The trend of questions on general science in terms of the total 100 questions of Civil Services Preliminary general study paper. The percentage has approximately varied from 16% to 27% with an average of 19%. This is the highest as compared to any other topic.
By and large it consists of elementary questions of physics, Chemistry, Biology and applications of science, popularly known as Science and Technology. Although there is no set pattern for questions but it is seen that what you study in your school in Physics, Chemistry,Biology, Environmental science etc is sufficient to cover this section. Besides a watch on latest happenings in Science & Technology in India as well as abroad will greatly help you in tackling this section.
Some questions which have been asked in the past are listed below for your guidance:
Which vitamin contains cobalt?
What is the principle on which a Quartz watch works?
What is the role of hameoglobin in the blood?
What is the number of chromosomes present in a man?
Why is sodium kept under kerosine?
Which organ is malfunctioning if there is excess urea in the blood?
Haemophilia, a heriditary disease is carried by?
Why scratching eases itching?
The colour of a star is an indicatiion of?Which variety of coal contains a higher percentage of carbon than the rest?
Why does a 'black hole', a body in space does not allow any radiation to come out?
Hybridoma technology is a new biotechnological approach for commercial production of?
An aqueous solution of copper sulphate is acidic in nature because the salt undergoes?
Foot and Mouth disease in animals is caused by?
Epiphytes are plants which depend on other plants for?
Which principle governs the order of filing up of the orbitals?
"Athlete's Foot" is a disease caused by?
What is phytotron used for?
The stone formed in human kidney consist mostly of?
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