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UPSC IAS Prelims Exam Model Test Paper 1

Jun 6, 2015 17:45 IST

    1. Consider the following statements:

        (i) The RIRI as mentioned in economy survey stands for “Rational Investor Ratings Index (RIRI).”

        (ii) The RIRI is computed by averaging a country’s GDP growth rate and its macro-economic indicators

       (iii) The macro-economic indicators in RIRI is measured as the average of the fiscal deficit, current account deficit, and inflation (all with negative signs)

       (iv) India scores above all the BRICS nation in RIRI

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

        (a) (i),(ii) and (iv) only

        (b) (i),(ii),(iii) and (iv)

        (c) (iii) and (iv) only

        (d) (i), (ii) and (iii) only

    2. In January 2015, the central statistics office released a new GDP series that shifted the base year from 2004-05 to?

    (i) 2009-10

    (ii) 2010-11

    (iii) 2011-12

    (iv) 2012-13

     

    3. Since the end of June 2014 the international crude oil price declined by about 50%, Of this about 17% was passed on to consumers while the government retained the rest.

    Which of the above statement justifies the Government actions?

          (a) Government doesn’t want to share the margin with the people.

          (b) Accounting for uncertainty about the future movement of prices, it wants to provide a necessary cushion to absorb the effect of higher oil prices in the future.

          (c)Government of India had fixed the prices of its crude import by the past MOU with importing nation. 

          (d) The cost of refining has gone up significantly in the last few months.

     

    4. India’s overall revenue-to-GDP ratio (for the general Government) for 2014 is estimated at________   percent by the IMF.

       (a) 19.5

       (b) 25

       (c) 29

       (d) 33

     

    5. The new scheme “Pahal” by the Government of India is related to?

       (a)Nutritional support to the secondary school children.

       (b) Direct Benefits Transfer under Right to food act.

       (c)Cash transfer to the farmers due to inclement weather and crop lost.

       (d) Direct Benefits Transfer for LPG (DBTL).

     

    6. Consider the following statements:

       (i) Government has raised gas prices from US$ 4.2 per million British thermal unit to US$ 5.6 and linking pricing, transparently and automatically, to international prices.

     (ii)Government has recently disinvested 5 percent stake in Coal India Ltd.      and yielded Rs 22,500 crore,of which 5,800 crore was from foreign investors.

      (iii)   Government has Instituted a major financial inclusion—the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana under which over 12.5 crore new accounts have been opened till mid-February 2014.

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    (a)   (i) and (iii) only

    (b)    (i) and (ii) only

    (c)    (ii) and (iii) only

    (d)    (i),(ii) and (iii)

     

    7.  Consider the following statements:

        (i) Government has increased the FDI in Insurance sector from 24 percent to 49 percent.

       (ii) As per the guidelines, FDI of up to 26 per cent come under automatic route and beyond 26 per cent and up to 49 per cent government approval is needed.

     

    Based on the above statements chose the correct option?

        (a) Statement I is only correct.

       (b)Statement II is only correct.

       (c) Both statements I and II correct.

        (d)None of these.

     

    8. With reference to the Expenditure Management Commission (EMC) under the chairmanship of Dr. Bimal Jalan, consider the following statements:

        (i) The Commission will submit its interim report before the Budget of 2015-16 and its final report before the Budget of 2016-17.

        (ii) Review the major areas of Central government expenditure, and to suggest ways of creating fiscal space required to meet developmental expenditure needs, without compromising commitment to fiscal discipline.

        (iii) Suggest measures to improve allocative efficiencies in the existing expenditure classification system, including focus on capital expenditure.

     

     Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

        (a) (i) only

        (b) (ii) only

        (c)(i),(ii) and (iii)

        (d) (ii) and (iii) only

     

    9. With reference to the estimates on employment growth in India and its survey, consider the following statements:

      (i) Labour Bureau does annual survey

      (ii) National Sample Survey (NSS) does Quinquennial survey

      (ii) Census does a decadal survey

      (iv) Economic Census (EC) doesn’t have a fixed periodicity

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

        (a) (i) and (ii) only

        (b) (i),(ii),(iii) and (iv)

        (c) (i),(ii) and (iii) only

        (d) (ii) and (iii) only

     

    10. What does JAM Number Trinity solution means as per the Economic Survey 2014-15?

       (a)Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile

      (b)Jan Dhan-Awash-Mobile

      (c)Jan Dhan-Account-Money

      (d)Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Market

     

    11. Consider the following statements:

    1. Macroeconomics is a study of individual markets of demand and supply and the players or the decision-maker seen as trying to maximise their profits(as producers or sellers) and their personal satisfaction or welfare levels(as consumers).
    2. Even a large company is ‘micro’ in the sense that it had to act in the interest of its own shareholders and not necessarily in the interest of the country as a whole.

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 only

      (b) 2 only

      (c) Both 1 and 2

      (d) None of these

     

    12. Macroeconomic policies of India are pursued by which of the followings:

    1. Government of India
    2. RBI
    3. SEBI

     

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

      (a) 1 and 2

      (b) 2 and 3

      (c) 1, 2 and 3

      (d) 1 only

     

    13. Macroeconomics as a separate branch of economics, emerged after the British economist John Maynard Keynes published is celebrated book

      (a) The Wealth of Nations

      (b)On the Principles of political Economy and Taxation

      (c)The Affluent Society

      (d) The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

     

    14. Which of these are the factors of production?

           1. Land

           2. Labour

           3. Revenue

          4. Capital

     

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

        (a) 1 and 2 only

        (b) 1, 2 and 4 only

        (c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

       (d) 1, 2 and 3 only

     

    15. “An Enquiry into the Nature and Cause of the Wealth of Nations” book is written by?

      (a) Adam Smith

      (b) John Maynard Keynes

      (c) Sir Richard Hicks

      (d) Joseph Stiglitz

     

    16. Consider the following statements:

    1. Final goods produced in an economy can be classified into consumption goods and capital goods.
    2. Consumption goods can be further classified into consumer durables and non durable.

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

        (a) 1 only

        (b) 2 only

        (c) Both 1 and 2

        (d) None of these

     

    17. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) The deletion, which is made from the value of gross investment in order to accommodate regular wear and tear of capital, is called depreciation.

      (b) Net Investment = Gross investment – Depreciation

      (c)As per policy viewpoint, markets can be free market or Government controlled.

      (d)If more capital goods are produced now, less will be the productive capacity of the system in the future

     

    18. Match the following pairs:

                 Economic Systems                          Ownership

    1. Capitalism (market economy)           A.  Private ownership
    2. Socialism                                          B.  Essential and monopolies, government ownership
    3. Communism                                     C. Government ownership for almost everything

     

    Which of the followings are correctly matched?

      (a) 1-B 2-A 3-C

      (b)  1-A 2-B 3-C

      (c) 1-C 2-A 3-B

      (d) 1-B 2-C 3-A

     

    19. Who among the followings gave the Communist doctrine?

    (a)   Adam Smith

    (b)   Karl Marx and Frederick Engels

    (c)    John Maynard Keynes

    (d)   Joseph Stiglitz

     

    20. With reference to calculation of Aggregate value of goods and services produced during a year, consider the following:

         1. Expenditure method

         2. Product method

         3. Revenue method

         4. Income method

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

         (a) 1 and 2 only

        (b) 2 and 3 only

        (c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

        (d) 1, 2 and 4

     

    21. Which of the following earthquake waves is first recorded on the Seismograph?

    (a) P-waves

    (b) Rayleigh waves

    (c) S-waves

    (d) Love waves

     

    22. The Intensity scale of the earthquake is called?

    (a) Mercalli scale       

    (b) Ritcher scale

    (c) Number scale

    (d) None of the above

     

    23. The point where the energy is released during the earthquake is called?

    (a) Epicentre

    (b) Hypocentre

    (c) Circumcentre

    (d) None of the above

     

    24. The type of plate- boundary interaction along the Himalayas is known as?

     (a) Continent-continent convergence.

