15th December, 2016 (Prelims)

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

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Today’s 10 questions from 1988 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 41 to 50]

To revise [Questions 31-40] refer yesterday’s post.

 Q41. Ordinary dry air consists of the following :

(1) Nitrogen

(2) Oxygen

(3) Argon

(4) Carbon dioxide

What is the decreasing sequence of these in percentages?

(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4

(b) 1, 2, 4 and 3

(c) 2, 1, 3 and 4

(d) 2, 1, 4 and 3


Q42. Dakshin Gangotri is a/an

(a) River-valley project in Andhra Pradesh.

(b) Unmanned station located in Antarctica for continuous weather and scientific recordings.

(c) Second source of the river Ganga.

(d) Island in the Indian Ocean near Antarctica.


Q43. The allocation of seats for each State in the present Lok Sabha is based on the

(a) 1951 census

(b) 1961 census

(c) 1971 census

(d) 1981 census


Q44. The type of crop which is able to fix nitrogen from air is known as

(a) Tuber

(b) Coffee

(c) Legume

(d) Wheat


Q45 Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?

(a) Abul Fazal — Ain-i-Akbari

(b) Badauni — Akbar Noma

(c) Abdul Hamid Lahori — Tabkat-i-Akbari

(d) Nizamuddin Ahmad — Badshah Nama


Q46. About 1.5 crore people are added every year to the total population of India. This means that we are adding every year a population equal to that of

(a) Bangladesh

(b) Singapore

(c) Pakistan

(d) Afghanistan


Directions : Qs 47-49 are based on the map given below.

Study this map to answer these Qs :


Q47. The location of ‘X’ in the map represents the port of

(a) Bangkok

(b) Hong Kong

(c) Singapore

(d) Jakarta


Q48. The area marked ‘Y’ in the map represents

(a) Gulf of Siam

(b) Bay of Bengal

(c) South China Sea

(d) Gulf of Malaya


Q49. The latitude marked AA in the map represents

(a) Tropic of cancer

(b) Equator

(c) Tropic of Capricorn

(d) None of the above


Q50. Indian Standard Time (I.S.T.) is determined according to the local time of which one of the following longitudes?

(a) 82.5° east longitude

(b) 0° longitude or Greenwich meridian

(c) 180° east or west longitude

(d) 70° east longitude

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 31-40] refer yesterday’s post.

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