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ANALOG IAS INSTITUTE TEST SERIES - 2014


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TEST BOOKLET
GENERAL STUDIES (PAPER I)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,


ECOLOGY & BIODIVERSITY
Time Allowed: Two Hours

Maximum Marks: 200


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GENERAL STUDIES TEST SERIES 2014:


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ECOLOGY & BIODIVERSITY
Number of Questions: 100
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Marks: 200

Consider the following statements


1. Rotterdam convention aim is to provide
information about the import of Hazardous
chemicals & pesticides in international trade.
2. Stockholm convention envisages to restrict or
eliminate particulate organic pollutants
3. Silent springs is a book written by Rachel
Carlson highlights the effects of
PoPs(Particulate Organic Pollutants).
(a) 1, 3 are true
(b) Only 2 is true
(c) All are false
(d) All are true
Consider the following statements
1. Indian government invoked class of
compulsory licensing against the drug
Nexaver
2. Supreme court rejected patent to Novartis
under the clause of evergreening of patents
3. Indias patent law is not in line with TRIPS
agreement
(a) 1, 2 are true
(b) 2, 3 are true
(c) 1, 3 are true
(d) All are true
Match the following
List-I
(1) White
Biotechnology
(2) Green
biotechnology
(3) Blue Biotechnology
(4) Red Biotechnology
(5) Grey Biotechnology
Code:
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
(a) A B C D E
(b) C D B A E
(c) A D B E C
(d) C D A E B

6.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

Consider the following statements


1. Innate immunity is present from
Birth or inherited from mother
2. Acquired immunity is developed only
through vaccines or drops
3. Active immunity is when antibodies
are developed by a person
4. Passive immunity is when antibodies
are given to a person
(a) Only 3 is false (b) Only 1 is false
(c) Only 2 is false (d) all are true

7.

Which among the following nitrogen base


is not present in RNA (Ribonucleic
Acid)
1. Adenine
2. Guanine
3. Cytosine
4. Uracil
(a) 1, 2 are present (b) Only 3 is false
(c) Only 4 is false (d) all are present

8.

Consider the following statements


1. In India Bt cotton is allowed in fields
2. In India Bt Brinjal is not allowed for
cultivation
3. Bt stands for Biotechnology
(a) Only 3 is false (b) Only 2 is false
(c) Only 1 is false (d) All are true

9.

Which among the following is correctly


matched
(a) II generation Bio fuels non-food
crops Ricinus communis
(b) I generation Bio fuels food crops
sugarcane
(c) III generation Biofuels Algae
OILGAE
(d) All of the above

(B) Marine
organisms
(C) Environment
(D) Agriculture
(E) Gene therapy

Arrange the following steps of DNA


profiling in a sequential order
1. Gel electrophoresis
2. Auto radiography
3. Southern Blotting
4. Use of restriction endonucleases
5. Hybridization

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List-II
(A) Industries

What is the name of the process that


uses plants, (or) micro organisms to
degrade, detoxify and absorb
Environmental pollutants
(a) Eco remediation
(b) Bio remediation
(c) Micro remediation
(d) All of the above

Time : 120 Min

10. Consider the following statements


regarding Bt crops
1. In India genetic engineering appraisal
committee (GEAC) overseas the
permission for Bt crops
2. GEAC works under agricultural
ministry
3. Technical expert committee (TEC)
appointed by Supreme Court
recommended temporary moratorium
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(c) It is
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(d) All of the above are false
only allow in commercial crops.
(a) 2, 3, 4 are true (b) 1, 3 are true
16. Which among the following are correctly
(c) 2, 4 are true
(d) All are true
matched with the type of fuel and
oxidizer used
11. Which among the following institutes or
organization are present in Hyderabad
(a) Solid-Unsymmetrical Dimethyl
Hydrazine-Oxides of Nitrogen
(a) Centre for cellular and molecular
Biology
(b) Liquid-Hydroxyl terminated
Polybutadiene-Oxides of Nitrogen
(b) National institute for nutrition
(c) Centre for DNA figure printing and
(c) Cryogenic-Liquid hydrogen-Liquid
oxygen
diagnosis
(d) All of the above
(d) All of the above
12. Consider the following statements
1. Totipotency is a condition where
whole organism can be regenerated
using a single cell
2. Pleuripotent cell has the ability to
differentiate in to all cell types except
placenta
3. Multipotent cell has the ability to
differentiate into closely related
family of cells
4. Differentiation is a process of
changing into specific cell type
(a) Only 4 is true
(b) Only 1 is true
(c) All are false
(d) All are true
13. Match the following
List-I
(1) Isro Satellite
Centre
(2) Vikram Sarabhai
Space Centre
(3) Master Control
Facility
(4) National Remote
Sensing Centre
Code:
(1) (2) (3) (4)
(a) D B C A
(b) D C A B
(c) C D B A
(d) A B C D