    (b) Divergent boundary

    (c) Transform boundary

    (d) Ocean-continent convergence

     

    25. Which one of the following is not a longitudinal valley known as ‘duns’?

    (a) Pathankot

    (b) Jammu

    (c) Dehradun

    (d) Kashmir valley

     

    26. The Godavari is the largest peninsular river system, it originates from which of the following places?

    (a) Nasik

    (b) Chota Nagpur

    (c) Amarkantak

    (d) Seshachalam

     

    27. Which one of the following rivers is known as the ‘Tsangpo’ in Tibet?

    (a) The Indus

    (b) The Brahmaputra

    (c) The kosi

    (d) The Krishna

     

    28.  The drainage pattern of a river resembling the branches of a tree is known as?

    (a) Dendritic

    (b) Radial

    (c) Trellis

    (d) Centripetal

     

    29. Tamil Nadu gets its rainfall in the winter season from?

    (a) South-West monsoon

    (b) North-Eastern monsoon

    (c) Temperate cyclones

    (d) Local air circulation

     

    30.  Which of the following states is also known as ’Molassis basin’ which is made up of soft unconsolidated deposits?

    (a) Mizoram

     (b) Sikkim

    (c) West Bengal

    (d) Kerela

     

    31. Consider the following pairs:

            Scientist/Philosopher                 Related to Concept/Hypothesis

    1. Immanuel Kant                        :   Nebular Hypothesis
    2. Chamberlain and Moulton       :   Wandering star Hypothesis
    3. Edwin Hubble                          :    Expanding universe Hypothesis

     

    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

     

    32. With reference to Big Bang Theory, which of the following statements is/are correct?

          1. In the beginning, all matter forming the universe existed in one place in the form of    a “tiny ball” (singular atom) with an unimaginably small volume, infinite temperature and infinite density.

         2. At the Big Bang the “tiny ball” exploded violently. This led to a huge expansion. It is now generally accepted that the event of big bang took place 4.7 billion years before the present.

     

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d)  Neither 1 nor 2

     

    33. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) A light year is a measure of time

      (b) The distances the light will travel in one year is equals to 9.461*1012 km having known that light travels at a speed 300,000 km/second.

      (c) The mean distance between the sun and the earth is 149,598,000 km, is known as Astronomical unit.

      (d)The light takes 8.311 minutes to reach earth from Sun.

     

    34 .The diameters of individual galaxies range from

    (a)   80,000-150,000 Astronomical Unit(AU)

    (b)   80,000-150,000 light years

    (c)    50,000-1,00,000 light years

    (d)   50,000-1,00,000 Astronomical Unit(AU)

     

    35. With reference to our Solar system, which of the following statements is/are correct?

    (a) Our Solar system is supposed to have been formed, started its collapse and core formation some time 5-5.6 billion years ago and the planets were formed about 4.6 billion years ago.

    (b) Out of the eight planets, mercury, Venus, earth and mars are called as the inner planets as they lie between the sun and the belt of asteroids the other four planets are called the outer planets.

     

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d)  Neither 1 nor 2

     

    36. Choose the ‘Jovian’ planets among planets of our Solar system?

    (a) Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are the Jovian planets

    (b)Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are the Jovian planets

    (c)Mercury and Venus

    (d)Earth and Mars

     

    37. The earth’s ocean were formed within ______ million years from the formation of the earth.

    (a) 4000

    (b) 500

    (c) 5000

    (d) 4700

     

    38. With reference to the Geological Time Scale, which of the following statements is/are correct?

    1. Sometime around 3,800 million years ago, life began to evolve.
    2. Extinction of Dinosaurs happened in Jurassic period.
    3. The Quaternary Period began with an ice age about 2 million years ago. It is often called the Age of Humans. It is divided into two epochs: Holocene and Pleistocene.

     

    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

     

    39. Arrange the following in the order of shortest to longest duration on Geological Time Scale?

    (a)Epoch-Period-Era-Eons

    (b)Eons-Era-Period-Epoch

    (c)Epoch-Eons- Period-Era

    (d)Era-Period-Epoch-Eons

     

    40. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

       (a) Due to the process of differentiation the earth forming material got separated into different layers.

       (b) The present composition of the earth atmosphere has remained same throughout the earth’s history.

       (c) Scientists at present believe that the moon was formed about 4.44 billion years ago due to “the big splat”.

       (d) Through the process of differentiation that the earth forming material got separated into different layers.

     

    41. Western Cyclonic Disturbance enters the Indian subcontinent from the west and the northwest, originate over the Mediterranean Sea and are brought into India by the______.

    (a)Westerly jet stream

    (b)Easterly jet stream

    (c)Polar jet stream

    (d)None of these

     

    42. The Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is a low pressure zone located at the equator where trade winds converge, consider the following statements:

      1. In July ITCZ is located around 20 degree-25 degree latitudes (over Gangetic plain), sometimes called the monsoon trough.

      2. Due to shift of ITCZ in north during summer, the trade winds of the southern hemisphere cross the equator and start blowing from southwest to northeast due to the Coriolis force.

     

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d) Neither 1 nor 2

     

    43. With reference to Easterly Jet stream, consider the following statements:

        1. An Easterly Jet Stream flows over the southern part of the peninsula steers the tropical depressions into India.

        2. In August it is confined to 15 degree latitude and shifts northward thereafter and crosses Himalayas.

     

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d) Neither 1 nor 2

     

    44. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

    (a)The southwest monsoon is a continuation of the southeast trade wind, deflected towards the Indian subcontinent after crossing the equator.

    (b)In winter India is under the influence of North West monsoon due to westerly jet stream

    (c)The southwest monsoon sets in over the Kerala coast by 1st june.

    (d)The shift in the position of the ITCZ is related to the phenomena of the withdrawal of the westerly jet stream from its position over the north Indian plain.

     

    45. El-Nino is a complex weather system that appears once every three to seven years, consider the following statements in this regard:

      1. The appearance of warm currents off the coast of Peru in the eastern Pacific.

      2. The word El-Nino means ‘Child Christ’ because the current appears around the Christmas in December.

     3. El-Nino was one of the reasons for the deficit rainfall in India (2014). 

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 2 and 3 only

      (c) 1, 2 and 3

      (d) 3 only

     

    46. During the south-west monsoon period after having rains for a few days, if rains fails to occur for one or more weeks, it is known as______ in the monsoon.

    (a) withdrawal

    (b) break

    (c) burst

    (d) decline

     

    47. Consider the following pairs:

                  Local wind                place

    1. Mango shower    :      kerela and Karnataka
    2. Blossom shower  :      Kerela
    3. Kalbaisakhi          :      orissa

     

    Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

      (a) 1 only

      (b)  2 and 3 only

      (c) 3 only

      (d) 1 and 2 only

     

    48. Nor Westers: These are dreaded evening thunderstorms in Bengal and Assam. These showers are useful for tea, jute and rice cultivation. In Assam these storms are known as

    (a)Bardoli Chheerha

    (b)Bohag Bihu

    (c)mango shower

    (d)None of these

     

    49. Consider the following statements:

       1. Coriolis force is responsible for deflecting wind towards right in the northern hemisphere and towards the left in the southern hemisphere.

       2. The Coriolis force is minimum at the poles and maximum at the equator.

     

    Based on the above statements chose the correct option?

       (a)   1 only

       (b) 2 only

       (c)   Both 1 and 2

       (d)None of these.

     

    50. The northern plains of India receive rainfall in winter due to cyclonic disturbances, they are of immense importance for the cultivation of ‘Rabi crops are locally known as_________.

    (a) mango showers

    (b) mahawat

    (c)blossom

    (d) chheerha

     

    51. On the Earth surface three abiotic systems are overlapping to form the realm of biotic system. The abiotic spheres are the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. The overlapping biotic sphere is called as ________?

     (a)Troposphere

     (b) Biosphere

     (c)Stratosphere

     (d) Mesosphere

     

    52. Consider the following statements:

        1. Three-fourth of the earth surface is covered by water but less than 3% is fresh water used for human consumption.

        2. Of the total fresh water available, Ice-cap has highest share of 2% followed by ground water 0.68%

     

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d)  Neither 1 nor 2

     

    53. Consider the following pairs:

            Personality                                       Concept/Term

    1. Ernst Haeckel                                Ecosystem
    2. A.G. Tansley                                  Ecology
    3. Elton                                               Ecological explosion

    Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

      (a) 1 only

      (b) 2 and 3 only

      (c) 3 only

      (d) 1 and 2 only

     

    54. Among these which is not an abiotic component of an ecosystem?

    (a)Climate

    (b)Water

    (c) Minerals

    (d) Microorganisms

    55. Consider the following statements:

    1. Consumers are called as Autotrophs.
    2. The duration of sun exposure is the photo-period.
    3. Producers are also called as Heterotrophs.

