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UPSC PREVIOUS YEAR PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS ANSWERS

Question 6541 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to Dhrupad, one of the major traditions of India that has been kept alive for centuries, which of the following statements are correct? 1. Dhrupad originated and developed in the Rajput kingdoms during the Mughal period. 2. Dhrupad is primarily a devotional and spiritual music. 3. Dhrupad Alap uses Sanskrit syllables from Mantras. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only (e) 1, 2 and 3
C
None of the above is correct
Question 6542 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
How do you distinguish between Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam dances? 1. Dancers occasionally speaking dialogues is found in Kuchipudi dance but not in Bharatanatyam. 2. Dancing on the brass plate by keeping the feet on its edges is a feature of Bharatanatyam but Kuchipudi dance does not have such a form of movements. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only (e) Both 1 and 2
C
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 6543 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one among the following industries is the maximum consumer of water in India?
A
Engineering
B
Paper and pulp (e) Textiles
C
Thermal power
Question 6544 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following characterizes/ characterize the people of Indus Civilization? 1. They possessed great palaces and temples. 2. They worshipped both male and female deities. 3. They employed horse-drawn chariots in warfare. Select the correct statement/ statements using the codes given below.
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 only (e) 1, 2 and 3
C
None of the statements given above is correct
Question 6545 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following diseases can be transmitted from one person to another through tattooing? 1. Chikungunya 2. Hepatitis B 3. HIVAIDS Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only (e) 1 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
Question 6546 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following adds / add nitrogen to the soil? 1. Excretion of urea by animals 2. Burning of coal by man 3. Death of vegetation Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only (e) 1 and 3 only
C
1, 2 and 3
Question 6547 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The power to increase the number of judges in the Supreme Court of India is vested in
A
the President of India
B
the Parliament
C
the Chief Justice of India (el) the Law Commission
Question 6548 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following are some important pollutants released by steel industry in India? 1. Oxides of sulphur 2. Oxides of nitrogen 3. Carbon monoxide 4. Carbon dioxide Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1, 3 and 4 only
B
2 and 3 only (e) 1 and 4 only
C
1,2, 3 and 4
Question 6549 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to Rowlatt Satyagraha, which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. The Rowlatt Act was based on the recommendations of the 'Sedition Committee'. 2. In Rowlatt Satyagraha, Gandhiji tried to utilize the Home Rule League. 3. Demonstrations against the arrival of Simon Commission coincided with Rowlatt Satyagraha. Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 only
B
1 and 2 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 6550 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements : 1. The winds which blow between 30$^\circ$ N and 60$^\circ$ S latitudes throughout the year are known as westerlies. 2. The moist air masses that cause winter rains in North-Western region of India are part of westerlies. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 6551 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Among the following states, which one has the most suitable climatic conditions for the cultivation of a large variety of orchids with minimum cost of production, and can develop an export oriented industry in this field?
A
Andhra Pradesh.
B
Arunachal Pradesh.
C
Madhya Pradesh.
D
Uttar Pradesh.
Question 6552 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The radius of the circle inscribed in an equilateral triangle of side 2ji unit is a) UPSCPRELIMINARY IAS IPS questions units "
A
UPSCPRELIMINARY IAS IPS questions /2 units , 1 unit
B
2 UPSCPRELIMINARY IAS IPS questions units
Question 6553 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
From a pack of 52 playing cards, 'two cards are pulled which turn out to be aces. The probability that another two cards drawn will also be aces is
A
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B
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C
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D
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Question 6554 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The population of India in 1971 was 548 million. Growth rate between 1961 and 1971 was 24.8 per cent. Therefore, the population in 1961 was approximately
A
475 million
B
440 million
C
430 million
D
390 million
Question 6555 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In which of the following shapes can a 1-kg plastic sheet be moulded so as to have minimum surface area ?
A
Cylindrical
B
Spherical
C
Conical
D
Cubical
Question 6556 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Gita : "Naresh became a better boxer since he started meditation." "Impossible," said Radha, "a boxer's most important asset is his aggression." What Radha intends to say ? "
A
Naresh could not be a boxer as he has no aggression
B
Meditation tends to make a person less aggressive
C
Meditation has nothing to do with the boxing practice
D
Naresh could not take to meditation as he was a boxer
Question 6557 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
State the chronological order in which the following events took place : 1. Launching of APPLE 2. Launching of Rohini 3. Antarctica expedition 4. Indian cosmonaut
A
3-1-2-4
B
2-3-1-4
C
2-1-3-4
D
3-2-1-4
Question 6558 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who among the following attended all the three Round Table Conferences ?
A
Madan Mohan Malaviya
B
Mahatma Gandhi
C
Sarojini Naidu
D
B. R. Ambedkar
Question 6559 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Gautam Buddha attained Nirvana at
A
Bodh Gaya
B
Sarnath
C
Kushi Nagar
D
Lumbini
Question 6560 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
'Ranikhet' is a disease found in
A
Poultry
B
Cows
C
Sheep
D
Dog
There are 6560 questions to complete.

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