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SERIES - 2017

Prelims 2017 Test 17

1. The term Moral Hazard is often used by policymakers to point


out to a situation where
1. A person takes more risks because someone else bears the cost
of those risks
2. A government servant abuses his authority and financial powers
to the detriment of public interest
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
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2. Consider the following about the Coalition for Epidemic
Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) that was recently seen in news.
1. It was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO).
2. It is a public-private alliance to finance and coordinate the
development of new vaccines to tackle epidemics.
3. It will fund programmes in LDCs that build a geographical
information system (GIS) for mapping epidemic prone regions.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
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3. Consider the following about Scheduled areas under the Constitution.
1. The president is empowered to declare an area to be a scheduled area.
2. The executive or legislative power of a state government does
not extend to the scheduled areas therein.
3. Each state having scheduled areas has to establish a tribes
advisory council to advise on welfare and advancement of the scheduled tribes.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
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4. Which of these correctly describes the Moores law?
a) Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong
b) Work expands according to the time available in which it is done
c) A fall in price level increases the real value of peoples money
d) Increase in computing power due to doubling of number of
transistors on an integrated circuit at certain periods of time
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5. Ricardian equivalence is the idea that Government deficits do not
affect the overall level of demand in an economy. This is because
1. Overall budgetary deficit always remazero.
2. Money supply in the economy remaconstant.
3. Government will finance increased debt today from increased taxes tomorrow.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

6. Consider the following about Akbars religious policy.


1. He issued the Infallibility Decree by which the advice of
Muslim Ulemas became binding on the emperor and other
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2. He promulgated a new religion called Din Ilahi which believed
in the idea of multiple Gods.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

7. In a tropical cyclone, as you move from the edges towards the


centre, air pressure
a) Decreases significantly
b) Increases significantly
c) Remaconstant
d) Varies depending on the wind speed and direction
8. In case of difference of opinion amongst the Chief Election
Commissioner and/or two other election commissioners, the matter is decided by
a) President of India
b) Majority within the Commission
c) Chief Election Commissioner solely
d) The matter reaches deadlock and no further decision can be taken.

9. The 14th Finance Commission (FFC) had recommended that the


State Governments should be excluded from the investment
operations of the National Small Savings Fund (NSSF). Which of
these could be cited as valid reason(s) behind the same?
1. NSSF loans are costlier to the State Governments compared to
the cheaper market rates.
2. No state government contributed to NSSF since the slowdown
in economic growth rates from the financial year 2011.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

10. Consider the following with reference to the administration


under the Vijayanagar Empire.
1. The king enjoyed absolute authority in executive, judicial and
legislative matters.
2. The practice of collecting tributes and gifts from vassals and
feudal chiefs could be found.
3. Custom duty was collected at the ports and various professions were taxed.
4. Harsh punishments and imprisonment were prohibited
respecting the rights of the subjects of the state.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1, 2 and 3 only
c) 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 3 and 4 only
11. Consider the following statements.
1. The concept of a merit based modern Civil Service in India was
introduced in 1854 following Lord Macaulays Select Committee Report.
2. A Central Public Service Commission was set up in 1926 as
provided by the Government of India Act of 1919.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

12.Fisher effect shows the relationship between


1. Inflation
2. Unemployment
3. Interest rate
4. Economic growth
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

13.Swachh Bharat Pakhwada seen in news sometime back was a/an


a) Cleanliness drives in major slum regions of India
b) Awareness drive by celebrities with a focus on sanitation and
good hygiene practices
c) Cleansing campaign of government offices and departments in
all possible ways
d) Fund raising initiative of the Ministry of Urban Development
and Poverty Alleviation to finance urban sanitation projects

14.Endowed with one of the highest eco-systems in the world covering


varying eco-clines from sub-tropical to arctic, this national park
hosts many glaciers including Zemu glacier. The park is?
a) Nokrek National Park
b) Namdapha National Park
c) Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
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15.The President places which of the following reports before the Parliament?
1. Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India
2. Report of the Finance Commission
3. Report of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes
4. Report of the Union Public Service Commission
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 2 and 4 only
c) 1 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
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16.Which of the following regions of India is known as the tiger
capital of the World?
a) Gir as it has the largest tiger sanctuary
b) Nagpur as regions around it host many tiger reserves and sanctuaries
c) Mudumalai as it is situated in the largest biosphere reserve of India
d) Dibrugarh as it provides the best breeding grounds for tigers in the world

17.Consider the following about Sunspots.


