[Mock Test#8] Full Length General Studies Prelims Paper with 100 MCQs by Venkat Sir

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  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. Organs help in the elimination of excretory wastes of human body: Which is NOT matched?

  1. Kidneys – Urea
  2. Lungs – CO2 (18 litres/day) + Water
  3. Liver – Cholesterol
  4. Skin – Lactic acid

Answer choices

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

2. Passage of ova through the female reproductive tract is facilitated by the

  1. Amoeboid movement
  2. Ciliary movement
  3. Muscular movement
  4. All the above

3.  Which is MATCHED?

  1. Visual acuity (resolution) is the greatest – Hair cells
  2. Auditory Receptors – Fovea
  3. 8th, 9th and 10th ribs – Floating Ribs
  4. 11th and 12th ribs – False Ribs

Answer choices

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

4. Consider the following statements about: THYMUS – Which are TRUE?

  1. It is associated with cell-mediated immunity
  2. It is associated with humoral immunity
  3. It is degenerated in old individuals

Answer choices

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

5.  Consider the following statements about autoimmune disorder/ disease – Which are TRUE?

  1. Immune system does not distinguish between healthy tissue and antigens
  2. Immune system distinguish between healthy tissue and antibodies
  3. Chance for Rheumatoid arthritis
  4. The body attacks self-cells

Answer choices

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

6. The pre-Vedic Harappa culture bequeathed to later times

  1. Sacred animals and trees
  2. The Mother Goddess
  3. Personal cleanliness

Answer choices

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

7. Explanations to the failure of the defenders of India to resist ancient and medieval invasions – Which are TRUE?

  1. Caste system – armies only of Kshatriyas
  2. Less mobile Indian army
  3. Archaic in their equipment
  4. Absence of better-trained cavalry

Answer choices

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

8. Which one of the following dynasties of India adopted a maritime policy prominently i.e. expanding their power by sea?

  1. Cholas
  2. Guptas
  3. Mauryas
  4. Pandyas

9. The consequence/s of Shah Jahan’s rebellion was/were

  1. Mughal Empire was distracted for four years
  2. Resulted in the loss of Qandhar
  3. Emboldened the Deccanis to recover the territories
  4. Made monarch (Jahangir) to yield for power transfer

Answer choices

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

10. The importance of Bhagavata Purana is

  1. Helped the Tamils to understand Sanskrit
  2. Helped the Muslim scholars to understand Hinduism
  3. Helped in the spread of Bhakti movement in North India
  4. Music and Art of Harappa became prominent in South India

11. Which of the following rivers having water disputes tribunal?

  1. Vansadhara
  2. Mahadayi/Mandovi
  3. Ravi & Beas
  4. Chambal

Answer choices

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

12. Consider the following statements – Which is NOT correct?

  1. Indo-Bangladesh Joint River Commission (JRC) has been functioning since 1972
  2. Treaty on Sharing of Ganga/Ganges water at Farakka, was signed 1996
  3. As per the 1996 treaty lean period, from 1st January to 31st may every year and the validity of treaty is 30 years
  4. None of the above

13. The criteria generally adopted for specification of a community as a Scheduled Tribe

  1. Spelt out in the Article 366 of the Constitution
  2. Spelt out in the Article 342 of the Constitution
  3. Both A & B
  4. Not spelt out in the constitution

14. In the rank and precedence order as approved by President who is in lower category

  1. Chairperson, Union Public Service Commission
  2. Chief Election Commissioner
  3. Comptroller & Auditor General of India
  4. Attorney General of India

15. Swachh Bharat Mission – Which is CORRECT?

  1. It is implemented by Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation
  2. Swachh Bharat to become a reality by 2019 and Swachchata Doot (messenger) for each Gram Panchayat in the country
  3. The mission aims to triple the growth percentage of toilet from present 3% to 10% by 2019
  4. All the above

16. Collaboration between Indian and Sri Lankan petroleum firms to make which place as a regional energy hub

  1. Batticaloa
  2. Trincomalee
  3. Galle
  4. Colombo

17. Consider the following statements – Which is/are correct?

  1. Twitter is an online social networking service founded before the Facebook
  2. Third most followed leader on Twitter is Pope Francis
  3. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is the most followed Foreign Minister on Twitter

Answer choices

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

18. Which is MATCHED?

Strategy Target Country
5 S MantraANTRA Myanmar
Cricket diplomacy United Kingdom
Hometown diplomacy Japan
Indian Ocean diplomacy Fiji

