GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 1995 (Part 1)

GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 1995 (Part 1)

1. The word Hindu as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by
a. the Greeks
b. the Romans
c. the Chinese
d. the Arabs

2. A meteor is

a. a rapidly moving star
b. a piece of matter which has entered the earths atmosphere from outer space
c. part of a constellation
d. a comet without tail

3. Given below is a map of some countries which were parts of the erstwhile Soviet Union, with water bodies shown by shaded areas The countries marked 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are respectively
a. Tajikistan, Turkmenia. Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Kazakhstan
b. Turkmenia, Kirgizia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan
c. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan. Tajikistan, Kirgizia, Turkmenia
d. Kazakhstan, Turkmenia. Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Tajikistan

4. Which one of the following sets is correctly matched?

a. Diphtheria, Pneumonia and Leprosy  ——-   Hereditary
b. AIDS, Syphilis and Gonorrhoea  ——-   Bacterial
c.Colour blindness, Hemophilia and Sickle cell anaemia  —— Sex linked
d. Polio, Japanese B encephalitis and plague —–   Viral

5. To prevent recurrence of scams in Indian Capital Market, the Government of India has assigned regulatory powers to
b. RBI
c. SBI

6. Consider the table given below providing some details of the results of the election to the Karnataka State Legislative Assembly held in December, 1994: Political Party Percentage of popular votes obtained Number of seats secured Janata Dal 36 116 Congress 31 35 BJP 20.4 40 In terms of electoral analysis, the voterseat distortion is to be explained as the result of the adoption of the
a. Hare system
b. Cumulative vote system
c. First-past-the post system
d. Plural vote system

7. Consider the series given below: 4/12/95, 1/1/96, 29/1/96, 26/2/96, … The next term of the series is
a. 24/3/96
b. 25/3/96
c. 26/3/96
d. 27/3/96

8. Who among the following was a Brahmavadini who composed some hymns of the Vadas?
a. Lopamudra
b. Gargi
c. Leelavati
d. Savitri

9. In track meets both 100 yards and 100 meters are used as distances. By how many meters is 100 meters longer than 100 yards?

a. 0.856 m
b. 8.56 m
c. 0.0856 m
d. 1.0 m

10. The alpine vegetation in the western Himalayas is found only up to a height of 3000 meters while in the eastern Himalayas it is found up to a height of 4000 meters. The reason for this variation in the same mountain range is that
a. eastern Himalayas are higher than western Himalayas
b. eastern Himalayas are nearer to the equator and sea coast than western Himalayas
c. eastern Himalayas get more monsoon rainfall than the. Western Himalayas
d. eastern Himalayan rocks are more fertile than the western Himalayan rocks

11. A person with AB blood group is sometimes called a universal recipient because of the
a. lack of antigen in his blood
b. lack of antibodies in his blood
c. lack of both antigens and antibodies in his blood
d. presence of antibodies in his blood

12. According to the 1991 census, the highest percentage of population in India is to be found in the age group of

a. 60 years and above
b. 35 to 55 years
c. 25 to 34 years
d. 5 to 14 years

13. Which one of the following is correct in respect of the commencement of the election process in India?
a. The recommendation for election is made by the government and the notification for election is issued by the Election Commission.
b. The recommendation for election is made by the-Election Commission and the notification for election is issued by the Home Ministry at the Centre and Home Departments in the States
c. The recommendation for election is made by the Election Commission and the notification for election is issued by the President and Governors of the States concerned
d. Both the exercises of making a recommendation for election and that of issuing a notification in respect of it are done by the Election Commission

14. Match List I with List II
List-I (Eras)List-II (Reckoned)

a. Vikrama era
b. Saka era
c. Gupta era
d. Kali era
a. 3102 B. C.
b. 320 A. D.
c. 78 A. D.
d. 58 B. C.
e. 248 A. D.
a. 2 4 5 1
b. 1 3 2 4
c. 4 5 2 3
d. 4 3 2 1

15. The standard time of the following countries is ahead of behind Greenwich Mean Time depending on whether they are east or west of the longitude passing through Greenwich.
a. Cube
b. Greece
c. Iraq
d. Costa Rice
e. Japan

Which one of the following sequential orders gives the correct arrangement of the countries according to their standard time from ahead to behind GMT?