1. They are darker and cooler areas than the regions surrounding them on the Sun.
2. They are magnetic regions on the sun with fields considerably
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3. Sun spots do not occur at its equator due to accumulation of corona particles.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

18. Which of the following countries is/are members of the Arctic Council?
1. USA
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3. Finland
4. Canada
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2, 3 and 4 only
c) 1, 3 and 4 only
d) 2 and 4 only
19.Consider the following statements.
1. No Wildlife Sanctuary can be notified by a State government
without a legislation passed by the Legislative Assembly to that effect.
2. No alternation of boundaries in wildlife sanctuaries can be done
without approval of the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL).
Which of the above is/are correct?AS PRELIMS TEST SERIES - 2017
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

20. Consider the following with reference to the Bahmani Kingdom.


1. The Bahamani Sultans were patrons of the Persian language.
2. The Bidri artwork is often associated with this Kingdom.
3. The sultans persecuted Hindus preventing them to take part in
the Bahmani administration or polity.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
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c) 2 only
d) 1 and 3 only

21.Which of following expenditure is/are charged on the Consolidated


Fund of India?
1. Emoluments and allowances of the President
2. Salaries and allowances of the judges of the Supreme Court and High courts
3. Administrative expenses of the office of the Comptroller and
Auditor General of India
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 3 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only
22. Consider the following officials of Medieval India and match
them with their respective jurisdiction during the reign of Shivaji.
1. Waqenavis: Correspondence
2. Sumanta: Religious administration
3. Sachiv: Finance and General Administration
4. Amatya: Accountant General
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Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 4 only
c) 2, 3 and 4 only
d) None of the above

23. An economy is said to have reached its highest possible efficiency when
a) Factors of production are allocation optimally in the production
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b) Equal income level has been reached for all economic agents
c) Economy is utilizing all its natural resources in production
d) Unemployment level has been consistently maintained at zero

24. Hotri, Adhvaryu and Agrudh are some


a) Sacrificial priests as mentioned in the Rig Veda
b) Types of land grants given under Mauryan Kingdom
c) Communities dedicated to temples in Northern India
d) Forms of Taxation on religious activities during Gupta Empire

25. PolarGAP is an ambitious international mission to


1. Capture new and critical data about the Earths global gravity field
2. Monitor how Earths ice fields are responding to global climate change
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
26. The term Hung Assembly is used to describe a situation where
1. The legislative assembly has been dissolved post resignation of
the Chief Minister
2. No single political party or coalition has an absolute majority of
seats in the assembly
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

27. Consider the following about the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF).
1. It helps in the preparation and implementation of national
adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs) of LDCs.
2. The fund is operated by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

28. Open Market Operations (OMOs) by the Central Bank invariably lead to
1. Lower money supply
2. Reduced foreign exchange
3. Higher statutory ratios
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) None of the above
29. Consider the following with reference to the Payment Card
Industry Security Standards Council.
1. It is an intergovernmental organization regulating the payment
cards industry.
2. It designs and promotes standards for the safety of cardholder
data across the globe.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

30. Consider the following statements about the teachings of the Buddha.
1. The world is soulless as there is nothing permanent in it.
2. The social world is the creation of humans rather than of divine origin.
3. There is a great Law or Dharma behind everything that exists.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

31.Consider the following about Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative.
1. It is an initiative of the World Bank Group Carbon Finance Unit(CFU).
2. It was a major outcome of the Paris Climate Change Conference 2016.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

32. After the Gandhi-Irwin pact, who among the following was
appointed as the only representative of the Congress at the Second
Round Table Conference?
a) Mahatma Gandhi
b) Jawaharlal Nehru
c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
d) Motilal Nehru
33. Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) is employed to
1. Prevent commercial banks from taking excess leverage
2. Periodically recapitalize banks based on a fixed formula
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

34. The Dutch Disease, sometimes seen in news, refers to


1. Impact of loose monetary policies on long-term growth prospects
2. Hyperinflation resulting from an inflow of foreign exchange
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

35. The Union Ministry of AYUSH and Advertising Standards


Council of India (ASCI) have signed a MoU to co-regulate
malpractices in the advertisement of AYUSH sector. Consider the
following about ASCI.
1. It is a self-regulatory voluntary organization.AS PRELIMS TEST SERIES - 2017
2. Any person can complain to the ASCI if an advertisement
released in India seems objectionable.
3. Advertisements which violate ASCI code cannot be permitted on TV.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

