19th October, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1992 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 71 to 80]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q71 In an objective test there are 60 Qs. Each Q carries four alternative answers only one of which is correct. Suppose A and B are two candidates both of whom know correct answers to 30 Qs. A answers only 30 Qs while B answers all 60 Qs choosing answers at random for those he does not know the answers of. If each Q carries a mark of 1 and no negative marks are awarded, the marks obtained by B are expected to be larger than those obtained by A by

(a) 0

(b) 15

(c) 5

(d) 7.5


Q72 If CALCUTTA is 7, 3, 9, 7, 23, 14, 14, 3, BANGALORE will be

(a) 6, 3, 18, 13, 3, 9, 12, 11, 2

(b) 6, 5, 18, 13, 3, 14, 12, 11, 2

(c) 6, 5, 18, 13, 5, 14, 12, 11, 2

(d) 6, 3, 18, 13, 5, 14, 12, 11, 2


Q73 The triangle, square and circle shown below respectively represent the urban, hardworking and educated people. Which one of the areas marked I-VII is represented by the urban educated who are not hard working?


(a) II

(b) I

(c) IV

(d) III


Q74 Consider the figure given below:


The figure given above leads to the conclusion that

(a) Exports from the country will not increase much in the years to come

(b) Imports have almost always exceeded exports between 1984 to 1992

(c) Every 2 years since 1984 imports tend to exceed exports

(d) The worst in terms of balance of payments will come by the year 2000


Q75 In a group of six women there are four table tennis players, four post-graduates in Economics, one post-graduate in Commerce and three bank employees. Vimala and Kamala are among the bank employees while Amala and Komala are unemployed. Komala and Nirmala are among the table tennis players. Amala, Kamala, Komala and Nirmala are postgraduates in Economics of whom two are bank employees. If Shyamala is a postgraduate in Commerce who among the following is both a table tennis player and a bank employee?

(a) Nirmala

(b) Shyamala

(c) Amala

(d) Komala


Q76 Which one of the following was the name of salt tax in ancient India under the administration of Cholas?

(a) Bhaga

(b) Uppayam

(c) Valiayam

(d) Hiranya


Q77 If there is any disagreement between the Senate and the House of Representatives in USA, it is resolved by

(a) The President

(b) The Vice-President

(c) The Speaker

(d) Conference committee consisting of 3 to 9 members from each House


Q78 The official associated with land revenue collection in the Maratha administration in medieval India was

(a) Patel

(b) Kulkarni

(c) Mirasdar

(d) Silhadar


Q 79


Which one of the following figures represents correct path of a ray of light through a glass prism?






Q80 Which one of the following is used by the International Court of Justice in disputes concerning riparian rights?

(a) Geneva Agreement

(b) Helsinki Agreement

(c) Paris Agreement

(d) Reykjavik Agreement

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 61-70] refer yesterday’s post.

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