List-II
(A) Hasan,
Karnataka
(B) Hyderabad
(C) Tiruvananthapu
ram
(D) Banglore

14. Consider the following statements


1. Near earth orbit is at the height of
400 km from earth surface generally
used for remote sensing satellites
2. Lower earth orbit is at height of
900 km from earth surface generally
used for experimental satellites
3. Geo stationary orbit is at height of
24,000 km from earth surface
4. To launch a satellite in Geo
stationary orbit only geosynchronous
launch vehicle is used
(a) Only 3 is true
(b) Only 4 is true
(c) All are false
(d) All are true
15. Many countries have their satellite
launching stations on the east coasts the
correct reason for this is
(a) Earth revolves from west to east
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17. Consider the following statements


1. Chandrayaan-I is Indias first mission
to the moon launched by ISRO using
PSLV XL version
2. Chandrayaan-II is a manned under
space exploration mission is a joint
venture of India and Russia
3. GAGAN group of satellites will be to
provide Indias own GPS
4. IRNSS is a group of 24 satellites that
are be launched by ISRO
(a) Only 3, 4 are true
(b) Only 1 is true
(c) All are false
(d) All are true
18. Which among the following are objectives
of national telecom policy, 2012
1. Right to broad band
2. Increase in rural tele density from
39% to 70% by 2020
3. India be made hub for mobile
hardware manufacturing
4. Mobile phones to every individual by
2020
(a) 2, 3, 4 are true (b) 1, 2, 3 are true
(c) All are false
(d) All are true
19. Which among the following are correctly
matched.
Type
Frequency
Range
(a) Bluetooth 2.4 GHZ
32ft
(b) Wifi
2.4 to 5 GHZ 100 mts
(c) WiMAX
2.4 to 11GHZ 50 km
(d) All of the above
20. Consider the following statements
regarding DTH (Direct to Home)
1. T.V signals are directly transmitted to
Viewer side stepping cable operators
2. In DTH service provider bunches
together a boquet of channels in
codified form
3. The purpose of set top box in DTH set
up is to act as voltage regulator
(a) Only 1 is false (b) Only 2 is false
(c) Only 3 is false (d) all are true
21. Which among the following statements
correctly denote the terms digital
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27. Consider the following statements
entertainment services
regarding Anti-oxidants:
(b) The use of smart phones where
1. Anti oxidants are produced during
phones are used for both information
metabolism and are harmful to
and communication
human body
(c) The use of internet for tele2. Anti oxidants are responsible for
communication and information
ageing and cancer in some cases
(d) All of the above
(a) Both are true
(b) Both are false
(c) only 1 true
(d) only 2 is false
22. Arrange the following countries in the
increasing order of the speed (frequency)
of their super computers
28. Green plastics is presented as an
1. China
alternative to traditional plastics which
2. India
among the following are advantages of
3. United States
Green plastics
(a) IndiaU.SChina
1. They are derived from starch
(b) IndiaChinaU.S
components
(c) U.SIndiaChina
2. They are Biodegradable
(d) ChinaIndiaU.S
3. They are cheap
(a) Only 1 is false (b) Only 2 is false
23. Consider the following statements
(c) Only 3 is false (d) all are true
1. 70% of the universe is made up of
dark energy, 26% by dark matter 4%
29. On satisfying which of the following
visible matter
criteria a city is called as Solar city
2. Electrons and Neutrinos belong to the
(a) 50% of households of the city shall
group of leptons
have solar power
3. Nuclear forces is the weakest of all
(b) At least 25% of power generated in
the fundamental forces of nature
city shall be from solar plants
4. Bosons are carries of weak force in
(c) A reduction of 10% in projected
the universe
demand of conventional energy at
(a) 1, 2, 3 are true (b) 2, 3, 4 are true
end of 5 years
(c) 1, 3, 4 are true (d) 1, 2, 4 are true
(d) All are true
24. Infrastructure as a service, Platform as
a service, software as a service what are
these terms mentioning about
(a) Cloud computing
(b) Tele communications
(c) Internet telephony
(d) Voice over internet protocol
25. Consider the following statements
1. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria in
the human body
2. Prebiotics is a indigestible fibre to
support growth of probiotics
(a) Both statements are false
(b) Both statements are true
(c) Only 1 is false
(d) Only 2 is false
26. Consider the following statements
1. Asteroids are solar system bodies
which orbit around sun
2. Comets are similar to Asteroids
except they exhibit visible tail when
they approach sun
3. When a meteoroid burns after
entering into earths atmosphere it is
called meteorite
4. When the meteoroid passes through
earths atmosphere and hits the earth
it is called meteor
(a) 1, 2 are false
(b) 3, 4 are false
(c) All are false
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30. Which among the following options


