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Consider the following statements. 1. Russia is an observer member of Shanghai Cooperation Organization. 2. The Maastricht Treaty is known as the Treaty on European Union (TEU). Which of the above statements is/are true? a. Only 1 b. Only 2 c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2

2.

Which of the following state in India leads in the field of wind power generation? (a) Andhra Pradesh (b) Arunachal Pradesh (c) Kerala (d) Tamil Nadu

3.

In recent past which of the following countries has banned the Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF), which protested against the alleged discrimination of the ethnic Indian Minority? (a) Indonesia. (b) Dubai. (c) Srilanka (d) Malaysia.

4.

Which of the following statement is incorrect? (a) Mark Zuckerberg is the founder of FaceBook.com. (b) In 2008, Forbes Magazine declared Mark Zuckerberg "the youngest billionaire on earth”. (c) Nicholas Negroponte is founder and chairman of the One Laptop per Child non-profit organization. (d) None of these.

5.

Consider the following statements. 1). Wi-Max is a long-range system that typically uses unlicensed spectrum to deliver a point to point connection to the Internet from an ISP to an end user. 2). Wi-Fi is a shorter range system that uses licensed spectrum to provide access to a network, typically covering only the network operator’s own property. Which of these above statements is/are correct? a). Only 2 b). Only 1 c). 1 and 2 d). Neither 1 nor 2

6.

India’s first bio-diesel plant set up at Kakinada will make its bio-diesel from Jatropha plant, using a). Japanese technology. b). German technology. c). Belgian technology. d). Russian technology.

7.

India’s biggest hydel project is (a) Shimsapura power project (b) Dibang power project (c) Sakarpathi power project (d) Ukai power project

8.

Match List I with List II List I (Persons) Nirmala Deshpande Bupen Hazarika Binayaka sen Pulock chatterjee List II (Field of Professions) 1. Banking 2. Social worker 3. Civil Right activist 4. Music 5. Press (a) 5213 (b) 2431 (c) 2513

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(d) 4213 9. Article 350A w.r.t. facilities for instruction in mother tongue at primary stage was a. inserted by 7th constitutional amendment act 1956. b. inserted by 17th constitutional amendment act 1960 c. inserted by 27th constitutional amendment act 1965. d. inserted by 37th constitutional amendment act 1974. 10. Fullerenes are made of (A) Carbon (B) Nitrogen (C) Noble gases (D) Transuranium elements 11. Falkland Island is the disputed area between? (a) Paraguay and Uruguay (b) Argentina and Chile (c) Argentina and UK (d) Chile and UK 12. GARDASIL, India’s first Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine to prevent Cervical cancer was launched recently by? (a) Ranbaxy Laboratories. (b) Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. (c) Cadilla Pharmaceuticals. (d) MSD Pharmaceuticals. 13. Identity the ultra power project which is not assigned to Reliance (a) Tilaiya in Jharkhand (b) Mundra in Gujarat (c) Sasan in Madhya pradesh (d) Krishnapatnam in Andhra Pradesh 14. Match List I with List II List I World Investment Report 2008 World Economic Outlook 2008 Global Peace Index 2008 “World in 2050: Beyond the BRIC” (a) 2143 (b) 4312 (c) 4321 (d) 1234 15. According to 2001 census, lowest population density of 2 persons per sq.km is in Lahul and Spiti districts, In which of the following states are they located? (a) Arunachal Pradesh (b) Andhra Pradesh (c) Madhya Pradesh (d) Himachal Pradesh. 16. Among the liquids specific heat capacity is (a) Maximum for water and minimum for mercury (b) Maximum for mercury and minimum for water (c) Maximum for ice and minimum for paraffin wax (d) Maximum for ice and minimum for kerosene 17. Financial Information Network Operations Limited (FINO) is promoted by (a) UTI (b) ICICI (c) SBI (d) NABARD 18. Where is Preah Vihear temple located? (a) Between Cambodia and Thailand (b) Between Cambodia and Laos (c) Between Myanmar and Thailand List II 1. Price Water House Coopers 2. Britain’s Economist Intelligent Units 3. International Monetary Fund 4. UNCTAD

