and renovation of industries

The main objective of the 12 th Five-year plan is

(A) Inclusive growth and poverty reduction
(B) inclusive and sustainable growth
(C) sustainable and inclusive growth to reduce unemployment
(D) faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth

With reference to balance of payments, which of the following constitutes/constitute the Current Account ?
1. Balance of trade
2. Foreign assets
3. Balance of invisibles
4. Special Drawing Rights
select the correct answer using the code given below

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

The terms ‘Marginal Standing Facility Rate’ and ‘Net Demand and Time Liabilities” some times appearing in news, are used in relation to

(A) banking operations
(B) communication networking
(C) military strategies
(D) supply and demand of agricultural products

What is / are the facility /facilities the beneficiaries can get from the services of Business Correspondent (Bank Saathi) in branchless area ?
1. It enables the beneficiaries to draw their subsidies and social security benefits in their villages
2. It enables the beneficiaries in the rural areas to make deposits and withdrawals
select the correct answer using the code given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2. 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

In the context of Indian economy, which of the following is /are the puepose/purposes of ‘Statutory Reserve Requirements’ ?
1. To enable the central Bank to control the amount of advances the banks can create
2. To make the people’s deposits with Banks safe and liquid
3. To prevent the commercial banks from making excessive profits
4. To force the banks to have sufficient vault cash to meet their day-do –day requirements
select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Recently, a series of series of uprisings of people referred to as ‘Arab Spring’ originally started from

(A) Egypt
(B) Lebanon
(C) Syria
(D) Tunisia

Consider the following countries
1. Denmark
2. Japan
3. Russian Federation
4. United Kingdom
5. United States of America
Which of the above are the members of the ‘Arctic Council’ ?

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

Consider following pairs
region often in news
country
1.chechnya
Russian federation
2. Darfur
mail
3. Swat valley
iraq
which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched

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

with reference to agni-IV missile which of the following statement is/are correct
1.it is a surface to surface missile
2. It is fuelled by liquid propellant only
3. It can deliver one tone nuclear warheads about 7500 km away
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

with reference to two non-conventional energy sources called coal bed methane and shale gas consider the following statement
1. Coal bed methane is the pure methane gas extracted from coal seams while shale gas is a mixture to propane and butane only that can be extracted from fine grained sedimentary rocks
2. In India abundant coal bed methane sources exists but so far no shale gas sources have been found
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 ‘Changpa’ community of India consider the following statement
1. They live mainly in the state of uttarakhand
2. They rear the pashmina goats that yield a fine wool
3. They are kept in the category of scheduled tribes
which of the statement given above is/are correct

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

in India cluster bean is traditionally used as a vegetable or animal feed but recently the cultivation of this has assumed significance which one of the following statement is correct in this context

(A) the oil extracted from seeds is used in the manufactured of biodegradable plastics
(B) the gum made from its seeds is used in the extraction of shale gas
(C) the leaf extract of this plant has the properties of antihistamines
(D) it is a source of high quality biodiesel

The partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon in 1905 lasted until

(A) The first World war when Indian troops were needed by the British and the partition was ended
(B) King George V abrogated Curzon’s act at the Royal Durbar in Delhi in 1911
(C) Gandhiji launched his civil Disobedience Movement
(D) The partition of India in 1947 when East Bengal became East Pakistan

The 1929 Session of Indian National Congress is of significance in the history of the freedom Movement because the

(A) Attainment of Self-Government was declared as the objective of the congress
(B) Attainment of Poorna Swaraj was adopted as the goal of the congress
(C) Non-Cooperation Movement was launched
(D) Decision to participate in the round table Conference in London was taken

With reference to the famous Sattriya dance, consider the following statements
1. Sattriya is a combination of music, dance and drama
2. It is a centuries old living tradition of Vaishnavites of Assam
3. It is based on Classical Ragas and talas of devotional songs composed by Tulsidas a Kabir and Mirabai
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Chaitra 1 of the national calendar based on the Saka Era corresponds to which one of the following dates of the Gregorian calendar in normal year of 365 days ?

