Sneak Peek – Questions from our FLTs and what you are missing out by not enrolling.

Dear students,

We take our Test Series very seriously. There is a rigorous process involved to decide what goes in and what doesn’t. If you have gone through our Nikaalo Prelims initiative, you would see so many questions that are almost impossible to come up from basic books. This is because we go to different lengths to get this done.

Over 500 students who have cleared prelims before are now enrolled in our FLTs via this initiative. *IMP – Free enrolment in our Full-Length Tests for Prelims Qualified Students

We wanted to present before you the questions we’ve prepared.

1. Reverse Engineering of Current Events

UPSC has the habit of asking current affairs oriented questions. We backtrace important questions which can be asked on those events.

Consider the following statements regarding the National Gene Fund,

1. It has been established by the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority.
2. It receives the contribution from National and State Govt. only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

With reference to the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001, consider the following statements.

1. It recognizes and protects the rights of both breeders as well as farmers in relation to the plant varieties.
2. The Act facilitates the protection of only new plant varieties.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Context-  PepsiCo, a US multinational company filed case against potato farmers in Gujarat, with regard to alleged infringement of its rights under Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPVFR) Act 2001.

2. Application Based Question– We in all our test keep the focus on the application based questions in all segments.

Floods caused due to an outburst of glacial lakes is known as Glacial Lakes Outburst Floods (GLOF). Consider the following factors in this regard:

1. Unpredictable monsoon rainfall patterns.
2. Slash and burn type of farming.
3. Earthquake.
4. Black Carbon

Which of the factors given above can trigger glacial lakes outburst floods?

Venus and Uranus undergo retrograde rotation. Which of the following may take place, if Earth also undergoes retrograde rotation?

1. Addition of a day on the crossing of International Date Line from West to
2. Change in direction of rotation of Tropical Cyclones.
3. Reversal of geographical poles of Earth.

Select the correct answer using the code
given below.


3. Few out of league questions which cannot be found in standard textbooks.

With reference to Direct Seeded Rice system, consider the following statements:

1. It uses less water than traditional transplanted paddy cultivation.
2. It eliminates the need for weedicides.
3. Its adoption results in increased greenhouse gas emissions.

4. Evidence-based Question making

We have done through analysis of last 6 years prelims papers. We have divided subjects into themes and sub-themes. Our tests include more questions from those themes from which UPSC is asking more questions and fewer questions from those themes which UPSC has ignored in the last 6 years. The Questions at CD are not framed according to the whims and fancies of the content writer. The question framer has to provide objective evidence to the supervisory team about the relevance of the question. He has to prove that similar questions were asked by UPSC in xyz year. The philosophy of our test series is to remain as much close to the UPSC prelims exam as possible both in terms of toughness and Format.


Tikdams = तिकड़म = Smart Hacks for IAS Prelims

Tikdams are smart hacks which help you arrive at the right answer with just the basic knowledge. Tikdam Technique is an innovation by Dr. V(AIR 20) and has helped students gain additional marks. Our TS is the only TS that puts a conscious effort to build student’s risk-taking appetite. Our each and every test contains detailed explanation wrt to questions which can be solved using this technique. By perfecting this technique you can easily score 20-30 marks extra in your prelims exam.

Q18. Consider the following pairs:

  Theatre form :       State

  1. Swang                 Haryana
  2. Bidesia                Tamil Nadu
  3. Nautanki              Uttar Pradesh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

Statement 2 is incorrect.

Originally the theatre form from Haryana, Swang, was mainly music-based. Gradually, prose too played its role in the dialogues. The softness of emotions, accomplishment of rasa along with the development of character can be seen in this theatre form. The two important styles of Swang are from

Rohtak and Haathras. In the style belonging to Rohtak, the language used is Haryanvi (Bangru) and in

Haathras, it is Brajbhasha.

Nautanki is usually associated with Uttar Pradesh. The most popular centres of this traditional theatre

form are Kanpur, Lucknow and Haathras. The meters used in the verses are: Doha, Chaubola, Chhappai,

Behar-e-tabeel. There was a time when only men acted in Nautanki but nowadays, women have also

started taking part in the performances. Among those remembered with reverence is Gulab Bai of Kanpur.

She gave a new dimension to this old theatre form.

Bidesia:The folk theatre form of Bidesiya has originated in the 20th century and has been prevalent in the Bhojpuri-speaking regions of Bihar. Bidesiya is a dance version of Biraha songs and expresses the pain and despair of the women who are left behind by their men, away from home. The male dancers play the roles of female in the Bidesiya folk dance and for the purpose; they wear artificial long hair and dhoti. Despite the fact that many new modes of entertainment has come up, Bidesiya still has its charm amongst the people of Bihar.


It’s tough to remember the name of all the folk theatre. However using some logic you can easily solve this question. Now closely observe statement 2.

Bidesia.Does it look like a Tamil name? Of Course not. Bidesia sounds like a Bhojpuri name. Once you eliminate statement 2 using this logic, you will automatically arrive at the correct answer without knowing the other 2 statements. 



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