GS Question Paper I of UPPSC Combined State Upper Subordinate Services Main Exam- 2010

Question Paper of General Studies Paper I of the UPPSC Main Exam. You can read the questions here and prepare your GS objective paper for the upcoming Competitive Examinations.

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The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission held the Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services (Main) Examination-2010 from 1 August to 19 August 2011. The following are the Questions of the General Studies Paper I of the UPPSC Main Exam.

General Studies Paper – I

1. India's advanced communication satellite GSAT-8 was launched on May 21, 2011 from

(a) Hassan

(b) Kourou

(c) Sriharikota

(d) Thiruvananthapuram

2. Which one of the following statements regarding the Emission Reduction Purchase Agreement signed with the World Bank in May 2011 is not correct?

(a) The agreement has been signed between the World Bank and the Government of India.

(b) The agreement shall be valid for 10 years.

(c) The agreement is for securing carbon credits for a project of Himachal Pradesh.

(d) As per the agreement, one tonne of carbon-di-oxide will be equivalent to one credit unit.

3. Which one of the .following schemes has been restructured as National Rural Livelihood Mission, launched in June 2011 by the

Government of India?

(a) Grameen Rozgar Yojana

(b) Prime Minister’s Rozgar Yojana

(c) Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana

(d) Training of Rural Youth for Self Employment (TRYSEM)

4. In February 2011 Time Magazine released its "25 Political Icons of All Time" world list. Who of the following tops the list?

(a) Alexander The Great

(b) Emperor Akbar

(c) Mao Zedong

(d) Mahatma Gandhi

5. The 'Nano humming bird' is

(a) A new species of hitherto undiscovered humming bird.

(b) An extremely small electric car that can take 3600 turn.

(c) A pocket sized unmanned spy plane developed in the U.S.A.

(d) A new variety of honey bee.

6. As per the 'Educational Development Index' (February 2011) the four top most States of India are

(a) Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Delhi

(b) Kerala, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab

(c) Kerala, Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra

(d) Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka

7. In the Union Budget 2011-12 the largest outlay has-been allocated to

(a) Rural Development

(b) Energy

(c) Transport

(d) Social services (excluding rural housing)

8. How many seats the Trinamool Congress won in the West Bengal Assembly Elections?

(a) 180

(b) 182

(c) 184

(d) 186

9. The first Investment and Manufacturing Zone of the country is -going to be set up in

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Haryana

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Rajasthan

10. The 37th Summit of G-8 was held in France on 26 - 27 May 2011 at

(a) Bordeaux    

(b) Deauville

(c) Toulouse    

(d) Versailles

11. Which one of the following statements is not correct about Astra missile?

(a) It is an air-to-air ballistic missile.

(b) It has been indigenously built by the DRDO.

(c) It was successfully test-fired on 20 May, 2011 from Chandipur.

(d) It has the capacity to destroy the enemy plane up to a distance of 90km.

12. The winners of the 58th National Film Awards were announced in May 2011. Match List - I (Best films) and List - II (Category) and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I                                                                                      

A. Champions                                                                  

B. Do Dooni Char                                                            

C. Dabang                                                                       

D. Adaminte Makan Abu

List – II

1. Best feature film

2. Best popular film

3. Best Hindi film

4. Best film on social issues

Code:

      A     B       C       D

(a)  3     1     2     4

(b)  2     3     4     1

(c)  4     3      2     1

(d)  4     2      1    3

13. At the 64th Cannes Film Festival held in May 2011 the prestigious "Palme d’ or" was given to

(a) Drive

(b) Melancholia

(c) The Artist

(d) The Tree of Life

14. M.F. Hussain, the famous painter who died recently, was buried in a cemetery in

(a) Hampshire

(b) Kent

(c) London

(d) Surrey

15. In May 2011 the Fourth United Nations Conference on the World's Least Developed Countries was held in

(a) Istanbul    

(b) Harare

(c) Kathmandu    

(d) Nairobi

16. Who of the following has been selected for Saraswati Samman 2010?

(a) Amarkant

(b) Hemant Ghosh

(c) Kailash Vajpayee

(d) S.L. Bhairappa

17. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh attended the Second India-Africa Forum Summit held in Addis Ababa on May 24, 2011.

Which of the following financial commitments to Africa were announced by him there?

1. 5 billion dollars under ‘lines of credit' in the next three years.

