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Civil Services Examination 2009 Prelims - Answer Key (Held on 17-May 2009)



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(Questions from 1- 150)

1. Consider the following cities

1. Infant mortality rate takes into account the
death of infants within a month after birth.

2. Infant mortality rate is the number of
infant deaths in a particular year per 100
live births during that year.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

2. If a Panchayat is dissolved, elections are to be
held within
(a) 1 month
(b) 3 months
(c) 6 months
(d) 1 year

3. Consider the following statements?
1. The Governor of Punjab is concurrently
the Administrator of Chandigarh
2. The Governor of Kerala is concurrently
the Administrator of Lakshadweep
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. Consider the following Pairs?
Organization Location of Headquarters
1. Asian Development Bank : Tokyo
2. Asia – Pacific Economic Cooperation : Singapore
3. Association of South East Asian Nations : Bangkok

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly
matched?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. With reference to the United Nations,
consider the following statements.
1. The Economic and Social Council
(ECOSOC) of UN consists of 24 member
States.
2. It is elected by a 2/3rd majority of the
General Assembly for a 3 year term.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

6. In which one of the following places is the
Shompea tribe found?
(a) Nilgiri Hills
(b) Nicobar Islands
(c) Spiti Valley
(d) Lakshadweep Islands

7. Consider the following statements?

1. The Advocate General of a State in India
is appointed by the President of India
upon the recommendation of the
Governor of the concerned State.
2. As provided in Civil Procedure Code,
High Courts have original, appellate and
advisory jurisdiction at the State level.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

8. In India, the first Municipal Corporation was
set up in which one among the following?
(a) Calcutta
(b) Madras
(c) Bombay
(d) Delhi

9. With reference to Lok Adalats, consider the following statements
1. An award made by a Lok Adalat is
deemed to be a decree of a civil court and
no appeal lies against thereto before any
court.
2. Matrimonial/Family disputes are not
covered under Lok Adalat
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

10. With reference to Union Government,
consider the following statements
1. The Constitution of India provides that all
Cabinet Ministers shall be compulsory the
sitting members of Lok Sabha only
2. The Union Cabinet Secretariat operates
under the direction of the Ministry of
Parliamentary Affairs.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

11. Which one of the following Constitutional
Amendments states that the total number of
Ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the
Council of Ministers shall not exceed fifteen
percent of the total number of members of the
House of the People?

(a) 90th
(b) 91st
(c) 92nd
(d) 93rd

12. Consider the following statements

1. Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT)
was set up during the Prime Ministership
of Lal Bahadur Shastri
2. The Members of CAT are drawn from
both Judicial and administrative streams.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

13. With reference to Union Government
consider the following statements?
1. The number of Ministries at the Centre on
15th August 1947 was 18
2. The number of Ministries at the Centre at
present is 36.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

14. Consider the following Statements?
1. The first telegraph line in India was laid
between Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and
Diamond Harbour
2. The first Export Processing Cone in India
was set up in Kandla.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

15. Which one of the following Union Ministries
implements the Cartagena Protocol on
Biosafety?

(a) Ministry of Science and Technology
(b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(c) Ministry of Environment and Forests
(d) Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers


16. In a carom board game competition, m boys
and n girls (m>n>1) of a school participate in
which every student has to play exactly one
game with every other student. Out of the
total games played, it was found that in 221
games one player was a boy and the other
player was a girl.
Consider the following statements

1. The total number of students that
participated in the competition is 30.
2. The number of games in which both
players were girls is 78.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

17. There are three cans A, B and C. The
capacities of A, B and C are 6 litres, 10 litres
and 16 litres respectively. The can C contains
16 litres of milk. The milk has to be divided
in them using these three cans only
Consider the following statements

1. It is possible to have 6 litres of milk each
in can A and can B.
2. It is possible to have 8 litres of milk each
in can B and can C.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

18. Consider the following Pairs?
1. Ashok Leyland : Hinduja Group
2. Hindalco Industries : A.V.Birla Group
3. Suzlon Energy : Punj Lloyd Group

Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 3

19. In the context of global economy, which one
of the following pairs is not correctly
matched?

(a) JP Morgan Chase : Financial Services
(b) Roche Holding AG : Financial Services
(c) WL Rose & Co. : Private Equity Firm
(d) Warburg Pincus : Private Equity Firm

20. Consider the following holuses

1. Christie’s
2. Osian’s
3. Soptheby’s

Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

21. In the context of CO2 emission and Global
Warming, what is the name of a market
driven device under the UNFCC that allows
developing countries to get funds/incentives
from the developed countries to adopt better
technologies that reduce greenhouse gas
emissions?

(a) Carbon Footprint
(b) Carbon Credit Rating
(c) Clean Development Mechanisms
(d) Emission Reduction Norm

22. The concept of carbon credit originated from
which one of the following?

(a) Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro
(b) Kyoto Protocol
(c) Montreal Protocol
(d) G-8 Summit, Heiligendamm

23. Who among the following is the founder of World Economic Forum?

(a) Klaus Schwab
(b) John Kenneth Galbraith
(c) Robert Zoellick
(d) Paul Krugman

24. The Security Council of UN consists of 5 permanent members, and the remaining 10
members are elected by the General Assembly for a term of

(a) 1 year
(b) 2 years
(c) 3 years
(d) 5 years

25. From which one of the following did Kosovo
declare its independence?

(a) Bulgaria
(b) Croatia
(c) Macedonia
(d) Serbia

26. Which one of the following pairs of countries
fought wars over a region called Ogaden?

(a) Eritrea and Sudan
(b) Ethiopia and Somalia
(c) Kenya and Somalia
(d) Ethiopia and Sudan

27. In the middle of the year 2008 the Parliament of which one of the following countries became the first in the world to enact a
Climate Act by passing “The Climate Change Accountability Bill”?

(a) Australia
(b) Canada
(c) Germany
(d) Japan

28. Which one among the following has the highest energy?

(a) Blue light
(b) Green light
(c) Red light
(d) Yellow light

29. In the context of independent India’s
Economy, which one of the following was the
earliest event to take place?

(a) Nationalisation of Insurance companies
(b) Nationalisation of State Bank of India
(c) Enactment of Banking Regulation Act
(d) Introduction of First Five-Year Plan

30. Consider the following pairs Automobile Manufacturer Headquarters

1. BMW AG : USA
2. Daimler AG : Sweden
3. Renault S.A. : France
4. Volkswagen AG : Germany

Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 3 and 4
(c) 4 only
(d) 1, 2 and 4

31. Consider the following statements
1. India does not have any deposits of
Thorium
2. Kerala’s monazite sands contain Uranium
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

32. Which one among the following South Asian
countries has the highest population density?
(a) India
(b) Nepal
(c) Pakistan
(d) Sri Lanka

33. Consider the following Statements

1. The discussions in the Third Round Table
Conference eventually led to the passing
of the Government of India Act of 1935.
2. The Government of India Act of 1935
provided for the establishment of an All
India Federation to be based on a Union
of the provinces of British India and the
Princely States.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

34. Consider the following
1. Fringe Benefit Tax
2. Interest Tax
3. Securities Transaction Tax

Which of the above is/are Direct Tax/Taxes?

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

35. In India, who is the Chairman of the National
Water Resources Council?

(a) Prime Minister
(b) Minister of Water Resources
(c) Minister of Environment and Forests
(d) Minister of Science and Technology

36. Consider the following statements

1. There are no east flowing rivers in Kerala
2. There are no west flowing rivers in
Madhya Pradesh
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

37. In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff, who of the following
established Hindu College at Calcutta?

