UPSC Civil Services (Prelims) Exam Question Paper 2023 (GS-I) Test

General Information of UPSC Civil Services (Prelims) Exam, 2023 (General Studies-I)

Exam BoardUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam NameUPSC Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2023
Exam Date28-05-2023
Exam ModeOffline
Question paper1 (GS-I)
Question paper languageHindi & English
Question paper typeObjective
SubjectGeneral Studies-I
Total Question100
Maximum Marks200
Negative Marking1/3
Time02.00 Hours

Note :- The answers to all the questions given in this question paper have been taken from the official answer key of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

This question paper includes questions related to the following subjects :-

  1. Current events of national and international importance.
  2. History of India and Indian National Movement.
  3. Indian and World Geography-Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
  4. Indian Polity and Governance-Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
  5. Economic and Social Development-Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector Initiatives, etc.
  6. General issues on Environmental ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialization.
  7. General Science.

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UPSC IAS Pre Exam Question Paper 2023 (GS-I) Test

In this test, all the questions asked in the question paper of UPSC IAS Pre exam 2023 (GS-I) have been included.

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1. Which of the following organisms perform waggle dance for others of their kin to indicate the direction and the distance to a source of their food?

2 / 100

2. With reference to Finance Bill and Money Bill in the Indian Parliament, consider the following statements :

(I) When the Lok Sabha transmits Finance Bill to the Rajya Sabha, it can amend or reject the Bill.

(II) When the Lok Sabha transmits Money Bill to the Rajya Sabha, it cannot amend or reject the Bill, it can only make recommendations.

(III) In the case of disagreement between the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, there is no joint sitting for Money Bill, but a joint sitting becomes necessary for Finance Bill.

How many of the above statements are correct?

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3. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : The soil in tropical rain forests in rich in nutrients.

Statement-II : The high temperature and moisture of tropical rain forests cause dead organic matter in the soil to decompose quickly.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

4 / 100

4. Consider the following statements in respect of election to the President of India :

(I) The members nominated to either House of the Parliament or the Legislative Assemblies of States are also eligible to be included in the Electoral College.

(II) Higher the number of elective Assembly seats, higher is the value of vote of each MLA of that State.

(III) The value of vote of each MLA of Madhya Pradesh is greater than that of Kerala.

(IV) The value of vote of each MLA of Puducherry is higher than that of Arunachal Pradesh because the ratio of total population to total number of elective seats in Puducherry is greater as compared to Arunachal Pradesh.

How many of the above statements are correct?

5 / 100

5. Who among the following rulers of Vijayanagara Empire constructed a large dam across Tungabhadra River and a canal-cum-aqueduct several kilometres long from the river to the capital city?

6 / 100

6. Which one of the following activities of the Reserve Bank of India is considered to be part of ‘sterilization’?

7 / 100

7. Consider the following actions :

(I) Detection of car crash/collision which results in the deployment of airbags almost instantaneously

(II) Detection of accidental free fall of a laptop towards the ground which results in the immediate turning off of the hard drive

(III) Detection of the tilt of the smart-phone which results in the rotation of display between portrait and landscape mode

In how many of the above actions is the function of accelerometer required?

8 / 100

8. Consider the following Statements :

Statement-I : In the post-pandemic recent past, many Central Banks worldwide had carried out interest rate hikes.

Statement-II : Central Banks generally assume that they have the ability to counteract the rising consumer prices via monetary policy means.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

9 / 100

9. Consider the following statements regarding the Indian squirrels :

(I) They build nests by making burrows in the ground.

(II) They store their food materials like nuts and seeds in the ground.

(III) They are omnivorous.

How many of the above statements are correct?

10 / 100

10. Consider the following statements in the context of interventions being undertaken under Anaemia Mukt Bharat Strategy :

(I) It provides prophylactic calcium supplementation for pre-school children, adolescents and pregnant women.

(II) It runs a campaign for delayed cord clamping at the time of child-birth.

(III) It provides for periodic deworming to children and adolescents.

