IAS Prelims Test Series 2021 Practice Test 11

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Practice Test 11

Q.1) Recently, the maiden test of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) for the Indian Army was conducted. Consider the following statements with regard to it:

  1. It is developed jointly by DRDO and Russia.
  2. It is a high response, quick reaction, vertically launched supersonic missile with maximum speed of 5 mach.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding recent systems developed by DRDO:

  1. Varunastra is land-based heavy weight air to surface missile.
  2. Rustom-1 is the first Indian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System to have conventional take-off and landing capability.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.3) Consider the following statements about artillery weapons of India:

  1. Sharang Artillery gun with range of 36 km has been upgraded by DRDO.
  2. K9 Vajra is the self-propelled artillery gun, indigenously produced in India.

Which of the following option is/are correct as per given statement?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) Which of the following statements with reference to Aircraft Carrier of Indian Navy is correct?

  1. INS Vikrant is first aircraft carrier to be built in India.
  2. INS Vikramaditya is only active aircraft carrier of India.

Select the correct code

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding INS Arihant:

  1. It is nuclear powered submarine built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project.
  2. This submarine completes India’s nuclear triad.
  3. Challenge with INS Arihant is that it has to come on surface for regular supply of fuel.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.6) Consider the following Aircrafts of Indian Air force

  1. Globemaster C17
  2. Mirage -2000
  3. MIG 29
  4. SEPECAT Jaguars
  5. Dassault Rafael

Which of the above aircraft are capable of nuclear payload launch?

  1. 1, 3 and 5 only
  2. 1, 2 and 5 only
  3. 3 and 5 only
  4. 2, 3, 4 and 5 only

Q.7) Which of the following helicopters used by Indian Armed forces as attack helicopters?

  1. CH-47 Chinook
  2. AH-64 Apache
  3. HAL Dhruv
  4. Mi-26
  5. Mi-24

Which of the above aircraft are capable of nuclear payload launch?

  1. 1, 3 and 5 only
  2. 1, 2 and 5 only
  3. 2 and 5 only
  4. 2, 3 and 5 only

Q.8) Mission Shakti is related to:

  1. Empowering rural women by nurturing for Entrepreneurship
  2. Transparent Allocation of Coal Blocks
  3. Development of Nuclear powered submarine
  4. Testing anti-satellite weapon

Q.9) Consider the following missiles:

  1. Akash
  2. Trishul
  3. Brahmos
  4. Nag
  5. Prithvi

Which of the above mentioned missiles were developed under the ‘Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme’ (IGMDP)?

  1. 1, 2, 4 and 5 only
  2. 2, 3 and 5 only
  3. 1, 3, 4 and 5 only
  4. All of the above

Q.10) Who among the following personalities, is generally referred to as the ‘Missile woman of India’?

  1. Ritu Karidhal
  2. Tessy Thomas
  3. Minal Rohit
  4. Nandini Harinath

Q.11) Which of the following statements are not correct with reference to Chief of Defence Staff?

  1. India was the only large democracy which did not have a single point military advisor.
  2. Chief of Defence Staff is chief military advisor to government of India.
  3. Chief of Defence Staff will head Defence Acquisition Council.

Select the correct option as per given statement:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.12) Which state/Union Territory hosts the famous ‘Dr. Abdul Kalam Island’, which is very widely seen in the news?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Andaman and Nicobar
  4. Odisha

Q.13) consider the following statements:

  1. “Secure Application for Internet” is a cyber-security framework for Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. Information Fusion Centre- Indian Ocean Region is jointly administered by Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.14) Consider the following statements about “National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre”:

  1. It is a statutory body made for protection of Critical Information Infrastructure.
  2. It was created under section 70 of Information Technology Act, 2000.
  3. It is under administrative control of National Technical Research Organisation.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.15) Consider the following pairs of Military exercise of Indian armed forces:

Military Exercise : : Country

  1. Desert Knight 21 : : United Arab Emirates
  2. SIMBEX – 20 : : Singapore
  3. SLINEX – 20  : : Sri Lanka

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.16) Consider the following pairs of Military exercise of Indian armed forces:

Military Exercise  : : Armed Forces Involved

  1. Exercise Kavach : : Indian Navy and US Navy
  2. Passage Exercise : : Australian Navy and Indian Navy
  3. Indra Navy  : : Indian Navy and Russian Navy

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.17) Consider the following statements about Air Breathing Engines:

  1. Scramjet Engines designed by ISRO uses liquid fluorine as fuel.
  2. Ramjet engine does not work efficiently when vehicle reaches hypersonic speeds.
  3. With Scramjet technology, nearly 70% propellant will be reduced and hence will reduce the overall fuel need.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.18) consider the following statements

  1. India has signed Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but hasn’t ratified it.
  2. India has signed and ratified Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  3. India, China and Pakistan, all three follow policy of no–first –use of nuclear weapon.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.19) Consider the following statements about Biological Weapon Convention (BWC):

  1. BWC was the first multilateral disarmament treaty to ban the production of an entire category of weapons of mass destruction.
  2. Treaty allows the stockpiling of biological agents and toxins for “prophylactic, protective or other peaceful purposes.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both
  4. None of these

Q.20) Consider the following pairs:

  1. The Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) : : control of chemical and biological
  2. The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) : : nuclear and nuclear-related technology
  3. The Australia Group (AG) : : Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies
  4. The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) : : weapons of mass destruction

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

  1. 2 and 3 only
  2. 2 and 4 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 4 only

Q.21) Consider the following statements:

  1. Sandalwood Spike Disease is an infectious disease caused by phytoplasma.
  2. The only option to prevent the spread of this disease is to cut down the infected tree.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.22) Consider the following pairs:

GI Tagged HandloomsState
1.     Uppada Jamdani SareesAndhra Pradesh
2.     Maheshwar Sarees & FabricsKarnataka
3.     Chendamangalam Dhoties & Set MunduTamil Nadu

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.23) With reference to ‘Madrid Principles’ sometimes seen in news, consider the following statements:

  1. These are series of pragmatic suggestions for settling the conflict in the Syria peacefully.
  2. Principles are proposed by the UNSC.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.24) With reference to Nagar Van scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. The scheme aims to develop 100 Urban Forests across the country in the next five years.
  2. Warje Urban Forest in Chandigarh will be considered as a role model for the Scheme.
  3. The scheme will be funded by the CAMPA (Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 3 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

Q.25) Recently held VAIBHAV Summit 2020 is associated with which of the following?

