IAS Prelims Test Series 2021 Practice Test 29

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Practice Test 29

Q.1) With reference to India Innovation Index, consider the following statements?

  1. It is released by Ministry of Science and Technology.
  2. It measures index based on innovation inputs and innovation outputs.

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 Traditional Knowledge Digital Library:

  1. It is a collaborative initiative of CSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Health.
  2. Data of traditional knowledge stored at TKDL is available to general public to make most benefit of centuries old practices.

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 PM Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM- WANI):

  1. It is similar to the concept of Public Call Office (PCO), where even a shopkeeper can provide Wi-Fi.
  2. A customer can access the network of Wi-Fi only after eKYC authentication.

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.4) Which of the following statements with reference to Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is/are correct?

  1. NB-IoT can only operate on 4G mobile networks.
  2. Its application will lead to extended long range coverage and deep penetration indoors and underground.

Select the correct code

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

Q.5) It is the practice of sending fraudulent communications that appear to come from a reputable source, usually through email. What it is?

  1. Men-in-the Middle Attack
  2. Denial of Service Attack
  3. SQL injection
  4. Phishing

Q.6) Consider the following measures taken to secure Cyber Security measures taken in India:

  1. Cyber Swachhta Kendra is an initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  2. National Cyber Coordination Centre is established under Ministry of Defence.
  3. CERT-In conducts regular training programmes for network / system administrators.

Which of the given statements are correct?

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements regarding Mobile networks:

  1. 5G uses Radio Frequency waves to increase network speed.
  2. 5G deployment is based on Optical Fibre infrastructure, while 4G deployment was based on microwave based cell-sites.
  3. Latency in 5G will increase in comparison with 4G.

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.8) Consider the following statements regarding Artificial Intelligence:

  1. As per National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, National Information Centre has identified 5 key area m where AI can be used.
  2. Responsible AI for Social Empowerment (RAISE-2020) has been organised by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and NITI Aayog.
  3. High-frequency trading is form of stock trading which uses Artificial Intelligence.

Which of the given statements are correct?

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


Q.9) Consider the following statements with reference to Voice over WLAN (Vo-WLAN):

  1. Network provider usually charges extra payment to access Vo-WLAN.
  2. It led to clarity in voice call than usually placed on general mobile network.
  3. It can be accessed on only that device which has early access to HD calls.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.10) Consider the following statements regarding Quantum Computing:

  1. Quantum enabled Science and Technology (QuST) has been initiated by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  2. Apex committee headed by Prime minister takes all decision regarding National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NMQTA).

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.11) Which of the following statements are correct with reference to ‘Edge Computing’?

  1. In this computing data is analysed locally, which is opposite to conventional approach.
  2. This is more expansive route to scalability than cloud computing.
  3. It offers better security as processing, storage and application is distributing over large range.

Select the appropriate option: 

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

Q.12) Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Dark Net’:

  1. Dark net are part of internet generally inaccessible to Internet Service Provider.
  2. TOR browser creates several layers of IP to reach destination, which is generally deliberately hidden.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None of the above

Q.13) With reference to “Storage of Payment System Data”, consider the following statements:

  1. RBI clarified that the entire payment data shall be stored in systems located only in India.
  2. There is bar on the processing of payment transactions outside India.
  3. The data should be deleted from the systems abroad and brought back to India not later than one business day or 24 hours from the payment processing, whichever is earlier

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

Q.14) Dark Fibre is related to:

  1. Darkest colour fibre used in Optical Fibre net
  2. Fibre used to provide network access to Dark net
  3. Extra optical fibre laid by companies to avoid competition
  4. None of the above

Q.15) Consider the following statements regarding Prominent models of Internet governance:

  1. Multi-stakeholder Model is supported by Western countries.
  2. Multi-Lateral Model is supported by Russia and China.
  3. Multi-lateral model give recognition to technical expertise of corporates.

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.16) Global Cyber-Security Index is released by:

  1. World Economic Forum
  2. Global Alliance for ICT and Development
  3. International Telecommunication Union
  4. Computer Aid International

Q.17) Consider the following statements about Government Instant Messaging System (GIMS):

  1. It is developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).
  2. Servers are hosted in India only; however data processing may take place outside India also.
  3. Only government employee can join this platform for messaging service.

Which of the statements given above are incorrect?

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

Q.18) Which of the following is NOT one of the nine pillars of Digital India?

  1. e-Kranti – Electronic Delivery of Services
  2. Electronics Manufacturing
  3. Affordable Internet availability
  4. Universal access to mobile connectivity

Q.19) In the context of optical fibres, consider the following statements:

  1. A transparent cladding material, which has a refractive index more than that of the core, surrounds the core of the optical fibre.
  2. Light is propagated in an optical fibre by total internal reflection.

