(Paper) Mock Test - General Studies Prelim 2007 (Set - 5)

Mock Test - General Studies Prelim 2007

General Studies. Prelim  Set 5


51. Match the following Lists :-

List - I List - II

(Natural/disaster) (Country)

A. Tropical Storm (Bilis) 1. Taiwan

B. Typhoon (Durian) 2. China

C. Typhoon (Samoi) 3. Philipines

D. Tropical Storm



(a) 2 3 2 1

(b) 1 3 2 3

(c) 1 2 3 1

(d) 3 3 2 1

52. Who among the following is head of Board of Trade. :-

(a) Kumar Manglam Birla

(b) Ratan Tata

(c) N.R. Narayan Murty

(d) Mukesh Ambani

53. Who among the following have received Bookar prize twice :-

(a) V.S. Naipaul

(b) J.M. Koetzee

(c) Allan Hollinghurst

(d) Arundhati Roy

54. Name the country which has choosen India as a focus country. for trade promotion in 2007 is :-

(a) China (b) Russia

(c) Italy (d) UK

55. Consider the following statements :-

1. National Agriculture Innovation Project (NAIP) has been financially assisted by world bank.

2. Accelerated Power Development and Reform project (APDRP) has been extended to all district H.Q. and 

towns having more than 50,000 people.

3. National Commission of Farmers had recommended universal public distribution system instead of 

Targeted PDS.

(a) 1, 2 are correct (b) Only 3

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

56. Recently announced Aam Admi Bima Yozna is for :-

(a) Aam Admi (Common people)

(b) Rural unemployed youth

(c) Urban landless people

(d) Rural landless households

57. Which Finance Minister presented the Budget after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru:-

(a) Shri C.D. Deshmukh

(b) Shri Morarji Desai

(c) Shri Avtar Singh

(d) Shri T.T. Krishnamachari

58. The concept of .Mixed Economy.envisages:-

(a) Integrated and balanced economic development.

(b) Balanced development of agriculture and Industry.

(c) Equal importance to economic and social values.

(d) Co-existance of Public and private sectors.

59. Consider the following statements :-

1. Incremental capital-output ratio(ICOR) signifies relationship between investment and additional output 

during a particular period.

2. Indian industries faced deaceleration and retrogression during 1965-1980.

3. Industrial revolution in Europe led to slow growth of industries in India. 

Which of the above statements is/are true :-

(a) Only 1 (b) Only 2

(c) 1 and 2 (d) 1, 2 and 30

60. In how many different ways can 5 different balls be distributed to 3 different boxes, when each box can 

hold any number of balls :-

(a) 360 ways

(b) 243 ways

(c) 225 ways

(d) 280 ways

Directions based on the information given below answer the four items which follow it:-

1. P, Q, R, S, T and U are Six students procuring their Masters degree in six different subjects English, 

History,Philosphy, Physics, Statistics and Mathematics.

2. Two of them stay in hostel, two stay as paying Guests (PG) and the remaining two stay at their Home.

3. R does not stay as paying Guests (PG) and studies philosphy.

4. The students studying statistics and History do not stay as paying guests.

5. T. Studies Mathematics and S. Studies Physics.

6. U and S stay in Hostel .T. stays as paying guests and .Q. stays at home.

61. Who studies English :-

(a) R (b) S

(c) T (d) U

62. Which of the following pair of students stay one each at hostel and at home :-

(a) QS

(b) SR

(c) US

(d) Data inadequate

63. Which of the following Combination of subjects and place of stay is not correct :-

(a) English - Hostel

(b) Mathematics - Paying Guest

(c) Philosophy - Home

(d) Physics - Hostel

64. Which subject does Q study :-

(a) History

(b) Statistics

(c) History or Statistics

(d) Data inadequate

65. In a class of 30 students there are 17 girls and 13 boys. Out of 5 students 3 of these students are 

Girls. If a student is choosen at random. What is the porbability of choosing a Girl or an a student :-

(a) 19/30

(b) 11/15

(c) 17/180

(d) None of the above

66. Find the cost of carpeting a room 13 m long and 9 m broad with a carpet 75cm wide at the rate of Rs. 

12.40 per square metre :-

(a) 1800/- Rs. (b) 1934/- Rs.

