CDS 2013 (2) ( held on 08.09.2013 )


The following six (6) items consist of two statements, statement I and statement II. You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the code given below:


  1. Both the statements are individually true and statements II is the correct explanation of statement I
  2. Both the statements are individually true and statements II is not the correct explanation of statement I
  3. Statement I is true but statement II is false
  4. Statement I is false but statement II is true

1. Statement I :
I. Typical laterite soils in India are generally fertile.
Statement II :
II. Laterite soils generally experience leaching.

2. Statement I :
I. Southern part of France is famous for wine making industry.
Statement II :
II. Southern part of France produces a variety of fruits due to Mediterranean climate.

3. Statement I :
I. Kali age reflects the presence of deep social crisis characterized by varnasankara i.e., intermixture of varnas or social orders.
Statement II :
II. The vaisyas and sudras (peasants, artisans and labourers) either refused to perform producing functions or pay taxes or supply necessary labour for economic production resulting in weakening of Brahminical social order and social tension.

4. Statement I :
I. The social institutions of caste in India underwent major changes in the colonial period.
Statement II :
II. Caste, in contemporary society is more a product of ancient Indian tradition than of colonialism.

5. Statement I :
I. The Russian Revolution of 1917 inspired the Indian Working Class Movement.
Statement II :
II. The Non-Cooperation Movement (1921-22) saw the involvement of the Indian Working Class.

6. Statement I :
I. In India tribal movements of nineteenth century resulted out of the process of land displacements and the introduction of forest laws.
Statement II :
II. The Indian national movement resolved the problems faced by the tribals.

7. Statement I :
I. The economy of India in the 19th century came to a state of ruin under English East India Company.
Statement II :
II. English East India Company’s acquisition of Diwani right led to the miseries of the peasants and those associated with the traditional handicrafts industry of India.

8. In soil, water that is readily available to plant roots is :

  1. gravitational water
  2. capillary water
  3. hygroscopic water
  4. bound water

9. Blood does not coagulate inside the body due to the presence of :

  1. Haemoglobin
  2. Heparin
  3. Fibrin
  4. Plasma

10. Which one among the following is responsible for formation of ‘Ozone Holes’ in the stratosphere?

  1. Benzopyrene
  2. Hydrocarbons
  3. Chlorofluorocarbons
  4. UV radiation

11. Which one among the following groups of items contains only biodegradable items?

  1. Paper, grass, glass
  2. Wood, flower, iron-scrap
  3. Sewage, plastic, leather
  4. Cow-dung, paddy-husk, vegetable wastes

12. Which organelle in the cell, other than nucleus, contains DNA?

  1. Endoplasmic Reticulum
  2. Golgi Apparatus
  3. Lysosome
  4. Mitochondria

13. Which one among the following groups of animals maintains constant body temperature in changing environmental conditions?

  1. Birds
  2. Amphibians
  3. Fishes
  4. Reptiles

14. A person feeds on rice and vegetable made up of potato only. He is likely to suffer from deficiency of :

  1. Carbohydrate and vitamins
  2. Proteins
  3. Carbohydrate and proteins
  4. Proteins and fats

15. Vaseline was applied to both surfaces of the leaves of a plant. Which of the following process/processes would be affected?

  1. Photosynthesis
  2. Respiration
  3. Transpiration

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 3 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

16. By what mechanism does scent spread all over the room if the lid is opened?

  1. Pressure in the bottle
  2. Compression from the bottle
  3. Diffusion
  4. Osmosis

17. What type of mixture is smoke?

  1. Solid mixed with a gas
  2. Gas mixed with a gas
  3. Liquid mixed with a gas
  4. Gas mixed with a liquid and a solid