2. 700 million dollars to establish new institutions and training programmes.

3. 300 million dollars to support the development of a new Ethio- Djibuti railway line.

4. 4 million dollars for African Union Mission in Somalia. Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3and 4

18. Headquarters of the World Meteorological Organisation is located at

(a) Geneva

(c) Sydney

(b) Rome

(d) Tokyo

19. The native place of groundnut is

(a) Australia    

(b) Brazil

(c) China    

(d) South Africa

20. Kisan Day is celebrated on

(a) 23rd March

(b) 23rd June

(c) 23rd September

(d) 23rd December

21. Central Institute of Sub-tropical Horticulture is located at

(a) Bangalore

(b) Chandigarh

(c) Lucknow

(d) Nagpur

22. National Research Centre of Agro- forestry is located at

(a) Hyderabad

(c) Nasik

(b) Jhansi

(d) Patna

23. Blue green algae is used to supply nitrogen to

(a) Bajra

(b) Maize

(c) Paddy

(d) Wheat

24. 'Dapog' method of rice nursery was developed in

(a) China

(c) Japan

(b) Indonesia

(d) Philippines

25. First dwarf rice variety developed in India was

(a) IR-8

(b) Jaya

(c) Padma

(d) Ratna

26. Pink Revolution is related to

(a) Cotton    

(b) Garlic

(c) Grapes    

(d) Onion

27. White tip of maize leaves indicates the deficiency of

(a) Fe    

(b) Mn

(c) N    

(d) Zn

28. National income indicators in India are estimated by

(a) C.S.O.

(b) N.S.S.O.

(c) Planning Commission.

(d) Reserve Bank of India

29. In India the decimal coinage system was introduced in the year

(a) 1951

(b) 1955

(c) 1957

(d) 1960

30. In India regional rural banks were established in the year

(a) 1969

(b) 1975

(c) 1980

(d) 1982

31. In India ‘Money and Credit' is controlled by the

(a) Central Bank of India

(b) Industrial Development Bank of India

(c) Reserve Bank of India

(d) State Bank of India

32. The Finance Commission is constituted for a period of

(a) 4 years    

(b) 5 years

(c) 7 years    

(d) 10 years

33. The buyers' market is known where

(a) supply is more than the demand

(b) demand is more than the supply

(c) demand is equal to the supply

(d) None of the above

34. Seed that is changed every year is known as

(a) Breeder seed

(b) Certified seed

(c) Foundation seed

(d) Hybrid seed

35. Which one of the following is the most valuable item in the agricultural. export of India?

(a) Oil cakes

(b) Raw cotton

(c) Rice

(d) Spices

36. The largest part of India's import (in value) comes from

(a) China

(b) Saudi Arabia

(c) United Arab Emirates

(d) U.S.A.

37. The largest part of India’s export (in value) goes to

(a) China

(b) Singapore

(c) United Arab Emirates

(d) 'United States of America

38. Based on the provisional figures of the Census 2011 consider the following statements about Uttar Pradesh and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

I. It is the fourth largest State of India in area.

II. It contributes 16.5 percent of the country's population.

III. Its sex ratio is higher than the national average.

IV. Its literacy rate is lower than the national average.

Codes:

(a) I and II    

(b) II and III

(c) If and IV    

(d) III and IV

39. The current sequence of the following districts of Uttar Pradesh from North to South is

(a) Sant Kabir Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar, Siddharth Nagar, Sant Ravidas Nagar

(b) Siddharth Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar, Sant Ravidas Nagar

(c) Ambedkar Nagar, Siddharth Nagar, Sant Ravidas Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar

(d) Sant Ravidas Nagar, Siddharth Nagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar

40. Which one of the following Scheduled Tribes resides in Bijnor district?

(a) Baiga    

(b) Kharwar

(c) Mahigir    

(d) Tharu

41. Motilal Nehru Children Museum is located in

(a) Agra

(b) Allahabad

(c) Lucknow

(d) Varanasi

42. The main crop of Uttar Pradesh is

(a) Maize

(b) Paddy

(c) Sugarcane

(d) Wheat

43. Kanhaiya Lal Manik Lal Kendriya Hindi Sansthan is located in

(a) Agra    

(b) Bareilly

(c) Gorakhpur    

(d) Meerut

44. Dhuria is a folk dance of

(a) Avadh    

(b) Bundelkhand

(c) Purvanchal    

(d) Rohilkhand

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

(a) Alha  -     Bundelkhand

(b) Birha  -    Purvanchal

(c) Chaiti -     Rohilkhand

(d) Kajri  -     Avadh

46. Assertion (A): Uttar Pradesh, the most populous State of India, is economically a backward State.

Reason (R): There is marked disparity in the development levels in different parts of the State.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:


Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

47. As per the provisional figures of 2011 Census which one of the following districts of Uttar Pradesh has the lowest female

literacy?


