Solved Paper 2013 General Studies Paper-1 Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination

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Ques:- What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha ?

Ans:- The Lok Sabha may still proceed with the Bill, accepting or not accepting the recommendations of the Rajya Sabha

Ques:- Which one of the following statements is correct ?

Ans:- No procedure has been laid down in the Constitution of India for the removal of a Governor from his/her post.

Ques:- With reference to the history of Indian rock-cut architecture, consider the following statements :

Ans:- At Ellora, caves were made for different faiths.

Ques:- Recombinant DNA technology (Genetic Engineering) allows genes to be transferred

Ans:- Across different species of plants, From microorganisms to higher organisms.

Ques:- The Chinese traveller Yuan Chwang (Hiuen Tsang) who visited India recorded the general conditions and culture of India at that time.In this context, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- As regards punishment for offences, ordeals by fire, water and poison were the instruments for determining the innocence or guilt of a person., The tradesman had to pay duties at ferries and barrier stations.

Ques:- Consider the following :

Which of the above are naturally found in India ?

Ans:- Star tortoise, Monitor Lizard, Pygmy hog

Ques:- Which of the following can be found as pollutants in the drinking water in some parts of India ?

Ans:- Arsenic, Fluoride

Ques:- With reference to Indian History the Menbers of the Constituents Assembly from the Provinces were

Ans:- Elected by the Provincial Legislative Assemblies

Ques:- Consider the following animals :

Which of the above is/are mammal/mammals ?

Ans:- Sea cow, Sea lion

Ques:- Consider the following statements :

Attorney General of India can

Ans:- Take part in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha, Be a member of a committee of the Lok Sabha, Speak in the Lok Sabha

Ques:- With reference to the usefulness of the by-products of sugar industry, which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- Bagasse can be used as biomass fuel for the generation of energy, Molasses can be used for the production of ethanol

Ques:- Variations in the length of daytime and nighttime from season to season are due to

Ans:- Revolution of the earth on a tilted axis.

Ques:- The Narmada river flows to the west, while most other large peninsular rivers flow to the east. Why ?

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

Ans:- It occupies a linear rift valley.

Ques:- On the planet earth, most of the freshwater exists as ice caps and glaciers.Out of the remaining freshwater, the largest proportion

Ans:- Exists as groundwater.

Ques:- Which  of the following bodies does not/ do not find mention in the Constitution ?

Ans:- National Development Council, Planning Commission, Zonal Councils.

Ques:- The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for

Ans:- The reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third.

Ques:- The Parliament can make any law for whole or any part of India for implementing international treaties

Ans:-Without the consent of any State

Ques:-In the grasslands, trees do not replace the grasses as a part of an ecological succession because of

Ans:- Water limits and fire

Ques:- Which one of the following is the correct sequence of ecosystems in the order of decreasing productivity ?

Ans:- Mangroves, grasslands, lakes, Oceans.

Ques:- Contour bunding is a method of soil conservation used in

Ans:- Low flat plains, close to stream courses, liable to flooding.

Ques:- The Government enacted the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act in 1996. Which one of the following is not identified as its objective ?

Ans:- To create autonomous regions in tribal areas.

Ques:-Under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, who shall be the authority to initiate the process for determining the nature and extent of individual or community forest rights or both ?

Ans:- Gram Sabha

Ques:- Improper handling and storage of cereal  grains and oilseeds result in the production of toxins known as aflatoxins which are not generally destroyed by normal cooking process. Aflatoxins are produced by

Ans:- Moulds

Ques:-  ‘Economic Justice’ as one of the objectives of the Indian Constitution has been provided in

Ans:- The preamble and the Directive Principles of State Policy

Ques:- Acid rain is caused by the pollution environment by

Ans:- Nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide

Ques:- With reference to food chains in ecosystems,consider the following statements :

Ans:- A food chain illustrates the order in which a chain of organisms feed upon each other.

Ques:- Consider the following organisms :

Which of the above is/are used as biofertilizer/biofertilizers ?

Ans:- Nostoc

Ques:- Which of the following adds/add nitrogen to the soil

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

Ans:- Excretion of urea by animals, Death of vegetation

Ques:- In which of the following States is liontailed macaque found in its natural habitat ?