Answer choices

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

19. India is a party to Intellectual Property in respect of Integrated Circuits which is governed by

  1. Budapest Treaty
  2. Berne Convention
  3. Washington Treaty
  4. Paris Convention

20. A ranking of destinations for attractiveness to foreign investors has placed India at the top among 110 countries. This is with respect to

A. World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report
B. World Bank Doing Business rankings
C. Daniel Altman in Foreign Policy magazine Baseline Profitability Index
D. Standard and Poor Sovereign debt ratings

21. Which is NOT correct?

  1. Thar is an excellent example of desertification of ancient alluvial plains
  2. The sands of the Thar are moving eastward and invading areas of western Uttar Pradesh and northwestern Madhya Pradesh which were once very fertile but are now losing out to the advancing sands
  3. Thar consist of two parts, the desert proper or Bagar and the semi-desert known as Marusthali
  4. Thal is also known as the Desert of the Indus

22. Match

1. Aravalli Range a. Granite-gneisses
2. Malwa Plateau b. Sandstone
3. Vindhyan Range c. Lava Rocks
4. Ranchi Plateau d. Crystalline rocks

Answer choices

Code 1 2 3 4
A. a b c d
B. d c b a
C. a b d c
D. d c a b

23. Consider the following statements about Eastern Ghats – Which is NOT correct?

  1. It starts from the Mahanadi in Orissa and ends at the Vaigai in Tamil Nadu
  2. Southern portion only exhibits a true mountain character
  3. Godavari Gorge is formed by this mountain system
  4. None of the above

24. Consider the following statements – Which are NOT correct?

  1. Alluvial Soils are formed on parent materials transported by different agencies like water, ice gravity and wind
  2. Lateritic soils are well developed on the summits and upper horizon is rich in silica
  3. Dark coloured surface horizon is the evidence of basaltic nature of Tarai soils
  4. One of the main features of Red soils is that, they are clayey in texture

Answer choices

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

25. The Soil which is having only A-C horizons in the profile

  1. Red Soil
  2. Alluvial Soil
  3. Black Soil
  4. None of the above

Question 26 to 50

26. Consider the following statements about Poverty Incidence in India

  1. Tendulkar Committee (2009) and Rangarajan Committee (2014) both estimated about the level of poverty in India
  2. The reduction in poverty was recognized by Tendulkar but not by Rangarajan and hence there is a difference about poverty in India
  3. In reduction, there is no uniformity in reduction at the state level and all sections of the population have not been benefitted by high growth rates

Which is/are NOT correct?

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

27. Consider the following statements about migration in India

  1. In India, rural to rural migration is higher among females than males
  2. In India, urban to rural migration is higher among females than males
  3. In India, urban to urban migration is higher among females than males

Which is/are NOT correct?

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

28. Aggregate Measure of Support [AMS]-Which is CORRECT?

  1. The WTO method of computing the indicator for domestic support
  2. It is for the Uruguay Round Agreement on Agriculture
  3. Support considered under WTO classification as trade-distorting
  4. All the above

29. Consider the following statements

  1. In India, there is emergence of chronic non-communicable diseases with significant presence of communicable diseases
  2. In India, rural-urban variation is higher than inter-state variation in the health
  3. Health models like Kerala and Tamil Nadu force private hospitals to reduce price and improve quality

Which is/are CORRECT?

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

30. States having better sex ratio

  1. Chattisgarh > Odisha> Tamilnadu
  2. Tamilnadu >Chattisgarh > Odisha
  3. Chattisgarh > Tamilnadu > Odisha
  4. Tamilnadu > Odisha>Chattisgarh

31. Which of the following are CORRECT?

  1. It is reported that man-made CO2 emissions throughout human history constitute less-than total naturally emitted CO2 from the mantle of the earth during geological history
  2. Natural reasons for rise in the global temperature include the eleven-year solar cycle, volcanic activities and El-Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
  3. Emissions such as sulfur dioxide (SO2) and aerosols have a net cooling effect on the globe
  4. Under Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), the developed countries could partly meet their binding emissions targets through credits earned by sponsoring GHG reducing projects in developing countries

Answer choices

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

32. Which of the following statements are CORRECT?

  1. If global warming occurs as predicted, agriculture and water resources will be severely affected in India
  2. It was found that in the last 90 years there has been consistent rising in temperature in India
  3. India is implementing the ambitious voluntary domestic goal of reducing the emission intensity of its GDP by 20 to 25 per cent by 2020 compared with 1990 level
  4. India’s carbon market is the highest in the world and it is first Asian country to do so in its Multi Commodity Exchange

Answer choices

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

33.