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(d) Between Laos and Vietnam 19. Identify the incorrect pair/(s)? 1. Doodh sagar falls –Mandovi 2. Dhuandar falls – Narmada 3. Yenna falls – Krishna 4. Siva Samudram falls – Kaveri Select correct answer from the below (a) Both 2 & 3 (b) only 3 (c) Both 1 & 2 (d) None of these 20. How much has the world Bank funded for National cyclonic risk Mitigation project for India? (a) Rs. 1000 crore. (b) Rs. 1200 crore. (c) Rs. 1400 crore. (d) Rs. 1600 crore. 21. Which is the first country to approve a law to allow voting by mobile Phone? (a) Estonia (b) Finland (c) Sweden (d) Spain 22. Consider the following statements. 1). Phoenix is a robotic spacecraft on a space exploration mission to Mars. 2). 2009 is being observed as Year of India in Russia. Which of these above statements is/are incorrect? a). Only 2 b). Only 1 c). Both 1 and 2 d). Neither 1 nor 2 23. Identify the incorrect pair? (a) Sankarlingam Jaganathan – Abel Prize, 2008 (b) Jagdish Shukla – IMO Prize 2008 (c) Sam Pitroda – Global Indian Award 2008 (d) Khuswant Singh – National Amity Award 24. Slumdog Millionaire recently received four Golden Globes in Los Angeles. Slumdog Millionaire is the based on the novel Q and A which is written by (a) Dipankar Banerjee (b) Vikas Swarup (c) Shashi Tharoor (d) None of these 25. Identify the incorrect statement/(s) (a) Ghrelin is known as Hunger Hormone. (b) Electoral ink is made of Silver Nitrate. (c) Neither (a) nor (b) (d) Both (a) and (b) 26. Consider the following statements: 1. The Total outlay for National Mission on Medicinal Plants, which is to be implemented during the 11th plan period is 630 crore. 2. Science Express Train is a product of joint work between India and France. Which of the above is/are correct? (a) Only 1 (b) Only 2 (c) Both 1 & 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

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27.

Who authored Parineeta? a) Rajnarian Bose b) Charles Dall c) Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay d) Rabindranath Tagore

28.

A lizard comes out of a hole corner on the floor of a room runs 5ft along the foot of a wall, then climbs vertically up that wall (height of wall = 12ft) and having reached the ceiling, crawls 9ft along it at right angles to the wall. How far is the lizard away from the hole (a) 5√10 feet. (b) 3√10 feet. (c) 5√3 feet. (d) 3√5 feet.

29.

He was popularly known as Indian Burke. a) Subramani Bharati b) S.N.Banerjee c) Subramani Iyer d) Rabindranath Tagore

30.

Rozgar Jagrookta Puraskar introduced by ministry of rural development in the recent past, aims at recognising? (a) Effective implementation of NREGA. (b) Effective implementation of VAMBAY. (c) Effective implementation of legal literacy programme among rural masses. (d) None of these

31.

"Athlete’s Foot" is a disease caused by (A) Bacteria (B) Fungus (C) Protozoan (D) Nematode

32.

Department of Atomic Energy is under a) Ministry of Science and technology b) Ministry of Home Affairs c) Ministry of External affairs d) None of these

33.

Match List I with List II List I M.N. Roy S.A. Dange J.P Narayan R.M. Lohia (a) 3412 (b) 3421 (c) 3124 (d) 3214 List II 1. Why Socialism? 2. Wheel of History 3. India in Transition 4. Gandhi Vs. Lenin

34.

A commission was appointed in 1960 under the chairmanship of UN Dheobar to a. Look into the Welfare of Scheduled Tribes. b. Look into the Welfare of women. c. Suggest measures to ensure Free elementary education. d. Recommend Land reform measures.

35.

In which of the following case did the Supreme court had said that “Euthansia is nothing but homicide whatever the circumstances in which it is effected”? (a) Balaji Raghavan case (b) Naresh Marotrao Sukhru case (c) Arun jain case (d) Indra Sawhney case

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36.