(A) 22 nd March (or 21st March)
(B) 15 th May (or 16th May)
(C) 31 st March (or 30th March)
(D) 21 st April (or 20th April)

With reference to the Indian history of art and culture, consider the following pairs
1. A grand image of Buddha’s Maha Parinivana with numerous celestial musicians above and the sorrowful figures of this followers below : Ajanta
2. A uge image of Varaha Avtar (boar incarnation) of Vishnu, as he rescues Goddess Earth from the deep and chaotic waters, sculpted on rocks : Mount Abu
3. ‘Arjuna’s Penance’/’Descent of Ganga’ sculpted on the surface of huge boulders. : Mamallapuram
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched

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

The Ghadar (ghadr) was a

(A) Revolutionary association of Indians with headquarters at San Francisco
(B) Nationalist organization operating from Singapore
(C) Militant organization with head quarters at Berlin
(D) Communist movement for Indian’s freedom with headquarters at Tashkent

With reference to Indian’s culture and tradition, what is ‘Kalaripayattu’?

(A) It is an ancient Bhakti cult of shaivism still prevalent in some parts of south India
(B) b .It is an ancient style bronze and brass work still found in southern part of Coromandal area
(C) It is an ancient form of dance-drama and a living tradition in the northern part of Malabar
(D) It is an ancient martial art and a living traditional in some part of south Indian

Consider the following pairs:
1. Garba: Gujarat
2. Mohiniattam: Odisha
3. Yakshagana: Karnataka
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

With reference to Buddhist history, traditional and culture in India, consider in India, consider the following pairs

Famous shrine —— Location

1. Tabo monastery and temple complex : Spiti Valley
2. Lhotsava Lhakhang temple, Nako : Zanskar Valley
3. Alchi temple complex : Ladakh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched/

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

Consider the following statements
1. ‘Bijak’ is a composition of the teachings of Saint Dadu Dayal.
2. The philosophy of Pushti Marg was propounded by Madhvacharya
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

A community of people called Manganiyars, is well known for their

(A) Martial arts in north-east India
(B) Musical traditional in north west India
(C) Classical vocal music in south India
(D) Pietra dura traditional in central India

What was/were the object/objects of queen Victoria’s proclamation (1858) ?
1. To disclaim any intention to annex Indian States ,br/> 2. To place the Indian administration under the British Crown.
3. To regulate East Indian Company’s trade with India
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was

(A) The mosque for the use of Royal Family
(B) Akbar’s private prayer chamber
(C) The hall in which Akbar held discussions with scholars of various religions
(D) The room in which the nobles belonging to different religions gathered to discuss religious affairs

In the context of food and nutritional security of India. Enhancing the ‘seed Replacement Rate’ of various crops helps in achieving the food production targets of the future But what is /are the constraint/constraints in its wider/greater implementation ?
1. There is no National Seeds policy in place
2. There is no participation of private sector seed companies in the supply of quality seeds of vegetables and planting materials of horticultural crops
3. There is a demand supply gap regarding quality seeds in case of low value and high volume crops
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

With reference to ‘Eco-Sensitive Zones’ which of the following statements is/are correct ?
1. Eco-Sensitive Zones are the areas that are declared under te Wildlife(protection) Act, 1972
2. The purpose of the declaration of Eco-sensitive Zones is to prohibit all kinds of human activities in those zones except agriculture
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statements :
1. Animal welfare Board of india is established under the Environment (protection) Act, 1986
2. National Tiger Conservation Authority is a statutory body ?
3. National Ganga river Basin Authority is chaired by the prime minister
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Consider the following pairs

Vitamin Deficiency disease

1. Vitamin C :Scurvy
2. vitamin D : Rickets
3. vitamin E : Night blindness

Which of the pairs given above is /are correctly matched ?

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

There is some concern regarding the nano particles of some chemical elements that are used by the industry in the manufacture of various products, why ?
1. They can accumulate in the environment, and contaminate water and soil
2. They can trigger the production of free radicals
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Which of the following organizations bring out the publication known as ‘World Economic Outlook’?

