Combined Defence Services Exam - I, 2015 - General Knowledge

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    The following four items consists of two statements,statement I and statement II.You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the codes given below.

    Code:

    a)Both the statements are individually true and statement II is the correct explanation of statement I

    b)Both the statements are individually true,but statement  II is not the correct explanation of statement I

    c)Statement I is true,but statement II is false

    d)Statement I is false,but statement II is true

    Statement I

    India's offshore and deepsea fish catch is very poor considering marine potential

    Statement II

    Indian coast does not have many gulfs,bays,estuaries and backwaters

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    Statement I:

    Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the gravitational forces exerted by the moon,sun and the rotation of the earth.

    Statement II:

    Eart rotates from west to east once in 24 hours with respect to sun

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    Statement I:

    Siderreal day is shorter than solar day

    Statement II

    The motion of the earth in its orbit around the sun is called revolution

  1. 4

    Statement I:

    When a gun is fired,it recoils,ie it pushes back,with much less velocity than velocity of gun

    Statement II:

    Velocity of recoiling gun is less because gun is much heavier than bullet

  1. 5

    In an observation,α-particles,β particles and γ particles have the same energy.Their penetrating power in a given medium in increasing order is

  1. 6

    The earth without rotational motion would result into

    1.no sunrise and no sunset

    2.no occurence of day and night cycle.

    3.only one season

  1. 7

    When hard water is evaporated completely,the white solid remains in the container.It may be sue to the presence of 

    1.Carbonates of Ca and Mg.

    2.Sulphates of Ca and Mg

    3.Chlorides of Ca and Mg

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    Which one among the following statements is correct?

     

  1. 9

    A person standing 1m in front of a plane mirror approaches the mirror by 40cm.The new distance between the person and his image in the plane mirror is

  1. 10

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

    List I

    A)Guinea current

    B)Oyashio current

    C)Canaries current

    D)Kuroshio current

    List II

    (Location in map)

    Code:

        A    B    C    D

     

  1. 11

    Which one among the following compounds have the same equivalent weight and molecular weight?

     

  1. 12

    Which among the following is not true for mammals?

  1. 13

    Arrange the following layers of atmosphere vertivally from the surface of the earth

    1.Mesosphere

    2.Troposphere

    3.Stratosphere

    4.Thermosphere

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    A metallic plate sticks firmly on the mouth of a water vessel made from another metal.By the way of heating,one can detach the plate from the vessel.This is because heat expands

  1. 15

    Electricity is produced through dry cell from

  1. 16

    In the human digestive system,digestion starts in the

  1. 17

    Consider the contour plot given below

    The above contour features in an area indicateseveral relief features.Which one among the following is not depicted here?

     

  1. 18

    Which one among the following fuels is used for gas welding?

  1. 19

    In respect of the difference of  the gravitational force from electric and magnetic forces,which of the following statements is true?

  1. 20

    Which among the following is a micronutrient present in the soil for various crops?

  1. 21

    Arrange the following tributaries of river Indus from North to South

    1.Chenab

    2.Jhelum

    3.Ravi

    4.Sutlej

  1. 22

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

    A     Railway equipment                            1.Kochi

    B     Automobile                                       2.Ludhiana

    C     Ship-building                                     3.Bhilai

    D     Bicycle                                             4 Ludhiana

    Code

    A      B      C    D

  1. 23

    Match List I with List II 

    List I                                                                List II

    A)Chlorofluorocarbon                                        1. Acid rain

    B)Sulphur di-oxide                                            2. Depletion in ozone layer atmosphere

    C)Lead compound                                             3. Harmful for human nervous system

    D)Carbon di-oxide                                             4.Top most contributor to greenhouse effect

    Code

    A           B        C         D

  1. 24

    Creation of something from nothing is against the law of

  1. 25

    Which one of the following diseases in humans can spread through air?

  1. 26

    Seismic gaps are

  1. 27

    In the absence of cold labrador current,which of the following would happen

  1. 28

    An electron and a proton are circulating with the same speed in circular paths of equal radius.Which one among the following will happen,if mass of  a proton is 2000 times that of the electron?

