13th October, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1992 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 11-20]

To revise [Questions 01-10] refer yesterday’s post.

Q11 Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists.

List I List II

(Some Languages of Europe) (Spoken in)

A. French 1. Brazil

B. Italian 2. Mexico

C. Portuguese 3. Libya

D. Spanish 4. Mauritania

5. Algeria


(a) 5 3 1 2

(b) 2 5 1 3

(c) 3 1 5 4

(d) 5 3 2 4


Q12 Unemployment which occurs when workers move from one job to another job is known as

(a) Seasonal unemployment

(b) Frictional unemployment

(c) Technological unemployment

(d) Cyclical unemployment


Q13 Which one of the following shows the correct sequence of occurrence of four towns/ cities as one proceeds from west to east?

(a) Ajmer, Darbhanga, Kohima, Silchar

(b) Surat, Wardha, Rourkela, Bharuch

(c) Pandharpur, Gulbarga, Kottagudam, Visakhapatnam

(d) Anand, Rajkot, Dhanbad, Aizawl


Q14 The original inhabitants of India are believed to be of the ethnic type known as

(a) Negrito

(b) Proto-Australoids

(c) Mongoloids

(d) Dravidians


Q15 Which one of the following statements regarding the election of the President of India-is correct?

(a) A candidate securing the majority of votes is not automatically elected

(b) The Supreme Court has no jurisdiction in any doubt or dispute arising in connection with the election of the President

(c) The Presidential election cannot take place when one or more State Assemblies stand dissolved because all the State Assemblies form part of the electoral college

(d) The total value of the votes allotted to both Houses of Parliament is much more than the total value of the votes of all the States taken together


Q16 Two richest known sources of edible protein are

(a) Meat and eggs

(b) Some algae and other micro organisms

(c) Soyabean and groundnut

(d) Milk and leafy vegetables


Q17 The single largest component in the non-plan expenditure during 1991-92 was

(a) Interest payment

(b) Compensation to banks in respect of amount spent as loan waiving

(c) Subsidies on fertiliser

(d) Compensation on the loss incurred by PSUs


Q18 A wooden block is floating in water. If 4/5 of its volume is immersed in water and volume of the water displaced is 800 ml, the volume of the block is

(a) 1140 ml

(b) 200 ml

(c) 800 ml

(d) 1000 ml


Q19 Deficit financing means

(a) An excess of governments’ current expenditure over its current revenue

(b) An excess of government expenditures minus borrowings other than those from the RBI

(c) An excess of government’s total expenditure over its total revenue

(d) An excess of government revenue over expenditure


Q20 Which one of the following chemicals is responsible for the depletion of ozone layer in the atmosphere?

(a) Chlorofluorocarbons

(b) Nitrous oxide

(c) Sulphur dioxide

(d) Carbon dioxide

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

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