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OSS 101 Solved Question Paper June 2010

OSS-101 : Preparatory Course in Social Sciences

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper June 2010

Time 2 hours

Maximum Marks 50

General instructions

Preparatory course in Social Sciences (OSS – 101)

Questions 1 – 50. 

 (i) All questions are compulsory, each of which carries one mark.

(ii)  Each question has four alternatives, one of which is correct. Write the serial number of your correct alternatives/answers below the corresponding question number in the answer Sheet and then mark the rectangle for the same number in that column. If you find that none of the given alternatives is correct, then write 0 and mark in column 0.

(iii) Do not waste time in reading the whole question paper. Go solving questions one by one. You may come back to the left out questions, if you have time at the end.


  1.  Which one of the following is not true?
  1. Social facts change from time to time
  2. Scientific facts are universal
  3. Social facts are universal
  4. Scientific facts are verifiable


  1.  Which discipline deals with the production, consumption and distribution of goods and services?
  1. Economics
  2. Political science
  3. Sociology
  4. Public administration


  1.  Social Sciences study:
  1. Position of stars in the sky
  2. Natural phenomena
  3. Different aspects of society and interpersonal relationships
  4. Movement of the earth


  1.  Considering the significance of Economics, it has now been treated as a:
  1. discipline
  2. Declining discipline
  3. Did discipline
  4. All of the above


  1.  Public administration branched out from:
  1. Economics
  2. Sociology
  3. Political science
  4. None of the above


  1.  A good journalism requires:
  1. Sound knowledge of events
  2. Command over language
  3. Presentation skills
  4. All of the above


  1.   of new technologies in the sphere of information and communication leading to greater global integration is a feature of:
  1. society
  2. Agrarian society
  3. Rural
  4. Industrial society


  1.  Factor(s) responsible for cultural changes is/are:
  1. Discovery
  2. Invention
  3. Diffusion
  4. All the above


  1.  What did James Watt invent?
  1. Ship engine
  2. Steam engine
  3. Search engine
  4. engine


  1. Which country was unquestioned world leader till 1900?
  1. Austria
  2. Germany
  3. Britain
  4. France


  1. of the 16th century were:
  1. USA and Germany
  2. Britain and France
  3. Spain and Portugal
  4. Turkey and Rome


  1. Which of the following is not true of the modern world?
  1. Secularization
  2. Dominant hold of religion
  3. Slave
  4. Individualization


  1. Who appointed ‘Kshatrapas and Mahakshatrapas‘?
  1. Indo-Greeks
  2. Parthians


  1. The policy of the British in India was:
  1. To unite and rule
  2. To strengthen India’s economy
  3. To strengthen the princely states
  4. To divide and rule


  1. Who was represented as ‘Indra‘ in Gupta dynasty?
  1. Chandragupta I
  2. Chandragupta II
  3. All of the above


  1. Bengal was partitioned by:
  1. Lord Minto
  2. Lord Morley
  3. Lord Dalhousie
  4. Lord Curzon


  1. Cabinet Mission was sent to India in the year:
  1. 1949
  2. 1946
  3. 1945
  4. 1947


  1. Which of the following is correct?
  1. Indian people accepted foreign domination from the beginning
  2. Foreign domination was accepted from
  3. Foreign domination was accepted after 1857
  4. Foreign domination was never accepted by Indians


  1. The President of India can be impeached by:
  1. Lok Sabha
  2. Rajya Sabha
  3. By Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
  4. None of the above


  1. The fundamental duties were introduced in the constitution in:
  1. 1972
  2. 1947
  3. 1952
  4. 1949


  1. The right to equality does not include:
  1. Equality before law
  2. Equality protection of law
  3. Equal access to education and employment
  4. Equality of opportunity in the matter of public employment


  1. In India, the Council of Ministers is headed by the:
  1. President
  2. Vice president
  3. Chief justice
  4. Prime Minister


  1. Large scale production of cash crops during British rule resulted in:
  1. Repeated famines in India
  2. Export of food items to Britain
  3. Announcement of cottage industries
  4. More and more people becoming wealthy


  1. The process of adoption of symbols and ways of  life of  higher castes by the lower castes is:
  1. Universalisation
  2. Sanskritisation
  3. Social mobility
  4. Westernization


