Question Paper -07-10-2007 1. The latitudinal extention of India is A) 804’s - 3706’s B) 804’N - 3706’N C) 804’E - 3706’E - 3706’S 2.

Southern most point of Indian administrative territory is A) Minicoy Island B) Kaniyakumari C) Indrapoint 3. Which is the highest peak in India? A) Everest B) Kanchenjunga Austin 4. Which plateau is rich in mineral deposits? A) Chotanagpur B) Baghalkhand 5. Palghat gap is located between A) Anaimalai and Palani Hills C) Nilgiri Hills and Anaimalai C) Namchabarva

D) 804’N

D) Lakshwadeep D) Godwin

C) Malwa

D) Deccan

B) Cardamam Hills and Anaimalai Hills D) Nilgiri Hills and Shevaroy Hills. C) Kerala D) Tamil Nadu. D)

6. Ashtamudi lake is located in A) Orissa B) Andhrapradesh

7. Southern part of Eastern Coastal Plain is known as A) Konkan Coast B) Circar Coast C) Malabar Coast Coromandal Coast.

8. Only active volcano in India is located in A) Lakshwadeep B) Minicoy Island C) North Andaman D) Barren Island 9. Durand line is the boundary line between A) Afghanistan and India B) India and China D) India and Myanmar. C) India and Bangladesh

10. Which is the second largest state in population according to 2001 census? A) West Bengal B) Bihar C) Uttar Pradesh D) Maharashtra 11. Which state is leading in forest area? A) Arunachal Pradesh B) Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh 12. Rourkela Steel Plant is situated in A) Orissa B) Chhattisgarh Jharkhand 13. Naharkatiya oil field is located in A) Gujarat B) Assam Uttarpradesh C) Assam D)

C) West Bengal

D)

C) Maharashtra 1

D)

14. Head Quarters of South Central Railway is situated in A) Nagpur B) Hyderabad C) Secundrabad Bhuvaneshwar 15. The Longest National Highway in India is A) NH 31 B) NH 15 C) NH 7 16. Leading producer of Tobacco is A) Andhra Pradesh B) Karnataka 17. The highest peak in U.S.A. is A) Mt. Blanc B) Mt. Elbert C) Maharashtra C) Mt. Shasta

D)

D) NH 6 D) Gujarat D) Mt. McKinley

18. The longest river in Europe is A) Rhine B) Danube 19. Victoria falls is situated across river A) Zambezi B) Zaire 20. Hoover Dam is constructed across river A) Colorado B) Volga

C) Volga C) Niger C) Mississippi

D) Dnieper D) orange D) St. Lawrence

21. Dakshin Gangotri is A) religious place B) peak in Himalayas D) Antarctic research station

C) Submarine of Indian Navy

22. On which date the sun shines vertically over the Tropic of capricorn? A) June 22 B) December 22 C) September 23 D) March 21 23. What happens when one crosses 1800 longitude from west to east? A) One losses a day B) one gains a day C) No chagne in day or time D) Threre is no change in day but the time changes. 24. Oxbow lake is formed by A) Glacial erosion B) River erosion water deposition C) Wind erosion D) Underground

25. The Agulhas current flows in A) Indian Ocean B) Atlantic Ocean C) Pacific Ocean Ocean 26. When the sun is nearest to the earth, the earth is said to be in A) Perihelion B) Apogee C) Aphelion 2

D) Southern

D) Perigee

27. Which longitude is selected for calculating Indian Standard Time in India? A) 83030’E B) 83020’W C) 82030’E D) 82030’W 28. The first Indian Satellite Aryabhata was launched from A) USSR B) U.S.A. C) India 29. National Remotesensing Agency is situated in A) Mumbai B) Dehradun C) Bangalore 30. World’s Highest Railway line is located in A) Peru B) Switzerland C) China D) France D) Hyderabad D) Norway.

31. In a dry battery cell, which form of energy is converted to electrical energy? A) Potential enegy B) Kinetic energy C) Chemical energy D) Heat energy 32. Kilo watt hour is a unit of A) Power B) Energy energy. C) Power as well as energy D) Neither power nor

33. Coal gas is a mixture of A) Methane, ethane and butane. B) Methane, hydrogen and carbon monoxide. C) Hydrogen, butane and carbondioxide. D) Carbon dioxide, Carbon monoxide and Sulphurdioxide. 34. The main constituent of L.P.G. is A) Methane B) Propane 35. Alpha Particles are same as A) Electrons B) Protons C) Butane D) Ethane.