(a) Henry Louis Vivian Derozio
(b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(c) Kesnab Chandra Sen
(d) Raja Rammohan Roy

38. Who of the following Prime Ministers sent Cripps Mission to India?
(a) James Ramsay MacDonald
(b) Stanley Baldwin
(c) Neville Chamberlain
(d) Winston Churchill

39. Who of the following is the author of a collection of poems called “Golden
Threshold”?

(a) Aruna Asaf Ali
(b) Annie Besant
(c) Sarojini Naidu
(d) Vijayalakshmi Pandit

40. During the Indian Freedom Struggle, why did Rowlatt Act arouse popular indignation?

(a) It curtailed the freedom of religion
(b) It suppressed the Indian traditional education
(c) It authorized the government to imprison people without trial
(d) It curbed the trade union activities

41. Which one of the following began with the Dandi March?

(a) Home Rule Movement
(b) Non-Cooperation Movement
(c) Civil Disobedience Movement
(d) Quit India Movement

42. Anekantavada is a core theory and philosophy of which one of the following?

(a) Buddhism
(b) Jainism
(c) Sikhism
(d) Vaishnavism

43. With which one of the following movements is the slogan “Do or Die” associated?

(a) Swadeshi Movement
(b) Non-Cooperation Movement
(c) Civil Disobedience Movement
(d) Quit India Movement

44. Who of the following founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Sardar VAllabhbhai Patel
(c) N.M.Joshi
(d) J.B.Kripalani

45. In the context of the Indian freedom struggle 16th October 1905 is well known for which
one of the following reasons?

(a) The formal proclamation of Swadeshi Movement was made in Calcutta town
hall
(b) Partition of Bengal took effect
(c) Dadabhai Naoroji declared that the goal
of Indian National Congress was Swaraj
(d) Lokmanya Tilak started Swadeshi
Movement in Poona

46. Which one of the following is not a drug/pharma company?

(a) Chevron
(b) Nicholas Piramal
(c) Pfizer
(d) Zydus Cadila

47. Who of the following is the author of the book “The Audacity of Hope”?
(a) Al Gore
(b) Barack Obama
(c) Bill Clinton
(d) Hillary Clinton

48. A present group of nations known as G-8
started first as G-7. Which one among the
following was not one of them?
(a) Al Gore
(b) Italy
(c) Japan
(d) Russia

49. Consider the following

1. The Baglihar Power Project had been
constructed within the parameters of the
Indus Water Treaty
2. The project was completely built by the
Union Government with loans from Japan
and the World Bank.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

50. When Leander Paes wont the “mixed
doubles” at the US Open in the year 2008,
who of the following was his partner?
(a) Ana Ivanovic
(b) Cara Black
(c) Dinara Safina
(d) Jelena Jankovic


51. In the context of Indian news in recent times,
what is MCX – SX?

(a) A kind of supercomputer
(b) Title of Moon Impact Probe
(c) Stock Exchange
(d) Nuclear- Powered submarine

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

(a) Barbora Spotakova : Javelin throw
(b) Pamela Jelimo : Weightlifting
(c) Sanya Richards : Sprint
(d) Yelena Isinbayeva : Pole Vault

53. India has recently landed its Moon Impact
Probe on the Moon. Among the following
countries, which one landed such probe on the
Moon earlier?

(a) Australia
(b) Canada
(c) China
(d) Japan

54. Who of the following is a football player?

(a) Fernando Alonso
(b) Kimi Raikkonen
(c) Lewis Hamilton
(d) Nicolas Anelka

55. Consider the following pairs Famous Place : Country

1. Cannes : France
2. Davos : Denmark
3. Roland Garros : The Netherlands
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

56. Among the following, which one is not a
football club?

(a) Arsenal
(b) Aston Villa
(c) Chelsea
(d) Monte Carlo

57. The main animal called dugong which is
vulnerable to extinction in a/an

a) Amphibian
b) Bony fish
c) Shark
d) Mammal

58. The Dul Hasti Power Station is based on
which one of the following rivers?

a) Beas
b) Chenab
c) Ravi
d) Sutcj

59. Consider the following Statements:
a) V.K. Krishna Menon Foundation is based in
New Delhi.
b) The first recipient of the V.K. Krishna
Menon Award is the Chief Justice of India,
K.G. Balakrishnan.
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

