[Mock Test#7] Full Length General Studies Prelims Paper with 100 MCQs by Venkat Sir

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India Yearbook
  1. Prologue
  2. Question 1 to 25
  3. Question 26 to 50
  4. Question 51 to 75
  5. Question 76 to 100
  6. Answerkey

Prologue

  • Earlier, Venkat sir had prepared topicwise mock tests from India yearbook 2015 and NCERTs. They’re available at Mrunal.org/Download
  • Now, here’s the first full length (100MCQ) test.

Question 1 to 25

1. Which is NOT correct?

  1. Four noble truths (Arya – Sachchani) is associated with Buddha
  2. Ardha – Magadhi ( an eastern dialect of prakrit) was used to write earliest Jaina texts
  3. Madhayamaka, a major Mahayana school founded by Nagarjuna, in which the idea of Shunyata (emptiness) is of great importance
  4. None of the Above

2. Consider the following statements- Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. Paumachariu of vimalasuri is Jaina version of Mahabharata
  2. Harshacharita is the oldest surviving biography in India
  3. Rajatatangini author kalhana is often described as first historian of India
  4. Kavirajamarga is the oldest surviving piece of literature in the Kannada language

Answer choices

  1. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  2. 2, 3 & 4 Only
  3. 1, 3 & 4 Only
  4. 1, 2 & 4

3. Which are parts of citadel in the Mohenjo-Daro – Harappa Civilisation?

  1. Great Bath
  2. Granary
  3. College of Priest
  4. Pillared Hall

Answer choices

A. All the above

B. 1, 2 & 3 Only

C. 2, 3 & 4 Only

D. 1, 2 & 4

4. Which is NOT correct?

  1. The Indo-Gangetic plain is a very young feature, formed only during the quaternary period
  2. Most of the hills of the Peninsula owe their origin to tectonic activity
  3. The diastrophic movements that raised the Himalayas into mountain chains of such gigantic proportions started in the late Cretaceous times and came into existence during the tertiary period
  4. None of the above

5. ‘Swatch of No Ground’ is

  1. Deep sea canyon of the Bay of Bengal
  2. Deep sea canyon of the Arabian Sea
  3. Undulating plain of Thar Desert
  4. Elevated portion of Deccan Plateau

6. Darshak Sea Mount and Angaria Bank/ Angria Bank are located in the

  1. Eastern continental margin of Indian coast
  2. Deep sea regions of Indian Ocean
  3. Western continental margin of Indian coast
  4. Deep sea regions of Pacific Ocean

7. In Himalayan mountains glaciers are found in

  1. The Kanchenjunga-Everest region
  2. The Kumaon-Garhwal region
  3. The Pir Panjal Range
  4. The Karakoram Range

Answer choices

  1. All the above
  2. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  3. 2, 3 & 4 Only
  4. 1, 2 & 4

8. Consider the following lakes – Which is NOT near to the coast?

  1. Chilka Lake
  2. Pulicat Lake
  3. Kolleru Lake
  4. Vemband Lake

Answer choices

  1. All the above
  2. 3 Only
  3. 1, 2 & 4 Only
  4. None of the above

9. On the following falls which is/are created by West-flowing streams?

  1. Bedti Falls/ Magod Falls
  2. Jog Falls
  3. Chalakudi Falls
  4. Rajrappa Falls

Answer choices

  1. All the above
  2. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  3. 1, 3 & 4 Only
  4. 2, 3 & 4 Only

10. Match: Settlement Type – Region

1. Compact villagea– Gujarat plain
2. Semi-Clusteredb- Chhattisgarh
3. Hamleted Settlementsc- Bundelkhand
d- Rajasthan
Codeabcd
A.1132
B.1123
C.3211
D.2311

11. In India most of the major mineral resources occur to the

  1. North of a line linking Ahmedabad and Kolkata
  2. East of a line linking Mangalore and Kanpur
  3. West of a line linking Mumbai and Patna
  4. South of a line linking Vishakapatnam and Jaipur

12. Railway network is relatively less dense in the

  1. Hill states
  2. North Eastern states
  3. Central parts of India
  4. Rajasthan

Answer choices

  1. 1 & 2 Only
  2. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  3. 1, 2 & 4 Only
  4. All the above

13. The essential characteristics of Rule of law are

  1. The supremacy of law, which means that all persons (individuals and governments) are subject to law
  2. A concept of justice which is based on standards and the importance of procedures
  3. Fusion of executive and legislative powers
  4. An independent judiciary

Answer choices

  1. 1 & 2 Only
  2. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  3. 1, 2 & 4 Only
  4. All the above

14. A modern representative democracy implies

  1. Periodic, free and fair election to choose representatives
  2. Freedom to form and join political parties of one’s choice
  3. Universal adult suffrage
  4. An independent judiciary

Answer choices

  1. 1 & 2 Only
  2. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  3. 1, 3 & 4 Only
  4. All the above

15. The Supreme Command of the Defence Forces is vested in President and is to be exercised in accordance with law. This is according to which of the following article/s?

