Sample Practice Paper for IAS (Pre.) 2014" Test - 6"

Sample Practice Paper for IAS (Pre.) 2014 "Test - 6"

Q1. Consider the following statements.
1) Communal award announced on 10 August 1932.
2) The Award gave recognition to the Harijans as a minority.
3) Award accepted the demand of Muslims,Sikhs, Indian for separate electorate.

Which of the above statements is / are true.

A. All of the above

B. 1 & 2 only

C.  2 & 3

D.  1 & 3

Q2. Consider the following statements.
1) A Shuddi campaign in the Punjab & United province started by Arya Samaj.
2) The Lahore session of the League in 1940 proclaimed muslims as a nation & talked about independent states.

Which of the above statements is / are true.

A. 1 only

B. Both 1 & 2

C. 2 only

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q3. Match the following Seas Location
i) Bering Sea a) East of Labrador
ii) Labrador Sea b) East of Central America
iii) Caribbean Sea c) West of Alaska
iv) Beaufort Sea d) North of Canada

A. i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d

B. i-d, ii-c, iii-b, iv-a

C. i-c, ii-d, ii-a, iv-b

D.  i-c, ii-a, iii-b, iv-d

Q4. The Smoke that thunders is the name for

A. Limpopo river

B.  Orange River

C. Niger River

D.  Zambezi River

Q5. Consider the following
i) Lake Chad is the largest shallow fresh water lake of Sahara
ii) An example of deflation hollow formed due to wind erosion
iii) Chad is a lake of inland drainage where the Chari river drains Which of the above are correct?

A. ii and iii

B. ii only

C. all of the above

D.  i only

Q6.  Consider the following, which are correct?
i) The Malacca strait separates the Malaya Peninsula and Sumatra
ii) The Makassar separates the Borneo and Celebes Islands.
iii) The Bering strait separates Asia and North America

A. i and iii

B. ii and iii

C. All of the above

D. iii only

Q7. Consider the following, which of the following are correct?
i) Europe and America are the major Sugar beet producing regions in the world and contribute 85% of the world production
ii) The world’s largest tobacco producing countries are China followed by USA and India.

A. i and ii

B. i only

C. ii only

D. None

Q8.  Consider the following, which of these are causes of movements of Ocean currents?
i) The Coriolis force; ii) Difference in temperature of ocean waters between equator and poles
iii) Shape and configuration of the continent determines the direction of the current.

A. i and ii

B.ii and iii

C. All of the Above

D. None

Q9. Match the following Port Country
i) Dublin a) Ireland
ii) Hamburg b) Germany
iii) Lisbon c) Portugal
iv) Alexandria d) Egypt

A. i-a, ii-d, iii-b, iv-c

B. i-a, ii-c, iii-b, iv-d

C.i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d

D.i-b, ii-c, iii-d, iv-a

Q10. Consider the following are incorrect?
i) Vindhyan range is the example of Relict mountain
ii) The Aravalli range is an example of block mountain
iii) Guru Shikhar is the highest peak on the Abu Hills

A. i and ii

B. ii and iii

C. i and iii

D. None

Q11. Match the following
i) Wullar Lake a) Largest fresh water lake of Rajasthan
ii) Kolleru Lake b) Site of hydro electricity power Generation
iii) Jaisamand c) Largest fresh water lake of India
iv) Lohktak d) Lagoon formed due to enclosure of sand spit now called Sriharikota Island

A. i- b, ii-d, iii-a, iv-c

B. i-c, ii-d, iii-a, iv-b

C. i- d, ii-b, iii-a, iv-c

D. i-c, ii-a, iii-b, iv-d

Q12. Match the following Soil Type Characteristics
i) Alluvial Soil a) Black in color due to presence of Fe and Mg
ii) Black cotton soil b) Very fertile, rich in potash and lime
iii) Red soil c) Deficient in humus,rich in phosphorous
iv) Arid or desert soil d) Red due to presence of Fe
v) Peaty and Organic e) Dark, very strongly acidic and saline

A. i-b, ii-a, iii-d, iv-c, v-e

B. i-c, ii-d, iii-b, iv-a, v-e

C.i-a, ii-b, iii-c, iv-d, v-e

D.i-a, ii-d, iii-c, iv-a, v-e

Q13. Ganga beyond Farakka when it enters Bangladesh is known as

A. Padma

B. Meghna

C.  Hoogly

D. Swarna Ganga

Q14. Which of these are correct?
i) Karnataka is one of the major milk producers of India
ii) It has become the largest bio cluster of India
iii) “One state many Worlds “ is the tag line use to promote tourism by Karnataka

