Flagship Prelims 2018 Batch 1 & 2 | TS 14 Science & Technology Discussion

All aspirants who are giving tomorrow’s test should discuss all there doubts/queries about any question on this thread and not in the comments section of the test

Around 20 questions of the test can be solved using Tikdam method

Tikdams explanations in those selected questions are given in the explanation column itself

By closely observing those questions after every test you will gradually learn the art of Tikdams which will assist you in clearing the UPSC prelims

Highlights of tomorrow’s test:

Q.1 Consider the following statements with reference to Gelator

1. It helps to recover marine oil spills with a simple, efficient and cost effective method

2. It is completely hydrophilic

3. It can be used only once

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c)  2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.2 Consider the following with respect to Rare Earth Elements

 1. Rare earth elements (REE) are a group of seventeen chemical elements that occur together in the periodic table

2. They are plentiful in the Earth’s crust

3. Japan is the biggest producer of Rare Earth Elements

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.3 Consider the following statements

 1. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. It is caused when the body’s immune system kills the alpha cells

2. Type 2 diabetes is caused when your body loses sensitivity to insulin or fails to respond to the insulin produced by the body

3. The “liver”, which encapsulates insulin-producing cells, is capable of naturally producing insulin in a sustained manner

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 only

c) 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.4 With reference to “bionic leaf”, consider the following statements

1. Bionic Leaf uses solar energy to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen

2.  Its efficiency is higher than photosynthetic plants

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

All the Best! 

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