describes the term mixed farming
(a) All of the below are true
(b) Combination of trees and crops
(c) Combination of various crops in field
(d) Animal rearing & Agriculture
31. Consider the following statements
1. India has been removed from polio
endemic countries list
2. Pakistan, Nigeria, Afghanistan are the
only countries of the world where
polio is still endemic
3. India has not seen any kind of polio
disease since three years
4. The vaccine of polio is of oral type
and has killed virus
(a) 1, 2 are true
(b) 2, 3 are true
(c) 1, 3, 4 are true (d) All are true
32. Who among the following scientists from
India are involved in Nano technology
research?
(a) Ashok Sen
(b) C.N.R. Rao
(c) B.K.S. Iyengar (d) R.A. Mashelkar
33. KIROBO is a Japanese developed first
Humanoid Robot what are the special
features of KIROBO
1. Speech Recognition
2. Language processing
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4. Facial recognition
1. 3D-printing
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(a) 1, 4 are true
(b) 2, 3 are true
(c) 3, 4 are true
(d) All are true
individual
2. 3D-printing doesnt follow the
Which among the following Rasins have
principle of economics of scale
3. 3D-printing can be used to produce
shale gas reserves in India
1. Cambay, Gujrath
some tissues
(a) All are false
(b) 2, 4 are true
2. Indo Gangetic
3. Krishna-Godavari Basin
(c) 1, 3 are true
(d) All are true
4. Assam Arakan Basin
(a) 1, 2, 3 are true (b) 1, 4 are true
40. 100th National science congress was
(c) 2, 3 are true
(d) All are true
celebrated in:
(a) Hyderabad
(b) Kolkata
Shale gas is considered as future fuel
(c) Bangalore
(d) Delhi
and policy is proposed to explore the
reserves in India, which of the following
41. Which one of the following function is NOT
is not an limitation for shale gas
associated with Liver?
exploration
(a) Stores glucose as glycogen
(a) Contamination of aquifers
(b) Manufactures bile, converts the amino
(b) High usage of water and subsequent
groups to urea
water scarcity problems
(c) Makes all the cholesterol that human body
(c) Non-availability of Guar Gum,
needs
which is used to increase the
(d) Secrete hormone called gastric
viscosity
(d) Large scale land acquisition
42. If two pea plants having red (dominant) coloured
flowers with unknown genotypes are crossed,
Match the following
75% of the flowers are red and 25% are white.
List-I
List-II
The genotypic constitution of the parents having
(1) 2G
(A) 3-14 mbps
red coloured flowers will be
(2) GPRS (B) 100 mbps to 1 gbps
(a) Both heterozygous
(3) EDGE (C) 64 kbps
(b) One homozygous and other heterozygous
(4) HSDPA (D) 114 kbps
(c) Both homozygous
(5) 4G
(E) 384 kbps
(d) Both hemizygous
Code:
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
43. Consider the following statements related to
(a) C D E B A
barcode and select the correct code.
(b) C D E A B
1. It can be read by optical scanners.
(c) C E D A B
2. A barcode symbol typically consists of two
(d) A E D B C
parts: a start character and a data character.
3. There is a standard barcode.
Consider the following statements
(a) 1, 2 and 3 are correct
1. CD has a capacity of 700 MB and Red
(b) 1 and 2 are correct
light of VIBGYOR spectrum is used to
(c) Only 1 is correct
write information on CD
d) 1 and 2 are correct
2. DVD has a capacity of 4.7 GB and
Infra red light is used to write
44. Which one of the following is the correct
information on DVD
descending order of elements with respect to
3. Blue ray disc has capacity of 25 GB
their average percentage by mass in the human
Blue light is used to write information
body?
on it.
(a) Oxygen, Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen,
(a) Only 2 is true
(b) Only 3 is true
Calcium
(c) All are false
(d) All are true
(b) Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen, Calcium,
Nitrogen
Consider the following statements
(c) Carbon, Oxygen, Calcium, Hydrogen,
1. Tuberculosis is a notifiable disease
Nitrogen
2. Multi drug resistant TB is not
(d) Oxygen, Carbon, Calcium, Hydrogen,
prevalent in India
Nitrogen
3. TB is a social disease
4. Serum antibody detection is accurate
45. Which of the following statements are true
test to determine TB
regarding Virtual Private Network (VPN)?
(a) 1, 3 are true
(b) 2, 3, 4 are true
1. A VPN utilizes a public network to conduct
(c) 1, 3, 4 are true (d) Only 3 is true
private data communications.
2. VPN transmits data through a technique
Consider the following statements
called tunneling
(a) Only 1 (b) Only 2 (c) Both
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In Mendels experiments with garden pea, Facebook


