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Here I am sharing the previous year Question paper of General Studies Paper I -IAS Exam

1. What will follow if a Money Bill is 3.
substantially amended by the Rajya
Sabha?
(a) The Lok Sabha may still
proceed with the Bill, accePting
or not accepting the recommendations
of the RajYa Sabha
(b) The Lok Sabha cannot
consider the Bill further
The Lok Sabha may send the
Bill to the Rajya Sabha for
reconsideration
The President may call a joint
sitting for passing the Bill
Which one of the following
statements is correct?
(a) In India, the same Person
cannot be apPointed as
Governor for two or more
States at the same time
(b) The Judges of the High Court
of the States in India are
appointed by the Governor of
the State just as the Judges
of the Supreme Court are
appointed by the President
(c) No procedure has been laid
down in the Constitution of
India for the removal of a
Governor from his/her Post
(d) in the case of a Union Territory
having a legislative setuP, the
Chief Minister is aPPointed bY
the Lt. Governor on the basis of
majority support

Which one of the following Pairs is
correctly matched?
Geographical Region
Feature
(a) Abyssinian
Plateau : Arabia
(b) Atlas
Mountains : North-Western
Africa
(c) Guiana
Highlands : South-Western
Africa
(d) Okavango
Basin : Patagonia
With reference to the history of
Indian rock-cut architecture,
consider the following statements :
1. The caves at Badami are the
oldest surviving rock-cut caves
in India.
2. The Barabar rock-cut caves
were originally made for
Ajivikas by Emperor
Chandragupta Maurya.
3. At Ellora, caves were made for
different faiths.
Which of the statements grven
above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) l, 2 and 3
(c)
(d.)
2. 4.
2
General Studies Paper - 1 Series A
5. Recombinant DNA technologr
(Genetic Engineering) allows genes
to be transferred
1. across different sPecies of
plants
2. from animals to Plants
3. from microorganisms to higher
organisms
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below'
(a) 1 onlY
(b) 2 and 3 onlY
(c) 1and3onlY
{d) 1, 2 and 3
6. The Chinese travelier Yuan Chwang
(Hiuen Tsang) who visited India
recorded the general conditions
and culture of India at that time' In
this context, which of the following
statements is/are correct?
1. The roads and river-routes
were comPletelY immune from.*
robbery.
2. As regards Punishment for
offences, ordeals bY fire, water
and Poison were . the
instruments for determining
the innocence or guilt of a
person.
3. The tradesmen had to PaY
duties at ferries and barrier
stations.
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below'
(a) 1 onlY
th) 2and3onlY
(c) 1and3onlY
(d) t, 2 an.d 3

?. Consider the following :
1. Star tortoise
2. Monitor lizard
3. PYgmY hog
4. SPider monke.v
Which of the above are naturallY
'found in India?
(a) 1, 2 and 3 onlY
(b) 2 and 3 onlY
(c) land4onlY
(d) l, 2, 3 and 4
8" Which of the following can be found
as pollutants in the drinking water
in some Parts *f India?
1. Arsenic '
2. Sorbitol
3. Fluoride
4. FormaidehYde
5. Uranium
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below'
(a) land3onlY
(b) 2' 4 and 5 r:nlY
(c) 1, 3 and 5 onlY
(d) l, 2, 3,4 and 5
9. With reference to Indian History'
the Members of the Cor:stituent
AssemblY from the Provinces were
(a) directly elected by the people of
those Provinces
(b) nominated bY the Indian
National Congress and the-
Muslim League
. (cJ elected bY the Provincial
Legislative Assemblies
(d.) selected bY the Government
for their exPertise in
constitutional matters
10. Consider the following animals :
1. Sea cow
2. Sea horse
3. Sea lion
Which of the above is/are
mammal/mammals?
(a) 1 only
(b) land3only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Consider the following statements :
1. An amendment to the
Constitution of India can be
initiated by an introduction of
a bill in the Lok Sabha only.
