UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2005 (Prelims): General Studies I

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UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2005 (Prelims) is conducted by UPPSC (UTTAR PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION) in two sections. Both sections (General Study) have the objective type of questions. General Study (I) Paper is related to the history of India, Geography, Indian Economy, Indian Polity, Environment and Ecology, Science and Technology, Population, Facts on Uttar Pradesh, Current Affairs.

UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2005 (Prelims)

UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2005

Prelims (General Studies – I)

1. According to the 2001 census, three major states of India in respect of population are
(a) Uttar Pradesh. Bihar, West Bengal.
(b) Uttar Pradesh. Maharashtra, Bihar.
(c) Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra. West Bengal.
(d) Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar.

2. The highest decadal growth rate of population in India during 1991 -2001 was recorded in:
(a) Bihar
(b) Nagaland
(c) Sikkim
(d) Uttar Pradesh

3. The largest concentration of population in Uttar Pradesh is found in
(a) Agra district
(b) Allahabad district
(c) Azamgarh district
(d) Kanpur Nagar district

4. In sex ratios, the highest decadal growth rate during 1991-2001 has been recorded by
(a) Arunachal Pradesh
(b) Kerala
(c) Uttaranchal
(d) Chhattisgarh

5. According to the 2001 census, the most urbanized State of India is
(a) Gujarat
(b) Kerala
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Tamil Nadu

6. Which one of the given below statements is not true?
(a) 28% today nearly India’s population resides in towns.
(b) In the demographic history of India, the year 1921 is the urban divide
(c) The most populous metropolis in India is Mumbai
(d) In Uttar Pradesh, there are only 5 million cities.

7. According to the Planning Commission Report of 1999- 2000 the highest percentage of people living below the poverty line is in
(a) Bihar
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Orissa
(d) Uttar Pradesh

8. In urban areas of India, the lowest infant mortality is found in
(a) Kerala
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Gujarat

9. The arsenic contamination of drinking water is highest in
(a) Chennai
(b) Kanpur
(c) Kolkata
(d) Mumbai

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10. Which one of the given below Noble Gases is not present in the air?
(a) Helium
(b) Argon
(c) Radon
(d) Neon

11. Assertion (A): The Ganga is a highly polluted river.
     Reason (R): The holier the river, the more polluted it is

Choose the right answer from the given below
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the appropriate explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the appropriate explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

12. Name of the country most ravaged by the Tsunami fury was:
(a) Australia
(b) India
(c) Indonesia
(d) Thailand

13. The highest chemical pollution is caused by the industrial effluents of
(a) Leather industry
(b) Paper industry
(c) Rayon industry
(d) Textile industry

14. The largest Commercial Bank of India is
(b) State Bank of India
(d) Union Bank of India

15. According to the 2001 census, the female literacy rate in Uttar Pradesh is
(a) 24.37%
(b) 42.98%
(c) 52.40%
(d) 56.36%

16. According to the Union Budget 2005-2006, the senior citizens have not- to pay income tax up to an income of
(a) Rs. 1.00 lakh
(b) Rs. 1.50 lakh
(c) Rs. 1.85 lakh
(d) Rs. 2.00 lakh

17. India’share in the World Trade is
(a) 0.75%
(b) 2.60%
(c) 2.00%
(d) 2.50%

18. India’s share in the World Green Houses gases is
(a) 1%
(b) 2%
(c) 3%
(d) 5%

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19. Which of the given below States has not introduced a VAT system?
Choose the appropriate answer from the given below codes:
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Chhattisgarh
3. Maharashtra
4. Uttar PradeshCode:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) I and 4
(d) 2 and 4

20. The UPA Government does not provide in the New Package for Agriculture announced
(a) Landless agriculturists will get a loan from banks.
(b) NABARD will work out a proposal for loans to landless agriculturists.
(c) 50 lakhs of new farmers will be covered under the loan scheme.
(d) Concession in loan payment

21. According to the Union Budget 2005-06, the GDP growth rate has been stipulated as
(a) 6.0%
(b) 6.9%
(c) 7.25%
(d) 8.5%

22. The leading producer of soybean in India is
(a) Chhattisgarh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Uttar Pradesh

23. The Cancer tropic does not pass through
(a) Egypt
(b) India
(c) Iran
(d) Myanmar

24. Ganpati Festival in Maharashtra was started by
(a) Bal Gangardhr Tilak
(b) Gopal KrishnaGokhale
(c) Aurobindo Ghosh
(d) Bipin Chandra Pal

