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Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 69

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 69

Direction: In each of the following questions two statements are given and there statements are followed by two conclusions numbered (i) & (ii). You have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from
the two given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Give answer

(a) if only (i) conclusion follows
(b) if only (ii) conclusion follows
(c) if neither (i) nor (ii) follows
(d) if both (i) and (ii) follow

1. Statement: Should graduation be made minimum education qualification for entry-level job in any public sector organization?

Arguments:

(I) Yes, graduation always performs better than non- graduates by virtue of their higher level of education.
(II) No, there are quite a few people who cannot afford to remain unemployed till the completion of graduation and are capable of performing equally well as the graduate candidates.

2. Statement: should the examination bodies for all examination permit the use of calculator?

Arguments:

(I) No, it is necessary for the students to know the method of manual calculation to make their concepts clear.
(II) Yes, manual calculations are no more required.

3. Statement: Should the practice of rewarding high scores be stopped to handle frustration among the modurate scores?

Arguments:

(I) No, it is necessary to motivate the high scorers and reward is one of the best ways of Motivating.
(II) Yes, too much appreciation for high scores affects the moderate students adversely at times leading to extreme situations?

4. Statement: Should the conscription of citizens for defence services be made compulsory in India?

Arguments:

(I) Yes, this the only way to tackle the serious shortage of manpower in defenceservices .
(II) No, instead the compensation package be made comparable to other job secure to attract people to join defence services.

5. If 2/3 of a number is 560, than what is 3⁄4 of that number?

(a) 730
(b) 530
(c) 630
(d) 830

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Uttar Pradesh State GK Questions (Set-40) for UPPSC Exam

Uttar Pradesh State GK Questions (Set-40) for UPPSC Exam

1. At which of the following places is 'Lathamar Holi' organised every year during the Holi in the State?

(a) Vindavan
(b) Barsana
(c) Mathura
(d) Gokul

2. Which among the following constitute the. collections at Rahul Sanskrit yay an Institute in Gorakhpur?

(a) Stamps, drinking utensils, coins
(b) Archeaological thing
(c) Hand Sculpture and Arts
(d) Portraits

3. Who exercises the powers and. functions of governance in the state provided in the Constitution?

(a) Cabinet
(b) Chief Minister
(c) Governor
(d) Vidhan Sabha

4. How many members are there in the Vidhan Sabha?

(a) 540
(b) 85
(c) 210
(d) 404

5. Where is the U.P. Sangeet natak Academy?

(a) Allahabad
(b) Varanasi
(c) Mathura
(d) Lucknow

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Uttar Pradesh State GK Questions (Set-39) for UPPSC Exam

Uttar Pradesh State GK Questions (Set-39) for UPPSC Exam

1. In which of the following museums is Kushankalin Art preserved?

(a) Luncknow
(b) Varanasi
(c) Mathura
(d) Sarnath

2. What is 'Puran Bhagat ' in Sanskrit tradition of Uttar Pradesh?

(a) FolkSong
(b) Folk Dance
(c) Dance Batika
(d) Nothing

3. There is a bicameral-legislature system in the state one House is known as the Vidhan Sabha, what is the other House known as?

(a) Rajya Sabha
(b) Vidhan Parishad
(c) Cabinet
(d) Vidhan Mandal.

4. Where is Moti Lal Nehru Child museum situated?

(a) Allahabad
(b) Gorakhpur
(c) Jhansi
(d) Lucknow

5. Which of the following is a well known famous folk dance in Uttar Pradesh?

(a) Nautanki
(b) Karma
(c) Chhapeli
(d) Chaunful

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Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 68

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 68

Direction: In each of the following questions two statements are given and there statements are followed by two conclusions numbered (i) & (ii). You have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from
the two given statements disregarding commonly known facts.
Give answer

(a) if only (i) conclusion follows
(b) if only (ii) conclusion follows
(c) if neither (i) nor (ii) follows
(d) if both (i) and (ii) follow

1.

Statements:

All cars are cats.
All fans are cats.

Conclusions:

(i) All cars are fans.
(ii) some fan are cars.

2.

Statements:

All cups are books.
All book are shirts.

Conclusions:

(i) Some cups are not shirts.
(ii) Some shirts are cups.

3.

Statements:

Some papers are pens.
All the pencils are pens.

Conclusions:

(i) Some pens are pencils.
(ii) Some pens are papers.

4.

Statements:

All the harmoniums are instruments.
All the instruments are flutes.

Conclusions:

(i) All the flutes are instruments.
(ii) All the harmoniums are flutes.

