UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 275

 

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 275

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Question 1
With reference to Delhi Sultanate, who were the bandagan?
A
Royal spies posted to other kingdoms
B
Translators and scribes hired by the royalty
C
Cavalrymen deputed to hilly regions
D
Special slaves purchased for military service
Geography Questions answers

Question 1 Explanation: 

The consolidation of a kingdom as vast as the Delhi Sultanate needed reliable governors and administrators. Rather than appointing aristocrats and landed chieftains as governors, the early Delhi Sultans, especially Iltutmish, favoured their special slaves purchased for military service, called bandagan in Persian. "

Question 2
Consider the following statements about Khajuraho temples
  1. They are made up of sandstone
  2. Lakshmana temple is one of the many temples there
  3. They were patronised by Chandella dynasty
Select the correct answer using codes below
A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 and 3
D
All of them
Aptitude test Questions answers

Question 2 Explanation: 
  • The temples at Khajuraho are all made of sandstone. Hence statement 1 is true
  • They were patronised by the Chandella dynasty. The Lakshamana temple represents the fullfledged, developed style of temple architecture during the time of the Chandellas. Its construction was completed by 954, the year as per the inscription found at the base of the temple, by Yashovarman, the seventh ruler of the Chandella dynasty. The temple plan is of a panchayana type. Hence statement 2 and 3 are true.
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Question 3
With reference to "Hornbill festival", recently in news, which of the following statement is/are correct?
  1. Hornbill Festival was celebrated in Assam.
  2. The Hornbill festival is named after the hornbill bird.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Data interpretation (DI) Questions answers

Question 3 Explanation: 
Statement 1 is incorrect. Hornbill Festival was celebrated on the State Formation Day of Nagaland on December. The Hornbill Festival is the perfect showcase of rich Naga culture and traditions, preserved over the years in the form of music, dance and food.

Statement 2 is correct. The Hornbill festival is named after the hornbill bird. The bird is highly respected and its importance is reflected in tribal folklore, songs and dances.

Question 4
What are some of the challenges that the India Post Payments Bank would have to overcome in order for it to run successfully?
  1. Lack of experience of staff in handling insurance products
  2. Inadequate presence to target the vast unbanked population in rural areas
  3. Inadequate experience in the domestic remittance business
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A
1 only
B
2 Only
C
3 Only
D
None of the above
Sociology Questions answers

Question 4 Explanation: 

"The business correspondents model has not worked well and banks simply do not have the kind of presence required to target the vast unbanked population in the rural areas and even urban poor. However, India Post with its vast network of more than 1.5 lakh offices, 90 per cent of which are in rural areas, can aid in financial inclusion. This should be compared with about 1.05 lakh branches of all the banks in the country.Further India Post is a significant player in the domestic remittance business with experience in managing small savings deposits. The staff need extensive training in handling these products - especially insurance and pension products - as they are different from the current financial products in India Post's portfolio."

http://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/india-post-to-boost-financial-inclusion/article8691176.ece "

Question 5
Olive Reddly turtles hatch
A
South of Lake Chilka
B
North of Vamsadhara river
C
In the delta region of Brahmani river
D
None of the above
Geography Questions answers

Question 5 Explanation: 

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