GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS PAPER- 1

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ANSWER KEY 2014

GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS PAPER - 1

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Set no -"D"
ANSWER KEY 2014
Qs.No. Question Correct Answer Set No. Topic Page No.
1 In medieval India, the designations 'Mahattara' and 'Pattakila' were used for B - - -
2 Lichens, which are capable of initiating ecological succession even on a bare rock, are actually a symbiotic association of B VI Science 12
3 If you travel through the Himalayas, you are likely to see which of the following plants naturally growing there? A V Indian geography 56
4 Which of the following are some important pollutants released by steel industry in India? A VI Ecology 257
5 Which of the following kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha? C II Ancient 206
6 Every year, a monthlong ecologically important campaign/ festival is held during which certain communities/ B - - -
7 The sales tax you pay while purchasing a toothpaste is a D I Polity 92
8* What does venture capital mean? B IV Economy 243
9 The main objective of the 12th Five-Year Plan is D IV Economy 48
10 With reference to Balance of Payments, which of the following C IV Economy 125
11 The terms 'Marginal Standing Facility Rate' and 'Net Demand and Time Liabilities', A IV Economy 83
12 What is/are the facility/facilities the beneficiaries can get from the services of Business Correspondent (Bank Saathi) in branchless areas? B IV Economy 99
13 In the context of Indian economy, this of the following is/are the purpose/purposes of 'Statutory Reserve Requirements? B IV Economy 75
14 Recently, a series of uprisings of people referred to as 'Arab Spring' originally started from A VII Current 250
15 Consider the following countries: Arctic Council D - - -
16 Consider the following pairs: Chechnya A V VII GK Current 268, 271 256
17 With reference to Agni-IV Missile, which of the following statements is/are correct? A IX Currentt 34
18* With reference to two non-conventional energy sources called 'coalbed methane' which of the statements D IX Current 248
19* With reference to 'Changpa' community of India, Which of the statements B V Indian Geography 147
20 In India, cluster bean Guar is traditionally used as a vegetable or animal feed, but recently the cultivation of this B IV Economy 122
21 The Partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon in 1905 lasted until B III Modern India 57
22 The 1929 Session of Indian National Congress is of significance in the history B III Modern India 76
23 With reference to the famous Sattriya dance, consider the following statements: Which of the statements D VIII II India Year Book Ancient India 24 271
24* Chaitra 1 of the national calendar based on the Saka Era corresponds to which one of the following A VIII India Year Book 4 134/226
25 With reference to the Indian history of art and culture: famous work of sculpture: a grand image of Buddha C - - -
26 The Ghadr (Ghadar) was a A III Modern history 59
27 With reference to India's culture and tradition, what is Kalaripayattu D II Ancient India 274
28 Consider the following pairs: Garba: Gujarat C II IV Ancient GK 262, 271 260
29 With reference to Buddhist history, tradition and culture Which of the pairs given above C - - -
30 Consider the following statements: Bijak is a composition D III Medieval India 273-274
31 A community of people called Manganiyars is well-known for their B - - -
32 What was/were the object/objects of Queen Victoria's Proclamation (1858)? Select the correct answer A III Modern India 47
33 Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was C III Medieval India 263
34 In the context of food and nutritional security of India, enhancing 'Seed Replacement Rates' D - - -
35 With reference to 'Eco-Sensitive Zones', which of the following D IX Current 79
36 Consider the following statements: Animal Welfare Board B VIII India Year Book 65, 66
37 Consider the following pairs: Vitamin A VI Science 14
38* There is some concern regarding the nanoparticles of some chemical elements that are used by the industry D VI Ecology 171, 172
39 Which of the following organizations brings out 'World Economic Outlook' A IV Economy 184
40 With reference to Union Budget, which of the following, Non-Plan Expenditure C IV Economy 242
41 If the interest rate is decreased in an economy, it will C IV Economy 246
42 Consider the following statements: The President shall make rules A I Polity 41
43 Consider the following statements regarding a No-Confidence Motion In India: C I Polity 57
44 With reference to Neem tree, consider the following statements: D - - -
45 Which one of the following is the process involved in photosynthesis? B VI Science 157, 194
46 In addition to fingerprint scanning, which of the following can be used in the biometric identification of a person? D VI Science 101, 102
47 Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding vegetative propagation of plants? D - - -
48 Which of the following pairs is /are correctly matched: spacecraft B V GK 282
49 Consider the following pairs: Region: Kinnaur D - - -
50* Which of the following is/are the example/examples of chemical change? B - - -
