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Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET - 8

Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET - 8

::GENERAL STUDIES::

1. Statement A: Environment is store house of maximum energy.

Reason R: Due to environmental powers and process comes new environmental elements.

Select the correct codes given below:

(a) A and R both are right
(b) A & R both are wrong
(c) A is wrong R is right
(d) A is wright R is wrong.

2. To cutting of forests which one of the following problem create?

(a) increase in rain
(b) soil degrudation and uncontrolled flood.
(c) Decrease in temperature
(d) None of the above

3. Which one of the following system is not controlled by Natural Laws?

(a) Food chain
(b) Human based ernade ecological system
(c) Flow of energy
(d) Biological chemical cycle.

4. A sustanable Bio-group called in a Ecosystem is?

(a) Ecotone
(b) Sucsesation
(c) Climax
(d) Ciral

5. In any ecosystem human and all animals are as:

(a) Consumers
(b) Producers
(c) Decomposers
(d) Secondary Consumers

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 7

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 7

1. A magician keeps three balls going with one hand, so that two balls remain in air and one in his hand. If the height to which the ball rises is x meter then for what time each ball stay in hand?

2. 1.236 ×1015 – 5.23 × 1014 equal to = ?

(a) 7.13 × 1014
(b) 7.13
(c) 71.3
(d) –3.994

3. What is the cube root of 647503?

(a) 83
(b) 77
(c) 87
(d) 97

4. Rahul began business of books with Rs 4,500 and later on Ravi joined him with Rs 5,400. The profits at the end of the year was divide in ratio of 2:1. After how much time did Ravi join the business?

(a) 5 Months
(b) 4 Months
(c) 6 Months
(d) 7 Months

5. A jar contains 5 Black and 4 Green marbels. Radha takes out 2 green marbles. The probability that they are of the same colour is

Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET - 7

Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET - 7

::GENERAL STUDIES::

1. Consider the following statements.

(1) The Election commission is a permanent and an independent body established by the Parliament.
(2) The appointment of the Chief election Commissioner and other election commissioners shall be made by the President.
(3) The condition of service and tenure of office of the Election Commissioners shall be determined by the Parliament.

Which of the statement given above is / are correct.

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 & 3 only
(d) All of the above

2. Consider the following statements.

(1) The removal of the Chief Election Commissioner as similar as the removal of a Judge of Supreme Court.
(2) The Chief Election Commissioner can be removed by the President on the basis of a resolution passed to that effect by the
both the house of parliament with special majority.

Which of the statement given above is / are correct.

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 & 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

3. Consider the following statements with regards to powers & functions of the Election Commission.

(1) The Election Commission will notify the dates and schedules of elections and to scrutinise the nomination papers.
(2) To determine the territorial areas of the electoral constitutencies through­out the country on the basis of the delimination commission Act of parliament.
(3) To advice the President on matter relating to the disqualifications of the member of the state legislature.

Select the correct code given below.

(a) 1 only
(b) 1 & 3 only
(c) 2 & 3 only
(d) 1 & 2 only

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 6

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 6

Direction : P, Q, R, S, T, V, W, and Z are eight friends studying in three different engineering colleges A, B and C in three disciplines- Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics with not less than two and not more than three in any college. Not more than three of them study in any of the three disciplines W, studies Electrical in college B with only T who studies Mechanical. P and Z do not study in college. C and study in the same discipline but not Electrical. R studies Mechanical in college C and V, who studies in the same college where R studies. Q does not study Electronics.

1. Which of the following combination of college- student specialization is correct?

(a) C- R Electronics
(b) A- Z Electrical
(c) B- W Electronics
(d) B- W Electrical

2. In which of the following colleges do two students study in electrical discipline?

(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) C only
(d) Cannot be determined

3. In which discipline does study?

(a) Electrical
(b) Mechanical
(c) Electronics
(d) Data inadequate

4. In which of the college at least one student studies in Mechanical discipline?

(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) C only
(d) All A, B and C

5. S studies in which college?

(a) A
(b) B
(c) A or B
(d) Data inadequate

Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET - 6

Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET - 6

::GENERAL STUDIES::

1. Which of the following authorities has the power to declare an area as disturbed area under the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA).

(a) President of India
(b) Governor of a state
(c) Both the President and governor of a state
(d) Armed Forces

2. Which of the following statements relating to executive clemency is not correct?

(a) The power excercised by the President under Article 72 is judicially reviewable.
(b) A mercy petitioner does not enjoy the right to be heard before the President.
(c) The President but not the Governor of a state enjoys the power to reduce death sentence to life imprisonment.
(d) The power under Article 72 is excercised by the President on the aid and Advice of the council of Minister.

3. Consider the following statements.

(1) The governor may with hold His assent to the bill, the bill then ends and does not become an Act.
(2) Governor can summon or proroque the state legislature but cannot dissolve the state legislative assembly.

Which of the statement given above is / are correct.

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 & 2
(d) None of above

4. Consider the following statements.

(1) Governor makes appointments, postings and promotions of the district judges is consultation with the supreme court.
(2) Governor is consulted by the President while appointing the judges of the concerned state high court.

Which of the statement given above is / are correct.

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 & 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. Consider the following statements.

(1) Governor nominates one-sixth of the member of the state legislative council from amongst persons having special knowledge.
(2) Governor can nominate one member to the state legislature assembly from the Anglo-Indian community.

Which of the statement given above is / are correct.

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 & 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 5

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 5

1. In the Olympic Games, the flags of six nations were flown on the masts in the following way

1. The flag of America was the left to Indian tricolor and to the right of the flag of France.
2. The flag of Australia was on the right of the Indian flag but was to the left of the flag of Japan which was to the left of the flag of China.

Find the two flags which are in the centre.

(a) India and Australia
(b) Japan and Australia
(c) America and India
(d) America and Australia.

2. Mr. A, Miss. B, Mr. C and Miss. D are sitting around a table and discussing their trades

I. Mr. A sits opposite to cook
II. Miss. B sits right to the barber
III. The washer man is on the left of the tailor
IV. Miss. D sits opposite to Mr. C

What are the Trades of A and B?

(a) Tailor and Barber
(b) Barber and Cook
(c) Tailor and Cook
(d) Washer man and Cook

Directon: On the information given below, answer the questions

I. P, , R, S and T are sitting in a circle facing the centre
II. R is immediate left of T
III. P is between S and T

3. Who is to the immediate left of R?

(a) P
(b) Q
(c) S
(d) T

4. Which of the following statements can be dispensed with?

(a) None
(b) 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 2 or 3 only

5. Six friends A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting in a closed circle facing the centre.

1. A is facing D
2. C is between A and B
3. F is between E and A

Who is to the immediate left of B?

(a) A
(b) C
(c) D
(d) E

Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET - 5

Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET - 5

::GENERAL STUDIES::

1. With reference to a geosynchronous satellite, consider the following statements:

(i) A geostationary satellite is a special case of geosynchronous satellite which has a geostationary orbit- an elliptical orbit directly above the Earth’s equator.
(ii) Another type of geosynchronous orbit used by satellites is the Tundra elliptical orbit
(iii) There are approximately 3000 operational geosynchronous satellites

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(b) Only (i)
(c) Only (ii)
(d) Only (ii) and (iii)

2. Which one of the following statements is not true?

(a) The range of a projectile is same if the angles of projections in two cases are 75° and 15° from the horizontal.
(b) The pendulum has maximum velocity and zero amplitude at the mean point.
(c) The waves created due to fast movement of motor boat are called shock waves.
(d) The instrument to measure pressure of liquid in a container is manometer.

3. Which of the following statements is correct?

1. Pulmonary circulation is maintained in left side of heart.
2. Systematic circulation is maintained by left side of the heart.

Which of the above statement is/are?

(a) 2 only
(b) 1 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) neither 1 nor 2

4. Consider the following statements

1. Plasma of group A has antibody b
2. Plasma of group B has antibody a.
3. Plasma of group AB has a, b antibodies.

Select the correct code

(a) 2, 3
(b) 1 & 3
(c) 1, 2
(d) All of the above

5. Consider the following statements

1. In mammals heart contains two articles & two ventricles
2. Sinus verous is present in fishes amphibian and reptiles.

Which of the above statement is/are?

(a) 1 & 2 only
(b) 1 only
(c) Only 1
(d) neither 1 nor 2

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 4

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 4

Passage 1: Instruction for question- read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. Your answers to the questions should be based on the passage only.

The Naxal dominated districts in India also hold the same distinction they not only have some of the worst human development as well as economy indicators in India but equally that the communities living there have been victims of injustice (Anayaya), as Amartya Sen would say, Some thing deeper and broader than niti & law. This has been the underlay for the armed conflict. The views of women, active in both the theoretical and practical processes of peacemaking, suggest the need to move beyond simply incorporating a ‘women’s perspective’ or claiming that their societal roles give them generic values in peace building. The argument of this paper is that it is only through building economically just and politically democratic system that enduring peace can be put on the ground, and that women’s particular experience of injustice, their reconstruction of economic reasoning, as well as their special location and experience in grass roots and community oriented wake, gives them both the intellectual and practical skills for building those peaceful spaces. In that sense Gandhi’s thought was that ‘the women of India should have as much share in wining swaraj as men. Probably in this peaceful struggle women can outride man by many a mile, is sophisticated and appropriate, for that she first posits equality of presence and then the firmness of women can outdistance men.

1. According to passage which is correct about armed conflict?

1. The affected communities have been subjected to injustice.
2. The affected communities have been brought under a broader law.

Choose the correct option using codes

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1, nor 2

2. According to passage which is correct about armed conflict?

1. The affected communities have suffered injustice despite being under the protection of law
2. The affected communities live in the least developed areas of the country.

Choose the correct option using codes

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1, nor 2

3. Choose the correct statement.

1. Women have key strengths that help build lasting peace.
2. The bedrock of enduring peace in and economically just and politically democratic system

Choose the correct option using codes

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1, nor 2

4. It can be inferred from the passage that the author.

(a) is arguing for a more active role for women in the peace building process.
(b) is arguing for the recognition of past achievements by women in the peace building process
(c) is arguing that women have a greater ability than men have in the process of peace building
(d) is arguing for the active participation of all minority groups in the peace building process.

