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UPSC IAS Previous Years Questions with Answers:
Ques1: What is the central focus of this passage?
(i) Illegal mining in forests
(ii) Extinction of wildlife
(iii) Conservation of nature
(iv) Disruption of habitat
Ans1: Disruption of Habit
Ques2: A gardener has 1000 plants: He wants to plant them in such a way that the number of rows and the number of columns remains the same. What is the minimum number of plants that he needs more for this purpose?
Ques3: In a garrison, there was food for 1000 soldiers for one month. After 10 days, 1000 more soldiers joined the garrison. How long would the soldiers be able to carry on with the remaining food?
(I) 25 days
(II) 20 days
(III) 15 days
(IV) 10 days
Ans3: 10 days
Ques4: A person can walk a certain distance and drive back in six hours. He can also walk both ways in 10 hours. How much time will he take to drive both ways?
(I) 2 hours
(II) 2 ½ hours
(III) 4 ½ hours
(IV) 4 hours
Ans4: 2 hours
Ques5: What is the purpose of maintaining the continuity of forested landscapes and corridors?
(I) Preservation of biodiversity.
(II) Management of mineral resources.
(III) Grant of forest lands for human activities.
Ans5: Preservation of biodiversity.
Ques6: According to the passage, education must be respected in itself because
(I) it helps to acquire qualifications for employment
(II) it helps in upward mobility and acquiring uncial status
(III) it is an inner process of moral and intellectual development
(IV) All a, b & c given above are correct in this context.
Ans6: it is an inner process of moral and intellectual development.
Ques7: Education is a process in which….?
(I) Students are converted into trained professionals.
(II) Opportunities for higher income are generated.
(III) Individuals develop self-critical awareness and independence of thought.
(IV) Qualifications for upward mobility are acquired.
Ans7: Individuals develop self-critical awareness and independence of thought.
Ques8: What will follow if money bill is substantially amended by Rajya Sabha?
(I) Lok Sabha may still proceed with the bill accepting or not accepting the recommendations of Rajya Sabha
(II) Lok Sabha cannot consider the bill further
(III) Lok Sabha may send the bill to Rajya Sabha for reconsideration
(IV) Presiddent may call a joint sitting for passing the Bill
Ans8: Lok sabha may still process with the bill accepting or not accepting the recommendations of Rajya Sabha.
Ques9: Which one of the following pairs a correctly matched? Geographical feature and region….:-
(I) Abyssinian Plateau -Arabia
(II) Atlas mountains -Northwest Africa
(III) Guiana Highlands -Southwest Africa
(IV) Okavango Basin –Patagonia
Ans9: Atlas mountains-Northwest Africa
Ques10: Consider the following:
(I) Star Tortoise
(II) Monitor Lizard
(III) Pygmy Hog
(IV) Spider Monkey
Which of the above are naturally found in India?
Ans10: Star Tortoise, Monitor Lizard and Pygmy Hog
Ques11: With reference to Indian history, members of the Constituent assembly from Provinces were:
(I) Directly elected by people of those provinces
(II) Nominated by Indian national congress and Muslim league
(III) Elected by provisional legislative assemblies
(IV) Selected by government for their expertise in constitutional matters
Ans11: Elected by provisional legislative assemblies
Ques12: In terms of economy, the visit by foreign national to witness the XIX common Wealth amounted to ….?
Ques13: Microbial fuel cells are considered a source of sustainable energy. Why?
(I) They use living organisms as catalysts to generate electricity from certain substrates
(II) They use a variety of inorganic materials as substrates
(III) They can be installed in waste water treatment plants to cleanse water and produce electricity.
Ans13: All of the above
Ques14: Rivers that pass through Himachal Pradesh are as:
(I) Beas and Chenab only
(II) Beas and Ravi only
(III) Chenab. Ravi and Satlaj and Yamuna
(IV) Beas, Chenab. Ravi, Satlaj and Yamuna
Ans14: Beas, Chenab. Ravi, Satlaj and Yamuna
Ques15: Which of the following can be found as pollutant in drinking water in some parts of India?
Ans15: Arsenic, Fluoride and Uranium
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