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GENERAL STUDIES CIVIL SERVICES (PRELIMINARY) EXAMINATION
Ques:- With which one of the following is BRIT (Government of India) engaged?
Ans:- Isotope Technology
Ques:- Wherre was the first desalination plants in India toproduce one lakh litres fresh water per day based on low temperature thermal desalination principle commissioned?
Ques:- How is the United National Monetary and Finacial Conference where in the agreement were signed to set up IBRD, GATT and IMF, commenly known ?
Ans:- Bretton Woods Conference
Ques:- Under which one of the following Constitution Amendment Acts, four language were added to the languages under the Eighth Schudule of the Consititution of India, Thereby raising their number to 22?
Ans:- Constitution (Ninety-second Amendment) Act
Ques:- Where was the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+10) held?
Ques:- Amongst the following States, which one has the highest percentage of rural population to its total population(on the basis of the census, 2001)?
Ans:- Himachal Pradesh
Ques:- Which two countries follow China and India in the decreasing order of their population?
Ans:- USA and Indonesia
Ques:- Among the Indian language, which one is spoken maximum in the world after Hindi?
Ques:- Who among the following discovered heavy water?
Ans:- H.C. Urey
Ques:- Kim Dae-jung won the Nobel Prize for Peace. He is form which one of the following countries?
Ans:- South Korea
Ques:- Ogaden region has been a source of conflic between which countries?
Ans:- Ethiopia And Somalia
Ques:- Near which of the cities are Palitana Temples located?
Ques:- Which one of the countries following won the Euro Football Tournament,2004 held in Portugal?
Ques:- In order of their distance fron the sun, which of the following planets lie between Mars and Uranus?
Ans:- Jupiter and Saturn
Ques:- Cristina Kirchner succeedes her husband to become Prisident of a South American country. Which is that country?
Ques:- Who was the viceroy of India when the Rowlatt Act was passed?
Ques:- In the year 2007, an earthquake led to massive radioactive water leakage in the largest nuclear plant in the world. In whuch country did itoccur?
Ques:-What is the approximate percentage of persons above 65 years of age in India’s current population?
Ques:- which one of the following is a spacecraft?
Ques:- In which one of the following locations is the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) projecrt to be built?
Ans:- Southern France
Ques:- What is the purpose of US Space Agency’s Themis Mission, which wa recently in the news?
Ans:- To study the colourful display of high latitude skies
Ques:- Out of all the Biosphere Reserves in India, four have been recognized on the World Network by UNESCO. Which one of the following is not of them?
Ques:- What is Agent Orange?
Ans:- A weed-killing chemical used by the US Military in the Vietnam War
Ques:- Which one of the following suggestedte reconsititution of the Viceroy’s Executive Concil in which all the portfolios including that of War Members were to be held by the Indian leaders?
Ans:- Cabinet Mission
Ques:- During the Indian Freedom Struggle, who of the following raised an army called Free Indian Legion?
Ans:- Subhas Chandra Bose
Ques:- The term Prisoner’s Dilemma” is associated with which one of the following?
Ans:- A situation under the Game Theory
Ques:- During the time of which Mughal Emperor did the English East India Compan establish its first factory in India?
Ques:- Who among the following rejeted the title of Knighthood and refused to accept a position in the Council of the seretary of State for India?
Ans:- GK Gokhale
Ques:- Which one of the following straits is nearest to International Date Line?
Ans:- Bering strait
Ques:- Which one of the cities is nearest tothe equator?
Ques:- On which one of the following rivers is the Tehri Hydropower Complex located?
Ques:- What does Baudhayan theorem (Baudhayan Sulva Sutra) related to?
Ans: Lengths of sides of a right-angled triangle
Ques:- Which one of the following is the largest (areawise) Lok Shabha constituency?
Ques:- For India, China, the UK and the USA, which one of the following is the correct sequence of the median age of their populations?
Ques:-Ebraham Alkazi is an eminent personality in which one of the following areas?
Ans:- Theatre training
Ques:- Bimbavati Devi is a well-known dancer of which type of dance?
Ques:- How is Sarosh Zaiwalla well-known as?
Ans:- A leading international legal expert
Ques:- Where are Topovan andVishnugarh Hydroelectric Projects located?
Ques:- Who among the following gave a systematic critique of the moderate politics of the Indian National Congress ia a series of articles entitled New Lamps for Old?
Ans:- Aurobindo Ghose
Ques:- Who among the following used the phrase ‘Un-British’ to criticize the English colonial control of India?
Ans:- Dadabhai Naoroji
Ques:- Among the following, which one lays eggs and does not produce young ones directly?
Ques:- The release of which one of the following into ponds and wells helps in controlling the mosquitoes?
Ans:- Gambusia fish
Ques:- Which Schedule of the Constitution of India contains special provisions for the administrationand control of Scheduled Areas is several States?
Ques:- Department of Border Management is a
Department of which one of the following Union Minister?
Ans:- Ministry of Home Affairs
Ques:- For which one of the following reforms was a commission set up under the Chairmanship of Veerappa Moily by the Governmentof India?
Ans:- Administrative Reforms
Ques:- Elizabeth Hawley is well-known for her writting relating to which one of the following?
