UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 9

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UPSC PRELIMINARY MOCK TEST 9

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is/are correct?
  1. Maritime transport is to be administered by the Central Government.
  2. All major ports are government administered.
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 1 Explanation: 
Maritime transport is to be administered by both the Central and the State governments. All major ports, except one (Ennore Port) are government administered.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Indian constitution is a combination of federal and non-federal features. Point out the non-federal features from these:
  1. All India Services
  2. Flexibility of the constitution
  3. Supremacy of constitution
  4. Bicameralism
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
A
1 and 2 only
B
1 and 3 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1 and 4 only
Question 2 Explanation: 
1 and 2 only
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following crops were introduced by the Portuguese to India?
  1. Sugarcane
  2. Maize
  3. Tomato
  4. Potato
A
1, 3 and 4 only
B
3 and 4 only
C
2, 3 and 4 only
D
All of the above
Question 3 Explanation: 
2, 3 and 4 only. Sugarcane was already cultivated in India. The Portuguese introduced potato, tomato, tobacco and maize from South America.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Match the following Women's Organisations Founder
  1. Bharat Stree Mahamandal Mehribai Tata
  2. Bharat Mahila Parishad Sarala Devi Chaudhurani
  3. Arya Mahila Samaj Pandita Ramabai
  4. National Council of women in India Ramabai Ranade
1 2 3 4
A
D B C A
B
B D C A
C
B D A C
D
D B A C
Question 4 Explanation: 

Bharat Stree Mahamandal Sarala Devi Chaudhurani

Bharat Mahila Parishad Ramabai Ranade

Arya Mahila Samaj Pandita Ramabai

National Council of women in India Mehribai Tata

Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968 which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The Election Commission allots symbols only for recognised political parties whose candidates can use it while contesting in polls
2. An independent candidate has to approach the EC with his symbol before contesting in polls to ensure it does not match any from the EC's list
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
Question 5 Explanation: 

* As per the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968, the Election Commission allots symbols for anyone contesting in polls.
* A person contesting on behalf of a recognised political party will inherit the party's symbol. An independent candidate or someone contesting on behalf of an unrecognised political party has to approach the Commission and get a symbol allotted from the list of 'free' symbols available.

TH: 'Free' Election Symbols; "

There are 5 questions to complete.