Civil services IAS/IPS mock test 2

By | November 2, 2018

UPSC preliminary mock test 2

Question 1
In the given figure, area of the shaded square is A. All the horizontal and vertical lines meet at 90$^\circ$. All horizontal lines are of equal length. What is the area of the whole figure?
A
$13 A $
B
$12 A$
C
$24 A$
D
13 $A^2$
Question 2
How many nuclear power plants are there in India now?
A
22
B
7
C
9
D
13
Question 3
What is the main objective of the Rural Development Programme?
A
To provide roads in the rural areas
B
To meet the growing and complex needs of rural people
C
To assist the poorest among the poor in rural areas in employment
D
To bring about overall development of rural India covering resources and cultural and economic aspects of the community life
Question 4
Consider the following statements with reference to the Periodic Table of chemical elements:
  1. lonisation potential gradually decreases along a period.
  2. In a group of elements, electron affinity decreases as the atomic weight increases.
  3. In a given period, electronegativity decreases as the atomic number increases.
Which of these statement(s) is/are correct?
A
I only
B
II only
C
I and III
D
II and III
Question 5
Quartizite is metamorphosed from
A
Limestone
B
Obsidian
C
Sandstone
D
Shale
Question 6
Which of the following cell organelles play the most significant role in protein synthesis?
A
Lysosome and Centrosome
B
Endoplasmic reticulum and Ribosome
C
Golgi apparatus and Mitochondria
D
Lysosome and Mitochondria
Question 7
Assertion (A): Scientists can cut apart and paste together DNA molecules at will, regardless of the source of the molecules. Reason (R): DNA fragments can be manipulated using restriction endonucleases and DNA ligases.
A
Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A
B
Both A and R are individually true but R is NOT a correct explanation of A
C
A is true but R is false
D
A is fasle but R is true
Question 8
The cellular and molecular control of programmed cell death is known as
A
Apoptosis
B
Ageing
C
Degeneration
D
Necrosis
Question 9
Which organelle in the cell, other than nucleus, contains DNA?
A
Centriole
B
Golgi apparatus
C
Lysosome
D
Mitochondrion
Question 10
Epiphytes are plants which depend on other plants for
A
food
B
mechanical support
C
shade
D
water
Question 11
Antigen is a substance which
A
destroys harmful bacteria
B
is used to treat poisoning
C
lowers body temperature
D
stimulates formation of antibody
Question 12
Which of the following features of DNA makes in uniquely suited to store and transmit genetic information from generation to generation?
A
Complementarity of the two stands
B
Double helix
C
Number of base pairs per turn
D
Sugarphosphate backbone
Question 13
The American multinational company, Monsanto has produced an insect resistant cotton variety that is undergoing field trials in India. A toxin gene from which ONE of the following bacteria has been transferred to this transgenic cotton?
A
Bacillus subtilis
B
Bacillus thurigiensis
C
Bacillus amyloliquifanciens
D
Bacillus globlii
Question 14
Who was the President of the Constituent Assembly?
A
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
B
Dr. Rajendra Prasad
C
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
D
C. Rajagopalachari
Question 15
The demand for the Constituent Assembly was put forward by the Indian National Congress in 1936 at its session held at:
A
Kanpur
B
Bombay
C
Lucknow
D
Lahore
Question 16
The Constituent Assembly arrived at decisions on the various provisions of the Constitution:
A
by a majority vote
B
by a two-thirds majority
C
by consensus
D
unanimously
Question 17
The most profound influence on the drafting of the Indian Constitution was exercised by the
A
U.S. Constitution
B
British Constitution
C
Government of India Act, 1935
D
French ideals of Liberty and Fraternity
Question 18
Match the following:
Committees of Constituent AssemblyChairmen
A. Drafting Committee1. Vallabhbhai Patel
B. Committee on Fundamental and Minority Rights2. Jawaharlal Nehru
C. Union Constitution Committee3. Kanhiyalal Munshi
D. Working Committee4. B.R. Ambedkar
A
$A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4$
B
$ A-4, B-2, C-1, D-3$
C
$A-4, B-1, C-3, D-2$
D
$A-4, B-1, C-2, D-3$
Question 19
Which one of the following statements is correct? [IAS 2004]
A
The Constituent Assembly of India was elected by the Provincial Assemblies in the year 1946
B
Jawaharlal Nehru; M.A. Jinnah and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel were members of the Constituent Assembly of India
C
The First Session of the Constituent Assembly of India was held in January, 1947
D
The Constitution of India was adopted on 26th January, 1950
Question 20
Match the following:
List-IList-II
A. July 22, 19471. Adoption of National Song by the Constituent Assembly
B. January 24, 19502. Adoption of National Emblem by the Government
C. January 26, 19503. Adoption of National Calendar by the Government
D. March 22, 19574. Adoption of National Flag by the Constituent Assembly
A
$A-4, B-1, C-2, D-3$
B
$A-3, B-1, C-2, D-4$
C
$A-4, B-2, C-1, D-3$
D
$ A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4$
Question 21
Which of the following is/are correctly matched?
