Category Archives : Prelims MCQs


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 »


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 »


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