GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2004 (Part 2 )

GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2004 (Part 2 )


51 Latvia does not share its borders with which one of the following countries?

(a) Russia (b) Estonia
(c) Lithuania (d) Poland

52 Consider the following statements:

1. The highest deciding body for planning in India is the Planning Commission of India
2. The Secretary of the Planning Commission of India is also the Secretary of Nationa Development Council.
3. The Constitution includes economic and social planning in the Concurrent List in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a). 1 and 2 b). 2 and 3
c). 2 only d). 3 only

53 Match List I (Minerals) with List II (Location) and select the correct answer

List I
(A) Coal
(B) Copper
(C) Manganese
(D) Lignite

List II
1. Giridih
2. Jayamkondam
3. Alwar
4. Dharwar
A B C D
(a) 1 4 3 2
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 1 3 4 2
(d) 2 4 3 1

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54 Which among the following National Highway routes is the longest?

(a) Agra – Mumbai (b) Chennai – Thane
(c) Kolkata – Hajira (d) Pune – Machilipatnam

55 Which of the following institutes have been recognized as the Institutes of National importance (by an Act of Parliament)

1. Dakshna Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, Chennai
2. National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali
3. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institutes for Medical Services and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
4. Lakshmibai National Institutes of Physical Education, Gwalior Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

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

56 Consider the following statements :
1. Banking soda is used in fire extinguishers.
2. Quicklime is used in the manufacture of glass
3. Gypsum is used in the manufacture of Plaster of Paris
Which of these statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

57 With reference to Indian Parliament, which one of the following is not correct?

(a) The Appropriation Bill must be passed by both the Houses of Parliament, before it can be enacted into law
(b) No money shall be withdrawn from the Consolidated Fund of India except under the appropriation made by the Appropriation Act
(c) Finance Bill is required for proposing new taxes but no another Bill/Act is required for making changes in the rates of taxes which are already under operation
(d) No Money Bill can be introduced except on the recommendation of the President

58 Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

List I (Sea)
(A) Black Sea
(B) Red Sea
(C) Yellow Sea
(D) Caspian Sea

List II (Country)
1. Bulgaria
2. China
3. Eritrea
4. Kazakhstan
     A B C D
(a) 1 4 2 3
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 1 3 2 4
(d) 2 4 1 3

59 Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India says that the executive power of every State shall be so exercised as not to impede or prejudice the exercise of the execution power of the Union?

(a) Article 257 (b) Article 258
(c) Article 355 (d) Article 356

60 Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

List I (Period)
1. AD 1767-69
2. AD 1790-92
3. AD 1824-26
4. AD 1845-46

List II (Wars)
: First Anglo-Maratha War
: Third Mysore War
: First Anglo-Burmese War
: Second Sikh War Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(a) 2 and 4 (b) 3 and 4
(c) 1 and 2 (d) 2 and 3

61 Consider the following statements :
1. Mahadeo Hills
2. Sahyadri Parvat
3. Satpura Range
What is the correct sequence of the above from the north to the south?

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

62 Lake Sambhar is nearest to which one of the following cities of Rajasthan?

(a) Bharatpur (b) Jaipur
(c) Jodhpur (d) Udaipur

63 Match List I (Articles of the Constitution of India) with List (Provision) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List I
(A) Article 14
(B) Article 15
(C) Article 16
(D) Article 17

List II
1. The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them
2. The State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of laws within the territory of India
3. ‘Untouchability’ is abolished and its practice in any form is forbidden
4. There shall be equality of opportunity for all citizens in matters relating to employment or appointment to any office under the State

     A B C D
(a) 2 4 1 3
(b) 3 1 4 2
(c) 2 1 4 3
(d) 3 4 1 2

64 Which one of the following statements is correct?

(a) Cirrus clouds are composed of ice crystals
(b) Cirrus clouds exhibit a flat base and have the appearance of rising domes
(c) Cumulus clouds are white and thin and form delicate patches and give a fibrous and feathery appearance
(d) Cumulus clouds are classified as high clouds

65 Match List I (National Park/Sanctuary) with List II (State) and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List I
(A) Kanger Ghati National Park
(B) Nagerhole National Park
(C) Kugti Wildlife Sanctuary
(D) Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

List II
1. Chhattisgarh
2. Haryana
3. Himachal Pradesh
4. Karnataka

     A B C D
(a) 3 2 1 4
(b) 1 4 3 2
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 1 2 3 4

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66 Which one of the following statements is not correct?