(A) The International monetary fund
(B) The united Nations Development programme
(C) The World Economic forum
(D) The world Bank

40 With reference to union budget’ which of the following is/are covered Non-plan Expenditure ?
1. Defence expenditure
2. Interest payments
3. Salaries and pensions
3. Subsidies
select the correct answer using the code given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(D) None

If the interest rate is decreased in an economy. It will

(A) decrease the consumption expenditure in the economy
(B) increase the tax collection of the Government
(C) increase the investment expenditure in the economy
(D) increase the total saving in the economy

Consider the following statements
1. The president shall make rules for the more convenient transaction of the business of the Government of India, and said business
2. All executive actions of the Government of India shall be expressed to be taken in the name of the prime minister
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statements regarding a No-confidence motion in India
1. There is no mention of a No-confidence can be introduced in the Lok Sabha only
which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

with reference to neem tree consider the following statement
1. Neem oil can be used as a pesticide to control the proliferation of some species of insects and mites
2.neem seeds are used in the manufacture of bio fuels and hospital detergents
3. Neem oil has application in pharmaceutical industry
which of the statement given above is/are correct

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

which one of the following is the process involved in photosynthesis

(A) ponetial energy is released to from free energy
(B) free energy is converted into ponetial energy and stored
(C) food is oxidized to release carbon dioxide and water
(D) oxygen is taken and carbon dioxide and water vapour are given out

in addition to fingerprint scanning which of the following can be used in the biometric indentification of a person
1.iris scanning
2.retinal scanning
3.voice scanning
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 statements is/are correct regarding vegetative propagation of plants
1. Vegetative propagation produces clone population
2. Vegetative propagation helps in eliminating the virus
3. Vegetative propagation can be practiced most of the year
select the correct answer using the gives codes given below

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

which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched
spacecraft
purpose
1.cassini huygens
orbiting the venus and transmitting data to the earth
2.messenger
mapping and investigating
3.voyaer 1 and 2
exploring he outer solar system
select the correct answer using the codes given blow

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

consider the following pairs
region
well known for the production of
1. kinnaur
arecanut
2.mewat
mango
3.coromandel
soyabean
which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched

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

Which of the following is/are the example/examples of chemical change ?
1. Crystallization of sodium chloride
2. Melting of ice
3. Souring of milk
select the correct answer using the codes given blow

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

The power of the Supreme Court of India to decide dispute between the center and the states falls under its

(A) advisory jurisdiction
(B) appellate jurisdiction
(C) original jurisdiction
(D) writ jurisdiction

Consider the following techniques/phenomena
1. Budding and grafting in fruit plants
2. Cytoplasmic male sterility
3. Gene silencing
which of the above is/are used to create transgenic crops ?

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

Consider the following statements
1. Maize can be used for the production of starch
2. Oil extracted from maize can be a feedstock for biodiesel
3. Alcohol beverages can be produced by using maize
which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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

Among the following organisms, which one does not belong to the class of other three ?

(A) Crab
(B) Mite
(C) Scorpion
(D) Spider

The power to increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court of India is vested in

(A) the president of India
(B) the parliament
(C) the chief justice of India
(D) the Law Commission

Consider the following towns of India
1. Bhadrachalam
2. Chanderi
3. Kancheepuram
4. Karnal
which of the above are famous for the production of traditional sarees/ fabric ?

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

Consider the following pairs

National Highway ——– Cities connected

1. NH 4 : Chennai and Hyderabad
2. NH 6 : Mumbai and Kolkata
3. NR 15 :Ahmadabad and Jodhpur

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched ?

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

Consider the following international agreements
1. The International Treaty on plant Genetic Resources for food and agriculture
2. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
3. The world Heritage Convention
which of the above has/have a bearing on the biodiversity ?

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

Consider the following statements regarding ‘Earth Hour’
1. It is an initiative of UNEP and UNESCO
2. It is a movement in which the participants switch off the lights for one hour on a certain day every year
3. It is a movement to raise the awareness about the climate change and the need to save the plant
which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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

Which one of the following is the correct sequence of a food chain ?

(A) Diatoms-Crustaceans-Herrings
(B) Crustaceans-Diatoms-Herrings
(C) Diatoms-Herrings- Crustaceans
(D) Crustaceans-Herrings- Diatoms

What are the significances of a practical approach to sugarcane production known as ‘Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative’ ?
1. Seed cost is very low in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation
2. Drip irrigation can be practiced very effectively in this
3. There is no application of chemical/inorganic fertilizers at all in this
4. The scope for intercropping is more in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation
select the correct answer using the codes given blow

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

If a wetland of international importance is brought under the ‘Monteux Record what does it empty ?

(A) Changes in ecological character have occurred, are occur in the wetland as a result of human interference
(B) The country in which the wetland is located should exact a law to prohibit any human activity within five kilometers from the edge of the wetland
(C) The survival of the wetland depends on the cultural practices and traditions of certain communities living in its vicinity and therefore the cultural diversity therein should not be destroyed
(D) It is given the status of ‘World Heritage Site’

Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the ‘Ten Degree Channel’?

