Model Test Paper 91

General Study Paper I

1. Consider the following animals

1. Jaguar
2. Salt water crocodile
3. Snow leopard

Which of the above is/are naturally found in India?

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

2. Which of the following statements are correct about the Pandavleni Caves?

1. Rock-cut caves called Pandavleni Caves are located in Nasik
2. They are related to Mahayana Buddhism

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

3. Consider the following pairs

Hills ---------- Located in
1. Garo hills ---- Meghalaya
2. Mikir hills ------ Assam
3. Kaimur hills ------ Sikkim

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

4. Consider the following pairs

National Parks ------------------- Located in
1. Great Himalayan National Park ------- Himachal Pradesh
2. Hemis High Altitude National Park ---- Jammu & Kashmir
3. Valley of Flowers National Park ------- Uttarakhand

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

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

5. Consider the following statements

1. Only a member of the Rajya Sabha can be made the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
2. Only a member of the Lok Sabha can be made a Cabinet Minister

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

6. Who designed and unfurled the Calcutta Flag on August 7, 1906 in Parsi Bagan Square (Greer Park) in Calcutta, India?

(a) Sachindra Prasad Bose
(b) Anand Mohan Bose
(c) Subhash Chandra Bose
(d) Sarojini Naidu

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

1. The first Economic Census was carried out in 1977
2. So far five economic census have been carried out

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

8. How many women Lok Sabha Speakers has India had so far?

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

9. Consider the following statements

1. The Judges of High Courts are appointed by the Governor of the State concerned
2. The Speaker of the State Assembly is appointed by the Chief Minister of the State concerned

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

10. Consider the following statements

1. The darker the skin, the more sunlight one needs to get the same amount of vitamin D as a fair-skinned person
2. Sunscreen covered skin does not help in vitamin D synthesis even if exposed to sunlight

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

11. Which one among the following is the poorest source of proteins as compared to the other three?

(a) Black gram
(b) Fish
(c) Rice
(d) Soyabean

12. Consider the following snakes

1. Common Krait
2. Russel's Viper
3. Rock Python

Which of the above is/are poisonous snakes?

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

13. Consider the following statements

1. Buckingham Canal runs parallel to the east coast of India
2. Indira Gandhi Canal runs parallel to the west coast of India

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

14. Which of the following regions has the largest petroleum deposits?

(a) Brahmaputra valley
(b) Gujarat coast
(c) Krishna Godavari basin
(d) Mumbai high

15. Which of the following states is the largest producer of manganese?

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Karnataka
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Orissa

16. Tungus and Lena basins in Eastern Siberia are most significant for

(a) Iron ore reserves
(b) Petroleum reserves
(c) Coal reserves
(d) Manganese reserves

17. Which one of the following is a major producer of both coffee and iron ore?

(a) Assam
(b) Chhatisgarh
(c) Gujarat
(d) Karnataka

18. Mercury is emitted as a pollutant by

(a) Coal based power plants
(b) Cold storage facilities
(c) Sugar, paper and jute mills
(d) Wineries

19. Integrated Test Range, where missiles are tested, is located at

(a) Bengaluru
(b) Chandipur
(c) Sriharikota
(d) Thiruvananthapuram

20. The Ambassador of Conscience Award is given by?

(a) U.N.
(b) World Bank
(c) Amnesty International
(d) WTO

21. Which of the following statements are correct about "PARAM"?

1. PARAM is a series of supercomputers designed and assembled by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in Pune, India
2. The latest machine in the series is the PARAM ISHAN

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

22. With reference to the Union Government, consider the following statements

1. Members of the Election Commission are appointed by the Chief Election Commissioner
2. The Finance Commission is constituted by the President of India

Which of the above statemetns is/are correct?

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

23. Which of the following statements are correct about Golden Pen of Freedom Award

1. The Golden Pen of Freedom Award is a prestigious International Journalism award, given annually to individuals or organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the defence and promotion of press freedom
2. It is given by the World Association of Newspapers

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

24. When one is very obese, if it is mostly around the stomach than around the hips and buttocks, one is most likey at the risk of

1. Diabetes
2. High Blood Pressure
3. Osteoarthritis

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

25. Which of the following statements are correct about the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)?

1. The National Family Health Survey (NFHS) is a large-scale, multi-round survey conducted in a representative sample of households throughout India
2. The first survey was conducted in 1992-93
3. India has so far conducted four National Family Health Surveyes

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

26. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year
2. It marks the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman

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

27. Consider the following statements

Annie Besant is associated with the

1. establishment of Central Hindu College
2. launch of Home Rule League
3. launch of Quit India Movement

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

28. 'RuPay' is the name of

(a) Debit card
(b) Digital Currency
(c) Pension Scheme
(d) Symbol of the Indian Currency

29. With reference to Indian Defence, what is Nirbhay?

(a) A pilot-less aircraft
(b) A nuclear submarine
(c) A radar system
(d) A cruise missile

30. Recently, there was a proposal to reintroduce an animal in India which became extinct in this country several decades ago. Which one of the following is the animal in question?

