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1. Which of the following was/were introduced into India by the English?
1. On the basis of the nature of soil and quality of crops, assessment of land revenue.
2. In warfare, use of mobile cannons.
3. Cultivation of tobacco and red chillies.
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) None of the above
2. Consider the following statements regarding the European Union.
1. It is a group of 28 countries that operate as a cohesive economic and political block.
2. The EU has often been described as a sui generis political entity.
3. The European Union’s foundations actually reach further back to 1957, when the European Economic Community was established.
Which of the following statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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3. In reference to the Modern History of India, “Objectives Resolution” was moved by:
(a) Dr, Rajendra Prasad
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Motilal Nehru
4. Recently Aenigmachanna Gollum is in news. Consider the following statements about it.
1. It belongs to an old family of fish, called dragon snakeheads.
2. It lives in underground aquifers.
3. It is assumed that they originated in the Gondwanaland which later split into the continents of Asia and Africa.
Which of the following statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 46, 28 October
5. For the election of the Vice-President, who among the following does not include in the Electoral College?
(a) Elected members of Lok Sabha
(b) Nominated members of Lok Sabha
(c) Elected members of the state legislative assemblies
(d) Elected members of Rajya Sabha
6. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Particulate Matter?
1. It is a term for a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air.
2. PM10 are inhalable particles.
3. Small particles more than 10 micrometers in diameter pose the greatest problems because they can get deep into the lungs, and some may even get into the bloodstream.
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 45, 27 October
7. Which of the following are the major business areas of New Space India Limited (NSIL)?
1. Production of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) through the industry.
2. Transfer of technology developed by ISRO centre.
3. Consultancy services.
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 44, 26 October
8. Which of the following statements is/are correct about ‘Dark Energy and Dark Matter’?
1. Dark energy attracts while Dark matter repels.
2. Dark energy shows itself only on the largest cosmic scale whereas dark matter exerts its influence on individual galaxies as well as the universe at large.
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 43, 23 October
9. Consider the following statement(s) regarding Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
1. It is the third generation launch vehicle.
2. It is the first launch vehicle which is equipped with liquid stages.
3. PSLV’s first successful launch was in October 1994.
Which of the following statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
10. Consider the following statements.
1. Natya Tarangini’is a Performing Arts Centre that was started with an idea to globally popularize Kuchipudi style of Indian classical dance.
2. It was established in 1976 by Padmabhushan Awardees Drs. Raja and Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Ans: 1(d), 2(c), 3(b), 4(d), 5(c), 6(b), 7(a), 8(b), 9(d), 10(c)

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 29 October, 2020

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1. In which state of India, Saddam Beach is located?
(a) Gujarat
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Karnataka
(d) Kerala
2. Consider the following statements:
1. In India, the entire coal industry was nationalised during 1972-73.
2. The South Asian nation depends on Coal India for more than 80 per cent of its domestic production.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(c) Neither 1 nor 2

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3. During whose Prime ministership, the ninth schedule was introduced in the Constitution of India?
(a) Indira Gandhi
(b) Jawaharlal Nehru
(c) Morarji Desai
(d) Gulzari Lal Nanda

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 45, 27 October
4. Which of the following is/are the features of Additional Tier-1 Bonds?
1. These have higher rates than tier-II bonds.
2. These bonds have no maturity date.
3. Individual investors too can hold these bonds.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
5. In context to the art and archaeological history of India, which among the following was made earliest?
(a) Rock-cut Elephant at Dhauli
(b) Varaha Image at Udayagiri
(c) Lingaraja Temple at Bhubneshwar
(d) Rock-cut Monuments at Mahabalipuram

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 44, 26 October
6. Consider the following statements.
1. World Polio Day was established by Rotary International on 24th October to celebrate the birth of Jonas Salk, who developed a vaccine against poliomyelitis..
2. On 24 February, 2012, the WHO removed India from the list of countries with active endemic wild poliovirus transmission.
3. In 2014, two years later, the South-East Asia Region of the WHO, of which India is a part, was certified as polio-free.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 1 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 43, 23 October
7. Which one of the following name the traditional system of irrigation found in cold desert is known as:
(a) Dhekli
(b) Furrow
(c) Kuhls
(d) Mothi

