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General Knowledge:

1. The maximum number of goals scored by India in the history of international hockey tournaments were in 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles when it beat USA by—
(A) 26–0
(B) 24–1 
(C) 22–0
(D) 20–0

2. When was the Jawahar Rozgar Yojna launched ?
(A) 1985
(B) 1987
(C) 1989
(D) 1991

3. The cause for the Tsunami, as deduced by the seismologists, is—
(A) gravitational pull of the moon
(B) low pressure trough in the ocean
(C) deformation of sea floor and vertical displacement of water
(D) sudden change in the monsoon wind

4. Eden Garden (Kolkata) is associated with—
(A) Basket Ball
(B) Football
(C) Cricket
(D) Hockey

5. Which one of the following states of India records the highest sexratio ?
(A) Kerala
(B) Karnataka
(C) Meghalaya
(D) Tamilnadu

6. Major fishing grounds are found in—
(A) Northern Hemisphere
(B) Southern Hemisphere
(C) Eastern Hemisphere
(D) Western Hemisphere

7. When was the first National Forest Policy issued by the Government of India ?
(A) 1952
(B) 1940
(C) 1942
(D) 1999

8. Which one of the following is not a HYV of wheat ?
(A) Sonalika
(B) Ratna
(C) Kalyan Sona
(D) Girija

9. What is the maximum Water Vapour content in the atmosphere ?
(A) 2 to 3 per cent
(B) 3 to 4 per cent
(C) 4 to 5 per cent
(D) 5 to 6 per cent

10. Who is the first Asian to become the Head of the prestigious Trinity College of Cambridge University ?
(A) Amartya Sen
(B) Mahendra Chaudhary
(C) Nirod C. Chaudhary
(D) Ketaki Mushari Dyson

11. Who gave the concept of ‘Total Revolution’ ?
(A) Jayaprakash Narayan
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Karl Marx
(D) Lenin

12. The first mid-term elections for Lok Sabha were held in—
(A) 1962
(B) 1971
(C) 1977
(D) 1980

13. Who declared as his ultimate aim the wiping of every tear from every eye ?
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) Gandhiji
(C) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(D) Sardar Patel

14. Japan’s Parliament is known as—
(A) Diet
(B) Dail
(C) Yuan
(D) Shora

15. The convention that “once a speaker always a speaker” is followed in—
(A) UK
(C) France
(D) India

16. The headquarters of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is at—
(A) New York
(B) Paris
(C) Geneva
(D) Rome

17. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former Indian President, received the prestigious Bharat Ratna award in the year—
(A) 1992
(B) 1995
(C) 1997
(D) 1998

18. The Indian actor who played a prominent role in the Hollywood production : “The Ghost and The Darkness” is—
(A) Om Puri
(B) Naseeruddin Shah
(C) Amitabh Bachchan
(D) Anil Kapoor

19. Reserve Bank of India was nationalised in—
(A) 1947
(B) 1948
(C) 1949
(D) 1951

20. PSLV stands for—
(A) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
(B) Polish Satellite Launch Vehicle
(C) Perfect Satellite Launching Verifier
(D) Preparatory Satellite Launching Vehicle

21. Indira Gandhi Cup is associated with—
(A) Basketball
(B) Football
(C) Boxing
(D) Cricket

22. Who is the author of the novel ‘DEVDAS’ ?
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
(C) Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
(D) Munshi Premchand

23. Nano technology deals with objects with dimensions in the range of—
(A) 10–3 m
(B) 10–6 m
(C) 10–9 m
(D) 10–12 m

24. The moon is showing its same face to the earth because—
(A) It is not rotating about its own axis
(B) Its rotation and revolution are opposite
(C) Its periods of rotation and revolution are the same
(D) Its rotation is faster than its revolution

25. Devaluation of currency leads to—
(A) expansion of export trade
(B) contraction of import trade
(C) expansion of import substitution
(D) All of the above

26. Open market operations of RBI refer to buying and selling of—
(A) Commercial bills
(B) Foreign exchange
(C) Gold
(D) Government bonds

27. Which is not the objective of Public Procurement and Distribution system followed by Indian Government ?
(A) Maintain price stability through creation of butter stocks
(B) Protect the interests of both consumers and poor farmers
(C) Control the production of food grains
(D) Reduce personal and regional inequality in the distribution

28. Where is the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade located ?
(A) New Delhi
(B) Hyderabad
(C) Mumbai
(D) Ahmedabad

