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1. In December 2002, the Prime Minister of India

signed "Delhi Declaration" with the

1) President of Indonesia 2) President of Russia

3) Prime Minister of Cambodia

4) Prime Minister of Laos

2. Among the following cities, which one is nearest

to the Tropic of Cancer?

1) Delhi 2) Kolkata 3) Jodhpur 4) Nagpur

3. 'Mrichchhakatika' an ancient Indian book written

by Shudraka deals with

1) the love affair of a rich merchant with the daughter

of a courtesan

2) the victory of Chandragupta II over the Shaka

Kshatrapas of western India.

3) the military expeditions and exploits of

Samudragupta

4) the love affair between a Gupta King and a princess

of Kamarupa

4. Consider the following statements :

1) Vardhamana Mahavira's mother was the daughter

of Lichchhavi chief Chetaka

2) Gautama Buddha's mother was a princess from the

Koshala dynasty

3) Prashvanatha, the twenty-third Tirthankara,

belonged to Banaras

Which of the Statements is / are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2 3) 2 and 3 4) 1,2,and 3

5. A car travels the first one-third of a certain

distance with a speed of 10 km/hr. the next one-
third distance with a speed of 20 km/hr and the

last one third distance with a speed of 60 km/

hr.The average speed of the car for the whole

journey is

1) 18 km/hr 2) 24 kmhr 3) 30 km/hr 4) 36 km/hr

6. Consider the following statements :

The purpose of adding sodium sulphate and

sodium silicate to the detergent in a washing

powder is

1) to keep the washing powder dry

2) to maintain the alkalinity of the powder.

Which of thesese statements is /are correct

1) Only1 2) Only 2 3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1

nor2

7. Debenture holders of a company are its

1) Shareholders 2) Creditors 3) Debtors

4) Directors

8. Which one of the following statements is NOT

correct?

1) The National Song Vande Mataram was composed

by Bankimchandra Chatterjee originally in Bengali

2) The national Calendar of India based on Sakaera

has its Ist Chaitra on 22nd March normally and 21st

March in a leap year.

3) The design of the National Flag of India was

adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 22nd July,

1947.

4) The sohng 'Jana-gana-mana' composed originally

in Bengali by Rabijndranath Tagore was adopted in

its Hindi version by the Constitutent Assembly on 24

th January, 1950.as the National Anthem India.

9. Which one of the following Articles of the Indian

Constitution provides that 'It shall be the duty of

the Union to protect every State against external

aggression and internal disturbance?

1) Article 215 2) Article 275

3) Article 325 4) Article 355

10. 'A' walks around a circular field at the rate of the one

round per hour while 'B' runs around it at the rate of

six rounds per hour. They start in the same direction

from the same point at 7.30 am. They shall first cross

each other at

1) 8.30 a.m. 2) 8.10 a.m. 3) 7.48 a.m. 4) 7.42 a.m.

11. Consider the following statements : In India,

stamp duties on financial transactions are

1) levied and collected by the State Government

2) appropriated by the Union Government

Which of theses statement is/are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2 3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither

1 nor 2

12. Which one of the following statements is correct ?

1) East Timor was a British colony for four centuries

2) The European colonial rulers handed over East

Timor to Indonesia in 1975.

3) The United Nations took over East Timor in 1999

to prepare it for independence.

4) East Timor finally declared its independence in

December 2001.

13. Match list-I(Item in the Indian constitution) with

List II (Country from which it was derived) and

select the correct answer using the codes given

below the lists :

List I List II

(Item in the Indian (Country from which

Constitution) it was derived)

A. Directive Principles 1. Australia

of State Policy

B. Fundamental Rights 2. Canada

C. Concurrent List in 3. Ireland

Union-State Relations

D. India as a Union of 4. United Kingdom

States with greater

Powers to the Union 5. United States of America

Codes A B C D

1. 5 41 2

2. 3 52 1

3. 5 42 1

4. 3 51 2

14. With reference to Indian defence, which one of

the following statements is NOT correct?

1) With the induction of Prirthvi-II, the IAF is the

only air force in the world with surface-to-surface



ballistic missiles under its command

2) Sukhoi-30 MKI jet fighters can launch air to air

and air-to-surface precision missiles

3) Trishul is a supersonic surface-to-air missile with

a range of 30 km.

4) The indigenously builot INS Prabal can launch

surface-to-surface missiles

15. The Indira Gandhi Peace Prize, 2002 was

awarded to

1) John Hume 2) Nelson Mandela

3) Norodom Sihanouk 4) Sadako Ogata

16. Match List-I (Name of the person) with List-II

(Associated with) and select the correct answer

using the codes given below the lists:

(Name of the Person) (Associated with)

A) Brijmohan Lal Munjal 1) Biotechnology

B) Kiran Karnik 2) Automobile Industry

C) Kiran Mazumdar Shaw 3) Software Industry

D) Sunil Mittal 4) Telecom Industry

Codes A B C D

List I List II

5) Film Industry

1. 4 15 2

2. 4 31 2

3. 2 31 4

4. 2 15 4

17. Whom did Mahesh Bhupati and Max Mirnybeat

in the US Open men's doubles tennis championship

in the year 2002 to win the title?

1) Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett

2) Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan

3) Jones Bjorkman and Todd Woodbridge

4) Jiri Novak and Radek Stepanek

18. Four different candles, which can last for 5 hours,

4 hours, 3 hours and 2 hours of burning

respectively, are lit in a room at the same instant

and allowed to burn till such time that the three

candles in the room get extinguished. The cost of

burning each one of these candles is 75 paise per

hour. The cost involved is :

1) Rs. 2.75 2) Rs.3.75 3) Rs. 9.75 4) Rs. 12.50

19. Which one of the following statements is correct

with reference to FEMA in India?

1) The Foreign Exchange Regulation Act(FERA)

was replaced by Foreign Exchange Management Act

(FEMA) in the year-2001

2) FERA was given a sunset clause of one year till

31st May, 2002 to enable Enforcement Directorate

to complete the investigation of pending issues

3) Under FEMA, violation of foreign exchange rules

has ceased to be a criminal offence

4) As per the new dispensation, Enforcement

Directorate can arrest and prosecute the people for

the violation of Foreign exchange rules.

20. Consider the following statements :

1) India's import of crude and petroleum products

during the year 2001-02, accounted for about 27%

of India's total imports.

2) During the year 2001-02, India's exports had

increased by 10% as compared to the previous year.

Which of these statements is/are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2

3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 nor2

21. Who among the following was selected for the 2001

Dada Saheb Phalke Award?

1) Dev Anand 2) Lata Mangeshkar

3) Ramanand Sagar 4) Yash Chopra

22. Which one of the following statement is NOT

correct ?

1) Milk contains none of the B-vitamins

2) Vitami n-A (retinol) deficiency leads to dry and

scaly skin.

3) One of the symptoms of scurvy is pain in the joints

4) Vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency can lead to heart

failure

23. As per the Human Development Index given by

UNDP, which one of the following sequences of

South Asian countries is correct, in the order of

higher to lower development?

1) India-Sri Lanka-Pakistan-Maldives

2) Maldives-Sri Lanka-India- Pakistan

3) Sri Lanka- Maldives-India-Pakistan

4) Maldives-India-Pakistan-Sri Lanka

24. Which one of the following statements is NOT

correct?

1) The velocity of sound in air increases with the

increase of temperature

2) The velocity of sound in air is independent of

pressure

3) The velocity of sound in air decreases as the

humidity increases

4) The velocity of sound in air is not affected by the

change in amplitude and frequency

25. Consider the following statements :

1) India ranks first in the world in fruit production

2) India ranks second in the world in the export of

tobacco.

Which of these statements is/are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2

3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 nor 2

26. Which one of the following statements is correct?

1) Alliance Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian

Airlines

2) The Airports Authority of India manages seven of

the country's international airports.

3) The Airports Authority of India is the regulatory

organisation for enforcing civil air regulations in India

4) It is the function of Directorate General of Civil

Aviation to plan and costruct runways and terminal

buildings to provide air safety services.

27. Which of the following Bills must be passed by

each House of the Indian Parliament separately,

by special majority?

1) Ordinary Bill 2) Money Bill

3) Finance Bill

4) Constitution Amendment Bill

28. Consider the following animals of India :

1) Crocodile 2) Elephant

Which of these is /are endangered species?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2



3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 nor 2

29. Which one among the following covers the highest

percentage of forest area in the world?

1) Temparate Coniferous forests

2) Temparate Deciduous forests

3) Tropical Monsoon forests

4) Tropical rain forests

30. A two member committee comprising of one male

and one female member is to be constituted out of

five males and three females. Amongst the

females,Ms. A refuses to be a member of the

committee in which Mr. B is taken as the member.

In how many different ways can the committee be

constituted?

1) 11 2) 12 3) 13 4) 14

31. Consider the following statements :

1) The last Mauryan ruler, Brihadratha was

assassinated by his commander-in-chief, Pushya mitra

Sunga

2) The last Sunga King. Devabhuti was assassinated

by his Brahmana minister Vasudeva Kanva who

usurped to throne.

3) The last ruler of the Kanva dynasty was deposed

by the Andhras

Which of these statements is/are correct?

1) 1 and 2 2) Only 2 3) Only 3 4) 1,2, and 3

32. The aim of education as started by the Wood's

dispatch of 1854 was

1) the creation of employment opportunities for native

Indians

2) the spread of western culture in India

3) the promotion of literacy among the people using

English medium of language.

4) the introduction of scientific research and rationalism

in the traditional Indian education

33. Who won the title in the finals of French Open

men's singles tennis champonship in the year

2002?

1) Albert Costa 2) Juan Carlos Ferrero

3) Andre Agassi 4) Pete Sampras

34. Consider the following statements :

The function(s) of the Finance Commission is /are

1) to allow the withdrawal of money out of the

Conolidated Fund of India.

