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81. Which of the following statement(s) with regard to the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 is/are correct ?
1. The Act is applicable only to the States of Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland.
2. A person taken into custody under the above Act must be handed over to the officer-in-charge of the nearest police station with least possible delay.
3. An area can be declared as a disturbed area under the above Act only when the State Government is of the opinion that the use of the armed forces in aid of civil power is necessary to contain a dangerous condition in the concerned area.
Select the correct answer by using the code given below:

(a)1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 2 only
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2012

82. Which of the following is/are not the characteristic(s) of the First Past The Post System (FPTP) ?
1. It is a majoritarian system where minorities are likely to remain unrepresented.
2. A candidate may win an election even if he/she gets less than the majority of the votes cast.
3. It generates proportionality between the votes cast and the seats won.
4. It always leads to a two party system and a stable and accountable government.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)3 and 4
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 4 only
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2007

83. The Central Industrial Security Force is under the administrative control of which of the following ministries ?

(a)Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
(b) Headquarters of the Integrated Joint Staff
(c) Ministry of Home Affairs
(d) PMO
Ans: (c)
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84. Which one of the following statements is not correct ?

(a)The Central Government is empowered to issue a notification to specify any service in a State as a service of vital importance to the community.
(b) Such a notification remains valid for six months.
(c) Every command given by a superior officer casts a duty on all persons subject to the Army Act, 1950, the Air Force Act, 1950 or the Navy Act, 1957 to obey the command when such a notification is in force.
(d) The provisions of the Armed Forces (Emergency Duties) Act, 1947 are applicable in connection with vital services imposed in an emergency on the armed forces.
Ans: (b)

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85. Which of the following is not a part of contemporary Indian foreign policy in relationships with its neighbours ?

(a)Look East policy for linking up with South-East Asia via Myanmar
(b) Panchsheel
(c) Non-alignment
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2016

86. Which of the following statements is not true ?

(a)The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) had regulated global trade since 1947.
(b) GATT was replaced by the World Trade Organisation
(WTO) in 1995.
(c) The Most Favoured Nation principle under GATT provided that preferential trading agreements reached with one country should be extended to other countries.
(d) The WTO has been able to cover in it agreements the agriculture and textile sectors which are the principal concerned for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Ans: (a)

CDS (II) 2008

87. Who acts as the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee ?

(a)The President of India in his capacity as the commander-in-chief
(b) The Prime Minister
(c) The Defence Minister
(d) The senior-most Chief of Staff
Ans: (a)
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88. Information under the RTI Act, 2005 can be provided in respect of

(a)National Security Council Secretariat
(b) Assam Rifles
(c) Border Road Development Board
(d) Border Road Organisation
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2015

89. 85 Which among the following is not an aspect of Gender Mainstreaming (GM) ?

(a)GM was established as a global strategy for achieving gender equality by the United Nations.
(b) It was adopted in 1995 in the Beijing Platform of Action.
(c) It requires a review of government policy in all sectors for eliminating gender disparity.
(d) GM was followed by the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women
Ans: (d)

CDS (I) 2011

90. Which of the following is not true about the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women

(a)It defines what constitutes discrimination aganist women and sets up an agenda for national action
(b) It was adopted in 1979 by the United Nations
(c) It commits States to undertake measures to end discrimination in their legal system
(d) India is not a ratifying country and is therefore not legally bound to put its provisions into practice
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2013

91. What was the claim to fame of Dr. Dwarka Nath Kotnis ?

(a)He provided succour to the poor
(b) He set up hospitals in the difficult to reach regions of India
(c) He was a leading Indian nationalist
(d) He laid down his life providing medical help to the Eighth Route Army
Ans: (d)
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92. Which of the following is not a laid down principle of the Panchsheel ?

(a)Mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity
(b) Mutual non-aggression
(c) Mutual support for each other in world forum
(d) Mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2015

93. Which of the following is not true for SAFTA (South Asian Free Trade Area) ?

(a)It is a step towards a South Asian customs union and common market.
(b) The agreement came into effect in 2006.
(c) The SAFTA is a trade liberalisation regime.
(d) SAFTA agreement takes precedence over any other agreement a member country may have with states outside SAFTA.
Ans: (d)

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94. What was the common element among
(i) G.D. Birla (ii) Ambalal Sarabhai and
(iii) Walchand Hirachand ?

(a)They were leading members of the socialist movement in India
(b) They were Indian industrialists
(c) They were nationalist leaders
(d) All of the above
Ans: (b)
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95. The ‘Panchsheel Agreement’ for peaceful coexistence was signed between

(a)India and Bhutan
(b) India and Nepal
(c) India and China
(d) India and Pakistan
Ans: (c)
CDS Exam (II) 2007

96. Which of the following are members of BRICS?

(a)Bhutan, Russia, India, China and Sri Lanka
(b) Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
(c) Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, China and Singapore
(d) Bangladesh, Republic of’ Korea, Indonesia, Canada and Sri Lanka
Ans: (b)

CDS (II) 2009

97. Which of the following facts are related to Burma
1. It shares its borders with India, China, Bangladesh and Vietnam.
2. It is ruled by a military government.
3. The National League for Democracy was not allowed to contest the elections held in the year 2010.
4. Myanmar is a member of ASEAN.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a)1 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 1 and 2 only
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2018

98. Which one of the following statements is incorrect ?

(a)India does not have a Chief of Defence Staff.
(b) India does not have a Permanent Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee.
(c) India has a Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee who functions as Chief of the Defence Staff.
(d) India has a Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee who does not function as Chief of the Defence Staff.
Ans: (d)
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99. The Supreme Court guidelines issued in the Vishaka Case pertain to

(a)domestic violence
(b) rape and sexual violence
(c) sexual harassment at the work place
(d) trafficking in women
Ans: (c)

CDS (I) 2008

100. Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium is located at

(b) Dhaka
(c) Fatullah
(d) Chittagong
Ans: (c)

CDS (II) 2010

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