Practice paper for Civils Prelims

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Civils Prelims

46. Department of Atomic Energy has recently developed an instrument called Fluorimeter. What is the purpose of Fluorimeter?
Code:
a) It measures the quality of nuclear energy produced
b) It measures the potential energy of the particles inside an atomic nucleus.
c) It detects traces of uranium in water
d) It measures the energy of chemical binds

47. A reciprocal logistics support deal was recently signed between the respective armed forces of India and
Code:
a) Russia
b) America
c) Israel
d) France

48. The First ever ‘crime-free zone’ along the international border was launched by India and

Code:
a) Nepal
b) Bhutan
c) Bangladesh
d) Sri Lanka

49. 2018 World Sustainable Development Summit was held in

Code:
a) Mumbai
b) Hyderabad
c) Delhi
d) Bangalore

50. Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s
1. Special Category Status to a state was granted by the National Development Council on the basis of the parameters mentioned under the Constitution
2. These States used to receive block grants based on the Gadgil-Mukherjee formula

Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

51. The Government recently approved the Integrated Scheme for Development of Silk Industry. Which of the following statement/s about the scheme is/are correct?
1. The scheme will be implemented from 2018 to 20222.  To be implemented through Central Silk Board, it aims to achieve self-sufficiency in silk production by 2022

Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

52. The first Union Territory in India to be fully solar energy efficient is

Code:
a) Chandigarh
b) Puducherry
c) Diu
d) Dadar

53. Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s1. 
The Animal Welfare Board of India is a statutory body established to advise the Government of India on animal welfare laws, and promote animal welfare in the country of India
2. Its headquarters has been shifted from Haryana’s Ballabhgarh to Chennai

Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

54. The phrase “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” is mentioned in

Code:
a) Isha Upanishad
b) Maha Upanishad
c) Katha Upanishad
d) Taittriya Upanishad

55. The states bordering Myanmar are
1. Arunachal Pradesh
2. Nagaland
3. Manipur
4. Tripura

Code:
a) All the above
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) 1, 3 and 4

56. Namaste Shalom is a regular monthly magazine on bilateral relations between India and

Code:
a) Afghanistan
b) Israel
c) Malaysia
d) UAE

57. The National Crime Records Bureau
1. was established in 1986 on the basis of the recommendations of the National Police Commission
2. It publishes four annual publications on Crime, Accidental Deaths & Suicides, Prison Statistics and Finger Prints.

Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

58. Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s
1. Copernicus, a Polish Scientist, was the first person to that the planets instead revolved around the sun
2. Copernicus is the name of the services launched by NASA to deliver near-real-time data on a global level which can also be used for local and regional needs, to help us better understand our planet and sustainably manage the environment.

Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

59. Consider the following statements regarding recent ban on the import of hormone “Oxytocin” by the Government of India)
1. Ban is imposed to stop its misuse in human health care
2. Government has decided to rely on domestic production of the hormone
3. Overuse of this hormone shortens the life of cattle4. It is prescription-only drug and sold only at registered clinics and government hospitals
Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

Code:
a) 1 and 3
b) 2 and 3
c) 2, 3 and 4
d) All the above

60. Identify the name of the first Indian city to become a member of the World Cities Culture Forum.

Code:
a) Chennai
b) Varanasi
c) Mumbai
d) Lucknow

61. Identify the first Indian to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize

Code:
a) Vikas Sathaye
b) Raghbir Singh Khandpur
c) Shesh Anand Madhukar
d) Balkrishna Doshi

62. The 2017 Kochon Prize was awarded to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for its contribution towards research on

Code:
a) Malaria
b) TB
c) Non Communicable diseases
d) Japanese Encephalitis

63. Assertion: The Vote on Account was not introduced in the 2017-18 budget
Reason: The Budget was introduced on 1st February
Code:
a) A is true, but R is false
b) A is false, but R is true
c) A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A
d) A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A

64. The Brazzaville declaration was recently sighed to protect the Cuvette Centrale region. It was signed by which of the following Countries?
1. Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC
2. Republic of Congo
3. Zambia
4. Indonesia

Code:
a) All the above
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 2, 3 and 4
d) 1, 2 and 4

65. Which of the following motions can be moved in Lok Sabha only?
1. No confidence motion
2. Censure Motion
3. Adjournment Motion

Code:
a) All the above
b) 1 only
c) 1 and 2
d) 1 and 3

66. Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s
1. The UN convention on refugees signed in 1951 defines a refugee as a person who is outside his or her country of nationality or habitual residence
2. India is a signatory to the Convention

Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

67. What is the name of the spacecraft recently developed by NASA, capable of blowing up dangerous space rocks and safeguarding life on Earth?

