UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 23


100 Questions MCQ Test UPSC Civil Services Revision & Mock Tests | UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 23


Description
This mock test of UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 23 for UPSC helps you for every UPSC entrance exam. This contains 100 Multiple Choice Questions for UPSC UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 23 (mcq) to study with solutions a complete question bank. The solved questions answers in this UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 23 quiz give you a good mix of easy questions and tough questions. UPSC students definitely take this UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 23 exercise for a better result in the exam. You can find other UPSC Paper 1 Mock Test - 23 extra questions, long questions & short questions for UPSC on EduRev as well by searching above.
QUESTION: 1

Mahavira was considered to be the - -'tirthankara'?

Solution:
QUESTION: 2

It is generally believed that in the beginning, he was a follower of Jainism. This statement is about

Solution:
QUESTION: 3

Name the bank which has partnered with the fintech startup Nearby Technologies to provide Aadhaar- enabled cardless and pinless ATM service, PayNEARBY to customers

Solution:
QUESTION: 4
Biosphere constitutes
Solution:
QUESTION: 5

A study undertaken by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, called the Logistics Efficiency Enhancement Programme (LEEP), identified key solution themes to improve the state of logistics in India. These themes include
1. Freight corridor upgradation
2. Logistics park development
3. Seamless interstate movement
4. Electronic toll collection systems
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Solution:
QUESTION: 6
Which group of vertebrates comprises highest number of endangered species?
Solution:
QUESTION: 7
As per the Interest Subvention Scheme for the year 2017-18,
1. Farmers can access interest-free short-term crop loans
2. Loans availed from private sector banks are ineligible for this scheme
3. Interest subvention will be provided also for restructured loans of farmers affected by natural calamities
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
Solution:
QUESTION: 8

The recent approval given by the Cabinet in order to increase oil palm area and production will
1. Encourage oil palm plantation on large scale by corporate bodies
2. Lead to reduction in the area of wetlands
3. Require allocation of additional funds to the National Mission on Oilseeds and Oil Palm
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Solution:
QUESTION: 9

Under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN,
1. Airlines will get exclusive rights to fly on a regional route for the first three years
2. Regional routes are awarded through a reverse bidding auction
3. Losses incurred by airlines flying regional routes will be compensated by passengers flying on national routes
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Solution:
QUESTION: 10
Which of the following missions is/are associated with studying planet Venus?
1. Venera
2. Akatsuki
3. Mariner
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
Solution:
QUESTION: 11

Which of the following members of the SCO are participants in the TAPI gas pipeline project?
1. Tajikistan
2. Afghanistan
3. Turkmenistan
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Solution:
QUESTION: 12

The United States of America recently announced its decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Which of the following countries did not sign up to the deal in the first place?
1. Syria
2. Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council
3. North Korea
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Solution:
QUESTION: 13

The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network is an indigenously developed technology system in India that
1. Digitises vaccine stocks
2. Monitors the temperature of vaccine storage across cold chains
3. Keeps track of the dosage cycles in vaccinated children
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Solution:
QUESTION: 14

The powers and functions of the Central Information Commission are
1. During the inquiry of a complaint, no public record may be withheld from the commission on any grounds
2. When a public authority does not conform to the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Commission can respond only by imposing penalties
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Solution:
QUESTION: 15

In the context of the ‘e-way bill’ related to the affairs of the Goods and Services Tax regime, consider the following statements:
1. A single e-way bill will be valid for a consignment from its point of origin to its destination regardless of the mode of transportation
2. The bill allotted for a consignment will be valid for a duration depending on the distance that the consignment needs to move
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:
QUESTION: 16

Which among the following states does NOT organise state-sponsored bird festivals?

Solution:
QUESTION: 17

Which among the following states was the first to launch a price deficit compensation scheme that seeks to address rural-agrarian distress?

Solution:
QUESTION: 18

The Dodd-Frank Act passed by the US Congress in 2010 has a section that declares certain minerals as ‘conflict minerals’. Which one of the following minerals is NOT one among them?

