GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2005 (Part 1)

GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2005 (Part 1)

1. According to Census 2001, which one of the following Indian States has the maximum population in India after Uttar Pradesh?
(a) West Bangal (b) Maharashtra
(c) Bihar (d) Tamil Nadu

2. Itaipu Dam built on the River Parana is one of the largest dams in the world. Which one of the following two countries have this as a joint project?
(a) Brazil and Peru (b) Paraguay and Ecuador
(c) Brazil and Paraguay (d) Colombia and Paraguay

3. Consider the following statements :
1. There are 25 High Courts in India
2. Pujab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh have a common High Court.
3. National Capital Territory of Delhi has a High Court of its own.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2
(c) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 3 Only

4. Which one of the following cities is not a former capital of the given country (Country given in the brackets)?
(a) Karachi (Pakistan) (b) Auckland (New Zealand)
(c) Kyoto (Japan) (d) Brisbane (Australia)

5. Consider the following statements :
1. Total land area of Earth is approximately 1475 lakh square kilometers.
2. Ratio of land area to water area of Earth is approximately 1 : 4
3. Maximum percentage of Earth’s water is in the Pacific Ocean.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 3 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 Only (d) 3 Only

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6. Consider the following statements :
1. Kyoto Protocol came into force in the year 2005
2. Kyoto Protocol deals primarily with the depletion of the Ozone layer.
3. Methane as a greenhouse gas is more harmful than carbon dioxide
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 3
(c) 1 Only (d) 3 Only

7. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Seikan Rail Tunnel
(b) Petronas Tower
(c) Appalachian Trail
(d) Rogun Dam
China
Malaysia
United States of America
Tajikistan

8. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given Continents in the decreasing order of their percentage of Earth’s land?
(a) North America – Africa – South America – Europe
(b) Africa – North America – South America – Europe
(c) North America – Africa – Europe – South America
(d) Africa – North America – Europe – South America

9. Match items in the List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List I (Country)
(A) Netherlands
(B) Ukraine
(C) Poland
(D) Japan

List II (Name of Parliament)
1. Diet
2. States General
3. Supreme Council
4. Sejm

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

10. For which one of the following countries, is Spanish not an official language?
(a) Chile (b) Colombia
(c) Republic of Congo (d) Cuba

11. Who among the following is not a recipient of the Bharat Ratna Award?
(a) Ustad Bismillah Khan (b) Satyajit Ray
(c) Lata Mangeshkar (d) Raj Kapoor

12. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List I (National Park/Wild-life Sanctuary)
(A).Bondia Wildlife Sanctuary
(B).Kangerghat National Park
(C).Orang Sanctuary
(D).Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary

List II (State)
1. Orrisa
2. Assam
3. Chhattisgarh
4. Goa
5. Tripura

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

13. Which party was founded by Subhash Chandra Bose in the year 1939 after he broke away from the Congress?
(a) Indian Freedom Party (b) Azad Hind Fauj
(c) Revolutionary Front (d) Forward Block

14. Who among the following is the President of the FICCI?
(a) Sunil Mittal (b) Brijmohan Lal Munjal
(c) Onkar S. Kunwar (d) Vivek Burman

15. Consider the following statements :
1. During the year 2004, India’s foreign exchange reserves did not exceed the 125 billion U.S. Dollar mark
2. The series of index numbers of wholesale prices introduced from April, 2000 has the year 1993-94 as base year.
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

16. Consider the following statements :
1. Anhydrous sodium carbonate is commonly known as baking soda
2. Baking soda is used in fire extinguishers
3. Bleaching powder is manufactured in Hasenclever plant
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 only (d) 1 and 2

17. Consider the following statements :
1. A geostationary satellite is at an approximate height of 10,000 km
2. FM transmission of music is of very good quality because the atmospheric or manmade noises which are generally frequency variations can do little harm.
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

18. What is the order of magnitude of electric resistance of the human body (dry)?
(a) 102 ohm (b) 104 ohm
(c) 106 ohm (d) 108 ohm

