UPPSC Prelims 2018 – General Studies: Questions with Solution [Part 1]
Q.1 ‘Saving energy and other resources for the future without sacrificing people’s comfort in the present’ is the definition of which of the following concept?
(a) Economic growth
(b) Economic development
(c) Sustainable development
(d) Human development
Q.2 World Population Day is observed on
(a) 11 July
(b) 8 May
(c) 5 June
(d) 16 October
Q.3 Which of the following fixes the poverty line in India?
(a) Central Council of Ministers
(b) Lok Sabha
(c) Rajya Sabha
(d) Planning Commission (Now Niti Ayog)
Q.4 Which of the following States ranks first in India in length of roads?
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Madhya Pradesh
Q.5 Direct Tax Code in India is related to which of the following?
(a) Sales Tax
(b) Income Tax
(c) Excise Tax
(d) Service Tax
Q.6 The Headquarters of the ‘Green Peace International’ is located at
Q.7 ABC Index announced by the Government of India associated with which of the following?
Q.8 According to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) what percentage of world’s total population is currently living in urban areas?
Q.9 Which among the following is the secondary pollutant?
(c) Carbon mono-oxide
(d) Fly ash
Q.10 In which of the following ecosystems the species diversity is relatively higher?
(a) Deep sea
(b) Tropical rain forest
(c) Coral reefs
Q.11 Which of the following is NOT obtained from insects?
Q.12 Which of the following represents the decibel level of rustling of tree leaves in normal circumstances?
(a) 10 db
(b) 20 db
(c) 60 db
(d) 100 db
Q.13 United Nations Conference on climate change, COP21 was held in
Q.14 When was India’s first National Action Plan on Climate Change released?
Q.15 Which is the most stable ecosystem?
(a) Marine (ocean)
Q.16 Incinerators are used for which of the following?
(a) Burning wastes
(b) Putting wastes into them
(c) For cutting green trees
(d) For making fertilizers
Q.17 What is ‘Green House Effect’?
(a) Increase in global temperature
(b) Decrease in global temperature
(c) Increase in sea water temperature
(d) Increase in temperature of rivers and lakes
Q.18 Which of the following is the main component of the natural gas?
(c) Carbon mono-oxide
Q.19 Which pain killer given to cattle is responsible for near extinction of vultures in India?
Q.20 Which of the following countries was the largest emitter of CO2 in 2015?
Q.21 Which of the following statements are true?
- Natural disasters cause maximum damage in developing countries.
- Bhopal gas tragedy was man made.
- India is a disaster free country.
- Mangroves reduce the impact of cyclones.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 4
(d) 1, 3 and 4
Q.22 Which of the following has the highest velocity?
(a) Cosmic rays
(d) Supersonic wave
Q.23 Graphene is
(a) An alloy of carbon
(b) Nano structure of carbon
(c) Isotope of carbon
(d) None of the above
Q.24 The sound will have higher velocity in
Q.25 A powerful eye irritant in the smoke is
(b) Sulphur dioxide
(c) Carbon dioxide
(d) Peroxyacetyle nitrate