Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Indian Statistical Service General Knowledge Previous Year Paper (1998)

1. Answer any three of the following (in about 75 words each): (3 ×10 = 30)
(a) Distinguish between economic growth and development.

(b) Bring out the relation between price and wage policy.

(c) What are coral reefs? How are they ecologically important?

(d) How do the Western Ghats differ from the Eastern Ghats?

(e) What is El Nino? How does it affect the Indian monsoon?

2. Write short notes on any two of the following (in about 75 words each): (2 ×10 = 20)
(a) TheY2Kproblem

(b) Geological fault

(c) Biodiversity

3. Write a short note on any one of the following (in about 75 words each): (1 ×10= 10)
(a) Discuss the significance of the Non-Cooperation Movement. Why was it suspendedsuddenly?

(b) What is Uniform Civil Code?

4. Write short notes on/answer any five of the following (in about 25 words each): (5 ×2 =10)
(a) Radiocarbon dating

(b) Supercomputer

(c) What are the implications of the enactment of a Uniform Civil Code?

(d) Who is a Protem-Speaker? What are his duties?

(e) What is India’s highest civilian award? Which foreigners received the award?

(f) What is an Ordinance?

(g) What is ‘Adjournment Motion’?

5. Write short notes on any five of the following (in about 25 words each): (5 ×2 = 10)
(a) Sustainable Development

(b) Duration of Municipalities

(c) Bismillah Khan

(d) Martin Luther (1483-1546)

(e) World Statesman Award

(f) Audit of accounts of Panchayats

(g) Consumer Sovereignty

6. Are the following statements True or False? Answer any five and give reasons for your answer (in about 25 words each): (5 ×2 =10)
(a) Sea water bots at a higher temperature than fresh water.

(b) Comets are not members of our solar system.

(c) Laterite soils are rich in calcium.

(d) The Earth is nearest to the Sun in June.

(e) A solar eclipse can occur only on a full moon day.

(f) A satellite in orbit is a continuously falling body.

(g) The density of water is highest at 0°C.

7. Write short notes on any five of the following (in about 25 words each): (5 ×2 = 10)
(a) Frank Sinatra

(b) Minoo Masani

(c) Sivaramakrishna Chandrasekhar

(d) Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibe

(e) Gheorghe Hagi

(f) Slocum S.H.

(g) Savarkar V.D.

8. Write short notes on/answer any five of the following (in about 25 words each): (5 ×2 = 10)
(a) Annie Besant

(b) Hindu View of Life

(c) Simplipal

(d) Veto

(e) What were the chief ports on the west coast of ancient India?

(f) Who introduced Din-i-Hahi? What were its essential features?

(g) Analyses briefly the importance of the Battle of Plassey.

9. Write notes on/answer any five of the following in about 25 words each): (5 ×2 = 10)
(a) What are the six systems of Hindu philosophy?

(b) What made Muhammad bin Tughlaq unpopular?

(c) Why is January 26 celebrated as the Republic Day?

(d) Why was Basmati rice in the news recently?

(e) Risk to environment from CFCs.

(f) Gene Therapy

(g) Human Genome Project

10. Where are the following located? (Mention both City and State) (5 ×1 = 5)
(a) Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute

(b) National Geophysical Research Institute

(C) Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research

(d) Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany

(e) Central Food Technological Research Institute

11. Write one sentence each on the following: (5 ×1 = 5)
(a) Modem

(b) Moraine

(c) Ecology

(d) Sonic boom

(e) Hygrometer

12. Mention the names of the rivers on the banks of which the following cities are located: (5 ×1 = 5)
(a) Jamshedpur

(b) Hardwar

(c) Ludhiana

(d) Rome

(e) New York

13. Name the authors of the following books: (5 x 1 = 5)
(a) A Brief History of Time

(b) Cosmos

(c) The Voyage of the Beagle

(d) Silent Spring

(e) The Emperor’s New Mind

14. Answer the following: (5 ×1=5)
(a) What is Quorum

(b) What is Guillotine

(c) What is a National Political Party?

(d) What is mid-term election?

(e) To which State does Article 370 of the Constitution relate

15. Answer the following: (5 x 1 = 5)
(a) Name the Indian born British litterateur who has turned a hundred recently.

(b) Which is the least populated State in the Indian Union?

(c) Who is the present Chief of the army Staff in India?

(d) Which country won the Pepsi Independence Cup in 1997 at Mohali?

(e) Who appoints the Attorney General of India?