(c) 2024/- Rs. (d) 1680/- Rs.

67. A train 140 meter of the long is running at 60 kmph. In how much time will pass a platform 260 meter 


(a) 18 Sec.

(b) 48 Sec.

(c) 24 Sec.

(d) 32 Sec.

68. Kamal has some apples. He sold 40% more than he ate. If he sold 70 apples, how many did he eat?

(a) 50 (b) 90

(c) 18 (d) 42

69. The ages of A and B differ by 16 years. If 6 years ago, the elder one be 3 times as old as the younger 

one, find their present ages:

(a) 28 yrs. (b) 30 yrs.

(c) 35 yrs. (d) 32 yrs.

70. The Sum of the squares of three consecutive odd number is 251. The numbers are :-

(a) 1, 3, 5

(b ) 3, 5, 7

(c) 5, 7, 9

(d) 7, 9, 11

71. Match the following list :-

List - I List - II

(Personality) (Post)

A. Anil Aggrawal 1. President CII

B. Dr. Mangla Rai 2. Vikram Sarabhai Space centre

C. R. Seshsaye 3. ICAR

D. Dr. B. N. Suresh 4. President ASSOCHAM



(a) 1 2 4 3

(b) 4 3 1 2

(c) 4 1 3 2

(d) 1 2 3 4

72. Which among the following pairs is/are correct :-

(New Name) (Old Name)

(a) Tuvalu - The Ellice Island

(b) Taiwan - Formosa

(c) Laos - Lanxang

(d) Zimbabwe - Northern Rhode

73. Underground Railway Train to be powered by Steam started for the first time at :-

(a) New York (b) London

(c) Paris (d) Tokyo

74. World class leather technology park will be started at which district of Andhra Pradesh:

(a) Guntur (b) Hyderabad

(c) Karimnagar (d) Nellore

75. Bob Hunter (died recently) was co-founder of :-

(a) Amnesty international

(b) Red Cross

(c) League of Nations

(d) Green peace

76. Consider the following statements :

1. Kuchipudi is the dance form of Andhra Pradesh.

2. Mecca Masjid, the largest mosque in S. India is lolacted in Andhra Pradesh.

(a) 1 is correct

(b) 2 is correct

(c) Both 1 and 2 are correct

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

77. Consider the following statements :-

1. In 1991 Kerala become the first fully litterate state in India.

2. Kerala accounts for 98% of India.s rubber production.

Codes :-

(a) 1 is correct

(b) 2 is correct

(c) Both are correct

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

78. Arrange the following countries in ascending order assording to their population :-

1. USA

2. Indonesia

3. Pakistan

4. Bangladesh

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

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

79. Match the following list :-

List - I List - II

(Books) (Author)

