Today’s questions contain more of Environment and Geography, followed by History and Politics. I’m repeating myself by saying that the topics of these questions are more important than the questions. Understand of a topic thoroughly is of utmost importance.

  1. Consider the following statements about Sikhism:
    1. Guru Anged created Guru Mukhi Script
    2. Guru Tegh Bahadur was killed by Shah Jahan
    3. Guru Gobind Singh created the Sikh army called Dal Khalsa
    Choose the correct options:
    1. 1 and 2
    2. 1 and 3
    3. Only 2
    4. 1, 2 and 3
  2. Consider the following statements about Battle of Buxar, 1764:
    1. The Treaty of Allahbad was signed as a result of this
    2. The battle was fought between Mir Qasim of Bengal, Shuja-ud-Daula of Awadh and Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II.
    3. Shah Alam II conferred Diwani rights to the East India Company on Bengal
    Choose the correct answer from the following:
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 1 and 3
    c. Only 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  3. Which of the following is/are correct about the Deccan Plateau?
    1. It is an igneous province located on the Eastern Trap  
    2. It is located between Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats  
    3. It is separated from the Gangetic plane by the Satpura and the Vindhya ranges.
    Choose the correct alternative:
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 1 and 3
    c. 2 and 3
    d. Only 2
  4. Arrange the following from East to West
    1. Yongyyap Pass.
    2. Tunga Pass.
    3. Diphu Pass.
    4. Bum La
    Choose the correct options: 
    a. 3, 1, 2, 4
    b. 1, 2, 3, 4
    c. 3, 2, 1, 4
    d. 4, 2, 1, 3
  5. Which of the following is INCORRECT about the sources of these rivers?
    a. Godavari – Trimbak plateau
    b. Narmada – Satpura Range
    c. Mahanadi – Dandakarnya
    d. None of the above
  6. Which of the following is/are true about the 97th Constitutional Amendment Act, 2011?
    1. It made the right to form Cooperative Societies a Fundamental Right.
    2. It added a new part, IX- A in the Constitution.
    3. It included a new Directive Principle of State Policy
    Choose the correct options:
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1 and 3
    d. 1, 2 and 3
  7. Consider the following statements:
    1. Sun is the only source of energy for all ecosystems on Earth.
    2. On the incident solar radiation, 50% of it is Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)
    Choose the correct option:
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  8. Sakleshpur, a small village recently in news, is being threatened by which of the following animals? 
    a. King Cobras
    b. Elephants
    c. Leopards
    d. Pythons
  9. Floods in Punjab-Haryana region are mainly because of ____
    1. Improper drainage
    2. High Density rivers/streams
    3. Salt encrustation
    4. Very heavy rainfall.
    Choose the correct option:
    a. 1, 2 and 4
    b. 1, 3 and 4
    c. 1, 2 and 3
    d. All of the above
  10. Floods in Punjab-Haryana region are mainly _____
    a. the reduction of share of landlords from one half of the crop to one-third
    b. the grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators of the land
    c. the uprooting of Zamindari system and the end of serfdom
    d. writing off all peasant debts.

Please take these tests seriously. These will help in bettering your preparation and increasing your confidence for the Civil Services Prelim exam to be held in June.
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Akshay Palande

Akshay Palande is a passionate teacher helping hundreds of students in their UPSC preparation. With a degree in Mechanical Engineering and double masters in Public Administration and Economics, he has experience of teaching UPSC aspirants for 5 years. His subject of expertise are Geography, Polity, Economics and Environment and Ecology.

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