Clear UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 through 10000 Expected MCQs: Practice Solved Test 1

Clear UPSC IAS Prelims 2021 through 10000 MCQs: Most Probable Prelims Questions – New PDF Compilations of Important MCQs Also Available for Download. These questions will be highly useful for aspirants preparing as it covers both static and current topics.

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Q1. The term Yellow rust sometimes seen in news is related to

a. The new image of the Sun which reveal its small magnetic structures

b. A fungal disease which turns leaves yellowish and affects the photosynthesis process

c. A pests attack on Sunflowers

d. None of the above

Q2. Lunar Evacuation System Assembly (LESA), recently seen in news is related to

 a) Commercial lunar lander of NASA

 b) Rescue an injured astronaut on the lunar surface

 c) Polar rover to scout for water

 d) Successor to Chandrayaan-2

Q3. Consider the following statements:

1. Daylight increases as we go pole wards in summer in the northern hemisphere.

2. The period of twilight in Britain is longer than in Malaysia.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding Project NETRA of ISRO:

1. It is an early warning system to detect space debris.

2. It can be used as a software network to analyse internet traffic.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q5. Which type of climate is characterised by the below mentioned climatic conditions?

1. Steady rainfall from trade winds throughout the year.

2. Maximum rainfall in summers without any distinct dry period.

3. Prone to severe cyclones, hurricanes or typhoons.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) Tropical Monsoon climate

b) Tropical Marine climate

c) Mediterranean climate

d) Equatorial climate

Q6. The Jet aircrafts fly very easily in the lower Stratosphere. What could be the appropriate explanation?

1. There are no clouds or water vapour in the lower stratosphere.

2. There are no vertical winds in the lower stratosphere.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q7. Westerlies in the southern hemisphere are stronger and persistent than in northern hemisphere. Which of the following can be considered as reasons for it?

1. The Southern hemisphere has less land mass as compared to Northern hemisphere.

2. Coriolis force is higher in the Southern hemisphere as compared to Northern hemisphere.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q8. Consider the following statement regarding UJALA Scheme:

1. It aims at promoting efficient usage of energy, energy savings and efficient lighting for all.

2. It is being implemented by the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, a public sector body of Government of India.

3. Under this scheme LED bulbs at subsidized rates would be distributed only to every grid connected rural customer with a metered connection.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 1 and 3 only

Q9. What could be the main reason/reasons for the formation of the Thar Desert?

1. There is persistent high pressure and subsidence at that latitude.

2. The Thar Desert falls on the windward side of the Aravallis.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q10.  Burhi Dihing River, sometimes seen in the news recently is located in?

a. Assam

b. Tripura

c. Mizoram

d. Arunachal Pradesh

Q11. Normally, the temperature decreases with increase in height from the Earth’s surface, because:

1. The atmosphere is heated upwards from the earth’s surface.

2. There is more moisture in the upper atmosphere.

3. The air is less dense in the upper atmosphere.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q12. The term I-STEM, recently seen in the news is related to:

a) A science, technology and engineering facilities web portal.

b) A therapy which promotes the repair response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue.

c) Nano tubes in chloroplasts which can create super plants.

d) A type of new ransom ware attack.

Q13. Which one of the following is not a characteristic of the Temperate Continental (Steppe) region?

a) Great annual range of temperature

b) Lie in the mid latitude region

c) Majority of rainfall in the winter months

d) Practically treeless with short length grass

Q14. With reference to thunderstorms, consider the following statements:

1. It occurs when layers of warm, moist air rise in a large, swift updraft to cooler regions of the atmosphere.

2. The accumulation of electric charge on cloud particles leads to thunder.

3. The most violent thunderstorms occur in the polar regions.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q15. Consider the following statements:

1. A cyclonic storm is powered by the large latent heat of water.

2. When the eye of the cyclone becomes very small and distinct it signifies weakening of the storm.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q16. With reference to vertical farming, consider the following statements:

1. It is less disruptive to the native plants and animals.

2. It incorporates both hydroponics and aeroponics farming.

3. There is no application of chemicals.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q17. A region where natural vegetation is not luxuriant, trees with small broad leaves are widely spaced, trees are not too tall, where growth is slow in the cooler and wetter season, even though more rain comes in winters and half the year is dry. The region referred to here is:

a) Tropical Desert

b) Mediterranean

c) Savannah

d) Steppe

Q18. Which of the following sets of pair(s) is/are correctly matched?

Rock systems of India –    Regions where they are found

1. The Archaean rock system:    Central peninsula

2. The Purana rock system:       Vindhyas

3. The Aryan rock system :        Himalayas

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

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Q19. Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) is released by

 a) Niti Aayog

 b) Central Water Commission

 c) Jal Shakti Ministry

 d) Both a) and c)

Q20. With reference to 202nd anniversary of Bhima-Koregaon war, consider the following statements:

1. It was fought between the forces of Peshwa and Mughals.

2. The victory of Peshwa army was seen as a win against caste-based discrimination and oppression.

3. The Peshwa army was led by the Peshwa Bajirao II which was dominated by the upper caste.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q21. Tropical Evergreen forests, Mountain Wet Temperate forests and Tropical Moist Deciduous forests, all three are found in which of the following regions in India?

a) Western Himalayas

b) Shivaliks

c) Western Ghats

d) North Eastern Himalayas

Q22. With reference to Polymetallic Nodules, consider the following statements:

1. They are found buried in the vast abyssal plains of the oceans.

2. The United Nations has granted India the permission to exploit these Nodules in the Indian Ocean.

3. India is the first country to obtain such a right.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q23. Which of the following states are part of the India-Nepal border:

1. Uttarakhand

2. Uttar Pradesh

3. Sikkim

4. West Bengal

5. Bihar

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

c) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only

d) All of the above

Q24. A woman travelling in India encounters forests consisting of species of Deodar and Birch trees. After travelling a distance she notices a change in vegetation and encounters Teak, Sal, Bamboo etc. Still further she comes across species of palms and agar. In which State of India is the woman travelling?

a) Maharashtra

b) Assam

c) West Bengal

d) Odisha

Q25. Which of the following sets of pair(s) is/are correctly matched?

Passes         –        States

1. Zoji La:              Uttarakhand

2. Lipu Lekh:         Jammu and Kashmir

3. Jelep La:           Arunachal Pradesh

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) None of the above

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