Mega Quiz Series : Mock Test 3. for Civil Services Examination 2010

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1.Which of the following personalities of India , proposed in later half of 2009 for creation of a world space council ?
(A)APJ Abdul Kalam
(B)Man Mohan Singh
(C)K Kasturirangan
(D)G. Madhavan Nair
(E)None of them

2.Which among the following has been called Age of Amphibians?
(A)Cambrian Period
(B)Ordovician Period
(C)Silurian Period
(D)Carboniferous Period
(E)Permian Period

3.Which among the following can not be used as an Explosive chemical ?
(A)Fulminic acid
(E)Urea nitrate

4.Sadabahar is a plant whose botanical name is Vinca rosea and its is also called Nithya Kalyani in Tamilnadu and chandni plant in other certain parts of India. It’s leaves are a prominent source of alkaloids called vincristin and vinblastin. These chemicals are used in the treatment of which of the
following diseases?
(C)Tobacco Addiction
(E)Diseases of nervous system

5.Which among the following comes under the preview of Eugenics?
(A)Selective Breeding in animals
(B)Selective Breeding in Humans
(C)Application of genetic methods to the conservation and restoration of biodiversity
(D)Non-therapeutic use of cells, genes, genetic elements, or of the modulation of gene expression
(E)All of above

6.What is the security deposit for the election of Vice President of India which is to be made along with the nomination paper?
(A)Rs. 10,000
(B)Rs. 12,500
(C)Rs. 15,000
(D)Rs, 20,000
(E)Rs. 25,000

7.Which of the following recent Constitution amendment bill was commonly called as “Quota Bill” ?
(A)103rd amendment bill
(B)104th amendment bill
(C)105th amendment bill
(D)106th amendment bill
(E)107th amendment bill

8.Consider the following statements:
1. Any dispute in the election of the president is decided by Election Commission
2.Presdient’s election can not be challenged on the ground of existence of any vacancy on whatever reason in the electoral college electing him Which among the above statements are true ?
(A)1 only
(B)2 only
(C)1 & 2 both
(D)neither 1 nor 2

9.On the basis of formal requests from which of the following country Indian Navy deployed INS Savitri with a Chetak helicopter and Marine Commandos in the Indian Ocean in 2009?
(C)South Africa
(D)Sri Lanka

10.Which of the following company was commissioned by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India to get an over-view of Cruise Tourism in the country? This company published its report ‘Cruise Tourism Potential and Strategy’ in 2005.
(A)ABPS Infrastructure Advisory
(B)Crisil Infrastructure Advisory
(C)IFC Infrastructure Advisory
(D)Feedback Ventures
(E) None of them

11.”A Governor of a state can appoint any member as chief minister if no political party has a clear cut majority in the assembly” This power of the governor of a state comes under __?
(A)Executive Powers
(B)Legislative Powers
(C)Judicial Powers
(D)Discretionary Powers
(E)None of them

12.”We don’t seek our independence out of British Ruin”, who among the following made this statement ?
(A)Moti Lal Nehru
(B)Jawaharlal Lal Nehru
(C)Mahatma Gandhi
(D)Mohammad Ali Jinnah
(E)None of them

13.In which of the following modern states C Rajgopalachari led a salt march ?
(A)Andhra Pradesh

14.”We hold it to be a crime against man and God to submit any longer to a rule that has caused this fourfold disaster to our country ” in which of the following session of Congress, the Congress Working Committee declared this?
(A)Bombay Session
(B)Lahore Session
(C)Karachi Session
(D)Lucknow Session
(E)None of them

15.In 1917 there was a Thadoe Kukis movement in which area against the British efforts to recruit tribal labor for menial work and pothang which means carrying the baggage of the officials without payments?
(A)North Godavari
(B)Mayurbhanj and Manipur
(C)Chhota Nagpur

16.In context with the Judicial reforms in India, whose era tended to centralize judiciary authority and reduce administration to a system?
(A)Lord Cornwallis
(B)Lord Warren Hastings
(C)Lord Willium Bentinck
(D) Lord Minto
(E)None of them

17.Who among the following rulers introduced Sikandari Gaja , a standardized unit of measurement of land under a crop?
(A)Alauddin Khilji
(B)Shershah Suri
(E)Islam Shah Suri

18.Who among the following Rajput rulers built a city Dhillika in 736 AD?
(E)None of them

19.How many presidents of India have been honored with a Bharat Ratna before being elected as President of India?

