Model Test Paper 51

General Study Paper I

1. Pandav caves are situated near

(a) Kurukshetra
(b) Ayodhaya
(c) Aurangabad
(d) Nashik

2. Lakhina pattern is associated with

(a) Administrative development
(b) Educational reform
(c) Distribution of water
(d) Regional imbalance

3. Who among the following was the constitutional advisor to the Constituent Assembly of India?

(a) Dr. B. N. Rau
(b) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
(c) Dr. K. M. Munshi
(d) M. C. Setalvad

4. Which of the following statements are correct about the Van Mahotsav in India?

1. Van Mahotsav is an annual tree-planting festival in India, celebrated in the first week of July
2. It is being celebrated since 1950
3. It was started by Dr. Rajendra Prasad

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

5. Which of the following appointment is not made by the President of India?

(a) Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(b) Chief Justice of India
(c) Chief of the Army
(d) Chief of the Election Commission of the Union Government

6. The Royal Commission on Agriculture submitted its report in the year

(a) 1905
(b) 1929
(c) 1926
(d) 1928

7. Seed born and soil born diseases can be controlled by

(a) organo-mercurials
(b) copper fungicides
(c) copper sulphates
(d) zinc sulphates

8. Who introduced the 'Objective Resolution' in the first session of the Indian Constituent Assembly on 9th December 1946??

(a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
(d) Dr. Sachchindanand Sinha

9. Whose famous biography is the book "My American Journey"?

(a) Gen. Collin Powell
(b) Swamy Vivekananda
(c) Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
(d) Sarojini Naidu

10. What is resistivity of superconducting material below critical temperature?

(a) infinity
(b) zero
(c) very low
(d) very high

11. To whom does the Panchayat Samitees send their budget?

(a) Zilla Parishad
(b) Collector
(c) Divisional Commissioner
(d) State Government

12. The marriage by mutual consent is called as --- in tribal community

(a) Caapture
(b) Raji-khushi
(c) Elopement
(d) Exchange

13. In a village a Primary Agricultural Credit Society may be started with at least ------ persons of the same village

(a) 7
(b) 10
(c) 20
(d) 25

14. The boundary of a State in India can be altered through the procedure laid down in the Article of the Constitution :

(a) 368
(b) 130
(c) 70
(d) 3

15. Consumer Protection Act of 1986 is applicable to following sectors of Indian Economy?

(a) Private sector
(b) Public sector
(c) Private and cooperative sector
(d) Public, Private and Cooperative sector

16. Vinoba Bhave launched Bhoodan and Gramdan movements in the year

(a) 1950
(b) 1951
(c) 1954
(d) 1957

17. India is the --- largest producer of fish in the World and ----- largest in inland fisheries

(a) Third, second
(b) Second, third
(c) Fourth, fifth
(d) Fourth, Second

18. In India about 70 per cent of farmers have less than ---- hectares of land

(a) 5
(b) 2
(c) 4
(d) 1

19. Which country’s Supreme Court is regarded as the Super Legislature ?

(a) U.S.A.
(b) India
(c) Canada
(d) Nigeria

20. Impeachment proceedings were initiated for the first time in Indian Parliament against :

(a) Justice M.C. Chawla
(b) Justice V. Ramaswamy
(c) Justice K.S. Hegde
(d) Justice Jayachandra Reddy

21. Which Articles of the Indian Constitution discuss the financial relations between the Centre and the States ?

(a) Articles 278 to 291
(b) Articles 268 to 281
(c) Articles 289 to 295
(d) Articles 168 to 171

22. Under the system of Dyarchy in the Provinces introduced by the Government of India Act, 1919, the transferred subjects were to be administered by :

(a) The Governor
(b) The Provincial Ministers
(c) The Governor with the aid of the Ministers
(d) The Ministers with the advice of the Governor

23. Which one of the following is a transfer income ?

(a) The salary of a member of parliament
(b) Company dividends to shareholders
(c) Rent from house property
(d) Unemployment allowance

24. Find out the incorrect statement from among the following :

(a) The President may declare his assent to a bill
(b) The President may return a Money Bill for reconsideration
(c) The President may withhold his assent to a bill
(d) The President may return a bill for reconsideration

