General Studies : Mock Test 5 for UPSC Civil Services (Preliminary Examination)

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“Out of the following given statements bring out the correct statements about Warsaw Pact”


1.In which of the following Biochar is used?
(A)Oral Rehydration
(B)Drinking water filters
(C)Carbon capture and storage
(D)Environment Friendly Fuel
(E)As herbal medicine for gastric problems

2.Arrange the following events in correct Chronological Order:
1. Korean War 2. Berlin Blockade 3. Cuban Missile Crisis 4.starting of Vietnam War 5. Soviet war in Afghanistan

3.Out of the following given statements bring out the correct statements:
1. It was a Soviet reply to the West’s expansion of NATO
2. Czechoslovakia was the first country which formally withdrew from Warsaw pact
3. Czechoslovak President, Václav Havel played and important role in dissolution of the Warsaw Pact.
(A)1 only is correct
(B)2 only is correct
(C)1 & 2 are correct
(D)1 & 3 are correct
(E)all are correct

4.Bring out the incorrect match:
(A)BWSL : Manufacturing
(B)IGMDP : Defense
(C)NSSK – Child Care
(D)INCOIS – Oceanology
(E)MSME – Industry

5.Consider the following awards:
1. Mussabini Medal 2.Eddie Robinson Award 3. Walter Payton Award 4. Golden Whistle Award 5. Bronze Bails Award
How many of them are given to umpires ?

6.Who among the following was leader of the Opposition between 1998 and 2004 in Rajya Sabha?
(A)Jairam Ramesh
(B)Man Mohan Singh
(C)Ghulam Nabi Azad
(D)Arjun Singh
(E)Shivraj Patil

7.Arrange the following events related to First Anglo Maratha war in correct chronological order:
1. Battle of Wadgaon 2. Treaty of Purandar 3. Treaty of Surat 4. Treaty of Salbai

8.Which of the following dates was observed by Muslim League as “Pakistan Day” which resulted in large scale massacres, burning of houses, loots, rapes, and other violence?
(A)August 16, 1976
(B)January 21, 1947
(C)March 27, 1947
(D)March 31, 1947
(E)August 14, 1947

9.Who among the following was the founder of Land Holders Society which was founded in 1838 at Calcutta?
(A)Devendra Nath Tagore
(B)S N Banerjee
(C)Shirish Chandra Bose
(D)Sambhunath Pandit
(E)Dwarkanath Tagore

10.Match the following correctly :
1.Pather Panchali A. Rabindra Nath Tagore
2. Chokher Bali B. Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay
3. Bhagyawati C. Shivram Karanth
4. Chomana Dudi D. Shardha Ram Phillauri
5. Baluta E. Dagdu Maruti Pawar
(A)1-A, 2-B, 3-D, 4-C, 5-E
(B)1-B, 2-A, 3-C, 4-D, 5-E
(C)1-B, 2-A, 3-D, 4-C, 5-E
(D)1-B, 2-A, 3-E, 4-D, 5-C
(E)1-B, 2-A, 3-C, 4-B, 5-A

11.” My Strong Bulwark is Gone” the death of which of the following was mourned by Gandhi Ji in the said words?
(A)Lala Lajpat Rai
(B)Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(D)Maulana Shaukat Ali
(E)None of them

12.Under whose chairmanship on June I0, 1918 a war conference was held in Bombay?
(A)Lord George Lloyd
(B)Lord Wavell
(C)Lord Willingdon
(D)Lord Ripon
(E)Lord Mayo

13.Who among the following tennis player was the first Indian woman to win a round at a Grand Slam?
(A)Isha Lakhani
(B)Nirupama Mankad
(C)Sania Mirza
(D)Nirupama Vaidyanathan
(E)Sunitha Rao

14.Which of the following pairs is correctly matched?
(A)Black Forest – Germany
(B)Pennines – France
(C)Sierra Nevada – Canada
(D)Vosges – Italy
(E)None of them

15.Which of the following gas makes the largest part of Flue Gas?
(A)Carbon Dioxide
(B)Sulphur Dioxide
(D)Chloro Fluoro Carbons

