Model Test Paper 61

General Study Paper I

1. If relative humidity of atmosphere is low, then transpiration rate will be

(a) more
(b) less
(c) remains same
(d) none of these

2. Golden rice is enriched with

(a) Vitamin B1
(b) Vitamin D
(c) Vitamin C
(d) Vitamin A

3. Major type of wheat cultivated in India is

(a) Triticum diurum
(b) Triticum aestivum
(c) Triticum sphaerococum
(d) All the above

4. Where the deficiency symptoms of boron and calcium is observed in growing plants?

(a) Older leaves
(b) Midrib of leaves
(c) Terminal leaves
(d) Portion between midribs

5. The Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya scheme predominantly belongs to

(a) Residential school at primary levels for girls belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and minorities
(b) Only for Boys Residential School
(c) Adult Education
(d) Technical Education

6. In which organ of the human body, lymphocyte cells formed?

(a) Liver
(b) Long bone
(c) Pancreas
(d) Spleen

7. Assertion (A): Fatty acids should be a part of the balanced human diet
Reason (R): The cells of the human body can not synthesize any fatty acids

(a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A
(b) Both A and Rare individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A
(c) A is true but R is false
(d) A is false but R is true

8. Consider the following statements:

1. Femur is the longest bone in the human body
2. Cholera is a disease caused by bacteria
3. 'Athlete's foot' is a disease caused by virus
Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

9. Apple belongs to the family

(a) Leguminosae
(b) Rosaceae
(c) Cruciferae
(d) Liliaceae

10. The building block of cellulose is

(a) Maltose
(b) Glucose
(c) Fructose
(d) Glucose + Fructose

11. Consider the following statements:

1. Dengue is a protozoan disease transmitted by mosquitoes
2. Retro-orbital pain is not a symptom of dengue
3. Skin rash and bleeding from nose and gums are some of the symptoms of dengue
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

12. Where is the World's largest solar steam system installed in India?

(a) Jammu
(b) Shirdi
(c) Tanjore
(d) Tirupati

13. In electric bell electric energy is converted into

(a) Mechanical energy
(b) Sound energy
(c) D. C. electric energy
(d) Magnetic energy

14. In solar cell

(a) Photon energy is converted into Heat Energy
(b) Heat Energy is converted into Mechanical Energy
(c) Solar Energy is converted into Kinetic Energy
(d) Solar Energy is converted into Electrical energy

15. Silver Fiber Revolution refers to the increased production of

(a) Jute
(b) Hemp
(c) Cotton
(d) Fish

16. The hormone ------ is used to suppress the vigour of grape vines and increase the fruitfulness of buds in grapes

(a) Cycocel
(b) Gibberellic acid
(c) Hydrogen cynamide
(d) Rhizobuium

17. The Matters relating to, or connected with, the election of a president or Vice President are provided in the Article

(a) 70
(b) 71
(c) 72
(d) 73

18. Which of the following Constitution Amendment increased the size of the Lok Sabha from 525 to 545?

(a) 17th
(b) 28th
(c) 30th
(d) 31st

19. Gibberellic acid is found in

1. Plants
2. Animals
3. Bacteria
4. Fungi

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

20. Following is the main effect of rise in prices

(a) Value of money increases
(b) Creditor benefited
(c) Debtor is put to loss
(d) Saving tendency is reduced

21. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. Constitution of India prohibits child labour in hazardous and non hazardous industries
2. Article 24 prohibits employment of children below the age of fourteen years in factories

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

22. Rocket works on the principle of conservation of

(a) Mass
(b) Energy
(c) Linear momentum
(d) Angular momentum

23. Which of the following statements are correct about the Independent Labour Party?

1. ndependent Labour Party (ILP) was an Indian political organization formed under the leadership of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
2. It was formed against the brahmanical and capitalist structures in the society
3. It was supported by the communist leaders

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

24. Causal organism of Anthrax is

(a) Pasturella multicida
(b) Brucella anthrasis
(c) Bacillus anthrasis
(d) Clostridium sp