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2
(d)
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seed shape (RR) was dominant over wrinkled
seeds (rr), yellow cotyledon (YY) was dominant
52. Consider the following statements
over green cotyledon (yy). What are the expected
1. Increase in the quantity of total-column of
phenotypes in the F2 generation of the cross
ozone; tend to cause increased penetration
RRYY rryy?
of solar UV-B radiation (290-315nm) to
a) Only wrinkled seeds with green cotyledons
the earth's surface
b) Only wrinkled seeds with yellow cotyledons
2. Exposure to solar UV-B radiation has been
c) Only round seeds with green cotyledons
shown to affect both orientation
d) Round seeds with yellow cotyledons, and
mechanisms and motility in
wrinkled seeds with yellow cotyledons
phytoplankton, resulting in reduced
survival rates for these organisms
Consider the following statements and select the
3. Increases in solar UV radiation could
correct code:
affect terrestrial and aquatic bio1. Water shrinks in volume until it reaches 40C.
geochemical cycles, thus, altering both
2. The temperature of water below the icy layer
sources and sinks of greenhouse and
of lakes in winter remains at 40C.
chemically important trace gases
3. Below 40C, the density of water drops.
Which of the above are true?
a) 1, 2 and 3 are correct
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2 are correct
(c) 1 and 2
(d) all of the above
c) 1 and 3 are correct
d) Only 1 is correct
53. Consider the following statements
1. Geologic Sequestration is thought to have
A breeder reactor is that which
the largest potential for near-term
a) Produces more fissionable material than it
application than ocean
burns
sequestration and
b) Does not require fissionable material at all
terrestrial sequestration.
c) Uses only heavy water
2. Green carbon ecosystem is more
d) None of these
important than the Blue carbon
ecosystems
It takes much longer to cook things in the hills
3. The Green Carbon Initiative is the first
than in the plains, because
integrated program with a comprehensive
a) Due to low atmospheric pressure in the hills
and coordinated global agenda focused on
the boiling point of water is raised, and
mitigating climate change through the
therefore water takes longer to boil
conservation and restoration of coastal
b) In the hills the atmospheric pressure is
marine ecosystems
lower than that in the plains and
Which of the above are not true?
therefore water boils at lower temperature
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
c) In the hills the atmospheric temperature is
(c) 1 and 2
(d) all of the above
low and therefore a lot of heat is lost to the
atmosphere
54. Consider the following statements
d) In the hills the humid atmosphere absorbs a
1. Carbon tax is the potential alternative to
lot of heat, leaving very little for the cooking.
the 'cap and trade' method.
2. Geo-engineering primarily aims at
Consider the following statements..
modifying and cooling Earth's
1. Isotopes are the molecules having same
environment
atomic number but a different mass number.
Which of the above are true?
2. Isobars are the molecules having same mass
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
number but a different atomic number.
(c) Both
(d) None of the two
(a) only 1 is true.
(b) only 2 is true.
(c) both are true.
(d) both are false.
55. Consider the following statements
1. Bioassay is a test in which organisms are
Consider the following statements
used to detect the presence or the effects
1. CFCs has a wide and varied application
of any other physical factor, chemical
due to its properties like nonfactor, or any other type of ecological
corrosiveness, non-inflammability, low
disturbance
toxicity and chemical stability, etc
2. The aim of bio essays is to find out either
2. Unlike other chemicals, CFCs cannot be
lethal concentration or effective
eliminated from the atmosphere by the
concentration causing mortality or other
usual scavenging processes like photo
effects.
dissociation, rain-out and oxidation.
Which of the above is/are true?
3. There is a correlation exists between the
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
cycle of ozone depletion and the presence
(c) Both
(d) None of the two
of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs).
Which of the above are true?
56. Consider the following statements
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
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2. Ecozones
delineateService
large areas
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leads to major changes in abundance or
Earth's surface within which organisms
occurrence of at least one other species
have been evolving in relative isolation
2. Keystone species is a species whose
over long periods of time, separated from
presence indicates the presence of a set of
