Question Paper : UPSC CSE Prelims 2015 General Studies -Part 1

1. With reference to the Cabinet Mission, which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. It recommended a federal government. 2. It enlarged the powers of the Indian courts. 3. It provided for more Indians in the ICS. Select the correct answer using the code given below. (a) I only (b) 2 and 3 (c) 1 and 3 (d) None 2. Which one of the following National Parks has a climate that varies from tropical to subtropical, temperate and arctic? (a) Khangchendzonga National Park (b)… Continue Reading »


UPSC Prelims : Exam day suggestions

1. There will be a good number of easy questions, some of them very easy. Not all questions will be tough. But still many people get the easier one’s incorrect. Why? Because they overthink on them, surprised that why UPSC has asked such an easy question. They go on looking for a trick in the question, when there isn’t any. Don’t do this.   2. Do not overlook a question without even reading it just because it’s from a topic you have not done. The… Continue Reading »


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… 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 »


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