Category Archives : Prelims MCQs


Prelims MCQs Quiz 36 : Polity

In our previous post, we read about application based questions in polity for UPSC Prelims. We tried to illustrate it with examples from Mock Test 2 of our GS Prelims Mock Test Series 2015. In this post, we are providing answers and explanations to those example questions from Mock Test 2.   1. The Supreme Court quashed section 66A of the IT act. It did so on which of the following basis? 1. the punishment prescribed was extreme. 2. expressions in the section were vague.… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 35 : Environment

1. Which of the following World Heritage Sites is/are also a tiger reserve? 1. Sundarbans 2. Nanda Devi 3. Manas 4. Kaziranga Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 2 only b) 1 and 3 only c) 1 and 4 only d) 1, 3 and 4 only 2. With reference to ground level ozone (GLO), consider the following statements: 1. GLO reach unhealthy levels on cold days. 2. They can be transported long distances by wind. Which of the statements given… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 34 : Geography

1. Tropical cyclones do not form over equator. This is because 1. Equator is a zone of wind convergence. 2. The temperature over equator is too high. 3. There are no fronts over equator. 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) none 2. With reference to laterite soil, consider the following statements: 1. They are the result of intense leaching. 2. They are poor in organic matter. Which… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQS Quiz 33 : Science

1. Which of the following diseases have been totally eradicated from India? 1. Polio 2. Leprosy 3. Small pox 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. Trans fat is used in food products to a) improve nutrition. b) raise good cholestrol. c) extend shelf life. d) none of the above. 3. Chloroform can be used as 1. reagent 2. cleaning agent 3. insecticide Select the… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 32 : History

1. Which of the following saints belong to the nirguna sect? 1. Tulsidas 2. Raidas 3. Kabir 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 objective of the Public Safety bill, 1928 was to a) provide security to people. b) eradication of diseases. c) regulate hazardous industries. d) curb the activities of communist. 3. Which of the following is/are true about the Mauryan period?… Continue Reading »


How to practice Prelims MCQs for UPSC?

How do you practice questions for prelims? Do you just read the question and then check the answer? Or do you ponder over the question, come to an answer and then check it? This post elaborates an approach to get the maximum from practicing prelims MCQs   1. Pondering over the question When you read a question, try to ponder over it and come to an answer. This pondering is very essential as it helps in organizing the information in your memory.When you spent time… Continue Reading »


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