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  • !NSPIRO IAS PRELIMS TEST SERIES 2016

    !NSPIRO IAS PRELIMS TEST SERIES -2016

    COMPREHENSIVE TEST - 3

    GENERAL STUDIES

    PAPER-I

    Time Allowed: Two Hours Maximum Marks: 200

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. IMMEDITELY AFTER THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE EXAMINATION, YOU

    SHOULD CHECK THAT THIS TEST BOOKLET DOES NOT HAVE ANY UNPRINTED

    OR TORN OR MISSING PAGES OR ITEMS, ETC. IF SO, GET IT REPLACED BY A

    COMPLETE TEST BOOKLET.

    2. DO NOT write anything else on the Test Booklet.

    3. This Test Booklet contains 100 items (questions). Each item is printed only in English.

    Each item comprises four responses (answers). You will select the response which you want

    to mark on the Answer Sheet. In case you feel that there is more than one correct response,

    mark the response which you consider the best. In any case, choose ONLY ONE response for

    each item.

    4. You have to mark all your responses ONLY on the separate Answer Sheet provided. See

    directions in the Answer Sheet.

    5. All items carry equal marks.

    6. Before you proceed to mark in the Answer Sheet the response to various items in the Test

    Booklet, you have to fill in some particulars in the Answer Sheet as per instructions sent to

    you with your Admission Certificate.

    7. After you have completed filling in all your responses on the Answer Sheet and the

    examination has concluded, you should hand over to the Invigilator only the Answer Sheet.

    You are permitted to take away with you the Test Booklet.

    8. Sheets for rough work are appended in the Test Booklet at the end.

    9. Penalty for wrong answers :

    THERE WILL BE PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS MARKED BY A CANDIDATE

    IN THE OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION PAPERS.

    (i) There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a

    wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third of the marks assigned to that

    question will be deducted as penalty.

    (ii) If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if

    one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above to

    that question.

    (iii) If a question is left blank, i.e., no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no

    penalty for that question.

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    1. Consider the following Investments and

    infrastructure

    1. Shops to be given option to remain

    open 24x7 across markets.

    2. On east and west coasts, new

    Greenfield ports will be developed.

    3. Underserved airports will be revived.

    For regional connectivity centre to partner

    with States to revive small airports.

    4. 100 per cent FDI in food processing

    and marketing of food products produced

    and marketed in India.

    Select the correct answer from the options

    given below:

    a) 1 and 2

    b) 2, 3 and 4

    c) 1 and 4

    d) All are correct

    2. Which of the following are the views

    of the Orientalists, in regard to strengthen

    the hold of British rule in India?

    1) Intellectual curiosity & romanticizing

    of India

    2) Wanted gradual change via reason

    3) Need of reform imposed from outside

    4) Wanted immediate change via force if

    necessary

    Select the correct answer from the

    following

    a) 1 only

    b) 1 and 2 only

    c) 1, 2 and 3 only

    d) 2, 3 and 4 only

    3. The impact of the British rule on the

    Indian economy was disastrous. In this

    regard, which of the following were the

    factors that resulted in stagnation of

    Indian economy in the 19th century?

    1. The ever mounting „Home charges‟

    2. Foreign trade

    3. The denial of high posts to Indians

    4. The extravagant civil and military

    administration

    5. The continuous drain of wealth from

    India

    Select the correct answer from the options

    given below:

    a) 2, 3 and 4 are correct

    b) 1, 3, 4 and 5 are correct

    c) 1, 4 and 5 are correct

    d) All are correct

    4. Consider the following statements:

    1. The Landholders‟ Society marked the

    beginning of an organised political

    activity and used the method of

    constitutional agitation for the redressal of

    grievances.

    2. The Bengal British India Society

    founded in 1843, was with the objective of

    stimulating the sense of nationalism

    amongst the people and of encouraging

    political education.

    3. Both did not flourish well and later on

    merged into a new one named the British

    Indian Association.

    Select the correct answer from the options

    given below:

    a) 1 and 3 are correct

    b) 1 and 2 are correct

    c) 2 and 3 are correct

    d) All are correct

    5. Which of the following initiatives

    were the ones which worked on the idea

    of a common political organisation for the

    whole India?

    1. The East India Association

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    Trivandrum, Bengaluru.

    2. The Poona Sarvajanik Sabha

    3. The Indian Association of Calcatta

    4. The Madras Mahajana Sabha

    5. Federation of the Native Press

    Select the correct answer from the options

    given below:

    a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct

    b) 1, 2, 3 and 5 are correct

    c) 1, 4 and 5 are correct

    d) All are correct

    6. Consider the following statements

    1. Mass of the body varies according to

    longitudinal position

    2. Weight of the body varies according to

    latitudinal position

    Select the correct answer from the options

    given below:

    a)1 only

    b) 2 only

    c) Both 1 &2

    d) Neither 1&2

    7. Which of the following statements

    about the Tea Party politics of Moderates,

    in regard to INC, are correct?

    1. They were convinced believers in the

    policy of gradualism and

    constitutionalism.

    2. They did not see any alternative to

    British rule in the foreseeable future.

    3. They explained Indian Poverty is

    largely due to the colonial exploitation of

    India‟s economic resource by Britain

    4. They felt that the materialistic and

    individualistic Western civilisation was

    eroding the values of Indian culture.

    Select the correct answer from the

    following?

    a) 1 only

    b) 1 and 2 only

    c) 1, 2 and 3 only

    d) 2, 3 and 4 only

    8. How do people walking on burning

    coal not burn their feet?

    1. Coal is low heat capacity and poor

    thermal conduction.

    2. The texture of human feet can able to

    withstand the temperature of burning coal.

    Select the correct answer from the

    following:

    a) Only 1 is correct

    b) Only 2 is correct

    c) Both 1 and 2 are correct

    d) Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

    9. Which one of the following is the

    most fundamental difference between

    Mahayana Buddhism and Hinayana

    Buddhism ?

    a) Emphasis on ahimsa

    b) Casteless society

    c) Worship of gods and goddesses

    d) Worship of stupa

    10. The significance of the Bengal

    Regulation of 1793 lies in the fact that

    a) It provided for the establishment of

    the Supreme court

    b) It accommodated the personal laws of

    Hindus and Muslims

    c) It provided for the appointment of the

    Indian Law Commission

    d) It restricted the application of English

    law to Englishmen only

    11. Consider the following statements

    1. The energy content of raw rice less than

    boiled rice.

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    Trivandrum, Bengaluru.

    2. Sweat comes out of our irrespective of

    the relative Humidity of the environment.

    Select the correct answer from the

    following:

    a) Only 1 is correct

    b) Only 2 is correct

    c) Both 1 and 2 are correct

    d) Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

    12. Consider the following statements:

    1. Mohiniattam influenced by

    Vaishnavism and had the central concept

    of Krishna as the divine dancer and Radha

    as his partner.

    2. Mohiniattam has elements of both

    Kathakali as well as Bharatanatyam.

    Select the correct answer from the

    following:

    a) Only 1 is correct

    b) Only 2 is correct

    c) Both 1 and 2 are correct

    d) Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

    13.Consider the following statements in

    regard to Kathakali:

    1. Vallathol Narayana Menon founded

    the kalamandalam and made it his mission

    to revive this ancient dance form.

    2. In this form, the dancers use their

    gestures and expressions to suggest the

    scene.

    3. It draws its theme from the epics and