GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS ANSWER KEY 2009

Set no - "D"

GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS ANSWER KEY 2009

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Set no -"D"
ANSWER KEY 2009
Qs.No. Question Correct Answer Set No. Topic Page No.
1 With which one of the following has the B.K. Chaturvedi Committee dealt:- Review of Centre-State relations, Review of Delimitation Act, Tax reforms and measures to increases revenues, Price reforms in the oil sector D V CURRENT AFFAIRS 30
2 Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event, is associated with and done for who of the following:-Bahubali, Buddha, Mahavir, Nataraja A
3 Consider the following pairs: (Tradition- State), Gatka C VII G. K. 27 A
4 Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:-( List I Famous person- List II Wellknown as), Anna Hazare C V / VII CURRENT AFFAIRS 70 / 2
5 Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:- (List I Famous person- List II Wellknown as), Amrita Sher-Gil B V / V CURRENT AFFAIRS / G. K. 64 / 23A
6 With reference to the schemes launched by the Union Government, consider the following statements:- Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana B VII CURRENT AFFAIRS 9
7 Consider the following pairs:- (Persons- Sport), Anand PawarChess, Akhil Kumar- Boxing, Shiv Shankar Prasad ChowrasiaGolf. Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched:-1 and 2 only, 2 and 3 only, 3 only, 1,2 and 3 B V CURRENT AFFAIRS 60
8 Match List I with II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists: (List I Book- List II Author), In Custody- C VII / V CURRENT AFFAIRS / G. K. 22 / 22A
9 Among the following, who are the Agaria community D
10 Recently, which one of the following was included in the UNESCO's World Heritage list B V CURRENT AFFAIRS 83
11 Where is the famous Virupaksha temple located C I MEDIEVAL INDIA 19 A
12 Other than Venezuela, which one among the following C
13 Under the administration of which one of the following is the Department of Atomic Energy A
14 Consider the following pairs (Large Bank- Country of origin), ABN B
15 Which among the following has the world's largest reserves of Uranium:- Australia, Canada, Russian Federation, USA A V CURRENT AFFAIRS 39
16 In the 'Individual Satyagraha', Vinoba Bhave B II MODERN INDIA 70
17 Consider the following statements: - The Cripps Proposals B II MODERN INDIA 71
18 During the freedom struggle, Aruna Asaf Ali C II MODERN INDIA 67
19 With whose permission did the English set up their first factory in Surat:- Akbar, Jahangir, Shahjahan, Aurangzeb B I MEDIEVAL INDIA 28A, 52A
20 In a cell (battery), which of the following are used as electrolytes:-Ammonium chloride and Zine chloride, Sodium chloride and Calcium chloride, Magnesium chloride and Zine chloride, Ammonium chloride and Calcium chloride A IV PHYSICS 28, 29
21 Which one of the following planets has largest number of natural satellites or moons:- Jupiter, Mars, Saturn,Venus A VII G. K. 13A
22 Consider the following statements:- Sweet orange plant
23 Which one of the following types of waves are used in a night vision apparatus: C
24 In the context of genetic disorders, consider the following: - A woman suffers from colour blindness D
25 A person travels 12 km due North, then 15 km due East A IV G. M. A.
26 Six persons A, B, C, D, E, and F are standing in a row:- C IV G. M. A.
27 Which one of the following is used as an explosive:- A
28 Consider the following: - Camphor, Chicory, and Vanilla D IV / VI CHEMISTRY / INDIA YEAR BOOK 8 / 14
29 In the context of Indian wild life, the flying fox is a:- A
30 During which Five Year Plan was the Emergency clamped.... C VII / III G. K. / ECONOMICS 20A / 4
31 Which one of the following is not drug/pharma Company? A V CURRENT AFFAIRS 82
32 Book "The Audacity of Hope".... B
33 A present group of nations known as G-8 started first as G-7... D V G. K 16 A
34 Consider the following statements: - The Baglihar Power Project. A
35 When Leander Paes won the "mixed doubles" at the US Open... B Y CURRENT AFFAIRS 55
36 In the context of Indian news in recent times, what is MCX-SX? C V CURRENT AFFAIRS 82
37 Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched:- a. Barbora Spotakova B V CURRENT AFFAIRS 57
38 India has recently landed its Moon Impact Probe on the Moon. C VII CURRENT AFFAIRS 13
39 Who of the following is a football player....? D V CURRENT AFFAIRS 59
40 Consider the following pairs... (Famous Place: Country), Cannes A VII CURRENT AFFAIRS 20
41 Among the following, which one is not a football club? D
42 The marine animal called dugong which is vulnerable to extinction is a/an..... D
43 The Dul Hasti Power Station..... B II GEOGRAPHY 50