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19. Consider the following statements :
1. The axis of the earth’s magnetic field is inclined at 23 ½° to the geographic axis of the earth.
2. The earth’s magnetic pole in the northern hemisphere is located on a peninsula in northern Canada.
3. Earth’s magnetic equator passes through Thumba in South India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 2 only (d) 3 only

20. Which one of the following is the landmark performance of Dr. V.Mohan Reddy, an Indian born doctor working in USA, during February, 2005
(a) Research on human stem cell which is likely to revolutionise treatment of deadly disease like cancer
(b) Successful open heart procedure called arterial switch performed on an infant
(c) Research on genetic engineering which can help in treatment of deadly disease like AIDS
(d) Successful brain surgery to revive the function of nearly dead brain of a premature born infant

21. Pneumoconiosis afflicts the workers who work mainly in
(a) Tanneries (b) Coal mining industry
(c) Distilleries (d) Glass industry

22. Who among the following was not a contemporary of the other three?
(a) Bimbsara (b) Gautama Buddha
(c) Milinda (d) Prasenjit

23. Consider the following statements :
The Government of India Act, 1935 provided for
1. the provincial autonomy
2. the establishment of Federal Court
3. All India Federation at the centre
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

24. Consider the following statements :
1. Warren Hastings was the first Governor General who established a regular police force in India on the British pattern
2. A Supreme Court was established at Calcutta by the Regulating Act, 1773.
3. The Indian Penal Code came into effect in the year 1860.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

25. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the battle fought in India in the 18th Century?
(a) Battle of Wandiwash – Battle of Buxar – Battle of Ambur – Battle of Plassey.
(b) Battle of Ambur – Battle of Plassey – Battle of Wandiwash – Battle of Buxar.
(c) Battle of Wandiwash – Battle of Plassey – Battle of Ambur – Battle of Buxar.
(d) Battle of Ambur – Battle of Buxar – Battle of Wandiwash – Battle of Plassey.

26. Which countries played in the Lawn Tennis Davis Cup Final in the year 2004?
(a) Switzerland and United States of America
(b) Spain and United States of America
(c) Australia and Argentina (d) Sweden and Belgium

27. Where do the Sahariya tribals, who were recently in the news, live?
(a) Andhra Pradesh (b) Assam
(c) Rajasthan (d) Orissa

28. Whose autobiography is the book “My Music, My Life�?
(a) Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma (b) Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
(c) Pandit Ravi Shankar (d) Ustad Zakir Hussain

29. Consider the following statements :
1. India is the only country in the world producing all the five known commercial varieties of silk.
2. India is the largest producer of sugar in the world.
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

30. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Arjun
(b) Phalcon
(c) Saras
(d) Operation Seabird Indigenously produced Main Battle Tank (MBT) Cruise missile supplied by Russia to India Indigenously developed civilian passenger aircraft New Indian Naval Base at Karwar

31. Match items in the List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List I (Power Station)
(A) Kothagudem
(B) Raichur
(C) Mettur
(D) Wanakbori

List II (State)
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Gujarat
3. Karnataka
4. Tamil Nadu

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

32. For which one of the following, is Satara well-known?
(a) Thermal power plant (b) Wind energy plant
(c) Hydro-electric plant (d) Nuclear Power plant

33. Which one of the following companies has started a rural marketing network called echaupal?
(a) ITC (b) Dabur
(c) Proctor and Gamble (d) Hindustan Leve

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34. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?
(a) Rourkela Steel Plant, the first integrated steel plant in the Public Sector of India was set up with the Soviet Union collaboration
(b) Salem Steel Plant is a premier producer of stainless steel in India.
(c) Maharashtra Elektrosmelt Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Steel Authority of India Ltd.
(d) Visakhapatnam Steel Plant is a unit of the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd.

