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1 It has been suggested that we should plant eucalyptus trees for arresting ecological
degradation. This is because
1. These trees absorb wastewater and release pure water vapour into the atmosphere.
2. They can be used for phytoremediation of soil polluted with heavy metals.
Which of the above is/are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. None
User Answer :
Correct Answer : C
Answer Justification :
Justification: Statement 1: Growing eucalyptus along sewage ponds absorbs all
surplus wastewater. It is said that these trees are thirsty of water and guzzle a lot of
water. The waste water is utilized for tree growth which then could yield fuelwood,
helping in many ways. So, 1 is correct.
Statement 2: When grown using wastewater, eucalyptus plantations can remove
toxic metals, since the trees are known to sequester, tolerate and accumulate high
levels of various heavy metals. So, 2 is correct.
Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus: Test 1: 6th Social Science NCERT
2 The Upanishads talk about finding out "the nature of the Self". The "Self" here refers to
A. Personality of human beings
B. Human body and mind
C. Human Ego
D. None of the above
User Answer : A
Correct Answer : D
Answer Justification :
Justification: The Upanishads tell us that the core of our own self is not the body,
or the mind, but atman or "Self". It is neither the ego. So, (a), (b) and (c) are all
wrong.
Atman is the core of all creatures, their innermost essence. It can only be perceived
by direct experience through meditation. It is when we are at the deepest level of our
existence.

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As per the Upanishads, "Brahman is the one underlying substance of the universe,
the unchanging "Absolute Being", the intangible essence of the entire existence."
When a person achieves moksha (liberation), their atman (self) returns to brahman
(the source), like a drop of water returning to the ocean.
Q Source: Improvisation: Page 85: Chapter 4: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian
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3 Aurora are multicoloured lights that appear in the upper atmosphere over the Polar
Regions and visible from locations in the middle and high latitudes. They are caused by
A. The interaction of solar wind with oxygen and nitrogen gas in the
atmosphere.
B. Variation of Sunspots along with magnetic activity of the earth
C. Reflection of gases and ions in the stratosphere
D. Reaction of ozone with nitrogen in upper troposphere
User Answer : A
Correct Answer : A
Answer Justification :
Learning: The Aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between
electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere
and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen.
The Aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically
charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere and collide
with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen.
Aurora in the Northern Hemisphere are called aurora borealis and aurora australis in
the Southern Hemisphere.
Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests related topics - Solar Wind
4 The Lokayatas believed in
1. Afterlife exists and humans carry karmic debt.
2. Human body is made of elements like water and air.
3. An eternal consciousness permeates the Universe and the human beings.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
A. 1 only

B. 2 only

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C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1 and 3 only
User Answer : B
Correct Answer : B
Answer Justification :
Justification: Lokayatas are also known as the materialists.
As per them, "A human being is made up of the four elements. When he dies the
earthy in him returns to the earth, the fluid to water, the heat to fire, the windy to air,
and his senses pass into space." So, 2 is correct.
As per them, there is no this world or that world or this life or that life. What exists
is only what can be seen here and now. So, Consciousness, God, Karma, rebirth,
incarnation etc do not exist and are mere fallacies. So, 1 and 3 would be incorrect.
Q Source: Improvisation: Page 87: Chapter 4: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian
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5 How are plants that use C4 pathways different from the ones that use C3 pathways?
1. C4 pathway plants tolerate higher temperatures.
2. C4 plants do photorespiration which is absent in C3 plants.
3. C4 plants have greater productivity of biomass than C3 plants.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
A. 1 and 2 only
B. 1 and 3 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3
User Answer : A
Correct Answer : B
Answer Justification :
Justification: Plants that are adapted to dry tropical regions have the C4 pathway.
C4 carbon fixation is one of three biochemical processes, along with C3 and CAM
photosynthesis, used to fix carbon in plants. It is believed to have evolved more
recently.
C4 plants are special: They have a special type of leaf anatomy, they tolerate higher

Learning: Plants that are not traditionally grown in a climate would be possible to grow using a controlled environment system like hydroponics. www. 1 is wrong. Hydroponics requires special "grow lights" to replace sunlight.temperatures. believes that hydroponics will create advances within space travel. 2 only C.12th NCERT Biology 7 The decision-making in Buddhist sanghas was based on A. So. 2 is correct.insightsias. Crop can be grown without sunlight using artificial lighting. basement or warehouse. but 2 is incorrect.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. 1 only B. without soil. Dictation by the senior-most monk within the Sangha C.12th NCERT Biology 6 In the technique of hydroponics 1. Which of the above is/are correct? A. as most hydroponic gardens are grown inside a building. they lack a process called photorespiration and have greater productivity of biomass. Consensus arrived at through discussions or voting B. in water. An elaborate hierarchy of monks which passed on decisions from lower to higher levels . they show a response to high light intensities.com 4 correct. None User Answer : A Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : Justification: Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture and is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions. So. Consent of the enlightened Boddhisatvas D. Both 1 and 2 D. Ray Wheeler. Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus . 1 and 3 are INSIGHTS IAS TEST . So. Soil is used alongwith nutrient solution to grow crops 2. NASA has also looked to utilize hydroponics in the space program. a plant physiologist from USA. Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus . | All rights reserved. He terms this as a bioregenerative life support system.

This repression for banks mean A. where consensus was arrived at through discussions. decisions were taken by a vote on the subject. (a) is a more appropriate option than (b) or (c). all were regarded as equal. Policy problem is exhibited by banks suffering from "Double repression". If that failed. (d) cannot be correct. | All rights reserved. high SLR requirements and PSL obligations (45% of total lending to agriculture) force less-efficient resource (credit) deployment. high inflation since last decade has lead to negative real interest . having shed their earlier social identities on becoming bhikkhus and bhikkhunis.I 8 The Economic Survey 2014-15 mentions that banks are in a situation of "Double financial repression".insightsias. Generally the internal functioning of the sangha was based on the traditions of ganas and sanghas. So.User Answer : C Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : INSIGHTS IAS TEST .g. Q Source: Page 92: Chapter 4: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History . So.com 5 Justification: The Buddha's followers came from many social groups including kings as well as workers and slaves. Government control of both money and capital markets C. Advice of senior-most monks or the Buddha himself was sought on difficult matters. For e. if government borrows too much from the market. On the liability idea.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. On the asset side. It means crowding out private sector investments from both asset and liability side. www. Once within the sangha. too little credit will be available at high interest rates that hurt corporate sector credit deployment and profitability. Government regulation of private banks as well as securities markets B. Financial repression on both the assets and liabilities side of banks User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification & Learning: Financial repression happens when government borrowing crowds out private sector investment. Imposition of Basel norms on the banking sector despite structural bottlenecks D.

founded by Makkhali Gosala. namely. Barabar Hill contains four caves. Pulicat Lake 4. Loktak Lake 3. Karan Chaupar.I 10 Protected areas are located on which of the following lakes in India? 1. 2 only C. 2. The caves were used by ascetics from the Ajivika sect. 1. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . www. So. 3. The caves were used by ascetics from the Ajivika sect. Therefore. Pichola Lake .10 (C) Insights Active Learning. So. Sudama and Lomas Rishi Caves are the earliest examples of rock-cut architecture in India Q Source: Page 107: Chapter 4: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History . some with Ashokan inscriptions. 1 and 3 are correct. 1 only B.insightsias.com 6 Option (c) is not a form of financial repression. A. 1. Kolleru Lake 2. 2 and 3 only User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification & Learning: The Barabar Caves are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India.rates. and a sharp reduction in savings. | All rights reserved. At the site several rock-cut Buddhist and Hindu sculptures are also present. (d) is the most appropriate option. Mauryas constructed some of these caves. 2 is also correct. Q Source: Revision of important Past Year Current Affairs: Economic Survey 2014-15 9 Consider the following about the Barabar Caves. 2 and 3 only D. Sudama and Visva Zopri. Select the correct answer using the codes below. These are rock-cut caves. Lomas Rishi. a contemporary of Gautama Buddha and Mahavira. mostly dating from the Maurya Empire (322-185 BCE).

So. 2 and 3 only D. 2 and 3 only D. A.insightsias. Dongaria Kondhs Select the correct answer using the codes below. 3 and 4 only C. 3 and 4 User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification: Statement 1 and 2: Matriliny is closely interwoven in Garo and Khasi . 1 and 2 only INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary is located in Nellore. A. | All rights reserved. It is home to pelicans. 1 is correct. Lake Pichola is an artificial fresh water lake situated in Udaipur city in Rajasthan. So. 1 and 2 only B. 2 and 3 only B. 3 and 4 User Answer : Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification: Atapaka Bird Sanctuary is a bird sanctuary located on the Kolleru Lake in Andhra Pradesh. The Kolleru Lake is a Ramsar Site. 2. 4 is incorrect. So. 1. So. Pulicat Lake is the second largest brackish-water eco-system in India after Chilka lake in Orissa.Important lakes covered earlier 11 Which of these tribes in India are matrilineal? 1. 1. Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus .Select the correct answer using the codes below. AP. 3 is also correct. 1. Lepchas 4.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. 2 is also correct. Khasi 3. www. 1. Keibul Lamjao National Park is located on the Loktak lake.com 7 C. 2. Garo 2.

Gas B. Thus. Campaign for the freedom of thought and expression D. In both the societies the jural rights of the women to inherit the land. Reservoir Rocks User Answer : A Correct Answer : A . and other privileges of matriliny raise the status of womenfolk considerably. you would first come across A. Encourage its followers to question all authority B.I 12 The Young Bengal Movement by Louis Vivian Derozio did NOT A. The Young Bengal movement was a group of radical Bengali free thinkers emerging from Hindu College. Water D.8th NCERT History 13 While drilling a petroleum and natural gas deposits. Q SourceImprovisation: Combination of the question on tribal sex-ratio in GS-1 Civil Services (mains) 2015 and Page 55: Chapter 3: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History . Statement 3 and 4: The families are patrilineal and patrilocal. Promote the ideal of salvation through social service and selfless action User Answer : C Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification: Option (d) was the path of the Ramakrishna Mission. Oil C. in these societies the descent of every INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus .com 8 individual is always reckoned and traced through the mother alone. The details about these tribe have been covered in previous tests. www. Calcutta.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. The Young Bengals were inspired and excited by the spirit of free thought and revolt against the existing social and religious structure of Hindu society. Demand education for women C. The inheritance in both the Khasi and the Garo societies is through the mother and it is restricted to the female line.cultures.insightsias. | All rights reserved.

These inscriptions were dispersed throughout the areas of modern-day Bangladesh. 2 and 4 only C. Kandahar 3. | All rights reserved. Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus .com 10 .insightsias.Answer Justification : Justification & Learning: The order of occurrence is as follows: Impervious rocks then gas.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. 2. A. Tosali and Suvarnagiri. 1 and 3 only B. www. 1. www. INSIGHTS IAS TEST .com 9 So. all mentioned in Ashokan inscriptions. Sannati 2. Ujjayini.the capital Pataliputra and the provincial centres of Taxila.insightsias. then oil and then water followed by the reservoir rocks. 2 and 3 only D. | All rights reserved. INSIGHTS IAS TEST .10 (C) Insights Active Learning. 1. Sopara 4. (a) is the answer. 3 and 4 User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Learning: There were five major political centres in the empire .8th NCERT Science 14 Ashokan inscriptions can be found in 1. Ujjayini Select the correct answer using the codes below.

