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Dear Friends,

Let is share and post / paste here questions of various test series . If we crowd source enough, we know that questions will come from here. There was a thread of crowd sourced questions in the past, where @wunwun @burger @pizza and all had contributed and that year we had many questions come from there. 


Let us start this initiative. Also please follow the convention followed last year by @neyawn Sir, let us number the questions in a serial number.


Here I am starting


#1Choose correct statements

1) M N Roy was the founder of Communism in India

2) M N Roy first mooted the idea of Constituent Assembly

3) Patel was the Chairman of Committee on negotiating with states

4) Nehru was the Chairman of Drafting Committee


Select correct

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) None of t

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Thinker said

#23)Consider the following pairs:

Index/Report          Published by

1. Global Gender Gap Report — World  Economic  Forum

2. Gender Inequality — UNESCO

3. Gender Parity Index— United Nations Development Programme

Which of the pairs given above is/are Incorrectly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d)  2 and 3 only



 

I guess its C only. Am I right?

No crct answer is D.

GGG Report by WEF( India rank 112 in 2020 report)

GII by UNDP( India rank 122 in 2019 report)

GPI by UNESCO

#43)Which the following is the first to sprout on the moon surface?

A)Wheat

B)Potato 

C)Canola

D)Cotton.

Cotton. 

The Chinese grew it. And its already dead now :(

Okay its a good initiative,but can you clear what is the Modus operandi like just post the question or question with answer or discussion also.

Just the questions.

Then we discuss those with some explanations. Avoid just writing a,b,c,d

Hi,

With hardly 120 days left for Prelims 2020, I urge all community members and aspirants for 2020 to invest their energies into Prelims preparation. As we all know, practice is the key; let's pool in our diversified resources and ensure we solve enough MCQs. 

48) During British rule, the formation of Nari Bahinis or women brigades is associated with the

a. Tebhaga Movement

b. Quit India Movement

c. Civil Disobedience Movement

d. Mappila Revolt

@upsc2020 Correct Answer is A. 



The Tebhaga movement erupted in 1946 in Bengal on the eve of the withdrawal of the British. Although the tide of Tebhaga receded as fast as it rose, the uprising stands out as one of the most important political events in twentieth century Bengal. Among the unique features of the movement is the large-scale participation of women on par with men. The landless and poor peasant women formed fighting troops called nari bahini and took a front rank role in defending the gains of the movement and in countering the repression of the state.


Thinker said

#22)Consider the following leaders:

1. C.R. Das

2. Lala Lajpat Rai

3. C. Rajagopalachari

4. Motilal Nehru

Which of the above leaders were the members of Swatantra Party ?

(a)  2 and 4only

(b)  3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

It should be 3 only i.e. B

Yes crct answer is B

Swatantra party formed by C.rajagopalachari in 1959 reaction to what he felt was the Jawaharlal Nehru dominated Indian National Congress increasingly socialist and statist outlook.

Other prominent leaders of Swatantra:

N G Ranga,K M Munish & Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu.

Whereas SWARAJ PARTY IS: Founded by

C.R. Das,Lala Lajpat Rai & Motilal Nehru in 1923

#32)Consider the following statements about the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council 

(1) It is a non-statutory, permanent and independent body. 

(2) The prime aim is to analyse all the critical issues, economic or otherwise, referred to it by the Prime Minister and advising him thereon. 

(3) The Prime Minister is the Chairman of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. 

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect? 

(a) 1 and 2 only 

(b) 1 and 3 only 

(c) 3 only 

(d) 1, 2 and 3

#2 consider following statements 

1)Government of India Act 1909 provided for dyrachy at both center and provincial level.

2)Indian council act of 1861,provided for the portfolio system in india.

3)Charter act of 1833,ended East India company's monopoly in trading activities in india except tea trade with china.

4)The father of communal electorate was lord Morley.

Choose incorrect statements 

a)1,2,3

b)1,2,4

c)1,3,4

d)2,3,4

@Patrick_jane It's Chief Justice of India. Article 258 clearly mentions it.