Solution:
QUESTION: 19

With reference to ISRO’s PSLV-C40 co-passenger payloads, consider the following statements:
1. This PSLV is the first to carry ISRO’s nanosatellite technology demonstrator
2. A satellite from Finland’s new space company ICEYE was aboard this PSLV
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:
QUESTION: 20

Consider the following statements about Ionosphere
1. It is the part of the atmosphere that is ionized by solar radiation
2. It influences radio propagation to distant places on the Earth
Select the correct statements

Solution:
QUESTION: 21

Consider the following statements about SWAYAM PRABHA
1. It is a project under Ministry of Human Resource Development
2. It is a group of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting of educational programmes on 24X7 basis using the GSAT-15 satellite
3. It is maintained by Information and Library Network Centre
Select the correct statements

Solution:
QUESTION: 22

Consider the following statements
1. Article 124 of the Indian Constitution deals with ‘Establishment and Constitution of Supreme Court’
2. Article 217 of the Indian Constitution deals with the ‘Ancillary powers of Supreme Court’
Select the correct statements

Solution:
QUESTION: 23
The first to start a joint stock company to trade with India were the
Solution:
QUESTION: 24

Key issues that have been raised with reference to the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 include
1. A civil wrong being treated as a criminal act
2. The utilisation of Waqf funds for payment of subsistence allowance to the estranged wife
3. The potential for misuse of the law against Muslim men due to the non-cognizable nature being assigned to the offence of pronouncing triple talaq
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Solution:
QUESTION: 25
Mekong-Ganga Cooperation Project is
Solution:
QUESTION: 26

Which state/part of India was the first to hold an election based on universal adult franchise in independent India?

Solution:
QUESTION: 27

Which of the following teams won 37th All India Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament held in Gangtok?

Solution:
QUESTION: 28

Which among the following assets can be regarded as the most dependable platform for a second-strike, given the country’s “no first use” policy on nuclear weapons?

Solution:
QUESTION: 29

Under whose chairmanship , the Union Government has set up a high level committee to address the problem of NPAs in India’s power sector?

Solution:
QUESTION: 30

Name the first northeastern state of India to launch Point of Sale (POS) facility for electricity bill payment?

Solution:
QUESTION: 31

Late Ashok Khale was associated with which sports?

Solution:
QUESTION: 32

The 36th International Geological Congress (IGC) will be held in which city in the year 2020?

Solution:
QUESTION: 33

Who among the given has become the first South India actress to be bestowed with the UNICEF celebrity advocate status on November 20, 2017?

Solution:
QUESTION: 34

Airtel is going to merge with which of the following company?

Solution:
QUESTION: 35

Which of the following airports has been rated as the Best Airports in the World in 5-15 million Passenger category according to ACI-ASQ Survey?

Solution:
QUESTION: 36

In its 23rd meeting on November 10, 2017, the GST Council has raised the Composition Scheme threshold to Rs ________ crore.

Solution:
QUESTION: 37
October 2, 2017 is the _______ anniversary of Mahatama Gandhi.
Solution:
QUESTION: 38

The 2017 International Seminar on Indian Space Industry will be held in which city?

Solution:
QUESTION: 39

The 1st edition of the Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era was held in which country?

Solution:
QUESTION: 40

Which among the given players has been honoured with the ATP World Tour No. 1 trophy for finishing as the year-end No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings?

Solution:
QUESTION: 41

Dina Wadia who died recently was the daughter of which famous politician?

Solution:
QUESTION: 42

When is the World Science Day for Peace and Development observed?

Solution:
QUESTION: 43

Who has been appointed as the Business Head of ‘MobiKwik Payment Gateway’?

Solution:
QUESTION: 44

Name the country to unveil the world’s first track-less train running on virtual tracks.

Solution:
QUESTION: 45

Union Finance Ministry in its recent GST Council meet lowered tax rates on 178 items from 28 percent to _____ percent with effect from November 15, 2017.

Solution:
QUESTION: 46
Yes Bank is headquartered at__________?
Solution:
QUESTION: 47
Kaziranga National Park is in which of the following state?
Solution:
QUESTION: 48

Name the Pan India scholarship program recently launched by the government to increase the reach of Philately.

Solution:
QUESTION: 49

Which country has been named as the best country to visit in 2018 according to Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2018’ list?

Solution:
QUESTION: 50
The 14th Inclusive Finance India Summit was organised in which city?
Solution:
QUESTION: 51

Name the online platform launched for central government employees to apply for leave and access their service-related information

Solution:
QUESTION: 52

Which of the following has committed Rs 10 crore for the conservation and restoration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) of Mumbai?

Solution:
QUESTION: 53

Name the country that has topped the Forbes’ 12th annual survey of the Best Countries for Business 2018

Solution:
QUESTION: 54

Which of the following countries are suspended from weightliftitng for an year in an attempt to combat an epidemic of doping?

