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UPSC PRELIMS QUESTION PAPERS

2007 PRELIMS ORIGINAL GS QUESTION PAPER

1. Where is the famous Vijaya Vittala Temple, having its 56 carved pillars emitting musical notes located?
a) Belur  b) Bhadrachalam
c)Hampi d) Srirangam
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
The famous Vijaya Vittala Temple, having its 56 carved pillars emitting musical notes, located at Hampi, the capital of Vijaynagar kingdom to the region of Krishnadevaraya.  Krishnadevaraya was regarded as the greatest of all the Vijaynagar rulers.  He built the famous temples of Krishnaswami, Hazara Ramaswami  and Vitthalaswami at Hampi.
 
2. Consider the following statements:
1. Jawaharlal Nehru was in his fourth term as the Prime Minister of India at the time of his death.
2. Jawaharlal Nehru represented Rae Bareilly constituency as a Member of Parliament.
3. The first non – congress Prime Minister of India assumed the office in the year 1977.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
       a) 1 and 2    b) 3 only
      c)1 only        d) 1 and 3
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
Jawaharlal Nehru became Prime Minister in 1947 for 1st term followed by an election in 1952 for 2nd term then election took place in 1957 and he became Prime Minister for 3rd term and finally after winning 1962 elections, he became Prime Minister for the 4th term and he died in 1964.  He never represented Rae – Bareilly and in fact he represented Phulpur constituency near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.  From March 24, 1977 to July 28, 1979 Morarji Desai served as Prime Minister as head of a multiparty front, Janta Praty, India’s first non – congress government. So, statement (1) and (3) is correct.  Hence, answer is (d)
 
3. Which one of the following was the first fort constructed by the british in India?
       a) Fort William    b) Fort St. George
       c)Fort St. David   d) Fort St. Angelo
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
       (i) Fort William: Fort William was built under the supervision of Sir Charles Eyr in the year 1700.
       (ii) Fort. St. George: It is the first British fort of India, built in 1644 at the coastal city of Chennai.
      (iii) Fort St. David:  Previously, this fort was a Maratha property.  The fort was sold by the Marathas to the English         
      Indian Company in 1690.
      (iv) Fort Angelo:  It is also known as Kannur Fort.  The St. Angelo Fort of Kerala was built by the first Protuguese Viceroy Don Francisco De Alwida.  It was constructed in the year 1505.
 
  4. Consider the following statement:
      1. Robert Clive was the first Governor – General of Bengal.
      2. William Bentinck was the first Governor- General of Bengal.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
       a) 1 only              b) 2 only
       c)Both 1 and 2    d) Neither 1 nor 2
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
According to Regulating Act of 1773, Warren Hastings was the first Governor – General of Bengal.  This provision was changed through Charter Act of 1833, according to which Lord William Bentinck was made the first Governor – General of India.  Thus, the first statement is wrong and the second is correct.
 
5. Who, among the following Europeans, were the last to come to pre – independence India as traders?
       a) Dutch    b) English
       c)French   d) Portuguese
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
Time line of Europeans who came to Pre independent India as traders are:
(i)  Dutch – 1602 AD (1st factory was established in Masulipattanam in 1605 AD)
        (ii)  English – 1600 AD  (1st factory was established in 1608 in Surat)
(iii)  French – 1664 AD (1st factory was established in 1668 in Surat)
        (iv)  Protuguese – 1498 AD (1st factory was established in Cochin in 1503 AD)
 
6. The ruler of which one of the following states was removed from power by the British on the pretext of misgovernance?
      a) Awadh    b) Jhansi
      c)Nagpur   d) Satara
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
Lord Dalhousie annexed other states like Satara, Nagpur, Jhansi etc on the pretext of Doctrine of Lapse.  But Nawab Wazid Ali Shah had many children. So, Dalhousie just annexed Awadh on the pretext of Misrule in 1856.
 
7. Who, among the following, started the newspaper Shome Prakash?
      a) Dayanand Saraswati
      b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
      c) Raja Rammohan Roy
      d) Surendranath Banerjee
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
Shome Prakash, the first Bengali political paper was published by Dwarka nath Vidyabhusan in 1858 at Calcutta.  But Shome Prakash newspaper was published by Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar in 1898. Born in 1820 in Bengal, Vidyasagar’s contribution is many sided.  He worked for the upliftment of women.  His efforts that led to the Act of Widow Remarriage (1856).  After it Vidyasagar continued his reform movement, directing it against polygamy and later child marriage and finally recurred an age of consent Act in 1860 and fixed the age of consent for the consummation of marriage at 10 years for women.  It was raised to 12 by another legislation in 1891; but as census statistics show, child marriage continued to he a widely practiced social custom mong all the castes, high and low alike, well into the 20th century.  After 1870, Bengal was past its peak so far as reform movement was concerned; it was western and southern India, which were to see more activity in this direction.
 
8. At which one of the following places did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India?
    a) Ahmedabad    b) Bardoli
    c) Champaran    d) Kheda
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
At Champaran, Mahatma Gandhi first started his Satyagraha in India.  Rajkumar Shukla invited Gandhi form Lucknow and mobilization of peasanty was done by rajkumar Shukla, Saint Raut, Khendar Rai, local mahajans and traders, village Mokhtara and village school teachers such as Pir Mohammad, Harbans Sahay.  Open inquiry was start village constructoin worm.  In this movement, Rajendra Prasad, A.N.Singh, J.B. Kriplani also supported him in Champaran.  It leads to abolition of Tinkathia system, where earlier peasant had to grow indigo on 3/20 part of their land.
 
