(Paper) IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2005 (PART -1)


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PAPER : IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2005 (PART -1)

1. According to Census 2001, which one of the following Indian States has the maximum population in India after Uttar Pradesh?

(a) West Bangal (b) Maharashtra

(c) Bihar (d) Tamil Nadu


2. Itaipu Dam built on the River Parana is one of the largest dams in the world. Which one of the following two countries have this as a joint project?

(a) Brazil and Peru (b) Paraguay and Ecuador

(c) Brazil and Paraguay (d) Colombia and Paraguay


3. Consider the following statements :

1. There are 25 High Courts in India

2. Pujab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh have a common High Court.

3. National Capital Territory of Delhi has a High Court of its own.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

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


4. Which one of the following cities is not a former capital of the given country (Country given in the brackets)?

(a) Karachi (Pakistan) (b) Auckland (New Zealand)

(c) Kyoto (Japan) (d) Brisbane (Australia)


5. Consider the following statements :

1. Total land area of Earth is approximately 1475 lakh square kilometers.

2. Ratio of land area to water area of Earth is approximately 1 : 4

3. Maximum percentage of Earth’s water is in the Pacific Ocean.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

(c) 1 Only (d) 3 Only


6. Consider the following statements :

1. Kyoto Protocol came into force in the year 2005

2. Kyoto Protocol deals primarily with the depletion of the Ozone layer.

3. Methane as a greenhouse gas is more harmful than carbon dioxide

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

(c) 1 Only (d) 3 Only


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

(a) Seikan Rail Tunnel

(b) Petronas Tower

(c) Appalachian Trail

(d) Rogun Dam

China

Malaysia

United States of America

Tajikistan


8. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given Continents in the decreasing order of their percentage of Earth’s land?

(a) North America - Africa - South America - Europe

(b) Africa - North America - South America - Europe

(c) North America - Africa - Europe - South America

(d) Africa - North America - Europe - South America


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

List I (Country)

(A) Netherlands

(B) Ukraine

(C) Poland

(D) Japan


List II (Name of Parliament)

1. Diet

2. States General

3. Supreme Council

4. Sejm


A B C D

(a) 4 1 2 3

(b) 2 3 4 1

(c) 4 3 2 1

(d) 2 1 4 3


10. For which one of the following countries, is Spanish not an official language?

(a) Chile (b) Colombia

(c) Republic of Congo (d) Cuba


11. Who among the following is not a recipient of the Bharat Ratna Award?

(a) Ustad Bismillah Khan (b) Satyajit Ray

(c) Lata Mangeshkar (d) Raj Kapoor


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

List I (National Park/Wild-life Sanctuary)

(A).Bondia Wildlife Sanctuary

(B).Kangerghat National Park

(C).Orang Sanctuary

(D).Ushakothi Wildlife Sanctuary


List II (State)

1. Orrisa

2. Assam

3. Chhattisgarh

4. Goa

5. Tripura


A B C D

(a) 2 1 5 3

(b) 4 3 2 1

(c) 2 3 5 1

(d) 4 1 2 3


13. Which party was founded by Subhash Chandra Bose in the year 1939 after he broke away from the Congress?

(a) Indian Freedom Party (b) Azad Hind Fauj

(c) Revolutionary Front (d) Forward Block


14. Who among the following is the President of the FICCI?

(a) Sunil Mittal (b) Brijmohan Lal Munjal

(c) Onkar S. Kunwar (d) Vivek Burman


15. Consider the following statements :

1. During the year 2004, India’s foreign exchange reserves did not exceed the 125 billion U.S. Dollar mark

2. The series of index numbers of wholesale prices introduced from April, 2000 has the year 1993-94 as base year.

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


16. Consider the following statements :

1. Anhydrous sodium carbonate is commonly known as baking soda

2. Baking soda is used in fire extinguishers

3. Bleaching powder is manufactured in Hasenclever plant

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

(c) 3 only (d) 1 and 2


17. Consider the following statements :

1. A geostationary satellite is at an approximate height of 10,000 km

2. FM transmission of music is of very good quality because the atmospheric or manmade noises which are generally frequency variations can do little harm.

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


18. What is the order of magnitude of electric resistance of the human body (dry)?

(a) 102 ohm (b) 104 ohm

(c) 106 ohm (d) 108 ohm


19. Consider the following statements :

1. The axis of the earth’s magnetic field is inclined at 23 ½° to the geographic axis of the earth.

2. The earth’s magnetic pole in the northern hemisphere is located on a peninsula in northern Canada.

3. Earth’s magnetic equator passes through Thumba in South India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

(c) 2 only (d) 3 only


20. Which one of the following is the landmark performance of Dr. V.Mohan Reddy, an Indian born doctor working in USA, during February, 2005

(a) Research on human stem cell which is likely to revolutionise treatment of deadly disease like cancer

(b) Successful open heart procedure called arterial switch performed on an infant

(c) Research on genetic engineering which can help in treatment of deadly disease like AIDS

(d) Successful brain surgery to revive the function of nearly dead brain of a premature born infant


21. Pneumoconiosis afflicts the workers who work mainly in

(a) Tanneries (b) Coal mining industry

(c) Distilleries (d) Glass industry


22. Who among the following was not a contemporary of the other three?

(a) Bimbsara (b) Gautama Buddha

(c) Milinda (d) Prasenjit


23. Consider the following statements :

The Government of India Act, 1935 provided for

1. the provincial autonomy

2. the establishment of Federal Court

3. All India Federation at the centre

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


24. Consider the following statements :

1. Warren Hastings was the first Governor General who established a regular police force in India on the British pattern

2. A Supreme Court was established at Calcutta by the Regulating Act, 1773.

3. The Indian Penal Code came into effect in the year 1860.

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


25. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the battle fought in India in the 18th Century?

(a) Battle of Wandiwash - Battle of Buxar - Battle of Ambur - Battle of Plassey.

(b) Battle of Ambur - Battle of Plassey - Battle of Wandiwash - Battle of Buxar.

(c) Battle of Wandiwash - Battle of Plassey - Battle of Ambur - Battle of Buxar.

(d) Battle of Ambur - Battle of Buxar - Battle of Wandiwash - Battle of Plassey.

 

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