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 42, 22 October
8. With reference to the Indian Constitution, consider the following statements.
1. Article 121 states that no discussions shall take place in Parliament with respect to the conduct of any judge of the Supreme Court or of a High Court in the discharge of his duties except upon a motion for the removal of the judge.
2. Article 211 says that no discussion shall take place in the legislature of a state with respect to the conduct of any judge of the Supreme Court or of a High Court in the discharge of his duties.
Which of the following statement(s)given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 41, 21 October
9. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information System (INCOIS)?
1. INCOIS was established in 1999 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
2. INCOIS is the nodal agency to provide tsunami advisories to India.
3. INCOIS has also partnered with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and NASA.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
10. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?
1. Dampa Tiger Reserve: Mizoram
2. Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary: Sikkim
3. Saramati Peak: Nagaland
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans: 1(d), 2(c), 3(b), 4(d), 5(a), 6(a), 7(c), 8(c), 9(b), 10(b)

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 28 October, 2020

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1. Thottavariyam, Panchavariyam, Ponvariyam and Erivaryam in ancient India were:
(a) Titles of different functions of village administration.
(b) Land Revenue officers
(c) During ancient times, names of different varnas.
(d) Military officer’s titles
2. Which of the following country recently hosted the first-ever Ministerial Meeting of the G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group (ACWG)?
(a) Turkey
(b)The Republic of Korea
(c) India
(d) Saudi Arabia

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3. Consider the following statements regarding the Monoclonal Antibodies.
1. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are produced by clones derived from a single parent cell.
2. They are made by cloning a unique white blood cell.
3. mAbs have monovalent affinity, it binds only to the same epitope.
Which of the following statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
4. Which of the following is/are the other names of Himalayan brown bears?
1. Himalayan red bear
2. Isabelline bear
3. Dzu-Teh
Choose the correct option
(a) Only 1
(b) Both 1 and 3
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 44, 26 October
5. Residuary powers in the federation established by the Government of India Act 1935 were given to the:
(a) Provincial Legislature
(b) Federal Legislature
(c) Governor-General
(d) Provincial Executives
6. Consider the statements regarding Ropeway Project.
1. Recently, it was launched by the PM Narendra Modi on Mount Girnar in Junagadh city.
2. It is being touted as the longest temple ropeway in Asia.
3. It has been developed by the Usha Breco Limited.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 1
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 43, 23 October
7. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Independent External Monitors (IEMs)?
1. IEM reviews independently and objectively, whether and to what extent parties have complied with their obligations under the pact.
2. They may submit a report to the chief executive of the organisation concerned or directly to the CVO and the CVC if they find serious irregularities attracting the Prevention of Corruption Act provisions.
Choose the correct option
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
8. In context to colonial rule in India, who introduced the Sunset Law?
(a) Warren Hastings
(b) Arthur Wellesley
(c) William Jones
(d) Charles Cornwallis

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 42, 22 October
9. Name the National Park that lies completely in the temperate alpine zone?
(a) Vatnajokull National Park
(b) Namdapha National Park
(c) Valley of Flowers National Park
(d) Manuel Antonio National Park
10. Consider the following statements regarding the Gyan Circle Ventures?
1. They are Technology Business Incubators (TBI).
2. Funded by the Ministry of Information Technology (MeitY).
3. Led by the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City (Chittoor), Andhra Pradesh.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3
Ans: 1(a), 2(d), 3(d), 4(d), 5(c), 6(d), 7(c), 8(d), 9(c), 10(c)

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 27 October, 2020

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UPSC Prelims Syllabus 2021: General Studies and CSAT for CSE

