3 Feb 2018 | Prelims Daily with Previous Year Questions & [Tikdams]

Dear student,

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) Projects pertaining to which of the following sectors are eligible for financing from the IIFCL(India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited)?
1. Cold storage chains
2. Power
3. Road
4. Railways
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1, 2 and 4 only
b) 1 and 3 only
c) 2, 3 and 4 only
d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
Inspired by: Infra sector gets an allocation of close to Rs. 6 lakh cr

Q.2) Which of the following country/countries is/are not part of Ashgabat agreement?
1. Pakistan
2. Nepal
3. Sri Lanka
Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
a) 2 and 3 only
b) 1, 2 and 3
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1 only
Inspired by: India joins Ashgabat agreement

Q.3) Consider the following Sectors of the Indian Economy:
1. Banking
2. Agriculture
3. Defence
Which of the above are part of Union list as a part of seventh schedule of constitution?
a) 3 only
b) 1 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.4) Which of the following statement regarding the Chabahar Port is/are correct?
1.The Chabahar Port is located in the Gulf of Oman.
2. It serves as Iran’s only oceanic port.
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) 1 only
b) Neither 1 nor 2
c) 2 only
d) Both 1 and 2

Q.5) With reference to the Finance Bill which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. The Finance Bill can be introduced only in Lok Sabha
2. The Rajya Sabha cannot recommend amendments to the Bill
Select the correct option using the codes given below.
a) Both 1 and 2
b) 1 only
c) 2 only
d) Neither 1 nor 2
Inspired by: Govt proposes key amendments to PMLA

Q.6) Which of the following leaf modifications occurs/occur in desert areas to inhibit water loss?
1. Hard and waxy leaves
2. Tiny leaves or no leaves
3. Thorns instead of leaves
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

Q.7) The known forces of nature can be divided into four classes, viz, gravity electromagnetism, weak nuclear force and strong nuclear force. with reference to them, which one of the following statements is not correct?
a) Gravity is the strongest of the four
b) Electromagnetism act only on particles with an electric charge
c) Weak nuclear force causes radioactivity
d) Strong nuclear force holds protons and nutrons inside the nuclear of an atom.

Q.8) The efforts to detect the existence of Higgs boson particle have become frequent news in the recent past. What is /are the importance/importances of discovering this particle?
1. It will enable us to understand as to why elementary particles have mass.
2. It will enables us in the near future to develope the technology to transferring matter from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them.
3. It will enable us to create better fuels for nuclear fission.
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


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