9. Which one of the following aroused a wave of population indignation that led to the amssacre by the British at       
      Jallianwala Bagh?
       a) The Arms Act      b) The Public Safery Act
       c)The Rowlatt Act   d) The Vernacular Press Act
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place on April 13, 1919. People had gathered in Jallianwala Bagh to protest against the arrest of Dr. Satyapaul and Kitchlew, during Anti – Rowlatt Act agitatino. On the Baisakhi Day of April 13, 1919 a peacefrul unarmed crowd, consisting mostly of villagers who had come for a fair and were not aware of  the ban on meeting was fired upon without any warnign and Provocation by Dyer’s troops, in Jallianwala Bagh, a park enclosed from all sides. The frutality at Jallianwala Bagh stunned the entire nation.  The response did not come immediately, but a little later.  Mahatma Gandhi withdrew the movement on april 18 calling it a ‘Himalaya blunder’.  Since then, Gandhi became extremely wary about starting movements without adequate organisational and ideological preparation.  Rabindranath Tagore, voicing the agony and anger of the nation, through a famous letter renounced his knight hood (may 30, 1919).  Gandhi returned the “Kaiser – i – Hind” medal given to him for his work during the Boer war.
 
10. Who wrote the book – “The story of the integration of the indian states”?
       a) B.N.Rao               b) C.Rajagopalachari
c)Krishna Menon          d) V.P. Menon
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
Vapal Panguni Menon, also known as V.P. Menon, was an Indian Civil Servant, who played a vital role in the partition of India and the integration of independent India, during the period 1945 – 1950.  The son of school headmaster in Kerala, Menon had begun as a clerk in the Indain Civil Service, but working assiduously hard, Menon rose through the rnaks to become the highest serving Indian officer in British India.  In 1946, he was appointed Political Reforms Commissioner to the British Viceroy.  V.P. Menon wrote the book – “The Story of the Integration of the Indian states”.
 
11. Assertion (A): According to the Wavell Plan, the number of Hindu and Muslim member in the Executive Council       
      were to be equal.
    Reason (R): Wavell thought that this arrangement would have avoided the partition of India.
    Codes:
      a)Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.
      b) Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A
      c) A is true but R is false
      d) A is false but R is true
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
Plan proposed by Wavell in Shimla conference held in 1945, is called Wavell Plan.  Under this plan, India was to be granted Dominion status in the near future.  The Indians would themselves draft the constitution.  The Hindu and the Muslim would be equally represented besides the members of the scheduled castes and depressed classes.  The position of secretary of state and the viceroy would remain the same.  The viceroy would retain his power of Veto.  But these proposals were not to be applied to the Indian states.  The plan was rejected by the Muslim league.  So Assertion (A) is correct but Reason (R) is false, hence answer (c) is correct.
 
12. Which one of the following places was associated with Acharya Vinoba Bhave’s Bhoodan Movement at the beginning of the movement?
      a) Udaygiri                b) Rapur 
     c)Pochampali            d) Venkatagiri
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
Vinoba Bhave organized Sarvodaya Samaj to bring about non – violent social transformation through land reforms with the willing cooperation of landowners.  Large landowners were persuaded to gift atleast one – sixth of their land.  On 18th April 1951, the first donation of land took place in a village called pochampalli in Telengana, Andhra Pradesh.  But it was most successful mainly in Orissa.
 
13. Who, among the following, wrote the book ‘Bahubivah’?
        a) Raja Rammohan Roy
        b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
        c) Pandita Ramabai
        d) Rabindranath Tagore
Explanation----------------------------------------------- 
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar wrote the book ‘Bahubivah’. A well – known and an active social reformer of the 19th century was Vidyasagar.  He was a Sanskrit scholar, and helped in a struggle for securing woman their rights. He opposed caste evils and priestly domination as well.  In 1850, he protested against child marriage and in 1856, in Kolkata, he supervised the first lawful widow re-marriage. He ran as many as 35 girls schools, most of them at his own expense.
 
14. The first Factory Act for restricting the working hours of women and children, and authorizing local government to make necessary rules was adopted during whose time?
        a) Lord Lytton   b) Lord Bentinck
        c)Lord Ripon     d) Lord Canning
 
15. The song ‘Amar Sonar Bangla’ written during the Swadeshi Movement of India inspired the liberation struggle of Bangladesh and was adopted as the National Anthem of Bangladesh.  Who wrote this song?
         a) Rajni Kanta Sen
         b) Dwijendralal Roy
         c) Mukunda Das
         d) Rabindranath Tagore
 
16.  Which one of the following National Highways passes through Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Orissa?
        a) NH 4       b) NH 5       c) NH 6     d) NH 7 
 
17.  In which one of the following cities is the Global Automotive Research Centre being set up?
     a) Chennai     b) Hydrebad
     c)Pune           d) Gurgaon
 
18. Consider the following statements:
1. Balaghat is known for its diamond mines.
2. Majhgawan is known for its diamond mines.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
      a) 1 only              b) 2 only
      c)Both 1 and 2   d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
 19. Which one among the following states of India has the lowest density of population?
      a) Himachal Pradesh  b) Meghalaya
      c)Arunachal Pradesh  d) Sikkim
 
20. Which one of the following rivers originates at Amarkantak?
       a) Damodar                 b) Mahnadi
       c)Narmada                  d) Tapti
 