20.Which among the following is a west flowing river in Peninsular region?

21.Which among the following is a isthmus connecting Malaysia and Myanmar?
(A)Kra isthmus
(B)Korinth isthmus
(C)Isthmus of Bolbs
(D)Isthmus of Avalon
(E)None of them

22.Consider the Following:
1. Sambhar Lake 2. Chilka Lake 3. Pulicat Lake 4. Khajjiar Lake 5. Loktak lake
How many of them are lagoon lakes ?

23.Which among the following was the first Mughal emperor, who realized and wished to drive Portuguese out of India as he considered them terrible foes of Mughal empire and looting economic sources of the country?
(E)None of them

24.During reign of which of the Following rulers the Mughal empire attained its territorial climax in North West ?
(E)None of them

25.In which year the East India Company introduced the system of auctioning the right of collecting revenue from an area to the highest bidder?

26.Who among the following Muslim reformists proclaimed himself as incarnation of Lord Krishna?
(A)Karamat Ali Jaunpuri
(B)Mirza Ghulam Ahamed
(C)Rashid Ahamed Gangohi
(D)Sayed Ahamad Khan
(E)Sayed Ahamad Barelvi

27.Which of the following part of brain is called myelencephelon?
(C)Optic Lobes
(D)Medulla oblongata

28.Which of the following hormone functions exactly opposite to the Insulin hormone?

29.Baku Caves is a famous site of Thai Pusam festival and there lies a 43 meter Gold statue of Lord Murugan which is largest in the world. In which country are located Baku Caves?

30.Goat is a versatile animal known as Poor man’s cow and found practically everywhere in India. Choose from options A to E a state in India where Goats are not bred and number of goats is virtually negligible?
(B)Madhya Pradesh

31.Which of the following state in India is top ranked in Livestock Density ?
(B)Uttar Pradesh
(D)Madhya Pradesh

32.Bring out the incorrect statement:
(A)In North east India , Coffee cultivation was introduced mainly in Mizoram
(B)Bihar is a state which leads in Tassar Silk Production
(C)Rice cultivation is almost absent in Rajasthan
(D)Comparatively larger oil seeds are sown in South India
(E)Kerala Produces approximately 50% of India’s Rubber

33.Which among the following tribal is not found in North East India?

34.At which of the following places in Gujarat Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) is being set up?

35.Which of the following ICC award was conferred to Mitchell Johnson in 2009?
(A)Player of the Year
(B)ODI Player of the Year
(C)Test Player of the Year
(D)Spirit of Cricket
(E)Emerging Player of the Year

36.Consider the following statements :
1. Decimalization of India’s currency that came into force on April 1 1957
2. Indian Coinage (Amendment) Bill was passed in 1957
3. Gujarat saw first decimal coins in India
Which among the above statements are correct ?
(A)1 only
(B)1 & 2 only
(C)2 & 3 only
(D)1 & 3 only
(E)3 only

37.Which among the following is correct about Arsenal & Real Madrid ?
(A)Athletics clubs
(B)Football (soccer) clubs
(C)Multisport clubs
(D)Basket Ball Clubs
(E)None of them

38.Bring out the wrong full form among the following abbreviations:
(A)TEBO : Technology enabled Business Outsourcing
(B)APej Region: Asia Pacific Excluding Japan Region
(C)WiMax: Worldwide Internet Microwave Access
(D)BCDR solutions: Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery solutions
(E)CDMA : Code Division Multiple Access

39.Which among the following indices involves maximum number of Nations ?
(A)Lagatum Prosperity Index
(B)Human Development Index
(C)Global Competitiveness Report
(D)Quality-of-life index
(E) Corruption Perceptions Index

40.Consider the following statements regarding the revised Defense Procurement Procedure-2009:
1. The procedure came into effect in November 2009.
2. It promotes indigenous defense industry by introducing a new category named ‘Buy and Make (Indian)
3. It enables indigenous private and public industry to enter into joint ventures with foreign suppliers by Transfer of Technology and Research and Development.
Bring out the Correct statements :
(A)1 only
(B)1 & 2 only
(C)2 & 3 only
(D)1 & 3 only
(E)3 only

