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UPSC National Defence Academy & Navel Academy (NDA/NA) Exam – 1 April 2009


1. Who among the following was the author of Tarikh-i-Alai, which contains the details of the first few year of Sultan Alauddin Khiliji ?

  • Ziauddin Barani
  • Shams Siraj Afif
  • Amir Khusrau
  • Yahiya bin Ahmad

2. Who amount the following was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha ?

  • Nagarjuna
  • Kanishka
  • Kautiliya
  • Mahavir

3. Sati was declared illegal and punishable by the Regulation XVII during the Governor Generalship of

  • Lord William Bentick
  • Lord Canning
  • Lord Ripon
  • Lord Dalhousie

4. Match the LIST 1 with LIST II and select the correct answer using the code given below the list

List 1List 11
1st Battle of PanipatA. 1565
Battle of PlesseyB. 1526
Battle of HaldighatiC. 1757
Battle of TalikotaD. 1576

(A) I-B, II-C , III-D, IV –A

(B) I-B, II-D, III-C, IV-A

(C) I-A, II-D, III-C, IV-B

(D) I-A, II-C, III-D, IV-B

5. Which one of the following slogans is attributed to Subash Chandra Bose ?

  • Jai Jawan Jai Kisan
  • Bande Mataram
  • Jai Hind
  • Inqilab Zindabad


6. Where did Buddha attain Parinirvana ?

  • Bodh Gaya
  • Kushinagara
  • Rajgriha
  • Vaisali

7. Bande Mataram, the nationalist songs, was a part of

  • Durgesh nandini
  • Saraswati Chandra
  • Drihadaha
  • Ananda Math

8. Who among the following has authored the book Hind Swaraj ?

  • Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  • Mahatma Ghandi
  • Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  • M.G Ranade


9. The entry “Public Health and Sanitation” is included in the Constitution of India in

  • Union List
  • State List
  • Concurrent List
  • None of these

10. The Instrument of Instructions contained anthem Government of India ACT 1935 has been incorporated in the Constitution of India in the year 1950 as

  • Fundamental Rights
  • Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Fundamental Duties
  • Emergency Provisions

11. Who among the following was the advisor to the drafting Committee of the Constituents Assembly ?

  • B. Shiva Roa
  • Dr B.R Ambedkar
  • Sachidandanda Sinha
  • B.N Rau

12. On which of the following grounds can a Judge of the Supreme Court or a High Court be impeached ?

  • Violation of the Constitution
  • Proved misbehavior
  • Incapacity

Select the correct answer using the code : (A) I only (B) II only (C) I,II and III (D) II and III only

13. Which of the following is/are the function/functions of the Finance Commission of India ?

  • Making recommendation as to the principles governing grant-in-aid of the revenues of the state
  • To suggest measures to augment consolidated Fund of Indian

Select the correct answer using the code given below: (A) I only (B) II only (C) Both I and II (D) Neither I nor II

14. Which of the following Constitutional Amendments have added Article 15 (5) in the Constitution in educational institutions in the private sector also ?

  • 81st Amendment
  • 86th Amendment
  • 91st Amendment
  • 93rd Amendment

15. If any question arises whether a Bill is a Money Bill or not, whose decision shall be final ?

  • The Supreme Court of India
  • The President of India
  • The Speaker of the Lok Sabha
  • Joint Parliamentary Committee.

16. The current Economic Census of India, the fifth in the series was conducted in the year

  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008

17. Which among the following States/UT is the latest to introduce VAT in India ?

  • Gujarat
  • Pondicherry
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Tamil Nadu

18. Who among the following was the Chairman of the High level Committee on Competition Policy and Law ?

  • Bimal Jalan
  • C.Rangaranjan
  • Y.V Reddy
  • S.V.S Radhavan

19. The idea of including the Emergency provisions in the Constitution of India has been borrowed from the

  • Constitution of Canada
  • Weimar Constitution of Germany
  • Constitution of Ireland
  • Constitution of the USA

20. In India, public expenditure on education (Centre and State) as a percentage of GDP at present is between

  • 2 to 3 percent
  • 3 to 4 percent
  • 4 to 5 percent
  • 5 to 6 percent

21. In which one of the following is a great dark plain called ‘Maria’ found ?

  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Moon

Direction Q 22 – 30. In each of these question , Match List I with List II and select the correct code given  below the list.



List 1List2
(Winner of Booker Prize)(Nobel)
1. Arundhati Roy1. In a Free State
2. Kiren Desai2. The God of Small Things
3. Salman Rushdie3. The Inheritance of Loss
4. V.S Naipaul5. Midnight’s Children


  • I-A, II-E, III-C,IV-B
  • I-A, II-C,III-D,IV-B
  • I-B, II-E,III-C, IV-A
  • I-B, II-D, III-E,IV-A


List IList II
(Exponent)(Dance Form)
Surendranath JenaKathakali
Pushpa BhuyanKathak
Birju MaharajBharat Natyam
Sankaran EmbranthiriOdissi


  • I-A, II-B, III-C, IV-D
  • I-D, II-C, III-B, IV-A
  • I-A, II-C, III-B, IV-D
  • I-D, II-B, III-C,I V-A


List – IList-II
(Person)(Industrial Unit)
Indira NooyiAirtel
Mukesh AmbaniWipro
Sunil MittalPepsi
Azim PremjiReliance



  • I-C, II-A, III-D, IV-B
  • I-B, II-A, III-D, IV-C
  • I-B, II-D, III-A, IV- C
  • I-C, II-D, III-A, IV-B


List IList II
National Institute of Immunology Pune
National Centre for Cell ScienceManesar
Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and DiagnosticsHyderabad
National Brain Research CentreNew Delhi


