27 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) Universal Immunization Programme covers vaccinations for which of the following diseases?
1. Tuberculosis
2. Diphtheria
3. Sudden infant death syndrome
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 and 3 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Inspired by: First India-designed vaccine passes WHO test

Q.2) Which of the following organisation does Swachh Survekshan under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission)?
a) Survey of India
b) None is correct
c) National Sample Survey Office (NSSO)
d) Quality Council of India
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] Stumbling towards sustainable sanitation

Q.3) With reference to the Himalayan Research Fellowships scheme, recently seen in news, consider the following statements:
1. The financial support under the scheme will be provided under the National Mission on Himalayan Studies (NMHS).
2. Fellowships will be awarded for a maximum period of three years.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 2 only
c) 1 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: Environment ministry to start ‘Himalayan Research Fellowships scheme’

Q.4) Which of the following species of turtles are found in India?
1. Leatherback
2. Loggerhead
3. Olive Ridley
Select the correct answer using the codes given below
a) 1 and 2 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Inspired by: [op-ed snap] A turtle recovery plan

Q.5) ‘Brasilia Declaration’ is related to which of the following issue?
a) Road Safety
b) Environment
c) Black Money
d) Human Rights
Inspired by: Click2read

Q.6) In the context of Indian economy,Open Market Operations’ refers to
a) borrowing by scheduled banks from the RBI
b) lending by commercial banks to industry and trade
c) purchase and sale of government securities by the RBI
d) None of the above

Q.7) Priority Sector Lending by banks in India constitutes the lending to
a) agriculture
b) micro and small enterprises
c) weaker sections
d) All of the above

Q.8) Which one among the following industries is the maximum consumer of water in India?
a) Engineering
b) Paper and pulp
c) Textiles
d) Thermal power


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