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UPSC General Studies Question Answers


1. Under the Sovereign Gold Bond scheme, the bonds are sold at
1) Banks
2) Post Offices
3) Bombay Stock Exchange
4) Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited
Select the correct answer using codes below:
a) 1, 2 and 4 only
b) 1, 2 and 3 Only
c) 2, 3 and 4 Only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
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2. The Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016 report titled "Connecting to Complete 2016" was released by
a) World Bank
b) IMF
c) UN World Tourism Organization
d) UNDP
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3. With reference to the disease of Sickle Cell Anaemia, consider the following statements:
1) It is an inherited, genetic disorder
2) In patients with this disease, the number of red blood cells is usually lower than normal
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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4. Fortaleza Declaration seen in news sometimes back led to the creation of BRICS New Development Bank (NDB). With reference to Fortaleza, consider the following statements:
1) The city was one of the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
2) It is a famous coastal city in Brazil
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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5. With reference to Inter State Council, consider the following statements:
1) It is a non-constitutional body
2) It was formed by based on recommendation of Sarkaria Commission
3) It is chaired by the Prime Minister of India
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 2 and 3 only
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6. With reference to Legislative Councils, consider the following statements:
1) The size of the Legislative Council cannot be more than one-third the membership of the Vidhan Sabha
2) The Parliament can create a legislative council (where it does not exist), if the legislative assembly of the concerned state passes a resolution to that effect
3) The size of the legislative assembly can not be less than 40 in any state
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
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7. Transfer pricing is mainly related to
a) Taxation and accounting
b) Government budgeting
c) Pricing of generic drugs
d) None of the above
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8. With reference to Sukanya Samriddhi Account scheme, consider the following statements
1) It is a small savings scheme
2) The scheme aims to ensure a bright future for the girl children by facilitating their education and marriage expenses
3) Under the scheme, anyone can open an account in the name of the girl child until she attains the age of ten years
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
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9. "Bunkar Mitra" is the Government of India's
a) Helpline for distressed soldiers
b) Helpline for handloom weavers
c) Helpline for aged women
d) Helpline for girl children
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10. Global Gender Gap Report is published by
a) UN Women
b) UNDP
c) International Council of Women
d) WEF
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11. Which of the following is/are riparian states  of River Krishna?
1) Telangana
2) Maharashtra
3) Karnataka
4) Chhattisgarh
5) Andhra Pradesh
Select the correct answer using codes below:
a) 1, 2 and 3 Only
b) 1, 2, 3 and 4 Only
c) 1, 2, 3 and 5 Only
d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
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12. Who is empowered to declare an area to be a Scheduled Area?
a) The Parliament
b) The President
c) The Union Cabinet
d) Inter State Council
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13. At the centre of a mature tropical cyclone
1) Air rises
2) Pressure increases
3) Calm weather prevails
Which of the above is/are correct?
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
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14. Who represented Indian women at the Second Round Table Conference?
a) Usha Mehta
b) Vijayalakshmi Pandit
c) Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay
d) Sarijini Naidu
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15. The Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme, which was recently launched by the Prime Minister, is meant for
a) Road Projects
b) Large manufacturing industries
c) Health sector
d) MSME sector
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16. Which of the following food items can be considered as fortified food?
1) Iodised salt
2) Vegetable oil enriched with Vitamin D
3) Golden Rice which produces beta carotene
Select the correct answer using codes below:
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) None of the above
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17. With reference to Mahabalipuram monuments, consider the following statements:
1) They are located on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal
2) They belong to Chola Dynasty
3) Most of these monuments depict figures from Ramayana
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 Only
b) 1 Only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) None of the above
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18. Article 243ZE of the Indian Constitution talks about Committee for Metropolitan Planning (CMP). With reference to CMP, consider the following statements:
1) It shall be constituted in every Metropolitan area a Metropolitan Planning Committee to prepare a draft development plan for the Metropolitan area as a whole
2) The Chairperson of every Metropolitan Planning Committee shall forward the development plan, as recommended by such Commi ttee, to the District Planning Committee (DPC)
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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19. With reference to the Kailasa Temple of Ellora, consider the following statements:
1) It is one of the largest rock-cut ancient Buddhist temples
2) All the deities carved in this temple complex belong to Shaivaite (followers of Lord Shiva) tradition
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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20. Last Year, the Ministry of Culture commemorated "500th Anniversary of Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Coming to Vrindavan". With reference to Vrindavan, consider the following statements:
1) It is located on the banks of Yamuna River in Bihar
2) The place is considered sacred by followers of Vaishnavism
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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21. With reference to the Ratle Hydroelectric Plant, which was in news recently, consider the following statements:
1) It is a run-of-the-river hydroelectric power station currently under construction on the Jhelum River
2) It is being constructed in Himachal Pradesh 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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22. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has liberalised norms for angel funds. What is angel fund?
