18 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) With reference to the ‘ Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017’, consider the following statements:
1. Under the provisions in the Bill, a Muslim woman can seek custody of her minor children from the court.
2. It enables the woman to move court seeking “subsistence allowance” for herself and the children.
3. It bans polygamy for Muslim community.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) 1 and 2
b) All of the above
c) 2 and 3
d) 1 and 3
Inspired by: Cabinet gives nod to bill against instant triple talaq

Q.2) Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has recently signed an agreement with which of theh following steel producer for producing automotive steel?
b) China Baowu Group
c) ArcelorMittal
d) Tata Steel Group
Inspired by: Click2read

Q.3) With reference to the ‘National Medical Commission Bill’ which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The bill replaces MCI with a regulator that will do away with “heavy-handed regulatory control” over medical institutions.
2. It will bring in a licentiate examination under the States.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: Cabinet clears Bill to replace Medical Council of India

Q.4) Which of the following are the possible effects of ‘Tobacco’ consumption on humans, through smoking?
1. Coronary heart disease
2. Lung Cancer
3. Stroke
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1 and 3 only
Inspired by: Karnataka HC strikes down rule on stringent tobacco pack warnings

Q.5) Consider the following statement regarding the Transparency International:
1. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation(NGO).
2. It is attached to UN for its operations.
3. It is Headquartered in Paris, France.
Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?
a) All of the above are correct
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 1 only
d) 2 and 3 only

Q.6) Consider the following statements:
1. Union territories are not presented in the Rajya Sabah
2. It is within the purview of the Chief Election Commissioner to adjudicate the election disputes
3. According to the constitution of India, parliament consists of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabah only
which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 Only
b) 2 and 3
c) 1and 3 only
d) None

Q.7) With reference to consumer’s rights / privileges under the provision of law in India which of the following statements correct?
1. Consumer are empowered to take samples for food testing
2. when consumer files a complaint in any consumer forum, no fee is required to be paid)
3. In case of death of consumer, his/her legal heir can file a complaint in the consumer forum on his/her behalf.
Select the correct answer:

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

Q.8) Regarding the office of the Lok Sabha speaker consider the following statements:
1. He/She holds the office during the pleasure of the President
2. He/She need not be a member of the house at the time of his/her election but has to become a member of the House within six moths from the date of his/her election
3. If he/she intends to resign the letter of his/her resignation has to be addressed to the Deputy Speaker.
Which of the above statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 only
c) 1,2 and 3
d) None


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