GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS PAPER- 1

Set no - "C"
ANSWER KEY 2015

GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS PAPER - 1

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Set no -"C"
ANSWER KEY 2015
Qs.No. Question Correct Answer Set No. Topic Page No.
1 With reference to the Cabinet Mission A III Modern India 91
2 Which one of the following National Parks has a climate A V Indian Geog 190,287
3 Amnesty International is B IV GK 255
4 With reference to the art and archaeological history of India B II Ancient 230,234, 281,238
5 With reference to Indian history, which of the following B II/III Ancient/ Medieval 226,228/ 23
6 'BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest landscapes' is managed by the D - - -
7 India is a member of which among the following? B IV GK 216,256
8* In India, the steel production industry requires the import of C VIII India 109
9 The provisions in Fifth Schedule and Sixth Schedule in the Constitution A I Polity 266
10 With reference to the Union Government, consider the following statements C VIII/I India Yr/Polity 73/42,59
11 Who/Which of the following is the custodian of the Constitution of India D I Polity 98
12 Consider the following statements: CADP B V Indian Geog 96,97
13 The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee is constituted under the C - - -
14 In the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation, an initiative of six countries C - - -
15 'Basel III Accord' or simply 'Basel III; often seen in the news, seeks to B IV ECONOMY 90
16 Consider the following statements: B VI/V Geo Theory/Indian Geog 213/71
17 With reference to 'Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation D IV/IX GK/Current 256/161
18 Which one of the following movements has contributed A III Modern India 57
19 In a particular region in India, the local people train the roots A - - -
20 Tides occur in the oceans and seas due to which among the following? D VI Geo Theory 226
21 In which of the following activities are Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites used A VI SC 187
22 Consider the following States C V Indian Geog 55
23 The term 'IndARC', sometimes seen in the news, is the name of D VII Current 156
24* With reference to 'Forest Carbon Partnership Facility' B VII/III Current/ Climate 134/226
25 Which one of the following was given classical language status recently A - - -
26 With reference to an organization known as 'BirdLife International' C V Biodiversity 163, 165
27 Which one of the following countries of South-West Asia B V GK 269, 270
28 In India, in which one of the following types of forests is teak a dominant tree species A V India Geog 55
29 'Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action', often seen in the news, is C I Polity 178
30 "Each day is more or less the same, the morning is clear and bright B II World Geog 69
31* With reference to Indian economy, consider the following statements B IV Economy 226
32 Consider the following statements: 1. China D I Polity 82
33 "To uphold and protect the Sovereignty, Unity and Integrity of India D I Polity 28
34 Which one of the following is the best description of the term 'ecosystem' C VI Ecology 236
35 The fundamental object of Panchayati Raj system is to ensure C I Polity 141
36 With reference to Indian economy, consider the following C IV Economy 73
37 With reference to inflation in India, which of the following statements is correct C IV Economy 39
38 Consider the following countries A IV GK 280
39 The ideal of 'Welfare State' in the Indian Constitution is enshrined in its B I Polity 25
40 The substitution of steel for wooden ploughs in agricultural B - - -
41 There is a Parliamentary System of Government in India because the D I ECO SURVEY 31
42 HINI virus is sometimes mentioned in the news with reference D IX Current 8
43 With reference to bio-toilets used by the Indian Railways D - - -
44 The problem of international liquidity is related to the non-availability of C IV Economy 93
45 With reference to 'fuel cells' in which hydrogen-rich fuel and oxygen A VI Science 163
46 Kalamkari painting refers to A - - -
47 Which one of the following best describes the main objective of 'Seed Village Concept B VIII India Yr Book 187
48 There has been a persistent deficit budget year after year A IV Economy 61, 252
49 Which of the following has/have been accorded 'Geographical Indication' status C - - -
50* With reference to the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited C VIII India Yr Book 199