Treatment Pollutants Removal Equipment/Process
1. Primary I. Biological content a. Activated sludge and filters
2. Secondary II. That settles or floats b. Carbon absorption and neutralization
3. Tertiary III. Suspended solids, refractory organics and toxic components c. Clarifiers and oil – water separator devises

Answer choices

  1. 1-II-c, 2-I-b, 3-III-a
  2. 1-II-c, 2-I-a, 3-III-b
  3. 1-I-a, 2-II-b, 3-III-c
  4. 1-III-a, 2-II-b, 3-I-c

34. In India, annually huge quantities of nutrients are lost during crop production cycle. Which one is facing maximum loss in the following nutrients?

  1. Nitrogen
  2. Phosphorus
  3. Potassium
  4. Iron

35. The lion-tailed macaque – Macaca silenus – is a primate endemic to the

  1. Rainforests of the North Eastern Hills
  2. Rainforests of the Western Ghats
  3. Deciduous forests of Central India
  4. Temperate forests of Himalayas

36. Percentage of net irrigated area to total by wells and tube-wells is high in which group of states?

  1. West Bengal, Gujarat, Rajasthan
  2. Gujarat, Rajasthan & Madhya Pradesh
  3. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal
  4. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu

37. Which is NOT matched? [River – Steel Plant]

  1. Koel and Sankh – Rourkela Steel Plant
  2. Damodar – Bokaro Steel Plant & Durgapur Steel Plant
  3. Barakar – Indian Iron and Steel Company ( Kulti )
  4. None of the above

38. Which of the following ports have NOT come to relieve the pressure of or to reduce the congestion of nearby port?

  1. Ennore
  2. Haldia
  3. Kandla
  4. Visakhapatnam

Answer choices

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

39. The shaded states are known for

general studies mock test map

  1. Wheat Production
  2. Sugarcane Production
  3. Rice Production
  4. Oilseeds Production

40. Statement 1: Coastal navigation is somewhat hazardous in the continental margin of Bay of Bengal

Statement 2: There are a number of shoals, reef and tiny islands in the continental margin region of Bay of Bengal

  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

41. The principle/s behind running magnetically levitated superfast trains is/are

  1. Superconductivity and Ferromagnetism
  2. Superconductivity and Paramagnetism
  3. Superconductivity and Diamagnetism
  4. Ferromagnetism Only

42. On the following different types of electromagnetic waves which is/are NOT possible to detect through photographic film

  1. Infra-red
  2. Ultraviolet
  3. Microwave
  4. Gamma rays

Answer choices

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

43. A step-up transformer changes

  1. Low-voltage into a high-voltage with violation of the law of conservation of energy
  2. Low-voltage into a high-voltage without violation of the law of conservation of energy
  3. High-voltage into a low-voltage with violation of the law of conservation of energy
  4. High-voltage into a low-voltage without violation of the law of conservation of energy

44. There is a reduction in the divergence of beam substantially in the LASER lights. This is because of

  1. Wavelength of each packet is almost the same
  2. Wavelength of each packet is largely different
  3. Average length of the packet of waves is much larger
  4. Average length of the packet of waves is much smaller

Answer choices

  1. I & III Only
  2. II & IV Only
  3. IV Only
  4. I & IV Only

45. The reasonable mechanism to explain how migratory birds determine direction

  1. Birds contain ferromagnetic material to detect earth’s magnetic field
  2. It is by electromagnetic induction
  3. Both A & B
  4. None of the above

46. Western Disturbance originates over the

  1. Mediterranean Sea
  2. Caspian Sea
  3. Black Sea
  4. All the above

47. In India, Easterly Waves affects

  1. Southern peninsular region
  2. Northern Western region
  3. Western Himalayas
  4. Eastern Himalayas

48. Indian Meteorological Department – IMD issues Long Range Forecast for

  1. Southwest Monsoon rainfall
  2. Southwest Monsoon onset date for Kerala
  3. Northeast Monsoon Rainfall
  4. Winter precipitation over Northwest India

Answer choices

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

49. Statement 1: The flow of deep layer current is opposite to the surface layer current in the oceans

Statement 2: The deeper water is deflected by the Coriolis Effect

Statement 3: Deeper layers of water move more slowly than the surface layers

  1. Statement 1, 2 & 3 are correct; Statements 2 & 3 are required to explain Statement 1
  2. Statement 1 & 2 are correct; But, Statement 3 is not-correct; and Statement 2 alone is an explanation for Statement 1
  3. Statement 2 & 3 are Correct; But not Statement 1
  4. Statement 1 & 2 are correct; Statement 3 is not-correct; But statement 2 is not an explanation for Statement 1

50. From the point of view of storm surge vulnerability potential which of the following coastal regions are classified as VERY HIGH RISK ZONES?