5. Statement: Should all the small shops selling household commodities be closed down in big cities in India?

Arguments:

(I) No, all those people engaged in running those small shops will be jobless and will be left with no earning to manage their livelihood.
(II) Yes, people prefer to carry out all their purchases under one roof in big shopping malls in the big cities nad hence there small shops may not get customers to survive.

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Uttar Pradesh State GK Questions (Set-38) for UPPSC Exam

Uttar Pradesh State GK Questions (Set-38) for UPPSC Exam

1. Which one of the following cities is a birth place of Urdu poetMirza Ghalib, and musician Ustad Faiyaz Khan?

(a) Lucknow
(b) Agra
(c) Barabanki
(d) Meerut

2. In which of the following place in Uttar Pradesh is the Nauchandi festival celebrated?

(a) Agra
(b) Mirzapur
(c) Varanasi
(d) Meerut

3. In which of the following place is 'Dhola' folk song sung?

(a) Agra-Meerut
(b) Saharanpur-Haridwar
(c) Allahabad-Kanpur
(d) Gorakhpur-Jaunpur

4. Where is the Bharat-Kala-Bhawan situated in Uttar Pradesh?

(a) Agra
(b) Allahabad
(c) Varanasi
(d) Lucknow

5. Governor is known to be the head of the State, who appoints the Governor?

(a) People by election
(b) Prime Minister
(c) President
(d) Chief Minister

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Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 67

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 67

Direction: Eight persons- E, F, G, H, I, J, K, and L are seated around a square table two on each side. There are three ladies who are not seated next to each other. J is between L & F. G is between I & F. H a lady member is second to the left of J. F, a male member is seated opposite to E, a lady member. There is a lady member between F & I. 31. Who among the following is to the immediate left of F?

(a) G
(b) I
(c) J
(d) H

1. What is true about J & K?

(a) J is male, K is female
(b) J is female K is make
(c) Both are female
(d) both are male

2. How many persons are seated between K & F?

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

3. Who among the following are three lady members?

(a) E, H & J
(b) E, F, & J
(c) E, H & G
(d) C, H & J

4. Who among the following is too seated between E & H?

(a) F
(b) I
(c) K
(d) J

5. Who among the following is too seated between E & H?

(a) F
(b) I
(c) K
(d) J

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Uttar Pradesh State GK Questions (Set-37) for UPPSC Exam

Uttar Pradesh State GK Questions (Set-37) for UPPSC Exam

1. From which of the following cities did the Prime Minister launch the cleanliness programme on 14th June. 1987 to make Ganga free from pollution?

(a) Garh-Mukteshwar
(b) Narora
(c) Kanpur
(d) Varanasi

2. Where is the 'Rani-Mahal museum' situated?

(a) Agra
(b) Jhansi
(c) Allahabad
(d) Mathura

3. In which of the following cities, is 'Kanak Bhawan' situated?

(a) Sultanpur
(b) Ayodhya
(c) Lakhimpur(Khiri)
(d) Hamirpur

4. In which of the following place is Har-kiPorriit the bank of river Ganga situated?

(a) Prayag
(b) Rajghat
(c) Sangam
(d) Haridwar

5. In which of the following cities is the famous 'Dudhawa National Park' situated?

(a) Allahabad
(b) Varanasi
(c) Lakhimpur(Khiri)
(d) Hamirpur

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Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 66

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 66

Passage: 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 goal of keeping planet warming in check has moved further out of reach, the U.N. said in the latest of a flurry of reports pointing to looming disaster ahead  of talks in Qatar. Country pledges for cutting climate- altering greenhouse gas emissions could see global  average temperatures rise by three to five degrees Celsius this century, said a U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) report.

   The targeted limit is an increase of two degrees Celsius on pre-industrial levels. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) reported a record increase of earth-warming gases in the atmosphere, while the World Bank warned of the planet-wide devastation a rise of four degrees Celsius wound cause.

   UNEP said swift action could still see the world get back on track, but it would mean increasing pledges and slashing emissions by 14 per cent to about 44 billion tonnes in 2020 from an estimated 50.1 billion tonnes per year now. Scientists say global temperatures have already risen by about 0.8 degrees Celsius on average. More than 190 countries will meet for two weeks in Qatar seeking to draft a work programme leading to a new, global climate deal to be signed by 2015 and enter into force by 2020. 

   They will also seek to put in place a follow-up phase for the Kyoto Protocol which binds rich nations to greenhouse gas emission cuts but runs out on December 31, 2012. UNEP said the concentration of warming gases like carbon dioxide has increase by about 20 per cent since 2000, picking up after a slump during the economic downturn of 2008-9. Barring swift action, emissions were likely to reach 58 gigatonnes in 2020.

