Model Test Paper 11

General Study Paper I

1. Which of the following statements are correct about the hydro potential in India?

1. The total identified hydro potential is 1,48,701 MW (mega watt)
2. About 50 % of the total has been harnessed

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

2. Which of the following statements are correct about the Bengal Renaissance?

1. It sought the teachings of the Upanishads
2. It took help of the Christian Missionaries
3. It is said to have begun with Raja Ram Mohan Roy
4. It ended with the death of Rabindranath Tagore in 1941

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

3. INS Satpura which has recently been commissioned in Indian Navy is a

(a) Nuclear submarine
(b) Security patrol
(c) Aircraft carrier
(d) Stealth frigate

4. Which of the following statements are correct about the Poverty estimates in Inidia?

1. There has been no uniform measure of poverty in India
2. The Planning Commission of India has accepted the Tendulkar Committee report
3. It says that 37% of people in India live below the poverty line (BPL)

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

5. Which of the following statements are correct about the Multidimensional Poverty Index?

1. The Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) was developed in 2010 by Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and the United Nations Development Programme
2. It uses different factors to determine poverty beyond income-based lists
3. It has supplemented the previous Human Poverty Index

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

6. Which of the following statements are correct about the Human Development Index?

1. The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income indices to rank countries into four tiers of human development
2. It was created by economist Mahbub ul Haq, followed by economist Amartya Sen in 1990
3. It was published by the Food and Agricultural Organisation

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

7. Which of the following statements are correct about the Banking in India?

1. The first bank of limited liability managed by Indians was Oudh Commercial Bank founded in 1881
2. Subsequently, Punjab National Bank was established in 1894
3. The Banking Companies Act was passed in February 1949
4. The largest bank - Imperial Bank of India - was nationalised in 1955 and renamed as Reserve Bank of India

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

8. The Self Help Groups (SHG) - Bank Linkage Programme was started in the year 1992 by

(a) SIDBI
(b) NABARD
(c) IDBI
(d) RRBs

9. The Mid-day Meal Scheme is implemented by

(a) Ministry of Social Welfare
(b) Ministry of Human Resource Development
(c) Ministry of Rural Development
(d) Ministry of Health

10. Under Article 22 of the Constitution, the maximum period of detention can be only

(a) 1 month
(b) 2 months
(c) 3 months
(d) 6 months

11. Which of the following statements are correct about the International Grains Council?

1. It is an intergovernmental forum of exporting and importing countries for cooperation in wheat and coarse grain matters
2. India is a member of the International Grains Council
3. It was previously known as International Wheat Council

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

12. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. Sarat Mela is an annual fair which is held in late January every year in Bengal for seven days to showcase the different lifetimes of Sarat Chandra
2. Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was a revolutionary nationalist of Bengal

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

13. Which of the following statements are correct about the pricing of sugar in India?

1. The fair and remunerative price (FRP) is the minimum price that sugarcane farmers are legally guaranteed
2. The sugar mills are free to offer any price above the FRP
3. The FRP has replaced the Statutory Minimum Price (SMP)

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

14. Oldest microbe fossils have been discovered in

(a) Russia
(b) Australia
(c) New Zealand
(d) India

15. Consider the following map below and match the mountain ranges

(a) 1-Kunlun Range, 2-Karokaram, 3-Zaskar mountains, 4-Ladakh Range
(b) 1-Kunlun Range, 2-Karokaram, 3-Ladakh Range, 4-Zaskar mountains
(c) 1-Karokaram, 2-Kunlun Range, 3-Ladakh Range, 4-Zaskar mountains
(d) 1-Zaskar mountains, 2-Kunlun Range, 3-Ladakh Range, 4-Karokaram

16. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's biggest and most powerful

(a) particle accelerator
(b) particle decelerator
(c) electron bomber
(d) All of the above

17. Which of the following is not a component of sustainable agriculture?

(a) maximize crop production
(b) scientific methods of farming
(c) GM crop
(d) growing high-yielding varieties

