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 following is the richest source of protein?
(a) Beetroot
(b) Potato
(c) Soybean
(d) Wheat

(c) Soybean

Soybean is the richest source of protein. It contains 36 g of protein per 100 g, while beetroot contains only 16g.


93. How many are the non-permanent members of United Nations Security Council?
(a) Five
(b) Ten
(c) Fifteen
(d) Twenty

(b) Ten

The UNSC has and ten non-permanent members elected for two-year terms by the General Assembly.

94. Members of Rajya Sabha are elected for:
(a) 4 years
(b) 5 years
(c) 6 years
(d) 3 years

(c) 6 years

The Rajya Sabha is not subject to dissolution, but as nearly as possible, one-third of its members retire as soon as may be on the expiration of every second year in accordance with the provisions made in that behalf by Parliament by law. The normal term of office of a member of Rajya Sabha is six years from the date of election or nomination.

95. Which one the following is the National Animal of India?
(a) Elephant
(b) Rhinoceros
(c) Lion
(d) Tiger

(d) Tiger

National Animal of India is Tiger (Panthera tigris)

96. Doha Development Agenda’ sometimes appears in news with reference to:
(a) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
(b) United Conference on Trade and Development
(c) UnitedNationsDevelopment Programme
(d) World Trade Organisation

(d) World Trade Organisation

The Doha Development Agenda (DDA) is the current round of the world trade talks which started in November 2001.

97. India accounts for which percent of the world’s land surface area?
(a) 1.8%
(b) 2.4%
(c) 2.8%
(d) 3.2%

(b) 2.4%

India occupies 2.4 percent of the total land area of the world

98. Which one of the following kinds of organisms will be the first one to colonise a bare rock?
(a) Algae alone
(b) Ferns
(c) Fungi alone
(d) Lichens

(d) Lichens

The first organisms to colonise bare rock are lichens and mosses.

99. Consider the following states:
1. Assam
2. Gujarat
3. Rajasthan
Which of the following has/have crude oil or natural gas reserves?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Assam and Gujarat are well known for crude oil and natural gas reserves. Rajasthan also has natural gas reserves. Presently, 7 to 7.8 MMSCMD Natural gas is being produced from Jaisalmer Basin by Oil India & ONGC and in future the gas production would increse to many fold.


100. Who among the following can attend the meetings of both Houses of Parliament while being not a member of either of the Houses ?
(a) Attorney General of India
(b) Comptroller and Auditor General of India
(c) Solicitor General of India
(d) Vice President of India

(a) Attorney General of India

The Attorney General has the right of audience in all Courts in India as well as the right to participate in the proceedings of the Parliament, though not to vote.


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