IAS Level Questions: Have a Look at some IAS Level IQ Questions

IAS Level IQ Questions 

UPSC IAS exam is considered one of the toughest exams in our country. Have you ever tried taking a look at these questions? If not, then don’t worry. In this article, we will discuss some IAS level questions. Read this article till the end to know some IAS type questions related to GK, Maths and more.

IAS Level GK Questions


The “World Water Development Report” is a flagship report of which organisation?

a) UN Environment Programme

b) Global Water Intelligence

c) UN-Water

d) International Water Association

Answer. (c) UN-Water


Which organisation or body appointed the UK Sinha committee on MSMEs?

a) Reserve Bank of India

b) Ministry of MSME

c) Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

d) NITI Aayog

Answer. (a) Reserve Bank of India


Consider the following statements:

  1. The Geological Survey of India (GSI) revealed that Arunachal Pradesh has 35% graphite deposits in India.
  2. Graphite is a good conductor of electricity

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 & 2

d) None of the above

Answer. (c) Both I & II


Which State has the cheapest Vegetarian Thali as per the Economic Survey 2019-20?

a) Punjab

b) Jharkhand

c) UP

d) Bihar

Answer. (b) Jharkhand


Consider the following statements:

  1. The first case of Coronavirus was reported from China
  2. Coronavirus is officially known as ‘COVID-19’
  3. Coronavirus is a highly contagious disease but does not spread from human to animal.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are incorrect?

a) 1 only

b) 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1 and 3 only

Answer. (b) 3 only


Which state has the highest forest cover as per the State of Forest Report 2019?

a) Jharkhand

b) Madhya Pradesh

c) Uttar Pradesh

d) Meghalaya

Answer. (b) Madhya Pradesh


Consider the following statements with regard to PFRDA:

  1. PFRDA stands for Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Agency
  2. The PFRDA consists of a Chairperson and not over six members
  3. PFRDA regulates the National Pension System (NPS).

Which of the given statement(s) is/are correct?

a) 1 Only

b) 3 Only

c) 1 and 2 Only

d) 2 and 3 only

Answer. (d) 2 and 3 only

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IAS Level Maths Questions


Excluding stoppages, the speed of a bus is 54 kmph and including stoppages, it is 45 kmph. For how many minutes does the bus stop per hour?

a. 5 min

b. 10 min

c. 4 min

d. 9 min


A man wants to reach a window which is 40 feet above the ground. The distance from the foot of the ladder to the wall is 9 feet. How long should the ladder be?

a. 81 feet

b. 40 feet

c. 41 feet

d. 54 feet


Roy and Kavi are working on an assignment. Roy takes 6 hours to type 32 pages on a computer, while Kavi takes 5 hours to type 40 pages. How much time will they take, working together on two different computers to type an assignment of 110 pages?

a. 8 hours 15 minutes

b. 10 hours

c. 7 hours 50 minutes

d. 6 hours 40 minutes


A man can cover a distance in 1hr 24min by covering 2/3 of the distance at 4 km/h and the rest at 5km/h. What is the total distance to be covered?

a. 4 km

b. 6 km

c. 10 km

d. 8 km

IAS Level IQ Questions


( ) + ( ) + ( ) + ( ) + ( ) = 30 This is what you have for the equation. The following are the numbers that you can use to fill in the brackets: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15. You can repeat the numbers if required. The resulting sum should be 30.

A. There is no mention if you can use a sign or not and thus the only possible way to get this is as follows: (15 – 9) + (13 – 7) + (7 – 1) + (9 – 1) + (13 – 9).

If you solve inside the brackets, you will get the following equation 6 + 6 + 6 + 8 + 4


How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking?

Answer: Concrete floors are very hard to crack!

Explanation: This question tests the mental alertness of the candidate.


Twins(Adarsh and Anupam) were born in May but their birthday is in June. How’s this possible?

Answer: May is the name of the place where the babies were born.

Explanation: This a hilarious question of smart wordplay. A good presence of mind is needed to answer the questions.


Where Lord Rama would have celebrated his “First Diwali”?

Answer:  Most of the people would answer the Ayodya or Lanka because we were told this in our childhood.  But this is a wrong answer.

Explanation: This a trick question. Literary History says that Diwali was celebrated after Lord Krishna defeated Narakasura. In Dasavatharams of Lord Vishnu, Krishnavathaar comes after Raamavathaar. Diwali was celebrated after Ram Avataar. Which means Lord Rama would never have celebrated Diwali.


James Bond was pushed out of an aeroplane without any parachute. He survived. How?

Answer: The aeroplane was on the runway.

Explanation: Here the objective is to check the presence of the mind of the candidate.

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Now that you know the level of IAS questions.  Are you deciding to go for full-time preparation? UPSC Civil Service Exam is a type of exam where a proper organization of studies is required. Apart from these to crack the exam you will have to do lots of hard work and will have to make many sacrifices.

If you have tried the above questions by yourself,  let us know how many you got right in the comment section below!

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