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UPSC IAS Test Series

Daily MCQs For IAS Prelims (4th January - 2017)

Civil Services Preliminary - 2017

Daily MCQs
(General Studies) Practice
MCQs

1. Who among the following is also known as “Kabir of the Deccan”.
a. Basava
b. Nimbarkacharya
c. Madhvacharya
d. Tukaram

Daily MCQs For IAS Prelims (31st December - 2016)

Civil Services Preliminary - 2017

Daily MCQs
(General Studies) Practice
MCQs

1. The Political Treatise of Amuktamalyamada in Telugu was written by:-
a. Harihar II
b. Dev Raja II
c. Krishna Devraya
d. Rama Raja

Daily MCQs For IAS Prelims (30th December - 2016)

Civil Services Preliminary - 2017

Daily MCQs
(General Studies) Practice
MCQs

1. Who introduced ‘DuAspah’ & ‘SiteAspah’ system?
a. Shahjahan
b. Aurangzeb
c. Jehangir
d. Akbar

Daily MCQs For IAS Prelims (27th December - 2016)

Civil Services Preliminary - 2017

Daily MCQs
(General Studies) Practice
MCQs

1. Who was the founder Mahayan sect of Buddhism?
a. Vasumitra
b. Nagarjuna
c. Rahul Bhadra
d. Asang

Daily MCQs For IAS Prelims (26th December - 2016)

Civil Services Preliminary - 2017

Daily MCQs
(General Studies) Practice
MCQs

1. Which school of philosophy is also known as Lokayat?
a. Jaimini
b. Buddhism
c. Charvak
d. Bhagvatism

Daily MCQs For IAS Prelims (24th December - 2016)

Civil Services Preliminary - 2017

Daily MCQs
(General Studies) Practice
MCQs

1. Consider the following statements and mark the option which is correct.
(i) Origin of Indian Music has been depicted from Sam Veda.
(ii) Sabha & Samiti are mentioned as twin daughters of Prajapati in Rig Veda.
(iii) Kshtriyas precedence over Brahamanas is decpited in Atreya Brahamana
a. i, & iii
b. i & ii
c. all of the above
d. none of the Above

Daily MCQs For IAS Prelims (23rd December - 2016)

Civil Services Preliminary - 2017

Daily MCQs
(General Studies) Practice
MCQs

1. A Seal depicting Mother Goddess with a plant growing from her womb has been found from:
a. Harappa
b. Kalibangan
c. Daimabad
d. Mohanjodaro

Daily MCQs For IAS Prelims (22nd December - 2016)

Civil Services Preliminary - 2017

Daily MCQs
(General Studies) Practice
MCQs

1. Consider the following statements and mark the option which is incorrect.
(i) Only two of Ashoka’s inscription were written in Kharosthi script which were found in Mansehsa and Sahbajgarhi.
(ii) Dhandeva’s inscription of Pushyamitra describes about the Asvamegha Yajur performed by him.
(iii) Helioderus pillar inscription also called as Besnagar Garudadhivaj which describes about the cult of Panchvrishti Veera.
(iv) Girnar inscription was first inscription of Sanskrit Language about saka ruler Rudradaman I
a. i & ii
b. i & iv
c. all of the above
d. none of the above

Daily MCQs For IAS Prelims (21st December - 2016)

Civil Services Preliminary - 2017

Daily MCQs
(General Studies) Practice
MCQs

1. Which is not the feature of Puranas?
a. Sarg
b. Vansa
c. Chhanda
d. Manvantar

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013 (Science & Indian History) : PART - 2

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013

SCIENCE & INDIAN HISTORY
(PART - 2)