25. Name of the Committee which recommended a three-tier Panchayati Raj System in India was
(a) Ashok Mehta Committee
(b) BalwantRai Mehta Committee
(c) G. K.V.Rao Committee
(d) L.M. Singhvi Committee

26. Which tribes celebrate ‘Sarhul’ festival
(a) Santhal
(b) Munda
(c) Bhil
(d) Tharu

27. Diwali is a festival of mourning among the
(a) Khasis
(b) Mundas
(c) Bhils
(d) Tharus

28. The Office vacancy of the President must be filled up within
(a) 90 days
(b) six months
(c) nine months
(d) one year

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29. Fundamental Rights provision which is directly related to the exploitation of children
(a) Art. 17
(b) Art. 19
(c) Art. 23
(d) Art. 24

30. Name of the First Speaker against whom a vote of no- confidence was moved in the Lok Sabha was
(a) B.R. Jhakhad
(b) G.V. Mavlankar
(c) Hukum Singh
(d) K.S. Hegde

31. Who among the given below is not the recipient of the Bharat Ratna Award?
(a) Ustad Bismiliah Khan
(b) Satyajit Ray
(c) Raj Kapoor
(d) Lata Mangeshkar

32. Name of the first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was
(a) Abdul KalamAzad
(b) Rafi Ahmed Kidwai
(c) M.A. Ansari
(d) Badruddin Tyabji

33. In a Government Presidential, all executive powers are rested in
(a) President
(b) Cabinet
(c) Legislature
(d) Upper House

34. Which one of the given below irrelevant?
(a) Sensex
(b) BSE
(c) Nifty
(d) SAPS

35. The largest item of revenue expenditure in the Union Budget is
(a) Defence expenditure
(b) Major Subsidies
(c) Interest Payments
(d) Grants to States

36. The unconstitutional Illegal Migrants Determination Act, 1993 Supreme Court has recently held by Supreme Court on the ground of violation of the moral obligation of Centre under
(a) Art. 355
(b) Art. 356
(c) Art. 256
(d) Art. 257

37. Which one of the given below statements is the right?
(a) The Constitution of India is Presidential
(b) India is a titular monarchy.
(c) India is an aristocracy.
(d) India is a Parliamentary democracy.

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38. Which one of the given below pairs of States has equal seats in Lok Sabha?
(a) Punjab and Assam
(b) Gujarat and Rajasthan
(c) Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
(d) Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal

39. Which one of the given below is not correctly matched?
(a) Bihu – Assam
(b) Onam – Andhra Pradesh
(c) Pongal – Tamil Nadu
(d) Baisakhi – Punjab

40. In Sanskrit, the First University Chair was founded in Europe in
(a) Britain
(b) France
(c) Germany
(d) Russia

41. Which one of the given below statements is not true for Shankaracharya, Saint of the 8th century?
(a) Four religious centers in different parts established by him in India.
(b) He countered the spread of Buddhism and Jainism.
(c) He named Prayag as Teerthraj
(d) He propagated Vedanta.

42. Among the given below who had constructed as astronomical observatory popularly known as Jantar Mantar at Delhi?
(a) Akbar
(b) Shahjahan
(c) Suraj Mal
(d) Jaisingh II

43. Sania Mirza in U.S. open 2005 was defeated in pre-quarter-final by
(a) Maria Kirilenko
(b) Maria Sharapova
(c) Tatyana Pamova
(d) Anna Lona Gorenfeld

44. Name of the port which does not have LNG terminals is
(a) Dahej
(b) Hazira
(c) Kochi
(d) Kandla

45. Ten Degree Channel separates
(a) Andaman from the Nicobar Islands
(b) Andaman from Myanmar
(c) India from Sri Lanka
(d) Lakshadweep from the Maldives

46. Which one of the given below countries is not a landlocked country?
(a) Afghanistan
(b) Liberia
(c) Laos
(d) Luxemburg

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47. Consider the given below statements and select the right answer from the code given below:
1. Cuba is a ‘sugar bowl’ of the world
2. A special Administrative Region of China is Hong kong.
3. The leading producer of milk in the world is the U.S.A.
4. Australia is a Federal State.

