Model Test Paper 41

General Study Paper I

1. Who is the first Indian to win Dada Saheb Phalke Award ?

(a) Devika Rani
(b) Madhubala
(c) Nargis
(d) Durga Khote

2. Which one of the following group of organisms has the largest number of species ?

(a) Mammal
(b) Insect
(c) Bird
(d) Reptile

3. Which of the following is not a pesticide ?

(a) B.H.C.
(b) Aldrin
(c) D.D.T.
(d) Ephedrine

4. Which one of the following plant products has genes of a bacterium ?

(a) Bt. Brinjal
(b) Golden delicious Apple
(c) Dashari Mango
(d) Amrapali Mango

5. Which of the following is a presumptive serological test for enteric fever or undulant fever?

(a) Widal test
(b) Tuberculin Test
(c) ELISA Test
(d) D.N.A. Test

6. Cholesterol is a

(a) Lipid (Sterol)
(b) Carbohydrate
(c) Protein
(d) Vitamin

7. Which one of the following diseases is caused due to defect in gene ?

(a) Haemophilia
(b) Tuberculosis
(c) Hepatitis C
(d) Hypertension

8. Containers for keeping strong acids are made of

(a) Platinum
(b) Brass
(c) Copper
(d) Glass

9. In birds, sound is produced by

(a) Air sacs
(b) Trachea
(c) Larynx
(d) Syrinx

10. Which one of the following has the highest pH ?

(a) Coffee
(b) Wine
(c) Milk
(d) Lemon juice

11. When the economic activity in an economy is on the decline, then it is called a

(a) boom
(b) recession
(c) depression
(d) deflation

12. What usually constitutes the main source of a government's income?

(a) Loans
(b) Taxes and levies
(c) Profits from business undertakings
(d) Grants from World Bank

13. In the factors for the production market, what do households sell to the firms?

(a) labor
(b) goods and services
(c) income
(d) rent

14. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the total market value of all _______ goods and services produced in an economy within a year. What word goes in the blank?

(a) intermediate
(b) final
(c) consumer
(d) produced

15. Two ways to measure inflation within an economy is through the GDP Deflator or the Consumer Price Index (CPI). If the price for Boeing aircraft increase while everything else in the economy remains the same what would happen to GDP Deflator and CPI?

(a) both GDP Deflator and CPI would increase
(b) GDP Deflator would increase, but CPI would remain the same
(c) CPI would increase, but GDP Deflator would remain the same
(d) both the GDP Deflator and CPI would remain the same

16. If the Price Elasticity of Demand for the good is elastic, then when the price for this good increases what will happen to the producer's total profit?

(a) it increases
(b) it falls
(c) it remains unchanged
(d) neither of these

17. In the case of a Giffen good (e.g. potatoes), if the real consumer's income rises what kind of Income Elasticity of Demand will this good have?

(a) positive
(b) negative
(c) zero
(d) unitary

18. Who wrote "The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money"?

(a) Woodrow Wilson
(b) John Maynard Keynes
(c) Paul Samuelson
(d) David Hume

19. The main source of income of the gram panchayat is the

(a) Property tax
(b) Professional tax
(c) Taxes on pilgrimages
(d) Taxes on animal trade

20. Mihirbhoja was the ruler of

(a) Pala dynasty
(b) Gurjar-Pratihar dynasty
(c) Chandella dynasty
(d) Chera dynasty

21. The capital of the newest U.N. Member, South Sudan is

(a) Bangui
(b) Bandarseri Begwan
(c) Baku
(d) Juba

22. Which one of the following organizations merged with the Indian National Congress ?

(a) Indian National Association
(b) Bombay Presidency Association
(c) East India Association
(d) Indian Association

23. Who was the first Indian Professor at the Oxford University ?

(a) Sir C.V. Raman
(b) Dr. Hargovind Khurana
(c) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
(d) Gita Gopinath

24. Arrange the following continents in the increasing order of the number of countries ?

2. Africa
3. Europe
4. North America

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

25. Which one of the following countries is known as “The land of the blue sky” ?

(a) Japan
(b) India
(c) Mongolia
(d) Maldives

26. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?

