Mock Test 4 for Civil Services Examination 2010 :General Studies (Preliminary )

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4. Those who are unable to answer even 15 questions are very poor.
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1.Consider the following states:
1. Uttar Pradesh 2. Maharastra 3. Rajasthan
In recent years which of the above states have put in place regulations for the coaching business?
(A)1 only
(B)3 only
(C)1 & 2 only
(D)2 & 3 only
(E)all 1, 2, 3

2.Recently Chairman, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation and Member of Parliament , MS Swaminathan suggested that India should plant a billion “Fertilizer trees” which can simultaneously sequester carbon and enhance soil nutrient status. In which of the following parts of the world Acacia has been traditionally grown as a fertilizer Tree to raise the Maize & Sorghum Yield?
(A)North America
(B)Latin America
(C)Northern & Sahel region of Africa
(D)Southern Africa

3.Which of the following ranges were described by Ibn Battuta, the 14th-century traveler as “Slayer of Indians” ?
(C)Hindu Kush
(D)Pir Panjal Range
(E)Vindhya Range

4.International policy of which among the following two countries has been traditionally described as “Chequebook Diplomacy”?
(A)Japan & USA
(B)Japan & China
(C)Japan & Germany
(D)China & Germany
(E)Germany & USA

5.Which of the following countries have recently turned up in the international arena as safe heavens for Internet pirates where they can avoid prosecution for illegal file sharing?
(A)Singapore , Sweden
(B)China , Ukraine
(C)Taiwan, Hong Kong
(D)Italy , France
(E)None of them

6.Which of the following science fiction movie of 2009, came with fictional endearing sapient indigenous race of blue-skinned humanoids called the Na’vi?
(A)2009 Lost Memories
(D)Love Story 2050
(E)The Inhabited Island

7.Consider the Following statements:
1. The proposed nalanda University will be established in Bihar
2. This Nalanda University would revive India’s ancient academic and intellectual links with West & Central Asia.
3. In 2007 Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam had accepted the offer to join the revived Nalanda International University
Choose the correct statements:
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)1 & 2 only
(D)2 & 3 only
(E)1 & 3 only

8.Consider the Following statements:
1. Consolidation among the dominant public sector banks has been on the policy agenda in recent years
2. This agenda of consolidation among the dominant public sector banks was elevated by Narasimham Committee-II
3. Narasimham Committee-II recommended in 1997 the creation of a single large bank by merging some 4-5 Public sector banks to take on International competition.
Which among the above statements are correct?
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)3 only
(D)1 & 2
(E)2 & 3

9.Consider the Following statements:
1. National Programme for Improved Chulahs was started in 1986,
2. This programme has now modified as Improved Biomass Cookstoves “National Biomass Cookstove Initiative in 2009.
Choose the correct statements:
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)both 1 & 2
(D)neither 1 nor 2

10.In which of the following diseases doctors depend upon CD4 test to judge when to start treatment?
(A)Swine Flu
(C)Cervical cancer
(D)Chicken gunia
(E)Hopkins disease

11.Consider the following statements:
1. Since 2003-04 the share of agriculture including allied activities in GDP has fallen approximately 18 % till 2007-08
2. As the GDP has been declining over the years, its role is no more critical in Indian Economy
3. The actual achieved GDP growth target during 2008-09 was 6.7% and it included 1.6 % growth rate of agriculture
Bring Out the incorrect statements?
(A)1 is incorrect
(B)2 is incorrect
(C)3 is incorrect
(D)1 , 3 are incorrect
(E)2, 3 are incorrect

12.Which among the following Sahitya Academy winners of 2009, has regularly contributed to Times of India’s spiritual column “The Speaking Tree” ?
(A)Jess Fernandez
(B)Phani Mohanty
(C)Kailash Vajpeyi
(D)Praduman Singh
(E)Damyanti Beshra

13.Consider the Following statements:
1. President Herman Van Rompuy took office as the first permanent President of the European Council in December 2009
2. The post of a head of the European Council could be created only after Treaty of Lisbon entered into force.
3. The president will be in office for a period of 2.5 years
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)1, 2 are correct
(C)2, 3 are correct
(D)only 3 is correct
(E)1 & 3 are correct

