Model Test Paper 81

General Study Paper I

1. Harappan crafts display an amazing degree of standardization. According to Kenoyer, what was the possible reason for such an achievement?

(a) Availability of raw materials at local level
(b) Centralized market for crafts
(c) Specialized training centres for craftsmen
(d) State control

2. Consider the following statements about Ashokan rock edicts

1. Major Rock Edict XIII records Ashoka's remorse at the sufferings caused by his Kalinga campaign
2. Major Rock Edict X records Ashoka's visit to Lumbini
3. Major Rock Edict XII refers to Dhamma Mahamattas as a new category of officers instituted by Ashoka
4. Major Rock Edict XII speaks about showing tolerance towards all sects

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

3. Which one of the following is the common element among Rajagriha, Vaishali and Patliputra?

(a) Pali canon of the Sthaviravadins was compiled there
(b) Ashokan Major Rock Edicts were found there
(c) Places where Buddhist Councils were held
(d) Places associated with the compilation of Buddhists canons of the Mahasanghikas

4. Which one among the following sects was associated with Gosala Maskariputra?

(a) Vajrayana
(b) Ajivikas
(c) Sthaviravadins
(d) Mahasanghikas

5. Consider the following statements about the early modern technology in India

1. The Portugese brought European movable metal types to Goa in 1550
2. The first Indian script of which types were prepared was Tamil
3. The English Company's first experiment with printing press was at Calcutta
4. The English Company imported printing press to India in 1674-75 at the request of Bhimji Parak

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

6. Which of the following statement(s) is/are true for Olympe de Gouges?

1. She was one of the most important politically active woman in revolutionary France
2. She was one of the members of the Committee that drafted the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen
3. She wrote the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Citizen

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

7. Arrange the following inventions in the field of cotton industry in chronological order (starting with the earliest)

1. James Hargreave's Spinning Jenny
2. John Kay's Flying Shuttle
3. Samuel Crompton's Mule
4. Richard Arkwright's Water Frame

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

8. While opposing the Public Safety Bill, 1928 who among the following said that it was 'a direct attack on Indian nationalism, on the Indian National Congress' and as 'the Slavery of India, Bill No. 1'?

(a) Motilal Nehru
(b) Lala Lajpat Rai
(c) T Prakasam
(d) Diwan Chaman Lal

9. Soon after the formation of Indian National Congress, the British became suspicious of nationalists. Who among the following called Congress representing only the elite- 'a microscopic minority'?

(a) Lord Napier
(b) Lord Dufferin
(c) Lord Ripon
(d) Lord Lytton

10. What is common element among Ram Prasad Bismil, Roshan Singh and Rajendra Lahiri?

(a) They threw a bomb in the Central Legislative Assembly on 8 April, 1929
(b) They were the founder members of Swaraj Party
(c) They were the founders of Hindustan Republican Association
(d) They were associated with Kakori Conspiracy case

11. Which of the following is/are not fundamental right(s) under the Constitution of India?

1. Right to education
2. Right to work
3. Right to form associations
4. Right to practice any profession

select the correct answer using the code given below

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

12. Mahatma Gandhi's Hind Swaraj is essentially

(a) a critique of Western modernity
(b) an outline of his philosophy of Satyagraha
(c) an invocation to Indians to free themselves from the British
(d) a blue print of Gram Swaraj

13. The Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India contains

(a) provisions regarding the administration of tribal areas
(b) the Union List, the State List and the Concurrent List
(c) a list of recognized languages
(d) provisions about the disqualification of Members of Legislatures on grounds of defection

14. Pochampally in Nalgonda district of Telangana became famous in April, 1951 because

(a) the Bhoodan movement was launched there by Vinoba Bhave
(b) the landless peasants rose up in arms against the landlords
(c) it witnessed violent anti-Hindi agitation
(d) Silk weavers' cooperative was formed for the first time in India

15. Who among the following was not associated with the Sarvodaya movement?

(a) Jaya Prakash Narayan
(b) Acharya Vinoba Bhave
(c) Dhirendra Mazumdar
(d) G V Apparao

16. Article 368 of the Constitution of India deals with

(a) the powers of the Parliament of India to amend the Constitution
(b) financial emergency
(c) reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Lok Sabha
(d) Official Language of the Union of India