18. In which of the items India ranks first in world?

1. Buffalo population
2. Goat population
3. Milk production
4. Egg production

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

19. Mirra Alfassa was the spiritual collaborator of

(a) Ramkrishna Paramhansa
(b) Pandit Ishwarchand Vidyasagar
(c) Swamy Vivekananda
(d) Sri Aurobindo

20. Arrange the following packaged foods in the order of increasing comsumption

1. Biscuits
2. Packaged tea
3. Aerated Soft Drinks

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

21. Which of the following statements are correct about the Oilseeds Sector in India?

1. India is one of the world’s largest edible oil economies
2. India being deficient in oils has to import 40% of its consumption requirements
3. India is the fifth largest producer of oilseeds in the world
4. Though India has the largest cultivated area under oilseeds in the world, crop yields tantamount to only 50-60% of the world’s average

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

22. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

Mineral : Composition
1. Amphibole : Calcium-magnisium-iron silicate
2. Mica : Magnisium-iron-aluminium silicate
3. Quartz : Silicon dioxide

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

23. Which of the following forests are correctly matched with their trees?

1. Tropical mosit deciduous forsts ---------------- Sandalwood
2. Tropical dry deciduous forests -------------- Sal
3. Tropical thorn forests ----- Shisham

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

24. Which of the following statements are correct with reference to the north-eastern monsoon (winter monsoon) in India?

1. Unlike the summer monsoon, there is no easterly jet stream over the peninsula during the winter monsoon
2. More than two-thirds of annual rainfall in coimbatore, Salem and Nilgiri districts occur from October to December

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

25. Which of the following are the Waste to Energy Technologies?

1. Incineration
2. Anaerobic Digestion
3. Landfill Gas to Energy
4. Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)
5. Plasma Arc

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

26. The largest component of the lower atmosphere by total volume is

(a) oxygen
(b) nitrogen
(c) helium
(d) argon

27. Which of the followin group of states are major producers of Sunflower?

(a) Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Rajasthan
(b) Kerala, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh
(c) Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Chhattisgarh
(d) Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh

28. Winds are initiated by

(a) the Coriolis Effect
(b) gravity
(c) centrifugal force
(d) the pressure gradient

29. Which of the following statements are correct about the Incineration?

1. Incineration is described as “thermal treatment” for reducing mass and volume of wastes
2. Inceration effectively destroys hazardous components of the waste
3. A temperature range of 150-200 ºC is employed for combustion process
4. Incineration of waste materials converts the waste into methane

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

30. Flue gas is the gas exiting to the atmosphere via a flue, which is a pipe or channel for conveying exhaust gases from a fireplace, oven, furnace, boiler or steam generator. It usually consist of mostly

(a) Carbon Dioxide
(b) Methane
(c) Nitrogen
(d) Sulphur

31. The climate of central Maharashtra and Telangana is of which of the folloiwng type?

(a) Tropical wet and dry climate (Monsoon Savannah)
(b) Tropical wet and dry climate with winter rain (Monsoon Savannah with winter rain)
(c) Tropical Semi-Arid Steppe
(d) Humid Sub-Tropical with dry winter

32. Which of the following determines the sex of a human

(a) Egg Cell
(b) Sperm Cell
(c) X Chromosome
(d) Fibrinogen

33. Which of the following lacks a backbone

(a) Alligator
(b) Jellyfish
(c) Eagle
(d) Baby Panda

34. A knee jerk response to a sharp blow is an example of

(a) Learned Response
(b) Instinct
(c) Habit
(d) Reflex

35. The following map shows the major producing area of

(a) Jowar
(b) Bajra
(c) Maize
(d) Ragi

36. Which of the following is a predominant product from anaerobic digestion?

(a) carbon dioxide
(b) methane
(c) sulphur dioxide
(d) hydrogen

37. Arrange the following elements found in human body in the increasing order of their presence

1. Hydrogen
2. Carbon
3. Iron
4. Oxygen

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

38. Between which one of the following pair of islands is Duncan Passage located?

(a) South Andaman and Little Andaman
(b) Little Andaman and Car Nicobar island
(c) Car Nicobar island and Little Nicobar island
(d) Little Nicobar island and Great Nicobar island