14.Consider the following statements:
1. The most notable member of the Protocol is the United States, which was responsible for 36.1 per cent of the 1990 emission levels.
2. 5 per cent reductions required by Kyoto would ‘wreck the American economy’ was the argument of US president Bill Clinton
3. Main feature of Kyoto Protocol is that it sets binding targets for 37 industrialized countries and the European Community for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)1 only is correct
(B)2 only is correct
(C)3 only is correct
(D)all 1, 2, 3 are correct
(E)none of them is correct

15.Gaurishankar Conservation Area has been recently set up by which of the following?
(A)Nepal Government near Mount Everest
(B)Bhutan Government
(C)India Government near Ganga Brahamputra Delta
(D)India & Nepal Government Jointly near Mount Everest
(E)United nations near Mekong River Delta

16.Consider the following statements:
1. Article 371 has a provision for establishment of separate development boards for Vidarbha, Marathwada.
2. Article 371 D provides special provisions to Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka
3. There is a growing demand in recent days in Karnataka to amend article 371 D
Bring out the incorrect statements:
(A)Only 1 is incorrect
(B)Only 2 is incorrect
(C)Only 3 is incorrect
(D)1 & 2 are incorrect
(E)2 & 3 are incorrect

17.Consider the following statements:
1. Government of India is providing assistance to the 17 tiger States under the Centrally sponsored scheme of Project Tiger
2. In 2009 8 new tiger reserves were announced
3. Special Tiger Protection Force will be raised in these 17 states as new plans of the Ministry of Environment & Forests
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)all are correct
(B)None of them is correct
(C)1 is correct only
(D)1 & 2 are correct only
(E)2 & 3 are correct only

18.As a pert of Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Regions Policy (PCPIR), the Govt. of India has approved proposals for setting up Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Regions in the following states in 2009:
1. Gujarat 2. Andhra Pradesh 3. Orissa 4. West Bengal
Bring out the correct states?
(A)Only Gujarat
(B)Only Gujarat & Andhra Pradesh
(C)Only Gujarat , Andhra Pradesh & Orissa
(D)Only Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal
(E)Only Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal

19.Which among the following banks is leading the consortium (Lead Arranger) for the consortium loans to be provided for Assam Gas Cracker Project ?
(A)State Bank of India
(B)Bank of India
(C)Punjab National Bank
(D)Corporation Bank
(E)Bank of Baroda

20.Which among the following is the main focus of Saakshar Bharat, a new variant of National Literacy Mission which was launched on International Literacy Day , 8th September, 2009?
(A)Make every adult literate in the next five years
(B)Make every women literate in the next five years
(C)Bring down the absenteeism in primary schools
(D)Provide Free education to children between 9-14 years
(E)Make every women access to secondary education

21.Consider the following statements:
1. Airport Authority of India Ltd can decide and implement projects costing up to Rs.500 crore without Government approval
2. To be eligible for above, one of the conditions was that AAI needed to appoint 6 independent directors on its board
Choose the correct statement:
(A)Both 1 & 2 are correct statements
(B)None of the 1 or 2 is a correct statement
(C)1 is correct but 2 is not correct
(D)2 is correct but 1 is incorrect
(E)both of them are partially correct

22.Which among the following is/ are correct about Wildsilkbase?
1. searchable catalogue of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) generated from several tissues of wild silkmoths at different developmental stages.
2. Currently, it is provided with a total of 60,000 ESTs derived from 3 major wild silkmoths
3. Bombyx mori is one of the species included in Wildsilkbase
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)1 & 2 only
(D)2 & 3 only
(E)3 only

23.With among the following is partner of India Post in selling of 24 carat Gold Coins in retail?
(B)State Bank of India
(C)Reliance Money
(E)None of them

24.In which of the following countries a 7,000-year-old human burial site from Neolithic age was found in December 2009, which gave evidence of Mass Cannibalism ?
(E)South Africa

25.In Test cricket, which of the following country holds the world record for longest second wicket partnership ?
(B)Sri Lanka
(E)West Indies

26.In which of the following country is located the first ever Twin Town of Walt Disney World in the U.S. state of Florida?

