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UPSC IAS Previous Year Prelims Paper - CSP 1998


1. 
Fundamentals Of Economics
CSP 1998

Some time back, the Government of India, decided to delicense 'white goods' industry. 'White goods' include

A. stainless steel and aluminium utensils
B. milk and milk products
C. items purchased for conspicuous consumption
D. soaps, detergents and other mass consumption goods

Answer: Option C


2. 
Aptitude
CSP 1998

Examine the following three statements:
I. Processed meat is a perishable food.
II. All perishable foods are packed in sealed tins.
III. Sealed tins sometimes do not contain processed meat.
Which one of the following inferences can be drawn from the above statements?

A. Sealed tins always contain perishable food
B. Processed meat is sometimes not packed in sealed tins
C. Processed meat is always packed in sealed tins
D. Non-perishable foods are never packed in sealed tins

Answer: Option B


3. 
General Knowledge
CSP 1998

What is the correct sequence of the following Indian states in descending order of their length of surface roads per 100 km2 of their area ?
I. Haryana
II. Maharashtra
III. Punjab
IV. Tamil Nadu
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
Codes :

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

Answer: Option A


4. 
Economic Geography
CSP 1998

The four railway junctions shown by numerals 1, 2, 3, 4 on the rough outline map of Gujarat are respectively

A. Palanpur, Mahesana, Ahmedabad and Vadodara
B. Mahesana, Surendranagar, Rajkot and Junagarh
C. Palanpur, Kanda, Bhuj and Okla
D. Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Broach

Answer: Option B


5. 
Current Affairs
CSP 1998

The damage to the Spektr Module of the Russian Space Station Mir was due to

A. collision with a Soyuz cargo ship
B. faulty material design of the Spektr Module
C. explosion inside the space station
D. collision with an asteroid

Answer: Option A