Prelims MCQS Quiz 33 : Science

1. Which of the following diseases have been totally eradicated from India? 1. Polio 2. Leprosy 3. Small pox 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. Trans fat is used in food products to a) improve nutrition. b) raise good cholestrol. c) extend shelf life. d) none of the above. 3. Chloroform can be used as 1. reagent 2. cleaning agent 3. insecticide Select the… Continue Reading »


UPSC Civil Services Notification 2015 Simplified

UPSC released the notification for Civil Services Examination 2015. The full notification can be viewed here. In this post we are giving important points, highlights and summary of the notification. We are also including a FAQs to help the aspirants know about the application process and other requirements.   Highlights & Summary   1. Important dates  a) Date of prelims exam – 23rd August 2015 b) Starting date of online application – 23rd May 2015 c) Last date of online application – 19th June 2015… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 32 : History

1. Which of the following saints belong to the nirguna sect? 1. Tulsidas 2. Raidas 3. Kabir 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. The objective of the Public Safety bill, 1928 was to a) provide security to people. b) eradication of diseases. c) regulate hazardous industries. d) curb the activities of communist. 3. Which of the following is/are true about the Mauryan period?… Continue Reading »


How to practice Prelims MCQs for UPSC?

How do you practice questions for prelims? Do you just read the question and then check the answer? Or do you ponder over the question, come to an answer and then check it? This post elaborates an approach to get the maximum from practicing prelims MCQs   1. Pondering over the question When you read a question, try to ponder over it and come to an answer. This pondering is very essential as it helps in organizing the information in your memory.When you spent time… Continue Reading »


Prelims MCQs Quiz 31 : Current Affairs

In our previous post we learned “How UPSC asks current affairs in GS Prelims“. We gave some sample questions from Test 1 of our Mock Test Series to illustrate the methodology. Here we are providing the answer and explanations for those questions. At first look, these questions may not appear that they are from current affairs. Hence, we are also providing the context about why and when they were in news. 1. Second generation ethanol are those produced from 1. starch 2. cellulose fibre 3.… Continue Reading »


How UPSC asks current affairs in GS Prelims?

Current Affairs (CA) is an important segment in the prelims exam. Nevertheless, UPSC has it’s own distinct way of asking questions from current affairs. Combining current affairs with conventional knowledge UPSC do not ask direct current affairs. It expects a student to combine current affairs with conventional knowledge. This is evident from the questions asked in last four years. This may be for two reasons – 1. UPSC wants to kill the extra advantage that those with coaching have. You might have seen various coaching… Continue Reading »


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