NDA/NA Exam Solved Papers - 2012- I - Paper I: General Ability Test (Part-D)

NDA/NA Exam Solved Papers - 2012- I - Paper I: General Ability Test (Part-D)

121. Consider the following statements relating to Jain literature:

1. The sacred books of the Jainas are known as Siddhanta or Agama.
2. The language of the earliest Jain texts is eastern dialect of Pali known as Ardha Magadhi.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

122. Which one among the following was a newspaper founded and edited by Raja Rammohan Roy ?

(a) The Calcutta Gazette
(b) Mirat-ul Akhbar
(c) Harijan
(d) The Bharat Mihir

123. Which one among the following is not produced by sound waves in air?

(a) Polarization
(b) Diffraction
(c) Reflection
(d) Refraction

124. A body attached to a spring balance weighs 10 kg on the Earth. The body attached to the same spring balance is taken to a planet where gravity is half that of the Earth. The balance will read

(a) 20 kg
(b) 10 kg
(c) 5 kg
(d) 2.5 kg

125. The resistance of a wire is 10W. If it is stretched ten times, the resistance will be

(a) 1 W
(b) 10 W
(c) 100 W
(d) 1000 W

126. If the focal length of the biconvex lens is 25 cm, then the power of the lens will be

(a) + 4 dioptre
(b) – 4 dioptre
(c) + 0.04 dioptre
(d) – 0.04 dioptre

127. A compound slab is composed of two paralled layers of different materials, with thickness 3 cm and 2 cm. The temperatures of the outer faces of the compound slab are maintained at 100°C and 0°C. If conductivities are 0.36 and 0.16 then the temperature of the Junction is:

(a) 40° C
(b) 60° C
(c) 100° C
(d) 50° C

128. The torque on a rectangular coil placed in a uniform magnetic field is large when the

(a) number of turns is large
(b) number of turns is less
(c) plane of the coil is perpendicular to the magnetic field
(d) area of the coil is small

129. Two metallic wires A and B are of same material and have equal length. If the cross-sectional area of B is double that of A, then which one among the following is the electrical resistance of B ?

(a) Twice that of A
(b) 4 times that of A
(c) that of A
(d) that of A

130. Two thin lenses of focal lengths 20 cm and 25cm are placed in contact. The effection power of the combination is:

(a) 45 dioptres
(b) 9 dioptres
(c) dioptres
(d) 6 dioptres

131. The Damuda series of Gondwana system has three stages, namely, Raniganj, Barren’ Rocks and Barakar. The middle stage is called Barren because

(a) it consists of coal and not iron
(b) it consists of iron and not coal
(c) it consists of neither coal nor iron
(d) it is a sedimentary layer consisting of shale and clay

132. The cyclonic storm occurring over the Caribbean Sea is known as

(a) Typhoon
(b) Willy-Willy
(c) Hurricane
(d) Cyclone

133. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists :
            List- I                                                         List- II
        (Mountain pass)                                            (State)
(a) Zoji La                                                1. Himachal Pradesh
        (b) Lipulekh                                              2. Sikkim
        (c) Shipki La                                             3. Utturakhand.
        (d) Nathu La                                             4. Jammu and Kashmir

Code :

        A     B     C     D
(a)     2     1      3     4
(b)     2     3      1     4
(c)     4     1      3     2
(d)     4     3      1     2

134. Where do you find the Isle of Youth?

(a) Near Cuba
(b) Near Bahamas
(c) Near Jamaica
(d) Near Saint Lucia

135. For which among the following house appliances, magnet is an essential part?

(a) Calling bell
(b) Fan
(c) Washing machine
(d) All of the above

136. Consider the following statements :

Hypermetropia is a defect of vision in which

1. a person cannot see the distant objects clearly
2. a person cannot see the near objects clearly
3. the near point of the eye gets shifted away from the normal position
4. the far point of the eye gets shifted towards the eye

Which of the statements given above are correct ?

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

137. To obtain the powerful parallel beams of light from a vehicle’s headlight, one must use

(a) front surface silvered plane mirror
(b) back surface silvered plane mirror
(c) concave mirror
(d) convex mirror

138. Which one among the following is the major constituent of soda lime glass ?

(a) Sodium oxide
(b) Calcium oxide
(c) Calcium carbonate
(d) Silica

139. Which among the following about Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-Cooperation Movement are correct?

1. Refusal to attend Government Durbars and official functions
2. Participation in elections
3. Participation in rallies for the boycott of foreign goods
4. Surrender of titles

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Code :

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

140. Gandhiji’s call for breaking Salt Laws was in response to the

(a) Non-Cooperation Movement
(b) Civil Disobedience Movement
(c) Khilafat Movement
(d) Quit India Movement

141. The Suez Canal, the Strait of Hormuz and the Strait of Gibraltar are important because they

(a) prevent attacks on bordering nations
(b) prohibit the movement of ships carrying nuclear weapons
(c) unite Russian access to warm water points
(d) control access to vital trade routes

142. Which one among the following is the largest exporter of small arms in the world?

(a) Russia
(b) The United States
(c) China
(d) France

143. Which among the following islands in the South China Sea are the source of conflict between’ several countries?

(a) Marshall Islands
(b) Solomon Islands
(c) Kuril Islands
(d) Spratly Islands

144. In recent past, the Indian Navy has deployed its fleet ships to patrol near the Gulf of Aden to

(a) show off its naval might to neighbouring countries
(b) indicate dominant intentions in the Indian Ocean region
(c) carry out anti-piracy role
(d) exercise operational readiness in international water

145. The only operational Naval Base exclusively controlled by the Indian Navy is located at

(a) Puducherry
(b) Okha
(c) Karwar
(d) Kakinada

146. Who among the following led India to their first overseas test victory in cricket?

(a) C.K. Nayadu
(b) M.A.K. Pataudi
(c) Sunil Gavaskar
(d) Bishen Singh Bedi

147. Who among the following was conferred the highest Bangladesh awards the Bangladesli Swadhinata Sammanona in the year 2011?

(a) Indira Gandhi
(b) Rajiv Gandhi
(c) Jyoti Basil
(d) Satyajit Ray

148. Dhanush, a missile inducted into the Indian Navy

(a) is a customized and, naval variant of Prithvi missile
(b) has a range of 700 km
(c) can be launched from an aircraft
(d) cannot carry nuclear warheads

149. India commissioned its first indigenously built stealth warship INS Shivalik and inducted into the Indian Navy recently, thus joining the elite group of countries capable of constructing such vessels. Which among the following other countries are in the elite group ?

1. Russia
2. The United States
3. Germany
4. The United Kingdom

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

Code :

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

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

1. The Indian Army is organized into five Regional Commands.
2. The Headquarters of Northern Command is located at Lucknow.

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

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


121. (a) 122. (b) 123. (a) 124. (c) 125. (d) 126. (a) 127. (b) 128. (c) 129. (d) 130. (b)
131. (d) 132. (c) 133. (d) 134. (a) 135. (d) 136. (d) 137. (c) 138. (b) 139. (b) 140. (b)
141. (d) 142. (a) 143. (d) 144. (c) 145. (c) 146. (b) 147. (a) 148. (c) 149. (b) 150. (d)

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