GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2000 (Part 2)

GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2000 (Part 2)

51. The Parliament can make any law for the whole or any part of India for implementing International treaties
(a) with the consent of all the States
(b) with the consent of the majority of States
(c) with the consent of the States concerned
(d) without the consent of any State

52. A bag contains 20 balls. 8 balls are green, 7 are white and 5 are red. What is the minimum number of balls that must be picked up from the bag blind-folded (without replacing &.y of it) to be assured of picking atleast one ball of each colour ?
(a) 4 (b) 7
(c) 11 (d) 16

53. In an open economy, the national income (Y) of the economy is :
(C, I, G, X, M stand for Consumption, Investment, Govt. Expenditure, total exports and total imports respectively)
(a) Y= C + I + G + X
(b) Y= C + I + G – X + M
(c) Y= C + I + G + (X – M)
(d) Y= C + I – G + X – M

54. Which one of the following is NOT a feature of the Government of India Act of 1935 ?
(a) Diarchy at the Centre as well as in the provinces
(b) A bicameral legislature
(c) Provincial autonomy
(d) An All-India Federation

55. The correct sequence in decreasing order of the four sugarcane producing States in India is
(a) Maharashtra, UP, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
(b) UP, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
(c) Maharashtra, U.P, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
(d) UP, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu

56. Which one of the following statements about a Money Bill is not correct ?
(a) A Money Bill can be tabled in either House of Parliament
(b) The Speaker of Lok Sabha is the final authority to decide whether a Bill is a .Money Bill or not
(c) The Rajya Sabha must return a Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha and send it for consideration within 14 days
(d) The President cannot return a Money Bill to the Lok Sabha for reconsideration

57. Consider the following features of newer models of motor cars :
1. Radial tyres
2. Streamline body
3. Multipoint fuel injection
4. Catalytic converter with exhaust
Which of these features make the newer models of motor cars more fueld efficient ?
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 2, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 3 and 4

58. The Indian National Army (I.N.A.) came into existence in 1943 in
(a) Japan (b) then Burma
(c) Singapore (d) then Malaya

59. Which one of the following has a greater perimeter than the rest ?
(a) A square with an area of 36 sq. cm.
(b) An equilateral triangle with a side of 9 cm.
(c) A rectangle with 10 cm as length and 40 sq. cm. as area
(d) A circle with a radius of 4 cm.

60. Match the cities labelled as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the given map with the names of the institutes located in these cities and select the correct answer using the codes given below the names of
the institutes

Name of institutes
A. Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
B. Central Sheep Breeding Farm
C. National Dairy Research Institute
D. National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management
(a) 5 1 3 2
(b) 5 2 1 4
(c) 4 2 1 3
(d) 1 2 3 4

61. A rise in ‘ SENSEX’ means
(a) a rise in prices of shares of all companies registered with Bombay Stock Exchange
(b) arise in prices of shares of all companies registered with National Stock Exchange
(c) an overall rise in prices of shares of group of companies registered with Bombay Stock Exchange
(d) a rise in prices of shares of all companies belonging to a group of companies registered with Bombay Stock Exchange

62. The new G D P series released by the C S O in February, 1999 is with reference to base price of
(a) 1991-92 (b) 1992-93
(c) 1993-94 (d) 1994-95


In the given figure �OQP = 30� and �ORP = 20�, �QOR is equal to
(a) 1001 (b) 1200 (c) 1301 (d) 1400

64. Consider the following statements :
1. Maharashtra has the highest acreage under jawar in India.
2. Gujarat is the largest producer of groundnut in India.
3. Rajasthan has the largest area of cultivable wasteland in India.
4. Andhra Pradesh has the highest per hectare yield of maize in India.
Which of these statements are correct ?
(a) 1 and 4 (b) 2 and 3 (c) 1 and 3 (d) 2 and 4

65. A club has 1,08 members. Two-thirds of them are men and the rest are women. All members are married except for 9 women members. How many married women are there in the club?
(a) 20 (b) 24 (c) 27 (d) 30

66. The last major extension of British Indian territory took place during the time of
(a) Dufferin (b) Dalhousie (c) Lytton (d) Curzon

67. Fluorescent tubes are fitted with a choke. The choke coil
(a) steps up the line voltage (b) steps down the line voltage
(c) reduces current in the circuit (d) chokes low frequency currents

68. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Baki Itihas Badal Sarkar (b) Sita Swayamvar : Vishnu Das Bhave
(c) Yayati Girish Kamad (d) Giddha Jabbar Patel

