17th February- UPSC Prelims Static+NCERT Syllabus Quiz

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Daily UPSC Prelims Current Affairs Quiz, Solve it here: https://goo.gl/1Ta2pj


(1) Consider the following statements:

1. Higher the temperature of air, lower the humidity capacity.

2. Humidity capacity increases from Equator to Poles.

Which of the above statement is incorrect?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 and 2


(2) Following ancient university does associate with Buddhism:

1. Pushpagiri University

2. Nalanda University

3. Taxasila University

4. Vikramasila University

a. 1, 2 and 4

b. 1, 2 and 3

c. All

d. None


(3) Consider the following statements :

1. The western coast is narrow in middle and gets broader in north and south.

2. The eastern coastal plains is emergent coastal plains and it is broader than the western counterpart.

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


(4) Consider the following:

1. Lord Cornwallis was called the “Father of Indian Civil Service”

2. Lord Rippon had lowered the age limit for Indians for the ICS from 21 year to 18.

3. Lord Lyton had uppered the age limit for Indians for the ICS from 18 year to 21.

4. Satyendranath was the first Indian Civil Service officer in 1863.

Codes :

a. 1, 2 are true

b. 1, 4 are true

c. 1, 2 and 3 are true

d. All are true


(5) The provision for election of the President
and its manner can be amended by?

A. Simple Majority of the Parliament

B. Special Majority of the Parliament

C. Special Majority of the Parliament and consent of the states

D. It cannot be amended at all


(6) Consider the following pairs:

1. Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary : Uttar Pradesh

2. Kalesar NP : Haryana

3. Daphla hills : Assam

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

A. 1 Only

B. 2 and 3 Only

C. 1 and 2 Only

D. 1, 2 and 3


(7) What among these shall be considered part of the state as per the definition of state under article 12?

a) Private bodies not working as an instrument of state.

b) Municipalities, Panchayats.

c) District boards, improvement trusts

d) Statutory and not statutory authorities like SAIL, ONGC, and LIC etc.

Which of the following are correct?

A. a, b and c

B. b and c

C. b, c and d

D. a, b, c and d


(8) With reference to the transpiration, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Transpiration is the evaporation of water into the atmosphere from the leaves.

2. The rate of transpiration increases with increasing humidity.

3. The rate of transpiration decreases with decreasing light intensity.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 1 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. 1, 2 and 3


(9) Concave mirror is used in which of the following?

1. Shaving mirror

2. Rear view mirror of a car

3. Periscope

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 1 Only

b. 2 and 3 Only

c. 1 and 3 Only

d. 1, 2 and 3


(10) With reference to the Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) method, consider the following statements:

1. It begins with the budget from the new period.

2. Under this method, every activity needs to be justified.

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


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