50 Most Important Questions For CDS 2020 Exam

50 important questions cds exam

CDS 1 2020 will be conducted on 2nd February 2020. Candidates preparing for CDS 1 2020 exam must go through these 50 most important questions curated specially for CDS exam. Go through these questions and boost your preparation.

1. In India, the river Brahmaputra flows through

  1. Arunachal Pradesh and Assam
  2. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya
  3. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and West Bengal
  4. Assam, Meghalaya and West Bengal

2. Which one among the following is a major tobacco-growing State?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Chhattisgarh
  3. Kerala
  4. Madhya Pradesh

3. As we go up towards higher altitudes, the temperature decreases. The normal lapse rate of roughly 1o C is observed for how many metres of ascent?

  1. Every 100 m
  2. Every 165 m
  3. Every 225 m
  4. Every 285 m

4. Of the following types of chemical compounds, which one is key ingredient in the formation of photochemical smog?

  1. Carbon dioxides
  2. Halogenated hydrocarbons
  3. Nitrogen oxides
  4. Lead particles

5. Which one of the following elements is essential for the transmission of nerve impulses in nerve fibres of human body?

  1. Calcium
  2. Iron
  3. Sodium
  4. Zinc

6. Among the following, which one is the poorest source of fat?

  1. Curd
  2. Egg
  3. Fish
  4. Milk

7. In the human body, red blood cells are produced in

  1. liver
  2. voluntary muscles
  3. pancreas
  4. bone marrow

8. Consider the following statements:

  1. As per the Constitution of India, there are ten Fundamental Duties for every citizen of India.
  2. The promotion of international peace and security is stated in the Preamble to the Constitution of India?

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

9. Consider the following :

  1. Panchayati Raj is a four-tier system of governance.
  2. Members of Gram Panchayat can hold Lok Adalats

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

10. Which one of the following are infected by ‘foot-and-mouth’ disease?

  1. Cats
  2. Cattle
  3. Dogs
  4. Poultry

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11. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy was caused when a chemical plant accidently released

  1. carbon monoxide
  2. carbonyl chloride
  3. methyl cyanide
  4. methyl isocyanate

12. Which one of the following is not a primary pollutant of burning fossil fuels?

  1. Sulphur dioxide
  2. Nitrogen dioxide
  3. Ozone
  4. Carbon monoxide

13. The concept of ‘Mixed Economy’ relates to

  1. the coexistence of rural sector and urban sector
  2. the coexistence of public sector and private sector
  3. the coexistence of small-scale sector and large-scale sector
  4. the coexistence of service sector and manufacture sector

14. In India, which item of imports is the highest in terms of value?

  1. Gold, gems and jewellery
  2. IT imports
  3. Petroleum and petroleum products
  4. Machinery and equipment

15. Whose duty is it to cause to be laid before the Parliament the Annual Financial Statement (popularly known as Budget)?

  1. The President of India
  2. The Prime Minister of India
  3. The Union Minister of Finance
  4. The Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs

16. Under the Panchayati Raj System, Gram Sabha consists of?

  1. elected executives of a village
  2. persons who are registered in the electoral rolls relating to a village
  3. elected executive of a village and officials nominated by District Authorities
  4. the village Sarpanch and the persons nominated

17. Which one of the following cities is geographically nearest to Port Blair?

  1. Kolkata
  2. Kuala Lumpur
  3. Singapore
  4. Yangon

18. The Headquarters of which one of the following is located in Paris

  1. NATO
  2. OECD
  3. European Union
  4. UNIDO

19. The Equator passes through

  1. Ethiopia
  2. Kenya
  3. Nigeria
  4. Sudan

20. With reference to the climate of India, the ‘Western Disturbances’ originate over

  1. Arabian Sea
  2. Baltic Sea
  3. Caspian Sea
  4. Mediterranean Sea

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21. With reference to ASEAN, consider the following statements

  1. ASEAN was initially formed by the governments of five South Asian countries
  2. It was formed in August 1967 through the Bangkok Declaration

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

22. The treaty of Amritsar was concluded betweenn Maharaja Ranjit Singh and who of the following?

  1. Lord Cornwallis
  2. Lord Dalhausie
  3. Lord Hastings
  4. Lord Minto

23. With respect to Article 371A of the Constitution of India, the Governor of which one of the following States has special responsibility with respect to law and order of the State?