  1. 29

    Which one of the following metals are prominently used in mobile phone batteries?

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    Which among the following is the most appropriate and correct practise from the point of view of healthy environment?

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    Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes below

        List I                                  List II

    A)Llanos                              1.Australia

    B)Priaries                            2.Venezuala

    C)Pampas                            3.USA

    D)Downs                              4.Argentina

    Code

    A               B              C                 D

  1. 32

    Who among the following proposed that atom is indivisible?

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    Tank-irrigation is commonly found is south-central parts of India.What could be the reason?

    1.Insufficent shallow ground water

    2.Rocky plateau with impervious surface depression

    3.Undulating terrain helps in accumulating rain water in depression or man-made tank

    Select the correct answer

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    Which of the following are the reasons behind Gujarat being the leading producer of salt in India?

    1.The long length of the coastline

    2.Long duration of hot and dry conditions

    3.Presence of gulf areas

    Select the correct answer

     

  1. 35

    An object is raised to a height of 3 m from the ground.It is then allowed to fall onto a table 1, high from the ground level.In this context,which of the following statements are correct?

  1. 36

    Ozone layer of the earth's atmosphere is important for living organisms because it

  1. 37

    If 82° 30′ east longitude(Allahabad) shows 6.00 am of Sunday(local time),wkat would be the local time of Florida(USA) located on

    82°  west longitude? 

  1. 38

    Consider the following statements with regard to cold waves in winter season in Northern India

    1.There is a lack of maritime influence

    2.Northern India is nearer to Himalayan region

    3.Air mass comes from polar regions to Northern India

    Which of the statements are correct?

  1. 39

    Which one of the following processes is not a part of chemical weathering?

  1. 40

    Two pieces of conductor of same material and of equal length are connected in series with a cell.One of the two pieces has cross-sectional area double than that of the other.Which one of the following statements is correct?

  1. 41

    How many elements are there in 5th period of modern periodic table?

  1. 42

    Which one of the following statements regarding water cycle is correct?

     

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    Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code below

        List I                                                         List II

    A)Humboldt                                                 1.Namibia-Angola

    B)North-atlantic drift                                    2.Chile-Peru

    C)Benguela                                                 3.Mozambique-Madagascar

    D)Agulhas                                                   4.UK-Norway

    Code

    A                     B                    C                  D

     

  1. 44

    The horizontal wind circulation near the earth's surface is due to 

    1.pressure gradient

    2.frictional force

    3.coriolis force

    Select the correct answer

  1. 45

    A wire bound standard resistor uses manganin or constantan.It is because

  1. 46

    Which one among the following is used in making lead pencils?

  1. 47

    Which one among the following structures or cells is not present in connective tissues?

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    Match List I with List II and slect the correct answer using the code below

       List I                                                 List II

    A)Sharavathi Valley                              1)Gujarat

    B)Satkosia Gorge                                  2)Goa

    C)Pirotan Island                                    3)Odisha

    D)Bhagawan Mahavir                            4)Karnataka

    Code

    A                   B                    C                 D

  1. 49

    Sodium metal should be stored in

  1. 50

    The word vaccination has been derived from a Latin word which relates to 

  1. 51

    Which of the following characteristics describes the nature of religion according to Rigveda?

    1.Rigvedic religion can be described as naturalistic polytheism.

    2.There are striking similarities between Rigvedic religion and the ideas in Iranian Avesta

    3.Vedic sacrifices were conducted in the house of priest who was called yajaman

    4.Vedic sacrifices  were of two kinds-those conducted by the householder and those that required ritual specialists

  1. 52

    Which of the following statements about caste movements in early 20th century Kerala is/or false?

    1. Kerala's first modern novel Indulekha attacked the social dominance of Nambuduri Brahmins of Kerala

    2.C.V Raman Pillai's novel Marthandavarma was written against the exploitation of peasants by Nair landlords

    3.Sree Narayana Guru was one of the founders of Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam that was engaged in the upliftment of Ezhavas in Kerala

    4.Dr Palpu,the first Ezhava graduate was one of the founders of Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam that was engaged in the upliftment of Ezhavas in Kerala

  1. 53

    In which of the following cases did the Supreme Court rule that Constitutional amendments were also laws under Article-13 of the constitution of India,which would be declared void for being inconsistent with the Fundamental Rights?