60. Which one of the following is the country’s administrative capital/new federal administrative centre of Malaysia?

a) Kota Bharu
b) Kuala Terengganu
c) Putrajaya
d) Taiping

61. With which one of the following has the B.K. Chaturvedi Committee dealt?

a) Review of Centre-state relations
b) Review of Delimitation Act
c) Tax reforms and measures to increase revenues
d) Price reform in the oil sector

62. Mahamastakabhishcka, a great religious
event, is associated with and done for who
of the following?

a) Bahubali
b) Buddha
c) Mahavir
d) Nataraja

63. Consider the following pairs:
        Tradition                                             State
1. Gatka, a traditional Martial art             : Kerala
2. Mudhubani, a Traditional Painting         : Bihar
3. Singhey Khabas sindhu Darshan Festival : Jammu and Kashmir

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly
matched?

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

64. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer using the code given below
the lists:
    List I                             List II
(Famous Person)     (Well-known as)
a) Anna Hazare             1. Lawyer
b) Deepak Parekh         2. Banker
c) GVK Reddy           3. Gandhian and social activist
d) Harish Salve             4. Industrialist

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

65. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer using the code given below
the lists:
            List I                                     List II
       (famous Person)                 (Well-known as)
        a) Amrita Sher-Gil              1. Dancer
        b) Bhimsen Joshi                 2. Painter
        c) Rukmini Devi Arundale    3. Poet
        d) Suryakant Tripathi Nirala 4. Singer

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

66. With reference to the schemes launched by the Union Government, consider the following statements:

1. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
launched the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima
Yojana.

2. Ministry of Textiles launched the Rajiv
Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana.
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

67. Consider the following pairs: Persons Sport
1. Anand Pawar : Chess
2. Akhil Kumar : Boxing
3. Shiv Shankar
Prasad Chowrasia : Golf

Which of the pairs given above is/ are correctly
matched?

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

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

List I List II
(Book) (author)
a) In custody 1. Amartya Sen
b) Sea of Poppies 2. Amitav Ghosh
c) The Argumentative Indian 3. Anita Desai
d) Unaccustomed Earth 4. Jhumpa Lahiri

Code:

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

69. Among the following, who are the Agaria community?

a) A traditional toddy tappers community of Andhra Pradesh
b) A traditional fishing community of Maharashtra
c) A traditional silk-weaving community of Karnataka
d) A traditional salt pan workers community of Gujarat

70. Recently, which one of the following was included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage
list?

a) Dilwara Temple
b) Kalka-Shimla Railway
c) Bhiterkanika Mangrove Area
d) Visakhapatnam to Araku valley
railway line

71. Where is the famous Virupaksha temple located?

a) Bhadrachalam
b) Chidambaram
c) Hampi
d) Srikalahasti

72. Other than Venezuela, which one among the following from South America is a member
of OPEC?

a) Argentina
b) Brazil
c) Ecuador
d) Bolivia

73. Under the administration of which one of the following is the Department of Atomic
Energy?

a) Prime Minister’s Office
b) Cabinet Secretariat
c) Ministry of Power
d) Ministry of Science and Technology

74. Consider the following pairs: Large Bank Country of origin
1. ABN Amro Bank                 : USA
2. Barclays Bank                      : UK
3. Kookmin Bank                     : Japan

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly
matched?