27.Which among the following is correct about Hispanophone?
(A)People of Spain
(B)People speaking Spanish languages
(C)Countries where people speak Spanish Language
(D)New name for Hispania
(E)New 4,000-page Spanish grammar guidelines, produced by the Spanish Royal Academy

28.In December 2009, NASA released the first ever photo of liquid outside of Earth, in the form of sunlight reflecting on a lake on which of the following?

29.Which among the following is the correct reasons of Venus appearing brightest in the night sky?
(A)Lesser Mass
(B)Proximity to Sun
(C)Cloudy atmosphere
(D)Presence of Light emitting elements in atmosphere
(E)None of them

30.Which among the following consists of four fused benzene rings?
(E)None of them

31.Which among the following is used as a component of disappearing inks?
(A)Picric Acid
(C)Congo red
(E)Blue Vitriol

32.Which among the following rulers suppressed Tughril Khan?
(C)Qutub ud din Aybak
(D)Tughan Khan
(E)None of them

33.Consider the following statements:
1. Charter act of 1813 proved disastrous to the Indian Economy
2. 1813 marked the era of Free trade capitalism
3. The nature of the colonialism was changed only after mutiny of 1857
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)1 only
(B)1 & 2 only
(C)2 & 3 only
(D)all 1, 2, 3,
(E)3 only

34.Which of the following group specially deals with financial matters ?
(A)G 8
(B)G 77
(C)G 24
(D)G 5

35.Who among the following married ‘Dhruvaswamini by force?
(A)Chandragupta II
(E)None of them

36.The development of microlith & compound tools was characterized in the following era?
(A)Lower Paleolithic
(B)Upper Paleolithic
(E)Middle Paleolithic

37.The most notable artistic achievements of the harappan was in the following?
(A)Silver Jewellery
(B)Tools and Weapons
(C)Copper Jewellery
(D)Seal engravings
(E)None of them

38.Who among the following names Tibet as original home of Aryans?
(A)Max Muller
(D)J C Rod

39.Which among the following country is the largest Roman Catholic Population?
(A)United States
(E)None of them

40.In which year 80 countries including India recognized PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) ?

41.Arrange the following Options A to E in correct Chronological order?
(A)Battle of Haldighati
(B)Fall of Chittorgarh
(C)Foundation of Fatehpur Sikri
(D)Abolition of Jazia
(E)Invasion on Khandesh

42.In which year first use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient was successful?

43.What fraction of the expenditure is shared by the central government to set up & maintenance of various homes under the Juvenile Justice (Care & protection of Children) Act 2000?

44.In India , every second new born has reduced learning capacity as per the 11th plan document. This is mainly because of the deficiency of which of the following?

45.Arrange the following steps taken by the Govt. of India in order of their launch dates for upliftment of the vulnerable groups of the Indian Society?
(A)Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC Students
(B)National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development Corporation
(C)National Safai Karmachari Finance & Development Corporation
(D)Scheduled Castes Development Corporations
(E)Self Employment Scheme for Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers

46.In which of the following Life & health insurance scheme a smart card is issued to the Beneficiary?
(A)Jan Sri Bima Yojna
(B)Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna
(C)Rastriya Swasthya Bima Yojna
(D)New Pension Scheme
(E)None of them

47.By the end of the Xth plan , in how many rural districts of India was decided to set a Krishi Vigyan Kendra in each District?

48.How many new markets in the Latin American Countries have been added under Focus Market Scheme in the India’s Foreign Trade Policy 2009-14?

49.Where is located the Rajasthan Temple?
(C)Andman & Nicobar Islands
(E)Daman & Dui

50.Consider the following statements:
1. National Social Assistance Programme was expanded in February 2009
2. This expansion included Rs. 400 instead of Rs. 200 under Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme
3. One new programme Indira Gandhi National Widow pension Scheme was also launched with Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)3 only
(D)1 & 2 only
(E)2 & 3 only




  • Anonymous

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  • Ajinder Kaur

    A good article, Thank you for the hard work.

  • Anonymous

    shows the level of an individuals preparation

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  • Anonymous

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    Keep up d good work…
    Thnk u very much….


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  • praveen

    i wish there wer more questions in the mock test sir… the mock test is realy help ful 2 test our prepration