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

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 Indian Accounting Standard (Ind-AS), recently seen in news, consider the following statements:
1. The Ind AS are named and numbered in the same way as the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
2. IndAS are issued under the supervision and control of Accounting Standards Board (ASB), a committee under the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 2 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 1 only
d) Both 1 and 2
Inspired by: No RBI decision on implementing IndAS yet: deputy governor N.S. Vishwanathan

Q.2) With reference to the ‘SHe-Box’, recently seen in news, consider the following statements:
1. It was developed for registering complaints of sexual harassment at workplace(only).
2. It is an online complaint system.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) NEither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: In SC, Centre lists steps to end sexual harassment at workplace

Q.3) The Bharat Rang Mahotsav, recently seen in news, was established by
a) Indian Council for Cultural Relations
b) National School of Drama
c) Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
d) Centre for Cultural Resources and Training

Q.4) Which of the following elements/compounds given below are used as Nuclear Coolant in the Nuclear Fission Reactor?
1. Heavy Water
2. Sodium
3. Lead
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Q.5) The Healthy States Progressive Report was recently launched by
a) NITI Aayog
b) World Health Organisation
c) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
d) Public Health Foundation of India
Inspired: Click2read

Q.6) Consider the following statements:
1. Animal Welfare Board of India is established under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
2. National Tiger Conservation Authority is a statutory body.
3. National Ganga River Basin Authority is chaired by the Prime Minister.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) Consider the following pairs :
Vitamin : Deficiency disease
1. Vitamin C : Scurvy
2. Vitamin D : Rickets
3. Vitamin E : Night blindness
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) None

Q.8) There is some concern regarding the nanoparticles of some chemical elements that are used by the industry in the manufacture of various products. Why?
1. They can accumulate in the environment, and contaminate water and soil.
2. They can enter the food chains.
3. They can trigger the production of free radicals.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


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