26 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 ‘Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG) -SABLA’, consider the following statements:

1. It is being implemented using the platform of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS).

2. It is a scheme to empower adolescent girls of 11-18 years by improving their nutritional and health status.

3. It will be implemented by Ministry of health & family welfare

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) Both 1 and 2

b) 1 and 3

c) 2 and 3

d) All of the above

Inspired by: [pib] Global Hunger Index

Q.2) Consider the following statement about LIGO:

1. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is a large-scale physics experiment and observatory to detect cosmic gravitational waves and to develop gravitational-wave observations as an astronomical tool.

2. The initial LIGO observatories were funded, conceived, built, and are operated by NASA.

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: A new LIGO gravitational wave detector to be built in India by 2025

Q.3) The Government of India has recently enacted Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010, with reference to it consider the following statements:

1. The act is applicable in all the Union Territories.

2. All Indian States can adopt the Act under clause (1) of Article 252 of the Constitution.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) Both 1 and 2

c) 2 only

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Inspired by: [pib] Charges on Health Services

Q.4) Which of the following organisation/organisations publishes/publish the Global Innovation Index(GII) annually?


b) World Intellectual Property Organization

c) World Bank

d) Collaboration of both (a) and (b)

Inspired by: [pib] India ranked 60th most innovative country on the Global Innovation Index-2017

Q.5) Which of the following are authorised to issue Municipal bonds in India?

1. Urban local bodies

2. Municipal bodies

3. Municipal corporates

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: Govt to provide ecosystem for raising municipal bonds

Q.6) Which of the following parties were established by DR. B. R. Ambedkar?

1. The Peasants and Workers party of India

2. All India Scheduled Castes Federation

3 The Independent Labour Party

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.7) Which of the following special powers have been conferred on the Rajya Sabha by the Constitution of India?

a) To change the existing territory of a State and to change the name of a State

b) To pass a resolution empowering the Parliament to make laws in the State List and to create one or more All India Services

c) To amend the election procedure of the President and to determine the pension of the President after his/her retirement

d) To determine the functions of the Election Commission and to determine the number of Election Commissioners.

Q.8) How does the National Rural Livelihood Mission seek to improve Livelihood Mission seeks to improve livelihood options of rural poor?

1. By setting up a large number of new manufacturing industries and agribusiness centres in rural areas.

2. By strengthening ‘self­help groups’ and providing skills development

3. By supplying seeds, fertilizers, diesel pump­sets and micro­ irrigation equipment free of cost of farmers.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3


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