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

75. Which among the following has the world’s largest reserves of Uranium?

a) Australia
b) Canada
c) Russian Federation
d) USA


76. In the “Individual Satyagraha”, Vinoba Bhave was chosen as the first Satyagrahi.Who was the second?
a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad              b) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
c) C. Rajagopalachari                   d) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

77. Consider the following statements:The Cripps Proposals include the provision for

1. Full independence for India
2. Creation of Constitution making body.
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


78. During the freedom struggle, Aruna Asaf Ali was a major woman organizer of underground activity in
a) Civil Disobedience Movement   b) Non-Cooperation Movement
c) Quit India Movement          d) Swadeshi Movement


79. With whose permission did the English set up their first factory in Surat?
a) Akbar                                b) Jahangir
c) Shahjahan                          d) Aurangzeb


80. In a dry cell (battery), which of the following are used as electrolytes?
a) Ammonium chloride and
Zine chloride

b) Sodium chloride and Calcium
chloride
c) Magnesium chloride and Zine
chloride
d) Ammonium chloride and calcium
chloride


81. Which one of the following planets has largest number of natural satellites or moons?
a) Jupiter                               b) Mars
c) Saturn                                d) Venus


82. Consider the following statements:
1. Sweet orange plant is propagated by
grafting technique.
2. Jasmine plant is propagated by layering
technique.
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
a) 1 only                                  b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2                        d) Neither 1 nor


83. Which one of the following types of waves are used in a night vision apparatus?
a) Radio waves                         b) Microwaves
c) Infra-red waves                  d) None of the above


84. In the context of genetic disorders, consider
the following:
A woman suffers from colour blindness
while her husband does not suffer from it. They
have a son and a daughter. In this context,
which one of the following statements is most
probably correct?
a) Both children suffer from colour
blindness.
b) Daughter suffers from colour blindness
while son does not suffer from it.
c) Both children do not suffer from colour
blindness.
d) Son suffers from colour
blindness while daughter does
not suffer from it.


85. A person travels 12 km due North, then 15km due East, after that 15km due West and then 18km due South. How far is he from the starting point?
a) 6 km
b) 12 km
c) 33 km
d) 60 km


86. Six persons A,B,C,D,E and F are standing in a row. C and D are standing close to each other alongside E. Bis standing beside A only. A is fourth from F. Who are standing on the extremes?
a) A and F                               b) B and D
c) B and F                              d) None of the above


87. Which one of the following is used as an explosive?
a) Phosphorus trichloride          b) Mercuric oxide
c) Graphite                            d) Nitroglycerine


88. Consider the following:
1. Camphor
2. Chicory
3. Vanilla
Which of the above is/are plant product(s)?
a) 1 and 2 only  b) 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only  d) 1, 2 and 3


89. In the context of Indian wild life, the flying
fox is a
a) Bat                    b) Kite
c) Stork                  d) Vulture


90. During which Five Year Plan was the
Emergency clamped, new elections look
place and the Janata Party was elected?
1) Third
2) Fourth
3) Fifth
4) Sixth
a) 1 only               b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only      d) 1,2 and 3


 

91. Elephant Pass, which is frequently in the
news, is mentioned in the context of the
affairs of which one of the following?
a) Bangladesh
b) India
c) Nepal
d) Sri Lanka


92. Consider the following countries:
1. Brunei Darussalam
2. East Timor
3. Laos
Which of the above is/are member/members
of ASEAN?
2. Namibia
3. Brazil
4. Chile
Through which of the above does the Tropic
of Capricorn pass?
a) 1 only
b) 2, 3
c) 1,  and 3
d) 1, 2, 3



93. Consider the following countries:
1. Switzerland
2. Malta
3. Bulgaria
Which of the above are members of
European Union?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


94. Consider the following countries:
1. Australia
2. Namibia
3. Brazil
4. Chile
Through which of the above does the Tropic
of Capricorn pass?
a) 1 only
b) 2, 3 and 4
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


95. In the structure of planet Earth, below the
mantle, the core is mainly made up of which
one of the following?
a) Aluminium b) Chromium    c) Iron         d) Silicon


96. Which one of the following pairs is not
correctly matched?
City River
a) Berlin : Rhine
b) London : Thames
c) New York : Hudson
d) Vienna : Danube


97. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer using the code given below
the lists:
List I                                               List II
(famous Person)                           (Well-known as)
a) Vidyashankara temple                1. Andhra Pradesh
b) Rajarani Temple                        2. Karnataka
c) Kandariya Mahadeo
Temple                                         3.MadhyaPradesh
d) Bhimesvara temple                   4. Orissa
Code:
A B C D
a) 2 4 3 1
b) 2 3 4 1
c) 1 4 3 2
d) 1 3 4 2