(IV) It addresses non-nutritional causes of anaemia in endemic pockets with special focus on malaria, hemoglobinopathies and fluorosis.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

11 / 100

11. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : India accounts for 3.2% of global export of goods.

Statement-II : Many local companies and some foreign companies operating in India have taken advantage of India’s ‘Production-linked Incentive’ scheme.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

12 / 100

12. Consider the following statements :

(I) In a seismograph, P waves are recorded earlier than S waves.

(II) In P waves, the individual particles vibrate to and fro in the direction of wave, the particles vibrate up and down at right angles to the direction of wave propagation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

13 / 100

13. Consider the following statements :

(I) According to the Constitution of India, the Central Government has a duty to protect States from internal disturbances.

(II) The Constitution of India exempts the States from providing legal counsel to a person being held for preventive detention.

(III) According to the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002, confession of the accused before the police cannot be used as evidence.

How many of the above statements are correct?

14 / 100

14. Ilmenite and rutile, abundantly available in certain coastal tracts of India, are rich sources of which one of the following?

15 / 100

15. With reference to India, consider the following pairs :

Action – The Act under which it is covered

(I) Unauthorized wearing of police or military uniforms – The Official Secrets Act, 1923

(II) Knowingly misleading or otherwise interfering with a police officer or military officer when engaged in their duties – The Indian Evidence Act, 1872

(III) Celebratory gunfire which can endanger the personal safety of others – The Arms (Amendment) Act, 2019

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?

16 / 100

16. Consider the following statements :

The ‘Stability and Growth Pact’ of the European Union is a treaty that

(I) limits the levels of the budgetary deficit of the countries of the European Union

(II) makes the countries of the European Union to share their infrastructure facilities

(III) enables the countries of the European Union to share their technologies

How many of the above statements are correct?

17 / 100

17. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : In India, prisons are managed by State Governments with their own rules and regulations for the day-to-day administration of prisons.

Statement-II : In India, prisons are governed by the Prisons Act, 1894 which expressly kept the subject of prisons in the control of Provincial Governments.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

18 / 100

18. Which one of the following explains the practice of ‘Vattakirutal’ as mentioned in Sangam poems?

19 / 100

19. Which one of the following is the best example of repeated falls in sea level, giving rise to present-day extensive marshland?

20 / 100

20. Consider the following :

(I) Demographic performance

(II) Forest and ecology

(III) Governance reforms

(IV) Stable government

(V) Tax and fiscal efforts

For the horizontal tax devolution, the Fifteenth Finance Commission used how many of the above as criteria other than population area and income distance?

21 / 100

21. Consider the following statements in respect of the Constitution Day :

Statement-I : The Constitution Day is celebrated on 26th November every year to promote constitutional values among citizens.

Statement-II : On 26th November, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India set up a Drafting Committee under the Chairmanship of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar to prepare a Draft Constitution of India.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

22 / 100

22. Consider the following pairs :

Site – Well known for

(I) Besnagar – Shaivite cave shrine

(II) Bhaja – Buddhist cave shrine

(III) Sittanavasal – Jain cave shrine

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?

23 / 100

23. Consider the following infrastructure sectors :

(I) Affordable housing

(II) Mass rapid transport

(III) Health care

(IV) Renewable energy

On how many of the above does UNOPS Sustainable Investments in Infrastructure and Innovation (S3i) initiative focus for its investments?

24 / 100

24. Consider the following statements in relation to Janani Suraksha Yojana :

(I) It is a safe motherhood intervention of the State Health Departments.

(II) Its objective is to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality among poor pregnant women.

(III) It aims to promote institutional delivery among poor pregnant women.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

25 / 100

25. Who among the following rulers of medieval Gujarat surrendered Diu to Portuguese?

26 / 100

26. Consider the following pairs :

Area of conflict mentioned in news – Country where it is located

(I) Donbas – Syria

(II) Kachin – Ethiopia

(III) Tigray – North Yemen

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?

27 / 100

27. With reference to the Earth’s atmosphere, which one of the following statements is correct?

28 / 100

28. Which one of the following countries has been suffering from decades of civil strife and food shortages and was in news in the recent past for its very severe famine?

