(Download) UPSC: General Studies Solved Question Paper 2012

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General Studies Solved Question Paper

1. Consider the following statements about Android.
(1) Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes on a operating system
(2) Android mobile operating system is based on the Linux Dercit.
(3) The main hardware platform for Android is the ARM architecture.
(4) Google Inc. purchased the initial developer of the software, Android in 2005.

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

(a) 1,2,3 are true
(b) 1,3,4 are true
(c) 1,2,4 are true
(d) 1&2 are true

2. What is Near Field Communication?
(a) Near field communication is a Bluetooth technology that concepts two Bluetooth devices.
(b) It is a technology that connects two mobile phones without Bluetooth technology.
(c) It is a variation of other short range wireless technologies, which can quickly swap information between devices when they are touched together.
(d) It is a technology that root out the problem of interference in C band mobile network.

3. Consider the following statements about HYLAS.
(1) It is a advanced communication satellite built by ISRO.
(2) It is a joint effort of ISRO & NASA.
(3) It is being develop in Partnership with EADA-Astrium of Europe.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Only 1 is true
(b) 1 & 2 are true
(c) All are the true
(d) 1 & 3 true.

4. Consider the following statements.
(1) The Government is setting up the National Environmental Appraisal and monitoring Authority.
(2) This will be professional, science-based autonomous body environmental appraisals and monitoring of compliance conditions.
(3) Once appraised by NEAMA Projects would be given final Environment clearance.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Only 1 & 2 are true
(b) All are true
(c) 1 & 3 are true
(d) None of these are true.

5. Consider the finding of “Climate change and India: A 4 × 4 Assessment” that is a government report on climate change.
(1) It provides an assessment of impact of climate change in 2030 on four key sectors of the Indian economy in four climate sensitive regions of India.
(2) There are Agriculture, Water, Natural Ecosystems and Biodiversity.
(3) These regions are Himalaya, Western Ghats, Coastal area & the North-East region.
(4) The Report has been prepared by MOEF led Indian Network for climate change Assessment.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Only 1 as true
(b) Only 1 and 2 are true
(c) All are true
(d) 1, 2 & 3 are true

6. Where is National centre for Marine Biodiversity Located?
(a) Ratnagiri
(b) Paradip
(c) Jamnagar
(d) Lakshadweep

7. Nagoya Protocal is related with?
(a) Conservation of Glaciers.
(b) Promote the use of recycled paper.
(c) Access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits.
(d) Discouraging the use of Polythine.

8. Consider the following statements.
(1) About 69% of India dry land – arid semi - arid and dry sub-humid
(2) An estimated 32% of India total area is affected by land degradation
(3) 81.45% million hectares, or 24.8 percent of the country25 geographic area is undergoing desertification.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Only 1 is true
(b) Only 2 is true
(c) Only 1 & 3 true
(d) All are true

9. Consider the following statements.
(1) Rare earth elements are a set of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table.
(2) Rare earth elements are a set of fifteen chemical elements in the periodic table.
(3) Despite their name, rare earth elements are relatively plentiful in the Earth15 crust.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1 is true
(b) Only 1 & 2 are true
(c) Only 1 & 3 are true
(d) All are true

10. In the recent times, which committee was constituted for drafting a National Competition Policy?
(a) G.K. Piilai Committee
(b) Smt. Sudha Rekha Committee
(c) Shri Dharmendra Kumar Committee
(d) Shri Subir Gokarn Committee

11. Which is Astroturfing?
(a) It is a form of advocacy often in support of political or corporate agenda designed to give the appearance of a grassroot movement.
(b) It is a process which is relating to build a synthetic carpeting designed to look like natural grass.
(c) It is a technology that ascertain geographical composition of astrological masses.
(d) None of above

12. Consider the following statements.
(1) Government is planning to establish Special Renewal Energy zones based on green principles.
(2) The zones will focus on manufacturing low coast green technologies for the growing effort market.
(3) The government has approved that payment security under the national solar mission in order to create solar payment security Account to ensure availability of funds to address possible payment related risk in case of defaults.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Only 1 is true
(b) Only 1 & 3 true
(c) Only 1 & 2 are true
(d) All are true

13. In following statements which are is correct?
(a) On 2011, seventh ministerial meeting of the Arctic council was organised in Nuuk, Greenland.
(b) Arctic Council is a nine member body.
(c) In nine member body there were only five permanent participants.
(d) None of the above.

14. Under the citizenship Act, 1995, by which of the following can a person become a citizen of India?
(1) By Birth
(2) By descent
(3) By Registration
(4) By nationalization
(5) By incorporation of territory

Select the correct answer the code given below:

(a) 1,2,3,4 and 5
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1,2,3 and 5 only
(d) 3,4 and 5 only

15. Which of the following committee/commissions prepared the ground work for the communal award granting separate representation to depressed class in India?

(a) South borough committee
(b) Simon Commission
(c) Nehru Committee
(d) Lothian Committee

16. Consider the following issue:

When the Parliament was in session, these was attack by the natalites on a police station in Bastar region killing policeman as well as some civilians.

Which of the following is the most appropriate tool to raise the issue in the Lok Sabha?

(a) Calling attention motion
(b) Discussion under rule 377
(c) Censure motion
(d) Short duration Discussion

17. Which of the following statements on zonal councils are correct?
(1) They owe their efistence to the constitution of India.
(2) There are five zonal councils in India.
(3) They coordinate relations among the Governments of state and union territories and the Government of India.
(4) They are set up under the State’s Reorganisation Act, 1956.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

18. Consider the following statements with respect to the Rajya Sabha.
(1) The origin of the Rajya Sabha can be traced back to 1939, when in pursuance to the government of India act, 1919, a second chamber known as the council of states was created.
(2) The Rajya Sabha as special powers to declare that it is necessary and efficient in the national that Parliament may make Laws with respect to a matter in the State list.

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

19. Match List-1 (forms of government) with List-II essential features and select the correct answer using the code given below lists:

List–I 					List–II
(A) Cabinet Government 			1. Administrate Law
(B) Presidential Governmental 		2. Concentration of Power
(C) Federal Governmental 		3. Separation of Power
(D) Unitary Government 			4. Collective responsibility
(a)	A 	B 	C 	D
	4 	1 	3	2
(b) 	A 	B 	C 	D
	1 	2 	3 	4
(c) 	A 	B 	C 	D
	4 	3 	1 	2
(d) 	A 	B 	C 	D
	2 	4 	3 	1

20. Which part of the constitution of India refers to the responsibility of the State towards international Peace and Security?
(a) Fundamental rights
(b) Directive Principles of State Policy
(c) Emergency Provisions
(d) Preamble of the constitution

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