17. Which among the following is not a basic feature of the Constitution of India?

(a) Fundamental rights
(b) Independence of judiciary
(c) Federalism
(d) The unquestioned right of the Parliament to amend any part of the Constitution

18. Which one among the following is not a fundamental duty?

(a) To abide by the Constitution of India and respect the national flag and national anthem
(b) To safeguard public property
(c) To protect the Sovereignty, Unity and Integrity of India
(d) To render compulsory military service

19. Which of the following are the basic features of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act?

1. Provides for a three-tier structure of panchayats in the village, intermediary and district levels
2. Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and women in all the tiers of panchayats
3. Election to panchayats under the supervision of the State Election Commissions
4. Introduction of the 11th Schedule to the Constitution

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

20. The upper and lower portions in common type of bi-focal lenses are respectively

(a) concave and convex
(b) convex and concave
(c) both concave of different focal lengths
(d) both convex of different focal lengths

21. Tungsten is uded for the construction of filament in electric bulb because of its

(a) high specific resistance
(b) low specific resistance
(c) high light emitting power
(d) high melting point

22. Inactive Nitrogen and Argon gases are usually used in electric bulbs in order to

(a) increase the intensity of light emitted
(b) increase the life of the filament
(c) make the emitted light coloured
(d) make the production of bulb economical

23. In the phenomenon of dispersion of light, the light waves of shortest wavelength is

(a) accelerated and refracted the most
(b) slowd down and refracted the most
(c) accelerated and refracted the least
(d) slowed down and refracted the least

24. An oscilloscope is an instrument which allows us to see waves produced by

(a) visible light
(b) X-rays
(c) sound
(d) Gamma rays

25. The distribution of electrons into different orbits of an atom, as suggested by Bohr, is

(a) 2 electrons in the K-orbit, 6 electrons in the L-orbit, 18 electrons in the M-orbit
(b) 2 electrons in the K-orbit, 8 electrons in the L-orbit, 32 electrons in the M-orbit
(c) 2 electrons in the K-orbit, 8 electrons in the L-orbit, 18 electrons in the M-orbit
(d) 2 electrons in the K-orbit, 8 electrons in the L-orbit, 16 electrons in the M-orbit

26. Carbon and Graphite rods are used in atomic reactors as moderators for sustained nuclear chain reaction through nuclear fission process. In this process

(a) the neutrons are made fast
(b) the protons are made fast
(c) the neutrons are made slow
(d) the protons are made slow

27.

The distance-time graph for an object is shown above. Which one of the following statements holds true for this object

(a) the object is moving with uniform speed
(b) The object is at rest
(c) The object is having non-linear motion
(d) The object is moving with non-unifrom speed

28. For a harmonic oscillator, the graph between momentum p and displacement q would come out as

(a) a straight line
(b) a parabola
(c) a circle
(d) an ellipse

29. Which one among the following is the generic name of the casual organism of Elephantiasis?

(a) Filaria
(b) Microfilaria
(c) Wuchereria bancrofti
(d) Culex pipiens

30. Which one among the following statements is not correct?

(a) Pulses are rich in proteins
(b) Milk is a rich source of Vitamin A
(c) Cereals are very poor source of carbohydrates
(d) Vegetables are rich source of minerals

31. Which of the statements given below are correct?

1. A person having blood group 'A' can donate blood to persons having blood group 'A' and blood group 'AB'
2. A person having blood group 'AB' can donate blood to persons having blood groups 'A', 'B', 'AB' or 'O'
3. A person with blood group 'O' can donate blood to persons having any blood group
4. A person with blood group 'O' can receive blood from the person of any of the blood groups

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

32. Which one among the following is the correct pathway for the elimination of urine?

(a) Kidneys, Ureters, Bladder, Urethra
(b) Kidneys, Urethra, Bladder, Ureters
(c) Urethra, Ureters, Bladder, Kidneys
(d) Bladder, Ureters, Kidneys, Urethra

33. Which of the following parts are found in both plant and animal cells?

(a) Cell membrane, Chloroplast, Vacuole
(b) Cell wall, Nucleus, Vacuole
(c) Cell membrane, Cytoplasm, Nucleus
(d) Cell wall, Chloroplast, Cytoplasm

