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UPSC IAS Previous Year Prelims Paper - CSP 2007


1. 
Physical Geography
CSP 2007

Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List-I (Town) List-II( River Nearer to it)
A. Betul 1. Indravati
B. Jagdalpur 2.Narmada
C. Jabalpur 3.Shipra
D. Ujjain 4.Tapti
A B C D

A. 1 4 2 3
B. 4 1 2 3
C. 4 1 3 2
D. 1 4 3 2

Answer: Option B

4, 1, 2, 3 Betul is the district of MP. The major rivers flowing in the district are Ganjal river that is tributary of Tapi river, Morand river and Tawa river.
Jagdalpur is a city in the Chhattisgarh. The city is located on the south bank of Indravati river.
Jabalpur is in MP. It has a beautiful collection of marble rocks surrounding the holy Narmada river.
Ujjain is in Malwa region of MP, on the eastern bank of Shipra river.


2. 
Current Affairs
CSP 2007

Consider the following statement :
1.The nation-wide scheme of the National Child Labour Projects (NCLP) is run Union Ministry of Social Justice amd Empowerment.
2.Gurupadswamy Committee dealt with the issue of child labour.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: Option B

NCLP is run by a registered society constituted under the State Government’s Department of Labour. NCLP Scheme was initiated in 12 districts in 1988 with the objective of withdrawing and rehabilitating children working in identified hazardous occupations and process. The number of projects was increased to 200 during 9th Plan and has been expanded to cover 250 districts across 21 states during the 10th Plan. The Child Labour Cell is entrusted with the responsibility of formulation and implementation of policy and programmes for tackling problems of child labour. The Cell is responsible for funding and monitoring of the projects taken up under the scheme of National Child Labour Projects.


3. 
General Knowledge
CSP 2007

Match List-I wish List-iI and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List-I (Writer) List-II(Book)
A. V.S. Naipaul 1.The Siege of Krishnapur
B. Salmman Rushdie 2. In a Free State
C. Paul Scott 3. Midnight's Children
D. J.G Farrell 4. Staying On
A B C D

A. 2 3 4 1
B. 4 1 2 3
C. 2 1 4 3
D. 4 3 2 1

Answer: Option A

2, 3, 4, 1 • V.S. Naipaul is a British writer. In 1971, he became the first person of Indian origin to win a Booker Prize for his book “In a Free State”. • Salmman Rushdie is a British Indian novelist and essayist. He won the Booker Prize for his second novel “Midnight’s children”. • Paul Scott was a British novelist and poet. He won the Booker Prize in 1977 for his novel “Staying On”. • J.G. Farrell was a British novelist. He won the Booker Prize in 1973 for his book “The Sieze of Krishnapur”.


4. 
Modern History
CSP 2007

The song ‘Amar Sonar Bangla' written during the Swadeshi Movement of India inspired the liberation struggle of Bangladesh. Who wrote this song ?

A. Rajni Kanta Sen
B. Dwijendralal Ray
C. Mukunda Das
D. Rabindranath Tagore

Answer: Option D

Rabindranath Tagore wrote and composed the song “Amar Sonar Bangla” (My Golden Bengal). The song was written in 1906 when Bengal ws divided in two halves by the British Govt. on religion. The first 10 lines of the song constitute the National anthem of Bangladesh.


5. 
Science And Technology
CSP 2007

Which of the following types is used by computed tomography employed for visualization of the internal structure of human body ?

A. X-rays
B. sound Waves
C. Magnetic resonance
D. Radioisotopes

Answer: Option A

Computed Tomography (CT) is a powerful nondestructive evaluation NDE) technique for producing 2-D and 3-D cross-sectional images of an object from flat X-ray images.