12th October, 2016 (Prelims)

Revise 10 questions everyday from Prelims Past Papers (2015 to 1979)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1992 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 01-10]

Q1 The gas used for artificial ripening of green fruits is

(a) Carbon dioxide

(b) Ethane

(c) Hydrogen

(d) acetylene (ethyne)


Q2 The average growth achieved during the Seventh Five-Year Plan in India (in terms of GDP at factor cost) was

(a) 3.5

(b) 4.2

(c) 5.1

(d) 5.6


Q3 Which one of the following plants can fix nitrogen from air?

(a) Rice

(b) Wheat

(c) Pea

(d) Maize


Q4 Chlorophyll is a naturally occurring chelate compound in which central metal is

(a) Magnesium

(b) Copper

(c) Calcium

(d) Iron


Q5 Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists.

List I List II

A. Islets of Langerhans 1. Calcitonin

B. Pituitary gland 2. Epinephrine

C. Thyroid gland 3. Growth hormone

D. Adrenal gland 4. Insulin



(a) 4 3 2 1

(b) 4 3 1 2

(c) 3 4 1 2

(d) 3 2 4 1


Q6 Which of the following are associated with Lord Lytton?

1. Rowlatt Act

2. The Arms Act

3. The Vernacular Press Act

4. Abolition of duties on the import of coarse cotton goods

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2 and 4


Q7 India has the maximum amount of foreign trade with

(a) USA

(b) Great Britain

(c) Japan

(d) Germany


Q8 The definition of a small-scale industry is based on

(a) The market outreach of a unit

(b) The size of the sales of a unit

(c) The fact whether the products manufactured fall in a list drawn up by the Ministry of Industry

(d) The value of the plant and machinery investment in a unit


Q9 Several states in the North-Eastern part of India were carved out by separating them from Assam. Which one of the following pairs is not among them?

(a) Manipur and Meghalaya

(b) Mizoram and Tripura

(c) Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland

(d) Manipur and Tripura


Q10 Which of the following republics, besides Russia, are nuclear powers?

1. Ukraine

2. Georgia

3. Belarus

4. Kazakhstan

(a) 1, 2 and 4

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 1, 3 and 4

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

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