5. Consider the following statements;

1. The Naxal dominated districts in India also have the worst human development
2. They are victims of Anaya, injustice.

Choose the correct option using codes

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1, nor 2

Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET -4

Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET -4

::GENERAL STUDIES::

1. Which of the following clearly defines the objective of the scheme “Assistance India club”?

(a) To provide economic assistance to India.
(b) To provide intensive cash package for development of SCIST
(c) Assistance for education of minorities
(d) Special help package for women and children (below age of 6 years)

2. Economic reforms intiated in 1991 comprised of the following:

(1) Stabllity programme
(2) Structural Adjustment programme
(3) Conditionally clause & imposed by the IMF and World Bank.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

3. Which of the following describes the objective of intensive Agriculture Area programme?

(a) Development of fertilisers specific to certain crops
(b) Development of intensive irrigation in infrastructure.
(c) Development of intensive area based agriculture complexes.
(d) Development of specialized crops.

4. Which of the following comprised “monetary stimulus package” by the RBI to revive the economy after the 2008 global meltdown?

(1) Reduction of CRR
(2) Reduction of Repo and Reserve Repo notes
(3) Reduction of SLR
(4) Curbs on commercial banks lending for consumer durables.

Select the correct answer from the codes below:

(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 2 and 3 only

5. Which of the following best defines the objective of command area Development programme?

(a) Making irrigational facilities available for big and small projects
(b) Making irrigational facilities available for big, medium and small projects
(c) Making irrigational facilities available for medium and small projects
(d) None of the above

Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET -3

Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET -3

::GENERAL STUDIES::

1. Consider the following statements:

1. The southern part of the India lies within the tropics.
2. The northern part of the country lies in the sub-tropical zone.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) only 1
(b) only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

2. Consider the following statements:

1. Mercury is the smallest and closest planet to the sun.
2. It is considered as Earth’s twin because of their close proximity in size, mass and density.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) Only 1
(b) only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

3. Consider the following statements:

1. Uranus orbits around the sun in a clockwise direction from east to west.
2. It is a giant planet 50 times larger than the earth.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) only 1
(b) only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. Consider the following statements:

1. The largest planet Jupiter’s surface is cold probably about –13°C.
2. It takes 29½ years to complete its orbit.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. Consider the following statements:

1. Gavity anomalies gives us information about the distribution of mass of the material in the crust of the earth.
2. Seismic activity is one of the most important sources of information about the interior of the earth.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) only 1
(b) only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET -3

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET -3

Passage 1: Instruction for question- read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. Your answers to the questions should be based on the passage only.

It needs to be clarified that environmental flows consist only of the quality of water but also represents the annual hydrogen establishing the period icing of ht flows. They represent a package of water flows and its periodicity throughout a year. Such a modified flow pattern that maintains the periodicity of flow in rivers, lakes or aquifers but changes the quality of flows by abstracting is know as mimicking of the natural flow’. Under the managed hydrological regime, while the flows would exist in a sub pristine state, a mimicking allocating would endure that the aquatic ecosystems and services provided by them are not threatened with activation but are damaged to and agreed and predetermined extent.In principle, such an arrangement of compromise often a platform of negotiated settlement of conflict over shorter economic use and long-term ecological sustainability of water systems. This will be most useful for policy making and management related to large structural interventions on water systems. Such a mechanism for conflict resolution based on environmental flows in however, in a nascent stage and needs substantial before it can help decision making in government, judiciary etc. in the absence of such a refinement and clear conceptualization decision run the risk of being premature and counterproductive.

1. The passage mentions that “ they represent a package of water flows” have ‘they’ refers to a package of water flows”. Hence ‘they’ refers to:

(a) The annual hydrograph
(b) The periodicity of water flows
(c) Environmental flows
(d) Quantity of water in rivers

2. Consider the following statements

1. Long term sustainability of ecosystem is not possible
2. Establishing the periodicity of the flows in easy

Select the correct answers using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

3. What does passage refer to the arrangement as ‘compromise’?

(a) To provide platforms for resolving conflicts related to water systems
(b) It is very useful for policy making and management
(c) It is the best alternative for negotiating the settlement of conflicts.
(d) Because the arrangement will damage aquatic ecosystem to and agreed and predetermined extend.

4. ‘Sub-pristine state’ in the passage refers to :

(a) Natural aquatic systems
(b) Polluted aquatic systems
(c) Aquatic systems controlled by humans
(d) Only partially clear water systems

5. According to the package, which should be the first step towards setting various conflicts over water resources?

1. Negotiating related short-term and long- term issues.
2. Making water systems sustainable.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER (SET-2)

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET -2

Passage 1: Instruction for question- read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. Your answers to the questions should be based on the passage only.

Human rights and environmental issues are often the this side of the same coin be it relation to water availability, energy use of climate resilience. As cities and well, rapid and urbanization illustrates the struggle faring the international community to meet the needs of humanity. Sand bags are in sufficient, resilience in required and can best be facilitated trough preparation. Such disaster preparation measures employed as early warning systems are crucial, but the international community must also come to term in the millions of people that rely on water from vanishing glaciers on the Tibetan plateau. “climate change in a crisis multiplies, according to the world food programme, which has recently signed a MoU with the world Meteorological. Organization to share information with which to predict future emergency food shortages. Interpreting weather data can strengthen emergency preparedness as less predictable precipitation leads to food security.

1. The passage contains a statements “sand bags are insufficient” Among the following statements, which is nearest in meaning to this?

(a) Stronger dams need to be constructed using new technology.
(b) Sand bags are only a way of fighting climate change , they cannot prevent climate change.
(c) Temporary measure are not enough to effectively address long-term problems
(d) Both a and c

2. Which of the following statements best reflects the writer’s opinion on disaster preparation?

1. Human rights need to be given more attention than environmental issues.
2. Climate change can impact food security in true affecting million of people.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

3. Which one of the following statements conveys the key message of the passage?

(a) Forecasting future emergency food shortages can help countries face up to climate change.
(b) Measures taken to address climate change can also have implications for general will-being.
(c) Disaster prevention measures should not ignore human rights issue
(d) Rapid urbanization can lead to food shortages.

4. According to the passage world food programme signed a MoU with

(a) WMO
(b) TMF
(c) WTO
(d) UN

5. Consider the following statements.

1. Human rights and environmental issues are often the flip side of save coin.
2. Resilience is required for the environmental issues.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET -2

::GENERAL STUDIES::

1. 'Mitra Mela' was later on renamed as

(a) Anushilan samiti
(b) Abhinava Bhart Samiti
(c) Jugantar
(d) Nibandhamala

2. In the context of Non-cooperation Movement under whose chairmanship was the All India college student's conference held at Nagpur in December 1920 ?

(a) B.C. Pal
(b) C.R. Das
(c) Lala Lajpat Rai
(d) Pandit Motilal Nehru

3. What is the correct chronological order of the Buddhist councils held at the under mentioned four places ?

(a) Vaishali, Rajgriha, Kundalvan, Pataliputra
(b) Rajgriha, Vaishali, Pataliputra, Kundalvan
(c) Pataliputra, Kundalvan, Vaishli, Rajgriha
(d) Rajgriha, Pataliputra, Kundalvan, Vaishli

4. Who was the first to sign the subsidiary Alliance in India ?

(a) Peshwa
(b) Nawab of Awadh
(c) Nizam of Hyderabad
(d) Ruler of Tanjore

5. Which one was the most serious political blunder of Dalhousie ?

(a) Prohibiting adoption
(b) Beginning of Railways
(c) Attempt to capture Burma
(d) Take over of Awadh

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Passage 1: Instruction for question- read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. Your answers to the questions should be based on the passage only.

The real clients for any national government tourism policy initiatives are all those who comprise the regional and local communities across India. Tourists and the tourism industry are simply the actors.The tourism industry is very good at spreading the mantra the tourism will bring major economic benefits. But how often so those benefits flow back to the travel company, the hotel chain or the tourism operator who might be based overseas? What good are thousands, even millions, of tourists to the national economy of mostly of what they spend goes elsewhere? The most country or region for and international event, must provide and maintain airports, ports, roads and public amenities, sustain national and cultural heritage sites, provide water and sewerage infrastructure for the increased traffic, but few international visitors rarely stay long in most of the places they visit. Few in the local community can identify what benefits are actually captured from the tourist traffic.The critical issue for tourism policy development in India is for the local economy to retain as mush tourism revenue as possible.

1. Consider the following statements:

1. The tourism industry is very good at spreading the mantra the tourism will bring major socio-cultural benefits
2. Tourism industry and tourists are simply the actors of economic development.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

2. What does the author imply by the question. But how often do those benefits flow back to the travel company, the hotel chain or the tourism operator who might be based overseas?

1. It in important do understand whatever the economic benefits from tourism benefits the national economy or not
2. It is important to understand whatever the tourism industry in sustainable or not

Select the correct answers using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

3. Consider the following statements

1. For countries hosting international events, people in local communities mostly do not benefit for the tourist traffic.
2. In the case of international events, the improved infrastructure does not benefit local communities in the host country.

Select the correct answers using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. The real problem for the host country to provide and maintain airports, ports, roads as public amenities etc. is , because

(a) Foreign tourist do not pay adequate fees.
(b) Foreign visitors rarely stay long of the places.
(c) Foreign visitor often stay long of the places they visit.
(d) Concern government and department are responsible

5. The critical issue for tourism policy development is India in for local economy to;

(a) To retain much tourism economy
(b) To retain cultural heritage.
(c) To retain much economic policy
(d) To retain as much tourism economy revenue as possible

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Model Questions for UPSC PRE GS PAPER SET -1

::GENERAL STUDIES::



Direction : The following question consists of two statements; one labelled as the ‘Assertion (A)’ and the other as ‘Reason (R)’ You are to examine these statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the codes given below:

Code:

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

1. Consider the following Mughal nobles:

1. Afzal Khan
2. Mahabat Khan
3. Ali Mardan Khan
4. Asaf Khan

What is the correct chronological sequence of the above nobles ?

