25 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 elements are present in ‘Crude Oil’?

1. Sulfur

2. Oxygen

3. Chlorine

Select the correct option using the codes given below.

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1, 2 and 3

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1 and 3 only

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] India’s time to capitalize on oil and gas sector

 

Tikdam:

Knowing exact elemental composition of Crude oil is a tough task especially for student from non-science background. However we can still solve the question using a bit of common sense. Chlorine as we know is a halogen and Its properties are thus similar to fluorine, bromine, and iodine. Therefore no way it can be present in crude oil. Once we eliminate that we will automatically get the answer using elimination method.

Q.2) With reference to the recently done Amendment of the Section 2(7) of the Indian Forest Act, 1927 which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. The amendment placed the Bamboo in the same category as palm and other trees.

2. The amendment will remove the forest department’s hold over the Bamboo produce.

Select the correct option using the codes given below.

a) Neither 1 nor 2

b) 1 only

c) 2 only

d) Both 1 and 2

Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Bamboo shoots

Q.3) Which of the following is/are the component/components of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)?

1. Setting up of AIIMS like Institutions

2. Upgradation of Government Medical College Institutions.

3. Providing medical insurance to the population.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 2 and 3 only

Inspired by: India recorded about 3.9 million cancer cases in 2016, data shows

Q.4) With reference to the ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)’, consider the following statements:

1. All the ASEAN countries are its member.

2. There is no non-Asian member in the RCEP.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: RCEP: India hardens stand ahead of ASEAN summit

Q.5) Consider the following statement about National cancer registry Programme:

1. The main objectives of this Programme were to generate reliable data on the magnitude and patterns of cancer.

2. It is a programme under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Which of the following statement is/are correct?

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: India recorded about 3.9 million cancer cases in 2016, data shows

Q.6) With reference to National Rural Health Mission, Which of the following are the jobs of ‘ASHA”, trained community health workers?

1. Accompanying women to the health facility for antenatal care checkup

2. Using pregnancy test kits for early detection pregnancy

3. Providing information on nutrition and immunization

4. Conducting the delivery of baby.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 1, 2 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.7) Which of the following is/ are the principal feature(s) of the Government of India Act, 1919?

1. Introduction of dyarchy in the executive government of the provinces.

2. Introduction of separate communal electorates for Muslims

3. Devolution of legislative authority by the centre to the provinces

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.8) During Indian freedom struggle, the National Social Conference was formed) What was the reason for its formation?

a) Different social reforms groups or organisations of Bengal region united to form a single body to discuss the issues of larger interest and to prepare appropriate petitions/ representations to the government.

b) Indian National Congress did not want to include social reforms in its deliberations and decided to form a separate body for such a purpose

c) Behramji Malabari and M.G.Ranade decided to bring together all the social reform groups of the country order one organisation.

d) None of the statements given above is correct on this context.

 


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