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Nikalo Prelims 2.0

Hey Everyone!

The clock is ticking, the hours are going by. Some good 30 days are left for the UPSC Prelims, all your hardwork is going to be tested in a short span of just 2 hours.. It is the time to make utmost use of these days very effectively, focus more on execution rather than thinking exam hoga, nii hoga”, as it is said “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”. We understand your concern in these uncertain times and that’s why to ease your preparation and to streamline it further, we’ve come up with another initiative i.e NIKALO PRELIMS 2.0 on our Habitat.

Focus of the Initiative:

Revision and intense interlinkage for extended understanding rather than mere expansion. Not taking something as obvious especially when it is important. Dealing with important issues on priority basis. Conceptual understanding so that even if closely framed sentences are given in a definition, selecting the appropriate becomes a habit. For instance, in PYQs one can find rephrased definition of judicial activism, liberty, etc which can not be marked correctly unless concepts are understood in revisions. Involving the area which can create confusion for most of the students. For example, status of pending bills with change in the government, devolution versus decentralisation, etc.

Revision not a business-as-usual:

Aspirant is expected to have concentrated enriched sessions of self-study to gain the benefits of this schedule. Rely on single source for each current and static portions.

Interlinkage is the key to gain access in the zone of confidence. Infact, a true candidate is the one who is motivated to generate probable questions while revising the course content. This not only helps to grasp the topic better also create different possible dimensions in which question might be asked.

Here, the involvement is active. Not merely passive that is to say only depending upon what’s being provided. Discussion is to include even the missing zones in individual’s preparation. Even, if you are at your very first reading of the syllabus, this is equally important for you to make this part of preparation for this Pre-2020. It will increase the pace of syllabus coverage since this is a time bound and practical initiative. Also, you will know how much importance is to be given to one topic or sub-topic.
Once done with this cycle of discussion and interaction you will be comfortable with concepts and your strengths.

The coverage of topics list and approach is comprehensive.
For any incremental needs which we see during the process, why don’t we start our regular engagement at revision interactions to yield better!!

Not just the start. Let’s make it a habit to improve consistently on daily basis even by 1% better efforts than that of the previous day’s and meaningful discussion. Consequently, one can improve huge margins towards the end of this initiative. This is the power of compounding.

Schedule for the discussion and timings:

7 to 8 pm for static syllabus and 8 to 9 pm for current affairs:

Date Static Topic Current Affairs
24th Aug. POLITY: Basic Concepts of Polity July 2020-May 2020
25th Aug. POLITY: Part I (States and UTs) till Part IVA (Fundamental Duties) April 2020-Feb.2020
26th Aug. POLITY: Legislature (Union as well as State) Jan. 2020-Nov. 2019
27th Aug. POLITY: Constitutional Bodies Oct.2019-Sep. 2019
28th Aug. POLITY: Judiciary Aug. 2019-July 2019
29th Aug. ECONOMY: Basic Economics
31st Aug. ECONOMY: Monetary Policy and Banking Sector July 2020-May 2020
1st Sep. ECONOMY: Fiscal Policy, Taxation, and Budget April 2020-Feb.2020
2nd Sep. ECONOMY: Agriculture and Schemes Jan.2020-Nov.2019.
3rd Sep. ECONOMY: Regional Trade Groupings and Agreements Oct.2019-Sep.2019
4th Sep. ECONOMY: Infrastructure Sector, related schemes, and programs Aug.2019-July 2019
5th Sep. GEOGRAPHY: Important Strait, Lakes, Rivers, and Seas Places in News
7th Sep. GEOGRAPHY: Physiographic Divisions of India
8th Sep. GEOGRAPHY: Important Mountain Ranges and Mountains
9th Sep. GEOGRAPHY: Economic Geography
10th Sep. HISTORY: Important Personalities
11th Sep. HISTORY: Important Organizations (in terms of freedom movement as well as social and cultural development)
12th Sep. HISTORY: Important Movements and Constitutional and Political developments in the Freedom Movement

 