29. The National Institute for Agricultural Marketing is located at—
(A) Jaipur
(B) New Delhi
(C) Nagpur
(D) Hyderabad

30. Per capita income is obtained by dividing National Income by—
(A) Total population of the country
(B) Total working population
(C) Area of the country
(D) Volume of capital used

31. The currency of Thailand is—
(A) Bhat
(B) Rupiah
(C) Yuan
(D) Yen

32. World Bank helps countries with loans for the purpose of—
(A) reconstruction and development
(B) stimulating private investment
(C) tackling foreign exchange crisis
(D) meeting deficits in government budget

33. In Indian agriculture, the period from July to October-November is called—
(A) Rabi season
(B) Kharif season
(C) Pre-kharif season
(D) Slack season

34. Token privatisation or deficit privatisation of public sector units occur when the government sells—
(A) 5% of shares
(B) 10% of shares
(C) 15% of shares
(D) 20% of shares

35. The Narasimham Committee (1991) on financial reforms proposed for establishment of a—
(A) Four tier hierarchy of the Banking structure
(B) Three tier hierarchy of the Banking structure
(C) Two tier hierarchy of the Banking structure
(D) Unified control by the apex institutions

36. The Planning Commission of India was constituted in the year—
(A) 1942
(B) 1947
(C) 1950
(D) 1955

37. Who is the guardian of Fundamental Rights enumerated in Indian Constitution ?
(A) Supreme Court
(B) Parliament
(C) Constitution
(D) President

38. The Sarkaria Commission was appointed to review the question of—
(A) Centre/state relations
(B) Legislative problems
(C) Union territories’ problems
(D) Tribal areas

39. The Judges of the High Court hold office—
(A) during the pleasure of the Chief Justice of India
(B) till they have attained 62 years of age
(C) till they have attained 65 years of age
(D) as long as they desire

40. The United Nations officially came into existence on—
(A) January 1, 1942
(B) October 3, 1944
(C) October 24, 1945
(D) June 26, 1945

41. The English Crown is an example of—
(A) Real executive
(B) Quasi-real executive
(C) Nominal executive
(D) Nominated executive

42. The annual report of the UPSC is submitted to—
(A) The President
(B) The Supreme Court
(C) The Prime Minister
(D) The Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission

43. In ends and means relationship, Gandhiji believed—
(A) Means become good if they serve the end
(B) Means and ends are watertight compartments
(C) Means determine the end
(D) End is everything, no matter what or how the means are

44. The ‘Speaker’s vote’ in the Lok Sabha is called—
(A) Casting vote
(B) Sound vote
(C) Direct vote
(D) Indirect vote

45. Which part of the Indian Constitution deals with ‘Fundamental Rights’ ?
(A) Part I
(B) Part II
(C) Part III
(D) Part IV

46. Which is the Greek classic that Gandhi translated into Gujarati ?
(A) Plato’s Republic
(B) Dialogues of Plato
(C) Aristotle’s Politics
(D) Aristotle’s Nicomachian Ethics

47. To be a regional party, the minimum percentage of votes, that a party needs to secure in any election is—
(A) 2%
(B) 3%
(C) 4%
(D) 5%

48. How many Fundamental Duties are in the Indian Constitution ?
(A) Eleven
(B) Nine
(C) Twenty
(D) Twelve

49. Indian Penal Code came into operation in—
(A) 1858
(B) 1860
(C) 1859
(D) 1862

50. The First Viceroy and Governor-General of British India was—
(A) Lord Dalhousie
(B) Sir John Lawrence
(C) Warren Hastings
(D) Lord Canning


General English:


Directions—(Q. 1–10) Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it. Certain words are given in boldto help you to locate them while answering some of the questions.

Politicians and generals talk of military strategies and manoeuvers but something completely different is needed. Stability will come only when economic opportunities exist, when youth can find jobs and support families rather than seeking their livelihood in violence. Peace can only be achieved with a withdrawal of foreign troops, sanctions and peace-keepers and the arrival of jobs, productive farms and factories, healthcare and schools. Repeatedly the fragile peace in impoverished countries has broken down because of the lack of economic follow-up. Despite promises of aid, the actual record of international aid to post war reconstruction is deficient.

Once the war ends agencies involved in post war relief efforts fail to understand how to start or restart economic development in a low income setting. They squander time, surplus aid funds and opportunities because they are not familiar with local conditions and do not under-stand their point of view. There are distinct phases of outside help to end a conflict. In the first phase focus is on providing food, water, shelter and medicine to refugees i.e., humani-tarian. In the second, emphasis is on the refugees returning home while in the last phase long term investments and strengthening of courts is the main focus.