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 2 only

      (c) 1, 2 and 3

      (d) 2 and 3 only

     

    56. With reference to Chemosynthesis, consider the following statements:

       1. The synthesis of organic compounds from inorganic compounds using energy stored in inorganic substances such as sulphur, ammonia, and hydrogen. Energy is released when these substances are oxidised by certain organisms.

     2. Organisms at the bottom of oceans and in dark caves develop their food through the process of Chemosynthesis.

     

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d) Neither 1 nor 2

     

    57. With reference to productivity, consider the following statements:

      1. Primary production is defined as the amount of biomass or organic matter produced per unit area over a time period by plants during photosynthesis.

      2. The rate of biomass production is called productivity.

      3. Net primary productivity of an ecosystem is the rate of production of organic matter during photosynthesis.

       4. Secondary productivity is defined as the rate of formation of new organic matter by consumers

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1, 2 and 3 only

      (b) 1, 2 and 4 only

      (c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

      (d) 1 and 3 only

     

    58. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) The productivity of the oceans is 110 billion tons as it occupies more than two-third of the surface.

     (b) The annual net primary productivity of the whole biosphere is approximately 170 billion tons (dry weight) of organic matter.

     (c) Primary productivity depends on the plant species inhabiting a particular area. It also depends on a variety of environmental factors, availability of nutrients and photosynthetic capacity of plants.

    (d) Gross primary productivity minus respiration losses, is the net primary productivity.

     

    59. Plants and photosynthetic bacteria, fix suns’ radiant energy to make food from simple inorganic materials. Of the incident solar radiation less than 50 per cent of it is photosynthetically active radiation (PAR).Plants capture less than _____ percent of the PAR to sustain the entire world.

     (a) 40 

    (b) 30

    (c) 20

    (d) 10

     

    60. With reference to detritus food chain (DFC), Consider the following statements:

        1. Decomposers are also known as saprotrophs.

        2. Dead plant remains such as leaves, bark, flowers and dead remains of animals, including fecal matter, constitute detritus.

       3.  Detritivores break down detritus into smaller particles. This process is called fragmentation.

     

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 and 2 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) 1, 2 and 3

    (d)  2 and 3

     

    61. What is the correct sequence of occurrence events in the Indian Subcontinent?

         1. The beginning of agriculture with growing of crops like wheat and barley along the sulaiman and Kirthar hills.

        2. Cities developed on the banks of the Ganga and its tributaries.

        3. Earliest cities flourished on the banks of the river-Indus and its tributaries.

        4. Formation of Nalanda University.

     

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

      (a) 4-2-1-3

      (b) 1-3-2-4

      (c) 1-2-4-4

      (d) 1-4-3-2

     

    62. Consider the following statements:

        1. The word India comes from the Indus, called Sindhu in sanskrit.

        2. The name ‘Bharata’ was used for a group of people who lived in the northwest, and who are mentioned in the Rigveda.

       3. Manuscripts were written by hand (this comes from the Latin word ‘manu’, meaning Hand). Usually written on palm leaf, or on the specially prepared bark of a tree known as the birch, which grows in the Himalayas.

     

      Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 3 only

      (c) 2 and 3 only

      (d) 1, 2 and 3

     

    63. Consider the following statements:

        1. AD stands for two Latin words, ‘Anno Domini’, meaning ‘in the year of the Lord’ (i.e. Christ).

        2. Sometimes CE is used instead of AD and BCE instead of BC. The letters CE stand for ‘Common Era’ and BCE for ‘Before Common Era’.

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 only

      (b) 2 only

      (c) Both 1 and 2

      (d) None of these

     

    64. Consider the following pairs:

             Paleolithic Site                  State

    1. Bhimbetka                    :  Madhya Pradesh
    2. Hunsgi                          :  Karnataka
    3. Daojali  Hading             :  Arunachal Pradesh
    4. Chirand                         :  Uttar Pradesh

     

    Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

      (a) 1 and 2

      (b) 2 and 3

      (c) 3 and 4

      (d) 2 and 4

     

    65. Chose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) The period when we find environmental changes, beginning about 12,000 years ago till about 10,000 years ago is called the Mesolithic (middle stone). Stone tools found during this period are generally tiny, and are called microliths.

      (b) Ostriches were found in India during the Palaeolithic period. Large quantities of ostrich egg shells were found at Patne in Maharashtra.

      (c) Places where stone was found and where people made tools are known as factory sites.

      (d) Burzahom (in present-day Rajasthan) people built pit-houses, which were dug into the ground, with steps leading into them.

     

    66. Archaeologists are digging an excavation site as given in the figure below.

     The surface to be excavated over the years gradually rises, because people discard waste material, and generally stay and rebuild houses in the same place. After hundreds of years, this leads to the formation of a mound. Arrange the layers in terms of their age (oldest to youngest)?

       (a) 1-2-3-4

      (b) 4-3-2-1

      (c) 1-2-4-3

      (d) 4-2-3-1

     

    67. Chose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) Jadeite, a stone that may have been brought from China were found in Daojali Hading.

      (b) Domestication was a gradual process that took place in many parts of the world. It began about 12,000 years ago.

      (c) Mehrgarh site is near the Bolan Pass which is one of the most important routes into Iran. Mehrgarh was probably one of the places where women and men learnt to grow barley and wheat.

      (d) One of the most famous Neolithic sites, Catal Huyuk, was found in Afghanistan.

     

    68. With reference to the Indus valley civilization (Harappan), Consider the following statements:

           1. Cities were usually divided into two or more parts. The part to the East was smaller but higher. Archaeologists describe this as the citadel. The part to the west was larger but lower. This is called the lower town.

           2. In some cities, special buildings were constructed on the citadel. For example, in Mohenjodaro, a very special tank, which archaeologists call the Great Bath, was built in this area.

         3. Cities such as Kalibangan and Lothal had fire altars, where sacrifices may have been performed. And some cities like Mohenjodaro, Harappa, and Lothal had elaborate store houses.

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 2 and 3 only

      (c) 1, 2 and 3

      (d) 1 and 3 only

     

    69.  Consider the following pairs with respect to Harappan civilization:

                 Stone/Metals                             Usage

    1. Carnelian(red stone)               :   beads
    2. Chert                                       :  weights
    3. Copper and Bronze                  :  tools, weapons, ornaments and vessel
    4. Gold and Silver                         :  ornaments and vessel

     

    Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

      (a)    1 and 2

      (b)    2 and 3

      (c) 1, 2 and 3 only

      (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

     

    70. Chose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) Dholavira was located on Khadir Beyt in the delta of Krishna river. Unlike some of the other Harappan cities, Dholavira was divided into three parts, and each part was surrounded with massive stone walls, with entrances through gateways.

      (b) Lothal stood beside a tributary of the sabarmati, in Gujarat, close to the Gulf of Khambat. It was situated near areas where raw materials such as semi-precious stones were easily available.

      (c) A stone statue of an important man found from Mohenjodaro shows him wearing an embroidered garment.

      (d) The Harappans also made seals out of stone. These are generally rectangular and usually have an animal carved on them.

     

    71. The constituent assembly of India was step up under the framework of?

    (a) Cripps mission (1942)

    (b)Cabinet mission (1946)

    (c) Simon commission (1927)

    (d) None of these.

     

    72. The all important drafting committee had two distinguished jurist and lawyers along with the chairman Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. They were?

    (a) B.N Rau and Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer

    (b) B.N Rau and S.N. Mukherjee

    (c) Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer and K.M. Munshi

    (d) K.M. Munshi and S.N. Mukherjee

     

    73. After the creation of Constituent Assembly of Pakistan in 1947, the membership of Constituent Assembly of India was reduced to 299 from 389 earlier. What was the total number of members from the provinces in the Constituent Assembly?

    (a) 229

    (b) 70

    (c) 292

    (d) 93

     

    74. The Constituent Assembly of India was passed and adopted on which of the following days?

    (a) 24 January, 1950

    (b) 26 January, 1950

    (c) 26 November, 1949

    (d) 29 August, 1947

     

    75. The philosophy underlying the Indian constitution was embodied quite early in the Objective Resolution, which was moved in the first session of the Constituent Assembly (on 13 December 1946) by:

    (a) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

    (b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    (c) Chakravarti Rajagopalachari

    (d) Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

     

    76. The framers of Indian Constitution accommodated some of the best possible and time-tested features of other countries constitution like ‘Judicial Review ‘and ‘Preamble’? Name the country from which it has been incorporated?