69. The following figure represents times vs. learning curves of two students. Q and R for learning a mathematics lesson

Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the graph
(a) R started slowly in the beginning but got ahead of Q. to complete learning the lesson
(b) Q started slowly and finished learning the lesson earlier then R
(c) R was always faster than Q in learning mathematics
(d) Q was always faster than R in learning mathematics

70. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
List I (Industrial Unit) List II (Centre)
A. Atlas Cycle Company Ltd. 1. Bangalore
B. Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. 2. Bhubaneswar
C. Indian Farmers Fertilizers Co-operative Ltd.3. Kalol
D. National Aluminium CompanyLtd 4. Sonepat
(a) 1 4 2 3 (b) 1 4 3 2
(c) 4 1 2 3 (d) 4 1 3 2

71. For reproducing sound, a CD (Compact Disc) audio player uses a
(a) quartz crystal (b) titanium needle
(c) laser beam (d) barium titanate ceramic

77. The 73rd Constitution Amendment Act 1992 refers to the
(a) generation of gainful employment for the unemployed and the under-employed men and women in rural area
(b) generation of employment for the able bodies adults who are in need ant desirous of work during the lean agricultural season
(c) laying the foundation for strong and vibrant Panchayati Raj Institutions in the country
(d) guarantee of right to life, liberty and security of person, equality before law and equal protection without discrimination.

73. A goat is tied to two poles P and Q with ropes that are 15 meters long. P and Q are 20 meters apart as shown in the given diagram

Which one of the following shaded portions indicates the total area over which the goat can
graze ?

74. Match the locations of ports labelled as A, B, C and D in the given map with the names of those ports and select the correct

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

75. When a CD (compact disc used in audio and video systems) is seen in sunlight, rainbow like colours are seen. This can be explained on the basis of the phenomenon of
(a) reflection and diffraction (b) reflection and transmission
(c) diffraction and transmission (d) refraction, diffraction and transmission

76. AS an alternative to the partition of India, Gandhiji suggested to Mountbatten that he
(a) postpone granting of independence
(b) invite Jinnah to form the government
(c) invite Nehru and Jinnah to form the government together
(d) invite the army to take over for some time

77. A person starts from a point A and travels 3 km eastwards to B and then turns left and travels thrice that distance to reach C. He again turns left and travels five times the distance he covered
between A and B and reaches his destination D. The shortest distance between the starting point and destination is
(a) 18 km (b) 16 km (c) 15 km (d) 12 km

78. Which one of the following ports of India handles the highest tonnage of import cargo ?
(a) Calcutta (b) Kandla
(c) Mumbai (d) Visakhapatnam

79. The native state of Tripura became involved in the Freedom movement early in the 20th century because
(a) the kings of Tripura were always anti-British
(b) the Bengal revolutionaries took shelter in Tripura
(c) the tribes of the state were fiercely freedom loving
(d) there were already some groups fighting against the kingship and its protector, the British

80. Match List I (Industrial processes) with List II (Industry with which associated) and select the correct answer :
List I List II
A. Cracking 1. Rubber
B. Smelting 2. Petroleum
C. Hydrogenation 3. Copper
D. Vulcanization 4. Edible Fats
(a) 3 2 1 4 (b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 2 3 1 4 (d) 3 2 4 1

81. Within biological communities, some species are important in determining the ability of a large number of other species to persist in the community. Such species are called
(a) Keystone species (b) Allopatric species
(c) Sympatric species (d) Threatened species

82. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer
List I List II
A. Boom 1. Business activity at high level with increasing income, output and
employment at macro level
B. Recession 2. Gradual fall-of income, output and employment with business activity in a
low gear
C. Depression 3. Unprecedented level of under employment and unemployment, drastic fall
in income, output and employment
D. Recovery 4. Steady rise in the general level of prices, income, output and employment
(a) 1 2 3 4 (b) 1 2 4 3
(c) 2 1 4 3 (d) 2 1 3 4

83. The distribution of 1,00,000 tourists who visited India during a particular year is shown in the given charts. Based on this, the number of Japanese tourists below the age of 39 who visited
India in the year concerned is

(a) 10,000 (b) 8,000 (c) 6,000 (d) 4,000

84. Match the different ports of Union Territory of Pondicherry labelled as A, B, C and D in the given map with their respective names and select the correct answer using the codes given below the list of pots

List (Ports of Pondicherry)
1. Karaikal 2. Mahe
3. Pondicherry 4.Yanam
(a) 2 1 3 4 (b) 1 2 3 4
(c) 2 1 4 3 (d) 1 2 4 3

