Download Previous Year Paper General Studies Paper-1 Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014

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Download Last Year Solved Paper Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014

This paper held on 2014. The preliminary examination shall now comprise of two compulsory Papers of 200 marks each of two hours duration each.The questions will be multiple choice, objective type.

 Download Solved General Studies Paper – 1 Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2014

Ques:- What are the significances of a practical approach to sugarcane production known as ‘Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative’ ?

Ans:- Seed cost is very low in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation , Drip irrigation can be practiced very effectively in this, The scope for intercropping is more in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation

Ques:- If a wetland of international importance is brought under the ‘Montreux Record’, wHAT does it imply ?

Ans:- Changes in ecological chaqracter have occurred, are occurring or are likely to occur in the wetland as a result of human interference

Ques;- Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the “Ten Degree Channel’ ?

Ans;- Andaman and Nicobar

Ques:- With reference to Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), consider the following statements :

Ans:- It strives to conserve nature through action-based research, education and public awareness, It organizes and conducts nature trails and camps for the general public.

Ques:- With reference to ‘Global Environment Facility’, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- It serves as financial mechanism for ‘Convention on Biological Diversity’ and ‘United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’

Ques:- With reference to technologies for solar power production, consider the following statements :

Ans:- ‘Photovoltaics’ is a technology that generates electricity by direct conversion of light into electricity, while ‘SDolar Thermal’ is a technology that utilizes the Sun’s rays to generate heat which is further used in electricity generation process.

Ques:- With reference to a conservation formed called ‘Wetlands International’, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- It works at the field level to develop and mobilize knowledge, and use the practical experience to advocate for better policies.

Ques:- With reference to a grouping of countries known as BRICS, consider the following statements :

Ans:- South Africa was the last to join the BRICS grouping.

Ques:- Which of the above diseases has/have been eradicated in India ?

Ans:- Smallpox

Ques:- Which of the following phenomena might have influenced the evolution of organisms ?

Ans:- Continental drift, Glacial cycles

Ques:- Other than poaching, what are the possible reasons for the decline in the population of Ganges River Dolphins ?

Ans:- Construction of dams and barrages on rivers, Getting trapped in fishing nets accidentally, Use of synthetic fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals in crop-fields in the vicinity of rivers.

Ques:- The Radcliffe Committee was appointed to

Ans:- Delimit the boundaries between India and Pakistan.

Ques:- Brominated flame retardants are used in many household products like mattresses and upholstery.Why is there some concern about their use ?

Ans:- They are highly resistant to degradation in the environment, They are able to accumulate in humans and animals.

Ques:- Which one of the following is the largest Committee of the Parliament ?

Ans:- The Committee on Estimates.

Ques:- Which of the following adds/add carbon dioxide to the carbon cycle on the planet Earth ?

Ans:- Volcanic action, Respiration, Decay of organic matter

Ques:- If you walk through countryside, you are likely to see some birds stalking alongside the cattle to seize the insects disturbed by their movement through grasses

Which of the following is/are such ird/birds ?

Ans:- Common Myna

Ques:- In medieval India, the designations ‘Mahattara’ and ‘Pattakila’ were used for

Ans:- Village headmen

Ques:-Lichens, which are capable of initiating ecological succession even on a bare rock, are actually a symbiotic association of

Ans:- Algae and fungi

Ques:- If you travel through the Himalayas, you are likely to see which of the following plants naturally growing there ?

Ans:- Oak, Rhododendron

Ques:- Every year, a monthlong ecologically important campaign/festival is held during which certain communities/tribes plant saplings of fruit-bearing trees. Which of the following are such communities/tribes ?

Ans:- Gond and Korku

Ques:- The sales tax you pay while purchasing a toothpaste is a

Ans:- Tax imposed and collected by the State Government

Ques:- What does venture capital mean ?

Ans:- A long-term start-up capital provided to new entrepreneurs

Ques:- The main objective of the 12th Five-Year plan is

Ans:- Faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth

Ques:-With reference to balance of payments.Which of the following constitutes/constitute the Current Account ?

