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General Studies Preliminary Examination Question Papers 2009

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General Studies Preliminary Examination Question Papers 2009

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1. Who among the following Presidents of India served as the Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement for some period?

  1. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
  2. Varahagiri Venkatagiri
  3. Giani Zail Singh
  4. Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma

2. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists

List I
(Person)
List II
(Organization
A. Anil Agarwal 1. Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd.
B. Gautam H. Singhania 2. Raymond Ltd.
C. Sanjay Dalmia 3. Vedanta Resources
D. Venugopal Dhoot 4. Videocon Group

Code:

A B C D
(a) 3 1 2 4
(b) 4 1 2 3
(c) 3
2
1
4
(d) 4 2 1 3


3. To integrate cultural leaders into its meetings, which one of the following gives “Crystal Award”?

  1. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
  2. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  3. World Health Organization
  4. World Economic Forum

4. In India, which of the following states has the largest inland saline wetland?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Haryana
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Rajasthan

5. Consider the following statements:

  1. MMTC is India’s largest trading organization
  2. Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited has been set up by MMTC jointy with the Government of Orissa

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

6. In which of the following states has India’s largest private sector sea port been commissioned recently?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Karnataka
  3. Kerala
  4. Tamil Nadu

7. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

  1. Japan: Nikkei
  2. Singapore: Shcomp
  3. UK: FTSE
  4. USA: Nasdaq

8. Consider the following statements:

  1. INS Sindhughosh is an aircraft carrier
  2. INS Viraat is a submarine

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

9. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices recommends the Minimum Support Prices for 32 crops
  2. The Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has launched the National Food Security Mission

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

10. In India, ports are categorized as major and non-major ports. Which one of the following is a non-major port?

  1. Kochi (Cochin)
  2. Dahej
  3. Paradip
  4. New Mangalore

11. Among other things, which one of the following was the purpose for which the Deepak Parekh Committee was constituted?

  1. To study the current socio-economic conditions of certain minority communities
  2. To suggest measures for financing the development of infrastructure
  3. To frame a policy on the production of genetically modified organisms
  4. To suggest measure to reduce the fiscal deficit in the Union Budget

12. The brothers Umakanth and Ramakanth Gundecha are

  1. Dhrupad vocalists
  2. Kathak dancers
  3. Sarod maestros
  4. Tabla players

13. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List I
(Famous person)
List II
(Well-known for)
A. Mandakini Amte 1. Theatre director
B. Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry 2.Social service and community leadership
C. Romila Thapar 3. Dance
D. Vanashree Rao 4. History writing

Code:

A B C D
a 2
1
4
3
b 2 4 1 3
c 3 1 4 2
d 3 4 1 2

14. With reference to Stree Shakti Puraskar, for which one of the following is “Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Award” given?

  1. Administrative skills
  2. Achievements in scientific research
  3. Achievements in sports and games
  4. Courage and valour

15. In which state is the Buddhist site Tabo Monastery located?

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Sikkim
  4. Uttarakhand

16. With which one of the following has the B.K. Chaturvedi Committee dealt?

  1. Review of Centre-State relations
  2. Review of Delimitation Act
  3. Tax reforms and measures to increase revenues
  4. Price reforms in the oil sector

17. Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event, is associated with and done for who of the following?

  1. Bahubali
  2. Buddha
  3. Mahavir
  4. Nataraja

18. Consider the following pairs:

Tradition State
1. Gatka, a traditional martial art Kerala
2. Madhubani, a traditional painting Bihar
3. Singhey Khababs Sindhu Darshan Festival Jammu and Kashmir

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

19. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List I
(Famous person)
List II
(Well-known as)
A. Anna Hazare 1. Lawyer
B. Deepak Parekh 2. Banker
C. GVK Reddy 3. Gandhian and social activist
D. Harish Salve 4. Industrialist

Code:

A B C D
a 1 2 4 3
b 1 4 2 3
c 3
2
4
1
d 3 4 2 1

20. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List I
(Famous person)
List II
(Well-known as)
A. Amrita Sher-Gil 1. Dancer
B. Bhimsen Joshi 2. Painter
C. Rukmini Devi Arundale 3. Poet
D. Suryakant Tripathi Nirala 4. Singer

Code:

A B C D
a 2 1 4 3
b 2
4
1
3
c 3 1 4 2
d 3 4 1 2

21. With reference to the schemes launched by the Union Government, consider the following statements:

  1. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana
  2. Minstry of Textiles launched the Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

22. Consider the following pairs:

Persons Sport
1. Anand Pawar Chess
2. Akhil Kumar Boxing
3. Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia Golf

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

23. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List I
(Book)
List II
(Author)
A. In Custody 1. Amartya Sen
B. Sea of Poppies 2. Amitav Ghosh
C. The Argumentative Indian 3. Anita Desai
D. Unaccostomed Earth 4. Jhumpa Lahiri

Code:

A B C D
a 4 1 2 3
b 4 2 1 3
c 3
2
1
4
d 3 1 2 4


24. Among the following, who are the Agaria community?

  1. A traditional toddy tappers community of Andhra Pradesh
  2. A traditional fishing community of Maharashtra
  3. A traditional silk-weaving community of Kerala
  4. A traditional salt pan workers community of Gujarat

25. Recently, which one of the following was included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list?

  1. Dilwara Temple
  2. Kalka-Simla Railway
  3. Bhiterkania Mangrove Area
  4. Vishakapatnam to Araku valley railway line
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