UPSC CSE/IAS Prelims 2017 General Studies Paper I with answer key and explanation

This page contains UPSC CSE/IAS Prelims 2017 General Studies(GS) Questions Paper I with answer key and explanation. It really helps to take a look at these questions and even better if one try to solve them in timely manner.

These UPSC CSE Prelims 2016 questions for GS Paper 1 are also helpful in understanding the syllabus and pattern of the exam.

91. 

Local self-government can be best explained as an exercise in :

1. Federalism 2. Democratic decentralization
3. Administrative delegation 4. Direct democracy



92. 

Consider the following statements: With reference to the Constitution of India, the Directive Principles of State Policy constitute limitations upon :

1. Legislative function.
2. Executive function.

Which of the above statements is/are correct ?

1. 1 only 2. 2 only
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



93. 

The term ‘Digital Single Market Strategy’ seen in the news refers to :

1. ASEAN 2. BRICS
3. EU 4. G20



94. 

At one of the places in India, if you stand on the seashore and watch the sea, you will find that the sea water recedes from the shore line of few kilometers and comes back to the shore, twice a day, and you can actually walk on the sea floor when the water recedes. This unique phenomenon is seen at :

1. Bhavnagar 2. Bheemunipatnam
3. Chandipur 4. Negapattinam



95. 

With reference to the ‘Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 (PBPT Act)’, consider the following statements :

1. A property transaction is not treated as a benami transaction if the owner of the property is not aware of the transaction.
2. Properties held benami are liable for confiscation by the Government.
3. The Act provides for three authorities for investigations but does not provide for any appellate mechanism.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

1. 1 only 2. 2 only
3. 1 and 3 only 4. 2 and 3 only



96. 

Due to some reasons, if there is a huge fall in the population of species of butterflies, what could be its likely consequence/consequences?

1. Pollination of some plants could be adversely affected.
2. There could be a drastic increase in the fungal infections of some cultivated plants.
3. It could lead to a fall in the population of some species of wasps, spiders and birds.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

1. 1 only 2. 2 and 3 only
3. 1 and 3 only 4. 1, 2 and 3



97. 

It is possible to produce algae based biofuels, but what is/are the likely limitation(s) of developing countries in promoting this industry?

1. Production of algae based biofuels is possible in seas only and not on continents.
2. Setting up and engineering the algae based biofuel production requires high level of expertise/ technology until the construction is completed
3. Economically viable production necessitates the setting up of large scale facilities which may raise ecological and social concerns.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

1. 1 only 2. 2 and 3 only
3. 3 only 4. 1, 2 and 3



98. 

Which of the following are the objectives of ‘National Nutrition Mission’?

1. To create awareness relating to malnutrition among pregnant women and lactating mothers.
2. To reduce the incidence of anaemia among young children, adolescent girls and women.
3. To promote the consumption of millets, coarse cereals and unpolished rice.
4. To promote the consumption of poultry eggs.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

1. 1 and 2 only 2. 1, 2 and 3 only
3. 1, 2 and 4 only 4. 3 and 4 only



99. 

Consider the following statements:

1. The Factories Act, 1881 was passed with a view to fix the wages of industrial workers and to allow the workers to form trade unions.
2. N.M. Lokhande was a pioneer in organising the labour movement in British India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct ?

1. 1 only 2. 2 only
3. Both 1 and 2 4. Neither 1 nor 2



100. 

In the context of mitigating the impending global warming due to anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide, which of the following can be the potential sites for carbon sequestration?

1. Abandoned and uneconomic coal seams
2. Depleted oil and gas reservoirs
3. Subterranean deep saline formations

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

1. 1 and 2 only 2. 3 only
3. 1 and 3 only 4. 1, 2 and 3