13 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) Consider the following statements regarding the ‘Vishakha Guidelines’:
1. The guidelines were introduced by the Supreme Court of India.
2. The guidelines were introduced for providing equal opportunity to women at workplace.
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: Click2read

Q.2) Which of the following are the objectives of the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Act?
1. Long-run macroeconomic stability
2. Better coordination between fiscal and monetary policy
3. Transparency in fiscal operation
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1 and 3 only
Inspired by: Why the fuss about fiscal deficit?

Q.3) Consider the following pre-independence journals:
1. Atmasakti
2. Sarathi
3. Bijou
Which of the journals given above were published by revolutionaries?
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only

Q.4) Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is related to which of the following Internaional Organisation?
a) United Nations
d) European Union

Q.5) Recently, NITI Aayog has launched the Healthy States Progressive India Report. While making the report, which of the following indicators were taken into account?
1. Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR)
2. Under-five Mortality Rate (U5MR)
3. Full immunization coverage
4. Institutional deliveries
5. People Living with HIV (PLHIV) on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART)
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
b) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only
c) 2, 3 and 5 only
d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Inspired by: NITI Aayog launches ‘Healthy States Progressive India Report’; Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu best performers

Q.6) Which of the following organizations brings out the publication known as ‘World Economic Outlook’?
a) The International Monetary Fund
b) The United Nations Development Programme
c) The World Economic Forum
d) The World Bank

Q.7) With reference to Union Budget, which of the following, is/are covered under Non­Plan Expenditure?
1. Defence ­expenditure
2. Interest payments
3. Salaries and pensions
4. Subsidiess 
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 nd 3 only
c) 1, 2, 3 and 4
d) None

Q.8) Which of the following have coral reefs?
1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
2. Gulf of Kachchh
3. Gulf of Mannar
4. Sunderbans
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3 only
b) 2 and 4 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


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