16.Bring out the only correct pair :
(A)Madhya Pradesh – Toda
(B)Rajasthan – Kharwar
(C)Tamilnadu – Bhil
(D)Jharkhand – Oran
(E)Sikkim – Khasis

17.Trans-Andean railways which is the only Transcontinental railroad of South America connects the following?
(A)Rio De Janeiro – Lima
(B)Rio De Janeiro – Lapaz
(C)Buenos Airies – Valparaíso
(D)Buenos Aires – San Antonio
(E)Buenos Airies – Lima

18.Consider the following countries:
1. India 2. Bangladesh 3. Pakistan 4. Sri Lanka
Arrange them in decreasing order of population density:

19.Which among the following is not correctly matched:
(A)Brickfielder – Australia
(B)Chinook winds – Africa
(C)Khamsin – Arabian Peninsula
(D)Ghibli – North Africa
(E)Solano – Spain

20.Which of the following rivers of India forms an Estuary?
(E)None of them

21.Which among the following are the bills that can be introduced but can not be considered without prior recommendation of the President of India?
(A)Money Bills Under Article 110
(B)Financial Bills not consisting solely of matters specified in article 110
(C)Ordinary Bills involving expenditure from the consolidated Fund of India
(D)Bills affecting taxes in which states are interested
(E)None of them

22.Which of the following country introduced Citizen’s Charter in 1991 as an initiative to bring greater accountability and openness in administration ?
(A)United States
(C)United Kingdom

23.Which of the following in the Indian Constitution provides in certain circumstances to appoint a Governor for two or more States?
(A)Article 153
(B)Article 155
(C)Constitution 7th Amendment Act
(D)Constitution 5th Amendment Act
(E)Constitution 11th amendment act

24.Audit of state Government Accounts comes under the following :
(A)Union List
(B)State List
(C)Concurrent List
(D)Fiscal Policy
(E)Budget Policy

25.Which among the following is also known as bulwark of Individual liberty?
(C)Quo Warranto
(D)Habeas Corpus

26.Which among the following regions did not constitute a separate suba under Akbar ?

27.Consider the following statements regarding Bukka I of Vijayanagar Empire:
1. He instilled new energy in the Hindu Society
2. Sayana was an important commentator on the Vedas under Bukka I
3. Bukka I adopted many measures for the upliftment of Shudras in Hindu Society
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)1 & 2 are correct
(B)1 & 3 are correct
(C)2 & 3 are correct
(D)only 3 is correct
(E)only 1 is correct

28.Bring out the incorrect statement :
(A)During Mahadji Shinde’s rule Gwalior became the leading state in the Maratha Confederacy and one of the foremost military powers in India
(B)The British on the basis of Doctrine of Lapse annexed Jhansi
(C)Lord Wellesley Introduced subsidiary alliance System
(D)Peshwas accepted the subsidiary alliance by treaty of Surat
(E)The tree of Liberty was planted by Tipu Sultan at Seringapattam

29.Sarojini Naidu became the first woman to preside over the Indian National Congress Session in 1925. Where this session was held?

30.Consider the following :
1. Ethanol 2. Carbon dioxide 3. Oxygen 4. Water
Bring out those, which are end products in alcoholic fermentation?
(A)1 only
(B)1 & 2
(C)1 2 & 3
(D)1 & 3
(E)1 & 4

31.Bring out the incorrectly matched pair:
(A)Food and Agriculture Organization – Jacques Diouf
(B)International Civil Aviation Organization – Raymond Benjamin
(C)International Maritime Organization – Efthimios E. Mitropoulos
(D)International Monetary Fund – Dominique Strauss-Kahn
(E)United Nations Children’s Fund – Irina Bokova

32.In which of the following fields are given RIBA European Award?
(C)Social Science
(E)Cultural Development

33.Consider the Following statements:
1. Most of the insects excrete in the form of Uric Acid
2. Malpighian tubules perform the function of excretion in Insects
3. Insects excrete as Uric acid as most of them develop in water
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)1 only
(B)1 & 2 only
(C)1 & 3 only
(D)3 only
(E)2 & 3 only

