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

Answer & Explanation

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.
c) total market value of any company’s outstanding share.
d) both a and c

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3. The horizontal distribution of heat across the earth’s surface is primarily done by
a) Advection
b) Conduction
c) Convection
d) Radiation

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4. Jainism is characterised by
1. non-belief in superiority of vedas
2. avoidance of extremities of penance and enjoyment
3. non-belief in rituals
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2
b) 1 and 3
c) 2 and 3
d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer & Explanation

5. Consider the following statements about Vote on account.
1. Vote on account comprises only of expenditure.
2. Vote on account is passed every year.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

Answer & Explanation

6. Various committees were formed during the making of Indian Constitution. Who chaired the committee on local governance ?
a) J.L.Nehru
b) B.R.Ambedkar
c) Sardar Patel
d) None of the above

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7. Which of these pairs are correctly matched ?
1. Bhabhar : elevated land along Ganga
2. Tarai : wide marshy tracks
3. Bhur : rock beds with high porosity
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) None

Answer & Explanation

8. Which of the following is the correct order of credits issued to agriculture by the financial agencies ?
a) cooperative banks > RRBs > commercial banks
b) cooperative banks > commercial banks > RRBs
c) commercial banks > RRBs > cooperative banks
d) commercial banks > cooperative banks > RRBs

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9. Consider the following statements :
1. Infant Mortality rate is the number of infant deaths per 1 lakh live births.
2. Maternal Mortality rate is number of pregnancy related deaths per 1 lakh live births.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

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10. What are Gilt-edged securities ?
a) securities issued by government.
b) securities issued by domestic private companies
c) securities issued by Multi National Companies ( MNCs )
d) None of the above

Answer & Explanation

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