    (a) Canada

    (b)Ireland

    (c)Germany

    (d) USA

     

    77. The Objective Resolution was unanimously adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 22nd January 1947, had the following provisions as given below:

          I. Adequate safeguards shall be provided for minorities, backward and tribal areas, and   depressed and other backward classes.

          II. All power and authority of the Sovereign Independent India, its constituent parts and organs of government, are derived from the people.

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    (a) I only

    (b)II only

    (c)Both I and II

    (d)Neither I nor II

     

    78. The provisions in the Constitution of India like Constitutional Amendment can be done by 2/3rd majority in Parliament  and election of the members of Rajya Sabha on the basis of proportional representation are incorporated form ?

    (a) Government of India Act, 1935

    (b)Britain

    (c) Weimer Constitution of Germany

    (d)Constitution of South Africa

     

    79. The national Anthem was adopted by the constituent Assembly on which of the following day?

    (a) 24 January, 1947

    (b) 22 July, 1947

    (c) 29 August, 1947

    (d) 26 November, 1949

     

    80. The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly had taken place on December 9, 1946 which was presided by whom as its interim president?

    (a) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

    (b)Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

    (c)Dr. Rajendra Prasad

    (d)Dr. Sachidanand Sinha

     

    81. Consider the following statements with respect to the LVM3-X/CARE mission:

        1. CE-20, India's largest cryogenic engine, designed and developed by the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre of ISRO located at Thiruvananthapuram.

       2. LVM 3 is a heavy launch capability launcher being developed by ISRO.

       3. LVM3 will be capable of placing the 4 tonne class satellites of the GSAT series into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbits.

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 2 and 3 only

      (c) 1 and 3 only

      (d) 1, 2 and 3

     

    82. What does CARE means in LVM3-X/CARE mission lifted off from Sriharikota on December 18, 2014 and successfully tested the atmospheric phase of flight?

    (a) Crew member Atmospheric Revulsion Experiment

    (b) Crew module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment

    (c) Cloud model and Atmospheric Re-examination Experiment

    (d)None of these

     

    83. With reference to IRNSS an independent regional navigation satellite system being developed by India, consider the following:

         1. It is designed to provide accurate position information service to users in India as well as the region extending up to 2500 km from its boundary.

         2. IRNSS will provide two types of services, namely, Standard Positioning Service (SPS) which is provided to all the users and Restricted Service (RS), which is an encrypted service provided only to the authorised users.   

      3. IRNSS constellation consists of seven satellites.

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

         (a) 1 only

        (b) 2 only

        (c) 1 and 2

        (d) 2 and 3

     

    84. With reference to GSAT-16, consider the following statements:

    (a) GSAT-16 is launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by Ariane-5 VA-221 launch vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana

    (b) Later ISRO's Master Control Facility (MCF) at Hassan in Tamil Nadu took control of satellite.

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2

      (b) 1 only

      (c) 2 only

      (d) Both 1 and 2

     

    85 Choose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a)PSLV has been developed to launch satellite in Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit

      (b) Currently two variants of PSLV are operational, namely PSLV-XL (with six extended strap-on motors attached to the first stage) and PSLV-Core Alone (without strap-on motors).

      (c) PSLV-C25/Mars Orbiter Mission employs the PSLV-XL version which has already been used in four earlier Missions

      (d) PSLV is a four stage vehicle with alternate Solid and Liquid propulsion stages.

     

    86. Match the following pairs:

                 Launch Vehicle                                                       Satellite

    1. Satellite Launch Vehicle-3 (SLV-3)                         A. Chandrayaan-1
    2. Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV)           B.  Rohini

            3. Polar satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV)                       C. SROSS-C

            4. Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle(GSLV)    D. EDUSAT

     

    Which of the followings are correctly matched?

      (a) 1-B 2-C 3-A 4-D

      (b) 1-A 2-B 3-C 4-D

      (c) 1-C 2-A 3-B 4-D

      (d) 1-B 2-C 3-D 4-A

     

    87. Consider the following statements:

         1. Sputnik 1 was the first artificial satellite launched by Soviet Union in 1957.

         2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was founded in 1958.

         3. GOI set up Space Commission and Department of Space (DOS) in 1972.

         4. ISRO Council and its Headquarters is located at the VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram.

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 1, 2 and 3 only

      (c) 1, 3 and 4 only

      (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

     

    88. With reference to Space X consider the following statements:

       1. Falcon 9 rocket is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX).

    2. Under a $ 1.6 billion contact with NASA, SpaceX will fly numerous cargo resupply mission to ISS, for a total of at least 12.

    3. The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth — a technically challenging feat previously accomplished only by governments.

     

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 2 and 3 only

      (c) 1 and 3 only

      (d) 1, 2 and 3

     

    89. Who is the new director of ISRO satellite centre?

       (a) AS Kiran Kumar

       (b) Shailesh Nayak

       (c)Dr Mayilsamy Annadurai
       (d) K Radhakrishnan

     

    90. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

        (a) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014.

        (b) Antrix Corporation Limited was incorporated as a private limited company owned by Government of India, in September 1992 as a Marketing arm of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

        (c) The time delay in signal reception in Polar satellite is more than geosynchronous satellite.

        (d) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-27 successfully launched fourth navigation satellite Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)-1D.

     

    91. Which of the following is/are true about ballast water management?

    1) Ballast water is used in aeroplanes for cooling their auxiliary engines.

    2) Ballast water management is regulated by IMO.

    3) Ballast water is a concern due to transfer of non-native aquatic species by ballast exchange.

     

    a) Only (1) and (2)

    b) Only (2) and (3)

    c) Only (1) and (3)

    d) All of the above

     

     92. Which of the following is/are true about CERN?

    1) CERN is the acronym of European Organization for Nuclear Research in Italian Language.

    2) CERN was founded in 1954.

    3) It is located at Geneva.

     

    a) Only (1) and (2)

    b) Only (2) and (3)

    c) Only (1) and (3)

    d) All of the above

     

    93. Which of the following statement is/are false?

    1) Cryonics is the preservation of humans and animals.

    2) Cryotronics is the practical application of cryoelectronics.

    3) Liquid hydrogen is used as a cryogenic fuel.

    4) Cryoelectronics is the field of research regarding super conductivity at low temperature.

     

    a) only (1)

    b) only (2)

    c) only (3)

    d) None of the above

     

    94. Which of the following is/are true about LiDAR?

      1) LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging.

      2) It uses laser pulses to determine distant object.

      3)In Military, it is also known as Laser Detection and Ranging.

     

    a) Only (1) and (2)

    b) Only (2) and (3)

    c) Only (1) and (3)

    d) All of the above

     

    95. Which of the statement is/are true about MAGLEV Technology?

    1) It is Magnetic Suspension technology to keep object suspended with no support.

    2) This technology is used in planes and ships.

     

    a) Only (1)

    b) Only (2)

    c) Both

    d) None of the above

     

    96. Which of the following statements is/are false about Super Moon?

    1) It is a phenomenon occurring when full moon or new moon at apogee.

    2) Full moon in case of super Moon is 12% larger and brighter than an average full moon.

     

    a) Only (1)

    b) Only (2)

    c) Both

    d) None of the above

     

     97. Which of the following is true about Cobalt-60?

     1) It is a natural isotope of cobalt.

    2) It has very short half-life period of 5.27 years.

    3) It is used in medical radio-therapy.

     

    a) Only (1) and (2)

    b) Only (2) and (3)

    c) Only (1) and (3)

    d) All of the above

     

     98. Which of the following is false about coal-bed methane?

     1) It is a natural gas.

    2) It is an artificial gas produced while extracting coal.

    3) It is also called "Sweet Gas".

     

    a) Only (1)

    b) Only (1) and (3)

    c) Only (2)

    d) Only (2) and (3)

     

    99. Which of the following disease has been completely eradicated from Earth?

    1) Rinderpest

    2) Small Pox

    3) Polio

     

    a) Only (1) and (2)

    b) Only (2) and (3)

    c) Only (1) and (3)

    d) All of the above

     

    100. Which of the following is a bio-fertilizer?

     1) Rhizobium

    2) Azobacter

    3) Azospirilium

    4) Blue-Green Algae

     

    a) Only (1)

    b) Only (1) and (2)

    c) Only (1), (2) and (3)

    d) All of the above

     

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    UPSC Prelims GS Model Test Paper 1

    1. Consider the following statements:

        (i) The RIRI as mentioned in economy survey stands for “Rational Investor Ratings Index (RIRI).”