21. Which one among the following major Indian cities is most eastward located?
       a) Hyderabad     b) Bhopal
       c)Lucknow          d) Benguluru (Bangalore) 
 
22. Out of the four southern states: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, which shares boundaries with        
       the maximum number of Indian states?
       a) Andhra Pradesh only
       b) Karnataka only
       c) Each of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
       d) Each of Tamil Nadu and Kerala
 
23. In which state is the Guru Shikhar Peak located?
        a) Rajasthan             b) Gujarat
        c)Madhya Pradesh  d) Maharashtra
 
24. Which one of the following Himalayan Passes was reopened around in the middle of the year 2006 to facilitate   
       trade between India and china?
       a) Chang La    b) Jara La
       c)Nathu La     d) Shipki La
 
25. In which one of the following districts, have large reserves of diamond – bearing kimberlite been discovered in the 
       recent past?
       a) Hoshangabad    b) Raipur
       c)Sambalpur          d) Warangal
 
26. What is the average distance (approximate) between the Sun and the Earth?
        a) 70 x 105 km
        b) 100 x 105 km
        c) 110 x 106 km
        d) 150 x 106 km
 
27. Assertion (A): River Kalindi is an east – flowing river in the sourthern part of India.
Reason (R): The Deccan Plateau is higher along its western edge and gently slopes towards the Bay of Bengal in the east.
Codes:
       a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A
       b) Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A
       c) A is true but R is false
       d) A is false but R is true
 
  28. Which one of the following is also known as Top Slip?
         a)  Simlipal National Park
         b) Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
         c) Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary
         d) Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park 
 
   29. Shahgarh area in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan was in news in the year 2006 because of which one of the 
         following?
            a) Finding high quality gas reserves 
            b) Finding uranium deposits
            c) Finding zinc deposits
            d) Installation of wind power units
 
30. Consider the following statements:
       1. In India, Red Panda is naturally found in the western Himalayas only.
       2.In India, slow Loris lives in the dense forests of the North East.
      Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
         a) 1 only             b) 2 only
         c) Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
31. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below lists:
             List I                 List II
       A. Betul              1. Indravati
       B. Jagdalpur      2. Narmada
       C. Jabalpur        3. Shipra
       D. Ujjain             4. Tapti
Codes:
    A B C D
a) 1 4 2 3
b) 4 1 2 3
c) 4 1 3 2
d) 1 4 3 2
 
32. Which one of the following is located in the Baster region?
       a) Bandhavgarh National Park
       b) Dandeli Snactuary
       c) Rajaji National Park
       d) Indravati National Park
 
33. Where are Shevory Hills located?
       a) Andhra Pradesh   b) Karnataka
       c) Kerala                     d) Tamil Nadu
 
34. Match List I with List  II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
                List I                  List II
     A. Bangkok                1. Irrawaddy
     B. Phnom – Penh     2. Mekong
     C. Hanoi                     3. Menam (Chao Phraya)
      D. Yangon                  4. Red River
Codes:
    A B C D
a) 3 2 4 1
b) 4 1 3 2
c) 3 1 4 2
d) 4 2 3 1
 
35. Consider the following statements:
        1. Either  of the two belts over the oceans at about 300 to 350N and S Latitudes is known as Horse Latitude.
        2. Horse Latitudes are low-pressure belts.
       Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
         a) 1 only            b) 2 only
         c)Both 1 and 2  d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
36. Which one among the following rivers is the longest?
        a) Amazon               b) Amur
        c)Congo                   d) Lena
 
 37.  Dalbergia species is associated with which one of the following?
          a) Cashew nut    b) Coffee
          c)Tea                  d) Rosewood
 
38. The largest coral reef in the world is found near the coast of which one of the following countries?
       a) Australia    b) Cuba
       c) Ghana        d) Philippines
 
39. Consider the following statements:
        1. The annual range of temperature is greater in the Pacific Ocean than that in the Atlantic Ocean.
        2. The annual range of temperature is greater in the Northern Hemisphere than that in the Southern Hemisphere
     Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
          a) 1 only             b) 2 only
         c)Both 1 and 2   d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
40. Through which one of the following Straits, does a tunnel connect the United Kingdom and France?
      a) Davis Strait
      b) Denmark Strait
      c) Strait of Dover
      d) Strait of Gibraltar
 
41. Where is Copacabana Beach located?
      a) Buenos Aires     b) Hawalian Islands
      c)Rio de Janeiro    d) Valletta
 
42. Which one of the following countries is planning to construct a rival of the Panama Canal to link the Pacific and      
      Atlantic Oceans?
       a) Colombia    b) Costa Rica
       c) Guatemala  d) Nicaragua
 
43. Which one of the following cities does not have the same clock time as that of the other three cities at any given instant?
       a) London (UK)
       b) Lisbon (Portugal)
       c) Accra (Ghana)
       d) Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
 
44. Assertion (A): There are no tea plantations in any African country.
         Reason(R): Tea plants need fertile soil with high humus. 
   Codes:
        a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A
        b) Both A and R are individually true and R is not the correct explanation of A
        c) A is true but R is false
        d) A is false but R is true
 
45. The Stilwell Road, built in 1940s, which was recently in news, connects which of the following?
       a) Agartala in India and yangon in Myanmar via Bangladesh
       b) Ledo in India and Kunming in China via Myanmar
       c) Kalimpong in India and Bangkok in Tibet via Bhutan 
       d) Imphal in India and Bangkok in Thailand via Myanmar
 