The system of a closed cabinet that advised the King D. Q Source: Improvisation: Page 31 (Fig 2.India. From the Harshacharitra. The edicts describe in detail the Ashoka's view about dhamma. Defeated Samantas had to offer their sons and minor princes to the Emperor so that they are groomed in the imperial traditions and grow to be loyal to the emperor.insightsias.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. www. | All rights reserved.2): Chapter 2: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History . . Just go through the list of major Ashokan inscriptions in the image below or as in the Q source. Render military aid to the emperor. The institution is considered to belong properly to the Gupta Empire and is closely associated with the origin and growth of feudalism in India.I 15 The Samanta system in the Gupta Empire refers to INSIGHTS IAS TEST . we understand that the Samanta had 5 duties. Independent rulership of an adjoining territory providing military support to the emperor User Answer : B Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Learning: It can refers to a territorial vassal or governor (a person who provides military support and governs a territory) under a king or monarch in exchange for certain guarantees) The institution of Samanta finds mention for the first time in epigraphs of northern India dating to the 6th century century. Afghanistan and Pakistan and represent the first tangible evidence of Buddhism. an earnest attempt to solve some of problems that a complex society faced. Landlordship of large areas affiliated to farmers B.com 11 A. They are: Paying yearly tributes to the emperor. Nepal. Perform administrative and judicial functions in times of peace. Paying homage to the emperor in person. Hierarchical lordship of villages and municipalities in the empire C.

and excessive flow of water dilutes the concentration of contaminants like fluoride and nitrates.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. Cabinet Secretary is the ex-officio Chairman of the AEC. Both 1 and 2 D. 2 only C. Select the correct answer using the codes below. A. 1. 1. 2 and 3 . 1 only B.Q Source: Improvisation: Page 40: Chapter 2: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History . Statement 2: In coastal areas. 2 only C.com 12 User Answer : D Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Justification: Statement 1: Rain water harvesting increases recharge of groundwater. www. Q Source: Improvisation: Page 67: Chapter 6: 12th NCERT: India. It arrests salt water intrusion in coastal areas if used to recharge aquifers. 1 and 2 only B. It improves the quality of groundwater through dilution of contaminants like fluoride and nitrates. | All rights reserved.insightsias. Which of the above is/are correct? A. recharge of rainwater into the ground through harvesting would prevent sea-water ingress into fresh water aquifers. None INSIGHTS IAS TEST . The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is under the direct charge of the Prime Minister. where there is excessive groundwater extraction. 2. 2.I 16 Rain water harvesting has which of the following benefits? 1. 3. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) of India is the governing body of the DAE. 2 and 3 only D. People and Economy 17 Consider the following about the governance of Atomic Energy in India.

1. 1234 B. atomic scientists in the country. The other Members of the AEC are appointed for each calendar year on the recommendation of the Chairman. Statement 3: The Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Atomic Energy is ex-officio Chairman of the Commission. 2143 C. Invasion of Alexander of Macedon 3. to train. to promote nuclear research in commission's own laboratories as well as in India. 1423 User Answer : A Correct Answer : A . Rulers of Magadha consolidate power 2. www. Chinese pilgrim Xuan Zang travels to India in search of Buddhist texts Which of these is the correct chronological order of the above? A. AEC and after approval by the Prime Minster. | All rights reserved. Rise of the Chalukyas in Karnataka and of the Pallavas in Tamil Nadu 4. Q Source: Page 82: Chapter 7: 12th NCERT: India.insightsias.User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification & Learning: Statement 1: The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) came into being in 1954 under the direct charge of the Prime Minister through a Presidential Order.com 13 to undertake prospecting of atomic minerals in India and to extract such minerals for use on industrial scale. Statement 2: The Atomic Energy Commission was set up in 1948 to look after atomic energy activities in the country. The functions of the Atomic Energy Commission are: to organise research in atomic scientists in the country. People and Economy 18 Consider the following major Political and Economic Developments in ancient India.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . 4132 D.

It has led to which other problems in some states? . Yield level of maize is higher than other coarse cereals. It is high in southern states and declines towards central parts. www. But it is a kharif crop in northern India where it is mostly grown as a fodder crop. 2 must come after 1. Andhra Pradesh. Chalukyas rose around 500-600 CE (much later than Maghadhas). 2 is correct.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. So. Maize is not grown in southern states but its yield starts increasing towards central India. Which of the above is/are correct? INSIGHTS IAS TEST . South of Vindhyachal it is a rainfed crop and its yield level is very low in this region. So. The only answer possible is (a). which eliminates option (b). So.com 14 A. Crop yield of Jowar increases South of Vindhyachal as it becomes an irrigated crop there. None User Answer : Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification: Statement 1: Bajra is sown in southern states as both Kharif and Rabi crops. 2 only C. Q Source: Page 50: Chapter 2: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History .insightsias. Both 1 and 2 D. 1 is wrong Statement 2: The leading producers of maize are the states of Madhya Pradesh. 4 must come after 3. and Xuan Zang visited around 600-650 CE.I 19 Consider the following about crop yields in India. So.Answer Justification : Justification: Rulers of Magadha consolidated power around 500-400 BCE. | All rights reserved. Karnataka. 1 only B. People and Economy 20 The over-use of ground water resources has led to decline in ground water table in some states. Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Alexander invaded around 327-325 BCE. 1. Q Source: Page 47: Chapter 5: 12th NCERT: India. 2.

Rajasthan.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Punjab. West Bengal. and five blocks of Delhi.insightsias. None User Answer : C Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Justification & Learning: Abnormal level of fluoride in water is common in fractured hard rock zone with pegmatite (intrusive igneous rock) veins. Madhya Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh. Bihar. Haryana. High levels of arsenic above the permissible levels of 50 parts per billion (ppb) are found in the alluvial plains of Ganges. So. So. Madhya Pradesh. 2 only C. People and . Orissa. 1 only B. Presence of heavy metals in groundwater is found in 13 states. Punjab. 1 is correct. www. Increased fluoride concentration in ground-water in states like Rajasthan 2.com 15 Kerala.1. Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Haryana. Rajasthan. Uttar Pradesh. Karnataka. Increase in concentration of arsenic in parts of West Bengal and Bihar Which of the above is/are correct? A. Arsenic contamination of groundwater is a form of groundwater pollution which is often due to naturally occurring high concentrations of arsenic in deeper levels of groundwater. Tamil Nadu. Orissa. 2 is also correct. Karnataka. Bihar. Andhra Pradesh. namely.5ppm occur in 14 Indian states. Gujarat. Himachal Pradesh. Both 1 and 2 D.. Assam. Tamil Nadu. Q Source: Improvisation: Page 65: Chapter 6: 12th NCERT: India. Fluoride ions from these minerals leach into the groundwater and contribute to high fluoride concentrations The incidence of fluoride above permissible levels of 1. | All rights reserved. Maharashtra. viz.

you could come across 1. Sal forests 2. .com 16 All of these harsh chemicals are usually highly reactive and oxidizing. nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere B. Bamboo grasslands 3. nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds in the atmosphere. Reaction of sunlight with nitrogen and sulphur dioxides in the atmosphere D. Chinkaras Select the correct answer using the codes below. particularly nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide Peroxyacyl nitrates Tropospheric ozone Volatile organic compounds INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Reaction of volatile organic compounds with lead and nitrogen in the atmosphere C. It is present in all modern cities. www. Q Source: Improvisation: Page 137: Chapter 12: 12th NCERT: India. | All rights reserved. Chemical reaction of nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide in the atmosphere User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Learning: Photochemical smog is the chemical reaction of sunlight. Photochemical smog is therefore considered to be a problem of modern industrialization. warm. Chemical reaction of sunlight.Economy 21 Urban smog or photochemical smog found in cities like Delhi is formed due to A. This noxious mixture of air pollutants may include the following: Aldehydes Nitrogen oxides.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. dry climates and a large number of motor vehicles like in Delhi. but it is more common in cities with sunny. which leaves airborne particles and ground-level ozone.insightsias. People and Economy 22 If you happen to visit the Chotanagpur plateau.

insightsias. 2 and 3 User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Learning: The Chota Nagpur dry deciduous forests. Land with weed growth Select the correct answer using the codes below. chinkara. blackbuck. Tigers.I: Page 13 23 Which type of areas can be classified as wastelands? 1.9th NCERT Geography-Chapter 2: Contemporary India . 1 and 2 only B. encompasses the plateau. The plateau is also swampy in some places and in other parts is covered with bamboo grasslands and shrubs. So. Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus . 1 and 3 only D. 1 only C. 2 only D. 2 and 3 only C. 1. A.A. Steep sloping land INSIGHTS IAS TEST .10 (C) Insights Active Learning. The plateau is covered with a variety of different habitats of which Sal forest is predominant. 2 is correct. www. | All rights reserved. a tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests ecoregion.com 17 2. So. four-horned antelope. Indian grey hornbill and other hornbills. So. Coastal sands 3. dhole wild dog and sloth bear are some of the animals found here while birds include the threatened lesser florican. 1. 1 and 2 only B. 2 and 3 User Answer : B Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : . 1 is correct. 3 is correct. Asian elephants.

2.Justification: Statement 1: Steep sloping land can be declared unfit for any agricultural activity. So. India. 1. Q Source: Page 143: Chapter 12: 12th NCERT: India. of which only about $17 billion was with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) partners. Statement 3: High weed growth shows that the land is still productive but not maintained. Which of the above is/are correct? A. www. So. More of India's foreign trade is carried with South Asian neighbours than the rest of the world. Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. So. if 2 is correct and 3 is incorrect. you should look at other statements and options to finalize your answer. 1 only B. .10 (C) Insights Active Learning. People and Economy 24 Consider the following statements about India's foreign trade. Pakistan. So. Crops like tea or coffee are grown on mild slopes. the only appropriate option will be (a). Bhutan. Statement 2: Coastal sands are unfit for growing crops and thus classified as a wasteland. SAARC includes Bangladesh. Bhutan. 2 only C. a small portion is also carried through land route to neighbouring countries like Nepal. None User Answer : B Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification: Statement 1: Most of India's foreign trade is carried through sea and INSIGHTS IAS TEST . 3 will be incorrect. Even if you are in doubt about statement 1.com 18 air routes. However. More of India's foreign trade is carried through the sea routes than land routes. Bangladesh and Pakistan. | All rights reserved. the Maldives. Nepal. 2 is correct. It can be used for agricultural activities if maintained well.insightsias. 1 is correct. Statement 2: India's global trade was worth an estimated $800 billion in 2012-13. Both 1 and 2 D.

