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UPSC PREVIOUS YEAR PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS ANSWERS

Question 181 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following statements are true? I. Presidential election is held before the expiration of the term of the outgoing President. II. The term of the President's office can be extended if general elections for any Assembly are not held due to an emergency. III. If the term of any President is cut short by reason of his death, resignation or removal, then the election of next President should be held within three months of the occurence of the vacancy. IV. The Indian Constitution is silent on the number of times a person can be re-elected President.
A
I, II, III and IV
B
I, II and III
C
III and IV
D
I and IV
Question 182 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The President selects as Prime Minister: 1. the leader of the party in majority in Lok Sabha. 2. anyone he wishes to. 3. the person who is in a position to win the confidence of the majority in Lok Sabha. 4. the leader of the party having a majority of seats in either Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha.
A
I only
B
III or IV
C
I or III
D
I, III or IV
Question 183 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Each member of Parliament who participates in the Presidential election is entitled to cast as many votes as are obtained by dividing the total number of votes of the Legislative Assemblies of all the States by the total number of elected members of the two Houses of Parliament. This ensures:
A
parity between the voting strengths of the States and the Parliament
B
parity among the States
C
uniformity of representation of the different States
D
All the above
Question 184 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Put in chronological order the following names of Presidents of India. 1. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan 2. V.V.Giri 3. Dr. Zakir Hussain 4. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
A
I, II, III, IV
B
I, III, II, IV
C
II, I, III, IV
D
I, III, IV, II
Question 185 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The President takes an oath before assuming office in the presence of the Chief Justice of India. If the Chief Justice is not available, he takes the oath in the presence of:
A
the Vice-President
B
the senior-most Judge of the Supreme Court
C
the Attorney-General
D
Election Commissioner
Question 186 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following Emergencies can be declared by the President on his own? I. Emergency on account of armed rebellion. II. Financial Emergency. III. President's Rule in a State.
A
I only
B
III only
C
I, II and III
D
None of these
Question 187 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The President may appoint all the following except:
A
Prime Minister
B
Governor
C
High Court judges
D
Rajya Sabha Chairman
Question 188 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
'Prince of Pilgrims' was the name attributed to
A
Fa-Hien
B
I-tsing
C
Hiuen Tsang
D
Megasthenese
Question 189 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The coins of which of the following reveal their love for music?
A
Maurya
B
Nandas
C
Guptas
D
Cholas
Question 190 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The year of accession of Kanishka to throne was
A
108 AD
B
58 AD
C
128 AD
D
78 AD
Question 191 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kalinga was took place in the year
A
263 BC
B
240 BC
C
261 BC
D
232 BC
Question 192 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The first Grammarian of the Sanakrit language was
A
Kalhana
B
Panini
C
Maitreyi
D
Kalidasa
Question 193 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The famous poet Kalidasa lived in the court of
A
Chandragupta
B
Chandragupta-II
C
Samudragupta
D
Kumaragupta
Question 194 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following vedas contains sacrificial formulae?
A
Sama Veda
B
Yajur Veda
C
Rig Veda
D
Athrva Veda
Question 195 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
When did the best productions of Gandhara sculpture appear?
A
Mauryan Period
B
Gupta Period
C
Kushana Period
D
Harsha Period
Question 196 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The caves of Ajanta and EIlora belonged to
A
Jains
B
Hindus
C
Buddhists
D
Sikhs
Question 197 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Name the temple in Indonesia where scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharata are depicted?
A
Brihadeshwara
B
Angkor Wat
C
Kailashnath
D
Borobudur
Question 198 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The difference between a bank and a non-banking financial institution (NBFI) is that: [IAS 1994]
A
a bank interacts directly with customers while an NBFI interacts with banks and governments
B
a bank indulges in a number of activities relating to finance with a range of customers, while an NBFI is , mainly concerned with the term loan needs of large enterprises
C
a bank deals with both internal and international customers while an NBFI is mainly concerned with the finances of foreign companies
D
a bank's main interest is to help in business transactions and saving/investment activities while an NBFl's main interest is in the stabilisation of the currency
Question 199 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The main function of the Exim Bank is:
A
to help RBI in the regulation of foreign exchange
B
to prevent unlicensed transaction
C
to promote exports and curtail imports
D
to conserve foreign exchange
Question 200 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The main difference between shares and debentures is :
A
debentures can only be issued after shares
B
shareholders receive dividend on shares whereas debenture holders receive interest on debentures
C
debentures can be partly converted into shares whereas shares cannot be converted into debentures
D
shareholders are the owners of the company whereas debenture holders are the creditors of the company
There are 200 questions to complete.

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