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UPSC IAS (Pre.) General Studies Categorized Exam (Paper - 1) - 2015

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UPSC IAS (Pre.) General Studies Categorized Exam (Paper - 1) - 2015

Current

1. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana has been launched for

(a) Providing housing loan to poor people at cheaper interest rates
(b) Promoting women’s Self Help Groups in backward areas
(c) Promoting financial inclusion in the country
(d) Providing financial help to marginalised communities

2. The ‘Fortaleza Declaration’ recently in the news, is related to the affairs of:

(a) ASEAN
(b) BRICS
(c) OECD
(d) WTO

3. Among the following which were frequently mentioned in the news for the outbreak of Ebola virus recently?

(a) Syria and Jordan
(b) Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia
(c) Philippines and Papua New Guinea
(d) Jamaica, Haiti and Surinam

4. With reference to ‘fly ash’ produced by the power plants using the coal as fuel, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Fly ash can be used in the production of bricks for building construction
2. Fly ash can be used as a replacement for some of the Portland cement contents of concrete
3. Fly ash is made up of silicon dioxide and calcium oxide only, and does not contain any toxic elements.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 3 only

5. In the context of modern scientific research, consider the following statements about ‘IceCube’, a particle detector located at South Pole, which was recently in the news :

1. It is the world’s largest neutrino detector, encompassing a cubic kilometre of ice.
2. It is a powerful telescope to search for dark matter
3. It is buried deep in the ice.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1,2 and 3 only

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Union Public Service Commission IAS Preliminary (CSAT) Exam, 2014

Actual Paper of the IAS PRE (CSAT Paper - 2) Exam, held on 24 August 2014.

  • Exam: IAS (Pre.)

  • Year: 2014

  • Subject: CSAT

  • Paper: II

  • Medium: English

  • Booklet No: D

Questions Asked from Below Topics: 

  • English Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problemsolving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (Class-10 level), Data interpretation
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class-10 level).

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Actual Paper of the IAS PRE Exam, held on 26 May 2013.

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Date of Exam: 26-05-2-13

Questions Asked from Below Topics: 

  • English Comprehension
  • Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
  • Logical reasoning and analytical ability
  • Decision-making and problemsolving
  • General mental ability
  • Basic numeracy (Class-10 level), Data interpretation
  • English Language Comprehension skills (Class-10 level).

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UPSC IAS (Pre.) General Studies Categorized Exam (Paper - 1) - 2012

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UPSC IAS (Pre.) General Studies Categorized Exam (Paper - 1) - 2012

Ancient History

1. Lord Buddha’s image is sometimes shown with the hand gesture called ‘Bhumisparsha Mudra’. It symbolizes

(a) Buddha’s calling of the Earth to watch over Mara and to prevent Mara from disturbing his meditation
(b) Buddha’s calling of the Earth to witness his purity and chastity despite the temptations of Mara
(c) Buddha’s reminder to his followers that they all arise from the Earth and finally dissolve into the Earth, and thus this life is transitory
(d) Both the statements (a) and (b) are correct in this context

2. The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily of

(a) Bhakti
(b) image worship and Yajnas
(c) worship of nature and Yajnas
(d) worship of nature and Bhakti

3. With reference to the guilds (Shreni) of ancient India that played a very important role in the country’s economy, which of the following statements is /are correct?

1. Every guild was registered with the central authority of the State and the king was the chief administrative authority on them.
2. The wages, rules of work, standards and prices were fixed by the guild.
3. The guild had judicial powers over its own members.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

4. With reference to the scientific progress of ancient India, which of the statements given below are correct?

1. Different kinds of specialized surgical instruments were in common use by 1st century AD.
2. Transplant of internal organs in the human body had begun by the beginning of 3rd century AD.
3. The concept of sine of an angle was known in 5th century AD.
4. The concept of cyclic quadrilaterals was known in 7th century AD.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 and 4 only
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

5. With reference to the history. of ancient India, which of the following was/were common to both Buddhism and Jainism?

1. Avoidance of extremities of penance and enjoyment
2. Indifference to the authority of the Vedas
3. Denial of efficacy of rituals

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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GS Paper - 1 (Current Affairs)

Dear Students,
We are pleased to introduce current affairs section for the UPSC, IAS aspirants. Our effort is to make student understand the basic concepts of the section and to empower them to understand and tackle this topic in all possible aspects.

It is necessary to expend the scope of various topics within the section of current affairs because syllabus is defined in very general term. We have listed following topics, Which will cover the scope of current affairs section.

The material is prepared keeping in mind, The requirements of IAS Prelims, Mains Exams and Interview. The material is adequate for tackling the current affairs section at all levels.

Over the years, questions on current affairs has changed from just familiarity of the particular development to the historical background and in-depth knowledge of that development. Hence it is important for the candidates to understand  various aspects of Topics and   their effect on various areas.

We have tried to fulfill this requirement by preparing this Study material with help of various National and International newspapers like The Hindu, The Times of India, Indian express, Press Information Bureau etc.

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