Monthly Archives: March 2015


Prelims MCQs Quiz 26 : Geography

1. The seismic weaves helps in understanding the interior of earth. Which of the following about seismic waves is/are correct ? 1. P waves travel with fastest speed and are most destructive. 2. S waves cannot pass through liquid. 3. The surface waves (L) are analogous to light waves. Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 2 only b) 2 only c) 2 and 3 only d) 1 and 3 only 2. Consider the following statements : 1. A positive… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 25 : Polity

1. The jurisdiction of UPSC can be extended by – a) Government via a resolution b) President c) Parliament d) (b) or( c) depending on the type of extension. 2. With reference to Finance Commission (FC), consider the following statements : 1. As the FC is a constitutional body, its recommendations are binding on the government. 2. The chairman of a FC is not eligible for reappointment. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? a) 1 only b) 2 only c) Both 1… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 24 : Science

1. Swine flu can be transmitted by 1. shaking hands with an infected person. 2. inhaling droplets of virus from sneeze of an infected person. 3. eating pork products. Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 2 only b) 2 only c) 2 and 3 only d) 1 and 3 only 2. Lifestyle diseases are associated with the way a person or group of people lives. Which of the following is/are example/s of such diseases? 1. Cirrhosis 2. Malaria 3.… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQS Quiz 23 : History

1. The Young Bengal Movement, started by Henry Vivian Derozio: 1. took up the peasant’s cause 2. advocated women’s rights 3. attacked old and decadent customs Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 2 only b) 1 and 3 only c) 2 and 3 only d) 1, 2 and 3 2. The Tanjore paintings are called ‘panel paintings’. This means that Tanjore paintings are a) made on cloths b) made on solid wood planks c) made on plastered walls d)… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 22 : Environment

1. With reference to ecosystem stability, consider the following statements: 1. A diverse and complex ecosystem is more stable. 2. Ecosystem stability increases with decrease in number of links in food web. 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 2. The brown haze dome formed in cities is because of which gas? a) sulphur dioxide. b) nitrogen oxide. c) carbon dioxide. d) volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 3. Which… Continue Reading »


Underrecovery in the oil sector explained

You must have come across the term underrecovery (UR), while reading newspaper articles related to the oil sector. Most people erroneously think that UR amounts to loss. But this is not true. Before we try to understand what exactly UR is, lets get few related terms clear. Upstream Company (UC) These are the companies which extract crude oil and supply it to the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). An eg. of upstream company would be ONGC. Oil Marketing Companies ( OMCs) They buy the crude oil… Continue Reading »


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