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.

21. 

Which of the following practices can help in water conservation in agriculture?

1. Reduced or zero tillage of the land
2. Applying gypsum before irrigating the field
3. Allowing crop residue to remain in the field

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



22. 

Consider the following statements The nation-wide ‘Soil Health Card Scheme aims at

1. expanding the cultivable area under irrigation.
2. enabling the banks to assess the quantum of loans to be granted to farmers on the basis of soil quality.
3. checking the overuse of fertilizers in farmlands.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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



23. 

Consider the following pairs: Commonly used/ Unwanted or consumed controversial materials chemicals likely to be found in them

1. Lipstick  :  Lead
2. Soft drinks  :  Brominated Vegetable oils
3. Chinese fast  :  Monosidium food glutamate

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

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



24. 

Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) are used to create digital display in many devices. What are the advantages of OLED displays over Liquid Crystal displays?

1. OLED displays can be fabricated on flexible plastic substrates.
2. Roll-up displays embedded in clothing can be made using OLEDs.
3. Transparent displays are possible using OLEDs

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

1. 1 and 3 only 2. 2 only
3. 1,2 and 3 4. None of the above statements is correct



25. 

Which of the following is/are famous for Sun temples?

1. Arasavalli
2. Amarakantak
3. Omkareshwar

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



26. 

Consider the following statements :

1. In the election for Lok Sabha or State Assembly, the winning candidate must get at least 50 percent of the votes polled, to be declared elected.
2. According to the provisions laid down in the Constitutional of India, in Lok Sabha, the Speaker’s post goes to the majority party and the Deputy Speakers’s to the Opposition.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

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



27. 

Which of the following has/have occurred in India after its liberalization of economic policies in 1991?

1. Share of agriculture in GDP increased enormously.
2. Share of India’s exports in world trade increased
3. FDI inflows increased
4. India’s foreign exchange reserves increased enormously.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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



28. 

What is the application of Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Technology?

1. Production of biolarvicides 2. Manufacture of biodegradable plastics
3. Reproductive cloning of animals 4. Production of organisms free of diseases.



29. 

Consider the following statements :

1. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) helps in promoting the financial inclusion in the country.
2. NPCI has launched RuPay, a card payment scheme.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

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



30. 

The term `M-STrIPES’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of

1. Captive breeding of Wild Fauna 2. Maintenance of Tiger Reserves
3. Indigenous Satellite Navigation System 4. Security of National Highways