(a) Ballia

(b) Deoria

(c) Gorakhpur

(d) Rampur

48. The first Governor of Uttar Pradesh was

(a) B.G. Reddy

(b) K.M. Munshi

(c) Sarojini Naidu

(d) V.V. Giri

49. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I                                 
(Newspaper)    
            

A. Dainik Aaj                        

B. The Leader                         

C. The National Herald        

D. The Pioneer

List - II
(Founder)


1. George Allen

2. Jawahar Lal Nehru

3. Madan Mohan Malviya

4. Shiv Prasad Gupta

Codes:

          A       B       C       D

(a)      4      3     2     1

(b)      4      1     3     2

(c)      2      3     4      1

(d)      1      4     2     3

50. Among the States the contribution of Uttar Pradesh to India’s total GDP in the financial year 2010-11 was

(a) largest

(b) second largest

(c) third largest

(d) fourth largest

51. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List - I           

(Traditional Fair/Festival organised by U.P. Tourism)                     

A. Cattle Fair                                                                                    

B. Dhrupad Mela                                                                               

C. Govind Saheb Mela                                                                      

D. Magh Mela                                                                                   

List – II

(Place where organised)

1. Allahabad

2. Ambedkar Nagar

3. Bateshwar

4. Varanasi

Codes:

          A        B      C       D

(a)      3      4     2      1

(b)      2      4     3      1

(c)      3       1     4      2

(d)      1       3    2      4

52. Which one of the following is not a World Heritage Site?

(a) Agra Fort

(b) Fatehpur Sikri

(c) Taj Mahal

(d) Tomb or Akbar

53. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I  (Industrial Centre)                              

A. Agra                                                             

B. Kanpur                                                       

C. Meerut                                                        

D. Moradabad                                                 

List – II (Main industry)

1. Leather goods

2. Sports goods

3. Metalware

4. Tourism

Code:

         A        B      C       D

(a)     1       4    2      3

(b)     4       1    2      3

(c)     4       3     1     2

(d)     3       1     4     2

54. Which one of the following stretches of river Ganga has been declared as National Water Way?

(a) From Allahabad to Haldia

(b) From Haridwar to Kanpur

(c) From Kanpur to Allahabad

(d) From Narora to Patna

55. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List - I  (Traditional Art/Craft)                                                 

A. Ceramics Pottery                                                                

B. Wood carving                                                                    

C. Wooden Footwear                                                             

D. Zari                                                                                    

List - II (place with which associated)

1. Bareilly

2. Khurja

3. Pilibhit

4. Saharanpur

Code:

          A        B      C       D

(a)     4       3     2      1

(b)     1       4     2      3

(c)     2       1     3      4

(d)     2       4     3      1

56. Which one of the following does not  form part of the Buddhist circuit 111 Uttar Pradesh?

(a) Kapilvastu

(b) Kushinagar

(c) Sankisa

(d) Shravasti

57. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (Place)         
                                                     

A. Kaushambi                                                               

B. Kushinagar                                                               

C. Sarnath                                                                   

D. Shravasti

List – II  (Monuments/ Ruins)

1.Dhamek Stupa

2. Ghositarama Monastery

3. Ranabhar Stupa

4. Saheth Maheth

Code:

