IAS Papers : Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2006

Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2006
GENERAL STUDIES (Booklet-D) Questions Paper
Time Allowed : Two Hours Maximum Marks : 150

1. Match List I (Indian Scientist/Scholar) with List II (Area of Work) and select the correct answer using the code given below
the lists :
List I L ist II
(Indian Scientist/Scholar) ( Area of Work)
A. C.N.R. Rao 1 . Telecommunication
B. Jagdish Bhagwati 2 . Physics
C. CG.N. Ramachandran 3 . Economics
D. Ashok Junjhunwala 4 . Solid State Chemistry and Material Science
Code :
A B C D
a) 4 3 2 1
b) 2 1 4 3
c) 4 1 2 3
d) 2 3 4 1

2. In which country is the committee which selects winners for Nobel Peace Prize located ?
a) N orway
b) S weden
c) F inland
d) D enmark

3. In which Olympics Games did India last win a Gold Medal ?
a) M ontreal (1976)
b) M oscow (1980)
c) L os Angeles (1984)
d) A tlanta (1996)

4. Which of the following substances are found in the beach sands of many parts of Kerala ?
1. I lmenite
2. Z ircon
3. S illimanite
4. T ungsten

Select the correct answer using the code given below :
a) 1 , 2, 3 and 4
b) 1 , 2 and 3, only
c) 3 and 4 only
d) 1 and 2 only

5. Which is the correct chronological sequence of the major events given below ?
1. S LV-3 Launch
2. F ormation of Bangladesh
3. S ikkim becomes 22 nd State of the Indian Union
4. P okharan-I test
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
a) 2 – 4 – 3 – 1
b) 3 – 1– 2 – 4
c) 2 – 1 – 3 –4
d) 3 – 4 – 2 – 1

6. With reference to the Government of India ’s various programmes, what is Nirmal Gram Puraskar ?
a) I t is an incentive scheme of scholarships for the single girl child in families in villages.
b) I t is an incentive scheme of scholarships for female sportspersons from villages who represent their states in any game.
c) I t is an incentive scheme for schools in the villages for computer education.
d) I t is an incentive scheme for Panchayati Raj institutions.

7. Who among the following laid the foundation of Rashtrakuta Empire ?
a) A moghavarsha I
b) D antidurga
c) D hruva
d) K rishna I

8. Recently Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the linking of two
rivers as a link project. Which are these two rivers?
a) B etwa and Chambal
b) B etwa and Ken
c) C hambal and Son
d) K en and Narmada

9. Who among the following directed the film chosen as India ’s official entry for the year 2006 Academy Awards?
a) A door Gopalakrishnan
b) A mol Palekar
c) S anjay Leela Bansali
d) K unal Kohli

10. Which one among the following was awarded the CSIR Diamond Jubilee Technology Award 2004 in September, 2005 by
the Prime Minister of India ?
a) I nfosys Technologies Ltd.
b) M idas Communication Technologies
c) T ata Consultancy Services
d) B icon India Ltd.

11. Recently with which country ’s government did ONGC – Mittal Energy Limited (OMEL) sign a joint venture deal of $6
billion dealing with infrastructure, refinery and power ?
a) Colombia
b) Venezuela
c) Nigeria
d) Saudi Arabia

12. Which one of the following companies is associated with the exploration and commercial production of oil in
Barmer-Sanchore basin of Rajasthan ?
a) C airn Energy
b) U nocal Corporation
c) R eliance Energy Ventures
d) O NGC

13. Where is the Central Water and Power Research Station located ?
a) K hadakwasla
b) S ileru
c) Jamnagar
d) S risailam

14. Projects and Development India Limited is mainly engaged in design engineering, procurement and supervision of
construction / commissioning in which area /
a) P harmaceutical plants
b) P etroleum refineries and sugar factories
c) S hip-building yards
d) F ertilizer and allied chemical plants

15. Who is the President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ?
a) P resident of India
b) V ice-President of India
c) P rime Minister of India
d) U nion Minister of Science and Technology

16. The initial design and construction of which massive temple took place during the resign ofSuryavarman II ?
a) Sri Mariamman Temple
b) Angkor Vat
c) Batu Caves Temple
d) Kamakhya Temple

17. Indian Airlines (New name : Indian) have redesigned their logo which is a graphic wheel. This logo has been inspired
from which one of the following
a) H ampi Temples
b) M amallapuram Temples
c) Sun Temples , Konark
d) Khajuraho Temple

18. `Match List I (Person) with List II (Area of Distinction) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List I L ist II
(Person) ( A rea of Distinction)
A. E.C.G. Sudarshan 1 . Theatre
B. V. Shanta 2 . Violin
C. T.N. Krishnan 3 . Research in Physics
D. Mahesh Dattani 4 . Cander treatment
5 . Water-harvesting
Code :
A B C D
a) 3 1 2 4
b) 2 4 5 1
c) 3 4 2 1
d) 2 1 5 4

