Prelims MCQs Quiz 2


1. Which of the following banks are part of the famous SHG-Bank linkage programme for microfinance in India ?
1. Regional Rural Banks (RRBs)
2. Cooperative banks
3. Commercial banks
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. Consider the following :
1. Oxygen
2. Carbon Dioxide
3. Argon
4. Water Vapour
What is the correct order of gases present in dry air by volume ?
a) 1 > 2 > 3 > 4
b) 1 > 3 > 2 > 4
c) 1 > 2 > 4 > 3
d) 1 > 3 > 4 > 2

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3. Fiscal deficit is best defined as
a) total expenditure minus all non-debt creating receipts.
b) gross deficit which is obtained by subtracting interest payments from budget deficit of any country of a particular year
c)the net borrowing, which is required to meet the expenditure excluding the interest payment.
d) None of the above correctly defines fiscal deficit.

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4. Radical Humanism’ is associated with which modern Indian thinker ?
a) B.G.Tilak
b) G.K.Gokhale
c) M.M.Roy
d) B.C.Vohra

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5. Consider the following factors:
1. Earth’s rotation
2. distribution of continents and oceans
Which of the above affect the pattern of planetary winds ?
a) only 1
b) only 2
c) both 1 and 2
d) neither 1 nor 2

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6. Consider the following statements
1. As a greenhouse gas (GHG) methane is even more harmful than carbon dioxide
2. Methane has been included in the list of six GHGs in Kyoto Protocol.
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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7. Which of the following best expresses ‘real national income’ ?
a) National Income (NI) divided by total population.
b) NI adjusted for inflation.
c) NI adjusted for consumption.
d) None of the above correctly expreses ‘real national income’.

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8. Consider the following statements
1. Most of India’s coal is of coking quality.
2. India’s coal is characterised by high ash content and low calorific value.
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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9. Black soils are characterised by :
1. richness in lime and iron
2. richness in nitrogen
3. self-ploughing properties
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

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10. Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) offers which of the following advantages ?
1. made up of easily available materials.
2. require small amount of power.
3. are thinner and lighter.
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

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