  1. Article 52
  2. Article 53
  3. Article 77
  4. Both B & C

16. Consider the following statements about the Office of the Governor

  1. Same person may sometime be appointed as Governor of two or more states
  2. In the removal of governor, the pleasure of the President is justiciable under Article 156 of the constitution

Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. 1 & 2
  4. None of the above

17. Which of the following countries is/are having anti-defection laws?

  1. Britain
  2. India
  3. Canada

Answer choices

  1. All the above
  2. 2 &3 Only
  3. 1 & 2 Only
  4. 2 Only

18. When a small amount of a suitable impurity (dopants) is added to the pure semiconductor, the conductivity of the semiconductor is increased manifold. Which of the following are used as dopants?

  1. Arsenic, Antimony and Aluminium
  2. Germanium and Silicon
  3. All the above
  4. None of the above

19. Which is NOT matched?

  1. Einstein – showed from his theory of special relativity that it is necessary to treat mass as another form of energy
  2. Enrico Fermi – first suggested a possibility of chain reaction
  3. Maxwell – predicted the existence of electromagnetic waves
  4. J.C.R Licklider – invented the World Wide Web

20. A communication satellite is essentially

  1. A transmitter station in space
  2. A repeater station in space
  3. A Modulation station in space
  4. An Attenuation station in space

21. Consider the following various propagation modes for electromagnetic waves

  1. Sky wave propagation
  2. Space wave propagation
  3. Line-of-sight propagation
  4. Ground wave propagation

In which of the above ionospheric reflection is/are important?

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 & 3 Only
  3. 3 Only
  4. 1, 3 & 4

22. A bullet fired from a gun is

  1. At a higher temperature because of its high speed
  2. Not at a higher temperature because of its high speed
  3. At a negative temperature because of its high speed
  4. Not able to predict its temperature

23. The British Government bowed to the demand for holding simultaneous Civil Service examinations in India and England in the year of

  1. 1912
  2. 1922
  3. 1932
  4. 1944

24. Lokmanya Tilak termed which reform as ‘dissatisfying, disappointing and a sun without morning’

  1. Bengal partition
  2. 1909 Reform
  3. 1919 Reform
  4. 1935 Reform

25. Advent of the Portuguese resulted in the introduction of which of the following crops?

  1. Tobacco
  2. Chillies
  3. Groundnut
  4. Potato

Answer choices

  1. 1, 2, 3 & 4
  2. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  3. 2, 3 & 4 Only
  4. 1, 3 & 4 Only

Question 26 to 50

26. Consider the following statements about Hangul

  1. Hangul is a cousin of the European Red Deer
  2. Hangul distribution is mainly limited to Dachigam in Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Hangul population was reduced due to indiscriminate sheep grazing, habitat destruction and poaching
  4. The animal was entered in the Red Data Book of the IUCN and thus, saved from extinction

Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. 1, 3 & 4 Only
  2. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  3. 1 & 3 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 &4

27. Forests in the Siwalik Hills, Tarai and Angul (Odisha) regions are

  1. Tropical Wet Evergreen Forests
  2. Sal Forests
  3. Pine Forests
  4. Teak Forests

28. Which of the following are CORRECTLY matched?

  1. First world climate conference – 1979
  2. Inter-government Panel on Climatic Change – 1988
  3. Rio + 20 – 2012
  4. Kyoto Protocol 2nd commitment period – 2013 to 2020

Answer choices

  1. 1, 2 & 4 Only
  2. 1 & 3 Only
  3. 3 & 4 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 & 4

29. Which of the following statements are CORRECT?

  1. The GHG emissions per unit of economic output higher in developing countries
  2. India’s CO2 emissions are higher than Russian Federation but lesser than USA
  3. Iran is one of the top per capita emitters of CO2 in the world
  4. India’s per capita emission is very low and lesser than USA but, higher than Russian Federation

Answer choices

  1. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  2. 1 & 3 Only
  3. 2 & 4 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 & 4

30. Statement I: Any concrete solution of global warming problems seems difficult in the near future

Statement II: Developed countries are not agreed to accept their historical responsibility for GHG emissions and per capita emission (equity framework) as bench mark for GHG mitigation

  1. Statement I & Statement II are correct; Statement II is correct explanation for Statement I
  2. Statement I & Statement II are correct; But, Statement II is not-correct explanation for Statement I
  3. Statement I is Correct; But not Statement II
  4. Statement II is Correct; But not Statement I

31. Delhi Sultanate – Which is NOT correct?

  1. Under them India had a fair amount of political unity
  2. These foreigners made India their home
  3. In a very short span of time they had become completely Indianised
  4. They had not been cut off from the land of origin and seats of their culture

32. Who attempted in the architecture a synthesis of the Turco-Persian conceptions with the Hindu-Indian and thus created the graceful Mughal style

  1. Babur
  2. Akbar
  3. Jehangir
  4. Shahjehan

33. ‘Khayal’- Which is NOT CORRECT?

