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UPSC PREVIOUS YEAR PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS ANSWERS

Question 41 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), consider the following statements : 1. IMFC discusses matters of concern affecting the global economy, and advises the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the direction of its work. 2. The World Bank participates as observer in IMFC's meetings. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 42 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following places was associated with Acharya Vinoba Bhave's Bhoodan Movement at the beginning of the movement ?
A
Udaygiri
B
Rapur
C
Pochampalli
D
Venkatagiri
Question 43 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Between India and East Asia, the navigation time and distance can be greatly reduced by which of the following? 1. Deepening the Malacca straits between Malaysia and Indonesia. 2. Opening a new canal across the kra isthmus between the gulf of Siam and Andaman Sea. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 only.
B
2 only.
C
Both 1 and 2.
D
Neither 1 nor 2.
Question 44 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following was given classical language status recently?
A
Odia
B
Konkani
C
Bhojpuri
D
Assamese
Question 45 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Projects and Development India Limited is mainly engaged is design engineering, procurement and supervision of construction/commissioning in which area?
A
Pharmaceutical plants
B
Petroleum refineries and sugar factories
C
Ship-building yard
D
Fertilizer and allied chemical plants
Question 46 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to Balance of Payments, which of the following constitutes/constitute the Current Account? 1. Balance of trade 2. Foreign assets 3. Balance of invisibles 4. Special Drawing Rights Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 only
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
1, 2 and 4
Question 47 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A and B can complete work together in 5 days. If A works at twice his speed and B at half of his speed this works can be finished in 4 days. How many days would it take for A alone to complete the job ?
A
10
B
12
C
15
D
18
Question 48 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Among the Indian languages, which one is spoken maximum in the world after Hindi ?
A
Telugu
B
Tamil
C
Bengali
D
Malayalam
Question 49 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following is the correct sequence of a food chain?
A
Diatoms-Crustaceans-Herrings
B
Crustaceans-Diatoms-Herrings
C
Diatoms-Herrings-Crustaceans
D
Crustaceans-Herrings-Diatoms
Question 50 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With what purpose is the government of India promoting the concept of "Mega food parks"? 1. To provide good infrastructure facilities for the food processing industry. 2. To increase the processing of perishable items and reduce wastage. 3. To provide emerging and eco-friendly food processing technologies to entrepreneurs. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: "
A
1 only.
B
1 and 2 only.
C
2 and 3 only.
D
1, 2 and 3.
Question 51 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In India the computation of national income is often difficult because of
A
Large population growth
B
Very low per capita income
C
Very little domestic savings
D
Noncooperation of the private sector
Question 52 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the number of spokes in the Dharma chakra in the National Flag of India?
A
16
B
18
C
22
D
24
Question 53 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In the context of the Indian defence, what is 'Dhruv'?
A
Aircraft carrying warship
B
Missile carrying Submarine
C
Advanced light helicopter
D
Intercontinental ballistic missile
Question 54 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who among the following is considered as the inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW)?
A
Edward Kasner
B
Bill Gates
C
Tim Berners-Lee
D
Vinod Dham
Question 55 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who among the following rejected the title of knighthood and refused to accept a position in the Council of the Secretary of State for India?
A
Motilal Nehru
B
M.G. Ranade
C
G.K. Gokhale
D
B.G. Tilak
Question 56 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following grants/ grant direct credit assistance to rural households? 1. Regional Rural Banks 2. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development 3. Land Development Banks Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 57 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Nobel Prizes in 1982 were awarded to the following I. Alva Myrdal-Peace II. Aaron Klug-Physics III. Kenneth G. Wilson-Chemistry Of these three statements
A
Only I is correct
B
II, III ore correct
C
I, III are correct
D
All are correct
Question 58 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Where was the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+10) held?
A
Davos
B
Nova Scotia
C
Johannesburg
D
Shanghai
Question 59 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one among the following rivers is the longest?
A
Amazon
B
Amur
C
Congo
D
Lena
Question 60 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Widespread resistance of malarial parasite to drugs like chloroquine has prompted attempts to develop a malarial vaccine to combat malaria. Why is it difficult an effective malaria vaccine?
A
Malaria is caused by several species of Plasmodium.
B
Man does not develop immunity to malaria during natural infection.
C
Vaccines can be developed only against bacteria.
D
Man is only an intermediate host and not the definitive host.
There are 60 questions to complete.

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