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MCQ Factory [For UPSC Prelims Exam]

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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Uploaded on 22/03/2017 
Question : With reference to Gilgit-Baltistan, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Gilgit-Baltistan is part of Jammu and Kashmir that is disputed by India and Pakistan.
  2. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes through this area.
  3. The Pamir mountains are to the north and the Hindu Kush lies to the west.
  4. Hunza River and Mt. K2 are located in this area.
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 21/03/2017 
Question : With reference to Forests of India, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Tropical dry deciduous forest has the highest forest cover in India.
  2. Largest mangrove cover in India is in Andaman and Nicobar.
  3. Moderate dense forest in India has more area than Open Forest.
  4. Arunachal Pradesh has the highest forest cover by area in India.
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1 and 2 only
1, 2 and 4 only
3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 20/03/2017 
Question : Consider the following statements:
  1. Human Genome Project (HGP)- Read was meant to synthesize human genome from the scratch.
  2. A genome is an organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes. 
  3.  Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA), which contains all of our genes is a Uni-Helix structure. 
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
1 and 3
2 and 3 only
2 only
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 19/03/2017 
Question : Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Electroluminescence (EL) is a phenomenon in which a material emits light in response to the passage of an electric current or to a strong electric field.
  2. A light-emitting diode (LED) works on Electroluminescence mechanism.
  3. A halogen lamp primarily works on the same mechanism of Electroluminescence.
  4. TFT technology is very crucial to AMOLED technology.
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1 and 2 only
1, 2 and 4 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 17/03/2017 
Question : Directions: Given below are two statements labelled as Assertion (A) and Reason (R). In the context of the two statements, which of the following is correct?
Assertion (A):  El-Nino causes flooding along the coast of Peru.
Reason (R):  Low pressure develops off the Peruvian coast during El-Nino.
Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
Both A and R are true but R is not the correct explanation of A.
A is true but R is false.
A is false but R is true.
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Uploaded on 16/03/2017 
Question : With reference to Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. CAG is appointed for a period of five years or 65 years, whichever is earlier.
  2. CAG submits its audit reports of accounts of the centre directly to the Parliament.
  3. Unlike CAG of Britain, CAG of India works as both Comptroller as well as Auditor General in practice.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
2 only
1 and 2 only
1 and 3 only
None of these
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Uploaded on 15/03/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of Indian Handicrafts and their Places of origin:
1. Chikankari embroidery     :               Rajasthan
2. Applique work                 :               Orissa
3. Kashida embroidery         :               Karnataka
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
2 only
1 and 3 only
3 only
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 14/03/2017 
Question : Consider the following about GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN).
  1. GAGAN is a collaborative project of The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Airports Authority of India (AAI).
  2. GAGAN is primarily meant for aviation.
  3.  GAGAN is based on GSAT series of satellites.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
1 and 3
2 and 3 only
1 only
1, 2 and 3 only
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Uploaded on 12/03/2017 
Question : The Arctic seed Vault which was in news recently is located in:
Pt. Barrow, Alaska
Reykjavik, Iceland
Svalbard, Norway
Svalbard, Russia
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Uploaded on 10/03/2017 
Question : Consider the following about Supercomputers.
  1. Performance of a supercomputer is measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS).
  2. India’s fastest supercomputer is PARAM Yuva - II made by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.
  3. The fastest supercomputer in the world is the Tianhe-2.
 Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
1 only
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 09/03/2017 
Question : Which of the following phenomena is/are associated with Rainbows?
1. Refraction
2. Total Internal Reflection
3. Dispersion
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1 and 2 only
1 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3
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Uploaded on 08/03/2017 
Question : Consider the following about Invasive species.
  1. Invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are “non-native” to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm. 
  2. Indian myna is an invasive species.
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 07/03/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of Cave paintings and their Themes:
  1. Bagh cave paintings        :               Buddhist theme
  2. Ellora cave paintings       :               Hindu, Buddhist and Jain theme
  3. Ajanta cave paintings     :               Buddhist theme
  4. Sittanavasal Cave paintings:        Jain theme
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
Uploaded on 07/03/2017 
Question : With reference to Nobel Prize, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Nobel Prize is awarded in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, Maths and Physiology or Medicine.
  2. Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded annually by the Swedish Academy.
  3. For Nobel Peace Prize the recipient is selected by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.
  4. Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 has been awarded to Bob Dylan, first songwriter to win this award.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
1 and 2 only
2, 3 and 4 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 05/03/2017 
Question : Consider the following pairs of Species and their Vegetation types in India:
  1. Sal                          :               Tropical moist deciduous
  2. Lantana                 :               Invasive Exotic species
  3. Palms                    :               Moist tropical Evergreen
  4. Oak                        :               Montane
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
2 and 3 only
1, 2 and 4 only
2 and 4 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
Uploaded on 04/03/2017 
Question : With reference to Project Loon, which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. Project Loon is a part of Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
  2. Project Loon can predict weather systems.
  3. Project Loon aims to provide internet services to the remote parts of the world.
  4. It is based on Nano satellites placed in geostationary orbit.
 Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
1 and 2 only
1, 2 and 4 only
2 and 3 only
1, 2, 3 and 4
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Uploaded on 03/03/2017 
Question : Which of the following statements is/are correct?
  1. The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is an arms control treaty.
  2. The CWC is administered by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a UN agency.
  3. OPCW was awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its "extensive work to eliminate chemical weapons" in the wake of Sarin gas attack in Syria.
  4. VX nerve gas, which was in news recently is banned under CWC.
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 02/03/2017 
Question : Which one of the following statement/s is correct?
The Protect and Grow American Jobs Bill in the USA proposes to double the minimum salary of H1B visa aspirants
It seeks to make a Masters degree mandatory for H1B visa holders
Both (a) and (b)
Neither (a) Nor (b)
Uploaded on 01/03/2017 
Question : Medtronic Plc has won U.S. approval for an “artificial pancreas” that is the first device (the MiniMed 670G) to automatically deliver the right dose of insulin to patients with type 1 diabetes. The device is approved for those aged
21 and older.
14 and older.
4 and older.
No age stipulation
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Uploaded on 28/02/2017 
Question : Consider the following about Ashgabat Agreement.
  1. The Ashgabat agreement is a Multimodal transport agreement for creating an international transport and transit corridor facilitating transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.
  2. India is a member state.
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 27/02/2017 
Question : Consider the following about the 8th BRICS Summit
  1. 8th BRICS Summit took place in Goa.
  2. The theme of the 8th BRICS Summit was Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions.
  3. An outreach program with the BIMSTEC countries was sought in the 8th BRICS Summit.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
1 and 3 only
2 and 3 only
1 only
1, 2 and 3
Uploaded on 26/02/2017 
Question : West Bank refers to the territory situated west of the following river
Jordan
Tigris
Euphrates
None of the above
Uploaded on 25/02/2017 
Question : Consider the following about Three Parent Baby.
  1. A three parent baby has DNA from three parents.
  2. UK has become the first country to legally approve this technique.
  3. Mexico has become home to first baby through this technique.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
1 only
2 and 3 only
1 and 3 only
1, 2 and 3 only
Uploaded on 24/02/2017 
Question : With reference to Nuclear Power Programme of India, which of the following statements is/are correct? 
  1. India's three-stage nuclear power programme was conceived by Homi Bhabha.
  2. First stage of the Programme is Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors, which uses unenriched natural uranium as its fuel, that uses heavy water (deuterium oxide D2O) as its coolant.
  3. Second stage of the Programme is Thorium Based Reactors.
  4. Third stage of the Programme is Fast Breeder Reactors, which generates more fissile material than it consumes.
 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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