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CSAT IAS 2013

Exam NameCSAT IAS 2013
DescriptionUnion Public Service Commission
IAS Preliminary
Exam TypePUBLIC
Authenticity10001
creatorAnirudh(39264)

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Question: The efforts to detect the existence of Higgs
boson particle have become frequent news in
the recent past.What is/are the
importance/importances of discovering this
particle?
1. It will enable us to understand as to why
elementary particles have mass.
2. It will enable us in the near future to develop
the technology of transferring matter from one
point to another without traversing the physical space between them.
3. It will enable us to create better fuels for
nuclear fission.
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Answer:1 only


Question: Mycorrhizal biotechnology has been used in
rehabilitating degraded sites because
mycorrhiza enables the plants to
1. Resist drought and increase absorptive area
2. Tolerate extremes of pH
3. Resist disease infestation
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Answer:1, 2 and 3


Question: Who among the following constitute the
National Development Council?
1. The Prime Minister
2. The Chairman, Finance Commission
3. Ministers of the Union Cabinet
4. Chief Ministers of the States
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Answer:1, 3 and 4 only


Question: The national income of a country for a
given period is equal to the


Answer:Money value of final goods and services
produced


Question: Which of the following grants/grant direct
credit assistance to rural households
1. Regional Rural Banks
2. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural
Development.
3. Land Development Banks.
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Answer:1 and 3 only


Question: Consider the following statements : The
Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts
1. consists of not more than 25 Members of the
Lok Sabha.
2. scrutinizes appropriation and finance accounts
of the Government.
3. examines the report of the Comptroller and
Auditor General of India.
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct


Answer:2 and 3 only


Question: Consider the following Bhakti Saints :
1. Dadu Dayal
2. Guru Nanak
3. Tyagaraja
Who among the above was/were preaching
when the Lodi dynasty fell and Babur took
over?


Answer:2 only


Question: With reference to the food chains in
ecosystems, which of the following kinds of
organism is/are known as decomposer
organism/organisms?
1. Virus
2. Fungi
3. Bacteria
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Answer:2 and 3 only


Question: The most important fishing grounds of the
world are found in the regions where


Answer:warm and cold oceanic currents meet


Question: Which of the following is/are unique
characteristic/ characteristics of equatorial
forests?
1. Presence of tall, closely set trees with crowns
forming a continuous canopy.
2. Coexistence of a large number of species.
3. Presence of numerous varieties of epiphytes.
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Answer:1, 2 and 3


Question: 31.Which of the following constitute Capital
Account
1. Foreign Loans
2. Foreign Direct Investment
3. Private Remittances
4. Portfolio Investment
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Answer:1, 2 and 4


Question: Consider the following historical places :
1. Ajanta Caves
2. Lepakshi Temple
3. Sanchi Stupa
Which of the above places is/are also known for
mural paintings?


Answer:1 and 2 only


Question: With reference to the history of
philosophical thought in India, consider the
following statements regarding Sankhya school
:
1. Sankhya does not accept the theory of rebirth or
transmigration of soul.
2. Sankhya holds that it is the self- knowledge that
leads to liberation and not any exterior influence
or agent.
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct


Answer:2 only


Question: In the context of India, which of the
following principles is/are implied
institutionally in the parliamentary
government?
1. Members of the Cabinet are Members of the
Parliament.
2. Ministers hold the office till they enjoy
confidence in the Parliament.
3. Cabinet is headed by the Head of the State.
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Answer:1 and 2 only


Question: The annual range of temperature in the
interior of the continents is high as compared
to coastal areas.What is/are the
reason/reasons?
1. Thermal difference between land and water.
2. Variation in altitude between continents and
oceans.
3. Presence of strong winds in the interior.
4. Heavy rains in the interior as compared to
coasts
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Answer:1 only


Question: Which of the following is/are the
characteristic/ characteristics of Indian coal?
1. High ash content
2. Low sulphur content
3. Low ash fusion temperature
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Answer:1 and 2 only


Question: Which of the following statements
regarding laterite soils of India are correct?
1. They are generally red in colour.
2. They are rich in nitrogen and potash.
3. They are well-developed in Rajasthan and UP.
4. Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these
soils.
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below


Answer:1 and 4


Question: Consider the following statements:
1. Natural gas occurs in the Gondwana beds
2. Mica occurs in abundance in Kodarma
3. Charwars are famous for petroleum
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct


Answer:2 only


Question: Consider the following crops :
1. Cotton
2. Groundnut
3. Rice
4. wheat
Which of these are Kharif crops?


Answer:1 2, and 3


Question: “Climate is extreme, rainfall is scanty and
the people used to be nomadic herders”.
The above statement best describes which of
the following regions?


Answer:Central Asian Steppe