one another by geographic features
other species and whose absence indicates
3. Photo heterotrophs are heterotrophic
the lack of that entire set of species.
organisms that use light for energy, but
Which of the above are true?
cannot use carbon dioxide as their sole
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
carbon source.
(c) Both
(d) none of the two
Which of the above are true?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
Consider the following statements
(c) 1 and 2
(d) all of the above
1. Foundation species is a dominant primary
producer in an ecosystem both in terms of
62. Consider the following statements
abundance and influence.
1. Lithophiles is an organism that uses an
2. Umbrella species is a wide-ranging species
inorganic substrate to obtain reducing
whose requirements include those of many
equivalents for use in biosynthesis or
other species.
energy conservation via aerobic or
Which of the above are true?
anaerobic respiration.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
2 Lithotroph are micro-organisms that can
(c) Both
(d) None of the two
live within the pore interstices of
sedimentary and even igneous rocks to
Consider the following statements
depths of several kilometers
1. Warm-blooded is a term often used to refer
3. Endolith is an organism that lives inside
to animals that do not use their
rock, coral, animal shells, or in the pores
metabolism to maintain body temperature
between mineral grains of a rock.
2. Cold-blooded is a term to describe animal
Which of the above are not true?
species which have a relatively higher
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
blood temperature, and maintain thermal
(c) 1 and 2
(d) all of the above
homeostasis
Which of the above are true?
63. Consider the following statements
1. Biological pump is the sum of a suite of
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
biologically-mediated processes that
(c) Both
(d) None of the two
transport carbon from the surface
euphotic zone to the ocean's interior
Consider the following statements
2. Carbon diet refers to reducing the impact
1. Eutrophic Lake is a lake with low primary
on climate change by reducing greenhouse
productivity, the result of low nutrients.
gas (principally C02 ) production, without
2. Oligotrophic Lake is a lake has high
lowering their standard of living.
primary productivity due to excessive
Which of the above are true?
nutrients.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
3. Mesotrophic lakes is a lake with an
(c) Both
(d) None of the two
intermediate level of productivity, greater
than Oligotrophic lakes, but less than
eutrophic lakes
64. Consider the following statements
Which of the above are not true?
1. Tillage is the mechanical manipulation of
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
soil with tools and implements for
(c) 1 and 2
(d) all of the above
obtaining conditions ideal for seed
germination, seedling establishment and
Consider the following statements
growth of crops.
1. Mull soil is one characterized by large soil
2. Blind tillage: In this, new crop is planted
animals (especially plentiful earthworms),
in the residues of the previous crop
incorporation of organic matter through
without any prior soil tillage or seed bed
the topsoil and active bacterial
preparation
decomposition
3. Zero tillage: It refers to tillage done after
2. Mor soil is on the other hand
seeding or planting the crop (in a sterile
characterized by smaller soil animals, the
soil) either at the pre emergence stage of
buildup of a litter layer on top and
the crop plants
decomposition mainly led by fungi.
Which of the above are not true?
Which of the above are true?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2
(d) all of the above
(c) Both
(d) None of the two
65. Which of the following are the advantages of
Consider the following statements
Zero Tillage?
1. Aestivation is a state of animal dormancy,
1. Zero tilled soils are homogenous in
characterized by inactivity and a lowered
structure with more number of
metabolic rate
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3. Surface runoff is reduced due to presence
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
of mulch
(c) 1 and 3
(d) all of the above
Which of the above are true?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
70. Consider the following statements.
(c) 1 and 3
(d) all of the above
1. Allelopathy is defined as direct or
indirect harmful effect of one plant over
Which of the following are true regarding
the other crop species through the
Intercropping?
exudation of toxic substances from the
1. Better use of growth resources including
roots or the decomposition of crop
light, nutrients and water
residues
2. Suppression of weeds
2. Hidden hunger: Is the condition where
3. Yield & stability - even if one crop fails due
