Licchavi Lyceum


Licchavi Lyceum

UPSC Prelims 1980 Paper (English)

Table of Contents


#1. 240, ?, 120, 40, 10, 2

#2. 0.5, 1, 2.5, 5, ?

#3. 4, 7, 3, 6, 2, 5, ?

#4. B, D, G, I, L, ?

#5. A, E, I, O, ?

#6. 1, 5, 8, 10, 11, ?

#7. A, C, F, ?, O

#8. CBA, WVU, IHG, TSR, ?

#9. HI, Jl, KL, ML, NO, ? ?

#10. DC, DE, FE, ??, HG, HI

#11. ?, 6, 30, 120, 360, 720

#12. 1, 3, 1, 9, 1, 81, 1 ?

#13. 10, 12, 11; 14, 16, 15; ?; 22, 24, 23

#14. 2, 4, 8, 32, ?, 8192

#15. A, E, I, M, Q, U, ?

#16. Doctor : Patient : : Politician : ?

#17. Ignorance : Education : : Disease : ?

#18. Man : Biography : : Nation : ?

#19. Guilt : Past : : Hope : ?

#20. Telephone : Cable : : Radio : ?

#21. Who is regarded as the greatest lawgiver of ancient India?

#22. At which place Gautama Buddha delivered his first sermon?

#23. Who was the founder of the Servants of India Society?

#24. Saka era commenced from

#25. The year 1919 is associated with

#26. Whose name is associated with Fatehpur Sikri?

#27. Who introduced the ‘Civil Services’ in India?

#28. Who was the famous Deccan Hindu King whose fleet crossed the Bay of Bengal with an army and conquered a number of sates in Sumatra, Java and Malaysia?

#29. Why did India industrialise only gradually in the time of Britishers?

#30. Which of the following was the most important characteristic of Kanishka’s rule?

#31. Gandhiji opposed the untouchability and he wanted

#32. Which of the following is not a tenet of Gandhian Socialism (a) Social justice

#33. Neolithic period of age is not characterised by

#34. Which one of the following was the cause of disintegration of the Mughal Empire?

#35. Idol worship was started in

#36. Which of the following was the main feature of the policy of Dual Government of British rulers in India?

#37. The basic education advocated by Gandhiji in Wardha Congress is related with

#38. Which important event immediately preceded Jallianwala Bagh massacre?

#39. Civil Disobedience Movement was suspended in 1921 because

#40. Sultanates of Delhi have taken which of the following in their buildings from the ancient architecture?

#41. Who started Bhoodan Movement in India?

#42. Name the God who lost his importance in the beginning of Christian era?

#43. Who were ‘Jagirdars’ during the reign of Akbar?

#44. Which statement about Colombo Plan is incorrect?

#45. What was the impact of Western Industrial Revolution on India?

#46. Which of the following is not a member of U.N.O.?

#47. We can know about early Vedic period from

#48. Gandhiji was of the view that

#49. Upanishads are

#50. According to Gandhiji nonviolence is

#51. Which dynasty was wellknown for excellent village administration?

#52. The Ajanta Caves were built during the period of

#53. The Indus Valley people had contacts with

#54. In which way Sarnath is associated with Lord Buddha?

#55. Lothal is connected as excavation site of the civilisation of

#56. The DYARCHY as introduced by the Government of India Act, 1919 postulated which of the following?

#57. Which of the following is not related to the Gandhara School of Art?

#58. Which of the following is the most important cause for the decline of Buddhism after Ashoka?

#59. What was not the most important feature of land revenue system of Akbar?

#60. What is true of Indian National Congress during World War II?

#61. Who is the new President of Iran?

#62. Who among the following was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations of 1980?

#63. The venue of 1980 Olympics was

#64. Who got ‘Bharat Ratna’ award for 1980?

#65. A well known Indian player who took part in Olympic Games several times died recently. His name was associated with which game

#66. Abdus Salam of Pakistan was a joint winner of 1979 Nobel Prize for his pioneer work in

#67. Oil has been struck in which of the following places recently by the ONGC?

#68. Who was India’s captain for the last cricket test match held at Calcutta in February, 1980 against Pakistan?

#69. Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi visited Assam to talk with the leaders of the agitation on

#70. Name the king of only Hindu Kingdom in the world, who visited India in March 1980

#71. 1979 Jnanpith Award was given to

#72. In November, 1979, few Iranian protesters seized the U.S. Embassy, an American culture centre in Teheran and held more than 50 Americans as hostage. What was the cause of it ?

