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Mock Test for IAS-2018- 4/25: Based on latest issues

Q.1. Consider the following demographic facts of India

  1. Kerala has high Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) but low Sex Ratio of Last Child (SRLC)
  2. Tamil Nadu has low SRB as well as SRLC
  3. Punjab has low SRB as well as SRLC
  4. Haryana has low SRB as well as SRLC

Now, select the correct ones.

  1. All
  2. 1&3
  3. 1,2&3
  4. 2&4

Q.2. Low Income Trap

  1. Results due to lack of resources and poor man power
  2. Accelerates early Convergence
  3. Resulted in to “Divergence of big Time”

Now, select the correct ones.

  1. All
  2. Only 1
  3. 1&2
  4. 1&3

Q.3. Under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, appeal against the judgment of Appellate Tribunal can be made

  1. Directly to Supreme Court
  2. In the Hight Court, for that jurisdiction
  3. In the third State High Court
  4. Appellate Tribunal’s judgment can’t be challenged

Q.4. Alliance for Financial Inclusion

  1. Is an EU initiative to promote financial inclusion in developing countries
  2. Founded by Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation
  3. NABARD is one of its members.

Now, select the correct ones

  1. All
  2. Only 2
  3. 1&2
  4. 2&3

Q.5. Which of the following are considered non-tariff barriers under WTO

  1. Local content requirement
  2. Public procurement policies
  3. ADD
  4. Industry bailout
  5. Domestic subsidies

Now, select the correct ones

  1. All
  2. 1,2,3&4
  3. 1,3,4&5
  4. 1,3&5

Q.6. Which one of the following is not included in deficit financing in India

  1. Withdrawal of past accumulated cash balance
  2. Borrowing from the central bank
  3. Issue of new currency
  4. Borrowing from the people

Q.7. Consider the following events:

  1. Population decline
  2. Income decline
  3. Employment level decline
  4. Limited FDI flow into the country

Which of the above events will limit inflation?

  1. All
  2. 1,2&3
  3. Only 1
  4. 1,2&4

Q.8.MSP is generally raised

  1. To give incentives to the farmers to produce more
  2. To bridge the gap between rich & poor farmer
  3. To compensate the price rise of inputs.
  4. To minimize the regional disparity
  5. To promote crop diversification

Now, select the correct ones.

  1. 1,3&5
  2. 1,2&5
  3. 1&4
  4. 1&3

Q.9. Growth of industry in a region depends on

  1. Local raw material in case it is weight gaining
  2. Large local mkt. for the same
  3. Disaster free zone

Now, select the correct ones.

  1. All
  2. 1&2
  3. 2&3
  4. Only 3

Q.10. Consider the following terms:

  1. SWIFT
  2. MICR
  3. GDR
  4. NEFT
  5. QIB

Now, select those, which are related to banking system:

  1. 1,2&3
  2. 1,2&4
  3. 1,2&5
  4. 2,4&5

Q.11.Which of the following are the impacts of Ocean acidification?

  1. More energy is required by crustaceans to capacity their shells and spines
  2. It increases copper intake that damages DNA of organism
  3. Sea-urchins fail to control their body chemistry and die
  4. It increases the calcification of shells and hardens their outer structure

Now select the correct combination from the given choices

  1. All
  2. 1,2 & 3
  3. 1,2 & 4
  4. 1 & 2

Q.12.A specie in termed apex predator if

  1. It is a keystone specie
  2. It has no natural predator
  3. It is not the part of natural food chain
  4. It satisfies all the three above mentioned features.

Q.13.Consider the following differences between Bharat Stage & Euro norms:

  1. Labeling of fuel economy and CO2 emission is obligatory under Euro but not under BS
  2. Maximum speed at which vehicles are tasted is higher under BS than under Euro.
  3. Mass emission test under Euro requires less extra load than BS.
  4. Vehicles emission test is done at sub-zero temperature under Euro-III whereas it is not so under BS.

Correct differences are:

  1. All
  2. 1, 3 & 4
  3. 2, 3 & 4
  4. 1, 2 & 4

Q.14. Eco-sensitive Zone (ESZ) differs from Protected Area (PA) in all respect except,

  1. Human activities continue in ESZ while it is restricted in PA.
  2. Development activities stops in ESZ while it continues in PA
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above is correct exception.