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

2. Who among the following played an important role in signing at the Gandhi Irwin Pact ?

1. Motilal Nehru
2. Tej Bahadur sapru
3. Madan Mohan Malaviya
4. M.R. Jayakar
5. C.Y. Chintamani

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 4
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 4 and 5

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3. Which one of the following statements is not true in relation to Annie Besant ?

(a) She was an Irish Lady
(b) She was actively connected with the theosophical society.
(c) She was connected with the Home-Rule Movement.
(d) She was the founder of a womens university.

4. Which comment among the following is not true in relation to the politics at the Muslim League after the provincial legislative Assembly elections of-1937 ?

(A) Muslim league was inclined to form coalition ministries with Indian National congress
(B) Jinnah criticised the congress as 'drunk with power'
(C) Muslim league got a Report prepared about illtratement of the Mulslims in congress government provinces.
(D) Muslim league ministries of Bengal, Sindh and N.W.F.P. resigned

5. Consider the following:

1. The Amrita Bazar Patrika was started in 1868.
2. Aruna Asaf Ali was the founder of the congress women volunteers corps.
3. Bina Das fired at the Governor while reciving her degree at the convocation.
4. Latika Ghose took part in the chittgong armoury raid. which of the statements given above are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 4
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 2 and 4 only

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Exam Name: CAPF (AC)

Year: 2011

Subject: Essay, Precis Writing & Comprehension

Q1. Write an essay on any ONE of the four topics given below, in about 800 words :-

(a) Do. the modern means of Telecommunication and Internet pose a threat to our culture and Society ?
(b) Can laws alone fight corruption ?
(c) Women empowerment and national development.
(d) Security imperatives for India in the emerging geo-political environment.

Q2. Attempt a precis of each of the following passages in your own words, reducing it to about a third of its present length and assigning a short appropriate title. The precis must be written only on the special precis sheets provided :

(a) Nations are built by the imagination and untiring enthusiastic efforts of generations. One generation transfers the fruits of its toil to another which then takes forward the mission. As the coming generation also has its, dreams and aspirations for the nation's future, it therefore adds something from its side to the national vision which the next generation strives hard to achieve. This process goes on and the nation climbs steps of glory and gains higher strength. Any organisation, society, or even a nation without a vision is like a ship cruising on the high seas without any aim or direction. It is the clarity of national vision which constantly drives the people towards the goal.

Our last generation, the glorious generation of freedom fighters led by Mahatma Gandhi and many others, set for the nation a vision of free India. This was the first vision, set by the people for the nation: It, therefore, went deep into the minds and hearts of the masses and soon became the great inspiring and driving force for the people to collectively plunge into the struggle for freedom movement. The unified dedicated efforts of the people from every walk of life won freedom for the country. The next generation has put India strongly on the path of economic, agricultural and technological development. But India has stood too long in the line of developing nations. Let us, collectively, set the second national vision of Developed India. It means the major transformation of our national economy to make it one of the largest economies in the world; where the countrymen live well above the poverty line, their education and health is of a high standard, national security is reasonably assured, and the core competence in certain major areas gets enhanced significantly so that the production of quality goods, including export, rises and brings all-round prosperity for the countrymen.

(b) We all know what we mean by a 'good' man. The ideally good man does not drink or smoke, avoids bad language, converses in the presence of men only exactly as he would if there were ladies present, attends church regularly, and holds the correct opinions on all subjects. He has a wholesome horror of wrong doing, and realises that it is our painful duty to castigate Sin. He has a still greater horror of wrong thinking, and considers it the business of the authorities to safeguard the young against those who question the wisdom of the views generally accepted by middle-aged successful citizens. Apart from his professional duties, he spends much time in good works : he may encourage patriotism and military training; he may promote industry, sobriety and virtue among wageearners and their children by seeing to it that failures in these respects receive due punishment. Above all, his ‘morals’, in the narrow sense, must be irreproachable. It may be doubted whether a 'good' man, in the above sense, does, on the average, any more good than a 'bad man. I mean by a 'bad' man the contrary of what we have been describing. A “bad' man is one who is known to smoke and to drink occasionally, and even to say a bad word when someone treads on his toe. His conversation is not always such as could be printed, and he sometimes spends fine Sundays oụt-of-doors instead of at church. Some of his opinions are subversive; for instance, he may think that if you desire peace you should prepare for peace, not for war. Towards wrong doing he takes a scientific attitude, such as he would take towards his motor-car if it misbehaved; he argues that sermons and prison will no more cure vice than men a broken tyre. In the matter of wrong thinking he is even more perverse. He maintains that what is called "wrong thinking' is simply thinking, and what is called “right thinking' is repeating words like a parrot.

Q3. Study the following passages and answer the questions that follow each passage :

(a) The work which Gandhiji had taken in hand was not only the achievement of political freedom but establishment of a social order based on truth and non-violence, unity and peace, equality and universal brotherhood, and maximum freedom for all. The unfinished part of his experiment was perhaps even more difficult to achieve than the achievement of freedom. In the political struggle the fight was against a foreign power and all could or did either join in it or at least wish it success and give to it their moral support. In establishing the social order of his pattern, there was a lively possibility of a conflict arising between groups and classes of our own people. Experience shows that man values his possessions because here he sees the means of perpetuation and survival through his descendants even after his body is reduced to ashes. That new order cannot be established without radically changing men's mind and attitude towards property and at some stage or other the haves have to yield place to the havenots. We have seen in our time attempts to achieve a kind of egalitarian society. But this was done by and large by the use of physical force. In the result, it is difficult to say that the instinct to possess has been rooted out or that it will not reappear in an even worse form under a different face. It may even be that like gas kept confined within metallic containers under great pressure, or water held behind a big dam, that breaks the barrier, reaction will one day sweep back with violence equal in extent and intensity to what was used to establish and maintain the outward egalitarian form. This enforced egalitarianism contains in its bosom the seed of its own destruction. The root cause of class-conflict is possessiveness or the acquisitive instinct. So long as the ideal that is held up to be achieved is one of securing the maximum of material satisfaction, possessiveness is neither suppressed nor eliminated but grows by what it feeds upon. Nor does it cease to be such – it is possessiveness still whether it is confined to a few only or is bared by many. If egalitarianism is to endure, it has to be based not on the possession of the maximum of material goods whether by few or by all but on voluntary, enlightened renunciation - denying oneself what cannot be shared by others or can be enjoyed only at the expense of others. This calls for substitution of spiritual values for purely material ones. Mahatma Gandhi showed us how the acquisitive instinct inherent in man could be transmuted by the adoption of the ideal of trusteeship by those who have for the benefit of all those who have not so that instead of leading to exploitation and conflict it would become a means and incentive to the amelioration and progress of society.

(i) What, according to the author was the unfinished part of Gandhiji's experiment ?
(ii) Why is a change in men's attitude to property necessary for establishing a new social order ?

(iii) Why does the author say that enforced egalitarianism contains the seeds of its own destruction ?
(iv) How can the acquisitive instinct of man be made a tool for social progress?

(b). The happy man is the man who lives objectively, who has free affections and wide interests, who secures his happiness through these interests and affections and through the fact that they, in turn, make him an object of interest and affection to many others. To be a recipient of affection is a potent cause of happiness, but the man who demands affection is not the man upon whom it is bestowed. The man who receives affection is, speaking broadly, the man who gives it. But it is useless to attempt to give it as a calculation, in the way in which one might lend money at interest, for a calculated affection is not genuine and is not felt to be so by the recipient. What then can a man do who is unhappy because he is encased in self ? So long as he continues to think about the causes of his unhappiness, he continues to be self-centred and therefore does not get outside the vicious circle, if he is to get outside it, it must be by genuine interests, not by simulated interests adopted merely as a medicine. Although this difficulty is real, there is nevertheless much that he can do if he has rightly diagnosed his trouble. If, for example, his trouble is due to a sense of sin, conscious or unconscious, he can first persuade his conscious mind that he has no reason to feel sinful, and then proceed to plant this rational conviction in his unconscious mind, concerning himseif meanwhile with some more or less neutral activity. If he succeeds in dispelling the sense of sin, it is possible that genuine objective interests will arise spontaneously. If his trouble is self-pity, he can deal with it in the same manner after first persuading himself that there is nothing extraordinarily unfortunate in his circumstances.

If fear is his trouble, let him practise exercises designed to give courage. Courage has been recognised from time immemorial as an important virtue, and a great part of the training of boys and young men has been devoted, to producing a type of character capable of fearlessness in battle. But moral courage and intellectual courage have been much less studied; they also, however, have their technique. Admit to yourself every day at least one painful truth, you will find it quite useful. Teach yourself to feel that life will still be worth living even if you were not, as of course you are, immeasurably superior to all your friends in virtue and intelligence. Exercises of this sort prolonged through several years, will at last enable you to admit facts without flinching and will, in so doing, free you from the empire of fear over a very large field.

(i) What kind of affection can be a potent cause of happiness
(ii) How can a 'self-encased' person get out of his sense of unhappiness ?
(iii) How can a person overcome his feeling of self-pity and fear ?
(iv) Explain the various kinds of courage mentioned by the author.

Q4. (A) Develop counter-arguments to the following statements in about 75 words each :

(a) Freedom of expression is an absolute right.
(b) Old is gold.

(B) (i) Fill in the blanks with suitable articles :

(a) We need_ lot of food.
(b) Did you hear_latest gossip ?
(c) He is _M.A. in English.
(d) He finished his assignment in less than_hour.
(e) The workers formed_union.