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2 and 4 only

48. Which one of the given below is not correctly matched?

(a) Anshan – Iron and Steel
(b) Detroit – Automobiles
(c) Moscow – Shipbuilding
(d) Osaka – Textiles

49. Which one of the given below is a cold current of the South Pacific Ocean?
(a) Canary current
(b) Benguela current
(c) Agulhas current
(d) Brazil current

50. Assertion (A): The most cyclone-prone coastal region in India is Orissa.
       Reason (R): Maximum deforestation of mangroves in the Mahanadi delta region.

Choose the appropriate answer from given below codes:
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the appropriate explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the appropriate explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

51. In South America, the wide treeless grassy plain is called
(a) Selvas
(b) Pampas
(c) Prairies
(d) Steppes

52. The first woman to reach the North Pole was
(a) Ann Boncraft
(b) Elizabeth
(c) Luci Jennifer
(d) Chi-Ha Lung

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53. Which one of the given below is not correctly matched?
(a) Jaipur – Pink City
(b) Ujjain – City of Mahakal
(c) Kolkata – City of Joy
(d) Jaislamer – City of Lakes

54. Mauna Loa is an active volcano of
(a) Alaska
(b) Hawaii
(c) Italy
(d) Japan

55. Which one of the given below regions of the U.S.A. is known as “Tornado Alley”?
(a) Atlantic Seaboard
(b) Pacific Coast
(c) Mississippi Plains
(d) Alaska

56. Death Valley is known for its
(a) excessive heat
(b) excessive cold
(c) abnormal depth
(d) excessive salinity

57. ‘Sulahkul Festival’ of Hindu-Muslim unity is organized at
(a) Agra
(b) Aligarh
(c) Etawah
(d) Barabanki

58. Name of the district which has a small area in Uttar Pradesh is:
(a) Sant Kabir Nagar
(b) Gautam Budh Nagar
(c) Ambedkar Nagar
(d) Kanpur Nagar

59. Kisan Mitra Yojana was started in U.P. on
(a) June 18,2004
(b) June 18, 2003
(c) June 18,2002
(d) June 18, 2001

60. In Uttar Pradesh, the total tax revenue in the year 2004-05, the share of indirect taxes is estimated is about
(a) 74%
(b) 76%
(c) 78%
(d) 80%

61. The National Rural Health Mission was launched on
(a) August 15,2002
(b) March 31, 2003
(c) June 18, 2004
(d) April 12, 2005

62. The proposed ‘Janani Suraksha Scheme’ will replace
(a) Maternity and Child Health Scheme.
(b) National Maternity Benefit Scheme
(c) MahilaSamakhya
(d) Reproductive and Child Health Scheme.

63. The share of direct taxes during the last three years, the share of direct taxes in the total tax revenue of the Government of Uttar Pradesh has
(a) decreased
(b) increased
(c) fluctuated
(d) remained unchanged

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64. Places where, the Common wealth Games- 2010 will be held was
(a) Canberra
(b) Delhi
(c) London
(d) Toronto

65. Person who gets Nobel Prize for Peace- 2004
(a) Wengari Mathai
(b) Jimmi Carter
(c) Yasser Arafat
(d) Alfred Zemilek

66. The writer of “The Road Ahead” book is
(a) Bill Clinton
(b) Bill Gates
(c) VikramSeth
(d) Salman Rushdie

67. Pope Benedict XVI hails from
(a) Germany
(b) Italy
(c) Vatican City
(d) Poland

68. Durand Cup is associated with the sport of
(a) Football
(b) Golf
(c) Hockey
(d) Table Tennis

69. The headquarters of WTA is located as
(a) Doha
(b) Geneva
(c) Rome
(d) New York

70. Which one of the given below is not correctly matched?
(a) Chinook-U.S.A.
(b) Sirocco-Sicily
(c) Blizzard-Chile
(d) Norwesters-India

71. The largest Scheduled Tribe of Uttaranchal is
(a) Bhoksa
(b) Bhotia
(c) Jaunsari
(d) Tharu

72. Which one of the given below are not pastoral nomads?
(a) Pygmies
(b) Kazaks
(c) Masai
(d) Lapps

73. Match List-1 with List-II and select the the right answer from the code given below:
            List I                                                                                   List II
        (Centre)                                                                           (Industry)
A. Pittsburg                                                                        1. Shipbuilding
B. Shanghai                                                                       2. Iron & Steel
C. Dundee                                                                          3. Cotton Textile
D. Leningrad                                                                     4. Jute Textile

      A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 2 3 4 1
(d) 4 3 1 2

74. The percentage increase in literate persons in Uttar Pradesh during 1991-2001 was
(a) 18.5
(b) 16.7
(c) 13.2
(d) 10.5

