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GENERAL STUDIES (P) 2016 Test 15 (1778)


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1. With reference to Hard water, consider the 5. Oceans are the largest carbon sinks on earth.
following statements: Through which among the following ways
1. Hardness in water is caused by soluble
carbon-dioxide is transferred from
salts of calcium and magnesium.
2. Hard water is known to reduce the atmosphere into oceans?
efficiency of boilers. 1. Carbon-dioxide reacts with sea water to
3. Treatment with washing soda removes form Carbonic Acid
hardness of the water. 2. Absorption of carbon-dioxide by
Which of the statements given above is/are
photosynthetic phytoplankton
correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only 3. Carbon-dioxide reacts with sea water to
(b) 1 and 3 only form Carbonates and Bicarbonates
(c) 2 and 3 only Select the correct answer using the code
(d) 1, 2 and 3 given below:
(a) 1 and 3 only
2. Which among the following phenomena
(b) 2 only
explains the fact that we see lightning much
before we hear its thunder? (c) 2 and 3 only
(a) Light waves can travel in vacuum (d) 1, 2 and 3
whereas sound waves cannot.
(b) Light waves travels faster than sound 6. Indian Space Programme began at Thumba
waves.
Equatorial Rocket Launching Station
(c) Intensity of light waves is more than
sound waves. (TERLS) located at Thumba, near
(d) Light waves are scattered more than Thiruvananthapuram. Why was Thumba
sound waves selected for being rocket launching station?
(a) Thumba has in its vicinity the advantage
3. Which of the followings is/are application of
of all the required raw materials.
Ultrasound?
1. Cleaning of objects (b) The geomagnetic equator of the earth
2. Detecting cracks in metal blocks passes over Thumba.
3. Images of internal organs of the human (c) Safely utilize the advantage of earth's
body rotation.
4. Determining the depth of the sea
(d) None of the above
Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only 7. Consider the following statements:
(b) 2, 3 and 4 only 1. Sound gets reflected at the surface of a
(c) 3 and 4 only solid or liquid and follows the same laws
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
of reflection as Light.
4. Drinking soda helps us during digestion. 2. The working of a hearing aid involves
Which among the following correctly converting the sound waves into
explains this process? electrical signals.
(a) The acids in soda water help in
Which of the statements given above is/are
neutralizing the bases in stomach.
(b) Soda water causes bloating, which correct?
stretches the stomach. (a) 1 only
(c) The bases in soda water help in (b) 2 only
neutralizing the acids in stomach. (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Soda water enhances the activity of gut
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
bacteria
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8. Which of the following help owls in their 12. Which of the following best explains the
night vision adaptability? reason why women have shriller voice than
1. Large cornea men?
2. Large Pupil
(a) Higher frequency
3. Large number of cons on retina
(b) Lower frequency
compared to rods.
(c) Higher amplitude
Select the correct answer using the code
given below. (d) Lower amplitude
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only 13. Which of the following reasons best explains
(c) 2 and 3 only why metal utensils do not work in
(d) 1, 2 and 3 microwave ovens?
(a) They deflect microwaves from the food
9. With reference to Impulse, consider the
(b) They produce sparks on coming in
following statements:
contact with microwaves.
1. It is rate of change in momentum of a
body. (c) They are bad conductors of heat.
2. It can be used to explain why a cricketer (d) They absorb all microwaves not
moves his hand backward when taking a allowing heat to reach the food.
catch.
Which of the statements given above is/are 14. With reference to Acute Flaccid Paralysis,
correct? consider the following statements:
(a) 1 only
1. It is a paralysis caused by bacteria.
(b) 2 only
2. It is symptomatic of a polio vaccine
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 given to children.
Which of the statements given above is/are
10. Chips manufacturer usually flush bags of correct?
chips with nitrogen gas, for which of the (a) 1 only
following purposes? (b) 2 only
(a) To prevent growth of microorganisms. (c) Both 1 and 2
(b) To prevent oxidation of the chips.
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) To prevent reaction of salts in chips with
the inner layering of the packet.
(d) To enhance the flavour of the chips. 15. With reference to aqua regia, consider the
following statements:
11. The major advantage of an alternating 1. It a mixture of concentrated hydrochloric
current (AC) over direct current (DC) is that and concentrated sulphuric acid.
(a) The cost of installations of AC is less 2. It has ability to dissolve gold and
than DC. platinum.
(b) AC contains more electrical energy than
Which of the statements given above is/are
DC.
correct?
(c) AC is free from voltage fluctuation.
(d) AC voltages can be readily transformed (a) 1 only
to higher or lower voltage levels. (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
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16. Why do silver articles become black after 20. Which of the following processes are
sometime when exposed to air? chemical changes?
(a) The silver particles react with carbon 1. Extracting iron from iron ore
2. Explosion of a firework
dioxide present in the air.
3. Slice of an apple acquiring brown colour
(b) The silver particles react with sulphur 4. Digestion
