GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 1998 (Part 2)

GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 1998 (Part 2)

51. The correct sequence of different layers of the atmosphere from the surface of the Earth upwards is
(a) Troposphere, Stratosphere, Lonosphere, Mesosphere
(b) Stratosphere, Troposphere, Lonosphere, Mesosphere
(c) Troposphere, Stratosphere, Mesosphere, Lonosphere
(d) Stratosphere, Troposphere, Mesosphere, Lonosphere

52. If 15 pumps of equal capacity can fill a tank in 7 days, then how many extra pumps will be required to fill the tank in 5 days’?
(a) 6
(b) 7
(c) 14
(d) 21

53. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched’?
1. Lothal Ancient dockyard
2. Sarnath First Sermon of Buddha
3. Rajgir Lion capital of Ashoka
4. Nalanda Great seat of Buddhist learning
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(b) 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 1 and 2

54. Which one of the following pairs of cities has recently been connected through a 6-lane express way ?
(a) Ahmedabad : Vadodra
(b) Dhaka : Chittagong
(c) Islamabad : Lahore
(d) Mumbai : Pune

55. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer
List-I List II
A. Ringgit 1. Indonesia
B. Baht 2.Siuth Korea
C. Rupiah 3.Thailand
D. Won 4.Malaysia
(a) 1 3 4 2
(b) 4 3 1 2
(c) 1 2 4 3
(d) 4 2 1 3

56. Consumption offish is considered to be healthy when compared to flesh of other animals because fish contains
(a) polyunsaturated fatty acids
(b) saturated fatty acids
(c) essential vitamins
(d) more carbohydrates and proteins

57. Consider the following statements Ahadis were those troopers who
1. offered their services singly.
2. did not attach themselves to any chief.
3. has the emperor as their immediate colonel.
4. attached themselves to Mirzas.
Of these statements
(a) 1, 3 and 4 are correct
(b) 1, 2 and 3 are correct
(c) 2 and 3 are correct
(d) 1 and 4 are correct

58. Out of three annual examinations, each with a total of 500 marks, a student secured average marks of 45% and 55% in the first and second annual examinations. To have an overall average of 60%, how many marks does the student need to secure in the third annual examination ?
(a) 450
(b) 400
(c) 350
(d) 300

59. When the Indian Muslim League was inducted into the interim government in 1946, Liyaqat Ali Khan was assigned the portfolio of
(a) Foreign affairs
(b) Home
(c) Finance
(d) Defence

60. Which one of the following ancient Indian records is the earliest royal order to preserve food-grains to be utilised during the crises in the country ?
(a) Sohagaura Copper-plate
(b) Rummindei pillar-edict of Asoka
(c) Prayaga-Prasasti
(d) Mehrauli Pillar inscription of Chandra

61. According to Meadows(1972), if the present trends in world population industrialization, pollution, food production and resource depletion continue unchanged, the “Limits to Growth” on our planet will be reached in the next
(a) 50 years (b) 100 years (c) 150 years (d) 200 years

62. Human Poverty Index was introduced in the Human Development Report of the year
(a) 1994 (b) 1995 (c) 1996 (d) 1997

63. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
List-I(Disease) List II (Organism)
A. Malaria 1. Fungi
B. Poliomyelitis 2. Bacteria
C. Tuberculosis 3. Virus
D. Ringworm 4. Protozoan
(a) 4 3 2 1 (b) 4 3 1 2
(b) 3 4 1 2 (c) 1 2 3 4

64. Consider the following
1. Tughlaquabad fort. 2. Lodi Garden
3. Qutab Minar. 4.Fatehpur Sikri.
The correct chronological order in which they were built is
(a) 3, 1, 4, 2 (b) 3, 1, 2, 4 (c) 1, 3, 2, 4 (d) 1, 3, 4, 2

65. Which one of the following satisfied the relationship Dda : aDD :: Rrb: ?
(a) D D A (b) R R R (c) b R R (d) B B r

66. The concept of Eight-fold path forms the theme of
(a) Dipavamsa (b) Divyavadana
(c) Mahaparirubban Sutta (d) Dharma Chakara Pravartana Sutra .