(ii) Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions :

(a) Try to cut it a sharp knife_
(b) He was accused_theft.
(c) She threw the ball_me.
(d) He is suffering_La chronic disease.
(e) I congratulated her_her wedding

(iii) Use the following phrases in sentences of your own so as to bring out their correct meaning :

(a) fall out
(b) get off
(c) hold back
(d) make out
(e) deal in.

(iv) Correct the following sentences :-

(a) He suggested me to read this book.
(b) My friend has just return back from London.
(c) Their lives are in a danger.
(d) She is one of the best athelete in our country.
(e) There is a boy here says he knows you.

(C) Write a report in about 250 words on ONE of the following :

(a) Damage caused to life and property because of recent floods.
(b) Implementation of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in your district.

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Exam Name: CAPF (AC)

Year: 2011

Subject: General Ability & Intelligence

1. Directions (Q. Nos. 1-5) The following items consist of two statements I and II. You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items sing the codes given below.

(a) Both the statements are individually true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I
(b) Both the statements are individually true but Statement II is not the correct explanation of Statement I
(c) Statement I is true but Statement II is false
(d) Statement I is false but Statement II is true

1. Statement I The US Army built the historic Stilwell Road in 1943 running from Ledo in Asom to the China-Burma Road.
Statement II The objective was to form a link with the Bengal-Assam Railway and carry support for the US and the UK warfare against Japan.

2. Statement I The recent national election results in India are indicative of a transition towards a new region based multi-party coalition system.
Statement II The intensification of competitive polities has changed the party system in India from being a rivalry between national parties into one between alliances and coalition of national and state parties.

3. Statement I In forensic investigations, DNA fingerprinting tests are carried out.
Statement II In DNA fingerprinting technique, DNA is isolated and subjected to Northern Blotting.

4. Statement I The Earth is shaped more like a tangerine.
Statement II The Earth spins faster at the Poles.

5. Statement I India used the Minimum Credible Deterrent argument to develop its nuclear weapon system arguing that it had such a threat from China. Pakistan in turn used the same argument against India when it developed its own nuclear weapons.
Statement II The Minimum Credible Deterrence refers to a notion according to which nuclear weapons become necessary for a country when it has a clear nuclear threat.

6. Which one among the following statements relating to a cyclone is not correct?

(a) It is a wind circulation system with a low pressure at the centre
(b) It brings about sudden change in weather condition in an area
(c) Wind movement towards the low pressure centre of a cyclone is clockwise in the northern hemisphere
(d) It is known as hurricane in West Indies

7. Which one among the following forces in most powerful in determining movement of wind including its velocity?

(a) Gravitational force
(b) Centrifugal force
(c) Frictional force
(d) Pressure gradient force

8. Which of the following statements relating to the planet Venus is/are correct?

1. It is the nearest planet from the Sun.
2. It is only slightly smaller than the Earth.
3. It has no atmosphere.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

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

9. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists

List I
(River)

A. Godavari
B. Krishna
C. Yamuna
D. Ganga

List II
(Tributary)

1. Son
2. Chambal
3. Bhima
4. Manjira

Code

A B C D

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

10. Which of the following statements regarding United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is/are correct?

1. The theme for the year 2011 is 'Forest: Nature at Your Service'.
2. It underscores link between quality of life and health and forest ecosystem.
3. India is declared as a global host of World Environment Day 2011.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

11. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists

List I
(Prominent American Indian)

A. Piyush 'Bobby' Jindal
B. Manoj Night Shyamalan
C. Siddhartha Mukherjee
D. Fareed Zakaria

List II
(Field of Activity)

1. Media
2. Author
3. Film Maker
4. Administration

Code

A B C D

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

12. Which one among the following statements regarding SAARC is correct?

(a) Myanmar is a member of SAARC
(b) Headquarters of SAARC is located in Dhaka
(c) The first SAARC award was posthumously conferred upon late President Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh
(d) The present Secretary General of SAARC is from India.

13. Which of the following statements regarding Chipko Movement is/are correct?

1. Chipko Movement took place in the early 1970s against the introduction of commercial forestry.
2. Chipko refers to a single movement and nor a collective of several movements.
3. Chipko did not begin as a movement for conservation but primarily as an economic struggle, the root of which lay in rural and peasant protests.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 3
(c) Only 2
(d) 1 and 2

14. Which one among the following wars was ended by the Treaty of Madras?

(a) First Carnatic War
(b) Second Carnatic War
(c) First Mysore War
(d) Second Mysore War

15. The Harappan civilization covered an extensive area of present South Asia. The geographic space covered by this civilization included

(a) Kashmir, Punjab, Sindh and Northeastern frontier
(b) Punjab, Sindh, Northeastern frontier and Kashmir
(c) Punjab, Sindh and a part of Northwestern frontier
(d) Punjab, Sindh, a part of Northwestern frontier,Kathiawar and a part of Ganga-Yamuna Doab

16. Sarhul is a festival celebrated during spring by the

(a) Dimasas
(b) Santhals
(c) Khasis
(d) Jarawas

17. Right to Information is

(a) fundamental right
(b) legal right
(c) neither fundamental right nor legal right
(d) both fundamental right as well as legal right

18. While a proclamation of Emergency is in operation, the duration of the Lok Sabha can be extended by not exceeding

(a) three months
(b) nine months
(c) one year at a time
(d) two years at a time

19. Which one among the following statements holds good in respect of the Rajya Sabha?

(a) One-third of its members retire after every three years
(b) Two-thirds of its members retire after every three years
(c) Two-thirds of its members retire after every two years
(d) One-third of its members retire after every two years

20. Which of the following statements regarding the Fundamental Duties as contained in the Constitution of India is/are correct?

1. They can be enforced through writ jurisdiction.
2. They have formed a part of the Constitution since its adoption.
3. They are applicable only to citizens of India.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

21. Which one among the following companies did India shortlist for purchasing the Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA)?

(a) US Lockheed Martin's F-16 Super Viper
(b) Russian United Aircraft MIG-35
(c) France Dassault Rafale
(d) US Boeing F/A 18 Super Hornet

22. Heavy water is so called because it

(a) contains a number of salts as in sea water
(b) is the mercury contaminated water
(c) is saline water used in hospitals
(d) contains the heavier isotope of hydrogen in water

23. Which one among the following statements is correct?

(a) Melting of ice and burning of candle represent the same kind of chemical change
(b) Melting of ice is a physical change and burning of candle is a chemical change
(c) Melting of ice is a chemical change and burning of candle is a physical change
(d) Melting of ice and burning of candle represent the same kind of physical change

24. Steam at 100°C is more effective in heating than water at the same temperature because

(a) steam is in the gaseous state and water is in the liquid state
(b) steam has an additional heat known as 'latent heat of vaporization'
(c) water has hydrogen bonds but steam does not
(d) transfer of heat from steam is easier than water

25. The first large research reactor of India that uses U-233 as fuel is

(a) ZERL1NA
(b) PURNIMA
(c) DHRUVA
(d) KAMINI

Directions (Q.Nos. 26-30) These questions are based on the information given below.

In a class of 84 students, boys and girls are in the ratio 5 : 7. Among the girls 7 can speak Hindi and English. 50% of the total students can speak only Hindi. The ratio of the number of students speaking only Hindi to that speaking only English is 21 : 16. The ratio of the number of boys speaking English only to that of girls speaking English only is 3 : 5.

26. What is the number of boys who speak both the languages?

(a) 4
(b) 5
(c) 3
(d) 2

27. What is the number of girls who speak English only?

(a) 10
(b) 12
(c) 20
(d) 22

28. What is the ratio of number of boys who speak Hindi only to that of girls who speak Hindi only?

(a) 10: 11
(b) 11:10
(c) 2 : 5
(d) 3 : 5

29. How many girls can speak Hindi?

(a) 22
(b) 23
(c) 27
(d) 29

30. What is the ratio of the number of boys who speak English to that of girls who do so?

(a) 5 : 9
(b) 5 : 8
(c) 3 : 5
(d) 9 : 5

31. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists

List I
(Border)

A. India-Pakistan
B. India-Nepal
C. India-China
D. India-Myanmar

List II
(Guarding Forces)

1. Indo-Tibetan Police Force
2. Border Security Force
3. Sashastra Seema Bal
4. Asom Rifles

Code

A B C D

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

32. If India adopts two time zones based on 75°E meridian for western India and 90°E meridian for eastern India, which one among the following states of eastern India will be benefited most?

(a) Manipur
(b) Paschim Banga
(c) Asom
(d) Bihar

33. Arrange the following hills of southern India from North to South?

(a) Nilgiri
(b) Cardamom
(c) Nallamala
(d) Anaimalai

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

34. Which one among the following local winds is not characteristically hot and dry?

(a) Sirocco
(b) Mistral
(c) Khamsin
(d) Chinook

35. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists

List I

A. Iron oxide
B. Varnish
C. Enamel paint
D. Emulsion paint

List II

1. Glossy finish on wood and steel
2. Colourless shining protective coating on wood
3. Exterior and interior brick walls
4. Preparatory coating on steel

Code

A B C D

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

36. Which one among the following places is not covered by the Golden Chariot, the luxury train designed to visit the historical places of South India?

(a) Hyderabad
(b) Bengaluru
(c) Goa
(d) Mysore

37. Who among the following was not a non-government representative in the Lokpal Bill Drafting Committee, 2011?

(a) Kiran Bedi
(b) Arvind Kejriwal
(c) Prashant Bhushan
(d) Shanti Bhushan

38. Why is Nagpur promoted as the tiger capital of the world?

1. Nagpur is the major store house of tigers as the districts adjacent to Nagpur have many tiger reserves and sanctuaries.
2. Nagpur has infrastructure that can support a large tourist industry,

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(c) Neither 1 nor 2

39. Consider the following statements about the post-cold war directional changes in Indian foreign policy

1. By the mid 1990s, Indian foreign policy submitted itself to a process of adaptive learning to boost its status and influence in the global pecking order.
2. Indian foreign policy has shifted from an overemphasis on idealism during the cold war era to pragmatic realism in the post-cold war era.
3. Indian foreign policy is geared to established tangible economic and security partnership with major regions and countries of the world.

