Paper : IES General Ability
Previous Year Paper (2008)
Part 2 of GA ( General Ability ) Objective of IES
61. The deficiency of which one of the following leads to anemia?
a. Ascorbic acid
b. Citirc acid
c. Folic acid
d. Nicotinic acid
62. The highly fatal disease of Rabies is caused by which one of the following?
d. Nematode worm
63. How in jasmine plant propagated?
c. Root cutting
d. Stem cutting
64. Which chamber of the heart has the thickest
a. Right atrium
b. Left atrium
c. Right ventricle
d. Left ventricle
65. Among the following fruits, which one is not a true fruit?
66. In human body, while one of the following glands is located in the neck?
67. In human body, which one among the following secretes digestive enzyme?
a. Large institute
68. Which one among the following is a warm blooded animal?
69. Which one among the following is an ape naturally found in India?
b. Hoolak Gibbon
70. Which one among the following plants produces seeds without producing
a. Cashew nut
b. Date Palm
71. The stem of which one of the following plants is usually underground?
b. Sweet potato
d. Water melon
72. In the context of Wholesale Prize Index (WPI) in India, under the Primary
Articles’ group, what is the approximate weight of ‘Food Article’ in WPI?
73. Which one of the following is responsible for bringing out the report on
National and Per Capita Income in India?
a. Ministry of Planning
b. Ministry of Human ResourceDevelopment
c. Ministry of Home Affairs
d. Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
74. In terms of both quantity and value, which one of the following countries is
the largest cutting and polishing centre of diamonds in the world?
d. South Africa
75. Regarding the procurement of wheat for central pool, which one of the
following States has the highest share of contribution?
b. Madhya Pradesh
d. Uttar Pradesh
76. So far how many times has the countrywide “Economic Census” been done in
b. Five times
c. Seven times
d. Nine times
77. Which among the following was the capital of Shivaji?
78. Who among the following arrived in the court of Jehangir as an official
ambassador of King
a. William Hawkins
b. Sir Thomas Roe
c. Sir Edward Terry
79. Which Mughal Emperor granted the Dewani of Bengal to the British East India
Company in the year 1765?
d. Shah Alam-II
80. Who of the following was the representative of Indian National Congress in
the Second Round Table Conference, held in London?
a. Madan Mohan Malviya
b. C. Rajagopalachari
c. Mahatma Gandhi
d. Vallabhbhai Patel
81. Where did Lala Hardayal and Sohan Singh Bhakna form the Gadar Party in 1913?
b. San Francisco
82. Prior to Independence, the elections to the Constituent Assembly were held
under which one of the following?
a. Mountbatten Plan
b. Cabinet Mission
c. Cripps Proposals
d. Wavell Plan
83. Who among the following introduced cashew nut, pineapple and tobacco into
84. When All India Trade Union Congress was founded in 1920, who of the
following was elected its president?
a. C.R. Das
b. Lala Pajpat Rai
c. N.M. Joshi
d. V.V. Giri
85. Which one of the following was the occasion on which Jawaharlal Nehru
stepped forward, as an important national leader?
a. Agitation against Rowlatt Act
b. Launch of Non-Cooperation Movement
c. Formation of Swaraj Party
d. Agitation against the arrival of Simon Commission
At the time of Tripuri Congress Session in 1939 in which Subhash Bose has
defeated Sitaramayya, who among the following had withdrawn his candidature from
a. Abdul Kalam Azad
b. Jawaharlal Nehru
c. Jayaprakash Narayan
d. Vallabhbhai Patel
87. Which one of the following was not a programme of the Non-Cooperation cell
given in 1920?
a. Boycott of titles
b. Boycott of Civil Services
c. Boycott of English education
d. Boycott of police and army
88. In which year was Mahatma Gandhi’s famous work Hind Swaraj written?
89. Consider the following statements with reference to Union Government:
1. The tenure of Chairman/Members of Staff Selection Commission is for five
years or still they attain the age of 62 years, whichever is earlier.
2. The tenure of Chairman/Member of Union Public Service Commission is for six
years or till they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. 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
90. According to the provisions of the Constitution of India, who inquires into
all doubts and decides disputes arising out of or in connection with the
election of Vice-President of India?
a. The President of India
b. The Supreme Court of India
c. The Election Commission of India
d. The Attorney General of India
91. Who among the following tribes live in the Union Territory of Andaman and
93. In India, when both, the offices of the President and the Vice-President
happen to be vacant simultaneously, who will discharge the duties of the
a. The Prime Minister
b. The Union Home Minister
c. The Speaker of Lok Sabha
d. The Chief Justice of India
94. For the review of which of the following was a Commission under the
chairmanship of Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah constituted by Union Government?
