24 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 statements is correct?
a) The Finance Bill is a Money Bill as defined in Article 110 of the Constitution
b) The Finance Bill can be introduced only in Lok Sabha
c) The Rajya Sabha can recommend amendments to the Bill
d) All of the above
Inspired by: Budget 2018-19: To cut graft, govt plans to take tax assessment beyond state borders

Q.2) With reference to the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) which of the following statement is/are correct?
1. The National Investment Fund is an institutional part of the NIIF.
2. NIIF is registered with the SEBI as Alternative Investment Fund (AIF).
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Both 1 and 2
c) Neither 1 nor 2
d) 2 only
Inspired by: NIIF, DP World to invest $3 bn

Q.3) Which of the following counries are members of both the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership?
1. Australia
2. Laos
3. Sri Lanka
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 2 only
Inspired by: India pushes for concluding balanced RCEP deal that includes services pact

Q.4) Disguised unemployment generally means:
a) large number of people remain unemployed
b) alternative employment is not available
c) marginal productivity of labour is zero
d) productivity of workers is low

Q.5) Which of the following are the functions of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)?
1. Fund raising through suitable instruments including off-shore credit enhanced bonds.
2. Investing in the corpus created by Asset Management Companies (AMCs) for investing in private equity.
3. Preparing a shelf of infrastructure projects and providing advisory services.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 3
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1 and 2 only
Inspired by: NIIF, DP World to invest $3 bn

Q.6) During a thunderstorm, the thunder in the skies is produced by the
1. meeting of cumulonimbus clouds in the sky
2. lightning that separates the nimbus clouds
3. violent upward movement of air and water particles
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3
d) None of the above produces the thunder

Q.7) Consider the following pairs :
Tribe State
1. Limboo (Limbu) : Sikkim
2. Karbi : Himachal Pradesh
3. Dongaria : Odisha
4. Bonda : Tamil Nadu
Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 2 and 4 only
c) 1, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.8) Consider the following liquid assets:
1.Demand deposits with the banks
2.Time deposits with the banks
3.Savings deposits with the banks
The correct sequence of these decreasing order of Liquidity is
a) 1­4­3­2
b) 4­3­2­1
c) 2­3­1­4
d) 4­1­3­2


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