Get ready for the upcoming S&T and Environment Advanced Prelims Test on 1st February – sample questions highlighting our methodology

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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.

Q1. There is a fall in boiling points of water and other liquids at hills, because:

a. of high pressure at mountainous regions, the liquid experiences less downward force pushing down on it from above.

b. Boiling point of water changes with altitude because atmospheric pressure changes with altitude.

c. Boiling point of water changes with altitude because of temperature inversion.

d. At mountainous regions, water molecules have a tough time escaping off the surface when the air pressure above them is less.


Q2. Big data is a term that describes the large volume of data – both structured and unstructured. Which of the following are applications of Big data?

1. Better understanding and targeting customers by companies.

2. Tracking and analyzing the supply chain delivery routes.

3. Used in healthcare to find new cures for cancer.

4. Security and law and order management.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 3 and 4 only

c. 1, 3 and 4 only

d. All of them


Q3. In recent times, there is a rise in the exploration works of the shale gas. Which of the following statements are correct regarding ‘Shale Gas’?

1. It is predominantly Methane trapped in Shale rock formations.

2. The source of formation of shale gas is somewhere else and it travels through the permeable shale rocks and gets trapped in the pores.

3. Hydraulic Fracturing is the technique used for extraction of Shale gas.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All of them


Q4. Which of the following statements are correct regarding different generations of biofuels?

1. First-generation biofuels are made from feedstocks that can also be consumed as human food.

2. Second-generation fuels are produced from sustainable feedstock but these feedstocks are not normally used for human consumption.

3. Third generation fuels are obtained from algae.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 3 only

d. All of them


Q5. With regards to the Nitrogen Cycle, the conversion of ammonia into nitrates takes place in which of these process?

a. Nitrification

b. Denitrification

c. Ammonofication

d. None of the above

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