Prelims MCQs Quiz 8 : Economy

1. A decrease in Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) can lead to which among the following ? 1. increase in cash availability of the banks 2. increase in repo rate 3. decrease in SLR Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 only b)1 and 2 only c) 1 and 3 only d) 1,2 and 3 2. The WTO follows the principle of ‘self selection’. This means : a) countries decides to which agreement they want to be party. b) countries decide the… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 7 : Geography

1. Many places in India are famous for particular minerals. Which of these pairs are correctly matched ? 1. Zawar : Uranium 2. Khetri : Copper 3. Balaghat : Manganese 4. Jaduguda : Zinc 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 and 4 only 2. With reference to layers of ionsphere, consider the following statements : 1. During day time, D layer’s density is less compared to… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 6 : Polity

1. Consider the following statements about private members : 1. MPs who are not ministers are called private members. 2. Private members can introduce a constitutional amendment bill. 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. Which of the following actions can the parliament take with respect to any particular tax? 1. increase it 2. decrease it 3. abolish it Select the correct answer using the codes… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 5

1. Arid regions have their own typical landform features. Which of the following landforms are found in arid regions? 1. Mesas 2. Ventifacts 3. Moraines 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. A bill in a joint session of Indian parliament is passed by a : a) special majority b) absolute majority c) simple majority d) it depends on the type of… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 4

1. Which of the following would come under direct taxes? 1. the proposed GST 2. income tax 3. excise duty Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 2 only b) 2 only c) 2 and 3 only d) 1, 2 and 3 2. An area has conditions of high temperature and high rainfall with alternate wet and dry periods. Which of the following type of soils are most likely to be found there ? a) Black soils b) Red soils… Continue Reading »


Understanding Buddhism for GS Prelims

Buddhism has been a favourite topic for UPSC to frame at least one question in the preliminary examination every year. Here we will look to understand the basic concepts, terms and philosophy related to Buddhism that will enable us to answer those questions.   What/Who is/was Buddha ? Siddharta ( family name Gautama ) founded Buddhism. He was given the title of “Buddha”. Buddha means one who has woken up to reality i.e enlightened. So, rather than a single person, Buddha is a title that… Continue Reading »


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