3rd February 2018, UPSC Prelims Static Syllabus / NCERT Quiz

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(1) Consider the following statements.

1. Area lying within 5 to 8 degrees latitude on either side of equator receives rainfall throughout the year.

2. High temperatures and high humidity cause convectional rainfall mostly in the afternoons near the equator.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


(2) Consider the following statements regarding Constituent Assembly.

1. Each province and princely state were to be allotted seats in proportion of their respective population.

2. The representative of princely states were nominated by British authority with consent of heads of princely states.

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

a. Only 1

b. Only 2

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Nether 1 nor 2


(3) Which of the following is/are the guiding principles of Arya Samaj

1. It was started by swami Dayananda Saraswati

2. one’s own progress should depend on uplift of all others;

3. God is the primary source of all true knowledge.

4. Dharma should be the guiding principle of all human actions.

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below

A. 1 and 4

B. 1, 2 and 3 Only

C. 1 and 3 Only

D. All


(4) Consider the following statements.

1. Aravallis is the oldest mountain in India.

2. Shivalik is the youngest among Himalaya range.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

a. Only 1

b. Only 2

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2


(5) Consider the following with regard to Article 368.

1. An amendment of the constitution can be initiated only by the introduction of a bill in either house of parliament.

2. The bill can only be introduced by a private member.

3. The bill can be passed by simple majority.

Which of the statement(s) is/are correct?

A. 1 Only
B. 2 and 3
C. 1 and 2
D. All of these


(6) Uparkot is the main feature of –

A. Bagh Cave
B. Ellora Cave

C. Junagarh Cave
D. Nashik Cave


(7) Consider the following statements.

1. Coral reefs turn Carbon dioxide in the water into a limestone shell.

2. An estuary is an example of an ecotone.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

A. Only 1
B. Only 2
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

(8) Consider the following statemen

1. It is produced from molasses, one of the by-products of Sugar industry.

2. The Government had decided its mandatory blending with petrol should be implemented across the country

The above refers to?

a. Butanol
b. Bio-diesel
c. Bio-starch
d. Ethanol


(9) Higher concentrations of nitrogen dioxide in the atmosphere can
1. Increase the rate of photosynthesis in plants

2. Cause acute respiratory diseases in children

Which of the above is/are correct?

a. 1 Only
b. 2 Only
c. Both 1 and 2
d. None


(10) After demonetization there is a fear of ‘Bank Run’
which among the following best describe the situation of ‘Bank Run’.

(a) A bank’s non-performing assets exceeds it’s ability to recover.
(b) A large number of banks leave the country after a economic showdown.
(c) When a large number of depositors ask for their deposits at the same time from banks.
(d) A bank start’s losing it’s big depositors in the time of demonetization.


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