GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2000 (Part 3)

GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2000 (Part 3)

101. Assertion (A) : The frequency of floods in North Indian plains has increased during the last couple of decades.
Reason (R) : There has been reduction in the depth of river valleys due to deposition of silt.

102. Assertion (A) : The rate of growth of India’s exports has shown an appreciable increase after 1991.
Reason (R) : The Govt. of India has resorted to devaluation.

103. Assertion (A) : “DNA Finger printing” has become a powerful tool to establish paternity and identity of criminals in rape and assault cases.
Reason (R) : Trace evidences such as hairs, saliva and dried semen are adequate for DNA analysis.

104. Assertion (A) : Ganga Plain is the most densely populated part of India.
Reason (R) : Ganga is the most harnessed river of India.

105. Assertion (A) : The emphasis of Jainism on non-violence (ahimsa) prevented agriculturalists from embracing Jainism.
Reason (R) : Cultivation involved killing of insects and pests.

106. Assertion (A) : The origin of feudal system in ancient India can be traced to military campaigns.
Reason (R) :There was considerable expansion of the feudal system during the Gupta period.

107. Assertion (A) : Ashoka annexed Kalinga to the Mauryan Empire.
Reason (R) : Kalinga controlled the ‘land and sea routes to South India.

108. Assertion (A) : The basic weakness of the early nationalist movement lay in its narrow social base.
Reason (R) : It fought for the narrow interests of the social groups which joined it.

109. Assertion (A) : In a motion picture, usually 24 frames are projected every second over the whole length of the film.
Reason (R) : An image formed on the retina of eye persists for about 0.1 s after the removal of stimulus.

110. Assertion (A) : Small glass beads fixed on traffic signals glow brightly when light falls upon them.
Reason (R) : Light is totally reflected when the angle of incidence exceeds a certain critical value and light traveling in a denser medium is reflected from a rarer medium.

111. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer
List I List II
A. Development Programme 1. U N India Human Development Report
B. National Council of Applied 2. India Development Economic Research Report
C. Indira Gandhi Institute of 3. World Development Development Research Report
D. World Bank 4. Human Development Report
Codes :
(a) 4 1 2 3
(b) 4 2 1 3
(c) 2 3 4 1
(d) 2 1 4 3

112. “……….. instil into the vast millions of workers, men and women, who actually do the job, a sense of partnership and of cooperative performance ” The above passage related to
(a) Planned Development
(b) Community Development
(c) Panchayati Raj System
(d) Integrated Development Programme

113. The ‘stones’ formed in human kidney consist mostly of
(a) calcium oxalate
(b) sodium acetate
(c) magnesium sulphate
(d) calcium

114. The Speaker can ask a member of the House to stop speaking and let another member speak. This phenomenon is known as
(a) decorum
(b) crossing the floor
(c) interpellation
(d) yielding the floor

115. While delivering the presidential address, the Congress President who advocated the introduction of Roman script for Hindi language was
(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Abul Kalam Azad
(d) Subhash Chandra Bose

116. Most of the explosions in mines occur due to the mixing of
(a) hydrogen with oxygen
(b) oxygen with acetylene
(c) methane with air
(d) carbon dioxide with ethane

117. Consider the following statements about the Attorney General of India
1. He is appointed by the President of India.
2. He must have the same qualifications as are required for a Judge of the Supreme Court.
3. He must be a member of either House of Parliament.
4. He can be removed by impeachment by Parliament.
Which of these statements are correct ?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 3 and 4

118. A rectangular water tank measures 15 m x 6 m at top and is 10 m deep. It is full of water. If water is drawn out lowering the level by 1 meter, how much of water has been drawn out ?
(a) 90,000 litres
(b) 45,000 litres
(c) 4,500 litres
(d) 900 litres

119. Along which one of the following meridians did India experience the first light of the sunrise of the new millennium ?
(a) 20o 30′ W
(b) 82o 30′ E
(c) 92o 30′ W
(d) 92o 30′ E

120. Which one of the following organisms can serve as a biofertilizer for rice crop ?
(a) Blue-green algae
(b) Rhizobium sp
(c) Mycorrhizal fungi
(d) Azotobacter sp

121. The Standing Committee of State Finance Ministers recommended in January, 2000 uniform rates across the states in respect of
(a) value-added tax
(b) sales tax
(c) stamp duty and registration fees
(d) agricultural income tax

122. At the time of partition of India, which one of the following provinces of British India came forward with a plan for a united and independent existence ?
(a) Punjab
(b) Assam
(c) Bengal
(d) Bihar

123. Consider the following functionaries
1. Cabinet Secretary
2. Chief Election Commissioner
3. Union Cabinet Ministers
4. Chief Justice of India
Their correct sequence, in the Order of Precedence is
(a) 3, 4, 2, 1
(b) 4, 3, 1, 2
(c) 4, 3, 2, 1
(d) 3, 4, 1, 2

124. The primary function of the Finance Commission in India is to
(a) distribute revenue between the Centre and the States
(b) prepare the Annual Budget
(c) advise the President on financial matters
(d) allocate funds to various ministries of the Union and. State Governments

125. The state which has the largest number of seats reserved for the Scheduled Tribes in the Lok Sabha is
(a) Bihar
(b) Gujarat
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Madhya Pradesh

126. An accurate clock shows 8 O’ clock in the morning. Through how many degrees will the hour hand rotate when the dock shows 2 O’clock in the afternoon ?
(a) 150 (b) 144
(c) 168 (d) 180

127. Consider the following statements :
1. Tides are of great help in navigation and fishing.
2. High tide enables big ships to enter or leave the harbour safely.
3. Tide prevents siltation in the harbours.
4. Kandla and Diamond Harbour are tidal ports.
Which of these statements are correct ?
(a) 1 and 4
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