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1. Consider the following statements regarding the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC).
1. It is an Independent Body and is only responsible to the Parliament.
2. It was set up by the Government in February, 1964 on the recommendations of the Committee on Prevention of Corruption, headed by K. Santhanam.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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2. Which of the following are designated as Ramsar Sites recently making them ‘Wetlands of International Importance’?
(a) Kabartal Wetland (Bihar)
(b) Asan Conservation Reserve (Uttarakhand)
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) Neither (a) nor (b)
3. In the context to the history of philosophical thought in India, which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Sankhya School?
1. Sankhya does not accept the theory of rebirth or transmigration of the soul.
2. Sankhya holds that it is the self-knowledge that leads to liberation and not any exterior influence or agent.
Choose the correct answer
(a)Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 43, 23 October
4. Consider the following statements regarding India’s first seaplane.
1. Seaplane is a fixed-wing aeroplane designed for taking off and landing on sea only.
2. There are three main types of seaplanes: flying boats, hull seaplanes and floatplanes.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
5. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about “Devadasis System” which was an undesired and unhealthy practice of forcing girls to be as Devadasis?
1. It is a religious practice in which parents marry a daughter to a deity or a temple.
2. Usually, the marriage occurs after the girl reaches puberty.
Choose the correct answer
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 42, 22 October
6. Which of the following rivers flow/flows through Arunachal Pradesh?
1. Barak
2. Lohit
3. Subansiri
(a) Only 1
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
7. Which of the following scheme of the government was/were aligned with World Food Day’s 2020 theme to grow, nourish and sustain together?
1. Indira Rasoi Yojana
2. Antyodaya Anna Yojana
3. Sampada Yojana
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 1
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 41, 21 October
8. Which of the following country will remain in FATF’s grey list till February 2021?
(a) Iran
(b) Pakistan
(c) Iraq
(d) None of the above
9. Which country has first time launched Flash Flood Guidance Services?
(a) Nepal
(b) Srilanka
(c) Bangladesh
(d) India

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 40, 20 October
10. In which of the following regions in India, Tank irrigation is more common?
(a) Arid and Semi-Arid region having scanty rainfall.
(b) Rocky plateau region having uneven and highly seasonal rainfall,
(c) Coastal regions with regular rainfall.
(d) Regions having the presence of perennial rivers and plenty of rainfall.
Ans: 1(c), 2(c), 3(b), 4(d), 5(a), 6(c), 7(b), 8(b), 9(d),10(b)

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 26 October, 2020

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1. The “Sthanakvasi” sect with reference to the religious practices in India belongs to:
(a) Vaishnavism
(b) Buddhism
(c) Shaivism
(d) Jainism

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2. According to the State of Global Air 2020, which of the following countries are among the top ten countries with the highest PM2.5 exposures in 2019?
1. India
2. Bangladesh
3. Pakistan
4. Nepal
Choose the correct option
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
3. Consider the following statements regarding the Cost Inflation Index.
1. It is used to estimate the increase in the prices of goods and assets quarterly due to inflation.
2. It is calculated to match the prices to the inflation rate.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 42, 22 October
4. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the history of Indian rock-cut architecture?
1. The oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India is at Badami.
2. Emperor Chandragupta Maurya originally made the Barabar rock-cut caves for Ajivikas.
3. At Ellora, caves were made for different faiths.
Choose the correct answer.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
5. Consider the following statements regarding District Development Councils (DDC).
1. The term of the DDC will be three years.
2. The council will hold at least four “general meetings” in a year, one in each quarter.
3. The Additional District Development Commissioner (or the Additional DC) of the district shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the District Development Council
4. The members of DDC will be directly elected by voters in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 2 and 3
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 1 and 4
(d) 2, 3 and 4

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 41, 21 October
6. According to the Indian Constitution Article, which safeguards one’s right to marry the person of one’s choice?
(a) Article 18
(b) Article 19
(c) Article 21
(d) Article 25
7. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Production-linked incentive (PLI) Scheme?
1. The scheme is announced by the government for mobile phones and medical equipments only.
2. Notified on April 1 as a part of the National Policy on Electronics.
Choose the correct answer.
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 40, 20 October
8. In which of the following state of India, India’s first seaplane service will start?
(a) Kerala
(b) Gujarat
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Maharashtra

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 39, 19 October
9. Consider the following statements regarding the OSIRIS-REx mission of NASA.
1. It is NASA’s first mission meant to return a sample from the ancient asteroid.
2. OSIRIS-Rex stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer.
3. Recently, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft briefly touched asteroid Bennu.
Which of the following statements given above are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 2
10. Which of the following Missiles developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP)?
1. Prithvi
2. Agni
3. Trishul
4. Nag
5. Akash
Choose the correct answer
(a) 1, 3 and 4
(b) 1, 4 and 5
(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Ans: 1(d), 2(d), 3(b), 4(c), 5(a), 6(c), 7(b), 8(b), 9(a), 10(d)

