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volume-43, 26 January - 1 February, 2019

Question Paper of NDA & NA Exam (II) 2017

General Ability Test

Q1.      Which set of the following biosphere reserves in India is included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves?

(a)        Gulf of Mannar, Nokrek, Panchmarhi and Simlipal

(b)        Gulf of Mannar, Kanchanjunga, Nokrek and Seshachalam

(c)        Nilgiri, Nokrek, Panch-marhi and Panna

(d)        Nilgiri, Nokrek, Panch-marhi and Seshachalam

Q2. Which of the following statements about magnetite ore of iron is/ are correct?

  1. It is known as black ore.
  2. It contains 60% to 70% of pure iron.
  3. It possesses magnetic properties.

            Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a)        1 only      (b) 2 and 3 only

(c)        1 and 3 only

(d)        1, 2 and 3

Q3. Which one of the following vitamins has a role in blood clotting?

(a)        Vitamin A        (b) Vitamin D

(c)        Vitamin E        (d) Vitamin K

Q4.      The term `Probiotic' is applied to

(a)        Organic food

(b)        Antacid            (c) Antibiotic

(d)        Live microbial food supplement

Q5. Which one of the following microbes causes acidification and curding of milk?

(a)        Lactic Acid Bacillus

(b)        Clostridium botulinum

(c)        Vibrio cholerae

(d)        Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Q6.      Who among the following shared the Nobel Prize in 1962 along with Francis Crick and James Watson for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids?

(a)        Erwin Chargaff

(b)        Maurice Hugh Frederick Wilkins

(c)        Rosalind Franklin

(d)        Phoebus Levene

Q7.      Water boils at a lower temperature at high altitudes, because

(a)        the air pressure is less

(b)        outside temperature is less

(c)        latent heat is less

(d)        None of the above

Q8.      Concave mirror is used in headlights of vehicles, because it

(a)        focuses light from the bulb onto nearby vehicles

(b)        sends parallel rays

(c)        fits well into the shape of the headlight

(d)        is cheaper than other mirrors

Q9.      If some object is weighed when submerged in water, what will happen to its weight compared to its weight in air?

(a)        Increase          (b) Decrease

(c)        Remain exactly the same

(d)        Increase or decrease cannot be predicted

Q10.    Light year is a measure of

(a)        time     (b) distance

(c)        total amount of light falling on the Earth in a year

(d)        average intensity of light falling on the Earth in a year

Q11.    Which one of the following statements about a satellite orbiting around the Earth is correct?

(a)        Satellite is kept in orbit by remote control from ground station.

(b)        Satellite is kept in orbit by retro-rocket and solar energy keeps it moving around the Earth.

(c)        Satellite requires energy from solar panels and solid fuels for orbiting.

(d)        Satellite does not require any energy for orbiting.

Q12.    Which one of the following statements about energy is correct?

(a)        Energy can be created as well as destroyed.

(b)        Energy can be created but not destroyed.

(c)        Energy can neither be created nor destroyed.

(d)        Energy cannot be created but can be destroyed.

Q13.    Step-up transformers are used for

(a)        increasing electrical power

(b)        decreasing electrical power

(c)        decreasing voltage

(d)        increasing voltage

Q14.    Which one among the following waves carries the maximum energy per photon?

(a)        X-rays

(b)        Radio waves

(c)        Light waves

(d)        Microwaves

Q15.    How much CO2 is produced on heating of 1 kg of carbon?

(a)        11/3 kg            (b) 3/11 kg

(c)        4/3 kg (d) 3/4 kg

Q16.    Zinc is used to protect iron from corrosion because zinc is

(a)        more electropositive than iron

(b)        cheaper than iron

(c)        a bluish white metal

(d)        a good conductor of heat and electricity

Q17.    Which one of the following gases is placed second in respect of abundance in the Earth's atmosphere?

(a)        Oxygen            (b) Hydrogen

(c)        Nitrogen

(d)        Carbon dioxide

Q18.    Which one of the following is a chemical change?

(a)        Cutting of hair

(b)        Graying of hair naturally

(c)        Swelling of resin in water

(d)        Cutting of fruit

Q19.    Which one among the following chemicals is used as washing soda?

(a)        Calcium carbonate

(b)        Calcium bicarbonate

(c)        Sodium carbonate

(d)        Sodium bicarbonate

Q20.    Why is potassium perm-anganate used for purifying drinking water?

(a)        It kills germs

(b)        It dissolves the impurities

(c)        It is a reducing agent

(d)        It is an oxidizing agent

Q21.    Consider the following movements :

  1. Moplah Rebellion
  2. Bardoli Satyagraha
  3. Champaran Satyagraha
  4. Salt Satyagraha

            Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the above in ascending order?

(a)        1-3-4-2            (b) 3-1-2-4

(c)        2-3-1-4            (d) 4-2-1-3

Q22.    Which one of the following travelogues has given an insight on the reign of Muhammad Bin Tughlaq?

(a)        Ibn Battuta's Rihla

(b)        Francois Bernier's Travels in the Mogul Empire

(c)        Niccolao Manucci's Storia do Mogor

(d)        Tavernier's Travels in India

Q23.    Which one of the following was not a Chishti Sufi saint?