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

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

40. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists

List I
(Festival)

A. Nongkrem
B. Chapchar Kut
C. Kherai Puja
D. Ali-Ai-Ligang

List II
(Community/ Ethnic Group)

1. Khasi
2. Mising
3. Bodo
4. Mizo

Code

A B C D

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

41. The following sentences describe one of the sites of the Harappan civilization

"The settlement is divided into two sections, one smaller but higher and the other much larger but lower. Archaeologists designate these as the citadel and the lower town respectively. Both were walled. Several buildings were built on platforms, which served as foundations."

Which of the following sites does it refer to?

(a) Harappa
(b) Mohenjodaro
(c) Lothal
(d) Kalibangan

42. Which one among the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Power of the Parliament: Creating a new state
(b) Power of state legislature : Altering the name of the state
(c) Equality before law : Guaranteed to both Indian citizens and non-citizens
(d) Equality of opportunity : Guaranteed to only Indian citizens

43. Which of the following statements regarding Regional Rural Banks (RRB) in India is/are correct?

1. The basic aim of setting up the RRBs is to develop rural economy.
2. The area of RRBs is limited to a specific region comprising one or more districts.
3. RRBs are sponsored by Commercial Banks.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

44. Which one among the following is not an institution of Indian Money Market?

(a) Reserve Bank of India
(b) Bill Brokers
(c) Merchant Bankers
(d) Non-Banking Financial Intermediaries

45. The Naxalites have attacked a town in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh killing 12 security personnel. When the paramilitary forces responded by giving chase to the Naxalites, they retreated to a village and are now taking shelter in the village huts by making the tribals there human shields against the paramilitary forces. Which amongst the following statements is the best response by the paramilitary forces in this situation?

(a) The paramilitary forces should open fire on the village as it is hiding the Naxalites
(b) The paramilitary forces should surround the village and offer to negotiate peacefully to avoid civilian casualties by offering a surrender policy
(c) The paramilitary forces should utilize air power to target the Naxalites from the air
(d) The paramilitary forces should surround the village and then send in 'special police officers' to attack the Naxalites

46. At the time of short-circuit, the current in the circuit

(a) reduces substantially
(b) does not change
(c) increases heavily
(d) varies continuously

47. Transformers are used in between the electric power stations and homes or factories in order to

(a) minimize the power loss in transmission cables
(b) minimize the voltage drop in transmission cables
(c) minimize the current drop in the transmission cables
(d) provide constant voltage at the user end

48. An elderly person while trying to read a book at about 25 cm from the eyes finds the image appears blurred because of the decreasing effectiveness of the ciliary muscles and the loss of flexibility of the lens. This defect of the eyes is called

(a) myopia
(b) astigmatism
(c) hypermetropia
(d) presbyopia

49. The acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Earth is maximum and it

(a) increases as we go up
(b) decreases as we go up or down
(c) increases as we go down
(d) neither increases nor decreases as we go up or down

50. 'Hydraulic brakes' and 'Hydraulic lift' are devices in which fluids are used for transmitting

(a) force
(b) momentum
(c) pressure
(d) power

51. Ms X goes to work by NH-2. She has a meeting at 9:30 am on a day and missing it may mean missing out a big opportunity for her. On that day all day long NH-2 will be closed for repair. From the above statements, which one among the options given below follows?

(a) Ms X will not be able to go to work on the day
(b) Ms X will not be able to reschedule the meeting to another day or another time
(c) She surely will lose a big opportunity for her
(d) None of the above

52. The statement 'Everyone has a father, but not every father has a son 1 implies that

(a) every father has at least one son
(b) not every parent is a male
(c) some parents have daughters
(d) no father has just one son

53. Given that

1. Some dentists are Asians.
2. Some Asians are not pediatricians.

Which one among the following is not implied?

(a) Some people are not pediatricians
(b) No pediatricians are Asians
(c) Some Asians are dentists
(d) There may be dentists who are not Asians

54. If we know that 'some utensils are not microwave-safe' is true, it follows that

(a) 'some utensils are microwave-safe' may be also true
(b) 'no utensils are microwave-safe' must be true
(c) 'no utensils are microwave-safe' must be false
(d) 'if anything is a utensil, it must be micro wave-safe' must be true

55. Arrange the following Indian states in descending order of population density as per the Census of India 2011

1. Uttar Pradesh
2. Kerala
3. Bihar
4. Paschim Banga

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

56. In which stage of 'demographic transition is India at present?

(a) High birth rate and high death rate
(b) High birth rate and low death rate
(c) High birth rate and falling death rate
(d) Low birth rate and low death rate

57. ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations) Regional Block consists of a number of countries. Which one of the following groups of countries is a part of this block?

(a) India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand,Myanmar
(b) Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
(c) Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia,Philippines, China
(d) Indonesia, Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal, China,Myanmar

58. Which one among the following is not a plantation crop?

(a) Coffee
(b) Sugarcane
(c) Wheat
(d) Rubber

59. In 2010, at the Lisbon Summit, NATO signed a "Declaration on Enduring Partnership" for future enhanced cooperation with regard to capacity building and security sector reform. With whom did NATO sign this declaration?

(a) Pakistan
(b) Turkey
(c) Serbia
(d) Afghanistan

60. Which one among the following brought together the thinkers, editors, business and cultural groups and political leaders of India and Pakistan to bridge the divide between the nations?

(a) Aman Biradari
(b) Aman Ki Ore
(c) Aman Ke Raste
(d) Aman Ki Asha

61. Which of the following countries won the gold medal in Cricket in the Asian Games, 2010?

(a) Sri Lanka
(b) Pakistan
(c) Bangladesh
(d) India

62. Which of the following is the objective of the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill 2010 passed by the Lok Sabha in March 2011?

(a) To allow IITs to launch courses in non-engineering disciplines like Medicine and Economics.
(a) To provide IITs autonomy in administration and faculty appointments
(c) To allow IITs to set up campuses overseas
(d) To provide IIT status to eight new institutions

63. The Economic Survey 2010-2011 has suggested the creation of a National Forest Land Bank to

(a) settle disputes between agitating farmers and POSCO in Odisha
(b) resolve differences between nodal ministries like Coal and Power and the Ministry of Environment
(c) meet the UP farmers demand for higher compensation
(d) provide relief to the farmers of Vidarbha in Maharashtra

64. India has identified ten new hydro power projects for development to achieve the target of import of 10000 MW of hydropower from a neighbouring country by 2020.

Which is that country?

(a) Bhutan
(b) Nepal
(c) Sri Lanka
(d) Bangladesh

65. Certain measures of Dalhousie created serious discontent in India which were also responsible for the revolt of 1857. Which of the following measures was not one of them?

(a) Doctrine of Lapse
(b) Introduction of Railways and Telegraph
(c) Abolition of titles and pensions of several rulers
(d) Educational reforms

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केन्द्रीय सशस्त्र पुलिस बल (सहायक कमांडेंट) के लिये स्टडी किट (CAPF-HINDI)

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(Download) CAPF (AC) Exam, 2012 Paper - "General Studies, Essay & Comprehension"


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Exam Name: CAPF (AC)

Year: 2012

Subject: General Studies, Essay & Comprehension

1. Write an essay on any ONE of the four topics given below in about 800 words : 80

(A) Emergence of regional parties and its effect on the federal structure of India.
(B) Population stabilization—India's critical need.
(C) Migration from neighbouring countries to India and its socio-economic impact.
(D) The role of technology in coping with challenges to internal security.

2. Attempt a précis of each of the following passages in your own words, reducing it to about a third of its present length and assigning a short appropriate title. The précis must be written only on the special precis sheet(s) provided :

(A) The financial expert's office was under a banyan tree : his office furniture an old tin box. From the first pages of Mr Narayan's novel The Financial Expert we are back in the town of Malgudi with which for nearly twenty years we have been as familiar as with our own birthplace. We know, like the streets of childhood, Market Road, the snuff stalls, the vendors of toothpaste, Lawley Extension with its superior villas, the Regal Haircutting Saloon, the river, the railway. We expect at any moment to see the Bachelor of Arts waving a long farewell to a friend from the platform, small Swami wrapped in his adventurous dreams coming down Market Road, Mr Sampath at the door of his dubious film studio. It is through their friendly offices that we have been able to meet these new—and rather doubtful—characters : Margayya, the financial expert himself, who graduates from the banyan tree to publishing, and back to more elaborate and more crooked banking (but how innocent is all his crookedness); Dr. Pal, 'journalist, correspondent and author'; and Margayya's son Balu whose progress from charming childhood to spoilt frustrated manhood is perhaps the saddest episode Mr Narayan has written.

All Mr Narayan's comedies have had this undertone of sadness. Their gentle irony and absence of condemnation remind us how difficult comedy is in the West today— arce, savage, boisterous, satirical, is easy, but comedy needs a strong framework of social convention with which the author sympathizes but which he does not share. Miss Compton-Burnett is forced to place her stories in the Edwardian or Victorian past; Mr Henry Green substitutes elaborate conventions of his own for our social vacancies, so that his characters move in the kind of dance we learnt at kindergarten—'one step forward, one step to the right, twirl on the right toe'. But the life of Malgudi—never ruffled by politics—proceeds in exactly the same way as it has done for centuries, and the juxtaposition of the age-old convention and the modern character provides much of the comedy. The astrologer is still called in to examine the horoscopes for a marriage, but now if you pay him enough he will fix them the way you want : the financial expert sits under his banyan tree opposite the new Central Co-operative Land Mortgage Bank. To push away a tumbler of milk is to insult a goddess; the caste of a great-grandfather is still of great importance, Margayya, astute about mortgages, consumed by the modern desire for wealth and motorcars, yet consults the priest of the Goddess Lakshmi and finds himself seeking a red lotus to pound up in the milk drawn from a smoke-coloured cow (the forty days of prayer have results : he becomes the owner of a pornographic manuscript called first Bed Life or the Science of Marital Happiness but afterwards, through the caution of the printer, Domestic Harmony). Margayya—the sad ambitious absurd financial expert—is perhaps the most engaging of all Mr Narayan's characters. In his ambitions for his boy, his huge dreams, his unintended villainies and his small vanities, his domestic tenderness, he has the hidden poetry and the unrecognized pathos we so often find in Chekov's characters who on the last page vanish into life.

