Quiz 523: GK Questions For UPSC Civil Services Examination (Mock Test Series)

Consider the following parts of the Constitution of India:
  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Fundamental Duties
  3. Directive principles of State Policy
Which among the above parts of the constitution were amended to pave the way for Rights of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009?
Consider the following:
  1. Fundamental Rights
  2. Fundamental duties
  3. Directive principles of State Policy
Which among the above parts of the Constitution enshrine distinct provisions for the education of children from 0 to 6 years?
Various sections of Income Tax Act such as Section 80C, 80CCC and 80CCD give tax deduction up to Rs. 1 Lakh in lieu of investments in various saving instruments. In this context, Investment in which among the following will allow a person additional tax deduction apart from this limit of Rs 1 lakh?
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme is related to which of the following?
Consider the following statements
  1. The Prime Minister’s Shram Awards are given to ONLY the workers of the Public Sector
  2. The Highest category in the Prime Minister’s Shram Awards is Shram Ratna
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
Consider the following statements in context with the Haj Committee of India:
  1. Three Muslim Members of Parliament are nominated as members of Haj Committee of India
  2. A minister can not be the chairman of Haj Committee of India
  3. The Central Government has right to appoint a Chairman of the Haj Committee of India
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
Consider the following statements in context with the Biodiversity Act 2002:
  1. Biodiversity Heritage Sites can be declared by the Union Government under the Bio Diversity Act 2002
  2. The Vaids and Hakims who have been practicing indigenous medicine, are now required to give prior intimation to the State Biodiversity Board to use the bio-resources of the country.
  3. The patents related to Biological Resources can not be applied for without due permission from the National Biodiversity Authority.
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
Bansloachan or Tabasheer is obtained from certain species of which plant?
Consider the following statements:
  1. The Ilbert Bill (1884) Controversy caused the greatest racial cleavage in India prior to establishment of the Indian National Congress
  2. Viceroy Ripon actually desired to abolish the racial prejudice from the Indian Penal Code while introducing this bill
Which among the above statement is / are correct?
Which among the following was the first European nation which broke through the Portuguese monopoly in the east?


  1. chauhanraka

    May 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    A very guiding and clear view of GK. Thanx a lot……

  2. manjiri

    May 15, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Sr,can u plz tell me that in question no.12 statement no 2 is not right….why?

    • admin

      May 15, 2011 at 10:13 am

      The state government of Nagaland adopted a Bamboo Policy in 2004. The Policy articulates the development of Bamboo in Nagaland along two approaches: 1.Development of Bamboo as a Resource, and 2.. Development of Bamboo as an Enterprise. Thus statement 1 is correct and Nagaland is the first state of India to launch its Bamboo policy. The statement 2 is tricky. The National Bamboo Mission is under Ministry of Agriculture, but National Mission on Bamboo Application is under Ministry of Science and Technology. So statement 2 stands incorrect. Statement 3 is correct and most of us know this. Bansloachan or Tabasheer is composed mainly of silica and water with traces of lime and potash and it is obtained from the nodal joints of some species of bamboo.

  3. vijaykumarsalagar

    February 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    sir give me all inf about youer test serious and study material who the joining for youe test serious i am upsc preparing in pune but dont no idea about the jopining the test serious pls mail or give me a nomber

  4. shilpi

    April 12, 2012 at 9:35 am

    in q-5 there is a typo, it should be fowler not flower :)

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