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2017 UPSC Prelim Question Paper GS 1 – Solved

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Following is the 2017 Prelim GS 1 Paper with the correct answers marked in bold.

  1. Which one of the following was a very important seaport in the Kakatiya kingdom?
    a. Kakinada
    b. Motupalli
    c. Machilipatnam
    d. Nelluru
  2. With the reference to Global Climate Change Alliance, which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. it is an initiative of the European Union
    2. It provides technical and financial support to targeted developing countries to integrate climate change into their development policies and budgets.
    3. It is coordinated by World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 and 2 only 
    b. 3 only
    c. 2 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  3. With the reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements:
    1. Sautrantika and Sammitiya were the sects of Jainism
    2. Sarvastivadin held that the constituents of phenomena were not wholly momentary, but existed forever in a latent form.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only 
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. neither 1 and 2
  4. Mediterranean Sea is a border of which of the following countries?
    1. Jordan
    2. Iraq
    3. Lebanon
    4. Syria
    Select the correct answers using the code given below:
    a. 1, 2 and 3 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 3 and 4 only
    d. 1, 3 and 4 only
  5. With the reference to National Investment and Infrastructure Fund, which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. It is an organ of NITI Aayog
    2. It has a corpus of Rs.4,00,000 crore at present.
    Select the correct answer
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  6. The Global Infrastructure Facility is a/an
    a. ASEAN initiative to upgrade infrastructure in Asia and financed by credit from Asian development Bank.
    b. World Bank collaboration that facilitates the preparation and structuring of complex infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to enable mobilization of private sector and institutional investor capital.
    c. Collaboration among the major banks of the world working with the OECD and focused on expanding the set of infrastructure projects that have potential to mobilize private investment.
    d. UNCATAD funded initiative that seeks to finance and facilitate infrastructure development in the world.
  7. For election to the LoK Sabha, a nomination paper can be filed by
    a. anyone residing in India
    b. A resident of the constituency from which the election is to be contested.
    c. any citizen of India whose name appears in the electoral roll of a constituency. 
    d. Any citizen of India.
  8. Consider the following statements:
    1. In India, the Himalayas are spread over 5 states only.
    2. The Western Ghats are spread over five states only
    3. the Pulikat lake is spread over two states only
    Choose the correct options:
    a. 1 and 2 only
    b. 3 only
    c. 2 and 3 only
    d. 1 and 3 only
  9. Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a standard criterion for
    a. measuring oxygen levels in the blood
    b. Computing oxygen levels in forest ecosystems
    c. Pollution assay in aquatic ecosystems
    d. Assessing oxygen levels in the high altitude regions
  10. With the reference to the role of UN-Habitat in the UN program, working towards a better urban future, which of the statements is/are correct?
    1. UN-Habitat has been mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities to provide adequate shelter for all.
    2. Its partners are either governments or local urban authorities only.
    3. UN-Habitat contributes to the overall objective of the UN system to reduce poverty and to promote access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
    Select the correct answer:
    a. 1, 2 and 3
    b. 1 and 3 only
    c. 2 and 3 only
    d. 1 only
  11. With reference to National Skills Qualification Framework NSQF, which of the statements given below is/are correct?
    1. Under NSQF, a learner can acquire the certification for competence only through formal learning.
    2. An outcome expected from implementation of NSQF, is the mobility between vocational and general education.
    select the correct answer using the codes given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. neither 1 nor 2
  12. In the content of Indian History , the principle of Dyarchy refers to
    a. Division of the central legislature into two houses.
    b. Introduction of double government i.e. Central and state governments.
    c. Having two sets of rulers, one in London and another in Delhi.
    d. Division of the subjects delegated to the provinces into two categories.
  13. Consider the following in respect of National Career Service:
    1. national Career service is an initiative of the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.