2. If such an amendment seeks to
make changes in the federal
character of the Constitution,
the amendment also requires
to be ratified by the legislature
of all the States of India.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither I nor 2
Consider the following statements :
Attorney General of India can
1. take part in the proceedings of
the Lok Sabha
2. be a member of a committee of
the Lok Sabha
3. speak in the Lok Sabha
4. vote in the Lok Sabha
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2and4'i
(c) 1, 2 and 3
{d) land3only
13. With reference to the usefulness of
the by-products of sugar industry,
which of the following statements
is/are correct?
1. Bagasse can be used as
biomass fuel for the generation
of enerry.
2. Molasses can be used as one
of the feedstocks for the
production of synthetic
chemical fertilizers.
3. Molasses can be used for the
production of ethanol.
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) land3only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
14. Variations in the length of daytime
and nighttime from season to
season are due to
(a) the earth's rotation on its axis
(b) the earth's revolution round
the sun in an elliptical manner
(c) latitudinal position of the place
(d) revolution of the earth on a
tilted axis
11.
t2.

15. The Narmada river flows to the west,
while most other large Peninsular
rivers flow to the east. WhY?
1. It occupies a linear rift valley'
2. It flows between the VindhYas
and the SatPuras.
3. The land sloPes to the west
from Central India.
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3
'(c) 1 and 3
(d.) None
/\
{O.)On the planet earth, most of the
'. -J freshwater exists as ice caps
and glaciers. Out of the remaining
freshwater, the largest proportion
(a) is found in atmosPhere as
moisture and clouds
(b) is found in freshwater lakes
and rivers
(c) exists as groundwater
(d.) exists as soil moisture J
17. Consider the following Pairs :
1. Nokrek Biosphere
Reserve : Garo Hilts i{
2. Logtak (Loktak)
Lake : Barail Range
3. Namdapha
National Park : Dafla Hills
Which of the above Pairs is/are
correctly matched?
(a) 1 onlY
(b) 2 and 3 onlY
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None

1 f A. i Consider the following : \/
1. Electromagnetic radiation
2. Geothermal energr
3. Gravitational force
4. Plate movements d
5. Rotation of the earth
6. Revolution of the earth
Which of the above are resPonsible
for bringing dYnamic changes on
the surface of the earth?
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 onlY
(b) 1, 3, 5 and 6 onlY"{
(c) 2, 4, 5 and 6 onlY .-
/al 1,2, 3,4, 5 and 6
IY figJwhich of the following bodies
K - d.oes not/do not find mention in
the Constitution?
1. National Development Council/l'
2. Planning Commission
3. Zonal Councils ''
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) land2onlY
(b) 2 onlY
(c) | and3onlY
Jd) 1, 2 and 3
2O. The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant
Movement in Bengal was for
(a) the reduction of the share of
the landlords from one-half of
the croP to one-third
(b) the grant of ownershiP of land
to Peasants as theY were the
actual cultivators of the land
(c) the uProoting of Zamindari
system and the end ofserfdom
(d) writing off all Peasant debts
21. The Parliament can make anY law
for whole or any Part of India for
implementing international treaties
(a) with the consent of all the
States
(b) with the consent of
majority of States
the
22.
(c) with the consent of the States
concerned
gY/{vitnout the consent of anY
State
In the grasslands, trees do not
replace the grasses as a Part of an
ecological succession because of
insects and fungi
limited sunlight and PaucitY of
nutrients
water limits and fire
None of the above
Which one of the following is the
correct sequence of ecosYstems
in the order of decreasing
productivity?
(a) Oceans, lakes, grasslands,
mangroves
(b) Mangroves, oceans, grasslands,
lakes
(c) Mangroves, grasslands, lakes,
oceans
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(c) To
in
(d) \6 lakes, Oceans, mangroves,
grasslands
1(}
.-4"
,t /or] Contour bunding is a method of soil
v-/' conservation used in
(a) desert margins, liable to strong
wind action
\9{ to* flat piains, close to stream
courses, liable to flooding
(c) scrublands, liable to sPread of
weed growth
(d) None of the above
25. The Government enacted the
PanchaYat Extension to Scheduled
Areas (PESA) Act in 1996. Which
one of the following is not identified
as its objective?