  1. India's National Song-Vande Mataram
  2. India s National Flower-Rose
  3. India's National Animal-Tiger
  4. India's National Bird-Eagle
A
I and IV
B
I, II and III
C
II, III and IV
D
I and III
Question 22
The design of the National Flag was adopted by the Constitutent Assembly of India in:
A
July, 1948
B
July, 1950
C
July, 1947
D
August, 1947
Question 23
Which of the following are the principal features of Government of India Act, 1919?
  1. Introduction of dyarchy in the executive government of the provinces.
  2. Introduction of separate communal electorate for Muslims.
  3. Devolution of legislative authority by the Centre to the Provinces.
  4. Expansion and reconstitution of Central and Provincial Legislatures.
A
1, 2 and 3
B
1, 2 and 4
C
2, 3 and 4
D
1, 3 and 4
Question 24
Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the Lists:
List-IList-II
I. Surat Split(A) 1929
II. Communal Award(B) 1928
III. All-Party Convention(C) 1932
IV Poorna Swaraj Resolution(D) 1907
(E) 1905
A
$I-D, II-C, III-A, IV-E $
B
$I-D, II-C, III-B, IV-A$
C
$ I-B, II-E, III-D, IV-A $
D
$ I-A, II-D, III-E, IV-C $
Question 25
Consider the map given below: The predominant languages spoken in the areas marked A, B, C and D are respectively
A
Brajbhasha, Bhojpuri, Maithili and Awadhi
B
Awadhi, Maithili, Bhojpuri and Brajbhasha
C
Brajbhasha, Awadhi, Bhojpuri and Maithili
D
Maithili, Bhojpuri, Brajbhasha and Awadhi
Question 26
The canal-carrying capacity of Farakka is
A
75, 000 cusecs
B
70, 000 cusecs
C
40, 000 cusecs
D
35, 000 cusecs
Question 27
The Prime Minister of which one of the following countries is chosen by the ruling prince from a slate of three candidates put up to him by the President of France?
A
San Marius
B
Liechtenstein
C
Malta
D
Monaco
Question 28
One of the important agreements reached in the 1996 Ministerial Conference of WTO relates to
A
Commerce in Information Technology
B
Multilateral Agreement on Investment
C
Multi-fibre Agreement
D
Exchange of Technical Personnel
Question 29
Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
List-IList-II
I. Chittagong Armoury raid(A) Lala Hardayal
II. Kakori Conspiracy(B) Jatin Das
III. Lahore Conspiracy(C) Surya Sen
IV. Ghadr Party(D) Ram Prasad Bismil
(E) Vasudeo Phadke
A
$I-C, II-D, III-A, IV-E $
B
$ I-D, II-C. III-B, IV-E $
C
$I-C, II-D, III-B, IV-A $
D
$ I-B, II-D, III-C, IV-A$
Question 30
Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
A
Teak: Jammu and Kashmir
B
Deodar: Madhya Pradesh
C
Sandalwood: Kerala
D
Sundari: West Bengal
Question 31
Consider the map given below: The places marked A, B, C and D in the map are respectively
A
Rift valley region, Chattisgarh plain, Rain shadow region and Chotanagpur plateau
B
Chattisgarh plain, Chotanagpur plateau, Rift valley region and Rain shadow region
C
Rift valley region, Chattisgarh plain, Chotanagpur plateau and Rain shadow region
D
Chattisgarh plain, Rain shadow region, Chotanagpur plateau and Rift valley region
Question 32
Match List I with List II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below the lists:
List I (Crops)List II (Geographical conditions)
I. Barley(A) Hot and dry climate with poor soil
II. Rice(B) Cool climate with poorer soil
III. Millets(C) Warm and moist climate with high altitude
IV. Tea(D) Hot and moist climate with rich soil
A
$I-B, II-D, III-A, IV-C$
B
$I-C, II-D, III-A, IV-B $
C
$ I-B, II-A, III-D, IV-C$
D
$I-C, II-B, III-D, IV-A $
Question 33
The world's fastest computer has been able to perform
A
$10^6$ operations per second
B
$10^9$ operations per second
C
1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 operations per second
D
$10^{15}$ operations per second
Question 34
Consider the following statements: The Cripps Proposals include the provision for
