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system, the exchange rate is determined

  • predominandy by mechanism
  • by the Central Bank
  • as a weighted index of a group of currencies
  • by the World Trade Organisation
  1. After the general elections, the Pro tern Speaker is
  • elected by the Lok Sabha
  • appointed by the President of India
  • appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
  • the senior most member of the Lok Sabha
  1. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List-I

(Person)

  1. Uddanda 1.
  2. Sayana
  3. Yadavaprakasa 3.
  4. Bhavabhuti 4.

Code:

A    B      C      D

  • 2 1       4      3
  • 3 4       1      2
  • 2 4       13
  • 3 1       4      2
  1. Which one of the following is not correct in the context of industrial clusters development in India?
  • Industrial clusters play an important role for the MSME participants in their inclusiveness, technology absorption and efficiency improvement
  • Industrial clusters are visible in traditional handloom, handicrafts and modern SME
  • Industrial cluster programmes in India are administered by various ministries
  • Industrial clusters lead to promotion of monopoly in the market
  1. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List-I                         List-II

(Leader)                    (Party)

  1. Shyama Communist

Prasad                      Party of India

Mukherjee

  1. Minoo Masani 2. Bharatiya Jana

Sangh

  1. A. Dange 3. Swatantra

Party

  1. Ashok’Mehta 4. Praja Socialist

Party

  1. The Pah la was written in
  • Arabic in the Fourteenth Century by Ibn Battuta
  • Persian in the Fifteenth Century by Abdur Razzaq
  • Persian in the Thirteenth Century by Ibn Battuta
  • Italian in the Thirteenth Century by Marco Polo
  1. Contribution of the manufacturing sector to environmental degradation primarily occurs during
  2. procurement and use of natural resources
  3. industrial processes and activities
  4. product use and disposal Select the correct answer using the

code given below.

  • 1 only
  • 2 and 3 only
  • 1 and 2 only
  • 1, 2 and 3
  1. Which of the following is/are not central tenet(s) of the Constitution of India?
  2. Prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion
  3. Gives official status to certain religions
  4. Provides freedom to profess any religion
  5. Ensures equality of all citizens within religious communities

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  • 1, 2 and 3
  • 3 and 4 only
  • 2, 3 and 4
  • 2 only
  1. The ‘Sur Sagar’ is
  • a medieval treatise on music composed by Tansen
  • a poetic work of Surdas
  • memories of Bahadur Shah Zafar
  • None of the above
  1. Private investment in Indian agriculture is mostly on labour-saving mechanisation. This could be a response to
  • rising productivity of agricultural sector
  • rising inequality in agriculture
  • rising wages and tighter labour market
  • debt write-off by the Government
  1. Penicillin inhibits synthesis of bacterial

(a) cell wall              (b) protein

(c) RNA                  (d) DNA

  1. Which of the following State capitals of North-East India is/are connected by Indian Railways?
  2. Imphal      Agartala
  3. Kohima      Aizawl

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)    1, 2 and    3    (b)     2 and 4

(c)    1, 3 and    4    (d)     2 only

  1. Most antibiotics target bacterial parasites interfering with various factors of growth or metabolism such as
  2. synthesis of cell wall
  3. bacterial protein synthesis
  4. synthesis of nuclear membrane
  5. mitochondrial function

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

  • 1, 2 and 3
  • 1 and 4
  • 2 and 3 only
  • 1 and 2 only

109 Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists :

List-I                       List-II

(Region)                   (State)

  1. Baghelkhand 1. West Bengal
  2. Kuttanad 2. Madhya

Pradesh ,

  1. Saurashtra 3. Kerala
  2. Which of the following statements with regard to Portland cement are correct?
  3. Silica imparts strength to cement.
  4. Alumina makes the cement quick •> setting.
  5. Excess of lime increases the strength of cement.
  6. Calcium sulphate decreases the initial setting time of cement.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)    2 and 4 only (b)       1 and 3

