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INSIGHTS ON INDIA MOCK PRELIMINARY EXAM - 2015

INSIGHTS ON INDIA MOCK TEST - 5


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1. The conflict between the Sinhalese and the 4. Consider the following statements
Tamil community in Sri Lanka has been 1. Colourful and shiny scales of insects and
going on since Sri Lankan independence. fishes is because of the presence of
Which of the measures were taken by the fluorescent protein
Sinhalese community government post- 2. Scales of fishes emit light of their own as
independence which went against the Tamil a product of their own biological
community? activities
1. Sinhala was accepted as the official
language of SL, disregarding Tamil. Which of the above statements is/are correct?
2. The new constitution stipulated that the
a) 1 Only
state shall protect and foster Buddhism.
b) 2 Only
3. Preferential policy for Sinhalese in
c) Both
government jobs.
d) None
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
5. Which of these areas receive low rainfall
a) 1 and 2 as per IMD estimates?
b) 2 and 3 1. East of Sahyadri Hills
c) 1 and 3 2. Leh in J&K.
d) All of the above 3. Interior of the Deccan Plateau

2. Consider the following statements Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
1. Europium is a heavy metal
a) 1 and 2
2. Europium is widely used in the
b) 2 and 3
manufacture of CFL bulbs
c) 1 and 3
3. Europium is as toxic as mercury for
d) All of the above
biological species

Which of the above statements is/are correct? 6. The Delta region of the Eastern coast are
often struck by cyclones in Winter because
a) 1 and 2 Only of
b) 2 and 3 Only a) Low pressure conditions over Bay of
c) Only 2 Bengal; and cyclonic depressions near
d) All are correct Andaman
b) Presence of strong Westerly jet tropical
3. Which of these countries practice cyclones near the eastern coasts
federalism? c) Presence of strong Easterly jet tropical
1. Pakistan cyclones near the eastern coasts
2. Russia d) High pressure conditions over the
3. Brazil eastern coasts and emergence of cyclonic
depressions near Bay of Bengal
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
7. The refraction of light is responsible for
a) 1 and 2
which of the following phenomena?
b) 2 and 3
1. Twinkling of stars
c) 1 and 3
2. Apparent delayed sunset
d) All of the above
3. Mirage