41.Consider the following statements regarding National Biofuel Policy :
1. The policy says that a National Biofuel committee will be set up which will be chaired by Prime Minister of India
2. This policy proposes 20% blending of bio-fuels, both for bio-diesel and bio-ethanol, by 2017
3. India will cooperate with Israel for R & D for cellulosic ethanol and algal biodiesel
Bring out the correct statements:
(A)1 & 2 only
(B)2 & 3 only
(C)1 & 3 only
(D)1 only
(E)all 1, 2, 3

42.Airport development fee was conditionally approved by the government to be charged from Delhi & Mumbai airports in the first half of 2009 for the following period?
(A)36 months at Both The airports
(B)48 months at Both the Airports
(C)36 months at Delhi Airport and 48 months at Mumbai Airport
(D)48 months at Delhi Airport and 36 months at Mumbai Airport
(E)36 months at Delhi Airport and 60 months at Mumbai Airport

43.Ramalingaswami fellowships are provided in the study of which of the following?
(A)Information Technology
(C)Indian art & Culture
(D)Linguistic Studies
(E)Space Science & Technology

44.Approximately what fraction of Courier market is shared by Speed Post in India?
(A)7 %
(B)17 %
(C)27 %
(D)37 %
(E)47 %

45.Right to Information Act, 2005 provides that every public authority shall designate an officer within 100 days of the enactment of this Act, at each sub-divisional or other sub-district level as a Central Assistant Public Information Officer to receive the applications for information or
appeals. As a number of public authorities do not have offices located at each sub-divisional level or sub-district level, which of the following were assigned the job of appointing / designating Central Assistant Public Information Officers ?
(A)Public Sector Banks
(B)Department of Posts
(C)Indian Railways
(D)Life Insurance Company of India
(E)None of them

46.As per the latest figures which of the following countries has highest per capita GDP?

47.Consider the following statements about Shimla Agreement:
1. It aimed at normalization of relations between India and Pakistan post 1971 war
2. Both the countries decided to withdraw from the territories seized during the conflict
3. There was also an agreement on exchange of prisoners and Kashmir Dispute
Which among the above statements are correct:
(A)1 only
(B)1 & 2 only
(C)2 & 3 only
(D)all are correct
(E)None of them is correct

48.What was the proposed combined tax-GDP ratio of the centre and states to be raised to by 2009-10 as per the report of the 12th Finance Commission chaired by C Rangrajan?
(C)17.6 %

49.Which among the following recommends steps to supplement resources of local bodies in India?
(A)Reserve Bank of India
(B)State Finance Secretary
(C)Finance Commissions
(D)Local Governing body itself
(E)Ministry of Finance

50.Which among the following is the main motive behind the delimitation of the constituencies?
(A)To ensure that there are as near as practicable same geographical area in each constituency
(B)To ensure that there are as near as practicable same number of people in each constituency
(C)To ensure that there are as near as practicable same name of people of each caste in each constituency
(D)To ensure that there are as near as practicable same number of eligible voters in each constituency
(E)None of them

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  • Anonymous

    Good quiz, but comparatively easy. We need tough ones !!

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    thanks. we expect questions to the upsc standard and orientation such as questions relating persons& field,books & authors etc.. thanks again.

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  • the Y

    nice, relevant quiz. Contrary to the above comments, I found it tough (could get only 15 right!). And upto the level of the exam. Thanks. Keep these eye-opening tests coming…

    They will keep us going…

    I have a feeling, whoever commented above 'Not gud u shud wrk a lil harder to get to the UPSC level' is your jealous competitor….

    With such good work, u shud get used to jealousy n take it as a compliment :)

    – the Y

  • Anonymous

    Hello Sir,
    I have done my BE in CSE, now i want to go for IAS exam, but i totally confused for optional subject for Preliminary paper. Please suggest me , which subject i have to choose for this exam.


    Great paper… got to know more new info..
    since had been following ur site for the past 4 months i could get 25 right..

    one small suggestion.. just with every mock test can u just let us know the difficulty level like very good, good, fair, improve for the number of right answers..

  • Anonymous

    pls clarify about goats in karnataka
    and richest football club i think is manchester united

  • Anonymous

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