23 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 organisation has recently released the ‘State of the World’s Children Report’?
b) Save the Children
c) World Bank
d) International Falcon Movement Watchlist
Inspired by: Click2read

Q.2) With reference to the ‘National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF)’, consider the following statements:
1. The Fund is designed as a non lapsable fund under Public Accounts.
2. It was formed for funding research and innovative projects in clean energy technologies of public sector or private sector entities.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Neither 1 nor 2
b) 1 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] The state is writing cheques it can’t cash

Q.3) Consider the following statements:
1. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India can be removed by an address from both the Houses of the Parliament only.
2. The CAG of India has no control over the issue of money from the consolidated fun of India.
Which of the following options is correct?
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] The state is writing cheques it can’t cash

Q.4) Which of the following rivers are the tributaries of Brahmaputra River?
1. Kameng
2. Manas
3. Tizu
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only

Q.5) Consider the following:
1. UN General Assembly
2. European Union
3. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
4. Commonwealth of Independent States
5. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
In which of the above SCO holds observer status ?
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1, 3 and 5
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) All of the above

Q.6) Which of the following can be said to be essentially the parts of ‘Inclusive Governance’?
1. Permitting the Non­Banking Financial Companies to do banking
2. Establishing effective District Planning Committees in all the districts
3. Increasing the government spending on public health
4. Strengthening the Mid­day Meal Scheme
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 3 and 4 only
c) 2,3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.7) The Nagara, the Dravida and the Vesara are the
a) three main racial groups of the Indian subcontinent.
b) Three main linguistic divisions in to which the languages of India can be classified
c) three main styles of Indian temple architecture
d) three main musical Gharanas prevalent in India

Q.8) The congress ministries resigned in the seven provinces in 1939, because
a) The Congress could not form ministries in the other four provinces
b) emergence of a ‘left wing’ in the Congress made the working of the ministries impossible
c) there wee widespread communal disturbances in their provinces.
d) None of the statements given below is correct.


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