(o) To provide self-governance
(b) To recognize traditional rights
create autonomous reglons
tribal areas
To free tribal PeoPle from
exploitation ?
B-BRO-M-HTA/46A
26. Under the Scheduled Tribes and
Other Traditional Forest Dwellers
(Recognition of Forest Rights) Act'
2006, who shall be the authoritY to
initiate the process for determining
the nature and extent of individual
or communitY forest rights or both?
(a) State Forest DePartment
(b) District Collector/DePutY
Commissioner
(c) Tahsildar/Block DeveloPment
Offi cer/ Mandal Revenue Offi cer
(d) Gram Sabha
27. lmproper handling and storage of
cereal grains and oilseeds result in
the production of toxins known as
aflatoxins which are not generallY
destroyed bY normal cooking
process. Aflatoxins are produced by
(a) bacteria
protozoa
moulds
viruses
28. 'Economic Justice' as one of
the objectives of the Indian
Constitution has been Provided in /' ,/
1g/ tne Preamble and the \'/ Fundamentat Rightsr,'/
(b) the Preamble and the Directive
PrinciPles of State PolicY
k) the Fundamental Rights and
the Directive PrinciPles of State
PolicY
(d) None of the above
B-BRO-M-HTA/46A
29. Due to improper/indiscriminate
disposal of old and used comPuters
or their parts, which of the following
are released into the environment
as e-waste?
1. Beryllium
2. Cadmium
3. Chromium
4. Heptachlor
5. Mercury
6. Lead
7. Plutonium
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) l, 3, 4, 6 and 7 onlY
(b) 1, 2, 3,5 and 6 onlY
(c) 2, 4, 5 and 7 onlY
(d) l, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
30. Acid rain is caused by the pollution
of environment bY
(a) carbon dioxide and nitrogen
(b) carbon monoxide and carbon
dioxide
carbon dioxide
and sulphur /
(b)
(c)
(d)
ozofle and car
- nitrous oxide
dioxide
(c)
t2
31. With reference to food chains in
ecosystems, consider the following
statements :
1. A food chain illustrates the
order in which a chain of
organisms feed upon each
other.
2. Food chains are found within
the populations of a species.
3. A food chain illustrates the
numbers of each organism
which are eaten by others.
Which of the statements given
above--is/are correct?
/
Y*f 1 only
(b) land2only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None
32. Consider the following
National Park
33. Consider the following organisms :
1. Agaricus
2. Nostoc
3. Spirogzra-
Which of the above is/are used
as biofertilizer f biofertilizers?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 3 only
( e+.)wfri"fr of the following adds/add \--' nitrogen to the soil?
1. Excretion of urea by animals
2. Burning of coai by man L
3. Death of vegetation
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(o) 1 only /
(b) 2 and.3 ontyA
(c) land3only
(d) 1, 2 and 3.|
35. In rvhich of the following States is
lion-tailed macaque found in its
natural habitat?
1. Tamil Nadu
2. Kerala
3. Karnataka
4. Andhra Pradesh
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) l, 2, 3 and 4
j:
1. Corbett
National Park :
2. Kaziranga
National Park :
3. Silent Valley
National Park :
Which of the above
correctly matched?
(o) L and 2
(b) 3 only
(c) I and 3
(d) None
B-BRO-M-HTA/46A
palrs :
Riuer Jlowing
through the
Park
t
Ganga fi
Manas
Kaveri
pairs is/are
l4
36. Some Buddhist rock-cut caves are
called Chaityas, while the others
are called Viharas. What is the
difference between the two?
(a) Vihara is a place of worship,
while Chaitya is the dwelling
place of the monks
(b) Chaitya is a place of worship,
while Vihara is the dwelling
place of the monks
(c) Chaitya is the stupa at the far
end of the cave, while Vihara is
the hall axial to it
(d) There is no material difference
between the two
f3Z.l wtrich one of the following describes \-*." best the concept of Nirvana in
Buddhism?