36. World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report is


published by
a) United Nations
b) International Monetary Fund (IMF)
c) World Economic Forum (WEF)
d) World Bank Group
37. Consider the following about the Rangarajan Committee on
poverty estimation that was setup some time ago.
1. It recommended that beneficiary list in poverty alleviation
programmes be strictly tied to the poverty line.
2. It neglected non-food consumption items in the calculation of
poverty line citing normative reasons.
3. It introduced the concept of "relative poverty" as an alternative
model of poverty estimation.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
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c) 1 and 3 only
d) 2 only

38. The Election Commission of India does NOT conduct elections to the
a) Office of the President and Vice-President of India
b) Parliament of India
c) State Legislative Assembly
d) Panchayats and Municipalities

39. Consider the following statements.


1. It is a man-made and man-managed wetland.
2. It hosts a rich bird population.
3. It is a World Heritage Site.
4. It is placed on the Montreux Record under the Ramsar Convention.
The above refers to?
a) Loktak National Park
b) Gopalpur on Sea National park
c) Sultanpur National Park
d) Keoladeo Ghana National Park

40. The annual Raisina Dialogue, a flagship geo-political


conference, is conducted by
a) Collaboration of Ministry of External Affairs and Observer
Research Foundation (ORF)
b) Vivekanada Policy Foundation, New Delhi
c) Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA)
d) Collaboration of FICCI and School of International Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
41.Consider the following about International Vaccine Institute (IVI).
1. It is a non-profit intergovernmental organization.
2. It was founded by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GAGH).
3. India, as a collaborator, contributes an annual financial grant to IVI.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3 only

42. Consider the following statements about an important element or ion.


1. It is essential in small quantities for the development of healthy teeth.
2. If consumed in higher quantities it leads to mottling of the teeth.
The element or ion is?
a) Fluoride
b) Chloride
c) Iron
d) Potassium

43. Which of these bodies is/are extra-constitutional statutory bodies?


1. National Commission for Scheduled Castes (SCs)
2. National Commission for Women
3. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
4. National Commission for Backward Classes
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 2, 3 and 4 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 4 only

44. The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) reflects market


conditions for international funds and are widely used by the
banks as a basis for determining the interest rates internationally.
It is decided by
a) Market movements
b) Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
c) International Committee for Money and Banking
d) None of the above
45. Under the Bandobast system during the reign of Akbar
1. Land was divided in categories based on the duration of land use.
2. Land revenue was fixed on the average yield of the assessed land.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
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46. Population trap is a situation in which
a) Population growth is greater than economic growth
b) Unemployment benefits discourage the unemployed to go to work
c) Poverty alleviation programmes keep people persistently poor
d) Fertility rates have declined so much that population starts declining

47. Consider the following statements.


1. Hemis is geographically the largest national park of India.
2. Chilika Lake is the largest coastal lagoon wetland of India.
3. Sunderbans are the largest biosphere reserve of India.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

48. North Sea forms the coastline of which of these nations/regions?


a) Netherlands, Germany and Ireland
b) Norway, UK and Denmark
c) Sweden, Luxemborg and Ireland
d) Czech Republic, Finland and Denmark
49. Fly ash bricks are being used as a popular construction
material in green buildings. They offer which of these advantages
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1. They offer high resistance to sound.
2. They have high water absorption capacity to reduce brick seepage.
3. They have lighter weight leading to reduced dead weight of the building.
4. They are available at a very small fraction of the price of
conventional bricks bringing economies into construction.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 4 only
c) 1, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

50. Consider the following statements.


1. He was one of the Ashtadiggajas at the royal court of Krishnadevaraya. PRELIMS
2. His important works include Manucharitam and Harikathasaram.
The above refers to?
a) Tenali Ramakrishna
b) Allasani Peddanna
c) Ibn Battuta
d) Harihara Raichur

51.The powers and functions exercised by the Election Commission of


India include?
1. To notify the dates and schedules of elections and to scrutinise
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2. To act as a court for settling disputes related to granting of
recognition to political parties and allotment of election symbols to them
3. To cancel polls in the event of rigging, booth capturing or other irregularities
4. To grant political parties the status of national or state parties
on the basis of their poll performance
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 4 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
52. Consider the following about the Department of Personnel
and Training (DoPT), Government of India.
1. The Department deals with cases of appointment to Board of
Management of various Public Sector Undertakings.
2. There is a mandatory provision for DoPT to consult the Public
Service Commissions on all matters relating to methods of
recruitment and promotions.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