29 / 100

29. Consider the following activities :

(I) Spreading finely ground basalt rock on farmlands extensively

(II) Increasing the alkalinity of oceans by adding lime

(III) Capturing carbon dioxide released by various industries and pumping it into abandoned subterranean mines in the form of carbonated waters

How many of the above activities are often considered and discussed for carbon capture and sequestration?

30 / 100

30. Consider the following pairs :

Port – Well known as

(I) Kamarajar Port – First major port in India registered as a company

(II) Mundra Port – Largest privately owned port in India

(III) Vishakhapatnam – Largest container port in India

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?

31 / 100

31. About three-fourths of world’s cobalt, a metal required for the manufacture of batteries for electric motor vehicles, is produced by

32 / 100

32. Consider the following statements :

(I) Some microorganisms can grow in environments with temperature above the boiling point of water.

(II) Some microorganisms can grow in environments with temperature below the freezing point of water.

(III) Some microorganisms can grow in highly acidic environment with a pH below 3.

How many of the above statements are correct?

33 / 100

33. Consider the following statements in respect of the 44th Chess Olympiad, 2022 :

(I) It was the first time that Chess Olympiad was held in India.

(II) The official mascot was named ‘Thambi’

(III) The trophy for the winning team in the open section is the Vera Menchik Cup.

(IV) The trophy for the winning team in the women’s section is the Hamilton-Russell Cup.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

34 / 100

34. Consider the following statements :

(I) Some mushrooms have medicinal properties.

(II) Some mushrooms have psycho-active properties.

(III) Some mushrooms have insecticidal properties.

(IV) Some mushrooms have bioluminescent properties.

How many of the above statements are correct?

35 / 100

35. “Souls are not only the property of animal and plant life, but also of rocks, running water and many other natural objects not looked on as living by other religious sects.”

The above statement reflects one of the core beliefs of which one of the following religious sects of ancient India?

36 / 100

36. Which one of the following makes a tool with a stick to scrape insects from a hole in a tree or a log of wood?

37 / 100

37. Consider the following statements in respect of the National Flag of India according to the Flag Code of India, 2002 :

Statement-I : One of the standard sizes of the National Flag of India is 600 mm × 400 mm.

Statement-II : The ratio of the length to the height (width) of the Flag shall be 3 : 2.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

38 / 100

38. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : Marsupials are not naturally found in India.

Statement-II : Marsupials can thrive only in montane grasslands with no predators.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

39 / 100

39. With reference to India’s projects on connectivity, consider the following statements :

(I) East-West Corridor under Golden Quadrilateral Project connects Dibrugarh and Surat.

(II) Trilateral Highway connects Moreh in Manipur and Chiang Mai in Thailand via Myanmar.

(III) Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor connects Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh with Kunming in China.

How many of the above statements are correct?

40 / 100

40. Consider the following statements :

(I) India has more arable area than China.

(II) The proportion of irrigated area is more in India as compared to China.

(III) The average productivity per hectare in Indian agriculture is higher than that in China.

How many of the above statements are correct?

41 / 100

41. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : The Supreme Court of India has held in some judgements that the reservation policies made under Article 16(4) of the Constitution of India would be limited by Article 335 for maintenance of efficiency of administration.

Statement-II : Article 335 of the Constitution of India defines the term ‘efficiency of administration’.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

42 / 100

42. With reference to ancient Indian History, consider the following pairs :

Literary work – Author

(I) Devichandragupta – Bilhana

(II) Hammira-Mahakavya – Nayachandra Suri

(III) Milinda-panha – Nagarjuna

(IV) Nitivakyamrita – Somadeva Suri

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?

43 / 100

43. ‘Wolbachia method’ is sometimes talked about with reference to which one of the following?

44 / 100

44. Consider the following statements with reference to India :

(I) According to the ‘Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006’, the ‘medium enterprises’ are those with investments in plant and machinery between ₹ 15 crore and ₹ 25 crore.

