UPSC IAS Previous Year Prelims Paper - CSP 1999

Ancient History
CSP 1999

One consistent feature found in the history of southern India was the growth of small regional kingdoms rather than large empires because of

A. the absence of minerals like iron
B. too many divisions in the social structure
C. the absence of vast areas of fertile land
D. the scarcity of manpower

Answer: Option B

Fundamentals Of Economics
CSP 1999

From the balance sheet of a company, it is possible to

A. judge the extent of profitability of the company
B. assess the profitability and size of the company
C. determine the size and composition of the assets and liabilities of the company
D. determine the market share, debts and assets of the company

Answer: Option C

Physical Geography
CSP 1999

If it is 10.00 a.m. I.S.T., then what would be the local time at Shillong on 92°E longitude ?

A. 9.38 a.m.
B. 10.38 a.m.
C. 10.22 a.m.
D. 9.22 a.m.

Answer: Option B

CSP 1999

The Constitution of India recognises

A. only religious minorities
B. only linguistic minorities
C. religious and linguistic minorities
D. religious, linguistic and ethnic minorities

Answer: Option C

Medieval History
CSP 1999

"The king was freed from his people and they from their king". On whose death did Badauni comment thus ?

A. Balban
B. Ala-ud-din Khalji
C. Muhammad-bin-Tughlak
D. Feroze Shah Tughlak

Answer: Option C