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OSS 101 Solved Question Paper June 2018

OSS-101 : Preparatory Course in Social Sciences

OSS 101 Solved Question Paper June 2018

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 on solving questions one by one. You may come back to the left out questions, if you have time at the end.

 

  1. Heritage management and conservation are specialised fields emerging from discipline of
  1. Public Administration
  2. Economics
  3. Political Science
  4. History

 

  1. One of the early sociologists who studied the problem of suicide in society was
  1. Marx
  2. Weber
  3. Durkheim
  4. Srinivas

 

  1. Which of these areas fall within the domain of Political Science?
  1. Human rights
  2. Democracy
  3. Constitution
  4. All of the above

 

  1. The chief feature of an agrarian society is
  1. Use  of I.C.Ts
  2. Factory system
  3. Foraging and hunting
  4. Producing and storing food

 

  1. Which of these is related to textile industry?
  1. Power loom
  2. Water frame
  3. Spinning jenny
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Which were the first ‘superpowers’ of the modern world?
  1. U.K. and U.S.A
  2. Soviet Union
  3. France and Germany
  4. Spain and Portugal

 

  1. Die year 1492 is significant in world history for the following reason:
  1. Vasco Da Gama arrived in India
  2. Columbus discovered America
  3. The Industrial Revolution began
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The population in Mexico dropped from 25 million to half a million in the 16th century due to
  1. Epidemics of small-pox and influenza
  2. Warfare amongst the natives
  3. Mass migration
  4. None of the above

 

  1. An example of a Fascist Society was
  1. British India
  2. Germany under Hitler
  3. Communist Russia
  4. Mauryan Empire

 

  1. Early Vedic Society can be described as
  1. Feudal
  2. Pastoral
  3. Industrial
  4. Modern

 

  1. The author of “Arthashastra” was
  1. Samudragupta
  2. Chandragupta
  3. Kautilya
  4. Kanishka

 

  1. The Cholas lived in
  1. Gangetic plains
  2. Himalayas
  3. Kaveri delta
  4. Magadha

 

  1. Monsabdari and Jagirdari system were features of the
  1. British Empire
  2. Mughal Empire
  3. Delta Soltanate
  4. Maurya Empire

 

  1. The Indian Empire passed into the hands of the British Crown after the
  1. Battle of Plassey
  2. Sepoy Mutiny
  3. World War I
  4. Battle of Panipat

 

  1. Which of these was a ‘Princely State’ in British India?
  1. Bombay
  2. Goa
  3. Gwalior
  4. Calcutta

 

  1. Which of these leaders was in the ‘extremist’ faction of the Congress after partition of Bengal in 1905?
  1. Dadabhai Naoroji
  2. Lala Lajpat Rai
  3. Gopal Krishna Gokhale
  4. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

 

  1. That prompted Rabindranath Tagore to give up his Knighthood in 1919?
  1. End of World War I
  2. Champaran Satyagraha
  3. Jalianwala Bagh Massacre
  4. Arrest of Gandhi

 

  1. Which two leaders signed the Poona Pact?
  1. Gandhi and Mountbatten
  2. Gandhi and Ambedkar
  3. Nehru and Mountbatten
  4. Tilak and Gandhi

 

  1. Shah Nawaz Khan, Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon and Prem Kumar Sahgal were associated with
  1. Indian Army
  2. Sepoy Mutiny
  3. Indian National Army
  4. Communist Party of India

 

  1. The Constitution of India came into effect on
  1. 15th August, 1947
  2. 15th September, 1947
  3. 26th January, 1950
  4. 30th January, 1948

 

  1. Which Article of the Constitution of India refers to the eradication of untouchability?
  1. Article 17
  2. Article 370
  3. Article 356
  4. Article 16

 

  1. 42nd Amendment of the Indian Constitution introduced in 1976 pertains to
  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Fundamental Duties
  3. Directive Principles
  4. Panchayati Raj

 

  1. Who appoints the Chief Minister of a State?
  1. Prime Minister
  2. President of India
  3. Speaker of the Lok Sabha
  4. Governor of the State

 

  1. Permanent Settlement Act in the 18th century led to the emergence of powerfol class of
  1. Sepoys
  2. Rajas
  3. Zamindars
  4. Professionals

