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Practice Questions for 2017 Prelim exam

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Your daily dose of 10 questions is here. However, I advise you to take not more than 10 mins to solve these 10 questions, since the real exam will be much more difficult, given the number of questions, the time limit and all the pressure around you.
Topics for these questions are Medieval history, Geography, Polity and Environment. 
Questions:

  1. Which of the following pairs is/are matched correctly? 
    a. Mir i Saman : In charge of the Royal Kitchen and stores
    b. Mir Sakshi : Head of military administration and intelligence
    c. Both a and b
    d. None of the above
  2. Arrange the following countries in ascending order of their arrival in India:  
    1. British. 2. Portugal. 3. Dutch  4. Danish  5. French
    a. 2, 3, 1, 4, 5
    b. 1, 3, 2, 5, 4
    c. 2, 1, 3, 4, 5
    d. 3, 2, 4, 1, 5
  3. Recently, India ranked 97th among 118th countries surveyed in 2016 Global Hunger Index (GHI). Which of the following statements are true in case of GHI? 
    1. It is issued by International Food Policy Research Institute
    2. GHI is released by World Health Organisation
    3. Nepal and Bangladesh rank better than India
    Choose the correct statements: 
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. 1 and 3
    d. 2 and 3
  4. Which of the following pairs is matched correctly? 
    a. Surya Kiran – Sri Lanka
    b. Mitra Shakti – Nepal
    c. Sampriti – Bangladesh
    d. None of the above
  5. Which of the following is true in case of Himalayan rivers?
    1. The rivers have large basins and catchment areas
    2. They form big deltas at their mouths
    3. They are perennial in nature
    4. They flow in one of the oldest plateaus of the world.
    Choose the correct statements:
    a. 1, 2 and 3
    b. 2, 3 and 4
    c. 1 and 4
    d. 2 and 3
  6. Speaker of Los Sabha is the chairman of which of the following committees? 
    a. Business Advisory Committee
    b. Committee on Public Undertakings
    c. Committee on privileges
    d. Library Committee
  7. Which of the following veto power is NOT enjoyed by the President of India? 
    a. Absolute veto
    b. Suspensive veto
    c. Qualified veto
    d. Pocket veto
  8. Which among the following can effectively be examples of ‘Secondary Succession’?
    1. Formation of a new Island after volcanic eruption.
    2. The renewal of a forest after a fire.
    3. a flooded land
    4. The renewal of crop after harvesting
    Choose the correct options:
    a. 1, 2 and 3
    b. 2, 3 and 4
    c. 1, 3 and 4
    d. All of the above
  9. A transition area between two adjacent but different landscape patches is known as
    a. Ecozone
    b. Ecoregion
    c. Ecotone
    d. Ethology
  10. Consider the following statements about the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC):
    1. The Chairman of UPSC is appointed by the President of Indian, while its members are elected by itself.
    2. The members of the Commission can hold an office for a term of 5 years.
    3. The conditions of service of the Chairman or a member are determined by the Parliament
    Choose the correct statements:
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 2 and 3
    c. Only 3
    d. None of the above

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Akshay Palande

Author: Akshay Palande

Akshay Palande is a passionate teacher helping hundreds of students in their UPSC preparation. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and double masters in Public Administration and Economics, he has experience of teaching UPSC aspirants for 5 years. His subject of expertise are Geography, Polity, Economics and Environment and Ecology.

Akshay Palande

Author Akshay Palande

Akshay Palande is a passionate teacher helping hundreds of students in their UPSC preparation. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and double masters in Public Administration and Economics, he has experience of teaching UPSC aspirants for 5 years. His subject of expertise are Geography, Polity, Economics and Environment and Ecology.

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