We are hoping that everyone taking these tests are paying attention to the topics related to these questions. In the Civil Services Exam, questions are never repeated, and neither can anyone guarantee what will be coming in the actual question. Nevertheless, your preparation has to be thorough, and this effort is in the same direction.
Here’s today’s test!

  1. Consider the following statements.
    1. A committee headed by Timothy Gonsalves has recommended 20% quota for girls in IITs.
    2. This idea has to be approved by the Prime Minister for being implemented.
    Which of the statements is/are true?
    a. Only 1
    b. Only 2
    c. Both 1 and 2
    d. None of the above
  2. On a question whether a member of parliament (MP) is subject to any of the disqualification under Representation of People’s Act, 1951 whose decision is final?
    a. President
    b. Prime Minister
    c. Supreme Court
    d. Election Commission
  3. India has Kalapani and Susta territorial dispute with which of the following nations? 
    a. Bangladesh
    b. Bhutan
    c. Nepal
    d. Myanmar
  4.  Wassenar arrangement seeks to bring transparency in the export of _____.
    1. conventional arms.
    2. dual-use goods.
    3. small arms and light weapons.
    4. military aircraft
    Which of the following is/are correct? 
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 1, 3 and 4
    c. 2 and 3
    d. All of the above
  5. Which of the following areas is/are best suited for formation of air masses?
    1. an extensive area with broadly uniform surface of earth.
    2. areas having cyclones.
    3. hot deserts in tropical regions.
    Choose the correct option from the following:
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 1 and 3
    c. Only 1
    d. All of the above
  6. Which of the following pairs of Indian embroidery is correctly matched with their state?
    a. Kashida : Karnataka
    b. Phulkari : Punjab
    c. Kasuti : West Bengal
    d. All of the above
  7. In India, which of the following is/are a mechanism of deficit financing?
    1. borrowing from RBI.
    2. borrowing from commercial banks.
    3. issuing fresh currency notes.
    Choose the correct option from the following: 
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 2 and 3
    c. 1 and 3
    d. All of the above
  8. Many places in India are famous for particular minerals. Consider the following pairs:  
    1. Zawar : Uranium.
    2. Khetri : Copper.
    3. Balaghat : Manganese.
    4. Jaduguda : Zinc
    Which of the following are matched correctly? 
    a. 1 and 2
    b. 1, 2 and 3
    c. 2 and 3
    d. 3 and 4
  9. India’s first ever training centre dedicated for Para Athletes is set to come up in which one of the following states?
    a. Gujarat
    b. Madhya Pradesh
    c. Maharashtra
    d. Kerala
  10. International Development Association (IDA) is called the ‘soft’ window of the World Bank  because _____.
    a. it lends for software and It development
    b. taking loans from it is very easy
    c. its loans are interest free
    d. None of the above

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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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