Practice Tests

Practice Questions for UPSC CSE Prelim 2017

Questions:

  1. The Union Ministry of Urban Development has started the Swachh Survekshan 2017 from January 4, 2017 to encourage competition for improving sanitation standards. How many cities would be covered under the Survey?
    a. 250
    b. 300
    c. 450
    d. 500
  2. India and Kazakhstan signed a protocol toamend Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) recently. In this context, consider the following provisions of amended DTAC.
    1. It is in line with India’s commitment underBase Erosion and Pro t Shifting (BEPS)Action Plan.
    2. Limitation of Bene ts Article has beeninserted to provide a main purpose test toprevent misuse of the DTAC.
    Choose the correct option from the following: 
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  3. What is Mercosur? In this context, consider the following statements.
    1. Mercosur is an economic and political bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
    2. Its purpose is to promote free trade and the  uid movement of goods, people, and currency.
    3. Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname are not associate members.
    Choose the correct alternative: 
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  4. The concept of Daylight Saving was first put forth by Benjamin Franklin. True or False? 
    a. True
    b. False
  5. What is a Spinning Jenny? 
    a. It is a tool for pottery
    b. it’s a machine by which a worker could can operate several spindles
    c. It is a machine used to prepare dough
    d. None of the above
  6. Which of the following is/are the key factors inpromoting Sustainable Tourism?
    a. Mutual understanding, peace and security
    b. Environmental protection
    c. Industrial and Economic growth
    d. Social inclusiveness
  7. Why did India stop the meeting of Permanent Indus Commission in 2016?
    a. Pathankot Attack
    b. Surgical strike
    c. Uri Attack
    d. Kashmir unrest
  8. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the Education Act? 
    a. Only 3
    b. 1, 2 and 3
    c. Only 2 and 3
    d. Only 1 and 3
  9. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has tightened rules for mergers andamalgamations by Indian companies:
    1. To secure the interest of corporates
    2. To make listing process more transparent
    3. To safeguard the interests of the public shareholders
    Choose the correct option from the following:
    a. 1, 2 and 3
    b. Only 2 and 3
    c. None of the above
    d. Only 3
  10. Read the following sentences regarding 3D-printed skyscraper.
    1. The  RST 3D-printed skyscraper was constructed in New York.
    2. 3D-printing of skyscraper involves more time and money.
    3. Cazza will construct 3D-printed skyscraper in the United Arab Emirates.
    Choose the correct alternative: 
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1 and 3
    d. Only 3

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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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