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UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 1
                                                                                                    March 11, 2018


1.    Silappadikaram and Manimekalai are
(a)    Buddhist epics
(b)    Tamil epics
(c)    Sanskrit epics
(d)    None of these

2.    Match the following
A.    Australia    1.    Typhoons
B.    China    2.    Willy-willes
C.    Caribbean    3.    Hurricanes
Code:
(a)    A2, B3, C1 
(b)    A2, B1, C3
(c)    A1, B2, C3 
(d)    A1, B3, C2

3.    Consider the following statements regarding Hot, Wet equatorial climate
1.    There is no month without rain.
2.    Normally maximum rainfall is in the month of April and October.
3.    There is a great uniformity of temperature throughout the year.
Choose the correct statements
(a)    1 and 2
(b)    2 and 3
(c)    1 and 3
(d)    1, 2 and 3

4.    Image formed by a Concave lens is always _____ in size than the objects.
1.    Virtual
2.    Erect
3.    Larger
Code:
(a)    1 and 2
(b)    Only 1
(c)    1 and 3
(d)    1, 2 and 3

5.    Consider the following statements regarding Home rule movement.
1.    Tilak organised Home Rule League at Poona.
2.     The League aimed at the achievement of  self government for India.
3.    Annie Besant had also organised Home Rule League on the model by Irish Home Rule League.
Choose the correct statements.
(a)    1, and 2
(b)    2 and 3
(c)    1 and 3
(d)    1, 2 and 3

6.  Species of Tropical Deciduous Forests are–
1.  Teak  2.  Sal
3.  Shisham  4.  Mahua
Code:
(a)  1, 2 and 3  (b)  1, 2 and 4
(c)  1, 3 and 4 
(d)  1, 2, 3 and 4

7.  With the reference to the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971, considers the following statements:
1.  It prohibits desecration of or insult to the Indian National Flag.
2.  If someone burns Indian national flag in public view, the person shall be punished with imprisonment or with fine, or with both.
Which of the following statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a)  1 only
(b)  2 only
(c)  Both 1 and 2
(d)  Neither 1 nor 2

8.  Which of these countries borders Bolivia?
1.  Paraguay
2.  Argentina
3.  Chile
4.  Colombia
Code:
(a)  1 and 2  (b)  2, 3 and 4
(c)  1, 2 and 3  (d)  1, 2, 3 and 4

9.  Which of these personalities have been awarded Bharat Ratna?
1.  C Rajgopalachari
2.  C. V. Raman
3.  Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Code:
(a)  1 and 2  (b)  1 and 3
(c)  2 and 3 
(d)  1, 2 and 3
 
10.  Consider the following statements regarding Param Vir Chakra (PVC).
1.  The PVC is the equivalent award of the Medal of Honour in the United States
2.  Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon is the lone Indian Air Force officer to have been honoured with the Param Vir Chakra till date.
3.  This award is only given posthumously.
Choose the correct statement/s
(a)  Only 1  (b)  Only 2
(c)  1 and 2  (d)  1, 2 and 3