46. Who was the speaker of the First Lok Sabha?
       a) Hukum Singh  b) G.V.Mavalankar
       c) K.M.Munshi    d) U.N.Dhebar
 
 47. Who among the following have been the Union Finance Ministers of India?
      1. V.P.Singh       2. R.Venkataraman
      3.Y.B. Chavan    4. Pranab Mukherjee
      Select the correct answer by using the code given below:
       a) 1,2 and 3    b) 1,3 and 4
       c)2 and 4        d) 1,2,3 and 4
 
48. Assertion (A): The Council of Ministers in the Union of India is collectively responsible both to the Lok Sabha        
      and the Rajya Sabha.
     Reason (R): The member of both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha are eligible to be the Ministers of the Union Government.
Codes:
      a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.
      b) Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A
      c) A is true but R is false
      d) A is false but R is true
 
49. Consider the following statements:
       1. The Judges (Inquiry) Bill 2006 contemplates to establish a Judicial Council which will receive complaints        
        against Judge of the Supreme Court including the Chief Justice of India, High Court Chief Justice and Judges.
        2. Under the Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, a woman can file a petition before a 1st 
         Class Judicial Magistrate.
     Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
        a) 1 only              b) 2 only
        c)Both 1 and 2   d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
50. Consider the following statements:
      1.  The Chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts is appointed by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
      2. The Committee on Public Accounts comprises Members of Lok Sabha, Members of Rajya Sabha and a few  
      eminent persons of industry and trade.
     Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
       a) 1 only               b) 2 only
       c)Both 1 and 2    d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
51. Which of the following Constitution Amendment Acts seeks that the size of the Councils of Ministers at the  
      Centre and in a state must not exceed 15 percent of the total number of members in the Lok Sabha and the total 
       number of members of the Legislative Assembly of that State, respectively?
       a) 91st       b) 93rd         c) 95th        d) 97th
 
 52. Consider the following statements in respect of financial emergency under Article 360 of the Constitution of India:
1. A proclamation of financial emergency issued shall cease to operate at the expiration of two months, unless, before the expiration of that period, it has been approved by the resolution of both Houses of Parliament.
2. If any proclamation of financial emergency is on operation, it is competent for the President of India to issue directions for the reduction of salaries and allowances of all or any class of persons, serving in connection with  the affairs of the Union but excluding the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts.
        Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
                     a) 1 only                b) 2 only
                     c)Both 1 and 2     d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
53. Consider the following statements:
1. The mode of removal of a Judge of a High Court in India is same as that of removal of a Judge of the Supreme Court. 
2. After retirement from the office, a permanent Judge of a High Court cannot plead or act in any court or act in   any court or before any authority in India.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
         a) 1 only               b) 2 only
         c) Both 1 and 2     d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
 54. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the formation of the following states as full states of the Indian Union?
       a) Sikkim – Arunachal Pradesh – Nagaland – Haryana
       b)  Nagaland – Haryana – Sikkim – Arunachal Pradesh
       c) Sikkim – Haryan – Nagaland – Arunachal Pradesh
       d) Nagaland – Arunachal Pradesh – Sikkim – Haryana
 
55. Which one of the following is the correct sequence in the decreasing order of production (in million tonnes) of the 
       given food grains in India?
       a) Wheat – Rice – Pulses – Coarse cereals
       b) Rice – Wheat – Pulses – Coarse cereals
       c) Wheat – Rice – Coarse cereals – Pulses
       d) Rice – Wheat – Coarse cereals – Pulses
 
56. The National Housing Bank was set up in India as a wholly – owned subsidiary of which one of the following?
       a) State Bank of India
       b) Reserve Bank of India
       c) ICIC Bank
       d) Life Insurance Corporation of India
 
57. Which one of the following is not a member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
       a) Russia   b) Kazakhstan
       c)Ukraine  d) Uzbekistan
 
58. With reference to the steel industry in India in the recent times, consider the following statements:
        1. Vizag Steel Plant (RINL) has been declared Mini Ratna.
        2. Merger of IISCO with SAIL has been completed.
     Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
           a) 1 only            b) 2 only
           c) Both 1 and 2  d) Neither 1 nor 2
59. Which one of the following is the correct sequence in the decreasing order of contribution of different sectors to the Gross Domestic Product of India?
       a) Service – Industry – Agriculture
       b) Service – Agriculture – Industry
       c) Industry – Service – Agriculture
       d) Industry – Agriculture – Service 
 
 60. MCA – 21 is major initiative taken up by the Government of India in which one of the following areas?
       a) Foreign direct investment in India
       b) Attracting international tourists
       c) E – Governance
       d) Modernization of airports 
 
  61. Consider the following statements:
1. The repo rate is the rate at which other banks borrow from the Reserve Bank of India.
2. A value of 1 for Gini Coefficient in a country implies that there is perfectly equal income for everyone in its population.
       Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
             a) 1 only              b) 2 only
             c)Both 1 and 2    d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
 62. Consider the following statements:
1. The nation – wide scheme of the National Child Labour Projects (NCLP) is run by the Union Ministry of  Social Justice and Empowerment.
2. Gurupadswamy Committee dealt with the issues of child labour.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct?
            a) 1 only             b) 2 only
            c)Both 1 and 2    d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
  63. Consider the following statements:
1. China has the observer’s status at the SOUth Asian Association for Regional Corporation.
2. India has the Observer’s status at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
            a) 1 only           b) 2 only
            c)Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
64. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the code given below the lists:
                         List I                                   List II
      (Aluminium Company)                 (Location)
     A. BALCO                                         1. Hirakud
     B. HINDALCO                                2. Korba
     C. Indian Aluminium Company  3. Koraput
     D.NALCO                                         4. Renukoot
Codes:
   A B C D
a) 3 1 4 3
b) 2 4 1 3
c) 3 4 1 2
d) 2 1 4 3
 