19. Where is Davos – the venue of the annual meeting of World Economic Forum, located ?
a) France
b) Germany
c) Switzerland
d) Luxembourg

20. What is the Universal Product Code ( UPC) adopted for ?
a) Fire safety code in buildings
b) Earthwuake-resistant building code
c) Bar code
d) Against adulteration in eatables

21. What does the term ‘Dolby B’ or ‘Dolby C’ printed on tape recorders and other sound systems refer to ?
a) Frequency modulated system
b) Amplitude modulated system
c) Noise reduction circuit
d) Both DC and AC power can be used

22. Consider the following statements :
1. T he Richter scale is a logarithmic scale and so an increase of 1 magnitude unit represents a factor of 10 times in
amplitude.
2. E ach integer reading of the Richter scale has an energy 100 times that of the previous integer reading.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

23. For which sport is the Val Barker Cup awarded in the Olympic Games ?
a) S wimming
b) B oxing
c) L ong Jump
d) H igh Jump

24. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
a) States : Andhra Pradesh
b) Treaty of Yandabu : Assam
c) State of Bilaspur : Himachal Pradesh
d) Year 1966 : Gujarat becomes a State

25. Consider the following statements :
1. A ssam shares a border with Bhutan and Bangladesh .
2. W est Bengal shares a border with Bhutan and Nepal .
3. M izoram shares a border with Bangladesh and Myanmar .
Which of the statements given above are correct ?
a) 1 , 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2, only
c) 2 and 3, only
d) 1 and 3, only

26. Consider the following statements :
1. T he Charter Act 1853 abolished East India Company ’s monopoly of Indian trade.
2. U nder the Government of India Act 1858, the British Parliament abolished the East India Company altogether
and undertook the responsibility of ruling India directly.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

27. When Raja Wodeyar founded the Kingdom of Mysore , who was the ruler of the Vijayanagar Empire ?
a) Sadasiva
b) Tirumala
c) Ranga II
d) Venkata II

28. Which are the materials generally employed as solder in soldering operation in electronics ?
a) Iron and tin
b) Lead and tin
c) Aluminium and lead
d) Aluminium and iron

29. Between which of the following was the ancient town of Takshasila located ?
a) Indus and Jhelum
b) Jhelum and Chenab
c) Chenab and Ravi
d) Ravi and Beas

30. With reference to the invaders in ancient India , which one of the following is the correct chronological order ?
a) Greeks – Sakas – Kushanas
b) Greeks – Kushanas – Sakas
c) Sakas – Greeks – Kushans
d) Sakas – Kushanas – Greeks

31. Consider the following statements :
1. T he Ikshvaku rulers of Southern India were antagonistic towards Buddhism.
2. T he Pala rulers of Eastern India were patrons of Buddhism.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

32. Which one of the following revolts was made famous by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in his novel Anand Math ?
a) B hil uprising
b) R angpur and Dinapur uprising
c) B ishnupur and Birbhum rebellion
d) S anyasi rebellion

33. In the year 1613, where was the English Eastg India Company given permission to set up a factory (trading post) ?
a) Bangalore
b) Madras
c) Masulipattam
d) Surat

34. With reference to the revolt of the year 1857, who of the following was betrayed by a friend; captured and put to death by the British ?
a) Nana Sahib
b) Kunwar Singh
c) Khan Bahadur Khan
d) Tantia Tope

35. Under whose presidency was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress held in the year 1929 wherein a
resolution was adopted to gain complete independence from the British ?
a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
b) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
c) Jawaharlal Nehru
d) Motilal Nehru

36. How many numbers are there in all from 6000 to 6999 (Both 6000 and 6999 included) having at least one of their digits
repeated ?
a) 216
b) 356
c) 496
d) 504

37. Each of 2 women and 3 men is to occupy one chair out of 8 chairs, each of which is numbered from 1 to 8. First, women
are to occupy any two chairs from those numbered 1 to 4; and then the 3 men would occupy any three chairs out of the remaining
6 chairs. What is the maximum number of different ways in which this can be done ?
a) 40
b) 132
c) 1440
d) 3660

38. Match List I (Place of Archaeological Monument) with List H (State) and select the correct answer using the code given
below the lists :
L ist I L i st II
(Place of Archaeological Monument) (State)
A. Sisupalgarh 1 . Assam
B. Piprahwa 2 . Manipur
C. Goalpara 3 . Orissa
D. Bishnupur 4 . Uttar Pradesh
Code
A B C D
(a) 2 4 1 3
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 3 1 4 2

