Engineering Services Exam 2013

31. In the cells of living organisms, the protein synthesis takes place in :

  1. Golgi bodies
  2. Mitochondria
  3. Plastids
  4. Ribosomes

32. The primary product of photosynthesis is :

  1. Cellulose
  2. Glucose
  3. Glycogen
  4. Sucrose

33. Which one of the following is not an endocrine gland?

  1. Adrenal
  2. Liver
  3. Pancreas
  4. Thymus

34. The place with the highest amount of annual rainfall in India is located in the State of :

  1. Assam
  2. Kerala
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Tamil Nadu

35. In addition to iron, the intake of which one of the following prevents anaemia?

  1. Acetic acid
  2. Citric acid
  3. Folic acid
  4. Tartaric acid

36. In which of the following rocks are coal and petroleum found?

  1. Igneous
  2. Metamorphic
  3. Sedimentary
  4. Metamorphic and sedimentary

37. Lichens represent symbiotic relationship between :

  1. Algae and fungi
  2. Bacteria and fungi
  3. Algae and higher plants
  4. Bacteria and higher plants

38. In which one of the following regions of India would one find vegetation types ranging from tropical to alpine types?

  1. Eastern Ghats
  2. Deccan Plateau
  3. Himalayan range
  4. Maikala range

39. TAPI gas pipeline is meant to go through :

  1. Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan-Iran
  2. Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India
  3. Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iran
  4. Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Pakistan-India

40. Excessive release of the pollutant carbon monoxide (CO) into the air may produce a condition in which oxygen supply in the human body decreases. What causes this condition?

  1. When inhaled into the human body, CO is converted into CO2
  2. The inhaled CO destroys the chemical structure of haemoglobin
  3. The inhaled CO has much higher affinity for haemoglobin as compared to oxygen
  4. The inhaled CO adversely affects the respiratory centre in the brain

41. The most important component(s) for the paper industry is/are

  1. Cellulose
  2. Lignin and secondary xylem
  3. Lignin only
  4. Starch

42. How does silver iodide help in the creation of artificial rainfall?

  1. It is used to provide freezing nuclei in cloud seeding
  2. It is used as catalyst to bring together hydrogen and oxygen to form water
  3. It is used to lower water vapour at high altitudes
  4. It helps in the ways as mentioned at (a) and (c) above

43. During the time of economic recession :

  1. interest rate should be increased
  2. taxes should be increased
  3. expenditure on public projects should be increased
  4. interest rate and taxes should be increased

44. With reference to the demographic profile of India, consider the following statements :

  1. The proportion of the population in the age group 0 to 6 declined from 16% to 13% over the period 2001-11.
  2. Of all the States, 20 States have achieved replacement level fertility.

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

45. Cooking with solid fuel on open fires or traditional stoves results in high levels of indoor air pollution. The indoor smoke contains a range of health-damaging pollutants, which include the following except :

  1. Benzopyrenes
  2. Carbon monoxide
  3. Lead oxide
  4. Sulphur oxides

46. Brent index is associated with :

  1. Crude oil prices
  2. Copper future prices
  3. Eco-friendly status of processed foods
  4. Energy efficiency status of electrical goods

47. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act makes a paradigm shift from the previous wage employment programmes by :

  1. focusing on all-round development of the rural people
  2. providing wage employment in rural areas a legal binding for the State Governments
  3. providing a statutory guarantee of wage employment
  4. None of the above is correct in this context

48. Which of the following can help in reducing the carbon footprint?

  1. Using fly-ash based cement in building construction.
  2. Using LED-based electric lamps instead of incandescent lamps.

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

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