(a) Cheetah
(b) Clouded leopard
(c) Double-humped camel
(d) Musk deer

31. Who adopted the title of 'the Son of Valour'?

(a) Chandragupta I
(b) Chandragupta II
(c) Samudragupta
(d) Skandagupta

32. The number of Tirthas (Officials) given in Arthashastra is

(a) 14
(b) 16
(c) 18
(d) 21

33. Consider the following diseases noticed in India

1. Dengue haemorrhagic fever
2. Japanese encephalitis
3. Tuberculosis

The causative organism of which of the above is a virus?

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

34. The Chairman and Members of the National Human Rights Commission are appointed by the

(a) Central Government
(b) Prime Minister in consultation with the Committee prescribed for this purpose
(c) President in consultation with the Committee prescribed for this purpose
(d) Chief Justice of India

35. International Bill of Rights is said to consist of

(a) Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(b) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
(c) International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
(d) All of the above

36. Who among the following was associated with Sanatan Adivasi Mahasabha?

(a) Theble Oraon
(b) Tilka Manjhi
(c) Silu Santal
(d) Duka Ho

37. As per the Employees Provident Fund Act, 'Basic Wages' includes

(a) Emoluments which are earned by an employee
(b) Dearness Allowance
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) Neither (a) nor (b)

38. A Multi-Zone DFMD is used for detecting

(a) all explosive substances
(b) all explosive substances except liquid explosives
(c) metal objects when signal exceeds alarm threshold
(d) None of the above

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

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

40. In which part of India, Dandakaranya is situated?

(a) Northern
(b) Eastern
(c) Central
(d) Western

41. 'Transhumance' refers to

(a) migration of animals in ranches
(b) human migration in search of job
(c) seasonal movement of people and their herds from valley to mountain and vice versa
(d) migration of nomads

42. Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by

(a) British Parliament
(b) UN General Assembly
(c) USA Supreme Court
(d) Human Rights Commission

43. Which one of the following Congress Sessions adopted a resolution on Fundamental Rights and Economic Policy ?

(a) Belgaum
(b) Calcutta
(c) Lahore
(d) Karachi

44. What is 'Secure Freight' Programme?

(a) It is a regulation framed by BCAS for Cargo Security
(b) It is an IATA programme for Air Cargo Supply Chain Security
(c) It is rules framed by Ministry of Civil Aviation for Cargo Security
(d) None of the above

45. Which among the following political parties opposed the Quit India Movement of 1942 ?

(a) Muslim League and CPI
(b) Muslim League
(c) Communist Party of India
(d) Forward Block

46. Who among the following first used the word Pakistan for the home-land of the Indian Muslim ?

(a) Sir Muhammad Iqbal
(b) Sir Agha Khan
(c) M.A. Jinnah
(d) Chaudhary Rahmat Ali

47. India is divided into how many Seismic Zones?

(a) 8
(b) 6
(c) 5
(d) 4

48. Before Quit India movement, the British Govt. made a plan to imprison Gandhi and others leaders. The plan was known as

(a) Operation desert
(b) Operation Gowalia Tank
(c) Operation Thunderbolt
(d) Operation zero hour

49. Which of the following pairs of vitamin and disease is/are correctly matched?

1. Vitamin A : Rickets
2. Vitamin B1 : Beriberi
3. Vitamin C : Scurvy

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

50. The rate of change of momentum of a body is equal to the resultant

(a) energy
(b) power
(c) force
(d) impulse

51. Velas turtle festival is a popular annual festival of

(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Kerala
(d) Tamil Nadu

52. Black rice or purple rice was recently in news as it became popular in

(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) West Bengal
(d) Assam

53. What is 'Shangri-la of the World'?

(a) China's largest Hotel chain
(b) China's tourism initiative
(c) China's tallest building
(d) China's bullet train