(B) In the last decades of the twentieth century, the end of the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the transitions to democracy  in scores of  countries, plus the significant expansion of international trade, investment, transportation, and communication, usually labeled globalization, profoundly changed America's external environment and had at least three major consequences for American identity. First, the collapse of the Soviet Union and of communism left America not only with no enemy, but also for the first time in its history without any clear "other" against which to define itself. For over two centuries the liberal, democratic principles of the American Creed had been a core component of American identity. American and European observers had often referred to this creedal component as the essence of "American exceptionalism." Now, however, exceptionalism was becoming universalism, as democracy became more and more accepted  around the world, at least in theory, as the only legitimate form of government. No other secular ideology existed to challenge democracy as fascism and communism had in the twentieth century.

Second, the extensive international involvements of American business, academic, professional, media, nonprofit, and political elites lowered the salience of national identity for those elites, who now increasingly defined themselves, their interests, and their identities in terms of transnational and global institutions, networks, and causes. As we have seen, some American elites tended to attribute greater salience to subnational identities than did the American public. Many of these same elites also assigned greater salience to transnational identities than did the public, which remained highly nationalistic.

Third, the decline in the relevance of ideology increased the importance of culture as a source of identity. The collective counterpart to the growing number of individuals with dual identities, dual loyalties, and dual citizenships was the growing number and importance of diasporas. Diasporas are cultural communities cutting across the boundaries of two or more states, one of which is viewed as the homeland country of that community. Immigrant ethnic groups promoting their interests within American society have been a reality since the mid-nineteenth century. Immigrants now, however, can much more easily maintain ties, interactions, and communications with people in their origin country and thus see themselves as members of a diaspora. In addition, homeland governments now view their diasporas as key sources of financial and other support and as sources of influence on host country  governments. Hence they promote the expansion, mobilization, and institutionalization of their diasporas. The absence of an other until 2001, the spread of democracy, the denationalization of elites, and the rise of diasporas all blur the distinction between national and transnational identities.

3. Study the following passages and answer the questions that follow each passage :

(A) The power of the State is only limited internally by the fear of rebellion and externally by the fear of defeat in war. Subject to these restrictions, it is absolute. In practice, it can seize men's property through taxation, determine the law of marriage and inheritance, punish the expression of opinions which it dislikes, put men to death for wishing the region they inhabit to belong to a different State, and order all able-bodied males to risk their lives in battle whenever it considers war desirable. On many matters disagreement with the purposes and opinions of the State is criminal. Probably the freest States in the world, before the war, were America and England; yet in America no immigrant may land until he has professed disbelief  in anarchism and polygamy, while in England men were sent to prison in recent years for expressing disagreement with the Christian religion or agreement with the teaching of Christ. In time of war, all criticism of the external policy of the State is criminal.

Certain objects having appeared desirable to the majority, or to the effective holders of power, those who do not consider these objects desirable are exposed to pains and penalties not unlike those suffered by heretics in the past. The extent of the tyranny thus exercised is concealed by its very success : few men consider it worth while to incur a persecution which is almost certain to be thorough and effective.

Universal military service is perhaps the extreme example of the power of the State, and the supreme illustration of the difference between its attitude to its own citizens and its attitude to the citizens of other States. The State punishes, with impartial rigour, both those who kill their compatriots and those who refuse to kill foreigners. On the whole, the latter is considered the graver crime. The phenomenon of war is familiar, and men fail to realize its strangeness; to those who stand inside the cycle of instincts which lead to war it all seems natural and reasonable. But to those who stand outside the strangeness of it grows with familiarity. It is amazing that the vast majority of men should tolerate a system which compels them to submit to all the horrors of the battlefield at any moment when their Government commands them to do so.

A French artist, indifferent to politics, attentive only to his painting, suddenly finds himself called upon to shoot Germans, who, his friends assure him, are a disgrace to the human race. A German musician, equally unknowing, is called upon to shoot the perfidious Frenchman. Why cannot the two men declare a mutual neutrality ? Why not leave war to those who like it and bring it on ? Yet if the two men declared a mutual neutrality they would be shot by their compatriots. To avoid this fate they try to shoot each other. If the world loses the artist, not the musician, Germany rejoices; if the world loses the musician, not the artist, France rejoices. No one remembers the loss to civilization, which is equal whichever is killed.

(i) What does the author mean when he saysthat the power of the State is absolute, subject to certain restrictions ?
(ii) What examples of America and England does the author cite to indicate the power of the State ?
(iii) Explain the term 'graver crime' used in the second paragraph.
(iv) What are the citizens supposed to do when their government asks them to participate in war ?
(v) Explain the term 'mutual neutrality' used in the second paragraph.

(B) It is several years now since we reached the reduction ad absurdum of our examination system.

The leakage of question papers and the consequent postponement of examinations, are the least disturbing of the reports in this regard that the newspapers publish. At Fatehgarh, some time ago, the superintendent and ten invigilators at an examination withdrew from their duties in protest against 'inadequate security arrangements.' Earlier, a mixed crowd of students and outsiders had invaded the examination centre on the very first day of the examination, and adopted a threatening attitude when their attempts to pass on prepared answers to the candidates were thwarted. A day or two later a crowd climbed the roof of the examination hall and indulged in the most unspeakable acts of wretchedness. Many candidates were caught cheating. The news agency added that 'the administration appeared to be reluctant to handle the situation firmly as sons of some prominent citizens were said to be involved in these malpractices.'

Our examinations, instead of bringing out the best in students, seem to bring out the worst. Everyone is agreed that the system should be reformed. But if one may indulge in a piece of levity on so grim a theme, the situation is rather like what Oscar Wilde said about the weather, namely, that everyone complains about it and no one does anything about it.

The pace of reform is so unhurried as to be imperceptible. Meanwhile, examinations on the mass scale have at best become feats of organization by the Registrar's office, and their academic value as tests of proficiency has become negligible. The only skills that they bring out are the ingenious ways which candidates employ for cheating. In the High School and Intermediate examinations of Uttar Pradesh, about 4,000 cases of the use of 'unfair means' are detected every year. A minister of education, while deploring this, pointed out, however, that considering the four hundred thousand that take the examinations, the proportion of such cases cannot be considered large !

Reforms have no chance of success if they are based, as at present, on a wholly wrong view of the malady. The two most commonly recommended reforms, namely 'internal assessment' and 'objective tests', although they often carry the blessings of the same experts, proceed from two opposite views in regard to the validity of the old-fashioned type of examinations. Internal assessment is based on the recognition that if a teacher is good enough to teach, he is also good enough to examine his students. Objective tests, on the other hand, are intended to eliminate the chancy and subjective element in the older methods of academic evaluation. If the objective tests are really objective, it should make no difference whether their source is internal or external. In fact they eliminate the personal judgement of the teacher, and their logical evolution is towards the machine-scored tests of the Educational Testing Service at Princeton. These tests, like other examinations, are useful if we are clear in our minds as to what we are testing. An academic examination should ordinarily be expected to test the student's judgment, his powers of expression and his memory— n that order. The trouble with our present examinations is that with the passage of time, this order has been reversed, and the student's judgment is now left out of account altogether. We have now reached a stage where the annual external examination, on which so much depends, seems to the student a big gamble. The evils of a final external examination at he end of a course have been exaggerated. Since the American way of internal assessment and the piling up of credits is what finds favour with reformers today, it would perhaps be wise to have a look at what the British educator has to say about his own system.

It is wrong to suppose that we have to choose between internal assessment and external examinations. We should have both. The former will ensure that the student applies himself to his studies throughout the year, and the latter will have the advantages that Harrison talks of. It would however be a mistake to add internal assessment scores to the external; this may tempt institutions to inflate the internal scores. The Education Commission suggests giving the two separately in the student's record. To the extent that institutions establish a name for reliability, their internal grades may protect a student from mishaps in the external examination. The internal grades will also give the student greater confidence and eliminate the tensions that are partly responsible for those mishaps. As for what happens in many examination centres, from rowdyism to murder, the cure is not examination reform, but firm handling of wrongdoers. Now that the hooligans have discovered that they can get away with anything, an improvement in the reliability of examinations will not induce them to desist. Education had better conserve its energies for matters purely educational, leaving it to the law to deal with crime.

(i) What is the significance of Oscar Wilde's complaint about the weather ?
(ii) What are the advantages recognized in the Internal assessment and Objective test respectively ?
(iii) What is the order of priority ordinarily expected of an academic examination to test the students ?
(iv) What is the cure, recommended in the passage, other than the examination reforms ?
(v) (a) Specify the words from the passage meaning : condemning, distorted
(b) Use the following words/phrases in your own sentences : imperceptible, get away with

4. (A) Develop counter-arguments to the following statements in about 75 words each :

(i) MI in retail in India is a bane for a small trader.
(ii) Control of social media is an anti-democratic proposition.

(B) Write a report in about 250 words on ONE of the following :

(i) As a correspondent of a national newspaper, write a report on the impasse in the 2012 Monsoon Session of the Indian Parliament.
(ii) Draft a report suggesting measures to encourage Water Harvesting in India.