  1. Sultan Hussain Sharqui is said to have invented this musical style
  2. It was equally popular among Muslims and Hindus
  3. In a standard performance, a slow khayal is followed by a shorter, fast khayal in the same raga
  4. None of the Above

34. Vijnaneshwara (work: Mitakshara) who lived in Kalyana was noted

  1. Court Poet
  2. Musician
  3. Jurist
  4. Commander

35. All Indian banks and foreign banks are required to meet a target on priority sector lending. This is

  1. 32 per cent and 40 per cent respectively
  2. 40 per cent and 32 per cent respectively
  3. 20 per cent and 16 per cent respectively
  4. 16 per cent and 20 per cent respectively

36. While improving quality of education and learning outcomes government is interested to ensure a Senior Secondary School within

  1. 1 km reach of every child
  2. 2 km reach of every child
  3. 3 km reach of every child
  4. 5 km reach of every child

37. Consider the following statements about Budget 2015-2016- Which is NOT CORRECT?

  1. Fiscal deficit target (2017-18) – 3.5%
  2. Direct Transfer of Benefits beneficiaries target – 10.3 crore
  3. Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana Target (age group) – 18-50
  4. Target of renewable energy capacity – 175000 MW

38. Macro-economic indicator/s used in calculation of Rational Investor Ratings Index (RIRI)

  1. The fiscal deficit and Inflation
  2. Current account deficit
  3. Inflation
  4. Both A & B

39. Crop – India Highest Yield (State) – Which is NOT CORRECT?

  1. Paddy – Punjab
  2. Wheat – Punjab
  3. Rapeseed/Mustard Seed – Punjab
  4. Cotton – Punjab

40. World Highest Yield in Chickpeas

  1. China
  2. Ethiopia
  3. India
  4. USA

41. Consider the following products provided with consumer subsidy– on which product government’s fiscal expenditure is highest

  1. Railways
  2. Fuel (Kerosene + LPG)
  3. Electricity
  4. Sugar

42. The Gender Inequality Index (GII) is a measure reflecting inequality in achievement between women and men. It is measured through

  1. Reproductive health
  2. Empowerment
  3. Labor market

Answer choices

  1. 2 Only
  2. 1 &3 Only
  3. 2 & 3 Only
  4. 1, 2 & 3

43. Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) has recently submitted its recommendations. Which of the following state is a major beneficiary? [Benefits Per Capita basis]

  1. Jammu & Kashmir
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Mizoram
  4. Sikkim

44. Consider the following statements about Statutory Liquidity Ratio – Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. The Statutory Liquidity Ratio is a requirement on banks to hold a certain share of their resources in liquid assets such as cash, government bonds and gold
  2. SLR requirements have traditionally been low and there was a dramatic increase at the end of the 1990s
  3. In practice, the SLR has become a means of financing a bulk of the government’s fiscal deficit, suggesting that SLR cuts are related to the government’s fiscal position

Answer choices

  1. 1, 2 & 3
  2. 1 &2 Only
  3. 1 & 3 Only
  4. 2& 3 Only

45. Yoga steps into Guinness World Records on the first International Day of Yoga – related to this which are correct?

  1. The Ministry of External Affairs has been awarded for this only with two Guinness World Records
  2. The largest number of participants in a Yoga Lesson at single venue participated on the first International Day of Yoga
  3. Most number of nationalists in a Yoga Lesson participated on the first International Day of Yoga

Answer choices

  1. 1, 2 & 3
  2. 1 &2 Only
  3. 1 & 3 Only
  4. 2& 3 Only

46. SAFAR

  1. For greater metropolitan cities of India to provide location specific information on air quality
  2. It provides in near real time and forecast air quality 1-3 days in advance for the first time in India
  3. Its products are exclusively related to air quality and weather

Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. 1, 2 & 3
  2. 1 &2 Only
  3. 1 & 3 Only
  4. 2& 3 Only

47.Assertion: Solar Energy Corporation of India converted itself from Section 8 Company to Section 3 Company under the Companies Act, 2013 and renaming it as Renewable Energy Corporation of India

Reason : Section 8 company can only engage in activities of promotion of commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity etc., but not commercial activity leading to trade, buying and selling etc. resulting in profit and distribution of dividend

  1. A & R are correct; R is correct explanation for A
  2. A & R are correct; But, R is not-correct explanation for A
  3. A is Correct; But not R
  4. R is Correct; But not A

48. “Nand Ghar” or modern anganwadi

  1. These Public Private Partnership model centres are proposed to be run as a shared space in which 50% of the time will be devoted to children’s education and the remaining half will support women’s skill development
  2. The Union Ministry of Women & Child Development will set up 4000 such multifunctional NandGhars across the country to benefit over 4 lakh women and children
  3. In this unique partnership, the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development and Vedanta will share the cost of construction of the buildings, which are prefab structures.
  4. The land for the Anganwadis will be provided by the state governments and the construction will be undertaken by NBCC

49. State/City – best practices – Which is/are NOT correct?

  1. Hyderabad – Solid waste management
  2. Karnataka – Tax collection system
  3. Chhattisgarh – Elimination of open defecation
  4. Jalgaon District of Maharashtara – Digital Guddi-Gudda Board(adopted as a Best Practice under BBBP scheme)

Answer choices

  1. 3 & 4 Only
  2. 2 & 3 Only
  3. 1& 2 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 & 4

50. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yoiana (PMKSY) – Which is NOT correct?

