2017-Quiz-3: General Studies for UPSC Examinations

1. Which among the following Congress sessions was known for concession of separate electorates for the Muslims by the Congress Party?
[A] 1913 Karachi Session
[B] 1915 Bombay Session
[C] 1916 Lucknow Session
[D] 1917 Calcutta Session

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2. The annual reports of which of the following bodies is NOT caused to be laid before the Parliament by President of India?
[A] Finance Commission
[B] National Human Rights Commission
[C] Public Accounts Committee

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3. Constitution of India guarantees which of the following to the states of India?
[A] Territorial Integrity
[B] Sovereignty
[C] Right to secede from Union
[D] None of them

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Consider the following statements in context with the Asian Development Bank:

  1. Its shareholders are only Asian Countries
  2. It offers both hard loans and soft loans
  3. Trade Finance Programme is one of the programmes of Asian Development Bank

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3

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5. Currently, India is member of which of the following?
1. Nuclear Suppliers Group
2. Wassenaar Arrangement
3. Australia Group
4. Missile Technology Control Regime
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 3 & 4
[B] Only 4
[C] Only 2 & 4
[D] None of them

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6. Identify the correct wetland from the information given below:

  1. It is located on the eastern coast of India
  2. It is home to a famous bird sanctuary
  3. It is in the vicinity of an important space research centre of India
  4. It’s a Brackish water lagoon

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Pulicat Lake
[B] Kolleru Lake
[C] Chilka Lake
[D] Bhitarkanika

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Consider the following statements in context with the election of Secretary General of the United Nations:

  1. A person can become secretary general of United Nations for not more than 2 times
  2. The appointment of Secretary General is done by the United Nations Security Council
  3. A person from either permanent members or non-permanent members only can become a secretary general

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] None of them

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8. Which of the following is not a correct feature of Rig-Vedic economy?
[A] Primarily pastoral economy
[B] Cultivation of multiple cereals
[C] Abundance of wage earners
[D] Sedentary agriculture society

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9. In the constitution of India, the Freedom of speech and expression:
[A] Is enshrined in Part III
[B] Is absolute
[C] Can not be curtailed by legislation
[D] Can be suspended in emergency

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10. Which among the following authorities decides , how far the fundamental rights can apply to the members of the armed forces in India?
[A] President of India
[B] Parliament of India
[C] Arms Forces themselves
[D] Arms Forces Tribunal

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  • Dayaram Singh

    Thanks a lot to all