Learn from your mistakes BUT don’t slack off while you attempt

Every year, we try to read the UPSC examiner’s mind to position our preparation on the right track and more often than not, the said examiners do allow us a window to take a detour through their mind and marvel at the beauty of the art of crafting questions by them. And the beauty lies not in making the question which no one has ever heard of but ensuring that some questions are such that you can attempt them even if you just devoted 2 minutes of your long tea break in discussing what others had been studying.

Here are few such question which only need a calm look at the question and common sense and you can’t mark them wrong even if you mark them while half asleep:

BUT if you got these incorrect then you need to start studying from this moment itself.

This blog is specifically for the junta who joined the final 4 FLTs with us. If you have joined and haven’t attempted the FLT #2, please do so. Click here.

Here’s the list from the FLT #2:

Q.3) India successfully tested the Reusable Launch Vehicle technology demonstrator recently.

What are the benefits of developing a reusable launch vehicle?

  1. It shall cut down on the cost of satellite launches.
  2. It shall be a step forward for manned space missions in future.

Select the correct alternative using the codes given below.

  1. a) 1 only
  2. b) 2 only
  3. c) Both 1 and 2
  4. d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) In recent times, few places have been in news due to local movements centred around ecological/environmental issues. In this context consider the following pairs:

  1. Mithi Virdi : Maharashtra
  2. Niyamgiri Hills : Odisha
  3. Plachimada : Tamil Nadu

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. a) 2 only
  2. b) 1 and 2 only
  3. c) 1 and 3 only
  4. d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.6) After Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh, which of the following pairs represents the western most and eastern most states of India?

  1. a) Rajasthan and Nagaland
  2. b) Jammu & Kashmir and Manipur
  3. c) Rajasthan and Manipur
  4. d) Jammu & Kashmir and Nagaland

Q.13) Which of the following is/are the pollutants released into the air by combustion of fossil fuels?

  1. Oxides of carbon
  2. Oxides of sulphur
  3. Oxides of hydrogen
  4. Oxides of nitrogen

Select the correct alternative using the codes given below.

  1. a) 1 and 2 only
  2. b) 1, 2 and 3 only
  3. c) 1, 2 and 4 only
  4. d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.14) Which one of the following conventions/protocols is associated with prohibition of trade in wildlife and plants that can threaten their survival?

  1. a) Nagoya Protocol
  2. b) CBD
  3. c) Cartagena Protocol
  4. d) CITES

Q.20) Consider the following rivers:

  1. Alaknanda
  2. Ramganga
  3. Pindar

Which of the above rivers flow through Uttarakhand?

  1. a) 1 and 2 only
  2. b) 1 only
  3. c) 2 and 3 only
  4. d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.22) A joint sitting of the two houses of the Parliament may be called upon by

  1. a) the Prime Minister
  2. b) the Rajya Sabha Secretariat
  3. c) the President
  4. d) the Leader of the house in Lok Sabha

Q.24) With respect to the Indian freedom struggle, a violent incident at Chauri Chaura led to the withdrawal of which one of the following movements?

  1. a) Civil Disobedience Movement
  2. b) Quit India Movement
  3. c) Non-Cooperation Movement
  4. d) Swadeshi Movement

There are 6 more questions in this paper (FLT #2) which everyone should have got correct. But we won’t prick you more.

Hope you are writing your Full Length Mocks seriously. Learn from the explanations but do not go easy on them when you are attempting the tests. There will be many among you who will score an ace on subjects they did not even study properly, but could make an educated guess on.

Make sure you are one of them!

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