  1. It will have an outlay of Rs. 50,000 crore over a period of five years (2015-16 to 2019-20)
  2. Enhance the adoption of precision-irrigation and other water saving technologies
  3. The programme will be supervised and monitored at the national level by an Inter-Ministerial National Steering Committee (NSC) under the Chairmanship of the Minister for Agriculture
  4. At the state level the scheme is to be administered by a State Level Sanctioning Committee (SLSC) to be Chaired by the Chief Secretary of the respective States

Question 51 to 75

51.Statement 1: Aquatic species are more comfortable in warm waters rather than in cold waters

Statement 2: The solubility of gases increases with increase of temperature

  1. Statement 1& Statement 2 are correct; Statement 2 is correct explanation for Statement 1
  2. Statement 1 & Statement 2 are correct; But, Statement 2 is not-correct explanation for Statement 1
  3. Statement 2 is Correct; But not Statement 1
  4. Statement 1 & Statement 2 both are not correct

52. When the scuba divers come towards surface, the pressure gradually decreases. This releases the dissolved gases and leads to the formation of bubbles in the blood. The bubbles are

  1. Oxygen
  2. Carbon dioxide
  3. Nitrogen
  4. Helium

53. Raw mangoes shrivel when pickled in brine (salt water); wilted flowers revive when placed in fresh water, blood cells collapse when suspended in saline water. The phenomenon commonly observed in these events

  1. Surface Tension
  2. Osmosis
  3. Reverse Osmosis
  4. Electrolysis

54. Which is NOT correctly matched?

A. Primary batteriesCommercial dry cell- cannot be reused againZinc acts as anode and the cathode is a carbon
B. Secondary batteriesAfter use can be recharged by passing current through it in the opposite directionThe Lead – Sulphuric acid storage battery
C. Primary batteriesSuitable for low current devices like hearing aids watchesNickel cadmium cell
D. Fuel cellsConvert the energy of combustion of fuels directly into electrical energyHydrogen

55. Product/Process: Use – Chemical

I. Gas mask: to adsorb poisonous gasesa- Silica gel
II. Control of humidity: removing moisture and controlling humidityb- Activated charcoal
III. Catalysis: increases the rate of reactionc– Coconut charcoal
IV. Difference in degree of adsorption: separation of inert gasesd- Iron

Answer choices

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B.badc
C.abdc
D.bacd

56. Consider the following about 91st Amendment Act 2003

  1. Amended the Tenth Scheduled of the constitution and inserted a new article 361B
  2. It omitted the provision of party split being a protection against disqualification
  3. It saved the provision of merger a protection against disqualification

Answer choices

  1. None of the above
  2. 2 &3 Only
  3. 1 & 2 Only
  4. 1, 2 & 3

57. Article 310 laid down the principle that every Government employee in a defence service or a civil service held his office

  1. During the pleasure of the President
  2. During the pleasure of the Governor
  3. During the pleasure of the President or the Governor
  4. During the pleasure of the Prime Minister or Chief Minister

58. In the Constitution of India, under part XXI certain states enjoy special status and with certain special provisions. This is applicable to states of

  1. Rajasthan and Gujarat
  2. Maharashtra and Gujarat
  3. Odisha and Gujarat
  4. West Bengal and Gujarat

59. Consider the following statements about Parliamentary System – Which are true?

  1. Lays greater emphasis on the concept of executive answerability to parliament
  2. The House can also vote out a government on a major Bill or policy issue or by refusing supplies or money appropriations
  3. Based on written constitution
  4. Judiciary have the enormous power of judicial review

Answer choices

  1. 1 Only
  2. 1 & 2 Only
  3. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 & 4

60. There have been fourteen Presidential elections so far – Which is/are true on the following?

  1. The only person to be elected without contest was V.V. Giri
  2. The most hotly contested election was that of Sanjiva Reddy when second preference votes had to be counted

Answer choices

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 Only
  3. 1 & 2
  4. None of the above

61. Consider the following statements about Maize – Which are true?

  1. It is known as queen of cereals
  2. It has the highest genetic yield potential among the cereals
  3. Maize is a seasonal crop in the country
  4. In India, maize is most the third important food crop

Answer choices

  1. 2, 3 & 4 Only
  2. 1, 2 & 4 Only
  3. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 & 4

