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8 Feb 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & [Tikdams]

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  • Dear student,

    Tikdams are smart hacks which help you arrive at the right answer with basic knowledge. Broadly speaking, there are 2 types:

    1. Elimination Tikdams: Extrapolate your basic knowledge to eliminate options which appear out of context. Zero down on 2 choices and then mark the question as per your risk appetite
    2. Estimation Tikdams: Read the question well and work out the answer from within the options – Most of the times UPSC plays with words or embeds clues within the question. A smart aspirant figures them out!

    With strong basics and regular practice, you will be able to arrive at a very robust Tikdam framework of your own. To know more, read about this technique here, IAS 2016 by Dr. V & Tikdams 

    Note: Please comment your responses to questions in the comment section. It will help you in assessing yourself.


    Q.1) With reference to the Economic survey of India which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. The Department of Revenue(Finance Ministry) presents the survey.
    2. It is prepared under the guidance of the Chief Economic Adviser, Finance Ministry.
    Select the correct option using the codes given below.
    a) 2 only
    b) Both 1 and 2
    c) 1 only
    d) Neither 1 nor 2
    Inspired by: [op-ed snap] The manufacturing muddle

    Q.2) Which of the following statements regarding the ‘inverted duty structure (IDS)’ is correct?
    a) Inverted duty structure is a situation where import duty on finished goods is low compared to the import duty on raw materials that are used in the production of such finished goods.
    b) Inverted duty structure is a situation where Export duty on finished goods is low compared to the Export duty on raw materials that are used in the production of such finished goods
    c) Inverted duty structure is a situation where Export duty on finished goods is high compared to the import duty on raw materials that are used in the production of such finished goods
    d) None of the above
    Inspired by: [op-ed snap] The manufacturing muddle

    Q.3) With reference to the National Council of Educational Research and Training, consider the following statements:
    1. The NCERT and Microsoft have recently signed a pact to integrate a course on ‘digital citizenship and safety’.
    2. The National Council for Teacher Education comes under the NCERT.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    a) 1 only
    b) 2 only
    c) Neither 1 nor 2
    d) Both 1 and 2
    Inspired by: Google, NCERT partner for internet safety training in schools

    Q.4) Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) handles its cases using which of the following Tribunals
    1. NCLT(National company law tribunal)
    2. Debt recovery tribunal.
    Select the correct option using the codes given below.
    a) 1 only
    b) Neither 1 nor 2
    c) 2 only
    d) Both 1 and 2

    Q.5) With reference to the World Government Summit which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. It is headquartered in the UAE.
    2. It is a Triannual summit.
    Select the correct option using the codes given below.
    a) 1 only
    b) Neither 1 nor 2
    c) 2 only
    d) Both 1 and 2
    Inspired by: India, UAE to ink 12 pacts during Modi’s visit

    Q.6) With reference to India’s culture and tradition, what is ‘Kalaripayattu’?
    a) It is an ancient Bhakti cult of Shaivism still prevalent in some parts of South India
    b) It is an ancient style bronze and brasswork still found in southern part of Coromandel area
    c) It is an ancient form of dance­drama and a living tradition in the northern part of Malabar
    d) It is an ancient martial art and a living tradition in some parts of South India

    Q.7) Consider the following pairs :
    1. Garba : Gujarat
    2. Mohiniattam : Odisha
    3. Yakshagana : Karnataka
    Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
    a) 1 only
    b) 2 and 3 only
    c) 1 and 3 only
    d) 1, 2 and 3

    Q.8) With reference to Buddhist history, tradition and culture in India,
    consider the following pairs :
    Famous shrine Location
    1. Tabo monastery and temple complex : Spiti Valley
    2. Lhotsava Lhakhang temple, Nako : Zanskar Valley
    3. Alchi temple complex : Ladakh
    Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
    a) 1 only
    b) 2 and 3 only
    c) 1 and 3 only
    d) 1, 2 and 3


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  •  Utkarsh Deep @utkarshdeep

    1. B
    2. A (its aim is to promote indigenous industries and hence option a seems fit)
    3. C (Can be easily deduced with the help of the statement Inspired by: Google, NCERT partner for internet safety training in schools)
    4. D
    5. A (Conducting a summit thrice a year doesn’t sound logical)
    6. D (deduced with my vague memory- it’s a dance form and the name suggests its been originated in South India)
    7. A (unsure)
    8. A (unsure)

  •  Yernaidu @yerrinaidu

    1-a
    2-a
    3-b
    4-d
    5-d
    6-d
    7-c
    8-c

  •  Khemchand Gujjar @khemchand-gujjar

    1.B IT is a form of martail arts in Kerala
    2. A duty in Imports, for Fin ∆ and RM less
    3. A it is different NCERT AND NTET
    4. D
    5.A
    6.D
    7.D
    8.

  •  Somesh Pathak @somesh-pathak

    1:b
    2:a
    3:c
    4:d
    5:a
    6:d
    7:c
    8:b

    •  Joshi Ashish @joshiashish2503

      Dude 1b???😬

    •  Somesh Pathak @somesh-pathak

      I ticked b?
      God help me

  •  Joshi Ashish @joshiashish2503

    1b,2a,3c,4d,5a,6d,7c,8-

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