14th Sep. HISTORY: Tribal, Peasant and Working-class movements
15th Sep. HISTORY: The Economy of British India (will cover agriculture and land policies as well)
16th Sep. E&B: Pollution, Environmental Degradation and Conservation Efforts July 2020-May 2020
17th Sep. E&B: Flora and Fauna April 2020-Feb.2020
18th Sep. E&B: International environment treaties and organization, funds and initiatives Jan.2020-Nov.2019
19th Sep. E&B: Alternative sources of energy, their mechanism and India’s efforts in them Oct.2019-Sep. 2019
21st Sep. E&B: The national park, sanctuary, biosphere reserve Aug.2019-July 2019
22nd Sep. S&T: Biotechnology, ICT July 2020-May 2020
22nd Sep. S&T: Satellites and Space Science April 2020-Feb.2020
23rd Sep. S&T: Emerging technologies Jan.2020-Nov.2019
24th Sep. S&T: Diseases and Medical Science Oct.2019-Sep.2019
25th Sep. ART&CULTURE: Jainism and Buddhism S/T CA (Aug.2019-July 2019)
26th Sep. ART&CULTURE: Dance and Festival July 2020-March 2020
28th Sep. ART&CULTURE: Architecture Feb. 2020-Nov.2019
29th Sep. ART&CULTURE: Social and Religious Movements Oct.2019-July 2019

 

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Get ready for upcoming 7th Full Length Prelims Test (Full Syllabus) on 16th May – sample questions highlighting our methodology

Click here to enrol for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

This quote by Abraham Lincoln sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

This is the time where you must have done most of your revision and are ready to face the UPSC CSP with all the josh. Thus, what better exercise would you need than the full syllabus Mock Test. This is the 1st among the four Full-Length Tests covering the whole syllabus and we have curated it as per the trend of previous 5 years of UPSC CSP.  You see, since 2015, this has been the general weightage of various subjects in UPSC CSP:

 

Subjects Question Distribution in the year 2019 Question Distribution in the year 2018 Question Distribution in the year 2017 Question Distribution in the year 2016 Question Distribution in the year 2015
Economy 14 16 8   8 13
Current Affair

(including IR)

22 28 34   27 29
History, Modern India, Indian National Movements, Art and Culture 17 15 14   15 14
Geography 14 8 7   7 14
Polity 15 13 22   7 13
Science & Technology 7 7   4   8 7
Environment 11 13   11   18 10

This is reflected in our mock test as well.

History, Art & Culture: 15

Polity and Governance: 15

Economics: 15

Geography: 15

Environment: 15

Science and Tech: 10

International Organizations, Maps and Current Affairs: 15

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

Nothing speaks more than the facts itself rather than a mere jargon. Here is a list of 5 sample questions from the upcoming test which will help you in identifying the standards and approach we follow. (you can skip this if you want to attempt these directly in the test). 

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

Q1. With reference to the impacts of forest fires, which of the following statements are correct?

1. Glacier melting due to black carbon and global temperature rise.

2. Increased rainwater runoff.

3. Increased infiltration of water.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All of them

 

Q2. With reference to the Anti-microbial resistance, consider the following statements:

1. Antimicrobial resistance, which is also referred to as drug resistance, results in the formation of Superbugs.

2. It happens when microorganisms change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs used to treat the infections they cause.

Which of these statements given above are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither of them

 

Q3. The practice of ‘Muraqaba’ in Sufism is synonymous to:

a. Meditation in Hinduism

b. Pilgrimage in Hinduism

c. Chanting of holy texts in Christianity

d. Baptism in Christianity

 

Q4. Consider the following statements:

1. Fa-Hien was the first Chinese pilgrim to visit India.

2. Hiuen-Tsang left an account on Indian society during the reign of Harshavardhana.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither of them

 

Q5. With reference to Dryland Farming, consider the following statements.

1. The main crops grown in the land areas are Rice and Wheat.

2. Both Intercropping and double cropping is practised in dryland farming.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither of them

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Get ready for upcoming 6th Full Length Prelims Test (Full Syllabus) on 9th May – sample questions highlighting our methodology

Click here to enrol for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

This quote by Abraham Lincoln sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

This is the time where you must have done most of your revision and are ready to face the UPSC CSP with all the josh. Thus, what better exercise would you need than the full syllabus Mock Test. This is the 1st among the four Full-Length Tests covering the whole syllabus and we have curated it as per the trend of previous 5 years of UPSC CSP.  You see, since 2015, this has been the general weightage of various subjects in UPSC CSP:

 

Subjects Question Distribution in the year 2019 Question Distribution in the year 2018 Question Distribution in the year 2017 Question Distribution in the year 2016 Question Distribution in the year 2015
Economy 14 16 8   8 13
Current Affair

(including IR)

22 28 34   27 29
History, Modern India, Indian National Movements, Art and Culture 17 15 14   15 14
Geography 14 8 7   7 14
Polity 15 13 22   7 13
Science & Technology 7 7   4   8 7
Environment 11 13   11   18 10

This is reflected in our mock test as well.