(A) Andaman and Nicobar
(B) Nicobar and Sumatra
(C) Maldives and Lakshadweep
(D) Sumatra and java

Consider the following pairs

Programme project —– Ministry

1. Drought-prone Area programme: Ministry of agriculture
2. Desert Development programme : Ministry of Environment and forests
3. National Watershed Development : Ministry of Rural Development programme : Projector Rain fed Areas

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

With reference to Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) consider the following statements
1. It is an autonomous organization under the ministry of environment the Forests.
2. It strives to conserve nature through action-based research, education and public awareness
3. It organizes and conducts nature trails and camps for the general public
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

With reference to ‘Global Environment Facility’, Which of the following statements is/are correct ?

(A) It serves as financial mechanism for ‘convention on Biological Diversity’ and ‘United Nations Framework Convention on climate Change’
(B) It undertakes scientific research on environment issues at global level
(C) It is an agency under OECD to facilitate the transfer of technology and funds to under development countries with specific aim to protect their environment
(D) Both (A) and (B)

With reference to technologies for solar power production, consider the following statements
1. ‘Photovoltaic’s is a technology that generates electricity by direct conversion of light into electricity, while ‘Solar Thermal” is a technology that utilizes the Sun’s rays to generate heat which is further used in electricity generation process
2. Photovoltaic’s generate Alternating Current (AC), While Solar Thermal generates Direct Current (DC).
3. India has manufacture base for Solar Thermal technology , but not for photovoltaic’s.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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

Consider the following languages
1. Gujarat
2. Kannada
3. Telugu
Which of the above has/have been declared as ‘classical language/languages’ by the Government?

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

Consider the following pairs
1. Dampa Tiger Reserve – Mizoram
2. Gumti Wild life Sanctuary – Sikkim
3. Saramati peak – Nagaland
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

Which reference to a conservation organization called ‘Wetlands International’. Which of the following statements is/are correctly?
1. It is an intergovernmental organization formed by the countries which are signatories to Ramsar Convention
2. It works at the field level to develop and mobilize knowledge and use the practical experience to advocate for better policies
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

With reference to a grouping of countries known as BRICS, consider the following statements
1. The first Summit of BRICS was held in Rio de Janeiro in 2009
2. South Africa was the last to join the BRICS grouping
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following diseases
1. Diphtheria
2. Chickenpox
3. Smallpox
Which of the above diseases has /have eradicated in India?

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

Which of the following phenomenon might have influenced the evolution of organisms?
1. Continental drift
2. Glacial cycles
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Other than poaching what are the possible reasons for the decline in the population of Ganges River Dolphins?
1. Construction of dams and barrages on rivers
2. Increases in the population of crocodiles in rivers
3. Getting trapped in fishing nets accidentally
4. Use of synthetic fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals in crop-field in the vicinity of rivers
Select the correct answer using the coddes given below

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

The Radcliffe committee was appointed to

(A) Solve the problem of minorities in India
(B) Give effect to the Independence Bill
(C) Delimit the boundaries between Indian and Pakistan
(D) Enquire into the riots in East Bengal

Brominated flame retardants are used in many household products like mattresses and upholstery. Why is there some concern about their use ?
1. They are highly resistance to degradations in the Environment
2. They are able to accumulate in humans and animals.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following
1. Bats
2. Bears
3. Rodents
The phenomenon of herbination can be observed in which of the above kinds of animals?

(A) 1 and 2 only
(B) 2 only
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) Hibernation cannot be observed in any of the above

Which one of the following is the largest Committee of the parliament?