coastal lagoons are shallow. So.com 19 26 Consider the following domestic freight transport modes.Q Source: Page 129: Chapter 11: 12th NCERT: India. A relative drop in sea level may leave a lagoon largely dry. or if the range of tides is more than 4 metres. Q Source: Improvisation: Page 63: Chapter 6: 12th NCERT: India. Due to this. 1. Railways 3. www. Inland waterways Arrange the above in order of decreasing share in domestic freight traffic? . A. and the sea-level is rising relative to the land along the shore. Gently sloping coasts 3. High range of tides Select the correct answer using the codes below. 3 is incorrect. 1 and 2 only B. People and Economy 25 Formation of coastal lagoons is facilitated by 1. Roadways 2. and leave reefs too deep under water to protect the lagoon. 1 is correct. 2 is also correct. So. 2 and 3 only C. 2 and 3 User Answer : Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification: Coastal lagoons form along gently sloping coasts where barrier islands or reefs can develop off-shore. Due to the gentle slope of the coast. 1 and 3 only D. So. India has a vast coastline and the coast is very indented in some states.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. | All rights reserved. People and Economy INSIGHTS IAS TEST . 1. Coastal lagoons do not form along steep or rocky coasts.insightsias. a number of lagoons and lakes have formed. while a rise in sea level may let the sea breach or destroy barrier islands. Presence of indented coastline 2.

fast moving consumer (FMC) goods etc.A. 1>2. Indian textiles had to compete with British textiles in the European and American markets. This is partly linked to an increase in the share of manufactured goods like white goods. So.com 20 Justification:After the development of British textile industries. America and Europe. 1. www. 132 User Answer : B Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification:Statement 1 and 2: Railways accounted for about 42% and roadways for about 58% of India's total freight traffic in 2011-12. Englishmade cotton textiles ousted Indian goods from their traditional markets in Africa. Select the correct answer using the codes below. 2 and 3 User Answer : B Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : INSIGHTS IAS TEST . People and Economy 27 How the development of cotton industries in Britain affected textile producers in India in the colonial period? 1. 1 and 2 only B. 123 B. Q Source:Page 114: Chapter 10: 12th NCERT: India. compared with China's 47%. Very high duties were imposed on Indian textiles imported into Britain. These cargos move over shorter distances and are time sensitive. 213 C. 2. An export promotion obligation was imposed on domestic cotton textiles in India which increased imports at the expense of exports. A.insightsias. 3. 1 and 3 only C.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. British . in the European Union it stands at 44%. Statement 3: Inland waterways in India makes up a paltry 3% of the total transport. and options (b) and (c) are eliminated. | All rights reserved. 2 and 3 only D. 231 D.

| All rights reserved.8th NCERT History 28 The State/Union territory (UT) with the highest road density in India is A. English and European companies stopped buying Indian goods and their agents no longer gave out loans and advances. Bengal weavers were the worst hit. Kerala D.69 km per 1.854.000 sq km while Chandigarh is a close second with 18.000 sq km ranks second. Q Source:Page 116: Chapter 10: 12th NCERT: India. They would have actually hurt British interests. So. No such export promotion obligations were put. Goa has the fourth highest road density in the country among states with a road network stretching 2.000 sq km surpasses all other states while Tripura with a road density of 3. Delhi ranks first among the states and union territories with a density of 19. So. Exporting textiles to England also became increasingly difficult since very high duties were imposed on Indian textiles imported into Britain. 2 is correct. www.578. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus . So.000 sq km of area.000 sq km. 3 is incorrect. Delhi User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification & Learning:Kerala with a road network of 5. Learning:By the beginning of the nineteenth century.23 km per 1.10 (C) Insights Active Learning.94 km per 1. as per figures of the year 2008 in economic survey 2011-12.931.95 km per 1.000 sq kms. thousands of weavers in India were now thrown out of employment.000 km per 1.026. 1 is correct. Puducherry and Lakshadweep have road density of more than 5.89 km per 1.insightsias. But the union territories have even better road density than bigger states. Goa C. Tripura B.268.slowly displaced traditional Indian markets.com 21 Economy 29 Indian National Satellite System (INSAT) can be used for . People and INSIGHTS IAS TEST .

1 and 3 only B. 2. 2 and 3 only D. aircraft or individuals. A. www. 1.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. Search and rescue services 3. 3 and 4 User Answer : D Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Justification: Statement 1: The services of both INSAT and IRS are being taken by the IMD for meterological purposes. Statement 4: It is done by Indian remote Sensing (IRS) satellites.insightsias. So. Provide independent grants to Gram Sabhas only for creation of critical infrastructure INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Meteorology 2. 2 is correct. Family-oriented income-generation schemes in sectors of agriculture and allied activities B. 1. aircraft or those carried by individuals.com 22 .1. Remote Sensing Select the correct answer using the codes below. Statement 3: It is as well-known fact that transponders carried on the satellites of INSAT enable telecommunication and broadcasting. Statement 2: INSAT helps provides location information of the distress signals transmitted by beacons mounted on board ships. Q Source: Page 123: Chapter 10: 12th NCERT: India. 2 and 4 only C. | All rights reserved. Develop tribal markets for better promotion of indigenous tribal arts and culture C. The location information is determined instantaneously and informed to rescue coordination centres for carrying out search and rescue operations of the affected ship. People and Economy 30 The Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub Plan is primarily intended to A. Telecommunications 4.

None User Answer : B Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Concept:In weight-losing industries. SCA is primarily meant for family-oriented income-generation schemes in sectors of agriculture. 2 only C. A part of SCA (not more than 30%) is also permitted to be used for development of infrastructure incidental to such income generating schemes. horticulture sericulture and animal husbandry cooperation.D. Q Source:Improvisation: Page 106: Chapter 9: 12th NCERT: India. why? 1. People and Economy 31 Petroleum refineries are preferably located near to the markets and not the oil fields. the weight of the final product is less than the weight of the raw material going into making the product. it would be very expensive to haul raw materials to the market for processing. INSIGHTS IAS . The industry uses a non-weight-losing raw material. 2. Which of the above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. Several products derived from crude oil can be used as raw material in other industries. in the copper industry. So. Both 1 and 2 D. (c) is incorrect. Open primary schools in remote tribal hamlets User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Learning:The Special Central Assistance (SCA) is provided by the Ministry of tribal Affairs to the State Government as an additive to the State TSP. For example. Tribal populace Below Poverty Line should alone be supported with SCA financed activities.

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So, industries using weight-losing raw materials are located in the
regions where raw materials are located.
Justification:Since Crude oil is not a weight losing raw material,
industries should ideally be located close to the market then. 1 will be
correct.
Transport of crude oil is easier and several products derived from them
are used as raw material in other industries nearby in the market.
Koyali, Mathura and Barauni refineries are typical examples. 2 will be
correct.
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People and Economy
32 Bulk of the valuable minerals in India are
1. Products of Hadean age
2. Mainly associated with Sedimentary rocks
Which of the above is/are correct?
A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. None
User Answer : B
Correct Answer : D
Answer Justification :
Justification: Bulk of the valuable minerals in India are products of
pre-Palaeozoic age spanning from 541 to 252.17 million years ago.
Hadean age refers to the one right after formation of earth. So, 1 is
incorrect.
These minerals are mostly associated with metamorphic and igneous
rocks of the peninsular India, and not sedimentary rocks. So, 2 is
incorrect too.
The vast alluvial plain tract of north India is devoid of minerals of
economic use.
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33 The Northern Black Polished Ware culture (NBPW) is an urban culture
belonging to the
A. Iron Age
B. Copper Age
C. Bronze Age
D. Gold Age
User Answer : A
Correct Answer : A
Answer Justification :
Learning: It is an urban Iron Age culture of the Indian Subcontinent,
lasting c. 700-200 BCE, succeeding the Painted Grey Ware culture and
Black and red ware culture.
It developed beginning around 700 BC, or in the late Vedic period, and
peaked from c. 500-300 BC, coinciding with the emergence of 16
great states or mahajanapadas in Northern India, and the subsequent
rise of the Mauryan Empire.
After recent excavations at Gotihwa in Nepal, archaeologist Giovanni
Verardi by radiocarbon datings says that proto-NBPW is at least from
900 BC.
Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus - 6th NCERT History
34 Maitri and Dakshin Gangotri are
A. Indian research stations in Antarctica
B. Observatories placed by IOR-ARC in the South China Sea
C. Ice tracking mechanism in the Arctic
D. Indian defence bases in the proposed MAUSAM project
User Answer : A
Correct Answer : A
Answer Justification :
Learning:The Indian Antarctic Program is a multi-disciplinary, multiinstitutional program under the
control of the National Centre for
Antarctic and Ocean Research, Ministry of Earth Sciences,
Government of India.

It was initiated in 1981 with the first Indian expedition to Antarctica.

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The program gained global acceptance with India's signing of the
Antarctic Treaty and subsequent construction of the Dakshin Gangotri
Antarctic research base in 1983, superseded by the Maitri base from
1990.
Under the program, atmospheric, biological, earth, chemical, and
medical sciences are studied by India, which has carried out several
scientific expeditions to the Antarctic.
Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus- 6th NCERT
geography - Chapter 5: Page 33
35 Consider the following about the mineral distribution in the Himalayan
belt.
1. No metallic minerals are found in the belt.
2. Minerals are found only on the eastern side of the belt.
3. Oil deposits can be found in the belt.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
A. 3 only
B. 1 and 2 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3
User Answer : A
Correct Answer : A
Answer Justification :
Justification:In the Himalayan belt copper, lead, zinc, cobalt and
tungsten are known to occur. So, 1 is wrong. However, in general, the
Himalayan belt is poor in metallic minerals.
They occur on both the eastern and western parts. For e.g. Assam
valley has mineral oil deposits. So, statement 2 is wrong, but 3 will be
correct.
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Owner of large land deeds given as a gift by the government .com/was inaugurated in 2015 at the 'SAAARC Trade Mart'. Aarogya.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. The portal is a comprehensive one-point information site and covers hospital-related and travel-related information on India.com INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Q Source: Important Current Affairs of Past year + Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus (Topic Medical Tourism covered in 12th NCERT Human Geography) http://pib. MedicalIndia. www. Officers who reported the activities in the country to the government B.insightsias.36 Which one among the following is an online initiative of the Union government in the field of healthcare tourism? A. Govt of India and the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC).aspx?relid=118665 37 Patidevakas in the ancient times were A. Ayurveda and Wellness centres etc. You may visit the website once to get acquainted with it.com User Answer : C Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : Learning:http://www. Indiahealthcaretourism.com D. The Healthcare Portal was developed by the Department of Commerce. It is a nicely designed website too. | All rights reserved.com B. Male performers in the royal courts D.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.indiahealthcaretourism.com 26 C. Male village headmen who also supervised local village court functioning C. MediConnectIndia. Facilities are located both in Tier I and Tier II cities. It covers several accredited medical facilities which include medical centres.

"the patidevakas should report to me about the affairs of the people at all times. A. Statement 2: Tidal power plants harness the rise and fall of water to .User Answer : D Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Learning:The duty of these officers was to superintend or oversee all that occurred in town or country and to make private reports to the INSIGHTS IAS TEST . So. anywhere. in the bedroom or in the garden. Arian notes that similar officers were employed by the authorities of the independent nations as well as by the monarchical governments of India. And I will dispose of the affairs of the people everywhere. Removing polluted water from river estuaries 2. | All rights reserved. Deep Sea mineral explorations Select the correct answer using the codes below. 1 and 2 only B. 1.insightsias. www. whether I am eating." Q Source:Page 47: Chapter 2: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History-I 38 Tides can be helpful in 1. 2 and 3 only C. 1 is correct. in the inner apartment. King Devanampiya says.com 27 government. 2 and 3 User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification:Statement 1: Because most estuaries are influenced by lunar tides. This helps clean the estuary. 1 and 3 only D. Generating electric power 3. the once-daily (diurnal) or twice-daily (semidiurnal) rise and fall of water results in a net flow out of the estuary.10 (C) Insights Active Learning.

