NDA 2013 (2) - Solved Paper

1. Consider the following statements about the National Cyber Security Policy, approved by the union Cabinet in May 2013 :

  1. The policy focuses on manpower training.
  2. It aims to create a secured computing environment across the country.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

2. Which of the following statements about Dr. Aparajita Datta is/are correct?

  1. She is a wildlife biologist.
  2. She has been working for the conservation of hornbills in the dense tropical forests of Arunachal Pradesh.
  3. She was honoured with the Whitley Award, also known as Green Oscar, in the year 2013 in London.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

3. Who among the following won the men’s Singles title of the Madrid Open Tennis Tournament, 2013?

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Rafael Nadal
  3. Roger Federer
  4. Stanislas Wawrinka

4. Which one among the following films was presented the Best Feature Film award in the 60th National Film Awards?

  1. Dekh Indian Circus
  2. Vicky Donor
  3. Paan Singh Tomar
  4. Chittagong

5. Which one among the following is an indigenously built Weapon System Integrated helicopter handed over to the Indian Army in February 2013 by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd?

  1. Varun
  2. Indra
  3. Rudra
  4. Shiva

6. Who among the following is the Chairman of the Fourteenth Finance Commission?

  1. Abhijit Sen
  2. Y.V. Reddy
  3. Amartya Sen
  4. Montek Singh Ahluwalia

7. Which of the following statements about Chit Fund in India is/are correct?

  1. It is a kind of savings scheme.
  2. There are no Acts regulating the activities relating to Chit Funds in India.

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

8. Who among the following is the author of the book Pax Indica : India and the World of the 21st Century?

  1. Shashi Tharoor
  2. Salman Khurshid
  3. S.M. Krishna
  4. Pranab Mukherjee

9. Which one among the following about Prof. C.N.R. Rao is not correct?

  1. He worked mainly in solid-state and structural chemistry
  2. He is the head of the Scientific Advisory Council to the President of India
  3. He was conferred with China's top science award for the year 2013 for his contributions in boosting Sino-Indian scientific cooperation
  4. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences

10. Identify the person from the information given below :

He was a popular urdu poet and Hindi lyricist, who worked extensively in Hindi films. He was a Padma Shri and won two Filmfare awards. The President of India recently released a commemorative postage stamp on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

  1. Khayyam
  2. Sahir Ludhianvi
  3. Ali Sardar Jafri
  4. Salik Lucknawi


The following 07 (Seven) 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 Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I
  2. Both the Statements are individually true but Statement 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

11. Statement I :
I. The process of decay and disintegration of rocks in situ is called weathering.
Statement II :
II. Weathering takes place both mechanically and chemically.

12. Statement I :
I. Doldrums is a calm belt between 5o N and 5o S of the equator.
Statement II :
II. The sun rays strike almost vertically over the equator throughout the year.

13. Statement I :
I. In the 19th century, India was the largest British colony.
Statement II :
II. India became a big market for British manufactured goods and a field of investment for foreign capital in the 19th century.

14. Statement I :
I. Glass is not considered as a true compound.
Statement II :
II. Glass does not have a definite melting point.

15. Statement I :
I. Limestone decomposes when it is heated in air.
Statement II :
II. Increase in the content of CO2 in the atmosphere in recent years is mainly due to the using of limestone in the manufacture of cement.

16. Statement I :
I. Very little hydrogen is produced when sulphuric acid is added to calcium.
Statement II :
II. The salt that is produced, calcium sulphate, is insoluble.

17. Statement I :
I. Zinc is used for galvanization to protect iron from rusting.
Statement II :
II. Zinc is more reactive towards oxygen than iron.

18. Which of the following are the results of EI Nino?

  1. Reduction in the amount of planktons which further reduces the number of fish in the sea.
  2. Irregularities in the evaporation of sea water.
  3. Distortion of equatorial atmospheric circulation.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

19. Esker is a geomorphic feature developed by

  1. mechanical weathering
  2. river action
  3. glaciofluvial deposists
  4. Aeolian deposits

20. It is known that the atmosphere is divided into some layers. In which one among the following layers, is the percentage composition of Helium gas maximum?

  1. Troposphere
  2. Stratosphere
  3. Exosphere
  4. Ionosphere