UPSC | National Defence Academy (NDA) | Section D, E, F | Exam II 2019

Part B

(Section : Social Studies, Geography & Current Events)

Below are given the question from Section D, E & F covering topics from Social Studies, Geography & Current Events asked in Part B of the Question Paper 2019.

101. Which one of the following is a non-metallic mineral ?
(a) Iron
(b) Mica
(c) Copper
(d) Bauxite

102. Which one of the following is a Rabi crop in the Northern States of India?
{a) Rice
(b) Bajra
(c) Barley
(d) Ragi

103. The rivers of North-West Europe are good examples of
(a) parallel pattern of drainage.
(b) radial pattern of drainage.
(c) barbed pattern of drainage.
(d) trellis pattern of drainage.

104. Which one of the following ocean currents is a cold current ?
(a) South Atlantic Drift
(b) Mozambique Current
(c) East Australian Current
(d) Caribbean Current

105. Paradeep Port is located on the delta of river
(a) Riband
(b) Ganga
(c) Mahanadi
(d) Baitarani

106. Which one of the following hypothesis/theory explains the origin of th e universe ?
(a) Nebular hypothesis
(b) Binary theory
(c) Big Bang theory
(d) Planetesimal hypothesis

107. Which among the following struggles, based on Gandhi’s philosophy of Satyagraha, involved the industrial working class ?
(a) Champaran
(b) Kheda
(c) Ahmedabad
(d) Bardoli

108. Consider the following statements related to the Virashaiva tradition in Karnataka :
1. The Virashaiva movement was led by a Brahmana named Basavanna, a minister in the court of the Kalachuri ruler in the twelfth century.
2. The Virashaivas encouraged practices, approved by the Dharmashastras, like post-puberty marriages and remarriage of widows.
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

109. Consider the following statements related to Wellesley’s administration:
1. In the six years of Wellesley’s administration, the army accounted for 42·5 percent of the Company’s total expenditure.
2. Wellesley’s administrative measures were restricted to the affairs of the Company and had nothing to do with the commercial and military affairs of the Indian ruling families.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

110. Consider the following statements concerning the Russian Revolution :
1. The Bolsheviks believed that in a society like Tsarist Russia, repressive the party should be disciplined and’ 1should cont rol the number of its members.
2. The Mensheviks believed that the party should be opened to all (as in Germany).
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

111. Which of the following was/were among the decisions taken by the First Continental Congress held in Philadelphia in September 1774?
1. It rejected a plan for a colonial union under t he British authority.
2. It drew up a statement of grievances.
3. It agreed upon a scheme to stop trade between the Colonies and England.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

112. Which one of t he following land territories of Indonesia is not touched by the Equator ?
(a) Sumatra
(b) Sulawesi
(c) Java
(d) Kalimantan

113. Which one of the following sedimentary rocks is organically formed ?
(a) Shale
(b) Chert
(c) Halite
(d) Chalk

114. According to the Koppen climatic classification, the letter code Cfa denotes
{a) Tropical wet climate.
(b) Humid subtropical climate.
(c) Tundra climate.
(d) Tropical wet and dry climate.

115. In which one of th e following folds is the axial plane found to be virtually horizontal ?
(a) Isoclinal
(b) Anticlinal
(c) Recumbent
(d) Monoclinal

116. How many Ramsar conservation sit es havebeen enlisted from India so far ?
(a) 12
(b) 16
(c) 27
(d) 62

117. The Munda language group belongs to which family?
(a ) Austric
(b) Dravidian
(c) Sino-Tibetan
(d) Indo-Europeari

118. Which one of the following statements about the Suez Canal is not correct ?
(a) The Suez Canal was constructed in 1869.
(b) It links the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
(c) It has a six lock system and ships cross the different levels through these locks.
(d) It has given Europe a new gateway to the Indian Ocean.

119. Which among the following statements is not correct about the Reign of Terror ?
(a) The Jacobins dashed out the Girondists with the help of sans-culottes.
(b) The Jacobins were in league with the French clergy.
(c) The arrest for anti-revolutionary activities was by law restricted to the political class.
(d) The Reign of Terror came to  end with the execution of Robespierre by guillotine in July 1794.

120. Who among the following was the first Indian to qualify for the Indian Civil Service ?
{a) Satyendranath Tagore
(b) Surendranath Banerjee
(c) R.C. Dutt
(d) Subhas Chandra Bose

121. Which among the following was/were among the factors for England to experience the Industrial Revolution first ?
1. The scientific inventions had paved the way for Industrial Revolution.
2. It had favourable social and political structures in place.
3. Navigable rivers had made inland transport easier.
4. It had seen the ascendancy of capitalist practices.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
·(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only
(c) 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

122. Article 46 of the Constitution of India refers to 122. the promotion of educational and economic interests of
(a) religious minorities.
(b) Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections.
(c) displaced persons from large irrigation projects.
(d) the economically deprived.

