CDS 2015 (1) (held on 15.02.2015)

91. Which one among the following is used in making lead pencils?

  1. Charcoal
  2. Graphite
  3. Coke
  4. Carbon black

92. Which one among the following structures or cells is not present in connective tissues?

  1. Chondrocytes
  2. Axon
  3. Collagen fibre
  4. Lymphocytes

93. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists :

List I
(Sanctuary)
List II
(State)
A. Sharavati Valley1. Gujarat
B. Satkosia Gorge2. Goa
C. Pirotan Island3. Odisha
D. Bhagwan Mahavir4. Karnataka

Code :

  1. A - 2; B - 1; C - 3; D - 4
  2. A - 4; B - 1; C - 3; D - 2
  3. A - 4; B - 3; C - 1; D - 2
  4. A - 2; B - 3; C - 1; D - 4

94. Sodium metal should be stored in

  1. Alcohol
  2. Kerosene oil
  3. Water
  4. Hydrochloric acid

95. The word ‘vaccination’ has been derived from a Latin word which relates to

  1. Pig
  2. Horse
  3. Cow
  4. Dog

96. Which of the following characteristic(s) describes the nature of religion according to the Rig Veda?

  1. Rig Vedic religion can be described as naturalistic polytheism.
  2. There are striking similarities between the Rig Vedic religion and the ideas in the Iranian Avesta.
  3. Vedic sacrifices were conducted in the house of the priest who was called yajaman.
  4. Vedic sacrifices were of two kinds – those conducted by the householder and those that required ritual specialists.

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

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

97. Which of the following statement(s) about caste movements in early 20th century Kerala is/are false?

  1. Kerala’s first modern novel Indulekha attacked the social dominance of Nambudiri Brahmans in Kerala.
  2. C.V. Raman Pillai’s novel Marthanda Varma was written against the exploitation of peasants by Nair landlords.
  3. Sree Narayana Guru was one of the founders of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam that was engaged in the upliftment of the Ezhavas in Kerala.
  4. Dr. Palpu, the first Ezhava graduate, was one of the founders of the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam that was engaged in the upliftment of the Ezhavas in Kerala.

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

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

98. In which of the following cases did the Supreme Court rule that Constitutional Amendments were also laws under Article 13 of the Constitution of India, which could be declared void for being inconsistent with Fundamental Rights?

  1. Keshavanand Bharati Case
  2. Golaknath Case
  3. Minerva Mills Case
  4. Maneka Gandhi Case

99. Which of the following statements(s) is/are not correct for the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India?

  1. It was inserted by the first amendment in 1951.
  2. It includes those laws which are beyond the purview of judicial review.
  3. It was inserted by the 42nd Amendment.
  4. The laws in the Ninth Schedule are primarily those which pertain to the matters of national security.

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

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

100. Which one among the following was the theme of the International Day of the Preservation of the Ozone Layer-2014?

  1. Ozone Day – A healthy atmosphere, the future we want
  2. Protecting our atmosphere for generations to come
  3. HCFC phase out : a unique opportunity
  4. Ozone Layer Protection : The Mission Goes On

101. Which one of the following categories of persons is not treated at par so far as the availability of Fundamental Rights is concerned?

  1. Members of the armed forces
  2. Members of the forces charged with the responsibility of maintenance of public order
  3. Members of the forces employed in connection with the communication systems set up in the country
  4. Members of the forces employed in connection with the communication systems set up for maintenance of public order

102. Notification regarding commencement or cessation of a state of war is the responsibility of

  1. Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. Ministry of Defence
  3. Ministry of External Affairs
  4. None of the above

103. Which of the following statements about Mahatma Gandhi’s South African experiences (1893 – 1914) is/are true?

  1. Muslim merchants were actively involved in Gandhian political movements in South Africa.
  2. In 1906, Gandhi led a campaign in Cape Town against the ordinance on compulsory registration and passes for Indians.
  3. Gandhi began his political career with struggles against the imposition of excessive taxes on Indians in Cape Town.

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

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

104. Which of the following sets of newspapers reflected the concerns of educated Indian Muslims during the Khilafat Movement?

  1. Comrade and Hamdard
  2. Comrade and Hindustan Times
  3. Zamindar and Muslim Voice
  4. Comrade, Hamdard, Zamindar and Al Hilal

105. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. The Marxist theory repudiates the idea of the atomized and alienated individual.
  2. Marxism upholds the idea of the natural rights of men and individuals.

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

106. In human digestive system, the process of digestion starts in

  1. Oesophagus
  2. Buccal cavity
  3. Duodenum
  4. Stomach

107. Consider the contour plot given below :

countr-map

The above contours of an area indicate several relief features. Which one among the following relief features is not depicted here?

  1. Steep slope
  2. River valley
  3. Conical hill
  4. Gentle slope