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(Paper) IAS GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER


2005 (PART 1)
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PAPER : IAS GENERAL STUDIES


PRELIMS QUESTION PAPER
2005(PART1)
1. According to Census 2001, which one
of the following Indian States has the
maximumpopulationinIndiaafterUttar
Pradesh?
(a)WestBangal(b)Maharashtra
(c)Bihar(d)TamilNadu
2. Itaipu Dam built on the River Parana
is one of the largest dams in the world.
Whichoneofthefollowingtwocountries
havethisasajointproject?
(a)BrazilandPeru(b)ParaguayandEcuador
(c) Brazil and Paraguay (d) Colombia and
Paraguay
3.Considerthefollowingstatements:
1.Thereare25HighCourtsinIndia
2.Pujab,HaryanaandtheUnionTerritoryofChandigarhhaveacommonHighCourt.
3.NationalCapitalTerritoryofDelhihasaHighCourtofitsown.
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Whichofthestatementsgivenaboveis/arecorrect?
(a)2and3(b)1and2
(c)1,2and3(d)3Only
4.Whichoneofthefollowingcitiesisnotaformercapitalofthegivencountry
(Countrygiveninthebrackets)?
(a)Karachi(Pakistan)(b)Auckland(NewZealand)
(c)Kyoto(Japan)(d)Brisbane(Australia)
5.Considerthefollowingstatements:
1.TotallandareaofEarthisapproximately1475lakhsquarekilometers.
2.RatiooflandareatowaterareaofEarthisapproximately1:4
3.MaximumpercentageofEarthswaterisinthePacificOcean.
Whichofthestatementsgivenaboveis/arecorrect?
(a)1and3(b)2and3
(c)1Only(d)3Only
6.Considerthefollowingstatements:
1.KyotoProtocolcameintoforceintheyear2005
2.KyotoProtocoldealsprimarilywiththedepletionoftheOzonelayer.
3.Methaneasagreenhousegasismoreharmfulthancarbondioxide
Whichofthestatementsgivenaboveis/arecorrect?
(a)1and2(b)1and3
(c)1Only(d)3Only
7.Whichoneofthefollowingpairsisnotcorrectlymatched?
(a)SeikanRailTunnel
(b)PetronasTower
(c)AppalachianTrail
(d)RogunDam
China
Malaysia
UnitedStatesofAmerica
Tajikistan
8.WhichoneofthefollowingisthecorrectsequenceofthegivenContinentsin
thedecreasingorderoftheirpercentageofEarthsland?
(a)NorthAmericaAfricaSouthAmericaEurope
(b)AfricaNorthAmericaSouthAmericaEurope
(c)NorthAmericaAfricaEuropeSouthAmerica
(d)AfricaNorthAmericaEuropeSouthAmerica
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9.MatchitemsintheListIwithListIIandselectthecorrectanswerusingthe
codesgivenbelowthelists:
ListI(Country)
(A)Netherlands
(B)Ukraine
(C)Poland
(D)Japan
ListII(NameofParliament)
1.Diet
2.StatesGeneral
3.SupremeCouncil
4.Sejm
ABCD
(a)4123
(b)2341
(c)4321
(d)2143
10.Forwhichoneofthefollowingcountries,isSpanishnotanofficiallanguage?
(a)Chile(b)Colombia
(c)RepublicofCongo(d)Cuba
11.WhoamongthefollowingisnotarecipientoftheBharatRatnaAward?
(a)UstadBismillahKhan(b)SatyajitRay
(c)LataMangeshkar(d)RajKapoor
12. Match ListI with ListII and select the correct answer using the codes
givenbelowthelists:
ListI(NationalPark/WildlifeSanctuary)
(A).BondiaWildlifeSanctuary
(B).KangerghatNationalPark
(C).OrangSanctuary
(D).UshakothiWildlifeSanctuary
ListII(State)
1.Orrisa
2.Assam
3.Chhattisgarh
4.Goa
5.Tripura
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ABCD
(a)2153
(b)4321
(c)2351
(d)4123
13. Which party was founded by Subhash Chandra Bose in the year 1939 after
hebrokeawayfromtheCongress?
(a)IndianFreedomParty(b)AzadHindFauj
(c)RevolutionaryFront(d)ForwardBlock
