15 Dec 2017 | 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 industries use Petcoke as an ingredient?
1. Cement
2. Limestone
3. Furnance oil
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 3 only
Inspired by: SC eases petcoke ban for 2 sectors

Q.2) Which of the following are the functions/activities of the Labour Bureau?
1. Labour Intelligence
2. Labour Research
3. Monitoring and evaluation studies under the Minimum Wages Act 1948.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 2 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.3) With reference to the ‘Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is an declaration under the aegis of the WTO.
2. India has supported this declaration.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 1 only
Inspired by: Click2read

Q.4) With reference to the Brahmaputra river, consider the following statements:
1. It originates on the Angsi Glacier.
2. Lohit is one of its tributaries.
Which of the following statements is/are correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) Both 1 and 2
Inspired by: China denies building tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

Q.5) Which of the following agreement/declaration/convention is related to the WTO?
a) Bonn Agreement
b) Alpine Convention
c) Marrakesh Agreement
d) Fortaleza

Q.6) In the areas covered under the Panchayat (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 what is the role/ power of Gram Sabah?
1. Gram Sabah has the power to prevent alienation of land in the scheduled area)
2. Gram Sabah has the ownership of minor forest produce
3. Recommendation of gram Sabah is required for granting prospecting licence or mining lease for any mineral in the scheduled
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) In the parliament of India, the purpose of an adjournment motion is
a) to allow a discussion on a definite matter of urgent public importance
b) to leer opposition members collect information from the ministers
c) to allow a reduction of specific amount in demand for grant
d) to postpone th proceedings to check the inappropriate or violent behaviour on the part of some members

Q.8) How does National Biodiversity Authority help in protecting the Indian agriculture?
1. NBA checks the biopairacy and protects the indigenous and traditional genetic resources.
2. NBA directly monitors and supervises the scientific research on genetic modification of crop plants.
3 Applications for intellectual property rights related to genetic/ biological resources can not be made without the approval of NBA.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
a) 1
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3


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