Solved : UPSC Combined Medical Services 2015 GS Paper – part 1

The Combined Medical Services (CMS) Examination, 2015 was held on June 28. It contains 30 questions from general studies (question 91-120). Solution to first 15 of these questions are provided here. It will serve a good practice and revision for UPSC Civil Services Examination. Part 2 can be accessed here – Solved : UPSC Combined Medical Services 2015 GS Paper – part 2     91. Consider the following pairs: National Park ……………………………………………..State 1. Keoladeo Ghana National Park ………………….Rajasthan 2. Sultanpur National Park …… …………………….Uttar Pradesh… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 41 : International Relations

International Relations (IR) comprises of global affairs, relations between nation-states (with an emphasis on India’s relation with other countries), important global and regional agreement, bodies and issues. In 2014, UPSC asked few questions from IR. With the Indian PM having visited nearly all the major countries in last one year, it is hoped that questions from IR will also be asked this time in UPSC prelims. Here we are giving some questions on IR from our GS Prelims Mock Test Series 2015 to provide an… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 40 : Culture

1. Western classical elements can be seen in the Gandhara School of Art as reflected in the Buddha’s 1. usina, urna and elongated ears. 2. head 3. heavy folds of the robe. 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. One could attain salvation by performing the Vedic sacrifices with all their rituals which needed the services of the priests. This was the belief of… Continue Reading »


Solved : UPSC Engineering Services Examination, 2015 GS Paper – Part 2

Part 2 (questions 91 to 120) of the Solutions to the  UPSC Engineering Services Examination, 2015 is given here. Part 1 can be accessed here.    91. Consider the following pairs: Town River 1. Dibrugarh Brahmaputra 2. Nagpur Narmada 3. Kota Chambal Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched? (a) 1 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3 c) 1 and 3 only Nagpur is situated on Nag river.   92. Which one among the… Continue Reading »


Solved : UPSC Engineering Services Examination, 2015 GS Paper – Part 1

This is part 1 of the solutions to the UPSC Engineering Services Examination 2015 which was held on 12 June 2015. The Engineering Services Examination conducted by UPSC has 60 questions from General Studies (Part B – 61 to 120 of the General Ability Paper). The answer and explanation to these questions (first 30) are provided here. Some questions are of the Civil Services Examination level, while others are a bit easier. Nevertheless, these would serve good practice and revision for UPSC CSE Prelims.  … Continue Reading »


Primary air pollutants and their sources

What are primary air pollutants (PAPs)? Primary air pollutants (PAPs) are those that are emitted directly into the air from sources. Examples – Sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, volatile organic matter, particulate matters, lead, ammonia etc. How PAPs impact environment? They can have effects both directly and as precursors of secondary air pollutants (chemicals formed through reactions in the atmosphere), which are discussed in the following section. What are secondary air pollutants? A secondary pollutant is not directly emitted as such, but forms when… Continue Reading »


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