51 The power of the Supreme Court of India to decide disputes between the Centre and the States falls under its C I Polity 100
52 Consider the following techniques/phenomena: Budding and Grafting C - - -
53 Consider the following statements: Maize can be used D VIII VI India Year Book Science 130 115
54 ong the following organisms, which one does not belong to the class of other three? B VI Science 38
55 The power to increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court of India is vested in B I Polity 98
56 Consider the following towns of India: Bhadrachalam B - - -
57 Consider the following pairs: National Highway D V Indian Geography 114
58 Consider the following international agreements: Which of the above biodiversity? C VI V Ecology Biodiversity 281-282 223
59 Consider the following statements regarding Earth Hour, Which of the statements, Which of the statements given above C TESTS TESTS 48
60 Which one of the following is the correct sequence of a food chain? A VI II Science World Geog 9, 38 39
61 What are the significances of a practical approach to sugarcane production known as 'Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative? B - - -
62 If a wetland of international importance is brought under the 'Montreux Record', what does it imply? A V Indian Geography 50
63 Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the 'Ten Degree Channel? A V Indian Geography 17
64* Consider the following pairs: Drought Prone Area Programme B - - -
65* With reference to Bombay natural History Society (BNHS), consider the following statements: C V Indian Geography 234
66 With reference to 'Global Environment Facility' C III Climate Change 217
67 With reference to technologies for solar power production A VI Science 148
68 Consider the following languages: Classical Language C - - -
69 Consider the following pairs: Which of the above: Dampa Tiger Reserve C V Indian Geography 23, 186, 196
70 With reference to a conservation organization called 'Wetlands International' C VI Ecology 279
71* With reference to a grouping of countries known as BRICS C VIII India Year Book 173
72* Consider the following diseases: which of the above diseases eradicated in India? D VI VIII Science India Year Book 33, 35 96
73* Which of the following phenomena might have influenced the evolution of organisms? C VI Geography Theory 193
74 Other than poaching, what are the possible reasons for the decline in the population of Ganges River Dolphins? C V Biodiversity 251
75 The Radcliffe Committee was appointed to C III Modern India 92
76 Brominated flame retardants are used in many household products like mattresses and upholstery. C VI Science 171
77 Consider the following: The phenomenon of hibernation can be observed in C - - -
78 Which of the following is the largest Committee of the Parliament? B I Polity 64-66
79 Which of the following adds/add carbon dioxide to the carbon cycle on the planet Earth? C III Climate Change 168-169
80* If you walk through countryside, you are likely to see some birds stalking alongside the cattle to seize the insects C - - -
81 Which of the following have coral reefs? A VIII India Year Book 63
82 In India, the problem of soil erosion is associated with which of the following? B V Indian Geography 45
83 The seasonal reversal of winds is the typical characteristic of C V Indian Geography 70
84 With reference to the cultural history of India, the term 'Panchayatan' refers to C II Ancient India 227
85 Consider the following rivers: Barak B V Indian Geography 27, 282
86 Consider the following pairs: Wetlands/ Confluence of rivers A V Indian Geography 15, 82, 189
87 Which one of the following pairs does not form part of the six systems of Indian Philosophy? C II Ancient India 256
88 Consider the following pairs: Hills/ Region: Cardamom Hills C V Indian Geography 15, 11, 10
89 Which one of the following Schedules of the Constitution of India contains provisions regarding anti-defection? D I Polity 266
90 The most important strategy for the conservation of biodiversity together with traditional human life is the establishment of D V Indian Geography 63
91* Turkey is located between B II World Geography 28, 24
92 What is the correct sequence of occurrence of the following cities in South-East Asia as one proceeds from south to north? C II World Geography 11
93 The scientific view is that the increase in global temperature should not exceed 2OC above pre-industrial level. B III Climate Change 174-175
94 The national motto of India, 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed below the Emblem of India is taken from B I Polity 25
95 In the Constitution of India, promotion of international peace and security is included in the B I Polity 25
96 What are the benefits of implementing the 'Integrated Watershed Development Programme? C V Indian Geography 93
97 Which of the following are associated with 'Planning' in India? C I Polity 133
98 Which of the following is/are the function/functions of the Cabinet Secretariat? C I Polity 52
99 Consider the following statements: A Constitutional Government is one which C - - -
100 Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of State? B I Polity 78
TOTAL QUESTIONS FROM CRACKIAS NOTES 81
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