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 »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 3

1. The powers of Attorney General of India includes 1. right to speak in Parliament 2. right to vote in Parliament 3. right to become member of Parliamentary committees Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 2 b) 1 and 3 c) only 1 d) 1,2 and 3 2. Which of the following actions can the President perform on a money bill presented to him/her ? 1. pass it 2. reject it 3. return it once, but if it comes… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 2

1. Which of the following banks are part of the famous SHG-Bank linkage programme for microfinance in India ? 1. Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) 2. Cooperative banks 3. Commercial banks 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. Consider the following : 1. Oxygen 2. Carbon Dioxide 3. Argon 4. Water Vapour What is the correct order of gases present in dry air… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 1

1. Climate change can be caused by : 1. Volcanic eruptions 2. Rice cultivation 3. Changes in sun spots numbers 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 the following best defines ‘market capitalisation’ ? a) Value obtained by multiplying total number of shares of a company by their market value. b) sum of a company’s shareholders equity plus long-term debt.… Continue Reading »


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