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CIVIL SERVICES PRE 2010 GENERAL STUDIES

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Question: Why did Buddhism start declining in India in the early medieval times?
1. Buddha was by that time considered as one of the incarnations of Vishnu and thus became a part of Vaishnavism..
2. The invading tribes from Central Asia till the time of last Gupta king adopted Hinduism and persecuted Buddhists..
3. The Kings of Gupta dynasty were strongly, opposed to Buddhism.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:1 only


Question: With reference to feimon Commission s recommendations, which one of the following statements is correct?

Answer:It recommended the replacement of diarchy with responsible government in the provinces.


Question: Four resolutions were passed at the famous Calcutta session of Indian National Congress in 1906. The question of either retention OR of rejection of these four resolutions became the cause of a split in Congress at the next Congress session held in Surat in 1907. Which one of the following was not one of those resolutions?

Answer:National education


Question: After Quit India Movement, C. Rajagopalachari issued a pamphlet entitled The Way Out . Which one of the following was a proposal in this pamphlet?

Answer:A solution for the constitutional deadlock.


Question: Who among the following Governor Generals created the Covenanted Civil Service of India which later came to be known as the Indian Civil Service?

Answer:Wellesley


Question: What was the immediate cause for the launch of the Swadeshi movement?

Answer:The partition of Bengal done by Lord Curzon.


Question: Consider the following statements:
1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad persuaded Mahatma Gandhi to come to Champaran to investigate the problem of peasants.
2. Acharya J. B. Kriplani was one of Mahatma Gandhi s colleagues in his Champaran investigation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:2 only


Question: By a regulation in 1793, the District Collector was deprived of his judicial powers and made the collecting agent only. What was the reason for such regulation?

Answer:Lord Cornwallis was alarmed at the extent of power concentrated in the District Collector and felt that such absolute power was undesirable in one person.


Question: Consider the following statements:
1. The Bombay Manifesto signed in 1936 openly opposed the preaching of socialist ideals.
2. It evoked support from a large section of business community from all across India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:Both 1 and 2


Question: For the Karachi session of Indian National Congress in 1931 presided over by Sardar Patel, who drafted the Resolution on Fundamental Rights and Economic Programme?

Answer:Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru


Question: Who among the following were official Congress negotiators with Cripps Mission?

Answer:Pandit Nehru and Maulana Azad


Question: What was the immediate reason for Ahmad Shah Abdali to invade India and fight the Third Battle of Panipat?

Answer:He wanted to avenge the expulsion by Marathas of his viceroy Timur Shah from Lahore.


Question: With reference to Pondicherry (now Puducherry), consider the following statements:
1. The first European power to occupy Pondicherry were the Portuguese.
2. The second European power to occupy Pondicherry were the French.
3. The English never occupied Pondichierry.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:1 only


Question: There are only two known examples of cave paintings of the Gupta period in ancient India. One of these is paintings of Ajanta caves. Where is the other surviving example of Gupta paintings?

Answer:Bagh caves


Question: Among the following, who was not a proponent of bhakti cult?

Answer:Nagarjuna


Question: India, consider the following:
1. Fundamental Rights
2. Fundamental Duties
3. Directive Principles of State Policy
Which of the above provisions of the Constitution of India is/are fulfilled by the National Social Assistance Programme launched by the Government of India?




Question: Consider the following statements:
The Supreme Court of India tendersadvice to the President of India on matters of law or fact
1. on its own initiative (on any matter of larger public interest).
2. if he seeks such an advice.
3. only if the matters relate to the Fundamental Rights of the citizens.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:2 only


Question: With reference to Lok Adalats, which of the following statements is correct?

Answer:None of the statements given above is correct.


Question: The Instrument of Instructions contained in the Government of India Act 1935 have been incorporated in the Constitution of India in the year 1950 as

Answer:Directive Principles of State Policy


Question: In the context of governance, consider the following:
1. Encouraging Foreign Direct Investment inflows
2. Privatization of higher educational Institutions
3. Down-sizing of bureaucracy
4. Selling/offloading the shares of Public Sector Undertakings

Which of the above can be used as measures to control the fiscal deficit in India?


Answer:2, 3 and 4