25. Which drug is given orally to AIDS patients with pneumocystic carinii infection?

(a) Pyrimethamine
(b) Sulfadiazine
(c) Pentamidine
(d) Cotrimoxazole

26. For purchase of cow which type of loan is given to the farmer?

(a) Short term loan
(b) Long term loan
(c) Medium term loan
(d) All above type

27. ------ is a place of Maharashtra having heavy rainfall

(a) Mumbai
(b) Amboli
(c) Panchgani
(d) Kolhapur

28. The electricity provided to our house if of the type ------

(a) A.C.
(b) D.C.
(c) 50 Hertz D.C
(d) Magnetic

29. Downward translocation of nutrients occur by

(a) xylem cells
(b) phloem cells
(c) both of these
(d) none of these

30. Every year the consumer day in India is celebrated on

(a) 15 March
(b) 24 December
(c) 27 December
(d) 21 January

31. What are the laws of revolution of planet around the Sun are called?

(a) Faraday's Laws
(b) Newton's Laws of motion
(c) Kepler's Laws of motion
(d) Lenz's Law

32. Law of demand examines:

(a) the effect of demand on output
(b) the effect of price change on demand
(c) the effect of demand on price
(d) b and c both

33. Which is the main country imports tea from India?

(a) Britain
(b) America
(c) France
(d) Russia

34. Which pigment causes the induction of red colour in fruits?

(a) Lycopene
(b) Anthocyanin
(c) Xanthophyll
(d) Carotene

35. Green leafy vegetables contain high amount of

1. Iron
2. Potassium
3. Folic acid

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

36. What tax is levied and income goes to local administrative bodies?

(a) Sales tax
(b) Succession duty
(c) Professional tax
(d) Octroi

37. Which one of the following has been wrongly listed as a duty of Indian citizens?

(a) To uphold and protect the soverignty, unity and integrity of the country
(b) To promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood among the people of India
(c) To practice family planning and control population
(d) To protect and preserve the natural environment

38. Which of the following statements are correct about the S-wave or secondary wave?

1. S-wave move through the body of an object
2. The S-wave moves as a shear or transverse wave
3. It is first to arrive on an earthquake seismogram

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

39. In nanoscience the term “nano” refers to the metric prefix

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

40. Which of the following are attributed to M. G. Ranade?

1. Indian National Social Conference
2. Prarthana Samaj
3. Industrial Association of Western India

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

41. By which international certificate special import concession can be achieved?

(a) ISO-9000 and BIS-14000
(b) ISO-8000 and BIS-05
(c) ISO-7000 and BIS-06
(d) ISO-14000 and BIS-9000

42. Which method is used for planting teak wood?

(a) By sowing seed
(b) By Branch
(c) Stump method
(d) Grafting

43. Which of the following is the income source of Panchayat Samiti?

(a) House Tax
(b) Octroi
(c) Land Tax
(d) None of the above

44. Golden Jubilee Biotech Park at Chennai promotes biotechnology based entrepreneurship

(a) among young men
(b) among young women
(c) among aged men and women
(d) among young men and women

45. The scientists of which of the following countries have developed Oral Cholera Vaccine?

(a) India
(b) United Kingdom
(c) Russia
(d) Japan

46. Which of the following statements regarding the Indian Standard Time (IST) are correct?

1. The Indian Standard Time is observed throughout India, with a time offset of UTC+5:30
2. Indian Standard Time is computed on the basis of 82.5 degrees East longitude
3. It is computed from a clock tower in New Delhi
4. India does not observe Daylight Saving Time
5. The Indian Standard Time (IST) was introduced as the official time for the whole country on 15th August 1947

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

47. Which of the following are the benefits of the progressive tax system?

1. Government's income is increasing
2. Inequality is reduced
3. All get justice

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

48. The Effluent of Pulp and Paper Production Industry contains

(a) Biodegradable materials in the soil
(b) Mutagenic and carcinogenic compounds
(c) Volatile substances
(d) Slurry

49. Which is not a cause of the present global warming and climate change?

(a) CFC emission
(b) Carbon dioxide emission
(c) Deforestation
(d) Methane emission

50. Who bears the incidence of indirect tax?

(a) Manufacturer
(b) Seller
(c) Consumer
(d) All the above

51. Article 15(5) which was inserted with the 93rdAmendment, provides reservation for socially and educationally backward classes of citizens or for the scheduled caste or Tribe, paved the way for ----