Ans:- Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka

Ques:- Some Buddhist rock-cut caves are called Chaityas, while to others are called Viharas. What is the difference between the two ?

Ans:- Chaitya is a place of worship, while Vihara is the dwelling place of the monks

Ques:- Which one of the following describes best the concept of Nirvana is Buddhism ?

Ans:- The extinction of the flame of desire

Ques:- A ccording to the Constitution of India, which of the following are fundamental for the governance of the country ?

Ans:- Fundamental Rights

Ques:- The people of India agitated against the arrival of Simon Commission because

Ans:- There was no Indian member in the Simon Commission

Ques:- Quit India Movement was launched in response to

Ans;- Cripps Proposals

Ques:- The balance of payments of a country is a systematic record of

Ans:- All import and export transactions of a country during a given period of time, normally a year

Ques:- The Reserve Bank of India regulates the commercial banks in matters of

Ans:- Liquidity of assets, Branch expansion, Merger of banks, Winding-up of banks

Ques:- An increase in the Bank Rate generally indicates that the

Ans:- Central Bank is following a tight money policy.

Ques:- In India,deficit financing is used for raising resources for

Ans:- Economic development

Ques:- Which of the following characterizes/characterize the people of Indus Civilization ?

Ans:- They worshipped both male and female deities.

Ques:- Which of the following disease can be transmitted from one person to another through tattooing ?

Ans:- Hepatitis B, HIV-AIDS

Ques:- Which of the following statements is/are applicable to Jain doctrine ?

Ans:- The surest way of annihilating Karma is to practice penance, Every object, even the smallest particle has a soul, Karma is the bane of the soul and must be ended.

Ques:- Which one of the following terms describes not only the physical space occupied by an organism, but also its functional role in the community of organisms ?

Ans:- Ecological niche.

Ques:- Photochemical smog is a resultant of the reaction among

Ans:- NO2,O3 and peroxyacetyl nitrate in the presence of sunlight.

Ques:- Consider the following minerals :

Which of the minerals given above is/are required by human body for the contraction of muscles ?

Ans:- Calcium, Iron, Sodium

Ques:- Consider the following statements :

The Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts

Ans:- Scrutinizes appropriation and finance accounts of Government, Examines the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Ques:- Consider the following Bhakti Saints :

Who among the above was/were preaching when the lodi dynasty fell and Babur took over ?

Ans:- Guru Nanak

Ques:- With reference to the food chains in ecosystems, which of the following kinds of organism is/are known as decomposer organism/organisms ?

Ans:- Fungi, Bacteria

Ques:- The most important fishing grounds of the world are found in the regions where

Ans:- Warm and cold oceanic currents meet

Ques:- Which of the following is/are unique characterstic/characteristics of equatorial forests ?

Ans:- Presence of tall, closely set trees with crowns forming a continuous canopy, Coexistence of a large number of species, Presence of numerous varieties of epiphytes

Ques:- Which of the following constitute Capital Account ?

Ans:- Foreign Loans, Foreign Direct Investment, Portfolio Investment

Ques:- Consider the following historical places :

Which of the above places is/are also known for mural paintings ?

Ans:- Ajanta Caves, Lepakshi Temple

Ques:- With reference to the history of philosophicalthought in India, consider the following statements regarding Sankhya School :

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

Ans:- Sankhya holds that it is the self-knowledge that leads to liberation and not any exterior influence or agent.

Ques:- In the context of India, which of the following principles is/are implied institutionally in the parliamentary government ?

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.


Ans:- Members of the Cabinet are Members of the Parliament, Ministers hold the office till they enjoy confidence in the Parliament.Cabinet is headed by the head of the State.

Ques:- The annual range of temperature in the interior of the continents is high as compared to coastal areas. What is/are the reason/reasons ?

Ans:- Thermal difference between land and water.

Ques:- Which of the following is/are the characteristic/characterstics of Indian coal ?

Ans:- High ash content, Low sulphur content.

Ques:- Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of India are correct ?

Ans:- They are generally red in colour, Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these soils.

Ques:- Which of these are Kharif crops ?

Ans:- Cotton, Groundnut, Rice

Ques:- Climate is extreme, rainfall is scanty and the people used to be nomadic herders.”

The above statement best describes which of the following regions ?

