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UPSC IAS Previous Year Prelims Paper - CSP 1997


1. 
Social Geography
CSP 1997

About 50% of the world population is concentrated between the latitudes of

A. 5°N and 20°N
B. 20°N and 40°N
C. 40°N and 60°N
D. 20°S and 40°S

Answer: Option B


2. 
Medieval History
CSP 1997

After consolidating his power, Balban assumed the grand title of

A. Tute-i-Hind
B. Kaisr-i-Hind
C. Zil-i-Ilahi
D. Din-i-Ilahi

Answer: Option C


3. 
Physical Geography
CSP 1997

Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists :
List I List II
(Climatic Conditions) (Reasons)
I. Chennai is warmer than Calcutta (A) North-East Monsoon
II. Snowfall in Himalayas (B) Altitude
III. Rainfall decreases from Depressions
IV. Sutlej-Ganga Plain gets some rain in water
(C) Western West Bengal to Punjab
(D) Distance from sea
(E) Latitude
Codes:

A. I-A, II-B, III-D, IV-E
B. I-D, II-E, III-A, IV-C
C. I-E, II-B, III-D, IV-C
D. I-E, II-A, III-C, IV-D

Answer: Option C


4. 
Current Affairs
CSP 1997

The economic and monetary union of 15 European Countries is proposed to be made by 1999. But the currencies of two countries, Franc, have already the same value and circulate freely in both the countries. The countries are

A. France and Switzerland
B. Switzerland and Luxembourg
C. Luxembourg and Belgium
D. France and Belgium

Answer: Option C


5. 
Current Affairs
CSP 1997

The average rate of domestic savings (gross) for the Indian economy is currently estimated to be in the range of

A. 15 to 20 per cent
B. 20 to 25 per cent
C. 25 to 30 per cent
D. 30 to 35 per cent

Answer: Option B