It/these is/are a part of Chicken’s neck in India. a) Siliguri Corridor b) Akhnoor in Arunachal Pradesh c) Both (a) and (b) d) Neither (a) nor (b)

37.

Nobel Literature Prize-2008 was awarded to Marie Gustave Le Clezio. Who is Marie Gustave Le Clezio? (a) An American writer (b) A British writer (c) A French writer (d) A Polish writer

38.

Consider the following statements: 1. Trust motion was moved for the first time in 1979. 2. Out of 26 No-confidence motions that have been moved so far, except the one against Morarji Desai, all others were defeated. Which of the above is/are correct? (a) Only 1 (b) Only 2 (c) Both 1 & 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

39.

Hamburger shift or Chloride shift is a process in which the chloride content of RBC increases when a) Oxygenated blood becomes deoxygenated b) de Oxygenated blood becomes oxygenated c) there is carbon monoxide poisoning of blood d) the mercury contamination hinders the formation of monocytes

40.

Great Channel separates India from (a) Srilanka (b) Indonesia (c) Myanmar (d) None of these

41.

Global gender gap report is being published by? (a) World Economic Forum. (b) United Nations Human rights council. (c) World Bank (d) United Nations commission for women.

42.

Who among the following is a member of a high level panel of economists appointed by U.N. General Assembly President Miguel d’ Escoto to suggest measures deal with the current economic crisis ? (a) Amartya Sen (b) C. Rangarajan (c) Y V Reddy (d) Raghuram Rajan

43.

European Turkey is separated from Asiatic Turkey by (a) Strait of Bosporus (b) Dover Strait (c) Strait of Kerch (d) Strait of Gibraltor

44.

Consider the following statements. 1). Project Tiger was launched in 1973. 2). Project Elephant was launched in 1992. Which of these above statements is/are correct? a). Only 2 b). Only 1

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c). Both 1 and 2 d). Neither 1 nor 2 45. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Which books/document is described as Most Translated Document in the world? (a) Bhagvat Gita (b) Holy Bible (c) Universal Declaration of Human Rights (d) Thirukkural 46. On January 22, 2009, Who was appointed as a special adviser on Pakistan and Afghanistan, working under President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (a) Negroponte (b) Holbrooke (c) Redman (d) Richardson 47. Consider the following statements: 1. The Government of India is phasing out multiple dosages DPT vaccines and is replacing the same with a single shot pentavalent vaccine in the National Immunisation programme from mid-2009. 2. Auriga leader- world’s first large ship partially using solar power was launched by Japan. Which of the above is/are correct? (a) Only 1 (b) Only 2 (c) Both 1 & 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2 48. Who amongst the following Englishmen first translated Bhagavad-Gita into English? (a) William Jones (b) Charles Wilkins (c) Alexander Cunningham (d) Johan Marshall 49. There are 5 boxes of different but unknown weights, each weighing less than 50 kgs. The boxes are weighed two at a time with all possible combinations. The weight obtained are 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91 and 93 kgs. What is the weight (in kgs) of the heaviest box? (a) 48 (b) 41 (c) 43 (d) 49

50.

India has decided to buy P-8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft from (a) Russia (b) France (c) USA (d) Israel

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descending order? (a) Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), London Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) (b) NASDAQ, The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), London Stock Exchange (c) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), London Stock, Exchange, NASDAQ, Bombay Stock, Exchange (BSE), (d) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), London Stock ,Exchange , NASDAQ

52.

Identify the incorrect pair (a) Operation Vajraprahar – Indian – American joint exercises (b) Indra-2009 - India Russian Naval Exercises (c) Both (a) and (b)

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(d) Neither (a) nor (b) 53. Asia’s first Export Processing Zone was set up in 1965 in a) Singapore b) Malaysia c) India d) Indonesia 54. Consider the following statements about EPRs - European Pressurized Reactors. 1. 2. It is a third generation pressurized water reactor (PWR) design. It has been designed and developed mainly by Framatome (now Areva NP) and Electricité de

France (EDF) in France, and Siemens AG in Germany. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) Only 1 (b) Only 2 (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 Nor 2

55.