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

1. Coronory artery supplies blood to heart muscles
2. Plmonory vein supplies blood to lungs
3. Hepatic artery supplies blood to kidneys
4. Renal veins supplies blood to kidneys

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

35. Which of the following was the theme of World Environment Day 2016?

(a) Green Economy. Does it include you?
(b) Go Wild for Life
(c) Many Species. One Planet. One Future
(d) Samall Islands and Climate Change

36. Which one of the following types of pesticides is convenient to control stored grain pests?

(a) Systemic pesticides
(b) Fumigants
(c) Contact poisons
(d) Stomach poisons

37. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists

List-I ----- List-II
(Animal) ------ (Phyla)
A. Ascaris -------- 1. Mammalia
B. Malarial parasite ----------- 2. Arthropoda
C. Housefly --------- 3. Nematoda
D. Cow ---------- 4. Apicomplexa

Code

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

38. Which one among the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Sandal wood plant : Partial root parasite
(b) Cuscuta : Parasite
(c) Nepenthes : Carnivorous
(d) Mushrooms : Autotroph

39. Which one among the following cattle breed produces highest amount of milk?

(a) Brown Swiss
(b) Holstein
(c) Dutch belted
(d) Blaarkop

40. Bagasse, a by-product of sugar manufacturing industry, is uded for the production of

(a) glass
(b) paper
(c) rubber
(d) cement

41. The main constituent of Gobar gas is

(a) Ethane
(b) Methane
(c) Propane
(d) Acetylene

42. Which of the following is a good lubricant?

(a) Diamond powder
(b) Graphite powder
(c) Molten carbon
(d) Alloy of carbon and iron

43. In Tritiums (T), the number of protons (P) and neutrons (N) respectively are

(a) 1 P and 1 N
(b) 1 P and 2 N
(c) 1 P and 3 N
(d) 2 P and 1 N

44. When carbon dioxide is passed through lime water, the solution turns milky, but, on prolonged passage, the solution turns clear. This because

(a) the calcium carbonate formed initially is converted to soluble calcium bicarbonate on passage of more carbon dioxide
(b) the reaction is reversible and lime water is regenerated
(c) the calcium bicarbonate formed initially is converted to soluble calcium carbonate on passage of more carbon dioxide
(d) the initially formed insoluble compound is soluble in carbonic acid

45. The form of carbon known as graphite

(a) is harder than diamond
(b) contains a higher percentage of carbon than diamond
(c) is better electrical conductor than diamond
(d) has equal carbon-to-carbon distances in all directions

46. Which one among the following is an example of chemical change?

(a) The melting of an ice cube
(b) The boiling of gasoline
(c) The frying of an egg
(d) Attraction of an iron nail to a magnet

47. Which of the following is not correct about Baking Soda?

(a) It is used in soda-acid fire extinguisher
(b) It is added for faster cooking
(c) It is a corrosive base
(d) It neutralizes excess acid in the stomach

48. Chromium oxide in paints makes the colour of paint

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

49. Which of the following are the most important reason(s) of flood becoming a destructive natural hazard in the Ganga-Brahmaputra valley?

1. Due to population pressure more and more people are living in flood prone areas
2. Increased frequency and magnitude of landslide and soil erosion in the upper catchments
3. Increase in the amount and intensity of rainfall in the north-western part of India

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

50. Arrange the following states of India on the basis of conferring statehood (starting from the earliest)

1. Arunachal Pradesh
2. Nagaland
3. Sikkim
4. Meghalaya

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

51. Which of the following statemetns are correct?

1. APEC is regional economic forum comprising of 18 member countries
2. India is a member of APEC

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

52. The important works of J. M. Keynes included

(a) Indian currency and finance
(b) The economic consequences of peace
(c) A treatise on money
(d) All of these

53. The new agricultural strategy called Green Revolution was initiated in the year

(a) 1947
(b) 1951
(c) 1965
(d) 1974

54. Which of the following ministries has launched an online quiz programme titled – ‘BHARAT KO JANIYE’?

(a) Ministry of Culture
(b) Ministry of HRD
(c) Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
(d) Ministry of External Affairs

55. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. The Cairns Group (Cairns Group of Fair Trading Nations) is an interest group of 20 agricultural exporting countries
2. Pakistan is a member of the Cairns Group
3. India is a member of the Cairns Group