        (ii) The RIRI is computed by averaging a country’s GDP growth rate and its macro-economic indicators

       (iii) The macro-economic indicators in RIRI is measured as the average of the fiscal deficit, current account deficit, and inflation (all with negative signs)

       (iv) India scores above all the BRICS nation in RIRI

     Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

        (a) (i),(ii) and (iv) only

        (b) (i),(ii),(iii) and (iv)

        (c) (iii) and (iv) only

        (d) (i), (ii) and (iii) only

    2. In January 2015, the central statistics office released a new GDP series that shifted the base year from 2004-05 to?

    (i) 2009-10

    (ii) 2010-11

    (iii) 2011-12

    (iv) 2012-13

    3. Since the end of June 2014 the international crude oil price declined by about 50%, Of this about 17% was passed on to consumers while the government retained the rest.

    Which of the above statement justifies the Government actions?

    (a)   Government doesn’t want to share the margin with the people.

    (b)   Accounting for uncertainty about the future movement of prices, it wants to provide a necessary cushion to absorb the effect of higher oil prices in the future.

         (c)Government of India had fixed the prices of its crude import by the past MOU with importing nation. 

          (d) The cost of refining has gone up significantly in the last few months.

    4. India’s overall revenue-to-GDP ratio (for the general Government) for 2014 is estimated at________   percent by the IMF.

       (a) 19.5

       (b) 25

       (c) 29

       (d) 33

    5 The new scheme “Pahal” by the Government of India is related to?

       (a)Nutritional support to the secondary school children.

       (b) Direct Benefits Transfer under Right to food act.

       (c)Cash transfer to the farmers due to inclement weather and crop lost.

       (d) Direct Benefits Transfer for LPG (DBTL).

    6. Consider the following statements:

       (i) Government has raised gas prices from US$ 4.2 per million British thermal unit to US$ 5.6 and linking pricing, transparently and automatically, to international prices.

     (ii)Government has recently disinvested 5 percent stake in Coal India Ltd.      and yielded Rs 22,500 crore,of which 5,800 crore was from foreign investors.

      (iii)   Government has Instituted a major financial inclusion—the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana under which over 12.5 crore new accounts have been opened till mid-February 2014.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    (a)   (i) and (iii) only

    (b)    (i) and (ii) only

    (c)    (ii) and (iii) only

    (d)    (i),(ii) and (iii)

    7.  Consider the following statements:

      (i) Government has increased the FDI in Insurance sector from 24 percent to 49 percent.

       (ii) As per the guidelines, FDI of up to 26 per cent come under automatic route and beyond 26 per cent and up to 49 per cent government approval is needed.

     Based on the above statements chose the correct option?

    (a)   Statement I is only correct.

    (b)   Statement II is only correct.

    (c)    Both statements I and II correct.

        (d)None of these.

    8. With reference to the Expenditure Management Commission (EMC) under the chairmanship of Dr. Bimal Jalan, consider the following statements:

        (i) The Commission will submit its interim report before the Budget of 2015-16 and its final report before the Budget of 2016-17.

        (ii) Review the major areas of Central government expenditure, and to suggest ways of creating fiscal space required to meet developmental expenditure needs, without compromising commitment to fiscal discipline.

        (iii) Suggest measures to improve allocative efficiencies in the existing expenditure classification system, including focus on capital expenditure.

     Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

        (a) (i) only

        (b) (ii) only

        (c)(i),(ii) and (iii)

        (d) (ii) and (iii) only

    9. With reference to the estimates on employment growth in India and its survey, consider the following statements:

      (i) Labour Bureau does annual survey

      (ii) National Sample Survey (NSS) does Quinquennial survey

      (ii) Census does a decadal survey

      (iv) Economic Census (EC) doesn’t have a fixed periodicity

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

        (a) (i) and (ii) only

        (b) (i),(ii),(iii) and (iv)

        (c) (i),(ii) and (iii) only

        (d) (ii) and (iii) only

    10. What does JAM Number Trinity solution means as per the Economic Survey 2014-15?

       (a)Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile

      (b)Jan Dhan-Awash-Mobile

      (c)Jan Dhan-Account-Money

      (d)Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Market

    11. Consider the following statements:

    1.      Macroeconomics is a study of individual markets of demand and supply and the players or the decision-maker seen as trying to maximise their profits(as producers or sellers) and their personal satisfaction or welfare levels(as consumers).

    2.      Even a large company is ‘micro’ in the sense that it had to act in the interest of its own shareholders and not necessarily in the interest of the country as a whole.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 only

      (b) 2 only

      (c) Both 1 and 2

      (d) None of these

    12. Macroeconomic policies of India are pursued by which of the followings:

    1.      Government of India

    2.      RBI

    3.      SEBI

      Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    (a)   1 and 2

    (b)    2 and 3

      (c) 1, 2 and 3

      (d) 1 only

    13. Macroeconomics as a separate branch of economics, emerged after the British economist John Maynard Keynes published is celebrated book

      (a) The Wealth of Nations

      (b)On the Principles of political Economy and Taxation

      (c)The Affluent Society

      (d) The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

    14. Which of these are the factors of production?

           1. Land

           2. Labour

           3. Revenue

          4. Capital

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

        (a) 1 and 2 only

        (b) 1, 2 and 4 only

        (c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

       (d) 1, 2 and 3 only

    15. “An Enquiry into the Nature and Cause of the Wealth of Nations” book is written by?

      (a) Adam Smith

      (b) John Maynard Keynes

      (c) Sir Richard Hicks

      (d) Joseph Stiglitz

    16. Consider the following statements:

    1.      Final goods produced in an economy can be classified into consumption goods and capital goods.

    2.      Consumption goods can be further classified into consumer durables and non durable.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

        (a) 1 only

        (b) 2 only

         (c) Both 1 and 2

      (d) None of these

    17. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) The deletion, which is made from the value of gross investment in order to accommodate regular wear and tear of capital, is called depreciation.

      (b) Net Investment = Gross investment – Depreciation

      (c)As per policy viewpoint, markets can be free market or Government controlled.

      (d)If more capital goods are produced now, less will be the productive capacity of the system in the future

    18. Match the following pairs:

                 Economic Systems                                Ownership

    1.      Capitalism (market economy)       A.  Private ownership

    2.      Socialism                                           B.  Essential and monopolies, government ownership

    3.      Communism                                    C. Government ownership for almost everything

     

    Which of the followings are correctly matched?

    (a)   1-B 2-A 3-C

    (b)    1-A 2-B 3-C

      (c) 1-C 2-A 3-B

      (d) 1-B 2-C 3-A

    19. Who among the followings gave the Communist doctrine?

    (a)   Adam Smith

    (b)   Karl Marx and Frederick Engels

    (c)    John Maynard Keynes

    (d)   Joseph Stiglitz

    20. With reference to calculation of Aggregate value of goods and services produced during a year, consider the following:

         1. Expenditure method

         2. Product method

         3. Revenue method

         4. Income method

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

         (a) 1 and 2 only

        (b) 2 and 3 only

        (c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

        (d) 1, 2 and 4

    21. Which of the following earthquake waves is first recorded on the Seismograph?

    (a) P-waves

    (b) Rayleigh waves

    (c) S-waves

    (d) Love waves

     

    22. The Intensity scale of the earthquake is called?

    (a) Mercalli scale       

    (b) Ritcher scale

    (c) Number scale

    (d) None of the above

    23. The point where the energy is released during the earthquake is called?

    (a) Epicentre

    (b) Hypocentre

    (c) Circumcentre

    (d) None of the above

    24. The type of plate- boundary interaction along the Himalayas is known as?

     (a) Continent-continent convergence.