Formation of National Bio fuel Coordination committee has been suggested under Biofuel policy 2008. The chair person of this committee is (a) Prime Minister (b) Minister of Agriculture (c) Secretary of the Ministry of Renewable Energy (d) Secretary, Department of science and Technology

56.

Where is Vanden Air Force Base from which Geo Eye-1-the world’s highest resolution commercial earth imaging satellite was launched is located? (a) Mexico (b) New York (c) New Jersey (d) California

57.

Sam buys 10 A-4 sheets for Re.1. At what price should he sell a dozen A-4 sheets if he wishes to make a profit of 25%? (a) Re.1. (b) Rs.1.50. (c) Rs.1.25 (d) Rs.1.125

58.

Chambal ravines are formed due to a) Bio-Chemical weathering b) Heavy alkalinity c) Gully Erosion d) None of these

59.

Consider the following statements: 1. Natural Uranium contains about 0.7% U-235 by weight. 2. The term oralloy refers to enriched uranium. Which of the above is/are correct? (a) Only 2 (b) only 1 (c) Both 1 & 2 (d) Neither 1 Nor 2.

60.

Which of the following statement/(s) is/are correct? a). The number of villages as per census 2001 in our country is 6.38 lakhs. b). A Total Fertility Rate of 2.1 is known as replacement level fertility. c). Both a and b d). Neither a nor b

61.

In recent past which of the following nation has India signed an MoU to finance construction of a

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school, to be named Jawaharlal Nehru High School? (a) Palestine. (b) Nepal. (c) Indonesia (d) Srilanka. 62. The first and last states that were to be annexed by the Doctrine of Lapse respectively a) Jhansi, Satara b) Satara, Nagpur c) Nagpur, Udiapur d) Nagpur, Kanpur 63. Among the following which is not a constituent country of ASEAN+3? a) India b) Australia c) New Zealand d) Japan 64. Where do the tribes KIKUYU live? (a) Kenya. (b) Somalia. (c) Tanzania. (d) Congo. 65. Consider the following statements regarding Shourya a surface-to-surface missile system which was tested successfully at Chandipur-on-sea, Balasore, Orissa in November 2008. 1. It flew at Mach 5, for 300 km of its 600-km range and provides India with a significant second

strike capability. 2. 3. The missile’s Programme Director was A.K. Chakrabarti. As the missile had high manoeuvrability it could not be easily detected by the enemy.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) Only 1 and 2 (b) Only 2 and 3 (c) Only 2 (d) 1, 2 and 3 66. Which one of the following pair is incorrect? a). Karan Goyal b). Nicky Boje c). Rekha Malhotra d). Ashesh Prasad Mitra 67. : Orbiter mission : Cricketer : Bharatnatyam dancer : Orthopaedic surgeon

Identify the incorrect pair a). OFEK-7 b). Mission Dawn c). Sakshat d). Casey : Russian Satellite for geomapping : NASA : Portal for education : Australian Antarctic research station

68.

The formula to transfer planned funds from Centre to the states was given by a) Y.V.Sinha b) C.D.Deshmukh c) P.C.Mahalnobis d) V.N.Gadgil

69.

First Railway line was laid through which of these following passes? (a) Jelep le (b) Bhorghat (c) Thalghat (d) Goranghat

70.

GIOVE-B satellite is being built for (a) NASA (b) ESA

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(c) Russian Space Agency (d) Japanese Space Programme 71. ARUNIM is the marketing board for the (a) Destitute women for Self Help Groups (b) Tribal Women of Andhra pradesh (c) Disabled Person (d) Handicraft products made by senior citizens. 72. In a poll for the post of chairperson of the common wealth parliamentary Association Executive committee, Lord Swaraj paul lost to Shafie Apdal. Who is Shafie Apdal? (a) Srilankan Minister. (b) Bangladeshi Minister. (c) Malaysian Minister. (d) Pakistani Minister. 73. Ruhr-the famous industrial location of Germany is well known for? (a) Coal Production (b) Mica Production (c) GM crops production (d) Pesticides production 74. According to UNICEF’s “State of the world’s Children 2009” report, select the correct sequence of states’ based on neo-natal deaths (within the first 28 days of life) in the descending order. (a) Orissa, Madhya Pradesh , Uttar Pradesh , Rajasthan (b) Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh , Rajasthan (c) Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh , Madhya Pradesh (d) Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh , Madhya Pradesh

75.

