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Indian Civil Service General Studies Paper I


1. The area of Sariska Tiger reserve is part of which of the following mountain ranges?
a) Vindhyan Ranges
b) Aravalli Ranges
c) Satpura Range
d) Shiwalik Ranges
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2. Which of the following locations are the sources of highest amount of freshwater on earth?
a) The Great Lakes, North America
b) Greenland
c) Antarctica
d) Lake Baikal
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3. RBI decided to shift from base rate to marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) because
a) The rates based on marginal cost of funds are more sensitive to changes in the policy rates
b) To bring transparency in the methodology followed by banks for determining interest rates on advances
c) To enable banks to become more competitive and enhance their long run value and contribution to economic growth
d) All of the above
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4. Which of the following tenets is NOT related to Dvaita vedanta philosophy?
a) The world has no separate existence apart from Brahman
b) God and the individual souls exist as independent realities
c) God takes on a personal role and is seen as a real eternal entity that governs and controls the universe
d) The individual souls are depicted as reflections, images or shadows of the divine, but never in any way identical with the divine.
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5. With reference to Ken-Betwa River linking project, consider the following statements:
1) It aims to transfer surplus water from the Betwa River to the Ken basin
2) It seeks to irrigate India's worst droughtprone Bagelkhand region.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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6. With reference to Gangetic Dolphins, consider the following statements:
1) They are generally blind and use ultrasonic sound to catch their prey.
2) Ganges River dolphin has been officially declared as National Aquatic Animal of India
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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7. Which forests type you would likely find in the Dachigam National Park?
a) Tropical rain forests
b) Coniferous forests
c) Sub tropical broad leaved forest
d) Wet Evergreen forest
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8. With reference to recent Wanna Cry ransom ware attack, consider the following statements:
1) WannaCry is a cryptoworm
2) It targeted computers running the JAVA programs
3) It encrypted user data and demanded ransom payments to be made through PayPal
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 Only
b) 1 and 2 Only
c) 2 and 3 Only
d) 1, 2 and 3
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9. With reference to powers of Governors of States, consider the following statements:
1) The Governor appoints members of the Council of Ministers and distributes portfolios to them on the advice of the chief minister
2) When no party gets a clear majority, the governor can use his discretion in the selection of chief ministerial candidate to prove the majority as soon as possible
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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10. Siachen Glacier is located in
a) The Northern parts of Zanskar Range
b) The eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas
c) The Ladakh Range
d) None of the above
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11. With reference to the Permanent Settlement System of 1793, consider the following statements:
1) It was an agreement between the East India Company and Bengali landlords
2) Under this system, revenues were collected by Zamindars
3) This system did not spread beyond Bengal and Bihar regions
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 Only
b) 1 and 2 Only
c) 2 and 3 Only
d) 1, 2 and 3
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12. With reference to the Gandhi-Irwin Pact, consider the following statements:
1) It was signed before the second Round Table Conference in London
2) It was enacted in view to discontinue the Civil Disobedience Movement and change salt laws
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 Only
b) 2 Only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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13. 'The Railways has started giving accident insurance to such passengers who book their tickets through online mode. Consider the following with reference to it.
1) Citizens of foreign countries are not eligible for this scheme.
2) Presently, an insurance premium of ten rupees is charged by the railways per ticket.
3) Such insurance is to be readily provided at no additional cost for children below five years of age.
4) The insurance coverage is uniform for all cases of injury and death being pegged at one lakh rupees.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 2, 3 and 4 only
b) 3 and 4 only
c) 1 only
d) 1 and 2 only
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14. Consider the following:
1) Commonwealth of Nations
2) BIMSTEC
3) Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
4) Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
India is a member of which of the above?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2, 3 and 4 only
c) 1, 2 and 4 only
d) 1, 3 and 4 only
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15. In context of World History, what was referred to as "Iron Curtain"?
a) Economic growth of iron ore rich and iron ore poor nations
b) Development divide between colonized and colonizer nations
c) Contrast in the progress of Industrial revolution in the East and West
d) Boundary that divided communist and capitalist states in Europe
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16. Consider the following statements.
1) Surface ocean currents are driven mainly by tectonic movements in the ocean plates.
2) Strongest tsunamis in the world are produced by consistent uni-directional wind movement during high tides.
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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17. China has launched world's longest quantum communication line. Consider the following about it.
Assertion (A): It is a hack-proof information transmission system.
Reason (R): Quantum communication cannot be sent or captured from space to earth or vice versa.