2) to allocate between the States the shares of proceeds

of taxes.

3) to consider applications for grants-in-aid from

states.

4) to supervise and report on whether the Union and

State governments is/are correct?

1) Only 1 2) 2 and 3 3) 3 and 4 4) 2 and 4

35. Which one among the following States has the

highest female literacy rate as per the Census

2001?

1) Chattisgarh 2) Madhya Pradesh

3) Orissa 4) Rajasthan

36. Which one among the following countries has the

lowest GDP per capita?

1) China 2) India

3) Indonesia 4) Sri Lanka

37. Consider the following statements :

1) In Macedonia,ethnic Albanians are a minority

2) In Kosovo, Serbians are a majority

Which of these statements is/are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2

3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 nor2

38. Israel has common borders with

1) Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt

2) Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and jordan

3) Cyprus, Turkey, Jordan and Egypt

4) Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Yemen

39. What is the correct sequence of the rivers

Godavari, Mahanadi, Narmada and Tapi in

descending order of their lengths?

1) Godavari-Mahanadi-Narmada-Tapi

2) Godavari-Narmada-Mahanadi-Tapi

3) Narmada-Godavari-Tapi-Mahanadi

4) Narmada-Tapi-Godavari-Mahanadi

40. If the radius of the earth were to shrink by one

percent, its mass remaining the same, the value of

'g' on the earth's surface would

1) increase by 0.5% 2) increase by 2%

3) decrease by 0.5% 3) decrease by 2%

41. With reference to the entry of European powers

into India, which one of the following statements

is NOT correct?

1) The Portuguese captured Goa in 1499

2) The English opened their first factory in South India

at Masulipatam

3) In Eastern India, English Company opened its first

factory in Orissa in 1633

4) Under the leadership of Dupleix, the Frech

occupied Madras in 1746

42. With reference to Indian freedom struggle, which

one of the following statements is NOT correct?

1) The Rowllatt Act aroused a wave of popular

indignation and led to the Jallianwala Bagh massacre

2) Subhas Chandra Bose formed the Forward Bloc

3) Bhagat Singh was one of the founders of Hindustan

Republican Socialist Association.

4) iN 1931, the Congress Session at Karachi opposed

Gandhi-Irwin Pact.

43. Consider the following statements:

1) In the last five years, Indian software exports have

increased at a compund annual growth rate of about

60%

2) The Software and services industry in India

registered an overall growth of about 28% in rupee

terms during the year 2001-2002

Which of these Statements is/are correct ?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2

3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 nor2

44. Which one of the following statements is NOT

correct?

1) India is the second largest producer of nitrogenous

fertilizers in the world.

2) India is the ninth largest steel producing country

in the world.

3) India is the second largest producer of silk in the

world.



4) India ranks third in the world in coal production.

45. Which one of the following statements is correct?

1) Only the Rajya Sabha and not the Lok Sabha can

have nominated members

2) There is a constitutional provision for nominating

two members belonging to the Anglo- Indian

community to the Rajya Sabha.

3) There is no constitutional bar for a nominated

member to be appointed as a Union minister

4) A nominated member can vote both in the

Presidential and Vice Presidential elections

46. With reference to Government of India's decisions

regarding Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) during

the year 2001-02, consider the following

statements :

1) Out of the 100% FDI allowed by India in tea sector,

the foreign firm would have to disinvest 33% of the

equity in favour of an Indian partner within four years.

2) Regarding the FDI in print media in India, the

single largest Indian shareholder should have a

holding higher than 26%

Which of these statements is/are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2 3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither1

nor 2

47. Alam Khan one of these who invited Babur to

invade India was

1) an uncle of Ibrahim Lodi and a pretender to the

throne of Delhi

2) a cousin of Ibrahim Lodi who was ill-treated and

expelled from the country

3) the father of Dilawar Khan to whom cruel treatment

was meted out by Ibrahim Lobi

4) a high official in Punjab province who was very

much discontented with Ibrahim Lodi's treatment to

his tribe.

48. The battle of Dharmat was fought between

1) Muhammad Ghori and Jai Chand

2) Babur and the Afghans

3) Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh

4) Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas

49. Which one among the following has the largest

shipyard in India?

1) Kolkata 2) Kochi

3) Mumbai 4) Visakhapatnam

50. Three flags, each of different colour, are available

for a military exercise. Using these flags, different

codes can be generated by waving

A) Single flag of different colours, or

B) any two flags in a different sequence of colours,

or

C) three flags in a different sequence of colours.