75. The most afflicted district in Uttar Pradesh according to the recent epidemics of the Japanese Encephalitis was
(a) Basti
(b) Gonda
(c) Garakhpur
(d) Kanpur Nagar

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76. In Uttar Pradesh Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary is located in the district:
(a) Ghaziabad
(b) Gonda
(c) RaeBareli
(d) Unnao

77. Today the most urbanised country of the world is
(a) Germany
(b) Japan
(c) Singapore
(d) U.S.A.

78. The highest peak in South India is
(a) Anaimudi
(b) Dodabetta
(c) Amarkantak
(d) Mahendrajiri

79. India’s most mineralised rock system is
(a) Dharwar system
(b) Vindhyan system
(c) Cuddapah system
(d) Gondwana system

80. The person who gets Stockholm Water Prize-2005 
(a) Rajendra Singh
(b) Sunita Narain
(c) Sarabjit Singh
(d) Sunita Rani

81. The ecological niche concept was enuciated by
(a) Greenels
(b) Darwin
(c) E. ROdum
(d) C.C.Park

82. Jhuming is practised mostly in
(a) Assam
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Nagaland
(d) Madhya Pradesh

83. Place where, the International Acid Rain Information Centre has been set up
(a) Berlin
(b) Oslo
(c) Osaka
(d) Manchester

84. Name of the 12th Prime Minister of India was
(a) Chandra Sekhar
(b) Deve Gowda
(c) I.K. Gujral
(d) A.B.Bajpai

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85. Name of the person who had made Allahabad the emergency headquarters in 1857
(a) Lord Canning
(b) Lord Cornwallis
(c) Lord Wellesley
(d) Lord William Bentinck

86. Consider the given below statement about hemoglobin and select the right answer from the code given below:
1. It contains iron.
2. It imparts red colour to the blood.
3. It provides immunity against certain diseases.
4. It is a career of oxygen in the blood.

(a) 1,2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and4
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

87. The last Mughal Emperor was Bahadur Shah. His father’s name was
(a) AkbarShahl
(b) AkbarShah II
(c) Aurangzeb
(d) Shahjehan

88. “Swaraj is my Birthright.” The given assertion is attributed to
(a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(b) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(c) Jawaharlal Nehru
(d) Subhash Chandra Bose

89. The Nyaya Philosophical System vitas propagated by:
(a) Charvaka
(b) Gautama
(c) Kapil
(d) Jamini

90. In northern and north western India, the largest number of copper coins were issued by
(a) Indo-Greeks
(b) Kushans
(c) Sakas
(d) Pratiharas

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91. ‘Nishaka’ in ancient India was known as
(a) Gold ornament
(b) Cows
(c) Copper Coins
(d) Silver Coins

92. The first disciple of Lord Mahavir was
(a) Jamali
(b) Yosuda
(c) Bipin
(d) Prabhash

93. The main outcome of the 1921-22 non-cooperation movement was
(a) Hindu-Muslim unity
(b) More powers to provinces
(c) Increase in elected members to the Central Legislative Assembly
(d) Division in the Indian National Congress

94. The Brahma Samaj is related to the principle of
(a) Monotheism
(b) Polytheism
(c) Atheism
(d) Monism

95. Assertion (A): The movement of Quit India marked the culmination of the Indian National Movement.

Reason (R): After the movement of Quit India, it was a matter of time to find a suitable mechanism for the transfer of power.

Choose the right answer from the given below codes:
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the appropriate explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the appropriate explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

96. The rain-drops are spherical because
(a) they fall from a big height
(b) the air has resistance
(c) the water has a surface tension
(d) none of the above

97. Which among option which is given below is not appropriately matched?
(a) BirjuMaharaj – Kathak
(b) Bismillah Khan – Shahnai
(c) Zakir Hussain – Harmonium
(d) Amzad Ali Khan – Sarod

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98. Which of the given below statements regarding Dr. B.R. Ambedkar are the right?

Choose the right answer from the code given below the statements.
1. He founded Siddharth College.
2. He set about his journal Mook Nayak in 1920.
3. He founded the Depressed Class Institute in 1922.
4. He was selected as the first Defence Minister of India.