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 23 October, 2020

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1. Under which categories recently, the Law Commission in its 255th Report has also made several recommendations on electoral reforms?
1. Limits on political contribution and party candidate expenditure.
2. Disclosure norms and requirements.
3. State funding of elections.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) Only 1
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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2. Recently, which State of India formally rejected the Central government’s three Farm Acts?
(a) Haryana
(b) Punjab
(c) Kerala
(d) West Bengal
3. In the Maratha infantry, the lowest rank was:
(a) Zumladar
(b) Nayak
(c) Hawaldar
(d) Patnaik

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 41, 21 October
4. Consider the following statements regarding Dhrupad, a major tradition of Indian culture.
1. It is the most ancient style of Hindustani classical music that has survived until today in its original form.
2. The word Dhrupad is derived from DHRUVA the steadfast evening star that moves through our galaxy and PADA meaning poetry.
3. It is a form of devotional music that traces its origin to the ancient text of Athar Veda.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) Only 3
(d) 1 and 3
5. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project?
1. It is a multi-purpose irrigation project, on the Godavari River in Telangana.
2. It was initiated in 2015.
3. Originally called Dr. B R Ambedkar Pranahita Chevella Sujala Sravanthi Project
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 40, 20 October
6. Name the reason when the annual Union Budget is not passed by the Lok Sabha?
(a) For suggestions, the Budget is referred to the Rajya Sabha.
(b) The Prime Minister submits the resignation of the Council of Ministers.
(c) The Budget is modified and presented again.
(d) The Union Finance Minister is asked to resign.
7. Consider the following statements.
1. Cybercrimes in India caused a Rs 1.25 trillion loss in 2019.
2. A scheme for the establishment of Indian Cyber Crime Cooperatives Centre (I4C) has been established to handle issues related to cybercrime in the country.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 39, 19 October
8. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the Demchok sector?
1. It is a disputed region situated near the confluence of the Charding Nullah and Indus River.
2. The area centered on the villages of Demchok, Ladakh and Demqog, Ngari Prefecture.
Choose the correct option
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 38, 17 October
9. Consider the following statements regarding the Delimitation Commission.
1. The Delimitation Commission orders cannot be called in question before any court.
2. The Delimitation Commission is appointed by the President of India and works in collaboration with the Election Commission of India.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 36, 15 October
10. Which of the following are the objectives of the Kisan Credit Card (KCC)?
1. Post-harvest expenses
2. Consumption requirements of farmer household.
3. Capital for maintenance of farm assets.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans: 1(d), 2(b), 3(c), 4(a), 5(b), 6(b), 7(a), 8(c), 9(c), 10(d)

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 22 October, 2020

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1. Who of the following founded the Workers & Peasant Party (WPP) in 1927 at Bombay?
(a) S.S Mirajkar
(b) K.N Juglekar
(c) S.V Ghate
(d) All the above

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2. Consider the following statements regarding the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC).
1. It was set up under an Act of Parliament in 1963.
2. It functions under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
3. What is the difference between “vote on account” and “interim budget”?
1. A “vote on account” only deals with the expenditure in Government’s budget, while an “interim budget” includes both expenditure and receipts.
2. The provision of a “vote-on-account” is used by a regular Government, while an “interim budget” is a provision used by a caretaker Government.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 40, 20 October
4. In which of the following kingdom, building ‘Kalyana Mandapas’ was a notable feature in the temple construction?
(a) Rashtrakuta
(b) Chalukya
(c) Vijayanagara
(d) Chandela
5. Consider the following statements regarding the Blue Flag Programme.
1. The Blue Flag Programme is run by the international, non-governmental, non-profit organisation FEE (the Foundation for Environmental Education).
2. In 1983, it was started in France.
3. The Programme is for beaches and Marinas.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 39, 19 October
6. The campaign named ’10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute’ is related to:
1. Anti-dengue
2. Anti-malaria
3. Anti-HIV
4. Anti-virus
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 and 3
(b) Only 1
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) Only 2
7. Which of the following historical places is/are also known for mural paintings?
1. Ajanta Caves
2. Lepakshi Temple
3. Sanchi Stupa
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 1
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 38, 17 October
8. Consider the following statements regarding the Zoological Survey of India.
1. It is a subordinate organisation of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
2. It was established in 1918.
3. It has its headquarters at Kolkata and 16 regional stations located in different geographic locations of the country.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 2
(c) 2 and 3
(d) Only 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 37, 16 October
9. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about currency chest?
1. To facilitate the distribution of banknotes and rupee coins, the Reserve Bank has authorised select scheduled banks to establish currency chests.
2. These are storehouses where banknotes and rupee coins are stocked on behalf of the Reserve Bank for distribution to bank branches in their area of operation.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 36, 15 October
10. What does “I promise to pay” clause on banknotes means?
1. As per Section 26 of Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, the Bank is liable to pay the value of the banknote.
2. This is payable on demand by RBI, being the issuer.
3. I also denote the obligation on the part of the Bank towards the holder of the banknote.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Ans: 1(d), 2(c), 3(a), 4(c), 5(b), 6(b), 7(a), 8(b), 9(c), 10(d)