  1. 54

    Which of the following statements is/are not correct for the Ninth Schedule of Constitution of India?

    1.It was inserted in the first amendment in 1951.

    2.It includes those laws which are beyond the purview of judicial review

    3.It was inserted by the 42nd amendment

    4.The laws in the ninth schedule are primarily those which pertain to the matters of national security

    Select the correct answer

  1. 55

    Which one among the following was the theme of International Day of Preservation of ozone Layer-2014?

  1. 56

    Which one of then following categories of persons is not treated at par so far as the availability of Fundamental Rights is concerned?

  1. 57

    Notification regarding commencement or cessation of state of war is the responsiblity of

  1. 58

    Which of the following statements about Mahatma Gandhi's South African experiences is true?

    1.Muslim merchants were actively involved in Gandhian political movemens in South Africa

    2.In 1906,Gandhi led a campaign in Cape Town against the ordinance on compulsory registration and passes for Indians

    3.Gandhi began his political career with struggles against the imposition of excessive taxes on Indians in Cape Town

    Select the correct answer using codes below

  1. 59

    Which of the following sets of newspapers reflected the concerns of educated Indian Muslims during Khilafat Movement?

  1. 60

    Which of the following statements are correct?

    1.The marxist theory repudiates the idea of the atomised and alienated individual

    2.Marxism upholds the natural right of men and individuals

    Select the correct answer using the codes below

  1. 61

    Which one of the following was not an outcome of fifth BRICS summit held in Durban in South Africa in March 2013?

  1. 62

    Seeking to revive historic ties,the Indian Air force has gifted a vintage Dakota aircraft from its museum to

  1. 63

    Which of the following statements is incorrect?

     

  1. 64

    In recent plans,certain words and phrases were used in the title of the plan along with 'growth'.They are

    1.Inclusive

    2.Faster

    3.More inclusive

    4.Sustainable

    5.More sustainable

    which combination is true of twelfth five year plan?

     

  1. 65

    Which of the following statements about Raja Ram Mohan Roy is false?

  1. 66

    Which of the following statements about the state of Travancore in 18th century Kerala is correct?

    1.Travancore was ruled by Marthanda Varma from 1729 to 1758

    2.Travancore built a strong army and defeated the Dutch in 1741

    3.Travancore was an important centre of learning

    Select the correct answer using the codes below

  1. 67

    A parliamentary democracy is the one where

    1. a balance of popular participation and elite rule takes place.

    2.the government is responsible not to the public but to the elected representatives

    3.parliamentarians are delegated the reponsibility of thinking and acting on behalf of their constituents

    Select the correct answer using the codes

  1. 68

    Which one of the following is not the central tenet of socialism?

  1. 69

    'And then one day:a memoir' is an autobiography of

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    Inclusion strategy does not focus on

  1. 71

    When martial law is imposed,Parliament cannot make law in respect of which of the following matters?

  1. 72

    Upari refers to which of the following

  1. 73

    Which of the following are the characteristics of Sanyasi and fakir uprisings?

    1.These uprisings refer to a series of skirmishes between the English East India company and a group of sanyasis and fakirs

    2.One reason for the uprising was the ban on free movement of the sannyasis along the pilgrimage route

    3.In the course of uprisings in 1773,Warren Hastings issued a proclamation banishing all sannyasis from Bengal and Bihar

    4.Are contemporaneous with Non-cooperation movement

    Select the correct answer using the codes

     

  1. 74

    Which one of the following features of a federal  system is not found in Indian political system?

  1. 75

    Which one of the following is not true about Article 32 of the constitution

  1. 76

    Which of the following statements are correct?