1. An organization has over humanized climate ‘over humanized climate’ means.

(a) Human relation are more important than organizational effectives.
(b) Conflicts and tensions should be reduced at all costs.
(c) Motivation of subordinates should be totally in trinsic and self- directed
(d) All of the above

2. During a meeting, an officer taps a pencil on the table, this activity most probably shows that he is

(a) Angry
(b) bored
(c) agitated
(d) confuse.

3. One of your friend told you that he would be there ‘soon’ you were waiting for over half an hour and hecame after one hour. You because angry the reason could be.

(a) ‘Soon’ is 5 min for you but one hour for your friend
(b) Your friend was avoiding you.
(c) Your friend had some important work.
(d) Your friend does not respect you.

4. You were Team leader of your Team. You delivered a presentation in front of your team and the board of directors. The team members became furious after the presentation the most probable reason could be.

(a) Use of more self- referent words. Such as I, me, my and mine instead of representing the group.
(b) Use of formal language.
(c) Blaming your team for non- productive work
(d) Praising your team.

5. Even before you have actually uttered a single word your evaluators in the interview room have already made several assumptions about you from the time you enter in the room till you sit this is because of

(a) Body language of the person
(b) Bio- data that the interviewers have
(c) Your written examination
(d) You already had appeared in the interview before.

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उत्तर प्रदेश राज्य GK प्रश्न (सेट -38) for UPPSC Exam

उत्तर प्रदेश राज्य GK प्रश्न (सेट -38) for UPPSC Exam

1. उत्तर प्रदेश के राजकीय संग्रहालय लखनऊ की स्थापना कब हुई थी ?

a. 1910 ई.
b. 1953 ई.
c. 1853 ई.
d. 1863 ई.

2. उत्तर प्रदेश के किस्थान से घोषताराम नामक बौध विहार का पता लगा था ?

a. मथुरा
b. इलाहाबाद
c. कोशाम्भी
d. राजघाट

3. उत्तर प्रदेश के किस नगर में भारत का सबसे प्राचीन संग्रहालय स्थित है ?

a. कानपुर
b. इलाहाबाद
c. मथुरा
d. लखनऊ

4. उत्तर प्रदेश के किस नगर में दो पूरातत्व संग्रहालय स्थित है ?

a. वाराणसी
b. लखनऊ
c. कानपूर
d. इलाहाबाद

5. मोतीलाल नेहरु बाल संग्रहालय उत्तर प्रदेश में निम्नलिखित में से कहाँ स्थित है ?

a. झाँसी
b. गोरखपुर
c. इलाहाबाद
d. लखनऊ

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Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 65

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 65

Passage: 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.

President Pranab Mukherjee’s decision to reject the mercy petition submitted by the lone convict in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, is an instance of how public perceptions about a convict’s guilt can camouflage the government’s duty to explain the decision. The President’s decision is shrouded in secrecy, throwing little light on the principles which guided it.

  Under Section 4(1) (d) of the Right to InformationAct, every public authority shall provide reasons for its administrative or quasi-judicial decisions to affected persons. This provision has no exemptions. The government erroneously denies information to RTI applicants seeking reasons for its mercy decisions, taking shelter under Article 74(2) which Only bars inquiries by courts into Ministers’ advice to the President. 

  The last hanging in India was that of Dhananjoy Chatterjee in 2004. One of the journalists has found from MHA files under the RTI-Act that the briefsprepared for President Kalam provided an inaccurate and incomplete view of the 10-year delay in his execution, ignoring official negligence. He suggests that a reasoned and transparent decision could have
made it easy for the Supreme Court to intervene on the ground that relevant material was not placed before the President, before executing Chatterjee.

    President Pranab Mukherjee missed an excellent opportunity to contribute to the rule of law, by not publicly disclosing the reasons for his decision on Kasab. Every death row convict has an inherent right under Article 21even if so far untested by the Courts - to be apprised of the reasons for the rejection of his mercy petition, which would deprive him of his life. Others are entitled to know the reasons as well under the RTI Act.

1. According to the passage-

1. The government is trying to neglect its duty of disclosing the reason behind the rejection of mercy petition of Ajmal Kasab by hiding under the public perception of his guilt.
2. Ajmal Kasab, the lone convict of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack should not have been hanged secretly.
3. The President’s decision to reject Kasab’s mercy petition doesn’t throw any light behind the reasonof his doing so.
4. Now a days prosecutions are guided by media and public perceptions.