@Patrick_jane Yeah the wording is wrong in the book itself. The Act provided (not introduced) for the decentralization of business. It gave legal permission to the Portfolio system introduced into India by Canning in 1859. But anyways remember that the Act never introduced the Portfolio system.

The problem here is that , when you open it u have to scroll down each time.

Moreover people don't just answer by give some imp info regarding why the other options are wrong or some basic stuff related to these type of question which many might miss in reading their sources. 

Sorry for this interruption as this is not a blog but thought it's important to mention it

#47)With reference to GI tags in India, consider the following pairs:

1. Panchamirtham – Tamil Nadu

2. Kandhamal Haldi – Odisha

3. Jeeraphool Rice – Chattisgarh

4. Marayur Jaggery – Kerala

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

@MahaRana yes crct answer is D.

Explanation:

  • Tamil Nadu state of India holds GI tags on 31 different types of products with the Panchamirtham’ from Palani becoming the first prasad to clinch the honor in August 2019. The panch in the name refers to the five key ingredients in the prasad — banana, jaggery, cow ghee, cardamom, and honey. 
  • The Dindigul lock and Kandangi sari, also from Tamil Nadu.

 Other products that received GI tags in 2019 include: 

  • Kandhamal Haldi (turmeric) from Odisha 
  • Himachali kaala jeera (black cumin) from Himachal Pradesh
  • Jeeraphool rice from Chhattisgarh 
  • Sirsi supari (betelnut) and
  • Coorg Arabica coffee from Karnataka
  • Marayur jaggery from Kerala 
  • Himachali Chulli (apricot) oil from Himachal Pradesh

#38)Consider the following statements about the Jotedars in the 18th century Bengal: 

1. They were subordinate to the Zamindars in terms of influence in the villages. 

2. They controlled local trade as well as moneylending. 

3. They were called haoladars, gantidars or mandals. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only 

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

The rise of jotedars weakened the authority of Zamindars... 

Francis Buchanan’s survey of the Dinajpur district in North Bengal we have a vivid description of this class of rich peasants known as jotedars. By the early nineteenth century, jotedars had acquired vast areas of land – sometimes as much as several thousand acres. They controlled local trade as well as moneylending, exercising immense power over the poorer cultivators of the region. A large part of their land was cultivated through sharecroppers (adhiyars or bargadars) who brought their own ploughs, laboured in the field, and handed over half the produce to the jotedars after the harvest.

Within the villages, the power of jotedars was more effective than that of zamindars. Unlike zamindars who often lived in urban areas, jotedars were located in the villages and exercised direct control over a considerable section of poor villagers. They fiercely resisted efforts by zamindars to increase the jama of the village, prevented zamindari officials from executing their duties, mobilised ryots who were dependent on them, and deliberately delayed payments of revenue to the zamindar. In fact, when the estates of the zamindars were auctioned for failure to make revenue payment, jotedars were often amongst the purchasers.


Thinker said

#18)With reference to Judicial Reforms in India under colonial rule, consider the following statements:

1. The Cornwallis Code provided for separation of revenue and justice administration in India.

2. The Charter Act of 1813 led to the establishment of Supreme Court at Calcutta.

3. The first Law Commission was established under the Charter Act of 1833.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Ans should be 1 and 3 only i.e. b). Am I right?

Yes crct answer is A.

Explanation 

Statement 1 is correct: The Cornwallis Code was laid out by Lord Cornawallis. It provided for:

• Separation of revenue & justice administration.

• European subjects were brought under jurisdiction.

• Government officials were answerable to the civil courts for actions done in their official capacity.

• The principle of sovereignty of law was established.

Statement 2 is not correct: It was under the Regulating Act of 1773, a Supreme Court was established at Calcutta which was competent to try all British subjects within Calcutta and the subordinate factories, including Indians and Europeans. It had original and appellate jurisdictions. Often, the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court clashed with that of other courts.

