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IAS prelims 2016 Solutions – Govt Policies and Programmes

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  • Six questions (8) from policies and programmes
  • Five questions (7) very simple/ doable
  • All five can be solved after reading CD newscards/ explains

 1. With reference to ‘Stand Up India Scheme’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Its purpose is to promote entrepreneurship among SC/ST and women entrepreneurs.
  2. It provides for refinance through SIDBI.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

  • Simple/ newscards/ explains
  • Start up/ stand up
  • SC sT Wome entrepreneur stand up
  • Small Industry so refinance by SIDBI
  1. Rashtriya Garima Abhiyaan’ is a national campaign to

(a) rehabilitate the homeless and destitute persons and provide then with suitable sources of livelihood

(b) release the sex workers from the practice and provide them with alternative sources of livelihood

(c) eradicate the practice of manual scavenging and rehabilitate the manual scavenger

(d) release the bonded labourers free their bondage and rehabilitate them

  • Difficult
  • Wasn’t in news/ sometime in 2011
  • Eradicating manual scavenging

3. What is/are the purpose of ‘District Mineral Foundations” in India?

  1. Promoting mineral explorative activities in mineral-rich districts
  2. Protecting the interests of the persons affected by mining operations
  3. Authorizing State Governments to issue licenses for mineral exploration

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Simple/ CD explains/ Newscard

  • How will creation of foundation help state govt to issue licences? They can anyway issue license
  • Also foundation is non profit body for welfare of affected districts
  • Nothing to do with exploration but will be run by royalty from mined minerals
  1. ‘SWAYAM’, an imitative of the Government of India, aims at

(a) Promoting the Self Help Groups in rural areas

(b) Providing financial and technical assistance to young start-up entrepreneurs

(c) Promoting the education and health of adolescent girls

(d) Providing affordable and quality education to the citizens for free

  • Study Web of active learning for young aspiring mind – simple education related

5. Regarding ‘DigiLocker’, sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1.    It is a digital locker system offered by the Government under Digital India Programme.
  2.    It allows you to access your e-documents irrespective of your physical location.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

a)    1 only

b)    2 Only

c)    Both 1 and 2

d)    Neither 1 nor 2

  • Simple/ common sense/ news card
  • Digi locker – Digital Locker/ digital India
  • Access e-documents online

6.  Regarding ‘Atal Pension Yojana’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1.    It is a  minimum guaranteed pension scheme mainly targeted at unorganized sector workers
  2.    Only one member of a family can join the scheme
  3.    Some amount of pension is guaranteed for the spouse for life after subscriber’s death.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)    1 only

(b)    2 and 3 only

(c)    1 and 3 only

(d)    1, 2 and 3

2 is clearly wrong.

You can add MUDRA and Gold Monetization scheme also in this section.


Questions, suggestions and comments

  1. Haripriya Goswami

    Thank u first of all.. I have a request … Can you provide last test series test questions plus answers for free…..

  2. Gaurav Dubey

    @siddhartha singh – Yes, you are right cut-off uncertain hai. Exam clear karna agar final target hai to bina prelims ka result aaye lag jao (with positive frame of mind). Bro i am getting between 127 to 133( last year 111). Everyone commits mistakes, for ex. I paid heavily for not revising following – where is brics bank, stand up india for women, shale gas location, veg- non veg, ceiling fans, gram nyayalay,swayam, premature dissolution of panchayats and masala bond.btw in flt 1234 i hv got 80 to 95, vision me never crossed 70, forumias open mock me 78. I was scared due to all this but went well on D day. Anyway 100 se upper to aa raha hai naa bhai so let’s focus on mains.

    1. Siddhartha Singh

      Your score is very good. Congrts !
      I mainly focused on static portion which had less weightage in paper. Followed civilsdaily newscards but was unable to recall all those facts. In CD FLTs, my scores were 91, 103, 88 and in 4rth test 108. In vision IAS test i scored 85 marks.. in Forum IAS 96 Marks.. But as these papers also included static portion so could not score well in real exam. But i will focus on Mains.. Padhna to hai hi chahe ho is baar ya na ho. 🙂

  3. Siddhartha Singh

    Qu. 6- typo error in statement 3.. Its “SAME AMOUNT” and not the “SOME AMOUNT.

    Also i marked this statement wrong because nowhere (i’m unable to find) it is mentioned that SAME amount or less amount would be given to the spouse. Please clarify this.. because i marked ‘a’ option.

    1. Gaurav Dubey

      Bhai after completing 60 years of age, subscriber is entitled to monthly pension – 1000/2000/3000/4000/5000. After his death his spouse will get lifelong pension. After her death the nominee will get 1.7 lac to 8.5 lac and scheme will discontinue.
      Age – 18 to 40, premium payment term – upto 60 years of age.
      No death benefit will be payable if subscriber die before attaining 60 y of age. Just paid premium will be returned.

      1. Siddhartha Singh

        ok. So i got -2 marks in it 🙁

        1. Gaurav Dubey

          Unfortunately, but you will qualify. I have seen your mature comments and grasp over different topic. This gives me impression that you are in.btw how many questions you have done correctly.

          1. Diwakar Verma

            OK guys,we all(getting 100+) should focus on mains with +ve mind setup..
            @Bro Gaurav,seems u have experienced the previous mains can u suggest what to do right now (& also what not)

          2. Siddhartha Singh

            Sorry to say that i’m in a very critical stage. My marks are around 105… There was to much current affairs and i did many silly mistakes. So overall, chances are there but only 60-70%. It will depend on cutoff which is unpredictable. But i’m focusing on Mains.. Lets see. What about you?

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