44 Consider the following statements: - V.K. Krishna Menon Foundation B V CURRENT AFFAIRS 91
45 New federal administrative centre of Malaysia...... C V G. K. 58 A
46 Elephant Pass.... D
47 Consider the following countries: - Brunei Darussalam C V G. K. 2 A
48 Consider the following countries: - Switzerland, Malta B VII CURRENT AFFAIRS 10
49 Consider the following countries: - Australia, Namibia D I GEOGRAPHY 36, 45, 54
50 In the structure of planet Earth, below the mantle... C III GEOGRAPHY THEORY 5
51 Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched:- (City : River), Berlin A V G. K. 43 A
52 Match List I with List II: - (List I Famous Temple), (List II State), Vidyashankara temple A
53 Consider the following statements:- In the world, the tropical deserts occur along the western margins A III / II GEOGRAPHY THEORY / GEOGRAPHY 16 / 42
54 Match List I with List II (List Geographic Feature), (List II Country), Great Victoria Desert B I GEOGRAPHY 78, 74, 32
55 Consider the following statements: - Between Census 1951 and Census 2001. D
56 Which one of the following rivers does not originate in India....? D II GEOGRAPHY 24
57 Cape Canaveral.... A VII G. K. 13 A
58 At which one of the following places do two important rivers of India originate...? A II GEOGRAPHY 10
59 White Dwarfs when they die..... B
60 "Energy Statistics" from time to time... D VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 23
61 Animal Welfare Board of India located.... B VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 52
62 Consider the following statements regarding Indian Planning: - The Second Five-Year Plan C III ECONOMICS 4
63 Consider the following statements:- The National School of Drama C VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 19
64 With reference to Union Government:-The Ministries/Departments of the Government of India D VI / III INDIA YEAR BOOK / POLITY 7 / 30
65 A Person has 4 coins each of different denomination.... B G. M. A.
66 How many numbers lie between 300 and 500 in which 4 comes only one time.... A G. M. A.
67 How many letters of the English alphabet (capitals)..... C G. M. A.
68 How many three-digit numbers can be generated from: - 1,2,3,4..... D G. M. A.
69 There are four persons A, B, C, D; and A has some coins. ... C G. M. A.
70 While adding the first few continuous natural numbers, a..... C G. M. A.
71 Four metal rods of lengths 78 cm, 104 cm, 117 cm and 169 cm..... B G. M. A.
72 In an examination, there are three subjects A, B and C..... B G. M. A.
73 There is a family of 6 persons A, B, C, D, E and F..... D G. M. A.
74 How many times are an hour hand and a minute hand of a clock.....? C G. M. A
75 There are 240 balls and n number of boxes B1, B2, B3, Bn..... D G. M. A.
76 In the context of Indian defence: - The Shourya missile D
77 WiMAX D
78 Shanti Swaru Bhatnagar Prize given.... C V G. K. 39 A
79 In making the saffron spice..... D
80 In the year 2008, which one of the following conducted a complex scientific experiment.....? B V CURRENT AFFAIRS 42
81 A very big refugee camp called Dadaab...... B
82 Consider the following names: - Ike, Kate, Gustav.. C V CURRENT AFFAIRS 35
83 In the context of alternative sources of energy, ethanol..... C
84 Consider the following famous names: - Amrita Sher-Gil D
85 NAMA- 11 D
86 Pulled out of Commonwealth of Independent States.... C INTERNET
87 Match List I with List II:- (List I Persons in news), (List II Countries they belong to),Luisa Dias Diogo. B V / V CURRENT AFFAIRS / G. 43 / 5 A
88 Consider the following regions:- Eastern Himalayas B
89 With reference to the evolution of living organisms...... C
90 The Panda belongs to...... A
91 Consider the following statements: - India does not have any deposits of Thorium. D II GEOGRAPHY 77
92 Which one among the following South Asian countries has the highest population density.....? A
93 Consider the following statements: - The discussions in the Third Round Table Conference. C II HISTORY 68
94 Consider the following:-Fringe Benefit Tax D III ECONOMICS 16, 17
95 In India, who is the Chairman of the National Water Resources Council.......? A VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 125
96 Consider the following statements:- There are no east flowing rivers in Kerala. D II GEOGRAPHY 24
97 In collaboration with David Hare and Alexander Duff..... D II HISTORY 35
98 Who of the following Prime Ministers sen Cripps Mission to India.... D II HISTORY 88
99 Poems called "Golden Threshold".... C
100 During the Indian Freedom Struggle, Rowlatt Act..... C II HISTORY 58
101 Which one of the following began with the Dandi March......? C II HISTORY 64
102 Anekantavada is a core theory......... B
