RAS Pre 2010 General Studies(GS) Sample paper 2

1. Which of the following Trophies/ cups is not associated with the game of football?
(A) Durand Cup
(B) Santosh Trophy
(C) Federation Cup
(D) Subroto Cup
(E) K. D. Singh Babu Trophy


2. Which of the following is the book written by V. S. Naipaul?
(A) Higher than Everest
(B) A Passage to England
(C) Affluent Society
(D) All my Yester Years
(E) A House for Mr. Biswas

3. The Govt. of India is planning to provide an identity card to each one of its citizen with his/her personal details and identity marks. Which of the following agencies/organization is going to implement this huge task ?
(A) Election Commission of India
(B) People Union for Civil Liberties
(C) Unique Identification Authority of India
(D) National Committee Science and Technology
(E) None of these

4. Who amongst the following is the present speaker of the Lok Sabha?
(A)Somnath Chaterjee
(B)Mamta Banerjee
(C)Manohar Joshi
(D)L. K. Advani
(E)None of these

5. Indian Govt. has decided in 2009 to upgrade its fleet of transport aircraft AN-32. This upgradation will be done by which of the following countries?
(B) Ukraine
(D) Egypt

6. Michael Jackson who died a few months back was a famous?
(A) Politician
(B) Pop Singer
(C) Tennis Player
(D) Author
(E) None of these


7. As per the reports in various newspapers the Govt. has allowed 2200 different types of items to come to India from Singapore as Duty Free imports. This is being done under which of the following agreements with Singapore?
(A) Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
(B) Look East Policy of the Govt. of India
(C) Focus Africa Programme of India
(D) Own your cargo ship scheme of the Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. (SCIL)
(E) None of these

8. Oil and Natural Gas Commission Videsh Ltd. (OVL) is investing US $ 5 billion in production of gas from Farsi Blocks of Gas Deposits’. The Farsi Blocks are located in
(B) Iran
(E) Egypt

9. Some special trains named as ‘Duronto’, were launched by rilways . Duronto Trains are in fact—
(A) super fast trains
(B) local or short distance trains
(C) extremely low fare trains
(D) trains running to connect Kolkata with rest of the West Bengal
(E) trains specially for people living below poverty line

10. Which of the following cannot be called a horticultural crop?
(B) Coconut
(D) Sunflower
(E) Leafy Vegetables

11. Sunil Mittal is CEO and chairman of?
(A) Mittal Steels
(B) Bharati Airtel
(C) Satyam Mahindra
(D) Touch Bionics
(E) None of these

12. As we all know now every child in the age group of 6—14 years can demand that he/she should be admitted to a school to complete his/her primary/basic education. Enactment of which of the following acts has made it possible?
(A) Right to Information Act
(B) Abolition of Child Labour Act
(C) Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation Act
(D) Competition Act
(E) None of these

13. Who amongst the following won the Indira Gandhi Prize 2009 for Peace, Disarmament and Development?
(A)Aung San Suu Kyi
(B)Deep Joshi
(C)Bill Gates
(D)Sheikh Hasina
(E) None of these

14. Ricky Ponting is a famous cricketer from?
(A) New Zealand
(B) West Indies
(C) Australia
(D) England
(E) None of these

15. Who amongst the following is the author of the book ‘Small is Beautiful’?
(A) Ben Okri
(B) Ernest Schumacher
(C) Dominique Lapierre
(D) Gunter Grass
(E) Sidney Sheldon


16. Which of the following awards is given by an Indian Organization ?
(A) Normon Borloug Award
(B) OSCAR Award
(C) Ramon Magsaysay Award
(D) Pulitzer Prize
(E) Man Booker Prize


17 . Which of the following schemes/ products were launched by the banks to provide instant loan facility to the farmers ?
(A) Kisan Credit Card
(B) Krishi Bima Yojana
(C) Crop Loan Scheme
(D) Corporate Loan Scheme
(E) None of these


18. Which of the following terms is used in the game of Hockey?
(B) Tee
(D) No Ball
(E) Penalty Stroke

19. Which of the following crops need plenty of water to grow?
(B) Bajra
(D) Paddy
(E) All of these

20. Insurance service provided by various banks is commonly known as?
(A) Investment Banking
(B) Risk Management
(C) Merchant Banking
(D) Bancassurance
(E) Micro Finance

21. Who amongst the following Indians is asoociated with Billiards ?
(A) Subroto Paul
(B) Pankaj Advani
(C) Parimarjan Negi
(D) Baichung Bhutia
(E) Vijender Singh

22. India is a member of which of the following organizations?


23. Teacher’s Day is celebrated on?
(A) 15th September
(B) 10th September
(C) 5th September
(D) 15th October
(E) 10th October