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Choose the correct answer using the codes below: b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
a) 1 and 2 d) All of the above
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3 11. Consider the following statements:
d) All of the above 1. Where rocks are soft, a drainage system
becomes rectangular in pattern.
8. Burning LPG or candle produce flame, but 2. Himalayan rivers have well-formed
burning coal does not because deltas.
a) coal is a complex hydrocarbon 3. The Peninsular Rivers have shorter and
b) coal requires much more heat than LPG shallower courses than the Himalayan
or candle, so it absorbs the flames counterparts.
c) a flame is only produced when gaseous
substances burn Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
d) Both (a) and (b)
a) 1 and 2
9. Consider the following statements. b) 2 and 3
1. In the Unitary model of government, c) 1 and 3
there cannot be more than one level of d) All of the above
government.
2. In federal model of government, each 12. Consider the following statements:
tier of governments existence and
Assertion (A): The panchayati raj in India is based
authority is constitutionally determined.
on the principle of federalism.
3. In a federal model of government, the
constituent units are not sub-ordinate to Reason (R): It has been established by the
the Central authority. constitution and exercises administrative and
taxation powers independent of Central and State
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
government.
a) 1 and 2
In the context of the above statements, which of
b) 2 and 3
these is/are true?
c) 1 and 3
d) All of the above a) A and R both are true, and R is the correct
explanation for A.
10. Consider the following statements about b) A and R both are true, and R is the NOT the
drainage patterns: correct explanation for A.
1. The dendritic pattern develops where c) A is incorrect, but R is correct.
the river channel follows the slope of the d) A and R both incorrect.
terrain.
2. Trellis pattern is formed when a river is 13. It has been found that, kelp forests, home to
joined by its tributaries, at many unique and economically important
approximately right angles. species, have been destroyed by a growing
3. Trellis pattern develops where large and population of herbivorous sea urchins. This
soft rocks exist parallel to each other. might be because of:
a) Decrease in population of sharks
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
b) Decrease in population of whales
a) 1 and 2 c) Decrease in populations of sea otters
d) Increase in population of small fishes
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14. Which of the following directions by the 17. While dealing with social divisions, several
Central government (CG), if given, to the adjustments have to be made in a
state governments (SGs) would go against democracy. In this context, which of the
the Indian federal structure? following statements is NOT true about
1. CG forces SGs to adopt a specific policy democracy?
in dealing with naxalism. 1. Democracy always leads to
2. CG decides to launch a defence missile disintegration of society on the basis of
from a particular state, which the state is social divisions.
denying. 2. In a democracy it is possible for
3. CG forces the state to adopt the newly communities to voice their grievances in
introduced Rs. 20 currency note. a peaceful manner.
3. Social divisions get reflected in politics
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: of a country because of the political
competition in that countrys
a) 1 and 2
democracy.
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3 Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
d) 1 only
a) 1 and 2
15. Consider the following statements b) 2 and 3
1. Prozac, is used for the treatment c) 1 only
of major depressive disorder d) None of the above
2. Recently it has been found that Prozac
when entered into the food chain of 18. Consider the following statements
birds, causes negative effects on their 1. Green Economy is one which results in
population improved human well-being and social
equity, while significantly reducing
Which of the above statements is/are correct? environmental risks and ecological
scarcities
a) 1 Only
2. Global Green Economy Index (GGEI)
b) 2 Only
published by the United Nations
c) Both
Environment Programme (UNEP) helps
d) None
in ranking countries based on their
social inclusiveness and reduced carbon
16. Consider the following statements:
footprints
1. Every social difference leads to social
divisions. Which of the above statements is/are correct?
2. Socially homogenous societies do not
have economic differences. a) 1 only
3. Multi-cultural countries necessarily b) 2 Only
have social divisions. c) Both
d) None
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
19. Which of the following phenomena in
a) 1 and 2
plants show their response to the
b) 2 and 3
environmental stimuli?
c) 1 only
1. Phototropism
d) None of the above
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2. Geotropism d) Lead
3. Hydrotropism
23. The eddy covariance (EC) system widely
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: used across the world by scientists is used
for:
a) 1 and 2
a) Speed of ocean currents
b) 2 and 3
b) Frequency of earthquakes in oceans
c) 1 and 3
c) Exchange of gases between atmosphere
d) All of the above
and the earth
d) None of the above
20. You are holding a coil shaped metal
solenoid and have connected it to a battery.
24. Which of the following can be classified as
You have a device which beeps with a
communal activities?
certain intensity if it finds a magnetic field
1. When religion is expressed in politics in
of certain intensity (higher beep for higher
purely exclusive and partisan terms
field, and lower beep for lower field). As
2. When one religion tries dominating the
you move the device throughout the
other because of chauvinism
solenoid, it will
3. When the demands of one religious
a) Not beep at all.
group are formed in opposition to
b) Will beep in decreasing intensity as you
another and when state power is used to
move it towards the end of solenoid
establish domination of one religious
from the centre.
group over the rest.
c) Will beep in increasing intensity as you
move it towards the end of solenoid Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
from the Centre.
d) The beep intensity will be the same at all a) 1 and 2
points in the solenoid. b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
21. Which of the following would definitely d) All of the above
threaten the democracy of a socially and
culturally diverse nation? 25. Which of the following provisions make
1. Existence of social differences. India a secular country?
2. Political expression of social differences. 1. There is no official religion for the
3. Economic inequality Indian state.
2. Fundamental rights to holding and
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: propagating religious beliefs
3. The Constitution allows the state to
a) 1 and 2
intervene in the matters of religion in
b) 2 and 3
order to ensure equality within religious
c) 2 only
communities.
d) None of the above
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