123. Who was the Education Minister in the first Cabinet of independent India ?
(a) Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(d) Acharya Narendra Dev

124. Who among the following died in exile ?
(a) Rani Laxmibai
(b) Bahadur Shah Zafar
(c) Tantia Tope
(d) Nana Saheb

125. The normal lapse rate of temperature of Earth’s atmosphere drops to 0 ^\circ C at the
(a) upper part of ionosphere.
(b) upper-boundary of the tropopause.
(c) lower part of mesosphere.
(d ) upper boundary of stratopause.

126. The headquarters of National Research Laboratory for Conservation of
Cultural Property (NRLC) is located at
(a) New Delhi
(b) Lucknow
(c) Kolkata
(d) Bhopal

127. Loktak lake is situated in the State of
(a) Sikkim
(b) Manipur
(c) Odisha
(d) Mizoram

128. Stalactite, stalagmite and pillars are the depositional landforms of
(a) running water.
(b) wind.
(c) glacier.
(d) underground water.

129. A deep valley characterized by steep step-like slope is known as
(a ) U-shaped valley.
(b) Blind valley.
(c) Gorge.
(d) Canyon.

130. Which one of the following is a major plate ?
(a) Pacific Plate
(b) Cocos Plate
(c) Arabian Plate
(d) Philippine Plate

131. Lithosphere consists of
(a) upper and lower mantle.
(b) crust and core.
(c) crust and uppermost solid mantle.
(d) mantle and core.

132. The principal component(s) of Nehru-Mahalanobis strategy of economic development was/were
1. Restructuring economic dependency on metropolitan capitalism into independent
economic development.
2. Transition from semi-feudal agriculture to capitalist farming.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

133. The provisions of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of  India shall not apply to the administration and control of the Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes in
1. Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha
2. Assam and Tripura
3. Meghalaya and Mizoram
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

134. Consider the following statements related to Dayanand’s idea of social reform :
1. Dayanand’s reform envisaged a social order, where different castes performed functions suitable to their status determined by merit.
2. Dayanand’s robust Vedic counterpart’ challenged the masculine West that had enslaved the Aryavarta.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 on]y
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

135. Consider the following statements concerning the American War of Independence :
1. The Americans raised the slogan, ‘No taxation without representation’.
2. The American merchants resorted to the boycott of the British products.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

136. The first UDAY (Utkrisht Double Decker Air-Conditioned Yatri) Express train runs between
(a) Delhi and Kalka
(b) Bengaluru and Coimbatore
(c) Chennai and Visakhapatnam
(d) Chennai and Bengaluru

137. Who among the following were selected for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2019 ?
(a) Vijay Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt
(b) Sakshi Malik and Jitu Rai
(c) Virat Kohli and Mirabai Chanu
(d) Bajrang Punia and Deepa Malik

138. Betel leaf of which one of the following States has been accorded a GI tag recently?
(a ) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Kerala
(d) Mizoram

139. SAMARTH is a flagship skill development scheme of which one of the following Ministries ?
(a) Ministry of Textiles
(b) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
(c) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
(d) Ministry of Human Resource Development

140. CORAS is a separate Commando Unit of
(a) National Security Guard
(b) Central Industrial Security Force
(c) Railway Protection Force
(d) Central Reserve Police Force

141. Which one of the following statements is not true about Ijarah system ?
(a) It was a system of revenue farming.
(b) It encouraged the role of middlemen.
(c) Under this system, land revenue was fixed for the peasant.
(d) The ijaradar paid a fixed amount to the State treasury.

142. During the Swadeshi movement, a National College was started in Calcutta under the principalship of
(a) Rabindranath Tagore
(b) Aurobindo Ghosh
(c) Rajani Kant Sen
(d) Syed Abu Mohammad

143. The ruins of Vijayanagara (Hampi) were brought to public light in the year 1800 by the following British surveyor and engineer :
(a) James Prinsep
(b) Colin Mackenzie
(c) James Rennell
(d) Charles Metcalfe

144. Which country among the following was not a part of the Third Coalition against Napoleon?
(a) Russia
(b) Prussia
(c) Sweden
(d) France

l45. Which one of the following pairs of travellers and their nationality is not correctly matched ?
(a) Ibn Battuta -Moroccan
(b) Duarte Barbosa- Portuguese
(c) Jean Baptiste Tavernier – Dutch
(d) Niccolao Manucci- Venetian

146. World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on
(a) 26th June
(b) 17thJuly
(c) 19th August
(d) 27th September

147. Which one of the following is the name given to the lander of Chandrayaan-2 ?
(a) Vigyan
(b) Anusandhan
(c) Pragyan
(d) Vikram

148. Along with Pranab Mukheijee, how many more persons were conferred the Bharat
Ratna Award in the year 2019?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Four

149. Aishwarya Pissay excels in which one of the following sports ?
(a) Badminton
(b) Boxing
(c) Motorsports
(d) Chess

150. Which one of the following films was adjudged as the Best Feature Film in the 66th National Film Awards?
(a) Bulbul Can Sing
(b) Hellaro
(c) Badhaai Ho
(d) Uri

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