39. In which one among the following is the speed of sound maximum ?
a) Air at 0°C
b) Air at 100°C
c) Water
d) Wood

40. Consider the following chemicals :
1. Benzene
2. Carbon tetrachloride
3. Sodium carbonate
4. Trichloroethylene
Which of the above is / are used as dry cleaning chemicals ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 ,2 and 4 only
d) 1 ,2, 3 and 4

41. Consider the following statements :
1. C affeine, a constituent of tea and coffee is a diuretic.
2. C itric acid is used in soft drinks.
3. A scorbic acid is essential for the formation of bones and teeth.
4. C itric acid is a good substitution for aerobic acid in our nutrition.
Which of the Statements given above are correct ?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 , 2 and 3 only
c) 3 and 4 only
d) 1 , 2, 3 and 4

42. Which one of the following subjects is under the Union List in the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India ?
a) Regulation of labour and safety in mines and oilfields.
b) Agriculture
c) Fisheries
d) Public health

43. Consider the following statements :
1. T here is a no provision in the Constitution of India to encourage equal pay for equal work for both men and women.
2. T he Constitution of India does not define backward classes.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

44. What is the new administrative capital proposed for Myanmar ?
a) Bassein
b) Mandalay
c) Myitkyina
d) Pyinmana

45. Consider the following statements :
1. Sikkim has the minimum area among the 28 Indian States ( Delhi and Pondicherry not included)
2. Chandigarh has the highest literacy rate among Pondicherry , NCT of Delhi and other Union Territories .
3. Maharashtra has the highest population after Uttar Pradesh among the 28 Indian States ( Delhi and Pondicherry not
included)
Which of the Statements given above is / are correct ?
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 only
d) 3 only

46. Match List I (Centre of Handicrafts) with List II (State) and select the correct answer using code given below the lists :
List I L ist II
(Centre of Handicrafts) (State)
A. Mon 1 . Arunachal Pradesh
B. Nalbari 2 . Assam
C. Pasighat 3 . Meghalaya
D. Tura 4 . Nagaland
Code
A B C D
a) 4 2 1 3
b) 1 3 4 2
c) 4 3 1 2
d) 1 2 4 3

47. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?
a) Vikramaila Monastery : Uttar Pradesh
b) Hemkund Gurudwara : Himachal Pradesh
c) Udayagiri Caves : Maharashtra
d) Amaravati Buddhist Stupa : Andhra Pradesh

48. Consider the following statements :
1. T he Rajya Sabha alone has the power to declare that it would be in national interest for the Parliament to legislate with
respect to a matter in the State list
2. R esolutions approving the Proclamation of Emergency are passed only by the Lok Sabha.
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

49. Whom did Croatia defeat in the Davis Cup-2005 Finals to win the Davis Cup-2005 ?
a) United States of America
b) Slovak Republic
c) Argentina
d) Spain

50. Who among the following is a Hindustani classical singer ?
a) Geeta Chandran
b) Leela Samson
c) Gangubai hangal
d) Swapnasundari

51. In which state is the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development located ?
a) Tamil Nadu
b) Karnataka
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Uttaranchal

52. Which one of the following Indian banks is not a nationalized bank/
a) Corporation bank
b) Dena bank
c) Federal bank
d) Vjaya Bank

53. Zayed bin Sultan-al- Nahyan was a long serving President of which of the following ?
a) Oman
b) Kuwait
c) United Arab Emirates
d) Saudi Arabia

54. In which one of the following areas die the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research make significant progress in the
year 2005?
a) R eprocessing the uranium-plutonium mixed carbide field of the Fast Breeder Test Reactor
b) N ew applications of radioisotopes in metallurgy
c) A new technology for production of heavy water
d) A new technology for high level nuclear waste management.

55. What is IndoNext which was launched in January, 2005 ?
a) A new scheme to promote Indian tourism
b) A new scheme to promote export of Indian handicrafts
c) A n association of the non-resident Indians to organize Pravasi Bhartiya Divas every year in India .
d) A n alternative trading platform being promoted by the Bombay Stock Exchange and Regional Stock Exchanges.