plants do not exhibit visual symptoms of
to unforeseen situations, another crop will
deficiency for the short supply of
yield and provides some secured income
particular nutrients but will result in yield
4. Successful intercropping gives higher
losses
equivalent yields (yield of base crop + yield
Which of the above are true?
of intercrop), higher cropping intensity
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
5. Increased pest and disease incidences
(c) Both
(d) None of the two
(a) All except 1
(b) All except 2
(c) All except 3
(d) All except 5
71. Correct Statements about Trophic levels:
1. Each step in a food chain is called a
Trophic level.
Consider the following statements
2. Carnivores always occupy trophic level 1
1. Relay cropping is Growing the succeeding
or 2.
crop when previous crop attend its
3. Herbivores always occupy trophic level 3
maturity stage- or-sowing of the next crop
or above.
immediately before the harvest of the
4. Every species can be assigned a single
standing crops
unique trophic level.
2. Synergetic Cropping means Yields of both
Which of the above are true?
crops are higher than of their pure crops on
(a) Only 1 and 2
(b) Only 1 and 3
unit area basis
(c)
Only
1,
2
and
3
(d) Only 1
3. Growing of two or more crops
simultaneously intermingled with row
72. Correct statements about Bio magnification
arrangement is known as mixed cropping
1. It is a natural phenomenon occurring
Which of the above are true
since stone-age.
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
2. It is associated with biodegradable
(c) 1 and 3
(d) all of the above
chemicals.
3. Bio Magnification protects biodiversity.
Consider the Characteristics of the Perma
(a) Only 1 and 2
(b) Only 2 and 3
Culture
(c) Only 1 and 3
(d) None.
1. It is one of the most holistic, integrated
systems analysis and design
73. Consider following statements
methodologies found in the world
about Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
2. It can be applied to create productive
1. HFCs are used as refrigerants, aerosol
ecosystems from the human- use
propellants, solvents, AC in buildings and
standpoint or to help degraded ecosystems
vehicles.
recover health and wildness
2.
HFCs are ozone depleting substances.
3. It can be applied in any ecosystem, no
3.
HFCs are greenhouse gases
matter how degraded
4.
Use of HFCs is banned under Montreal
4. It does not values and does not validates
protocol
traditional knowledge and experience
The
Correct statements are:
Which of the above are true?
(a) only 1 and 2
(b) only 1 and 3
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 4
(c) only 1, 2 and 4
(d) all of them
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) all of the above
Consider the Characteristics of the
Micronutrients.
1. Potassium (K) is involved in processes
which ensure carbon assimilation
2. Magnesium occurs in chlorophyll and is
also an activator of enzymes.
3. Sulphur forms part of two essential ammo
acids which are among the many building
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of Zero tillage?
1. Higher amount of nitrogen has to be
applied for mineralization of organic
matter in zero tillage
2. Perennial weeds may be a problem
3. High number of volunteer plants and
buildup of pests
Which of the above are true
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(a) Synocology
(b) Hexicology
Which of the following is correctly matched
(c) Ethology
(d) Autecology
1. Agenda 21
-Biohazard
2. Cartagena Protocol -Biosafety
82. Which among the following below within processes
3. Aichi Targets
-Biodiversity
helps in evolution?
(a) Only 1 and 2
(b) Only 2 and 3
1. Natural selection
(c) Only 1 and 3
(d) All of them
2. Adaptation
3. Mutation
Consider the following classification of
4. Reproductive isolation
Biodiversity
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
1. Alpha-diversity: Between- community
(c) 2 and 3
(d) All of these
diversity
2. Beta-diversity : Within-Community
83. A Lichen is actually composed of two
diversity
organismsa fungus and an alga. They
3. Gamma diversity: Overall Biodiversity
depend on each other for survival. The most
Which among the above is/are incorrectly
specific term that describes their relationship
paired?
is
(a) Only 2 (b) Only 3 (c) 1 and 2 (d) 1, 2 and 3
(a) Parasitism
(b) mutualism
(c) Commensalism
(d) symbiosis
Hydrophonics is related to
(a) Growth of plant without soil
84. Which of the following statements is true?
(b) Growth of plant without water
1. Circulation of energy in the biosphere
(c) Conservation of water
ecosystem is cyclical.
(d) Relation of sound with water
2. Circulation of matter in the biosphere
ecosystem is unidirectional.
Select
the correct answer using the codes
In the context of ecosystem productivity,
given below
marine upwelling zones are important as they
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
