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MCQ Factory [For UPSC Prelims Exam]

Uploaded on 14/04/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of International boundaries and the Countries involved:
  1. Durand Line        :               India-Pakistan
  2. Radcliffe Line     :               Pakistan-Afghanistan
  3. McMahon Line    :               India-China in eastern and western sector          
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
1 and 2 only
3 only
1, 2 and 3
None of these
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Uploaded on 13/04/2017 
Question : Rushikulya river is located in:
Odisha
West Bengal
Bihar
Andhra Pradesh
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Uploaded on 12/04/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of Temples and their School of Architecture:
  1. Modhera Sun Temple                :               Solanki school
  2. Kandariya Mahadev Temple       :               Khajuraho School
  3. Jagannath Temple                     :               Orissa School
  4. Meenakshi Temple, Madurai       :               Nayaka School
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
 
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3 only
2 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 11/04/2017 
Question : With reference to Dalai Lama, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. The current Dalai Lama is the 14th Dalai Lama.
  2. Dalai Lama has recently visited the place of India’s largest Monastery.
  3. Second Capital of Himachal Pradesh is the Dalai Lama's residence and the headquarters of Central Tibetan Administration.
  4. The Dalai Lama is believed to be incarnation of Avalokiteśvara.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 and 2 only
1, 2 and 4 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 10/04/2017 
Question : Consider the following about Lion Capital:
  1. It was discovered near Varanasi.
  2. Our National Emblem is the Lion Capital, without the crowning wheel and the lotus base. 
  3. Lion Capital belongs to the Gupta Period.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
1 and 2 only
2 and 3 only
1 only
1, 2 and 3 only
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Uploaded on 08/04/2017 
Question : Consider the following about Graphene.
  1. It is a molecule of carbon in the form of a hollow sphere.
  2. A Nobel prize in Physics was awarded to two scientists in 2010 for ground breaking experiments regarding the material graphene.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 07/04/2017 
Question : 1.With reference to Calendars in India, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Gregorian Calendar is used as the official civilian calendar in the country.
  2. Gregorian calendar is a Lunar calendar.
  3. Vikram Samvat started in 57 AD.
  4. Saka Samvat is both Solar and Lunar Calendar.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 and 2 only
4 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 06/04/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of Rivers and the Capital cities associated with them:
  1. Thames                                :               London
  2. Danube                                :               Bratislava 
  3. Rhine                    :               Paris
  4. Hudson                                :               Washington
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
 
1 and 2 only
1, 2 and 3 only
2 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 05/04/2017 
Question : Consider the following about Falcon 9.
  1. It is a reusable rocket.
  2. It has been designed by NASA.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 only
2 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 03/04/2017 
Question : NISAR, often seen in news is a:
Monster tropical cyclone which made a landfall on the North-eastern coast of Australia
Joint project of ISRO and NASA
Bird species found in Western Ghat and listed as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List
Anti-Submarine torpedo developed by DRDO
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Uploaded on 02/04/2017 
Question : Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Bharat Stage Emission Standards have been instituted by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), instituted within the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change.
  2. Under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP), four air pollutants viz., Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Oxides of Nitrogen as NO2, Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) and Respirable Suspended Particulate Matter (RSPM / PM10) have been identified for regular monitoring at all the locations.
  3. The first emission norms were introduced in India in 1991 for petrol and 1992 for diesel vehicles.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
2 only
1 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 01/04/2017 
Question : With reference to Rig Vedic Society, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Rig Vedic society was primarily pastoral.
  2. Metal money was used widely.
  3. Women slaves were employed for domestic purpose.
  4. It was an egalitarian society.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 and 2 only
1, 3 and 4 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 31/03/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements:
1. Nagoya Protocol is related to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
2. Nagoya Protocol was preceded by Cartagena Protocol on CBD.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 only
1 only
Both 1 and 2
Neither 1 nor 2
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Uploaded on 30/03/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements:
  1. Hellenistic art belonged to the Roman culture.
  2. Romans were the first to issue gold coins in India. 
  3. Meander, a famous Roman king was converted to Buddhism by Nagasena.
Select the correct statement using the codes given below.
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
None of these
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 29/03/2017 
Question : Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. The purchasing power of currency falls due to inflation.
  2. Deflation is a slowdown in the rate of price inflation.
  3. Core inflation includes Food and Fuel.
  4. Stagflation occurs when the prices of goods rise while unemployment increases and spending declines.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 and 2 only
1 and 4 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 27/03/2017 
Question : Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan is aimed to:
Make India disabled friendly
Simplify Income tax filing procedure
Decongest traffic from metropolitan cities
Promote tourism in arduous terrains of Himalayas
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Uploaded on 26/03/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of Communities in news and In affairs of Country:
  1. Houthis               :               Iran
  2. Rohingya             :               Myanmar
  3. Madhesi              :               Nepal
  4. Hazara                :               Indonesia
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3 only
2 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 25/03/2017 
Question : Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. An Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) is a marketing board established by a state government in India.
  2. Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP) recommends Minimum Support Prices for 23 (MSP) crops.
  3. CACP is under Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 and 2 only
1 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 24/03/2017 
Question : Consider the following about Snow leopard:
  1. It can only be found in Western Himalayas.
  2. The snow leopard is listed as Endangered on the IUCN-World Conservation Union’s Red List. 
  3. Snow leopards are known for their high pitched roar.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
2 only
1, 2 and 3 only
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Uploaded on 23/03/2017 
Question : With reference to Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. SCO was setup immediately after the disintegration of USSR in 1991.
  2. SCO has its headquarter in Beijing.
  3. India and Pakistan are full members of SCO.
  4. The 2017 summit of SCO will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
 Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
1 and 2 only
2 and 4 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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