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

2. According to the passage the government is shying away from its duty to reveal the reason behind its mercy  decisions under the ambit of-

1. Public perception, as in the case of Ajmal Kasab’s guilt.
2. Article 74(2), which falls under public domain.

Select the correct answer from the codes given:

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

3. Information from MHA files under RTI Act reveals a lacuna behind the execution of Dhananjoy Chatterjee in 2004. This lacuna pertains to-

(a) Non intervention of Supreme Court in the matter.
(b) Hanging of Dhananjoy Chatterjee could have been commuted to life imprisonment on timely intervention of Supreme-Court.
(c) An inaccurate and incomplete view of the 10- year delay in his execution was presented before the President to decide upon his mercy petition.
(d) A reasoned and transparent decision was made by the President in reviewing his mercy petition.

4. Consider the following statement-

1. As per Article 21 a death row convict and general public are entitled to know the reason behind the rejection of his mercy petition.
2. Article 74(2) undermines the RTI Act.

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

Passage: 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.

Despite India’s rapid economic development and growing technological prowess, it continues to suffer from widespread poverty and bears a burden of infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, malaria and many other neglected diseases. The country will have to strengthen its health system to reduce this burden and make medicines accessible, especially for the poor, a latest report on India’s research and development has said.

  New health technologies-such as affordable and locally adapted drugs, vaccines and diagnostics can also make a big contribution to combating disease in India. For some serious diseases, there are currently no effective drugs or vaccines, whereas for others, existing technologies are too expensive and require infrastructure that is not broadly available, or are ill suited in other ways to local needs. For instance there are no vaccines against malaria or dengue fever and no affordable and accurate point-of care tests for tuberculosis ‘India’s Rolein Global Health R&D - a report by the Results for Development Institute underits Centre for Global Health Research and Development Policy Assessment programme - suggeststhat the capacity of Indian firms and of the Indian biomedical system as a whole to create and bring newhealth technologies to market is still limited. Indian firms require subsidy of some kind to work on products with very small markets, such as leishmaniasis or typhoid fever. Also, there is a class of neglected but useful disease products that these firms see as commercially viable.

  Indian firms are most able to contribute in three ways: by developing more affordable or locally adapted versions of existing products; by bringing to market some new products for which technological barriers are not too high; and by participating in specific aspects of international product development initiatives in areas where they have a cost or other advantage.

5. Consider the following statement with reference to the

passage-
1. New health technologies-such as affordable and locally available drugs, vaccines and diagnostics are helping India in combating diseases like malaria and tuberculosis.
2. There is a need for subsidy of some sort for Indian firms to develop products that can combat less prevalent diseases.

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

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1. उत्तर प्रदेश का कौन-सा नगर चूड़ी उद्योग के लिए सबसे प्रसिद्ध है ?

a. फिरोजाबाद
b. बरेली
c. लखनऊ
d. आगरा

2. उत्तर प्रदेश चलचित्र विभाग की स्थापना कब हुई थी ?

a. 1950
b. 1955
c. 1973
d. 1975

3. उत्तर प्रदेश के सूचना केंद्र का मुख्यालय किस नगर में है ?

a. इलाहाबाद
b. मेरठ
c. वाराणसी
d. लखनऊ

4. विश्व का सबसे बड़ा कुभ मेला उत्तर प्रदेश के किस शहर में लगता है ?

a. इलाहाबाद
b. लखनऊ
c. बहराइच
d. वाराणसी

5. उत्तर प्रदेश के राजकीसंग्रहालय मथुरा की स्थापना कब हुई थी ?

a. 1874 ई.
b. 1810 ई.
c. 1857 ई.
d. 1975 ई.
 

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Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 64

Model Questions for UPSC PRE CSAT PAPER SET - 64

Passage : 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. Western sanctions once ‘targeted’ and now blanket, are turning into a form of collective punishment. They are designed, we are told, to force the Islamic government to return to the nuclear negotiating table. Western policies also seen to believe the punishing the Iranian people might lead them to blame their own government for their misery and take it upon themselves to force a change in the regime’s behavior, or even a change in the regime itself. But as the old British maxim recognized, deprivation in Iran is a receipe for the status quo Iran’s government and its people have never been isolationists. But a sanctions take their toll on the livelihoods of Iranians who want to continue to do business and communicate with the outside world, their energy to question their government’s policies and to agitate for change is waning. That means for fewer opportunities to promote American values and win minds, if not hearts (which we Americans have won in the past but are now in danger of losing)

1. the passage mentions the “ deprivation in Iran is a recipe for the status quo”. What does it imply?

