31st December, 2016 (Prelims)

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Today’s 10 questions from 1987 GS-1 Prelims Paper [Questions 51 to 60]

For previous questions refer yesterday’s post.

Q51. Which of the following statements is not correct for economically underdeveloped countries ?

(a) Involvement of a very little proportion of labour in primary occupations

(b) Lower percentage of literacy

(c) Mass unemployment

(d) High birth rate


Q52. Which of the following is not a seed-borne disease ?

(a) Brown leaf spot of rice

(b) Black arm of cotton

(c) Red rot of sugarcane

(d) Potato mosaic


Q53. Find the odd one out :

(a) Greeshma

(b) Sisira

(c) Magha

(d) Sharad


Q54. The hybrids of which of the following plants are available for commercial production ?

(1) Rice

(2) Wheat

(3) Jute

(4) Pulses

(a) 1, 2 and 4

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 2, 3 and 4


Q55. Which of the following is necessary for improvement of the quality of crops ?

(1) Introduction

(2) Hybridisation

(3) Selection

(4) Segregation

(a) 2, 3 and 4

(b) 1, 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 2 and 3


Q56. Which of the following fertilisers leaves acidic residue ?

(a) Ammonium phosphate

(b) Ammonium sulphate

(c) Urea

(d) Sulphate of potash


Q57. UP-308 is a variety of

(a) Millet

(b) Rice

(c) Cotton

(d) Wheat


Q58. Where was the selection of suitable candidates for a particular job first started through competitive examinations ?

(a) China

(b) Great Britain

(c) U.S.A.

(d) Germany


Q59. What is the correct chronological order of the following ?

(A) Cabinet Mission

(B) Montague – Chelmsford Reforms

(C) Minto – Morley Reforms

(D) Cripps’ Mission

(a) C, B, D, A

(b) A, B, C, D

(c) B, C, D, A

(d) D, A, B, C

(a) 1, 2 and 4

(b) 2 and 3

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 2, 3 and 4


Q60. ‘Ghadar party’ in U.S.A. was formed by

(a) V. D. Savarkar

(b) Lala Har Dayal

(c) Swami Varma

(d) Raja Pratap Singh

Tomorrow: Next 10 questions

To revise [Questions 41-50] refer yesterday’s post.

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