          A       B       C       D

(a)     2       1     3      4

(b)     4       3     2      1

(c)     2       3     1      4

(d)     4       2     1      3

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

City / Town         -       River

(a) Bithoor          -      Ganga

(b) Gorakhpur     -       Rapti

(c) Jaunpur         -       Sai

(d) Kaushambi    -       Yamuna

59. Narsingh Yadav of Uttar Pradesh won Gold Medal in recent Commonwealth Games for

(a) Boxing

(b) Shooting

(c) Weight lifting

(d) Wrestling

60. The Archaeological Survey of India was established during the period of

(a) Lord Curzon

(b) Lord Wellesley

(c) Lord William Bentinck

(d) Warren Hastings

61. Evidence of an advanced water management system has been found at

(a) Alamgirpur    

(b) Dhoulavira

(c) Kalibangan    

(d) Lothal

62. The largest number of the Mantras in Rigveda belongs to

(a) Agni

(b) Varuna

(c) Vishnu

(d) Yama

63. The first inscriptional evidence of the Satipratha has been found from

(a) Eran    

(b) Junagarh

(c) Mandsaur    

(d) Sanchi

64. From which one of the following sites bone implements have been found?

(a) Chopani-Mando

(b) Kakoria

(c) Mahadaha

(d) Sarai Nahar Rai

65. The earliest evidence of agriculture in the Indian Sub-continent has been obtained from

(a) Brahmagiri

(b) Burzahom

(c) Koldihwa

(d) Mehrgarh

66. Dhoulavira is located in the State of

(a) Gujarat

(b) Haryana

(c) Punjab

(d) Rajasthan

67. The first Buddhist Council was held during the reign of

(a) Aniruddha

(b) Ajatsatru

(c) Bimbisara

(d) Udayabhadra

68. Who of the following was the first Gupta ruler to issue coins?

(a) Chandragupta I

(b) Ghatotkacha

(c) Samudragupta

(d) Srigupta

69. Which one of the following Sultans of Delhi was the first to levy the irrigation tax?

(a) Alauddin Khalji

(b) Balban

(c) Firoz Shah Tughlaq

(d) Mohammad bin Tughlaq

70. Who among the following Saints of the medieval India was born at Prayag?

(a) Kumbhan Das

(b) Ramanand

(c) Raidas    

(d) Tulsidas

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

(a) Abdur Rehman     -     Hamir Raso

(b) Chand Bardai       -     Prithvi Raj Raso

(c) Jagnik                 -     Alha - Khand

(d) Narpati Nalh         -     Bisal Deo Raso

72. Which one of the following Kings of the medieval India began the 'Public Distribution System' ?

(a) Alauddin Khalji

(b) Balban

(c) Firoz Shah Tughlaq

(d) Mohammad-bin Tughlaq

73. Which one of the following Mughal emperors abolished the Persian custom of 'Sijda'?

(a) Akbar    

(b) Aurangzeb

(c) Jahangir    

(d) Shahjahan

74. Who among the following was personally killed by Akbar?

(a) Adham Khan

(b) Bairam Khan

(c) Baz Bahadur

(d) Pir Muhammad Khan

75. At which of the following places in India did the Portuguese build their first fortress?

(a) Anjidiv    

(b) Cannanore

(c) Cochin    

(d) Goa

76. Anglo-Nepal War took place during the reign of

(a) Lord Cornwallis

(b) Lord Hastings

(c) Lord Wellesley

(d) Warren Hastings

77. The last King of the Sikh Kingdom was

(a) Daleep Singh

(b) Naunihal Singh

(c) Ranjeet Singh

(d) Sher Singh

78. In which of the following Acts the provision was made for the establishment of Supreme Court at Calcutta?

(a) Regulating Act, 1773

(b) Pitt's India Act, 1784

(c) Charter Act, 1813

(d) Charter Act, 1833


79. A vadh was amalgamated into the British dominion in the year

(a) 1853    

(b) 1854

(c) 1855    

(d) 1856

80. The ruler of England at the time of the formation of the East India Company was

(a) Charles I

(b) Elizabeth I

(c) James I

(d) James II

81. Who of the following was not the member of the Interim National Government formed in August 1946 A.D.?

(a) C. Rajagopalachari

(b) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

(c) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

(d) Jagjiwan Ram

82. Permanent Settlement of Lord Cornwallis was introduced in the year

(a) 1787 A.D.

(b) 1789 A.D.

(c) 1790 A.D.

(d) 1793 A.D.

83. 'Sankhya' philosophy is propounded by

(a) Gautam    

(b) Jamini

(c) Kapil    

(d) Patanjali

84. The originator of the Jain religion is

(a) Arya Sudharma

(b) Mahavir Swami

(c) Parshwanath

(d) Rishabh Deo

85. Who among the following is known as the ‘Light of Asia'?

(a) Gautam Buddha

(b) Mahatma Gandhi

(c) Mahavir Swami

(d) Swami Vivekanand

86. Who of the following called Gandhiji ‘Mahatma' for the first time?

(a) Jawahar Lal Nehru

(b) Madan Mohan Malviya

(c) Rabindra Nath Tagore

(d) Subhash Chandra Bose

87. Which one of the following is not true about the First Round Table Conference?

(a) It was held in 1930.

