UPPSC Prelims GS Paper 1- 2015 (Part 1)

1. The ‘Nalanda-Project’ is a programme of the Ministry of:

(a) Culture

(b) Human Resource Development

(c) Minority Affairs

(d) External Affairs

2. Kandla is well known for:

(a) Ship breaking industry

(b) Cutting and polishing of diamonds

(c) Export processing zone

(d) Traditional art and craft centre

3. Helpline ‘Udyami’ is meant for:

(a) Micro, small and medium enterprises

(b) Large capital industries

(c) Female entrepreneurs

(d) Farmers using technology In farming

4. 19th November is observed as the

(a) World Green Day

(b) World Anti-poverty Day

(c) World Toilet Day

(d) World Clean Water Day

5. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the code given below:

Assertion (A) : Economic development requires a multi-dimensional approach.

Reason (R) : The present Government of India is focussing mainly on micro-economic issues.


(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is correct explanation of (A).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

6. How many companies are included in BSE-GREENEX?

(a) 25

(b) 40

(c) 50

(d) 100

7. In which of the following States a solar power plant of 4000 MW capacity is planned to be set -up?

(a) Gujarat

(b) Rajasthan

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Tamil Nadu

8. Which among the following is the largest mechanized mine in India?

(a) Ratnagiri mine

(b) Jaipur mine

(c) Sundergarh mine

(d) Bailadila mine

9. The Gandhian Plan was expounded in 1944 by:

(a) N.R. Sarkar

(b) Kasturi Bhai Lal Bhai

(c) Jai Prakash Narayan

(d) Shriman Narayan Agarwal

10. Consider the following statements and select the correct answer from the code given below:

Assertion (A) : The present Government of Uttar Pradesh is focussing on development of industry, infrastructure, energy generation etc.

Reason (R) : Heavy investment facilitates economic development.


(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is correct explanation of (A).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

11. Consider the following in relation to causes of urbanization and select the correct answer from the code given below:

1. High rate of emigration from rural to urban areas.

2. Increasing number of educational institutions in cities.

3. High rate of industrialization.

4. High standard of living in rural area.


(a) 1, 2 and 3 are correct.

(b) 2, 3 and 4 are correct.

(c) 1, 2 and 4 are correct.

(d) 1, 3 and 4 are correct.

12. Which among the following States has the main deposit of tin ore?

(a) Assam

(b) Jammu & Kashmir

(c) Chhattisgarh

(d) West Bengal

13. What is the sex-ratio in India as per 2011 Census?

(a) 940 female per 1000 male

(b) 950 female per 1000 male

(c) 960 female per 1000 male

(d) None of the above

14. Which among the following has launched ‘Virtual-Clusters’ web portal ?

(a) Department of Information Technology

(b) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

(c) Ministry of Human Resource Development

(d) Ministry of Commerce

15. What is the percentage of population of Uttar Pradesh to India’s population as per Census 2011?

(a) 14.2

(b) 15.5

(c) 16.16

(d) 18.2

16. Match the following:

List – I                          List – II

A. W.T.O.                 1. To provide finance to correct equilibrium in balance of payments.

B. I.M.F.                   2. Generally to forbid the use of quantitative restrictions in trade.

C. SAARC                  3. Sanction of soft loans.

D. I.D.A.                   4. To promotes co-operation among South Asian Countries.


A          B          C          D

(a)        1          2          3          4

(b)        2          3          4          1

(c)        2          1          4          3

(d)        3          2          4          1

17. A new chapter on sustainable development and climate change was first introduced in the Economic Survey of:

(a) 2004-05

(b) 2011-12

(c) 2012-13

(d) 2013-14

18. A person with vision defect ‘Myopia’ can see

(a) nearby objects clearly

(b) distant objects clearly

(c) nearby as well as distant objects clearly

(d) neither nearby nor distant objects clearly

19. The mirror used by the dentists to see the teeth of the patients is

(a) convex

(b) concave

(c) plane

(d) none of the above

20. Which one of the following is a plant hormone?

(a) Insulin

(b) Thyroxin

(c) Oestrogen

(d) Cytokinin

21. The ‘xylem’ in plants is responsible mainly for

(a) Transportation of food

(b) Transportation of ammo acid

(c) Transportation of water

(d) Transportation of oxygen

22. Which of the following is a correct statement?

(a) Energy flow in the biospheric ecosystem is unidirectional.

(b) Energy flow in the biospheric ecosystem is cyclic.

(c) Relative loss of energy in natural ecosystem decreases with increasing trophic levels.