History, Art & Culture: 16

Polity and Governance: 15

Economics: 12

Geography: 15

Environment: 14

Science and Tech: 10

International Organizations, Maps and Current Affairs: 18

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

Nothing speaks more than the facts itself rather than a mere jargon. Here is a list of 5 sample questions from the upcoming test which will help you in identifying the standards and approach we follow. (you can skip this if you want to attempt these directly in the test). 

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

Q1. With regard to the Charter Act of 1833, consider the following statements:

1. After the Charter Act of 1833, the East India Company ceased to be a commercial agency in India.

2. The Charter Act of 1833 debarred those Indians from entering the public services who had not been educated in England.

Chose the correct statements from the codes given below:

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them

 

Q2. Which of the following rivers does have their origin in the Aravallis?

1. Banas

2. Sakhi

3. Mahi

4. Luni

Which of the following statements are correct?

a. 1, 2 and 3 only

b. 1, 2 and 4 only

c. 3 and 4 only

d. 1 and 3 only

 

Q3. Consider the following statements about Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

1. It is an Earth-centered orbit with an altitude of 2,000 km or less.

2. The International Space Station conducts operations in LEO.

3. A major disadvantage of low Earth orbit is that it requires a high amount of energy for satellite placement.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All of them

 

Q4. Which of the following provisions are enshrined the constitution of India for protection of the rights of linguistic minorities?

1. A person can submit a representation for redressal of grievances to any authority of the state in any language used in the state.

2. Any citizen having a distinct language or script has the right to conserve it.

3. Instruction in the mother tongue at the primary stage of education.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All of them

 

Q5. With reference to Statutory Grants under Article 275 of the Indian Constitution, consider the following statements:

1. It empowers the Parliament to make grants to each and every state of India.

2. It is given to states on the recommendation of Finance Commission.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither of them

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Get ready for upcoming 5th Full Length Prelims Test (Full Syllabus) on 2nd May – sample questions highlighting our methodology

Click here to enrol for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

This quote by Abraham Lincoln sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

This is the time where you must have done most of your revision and are ready to face the UPSC CSP with all the josh. Thus, what better exercise would you need than the full syllabus Mock Test. This is the 1st among the four Full-Length Tests covering the whole syllabus and we have curated it as per the trend of previous 5 years of UPSC CSP.  You see, since 2015, this has been the general weightage of various subjects in UPSC CSP:

 

Subjects Question Distribution in the year 2019 Question Distribution in the year 2018 Question Distribution in the year 2017 Question Distribution in the year 2016 Question Distribution in the year 2015
Economy 14 16 8   8 13
Current Affair

(including IR)

22 28 34   27 29
History, Modern India, Indian National Movements, Art and Culture 17 15 14   15 14
Geography 14 8 7   7 14
Polity 15 13 22   7 13
Science & Technology 7 7   4   8 7
Environment 11 13   11   18 10

This is reflected in our mock test as well. (Current affairs has been amalgamated in the various subject list)

History, Art & Culture: 20

Polity and Governance: 19

Economics: 16

Geography: 18

Environment: 17

Science and Tech: 10

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

Nothing speaks more than the facts itself rather than a mere jargon. Here is a list of 5 sample questions from the upcoming test which will help you in identifying the standards and approach we follow. (you can skip this if you want to attempt these directly in the test). 

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

Q1. In India, which of the following review the independent regulators in sectors like telecommunications, insurance, electricity, etc.?

1. Ad Hoc Committees set up by the Parliament

2. Parliamentary Department Related Standing Committees

3. Finance Commission

4. Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission

5. NITI Aayog

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 1,3 and 5 only

c. 2, 4 and 5 only

d. 3, 4 and 5 only

 

Q2. Consider the following factors:

1. Differences in Density

2. The Earth’s Rotation

3. The Planetary Winds

The origin and the nature of ocean currents depend on which of the above?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All of them

 

Q3. Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Phylum Porifera?

