GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2005 (Part 3 )

GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2005 (Part 3 )

101. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given substances in the decreasing order of their densities?
(a) Steel > Mercury > Gold (b) Gold > Mercury > Steel
(c) Steel > Gold > Mercury (d) Gold > Steel > mercury

102. Of which one of the following games is Shanmugham Venkatesh an outstanding
player?
(a) Table tennis (b) Hockey
(c) Football (d) Basketball

103. 2 Men and 1 woman board a bus in which 5 seats are vacant. One of these five seats is reserved for ladies. A woman may or may not sit on the seat reserved for ladies but a man can not sit on the seat reserved for ladies. In how many different ways can the five seats be occupied by these three passengers?
(a) 15 (b) 36
(c) 48 (d) 60

104. Consider the following statements :
1. The Constitution of India has 20 parts.
2. There are 390 Article in the Constitution of India in all.
3. Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelth schedules were added to the Constitution of India by the Constitution (Amendments) Acts.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 only
(c) 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

105. Who among the following was the Chairman of the Union Constitution Committee of the Constitution Assembly?
(a) B. R. Ambedkar (b) J. B. Kripalani
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru (d) Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar

106. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Southern Air Command – Thiruvananthapuram
(b) Eastern Naval Command – Visakhapatnam
(c) Armoured Corps Centre and School – Jabalpur
(d) Army Medical Corps Centre and School – Lucknow

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107. Which one of the following pairs are correctly matched?
Publication
1. Sportstar
2. Business-world
3. The Week
4. Reader’s Digest

Group
The Hindu publication group
ABP group
Malayala Manorama publication
group
Indian Express publication group
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 2 and 4 (d) 1 and 3

108. Which one of the following pairs are correctly matched? Enterprise Industrial Group
1. VSNL Bharti Group
2. Mundra Special Economic Zone Ltd Adani Group
3. CMC Ltd Tata Group
4. IPCL Reliance Group
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 4 (d) 2 , 3 and 4

109. In which country is Bandung, where the Conference of African and Asian nations was held which led to establishing Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), situated?
(a) Thailand (b) Egypt
(c) Indonesia (d) Philippines

110. Match items in the List-I (Businesswoman) with List-II (Company) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List I
(A) Zia Mody
(B) Anuradha J. Desai
(C) Villoo Morawala Patell
(D) Meena Kausik

List II
1. Venkateshwara Hatcheries
2. AZB & Partners
3. Quantum Market Research
4. AvesthaGengraine
Technology
5. Biocon India

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

111. A square is divided into 9 identical smaller squares. Six identical are to be placed in these smaller squares such that each of the three rows gets at least one ball (one ball in one square only). In how many different ways can this be done?
(a) 27 (b) 36
(c) 54 (d) 81

112. There are 6 persons – A, B, C, D, E and F. They are to be seated in a row such that B never sits anywhere ahead of B. In how many different ways can this be done?
(a) 60 (b) 72
(c) 120 (d) None of the above

113. For which one of the following items, is Tirupur well-known as a huge exporter to many parts of the world?
(a) Gems and Jewellery
(b) Leather goods
(c) Knitted garments
(d) Handicrafts

114. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?
Project
(a) Integrated Steel Plant at
Jaipur (Orrisa)
(b) Power Plant at Jamnagar
(Gujarat)
(c) Nabinagar Power Plant
(Bihar)
(d) Kayamkulom Power Plant
(Kerala)

Company

Steel Authority of India
Essar Power
Indian Railways
National Thermal
Power Corporation

Lucknow

115. Virtual water trade is being looked at by experts as a solution to the world’s water
crisis, What does virtual water (VW) imply?
(a) Volume of heavy water required to replace ordinary water.
(b) Volume of water required to produce a commodity or service.
(c) Volume of water saved by using rainwater harvesting.
(d) Volume of water utilized by an effective flood control.