(a) 4, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 4

99. The abode of 108 Jain temples, Sonagiri, lies in the close proximity of
(a) Datia
(b) Jhansi .
(c) Orchha
(d) Lalitpur

100. Govind Palace, an best specimen of Hindu architecture is situated at
(a) Datia
(b) Khajuraho
(c) Orchha
(d) Gwalior

101. ‘The Swadesh Vahini’ was edited by
(a) C.V. Raman Pillai
(b) C.N. Mudaliar
(c) K. Ram Krishna Pillai
(d) C.R. Reddy

102. Which one of the given below is not true about the Cripps Mission ?
(a) Dominion status since the war ended.
(b) Constitution framed by the Constituent Assembly acceptable.
(c) New Executive Council formation with equal representation for both Hindus & Muslims.
(d) Any province could remain outside the Union of India.

103. Who among the given below presided over the Karachi Session of the Indian National Congress?
(a) Jawahar Lai Nehru
(b) J.M. Sengupta
(c) S.C. Bose
(d) Vallabhbhai Patel

104. Name of the first Indian Prime Minister who visited Afghanistan is
(a) Jawahar Lai Nehru
(b) I.K. Gujaral
(c) A. B. Bajpai
(d) Man Mohan Singh

105. Who, among the given below, presides over the joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha?
(a) Chairman, Rajya Sabha
(b) Speaker
(c) Prime Minister
(d) Proterm Speaker

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106. The Kesavanand Bharti Case importance lies in the fact that
(a) It overruled the executive orders
(b) The doctrine of “basic features” of the Constitution is enunciated by the Supreme Court.
(c) it embarrassed the Union Government
(d) none of the above

107. When the moon size is half of the full moon, the angle between the Sun, the Earth and the Moon is
(a) 45°
(b) 90°
(c) 180°
(d) 270°

108. A father is currently times of three as old as his son. Back of five years he was four times as old as his son. The age of the son is
(a) 12 years
(b) 15 years
(c) 18 years
(d) 20 years

109. If the length of a rectangle is increased by 20% and the width is decreased by 20%, the area will
(a) increase by 4 %
(b) decrease by 4%
(c) increase by 20 %
(d) decrease by 20 %

110. Two scooters are sold by a man each at the same price; on one he gained 25% and on the other he lost 25%. In the transaction he did
(a) lose
(b) gain
(c) neither gain nor lose
(d) none of the above

111. Rs. 1000 sum is divided between A, B and C and that A gets one-fourth of what B and C get together and B gets the same as C, then C gets
(a) Rs. 100
(b) Rs. 200
(c) Rs.300
(d) Rs.400

112. Out of patients of 150 visiting a hospital 60 are suffering from high blood-pressure, 40 are suffering from heart problems and 20 are suffering from both. The patients numbers who suffer from none of these two problems are :
(a) 50
(b) 60
(c) 70
(d) 80

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113. If 22x+ 4 =16x, then 2x is equal to
(a) 2
(b) 4
(c) 8
(d) 16

114. If the radius of a circle is increased 100%, the area of the circle will increase by
(a) 100%
(b) 200%
(c) 300%
(d) 400%

115. If ABSENT code is ZYHVMG, then code for PRESENT will be

116. The terms which are missing in the sequence 1, 3, 7, …….. 31, …….. are
(a) 14 and 60
(b) 13 and 63
(c) 15 and 60
(d) 15 and 63

117. If a number average, its 50% and its 25% is 210, the number is
(a) 280
(b) 320
(c) 360
(d) 400

118. ‘Mohini Attain’ is not folk dance of
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Karnataka
(c) Kerala
(d) Tamil Nadu

119. The most critical irrigation stage in wheat is
(a) C.R.I. state
(b) Late tilting stage
(c) Boot stage
(d) Jointing stage.

120. The Body of Apex to finance agriculture in India is
(a) Reserve Bank of India
(c) Cooperative Societies
(d) Government of India

121. The number of players in water polo is
(a) 5
(b) 6
(c) 7
(d) 8

122. Which of the given below statements are true about the 10th Five Year Plan?
8% increase in GDP during the plan period.
2. Poverty ratio to be reduced and brought to 20% by 2007.
3. Literacy to be improved 73% by 2007.