65. Tarapore Committee was associated with which one of the following?
        a) Special Economic Zones
        b) Fuller capital account convertibility
        c) Foreign exchanges reserves
        d) Effect of oil – prices on the Indian economy
 
66. Who, among the following, served as the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund?
       a) Ashok Lahiri             b) Sumantra Ghoshal
       c) Saumitra Chaudhari  d) Raghuram Rajan
 
67. Participatory Notes (PNs) are associated with which one of the following?
        a) Consolildated Fund of India
        b) Foreign Institutional Investors
        c) United Nations Development Programme
        d) Kyoto Protocol
 
  68. Consider the following statements:
1. If magenta and yellow coloured circles intersect, the intersected area will have red colour.
2. If cyan and magenta coloured circles intersect, the intersected area will have blue colour.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
           a) 1 only              b) 2 only
          c) Both 1 and 2   d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
 69. Which one of the following non- metals is not a poor conductor of electricity?
       a) Sulphur   b) Selenium
       c)Bromine   d) Phosphorus
 
 70. Which one of the following types of glass can cut off ultraviolet rays?
        a) Soda glass   b) Pyrex glass
        c) Jena glass    d) Crookes glass
 
71. Consider the following statements:
1. A flute of smaller length produces waves of lower frequency.
2. Sound travels in rocks in the form of longitudinal elastic waves only.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
        a) 1 only             b) 2 only
        c)Both 1 and 2   d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
 72. Four wires of same material and of dimensions as mentioned below are stretched by a load of same magnitude separately. Which one of them will be elongated maximum?
         a) Wire of 1m length and 2mm diameter
         b) Wire of 2 m length and 2 mm diameter
         c) Wire of 3 m length and 1.5 mm diameter
         d) Wire of 1 m length and 1 mm diameter
 
73. Assertion (A): A jet aircraft moving at match number equal to 1 travels faster at an altitude of 15 km than while  moving at match number equal to 1 near the sea level.
      Reason (R): The velocity of sound depends on the temperature of the surrounding medium.
  Codes:
       a) Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A
       b) Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A
       c) A is true but R is false
       d) A is false but R is true
 
74. Which of the following types of light are strongly absorbed by plants?
       a)  Violet  and orange
       b) Blue and red
       c) Indigo and Yellow
       d) Yellow and violet
 
 75. Three identical vessels A, B and C are filled with water, mercury and kerosene respectively up to an equal height. The three vessels are provided with identical taps at eh bottom of the vessels. If the three taps are opened simultaneously, then which vessel is emptied first?
        a) Vessel B
        b) All the vessels A, B and C will be emptied simultaneously
        c) Vessel A
        d) Vessel C
 
76. Which one of the following does not contain silver?
          a) Horn silver b) German silver
          c) Ruby silver d) Lunar Caustic
 
77. Which one among the following is called philosopher’s wool?
       a) Zinc bromide    b) Zinc nitrate
       c)Zinc oxide         d) Zinc chloride
 
78. Which one of the following parts of the pitcher plant becomes modified into a pitcher?
         a)  Stem       b) Leaf
         c) Stipule     d) Petiole
 
 79. In the human body, which structure is the appendix attached to?
        a) The large intestine
        b) The small intestine
        c) The gall bladder
        d) The stomach
 
80. Which one of the following is the correct sequence in the order of decreasing length of the three structural parts, given below, of small intestine in the human body?
         a) Jejunum – Duodenum – Ileum
         b) Ileum – Duodenum – Jejunum
         c) Jejunum – Ileum – Duodenum
         d) Ileum – Jejunum – Duodenum
 
81. In human body, which one of the following hormone regulates blood calcium and phosphate?
       a) glucagon                    b) growth hormone
       c)Parathyroid hormone d) Thyroxine
 
82. How do most insects respire?
       a) Through skin    b) Through gills
       c) By lungs           d) By tracheal system
 
83. In human beings, normally in which one of the following parts, does the sperm fertilize the ovum?
       a) Cervix                           b) Fallopian tube
       c) Lower part of uterus     d)Upper part of uterus
 
84. Which one of the following parts of human brain is the regulating centre for swallowing and vomiting?
       a) Cerebellum                b) Cerebrum
       c) Medulla oblongata    d) Pons
 
85. Production of which one of the following is a function of the liver?
        a) Lipase     b) Urea
        c) Mucus     d) Hydrochloric acid
 
86. Which one of the following is not a digestive enzyme in the human system?
       a) Trypsin    b) Gastrin
       c)Ptyalin      d) Pepsin
 
87. Who, among the following is considered as the inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW)?
        a) Edward Kasner              b) Bill Gates
        c)Tim Berners – Lee          d) Vinod Dham
 
88. Which of the following types is used by Computed Tomography employed for visualization of the internal structure of human body?
        a) X – rays                     b) Sound waves
        c) Magnetic resonance   d) Radio – isotopes
 
