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UPSC PREVIOUS YEAR PRELIMINARY QUESTIONS ANSWERS

Question 121 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In the cities of our country, which among the following atmospheric gases are normally considered in calculating the value of Air Quality Index? 1. Carbon dioxide 2. Carbon monoxide 3. Nitrogen dioxide 4. Sulfur dioxide 5. Methane Select the correct answer using the code given below.
A
1, 2 and 3 only
B
2, 3 and 4 only
C
1, 4 and 5 only
D
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Question 122 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Amit starts from a point A and walks to another points B, and then returns from B to A by his car and thus takes a total time of 6 hours and 45 minutes. If he had driven both ways in his car, he would have taken 2 hours less. How long would it take for him to walk both ways ?
A
7 hours 45 minutes
B
8 hours 15 minutes
C
8 hours 30 minutes
D
8 hours 45 minutes
Question 123 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The power of the Supreme Court of India to decide disputes between the Centre and the States falls under its
A
advisory jurisdiction
B
appellate jurisdiction.
C
original jurisdiction
D
writ jurisdiction
Question 124 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
During the time of which Mughal Emperor did the English East India Company establish its first factory in India ?
A
Akbar
B
Jahangir
C
Shahjahan
D
Aurangzeb
Question 125 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following is the best description of 'INS Astradharini', that was in the news recently?
A
Amphibious warfare ship
B
Nuclear-powered submarine
C
Torpedo launch and recovery vessel
D
Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
Question 126 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who among the following used the phrase 'UnBritish' to criticize the English colonial control of India?
A
Anandmohan Bose
B
Badruddin Tyabji
C
Dadabhai Naoroji
D
Pherozeshah Mehta
Question 127 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Recently, which of the following States has explored the possibility of constructing an artificial inland port to be connected to sea by a long navigational channel?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Chhattisgarh
C
Karnataka
D
Rajasthan
Question 128 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Where were Shevaroy Hills located ?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Karnataka
C
Kerala
D
Tamil Nadu
Question 129 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
India maintained its early cultural contacts and trade links with Southeast Asia across the Bay of Bengal. For this pre-eminence of early maritime history of Bay of Bengal, which of the following could be the most convincing explanation/explanations?
A
As compared to other countries, India had a better ship-building technology in ancient and medieval times.
B
The rulers of southern India always patronized traders, Brahmin priests and Buddhist monks in this context.
C
Monsoon winds across the Bay of Bengal facilitated sea voyages.
D
Both (a) and (b) are convincing explanations in this context.
Question 130 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
'BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes' is managed by the
A
Asian Development Bank
B
International Monetary Fund
C
United Nations Environment Programme
D
World Bank
Question 131 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one among the following was the first to legalize euthanasia?
A
Austria
B
Switzerland
C
Netherlands
D
Canada
Question 132 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In the latter half of the year 2006, in which one of the following countries did a military coup take place?
A
Cambodia
B
Laos
C
Thailand
D
Vietnam
Question 133 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
For India, China the UK and the USA, which one of the following is the correct sequence of the median age of their populations ?
A
China < India < UK < USA
B
India < China < USA < UK
C
China < India < USA < UK
D
India < China < UK < USA
Question 134 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
If the interest rate is decreased in an economy, it will
A
decrease the consumption expenditure in the economy
B
increase the tax collection of the Government
C
increase the investment expenditure in the economy
D
increase the total savings in the economy
Question 135 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
An artificial satellite orbiting around the earth does not fall down. This is so because the attraction of earth?
A
Does not exist at such distance.
B
Is neutralized by the attraction of the moon.
C
Provides the necessary speed for its steady motion.
D
Provides the necessary acceleration for its motion.
Question 136 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Karl Marx explained the process of class struggle with the help of which one of the following theories?
A
Empirical liberalism.
B
Existentialism.
C
Darwin's theory of evolution.
D
Dialectical materialism.
Question 137 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
North-South dialogue refers to talks
A
For reorganisation of States between North India and South India
B
For sharing economic resources between rich countries of the North and poor countries of the South
C
Between countries of North America and South America for economic cooperation
D
Between U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. in the field of space research
Question 138 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In the year 2007, an earthquake led to massive radioactive water leakage in the largest nuclear plant in the world. In which country did it occur ?
A
Germany
B
Canada
C
Japan
D
USA
Question 139 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Elizabeth Hawley is well known for her writing relating to which one of the following?
A
Historical monuments in India
B
Regional dance in India
C
Himalayan expeditions
D
Wildlife in India
Question 140 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who was the Speaker of the first Lok Sabha ?
A
Hukam singh
B
G.V.Mavalankar
C
K.M. Munshi
D
U.N. Dhebar
There are 140 questions to complete.

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