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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: Consider the following statements :
1. The President shall make rules for the more convenient transaction of the business of
the Government of India, and for the allocation among Ministers of the said business.
2. All executive actions of the Government of India shall be expressed to be taken in the
name of the Prime Minister.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?


Answer:1 only


Question: Consider the following statements regarding a No-Confidence Motion in India :
1. There is no mention of a No-Confidence Motion in the Constitution of India.
2. A Motion of No-Confidence can be introduced in the Lok Sabha only.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?


Answer:Both 1 and 2


Question: With reference to Need tree, consider the following statements :
1. Neem oil can be used as a pesticide to control the proliferation of some species of
insects and mites.
2. Neem seeds are used in the manufacture of biofuels and hospital detergents.
3. Neem oil has applications in pharmaceutical industry.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?


Answer:1, 2 and 3


Question: Which one of the following is the process involved in photosynthesis ?

Answer:Free energy is converted into potential energy and stored


Question: In addition to fingerprint scanning, which of the following can be used in the biometric
identification of a person ?
1. Iris scanning
2. Retinal scanning
3. Voice recognition
Select the correct answer using the code given below


Answer:1,2 and 3 onl


Question: Which of the following statements is / are correct regarding vegetative propagation of
plants ?
1. Vegetative propagation products clonal population.
2. Vegetative propagation helps in eliminating the virus.
3. Vegetative propagation can be practiced most of the year.
Select the correct answer using the code given below


Answer:1 and 3 only


Question: Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched ? Spacecraft Purpose
1. Cassini ââ"šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“Huygens Orbiting the: Venus and transmitting data to the Earth
2. Messenger: Mapping and investigating the Mercury
3. Voyager 1 and 2: Exploring the outer solar system
Select the correct answer using thecode given below:


Answer:2 and 3 only


Question: Consider the following pairs : Region Well-known for the production of
1. Kinnaur : Area nut
2. Mewat : Mango
3. Coromandel : Soya bean
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched ?


Answer:3 only


Question: The power of the Supreme Court of India to decide disputes between the Centre and
the States falls under its


Answer:original jurisdiction


Question: Consider the following techniques / phenomena:
1. Budding and grafting in fruit plants
2. Cytoplasmic male sterility
3. Gene silencing
Which of the above is/are used to create transgenic crops ?




Question: Consider the following statements :
1. Maize can be used for the production of starch.
2. Oil extracted from maize can be a feedstock for biodiesel.
3. Alcoholic beverages can be produced by using maize.
Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?


Answer:1, 2 and 3


Question: Among the following organisms, which one does not belong to the class of other three ?

Answer:Crab


Question: The power to increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court of India is vested in

Answer:the Parliament


Question: Consider the following towns of India :
1. Bhadrachalam
2. Chanderi
3. Kancheepuram
Karnal
Which of the above are famous for the production of traditional sarees/fabric?


Answer:2 and 3only


Question: Consider the following pairs : National Cities Highway Connected
1. NH 4: Chennai and Hyderabad
2. NH 6: Mumbai and Kolkata
3. NH 15: Ahmedabad and Jodhpur
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?


Answer:none


Question: Consider the following international agreements :
1. The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
2. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
3. The World Heritage Convention.
Which of the above has/have a bearing on the biodiversity


Answer:1 and 3 only


Question: Consider the following statements regarding ââ"šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Earth Hourââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢ :
1. It is an initiative of UNEP and UNESCO.
2. It is a movement in which the participants switch off the lights for one hour on a
certain day every year.
3. It is a movement to raise the awareness about the climate change and the need to save the plant
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:2 and 3 only


Question: Which one of the following is the correct sequence of a food chain?

Answer:Diatoms-Crustaceans-Herrings.


Question: What are the significances of apractical approach to sugarcane production known as
ââ"šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Sustainable Sugarcane Initiativeââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢ ?
1. Seed cost is very low in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation.
2. Drip irrigation can be practiced very effectively in this.
3. There is no application of chemical/inorganic fertilizers at all in this.
4. The scope for intercropping is more in this compared to the conventional method of
cultivation.
Select the correct answer using the code given below


Answer:1 ,2 and 4


Question: If a wetland of international importance is brought under the ââ"šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Montreux Recordââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢, what
does it imply?


Answer:Changes in ecological character have occurred, are occurring or are likely to
occur in the wetland as a result of human interference