1. Deprivation in Iran has been a consequence of the government’s rule there.
2. Deprivation in Iran does not have the effect that western sanctions aim to achieve.

Choose the correct option using codes

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

2. With reference to the passage, consider the following statements.

1. Western sanctions need to be targeted to be effective.
2. Western sanctions have been aimed to promoting American values.

Choose the correct option using codes

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

3. According to author.

1. A change in regime would make Iran resume nuclear negotiations.
2. Sanctions have made the Iranians less supportive of America

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

4. The passage mentions which country

(a) Iran
(b) Syria
(c) Iraq
(d) None of these

5. According to the passage.

1. The Iranians have started blaming their own government for misery.
2. Iran’s government and its people have been isolationists.

Choose the correct option using codes

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

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1. उत्तर प्रदेश में स्थित अयोध्या नगर किस नदी के किनारे स्थित है ?

a. गंगा
b. गोमती
c. सरयू
d. यमुना

2. उत्तर प्रदेश में तेलशोधक कारखाना किस्थान पर है ?

a. मथुरा
b. कानपुर
c. गाज़ियाबाद
d. आगरा

3. उत्तर प्रदेश का कौन-सा नगर चीनी मिट्टी के बर्तनों के लिए प्रसिद्ध है ?

a. मुरादाबाद
b. खुर्जा
c. गोरखपुर
d. फिरोजाबाद

4. उत्तर प्रदेश में नागरिक उड्डयन प्रशिक्षण केंद्र कहाँ पर स्थित है ?

a. लखनऊ
b. झाँसी
c. कानपुर
d. इलाहाबाद

5. उत्तर प्रदेश का सबसे बड़ा आलू उत्पादक जिला कौन-सा है ?

a. सहारनपुर
b. बरेल
c. जौनपुर
d. फर्रुखाबाद

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Passage

After President George W. Bush signed the United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Bill, he called up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to tell him how pleased he was at this development. While welcoming this event, the Prime Minister took the opportunity to tell the President that there remained areas of concern that needed to be addressed during the negotiation of the bilateral agreement (called the 123 agreement, after the relevant clause number in the US Atomic Energy Act, 1954). The US has entered into some twenty-five 123 agreements with various countries, including the one concerning Tarapur. The Tarapur agreement concluded in 1963 was unique in that it guaranteed supplies of enriched uranium fuel from the US for running the Tarapur reactors for their entire life. However, after 1978 the US did not supply fuel saying its domestic legislation (under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act) prevented it from doing so. India argued that Tarapur was an inter-governmental agreement and hence it had to be honoured by the US. But to no avail. However, later the US allowed France to supply fuel to India. Subsequently, the USSR (now Russia) and even China supplied fuel for Tarapur. The lesson from the Tarapur episode is that US breached with impunity even a cast-iron guarantee it had furnished. Considerable bitterness grew between the US and India and extended to many other areas beyond the nuclear one. When India agreed, reluctantly, in March 2006 to put imported reactors under “safeguards in perpetuity”, the US consented to the Indian insistence on assurances of fuel supply. This meant India could build up a stockpile of fuel to tide over disruption in supply and the US would agree to work with other countries, namely Russia, France, and Britain, to arrange alternate supplies. The US legislation, based on the Hyde Bill, forbids India building up a stockpile of nuclear fuel. It also obligates the US administration to work with other Nuclear Supplier Group countries to get them to suspend supplies to India, if the US has done so under some provision of the Hyde Bill. It is not evident how the US can address the legitimate concerns of India on continued fuel supply, given the boundaries set by the Hyde Bill. With regard to future nuclear tests, the Prime Minister has said, India is only committed to a oluntary moratorium. A moratorium is only a temporary holding off of an activity, conditioned by specific circumstances that obtained at the time when such a declaration was made. It  cannot be construed as a permanent ban. The Hyde Bill has sought to make  the moratorium into a permanent ban. However, there is no such restraint imposed on the US, China,  Pakistan or any other country. In bringing up this issue, I do not wish to suggest that, I favour a resumption of tests by India. But India cannot prevent other countries from carrying out tests. It is, therefore, unacceptable that India forfeits its right to test for all time to come under the agreement with the US. Even if the 123 agreement is silent on the issue, Indian negotiators must put this issue on the table. The Hyde Bill calls for suspension of all cooperation and fuel supplies and even calls for return of all equipment and materials supplied earlier in the event of a test. It baffles one how India can return reactor installations that might have been operated a few years, were such a contingency to arise in future. The differences over the definition of “full civilian nuclear cooperation” have been discussed in the media. The Indian understanding was that reprocessing of spent fuel, enrichment of uranium, and production of heavy water also formed part of the term “full civilian nuclear cooperation.” In the congressional debate, it has been noted that these were construed by the US to be in the nature of military activities and not civilian. India’s future plans for Thorium utilisation for civil nuclear power depend crucially on reprocessing. Similarly, civil nuclear power units using natural uranium require heavy water as reactor coolant and moderator. Equally, if India were to embark on a sizeable light water reactor programme, it may like to have control on supply of enriched uranium for economic and supply security reasons. India has technologies of its own in these areas and will develop them further in the years ahead. If the Indo-US agreement moves ahead in the manner its sponsors have speculated, in a few decades from now some 90 per cent of the nuclear installations in India would be open to  International Atomic Energy Agency inspections. In that scenario, how can India reconcile to the embargo from nuclear advanced countries on the export of enrichment, reprocessing, and heavy water technologies? Even if the issue were to be papered over now, it will then look from India’s point of view to have been a very bad bargain.

