Civil services IAS/IPS mock test 1

By | October 31, 2018

UPSC preliminary mock test 1

Question 1
Which of the following were the main objectives of the Khilafat movement?
  1. To rouse anti-British feelings among the Muslims of India
  2. To reform the Muslim society
  3. To demand separate electorates and preserve the Khilafat
  4. To save the Ottoman empire and preserve the Khilafat.
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
A
I and II
B
II and III
C
III and IV
D
I and IV
Question 2
The earnings of India from diamond export is quite high. Which one of the following factors has contributed to it?
A
Pre-independence stock-piling of diamonds in the country which are now exported
B
Large production of industrial diamonds in the country
C
Expertise available for cutting and polishing of imported diamonds which are then exported
D
As in the past, India produces huge quantity of gem diamonds which are exported
Question 3
When the Couple Protection Rate is going up
A
birth rate must necessarily fall
B
birth rate will fall only if couples are of younger age
C
death rate must necessarily fall
D
infant mortality rate must be falling
Question 4
With reference to the sub-tropical high pressure belt, consider the following statements:
  1. It is affected by Earth's rotation and descent of winds from higher altitudes.
  2. It is dynamically induced and characterized with anti-cyclonic conditions.
Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? [IAS 2009]
A
1 only
B
Both 1 and 2
C
2 only
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 5
Atmospheric pressure exerted on earth is due to:
A
Gravitational pull of the earth
B
Rotation of earth
C
Revolution of earth
D
Uneven heating of earth
Question 6
The Sea breeze blows during: [Senior Observer's Exam 1991]
A
day from land to sea
B
day from sea to land
C
night from land to sea
D
night from sea to land
Question 7
The instrument used for finding out wind-direction is:
A
anemometer
B
wind vane
C
wind gauze
D
hygrometer
Question 8
'Beaufort Scale' is used to measure:
A
air pressure
B
wind velocity
C
wind direction
D
humidity
Question 9
Lapse rate is related to the decrease of: [IFS 1998]
A
wind velocity with an ascent of 300 feet
B
humidity with an ascent of 450 feet
C
temperature at 1$^circ$F for an ascent of 330 feet
D
pressure with an ascent of 500 feet
Question 10
Which of the following constituents of the atmosphere are important from the climatic point of view? [IFS 1993]
  1. Nitrogen
  2. Oxygen
  3. Carbon dioxide
A
1 and 2
B
2 and 3
C
1, 2 and 3
D
only 3
Question 11
The Trade winds are caused by:
A
rotation of the earth
B
revolution of the earth
C
inflowing movement of air along the earth's surface towards the equator
D
none of these
Question 12
Temperature generally decreases towards the poles because: [IAS 2004]
A
Air movement is generally towards the. equator
B
Cold polar air masses prevent surface heating of the land
C
Cold surfaces do not absorb solar energy as readily as warm surfaces
D
Progressively lesser solar energy per unit area falls on the earth's surface as we move to polar regions
Question 13
What is The correct sequence of the following zonal pressure belts?
  1. Subpolar low
  2. Equatorial low
  3. Polar high
  4. Subtropical high
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
A
2, 3, 1, 4
B
1, 4, 2, 3
C
2, 4, 1, 3
D
1, 3, 2, 4
Question 14
For outstanding contribution to which one of the following fields is Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize given?
A
Literature
B
Performing Arts
C
Science
D
Social service
Question 15
In the latter half of the year 2008, which one of the following countries pulled out of commonwealth of Independent States?
A
Azerbaijan
B
Belarus
C
Georgia
D
Kazakhstan
Question 16
One of the following began with the Dandi March?
A
Home Rule Movement
B
Non-Cooperation Movement
C
Civil Disobedience Movement
D
Quit India Movement
Question 17
With which one of the following movements is the slogan ''Do or Die'' associated?
A
Swadeshi Movement
B
Non-Cooperation Movement
C
Civil Disobedience Movement
D
Quit India Movement
Question 18
Who of the following founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association?
A
Mahatma Gandhi
B
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
C
N. M. Joshi
D
J. B. Kripalani
Question 19
In the middle of the year 2008 the Parliament of which one of the following countries became the first in the world to enact a Climate Act by passing ''The Climate Change Accountability Bill''?
A
Australia
B
Canada
C
Germany
D
Japan
Question 20
Other than Venezuela, which one among the following from South America is a member of OPEC?
A
Argentina
B
Brazil
C
Ecuador
D
Bolivia
Question 21
Consider the following countries:
  1. Switzerland
  2. Malta
  3. Bulgaria
Which of the above are members of European Union?
A
1 and 2 only
B
2 and 3 only
C
1 and 3 only
D
1, 2 and 3
Question 22
In the context of the Indian freedom struggle 16th October 1905 is well known for which one of the following reasons?
A
The formal proclamation of Swadeshi Movement was made in Calcutta town hall
B
Partition of Bengal took effect
C
Dadabhai Naoroji declared that the goal of Indian National Congress was Swaraj
D
Lolananya Tilak started Swadeshi Movement in Poona
Question 23
In the ''Individual Satyagraha'', Vinoba Bhave was chosen as the first Satyagrahi. Who was the second?
A
Dr. Rajendra Prasad
B
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
C
C. Rajagopalachari
D