  1. Between Paradip and Balasore in Orissa
  2. Andhra coast between Bapatla and Kakinada
  3. Tamilnadu coast between Pamban and Nagapattinam
  4. Gujarat along the west coast of India

Answer choices

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

Question 51 to 75

51. Consider the following statements about Extremists of India’s freedom movement – Which are CORRECT?

  1. Demanded independence
  2. Extolled the India’s pre-British past
  3. Were counterpart to movements like Arya Samaj and Ramakrishna Mission
  4. Used Western techniques largely in the struggle

Answer choices

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

52. Who played an important role in Lucknow Pact of 1916, Nehru Report of 1927 and India’s Constitution?

  1. P. Sivaswami Iyer
  2. T.B. Sapru
  3. M.R. Jayakar
  4. R.P. Paranjpye

53. Consider the following statements about Home Rule movement- Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. It carried agitational politics to many new regions like Madras Presidency, Sind and United Provinces
  2. It provoked Non-brahmans  of western and southern India and they opposed high castes domination in this movement

Answer choices

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

54. ICS was a covenanted civil service because

  1. Its members entered into covenants with the East India Company
  2. Its members entered into covenants with the Secretary of State in Council
  3. Its members entered into covenants with the Governor-General of India

Answer choices

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

55. Indian national movement has provided an inspiration to

  1. Nationalist movements in other Asian colonies
  2. Political and social reform movements in the democracies of the West
  3. Nationalist movements in African colonies

Answer choices

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

56. Consider the following items of the 11th schedule- Art 243 G of the Indian Constitution – Which is NOT correct?

  1. Audit and non-formal education
  2. Libraries
  3. Regulation of slaughter houses
  4. Non-conventional energy resources

57. Amendment by Special Majority and Ratification by States – which of the following items required it?

  1. The extent of the executive power of the Union and the States
  2. Administration and control of Scheduled areas and Scheduled Tribes
  3. The Supreme and the High Courts
  4. Representation of States in Parliament

Answer choices

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

58. Which Committee was held by G.V. Mavalankar – ‘Custodian of the duties of Parliament’?

  1. Committee on Subordinate Legislation
  2. Committee on Government Assurances
  3. Committee on Privileges
  4. Committee on Petitions

59. The article/s related to parliamentary privileges for Houses of Parliament, its members and Committees

  1. Article 105
  2. Article 122
  3. Article 19
  4. Article 194

Answer choices

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

60. Consider the following statements about the Parliamentary Forums – Which is/are CORRECT?

  1. Each Parliamentary Forum, except one, consists of not more than 31 members excluding the Speaker of Lok Sabha, who is the ex officio President
  2. Each Parliamentary Forum has 21 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 members from the Rajya Sabha

Answer choices

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

61. The factors constraining growth in manufacturing sector include

  1. High rate of interest & Low domestic and external demand
  2. Infrastructure bottlenecks & High rate of interest
  3. Infrastructure bottlenecks
  4. Both A & C

62. Match

Concept Related process/Institution
1. Private placements a) Public-Private Partnerships
2. Income distance b) Finance Commission
3. Least Present Value of Revenue c) Capital Market
4. Baltic Dry Index d) Merchandise trade as well as shipping services

Answer choices

Code 1 2 3 4
A. a b c d
B. c b a d
C. c d a b
D. a d b c

63. One of the targets of this year’s medium term fiscal policy statement in 2017-18 is

  1. Elimination of Effective Revenue Deficit
  2. Elimination of Revenue Deficit
  3. Elimination of Fiscal Deficit
  4. Elimination of Primary Deficit

64. Consider the following statements about the current economic situation – Which is wrong?

  1. Non-tax revenue has failed as one of the important components of government resources, in the present phase of fiscal consolidation
  2. The resource base of the Centre will be constrained following the implementation of the FFC
  3. Easing of international prices of crude oil provided the much needed opportunity to introduce some reforms in fuel prices
  4. Dividend from banks to GoI would increase relatively faster due to the coupled effect of increase in profit and increase in GoI stake in public sector banks

65. Recently, India is among the leading exporters of agricultural products, with a trade surplus. In relation to that which of the following statements are TRUE?