1. Members of this phylum are commonly known as sponges.

2. They are generally marine and symmetrical in nature.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them

 

Q4. Consider the following statements regarding the Minars built during medieval India:

1. The primary use of Minars was for Azaan, but its great height symbolised the might and power of the ruler.

2. The Chand Minar was built at Delhi and is one of the most striking Minars of the medieval times.

Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them

 

Q5. Consider the following statements:

1. W.C. Bonnerjea was the first Indian to become a member of the British Parliament.

2. Satyendra Prasad Sinha was the first Indian to become a member of Viceroy’s Council.

3. G.V. Mavalankar was the first Speaker of the Central Legislative Assembly.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All of them

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Get ready for the upcoming March and April Current Affairs Prelims Test on 28th April

Click here to enroll for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”

This quote by Abraham Lincoln clearly sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and Civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

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Get ready for upcoming 4th Full Length Prelims Test (Special Focus on Latest Acts/Schemes/Policies Part 2) on 18th April – sample questions highlighting our methodology

Click here to enrol for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

This quote by Abraham Lincoln sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

Every year various ministries of the Government of India launches and reviews various schemes for the welfare of the society. UPSC Civil Services candidate is expected to know about all such schemes which are being launched and implemented by the Government. Hence, UPSC includes many questions from the Government schemes and yojanas in the Prelims exam. This second part of the scheme test focuses on this aspect and helps you in building a strong base which will help you cover a good ground in the revision.

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

Nothing speaks more than the facts itself rather than a mere jargon. Here is a list of 5 sample questions from the upcoming test which will help you in identifying the standards and approach we follow. (you can skip this if you want to attempt these directly in the test). 

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

Q1. Consider the following statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana:

1. The houses are allotted in the name of the senior-most person in the house. 2. State Governments are responsible for the construction of the houses.

Which of the statements mentioned above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them

 

Q2. Angikaar campaign, which was recently seen in the news has been launched for:

a. Awareness campaign to keep the Ganga river pollution-free.

b. It is a nationwide campaign to shun single-use plastic in all over India in three phases.

c. A mass movement for collective action to build mass awareness and promote innovative solutions for controlling the mosquito.

d. Social behaviour change of beneficiaries of completed houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).

 

Q3. Which of the following statements regarding the Saakshar Bharat programme is/are correct?

1. It goes beyond reading, writing & arithmetic and seeks to create awareness on social disparities and general wellbeing.

2. It provides for coverage of only rural areas in the eligible districts.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them

 

Q4. Which of the following statements with reference to ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’, is/are correct?

1. ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ is a centrally sponsored scheme launched by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

2. It is a scheme for providing physical aids and Assisted Living Devices for Senior Citizens belonging to BPL category.

3. Beneficiaries of the scheme have to be aged more than 80 years to avail the benefits.

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. All of them

 

Q5. Identify the correct statement(s) about the ‘Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)’:

1. It is a programme for restoring all the minor irrigation tanks and lakes.

2. Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation is the concerned authority.

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them

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Get ready for upcoming 3rd Full Length Prelims Test (Special Focus on Latest Acts/Schemes/Policies Part 1) on 4th April – sample questions highlighting our methodology

Click here to enrol for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

This quote by Abraham Lincoln clearly sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

Nothing speaks more than the facts itself rather than a mere jargon. Here is a list of 5 sample questions from the upcoming test which will help you in identifying the standards and approach we follow. (you can skip this if you want to attempt these directly in the test). 

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

 

Q.1) Which of the following are the components of VANBANDHU KALYAN YOJANA?

  1. Improving the quality of education
  2. Protection of tribal culture and heritage
  3. Skill upgradation and capacity building

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All of them

 

Q.2) Which of the following are core focus areas of Inclusive India Initiative?

  1. Inclusive Education
  2. Inclusive Employment
  3. Inclusive Community Life

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. All of them

 

Q.3) Which of the following are the components of Sagarmala Programme?

  1. Coastal Employment Zone
  2. Coastal Community Development
  3. Port Connectivity Enhancement

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. All of them

 

Q.4) The ‘National Quality Renaissance Initiative (NQRI)’ aims to:

a. measure and improve pollution level of major capital cities of India

b. improve quality control and accreditation of higher education institutions which is central to enhancing the quality

c. bring together the famous scholars and litterateurs and create a national database of their works

d. monitor the new government buildings and structures being created with climate-resilient technologies

 

Q.5) Which of the following is the most likely consequence of implementing the ‘Unified Payments Interface (UPI)’?

a. Mobile wallets will not be necessary for online payments.

b. Digital currency will totally replace the physical currency in about two decades.

c. FDI inflows will drastically increase.

d. Direct transfer of subsides to poor people will become very effective.

