UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 17

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 17

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Monsoons in India are stronger when:
A
Low pressure due to heating of Tibetan Plateau
B
High Pressure in the Tibetan Plateau
C
Southward shift of ITCZ in month of May
D
Strong low pressure in the Mascarene basin
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements regarding Autonomous District/Regional Councils;
  1. They are formed by the mandate of fifth schedule in Schedule Areas.
  2. Tribal Areas as per the constitution cover nine states in the country.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 2 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. The District Council and the Regional Council are established in Tribal areas as given under the Sixth Schedule. They have power to make laws on various legislative subjects.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Tribal areas as per sixth schedule are in four states: Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura. Scheduled Areas as per fifth schedule spread over nine states.

Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following are the non-federal features in the Indian Constitution?
  1. All India Services
  2. Supremacy of the Constitution
  3. Flexibility of the Constitution
  4. Bicameralism
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
A
1 and 2 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
1 and 4 only
D
2 and 3 only
Question 3 Explanation: 
1 and 2 only
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The sources of mercury pollution include
1. coal fired thermal power plants.
2. supersonic jets.
3. automobiles.
4. waste incinerators
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
A
1, 2 and 3 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
1, 3 and 4 only
D
1 and 4 only
Question 4 Explanation: 
1, 3 and 4 only. Supersonic jets release nitrogen oxides and not mercury.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements: 1] Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (Traditional Farming Improvement Programme) has been launched by Government of India to support and promote organic farming and thereby improving soil health. 2] This will encourage farmers to adopt eco-friendly concept of cultivation and reduce their dependence on fertilizers and agricultural chemicals to improve yields. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
A
1 Only
B
2 Only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
There are 5 questions to complete.