25. Who was the First Muslim President of the Indian National Congress ?

(a) Badruddin Tyabji
(b) Abul Kalam Azad
(c) Maulana Mohammad Ali
(d) Zakir Husain

26. Under Article 1 of the Constitution, India is a :

(a) Federation
(b) Unitary State
(c) Quasi-federation
(d) Union of States

27. Identify the ground for preventive detention in India :

1. Security of the State
2. Public Order
3. Maintenance of Supplies and Essential Services

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

28. Which one of the following will directly increase the GNP ?

(a) A rise in interest rate
(b) A surplus in budget
(c) A fall in national debt
(d) An increase in investment

29. Which of the following constitute short term agricultural loan?

(a) Loan for Bullock
(b) Crop loan
(c) Loan for tools and implements
(d) All of the above

30. The satyagraha of entering Kala Ram Temple was brought about at

(a) Vaikom
(b) Mahad
(c) Nasik
(d) Nagpur

31. Which of the following statements are correct about the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)?

1. The organization was founded in Belgrade in 1961
2. It was largely conceived by Jawaharlal Nehru
3. The phrase "Non Aligned" was first used by Indian diplomat V. K. Krishna Menon

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

32. The resolution of Caste eradication was passed in the 1917 Congress was inspired by

(a) M. K. Gandhi
(b) B. G. Tilak
(c) V. R. Shinde
(d) B. R. Ambedkar

33. Which of the following statements are correct about the FBTR technology?

1. There are only six countries in the world to have the Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) technology
2. India is one of the country to have FBTR technology

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

34. Consider the following types of income :

1. Personal income
2. Private income
3. Disposable income
4. National income

The correct sequence in descending order of their magnitude is

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

35. Widal test is used to diagnose

(a) AIDS
(b) Swine Flu
(c) Dengue
(d) Typhoid

36. Value added means value of :

(a) output at market prices
(b) goods and services less depreciation
(c) goods and services less cost of inputs
(d) output at factor cost

37. Which of the following belongs to the third generation of rights ?

(a) Right to life
(b) Right to property
(c) Right to Rest and leisure
(d) Right to enjoy a pollution- free environment

38. All India federation of constructive workers was organised with the objective of

(a) The Independence of India
(b) The Satyagraha against exploitation of workers by the Mill Owners
(c) To start the strike of the Mill workers for their demands
(d) A non violent transformation of the society, especially in rural areas

39. Which of the following region is not an iron ore mining area of Orissa?

(a) Mayurbhanj
(b) Bonai
(c) Keonjhar
(d) Baba Budangiri

40. 'That the rural banks may be setup to offer loans to agriculturists at a low rate of interest' was the demand of the leaders of the Indian National Congress and was passed by the resolution during the period between

(a) 1885-1905
(b) 1905-1919
(c) 1919-1929
(d) 1929-1940

41. Which of the following statements are correct about the Cooperative Credit Societies in India?

1. The Cooperative Credit Societies Act, was enacted in 1905
2. India's first "urban cooperative credit society" was registered in Kanjivaram in the Madras Presidency

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

42. Which of the following statements are correct about the Boro rice?

1. The Boro rice is cultivated in the southern region of India
2. It is grown in off season from Nov.-May

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

43. NNP at market prices and NNP at factor costs will be equal when there is :

(a) no direct tax
(b) no indirect tax
(c) no subsidy
(d) no indirect tax and no subsidy

44. Which of the following is the growth regulator which promotes fruit ripening?

(a) GA3
(b) Ethylene
(c) Auxin
(d) Cytokinin

45. Which of the following is an important variety of cluster bean?

(a) Pusa Falguni
(b) Pusa Basmati
(c) Pusa Nasdar
(d) Pusa Navbahar

46. In Himalaya which of the following rock is mainly found

(a) Sedimentary rock
(b) Igneous rock
(c) Plutonic rock
(d) None of the above

47. The difference between Net National Product and Net Domestic Product is :

(a) Net exports
(b) Net income from abroad
(c) Net foreign aid
(d) Net borrowing from abroad

48. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. Article 341 deals with the inclusion of any tribe in the Scheduled Tribe category
2. Article 342 deals with the inclusion of any castes, races or tribes in the Scheduled Castes category