34.Consider the following statements:
1. Chandrayaan-I has collected voluminous data on topography and mineralogy of Moon
2. The most significant achievement of Chandrayaan is the discovery of presence of water and hydroxyl molecules
3. Evidence of presence of water has been found only on southern regions of the moon
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)1 only
(B)1& 2
(C)1 & 3
(D)2 & 3
(E)all 1, 2, 3,

35.Which among the following is the apex body to grant licenses to the installation using radiation or radio active substances in India?
(A)Atomic Energy Commission of India
(B)Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
(C)Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research
(D)Nuclear Command Authority
(E)Department of Atomic Energy

36.In December 2009, in which of the following regions of Antarctica, India’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the establishment of India’s third permanent research base during the XIth Five Year Plan period at a total cost of Rs.287 crore to meet the logistic and scientific objectives?
(A)Schirmacher region
(B)Larsemann Hills region
(C)Greenwich Island
(D)Hope Bay
(E)Terra Nova Bay

37.In which year was enacted the Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act?

38.Consider the following facts regarding India’s population since 1971:
1. since 1971, the population of India has grown approximately 190%
2. the decadal growth rate has rose steadily
3. The average annual growth rate in each decade has been almost constant
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)1 only
(B)1 & 2 only
(C)1,2, & 3
(D)2 & 3 only
(E)3 only

39.Consider the following statements regarding Africa Cup of Nations 2010:
1. Egypt won this title for the third consecutive times beating Kenya
2. A total of 16 teams participated in the event
3. Palanquinha was the mascot of this event
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)1 & 2
(B)1 & 3
(C)2 & 3
(D)2 only
(E)3 only

40.Bring out the incorrectly displaying 2010 in other calendars:
(A)Vikram Samvat 2065-66
(B)Shaka Samvat 1932-33
(C)Islamic Calendar 1331-1332
(D)Buddhist Calder- 2554
(E)Kaliyuga 5111-5112

41.One Trillion is used as a statistical term in which of the following sports?
(B)Basket Ball
(C)Ice hockey

42.Consider the following statements in context with India Germany relationships:
1. Germany is second largest trade partner of India after England in the European Union
2.. Indo-German Science and Technology Centre was established in 2008 in New Delhi
3. Germany has always supported India for permanent UN Council seat
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)only 1
(B)only 2
(C)only 3
(D)1 & 2
(E)2 & 3

43.In which of the following G 20 summits , the 20 leaders of the world’s top industrialized nations, as well as key countries with developing economies, have agreed to phase out their subsidies for fossil fuels, including coal?
(C)Washington DC
(E)None of them

44.Which among the following term is nowhere related to Environment issues?
(A)Gaia hypothesis
(B)Urban Heat Island
(C)CLAW hypothesis
(D)Sydney Declaration
(E)Durban Review Conference

45.As per a latest IATA report which of the following regions of the world is the largest aviation market?
(A)Middle East
(B)Asia Pacific
(D)North America
(E)South America

46.Which of the following Harappan sites is located in the north of Hindukush Mountain ranges?
(A)Chanhu daro
(E)None of them

47.In which of the following the first ever mention of 4 varnas is found?
(A)Prithvi Sukta
(B)Purusha Sukta
(C)Taittriya Samhita
(D)Shatapatha Brahman
(E)None of them

48.Who among the following is known for coining the word Pakistan?
(A)Muhammad Ali Jinnnah
(B)Muhammed Iqbal
(C)Chawdhary Rahamat Ali
(D)Liaqat Ali
(E)None of them

49.The formation of sedimentary rocks tends to withdraw which of the following from the system ?
(A)Water Vapor
(D)Carbon dioxide

50.Who among the following international personalities brought the Mumbai Dabbawalas in international attention when he met them while his visit to Mumbai?
(A)Bill Clinton
(B)Prince Charles
(C)Bill Gates
(D)George W. Bush
(E)Vladimir Putin



  1. DIVYA

    February 9, 2010 at 8:09 am

    High standard questiond
    great collection.. tried out.. could get around 25 correct…

    thank u sir>

  2. Anonymous

    February 28, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Sir ,

    Kindly provide the solutions of mock test 5.


  3. Anonymous

    May 5, 2010 at 3:41 am


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