Consider the following statements:
(1) The issue of protecting the Raiyats (farmers) started becoming more prominent from the middle of the 19th century when the growing commercial and industrial aims of the government were thought to necessitate new measures for the protection of the producing and rent paying classes.
(2) By the Bengal Tenancy Act of 1885, there was a strengthening of the position of peasants by placing restrictions on landlords’ power to enhance rents and evict their tenants.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statements:
(1) Cornwallis Code of 1793 had strong basis and impact on judicial, administrative and zamindari system in India.
(2) During the Governorship of Cornwallis the last Peshwa Baji Rao ll was ruling over the Marathas.
(3) Aurangzeb discouraged popular practices in art and literature and Zatalli was a famous poet during his times.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Consider the following statements:
(1) When the Charter Act of 1883 came into being Bahadur Shah Zafar was the Mughal ruler.
(2) The composite and secular culture of “Phool Walon ki Sair”
Was greatly promoted by the later Maghal ruler Akbar Shahll.
(3) The practice of sericulture was greatly promoted by the British in the 17th Century India.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013 (Science & Indian History) : PART - 1

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013

SCIENCE & INDIAN HISTORY
(PART - 1)

Consider the following statements:
(1) The policy of free trade and utilitarianism was at the core of the Charter act of 1833.
(2) By the Charter Act of 1833, Sati practice was abolished from Bengal.
(3) Shah Alam ll was the Mughal ruler when the Charter Act of 1793 was passed.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Consider the following statements:
(1) By the Charter Act of 1813, the policy of cultural colonialism acquired a formal shape and character.
(2) The policy of oriental knowledge and learning involved active intervention into key social problems prevalent in India.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Which of the following pre historic sites represents the earliest evidence of domestication of animals in India?
(a) Bagor
(b) Bhimbetka
(c) Chorand
(d) Koldihwa

Consider the following statements:
(1) The British East India Company’s monopoly over commercial and economic activities in India including over tea plantations was visible during Warren Hastings time.
(2) The British Parliament granted the supreme power fo governing India to the Secretary of State for India.
(3) The salary of India Office was charged upon Indian revenues till the Government of India Act 1919.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Consider the following statements:
(1) The Portuguese enjoyed administrative control over certain parts of India before the arrival of the British in India.
(2) The British had established political agents and British residents in all the important ruling powers in India by the beginning of the 18th century.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013 (Geography & Current Affairs) : PART - 2

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013

GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS
(PART - 2)

Consider the following statements:
(1) All western coasts of the temperate zone receive Westerlies throughout the year.
(2) The occurrence of frequent Chinooks means winter is mild. 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Consider the following statements:
(1) where the coasts are extremely mountainous the continental shelves are relatively very wide.
(2) Abyssal Plains are in general featureless.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Into which two Ocean currents does the south Equatorial current split at Cape Sao Roque?
(a) Canaries and Florida
(b) Florida and Cayenne
(c) Canaries and Brazilian
(d) Cayenne and Brazilian

Which of the following does not directly relate to the winds?
(a) Anemometer
(b) Beaufort scale
(c) Weather cock
(d) Stevenson screen

Consider the following statements with respect to Hygrometer:
(1) A large difference between dry and wet bulb readings indicate a low relative humidity.
(2) When dry and wet bulb readings are same relative humidity is 100%.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Which of the following ranges represent Alpine orogeny?
(1) Himalayas
(2) Andes
(3) Rockies
Select the correct answer from the codes given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

With which of the following, the use of the term Octa is related?
(a) Relative humidity
(b) Wind direction
(c) Wind speed
(d) Cloud cover

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013 (Geography & Current Affairs) : PART - 1

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013

GEOGRAPHY & CURRENT AFFAIRS
(PART - 1)

Which of the following rivers drain the Malwa uplands
(a) Ken
(b) Kalisindh
(c) Parbati
(d) Betwa

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 3 and 4 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) All the above

Which of the following islands has been referred to as “Mini Continent”?
(a) Greenland
(b) Madagascar
(c) Australia
(d) Borneo

Which is the only South American country with coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea?
(a) Guyana
(b) Ecuador
(c) Colombia
(d) Venezuela

Which of the following countries generates nearly 80% of its electricity though nuclear power?
(a) U.S.A
(B) France
(c) Sweden
(d) Belgium

