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CSAT IAS 2014

Exam NameCSAT IAS 2014
DescriptionCSAT 1ST PAPER PRELIMS
Exam TypePUBLIC
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creatorAnirudh(39272)

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Question: Lichens, which are capable of initiating ecological succession even on a bare rock, are
actually a symbiotic association of


Answer:algae and fungi


Question: If you travel through the Himalayas, you are likely to see which of the following plants naturally growing there?
1. Oak
2. Rhododendron
3. Sandalwood
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Answer:1 and 2 only


Question: Which of the following are some important pollutants released by steel industry in India?
1. Oxides of sulphur
2. Oxides of nitrogen
3. Carbon monoxide
4. Carbon dioxide
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Answer:1, 2, 3 and 4


Question: Which of the following Kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha?
1. Avanti
2. Gandhara
3. Kosala
4. Magadha
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Answer:3 and 4 only


Question: Every year, a month long ecologically important campaign / festival is held during which certain communities / tribes plant saplings of fruit-bearing trees. Which of the
following are such communities / tribes?


Answer:Gond and Korku


Question: The sales tax you pay while purchasing a toothpaste is a

Answer:tax imposed and collected by the State Government


Question: What does venture capital mean

Answer:A long-term start-up capital provided to new entrepreneurs


Question: The main objective of the 12th Five- Year Plan is

Answer:faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth


Question: With reference to Balance of Payments, which of the following constitutes / constitute
the Current Account?
1. Balance of trade
2. Foreign assets
3. Balance of invisibles
4. Special Drawing Rights
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Answer:1 and 3


Question: The terms `Marginal Standing Facility Rateââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢ and `Net Demand and Time Liabilitiesââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢,
sometimes appearing in news, are used in relation to


Answer:banking operations


Question: What is/are the facility/facilities the beneficiaries can get from the services of Business
Correspondent (Bank Saathi) in branchless areas?
1. It enables the beneficiaries to draw their subsidies and social security benefits in their
villages.
2. It enables the beneficiaries in the rural areas to make deposits and withdrawals.
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Answer:Both 1 and 2


Question: In the context of Indian economy, which of the following is/are the purpose/purposes of
`Statutory Reserve Requirementsââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢?
1. To enable the Central Bank to control the amount of advances the banks can create
2. To make the peopleââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢s deposits with banks safe and liquid.
3. To prevent the commercial banks from making excessive profits.
4. To force the banks to have sufficient vault cash to meet their day-to-day
requirements
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Answer:1 and 2 only


Question: Recently, a series of uprisings of people referred to as `Arab Springââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢ originally started from

Answer:Tunisia


Question: Consider the following countries:
1. Denmark
2. Japan
3. Russian Federation
4. United Kingdom
5. United States of America
Which of the above are the members of the `Arctic Councilââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢?


Answer:1, 3 and 5


Question: Consider the following pairs: Region often Country in news
1. Chechnya : Russian Federation
2. Darfur : Mali
3. Swat Valley : Iraq
Which of the above pairs is / are correctly matched ?l


Answer:1 only


Question: With reference to Agni ââ"šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ IV Missile, which of the following statements is / are correct ?
1. It is a surface-to-surface missile.
2. It is fuelled by liquid propellant only.
3. It can deliver one-tonne nuclear
warheads about 7500 km away. Select the correct answer using the code given below:


Answer:1 only


Question: With reference to two nonconventional energy sources called ââ"šÂ¬Ã‹Å“coalbed methaneââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢ and
ââ"šÂ¬Ã‹Å“shale gasââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢, consider the following statements :
1. Coalbed methane is the pure methane gas extracted from coal seams, while shale
gas is a mixture of propane and butane only that can be extracted from fine-grained
sedimentary rocks.
2. In India, abundant coalbed methane sources exist, but so far no shale gas sources
have been found.`
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct ?


Answer:Neither 1 nor 2


Question: With reference to ââ"šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Changpaââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢ community of India, consider the following statements :
1. They live mainly in the State of Uttarakhand.
2. They rear the Pashmina goats that yield a fine wool.
3. They are kept in the category of Scheduled Tribes.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:2 and 3 only


Question: In India, cluster bean (Guar) istraditionally used as a vegetable or animal feed, but
recently the cultivation of this has assumed significance.
Which one of the following statements is correct in this context ?


Answer:The gun made from its seeds is used in the extraction of shale gas


Question: If the interest rate is decreased in an economy, it will

Answer:increase the investment expenditure in the economy