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1.  With reference to Ryotwari Settlement, consider the following statements
1. The rent was paid directly by the peasants to the Government
2. The Government gave Pattas to the Ryots
3. The lands were surveyed and assessed before being taxed
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a
  1 only
b
 1 and 2 only
c
 1, 2 and 3
d
 None
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
2.  The name of the famous person of India who returned the Knighthood conferred on him by the British Government as a token of protest against the atrocities in Punjab in 1919 was:
a
  Syed Ahmad Khan
b
 Tej Bahadur Sapru
c
 Rabindra Nath Tagore
d
 Ashutosh Mukherjee
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
3.  Who among the following Sultans declared himself as a lieutenant of Caliph?
a
  Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq
b
 Iltutmish
c
 Ferozeshah Tughlaq
d
 Balban
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
4.  If a Panchayat is dissolved, elections are to be held within:
a
  3 months
b
 1 year
c
 1 month
d
 6 months
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
5.  First Five-Year Plan laid stress on
a
  Agriculture
b
 Uplifting of poor people
c
 Power
d
 Industry
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
6.  Which of the following has the highest calories per gram?
a
  Fats
b
 Proteins
c
 Glucose
d
 Sugar
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
7.  The rich source of iron is
a
  Milk
b
 Eggs
c
 Pulses
d
 Green vegetables
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
8.  The Dinesh Goswami Committee recommended
a
  a ban on the candidature of independent candidates in the parliamentary elections
b
 governmental funding of parliamentary elections
c
 the constitution of state-level election commissions
d
 List System of election to the Lok Sabha
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
9.  The first factory Act restricting the working hours of women and children, and authorizing local governments to make necessary rules was adopted during whose time?
a
  Lord Ripon
b
 Lord Lytton
c
 Lord Bentinck
d
 Lord Canning
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
10.  Who among the following drafted the resolution on fundamental rights for the Karachi Session of Congress in 1931?
a
  Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
b
 Dr. Rajendra Prasad
c
 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
d
 Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
11.  Normally the temperature decreases with the increase in height from the earth's surface, because
1. the atmosphere can be heated upwards only from the Earth's surface
2. there is more moisture in the upper atmosphere
3. the air is less dense in the upper atmosphere Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a
  1 and 3 only
b
 2 and 3 only
c
 1 only
d
 1, 2,3
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
12.  Lathyrism is caused by excessive consumption of
a
  Kesari dal
b
 Mushrooms
c
 Mustard oil
d
 Polished rice
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
13.  The number of families per block to be covered under the Integrated Rural Development Programme during 1980-85 was
a
  2,000
b
 6,000
c
 3,000
d
 1,000
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
14.  With reference to India economy, consider the following statements
1. The rate of growth of real Gross Domestic Product has steadily increased in the last decade
2. The Gross Domestic Product at market prices (in rupees) has steadily increased in the last decade Which of the statement given above is/are correct?
a
  Neither 1 nor 2
b
 Both 1 and 2
c
 2 only
d
 1 only
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
15.  Which two countries follow China and India in the decreasing order of their populations?
a
  Russia and Nigeria
b
 Brazil and USA
c
 Canada and Malaysia
d
 USA and Indonesia
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option D
16.  Consider the following statements Industrial development in India, to an extent, is constrained by
1. lack of adequate entrepreneurship and leadership in business
2. lack of savings to invest
3. lack of technology, skills and infrastructure
4. limited purchasing power among the larger masses Which of the above statements are correct?
a
  2, 3 and 4
b
 1, 2 and 3
c
 1, 2 and 4
d
 1, 3 and 4
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
17.  The problem of international liquidity is related to the non-availability of
a
  goods and services
b
 gold and silver
c
 dollars and other hard currencies
d
 exportable surplus
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
18.  Consider the following statements
1. The -Bombay Manifesto signed in 1936 openly opposed the preaching of socialist ideals
2. It evoked support from a large , section of business community from all across India
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a
  Neither 1 nor 2
b
 Both 1 and 2
c
 1 only
d
 2 only
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
19.  Who was the Speaker of the first Lok Sabha?
a
  U.N. Dhebar
b
 G.V.Mavalankar
c
 Hukam singh
d
 K.M. Munshi
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
20.  Which one of the following diseases is least infectious?
a
  Hepatitis
b
 Tuberculosis
c
 Leprosy
d
 Conjunctivitis
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option C
21.  Angora wool is obtained from a breed of
a
  Rabbit
b
 Cat
c
 Sheep
d
 Fox
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
22.  Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
a
  Rationing : Fiscal control
b
 Import Quota : Physical control
c
 Licensing : Comprehensive Control
d
 Cash Reserve Ratio : Selective Credit Control
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
23.  In which of the following States in India, the number of electorate is the highest?
a
  Bihar
b
 Uttar Pradesh
c
 Karnataka
d
 Rajasthan
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
24.  Foetus development in women's womb can be ascertained by
a
  Ultrasound
b
 Co-27 experiment
c
 PTT scanning
d
 CAT scanning
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option A
25.  Why is it easier to cook in a pressure cooker?
a
  High pressure creates turbulence
b
 Boiling point of water is raised
c
 More steam is formed inside the cooker
d
 Boiling point of water is lowered
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option B
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