UPSC Scholarship Test

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The UPSC is responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India services and group A & group B for Central services. If you wish to be given a scholarship you must prove that you know the commission and why you deserve the scholarship. Do you think you are ready for the scholarship test? Take the test below and refresh your memory.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many times the preamble of the Constitution has been amended?
    • A. 

      Once

    • B. 

      Twice

    • C. 

      Thrice

    • D. 

      Never

  • 2. 
    For the first time in 1934, the idea of a Constituent Assembly for India was put forward by which of the following eminent?
    • A. 

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • B. 

      Motilal Nehru

    • C. 

      Subhash Chandra Bose

    • D. 

      M. N. Roy

  • 3. 
    Elections for the Constituent Assembly were held for the first time under which plan?
    • A. 

      Cabinet mission plan

    • B. 

      Mountbatten plan

    • C. 

      August offer

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is true about caretaker government in India
    • A. 

      It is a constitutional mechanism to ensure continuity in governance

    • B. 

      The provision of caretaker government is for both centre and state level.

    • C. 

      Caretaker government enjoys all powers like normal government

    • D. 

      There is no provision in the constitution for caretaker government

  • 5. 
    In case of which of the following bill, governor must reserve the bill for president’s consideration
    • A. 

      Money bill

    • B. 

      Finance bill

    • C. 

      Bill related to giving effect for directive principle of state policy

    • D. 

      Which relate to imposition of taxes on water or electricity in certain cases

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statement/s is/are true? 1. President of India can nominate 12 members to Lok Sabha. 2. President of India can nominate 2 members to Rajya Sabha. Choose the correct answers from the given code:
    • A. 

      Only 1

    • B. 

      Only 2

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      Neither 1 nor 2

  • 7. 
    Which of the following was the first intervention of the British government to regulate the affairs of the East India Co.?
    • A. 

      Pitts India Act

    • B. 

      Regulating Act

    • C. 

      Charter Act, 1833

    • D. 

      Charter Act, 1858

  • 8. 
    Indian Councils Act 1909 was also known as-
    • A. 

      Montague -Chelmsford Act

    • B. 

      Morley-Minto Reforms

    • C. 

      Dicky bird plan

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    Consider the following statement about constitutional amendment bill: 1. State legislatures can also initiate constitutional amendment bill. 2. The option of joint session is not available for constitutional amendment bill.3. The president is bound to give his/her assent to constitutional amendment bill. 4. State legislatures have no role to play in constitutional amendments. Which of the above statements are correct? Choose from the following codes:
    • A. 

      2 and 3 only

    • B. 

      2, 3 and 4 only

    • C. 

      2 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3 only

  • 10. 
    Which of the following veto power is not available to Indian president
    • A. 

      Absolute veto

    • B. 

      Suspensive veto

    • C. 

      Qualified veto

    • D. 

      Pocket veto

  • 11. 
    Consider the following statements about pardoning power of executive in India: 1. Exercise of pardoning power by president of India cannot be challenged in any circumstance. 2. President and Governor both have the authority for pardoning a sentence of death. 3. The pardoning power is exercised by president alone and there is no role of council of ministers. Which of the above statements are true? Choose from following codes.
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      2 only

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 12. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. The tropic of Cancer and the tropic of Capricorn are rich in diversity of plants and animal life because of the warm and humid regions of the earth. 2. Brazil, Ecuador, Zaire, Indonesia and China are known as region of mega diversity. Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only 1

    • B. 

      Only 2

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 13. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. Bacteria, blue-green algae or cyanobacteria, and mycoplasma are come under Monera group of classification. 2. Unicellular algae, diatoms and protozoan are come under Protista group of classification. Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only 1

    • B. 

      Only 2

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      None of these.

  • 14. 
    In which law of motion, it states that an object remains in a state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled to change that state by an applied force.
    • A. 

      First law of motion.

    • B. 

      Second law of motion.

    • C. 

      Third law of motion.

    • D. 

      Law of inertia.

  • 15. 
    Which law of motion states that the rate of change of momentum of an object is proportional to the applied unbalanced force in the direction of force.
    • A. 

      First law of motion.

    • B. 

      Second law of motion.

    • C. 

      Third law of motion.

    • D. 

      Law of inertia.

  • 16. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. The motion of the moon around the Earth is due to the centripetal force. 2. If there were no such force, the moon would pursue a uniform straight line motion. Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only 1

    • B. 

      Only 2

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      None of these.

  • 17. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. When an object moves in a circle its speed remains constant. 2. The velocity changes with the changing direction. 3. Velocity has size and direction whereas speed only has size. Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only 1

    • B. 

      1 and 3

    • C. 

      2 and 3

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 18. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. The mass of an object does not change on the moon or in the outer space. 2. The weight of an object changes according to gravitational force. Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    • A. 

      Only 1

    • B. 

      Only 2

    • C. 

      Both 1 and 2

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. Object in motion is known as kinetic energy. 2. The energy transferred to an object is stored as potential energy if it is not used to cause a change in the velocity or speed of the object. 3. The work done in raising it from the ground to that point against gravity is known as gravitational kinetic energy. Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 and 2

    • B. 

      2 and 3

    • C. 

      1 and 3

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 20. 
    Consider the following statements: 1. Electrical energy is energy stored in chemical bonds by separating atoms. 2. Potential energy is energy with respect to some reference point. 3. Chemical energy given off heat. Which of the above statements is/are correct?
    • A. 

      1 and 2

    • B. 

      Only 2

    • C. 

      1 and 3

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 21. 
    Sun pillars as seen during the setting of sun is caused by
    • A. 

      Reflection of light

    • B. 

      Refraction of light

    • C. 

      Diffraction of light

    • D. 

      Total internal reflection of light

  • 22. 
    Which of the following statements about the Melghat Reserve is/are incorrect? 1. It is a part of Project Tiger.2. Tapti river forms the boundary of the reserve. 3. It is located on the Gawilgarh hills.
    • A. 

      2 only

    • B. 

      3 only

    • C. 

      1,2

    • D. 

      None

  • 23. 
    Which of the following statements about the Gir Forest national park is/are correct? 1. It is drained by Hiran and Shetrunji rivers. 2. Kamleshwar dam is located within the park. 3. Mainly dry evergreen trees are found in this forest.
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1,2

    • C. 

      2,3

    • D. 

      1,2,3

  • 24. 
    Which of the following statements about Simlipal national park is/are incorrect? 1. It is part of Mayurbhanj elephant reserve. 2. It is famous for red sandalwood trees found abundantly in the area. 3. It has kakolat waterfall within its territory. 4. It is listed in the UNESCO’s list of biosphere reserves.
    • A. 

      2 only

    • B. 

      1,2

    • C. 

      2,3

    • D. 

      1,2,4

  • 25. 
    Which of the following statements about the Subarnrekha river are correct? 1. It flows through Jharkhand, Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal. 2. Kharkai is its major tributary. 3. Hundru Falls is created on the course of the Subarnarekha.
    • A. 

      1,2

    • B. 

      2,3

    • C. 

      1,3

    • D. 

      1,2,3