(II) All bank loans to the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises qualify under the priority sector.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

45 / 100

45. ‘Aerial metagenomics’ best refers to which one of the following situations?

46 / 100

46. With reference to ancient India, consider the following statements :

(I) The concept of Stupa is Buddhist in origin.

(II) Stupa was generally a repository of relics.

(III) Stupa was a votive and commemorative structure in Buddhist tradition.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

47 / 100

47. Consider the following pairs :

Regions often mentioned in news – Reason for being in news

(I) North Kivu and Ituri – War between Armenia and Azerbaijan

(II) Nagorno-Karabakh – Insurgency in Mozambique

(III) Kherson and Zaporizhzhia – Dispute between Israel and Lebanon

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?

48 / 100

48. Consider the following pairs with regard to sports awards :

(I) Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award – For the most spectacular and outstanding performance by a sportsperson over period of last four years

(II) Arjuna Award – For the lifetime achievement by a sportsperson

(III) Dronacharya Award – To honour eminent coaches who have successfully trained sportspersons or teams

(IV) Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar – To recognize the contribution made by sportspersons even after their retirement

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?

49 / 100

49. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : Carbon markets are likely to be one of the most widespread tools in the fight against climate change.

Statement-II : Carbon markets transfer resources from the private sector to the State.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

50 / 100

50. Consider the following statements :

(I) The Government of India provides Minimum Support Price for niger (Guizotia abyssinica) Seeds.

(II) Niger is cultivated as a Kharif crop.

(III) Some tribal people in India use niger seed oil for cooking.

How many of the above statements are correct?

51 / 100

51. With reference to green hydrogen, consider the following statements :

(I) It can be used directly as a fuel for internal combustion.

(II) It can be blended with natural gas and used as fuel for heat or power generation.

(III) It can be used in the hydrogen fuel cell to run vehicles.

How many of the above statements are correct?

52 / 100

52. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : Switzerland is one of the leading exporters of gold in terms of value.

Statement-II : Switzerland has the second largest gold reserves in the world.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

53 / 100

53. Consider the following statements :

(I) In India, the Biodiversity Management Committees are key to the realization of the objectives of the Nagoya Protocol.

(II) The Biodiversity Management Committees have important functions in determining access and benefit sharing, including the power to levy collection fees on the access of biological resources within its jurisdiction.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

54 / 100

54. With reference to ‘Scheduled Areas’ in India, consider the following statements :

(I) Within a State, the notification of an area as Scheduled Area takes place through an Order of the President.

(II) The largest administrative unit forming the Scheduled Area is the District and the lowest is the cluster of villages in the Block.

(III) The Chief Ministers of the concerned annual reports to the Union Home Ministry on the administration of Scheduled Areas in the States.

How many of the above statements are correct?

55 / 100

55. With reference to ancient South India, Korkai, Poompuhar and Muchiri were well known as

56 / 100

56. With reference to coal-based thermal power plants in India, consider the following statements :

(I) None of them uses seawater.

(II) None of them is set up in water-stressed district.

(III) None of them is privately owned.

How many of the above statements are correct?

57 / 100

57. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : India’s public sector health care system largely focuses on curative care with limited preventive, promotive and rehabilitative care.

Statement-II : Under India’s decentralized approach to health care delivery, the States are primarily responsible for organizing health services.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

58 / 100

58. Consider the following pairs :

Objects in space – Description

(I) Cepheids – Giant clouds of dust and gas in space

(II) Nebulae – Stars which brighten and dim periodically

(III) Pulsars – Neutron stars that are formed when massive stars run out of fuel and collapse

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?

59 / 100

59. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : 7th August is declared as the National Handloom Day.

Statement-II : It was in 1905 that the Swadeshi Movement was launched on the same day.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

60 / 100

60. In India, which one of the following Constitutional Amendments was widely believed to be enacted to overcome the judicial interpretations of the Fundamental Rights?

61 / 100

61. Which one of the following is a part of the Congo Basin?

62 / 100

62. Consider the following organizations/bodies in India :

(I) The National Commission for Backward Classes

(II) The National Human Rights Commission

(III) The National Law Commission

(IV) The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission

How many of the above are constitutional bodies?