The maximum number of codes that can be generated

is

1) 6 2) 9 3) 15 4) 18

51. Match List-I (Organisation) with List-II

(Location) and select the correct answer using the

codes given below the lists :

List I List II

(Organisation) (Location)

A) National Sugar Institute 1) Dehradun

B) Mishra Dhatu Nigam

C) Institute of Military Law 3) Pune

D) Institute of National

Codes A B C D

Limited 2) Kamptee

Integration 4) Hyderabad

1. 3 14 2

2. 5 14 3

3. 3 45 2

4. 5 42 3

5) Knapur

52. Tim Montgomery set a new world record at the

IAAF Grand Prix final in the year 2002 in

1) Long Jump 2) 110 Hurdle Race

3) 100 m Dash 4) High Jump

53. With reference to the work of human kidney,

consider the following statements :

1) After the waste is removed in the kidney, the cleaner

blood is sent back through renal artery.

2) From Bowman's capsule, the filtered liquid passes

through tiny tubes where much of the glucose is

reabsorbed and sent back to the blood in the renal

vein

Which of the statements is/are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2

3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 nor 2

54. A bydrogen-inflated polytheme ballon is releaser

from the surface of the earth. As the balloon rises

to an altitude up in the atmosphere, it will

1) decrease in size

2) flatten into disc-like shape

3) increase in size

4) Maintain the same size and shape

55. The power to enlarge the jurisdiction of the

Supreme Court of India with respect to any matter

included in the Union List of Legislative Powers

rests with

1) The President of India

2) The Chief Justice of India

3) The Parliament

4) The Union Ministry of Law, Justice and Company

Affairs

56. Which one of the following High Courts has the

Territorial Jurisdiction over Andaman and

Nicobar Islands?

1) Andhra Pradesh 2) Calcutta

3) Madras 4) Orissa

57. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution

did the President make a reference to the Supreme

Court to seek the Court's opinion on the

Constitutional validity of the Election

Commission's decision on deferring the Gujarat

Assembly Elections ( inthe year 2002)?

1) Article 142 2) Article 143

3) Article 144 4) Article 145

58. Consider the following statements :

1) India launched its first full-fledged meterological

satellite (METSAT) in September, 2002

2) For the first time, the space vehicle PSLV-C4

carried a payload of more than 1000 kg into a



geosynchronous orbit.

Which of these statements is/are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2

3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 nor

59. Nanda Devi peak forms a part of

1) Assam Himalayas 2) Kumaon Himalayas

3) Nepal Himalayas 4) Punjab Himalayas

60. Consider the following statements

1) India is the original home of the cotton plant

2) India is the first country in the world to develop

hybrid cotton variety leading to increased production.

Which of these statements is/are correct

1) Only 1 2) Only 2

3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 nor 2

61. Who is the author of the book 'New Dimensions

of India's Foreign Policy?

1) A.B. Vajpayee 2) Jaswant Singh

3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 and 2

62. How did the Mughal Emperor Jahandarsha's

reign come to an early end?

1) He was deposed by his Wazir

2) He died due to a slip while climbing down steps

3) He was defeated by his nephew in a battle

4) He died of sickness due to too much consumption

of wine.

63. In India, among the following locations, the Dutch

established their earliest factory at

1) Surat 2) Pulicat

3) Cochin 4) Cassimbazar

64. Consider the following statements :

1) While members of the Raja Sabha are associated

with Committees on Public Accounts and Public

Undertakings members of Committee on Estimates

are drawn entirely from Lok Sabha.

2) The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs works under

the overall direction of Cabinet Committee on

parliamentary Affairs.

3) The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs nominates

Members of Parliament on Committees, Councs,

Borards and Commissions etc. setup by the

Government of India in the various ministries

Which of these statements are correct?

1) 1 and 2 2) 2 and 3 3) 1 and 3 4) 1,2 and 3

65. The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee,

whose permission is required for cultivation of any

genetically modified crop such as Bt-Cotton in

India, is under the Union Ministry of

1) Agriculture

2) Environment and Forests

2) Commerce and industry

4) Rural Development

66. As per Indian Protocol, who among the following

ranks highest in the order of precedence?

1) Deputy Prime Miniser

2) Former Presidnt

3) Governer of a State within his State

4) Speaker of Lok Sabha

67. Among the following cities, which one is at the

highest altitude above mean sea level?

1) Bangalore 2) Delhi

3) Jodhpur 4) Nagpur

68. Consider the following statements ;

1) Steam at 1000

same amount of heat.

2) Latent heat of fusion of ice is equal to the latent

heat of vaporization of water

3) In an air-conditioner, heat is extracted form the

room-air at the evaporator coils and is rejected out

at the condenser coils.

What of these statements is /are correct?

1) 1 and 2 2) 2 and 3

3) 1 and 3 4) Only 3

69. Consider the following Statements :

1) Molasses is a by-product of sugar productions

process

2) bagase obtained in the sugar mills is used as a fuel

in the boilers to generate steam for the sugar factories

3) Sugar can only be produced from sugarcanes the

raw materaial

Which of these statements are correct?

1) 1 and 2 2) 2 and 3 3) 1 and 3 4) 1,2,and 3

70. Consider the following statements :

1) Longitude of Jabalpur's location is between those

of Indore and Bhopal

2) Latitude of Aurangabad's location is between those

of Vadodara and Pune.

3) Bangalore is situated more southward than Chennai

Which of these Statements is / are correct ?

