(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

77. The economist who was associated with the WTO draft document is
(a) A. K. Sen (b) T. N. Srinivasan
(c) J. N. Bhagwati (d) Avinash Dixit

78. One local and another express train were proceeding in the same direction on parallel tracks at 29km/hourand65 km/hour respectively. The driver of the former notices that it look exactly 16 seconds for the faster train to pass by him. What is the length of the faster train?
(a) 60 m (b) 120 m (c) 160 m (d) 240 m

79. In the given map, the shaded part represents Akbar's empire at a certain empire : 'A' stands for an independent country and B' marks the site of a city. Which one of the following alternatives given all correct information

(a) Akbar in 1557 : (A) Golkunda, (B) Lahore
(b) Akbar in 1557 : (A) Khandesh (B) Multan
(c) Akbar in 1605 : (A) Gondwana, (B) Multan
(d) Akbar in 1605 : (A) Gondwana, (B) Lahore

80. Estuaries possess distinct blooms of excessive growth of a pigmented dinoflagellates. These blooms are called
(a) red tides (b) sea tides (c) black tides (d) sea flowers

81. Consider the following climatic conditions (northern hemisphere) :
Temperature Rainfall
°C Cm.
3.9 4.7
F 4.4 5.7
M 8.3 8.2
A 14.4 9.2
M 20.0 9.2
J 23.3 17.7
J 27.8 14.5
b 27.8 14.0
S 22.3 12.7
O 18.3 7.0
N 12.2 5.0
D 6.7 3.5
These are most likely to be found in the natural regions of
(a) China type (b) Equatorial type
(c) Hot desert type (d) Monsoon type

82. A, B, C, D, E and F, not necessarily in that order are sitting on six chairs regularly placed around a round table. It is observed that
A is between D and F, C is opposite D, and D and E are not on neighbouring chairs.
Which one of the following pairs must be sitting on neighbouring chairs ?
(a) A and B (b) C and E (c) B and F (d) A and C

83. The number of economically active women (excluding students and those doing domestic duties in their homes) as a percentage of all women of working age (generally those aged 15-64 years) was the highest in 1996 in
(a) USA (b) China (c) Russia (d) S. Korea

84. If in a certain code SAND is VDOG and BIRD is ELUG, then what is the code for LOVE
(a) PRYG (b) ORTG (c) NPUH (d) ORYH

85. When there is noon at I.S.T. meridian people on another place of the Earth are taking their at 6 O'clock morning tea. The longitude of the place is
(a) 17° 30' E (b) 7° 30' W (c) 172° 30' E (d) 90° W

86. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
List I List II
(Special characteristic) (Name of planet)
A. Smallest planet of the 1. Mercury solar system
B. Largest planet of the 2. Venus solar system
C. Planet second from the 3. Jupiter Sun in the solar system
D. Planet nearest to the 4. Pluto Sun
5. Saturn
(a) 2 3 5 1 (b) 3 5 1 2
(c) 4 1 2 3 (d) 4 3 2 1

87. The given map relates to :

(a) Kaniska at the time of his death
(b) Samudragupta after the close of his South Indian campaign
(c) Asoka towards close of his reign
(d) Empire of Thaneswar on the eve of Harsha's accession

88. In a family, a couple has a son and a daughter. The age of the father is three times that of his daughter and the age of the son is half of his mother. The wife is nine years younger to her husband and the brother is seven years older than his sister. What is the age of the mother'?
(a) 40 years (b) 45 years (c) 50 years (d) 60 years

89. The missing fraction in the series given below is
4/ 9, 9 / 20, .... 39 / 86
(a) 17 / 40 (b) 19 / 42 (c) 20 / 45 (d) 29 / 53

90. Which one of the following schedules of the Constitution of India contains provisions regarding anti-defection Act '1
(a) Second Schedule (b) Fifth Schedule (c) Eighth Schedule (d) Tenth Schedule

91. Which one of the following types of micro organisms is most widely used in industries ?
(a) Bacteria (b) Bacteria and Fungi
(c) Bacteria and algae (d) Bacteria, microalgae and fungi

92. Many of the Greeks, Kushanas and Shakas embraced Buddhism rather than Hinduism because
(a) Buddhism was in the ascendant at that time
(b) they had renounced the policy of war and violence
(c) caste-ridden Hinduism did not attract them
(d) Buddhism provided easier access to Indian society

93. There are 50 students admitted to a nursery class. Some students can speak only English and some can speak only Hindi. 10 students can speak both English and Hindi. If the number of students who can speak English is 21, then how many students can speak only Hindi, how many can speak only Hindi and how many can speak only English?
(a) 21, 11 and 29 respectively (b) 28, 18 and 22 respectively
(c) 37, 27 and 13 respectively (d) 39, 29 and 11 respectively

94. Match the names of outstanding Indian scientists given in List-I with area of their specialized work given in List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists
List-I List II
A. Dr. Raja Ramanna 1.Plant Chemistry
B. Dr. M. S. Swaminathan 2.Nuclear Physics
C. Prof U.R. Rao 3.Thermodynamics
D. Prof Meghnad Saha 4.Space Research
5.Agricultural sciences
(a) 3 5 2 1 (b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 2 5 4 3 (d) 3 1 4 2

95. The satellites of which one of the following countries have helped in the preparation of a detai- -led and complete map of Antarctica?
(a) Canada (b) France (c) Russia (d) U.S.A.

96. The Indian parliamentary system is different from the British parliamentary system in that India has
(a) both a real and a nominal executive (b) a system of collective responsibility
(c) bicameral legislature (d) the system of judicial review

97. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer
List-I List II
A. Fruit 1.Ovule
B. Seed 2.Leaf
C. Wood 3.Stem
D. Starch 4.Ovary
(a) 2 1 3 4 (b) 4 1 3 2
(c) 2 3 1 4 (d) 4 3 1 2

98. The member of Shivaji's Astha Pradhana who-looked after foreign affairs was
(a) Peshwa (b) Sachiv (c) Pandit Rao (d) Sumant

99. PanchayatRajwasfirstintroducedinIndiainOctober,1959 in
(a) Rajasthan (b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Kerala (d) Karnataka

100. Some people in Manipur live in houses built on floating is lands of weeds and decaying''. vegetation held together by suspended silt. These islands are called
(a) Tipis (b) Burkhans
(c) Phoomdis (d) lzba

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