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.20) Consider the following statements with reference to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

  1. TRAI is an executive body established by Cabinet resolution.
  2. Telecommunications Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal adjudicate dispute between licensor and licensee.
  3. TRAI also fix minimum tariff that should be charged by telecom providers to prevent monopoly.

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.21) With reference to Indian Maritime Situational Awareness System (IMSAS), consider the following statements:

  1. It is a high performance intelligent software system that provides Global Maritime Situational Picture and Marine planning tools.
  2. It is indigenously developed by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).

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.22) Consider the following pairs:

Ramsar siteState/UT
1.     Kabartal WetlandWest Bengal
2.     Keetham lakeUttar Pradesh
3.     Tso Kar WetlandJammu and Kashmir

Which of the pairs given above are incorrectly matched?

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

Q.23) With reference to Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC), consider the following statements:

  1. It will run across six States of India.
  2. It is implemented by a special purpose vehicle established by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

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 Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor’s Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. The vendors can avail a working capital loan of up to Rs. 50,000.
  2. The loan under the scheme is provided without any collateral.
  3. A programme of Socio-Economic Profiling of PM SVANidhi beneficiaries is one of its components.

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.25) Who among the following started first-ever infanticide prohibition home in India called Balhatya Pratibandhak Griha?

  1. Ramabai Ranade
  2. Tarabai Shinde
  3. Dhondo Keshav Karve
  4. Savitribai Phule

Q.26) Which of the following Countries have successfully retrieved lunar samples?

  1. Russia
  2. USA
  3. China
  4. India

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.27) The Zou people or Zomi are an indigenous community living in which of the following State of India?

  1. Assam
  2. Tripura
  3. Mizoram
  4. Manipur

Q.28) Which of the following film media units are recently merged with National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)?

  1. Directorate of Film Festivals
  2. Film and Television Institute of India
  3. National Film Archives of India
  4. Children’s Film Society, India

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.29) The San Isidro Movement by artists and activists demanding greater freedom of expression was started in which of the following country?

  1. Cuba
  2. China
  3. Venezuela
  4. France

Q.30) The Sustainable Mountain Development Summit is organized by which of the following organisation?

  1. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  2. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  3. Central Himalayan Institute for Nature & Applied Research
  4. Indian Mountain Initiative (IMI)

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow each passage. Your answer to these questions should be based on passage only.

Passage 1

At this stage of civilisation, when many nations are brought in to close and vital contact for good and evil, it is essential, as never before, that their gross ignorance of one another should be diminished, that they should begin to understand a little of one another’s historical experience and resulting mentality. It is the fault of the English to expect the people of other countries to react as they do, to political and international situations. Our genuine goodwill and good intentions are often brought to nothing, because we expect other people to be like us. This would be corrected if we knew the history, not necessarily in detail but in broad outlines, of the social and political conditions which have given to each nation its present character.

Q.31) According to the author of ‘Mentality’ of a nation is mainly product of its

  1. history
  2. politics
  3. international position
  4. present character

Passage 2

The dangerous illusion of technology is that it can create stronger, top-down accountability of service providers in implementation-intensive services within existing public sector organizations. One notion is that electronic management information systems (EMIS) keep better track of inputs and those aspects of personnel that are ‘EMIS visible’ can lead to better services. A recent study examined attempts to increase attendance of Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANMs) at clinics in Rajasthan, which involved high-tech time clocks to monitor attendance. The study’s title says it all: Band-Aids on a Corpse. E-governance can be just as bad as any other governance when the real issue is people and their motivation.

Q.32) In the context of the passage, we can infer that the title “Band Aids on a Corpse” suggests that:

  1. the nurses who attended the clinics were too poorly trained to provide appropriate medical care
  2. the electronic monitoring system was a superficial solution to a serious problem
  3. the clinics were better funded, but performance monitoring did not result in any improvement
  4. the nurses attended the clinics, but the clinics were ill-equipped

Direction for the following 3 (three) items:

Study the following information and answer the questions that follow

Village% of literates in total population (male and female)% of literates in the male population% of literates in the female population
A7270
B616456
C73.87572
D6060
E7070

Note: Some of the data is deliberately missing. You need to calculate the values based on the given data to answer the given questions

Q.33) Only 40% and 20% of females were graduates in villages A and C respectively. If the female population of villages A and C were equal, what was the respective ratio of a number of non-graduate females (including illiterate females) in villages A and C?

  1. 81:107
  2. 90:107
  3. 90:121
  4. 40:49

Q.34) If in village E, 40% of male literates and 40% of female literates were graduates, what per cent of the total population were graduates?

  1. 32%
  2. 35%
  3. 28%
  4. 40%

Q.35) In village B, the number of females was what per cent less than the number of males?

  1. 20%
  2. 30%
  3. 32%
  4. 40%

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