  • I-B, II-C, III-A, IV-D
  • I-D, II-A, IIIC, IV-B
  • I-D,II-C, III-A, IV-B
  • I-B, II-A, III-C, IV-D


List IList II
Guru ShikharMadhya Pradesh
KalsubaiTamil Nadu


  • I-C, II-A, III-D, IV-B
  • I-B, II-A, III-D, IV-C
  • I-C, II-D, III-A, IV-B
  • I-B, II-D, III-A, IV-C


List IList II
(Fishing Bank)Coast
Dogger BankNewfoundl and Coast
Grand BankAustralia Coast
Great barrierNorth Sea
Tinga TrenchEast of Fiji Island


  • I-C, II-A, III-B, IV-D
  • I-D, II-B,III-A,  IV-C
  • I-C, II-B, III-A, IV-D
  • I-D, II-A, III-B, IV-C


List IList II
(Himalayan Peaks)(States)
Naga ParbatJammu and Kashmir
Nanda DeviSikkim


  • I-A, II-B, III-C
  • I-A, II-C, III-B
  • I-B, II-C, III-A
  • I-C, II-A, III-B


List IList II
Mount EtnaIndia
Barren IslandItaly


  • I-A, II-C, III-B, IV- D
  • I-D, II-B, III-C, IV –A
  • I-A, II-B, III-C, IV-D
  • I-D, II-C, III-B, IV-A


List IList II
AIDSWidal test
PlagueWayson Stain test
TyphoidElisa Test
Mantoux test


  • I-D, II-C, III-B
  • I-C, II-B, III-A
  • I-A, II-B, III-C
  • I-C, II-B, III-D

31. Who among the following is the winner of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title 2008?

  • Roger Federer
  • Rafael Nadal
  • Novak Djokovic
  • Andy Roddick

32. Consider the following statements:

  • Lamba in Gujurat is famous for wind power plant
  • Manikaran in Himachal Pradesh is famous for geothermal energy plant.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  • I only
  • II only
  • Both I and II
  • Neither I nor II

33. Which one of the following sets of States does not receive most of its rain fall from SW monsoon during the months of June to September ?

  • Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat
  • Assam and Karnataka
  • Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir
  • Tamil  Nadu and Jammu and Kashmir

34. In which one among the following States is the percentage of Scheduled Tribes population to its total population highest ?

  • Chhattisgarh
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Mizoram
  • Rajasthan

35. Dry point settlements are common in.

  • Deserts
  • Plateaus
  • Mountains regions
  • Deltas

36. Which of the following is the correct sequence of rivers starting from North to South ?

  • Bhima- Godavari-Penganga-Tungabhadra’
  • Godavari- Penganga- Tungabhadra- Bhima
  • Penganga – Godavari- Bhima – Tungabhadra
  • Penganga – Bhima- Godavari- Tungabhadra

37. Which one of the following is the international aircraft identification marks (registration prefix) for India ?

  • AT
  • VT
  • IX
  • VX

38. Shimsha, Hemavati, Arkavati are the tributaries of which one of the following rivers ?

  • Tapti
  • Tungabhadra
  • Kaveri
  • Krishna

39. Which among the following planets is smaller in size than the Earth ?

  • Neptune
  • Venus
  • Saturn
  • Uranus

40. Which of the following is not correctly matched ?

  • Prime Meridian: 0 degree
  • International Date Line : 18O degree
  • Arctic Circle : 66 1/2 degree N
  • Tropic of Cancer ; 23 1/2 degree south

41. Which of the following is the difference in local time between the places located at 165 degree East and 165 degree West ?

  • 0 hours
  • 12 hours
  • 22 hours
  • 24 hours

42. From which one of the following is the percentage of reflected amount of radiations highest ?

  • Wet ground
  • Thick cloud
  • Forest
  • Snow Cover

43. From which one of the following are the possible blood group of the offspring of the parents with blood group O and AB ?

  • O, A, B and AB
  • A and B
  • A, B and AB
  • O and Ab

44. Below are two statements, one labeled as the ‘Assertion (A)’, and the other as ‘Reason (R)’. Carefully examine these two statements and select the answers using the codes given below.


  • Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A
  • Both A and R are individually true but R is the correct explanation of A
  • A is true but R is false
  • A is false but R is true

Assertion (A) : The Equator is a great circle.

Reason (R): The Equator encircles the whole earth and its plane divides the earth into two equal halves.

(A)    (B)      (C)   (D)

45. Which among the following elements (metals) pollutes the air of a city having large number of automobiles ?

  • Cadmium
  • Lead
  • Chromium
  • Nickel

46. Which one among the following is used as a moderator in nuclear reactors ?

  • Ozone
  • Heavy hydrogen
  • Heavy water
  • Hydrogen peroxide

47. What is the term used to denote the critical temperature at which the air becomes saturated with vapour and below which the condensation is likely to begin ?

  • Condensation point
  • Evaporation point
  • Dew point
  • Point of critical temperature

48. Which one of the following instruction is used for measuring the humidity of the air ?

  • Wind vane
  • Aneroid barometer
  • Wet and dry bulb thermometer
  • Maximum and minimum thermometer

49. Which one of the following is not a mammal ?

  • Dolphin
  • Shark
  • Seal
  • Whale

50. Oral Rehydration Therapy is not recommended for  patients suffering from

  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid
  • Tetanus
  • Cholera

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