1) 1 and 3 2) Only 2 3) 2 and 3 4)1,2 and 3

71. Which one among the following States is smallest

in area?

1) Andhra Pradesh 2) Gujarat

3) Karnataka 4) Tamil Nadu

72. Consider the following statements :

A4 wheel vehicle moveing in a sharp circular path

at high speed will

1) overturn about its outer wheels

2) over turn about its inner wheels

3) skid outwards 4) skid inwards

Which of these statements are correct?

1) 1 and 3 2) 2 and 4 3) 2 and 3 4) 1 and 4

73. The Basque people who are frequently in the news

for their separatist activity live in

1) France 2) Italy 3) Portugal 4) Spain

74. Match List-I (High Officials) with List-II

(Organization and select, the correct answer using

the codes given below the lists :

List I List II

A) C.P. jain 1. Indian Airlines

B) S. Ramadoria 2. NTPC

C) Sunil Arora 3. TCS

D) Vivek Paul 4. Wipro Technologies

Codes A B C D

C and boiling water at 1000

C contain

1. 4 13 2

2. 4 31 2

3. 2 31 4

4. 2 13 4

75. Which one of the following statements is correct?

1) Liquid Sodium is employed as a coolant in nuclear

reactors



2) Calcium carbonate is an ingredient of tooth paste

3) Bordeaux mixture consists of Sodium sulphate and

lime

4) Zinc amalgams are used as a dental filling.

76. Consider the following statements :

1) The Cholas defeated Pandya and Chera rulers and

established their domination over peninsular India in

the early medieval times

2) The Cholas sent an expedition against Sailendra

empire of South East Asia and conquered some of

the areas.

Which of these statements is/are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2

3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 and 2

77. Diffusion of light in the atmosphere takes place

due to

1) Carbon Dioxide 2) Dust Particles

3) Helium 4) Water Vapiours

78. In India, the first bank of limited liability managed

by Indians and founded in 1881 was

1) Hindustan Commerical Bank

2) Oudh Commercial Bank

3) Punjab National Bank 4) Punjab and Sind Bank

79. Which one of the following statements is NOT

correct?

1) The Press Council of India is an autonomous quasi-
judicial body established under an Act of Parliament

2) The Press Information Bureau provides

accreditation to media persons so as to have easy

access to information from government sources

3) Among all the States of India, Maharashtra

Publishers the largest number of news papers

4) Press Trust of India is the largest news agency in

the country

80. The Government holding in BPCL is

1) more than 80% 2) between 60% and 70%

3) between 50% and 60%

4) less than 50%

81. Consider the following statements regarding the

relations between India and Pakistan

1) During Shimla Agreement, Indira Gandhi and

Zulfikar Bhutto agreed to maintain the sanctity of

LOC

2) Lahore Summit took place in the year 1997

3) Islamabad Summit was held between Rajiv Gandhi

and Nawaj Sharif

Which of these Statements is /are correct

1) 1,2 and 3 2) 1 and 3 3) Only 2 4) Only1

82. During the Year 2000-01, which one of the

following industries recorded highest growth rate

in India?

1) Cement 2) Coal 3) Electricity4) Steel

83. An oil tanker is partially filled with oil and moves

forward on a level road with uniform acceleration.

The free surface of oil then

1) remains horizontal

2) is inclined to the horizontal with smaller depth at the

rear end

3) is inclined to the horizontal with larger depth at

the rear end

4) assumes parabolic curve

84. In which one of the following countries is Rupee

its currency?

1) Bhutan 2) Malaysia

3) Maldives 4) Seychelles

85. Which one of the following countries is land

locked?

1) Bolivia 2) Peru 3) Surinam 4) Uruguay

86. Which one of the following countries does NOT

border the Caspian Sea?

1) Armenia 2) Azerbaijan 3) Kazakhstan 4)

Turkmenistan

87. The sportsperson Soma Biswas is assciated with

1) Sailing 2) Hockey 3) Golf 4) Athletics

88. Which one of the following is produced during the

formation of photochemical smog?

1) Hydrocarbons 2) Nitrogen Oxides

3) Ozone 4) Athletics

89. Consider the following statements :

1) Kitab-i-Nauras, a collection of songs in praise of

Hindu deities and Muslim saints, was written by

Ibrahim Adil Shah II.

2) Amir Khusrau was the originator in India of the

early form of the musical style known as Qawali,

Which of these statements is/are correct

1) Only 1 2) Only 2 3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither1

nor 2

90. Three bells toll at intervals of 9,12 and 15 minutes

respectively.All the three begin to toll at 8 A.M.

At what time will they first toll together again?

1) 8.45 a.m. 2) 10.30 a.m. 3) 11.00 a.m.

4) 1.30 p.m.