a) 1 and 2
22. Which of the following gases is not
b) 2 and 3
considered as a major air pollutant?
c) 1 and 3
a) Carbon Monoxide
d) All of the above
b) Carbon Dioxide
c) Ozone
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26. It has been found by scientists that plastic d) Absence of voting rights for women in
pollution in oceans is not growing at the democracies
higher rate they expect it to grow. This is
because of 30. Women in India enjoy reservation in which
a) Consumption of plastic by some species of the following
of diatoms on the ocean surface constitutional/statutory/executive bodies?
b) Accidental consumption of plastic by 1. National Commission for Women
fishes 2. National Commission for Protection of
c) Cleaning efforts made by UNEP Child Rights
d) None of the above 3. Child Welfare Committees
4. Zila panchayat
27. Which of the following personalities is
associated with severely opposing Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
casteism in India?
a) All of the above
1. Periyar Ramaswami naicker
b) 1, 3 and 4
2. Jyotiba Phule
c) 1 and 4 only
3. Ramakrishna Paramhansa
d) 2 and 3 only
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
31. With reference to contrails or condensation
a) 1 and 2 trails left behind by aircrafts in atmosphere,
b) 2 and 3 consider the following statements
c) 1 and 3 1. They are often triggered by the water
d) All of the above vapor in the exhaust of aircraft engines
2. They contribute towards more global
28. Which of the following factors could warming
possibly have contributed to the weakening
of caste hierarchies in India? Which of the above statements is/are correct?
1. Urbanization
a) 1 Only
2. Growth of literacy and education
b) 2 Only
3. Occupational mobility
c) Both
4. Weakening of the position of landlords
d) None
in villages

Choose the correct answer using the codes below: 32. Match the following popular civil society
movements to their country/place of origin.
a) 1 and 2 only 1. The Green Belt movement Kenya
b) 1, 2 and 3 only 2. The Chipko movement Himachal
c) 2, 3 and 4 only Pradesh
d) All of the above 3. Kittiko-Hachchiko Karnataka

29. Gender divisions usually refer to: Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
a) Unequal child sex ratio
a) 1 and 2
b) Unequal roles assigned by the society to
b) 2 and 3
men and women
c) 1 and 3
c) Biological difference between men and
d) All of the above
women

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33. Consider the following statements about 3. More financial and functional autonomy
pressure groups. to the states.
1. They do not raise political issues.
2. They do not seek to come into political Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
power.
a) 1 and 2
3. They are not involved in political
b) 2 and 3
activities like mobilizing people etc.
c) 1 and 3
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: d) All of the above

a) 1 and 2 37. The order/direction of making mandatory


b) 2 and 3 for every candidate (contesting elections) to
c) 1 and 3 file an AFFIDAVIT giving details of his
d) 2 only property and criminal cases pending
against him was given by?
34. Chitosan, a chemical which is used as bio a) Election Commission of India
pesticide and as a possible biomedical b) Supreme Court
agent, is c) Parliament
a) A naturally occurring chitin like d) The Prime Ministers office (PMO)
structure in some insects
b) Artificially made from shells of 38. A Democracys success can be measured by
crustaceans which of the following criteria?
c) A carcinogenic agent 1. Improving the quality of decision-
d) None of the above making for the country.
2. Promoting equality among citizens.
35. Consider the following statements: 3. Providing arenas and methods to
1. The Election Commission treats all resolve conflicts.
parties equally. No special facility is 4. Enhancing the dignity of the individual
offered for large and established parties.
2. Recognized parties are allotted a Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
unique election symbol by the Election
a) All of the above
Commission.
b) 2, 3 and 4 only
3. A political party that has formed
c) 1 and 2 only
government in a state cannot be
d) 3 and 4 only
recognized as a national party.

Choose the correct answer using the codes below: 39. In contrast to autocracy and
authoritarianism, democracy generally
a) 1 and 2 tends to lead/result in which of the
b) 2 and 3 following?
c) 1 and 3 1. High rate of economic growth
d) 2 only 2. Economic equity
3. Sectarianism
36. Which of the following factors have Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
possibly strengthened federalism in India? a) 1 and 2
1. Rise of coalition politics at the Centre b) 2 and 3
2. Rise of regional parties c) 1 and 3
d) 2 only