    2. National Career Service has been launched in a Mission Mode to improve the employment opportunities to uneducated youth of the country.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 Only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  14. Which of the following statements best describes the term Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A)  recently seen in the news?
    a. It is a procedure for considering ecological costs of developmental schemes formulated by the Government.b. it is a scheme of RBI for reworking the financial structure of big corporate entities facing genuine difficulties.c. It is a disinvestment plan of the Government regarding Central Public Sector Undertakings.d. it is an important provision in the Insolvency and bankruptcy Code recently implemented by the Government.
  15. Consider the following statements:
    1. Climate and clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants is a unique initiative of G20 group of countries.
    2. The OCAC focuses on methane, black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons.
    Which of the statements given below is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  16. With reference to Indian Ocean Dipole IOD sometimes mentioned in the news while forecasting Indian monsoon, which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. IOD phenomenon is characterized by a difference in sea surface temperature between tropical Western Indian Ocean and tropical Easters Pacific Ocean.
    2. An IOD phenomenon can influence an El Nino’s impact on the monsoon
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  17. If you want to see gharials in their natural habitat, which of the folllwing is the best place to visit?
    a. Bhitarkanika Mangroves
    b. Chambal River
    c. Pulikat Lake
    d. Deepor beel
  18. Consider the following in respect of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS):
    1. Inaugural IONS was held in India in 2015 under the chairmanship of the Indian Navy.
    2. IONS is a voluntary initiative that seeks to increase maritime cooperation among the navies of the littoral states off the Indian Ocean Region.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  19. The painting of Bodhisatva Padmapani is one of the most famous and oft-illusionewd paintings at
    a. Ajanta
    b. Badami
    c. Bagh
    d. Ellora
  20. Consider the following pairs:
    1. Chaliha Sahib Festival – Sindhis
    2. Nana Raj Jaat Yatra – Gonds
    3. Wari-warkari – Santhals
    Which of the pairs give above are correctly matched?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. None of the above
  21. Which of the following practices can help in water conservation in agriculture?
    1. Reduced or zero tillage of the land
    2. Applying gypsum before irrigating the field
    3. Allowing
    crop residue to remain in the field.
    Select the correct option using the code given below:
    a. 1 and 2 only
    b. 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  22. Consider the following statements:
    The nation-wide ‘Soil Health Card Scheme’ aims at
    1. expanding the cultivable area under irrigation
    2. Enabling the banks to assess the quantum of loans to be granted to farmers on the basis of soil quality.
    3. checking he overuse of fertilizers in farmlands.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    a. 1 and 2 only
    b. 3 only
    c. 2 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  23. Consider the following pairs: (Pairs of Commonly used/consumed materials on the left and unwanted or controversial chemicals likely to be found in them)
    1. Lipstick  – Lead
    2.. Soft drinks – Brominated vegetable oils
    3. Chinese fast food – Monosodium glutamate
    Which of the above pairs is/are correctly match?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  24. Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) are used to create digital display in many devices. What are the advantages of OLED displays over Liquid Crystal displays?
    1. OLED displays can be fabricated on flexible plastic substrates
    2. Roll-up displays embedded in clothing can be using OLEDs
    3. Transparent displays are possible using OLEDs.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 and 3 only
    b. 2 only
    c. 1, 2 and 3
    d. None of the above
  25. Which of the following is/are famous for Sun temples?
    1. Arasavalli
    2. Amarkantak
    3. Omkareshwar
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  26. Consider the following statements:
    1. In the election for Lok Sabha or State Assemblym, the winning candidate must get at least 50 percent of the votes polled, to be declared elected.
    2. According to the provisions laid down in the Constitution of Indian, in Lok Sabha, the Speaker’s post goes to the majority party and the Deputy Speaker’s to the Opposition.
    Which of the statements given above are true?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  27. Which of the following has/have occurred in India after its liberalization of economic policies in 1991?
    1. Share of agriculture in GDP increased enormously.
    2. Share of India’s exports in world trade increased.
    3. FDI inflows increased.
    Select the correct answer:
    a. 1 and 4 only
    b. 2, 3 and 4 only
    c. 2 and 3 only
    d. 1,2, 3, and 4
  28. 28. What is the application Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Technology?
    a. Production of biolarvicides
    b. Manufacture of biodegradable plastics
    c. Reproductive cloning of animals
    d. Prduction of organisms free of diseases.
