GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2006 (Part 1)

GS Prelims Previous Years Question Paper- 2006 (Part 1)


1. Match List . 1 with List . II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :

List . I
(National Park/ Wildlife Sanctuary)
A. Chandra Prabha
B. Karera
C. Jaisamand
D. Nahargarh

List . II

(Nearby Town)
1. Jaipur
2. Jhansi
3. Agra
4. Varanasi
5. Udaipur

A B C D

(a) 4 1 5 2
(b) 5 2 3 1
(c) 4 2 5 1
(d) 5 1 3 2
2. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
Well . known Company Major Area of Work
(a) Adobe Systems India : Software
(b) Sasken : Communication technology
(c) Genpact : Power generation
(d) Sunthite : Export of spices
3. Match List . I with Likst . II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :

List . I List . II
(Place of (State) Archaeological Monument)
A. Sisupalgarh 1. Assam
B. Piprahwa 2. Manipur
C. Goalpara 3. Orissa
D. Bishnupur 4. Uttar Pradesh

A B C D

(a) 2 4 1 3
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 3 1 4 2
4. In which one among the following is the speed of sound maximum ?
(a) Air at 0ºC (b) Air at 100ºC
(c) Water (d) Wood
5. Consider the following chemicals :
1. Benzene
2. Carbon tetrachloride
3. Sodium Carbonate
4. Trichloroethylene

Which of the above is/are used as dry cleaning chemicals ?

(a) 1 Only (b) 2 Only
(c) 1, 2 and 4 Only (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
6. Consider the following statements :
1. Caffeine, a constituent of tea and coffee is a diuretic.
2. Citric acid is used in soft drinks.
3. Ascorbic acid is essential for the formation of bones and teeth.
4. Citric acid is a good substitution for ascorbic acid in our nutrition.

Which of the statements given above are correct ?

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

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7. Which one of the following subjects is under the Union List in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of Indian ?
(a) Regulation of labour and safety in mines and oilfields
(b) Agriculture
(c) Fisheries
(d) Public health
8. Consider the following statements :
1. There is no provision in the Constitution of India to encourage equal pay for equal work for both men and women.
2. The constitution of India does not define backward classes.

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
9. What is the new administrative capital proposed for Myanmar ?
(a) Bassein (b) Mandalay
(c) Myitkyina (d) Pyinmana
10. Consider the following statements :
1. Sikkim has the minimum area among the 28 Indian States (Delhi and Pondicherry not included).
2. Chandigarh has the highest literacy rate among Pondicherry, NCT of Delhi and other Union Territories.
3. Maharashtra has the highest population after Uttar Pradesh among the 28 Indian States (Delhi and Pondicherry not included).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 only (d) 3 only
11. Match List . I with Likst . II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :

List . I List . II
(Centre of (State)
Handicrafts)
A. Mon 1. Arunachal Pradesh
B. Nalbari 2. Assam
C. Pasighat 3. Meghalaya
D. Tura 4. Nagaland

A B C D
(a) 4 2 1 3
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 1 3 4 2
(d) 1 2 4 3
12. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?
(a) Vikramsila Monastery : Uttar Pradesh
(b) Hemkund Gurudwara : Himachal Pradesh
(c) Udayagiri Caves : Maharashtra
(d) Amaravati Buddhist Stupa : Andhra Pradesh
13. Consider the following statements :
1. The Rajya Sabha alone has the power to declare that it would be in national interest for the Parliament to legislate with respect to a matter in the State List.
2. Resolution approving the
Proclamation of Emergency are
passed only by the Lok Sabha.

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
14. What is the name of the vessel that delivers the nutrient rich blood from the stomach & small intestine to the liver ?
(a) Left hepatic artery
(b) Hepatic vein
(c) Right hepatic artery
(d) Hepatic portal vein
15. Consider the following statements with reference to human body :
1. The common bile duct release its contents into stomach.
2. The pancreatic duct releases its contents into duodenum.

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

Directions : The following Six (6) 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 code given below :
16.
Assertion (A): .Balance of Payments. represents a better picture of a country.s economic transactions with the rest of the world than the .Balance of Trade..

