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UPSC PREVIOUS YEAR PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS ANSWERS

Question 81 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following is the correct sequences in respect of the Roman numerals C,D,L and M ?
A
C > D > L > M
B
M<L>D>C
C
M> D > C > L
D
L > C < D > M
Question 82 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements: The Supreme Court of India tenders advice to the President of India on matters of law or fact. 1. on its own initiative (on any matter of larger public interest). 2. if he seeks such an advice. 3. only if the matters relate to the Fundamental Rights of the citizens. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
3
D
1 and 2
Question 83 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to the invaders in ancient India, which one of the following is the correct chronological order ?
A
Greeks - Sakas - Kushans
B
Greeks - Kushans - Sakas
C
Sakas - Greeks - Kushans
D
Sakas - Kushans - Greeks
Question 84 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is 'Greenhouse Gas Protocol'?
A
It is an international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions
B
It is an initiative of the United Nations to offer financial incentives to developing countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adopt eco-friendly technologies
C
It is an inter-governmental agreement ratified by all the member countries of the United Nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to specified levels by the year 2022
D
It is one of the multilateral REDD+ initiatives hosted by the World Bank
Question 85 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Inclusive growth as enunciated in the Eleventh Five Year Plan does not include one of the following:
A
Reduction of poverty
B
Extension of employment opportunities
C
Strengthening of capital market
D
Reduction of gender inequality
Question 86 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements : 1. Sikkim has the minimum area among the 28 Indian States (Delhi and Pondicherry not included). 2. Chandigarh has the highest literacy rate among Pondicherry, NCT of Delhi and other Union Territories. 3. Maharashtra has the highest population after Uttar Pradesh among the 28 Indian States (Delhi and Pondicherry not included). Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1 only
D
3 only
Question 87 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one among the following commissions was set up in pursuance of a definite provision under an Article of the Constitution of India ?
A
University Grants commission
B
National Human Rights Commission
C
Election Commission
D
Central Vigilance Commission
Question 88 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A person X has four notes of Rupee 1, 2, 5 and 10 denomination. The number of different sums of money she can form from them is
A
16
B
15
C
12
D
8
Question 89 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
'Basel III Accord' or simply 'Basel III', often seen in the news, seeks to
A
develop national strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity
B
improve banking sector's ability to deal with financial and economic stress and improve risk management
C
reduce the greenhouse gas emissions but places a heavier burden on developed countries
D
transfer technology from developed countries to poor countries to enable them to replace the use of chlorofluorocarbons in refrigeration with harmless chemicals
Question 90 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Examine the following statements: 1. All colours are pleasant. 2. Some colours are pleasant. 3. No colour is pleasant. 4. Some colours are not pleasant. Given that the statement 4 is true, what can be definitely concluded?
A
1 and 2 are true
B
1 is false
C
2 is false
D
3 is true
Question 91 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to 'Bitcoins', sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. Bitcoins are tracked by the Central Banks of the countries. 2. Anyone with a Bitcoin address can send and receive Bitcoins from anyone else with a Bitcoin address. 3. Online payments can be sent without either side knowing the identity of the other. Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 92 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to 'Financial Stability and Development Council', consider the following statements : 1. It is an organ of NITI Aayog. 2. It is headed by the Union Finance Minister. 3. It monitors macroprudential supervision of the economy. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
A
1 and 2 only
B
3 only
C
2 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 93 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who among the following bowlers have taken more than 500 wickets in Test Cricket ? 1. Wasim Akram 2. Richard Hadlee 3. Glenn McGrath 4. Courtney Walsh Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
1 and 2 only
B
3 and 4 only
C
1, 2 and 3 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
Question 94 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched? 1. Francis Collins : Mapping human genome 2. Sergey Brin : Google Search Engine 3. Jimmy Wals : Wikipedia Select the answer using the code given below:
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
3 only
D
1,2 and 3
Question 95 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following kinds of organisms: 1. Bat 2. Bee 3. Bird Which of the above is/are pollinating agent/agents?
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 96 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
How does the National Rural Livelihood Mission seek to improve livelihood options of rural poor? 1. By setting up a large number of new manufacturing industries and agribusiness centers in rural areas 2. By strengthening 'self-help groups' and providing skill development 3. By supplying seeds, fertilizers, diesel pump-sets and micro-irrigation equipment free of cost to farmers Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 97 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
With reference to the scientific progress of ancient India, which of the statements given below are correct? 1. Different kinds of specialized surgical instruments were in common use by 1st century AD. 2. Transplant of internal organs in the human body had begun by the beginning of 3rd century AD. 3. The concept of since of an angle was known in 5th century AD. 4. The concept of cyclic quadrilaterals was known in 7th century AD. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
1 and 2 only
B
3 and 4 only
C
1, 3 and 4 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
Question 98 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is / are the characteristic/characteristics of Indian coal? 1. High ash content 2. Low sulphur content 3. Low ash fusion temperature Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 99 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What are the significances of a practical approach to sugarcane production known as 'Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative'? 1. Seed cost is very low in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation. 2. Drip irrigation can be practiced very effectively in this. 3. There is no application of chemical/ inorganic fertilizers at all in this. 4. The scope for intercropping is more in this compared to the conventional method of cultivation. Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 and 3 only
B
1, 2 and 4 only
C
2, 3 and 4 only
D
1, 2, 3 and 4
Question 100 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Regarding 'Atal Pension Yojana', which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. It is a minimum guaranteed pension scheme mainly targeted at unorganized sector workers. 2. Only one member of a family can join the scheme. 3. Same amount of pension is guaranteed for the spouse for life after subscriber's death. Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
There are 100 questions to complete.

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