(a) Gulfs with narrow fronts and wider rears experience high tides
(b) Tidal currents take place when a gulf is connected with the open sea by a narrow channel
(c) Tidal bore occurs when a tide enters the narrow and shallow estuary of a river
(d) The tidal nature of the mouth of the river Hooghly is of crucial importance to Kolkata as port

67 Consider the following statements:
1. The Islamic Calendar is twelve days short days shorter than the Gregorian Calendar
2. The Islamic Calendar began in AD 632
3. The Gregorian Calendar is a solar calendar
Which of these statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2
(c) 1 and 3 (d) 3 only

Directions : The following 8 (eight) items consist of two statements, one labeled as the ‘Assertion(A)’ and the other as ‘Reason(R)’ You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the codes given below:

(a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are individually true bur R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true

68 Assertion (A) : Banglore receives much higher average annual rainfall than of Mangalore.

Reason (R) : Banglore has the benefit of receiving rainfall both from south – west and north – east monsoons.

69 Assertion (A) : The Central Rural Sanitation Programme was launched in 1986 to improve the quality of life of rural people in India

Reason (R) : Rural sanitation is a subject in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India

70 Assertion (A) : West-following rivers of Peninsular India have no deltas

Reason (R) : These Rivers do not carry any alluvial sediment

71 Assertion (A) : The thickness of the atmosphere is maximum over the Equator

Reason (R) : High isolation and strong convection currents occur over the Equator.

72 Assertion (A) : In our houses, the current in AC electricity line changes direction 60 times per second.

Reason (R) : The frequency of alternating voltage supplied is 60 hertz.

73 Assertion (A) : Fatty acids should be a part of the balanced human diet

Reason (R) : The cells of the human body can not synthesize and fatty acids

74 Assertion (A) : India does not export natural rubber

Reason (R) : About 97% of India’s demand for natural rubber is met from domestic production

75 Assertion (A) : For the first time, India had no trade deficit in the year 2002-03-

Reason (R) : For the first time, India’s exports crossed worth $50 billion in the year 2002-03.

76. Consider the following statements:

1. The loans disbursed to farmers under Kisan Credit Card Scheme are covered under Rashtriya Krishi Beema Yojna of Life Insurance Corporation of India.
2. The Kisan Credit Card holders are provided personal accident insurance of Rs 50,000 for accidental death and Rs 25,000 for permanent disability. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

77. Consider the following statements:

1. Regarding the procurement of food grains, Government of India follows a procurement target rather than an open-ended procurement policy.
2. Government of India announces minimum support prices only for cereals.
3. For distribution under Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), wheat and rice are issued by the Government of India at uniform Central issue prices to the States/Union Territories.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 only (c) 1 and 3 (d) 3 only

78. Consider the following statements:

India continues to be dependent on imports to meet the requirement of oilseeds in the country because:
1. farmers prefer to grow food grains with highly remunerative support prices.
2. most of the cultivation of oilseed crops continues to be dependent on rainfall.
3. oils from the seeds of tree origin and rice bran have remained unexploited.
4. it is far cheaper to import oilseeds than to cultivate the oilseed crops.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

79. World’s longest ruling head of government is from:

(a) Switzerland (b) Cuba (c) Zimbabwe (d) New Zealand

80. Liberia was in the international news in the recent times for:

(a) harbouring terrorists associated with religious fundamentalism
(b) supplying raw uranium to North Korea
(c) its long-running civil war killing or displacing thousands of people
(d) cultivation of drug-yielding crops and smuggling of drugs

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81. Consider the following statements:

1. P.V. Narasimha Rao’s government established diplomatic relations between India and Israel.
2. Ariel Sharon is the second Prime Minister of Israel to have visited India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

82. The reason for Chechnya to be in the news recently is:

(a) discovery of huge reserves of oil
(b) separatist rebellious activities by the local people
(c) continuous conflict between the government troops and the narcotic mafia resulting in a great loss of human life
(d) intense cold wave killing hundreds of people

83. The Prime Minister of which one of the following countries was assassinated in the year 2003?

(a) Czech Republic (b) Romania (c) Serbia (d) Slovenia

84. Consider the following companies:

1. Voltas 2. Titan Industries 3. Rallis India 4. Indian Hotels
Which of the above companies are in the Tata Group of Industries?

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

85. In which one of the following countries, did an ethnic violence between the communities of Hema and Lendu result in the death of hundreds of people?

