14th October, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1992 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 21 to 30]

To revise [Questions 11-20] refer yesterday’s post.

Q21 If Amsterdam is X + 1, Montreal is X – 5, Tokyo is X + 9 and Lisbon is X, X denotes

(a) GMT

(b) The temperature as measured by the Kelvin scale to arrive at the temperature as measured by the Celsius s

(c) Base from which height and depth from the sea-level is measured

(d) The figure to be used for converting the Imperial System to the Metric System


Q22 Dry Farming in India is extensively practised in

(a) Kanara plains

(b) Deccan Region

(c) Coromandel plains

(d) Punjab plains


Q23 Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists.

List I List II

A. Nankana 1. Guru Gobind Singh

B. Nanded 2. Guru Amar Das

C. Dera Baba Nanak 3. Guru Ram Das Nanak

D. Amritsar 4. Guru Nanak


(a) 4 1 3 2

(b) 1 3 2 4

(c) 4 1 2 3

(d) 3 2 4 1


Q24 Which of the following are Financial Committees of Parliament in India?

1. Public Accounts Committee

2. Estimates Committee

3. Committee on Public Undertakings

(a) 1 and 3

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q25 Which of the following political parties/organisations were established by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar?

1. Swaraj Party

2. Samaj Samata Sangh

3. All India Scheduled Castes Federation

4. The Independent Labour Party

(a) 1, 2 and 4

(b) 1,3 and 4

(c) 2, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q26 Consider the maps of four islands given below:


The figures 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively show

(a) Cuba, Taiwan, Malagasy, Iceland

(b) Malagasy, Tasmania, Taiwan, Ireland

(c) Iceland, Cuba, Malagasy, Taiwan

(d) Cuba, Taiwan, Borneo, Iceland


Q27 Some Buddhist rock-cut caves are called chaityas while the others viharas. What is the difference between the two?

(a) Chaitya is a place of worship while vihara is the dwelling place of the monks

(b) Chaitya is the stupa at the far end of the cave while vihara is the hall axial to it

(c) There is no material difference between the two

(d) Vihara is a place of worship while chaitya is the dwelling place of the monks


Q28 The introduction of Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Bill in Parliament was prompted by the increasing incidence of

(a) Female foeticide

(b) Failure of contraceptive devices

(c) Spurious drugs being used for prenatal immunisation

(d) Unqualified persons diagnosing pregnancy in villages by primitive methods


Q29 Which of the following statements regarding literacy in India are correct?

1. A person who can only read but cannot write is not defined literate

2. Children below 5 years of age are not taken into consideration even if they are able to read and write

3. For the purpose of census, a person is deemed literate if he or she can read and write with understanding in any of the 15 languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution

4. The fact that a district has attained hundred per cent literacy does not mean that the entire population in the district is literate

(a) 1, 3 and 4

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 4


Q30 Which one of the following is the group of states that have shown net rise in population during 1981-91 according to the 1991 Census?

(a) Punjab, Gujarat and Rajasthan

(b) Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat

(c) Maharashtra, Gujarat and Kerala

(d) Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Punjab

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 11-20] refer yesterday’s post.

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