* a. Industrial sickness
b. River water disputes
c. The Constitution of India
d. Centre-State relations
95. In which one of the following countries did the Industrial Revolution first
96. Who of the following is the author of the famous book ‘Das Kapital’?
a. Adam Smith
b. Karl Marx
97. Which one of the following is the correct statement? In the Parliament of
India, a money bill can be introduced only with the recommendation of
a. the President of India
b. the Prime Minister of India
c. the Speaker of Lok Sabha
d. the Union Finance Minister
98. Which one of the following is a place of famous Hindu pilgrimage as well as
a site of important hydroelectric power project?
99. State which one of the following groups of oceanic water currents meet near
‘Newfoundland Island’ of Canada?
a. Gulf Stream and Labrador
b. Kuroshio and Kurile
c. Agulhas and Mozambique
d. Brazilian and Falkland
100. How many Indian States border Myanmar?
102. Where is the Port of East London located?
c. East coast of USA
d. South Africa
103. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
a. Northern Rhodesia : Namibia
b. Gold Coast : Ghana
c. Dutch Guyana : Suriname
d. Dutch East Indies : Indonesia
104. Khmer Rouge atrocities pertained to which one among the following?
a. South Africa
105. Recently, the President of India conferred the India Gandhi Prize for
Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2006 on whom among the following?
a. Kim Dae Jung
b. Mohamed El Baradei
c. Shirin Ebadi
d. Wangari Muta Maathai
106. In the year 2007, which one of the following pairs of countries launched
spacecrafts to carry out research on the Moon?
a. Australia and Canada
b. China and Japan
c. France and Germany
d. Russia and South Korea
107. In December, 2007, which one of the following countries launched in
interceptor missile called AAD-02 to intercept a ballistic missile?
b. North Korea
108. Recently, who of the following writers in English, has been awarded the
Sahitya Akademi Fellowship?
a. Amitav Ghosh
b. Anita Desai
c. Jhumpa Lahiri
d. Shashi Tharoor
109. In the context of Indian Defence, what is Admiral Gorshkov, frequently in
a. Stealth worship
b. Nuclear powered submarine
c. Aircraft carrier
d. Marine oil drilling platform
110. Hugo Chavez, who is frequently in the news, is a President of which one of
the following countries?
111. What is the Defence outlay (approximate) in India for the year 2008-09?
a. Rs. 65,000 crores
b. Rs. 85,000 crores
c. Rs. 95,000 crores
d. Rs. 1,05,000 crores
112. What is a major use of allethrin?
a. In household insecticides
b. In glass manufacture
c. In steel manufacture
d. In paints and varnishes
113. Which one of the following is not correctly match (approximately)?
a. 4 Imperial gallons = 18.18 litres
b. 4 pounds = 1.81 kilograms
c. 30 pounds per sq. in. = 2.07 kg per sq. cm.
d. 5 hectares = 18.35 acres
114. Big Mac Index is employed in the determination of which one of the
a. Infrastructure development
b. Purchasing power parity
c. Defence budget per capita
d. Crop yield
115. What does the term ‘Pyrrhic Victory’ imply?
a. A victory in a war wherein Air Force has played a major role
b. A victory achieved at a great cost to the winner
c. A victory of a political party wherein members of the opposition party have
betrayed their own members
d. A victory achieved in games as a result of match-fixing
116. The well-known sportsman Liu Xiang has excelled in which event?
a. Table Tennis
c. Hurdles race
117. Which one of the following subjects is mainly dealt with by Montreal
a. Undersea cable network
b. International cooperation against terrorism
c. Depletion of Ozone layer
d. Exploration of outer space
118. From which year does the 11th Five Year Plan start?
119. In the context of India’s defence, what is C- 130 J Hercules?
a. A supersonic fighter jet
b. A troop transport aircraft
c. An unmanned patrol aircraft
d. A multi-purpose amphibious vehicle
120. Who among the following is a blanker?
a. Samir Jain
b. Raghav Bahl
c. K.V. Kamath
d. G.M. Rao