Ans:-Balance of trade, Balance of invisibles

Ques:-The terms ‘Marginal Standing Facility Rate’ and ‘Net Demand and Time Liabilities’, sometimes appearing in news, are used in relation to

Ans;-Banking operations

Ques:-What is/are the facility/facilities the beneficiaries can get from the services of Business Correspondent (Bank Saathi) in branchless areas ?

Ans:-It enables the beneficiaries to draw their subsidies and social security benefits in their villages, It enables the beneficiaries in the rural areas to make deposite and and withdrawals.

Ques:-In the context of Indian economy, which of the following is/are the purpose/purposes of ‘Statutory Reserve Requirements’ ?

Ans:- To enable the Central Bank to control the amount of advances the banks can create, To make the people’s deposits with banks safe and liquid.

Ques:- Recently, a series of uprisings of people referred to as ‘Arab Spring’ originally started from

Ans:- Tunisia

Ques:- With reference to Agni-IV Missile, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- It is a surface-to-surface missile.

Ques:- With reference to ‘Changpa’ community of India, consider the following statements :

Ans:-They rear the Pashmina goats that yield a fine wool,They are kept in the category of Scheduled Tribes.

Ques:-In India, cluster bean ( Guar) is traditionally used as a  vegetable or animal feed, but recently the cultivation of this has assumed significance. Which one of the following statements is correct in this context ?

Ans:- The gum made from its seeds is used in the extraction of shale gas.

Ques:- Which of the following have coral reefs ?

Ans:- Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Gulf of Kachchh, Gulf of Mannar, Sunderbans

Ques:- In India, the problem of soil erosion is associated with which of the following ?

Ans:- Deforestation

Ques:- The seasonal reversal of winds is the typical characterstic of

Ans:- Monsoon climate

Ques:- With reference to the cultural history of India, the term ‘Panchayayan’ refers to

Ans:- A style of temple construction

Ques:- Which one of the following pairs does not form part of the six systems of Indian Philosophy ?

Ans:- Lokayata and Kapalika

Ques:- Which one of the following Schedules of the Constitution of India contains provisions regarding anti-defection ?

Ans:- Tenth Schedule

Ques:- The most important strategy for the conversion of biodiversity together with traditional human life is the establishment of

Ans:- Biosphere reserves

Ques:- Turkey is located between

Ans:- Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea

Ques:- The Scientific view is that the increase in global temperature should not exceed 2 degree centigrate above pre-industrial level.If the global temperature increases beyond 3 degree centigrate above the pre-industrial level, what can be its possible impact/impacts on the world ?

Ans:- Terrestrial biosphere tends towards a net carbon source, Widespread coral mortality will occur.

Ques:- The national motto of India, ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below the Emblem of India is taken from

Ans:- Mundaka Upanishad

Ques:- In the Constitution of India, promotion of international peace and security is included in the

Ans:- Directive Principles of State Policy

Ques:- What are the benefits of implementing the ‘Integrated Watershed Development Programme ?

Ans:- Prevention of soil runoff, Rainwater harvesting and recharge of groundwater table, Regeneration of natural vegetation.

Ques:- Which of the following are associated with ‘Planning’ in India ?

Ans:- The National Development Council, The Parliament

Ques:- wHICH of the following is/are the function/functions of the Cabinet Secretariat ?

Ans:- Preparation of agenda for Cabinet Meetings, Secretarial assistance to Cabinet

Ques:- Which of the following are the discretionary powers given to the Governor of a State ?

Ans:- Sending a report to the President of India for imposing the President’s rule, Reserving certain bills passed by the State Legislature for consideration of the President of India.

Ques:- If the interest rate is decreased in an economy, it will

Ans:- increase the investment expenditure in the economy

Ques:- Consider the following statements regarding a No-Confidence Motion in India :

Ans:- There is no mention of a No-Confidence Motion in the Constitution of India.