  29. Consider the following statements:
    1. national Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) helps in promoting the financial inclusions in the country.
    2. NPCI has launched RuPay, a card payment scheme.
    Select the correct option:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  30. The term -STrIPES is sometimes seen  in the news in the context of
    a. Captive breeding of Wild Fauna
    b. Maintenance of Tiger Reserves
    c. Indigenous Satellite Navigation System
    d. Security of National Highways
  31. What is/are the most likely advantages of implementing Goods and Services Tax GST?
    1. It will replace the multiple taxes collected by multiple authorities and will thus create a single market in India.
    2. It will drastically reduce the Current Account Deficit of India and will enable it to increase its foreign exchange reserves
    3. It will enormously increase of India and will enable it to overtake China in the near future.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  32. Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement is sometimes in the news in the context of negotiations held between India and
    a. European Union
    b. Gulf Cooperation Council
    c. organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
    d. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
  33. Consider the following statements:
    1. India has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement TFA of WTO
    2. TFA is a part of WTO’s Bali Ministerial Package of 2013 .
    3. TFA came into force in January 2016.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a. 1 and 2 only
    b. 1 and 3 only
    c. 2 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  34. What is the importance of developing Chahbhar Port by India?
    a. India’s trade with African countries will enormously increase
    b. India’s relations with oil-producing Arab countries will be strengthened
    c. India will not depend on Pakistan for access toAfghanistan and Central Asia
    d. Pakistan will facilitate and protect the installation of a gas pipepline
    between Indian and Iraq.
  35. In India, it is legally mandatory for which of the following to report on cyber security incidents?
    1. Service Providers
    2. Data centres
    3. body corporate
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 1 and 2 only
    c. 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  36. Right to vote and the elected in India is a
    a. Fundamental Right
    b. Natural Right
    c. Constitutional Right
    d. Legal Right
  37. What is the purpose of evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (eLISA) project?
    a. To detect neutrinos
    b. To detect gravitational waves
    c. To detect the effectiveness of missile defense system
    d. to study the effect of solar flares on our communication systems.
  38. What is the purpose of Vidyanjali Yojana?
    1. to enable the famous foreign educational institutions to open their campuses in India>
    2. To increase the quality of education provided in government schools by taking help from the private sector and community
    3. to encourage voluntary monetary contributions from private individuals and organizations so as to ‘improve the infrastructure facilities for primary and secondary schools.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 2 only
    b. 3 only
    c. 1 and 2 only
    d. 2 and 3 only
  39. What is the aim pf program Unnat Bharat Abhiyan?
    a. Acheieing 100% literayc by promoting collaboration between voluntary organizations and government’s education system and local communities.b. Connecting institutions of higher education with local communities to address development challenges through appropriate technologies.c. Strengthening India’s scientific research institutions in order to make India scientific and technological power.d. Developing human capital by allocating special funds for health care and education of rural and urban poor, and organizing skill development programs and vocational training for them.
     
  40. Consider the following statements:
    1. The election Commission of India is a five-member body
    2. Union Ministry of home Affairs decides the election schedule for the conduct of both general elections and bye-elations
    3. Election Commission resolves the disputes relating to split/mergers of recognized political parties.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a. 1 and 2 only
    b. 2 only
    c. 2 and 3 only
    d. 3 only
  41.  In India, if a species of tortoise is declared protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, what does it imply?
    a. It enjoys the same level of protection as the tiger
    b. It no longer exists in the wild, a few individuals are under captive protection; and now it is impossible to prevent its extinction
    c. It is endemic to a particular region of India.
    d. Both a and c stated above are correct in this context.
  42. In India, Judicial Review implies
    a. the power of the Judiciary to pronounce upon the constitutionality of laws and executive orders.
    b. The power of the judiciary to question the wisdom of the laws enacted by the legislatures
    c. The power of the Judiciary to review all the legislative enactments before the y are assented to by the President.
    d. the power of the Judiciary to review its own judgements given earlier in similar or different cases.