The mountainous and hilly regions in the north and west do not allow adequate infiltration of groundwater. groundwater exists in deep aquifers while in others the water is stored near the surface. www. the mountainous and hilly regions in the north and west do not allow adequate infiltration and thus formation of aquifers is very limited and potential is less. As a consequence. So. 2. So. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus: 9th Geography NCERT 39 Why the groundwater potential in the Northern. The location of the aquifer also affects its recharge rate and its susceptibility to pollution and overuse. 2 only C.store water and release it for generating hydel power. So. None User Answer : B Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Justification & Learning:The presence and availability of groundwater varies greatly with changes in topography. 1 is correct. | All rights reserved. The underlying geology limits the formation of large continuous aquifers in the peninsular part of the country. Western and Peninsular INSIGHTS IAS TEST .10 (C) Insights Active Learning. 2 is correct. 1 only B.insightsias. Statement 1: In general. the aquifers are . Statement 2: Almost the entire peninsular region is covered by a variety of hard rock and fissure formations.com 28 regions of India is lesser as compared to valleys and other lower lying areas? 1. subsurface geology and the prevailing climate in the region. Both 1 and 2 D. In some areas. A 3 MW tidal power project at Durgaduani in Sunderbans of West Bengal is under way. groundwater is mostly limited to valleys and other lower lying areas. Which of the above is/are correct? A.

Q Source:Improvisation: Page 61: Chapter 6: 12th NCERT: India. 4 and 5 User Answer : A Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Learning: Kandla Port is located on the Gulf of Kutch. Paradip Port is an artificial and deep-water port. If the rock formation is porous. Heavy precipitation . 4 and 5 are incorrect. | All rights reserved. Freezing and thawing of ice B.insightsias. So. 2 and 3 only D. Tuticorin Port is an artificial deep-sea harbour of India. 1. Trombay 5. formation of large aquifers is possible and yield will be high.nearly 87 million tonnes annually. Port Blair Select the correct answer using the codes below. People and Economy 41 Surface salinity of ocean water in Polar Regions is most influenced by A. A.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. It is the largest port of India by volume of cargo handled . Second largest is Visakhapatnam.discontinuous and as a result the yield is very limited. 1. Trombay and Port blair are minor ports managed by the state government. Tuticorin 2. Paradwip 4. Q Source:Page 130: Chapter 11: 12th NCERT: India. Kandla INSIGHTS IAS TEST . 3. www. 3 and 5 only B. 2. 2 and 4 only C. 1. People and Economy 40 Which of the following ports are major ports managed by the Central government? 1.com 29 3.

So. Asbestos Select the correct answer using the codes below. 2 and 3 User Answer : Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification:Statement 1: Inhalation exposure to beryllium primarily occurs in the workplaces where it is mined. A. Ammonia 3. (a) is correct. (b) and (c) are not as appropriate as (a). Effect is minimal in Polar Regions. www. or from the burning of coal or fuel oil and in tobacco smoke. | All rights reserved.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. 2 and 3 only C. Heavy precipitation occurs in tropical areas affecting ocean water INSIGHTS IAS TEST . processed. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus: 11th Fundamental Physical Geography NCERT 42 Apart from compounds like carbon dioxide. Fresh water flow from rivers D. Acute (short-term) inhalation exposure to high levels of beryllium has been observed to cause inflammation of the lungs. which of the following are involved in air pollution? 1. Same is true for fresh water flow from rivers. Beryllium 2. So. 1. . or converted into alloys and chemicals. 1 and 3 only D.insightsias.C.com 30 salinity. Biomass upwelling from the ocean bed User Answer : B Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification:The thawing of large icebergs (made of frozen fresh water and lacking any salt) will decrease the salinity while the actual freezing of seawater will increase the salinity temporarily. 1 and 2 only B.

soil acidification. It was land granted to a Brahmana who was usually exempted from paying land revenue.insightsias. asbestos divides into millions of fine fibers in the manufacturing process. fertilization of vegetation. The land holder could collect land dues from the local people. and was often given the right to collect these dues from the local people. who was usually exempted from paying land revenue and other dues to the king. including education. 1 only B. | All rights reserved. Statement 3: Instead of forming dust particles when crushed. Learning:Agraharams were also known as Chaturvedimangalams in ancient times. None User Answer : A Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Justification:An agrahara was land granted to a Brahmana. People and Economy 43 Consider the following about Agrahara of the ancient period.com 31 2. Q Source:Page 136: Chapter 12: 12th NCERT: India. In the medieval period Agraharas became the foremost educational institutions in southern India during the medieval period. 1. www. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . . changes in ecosystems and smog and decreased visibility in cities and pristine areas. Asbestos fibers can have serious effects on human health if inhaled. They were also known as ghatoka. and boya.Statement 2: Both gaseous and particulate ammonia contribute to eutrophication of surface waters.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. Which of the above is/are correct? A. They were group settlements of brahmins who formed a corporate body and administered all affairs of the agrahara. both 1 and 2 are correct. 2 only C. Both 1 and 2 D. So.

Forests B. Appropriate year-round temperature for crop growth in Southern India B. Agricultural land in India totals a little over 50 percent of the total geographical area in the country. Soil in southern India is more nutrient rich than any part of Northern India C. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . High incidence of inter-cropping in South India as compared to Northern India .insightsias. The data is old. Permanent Pastures D.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. the location and capability of land. and tropical crops can be grown during any period in the year in Southern India.Q Source:Improvisation: Page 41: Chapter 2: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History-I 44 Share of land use in India is highest in which of these categories? A. institutional factors like ownership pattern and rights and state regulation. People and Economy 45 The distinction between Kharif. Rabi and Zaid seasons is not as marked in South India as it in Northern India. Area under non-agricultural use C. but the broad patterns are likely to be the same. Q Source:Page 42: Chapter 5: 12th NCERT: India. This is due to A. www. the demand pattern. the technology in use. Net Sown Area User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Learning:The figure below (or in the Q source) mentions land use percentages. | All rights reserved.com 32 Land use pattern qt any given time is determined by several factors including size of human and livestock population. the cultural traditions. This is the highest among the large and medium-sized countries of the world.

1. All of (a). INSIGHTS IAS TEST . So.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. www.D. | All rights reserved. Option (b) is wrong. Q Source:Page 47: Chapter 5: 12th NCERT: India. it was not to be increased ever in future. in this region same crops can be grown thrice in an agricultural year provided there is sufficient soil moisture. (a) is correct. The zamindars collected rent from the peasants to pay revenue to the East India Company. crops cannot be grown. 1 and 3 only C. A.insightsias. The revenue amount to be paid was fixed only for a financial year and then revised accordingly. Even if intercropping is followed and there is insufficient temperature. Select the correct answer using the codes below. The British recognized rajas and taluqdars as zamindars. 1. 1 and 2 only B. 2 and 3 only D. It was felt that this would ensure a regular flow of revenue into the . the temperature is high enough to grow tropical crops during any period in the year provided the soil moisture is available. So.com 33 Therefore. that is. (c) is incorrect. 2. People and Economy 46 Consider the following about the Permanent Settlement of 1793. 3. (b) and (c) User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification:In Southern India. 2 and 3 User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification:Statement 3: The amount to be paid was fixed permanently.

So. which archaeologists broadly classify as utilitarian and luxuries. Some graves contained pottery and ornaments. in some instances. 1 only B. These can indicate differences in social status. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus . If we study the distribution of such artefacts. miniature pots of faience. and there are none from small settlements like Kalibangan. Studying artefacts Which of the above is/are correct? A.8th NCERT History 47 Which of the following can give some evidence of the social differences existing in the Harappan period? 1. For e. For example. 2 only C. . the zamindar would benefit from increased production from the land. the hollowed-out spaces were lined with bricks. 1 is correct.com 34 2. we find that rare objects made of valuable materials are generally concentrated in large settlements like Mohenjodaro and Harappa and are rarely found in the smaller settlements. perhaps used as perfume bottles.Company's coffers and at the same time encourage the zamindars to invest in improving the land.insightsias.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. are found mostly in Mohenjodaro and Harappa. Since the revenue demand of the state would not be increased.g. Both 1 and 2 D. | All rights reserved. Studying burial grounds INSIGHTS IAS TEST . None User Answer : A Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Justification:Statement 1: Differences could be found in the way the burial pit were made. www. Statement 2: Another strategy to identify social differences is to study artefacts.

Per capita income User Answer : C Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Learning:The Classification of Indian cities comprises a ranking . All the objects in creation are illusory B.Class 11th 49 Indian cities are classified as metropolitan or non-metropolitan based on which criterion? A.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. www. But God is inner substance and the rest are his attributes. soul.TamilNadu History Textbook . 2 is also correct. | All rights reserved. Therefore. So. Population size D.Gold too was rare. He also advocated prabattimarga or path of self-surrender to God. Geographical extent B. God. Only the privileged ones can attain salvation D. According to him God is Sagunabrahman (with attributes). He invited the downtrodden to Vaishnavism.insightsias. God is without attributes and far from human grasp User Answer : B Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : INSIGHTS IAS TEST .com 35 Learning:Ramanuja preached Visishtadvaita in the twelfth century. Level of manufacturing activity C. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus. God. The creative process and all the objects in creation are real but not illusory as was held by Sankaracharya. Q Source:Page 9: Chapter 1: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian HistoryI 48 As per the philosophy of Ramanuja A. soul and matter are real C. These too indicate differences in social status. matter are real.