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a) 1 and 2
40. Consider the following statements: b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
Assertion (A): Democracy remains democracy only d) All of the above
as long as every citizen has a chance of being in
majority at some point of time. 43. Lagoon is
1. fresh-water lake
Reason (R): If someone is barred from being in
2. Separated from the sea by sandbars and
majority at all points of time, on the basis of birth,
spits
caste, religion etc. then the democratic rule ceases
3. considered similar to some of the
to be accommodative for that person or group.
estuaries
In the context of the statements above, which of
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
these is correct?
a) 1 and 2
a) A and R both are correct, and R is the
b) 2 and 3
correct explanation for A.
c) 1 and 3
b) A and R both are correct, and R is NOT
d) All of the above
the correct explanation for A.
c) A is correct, R is incorrect.
44. Which of the following subjects fall in the
d) A is incorrect, R is correct.
State list under the seventh schedule of the
constitution?
41. Consider the following statements
2. Banking
1. The strength of a material increases with
3. Education
its decreasing density
4. Forests
2. The low dense materials carry more
5. Police
weight when the load is distributed
6. Agriculture
equally across their surface
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) All of the above
a) 1 Only
b) 4 and 5 only
b) 2 Only
c) 2, 3, 4 and 5
c) Both
d) 1, 2 and 3 only
d) None
45. Consider the following statements:
1. Sri Lanka is a federation because the
42. Which of the following can be said to be an country is divided into provinces.
upcoming challenge for the Indian 2. A country can no longer remain a
democracy? federation if some powers of the States
1. Ensuring greater powers and have been devolved to the local
responsibilities for local governments government bodies.
2. Inclusion of women and minority
groups in political institutions Which of the statements given above are correct?
3. Extension of the federal principle to all
a) 1 only
units of federation
b) 2 only
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
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b) 2 and 3
46. The famous valley of Kashmir, the Kangra c) 1 and 3
and Kullu Valley are located in d) All of the above
a) lower Himalayas
b) greater Himalayas 50. Consider the following statements with
c) middle himalays reference to climate change and its effect on
d) None of the above crops
1. Rising carbon dioxidelevels lower the
47. Consider the following statements: nutritional quality of food crops
1. Riverine islands are formed where 2. C3 plants are the most vulnerable plants
rivers are fast enough to cut down which produce less nutritious food
sediments from banks. when grown in higher CO2
2. The splitting of rivers in their lower environment
reaches into distributaries is due to the
deposition of silt. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Which of these is/are true? a) 1 Only


b) 2 Only
a) 1 only c) Both
b) 2 only d) None
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None 51. Consider the following statements about
Western Ghats:
48. With reference to gamma ray spectrometer, 1. The height of the Western Ghats
consider the following statements progressively increases from north to
1. It can be used to detect radiation at south.
nuclear accident sites 2. Shevroy and Javadi hills are an
2. It is used in space probes such as Mars extension of the Western Ghats.
missions 3. It is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Which of the above statements is/are correct? Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

a) 1 Only a) 1 and 2
b) 2 Only b) 2 and 3
c) Both c) 1 and 3
d) None d) All of the above

49. Consider the following statements about 52. With reference to Melatonin , consider the
Terai. following statements
1. It is a wet, swampy and marshy region 1. It is a hormone produced in the body
south of Bhabbar. only during the night
2. The Terai region extends to Nepal too 2. It is produced only in mammals
along with India. 3. It is useful in curing some cancers
3. Because of its geographical features, no Which of the above statements is/are correct?
crops can be grown in Terai. a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: c) 1 and 3 Only
d) 2 and 3 Only
a) 1 and 2
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53. Consider the following statements about 56. With reference to recently launched satellite
corals. IRNSS-1C, consider the following
1. They live in colonies. statements
2. They grow in shallow, mud-free and 1. It is a fifth satellite which is part of
warm waters. Indias own navigation system in space
3. Acidification and excessive 2. It was launched by GSLV from Sri
mineralization of water is responsible Harikota
for the bleaching of corals.
4. They provide a large habitat for marine Which of the above statements is/are correct?
species.
a) 1 Only
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: b) 2 Only
c) Both
a) 1 and 2 only d) None
b) 2, 3 and 4
c) 1, 3 and 4 only 57. With reference to nuclear fusion, consider
d) All of the above the following statements
1. Deuterium-tritium fuel is used in
54. Consider the following statements about the nuclear fusion reactors
features made by a river. 2. Ultra-dense deuterium, an isotope of
1. Ox-bow lakes are formed at the upper hydrogen, is found in the earths oceans
courses of a river. 3. Tritium which is also an isotope of
2. Rivers form meanders in the end of the hydrogen is abundantly available in
lower course of the river. many desert regions of the earth
3. Bank erosion is higher when the river
starts meandering than when it does Which of the above statements is/are correct?
not.
a) 1 and 2 Only
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: b) 2 and 3 Only
c) 1 and 3 Only
a) 1 and 2 d) All
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3 58. Brahmaputra River is often flooded in India,
d) Only 3 but not in Tibet. What can be the possible
causes for it?
55. While crossing through the drainage system 1. In India it passes through a region of
of the Himalayan Rivers, which of the high rainfall, while Tibet is a dry cold
following features can be seen? area.
1. Ox-bow lakes 2. Brahmaputra is marked by huge
2. Gorges deposits of silt on its bed causing the
3. River bluffs and leaves river bed to rise.