53. Consider the following about the social life of Vijayanagara Empire.
1. There was a trend of using Silk and cotton clothes for dressing.
2. Gambling and cock-fighting were used as amusements.
3. Slavery was abolished.
4. None other than those of Hindu religion could be employed in
state administration.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 and 4 only
c) 1, 2 and 3 only
d) 2, 3 and 4 only

54. The Contingency Fund of India


1. Has been established by an Act of the Parliament
2. Is placed at the disposal of the President operated by executive action
3. Cannot be withdrawn except on prior authorization from the Parliament
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only
55. Consider the following about National Health Mission (NHM).
1. It subsumes the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and
the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM).
2. Under the mission, within the broad national parameters states
would have the flexibility to plan and implement state specific action plans.
3. The scheme has a flexible pool finance component for Communicable diseases.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

56. Consider the following statements.


1. He built a new city on the banks of the river Yamuna near Delhi.
2. His reign witnessed the famous Hindi work Padmavat written
by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.
3. He built a Mausoleum at Sasaram, which is considered as one of
the master pieces of Indian architecture.
The above refers to?
a) Babur
b) Humayun
c) Sher Shah Suri
d) Akbar

57. Consider the following autonomous districts and the state they are located in.
1. The North Cachar Hills District: Meghalaya
2. The Mara District: Tripura
3. The Bodoland Territorial Areas District: Assam
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3 only
58. The logo of International Yoga Day includes which of these
elements?
1. Earth
2. Leaves
3. Elephant
4. Sun
5. Duck
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1, 2 and 4 only
b) 2, 3 and 5 only
c) 1 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

59. Consider the following statements with reference to Nalanda University.IAS


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1. It was a Mahayana University and no other religious philosophy
was entertained at the University.
2. It admitted students based on an entrance examination.
3. It facilitated study of subjects of medicine and grammar.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 only
d) 1, 2 and 3 only

60. The market value of intermediary goods is deducted from the


calculation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to
1. Avoid double counting of goods
2. Include the value of depreciation in the capital stock
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Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
61.Consider the following with reference to the Club of Rome.
1. It is a not-for-profit think tank.
2. It published the Limits to Growth thesis which prescribed sustainable
development.
3. It has a national association in India.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
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a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

62. Titanium is a popular industrial metal. It is used


1. In stainless steel for increased carbon content to impart strength
2. In fighter aircrafts due to its higher density than all other metals
and high toughness
Which of the above is/are correct?
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a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

63. Aaranyak, recently seen in news, is a


a) New technique under traditional systems of Indian Medicine
b) Translation of Vedic Aranyakas done for the first time by Indian
Council for Historical Research (ICHR)
c) Non-Governmental organization (NGO) for preservation and
restoration of environmental issues
d) Buddhist monument unearthed from the ruat Nalanda

64. The term Crony capitalism, often seen in news, refers to


a) Displacement of socialism with the model of capitalism
b) Adverse effects of capitalism on sustainability of growth process
c) Mutually advantageous relationships between business leaders
and government officials
d) Greater important of the money sector vis--vis the real sector
65. The National Land Records Modernization Programme
(NLRMP) is being implemented by which of the following
Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (GoI)?
a) Ministry of Rural Development
b) Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
c) Ministry of Urban Development
d) Ministry of Tribal Welfare

66. Consider the following with reference to the National Capital


Territory of (NCT) Delhi.
1. The chief minister is appointed by the Lieutenant Governor.
2. The Lt. Governor is empowered to promulgate ordinances
during recess of the assembly.
3. In the case of difference of opinion between the lt. governor and
his ministers, the view of Lt. Governor prevails invariably.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 2 only

67. Gender Inequality Index (GII) determines the level of women


empowerment based on which of these key indicators?
1. Proportion of parliamentary seats occupied by females
2. Labour force participation rate of females
3. Higher education enrolment ratio
4. Maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rates
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1, 2 and 4 only
b) 2 and 4 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
68. Consider the following statements.
Assertion (A): The establishment of a legislative assembly in the
union territories does not invalidate the supreme control of the
president and Parliament over them.

Reason (R): Legislative assemblies in UTs cannot enact any law


without Presidential assent or his prior recommendation.

In the context of the above, which of these is correct?


a) A is correct, and R is an appropriate explanation of A.
b) A is correct, but R is not an appropriate explanation of A.
c) A is correct, but R is incorrect.
d) Both A and R are incorrect.

69. Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Karyakram included


which of these elements?
1. Unique Labour Identification Number (LIN) to units to
facilitate online registration
2. Facilitate filing of self-certified and simplified Single Online
Return by the industry
3. Apprenticeship Scheme to promote vocational training of workforce
4. Scrapping Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana and introducing a
Universal Worker Health Insurance Scheme
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 2 and 4 only
b) 1, 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 4 only

70. Consider the following about Finance Commission.


1. It is a body set up under Article 275(1) of the Constitution.
2. Fourteenth Finance Commission was chaired by Vijay Kelkar, a
former Secretary in the Government of India.
3. Members of National Statistical Commission and NITI Aayog
are ex-officio members of the commission.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) None of the above
71.Consider the following about the policies and views of Aurangzeb.
1. His ideal was to transform India from an Islamic state to a secular state.
2. He prohibited drinking and consumption of other intoxicants.S PRELIMSST7
3. He forbade music in the Mughal court.
4. He abolished jiziya and pilgrimage tax.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 1 and 4 only
d) 2, 3 and 4 only

72. Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan is concerned with which of the following?


a) Promoting research in institutions of higher learning and educationRIES - 2017
b) Increasing economic growth by mobilizing funding for rural enterprises
c) Developing market funding mechanisms for infrastructural
growth through Public-Private Partnership
d) Addressing the development challenges of local communities
through appropriate technologies with the help of premier institutions

73. Consider the following about The Giving Pledge, a campaign.


1. It legally binds the willing wealthy people of the world to
contribute their wealth to philanthropic causes.
2. It is a charitable foundation founded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.
Which of the above is/are correct?
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a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
74. Which of the following services are under the Integrated
Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme?
1. Pre-school non-formal education
2. Tertiary level check up for development defects and disorders
3. Nutrition & health education
4. Immunization
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 3 and 4 onlyT SERIES - 2017
b) 1, 2 and 4 only
c) 1, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2 and 3 only

75. Consider the following about the Unique Identification


Authority of India (UIDAI).
1. The Unique Identification project was conceived by then
Planning Commission to give unique identity number for each resident.
2. The authority is chaired by the Prime Minister of India.
3. Union Cabinet Ministers nominated by the President of India
are some of the ex-officio members of the UIDAI.
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Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

76. Temple building activity gained momentum during the


Vijayanagar rule. Which of these was/were some of chief
characteristics of the Vijayanagara temple architecture?
1. Temples were made without mandapams to accommodate
greater number of people in the premises.
2. Horse was the most common animal found in the pillars of these temples.
Which of the above is/are correct?IAS PRELIMS TEST SERIES - 2017
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
77.Consider the following about the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
1. It has increased the quota of reservation for the disabled in government jobs.
2. It gives the right to free education for every child of certain age
group with benchmark disability.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
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c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

78. Consider the following about International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP).
1. It was a brainchild of the former United Nations Secretary
General Ban Ki-Moon.
2. It helps developing countries build capacity on designing and
implementing carbon cap and trade systems.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 onlyIMS TEST SERIES - 2017
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

79. Crowding out effect of government borrowing in domestic


markets is likely to reduce if
1. Government reduces domestic borrowing and increases borrowing from abroad.
2. Domestic savings base is substantially increased.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
80. Consider the following with reference to the Indian Ocean
Rim Association (IORA).
1. It grants approvals for sourcing minerals from Exclusive
Economic Zones (EEZ) and continental shelves of the Indian Ocean.
2. It focuses on economic cooperation as well as combating marine piracy.
3. Its coordinating Secretariat is located in India.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only

81. In scheduled areas, the autonomous district and regional


councils administer the areas under their jurisdiction. Consider the
following about their functioning.
1. They can constitute village courts for trial of suits and cases between the tribes.
2. They can make regulations for the control of money lending and
trading by non-tribals in these regions.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

