GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS PAPER - 1

Set no -"D"
ANSWER KEY 2017

GENERAL STUDIES PRELIMS PAPER - 1

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Set no -"D"
ANSWER KEY 2017
Qs.No. Question Correct Answer Set No. Topic Page No.
1 Which one of the following was a very important seaport in the Kakatiya B - - -
2 With reference to ,'Global Climate Change Alliance', A - - -
3 With reference to the religious history of India B - - -
4 Mediterranean Sea is a border of which C 4 World Geog. 17/43
5 With reference to ,National Investment and Infrastructure Fund', D 8 India Year Book 219
6 The Global Infrastructure Facility is a/an B - - -
7 For election to the Lok Sabha, a nomination paper C 1 Polity 76 / 77
8 Consider the following statements: 1. In India, the Himalayas are spread over five States only. B 3 Indian Geog. Big Map
9 Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a standard criterion C 3 Environ Ecology 312
10 With reference to the role of UNHabitat in the United Nations B - - -
11 With reference to 'National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF)', B 8 / 6 India Year Book Economy 175 * 39
12 In the context of Indian history, the principle of "Dyarchy (diarchy)" D 2 History 79
13 Consider the following in respect of 'National Career Service': B 8 India Year Book Economy 173
14 Which of the following statements best k describes the term 'Scheme B 7 Current Affairs 215
15 Consider the following statements: 1. Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants is a unique initiative of G20 group of countries. B 7 Current Affairs 158
16 With reference to 'Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)' sometimes mentioned B 3 Indian Geog. 92
17 If you want to see gharials in their natural habitat, B 3 Biodiversity 275
18 Consider the following in respect of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS): B - - -
19 The painting of Bodhisattva Padmapani is one of the most famous A 5 GK 221 *
20 Consider the following pairs: 1. Chaliha Sahib Festival- Sindhis A 7 - -
21 Which of the following practices can help in water conservation in agriculture? D 3 Indian Geog 58 / 117 / 118
22 Consider the following statements: The nation-wide 'Soil Health Card Scheme, B 6 Economy 41
23 Commonly used material vs. Unwanted or controversial chemicals found in them D - - -
24 Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) are used to create digital display in many devices. C 5 Science & Tech 163 *
25 Which of the following is/are famous for Sun temples? A - - -
26 Consider the following statements: 1. In the election for Lok Sabha or State Assembly, D 1/8 Polity/India Year Book 97/118
27 Which of the following has/have occurred in India after its liberalization B 6 Economy 21/182
28 What is the application of Somatic Cell CJ Nuclear Transfer Technology? C 9 Current Affairs 22
29 Consider the following statements: 1. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) C 9 / 6 Current / Economy 62 / 37
30 The term M-STRIPES? is sometimes seen in V the news in the context of B - - -
31 What is/are the most likely advantages of implementing 'Goods and Services Tax (GST)'? A 7 Current Affairs 169
32 'Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA)' is sometimes A - - -
33 Consider the following statements: 1. India has ratified the Trade A 9 Current Affairs 66
Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
34 What is the importance of developing Chabahar Port by India? C 8 / 9 India Year Book / Current 56 / 152
35 In India, it is legally mandatory for which of the following to report on cyber security incidents? D 9 Current Affairs 64 / 1132
36 Right to vote and to be elected in India is a D 1 Polity 76 / 77
37 What is the purpose of 'evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (eLISA)' project? B 9 Current Affairs 89 *
38 What is the purpose of Vidyanjali Yojana'? A - - -
39 What is the aim of the programme 'Unnat Bharat Abhiyan'? B 8 India Year Book 63
40 Consider the following statements: 1. The Election Commission of India is a five-member body. D 1 Polity 76 / 77
41 In India, if a species of tortoise is declared protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, what does it imply? A 7 Current Affairs 140
42 In India, Judicial Review implies A 1 Polity 140
43 With reference to Indian freedom struggle, consider the following events: C 2 History 97 / 106 / 110
44 Consider the following statements: 1. Tax revenue as a percent of GDP of India D 6 / 8 Economy / Eco. Survey 103 / 17
45 Recently there was a proposal to translocate some of the lions from their natural habitat in Gujarat to which one of the following sites? B - - -
46 Which of the following are not necessarily the consequences of the proclamation of the President?s rule in a State? B 1 Polity 120
47 Which of the following are envisaged by the Right against Exploitation in the Constitution of India? C 1 Polity 26
48 Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar? A 4 World Geog. 15 (Map)
49 Out of the following statements, choose the one that brings out the principle underlying the Cabinet form of Government: C 1 Polity 51
50 Which one of the following is not a feature of Indian federalism? D 1 Polity 16 / 17