(b) It was to discuss the Report of the Simon Commission.

(c) I t was held in London.

(d) It was attended by the Congress delegation.

88. Who among the following ladies was the first to unfurl the Indian Tricolour?

(a) Aruna Asaf Ali

(b) Bhikaji Cama

(c) Durga Bhabhi

(d) Kamla Devi Chattopadhyay

89. The famous 'Lucknow Pact' was signed between the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League in

(a) 1912

(b) 1914

(c) 1916

(d) 1918

90. The tenure of the Congress Ministries formed in the elections of 1937 after the Act of 1935 was

(a) 20 month

(b) 22 month

(c) 24 month

(d) 28 month

91. Assertion (A): The Congress boycotted the Commission.

Reason (R): The Commission did not have a single Indian member.

Select the correct answer from the code given below:

Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

92. Annie Besant is mostly associated with

(a) Civil Disobedience Movement

(b) Home Rule Movement

(c) Khilafat Movement

(d) Non-Co-operation Movement

93. Who among the following took the burning of the foreign clothes as the ‘insensate waste’ during the Non-Co-operation

Movement?


(a) C.R. Das

(b) Motilal Nehru

(c) Rabindranath Tagore

(d) Vallabhbhai Patel

94. "Attainment of Swaraj within a year" was the motto of

(a) Civil Disobedience Movement

(b) Home Rule Movement

(c) Khilafat Movement

(d) Non-Co-operation Movement

95. Louis Fischer, the biographer of Mahatma Gandhi, was associated with the movement of

(a) Civil Disobedience

(b) Individual Satyagraha

(c) Non-co-operation

(d) Quit India

96. Jawahar Lal Nehru wrote the 'Discovery of India' in

(a) Ahmadnagar Fort Jail

(b) Alipur Central Jail

(c) Mandalay Jail

(d) Yervada Jail

97. Which one of the following statements is not correct about Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March?

(a) It was an altogether a pedestrian march.

(b) It started from Sabarmati Ashram and ended at Dandi.

(c) The entire march from Sabarmati was covered in 24 days.

(d) The march was started on 15 March, 1930.

98. The pamphlet entitled 'Why I am an atheist?' was written by

(a) B.K. Dutt    

(b) Bhagat Singh

(c) Rajguru    

(d) Yashpal

99. Indian National Congress was founded in the year

(a) 1885    

(b) 1886

(c) 1887    

(d) 1888

100. The statement "The so-called first national war of independence was neither first, nor national, nor a war of independence" is associated with

(a) R.C. Majumdar

(b) S.N. Sen

(c) Tarachand

(d) V.D. Savarkar

101. The President of the Lucknow Session of the Indian National Congress was

(a) A.C. Majumdar

(b) Balgangadhar Tilak

(c) Lala Lujpat Rai

(d) Motilal Nehru

102. The book 'India's Struggle for Independence' was authored by

(a) Tarachand

(b) S.N. Sen

(c) R.C. Majumdar

(d) Bipan Chandra

103. According to the provisional figures of Census 2011 the percentage of India' s population to the world population is

(a) 16    

(b) 16.5

(c) 17. 5    

(d) 18

104. Based on the provisional figures of Census 2011 the correct descending order of the tour States having toe largest population is

(a) Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, West Bengal

(b) Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, West Bengal

(c) Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Bihar

(d) Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar

105. Arrange the following States of India in descending order of their population density, as per the provisional figures of 2011

Census and select the correct answer from the code given below:

1. Bihar

2. Kerala

3. Uttar Pradesh

4. West Bengal

Codes:

(a) 1,2,3,4    

(b) 3,1,4,2

(c) 4,2,1,3    

(d) 1,4,2,3

106. According to the provisional figures of Census 2011 the district having the highest sex-ratio in India is

(a) Almora (Uttarakhand)

(b) Akola (Maharashtra)

(c) Idukki (Kerala)

(d) Mahe (Puducherry)

107. According to the provisional figures of Census 2011 the sex-ratio of children in the age group of 0 - 6 years in India is

(a) 912

(b) 913

(c) 914

(d) 915

108. According to the provisional figures of Census 2011 the district having the highest literacy rate in India is

(a) Aizawl (Mizoram)