However once a conflict is over aid agencies sanctioned by the World Bank send study groups instead of requisite personnel. There is a gap of several years before moving from humanitarian relief to economic deve-lopment. By the time such help arrives the war has restarted. It is possible to restart economic develop-ment through targeted ‘quick impact’ initiatives. Most economies in post conflict countries are based on agri-culture. Providing free packages of seeds, fertilizers and low cost equip-ment quickly will ensure that former soldiers will return to their farms and establish their livelihood. But the window of opportunity closes quickly and one has to implement these measures almost immediately.

1. Which of the following is a reason, post conflict reconstruc-tion efforts have failed ?
(A) Aid organizations do not understand issues from the pers-pective of the poor
(B) Rapid economic develop-ment in low income countries
(C) World Bank studies are not valid
(D) International aid organiza-tions become too involved in reconstruction efforts
(E) None of these

2. Where does the problem lie in implementing post war relief measures ?
(A) Aid agencies fail to study the situation
(B) Economic development measures are too rapid
(C) Focus on economic deve-lopment not humanitarian aid
(D) Lack of funds to implement programmes
(E) Lack of essential and quali-fied personnel

3. According to the author how can political stability be achieved ?
(A) Increasing the number of foreign troops in areas of conflict
(B) Depending more on foreign aid
(C) Following recommendations given by the World Bank
(D) Providing economic oppor-tunities
(E) None of these

4. Which of the following is not true in the context of the pas-sage ?
(A) Focus in the first phase of a war is on providing humani-tarian aid
(B) Sanctions are not a means to ensure peace
(C) Adequate time must be taken to plan and implement quick impact strategies
(D) Providing employment to the younger generation will prevent wars
(E) Focus on delivering justice through courts should be in the last phase of conflict aid

5. How can economic development be restarted in an impoverished country ?
(A) Long term studies should be commissioned
(B) Retaining soldiers in the army to ensure law and order
(C) Restrict number of aid agencies to avoid waste
(D) Focusing on agricultural ini-tiatives
(E) Deploying peace keepers in the country

6. What is the benefit of ‘quick impact’ aid ?
(A) Soldiers earn income from the army and their farms
(B) Providing alternate liveli-hood to soldiers before war can restart
(C) Free land is given to soldiers
(D) Price of equipment is low
(E) None of these

Directions—(Q. 7 and 8) Choose the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

7. exist
(A) live 
(B) fit
(C) create 
(D) occur
(E) survive

8. squander
(A) lavish 
(B) spend
(C) displace 
(D) lose
(E) misuse

Directions—(Q. 9 and 10) Choose the word which is most opposite in meaning of the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

9. fragile
(A) weak 
(B) lasting
(C) long 
(D) strong
(E) unstable

10. deficient
(A) surplus 
(B) valued
(C) short 
(D) secure
(E) repaired

Directions—(Q. 11–15) Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions given below it—
A. Strict obedience to these rules is called discipline.
B. In the same way, a society where rules are not followed cannot survive for long.
C. Only then a society can be run in an orderly fashion.
D. A society can exist properly only when men living in it agree upon certain rules of conduct.
E. For example, if the people on the road do not obey traffic rules there will be complete disorder and con-fusion.
F. Students must obey their teachers, children their parents, citizens the laws and so on and so forth.

11. Which of the following is the fifth sentence ?
(A) A 
(B) B
(C) C 
(D) E
(E) F

12. Which of the following is the sixth (Last) sentence ?
(A) A 
(B) B
(C) C 
(D) D
(E) E

13. Which of the following is the second sentence ?
(A) A 
(B) B
(C) C 
(D) D
(E) E

14. Which of the following is the first sentence ?
(A) A 
(B) B
(C) C 
(D) D
(E) E

15. Which of the following is the third sentence ?
(A) A 
(B) B
(C) C 
(D) E
(E) F

Directions—(Q. 16–20) Pick out the most effective word from among the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully com-plete.

16. She did not like to…………her decision like a dictator on her subordinates.
(A) divulge 
(B) prompt
(C) enforce 
(D) deploy
(E) make

17. People unfortunately………that money brings happiness.
(A) assume 
(B) deny
(C) object 
(D) rely
(E) conscious

18. The public have………a protest against the new rules of the budget.
(A) organize
(B) demonstrated
(C) compiled
(D) pursued
(E) launched

19. Sarojini Naidu will always be remembered for her……… to the national cause.
(A) blessing
(B) involvement
(C) pursuit
(D) dedication
(E) command

20. Poverty has to be………and the basic necessities of life should be made available to everyone.
(A) destroyed 
(B) eliminated
(C) finished 
(D) magnified
(E) considered