Ans:- Himalayan expenditions
Ques:- In India, how many States share the coasline?
Ques:- Nobel Prize winning scientist James D. Watson is Known for his work in which are ?
Which one among the folloing has the maximum numberof NationalParks?
Ans:- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Ques:- Among the following, which one is not an ape?
Ques:- There are 6 different letters and 6 correspondingly addressed envelopes.If the letters are randomly put in the envelopes, what is the probability that exactly 5 letters go into the correctly addressed envelops?
Ans :- Zero
Ques:- What does S & P 500 relate to?
Ans:- An index of stocks of large companies
Ques:- Who among the following has been the Captain of the Indian team in Cricket Test Matches for the maximum number of times?
Ans:- Saurav Ganguly
Ques:- Who among the following wrote the poem, Subh-eAzadi?
Ans:- Faiz, Ahmed Faiz
Ques:- How can the height of a persons who is six feet be expressed (approximately) in nanometres?
Ans:-183 x 107 nanometres
Ques:- A persons is sitting in a car which is at rest. The reaction from the road at each of the four wheels of the car is R. When the car runs on a straight level road, how will the reaction at either of the front wheels vary?
Ans:- It will be equal to R.
Ques:- With which one of the following rivers is the omkareshwar Project associated?
Ques:- In the context of the Indian defence, what is “Dhruv”?
Ans:- Advanced light helicopter
Ques:- ‘Hand -in- Hand 2007’ a joint anti-terrorism military training was held by the officers of the Indian Army and officers of Army of which one of the following countries?
Ques:- In which one of the following is Malta located?
Ans:- Mediterranean Sea
Ques:- ISRO successfully conducted a rocket test using cryogenic engines in the year 2007. Where is the test-stand used for the purpose, located?
Ques:- C. Rangarajan has been actively involved in the Pan-Asian Commission addressing to which one of the following in the issues?
Ans:- Impact of HIV/AIDS in the Asian region
Ques:- What is the pH level of blood of a normal person?
Ques:- Which was the Capital of Andhra state when it was made a separate State in the year 1953?
Ques:- Which of the following is correct in respect of India football team’s performance in the Olympic Games?
Ans:- India entered the Semi Final
Ques:- In which one of the following States are Namchik-Namphuk Coalfields located?
Ans:- Arunachal Pradesh
Ques:- Norman Ernest Borlaug who is regarded as the father of the Green Revolution in India is Form which country?
Ans:- United States of America
Ques:- Yom Kipper War was fought between which sides/countries?
Ans:- Israel, and Arab countries led by Egypt and Syria
Ques:- Carpenter A can make a chair in 6 hours, carpenter B in 7 hours and carpenter C in 8 hours. If each carpenter works for 8 hours per day, how many chairs will be made in 21 days?
Ques:- A persons purchases 100 pens at a discount of 10%. The net amount of money spent by the persons to purchase the pens is Rs 600. The selling expenses incurred by the person are 15% on the net cost price. What should be the selling price for 100 pens in order to earn a profit of 25%?
A scholteacher has to select the maximum possible number of different groups of 3 students out of a total of 6 students. In how many groups any particular student will be included?
Ques:- In an examination, 70% of the students passed in the paper II.15% of the students failed in both the papers while 270 stdents passed in both the papers while 270 students passed in both the papers. What is the total number of 4 students?
Ques:- What is Bisphenol A (BPA)?
Ans:- A chemical used for the development of food- packaging materials
Ques:- March 1,2006, the goveronment of India notified the Rural Electrification Policy. This policy aims at provision of access to all households by which year?
Ques:- As per Indis’s National Population Policy, 2000, by which one of the following years is it our long-term objective to achieve population stabilization?
Ques:- Which one of te following Union Ministries is implementing the Biodiesel Mission (as Nodal Ministry)?
Ans:- Ministry of rural Development
Ques:- What is the name of the scheme which provides training and skill to women in traditional and Non-traditional trades?
Ques:- Which one of the following is the correct sequence in respect of the Roman numerals-C,D,L and M?
Ans:-L > C > D > M
Ques:- Who among the following scientists shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with his son?
Ans:- William Henry Bragg
Ques:- Who among the following traslated the Autobiography of Madam Curie in Hindi?
Ans:- Lal Bahadur Shastri
Ques:- Among the following, Which one has the minimum population on the basis of Data of Censis of India, 2001?
Ques:- Which one of the following laser types is used in a lase printer?
Ans;- Dye laser
Ques:- What are Rubies and Sapphires chemically known as?
Ans:- Aluminium oxide
Ques:- Which one of the following is also Stranger Gas?
Ques:- Mixture of which one of the following pairs of gases is the cause of occurrence of most of the explosions in mines?
Ans:- Methane and air
Ques:- Which one of the pairs of metals constitutes the lightest metal and the heaviest metal, respectively?
Ans:- Lithium and osmium
Ques:- How many is one barrel of oil approximetaly equal to?
Ans:- 159 litres
Ques:- Who among the following Gandhian followers was a teacher by profession?
Ques:- Which one of the following was ajournal brought out by Abdul Kalam Azad?
Ques:- Where was the first Session of the Indian National Congress held in December 1885?
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