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

56. Which of the following statements are correct about the green bonds?

1. A green bond is a debt instrument
2. It is a tax free bond
3. It is used for the development of the brownfield sites

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

57. Which one of these is not a viral disease?

(a) Dengue
(b) Malaria
(c) Influenza
(d) Swine Flu

58. Who was the first 'Satyagrahi' of the individual Satyagraha launched in 1940?

(a) Mahatma Gandhi
(b) Vallabhbhai Patel
(c) Vinoba Bhave
(d) Sarojini Naidu

59. Bhallu Bhai Desai was a

(a) Teacher
(b) Medical practitioner
(c) Legal practitioner
(d) Political leader

60. When was the 'First Royal Commission on Agriculture' set up?

(a) 1914
(b) 1927
(c) 1930
(d) 1933

61. China Peak lies in the district of

(a) Chamoli
(b) Almora
(c) Uttar Kashi
(d) Nainital

62. Which of the following is correctly matched?

(a) Tughlaqnama - Firuz Tughlaq
(b) Prithviraj Raso - Chandbardai
(c) Rajatrangini - Jayadeva
(d) Gitagovinda - Kalhana

63. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. The National Doctors’ Day is celebrated every year on July 1 in India
2. It is to honour the legendary physician and the 2nd Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy

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

64. Which of the following two Indian cities have been designated as members of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN)?

(a) Mumbai and Delhi
(b) Hyderabad and Vijayawada
(c) Jaipur and Jaisalmer
(d) Varanasi and Jaipur

65. India and Japan have signed historic Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) to introduce High Speed Rail (HRS) on

(a) Delhi Varansai route
(b) Delhi Mumbai route
(c) Delhi Patna route
(d) Mumbai Ahmedabad route

66. Inle Lake, a biosphere reserve is located in

(a) India
(b) Bhutan
(c) Sri Lanka
(d) Myanmar

67. Which of the following dam in Afghanistan is known as the Afghan-India Friendship Dam?

(a) Kajaki Dam
(b) Naghlu Dam
(c) Salma Dam
(d) Dahla Dam

68. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. Atal Setu is a newly constructed cable stayed bridge
2. It is located in Punjab

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

69. Which of the following country's Parliament has one block of Parliament as Atal Block after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee

(a) Bhutan
(b) Pakistan
(c) Sri Lanka
(d) Afghanistan

70. The Lilavati of Bhaskara is a standard text on

(a) Mathematics
(b) Surgery
(c) Poetics
(d) Linguistics

71. Who among the following Prime Ministers of India were defeated by vote of No Confidence?

1. Morarji Desai
2. Viswanath Pratap Singh
3. H. D. Deve Gowda
4. Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Select the correct answer using the code given below

Code:

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

72. Which of the following statements regarding Rajya Sabha is/are correct?

1. The maximum permissible strength of Rajya Sabha is 250
2. In Rajya Sabha, 238 members are elected indirectly from the States and Union Territoreis
3. It shares legislative powers equally with Lok Sabha in matters such as creation of All India Service

Select the correct answer using the code given below

Code:

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

73. Which of the following statements relating to the office of the President of India are correct?

1. The President has the power to grant pardon to a criminal in special cases
2. The President can promulgate ordinances even when the Parliament is in session
3. The President can dissolve the Rajya Sabha during emergency
4. The President has the power to nominate two members in the Lok Sabha from the Anglo Indian community

Select the correct answer using the code given below

Code:

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

74. The followers of Gorakhnath were called

(a) Yogis
(b) Nath-Panthis
(c) Tantriks
(d) Sanyasis

75. Which of the statements given below is/are correct?

1. The ideal of a common civil code is set forth in Article 44 of the Constitution of India
2. In certain respects, the High Courts in India have been given more extensive powers than the Supreme Court
3. The Supreme Court of India, the first fully independent Court for the country, was set up under the Constitution of India in 1950

Select the correct answer using the code given below

Code:

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

76. Which of the following is/are the example(s) of Transfer of Payment(s)?

1. Unemployment Allowance
2. Payment of Salary
3. Social Security Payments
4. Old age Pension

Select the correct answer using the code given below

Code:

(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1, 3 and 4
(d) None of the above