Project Arrow is related to (a) Defence (b) Taxation (c) Postal Service (d) Banking

76.

First Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in North East region is to be set up at Khawnuam village in Champhai district, Where is Khawnuam located? (a) Assam. (b) Arunachala Pradesh. (c) Mizoram. (d) Manipur.

77.

Who headed the portfolio of Finance in the Interim Government of 1946? a) Jawaharlal Nehru b) Baldev Singh c) Vallahbhai Patel d) Liaquat Ali Khan

78.

Where are Bhitarkanika Mangrove Forests located? (a) Maharastra. (b) Tamil Nadu (c) Kerala (d) Orissa.

79.

Consider the following Statements 1. India was the first country to launch the National Programme for control of Blindness in 1976 2. Under the 11th five year plan, Rs 1250 crore has been allocated for the blindness control programme. Which of the above is/are true? (a) Only 1 (b) Only 2 (c) Both 1 & 2

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(d) Neither 1 nor 2 80. Kadima is a political party in (a) Palestine (b) Bangladesh (c) Israel (d) Iran 81. MV Stolt Valor – a chemical tanker was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden in 2008. To which country does the tanker belong? (a) China (b) Australia (c) Malaysia (d) Japan 82. Jawaharlal Nehru Award – 2007 for International understanding was awarded to Olafur Raghar Grimsson. Who is Olafur Raghar Grimsson? (a) President of Finland (b) President of Thailand (c) President of Iceland (d) President of Netherland 83. Louis dane mission to Kabul was sent during the period of (A) Dufferin (B) Dalhousie (C) Lytton (D) Curzon 84. “BOGOR GOALS” signify the goals of a) APEC b) ASEAN c) SAARC d) ADB 85. Which of the Articles of the Constitution of India are relevant to analyse the constitutional provision that deal with the relationship of the President with the Council of Ministers? (a) Articles 71, 75 and 78 (b) Articles 74, 75 and 78 (c) Articles 73, 76 and 78 (d) Articles 72, 73 and 76 86. Consider the following statements: 1. The International Criminal Court was established in 1945 is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. 2. The International Court of Justice was established in 2002 as a permanent tribunal to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and War crimes. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) Only 1 (b) Only 2 (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

87.

Article 31 [C] with reference to saving of laws giving effect to certain Directive Principles was inserted by a] 25th Amendment Act 1971. b] 24th Amendment Act 1970. c] 26th Amendment Act 1972. d] 27th Amendment Act 1972.

88.

CORONAS-PHOTON is a joint project between India and a). Australia. b). Russia.

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c). Israel d). USA. 89. Which was the first language to be declared classical in 2004? (a) Sanskrit (b) Tamil (c) Telugu (d) Bengali 90. Consider the following statements: 1. China’s moon spacecraft is Chang-e. 2. Chandrayaan-1, India's first is the world's 69th mission to the moon. 3. Hiten was sent by Japan in 1990 to orbit the moon. Which of the above statements is/are correct? (a) Only 1 and 2 (b) Only 2 and 3 (c) Only 3 and 1 (d) 1, 2 and 3

91.

Who presided the Ramgarh session of the congress which decided to launch CDM in 1940? a) Vallabhabhai Patel b) Acharya J.B.Kripalani c) Jawahar Lal Nehru d) Maulana Azad

92.

A 10 litre container contains helium gas at 136 atmospheric pressure, How many balloons withone litre of gas at one atmospheric pressure can be filled with helium gas? (a) 1360 (b) 60 (c) 126 (d) 63

93.

India’s first poly silicon solar project was launched at? (a) Ladakh. (b) Ludhiana. (c) Haldia. (d) Hastinapur.

94.

