Practice Tests

Practice Questions for CSE Prelim 2017 8/5/17

Questions:

  1. Which of the following are naturally found in India?
    1. Black necked crane
    2. Cheetah
    3. Flying squirrel
    4. Snow leopard
    Choose the correct options:
    a. 1, 2 and 3
    b. 1, 3 and 4
    c. 2, 3 and 4
    d. Only 1 and 2
  2. Lead, ingested or inhaled is a health hazard. After the addition of lead to petrol has been banned. What are still other sources of lead poisoning?
    1. Smelting Units
    2. Pens and Pencils
    3. Paints
    4. Hair oils and cosmetics
    Choose the correct alternative:
    a. 1, 2 and 3
    b. 1 and 3
    c. 2 and 4
    d. 1, 2, 3 and 4
  3. With reference to the Congress Socialist Party, which of the following statements are correct?
    1. It advocated the boycott of British goods and evasion of taxes.
    2. It wanted to establish the dictatorship of proletariat.
    3. It advocated separate electorate for minorities and oppressed classes.
    Choose the correct alternative:
    a. 1 and 2
    b. Only 3
    c. 1, 2 and 3
    d. None of the above
  4. Which of the following brings out the Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers?
    a. The Reserve Bank of India
    b. The Department of Economic Affairs
    c. The Labour Bureau
    d. The Department of Personnel and Training
  5. In the context of modem scientific research, consider the following statements about ‘lce Cube’, a particle detector located at South Pole. Which of these statements are correct?
    1. It is the world’s largest neutrino detector, encompassing a cubic kilometre of ice.
    2. It is a powerful telescope to search for dark matter.
    3. It is buried deep in the ice.
    Choose the correct option:
    a. Only 1
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1 and 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  6. Convertibility of rupee implies _______.
    a. being able to convert rupee notes into gold
    b. allowing the value of rupee to be fixed by market forces
    c. freely permitting the conversion of rupee to other currencies and vice versa
    d. developing an international market for currencies in India
  7. Which of the following kingdoms were associated with the life of the Buddha?
    I. Avanti
    2. Gandhara
    3. Kosala
    4. Magadha
    Choose the correct options:
    a. 1, 2 and 3
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1, 3 and 4
    d. 3 and 4
  8. The arrival of Babur in to India led to the _______.
    a.introduction of gunpowder in the subcontinent
    b. introduction of the arch and dome in the region’s architecture
    c. establishment of Timurid dynasty in the region
    d. None of the above
  9.  Consider the following economy traits and select the correct answer:
    1) Prolonged increase in demand
    2) Heating up of economy
    3) Demand-supply lag
    Choose the correct option:
    a. Recession
    b. Depression
    c. Recovery
    d. Boom
  10. Which of the following comes iumder the phenomenon of mass movement?
    1. Soil creep
    2. Weathering
    3. Landslide
    Choose the correct alternative:
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 1 and 3
    c. 2 and 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3

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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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