62. Which are matched? Tourist Centre – State

  1. Horsley Hills – Assam
  2. Jatinga Hills – Andhra Pradesh
  3. Saputara Hills – Haryana
  4. Morni Hills – Gujarat

Answer choices

  1. None of the above
  2. 1 & 4 Only
  3. 2 & 3 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 & 4

63. Which are matched? Tourist Centre – State

  1. Saranda Forest – Maharashtra
  2. Panhala Hills – Jharkhand
  3. Siroy Hills – Manipur
  4. Mount Saramati – Nagaland

Answer choices

  1. 1 & 4 Only
  2. 3 & 4 Only
  3. 2 & 3 Only
  4. 2 & 4 Only

64. The famous ‘Cheraw’ – Bamboo dance is performed in

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Meghalaya
  3. Mizoram
  4. Tripura

65. The state holds the highest child sex ratio

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Meghalaya
  3. Mizoram
  4. Haryana

66. Which is/are matched? [Dynasty/Dynasties – Ruled Region]

  1. Kadambas, Gangas & Chalukyas – Karnataka
  2. Vakatakas, Kalachuri & Shilaharas – Odisha
  3. Kharavela, Shailodvabas & Somavamsis – Maharastra
  4. Namgyal – Tripura

Answer choices

  1. 2 & 3 Only
  2. 1 Only
  3. 4 Only
  4. 1 & 4 Only

67. Consider the following islands – which is NOT part of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

1. Viper

2. Ross

3. Havelock

4. Agatti

Answer choices

  1. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  2. 3 Only
  3. 4 Only
  4. 1 & 4 Only

68. The Member-States of the Eurasian Economic Union are the

  1. Republic of Armenia
  2. Republic of Belarus
  3. Republic of Kazakhstan
  4. Russian Federation

Answer choices

  1. 2, 3 & 4 Only
  2. 1, 2 & 4 Only
  3. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 & 4

69. Suteevra is

  1. Long Distance Wi-Fi
  2. 100 Gbps OFC link system
  3. Solar powered Wi-Fi
  4. None of the above

70. India’s largest trading partner in Central Asia

  1. Turkmenistan
  2. Kazakhstan
  3. Kyrgyzstan
  4. Uzbekistan

71. Consider the following statements – Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. A firm foundation of Indian temple architecture was laid in the early Chalukyan period
  2. Square sanctum and a pillared porch are the basic characteristic elements of the Indian temple
  3. In South India, from the Chola times (9th century) temples became the very hub of all aspects of the rural and urban life

Answer choices

  1. 1 Only
  2. 2 &3 Only
  3. 1 & 2 Only
  4. 1, 2 & 3

72. Consider the following statements about medieval polity/society – Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. Bhakti saints vehemently criticized the caste system in the medieval society
  2. Surdas like saints had opened the way of Bhakti for women in the medieval society
  3. Within the framework of caste, new subgroup arose, due in parts to the absorption of Tribals into Hinduism
  4. Mughal ruling class had remained singularly blind to the science and technological developments

Answer choices

  1. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  2. 2, 3 &4 Only
  3. 1, 3 & 4 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 & 4

73. “…the first monarch in the Sultanate who insisted that in the doab, land revenue would be assessed on the basis of measuring the land under cultivation. This implied that the rich and the powerful in the villages who had more land could not pass on their burden to the poor.” This is about

  1. Raziya
  2. Giyassudin Tughlaq
  3. Alauddin Khalji
  4. Muhammad bin Tughlaq

74. Arrange the following events of Shivaji’s life chronologically

  1. Conquest of Surat
  2. Conquest of Javli/Jawali
  3. Karnataka expedition
  4. Escape from Aurangzeb’s detention

Answer choices

  1. 1234
  2. 2143
  3. 1424
  4. 3412

75. Krishnadeva Raya’s rule was characterised by

  1. Expansion and consolidation
  2. In a constant state of military preparedness
  3. Unparalleled peace and prosperity

Answer choices

  1. 3 Only
  2. 1 & 2 Only
  3. 1 & 3 Only
  4. 1, 2 & 3

Question 76 to 100

76. Consider the following statements about raising matters in Parliament (motion/resolution) – Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. Every resolution is a particular type of motion
  2. All resolutions come in the category of substantive motion
  3. All motions are not necessarily put to vote of the house
  4. All resolutions are required to voted upon

Answer choices

  1. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  2. 2, 3 &4 Only
  3. 1, 3 & 4 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 & 4

77. Consider the following statements about Private Member’s Bill– Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. A member can introduce four Bills in a session
  2. A member who wants to introduce a Bill has to give one month’s notice
  3. Committee on Private Members’ Bills and Resolution recommendation needed for introduction of Constitution amendment Bills
  4. Relative precedence is given to category A over category B Bills

Answer choices

  1. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  2. 2, 3 &4 Only
  3. 1, 3 & 4 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 & 4

78. In our Constitution, there can be

  1. No no-confidence in a single Minister
  2. No-confidence in a single Minister
  3. If Speaker of the House permits then no-confidence in a single Minister
  4. If President/Governor permits then no-confidence in a single Minister