present in the air. 5. Stretching a rubber band
(c) The silver particles react with water Select the correct answer using the code
present in the air. given below.
(a) 1, 2 and 4 only
(d) None of the above.
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 3 and 5 only
17. If you put few drops of oil on a piece of (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
paper and put it on top of a light bulb, the
paper shows the property of a 21. Consider the following between differences
ionic and covalent compounds:
(a) Transparent matter
1. Ionic compounds have higher melting
(b) Translucent matter and boiling points compared to covalent
(c) Opaque matter compounds.
(d) Rough matter 2. Ionic compounds are soluble in non-
polar liquid while covalent compounds
are soluble in polar compounds.
18. Which of the following methods can be used
Which of the statements given above is/are
as a method of separating substances from correct?
their mixtures? (a) 1 only
1. Filtration (b) 2 only
2. Evaporation (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
3. Winnowing
4. Sieving
22. Which of the following compound is added
Select the correct answer using the code to Liquefied Natuiral Gas (LPG) to make its
given below. odour detectable?
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) Isobutane
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only (b) Ethyl Mercaptan
(c) Ethanol
(c) 3 and 4 only
(d) Methanol
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
23. Which of the statement given below is/are
19. Which one of the following properties of correct about a charged particle moving in a
magnets is not correct? constant magnetic field?
1. The speed of the particle will change.
(a) A freely suspended magnets always
2. The direction of movement will change.
align in North-South direction 3. The charge of the particle will change.
(b) Opposite poles of two magnets repel 4. The mass of the particle will change.
each other. Select the correct answer using the code
(c) Magnets loose their properties on given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
heating or being dropped from some
(b) 2 only
height. (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) Magnets attract nickel and cobalt. (d) 1, 3 and 4 only
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24. A fire extinguisher helps in controlling the 28. The Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Project,
fire by frequently in news, is
1. cut off the supply or air. (a) a project that will connect the sea port of
Kolkata with the ports of Bangladesh.
2. eliminating the fuel.
(b) a multi-modal project to connect the
3. bring down the temperature of the fuel. Indian sea port of Kolkata with Sittwe
Select the correct using the code given seaport in Myanmar.
below. (c) a project to link all the ports of India via
(a) 1 only land and sea route.
(b) 1 and 3 only (d) a project to connect the western port of
Kutch with the Chahbahar port of Iran.
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 29. Which of the following organizations
releases Global Estimates on Migrant
25. White, red and black are allotropic forms Workers report?
associated with which of the following (a) World Bank
elements? (b) World Economic Forum
(c) International Labour Organization
(a) Sulfur
(d) United Nations Economic Programme
(b) Carbon
(c) Boron 30. Sound waves travel with varying speeds in
(d) Phosphorus different medium. Arrange the following
mediums in the increasing order of speed of
26. Vulcanization is brought about by heating sound through them:
1. Nitrogen gas
natural rubber with
2. Granite
(a) Boron 3. Diesel
(b) Sulfur 4. Iron bar
(c) Phosphorus Select the correct answer using the code
(d) Silicon given below.
(a) 1 3 4 2
(b) 1 3 2 4
27. Match the following pairs :
(c) 3 1 2 4
Polymer Use (d) 3 1 4 2
1. Teflon (a) substitute for wool in
commercial fibres 31. With reference to relationship between
2. Polyacrylonitrile (b) non stick surface pressure and boiling point, which among the
following statements is/are correct?
coated utensils
1. Boiling point of water decreases with
3. Bakelite (c) unbreakable crockery increase in atmospheric pressure.
4. Melamine resin (d) electrical switches 2. In pressure cookers, boiling point of
Select the correct answer using the code water decreases.
given below. Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 1-b, 2-a, 3-d, 4-c given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 1-c, 2-d, 3-a, 4-b
(b) 2 only
(c) 1-b, 2-d, 3-a, 4-c (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 1-c, 2-a, 3-d, 4-b (d) Neither 1 nor 2
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32. Anthelmintics drugs refer to 36. Consider the following statements regarding
(a) fever reducing drugs use of Red Light:
(b) antidepressant drugs 1. Red light is used in traffic signals
(c) class of antacids because of its very poor scattering due to
(d) antiparasitic drugs
large wavelength.
2. Red light is used in submarines, military
33. When cooled down most liquids contract;
night manoeuvre to facilitate night
however water expands below 4 degree
vision adaptability.
celcius . This property of water is called
anomalous expansion and is necessary for Which of the statements given above is/are
the survival of polar organisms. What is the correct?
reason behind anomalous expansion of (a) 1 only
water? (b) 2 only
(a) Rearrangement of Hydrogen bonding (c) Both 1 and 2
(b) Rearrangement of Oxygen molecule (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) Breaking up of Hydrogen and Oxygen
molecule
37. Which of the following statements is/are
(d) Repulsion between Hydrogen and
correct with reference to electrical motors
Oxygen molecule
and generators?

