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1. In what way did the policy of the Rashtrakutas differ from their predecessors in the Deccan?
(A) They tried to maintain good relations with the Southern kingdoms while waging wars in the North
(B) They attempted to be the transmitters of good ideas from one part to the other
(C) They tried to exploit their positions as a bridge to dominate both the North and the South
(D) They tried to maintain the balance of power in the struggle between the North and the South
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2. Taila II, a feudatory of Krishna III, overthrew the Rashtrakutas and founded the dynasty of–
(A) Early Western Chalukays of Badami (B) Later Western Chalukyas of Kalyani
(C) Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi (D) Chalukyas of Anhilwad (Gujarat)
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3. Which one of the following does not belong to the biosphere reserves setup so far?
(A) Great Nicobar (B) Sunderbans
(C) Nanda Devi (D) Gulf of Kachchch
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4. In the food processing industries which one of the following is used to produce citric acid?
(A) Candida (B) Acetobacter
(C) Aspergillus niger (D) All of the above
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5. Two boats are moving in same direction in a river. What is the best condition so that the move parallel in the same direction?
(A) They should move parallel (B) They should slightly bend to each other
(C) They should move away from each other (D) It is not possible
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6. Which of the following has the least penetrating power?
(A) a- particles (B) b- particles
(C) c- particles (D) None of these
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7. Which one of the following states of the Indian Union has vested the power in the Gram Sabha to recall the members of the Village Panchayat?
(A) Paschim Banga (B) Rajasthan
(C) Madhya Pradesh (D) Karnataka
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8. The following is true about the Better Government of India Act, 1858–
(A) Board of Control was established (B) Power got transferred from Company to the Crown
(C) Company lost monopoly of trade (D) Company's affairs were regulated
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9. Nehru's Objectives Resolution reflected the perception of the Constituent Assembly as–
(A) India to be a secular and a socialist state (B) India to be a welfare state
(C) India to be a sovereign independent republic (D) India to be a dominion state
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10. If the RBI adopts an expansionist open market operations policy, this means that it will–
(A) buy securities from non-government holders
(B) sell securities in the open market
(C) offer commercial banks more credit in the open market
(D) openly announce to the market that it intends to expand credit
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11. Which of the following Mahatma Gandhi series of currency notes issued by the RBI has "ecology" depicted on it?
(A) Rs. 500 (B) Rs. 100
(C) Rs. 50 (D) Rs. 5
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12. Which continent of the world does not have a desert?
(A) Australia (B) Europe
(C) Asia (D) North America
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13. The pacific islands from new Guinea South East-wards to the Fiji Islands group is called
(A) the Polynesia (B) the Mellanesia
(C) the Micronesia (D) the Australasia
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14. Which of the following temples are built by the Rashtrakuta kings?
(A) Kashivishvanatha temple and the Jain Narayana temple at Pattadakal (Karnataka)
(B) Someshwara temple at Sogal
(C) Andhakeshwar temple at Hooli
(D) All of the above
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15. The Sun Temple of Konark was built by Narasimhadeva I. To which dynasty did he belong?
(A) Somavamsi dynasty (B) Bhoi dynasty
(C) Imperial Ganga dynasty (D) Suryavansi Gajapti dynasty
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16. India is not a member of which one of the following?
(A) Commonwealth of Independent States (B) South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
(C) South Asian Free Trade Agreement (D) World Trade Organization
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17. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
(A) Kalhana was the contemporary of the Lohara king of Kashmir named Harsha.
(B) Chachnama is a famous work on the history of Sindh.
(C) The Parmar King Bhoja is beleived to have been the author of about two dozen works on a variety of subjects including medicine, astronomy, architecture, etc.
(D) All of the above
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18. During the time of which Mughal emperor did the English East India Company establish its first factory in India?
(A) Akbar (B) Jahangir
(C) Shahjahan (D) Aurangzeb
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19. The petroleum deposits found in–
(A) Asom, Gujarat, Bombay High and Tripura (B) Asom, Manipur, Nagaland and Paschim Banga
(C) Asom, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Tripura (D) Gujarat, Manipal, Mizoram and Andaman
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20. Optical fibre mainly used in communication is based on–
(A) less absorption coefficient (B) less scattering
(C) total internal reflection (D) refraction
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21. A solid sphere, disc and solid cylinder all of same mass and made of same material are allowed to roll down (from rest) on incline plane then–
(A) disc will reach the bottom first (B) solid sphere will reach the bottom first
(C) solid cylinder will reach the bottom first (D) all of them. will reach the bottom at the same time
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22. When a red glass is heated in dark room it will seem–
(A) black (B) green
(C) yellow (D) red
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23. One of the following groups sought mere reforms in social, economic and political life–
(A) the moderate congressmen (B) the extremist congressmen
(C) the revolutionaries in India (D) the Swarajists
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24. The idea of a Constituent Assembly to frame a Constitution for India was first mooted by–
(A) M N Roy in 1927 (B) the Indian National Congress in 1936
(C) the Muslim League in 1942 (D) the All Parties Conference in 1946
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25. Who acted as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly?
(A) BR Ambedkar (B) C Rajagopalachari
(C) Rajendra Prasad (D) Jawaharlal Nehru
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