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

49. How many article are there in Indian Constitution today?

(a) 395
(b) 409
(c) 440
(d) 448

50. Which of the following are correctly matched?

1. Article 52: President of India
2. Article 63: Prime Minister of India
3. Article 74: Vice President of India

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

51. At which place a Durbar was held and Lord Canning read out the 'Queen's proclamation'?

(a) Delhi
(b) Allahabad
(c) Kanpur
(d) Calcutta

52. The GNP of an economy at market prices is Rs. 10,000, Net factor income from abroad is Rs. 1,000, indirect taxes Rs. 800, subsidies Rs. 500 and depreciation Rs. 1,000. What is the GDP at market prices ?

(a) Rs. 9,000
(b) Rs. 7,700
(c) Rs. 11,000
(d) Rs. 13,300

53. Balance of payment is a comprehensive term which includes both

(a) Direct and indirect
(b) Goods and services
(c) Visible and invisible
(d) Domestic and foreign

54. The number of Agro Ecological Regions in India for resource planning at National level are

(a) 15
(b) 20
(c) 25
(d) 30

55. Rice belongs to the family

(a) Leguminaceae
(b) Poaceae
(c) Malvaceae
(d) Solanaceae

56. Which of the following is NOT a necessary condition for perfect competition to exist ?

(a) Everyone must have perfect information
(b) The product must be homogeneous
(c) There must be perfect mobility of the factors of production
(d) There must be barrier to entry in the market

57. Which of the following statements are correct about the western ghats?

1. It runs from Tapti river valley to Kanyakumari
2. Deccan trap is a part of the western ghats
3. Its highest peak lies in Tamil Nadu

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

58. The agitation for the creation of punjabi suba was launched by

(a) Giani Zail Singh
(b) Bhindranwale
(c) Amrik Singh
(d) Master Tara Singh

59. One of the major reasons why people move from money into bonds is their belief that :

(a) the price of bond is about to fall
(b) the rate of interest is about to fall
(c) the rate of interest is about to rise
(d) the price of mortgages is about to increase

60. Under Article --- of the Constitution of India, Scheduled Tribes are safeguarded from exploitation and provided with educational and monetary benefits

(a) 46
(b) 11
(c) 20
(d) 15

61. Nanotechnology deals with which particle size?

(a) 10-6 meter
(b) 10-9 meter
(c) 10-12 meter
(d) 10-15 meter

62. Which of the following is known as the biofuel tree?

(a) Bakul
(b) Poplar
(c) Babul
(d) Jatropha

63. Which of the following is not used as coolant in atomic reactors?

(a) H2O and D2O
(b) Liquid metals
(c) Organic liquids
(d) Cadmium

64. The head of the Santhal village is known as

(a) Majhi
(b) Dihuri
(c) Sisa
(d) Mahato

65. The essential characteristics for a community to be identified as Scheduled Tribes was first laid out by

(a) Gorwala committee
(b) Dantwala
(c) Wanchu
(d) Lokur

66. In first week of October every year, which week is celebrated?

(a) Fire safety
(b) Road safety
(c) Rajbhasha
(d) Wildlife

67. Which of the following statements are correct about the R&AW

1. The R&AW reports directly to the Prime Minister
2. The R&AW has been organised on the lines of the FBI

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

68. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. The Crocodile Conservation Project was launched in India in 1975
2. Orissa is the only state to have all the three varieties of crocodiles (Gharial, Mugger and Saltwater crocodile)

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

69. Under Article ---- , the Scheduled Castes and Tribes are given reserved seats for Parliament and State Assembly

(a) 330 and 332
(b) 340 and 341
(c) 338 and 339
(d) 345 and 346

70. The value of binary number 0111 in decimal system is

(a) 3
(b) 7
(c) 1000
(d) 1008

71. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. Tadoba National park is located in Andhra Pradesh
2. It is one of India's 43 "Project Tiger" - Tiger reserves

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

72. Which of the following is not a ghat of Sahyadri?

(a) Amboli ghat
(b) Haldi ghat
(c) Bhor ghat
(d) Amba ghat

73. Who lowered the age limit for Indian Civil Services (ICS) from 21 to 19 years?

(a) Lord Curzon
(b) Lord Ripon
(c) Lord Lytton
(d) Lord Mayo

74. When the commercial banks create credit they are, in effect, increasing :

(a) the real national income
(b) the national debt
(c) the supply of money
(d) the real wealth of the country