34. Consider the following statements: 1. Motors can work only on alternating
1. A communication satellite caters to current.
requirements in communication and 2. Generators convert electrical energy into
television broadcasting. mechanical energy.
2. A Remote Sensing satellite caters to Select the correct answer using the code
requirements in natural resource given below:
monitoring and management. (a) 1 only
3. Both satellites operate from a (b) 2 only
geosynchronous orbit.
(c) Both 1 and 2
Which of the statements given above is/are
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only 38. Which of the following is/are hazards
(c) 1 and 2 only associated with nano materials?
(d) 1 and 3 only 1. Carbon nanotubes can cause
inflammation in lungs.
35. Consider the following pairs of Isotopes and 2. Silver nanoparticles can penetrate
their use. human cells causing DNA damage.
1. Cobalt-60: Lung imaging 3. Nanopowders pose the risk of ignition
2. Xenon-133: Cancer treatment and fire.
3. Iodine: 131: Thyroid treatment
Select the correct answer using the code
Which of the pairs given above is/are
given below.
correctly matched?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only (b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3
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39. The roof and walls of the auditorium are 42. When petroleum is refined it is subject to a
generally covered with materials like number of processes including cracking.
compressed fibreboard, rough plaster or During the cracking process
draperies. Why? (a) lighter hydrocarbons are combined to
(a) To avoid the fluctuation in the form heavier ones
temperature of the auditorium. (b) heavy hydrocarbons are broken up into
(b) To keep the auditorium airy and to
lighter ones
provide cross ventilation.
(c) lighter hydrocarbons are separated by
(c) To avoid the repeated reflection of
distillation
sound waves from the walls.
(d) oxygen is used to burn the heavier
(d) To avoid any mishaps due to short-
hydrocarbons
circuit fire.

43. Consider the following pairs of alloys and


40. Deliquescence is a property of a substance.
Which of the following statements best their component metals.

describes it? 1. Brass: Copper and Tin

(a) The process by which a substance 2. Bronze: Copper and Zinc


absorbs undesirable chemicals from 3. Solder: Lead and Copper
water. Which of the above pairs is/are correctly
(b) The process by which a substance matched?
absorbs moisture from the atmosphere. (a) 1 and 2 only
(c) The process by which fine particles of (b) 3 only
one substance are scattered throughout (c) 1, 2 and 3
another substance. (d) None of the above
(d) The process by which a substance
separates into atoms or ions at high
44. With reference to Magnetic Resonance
temperatures.
Imaging (MRI) analysis used in medical
diagnosis, consider the following statements:
41. Consider the following pairs :
1. The magnetic field inside the human
Type of Colloid Example
body is used to obtain the images of
1. Aerosol Fog
different body parts.
2. Emulsion Milk
2. MRI scanning involves the use of
3. Gel Butter
4. Foam Sponge ionizing radiation.