(C) Do as directed :

(a) (i) He was very tired. He did not go out for a walk. (Combine using `too....to')
(ii) As soon as the Chief guest arrived, the programme started. (Rewrite the sentence starting with `No sooner')
(iii) Had I known you were not coming • (Complete the sentence)
(iv) It is very humid. It is better to wear cottons. (Combine these sentences starting with `Considering')
(v) The mason is building the wall. (Change the voice)
(vi) Why couldn't you complete the work in time ? (Change the voice)
(vii) I admire her. I cannot agree with everything she does. (Combine the sentences using 'Much')
(viii) The reason why she is absent today is because her husband is ill. (Correct the sentence)
(ix) "Climb the mountain, cross the river and attack the enemy," said the Commanding Officer to the soldiers. (Change the narration)
(x) The teacher said to Rakesh, "What time will the train arrive ?" (Change the narration)

(b) Use the following phrasal verbs in sentences of your own so as to bring out their correct meaning :

put up with
fall out
make out
deal in
call on

(c) Fill in the blanks with appropriate prepositions in the following sentences :

(i) The railway track runs_ the river and the road.
(ii) Since Raju was_ the influence of bad company, his parents were greatly perturbed.
(iii) While walking_ the small door, she hurt her head.
(iv) Nobody dies_ a bad cold.
(v) Dr. Pandit is an authority_ Mathematics.

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Study Material for UPSC Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandant) (CAPF-AC) Exam

केन्द्रीय सशस्त्र पुलिस बल (सहायक कमांडेंट) के लिये स्टडी किट (CAPF-HINDI)

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Jamia Millia Islamia  Phone No:  9836219994, 9836289994, 9836319994


RESIDENTIAL COACHING ACADEMY

Online applications are invited for Free UPSC Coaching (With Hostel facility)
for Civil Services Examination (Preliminary-Cum-Main) 2020.

Only applicable for Minorities, SC, ST and Women candidates.


1. Written test would comprise General Studies (objective type) on UPSC model and Essay writing in English/Hindi/Urdu to test candidate’s ability to express themselves in an organised and structured manner. The total duration of examination would be of three hours.

2. There would be negative marking for objective type questions in the test. One third of the marks will be deducted for a wrong answer.

3. The entrance test paper would be divided into two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 would consist of objective type questions. There would be 60 questions and the total marks for this section would be 60 (60×1=60). Paper-I will be allotted 1 hour. Paper 2 would consist of Essay writing for which the total allotted marks would be 60. Candidates would be required to write two essays (30×2=60) choosing one from each section-A & B. The total time allotted for both the Papers would be three hours. However the OMR sheet would be collected after one hour i.e. at 11 a.m. Time allotted for writing the essays will be 02 hours. The students may take the question papers with them.

4. The total marks for Interview/Personality test would be 30. The candidate may give interview in Hindi/Urdu also.

5. In case of tie, the higher marks in essay and if there is a tie again the higher marks in interview would be taken as basis of selection. If there is still a tie the candidate who is younger (age wise) would get the seat.

6. Only those candidates who have already completed their Graduation need to apply.

7. Coaching will include (a) classes on General Studies, CSAT and selected optional papers (b) Test series, answer’s evaluation and Essay writing practice shall form part of the curriculum.

8. The Academy will also conduct Mock Interviews for those who qualify the main examination.

9. Test Series (Prelims cum Main) will be held during January - May 2020.

10. Test Series (Main) will be held during July – September 2020.

11. Once admitted the aspirant shall be allowed to avail the facilities of RCA till the time that he/she is successful in various stages of Civil Services (UPSC) Exams.

12. Library facility is provided (24×7)

13. Scholarship to 20% admitted students @ Rs. 2000/- per month will be provided on mean-cummerit basis.

14. Total seats available: 150 (One hundred fifty seats). Hostel accommodation will be provided to all the admitted students. In case of shortage, hostel seats may be allotted in phased manner strictly on the basis of merit determined by the entrance test. However, RCA reserves the right to reduce the intake if sufficiently meritorious candidates are not found to be available.

15. Any candidate who has already availed RCA, JMI facility for three years and has never appearedinterview will not be eligible to fill the form and appear in the entrance test.

16. There is no need to carry original documents at the time of Interview. The Students are requiredbring their original documents at the time of completion of admission formalities.

17. Application has to be submitted online only (www.jmicoe.in) with a fee of Rs. 650.00. +bank charges.

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(Download) CAPF (AC) Exam, 2013 Paper - "General Ability & Intelligence"


(Download) CAPF (AC) Exam, 2013 Paper - "General Ability & Intelligence"


Exam Name: CAPF (AC)

Year: 2013

Subject: General Ability & Intelligence

1. The Chipko Movement

1. was an environmental movement to prevent cutting down of trees
2. raised the question of ecological and economic exploitation
3. is a movement against alcoholism as its broadened agenda
4. demanded that local communities should have control over their natural resources

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

2. The Parliament of India may form a new State by separation of territory from any State or by unifying any territory to a part of any State. Which of the following procedures is/are true in this regard?

1. By a simple majority and by the ordinary legislative process
2. On the recommendation of the President, who usually has to refer the bill to the legislature of the State(s) which is/are going to be affected by the changes proposed in the bill
3. On the advice of the Prime Minister to the President

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

3. A bill introduced in the Parliament, in order to become an Act, has to have which of the following procedures to be followed?

1. It is to be passed by both the Houses of the Parliament.
2. The President has to give his/her assent.
3. The Prime Minister has to sign it after the ratification by the Parliament.
4. The Supreme Court has to approve and declare it to be within the jurisdiction of the Parliament.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(d) 3 and 4 only

4. Which of the following statements is / are correct?

1. Offices connected with a religious or denominated institution may be reserved for members professing the particular religion to which the institution relates.
2. The State may reserve any post or appointment in favour of any backward class of citizens who, in the opinion of the State, are not adequately represented in the services under that State.
3. No citizen shall, on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, descent, place of birth or any of them, be ineligible for any office under the State.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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

5. Consider the following statements:

1. While the Fundamental Rights constitute limitations on State action, the Directive Principles are in the nature of instruments of instruction to the government of the day to do certain things and to achieve certain goals by their actions.
2. The Directive Principles, however, require to be implemented by legislations and so long as there is no law carrying out the policy laid down in a Directive Principle, neither the State nor an individual can violate any existing law or legal rights under the colour of getting a Directive.
3. The Directive Principles are enforceable in the courts and create justiciable rights in favour of the individual.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

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

6. Consider the following statements

1. It shall be the, endeavour of every State and every local authority within the State to provide adequate facilities for instruction in mother tongue at the primary state of education to children belonging to linguistic minority groups.
2. The- Constitution enjoins the Union of India to provide and promote the spread of Hindi language and to develop it, so that it, may serve as a medium of expression of, all the elements of the composite culture of India.

Which of the ·statements given above is/ are correct?

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

7. Which of the following expenditures is/are charged on the Consolidated Fund of India?

1. The emoluments and allowances of the President and the expenditure relating to his/her office.
2. The salaries and allowances of the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Council of States and the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of the People.
3. Debt charges for which the Government of India is liable.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) All of these

8. Which of the following are the privileges of the House of the People collectively?

1. The right to' publish debates and proceedings and the right to restrain publication by others.
2. The right to exclude others to exclude strangers from the galleries anytime.
3. The right to punish members and outsiders for breach of its privileges.
4. What is said or done within the walls of the Parliament, however can be inquired into in a court of law.

Select the correct answer-using the code given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 3 and 4
(e) 1 and 2
(d) All of these

9. A bill is deemed to be a 'Money Bill' if it contains only provisions dealing with

1. the imposition, alteration or regulation of any tax.
2. the regulation of the borrowing of money by the government.
2. the custody of the Consolidated Fund of India or the Contingency Fund of India.
4. the provision for imposition of fines or other penalties or for the demand or payment of fees for licenses or fees for services rendered.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(e) 3 and 4
(d) All of the above

10. Which of the following statements regarding the powers of the Speaker of the House of the People is/are correct?

1. The Speaker's conduct in regulating the procedure of maintaining order in the House will not be subject to the jurisdiction of any court.
2. Besides presiding over his/her own House, the Speaker possesses certain powers like presiding over a joint sitting of the two Houses of the Parliament".
3. While a resolution for his/her removal is under consideration, the Speaker shall preside but shall have no right to speak and shall have no right to vote.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) All of these

11. A person shall be disqualified for being chosen as and for being, a member of either House of the Parliament if she/he

1. holds' any office of profit under the Government of. India or the Government of any State, other than an office exempted by the Parliament by law.
2. is of unsound mind and stands, so declared by a competent court.
3. Remains absent from all meetings of the House for a period of 60 days without the permission of the House.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) All of these

12. Consider the following statements regarding termination of sitting of a House

1. Only the House of the People is subject to dissolution
2. The powers of dissolution and prorogation are exercised by the President on the advice of the Council of Ministers.
3. The power to adjourn the daily sittings of the House, of the People and the Council: of 'States belongs' to the Speaker and the Chairman respectively.
4. The Parliament cannot be dissolved as it is a permanent chamber.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

13. Consider the following statements

1. A person who is not a member of either House of the Parliament can be appointed a member of the Council of Ministers.
2. Anyone can be appointed as a member of the Council of Ministers for a maximum period of 3 years.
3. A person shall not be less than 25 years of age in order to become a minister.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 2 and 3
(b) Only 1
(c) 1 and 3
(d) All of these

14. The Central Administrative Tribunal adjudicates disputes with respect to the recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed

1. to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union.
2. members of the defence forces
3. officers and servants of the Supreme Court or of any High Court in India.

Select-the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 1
(c) only 2
(d) 2 and 3

15. The following are some of the items of expenditure of the Central Government in India.

1. Interest payments
2. Major subsidies
3. Pensions
4. Loans and advances

Which of the above is/are included in non-plan revenue expenditure?

(a) Only 1
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2, 3 and 4

16. If we deduct grants for creation of capital assets from revenue deficit, we arrive at the concept of

(a) primary deficit
(b) net fiscal deficit
(c) budgetary deficit
(d) effective revenue deficit

17. Which one among the following items has maximum weight in wholesale price index in India?

(a) Primary article
(b) Fuel and power
(c) Manufactured product
(d) Food item

18. Which among the following agencies disbursed maximum credit to tile agricultural sector in India between 2006-0J-and 2011-12?