Ans:- Siberian Tundra

Ques:- Consider the following statements :

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

Ans:- Inflation benefits the debtors.

Ques:- Disguised unemployment generally means

Ans:- Marginal productivity of labour is zero

Ques:- With reference to National Legal Services Authority, consider the following statements

Ans:- Its objective is to provide free and competent legal services to the weaker sections of the society on the basis of equal opportunity, It issues  guidelines for the State Legal Services Authorities to implement the legal programmes and schemes throughout the country.

Ques:- During a thunderstorm, the thunder in the skies is produced by the

Ans:- Meeting of cumulonimbus clouds in the sky, Violent upward movement of air and water particles.

Ques:- In the context of Indian economy, ‘ Open Market Operations’ refers to

Ans:- Purchase and sale of government securities by the RBI

Ques:- Which one among the following industries is the maximum consumer of water in India ?

Ans:- Thermal power

Ques:- To obtain full benefits of demographic dividend, what should India do ?

Ans:- Promoting skill development

Ques:- In the context of cultural history of India, a pose in dance and dramatics called Tribhanga ‘ has been a favourite of Indian artists from ancient times till today.Which one of the following statements best describes this pose ?

Ans:- One leg is bent and the body is slightly but oppositely curved at waist and neck.

Ques:- Annie Besant was

Ans:- Responsible for starting the Home Rule Movement, Once the President of the Indian National Congress

Ques:- The IIbert Bill controversy was related to the

Ans:- Removal of disqualifications imposed on the Indian magistrates with regard to the trial of the Europeans

Ques:- A rise in general level of prices may be caused by

Ans:- An increase in the money supply, A decrease in the aggregate level of output, An increase in the effective demand.

Ques:- Which one of the following groups of items is included in India’s foreign-exchange reserves ?

Ans:- Foreign-currency assets, gold holdings of the RBI and SDRs

Ques:- Which one of the following is kikely to be the most inflationary in its effect ?

Ans:- Creating new money to finance a budget deficit

Ques:- Supply of money remaining the same when there is an increase in demand for money there will be

Ans:- An increase in the rate of interest

Ques:- Fruits stored in a cold chamber exhibit longer storage life because

Ans:- Rate of respiration is decreased

Ques:- Ball bearings are used in bicycles, cars, etc., because

Ans:- The effective area of contact between the wheel and axle is reduced

Ques:- Consider the following phenomena :

Ans:- Size of the sun at dusk, Colour of the sun at dawn, Twinkle of stars in the sky.

Ques:- Rainbow is produced when sunlight falls on drops of rain. Which of the following physical phenomena are responsible for this ?

Ans:- Dispersion, Refraction, Internal reflection.

Ques:- Many transplanted seedlings do not grow because

Ans:- Most of the root  hairs are lost during transplantation.

Ques:- Economic growth in country X will necessarily have to occur if

Ans:- There is capital formation in X

Ques:- Which of the following statements is/are correct ?

Ans:- Viruses lack enzymes necessary for the generation of energy.

Ques:- Which of the following leaf modifications occurs/occur in desert areas to inhibit water loss ?

Ans;- Hard and waxy leaves, Tiny leaves or no leaves, Thorns instead of leaves.

Ques:- The known forces of nature can be divided into four classes, viz., gravity, electromagnetism, weak nuclear force and strong nuclear force.With reference to them, which one of the following statements is not correct ?

Ans:-Gravity is the strongest of the four.

Ques:- The efforts to detect the existence of Higgs boson particle have become frequent news in the recent past. What is/are the importance/importances of discovering this particle ?

Ans:-It will enable us to understand as to why elementary particle have mass.

Ques:-Mycorrhizal biotechnology has been used in rehabilitating degraded sites be3cause mycorrhiza enables the plants to

Ans:- Resist drought and increase absorptive area, Resist disease infestation.

Ques;- Who among the following constitute the National Development Council ?

Ans:-The Prime Minister, Ministers of the Union Cabinet, Chief Ministers of the States

Ques:-The national income of a country for a given period isd equal to the

Ans:-Total value of goods and services produced by the nationals.

Ques:-Which of the following grants/grant direct credit assistance to rural households ?

Ans:-Regional Rural Banks, Land Development Banks

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