(a) The extinction of the flame of
desire
The complete annihilation
self
A state of bliss and rest
A mental stage beyond all
comprehensibn
According to the Constitution of
India, which of the following are
fundamental for the governance of
the country?
39. The people of India agitated against
the arrival of Simon Commission
because
(a) Indians never wanted the
review of the working of the
Act of 1919
(b) Simon Commission recommended
the abolition of
Dyarchy (Diarchy) in the
Provinces
/c)/-there was no Indian member s\./ / in the Simon Commission
(d) the Simon Commission
suggested the partition of the
country
14-9. \Quit India Movement was launched \'.-- in response to
c.. (a) Cabinet Mission Plan
(b) Cripps Proposals
(c) Simon Commission Report ./- l'
(d) Wavell Plan
41. The balance of payments of a
country is a systematic record of
(a) all import and export
transa6ti*6iis of a country
during a given period of time,
normally a year
(b) goods exported from a country
during a year
(c) economic transaction between
the government of one
country to another
,1"
\!f, capital movements from one
country to another
of (b)
(c)
(d)
3E.
(a) Fundamental Rights
(b) Fpndamental Duties
(py' Directive Principles of
Policy
(d) Fundamental Rights
Fundamental Duties
State
and
B-BRO-M-HTA/46A L6
42. The Reserve Bank of India regulates
the commercial banks in matters of
1. liquidity of assets /'"
2. branch expansion
3. merger of banks
4. winding-up of banks
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(b) 2, 3
(c) L, 2
(d) t, 2
Select the correct
statements using the
below.
(a) land2only
(b) 2 only
statement/
codes given
(c) 1, 2 and 3
@7Gne of the statements given \-/ above is correct
Wf , and 3 only
1 and 3 only
l,2and3
(c)
(d)
fCiand 4 onry "/ t.
and 4 only
and 3 only
,3and4
43. An increase in the Bank Rate
generally indicates that the
(a) market rate of interest is likely
to fall
(b) Central Bank is no longer
making loans to commercial
banks
(c) Central Bank is following an
easy money policy
(d) Central Bank is following a
tight money policy
44. ln India, deficit financing is used for
raising resources for
(a) economic development
(b) redemption of public debt
(c) adjusting the balance of
payments
(d) reducing the foreign debt
B-BRO-M-HTAI46A
46. Which of the following diseases can
be transmitted from one person to
another through tattooing?
1. Chikungunya J
2. Hepatitis B
3. HIV-AIDS
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) i only
ich oT the following characterizesl
characterize the people of Indus
Civilization?
1. They possessed great palaces {
and temples.
2. They worshipped both male
and female deities.
3. They employed horse-drawn -1
chariots in warfare.
18
Which of the following statements
is/are applicable to Jain doctrine?
1. The surest way of annihilating
Karma is to practice Penance.
2. Every object, even the smallest
particle has a soul. uz'
3. Karma is the bane of the soul
and must be ended.
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) 1 only *
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and S only t
,1r,2 and 3
Which one of the following terms
describes not oirly the PhYsical
space occupied by an organism,
but also its functional role in the
community of organisms?
(a) Ecotone
(b) Ecological niche
(c) Habitat
(d) Home range
hotocti€mical smog is a resultant of
the reaction among
(a)
(b)
NO2, 03 and
nitrate in the
sunlight
CO, 02 and
nitrate in the
sunlight
peroxyacetyl
presence of
peroxyacetyl
presence of
(c) CO, COz and NOz at loYt ,,.
teryperatur, ' *\/
_..w
48.
