CDS 2011 ( held on 13.02.2011 )

33. The Vindhyan system of rocks is important for the production of

  1. precious stones and building materials
  2. iron ore and manganese
  3. bauxite and mica
  4. copper and uranium

34. A close bottle containing water at room temperature was taken to the Moon and then the lid is opened. The water will

  1. freeze
  2. boil
  3. decompose into oxygen and hydrogen
  4. not change at all

35. Which one among the following statements regarding the constitutionally guaranteed Right to Education in India is correct?

  1. This right covers both child and adult literacy and therefore universally guarantees education to all citizens of India.
  2. This right is a child right covering the age group of 6 to 14 years and becomes operational from the year 2015.
  3. This right has been taken from the British Constitution which was the first Welfare State in the world
  4. The right has been given to all Indian children between the ages of 6 to 14 years under the 86th Constitutional Amendment Act

36. Which one among the following is not correct about Down’s syndrome?

  1. It is a genetic disorder
  2. Effected individual has early ageing
  3. Effected person has mental retardation
  4. Effected person has furrowed tongue with open mouth

37. The rainfall distribution pattern over the Ganga basin decreases from the

  1. west to east and north to south
  2. east to west and north to south
  3. west to east and south to north
  4. east to west and south to north

38. Which one among the following elements/ions is essential in small quantities for development of healthy teeth but causes mottling of the teeth if consumed in higher quantities?

  1. Iron
  2. Chloride
  3. Fluoride
  4. Potassium

39. The Civil Liability of Nuclear Damage Bill, passed in the Lok Sabha in August 2010, does not make provision for

  1. establishment of claims commission and appointment of claims commissioner
  2. a liability cap of Rs. 1,500 crore on an operator in case of an accident
  3. a liability cap of Rs. 1,500 crore also on the Government of India in case of an accident
  4. liability of the operator even if an accident is unintentional

40. The Earth revolves around the Sun in an elliptical path and the Sun is located at one focus of the eclipse. Imagine a situation in which the Earth goes around the Sun on a circular path. Which one among the following would result in under that situation?

  1. It would not make any difference
  2. Difference between seasons will be reduced
  3. The Earth would become very hot
  4. The Earth would become very cold

41. Asia has large areas of inland drainage. Why is it so?

  1. Rainfall is seasonal and scanty
  2. There are a number of intermontane plateaus
  3. River channels are obstructed by lava flows
  4. It is a very large continent

42. In the interior of the Earth

  1. the temperature falls with increasing depth
  2. the pressure falls with increasing depth
  3. the temperature rises with increasing depth
  4. both temperature and pressure fall with increasing depth

43. Currently half of the world’s population live in just six countries. Identify them from the following

  1. India, China, Pakistan, Brazil, Bangladesh, Indonesia
  2. India, China, Bangladesh, South Africa, Pakistan, Indonesia
  3. China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan
  4. China, India, Bangladesh, United States, Pakistan, Indonesia

44. Half portion of a rectangular piece of ice is wrapped with a white piece of cloth while the other half with a black one. In this context, which one among the following statements is correct?

  1. Ice melts more easily under black wrap
  2. Ice melts more easily under white wrap
  3. No ice melts at all under the black wrap
  4. No ice melts at all under the white wrap

45. Insects that can transmit diseases to human are referred to as

  1. carriers
  2. reservoirs
  3. vectors
  4. incubators

46. The angular speed of a whirlwind in a tornado towards the centre

  1. decreases rapidly
  2. increases
  3. remains constant
  4. slowly becomes zero

47. There is a distinct change in public policies promoting human development in India in the post-globalised era. This change has been termed as

  1. individual-centric approach to development
  2. State-centric approach to development
  3. right-based approach to development
  4. performance-based approach to development

48. We observe twinkling of stars due to

  1. frequent and periodic fluctuation of temperature of the surface
  2. constant change of refractive index of the medium between the stars and the Earth because of temperature variation
  3. great distance of stars from the Earth
  4. rise and fall of gaseous ball of fire inside the stars

49. Which one among the following statements is correct?

  1. In summer season, the duration of day is more in northern hemisphere
  2. In winter season, the duration of day is more in northern hemisphere
  3. In summer season, the duration of day is less in northern hemisphere
  4. In winter season, the duration of day is more in southern hemisphere

50. What is the similarity between Milwaukee Deep, Java Trench and Challenger Deep?

  1. They all are trenches in the Pacific Ocean
  2. They are the deepest points of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, respectively
  3. They all are trenches in the Indian Ocean
  4. They all are deeps of the Atlantic Ocean

51. Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act makes a paradigm shift from the previous wage employment programmes by

  1. focusing on all-round development of the rural people
  2. providing wage employment in rural areas a legal binding for the State Governments
  3. providing a statutory guarantee of wage employment
  4. augmenting food security through wage employment in rural areas

52. Contact lenses are made from

  1. polyvinyl chloride
  2. polystyrene
  3. Lucite
  4. Teflon

53. Which one among the following best explains the reason for the eastern and western boundaries of the Pacific Ocean experiencing frequent earthquakes?

  1. There are deep ocean trenches along these margins
  2. High mountain stretch along the continental margins adjacent to this ocean
  3. The currents of the vast Pacific Ocean continue to dash against the continental margins
  4. These margins coincide with the plate margins

54. The blackboard seems black because

  1. reflects every colour
  2. does not reflect any colour
  3. absorbs black colour
  4. reflects black colour

55. The tenure of every Panchayat shall be for five years from the date of

  1. its first meeting
  2. issue of notification for the conduct of elections to the Panchayat
  3. declaration of the election results
  4. taking oath of office by the elected members