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.

11. 

‘With refrence to ‘National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF)’, which of the statements given below is/are correct?

1. Under NSQF, a learner can acquire the certification for competency only through formal learning.
2. An outcome expected from the implementation of NSQF is the mobility between vocational and general education.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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



12. 

In the context of Indian History, the principle of ‘Dyarchy (diarchy) refers to

1. Division of the central legislature into two houses 2. Introduction of double government i.e., Central and State governments.
3. Having two sets of rulers; one in London and another in Delhi. 4. Division of the subjects delegated to the provinces into two categories.



13. 

Consider the following in respect of ‘National Career Service’:

1. National Career Service is an initiative of the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.
2. National Career Service has been launched in a Mission Mode to improve the employment opportunities to uneducated youth of the country.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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



14. 

Which of the following statements best describes the term ‘Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A)’, recently seen in the news?

1. It is a procedure for considering ecological costs of developmental schemes formulated by the Government. 2. It is a scheme of RBI for reworking the financial structure of big corporate entities facing genuine difficulties.
3. It is a disinvestment plan of the Government regarding Central Public Sector Undertakings. 4. It is an important provision in ‘The insolvency and Bankruptcy Code’ recently implemented by the Government.



15. 

Consider the following statements

1. Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants is a unique initiative of G20 group of countries.
2. The CCAC focuses on methane, black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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



16. 

With reference to ‘Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)’ sometimes mentioned in the news while forecasting Indian monsoon, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. IOD phenomenon is characterized by a difference in sea surface temperature between tropical Western Indian Ocean and tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean.
2. An IOD phenomenon can influence an EL Nino’s impact on the monsoon.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

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



17. 

If you want to see gharials in their natural habitat, which one of the following is the best place to visit?

1. Bhitarkanika Mangroves 2. Chambar River
3. Pulicat Lake 4. Deepor Beel



18. 

Consider the following in respect of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS):

1. Inaugural IONS was held in India in 2015 under the chairmanship of the Indian Navy.
2. IONS is a voluntary initiative that seeks to increase maritime co-operation among navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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



19. 

The painting of Bodhisattva Padmapani is one of the most famous and oft-illustrated paintings at

1. Ajanta 2. Badami
3. Bagh 4. Ellora



20. 

Consider the following pairs: Traditions Communities

1. Chaliha Sahib Festival  :   Sindhis
2. Nanda Raj Jaat Yatra  :  Gonds
3. Wari-Warkari  :  Santhals

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

1. 1 only 2. 2 and 3 only
3. 1 and 3 only 4. None of the above