85. That the per capital income in India was Rs. 20/- in 1867-68, was ascertained for the first time by
(a) M. G. Ranade (b) Sir W. Hunter
(c) R. C. Dutta (d) Dadabhai Naoroji

86. Which one of the following pairs of primitive tribes and places of their inhabitation is NOT correctly matched ?
(a) Buksa……………………. Pauri-Garhwal
(b) Kol……………………….. Jabalpur
(c) Munda…………………… Chhotanagpur
(d) Korba……………………. Kodagu

87. What is maximum number of pieces of 5 cm x 5 cm x 10 cm cake that can be cut from a big cake of 5 cm x30 cm x 30 cm size?
(a) 10 (b) 15 (c) 18 (d)30

88. Which one of the following statements is true according to 1991 census data ?
(a) UP has the highest density of population in India
(b) Himachal Pradesh has the highest female to male sex ratio in India
(c) West Bengal has the highest growth rate of population in India
(d) Bihar has the lowest literacy rate in India

Directions :- The next two items are based on the following table. Study the same carefully and attempt the two items that follow it :
Indicators of development for some Asian countries
Country Life Infant Adult
expectancy at birth mortality rate literacy rate
(Years) (Per 1000 live births) (Percent)
1995 1996 1995
India 62.4 72 52
China 69.2 38 82
Indonesia 64.0 47 84
Malaysia 71.4 11 84
Thailand 69.5 31 94
Korea 71.7 6 98
Philippines 67.4 32 95

89. Which one of the following statements is false?
(a) All countries other than India have over 80% literacy
(b) Malaysia and Korea have life expectancy higher than all other countries
(c) Higher the adult literacy lower is the infant mortality
(d) The life expectancy at birth in India is almost the same as that of Indonesia

90. The best performance in terms of Human Development among the Asian countries is by
(a) China (b) Malaysia (c) Korea (d) Philippines

91. After returning from South Africa, Gandhiji launched his first successful Satyagraha in
(a) Chauri-Chaura
(b) Dandi
(c) Champaran
(d) Bardoli

92. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer
List I List II
A. Chittagong Armoury Raid 1. Kalpana Dutt
B. Abhinav Bharat 2. Guru Ram Singh
C. AnushilanSamiti 3. Vikram Damodar Savarkar
D. Kuka Movement 4. Aurobindo Ghosh
Codes :
(a) 1 3 4 2
(b) 1 3 2 4
(c) 3 1 2 4
(d) 3 1 4 2

93. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer
List I List II
A. Land allotted to big feudal landlords 1. Jagirdari System
B. Land allotted to revenue farmers or 2. Ryotwari System
rent collectors
C. Land allotted to each peasant with 3. Mahalwari
the right to sublet, mortgage, gift or sell
D. Revenue settlements made at village 4. Zamindari System level
Codes :
(a) 1 3 2 4
(b) 1 4 2 3
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 2 1 3 4

94. Which one of the following countries occupies the first place in the “Global Competitive Report” of World Economic Forum ?
(a) U.S.A.
(b) Singapore
(c) Hong Kong
(d) France

Directions :- The following 16 (sixteen) items consist of two statements, one labelled as ‘Assertion A’ and the other labelled as ‘Reason R’. You are to examine these two statements carefully and decide if the Assertion A and the Reason R are individually true and if so, whether the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion. Select your answers to these items using the codes given below and mark your answer sheet accordingly.

Codes :
(a) Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true

95. Assertion (A) : Lord Linlithgo described the August Movement of 1942 as the most serious revolt after the Sepoy mutiny.
Reason (R) : Peasants joined the movement in large number in some places.

96. Assertion (A) : A man standing on a completely frictionless surface can propel himself by whistling.
Reason (R) : If no external force acts on a system, its momentum cannot change.

97. Assertion (A) : The Aham and Puram poems of the Padinen Kilukanakku group formed a continuation of the Sangam composition.
Reason (R) : They were included under the Post-Sangam works as against the Sangam works proper.

98. Assertion (A) : In Australia, cattle rearing is done more for meat than for milk.
Reason (R) : Australians are traditionally non-vegetarians.

99. Assertion (A) : In human beings, the females play a major role in determining the sex of the offspring.
Reason (R) : Women have two ‘X’ chromosomes.

100. Assertion (A) : Large cold storage plants use ammonia as refrigerant while domestic refrigerators use chlorofluorocarbons.
Reason (R) : Ammonia can be liquefied at ambient temperatures at low pressures.

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