(b) Bidar (Karnataka)

(c) Malappuram (Kerala)

(d) Serchhip (Mizoram)

109. Based on the provisional figures of Census 2011 the correct ascending order of the four States of India having the lowest literacy rate is

(a) Bihar, Rajasthan, Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand

(b) Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan

(c) Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand

(d) Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh

110. According to the provisional figures of Census 2011 the gap between male literacy rate and female literacy rate in India is that of

(a) 16.38 percent

(b) 16.68 percent

(c) 17.38 percent

(d) 17.68 percent

111. As per the WHO the safe noise level for a city is


(a) 45 db    

(b) 50 db

(c) 55 db    

(d) 60 db

112. National Ganga River Basin Authority has been constituted in

(a) October 2008

(b) February 2009

(c) October 2009

(d) March 2010

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

Tiger reserve           -         State

(a) Buxa               -        Bihar

(b) Dampha          -        Mizoram

(c) Nameri             -        Assam

(d) Namdapha       -        Arunachal Pradesh

114. Assertion (A): The areas of low density of population are often over- populated.

Reason (R): Their carrying capacity is low.

Select the correct answer from the code given below:

Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

115. The headquarters ur the LNEP are located at

(a) Geneva

(b) Kathmandu

(c) Nairobi

(d) New Delhi

116. Assertion (A): Ozone is essential for biotic life.

Reason (R): The ozone layer protects the earth's surface from high energy radiation. Select the correct answer from the code given below:

Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

117. Which one of the following atomic plants of India is located into the IV Seismic Zone?

(a) Kaiga

(b) Kalpakkam

(c) Narora

(d) Tarapur

118. Which one of the following States is called "the Ethiopia of India" because of excessive malnutrition?

(a) Bihar

(b) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Jharkhand

(d) Orissa

119. The 16th Biosphere Reserve of India 'Cold Desert' lies in

(a) Arunachal Pradesh

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Jammu and Kashmir

(d) Uttarakhand

120. Match List – I with List – II and select the correct answer from the code given below:

List – I (Critically polluted area)              

A. Chembur                                               

B. Govindgarh                                           

C. Sukinda                                                 

D. Udyog Mandal                                      

List – II (State)

1. Punjab

2. Kerala

3. Maharashtra

4. Orissa

Codes:

         A          B         C         D

(a)     3        1       4       2

(b)     3        1       2       4

(c)      1       2       4       3

(d)     4        3       1       2

121. Which one of the following cities of Uttar Pradesh does not have a municipal corporation?

(a) Aligarh

(b) Faizabad

(c) Moradabad

(d) Saharanpur

122. Assertion (A): The Asian cities are over-urbanised.

Reason (R): Their growth has outspaced their economic development.

Select the correct answer from the code given below:

Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

123. Assertion (A): Roots of urban poverty in India lie in rural areas.

Reason (R): Rural areas have low level of literacy.

Select the correct answer from the code given below:

Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

124. The most urbanised continent is

(a) Africa

(b) Australia

(c) North America

(d) Europe

125. The headquarters of the European Union are located at

(a) Brussels

(b) Helsinki

(c) Paris

(d) Rome

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

(a) Budapest          -       Hungary             

(b) Kinshasa          -       Zaire

(c) Nairobi              -       Kenya

(d) Christ Church    -      New Zealand

127. Which of the following' climates are associated with the shifting of the pressure belts?

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

1. Equatorial climate

2. Mediterranean climate

3. Monsoon climate

4. Western European climate

Codes:

(a) l and 2    

(b) l and 3

(c) 2 and 3    

(d) 2 and 4

128. Match List – I with List –II and select the correct answer from the codes.
given below:


List – I (Minerals)

A. Copper                   

B. Diamond                

C. Gold                      

D. Silver                     

List – II (Important centres)

1. Butte

2. Katanga

3. Kimberley

4. Witwatersrand

Code:

         A      B        C       D

(a)     2      4      3      1

(b)     2      3      4      1

(c)      1      3      2     4

(d)     3      1      4      2

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

(a) Berber        -       Morocco

(b) Inuits         -       Canada

(c) Semangs    -        Indonesia

(d) Veddas      -         Sri Lanka

130. Which one of the following African countries does not border with the Mediterranean Sea?

(a) Algeria    

(b) Chad

(c) Morocco    

(d) Tunisia

131. Which one of the following rivers of Asia flows towards the South?

(a) Amur    

(b) Lena

(c) Ob    

(d) Salween

132. Strait of Dover connects

(a) Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia

(b) Bay of Biscay and the English Channel

(c) English Channel and the North Sea

(d) Celtic Sea and the Irish Sea

133. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List - I (Mountain)                   


