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UPSC PREVIOUS YEAR PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS ANSWERS

Question 581 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The candidate for Vice-Presidential election must possess the qualifications prescribed for the Presidential candidate except that ne must be :
A
a citizen of India
B
over 35 years of age
C
holding no office of profit under the Government
D
qualified to be a member of the Rajya Sabha
Question 582 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who has the authority to remove the Vice-President from his office before the expiry of his term?
A
Rajya Sabha
B
Parliament
C
Lok Sabha
D
Supreme Court
Question 583 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Alexander sent back home a portion of his army under an admiral called ______.
A
Ptolemy
B
Nearchos
C
Menander
D
Porus
Question 584 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Pushyamitra Sunga was a staunch ______.
A
Buddhist
B
Jain
C
Hindu
D
Atheist
Question 585 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The earliest 'evidence of silver in India is found in the
A
Harappan culture
B
Chalcolitchic cultures of western India
C
Vedic Texts
D
Silver punchmarked coins
Question 586 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following was initially the most powerful city state of India in the 6th century BC?
A
Gandhar
B
Kamboj
C
Kashi
D
Magadh
Question 587 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following was another name of Pataliputra?
A
Purushapura
B
Kusinagara
C
Kusumapura
D
Huvishkapura
Question 588 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who was referred to as Amitraghata by the Greeks?
A
Chandragupta Maurya
B
Bimbisara
C
Bindusara
D
Vasudeva
Question 589 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The founder of the Achaemenian Empire was
A
Cyrus
B
Darius
C
Xerxes
D
Cambyses
Question 590 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following was the characteristic feature of the religion of the ancient Tamils?
A
Worship of Nature
B
Worship of Mother Goddess
C
Worship of Murugan
D
Worship of Sun
Question 591 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The most powerful ruler of the Cheras was
A
Udiyanjeral
B
Nedunjeraladan
C
Senguttuvan
D
Sengannan
Question 592 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A temple for 'Patini devi' was constructed by
A
Karikala
B
Paranar
C
Senguttuvan
D
Udiyanjeral
Question 593 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The period of high inflation and low economic growth is termed as: [RRB 1992]
A
stagnation
B
take-off stage in economy
C
stagflation
D
none of these
Question 594 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Stagflation implies a case of: [CDS 1992]
A
galloping inflation
B
recession plus inflation
C
adverse balance of trade
D
rising wages and employment
Question 595 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Inflation can be contained by:
A
surplus budget
B
increase in taxation
C
reduction in public expenditure
D
all the above
Question 596 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Deficit financing creates additional paper currency to fill the gap between expenditure and revenue. This device aims at economic development but if it fails, it generates : [IFS 1990]
A
inflation
B
devaluation
C
deflation
D
demonetization
Question 597 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A steady increase in the general level of prices as a result of excessive increase in aggregate demand as compared to aggregate supply is termed as : [CDS 1999]
A
demand-pull inflation
B
cost-push inflation
C
stagflation
D
structural inflation
Question 598 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A high rate of inflation tends to worsen balance of payments because:
A
prices of imported goods rise
B
prices of exported goods rise making exports less competitive
C
prices of imported goods fall and hence more is imported
D
prices of exported goods fall and hence less amount is obtained in terms of foreign exchange
Question 599 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The effect of inflation on tax revenue results in a situation known as :
A
stagflation
B
fiscaldrag
C
reflation
D
disinflation
Question 600 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The sum of which of the following constitutes Broad Money in India? [IAS 1997] 1. Currency with the public 2. Demand deposits with banks 3. Time deposits with banks 4. Other deposits with RBI Choose the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
1 and 2
B
1, 2 and 3
C
1, 2, 3 and 4
D
1, 2 and 4
There are 600 questions to complete.

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