39. Which of the following is the major contributor of global warming?

1. methane from Landfilling
2. nitrogen dioxide from incineration
3. carbon dioxide from incineration

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

40. Which of the following statements are correct about the Chambal River?

1. The river flows north-northeast through Madhya Pradesh
2. It forms the boundary between Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh
3. The Chambal River is a tributary of the Ganges River

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

41. Which of the following has 96 Wildlife Sanctuaries, 9 National Parks and 1 Biosphere Reserve?

(a) Assam
(b) Gujarat
(c) Andaman and Nicobar islands
(d) Jammu and Kashmir

42. Which of the following statements are correct about Namchik-Namphuk?

1. Namchik-Namphuk are coal fields
2. It is located in Mizoram

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

43. Which of these hold bones together

(a) cartilage
(b) ligament
(c) tendons
(d) Muscles

44. What name is given to the clear layer at the front of the eye that helps to focus light

(a) iris
(b) retina
(c) lens
(d) cornea

45. What exactly is the theory of evolution

(a) Life always becomes more complex
(b) Humans evolved from apes
(c) Living things are related to each other through common ancestry from earlier forms that were different from them
(d) New species have arisen through a process of random mutations

46. Which of the following state has the broadest continental shelf?

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Gujarat
(c) Karnataka
(d) Tamil Nadu

47. What one characteristic below do all mammals share

(a) Five digits per limb- either complete or vestigial
(b) Give birth to live young
(c) Hair at all stages of development
(d) Well-developed sense of sight

48. Which of the following is a gram negative rod

(a) Neisseria lactamica
(b) Staphylococcus aureus
(c) Klebsiella pneumoniae
(d) Listeria monocytogenes

49. Which of the following is not a landform, which results due to rejuvenation of a river?

(a) Incised meander
(b) Knick point
(c) Oxbow lake
(d) River terrace

50. Which of the following pair is not correctly matched?

(a) Ol Doinyo Lengai -------------- Northern Tanzania
(b) Mount Egmont -------- Hawaii
(c) Poas Volcano ------------ Costa Rica
(d) Mount Klyuchevskaya ----- Kamchatka Peninsula

51. The following map shows the major producing area of

(a) Cardamom
(b) Cashewnuts
(c) Rubber
(d) Coconut

52. Which one of the following sets of commodities is imported by India from South-West Asian countries?

(a) Precious stones and pearls
(b) Dates and olives
(c) Perfumes and coffee
(d) Raw wool and carpets

53. Which of the following crop has shown highest productivity since Independence?

(a) Pulses
(b) Fibre crops
(c) Wheat
(d) Rice

54. For how long can President’s rule be imposed in a state initially?

(a) One year
(b) Two years
(c) Three years
(d) Six months

55. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Bhitarkanika - Saltwater crocodiles
(b) Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary - Wild Elephants
(c) Kaziranga - Wild Elephants
(d) Dachigam - Asiatic lions

56. Who appoints the Advocate General?

(a) Governor of the State
(b) Chief Minister
(c) President of India
(d) Chief Justice of High Court

57. Which of the following statements are correct about the Governor of a State?

1. The Governor is the Head of the State
2. The executive power of the State is vested in Governor
3. The Council of the Ministers of a state is collectively responsible to the Governor

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

58. In which dynasty’s coins is Shiva shown in human form?

(a) Satavahana
(b) Sunga
(c) Kushana
(d) Kadamba

59. By which amendment was the voting age reduced to 18 from 21?

(a) 52nd amendment
(b) 56th amendment
(c) 61st amendment
(d) 73rd amendment

60. In which of the following year came the first Constitutional Amendment?

(a) 1951
(b) 1952
(c) 1956
(d) 1958

61. Sufi saints and the saints of Hindu Bhakti movement differed on

(a) The unity of God
(b) Devotion to God
(c) Need of Guru or Pir to attain God
(d) Method of worship

62. Match the following Carboxylic acids and their occurences

A. Tannic Acid - 1. Lemons
B. Salicylic Acid - 2. Bark of the willow tree
C. Citric Acid - 3. Unripe fruits
D. Malic Acid - 4. Bark of a number of trees

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

63. Which of the following country is regarded as a global leader in utilising waste to energy as a well-established source of energy?

