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

This page contains UPSC CSE/IAS Prelims 2018 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.

61. 

Consider the following statements:

1. Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) is the amount that banks have to maintain in the form of their own funds to offset any loss that banks incur if the account-holders fail to repay dues.
2. CAR is decided by each individual bank.

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



62. 

The identity platform `Aadhaar' provides open "Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)". What does it imply?

1. It can be integrated into any electronic device.
2. Online authentication using iris is possible.

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



63. 

Very recently, in which of the following countries have lakhs of people either suffered from severe famine/acute malnutrition or died due to starvation caused by war/ethnic conflicts ?

1. Angola and Zambia 2. Morocco and Tunisia
3. Venezuela and Colombia 4. Yemen and South Sudan



64. 

Regarding Wood's Dispatch, which of the following statements are true ?

1. Grants-in-Aid system was introduced.

2. Establishment of universities was recommended.
3. English as a medium of instruction at all levels of education was recommended.

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

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



65. 

With reference to the Parliament of India, which of the following Parliamentary Committees scrutinizes and reports to the Ilouse whether the powers to make regulations, rules, sub-rules, by-laws, etc. conrerred by the Constitution or delegated by the Parliament are being properly exercised by the Executive within the scope of such delegation ?

1. Committee on Government Assurances 2. Committee on Subordinate Legislation
3. Rules Committee 4. Business Advisory Committee



66. 

Consider the following statements :

1. As per the Right to Education (RTE) Act, to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in a State, a person would be required to possess the minimum qualification laid down by the concerned State Council of Teacher Education.
2. As per the RTE Act, for teaching primary classes, a candidate is required to pass a Teacher Eligibility Test conducted in accordance with the National Council of Teacher Education guidelines.
3. In India, more than 90% of teacher -5 education institutions are directly under the State Governments.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

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



67. 

Consider the following pairs :

Tradition State

1. Chapchar Kut festival — Mizoram
2. Khongjom Parba ballad — Manipur
3. Thong-To dance — Sikkim

Which of the pairs given above is/are correct ?

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



68. 

Consider the following statements

1. The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 replaced the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954.
2. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is under the charge of Director General of Health Services in the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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



69. 

The term "two-state solution" is sometimes mentioned in the news in the context of the affairs of

1. China 2. Israel
3. Iraq 4. Yemen



70. 

With reference to the provisions made under the National Food Security Act, 2013 consider the following statements:

1. The families coming under the category of 'below poverty line (BPL)' only are eligible to receive subsidised grains.
2. The eldest woman in a household, of age 18 years or above, shall be the head of the household for the purpose of issuance of a ration card.
3. Pregnant women and lactating mothers are entitled to a take-home ration' of 1600 calories per day during pregnancy and for six months thereafter.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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