Quiz 510 : General Studies for Civil Services Examinations

1. Which among the following is studied under ” fulminology”?
(A)Sudden changes in atmosphere
(B)Lightning
(C)Cloudbursts
(D)Volcanic Eruptions

2. Consider the following statements:
1. In India, both the Exit Polls as well as Opinion Polls have been banned till the last phase of any elections is over.
2. The ban has been implemented after an amendment to Representation of People’s Act, that came into effect in 2010
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 2 is correct
(C)Both 1 & 2 are correct
(D)neither 1 nor 2 is correct

3. Consider the following statements:
1. PIO Card Holders are not eligible to vote
2. Their stay beyond 6 months requires registration in India.
3. They don’t need a Visa to travel to India as long as they have a valid PIO Card
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1
(B)1 & 2
(C)1 , 2 & 3
(D)2 & 3

4. Which among the following is the focus of 3 articles of Constitution of India viz. Articles 24, 39 & 45?
(A)Minorities
(B)Women
(C)Children
(D)Aged persons

5. In context with the Armed Forces Tribunal, Consider the following statements:
1. Armed Forces Tribunal has been constituted via a Legislation by Parliament of India
2. Armed Forces Tribunal has Appellate Jurisdiction in matters related to services
3. Armed Forces Tribunal has original Jurisdiction in matters related to Court martial
Which among the above statements is / are correct ?
(A)Only Statement 1 is correct
(B)Only Statement 1 & 2 are correct
(C)Only statement 1 & 3 are correct
(D)All are correct statements

6. Which among the following is a correct difference between the “Central Sector Scheme” and “Centrally Sponsored Scheme”?
(A)A Central Sector Scheme is 100% Funded by the Central Government ,Centrally Sponsored Scheme is partially funded by the State Governments.
(B)A Central Sector Scheme focuses Social Development, Centrally Sponsored Scheme Focuses Economic Development
(C)Allocation to Central Sector Scheme are Planned expenditures, Allocation to Centrally Sponsored Schemes are Non-plan expenditures
(D)Central Sector Schemes are implemented by Central Government, Centrally Sponsored Schemes are implemented by State Governments.

7. While deciding the criteria and weights for the Tax devolution to states, the 13th Finance Commission has increased weights of which among the following by almost 2. 5 times as compared to the 12th finance Commission?
(A)Income Distance
(B)Tax Efforts
(C)Fiscal Discipline
(D)Population

8. As per the proposed GST Constitution Amendment Bill, which among the following articles defines the Goods and Services Tax (GST)?
(A)246 (A)
(B)279 (A)
(C)366 (12)A
(D)279 (B)

9. The Government uses which among the following as last resort in deficit financing?
(A)External Borrowing
(B)Internal Borrowing
(C)External Grants
(D)Printing Currency

10. Which among the following is the correct order of decreasing area of Africa’s largest countries by area , once Southern Sudan becomes an Independent country in July 2011?
(A)Algeria, Libya, Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo
(B)Algeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Sudan
(C)Algeria, Sudan, Chad, South Africa
(D)Algeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Libya

11. Consider the following statements:
1. Biological Nitrogen Fixation occurs in absence of Oxygen only
2. Only Symbiotic Bacteria can fix atmospheric Nitrogen
Which among the above statements is / are correct ?
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)Both are correct
(D)Both are incorrect

12. Which among the following diseases has been recently added to the Guinness Book of World Records as most resurgent disease?
(A)Cholera
(B)Diphtheria
(C)Small Pox
(D)Chicken Pox

13. Where was opened the SAARC Forestry Center after the 13th summit of SAARC in 2005?
(A)Kathmandu
(B)Thimpu
(C)Male
(D)Islamabad

14. Consider the following statements:
1. Dirty Dozens have been listed by the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants as causing adverse effects on humans and the ecosystem
2. Endosulphan is one of the Dirty Dozens
Which among the above statements is / are correct ?
(A)Only 1
(B)Only 2
(C)Both 1 & 2
(D)Neither 1 nor 2

15. Which among the following country is the Southernmost Landlocked Country?
(A)Malawi
(B)Mali
(C)Lesotho
(D)Niger

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  • Anonymous
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    thankyou :)

  • Anup Manchalwar
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    informative and full of knowledge; nicely deviced

  • Anonymous
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    13th summit held in dhaka and not in thimpu..its 16th summit held in thimpu

  • Anonymous
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    laborious work

  • kishan
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    Happy holi sir

  • Anonymous
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    thank u sir

  • Anonymous
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    thank you