Which of the pairs given above is/are Which of the statements given above is/are

correctly matched ? correct?


(a) 1, 2 and 4 only (a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
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45. Which of the following statements given 48. India has concluded Free Trade
below is/are correct about Gravitational Agreements(FTA) with which of the
Force? following?
1. It provides necessary acceleration to 1. Sri Lanka
Earth to revolve around sun. 2. Australia
2. It explains the tide generated at the 3. South Korea
oceans.
4. Regional Comprehensive Economic
3. It is the strongest among four
Partnership (RCEP)
fundamental forces.
5. Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-
Select the correct answer using the code
Sectoral Technical and Economic
given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only Cooperation (BIMSTEC)
(b) 2 only Select the correct answer using the code
(c) 1 and 3 only given below.
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
46. Consider the following: (c) 2, 4 and 5 only
1. Mass of an astronaut will decrease on (d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 only
Moons surface due to low gravitation of
moon. 49. In the context of modern scientific research,
2. If a the lid of a jar filled with water is 'The International Ocean Discovery Program
opened on the moons surface, the water (IODP)' seeks to :
freezes.
1. study the history of Earth
3. An astronaut on Moons surface wont
2. study the climate change impact
be able to listen to another astronaut.
3. study geohazards
Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the above objectives is/are part of
correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only the International Ocean Discovery Program?
(b) 2 and 3 only (a) 1 only
(c) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
47. Which of the following are classified as
Water soluble vitamins ? 50. Katoch Committee, constituted by the
1. Vitamin A Government of India is for which of the
2. Vitamin B following purpose?
3. Vitamin C (a) to provide a set of guidelines for net
4. Vitamin D neutrality.
5. Vitamin E
(b) to provide a set of guidelines on road
6. Vitamin K
safety.
Select the correct answer using the code
(c) to review the 'no-detention policy' on
given below.
Right to Education Act, 2009.
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only (d) to formulate a policy on promoting
(c) 2 and 3 only domestic manufacture of bulk drugs in
(d) 3, 4, 5 and 6 only the country.
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51. Consider the two statements 54. Which of the following reasons best explains
Statement I: We see objects only when light why rock salt is often sprinkled on frozen
from it enters our eyes. roads and walkways to melt ice?
Statement II: An object can be seen only (a) It lowers the freezing point of water.
when it reflects the light.
(b) It breaks the covalent bonds within the
Select the correct answer using the code
water molecules.
below.
(c) It increases the temperature of the water.
(a) Both the statements are individually true
and Statement II is the correct (d) It eliminates the hydrogen bonds
explanation of Statement I between the water molecules.
(b) Both the statements are individually true 55. When a carpet is beaten with a stick, dust
but Statement II is NOT the correct comes out of it. Which of the following laws
explanation of Statement I propounded by Newton explains this
(c) Statement I is true but Statement II is phenomenon?
false (a) First law of motion
(d) Statement I is false but Statement II is
(b) Second law of motion
true
(c) Third law of motion
(d) Universal law of gravitation
52. In which of the following ways are the
Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs)
better than Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) ? 56. With reference to 'Antrix', consider the
1. Lower power consumption following statements:
2. Better picture quality 1. It is a research wing of ISRO.
3. Lighter weight 2. It deals with the promotion and
4. Longer lifetime commercial exploitation of space
Select the correct answer using the code products and services.
given below.
Which of the statements given above is/are
(a) 1 and 2 only
correct?
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(a) 1 only
(c) 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
53. Which of the following reason(s) stand in (d) Neither 1 nor 2
the way of large scale deployment of nuclear
power? 57. Iron when in contact with water corrodes,
1. High-cost of installation and the result of the corrosion process of
2. High risk of environmental iron is the formation of Rust. When an iron
contamination
nail gets rusted, iron oxide is formed:
3. Limited availability of Uranium
(a) without any change in the weight of the
Select the correct answer using the code
nail
given below:
(a) 1 and 2 only (b) with decrease in the weight of the nail
(b) 2 only (c) with increase in the weight of the nail
(c) 1 and 3 only (d) without any change in colour or weight
(d) 1, 2 and 3 of the nail
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58. Why is Nitrogen used in the tyres of airplane 62. In a dark room, a green object illuminated
instead of air? with red light appears
1. It is lighter than air.
(a) Red
2. It is relatively inert compared to air.
(b) Yellow
3. Presence of water vapor in air.
Select the correct answer using the code (c) Black
given below. (d) Green
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only 63. The pressure exerted by water on an object
(c) 2 and 3 only
fully immersed in it will depend upon which
(d) 1, 2 and 3
of the following factors?
59. With reference to forms of carbon, consider 1. Density of water
the following statements: 2. The height of water above the object
1. Fullerene is used in high performance 3. Density of body
Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
4. Acceleration due to gravity
2. Graphite is used as a dry lubricant in
machines running at high temperature. Select the correct answer using the code
3. Diamond is used in the manufacture of given below.
tungsten filaments for electric light (a) 1, 2 and 3 only
bulbs. (b) 1 and 3 only
Which of the statements given above is/are
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only
correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 4 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only 64. Consider the following statements :
(d) 1, 2 and 3 1. While particles of a solution cannot be
seen by naked eyes, particles of a
60. Chandrasekhar limit is related to which of
the following? suspension can be seen.
(a) Superconductivity 2. While the path of light is not visible in a
(b) Scattering of light solution, it is visible in a suspension.
(c) Detection of cosmic radio waves Which of the statements given above is/are
(d) Mass of stable dwarf star
correct ?