C) Helium Nuclei

D) Neutrons.

36. Which of the following set of nuclei contain same number of neutrons? A) B) C) D) 37. The Neutrino has same charge as that on A) an electron B) a neutron C) a proton 38. Which of the following is a rich source of protein? A) Rice B) Egg C) Cabbage 39. Deficiency of iodine cause A) Anaemia B) Goitre C) Pellagra D) an alpha particle. D) Wheat D) Scurvy. D) Virus.

40. ‘Foot and Mouth’ disease in cattle is caused by A) Worms B) Bacteria C) Fungus 3

41. Rinderpest is a disease of A) Bird B) Cattle

C) Sheep

D) Goat. D) Haemophilia. D) Protozoa D) none of

42. Which of the following diseases is a genetic disease? A) Goitre B) Malaria C) Cancer 43. Filariasis is caused by A) Virus B) Worms 44. Light year is a unit of A) Distance B) light these. C) Bacteria C) time

45. The matter in the core of the earth is in A) Liquid StateB) Solid State C) liquid as well as solid state. State. 46. Major pollutant in the atmosphere is A) Hydrocarbons B) SO2 47. The deepest ocean is A) Atlantic B) Indian 48. Cinnabar is an ore of A) Zinc B) Lead C) CO2 C) Antarctic C) Mercury

D) Gaseous

D) CO D) Pacific. D) Silver D) Mercury D) Carbon D) Nylon-6

49. Which of the following is the lightest metal? A) Iron B) Copper C) Aluminium 50. Which one of the elements has the highest melting point? A) Tungsten B) Palladium C) Silicon 51. Which of the following is known as regenerated fibre? A) Nylon-66 B) Terylene C) Rayon

52. Which one of the following is not an abiotic component of an ecosystem. A) Air B) Soil C) Sunlight D) Plant. 53. Conversion of ammonia into nitrogen is called as A) Nitrification B) Nitrogen fixation C) AmmonificationD) Penitrification 54. Which one of the following bacteria are responsible for nitrogen fixation? 4

A) Rhizobium Nitrobactor

B) Nitrosomonas

C) Pseudomonas

D)

55. Ozone gas is mainly present in A) Troposphere B) Stratosphere

C) Exosphere

D) Ionosphere

56. Height above the earth’s surface for a geostationary satellite is approximately A) 3000km B) 20000km C) 36000km D) 25000km. 57. The first Indian satellite put in geostationary orbit was A) INSAT-1A B) INSAT-1B C) INSAT-1C 58. Which one of the following is the man made eco-system. A) Lake B) Forest C) Aquarium 59. The percentage of CO2 in atmosphere is approximately A) 1% B) 0.03% C) 0.4% 60. Which one of the following is an unsaturated Hydrocarbon? A) Methane B) Ethane C) Ethene D) APPLE D) Pond D) 3% D) Propane.

61. A Dualistic economy is one A) in which there are cities and villages.B) With the Co existence of affluent and subsistence economy. C) With more men and less women in population. D) With poverty and illiteracy. 62. The vicious circle of poverty on both demand side and supply side can be broken with A) Food for work programme. B) Grants to states. C) increase in capital formation D) Loans from foreign countries. 63. Economic growth denotes A) Structural changes in the economy. B) temporary increase in National Income. C) increase in industrial production D) end - product of the long process of development 64. “Up by the Bootstraps” - refers to A) Highly mechanised techniques C) Demonstration effect

B) Sacrifice of current consumption D) Lavish public spending. D) 1951 D) Econometrics.

65. The first regular population census was taken in India in the year A) 1871 B) 1901 C) 1881 66. The year of Great divide is referred in the study of A) Partition B) Population C) History of India 5

67. Which among the following falls under primary sector. A) Defence B) Insurance C) Agriculture

D) Manufacturing.