(a) USA
(b) France
(c) Sweeden
(d) UK

64. Which of the following is the correct sequence of rivers from north to south?

(a) Brahamani, Mahanadi, Indravati, Godavari
(b) Brahamani, Mahanadi, Godavari, Indravati
(c) Mahanadi, Godavari, Indravati, Brahamani
(d) Godavari, Indravati, Brahamani, Mahanadi

65. Which one of the following type of volcanic eruption is not usually explosive?

(a) Pelean
(b) Hawaiian
(c) Strombolian
(d) Vulcanoian

66. "One Community, One Destiny" is the theme of

(a) ASEAN
(b) SAARC
(c) OECD
(d) G20

67. The Constitution (117th Amendment) Bill seeks to provide for reservation in promotions to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and the Scheduled Tribes (STs). The Bill de-links the term “efficiency of administration” from the claims of SCs/STs for jobs and promotions, mentioned in?

(a) Article 333
(b) Article 334
(c) Article 335
(d) Article 336

68. Which of the following is not a feature of the recent Banking (Amendment) Bill?

(a) Attracting more foreign investment into the banking industry
(b) Permitting banks to enter into commodity futures trading
(c) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) can issue new banking licenses to the private sector
(d) CCI will have the power to investigate and clear mergers and acquisitions in the banking sector

69. The “ASEAN-India Vision Statement 2020” commits both sides to

(a) Trade cooperation
(b) Security cooperation
(c) Currency swap
(d) Free trade

70. The compound of which of the following chemicals is added to the otherwise odourless LPG cooking gas for imparting a detectable smell to the gas?

(a) sulphur
(b) fluorine
(c) chlorine
(d) bromine

71. Which of the following has the sole right of issuing paper notes in India?

(a) Union Government
(b) Reserve Bank of India
(c) Ministry of Finance
(d) Supreme Court

72. Which of the following is the correct sequence of the religious places from north to south?

(a) Amarnath, Vaishnodevi, Dharamsala, Kedarnath
(b) Vaishnodevi, Amarnath, Dharamsala, Kedarnath
(c) Amarnath, Kedarnath, Vaishnodevi, Dharamsala
(d) Kedarnath, Amarnath, Vaishnodevi, Dharamsala

73. Which of the following is entrusted with the task of receiving all money on behalf of the Government as also with the task of making payments on their behalf?

(a) State Bank of India
(b) Reserve Bank of India
(c) Ministry of Finance
(d) Union Parliament

74. The boundary zone between the North American plate and the Eurasian plate exhibits the condition of

(a) Convergence
(b) Divergence
(c) Sinking
(d) Sliding

75. Which of the following are sand-dune forms?

1. Nebka
2. Lunette
3. Draa
4. Seifs

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

76. Which one of the following was not actually part of the original Plan of the Non- Cooperation Movement, but acquired great popularity among the movement in many parts of the country?

(a) Picketing of shops selling foreign cloth
(b) Boycott of Government schools and colleges
(c) Picketing of toddy shops
(d) Boycott of public transport and communication system

77. Which sister organization of the World Bank provides long term loans at zero interest to the poorest developing countries?