Choose the correct answer using the codes below: Which of the above explains it?

a) 1 and 2 a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 b) 2 only
c) 1 and 3 c) Both 1 and 2
d) All of the above d) None
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c) 1 and 3
59. With reference to Methoxychlor which was d) All of the above
recently in news, consider the following
statements 62. Consider the following statements about
1. It is a pesticide produced as replacement some medicinal plants:
of DDT 1. The Sarpagandha plant used to treat
2. It is known for bioaccumulation and blood pressure is found only in India.
causing harm to kidneys 2. Jamun has diuretic properties.
3. It is banned both in EU and USA 3. Kachnar is used to treat asthama and
4. It directly affects the DNA ulcers.

Which of the above statements is/are Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
INCORRECT?
a) 1 and 2
a) 1 Only b) 2 and 3
b) 4 Only c) 1 and 3
c) 3 Only d) All of the above
d) 2 Only
63. Consider the following statements about the
60. Consider the following statements: flora and fauna of India.
1. The Narmada and the Tapi are the only 1. India is the only country which has both
long rivers, which flow west and make tigers and lions.
estuaries. 2. Red panda is found in Himalayas.
2. Western Ghats in the main water divide 3. Elephants are found in hot wet forests of
in Peninsular India. India.
3. Narmada flows through a rift valley
formed due to faulting. Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

Choose the correct answer using the codes below: a) 1 and 2


b) 2 and 3
a) 1 and 2 c) 1 and 3
b) 2 and 3 d) All of the above
c) 1 and 3
d) All of the above 64. Consider the following statements
1. For every degree rise in temperature
61. Lakes are enclosed bodies of water above their normal operating
sometimes connected to a river or other temperature, the solar cells efficiency
water body. Which of the following decreases
purposes is/are served by lakes? 2. Solar cells can reach maximum of 130
1. Helps to regulate the flow of a river. degree Celsius under normal operating
2. During heavy rainfall, it prevents temperature
flooding.
3. During the dry season, it helps to Which of the above statements is/are correct?
maintain an even flow of water.
a) 1 Only
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: b) 2 Only
c) Both
a) 1 and 2 d) None
b) 2 and 3
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65. Which of these places in India does NOT 3. Indias land boundary with China is
have a wildlife sanctuary? longer than that shared with Pakistan.
1. Kanha Kisli
2. Bharatpur Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
3. Kaziranga
a) 1 and 2
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
a) 1 and 2 d) All of the above
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3 69. Which of the following characterize the
d) All of the above Himalayan mountain system?
1. Fast flowing rivers
66. Which of these is NOT a National Park of 2. Deep valleys
India? 3. Youthful topography
1. Chandra Prabha Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
2. Gorumara a) 1 and 2
3. Mudumalai b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: d) All of the above
a) 1 and 2
70. Arrange the following Himalayan ranges
b) 2 and 3
correctly from South to North.
c) 1 and 3
1. Pir Panjal
d) All of the above
2. Zaskar
3. Karakoram
67. Projects to save which of the following
4. Shiwalik
species had been taken up by the Central
government? Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
1. Project Rhino
2. Project Great Indian bustard a) 4123
3. Asiatic Lion Reintroduction project b) 4213
c) 1423
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: d) 1432
a) 1 and 2
71. Consider the following statements:
b) 2 and 3
1. India has the third highest population
c) 1 and 3
density after Bangladesh and Japan.
d) All of the above
2. Indonesia is the fourth most populous
country.
68. Consider the following statements about
3. China has larger territory than Brazil.
Indias physiography and location?
1. Indias land boundary with its Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
neighbours is shorter than its total
length of coastline. a) 1 and 2
2. India has longer international land b) 2 and 3
boundary with China than with c) 1 and 3
Bangladesh. d) All of the above