77. Which of the following Articles/Schedules in the Constitution of India deals with Autonomous District Councils?

(a) Eighth Schedule
(b) Fourth Schedule
(c) Sixth Schedule
(d) Article 250

78. Which of the following statements with regard to UID/Aadhar Card are correct?

1. It is a 12 digit unique form of identification for all residents of India
2. It is an identity number along with the biometric information of the individuals
3. It is a national identity and citizenship card

Select the correct answer using the code given below

Code:

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

79. W Which of the following statements about Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) are correct?

1. The CAG will hold office for a period of six years from the date he assumes the office. He shall vacate office on attaining the age of 65 years, if earlier than the expiry of the 6 year term
2. The powers of CAG are derived from the Constitution of India
3. The CAG is a multi-member body appointed by the President of India in consultation with the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers
4. The CAG may be removed by the President only on an address from both Houses of Parliament, on the grounds of proved misbehaviour or incapacity

Select the correct answer using the code given below

code:

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

80. Which one of the following is site of the Harappan Civilization wherein a Persian gulf seal has been unearthed?

(a) Harappa
(b) Mohen-jo-Daro
(c) Lothal
(d) Kalibhangan

81. The crop which does not seem to have been known to the people of Harappan Culture is

(a) Rice
(b) Ragi
(c) Cotton
(d) Barley

82. Which one of the following is correctly matched?

(a) Rangpur : Rice Husk
(b) Harappa : Horse Remains
(c) Surkotda : Plough Field
(d) Chanhudaro : Citadel

83. The term used to refer to barren land in the Vedic texts is

(a) Vraja
(b) Kulya
(c) Suyavas
(d) Khila

84. Project Loon aims to

(a) provide contraceptive facilities in rural areas
(b) provide sanitation facilities in urban slums
(c) provide immunization in rural areas
(d) providing Internet access to rural and remote areas

85. Yadu and Turvasa referred to the Rig-Veda were the names of

(a) Two Generals
(b) Two Tribes
(c) Two Kings
(d) Two Brothers

86. A lay Buddhist is known as

(a) Upasaka
(b) Arhat
(c) Bhakta
(d) Bhikkhu

87. The Aryans first settled in the valley of

(a) Indus river
(b) Ganga river
(c) Yamuna river
(d) Kaveri river

88. 'Neytal' in sangam literature means

(a) Barren land
(b) Mountainous region
(c) Coastal area
(d) Forest

89. Who of the following was not a king of the Mauryan dynasty?

(a) Chandragupta
(b) Dasaratha
(c) Bimbisara
(d) Bindusara

90. The city of Agra was founded by

(a) Daulat Khan Lodi
(b) Bahol Lodi
(c) Sikandar Lodi
(d) Ibrahim Lodi

91. Khots and muqaddams were

(a) Village headmen
(b) Peasants
(c) Village menials
(d) Village labourers

92. Operation Trident is related to

(a) Indo Pakistan war of 1965
(b) Indo Pakistan war of 1971
(c) Indo China war of 1962
(d) Kargil Conflict

93. Under the Delhi Sultans Kharaj was

(a) Land tax
(b) Poll tax
(c) House tax
(d) Cattle tax

94. Every year 22nd December is observed as National Mathematics Day to celebrate birth anniversary of great Indian autodidact Mathematician

(a) Aryabhata
(b) Brahmagupta
(c) Srinivasa Ramanujan
(d) P.C. Mahalanobis.

95. Which of the following are correctly matched?

1. 24th December: National Consumer Day
2. 25th December: National Good Governance Day

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

96. Ghadr-110 ballistic missile belongs to

(a) Pakistan
(b) Turkey
(c) Iran
(d) Iraq

97. Arrow or Hetz is a family of anti-ballistic missiles of

(a) Iran
(b) Russia
(c) USA
(d) Israel

98. Which of the following country has launched Islamic Military Coalition?

(a) Iran
(b) Iraq
(c) Pakistan
(d) Saudi Arabia

99. India is procuring S-400 Trium Air Defence Missile Systems from

(a) Israel
(b) USA
(c) France
(d) Russia

100. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. India is building its first Naval Base on the Assumption Island in the Indian Ocean region (IOR)
2. Assumption Island has been leased to India by the Seychelles government

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

TOTAL

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