75. What turns cotton red?

(a) Moisture stress
(b) Deficiency of nitrogen and magnesium
(c) Attacking of sucking pests
(d) All the above

76. What type of pollutant is DDT?

(a) Primary
(b) Secondary
(c) Tertiary
(d) None of these

77. When did the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act come into force?

(a) 1 st January 2005
(b) 2 nd February 2006
(c) 1 st April 2007
(d) 2 nd October 2008

78. Article ---- contains special provision in respect of the states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur

(a) 321
(b) 331
(c) 371
(d) 381

79. From which type of rock Red Soils are formed?

(a) Basalt rock
(b) Granite rock
(c) Dolomite rock
(d) Lignite rock

80. Which of the following tribal community is a specialized herder and entirely devoted to buffalo rearing?

(a) Gonds
(b) Santhals
(c) Todas
(d) Nagas

81. When was Agricultural Prices Commission set up in India?

(a) 1960
(b) 1965
(c) 1967
(d) 1969

82. “Fiat money” is that which is :

(a) backed by gold or silver
(b) decreed as money by the government
(c) accepted by overseas banks only
(d) accepted temporarily in lieu of gold

83. How many river basins are there in India having more than 20000 Sq. Km drainage area?

(a) 12
(b) 15
(c) 18
(d) 21

84. How much is the protein content of Soybean seed?

(a) 20 %
(b) 30 %
(c) 40 %
(d) 50 %

85. Allotropic form of which of the following is Fullerene?

(a) Carbon
(b) Fluorine
(c) Phosphorus
(d) Nitrogen

86. Which of the following State does not have regur soil?

(a) Maharashtra
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Uttar Pradesh

87. How many States and Union Territories are there in the Indian Federal form of Government?

(a) 27 States and 9 Union Territories
(b) 28 States and 9 Union Territories
(c) 29 States and 7 Union Territories
(d) 29 States and 6 Union Territories

88. Which of the following tree is capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen into soil?

(a) Mango
(b) Babul
(c) Neem
(d) Mahua

89. What is allowed in File Transfer Protocol (FTP)?

(a) Only downloading
(b) Only uploading
(c) Downloading as well as uploading
(d) Neither downloading nor uploading

90. Which of the following statements are correct about the World Wildlife Fund?

1. World Wildlife Fund is the world's largest conservation organization
2. It was earlier known as the World Nature Foundation
3. It is funded by the United Nations

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

91. To obtain energy in artificial satellite ---- are used

(a) solar cell
(b) battery
(c) generator
(d) natural gas

92. What is the outermost colour in the Secondary Rainbow?

(a) Red
(b) Violet
(c) Blue
(d) Green

93. Which one of the following has not been mentioned in article 15 of the Constitution?

(a) Scheduled Castes
(b) Scheduled Tribes
(c) Minorities
(d) Children

94. Who played a significant role in the freedom struggle of the princely state hyderabad?

(a) Swami Shraddhanand
(b) Swami Ramanand
(c) Swami Swaroopanand
(d) Swami Sahajanand

95. Who coined the term Adivasi for the tribals?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Thakkar Bapa
(d) Mahatma Phule

96. The permissible concentration of Sulphur dioxide SO2 in industrial area is

(a) 50
(b) 10
(c) 100
(d) 150

97. Which of the following statements are correct about the Harijan Sevak Sangh?

1. Harijan Sevak Sangh was founded by Gandhiji
2. It was established in the wake of Communal Award after the second round table conference
3. Ghanshyam Das Birla was its founding president

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

98. The 'Linguistic Provinces Commission' was headed by

(a) Justice Dhar
(b) Justice Chagla
(c) Justice Chandrachud
(d) Justice Dharmadhikari

99. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) Vitamin A - Night blindness
(b) Vitamin B - Skin disease
(c) Vitamin C- Scurvy
(d) Vitamin D - Sterility

100. Which is the most poisonous fish in the world?

(a) Snake Mackerel
(b) Viper fish
(c) Stone fish
(d) Banded rainbow fish