Quiz 519 : General Studies for Civil Services (Mock Test Series)

This Quiz is part of Our
Mock Test Series for Civil Services Examination 2011

1. Consider the following statements:
1. UN Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
2. A similar programme Jefes y Jefas de Hogar in Argentina is also being supported by UNDP
Which among the above is / are correct statements?
(A)Only 1 is a correct statement
(B)Only 2 is a correct statement
(C)Both 1 & 2 are correct statements
(D)Neither 1 nor 2 is a correct statement

2. Consider the following statements:
1. A bank can sell Non performing Assets to other companies.
2. Banks have to keep aside extra funds for Non Performing Assets
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:
1. Nitrogen Oxides
2. Carbon Dioxide
3. Methane
Which among the above can contribute in the formation of Ground Level Ozone, one of the important secondary pollutant?
(A)Only 1
(B)Only 1 & 2
(C)Only 1 & 3
(D)All of them

4. Which among the following can not be called an antiinflationary measure?
(A)Raising the Bank Rates
(B)Raising the Reserve Ratio Requirements
(C)Purchase of securities in the Open Markets
(D)Rationing of the Credit

5. If the Reserve Bank of India wants to increase the Cash Reserves commercial Banks, which among the following would be the most probable step taken by it ?
(A)Release Gold from its reserves
(B)Buy bonds in the open market
(C)Prohibit the transactions that involve bill of exchange
(D)Increase the tranche reserves with the IMF

6. Argon is the third most common gas in the Earth’s atmosphere, at 0.93%. This gas is generated due to decay of which among the following isotopes in the Earth’s crust ?
(A)K-40
(B)Ca-40
(C)Ca-48
(D)K-41

7. Consider the following statements:
1. Satluj is the easternmost tributary of the Indus River
2. Before joining Indus, Satluj meets Beas as well as Chenab
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
(A)Only 1 is correct
(B)Only 2 is correct
(C)Both are correct
(D)None of them is correct

8. Consider the following statements:
1. The snowline in the Western Himalayas is lower than that of the Eastern Himalayas
2. The altitude of the Western Himalayas is higher than the Eastern Himalayas
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

9. Consider the following statements:
1. Block mountains are formed by the lifting up of land between faults or by the sinking of land outside the faults.
2. A mountain range is produced at the plate boundaries due to Continental-continental collision
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)None is correct

10. Consider the following statements:
1. The Tropic of Cancer Passes through 6 states of India
2. Prior to Arabian Sea , the last country on land it enters is Oman
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
(A)Only 1
(B)Only 2
(C)Both of them
(D)None of them

11. Consider the following statements:
1. For some diseases like Malaria and Denue, techniques of Population suppression of Vectors is favored over the disease resistance techniques
2. RIDL is a Population suppression technique.
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

12. The Bicameralism legislature is an essential features in which among the following types of Governments?
(A)Parliamentary System
(B)Presidential system
(C)Federal System
(D)Unitary System

13. Consider the following statements:
1. All biosphere reserves of India are now in the UNESCO’s MAB (Man & Biosphere) Framework
2. Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve was the First Biosphere Reserve of India to be listed in UNESCO’s MAB (Man & Biosphere) Framework
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

14. In issuing one of the writs, the Supreme Court orders:
” the respondent was not entitled to an office he was holding or a privilege he was exercising”.
The above declaration can be identified as which among the following writs?
(A)Prohibition
(B)Quo-warranto
(C)Certiorari
(D)Habeas Corpus

15. In which of the following countries of Africa, the United National Development Programme has supported the Mango Cooperative Programme?
(A)Mali
(B)Malawi
(C)Botswana
(D)Nigeria

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  • Anonymous
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    THANKS SIR,FOR FUTURE PREPERATION OF CIVIL SERVISES MYSELF.

  • Jyoti
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    Thanks a ton for this huge effort. Specially the explanation tab added is simply awesome.. I came across this website last week and since then have been hooked to it for atleast 1 hour a day. Thanks once again. Hope aspirants like us will continue to benefit from it..

  • manjiri
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    its really a very good site for upsc aspirants but pls add some more current related question for exam point of view…thank u….

  • richie
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    thanks sir for these quizes. they definetly help us a lot in preparing, but i have one doubt in ques no. 10. the tropic of cancer do passes through 6 states States of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, and West Bengal