According to National Action Plan on climate change, which of the following is not among the eight priorities National mission? (a) Sustainable agriculture (b) Sustainable Habitat (c) Wind energy (d) Conserving water

95.

Match List I with List II List I India’s first Defence University 7th Indian Institute of Management Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Indian Maritime University (a) 2143 (b) 2114 (c) 2113 (d) 1234 List II 1. Shillong 2. Rewari, Haryana 3. Lucknow 4. Chennai

96.

Consider the following statements. 1. The Legislative Council of a State shall not exceed one third of the total number of members in the Legislative Assembly of that State. 2. The total number of members in the Legislative Council of a State shall in no case be less than sixty. Which of the above staements is/are true? a. Only 1 b. Only 2

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c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2 97. Arrange in correct chronology 1. Sanyasi Rebellion 2. Kittur Uprising 3. Velu thampi Revolt a) 2,1,3 b) 1,3,2 c) 2,3,1 d) 1,2,3 98. Match List I with List II List I Titagarh Kodarma Sindri Jaduguda (a) 4123 (b) 4321 (c) 4312 (d) 4213 99. Who is being referred here? 1. He died in the recent past. 2. He founded India – Abroad Newspaper. 3. He was awarded Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in the past. (a) Ganesh Mukherjee (b) C.V Sundaram (c) Ashok Mankad (d) Gopal Raju 100. Puerto rico trench is located in (a) Pacific Ocean (b) Atlantic Ocean (c) Indian Ocean (d) Arctic Ocean 101. Bitra island in Lakshdweep is famous for a) Deep sea fishing b) Bird sanctuary c) Pearl processing d) none of these 102. Identify the incorrect pair a) Article 50 - Separation of judiciary from executive b) Articles 324 – Election Commission c) Article 100 - Money Bill d) Article 30 - Minorities Institutions 103. Fluorescent tubes are fitted with a choke. The choke coil (a) Steps up the line voltage (b) Steps down the line voltage (c) Reduces current in the circuit (d) Chokes low frequency currents 104. ‘Science Express’ - a special train to showcase the contemporary as well as futuristic scientific advances was put together by Indian and a) Japanese scientific agencies. b) Chinese scientific agencies. c) French scientific agencies. d) German scientific agencies. 105. In which year did Mahmud Ghazni Plunder the temple of Somnath? (a) 1005 A.D (b) 1025 A.D (c) 1017 A.D (d) 1037 A.D 1. Mica Mining 2. Fertilisers 3. Uranium mining 4. Paper Industry List II

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106.

Who laid the foundation of Federation Hall in calcutta? a) R.N.Tagore b) S.N.Tagore c) S.K.Ghosh d) A.M.Bose

107.

Which is the target year set for blending 20% ethanol in petrol and non-edible oil from plants like Jatropha in diesel under National Bio-fuel Policy? (a) 2015 (b) 2017 (c) 2013 (d) 2011

108.

Consider the following statements. 1. IMF loans primarily to stabilize the economic system to both developing and developed nations. 2. WORLD BANK Provides only short-term loans. Which of the above statements is/are true? (a) Only 1 (b) Only 2 (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

109.

Identify the incorrect pair (a) SP Gupta committee – Small and Medium Enterprises (b) Period of 13th finance commission recommendation – 2010 to 2015 (c) Abijit sen committee – Future trading (d) Rangarajan committee – Stock Exchange

110.

Scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) attempt to create an artificial sun on earth. Where is NIF situated? (a) Mexico (b) New York (c) New Jersey (d) California

111.

India’s operation Sahayatta is related to (a) Border fencing in Indo-Bangaldesh border (b) India’s Military operation in Indo-Chinese border (c) India’s assistance to Myanmar (d) India’s anti terror squad after Mumbai terror attacks

112.

Consider the following statements: 1. After getting NSG waiver, the first country with which India signed an agreement on civil Nuclear Co-operation was France. 2. Varunastra a heavy weight torpedo is being built with the technical assistance from French firm Areva. Which of the above is/are correct? (a) Only 1 (b) Only 2 (c) Both 1 & 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

113.