(a) Political Reservation
(b) Reservations in educational institutions
(c) Reservations in employment
(d) Reservations in Railway seats

52. Which is the leap year from below?

(a) 1991
(b) 2011
(c) 2018
(d) 2020

53. On an average how much khoa is obtained from one litre of Buffalo milk?

(a) 100 gram
(b) 250 gram
(c) 350 gram
(d) 400 gram

54. Majority of Indian soils are low in ------

(a) Phosphorus
(b) Potash
(c) Nitrogen
(d) Sulphur

55. Which breed of sheep is famous for quality wool?

(a) Nilgiri
(b) Avivastra
(c) Kashmir Merino
(d) All above

56. Which of the following soils have a unique distinction of providing valuable building material?

(a) Alluvial soils
(b) Black cotton soils
(c) Mountain soils
(d) Laterite soils

57. The forest soils are deficient in

1. Humus
2. Nitrogen
3. Potash
4. Phosphorus

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

58. The reh, kallar, usar, thur, rakar, karl and chopan are types of

(a) Laterite soil
(b) Black cotton soil
(c) Saline soil
(d) Forest soil

59. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. Energy generated by using wind, tides, solar, geothermal heat, and biomas is known as non-conventional energy
2. They do not cause environmental pollution
3. All these sources are inexhaustible

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

60. India is not very rich in which of the following non-conventional energy source?

(a) Solar energy
(b) Tidal energy
(c) Wind energy
(d) Geo-Thermal Energy

61. Capital account balance will not include:

(a) Direct foreign investment
(b) Private loans received
(c) Grants from foreign governments
(d) Short term capital flow

62. The charcoal used to decolourise raw sugar is

(a) Wood charcoal
(b) Sugar charcoal
(c) Coconut charcoal
(d) Animal charcoal

63. Which is the highest peak in Nilgiri Mountain?

(a) Kalsubai
(b) Gurushikhar
(c) Dodabetta
(d) Kattadadu

64. The turn-on voltage of silicon PN junction diode is

(a) 0.3 V
(b) 0.1 V
(c) 1.0 V
(d) 0.7 V

65. Which is the material used to increase the 'gas sensing technology' of gas?

(a) Femto material
(b) Nano material
(c) Silica material
(d) Ultrasmall particle

66. Who is the pioneer of preventive medicine vaccine?

(a) Ferdinand Cohn
(b) Robert Koch
(c) Charles Darwin
(d) Louis Pasteur

67. Which of the following statements are correcta about INTUC?

1. The Founding conference of INTUC was inaugurated by Acharya JB Kripalani
2. The Founding conference was presided over by Sardar Vallabhai Patel
3. The INTUC was formed just after the indepencence

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

68. During the election for the post of the future Prime Minister of India held by the Congress party who had the highest number of votes?

(a) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(b) Sardar Patel
(c) J. B. Kripalani
(d) None of the above

69. Who is widely remembered for his efforts in achieving the Official Language of India status for Hindi?

(a) Sardar Patel
(b) Madan Mohan Malviya
(c) Purushottam Das Tandon
(d) Suryakant Tripathi

70. India introduced 'Open Sky Policy' for the purpose of

(a) Cargo transport
(b) Bilateral Air Service
(c) Aircraft development
(d) Development of air-worthiness