63 / 100

63. Which one of the following countries has its own Satellite Navigation System?

64 / 100

64. Consider the following countries :

(I) Bulgaria

(II) Czech Republic

(III) Hungary

(IV) Latvia

(V) Lithuania

(VI) Romania

How many of the above-mentioned countries share a land border with Ukraine?

65 / 100

65. Consider the following fauna :

(I) Lion-tailed Macaque

(II) Malabar Civet

(III) Sambar Deer

How many of the above are generally nocturnal or most active after sunset?

66 / 100

66. Consider the following statements regarding mercury pollution :

(I) Gold mining activity is a source of mercury pollution in the world.

(II) Coal-based thermal power plants cause mercury pollution.

(III) There is no know safe level of exposure to mercury.

How many of the above statements are correct?

67 / 100

67. With reference to Home Guards, consider the following statements :

(I) Home Guards are raised under the Home Guards Act and Rules of the Central Government.

(II) The role of the Home Guards is to serve as an auxiliary force to the police in maintenance of internal security.

(III) To prevent infiltration of the international border/coastal areas, the Border Wing Home Guards Battalions have been raised in some States.

How many of the above statements are correct?

68 / 100

68. Consider the following trees :

(I) Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

(II) Mahua (Madhuca indica)

(III) Teak (Tectona grandis)

How many of the above are deciduous trees?

69 / 100

69. Consider the investments in the following Assets :

(I) Brand recognition

(II) Inventory

(III) Intellectual property

(IV) Mailing list of clients

How many of the above are considered intangible investments?

70 / 100

70. By which one of the following Acts was the Governor General of Bengal designated as the Governor General of India?

71 / 100

71. Consider the following statements about G-20 :

(I) The G-20 group was originally established as a platform for the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors to discuss the international economic and financial issues.

(II) Digital public infrastructure is one of India’s G-20 priorities.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

72 / 100

72. Consider the following statements :

(I) Ballistic missiles are jet-propelled at subsonic speeds throughout their flights, while cruise missiles are rocket-powered only in the initial phase of flight.

(II) Agni-V is a medium-range supersonic cruise missile, while BrahMos is a solid-fuelled intercontinental ballistic missile.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

73 / 100

73. Consider the following statements :

Once the Central Government notifies an area as a ‘Community Reserve’

(I) the Chief Wildlife Warden of the State becomes the governing authority of such forest

(II) hunting is not allowed in such area

(III) people of such area are allowed to collect non-timber forest produce

(IV) people of such area are allowed traditional agricultural practices

How many of the above statements are correct?

74 / 100

74. Consider the following statements :

(I) The Self-Help Group (SHG) programme was originally initiated by the State Bank of India by providing microcredit to the financially deprived.

(II) In and SHG, all members of a group take responsibility for a loan that an individual member takes.

(III) The Regional Rural Banks and Scheduled Commercial Banks support SHGs.

How many of the above statements are correct?

75 / 100

75. ‘Microsatellite DNA’ is used in the case of which one of the following?

76 / 100

76. Which one of the following statements best reflects the Chief purpose of the ‘Constitution’ of a country?

77 / 100

77. Consider the following markets :

(I) Government Bond Market

(II) Call Money Market

(III) Treasury Bill Market

(IV) Stock Market

How many of the above are included in capital markets?

78 / 100

78. Consider the following statements :

(I) Recently, all the countries of the United Nations have adopted the first-ever compact for international migration, the ‘Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)’

(II) The objectives and commitments stated in the GCM are binding on the UN member countries.

(III) The GCM addresses internal migration or internally displaced people also in its objectives and commitments.

How many of the above statements are correct?

79 / 100

79. ‘Invasive Species Specialist Group’ (that develops Global Invasive Species Database) belongs to which one of the following organization?

80 / 100

80. Which one of the following best describes the concept of ‘Small Farmer Large Field’

81 / 100

81. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : Recently, the United States of America (USA) and the European Union (EU) have launched the Trade and Technology Council’.