56. In which one of the following oceans is Diamantina Trench situated ?
a) Pacific ocean
b) Atlantic ocean
c) Indian ocean
d) Arctic ocean

57. Consider the following statements :
1. P etronet LNG Ltd. in setting up another LNG terminal at Mangalore.
2. T he Head Office of the Dredging Corporation of India is at Visakhapatnam .
3. T he Narwapahar Mine is operated by the Uranium Corporation of India Limited.
Which of the statements given above are correct ?
a) 1 , 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

58. Which one of the following statements is correct ?
Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act ( FRBMA) concerns
a) fiscal deficit only
b) revenue deficit only
c) both fiscal deficit and revenue deficit
d) neither fiscal deficit nor revenue deficit

59. What does the 104 th Constitution Amendment Bill relate to ?
a) A bolition of Legislative Councils in certain states
b) I ntroduction of dual citizenship for persons of Indian origin living outside India .
c) P roviding quota to socially and educationally backward classes in private educational institutions
d) P roviding quota for religious minorities in the services under the Central Government

60. Consider the following statements in respect of welfare schemes launched by the Ministry of Rural Development,
Government of India :
1. Drinking water for rural areas is one of the components of the Bharat Nirmal Plan.
2. In the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 there is a provision that the statutory minimum wage applicable
to agricultural workers in the State has to be paid to the workers under the Act.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

Directions : The following six (6) items consist of two statements, one labeled as the ‘Assertion (A)’ and the other as ‘Reason
(R)’. You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the code given below :
Code :
(a) B oth A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.
(b) B oth A and R are 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

61. Assertion (A) : The percentage of net sown area in the total area of Andhra Pradesh is less as compared to that of
West Bengal .
Reason (R) : The soil of most of Andhra Pradesh is laterite .

62. Assertion (A) : Muhammad bin Tughluq issue a new gold coin which was called Dinar by Ibn Batutah .
Reason (R) : Muhammad bin Tughluq wanted to issue toke currency in gold coins to promote trade with West
Asian and North African countries.

63. Assertion (A) : Cellulose is used in making shatter –proof glass.
Reason (R) : Polysaccharides are not soluble in water.

64. Assertion (A) : To orbit around the Sun, the planet Mars takes lesser time than the time taken by the Earth
Reason (R) : The diameter of the planet Mars is less than that of the Earth.

65. Assertion (A) : In India , every state has a High Court in its territory.
Reason (R) : The Constitution of India provides for a High Court in each state

66. Assertion (A) : Balance of Payments represents a better picture of a country ’s economic transactions with the rest
of the world than the ‘Balance of Trade ’
Reason (R) : ‘Balance of Payments ’ takes into account the exchange of both visible and invisible items whereas
‘balance of trade ’ does not.

67. In a tournament each of the participate was to play one match against each of the other participants.3 players fel ill after each of them had played three matches and had to leave the tournament. what was the total number of participants at the
beginning, if the total number of matches played was 75 ?
a) 8
b) 10
c) 12
d) 15

68. P , Q, R, S and T reside in a 5-storeyed (Ground + 4) building, and each of them resides on a separate floor. Further,
1. T does not reside on the topmost floor.
2. Q does not reside on the ground floor.
3. S resides on one storey above that of P and one storey below that of R
To know as to which one of the 5 persons resides on the ground floor which of the above statements are sufficient / insufficient ?
a) 1 and 3 are sufficient
b) 2 and 3 are sufficient
c) 1 , 2 and 3 are sufficient
d) 1 , 2 and 3 are insufficient

69. A box contains 5 sets of balls while there are 3 balls in each set. each set of balls has one colour which is different from every other set. what is the least number of balls that must be removed from the box in order to claim with certainty that a pair of balls of the same colour has been removed ?
a) 6
b) 7
c) 8
d) 9

70. Which one of the following countries is not a member of ASEAN ?
a) Vietnam
b) Brunei Darussalam
c) Bangladesh
d) Myanmar

71. Consider the following statements in respect of India ’s advanced satellite INSAT-4A
1. Insat-4A was launched in December, 2005 from New Mexico .
2. The European commercial launch service provider Arian space was associated with the launch of INSAT-4A.
3. Tata-Sky – a digital cable service provider is associated with DTH television broadcasting services from INSAT-4A.
Which of the statements given above are correct ?
a) 1 , 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

72. Match List I (Person) with List II (Organization / Area of Work) and select the correct answer using the code given below
the lists :
List I L ist II
(Person) ( Organization / Area of work)
A. Chanda Kochhar 1 . Advertising
B. Amrita Patel 2 . Banking
C. Indira Nooyi 3 . Dairy Development
D. Piyish Pandey 4. Pepsi Co.
Code
A B C D
a) 2 1 4 3
b) 4 3 2 1
c) 2 3 4 1
d) 4 1 2 3

73. To which one of the following processes is the term CMYK related ?
a) Railway signaling
b) Navigation
c) Offset Printing
d) Electronic voting machine

74. Consider the following statements :
1. K ofi Annan- the UN Secretary General is from Nigeria .
2. K ofi Annan is the first UN Secretary General to be appointed from the ranks of the United Nations staff.
3. K ofi Annan was appointed for a second term to the office of the UN Secretary General.
Which of the statements given above are correct ?
a) 1 , 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