Reason (R) : .Balance of Payments.takes into account the exchange of both visible and invisible items whereas .Balance of Trade. does not.
17.
Assertion (A): In India, every state has a High Court in its territory.

Reason (R) : The Constitution of India provides for a High Court in each state.
18.
Assertion (A): To orbit around the Sun, the planet Mars takes lesser time than the time taken by the Earth.

Reason (R) : The diameter of the Planet Mars is less than that of the Earth.
19.
Assertion (A): Cellulose is used in making shatter proof glass.

Reason (R) : Polysaccharides are not soluble in water.
20.
Assertion (A): Muhammad bin Tughlaq issued a new gold coin which was called Dinar by Ibn Batutah.

Reason (R) : Muhammad bin Tughlaq wanted to issue token currency in gold coins to Promote trade with West Asian and North African countries.
21.
Assertion (A): The percentage of net sown area in the total area of Andhra Pradesh is less as compared to that of West Bengal.

Reason (R) : The soil of most of Andhra Pradesh is laterite.
22. Consider the following statements in respect of welfare schemes launched by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India .
1. Drinking water for rural areas in one of the components of the Bharat Nirman Plan.
2. In the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 there is a provision that the statutory minimum wage applicable to agriculture workers in the State has to be paid to the workers under the Act.

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
23. What does the 104th Constitution Amendment Bill relate to ?
(a) Abolition of Legislative Councils in certain States
(b) Introduction of dual citizenship for persons of Indian origin living outside India
(c) Providing quota to socially and educationally backward classes in private educational institutions.
(d) Providing quota for religious minorities in the services under the Central Government.

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24. Which one of the following statements is correct ?
Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act (FRBMA) concerns
(a) fiscal deficit only
(b) revenue deficit only
(c) both fiscal and revenue deficit
(d) neither fiscal deficit nor revenue deficit.
25. Consider the following statements :
1. Petronet LNG Ltd. Is setting up another LNG terminal at Mangalore.
2. The Head Office of the Dredging Corporation of India is at Visakhapatnam.
3. The Narwapahar Mine is operated by the Uranium Corporation of Indian Limited.Which of the statements given above are correct ?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2, only
(c) 2 and 3, only (d) 1 and 3, only
26. In which one of the following oceans is Diamantina Trench situated ?
(a) Pacific Ocean (b) Atlantic Ocean
(c) Indian Ocean (d) Arctic Ocean
27. What is IndoNext which was launched in January, 2005 ?
(a) A new scheme to promote Indian tourism
(b) A new scheme to promote export of Indian handicrafts
(c) An association of the Non-Resident Indians to organize Pravasi Bhartiya Divas every year in India
(d) An alternative trading platform being promoted by the Bombay Stock Exchange and Regional Stock Exchanges.
28. In which one of the following areas did the Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research make significant progress in the year 2005?
(a) Reprocessing the uranium-plutonium  mixed carbide fuel of the Fast Breeder test Reactor.
(b) New applications of radioisotopes in metallurgy
(c) A new technology for production of heavy water
(d) A new technology for high level nuclear waste management.
29. Zayed bin Sultan-al-Nahyan was a long  serving President of which of the following ?
(a) Oman
(b) Kuwait
(c) United Arab Emirates
(d) Saudi Arabia
30. Which one of the following Indian banks is not a nationalized bank ?
(a) Corporation Bank
(b) Dena Bank
(c) Federal bank
(d) Vijaya Bank
31. In which state is the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development located ?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Karnataka
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Uttranchal
32. Who among the following is a Hindustani classical singer ?
(a) Geeta Chandran
(b) Leela Samson
(c) Gangubai Hangal
(d) Swapnasundari
33. Other than India and China, which of the following groups of countries border Myanmar ?
(a) Bangladesh, Thailand and Vietnam
(b) Cambodia, Laos and Malaysia
(c) Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia
(d) Thailand, Laos and Bangladesh
34. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?