a) It is a money pool created by high networth individuals or companies for investing in business startups
b) It is money pool created by governments to encourage startups
c) Funds that manage the money of investors who seek private equity stakes in startup and small- to medium-sized enterprises with strong growth potential
d) None of the above
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23. With reference to debt-to-GDP ratio, consider the following statements:
1) It is the ratio of a country's public debt to its gross domestic product (GDP)
2) The higher the debt-to-GDP ratio, the less likely the country will pay back its debt and the higher its risk of default
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. Anthracene and formaldehyde are extensively used in leather tanning industries. What is common to them?
a) Both are byproducts of coal tar
b) Both are not found naturally anywhere
c) Both are organic compounds
d) None of the above
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25. Which of the following is NOT a principle enunciated under the Gujral Doctrine?
a) With neighbours like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, India does not ask for reciprocity, but gives and accommodates what it can in good faith and trust
b) No South Asian country should allow its territory to be used against the interest of another country of the region
c) All the disputes in the region must be resolved with the aid and support of major international players
d) All South Asian countries must respect each other's territorial integrity and sovereignty
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26. With reference to Lok Sabha Speaker, which of the following statements is NOT correct?
a) She is eligible for re-election
b) She is elected from among Lok Sabha members by a simple majority of members present and voting in the House
c) The Speaker can be removed from office only on a resolution of the House passed by a majority of all the then members of the House
d) On the dissolution of the Lok Sabha, unlike other members, the Speaker continues to be a member of the House till the next Speaker is elected
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27. Thiruvalluvar is a celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher whose contribution to Tamil literature, the Thirukkural, is celebrated even today. Thirukkural mainly deals with
a) Music and dance
b) Ethics and virtues
c) Caste system
d) Glory of Tamil Kings and Queens
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28. Lighting a Billion Lives (LABL) campaign is related to
a) Providing free access to health care facilities to all families
b) Providing electricity to all villages
c) Promotion of the use of solar lanterns
d) Promoting child welfare
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29. Which of the following is India's first indigenously-built ballistic missile?
a) Agni V
b) Prithvi
c) Akash
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30. With reference to Gravitational Waves, consider the following statements:
1) They travel at the speed of light
2) Their existence was predicted by Albert Einstein on the basis of his theory of general relativity
3) They always originate from dying stars
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 Only
b) 1 and 3 Only
c) 2 and 3 Only
d) 1, 2 and 3
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31. With reference to Jet Streams, consider the following statements:
1) They form where large temperature differences exist in the atmosphere.
2) Jet streams travel in the tropopause.
3) They are faster in winter
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2 Only
b) 2 and 3 Only
c) 1 and 3 Only
d) 1,2 and 3
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32. In 2014, the Central government initiated the Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojana for
a) The mission mode afforestation of forests under threat
b) Sensitizing tribals to save wildlife and share information about poaching
c) Holistic development and Welfare of the tribals
d) None of the above
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33. The Buddhist school that had given great importanceto "selfeffort" in achieving nibbana, as opposed to the idea of a saviour, is
a) Vajrayana School
b) Mahayana School
c) Shingon School
d) Theraveda School
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34. Consider the following statements regarding ICJ (International Court of Justice):
1) The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN).
2) The seat of the Court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands).
3) Of the six principal organs of the United Nations, it is the only one not located in New York 
Which of the above are correct?
a) 1, 2
b) 2, 3
c) 1, 3
d) 1, 2, 3
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35. Dhola-Sadiya Bridge links:
a) Assam and Manipur
b) Assam and Meghalaya
c) Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
d) Assam and Nagaland
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36. Which of the following are the recent changes made to the CPI index?
1) Base year is changed to 2011-12.
2) Items coverage is expanded to 809 items against 620 earlier.