71. Which of the following are the cause of the formation of Mirage?

1. Refraction of light
2. Diffraction of light
3. Reflection of light
4. Terrestrial heating

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

72. For better growth and development of a crop the proportion of soil : air : water should be ----

(a) 50 : 25 : 25
(b) 40 : 20 : 40
(c) 30 : 30 : 40
(d) 30 : 40 : 30

73. -------- is responsible for yellow colour of milk

(a) Riboflavin
(b) Lactose
(c) Niacin
(d) Carotene

74. Which of the following fruit trees are high-salt tolerant?

1. Date-palm
2. Pomegranate
3. Guava
4. Ber
5. Jamun

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

75. What is the oil content in Sesamum indicum L.?

(a) 30 to 35%
(b) 35 to 38%
(c) 25 to 30%
(d) 45 to 50%

76. Under late sown conditons Kharif Jowar is more infested with

(a) Shoot fly
(b) Stem borer
(c) Midge fly
(d) White fly

77. Name the mango variety which does not have seed/stone?

(a) Rajapuri
(b) Mankur
(c) Sindhu
(d) Ratna

78. ------ fish generally stays at the bottom of the tank

(a) Rohu
(b) Katla
(c) Mrigal
(d) Tilapia

79. Which of the following fish is a heavy feeder and feeds on small fishe and prawns?

(a) Bombay duck
(b) Haid
(c) Surmai
(d) Bangada

80. Which of the following countries first presented the proposal for the formation of SAARC?

(a) India
(b) Nepal
(c) Pakistan
(d) Bangladesh

81. How many international airports are there in India?

(a) 5
(b) 7
(c) 10
(d) 12

82. Which of the following statements are correct about the Bombay Plan?

1. Bombay Plan was the first to envisage the mixed economy
2. It was developed during the second world war
3. Jawaharlal Nehru was the chief architect of the Bombay Plan

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

83. Which of the following statements are correct about the Indian League?

1. Indian League was founded by Sisir Kumar Ghose in 1875
2. The League represented the middle and upper class
3. The League was superseded by the Indian Association within one year

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

84. Which of the following statements are correct about the Indian Association?

1. The Indian Association was founded in 1876
2. Surendra Nath Banerjea was its first Secretary
3. It was headed by Anand Mohan Bose
4. The Bengalee was the chief organ of the Indian Association

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

85. Who wrote "The educated classes are the voice and brain of the country. The Bengalee Babus now rule public opinion from Peshawar to Chittagong"?

(a) Lord Lytton
(b) A. O. Hume
(c) Ilbert
(d) Henry Cotton

86. The term 'Hypothermia' means

(a) fall in body temperature to below 35oC
(b) fall in body temperature to below 36oC
(c) fall in body temperature to below 37oC
(d) maintain body temperature to 37oC

87. In the development of science the basic stage is

(a) definition
(b) classification
(c) theorizing
(d) hypothesis

88. Arrange the following food items in the increasing order (low to high) of the calcium content

1. Milk
2. Yogurt
3. Soybeans
4. Cheese

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

89. The onion belongs to the genus

(a) Allium
(b) Brassica
(c) Cucurbita
(d) Carum

90. The food in onion is stored in the form of

(a) carbohydrates
(b) glucose
(c) sucrose
(d) cellulose

91. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. Sonar is a technique that uses sound propagation to navigate, communicate with or detect objects on or under the surface of the water
2. SODAR is used for atmospheric investigations

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

92. In India, partyless democracy was first advocated by :

(a) Jayaprakash Narayan
(b) M.N. Roy
(c) Vinoba Bhave
(d) Mahatma Gandhi

93. What is used to find out holes or cracks in metal moulding or to study the wearing of machines

(a) Infrared rays
(b) Ultraviolet rays
(c) Radio waves
(d) Radiation from isotopes

94. The most abundant metallic element in the human body is

(a) Sodium
(b) Magnesium
(c) Calcium
(d) Potassium

95. Solar energy is generatted due to

(a) Conversion of Helium into Hydrogen
(b) Conversion of Hydrogen into Helium
(c) Conversion of Hydrogen into Water
(d) None of the above

96. Which of the following is the natural science?

(a) Psychology
(b) Sociology
(c) Politics
(d) Chemistry

97. The INSAT Master Control Facility is located at which of the following locations?

1. Bhopal
2. Thiruvananthapuram
3. Bangalore
4. Hassan

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

98. Metals good conductors of electricity becasue

(a) they have high density
(b) they have bright surface
(c) they have large number of free electrons
(d) all the three above

99. Which mosquito spreads the dreaded disease "Chikungunya"?

(a) Culex
(b) Aedes egypti
(c) Anopheles
(d) Tse-Tse

100. Which fishs are more effective to control the Mosquito larva in water?

(a) Moaquito fishes and Glass fishes
(b) Cat fishes and Bart fishes
(c) Angel fishes and Barb fishes
(d) Moaquito fishes and Killfishes