26th October, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1992 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 141 to 150]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q141 Consider the diagram given below:


S = Sun, E = Earth, M = Moon Direction of Movement

Which one of the four directions of movement as shown by arrows (a), (b), (c) and (d) is wrong?

(a) Direction of the rotation of the Sun

(b) Direction of the revolution of the Earth

(c) Defection of the rotation of the Earth

(d) Direction of the revolution of the Moon


Q142 Which of the following are the circumstances under which an elected member of Parliament may be disqualified on the ground of defection?

1. If he voluntarily gives up his membership of a political party

2. If he votes or abstains from voting contrary to any direction issued by his political party without prior permission of the political party

3. If he speaks against the political party

4. If he joins a political party other than the party on whose ticket he contested and got elected

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1, 2 and 4

(c) 1, 3 and 4

(d) 2, 3 and 4


Q143 Which one of the following statements regarding SAARC countries is correct?

(a) No SAARC country other than India has a common border with another member country, Sri Lanka and Maldives being islands

(b) All the countries with which India has border are members of SAARC, Sri Lanka and Maldives being islands

(c) Except Sri Lanka and Maldives, all the SAARC countries have common border with China

(d) Except Sri Lanka and Maldives no other SAARC country has islands as part of its territory


Q144 Burma was known to ancient Indians as

(a) Suvarnabhumi

(b) Suvarnadvipa

(c) Yavadvipa

(d) Malayamandalam


Q145 What proportion of geographical land area is under actual forest cover in India?

(a) One-fifth

(b) One-fourth

(c) One-third

(d) Two-fifths


Q146 Consider the figure given below:


If the areas of the triangles LDC, BMC and AMC are denoted by x, y and z respectively, then

(a) x = y = z

(b) x = 2y = 2z

(c) y = 2x = 2z

(d) z = 2x = 2y

Q147 The age of a father is twice that of the elder son. Ten years hence the age of the father will be three times that of the younger son. If the difference of ages of the two sons is 15 years, the age of the father is

(a) 100 years

(b) 70 years

(c) 60 years

(d) 50 years


Q148 The statistics of appropriation of total profits among 150 top companies in India for 1989-90 and 1990-91 is given below:


Which of the following conclusions drawn from the above data is not correct?

(a) The tax provision as a share of profits before tax has increased from 1989-90 to 1990-91

(b) The net profits has shown an increase of 788 crores from 1989-90 to 1990-91

(c) The dividend distribution has shown a rise of about 25% in 1990-91 compared to the previous year

(d) The net growth rate of retained profits from 1989-90 to 1990-91 is about 50 per cent


Q149 In the given figure, let O be the centre of, a circle and OQP = 30° and ORP = 20° What is QOR?


(a) 100°

(b) 120°

(c) 200°

(d) 260°


Q150 A couple gave birth to twins. The probability of both being male, both female or one male and one female is respectively

  Male-Male Female-Female Male-Female
(a) 0.25 0.25 0.25
(b) 0.25 0.25 0.5
(c) 0.25 0.5 0.25
(d) 0.5 0.25 0.25


Tomorrow: Next 10 questions from 1991 paper.

To revise [Questions 131-140] refer yesterday’s post.

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