Daily UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 20

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1. With reference to Delimitation Commission of India, which among the following statements is / are correct?
1. It is established as a constitutional body
2. Its orders can not be challenged in a court of law
3. Its orders can not be modified once laid before Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
2. With reference to the Khilafat Movement, consider the following statements:
1. This movement was essentially to express support for the Caliph of Turkey against the allied powers
2. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad was one of the prominent leaders of Khilafat Movement in India
3. The movement ended with an agreement between its leaders and the British
Which among the above is / are correct statements?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
3. Which among the following observations with regard to Arthashastra is / are correct?
1. It advocates for a strict and authoritarian government
2. It served as standard rule book for most of the ancient Indian dynasties
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
4. Which of the following reason(s) can be attributed to the success of Turks in India during medieval period?
1. Rajputs in India were less united and organised and were divided by rivalries.
2. Turks were highly skilled in horsemanship and archery in comparison to Indians.
3. Kingdoms in India were small and scattered at the time of Turkish invasion.
Select the correct option from codes given below:
[A] 1 and 3 Only
[B] 1 and 2 Only
[C] 2 Only
[D] 1, 2 and 3
5. Which of the following is/are coral reef areas identified by India for conservation and management?
1. Gulf of Kuchchh
2. Gulf of Mannar
3. Daman and Diu
4. Andaman and Nicobar
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1, 3 & 4
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
6. The fuse used in electric supply is __:
1. connected in parallel to the main switch
2. made up of a material which has a low melting point
3. made up of a material which has high resistance
Which among the above statements is/ are correct?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] Only 2 & 3
7. The alloy steel containing chromium to resist rusting is known as stainless steel. What role is / are played by Chromium in stainless steel?
1. Chromium does not rust, so it works as protecting cover
2. Chromium reacts with Iron to make a compound that is not affected by Oxygen
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
8. Which of the following laws is used as a rule to predict the solubility of gases in metals?
[A] Dalton’s Law
[B] Sievert’s law
[C] Graham’s law
[D] Henry’s law
9. With reference to the various on going trade partnership negotiations, consider the following:
1. TPP
2. TTIP
3. RECP
India is participating in which among the above?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3
[D] Only 1 & 3
10. Consider the following statements with respect to the Evergreening of Patents:
1. It generally pertains to prolonging the life of patent by making minor incremental changes in original patented product
2. There are no provisions in Indian Patents Act to prevent Evergreening
3. Evergreening of patents is generally used by Pharmaceutical companies
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
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