12th February 2018- UPSC Prelims Static+NCERT Quiz

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(1) With reference to antecedent rivers, consider the following statements.

1. An antecedent stream is a stream that maintains its original course and pattern despite the changes in underlying rocks
topography.2. The Peninsular rivers are good example of antecedent rivers in India.

Which of the following is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

(2) The existence of S-wave shadow zone is an evidence
of which of the following?

a. The outer case is liquid.

b. The outer case is composed of Iron and Nickel oxides.

c. The inner core is solid.

d. P wave travels faster than S waves.

(3) Consider the following about ‘Concept of Nirvana’ in Buddhism:

a. The concept of Nirvana in Buddhism is entirely different
from the Hinduism.b. Buddhism denied the concept of Moksha.c. It defines Nirvana has to getting rid of Cycle of Death and birth.d. To achieve nirvana one should follow moral code of Conduct.

A. a, b are true

B. c, d are true

C. a, b, c are true

D. All are true

(4) Consider the following statements regarding hetrotrophic animals on the basis of the availability of organic matter to them-

1. Saprophytes are those animals which live on organic compounds in solution form derived from dead plants and animals.

2. Holozonic animals are those who take their food through their mouths.

Which of the above statement is not correct?

a. Only 1

b. Only 2

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2

(5) Consider the following pairs:

Protected areas              River flowing

1. Rajaji :                       Ganga

2. Dandeli Anshi :          Kali Ganga

3. Pilihibit :                    Gomati

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

A. 1 and 2 Only

B. 3 Only

C. 1 and 3 Only

D. None

(6) Under the Second schedule, which of the following positions are entitled to the emoluments, allowances, privileges and so

a) President

b) Prime Minister

c) Governors of states

d) Chief Minister of state

Which of the following are mentioned under Second schedule?

A. a, b and c

B. b and d

C. a, c and d

D. a and c

(7) Consider the following:

1. Indirect election was introduced in India by the Act of 1892

2. The Indian Civil Service Examination was thrown open to
all by the Act of 1853

3. The Governor-General was given power to issue ordinances by the act of 1853.

4. By the Act of 1858, the powers of the Board of Control and the Court of Directors were transferred to Viceroy of India.

Codes :

A. 1 and 2 are true

B. 1, 3 and 4 are true

C. 2, 3 and 4 are true

D. 1, 2 and 3 are true

(8) Consider the following about schedules of the constitution

a) First Schedule- Only the name of the states and their territorial jurisdictions

b) Seventh schedule- Division of powers between the Union and States in terms of lists.

c) Eighth schedule- 22 languages recognized by the Constitution

d) Tenth Schedule- Only provisions related to Disqualification of the Members of Parliament.

Which of the following are not correctly matched?

a. a, b and c

b. b and c

c. a and d

d. a, b, c and d

(9) With reference to the Nuclear Command Authority (NCA), consider the following statements:

1. NCA is responsible for deciding on the deployment of nuclear
weapons in India.2. Its executive council is chaired by the Prime minister of India.

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

(10) Consider the following statements about Goods and Services Tax (GST):

1. It will replace all the indirect taxes presently levied in the country.

2. It will be administered concurrently by the Central and state

3. The GST is an origin-based regime, against the current regime which is destination-based.

Choose the incorrect option using the codes below:

(a) 1 and 2 Only

(b) 1 and 3 Only

(c) 2 and 3 Only

(d) 2 Only


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