GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2005 (Part 2)

GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2005 (Part 2)


51. Consider the following statements :
1. Part IX of the Constitution of India contains provisions for Panchayats and was inserted by the Constitution ( 73rd Amendment) Act, 1992
2. Part IX A of the Constitution of India contains provisions for municipalities and the Article 243 Q envisages two types of municipalities – Municipal Council and a Municipal Corporation for every state.
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

52. Consider the following statements :
1. Lord Mountbatten was the Viceroy when Shimla Conference took place
2. Indian Navy Revolt, 1946 took place when the Indian sailors in the Royal Indian Navy at Bombay and Karachi rose against the Government.
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

53. Which one of the following territories was not affected by the Revolt of 1857?
(a) Jhansi (b) Chittor
(c) Jagdishpur (d) Lucknow

54. Which one of the following places did Kunwar Singh, a prominent leader of the Revolt of 1857 belong to?
(a) Bihar (b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Rajasthan (d) Uttar Pradesh

55. Which one of the following pairs are correctly matched?
Movement/Satyagraha
1. Champaran
2. Ahmedabad Mill Workers
3. Kheda

Person Actively Associated With
Rajendra Prasad
Morarji Desai
Vallabhbhai Patel
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

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56. Who among the following was not associated with the formation of U.P. Kisan Sabha in February 1918?
(a) Indra Narain Dwivedi (b) Gauri Shankar Misra
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru (d) Madan Mohan Malviya

57. Who among the following drafted the resolution on fundamental rights for the Karachi Session of Congress in 1931?
(a) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (b) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad (d) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

58. In October 1920, who of the following headed a group of Indians gathered at Tashkent to set up a communist Party of India?
(a) H. K. Sarkar (b) P. C. Joshi
(c) M. C. Chagla (d) M. N. Roy

59. At which Congress Session was the Working Committee authorized to launch a programme of Civil Disobedience?
(a) Bombay (b) Lahore
(c) Lucknow (d) Tripuri

60. In which one of the following provinces was a Congress Ministry not formed under the Act of 1935?
(a) Bihar (b) Madras
(c) Orissa (d) Punjab

61. Consider the following statements : On the eve of the launch of Quit India Movement, Mahatma Gandhi
1. asked the Government servants to resign.
2. asked the soldiers to leave their posts.
3. asked the Princes of the Princely States to accept the sovereignty of their own people.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

62. Where were the Ghadar revolutionaries, who became active during the outbreak of the World War I based?
(a) Central America (b) North America
(c) West America (d) South America

63. What was Komagata Maru?
(a) A political party based in Taiwan
(b) Peasant communist leader of China
(c) A naval ship on voyage to China
(d) A Chinese village where Mao Tse Tung began his Long march

64. Who among the following was a proponent of Fabianism as a movement?
(a) Annie Beasant (b) A. O. Hume
(c) Michael Madhusudan Dutt (d) R. Palme Dutt

65. Recently, to which of the following countries did India offer to build a Buddha Temple?
(a) China (b) Myanmar
(c) Thailand (d) Vietnam

66. Which one of the following is not an ASEAN member?
(a) Cambodia (b) China
(c) Laos (d) Philippines

67. Consider the following :
1. Disputes with mobile cellular companies
2. Motor accident cases
3. Pension cases
For which of the above are Lok Adalats held?
(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

68. Consider the following statements :
1. Second World Buddhist Summit was held in Bangkok in November-December, 2004
2. World Punjabi Conference was held in Jalandhar in December, 2004
3. 4th Meeting of the SAARC, Trade Ministers was held in Islamabad in November, 2004
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 3 only (b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

69. Consider the following statements :
1. The Parliament of Russia is called Federal Assembly.
2. The Council of the Federation in the Russian Parliament is the lower house
3. The name of the upper house in the Russian Parliament is State Duma.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3 (d) 1 only

70. Consider the following statements :
1. Great Britain comprises England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
2. England covers less than 60% of the total area of the United Kingdom.
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