75. Which one of the following countries is not a participating team in the Football World Cup 2006 to be held in Germany
in July, 2006 ?
a) Russia
b) Togo
c) Ivory Coast
d) Switzerland

76. Consider the following statements :
1. Nobel Prize Awarding Ceremony takes place on December 10 of every year.
2. The Novel Prize for Literature was added later on to the other five areas – Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine,
Peace and Economics.
Which of the statements given above is /are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

77. The Allahabad Pillar inscription is associated with which one of the following ?
a) Mhapadma Nanda
b) Chandragupta Maurya
c) Ashoka
d) Samudragupta

78. What is Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) ?
a) An agency formed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to check misuse of drugs by sportsperson.
b) Anon-governmental organization which specializes in International humanitarian aid and emergency medical
assistance.
c) An organization to develop applications of nanotechnology in medicine.
d) An organization of medical practitioners funded by the European Union which carried out research against spread of
AIDS.

79. Bermuda triangle extends up to which of the following places ?
1. Southern Florida
2. Puerto Rico
3. Hawaii Islands
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
a) 1 , 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

80. Consider the following statements :
1. E LISA test is employed as the first and most basic test for an individual to detect cancer.
2. A lmost 50% of human beings have Rh+ blood while the remaining have Rh- blood.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

81. Which one of the following is printed on a commonly used fluorescent tube light ?
a) 2 29 K
b) 2 73 K
c) 6 500 K
d) 9 000 K

82. In which one of the following films did the Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck collaborate ?
a) S hatranj Ke Khilari
b) G uide
c) L awrence of Arabia
d) T itanic

83. Which one of the following countries is not a member of Nordic Council ?
a) Norway
b) Denmark
c) Iceland
d) United Kingdom

84. Which one among the following was the first to legalize euthanasia ?
a) Austria
b) Switzerland
c) Netherlands
d) Canada

85. Claims to the historical Macedonian territory have been a bone of contention between which of the following countries ?
a) Portugal and Spain
b) Bulgaria and Greece
c) Romania and Bulgaria
d) Portugal and Greece

86. Huangpu River flows through which one of the following cities ?
a) Beijing
b) ho Chi Minh city
c) Shanghai
d) Manila

87. Which one of the following countries is the leading producer of uranium ?
a) United States of America
b) Canada
c) Germany
d) Zambia

88. There are three parallel straight lines. Two points A and B, are marked on the first lines, points C and D are marked on the second line, and points E and F are marked on the third line. Each of these 6 points can move to any position on its respective straight line.
Consider the following statements :
1. T he maximum number of triangles that can be drawn by joining these points is 18.
2. T he minimum number of triangles that can be drawn by joining these points is zero.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

89. A mixed doubles tennis game is to be played between two teams (each team consists of one male and one female). There
are 4 married couples. No team is to consist of a husband and his wife. What is the maximum number of games that can be played ?
a) 12
b) 21
c) 36
d) 42
90. In an office, the number of persons who take tea is twice the number of persons who take only coffee. The number of
persons who take coffee is twice the number of persons who take only tea.
Consider the following statements :
1. T he sum of the number of persons who take either tea or coffee or both is four times the number of persons who take
both coffee and tea.
2. T he sum of the number of persons who take only coffee and those who take only tea is twice the number of persons who
take both tea and coffee.
which of the statements given above is / are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

91. Consider the following statements :
1. A ppellate Tribunal for Electricity has been established by each State Government in India .
2. O ne of the components of the Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) is upgradation of
sub-transmission and distribution system for electricity in India
Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

92. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
Monastery S tate
a) Dhankar Monastery : Himachal Pradesh
b) Rumtek Monastery : Sikkim
c) Tabo Monastery : Himachal Pradesh
d) Kye Monastery : Arunachal Monastery

93. Match List I (Valley) with List II (State) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List I L ist II
(Valley) ( State)
a) Markha Valley 1. Sikkim
b) Dzukou Valley 2. Himachal Pradesh
c) Sangla Valley 3. Jammu and Kashmir
d) Yumthang Vallye `4. Nagaland
Code
A B C D
a) 2 4 3 1
b) 3 2 1 4
c) 2 1 3 4
d) 3 4 2 1

94. 3 digits are chosen at random from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 without repeating any digit. What is the probability that their
product is odd ?
a) 2 /3
b) 5 /108
c) 5 /42
d) 7 /48

95.
16 64 64
9 18 25 25 18 1 9 18 1
36 16 X
(I) (II) (III)
a) 4
b) 1 6
c) 2 5
d) 3 6

96. Which one of the following statements is not correct ?
a) M ahandi river rises in Chattisgarh
b) G odavari river rises in Maharashtra
c) C auvery river rises in Andhra Pradesh
d) T apti river rises in Madhya Pradesh