  1. Assam
  2. Manipur
  3. Nagaland
  4. Andhra Pradesh

24. Consider the following statements

  1. Article 46 of the Constitution of India provides for free legal aid to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  2. Article 14 of the Constitution of India provides for equality before law.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

25. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

  1. All meridians run in a true north-south direction
  2. Meridians are spaced farthest apart at the Equator and converge to common points at the poles
  3. All meridians are always parallel to one another
  4. An indefinite number of meridins mat be drawn on a globe

26. The hill station of Coonor is located in which one of the following States?

  1. Karnataka
  2. Andhra Pardesh
  3. Kerala
  4. Tamil Nadu

27. Which one of the following places is famous for production of railway coaches?

  1. Nasik
  2. Kapurthala
  3. Kanpur
  4. Kochi

28. Setting Plaster of Paris is

  1. Dehydration
  2. Oxidation with atmospheric oxygen
  3. Hydration leading to another hydrate
  4. Combination with atmospheric CO₂

29. In which one of the following States is Ranganathittu Bird Sactuary located?

  1. Tamil Nadu
  2. Kerala
  3. Karnataka
  4. Andhra Pradesh

30. The boundary between North and South Korea is marked by which one of the following?

  1. 16th Parallel
  2. 29th Parallel
  3. 38th Parallel
  4. 49th Parallel

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31. Which one of the following tributaries of the Ganga System flows northwards?

  1. Kosi
  2. Ghaghara
  3. Gandak
  4. Sone

32. For which one of the following is planimeter used?

  1. To know the surface area on a map
  2. To know the distance on a map
  3. To know the direction on a map
  4. To know the height of places on a map

33. Which one of the following Indian States does not have a common international border with Bangladesh?

  1. Manipur
  2. West Bengal
  3. Tripura
  4. Assam

34. Mist is the result of which one of the following?

  1. Condensation
  2. Evaporation
  3. Sublimation
  4. Saturation

35. Who among the following was the Finance Minister of India in the Interim Government during 1946 -1947?

  1. K. Shanmukham Chetty
  2. John Mathai
  3. Liaquat Ali Khan
  4. Chintamanrao Deshmukh

36. Who among the following was the first Chairman of the Planning Commission?

  1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  2. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
  3. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  4. B. Kripalani

37. Separate electorates for Muslims in India were introduced by which one of the following Acts?

  1. Government of India Act 1909
  2. Indian Councils Act of 1892
  3. Rowlatt Act of 1919
  4. Government of India Act of 1935

38. Who among the following was the Viceroy of India at the time of formation of Indian National Congress?

  1. Lord Mayo
  2. Lord Ripon
  3. Lord Dufferin
  4. Lord Lansdowne

39. Arrange the following in choronological order

  1. Partition of Bengal
  2. Chauri-Chaura Incident
  3. First Round Table Conference

Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the above?

  1. 1-2-3
  2. 3-2-1
  3. 1-3-2
  4. 2-1-3

40. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the freedom movements of India?

  1. Quit India Movement – Non-Cooperation Movement – Civil Disobedience Movement
  2. Non-Cooperation Movement – Civil Disobedience Movement – Quit India Movement
  3. Quit India Movement – Civil Disobedience Movement – Non-Cooperation Movement
  4. Non-Cooperation Movement – Quit India Movement – Civil Disobedience Movement

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41. Which chamber of human heart pumps fully oxygenated blood to aorta and thence to the body?

  1. Right Auricle
  2. Left Auricle
  3. Right Ventricle
  4. Left Ventricle

42. Sweating during exercise indicates operation of which one of the following processes in the human body?

  1. Enthalpy
  2. Homeostasis
  3. Phagocytosis
  4. Osmoregulation

43. Malaria in human body is caused by which one of the following organisms?

  1. Bacteria
  2. Virus
  3. Mosquito
  4. Protozoan

44. Between which one of the following sets of blood groups, is the blood transfussion possible?

  1. A and O (A donor)
  2. B and A (B donor)
  3. A and AB (A donor)
  4. AB and O (AB donor)

45. The phenomenon of mirage occurs due to which one of the following?

  1. Polarisation of light
  2. Dispersion of light
  3. Diffraction of light
  4. Total internal reflection of light

46. Which one of the following is the secondary source of light in a fluorescent lamp?

  1. Neon gas
  2. Argon gas
  3. Mercury gas
  4. Fluorescent coating on the glass

47. Which one of the following common devices works on the basis of the principle of mutual induction?

  1. Tubelight
  2. Transformer
  3. Photodiode
  4. LED

48. Which one of the following is a programme that converts high level language to machine language?

  1. Linker
  2. Assembler
  3. Interpreter
  4. Compiler

49. Which one of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Article 26 of the Constitution of India states that subject to public order, morality and health, every religious denomination or any section thereof shall have the right to establish and maintains institutions for religious and charitable purposes.
  2. to manage its own affairs in matters of religion.
  3. to own and acquire movable and immovable property.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 3

50. Who among the following had founded the Theosophical Society in the United States of America?

  1. Swami Dayanand Saraswati
  2. Madame Blavatsky
  3. Madame Cama
  4. Lala Hardayal

Answers: 

1. a  2. b  3. a  4. c  5. a  6. c  7.d  8.d  9.d  10.b

11.d  12.c  13.b  14.c  15.a  16.b  17.d  18.b  19.b  20.d

21.c  22.d  23.c  24.b  25.c  26.d  27.b  28.c  29.c  30.c

31.d  32.a  33.a  34.a  35.c  36.b  37.a  38.c  39.a  40.b

41.d  42.b  43.d  44.c  45.d  46.d  47. b  48.d  49.d  50.b


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