RAS GK and General Science 2008 Paper Solved


RAS GK and General Science 2008 Paper Solved

Here is the solution of Rajasthan Administrative Services (RAS) 2008 G.K. and General Science paper conducted today on 7th January 7, 2009.

Some questions are doubtful and I am clarifying with resources I have with me and if you have any doubts or correction in any of these, you are most welcome to comment and your comments will be credited and appreciated.


  1. The numbers are according to 'C' series

  2. Questions in violet colour are doubtful

  3. Answers are in red colour

Questions with Answers :

  1. Function of colonization in Rajasthan : to allot land *(see comment)

  2. Ashtadhyayi : Panini

  3. Million plus cities in India ( Census 2001 ) : 39

  4. Art style with Indian and Greek feature : Gandhar

  5. Jal durga : Gagron

  6. Inscription which throw light on the writings of Maharana Kumbha : Rajprashahsti 1676 see comments

  7. Mahajanapada situated on the bank of river Godavari : Assaka

  8. Most stable ecosystem : Marine

  9. Macroeconomic developments under various programmes launched by state government in Rajasthan : Sujas/ Economic Review *see comments

  10. First women ' Four Star General' Anne Dun Woody

  11. Coral Reefs : east and west coast see comments

  12. Raika's in Rajasthan : traditional camel breeder

  13. Who represented Congress in second round Table Conference : Mahatma Gandhi

  14. Common among Brahma samaj, Ram Krishna Mission and Arya Samaj : none of these three had a political mission but they helped to develop a spirit of patriotism

  15. Monsoon rainfall in Rajasthan increases : South west to North East NE to SW(*see comments : I agree with the reason)

  16. Not a seven sisters of North East states : West Bengal

  17. Rajasthan born industrialist contributed a sum of Rs 22,000 in 1920 to C V Raman's path breaking research which won him the Nobel prize : GD Birla (* see comments , thanks Harman)

  18. National Water Development Agency : 1980(1982)

  19. Kandhmal : Orissa

  20. Port Pardeep : Orissa

  21. Organisation to advise the government on reforms in economic matters : Economic Policy and reforms Council

  22. Nathra ki Pal area of Rajasthan Iron ore

  23. Per capita income of Rajasthan during 2007-08 : 20,000 (19,920) 22,000 see comments

  24. Vamsa Bhaskar : Surajmal Misran

  25. Mammoth is the ancestor of Elephant

  26. Marwari forces sent to Khanwa to support Sanga against Babur see comments

  27. Flood in Kawas in Barmer : 2006

  28. 'The Manchester of Rajasthan' : Bhilwara

  29. First session of Rajputana Madhyabharat Sabha in 1919 : Delhi (in fact it was in 1918)

  30. RIDCOR : Road Infrastructure Development Company of Rajasthan

  31. Mahakma Baqoit to pay king's dues(*see comments, thanks Harman)

  32. Metallic cups reached room temperature Cup in Churu *(See comments)

  33. Sea water converted into pure water : Reverse Osmosis

  34. Booker's Prize 2008 : Arvind Adiga

  35. Khariya, Raswani, Shobhala and Udisbhar are

  36. Bani Thani painting : Kishangarh school

  37. Shahpura (Bhilwara) Headquarter Ramsnehi

  38. President of South Africa after Thabo Mbeki : Kglema Motlanthe

  39. Person enters dark room from strong light area : Rhodospin change in the size of pupil *(see comment)

  40. United Nations General Assembly President : Miguel d'escoto

  41. National Institute of Design for Geographical Indicator status : Jaipur for Blue pottery and Udaipur for clay work

  42. Tick mark correct : Cimmco wagon factory restarted in Bharatpur after eight years

  43. Duty of union government to protect states against external aggression and internal disturbance : 355

  44. Finger lake region located in : USA

  45. Bio-magnification : increasing the amount of pesticides in the organisms of successive trophic level

  46. Pearl is constituted of calcium carbonate

  47. Mangla-Bhagyam, Shakti and Aishwarya are oil fields in barmer sanchore basin

  48. Handloom mark shows the standard of handloom clothes ??

  49. Not correct : Bureau of industrial Promotion is an agency for promotion of small scale industry projects

  50. Chairman of ISRO : G Madhavan Nair

  51. Least population density in Rajasthan : Jaisalmer

  52. Desert Development Programme : 1977-78

  53. Governor of West Bengal : Gopal Gandhi

  54. Hot Spot of biodiversity : eastern himalyas and western ghat

  55. Maitri Express train : Kolkata and Dhaka

  56. Alum cleans the muddy water by coagulation

  57. Acid formed during change of milk into curd lactic acid

  58. Heavy rainfall in pushkar, where does the flood occurs Ajmer Balotra(*see comments)

  59. Archaeopteryx is connecting link between reptiles and aves

  60. Atlas mountain Africa

  61. Adamya chetna trust, havells india ltd, HZLtd and DSCL Kota related Mid day meal programme

  62. Symbol of World Wild life fund is Red Panda

  63. India signed nuclear cooperation in Sep 2008 with France

  64. Suncity of rajasthan Jodhpur

  65. Azolla anabaena biofertilizer rice

  66. Diagnosis the death by drowning : Diatoms

  67. Nawalgadh(Sikar) Ginder utsav cement factory * see comments

  68. Andhayug dharma veer bharati

  69. NREGA incorrect : its only for SC and ST below poverty line

  70. Lasodiya movement for social reforms in Bhils of Mewar, Bagar and nearby regions Moti lal Tejawat Mavji*(see comment)

  71. Author of nyaya darshan : gautam

  72. Churu Bikaner siganganagar : Gypsum

  73. Dispute of Subhash bose : double membership of CSP members*(see comments)

  74. Chandrayan I was launched from Andhra Pradesh

  75. First DNA bank of India : Lucknow

  76. False statement : blue waves scattered more than violet waves

  77. Pheromones are founded in insects

  78. Highest forest area Baran Udaipur Chittor

  79. Electoral college for US Presidential Election : None of them

  80. Match list mewat : eight blocks of alwar, border area thirteen blocks…..

  81. The audacity of hope : Barack Obama

  82. Height of guru sikhar peak in rajasthan 1722

  83. Psyllium Husk(planto ovate) 'Isabgol' : Jalore

  84. Manomohan singh RS member from Assam

  85. Matching pair : Masuria sari : Kota

  86. Dhawadia were the persons : engaged in looting of caravans

  87. Incorrect about inflation : for some commodities retail prices also considered

  88. World's youngest king : Bhutan

  89. Khas : sawaimadhopur, bharatpur, tonk

  90. Golden rice : Vitamin A

  91. Minamata disease : mercury

  92. Flame of the forest in Rajasthan : Palas

  93. Muslim league formed government after 1946 elections NW Frontier see comments

  94. Bull seal of Indus valley Mohenjodaro

  95. Bharat Ratna : Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

  96. Baxa Tiger Project : West Bengal ( in fact it is Buxa)

  97. Dyarchy at the centre : Government of India Act, 1935

  98. Jnan Pith on 06th November 2008 : Rehman Rahi

  99. Salt is added : Boiling point is increased and freezing point is decreased

100. Synthesis of polythene : Ethane(*I think it should be Ethene)

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