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1. Consider the following statements.
1. India is the 2nd largest cotton producer and the largest consumer of cotton in the world.
2. India produces about 6.00 million tons of cotton every year which is about 23% of the world cotton.
3. India produces about 51% of the total organic cotton production of the world.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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2. Which Mughal ruler had started the system of du-aspah sih-aspah?
(a) Aurangzeb
(b) Humayun
(c) Jahangir
(d) Akbar
3.  Which one of the following is not a fundamental duty, under the Constitution of India?
(a) To vote in public elections
(b) To develop the scientific temper
(c) To safeguard public property
(d) To abide by me Constitution and respect its ideals

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 39, 19 October
4. Consider the following statements regarding Sadhna Pass.
1. It is previously known as Nastachun pass which is a mountain pass in Jammu and Kashmir.
2. It connects Karnah tehsil of Kupwara district with the rest of the Indian administrated Kashmir valley.
3. It is located in the vast Shams Bri mountainous range.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 3
(c) Only 1
(d) 1 and 2
5. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about SLINEX 20?
1. It is a series of naval exercises between the Indian Navy and the Sri Lanka Navy.
2. The first SLINEX took place in 2003.
3. The latest edition will be held off Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) Only 1
(d) 2 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 38, 17 October
6. In which state of India, ‘Ghar Tak Fibre’ Scheme has been recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Bihar
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Uttar Pradesh
7. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Brahmos?
1. It is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation of India (DRDO) and the NPOM of Russia.
2. Brahmos is named on the rivers Brahmaputra (India) and Moskva (Russia).
3. It is a supersonic missile travelling at a speed of Mach 2.8.
Choose the correct option.
(a) Only 1
(b) Both 1 and 2
(c) Both 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 37, 16 October
8. What was the name given to the royal bodyguards of the emperor during the Mughal period?
(a) Banduqchi
(b) Sowars
(c) Baraq-andaz
(d) Wala-Shuhis

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 36, 15 October
9. Recently, the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) brought a study on skinks which is titled as Skinks of India. Here, Skinks represent:
(a) Parrot
(b) Lizard
(c) Blue-Whale
(d) Bacteria
10. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about ‘Murder Hornets’?
1. It is native to East Asia and Japan.
2. These predators are infamous for ruthlessly ripping apart honeybees and decimating their hives.
3. They also pose a threat to human beings. Their potent stingers deliver venom.
Chosse the correct option
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 2 and 3
Ans: 1(d), 2(c), 3(a), 4(a), 5(a), 6(b), 7(d), 8(d), 9(b), 10(a)

Daily Gist of ‘The Hindu’, ‘PIB’, ‘Indian Express’ and Other Newspapers: 20 October, 2020

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1. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the division of ranks under the Mansabdari system?
1. Into two the ranks were divided namely zat and sawar.
2. Zan means personal which fixed the personal status of a person and salary due to him.
3. The rank of sawar indicated the number of cavalrymen.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 and 2
(b) Only 1
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3

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2. Consider the following statements regarding Zojila tunnel.
1. It will connect Srinagar, Dras, Kargil and Leh.
2. It is set to be Asia’s longest bi-directional tunnel.
3. It is located at more than 11,500 feet above sea level.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) Only 2
(c) 1and 3
(d) 2 and 3
3. Which of the following statements(s) is/are correct about Open Market Operation (OMO)?
1. It is the sale and purchase of government securities and treasury bills by RBI or the central bank of the country.
2. It is one of the quantitative monetary policy tools.
Choose the correct option
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 38, 17 October
4. Which of the following Indian States have the following characteristics as mentioned below:
1. The central part of the state produces cotton.
2. The northern part of the state is arid and semi-arid.
3. The cultivation of cash crops is predominant over food crops.
Choose the correct option
(a) Gujarat
(b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra
5. What is India’s rank in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020.
(a) 107
(b) 100
(c) 97
(d) 94