increase the marine productivity by bringing
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) neither 1 nor 2
the
1. Decomposer microorganisms to the
surface.
85. Polar bears are carnivores and prey on many
2. Nutrient to the surface.
Arctic birds and fishes. However, under
3. Bottom dwelling organisms to the surface.
natural conditions, no one found polar bears
Which of the statement(s) given below are
predating any penguin.
correct?
This is because
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only2 (c) 2 and 3
(a) Penguins have chemical substance in their
(d) Only 3
muscles which is toxic to polar bears
(b) Penguins are gregarious and always move
in groups. Therefore, a polar bear cannot
Most of the desert plants bloom during night
approach them
because
(c) Polar bears and penguins never coexist
(a) Their blooming is controlled by low
under natural conditions. The former lives
temperature
in the North Pole, while the latter lives in
(b) They are sensitive to the phase of moon
the South pole
(c) The desert insects eat away flower during
(d) Polar bears and penguins display
day time
symbiotic relationships and they help each
(d) The desert insects are active during night
other for their existence in the ice-cold
time
ecosystem
Which one of the following statements is
correct?
86. With reference to the food chains in
(a) All the abiotic resources are nonecosystems, which of the following kinds of
renewable and all the biotic resources are
organism is/are known as decomposer
renewable
organism/organisms?
(b) All the abiotic resources are non1. Virus
renewable but some of the biotic resources
2. Fungi
are non-renewable
3. Bacteria
(c) Some of the abiotic resources are
Select the correct answer using the codes
renewable but the biotic resources are
given below
renewable
(a) Only 1
(b) 2 and 3
(d) Some of the abiotic resources are
(c) 1 and 3
(d) All of these
renewable and some of the biotic
resources are non-renewable
87. Consider the following
1. Bioaccumulation is the increase in
Study of plant communities in relation to their
concentration of a pollutant from the
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2. Biomagnification is increase in
thickness.
concentration of a pollutant from one link
Which of the statements given above are
in a food chain to another.
correct?
Which of the statements given above is/are
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 3 and 4
true?
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 2, 3 and 4
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both a and b
(d) None of the above
93. Consider the following statements about
Ozone Layer
1. A layer of 03 is spread like an invisible
With reference to food chains in ecosystems,
canopy over the earth's atmosphere to a
consider the following statements
variable extent
1. A food chain illustrates the order, in which
2. Highest concentration is found between
a chain of organisms feed upon each other.
15-35 km of stratosphere
2. Food chains are found within the
3. It is also found in troposphere
population of a species.
4. It helps in keeping troposphere warm and
3. A food chain illustrates the numbers of
regulates the jet stream which is found at
each organism, which are eaten by others.
the lower part of the stratosphere.
Which of the statements given above is/are
Which
of the statements given above are
correct?
correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 2
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(b) 1 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None of these
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 1, 3 and 4
Which of the following are correctly matched?
1. Vienna convention protection of ozone
layer
2. Stockholm
Hazardous wastes
convention
and their disposal
3. Rotterdam
Hazardous chemicals
convention
4. Basel convention
persistent organic
pollutants
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 4
Consider the following statements
1. Asian Brown Cloud is a layer of air
pollution that covers parts of Northern
Indian Ocean, India and Pakistan.
2. Asian Brown Cloud is a permanent
phenomenon.
Which among the above statements is / are
correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Due to improper/indiscriminate disposal of
old and used computers or their parts, which
of the following are released into the
environment as e-waste?
1. Beryllium
2. Cadmium
3. Chromium
4.Heptachlor
5. Mercury
6. Lead
7. Plutonium
Select the correct answer using the codes
given below
(a) 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 (b) 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6
(c) 2, 4, 5 and 7
(d) All of these
Consider the following statements about
Cobalt 60
1. Cobalt-60 is a radioactive isotope of
cobalt.
2. Cobalt-60 is found in nature.
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'Rally for Valley' programme in India was