35. Match items in the List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List I (Person)
(A)V.R.S. Natrajan
(B)A.K. Puri
(C)V. Thulasidas
(D)Jagdish Khattar

List II (Organization)
1. Bharat Heavy Electricals
Limited
2. Air India
3. Maruti Udyog Limited
4. Bharat Earth Movers Limited
5. Indian Space Research
Organization

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

36. Which one of the following is the correct statements?
(a) The modern Kochi was s Dutch colony till India’s independence.
(b) The Dutch defeated the Portuguese and built Fort Williams in the modern Kochi.
(c) The modern Kochi was first a Dutch colony before the Portuguese took over from them.
(d) The modern Kochi never became a part of the British colony.

37. Which one of the following was probed by the Liberhan Commission?
(a) Test Cricket match fixing (b) Best Bakery Case
(c) Tehelka tapes Case (d) Demolition of the disputed
structure at Ayodhya

38. Which one of the following airports in India is the first to be owned by a public limited company?
(a) Dabolim Airport, Goa (b) Cochin airport
(c) Hyderabad airport (d) Bangalore airport

39. Consider the following statements :
1. Champaner – Pavagadh Archaeological Park
2. Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Station, Mumbai
3. Mamallapuram
4. Sun Temple (Konark Temple)
Which of the above are included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 2 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

40. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Bahamas
(b) Costa Rica
(c) Nicaragua
(d) Dominican Republic Nassau San Jose Belmopan Santo Domingo

41. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given towns of Pakistan while moving from the North towards the South?
(a) Islamabad – Gujarawala – Peshawar – Multan
(b) Peshawar – Gujarawala – Multan – Islamabad
(c) Peshawar – Islamabad – Gujarawala – Multan
(d) Islamabad – Multan – Peshawar – Gujarawala

42. Where are the Balearic Islands located?
(a) Mediterranean Sea (b) Black Sea
(c) Baltic Sea (d) North Sea

43. Which one of the following countries does not border Lithuania?
(a) Poland (b) Ukraine
(c) Belarus (d) Latvia

44. Match List-I (Distinguished Person) with List-II (Achievement/Known as) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List I
(A)Guenter Grass
(B)Trevor Huddleston
(C)Dicky Dolma
(D)Kim Campbell

List II
1. First woman Prime Minister
of Canada
2. Nobel Prize Winner for
literature
3. Leading campaigner against
apartheid in South Africa
4. Youngest woman to climb the Mt. Everest
5. American violinist

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

45. Consider the following statements :
1. The Charter of the United Nations Organization was adopted at Geneva, Switzerland in June, 1945.
2. India was admitted to the United Nations Organization in the year 1945.
3. The Trusteeship Council of the United Nations Organization was established to the affairs of territories detached from Japan and Italy after the Second World War or such territories not under the control of a country at that time.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 (d) 3 only

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46. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List I (Distinguished Person)
(A)B.V. Rao
(B)C.K. Prahlad
(C)John Kurien
(D)Kiran Karnik

List II (Area of Work)
1. Automobiles Manufacture
2. Fisheries Economy
3. Information Technology and
Software
4. Poultry Farming
5. Management Science

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

47. Consider the following statements :
1. The Parliament cannot enlarge the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India as its jurisdiction is limited to that conferred by the Constitution
2. The officers and servants of the Supreme Court and High Courts are appointed by the concerned Chief Justice and the administrative expenses are charged on the Consolidated Fund of 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

48. Consider the following statements :
1. Article 301 pertains to the Right to Property.
2. Right to Property is a legal right but not a Fundamental Right.
3. Article 300 A was inserted in the Constitution of India by the Congress Government at the Centre by the 44th Constitutional Amendment.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 2 only (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

49. Who among the following invented Lasers?
(a) Theodore Maiman (b) Denis Papin
(c) Willam Moton (d) Fancis Crick

50. Consider the following statements :
1. Article 371A to 371I were inserted in the Constitution of India to meet regional demands of Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Goa.
2. Constitution of India and the United States of America can envisage a dual policy (The Union and the States) but a single citizenship.
3. A naturalized citizen of India can never be deprived of his citizenship.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 3
(c) 3 only (d) 1 only

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