21 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 countries are members of both the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the North American Free Trade Agreement?

1. Mexico

2. Canada

3. USA

Select the correct answer 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: [op-ed snap] The decline of the WTO

Q.2) BSF is a border guarding force in which of the following borders of India

1.Bangladesh

2.Myanmar

3.Pakistan

4.Nepal

Select the correct code:

a)    1,3 and 4

b)    1 and 3

c)    All of the above

d)    1,2 and 3

Inspired by: 230% increase in ceasefire violations’

Q.3) Which of the following combat wings/regiments are there in the ‘Border Security Force (BSF)’?

1. Air wing,

2. Marine wing

3. Artillery regiments

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1 and 3 only

Inspired by: ‘230% increase in ceasefire violations’

Q.4) The e-way bill system under the GST regime is made to track

1. Inter-City trade

2. Inter-State trade

3. Intra-State trade

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1 and 3 only

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Transit gambit

Q.5) With reference to the IIM Bill, 2017 which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. The Bill allows students to acquire doctoral degrees from the IIMs.

2. The Bill confers on the 20 IIMs the status of institutions of national importance.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) Both 1 and 2

b) Neither 1 nor 2

c) 1 only

d) 2 only

Inspired by: Parliament gives nod to IIM Bill

Q.6) With reference to ‘stem cells’, frequently in the news which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Stem cells can be derived from mammals only.

2. Stem cells can be used for screening new drugs.

3. Stem cells can be used for medical therapies.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 1 and 2

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) Chlorofluorocarbons, known as ozone depleting substances are used

1. In the production of plastic foams

2. in the production of tubeless tyres

3. In cleaning certain electronic components

4. As pressurizing agents in aerosol cans

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1,2 and 3 only

b) 4 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.8) Which of the following is/are cited by the scientists as evidence/evidences for the continued expansion of universe?

1. Detection of microwaves in space

2. Observation of redshirt phenomenon in space

3. Movement of asteroids in space

4. Occurrence of supernova explosions in space code

Select the correct answer:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 ,3 and 4

d) None of the above can be cited as evidence.

 


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