UPSC Prelims Test Series 2019 - Test 12

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following Indirect taxes have been subsumed under GST? 1. Central excise duty 2. Entertainment tax 3. Luxury tax 4. Octroi tax Select the correct answer using the code given below.
    • A. 

      1, 2, 3 and 4

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1, 3 and 4 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 4 only

  • 2. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD),is an autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology. 2. System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) is operationalised by IMD. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 3. 
    Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles (FAME) is implemented by which of the following ministries?
    • A. 

      Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

    • B. 

      Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

    • C. 

      Both a & b.

    • D. 

      Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises ...

  • 4. 
    Which of the following would benefit if interest rates in the country are lowered? 1. Domestically oriented firms 2. Households 3. Domestic equity investors Select the correct answer using the code given below.
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1, 2 and 3

    • D. 

      1 and 3 only

  • 5. 
    Consider the following statements: I. Botanical Survey of India (BSI), is a statutory body under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change's. II. It was established in 1890 with objective to explore plant resources of country and to identify plants species with economic virtues. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 6. 
    Identify the incorrect statement from the following.
    • A. 

      A business under the Composition scheme  has to pay tax under Reverse Charge mechanism wherever applicable.

    • B. 

      A  business under the Composition scheme is not allowed to avail input tax credit of GST on purchases.

    • C. 

      Businesses with annual turnover up to Rs 1.0 crore can opt for composition scheme..

    • D. 

      Businesses whose turnover is upto 40 lakh rupees are exempted from GST.

  • 7. 
    Consider the following statements regarding Index of Industrial Production (IIP): 1. It is compiled by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. 2. More than three-fourths of the weight in IIP is assigned to manufacturing. 3. The base year for its calculation is 2004- 05. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      2 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 8. 
    Consider the following statements: I. Overall Sex ratio in India has always remained unfavourable to females. II. There is a steady decline in child sex ratio since 1951. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 9. 
    Identify correct statements from the following regarding the Interpol. 1. Interpol has its Headquarters located at Lyon, France. 2. The CBI is the nodal authority that executes and handles the issuance of all Interpol Notices in India. Codes:
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 10. 
    With reference to Economic Survey 2017- 18, the term "Late convergence" refers to:
    • A. 

      Rise in income levels of lower middle income countries after the financial crisis of 2008.

    • B. 

      Fall of income in advanced economies post 2008 economic recession.

    • C. 

      Increase in income of poorer countries during the globalization era.

    • D. 

      Increase in per capita income of Indian economy in the post 1991 reform period.

  • 11. 
    Consider the following statements: I. Lakshadweep has the second highest literacy rate in India. II. Bihar has the lowest literacy rate in case of males. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 12. 
    Gilets Jaunes Protests have its roots in which of the following countries?
    • A. 

      France.

    • B. 

      Algeria.

    • C. 

      Sudan

    • D. 

      Spain.

  • 13. 
    According to the economic survey 2017-18, which of the following is/are the major reasons behind current slowdown in India? 1. Decreasing public investment 2. Decline in financial savings in bank deposits 3. Twin balance sheet problem Select the correct answer using the code given below.
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 14. 
    Consider the following statements: I. Governor of a state can decide the period for which National Flag can be flown at half mast. II. Citizens of India can fly National Flag at their premises. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 15. 
    Through which of the following devices does the Lok Sabha give a blank cheque to the executive to meet an unexpected financial demand of an indefinite character upon the resources of India?
    • A. 

      Supplementary grant.

    • B. 

      Vote of credit

    • C. 

      Additional grant.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 16. 
    Consider the following statements regarding India's diamond trade: 1. India is the world's largest diamond consumer. 2. India exports 95% of the total imported rough diamond. Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 17. 
    Words Satyameva Jayate inscribed under the abacus of National Emblem are taken from:
    • A. 

      Aranyakas

    • B. 

      Rigveda

    • C. 

      Upanishads

    • D. 

      None

  • 18. 
    Which of the following doesn’t lapse after the dissolution of the Lok sabha? 1. A bill pending in the Rajya Sabha but not passed by the Lok sabha. 2. A motion passed by the Lok sabha for the removal of a judge of the Supreme Court. 3. A bill passed by both houses but returned by the President for reconsideration of the houses. Codes:
    • A. 

      2 & 3 Only.

    • B. 

      2 Only.

    • C. 

      3 Only.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    Which of the following modes of transportation are correctly arranged in the descending order for their respective shares in Inland Freight Transportation?
    • A. 

      Railways > Roadways > Airways > Waterways

    • B. 

      Roadways > Railways > Waterways > Airways

    • C. 

      Airways > Roadways > Railways > Waterways

    • D. 

      Railways > Roadways > Waterways > Airways

  • 20. 
    Consider the following statements: I. National Anthem was first sung on 26th January 1930. II. Duration of the National Anthem is approximately 1 minute 52 seconds. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 21. 
    Identify correct statements regarding Helium from the following. 1. Helium is the second most abundant element in the Universe, after Hydrogen. 2. In its gaseous form, helium is so light, that it escapes from the Earth easily. Codes:
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 22. 
    Which one of the following is the largest contributor to India's current account deficit in 2017-18?
    • A. 

      Manufacturing trade deficit

    • B. 

      Gold imports

    • C. 

      Remittances deficit

    • D. 

      Oil imports

  • 23. 
    Consider the following statements: I. Song Vande Mataram has an equal status with Jana-gana-mana. II. Song Vande Mataram was composed in Sanskrit by Bankimchandra Chatterji. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      I Only

    • B. 

      II Only

    • C. 

      Both I and II

    • D. 

      Neither I nor II

  • 24. 
    Identify correct statements regarding Helium from the following. 1. The Kuiper Belt is a region of the Solar System that exists beyond the eight major planets. 2. Kuiper belt is larger than the asteroid belt. Codes:
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 25. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. There has been a substantial decrease in the number of taxpayers post-demonetization. 2. Demonetization resulted in a short term decrease in demand and production in the informal sector. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

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