79. Which is/are NOT correct?

  1. Adjournment – termination of a Session of the House
  2. Prorogation – a postponement of the sitting or proceedings of the House
  3. Dissolution – the end of the life of the Lok Sabha
  4. Adjournment sine die – termination without any definite date being fixed

Answer choices

  1. All the above
  2. 1 & 2 Only
  3. 3 & 4 Only
  4. None of the above

80. Consider the following committee/commission – Which is NOT related to Panchayat Raj?

  1. Asoka Mehta
  2. GVK Rao
  3. LM Singhvi
  4. Sarkaria

Answer choices

  1. All the above
  2. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  3. 4 Only
  4. None of the above

81. Consider the following statements about vaccination/ vaccines – Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. In vaccination, a preparation of antigenic proteins of pathogen or inactivated/weakened pathogen are introduced into the body
  2. The vaccines generate memory – B and T-cells and that overwhelm the invaders with a massive production of antibodies
  3. Large scale production and greater availability for immunisation of hepatitis B vaccine is produced from bacteria
  4. A large number of infectious diseases like polio, diphtheria, pneumonia and tetanus have been controlled to a large extent by the use of vaccines

Answer choices

  1. 1 & 2 Only
  2. 1, 2 & 4 Only
  3. 2 & 3 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 & 4

82. Consider the following statements – Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. Vast majority of organisms can tolerate and thrive in a wide range of temperatures and they are called stenothermal
  2. Few organisms are restricted to a narrow range of temperatures such organisms are called eurythermal
  3. In the aquatic environment, the sediment-characteristics often determine the type of pelagic animals that can thrive there

Answer choices

  1. 1 &2 Only
  2. 3 Only
  3. 1, 2 & 3
  4. None of the above

83.Statement 1: Very small animals are abundantly found in Polar Regions

Statement 2: Mammals from colder climates generally have shorter ears and limbs

Statement 3: Heat loss or heat gain is a function of surface area

  1. Statement 1, Statement 2 & Statement 3are correct; Statement 3 is correct explanation for Statement 1 & 2
  2. Statement 1 & Statement 2 are correct But, Statement 3 is not-correct
  3. Statement 2 & 3 are Correct; But not Statement 1and Statement 3 is correct explanation for Statement 2
  4. Statement 1, 2 & 3 are not correct

84. In high altitudes gradually body get acclimatised and stop experiencing altitude sickness. How did body solve the problem of altitude sickness?

  1. By increasing red blood cell production
  2. By increasing the binding capacity of hemoglobin
  3. By increasing breathing rate
    1. 3 Only
    2. 2 &3 Only
    3. 1 & 3 Only
    4. 1, 2 & 3

85. Consider the following statements about Pineal Gland – Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. It is a lobular structure located on the dorsal side of the heart and the aorta
  2. Pineal secretes a hormone called Melatonin
  3. Melatonin plays a very important role in the regulation of diurnal rhythm of our body
  4. Melatonin also influences metabolism, pigmentation, the menstrual cycle as well as our defense capability

Answer choices

  1. 1, 2 & 3 Only
  2. 2, 3 & 4 Only
  3. 1 Only
  4. 1, 2, 3 & 4

86. Lech Walesa consciously tried to incorporate elements of Gandhian strategy in the Solidarity Movement in

  1. Portugal
  2. Paraguay
  3. Poland
  4. Peru

87. ‘Surely India is treated as a vast pasture for the Europeans to feed upon’ – these were words of

  1. Lala Lajpat Rai in Young India
  2. B.G. Tilak in Kesari
  3. Sachindranath Sanyal in Bandi Jiwan
  4. Bhagwati Charan Vohra in The Philosophy of the Bomb

88. Lex Loci Act provided

  1. Abolition of Sati
  2. Abolition of Untouchability
  3. Right to inherit ancestral property on conversion to Christianity
  4. Right to enter temple premises for lower castes

89. In the book the ‘Problems of the East,’ who had taken credit for lying while on a visit to Korea?

  1. Lord Dufferin
  2. Lord Lansdowne
  3. Lord Elgin
  4. Lord Curzon

90. Swadesh Sevak home in Vancouver was set up by

  1. Tarak Nath Das
  2. G.D. Kumar
  3. Bhagwan Singh
  4. Lala Har Dayal

91. Bardoli Resolution is associated with

  1. Declaration of Non- Cooperation Movement
  2. Withdrawal of Non- Cooperation Movement
  3. Declaration of Civil Disobedience Movement
  4. Withdrawal of Civil Disobedience Movement

92. C.F. Andrews, J.M. Sengupta and Satyamurti were prominent leaders of

  1. Peasant Movements
  2. Working Class Movements
  3. Revolutionary Movements
  4. Both A & C

93. He was a school teacher by profession and was popularly called as Masterda – These words are about

  1. Surya Sen
  2. Anant Singh
  3. Ganesh Ghosh
  4. Lokenath Baul

94. Person – Contribution to freedom struggle – Which is NOT matched?

  1. R.C. Dutt – Intellectual framework
  2. Pherozeshah Mehta – Legislative Council
  3. Fenner Brockway – India League
  4. William Wedderburn – India League