71. Consider the following statements :
1. During the process of osmosis, the solvent travels from the concentrated solution to the dilute solution.
2. In the reverse osmosis, external pressure is applied to the dilute solution.
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

72. Consider the following statements :
1. Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) has been established by the International Development Association (IDA) to provide further assistance to lowincome countries facing high level of indebtedness.
2. Singapore Regional Training Institute (STI) is one of the institutes that provide training in macroeconomics analysis and policy, and related subjects as a part of programme of the IMF Institute.
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

73. Consider the following statements :
1. Sensex is based on 50 of the most important stocks available on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)
2. For calculating the Sensex, all the Sensex stocks are assigned proportional weightage.
3. New York Stock Exchange is the oldest stock exchange in the world.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 2 only (b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3 (d) None

74. Consider the following statements :
1. The Headquarters of the International Organization for Standardization are located in Rome
2. ISO 9000 relates to the quality management system and standards.
3. ISO 14000 relates to environmental management system standards.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 (d) None

75. Consider the following statements :
1. In the First Round Table Conference Dr. Ambedkar demanded electorates for the depressed classes.
2. In the Poona Pact, special provisions for representation of the depressed people in the local bodies and civil services were made.
3. The Indian National Congress did not take part in the Third Round Table Conference.
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

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76. Consider the following statements :
1. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar founded the Bethune School at Calcutta with the main aim of encouraging education for women.
2. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was the first graduate of the Calcutta University.
3. Keshav Chandra Sen’s campaign against Sati led to the enactment of a law to ban Sati by the then Governor General.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

77. Who among the following repealed the Vernacular Press Act?
(a) Lord Dufferin (b) Lord Ripon
(c) Lord Curzon (d) Lord Hardinge

78. Where is the volcanic mountain, Mount St- Helens located?
(a) Chile (b) Japan
(c) Philippines (d) United States of America

79. Which one of the following statements is not correct?
(a) The Western Ghats are relatively higher in their northern region
(b) The Anai Mudi is the highest peak in the Western Ghats
(c) Tapi river lies to the south of Satpura.
(d) The Narmada and the Tapi river valleys are said to be old rift valleys.

80. Gandhi Sagar Dam is a part of Which one of the following ?
(a) Chambal Project (b) Kosi Project
(c) Damodar Valley Project (d) Bhakra Nangal Project

81. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given hills starting from the north and going towards the south?
(a) Nallamalai Hills – Nilgiri Hills – Javadi Hills – Anaimalai Hills
(b) Anaimalai Hills – Javadi Hills – Nilgiri Hills – Nallamalai Hills
(c) Nallamalai Hills Javadi Hills – Nilgiri Hills – Anaimalai Hills
(d) Anaimalai Hills – Nallamalai Hills – Javadi Hills – Nilgiri Hills

82. Which one of the following is not a Biosphere Reserve?
(a) Agasthyamalai (b) Nallamalai
(c) Nilgiri (d) Panchmarhi

Directions : The following 7 (seven) 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 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

83. Assertion (A) : The same face of the Moon is always presented to the Earth.

Reason (R) : The Moon rotates about its own axis in 23½ days which is about the same time that it takes to orbit the Earth.

84. Assertion (A) : Existence of human life on Venus is highly improbable.

Reason (R) : Venus has extremely high level of carbon dioxide in its atmosphere.

85. Assertion (A) : All the proteins in our food are digested in small intestine only.

Reason (R) : The protein-digesting enzymes from pancreas are released into small intestine.

86. Assertion (A) : Amoeba reproduces by fission.

Reason (R) : All unicellular organisms reproduce by asexual methods.

87. Assertion (A): Wind patterns are clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere.

Reason (R) : The directions of wind patterns in the northern and the southern hemisphere are governed by the Coriolis Effect.

88. Assertion (A) : The main constituent of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas is methane.

Reason(R) : Methane can be used directly for burning in homes and factories where it can be supplied through pipelines.

89. Assertion (A) : The person with diabetes insipidus feels thirsty.

Reason (R) : A person with diabetes insipidus suffers from excess secretion of vasopressin.