  1. Rice accounts for the bulk of exports, followed by cotton and fishery products
  2. India has become one of the top bovine meat exporters
  3. Exports of Protein meal are rising

Answer choices

  1. I, II and III
  2. II & III Only
  3. I Only
  4. None of the above

66. Statement 1: Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) Act is much broader than the scope of the Essential Commodities Act

Statement 2: It empowers the central and state governments concurrently to control production, supply and distribution of certain commodities, including pricing, stock-holding and the period for which the stocks can be kept and to impose duties

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

67. Indian economy’s present success has been attributed to

  1. Its proper utilization of “natural” comparative advantage – Unskilled and low-skilled labor
  2. Its proper utilization of “natural” comparative advantage – Natural resources
  3. Its proper utilization of “natural” comparative advantage – Geography (Location)
  4. None of the above

68. Chinese investment in railways dwarfs that in India. This is because

  1. Joint ventures i.e. of the government with provincial authorities
  2. Major users such as coal mines are also a party in investments
  3. Allowed to issue debt and borrow from the market

Answer choices

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

69. Financial repression for the Indian banking system on the liability side has arisen from

  1. Households’ financial savings
  2. Statutory liquidity ratio (SLR)
  3. Inflation
  4. Priority sector lending (PSL)

Answer choices

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

70. Flaws in existing Public-Private Partnerships – Which is NOT correct?

  1. Existing contracts focus more on fiscal benefits than on efficient service provision
  2. If a bureaucrat restructures a project, there are no rewards
  3. The default revenue stream is directly collected user charges
  4. Combining construction and maintenance responsibilities

71. An Act amending the Constitution is not ‘law’ this was upheld in the

  1. Golaknath Case after 24th Amendment Act
  2. Golaknath Case before 24th Amendment Act
  3. Keshvananda Bharati Case after 24th Amendment Act
  4. Keshvananda Bharati Case before 24th Amendment Act

72. Which is/are true about Habeas Corpus?

  1. Supreme Court can issue only against State in cases of violation of fundamental rights
  2. High Court can issue only against private individuals in cases of fundamental rights

Answer choices

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

73. The administrator of a UT enjoys powers of promulgating ordinances under

  1. Article 239AB
  2. Article 239B
  3. Article 123
  4. No such provision in the constitution

74. The elaborate procedure for follow-up of the recommendations of financial committees by way of ‘Action Taken Reports’ is

  1. Derived from British system
  2. Derived from Canadian system
  3. Indian innovation
  4. Both A & B

75. Estimates relating to expenditure charged on the Consolidated Fund – Which is/are TRUE?

  1. Not submitted to vote of Parliament
  2. Submitted to vote of Parliament
  3. Discussion is not barred
  4. Discussion is barred

Answer choices

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

Question 76 to 100

76. Folk drama – State/Region – Which are matched?

  1. Ankiya Nat – Maharashtra
  2. Tamasha – Assam
  3. Yatra – Braj
  4. Ras-lila – Bengal

Answer choices

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

77. The musical instruments used in the South Indian music ensemble include

  1. Vina/Veena
  2. Mridangam
  3. Sarod
  4. Ghatam

Answer choices

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

78. Saura-Tribe is mentioned as ‘Savaras’ in Ramayana and Mahabharata and they are known for paintings. They are part of

  1. Gujarat
  2. Odisha
  3. Madhya Pradesh
  4. Chattisgarh

79. Arrange chronologically the following issues on the basis of legal measures taken for women’s welfare

  1. Indecent Representation of Women
  2. Dowry Prohibition
  3. The Immoral Traffic prevention
  4. Protection of women from Domestic Violence

Answer choices

  1. 3-1-2-4
  2. 3-2-1-4
  3. 2-3-1-4
  4. 2-1-3-4

80. National level Finance and Development Corporation is NOT available for

  1. Scheduled Castes
  2. Backward Classes
  3. Women
  4. Handicapped

Answer choices

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

81. Consider the following statements about the School Education – Which are CORRECT?

  1. In private schools learning levels across the country have improved but, public schools are lagging behind
  2. Enrolment in private schools increased in rural areas
  3. Improvement in drinking water facility, girls toilets and libraries in schools
  4. Same classroom are used for different classes

Answer choices

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

82. The poor skill levels among India’s workforce is attributed to

  1. Dearth of a formal vocational education framework
  2. Wide variation in quality of education
  3. High school dropout rates
  4. Negative perception towards skilling

Answer choices

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

83. In India gender inequality is reflecting in

  1. Contraception
  2. Child sex ratio
  3. Implementation of laws
  4. Child mortality

Answer choices

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

84. On the following states which has less requirement to pursue simultaneously in areas like education, health (including reproductive health), gender issues, and employment generation

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Himachal Pradesh
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. None of the above

85. In each column identify the WRONG service/s

1. URGENT NEED TO INCREASE by India 2. India is BETTER in
a. Shipping fleet a. Offshore services & Start-ups
b. International Tourist Arrivals b. University–industry collaboration on R&D
c. Ship breaking & Ship recycling units c. Engineering consultancy
d. Patents filing d. Affordable housing

Answer choices

  1. 1-c, 2-d
  2. 1-c, 2-b & d
  3. 1-c & d, 2-d
  4. 1-c & d, 2-b & d

86. Consider the following statements about the ‘non-Gandhian’ methods of struggle for independence

  1. They had taken help from the enemies of British Government
  2. They transformed Indian soldiers of British Army to freedom fighters
  3. Congress Mahasabha passed resolutions to offer homage to their heroism and sacrifice
  4. It started as revolutionist tradition and culminated in military expedition

Which are TRUE?