#73. An earnest, widely supported move to enlarge U. N. Security Council, was made during the General Assembly’s session. Which of the following countries voted against the above proposal?

#74. All responsibilities regarding elections in India are entrusted to

#75. In 1980 Parliamentary elections which parties got the maximum number of seats in the descending order?

#76. In which case a joint session of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha is convened by the President?

#77. 44th Amendment of the Constitution speaks of

#78. The Constitution 45th Amendment Bill, passed by Parliament extended reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Parliament and State Assemblies upto

#79. Finance Commission is appointed after every

#80. Rolling Plan can be best defined in context of India as

#81. Council of Ministers of the Union of India is responsible to the

#82. A candidate to become a member of Lok Sabha should not be less than

#83. The word “secular” denotes

#84. What is the maximum period during which Parliament may not meet?

#85. Parliament consists of

#86. Rajya Sabha can delay the Money Bill passed by the Lok Sabha for a period not exceeding

#87. Highest per capita income is in

#88. Hong Kong is

#89. Antyodaya scheme is meant

#90. The trouble in Assam is 1980 was caused

#91. Which country is known as the ‘Land of the Morning Calm’

#92. Country known as the Sugar Bowl of he World is

#93. Bustard King is found in

#94. Thyagaraja of 18th century was

#95. How many judges are there in the International Court of Justice?

#96. Mixed economy refers to

#97. The only State in India that shows excess of females over males is

#98. The term ‘Fourth Estate’ refers to

#99. Qantas Airways belongs to

#100. Whose signatures are found on a hundred rupee note?

#101. To ensure the efficiency, economic condition; etc. there are Control Boards for each major project except one for which a statutory corporation has been set up. That project is

#102. The Bhilai Steel Plant was set up with the collaboration of the U.S.S.R., the Rourkela Steel Plant with the collaboration of West Germany, the Durgapur Steel Plant was constructed with the collaboration of

#103. Silent Valley Project in Kerala was dropped because

#104. 1980 Republic Day award ‘Padma Vibhushan’ was awarded to an exponent of Hindustani classical music who is

#105. Skylab crashed on July 11, 1979 in

#106. Farakka agreement between Bangladesh and India implies

#107. Who was the second President of the Indian Republic?

#108. Who designed the city of Chandigarh?

#109. India has launched Symphonic Satellite Telecommunication Experiment Project (STEP). It is a joint project of the

#110. The Muslims march seven times round the Kaaba as path of their Haj pilgrimage in the city of

#111. Largest nationalised Bank in India is

#112. Andrei Sakharov came into news in January 1980 because

#113. Range of Television Broadcasting is confined to a limited distance because

#114. Another name of Vitamin C is

#115. Unit of distance used in navigation is

#116. What type of mirror is used by motorists to see the road behind them?

#117. The escape velocity from the earth’s surface is about

#118. The chief constituent of gabar gas is

#119. The radiant energy of the sun is due to

#120. In microphone, transformation of energy takes place from

#121. Fuel used in a nuclear reactor is

#122. The heater element in an electric iron is made of

#123. Dialysis is used for a patient suffering from

#124. Green colour of plants is due to the presence of

#125. Dry ice is

#126. Neil Armstrong was the first person to reach on the moon. While walking on the moon

#127. Distance of stars is measured in

#128. The deficiency of Vitamin D causes

#129. Isotopes of the same element differ in the number of

#130. Stainless steel contains which of the following?

#131. During processing and cooking which part of food is mostly destroyed?

#132. When iron rusts, the weight

#133. What is mainly obtained from bauxite?

#134. Which one of the following is secreted by Pancreas and regulates the amount of sugar in the body

#135. Which substance is commonly used in refrigerators?

#136. Radar is used for

#137. Municipal water in India is generally treated with

#138. What is a continental shelf?

#139. International date line

#140. In which type of rocks, fossils are more abundantly found?

#141. Doldrums refer to

#142. A narrow strip of land, bordered on both sides by water, connecting to larger bodies of land is called

#143. When it is 8 A.M. on Wednesday of Greenwich

#144. Tallest fourlegged animal is

#145. Reptile that is well known for its intense colour change is

#146. Which bird has a chisel like bill?

#147. Heavy rainfall affects soil by

#148. Pampas are the vast grassy plains of

#149. India ranks first in the production of ____ in the world

#150. The rising of evening star Venus indicates


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