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Testing Tuesday : High Five With Tikdam – 4

 Dr V
  • Hello everyone,

    We have been hammering on importance of logical thinking and art of tikdam along with sound preparation as essential ingredients of recipe to clear prelims examination for quite some time now. The flagship prelims test series is based on the same principles so is our prelims daily initiative.

    We started high five with tikdam to reinforce the importance of logical thinking and to get you into the habit of applying your mind while solving questions. In the first installment, there were five tough questions from 2016 paper which could be solved by tikdam.Individually none of you could get all five right but collectively you got all five right using tikdam.  In the 2nd installment, questions were easy to moderate and many more of you got answers right. In the 3rd installment, questions were a bit tricky and many of you failed to read the entire question with all the options carefully to arrive ta the write answer.


    How to practice – join the test series for more practice (600 tikdams) and one on one interaction with mentors (most important to take your thought process in right direction). It will help you get better in answering prelims questions and scoring 120 plus marks in CSE Prelims 2018.

    Further, we will be posting five questions (apart from prelims daily) from previous years papers on every Tuesday   9 a.m  (Testing Tuesday) and Thursday 9 p.m.(Testing Thursday)  to make you practice questions asked in exam so that you can yourself the judge of efficacy of tikdam.

    Here are high five questions from prelims 2013 (Easy ones) which you can solve with your knowledge, logical thinking and tikdam.

    Please write your thought process/ method you applied to solve the question with the answers. We will get back to you as to how you can further refine your answer deriving capabilities. Note that this initiative will help you only if you apply your mind and write your thought process. Merely reading and learning the answers will not help.

    1. The Chinese traveller Yuan Chwang (Hiuen Tsang) who visited India recorded the general conditions and culture of India at that time. In this context, which of the following statements
      is/are correct?
      (1). The roads and river-routes were completely immune from robbery.
      (2). As regards punishment for offences, ordeals by fire, water and poison were the instruments
      for determining the innocence or guilt of a person.
      (3). The tradesmen had to pay duties at ferries and barrier stations. Select the correct answer
      using the codes given below.
      a) 1 only
      b) 2 and 3 only
      c) 1 and 3 only
      d) 1, 2 and 3

    2. The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for
    a) the reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third
    b) the grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators of the land
    c) the uprooting of Zamindari system and the end of serfdom
    d) writing off all peasant debts

    3. Due to improper/indiscriminate disposal of old and used computers or their parts, which of the following are released into the environment as e-waste?
    (1). Beryllium
    (2). Cadmium
    (3). Chromium
    (4). Heptachlor
    (5). Mercury
    (6). Lead
    (7). Plutonium
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
    a) 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 only
    b) 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 only
    c) 2, 4, 5 and 7 only
    d) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

    4. Acid rain is caused by the pollution of environment by
    a) carbon dioxide and nitrogen
    b) carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
    c) ozone and carbon dioxide
    d) nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide

    5. Which of the following diseases can be transmitted from one person to another through
    (1). Chikungunya
    (2). Hepatitis B
    (3). HIV-AIDS
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    a) 1 only
    b) 2 and 3 only
    c) 1 and 3 only
    d) 1, 2 and 3

    6. Photochemical smog is a resultant of the reaction among
    a) NO 2 , O 3 and peroxyacetyl nitrate in the prescence of sunlight
    b) CO 2 , O 2 , and peroxyacetyl nitrate in the prescence of sunlight
    c) CO, CO 2 , and NO 2 at low temperature
    d) high concentration of NO 2 , O 3 and CO in the evening

    Dr. Vipin Garg is a medical doctor by training, economist by passion and an IAS (rank 20)officer by profession. He is one of the founding members of Civilsdaily and pioneered the concept of Tikdams (Smart Hacks) for IAS Prelims which form the bedrock of Civilsdaily’s Flagship Prelims Test Series.