a. 5, 3, 2, 1, 4
b. 2, 4, 1, 3, 5
c. 4, 1, 3, 2, 5
d. 3, 5, 4, 1, 2

16. Which one of the following is a membrane that protects the developing embryo from desiccation?
a. Amnion
b. Allantois
c. Chonon
d. Yolk sac

17. Which one of the following Five year plans recognized human development as the core of all developmental efforts?
a. The Third Five Year Plan
b. The Fifth Five Year Plan
c. The Sixth Five Year Plan
d. The Eight Five Year Plan

18. Which of the following is/are extraconstitutional and extralegal device (s) for securing cooperation and coordination between the States in India?
a. The National Development Council
b. The Governors Conference
c. Zonal Councils
d. The Inter-State Council
a. 1 and 2
b. 1, 3 and 4
c. 3 and 4
d. 4 only

19. The original home of the gypsies was
a. Egypt
b. Russia
c. India
d. Persia

20. The technique used to transmit audio signals in television broadcasts is

a. Amplitude Modulation
b. Frequency Modulation
c. Pulse Code Modulation
d. Time Division Multiplexing

21. Which one of the following is the continent with the highest mean elevation in the world?

a. Antarctica
b. North America
c. Asia
d. South America

22. Which of the following are the objectives of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP)?
1. To stabilize agricultural prices.
2. To ensure meaningful real income levels to the farmers.
3. To protect the interest of the consumers by providing essential agricultural commodities at reasonable rates through public distribution system.
4. To ensure maximum price for the farmer.

a. 1, 2 and 3
b. 1, 2 and 4
c. 1, 3 and 4
d. 2, 3 and 4

23. Which of the fol1oing are matters on which a constitutional amendment is possible only with the ratification of the legislatures of not less than one-half of the states?
1. Election of the President
2. Representation of states in Parliament
3. Any of the Lists in the 7th Schedule
4. Abolition of the Legislative Council of a State
a. 1, 2 and 3
b. 1, 2 and 4
c. 1, 3 and 4
f. 2, 3 and 4

24. Examine the following statements I watch T. V. Only if I am bored. I am never bored when I have my brothers company. Whenever I go to the theatre I take my brother along. Which one of the following Conclusions is valid in the context of the above statements?

a. If I am bored, I watch T. V
b. If I am bored, I seek my brothers company
c. If I am not with my brother then I watch T. V.
d. If I am not bored, I do not watch T. V

25. In Sanskrit plays written during the Gupta period women and sudras speak
a. Sanskrit
b. Prakrit
c. Pall
d. Sauraseni

26. The graph given below shows the menu average monthly temperatures (in° C) md mean monthly rainful (in cms) of a place: This graph is indicative of which one-of the climatic zones of the world?
a. Wet and dry tropical
b. Rainy tropical
c. Semi-and tropical
d. Temperate marine

27. Which one of the following antimicrobial drugs is suitable for treatment of both tuberculosis and leprosy?
a. Isoniazid
b. P-aminosalicylic acid
c. Streptomycin
d. Rifampicin

28. Consider the table given below Which one of the following will fit in the place marked X?

a. Ministers who are not members of Parliament but who have to get themselves elected to either House of Parliament within six months after assuming office
b. Not more than 20 nominated members
c. Not more than 20 representatives of Union Territories
d. The Attorney General who has the right to speak and take part in the proceedings of either House of Parliament

29. In the given diagram, circle A represents teachers who can physics; circle B represents teachers who can, teach chemistry. And circle C represents those who can teach mathematics. Among the regions marked p, q, r the one which represent teachers who can teach physics and mathematics but not chemistry, is A
a. v
b. u
c. s
d. t

30. The name by which Ashoka is generally referred to his inscriptions is
a. Chakravarti
b. Dharmadeva
c. Dharmakirti
d. Priyadars

31. A parachutist jumps from a height of 5000 meters. The relationship between his falling speed, evf and the distance fallen through df is best represented as

32. Consider the map given below. The division along Indiafs coastal region indicates
a. coastal pollution zones
b. salinity density isopleths
c. the areas upto which sovereignty extends
d. underwater relief contours

33. The only snake that builds a nest is
a. Chain viper
b. King Cobra
c. Krait
d. Saw-scaled viper

34. Which one of the following can be used to confirm whether drinking water contains a gamma emitting isotope or not?
a. Microscope
b. Lead plate
c. Scintillation counter
d. Spectrophotometer

