UPSC Prelims Mini Mock Test: 100

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1. In which of the following cases, the Supreme Court ruled that “judicial review” is a “basic feature” of the Constitution and hence, it cannot be amended?
[A] Golaknath v. State of Punjab
[B] Kesavananda Bharati v. State of Kerala
[C] Minerva Mills Ltd. v. Union Of India
[D] Miss Bindiya Mukhija v. State Of Punjab
2. With reference to the agricultural production and productivity, the Western States such as Punjab, Haryana and Western UP contribute more in the central pool in comparison to Eastern States. Consider the following statements is this regard:
1. The higher contribution by western states is mainly because of better access to irrigation
2. The irrigation in western states is predominantly via groundwater sources
3. The eastern states are more vulnerable to natural calamities such as floods, cyclones, drought
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
3. Consider the following observations about the southern slopes and northern slopes of Himalayas:
1. Southern slopes are covered with thick vegetation, while the northern slopes are generally barren
2. The snowline is lower on the northern slopes than on southern slopes
Which among the above observations is/ are correct?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
4. Which among the following natural phenomena you will find common in Himalayan region?
1. Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs)
2. Geysers and Hotsprings
3. Moraines
4. Hanging Valleys
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1, 2 & 4
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
5. Consider the following hills with states where they are located:

  1. Dafla Hills→ Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Mishmi Hills→ Odisha
  3. Nallamala hills→ Andhra Pradesh

   Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 3 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
6.   Consider the following waterfalls with states where they are located:

  1. Duduma Falls→ Odisha
  2. Nohkalikai Falls→ Meghalaya
  3. Kunchikal Falls→ Karnataka

  Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
7. With reference to the Chola administration, which among the following was found in centres of trade and commerce, since it was devoted entirely to serving the interests of the mercantile community?
[A] Ur
[B] Perunguri
[C] Nagaram
[D] Sabha
8.   Consider the following:

  1. Rhizobium
  2. Azotobacter
  3. Blue Green Algae

 Which of the above are used as bio fertilizers?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 2 & 3 Only
[C] 1 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
9. We generally read about the “good” and “bad” fats. What must a fat contain to be classed as a “good” fat?
[A] At least one C=C double bond
[B] A hydrocarbon chain longer than 100 carbons
[C] No C=C double bonds
[D] A hydrocarbon chain shorter than 100 carbons
10.   Which of the following statements are correct about the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?

  1. Both India and China are its founder members
  2. A member country’s quota determines its voting power in the bank
  3. No country other than Asian countries is its member
  4. It aims at providing Sovereign-backed financing as well as Non-sovereign-backed Financing for Projects

   Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1, 2 & 4 Only
[B] 2, 3 & 4 Only
[C] 1, 3 & 4 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
Time Remaining: 720 Seconds

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