95. An atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and other dry articles obscure the clarity of the sky

  1. Mist
  2. Frost
  3. Haze
  4. Fog

96. The largest migration in India is recorded among the

  1. Bengalis
  2. Tamils
  3. Malayalis
  4. Punjabis

97. In the following states, which state has high level availability of drinking water within premises, electricity for domestic use and latrine?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Haryana
  3. Tamilnadu
  4. Himachal Pradesh

98. Which type of CSR activity is most prevalent in the country?

  1. Aid including financial aid to NGOs
  2. Energy/Sustainability Environment
  3. Education, skill development/ training employment
  4. Food, Drinking Water, Sanitation & Health

99. India has been able to increase its production of the following items through its research and technology. Which one has seen an increase of 27-fold since 1950-51

  1. Food grains and horticultural crops
  2. Fish
  3. Milk
  4. Eggs

100. The chariot of Lord Jagannath of Puri is known as

  1. Devadalana
  2. Nandighosa
  3. Taladhvaja
  4. Nabakalebara

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So far 111 Comments posted

  1. raj

    Venkat sir ke questions dekh kar Virus from 3 idio ki yaad aa jati hai…..

    ” Is bar paper main set karunga “

  2. pilly

    there are many incorrect answers sir. on top of answer key ts written MOCK TEST 1.. is it typo error???

  3. Ashok

    Can anyone clarify question number 35?

    1. Ashok

      Question: 44
      Option 1: The Statutory Liquidity Ratio is a requirement on banks to hold a certain share of their resources in liquid assets such as cash, government bonds and gold.

      This shouldn’t be Solid asset?

  4. suraj Shikhare

    Check q no 80 ashok mehta commite releted panchayatraj

  5. deepak

    question 61-is the answer given correct

  6. Prateek

    What the hell is this ………..is this the upsc standard paper??????? It is a demoralizing paper…….total waste of time……..

    1. Debasish

      bhai muft mai jo bhi mile kar lo………….. or solve karne se tumhara knowledge badega —– ghatega nahi

  7. aditya

    any body scoring above 50 in this test will clear upsc prelims…guaranteed

    1. babu ramesh

      aacha bhai ,kuch bi bologe kya !!!

  8. RITESH KUMAR PANDEY

    Take every mock test seriously.

  9. aruna

    Question 1 –Madyamika centred aaroud sunyavaad is correct
    referwiki

    Central to Madhyamaka philosophy is sunyata, “emptiness.” The term refers to the “emptiness” of inherent existence: all phenomena are empty of “substance” or “essence” (Sanskrit: svabhāva) or inherent existence, because they are dependently co-arisen. At a conventional level, “things” do exist, but ultimately they are “empty” of inherent existence. But this “emptiness” itself is also “empty”: it does not have an existence on its own, nor does it refer to a transcendental reality beyond or above phenomenal reality..[2][3][4]

  10. Rupinder

    Sir, the article 156 does give a provision for the holding of office of Governor, during the pleasure of president. So, how is statement 2 wrong??…pls clarify this doubt

    1. Kabira

      that is power of presi .president is not accountable for his decision/there is no constitutional provision for procedure to remove govrnr unlike presi,CJI,CEC etc.

  11. Arvind

    Mrunal sir Q. 16 ..both statements are correct… Plz upload correct codes…..

  12. Saq

    could only score 70

    feeling highly demotivated

  13. Shwetha

    oh god!!!!! wat a paper
    I felt I haven’t prepared anything after seeing this paper…
    I feel upsc paper is much better..this is beyond upsc……very tough

  14. Manish

    I totally agree. This paper nowhere matches UPSC level.

    1. sapna sharma

      i not agree with you its simple paper dude

  15. tzedok lebbran

    hardly get 32% feeling disappointed

  16. Atul bhardwaj

    hell difficult paper ….jst managed to score 68.66…..bdw thnx mrunal 4 bringing me out of euphoria
    Qatal ki subah ka nazara dikha diya aaj 15 din phle

  17. sapna sharma

    paper is very simpal .i got 142

  18. Shiva

    Somany questions are wrong

  19. Arvind

    According to this paper…. You are going to top Upsc…. Don’t worry

  20. Sabbir Iquebal

    Q. 39 Ans is wrong….

    Paddy : West Bengal
    Wheat : UP
    Mustard : Rajasthan
    Cotton : Gujrat

    1. ram

      Ques is about yield and not production sabbir.

      1. Sabbir Iquebal

        thanks for correcting me….can i have the rank list of different important crops yield wise and production wise for different countries and different states in india

    2. minaxi

      actually it it about yield data which is taken directly from economic survey.