Statement 3 is correct: Since the third decade of the nineteenth century, Law Commissions were constituted by the Government from time to time and were empowered to recommend legislative reforms with a view to clarify,consolidate and codify particular branches of law where the Government felt the necessity for it. The first such Commission was established in 1834 under the Charter Act of 1833 under the Chairmanship of Lord Macaulay which recommended codification of the Penal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code and a few other matters.

Thinker said

#17)With reference to various boxes related to agricultural subsidies under the WTO, 

consider the following statements:

1. Green box subsidies do not distort trade,or at most cause minimal distortion.

2. Blue box subsidies are subject to de-minimus limits.

3. Amber box contains any support that would cause trade and production distortions and the support that requires farmers to limit production.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

I uess ans should be 1 and 3 only. But no such option is there. Plz provide explanation.

No crct answer is A. Only 1.

Explanation:

Statement 1 is correct: Green box subsidies must not distort trade, or at most cause minimal distortion. They have to be government-funded and must not involve price support. They also include environmental protection and regional development programmes. Greenbox subsidies are allowed without limits.

Statements 2 and 3 are not correct: 

Domestic support measures considered to distort production and trade fall into the Amber Box. These supports are subject to limits. “De minimis” level of subsidies are allowed which are generally 5% of agricultural production for developed countries and 10% for developing countries.    

Any support that would normally be in the amber box, is placed in the blue box if the support also requires farmers to limit production. At present there are no limits on spending on blue box subsidies.

Kolkhoz is a cooperative agricultural enterprise operated on state-owned land by peasants from a number of households who belonged to the collective and who were paid as salaried employees on the basis of quality and quantity of labour contributed. Practiced in USSR.


Thinker said

#26)Which of the following is/are considered for calculating Minimum Support Price?

(1) Demand and supply

(2) Cost of production

(3) Inter-crop price parity

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All the above

I guess C shall be the answer. 

No crct answer is D.

In formulating the recommendations in respect of the level of minimum support prices and other non-price measures, the Commission on Agriculture Costs and Price (CACP) takes into account the various Terms of Reference (ToR) given to it in 2009.

Accordingly, it analyses:

1) Demand and supply;

2) Cost of production;

3) Price trends in the market, both domestic and international;

4) Inter-crop price parity;

5) Terms of trade between agriculture and non agriculture; and

6) Likely implications of MSP on consumers of that product.

It may be noted that the cost of production is an essential factor that goes as an input in

the determination of MSP, but it is certainly not the only factor that determines MSP.

#28)The Term "Kolkhoz System" refers to:

a. a traditional system of mining.

b. a system of collective farming.

c. a sustainable method of rice farming.

d. a multi-modal transport system.

@TheCivilGuy yes crct answer is B.

Collective farming or the model of Kolkhoz was introduced in theerstwhile Soviet Union to improve upon the inefficiency of the previous methods of agriculture and to boost agricultural production for self-sufficiency. The farmers used to pool in all their resources like land, livestock and labour. However, they were allowed to retain tiny plots to grow crops in order to meet their daily requirements.

Thinker said

#26)Which of the following is/are considered for calculating Minimum Support Price?

(1) Demand and supply

(2) Cost of production

(3) Inter-crop price parity

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All the above

I guess C shall be the answer. 

No crct answer is D.

In formulating the recommendations in respect of the level of minimum support prices and other non-price measures, the Commission on Agriculture Costs and Price (CACP) takes into account the various Terms of Reference (ToR) given to it in 2009.

Accordingly, it analyses:

1) Demand and supply;

2) Cost of production;

3) Price trends in the market, both domestic and international;

4) Inter-crop price parity;

5) Terms of trade between agriculture and non agriculture; and

6) Likely implications of MSP on consumers of that product.

It may be noted that the cost of production is an essential factor that goes as an input in

the determination of MSP, but it is certainly not the only factor that determines MSP.

Good one with explanation

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