[CSP-2020] Diagnostic Test 4

Instructions:

1. This test contains 25 items (questions). Each item comprises four responses (answers). You will select the response which you want to mark as your answer. In case you feel there is more than one correct response, mark the response you consider the best.

2. All items carry equal marks.

3. Penalty for wrong answers: THERE WILL BE PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS MARKED BY A CANDIDATE IN THE OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION PAPERS.

(i) There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

(ii) If a candidate given more than one answer, it will treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above to that question.

(iii) If a question is left blank, i.e., no answer is give by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

#1. Consider the following statements about the Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS):

1. They can release carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetone.

2. ENDS contain volatile organic compounds and heave metals.

3. The government of India recently outlawed their manufacture and sale.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 3 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#2. Which of the following elements/compounds are used in the manufacture of the  conventional firecrackers:

1. Barium Nitrate

2. Strontium

3. Lithium

4. Sulphur

5. Heptachlor

6. Antimony

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6

(b) 1, 3, 5 and 6

(c) 2, 4, 5 and 6

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

 

#3. Consider the following statements:

1. Speed of ultraviolet rays is more than that of the gamma rays in vacuum.

2. Frequency of microwaves is higher than that of the radio waves in vacuum.

3. Wavelength of infrared rays is longer than that of the X-rays in vacuum.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 2 and 3 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#4. The terms Pulsar, Quasar and Nebula are more commonly mentioned in the context of the

(a) sub-atomic research

(b) space exploration

(c) cloud computing

(d) deep-sea mining

 

#5. ‘Astronomical Unit’ is a unit of

(a) speed

(b) time

(c) distance

(d) momentum

 

#6. Consider the following statements:

1. Some insectivorous plants do not photosynthesize.

2. Some parasitic plants do no photosynthesize.

3. Some saprophytic plants do not photosynthesize.

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

(a) 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#7. Consider the following statements:

1. Fungal diseases do not affect cash crops.

2. Bacterial diseases do not affect cereal crops.

3. Viral diseases do not affect fruit crops.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 3 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) None of the above

 

#8. Consider the following statements about the human physiology:

Proteins are the principal material of

1. Skin

2. Blood

3. Muscles

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#9. Space agency NASA’s programme ‘TEMPLATES’ plans to investigate

(a) how new stars are born

(b) how black holes affect the time-space fabric

(c) how life originated on earth

(d) how the solar system took shape

 

#10. Consider the following statement: 

1. Indian Regional Navigation System (IRNSS) consists of four satellites each in geostationary and geosynchronous orbits.
2. IRNSS is designed to provide real-time positioning and timing services to users in India as well as regions extending up to 3000 km from the Indian boundary.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

#11. What is ‘Sycamore’ which was in news recently?

(a) Google’s quantum computer

(b) Facebook’s cryptocurrency

(c) Apple’s wearable health gadget

(d) IBM’s operating system

 

#12. Consider the following statements:

1. India’s first indigenous fuel cell system was unveiled recently.

2. It has been developed in a public-private partnership.

3. It will use ethanol as fuel to generate energy.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#13. Consider the following statements about the ‘New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI)’:

1. NMITLI is an initiative of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

2. It seeks to catalyze innovation centered scientific and technological developments.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 

#14. Aflatoxin-M1 was in news recently. Aflatoxins are produced by

(a) Bateria

(b) Fungi

(c) Protozoa

(d) Viruses

 

#15. Which of the following statement about the ‘Hydrothermal Carbonisation’ technology developed recently by the IIT Kharagpur is correct?

(a) The technology aims to convert sea water into potable water.

(b) The technology aims to capture atmospheric carbon dioxide and turn it into solid mass

(c) The technology is aimed at conversion of wet biomass into hydro-char

(d) The technology is aimed at harnessing the thermal energy from the hydrothermal vents

 

#16. Consider the following statements:

1. All fungi are eukaryotes.

2. Fungi cannot photosynthesize.

3. Viruses cannot infect fungi.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 2 and 3 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#17. Consider the following statements:

1. Diatoms are a major source of oxygen in the atmosphere.

2. Algae store energy in the form of oils.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a)   1 only

(b)   2 only

(c)   Both 1 and 2

(d)   Neither 1 nor 2

 

#18. Which of the following infections can get transmitted among humans though the use of infected needles?

1. Hepatitis B

2. Hepatitis C

3. HIV

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 3 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#19. ‘Inflation theory’ and ‘Big Bounce theory’ attempt to explain the 

(a) origin of universe

(b) origin of building blocks of life

(c) origin of gravitational waves

(d) origin of multi-cellular organisms

 

#20. ‘Mirage’ is an optical illusion observed in deserts. Which of the following physical phenomena is/are responsible for this?

1. Dispersion

2. Refraction

3. Total Internal Reflection

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#21. Endosulfan, which is sometimes in news, was

(a) an effluvium that was released in water bodies in Tamil Nadu

(b) a drug to treat foot and mouth disease in cattle in Rajasthan and Gujarat

(c) a pesticide used in plantation crops of Kerala and Karnataka

(d) a fertilizer that was used in excess in farm lands of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

 

#22. ‘Oilzapper’ employed to contain the oil spills is essentially a cocktail of different strains of

1. bacteria

2. fungi

3. virus

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

 

#23. Consider the following pair:

Spacecraft                 :          Studying

1. Akatsuki                 :          Venus

2. Curiosity Rover     :          Mercury

3. New Horizons        :          Saturn

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 2 and 3 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 2 only

(d) 1 and 3 only

 

#24. ‘FASTag’, a term which is sometimes seen in the news, is generally mentioned in the context of

(a) international trade

(b) digital payments

(c) vehicular movement

(d) fortified food 

 

#25. Consider the following statements:

1. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a statutory body.

2. It works under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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