Geographical area coverage B.insightsias. www. as recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission in 2008 and Reserve Bank of India respectively A Metropolitan area has a population of ten lakhs (one million) or more. Q Source: Improvisation: Page 36: Chapter 4: 12th NCERT: India. It will also provide mapping and tracking services. HRA is also used by the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) to provide income tax exemptions. Extension to ocean routes D.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. People and Economy INSIGHTS IAS TEST . This satellite system aims to provide real-time data on the position of objects to aid road. air and maritime traffic. So. most appropriate option would be (b). So. User base and authorization C. specified by the Governor by public notification. Standard Positioning Service (SPS) is made available to all users. Learning:IRNSS consists of constellation of seven satellites of which three are geostationary and four are non-geostationary. . Cities are classified on HRA and on the basis of their population.system used by the Government of India to allocate House Rent Allowance (HRA) to public servants employed in different cities in the country.com 36 50 Restricted Service (RS) and Standard Positioning Service (SPS) provided under Indian Regional Navigation Satellite system (IRNSS) differ with respect to? A. Timing of service User Answer : B Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : Justification:RS is an encrypted service provided to authorised users such as military. | All rights reserved. (c) is correct. and comprises one or more districts comprising two or more Municipalities or Panchayats or other contiguous area.

the premise that there is no free will. because if everything is predestined based on universal principles. the only answer here can be (c). INSIGHTS IAS TEST . It must be predestined too. All events are entirely preordained and a function of cosmic principles.10 (C) Insights Active Learning.html 51 Which of the following arguments cannot be given by the tradition of the Ajivikas? A.livemint. Also.insightsias. is happening and will happen is entirely preordained and a function of cosmic principles. User Answer : D Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Justification:Even if you haven't read Ajivika sect philosophy. You get salvation when universal principles align in a particular way. then (d) follows. salvation or moksha cannot depend on your deeds. you can logically eliminate options and reach the right answer. Human beings do not have free will. which is the point made in (c). It is known for its Niyati doctrine of absolute determinism. So.Q Source: http://www. It considered the karma doctrine as a fallacy. D.com/Politics/Xj5BV6RhvppEUrrQk4629N/Isro-s uccessfully-launches-Indias-fifth-navigation-satellit. There is an atman in every living being. Learning: It was founded in the 5th century BCE by Makkhali Gosala. that everything that has happened. B. www. if everything is predetermined. We did not even need to eliminate option (b). human beings cannot have free will. and not just by your good or bad deeds. | All rights reserved.com 37 Suppose if (a) is correct. Ajivika metaphysics included a theory of atoms similar to the . Good deeds only will lead to salvation. C.

2. The above refer to? A.insightsias. 1. Volcanic action B. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus-9th NCERT Geography 53 Consider the following statements about a river.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. but they believed that in every living being is an ?tman-a central premise of Hinduism and Jainism.Vaisheshika school. The release of volcanic gases. Recently the Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement with World Bank for the river basin development. Gandak . qualities emerged from aggregates of atoms. Deposition of river sediments D. Filling of ocean depression User Answer : Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Learning: One of the distinct features of the peninsular plateau is the INSIGHTS IAS TEST . www. particularly sulfur dioxide. where everything was composed of atoms. during the formation of the traps contributed to contemporary climate change. Filling of Geosynclinal depression C. Followers of the sect were atheists and rejected the authority of the Vedas. The river is known as sorrow of Bihar. Q Source:Improvisation: Page 87: Chapter 4: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History-I 52 The Deccan trap was formed due to A. This is of volcanic origin hence the rocks are igneous. but the aggregation and nature of these atoms was predetermined by cosmic forces.com 38 black soil area known as Decean Trap. | All rights reserved. Actually these rocks have denuded over time and are responsible for the formation of black soil.

| All rights reserved. Kosi C. It will mainly include farmers who have lost their agricultural lands by the devastating 2008 Kosi River Flood due to the silt deposition.B.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. Augmenting Connectivity. Farmers will be benefitted from lower MRP of city compost as result of Market development assistance. 2. Enhancing Agricultural Productivity and Competitiveness.com/news/economy/infrastruc ture/world-bank-to-provide-250-mn-loan-for-kosi-basinproject/articleshow/50658360. . How will this policy help in circulating compost produced from city waste for the purpose of farming and agriculture? 1. Q Source:http://economictimes. Nirmala D.insightsias. State's capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency.com 39 producers in the Kosi River Basin who are regularly exposed to floods. www. Damodar User Answer : B Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : Learning:The WB loan Project objective is to enhance: Resilience to floods from Kosi River which is infamously dubbed as sorrow of Bihar and increase agricultural production and productivity of targeted districts along the river basin.indiatimes. All registered fertilizer companies will receive free city compost for conversion to fertilizer to exclusively supply agricultural farms. Five components of Project are: Improving Flood Risk Management. Implementation Support Contingent Emergency Response. The primary beneficiaries of this Project are rural households and INSIGHTS IAS TEST .cms 54 The Union Cabinet has recently given its approval to Policy on Promotion of City Compost.

1 is correct. Q Source: http://pib. Kerala has the highest HDI at about 0. Statement 2: It is wrong. TamilNadu D. 1500 per tonne of city compost has been added. This assistance will reduce MRP for farmers.in/newsite/PrintRelease. 1 only B. Both 1 and 2 D. provision for Market development assistance of Rs.com 40 55 Which one of the following States/Union Territories (UTs) of India has the highest rank in the Human Development Index after Kerala? A. | All rights reserved.790.Which of the above is/are correct? A.insightsias. Maharashtra C.aspx?relid=134638 INSIGHTS IAS TEST . For promoting the use of compost.750. www. Goa B. Delhi User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Learning:These are old figures. None User Answer : B Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification: Composting is process of recycling of organic matter or waste into useful fertilizers for soil. . but the trend is likely to be the same. fertilizer companies will co-market City Compost along with chemical fertilizers.nic. 2 only C. Delhi has around 0. Compost obtained from city garbage will provide primary as well as secondary nutrients to soil improving its productivity.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. Statement 1: For increasing production and consumption of City Compost. Instead. So. these companies will adopt villages.

People and Economy 56 Sikkim has formally become India's first fully organic state as it has A. For this state had implemented principles ad guidelines prescribed in National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP).thehindu.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. and others as either medium HDI or low HDI states.com 41 certified organic land by using organic practices.insightsias.com/news/national/sikkim-becomes-indi as-first-organic-state/article8107170. So. Q Source:Improvisation: Page 28: Chapter 3: 12th NCERT: India. Banned the production of meat in the state B. Allowed business expansion in the state by way of new product development as opposed to mergers and acquisitions D. None of the above User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Learning: Sikkim has successfully implemented organic farming practices on around 75. Rest all states and UTs other than Goa and Punjab. | All rights reserved. Increased the forest cover to the stipulated legal requirement C. have HDI lesser than 0. Q Source:http://www.652. It forced farmers in state to organic cultivation. Since then agricultural land in state was gradually converted to INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Kerala and Delhi qualify as high HDI states. Formal declaration in this regard was made by the Prime Minister. www.6.ece 57 Krishi Karman awards are given by the Union government to . The state government had banned entry and sale of chemical inputs for farmland in phases and also moved away from subsidies to farmers for purchasing chemical inputs.000 hectares of agricultural land.and next is Himachal Pradesh at 0.

coarse cereals and pulses. States that protect farms from vagaries of droughts and floods most successfully C.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. It comprises of three awards for total food grain production and four awards for production of crops that constitute the food grain viz.A. Odisha: Chosen for being the best performing state in overall foodgrains production among category-II states. wheat. 2. Other winners have been: Chhattisgarh: Chosen for achieving growth in production of pulses. rice.com 42 d-for-4th-year-2-farmers-to-get-Krishi-KarmanAward/articleshow/50673411. West Bengal: Chosen for good agriculture production. www. | All rights reserved.cms 58 What is the role of Governor of a State in the Indian polity? 1.indiatimes. Best performer states in agricultural research D. She chairs the State Legislative Assembly. These awards were instituted in 2010-11 for recognising the meritorious efforts of the states in foodgrains production. States that add the largest labour population to non-farm employment User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Learning: Madhya Pradesh has been recently conferred the Union Government's prestigious Krishi Karman Award in maximum food grains production category for year 2014-15 for the 4th consecutive year. . She ensures that the State Government works within the provisions laid down in the Constitution.com/city/bhopal/M-P-bags-awar INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Best performer States for raising country's food grain production B. Q Source:http://timesofindia.insightsias.

2 only C.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. Patwari B. They also supervise the work of the Patwaris and ensure that records are properly kept and land revenue is . www. Village Ward Councillors User Answer : B Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Both 1 and 2 D. also known as tehsildars. s/he can submit a report to the Central government which can then consider taking action against the State government including President's rule. They have to hear disputes. Tehsildar C. If it is not so. Village Land Committee D. 2 is incorrect. The chairman of the Legislative assembly is elected by the assembly itself. So.com 43 Justification & Learning:At the head is the District Collector and under her are the revenue officers. | All rights reserved. Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus: Test 1: 6th Social Science NCERT 59 Within the district administration land disputes can be heard at the office of A. 1 is correct. None User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification: The Head of the State is the Governor.Which of the above is/are correct? A. She/He is appointed by the Central Government to ensure that the State Government works within the rules and regulations of the Constitution. 1 only B. So.insightsias.

which is made on handlooms. They make sure that the farmers can easily obtain a copy of their record. 1. It is made without artificial chemicals. None of the above User Answer : Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Learning: Shahmina shawls are hand spun.collected.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. A fabric made of both cotton and silk in the Deccan region of India C. 2. It is known as Kakanaya and Bota-Sriparvata in ancient times. The Tehsildar's office is where land disputes are also heard. A type of shawl made from Pashmina wool B. www. It is a world heritage site. A type of bark cloth made from hardwood trees found in Jammu and Kashmir D. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus: Test 1: 6th Social Science NCERT 61 Consider the following statements. The purest shahmina. does not have a consistent weave and may have flaws which are characteristic of the fabric. students can obtain their caste certificates etc. and made from fine cashmere fibre which is textured and processed exactly as Shahtoosh. 3. Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus: Test 1: 6th Social Science NCERT 60 Shahmina refers to A. woven on only handlooms and embroidered by hand in Kashmir. The above refer to? 44 . | All rights reserved. It has the singular distinction of having specimen of Buddhist art and INSIGHTS IAS TEST .com architecture from the early Mauryan period.insightsias.

Anaerobic respiration of muscle cells B.com 45 the reason for the cramps. which was later transformed into the present site museum at Sanchi. This stupa was originally a low structure of brick. If it dries up it can cause a pain/fracture in joints. Since the fourteenth century Sanchi remained deserted and uncared for till 1818 when General Taylor rediscovered the site. | All rights reserved. It is also known as Kakanava and Kakanadabota. Ajanta Caves B. Improvement in the blood flow in the body C. Elephanta Caves D. It is not INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Drying of joint movement fluids D. (c) is not correct. Q Source: Improvisation: Page 83: Chapter 4: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History-I 62 Why do we get muscle cramps after heavy exercise? A. www. . All of the above User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification:Synovial fluid is the slippery fluid that fills most of the body's joints. Sir John Marshall established an archaeological museum in 1919. Bodh-Gaya C.A. Sanchi User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Learning:The Great Stupa at Sanchi is the oldest stone structure in India and was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka in 3rd Century BCE. He erected the Great Stupa here after redistribution of mortal remains of Lord Buddha for erecting several stupas all over the country in order to spread Buddhism.insightsias.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. So.

| All rights reserved. Learning:We get relief from cramps after a hot water bath or a massage. The partial breakdown of glucose produces lactic acid. 1 and 4 only D. 3 and 4 only C. 2. Uttar Pradesh 3.The cramps occur when muscle cells respire anaerobically.com 46 . the supply of oxygen to the muscle cells increases. Hot water bath or massage improves circulation of blood. following several landslides that occurred due to blocked drains. A. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus: 8th Science NCERT 63 Which of these states have imposed a ban on use of plastic bags for environmental protection? 1. Sikkim is among the first few states in India to have banned plastic bags in 1998. Gujarat 4. The accumulation of lactic acid causes muscle cramps. 2 and 3 only B.insightsias. Uttar Pradesh also has recently enforced the blanket ban on all INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Sikkim 2. As a result. 2 and 3 only User Answer : D Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Learning: Under the Environment Protection Act. 1. 1986 selling of merchandise into polythene bags is banned. www. leading to human casualties in the capital city of Gangtok.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. Bihar Select the correct answer using the codes below. The increase in the supply of oxygen results in the complete breakdown of lactic acid into carbon dioxide and water. Gujarat has announced ban on the use of plastic in the State.