89. Which one of the following is another name of RDX?
       a) Cyanohydrin       b) Dextran
       c) Cyclohexane       d) Cyclonite
 
90. Consider the following statements:
1. In November, 2006, DRDO successfully conducted the interception test using Prithvi – II missile.
2. Prithvi – II is a surface – to – surface missile and can be deployed to guard te metros against air attacks.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
                a) 1 only                  b) 2 only
                c)Both 1 and 2        d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
91. NASA’s Deep Impact space mission was employed to take detailed pictures of which comet nucleus?
                 a) Halley’s Comet      b) Hale – Bopp
                 c)Hyakutake               d) Tempel – 1
 
92. Robert Webster is known for his work associated with which one of the following?
               a) Cardiology        b) Influenza virus
               c)HIV/AIDS         d) Alzheimer
 
93. Where was the first conference of the ‘Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs’ held in the year 1957?
        a) Minnowbrook (USA)
        b) Rhode Island (USA)
        c) Nova Scotia (Canada)
        d) Nagasaki (Japan)
 
94. What is the Galileo Project which has been in news recently?
          a) An inter – country programme of missile shield developed by the United States of America.
          b) A project developed by India with assistance from Canada.
          c) An environmental protection project being developed by Japan 
          d) A multi – satellite navigation project being developed by the European Union
 
95. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
                      List I                          List II
                   (Person)                   (Known As)
         A. John C. Mather        1. Co – founder of Microsoft
         B. Michael Griffin        2. Space Walker
         C. Paul G. Allen            3. Administrator of NASA
         D. Piers Sellers             4. Nobel Prize winnder, 2006 in Physics
Codes:
   A B C D
a) 4 1 3 2
b) 2 3 1 4
c) 4 3 1 2
d) 2 1 3 4
 
96. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
        a) Cosmic Background Explorer
        (COBE) : Satellite Programme   
         b) Falcon :Under – sea Cable system
         c) Discovery : Space shuttle
         d) Atlantis : Space station
 
97. If all the numbers from 501 to 700 are written, what is the total number of times does the digit 6 appear?
        a) 138          b) 139         c) 140          d) 141
 
98. In how many maximum different ways can 3 identical balls be placed in the 12 squares (each ball to be placed in the exact centre of the squares and only one ball is to be placed in one square) shown in the figure given above such that they do not lie along the same straight line?
    a) 144         b) 200            c) 204        d) 216
 
99. Six faces of a cube are numbered from 1 to 6, each face carrying one different number.  Further, 
        1. The face 2 is opposite to the face 6
        2. The face 1 is opposite to the face 5
        3. The face 3 is between the face 1 and the face 5
        4. The face 4 is adjacent to the face 2
        Which one of the following is correct?
                 a) The face 2 is adjacent to the face 3
                 b) The face 6 is between the face 2 and the face 4
                 c) The face 1 is between the face 5 and the face 6
                 d) None of the above
 
100. (Each small circle represents a different station) what is the maximum number of the different paths that exist between the station A and the station B?
       a) 28               b) 31            c) 33            d) 35
 
101. A person has to completely put each of three liquids : 403 litres of petrol, 465 litres of diesel and 496 litres of Mobil Oil in bottles of equal size without mixing any of the above three types of liquies such that each bottle is completely filled. What  is the least possible number of bottles required?
           a) 34             b) 44            c) 46           d) None of these
 
102. Amit has five friends : 3 girls and 2 boys.  Amit’s wife also has 5 friends: 3 boys and 2 girls.  In how many maximum number of different ways can they invite 2 boys and 2 girls such that two of them are Amit’s friends and two are his wife’s?
          a) 24        b) 38           c) 46              d) 58
 
103.  Five balls of different colours are to be placed in three different boxes such that any box contains at least one ball.  What is the maximum number of different ways in which this can be done?
            a) 90          b) 120            c) 150            d) 180
 
104. All the six letters of the name SACHIN are arranged to form different words without repeating any letter in any one word. The words so formed are then arranged as in a dictionary. What will be the position of the word SACHIN in that sequence?
        a) 436         b) 590            c) 601             d) 751
 
105. Three dice (each having six faces with each face having one number from 1 to 6) are rolled.  What is the number of possible outcomes such that at least one dice shows the number 2?
             a) 36              b) 81               c) 91             d) 116
 
106. A train completes a journey with a few stoppages in between at an average speed of 40 km/h.  if the train had not stopped anywhere, it would have completed the journey at an average speed of 60 km/h.  on a average, how many minutes per hour does the train stop during the journey?
                      a) 20 minutes per hour
                      b) 18 minutes per hour
                      c) 15 minutes per hour
                      d) 10 minutes per hour
 
107. The average salary of 100 employees in an office is Rs. 16,000 per month.  The management decided to raise salary of every employee by 5% but stopped a transport allowance of Rs. 800 per month, which was paid earlier to every employee.   What will be the average monthly salary?
         a) Rs. 16,000      b) Rs. 16,500
         c)Rs. 16,800       d) Cannot be known since data are insufficient
 
108. Amit starts from a point A and walks to another point B, and then returns from B by his car and thus takes a total times of 6 hours and 45 minutes.  If he had driven both ways in his car, he would have taken 2 hours less. How long would it take for him to walk both ways?
                      a) 7 h 45 min       b) 8 h 15 min
                      c)8 h 30 min        d) 8 h 45 min
 