(a) Fulani – West Africa
(b) Bantu – Sahara
(c) Masai – East Africa
(d) Nuba – Sudan

27. What is the percentage of ground water of the total water available on earth ?

(a) 10%
(b) 20%
(c) 31.1%
(d) about 0.7%

28. In which dynasty the ‘decimal system’ was introduced ?

(a) Mauryan dynasty
(b) Gupta dynasty
(c) Kushan dynasty
(d) Vardhan dynasty

29. During the reign of Harsha, which educational centre was most famous ?

(a) Taxila
(b) Nalanda
(c) Vikramshila
(d) Kashi

30. The author of the book ‘Mother India’ is

(a) Catherine Mayo
(b) Louis Fischer
(c) Hugh Toye
(d) None of the above

31. ‘Sravanbelagola’ is associated with

(a) Buddhism
(b) Ajivikas
(c) Jainism
(d) Shaivism

32. In which State is the ‘Pawnar Ashram’ of Vinoba Bhave situated ?

(a) Gujarat
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Rajasthan

33. Which one of the following American Journalists witnessed the salt satyagraha at Dharasana ?

(a) William L. Shirer
(b) Webb Miller
(c) Louis Fischer
(d) Negley Farsan

34. 'Lokpal Bill’ was introduced in the Lok Sabha for the first time in the year

(a) 1968
(b) 1970
(c) 1975
(d) 2012

35. Who propounded the idea of ‘Total Revolution’ in Indian Politics

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar
(d) Jai Prakash Narayan

36. Which Article is related to the Election Commission of India ?

(a) Article 301
(b) Article 324
(c) Article 333
(d) Article 370

37. Which Schedule of the Indian Constitution is related to the composition and powers of the Panchayats ?

(a) 9th Schedule
(b) 10th Schedule
(c) 11th Schedule
(d) 12th Schedule

38. Who among the following has described the Indian Constitution as ‘Qausi-Federal’ ?

(a) K.C. Wheare
(b) Ivor Jennings
(c) Allan Gledhill
(d) Granvil Austin

39. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?

(a) Writ of Habeas Corpus – issued only to the State
(b) Writ of Mandamus – issued to the public servant
(c) Writ of Quo-Warranto – issued to the subordinate courts
(d) Writ of Prohibition – issued to the private individuals

40. Match the following

A. First Lok Sabha Speaker – 1. Fatima Beevi
B. First Woman Judge of Supreme Court of India– 2. Sarojini Naidu
C. First Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India– 3. G.V. Mavalankar
D. First Woman Governor – 4. H.J. Kania

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

41. Which of the following is not an office of the profit under the Indian Constitution ?

(a) President
(b) Governor
(c) Judges of the Supreme Court
(d) Ministers of the Union and State Governments

42. In which Island of Indian Ocean the U.S. Naval base is located ?

(a) Okinawa
(b) Seychelles
(c) Diego Garcia
(d) La Reunion

43. The unit of natural selection is the

(a) Individual
(b) Population
(c) Species
(d) Family

44. Which of the following macromolecules is a protein ?

(a) Glycogen
(b) Keratin
(c) Cholesterol
(d) Chitin

45. The cotton fibre from cotton plant is obtained from

(a) roots
(b) stems
(c) leaves
(d) seed coats

46. The name of the paper published by M.K. Gandhi in South Africa was

(a) Navajivan
(b) Harijan
(c) Indian Opinion
(d) African News

47. Who was the First Indian to receive Magsaysay Award ?

(a) Indira Gandhi
(b) T.N. Sheshan
(c) Kiran Bedi
(d) Vinoba Bhave

48. Bio-gas is a mixture of

(a) Methane, Carbon di-oxide, Hydrogen and Hydrogen Sulphide
(b) Metahne, Chlorine, Nitrogen and Ammonia
(c) Ethylene, Hydrogen, Chlorine and Carbon di-oxide
(d) Methane, Ammonia, Carbon di-oxide and Sulpjur di-oxide

49. Oxidant used in the manufacture of match sticks is

(a) Potassium dichromate
(b) Potassium chlorate
(c) Potassium nitrate
(d) Nitric acid

50. Which of the following is pure and free from impurities ?

(a) Boiled water
(b) Distilled water
(c) Mineral water
(d) Spring water

51. ‘Rainbow Revolution’ in India is related with

(a) Film Industry
(b) Space Research
(c) Agricultural Development
(d) Communication Development

52. Which of the following is not located on the ‘Golden Quadrilateral’ of National Highways ?

(a) Agra
(b) Surat
(c) Bhuvaneshwar
(d) Kanyakumari

53. The reference date of Indian Census 2011 was

(a) 31st December, 2010
(b) 1st January, 2011
(c) 1st March, 2011
(d) 1st March, 2012