Ganga B. those who have just begun their spiritual journey D. People and Economy 65 By the first century CE.html 64 Which river basin has the highest total replenishable ground water resource? A. ? Q Source:http://indiatoday. Kaveri nearly 12. Haryana and Rajasthan. Western Uttar Pradesh. The decline is particularly sharp around Delhi.varieties of polythene bags. (a) is the answer Learning: Groundwater levels across India are falling and the quality of ground water is also declining. Brahmaputra User Answer : Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification: Brahmaputra has nearly 27 cubic km per year. Under the new Mahanaya tradition. and the Pennar has the least at nearly 4.10 . Pennar C. Ganga has 171. Bodhisattas were perceived as A. So. irrespective of their thickness. the ordained worshippers of Buddhist idols and sculptures User Answer : D Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : INSIGHTS IAS TEST . the ones who wish for the salvation of others before attaining final nirvana B. Construction around the Aravalli hills has severely disturbed the ground water recharge in the entire region. Kaveri D. Q Source:Page 62: Chapter 6: 12th NCERT: India.in/education/story/uttar-pradesh-gove rnment-bans-polythene-bags/1/553256. the ones who transcended the world of senses C.intoday. there is evidence of changes in Buddhist ideas and practices.

under the new tradition most accepted definition is the one who aspires to become buddha as soon as possible and then help sentient beings in full fledge. Others speak of bodhisattvas renouncing Buddhahood. Bodhisattva originally meant the Buddhism practitioner of austerities. So. the shelf descends toward the deep ocean floor in what is called the continental slope. Even though they are underwater.com 47 Learning:The term Boddhisatvas have been subject to multiple interpretations. Q Source: Page 103: Chapter 4: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History-I 66 The continental shelves become the source of fossil fuels due to A. the term bodhisattva was primarily used to refer specifically to Gautama Buddha in his former life. (b) is not correct. In early Indian Buddhism. From the break. Sea-floor spreading occurs at mid-oceanic ridges far from the shelves. So. (d) cannot be correct. Sediments brought down by rivers B.(C) Insights Active Learning. Formation of coral reefs at bay D. A continental shelf extends from the coastline of a continent to a dropoff point called the shelf break. However. Sea-floor spreading C. the term "bodhisatta" is used fairly frequently in the sense of someone on the path to liberation. From this Jataka tales. | All rights reserved. continental shelves are part of the continent. According to some Mah?y?na sources a bodhisattva is someone on the path to full Buddhahood. www. In later Theravada literature. Movement of fossil fuel from ocean bed to the shelves User Answer : Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification: A continental shelf is the edge of a continent that lies under the ocean.insightsias. as also covered in the previous tests. INSIGHTS IAS .

3. Andhra Pradesh Select the correct answer using the codes below. become the source of fossil fuels. | All rights reserved. So.10 (C) Insights Active Learning.insightsias. 4 and 5 only B. 2. wind.indiatimes.TEST . Rajasthan 3.com 48 The continental shelves are covered with variable thicknesses of sediments brought down by rivers.cms You can refer to the link to know the emerging trends in Uranium . 3 and 6 only C. Himachal Pradesh 2. 1. Karimnagar and Nalgonda districts in Telangana and Guntur and Kadapa districts in Andhra Pradesh. Alwar and Jhunjhunu districts of Rajasthan. http://timesofindia. West Bengal 5. 1. Recently uranium reserves were discovered in pockets of Mahbubnagar. It is also found in Udaipur. 3. 2. from the land and distributed by waves and currents. 5 and 6 User Answer : Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : Justification:Uranium deposits occur in the Dharwar rocks.com/india/Major-uranium-reserves-foun d-in-Srisailam-forests/articleshow/48181983. A. 5 and 6 only D. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus: 11th Fundamental Physical Geography NCERT 67 Uranium reserves in India occur in 1. glaciers. uranium ores are known to occur in several locations along the Singbhum Copper belt. Geographically. Bhandara district of Maharashtra and Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. 4. Chattisgarh 4. Massive sedimentary deposits received over a long time by the continental shelves. www. (a) is correct. Durg district of Chhattisgarh. 1. 2. Uttar Pradesh 6.

10 (C) Insights Active Learning. the government does not assume ownership of the project.insightsias. | All rights reserved. Models for construction in seismically sensitive zones User Answer : Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Learning: BOT is a type of arrangement in which the private sector builds an infrastructure project. procure all the equipment . In many instances.INSIGHTS IAS TEST . People and Economy 68 The terms-Build Operate Transfer (BOT) and Engineering Procurement Model (EPC)-are related to A.pdf Q Source: Page 80: Chapter 7: 12th NCERT: India. New techniques of eco-friendly construction D.ucil. the government becomes the firm's only customer and promises to purchase at least a predetermined amount of the project's output. This type of arrangement is used typically in complicated longterm projects as seen in power plants and water treatment facilities. In some arrangements. Public Private Partnership (PPP) models usually in infrastructure B. In those cases.in/pdf/myth/Emerging%20trend%20in%20U%20 mining.com 49 mining.gov. the company continues running the facility and the government acts as both the consumer and regulator. This ensures that the firm recoups its initial investment in a reasonable time span. http://www. operates it and eventually transfers ownership of the project to the government. EPC. Delegation of responsibilities within government departments concerning mineral exploration projects C. www.The engineering and construction contractor will carry out the detailed engineering design of the project.

SAFTA 2. 2 will be wrong. So. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Uzbekistan and Moldova are members of the Eurasian Economic Union.and materials necessary. Five CISFTA participants. not ASEAN. Belarus.8 billion people in Afghanistan. Commonwealth of Independent States Free Trade Area (CISFTA) 4. 1 and 2 only B. Bhutan. and then construct to deliver a functioning facility or asset to their clients.insightsias. 2. ASEAN 3. it cannot be a member of the trading bloc. India is a member of the ASEAN+6 group. Armenia. www. Uzbekistan. India. comprising a single economic market. Nepal. 1 is correct. A. South African Free Trade Area Select the correct answer using the codes below. 1 only User Answer : A Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification: SAFTA created a free trade area of nearly 1. Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Moldova. 1 and 3 only C. So.com 50 Q Source: Frequently in news due to PPP + Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus-11th NCERT Indian Economic Development-Chapter 8-Page 143 69 India is a member of which of these trading blocs? 1. CISFTA is a free trade area between Russia. 3 and 4 only D. Ukraine. Bangladesh. Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus-Page 87: Chapter 9: NCERT XIIth: Fundamentals of Human Geography 70 Which of the following about Kalamkari paintings is/are correct? . Maldives.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. all except Ukraine. | All rights reserved.

Both 1 and 2 D.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. 2 only C.insightsias. 1 only B. flowers and ornamental birds. 1 only B. Natural themes are not depicted.1. fruits. In the seventeenth century Persian influences led to artists experimenting with the depiction of trees. Which of the above is/are correct? A. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus-Living Craft Traditions of India-11th NCERT 71 Which of the following can obliterate the process of nitrogen fixation in the soil? 1. 2. 2 only C. Increasing the fallow duration of land leading to sparse cropping Which of the above is/are correct? A. Kalamkari means epen worki in Persian and refers to both printed and painted cloth. Displacing leguminous crops from the cropping pattern 2. None User Answer : Correct Answer : A . Natural materials are not used in the paintings. None User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification & Learning: Kalamkari or vrathapani from Andhra Pradesh demonstrates the variety of natural materials used to create a work of art. Both 1 and 2 INSIGHTS IAS TEST .com 51 D. | All rights reserved. www.

10 (C) Insights Active Learning. it will help in nutrient replenishment. 1 is correct. So. the soil does not get enough time to recuperate and allow natural fertilization like nitrogen fixation. and . | All rights reserved. If fallow is increased. Land granted to peasants in rural hinterlands for reducing poverty User Answer : C Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : Justification & Learning: After consolidating their position in India.com 52 Q Source:Improvisation: Page 58: Chapter 5: 12th NCERT: India. People and Economy 72 Khalisa land under Delhi sultanate was A.insightsias. Khalisa land-land under the direct control of the Sultan and the revenues collected were spent for the maintenance of royal court and royal household.Answer Justification : Justification:Leguminous crops help fix nitrogen in the soil. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . 2 is incorrect. Land under royal control from which revenues collected were spent for the maintenance of royal court C. then the process of nitrogen fixation would reduce or slow down to totally end depending on the nutrient availability in the soil. So. the Delhi Sultans introduced reforms in the Iqta land-lands assigned to officials as iqtas instead of payment for their services. If they are displaced. Lands assigned to officials as payment for their services B. Land assigned or granted to religious leaders or religious institutions D. The peasantry paid one third of their produce as land revenue. Inam land-land assigned or granted to religious leaders or religious institutions. If the duration of fallow is substantially reduced owing to multiple cropping. www.

Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus-12th NCERT Biology 74 According to Jaina teachings. www. 2 only C. Jains cite inequalities. the cycle of birth and rebirth is shaped through A. Soul's expression C.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. It helps promotes root growth and root hair formation.sometimes even one half of the produce Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus-TamilNadu History Textbook-Class 11th 73 How does Ethylene help crops? 1. thus helping the plants to increase their absorption surface. Destiny of the Universe User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification & Learning: Human moral actions form the basis of the transmigration of the soul. Which of the above is/are correct? A. Unfolding of human consciousness D. | All rights reserved. 2 is correct.com 53 Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Justification: Ethylene promotes rapid internode/petiole (stalk) elongation in deep water rice plants. Ethylene also promotes root growth and root hair formation. It helps leaves/ upper parts of the shoot to remain above water. So. Karma B.insightsias. It promotes rapid stalk elongation in deep water rice plants. 1 is correct. sufferings. 1 only B. Both 1 and 2 D. So. None User Answer : INSIGHTS IAS TEST . and pain as evidence for the . 2.

monastic existence is a necessary condition of salvation. raising wages. increasing profits. 1 and 4 only C. 2 and 3 only B. The Jain doctrine also holds that it is possible for us to both modify our karma. Fiscal Stimulus 4. www. raising or reducing prices. managing the money supply and interest rates. increasing employment. Q Source:Page 88: Chapter 4: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History-I INSIGHTS IAS TEST . and to obtain release from it. A. through the austerities and purity of conduct. 3 and 4 User Answer : A Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification: Economic intervention can be aimed at a variety of political or economic objectives. Statement 1 promotes nearly all these objectives (other than money . 1. Regulation of market entities Select the correct answer using the codes below. | All rights reserved. Which of the following are forms of state intervention in the economy? 1. such as promoting economic growth. promoting income equality. Asceticism and penance are required to free oneself from the cycle of karma.existence of karma. 2. and eliminates any reliance on some supposed existence of divine grace or retribution. or addressing market failures. therefore. 1. This can be achieved only by renouncing the world. Subsidies 3. The Jain karmic theory attaches great responsibility to individual actions.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. Operation of Public Sector Units (PSUs) 2.insightsias. 2 and 3 only D.com 54 75 Keynesian thought recommends state intervention in an economy.

