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First Nikaalo Prelims Open Test was an eye opener for many by highlighting your weak spots. Knowing WEAK AREAS in early stage of preparation can give you time to improve upon them. Hence, as promised we are conducting the 2nd All India Open Prelims Test under our mission Nikaalo Prelims 2022.

GET READY TO EXPERIENCE THE COMPLETE EXAMINATION PATTERN!

We are conducting both GENERAL STUDIES and CSAT test with high quality UPSC level questions along with Test Discussion.


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Test date: 10th April 2022, Sunday

TIME:

GS 1: 9:30 am

GS 2: 2:30 pm

How our Prelims Test will help you?

We at Civilsdaily understand the nuances of setting a paper. Through five cases explaining five questions, we’ll try to give you an idea about the varied difficulty level of prelims questions.

These questions have been taken from the first test of Nikaalo Prelims All India Open Mock Test 2020 about Government Schemes and Policies.   

CASE 1 – The oldest trick in the book. 

DELIBERATELY CHANGING NAMES TO CONFUSE YOU. BE IT SCHEMES OR CONCEPTS. UPSC IS WELL KNOWN TO FLIP NAMES OF SIMILAR-SOUNDING SCHEMES AND CONCEPTS. LOOK AT THIS QUESTION. 

Ques. Which of the following are the result areas of  STRIVE

  1. Improved performance of ITI.
  2. Improved and Broadened Apprenticeship Training.
  3. India International Skill Centers 

Select the  correct answer from the  codes given below:

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. 1 only

Correct answer- 1 and 2 only

In the above question, STRIVE has been used for SANKALP.  Both of them were announced at the same time for boosting Skill India Mission. It is very easy to get confused mark a wrong answer.

CASE 2: Misleading names

A LOT OF TIMES ESPECIALLY IN MATCH THE FOLLOWING TYPE OF QUESTIONS MISLEADING NAMES ARE USED. 

Ques. Consider the following pairs:

   Schemes                          Objectives

  1. NIDHI: nurturing ideas and innovations into successful startups.
  2. SATYAM: rejuvenate research in yoga and meditation.
  3. MANAK: to help build a critical human resource pool for strengthening and increasing the research & development base.

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 2 only

d. 1, 2 and 3

Correct answer: 1, 2 and 3

Misleading yet important names of initiatives under Ministry of Science and Technology have been used here. All pairs are correctly matched but it is very easy to get confused. 

CASE 3: Are you rooted in society?

UPSC has been playing with the expenditure figures and other such facts. It is done not only for the sole reason of checking your rote memory, but the ability to think in-depth about the issues faced by various sections. 

Ques. With reference to ‘Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) Scheme’, consider the following statements:

  1. The scheme provides for the installation of grid-connected solar power plants each of capacity up to 2 MW in the rural areas.
  2. The farmers will have to spend 50% of the total expenditure to acquire and install solar pumps.

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

Correct answer: 1 only

A very important scheme. The farmers have to tolerate only 10% of the total expenditure to acquire and install solar pumps. The Central Govt. will provide 60% cost while the remaining 30% will be taken care of by bank as credit. One must understand the inability of Indian farmers to spend 50% on solar pumps. This would have helped in eliminating options also.

CASE 4: Going international.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION AND AID IN OUR SCHEMES AND POLICIES ARE RELEVANT. IF YOU EVER READ ABOUT THEM, KNOW THAT THE ISSUE IS OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND SOCIETY.

Ques. With reference to Atal Bhujal Yojana, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with funding pattern of 50:50 between Government of India and states.
  2. This scheme is approved by the World Bank.

Which of the following statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2

Correct answer: 2 only

Here the Government of India’s collaboration with World Bank makes it important. Half of the financial contribution is from the World Bank in this initiative.

Students must not ignore the contribution of international institutions especially if it is of such overwhelming nature.

CASE 5: Core of the core

YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO REMEMBER THE BARE MINIMUM. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY IN SUCH QUESTIONS. YOU EITHER KNOW THEM OR YOU DON’T.

Ques. Which of the following are the components of the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP)?

  1. National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) 
  2. Annapurna.
  3. Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS)

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a. 1 and 3

b. 2 and 3

c. 3 only

d. 1, 2, and 3

Correct answer: 1, 2 and 3

The National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) which came into effect from 15th August 1995, represents a significant step towards the fulfilment of the Directive Principles in Article 41 of the Constitution.

It is a very important scheme under Ministry of Rural Development. Students are supposed to do flagship schemes of various ministries.

WHAT IS NIKAALO PRELIMS?

Mission Nikaalo prelims is a free fast-paced revision sequence to brush up your concepts for prelims. Major pillars of the programs are:

  1. Prelims SPOTLIGHT

This initiative is meant to help you revise details and facts that can be asked in prelims. They are simplified, synthesized and prepared using most authentic sources. These can easily slip your mind or you can easily confuse these. Continuous Revision for the same is required. The themes picked up in the spotlight are not random but after analyzing and scrutinizing the PYQs of several years. Dare you to miss the updates!

  1. Static Subject Revision and Tests 

Coverage and Relevance are the 2 Pillars of our Tests. Practicing tests is crucial part of Prelims preparation.

3. Nikaalo Prelims Discussion on Civilsdaily IAS Official space

All material, notes and doubt sessions will take place on Civilsdaily IAS Official Space.

Click here to join Nikaalo Prelims Civilsdaily IAS Official space.

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