(d) high concentration of NO2,
O. and CO in the evening
5O. Consider the following minerals :
1. Calcium
2. Iron
3. Sodium
Which of the minerals given above
is/are required by human bodY for
the contraction of muscles?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) land3only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
B-BRO-M-HTAI 46A 20
Public Accounts
1. consists of not more than
25 Members of the Lok Sabha'
2. scrutinizes appropriation and
finance accounts of the i
Government
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
'-pf 2 and3only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
52. Consider the following Bhakti Saints :
1. Dadu Dayal
2. Guru Nanak l{f ..
3. Tyagaraja
Who among the above was/were
preaching when the Lodi dynasty
fell and Babur took over?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3
(d) t and 2
53. With reference to the food chains in
ecosystems, which of the following
kinds of organism is/are known as
decomposer organism/ organisms?
1. Virus
2. Fungi n
3. Bacteria
B_BRO_M_HTAI46A 22
3. examines the report of the /
comptroller and Auditor/ 54. The most important fishing grounds
General of India of the world are found in the
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) land3only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
regions where
(a) warrn and cold atmospheric
currents meet
(b) rivers drain out large amounts
of freshwater into the sea
gt'*arm and cold oceanic
currents meet
(d) continental shelf is undulating
55. Which of the following is/are unique
characteristic/characteristics of
equatorial forests?
i. Presence of tall, closely set
trees with crowns forming a
2. Coexistence of a large number
of species
3. Presence of numerous varieties .
of epiphytes
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 ar.d 3 only
(c) land3only
, (9f 1,2and3
56. Which of the following constitute
Capital Account?
1. Foreign Loans
2. Foreign Direct Investment
3. Private Remittances
4. Portfolio Investment
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) l, 2 and 3
(b) 1,2 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 3 and 4
57. Consider the following historical
places :
1. Ajanta Caves
2. Lepakshi Temple
3. Sanchi Stupa
Which of the above Places is/are
also known for mural Paintings?
(a) 1 only
(b) land2only
(c) 1,2 ar,d 3
(d) None
B-BRO-M-HTA/46A
58. With reference to the history of
philosophical thought in India,
consider the following statements
regarding SankhYa school :
1. Sankhya does not accePt
the theory of rebirth or
transmigration of soul'
2. Sankhya holds that it is the
self-knowledge that leads to
liberation and not anY exterior
influence or agent.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 onlY
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither I nor 2
59. In the context of India, which of the
following principles is/are implied
institutionally in the parliamentar5r
government?
1. Members of the Cabinet are
Members of the Parliament.
2. Ministers hold the ofhce till
they enjoy
Parliament.
confidence in the
3. Cabinet is headed bY the Head
of the State.
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) land2only
(c)
(d)
24
,,,pf s onry
2 and 3 only
1,2and3
The annual range of temperature in
the interior of the continents is high
as compared to coastal areas. What
is/are the reason/reasons?
1. Thermal difference between
land and water
2. Variation in altitude between
continents and oceans
"1 3. Presence of strong winds in the
interior
4. Hear,y rains in the interior as
compared to coasts
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(b)
(c)
(d)
1 only
1 and 2 only
2 and 3 only
1,2, 3 and 4
61. Which of the following is/are the
characteristic/characteristics of
Indian coal?
1. High ash content
2. Low sulphur content
3. Low ash fusion temperature
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) land2only
(b) 2 only
(c) land3only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
B-BRO-M-*LTAl46A
52. Which of the following statements
regarding laterite soils of India are
correct?
1. They are generally red in
colour.
2. They are rich in nitrogen and
potash.
3. They are well-developed in /
Rajasthan and Up. c{
4. Tapioca and cashew nuts grow
well on these soils.
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
L,2 and 3
2,3and4
land4
2 and 3 only
Consider the following statements :
1. Natural gas occurs in the
Gondwana beds.
2. Mica occurs in abundance in
Kodarma.
3. Dharwars are famous for,
petroleum.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(a) I and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3
(d) None
(a)
(b) d
(d)
60.
63.
26
64. Consider the following crops :
1. Cotton
2. Groundnut
3. Rice '"/
4. Wheat ot
Which of these are Kharif crops?