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Get ready for the upcoming February Current Affairs Prelims Test on 28th March- sample questions highlighting our methodology

Click here to enroll for the Prime Prelims TS

Dear students,

31st May 2020 is the D-day for all civil service aspirants.

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”

This quote by Abraham Lincoln clearly sums up how one should prepare for that day. So before entering the battlefield alone should have enough practice. Our Prime Prelims Test series which shall enrich you to acquaint yourself with the pattern of CSE-2020, assess your abilities, rectify your mistakes and make you confident to appear on the examination day.

Our Prime Prelims Test Series follows the same approach as that adopted by UPSC. Our team of experts is quite enriched with the UPSC pattern and focal point of the questions and hence creates more chances for the aspirants to crack civil service examination by appearing our Test Series.

The key philosophy of our prelims TS is Evidence-based question making: The 3600 questions you face in our mocks have their relevance established in UPSC’s trend analysis. We focus on themes that are important as per UPSC so that we maximize your chances of questions overlap with the actual UPSC Prelims.

Noone but only you can assess how it will help you in being the top percentile of aspirants. You have to practice ruthlessly and civils Daily provides you with a platform to hone your skills.

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COVID-19 and UPSC Prelims 2020: Should You Worry?

 

What is generally a period of heightened anxiety for UPSC CSE Aspirants, has now presented the UPSC CSE Aspirants with a novel challenge. Find the answers to your anxieties about whether the examination itself may get postponed. And how to study efficiently and effectively during the lockdown days.


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‘From the ashes I rise’ – Vishal’s struggle from repeated failures to Rank 11, UPSC 2019

 

All he had was a will to serve the nation, a never-say-die attitude, and a heart. A courageous one.

After repeated failures, he won his final battle.

Vishal exemplifies the best in us.

When the world seemed at an end, dreams shattered, something kept him going. Here Vishal Singh shares his journey with us and gives some valuable tips for UPSC Prelims 2020.


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Clear UPSC Prelims 2020 | Intelligent Guessing Tips to Maximise your Score

 

What comes naturally to some veterans is doubted by most first-timers. Watch Zeeshan Sir put these techniques (Tikdams) to practical use. Hopefully, these refined techniques will resonate with you.

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Common mistakes that can cost you UPSC Prelims 2020

 

In this talk, we are going to discuss do’s and don’t for UPSC Prelims 2020. It is a very important topic considering the fact that very little time is left time left. In this lesson, Birendra Sir, a core mentor at Civilsdaily shares various tips obtained after taking the feedback from more than 150 students.

In this talk, we are going to discuss the following components:

  • How to crack UPSC prelims with just 3 months of preparation.
  • Common mistakes committed by most of the Civil Services aspirants during their UPSC prelims preparation. Do’s and Don’t.
  • The most effective way to revise any subject from the prelims point of view.
  • How one should analyze the test paper attempt, previous year UPSC prelims questionnaire and increase the score in UPSC prelims 2020.
  • How to perform multiple revision of all subjects before UPSC prelims 2020 in the shortest possible time.
  • Motivational boost.


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Interview Transcript – Kunal Aggarwal

Residence – Sonipat, Haryana

Background – Computer Science, IIT Hyderabad, Worked at Goldman Sachs as Software developer, joined IRS IT recently

Hobbies – Cooking

Activities – Represented India in Japan Kiruna Bond project

Board – Bhosle sir, Afternoon, 1st to go

 

Chairperson – So, lets start with some warm up… about software sector.

C – Have you heard about moore’s law? How does it help? What can India do to promote chip manufacturing in the country?

C – Have your heard about n-coronavirus? How is it impacting India? What was India’s response? Is India ready to handle such epidemics? 

 

M1

M1 – What is the principal law against terrorism? Explain it?

M1 – Have you heard of NIA? What is it’s role in terrorism? Can it sou moto take up a case? Can Central govt assign a case even if State does not agree?

M1 – Are there rules governing social media? Some discussion on it…

 

M2

M2 – What do you understand by green shoots in the economy?

M2 – Have you heard of IPI? (production index) What does it say about the current state of economy?

M2 – Have you heard about the Vivad se Vishwas Bill? What is it about? It has certain provision for officers to persuade taxpayers. Explain.