(a) Cooperative banks
(b) Regional rural banks
(c) Commercial banks
(d) Moneylenders

19. Consider the following statements

1. Repo Rate is the interest rate at which RBI lends to commercial banks for short period.
2. Reverse Repo Rate is the interest rate which RBI pays to commercial banks on short-term deposits.
3. Gap between Repo Rate and Reverse Repo Rate has been declining in India in the recent past.

Which of 'the statements above is/are not correct?

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Only 3
(d) 2 and 3

20. The rate of inflation in India is measured generally in respect of movement of

(a) consumer price index
(b) wholesale price index
(c) cost of living index for agricultural labour
(d) money supply

21. Privatization includes

(a) sale of public' enterprises to private sector
(b) disinvestment of public enterprise equity
(c) participation of private sector in management in public sector enterprises.
(d) All of the above

22. Which of the following statements is correct with respect to the' convertibility of Indian rupee?

(a) It is convertible on capital account
(b) It is convertible on' current account
(c) It is convertible both on current and capital account
(d) None of the above

23. The Government of India refers to the absolute poverty line in terms of

(a) household savings
(b) household consumption
(c) household investment
(d) household income.

24. In the current' pricing policy, the price of diesel in India consists of

(a) Fuel component + Customs duty + Excise duty + Sales VAT + Dealer's commission .
(b) Fuel component + Excise duty + Sales VAT +Dealer's commission
(c) Fuel component + Customs duty + Sales VAT +Dealer's commission
(d) Fuel component + Customs duty + Excise duty on Dealer's commission

25. Which one among the following is not a Mars rover?

(a) Sojourner
(b) Opportunity
(c) Curiosity
(d) Apollo

26. A circle is drawn inside square of length 4 units as shown in the figure given above. What is the area of the shaded portion?

(a) 16 - 4 π
(b) 16 -π
(c) 4 - π
(d) 2 - 2π

27. If the ratio of X to Y is ¾ and the ratio of Y to Z is 12/13 , then the value of X to Z is

(a) 13/3
(b) 1/3
(c) 4/13
(d) 9/13

28. The sum of the base and altitude of a triangle is 30 cm.What is the maximum possible area of such-a triangle?

(a) 100 cm2
(b) 110 cm2
(c) 112.5 cm2
(d) 120 cm2

29. If 9 mangoes cost as much as 5 oranges, 5 oranges as much as 3 apples, 4 apples as much as 9 pineapples and if 3 pineapples cost Rs. 48. What will a mango cost?

(a) 9
(b) 12
(c) 18
(d) 27

30. In the diagram (not to scale) given above, the value of x is:

(a) 51
(b) 360/7
(c) 440/7
(d) 347/7

31. A campus poll covering 300 undergraduate students was conducted in order to study the, students' attitude.towards a proposed change in the rules for hostel accommodation, The students were required to respond as 'support', 'neutral' or 'oppose' with regard to the issue; .The poll outcome was presented as a pie chart as given above The numbers for 'support', 'neutral' and 'oppose' are respectively

(a) 150, 90, 60
(b) 120, 100, 80
(c) 80, 100, 120
(d) 60, 90, 150

32. The following tables show the expenditure (in percentage) of two families A and B

Which one among the following statements is true?

(a) Family spends as much on miscellaneous as family B spends on entertainment
(b) The food expense of family B is equal to the total expense of family A
(c) Families A and B spend equally on food.
(d) Families A and B spend equally on entertainment

33. Which one among the following diagrams illustrates relationship among animals, cows and horses?

34. Through how many degrees does the hour hand in a clock move as the time changes from 3h and 12 min to 6h?

(a) 105
(b) 99
(c) 90
(d) 84

35. As shown in the above diagram, a person starts from the centre O of a circular path AB walks along the line indicated by arrows and returns to the same point. If the radius OA = OB = 100 m, what is the total distance walked to the nearest metres?

(a) 703
(b) 723
(c) 743
(d) 823

36. If 5 person can weave 160 mats in 8 days, how many mats will 8 person weave in 6 days?

(a) 200
(b) 192
(c) 190
(d) 180

37. Two cars are moving in the same direction with a speed of 45 km/h and a distance of 10 km separates then. If a car coming from the opposite direction meets these two cars at an interval of 6 min, its speed would be

(a) 45 km/h
(b) 55 km/h
(c) 65 km/h
(d) 75 km/h

38. Which one among the following figures will come next in the series given below?

39. Which one among the following boxes is similar to the box formed from the given sheed paper (X)?

40. In a class, 40 students passed in Mathematics, 50% of the students passed in English, 5% of the students failed in Mathematics and English and 25% of the students passed in both the subjects. What is the ratio of the number of students who passed in English to that in Mathematics?

(a) 1 : 1
(b) 2 : 3
(c) 5 : 7
(d) 10 : 9

41. The least integer whose multiplication with 588 leads to a perfect square is

(a) 2
(b) 3
(c) 4
(d) 7

42. The fifth term of the alphabet sereis BCYX, EFVU,HISR, KLPO, ? is

(a) NOML
(b) NOLM
(c) ONML
(d) ONLM

43. By selling an article at Rs. 270, a man los 10%. If he would sell it at Rs. 360, his gain per cent is

(a) 10
(b) 15
(c) 20
(d) 22

44. In a certain code, ‘PLANT’ is written as ‘$@2*©’ and ‘YIELD’ written in that code?

(a) 4*2%
(b) 4@2%
(c) %42@
(d) %4@2

45. If A is coded as 1, B as 3, C as 5 and so on, which of the following is the numerical value of the word ‘FAZED’ if the numerical value of ‘CABLE’ is 41?

(a) 81
(b) 80
(c) 79
(d) 77

46. Natural gas is a mixture of gases and contains mainly

(a) methane and higher hydrocarbons
(b) butane and isobutene
(c) Only methane
(d) methane, hydrogen .and carbon monoxide

47. Diamond is a polymorph of graphite. Both contain carbon atoms, but, they have extremely different properties because of the condition' in which they' are formed. Diamond is obtained after applying

(a) very high pressure and low temperature
(b) very low pressure and high temperature
(c) very low pressure and low temperature
(d) very 'high pressure and high temperature

48. The three primary soil micro-nutrients are

(a) carbon, oxygen and water
(b) copper, cadmium and carbon
(c) nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium
(d) boron, zinc and magnesium

49. Diamond Ring God's Eye and Baily's Beads are the parts of which one among the following natural phenomena?

(a) Solar eclipse
(b) Aurora
(c) Lightning
(d) Solar storm

50. Turing Machine' serves as

(a) a machine to identify explosives
(b) an indicator to inform about forest fire
(c) an instrument for finding out gravitational constant
(d) a theoretical computing machine to act as an ideal model for mathematical calculation

51. Consider the following statements

1. The Fifth Summit of BRICS'(2013) was held in Durban.
2. Dr. Manmohan Singh became the only head of States or head of Government 'to attend all BRICS Summits held so far.
3. The theme of Fifth Summit of BRICS was "BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Development, Integration and Industrialization".

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Only 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) l, 2 and 3
(d) All of these

52. The logo of which of the following famous organizations is a Giant Panda?

(a) World Wildlife Fund or World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) .
(b) International Union for Conservation of 'Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)
(c) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
(d) United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

53. Which of the following is the correct chronological order of TV display technologies?

(a) CRT, Plasma, LED
(b) CRT, LED, Plasma
(c) LED, CRT, Plasma
(d) Plasma, LED, CRT

54. Consider the following statements

1. Employment growth in India in the second half of the first decade of 21st century was relatively modest
2. There' was 'lower labour' force participation rate across' all ages during the period.

Which of the statements given. above is/are correct?.

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

55. Which one among the following sectors in India' has the highest share of employment?

(a) Agriculture and allied activities
(b) Manufacturing
(c) Construction
(d) Tertiary sector

56. The Human Development" 'Report, 2013 (UNDP) does not focus on

(a) sustaining development momentum
(b) peace and security
(c) confronting environmental pressure
(d) managing demographic change

57. In order to provide pensions to workers of the unorganised sector, which one among the following schemes has been launched by the Government?

(a) Swabhiman
(b) Swavalamban
(c) Swadhar
(d) Aadhaar

58. Which one among the following is the latest nation to join the World Trade Organization (as on March. 2013)?

(a) North Korea
(b) China
(c) Russia
(d) Tajikistan

59. The 27th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration was conferred on

(a) Ela Bhatt
(b) GuIzar
(c) Mohan Dharia
(d) AR Rahman

60. Who among the following won the Men's Singles All England Badminton Championship held in Birmingham, England in 2013?

(a) Lee Chong Wei
(b) Chen Long
(c) Chen Jin
(d) Lin Dan

61. The following are some important sources of tax revenue for the Union Government in India

1. Corporation tax
2. Customs
3. Union excise duties
4. Service tax

Arrange the aforesaid sources of revenue in ascending order as per the Budget Estimates for 2013-14

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

62. Which of the following statements about the scheme 'Roshni' launched by the Ministry of Rural Development in June, 2013 is/are correct?

1. The scheme is supposed to provide training and employment to youth in the age group of 10 to 35 years.
2. 50% of the beneficiaries of the scheme will be women
3. It is a cent per cent Central Government funded scheme.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) 1 and 2
(d) All of these

63. In February, 2013 the International Court of "Arbitration at the Hague ruled in favour of India's position on' the diversion of Kishanganga water setting aside the objections raised by

(a) Pakistan
(b) China
(c) Nepal
(d) Bangladesh

64. Consider the following statements about NEOSS at launched by PSLV in February, 2013

1. It is the only space telescope' dedicated to searching for asteroids that might have a threat to the Earth.
2. It was designed and developed by ISRO.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

65. The Government of India on 12th June, 2013 enhanced the limit of foreign investments in government securities by 5 billion US dollar. In this regard, which of the following statements is not correct?

(a) It was done in order to increase inflow of overseas capital.
(b) It will strengthen the value of rupee.
(c) The foreign institutional investors registered to SEBI are only eligible for investment in the enhanced limit of 5 billion US dollar.
(d) The investment can be made in all categories of investments across the board.

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