14.WhoamongthefollowingisthePresidentoftheFICCI?
(a)SunilMittal(b)BrijmohanLalMunjal
(c)OnkarS.Kunwar(d)VivekBurman
15.Considerthefollowingstatements:
1. During the year 2004, Indias foreign exchange reserves did not exceed the 125
billionU.S.Dollarmark
2.TheseriesofindexnumbersofwholesalepricesintroducedfromApril,2000hasthe
year199394asbaseyear.
Whichofthestatementsgivenaboveis/arecorrect?
(a)1only(b)2only
(c)Both1and2(d)Neither1nor2
16.Considerthefollowingstatements:
1.Anhydroussodiumcarbonateiscommonlyknownasbakingsoda
2.Bakingsodaisusedinfireextinguishers
3.BleachingpowderismanufacturedinHasencleverplant
Whichofthestatementsgivenaboveis/arecorrect?
(a)1,2and3(b)2and3
(c)3only(d)1and2
17.Considerthefollowingstatements:
1.Ageostationarysatelliteisatanapproximateheightof10,000km
2. FM transmission of music is of very good quality because the atmospheric or
manmadenoiseswhicharegenerallyfrequencyvariationscandolittleharm.
Whichofthestatementsgivenaboveis/arecorrect?
(a)1only(b)2only
(c)Both1and2(d)Neither1nor2
18. What is the order of magnitude of electric resistance of the human body
(dry)?
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(a)102ohm(b)104ohm
(c)106ohm(d)108ohm
19.Considerthefollowingstatements:
1. The axis of the earths magnetic field is inclined at 23 to the geographic
axisoftheearth.
2.Theearthsmagneticpoleinthenorthernhemisphereislocatedonapeninsulain
northernCanada.
3.EarthsmagneticequatorpassesthroughThumbainSouthIndia.
Whichofthestatementsgivenaboveis/arecorrect?
(a)1,2and3(b)2and3
(c)2only(d)3only
20. Which one of the following is the landmark performance of Dr. V.Mohan
Reddy,anIndianborndoctorworkinginUSA,duringFebruary,2005
(a) Research on human stem cell which is likely to revolutionise treatment of deadly
diseaselikecancer
(b)Successfulopenheartprocedurecalledarterialswitchperformedonaninfant
(c)Researchongeneticengineeringwhichcanhelpintreatmentofdeadlydiseaselike
AIDS
(d)Successfulbrainsurgerytorevivethefunctionofnearlydeadbrainofapremature
borninfant
21.Pneumoconiosisafflictstheworkerswhoworkmainlyin
(a)Tanneries(b)Coalminingindustry
(c)Distilleries(d)Glassindustry
22.Whoamongthefollowingwasnotacontemporaryoftheotherthree?
(a)Bimbsara(b)GautamaBuddha
(c)Milinda(d)Prasenjit
23.Considerthefollowingstatements:
TheGovernmentofIndiaAct,1935providedfor
1.theprovincialautonomy
2.theestablishmentofFederalCourt
3.AllIndiaFederationatthecentre
Whichofthestatementsgivenaboveis/arecorrect?
(a)1and2(b)2and3
(c)1and3(d)1,2and3
24.Considerthefollowingstatements:
1.WarrenHastingswasthefirstGovernorGeneralwhoestablishedaregularpoliceforce
inIndiaontheBritishpattern
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2.ASupremeCourtwasestablishedatCalcuttabytheRegulatingAct,1773.
3.TheIndianPenalCodecameintoeffectintheyear1860.
Whichofthestatementsgivenaboveis/arecorrect?
(a)1and2(b)2and3
(c)1and3(d)1,2and3
25. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the battle
foughtinIndiainthe18thCentury?
(a)BattleofWandiwashBattleofBuxarBattleofAmburBattleofPlassey.
(b)BattleofAmburBattleofPlasseyBattleofWandiwashBattleofBuxar.
(c)BattleofWandiwashBattleofPlasseyBattleofAmburBattleofBuxar.
(d)BattleofAmburBattleofBuxarBattleofWandiwashBattleofPlassey.

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