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

87. “I differ from you as the South Pole differs from the North Pole, but if I had a dozen dedicated youths like you with me, I could have changed the history of India long ago.” These words are by

  1. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Swami Vivekananda
  3. Netaji Subash Chandra Bose
  4. Bhagat Singh

88. Who stressed NIBRITTI and KARMAYOGA in Gitarahashya during the freedom struggle?

  1. Rajagopalachari
  2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  3. Satyamurthi
  4. Swami Vivekananda

89. Swadhesi movement leaders were committed to which of the following activities?

  1. Educational development
  2. Rural development
  3. Insurance enterprises
  4. Garments production

Answer choices

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

90. Match

PATRIOTIC ACT FREEDOM FIGHTER
a. Assassination of William Hutt Curzon Wyllie 1. Kalpana Dutta
b. Delhi Conspiracy Case 2. Ramprasad Bismil
c. Mastermind behind Kakori Conspiracy 3. Bhai Balmukund
d. Task to attack European Club 4. Madan Lal Dhingra

Answer choices

Code 1 2 3 4
A. a b c d
B. d c a b
C. d c b a
D. a b d c

91. The key concept/s of Darwinian Theory of Evolution is/are

  1. Branching descent
  2. Natural selection
  3. Both A& B
  4. None of the above

92. Which of the following political parties had NOT been occupant of the office of the Prime Minister of India?

  1. Congress
  2. Janata Party
  3. Bharatiya Janata Party
  4. Janata Dal

Answer choices

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

93. The Leader of the Opposition in the Jatiyo Sangshad (the national parliament of Bangladesh) is

  1. Sheikh Hasina
  2. Khaleda Zia
  3. Rowshan Ershad
  4. Abdul Hamid

94. Islamic State/Islamic State of Iraq and Levant /Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Daish, and all its manifestations is banned in India under

  1. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967
  2. The National Security Act, 1980
  3. The National Security Act, 1980 & The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013
  4. Both A & B

95. Which are NOT matched?

1. LIDAR Launcher
2. VIKAS Engine
3. LVM3 Observing/Measuring distance
4. SARAL Small Satellite

Answer choices

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

96. Which perform the role of biological catalysts and crucial to communication system in the body?

  1. Proteins
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Lipids
  4. Nucleic acids

97. Caprolactum is helpful in the production of

  1. Bakelite
  2. Nylon
  3. Polyesters
  4. Teflon

98. Consider the following statements about Ethanol – Which is CORRECT?

  1. It is known as ‘wood spirit’ as produced by destructive distillation of wood
  2. It is obtained commercially by fermentation, the oldest method is from sugars
  3. It is highly poisonous in nature and in small quantities can cause blindness and large quantities cause even death
  4. None of the above

99. Match

1. Treatment of lead poisoning a) EDTA
2. Effectively inhibit the growth of tumours b) Platinum
3. Vitamin B12 c) Cobalt
4. The purest form of commercial iron d) Wrought Iron
e) Cast Iron

Answer choices

Code 1 2 3 4
A. c b a d
B. a b c d
C. a b c e
D. c b a e

100. Which one of the following elements has Atomic Number 92?

  1. Actinium
  2. Thorium
  3. Uranium
  4. Plutonium

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194 Comments on “[Mock Test#8] Full Length General Studies Prelims Paper with 100 MCQs by Venkat Sir”

  1. this is my second attempt and still i had not been able to cover the whole syllabus of prelims. though i was sincere in my first attempt also and this time i had prepared far more things but still my culture portion is very bad and now i am feeling that whatever i have learnt, i don’t remember; feeling very demotivated

    1. dont get demoralized any of u….jitna kar liya thk kar liya ..u have put in ur efforts leave rest on Almighty…studies never go waste remember! remember lakshya movie song “barse chahe ambar se aag lipte chahe pairo se naag.. paaye jaa jo lakshya h tera”!!

    2. me too feel like forgetting everything. leave job prepared hard but….