(A) The Committee on Public Accounts
(B) The Committee on Estimates
(C) The Committee on Public undertakings
(D) The committee on Petitions

Which of the following adds/add carbon dioxide to the carbon cycle on the planet Earth ?
1. Volcanic action
2. Respiration ,br/> 3. Photosynthesis
4. Decay of organic matter
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

If you walk through countryside, you are likely to see some birds stalking alongside the cattle to seize the insects disturbed by their movement through grasses Which of the following is/are such bird/birds?
1. Painted Stork
2. Common Myna
3. Black-necked Crane
Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Which of the following have coral reefs ?
1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2. Gulf of Kachchh
3. Gulf of Mannar
4. Sunderbans
Select the correct answer using the code given below

(A) 1, 2 and 3 only
(B) 2 and 4 only
(C) 1 and 3 only
(D) 11, 2, 3,and 4

In India, the problem of soil erosion is associated with which of the following?
1. Terrace cultivation
2. Deforestation
3. Tropical climate
Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

The seasonal reversal of winds is the typical characteristic of

(A) Equatorial climate
(B) Mediterranean climate
(C) Monsoon climate
(D) All of the above climates

With reference to the cultural history of India, the term ‘Panchayatan’ refers to

(A) An assembly of village elders
(B) A religious sect
(C) A style of temple construction
(D) An administrative functionary

Consider the following rivers
1. Barak
2. Lohit
3. Subansiri
Which of the above flows/flow through Arunachal Pradesh?

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

Consider the following pairs

Wetlands —— Confluence of rivers

1. Harike wetlands: Confluence of Beas and Sutlej
2. Keoladeo Ghana National park : Confluence of Banas and park Chambal
3. Kolleru lake : Confluence of Musi and Krishna

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

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

Which of the following pairs does not form part of the six system of Indian Philosophy?

(A) Mimamsa and Vedanta
(B) Nyaya and Vaisheshika
(C) Lokayata and Kapalika
(D) Sankhya and Yoga

Consider the following pairs

Hills —– Region

1. Cardamon Hills : Coromandel Coast
2. Kaimur Hills : Konkan Coast
3. Mahadeo Hills: Central India
4. Mikir Hills : North-East India

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

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

Which of the following Schedules of the Constitution of India contains provisions regarding anti-defection?

(A) Second Schedule
(B) Fifth Schedule
(C) Eighth Schedule
(D) Tenth Schedule

The most important strategy for the conservation of biodiversity together with traditional human life is the establishment of

(A) Biosphere reserves
(B) Botanical gardens
(C) National parks
(D) Wild life sanctuaries

Turkey is located between

(A) Black Sea and Caspian Sea
(B) Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea
(C) Gulf of Suez and Mediterranean Sea
(D) Gulf of Aqaba and Dead Sea

What is the correct sequence of occurrence of the following cities in South-East Asia as one proceeds from south to north?
1. Bangkok
2. Hanoi
3. Jakarta
4. Singapore
Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

The Scientific view is that the increases in global temperature should not exceed 2c above preindustrial level. If the global temperature increases beyond 3c above the pre-industrial level, what can be its possible impact/impacts on the world?
1. Terrestrial biosphere tends towards a net carbon source
2. Widespread coral mortality will occur <>br/> 3. All the global wetlands will permanently disappear
4. Cultivation of cereals will not be possible anywhere in the world
Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

The national motto of India, ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below the Emblem of India is taken from

(A) Katha Upanishad
(B) Chandogya Upanishad
(C) Aitareya Upanishad
(D) Mundaka Upanishad

In the constitution of India promotion of international peace and security is included in the

(A) Preamble to the Constitution
(B) Directive principles of State Policy
(C) Fundamental Duties
(D) Ninth Schedule

What are the benefits of implementing the ‘Integrated watershed Development programme’?
1. Prevention of soil runoff
2. Linking the country’s perennial rivers with seasonal rivers
3. Rainwater harvesting and recharge of groundwater table
4. Regeneration of natural vegetation
Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Which of the following are associated with ‘planning’ in India?
1. The Finance Commission
2. The National Development Council
3. The union ministry of Rural Development
4. The Union Ministry of Urban Development
5. The Parliament
Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Which of the following is/are the function/functions of the Cabinet Secretariat?
1. Preparation of Agenda for Cabinet Meetings
2. Secretarial assistance to Cabinet Committees
3. Allocation of financial resources to the ministries
Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Consider the following statements
1. A constitutional Government is one which places effective restrictions on individual liberty in the interest of State Authority
2. Places of effective restrictions on the Authority of the state in the interest of Individual liberty
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) 1 only
(B) 2 only
(C) Both 1 and 2
(D) Neither 1 nor 2

Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of a state?
1. Sending a report to the president of India for imposing the president’s rule
2. Appointing the Ministers
3. Reserving certain bills passed by the state Legislature for consideration of the president of India
4. Making the rules to conduct the business of state Government
Select the correct answer using the code given below

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