Get ready for upcoming Environment and Biodiversity Prelims Test on 19th October- 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 ax.”

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.

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 likely consequences of an increase in the concentration of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

  1. There would be an increase in the rate of photosynthesis in the plants
  2. Nitrogen fixation in root nodules will be increased
  3. There would be an increase in rate of transpiration

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2 and 3 only

c. 1 and 2 only

d. All of them


Q.2) With reference to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), consider the following statements:

  1. It aims to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
  2. It was adopted under the aegis of members of IUCN.
  3. It is legally binding on the Parties and take the place of national laws.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 1 and 2 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All of the


Q.3) Which of the following is/are sources of soil pollution?

  1. Fly ash from thermal power plants
  2. Use of inorganic fertilizers in agriculture
  3. Dumping of hospital organic wastes
  4. Incineration and pyrolysis

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 2 and 4 only.

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All of them


Q.4) Consider the following statements regarding Biodiversity Hotspot:

  1. A Biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region with a rich pool of biodiversity that threatened by the human.
  2. The Western Ghats, the Eastern Ghats, the Western Himalayas, and the Eastern Himalayas are the only 4 Biodiversity hotspots in India.

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them


Q.5) Which of the following are the effects of Global warming?

  1. The clashing of warm and cold fronts would result in more violent weather.
  2. Due to warming, more water will be evaporated from seas leading to consistent high rainfall.
  3. Agricultural productivity of temperate regions will decline.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

a. 1 and 2 only

b. 1 and 3 only

c. 2 and 3 only

d. All of them



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