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UPSC IAS Previous Year Prelims Paper - CSP 1995


1. 
Physical Geography
CSP 1995

A meteor is

A. a rapidly moving star
B. a piece of matter which has entered the earth's atmosphere from outer space
C. part of a constellation
D. a comet without a tail

Answer: Option B


2. 
Ancient History
CSP 1995

The word 'Hindu' as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by

A. the Greeks
B. the Romans
C. the Chinese
D. the Arabs

Answer: Option D


3. 
Physical Geography
CSP 1995

Given below is a map of some countries which were parts of the erstwhile Soviet Union, with water bodies shown by shaded areas : The countries marked 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are respectively

A. Tajikistan, Turkmenia, Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Kazakhstan
B. Turkmenia, Kirgizia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan
C. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirgizia, Turkmenia
D. Kazakhstan, Turkmenia, Uzbekistan, Kirgizia, Tajikistan

Answer: Option D


4. 
Banking And Finance
CSP 1995

To prevent recurrence of scams in Indian Capital Market, the Government of India has assigned regulatory powers to

A. SEBI
B. RBI
C. SBI
D. SBI

Answer: Option A


5. 
Constitution
CSP 1995

Consider the table given below providing some details of the results of the election to the Karnataka State Legislative : Assembly held in December, 1994.
Political Party Percentage of popular votes obtained
Janata Dal 36 116
Congress 31 35
BJP 20.4 40
Number of seats secured
In terms of electoral analysis, the voter-seat distortion is to be explained as the result of the adoption of the

A. Hare system
B. Cumulative vote system
C. First-past-the-post system
D. Plural vote system

Answer: Option C