  1. The division of Hindus into Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra is based on:
  1. Varna system
  2. Religious identity
  3. Ethnicity
  4. Social differences


  1. Which of the following was an adverse impact British policy Agricultural promotion and land revenue system?
  1. of cottage industries
  2. Poverty of artisan class
  3. Emergence of new class of
  4. All the above


  1. Which of the following statements about is correct?
  1. is concerned with getting work done
  2. is concerned with the functions of
  3. Administration is a part of Legislative function
  4. is concerned with financial management only


  1. Which one of the following is a characteristic of accountability?
  1. towards the act of commission and omission
  2. Freedom to act without any questioning by anyone
  3. Suppression of mass protests demanding justice
  4. Exclusion of people from decision making


  1. Several steps have been taken to provide a citizen-friendly government like:
  1. Introduction of the concept of citizens charter
  2. Providing for Right to Information
  3. Public-private people partnership
  4. All the above


  1. On the basis of nature and their end-use, mineral resources can be classified into:
  1. 3 groups
  2. 9 groups
  3. 15 groups
  4. 12 groups


  1. Families which are not able to get advocate food to eat are said to lie:
  1. Above the poverty line
  2. Below the poverty line
  3. At the margin of poverty line
  4. None of the above


  1. Land, labour and capital are regarded as three basic factors of:
  1. Distribution
  2. Consumption
  3. Exchange
  4. Production


  1. The main objective of First Five Year Plan was:
  1. Agricultural development
  2. Industrial development
  3. Infrastructural development
  4. Banking and trade development


  1. Which of the following is correct?

The initiation of economic liberalisation measures in 1991 have:

  1. Created an atmosphere of dynamism and optimism in the country
  2. Created panic among Industrialists
  3. Reduced foreign exchange earnings to the country
  4. Create an atmosphere of pessimism and stagnation


  1. The term ‘Green Revolution‘ was used to refer to:
  1. High  agriculture yield
  2. High yield of milk
  3. Attack of green coloured insects in the field
  4. Protest of farmers dressed in green clothes


  1. A limited number of organisms can be supported in the ecosystem, which is called:
  1. Balanced ecosystem
  2. Carrying capacity
  3. Common ecosystem
  4. Unified ecosystem


  1. Higher population growth implies:
  1. Higher demand for food, houses, air and water
  2. Increases the pressure on existing infrastructure such as electricity, roads and transport
  3. Draw heavily on forest resources in terms of fodder and raw materials
  4. All of the above


  1. In the following which is a solid biodegradable waste?
  1. Vegetables
  2. Rubber
  3. Glass
  4. Metals


  1. The most prevalent form of discrimination in America was:
  1. Racial
  2. Caste-based
  3. Gender-based
  4. Religion-based


  1. Classification of people on the basis of physical features is called:
  1. Racial classification
  2. Linguistic classification
  3. Religious classification
  4. Caste-based classification


  1. According to Hindu stream of thoughtful people in society can be divided into four categories which are known as:
  1. Verna
  2. Jati
  3. Religion
  4. Race


  1. Savings is equal to:
  1. To Income-compensation
  2. Consumption-borrowing
  3. Income-consumption
  4. Investment-income


  1. Which of the following is a reason for growth of population in India?
  1. Spread of literacy
  2. Affluence
  3. Perception of children as old age security
  4. Increase in unemployment


  1. India’s growing population puts pressure on:
  1. Social services like education and health
  2. Economic infrastructures like transport and power
  3. Our maintenance of law and order
  4. All of the above


  1. Which one of the following is not the factors responsible for regionalism?
  1. Separation
  2. Alienation
  3. Immigration
  4. Non participation


  1. Which one of the following can be attributed as the root cause of ethnic assertion?
  1. Separation
  2. Alienation
  3. Immigration
  4. Non-Participation


  1. Ethnic assertion is a process of mobilization of a group of people who share common:
  1. Culture
  2. Language
  3. History
  4. All of the above


  1. Which of the following is the highest authority in WTO?
  1. General assembly
  2. Ministerial conference
  3. Secretary General
  4. President of WTO


  1. ASEAN was established in 1967 in:
  1. Bangkok
  2. Brunei
  3. Laos
  4. Jakarta


  1. The second half of last century was marked by the Cold War between:
  1. USA and UK
  2. UK and UAE
  3. USA and USSR
  4. USA and Japan

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