67. Disguise& unemployment generally
means
(a) large number of people remain
unemPloYed t->'
(b) alternative employment is not ^.i
available
(c) marginal productivity of labour
is zero
g/r.oa,rctivity of workers is low
68. Consider the following statements :
1. The Council of Ministers in
the Centre shall be collectively
responsible to the Parliament.
2. The Union Ministers shall hold
the office during the pleasure
of the President of India.
3. The Prime Minister shall
communicate to the President
about the proposals for
legislation.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 ar,.d 3 only
(c) land3only
(frf t,2 and 3
1
2
1,
2,
(a)
(b).
\{c)
(d)
and 4
and 3 only
2and3
3and4
r'l
i 65.1'Climate is extreme, rainfall is scanty
\*"/ and the people used to be nomadic
herders."
The above statement best describes
which of the following regions?
(a) African Savannah '\
(b) Central Asian Steppe
(c) North American Prairie x
lgfArarnan
rundra
66. Consider the following statements :
1. Inflation benefits the debtors.pf;
2. Inflation benefits the bondholders.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 or:ly
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither I nor 2
B-BRO-IVI-HTA/46A 2a
69. Consider the following statements :
1. National Development Council , is an organ of the planning &
Commission.
2. The Economic and Social
Planning is kept in the
Concurrent List in the.
Constitution of India.
3. The Constitution of India
prescribes that panchayats
should be assigned the task
of preparation of plans for z/
economic development and
social justice.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
g{, and 3 only
(c) land3only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
7O. Consider the following statements :
1. The Chairman and the Deputy
Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
are not the members of that
House.
2. While the nominated members
of the two Houses of the
Parliament have no voting right
in the presidential election,
they have the right to vote in
the election of the Vjte
President. lkr
B-BRO-M-HTA/46A
71.
Whic\, of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
,sfi o,,,
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither I nor 2
With reference to National Legal
Services Authority, consider the
following statements :
1. Its objective is to provide free
and competent legal services
to the weaker sections of the
society on the basis of equal
opportunity.
2. It issues guidelines for the
State Legal Services Authorities
to implement the legal
programmes and schemes
throughout the country.
Which of the statements given
above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither I nor 2
il
30
(d) None of the above produces the
thunder
rl
( ZayConsider the following pairs :
Tibe State
72. During a thunderstorm, the thunder 74. Consider the following liquid assets : in the skies is produced by the
1. meeting of cumulonimbus 1' Demand deposits with the
clouds in the sky banks
2. lightning that separates the 2' Time deposits with the banks
nimbus clouds '-
3. Savings deposjts with the
3. violent upward movement of banks v"
air and water particles
4. currency .
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below. f
sruw. The correct sequence of these
i assets in the decreasing order of
\l 18/ t onty liquiditY is
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3 @) I-4-3-2
w*o-r-r-,
(c) 2-3-14
(d) 4-r-3-2
1. Limboo (Limbu)
2. Karbi
3. Dongaria Kondh
4. Bonda
Sikkim
Himachal ,t"
pradesix 75. In the context of Indian economy,
Which of the above pairs are
correctly matched?
1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 4 only
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) l, 2, 3 and 4
B-BRO-M-HTAI 46A
'Open Market Operations' refers to
(a) borrowing by scheduled banks
from the RBI
(b) lending by commercial banks
to industry and trade
(c) purchase and sale of
government.securities by the
RBI ,-"
(d) None of the above
Odisha
Tamil Nadu
32
76. Priority Sector Lending by banks in 79, ln the context of cultural history of
India constitutes the lending to India, a pose in dance and
r dramatics called 'Tribhanga, has
(a) agriculture J been a favourite of Indian artists
from ancient times till today, Which
one of the following statements best
(b) micro and small enterprises d.escribes this pose?
(c) weaker sections
(d) All of the above
77. Which one among the following
industries is the maximum
consumer of water in India?
(a) Engineering
(b) Paper and pulp .
(c) Textiles
(d) Thermal power
78. To obtain ffill benefits of
demographic dividend, what should
India do?
