1. The world's highest ground based telesopic observatory is located in ?
2. Which one of the following is monogamous ?
3. Foot-and-mouth disease in animals, a current epidemic in some parts of the world is caused by ?
4. In the year 2001, NASA launched a spacecraft to Mars named ?
(1) Mars Climate Oribter
(2) Mars Global Surveyer
(3) Mars Odyssey
(4) Mars Polar Lander
5. Ticks and mites are actually ?
6. Octopus is ?
(1) An arthropod
(2) An echinoderm
(3) A hemichordate
(4) A mollusc
7. Salt of which of the following elements provide colours to fireworks ?
(1) Zinc and sulphur
(2) Potassium and mercury
(3) Strontium and barium
(4) Chromium and nickel
8. The hormone insulin is a ?
(2) Fatty acid
9. What is the order of magnitude of electric resistance of the human body (dry) ?
(1) 100 ohm
(2) 10,000 ohm
(3) 100,00,00 ohm
(4) 1,000,000,00 ohm
10. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given substances in the decreasing order of their densities ?
(1) Steel > Mercury > Gold
(2) Gold > Mercury > Steel
(3) Steel > Gold > Mercury
(4) Gold > Steel > Mercury
11. Who is the President of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ?
(1) President of India
(2) Vice-President of India
(3) Prime Minister of India
(4) Union Minister of Science and Technology
12. What does the term Dolby B or Dolby C printed on tape recorders and other sound systems refer to ?
(1) Frequency modulated system
(2) Amplitude modulated system
(3) Noise reduction circuit
(4) Both DC and AC power can be used
13. In which one among the following is the speed of sound maximum ?
(1) Air at 0-degrees
(2) Air at 100-degrees
14. To which one of the following process is the term CMYK related ?
(1) Railway signalling
(3) Offset printing
(4) Electronic volting machine
15. Which one of the following is printed on a commonly used fluorescent tubelight ?
(1) 220 K
(2) 273 K
(3) 6500 K
(4) 9000 K
16. Which one among the following is not a good source of nutritional calcium ?
(3) Skimmed milk
17. Which one of the following countries is the first country in the world to propose a carbon tax for its people to address global warming ?
(4) New Zealand
18. Which of the following types is used by computed tomography employed for visualization of the internal structure of human body ?
