Test Series Prelims 2021

UPSC Prelims 2021 is an important phase of your UPSC Journey. It is the first hurdle which you need to clear in order to become an IAS Officer. If you are thinking that UPSC Prelims 2021 will be easy then you are wrong. UPSC is known for doing things differently. So, expecting an easy paper might not be a good thing.

UPSC Prelims 2021: The very nature of exam is very demanding and sometimes it tests limits of your patience. So, when you are preparing for civil services exam, you need to work both on knowledge and personality. Knowledge is available abundantly everywhere. But, to shape your personality and to help you gain confidence by providing you clear-cut right guidance, you need a trusted source(person/website/institution) whose intention is only to see you succeed and celebrate your success without owning it.

To prepare well for this exam you need a plan. To clear this exam you need a good guide and mentor in addition to your sustained hard work. When you are preparing for this exam you need someone to watch you constantly, push you consistently and take care of your doubts (and self-doubts) now and then. Even if you are very strong, bouts of demotivation and frustration are sure to affect your confidence.

Nowadays the civil services exam being conducted by UPSC is getting complex, tough and unpredictable. This exam demands from you the ability to think and take decisions on the spot. Exam papers are more inclined towards testing your common sense through tricky, subjective and vague questions. Reading books and ready made materials will give you lots of knowledge, but they will never give the skills necessary to clear this exam.

You must join these test series programs to prepare effectively for CSE-2021. Starting early gives you sufficient time to improve at your own pace – slowly but steadily. Starting early gives you time to revise all tests multiple times and remember lots of stuff for Prelims as well as for Mains-2021.

You must join these test series programs to prepare effectively for CSE-2021. Starting early gives you sufficient time to improve at your own pace – slowly but steadily. Starting early gives you time to revise all tests multiple times and remember lots of stuff for Prelims as well as for Mains-2021.

1. Textbook-wise PRELIMS TEST SERIES – 2021 (NCERT and Standard Texts Based) – Time Table

2. Subject-wise PRELIMS TEST SERIES – 2021 – Time Table

3. Current Affairs PRELIMS TEST SERIES – 2021

Course Fees: Rs. 3000/-

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GRASP IAS – UPSC PRELIMS COURSE – 2021

Textbook Based Prelims Test Series 2021 Subject wise Prelims Test Series 2021
Starts on 3rd July 2020 8th July 2020
No. Of Tests 50 Prelims( 38 GS+12 CSAT ) 50 Prelims( 38 GS+12 CSAT )
Mode Online Online
Medium English English
PRELIMS Test Question paper & Solutions (PDF) Downloadable Downloadable
MAINS Questions Papers and Detailed Synopsis (PDF) NO NO
Test mode flexibility Flexible Flexible
Test Timings/date flexibility Flexible Flexible
All India Rank Available Available
Performance Analytics Available Available
Test Discussion Videos(Live/Recorded) Available (Prelims only) Available (Prelims only)
Tests Retake Available Available
 Study Material Provided (Only Prelims Oriented) Provided (Only Prelims Oriented)
Doubts Clearance Available Available
Fee (Both Courses)  Rs. 3000/-         Buy Now

Unique Features of GRASP IAS Prelims Test Series

  1. Comprehensive coverage of entire syllabus of UPSC CSP exam through UPSC standard MCQs
  2. Sectional Tests have been designed in a manner that students can cover each subject comprehensively in sufficient time and can evaluate his/her performance through our tests
  3. Strictly adhering to UPSC pattern, the nature of questions ranges from factual to conceptual, proportionally dividing in each of the Test Papers
  4. Options of MCQs have also been arranged in such a manner that elimination tactics can be applied by students while solving questions
  5. All tests will be conducted in same manner as in real examination hall which helps in better time management and prepare students to solve MCQs correctly under exam pressure

UPSC Prelims 2021: Performance Analysis of aspirants, Section wise analysis, Difficulty Analysis, All India Rank, comparison with toppers, Integrated Score Card, Analysis of Mock Test papers based on difficulty level & nature of questions etc. will be provided to students. It will help in evaluating their performance and course correction.


Practice Question Bank


1. Which among the following are the two goals, set by the World Bank Group, for the world to achieve by 2030?

 a) Ending extreme poverty and Promoting shared prosperity

 b) Eliminating poverty and Ensuring stability of the international monetary and financial system

 c) Ending absolute poverty and Food security with zero hunger

 d) Ending extreme poverty and Quality Education

Solution (a)

The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030:

End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3% Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=1636790

2. Which of the following constitute the World Bank Group?

  1. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  2. International Finance Corporation
  3. International Development Association
  4. International Monetary Fund

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

 a) 1, 2 and 3

 b) 1 and 2

 c) 3 and 4

 d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Solution (a)

World Bank Group:

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries.

Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.

It consists of:

IBRD- The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

IDA- The International Development Association

IFC- The International Finance Corporation

MIGA- The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

ICSID- The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

Link: The IMF and the World Bank: How Do They Differ?

3. Consider the following statements about Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO):

  1. It is a specialized agency of the United Nations
  2. India is one of the founding members of FAO
  3. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 a) 2 only

 b) 2 and 3 only

 c) 1 and 2 only

 d) 1, 2 and 3

Solution (c)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security.

India is one of the founding members of FAO. FAO has been a staunch partner since 1948, when FAO operations in India first began.

The FAO is headquartered in Rome, Italy.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/the-difference-between-a-locust-plague-upsurge-and-outbreak-6492132/

4. Consider the following statements as per 2019 amendment to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967:

  1. It empowered the Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to attach properties acquired from proceeds of terrorism.
  2. It empowered the officers of the NIA, of the rank of Inspector or above, to investigate cases of terrorism.

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

Solution (c)

As per recent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 –Individuals can be declared as terrorists and their properties seized.

It also provides for putting travel ban on such individuals once they are declared as terrorists.

The amendments gave powers to the Director General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to attach properties acquired from proceeds of terrorism.

Earlier, the law required that the NIA take prior permission from the respective state police chief to attach the proceeds of terrorism.

Earlier, officers in the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police and above were empowered to investigate cases under the UAPA as per Section 43. Now, officers in the rank of Inspector are empowered to do so.

 The inspector-rank officers have over time acquired sufficient proficiency to investigate UAPA-related cases and this move would quicken the delivery of justice in such cases, which are reviewed by senior officers at various levels.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/govt-blocks-40-websites-of-sikhs-for-justice/article31997918.ece

5. Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) is an initiative of –

 a) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

 b) World Health Organization (WHO)

 c) World Bank Group

 d) World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Solution (b)

Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) is a network composed of numerous technical and public health institutions, laboratories, NGOs, and other organizations that work to observe and respond to threatening epidemics.

GOARN works closely with and under the World Health Organization (WHO), which is one of its most notable partners. Its goals are to: examine and study diseases, evaluate the risks that certain diseases pose, and improve international capability to deal with diseases.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/health/the-hindu-explains-what-are-scientists-saying-about-a-new-virus-strain-in-china/article31991105.ece

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