Tuesday, September 6, 2016



41. The most significant impact of volcanic eruption has been felt in the form of :
(A) change in weather 
(B) sinking of islands
(C) loss of vegetation 
(D) extinction of animals

42. With absorption and decomposition of CO2 in ocean water beyond desired level, there will be :
(A) decrease in temperature 
(B) increase in salinity
(C) growth of phytoplankton 
(D) rise in sea level

43. Arrange column II in proper sequence so as to match it with column I and choose the correct answer from the code given below :
       Column I                                 Column II
Water Quality                                 pH Value
(a) Neutral                                         (i) 5
(b) Moderately acidic                      (ii) 7
(c) Alkaline                                      (iii) 4
(d) Injurious                                    (iv) 8
Code :
        (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
(B) (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)
(C) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)
(D) (iv) (ii) (iii) (i)

44. The maximum emission of pollutants from fuel sources in India is caused by :
(A) Coal 
(B) Firewood
(C) Refuse burning
(D) Vegetable waste product

45. The urbanisation process accounts for the wind in the urban centres during nights to remain :
(A) faster than that in rural areas
(B) slower than that in rural areas
(C) the same as that in rural areas
(D) cooler than that in rural areas

46. The University Grants Commission was constituted on the recommendation of :
(A) Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan Commission
(B) Mudaliar Commission
(C) Sargent Commission
(D) Kothari Commission

47. Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India safeguards the rights of Minorities to establish and run educational institutions of their own liking ?
(A) Article 19 
(B) Article 29
(C) Article 30 
(D) Article 31

48. Match List - I (Institutions) with List - II (Functions) and select the correct answer by using the code given below :
        List - I (Institutions)       List - II (Functions)
(a) Parliament                  (i) Formulation of Budget
(b) C & A.G.                    (ii) Enactment of Budget
(c) Ministry of Finance   (iii) Implementation of Budget
(d) Executing Departments (iv) Legality of expenditure
                                            (v) Justification of Income
Code :
       (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
(B) (ii) (iv) (i) (iii)
(C) (v) (iii) (iv) (ii)
(D) (iv) (ii) (iii) (v)

49. Foundation training to the newly recruited IAS (Probationers) is imparted by :
(A) Indian Institute of Public Administration
(B) Administrative Staff College of India
(C) L.B.S. National Academy of Administration
(D) Centre for Advanced Studies

50. Electoral disputes arising out of Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections are settled by:
(A) Election Commission of India 
(B) Joint Committee of Parliament
(C) Supreme Court of India 
(D) Central Election Tribunal