Ques:-With reference to Neem tree, consider the following statements :

Ans:- Neem oil can be used as a pesticide to control the proliferation of some species of insects and mites, Neem seeds are used in the manufacture of biofuels and hospital detergents, Neem oil has applications in pharmaceutical industry.

Ques:- Which of the following is the process involved in photosynthesis ?

Ans:- Free energy is converted into potential energy and stored.

Ques:- In addition to fingerprint scanning, which of the following can be used in the biometric identification of a person ?

Ans:- Iris scanning, Retinal scanning, Voice recognition.

Ques:- Which of the following statements is/are correct clonal population.

Ans:- Vegetative propagation produce clonal population,Vegetative propagaotion can be practiced most of the year.

Ques:- Which of the following is/are the example/examples of chemical change ?

Ans:- Souring milk

Ques:- The power of the Supreme Court of the India to disputes between the Centre and the States falls under its

Ans:- Original jurisdiction

Ques:- Consider the following techniques/phenomena :

Ans:- Cytoplasmic male sterility, Gene silencing.

Ques:- Among the following organisms, which one does not below to the class of other three ?

Ans:- Crab

Ques:- The power to increase the number of judges in the Supreme court of India is vested in

Ans:- The Parliament

Ques:- Consider the following towns of India

Which of the above are famous for the production of traditional for the production of tyraditional sarees/fabric ?

Ans:- Chanderi, Kancheepuram

Ques:- Consider the following international agreements :

Ans:- The International Treaty on Plant and Agriculture, The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, The World heritage Convention.

Ques:- Consider the following statements regarding ‘Earth Hour’

Ans:- It is a movement in which the participants switch off the lights for one hour a certain day every year, It is a movement to raise the awareness about the climate change and the need to save the planet.

Ques:- Which one of the following is the correct sequence of a food chain ?

Ans:- Diatoma-Crustaceans-Herrings

Ques:- The partition of Bengal made by Lord Curzon in 1905 lasted until

Ans:- King George V abrogated Curzon’s Act at the Royal Durbar in Delhi in 1911

Ques:- The 1929 Session of Indian National Congress is of significance in the history of the freedom Movement because the

Ans:- Attainment of Poorna Swaraj was adopted as the goal the congress

Ques:- With reference to the famous Sattriya dance, consider the following statements :

Ans:- Sattriya is combination of music, dance and drama, It is centuries-old living tradition of Vaishnavites of Assam.

Ques:- Chaitra 1 of the national calendar based on the Saka Era corresponds to which one of the following dates of the Gregorian calendar in a normal year of 365 days ?

Ans:- 22nd March (or 21st March)

Ques:- The Ghadr (Ghadar) was a

Ans:- Revolutionary association of Indians.

Ques;- With reference to India’s culture and tradition, what is ‘Kalaripayattu” ?

Ans:- It is an ancient martial art and a living tradition in some parts of South India

Ques:- A community of people called Manganiyars is well-known for their

Ans:- Musical tradition in North-West India

Ques:- What was/were the object/objects of Queen Victoria,s Proclamation (1858) ?

Ans:- To disclaim any intention to annex India States, To place the Indian administration under the British Crown.

Ques:- Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was

Ans;-The hall in which Akbar held discussions with scholars of various religions.

Ques:-In the context of food and nutritional security of India, enhancing the ‘Seed Replacement Rates’ of various crops helps in achieving the food production targets of the future.But whatis/are the constraint/constraints in its wider/greater implementation ?

Ans:- There is a demand-supply gap regarding quality seeds in case of low value and high volume crops

Ques:- Which of the following organizations brings out the publication known as ‘World Economic Outlook ‘?

Ans:-The International Monetary Fund

Ques:-With reference to Union Budget, which of the following is/are covered under Non-plan Expenditure ?

Ans:- Defence expenditure, Interest payments, Salaries and pensions, Subsidies.

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