(d) Species at progressively higher tropic levels appear to be less efficient, in using available energy.

23. Which one of the following programmes aims for its completion by 2nd October 2019?

(a) Jan Dhan Yojana

(b) Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme

(c) Janshrre Bima Yojana

(d) Swachch Bharat Mission

24. The temperature of the human body

(a) decreases in winters.

(b) increases in summers.

(c) neither decreases in winters nor increases in summers.

(d) increases in winters.

25. The largest amount of fresh water on our planet is in

(a) Rivers

(b) Lacks and streams

(c) Continental and mountain glaciers (Permanent Ice)

(d) Underground water

26. The most important factor contributing to the loss of vulture population in India is

(a) Viral infection

(b) Bacterial infection

(c) Administering of pain killers to cattle

(d) Administering of estrogen injection to cattle

27. The main pollutant in the smoke coming from cigarette is

(a) Carbon monoxide & Dioxicine

(b) Carbon monoxide and Nicotine

(c) Carbon monoxide and Benzene

(d) Dioxicine and Benzene

28. ‘Pyrheliometer’ is used for measuring:

(a) Sun spots

(b) Solar radiation

(c) Air temperature

(d) Temperature of plants

29. The problem of water pollution with Arsenic is maximum in

(a) Haryana

(b) Rajasthan

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) West Bengal

30. Which of the following is not correct about ecosystem?

(a) It comprises both, abiotic and biotic components.

(b) It has its own productivity.

(c) It is a closed system.

(d) It is a natural resource system.

31. Which one of the following denotes water salinity gradient?

(a) Thermocline

(b) Halocline

(c) Pycnocline

(d) Chemocline

32. Which of the following species is the largest of the ‘toothed-whales’?

(a) Finback whale

(b) Blue whale

(c) Sperm whale

(d) Humpback whale

33. Which one of the following is a marine national park?

(a) Bhitar-Kanika

(b) Sundarban

(c) Gahirmatha

(d) Gulf of Mannar

34. Which one of the following provides the cryogenic indicator of climate change?

(a) Ice core

(b) Fossilized pollen

(c) Tree ring growth

(d) Evaporite deposits

35. Which of the following periods has generally been considered to be the ‘Little Ice Age’?

(a) 750 A.D. – 850 A.D.

(b) 950 A.D. – 1250 A.D.

(c) 1650 A.D. – 1870 A.D.

(d) 8000 to 10,000 years B.P. (Before Present)

36. Which of the following is not related to the astronomical theories of climate change?

(a) Ecentricity of earth’s orbit

(b) Obliquity of earth’s rotational axis

(c) Precession of equinoxes

(d) Solar irradiance

37. Which one of the following has been recognized as a Megadiverse Country?

(a) New Zealand

(b) Australia

(c) Nepal

(d) Austria

38. Which of the following has the lowest mean net primary productivity?

(a) Temperate forests

(b) Tropical forests

(c) Temperate grasslands

(d) Tropical savanna

39. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

(a) First World Climate Conference – 1979

(b) First Earth Summit – Agenda-21

(c) Earth Summit Plus-5 – 1997

(d) Carbon Trading – Montreal Protocol

40. Normal temperature of human body is 98.4 of. Its equivalent temperature in °C is

(a) 40.16

(b) 36.89

(c) 35.72

(d) 32.36

41. When doctor tells a person that he/she has been affected with tetraplagia, it means that he/she is suffering from paralysis of