Well-known Place Country
(a) Baikonour : Russia
(b) Kourou : French Guiana
(c) Borobudar : Indonesia
(d) Cannes : France
35. Through which one of the following groups of countries does the Equator pass ?
(a) Brazil, Zambia and Malaysia
(b) Colombia, Kenya and Indonesia
(c) Brazil, Sudan and Malaysia
(d) Venezuela, Ethiopia and Indonesia
36. From north towards South, which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given rivers in India ?
(a) Shyok – Spiti – Zaskar – Satluj
(b) Shyok – Zaskar – Spiti – Satluj
(c) Zaskar – Shyok – Satluj – Spiti
(d) Zaskar – Satluj – Shyok – Spiti
37. What is the approximate mean velocity with which the Earth moves round the Sun in its orbit ?
(a) 20 km/s (b) 30 km/s
(c) 40 km/s (d) 50 km/s
38. Match List . I with Likst . II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :

List . I
(Finding/Invention/ Calculation)
A. Time Taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun
B. Calculation of the value of (.pi.)
C. Invention of the digit zero
D. The game of snakes and ladders

List . II
(Ancient Indian Scholar)
1. Aryabhatta
2. Bhaskaracharya
3. Budhayana
4. Gyandev

A B C D
(a) 2 4 1 3
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 1 3 2 4
(d) 1 4 2 3
39. Which of the following is not correctly matched ?

Prominent Indian Writer Language
(a) Raja Rao : Telugu
(b) Gobind Trimbuk Deshpande : Marathi
(c) Subramaniyam Bharati : Tamil
(d) Tara Shankar Joshi : Gujarati
40. What was the main reason for which Niger was in the news in recent times?
(a) Many deaths due to AIDS
(b) Fierce civil war
(c) Intense fighting with Algeria
(d) Famine and starvation
41. Consider the following statements :
1. Meningococ cal Meningitis is transmitted from person to person by mosquito bites.
2. Vomiting and neck pain are two of the symptoms of Meningococcal meningitis.

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

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42. Consider the following statements :
1. In India, during the financial year 2004 – 2005 an increase of below 10% over the value of exports (in rupee terms) in the financial year 2003 – 2004 was reported.
2. According to the WTO, India.s share in the world merchandise exports 2% in the year 2005.

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
43. Which one of the following countries is not a member of the Commonwealth of Independence States (CIS) ?
(a) Armenia (b) Belarus
(c) Estonia (d) Georgia
44. Match List . I with Likst . II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :

List . I (Author)
A. Amartya Sen
B. Bimal Jalan
C. Arundhati Roy
D. Mani Shankar

List . II (Book)
1. An Ordinary Person.s Guide to Empire
2. The Argumentative Indian
3. The Future of India
4. Confessions of a Aiyar Secular Fundamental

A B C D
(a) 3 2 1 4
(b) 3 2 4 1
(c) 2 3 1 4
(d) 2 3 4 1
45. A watch showed a time of fourteen minutes past nine (9 hrs and 14 minutes).
The positions of the hour-hand and the minutehand of the watch are exactly interchanged.
The new time shown by the watch is closes to which one of the following ?
(a) Twelve minutes to three
(b) Thirteen minutes to three
(c) Fourteen minutes to three
(d) Fifteen minutes to three
46. Consider the following statements :
1. The agreement on South Asian FreeTrade Area (SAFTA) came into effect from 1st December, 2005.
2. As per SAFTA agreement terms, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have to decrease their custom duties to the level of 0 to 5 percent by the year 2013.

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

Recent Scientific Achievement Country
(a) Creating the World.s first mouse : United Kingdom
(b) Cloning a human embryo for the first time : Germany
(c) Guiding a spacecraft for Collision with a comet : United States of America
(d) Landing a spacecraft on an asteroid : Japan
48. Which one among the following is not a good source of nutritional calcium ?
(a) Rice (b) Ragi
(c) Skimmed milk (d) Egg
49. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched ?

Inventor Invention
1. Christopher : Hovercraft Cockerell
2. David Bushnell : Submarine
3. J.C. Perrier : Steamship

Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 2, only
(c) 2 and 3, only (d) 1 and 3, only
50. Which one among the following commissions was set up in pursuance of a definite provision under an Article of the Constitution of India ?
(a) University Grants commission
(b) National Human Rights Commission
(c) Election Commission
(d) Central Vigilance Commission

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