 

M3

M3 – What is the difference between nation and country?

M3 – India is nation as well as a country. Explain?

M3 – In recent days, there has been a term, nation building. What do you understand by it?

M3 – As an individual, how You and I can contribute to nation building?

 

M4

M4 – When did you visit Japan? Where did you visit?

M4 – What is one most important thing you like in Japan?

M4 – Did you meet government officials as well?

M4 – Can you compare Tokyo airport to any of two Indian airports?

M4 – Compare the status of sex ratio condition of Sonipat within Haryana?

 

C – So, you talked about Japanese being hard working and committed. Why do you think that is? Have you heard of the term Baushito?

C – So, you like to cook. When did it start? It is said that food impacts our behaviour. How?

C – Traditionally, food is classified in category and it is said that it determines our temperament. Do you know about it?

C – Gandhi Ji had said something about western civilization. Do you know? Discussion on this topic with 1-2 followups.

 

M1 – Murthal is in Sonipat. What is it famous for? How is the food there? Is it good? The butter that they use, is it real?

 

C – Whatever you say, food in Murthal is good for all of us. (Everybody laughed!)

 

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Interview Transcript – Nida Fatima

Afternoon; Bhosle sir

3rd to go,

Cm: b easy, bring your chair closer to the table so u can write if u need to.

 

Q1 Weightifting hobby(did u compete)

Q2 You read non fiction,why,what did u read,what was its central theme

Q3  Women are not treated equally, they are not understood..what is your view..

Q4 About greta thunberg…do u think if she was boy, she would have got equal attention.

 

M1

  1. U like travelling do u know any travelogue writer
  2. How can we improve  Indo pakistan relationship
  3. One 2 more ques cant remember

 

M2. (Lady)

  1. What is swatch bharat abhiyan
  2. You are from aligarh how will u rate it out of 10
  3. (I said 4), so she said even after sbm?
  4. U become administrator of aligarh what will u do

 

M3

  1. About indo srilanka:some say it is a conspiracy by sri Lankan govt to do what they are doing.
  2. What is ailing the criminal system in India
  3. How to reduce judicial pendency

 

M4

  1. Rule of law,example of it
  2. Why should any organization chose you
  3. Safe guards for administrative officer under indian constitution

 

CM: Why have you left law and chosen this field

A quote of Hellen Keller, “to not have a vision is worst than not having sight”  what do u think?

Another quote”you seek what you not know, but you don’t think about what you know”

How technology can reduce corruption?

Also, history is a narration of story so it is fiction or non-fiction?

Thank you.

 

 

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Interview Transcript – Apan Agrawal

Chairman – P.K.joshi

Date – 17 feb , Afternoon Hrs – 4.05 – 4.35

Optional – Geography , BE mechanical

Hobbies – Football

Extra curricular – Event for Acid attack victims , drought relief work – Paani foundation

 

Chairman – Why did you choose mechanical engineering and then why the turn towards civil services ?

 

C –  Do you think technical domain will help you in generalistic civil services ?

C – As a geography student tell me the difference between geography and geology ?

C – tell me about the evolution of himalayas and shiwaliks ?

 

M1

M1 – You are DM of the district. How will you address the case of mob lynching ?

M1- what are problems of vidarbha and marathwada ? Do you think separate vidarbha demad is the solution ?

M1- Swami vivekananda’s quote about football . Do you know it ?

M1- What is India’s rank currently in football ?

 

M2

M2- What is the meaning of your name ?

M 2 – You are from the technical background.  What do you think are the necessary changes in make in India programe and skill development ?

M2 – As geography student tell me about the significance of Tibet and POK for India ?

M2 – Why Is India lacking in football and not cricket ?Can you name Some states known for football ?

M2 – chappak movie ? What message it gave and why did it did not became successful ?

 

M3

M 3 – What are the reasons for economic slowdown in our country ?

M3 – how will you increase the investment in the economy ?

M3 – Do you think corporate tax cuts has really lead to infusion of money in the economy ?

M3- Why are foreign countries reluctant to invest in Manufacturing sector ?

 

M4

M4 – You come from Karad. Tell me about karad in 3-4 lines.

M4 – How will you stop the sale of acids ?

M4 – Do you know Beed district ?  What is it known for ?

Hint – lowest sex ratio . What do you think are the reasons ? How can the female foeticide be addressed ?