Promoting skill development
(b) Introducing more social
security schemes
(c) Reducing infant mortality rate
(d) Privatization of higher education
B-BRO-M-HTA/46A
(a) One leg is bent and the body is
slightly but oppositely curved
at waist and neck
(b) Facial expressions, hand
gestures and make-up are
combined to symbolize certain
epic or historic characters
(c) Movements of body, face and
hands are used to express
oneself or to tell a story
(d) A little smile, slightly curved
waist and certain hand
gestures are emphasized to
express the feelings of love or
eroticism
8O. Annie Besant was v/
1. responsible for starting the
Home Rule Movement
2. the founder of the Theosophical
Society
3. once the President of the
Indian National Congress \-
Select the correct statement/
statements using the codes given
below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2and 3only
U.ei"'"i and 3 only
(d) 1,2 and 3
g4
81. The Ilbert Bill controversy was
related to the
(a) imposition of certain
restrictions to carry arms by
the Indians
(b) imposition of restrictions on
newspapers and magazines
published in Indian languages .
"/' yff removal of disqualifications
imposed on the Indian
magistrates with regard to the .
trial of the Europeans
(d) removal of a duty on imported
cotton cloth
82. A rise in general level of prices may
be caused by
1. an increase in the money
supply
2. a decrease in the aggregate
level of output
3. an increase in the effective.
demand rJ" \/
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) land2only
(c) 2 and 3 only
/ tJd 1, 2 and 3
B-BRO-M-HTA/46A 36
83. Which one of the following
of items is included in
foreign-exchange reserves?
(a) Foreign-currency
Special Drawing Rights
and loans from
countries
groups
India's
assets,
(SDRs)
foreign
{b) Foreign-currency assets, gold
holdings of the RBI and SDRs
(c) Foreign-currency assets, Ioans
from the World Bank and SDRs
(d) Foreign-currency assets, gold
holdings of the RBI and loans
from the World Bank
84. Which one of the following is likely
to be the most inflationary in its
effect?
(a) Repayment of public debt
(b) Borrowing from the public to
finance a budget deficit -..'/
Borrowing from banks to
finance a budget deficit
Creating new money to finance
a budget deficit
.i=\ , ^-'\^ . ^, r, E5. lSupply of money remaining the
\.. -.' same when there is an increase
in demand for money, there will be
a fall in the level of prices J'
an increase in the rate
interest
a decrease in the rate of
interest
an increase in the level of
income and employment
(c)
of
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
87.
86. Fruits stored in a cold chamber
exhibit longer storage life because
(a) exposure tg sunlight is
preventsd y'
(b) concentration of carbon ,,
dioxide in the environment d
is increased
(c) rate of respiration is decreased
(d) there is an increase in
h3:midity t
Consider the following fauna of India ;
i. Gharial
2. Leatherback turtle
3. Swamp deer
Which of the above is/are
endangered?
(o) land2only
(b) 3 onty
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None
Ball bearings are used in bicycles,
cars, etc., because
(a) the actual area of contact
between the wheel and a_xle is increased r5
(b) the effective area of contact
between the wheel and axle,,
is increased r-
(c) .'the effective area of contact - between the wheel and axle.
is reduced
(d) None of the above statements
is correct
89. Consider the following phenomena : 1. Size of the sun at dusk
2. Colour of the sun at dawn
3. Moon being visible at dawn
4. Twinkle of stars in the sly'
5. polestar being visible in the sky
Which of the above are optical
illusions?
(a) 7, 2 and" 3
(b) 3, 4 and 5
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 2, 3 and 5
Rainbow is produced when sunlight
falls on drops of rain. Which of Ifre
following physical phenomena are
responsible for this?
l. Dispersion \'
2. Refraction
3. Internal reflection
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
s4
\!:*", and 2 only
(b) 2and3only
(c) land3only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Many transplanted seedlings do not
grow because
(a) the new soil does not contain
favourable minerals
(b) most of the root hairs grip the
new soil too hard
(c) most of the root hairs are lost
during transplantation
(d) leaves get damaged during
transplantation
88.
9L.