In the context of the above, which of these is correct?
a) A is correct, and R is an appropriate explanation of A
b) A is correct, but R is not an appropriate explanation of A
c) A is correct, but R is incorrect
d) Both A and R are incorrect
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18. You would recommend which of these measures during an economic recession?
1) Giving a fiscal stimulus
2) Increase tax rates
3) Lower interest rates
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
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19. Which of the following will violate the General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR) in India?
1) Any speculative activity in the security markets
2) Any real estate deal that has been settled in a short period of time
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None
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20. The fluvial riverine island is formed by the Brahmaputra river system and mostly inhabited by Mishing tribal people. It is the nerve centre of Assamese neo-Vaishnavite culture and has been recently declared as a district of India. The island is?
a) Narcondam Island
b) River Island of Majuli
c) Mattoa Islands
d) Forest Islands of Thembang
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21. What is/are the benefits of issuing Soil Health card (SHC) to Indian farmers?
1) It will help reduce the consumption of che mical fertilizers and cost of crop production.
2) It will help reduce our trade deficit as well as fiscal deficit.
3) It will help tackle imbalanced fertilizer use which is causing deficiency of nutrients in soil.
Select the correct answer using the codes below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 only
c) 1 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
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22. The term "Moral Hazard" is often used by policymakers to point out to a situation where
1) A person takes m those risks
2) A government servant abuses his authority and financial powers to the detriment of public interest
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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23. With reference to Asian Development Bank (ADB), consider the following statements:
1) The United States holds second largest proportions of shares in ADB
2) The bank admits the members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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24. In which of the following sectors 100% FDI has been permitted by the union government?
1) India based airlines
2) DTH, Mobile TV and Cable networks
3) Food products manufactured or produced in India
4) Pisciculture, Aquaculture and Apiculture
Select the correct answer using codes below:
a) 2, 3 and 4 Only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 2 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
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25. Under the Logistics Exchange Memor andum of Agreement (LEMOA), which India has signed with the US, India can
a) Allow stationing of US troops in the Indian territory
b) Access the string of U.S. facilities across the globe for logistical support
c) Access latest military technology from the US
d) Both b and c
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26. With reference to the Surat split of the Indian National Congress, consider the following statements:
1) Moderates were opposed to the resolutions on Swaraj, Swadeshi, Boycott of foreign goods and National Education which were passed by extremists in Calcutta session
2) Moderates wanted Rash Behari Bose to be the president of Surat session
Select the correct answer using codes below:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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27. Which of the following political party or an organization was NOT founded by Dr Ambedkar?
a) Samata Sainik Dal
b) The Republican Party of India
c) Independent Labour Party
d) Dalit Mukti Morcha
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28. With reference to Arsenic, consider the following statements:
1) People who smoke tobacco can also be exposed to arsenic
2) Arsenic is one of WHO's 10 chemicals of major public health concern
3) Arsenic has no place in the periodic table
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1 only
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29. The Whanganui River, which was in news recently, is a major river in
a) Australia
b) New Zealand
c) Canada
d) China
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30. With reference to Lima Declaration, consider the following statements:
1) It calls upon the developed countries to eliminate barriers to trade with developing countries and encourage their manufactured exports
2) It was signed in 2005 at UNIDO
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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31. The effectiveness of large telescopes is maximized if it is placed
a) On an high altitude surface such as Tibet
b) In a remote desert that has high altitude
c) Above the earth's atmosphere
d) In Polar regions where disturbances are minimal
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32. India is the first country to be officially acknowledged as being Yaws-free. What is Yaws?
a) It is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the skin, bone and cartilage
b) It is a chronic infection of kidneys in children
c) It is a vector borne disease that affects respiratory organs in children
d) It is a chronic infection of that affects pregnant women in rural regions
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33. Oxfam, which is often in the news, is a/an
a) Official initiative of the Oxford university to fight famine and poverty around the world
b) Thinktank dedicated to improving education standards around the world, especially in poor countries
c) International NGO that fights for human rights of population affected by various conflicts
d) None of the above
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34. Which of the following is NOT an objective of National Agriculture Market (NAM)?