  1. Showcasing the rich Indian Culture and Heritage
  2. Conference on geopolitics and geo-economics of Indo-pacific region
  3. Sustainable solutions to environmental problems
  4. Enhancing the knowledge-base of Indian Research and Academic Institutions

Q.26) With reference to Commission on Status of Women (CSW), consider the following statements:

  1. It is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality.
  2. It is a functional commission of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Which of the statements given above is/are NOT correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.27) With reference to Question Hour, which of the following statements is correct?

  1. Question Hour is not mentioned in the Rules of Procedure.
  2. In an unstarred question, a member seeks an oral answer.
  3. Short notice question is one that is asked by giving a notice of less than ten days.
  4. Question Hour in both Houses is held on all days of the session without any exception.

Q.28) Recently launched ‘Krishi Megh’ is related to which of the following?

  1. Cloud seeding project in drought prone area
  2. Data recovery centre
  3. Cold chain infrastructure facility
  4. E-commerce platform for horticultural products

Q.29) Consider the following statements regarding The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020:

  1. The Amendment Act adds cereal, pulses, oilseed, edible oil, onion and potatoes to the list of essential commodities.
  2. Central Government may impose a stock limit only if there is a 100 percent increase in retail price of non-perishable agricultural food items.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.30) With reference to Beach Environment and Aesthetics Management Services (BEAMS) program which of the following statements is/are NOT correct?

  1. It is an eco-label under ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management) project.
  2. It is prepared by the Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM)

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Directions for the following 2 (two) items:

Read the following two passages and answer the items that follow. Your answers to these items should be based in the passage only.

Passage 1

Nationalism, of course is a curious phenomenon which at a certain stage in a country’s history gives life, growth and unity. But at the same time, it has a tendency to limit one because one thinks of one’s country as something different from the rest of world. One’s perceptive changes and one is continuously thinking of one’s own struggles and virtues and failing to the exclusion of other thoughts. The result is that the same nationalism which is the symbol of growth for a people becomes a symbol of the cessation of that growth in mind. Nationalism, when it becomes successful sometimes goes on spreading in an aggressive way and becomes a danger internationally. Whatever line of thought you follow, you arrive at the conclusion that some kind of balance must be found. Otherwise something that was good can turn into evil. Culture which is essentially good becomes not only static but aggressive. It is something that breeds conflict and hatred when looked at from a wrong point of view. Apart from the political and economic problems of the age, perhaps, that is the greatest problem today because behind it there is tremendous search for something which it cannot found. We turn to economic theories because they have an undoubted importance. It is folly to talk of culture or even of god. When human beings starve and die. Before one can talk about anything else one must provide the normal essentials of life to human beings. That is where economies come in. Human beings today are not in mood to tolerate this suffering and starvation and inequality when they see that the burden is not equally shared. Others profit while they only bear the burden.

Q.31) The greatest problem in the middle of the passage refers to the question

  1. how to mitigate hardship to human beings
  2. how to contain the dangers of aggressive nationalism
  3. how to share the economic burden equally
  4. how to curb international hatred

Passage 2

In the United States between 2001 and 2014, higher income was associated with greater longevity and differences in life expectancy across income groups increased over time. However, the association between life expectancy and income varied substantially across areas; differences in longevity across income groups decreased in some areas and increased in others. The differences in life expectancy were correlated with health behaviors and local area characteristics.

Q.32) Apart from income, which of the following factors too contribute towards greater longevity and difference in life expectancy?

  1. Health behavior
  2. Local area characteristics
  3. Education qualification

Which of the following options are correct?

  1. Only 1 & 2
  2. Only 1 & 3
  3. Only 2 & 3
  4. All 1, 2 and 3

Q.33) On a straight road, car X and car Y are traveling at different constant rates. If car X is now 2 km ahead of car Y, how much time from now will car X be 4km ahead of car Y?

Statement I: Car X is traveling at 45 km/hr and car Y is traveling at 30 km/hr.

Statement II: 6 minutes ago, car X was 1/2 km ahead of car Y

  1. Statement I alone is sufficient, but statement II alone is not sufficient.
  2. Statement II alone is sufficient, but statement I alone is not sufficient
  3. Both statements together are sufficient, but neither statement alone is sufficient
  4. Each statement alone is sufficient

Q.34) The ratio of metal 1 and metal 2 in Alloy A is 3:4. In Alloy B same metals are mixed in the ratio 5:8. If 26 kg of Alloy B and 14 kg of Alloy A are mixed then find out the ratio of metal 1 and metal 2 in the new Alloy.

  1. 3:2
  2. 2:5
  3. 2:3
  4. 5:3

Q.35) In a 500 m race, the ratio of the speeds of two contestants A and B is 3:4. A has a start of 140 m. Then, A wins by:

  1. 60m
  2. 40m
  3. 20m
  4. 10m

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