A week before UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam

With just a week left for the UPSC Civil Services Prelims exam, you may follow the three basic rules – 1. Reduce the intake of new stuff In the last days of preparation, students are bombarded with too many coaching materials in the form of compilations, important current affairs, short notes etc. Now is not the time to read them. The more and more new stuff you read now, the less you will be able to retrieve it during the exam. Too much information in… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 46 : Economic Survey 2014-15

1. Economic Survey 2014-15 mentions – The Indian banking system is afflicted by what might be called “double financial repression”. In this context which of the following has caused financial repression on the asset side of the balance sheet? 1. high inflation. 2. SLR requirement. 3. PSL requirement. Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 3 only b) 2 only c) 2 and 3 only d) 1, 2 and 3   2. According to Economic Survey 2014-15, what is the JAM number… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 45 : Climatology (Geography)

Climatology portion of geography includes topics like weather, climate, temperature, humidity, pressure belts, atmospheric circulation including winds, cyclones and monsoons etc. This is very important from UPSC point of view.   1. Which of the following conditions is/are conducive for the formation of tropical cyclones? 1. large and continuous supply of warm and moist air. 2. large value of coriolis force. 3. inflow of air at upper level of atmosphere. Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 and 2 only b) 1… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 44 : Environment

1. The non-point pollution of river water involves discharge of pollutants through a) urban sewage drains b) industrial effluents c) agricultural fields d) both (a) and (b) 2. Man causes soil erosion through 1. use of improper ploughing methods. 2. leaving roots of crop in the field after harvest. 3. practicing trash farming. 4. use of heavy machines. Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1, 2 and 3 only b) 1 and 4 only c) 1, 3 and 4 only d) 1, 2,… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 43 : Polity (revising Laxmikanth)

1. The Supreme Court is a court of record. This means 1. its judgements are recorded for perpetual memory. 2. it can punish for contempt of Supreme court. 3. it can punish for contempt of High court. Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a) 1 only b) 1 and 2 only c) 2 only d) 1, 2 and 3 2. With reference to the Committee on Public Undertakings consider the following statements: 1. Only a Lok Sabha member can become its chairman. 2. Unlike… Continue Reading »


Solved : UPSC CAPF 2015 General Studies Paper – part 4

46. “Cheetah” and “Chetak’ are the names of A) Fighter aircrafts B) Helicopters C) Armoured vehicles D) Infantry regiments   B) Helicopters Cheetah” and “Chetak’ are the names of helicopters. The reason UPSC asked this was because it was in news. During the last three years (2012-13, 2013-14  &  2014-15), 06 accidents have taken place involving Cheetah and Chetak helicopters of Armed Forces in which 09 defence personnel have died. Wives of Army Officers have represented to the Government for replacement of Cheetah and Chetak… Continue Reading »


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