organized to highlight the problem of
(a) environmental degradation
(b) biodiversity
(c) resettlement of displaced people
(d) loss of agricultural land

95.

Photochemical smog occurs in


(a) cool and humid climate
(b) warm, dry and sunny climate
(c) cool, dry and sunny climate
(d) warm and humid climate

96.

Human activities in the recent past have caused


the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in
the atmosphere, but a lot of it does not remain in
the lower atmosphere because of
1. Its escape into the outer stratosphere
2. The photosynthesis by phyto-plankton in the
oceans.
3. The trapping of air in the polar ice caps
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are
correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 2
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) Only 3

97.

Consider the following statements


1. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) releases into
atmosphere by both natural and anthropo
-genic factors.
2. Acid rains causes leaching of Nutrients in
soils, and causes soils infertile.
3. Acid rains causes discoloration and loss of
foliar biomass, and effects trees and
undergrowth in forests.
4. Acid rains causes shift from bacteria
bound microorganisms to fungi bound
microorganisms and cause imbalance in
the micro flora.
Which of the above is/are true?
(a) 1, 2, 3
(b) 2, 3, 4
(c) 1, 3, 4
(d) All of the above

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4. Ocean
acidificationService
causes increase
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Which of the following materials will be


impacted by acid rains?
1. Building stone
2. Ceramics and glasses
3. Paints and organic coatings
4. Leather material
5. Rubber
(a) 1, 2, 3, 5
(b) 1, 2, 4, 3
(c) 2, 3, 4, 5
(d) All of the above

concentration of carbonic acid and


carbonate ions and causes decrease in the
concentration of bicarbonate ions
Which of the above is/are true?
(a) 1, 2, 3
(b) 1, 2, 4
(c) 1, 2, only
(d) All of the above

Consider the following statements


1. Buffering is the usual practice to reduce
effects of acidified waters
2. The pH of ocean surface waters decreased
by about 0.1 pH unit since the beginning
of the industrial revolution
3. Ocean currently has pH around 8.0, hence
any increase in CO2 absorption or increase
in concentration of H2 ions, Cannot be
referred as ocean acidification, until pH
reaches less than 7.

100. Consider the following statements


1. Ocean acidification causes vertical rise in
the level of saturation horizon
2. Isoclines refers to the boundary between
two different states of ocean water,
depending on the CaCO3 dissolution
capacity.
3. The current increased rate of dissolution
of atmosphere CO2 into ocean results into
imbalance in the CCD (Calcium
compensation depth)
Which of the above is/are true?
(a) 1, 2
(b) 2, 3
(c) 1, 3
(d) All of the above

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