 

  1. The term ‘Sanskritisation’ was coined by
  1. G. Bailey
  2. N. Srinivas
  3. R. Desai
  4. Kuppuswamy

 

  1. Which of these is not a “Varna”?
  1. Brahmin
  2. Shudra
  3. Kshatriya
  4. Dhobi

 

  1. What does the policy of “protective discrimination” involve?
  1. Safety of women
  2. Reservation for weaker sections
  3. Police protection
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The process of learning the culture and way of life of a community as part of growing up is called
  1. Sanskritization
  2. Socialization
  3. Globalisation
  4. Westernization

 

  1. Patrilocal” residence after marriage means
  1. Man lives in the wife’s home
  2. Wife goes to husband’s home
  3. Married couple sets up their own home
  4. Both live separately

 

  1. 73rd Amendment of the Indian Constitution pertains to
  1. Panchayati Raj
  2. Universal Franchise
  3. Reservation of seats for women
  4. Employment guarantee scheme

 

  1. Which of these is an example of Private-Public-People Partnership?
  1. Right to Information Act
  2. NREGA
  3. Bhagidari Project in Delhi
  4. None of the above

 

  1. Which of these economic activities comes under ‘primary sector’?
  1. Banking and Insurance
  2. Poultry and Dairy farming
  3. Electricity generation
  4. Hotels and Restaurants

 

  1. Which of these are not considered a part of labour force?
  1. Children attending school
  2. Old persons above 60 years
  3. Beggars and thieves
  4. All of the above

 

  1. At the time of Independence, the mainstay of India’s economy was
  1. Export
  2. Agriculture
  3. Commerce
  4. Industry

 

  1. Which of the Five-Year Plans focuses on “inclusive growth”?
  1. Fifth
  2. Tenth
  3. Eleventh
  4. Second

 

  1. The Industrial Policy of 1956 emphasised on
  1. Creation of a strong private sector
  2. Expansion in exports
  3. Strong public sector
  4. None of the above

 

  1. The Green Revolution had maximum impact in the following States:
  1. U.P. and Bihar
  2. Karnataka and A.P.
  3. Haryana and Punjab
  4. North-Eastern States

 

  1. Which of the following statements is true?
  1. Gap between the rich and poor is increasing in India
  2. Poverty and unemployment have been eradicated
  3. Service sector has declined
  4. There are restrictions on industries and foreign trade

 

  1. Environment provides a living space for animals and human beings. This is known as
  1. Production function
  2. Habitat function
  3. Regulation function
  4. Information function

 

  1. Which of these materials is non-biodegradable?
  1. Vegetables
  2. Plastics
  3. Plants
  4. Cloth

 

  1. Green House effect results in
  1. Deforestation
  2. Soil erosion
  3. Global warming
  4. Water pollution

 

  1. Which of these is regarded as a “clean fuel” for vehicles?
  1. Petrol
  2. CNG
  3. Diesel
  4. None of the above

 

  1. “Social stratification” refers to
  1. Economic inequality
  2. Social status
  3. Discrimination
  4. All of the above

 

  1. Untouchability” and “Pollution” are associated with
  1. Ethnicity
  2. Class system
  3. Caste system
  4. Gender difference

 

  1. The number of years a person is expected to live is called
  1. Birth rate
  2. Death Rate
  3. Life expectancy
  4. Sex Ratio

 

  1. Restructing of Soviet Union’s economy by Gorbachev was termed as
  1. Glasnost
  2. Perestroika
  3. Bolshevism
  4. Communism

 

  1. On the pretext that it had weapons of mass destruction; the U.S. launched attack in 2003 on
  1. Iran
  2. Iraq
  3. Syria
  4. Kuwait

 

  1. The European Union came into being in 1992 as per the following treaty:
  1. Schengen Treaty
  2. Maastricht Treaty
  3. Paris Treaty
  4. Brussels Treaty

 

  1. Which is the only State in India to have a favourable sex ratio?
  1. Punjab
  2. Kerala
  3. Haryana
  4. Uttar Pradesh

 

  1. Practice of discrimination against Black Americans is termed as
  1. Communalism
  2. Regionalism
  3. Racism
  4. Sexism

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