Vernacular Press Act 1878 was modelled on a) Strodes Act 1512 b) Theory of Checks and balances c) Ricardo’s theory d) Irish Coercion Act of 1870

114.

An inter-State Council may be established by (a) the Parliament (b) the President (c) the National Development Council

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(d) the Zonal Council 115. Match List I with List II List I (Constitution) International Energy Agency International Rice research Institute World Trade organisation World food organisation List II (Head Quarters) 1. Geneva 2. Rome 3. Paris 4. Phillipines 5. New York (a) 3412 (b) 4312 (c) 4153 (d) 4135 116. Arrange in correct chronology 1. First Jain council 2. First Buddhist council 3. Third Buddhist council a) 2,1,3 b) 1,3,2 c) 2,3,1 d) 1,2,3 117. Which of the following is the correct order of Religious population of the world? (a) Christians>Muslims>Sikhs>Buddhists (b) Christians>Muslims>Buddhists>Sikhs (c) Christians> Buddhists >Muslims>Sikhs (d) Muslims>Christians>Sikhs>Buddhists 118. Identify the incorrect pair? (a) Nisha-TamilNadu. (b) Nargis-Myanmar. (c) Amitav Gosh-Theatre Artist. (d) Phoenix-Mars. 119. Which of the following country left OPEC in 2008? (a) Indonesia (b) Iraq (c) Venenzeula (d) None of these 120. Interview island is in (a) Andaman and Nicobar Islands (b) Lakshadweep (c) Goa (d) Rameswaram 121. Identify the incorrect pair (a) Samuel P.Huntington – Political Scientist (b) Manjit Bawa - Painter (c) Premjit lall - cricketer (d) Ram Myampati – Software Industry 122. Three prizes have to be distributed among 4 different students; Each student could get 0 to 3 prizes. If all the prizes were distributed, what is the probability that exactly two students did not receive a prize? (a) 1/16 (b) 9/16 (c) 7/16 (d) None of these

123.

Consider the following statement regarding Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA). 1. COBRA is a 10,000-strong special anti-Naxal force to combat the growing Left-wing extremism in the country. 2. It is under the command of CISF. 3. K Durga Prasad, an IPS officer from Andhra Pradesh heads the COBRA. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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(a) Only 1 and 2 (b) Only 2 and 3 (c) Only 3 and 1 (d) 1, 2 and 3

124.

According to United Population Fund report titled, “The State of world population 2008” report India will be most populous country by? (a) 2040. (b) 2050. (c) 2035. (d) 2045.

125.

Match List I with List II List I (Project) A. Kaladan Project B. Karnali Project C. Tala Project D. Punat Sangchu Project (a) 3144 (b) 3142 (c) 1344 (d) 1342 1. Nepal 2. China 3. Myanmar 4. Bhutan List II (Place)

126.

Decisions on questions about disqualification of members of the Lok Sabha are made by the (a) Speaker (b) Prime Minister (c) Minister for Parliamentary Affairs (d) Secretary to Parliament

127.

India won the first (and only) World Championship of Cricket in 1985 under a) Ravi Sastri b) Mohinder Amarnath c) Kapil Dev d) Sunil Gavaskar

128.

Periyar river originates in (a) Anamalai Hills (b) Cardamam Hills (c) Shevarory Hills (d) Javadi Hills

129.

In which of the following places the First Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be host in 2010? a)Turin b)Singapore c) New Delhi d) Sydney

130.

Identify the incorrect pair (a) Sigmund freud – Psycho analyst. (b) Ravi shankar – Sitarist. (c) Desmond Tutu – Nobel prize winner of South Korea. (d) U Thant – Secreatary General of UN.

131.

A person is having problem in calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Which of the following might be malfunctioning in his case? (a) Parotid (b) Thyroid (c) Parathyroid (d) Liver Cells

132.