  43. With reference to Indian freedom struggle, consider the following events:
    1. Mutiny in Royal Indian Navy
    2. Quit India Movement Launched
    3. Second Round Table Conference
    Arrange the above options in ascending order of their occurring:
    a. 1-2-3
    b. 2-1-3
    c. 3-2-1
    d. 3-1-2
  44. Consider the following statements:
    1. tax revenue as a percent of GDP of India has steadily increased in the last decade
    2. Fiscal deficit as a percent of GDP of India has steadily increased in the last decade
    Which of statements given above is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  45. Recently there was a proposal to translocate some of the lions from their natural baitat in Gujarat to which of the following sites?
    a. Corbett National park
    b. Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary
    c. Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary
    d. Sariska National Park
  46. Which of the following are not necessarily the consequences of the proclamation of President;’s rule in a state?
    1. Dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly
    2. removal of the Council of Ministers in the State
    3. Dissolution of the local bodies
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 and 2 only
    b. 1 and 3 only
    c. 2 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  47. Which of the following are envisaged by the Right against Exploitation in the Constitution of India?
    1. Prohibition of Traffic in human beings and forced labour
    2. abolition of untouchability
    3. protection of the interests of minoritities
    4. Prohibition of employment of children in factories and mines
    Select the correct answer using the coded given below:
    a. 1, 2, and 4 only
    b. 2, 3 and 4 only
    c. 1 and 4 only
    d. 1,2, 3 and 4
  48. Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar?
    a. Suamtra
    b. Borneo
    c. Java
    d. Sri Lanka
  49. Out of the following statements, choose the one that brings out the principle underlying the cabinet form of government:
    a. An arrangement for minimizing the criticism against the government whose responsibilities are complex and hard to carry out the satisfaction of all.
    b. a mechanism for speeding up the activities of the government whose responsibilities are increasing day by day.
    c. A mechanism of parliamentary democracy for ensuring collective responsibility pof the government to the people.
    d. A device for strengthening  the hands of the head of the government whose holds over the people is in a state of decline.
  50. Which of the following is not a feature of the Indian federalism?
    a. There is an independent judiciary in india
    b. Powers have been clearly divided between the Centre and the States
    c. The federating units have been given unequal representation in the Rajya Sabha
    d. It is the result of an agreement among the federating units .
  51. The objective of the bButler Commission of 1927 was to
    a. define the jurisdiction of the central and provincial governments.
    b. Define the powers of the Secretary of State for India
    c. Impose censorship on national press
    d. Improve the relationship between the Government of India and the Indian States.
  52. The term Domestic Content Requirement is sometimes seen in the news with reference to
    a. Developing solar power production in our country
    b. Granting licenses to foreign TV channels in our country
    c. Exporting our food products to other countries
    d. permitting foreign educational institution to set up their campuses in our country
  53. Consider the following statements:
    1. Nuclear Security Summits are periodically held under the aegis of the UN.
    2. The International Panel on Fissile Materials is an organ of International Atomic Energy Agency.
    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
  54. Who among the following can join the National pension System NPS?
    1. Resident indian citizens only
    2. persons of age from 21 to 55 only
    3. All state government employees joining the services after the date of notification by the respective state governments
    4. All central government employees including those of Armed Forices joining the services on or after 1st April 2004.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?
    a. 1 and 3 only
    b. 2 only
    c. 2 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  55. With the reference to river Teesta, consider the following statements:
    1.The sourcew of river Teesta is the same as that of Brahmaputra, but it flows through Sikkim
    2. River Rangeet originates in Sikkim and it is a tributary of river Teesta
    3. River Teesta flows into Bay of Bengal on the border of indian and bangladesh.
    Which of the statements above is/are correct?
