UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 2

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1).
In the Indian Philosophy, the Vaiseshika system is closely allied to the Nyaya system of philosophy. Consider the following statements with this respect:
  1. Both Nyaya and Vaisheshika view ignorance as the root cause of all pain and misery
  2. Both Nyaya and Vaisheshika accept four independent sources of knowledge — perception, inference, comparison, and testimony
  3. Both Nyaya and Vaisheshika accept the liberation of the individual self as the end goal
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
2).
Consider the following statements about Sagun and Nirguna Bhakti saints:
  1. While Sagun bhakti saints were firm believer in Vedic learning, Nirguna bhakti saints questioned the authority of Vedas
  2. While Dadu Dayal was a Nirguna bhakti saint, Vallabhacharya was a Sagun bhakti saint
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
3).
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. India is the second largest producer of silk
2. Tasar is the largest variety of silk produced
3. Karnataka is leading in silk production
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
4).
Consider the following statements about Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
  1. RBI manages the money market as well as capital market in India
  2. Comptroller and Auditor General is responsible for the annual audit of the balance sheet of RBI
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
5).
Consider the following general observations about the mutations:
  1. Mutations generally occur because DNA polymerase does not always do a perfect job
  2. The cells which are under impact of something which can harm DNA, are more prone to mutations
Which among the above observations is / are correct?

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