67. The recent Land Mines Conference to sign the historic treaty was held in the Capital city of
(a) Canada (b) Japan (c) Sweden (d) Zimbabwe

68. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched
1. Dow Jones New York
2. Hang Seng Seoul
3. FTSE- 100 London
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2 and 3 (c) 1 and 2 (d) 1 and 3

69. The Indian National Congress agreed in 1947 to the partition of the country mainly because
(a) the principle of two-Nation theory was then acceptable to them
(b) it was imposed by the British Government and the Congress was helpless in this regard
(c) they wanted to avoid large-scale communal riots
(d) India would have otherwise lost the opportunity to attain freedom

70. Haemophilia is a genetic disorder which leads to
(a) decrease in haemoglobin level (b) rheumatic heart disease
(c) decrease in WBC (d) non-clotting of blood

71. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
List-I List-II
A. 1556 1. Battle of Haldi Ghati
B. 1600 2. Nadir Shah’s capture of Delhi
C. 1686 3. Death of Shivaji
D. 1739 4. Grant of Charter to East India Company
5. Accession of Akbar
(a) 3 4 2 1 (b) 5 4 3 2
(c) 5 2 1 4 (d) 1 5 3 2

72. A square pond has 2 in sides and is 1 m deep. If it is to be enlarged, the depth remaining the same, into a circular pond with the diagonal of the square its diameter its shown in the fixture, then what would be the volume of earth to be removed ?

(a) (2p – 4) m3 (b) (4p – 4) m3
(c) (4p – 2) m3 (d) (2p – 2) m3

73. Match river labelled A, B, C and D on the given map with their names given in the list and select the correct answer

1. St. Lawrence
2. Orinoco
3. Mackenzie
4. Amazon
5. Yukon

(a) 4 3 2 1
(b) 5 3 1 2
(c) 5 4 1 3
(d) 3 1 4 2

74. Consider the following statements about acetylene
1. It is used in welding industry.
2. It is a raw material for preparing plastics.
3. It is easily obtained by mixing silicon carbide and water.
Of these statements
(a) 1 and 2 are correct (b) 1 and 3 are correct
(c) 2 and 3 are correct (d) 1, 2 and 3 are correct

75. At the time of India’s Independence, Mahatma Gandhi was
(a) a member of Congress Working Committee (b) not a member of the Congress
(c) the President of the Congress (d) the General Secretary of the Congress

76. A ball is dropped from the top of a high building with a constant acceleration of9.8 m/s7. What will be its velocity after 3 seconds’?
(a) 9.8 m/s (b) 19.6 m/s (c) 29.4 m/s (d) 39.2 m/s

77. The economist who was associated with the WTO draft document is
(a) A. K. Sen (b) T. N. Srinivasan
(c) J. N. Bhagwati (d) Avinash Dixit

78. One local and another express train were proceeding in the same direction on parallel tracks at 29km/hourand65 km/hour respectively. The driver of the former notices that it look exactly 16 seconds for the faster train to pass by him. What is the length of the faster train?
(a) 60 m (b) 120 m (c) 160 m (d) 240 m

79. In the given map, the shaded part represents Akbar’s empire at a certain empire : ‘A’ stands for an independent country and B’ marks the site of a city. Which one of the following alternatives given all correct information

(a) Akbar in 1557 : (A) Golkunda, (B) Lahore
(b) Akbar in 1557 : (A) Khandesh (B) Multan
(c) Akbar in 1605: (A) Gondwana, (B) Multan
(d) Akbar in 1605 : (A) Gondwana, (B) Lahore

80. Estuaries possess distinct blooms of excessive growth of a pigmented dinoflagellates. These blooms are called
(a) red tides (b) sea tides (c) black tides (d) sea flowers

81. Consider the following climatic conditions (northern hemisphere) :
Temperature Rainfall (C is temp, Cm is rain)
    C Cm.
J 3.9 4.7
F 4.4 5.7
M 8.3 8.2
A 14.4 9.2
M20.0 9.2
J23.3 17.7
J27.8 14.5
b 27.8 14.0
S22.3 12.7
O18.3 7.0
N12.2 5.0
D 6.7 3.5
These are most likely to be found in the natural regions of
(a) China type (b) Equatorial type
(c) Hot desert type (d) Monsoon type

82. A, B, C, D, E and F, not necessarily in that order are sitting on six chairs regularly placed around a round table. It is observed that
A is between D and F, C is opposite D, and D and E are not on neighbouring chairs.
Which one of the following pairs must be sitting on neighbouring chairs ?
(a) A and B (b) C and E (c) B and F (d) A and C

83. The number of economically active women (excluding students and those doing domestic duties in their homes) as a percentage of all women of working age (generally those aged 15-64 years) was the highest in 1996 in
(a) USA (b) China (c) Russia (d) S. Korea

