Get ready for upcoming Science and Technology Prelims Test on 2nd November – 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 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.

This Science and Technology test contains questions from the following themes:

New Technology in News: 9

Biotechnology: 11

Basic Science (NCERTs): 16

Space Technology and Indian Collaboration in Scientific Experiments: 20

Schemes and Initiatives and Technology in Agriculture:  11

Defense Technolgy: 4

Health and Diseases: 11

Alternative and Nuclear Energy: 14

Information and Communication Technology: 4

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) With reference to Hyperloop technology, consider the following statements:

  1. It works on the mechanism of gravitation free capsule running at an ultra high speed in a loop like tube maintained at very high pressure.
  2. It would require less energy and would have immunity to inclement weather as well as collision.

Which of the statement given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them


Q.2) Which of the following is/are the source(s) of Saturated fats?

  1. Peanut
  2. Red meat
  3. Olive Oil
  4. Coconut Oil

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a. 1 and 3 only

b. 3 and 4 only

c. 2 and 4 only

d. All of them


Q.3) Consider the following statements with reference to the difference between Quick Response (QR) code and Barcode:

  1. While a barcode holds information in the horizontal direction, a QR code holds information in both horizontal and vertical directions enabling it to store more information.
  2. Barcode can be scanned and used even if it is damaged but QR code cannot be used if it is damaged.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them


Q.4) Which of the following statements is correct with reference to recently launched Application Programming Interface Exchange (APIX)?

a. It is a platform to boost the Artificial Intelligence Capability of SAARC nations.

b. It is a new portal where QUAD nations can exchange information about maritime threats in the Indo Pacific region.

c. It is a banking technology platform designed to reach people worldwide who are still without bank accounts.

d. It is a collaboration between India and the EU to manufacture hybrid cars in the South Asia region.


Q.5)  Consider the following statements regarding NATIONAL KNOWLEDGE NETWORK:

  1. It enables the sharing of scientific databases and remote access to advanced research facilities.
  2. India has decided to extend its National Knowledge Network to Bhutan.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of them

d. Neither of them

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