    a. 1 and 3 only
    b. 2 only
    c. 2 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  56. Consider the following statements:
    1. In tropical regions, Zika virus disease is transmitted by the same mosquito that transmits dengue
    2. Sexual transmission of Zika virus disease is possible.
    Which of the statements given above is/are true?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  57. Consider the following statements:
    1. The Standard Mark of bureau of Indian Standards BIS is mandatory automotive tyres and tubes.
    2. AGMARK is a quality Certification mark issued by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
    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
  58. What is/are the advantage/s of implementing the National agricultural Market scheme?
    1. It is a pan-India Electronic trading portal for agricultural commodities
    2. It provides the farmers access to nationwide market, with prices commensurate with the quality of their produce
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. neither 1 nor 2
  59. With the reference to national Intellectual Property Rights Policy, consider the following statements:
    1. It reiterates India’s commitment to the Doha Development Agenda and the TRIPS agreement
    2. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion is the nodal agency for regulating intellectual property rights in India.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    2. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  60. According to the Wildlife Protection Act 1972, which of the following animals cannot be hunted by any persona except under some provisions provided by law?
    1. Gharial
    2. Indian wild ass
    3. Wild buffalo
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  61. Which os the following statements is/are true of the Fundamental Duties of an Indian citizen?
    1. a legisdative process has been provided to enforce these duties.
    2. They are correlative to legal duties
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  62. Consider the following pairs:
    1. Radhakanta Deb- First President of the British Indian Association
    2. Gazulu Lakshminarasu Chetty – Founder of the Madras Mhajana Sabha
    3. Surendranth Banerjee – Founder of the Indian Association
    Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?
    a. 1 only
    b. 1 and 3 only
    c. 2 and 3 only
    d. 1,2 and 3
  63. Which of the following objectives is NOT embodied in the Preamble to the Constitution of India?
    a. Liberty of thought
    b. Economic Liberty
    c. Liberty of expression
    d. Liberty of belief
  64. With the reference to the Quality Council of India QCI, consider the following statements:
    1. QCI was set up jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry.
    2. Chairman of QCI is appointed by the Prime Minister on the recommendations of the industry to the government.
    Which of the above statement is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  65. What is the purpose of setting up of Small Finance Banks in India?
    1. To supply credit to small business units
    2. To supple credit to small and marginal farmers
    3. To encourage young entrepreneurs to set up business particularly in rural areas.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 and 2 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  66. With the reference to Asia pacific Ministerial Conferece on Housing and urban Developmet APMCHUD consider the following statement
    1. The first APMCHUD was held in India in 2006 on the theme Emerging Urban Forms – Policy Responses and Governance Structure
    2. India hosts all the Annual Ministerial Conferences in partnership with ADB, APEC and ASEAN.
    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
  67. Democracy ‘s superior virtue lies in the fact that it calls into activity
    a. the intelligence and character of ordinary men and women
    b. the methods for strengthening executive leadership
    c. a superior individual with dynamism and vision.
    d. a band of dedicated party workers
  68. Which of the following is a most likely consequence of implementing the Unified Payments Interface (UPI)?
    a. mobile wallets will not be necessary for online payments
    b. Digital currency will totally replace the physical currency in about two decades
    c. FDI inflows will drastically increase
    d. Direct transfer of subsidies to poor people will become effective
  69. The terms Event Horizon, Singularity, String Theory and Standard model are sometimes seen in the news in the context of
    a. Observation and understanding of the Universe
    b. Study of the solar and the lunar eclipses
    c. Placing satellites in the orbit of the Earth
    d. Origin and evolution of living organisms on the Earth
  70. With reference to agriculture in India, how can the technique of Genome Sequencing often seen in the news be used in the immediate future?
    1. Genome sequencing can be used to identify genetic markers for disease resistance and drought tolerance in various crop plants.