98. Consider the following statements?
1. In the world, the tropical deserts occur
along the western margins of continents
within the trade wind belt.
2. In India, the East Himalayan region gets
high rainfall from m\north-east winds.
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


99. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer using the code given below
the lists:
List I                                    List II
(Geographic feature)              (Country)
a) Great Victoria Desert        1. Australia
b) Grand Canyon                  2. Canada
c) Lake Winnipeg                 3.NewZealand
d) Southern Alps                  4. USA
Code:
A B C D
a) 1 2 4 3
b) 1 4 2 3
c) 3 2 4 1
d) 3 4 2 1

100. Consider the Following statements.
1. Between Census 1951 and Census 2001,
the density of the population if India has
increased more than three times.
2. Between Census 1951 and Census 2001
the annual growth rate (exponential) of
the population of India has doubled.
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


101. Which one of the following rivers
does not originate in India?
a) Beas
b) Chenab
c) Ravi
d) Sutlej


102. Cape Canaveral, the site from which
space shuttles are launched is located on the
coast of
a) Florida
b) Virginia
c) North Carolina


103. At which one of the following
places do two important rivers of India
originate; while one of them flows towards
north and merges with another important
river flowing towards Bay of Bengal, the
other one flows towards Arabian Sea?
a) Amarkantak
b) Badrinath
c) Mahabaleshwar
d) Nasik


104. Who of the following scientists
proved that the stars with mass less than
1.44 times the mass of the Sun end up as
White Dwerfs when they die?
a) Edwin Hubble
b) S. Chandrashekhar
c) Stephen Hawking
d) Steven Weinberg


105. Which one of the following brings
out the publication called “Energy
Statistics” from time to time?
a) Central Power Research Institute
b) Planning Commission
c) Power Finance Corporation Ltd.
d) Central Statistical
Organization

 

106. Among the following Presidents of
India, who was also the Secretary General
of Non-Aligned Movement for some
period?
a) Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
b) Varahagiri Venkatagiri
c) Giani Zail Singh
d) Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma


107. Match List I with List II and select the
correct answer using the code given below the
lists:
List I List II
(Person)                          (Organization)
a) Anil Agarwal                 1. Gujarat Heavy
Chemicals Ltd.
b) Gautam
H. Singhania                     2. Raymono Ltd.
c) Sanjay Dalmia               3. Vedanta Resources
d) Venugopal Dhoot           4. Videocon Group
Code:
A B C D
a) 3 1 2 4
b) 4 1 2 3
c) 3 2 1 4
d) 4 2 1 3


108. To integrate cultural leaders into its
meetings, which one of the following gives
“Crystal Award”?
a) Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
b) International Bank for
Reconstruction and Development
c) World Health Organization
d) World Economic Forum


109. In India, which one of the following
States has the largest inland saline wetland?
a) Gajarat
b) Haryana
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Rajasthan


110. Consider the following statements:
1. MMTC Limited is India’s largest
international trading organization.
2. Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited has been
set up by MMTC jointly with the
Government of Orissa.
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


111. In which one of the following States
has India’s largest private sector sea port
been commissioned recently?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Karnataka
c) Kerala
d) Tamil Nadu

112. Which one of the following pairs is
not correctly matched?
a) Japan : Nikkei
b) Singapore : Shcomp
c) UK : F’TSE
d) USA : Nasdaq


113. Consider the following statements:
1. INS Sindhughosh is an aircraft carrier.
2. INS Viraat is a submarine.
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


114. Consider the following statements:
1. The Commission for Agricultural Costs
and Prices recommends the Minimum
Support Prices for 32 crops.
2. The Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs,
Food and Public Distribution has
launched the National Food Security
Mission.
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


115. In India, the ports are categorized as
major and non-major ports. Which one of
the following is a non-major port?
a) Kochi (Cochin)
b) Dahej
c) Paradip
d) New Mangalore


116. Among other things, which one of
the following was the purpose for which the
Deepak Parekh Committee was constituted?
a) To study the current socio-economic
conditions of certain minority
communities
b) To suggest measures for
financing the development of
infrastructure

c) To frame a policy on the production
of genetically modified organisms.
d) To suggest measures to reduce the
fiscal deficit in the Union Budget.