Solution:
QUESTION: 55

Which state celebrates traditional Mera Houchongba festival which endeavors to promote brotherhood and unity among indigenous communities?

Solution:
QUESTION: 56

Which bank has launched You Only Need One (YONO), an omni digital service platform to offer every facility regarding financial or lifestyle services?

Solution:
QUESTION: 57

Which among the given Indian pilgrimage has recently been recongnized as the intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO?

Solution:
QUESTION: 58

Who among the following has won the men’s singles title of French Open title (Badminton)?

Solution:
QUESTION: 59

As per the latest data by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the WPI with the revised base year of 2011-12 has rised from 2.60 percent in September to ______ in October.

Solution:
QUESTION: 60

___________ Football team captain Arjen Robben announced the end of his international career.

Solution:
QUESTION: 61

‘Adopt A Heritage’ Project is associated with which of the following Campaigns launched by Modi Government?

Solution:
QUESTION: 62

Name the Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise conducted by the Indian Coast Guard on 29 November 2017 in Port Blair

Solution:
QUESTION: 63

The following are the important events in coal mining in India:
1. The first production of coal at Raniganj
2. The establishment of Coal India Limited
3. Nationalisation of coal mines
4. Establishment of Neyveli Lignite Corporation
Their correct chronological sequence is:

Solution:
QUESTION: 64
Which of the following monuments is the oldest?
Solution:
QUESTION: 65
Salal hydro electric Project is in which of the following states ?
Solution:
QUESTION: 66
In India, population density is defined as the number of persons-
Solution:
QUESTION: 67
Green banking means-
Solution:
QUESTION: 68
Of the four landmarks in medical history given below, which one was the first to take place?
Solution:
QUESTION: 69

Consider the following statements with reference to the Periodic Table of chemical elements:
1. Ionisation potential gradually decreases along a period.
2. In a group of elements, electron affinity decreases as the atomic weight increases.
3. In a given period, electronegativity decreases as the atomic number increases.
Which of these statement(s) is /are correct?

Solution:
QUESTION: 70
Which of the following geographical features have played a great unifying role in strengthening the forces of homogeneity of the Indian people
1. The expanses of water surrounding the peninsula
2. The Himalayan Mountains
3. The vastness of the country
4. The presence of the Indian ocean
Solution:
QUESTION: 71

Living organisms require at least 27 elements of which 15 are metals. Among these, those required in major quantities include

Solution:
QUESTION: 72

Consider the following statements:
1.Except in some districts of Kerala, there is no district in other States where females outnumbered males.
2.The sex ratio in Orissa and Manipur is less than that of the national average.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:
QUESTION: 73
Consider the following statements:
1.Pearl miller (Pennisetum typhoides) can be cultivated under hot-humid conditions only.
2.Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) can be cultivated both under hot humid and hot dry conditions.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Solution:
QUESTION: 74

Consider the following statements:
1. The acid lava usually melts at a relatively higher temperature as compared to basic (basaltic) lava.
2. The acid lava solidifies into glass-like sheets and the basaltic lava solidifies into rough surfaces.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:
QUESTION: 75

There is no law or specific provision so far to govern the President-Prime Minister relationship, yet the President acts on the advice of the Prime Minister; this is based on a convention. This convention in the Indian Constitution follows the pattern of the :

Solution:
QUESTION: 76

Consider the following statements:
A. The coverage of Integrated Child Development Programme is limited and often the youngest children in the 0-3 year age group get left out of its ambit.
B. According to ICMR, at any given time , 7-15% of Indian children suffer from mental disorder.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:
QUESTION: 77

Consider the following statements :
Small-scale industries are in most cases, not as efficient and competitive as the large-scale ones. Yet the government provides preferential treatment and reservations in a range of products to the small firms because small-scale industries .
1. provide higher employment on a per unit capital development basis .
2. Promote a regional dispersion of industries and economic activities .
3. Have performed better in export on manufactured products than the large scale ones .
4. Provide jobs to low-skill workers , who otherwise may not find employment avenues elsewhere
Which of the above statements are correct ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 78
Consider the following saints:
1. Sri Chaitanya
2. Lalla Dev
3. Nambi Andar
4. Tulsidas
5. Ramanuja
Who among these were Vaishnavite saints?
Solution:
QUESTION: 79

The objective of STC is to
1. diversify the country's foreign trade
2. supplement the efforts of the private sector in developing India's foreign trade
3. increase import promotion measures
4. reduce export promotion measures
Choose your answer from the following codes :