    2. This technique helps in reducing the time required to develop new varieties of crop plants.
    3. It can be used to decipher the host-pathogen relationships in crops.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  71. The main advantage of the parliamentary form of government is that
    a. the executive and legislature work independently
    b. it provides continuity of policy and is more efficient
    c. the executive remains responsible to the legislature
    d. the head of the government cannot be changed without election
  72. In the context of India, which one of the following is the correct relationship between Rights and Duties?
    a. Rights are correlative with Duties
    b. Rights are personal and hence independent of society and Duties
    c. Rights, not duties, are important for the advancement of the personality of the citizen
    d. None of the above
  73. The mind of the makers of the Constitution of India is reflected in which of the following?
    a. The preamble
    b. The Fundamental Rights
    c. The Directive Principles of State Policy
    d. The Fundamental Duties
  74. If you travel by the road from Kohima to Kottayam, what is the minimum number of states within India through which you can travel, including the origin and the destination?
    a. 6
    b. 7
    c. 8
    d. 9
  75. The Parliament of India exercises control over the functions of the Council of Ministers through
    1. Adjournment motion
    2. Question Hour
    3. Supplementary questions
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  76. With reference to the parliament of India consider the following statements:
    1. A private member’s bill is a bill presented by a Member of Parliament who is not elected but only nominated by the President of India.
    2. Recently, a private member’s bill has been passed in the parliament of India for the first time in its history.
    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
  77. With the reference to the difference between the culture of Rigveda Aryans and indus Valley people, which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. Rigveda Aryans used the coat of mail and helmet in warfare whereas the people of Indus Valley Civilisation did not leave any evidence of using them.
    2. Rigvedic Aryans knew gold, silver and copper whereas Indus Valley people knew only copper and iron.
    3. Rigvedic Aryans had domesticated the horse whereas there is no evidence of indus Valley people
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  78. Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme is sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to
    a. Certifying the skills acquired by construction workers through traditional channels.
    b. Enrolling the persons in Universities for distance learning programs.
    c. reserving some skilled jobs to rural and urban poor in some public sector undertakings.
    d. Certifying the skills acquired trainees under the National kill Development Program
  79. From the ecological point of view, which one of the following assumes importance in being a good link between the Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats?
    a. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
    b. Nallamala Forest
    c. Nagarhole National Park
    d. Seshachalam Biosphere reserve
  80. One of the implications of equality in society is the absence of
    a. Privileges
    b. Restraints
    c. Competition
    d. Ideology
  81. Consider the following statements in respect of Trade Related Analysis of Fauna And Flora in Commerce (TRAFFIC):
    1. TRAFFIC is a bureau under United nations Environment Program (UNEP).
    2. the mission of TRAFFIC is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. neither 1 nor 2
  82. Which of principle among the following was added to the Directive principles of State Policy by the 42nd Amendment to the Constitutuion?
    a. Equal pay for work for both men and women
    b. participation of workers in the management of industries
    c. Right to work, education and public assistance
    d. Securing living wage and human conditions of work to workers
  83. Which one of the following statements is correct?
    a. Rights are claims of the State against the citizens
    b. Rights are privileges which are incorporated in the Constitution of  State
    c. Rights are clamis of the citizens against  the state state
    d. Rights are privileges of a few citizens against the many
  84. Which of the following gives Global Gender Gap index ranking to the countries of the world?
    a. World Economic Forum
    b. UNHuman Rights Council
    c. UN Women
    d. Wordl heath organisation
  85. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Smart india Hackathon 2017?
    1. it is a centrally sponsored scheme for developing every city of our country into Smart Cities in a decade
    2. it is an initiative to identify new digital technology innovations for solving the many problems faced by our country
    3. It is a programme aimed at making all the financial transacrtions in our country completely digital in a decade.
    Select the correct answer using thge code given below:
    a. 1 and 3 only
    b. 2 only
    c. 3 only
    d. 2 and 3 only
  86. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)?
    1. It decides the RBI’s benchmark interest rates.
    2. It is a 12-member body including the Governor of RBI and is reconstituted every year
    3. It factions under the chairmanship of the Union Finance Minister.
    Slelect the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 1 and 2 only
    c. 3 only
    d. 2 and 3 only
  87. With reference to Manipuri Sankirtana consider the following statements:
    1. It is a song and dance performance.
    2. Cymabals are the only musical instruments uswed in the performance
    3. It is performed to narrate the life and deeds of Lord Krishna
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a. 1, 2 and 3
    b. 1 and 3
    c. 2 and 3
    d. 1 only
  88. Who among the following was/were associated with the introduction of Ryotwari Settlement in Dindia during the British rule?