A. ii and iii

B. ii i

C. all of the above

D.  i and ii

Q15. Which of these are incorrect?
i) Madhya Pradesh is the second largest Indian state
ii) It produces 21 types of minerals
iii) The Bank note press is located at Dewas Madhya Pradesh

A. ii and iii

B. none

C. ii only

D. all

Q16. Which of the following are correct?
i) India has the third largest coal reserves in the world
ii) India is the worlds third largest consumer of coal
iii) Coal mining began at Raniganj in 1774

A. i and ii

B. ii and iii

C. i and iii

D. none

Q17. Consider the following statements.
1) Socialism means ownership of productive forces by the government so that they benefit people equitably.
2) Distributive Justice is a part of the socialist societies.
3) Popular sovereignty means that no law or rule is legitimate unless it rests directly / or indirectly on the consent of the people.
4) The world people in the preamble means representatives of the people in the parliament & thus implies parliamentary sovereignty in an indirect democracy like ours.

Which of the above statements is / are Correct

A. 1 & 4 only

B. 1, 2 & 4 only

C.All of the above

D.. None of the above

Q18. Consider the following statements.
1) Puducherry was a former French Colony.
2) It consists of four regions - Poducherry, Karaikal (Tamil Nadu), Mahe (Kerala), & Yanam (Andhra Pradesh).
3) After 36th Constitutional Amendment Act in 1975, Sikkim became the 22nd state of the Indian Union.
4) In 1963 Puducherry became a Union Territory.

Which of the above statements is incorrect.

A.2 only

B.3 only

C. 4 only

D. None of the above

Q19. Consider the following statements. The state re-organization commission (1953) that included Fazal Ali, KM Panikkar & HN Kunzru, laid down some criteria for accepting the demand by a region for the formation of a state are:-
1) Formation of a new state must strengthen preserve national unity.
2) State are to be formed on the basis of linguistice & cultural unity.
3) Financial, Administrative & economic viability must be considered.
4) It should aid the proces of implementation of five years plan.

Which of the above statements is / are Correct.

A. 1 only

B.  1 & 4 only

C. 1, 2 & 4 only

D. All of the above

Q20. Consider the following statements.
1) In 1928, a series of All Party Conferences headed by Motilal Nehru drafted a constitutional scheme, called the Nehru Report.
2) In 1931, the Indian National Conference in its Karachi Session committed it which included social & economic rights in favour of the lower castes & for a living wage for the workers.

Which of the above statements is / are Incorrect.

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 & 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q21. Which the following statements is Incorrect

A. The doctrine of Basic Structure was introduced in the Maneka Gandhi V/s Union of India case

B. The Supreme Court ruled that the Basic Structure cannot be amended by the Parliament but there is scope of enrichment & amplification

C.Under National Emergency Art. 352, 358 & 359, however constitution permits suspension of the operation of all Fundamental Rights except Article 20 & 21

D. .Article 19 stated that Fundamental Rights are conditional & subject to reasonable restrictions

Q22. Which of the following is not included in the list of Fundamental duties (Art 51 A) in the constitution

A. To safeguard public property to abjure violence

B. Secularism

C. To uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India

D. To abide by the constitution and respect its ideals

Q23.  Fundamental duty was incorporated on the recommendation of the

A. Shah commission

B. Administrative reforms Commission

C. Santhanam committee

D. Swaran Singh committee

Q24. Which one of the following is an incorrect Statement

A.The Word ‘socialist’ was incorporated into the preamble by the 42nd Amendment Act 1976

B. The 73rd & 74th Amendment Act in 1997 with Panchayat and Nagarapalika bodies being given constitutional Status.

C. 86th Amendment Act of 2002 changed the sumeet matter of Article 45 made elementary education of fundamental right under Article 21

D. To promote equal justice and to provide free legal aid to the poor (Article 39-A).

Q25.Consider the following statement.
1) 93rd Amendment Act 2006 to provide reservation in educational institutions for SC, ST and OBC and other minority.
2) 52nd Amendment Act 1982. Anti Defection law and the tenth schedule.
3) 14th Amendment Act 1962 - by this Act, Pondicherry was included in the First Schedule as a Union Territory.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct.

A. 1 only

B.  2 only

C.  1 & 2 only

D.   1, 2 & 3 only

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