(a)        Khwaja Moinuddin

(b)        Baba Fariduddin Ganj-i-Shakar

(c)        Nizamuddin Auliya

(d)        Shaikh Bahauddin Zakariya

Q24.    In April 2017, India celebrated 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's

(a)        Satyagraha in Kheda

(b)        Dandi March

(c)        Satyagraha in Champaran

(d)        Return from South Africa

Q25.    A rainbow is produced due to which one of the following phenomena?

(a)        Dispersion of light

(b)        Interference of light

(c)        Diffraction of light

(d) Scattering of light by atmospheric dust

Q26.    Bats detect obstacles in their path by receiving the reflected

(a)        Infrasonic waves

(b)        Ultrasonic waves

(c)        Radio waves

(d)        Microwaves

Q27.    The statement that 'heat cannot flow by itself from a body at a lower temperature to a body at a higher temperature', is known as

(a)        Zeroth law of thermodyn-amics

(b)        First law of thermodyn-amics

(c)        Second law of thermodyn-amics

(d)        Third law of thermodyn-amics

Q28. Which one of the following waves does not belong to the category of the other three?

(a)        X-rays

(b)        Microwaves

(c)        Radio waves

(d)        Sound waves

Q29.    Which one of the following statements is not correct?

(a)        Human eye is a refracting system containing a diverging lens.

(b)        The retina of the human eye contains millions of light sensitive cells, called rods and cones, which convert the light into electrical messages.

(c)        Every image that is focused on the retina is upside down.

(d)        We need both eyes to judge the relative positions of objects accurately.

Q30.    Which one of the following statements is not correct?

(a)        Ultrasonic waves cannot get reflected, refracted or absorbed.

(b)        Ultrasonic waves are used to detect the presence of defects like cracks, porosity, etc. in the internal structure of common structure materials.

(c)        Ultrasonic waves can be used for making holes in very hard materials like diamond.

(d)        Ultrasonic waves cannot travel through vacuum.

Q31.    According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2017 released by the World Economic Forum, among the 136 economies across the world, India ranked

(a)        50th     (b) 40th

(c)        30th     (d) 20th

Q32.    Which one of the following is the theme of the World Health Day, 2017 celebrated by the World Health Organization?

(a)        Diabetes

(b)        Food Safety

(c)        Depression : Let's Talk

(d)        Ageing and Health

Q33.    Which one of the following Ministries has launched a new programme on Interdisci-plinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS) to foster and promote R&D?

(a)        Ministry of Earth Sciences

(b)        Ministry of Science and Technology

(c)        Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

(d) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Q34.    Consider the following statements about the Nagara style of temple architecture:

  1. This style of temples are commonly found in the areas between Himalayas and Vindhyas.
  2. The most striking feature of this style is its pyramidal shikhara.

            Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)        1 only (b) 2 only

(c)        Both 1 and 2

(d)        Neither 1 nor 2

Q35.    Ashoka's connection with Buddhism is evident from which one of the following edicts?

(a)        Major Rock Edict 13

(b)        Rock Edict 6

(c)        Minor Rock Edict 1

(d)        Pillar Edict 4

Q36.    The Cabinet Mission Plan for India envisaged

(a)        Federation

(b)        Confederation

(c)        Unitary form of Government

(d)        Union of States

Q37.    The creation of the institution of Lokpal was first recommended by

(a)        Law Commission

(b)        Santhanam Committee

(c)        Shah Commission

(d)        Administrative Reforms Commission

Q38. Which one of the following is a cause of acid rains?

(a)        Ozone (b) Ammonia

(c)        Sulphur dioxide

(d)        Carbon monoxide

Q39.    The desirable range of pH for drinking water is

(a)        6.5 to 8.5

(b)        5.0 to 6.5

(c)        6.5 to 7.0

(d)        7.0 to 8.5

Q40. Consider the following reaction:

            CH4 + 2O2 -> CO2 + 2H2O

            Which of the following about the reaction given above is/are correct?

  1. Carbon is oxidized.
  2. Hydrogen is oxidized.
  3. Hydrogen is reduced.
  4. Carbon is reduced.

            Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)        1 only      (b) 1 and 2 only

(c)        2 and 3 only

(d)        2 and 4 only

Q41.    Sunrise in eastern Arunachal Pradesh would be about how many hours before the sunrise in western Gujarat?

(a)        One hour         (b) Two hours

(c)        Three hours (d) Four hours

Q42.    Consider the following States of India in terms of percentage of forest area in relation to the total area of the State:

  1. Karnataka 2. Odisha
  2. Kerala
  3. Andhra Pradesh

            Which one of the following is the correct descending order?

(a)        1-2-4-3            (b) 3-1-2-4

(c)        3-2-1-4            (d) 2-3-1-4

Q43.    Which one of the following States in India has the longest coast-line?

(a)        Odisha      (b) Tamil Nadu

(c)        Karnataka  (d) West Bengal

Q44.    Which one of the following States in India has the largest area under forest cover?

(a)        Maharashtra

(b)        Chhattisgarh

(c)        Madhya Pradesh

(d)        Andhra Pradesh

Q45.    Which one of the following is not an igneous rock?

(a)        Gabbro            (b) Granite

(c)        Dolomite         (d) Basalt

Q46. The Coriolis Effect is the result of

(a)        Pressure gradient

(b)        Earth's axis of inclination

(c)        Earth's rotation

(d)        Earth's revolution

Q47.    Where is Mekong Delta located?

(a)        Thailand          (b) Cambodia

(c)        Myanmar        (d) Vietnam