27 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) The Universal Immunization Programme(UIP) consists of vaccination for which of the following diseases?

1. Tuberculosis

2. Diphtheria

3. Hepatitis B

4. Malaria

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a) 1, 2, 3 and 4

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 2, 3 and 4 only

d) 1 and 4 only

Inspired by: Govt to assess impact of Hepatitis B immunization drive


Remembering the name of all 12 diseases is a tough task. However, using a bit of logic, you can easily solve this question. Only recently The World Health Organisation (WHO) has developed a new anti-malaria vaccine which could potentially help countries such as India and those in Sub-Saharan Africa reduce deaths from the vector-borne disease. It has not yet been launched in India. Therefore, no way UIP would also cover vaccine for Malaria. Once we eliminate statement 4 we will automatically get the answer.

Q.2) Which of the following expenditures comes under the category of Revenue expenditure

1. salaries of government employees

2. interest payment on loans taken by the government

3. subsidies

4. The defense expenditures which are needed for smooth operation of the standing armed forces

Select the correct code:

a)    1,2 and 3

b)    All of the above

c)    2,3 and 4

d)    1,3 and 4

Q.3) With reference to the Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF), consider the following statements:

1. Rapid Action Force(RAF) is a child agency of the CRPF.

2. Its jurisdiction comes under the Ministry of Defence.

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: [op-ed snap] Tackling Maoism

Q.4) With reference to the Condonation of Delay Scheme, recently seen in news, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. It would be rolled out by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

2. The scheme is related to defaulting companies.

Select the correct ansswer using the codes given below.

a) Neither 1 nor 2

b) 1 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) 2 only

Inspired by: ‘Condonation of delay scheme only for bona fide directors’

Q.5) With reference to the electronic-Human Resource Management System (e-HRMS), consider the following statements:

1. The system has been launched for central government employees to access their service-related information.

2. It is a platform built under the ‘Consolidated Model Conduct, Discipline and Appeal Rules’

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) Both 1 and 2

b) 1 only

c) Neither 1 nor 2

d) 2 only

Inspired by: Online platform for employees to access all service details

Q.6) What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?

a) The Lok Sabha may still proceed with the Bill, accepting or not accepting the recommendations of the Rajya Sabha

b) The Lok Sabha cannot consider the Bill further

c) The Lok Sabha may send the Bill to the Rajya Sabha for reconsideration

d) The President may call a joint sitting for passing the Bill

Q.7) Which one of the following statements is correct?

a) In India, the same person cannot be appointed as Governor for two or more States at the same time

b) The Judges of the High Court of the States in India are appointed by the Governor of the State just as the Judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President

c) No procedure has been laid down in the Constitution of India for the removal of a Governor from his/her post

d) In the case of a Union Territory having a legislative setup, the Chief Minister is appointed by the Lt. Governor on the basis of majority support

Q.8) Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?

Geographical Feature : Region

a) Abyssinian Plateau : Arabia

b) Atlas Mountains : North­Western Africa

c) Guiana Highlands : South­Western Africa

d) Okavango Basin : Patagonia


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