M4 – Sugarcane is a water guzzling crop ? Why is it being promoted still ? Why is govt not moving away from sugarcane ?

 

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Interview Transcript – Kasturi Sule

Board: Bassi sir.

Optional sociology

Hobby – watching movies on military adventure and social issues.

Civil Engg.

Watching football and cricket.

Chairman

  1. So did you watch movie Tora Tora Tora , pearl hearbour.
  2. So tell me about Indo Pak and Indo china war.
  3. Subsequent questions.
  4. Perforated steel structures
  5. How will you tackle corruption in administration.

 

M1

North East security issues .

Prominent civil structures in india.

 

M2

Recently watched movie

Social movie

What is keto diet

Opinion on vocational education

 

M3

1.Do you think cricket has overshadowed other sport ?

2.How do you promote other sport as secretary

3.Why right wing has rise in Europe.

4.Why people are backing trump American first policy.

 

M4

1.Benefits of pre cast structures.

2.Disadvantages of pre cast structure.

3.What is pile foundation.

 

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Interview Transcript – Koushik H R

Board: Air Marshal Ajit Bhonsle

Qualification: Telecommunication Engineer

Optional: PSIR

Work Experience: Software Engineer

Service:IRS(C&CE) presently under EOL

Profile: Trekking, Volunteering for an NGO towards ecological restoration

 

 

Chairman (CM): Asked to explain eco-feminism

CM: From the eco-feminism point of view how different would have been Industrial Revolution if it was led by women

CM: What is your understanding of patriarchy?

CM: Does patriarchy means women have to go for many sacrifices?

CM: In the budget the FM mentioned about Networked economy and global value chain explain about it.

CM: Difference between global supply chain and global value chain

 

 

M1: Asked about the gap in my profile after I quit the job before entering service

M1: More about my NGO activity

 

 

M2: Detailed discussion about Cultural Hegemony

M2: Discussion on Islamic Terrorism

 

 

M3: GST had promised to increase GDP and solve cascading has it achieved the purpose

M3: Reason for GST collection not reaching the target and reforms required

M3: My opinion on SC judgement about Internet as a Fundamental Right

M3: How to use technology in criminal cases

 

 

M4: Asked me to explain AGR issue

M4: What will be the future of telecom industry in the context of AGR issue

M4: Terror radicalization means and ways to solve it

 

 

CM: Unemployment is a bigger issue than terrorism. Asked about unemployment status in India. Reasons for unemployment.

CM: About the issue of RCEP

CM: If you are made the person in charge to convince the government to join RCEP what will be your arguments.

CM: President in his previous year Republic Day speech had mentioned about “sense, strategy and silence of the Constitution”. What is the meaning of these terms according to you.

CM: Fit the four basic words of the Constitution viz., Justice, liberty, equality and fraternity into the above mentioned model

CM: Constitution is fully silent about the term fraternity. What’s your opinion

 

I am not able to recollect few more questions

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Nothing speaks more than the facts itself rather than a mere jargon. Here is a list of 5 sample questions from the upcoming Current Affairs test which will help you in identifying the standards and approach we follow. (you can skip this if you want to attempt these directly in the test). 

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Q1. Consider the following statements with respect to ISRO’s satellite navigation system (NavIC):

  1. NavIC-based vehicle trackers mandatory for all commercial vehicles in the country from April 2019.
  2. The international body 3GPP (the mobile communications standards body) has approved NavIC to be included in mobiles.

Which of the statements mentioned above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them

 

Q2. Consider the following statements with respect HSN (Harmonised System of Nomenclature):

  1. This system has been introduced for the systematic classification of goods all over the world.
  2. HSN code is a 9-digit uniform code.
  3. It was developed by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and it came into effect from 1988.

Which of the statements mentioned above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All of them

 

Q3. An artificial satellite orbiting around the Earth does not fall down. This is so because of the attraction of Earth:

a. does not exist at such distance

b. is neutralized by the attraction of the moon

c. provides the necessary speed for its steady motion

d. provides the necessary acceleration for its motion

 

Q4. Accretion burst event is related to:

a. Activity related to the formation of a star

b. A sudden increase in coral reef

c. A large accumulation of rocks in Kuiper Belt

d. None of the above

 

Q5. As per the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971:

  1. The upper limit for termination of pregnancy is 20 weeks.
  2. The contraceptive-failure clause of the act includes for termination include “any women or her partner”.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them