    1. Lord Cornwallis
    2. Alexander Read
    3. Thomas Munro
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 1 and 3 only
    c. 2 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  89. In the corntext of solving pollution problems what is/are the advantages of bioremediation technique?
    1. It is a technique for cleaning up pollution by enhancing the same biodegradation process that occurs in nature.
    2. Any contaminant with heavy metals such as cadmium and lead can be readily and completely treated by bioremediation using microorganisms.
    3. Genetic engineering can be used to create microorganisms specifically designed for bioremediation.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only 
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  90. The Trade Disputes Act of 1929 provided for
    a. the participation of workers in the management of industries
    b. arbitrary powers to the management to quell industrial disputes.
    c. an intervention by the British Court in the even of a trade dispute.
    d. a system of tribunals and a ban on strikes.
  91. Local self-government can be best explained as an exercise in
    a. Federalism
    b. Democratic decentralization
    c. Administrative delegation
    d. Direct democracy 
  92. Consider the following statements:
    With reference to the Constitution of India, the Directive Principles of State Policy constitute limitations upon
    1. legislative function
    2. executive function
    Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only
    c. both 1 and 3
    d. neither 1 nor 2
  93. The term Digital Single Market Strategy seen in the news referee to
    a. ASEAN
    b. BRICS
    c. EU
    d. G20
  94. At one of the places in India, if you stand on the seashore and watch the sea, you will find that the sea water recedes from the shore line a few kilometres and comes back to the shore twice a day, and you can actually walk on the sea floor when the water recedes. this unique phenomenon is seen at
    a. Bhavnagar
    b. Bheemunipatnam
    c. Chandipur 
    d. Nagapattinam
  95. With reference to the Prohibition of Benami  Property Transactions Act, 1988 consider the following statements:
    1. A property transaction is not treated as a benami transaction if the owner of the property is not aware of the transaction
    2. Properties held benami are liable for confiscation by the government
    3. The Act provides for three authorities for investigations but doesn’t provide for any appellate mechanism
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only 
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. 2 and 3 only
  96. Due to some reasons, if there is a huge fall in the population of species of butterflies, what could be its likely consequences ?
    1. Pollination of some plants could be adversely affected
    2. There could be a drastic increase in the fungal infections of some cultivated plants.
    3. It could lead to a fall in the population of some species of wasps, spiders and birds.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 and 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only 
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  97. It is possible to produce algae based biofuels, but what is/are the likely limitation(s) of developing countries in promoting this industry?
    1. Production of algae based biofuels is possible in seas only and not on continents.
    2. Setting up and engineering the algae based biofuel production requires high level of expertise.technology until the construction is completed.
    3. Economically viable production necessities the setting up large scale facilities which may raise ecological and social concerns.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 and 2 only
    b. 2 and 3 only 
    c. 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  98. Which of the following are the objectives of National Nutrition Mission?
    1. To create awareness relating to malnutrition among pregnant women and lactating mothers.
    2. To reduce the incidence of anaemia among you children, adolescent girls and women.
    3. To promote the consumption of millets, coarse cereals and unpolished rice
    4. To promote the consumption of poultry eggs
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 and 2 only 
    b. 1, 2 and 3 only
    c. 1, 2 and 4 only
    d. 3 and 4 only
  99. Consider the following statements:
    1. The Factories Act, 881 was passed with a view to fix the wages of the industrual workers and to allow the workers to form trade unions
    2. N.M.Lokhande was a pioneer in organizing the labour movement in British India
    Which of the above states is/are correct?
    a. 1 only
    b. 2 only 
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. Neither 1 nor 2
  100. In the context of mitigating the impending global warming due to anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide, which of the following can be the potential sites for carbon sequestration?
    1. Abandoned and uneconomic coal seams
    2. Depleted oil and gas reservoirs
    3. Subterranean deep saline formations
    Select the correct answer using the code given below:
    a. 1 and 2 only
    b. 3 only
    c. 1 and 3 only
    d. 1, 2 and 3 
Akshay Palande

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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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