    3. ME TOO.MAY GOD BLESS US.

    4. Me too left job.. And took admission in MA eco, Delhi school of economics, course is vry tough. I will appear in 2016.. Aap log still not prepared.. So plz sach batana.. Were u guys consistent towards preparation? Or studied just lyk that? Or should i left DSE MA eco for upsc 2016? Or MA economics ko backup banau.. As class me bhi kafi Bache h jinhone 3, 4 baar interview Diya h and IITans h par ab yaha MA eco karne aye h for backup, 2015 is my first attempt, without much peroration, April se hi start kiya h.. Plz sugest me as senior 😊

      1. yar its better to have a back up for exams like civil services but at the same time it should not be very tough and time consuming as you are suggesting this course is…it might eat up your time of preparation as syllabus of civils is too vast…so think accordingly and take right decision…ssc-cgl, banks, acio are relatively easier back-ups i think…rest what u feel like

        1. Thanx bro , i will think on it

      2. i was consistent in my efforts but is environment and culture ne sab kharab kar diya. itna jada time liya ki revision thik se nahi kar paya or jo doosre subjects the woh bhi bhool gaya.
        maine political science and IR as optional liya tha lakin ab uska ek word bhi nahi pad paya so planning to change my optional kyunki GS, environment and culture ka hi itna course ho gaya hai ki optional mein koi theoritical subject yaad karna bas ki hi nahi hai
        so i am planning to take mathematics as my optional

        1. K how about economics, hv done B.tech now pursuing MA eco, from DU, but the thing is only micro and Marco syllabus is same as in upsc rest syllabus is of JNU, n ye bhi sunne me a raha h Ki next yr se optional jata rahe h.. Uski jagah pub ad hoga ek subject, for everyone..

        2. One more thing bro.. Revision is must.. I think we should prepare according to mains, Dan just 4 month before for prelims.. I will follow dis strategy.. Baki lets c kya hota h.. Bhai ye bhi bataye.. Ki aisa to kahi Ki ghar se bahar na nikalna.. Aur ye bs padhna boring ho jata ho.. Isliye mene Eco me admission liya h.. Ki taki bore na ho jau ghar pe rehke

  2. Try to get Arumugam zoology books. Separate books are available for each section. No need of coaching notes. It covers most of the syllabus

  3. I am working with PSU …have appeared interview once way back in 2010…got intention to prepare one more time ….this time harder..better to have backup bt one thing is needed for this exam is that u shud have hunger for studies ..dnt be overburdened ..all are unique individuals ..every one has his own chem and biology…so only u can decide best for urself .

    1. thanx mam.. :)

  4. q number 72 – supreme court can issue habeas Corpus against Individuals also.

  5. to your notice.on the following question.

    7. Explanations to the failure of the defenders of India to resist ancient and medieval invasions – Which are TRUE?

    Caste system – armies only of Kshatriyas
    Less mobile Indian army
    Archaic in their equipment
    Absence of better-trained cavalry

    Answer choices

    All the above
    1, 2 &3 Only
    2, 3 & 4 Only [key given]
    1, 3 & 4 Only.

    During medieval times, especially the battle of Tarain where pritviraj chauhan was defeated by the army of ghorids, one important factor that led to fall of chauhans was that- “only kshatriyas would fight in wars it was a custom”.

    Even class 11 tamilnadu history text shared by mrunal includes this point- a weakness on the part of chauhans. Answer should be all of the above.

    1. an excerpt from class 11 TN text.

      Causes for the failure of Hindu kingdoms
      The causes for the downfall of Hindu states have to be analysed historically. The most important cause was that they lacked unity.
      They were divided by factions. The Rajput princes exhausted one another by their mutual conflicts. Secondly, many Hindu states were declining in power. Their military methods were out of date and far inferior to those of Muslims. Indians continued to rely on elephants while the Muslims possessed quick-moving cavalry. The Muslims soldiers had better organization and able leaders. Their religious zeal and their greed for the greater wealth of India provided stimulus to them. Among the Hindus, the duty of fighting was confined to a particular class, the Kshatriyas. Moreover, the Hindus were always on the defensive, which was always a weak position

  6. Any speculation about this yrs cut toff. ….anybody……what it could be considering the fact that very few will be spending their time doing csat practice. ……everyone will be occupied with gs……so please speculate….with ur views

    1. Cut off will depend on level of gs paper, if tough then cut off may be 100 to105 or Iis easy then 125.last year paper was tough , but many aspirants got 130 marks in gs…..even my friends too.

      1. haha.. how many friends you have who crossed 130?

        Its not easy to get 100 marks in gs….. even far more effort is required to get that

        most of the toppers way below 100 in recent years, do you think its so much easy for 15000 candidates who can get more than 125 in Vast gs??