68. The Planning Commission of India was setup in March 1950 under the Chairmanship of A) B.R. Ambedkar B) Sardar Patel C) Jawaharlal Nehru D) Visveswariah 69. Laissez - faire doctrine is associated with A) Amartya Sen B) J.M. Keynes Smith. C) M.K. Gandhi D) Adam

70. Who is the present Governor of the Reserve Bank of India? A) Montek Singh Alhuwalia B) Raja Chelliah C) Y.V. Reddi Swaminathan

D) M.S.

71. The II Five Year plan strategy was decided on the advice of A) P.C. Mahalanobis B) V.K.R.V. Rao C) V.N. Gadgil D) Morarji Desai. 72. Deficit financing means A) Debt B) Budget 73. CSO means A) Central Scientific Organisation C) Central Shipping Organisation C) Issue of new currency D) Deflation

B) Central Statistical Organization D) Central Statistical Office. C) Names of crop seasons

74. The Kharif and Rabi are A) Names of food crops B) Names of fruits D) Names of High yiedding varieties 75. Which of the following is a cash crop? A) Rice B) Wheat C) Sugarcane

D) Maize

76. Zamindari system is associated with A) Thomas Munroe B) William BentickC) Lord CornwallisD) Rajaram Mohanrai. 77. I.R. 8 is a A) Fertilizer B) High yielding variety seed C) Agriculture loanD) Pesticide

78. In urban areas the calorie intake level to determine poverty - line is A) 2400 B) 2100 C) 2500 D) 2200 79. Frictional unemployment is familiar in 6

A) Underdeveloped Economies Economies D) Rural Economies.

B) Socialist Economies.

C) Developed

80. The GDP growth rate in the first quarter of 2007-08 is A) 8.2% B) 7.0% C) 5.7% 81. The International Day of the Book is observed on A) 15 March B) 24 October C) 23 April 82. The author of the book, ‘Courage’ is A) Arundathi Rai B) Sunitha Williams Gorden Brown 83. The next Olympics will be held in A) Russia B) China

D) 9.3% D) 12 November D)

C) L.K. Advani

C) Germany

D) Australia

68. The Planning Commission of India was setup in March 1950 under the Chairmanship of A) B.R. Ambedkar B) Sardar Patel C) Jawaharlal Nehru D) Visveswariah 69. Laissez - faire doctrine is associated with A) Amartya Sen B) J.M. Keynes Smith. C) M.K. Gandhi D) Adam

70. Who is the present Governor of the Reserve Bank of India? A) Montek Singh Alhuwalia B) Raja Chelliah C) Y.V. Reddi Swaminathan

D) M.S.

71. The II Five Year plan strategy was decided on the advice of A) P.C. Mahalanobis B) V.K.R.V. Rao C) V.N. Gadgil D) Morarji Desai. 72. Deficit financing means A) Debt B) Budget 73. CSO means A) Central Scientific Organisation C) Central Shipping Organisation C) Issue of new currency D) Deflation

B) Central Statistical Organization D) Central Statistical Office. C) Names of crop seasons

74. The Kharif and Rabi are A) Names of food crops B) Names of fruits D) Names of High yiedding varieties 75. Which of the following is a cash crop? A) Rice B) Wheat C) Sugarcane 7

D) Maize

76. Zamindari system is associated with A) Thomas Munroe B) William BentickC) Lord CornwallisD) Rajaram Mohanrai. 77. I.R. 8 is a A) Fertilizer B) High yielding variety seed C) Agriculture loanD) Pesticide

78. In urban areas the calorie intake level to determine poverty - line is A) 2400 B) 2100 C) 2500 D) 2200 79. Frictional unemployment is familiar in A) Underdeveloped Economies B) Socialist Economies. Economies D) Rural Economies. 80. The GDP growth rate in the first quarter of 2007-08 is A) 8.2% B) 7.0% C) 5.7% 81. The International Day of the Book is observed on A) 15 March B) 24 October C) 23 April 82. The author of the book, ‘Courage’ is A) Arundathi Rai B) Sunitha Williams Gorden Brown 83. The next Olympics will be held in A) Russia B) China C) Developed

D) 9.3% D) 12 November D)