a) One license for a trader valid across all markets in the State
b) Provision of Soil Testing Laboratories in/ or near the selected mandi to facilitate visiting farmers to access this facility in the mandi itself
c) Setting up of national e-market platform for transparent sale transactions and price discovery initially in regulated markets
d) Gradual removal of APMC across states to unify all markets to ultimately benefit farmers
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35. With reference to the Question Hour in Lok Sabha, consider the following statements:
1) It is the first hour of a sitting session of Lok Sabha
2) The concerned Minister is can choose not to answer the question during this Hour
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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36. With reference to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, consider the following statements:
1) It is a network of investigative journalists working for various news organizations in the US
2) It recently leaked Panama Papers
3) It is funded by the Pulitzer Foundation
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 Only
b) 2 Only
c) 2 and 3 Only
d) 1, 2 and 3
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37. With reference to remote sensing, consider the following statements:
1) Remote sensors collect data by detecting the energy that is reflected from Earth
2) Cartosat 2D, recently launched by PSLV - C37 is a remote sensing satellite
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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38. Olympic Dam is world's largest
a) Gravity dam built in China
b) Sports complex in China
c) Artificial lake in Olympic National Park, USA
d) Uranium-Copper mine located in Australia
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39. The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an alliance of many countries, most of them being sunshine countries. What does 'sunshine country' mean?
a) Countries which come either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and theTropic of Capricorn
b) Countries that are directly located between Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator
c) Countries that are directly located between Tropic of Cancer and the Equator
d) None of the above
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40. If the union government provides universal basic income (UBI) of INR 3240 per capita per year to all females in India, approximately how much percent of GDP this would cost (according to the latest Economic Survey)?
a) 1 percent of GDP
b) 2 percent of GDP
c) 3 percent of GDP
d) 4 percent of GDP
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41. The success of the universal basic income (UBI) depends upon
1) Effective financial inclusion
2) Proper authentication of Aadhaar numbers
3) Linking of Aadhaar with Jan Dhan Accounts
4) The amount of UBI
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5) Transparent and safe financial architecture Select the correct answer using codes below:
a) 1,2,3 and 5 Only
b) 1,3,4 and 5 Only
c) 1,3 and 5 Only
d) All
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42. Consider the following statements:
1) India, unlike most growth successes in Asia, has relied on growth of skill-intensive sectors rather than low-skill ones
2) Compared to Canada and the European Union trade within India is very low
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
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43. The Red Corridor is a region in the east of India that experiences considerable Naxalite -Maoist insurgency. Which of the following states is NOT part of the Red Corridor?
1) Andhra Pradesh
2) Bihar
3) Odisha
4) West Bengal
5) Uttar Pradesh
Select the correct answer using codes below:
a) 2 and 5 Only
b) 5 only
c) 2 only
d) All are part of Red Corridor
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44. Global warming is causing coral bleaching. But why do corals lose their colours?
a) Due to warm water and acidification, corals undergo chemical reaction losing their distinct colour
b) Due to warm waters, corals expel symbiotic algae which gives them distinctive colour
c) Warm and acidic waters kill corals, making them dead tissue
d) None of the above
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45. With reference to provisions of the Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014,
which of the following statements is/are correct?
1) Parliament and state legislatures will have concurrent powers to make laws on GST.
2) The Bill empowers the centre to impose an additional tax of up to 1%, on the inter-state supply of goods for two years or more.
3) Parliament may, by law, provide compensation to states for any loss of revenue from the introduction of GST, up to a five year period
Select the correct answer using codes below:
a) 2 Only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
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46. The main objective of the UJALA scheme is to
a) Provide affordable lighting to BPL families
b) Promote efficient lighting
c) Provide light for all villages
d) None of the above
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47. Which of the following is/are an objective of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign?
1) Enforcement of PC & PNDT Act
2) Ensuring survival and protection of a girl child
3) Ensuring education of the girl child
4) Providing healthy nutrition to adolescent girls
Select the correct answer using codes below:
a) 1,2 and 4 Only
b) 1 and 3 Only
c) 1,2 and 3 Only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
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48. With reference to MANAK (Million Minds Augmenting National Aspirations and Knowledge), consider the following statements:
1) It is a renamed version of The INSPIRE Awards (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research)
2) It is sponsored and managed by the Department of Science & Technology
3) It believes in conducting competitive exams for identification of talent at all levels
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 and 3 Only
b) 2 and 3 Only
c) 3 Only
d) 1 and 2 Only
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49. Chabahar is located on the Makran coast in southeastern Iran. But, which is the Gulf in which this Port is located?
a) Persian Gulf
b) Gulf of Oman
c) Gulf of Hormuz
d) None of the above
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50. Which of the following is NOT an objectives of HRIDAY initiative of the union government?
a) Planning, development and implementation of heritage-sensitive infrastructure in heritage cities
b) Development of medical tourism in Indian metros
c) Development of ecotourism in India
d) None of the above
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