54. Which of the following is called the Manchester of Russia?

(a) Ivanova
(b) Yaroslavi
(c) Kalinin
(d) Yugorvsk

55. In equatorial regions, the diurnal range of temperature is not high, because of

(a) Excess rainfall
(b) High temperatures during nights
(c) Widespread cloudiness prevents heat radiation
(d) El Nino

56. The Aravallis fail to cause orographic rainfall in Rajasthan because

(a) They are not sufficiently high
(b) The monsoon winds do not reach them
(c) They lie parallel to the direction of the monsoon winds
(d) They do not support any vegetation

57. Which of the following country has officially withdrawn from International Criminal Court (ICC)?

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

58. Which of the following statements are correct?

1. ‘Better Make Room’ is an education campaign
2. It has been launched by UNESCO

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

59. In which case it was laid down that the “amendment in the Constitution is exercise of legislative functions of the Parliament” ?

(a) Shankari Prasad Vs. Union of India
(b) Golak Nath Vs. State of Punjab
(c) Sajjan Singh Vs. State of Rajasthan
(d) Keshvanand Bharti Vs. State of Kerala

60. Which of the following Article of the Constitution declares the Supreme Court shall be a Court of Record ?

(a) Article 127
(b) Article 129
(c) Article 128
(d) Article 130

61. Which of the following is not correctly matched ?

(a) The Sale of Goods Act – 1927
(b) The Arbitration & Conciliation Act – 1996
(c) The Copyright Act – 1957
(d) The Right to Information Act – 2005

62. In which of the following case compensation was first time awarded for violation of Fundamental Rights ?

(a) Sunil Batra Vs. Delhi Administration
(b) Rudal Sah Vs. State of Bihar
(c) Dharam Singh Vs. State of Jammu & Kashmir
(d) None of the above

63. The Constitution of India recognises

(a) only religious minorities
(b) only linguistic minorities
(c) religious and linguistic minorities
(d) religious, linguistic and ethnic minorities

64. A British Citizen staying in India can not claim right to

(a) Freedom of trade and profession
(b) Equality before law
(c) Freedom of Religion
(d) Protection of life and personal liberty

65. Which of the following Committees was constituted by Union Govt. on reforming the criminal justice system of the country ?

(a) Srikrishna Committee
(b) Madhava Menon Committee
(c) V.S. Malimath Committee
(d) Raghuram Rajan Committee

66. Which one of the following duties is not performed by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India ?

(a) To audit and report on all expenditure from the consolidated fund of India
(b) To audit and report on all expenditure from the contingency fund of India and Public Account
(c) To audit and report on all trading, manufacturing profit and loss accounts
(d) To control the receipt and issue of public money and to ensure that the public revenue is lodged in the exchequer

67. Who was the head of the Commission set up in 1953 to examine the re-organisation of State on linguistic basis ?

(a) Fazal Ali
(b) K.M. Panniker
(c) H.N. Kunzru
(d) Potti Sriramulu

68. The expenditure which is included in the Constitution for which approval of Parliament is not necessary is known as

(a) Allocated expenditure
(b) Accounted expenditure
(c) Charged expenditure
(d) Incurred expenditure

69. Located in India, it is Asia’s largest residential University. It is

(a) Banaras Hindu University
(b) Anna University
(c) The Utkal University
(d) Jawahar Lal Nehru University

70. Which of the following committee has been constituted to suggest improvements in the National Sports Code?

(a) Vijay Goel Committee
(b) Suresh Kalmadi Committee
(c) Justice Khehar Committee
(d) Injeti Srinivas Committed

71. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which year was the warmest year on record globally?

(a) 2013
(b) 2014
(c) 2015
(d) 2016

72. The Fundamental Duties of Indian citizens were provided by

(a) an amendment of the Constitution
(b) a judgement of the Supreme Court
(c) an order issued by the President
(d) a legislation adopted by the Parliament

73. Constitution describes the Indian Union as

(a) India i.e. Bharat
(b) India i.e. Hindustan
(c) India i.e. Bharat Varsha
(d) India i.e. Union of India

74. Jamaat-ur-Ahrar (JuA) which has been declared as a ‘terror group’ is based in

(a) Afghanistan
(b) Syria
(c) Pakistan
(d) Iran

75. Ratan P Watal Committee is associated with

(a) Judicial reforms
(b) Banking reforms
(c) Agricultural reforms
(d) Digital Payments

