Prelims 2000

Tropic of Capricorn passes through which of the following countries?1. Peru2. Brazil3. South Africa4. AustraliaSelect the correct answer using the code given below:A.1, 2 and 3B.1, 2 and 4C.2, 3 and 4D.1, 3 and 4Explanation :The line passes through Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Namibia, Botswana,South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Australia and French Polynesia, clipping New Caledonia,Continue reading “Prelims 2000”

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)

What is the aim of the programme ‘PMGDISHA’? (a) A programme for empowerment of rural destitute women by providing them source of livelihood. (b) To make 6 Crore rural households digitally literate by March 2019. (c) It aims to provide Digital education to the rural children in the age group of 7 14 years throughContinue reading “Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA)”

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Consider the following statements with respect to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY): 1. It intends to recognize the knowledge acquired and skills equipped by the participants through certification. 2. Persons from both organized and unorganized sectors can join the scheme. 3. It is being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation. Which of the statementsContinue reading “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)”

Brief about Bio-fortification

Consider the following statements 1.     Biofortification is the process by which the nutritional quality of food crops is improved through agronomic practices, conventional plant breeding, or modern biotechnology. 2.     Conventional fortification differs from Biofortification in that conventional fortification aims to increase nutrient levels in crops during plant growth rather than through manual means during processingContinue reading “Brief about Bio-fortification”

Prelims- Q30. Consider the following statements:

Q30. Consider the following statements: 1. The image formed by a plane mirror is always virtual and erect. 2. An image formed by a convex mirror is always virtual, erect and diminished. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. 2 only C. Both 1 and 2 D. Neither 1 norContinue reading “Prelims- Q30. Consider the following statements:”

Quiz- Q26. Which of the following statements regarding Mughal Architecture is/are correct?

Q26. Which of the following statements regarding Mughal Architecture is/are correct? 1. The Chahar Bagh system in the Mughal Architecture was first introduced by Babur in India. 2. The Pishtaq or Central Towering Dome became one of the most important aspects of Mughal Architecture. 3. Humayun’s Tomb was built in the tradition known as ‘HashtBihisht’.Continue reading “Quiz- Q26. Which of the following statements regarding Mughal Architecture is/are correct?”

Q21. Which of the following embellishments have been used for the interior and exterior surfaces of Taj Mahal?

Q21. Which of the following embellishments have been used for the interior and exterior surfaces of Taj Mahal? 1. Stone carvings in high and low relief on the walls. 2. Delicate carving of marble into jalis and graceful volute 3. Creation of arabesques with pietra dura 4. Art of calligraphy with the inlay of jasperContinue reading “Q21. Which of the following embellishments have been used for the interior and exterior surfaces of Taj Mahal?”

Q22. Which of the following are the features of Parliamentary Form of Government?

Q22. Which of the following are the features of Parliamentary Form of Government? 1. Presence of nominal and real executives 2. Membership of Ministers in the Legislature 3. Leadership of the Prime Minister or the Chief Minister 4. Fixed tenure of the Legislature Select the correct answer using the code given below: A. 1, 2Continue reading “Q22. Which of the following are the features of Parliamentary Form of Government?”

Quiz-Q23. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

Q23. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched? Enzymes Produced In A. Trypsin – Pancreas B. Pesin – Stomach C. Salivary Amylase – Saliva D. Lipase – Liver Answer: D Exp: The stomach is a large organ which expands when food enters it. The muscular walls of the stomach help in mixing theContinue reading “Quiz-Q23. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?”

Quiz-Q24- Asserssion and Reasoning Question

Paragraph: DIRECTIONS for Question No. 24: The following question consists of two statements, one labelled ‘Assertion’ (A) and the other labelled ‘Reason’ (R). Examine these two statements carefully and decide if the Assertion and the Reason are individually true and if so, whether the Reason is a correct explanation of the Assertion. Select your answerContinue reading “Quiz-Q24- Asserssion and Reasoning Question”

Special provision for Sikkim (Art 371F, 36th Amendment Act, 1975)

Special provision for Sikkim (Art 371F, 36th Amendment Act, 1975) The members of the legislative Assembly of Sikkim shall elect the representative of Sikkim in the House of the People. Parliament may provide for the number of seats in the Assembly to protect the rights and interests of various sections of the population of Sikkim,Continue reading “Special provision for Sikkim (Art 371F, 36th Amendment Act, 1975)”

Quiz- Q4. Which of the following is the most appropriate description of Species?

Q4. Which of the following is the most appropriate description of Species? A. The assemblage of the population of plants, animals, bacteria and fungi that live in an area and interact with each other. B. A community of animals and plants inhabiting a particular area. C. Similar organisms having the potential for interbreeding and producingContinue reading “Quiz- Q4. Which of the following is the most appropriate description of Species?”

