Category Archives : Prelims MCQs


Prelims MCQs Quiz 31 : Current Affairs

In our previous post we learned “How UPSC asks current affairs in GS Prelims“. We gave some sample questions from Test 1 of our Mock Test Series to illustrate the methodology. Here we are providing the answer and explanations for those questions. At first look, these questions may not appear that they are from current affairs. Hence, we are also providing the context about why and when they were in news. 1. Second generation ethanol are those produced from 1. starch 2. cellulose fibre 3.… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 30

1. Money from which of the following is credited to the contingency fund of India? 1. Provident fund deposits 2. Disinvestment proceeds 3. Spectrum Auctions Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 only b) 2 and 3 only c) 3 only d) None 2. The Forwards market Commission (FMC), which regulates commodity trading, is under the a) Ministry of agriculture b) Ministry of finance c) Ministry of corporate affairs d) Ministry of consumer affairs. 3. The lava cone of a volcano is having… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 29 : Geography (Census Report)

This is a special quiz on Census 2011, reports of which has been slowly released in last few years. It is an attempt to make an otherwise facts laden report interesting with the help of questions. Remember, in UPSC facts/data are not important, but trends are. An interesting and surprising statement formed on the basis of data is what UPSC gives as questions. 1. The office of the registrar general and census commissioner conducts the census in India. It is under which ministry/body? a) MOSPI… Continue Reading »


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 »


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

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