(a) right hand only

(b) left hand only

(c) his both legs only

(d) both hands and both legs

42. Which of the following is a semiconductor?

(a) Plastic

(b) Aluminium

(c) Wood

(d) Germanium

43. Grains of Basmati rice get elongated on being cooked – because of higher content of:

(a) Lysine

(b) Amylose

(c) Sugar

(d) Oil

44. The disease caused due to deficiency of iron is known as

(a) Colour-blindness

(b) Night-blindness

(c) Anaemia

(d) Tuberculosis

45. What amongst the following is responsible for formation of stone in human kidney?

(a) Calcium acetate

(b) Calcium oxalate

(c) Sodium acetate

(d) Sodium Benzoate

46. If a human disease breaks out across a large region of the world, what is it called?

(a) Pandemic

(b) Epidemic

(c) Endemic

(d) Epizootic

47. Which one of the following is a water borne disease?

(a) Small pox

(b) Malaria

(c) Cholera

(d) Tuberculosis

48. Which one of the following coucerns soil?

(a) Edaphic

(b) Climatic

(c) Biotic

(d) Topography

49. ‘Cloves’ are

(a) nodules of stem

(b) nodules of roots

(c) leaves

(d) dried flowers

50. How many calories are gained by drinking a glass of water?

(a) Zero

(b) 15

(c) 25

(d) 50

51. Which of the following is used in Genetic-Engineering?

(a) Plastid

(b) Plasmid

(c) Mitochondria

(d) Ribosome

52. Blue colour of the sky is due to

(a) Scattering of light

(b) Dispersion of light

(c) Interference of light

(d) Emission of more blue light as compared to other colours by the sun

53. Which of the following is a stem?

(a) Turnip

(b) Ginger

(c) Carrot

(d) Sweet potato

54. Bauxite is the ore of:

(a) Iron

(b) Aluminium

(c) Copper

(d) Gold

55. Bronze is an alloy of

(a) Copper and Tin

(b) Copper and Silver

(c) Copper and Zinc

(d) Copper and Lead

56. Which of the following countries has made it mandatory to blend ethanol with gasoline?

(a) China

(b) U.K.

(c) Switzerland

(d) Brazil

57. The blood pressure of an individual is 140 mm Hg. In this statement ‘Hg’ refers to

(a) Hydrogen

(b) Mercury

(c) Hygrometer

(d) Heliograph

58. In which part of the cinchona plant quinine occurs naturally?

(a) Root

(b) Fruit

(c) Seed

(d) Bark

59. Which of the following has become in March, 2015, the first high court to announce setting up of dedicated commercial benches?

(a) Allahabad High Court

(b) Gujarat High Court

(c) Rajasthan High Court

(d) Delhi High Court

60. Who has written the book titled “Faces and Places” which was released by the Vice President of India in March, 2015?

(a) Jhumpa Lahiri

(b) Deepak N ayyar

(c) Chetan Bhagat

(d) Arvind Adiga

61. Which of the following is reported to have found in March, 2015 biologically useful nitrogen on Mars?

(a) Mangalyaan

(b) Mars Express

(c) Phoenix Mars Lander

(d) Curiosity Rover

62. ‘Earth-Hour’ was observed in the year 2015 on

(a) 31 March

(b) 28 March

(c) 27 March

(d) 19 March

63. As reported III the journal “Tectonophysics” in March 2015, the world’s largest known asteroid impact zone is located in

(a) Africa

(b) Australia

(c) South America

(d) North America

64. Who amongst the following tookover as the Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on ‘GST’ in March, 2015?

(a) M. Ravi

(b) K. Chandrashekhar

(c) K.M. Mani

(d) Ram Gopal Yadav

65. The magnetic observatory which was inaugurated on so” March 2015 is located at

(a) Allahabad

(b) Gulmarg

(c) Shillong

(d) Port Blair

66. What is the rank of India in the Open Government Index 2015 prepared by the World Justice Project?

(a) 24th

(b) 37th

(c) 67th

(d) 89th

67. Which one of the following was successfully launched by India in December 2014?


(b) GSLV-F07

(c) GSLV-D5

(d) PSLV-C9

68. “Operation All out” of the Indian Army has been launched in January 2015 against

(a) Naxlites in Chhattisgarh

(b) Bodo Militants in Assam

(c) Militants in Jammu and Kashmir

(d) Cross border infiltration-

69. “Neno plug” refers to:

(a) A small bullet

(b) A small hearing aid

(c) A small rocket launcher

(d) None of the above

70. The terrorist group ‘AI-Shabaab’ massacred 147 people in April 2015 in Garissa University, which is located in

(a) Syria

(b) Kenya

(c) Somalia

(d) Iraq

71. Which one of the following countries has not participated in operation “Storm of Resolve” being conducted in Yemen?

(a) Qatar

(b) Kuwait

(c) Oman

(d) Pakistan

72. Who amongst the following was not one of the recipients of Prawasi Bhartiya Samman 2015?

(a) Mala Mehta

(b) Ela Gandhi

(c) Satya Nadella

(d) Ashraf Palarkunnummat

73. Which one of the following states launched in February 2015 a “dolphin- Census” in the coastal eco-system and shorelines of the State?

(a) Gujarat

(b) Karnataka

(c) West Bengal

(d) Odisha

74. Bhalchandra Nemade was selected in February 2015 for which one of the following awards?

(a) King Faisal Award

(b) Nayudamma Award

(c) India Harmony A ward

(d) Gnanpith Award

75. In February 2015, for the first time, a trial of driverless car was conducted simultaneously in four cities of:

(a) U.S.A.

(b) Japan

(c) Germany

(d) Great Britain



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