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  •  Dr V @dr-v

    Excellent guys.
    The only doubt seems to be in the last question
    Photo means sunlight so that eliminates c and d. B/W a and b – oxygen is anyway always present in atmosphere in huge quantity so it’s presence is nothing new and that eliminates option b as well
    in 4th question – acid rain – nitrogen and CO2 are natural components of atmosphere and present in large quantities. So eliminate them and only one option is left. Further acid rain is due to h2so4 and hno3 – again leading to same answer

    •  Aamir Atique @amir-atik

      Thankyou sir 🙂

  •  Aamir Atique @amir-atik

    1. B ( I eliminated statement 1 as i have read that roads were not immuned from robbery instead there were robberies for which punishments mentioned in statement 2 were given during Harshvardhan’s reign )

    2.A ( b,c,d were progressive demands which gained momentum in later decades of 20th century, moreover tebhaga is relatable to teen bhaga,so option A)

    3.B( i eliminated plutonium as it is too important a material to be used so widely. it is a nuclear material used in nuclear processes..according to me )

    4.D ( I have read the constituent elements in acid rain,moreover only nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide are acidic materials among all the compounds mentioned )

    5.B( chikungunia ia spread through mosquitoes and Hiv Aids,as far as i know can be transmitted through i eliminated Statement 1 )

    6. A( photo means presence of light and so option c,d gets eliminated.moreover O3(ozone) can be present in a photochemical smog while O2( oxygen), causing smog is a bit absurd,there is no such accumulation of oxygen which can result in a A)

  •  Narayana Sarma @narayanacbe

    1. B – Eliminate 1 as complete immunity of roads from robbery may be possible but not river routes. Also, “complete is extreme” connotation.
    2. A- Bhaga in Tebhaga usually denotes tax. Only option A is relatable to tax.
    3. B- Plutonium is radioactive and hence harmful. Why would it be allowed in common utility devices?
    4. D- As H2SO4 and HNO3 are main constituents of acid rain and cannot be formed from carbon related or Ozone related compounds.
    5. B- Spreading through tattooing is essentially implying spreading through infected blood. This eliminates A.
    6. A- Photo: Light necessary so A or B. And B can be eliminated as Oxygen cannot be responsible for smog.

  •  Khemchand Gujjar @khemchand-gujjar

    1. B. Overstatement, he was also robbed
    2. A tebhaga means one third
    3. B yes Pu is a radioactive substance
    4. D common knowledge
    5. B Aids and hepatisis B is spread due to blood transmission
    6. A. Sunlighy and nitrogen compound is required

  •  Aditya Prakash @adi1357911

    1)b because he was himself looted
    2)a tebhaga = teen bhaga
    3)b plutonium cannot be e-waste since it is radioactive
    4)d suhuric acid and nitric acid
    5)b heatitis b and hiv caused by infusion of infected blood
    6)b kyonki nitate, carbon compound will oxidise to form o3 in the presence of sunliht

  •  Utkarsh Deep @utkarshdeep

    1. A (He himself was robbed off)
    2. A (Tebhaga means 1/3rd)
    3. B (Plutonium being highly radioactive material can’t be used in electronic components directly)
    4. D
    5. B (Chikungunya is a vector born disease. It can only survive in a live samples like mosquitoes)
    6. A (as it requires Ozone and sunlight)

    •  Ajay Mehra @ajay-mehra

      Then why A is your answer in Q1

  •  Naga Abhishek Bollapragada @nbollapr

    1) B : “Because roads and river routes were completely immune from robbery” is an extreme statement. It was very rare to find a point of time in history which was free from robbery
    2) A: Tebhaga – Teen Bhaga which means 1/3rd
    3) B: 7 can’t be an option because it is a radioactive element.
    4) D
    5) B: Hepatitis B and HIV can be transmitted by infected blood. But there is no evidence till today that Chickengunya can be transmitted by infected blood though it is a vector born disease.
    6) A: Photochemical smog requires sunlight (photo) and Ozone and oxides of nitrogen

  •  Ajay Mehra @ajay-mehra

    1. B
    2. A
    3. D
    4. D
    5. B
    6. A

  •  Vaibhav Manocha @vaibhav-manocha

    Thank you, Dr.V
    Glad to have found this initiative.
    Random surfing on the net is not always unproductive 🙂

  •  Vaibhav Manocha @vaibhav-manocha

    1-B Never is could be that a civilization/nation could be “completely” free from robbery etc.
    2-A Its all in the name.
    3-B Plutonium is a radioactive element. E appliances me to nahi use karte honge hopefully.
    4- Water me H plus release No2 aur So2 he karenge,
    5- Eliminating a.
    6-No2 oxidize hoge O3 reduce hoga.

  •  Bhupesh Kumar @bhupesh-kumar1

    5-B(EVERYONE KNOWS Chikungunya is spread through bites from Aedes mosquitoes)ELIMINATING THIS


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