97. Where is Bundala Biosphere Reserve which has been recently added to the UNESCO ’s Man and Biosphere ( MAB)
network, located ?
a) Russia
b) India
c) Sri Lanka
d) Bangladesh

98. Consider the following statements :
1. A ccording to the Census 2001, Kerala has the smallest gap in male and female literacy rates among the 28 states of India
( Delhi and Pondicherry not included).
2. A ccording to the Census 2001, Rajasthan has literacy rate above the national average literacy rate.
Which of the statements give above is / are correct /
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

99. Consider the following statements in respect of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.
1. U nder the provisions of the Act, 100 days of employment in a year to every household whose adult members volunteer to
do unskilled manual work has become a fundamental rights ?
2. U nder the provisions of the Act, women are to get priority to the extent that one-half of persons who are given
employment are women who have asked for work.
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

100. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the afghan rulers to the throne of Delhi ?
a) Sikandar Shah – Ibrahim Lodi – Bahlol Khan Lodi
b) Sikandar Shah – Bahol Khan Lodi – Ibrahim Lodi
c) Bahlol Khan Lodi – Sikandar Shah – Ibrahim Lodi
d) Bahlol Khan Lodi – Ibrahim Lodi – Sikandar Shah

101. Bhakta Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal Emperor ?
a) Babar
b) Akbar
c) Jahangir
d) Aurangzeb

102. In Indian history, who was Abdul Hamid Lahori ?
a) An important military commander during Akbar’s reign.
b) An official historian of the reign of Shah Jahan.
c) An important noble and confident of Aurangzeb.
d) Achronicler and poet during the reign of Muhammad Shah

104. Who was the Governor-General of India during the Sepoy Mutiny ?
a) Lord Canning
b) Lord Dalhousie
c) Lord Hardinge
d) Lord Lytton

105. Consider the following statements about Madam Bhjkaji Cama :
1. Madam Cama unfurled the National Flag at the International Socialist Conference in Paris in the year 1907.
2. Madam cama served as private secretary to Dadabhai Naoroji
3. Madam Cama was born to Parsi parents.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?
a) 1 , 2 and 3
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 3 only

106. Lectures from Colombo to Almora is based on the experiences of which one of the following ?
a) Veer Savarkar
b) Annie Besant
c) Ramkrishna Paramhansa
d) Swami Vivekanand

107. Match List I (Leading Women Lawn tennis Player) with List II (Country) and select the correct answer using the code
given below the lists :
List I List II
(Leading Women Lawn Tennis Player) (Country)
A. Daniela Hantuchova 1 . Russia
B. Patty Schnyder 2 . Slovakia
C. Nadia Petrova 3 . France
D. Amelie Mauresmo 4 . Switzerland
Code
A B C D
a) 2 1 4 3
b) 3 4 1 2
c) 2 4 1 3
d) 3 1 4 2

108. Each of the five persons A, B, C, D and E possesses unequal number (<10) of similar items A, B and C possess 21 items in
all, while C, D, and E possess 7 items in al. How many items do A and B possess in all ?
a) 1 5
b) 1 7
c) 1 8
d) Data is insufficient

109. There are 8 equidistant points A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H in the clockwise
direction on the periphery of a circle. in a time interval t, a person reaches from A to C with uniform motion while another person reaches the point E from the point B during the same time interval with uniform motion. Both the persons move in the same direction along the circumference of the circle and start at the same instant. how much time after the start, will the two persons meet each other ?
a) 4t
b) 7t
c) 9t
d) Never

110. Consider the following statements :
1. F ree and compulsory education to the children of 6-14 years age group by the State was made Fundamental Right by the
76th Amendment to the Constitution of India.
2. S arva Shiksha Abhiyan seeks to provide computer education even in rural areas.
3. E ducation was included in the Concurrent List by the 42 nd Amendment, 1976 to the Constitution of India.
Which of the statements given above are correct ?
a) 1 , 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

111. Which one of the following is not a Central University ?
a) Pondicherry University
b) Maulana Azad Nationla Urdu University , Hyderabad
c) Visva Bharti , Shanti Niketan
d) University of Madras , Chennai

112.In a question paper, there are four multiple-choice questions. Each question has a five choices with only one choice for
its correct answer. What is the total number of ways in which a candidate will not get al the four answers correct ?
a) 19
b) 120
c) 624
d) 1024

113. Match List I (Person) with List II (Area of Work) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List I L i st II
(Person) ( A rea of Work)
A. Ela Bhatt 1 . Theatre training
B. Mahashweta Devi 2. Women’s labour sector
C. Ebrahim Alkazi 3. Management teching
D. Vijay Govindarajan 4. Literature and social worker for the country ’s trial communities
Code
A B C D
a) 3 1 4 2
b) 2 4 1 3
c) 3 4 1 2
d) 2 1 4 3