1. What was the uniqueness of the Tarapur agreement that was concluded in 1963?

(a) It guaranteed supplies of enriched uranium fuel from the US for running the Tarapur reactors for entire life
(b) It prevented other countries from carrying out nuclear tests
(c) It addresses the legitimate concerns of India on fuel supply
(d) All of the above

2. Which of the following countries supplied fuel for Tarapur?

(a) France
(b) USA
(c) USSR and France
(d) France, USSR and China

Passage

Not even a three-day brainstorming session among top psychologists at the Chinese University could unravel one of the world’s greatest puzzles - how the Chinese mind ticks. Michael Bond had reason to pace the pavement of the Chinese University campus last week. The psychologist who coordinated and moderated a three-day seminar on Chinese psychology and most of the participants came a long way to knock heads. “If a bomb hits this building,” muttered Bond, half-seriously, “it would wipe out the whole discipline.” But the only thing that went off in the Cho Yiu Conference Hall of Chinese University was the picking of brains, the pouring out of brains and a refrain from an on-going mantra: “more work needs to be done” or “we don’t know”. Each of the 36 participants was allowed 30 minutes plus use of an overhead projector to condense years of research into data and theories. Their content spilled over from 20 areas of Chinese behaviour, including reading, learning styles, psychopathology, social interaction, personality and modernisation. An over-riding question for observers, however, was: why, in this group of 21 Chinese and 15 non-Chinese, weren’t there more professionals from mainland China presenting research on the indigenous people? Michael Philips, a psychiatrist who works in Hubei Province, explained: “The Cultural Revolution silenced and froze     the research,” said the Canadian- orn doctor who has lived and worked in China for more than 10 years. “And 12 years later, research is under way but it is too early to have anything yet. Besides, most of the models being used are from the West anyway.” In such a specialised field, how can non-Chinese academics do research without possessing fluency in Chinese? Those who cannot read, write or speak the language usually team up with Chinese colleagues. “In 10 years, we won’t be able to do this. It’s a money thing,” said William Gabrenya of Florida Institute of Technology, who described himself as an illiterate Gweilo who lacks fluency in ‘Chinese. He said that 93 per cent of the non-Chinese authors in his field cannot read Chinese. Dr Gabrenya raised questions such as: why is research dependent on university students, why is research done on Chinese people in coastal cities (Singapore, Taiwan, Shanghai and Hong Kong) but not inland? “Chinese psychology is too Confucian, too neat. He’s been dead a long time. How about the guy on a motorcycle in Taipei?”, Dr. Gabrenya said, urging that research have a more contemporary outlook. The academics came from Israel, Sweden, Taiwan, Singapore, United States, British Columbia and, of course, Hong Kong. Many of the visual aids they used by way of illustration contained eye-squinting type and cobweb-like graphs. One speaker, a sociologist from Illinois, even warned her colleagues that she would not give anyone enough time to digest the long, skinny columns of numbers. Is Chinese intelligence different from Western? For half of the audience who are illiterate in Chinese, Professor Jimmy Chan of HKU examined each of the Chinese characters for “intelligence”. Phrases such as “a mind as fast as an arrow” and connections between strokes for sun and the moon were made. After his 25-minute speech, Chan and the group lamented that using Western tests are the only measure available to psychologists, who are starving for indigenous studies of Chinese by Chinese. How do Chinese children learn? David Kember of Hong Kong Polytechnic University zeroed in on deep learning versus surface. Deep is when the student is sincerely interested for his own reasons. Surface is memorising and spitting out facts. It doesn’t nurture any deep understanding. If the language of instruction happens to be the children’s second language, students in Hong Kong have all sorts of challenges with English-speaking teachers from Australia, Britain and America with accents and colloquialisms. Do Westerners have more self-esteem than Chinese? Dr Leung Kwok, chairman of the psychology department of Chinese University, points his finger at belief systems: the collectivist mind set often stereotypes Chinese unfairly. The philosophy of  “Yuen” (a concept used to explain good and bad events which are pre-determined and out of the individual’s control) does not foster a positive self-concept. Neither do collectivist beliefs, such as sacrifice for the group, compromise and importance of using connections. “If a Chinese loses or fails, he has a stronger sense of  responsibility. He tends to blame it on himself. A non- Chinese from the West may blame it on forces outside  himself,” Dr Leung said. By the end of the three-day session, there were as many questions raised as answered. It was agreed there was room for further research. To the layman, so much of the discussion was foreign and riddled with jargon and on-going references to studies and researchers. The work of the participants will resurface in a forthcoming Handbook of Chinese Psychology, which will be edited by Dr Bond and published by Oxford University Press.