C) L.K. Advani

C) Germany

D) Australia

99. ART Centres treat the patients affected by A) HIV/AIDS B) Tuberculosis C) Malaria 100. The 5th India - ASEAN Summit, 2007 was held in A) Thailand B) Indonesia C) Loas

D) Epilepsy D) Philippines

101. Who of the following was elected as permanent President of the Constituent Assembly? A) Dr. Rajendira Prasad. B) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. C) Jawaharlal Nehru D) K.M. Munshi. 102. The Constitution of India was adopted on A) 15 August 1947,B) 26 January 1950C) 26 November 1949 1948 D) 1 January

103. How many members were included in the Drafting Committee? A) Seven B) Nine C) Eleven D) Thirteen. 8

104. The Preamble was amended for the first time by A) the 24th amendment B) the 42nd amendment C) the 44th amendment D) None of the above. 105. Which part of the Constitution of India has been described as the soul of the Constitution? A) Fundamental Rights B) The Directive Principles of State Policy C) The Preamble D) The Right to Constitutional Remedies. 106. The fundamental rights of the Indian Citizens are enshrined in : A) The Preamble B) Part III of the constitution C) Part IV of the constitution D) Part V of the constitution. 107. Which of the following articles of the constitution deals with the fundamental duties of Indian Citizens? A) Article 39 - C B) Article 15 - A C) Article 29 - B D) None of the above. 108. Which part of the Constitution contains the Directive Principles of State Policy? A) Part IV - A B) Part V - A C) Part IV D) Part III 109. The Legislature in India is based on the pattern of A) Britain, B) USA C) France D) Switzerland

110. What is the maximum strength of members which can be nominated by the president to the Rajya Sabha? A) One fourth of its total members B) 10 membersC) 12 membersD) 2 members

111. For assuming office, the President takes oath from A) Vice-President B) Chief Justice of India Sabha D) Election Commissioner

C) Speaker of the Lok

112. The Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to the A) President B) Prime Minister C) Lok Sabha

D) Rajya Sabha.

113. What is the age of retirement for the Judges of Supreme Court? A) 62 B) 65 C) 70 D) 60

114. The framers of the Indian Constitution borrowed the idea of judicial review from the Constitution of 9

A) Canada countries.

B) USA

C) Switzerland

D) All of the above

115. Rule of Law, which is a prominenet feature of the Indian Polity has been borrowed from A) USA B) Canada C) Switzerland D) Britain. 116. Let m and n be two whole numbers. If nm = 25, the value of mn is A) 4 B) 32 C) 10 D) 25 117. If a = 3 then the value of 4a2 - 12a + 9 is A) 12 B) 10 C) 9 D) 4

118. The radii of two cylinders are in the ratio 2 : 3 and their heights are in the ratio 5 : 3. Then the ratio of their volume is A) 10 : 9 B) 7 : 6 C) 20 : 27 D) 50 : 27 119. How many digits are required to write numbers between 1 and 100? A) 192 B) 196 C) 198 D) 200 120. The population of a village is 30,000. It raises by 4% every year. The population at the end of 2 years is A) 32400 B) 32408 C) 32448 D) 34220 121. The least number which is divided by 5,6 and 8 leaves the remainder 5 in each case, is A) 120 B) 245 C) 150 D) 125 122. If after payment of of a loan, Rs. 750 still remain to pay, then whole amount of the loan A) 1500 B) 2250 C) 3000 D) 3500 123. The value of is A) 54 B) 56 124. A) - is equal to B) 1 C) C) 510 D) D) 0.30 D) 512

125. The mean proportional of 0.32 and 0.02 is A) 0.08 B) 0.3 C) 0.16

126. Ravi invested Rs. 600 for 5 months and Mohan Rs. 400 for 8 month. If they gained Rs. 310, then Ravi will get A) Rs. 150 B) Rs. 160 C) Rs. 170 D) Rs. 180 127. At present the average age of 5 students is 14 years. After 5 years the average will be A) 17 years B) 19 years C) 20 years D) 25 years 10