Code:
a) Blast
b) Bang
c) Hammer
d) stroke

68. Okhla Bird Sanctuary is located in

Code:
a) Haryana
b) Uttar Pradesh
c) Uttarakhand
d) Bihar

69. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has developed an android based mobile application called Tribal Diaries.
The purpose of the application is to

Code:
a) give information about the tribal culture and traditions in India
b) give details about tribal products
c) monitor implementation of schemes / programmes for tribal development
d) popularize tourist places in tribal areas

70. Consider the following statements and identify the correct statement/s
1. Keibul Lamjao National Park, located in Nagaland is the only floating national park in the world
2. Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India located in Manipur

Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

71. Match the List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the options given below the lists List-I List-IIA. Kala azar
1. Culex B. Zika
2. SnailsC. Japanese encephalitis
3. AedesD. Schistosomiasis
4. Sandfly

A B C D
a) 2 3 4 1
b) 2 3 1 4
c) 4 3 1 2
d) 3 2 4 1

72. Name the active ingredient of turmeric that is responsible for several of its health benefits?

Code:
a) Saponin
b) Tannin
c) Curcumin
d) Flavonoids

73. Consider the following statements regarding GSAT-11 satellite planned to be launched by ISRO 
1. It is the heaviest satellite built by India
2. It is planned to be launched using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)
3. It is recalled to perform additional tests Which of the statements given above is / are NOT correct?

Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) 3 only
d) All of the above

74. Assertion [A]: Antibiotics can be sparingly used in treating viral infectionsReason [R]: Viruses do not contain cell wall and do not perform usual biological processes 

Code:
a) A is true, but R is false
b) A is false, but R is true
c) A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A
d) A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A

75. Which of the following fruit is the richest source of vitamin C?

Code:
a) Grapes
b) Oranges
c) Lemon
d) Guava

76. Assertion [A]: Researchers from Bangalore developed a thermoelectric compound (Silver copper telluride) with potential in converting heat released in various industries into electricityReason [R]: Silver copper telluride is a good thermal conductor but a poor electric conductor

Code:
a) A is true, but R is false
b) A is false, but R is true
c) A and R are true, and R is the correct explanation of A
d) A and R are true, but R is not the correct explanation of A

77. A supersonic parachute ASPIRE was launched by NASA to help its missions to

Code:
a) Sun
b) Moon
c) Mars
d) Jupiter

78. What is the motto behind “Science and the City” initiative by Bangalore based “National Center for Biological Sciences”? 
a) To encourage apartment complexes to host lectures on popular science topics
b) To bring awareness in public living in cities on alternate solutions to pressing issues
c) To highlight the greatest achievements of research institutes in the city
d) To promote science education to people from all backgrounds

79. Consider the following statements regarding “India-based Neutrino Observatory” (INO)
1. Neutrinos are elementary particles found in every atom
2. Neutrino Observatories are usually built under ground
3. INO obtained a conditional approval by “Central Ministry of Environment and Forests” Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

Code:
a) 1 and 3
b) 2 and 3
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 2

80. Researchers from Hyderabad Central University, have recently developed a tunable nano-drug delivery system for treating malarial patients. When is this drug released in human body?

Code:
a) When parasite enters human body
b) When parasite starts multiplying
c) When body temperature increases
d) When patient experiences severe headache

81. Consider the following.
1. Government subsidies
2.Raw materials
3. Electricity
Which of the above factors help in location of

Code:
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 1and 3
d) 1, 2 and 3

82. Which of the following are raw materials of chemical based industries?
1.Plastic
2.Fiber
3. SaltsIdentify the correct

Code:
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) 1, 2 and 3

83. “Milpa” is also known as?

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a) Truck farming
b) Slash& burn agriculture
c) Plantation agriculture
d)None of the above

84. Which of the following is not a plantation crop?

Code:
a) Sugar cane
b) Banana
c) Pine apple
d) all are plantation crops

85. Consider the following?
1. Rourkela steel plant was set in collaboration with Germany.
2.Bhilai steel plant was set up with Russian collaboration.Identify the correct code.

Code:
a) Only
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 and 2
d) neither 1 nor 2

86. Which of the following is not a weight loosing raw materials?

Code:
a) Cotton
b) Coal
c) Sugarcane
d) Steel

87. Consider the following?
1. The Jammu- Srinagar national highway {NH-1A} is the most expensive road for maintenance in the world.
2. Railway network is still in infancy stage in Jammu& Kashmir.Which of the above / are correct

Code:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2

88. Which of the following are parts of “quaternary activities”?

Code:
a) Research & development
b) Specialists
c) Decision makers
d) Policy formulators

89. Which of the following rivers join the Bay of Bengal?

Code:
a) Vaira
b) Indravathi
c)Sabari
d) All join Bay of Bengal

90. Consider the following?
1. Chennai
2. Salem
3. Tirunelveli

Which of the above important centers of cotton mills
a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) 1,2 and 3

Key

46.C 47.D     48.C49.C 50.B 51.B     52.C53.A 54.B 55.B     56.B57.C 58.A 59.C    60.C61.D 62.B 63.C    64.D65.A 66.A 67.C    68.B69.C 70.B 71.C    72.C73.B 74.B 75.D    76.A77.C 78.A 79.B   80.C81.D 82.D 83.B   84.D85.C 86.A 87.C    88.A89.D 90.D