114. Who was the Chief Justice of India when public interest litigation ( PIL) was introduced to the Indian Judicial system ?
a) M . Hidayatullah
b) A .M. Ahmadi
c) A .S. Anand
d) P .N. Bhagwati

115. What is the name other vessel that delivers the nutrient rich blood from the stomach and small intestine to the liver ?
a) L eft hepatic artery
b) H epatic vein
c) R ight hepatic artery
d) H epatic portal vein

116. Consider the following statements with reference to human body :
1. T he common Bile duct releases its contents into stomach.
2. T he pancreatic duct releases its contents into duodenum
Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

117. A watch showed a time of fourteen minutes past nine (9 hrs and 14 minutes). the positions of the hour-hand and the
minute-hand of the watch are exactly interchanged. the new time shown by the watch is closest to which one of the following ?
a) Twelve minutes to three
b) Thirteen minutes to three
c) Fourteen minutes to three
d) Fifteen minutes to three

118. Consider the following statements :
1. The agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area ( SAFTA) came into effect from Ist December, 2005
2. As per SAFTA agreement terms, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have to decrease their custom duties to the level of 0 to 5
percent by the year 2013.
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

119. Which one the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
Recent Scientific Achievement C ountry
a) Creating the world ’s first mouse with : United Kingdom
a full human chromosome
b) Cloning a human embryo for the : Germany
first time
c) Guiding a spacecraft for collision : United States of
with a comet A m erica
d) Landing a spacecraft on an asteroid : Japan

120. Which one among the following is not a good source of nutritional calcium?
a) Rice
b) Ragi
c) Skimmed milk
d) Egg

121. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched ?
Inventor I nvention
1. Christopher Cockerell : Hovercraft
2. David Bushnell : Submarine
3. J.C. Perrier : Steamship
Select the correct answer by using the code given below :
a) 1 , 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

122. Which one among the following Commissions was set up in pursuance of a definite provision under an Article of the
Constitution of India /
a) University Grants Commission
b) National Human Rights Commission
c) Election Commission
d) Central Vigilance Commission

123. Who among the following wrote “The Communist Manifresto ” along with Karl Marx ?
a) Emile Durkheim
b) Friedrich Engels
c) Robert Owen
d) Max Weber

124. Which portfolio was held by Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the Interim Government formed in the year 1946 ?
a) Defence
b) External Affairs and Commonwealth Relations
c) Food and Agriculture
d) None

125. Who among the following was presented with the Sangeet Natak Akademi Ratna Award, 2005 for her life time
achievement in dance ?
a) Chandralekha
b) Tanjavur Balasarswati
c) Uma Sharma
d) Yamini Krishnamurthy

126. Which one of the following countries is the first country in the world to propose a carbon tax for its people to address
global warming ?
a) Australia
b) Germany
c) Japan
d) New Zealand

127. Consider the following statements :
1. A person who has held office as permanent Judge of a High Court cannot plead or act in any court or before any
authority in India except the Supreme Court.
2. A person is not qualified for appointment as a Judge of a High Court in India unless he has for at least five years held a
judicial office in the territory of India .
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Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

128. Each of 8 identical balls is to be placed in the squares shown in the figure given above in a horizontal direction such that one
horizontal row contains 6 balls and the other horizontal row contains 2 balls. In how many maximum different ways can this be
done ?
a) 38
b) 28
c) 16
d) 14

129. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
a) Slovenia : Bratislava
b) Seychelles : Victoria
c) Sierra Leone : Freetown
d) Uzbekistan : Tashkent
130. Who is Wole Soyinka ?
a) A well-known economist
b) A well-known football player
c) A well-known industrialist owning steel plants in many parts of the world
d) A Nobel Prize winner for literature

131. Consider the following statements :
1. L ength of a terrestrial mile is lesser than that of a nautical mile.
2. H armattan is a dusty land-wind of the East African Coast .
3. G reene and Albania form a part of the Iberian Penninsula
Which of the statements given above is / are correct /
a) 1 , 2 and 3
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1 only

132. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
Well known company M ajor Area of Work
a) Adobe Systems India : Software
b) Sasken : Communication technology
c) Genpact : Power Generation
d) Synthite : Export of spices

133. match List I (National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary) with List II (Nearby Town) and select the correct answer using the code
given below the lists :
List I L i st II
(National Park / Wildlife Sanctuary) (Nearby Town)
1. Chandra Prabha 1 . Jaipur
2. Karera 2 . Jhansi
3. Jaisamand 3 . Agra
D. Nahargarh 4 . Varanasi
5 . Udaipur
Code
A B C D
a) 4 1 5 2
b) 5 2 3 1
c) 4 2 5 1
d) 5 1 3 2