Statement-II : The USA and the EU claim that through this they are trying to bring technological progress and physical productivity under their control.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

82 / 100

82. With reference to the role of biofilters in Recirculating Aquaculture System, consider the following statements :

(I) Biofilters provide waste treatment by removing uneaten fish feed.

(II) Biofilters convert ammonia present in fish waste to nitrate.

(III) Biofilters increase phosphorus as nutrient for fish in water.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

83 / 100

83. Consider the following statements :

(I) Amarkantak Hills are at the confluence of Vindhya and Sahyadri Ranges.

(II) Biligirirangan Hills constitute the easternmost part of Satpura Range.

(III) Seshachalam Hills constitute the southernmost part of Western Ghats.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

84 / 100

84. Consider the following statements :

(I) If the election of the President of India is declared void by the Supreme Court of India, all acts done by him/her in the performance of duties of his/her office of President before the date of decision become invalid.

(II) Election for the post of the President of India can be postponed on the ground that some Legislative Assemblies have been dissolved and elections are yet to take place.

(III) When a Bill is presented to the President of India, the Constitution prescribes time limits within which he/she has to declare his/her assent.

How many of the above statements are correct?

85 / 100

85. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : Israel has established diplomatic relations with some Arab States.

Statement-II : The ‘Arab Peace Initiative’ mediated by Saudi Arabia was signed by Israel and Arab League.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

86 / 100

86. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : India, despite having uranium deposits, depends on coal for most of its electricity production.

Statement-II : Uranium, enriched to the extent of at least 60% is required for the production of electricity.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

87 / 100

87. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : According to the United Nations’ ‘World Water Development Report, 2022’, India extracts more than a quarter of the world’s groundwater withdrawal each year.

Statement-II : India needs to extract more than a quarter of the world’s groundwater each year to satisfy the drinking water and sanitation needs of almost 18% of world’s population living in its territory.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

88 / 100

88. Consider the following :

(I) Aerosols

(II) Foam agents

(III) Fire retardants

(IV) Lubricants

In the making of how many of the above are hydrofluorocarbons used?

89 / 100

89. In the recent years Chad, Guinea, Mali and Sudan caught the international attention for which one of the following reasons common to all of them?

90 / 100

90. In essence, what does ‘Due Process of Law mean’

91 / 100

91. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : Interest income from the deposits in Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) distributed to their investors is exempted from tax, but the dividend is taxable.

Statement-II : InvITs are recognized as borrowers under the ‘Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002’.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

92 / 100

92. In which one of the following regions was Dhanyakataka, which flourished as a prominent Buddhist centre under the Mahasanghikas, located?

93 / 100

93. Consider the following statements :

(I) Jhelum River passes through Wular Lake.

(II) Krishna River directly feeds Kolleru Lake.

(III) Meandering of Gandak River formed Kanwar Lake.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

94 / 100

94. Consider the following statements :

(I) Carbon fibres are used in the manufacture of components used in automobiles and aircrafts.

(II) Carbon fibres once used cannot be recycled.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

95 / 100

95. Consider the following statements :

Statement-I : The temperature contrast between continents and oceans is greater during summer than in winter.

Statement-II : The specific heat of water is more than that of land surface.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

96 / 100

96. Consider the following dynasties :

(I) Hoysala

(II) Gahadavala

(III) Kakatiya

(IV) Yadava

How many of the above dynasties established their kingdoms in early eighth century AD?

97 / 100

97. In the context of finance, the term ‘beta’ refers to

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98. Consider the following heavy industries :

(I) Fertilizer plants

(II) Oil refineries

(III) Steel plants

Green hydrogen is expected to play a significant role in decarbonizing how many of the above industries?

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99. With reference to the Indian History, Alexander Rea, A. H. Longhurst, Robert Sewell, James Burgess and Walter Elliot were associated with

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100. With reference to Central Bank digital currencies, consider the following statements :

(I) It is possible to make payments in a digital currency without using US dollar or SWIFT system.

(II) A digital currency can be distributed with a condition programmed into it such as a timeframe for spending it.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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