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CSAT IAS 2014

Exam NameCSAT IAS 2014
DescriptionCSAT 1ST PAPER PRELIMS
Exam TypePUBLIC
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Question: Which one of the following pairs of islands is separated from each other by the ââ"šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Ten
Degree Channelââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢ ?


Answer:Andaman and Nicobar


Question: Consider the following pairs : Programme/Project Ministry
1. Drought-Prone : Minsitry of Area Programme Agriculture
2. Desert Development : Minsitry of Programme Environment and Forests
3. National Watershed : Minsitry of Development Project Rural for Rainfed Areas
Development
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?


Answer:None


Question: With reference to Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), consider the following
statements :
1. It is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
2. It strives to conserve nature through action based research, education and public
awareness.
3. It organizes and conducts nature trails and camps for the general public.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:2 and 3 only


Question: With reference to ââ"šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Global Environment Facility
Which of the following statements is/are correct?


Answer:It serves as financial mechanism for ‘Convention on Biological Diversity’ and
‘United Nations Framework Convention on Cliamte Change’.


Question: With reference to technologies for solar power production, consider the following
statements :
1. ââ"šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Photovoltaicsââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢ is a technology that generates electricity by direct conservation of light
into electricity, while ââ"šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Solar Thermalââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢ is a technology that utilizes the Sunsââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢s rays to
generate heat which is further used in electricity generation process.
2. Photovoltaics generates Alternating Current (AC), while Solar Thermal generates
Direct Current (DC).
3. India has manufacturing base for Solar Thermal technology, but not for Photovoltaics.
Which of the statements given aboveis/are correct?


Answer:1 only


Question: Consider the following languages :
1. Gujarati
2. Kannada
3. Telugu
Which of the above has/have been declared as ââ"šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Classical Language/Languagesââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢ by the Government?


Answer:2 and 3 only


Question: Consider the following pairs :
1. Dampa Tiger : Mizoram Reserve
2. Gumti Wildlife : Sikkim Sanctuary
3. Saramati Peak : Nagaland
Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?


Answer:1 and 3 only


Question: With reference to a conservation organization called ââ"šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Wetlands Internationalââ"šÂ¬Ã¢"žÂ¢, which of
the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is an intergovernmental organization formed by the countries which are signatories
to Ramsar Convention.
2. It works at the field level to develop and mobilize knowledge, and use the practical
experience to advocate for better policies.
Select the correct answer using the code given below


Answer:2 only


Question: With reference to a grouping of countries known as BRICS, consider the following
statements :
1. The First Summit of BRICS was held in Rio De Janeiro in 2009.
2. South Africa was the last to join the BRICS grouping.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


Answer:2 only


Question: Consider the following diseases :
1. Diphtheria
2. Chickenpox
3. Smallpox
Which of the above diseases has/ havebeen eradicated in India?


Answer:3 only


Question: Other than poaching, what are the possible reasons for the decline in the population of
Ganges River Dolphins?
1. Construction of dams and barrages on rivers.
2. Increase in the population of crocodiles in rivers.
3. Getting trapped in fishing nets accidentally.
4. Use of synthetic fertilizers and other agricultural chemicals in crop-fields in the vicinity
of rivers.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :


Answer:1, 3 and 4 only


Question: Which of the following phenomena might have influenced the evolution of organisms?
1. Continental drift
2. Glacial cycles
Select the correct answer using the code given below


Answer:Both 1 and 2


Question: The Radcliffe Committee was appointed to

Answer:delimit the boundaries between India and Pakistan


Question: Brominated flame retardants are used in many household products like mattresses and
upholstery. Why is there some concern about their use?
1. They are highly resistant to degradation in the environment.
2. They are able to accumulate in humans and animals.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.


Answer:Both 1 and 2


Question: Consider the following :
1. Bats
2. Bears
3. Rodents
The phenomenon of hibernation can be observed in which of the above kinds of animals?


Answer:1, 2 and 3


Question: Which one of the following is the largest Committee of the Parliament?

Answer:The Committee on Estimates


Question: Which of the following adds/add carbon dioxide to the carbon cycle on the planet Earth?
1. Volcanic action
2. Respiration
3. Photosynthesis
4. Decay of organic matter
Select the correct answer using the code given below.


Answer:1, 2 and 4 only


Question: If you walk through countryside, you are likely to see some birds stalking alongside the
cattle to seize the insects disturbed by their movement through grasses. Which of the
following is / are such bird/birds?
1. Painted Stork
2. Common Myna
3. Black-necked Crane
Select the correct answer using the code given below.


Answer:2 and 3


Question: In a nursery class of 50 students ,21 can speak English ,10 can speak both Hindi and English how much can speak Hindi,only English and only Hindi