    (b) Divergent boundary

    (c) Transform boundary

    (d) Ocean-continent convergence

    25. Which one of the following is not a longitudinal valley known as ‘duns’?

    (a) Pathankot

    (b) Jammu

    (c) Dehradun

    (d) Kashmir valley

    26. The Godavari is the largest peninsular river system, it originates from which of the following places?

    (a) Nasik

    (b) Chota Nagpur

    (c) Amarkantak

    (d) Seshachalam

    27. Which one of the following rivers is known as the ‘Tsangpo’ in Tibet?

    (a) The Indus

    (b) The Brahmaputra

    (c) The kosi

    (d) The Krishna

     

    28.  The drainage pattern of a river resembling the branches of a tree is known as?

    (a) Dendritic

    (b) Radial

    (c) Trellis

    (d) Centripetal

    29. Tamil Nadu gets its rainfall in the winter season from?

    (a) South-West monsoon

    (b) North-Eastern monsoon

    (c) Temperate cyclones

    (d) Local air circulation

    30.  Which of the following states is also known as ’Molassis basin’ which is made up of soft unconsolidated deposits?

    (a) Mizoram

     (b) Sikkim

    (c) West Bengal

    (d) Kerela

    31. Consider the following pairs:

            Scientist/Philosopher                 Related to Concept/Hypothesis

    1.      Immanuel Kant                        :       Nebular Hypothesis

    2.      Chamberlain and Moulton     :       Wandering star Hypothesis

    3.      Edwin Hubble                          :       Expanding universe Hypothesis

    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

    32. With reference to Big Bang Theory, which of the following statements is/are correct?

          1. In the beginning, all matter forming the universe existed in one place in the form of    a “tiny ball” (singular atom) with an unimaginably small volume, infinite temperature and infinite density.

         2. At the Big Bang the “tiny ball” exploded violently. This led to a huge expansion. It is now generally accepted that the event of big bang took place 4.7 billion years before the present.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d)  Neither 1 nor 2

    33. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) A light year is a measure of time

      (b) The distances the light will travel in one year is equals to 9.461*1012 km having known that light travels at a speed 300,000 km/second.

      (c) The mean distance between the sun and the earth is 149,598,000 km, is known as Astronomical unit.

      (d)The light takes 8.311 minutes to reach earth from Sun.

    34 .The diameters of individual galaxies range from

    (a)   80,000-150,000 Astronomical Unit(AU)

    (b)   80,000-150,000 light years

    (c)    50,000-1,00,000 light years

    (d)   50,000-1,00,000 Astronomical Unit(AU)

    35 With reference to our Solar system, which of the following statements is/are correct?

    (a) Our Solar system is supposed to have been formed, started its collapse and core formation some time 5-5.6 billion years ago and the planets were formed about 4.6 billion years ago.

    (b) Out of the eight planets, mercury, Venus, earth and mars are called as the inner planets as they lie between the sun and the belt of asteroids the other four planets are called the outer planets.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d)  Neither 1 nor 2

    36 Choose the ‘Jovian’ planets among planets of our Solar system?

    (a) Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are the Jovian planets

    (b)Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are the Jovian planets

    (c)Mercury and Venus

    (d)Earth and Mars

    37. The earth’s ocean were formed within ______ million years from the formation of the earth.

    (a) 4000

    (b) 500

    (c) 5000

    (d) 4700

    38. With reference to the Geological Time Scale, which of the following statements is/are correct?

    1.      Sometime around 3,800 million years ago, life began to evolve.

    2.      Extinction of Dinosaurs happened in Jurassic period.

    3.      The Quaternary Period began with an ice age about 2 million years ago. It is often called the Age of Humans. It is divided into two epochs: Holocene and Pleistocene.

    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

    39. Arrange the following in the order of shortest to longest duration on Geological Time Scale?

    (a)Epoch-Period-Era-Eons

    (b)Eons-Era-Period-Epoch

    (c)Epoch-Eons- Period-Era

    (d)Era-Period-Epoch-Eons

    40. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) Due to the process of differentiation the earth forming material got separated into different layers.

       (b) The present composition of the earth atmosphere has remained same throughout the earth’s history.

     (c) Scientists at present believe that the moon was formed about 4.44 billion years ago due to “the big splat”.

    (d) Through the process of differentiation that the earth forming material got separated into different layers.

    41. Western Cyclonic Disturbance enters the Indian subcontinent from the west and the northwest, originate over the Mediterranean Sea and are brought into India by the______.

    (a)Westerly jet stream

    (b)Easterly jet stream

    (c)Polar jet stream

    (d)None of these

    42. The Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is a low pressure zone located at the equator where trade winds converge, consider the following statements:

      1. In July ITCZ is located around 20 degree-25 degree latitudes (over Gangetic plain), sometimes called the monsoon trough.

     2. Due to shift of ITCZ in north during summer, the trade winds of the southern hemisphere cross the equator and start blowing from southwest to northeast due to the Coriolis force.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d) Neither 1 nor 2

    43. With reference to Easterly Jet stream, consider the following statements:

        1 An Easterly Jet Stream flows over the southern part of the peninsula steers the tropical depressions into India.

      2 In August it is confined to 15 degree latitude and shifts northward thereafter and crosses Himalayas.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d) Neither 1 nor 2

    44. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

    (a)The southwest monsoon is a continuation of the southeast trade wind, deflected towards the Indian subcontinent after crossing the equator.

    (b)In winter India is under the influence of North West monsoon due to westerly jet stream

    (c)The southwest monsoon sets in over the Kerala coast by 1st june.

    (d)The shift in the position of the ITCZ is related to the phenomena of the withdrawal of the westerly jet stream from its position over the north Indian plain.

    45. El-Nino is a complex weather system that appears once every three to seven years, consider the following statements in this regard:

      1. The appearance of warm currents off the coast of Peru in the eastern Pacific.

      2. The word El-Nino means ‘Child Christ’ because the current appears around the Christmas in December.

     3. El-Nino was one of the reasons for the deficit rainfall in India (2014). 

      Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 2 and 3 only

      (c) 1, 2 and 3

      (d) 3 only

    46. During the south-west monsoon period after having rains for a few days, if rains fails to occur for one or more weeks, it is known as______ in the monsoon.

    (a) withdrawal

    (b) break

    (c) burst

    (d) decline

    47. Consider the following pairs:

                  Local wind                place

    1.      Mango shower    :      kerela and Karnataka

    2.      Blossom shower  :      Kerela

    3.      Kalbaisakhi         :      orissa

    Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

    (c)    1 only

    (d)    2 and 3 only

      (c) 3 only

      (d) 1 and 2 only

    48. Nor Westers: These are dreaded evening thunderstorms in Bengal and Assam. These showers are useful for tea, jute and rice cultivation. In Assam these storms are known as

    (a)Bardoli Chheerha

    (b)Bohag Bihu

    (c)mango shower

    (d)None of these

    49. Consider the following statements:

       1. Coriolis force is responsible for deflecting wind towards right in the northern hemisphere and towards the left in the southern hemisphere.

       2. The Coriolis force is minimum at the poles and maximum at the equator.

    Based on the above statements chose the correct option?

    (d)   1 only

    (e)   2 only

    (f)     Both 1 and 2

        (d)None of these.

    50. The northern plains of India receive rainfall in winter due to cyclonic disturbances, they are of immense importance for the cultivation of ‘Rabi crops are locally known as_________.

    (a) mango showers

    (b) mahawat

    (c)blossom

    (d) chheerha

    51. On the Earth surface three abiotic systems are overlapping to form the realm of biotic system. The abiotic spheres are the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. The overlapping biotic sphere is called as ________?

     (a)Troposphere

     (b) Biosphere

     (c)Stratosphere

     (d) Mesosphere

    52. Consider the following statements:

        1. Three-fourth of the earth surface is covered by water but less than 3% is fresh water used for human consumption.

        2. Of the total fresh water available, Ice-cap has highest share of 2% followed by ground water 0.68%

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d)  Neither 1 nor 2

    53. Consider the following pairs:

     Personality                                            Concept/Term

    1.      Ernst Haeckel                                Ecosystem

    2.      A.G. Tansley                                  Ecology

    3.      Elton                                               Ecological explosion

    Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

    (e)   1 only

    (f)      2 and 3 only

      (c) 3 only

      (d) 1 and 2 only

    54. Among these which is not an abiotic component of an ecosystem?

    (a)Climate

    (b)Water

    (c) Minerals

    (d) Microorganisms

    55. Consider the following statements:

    1.      Consumers are called as Autotrophs.

    2.      The duration of sun exposure is the photo-period.

    3.      Producers are also called as Heterotrophs.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 2 only

      (c) 1, 2 and 3

      (d) 2 and 3 only

    56. With reference to Chemosynthesis, consider the following statements:

       1. The synthesis of organic compounds from inorganic compounds using energy stored in inorganic substances such as sulphur, ammonia, and hydrogen. Energy is released when these substances are oxidised by certain organisms.