51 Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana' has been launched for C VII Current 5
52 With reference to the Fourteenth Finance Commission A IX/VII Current/India Yr Book 25/283
53 The 'Fortaleza Declaration', recently in the news, is related to the affairs of B IX Current 55
54 A decrease in tax to GDP ratio of a country indicates which of the following B - - -
55 In the South Atlantic and South-Eastern Pacific regions in tropical latitudes A III/V/VI Climate Change/Indian Geo/ Geo Theory 182/76- 80/216
56 Which one of the following pairs of States of India indicates the easternmost D V Ind. Geog 127 (map)
57 Consider the following statements regarding the Directive Principles of State Policy C I Polity 25,26
58 In the 'Index of Eight Core Industries B - - -
59 Which of the following National Parks isunique in being a swamp B V Indian Geog 20
60 Which of the following statements is/arecorrect regarding National Innovation A IX Current 40
61 What can be the impact of excessive/ inappropriate use of nitrogenous C - - -
62 With reference to the International Union for Conservation B V Biodiversity 233, 223
63 The Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane is approved by the B VIII India Yr Book 207
64* What explains the eastward flow of the equatorial counter-current What explains the eastward flow of the equatorial counter-current VI Geo Theory 229
65 Consider the following pairs Place of Pilgrimage: Location A V Indian Geog 31, 11,287
66 With reference to Rowlatt Satyagraha A III Modern 75, 63
67 Among the following, which were frequently mentioned for Ebola B IX Current 207
68 With reference to 'fly ash' produced by the power plants A - - -
69 With reference to 'dugong', a mammal found in India C V Biodiversity 211, 241
70 Who of the following was/were economic critic/critics of colonialism in India D III Modern History 54
71 Which one of the following issues the 'Global Economic Prospects' D IV Economy 3
72 When the Reserve Bank of India reduces the Statutory Liquidity C IV Economy 91
73* With reference to the use of nanotechnology in health sector C VI Science 171,121,99
74 In India, markets in agricultural products are regulated under the B VIII Eco Survey 278
75 Which one of the following is the national aquatic animal of India C VIII India Yr Book 9
76 With reference to Congress Socialist Party, consider the following statements D III Modern India 113
77 consider the following statements: Rajya Sabha B I Polity 58, 60
78 The Government of India Act of 1919 clearly defined B III Modern India 65
79 Which of the following brings out the 'Consumer Price C VIII India Yr Book 118
80* In the context of modern scientific research D IX Current 184
81 The terms 'Agreement on Agriculture', 'Agreement on the Application C IV GK 155,161,175
82 With reference to 'Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology' C - - -
83 The area known as 'Golan Heights' sometimes appears in the news B V GK 271
84 Convertibility of rupee implies C IV Economy 129
85 Consider the following pairs: Medieval Indian State B - - -
86 Consider the following rivers: Vam Sadhara D V/VIII/V Indian Geo/Ind Yr Book/GK 32,37/6/282
87 When a bill is referred to a joint sitting of both the Houses of the Parliament A I Polity 73
88 Which one of the following regions of India has a combination of mangrove forest D V Indian Geog 62
89 Which of the following kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha C II Ancient 206
90 Which one of the following is associated with the issue of control of Ozone depleting B III Climate 205
91* Consider the following: arrival of Babur C III Medieval 253
92 The Government of India has established NITI Aayog to replace the D VIII India Yr Book 127
93 What is Rio+20 Conference, often mentioned in the news A VIII Eco Survey 265
94 Consider the following statements: Executive Powers D I Polity 37,52
95 The term 'Goldilocks Zone' is often seen in the news in the context of C - - -
96 Who of the following organized a march on the Tanjore coast to break the Salt Law in April 1930 B III Modern History 78
97 Who of the following founded a new city on the south bank C III Ancient 256
98 Consider the following statements: First Woman President B III Modern History 127, 63
99 Which of the following statements regarding 'Green Climate Fund' is /are correct A III Climate 213
100 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2014 C VII Current 181
TOTAL QUESTIONS FROM CRACKIAS NOTES 84
QUESTIONS REQUIRE ASSISTANCE (Marked with*) 9
Questions marked with* are those which either require application of mind or some more information to complete the answer