Quiz- Q10. With reference to Mitochondria, consider the following statements:

Q10. With reference to Mitochondria, consider the following statements: 1. They have their own DNA and ribosomes. 2. They are storage sacs of solid and liquid content. 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 Answer: A Exp: MitochondriaContinue reading “Quiz- Q10. With reference to Mitochondria, consider the following statements:”

Quiz- Q11-12 Which of the following is not one of the reason for the existence of informal sector in a developing country?

Q11. Which of the following is not one of the reason for the existence of informal sector in a developing country? A. Tertiary economies in the formal sector are not developed well enough to absorb all the economies of the informal sector. B. The quality of products and the quality of work in the informalContinue reading “Quiz- Q11-12 Which of the following is not one of the reason for the existence of informal sector in a developing country?”

Quiz-Q6. When a constitutional amendment aims to modify an article related to the distribution of powers between the States and the Union government, then which of the following type of majority is required to amend the Constitution?

Q6. When a constitutional amendment aims to modify an article related to the distribution of powers between the States and the Union government, then which of the following type of majority is required to amend the Constitution? A. Simple majority in the Parliament with ratification by not less than half of the States. B. SpecialContinue reading “Quiz-Q6. When a constitutional amendment aims to modify an article related to the distribution of powers between the States and the Union government, then which of the following type of majority is required to amend the Constitution?”

Quiz- Q9. Consider the following statements regarding biodiversity hotspot:

Q9. Consider the following statements regarding biodiversity hotspot: 1. A biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region that is both threatened with destruction and is a significant reservoir of biodiversity. 2. The German biologist Ernst Haeckel coined the term “biodiversity hotspot”. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. 2 only C.Continue reading “Quiz- Q9. Consider the following statements regarding biodiversity hotspot:”

Quiz- Q7. Which of the following situations give rise to inflation?

Q7. Which of the following situations give rise to inflation? 1. When general level of prices of goods and services rises. 2. When general level of prices of goods and services falls. 3. When purchasing power of the currency decreases. 4. When purchasing power of the currency increases. Select the correct answer using the codeContinue reading “Quiz- Q7. Which of the following situations give rise to inflation?”

Quiz- Q8. Consider the following statements about a cave at Badami:

Q8. Consider the following statements about a cave at Badami: 1. The cave is popularly known as Indra cave. 2. Paintings in the cave represent an extension of tradition from Ajanta caves. 3. Paintings in this cave depict palace scenes. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. 1 and 3Continue reading “Quiz- Q8. Consider the following statements about a cave at Badami:”

Quiz- Q2. Consider the following diseases:

Q2. Consider the following diseases: 1. Malaria 2. Hepatitis B 3. Dysentery Which of the above disease(s) is/are caused by protozoans? A. 3 only B. 1 and 2 only C. 1 and 3 only D. 1, 2 and 3 Answer: C Exp: Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused byContinue reading “Quiz- Q2. Consider the following diseases:”

Quiz- Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Harappan civilization:

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Harappan civilization: 1. All of the cities were divided into two or more parts. 2. In the divided cities usually, the part to the west was larger but at a lower elevation and called as the lower town. 3. In the divided cities usually, the part to the eastContinue reading “Quiz- Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Harappan civilization:”

Quiz- Q16. Epidermis on the aerial parts of the plant often secretes a waxy layer to protect against:

Q16. Epidermis on the aerial parts of the plant often secretes a waxy layer to protect against: A. Loss of water B. Mechanical injury C. Invasion by parasitic fungi D. All of the above Answer: D Exp: The outermost layer of cells is known as epidermis. The epidermis is usually made of a single layerContinue reading “Quiz- Q16. Epidermis on the aerial parts of the plant often secretes a waxy layer to protect against:”

Quiz- Q15. The summation of the value of final goods and services produced in each sector of an economy during a particular year is:

Q15. The summation of the value of final goods and services produced in each sector of an economy during a particular year is: A. Net Domestic Product B. Gross National Product C. National Income D. Gross Domestic Product Answer: D Exp: The value of final goods and services produced in each sector during a particularContinue reading “Quiz- Q15. The summation of the value of final goods and services produced in each sector of an economy during a particular year is:”

Measles and Rubella

Measles  Measles  is a deadly disease and one of the important causes of death in children. It is highly contagious and spreads through coughing and sneezing of an infected person. Measles can make a child vulnerable to life threatening complications such as pneumonia, diarrhoea and brain infection. Globally, in 2015, measles killed an estimated 1,Continue reading “Measles and Rubella”

UPSC Prelim Examination Syllabus

Paper I- General Studies Current events of national and international importance. History of India and Indian National Movement. Indian and World Geography – Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World. Indian Polity and Governance – Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc. Economic and Social Development Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion,Continue reading “UPSC Prelim Examination Syllabus”