     2. Organisms at the bottom of oceans and in dark caves develop their food through the process of Chemosynthesis.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) Both 1 and 2

    (d) Neither 1 nor 2

    57. With reference to productivity, consider the following statements:

      1. Primary production is defined as the amount of biomass or organic matter produced per unit area over a time period by plants during photosynthesis.

      2. The rate of biomass production is called productivity.

      3. Net primary productivity of an ecosystem is the rate of production of organic matter during photosynthesis.

       4. Secondary productivity is defined as the rate of formation of new organic matter by consumers

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1, 2 and 3 only

      (b) 1, 2 and 4 only

      (c) 1, 2, 3 and 4

      (d) 1 and 3 only

    58. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) The productivity of the oceans is 110 billion tons as it occupies more than two-third of the surface.

     (b) The annual net primary productivity of the whole biosphere is approximately 170 billion tons (dry weight) of organic matter.

     (c) Primary productivity depends on the plant species inhabiting a particular area. It also depends on a variety of environmental factors, availability of nutrients and photosynthetic capacity of plants.

    (d) Gross primary productivity minus respiration losses, is the net primary productivity.

    59. Plants and photosynthetic bacteria, fix suns’ radiant energy to make food from simple inorganic materials. Of the incident solar radiation less than 50 per cent of it is photosynthetically active radiation (PAR).Plants capture less than _____ percent of the PAR to sustain the entire world

     (a) 40 

    (b) 30

    (c) 20

    (d) 10

    60. With reference to detritus food chain (DFC), Consider the following statements:

        1. Decomposers are also known as saprotrophs.

        2. Dead plant remains such as leaves, bark, flowers and dead remains of animals, including fecal matter, constitute detritus.

    3.  Detritivores break down detritus into smaller particles. This process is called fragmentation.

    Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    (a) 1 and 2 only

    (b) 2 only

    (c) 1, 2 and 3

    (d)  2 and 3

    61. What is the correct sequence of occurrence events in the Indian Subcontinent?

         1. The beginning of agriculture with growing of crops like wheat and barley along the sulaiman and Kirthar hills.

        2. Cities developed on the banks of the Ganga and its tributaries.

        3. Earliest cities flourished on the banks of the river-Indus and its tributaries.

        4. Formation of Nalanda University.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

      (a) 4-2-1-3

      (b) 1-3-2-4

      (c) 1-2-4-4

      (d) 1-4-3-2

    62. Consider the following statements:

        1. The word India comes from the Indus, called Sindhu in sanskrit.

        2. The name ‘Bharata’ was used for a group of people who lived in the northwest, and who are mentioned in the Rigveda.

       3. Manuscripts were written by hand (this comes from the Latin word ‘manu’, meaning Hand). Usually written on palm leaf, or on the specially prepared bark of a tree known as the birch, which grows in the Himalayas.

     

      Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 3 only

      (c) 2 and 3 only

      (d) 1, 2 and 3

    63. Consider the following statements:

        1. AD stands for two Latin words, ‘Anno Domini’, meaning ‘in the year of the Lord’ (i.e. Christ).

        2. Sometimes CE is used instead of AD and BCE instead of BC. The letters CE stand for ‘Common Era’ and BCE for ‘Before Common Era’.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 only

      (b) 2 only

      (c) Both 1 and 2

      (d) None of these

    64. Consider the following pairs:

             Paleolithic Site                        State

    4.      Bhimbetka                        :  Madhya Pradesh

    5.      Hunsgi                               :  Karnataka

    6.      Daojali  Hading                :  Arunachal Pradesh

    7.      Chirand                             :  Uttar Pradesh

     

    Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

    (g)   1 and 2

    (h)    2 and 3

      (c) 3 and 4

      (d) 2 and 4

    65. Chose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) The period when we find environmental changes, beginning about 12,000 years ago till about 10,000 years ago is called the Mesolithic (middle stone). Stone tools found during this period are generally tiny, and are called microliths.

      (b) Ostriches were found in India during the Palaeolithic period. Large quantities of ostrich egg shells were found at Patne in Maharashtra.

      (c) Places where stone was found and where people made tools are known as factory sites.

      (d) Burzahom (in present-day Rajasthan) people built pit-houses, which were dug into the ground, with steps leading into them.

    66. Archaeologists are digging an excavation site as given in the figure below.

    excavation

     The surface to be excavated over the years gradually rises, because people discard waste material, and generally stay and rebuild houses in the same place. After hundreds of years, this leads to the formation of a mound. Arrange the layers in terms of their age (oldest to youngest)?

       (a) 1-2-3-4

      (b) 4-3-2-1

      (c) 1-2-4-3

      (d) 4-2-3-1

    67. Chose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) Jadeite, a stone that may have been brought from China were found in Daojali Hading.

      (b) Domestication was a gradual process that took place in many parts of the world. It began about 12,000 years ago.

      (c) Mehrgarh site is near the Bolan Pass which is one of the most important routes into Iran. Mehrgarh was probably one of the places where women and men learnt to grow barley and wheat.

      (d) One of the most famous Neolithic sites, Catal Huyuk, was found in Afghanistan.

    68. With reference to the Indus valley civilization (Harappan), Consider the following statements:

           1. Cities were usually divided into two or more parts. The part to the East was smaller but higher. Archaeologists describe this as the citadel. The part to the west was larger but lower. This is called the lower town.

           2. In some cities, special buildings were constructed on the citadel. For example, in Mohenjodaro, a very special tank, which archaeologists call the Great Bath, was built in this area.

         3. Cities such as Kalibangan and Lothal had fire altars, where sacrifices may have been performed. And some cities like Mohenjodaro, Harappa, and Lothal had elaborate store houses.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 2 and 3 only

      (c) 1, 2 and 3

      (d) 1 and 3 only

    69.  Consider the following pairs with respect to Harappan civilization:

                 Stone/Metals                             Usage

    1.      Carnelian(red stone)               :   beads

    2.      Chert                                          :  weights

    3.      Copper and Bronze                  :  tools, weapons, ornaments and vessel

    4.      Gold and Silver                         :  ornaments and vessel

    Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

    (c)    1 and 2

    (d)    2 and 3

      (c) 1, 2 and 3 only

      (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

    70. Chose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a) Dholavira was located on Khadir Beyt in the delta of Krishna river. Unlike some of the other Harappan cities, Dholavira was divided into three parts, and each part was surrounded with massive stone walls, with entrances through gateways.

      (b) Lothal stood beside a tributary of the sabarmati, in Gujarat, close to the Gulf of Khambat. It was situated near areas where raw materials such as semi-precious stones were easily available.

      (c) A stone statue of an important man found from Mohenjodaro shows him wearing an embroidered garment.

      (d) The Harappans also made seals out of stone. These are generally rectangular and usually have an animal carved on them.

    71. The constituent assembly of India was step up under the framework of?

    (a) Cripps mission (1942)

    (b)Cabinet mission (1946)

    (c) Simon commission (1927)

    (d) None of these.

    72. The all important drafting committee had two distinguished jurist and lawyers along with the chairman Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. They were?

    (a) B.N Rau and Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer

    (b) B.N Rau and S.N. Mukherjee

    (c) Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer and K.M. Munshi

    (d) K.M. Munshi and S.N. Mukherjee

    73. After the creation of Constituent Assembly of Pakistan in 1947, the membership of Constituent Assembly of India was reduced to 299 from 389 earlier. What was the total number of members from the provinces in the Constituent Assembly?

    (a) 229

    (b) 70

    (c) 292

    (d) 93

     

    74. The Constituent Assembly of India was passed and adopted on which of the following days?

    (a) 24 January, 1950

    (b) 26 January, 1950

    (c) 26 November, 1949

    (d) 29 August, 1947

     

    75. The philosophy underlying the Indian constitution was embodied quite early in the Objective Resolution, which was moved in the first session of the Constituent Assembly (on 13 December 1946) by:

    (a) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

    (b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

    (c) Chakravarti Rajagopalachari

    (d) Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

    76. The framers of Indian Constitution accommodated some of the best possible and time-tested features of other countries constitution like ‘Judicial Review ‘and ‘Preamble’? Name the country from which it has been incorporated?

