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UPSC PREVIOUS YEAR PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS ANSWERS

Question 381 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Union Council of Ministers consists of:
A
Prime Minister
B
Cabinet Minister
C
Cabinet Ministers and Chief Ministers of the States
D
Cabinet Ministers, Ministers of State and Deputy Ministers
Question 382 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The portfolios are allocated to the ministers by:
A
the President
B
the Prime Minister
C
collective decision of the Council of Ministers
D
individual choice
Question 383 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The salary and perquisites of the Prime Minister of India are decided by the:
A
Constitution
B
Cabinet
C
Parliament
D
President
Question 384 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Prime Minister is said to hold office during the pleasure of the President but in reality he stays in office as long as he enjoys the confidence of:
A
the electorate
B
the Lok Sabha
C
the party to which he belongs
D
Parliament
Question 385 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In the event of the resignation or death of the Prime Minister:
A
the Ministry is dissolved
B
fresh general elections must take place
C
the Cabinet may choose another leader
D
the President decides what to do
Question 386 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Prime Minister is :
A
elected by Lok Sabha
B
elected by the Parliament
C
appointed by the President
D
nominated by the party enjoying majority in Lok Sabha
Question 387 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Prime Minister:
A
is head of government
B
is the leader of Lok Sabha
C
may change the portfolios of the Ministers at will
D
may do all the above
Question 388 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The greatest Kushana ruler whose contribution to Buddhism was even greater than that of Ashoka, was
A
Kadphises
B
Kanishka I
C
Vasishka
D
Huvishka
Question 389 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The fourth and the last Buddhist Council was convened by
A
Ashoka
B
Menander
C
Kanishka
D
Huvishka
Question 390 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The first image of the Buddha-was carved out during the reign of
A
Ashoka
B
Pusyamitra Shunga
C
Kanishka I
D
Menander
Question 391 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Gandhara-Mathura School of Art, which flourished during the Kushana period and the foreign influence of
A
Greece
B
Rome
C
Both (a) and (b) above
D
China
Question 392 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
During the reign of Kanishka, Buddhism for the first time went to China and from China it went to
A
Burma and Tibet
B
Thailand and Cambodia
C
Korea and Japan
D
Indonesia and Vietnam
Question 393 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who of the following was the personal physician of Kanishka and also the author of a famous treatise on the Indian system of medicine?
A
Charaka
B
Susruta
C
Nagarjuna
D
Jevaka
Question 394 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The worship of images (of Buddha) in India began during the period
A
Mauryan
B
Sunga
C
Kushana
D
Gupta
Question 395 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The earliest stratum of the history of the Tamils is known as
A
Chola Age
B
Pandyan Age
C
Sangam Age
D
Pallava Age
Question 396 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Sangam Age in the history of South India represents
A
The period of Aryanisation of South India
B
A period when an assembly of a college of Tamil poets was held at Madurai
C
A literary-cultural phase of the Tamilham during the first three centuries of the Christian era
D
Both (b) and (c) above
Question 397 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
During the Sangam Age brisk and nourishing foreign trade was conducted from the south Indian ports of Muziris, Kaveripattnam or Poom-Puhar and Arikamedu to
A
West Asia
B
South East Asia
C
Roman World
D
Central Europe
Question 398 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is the Banker of the Banks? [Railways 1995]
A
IDBI
B
SBI
C
RBI
D
SBI and RBI
Question 399 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is not true about the Reserve Bank of India?
A
It regulates the currency and credit system of India
B
It maintains the exchange value of the rupee
C
Foreign exchange reserves are kept by RBI
D
One rupee notes and coins are issued by RBI
Question 400 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
When was the Reserve Bank of India taken over by the Government? [PCS 1994]
A
1945
B
1948
C
19S2
D
1956
There are 400 questions to complete.

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