The object of the Butler Committee of 1927 was to? D 2 History 153
52 The term 'Domestic Content Requirement' is sometimes seen in the news with reference to A 7 Current Affairs 138
53 Consider the following statements: 1. The Nuclear Security Summits are periodically held under the aegis D - - -
54 Who among the following can join the National Pension System (NPS)? C 8 India Year Book 228 / 227
55 With reference to river Teesta, consider the following statements: B 3 Indian Geog. 47
56 Consider the following statements: 1. In tropical regions, Zika virus disease is transmitted C 9 Current Affairs 27
57 Consider the following statements: 1. The Standard Mark of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) A 8 India Year Book 26
58 What is/are the advantage/advantages of implementing the 'National Agriculture Market' scheme? C 7 Current Affairs 212
59 With reference to the 'National Intellectual Property Rights Policy', consider the following statements: C 8 / 9 India Year Book / Current Affiars 103 / 37 *
60 According to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, which of the following D - - -
61 Which of the following statements is/are true of the Fundamental Duties of an Indian citizen? D 1 Polity 47
62 Consider the following pairs: 1. Radhakanta Deb - First President B 2 History 62
63 Which one of the following objectives is not embodied in the Preamble to the Constitution of India? B 1 Polity 18
64 With reference to 'Quality Council of India (QCI)', consider the following statements: C - - -
65 What is the purpose of setting up of Small Finance Banks (SFBs) in India? A 7 Current Affairs 184
66 With reference to 'Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development D 9 Current Affairs 122
67 Democracy's superior virtue lies in the fact that it calls into activity A 1 Polity 51
68 Which of the following is a most likely consequence of implementing the 'Payments Interface (UPI)'? A 7 Current Affairs 167
69 The terms 'Event Horizon', 'Singularity', 'String Theory' and A 9 Current Affairs 150
'Standard Model'
70 With reference to agriculture in India, how can the technique of `genome sequences', D 5 Science & Tech. 278 (Q)
71 The main advantage of the parliamentary form of government is that C 1 Polity 51
72 In the context of India, which one of the following is the correct relationship between Rights and Duties? A A Polity 44 / 47
73 The mind of the makers of the Constitution of India is reflected in which of the following? A 1 Polity 18
74 If you travel by road from Kohima to Kottayam, what is the minimum number of States B 3 Indian Geog. 125 (Map) / 58 (Kottayam)
75 The Parliament of India exercises control over the functions of the Council D 1 Polity 78
76 With reference to the Parliament of India, 4 consider the following statements: D 1 Polity 89 *
77 With reference to the difference between the culture of Rigvedic Aryans C 2 History 185 / 186 / 182
78 Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme' is sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to A - - -
79 From the ecological point of view, which one of the following assumes importance A - - -
80 One of the implications of equality in society is the absence of A 1 Polity 27
81 Consider the following statements in respect of Trade Related Analysis B - - -
82 Which principle among the 'following was added to the Directive Principles B 1 Polity 42
83 Which one of the following statements is correct? 1. Rights are claims of the State against the citizens. C 1 Polity 25 / 26
84 Which of the following gives 'Global Gender lb Gap Index' ranking to the countries of the world? A 6 Economy 273
85 Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Smart India Hackathon 2017? B - - -
86 Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)? A 8 India Year Book 215
87 With reference to Manipuri Sankirtana, consider the following statements: B 2 History 269
88 Who among the following was/were associated with the introduction of Ryotwari C 2 History 23
89 In the context of solving pollution problems C Test Paper - 6 Q. 6
90 The Trade Disputes Act of 1929 provided for D - - -
91 Local self-government can be best explained as an exercise in B 1 Polity 185
92 With reference to the Constitution of India, the Directive Principles of State Policy constitute limitations upon D 1 Polity 42 / 44
93 The term 'Digital Single Market Strategy' seen in the news refers to C - - -
94 At one of the places in India, if you stand on the seashore and watch the sea, you will find C - - -
95 With reference to the 'Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act B 7 Current Affairs 182
96 Due to some reasons, if there is a huge fall in the population of species C 3 Biodiversity 193 / 194
97 It is possible to produce algae based biofuels, but what is/are the likely B 4 World Geog. 165 *
98 Which of the following are the objectives of 'National Nutrition Mission'? A 1 Polity 229
99 Consider the following statements: 1. The Factories Act, 1881 was passed with a view B 2 History 137
100 In the context of mitigating the impending global warming due to anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide D 4 Climate Change 309
100 D 4 Climate Change 309
TOTAL QUESTIONS FROM CRACKIAS NOTES 77
LAST YEAR CUT - OFF (2016) 58
This year expected Cut-off (2017) 52-55