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UPSC prelims 2018 Test Series Paper - 4
                                                                                                    March 11, 2018

1. Consider the following statements and choose the correct one/s
1. Development of Hindi language started at the end of the 18th century
2. Swami Dayanand wrote in order to reform the Hindu society and rid it of false beliefs and social evils
3. Suryakant Tripathi Nirala became the pioneer of awakening of Modern India through Hindi literature
(a) 1 and 2       
(b) 1 and 3   
(c) 2 and 3       
(d) All of the above

2. Consider the Following Statements:
1. It also provided for the separate representation of presidency corporations, chambers of commerce, universities and zamindars.
2. It provided for the first time for the association of Indians with the executive Councils of the Viceroy and Governors.
These statements refer to which of the below Acts.
(a) Act of 1861    
(b) Act of 1892
(c) Act of 1909    
(d) Act of 1919

3. Arrange them in chronological order:
1. Treaty of Bassein
2. Treaty of Seringpatnam
3. Treaty of Rajghat
4. Treaty of Salbai
Choose the correct sequence:
(a) 4, 2, 1, 3    
(b) 2, 4, 1, 3
(c) 1, 2, 3, 4    
(d) 4, 2, 3, 1

4. Consider the following statements:
1. Rammohan Roy accepted the concept of one God as propounded by the upanishads.
2. The Brahmo Samaj denied that any scripture could enjoy the status of ultimate authority transcending human reason and conscience.
3. It rejected the Hindu belief in the doctrine of Karma and transmigration of soul.
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. Which among the following state have launched India’s first liquefied natural gas-driven bus?
(a) Kerala    
(b) New Delhi
(c) Gujarat    
(d) Tamil Nadu

6. “The misery hardly finds a parallel in the history of commerce. The bones of the cotton weavers are bleaching the plains of India”.
Who said the above words in reference to the ruin of Indian textile industry?
(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) Dadabhai Neroji
(c) Lord William Bentinck
(d) M.K.Gandhi

7. Consider the following statements and choose the correct one/s
1. Bhakti Movement provided stimulus to growth of Bengali language.
2. Shankaradeva helped in growth of Assamese poetry.
(a) Only 1   
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2   
(d) None of the above

8. Which of the given statements about Arya Samaj are correct?
1. The Samaj always remained in the forefront of political movement.
2. The Samaj started the shudhi movement to convert non-Hindus to Hinduism.
(a) 1 Only   
(b) 2 Only
(c) Both 1 & 2   
(d) None of the above

9. Consider the following statements:
1. The main aim of Britishers was to transform India into a consumer of British goods.
2. The commercial policy of East India Company was guided by the needs of Indian Industry.
Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct?
(a) Only 1   
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2   
(d) None of the above

10. Consider the following sentences with reference to the ‘International Competition Network’ (ICN) conference.
1. Competition Commission of India (CCI) would host the 2018 International Competition Network Annual Conference.
2. CCI became the member of ICN in the year 2016
Which of the above sentence(s) is/are true?
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) None of the above