82. Consider the following about Pietra dura.


1. It consists of a series of water sprinklers placed aesthetically in
large swathes of garden.
2. The pietra dura method was used on a large scale in the Taj Mahal by Shah Jahan.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
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83. The Constitution requires the president to appoint a
commission to report on the administration of the scheduled areas
and the welfare of the scheduled tribes in the states. Such
commissions have been appointed twice under the respective Chairmanship of
a) L M Singhvi and Deepak Mehta
b) UN Dhebar and Dilip Singh Bhuria
c) Ashok Mittal and Ramaswamy Iyer
d) P S Kheda and Ramesh Adhikari
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84. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director is
selected by a collegium comprising
1. Prime Minister
2. Chief Justice of India
3. Speaker, Lok Sabha
4. Union Minister of Home Affairs
5. Leader of Opposition, Lok Sabha
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
b) 1, 2 and 5 only
c) 2, 3, 4 and 5 only
d) 1, 3, 4 and 5 only
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85. Consider the following statements regarding the Marginal
Standing Facility (MSF).
1. MSF functions as the last resort for banks to borrow short-term
funds over and above that available under the Liquidity
Adjustment Facility Window (LAF).
2. MSF is an extraordinary rate at which banks can borrow money
from the central bank by a much cheaper route than repo rate.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
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86. Which of the following constitute the monitorable targets
under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) Scheme?
1. Ensure universalization of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)
2. Achieve cent per cent enrolment of girls in secondary education
by the end of SDGs target year
3. Improve the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) in select gender critical districts
4. Establishment of dedicated girl care units in Primary and
Community Health Care Centres in every village panchayat
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 2 and 4 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

87. The Pareto principle is sometimes used to judge


1. Effectiveness of welfare programmes
2. Efficient allocation of public finances
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

88. Consider the following with reference to the Estimates


Committee of the Parliament.
1. The Rajya Sabha has no representation in this committee.
2. A minister can be elected as a member of the committee.
3. The chairman of the committee is appointed by the Speaker.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only
89. Greatest attraction of the park is a bird called the great
Indian bustard, a critically endangered species found only in India.
Which of the following can be this national park?
a) Great Himalayan National Park
b) Kolleru National Park
c) Desert National Park
d) Agasythmalai National Park

90. The following locations in Australia host popular cricket stadiums.


1. Melbourne
2. Sydney
3. Adelaide
4. Brisbane
What is the correct order of these locations north to south?
a) 4231
b) 2134
c) 1234
d) 4132

91.Amaram Lands, during the Vijayanagara Empire, were granted to


a) Top-grade officers in lieu of their services
b) Neighbouring Kingdoms as a tribute to good relations
c) Religious institutions for the promotion of charitable activities
d) Landless tenants who were suffering from grave poverty and sickness

92. Consider the following statements about the Results


Framework Document (RFD).
1. Under the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation System
(PMES) each department is required to prepare a RFD.
2. An RFD provides a summary of the most important results that
a department/ministry expects to achieve during the financial year.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
93. Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring organic compound. It is used in
1. Adulteration of milk
2. Ripening of mangos
3. Disinfectant and biocide
4. Biological preserving medium
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1, 3 and 4 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 2 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

94. Which of the following is/are methods/examples of in-situ conservation?


1. DNA banks
2. Botanical gardens
3. Tissue Culture
4. Wildlife sanctuaries
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1, 2 and 4 only
b) 4 only
c) 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2 and 3 only

95. Consider the following about white blood cells.


1. They are produced in the marrow region.
2. They are created lesser during an infection to the body than during normal times.
3. They have the ability of being able to leave and enter the blood
stream travelling to other body tissues when needed.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
96. Which of the following has been chosen as the first National
Implementing Entity (NIE) of Green Climate Fund (GCF)
established under United Nations Framework Convention on
Climate Change (UNFCCC)?
a) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
b) National Green Corps
c) NITI Aayog
d) Centre for Science and Environment, India

97. The Inclusive Development Index (IDI) released in World


Economic Forums (WEF) recent report includes which of the
following indicators?
1. Carbon intensity of GDP
2. Labour productivity
3. Income Gini coefficient
4. Debt-to-GDP ratio
5. Primary school enrolment and drop-out rate
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 2 and 4 only
b) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only
c) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 3 and 4 only

98. Article 324 of the Constitution has made which of the


following provisions to safeguard and ensure the independent and
impartial functioning of the Election Commission?
1. The election commissioners are provided with the security of
tenure because their term is fixed as provided in the constitution.
2. The Constitution has prescribed the qualifications for
appointment to the office of the Election Commission.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
99. Consider the following with reference to the Civil Liability for
Nuclear Damage Act, 2010 and the rules made therein.
1. The Act caps the maximum financial liability of the nuclear
plant operator in case of a nuclear accident.
2. The Act grants the nuclear plant operator the right of recourse
against only foreign suppliers.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None

100. Gram Sabha includes


1. All registered voters of a panchayat
2. Panchayat members (Panch)
3. Panchayat Secretary
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 2 and 3 only