General Knowledge Question Answers For Bank PO Exams

1. The Baikonur Cosmodrome is the world’s first and largest operational space launch facility. In which country is it located?
(A) France
(B) Kazakhstan
(C) Uzbekistan
(D) Germany

2. The International Hockey Federation has decided to allot the next Hockey World Cup in 2010 to India. In which year Hockey World Cup tournament started?
(A) 1971
(B) 1974
(C) 1976
(D) 1977

3. Which among the following clubs has won the Spanish league title for the first time in three years on May 17, 2009?
(A) Barcelona
(B) Inter Millan
(C) Real Madrid
(D) Manchester United

4. Recently Suranjoy Singh of India sizzled with a Gold on the concluding day of the European Grand Prix boxing as India finished their campaign with four medals. This contest held in ?
(A) Czech Republic.
(B) Hungary
(C) Serbia
(D) Austria

5. Recently 12-member Sikkim Cabinet was sworn in and Pavan Kumar Chamling becomes CM for the ________?
(A) 2nd time
(B) 3rd time
(C) 4th time
(D) 5th time

6. Who among the following has been nominated to become the U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York, by US President Barack Obama?
(A) Preet Bharara
(B) Suresh Modi
(C) Rajiv Khurana
(D) Suresh Kalmadi

7. The government formed the panel after many ex-servicemen returned their medals to protest the rejection of their ‘one rank one pension’ demand. Who is heading this panel ?
(A) K.M. Chandrasekhar
(B) R Balakrishanan
(C) B S Padmanabham
(D) T. Raja Shekhar

8. Recently India’s Jayanta Talukdar, Rahul Banerjee and Mangal Singh Champia, earned India a gold medal in the recurve team event of the archery World Cup Stage I. In which country this event held?
(A) Croatia
(B) Russia
(C) Ukraine
(D) Czech Republic.

9. Recently Madhu Kannan has joined as managing director & chief executive officer (CEO) of which exchange?
(A) Bombay Stock Exchange
(B) National Stock Exchange
(C) Delhi Stock exchange
(D) None of these

10. Who has won his maiden International Tennis Federation (ITF) title at Delhi Lawn Tennis Association on April 25, 2009?
(A) Yuki Bhambari
(B) Vishnu Vardhan
(C) Leander Paes
(D) Mahesh Bhupti

11. What is the name of the first setellite launched by Iran on Feb 3, 2009 ?
(A) Shahab
(B) Hatf
(C) Zulfiqar
(D) Omid

12. Recently Indian Navy commissioned INS Airavat. Which among the following terms precisely describes INS Airavat?
(A) Landing Ship Tank
(B) Waterjet Propelled Fast Attack Craft
(C) Guided Missile Frigate
(D) GPS Craft

13. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently has entered the Limca Book of Records as the largest animal rights organisation. (May 11, 2009). In which year PETA began ?
(A) 1995
(B) 2000
(C) 1999
(D) 1980

14. ‘Open Market Operation ‘ is a part of
(A) Income Policy
(B) Fiscal Policy
(C) Credit Policy
(D) Labour Policy

15. SDR, the curency of the IMF , is in the form of
(A) Paper Currency
(B) Gold
(C) Silver and Gold both
(D) Book keeping entry only

General Knowledge Question Answers For Bank PO Exams

1.Who is the new Prime Minister of Hungry ?
(A) Victor Orban
(B) Gorden Bajnai
(C) Jeno Fock
(D) Ference Gyurcsany

Answer: Gorden Bajnai

2.Who is the new prime minister of Denmark ?
(A) Anders Fogh Rasmussen
(B) Lars Looke Rasmussen
(C) Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
(D) Poul Hartling

Answer: Lars Looke Rasmussen

3.Who is the Author of the book “My China Diary”
(A)Kanwal Sibal
(B)Salman Haider
(C)J.N. Dixit
(D)Natwar Singh

Answer: Natwar Singh

4.Umrao Singh has passed away recently .Which of the following field was he associated with ?
(A) Film
(B) Journalism
(C) Sports
(D) Politics

Answer: Sports

5.Vidya Pillai is related to which sport ?
(A) Snooker
(B) Golf
(C) Archery
(D) Billiards

Answer: Snooker

6.Who has become the first Indian to win two medal in a Shooting World Cup?
(A) Gagan Narang
(B) Sanjeev Bindra
(C) Abhinav Bindra
(D) Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Answer: Gagan Narang

7.Which country has launched a navigational Satellite?
(A) South Korea
(B) North Korea
(C) India
(D) China

Answer: China

8.Where will be held the Final of the Cricket World Cup 2011?
(C)New Delhi

Answer: Mumbai

9.When is the Commonwealth Day celebrated?
(A) May 1
(B) May 3
(C) May 15
(D) May 24

Answer: May 15
10.What is the full form of PTC ?
(A) Public Transport Certificate
(B) Pubic Telecommunications Council
(C) Products Through Consumer
(D) Pass Through Certificate

Answer: Pass Through Certificate