61. With reference to Bleaching Powder, (a) 1 only


consider the following statements: (b) 2 only
1. Chlorine gas is used for the manufacture (c) Both 1 and 2
of bleaching powder. (d) Neither 1 nor 2
2. It is used as an oxidizing agent in many
chemical industries.
65. Which of the following principles of optics
3. It is used for removing permanent
hardness of water. works in the medical procedure of
Which of the statements given above is/are endoscopy?
correct? (a) Dispersion
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) Refraction
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) Total Internal Reflection
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) Diffraction
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66. Which of the following reasons best explains 70. Which of the following is/are space
why adding oil or kersone to standing water observatory?
helps in preventing breeding of mosquitos? 1. Astrosat
(a) The oil film suffocates mosquitos larva
2. Hubble
or pupa by preventing them from
3. Spektr
breathing.
(b) The oil film explodes the eggs of 4. Suzaku
mosquitos due to high surface tension. Select the correct answer from code given
(c) The oil film does not leave any resting below.
space for moquitos to lay their eggs on. (a) 1 only
(d) The oil drowns down to the bottom of
(b) 1 and 2 only
the water creating a solution detrimental
(c) 2 and 3 only
to the eggs of mosquitos.
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
67. Which of the following phenomenon
provides evidence for the wavelike nature of 71. A new programme called SATYAM was
light ? launched to strengthen research in the areas
1. Interference
of yoga and meditation. Which of the
2. Diffraction
following has launched this programme ?
3. Photoelectric effect
(a) Ministry of Science and Technology
4. Polarization
Select the correct answer using the code (b) Ministry of External Affairs
given below. (c) Ministry of Culture
(a) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
72. The endeavour of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY) programme is

