(Paper) IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2005 (PART -5)

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PAPER : IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER - 2005 (PART -5)

 

101. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given substances in the decreasing order of their densities?

(a) Steel > Mercury > Gold (b) Gold > Mercury > Steel

(c) Steel > Gold > Mercury (d) Gold > Steel > mercury

 

102. Of which one of the following games is Shanmugham Venkatesh an outstanding

player?

(a) Table tennis (b) Hockey

(c) Football (d) Basketball

 

103. 2 Men and 1 woman board a bus in which 5 seats are vacant. One of these five seats is reserved for ladies. A woman may or may not sit on the seat reserved for ladies but a man can not sit on the seat reserved for ladies. In how many different ways can the five seats be occupied by these three passengers?

(a) 15 (b) 36

(c) 48 (d) 60

 

104. Consider the following statements :

1. The Constitution of India has 20 parts.

2. There are 390 Article in the Constitution of India in all.

3. Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelth schedules were added to the Constitution of India by the Constitution (Amendments) Acts.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 (b) 2 only

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

 

105. Who among the following was the Chairman of the Union Constitution Committee of the Constitution Assembly?

(a) B. R. Ambedkar (b) J. B. Kripalani

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru (d) Alladi Krishnaswami Ayyar

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

(a) Southern Air Command

(b) Eastern Naval Command

(c) Armoured Corps Centre and School

(d) Army Medical Corps Centre and School

Thiruvananthapuram

Visakhapatnam

Jabalpur

Lucknow

 

107. Which one of the following pairs are correctly matched?

Publication

1. Sportstar

2. Business-world

3. The Week

4. Reader’s Digest

 

Group

The Hindu publication group

ABP group

Malayala Manorama publication

group

Indian Express publication group

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

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

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

 

08. Which one of the following pairs are correctly matched? Enterprise Industrial Group

1. VSNL Bharti Group

2. Mundra Special Economic Zone Ltd Adani Group

3. CMC Ltd Tata Group

4. IPCL Reliance Group

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

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

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

 

109. In which country is Bandung, where the Conference of African and Asian nations was held which led to establishing Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), situated?

(a) Thailand (b) Egypt

(c) Indonesia (d) Philippines

 

110. Match items in the List-I (Businesswoman) with List-II (Company) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists:

List I

(A) Zia Mody

(B) Anuradha J. Desai

(C) Villoo Morawala Patell

(D) Meena Kausik

 

List II

1. Venkateshwara Hatcheries

2. AZB & Partners

3. Quantum Market Research

4. AvesthaGengraine

Technology

5. Biocon India


A B C D

(a) 4 1 5 3

(b) 2 3 4 1

(c) 4 3 5 1

(d) 2 1 4 3

 

111. A square is divided into 9 identical smaller squares. Six identical are to be placed in these smaller squares such that each of the three rows gets at least one ball (one ball in one square only). In how many different ways can this be done?

(a) 27 (b) 36

(c) 54 (d) 81

 

112. There are 6 persons - A, B, C, D, E and F. They are to be seated in a row such that B never sits anywhere ahead of B. In how many different ways can this be done?

(a) 60 (b) 72

(c) 120 (d) None of the above

 

113. For which one of the following items, is Tirupur well-known as a huge exporter to many parts of the world?

(a) Gems and Jewellery

(b) Leather goods

(c) Knitted garments

(d) Handicrafts

 

114. Which one of the following pairs is NOT correctly matched?

Project

(a) Integrated Steel Plant at

Jaipur (Orrisa)

(b) Power Plant at Jamnagar

(Gujarat)

(c) Nabinagar Power Plant

(Bihar)

(d) Kayamkulom Power Plant

(Kerala)

 

Company

Steel Authority of India

Essar Power

Indian Railways

National Thermal

Power Corporation

 

115. Virtual water trade is being looked at by experts as a solution to the world’s water
crisis, What does virtual water (VW) imply?

(a) Volume of heavy water required to replace ordinary water.

(b) Volume of water required to produce a commodity or service.

(c) Volume of water saved by using rainwater harvesting.

(d) Volume of water utilized by an effective flood control.

 

116. Consider the following statements : concerning the Indian Railways :

1. The Head Quarters of the North Western Railway are located at Jodhpur.

2. ‘Indrail pass’ - a travel-as-you-please ticket has been created especially for freedom fighters and sportspersons who have represented India in any game/sport.

3. Fairy Queen is a train using the world’s oldest working engine and the Indian Railways conduct a journey of wildlife and heritage sites on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 2 only (b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 (d) None

 

117. 300 persons are participating in a meeting, out of which 120 are foreigners and the rest are Indians. Out of the Indian’s there are 110 men who are not judges; 160 are men judges, and 35 are women judges. There are no foreign judges. How many Indian women attended the meeting?

(a) 35 (b) 45

(c) 55 (d) 60

 

118. There are 6 persons: A, B, C, D, E and F.

(i) A has 3 items more than C

(ii) D has 2 items less than B

(iii) E has 6 items less than F

(iv) C has 2 items more than E

(v) F has 3 items more than D

Which one of the following figures can not be equal to the total number of items possessed by all the 6 persons?

(a) 41 (b) 47

(c) 53 (d) 58

 

119. Ten identical particles are moving randomly inside a closed box. What is the probability that at any given point of time all the ten particles will be lying in the same half of the box?

(a) 1/2 (b) 1/5

(c) 2/9 (d) 2/11

 

120. An equilateral triangular plate is to be cut into n number of identical small equilateral triangular plates. Which one of the following can be possible value of n ?

(a) 196 (b) 216

(c) 256 (d) 296

 

121. There are 10 identical coins and each one of them has ‘H’ engraved on its one face and ‘T’ engraved on its other face. These 10 coins are lying on a table and each one or them has ‘H’ face as the upper face.

In one attempt, exactly four (neither more nor less) coins can be turned upside down. What is the minimum total number of attempts in which the ‘T’ faces of all the 10 coins can be brought to be the upper faces?

(a) 4 (b) 7

(c) 8 (d) Not possible

 

122. Which one of the following states border Uttar Pradesh?

1. Punjab

2. Rajasthan

3. Chhattisgarh

4. Jharkhand

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

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

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

 

123. Which one of the following cities is the seat of Parliament of South Africa?

(a) Pretoria (b) Durban

(c) Johannesburg (d) Cape Town

 

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

British Prime minister

(a) John Major

(b) James Callaghan

(c) Harold Wilson

(d) Margaret Thatcher

 

Political Party

Conservative Party

Labour Party

Conservative Party

Conservative Party

 

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

List I (Location)

(A)Kakinada

(B)Dundigal

(C)Margao

(D)Bhadrachalam

 

List II (Known For/In News for)

1. Skybus Metro rail test-run

2. TIC paper board Unit

3. Bio-diesel plant

4. Indian Air Force Academy


A B C D

(a) 2 1 4 3

(b) 3 4 1 2

(c) 2 4 1 3

(d) 3 1 4 2

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