128. The probability that a card drawn out of a packet of 52 is of diamond is A) B) C) D) 129. If 5 men or 10 boys can complete a work in 15 days, then 4 men and 17 boys can complete it in A) 4 days B) 5 days C) 6 days D) 7 days 130. The ratio of length and bredth of a room is 3 : 2 and its area is 294 square metre. The bredth of the room is A) 12 metre B) 14 metre C) 16 metre D) 21 metre 131. Cities emerged in the Gangavalley in the period BC A) 6th - 4th B) 5th - 4th C) 7th - 6th D) 5th - 3rd

132. From which period did the caste system start emerging? A) Later vedic period B) Early vedic period C) Mauryan Period D) Harappan period 133. Mohanjodaro is located in A) Sind B) Ganga PlainC) Baluchistan 134. Who performed to last rites of the Buddha? A) Malla B) Sakyas C) Jnatrikas 135. Who authored the Arthasastra? A) Panini B) Kautilya C) Kapila D) Rajasthan D) Yadus D) Makkiligosala

136. What was the total number of major edicts issued by Asoka? A) 12 B) 14 C) 9 D) 7 137. Bimbisara was imprisoned and starved to death by A) Udayin B) Chellana C) Ajatsatru D) Shishunaga

138. Chandragupta Mauriya ascended the throne at the age of A) 18 B) 32 C) 29 D) 25 139. What was the Solitary Military conquest of Asoka? A) Vatsa B) Avanti C) Kalinga D) Kosala 140. Where did Kanishka build a Buddhist stupa and a monastery? A) Pataliputra B) Peshawar C) Sanchi D) Ayodhya 141. Who is referred to in the Tamil Sangam works as the greatest of all the gods? A) Vishnu B) Siva C) Balaraman D) Rama 142. In which year did battle of Panipat was fought? A) 1520 B) 1526 C) 1530 11 D) 1536

143. The Mughals were influenced by A) The Turks B) The Mongols C) The Timurids the Mongols. 144. Who was the first Nayak at Senji? A) Vaiappa B) Sadasiwa Nayak 145. When did the revolt of 1857 started? A) 10 may 1857 B) 11 May 1857

D) Both the Turkes and

C) Chaudappa C) 9 May 1857

D) Vishvanath D) 12 May 1857 D) Satara D) Oct 1906

146. Both Tilak and Gokhale hailed from A) Bomaby B) Nagpur C) Poona 147. Muslim League was established in A) Feb 1906 B) July 1906 C) Dec 1906

148. Gandhiji inaugurated Kheda Satyagraga at a meeting in A) Kapadvanj B) Sabarmati C) Nadiad D) Anand 149. Periyar broke off with Gandhiji on the issue of A) Varnashramdharma B) Satyagrah C) Ahimsa D) Hindu Marriage

150. Who was appointed as Chairman of Congress National Planning Commission? A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar B) Jawaharlal Nehru C) Rajaji D) Nethaji 151. Who were the first teachers of Buddha after his great renunciation? A) Alar and Udraka B) Ananda and Ashvaghosha C) Sariputra Maudagalyayana D) Alar and Kalam and

152. The sultan who first formulated the famine code to provide relief to famine affected people was A) Balban B) Alauddin Khaliji C) Muhammad Bin Tughluq D) Ibrahim Lodi 153. The main feature of the Dravida style of temple architecture was A) Sikhara B) Gopuram C) Vimana D) Mandapa 154. The children born to a Brahmin father and a Sudra mother are categorised as A) Uratyas B) Nisadas C) Abhiras D) Pulindas 155. The silver coin rupaya was first issued by A) Sikandar Lodi B) Humayun C) SherShahsuri 156. D) Akbar

During the Sangam age the Mahabharata in Tamil was composed by 12

A) Perundevanar Senkuttuvan

B) Villiputhur Alwar

C) Kamban

D)

157. The statement that both Agra and Fatehpur Sikri are bigger than London was made by A) Bernier B) Ralph Fitch C) Hawkins D) Manucci 158. Dewan Veluthampi of Travancore organised the revolt in A) 1800 B) 1805 C) 1809 D) 1811

159. How many seats were given to the depressed classes under the Communal Award and Poona Pact? A) 74 and 79 respectively B) 71 and 147 respectively C) 78 and 80 respectively D) 78 and 69 respectively 160. The Shiva Temple at Tanjore was built by the A) Cholas B) Rashtrakutas C) Pallavas D) Pandyas

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