91. Match List-I (Distinguished Lady) with List II

(Organisation/ Industry) and select the correct

answer using the codes given below the lists :

A) Amrita Patel 1. National Diary

B) Anu Aga 2) Park Hotels

C) Mallika Srinivasan 3) Pfizer Limited

D) Priya paul 4) Thermax Limited

Codes A B C D

List-I List -II

Development Board

5) Tractors and Farm

Equipment Limited

1. 1 45 2

2. 2 41 5

3. 1 35 2

4. 2 31 5

92. Consider the following statements :

In the electoral college for Presidential Election

in India,

1) the value of the vote of an elected Member of

Legislative Assembly equals

2) The value of the vote of an elected Member of

Parliament euqals

3) There were more than 5,000members in the latest

election

Which of these statements is / are correct?

1) 1 and 2 2) Only 2 3) 1 and 3 4) Only 3

93. Which of the following statements is NOT correct?



1)Ali Mardan Khan introduced the system of revenue

farming in Bengal

2) Maharaja Ranjit Singh set up modern foundries to

manufacture cannons at Lahore.

3) Sawai Jai Singh of Amber had Euclid's Elements

of Geometry

translated into Sanskrit

4) Sultan Tipu of Mysore gave money for the

construction of the idol of Goddess Sarda in the

Shringeri temple.

94. Which of the following Constitutional

Amendments are related to raising the number of

members of Lok Sabha to be elected from the

States

1) 6th and 22nd 2) 13th and 38 th

3)7 th and 31 st 4) 11th and 42nd

95. How did Sultan Qutab-ud-din Aibak die?

1) He was treacherously stabbed to death by one of

his ambitious nobles

2) He was killed in a battle with Taj-ud-din Yildiz,

the ruler of Ghazni who entered into a contest with

him over the capture of Punjab

3) He sustained injuries while besieging the fortress

of Kalinjar in Bundelkhand and succumbed to them

later

4) He died after a fall from his horse while playing

Chaugan

96. Among the followong which planet takes

maximum time for one revolution around the

Sun?

1) Earth 2) Jupitor 3) Mars 4) Venus

97. Which one among the following languages has

largest number of speakers in the world?

1) Bengali 2) French

3) Japanese 4) Portuguese

98. Which one of the following provisions was NOT

made in the Charter Act of 1833?

1) The trading activities of the East India Company

were to be abolished.

2) The designation of the supreme authority was to

be changed as the Governor-General of India in

Council

3) All Law-making powers to be conferred on

Governor-General in Council

4) An Indian was to be appointed as a law Member in

the Governor-General's Council.

99. With reference to normal human beings, consider

the following statements :

1) In response to the presence of HCI, secretin is

produced from the duodenum

2) Enterogastrone is produced in the small intestine

in response to the presence of fatty acids

Which of these statements is/ are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2 3) Both 1and 2 4) Neither 1

nor 2

100. Survey of India is under the Ministry of

1) Defence

2) Environment and Forests

3) Home Affairs 4) Science and Technology

101.Which among the following countries was the

earliest to give women the right to vote?

1) Iceland 2) India 3) New Zealand 4) U.S.A

102. Total time taken by a person in going to a place by

walking and returning on cycle is 5 hours 45

minutes. He would have gained 2 hours by cycling

both ways. The time taken by him to walk both

ways is

1) 6 hours 45 minutes 2) 7 hours 45 minutes

3) 8 hours 15 minutes 4) 8 hours 30 minutes

103. Sandeep Pandey, the winner of Raman

Magsaysay Award, is mainly an activist in

1) Prevention of child marriages

2) Promotion of communal harmony

3) environmental protection

4) eductaion and livelihood projects for Dalits

104. What was the main reason for a great civil strife

in Argentina recently?

1) Ethnic conflict between the native Red Indian tribes

and others.

2) Economic crisis due to huge public debt

3) The issue of using native languages as medium of

instruction in schools

4) Clashses between government troops and

secessionist groups

105. With reference to colonial rule in India, what was

sought by the Ilbert Bill in 1883?

1) To bring Indians and Europeans on par as far as

the criminal jurisdiction of courts was concerned

2) To impose severe restrictions on the freedom of

the native press as it was perceived to be hostile to

colonial rulers

3) To encourage the native Indians to appear for civil

service examinations by conducting them in India.

4) To allow native Indians to possess arms by

amending the Arms Act.

106. An important aspect of the Cripps Mission of 1942

was

1) that all Indian States should join the Indian Union

as a condition to consider any degree of autonomy

for India.

2) the creation of an Indian Union with Dominion

status very soon after the Second World War.

3) the active participation and cooperation of the

Indian people, communities and political parties in

the British war effort as a condition for granting

independence with full sovereign status to India after

war

4) the framing of a constitution for the entire Indian

Union, with no separate constitution for any province,

and a Union Constitution to be accepted by all

provinces

107.When Congress leaders condemned the Montagul-
Chelms ford Report, many moderates left the

party to form the

1) Swarajya Party 2) Indian Freedom Party

3) Independence Federation of India

4) Indaia Liberal Federation

108. In the FIFA World Cup Football event in the year

2002, the number of the goals scored by Ronaldo

of Brazil was



1) 6 2) 7 3) 8 4) 9

109. Which one of the following schedules of the Indian

Constitution lists the names of states and specifies

their territories?