Statement 4 counters market failures. contains which of these minerals? 1. 1.supply and interest rates). Q Source:Page 73: Chapter 7: 12th NCERT: India. one of the belts. 3 and 4 only D. Limestone 2. monopolies are regulated by the Competition Commission of India (CCI). Mica 3. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus-11th NCERT Indian Economic Development 76 Minerals are generally concentrated in three broad belts in India. bauxite clay. People and Economy . 2. 3 and 4 User Answer : B Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Learning:This belt extends over Karnataka. Kerala has deposits of monazite and thorium. Coal 4.g. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . 1 and 2 only C. Goa and contiguous Tamil Nadu uplands and Kerala. This belt packs in coal deposits except Neyveli lignite. Goa has iron ore deposits. This belt is rich in ferrous metals and bauxite. 1. Iron Ore Select the correct answer using the codes below.10 (C) Insights Active Learning.insightsias. It also contains high grade iron ore. This belt does not have as diversified mineral deposits as the northeastern belt. 3 and 4 only B. manganese and limestone. | All rights reserved. www. The South-Western Plateau Region. arrest market failures and improve economic growth rate.com 55 A. Statement 2 and 3 reduce economic inequality. e.

A cyclone is always accompanied by a Tsunami. 2. | All rights reserved. The west coast of India is less vulnerable to cyclonic storms both in terms of intensity and frequency of the cyclones. a flash of light can be seen. 3 is incorrect. 1. So. 1 is correct.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. 1 only C. 2 and 3 User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification: The whole coastline of India is vulnerable to cyclones. So. Select the correct answer using the codes below. 1. They can be formed within cyclones. particularly the east coast.com 56 A tornado is a dark funnel shaped cloud that reaches from the sky to the ground. 2 and 3 only D. www. The whole coastline of India is vulnerable to cyclones. So. Halo effect of the meteoroids B. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . 1 and 2 only B.11th NCERT geography 78 When meteoroids come near the earth and tend to drop on it.insightsias. Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus . Interaction of meteoroids with the debris in stratosphere D. 2 is correct. 3. A. This is due to A. whereas a cyclone is formed by intense movement of air. Friction with the air causing heating and burning C. A tsunami is caused due to underwater earthquakes or subsidence etc. Reflection of light from the Sun falling on the meteoroids User Answer : Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : . Tornadoes may form within cyclones.77 Consider the following statements about cyclones.

The left-over debris is called meteoric dust or just meteor dust. Dry deciduous forests are found throughout the northern part of the country except in the North-East. Tropical Evergreen Forests B. Mangrove forests User Answer : A INSIGHTS IAS TEST . So. Meteoroids that blaze a trail through the atmosphere are called meteors. Tropical Deciduous Forests C. Wet evergreen forests are found in the south along the Western Ghats and the Nicobar and Andaman Islands and all along the north-eastern region. and the Eastern Himalayas. Q Source: Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus .com 57 Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : Justification & Learning:Deciduous forests are the most abundantly found among all the different types of forests in India. Such forests have a mixture of the wet evergreen trees and the moist deciduous trees. Semi-evergreen forests are found in the Western Ghats. or shooting stars. both by scattering electromagnetic radiation and by catalyzing chemical reactions in the upper atmosphere. Moist deciduous forests are found throughout India except in the western and the north-western regions.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. These particles might affect climate.6th NCERT geography 79 Which type of forest dominates most part of India? A. Temperate Deciduous forests D. (b) is the correct answer. | All rights reserved. . www.Learning:Most meteoroids burn up when they enter the atmosphere.insightsias. Meteor dust particles can persist in the atmosphere for up to several months. Only those that make it to the ground are meteorites. Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

So. | All rights reserved. A. So. Metamorphic rocks 3.10. 1 is correct. Sone Select the correct answer using the codes below.8th NCERT geography 80 By geological processes. Mahanadi 4. 1 and 3 only C. Godavari 3. igneous rocks can get converted to 1.insightsias. 2 is correct. A. Sedimentary rock can change into metamorphic rock or into igneous rock. Learning:The Rock Cycle is a group of changes. 2 and 3 only D. 2 and 3 User Answer : Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification:Statement 1: Igneous rocks can be eroded to form sediments which can consolidate to form sedimentary rocks. Statement 3: Melting of igneous rocks forms magma. 1 and 3 only .com 58 Statement 2: Under high pressure and temperature. www.9th NCERT geography 81 Coal reserves in India occur in which of these river valleys 1. Damodar 2. 1 and 2 only B. 1. So. Magma Select the correct answer using the codes below. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . 3 is correct. Igneous rock can change into sedimentary rock or into metamorphic rock. igneous rocks can convert into metamorphic rocks like Granite. Metamorphic rock can change into igneous or sedimentary rock.Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus . Sedimentary rocks 2. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus .

www. whereas worldwide. Both 1 and 2 D.B. Over 97 per cent of coal reserves occur in the valleys of Damodar. | All rights reserved.com 59 82 As per the 'Doctrine of Lapse' of the colonial government 1. Mahanadi and Godavari. energy derived from coal is about 30% less than energy derived from oil. 2. The eastern belt is a major producer of coal. Sone. 1 only B. The energy derived from coal in India is about twice that of energy derived from oil. 3 and 4 User Answer : Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Learning:The Coal resources of India are available in older Gondwana Formations of peninsular India and younger Tertiary formations of north-eastern region. None User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Learning:Lord Dalhousie started the final wave of annexation as the Governor-General from 1848 to 1856. Payment lapses from a Kingdom to the British crown would lead to automatic annexation of the kingdom Which of the above is/are correct? A. 2 and 3 only D. 1. Q Source:Page 73: Chapter 7: 12th NCERT: India. 2 and 4 only C. If an Indian ruler died without a male heir his kingdom would become part of Company territory 2. People and Economy INSIGHTS IAS TEST .insightsias. He devised a policy that came . 2 only C.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. 1.

Yield of this crop has increased during recent years in Haryana and Gujarat due to introduction of drought resistant varieties and expansion of irrigation under it. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus . become part of Company territory. It is cultivated alone as well as part of mixed cropping. Rajasthan and Haryana. Uttar Pradesh. www. that is. (d) is not correct.com 60 Justification & Learning:It is a hardy crop which resists frequent dry spells and drought in this region. | All rights reserved. Udaipur (1852). Finally. Nagpur (1853) and Jhansi (1854). Gujarat. Sambalpur (1850). So. the Company also took over Awadh citing "obligation" and "duty" to protect Awadh people from exploitation. One kingdom after another was annexed simply by applying this doctrine: Satara (1848). Stopping Bajra cultivation in mixed cropping farms User Answer : B Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : INSIGHTS IAS TEST . in 1856. the yield level of this crop is low in Rajasthan and fluctuates a lot from year to year. Q Source:Page 47: Chapter 5: 12th NCERT: India. Being a rainfed crop. Leading producers of bajra are the states of Maharashtra.to be known as the Doctrine of Lapse. Artificial pollination practices in large farms D.10 (C) Insights Active Learning.8th NCERT History 83 Yield of Bajra crop has increased during recent years in Haryana and Gujarat due to A. People and . Introduction of C4 crop hybrid varieties C. Introduction of drought resistant varieties and expansion of irrigation B.insightsias. This finally lead to the 1857 revolt. The doctrine declared that if an Indian ruler died without a male heir his kingdom would "lapse".

Summary and synthesis of the philosophical and spiritual ideas in the Upanishads D.insightsias. Department of Border Management User Answer : D Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Learning:The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) develops and maintains road networks in India's border areas and friendly neighbouring countries.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. First known description of a binary numeral system C. Ministry of Defence B. It was established in 1960 for accelerating economic development and strengthening defence preparedness through rapid and coordinated improvement of strategically important roads along the northern and north-eastern boundary. The BRO also undertakes snow clearance in high altitude areas. Ministry of Defence is the parent organization of BRO. Q Source:Page 115: Chapter 10: 12th NCERT: India. . Ministry of Road Transport and Highways D.Economy 84 The Border Roads Organization (BRO) functions under the A.com 61 A. Compilation of astronomical interpretations by ancient seers B. Ministry of Home Affairs C. This work set the linguistic standards for Classical Sanskrit. None of the above User Answer : Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification & Learning:It is a sanskrit treatise on grammar written in the 6th to 5th century BCE by Panini. | All rights reserved. www. People and Economy 85 Ashtadhyayi is the INSIGHTS IAS TEST .

B. Government should withdraw public spending on education and leave it to the private sector. www.Beyond defining the morphology and syntax of Sanskrit language. The government should not support education for women as it may lead to social backlash. His theory of morphological analysis was more advanced than any equivalent Western theory before the mid 20th century. Q Source:Page 79: Chapter 3: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History . The Indian natives should be given training in their mother tongue apart from English. It is the earliest known work on linguistic description.com 62 the then Governor-General of India He recommended therein that: An education department was to be set up in every province. and together with the work of his immediate predecessors (the Niruktas. Nighantus. and Pratishakyas) stands at the beginning of the history of linguistics itself. C. User Answer : Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Learning:Charles Wood. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . So. Calcutta and Madras.insightsias.I 86 As per the Wood's Despatch 1854 A. had an important effect on spreading education in India when in 1854 he sent a despatch to Lord Dalhousie. | All rights reserved. (c) can't be the answer. European learning was not as useful as Oriental learning. D. Ashtadhyayi distinguishes between usage in the spoken language and usage that is proper to the language of the sacred texts. the President of the Board of Control of the English East India Company.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. Universities on the model of the London university be established in big cities such as Bombay. . At least one government school be opened in every district. Affiliated private schools should be given grant in aid.

2 and 4 only C. for Indians would begin to appreciate and buy things that were produced in Europe. 1. 2 and 3 only D. | All rights reserved. and create a demand for British goods. 1. 3 and 4 User Answer : C Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Kingdom of Magadha 4. Chogyals Select the correct answer using the codes below. So. would change their tastes and desires. So. 1 and 3 only B.The Indian natives should be given training in their mother tongue also. It is considered as one of the favorite places of Gautama Buddha and the well known "Atanatiya" conference was held at Vulture's Peak mountain. www. It emphasised once again the practical benefits of a system of European learning. Jainism 3. European learning. The government should always support education for women. A. Provision was made for a systematic method of education from primary level to the university level. (a) can't be the answer.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. (b) can't be the answer. 2.com 63 Justification:It is on the basis of Xuanzang in particular that the site is divided into Old and New Rajgir. Buddhism 2.8th NCERT History 87 Rajgir in Bihar is related to which of the following? 1. it said. . would introduce them to European ways of life.insightsias. as opposed to Oriental knowledge. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus . So. 1 is correct.

