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CSAT IAS 2013

Exam NameCSAT IAS 2013
DescriptionUnion Public Service Commission
IAS Preliminary
Exam TypePUBLIC
Authenticity10001
creatorAnirudh(39284)

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Question: Some Buddhist rock-cut caves are called
Chaityas, while the others are called Viharas.
What is the difference between the two?


Answer:Chaitya is a place of worship, while Vihara is
the dwelling place of the monks


Question: Which one of the following describes best
the concept of Nirvana in Buddhism?


Answer:The extinction of the flame of desire


Question: According to the Constitution of India,
which of the following are fundamental for the
governance of the country?


Answer:Directive Principles of State Policy


Question: The people of India agitated against the
arrival of Simon Commission because


Answer:there was no Indian member in the Simon
Commission


Question: Quit India Movement was launched in
response to


Answer:Cripps Proposals


Question: The balance of payments of a country is a
systematic record of


Answer:all import and export transactions of a country
during a given period of time, normally a year


Question: The Reserve Bank of India regulates the
commercial banks in matters of
1. liquidity of assets
2. branch expansion
3. merger of banks
4. winding-up of banks
Select the correct answer using the code given
below.


Answer:1, 2, 3 and 4


Question: An increase in the Bank Rate generally
indicates that the


Answer:Central Bank is following a tight money policy


Question: In India, deficit financing is used for raising
resources for


Answer:economic development


Question: Which of the following characterizes /
characterize the people of Indus Civilization?
1. They possessed great palaces and temples.
2. They worshipped both male and female deities.
3. They employed horse-drawn chariots in
warfare.
Select the correct statement / statements using
the codes given below.


Answer:2 only


Question: Which of the following diseases can be
transmitted from one person to another
through tattooing?
1. Chikungunya
2. Hepatitis B
3. HIV - AIDS
Select the correct answer using the codes given
below


Answer:2 and 3 only


Question: Which of the following statements is/are
applicable to Jain doctrine?
1. The surest way of annihilating Karma is to
practice penance.
2. Every object, even the smallest particle has a
soul.
3. Karma is the bane of the soul and must be
ended.
Select the correct answer using the codes given
below.


Answer:1, 2 and 3


Question: Which one of the following terms describes
not only the physical space occupied by an
organism, but also its functional role in the
community of organisms ?


Answer:Ecological niche


Question: Photochemical smog is a resultant of the
reaction among


Answer:NO2, O3 and peroxyacetyl nitrate in the
presence of sunlinght


Question: Consider the following minerals:
1. Calcium
2. Iron
3. Sodium
Which of the minerals given above is / are
required by human body for the contraction of
muscles?


Answer:1 and 3 only


Question: What will follow if a Money Bill is
substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?


Answer:The Lok Sabha may still proceed with Bill,
accepting or not accepting the recommendations
of the Rajya Sabha


Question: Which one of the following statements is
correct?


Answer:No procedure has been laid down in the
Constitution of India for the removal of a
Governor from his/her post


Question: Which one of the following pairs is
correctly matched?
Geographical Feature Region


Answer:Atlas, Mountains : North-Western
Africa


Question: With reference to the history of Indian
rock-cut architecture, consider the following
statements:
1. The caves at Badami are the oldest surviving
rock-cut caves in India.
2. The Barabar rock-cut caves were originally
made for Ajivikas by Emperor Chandragupta
Maurya.
3. At Ellora, caves were made for different faiths.
Which of the statements given above is/ are
correct?


Answer:3 only


Question: Recombinant DNA technology (Genetic
Engineering) allows genes to be transferred
1. across different species of plants
2. from animals to plants
3. from microorganisms to higher organisms
Select the correct answer using the codes given
below


Answer:1, 2 and 3