Solution:
QUESTION: 80

Consider the following statements :
1. Cross elasticity of demand for petrol with respect to price of diesel is close to zero in short-run but it may increase in the long-run if the price differential between these two products remains high for long .
2. Cross elasticity of demand of X with respect of Y would be negative if X and Y are substitutes .
3. Cross elasticity of demand of X with respect to Y would be positive if X and Y are complements.
4. Cross elasticity of demand of X with respect to Y would be close to zero if X and Y are unrelated products .
Which of the statements given above correct ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 81
Consider the following statements:
1. Iltutmish started his career as a malik naib
2. Rukn-ud-din was the immediate successor of Iltutmish
3. Minhaj Siraj calls the clique of Turkish nobles 'chalisa' or 'chahalgani' (the family of forty)
4. Balban was awarded the tide of Ulugh Khan by Sultan Nasir-ud-din Mahmud
Which of these statements are not correct?
Solution:
QUESTION: 82
Consider the following:
1. Apavahana
2. Abhishyandavamana
3. Ahimsa
4. Upasaka Status
In which of these the Arthasastra and Asokan edict correspond exactly?
Solution:
QUESTION: 83

Consider the following statements:
1. Brahmans were extempted from execution of death penalty in all the ancient Indian scriptures, texts and law books
2. Dayabhaga, a treatise on inheritance was written by Jimutavahana of 12th century
3. The Arthashastra deals with crime and punishment, and suggests many forms of execution
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Solution:
QUESTION: 84
Consider the following statements about the Rig Vedic age:
1. There was no purdah system
2. Women often performed sati
3. Girls were given in marriage only after puberty
4. Girls sometimes had on their own chosen their husbands
Of these
Solution:
QUESTION: 85

On which of the following subjects does the finance commission of a State constituted under part IX of the constitution of India make recommendations to the governor?
1. Distribution between the state and the panchayats of the net proceeds of the taxes by the state
2. Determination of the taxes which may be assigned to, or appropriated by, the panchayats
3. Grants-in-aid to the panchayats from the consolidated fund of the state
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

Solution:
QUESTION: 86
Supreme Court is a court of record. This implies
1. It can punish for its contempt
2. Its decisions are admitted as evidence and cannot be questioned in any court of law
3. It has to keep a record of all the important cases that are conducted in India
4. Its decisions, once taken, are binding upon it.
Solution:
QUESTION: 87

Consider the following statements:
1. A bill returned by the president for reconsideration does not lapse on the dissolution of the Lok Sabha
2. A bill passed by the Lok Sabha and pending in the Rajya Sabha lapses on the dissolution of the Lok Sabha.
3. A bill under consideration of the Lok Sabha lapses when the Lok Sabha is prorogued.
4. A bill originating in the Rajya Sabha, which has not been passed by the Lok Sabha and which is still pending in the Rajya Sabha does not lapse.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

Solution:
QUESTION: 88

Consider the following statements:
1. According to Article 243D, one-third of the seats are reserved for the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in every panchayat.
2. Not less than one-third of the total number of seats reserved for the SCs and STs are reserved for women belonging to the scheduled castes or, as the case may be, the scheduled tribes
3. Not less than one-third of the total number of offices of chairpersons in panchayats at each level are reserved for woman.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

Solution:
QUESTION: 89
Which of the following emerges clearly from the Preamble?
1. When the constitution was enacted
2. The ideals that were to be achieved
3. The system of government
4. The source of authority
Solution:
QUESTION: 90
Market control was first introduced in medieval India by
Solution:
QUESTION: 91
With which Rana of Mewar did Jahangir establish final peace in 1615?
Solution:
QUESTION: 92
The Padmini legend is associated with _________
Solution:
QUESTION: 93
Who are known as the "Liberators of the Indian Press" ?
Solution:
QUESTION: 94
Which of the following is the correct description of the servants of India society ?
Solution:
QUESTION: 95

What was occassion that was used to convene the parliament of all religions at Chicago ?

Solution:
QUESTION: 96

The native state of Tripura became involved in the Freedom Mpovement early in the 20th century because :

Solution:
QUESTION: 97
The minimum land area recommended for forest cover to maintain proper ecological balance in India is
Solution:
QUESTION: 98
Permanenet Secretariat to coordinate the implementation of SAARC programme is located at
Solution:
QUESTION: 99
Which of the following countries, is not a member of G-15?
Solution:
QUESTION: 100

Which one of the following is NOT a causative factor with respect to poor coverage of forest area in Jammu and Kashmir ?

Solution:

Related tests