109. A and B can complete work together in 5 days. If A works at twice his speed and B at half of his speed, this work can be finished in 4 days.  How many days would it take for A alone to complete the job?
                         a) 10           b) 12           c) 15          d) 18
 
110.Groups, each containing 3 boys, are to be formed out of 5 boys – A, B, C, D and E such that no group can contain both C and D together.  What is the maximum number of such different groups?
                           a) 5             b) 6             c) 7              d) 8
 
111. Each of the 3 persons is to be given some identical items such that product of the numbers of items received by each of the three persons is equal to 30.  In how many maximum different ways can this distribution be done?
                            a) 21               b) 24               c) 27             d) 33
 
112. 6 equidistant vertical lines are drawn on a board.  6 equidistant horizontal lines are also drawn on the board cutting the 6 vertical lines, and the distance between any two consecutive horizontal lines is equal to that between any two consecutive vertical lines. What is the maximum number of squares thus formed?
                              a) 37                b) 55             c) 126            d) 225
 
  113.  In the figure shown below, what is the maximum number of different ways in which 8 identicla balls can be placed in the small triangles 1,2,3 and 4 such that each triangles contains at least one ball?
 a) 32     b) 35          c) 44             d) 56
 
114. Who was Leander Paes’s partner when he won Doubles Final in the US Open Tennis Tournament, 2006?
           a) Max Mirnyi      b) Martin Damm
           c)Bob Bryan         d) Mike Bryan
 
115. Which of the following countries signed the Tshwane Declaration in October, 2006?
              a) China and South Africa
               b) India and South Africa
               c) South Africa and Botswana
               d) Saudi Arabia and South Africa
 
116. Recently, the European union and other six countries including India signed the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Project.  Which one ot the following was not a signatory to it?
                 a) Canada           b) China     c) Japan       d) USA
 
117. Consider the following statements:
1. Republicans won the majority in the US House of Representative Elections held in the year 2006.
2. Republican Bobby Jindal, won a seat in the US House of Representatives for the second time.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
                      a) 1 only             b) 2 only
                      c)Both 1 and 2    d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
118. What is the broad area in which the Nobel Prize winners for the year 2006 in Physiology or Medicine, worked to get the Prize?
         a) Prevention of weakening due to ageing
         b) Flow of genetic information
         c) Immunology and disease resistance
         d) Adult stem cell research
 
119. Which one of the following pairs of countries joined the European Union in January, 2007?
       a) Bulgaria and Romania
       b) Bulgaria and Belgium
       c) Romania and Slovenia
       d) Hungary and Croatia
 
120. Which one of the following organizations won the Award for Science and Technology (S&T) Innovations for Rural Development, 2006?
             a) CLRI         b) IARI      c) NDDB     d) NDRI
 
121. Parimarjan Negi has excelled in which one of the following games?
           a) Billiards         b) Swimming
           c) Chess             d) Weight – lifting
 
122. With reference to the international meetings held in the year 2006, which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?
         1. NAM Summit                                  : Havana
         2. APEC Meetin                                  : Bangkok
         3. EU – India Summit                       : Helsinki
         4. UN Climate Change Conference : Geneva
Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:
        a) 1 only        b) 1 and 3
        c)1,2 and 3     d) 2,3 and 4
 
123. For which one of the following books did Kiran Desai won the Man Booker Prize 2006?
          a) The Secret River
          b) In the Country of Men
          c) The Inheritance of Loss
          d) Mother’s Milk
 
124. Which one of the following countries recently upgraded its defence agency to a full defence ministry?
         a) Italy            b) Japan
         c)Switzerland d) Poland
 
125. Who, among the following was chosen as the FIFA Worlds Player of the Year for the year 2006?
          a) Zinedince Zidane    b) Fabio Cannavaro
          c)Ronaldinho               d) Thierry Henry
 
126. In the latter half of the year 2006, in which one of the following countries did a military coup take place?
           a) Cambodia     b) Laos
           c)Thailand        d) Vietnam
 
127. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
        a) William Dickson : Motion Picture film
        b) Charles Babbage : Programmable computer
        c) Nicholas Stern : Construction technology
        d) Brian Greene : String theory
 
128. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
                   List I                         List II
              (Company)           (Major Area / Product)
        A. Chevron                  1. Wind energy
        B. AT & T                     2. Oil
        C. AMD                         3. Telephone, Internet
        D. Enercon GmbH      4. Microprocessor
Codes:
   A B C D
a) 2 1 4 3
b) 4 3 2 1
c) 2 3 4 1
d) 4 1 2 3
 
129. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
      a) T.S.Krishnamurthy   : Former Chief Election 
                                              Commissioner of India
      b) K.C. Pant                   : Chairman, Tenth Finance  Commission of India
      c) A.M. Khusro              : Former Chairman, Union 
                                                 Public Service Commission
      d) R.C. Lahoti                : Former Chief Justice of India
 
130. Which one of the following cities has been the venue of the Asian Games for the maximum number of times from the year 1951 to the year 2006?
                a) Delhi              b) Bangkok          c) Tokyo      d) Beijing
 
131. Where are the headquarters of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) located?
        a) Dubai             b) Jeddah
        c)Islamabad       d) Ankara
 
 132. Match List I and List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
                        List I                                 List II
                    (Person)                           (Known As)
        A. Bhajan Sopori             1. Bharatnatyam dancer
        B. Birju Maharaj              2. Exponent of Santoor
       C. Priyadarshini Govind  3. Mridnagam maestro
       D. T.V.Gopala Krishnan  4. Kathak dancer
Codes:
   A B C D
a) 2 1 4 3
b) 3 1 4 2
c) 2 4 1 3
d) 3 4 1 2
 