54. Which one of the following pairs of Planets and the Space Crafts is not correctly matched ?

(a) Venus – Venera-4
(b) Mars – Mariner-4
(c) Jupiter – Voyager-1
(d) Mercury – Messenger

55. Which of the following statements is correct about ‘Datum’ line ?

(a) It is a horizontal line from where heights and depths measured
(b) It is a line of demarcation between plain and plateau
(c) It is the date line for the Earth
(d) It is an imaginary line which passes through the centre of the Earth

56. Which of the following is correctly matched ?

(a) Prairies – Russia
(b) Geyser – USA
(c) Pampas – Canada
(d) Velds – Central Asia

57. ‘Floating Islands’ are particular feature of one of the lakes in India which is

(a) Renuka Sagar
(b) Bhimtal
(c) Puskar Lake
(d) Loktak Lake

58. Jawahar tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar highways is related with

(a) Pir Panjal Range
(b) Karakoram Range
(c) Zanskar Range
(d) Laddakh Range

59. ‘Black Forest Mountain’ is located in

(a) Poland
(b) Spain
(c) Germany
(d) Italy

60. The distance between place ‘A’ and place ‘B’ is represented on a map, denoting Representative Fraction (R.F.) 1/20,00,000 is represented by 15 cm. The actual distance between the places will be

(a) 150 km
(b) 300 km
(c) 3500 km
(d) 4000 km

61. Arrange the following Continents in descending order of their geographical area

1. South America
2. Europe
3. Australia
4. Antarctica

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

62. In which city was the capital of Mauryas ?

(a) Kannauj
(b) Patliputra
(c) Vaishali
(d) Ujjain

63. Consider the following statements about the rivers and select the correct answer

1. Tons is a tributary of Yamuna.
2. Bhilangana is a tributary of Bhagirathi.
3. Pindar is a tributary of Ganga.
4. Mandakini is a tributary of Alaknanda.

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

64. Which of the following statements are correct about the Simlipal National Park?

1. Simlipal National Park is a black buck reserve
2. It is located in Karnataka

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

65. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?

(a) Halon gas – Fire extinguisher
(b) Polythene – Artificial fibre
(c) Yeast – Carbohydrate
(d) Nylon – Natural fibre

66. What is the correct order of succession of the Presidents of India ?

1. Dr. Zakir Hussain
2. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
3. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
4. V.V. Giri

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

67. With which sport the term ‘Chinaman’ is associated ?

(a) Boxing
(b) Football
(c) Cricket
(d) Judo

68. ‘Histology’ is associated with

(a) Study of tissues
(b) Study of finger prints
(c) Study of heart diseases
(d) Science of plant kingdom

69. The advantage of using an IC is

(a) Easy replacement in case of circuit failure
(b) Energy-saving
(c) High reliability
(d) All of the above

70. The time required for the fetching and execution of one simple machine instruction is

(a) Delay time
(b) CPU cycle
(c) Real time
(d) Seek time

71. In which reign of the Mughal ruler, the ‘Ramcharitmanas’ was written ?

(a) Babar
(b) Humayun
(c) Akbar
(d) Jahangir

72. Coniferous forests are mainly found in

(a) Tropical region
(b) Temperate region
(c) Coastal region
(d) Mediterranean region

73. Which of the following are bio fertilisers?

1. Rhizobium
2. Azetobactor
3. P.S.B. (Phosphate solubilising Bacteria)

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

74. Clinker theory is associated with

(a) Growth
(b) Development
(c) Ageing
(d) Death

75. The natural phenomenon of 'winter line' is seen in which part of the country?

(a) Shimla
(b) Darjeeling
(c) Mussoorie
(d) Nainital

76. Which one of the following creatures has no blood but respires?

(a) Hydra
(b) Cockroach
(c) Earthworm
(d) Fish

77. Where was Emperor Jahangir buried?

(a) Agra
(b) Delhi
(c) Lahore
(d) Srinagar

78. Which fuel is used by Nuclear reactors in India?

(a) U-270
(b) U-500
(c) Gasohol
(d) U-238

79. Where lies the Vashishta Caves?

(a) Shimla
(b) Rishikesh
(c) Badrinath
(d) Srinagar

80. Who wrote the book 'Geographical Factors in Indian History'?

(a) K. M. Panikkar
(b) Toyanbee
(c) M. N. Srinivas
(d) Jamana Das

81. The 'Raga' which is is sung early in the morning is

(a) Todi
(b) Darbari
(c) Bhopali
(d) Bhimpalasi

82. Who has been called the 'Martin Luther of India'?

(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) Swamy Dayanand Saraswati
(c) Swamy Vivekanand
(d) Swamy Sharaddhanand

