UPSC Prelims STATIC Quiz- 9th March 2018

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When you are under Prelims Pressure, Don’t succumb to it.

In whatever condition you are.

If syallbus is too big- Find a SMART WAY OUT.

If you are not getting good scores- Dont worry. Work on your mistakes. Keep on working.

If something untowards incident has happened- Don’t worry. its temporary. It will be all right.


“Hope is a Good thing. May be the best of all things. And no good thing ever dies.”-Movie Shawshank Redemption:


(1) Consider the following statements and choose the correct one(s)

a) During earth’s revolution around the sun, the earth is farthest from the sun (152 million km) on 4th July. This position of the earth is called aphelion.

b) On 3rd January, the earth is the nearest to the sun (147 million km). This position is called perihelion.

c) Both a and b

d) None of the above


(2) Identify the correct pair :

1. Parantaka Chola:Koranganath Temple

2. Raja Raja Chola: Brihadeshwara Temple

3. Vijayalaya :Vijayalaya Choleshwara Temple

a. Only 1, 2 are true

b. Only 2, 3 are true

c. Only 1, 3 are true

d. All are true


(3) Consider the following Countries

1. Kazakhstan

2. Uzbekistan

3. Turkmenistan

4. Iran

5. Russia

6. Azerbaijan

Which of the above countries borders Caspian Sea?

A. 1, 3, 4 and 5

B. 1, 2, 4 and 5

C. 1,2,4,5 and 6

D. 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6


(4) What is/are the major difference(s)between a written and an unwritten constitution?

1. A written constitution is the formal source of all constitutional laws in the country and the unwritten constitution is not the formal source.

2. A written constitution is entirely codified whereas an unwritten constitution is not.

Which of the following is correct-?

a. Only 1

b. Only 2

c. Both 1 and 2

d. None of these


(5) All India Forward Bloc is true for:

1. The organisation was setup as an alternative to Congress by Subhash Chandra Bose after he left Congress in 1939

2. Forward Bloc was a Newspaper published by Subhash Chandra

A. Only 1 is correct

B. Only 2 is correct

C. Both 1 and 2 are correct

D. Neither 1 nor 2 is correct


(6) Consider the following:

1. Photosynthesis

2. Respiration

3. Decay of organic matter

4. Volcanic action

Which of the above add carbon dioxide to the carbon cycle on Earth?

A. 1 and 4

B. 2 and 3

C. 2, 3 and 4

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4


(7) Every year, a monthlong ecologically important campaign/festival is held during which certain communities/ tribes plant saplings of fruit-bearing trees. Which of the following are such communities/tribes?

A. Bhutia and Lepcha

B. Gond and Korku

C. Irula and Toda

D. Sahariya and Agariya


(8) A person to be qualified for Advocate General of a state, he should be an advocate of high court for how many years?

a. 5 years

b. 10 years

c. 8 years

d. 7 years


(9) The National Food Security Mission (NFSM) aims to enhance the production of

1. Rice

2. Wheat

3. Fruits

4. Vegetables

5. Pulses

6. Coarse cereals

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a. 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

b. 1 ,2 and 5 only

c. 1, 2 ,3 and 5 only

d. 1 ,2, 5 and 6 only


(10) Which one of the following is not a feature of “Value Added Tax” ?

(a) It is multi-point destinationbased system of taxation.

(b) It is a tax levied on value addition at each stage of transaction in the production distribution chain.

(c) It is a tax on the final consumption of goods or services and must ultimately be borne by the consumer.

(d) It is basically a subject of the central government and the state governments are only a facilitator for its successful implementation.


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