4 is incorrect. eventually breaking the surface of the water. Atolls develop with underwater volcanoes. So. So. An island formed due to deposition of sediments on the ocean floor User Answer : Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Learning:An atoll surrounds a body of water called a lagoon.Chapter 2 INSIGHTS IAS TEST . spent fourteen years of his life at Rajgir and Nalanda. It was the first capital of the kingdom of Magadha. piling up lava on the seafloor. A low island near a lagoon C. 2 is correct. Channels between islets connect a lagoon to the Open Ocean or sea.com 64 89 Rainwater analysis of urban environment has indicated that pH value of the first rain after summer is always lower than the subsequent rains. So.2): Chapter 2: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History . This can be related to the phenomenon of .10 (C) Insights Active Learning. As the volcano continues to erupt. An island of tectonic origin D.insightsias. www. ring-shaped coral reef island B.Mahavira. The top of the volcano becomes an oceanic island. Q Source: Improvisation: Page 31 (Fig 2. a state that would eventually evolve into the Mauryan Empire. the seamount's elevation grows higher. First. atolls and lagoons protect a central island. 3 is correct. called seamounts. the volcano erupts.9th NCERT Geography . | All rights reserved. Sometimes. Chogyals were the monarchs of the former kingdoms of Sikkim and Ladakh. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus . the 24th Tirthankara. which were ruled by separate branches of the Namgyal dynasty.I 88 An atoll is a A.

www. The acidic pollution can be formed due to oxides of sulphur and nitrogen which will be in larger amounts suspended in the atmosphere. produced by a variety of plants. Encourage women to work in MGNREGA D. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . Presence of terpenes in the atmosphere D. (c) is incorrect. | All rights reserved. and get washed away in large amounts after the first rain. In later spells of rain. Provide financial assistance to BPL families for giving quality education to their girl child User Answer : A Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Leaning:The scheme seeks to reduce rampant infant mortality and child marriages among tribal people. Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds. and so on.insightsias. (a) will be correct.A. Increase secondary school enrolment of girl child C. Support tribal women livelihood B. Ambient atmospheric temperature after the first showers User Answer : Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Justification:Wet deposition of acids occurs when any form of precipitation (rain. Inversion effect C. People and Economy 90 Andhra Pradesh Government has launched Giriputrika Kalyana Pathakam Scheme to A. So. They are not relevant here. lower and lower quantity may be present which is washed away as acid rain. particularly conifers.) removes acidic pollution from the atmosphere and delivers it to the Earth's surface. Q Source:Improvisation: Page 137: Chapter 12: 12th NCERT: India.10 (C) Insights Active Learning.com 65 . Acid rain B. So. snow.

insightsias.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. refer to the Q source. 2 and 3 only D.The scheme is designed to provide a onetime financial assistance of 50. 1 only C. Birds Select the correct answer using the codes below. 2 and 3 only User Answer : B Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Learning:Observe these two images below are from Mahabalipuram. The amount will be directly disbursed to the bank accounts of the beneficiary through District Tribal Welfare Office. www.ece 91 In the sculptures found at Mahabalipuram. 1. Serpents 3. which was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries : rathas (temples in the form of chariots). each beneficiary would have to fulfil some mandatory conditions.thehindu. It has a group of sanctuaries. TEST . giant open-air rock reliefs such as the famous Descent of the If you .com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/giripu trika-kalyana-pathakam-launched/article8138152. A. | All rights reserved. mandapas (cave sanctuaries). INSIGHTS IAS can't see the images. Elephants 2. To avail the benefits of this scheme. 1 and 2 only B. you are likely to find the depiction of which of these figures? 1. Q Source:http://www.000 rupees to each tribal woman who gets married.com 66 By the 7th century Mahabalipuram was a port city of South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas.

the Musi and the Bhima are some of the tributaries of Krishna river. Ghatprabha 4. the Ghatprabha. Godavari and Brahmaputra.30): Chapter 4: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History . | All rights reserved.com 67 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. the Koyana. Lokapavani Select the correct answer using the codes below. So. It is a major source of irrigation for Maharashtra. Hemavati 2. and the Shore Temple. Karnataka. The river is also called Krishnaveni.insightsias. Bhavani 3. 2 and 3 only D. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus . None of the above User Answer : Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : Justification:1. only 3 is correct. A. The Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram has been classified INSIGHTS IAS TEST .11th NCERT India Physical Geography 93 Which of the following is NOT an instance of an exercise of a .I 92 Tributaries of Krishna River include(s) 1. www. The Tungabhadra. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. 2 and 4 are tributaries of Kaveri river. 1 and 4 only B.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. Learning:The Krishna River is the fourth biggest river in terms of water inflows and river basin area in India.Ganges. 3 only C. Q Source:Page 109 (Fig 4. with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva. after the Ganges.

| All rights reserved. www. Labour goes from U. Christian missions set up a chain of missionary schools B.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. 2 and 3 only D. Ancestor's property is inherited by a Below Poverty Line (BPL) woman User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification:Option (a) comes under the right to freedom of religion.11th NCERT Indian Constitution at work 94 Jaina literature can be found in which of these language(s)? 1. Option (c) is right to freedom of movement. Tamil Select the correct answer using the codes below. Sanskrit 2. 2 only C. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus . Option (b) is prohibition of discrimination provision under the right to equality. 2 and 3 only User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification & Learning:Jain literature is primarily divided between Digambara literature and Svetambara literature. Men and women MGNREGA workers get the same salary C. A. to Chhattisgarh to work in mines every day INSIGHTS IAS TEST . option (d) is the answer.fundamental right enshrined in the constitution? A.insightsias. .P. Since there is no fundamental right to inheritance. 1. Prakrit 3.com 68 D. 1 only B.

Sanskrit. Gujarati. almost all early Kannada literature and many Tamil works were written by Jains. Rajasthani.I 95 Which of these sectors is the highest user of surface as well as groundwater in India? A. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . | All rights reserved.Jains literature exists mainly in Jain Prakrit. Q Source:Page 89: Chapter 4: 12th NCERT: Themes in Indian History . Tulu and more recently in English. Dhundari. Agriculture D. Malayalam.insightsias.10 (C) Insights Active Learning. Marathi. For example. Households B. Kannada. Industry C. Marwari. Energy sector User Answer : C Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Learning:As much as 55% of India's total water supply comes from groundwater resources. Sectors like pharmaceuticals. Surface water is the major source of water for the industries (41%) followed by groundwater (35%) and municipal water (24%). Jains have contributed to India's classical and popular literature. www. food processing and agriculture feel the brunt of poor water quality.com 69 Some of the oldest known books in Hindi and Gujarati were written by Jain scholars. High costs for obtaining water are hindering the business interest of smaller industries and the ones which are located in . power. The use of municipal water is limited to industries located in urban/ peri-urban areas. Hindi. Tamil. Its share is much higher in agriculture-heavy states. Irrigation accounts for nearly 90% of total groundwater water used.

com 70 Which of the above is/are correct? A.1 per cent of GDP in 2007-08. www. 1 is incorrect. Q Source:Improvisation: Page 63: Chapter 6: 12th NCERT: India.the drier regions of the country. in the post-2012 phase. People and Economy 96 Consider the following about the trends in Union Government's fiscal deficit. So. So. 2 only C.3 per cent of GDP in 2001-02 and was brought down to 2. Fiscal deficit has increased as a percentage of GDP consistently since 2008 financial crisis. 2 is also incorrect. However.5 per cent of GDP in 2004-05 and 1. Methane .5% of GDP (2007-08). Hydrogen Sulphide B. Union Government has achieved revenue surplus since the adoption of FRBM Act 2003.2 per cent in 2009-10 because of a substantial increase in revenue expenditures on subsidies. INSIGHTS IAS TEST . None User Answer : D Correct Answer : D Answer Justification : Justification:Fiscal deficit shot up to 6. 2. Q Source:Revision of important Past Year Current Affairs: Economic Survey 2014-15 97 Biogas largely consists of A. It then rose to 5.5% (2009-10) from 2. | All rights reserved. interest payments and salaries and pensions.insightsias. 1 only B. 1. Both 1 and 2 D. fiscal deficit returned to near 2000 levels as fiscal stimulus was gradually withdrawn (revenues increased and expenditures decreased). The revenue deficit of the Union stood at 4.10 (C) Insights Active Learning.

10 (C) Insights Active Learning. Nitrogen Dioxide User Answer : B Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : Learning:Biogas is primarily methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) and may have small amounts of hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs) 3. The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) 2. Hydrogen D. 1 and 2 only B. Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties (DTAAs) Select the correct answer using the codes below. The gases methane. hydrogen.insightsias. 1 and 3 only D. it can be used INSIGHTS IAS TEST . A. It can also be used in a gas engine to convert the energy in the gas into electricity and heat. Q Source:Revision of Previous Tests Syllabus: 8th NCERT Science 98 Which of the following agreement(s) have been signed under the aegis of the World Trade Organization (WTO) or administered by WTO? 1.C. | All rights reserved. 2 and 3 User Answer : Correct Answer : A Answer Justification : Statement 1: The Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is an international agreement administered by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that sets down minimum . such as cooking. 1. www. This energy release allows biogas to be used as a fuel. moisture and siloxanes. and carbon monoxide (CO) can be combusted or oxidized with oxygen.com 71 for any heating purpose. 2 and 3 only C.

often as part of an industrial policy. It is mutually enforced. Statement 2: The Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs) are rules that apply to the domestic regulations a country applies to foreign investors. A. 1 and 3 only D. Chairs the NITI Aayog 3. www. The agreement was agreed upon by all members of the World Trade Organization. Is in direct charge of Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions Select the correct answer using the codes below. 1 and 2 only B.insightsias. | All rights reserved. Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions.com 72 1.standards for many forms of intellectual property (IP) regulation as applied to nationals of other WTO Members. . The prime minister is usually always in-charge/head of: Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. 2 and 3 User Answer : C Correct Answer : B Answer Justification : Justification & Learning:Some specific ministries/department are not allocated to anyone in the cabinet but the prime minister himself. 1. Q Source:Revision of important Past Year Current Affairs: TRIPS was often in news 99 The Prime Minister of India INSIGHTS IAS TEST .10 (C) Insights Active Learning. It is not administered by WTO. Heads the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament 2. Statement 3: Double taxation is the levying of tax by two or more jurisdictions on the same declared income or gains or transactions. The concept has been covered in an earlier test. 2 and 3 only C.

1. not the forex reserves. Department of Atomic Energy.com/2004-11-22/news/2 7400360_1_foreign-exchange-reserves-foreign-currency-assetssovereign-bonds Q Source:Revision of important Past Year Current Affairs: Economic . 2. 2 and 4 only C. 1. Financing of PPP projects in infrastructure Select the correct answer using the codes below. A. Settle the Balance of Payments (BoP) 4. 3 and 4 User Answer : C Correct Answer : C Answer Justification : Justification:Statement 1: It is known as sterilization. Statement 4: The debate is still on whether it is prudent to use forex for infrastructure funding. The government generally uses the buffer stock of foods to contain food inflation. 2 and 3 only B. Statement 2: No. The concept has INSIGHTS IAS been covered in a test earlier.indiatimes. and Department of Space. Q Source:Often in news 100 Foreign Exchange Reserves (Forex) in India can be officially utilized presently for which of the following purpose(s)? 1. 1 and 3 only D. You can read this article to understand the role of Forexhttp://articles.economictimes. Statement 3: This is the primary function of Forex.Ministry of Planning. Intervening in food commodity markets to bring down inflation 3. Countering excessive money supply due to foreign investment 2.

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