3. According to the passage, the author suggests that

(a) Not many people study Chinese psychology
(b) The building is in danger of attack
(c) Chinese psychology is a difficult subject to study
(d) Chinese psychology is a difficult subject to organize

4. It can be inferred from the passage that

(a) The Cultural Revolution was a productive period for Chinese psychology
(b) The Cultural Revolution was a dangerous period for Chinese psychology
(c) The Cultural Revolution was an unproductive period for Chinese psychology
(d) The Cultural Revolution was a new beginning for Chinese psychology

5. According to the passage, William Gabrenya refers to himself as an ‘illiterate Gweilo’. This suggests that

(a) He feels defensive about not speaking and reading Chinese
(b) He feels secure in his illiteracy
(c) He is representative of other Westerners active in this field
(d) He can operate perfectly well without learning Chinese

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1. स्वामीरिदास जेयंती का प्रतिवर्ष उत्तर प्रदेश के किस नगर में आयोजन किया जाता है ?

a. वृन्दावन
b. वाराणसी
c. इलाहाबाद
d. आगरा

2. उत्तर प्रदेश में रामकथा संग्रहलय कहाँ पर स्थित है ?

a. अल्मोरा
b. अयोध्या
c. गोरखपुर
d. लखनऊ

3. उत्तर प्रदेश की पूर्वी सीमा निम्नलिखित में से किससे मिलती है ?

a. नेपाल
b. मध्य प्रदेश
c. बिहार
d. पश्चिम बंगाल

4. उत्तर प्रदेश को कितने प्रकिर्तिक भागो में बांटा जा सकता है ?

a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5

5. उत्तर प्रदेश के उत्तर भाग को कौन-से देश की सीमा स्पर्श करती है ?

a. चीन
b. बंगलादेश
c. नेपाल
d. पाकिस्तान

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1. उत्तर प्रदेश सबसे अधिक मेले किस्थान पर लगते है ?

a. मथुरा
b. हमीरपुर
c. आगरा
d. कानपुर

2. उत्तर प्रदेश में स्थित बरसाना का होली का उत्सव किस नाम से प्रसिद्ध है ?

a. रंग-गुलाल होली
b. डंडिया होली
c. लठमार होली
d. छड़ीमार होली

3. संत वारिस अलीशाह की दरगाह उत्तर प्रदेश में किस्थान पर है ?

a. अलगढ़
b. बाराबंकी
c. लखनऊ
d. मेरठ

4. कुम्भ के बाद उत्तर प्रदेश का सबसे बड़ा मेला कौन-सा है ?

a. देवी पाटन मेला
b. बटेश्वर मेला
c. नोच्न्दी मेला
d. मानेश्वर मेला

5. प्रसिद्ध कुम्भ मेला निम्नलिखित में से कीस नगर में नहीं लगता है ?

a. हरिद्वार
b. वाराणसी
c. इलाहाबाद
d. उज्जेन

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1. A man crosses a stationary car in 35 seconds. The same car crosses a pole in 21 seconds. What is the ratio of the speed of the car to the speed of the man?

(a) 3 : 5
(b) 5 : 3
(c) 3 : 7
(d) 7 : 3

2. Ramashanker owned 950gold coins, all of which he distributed amongst his three daughter Kavita, Rita and Sunita. Kavita gave 25 coins to her husband, rita donates 15 gold coins and sunita made jewellery out of 30 gold coins. The new ratio of the coins left with them was 20:73:83. How many gold coins did Rita receive from her father?