(c) 1, 2 and 4           (d) 1 and 2 only

  1. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List-I                       List-II

(City)                       (Earthquake

gone)

  1. Kolkata      Zone V
  2. Guwahati      Zone IV
  3. Delhi      Zone III
  4. Chennai      Zone II
Code:

A

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

 

  1. Red phosphorus is used in die manufacture of safety matches. This is due to the fact that
  • it shows phosphorescence
  • at ordinary temperature, it is less reactive than other varieties of phosphortis
  • it cannot be converted to white phosphorus on heating
  • it does not react with halogen on heating
  • Match ListT with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists :

List-I                        List-II

(Lake)                      (Type)

  1. Ashtamudi 1. Residual

Kayal                       (sweet water)

  1. Himayat Sagar 2. Lagoon
  2. Dal Lake 3. Glacial
  3. Tsomgo Lake 4. Artificial (sweet water) select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List-I                        List-II

(Exponent)                 (Law)

  1. John Dalton 1. Law of

definite proportion by volume

  1. Joseph Proust 2. Law of

multiple proportion Law of definite proportion by weight Law of conservation of mass

Code:

A

B C D
(a) 2 3 4 1
(b) 2 4 3 1
(c) 1 4 3 2
(d) 1 3 4 2
115. Match List-I

 

select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List-I

1.

  1. Which of the following is not gaseous air pollutant?
  • Oxides of sulphur
  • Oxides of nitrogen
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Smoke
  1. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

List-I

  1. Kalinganagar    West Bengal
  2. Vijayanagar    Tamil Nadu
  3. Salem    Odisha
  4. Durgapur    Karnataka statements is not correct?
  • Water starts boiling when its vapour pressure becomes equal to atmospheric pressure.
  • Water is known as universal solvent.
  • Permanent hardness of water is due to presence of MgCl2, CaCl„ MgS04 and CaS04.
  • Density of ice is greater than that of water.
  1. Which one of the following is the pattern of circulation around a low-pressure area in the northern hemisphere?
  • Counter-clockwise and away from the centre
  • Clockwise and away from the centre
  • Counter-clockwise and towards the centre
  • Clockwise and towards the centre
  1. Which one of the following is not true for diamond ?
  • Each carbon atom is linked to four other carbon atoms
  • Three-dimensional network structure of carbon atoms is formed
  • It is used as an abrasive for sharpening hard tools
  • It can be used as a lubricant
  1. (c) 15. (b) 16. (a)       17. (b)
  2. (b) : State Area

Sq. km.

Chhattisgarh           135192

Telangana               114840

Andhra Pradesh 275045 Uttarakhand 53483

Tamil Nadu            130058

  1. (b)
  2. (a) : John Dalton was the first to

propose a scientific theory of atoms. He based his study on two laws:            the law of

conservation of mass and the law of definite proportions.

  1. (a) (d)       50. (d)
  2. (b) : Quartz is a chemical

compound often called silicon dioxide Si02.

  1. (d) : It is about 1.7 cm
  2. (b) 54. (c) (d)
  3. (d) : Oxygen —» about 46.6%.

Magnesium —> about 2.1%

  1. (d) 58.‘ (c) (c)
  2. (d) : The objects are made smaller

by convex mirrors.

  1. (c) (c) 63. (b)      64. (a)
  2. (d)
  3. (b) : It is a pricing strategy that

charges customers different prices for- same product or service.

  1. (c)    (b)      69.    (b)  70.  (d)
  2. (a) 72. (a)      73.    (c)   74.   (a)
  3. (a) 76. (c)      T7.    (c)  78.  (b)
  4. (a) : In May 2015, Tripura decided

to do away with the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.

  1. (b) : The headquarters of the

bank is situated at Shanghai.

  1. (b) 82. (b) (c)       84. (a)
  2. (a)
  3. (d) : Arihant is a class of nuclear-