IAS Prelims Mock-Test 2020 – Set 38, 17 October

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1. Which of the following statement(s)is/are correct?
1. Article 148 provides for an independent office of the CAG. It is the supreme audit institution of India.
2. Articles 149-151 provides Duties & Powers, Form of Accounts of the Union and the States and Audit Reports.
3. Article 279 provides a calculation of net proceeds, etc.
4. Sixth Schedule mentions about the administration of Tribal Areas in the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1, 2 and 4
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) Only 1 and 4
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

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2. Which Indian city Kamal-ud-din, Abd-ur-Razzaq ibn Ishaq Samarqandi, a Persian Islamic Scholar, visited during the early 1440s?
(a) Calicut
(b) Surat
(c) Chennai
(d) Madurai
3. In the context of Medieval India, Manigramam and Nanadesi were:
(a) Temples
(b) Guilds
(c) Kingdoms
(d) Villages

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4. Which of the following is/are not the Directive Principles of State Policy?
1. Equal pay for equal work for men and women
2. Promote equal justice and free legal aid to the poor
3. Right to public assistance
4. Freedom of association
Choose the correct option
(a) 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 4
(c) 1 and 3
(d) Only 4
5. Consider the following statements regarding In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).
1. It is one of the more widely known types of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
2. In vitro comes from the Latin word ‘in glass.
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

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6. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Goods and Service Tax (GST)?
1. It was introduced through the 101st Constitution Amendment Act, 2017.
2. It is essentially a consumption tax and is levied at the final consumption point.
3. It has a 4-tier tax structure for all goods and services under the slabs- 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%.
Choose the correct option
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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7. Which of the following is/are the subspecies of Asian Elephant?
(a) The Indian
(b) Sumatran
(c) Sri Lankan
(d) All the above
8. Consider the following statements regarding Geneva Conventions.
1. The first Geneva Convention protects wounded and sick soldiers on land during the war.
2. The second Geneva Convention protects wounded, sick and shipwrecked military personnel at sea during the war.
3. The third Geneva Convention applies to prisoners of war.
4. The fourth Geneva Convention affords protection to civilians, including in occupied territory.
Which of the following statements given above are correct?
(a) 1, 3 and 4
(b) 1,2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

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9. Recently which variety of wheat has doubled the crop yield for farmers in Karanjkhop, a village in Maharashtra?
(a) MACP 6492
(b) MACS 6478
(c) MACS 4028
(d) MACI 4286
10. Name the characteristic climate of the Tropical Savannah Region?
(a) Rainfall in winter only
(b) A definite dry and wet season
(c) Rainfall throughout the year
(d) An extremely short dry season
Ans: 1(d), 2(a), 3(b), 4(d), 5(c), 6(c), 7(d), 8(d), 9(b), 10(b)

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