PYQ Based Dominate Prelims Open Test 2 – Online/Offline

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Open Test Date – 11th May (Saturday)

Test Timings

  • GS 1 – 9:30 – 11:30 AM
  • CSAT – 2:30 – 4:30 PM
  • DISCUSSION – 4:45 – 6:00 PM

Both Online Mode and Offline Mode (Delhi ORN Centre and Pune Centre)

Our open tests have the highest hit ratios because we follow 2 simple principles, 5 categories, and 80 themes.

1. 4 categories of questions

The actual UPSC prelims paper can be said to follow broadly 5 categories – 1.⁠ ⁠Core, 2.⁠ ⁠Non-core, 3.⁠ ⁠Logical, 4.⁠ ⁠Ultra-hard (Skippable). We are aligning very closely with this distribution. 

1.⁠ ⁠Core: These questions are from core sources like standard books, monthly magazines, and Atomic Notes. You are expected to answer ALL of these questions correctly.

[2023] Consider the following organizations/ bodies in India:

1.⁠ ⁠The National Commission for Backward Classes

2.  The National Human Rights Commission

3.  The National Law Commissions

4.  The National Consumer Disputes Redressal CommissionHow many of the above are constitutional bodies?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) Only three

(d) All four

2.⁠ ⁠Non-core: These questions are 1 level above what is present in core sources. E.g. Political Parties during the freedom movement, Ancient Medieval terms, and terms around Buddhism Jainism.  

[2023] Consider the following statements:

1.⁠ ⁠India has more arable area than China.

2.⁠ ⁠The proportion of irrigated area is more in India as compared to China.

3.⁠ ⁠The average productivity per hectare in Indian agriculture is higher than that in China.

How many of the above statements are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c)  All three

(d) None

3.⁠ ⁠Logical: Not solvable by knowledge alone but through logical approach. 

[2023] Consider the following statements:

1.⁠ ⁠Some mushrooms have medicinal properties.

2.⁠ ⁠Some mushrooms have psychoactive properties

3.⁠ ⁠Some mushrooms have insecticidal properties

4.⁠ ⁠Some mushrooms have bioluminescent properties.

How many of the above statements are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) Only three

(d) All four

4.⁠ ⁠Ultra-hard (Skippable): Needs to be skipped (if attempted by student, it’s a case of over-attempt. Because knowing what not to attempt is as important as knowing what to attempt. 

[2023] Consider the following fauna:

1.⁠ ⁠Lion-tailed Macaque

2.⁠ ⁠Malabar Civet

3.⁠ ⁠Sambar Deer

How many of the above are generally nocturnal or most active after sunset?

(a)  Only one

(b) Only two

(c)  All three

(d) None

2. 80 most repeated UPSC themes 

We are being very precise. We won’t ask you a broad question on Species. 

When it comes to high-profile species like tigers, elephants, and other critically endangered species, UPSC is asking for conservation efforts or behavioural patterns. We will ask you something similar. We are this detail-oriented. 

This is true for all subjects. For instance, in Economics, detailed questions on inflation, bonds, differentiated banks, etc. are more difficult. 

We have 80 detailed themes and our questions will be framed on similar lines. 

[CSP2017]Q. The term ‘M-STrIPES’ is sometimes seen in the news in the context of

(a)Captive breeding of Wild Fauna

(b)Maintenance of Tiger Reserves

(c)Indigenous Satellite Navigation System

(d)Security of National Highways

[CSP2020]Q. Among the following Tiger Reserves, which one has the largest area under “Critical Tiger Habitat”?

(a) Corbett

(b) Ranthambore

(c) Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam

(d) Sunderbans

[CSP2021]Q. With reference to Indian elephants, consider the following statements:

1.The leader of an elephant group is a female.

2.The maximum gestation period can be 22 months.

3.An elephant can normally go on calving till the age of 40 years only.

4.Among the States in India, the highest elephant population is in Kerala.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 3 and 4 only

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