A. New Dimensions 1. Pope John Paul of India.s foreign Policy

B. On the thresh hold 2. T.N. Seshan of hope

C. The Alzebra of in- 3. Arunditi Roy finite justice

D. The degenera- 4. A.B. Vajpayee tion of India

Codes :-


(a) 4 3 1 2

(b) 3 2 1 4

(c) 4 1 3 2

(d) 1 2 3 4

80. .Minni Minnawi. is a Rebel group from :-

(a) Somilia (b) Ethopia

(c) Sudan (d) Liberia

81. First ever world summit of Religious leaders was held in :-

(a) Beijing

(b) New York

(c) Delhi

(d) Moscow

82. Which among the following countries situated geographically in America but politically in part of 


(a) Iceland (b) Canary Island

(c) Green land (d) Galapagos

83. Match following list :-

List - I List - II

(Country) (Capitals)+

A. Lesotho 1. Caracus

B. Venezuela 2. Maseru

C. Equador 3. Santiago

D. Chile 4. Quito

Codes :-


(a) 1 2 3 4

(b) 1 2 4 3

(c) 2 4 3 1

(d) 2 1 4 3

84. Which of the following is correctly matched:-

(a) AIPS Block mountain

(b) Applachians Yound Fold mountain

(c) Black forest Block mountain

(d) Mt. Mauna Loa Residual mountain

85. Which of the following are true about India.s Natural Vegetation :-

1. Tropical evergreen forests are not found in India.

2. Tropical dry deciduous forests are the most common type of vegetation.

3. Alpine Vegetation is found in India.

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1 and 2

(c) 1 and 3

(d) 2 and 3

86. Which among the following pairs of metamorphic rocks and their parents rocks is correctly matched :-

(a) Graphite - Granite

(b) Quartz - Quartzite

(c) Marble - Limestone

(d) Slate - Silica

87. Which of the following is a soil type peculiar to the monsoon climate :-

(a) Black Soils (b) Laterite Soils

(c) Alluvial Soils (d) Red Soils

88. What is the correct decreasing order of Industrial development level of the following states :-

(a) U.P., Maharashtra, M.P., Rajasthan

(b) Maharashtra, U.P., M.P., Rajasthan

(c) Maharashtra, Rajasthan, U.P., M.P.

(d) Maharashtra, M.P., U.P., Rajasthan

89. Arrange the following states in decreasing order in terms of Female litteracy :-

1. Mizoram

2. Bengal

3. Kerala

4. Goa

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

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

90. Match the following list :-

List - I List - II

(Gaseous Fuel) (Component)

A. Compressed 1. Carbon monoxide Natural Gas & Hydrogen

B. Coal Gas 2. Butane and Propane

C. Liquified Petroleum 3. Methane & Ethane Gas

D.Water Gas 4. Hydrogen Methane and Carbonmonoxide


(a) 3 4 2 1

(b) 3 2 4 1

(c) 2 3 1 4

(d) 4 3 1 2

91. Consider the following statements :-

1. Closest star to our solar system is Proxima Centauri.

2. Asteroids are rocky debris of varying sizes orbiting around the planet .

Codes :-

(a) 1 is correct

(b) 2 is correct

(c) 1 and 2 both are correct

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 are correct

92. In which of the following medium the velocity of light will be minimum while passing through it?

(a) Glass (b) Vacuum

(c) Water (d) Air

93. Match the following list :-

List - I List - II

A. Theory of Mutation 1. Darwin

B. Theory of Evolution 2. Beadle and totum

C. One gene one 3. Hugo De veris Enzyme hypothesis

D. Operon Concept 4. Jocob and Monod

Codes :-


(a) 3 2 4 1

(b) 4 2 1 3

(c) 4 3 1 2

(d) 3 1 2 4

94. Fat present below the skin surface in our  body, acts as a barrier against :-

(a) Loss of heat from the body.

(b) Loss of essential body fluids.

(c) Loss of salts from the body.

(d) Entry of harmful micro-organisms from enviornment.

95. If father has blood group A and mother has blood group O then which one the following blood groups 

may be found in their son :-

(a) B (b) AB

(c) O (d) B, AB or O

96. In eye donation, which one of the following parts of donor.s eye is utilized?

(a) Iris

(b) Lens

(c) Cornea

(d) Retina

Given below are two statements labeled as Assertion (A) and other laveled as Reason (R). Select your 

answer to these

codes :-

(a) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation.

(b) Both A and R are true but R is not correct explanation.

(c) A is true, R is false.

(d) A is false, R is true.

97. (A) : Maharaja Scindhia was declared as independent ruler of Gwalior in June, 1858.

(R) : Rani Laxmi Bai captured Gwalior in June, 1858 with the help of Tantia Tope.

98. (A) : Most of the hot deserts are present on the western margin of the continents close to the cone of 

the Trade winds.

(R): Zones of a trade winds are characterised by sea having reversal of Planetary wind direction.

99. (A) : The Rajya Sabha has no power to vote on the demand for grants.

(R) : A. Money bill or finance bill dealing with taxation cannot be introduced in the Rajya Sabha.

100. (A) : The UPSC is the Chief Central recruiting agency in India.

(R) : It is an independent constitutional body.