Q.15. Small hydropower plants are preferred to large hydropower plants. This is mainly because:

  1. Power generation to capital investment ratio is greater.
  2. Environmental degradation is less
  3. Biodiversity loss is less.
  4. Manpower to capital investment ratio is less


  1. 1 and 2
  2. All
  3. 2 and 3
  4. 2, 3 and 4

Q.16. Consider the following statements about pollution and environment:

  1. Ultraviolet rays strike on the earth due to depletion of ozone layer.
  2. Ozone gas is found only in the Stratosphere
  3. Wet scrubber’s method is used for the removal of sulphur dioxide and ammonia from the polluted air.
  4. BOD is more in potable water and less in polluted water.

Which of the above statements is/are INCORRECT?

  1. 1 & 3
  2. 1, 2 & 4
  3. 1,3 and 4
  4. 2 & 4

Q.17. Hunting under Wild life Protection Act 1972, include:

  1. Killing
  2. Driving
  3. Injuring
  4. Capturing
  5. Snaring


  1. 1 & 3
  2. 1, 3 & 4
  3. 3, 4, & 5
  4. All

Q.18. Water vapour in the air

  1. Acts as GHG
  2. Complement the GHG role of SO2
  3. Enhances the GHG causing capacity of CO2 and Methane.
  4. Is not a GHG in itself but supports other GHGs

Which of the above facts are INCORRECT about the water vapour?

  1. 1 & 3
  2. 2 & 4
  3. Only 1
  4. Only 4

Q.19. If the PM loses the confidence of the Lok Sabha,

  1. He must resign
  2. The President can dismiss him
  3. Either a or b can happen
  4. Neither a or b can happen

Q.20. In case, no party gains majority, the Governor can appoint

  1. The leader of single largest party in the Assembly as CM
  2. The leader of largest coalition in the Assembly as CM
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above

Q.21. In case of appointment of judges to Supreme Court, the recommendation made by the Chief Justice of India

  1. Is binding on the government
  2. Is binding on the government when recommendation is made by CJI after consultation with 4 senior most judges
  3. Is never binding, all depends upon power of President
  4. Is binding, but it must be supported by Parliament

Q.22. Money bill can be introduced only

  1. By a Minister
  2. In the Lok Sabha
  3. On the recommendation of Speaker

Now, select he correct ones

  1. All
  2. Only 2
  3. 1&2
  4. 2&3

Q.23. Which of the following states agreed to communicate in Hindi with the Centre, though they have non-Hindi as their official language ?

  1. Punjab
  2. Assam
  3. Gujarat
  4. Maharashtra
  5. Kerala

Now, select the correct ones

  1. 1,2,3&4
  2. 1,3&4
  3. 2,3,4&5
  4. 2,3&4

Q.24. Raisina Dialogue

  1. Is India’s flagship multilateral Conference on geopolitics & geo- economics
  2. Is hosted by Observer Research Foundation and Ministry of External Affairs
  3. Both a & b are correct
  4. None of the above


  1. Is an UN Refugee agency
  2. Its headquarter is New York at UNO office
  3. Both a & b are correct
  4. None of the above

Q.26. Consider the following facts about the official language of India:

  1. Official Language Act, 1963 provided for the continued use of English for next 15 years.
  2. Amended official Language Act, 1967, provided that the use of English world not be ended until a resolution to that effect was passed by all non- Hindi states and both Houses of Parliament

Now, select the correct ones

  1. Both
  2. Only 1
  3. Only 2
  4. None of the above

Q.27. A retiring member of Legislative Council of a state is

  1. Eligible for re-election
  2. Eligible for re-nomination
  3. Both a &b
  4. None of the above

Q.28. Which one of the following statements in respect of the Indian parliamentary system is not correct.

  1. An appropriation act is not essential for passing a grant under a vote of credit
  2. Reappropriation does not involve any additional expenditure
  3. Committee on public undertakings is one of the parliamentary control ones public expenditure
  4. No amendment can be proposed in the  appropriation bill in either house of parliament

Q.29.Memory of World Register is an institution of Memory of World Programme to compile documents of universal values. It documents

  1. Manuscript
  2. Oral tradition
  3. Audio-visual material

Now select the correct ones

  1. Only 1
  2. 1 & 2
  3. Only 2
  4. All

Q.30. “No-Changers”

  1. Were opposed to Council entry
  2. Wanted to focus on social issues like removal of untouchability.
  3. Favored  Hindu-Muslim unity

Now, select the correct ones.

  1. All
  2. Only 1
  3. 2&3
  4. 1&3

Q.31. The peasants in Chenab canal Colony

  1. Led protests against the money lenders
  2. Were led by Lala Lajpat Rai & Ajit Singh
  3. Got supports from Singh Sabha and Arya Samaj

Now, select the correct ones.