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3. Achieving universal immunization for
children for all vaccine preventable
72. Consider the following statements diseases
1. The seventh Global Environment
Outlook (GEO7) report revealed that out Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
of the 90 most significant environmental
goals, progress had been made on only a) 1 and 2
four b) 2 and 3
2. GEO is a series of reports on the state of c) 1 and 3
the global environment that is released d) All of the above
periodically by UNEP
75. Apart from Latitude and Altitude, which of
Which of the above statements is/are the following factors affect the climate of a
INCORRECT? region?
1. Pressure and wind systems
a) 1 Only 2. Continentality
b) 2 Only 3. Ocean currents
c) Both
d) None Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

73. As per the Census 2011, who is called a a) 1 and 2


literate person? b) 2 and 3
1. one who can read in any language with c) 1 and 3
understanding d) All of the above
2. one who can write in any language with
understanding 76. PM10 and PM2.5 are of major concern for
3. One who can do basic mathematical pollution control bodies in urban centres.
calculations with understanding These are related to,
4. One who can read and write in English a) Air pollution
or Hindi or both with understanding b) Water pollution
5. One who can read/write/do both in at c) Noise pollution
least one official language of the state d) None of the above
with understanding
77. India experiences comparatively milder
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: winters as compared to Central Asia due to
a) Westerly Jet stream
a) 1, 2 and 3 only b) Easterly Jet stream
b) 4 only c) Himalayan relief
c) 3 and 5 only d) Upper air circulation
d) 1 and 2 only

74. Population stabilization has always been a


major priority of the government. The 78. Consider the following statements about
National Population policy, 2000 provides Coriolis force?
for which of the following? 1. It results from the Earths revolution
1. Promoting delayed marriage for girls around the Sun.
2. Providing free and compulsory school 2. It deflects winds towards the right in
education upto 14 years of age Northern Hemisphere and left in
Southern hemisphere.
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3. It is one of the causes of the directional 82. The coastal areas of Tamil Nadu (TN) do
change of ocean currents. not receive any rainfall from the South-west
Monsoon, but receive it in the winter
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: months for which of the following reasons?
1. The Bay of Bengal branch of SW
a) 1 and 2
Monsoon brushes parallel the TN coast.
b) 2 and 3
2. TN lies on the leeward side of the
c) 1 and 3
Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea
d) All of the above
branch of the Monsoon.
3. Cyclonic depressions originating over
79. Which of the following factors affect the
the Andaman pass over the eastern
intensity and onset of monsoon into India?
coasts of India.
1. Differential heating and cooling of land
and water Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
2. Heating of the Tibetan plateau in Indian
summer a) 1 and 2
3. Shift of the ITCZ in summer over the b) 2 and 3
Ganga plain c) 1 and 3
4. Presence of easterly tropical jet stream d) All of the above
over the Indian peninsula in summer
83. Danger signal lights are red in colour
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: because
a) red light is least scattered in fog and
a) All of the above
smoke
b) 1 and 3 only
b) red light is most scattered in fog and
c) 1, 3 and 4 only
smoke
d) 2 and 4 only
c) human eye is most sensitive to red
colour
80. Inter-tropical convergence zone lies where
d) It is a convention followed to ensure
a) North-east and south-east trade winds
uniformity of standards
converge
b) Westerly and easterly jet stream
84. Sky appears dark to passengers flying at
converge
very high altitudes because
c) South-west and north-west trade winds
a) there is no atmosphere there
converge
b) there is no scattering of light that is
d) Both (a) and (b)
apparent to them
c) the light is not reflected by any particles
81. The El Nino event is connected with
in the atmosphere near to the
a) a warm current flowing past the coast of
passengers
Peru
d) Both (a) and (b)
b) a cold current flowing past the coast of
South-eastern Australia
85. Consider the following statements
c) a warm current flowing past the coast of
1. The WHO advises that umbilical cord
South-eastern Australia
after a child is born should be cut
d) a cold current flowing past the coast of
immediately
Peru
2. Cutting the umbilical cord within two
minutes of birth of a child helps it get
strong immunity
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Which of the above statements is/are correct? 90. Which of the following ensures that the
principle of federalism is upheld in the
a) 1 Only Indian polity?
b) 2 Only 1. Any change to the constitution that
c) Both affects the power of the states must be
d) None ratified by a majority of state assemblies.
2. The Judiciary plays an important role in
86. The MRI scanning used in medical overseeing the implementation and
diagnosis uses amendment of constitutional provisions.
a) Magnetic field inside human body 3. Union Territories (UTs) are
b) Electrostatic charges inside the human administered by the Centre.
body
c) gamma rays penetration to map organs Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
d) All of the above
a) 1 and 2
87. At the time of short circuit, the current in b) 2 and 3
the circuit c) 1 and 3
a) Reduces substantially. d) All of the above
b) Does not change.
c) Increases heavily. 91. With reference to liposomes, consider the
d) Vary continuously. following statements
1. These are found naturally in animal
88. With reference to air quality index (AQI), bodies
consider the following statements 2. These are used as pharmaceutical tools
1. Indian government introduced AQI in in targeting cancer cells
2012 in all cities with million plus
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
population
2. In India the AQI has been developed for a) 1 Only
eight major pollutants b) 2 Only
c) Both
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
d) None
a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only 92. Siding Spring, which was recently in news
c) Both with relation to Indias Mars orbiter
d) None mission, is a
a) Mars probe of European Space agency
89. There is an industrial practice of making an b) Mars probe of NASA
alcohol denatured for making it unfit for c) A comet that flied past Mars
human consumption. This is done by d) None of the above
adding
a) Methanol 93. Which of the following plants/crops/trees
b) Ethanol can be used to make fuels?
c) Ethyl mercuptane 1. Sugarcane
d) Butanol 2. Jatropha
3. Neem

