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UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 3
                                                                                                    March 11, 2018


1.    Which of the following statements are correct regarding the Subsidiary Alliance System introduced by Lord Wellesley?
1.     The system was invented by Lord Wellesley.
2.     Permanent stationing of British Forces in the territory of Indian state was one of the rule under this system.
3.     Under this system British Residents were posted at the court of Indian State.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a)     1 and 3     (b)     2 and 3
(c)     Only 2     (d)     All are correct

2.    Consider the following statements and choose the correct one/s
1.    Rabindra Nath Tagore won Nobel Prize for literature for Geetanjali.
2.    Prithvi Vallabha is novel written by Dr. K M Munsi
3.    William Carey wrote grammar of Bengali.
Code:
(a)    1 and 2      (b)    1 and 3   
(c)    2 and 3    (d)    All of the above

3.    Consider the following statements about ‘The Theosophical Society’
1.    The Society was founded by Westerners.
2.    The Society accepted the Hindu beliefs in reincarnation and karma.
3.    The members of this society believed that a special relationship can be established between a person's soul and God.
Which of the given statements are correct?
(a)    1 & 2     (b)    2 & 3
(c)    1 & 3     (d)    1, 2 & 3

4.    Consider the following statements:
1.    Prarthana Samaj was established under the guidance of Keshab Chandra Sen.
2.    The followers of Prarthana Samaj looked upon themselves as adherents of a new religion.
3.    The prominent leaders of the Samaj were Justice Mahadev Govinda Ranade, R.G. Bhandarker and N.G. Chandavarkar.
Which of the given statements are correct?
(a)    1 and 2    (b)    2 and 3
(c)    1 and 3    (d)    1, 2 and 3

5.    What is the “SAMPRITI-2016”?
(a)     It is the Joint Military Exercise between India and Bangladesh.
(b)     It is the Joint Military Exercise between India and China.
(c)     It is the Joint Military Exercise between India and Nepal.
(d)     It is the Joint Military Exercise between India and Sri Lanka.

6. Consider the following statements about Minerals. 
1. There is no single element mineral found on the planet.
2. Minerals can be organic as well as inorganic.
3. They have an orderly atomic structure but lack a definite chemical composition.
Which of the following statement/statements given above is/are INCORRECT?
(a) 1 and 3 (b) Only 1
(c) Only 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3

7. Consider the following statements regarding Subtropical Deserts.
1. Circulation patterns of air masses contribute to the formation of Subtropical deserts.
2. The world’s largest hot desert, the Sahara, is a subtropical desert in northern Africa.
Choose the correct statement/s
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None of the above

8. Consider the following statements regarding Uranus.
1. It is the seventh planet from the sun.
2. It rotates at a nearly 180 degree angle from the plane of its orbit.
3. The unique tilt makes Uranus appear to spin on its side, orbiting the sun like a rolling ball.
Choose the correct statement/s
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

9. Which one of the following statements explains“Nucleated Settlement Pattern”?
(a) It is a model of settlement where a lot of buildings are grouped together.
(b) It is a model of settlement where buildings are built in lines. 
(c) It is a model of settlement where buildings are spread out.
(d) It is a model of settlement where buildings are built along the river, a coastline or a road.

10. Consider the following names of spacecrafts & planets they are sent to and select the correct options.
1. Curiosity - Jupiter
2. Cassini – Saturn
3. Messenger – Mars
4. Viking – Venus
Code:
(a)Only 1 
(b) Only 2
(c) 2, 3 and 4
(d) All of the above