1) First 2) Second 3) Third 4) Fourth

110. In the year 2002, the President of India presented

the nationa award for excellence in public

administration and management sciences to

1) Kumarmanglam Birla 2) N.R.Narayana Murthy

3) Rahul Bajaj 4) RatanTata

111. 'A' and 'B' are two fixed points in a field.A cyclist

'C'moves such that D ACB is always at right angle.

In this context, which one of the following

statements is correct?

1) The path followed by the cyclist is an ellipse

2) The path followed by the cyclist is a circle

3) The path followed by the cyclest is an exponential

curve

4) This type of motion is not possible

112. The thermal power plant of Bokaro is located in

1) Bihar 2) Chhattisgarh

3) Jharkhand 4) Orissa

113. Among the following commodities imported by

india during the year 2000-01, which one was the

highest in terms of Rupee Value?

1) Edible Oil 2) Fertilizers

3) Organic and Inorganic Chemicals

4) Pearls, precious and semi precious stones

114. With reference to ionic compounds, consider the

following statements:

1) Ionic compounds are insoluble in alcohol

2) Ionic compounds in the solid state are good

conductors of electricity

Which of these statements is/are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2

3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 nor 2

115. Which one of the following statements is NOT

correct?

1) The presence of NaCl increases the rate of setting

of Plaster of Paris.

2) Gypsum is added to the cement to slow down its

rate of setting

3) all alkaline earth metals form hydrated salts

4) barium and Strontium are found free in nature

116. With reference to India, which one of the following

statements is NOT correct?

1) IPCL is India's largest petrochemical company

2) RIL is the largest private sector company in India.

3) MTNL is listed on NYSE

4) BSNL is the first telecom service organization in

India to launch a nation wide cellular service at one

time.

117. Which amongst the following States has the

highest population density as per Census-2001?

1) Kerala 2) Madhya Pradesh

3) Uttar Pradesh 4) West Bengal

118. The Ninth Schedule to the Indian constitution

was added by

1) First Amendment 2) Eighth Amendment

3) Ninth Amendment 4) 42 nd Amendment

119.Who headed the Interim Cabinet formed in the

year 1946 ?

1) Rajendra Prasad 2) Jawaharlal Nehru

30 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

4) Rajagopoalachari

120.The waterfall 'Victoria' is associated with the river

1) Amazon 2) Missiouri

3) St. Lawrence 4) Zambeji

121. The leader of the Bardoli Satyagraha (1928) was

1) Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel

2) Mahatma Gandhi

3) Vithalbhai J. Patel 4) Mahadev Desai

122.The Kellar proposals which were in the news

recently were the

1) recommendations for reforms in the power sector

2) recommendation for tax reforms

3) guidelines for the privatization of public sector

undertakings

4) guidelines for reducing vehicular pollution and the

promotion of CNG use

123. Consider the following statements :

1) The joint sitting of the two houses of the

Parliament in India is sanctioned under Article 108

of the constitution

2) The firsrt joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya

Sabha was held in the year 1961

3) The second joint sitting of the two Houses of Indian

parliament was held to pass the Banking Service

commission (Repeal) Bill.

Which of these statements are correct ?

1) 1 and 2 2) 2 and 3 3) 1 and 3 4) 1,2, and 3

124. Life expectancy is highest in the world in

1) Canada 2) Germany 3) Japan 4) Norway

125. During the colonial periods in India, what was

the purpose of the Whitley Commission?

1) To review the fitness of India for further political

reforms

2) To report on the existing conditions of Labour

and to make recommendations

3) To draw up a plan for financial reforms for India.

4) To develop a comprehensive scheme for Civil

Services in India.

126. Octopus is

1) an arthropod 2) an echinoderm

3) a hemichordate 4) a mollusc

127. Consider the following conditions of a sick human

body :

1) Swollen lymp nodes 2) Sweating at night

3) Loss of memory 4) Loss of weight

Which of these are the symptoms of AIDS?

1) 1 and 2 2) 2,3 and 4

3) 1,3 and 4 4) 1,2,3, and 4

128.Emperor Harsha's southward march was stopped

on the Narmada river by

1) Pulakesin-I 2) Pulakesin-II

2) Vikramaditya-I 4) Vikramaditya-II

129. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution

did the President give his assent to the ordinance

on electoral reforms when it was sent back to him

by the Union Cabinet without making any changes



(in the year 2002)?