35. Who among the following have the right to vote in the elections to both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha?

a. Elected members of the Lower House of the Parliament
b. Elected members of the Upper House of the Parliament
c. Elected members of the Upper House of the state of Legislature
d. Elected members of the Lower House of the State Legislature

36. Seven men, A, B, C, D, E, F and G are standing in a queue in that order. Each one is wearing a cap of a different colour like violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. D is able to see in front of him green and blue, but not violet. E can see violet and yellow, but not red. G can see caps of all colours other than orange. If E is wearing an indigo coloured cap, then the colour of the cap worn by F is
a. blue
b. violet
c. red
d. orange

37. The Nagara, the Dravida the Vesara are
a. the three main racial groups of the Indian subcontinent
b. the three main linguistic divisions into which the languages of India can be classified
c. the three main styles of Indian temple architecture
d. the three main musical gharanas prevalent in India

38. The normal temperature of human body on the Kelvin scale is
a. 280
b. 290
c. 300
d. 310

39. In the map given below, three out of the four places marked indicate places where a thermal power station is located: The place where there is no thermal power station is marked
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

40. Match List I with List II
         List-I                      List-II

A. European trans-Continental railway
B. Trans-Andean railway
C. Trans-Siberian railway
D. Orient Expiree

1. Paris to Istanbul
2. Leningrad to Vladivostok
3. Leningrad to Volgograd
4. Buenos Aires to Valparaiso
5. Paris to Warsaw

   A B C D
a. 5 4 2 1
b. 1 4 3 2
c. 5 1 2 3
d. 1 2 3 4

41. As part of the liberalization programme and with a view to attack foreign exchange, the government and the RBI have, devised two schemes known as FCNR eAf and FCNR eBf. Which of the following is/are true regarding these two schemes?

a. Under scheme eAf RBI bears exchange rate fluctuations.
b. Under scheme eBf other banks are to meet out the difference in exchange rate fluctuations.
c. Both the schemes stand withdrawn now.
d. Only scheme eAh has been withdrawn.

a. 3 only
b. 1 and 2
c. 1, 2 and 3
d. 1, 2 and 4

42. Which one of the fo11owijg States of India does not have a Legislative Council so far even through the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1956 provides for it?
a. Maharashtra
b. Bihar
c. Karnataka
d. Madhya Pradesh.

43. A person traveled from one place to another at an average speed of 40 kilometers/hour and back to the original place at an average speed of 50 Kilometers. What is his average speed in kilometers/hour during the entire roundtrip?
a. 45
b. 201/5
c. 400/9
d. Impossible to find out unless the distance between the two places is known

44. When the same note is played on a sitar and a flute, the sound produced can be distinguished from each other because of the difference in

a. pitch, loudness and quality
b. pitch and loudness
c. quality only
d. loudness only

45. Assertion (A): A diamond sparkles more than a glass imitation cut to the same shape.
Reason (R): The refractive index of diamond is less than that of glass.

In context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct?
a. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A
b. Both A and R are true and R is not a correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true

46. In the map given four areas are differently shaded, three of which indicate cereal crops production areas and one indicates non-cereal crop production area. As per the index given, the non cereal crop production area is
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

47. In the interim government formed in 1946, the Vice-President of the Executive Council was
a. Jawaharlal Nehru
b. Dr. S Radhakrishnan
c. C Rajagopalachari
d. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

48. Which of the following are among the non-plan expenditures of the Government of India?
1. Defense expenditure
2. Subsidies
3. All expenditures liked with the previous plan periods
4. Interest payment

a. 1 and 2
b. 1 and 3
c. 2 and 4
d. l, 2, 3 and 4

49. Monoculture of commercially viable trees is destroying the unique natural profile of Thoughtless exploitation of timber, deforesting vast tracts for palm cultivation, destruct of mangroves illegal logging by tribals and poaching m1v compounds the problem. Fresh water pockets are fast drying up due to deforestation and destruction of man groves. The place referred to this quotation is

a. Sunderbans
b. Kerala coast
c. Orissa coast
d. Andaman and Nicobar island

50. The value of (a-m) (b-m) ____ (y-m) (z-m) is
a. m26 + Am25 + abm24 +. + a. b. c. z
b. m26-am25 + abm24 + a. b. c …z
c. Indeterminate

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