103 Slogan "Do or die" associated........ D II HISTORY 72
104 Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association.......... A
105 In the context of the Indian freedom struggle, 16th October 1905..... B II HISTORY 50
106 Consider the following statements: - Infant mortality rate D III ECONOMICS 6
107 If a Panchayat is dissolved, elections are to held within...... C III POLITY 68
108 Consider the following statements: -The Governor of Punjab is concurrence the Administrator of Chandigarh A VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 11
109 Consider the following pairs: - (Organization - Location of Headquarter), Asian Development Bank B V G. K. 15 A
110 With reference to the United Nations: - ECOSOC D INTERNET
111 In which one of the following places is the Shompen tribe found....... B VII G. K. 34 A
112 Consider the following statements: - The Advocate General of a State in India. D III POLITY 48
113 In India, the first Municipal Corporation........ B VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 11
114 With reference to Lok Adalats.......... A VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 90
115 With reference to Union Government, consider the following statements: - The Constitution of India provides that all Cabinet Ministers D III / VI POLITY / INDIA YEAR BOOK 30 / 7
116 Which one of the following Constitutional Amendments states that the total number of Ministers........ B III POLITY 76
117 Consider the following statements: - CAT B
118 With reference to Union Government, consider the following statements: - The number of Ministries at the Centre on 15th August 1947 was 18. A
119 Consider the following statements: - The first telegraph line C VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 29, 24
120 Which one of the following Union Ministries implements the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety....? C VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 50
121 In a carom board game competition, m boys and n girls (m>n>1)........ C G. M. A.
122 There are three cans A, B and C..... C G. M. A
123 Consider the following pairs: - Ashok Leyland A V CURRENT AFFAIRS 68
124 In the context of global economy, which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched:- JP Morgan Chase B
125 Consider the following houses: - Christie's D
126 In the context of CO2 emission and Global Warming......... C VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 101
127 The concept of carbon credit originated........ B VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 101
128 Who among the following is the founded World Economic Forum.......? A
129 The Security Council of UN consists of......... B V CURRENT AFFAIRS 34
130 From which one of the following did Kosovo declare its independence.....? D V CURRENT AFFAIRS 31
131 Which one of the following pairs of countries fought wars over a region called Orgaden.... B
132 The Climate Change Accountability Bill....... B INTERNET
133 Which one among the following has the highest energy....? A IV PHYSICS 19
134 In the context of independent India economy..... C VI / III INDIA YEAR BOOK / ECONOMICS 57 / 4
135 Consider the following pairs:- Automobile Manufacturer - Headquarters B
136 Secretary General Non-Aligned Movement for some period.... C
137 Match List I with II :- (List I Person) Anil Agrarwal, (List II Organization) C VII CURRENT AFFAIRS 20
138 "Crystal Award"....... D V CURRENT AFFAIRS 75
139 Largest inland saline wetland........ A II GEOGRAPHY 11
140 Consider the following statements:- MMTC Limited C VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 26
141 India's largest private sector sea port....... A
142 Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched:- Japan - Nikkei B III ECONOMICS 30
143 Consider the following statements:- INS Sindhughosh D
144 Consider the following statements:- The Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices D VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 13
145 In India, the ports are categorized as major and non-major ports B II GEOGRAPHY 68
146 Deepak Parekh Committee was..... B
147 Umakant and Ramakant Gudecha are....... A
148 Match List I with List II:- (List I Famous person) Mandakini Amte, (List II Well-known for) A V / VII CURRENT AFFAIRS 69 / 20
149 Ahilya Bai Holkar Award........ D VI INDIA YEAR BOOK 135
150 In which State is the Buddhist site Monastery located....... B
Total No. of Questions that appeared from our 7-Small Booklets = 105

Of this, Questions which need some support = 12

Thus, total No. of DIRECT QUESTIONS from our notes = 93

Apart from this there were approximately 10 Questions which were there in our Mains GS Notes and Prelims Test Papers