(Paper) IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2004 (PART -1)


PAPER : IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2004 (PART -1)

1. With reference to Indian Public Finance, consider the following statements :

1. Disbursements from Public Accounts of India are subject to the Vote of Parliament.

2. The Indian Constitution provides for the establishment of a Consolidated Fund, a Public Account and a Contingency Fund for each State.

3. Appropriations and disbursements under the Railway Budget are subject to the same form of Parliamentary control as other appropriations and disbursements.

Which of these statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3


2. Consider the following statements :

1. Narasimha Saluva ended the Sangama dynasty and seized the throne for himself and starged the Saluva dynasty.

2. Vira Narasmiha deposed the last Saluva ruler and seized the throne for himself.

3. Vira Narasimha was succeeded by his younger brother, Krishnadeva Raya.

4. Krishnadeva Raya was succeeded by his half-brother, Achyuta Raya.

Which of these statements given above are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


3. Consider the following statements :

Some of the main features of the Government of India Act, 1935 were the

1. abolition of diarchy in the Governor's provinces

2. power of the Governors to veto Legislative action and to Legislative on their own

3. abolition of the principle of communal representation

Which of these statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 2

(c) 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3


4. Consider the following statements :

1. The First Session of the Indian National Congress was held in Calcutta.

2. The Second Session of the Indian National Congress was held under the president ship of Dadabhai Naoroji.

3. Both Indian National Congress and Muslim League held their sessions at Lucknow in 1916 and concluded the Lucknow Pact.

Which of these statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 (d) 3 only


5. Which one of the following statements is correct ?

(a) The Constitution Assembly of India was elected by the Provincial Assemblies in the year 1946.

(b) Jawaharlal Nehru, M.A. Jinnah and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel were members of the Constituent Assembly of India.

(c) The First Session of the Constituent Assembly of India was held in January, 1947.

(d) The Constitution of India was adopted on 26th January, 1950.


6. The Archaeological Survey of India is an attached office of the

Department/Ministry of

(a) Culture (b) Tourism

(c) Science and Technology (d) Human Resource Development


7. Consider the following statements :

1. The highest criminal court of the district is the Court of District and Sessions Judge.

2. The District Judge are appointed by the Governor in consultation with the High Courts.

3. A person to be eligible for appointment as a District Judge should be an advocate or a pleader of seven year's standing or more, or State.

4. When the Sessions Judge awards death sentence, it must be confirmed by the High Court before it is carried out.

Which of these statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 ,3 and 4

(c) 1 and 3 (d) 1, 2 , 3 and 4


8. Consider the following statements :

1. The Speaker of Lok Sabha has the power to adjourn the House sine die but, on prorogation, it is only the President who can summon the House.

2. Unless sooner dissolved or there is and extension of the term, there is and automatic dissolution of the Lok Sabha by efflux of time, at the end of the period of five years, even if no formal order of dissolution is issued by the President.

3. The Speaker of Lok Sabha continues in office even after the dissolution of the House and until immediately before the first meeting of the House.

Which of these statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3


9. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

(a) Under the Targeted Public Distribution System, the families Below Poverty Line are Provided 50 kg of food grains per month per family at subsidized price.

(b) Under Annapurna Scheme, indigent senior citizens of 65 years of age or above eligible of National old Age Pension but not getting pension can get 10 kg of food grains per person per month of BPL rates.

(c) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has scheme in which indigent people living in welfare institutions like orphanages are given 15 kg of food grains per person per month at BPL rates.

(d) Ministry of Human Resource Development gives financial support to Mid-Day Meal Scheme for the benefit of class 1 to V students in Government of Government aided Schools.


10. Consider the following statements :

1. Non- function of lachrymal gland is an important symptom of deficiency of Vitamin A.

2. Deficiency of Vitamin B1 can lead to indigestion and heart enlargement.

3. Vitamin C deficiency can lead to pain in the muscles.

4. Deficiency of Vitamin D causes increased loss of Ca ++ in urine.

Which of these statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


11. The hormone insulin is a

(a) Glycolipid (b) Fatty acid

(c) Peptide (d) Sterol


12. Consider the following statements :

1. Toothless mammals such as pangolins are not found in India.

2. Gibbon is the only ape found in India.

Which of these statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only (b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2


13. In which organ of the human body are the lymphocyte cells formed?

(a) Liver (b) Long bone

(c) Pancreas (d) Spleen


14. In which one of the following Union Territories, do the people of the Onge tribe live?

(a) Andaman & Nicobar Islands (b) Dadra & Nagar Haveli

(c) Daman & Diu (d) Lakshadweep


15. Consider the following crops :

1. Cotton 2. Groundnut

3. Maize 4. Mustard

Which of the above are Kharif crops?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 3 and 4 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


16. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

(a) In Lok Sabha, a no - confidence motion has to set out the grounds on which it is based

(b) In the case of a no - confidence motion in Lok Sabha, no conditions of admissibility have been laid down in the Rules

(c) A motion of no - confidence once admitted, has to be taken up within ten days of the leave being granted

(d) Rajya Sabha is not empowered to entertain a motion of no - confidence


17. Which one of the following statements correctly describes the Fourth Schedule of

the Constitution of India?

(a) It contains the scheme of the distribution of powers between the Union and the States

(b) It contains the languages listed in the Constitution

(c) It contains the provisions regarding the administration of tribal areas

(d) It allocates seats in the Council of States


18. Who was the last ruler or the Tughluq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate?

(a) Firoj Shah Tughlaq (b) Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq shah II

(c) Nasir-ud-din Mahmud (d) Nasrat Shah


19. The great Asian river Mekong does not run through

(a) China (b) Malaysia

(c) Cambodia (d) Laos


20. Which one of the following was the largest IT software and services exporter in

India during the year 2002-03?

(a) Birlasoft (b) Infosys Technolgies

(c) Tata Consultancy Services (d) Wipro Technologies


21. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct?

(a) The largest Buddhist monastery in India is in Assam

(b) The language Konyak is spoken in Nagaland

(c) The largest river island in the world is in Assam

(d) Sikkim is the least - populated State of the Indian Union


22. Consider the following statements :

1. The Oil Pool Account of Government of India was dismantled with effect from 1-4- 2002

2. Subsidies on PDS kerosene and domestic LPG are borne by Consolidated Fund of India

3. An expert committee headed by Dr. R.A.Mashelkar to formulate a national auto fuel policy recommended that Bharat Stage-II Emission Norms should be applied throughout the country by 1 April, 2004

Which of these statements given above are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 and 3

(c) 1 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3


23. In the last one decade, which one among the following sectors has attracted the

highest Foreign Direct Investment inflows into India?

(a) Chemicals other than fertilizers (b) Services sector

(c) Food processing (d) Telecommunication


24. Consider the following statements :

1. The Chinese pilgrim Fa-Hien attended the fourth Great Buddhist Council held by Kanishka.

2. The Chinese pilgrim Hiuen-Tsang met Harsha and found him to be antagonistic to Buddhism.

Which of these statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only (b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2


25. How did the dynasty of Nizam Shahis of Ahmadnagar come to an end?

(a) Ahmadnagar was annexed into Mughal empire and Husain Shah was consigned to life imprisonment

(b) Mughal troops destroyed Daulatabad fort and killed Nizam-ul-Mulk of Ahmadnagar

(c) Fateh Khan usurped the throne from Nizam-ul-Mulk

(d) Malik Ambar was defeated in a battle with Mughals in 1631 and the entire royal family was killed by the Mughal troops



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