CSE : General
Studies CSE Preliminary Examination (1998)
Studies - 1998 (Prelims)
Time Allowed : Two
Hours Maximum Marks : 150
26. Which one of the following
sets of states stands to benefit the most from the Konkan Railway?
(a) Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala
(b) Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala
(c) Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra
(d) Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu
27. The supply-side economics lays greater emphasis on the
point of view of
(a) producer (b) global economy (c) consumer (d) middle-man
28. Which one of the following languages belongs to the Austric
(a) Maratlti (b) Ladakhi (c) Khasi (d) Tamil
29. Which one of the following metals does not form amalgams?
(a) Zinc (b) Copper (c) Magnesium (d) Iron
30. Indonesian forest fire in 1997
was caused by
(a) greenhouse effect (b) depletion of ozone laver
(c) EL Nino effect (d) None of the above
31. LMNOP, is semicircle with
center at R and diameter LP, LSRand RQP are also semicircles with centers at T
and U and diameters LR= RP =1 /2 LP. The ratio of perimeters of LMNOP and LSRQP
(a) 0.75: 1
(c) 1 : 0.75
(d) 1.25: 1
32. Match the following research
institutes A, B, C and D with their respective location labelled as 1 to 6 in
the given rough outline map :
Select the correct answer using the codes given
A. Central Drug Research Institute
B. National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation
C. National Institute of Ocean Technology
D. Temperate Forest Research Centre
A B C D
(a) 4 3 2 6
(b) 4 5 1 6
(c) 2 3 4 5
(d) 1 6 2 3
33. Bharat Ratna was awarded in 1997 to
(a) Dr. Homi Bhabha (Posthumous)
(b) Former President R. Venkataraman
(c) Satyajit Ray (Posthumous)
(d) Dr. Abdul Kalam
34. Which of the following statements are true about the Indian
born woman astronaut Kalpana Chawla ?
1. She was born in Karnal.
2. She flew on board the shuttle flight STS - 87.
3. She was trained at the Kennedy Space Centre.
4. She did a space-walk to retrieve the Spartan Satellite.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 4
35. A man purchases two clocks A and B at a total cost of Rs.
650. He sells A with 20% profit and B at a loss of 25% and gets the same selling
price for both the clocks. What are the purchasing price of A and B respectively
(a) Rs. 225 ; Rs. 425
(b) Rs. 250 ; Rs. 400
(c) Rs. 275 ; Rs. 375
(d) Rs. 300 ; Rs. 350
36. A fuse is used in main electric supply as a safety device.
Which one of the following statements about the fuse is correct ?
(a) It is connected in parallel with the main switch
(b) It is made mainly from silver alloys
(c) It must have a low melting point
(d) It must have a very high resistance
Directions : - The following
fourteen items consist of two statements, one labelled as 'Assertion A and the
other labelled as 'Reason R'. You are to examine these two statements carefully
and decide if the Assertion A and the Reason R are individually true and if so,
whether the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion. Select the your
answers to these items using the codes given below and mark your answer sheet
(a) Both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true
37. Assertion A : The Gandhara School of Art bears the mark of
Reason R : Hinayana form was influenced by that art.
38. Assertion A : Formic acid is a
stronger acid than acetic acid.
Reason R : Formic acid is an organic acid.
39. Assertion A : At first the
Turkish administration in India was essentially military.
Reason R : The country was parcelled outas'Iqtas' among leading
40. Assertion A : According to
Asoka's edicts social harmony among the people was more
important than religious devotion.
Reason R : He spread ideas of equity instead of promotion of
41. Assertion A : The temperature
of a metal wire rises when an electric current is passed
Reason R : Collision of metal atoms with each other releases
42. Assertion A : The Khilafat
movement did bring the urban Muslims into the fold of the.
Reason R : There was a predominant elements of anti-imperialism
in both the National
and Khilafat Movement.
43. Assertion A : Phenyl is used
as a household germicide. Phenyl is a phenol derivative and
phenol is an effective germicide.
Reason R : Phenyl is a phenol derivative and phenol is an
44. Assertion A : Partition of
Bengal in 1905 brought to an end the Moderates role in the Indian
Reason R : The Surat session of Indian National Congress
separated the Extremists from
45. Assertion A : The first ever
Bill to make primary education compulsory in India was rejected in 1911
Reason R : Discontent would have increased every cultivator
46. Assertion A : Sodium metal is
stored under kerosene
Reason R: Metallic sodium melts when exposed to air
47. Assertion A : The cngress
rejected the cripps proposals
Reason R : The cripps Mission consisted solely of whites
48. Assertion A : The United
States of America has threatened to ask the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to
apply sanctions against the developing countries for the non-obsergance of
Reason R : The United States of America itself has adopted and
implemented those I.L.O.
49. Assertion A : During the reign of Shahjahan, Dara Sikoh was
sent on expedition to Balkha,
Badakhshan and Qandahar.
Reason R : The expedition sent by Shahjahan to the Middle-East
was a marvellous success
50. Assertion A : Gandhi stopped
the Non-Co-operation Movement in 1922.
Reason R : Violence at Chauri Chaura led him to stop the
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