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Question 24
Which of the following statements about ''Dinosaurs'' is/are correct?
A
The early man was a contemporary of Dinosaurs
B
Man appeared first after the Dinosaurs became extinct
C
The Dinosaurs became extinct about six million years before the appearance of the first man on the earth
D
The Dinosaurs became extinct about 200 million years before the first man appeared on the earth
Question 25
Study the frequency of the following electromagnetic radiations and select the correct relationship ($>$ implies greater than):
  1. Infra-red
  2. Microwave
  3. Ultra-violet
A
$I > II > III$
B
$III > I > II$
C
$III > II > I $
D
$II > III > I $
Question 26
Given: Humidity-H High-A Wind Velocity-W Low-B Temperature-T The desert cooler is an appropriate cooling device for regions where
A
H-A, W-A, T-B
B
H-B, W-B, T-A
C
H-A, W-B, T-B
D
H-A, W-A, T-A
Question 27
Study the following map carefully and answer these Which of the following types of soils is indicated by the portion marked with 'A?
A
Red soil
B
Alluvial soil
C
Laborite soil
D
Black soil
Question 28
Which of the following is indicated by the portions marked with B?
A
Coal fields
B
Atomic power plants
C
Fertiliser complexes
D
Oil refineries
Question 29
Which of the following is indicated by the portions marked with $\cdot $ in the given map?
A
Iron and steel industry
B
Machine tools industry
C
Aircraft industry
D
Gold mines
Question 30
In which of the following States in India, the number of electorate is the highest?
A
Bihar
B
Uttar Pradesh
C
Karnataka
D
Rajasthan
Question 31
What is the tissue culture?
A
Preparation of fragments of the cells of organism for biochemical examination
B
Japanese culture
C
Name given to a special type of surgery
D
None of the above
Question 32
Wisdom teeth normally grow during the age of
A
34-40 years
B
12-15 years
C
17-30 years
D
40-45 years
Question 33
The Indian diplomat, who was murdered at Birmingham, was
A
R. H. Mhatre
B
P. S. Sethi
C
S. K. Bajaj
D
D. P. Arora
Question 34
According to the latest census figures sex ratio in India is
A
declining
B
stable
C
increasing
D
fluctuating
Question 35
Who among the following was associated with the suppression of Thugs?
A
General Henry Frendergast
B
Captain Sleeman
C
Alexander Burnes
D
Captain Robert Pemberton
Question 36
The Alamatti Dam is on the river
A
Godavari
B
Cauvery
C
Krishna
D
Mahanadi
Question 37
Which one of the following States of India has passed a legislation (in 1996) making the maintenance of one's parents mandatory?
A
Kerala
B
West Bengal
C
Maharashtra
D
Himachal Pradesh
Question 38
Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
List I (Events)List II (Results)
I. Morley-Minto Reforms(A) Country-wide agitation
II. Simon Commission(B) Withdrawal of a movement
III. The Chauri-Chaura incident(C) Communal Electorates
IV.The Dandi March(D) Communal outbreaks
(E) Illegal manufacture of salt
A
$I-C, II-D, III-E, IV-B $
B
$ I-D, II-A. III-B, IV-C $
C
$ I-B, II-C, III-D, IV-E $
D
$ I-C, II-A, III-B, IV-E$
Question 39
The Poona Pact which was signed between the British Government and Mahatma Gandhi in 1932 provided for
A
the creation of dominion status for India
B
separate electorates for the Muslims
C
separate electorate for the Harijans
D
joint electorate with reservation for Harijans
Question 40
Which one of the following was used as a chemical weapon in the First World War?
A
Carbon monoxide
B
Hydrogen cyanide
C
Mustard gas
D
Water gas
Question 41
Proportional representation is NOT necessary in a country where
A
there are no reserved constituencies
B
a two-party system has developed
C
the first-past-post system prevails
D
there is a fusion of Presidential and Parliamentary forms of governments
Question 42
Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
List I (Committees)List II (Chaired by)
I. Disinvestment of shares in Public Sector Enterprises(A) Rajah Chelliah
II. Industrial Sickness(B) Onkar Goswami
III. Tax Reforms(C) R.N. Malhotra
IV. Reforms in Insurance Sector(D) C. Rangarajan
A
$I-A, II-D. III-B, IV-C$
B
$I-D, II-B, III-A, IV-C$
C
$I-D, II-A, III-B, IV-C$
D
$I-A, II-C, III-D, IV-B $
Question 43
Which one of the following factors is responsible for the change in the regular direction of the ocean currents in the Indian Ocean?
A
Indian Ocean is 'half an ocean'
B
Indian Ocean has monsoon drift
C
Indian Ocean is a land-locked ocean
D
Indian Ocean has greater variation in salinity
Question 44
The average rate of increase of per capita income in 1978-79 was
A
4%
B
4.70%
C
6%
D
5.1%
Question 45
Which number will continue the following series? 27, 25, 25, 22, 23, 19, 21, 16, 19,-
A
16
B
13
C
10
D
11
Question 46
Which number will continue the following series? 3, 8, 15, 24, 35, 48, 63, 80,-
A
92
B
99
C
91
D
87
Question 47
If SYSTEM is written as SYSMET and NEARER is written as AENRER, then FRACTION will be coded as
A
Carfnoit
B
Carftion
C
Noitfrac
D
Fracnoit
Question 48
In a hydraulic device as shown in the figure how much weight should be put on the piston A to balance the level of water when a weight of 40 gm is put on the piston B?
A
10 g
B
5 g
C
20 g
D
40 g
Question 49
To check a thermometer, the boiling point of water should be recorded as shown in the figure
A
A
B
C
C
B
D
D
Question 50
The temperature of two different months May and June is given for four different towns A, B, C and D. Which figure shows maximum deviation in the temperature?
A
A
B
C
C
B
D
D
There are 50 questions to complete.

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