    1.Professor Kamal Bawa was conferred with Midori Prize(2014) for biodiversity for his research on climate change in the Himalayas

    2.Midori Prize is an annual international prize given to an individual for outstanding contribution to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global,regional or local levels

    Select the correct answer using codes

  1. 77

    Which of the following statements are not correct?

  1. 78

    The Central Industrial Security force is under the administrative control of which of the following ministries?

  1. 79

    Which of the following features of state of Arcot in the 18th century South India are correct?

    1.The founders of the dynasty that ruled Arcot were Daud Khan Panni and Sa'adatulla Khan

    2.Arcot became the site of protracted struggle between the English and Dutch East India Company in the 1740's

    3.Decentralization was the key feature of the state of Arcot in the 18th century

    4.The other major state to emerge in South India at this time was Mysore

    Select the correct answer using the codes

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    Which of the following statements about the musical culture in 18th and 19th century North India is not correct?

    1.The period was marked by the growing eminence of Sadarang Neamet Khan who introduced khayal form

    2.A large number of musicians moved out of regional centers to Delhi where they hoped they would recieve more employment and patronage

    3.The region was marked by the formation of specific region based gharanas

    Select the correct answer:

  1. 81

    Which of the following are not the characteristics of First Past the Post System?

    1.It is a majoritarian system where minorities are likely to be unrepresented

    2.A candidate may win an election even if he/she gets less than majority of votes cast

    3.It generates proportionality between votes cast and the seats won

    4.It always leads to a two party system and a stable and accountable government

    Select the correct answer using the codes below

  1. 82

    Which of the statements are not true for the category of Overseas citizens of India(OCI) inserted by the amendment to the Citizenship Act of India in 2003?

    1.It gives dual citizenship to persons of Indian origin who are citizens of another country

    2.It gives Persons of Indian Origin(PIO) who are citizens of another country OCI card without citizenship

    3.It permits the OCI to vote in general elections in the country

    4.It permits the OCI to travel to India without visa

    Select the correct answer using the codes

  1. 83

    Which of the following are the objectives of National AYUSH Mission,approved by Union Cabinet recently?

    1.Improvement  of AYUSH education through enhancement in the number of upgraded educational institutions

    2.Better access to AYUSH services through increase in AYUSH hospitals and dispensaries,availability of drugs and manpower

    3.Providing sustained availability of quality raw material for AYUSH system of medicine

    Select the answer using the code below

  1. 84

    Which of the following statements with regard to armed forces is correct?

    1.The act is applicable only to the states of Manipur,Tripura and Nagaland

    2.A person taken into custody under the above act must be handed over to the officer-in-charge of the nearest police station with the least possible delay.

    3.An area can be declared as a disturbed area under the above act only when the state government is of the opinion that the use of armed forces in aid of civil power is necessary to contain a dangerous condition in the concerned area

    Select the correct answer using the codes below

  1. 85

    Indian Coast Guard is

  1. 86

    Which of the following statements about the musical culture in 18th and 19th century South India is correct?

    1.Musical developments were spearheaded by the Arcot court

    2.Tanjavur replaced Madras as the cultural capital of classical music in the second half of nineteenth century

    3.Three great composers,Tyagaraja,Dikshitar and Syama Shastri experimented with the 'kriti' form to set the foundations for the modern Carnatic Music

    Select the correct answer using the codes

  1. 87

    Which of the following statements about the visual culture in 18th and early 19th century is correct?

    1.Painters from Patna and Murshidabad flocked to Calcutta and produces water colors in inverse mode

    2.Landscape and portraiture became extremely important this time

    3.The artists Zayan-al-din,Bhawani Das,Ram das were adopted by English East India company to produce albums  of birds and animals

    4.While Indians were influenced by European artistic styles,European artists did not visit regional courts

    Select the correct answer using codes

     

  1. 88

    Which among the following is not an aspect of Gender Mainstreaming(GM)?

