(Paper) CSE : General Studies CSE Preliminary Examination (1998)

CSE : General Studies CSE Preliminary Examination (1998)

General Studies - 1998 (Prelims)

Time Allowed : Two Hours Maximum Marks : 150

1. The water pollution in river is measured by the dissolved amount of
(a) Chlorine (b) Ozone (c) Nitrogen (d) Oxygen

2. Some time back, the Government of India, decided to delicense `white goods' industry. `White goods' include
(a) stainless steel and alumunium utensils
(b) milk and milk products
(c) items purchased for conspicuous consumption
(d) soaps, detergents and other mass consumption goods

3. Examine the following three statements
1. Processed meat is a perishable food.
2. All perishable foods are packed in sealed tins.
3. Sealed tins sometimes do not contain processed meat.
Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the above statements ?
(a) Sealed tins always contain perishable food
(b) Processed meat is sometimes not packed in sealed tins.
(c) Processed meat is always packed in sealed tins. (d) Non-perishable foods are never packed in sealed tins.

4. What is the correct sequence of the following Indian states in descending order of their length of surface roads per 100 km 2 of their area?
1. Haryana 2. Maharashtra 3. Punjab 4. Tamil Nadu
(a) 4, 3, 2, 1 (b) 4, 3, 1, 2 (c) 3, 4, 1, 2 (d) 3, 4, 2, 1

5. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer

List I List II
A. Potassium bromide 1. Fertiliser
B. Potassium nitrate 2. Photography
C. Potassium sulphate 3. Bakery
D. Monopotassium tartarate 4. Gunpowder

(a) 2 4 1 3 (b) 2 4 3 1
(c) 4 2 3 1 (d) 4 2 1 3

6. The four railway junctions shown by numerals 1, 2, 3, 4 on the rough outline map of Gujarat are respectively
(a) Patanpur, Mahesana, Ahmedabad and Vadodara
(b) Mahesana, Surendranagar, Rajkot and Junagarh
(c) Palanpur, Kanda, Bhuj and Okla
(d) Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Broach


7. The damage to the Spektr Module of the Russian Space Station Mir was due to
(a) collision with a Soyuz cargo ship
(b) faulty material design of the Spektr Module
(c) explosion inside the space station
(d) collision with an asteroid

8. The misery index is the sum of a country's unemployment and inflation rate. The higher the index, the more miserable a is the country to live in. The figure given below is the Misery Index for various countries in Europe

Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the misery index given above?
1. Britain is the most miserable country to live in.
2. The inflation rate in Spain is less than than in Belgium and Britain.
3. Italy and France seem to have almost identical unemployment rate.
4. The higher the misery index the higher the inflation rate.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(a) 1 alone (b) 2 and 3
(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (d) None

9. The meeting of G-15 countries held in Malayasia in 1997 was attended by
(a) 14 member countries
(b) 15 member countries
(c) 16 member countries
(d) 17 member countries

10. Olympics 2004 is to be held in
(a) Johannesberg (b) Capetown (c) Rome (d) Sydney

11. Which one of the following elements is essential for the construction of nuclear reactors?
(a) Cobalt (b) Nickel (c) Zirconium (d) Tungsten

12. The educated middle class in India
(a) opposed the revolt of 1857
(b) supported the revolt of 1857
(c) remained neutral to the revolt of 1857
(d) fought against native rulers

13. Which one of the following regions of the world supplies the maximum of our imported commodities (in terms of rupee value)?
(a) Africa (b) America (c) Asia and Oceania (d) Europe

14. The currency of the proposed European Monetary Union will be
(a) Dollar (b) Euro (c) Guilder (d) Mark

15. Which one of the following was the venue for the preliminary talks between the Sri Lankan Government and representatives of Tamil United Liberation Front and other militant groups ?
(a) New Delhi (b) Colombo (c) Thimpu (d) Madras

16. Consider the following statements regarding asteroids
1. Asteroids are rocky debris of varying sizes orbiting the Sun.
2. Most of the asteroids are small but some have diameter as large as 1000 km
3. The orbit of asteroids lies between orbits of Jupiter and Saturn.
Of these statements
(a) 1, 2 and 3 are correct (b) 2 and 3 are correct
(c) 1 and 2 are correct (d) 1 and 3 are correct

17. 'MERCOSUR' consists of group of countries of
(a) Africa (b) Asia (c) Latin America (d) South East Asia

18. Which one of the following countries has replaced Italy as the major importer of bauxite from India ?
(a) Canada (b) Greece (c) Ukraine (d) United Arab Emirates

19. Lord Mountbatten came to India as Viceroy along with specific instruction to
(a) balkanize the Indian sub-continent
(b) keep India united if possible
(c) accept Jinnah's demand for Pakistan
(d) persuade the Congress to accept partition

20. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the states (labeled 1, 2, 3 and 4) of India shown on the map in descending order in terms of their available ground water-resources for irrigation?
(a) 3, 4, 1, 2
(b) 3, 4, 2, 1
(c) 4, 3, 1, 2
(d) 4, 3, 2, 1

21. Consider the following statements
The price of any currency in international market is decided by the
1. World Bank.
2. demand for goods/services provided by the country concerned.
3. stability of the government of the concerned country.
4. economic potential of the country in question.
Of these statements
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct (b) 2 and 3 are correct
(c) 3 and 4 are correct (d) 1 and 4 are correct

22. Consider the following statements
Coke is one of the materials of the charge added to blast furnace for the production of steel/iron. Its function is to
1. act as a reducing agent.
2. remove silica associated with the iron ore
3. function as fuel, to supply heat.
4. act as an oxidizing agent.
Of these statements
(a) 1 and 2 are correct (b) 2 and 4 are correct
(c) 1 and 3 are correct (d) 3 and 4 are correct

23. A consumer is said to be in equilibrium, if
(a) he is able to fulfill his need with a given level of income
(b) he is able to live in full comforts with a given level of income
(c) he can fulfill his needs without consumption of certain items
(d) he is able to locate new sources of income

24. Production of Rice and Wheat
(In millions of Tonnes)
Year Rice Wheat Percentage of Wheat to Rice
1950-51 20.58 6.46 31.4
1960-61 34.58 11.00 31.8
1970-71 42.22 23.83 56.4
1980-81 53.63 36.31 67.7
1990-91 74.29 55.14 74.2
1994-95 81.81 65.77 80.4
1995-96 79.62 62.62 78.6
The above table indicates the performance in India in rice and wheat production from 1950-51 to 1995-96. Which of the following conclusions arrived at from the above table would be valid?
1. Record production of rice as well as wheat has been in 1994-95
2. The ratio of wheat to rice production seems to have steadily increased over 16 years
3. Wheat has not been popular among the Indian population before 1980.
4. India became self-sufficient in rice and wheat only after 1990.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(a) 1 and 2 (b) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(c) 3 and 4 (d) None

25. Among the Indian states shown labeled 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the rough outline map given, the correct sequence of descending order of percent of scheduled tribe population to their total population is :
(a) 1, 3, 2, 4 (b) 3, 1, 2, 4 (c) 3, 1, 4, 2 (d) 1, 3, 4, 2

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