Which of the following fall partially within the Arctic Circle?
(a) Finland
(b) Norway
(c) Russia
(d) Sweden

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(1) 2, 3 and 4 only
(2) 1, 2 and 3 only
(3) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
(4) 2 and 3 only

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) functions under which of the following?
(a) Ministry of Science and Technology
(b) Department of Space
(c) Ministry of Agriculture
(d) Ministry of Earth Science

Consider the following statements:
(1) Water reaches its maximum density at 4’C.
(2) Water at 4’C sinks below water that is either warmer or colder.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Which of the following is India’s research station at the Svalbard region of the Arctic?
(a) Bharati
(b) Himadari
(c) Shiwalik
(d) Himachal

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013 (Geography & Indian Polity) : PART - 2

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013

GEOGRAPHY & INDIAN POLITY
(PART - 2)

Which of the following statements relating to the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha are correct?
(1) The Leader of the largest party in the Opposition in the Lok Sabha having strength of not less than one-tenth of the total membership of the Lok Sabha is recognized by the President as the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha.
(2) He enjoys the status equivalent to that of a cabinet Minister.
(3) He enjoys only statutory but not Constitutional recognition in the Lok Sabha.
(4) He is consulted by the Union Government while appointing the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Match List-l with List-ll select the correct answer from the codes given below:


 
List-l
(Constitution Amendment Bill)

 
List-II
(Description)
A. Constitution (115th Amendment )Bill 1. Insertion of Article 371J
B. Constitution(116th Amendment Bill) 2. Goods and Services Tax
C. Constitution (117th Amendment Bill) 3. Constitutional status to Lokpal
D. Constitution (118th Amendment Bill) 4. Reservation in Promotions

Codes
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 2 4 3 1
(d) 1 3 2 4

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013 (Indian Polity & Geography) : PART - 1

IAS General Studies Test Series - 2013

GEOGRAPHY & INDIAN POLITY
(PART - 1)

Which of the following bodies has unanimously recommended that the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation shall be appointed by a collegium headed by the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and the chief Justice of India as its members?
(a) Central Vigilance Commission Rajya Sabha Select Committee
(b) Rajya Sabha Select Committee
(c) Joint Parliamentary Committee
(d) Lok Sabha Select Committee

Which of the following provisions seek to achieve the ideal of “Fraternity” as mentioned in the Preamble to the Indian Constitution?
(1) By following the Fundamental Duties
(2) By allowing Dual Citizenship to NRIs
(3) Pursuing the ideals of a ‘Secular’ State
(4) Single Citizenship
(5) By following the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,1948

Select the correct answer from teh codes given below:
(a) 1, 3and 5 only
(b) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
(c) 1, 3, 4 and 5 only
(d) 1 and 4 only

Which of the following statements about Departmental Standing Committees in the Parliament is correct?
(1) Each Departmental Standing Committees consists of members elected by proportionl representation from each House of the Parliament
(2) Together, they cover all the ministries of departments of the government
(3) They examine demands for grants of the concerned department or ministry and suggest cut motions
(4) Their recommendation is only advisory in nature

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 2 and 4 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only
(d) 3 only

The decision of the Supreme Court in the UP Power Corporation Ltd. Vs. Rajesh Kumar 2012 case, relating to constitutionality of reservation in promotion in favour of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in public employment, is based on which of the following cases?
(a) Indra Sawhney vs. Union of India 1992
(b) M. Nagaraj vs. Union of India2006
(c) Jasbir Rani vs. State of Punjab 2002
(d) None of the above

Match List-l with List-ll and select the correct answer from the codes given below:


 

List-l
(Type of jurisdiction of the Supreme Court)


 

List-ll
(Article)

A. Original Jurisdiction 1. Article 131
B. Revisory jurisdiction 2. Article 136
C. Appellate Jurisdiction 3. Article137
D. Advisory Jurisdiction 4. Article 143