(a) Democratic Republic of Congo (b) Indonesia
(c) Nigeria (d) Zambia

86. More than 40 Heads of States/Governments were invited by Vladimir Putin in May, 2003 to:

(a) discuss the issues related to the rehabilitation of Iraq
(b) celebrate the tricentenary of the city of St Petersburg
(c) convene a meeting of European and CIS countries to discuss the issue of missile shield for European and CIS countries
(d) develop the strategies for containing global terrorism

87. Consider the following geological phenomena:

1. Development of a fault
2. Movement along a fault
3. Impact produced by a volcanic eruption
4. Folding of rocks
Which of the above cause earthquakes?

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

88. Which Article of the Constitution of India says, ‘No child below the age of fourteen years shall be employed to work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment’?

(a) Article 24 (b) Article 45
(c) Article 330 (d) Article 368

89. According to the National Human Rights Commission Act, 1993, who amongst the following can be its Chairman?

(a) Any serving Judge of the Supreme Court
(b) Any serving Judge of the High Court
(c) Only a retired Chief Justice of India
(d) Only a retired Chief Justice of High Court

90. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Pitt’s India Act : Warren Hastings
(b) Doctrine of Lapse : Dalhousie
(c) Vernacular Press Act : Curzon
(d) Ilbert Bill : Ripon

91. Match List-I (Institute) with List-II (Located At) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:

List-I ……………………………………………………………List-II
(Institute) …………………………………………………(Located At)
A. Indian Institute of Geomagnetism …………1. Coimbatore
B. International …………………………………………..2. Mumbai
Advanced Research
Centre for Power
Metallurgy and New
Materials
C. Salim Ali Centre for ………………………………….3. Jabalpur
Ornithology and
Natural History
D. Tropical Forestry ……………………………………….4. Hyderabad
Research Institute

Codes:

A B C D
(a) 2 3 1 4
(b) 1 4 2 3
(c) 2 4 1 3
(d) 1 3 2 4

92. Consider the following statements:

1. Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research uses fast reactor technology.
2. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Research and Exploration is engaged in heavy water production.
3. Indian Rare Earths Limited is engaged in the manufacture of Zircon for India’s Nuclear Programme beside other rare earth products. Which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2
(c) 1 and 3 (d) 2 and 3

93. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Reinhold Messner : Computer Technology
(b) Harlow Shapley : Astronomy
(c) Gregor Mendel : Hereditary Theory
(d) Godfrey Hounsfield : CT Scan

94. Consider the following international languages:

1. Arabic
2. French
3. Spanish
The correct sequence of the languages given above in the decreasing order of the number of their speakers is:

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

95. Who among the following was never the Lok Sabha Speaker?

(a) K.V.K. Sundaram (b) G.S. Dhillon
(c) Baliram Bhagat (d) Hukum Singh

96. Two cars X and Y start from two places A and B respectively which are 700 km apart at 9 a.m. Both the cars run at an average speed of 60 km/hr. Car X stops at 10 a.m. and again starts at 11 a.m. while the other car Y continues to run without stopping. When do the two cars cross each other?

(a) 2 : 40 p.m. (b) 3 : 20 p.m.
(c) 4 : 10 p.m. (d) 4 : 20 p.m.

97. In a question of a test paper, there are five items each under List-A and List-B. The examinees are required to match each item under List-A with its corresponding correct item under List-B. Further, it is given that:
(i) no examinee has given the correct answer
(ii) answers of no two examinees are identical

What is the maximum number of examinees who took this test?

(a) 24 (b) 26 (c) 119 (d) 129

The details given below relate to the FOUR items that follow:
Amit wishes to buy a magazine. Four magazines—one each on politics, sports, science and films are available to
choose from. They are edited by Feroz, Gurbaksh, Swami and Ila (not necessarily in that order) and published by Aryan, Bharat, Charan and Dev Publishers (not necessarily in that order). Further, it is given that
(i) Dev Publishers have published the magazine edited by Feroz
(ii) the magazine on politics is published by Aryan Publishers
(iii) the magazine on films is edited by Swami and is not published by Charan Publishers
(iv) the magazine on science is edited by Ila
For the following four items, select the correct answer:

98. The magazine on science is published by:

(a) Aryan Publishers (b) Bharat Publishers
(c) Charan Publishers (d) Dev Publishers

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99. The magazine on sports is:

(a) edited by Feroz
(b) edited by Gurbaksh
(c) published by Bharat Publishers
(d) published by Charan Publishers

100. The magazine on films is:

(a) published by Dev Publishers
(b) published by Bharat Publishers
(c) edited by Gurbaksh
(d) published by Charan Publishers

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