90. Consider the following statements :
1. Vigyan Rail is a Science Exhibition on wheels organized by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
2. Vigyan Prasar is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
3. EDUSAT, the ISRO’s educational satellite was launched from French Guyana in 2004.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3 (d) None

91. Consider the following statements :
1. Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) is liquefied under extremely cold temperatures and high pressure to facilitate storage or transportation in specially designed vessels.
2. First LNG terminal in India was built in Hassan.
3. Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) are separated from LPG and these include ethane, propane, butane and natural gasoline.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

Directions (For the next FOUR items) : Based on the information given below, answer the four items which follow it :
Gopal, Harsh, Inder, Jai and Krishnan have Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Cuttack, Delhi and Ernakulam as their hometowns (Not necessarily in that order). They are studying in Engineering, Medical, Commerce, Economics and History Colleges (Not necessarily in that order). None of the five boys is studying in his hometown, but each of them studies in one of the cities given above.Further, it is given that:
(i) Gopal’s hometown is Ernakulam.
(ii) Harsh is not studying in Ahmedabad or Bhopal.
(iii) Economic college is in Bhopal.
(iv) Inder’s hometown is cuttack.
(v) Krishnan is studing in Delhi.
(vi) Jai is studying in Ernakulam and the History College4 is in his hometown Ahmedabad.
(vii) Engineering College is situated in Ernakulam.
Based on the information given above answer the next four items:

92. Which is Krishnan’s hometown?
(a) Ahmedabad (b) Cuttack
(c) Bhopal (d) Cannot be determined

93. Which College is situated in Inder’s hometown?
(a) Commerce (b) Medical
(c) Economics (d) Commerce or Medical

94. Who studies in Bhopal?
(a) Gopal (b) Harsh
(c) Gopal or Inder (d) Inder or Harsh

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95. If Inder studies in Ahmedabad, then which one of the following is the correct combination of Person-Hometown-Place of Study?
(a) Gopal – Ernakulam -Delhi (b) Jai – Ahmedabad – Ernakulam
(c) Krishnan – Delhi – Ernakulam (d) Harsh – Bhopal – Delhi

96. Left pan of a faulty balance weighs 100 gram more than its right pan. A shopkeeper keeps the weight measure in the left pan while buying goods but keeps it in the right pan while selling his goods. He uses only 1 kg weight measure. If he sells his goods at the listed cost price, what is his gain?
(a) 200/11 % (b) 100/11%
(c) 100/9 % (d) 200/9%

97. On a railway route between two places A and B, there are 10 stations on the way. If 4 new stations are to be added, how many types of new tickets will be required if each ticket is issued for a one-way journey?
(a) 14 (b) 48
(c) 96 (d) 108

98. Aryan runs at a speed of 40 metre/minute. Rahul follows him after an interval of 5 minutes and runs at a speed of 50 metre/minute. Rahul’s dog runs at a speed of 60 metre/minute and starts along with Rahul. The dog reaches Aryan and them comes back to Rahul, and continues to do so till Rahul reaches Aryan. What is the total distance covered by the dog?
(a) 600 metres (b) 750 metres
(c) 980 metres (d) 1200 metres

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99. A big rectangular plot of area 4320 m2 is divided into 3 square-shaped smaller plots by fencing parallel to the smaller side of the plot. However some area of land was still left as a square could not be formed. So, 3 more square-shaped plots were formed by fencing parallel to longer side of the original plot such that no area of the plot was left surplus.
What are the dimensions of the original plot?
(a) 160 m ´ 27 m (b) 240 m ´ 18 m
(c) 120 m ´ 36 m (d) 135 m ´ 32 m

100. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the list :
List I (Atomic Power Plants) List II ( State )
/ Heavy Water Plants
(A)Thal 1. Andhra Pradesh
(B)Manuguru 2. Gujarata
(C)Kakrapar 3. Maharastra
(D)Kaiga 4. Maha
5. Karnataka

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

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