      1. Sabbir Iquebal

        thanks for correcting me….can i have the rank list of different important crops yield wise and production wise for different countries and different states in india

  21. Sunny

    Regarding Que 16. YES, BOTH STATEMENTS ARE CORRECT.
    (Quoting the judgement of Supreme Court case)

    Supreme Court of India
    B.P. Singhal vs Union Of India & Anr on 7 May, 2010

    (v) Judicial review of withdrawal of President’s pleasure

    42. When a Governor holds office during the pleasure of the Government and the power to remove at the pleasure of the President is not circumscribed by any conditions or restrictions, it follows that the power is exercisable at any time, without assigning any cause. However, there is a distinction between the need for a cause for the removal, and the need to disclose the cause for removal. While the President need not disclose or inform the cause for his removal to the Governor, it is imperative that a cause must exist. If we do not proceed on that premise, it would mean that the President on the advice of the Council of Ministers, may make any order which may be manifestly arbitrary or whimsical or mala fide. Therefore, while no cause or reason be disclosed or assigned for removal by exercise of such prerogative power, some valid cause should exist for the removal. Therefore, while we do not accept the contention that an order under Article 156 is not justiciable, we accept the contention that no reason need be assigned and no cause need be shown and no notice need be issued to the Governor before removing a Governor.

    LINK OF THE ABOVE EXCERPT FROM THE JUDGEMENT: http://indiankanoon.org/doc/1471968/

  22. Kabira

    guys my score is around 50/200 m lacking in history and few facts stuff what about u all?????

  23. mavisha

    Mr.Kumar drives to work at a average of 48 km per hour.the time taken to cover the first 60% of the distance is 10 min more than the time taken to cover remaining distance. How far is his office? A- 30km.. B-40km.. C- 46km.. D-48 km

  24. frances

    anyone has her/his centre for upsc prelims at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyala, vishwas nagar near karkadooma court?

  25. Anubhav Pandey

    scored only 33.this is not upsc paper …this can’t be so many facts n then so many wrong ans.

  26. Bharat

    In Q.15, Only Article 53 is correct as Article 52 just says that there should be a President of India.
    Hence, instead of both Art 52 and Art 53, only Art 53 should be the correct option.
    What do you say?

  27. Naveen E

    Q.33: Sultan Hussain Sharqi revived Khaya tradition. It was invented long before by Amir Khusrow

    1. IG

      I have the same doubt. in some places sultan Hussain Sharqi’s name is given and in some other places Amir Khusro’s..

  28. ASHOK

    This is demotivating…this is unexpected from mrunal…pragmatism missing

  29. vivek

    Q 21 is wrong.

    The magnetic field and electric field oscillations perpendicular to each other or in the direction same as that of the wave propagation as basically known as Electromagnetic waves. The nature of electromagnetic waves is traverse. The speed of propagation of the electromagnetic waves is same as that of velocity of light. The scattering of the electromagnetic waves in space is uniform throughout. Suppose from a source O electromagnetic waves are generating, then in all the directions they will scatter with same strength. The propagation of the electromagnetic waves depends upon their properties.

    Different types of propagation depending upon the properties are:
    1. Sky wave propagation
    2. Ground wave propagation
    3. Space wave propagation

  30. gaurav

    Question 1 – 4 noble truths are associated with Buddha ? Why is then answer D ?

    1. nirvana

      yes…they are…1. there is a suffering where there is a life, 2. desire is the cause of all the sufferings, 3. one should control his desires in order to get over suffering, 4. eight fold path to achieve salvation…
      (taught by buddha :D)

  31. Anandita

    The paper was a mix product. If I remove all the factual questions, rest were quite good. I did not attempt any of the factual question and got 40 marks. 24 correct, 12 wrong, 64 not attempted.

    Thanks.
    PS- I scored 122 in in prelims (gs) last year.

  32. dr.k.vijay

    Most of the questions are from new NCERT books.
    Its better for the aspirants to know -“what they don’t know”
    So don’t criticize the efforts of the paper setter.
    People like Mrunal and Venkat sir are a bliss to aspirants who can’t undergo formal coaching. God bless them.

  33. dr.k.vijay

    Most of the questions are from NCERT.
    Its better to know- “what we don’t know”
    So don’t criticize the efforts of the paper setter.
    People like Mrunal and Venkat Sir are a bliss to aspirants who can’t undergo formal coaching. God bless people like them.

  34. Banti

    Most easiest question sir.. U need to learn a lot to improve your question making sense..

    1. Sony

      S Mr.Bandi you are rite… I agree with you.. I think this ques paper was prepared for practice purpose only..
      Just try to solve and improve your intelligence sir..Pls dont try to fool your knowledge

  35. sagar

    Q41-Ans is C

    Hyderabad’s tax collection system,
    Karnataka’s efforts for solid waste management, and
    Chhattisgarh’s work to eliminate open defecation.
    Jalgaon District of Maharashtara – Digital Guddi-Gudda Board(adopted as a Best Practice under BBBP scheme)
    source-pib

  36. Sarwar

    Sarkaria opposes the concept of Panchayati Raj Institution. So the answer must be C for question 80.

  37. sai sanah

    Guyz anybody the #MSQ’s #PDF file plse mail me

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