ic growth country X will
occur if necessarily have
(a) there is technical progress in
the world economy
(b) there is population growth in X
(c) there is capital formation in Xp{
(d) the volume of trade grows in
the world economy
93. Which of the following statements
isfare correct?
1. Viruses lack enzymes necessary
for the generation of energr.
2. Viruses can be cultured in any
synthetic medium.
3. Viruses are transmitted from
one organism to another by
biological vectors only.
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(o) 1 only
(b) 2 ar'd 3 only
(c) land3only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
94. Which of the following leaf
modifications occurs/occur ip
desert areas to inhibit water loss?
1, Hard and wa;gr leaves
2. Tiny leaves or no leaves
3. Thorns instead of leaves
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) land2only
in
to
known forces of nature can
be divided into four classes, viz.,
gravity, electromagnetism, weak
nuclear force and strong nuclear
force. With reference to them, which
one of the following statements is
not correct?
(a) Gravity is the strongest of the
four
V Electromagnetism acts only
on particles with an electric
charge
(c) Weak nuclear force causes
radioactivity
(d) Strong nuclear force holds
protons and neutrons inside
the nucleus of an atom
he efforts to detect the existence
of Higgs boson particle have
become frequent news in the recent
past. What is/are the importancef
importances of discovering this
particle?
1. It will enable us to understand
as to why elementary
particles have mass.
2. It will enable us in the
near future to develop the
technolory of transferring
matter from one point to
another without traversing the
physical space between them.'
3. It will enable us to create
better fuels for nuclear fission.
Select the correct answer using the
cod/s given below.
7gf t orrty
(b) 2and3only
(c) land3only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
!
t,
(b) ] onLy
yg{ t and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

97. Mycorrhizal biotechnologr has been ; 99.i The national income of a country for
used in rehabilitating degraded \*."/ a given period is equal to the
sites because mycorrhiza enables
$gr total value of goods and
1. resist drought and increase services produced by the
absorptive area nationals
2. tolerate extremes of pH
3. resist disease infestation @ sum of total consumption and
investment expenditur" ,i
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below. (c) sum of personal income of all
individuals A(
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 arrd 3 only @) money value of final soods and
servic'es producq!,
(c) land3only
(d) 1' 2 and 3 1oo. which of the following grants/grant
direct credit assistance to tlral
98. who among the following constitute households?
the National Development Council? l. Regional Rural Banks
1' The Prime Minister;' 2. National Bank for Agriculture
2. The Chairman, Finance and Rural Development
commission 3. Land Development Banks
3. Ministers of the Union Cabinet
4. Chief Ministers of the States. Select the correct answer using the
codes'given below.
Select the correct answer using the
codes given below.
(a) land2only
(a) l, 2 and 3 only
., (b) 2 only
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only V/
(c) 2 and,4 onry @) 1 and 3 onlY
(d) t, 2, 3 and 4 ,/ @') 1, 2 and 3

IAS Prelims 2013 - Answers Paper of 1:
1 a 26 d 51 b 76 d
2 d 27 c 52 b 77 d
3 b 28 b 53 b 78 a
4 b 29 b 54 c 79 a
5
a
30 d 55 d 80 c
6 b 31 a 56 b 81 c
7 a 32 d 57 b 82 d
8 a 33 b 58 b 83 b
9 c 34 c 59 a 84 d
10 b 35 a 60 a 85 b
11 d 36 b 61 a 86 c
12 c 37 c 62 c 87 c
13 d 38 c 63 a 88 c*
14 b 39 c 64 b 89 c
15
40 b 65
b
90 a
16 c 41 a 66 a 91 c
17 a 42 d 67 c 92 c
18 d 43 d 68 d 93 c
19 d 44 a 69 a 94 d
20 a 45 b 70 d 95 a
21 d 46 b 71 c 96 a
22 d* 47
72 c 97
d
23
48 b 73 a 98 b
24 c* 49 a 74 d 99
a
25 c 50 c 75 c 100 a*





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