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 37, 16 October
6. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about Nitrous Oxide (N2O)?
1. It is a greenhouse gas (GHG) 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide (Co2).
2. It has third-highest concentration after Carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere of Earth among GHGs responsible for global warming.
3. It can live in the atmosphere for up to 125 years.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) Only 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 36, 15 October
7. With which of the following ruler, Rana Sanga in the war of Khanwa fought battle?
(a) Humayun
(b) Babur
(c) Jahangir
(d) Akbar
8. Consider the following statements regarding Jal Jeevan Mission
1. It envisages the supply of 65 litres of water per person per day to every rural household.
2. The mission will be able to provide a supply of water through Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTC) by 2024.
Which of the following statement(s) give above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 35, 14 October
9. Consider the following statements regarding the National Emergency.
1. The President can declare a national emergency even before the actual occurrence of war or armed rebellion or external aggression.
2. When National Emergency is declared on the grounds of ‘armed rebellion’, it is known as ‘Internal Emergency’.
Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
10. In which state of India, the Lai Haraoba festival is celebrated?
(a) Nagaland
(b) Sikkim
(c) Mizoram
(d) Tripura
Ans: 1(c), 2(a), 3(c), 4(a), 5(d), 6(c), 7(b), 8(b), 9(c), 10(d)

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1. In which of the following regions, the Visvesvaraya award recognises the countries with a maximum floating solar capacity?
1. Asia Pacific Region
2. Africa Region
3. Europe
4. Latin America and Caribbean Region
Choose the correct option
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 3 and 4

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2. Consider the following statements about eVIN.
1. eVIN stands for Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network.
2. It is an innovative technological solution.
3. This is being implemented under the National Health Mission (NHM) by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
3. Name the place which is famous for the Indian Army who fought to the ‘last man, last round’ on 18 November, 1962.
(a) Rezang La (Chushul)
(b) Duqm Port
(c) Changru near Kalapani
(d) Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 35, 14 October
4. Designations ‘Mahattara’ and Pattakila’ in medieval history were used for
(a) village headmen
(b) chiefs of craft guilds
(c) military officers
(d) specialists in Vedic rituals
5. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct about the International Solar Alliance (ISA)?
1. It is an Indian initiative launched by the Prime Minister of India and the President of France.
2. It was launched on 30 November 2018 in Paris, France.
3. Till now 87 countries have signed the Framework Agreement of the ISA and Nicaragua, a Central African Country is the 87th and the latest country to sign the agreement.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) Only 1
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 34, 12 October
6. In context with the Vijayanagar Art and Culture, what does Kalayanmandapas mean?
(a) A residential place for nobles
(b) A Marriage hall within the temple complex
(c) A name of God
(d) A room for meeting the purpose of royals
7.Consider the following statements regarding the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).
1. It was established in 2007.
2. Its headquarter is at Geneva, Switzerland.
3. The UNHRC has 47 members elected for staggered three-year terms on a regional group basis from 5 groups.
4. The UNHRC holds regular sessions three times a year, in March, June, and September.
Which of the following statements given above are correct?
(a) 1,2 and 3
(b) 1, 3 and 4
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) 2 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 33, 8 October
8. Earthshot Prize is centred around some Earthshot challenges. Select those challenges.
1. Protect and restore nature.
2. Clean our air.
3. Revive our oceans.
4. Build a waste-free world.
5. Fix our climate.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1,2 and 4
(b) 2, 4 and 5
(c) 1, 3, 4 and 5
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
9. Consider the following statements regarding Murder hornet.
1. They are native to East Asia and Japan
2. These predators are infamous for ruthlessly ripping apart honeybees and decimating their hives.
3. They also pose a threat to human beings. Their potent stingers deliver venom.
Which of the following statements given above are correct?
(a) 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3

IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 32, 7 October
10. With which one of the following, the money multiplier in an economy increases?
(a) Increase in population of the country
(b) Increase in banking habit of the population
(c) Increase in the cash reserve ratio
(d) None of the above

Ans: 1(a), 2(d), 3(a), 4(a), 5(d), 6(b), 7(c), 8(d), 9(d), 10(b)

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UPSC Prelims Syllabus 2021: General Studies and CSAT for CSE