68. The pendulum at its mean position has the: 1. to correct the imbalances in the
(a) the maximum Potential energy and the availability of affordable healthcare
minimum kinetic energy facilities in the country.
(b) the maximum Potential energy and the 2. to provide for reimbursement of money
maximum kinetic energy
or monetary incentives for the costly
(c) the minimum Potential energy and the
treatment in the private hospitals for the
minimum kinetic energy
(d) the minimum Potential energy and the weaker sections of society.
maximum kinetic energy 3. to set up AIIMS like institutions in the
different parts of the country.
69. The human voices are more clearly heard at Which of the statements given above is/are
dusk rather than during day time because of correct?
the phenomenon of
(a) 1 only
(a) Refraction of sound
(b) 1 and 2 only
(b) Diffraction of sound
(c) Scattering of sound (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) Dispersion of sound (d) 2 and 3 only
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73. Consider the following factors: 77. The three isotopes of hydrogen: protium,
1. Temperature of the liquid deuterium and tritium, have equal number of
2. Area of evaporting surface 1. Protons
3. Rate of removal of vapour 2. Neutrons
Which of the factors mentioned above 3. Atomic Number
determine the rate of evaporation in a given 4. Atomic Mass
liquid? Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 1 only given below.
(b) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (b) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 2 and 4 only
74. With reference to cancer treatment, what
advantages are offered by Proton Therapy 78. Which of the following is not an exothermic
over the conventional X-Ray Radiation ? reaction ?
1. Proton Therapy uses non-ionizing (a) Respiration
radiation. (b) Catabolism
2. Proton Therapy causes significantly less (c) Digestion

injury to the surrounding healthy cells. (d) Photosynthesis

3. Proton Therapy allows higher intensity


of radiation to be given in a single dose. 79. Consider the following statements regarding
National Supercomputing Mission :
Select the correct answer using the code
1. It aims to install a National
given below.
Supercomputing grid comprising of
(a) 1 and 2 only
high-performance computing facilities.
(b) 1 and 3 only
2. It is being jointly implemented by the
(c) 2 and 3 only
Department of Science and Technology
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(DST) and Department of Electronics
and Information Technology (DeitY).
75. Galvanization involves deposition of layer of
Which of the statements given above is/are
(a) Aluminium
correct ?
(b) Copper
(a) 1 only
(c) Lead
(b) 2 only
(d) Zinc
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
76. Grand Unified Theory is related to
80. A stain of curry on a white cloth turns
(a) Analysis of universe before the Big
reddish brown on application of soap. This
Bang Theory
indicates:
(b) Unification of non-gravitational
(a) that the soap is basic in nature.
fundamental forces
(b) presence of an organic compound.
(c) Evolution of species on Earth
(c) that the soap is acidic in nature.
(d) Dual nature of matter
(d) formation of micelles by action of soap.
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81. Consider the following characteristics: 85. Consider the following properties of an
1. It is a colour less and odour less gas. indicator of an acidic or basic solution ?
2. It burns with a pop sound.
1. It is a naturally occurring indicator.
3. A reaction between acid and metals
leads to formation of this gas. 2. Acidic solution turns it red while basic
Which of the following gas has all of these solution turns it blue.
characteristics? 3. It is extracted from lichens.
(a) Oxygen
Which of the following indicator is being
(b) Carbon dioxide
(c) Hydrogen referred to by the above properties?
(d) Chlorine (a) Litmus
(b) Turmeric
82. Consider the following statements:
(c) China Rose
1. Bromine is the only non-metal which is
liquid at room temperature. (d) Phenolphthalein
2. Iodine is a lustrous non-metal.
3. Mercury is the only metal that occurs as 86. With reference to the Green Revolution and
liquid at room temperature.
Second Green Revolution, consider the
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct? following statements:
(a) 1 and 2 only 1. While the first one focussed only on
(b) 1 and 3 only food crops; the latter includes whole
(c) 2 and 3 only
agricultural sector.
(d) 1, 2 and 3
2. While the former was confined mainly
83. Why is it preferable to wear two thin to North-western India; the latter is
blankets joined together than one thick focussed on rain-fed eastern part of the
blanket in winter?
country.
(a) The blankets being thin will be easy to
grip thus preventing any gap with the Which of the statements given above is/are
body. correct?
(b) Two thin blankets will reduce the (a) 1 only
surface area thus decreasing the heat
(b) 2 only
loss.
(c) The air trapped between the two thin (c) Both 1 and 2
blankets prevents flow of heat from (d) Neither 1 nor 2
body to surroundings.
(d) None of the above. 87. India is a member of which of the following