133. How is Steve Fossett known as?
         a) As a crocodile hunter
         b) For completing the longest nonstop flight around the globe
         c) For swimming across Atlantic Ocean
         d) For climbing to Mt. Everest without any co – climber
 
134. Basel II relates to which one of the following?
          a) International standards for safety in civil aviation 
          b) Measures against cyber crimes
          c) Measures against drug abuse by sports persons
          d) International standards for measuring the adequacy of a bank’s capital
 
135. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
                   List I                                List II
             (Person)                      (Position / Organization)
           A. Nancy Pelosi            1. W T O
           B. Margaret Chan        2. Speakers, U.S. House of Representatives
         C. Pascal Lamy               3. W H O
         D. Steve Ballmer            4. Microsoft
Codes:
   A B C D
a) 2 1 3 4
b) 4 3 1 2
c) 2 3 1 2
d) 4 1 3 2
 
136. Consider the following statements:
1.In the year 2006, India successfully tested a full – fledged cryogenic stage in rocketry
2. After USA, Russia and China, India is the only country to have acquired the capability for use of cryogenic stage in rocketry.Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
       a) 1 only           b) 2 only
       c)Both 1 and 2 d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
137. Raghu Rai is well – known for which one of the following areas?
         a) Research in Mathematics
         b) Photography
         c) Water harvesting
         d) Pollution control
 
138. Who among the following is Chile’s first woman President?
        a) D. Ortega  b) M Bachelet
        c)E.Morales  d) A. Garcia
 
139. What was the purpose of the Operation Sukoon launched by the Government of India?
         a) Helping Indonesia in its efforts to rehabilitate the victims of earthquake in that country
         b) Evacuating the Indian Nationals from Lebanon during the conflict in the Middle East
         c) Assisting United Nations in its efforts to help the civil war victims in the Darfur region of North Africa
         d) Providing a relief package to farmers after a spate of suicides by other farmers in Andhra Pradesh
  
140. Who among the following wrote the book – Ayodhya : 6 December, 1992?
         a) Chandra Shekhar
         b) P.V. Narasimha Rao
         c) Jaswant Singh
         d) Arun Shourie
 
141. Who among the following bowlers have taken more than 500 wickets in Test Cricket?
1.Wasim Akram
2. Richard Hadlee
3. Glen McGrath
4. Courtney Walsh
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
a) 1 and 2        b) 3 and 4
c)1,2  and 3     d) 1,2,3 and 4
 
142. Match List I with List II and select answer using the codes given below the Lists:
                            List I               List II
                       (Person)               (Company)
        A. Vishwapti Trivedi      1. Essar Group
        B. Tulsi R. Tanti             2. Info Edge India (which runs 
                                                     naukri.com)
        C. Shashi Ruia                3. Indian (Indian Airlines)
        D. S. Bikhchandani         4. Suzlon Energy
Codes:
   A B C D
a) 2 4 1 3
b) 3 1 4 2
c) 2 1 4 3
d) 3 4 1 2 
 
143. Consider the following statements:
1.North Atlantic Co-operation Council (NACC) is the name of the new organization which has replaced the North Atlantic Treaty Organizatoin (NATO).
2. The United States of America and the United Kingdom became the members of the NATO when it was formed in the year 1949.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
        a) 1 only            b) 2 only 
        c)Both 1 and 2  d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
144. Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Prize winner from Kenya is known for her contribution to which one of the following?
           a) Journalism
           b) International economics
           c) Sustainable development
           d) Child development
 
145. How is Gabriel Garcia Marquez well known as?
          a) Known for research in agriculture
          b) A renowned football coach
          c) A great writer who won the Nobel Prize for literature 
          d) Known for research in railway engineering
 
146.  The Pulitzer Prize is associated with which one of the following?
         a) Environmental protection
         b) Olympic Games
         c) Journalism
         d) Civil Aviation
 
147. Near the end of the year 2006, which one of the following countries was suspended from the Common wealth after a military coup?
       a) Kenya   b) Myanmar
       c)Fiji         d) Tanzania
 
148. Consider the following statements:
1.The series of the International paper sizes is base on A0 size whose area is 0.5 m2 (approximately)
2. The area of A4 size paper is 1/8 th of that of the A0 size paper
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
           a) 1 only              b) 2 only
           c)Both 1 and 2   d) Neither 1 nor 2
 
  149. Match List I and List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the Lists:
               List I                          List II
               (Writer)                       (Book)
        A. V.S. Naipaul             1. The Siege of Krishnapur
        B. Salman Rushdie        2. In a Free State
        C. Paul Scott                  3. Midnight’s Children
        D. J.G. Farrell                4. Staying On
Codes:
   A B C D
a) 2 3 4 1
b) 4 1 2 3
c) 2 1 4 3
d) 4 3 2 1
 
150. Match List I with List Ii and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the Lists:
                    List I                                  List II
                (Eminent Person)              (Known As)
        A. Bhanu Bharti                     1. Music Composer
        B. Mike Pandey                      2. Poet and litterateur
        C. Mohd. Zahur Khayyam      3. Theatre director
        D.Vinda Karandikar                4. Wildlife flim maker
Codes:
    A B C D
a) 1 4 3 2
b) 3 2 1 4
c) 1 2 3 4
d) 3 4 1 2

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