83. Who is the author of 'Bharat Bharti'?

(a) Rabindranath Tagore
(b) Mulkraj Anand
(c) Maithili Sharan Gupt
(d) Bankim Chandra

84. The 'Bhoodan Movement' made its beginning in the State of

(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Bihar
(d) Telangana

85. Which of the following statements are correct about the soil order?

1. Inceptisols are the most abundant soil order in the world
2. Entisols are the second most abundant soil order
3. Inceptisols has no diagnostic horizons and most are basically unaltered from their parent material

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

86. The action required to carry out the decision of the Security Council for the maintenance of international peace and security shall be taken by which of the following ?

(a) All the Members of the United Nations or some of them as the Security Council may determine
(b) All the Members of the Security Council
(c) The General Assembly by its majority vote
(d) All of the above

87. Which of the following statements are correct about the Sexual Propagation of plants?

1. Papaya, Marigold, Tomato are propagated by sexual propagation
2. New variety of crops are developed only by sexual method of propagation
3. The plants propagated by this method are long lived and are resistant to water stress

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

88. An empowered committee constituted on Mullaperiyar Dam is headed by which of the following ?

(a) Justice Arijit Pasayat
(b) Former Chief Justice A.S. Anand
(c) Former Chief Justice Y.K. Sabarwal
(d) Justice P.K. Bala Subramanyam

89. Supreme Court Rules, 2013 which replaced the earlier rule of 1966 have been framed under which of the following Articles of the Constitution ?

(a) Article 146
(b) Article 143
(c) Article 144
(d) Article 145

90. Which of the following High courts with their Seat is not correctly matched ?

(a) Chhattisgarh – Bilaspur
(b) Rajasthan – Jaipur
(c) Orissa – Cuttack
(d) Kerala – Ernakulam

91. Which of the following is/are not within the jurisdiction of Right to Information Act ?

(1) The Supreme Court of India
(2) Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
(3) President of India

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

92. Bar Council of India is a statutory body constituted under which of the following ?

(a) The Supreme Court Rules, 1966
(b) The Constitution of India
(c) The Advocates Act, 1961
(d) Union Ministry of Law & Justice

93. Which of the following Committee is related to revamping of the Motor Vehicles Act ?

(a) The Mashalekar Committee
(b) The Naresh Chandra Committee
(c) The S. Sunder Committee
(d) None of the above

94. The main reason why one nation trades with another is

(a) save its natural resources from rapid deterioration
(b) exploit the advantage of specialization
(c) eliminate the danger of retaliation from other nations
(d) improve political alliances

95. Tre appreciation of the currency of country A will tend to

(a) stimulate imports to country A
(b) discourage imports to country A
(c) increase exports from country A
(d) discourage foreign travel by the citizens of country A

96. A rough measure of the degree of economic interdependence of a nation is given by

(a) the size of the nation's population
(b) the percentage of its population to its GDP
(c) the percentage of a nation's imports and exports to its GDP
(d) all of the above

97. Consider some objectives for which trade barriers are imposed

1. To protect domestic industries from foreign competition
2. To guard against dumping
3. To promote indigenous research and development
4. To follow guidelines of WTO
Select the correct answer

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

98. Which of the following statements are correct about the functions of WTO?

1. To facilitate the implementation of Multilateral Trade Agreement
2. To administer the Trade Review Mechanism
3. To administer the understanding on rules and proceedures governing the settlement of disputes
4. None of the above

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

99. Which one of the following is not a characteristic of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme?

(a) The scheme was launched on February 2, 2006
(b) The scheme covers 200 most backward districts
(c) It guarantees 100 days employment to unskilled workers during a yaer
(d) Asset formation in rural areas is the main goal of the scheme

100. From the point of view of magnitude which one of the following is the largest in the Union Budgets?

(a) Primary deficit
(b) Revenue deficit
(c) Fiscal deficit
(d) Budgetary deficit