Quiz 550: General Studies for UPSC & State PSC Examinations

1. Consider the following:

  1. Clover
  2. Sugarcane
  3. Alfalfa

Which among the above are plantation crops?

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

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2. Which among the following always decreases in a Food chain across tropic levels?
[A] Number
[B] Accumulated chemicals
[C] Energy
[D] None of the above

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3. In context with the operation of a transport business from scratches, which among the following mode would follow the Highest Fixed Cost and Lowest Running Cost?
[A] Road
[B] Rail
[C] Water
[D] Pipe line

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4. world’s largest helium-rich natural gas fields are located in which country?

[A] Australia
[B] China
[C] India
[D] USA

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5. Which among the following is the driest desert in Earth?
[A] Kalahari
[B] Atacama
[C] Mojave Desert
[D] Tabernas Desert

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6. The term Cyberknife is most closely associated with which among the following?
[A] Magnetic Resonance
[B] Cancer Surgery
[C] Software Security
[D] Remote sensing

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7. Which among the following is a correct definition of the Political Party in India?
[A] Political party means an association or a body of individual citizens of India registered with the Election Commission as a political party under provisions of Article 324 of Constitution of India
[B] Political party means an association or a body of individual citizens of India notified as a Political party by the Election Commission of India
[C] Political party means an association or a body of individual citizens of India which has been able to secure certain number of votes as prescribed by the Election Commission
[D] Political party means an association or a body of individual citizens of India registered with the Election Commission as a political party under provisions of Section 29A of Representation of People Act, 1951

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8. Consider the following:

  1. Kisan Vikas Patra
  2. Public Provident Fund
  3. Post Office Savings

Which among the above are considered to be the small savings in India ?

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

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9. The Jhamarkotra mines of Rajasthan are best known for which among the following minerals?
[A] Mica
[B] Zinc
[C] Rock Phosphate
[D] Lime Stone

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10.  Consider the following statements:

  1. National Small Savings Fund (NSSF) was set up on 1st April, 1999
  2. NSSF is a part of the Public Account of India
  3. The State Governments can borrow money from the National Small Savings Fund

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] 1 & 2 are correct
[C] 1 & 3 are correct
[D] All are correct

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