3) Instead of periodic basket revisions, a permanent standing arrangement is being put in place to make sure that IIP remains representative.
a) 1, 2
b) 2, 3
c) 1, 3
d) 1, 2, 3
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37. Which of the following is the function of GST council?
a) The mechanism of GST Council would ensure harmonization on different aspects of GST between the Centre and the States as well as among States.
b) It has been specifically provided that the GST Council, in its discharge of various functions, shall be guided by the need for a harmonized structure of GST and for the development of a harmonized national market for goods and services.
c) The GST Council shall establish a mechanism to adjudicate disputes arising out of its recommendation or implementation thereof.
d) All the above.
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38. Which of the following is the first state to devise Happiness Index in India?
a) Andhra Pradesh
b) Karnataka
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Sikkim
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39. Which of the two countries proposed Asia-Africa growth Corridor?
a) India - USA
b) India -Japan
c) India -Germany
d) India- African Union
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40. The SAMPADA scheme is related to which sector?
a) Animal Husbandry
b) Food Processing
c) Defence
d) Protecting heritage Sites
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41. The term Hyperloop is related to - 
a) Internet Connection
b) Transportation
c) Satellites
d) Outer Space Navigation
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42. Consider the following statements relating to Incheon Strategy:
1) United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) adopted Incheon Strategy in 2012.
2) It is a decade action plan (2013-2022) to make societies barrier free for persons with Disabilities and to ensure their rights.
Which of the above is/are incorrect?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 1, 2
d) none
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43. Consider the following Statements regarding 3 Parent IVF techniques and identify incorrect statement:
a) Mitochondrial donation would allow IVF babies to be born with DNA from three different people.
b) The technique involves replacing DNA in an egg in order to prevent devastating inherited mitochondrial diseases.
c) Defective mDNA from a mother's egg can be replaced with healthy mDNA from a donor.
d) None of the above
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44. Recently Basavanna Jayanthi was celebrated by Government of India. Consider the following statements regarding Basvanna:
1) Basavanna was a 12th-century philosopher, statesman, Kannada poet and a social reformer
2) Basavanna spread social awareness through his poetry, popularly known as Vachanaas.
3) Basavanna rejected gender or social discrimination, superstitions and rituals.
4) He introduced new public institutions such as the Anubhava Mantapa.
Which of the above statements are correct?
a) 1, 2
b) 1, 2, 3
c) 1, 2, 3, 4
d) 2, 3
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45. Kachateevu island is the issue between which two countries?
a) India and SriLanka
b) India and Myanmar
c) India and Bangladesh
d) India and Maldives
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46. Consider the following statements regarding SAARC satellite and identify the incorrect statement:
a) The satellite is meant for providing communication and disaster support, connectivity among the countries of South Asia region.
b) The satellite will provide a significant capability to each of the participating countries in terms of DTH, certain VSAT capacity
c) Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are already on board of the mission. Afghanistan is in the process of inking the deal.
d) None of the above
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47. Which of the below statement is incorrect?
a) It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the world.
b) It is located in Andhra Pradesh State.
c) It is one of the hotspot of biodiversity in the country, and some rare, vulnerable and endangered species listed in the IUCN Red List of threatened Animals inhabit in the lagoon for at least part of their life cycle.
d) On account of its rich bio-diversity and ecological significance, Chilika was designated as the 1st "Ramsar Site" of India.
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48. Which of the following are features of Federalism?
1) Independent Judiciary 
2) Integrated Judiciary
3) Rigid Constitution 
4) Flexible Constitution
5) Written Constitution.
a) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
b) 1, 3, 5
c) 2, 4, 5
d) 1, 4, 5
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49. 'Casting Vote' of the Speaker is allowed in cases of:
a) In deciding whether a bill is money bill or not.
b) In cases of tie in the votes of the House.
c) In cases of deciding the disqualification of members.
d) In cases relating to Privileges of the House as he is the final interpreter.
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50. Consider the following Statements regarding DPSP:
1) These are refined version of Instrument of Instructions of 1935 Act that are included in Indian
Constitution.
2) These give Social, economic and Political rights to the people.
3) These are fundamental to the Governance.
4) These are non Justiciable.
Which of the above statements are correct?
a) 1, 2, 3, 4
b) 1, 2, 3
c) 2, 3, 4
d) 1, 3, 4
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