Monthly Archives: April 2015


Prelims MCQs Quiz 28 : Environment

1. Methane (CH4) is one of the six greenhouse gases under the Kyoto protocol. Which of the following is/are sources of methane? 1. combustion of fossil fuels 2. wetlands 3. automobiles 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. Which of these pairs are correctly matched ? 1. Minamata convention : mercury 2. Stockholm convention : persistant organic pollutants 3. Basel convention :… Continue Reading »


The Interview process at UPSC

Those going for the interview (the first timers) have numerous questions about what all (and in what sequence) happens on the day of interview. This post attempts to give a step-by-step description of all the interview related formalities. Entry You have to report at the time given in front of the UPSC gate (shown in the picture). The candidates have to wait outside until the checking/verification process starts. Suggestion : Please bring an identification proof (mains admit card/ voter ID/ Aadhar card/ PAN card etc… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 27 : Economy

1. In India, which of the following is/are a mechanism of deficit financing? 1. borrowing from RBI. 2. borrowing from commercial banks. 3. issuing fresh currency notes. 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. International Development Association (IDA) is called the ‘soft’ window of the World Bank (WB) because a) it lends for software and It development b) taking loans from it… Continue Reading »


GS Prelims Mock Test Series 2015

The GS Prelims Mock test series 2015 is now available as a set of 1000 MCQs containing all the 10 mock tests with answers and detailed explanation at a discounted price of Rs 350 only. These questions are still relevant for the upcoming UPSC prelims exam in August 2016. The idea is to make you practice 1000 quality questions that will make you ready for the Prelims exam in August 2016. The tests will help in practicing, revising and covering topic/ideas which may have been… Continue Reading »