116. Consider the following statements : concerning the Indian Railways :
1. The Head Quarters of the North Western Railway are located at Jodhpur.
2. ‘Indrail pass’ – a travel-as-you-please ticket has been created especially for freedom fighters and sportspersons who have represented India in any game/sport.
3. Fairy Queen is a train using the world’s oldest working engine and the Indian Railways conduct a journey of wildlife and heritage sites on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 2 only (b) 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 (d) None

117. 300 persons are participating in a meeting, out of which 120 are foreigners and the rest are Indians. Out of the Indian’s there are 110 men who are not judges; 160 are men judges, and 35 are women judges. There are no foreign judges. How many Indian women attended the meeting?
(a) 35 (b) 45
(c) 55 (d) 60

118. There are 6 persons: A, B, C, D, E and F.
(i) A has 3 items more than C
(ii) D has 2 items less than B
(iii) E has 6 items less than F
(iv) C has 2 items more than E
(v) F has 3 items more than D
Which one of the following figures can not be equal to the total number of items possessed by all the 6 persons?
(a) 41 (b) 47
(c) 53 (d) 58

119. Ten identical particles are moving randomly inside a closed box. What is the probability that at any given point of time all the ten particles will be lying in the same half of the box?
(a) 1/2 (b) 1/5
(c) 2/9 (d) 2/11

120. An equilateral triangular plate is to be cut into n number of identical small equilateral triangular plates. Which one of the following can be possible value of n ?
(a) 196 (b) 216
(c) 256 (d) 296

121. There are 10 identical coins and each one of them has ‘H’ engraved on its one face and ‘T’ engraved on its other face. These 10 coins are lying on a table and each one or them has ‘H’ face as the upper face.
In one attempt, exactly four (neither more nor less) coins can be turned upside down. What is the minimum total number of attempts in which the ‘T’ faces of all the 10 coins can be brought to be the upper faces?
(a) 4 (b) 7
(c) 8 (d) Not possible

122. Which one of the following states border Uttar Pradesh?
1. Punjab
2. Rajasthan
3. Chhattisgarh
4. Jharkhand
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1 and 4 (d) 1 and 3

123. Which one of the following cities is the seat of Parliament of South Africa?
(a) Pretoria (b) Durban
(c) Johannesburg (d) Cape Town

124. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
British Prime minister
(a) John Major
(b) James Callaghan
(c) Harold Wilson
(d) Margaret Thatcher

Political Party
Conservative Party
Labour Party
Conservative Party
Conservative Party

125. Match items in the List-I with those in the List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List I (Location)
(A)Kakinada
(B)Dundigal
(C)Margao
(D)Bhadrachalam

List II (Known For/In News for)
1. Skybus Metro rail test-run
2. TIC paper board Unit
3. Bio-diesel plant
4. Indian Air Force Academy

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

126. In Which one of the following countries, is Tamil a major language?
(a) Myanmar (b) Indonesia
(c) Mauritius (d) Singapore

127. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given Indian cities in the decreasing order of their normal annual rainfall?
(a) Kochi – Kolkata – Delhi – Patna
(b) Kolkata – Kochi – Patna – Delhi
(c) Kochi – Kolkata – Patna – Delhi
(d) Kolkata – Kochi – Delhi – Patna

128. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List I (City)
(A)Washinton D.C.
(B)Berlin
(C)Paris
(D)Madrid

List II (River)
1. River Manzanares
2. River Seine
3. River Spree
4. River Potomac

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

129. Consider the following statements :
1. The Constitution of the United States of America came into force in the year 1810.
2. All revenue bills must originate in the House of Representatives of the US Congress.
3. George W. Bush is the only President in the history of the United States of America whose father was also the President of the United States of America.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only (b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 (d) 2 and 3

130. Which one of the following diseases of milching animals are infectious?
1. Foot and Mouth disease
2.Anthrax
3. Black Quarter
4.Cowpox
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

131. Under which one of the Ministries of the Government of India does the Food and Nutrition Board work?
(a) Ministry of Agriculture.
(b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
(c) Ministry of Human Resource Development
(d) Ministry of Rural Development

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132. Consider the following statements :
1. Dengue is a protozoan disease transmitted by mosquitoes.
2. Retro-orbital pain is not a symptom of Dengue.
3. Skin rash and bleeding from nose and gums are some of the symptoms of the Dengue.
Which one of the following
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 3 only
(c) 2 only (d) 1 and 3

133. Who among the following is not a member of the Investment Commission formed in December, 2004?
(a) Ratan Tata (b) Deepak Parekh
(c) Ashok Ganguly (d) Kumaramangalam Birla

134. Consider the following statements :
1. Silent Valley National Park is in the Nallamalai range.
2. Pathrakkadavu Hydroelectric Project is proposed to be built near the Silent Valley National Park.
3. The Kunthi river originates in Silent Valley’s rainforests.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 3 (b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