134. Match List I (Author) with List II (Book) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List I L i st II
(Author) ( B ook)
A. Amartya Sen 1. An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire
B. Bimal Jalan 2 . The Argumentative Indian
C. Arundhati Roy 3. The Future of India
D. Mani Shankar Aiyar 4. Confessions of a Secular Fundamentalist
Code
A B C D
a) 3 2 1 4
b) 2 3 4 4
c) 3 2 4 1
d) 2 3 4 1

135. Which one of the following countries is not a member of Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) /
a) Armenia
b) Belarus
c) Estonia
d) Georgia

136. Consider the following statements
1. I n India , during the financial year 2004-2005 an increase of below 10% over the value of exports (in rupee terms) in the
financial year 2003-2004 was reported.
2. A ccording to the WTO, India ’s share in the world merchandise exports crossed 2% in the year 2005.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) B oth 1 and 2
d) N either 1 nor 2

137. Consider the following statements
1. Meningococcal Meningitis is transmitted from person to person by mosquito bites
2. Vomitting and neck pain are two of the symptoms of Meningococcal Meningitis.
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

138. What was the main reason for which Niger was in the news in recent times ?
a) Many deaths due to AIDS
b) Fierce civil war
c) Intense fighting with Algeria
d) Famine and starvation

139. Which one the following is not correctly matched ?
Prominent Indian Writer L anguage
a) Raja Rao : Telgu
b) Gobind Tribuk Deshpande : Marathi
c) Subramaniyam Bharati : Tamil
d) Tara Shankar Joshi : Gujarati

140. Match List I (Finding / Invention / Calculation) with List II (Ancient Indian Scholar) and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List I L i st II
Finding/Invention/Calculation ( Ancient Indian Scholar)
A. Time taken by the Earth to orbit the sun 1. Aryabhatta
B. Calculation of the value of p (pi) 2. Bhaskaracharya
C. Invention of the digit zero 3 . Budhayana
D. The game of snakes and ladders 4. Gyandev
Code
A B C D
a) 2 4 1 3
b) 1 3 2 4
c) 2 3 1 4
d) 1 4 2 3

141. What is the approximate mean velocity with which the Earth moves round the Sun its orbit ?
a) 20 km/s
b) 20 km/s
c) 40 km/s
d) 50 km/s

142. From north towards south, which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given rivers in India ?
a) Shyok – Spiti – Zaskar – Satluj
b) Shyok – Zaskar – Spiti – Satluj
c) Zaskar – Shyok – Satluj – Spiti
d) Zaskar – Satluj – Shyok – Spiti

143. Through which of one of the following groups of countries does the Equator pass ?
a) Brazil , Zambia and Malaysia
b) Colombia , Kenya and Indonesia
c) Brazil , Sudan and Malayisa
d) Venezuela , Ethiopia and Indonesia

144. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
Well known Place Country
a) Baikonour : Russia
b) Kourou : French Guiana
c) Borobudur : Indonesia
d) Cannes : France

145. Other than India and China , which of the following groups of countries border Myanmar ?
a) Bangladesh , Thailand and Vietnam
b) Cambodia , Laos and Malayisa
c) Thailand , Vietnam and Malayisa
d) Thailand , Laos and Bangladesh

146. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List I L ist II
A. Harold Pinter 1. Director-General, FAO
B. Jacques Diouf 2. President, European Commission
C. Jose Manuel Barroso 3. World Bank appointed expert for adjudicating on the Baglihr Hydel Project.
D. Raymond Lafitte 4. Litterateur
Code
A B C D
a) 4 3 2 1
b) 2 1 4 3
c) 4 1 2 3
d) 2 3 4 1

147. Consider the following statements :
1. L ife Insurance Corporation of India is the oldest insurance company in India .
2. N ational Insurance Company Limited was nationalized the year 1972 and made a subsidiary of General Insurance
Corporation of India .
3. H eadquarters of United India Insurance Company Limited are located at Chennai
Which of the statements given above are correct ?
a) 1 , 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

148. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
Railway Zone H eadquarters
a) North Eastern Railway : Gorakhpur
b) South Eastern Railway : Bhubaneshwar
c) Eastern Railway : Kolkata
d) South East Central Railway : Bilaspur

149. Which one of the following is the correct statement ?
Service tax is a / an
a) direct tax levied by the Central Government.
b) indirect tax levied by the Central Government.
c) direct tax levied by the State Government.
d) indirect tax levied by the State Government.

150. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
a) Sigmund Freud : Psychoanalysis
b) Anna Freud : Child psychiatry
c) Milton Friedman : Economics
d) Eric R. Kandel : Literature

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