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UPSC Prelims STATIC Quiz-10th March 2018


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Skills of Answer writing or even solving MCQs with minimum knowledge is possible. With practise once can reach to that level.

Always believe in that. You can reach your goal even with your existing knowledge(Not applied to most of the freshers)


(1) Which of the following is incorrectly matched

1. Cocos plate : Between Central America and Pacific plate

2. Nazca plate : Between the Asiatic and Pacific plate

3. Arabian plate : Mostly the Saudi Arabian landmass

4. Philippine plate: Between South America and Pacific plate

Code :

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 4

c) 1 and 3

d) 3 and 4


(2) Consider the following about ‘Allaudin Khilji’

i. Declared himself as Sikandar-iSani (Alexander the Second)

ii. He made ‘Iqta System’ in administration hereditary.

iii. Introduced Market Reforms

iv. Built Alai Darwaza, Siri Fort, Zamat e khana mosque.

a. Only 1, 2 are true

b. Only 3, 4 are true

c. Only 1, 3, 4 are true

d. All are true


(3) Which part of the Constitution directs the state to establish Panchayati Raj institutions in the country?

1. The Preamble
2. The Directive Principle of State Policy
3. The Fundamental Rights

Select the answer from the codes given below:

A. 1 Only

B. 2 Only

C. 2 and 3 Only

D. None of above


(4) Consider the following statements: Chlorofluorocarbons, known as ozone depleting substances, are used

1. in the production of plastic foams

2. in the production of tubeless tyres

3. in cleaning certain electronic components

4. as pressurizing agents in aerosol cans

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1, 2 and 3

b. Only 4

c. 1, 3 and 4

d. 1, 2, 3 and 4


(5) Consider the following regions of Israel.

1. West Bank

2. Gaza Strip

3. Golan Heights

Arrange these regions of Israel from North to South.

A. 3-1-2

B. 1-2-3

C. 1-3-2

D. 3-2-1


(6) In the context of the Indian reaction to the Government of India Act 1935:

1. Congress opposed the Act completely as the Governor General
at the centre effectively had all powers with him2. In the context that the Act recognised separate electorates for
minorities, Nehru called the Act as- “Only brakes, No engine”

A. Only 1 is correct

B. Only 2 is correct

C. Both 1 and 2 are correct

D. Neither 1 nor 2


(7) There is a concern: over the increase in harmful algal blooms in the seawaters of India.What could be the causative factors for this phenomenon?

1. Discharge of nutrients from the estuaries.

2. Run-off from the land during the monsoon.

3. Upwelling in the seas.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 2 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3


(8) Joint State Public Service Commission created for two or more states is a

a. Statutory Body

b. Constitutional Body

c. Non-statutory body

d. None of the above


(9) Which of the following are examples of chemical weathering?

1. Oxidation of minerals in a rock.

2. Decomposition by organic acids.

3. Repeated wetting and drying of rocks.

4. Frost action on rocks.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 1, 2 and 4 only

c. 2, 3 and 4 only

d. 1, 2 and 4 only


(10) In India, which of the following have the highest share in the disbursement of credit to agriculture and allied activities?

(a) Commercial Banks

(b) Cooperative Banks

(c) Regional Rural Banks

(d) Microfinance Institutions


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