117. The brothers Umakant and
Ramakant Gundecha are
a) Dhurpad vocalists
b) Kathak dancers
c) Sarod Maestros
d) Tabla players
 

118. Match List I with List II and select
the correct answer using the code given
below the lists:
List I List II
(famous Person)              (Well-known as)
a) Mandakini Amte             1. Theatre direction
b) Neelam Mansingh
chowdhry                         2. Social service and
community
leadership
c) Romila Thapar                3. Dance
d) Vanashree Rao               4. History writing
Code:
A B C D
a) 2 1 4 3
b) 2 4 1 3
c) 3 1 4 2
d) 3 4 1 2


119. With reference to Sree Shakti
Puraskar, for which one of the following is
“Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Award” given?
a) Administrative skills
b) Achievements in Scientific Research
c) Achievements in Sports and games
d) Courage and Valour


120. In which State is the Buddhist site
Tabo Monaster located?
a) Arunachal Pradesh
c) Sikkim
d) Uttarakhand


 


121. In the context of Indian defence,
consider the following statements:
1. The Shourya missile files with a speed of
more than 8 Mach.
2. The range of Shourya missile is more
than 1600 km.
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


122. WIMAX is related to which one of
the following?
a) Biotechnology
b) Space technology
c) Missile technology
d) Communication technology


123. For outstanding contribution to
which one of the following fields is Shanti
Swarup Bhatnagar Prize given?
a) Literature
b) Performing Arts
c) Science
d) Social service


124. In making the saffron spice, which
one of the following parts of the plant is
used?
a) Leaf
b) Petal
c) Sepal
d) Stigma


125. In the year 2008, which one of the
following conducted a complex scientific
experiment in which sub-atomic particles
were accelerated to nearly the speed of
light?
a) European Space Agency
b) European Organization for
Nuclear Research

c) International Atomic Energy
Agency.
d) National Aeronautics and Space
Administration


126. A very big refugee camp called
Dadaab, recently in the news, is located in
a) Ethiopia
b) Kenya
c) Somalia
d) Sudan


127. Consider the following names
1. Ike
2. Kate
3. Gustav
Which of the above are the names of
hurricanes that had occurred very recently?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


128. In the context of alternative sources
of energy, ethanol as a viable bio-fuel can
be obtained from
a) Potato
b) Rice
c) Sugarcane
d) Wheat


129. Consider the following famous
name:
1. Amrita Sher-Gil
2. Bikash Bhattacharjee
3. N.S. Bendre
4. Subodh Gupta
Who of the above is/are-well known as
artist(s)?
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 4 only
c) 2, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


130. NAMA-11 (Nama-11) group of
countries frequently appears in the news in
the context of the affairs of which one of the
following?
a) Nuclear Suppliers Group
b) World Bank
c) World Economic Forum
d) World Trade Organization


131. In the latter half of the year 2007,
which one of the following countries pulled
out of commonwealth of Independent
States?
a) Azerbaijan
b) Belarus
c) Georgia
d) Kazakhstan


132. Match List I with List II and select
the correct answer using the code given
below the lists:
List I                          List II
(Persons in news)   (Countries theybelong to)
a) Luisa Dias Diogo             1. Kenya
b) Mwai Kibaki                   2. Mozambique
c) Rupiah Banda                3. Zambia
                                      4. Zimbabwe
Code:
A B C
a) 1 2 3
b) 2 1 3
c) 2 1 4
d) 1 2 4


133. Consider the following regions:
1. Eastern Himalayas
2. Eastern Mediterranean region
3. North-western Australia
Which of the above is/are Biodiversity
Hotspot(s)?
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