  1. Full independence for India
  2. Creation of Constitution making body.
Which of the statements given above is are correct?
A
1 only
B
2 only
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 35
During the freedom struggle, Aruna Asaf AIi was a major woman organizer of underground activity in:
A
Civil Disobedience Movement
B
Non-Cooperation Movement
C
Quit India Movement
D
Swadeshi Movement
Question 36
Who of the following is the author of a collection of  poems called  ''Golden Threshold''?
A
Aruna Asaf Ali
B
Annie Besant
C
Sarojini Naidu
D
Vijayalaksmi Pandit
Question 37
Mahamastakabhisheka, a great religious event, is associated with and done for whom of the following?
A
Bahubali
B
Buddha
C
Mahavir
D
Nataraja
Question 38
Six persons A, B, C, D, E and F are standing in a row. C and D are standing close to each other alongside E. B is standing beside A only A is fourth from F. Who are standing on the extremes?
A
A and F
B
B and D
C
B and F
D
None of the above
Question 39
A person has 4 coins each of different denomination. What is the number of different sums of money the person can form (using one or more coins at a time)?
A
16
B
15
C
12
D
11
Question 40
How many numbers lie between 300 and 500 in which 4 comes only one time?
A
99
B
100
C
110
D
120
Question 41
How many letter of the English alphabet (capitals) appear same when looked at in a mirror?
A
9
B
10
C
11
D
12
Question 42
Where is the famous Virupaksha temple located?
A
Bhadrachalam
B
Chidambaram
C
Hampi
D
Srikalahasti
Question 43
In which State is the Buddhist site Tabo Monastery located?
A
Arunachal Pradesh
B
Himachal Pradesh
C
Sikkim
D
Uttarakhand
Question 44
Under which Article of the Indian Constitution did the President make a reference to the Supreme Court to seek the Court's opinion on the Constitutional validity of the Election Commission's decision on deferring the Gujarat Assembly elections (in the year 2002)?
A
Article 142
B
Article 143
C
Article 144
D
Article 145
Question 45
Consider the following statements:
  1. India launched its first fullfledged meteorological satellite (METSAT) in September 200
  2. For the first time, the space vehicle PSLVC4 carried a payload of more than 1000 kg into a geosynchronous orbit.
Which of these statements is/are correct?
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 46
Nanda Devi peak forms a part of
A
Assam Himalayas
B
Kumaon Himalayas
C
Nepal Himalayas
D
Punjab Himalayas
Question 47
Consider the following statements
  1. India is the original home of the cotton plant.
  2. India is the first country in the world to develop hybrid cotton variety leading to increased production.
Which of these statements is/are correct?
A
Only 1
B
Only 2
C
Both 1 and 2
D
Neither 1 nor 2
Question 48
Who is the author of book 'New Dimensions of India's Foreign Policy'?
A
A B Vajpayee
B
Jaswant Singh
C
P C Alexander
D
Yashwant Sinha
Question 49
How did the Mughal Emperor Jahandar Shah's reign come to an early end?
A
He was deposed by his wazir
B
He died due to a slip while climbing down steps
C
He was defeated by his nephew in a battle
D
He died of sickness due to too much consumption of wine
Question 50
In India, among the following locations, the Dutch established their earliest factory at
A
Surat
B
Pulicat
C
Cochin
D
Cassimbazar
There are 50 questions to complete.

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