  1. All
  2. Only 1
  3. 2&3
  4. Only 2

Q.32. What were the major cause of Rampa rebellion of 1879?

  1. Prohibition of shifting cultivation (Podu)
  2. Restriction on the use of forest resources
  3. Introduction of tax on sea salt.

Now, select the correct ones.

  1. All
  2. 1&2
  3. 1&3
  4. Only 2

Q.33. British Indian Association, unlike its predecessor, the Landholders’ Society had among its member

  1. Non-official Anglo-Indians
  2. Exclusively Indians
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above

Q.34. Amaravathi

  1. Is located on the bank of river Godavari
  2. Was the capital city of Satvavahanas
  3. Is also known as Kashi of South.

Now select the correct ones

  1. All
  2. 1 & 2
  3. 2 & 3
  4. Only 2

Q.35. According to June 3 Mountbatten Plan

  1. Hindu majority provinces were not given any choice
  2. Muslim majority provinces were given the choice to either join the existing or a new and separate Constituent Assembly for Pakistan
  3. Both a & b are correct
  4. None of the above is correct

Q.36. What would have been the advantage for India if India was made NSG member?

  1. It would have been easy for India to achieve IDCT targets
  2. India would have get easy access to nuclear energy market
  3. India would have get clean waiver i.e. reprocessing and enrichment right

Now select the correct combination

  1. 1, 2 & 3
  2. 1 & 2
  3. Only 2
  4. 1 & 3

Q.38. Consider the following facts about LPG:

  1. It is instrumental in controlling ozone depletion
  2. It consists of volatile and flammable hydrocarbons, such as ethane, propane, butane and pentane.
  3. It release lessCO2 per unit of energy than does coal or oil
  4. Its leak can be recognized due to its powerful, pungent odour.

Now select the correct combination

  1. 1 & 2
  2. 1, 2 & 3
  3. 2, 3 & 4
  4. 3 & 4

Q.39. Which of the following are the examples of food fortification?

  1. White Rice
  2. Golden rice
  3. Iodized salt

Now select the correct combination

  1. All
  2. only 2
  3. 2 & 3
  4. 1 & 3

Q.40. Zombie are

  1. Infected computers
  2. Oil spill cleaning bacteria
  3. Secured security software
  4. Gigantic mammals of Southern Ocean

Q.41. Which of the following are the disadvantages pressurized water reactors?

  1. Primary coolant is in direct contact with the turbine and so possibilities of nuclear radiation leakage is maximum
  2. It cannot breed new fuel and so is susceptible to uranium shortage.
  3. Its coolant escapes rapidly if pipe breaks and it necessitates a lot of back up cooling systems.


  1. All
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 2 and 3
  4. 1 and 3

Q.42. Dew is more common during winter because

  1. Surface temperature is more than atmosphere’s temperature
  2. Atmosphere’s temperature is more than surface temperature
  3. There is more water vapour in the atmosphere.
  4. Water holding capacity of air increases due to fall in temperature

Q.43. Fremantle part was visited by our all women team of Navika Sagar Pairkarma. It is located in

  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand
  3. Falkland
  4. South Africa

Q.44. Harmatton is called Doctor because it

  1. Increases holding capacity of air
  2. Decreases holding capacity of air
  3. Increases   relative humidity along Guinea Coast
  4. Decreases temperature along Guinea Coast

Q.45. Which of the following geographical features are located in Sikkim?

  1. Kanchenjunga
  2. Rangit river
  3. Finger Area
  4. Barahoti
  5. Jelep la

Now, select the correct ones

  1. All
  2. 1,2,3&4
  3. 1,3,475
  4. 1,2,3&5

Q.46. Maranao people lives on the island of

  1. Palwan
  2. Mindanao
  3. Luzon
  4. Bronco

Q.47. Which of the following countries touch the shore of Caspian Sea?

  1. Iran
  2. Turkmenistan
  3. Uzbekistan
  4. Kazakhstan

Now, select the correct ones

  1. All
  2. 1,2&3
  3. 1,2&4
  4. 2,3&4

Q.48. In polar areas

  1. Large anticyclones develop over ice caps
  2. Cyclones develop in coastal areas
  3. Both a& b are correct
  4. None of the above is correct

Q.49. ‘Arctic Prairies’ refers to the Arctic landscape

  1. During winter season
  2. When Arctic flowers bloom
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above

Q.50. Migration from India during British raj and in present time shows different causative factors. They are

  1. During British raj, migration was for getting education as well as to acquire land while today it is to grab job of different scale.
  2. B During British raj, migration was to get skill while today migration is to get skilled work
  3. Both a & b
  4. None of the above


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