134. With reference to the evolution of
living organisms, which one of the
following sequences is correct?
a) Octopus-Dolphin-Shark
b) Pangolin-Tortoise-Hawk
c) Salamander-Python-
Kangaroo

d) Frog-Crab-Prawn

135. The Panda belongs to the same
family as that of
a) Bear
b) Cat
c) Dog
d) Rabbit
 

136. Where is the headquarters of Animal
Welfare Board of India located?
a) Ahmedabad
b) Chennai
c) Hyderabad
d) Kolkata


137. Consider the following statements
regarding Indian Planning:
1. The Second Five-Year Plan emphasized
on the establishment of heavy industries.
2. The Third Five-Year Plan introduced the
concept of import substitution as a
strategy for industrialization.
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
correct?
 

138. Consider the following statements:
1. The National School of Drama was set up
by Sangeet Natak Akademi in 1959.
2. The highest honour conferred by the
Sahitya Akademi on a writer is by
electing him its Fellow.
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


139. With reference to Union
Government consider the following
statements:
1. The Ministries/Departments of the
Government of India are created by the
Prime Minister on the advice of the
Cabinet Secretary.
2. Each of the Ministries is assigned to a
Minister by the President of India on the
advice of the Prime Minister.
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

140. A person has 4 coins each of
different denomination. What is the number
of different sums of money the person can
form (using one or more coins at a time)?
a) 16
b) 15
c) 12
d) 11


141. How many numbers lie between 300
and 500 in which 4 comes only one time?
a) 99
b) 100
c) 110
d) 120


142. How many letters of the English
alphabet (capitals) appear same when
looked at in a mirror?
a) 9
b) 10
c) 11
d) 12


143. How many three-digit numbers can
be generated from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
such that the digits are in ascending order?
a) 80
b) 81
c) 83
d)84


144. There are four persons A, B, C, D,
and A has some coins. A gave half of the
coins to B and 4 more besides. B gave half
of the coins to C and 4 more besides. C
gave half of the coins to D and 4 more
besides. Both B and D end up with same
number of coins. How many coins did A
have originally? (WRONG QUESTION)
a) 96
b) 84
c) 72
d) 64


145. While adding the first few
continuous natural numbers, a candidate
missed one of the numbers and wrote the
answer as 177 what was the number
missed?
a) 11
b) 12
c) 13
d) 14


146. Four metal rods of lengths 78 cm,
104 cm, 117 cm and 169 cm are to be cut
into parts of equal length. Each part must be
as long as possible. What is the maximum
number of pieces that can be cut?
a) 27
b) 36
c) 43
d) 480


147. In an examination, there are three
subjects A, B and C. A student has to pass
in each subject. 20% students failed in A,
22% students failed in B and 16% failed in
C. The total number of students passing the
whole examination lies between.
a) 42% and 84%
b) 42% and 78%
c) 55% and 78%
d) 58% and 84%


148. There is a family of 6 persons A, B,
C, D, E and F. There are two married
couples in the family. The family members
are lawyer, teacher, salesman, engineer,
accountant and doctor. D, the salesman is
married to the lady teacher. The doctor is
married to the lawyer. F, the accountant is
the son of B and brother of E. C, the lawyer
is the daughter-in-law of A. E is the
unmarried engineer. A is the grandmother
of F. How is E related to F?
a) Brother
b) Sister
c) Father
d) Cannot be established (cannot be
determined)


149. How many times are an hour hand
and a minute hadn of a clock at right angles
during their motion from 1.00 p.m. to 10.00
p.m?
a) 9
b) 10
c) 18
d) 20


150. There are 240 balls and n number of
boxes B1, B2, B3, ….., BN. The balls are to
be placed in the boxes such the B1 should
contain 4 balls more than B2, B2 should
contain 4 balls more than B3, and so on
Which one of the following cannot be the
possible value of n?
a) 4
b) 5
c) 6
d) 7





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