128. At which stage in its life cycle does the silk worm yield the fibre of commerce ?
(a) Egg
(b) Larva
(c) Pupa
(d) Imago

129. Indian Human Development Report does not give for each sample village
(a) Infrastructure and Amenities Index
(b) Education Related Index
(c) Health Related Index
(d) Unemployment Related Index

130. The monthly income of Komal and Asha are in the ratio of 4 : 3. Their monthly expenses are in the ratio of 3 : 2. However, both save Rs. 600/- per month. What is their total monthly income?
(a) Rs. 8,400 /-
(b) Rs. 5,600 /-
(c) Rs. 4,200 /-
(d) Rs. 2,800 /-

131. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer
List I (Oceanic Trench) List II (Location)
A. Aleutian 1. Indian Ocean
B. Kermadec 2. North Pacific Ocean
C. Sunda 3. South Pacific Ocean
D. S. Sandwich 4. South Atlantic Ocean
(a) 2 4 1 3
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 1 3 2 4
(d) 1 4 2 3

132. The Balkan Plan for fragmentation of India was the brainchild of
(a) W. Churchil
(b) M. A. Jinnah
(c) Lord Mountbatten
(d) V P Menon

133. Match List I with list II and select the correct answer
List I List II
A. German Silver 1. Tin
B. Solder 2. Nickel
C. Bleaching Powder 3. Sodium
D. Hypo 4. Chlorine
(a) 1 2 4 3
(b) 2 1 3 4
(c) 1 2 3 4
(d) 2 1 4 3

134. Match List I with list II and select the correct answer
List I List II
(Institute) (Location)
A. Central Institute of Higher Tibetan 1. Hyderabad
B. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development 2. Mumbai
C. National Institute of Mental Health 3. Bangalore
and Neuro-sciences
D. Central Institute of English and Foreign 4. Dharamshala
Languages 5. Varanasi
(a) 5 3 4 1 (b) 5 2 3 1
(c) 3 2 4 5 (d) 4 5 1 2

135. Match List I (Diseases) with List II (Types of disease) and select the correct answer
List I List II
A. Haemophilia 1. Deficiency disease
B. Diabetes 2. Genetic disease
C. Rickets 3. Hormonal disorder
D. Ringworm 4. Fungal infection
(a) 2 3 4 1 (b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 3 2 1 4 (d) 3 2 4 1

134. Economic liberalisation in India started with
(a) substantial changes in industrial licensing policy
(b) the convertibility of Indian rupee
(c) doing away with procedural formalities for foreign direct investment
(d) significant reduction in tax rates

137. The blood glucose level is commonly expressed as
(a) mm. of Hg
(b) milligram per decilitre
(c) parts per million
(d) grammes per litre

138. The practice of military governorship was first introduced in India by the
(a) Greeks (b) Shakas
(c) Parthians (d) Mughals

139. If X = – 2, then
X3 – X2 – X – 1 is equal to
(a) 1 (b) – 3
(c) -11 (d) -15

140. Consider the following statements about the Indian National Congress
1. Sarojini Naidu was the first woman to be the President of the Congress
2. C. R. Das was in prison when he functioned as the President of the Congress
3. The first Britisher to become the President of the Congress was Alan Octavian Hume
4. Alfred Webb was the President of the Congress in 1894
Which of these statements are correct ?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

141. Match the drainage basins labelled as A; B, C and D with the names listed below and select the correct answer using the codes given below the drainage basins
Names of drainage basins :
1. Ganga-Brahmaputra 2. Indus
3. Parana 4. Zambeszi

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

142. Phytotron is a facility to
(a) grow plants under disease-free conditions
(b) conserve endangered species of plants
(c) grow plants under controlled conditions
(d) induce mutations

143. The Raga which is sung early in the morning is
(a) Todi (b) Darbari
(c) Bhopali (d) Bhimpalasi

144. In the given figure, all line segments of the shaded portions are of the same length and at right angles to each other. The same can be cut out of a board of side 10 cm. What is the area of
the shaded portion ?

(a) 36 cm2
(b) 48 cm2
(c) 52 cm2
(d) 64 cm2

145. Gilt-edged market means
(a) bullion market
(b) market of Government securities
(c) market of guns
(d) market of pure metals

146. Match List I (Endocrine glands) with List II (Hormones secreted) and select the correct answer
List I List II
A. Gonads 1. Insulin
B. Pituitary 2. Progesterone
C. Pancreas 3. Growth hormones
D. Adrenal 4. Cortisone
(a) 3 2 4 1 (b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 2 3 1 4 (d) 3 2 1 4

147. Which one of the following dynasties was ruling over North India at the time of Alexanders invasion ?
(a) Nanda (b) Maurya (c) Sunga (d) Kanva

148. Match the international events listed below with their respective places labelled as 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in the given map and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists

International Events :
A. Venue of Commonwealth Conference held in 1999
B. Venue of World Trade Organisation meeting held in 1999
C. Place of Israel-Syria Peace talks held in January, 2000
D. Place of military action by Russian troops in January, 2000
(a) 2 1 5 3 (b) 3 4 2 1
(c) 4 1 2 3 (d) 4 3 5 2

149. Which one of the following materials is very hard and very ductile ?
(a) Carborundum (b) Tungsten
(c) Cast iron (d) Nichrome

150. To reach the final of first grand slam of the year 2000, Martina Hingis defeated
(a) Lindsay Davenport (b) Jennifer Capriati
(c) Sarena William (d) Conchita Martinez

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