NDA 2012 (2) - Solved Paper

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

List I
List II
A. Artificial magnet 1. Long lived
B. Permanent magnet 2. Last for infinitely long period
C. Temporary magnet 3. Short lived
D. Earth as a magnet4. Induced magnet


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

62. A body weighs 5 kg on equator. At the poles it is likely to weigh

  1. 5 kg
  2. less than 5 kg but not zero
  3. 0 kg
  4. more than 5 kg

63. The polarity of an unmarked horse shoe magnet can be determined by using

  1. a charged glass rod
  2. a magnetic compass
  3. an electroscope
  4. another unmarked bar magnet

64. A staircase has 5 steps each 10 cm high and 10 cm wide. What is the minimum horizontal velocity to be given to the ball so that it hits directly the lowest plane from the top of the staircase? (g = 10 ms-2)

  1. 2 ms-1
  2. 1 ms-1
  3. √2 ms-1
  4. 1/2 ms-1

65. Consider the following statements:

  1. If a piece of bar magnet is broken into two equally long pieces, the pieces will not lose the magnetic properties.
  2. Magnetic properties of a substance lie in the atomic level.

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

66. Consider the following circuit:


The current flowing through each of the resistors connected in the above circuit is

  1. 2A
  2. 1A
  3. 9A
  4. 4A

67. Consider the following statements:

The state government shall appoint a Finance Commission to review the financial position of the Panchayats and to make recommendations as to

  1. the distribution between the state and Panchayats of the net proceeds of taxes, tolls and fees leviable by the states.
  2. the determination of the taxes, duties, tolls and fees which may be assigned to the Panchayats.
  3. the principles that will determine grant-in-aid to the Panchayats.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

68. Which one among the following monuments was earlier known as 'All India War Memorial'?

  1. Gateway of India
  2. India Gate
  3. Charminar
  4. Lal Quila

69. Which of the following statements regarding the Preamble of the constitution of India is/are correct?

  1. The Preamble is an integral of the Constitution.
  2. The words 'secular' and 'socialist' have been part of the Preamble since its inception.

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

70. Normally the Parliament can legislate on the subjects enumerated in

  1. the Union List
  2. the Concurrent List
  3. the State List
  4. the Union as well as Concurrent List

71. Which one among the following statements relating to the Home Rule movement is not correct?

  1. The movement, instead of going forward after its great advance in 1917, gradually declined in 1918
  2. Annie Besant, the leader of the movement did not oppose the entry of Extremists
  3. The movement became weaker and weaker because of the continuous differences of opinion among the nationalist leaders
  4. The movement was again revived by Mahatma Gandhi

72. Why did Gandhiji go to Champaran?

  1. To launch Satyagarha movement
  2. To launch a non-cooperation movement
  3. To enquire into the grievances of the indigo cultivators
  4. To fight against the zamindars

73. Which one among the following was the fundamental cause of the first Karnataka War between the British and the French?

  1. Participation of the English and the French in the native politics of Karnataka
  2. The ambition of Dupleix to drive out the English from the South
  3. The trade rivalry between the English and the French
  4. The war of Austrian succession because of which Britain and France became each other's enemy in every par of the world

74. Which one among the following cities was the best producer of silk cloth under Gupta reign?

  1. Pataliputra
  2. Murshidabad
  3. Ghazipur
  4. Varanasi

75. Which one among the following is not correct about the cave paintings at Ajanta?

  1. Scenes have no dividing frame and blend into each other
  2. Scenes are both religious and secular in nature
  3. The influence of the Gandhara art is seen
  4. Scenes mostly depict tales from Jatakas

76. Vice-President of India is elected by an electoral college consisting of?

  1. members of both Houses of Parliament
  2. members of Rajya Sabha only
  3. elected members of both Houses of Parliament
  4. elected members of Lok Sabha

77. Who among the following has a right to speak and otherwise take part in proceedings of either House of Parliament and to be a member of any parliamentary committee but is not entitled to vote?

  1. Chairman, Finance Commission
  2. The Attorney General
  3. The Comptroller and Auditor General
  4. The Chief Election Commissioner

78. Which one among the following countries is not touched by the Stilwell Road constructed during the World War II?

  1. Myanmar
  2. Thailand
  3. China
  4. India

79. Which one among the following wars ended by the Treaty of Salbai?

  1. First Maratha War
  2. Second Maratha War
  3. Third Maratha War
  4. Fourth Mysore War

80. Navroze is a festival celebrated in India by the

  1. Hindus
  2. Muslims
  3. Parsis
  4. Christians

81. The Jury Act of 1827 was opposed by many Indians. One of the grounds for opposing it was that it denied both to the Hindus and Mohammedans the honor of a seat on the Grand Jury. Which among the following was known for his opposition to the Jury Act?

  1. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  2. Lord Sinha
  3. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
  4. Raja Rammohan Roy

82. Plan Balkan was

  1. a plan devised by Mountbatten to transfer power to separate provinces or confederation of provinces, with Bengal and Punjab Assemblies being given the options to vote for partition of their provinces.
  2. The plan devised by Pethick Lawrence to give autonomy to Indian princes and provinces
  3. A plan devised by the Muslim League and the Congress to provide autonomy to Indian provinces to form confederations
  4. A plan devised by Mountbatten to allow Indian princes the freedom to either be independenct or to join India or Pakistan

83. Which one among the following prominently rose in revolt against the British in 1857?

  1. Punjab Army
  2. Madras Regiment
  3. Bengal Army
  4. Awadh Regiment