76. Geological formations that do not contain groundwater at all are called

(a) aquifuges
(b) aquitards
(c) aquicludes
(d) aquifers

77. Which of the following statements are correct about the "BHIM' app?

1. It is an initiative to enable fast, secure, reliable cashless payments through your mobile phone
2. It stands for Bharat Interface for Money
3. It has been developed by the National Informatics Centre

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

78. "Swachh Swasth Sarvatra initiative", aimed at strengthening health centres in open defecation-free blocks is a joint initiative of

1. Union Health Ministry
2. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation
3. Ministry of Human Resource Development

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

79. Watershed management is

(a) development of economy of population in the watershed
(b) the arrangement to harvest water
(c) development of land and water resources of the watershed
(d) the practice of conservation of soil

80. Water harvesting primarily means

(a) harvesting water from drains
(b) collection and preservation of water
(c) diverting water to rivers
(d) removal of excess water from fields

81. Triticala is a cross between

(a) Wheat × oat
(b) Wheat × barley
(c) Oat × barley
(d) Wheat × Rye

82. In which of the following crops azolla is used as biofertilizer ?

(a) Rice
(b) Sorghum
(c) Sunflower
(d) Maize

83. The Biological Diversity Act 2002 was born out of India's attempt to realise the objectives enshrined in the

(a) United Nation convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) l991
(b) United Nation convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) l992
(c) United Nation convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) l993
(d) United Nation convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) l994

84. Mathura was a great centre for the manufacture of a special type of cloth which was called

(a) Shataka
(b) Aman
(c) Khasa
(d) Chhipika

85. On account of contact with Rome, the Kushans issued dinar type of

(a) Silver coins
(b) Copper coins
(c) Gold coins
(d) Ivory coins

86. Which of the following became the first country to make a contribution to the fund and to start UN fund for sex abuse victims by Peacekeeping forces?

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

87. Detailed social rules and regulations were laid down in the

(a) Smritis
(b) Grihya-Sutras
(c) Both Smritis and Grihya-Sutras
(d) Puranas and Varta Sahitya

88. The Kushan rulers worshipped

(a) Shiva
(b) The Buddha
(c) Vishnu
(d) All the three

89. Match the following

a. Ashtadhyayi 1. Ashavaghosha
b. Natya Shastra 2. Panini
c. Harsha Charita 3. Bharata Muni
d. Buddha Charitam 4. Bana Bhatta

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

90. Who was known as the “Amitraghata” ?

(a) Bindusara
(b) Bimbisara
(c) Chandragupta Maurya
(d) Ashoka

91. Which of the following translated Mahabharata for the first time into Tamil ?

(a) Perundevanar
(b) Kambar
(c) Sundaramurthi
(d) Bharavi

92. The Classic Text known as “Jivaka Chintamani” is associated with

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

93. The Buddhist Order broke into Sthaviravadins and the Mahasanghikas at the

(a) First General Council
(b) Second General Council
(c) Third General Council
(d) Fourth General Council

94. Which of the following is a Cave Temple ?

(a) Kailasnath Temple at Kanchi
(b) Shiva Temple at Tanjore
(c) Shiva Temple at Elephanta
(d) Sun Temple at Martand

95. Identify the Delhi Sultan who introduced the practice of Sijda

(a) Iltutmish
(b) Ghiyas ud din Balban
(c) Allauddin Khilji
(d) Firoz Tughlaq

96. Tetrazolium test is used to determine

(a) Seed purity
(b) Seed viability
(c) Seed germination
(d) Seed quality

97. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN cultural agency added nine new sites on its World Heritage List. Which of the following Indian site is included in thisl list?

(a) India Gate
(b) Benaras Hindy University
(c) Nalanda Mahavihara
(d) Sarnath

98. Haemoglobin is

(a) The iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of all vertebrates with the exception of the fish family as well as the tissues of some invertebrates
(b) The iron-containing nitrogen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of all vertebrates with the exception of the fish family as well as the tissues of some invertebrates
(c) The iron-containing oxygen-transport in the red blood cells of all vertebrates with the exception of the fish family as well as the tissues of some invertebrates
(d) The iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of all vertebrates as well as the tissues of some invertebrates

99. Which part of new Encyclopaedia Britannica is useful for ready references?

(a) Macropaedia
(b) Propaedia
(c) Micropaedia
(d) Premedia

100. Which of the following was a recommendation of Hunter's Commission?

(a) Women's education
(b) New regulation for the organized senates system
(c) Gradual withdrawal of state support from higher education
(d) Introduction of civic education at college and university level

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