A. Allegheny                            

B. Cantabrian                           

C. Elburz                                  

D. Mackenzie                          

List – II (Country)

1. Canada

2. Iran

3. Spain

4. U.S.A.

Codes:

           A       B       C        D

(a)       4     3      2      1

(b)       4     1      3      2

(c)        2     3      4      1

(d)       1     4      2      3

134. Two largest producers of sugarbeet in the world are

(a) Belgium and China

(b) France and Russia

(c) Germany and the U.S.A.

(d) Turkey and Ukraine

135. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Muri               -      Jharkhand

(b) Alwaye            -      Kerala

(c) Dharrnapuri     -      Orissa

(d) Koyali             -      Gujarat

136. Neemrana, a model of sustainable economic development, is located in

(a) Haryana

(b) Punjab

(c) Rajasthan

(d) Uttar Pradesh

137. Assertion (A): The dry zone of India has a predominantly agrarian economy.

Reason (R): It has large potential for second Green Revolution.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

138. The most primitive tribe of India is

(a) Gonds    

(b) Jarwas

(c) Juangs    

(d) Lepchas

139. The Indian Standard Time meridian does not pass through

(a) Andhra Pradesh

(b) Chhattisgarh

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Uttar Pradesh

140. Uran is a gas based power project in

(a) Gujarat    

(b) Karnataka

(c) Maharashtra

(d) Tamil Nadu

141. Which one of the following places has the lowest annual rainfall?

(a) Bellary    

(b) Jaisalmer

(c) Jodhpur    

(d) Leh

142. Arrange the following States of India in descending order of their coal reserves and select the correct answer from the codes

given below:


1. Chhattisgarh

2. Jharkhand

3. Madhya Pradesh

4. Orissa

Codes:

(a) 2, 4, 1, 3    

(b) 2, 1, 4, 3

(c) 1, 4, 3, 2    

(d) 3, 2, 1, 4

143. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List - I (Aluminium plant)

A. Alupuram

B. Angul

C. Belgaum

D. Korba

List - II (State)

1. Chhattisgarh

2. Kerala

3. Orissa

4. Karnataka

Codes:

      A        B       C       D

(a)  4      2     3      1

(b)  2      3     4      1

(c)   1      3     4     2

(d)  2      1     3      4

144. Arrange the following States of India in descending order of their maize production and select the correct answer from the

codes given below:


1. Andhra Pradesh

2. Bihar

3. Karnataka

4. Rajasthan

Codes:

(a) 3, 2, 4, 1

(b) 1, 2, 3, 4

(c) 4, 3, 1, 2

(d) 1, 3, 4, 2

145. Konkan Railway does not connect:

(a) Belgaum    

(b) Madgaon

(c) Ratnagiri    

(d) Udupi

146. Who amongst the following has been selected for the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2010?

(a) K. Balachander

(b) Manna De

(c) Tapan Sinha

(d) V.K. Murthy

 147. Which of the following two members of the ASEAN are having border dispute over an area surrounding an ancient Hindu

Khmer temple as discussed in the 18th Summit held in May 2011?


(a) Cambodia - Laos

(b) Cambodia - Vietnam

(c) Thailand - Cambodia

(d) Thailand - Laos

148. Who amongst the following has been named for the prestigious Man Booker International Award for the year 2011?

(a) Alice Munro

(b) Chinua Achebe

(c) Ismail Kadare

(d) Philip Roth

149. Match List - I with List - II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (Winners of Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament)


A. Argentina

B. Australia

C. India

D. Netherlands

List – II (Year)

1. 2006

2. 2008

3. 2009

4. 2011

Codes:

           A      B       C      D

(a)      2      3     4     1

(b)      2      4     3     1

(c)       3      4     1    2

(d)      4      1     3     2

150. The ambitious scheme launched in June 2011 by the Government of India to provide free health care facilities to pregnant women and infants has been named as

(a) Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojna

(b) Janani Suraksha Yojna

(c) Janani-Shishu Suraksha Karyakrarn

(d) Integrated Child Development Scheme