UPSC CSE/IAS Prelims 2018 General Studies Paper I with answer key and explanation

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11. 

With reference to the religious practices in India, the "Sthanakvasi" sect belongs to

1. Buddhism 2. Jainism
3. Vaishnavism 4. Shaivism



12. 

With reference to the cultural history of India, consider the following statements :

1. White marble was used in making Buland Darwaza and Khankah at Fatehpur Sikri. 2. Red sandstone and marble were used in making Bara Imambara and Rumi Darwaza at Lucknow.

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



13. 

Which one of the following foreign travellers elaborately discussed about diamonds and diamond mines of India?

1. Francois Bernier 2. Jean-Baptiste Tavernier
3. Jean de Thevenot 4. Abbe Barthelemy Carre



14. 

With reference to Indian history, who among the following is a future Buddha, yet to come to save the world?

1. Avalokiteshvara 2. Lokesvara
3. Maitreya 4. Padmapani



15. 

Which one of the following statements does not apply to the system of Subsidiary Alliance introduced by Lord Wellesley?

1. To maintain a large standing army at other's expense 2. To keep India safe from Napoleonic danger
3. To secure a fixed income for the Company 4. To establish British paramountcy over the Indian States



16. 

Consider the following statements :

1. In the first Lok Sabha, the single largest party in the opposition was the Swatantra Party.
2. In the Lok Sabha, a "Leader of the Opposition" was recognised for the first time in 1969.
3. In the Lok Sabha, if a party does not have a minimum of 75 members, its leader cannot be recognised as the Leader of the Opposition.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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



17. 

Which of the following leaf modifications occur(s) in the desert areas to inhibit water loss?

1. Hard and waxy leaves
2. Tiny leaves
3. Thorns instead of leaves

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

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



18. 

As per the NSSO 70th Round “Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households”, consider the following statements

1. Rajasthan has the highest percentage share of agricultural households among its rural households. 2. Out of the total agricultural households in the country, a little over 60 percent belong to OBCs.
3. In Kerala, a little over 60 percent of agricultural households reported to have received maximum income from sources other than agricultural activities. 4. Rajasthan has the highest percentage share of agricultural households among its rural households.



19. 

How is the National Green Tribunal (NGT) different from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

1. The NGT has been established by an Act whereas the CPCB has been created by an executive order of the Government.
2. The NGT provides environmental justice and helps reduce the burden of litigation in the higher courts whereas the CPCB promotes cleanliness of streams and wells, and aims to improve the quality of air in the country.

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



20. 

Consider the following statements :

1. The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India.
2. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it.

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