(2) Sound waves
(3) Magnetic resonance
19. How do most insects respire ?
(1) Through skin
(2) Through gills
(3) By Lungs
(4) By Tracheal system
20. In human beings, normally in which one of the following parts, does the sperm fertilize the ovum ?
(2) Fallopian Tube
(3) Lower Part of Uterus
(4) Upper Part of Uterus
21. Which one of the following parts of human brain is regulating centre for swallowing and vomiting ?
(3) Medulla oblongata
22. Production of which one of the following is a function of the Liver ?
(4) Hydrochloric acid
23. Which one of the following is not a digestive enzyme in the human system ?
24. Which of the following types of light are strongly absorbed by plants ?
(1) Violet and Orange
(2) Blue and Red
(3) Indigo and Yellow
(4) Yellow and Violet
25. In the human body, which structure is the appendix attached to ?
(1) The large intestine
(2) The small intestine
(3) The gall bladder
(4) The stomach
26. Dalbergia Species is associated with which one of the following ?
27. Which one of the following is called philosopher's wool ?
(1) Zinc Bromide
(2) Zinc Nitrate
(3) Zinc Oxide
(4) Zinc Chloride
28. Which one of the following does not contain silver ?
(1) Horn Silver
(2) German Silver
(3) Ruby Silver
(4) Lunar Caustic
29. Which one of the following types of glass can cut off ultraviolet rays ?
(1) Soda Glass
(2) Pyrex Glass
(3) Jena Glass
(4) Crookes Glass
30. Which one of the following non metals is not a poor conductor of electricity ?
31. Which one of the following is another name of RDX ?
32. Robert Webster is known for his work associated with which one of the following ?
(2) Influenza Virus
(3) HIV / AIDS
33. NASA's deep impact space mission was employed to take detailed pictures of which comet nucleus ?
(1) Halley's Comet
(4) Temple 1
34. For which one of the following snakes is the diet mainly composed of other snakes ?
(2) Russell's viper
(4) King cobra
35. What is the pH level of blood of normal person ?
36. Who among the following discovered heavy water ?
(1) Heinrich Hertz
(2) H. C. Urey
(3) G. Mendel
(4) Joseph Priestley
37. Who among the following scientists shared the Nobel Prize in physics with his son ?
(1) Max Planck
(2) Albert Einstein
(3) William Henry Bragg
(4) Enrico Fermi
38. Which one of the following laser types is used in a laser printer ?
(1) Dye laser
(2) Gas laser
(3) Semiconductor laser
(4) Excimer laser
39. What are Rubies and Sapphires chemically Known as ?
(1) Silicon dioxide
(2) Aluminum oxide
(3) Lead tetroxide
(4) Boron nitride
40. Which one of the following is also called Stranger Gas ?
(4) Nitrous oxide
41. Mixture of which one of the following pairs of gases is the caused of occurrence of mast of the explosions in mines ?
(1) Hydrogen and oxygen
(2) Oxygen and acetylene
(3) Methane and air
(4) Carbondioxide and methane
42. Which one of the following pairs of metals constitutes the lightest metal and the heaviest metal, respectively ?
(1) Lithium and mercury
(2) Lithium and osmium
(3) Aluminium and osmimum
(4) Aluminium and mercury
43. How much is one barrel of oil approximately equal to ?
(1) 131 Litres
(2) 159 Litres
(3) 257 Litres
(4) 321 Litres
44. Among the following, which one lays eggs and does not produce young ones directly ?
45. The release of which one of the following into pounds and wells helps in controlling the mosquitoes ?
(3) Gambusia fish
46. Nobel Prize winning scientist james D. Watson is known for his work in which area ?
(3) Environment protection
47. In a dry cell (battery), which of the following are used as electrolytes ?
(1) Ammonium chloride and Zinc chloride
(2) Sodium chloride and Calcium chloride
(3) Magnesium chloride and Zinc chloride
(4) Ammonium chloride and Calcium chloride
48. Which one of the following types of waves is used in a night vision apparatus ?
(1) Radio waves
(3) Infra-red waves
(4) None of the above
49. Which one of the following is used as an explosive ?
(1) Phosphorous trichloride
(2) Mercuric oxide
50. In the context of India wild life, the flying fox is a ?
51. For Outstanding contribution to which one of the following fields in Shanthi Swarup Bhatnager Prize given?
(2) Performing Arts
(4) Social Service
52. In making the saffron spice, which one of the following parts of the plant is used ?
53. In the context of alternative sources of energy, ethanol as a visable bio-fuel can be obtained from which of the following ?
54. The concept of carbon credit originated from which one of the following ?
(1) Earth summit, Rio de Janeiro
(2) Kyoto Protocol
(3) Montreal Protocol
(4) G-8 Summit, Heiligendamm
55. Which one among the following has the highest energy ?
(1) Blue light
(2) Green light
(3) Red light
(4) Yellow light
56. Given below are the names of four energy crops. Which one of them can be cultivated for ethanol ?
57. What is the principle by which a cooling system (radiator) in a motor car works ?
(1) Conduction only
(3) Radiation only
(4) Both conduction and radiation
58. An artificial satellite orbiting around the Earth does not fall down. This is so because the attraction of the Earth ?
(1) Does not exist at such distance
(2) Is neutralized by the attraction of the moon
(3) Provides the necessary speed for its steady motion
(4) Provides the necessary acceleration for its motion
59. The surface of a lake is frozen in severe winter, but the water at its bottom is still liquid. What is the reason ?
(1) Ice is a bad conductor of heat
(2) Since the surface of the lake is at the same temperature as the lake is at the same temperature as the air, no heat is lost
(3) The density of water is maximum at 4-degrees
(4) None of the statements (a), (b) and (c) given above is correct
60. The function of heavy water in a nuclear reactor is to ?
(1) Slow down the speed of neutrons
(2) Increase the speed of neutrons
(3) Cool down the reactor
(4) Stop the nuclear reaction
61. A genetically engineered form of brinjal, known as the Bt-brinjal, has been developed. The objective of this is ?
(1) To make it pest-resistant
(2) To improve its taste and nutritive qualities
(3) To make it drought-resistant
(4) To make its shelf- life longer