84. Match the following pairs: international groupings?


Acid Found in 1. Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation
1. Acetic Acid (a) Ants sting (APEC)
2. Formic Acid (b) Vinegar 2. G4 Group
3. Lactic acid (c) Amla 3. Uniting for Consensus Group
4. Ascorbic Acid (d) Curd
Select the correct answer using the code
Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
given below.
(a) 1-b, 2-a, 3-d-, 4-c (a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1-a, 2-b, 3-c, 4-d (b) 2 only
(c) 1-a, 2-b, 3-d, 4-c (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1-b, 2-a, 3-c, 4-d
(d) 1, 2 and 3
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88. Which of the following are advantages of 91. Which of the following are produced in a
optical fibres over traditional communication biogas plant?
medium? 1. Hydrogen sulphide
1. Optical fibres can carry more data than 2. Methane
metal cables.
3. Carbon dioxide
2. They are less susceptible to interference
Select the correct answer using the code
by electromagnetic radiation.
given below.
3. They are lighter and thinner than metal
(a) 1 only
wires.
Select the correct answer using the code (b) 1 and 3 only
given below. (c) 2 and 3 only
(a) 1 and 2 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 92. In which of the following cases, net work
(d) None done is zero?
1. Studying a book for an hour
89. With reference to moderators used in nuclear
2. Waiting for a friend at some place
reactors consider the following statements:
3. Pull an object up a hill
1. Moderators made out of neutron-
4. Push a fixed and rigid wall
absorbing material are used to control
rate of the nuclear reaction. Select the correct answer using the code
2. Graphite is used as a moderator in given below.
nuclear reactions. (a) 1 and 2 only
Which of the statements given above is/are (b) 1 and 3 only
correct? (c) 3 only
(a) 1 only (d) 1, 2 and 4 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
93. With reference to Improved Samba
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Mahsuri, which among the following
statements are correct?
90. Arrange the following elements in increasing
order of their abundance in earths crust by 1. It is an indigenously developed hybrid

mass: rice variety.


1. Silicon 2. It is resistant to bacterial blight.
2. Aluminium 3. It is fast spreading in the Northern India,
3. Oxygen replacing other varieties.
4. Carbon Select the correct answer using the code
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1-3-2-4
(b) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2-3-4-1
(c) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3-1-2-4
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 4-1-2-3
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94. Bio-plastics are synthesized from 98. Which of the following is/are the part of
1. Bacteria forensic analysis?
2. Genetically modified crops 1. Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
3. Petroleum
2. Polygraph Test
Select the correct answer using the code
given below: 3. Brain Signature Profiling
(a) 1 only Select the correct answer from the codes
(b) 1 and 2 only given below:
(c) 2 and 3 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
95. Saros cycle is related with
(a) The periodicity and recurrence of (d) 1, 2 and 3
eclipses
(b) The occurrence of solar flares 99. Which among the following is the main
(c) The periodicity and recurrence of function of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
comets in automobiles?
(d) The lifecycle of a star.
(a) Secondary brakes, when the primary
96. The Exim bank of India has decided to set braking system fails.
up Kukuza Project Development Company (b) Safeguarding the automobiles from
(KPDC) to facilitate Indian participation in thefts.
infrastructure projects. It is associated with (c) Keeping the wheels from skidding while
which of the following regions ? braking.
(a) South-East Asia
(d) Reducing the wear and tear in brakes
(b) Africa
(c) Australia while braking.
(d) South China Sea
100. Which of the following statements is/are
97. Consider the following statements regarding correct about kolleru lake?
Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) : 1. It is a Wild life sanctuary famous for
1. It aims to provides financial assistance
Great Indian Bustard.
to patients living below poverty line and
suffering from major life threatening 2. It is a Ramsar site.
diseases. 3. It is the largest inland salt water lake in
2. It covers both government and private India.
hospitals. 4. It is located between Krishna and
3. The financial assistance is released in Godavari river.
form of direct benefit transfer to the
Select the correct answer from the code
patient.
Which of the statements given above is/are given below:
not correct ? (a) 1, 3 and 4 only
(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 4 only
(b) 2 only (c) 4 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(d) 3 only

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