13 Jan 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & [Tikdams]

Dear student,

One of these questions would have application of Tikdams. 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) Which of the following international organisation has recently released the ‘Global Economic Prospects?
a) World Trade Organisation
b) IMF
c) World Bank
d) OECD
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Q.2) With reference to the ‘Gini Coefficient’. consider the following statements:
1. It is statistical measure to gauge the rich-poor income or wealth divide.
2. Its value varies anywhere from zero to 1.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 1 only
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] A global opportunity for the Indian workforce

Q.3) India is a member to which of the following groups/agreements?
1. Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
2. Wassenaar Arrangements
3. The Australia Group
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 2 only
Inspired by: US sends clear signal to India: At some point, let us post officers at each other’s combatant commands

Q.4) With reference to the Model Code of Conduct in the Indian Electoral System, consider the following statements:
1. The objective of the ocde is to ensure that the party in power is not able to use public money to improve its electoral prospects.
2. The Code of Conduct have statutory basis.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: In view of new media, EC panel to suggest changes to model code

Q.5) Merchant Discount Rate is
a) a mandatory discount provided to all customers under company law
b) a mandatory discount provided to all customers under company law rate charged to a merchant by a bank for providing debit and credit card services
c) a special cess levied on small merchant dealing in shares and securities
d) None of the above

Q.6) Which of the following characterizes/ characterize the people of Indus Civilization?
1. They possessed great palaces and temples.
2. They worshipped both male and female deities.
3. They employed horse­drawn chariots in warfare.
Select the correct statement/ statements using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) None of the statements given above is correct

Q.7) Which of the following diseases can be transmitted from one person to another through tattooing?
1. Chikungunya
2. Hepatitis B
3. HIV­AIDS
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

Q.8) Which of the following statements is/are applicable to Jain doctrine?
1. The surest way of annihilating Karma is to practice penance.
2. Every object, even the smallest particle has a soul.
3. Karma is the bane of the soul and must be ended.
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


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