(a) 380
(b) 415
(c) 400
(d) 350

3. The ratio of the present age of Tanu and Rakhi is 5 : 4. Six years later, the ratio of their ages will be 7 : 6.What is the difference between their ages?

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

4. A car covers a certain distance at the speed of 52km/hr in 6 hours. If car was to cover the same distance in 4 hours, at what speed should the car travel?

(a) 78 km/hr
(b) 80 km/hr
(c) 85 km/hr
(d) 90 km/hr

5. The sum of the squares of two consecutive even number is 6500, what is the smaller number?

(a) 54
(b) 56
(c) 52
(d) 59

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1. उत्तर प्रदेश में नॉलेज पार्क की स्थापना, जहाँ की गई है, वह जगह है ?

a. लखनऊ
b. वाराणसी
c. नोएडा
d. ग्रेटर नोएडा

2. निम्नलिखित जनजातियो में से किकी संख्या उत्तर प्रदेश में सर्वाधिक है ?

a. बनरावत
b. थारु
c. सहारिया
d. धुरिया

3. उत्तर प्रदेश के किस शहर में महात्मा बुद्ध ने संघ में स्त्रियो की प्रवज्या की अनुमति दी थी ?

a. सरस्वती
b. सारनाथ
c. संकिसा
d. कृपाली

4. उत्तर प्रदेश में जेन एवं बोद्ध दोनों का प्रसिद्ध तीर्थ स्थान है ?

a. कोशाम्बी
b. सारनाथ
c. कुशीनगर
d. देवी पाटन

5. उत्तर प्रदेश का नोचंदी मेला कहाँ पर लगता है ?

a. आगरा
b. मुज्जफरनगर
c. मेरठ
d. लखनऊ

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Direction: In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the following assumption and decide which of the following assumption is implicit in the statement. Given answer.

(a) If only assumption I is implicit
(b) If only assumption II is implicit
(c) If neither I nor II is implicit
(d) If both I and II are implicit

1. Statement: The union government has decided to withdraw existing tax relief on vasious small saving schemes in a phased manner to augment its tax collection.

Assumption:

(I) People may still continue to keep money in small savings schemes and also pay taxes.
(II) The total tax collection may increase sustantially.

2. Statement: World Health Organization has decided to double its assistance to various health programmes in India as per capita expenditure on health in India is very low compared to many other countries.

Assumption:

(I) The enhanced assistance may substantially increase the per capita expenditure on health in India and bring it on per with other countries.
(II) The government funding is less than adequate to provide basic medical facilities in India.

3. Statement: The government has decided to levy 2% on the tax amount payable for funding drought relief programmes.

Assumption:

(I) The government does not have sufficient money to fund drought relief programmes.
(II) The amount collected by way of surcharge may be adequate to fund these drought relief programmes.

4. Statement: Should the government introduce a system of obtaining bond from students for working in India before sanctioning education loans for higher studies?

Arguments:

(I) No, this is not a workable solution and will obstruct the development of young talents in the country.
(II) Yes, this is the only way to ensure use of talents of our country for the development of the country and not an individual.

5. In what proportion should water and juice at Rs 20.00 a litre he mixed to reduce the price to Rs 5 a litre?

(a) 3 : 1
(b) 1 : 3
(c) 2 : 3
(d) 4 : 7

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1. रोजगार की दृष्टि से उत्तर प्रदेश का सबसे बड़ा उयोग है ?

a. हथकरघा उद्योग
b. सीमटे उद्योग
c. चीनी उद्योग
d. सूती वस्त्र उद्योग

2. उत्तर प्रदेश में युरेनियम उपलब्ध है ?

a. ललितपुर जिले में
b. हमीरपुर जिले में
c. मिर्ज़ापुर जिले में
d. झाँसी जिले में

3. उत्तर प्रदेश में सबसे बांध कौन-सा है ?

a. मेजा
b. राम गंगा
c. रिह्नंद
d. माता-टीला

4. उत्तर प्रदेश का निम्नलिखित में से कौन-सा स्थान चित्रकूट में नहीं है ?

a. जानकी कुड
b. चरणपादुका
c. तपोवन
d. कमंद्गिरी

5. उत्तर प्रदेश की जलवायु कैसी है ?

a. उण कटबधीय मानसूनी
b. समशीतोण मानसूनी
c. शीतोण कटबधीय
d. गर्म-शकु मानसूनी

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