1) Article 121 2) Article 122

3) Article 123 4) Article 124

130. Dilip Kaur Tiwana is well known as a

1) literateur 2) musician

3) scientist 4) sportsperson

131. Consider the following statements :

1) The maximum limit of shareholding of Indian

promoters in private sector banks in India is 49 per

cent of the paid up capital

2) Foreign Direct Investment upto 49 per cent from

all sources is permitted in private sector banks in India

under the automatic route

Which of these statements is/are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2

3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 nor 2

132. Match List-I (Cricketer) with List -II (Country)

and select the correct answer using the codes given

below the lists:

List- I List -II

A) Barry Richards 1) England

B) Ted Dexter 2) West Indies

C) Alan Davidson 3) South Africa

D) Charlie Griffith 4) New Zeland

Codes A B C D

5) Australia

1. 3 25 1

2. 5 14 2

3. 3 15 2

4. 5 24 1

133. Regarding the atom of a chemical element, the

magnetic quantum number refers to

1) Orientation 2) shape

3) size 4) spin

134. Consider the following statements :

1) The common blue green algae spirogyra and

Ulthrix are found in both fresh water ponds and

oceans

2) The Chameleon can look ahead with one eye and

at the same time look behind with another

Which of these statements is / are correct?

1) Only 1 2) Only 2

3) Both 1 and 2 4) Neither 1 nor 2

135. Which among the following countries has the

largest population?

1) Indonesia 2) Japan 3) Pakistan 4) Sudan

Directions : The following fifteen (15) items consist of

two statements: One labelled 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 codes given below:

Codes :

1. Both A and R are individually true and R is the

correct explanation of A

2. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the

correct explanation of A

3. A is true but R is false

4. A is false but R is true

136. Assertion (A) :Emperor Akbar marched towards

Afghanistan in 1581 with a huge army

Reason (R) :He was on his way to reclaim his

ancestral country of Ferghana in Central Asia.

137. Assertion (A) : During the year 2001-02, the value

of India's total exports declined, registering a negative

growth of 2.17%.

Reason (R) : During the year 2001-02, negative

growth in exports was witnessed in respect of iron

and steel, coffee, textiles and marine products

138. Assertion (A) :The eastern coast of India produces

more rice than the western coast.

Reason (R) : The eastern coast receives more rain

fall than the western coast.

139. Assertion (A) :The new EXIM policy is liberal,

market-oriented and favours global trade.

Reason (R) : GATT has played a significant role in

the liberalisation of the economy.

140. Assertion (A) :In the periodic table of chemical

elements, electron affinity is always found to increase

from top to bottom in a group.

Reason (R) : In a group, the atomic radii generally

increase from top to bottom.

141. Assertion (A) :Coal-based thermal power stations

contribute to acid-rain.

Reason (R) : Oxides of carbon are emitted when coal

burns.

142. Assertion (A) :The weight of a body decreases with

the increase of latitude on earth.

Reason (R) : The earth is not a perfect sphere.

143. Assertion (A) :Unsaturated fats are more reactive

compared with the saturated fats.

Reason (R) : Unsaturated fats have only single bonds

in their structure.

144. Assertion (A) :The amount of moisture in the

atmosphere is related to latitude.

Reason (R) : The capacity to hold moisture in the

form of water vapour is related to temperature.

145. Assertion (A) : Unlike temperature forests, the

tropical rain forests, if cleared, can yield productive

farmland that can support intensive agriculture for

several years even without chemical fertilizers.

Reason (R) : The primary productivity of the tropical

rain forest is very high when compared to that of the

temperate forests.

146. Assertion (A) :In 1916, Maulana Mohammad Ali and

Abul Kalam Azad resigned from the Legislative

Council.

Reason (R) : The Rowlatt Act was passed bythe

Government in spite of being opposed by all Indian

members of the Legislative Council.

147. Assertion (A) :Shah Alam II spent the initial years

as an Emperor far away from his capital.

Reason (R) : There was always a lurking danger of

foreign invasion from the north-west frontier.

148. Assertion (A) :Areas lying within five to eight

degrees latitude on either side of the equator receive

rainfall throughout the year.

Reason (R) : High temperatures and high humidity

cause convectional rain to fall mostly in the

afternoons near the equator.

149. Assertion (A) : Saluva Narasimha put and end to the



old dynasty and assumed the royal title.

Reason (R) : He wanted to save the kingdom from

futher degeneration and disintegration.

150. Assertion (A) : Marathas emerged as the strongest

native power in India after the decline of Mughal

empire.

Reason (R) : Marathas were the first to have a clear

concept of a United Indian Nation.

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2. B-Partic'le _ 1H'
3. Neutrons *— No mass but definite charge
4. Electrons - No charge and no mass

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(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) l, 2, 3 and 4

Energy of Sun arises out of
(a) Thermo-nuclear reactions
(b) Nuclear fission reactions
(0) Radioactive decay
(d) Pu239 present in its atmosphere

Cholesterol is present in
(a) Animal fats
(b) Vegetable fats
(c) Waxes '
(d) Drying oils

The combination which can not act as a Buffer solution is
(a) Sodium acetate, HCl
(b) Borax, Boric acid
(c) Na2HPO4, Na3PO4
(d) CH3C02H, CH3COZNa 10.

The homolytic fission of a hydrocarbon results in the formation of (a) Carbanion
(b) Free radicals
(c) Carbonium ion
((1) Carbenes

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