UPSC Previous Year question paper -1996-2000- World Panorama



UPSC previous year question paper of subject World Panorama from the year 1996-2000 with answers.



#1. Gild-edged: [2000]

#2. Which one of the following is known as the "Coffee port" of the world? [2000]

#3. Which one of the following statements is correct? [1999]

#4. Consider the following statements about the European Union: [1999] 1. The European Union was known earlier as the European Community 2. The Single European Act (1986) and the Maastricht Treaty were milestones in its formation 3. Citizens of European Union countries enjoy dual citizenship 4. Switzerland is a member of the European Union Which of the above statements are correct ?

#5. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [1999]

#6. The economist who was associated with the WTO draft document is: [1998]

#7. ‘MERCOSUR’ consists of group of countries of: [1998]

#8. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched? 1. Dow Jones : New York 2. Hang Seng : Seoul 3. FTSE-100 : London [1998] Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

#9. According to Meadows (1972), if the present trends in world population, industrialisation, pollution, food production and resource depletion continue unchanged, the “Limits to Growth” on our planet will be reached in the next: [1998]

#10. The satellites of which one of the following countries have helped in the preparation of a detailed and complete map of Antarctica? [1998]

#11. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: [1998]

#12. What are the official languages of the U.N.O.? [1998]

#13. “They are fantastically diverse. They speak hundred of language and dialects. They comprise scores of ethnic groups. They include highly industrialised economics and up and coming economies. They span half the surface of the earth and are home to two-fifths of the world's population.” The group of countries referred to here belongs to : [1996]

#14. The emerging trading blocs in the world, such as NAFTA, ASEAN and the like, are expected to : [1996]

#15. Which of the following were the aims behind the setting up of the World Trade Organization (WTO) ? [1996] 1. Promotion of free trade and resource flows across countries 2. Protection of intellectual property rights 3. Managing balanced trade between different countries 4. Promotion of trade between the former East Bloc countries and the western world Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

#16. Which one of the following had legalised Euthanasia? [1996]

#17. Which of the following are correctly matched? [1995] 1. Hamas : Palestinian extremist group 2. Sinn Fein : I.R. A's political wing 3. True Path Party : A major constituent of the ruling coalition in Turkey

#18. Which of the following constitute the World Bank? [1995] 1. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2. International Finance Corporation 3. International Development Association 4. International Monetary Fund


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