CDS 2011 ( held on 13.02.2011 )

1. A devastating cloud burst swept over on August 2010. Which one of the following statements with regard to Cloud Burst is not correct?

  1. Cloud Burst is a localized weather phenomenon representing highly concentrated rainfall over a small area in a short duration of time
  2. Cloud Burst occurs due to upward movement of moisture-laden air with sufficient rapidity to form cumulonimbus clouds
  3. Cloud Burst occurs only in hilly areas
  4. There is no satisfactory technique till now for predicting Cloud Burst

2. Evergreening of patents is done by

  1. citing another use of the same product
  2. citing another process of forming the same product
  3. applying for extension of patent term
  4. citing another product with same use

3. Which one among the following substances evolves heat when dissolved in water?

  1. Potassium nitrate
  2. Sodium chloride
  3. Glucose
  4. Calcium oxide

4. Why is Switzerland unable to join European Union (EU) till date (2010) despite its government’s persistent effort to do so?

  1. Few EU countries like France and Germany are opposed to Switzerland’s joining the Union
  2. The Swiss people continue to vote against joining the EU as they do not want to lose Switzerland’s sovereignity
  3. EU rejected Switzerland’s application as Swiss government did not agree to use Euro as currency
  4. All of the above

5. Eco-Mark is given to an Indian Product which is

  1. rich in protein
  2. environment friendly
  3. economically viable
  4. pure and unadulterated

6. When we eat something we like, our mouth waters. This is actually not water but fluid secreted from

  1. nasal glands
  2. oval epithelium
  3. salivary glands
  4. tongue

7. Along with goods manufactured using child labour, some of the developed countries have started to boycott goods manufactured in developing countries using ‘sweat labour’. ‘Sweat Labour’ implies goods produced by

  1. female labourers at a very low wage
  2. labourers working in inhuman/unhealthy working conditions
  3. labourers working for more than eight hours a day without any break
  4. labourers where there is a wage discrimination between male and female labourers

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

  1. Wood, Grass, Plastic
  2. Wood, Grass, Leather
  3. Fruit peels, Lime juice, China clay cup
  4. Lime juice, Grass, Polystyrene

9. Which one among the following is not true for Special Economic Zones?

  1. No licence is required for import
  2. Manufacturing and service activities are allowed
  3. No permission for subcontracting
  4. No routine examination of cargo for export/import by customs authorities

10. Sukhoi-30MKI Squadron is not stationed at

  1. Tezpur
  2. Pune
  3. Jamnagar
  4. Bareilly

11. Dog bite can cause rabies. Which among the following other animals can also cause rabies?

  1. Donkey
  2. Bat
  3. Horse
  4. Crocodile

12. The interest of the Vijayanagar and Bahmani rulers clashed in three separate and distinct areas in Deccan. Which one among the following was not directly associated with this intense conflict?

  1. Tungabhadra doab
  2. Krishna-Godavari delta/basin
  3. Kaveri interior delta
  4. Marathawada country

13. Wind is often found to blow in a hot summer day due to

  1. Conduction of heat between air and soil on the Earth
  2. Radiation from the soil
  3. Convection current of air
  4. None of the above

14. The original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India extends to

  1. Treaties and agreements signed by the Government of India
  2. Disputes between the Government of India and one or more States
  3. Disputes relating to implementation of the Directive Principles of State Policy
  4. A bill passed by the Parliament which is violative of the Constitution

15. Which one among the following was not a reform measure carried out by Mahmud Gawan of Bahmani Kingdom

  1. The kingdom was divided into eight provinces or Tarafs
  2. Nobles were paid salaries and were asked to maintain contingents of horses
  3. A tract of land, Khalisa, was set apart for the expenses of the Tarafdar
  4. Lands were measured and land taxes were fixed on that basis

16. Heavy water implies

  1. Water which is used in heavy industries such as thermal power plants
  2. Water which contains SO2-4 and Cl- of calcium and magnesium
  3. deutrated water
  4. water which has maximum density

17. According to Goldman Sachs’ review of emerging economies, by 2050 which one of the following would be the order of the largest economies in the world?

  1. China-USA-India-Brazil-Mexico
  2. USA-China-India-Brazil-Mexico
  3. China-USA-Brazil-India-Mexico
  4. USA-Mexico-China-India-Brazil

18. Most of the communication satellites today are placed in a geostationary orbit. In order to stay over the same spot on the Earth, a geostationary satellite has to be directly above the

  1. Tropic of Cancer
  2. Either North or South Pole
  3. Equator
  4. Tropic of Capricon

19. SIMBEX is an annual joint maritime bilateral exercise conducted between

  1. China and India
  2. Singapore and Indonesia
  3. India and Singapore
  4. Malaysia and Thailand

20. Which one among the following is a function of the Pro-Tem Speaker of the Lok Sabha?

  1. Conduct of the proceedings of the House in the absence of the Speaker
  2. To check if the election certificates of the members of the House are in order
  3. Swear in the members of the House and hold the charge till a regular Speaker is elected
  4. Give his assent to the bills passed by the House