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CSAT IAS 2014

Exam NameCSAT IAS 2014
DescriptionCSAT 1ST PAPER PRELIMS
Exam TypePUBLIC
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Question: The Partition of Bengal made by Lord
Curzon in 1905 lasted until


Answer:King George V abrogated Curzon's Act at the Royal Durbar in Delhi in 1911


Question: The 1929 Session of Indian National Congress is of significance in the history of the
Freedom Movement because the


Answer:Attainment of Poorna Swaraj was adopted as the goal of the Congress


Question: With reference to the famous Sattriya dance, consider the following statements:
1. Sattriya is a combination of music, dance and drama.
2. It is a centuries ââ"šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ old living tradition of Vaishnavites of Assam.
3. It is based on classical Ragas and Talas of devotional songs composed by Tulsidas,
Kabir and
Mirabai.


Answer:1 and 2 only


Question: Chaitra 1 of the national calendar based on the Saka Era corresponds to which one of the
following dates of the Gregorian calendar in a normal year of 365 days?


Answer:22nd March (or 21st March)


Question: With reference to the Indian history of art and culture, consider the following pairs:
Famous work of Site Sculpture
1. A grand image : Ajanta of Buddha's Mahaparinirvana With numerous celestial
musicians above and the sorrowful figures of his followers below
2. A huge image of : Mount Abu Varaha Avatar (boar Incarnation) of Vishnu, as he
rescues Goddess Earth from the deep and chaotic waters sculpted on rock
3. "Arjuna's Penance"/ : Mamallapuram "Descent of Ganga" sculpted on the surface of
huge boulders
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?


Answer:1 AND 3 ONLY


Question: The Ghadr (Ghadar) was a

Answer:revolutionary association of Indians with headquarters at San Francisco


Question: With reference to India's culture and tradition, what is 'Kalaripayattu'?

Answer:It is an ancient martial art and a living tradition in some parts of South India


Question: Consider the following pairs:
1. Garba : Gujarat
2. Mohiniattam : Odisha
3. Yakshagana : Karnataka
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?


Answer:1 and 3 only


Question: With reference to Buddhist history, tradition and culture in India, consider the following
pairs: Famous shrine Location
1. Tabo monastery : Spiti Valley and temple complex
2. Lhotsava Lhakhang : Zanskar Valley temple, Nako
3. Alchi temple : Ladakh complex
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?


Answer:1 and 3 only


Question: Consider the following statements:
1. 'Bijak' is a composition of the teachings of Saint Dadu Dayal.
2. The Philosophy of Pushti Marg was propounded by Madhvacharya.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:Neither 1 nor 2


Question: A community of people called Manganiyars is well-known for their

Answer:musical tradition in North- West India


Question: What was/were the object/objects of Queen Victoria's Proclamation (1858)?
1. To disclaim any intention to annex Indian States
2. To place the Indian administration under the British Crown
3. To regulate East India Company's trade with India
Select the correct answer using the code given below


Answer:1 and 2 only


Question: Ibadat Khana at Fatehpur Sikri was

Answer:the hall in which Akbar held discussions with scholars of various religions


Question: In the context of food and nutritional security of India, enhancing the 'Seed Replacement
Rates' of various crops helps in achieving the food production targets of the future. But what
is/are the constraint/ constraints in its wider/greater implementation?
1. There is no National Seeds Policy in place.
2. There is no participation of private sector seed companies in the supply of quality
seeds of vegetables and planting materials of horticultural crops.
3. There is a demand-supply gap regarding quality seeds in case of low value and high
volume crops.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.


Answer:3 only


Question: With reference to 'Eco-Sensitive Zones', which of the following statements is/are
correct?
1. Eco-Sensitive Zones are the areas that are declared under the Wildlife (Protection)
Act, 1972.
2. The purpose of the declaration of Eco-Sensitive Zones is to prohibit all kinds of human
activities in those zones except agriculture.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.


Answer:Neither 1 nor 2


Question: Consider the following statements:
1. Animal Welfare Board of India is established under the Environment (Protection) Act,
1986.
2. National Tiger Conservation Authority is a statutory body.
3. National Ganga River Basin Authority is chaired by the Prime Minister.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:2 and 3 only


Question: Consider the following pairs: Vitamin Deficiency disease
1. Vitamin C : Scurvy
2. Vitamin D : Rickets
3. Vitamin E : Night blindness
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?


Answer:1 and 2 only


Question: There is some concern regarding the nanoparticles of some chemical elements that are
used by the industry in the manufacture of various products. Why?
1. They can accumulate in the environment, and contaminate water and soil.
2. They can enter the food chains.
3. They can trigger the production of free radicals.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.


Answer:1, 2 and 3


Question: Which of the following organizations brings out the publication known as 'World
Economic Outlook' ?


Answer:The International Monetary Fund


Question: In India, the problem of soil erosion is associated with which of the following?
1. Terrace cultivation
2. Deforestation
3. Tropical Climate
Select the correct answer using the code given below


Answer:2 only