The famous “8888 Uprising” of 1988 was related to (a) East Timor crisis (b) Burmese Democratic crisis (c) Northern Ireland crisis

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(d) Kosova crisis 133. Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) is at a). Nainital. b). Bangalore c). Mangalore d). Gangtok 134. Match List - I and List – II and select the correct answer: List – I A. Majuli B. Keshkal valley C. Ichagarh Bird Sanctuary D. International Doll Museum List – II 1. Assam 2. Chandigarh 3. Jharkhand 4. Chhattisgarh Codes: ABCD a). 3 2 4 1 b). 3 1 2 4 c). 1 2 3 4 d). 1 4 3 2

135.

Identify the incorrect pair (a) RS Sharma - ONGC (b) J. Hari Narayana - IRDA (c) U.D.Choubey - SAIL (d) C.P. Singh – BHEL

136.

Identify the incorrect pair (a) Rose revolution – Georgia (b) Orange revolution – Ukraine (c) Tulip revolution – Kyrgyzstan. (d) Pink revolution – Yugoslavia.

137.

India’s first DNA bank has been set up in (a) Chennai (b) Lucknow (c) Bangalore (d) Patna

138.

Name the Iranian king who in 1793 invaded India and took away Kohinoor. (a) Ahmed Shah Abdali (b) Nadir Shah (c) Akbar Shah (d) Mohd Shah

139.

According to the Global Hunger Index 2008 , which is the correct sequence of countries rank in the descending order : (a) China , Sri Lanka , India , Pakistan (b) Sri Lanka , China , India , Pakistan (c) China , Sri Lanka , Pakistan , India (d) Sri Lanka , India , China , Pakistan

140.

MESSENGER probes a) Mercury b) Mars c) Saturn d) None of these

141.

Generally Non-governmental Organizations in India are registered under (a) Societies Registration Act, 1860 (b) Societies Registration Act, 1871 (c) Societies Registration Act, 1960 (d) Societies Registration Act, 1948

142.

The seven articles, titled "Doctrine of Passive Resistance" were published in Bande Matram in April 1907. Who authored it?

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a) B.C.Pal b) Sanyal c) Aurobindo Ghosh d) B.K.Dutta 143. “ WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and to secure to all its citizens: JUSTICE, social, economic and political; LIBERTY of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; EQUALITY of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all FRATERNITY assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and INTEGRITY of the Nation; IN OUR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY this day of----------, do HEREBY ADOPT, ENACT AND GIVE TO OURSELVES THIS CONSTITUTION”. Find the correct option that fills the blank space provided above. a. 26th November 1949 b.26th January 1950 c.13th December 1949 d. None of these. 144. There are nine points in a plane, no three are in the same straight line except four which are collinear, 1. The number of straight lines obtained by joining these points is 31. 2. The number of triangles that can be formed with the vertices as these points is 81. (a) Only 1 (b) Only 2 (c) Both 1 and 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

145.

Cocoa triangle in Ghana is comprised of A) Accra, Kumasi, Tokaorandi B) Accra, Lokoja, Tokaorandi C) Enugu, Kumasi, Tokaorandi D) Accra, Kumasi, Lagos

DIRECTIONS: The following items consist of two statements, one labeled as the “assertion a” and the other as “reason r”. You are to examine these two statements carefully and decide if the “assertion a” and the “reason r” are individually true and if so, whether the “reason r” is the correct explanation for the given “assertion a”. Select your answers to these items using the codes given below and mark your answer sheet accordingly. CODES: (A) (B) (C) (D) 146. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A Both A and R are individually true but R is not a correct explanation of A A is true but R is false A is false but R is true Assertion [A]: To check a deflation the central bank may reduce the cash reserve ratio. Reason (R): This will raise the excess cash with the commercial banks; consequently credit will be expanded. 147. Assertion [A]: Poles receive less insolation than does the equator. Reason (R): At the poles, the Earth's surface is angled away from the Sun. 148. Assertion [A]: In human beings, the females play a major role in determining the sex of the offspring. Reason (R): Women have two 'X' chromosomes. 149. Assertion [A]: Ice cream at 0°C is felt to be colder than the drinking cold water at the same temperature. Reason (R): Latent heat of fusion of ice is high. 150. Assertion (A): All India Federation proposed in Govt of India Act 1935 did not materialize. Reason (R): Princely states were not willing for this and did not join the Federation.

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