    (a) Canada

    (b)Ireland

    (c)Germany

    (d) USA

    77. The Objective Resolution was unanimously adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 22nd January 1947, had the following provisions as given below:

          I. Adequate safeguards shall be provided for minorities, backward and tribal areas, and   depressed and other backward classes.

          II. All power and authority of the Sovereign Independent India, its constituent parts and organs of government, are derived from the people.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    (a) I only

    (b)II only

    (c)Both I and II

    (d)Neither I nor II

    78. The provisions in the Constitution of India like Constitutional Amendment can be done by 2/3rd majority in Parliament  and election of the members of Rajya Sabha on the basis of proportional representation are incorporated form ?

    (a) Government of India Act, 1935

    (b)Britain

    (c) Weimer Constitution of Germany

    (d)Constitution of South Africa

    79. The national Anthem was adopted by the constituent Assembly on which of the following day?

    (a) 24 January, 1947

    (b) 22 July, 1947

    (c) 29 August, 1947

    (d) 26 November, 1949

    80. The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly had taken place on December 9, 1946 which was presided by whom as its interim president?

    (a) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

    (b)Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

    (c)Dr. Rajendra Prasad

    (d)Dr. Sachidanand Sinha

     

    81. Consider the following statements with respect to the LVM3-X/CARE mission:

        1. CE-20, India's largest cryogenic engine, designed and developed by the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre of ISRO located at Thiruvananthapuram.

       2. LVM 3 is a heavy launch capability launcher being developed by ISRO.

       3. LVM3 will be capable of placing the 4 tonne class satellites of the GSAT series into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbits.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 2 and 3 only

      (c) 1 and 3 only

      (d) 1, 2 and 3

    82. What does CARE means in LVM3-X/CARE mission lifted off from Sriharikota on December 18, 2014 and successfully tested the atmospheric phase of flight?

    (a) Crew member Atmospheric Revulsion Experiment

    (b) Crew module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment

    (c) Cloud model and Atmospheric Re-examination Experiment

    (d)None of these

    83. With reference to IRNSS an independent regional navigation satellite system being developed by India, consider the following:

         1. It is designed to provide accurate position information service to users in India as well as the region extending up to 2500 km from its boundary.

         2. IRNSS will provide two types of services, namely, Standard Positioning Service (SPS) which is provided to all the users and Restricted Service (RS), which is an encrypted service provided only to the authorised users.   

      3. IRNSS constellation consists of seven satellites.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

         (a) 1 only

        (b) 2 only

        (c) 1 and 2

        (d) 2 and 3

    84. With reference to GSAT-16, consider the following statements:

    (a) GSAT-16 is launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by Ariane-5 VA-221 launch vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana

    (b) Later ISRO's Master Control Facility (MCF) at Hassan in Tamil Nadu took control of satellite.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2

      (b) 1 only

      (c) 2 only

      (d) Both 1 and 2

    85 Choose the false statement among the following statements:

      (a)PSLV has been developed to launch satellite in Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit

      (b) Currently two variants of PSLV are operational, namely PSLV-XL (with six extended strap-on motors attached to the first stage) and PSLV-Core Alone (without strap-on motors).

      (c) PSLV-C25/Mars Orbiter Mission employs the PSLV-XL version which has already been used in four earlier Missions

      (d) PSLV is a four stage vehicle with alternate Solid and Liquid propulsion stages.

    86. Match the following pairs:

                 Launch Vehicle                                           Satellite

    8.      Satellite Launch Vehicle-3 (SLV-3)                             A.  Chandrayaan-1

    9.      Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV)                   B.  Rohini

    10.  Polar satellite Launch Vehicle(PSLV)                             C. SROSS-C

    11.  Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle(GSLV)       D. EDUSAT

    Which of the followings are correctly matched?

    (i)     1-B 2-C 3-A 4-D

    (j)      1-A 2-B 3-C 4-D

      (c) 1-C 2-A 3-B 4-D

      (d) 1-B 2-C 3-D 4-A

    87. Consider the following statements:

         1. Sputnik 1 was the first artificial satellite launched by Soviet Union in 1957.

         2. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was founded in 1958.

         3. GOI set up Space Commission and Department of Space (DOS) in 1972.

         4. ISRO Council and its Headquarters is located at the VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 1, 2 and 3 only

      (c) 1, 3 and 4 only

      (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

    88. With reference to Space X consider the following statements:

       1. Falcon 9 rocket is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX).

    2. Under a $ 1.6 billion contact with NASA, SpaceX will fly numerous cargo resupply mission to ISS, for a total of at least 12.

    3. The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth — a technically challenging feat previously accomplished only by governments.

    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      (a) 1 and 2 only

      (b) 2 and 3 only

      (c) 1 and 3 only

      (d) 1, 2 and 3

    89. Who is the new director of ISRO satellite centre?

       (a) AS Kiran Kumar

       (b) Shailesh Nayak

       (c)Dr Mayilsamy Annadurai
       (d) K Radhakrishnan

    90. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

       (a) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014.

       (b) Antrix Corporation Limited was incorporated as a private limited company owned by Government of India, in September 1992 as a Marketing arm of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

           (c) The time delay in signal reception in Polar satellite is more than geosynchronous satellite.

          (d) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-27 successfully launched fourth navigation satellite Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)-1D.

    91. Which of the following is/are true about ballast water management?

    1) Ballast water is used in aeroplanes for cooling their auxiliary engines.

    2) Ballast water management is regulated by IMO.

    3) Ballast water is a concern due to transfer of non-native aquatic species by ballast exchange.

     

    a) Only (1) and (2)

    b) Only (2) and (3)

    c) Only (1) and (3)

    d) All of the above

     

     

    92. Which of the following is/are true about CERN?

    1) CERN is the acronym of European Organization for Nuclear Research in Italian Language.

    2) CERN was founded in 1954.

    3) It is located at Geneva.

     

    a) Only (1) and (2)

    b) Only (2) and (3)

    c) Only (1) and (3)

    d) All of the above

     

     

    93. Which of the following statement is/are false?

    1) Cryonics is the preservation of humans and animals.

    2) Cryotronics is the practical application of cryoelectronics.

    3) Liquid hydrogen is used as a cryogenic fuel.

    4) Cryoelectronics is the field of research regarding super conductivity at low temperature.

     

    a) only (1)

    b) only (2)

    c) only (3)

    d) None of the above

     

     

    94. Which of the following is/are true about LiDAR?

      1) LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging.

      2) It uses laser pulses to determine distant object.

      3)In Military, it is also known as Laser Detection and Ranging.

     

    a) Only (1) and (2)

    b) Only (2) and (3)

    c) Only (1) and (3)

    d) All of the above

     

     

    95. Which of the statement is/are true about MAGLEV Technology?

    1) It is Magnetic Suspension technology to keep object suspended with no support.

    2) This technology is used in planes and ships.

     

    a) Only (1)

    b) Only (2)

    c) Both

    d) None of the above

     

     

    96. Which of the following statements is/are false about Super Moon?

    1) It is a phenomenon occurring when full moon or new moon at apogee.

    2) Full moon in case of super Moon is 12% larger and brighter than an average full moon.

     

    a) Only (1)

    b) Only (2)

    c) Both

    d) None of the above

     

     

    97. Which of the following is true about Cobalt-60?

     

    1) It is a natural isotope of cobalt.

    2) It has very short half-life period of 5.27 years.

    3) It is used in medical radio-therapy.

     

    a) Only (1) and (2)

    b) Only (2) and (3)

    c) Only (1) and (3)

    d) All of the above

     

     

    98. Which of the following is false about coal-bed methane?

     

    1) It is a natural gas.

    2) It is an artificial gas produced while extracting coal.

    3) It is also called "Sweet Gas".

     

    a) Only (1)

    b) Only (1) and (3)

    c) Only (2)

    d) Only (2) and (3)

     

     

    99. Which of the following disease has been completely eradicated from Earth?

    1) Rinderpest

    2) Small Pox

    3) Polio

     

    a) Only (1) and (2)

    b) Only (2) and (3)

    c) Only (1) and (3)

    d) All of the above

     

     

    100. Which of the following is a bio-fertilizer?

     

    1) Rhizobium

    2) Azobacter

    3) Azospirilium

    4) Blue-Green Algae

     

    a) Only (1)

    b) Only (1) and (2)

    c) Only (1), (2) and (3)

    d) All of the above

     

     

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