84. If in a certain code SAND is VDOG and BIRD is ELUG, then what is the code for LOVE
(a) PRYG (b) ORTG (c) NPUH (d) ORYH

85. When there is noon at I.S.T. meridian people on another place of the Earth are taking their at 6 O’clock morning tea. The longitude of the place is
(a) 17 degree 30′ E (b) 7 degree 30′ W (c) 172 degree 30′ E (d) 90 degree W

86. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
List I List II
(Special characteristic) (Name of planet)
A. Smallest planet of the 1. Mercury solar system
B. Largest planet of the 2. Venus solar system
C. Planet second from the 3. Jupiter Sun in the solar system
D. Planet nearest to the 4. Pluto Sun
5. Saturn
(a) 2 3 5 1 (b) 3 5 1 2
(c) 4 1 2 3 (d) 4 3 2 1

87. The given map relates to :

(a) Kaniska at the time of his death
(b) Samudragupta after the close of his South Indian campaign
(c) Asoka towards close of his reign
(d) Empire of Thaneswar on the eve of Harsha’s accession

88. In a family, a couple has a son and a daughter. The age of the father is three times that of his daughter and the age of the son is half of his mother. The wife is nine years younger to her husband and the brother is seven years older than his sister. What is the age of the mother’?
(a) 40 years (b) 45 years (c) 50 years (d) 60 years

89. The missing fraction in the series given below is
4/ 9, 9 / 20, …. 39 / 86
(a) 17 / 40 (b) 19 / 42 (c) 20 / 45 (d) 29 / 53

90. Which one of the following schedules of the Constitution of India contains provisions regarding anti-defection Act ‘1
(a) Second Schedule (b) Fifth Schedule (c) Eighth Schedule (d) Tenth Schedule

91. Which one of the following types of micro organisms is most widely used in industries ?
(a) Bacteria (b) Bacteria and Fungi
(c) Bacteria and algae (d) Bacteria, microalgae and fungi

92. Many of the Greeks, Kushanas and Shakas embraced Buddhism rather than Hinduism because
(a) Buddhism was in the ascendant at that time
(b) they had renounced the policy of war and violence
(c) caste-ridden Hinduism did not attract them
(d) Buddhism provided easier access to Indian society

93. There are 50 students admitted to a nursery class. Some students can speak only English and some can speak only Hindi. 10 students can speak both English and Hindi. If the number of students who can speak English is 21, then how many students can speak only Hindi, how many can speak only Hindi and how many can speak only English?
(a) 21, 11 and 29 respectively (b) 28, 18 and 22 respectively
(c) 37, 27 and 13 respectively (d) 39, 29 and 11 respectively

94. Match the names of outstanding Indian scientists given in List-I with area of their specialized work given in List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists
List-I List II
A. Dr. Raja Ramanna 1.Plant Chemistry
B. Dr. M. S. Swaminathan 2.Nuclear Physics
C. Prof U.R. Rao 3.Thermodynamics
D. Prof Meghnad Saha 4.Space Research
5.Agricultural sciences
(a) 3 5 2 1 (b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 2 5 4 3 (d) 3 1 4 2

95. The satellites of which one of the following countries have helped in the preparation of a detai- -led and complete map of Antarctica?
(a) Canada (b) France (c) Russia (d) U.S.A.

96. The Indian parliamentary system is different from the British parliamentary system in that India has
(a) both a real and a nominal executive (b) a system of collective responsibility
(c) bicameral legislature (d) the system of judicial review

97. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
List-I List II
A. Fruit 1.Ovule
B. Seed 2.Leaf
C. Wood 3.Stem
D. Starch 4.Ovary
(a) 2 1 3 4 (b) 4 1 3 2
(c) 2 3 1 4 (d) 4 3 1 2

98. The member of Shivaji’s Astha Pradhana who-looked after foreign affairs was
(a) Peshwa (b) Sachiv (c) Pandit Rao (d) Sumant

99. PanchayatRajwasfirstintroducedinIndiainOctober,1959 in
(a) Rajasthan (b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Kerala (d) Karnataka

100. Some people in Manipur live in houses built on floating is lands of weeds and decaying”. vegetation held together by suspended silt. These islands are called
(a) Tipis (b) Burkhans
(c) Phoomdis (d) lzba

Posted from WordPress for Android

One Comment Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s