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CIVIL SERVICES PRE 2012 GENERAL STUDIES

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Question: Lord Buddha"s image is sometimes shown with the hand gesture called "BhumisparshaMudra". It symbolizes

Answer:Both the statements (a) and (b) are correct in this context


Question: The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of

Answer:worship of nature and Yajnas


Question: With reference to the guilds (Shreni) of ancient India that played a very important role in the country"s economy, which of the following statements is /are correct?
1. Every guild was registered with the central authority of the State and the king was the chief administrative authority on them.
2. The wages, rules of work, standards and prices were fixed by the guild.
3. The guild had judicial powers over its own members.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:


Answer:2 and 3 only


Question: With reference to the scientific progress of ancient India, which of the statements given below are correct?
1. Different kinds of specialized surgical instruments were in common use by 1st century AD.
2. Transplant of internal organs in the human body had begun by the beginning of 3rd century AD.
3. The concept of sine of an angle was known in 5th century AD.
4. The concept of cyclic quadrilaterals was known in 7th century AD.
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Answer:1, 3 and 4 only


Question: With reference to the history. of ancient India, which of the following was/were common to both Buddhism and
Jainism?
1. Avoidance of extremities of penance and enjoyment
2. Indifference to the authority of the Vedas
3. Denial of efficacy of rituals
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Answer:2 and 3 only


Question: With reference to the religious history of medieval India, the Sufi mystics were known to pursue which of the following practices?
1. Meditation and control of breath
2. Severe ascetic exercises in a lonely place
3. Recitation of holy songs to arouse a state of ecstasy in their audience
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Answer:1, 2 and 3


Question: Consider the following statements :
The most effective contribution made by Dadabhai Naoroji to the cause of Indian National Movement was that he
1. exposed the economic exploitation of India by the British
2. interpreted the ancient Indian texts and restored the self-confidence of Indians
3. stressed the need for eradication of all the social evils before anything else
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:1 only


Question: The Rowlatt Act aimed at

Answer:imprisonment without trial and summary procedures for trial


Question: 1. the Congress passed a resolution demanding complete independence
2. the rift between the extremists and moderates was resolved in that Session
3. a resolution was passed rejecting the two-nation theory in that Session
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:1 only


Question: (c) 1 and 3 (d) None of the above
10. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Brahmo Samaj?
1. It opposed idolatry.
2. It denied the need for a priestly class for interpreting the religious texts.
3. It popularized the doctrine that the Vedas are infallible.
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Answer:1 and 2 only


Question: Consider the following :
1. Assessment of land revenue on the basis of nature of the soil and the quality of crops
2. Use of mobile cannons in warfare
3. Cultivation of tobacco and red chillies
Which of the above was/were introduced into India by the English?


Answer:None


Question: The distribution of powers between the Centre and the States in the Indian Constitution is based on the scheme provided in the

Answer:Government of India Act, 1935


Question: The Congress ministries resigned in the seven provinces in 1939, because

Answer:None of the statements (a), (b) and (c) given above is correct


Question: Which of the following is/are the principal feature(s) of the Government of India Act, 1919?
1. Introduction of dyarchy in the executive government of the provinces
2. Introduction of separate communal electorates for Muslims
3. Devolution of legislative authority by the centre to the provinces
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Answer:1 and 3 only


Question: During Indian freedom struggle, the National Social Conference was formed. What was the reason for its formation?

Answer:Behramji Malabari and M. G. Ranade decided to bring together all the social reform groups of the country under one organization


Question: Which of the following parties were established by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar?
1. The Peasants andWorkers Party of India
2. All India Scheduled Castes Federation
3. The Independent Labour Party
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Answer:2 and 3 only


Question: Which of the following special powers have been conferred on the Rajya Sabha by the Constitution of India?

Answer:To pass a resolution empowering the Parliament to make laws in the State List and to create one or more All India Services


Question: Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death in 1932, mainly because

Answer:Ramsay Macdonald announced the Communal Award


Question: With reference to Ryotwari Settlement, consider the following statements :
1. The rent was paid directly by the peasants to the Government.
2. The Government gave Pattas to the Ryots.
3. The lands were surveyed and assessed before being taxed.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:1, 2 and 3


Question: To meet its rapidly growing energy demand, some opine that India should pursue research and development on thoriumas the future fuel of nuclear energy. In this context, what advantage does thoriumhold over uranium?
1. Thoriumis far more abundant in nature than uranium.
2. On the basis of per unit mass of mined mineral, thoriumcan generate more energy compared to natural uranium.
3. Thoriumproduces less harmful waste compared to uranium.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:1, 2 and 3