Choose the correct answer using the codes below:

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a) 1 and 2 Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 2 a) 1 and 2
d) All of the above b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
94. Power sharing is the very spirit of d) All of the above
democracy. It is generally shared in the
following ways. 97. Which of the following are possible
1. Horizontally between different organs implications of deep rooted gender
of the government divisions in the Indian society?
2. Vertically among governments at 1. Low child sex ration
different levels 2. Low participation of women in the
3. Among different social groups highly paid and skilled jobs
3. Low participation of women in
Which of the above is practiced in the Indian legislative bodies in the country
democracy?
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only a) 1 and 2
c) 1 and 3 only b) 2 and 3
d) All of the above c) 1 and 3
d) All of the above
95. What can be the potential implications of
power sharing in a democracy? 98. Which of the following show the
1. Promotes peoples participation in the inseparable connection of religion from
government politics in a multi-cultural country?
2. delays decision making process 1. Drawing moral lessons from several
3. decreases the possibility of arbitrariness religions to implement in politics.
2. Discrimination against marriage laws
Choose the correct answer using the codes below: among different religions.
3. Persecution and human rights violations
a) 1 and 2 of religious minorities.
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3 Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
d) All of the above
a) 1 and 2
96. Match the following examples correctly b) 2 and 3
with the democratic principle involved. c) 1 and 3
1. The Dutch and the French community d) All of the above
share power Community government
2. The Panchayats and the state 99. Consider the following statements about
government in India share powers alluvial plains of Northern India.
Federal government 1. The largest part of Northern plains is
3. The Department of Personnel and made of older alluvium Bhangar.
Training and the Central administrative 2. Newer younger deposits are known as
tribunal (CAT) share powers - Khadar, which are renewed every year
separation of powers and so are fertile.

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3. The soil in the Northern Plains also 2. Western Ghats are continuous and can
consists of Calcareous deposits called be passed through passes only.
Kankar. 3. Eastern Ghats are discontinuous but are
higher than Western Ghats.
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
Choose the correct answer using the codes below:
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3 a) 1 and 2
c) 1 and 3 b) 2 and 3
d) All of the above c) 1 and 3
d) All of the above
100. Consider the following statements
about the peninsular plateau:
1. The Deccan Plateau is higher in the west
and slopes gently eastwards.

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