(a) Asian Development Bank
(b) IMF
(c) International Developmental Association
(d) International Finance Corporation

78. Which of the following are block mountains?

1. Harz mountains
2. Vosges mountains
3. Eastern highlands of Madgascar

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

79. Who is known as the ‘Father of Economics’?

(a) Adam Smith
(b) Chanakya
(c) Machiavelli
(d) None of these

80. Which one of the following is not a tributary of the Barak river

(a) Jiri
(b) Rukni
(c) Dhaleswari
(d) Pagladiya

81. Akbar constructed Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri to commemorate his conquest of

(a) Malwa
(b) Bengal
(c) Kashmir
(d) Gujarat

82. Which of the following is the Indian Navy's Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) named

(a) INS Karuva
(b) INS Garuda
(c) INS Varuna
(d) INS Matsya

83. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. Intrusive igneous rocks tend to have larger mineral crystals than extrusive igneous rocks
2. Vast majority of sedimentary rocks are nonclastic
3. Shale is the fine grained clastic sedimentary rock

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

84. When river is overloaded with fine sediments and river water is lighter than the seawater, which type of delta is formed?

(a) Arcuate delta
(b) Bird-foot delta
(c) Truncated delta
(d) Estuarine delta

85. India's population, as on 1 March 2011 stood at

(a) Between 1 and 1.1 crore
(b) Between 1.1 and 1.2 crore
(c)Slightly more than 1.2 crore
(d) More than 1.25 crore

86. The sex ratio ccording to 2011 census is

(a) 920 females per 1000 males
(b) 930 females per 1000 males
(c) 940 females per 1000 males
(d) 950 females per 1000 males

87. Which of the following statements are correct about the Probiotic food?

1. Probiotic food is food that contains dead bacteria
2. The first example of probiotic food was the introduction of acidophilus to milk
3. Generally probiotics help to maintain a healthy digestive system

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

88. The newly created National Social Security Fund will cover

(a) Agricultural workers
(b) Urban slum dwellers
(c) Industrial workers
(d) Unorganised workers

89. 'Samudra Prahari' is Indian Coast Guard's

(a) Pollution Control Vessel
(b) Security Patrol vessel
(c) Stealth frigate
(d) All of the above

90. Which of the following statements are correct about the Economic Census of India?

1. So far 6 economic census have been carried out.
2. The first economic census was conducted in 1977.

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

91. Which of the following are rift valley?

1. Dead Sea
2. Red Sea
3. Midland plain of Scotland

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

92. Under normal conditions, which one of the following is the correct sequential development of features made by fluvial action?

(a) Waterfalls-Meander bars-River terraces-Oxbow lakes
(b) Meander bars-River terraces-Waterfalls-Oxbow lakes
(c) Waterfalls-River terraces-Meander bars-Oxbow lakes
(d) River terraces-Meander bars-Waterfalls-Oxbow lakes

93. The government has recently approved decontrol of urea prices. Which of the following statements are correct about urea?

1. Urea is the cheapest fertiliser in the country.
2. Urea is the most used fertiliser in the country.

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

94. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. The acid lava usually melts at a relatively higher temperature as compared to basic (basaltic) lava
2. The acid lava solidifies into glass like sheets and the basaltic lava solidifies into rough surfaces

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

95. Which one of the following distinct features are found over the glaciated topography?

1. Outwash deposits
2. Yardang
3. Striation
4. Sandbank

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

96. Food Ministry has sought the inclusion of which of the following as a subject at school level?

(a) Food Nutrients
(b) Sources of Food
(c) Food Wastage
(d) Food Preservation

97. V V Giri Memorial Award is given by

(a) Ministry of Labour & Employment
(b) Ministry of Rural Development
(c) Ministry of Science and Technology
(d) Ministry of Communications

98. Acharya Vinoba Bhave who aimed at bringing about land reform or land distribution through his Bhoodan Movement received the first donation of land on 18th April 1951 in the village

(a) Srikakulam in north coastal region of Andhra Pradesh
(b) Allur in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh
(c) Pochampalli in Telengana region of Andhra Pradesh
(d) Amalapuram in coastal region of Andhra Pradesh

99. Which one of the following is the speech area of Austric Linguistic Family?

(a) Assam, Nagaland and Manipur
(b) Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala
(c) Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal
(d) Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan

100. Which of the following statements are correct

1. MCX-Stock Exchange (MCX-SX) is the India's newest exchange which started trading shares in 2013
2. This is India’s third national level stock exchange, after Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE)

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

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