Choose the right answer from the code given below the statements:

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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123. Which one of the given below statements about F-18 Super Hornet is not the right?
(a) It is a fighter plane which manufactured by U.S. Aerospace Company.
(b) It can be used both by a day and night.
(c) 8 countries of the world use it for their air force.
(d) With the assistance of Boeing Company, HAL is manufactured

124. Which one of the given below Satyagrahas was not lead by Mahatma Gandhi?
(a) Quit India Movement
(b) Civil Disobedience
(c) Bardoli
(d) Kheda

125. Which one of the given below was not the language in which “The Indian Opinion’ paper was published?
(a) English
(b) Gujarati
(c) Tamil
(d) Urdu

126. Name of the person who accused Indian National Congress of practicing politics of ‘Pray, petition and protest’
(a) B.G.Tilak
(b) M.A. Jinnah
(c) S.C. Bose
(d) Annie Besant

127. Vande Mataram, the theme song of the Indian National Movement became during
(a) Champaran Movement
(b) Civil Disobedience Movement
(c) Non-Cooperation Movement
(d) Swadesh Movement

128. The smallest unit of length is
(a) micron
(b) nanometre
(c) angstrom
(d) fermimetre

129. The an electric bulb filament is made of
(a) Magnesium
(b) Iron
(c) Nichrome
(d) Tungsten

130. Wilhelm Roentgern invented
(a) Radio
(b) X-Ray Machine
(c) Electric Bulb
(d) Electric Motor

131. Match List-I with List-II and select the right answer from the code given below the lists :
                List I                                                                                       List II
        (Physical quantities)                                                                 (Units)
A. Acceleration                                                                                 1. Joule
B. Force                                                                                             2. Newton second
C. Work done                                                                                    3. Newton
D. Impulse                                                                                        4. Meter / Second2

      A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 4 3 1 2
(d) 3 4 2 1

UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2005 (Prelims)


132. Which one of the given below statements is not true about cosmic rays?
(a) They are electromagnetic waves.
(b) They have a very short wavelength.
(c) They are made of highly energetic charged particles.
(d) They originate from the Sun.

133. Solder is an alloy of
(a) tin and lead
(b) tin and copper
(c) tin, copper, and zinc
(d) tin, lead and zinc

134. The Star colour is an represents its
(a) distance from earth
(b) temperature
(c) luminosity
(d) distance from the Sun

135. For checking pollution CNG use in automobiles, mainly consists of
(a) CH4
(b) CO2
(c) N2
(d) H2

136. Pyrethrin used in mosquito coil is obtained from
(a) a seed plant
(b) an insect
(c) a bacterium
(d) a fungus

137. Which one of the given below chemicals helps in fruit ripening?
(a) Ethaphon
(b) Atrazine
(c) Isoproturan
(d) Malathion

138. Heroin is obtained from
(a) Indian hemp
(b) Opium poppy
(c) Tobacco
(d) Arccanut

139. Which one of the given below liquids is a very good conductor of heat?
(a) Mercury
(b) Water
(c) Ether
(d) Benzene

140. A drug Arteether cure malaria is obtained from a
(a) seed plant
(b) fungus
(c) Bacterium
(d) moss

UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2005 (Prelims)


141. Aquatic animals survive in cold weather even when water at the top layer of the lake freezes into ice because
(a) They can breathe in ice.
(b) They have sufficient accumulated oxygen inside them
(c) The body structure is such that they can survive without oxygen.
(d) There is the highest density of water at 4°C so underneath the top layer of ice there is a layer of water.

142. The Mutation Theory of Evolution was enunciated by
(a) Huxley
(b) Darwin
(c) Lamarck
(d) Hugo de Vries

143. Which one of the given below is not related to ecological balance?
(a) Water management
(b) Afforestation
(c) Industrial Management
(d) Wild life protection

144. Which one of the given below trees is considered to be an environmental hazard?
(a) Babul
(b) Amaltas
(c) Neem
(d) Eucalyptus

145. A species is considered to be extinct if it has not been seen in its natural
(a) 15 years.
(b) 25 years
(c) 40 years
(d) 50 years

146. Man-made pollutants are called
(a) Xenobiotics
(b) Antibiotics
(c) Humalins
(d) Analgesics

147. Cholesterol is
(a) an insecticide
(b) a vitamin
(c) asteroid
(d) an enzyme

148. Which among the given below factors are responsible for sex-ratio in India?
(a) The high maternity death rate
(b) The high female child death rate
(c) Female foeticide
(d) Male children birth more than female children

Choose the right answer from the given below codes:

(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) l, 3 and 4
(d) l, 2,3 and 4

149. The population decadal growth in India was highest during
(a) 1951-1961
(b) 1961-1971
(c) 1971- 1981
(d) 1991-2001

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