        1. Cut off 80 for Ur…Don’t think we will have 13,000 people crossing that.

        2. Yea Satya,
          I agree with you completely.. In 2012 I prepared GS rigourously with daily newspaper reading +notes, weekly test series-discussion and serious self-study for whole one year.. But still when the result was out my score was only 115 marks. This is the level of UPSC GS its vast and unpredictable. There can be people scoring very high marks but their percentage is low. So, I think managing to get around 100 marks will be on a safer side. Rest Sunday will spill the beans.. Good Luck :)

          1. All the Best guys & girls.

          2. As per the syllabus, implicitly we have to read everything under the sun (at least to have idea)..

            So nothing is in our hands now, what we have read.. read… Hope for the best!!

            Good luck

        3. Ira Singhal had 76 in GS-1

      2. Bhai UPSC hai SSC nai :P

    2. No matter how tough the paper, cut wont go beyond 107 for UR.

  7. q 39- should the answer be rice…orissa is not known for sugar cane production.

  8. thanks for mock test -but mock test is very tuff.i am got 45/100 IN 45 MINUTES but I am expected In prelims exam paper is easy in this mock test.upsc 2015 the cut off is very high.because this mock test is more confusing

  9. Useless paper …Not upto UPSC mark…more of GK type..The author has tried to raise difficulty level without even trying to incorporate the concepts which have quite often been part of UPSC pattern

  10. Dear fellow aspirant,
    I don’t know how u ppl feel but m very upset coz even after preparing so so much I am point blank ….. Still confused in many facts from freedom struggle to history to culture……
    I have given 3 attempts and after each attempt I fail I promise I love do it this time …. But again after some time I feel I have left so many things in syllabus….. Satisfaction aati hi nahin ……
    Even ryt now m trying to revise but to no avail coz jaise hi geography uthata hoon , economics ka reer and neer yaad aata hain , gdp ka current method n revision year etc n env. Ka bacteria respiration mode or fungi ka benefit ….. How is dis humanly possible to learn so much ????
    Feeling very very low , deeper than Mariana Trench !!

  11. Dear Mrunal Sir,

    I thank you so much. i am deeply indebted to u for your economy classes on youtube.

    Thank you, i mean it.

  12. Cutoff should between 100-105

  13. Thank You Mrunal for all your support in prelims preparation. Thank You very much.

  14. questions asked are very subjective and confusing in nature ..Paper looks more like gimmicks …questions asked in upsc test your clarity and not your randomness of thoughts..nonetheless effort is appreciated !

  15. All the best to everyone ! Give your best .

  16. Res.Sir/ madam Pls ans me…pls
    csat paper 2 marks will be added for merit or not please tell me I am very confused….

    1. no it will not be added, actually prelims is qualified exam and csat 2 is a qualification paper with in qualification exam, it means prilims marks will not be added in merit at all.

    2. No they wont add but you need to get the qualifying marks ie 33% (66/200) from this paper to evaluate your first paper

  17. attempt 55 wrong 14

  18. Feeling so stressed.
    The whole year we worked a lot.
    But now feeling so stressed… With an unknown fear…
    Hoping for the best! :-/

  19. yar mai to sab bhul gaya..ab kiya hoga mera?

  20. Mrunal sir , we needed presidecial speech bfore going to fight….

  21. Just few hours remaining for the fight…….studied a lot but still realizing that a lot more is remaining to study….tried opening some book but closed again in few seconds…what to do ????

  22. Katla ke subha hone wali hi dosto. Sarfarosi ke tammana ab hamare dil me hai…
    Mrunal:-awaiting your message for the D-day.

  23. Feeling totally blank …. Only God knows wat will happen tomorrow !!

  24. Left are few days for the katl ki subah
    (Mrunal), or the great war, true many soldiers are preparing for it and one of
    them is me. May be I can be victorious or shall not win it, but the training
    shall not go into waste, all these months that i have given for the cause shall
    bring in some flying colours. What if i fail this time, but i shall not be
    broken down by the reality, the truth is that i have potential and shall rise
    again to fight for the next. Having said so, at this point, i am just shining
    my Armour again and again, i dont want a new one, just revising what i have
    prepared, and not touching anything which is new, yes the marked line by a pen

  25. Am i the only idiot online at this last night….khauff ki raat?

    1. No u r not alone :-)

  26. yehhh…..best of luck dosto….!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. All the very best evry 1…. do well

  28. Best of luck guys !!
    Let’s c what suspense n surprise God has kept for us tomorrow !!

  29. All the best to each and everyone!

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