135. In Which one of the following countries did hundreds of people die in year 2004 as a result of flooding and mudslides triggered by Tropical storm Jenne?
(a) Colombia (b) Haiti
(c) Sudan (d) Ghana

136. Consider the following statements :
1. Areawise, Chhattisgarh is larger than West Bangal.
2. According to the Population 2001 Census population of West Bangal is larger than that of Chhattisgarh.
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

137.Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
Current Name
(a) Harare
(b) Ethiopia
(c) Ghana
(d) Kinshasa

Old Name
Salisbury
Abyssinia
Dutch Guiana
Leopoldvile

138. Which one of the following statements is correct ?
(a)The First Meeting of the Parties (MOP 1) to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety was held in
Philippines in the year 2004.
(b)India is not a signatory to the Biosafety Protocol/Convention on Biological Diversity.
(c)The Biosafety Protocol deals with genetically modified organisms.
(d)The United States of America is member of the Biosafety Protocol/ Convention on Biological Diversity.

139.Where was world’s largest ever Meet on HIV AIDS held in July, 2004?
(a)Bankok (b)Singapore
(c)New York (d)Rome

140. Consider the following statements:
1. Global Trust Bank has been amalgamated with the Punjab National Bank.
2. The second report of the Kelkar Committee dealing with direct and indirect taxes has maintained its original recommendations including the abolition of exemptions relating to housing loans.
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

141. Which one of the following are the correct statements on the basis of Census-2001?
(a) Bihar has the highest percentage of the Scheduled Castes of its population
(b) The decadal growth of population of India (1991-2001) has been below 20%.
(c) Mizoram is the Indian State with the least population.
(d) Pondicherry has the highest sex ratio among the Union Territories.

142. The Constitution (98th Amendment) Act is related to :
(a) Empowering the Centre to levy and appropriate service tax
(b) The Constitution of the National Judicial Commission
(c) Readjustment of electoral constituencies on the basis of the Population Census 2001
(d) The demarcation of new boundaries between States

143. Consider the following statements:
1. India is the second country in the world to adopt a National Family Planning Programme.
2. The National Population Policy of India 2000 seeks to achieve replacement level of fertility by 2010 with a Population of 111 crores.
3. Kerala is the first State in India to achieve replacement level of fertility.
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

144. Match items in the List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List I (Lawn Tennis Tournament)
(A)French Open 2004
(B)Wimbledon 2004
(C)US Open 2004
(D)Australian Open 2004

List II (Winner of woman single)
1. Svetlana Kuznetsova
2. Anastasia Myskina
3. Maria Sharapova
4. Serena Williams
5. Jastine Henin Hardene

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

145. Match items in the List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:
List I (Former Sport Person)
(A).Wallly Grout
(B).Eusebio
(C)Rod Laver
(D)Mark Spitz

List II ( Game /Sport)
1. Swimming
2. Lawn Tennis
3. Cricket
4. Football
5. Basketball

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

146. Which one of the following statements is not correct ?
(a)There is no definition of the Scheduled Tribe in the Constitution of India.
(b)North-East India accounts for a little over half of the country’s tribal Population.
(c)The people known as Todas live in the Nilgiri area.
(d)Lotha is a language spoken in Nagaland.

147. Consider the following statements :
1. The forest cover in India Constitutes around 20% of its geographical area. Out of the total forest cover, dense forest constitutes around 40%
2. The National Forestry Action Programme aims at bringing one-third of the area of India under tree/forest cover.
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

148. Consider the following statements:
1. The Man Booker Prize is awarded to citizen of any of the countries of the British Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
2.A leading London-based software company underwrites the Man Booker Prize presently.
3. The winner of the Man Booker Prize in year 2004 is a South Asian.
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
149.
Consider the following statements :
1.The number of post offices in India is in excess of 1.5 lakhs.
2.Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) was formed in the year 1997.
3.Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was established in the year 2000.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2
(c) 1 only (d) 3 only

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150. Which one of the following pairs are correctly matched?
Person
1. Champadevi Shukla
2. Dr. P. Sri Ramachanrudu
3. Ela Ramesh Bhatt
4. Upamany Chatterjee

Award
Goldman Environmental Prize Vachaspti Puraskar Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management Lalit Kala Ratna Award

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

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