  1. 89

    The 3rd meeting of SAARC culture ministers,convened in New Delhi on Semptember 25 2014,unainimously resolved

    1.to declare 2015-16 as the SAARC-year of cultural heritage

    2.that Bamiyan will be the cultural capital for 2015-16

    3. to promote a SAARC culture online by launching a dedicated SAARC website on culture,with emphasis on digitization of rare manuscripts,rare books and other articles of intangible cultural value

    Select the correct answer using the codes

     

  1. 90

    Information under RTI Act,2005 can be provided in respect of

  1. 91

    Who acts the chairman of the Chief Staff Committee?

     

  1. 92

    Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code below

       List I                                          List II

    A)S.A Dange                               1.Labour-Kisan Gazette

    B)Muzaffar Ahmed                       2.Inquilab

    C)Ghulam Hussain                       3.Navayug

    D)M.Singaravelu                          4.The Socialist

    Code

    A                     B                     C                   D

  1. 93

    Which of the following were connected primarily with the communist ideology?

    1.Kirti Kisan party

    2.Labour Swaraj party

    Select the correct answer using the codes

  1. 94

    Which of the following statements are not true?

  1. 95

    Which of the following is not a part of contemporary Indian foreign policy in relationships with its neighbours?

  1. 96

    Consider the following statements

    1.The Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan is restructured into Swachh Bharat Mission

    2.Swachh Bharat Mission has two sub-missions Union territores and states

    Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 97

    Which of the following statements is correct?

  1. 98

    Demand for a commodity refers to

  1. 99

    The interest of the British Goverment in Afghanistan in the nineteenth century came about in the order to

  1. 100

    What was the common element among i)G.D Birla ii)Ambalal Sarabhai and iii)Walchand Hirachand?

  1. 101

    Which of the following is not true for SAFTA?

  1. 102

    Which of the following is not a laid down principle of Panchsheel?

  1. 103

    Which of the following statements are correct?

    1.Yudh-Abhyas 2014 was an India-US military exercise

    2.Yudh-Abhyas 2014  was conducted in Himachal pradesh

    Select the correct answer using the code

  1. 104

    An exceptional demand curve is the one that slopes

  1. 105

    What was the claim to fame of Dr.Dwarka Nath Kotnis?

  1. 106

    Which of the following is not true about the Convention on the elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women?

  1. 107

    Consider the following statements with regard to the First Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo(2015)

    1.This is a follow-up to make in india initiative

    2.The central theme of the meet is to attract large scale investments in the renewable energy sector in India

    Which of the following statements are correct?

  1. 108

    When two goods are completely interchangeable,they are

  1. 109

    Which could be the most appropriate description concerning the Punjab Naujawan Bharat Sabha?

    It aspired to

  1. 110

    The Sixth schedule of Indian Constitution contains provisions for the administration of tribal areas.Which of the following states is not covered under the schedule?

  1. 111

    Which of the following statements are correct with regard to Living Planet Report-2014?

    1.The Living Planet Index which measures more tha 10,000 representative populations of mammals,birds,reptiles,amphibians and fish has declined by 52% since 1970

    2.The most dramatic regional LPI decrease occured in Africa

    Select the correct answer using the codes

  1. 112

    Rise in price of a commodity means

  1. 113

    The tungabhadra river provided sustenance to which empire?

  1. 114

    Which empire did Niccolo de Conti,Abdur Razzak,Afanasy Nikitin and Fernao Nuniz visit?

  1. 115

    The Supreme Court guidelines issued in the Vishaka Case pertain to

  1. 116

    Which one of the following statements are incorrect?

  1. 117

    Which among the following teams won the Duleep Trophy Cricket Tournament ,2014?

  1. 118

    Which of the following statements are true with regard to the newly launched Vanbhandu Kalyan Yojana?

    1.Under the scheme,Centre will provide 10cr each for every state and Union Territory of the country for the development of various facilities for the tribals.

    2.The scheme mainly focuses on bridging infrastructural gaps and gap in human development indices between Scheduled tribes and social groups

    Select the correct answer using the codes

  1. 119

    Which of the following statements with regard to the proposed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is correct?

    1.India is one of the founding members of the bank

    2.The bank is to be headquartered in Shanghai

    Select the correct answer using the codes

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    The power to decide the date of an election to state legislative assembly rests with the



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