UDC 2015 – T1 By Eandhizhai | August 28, 2015 - 5:59 am |October 1, 2020 Welcome Take Test UDC 2015 - TEST-1 Name Email Phone Number 1. Who among the following archaeologists excavated the famous city of Mohenjo Daro? Daya ram sahni R.D. Bannerjee M.S. Vats Y.D. Sharma 2. Which of the following Vedas deals with the procedure of sacrifices? Yajur Veda Rig Veda Atharva Veda Sama Veda 3. Which among the following places have given the earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian subcontinent? Pratapgarh Mehrgarh Quetta Dholavira 4. Who among the following Kushan Emperors was the first to introduce the gold coinage in India? Vasishka Vima Kadphises Kujula Kadphises Vima Taktu 5. Which among the following can best define the Neolithic Revolution ? Milk Revolution Green Revolution Agricultural Revolution Technology Revolution 6. Which of the following is the most common motif of the Indus Seals ? Unicorn Bull Elephant Rhinoceros 7. who among the following is known as Machiavelli of India? Ramagupta Vishnugupta Harichandra Yajnavalkya 8. Mauryan emperor Asoka had diplomatic relationship with western countries mentioned in ? v rock edict III rock edict XIII rock edict X rock edict 9. During the period of Chaturmas both Buddhist & jains monks stay in a place and not wander, which among the following correctly explain? monks sit in a position for long meditation not to trample insects compile text for next sermons the hot climate not suitable for travel 10. Who among the following is known to have performed four Asvamedha sacrifices ? Pravarasena I Mahendravarma pallava Pushyamitra Sunga Ashwagosha 11. There are four routes to travel from City A to city B and six routes from city B to city C. How many routes are possible to travel from the city A to city C ? 8 10 24 12 12. There are 100 students in a particular class 60% students play cricket, 30% students play football and 10% students play both. What iS the number of students who play neither cricket nor football ? 28 15 20 18 13. If a Bus travels 160 Km in 4 hours and a Train travels 320 Km in 5 hours at uniform speeds, then what is the ratio of the distance travelled by them in one hour? 5 : 8 8 : 5 4 : 5 5 : 4 14. In a queue, Rahul is fourteenth from the front and Ravi is seventeenth from the end, while Raju is exactly in between Ravi and Rahul. If Rahul is ahead of Ravi and there are 48 persons in the queue, how many persons are there between Rahul and Raju ? 9 6 8 7 15. Three persons X, Y and Z wore shirts of black, blue and orange colours (not necessarily in that order). No person wore shirt and pants of the same colour. Further it is given that 1. A did not wear shirt of black colour 2. B did not wear shirt of blue colour 3. C did not wear shirt of orange colour 4. A did not wear pants of green colour 5. B wore pants of orange colour What were the colours of the pants and shirt worn by C, respectively ? Orange and Black Green and Blue Yellow and Blue Yellow and Black 16. Mr. Ganesh drives to work at an average speed of 48 km per hour. The time taken to cover the 1st 60% of the distance is 10 mins more than the time taken to cover the remaining distance. How far is the office ? 30 Km 40 Km 45 Km 48 Km 17. A is the brother of B, C is the father of A, E is the daughter of B. If D is the brother of E then the uncle of D is ? A B C E 18. Two glasses of equal volume are respectively half and three-fourth filled with milk. They are then filled to the brim by adding water. Their contents are then poured into another vessel. What will be the ratio of water to milk in that vessel ? 3 : 5 5 : 3 3 : 2 1 : 3 19. A thief running at 8 km/hr is chased by a policeman whose speed is 10 kmlhr. If the thief is 100 m ahead of the policeman, then the time required for the policeman to catch the thief will be ? 2 min 3 min 4 min 6 min 20. A gardener has 1000 plants. He wants to plant them in such a way that the number of rows and the number of columns remains the same. What is the minimum number of plants that he needs more for this purpose ? 24 14 32 34 21. The authorization for the withdrawal of funds from the consolidated Fund of India must come from ? The Parliment of India The Prime Minister of India The President of India The Union Finance Minister 22. Among the following who are eligible to benefit from the "Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act" ? Adult members of only the scheduled caste and scheduled tribe households Adult members of below poverty line (BPL) households Adult members of households of all backward communities Adult members of any household 23. When the annual Union Budget is not passed by the Lok Sabha ? the Prime Minister submits the resignation of Council of Ministers the Budget is modified and presented again the Budget is referred to the Rajya Sabha for suggestions the Union Finance Minister is asked to resign 24. Under the Constitution of India, which one of the following is not a fundamental duty ? To vote in public elections To develop the scientific temper To safeguard public property To abide by the Constitutlon and respect its ideals 25. Consider the following : 1. Right to education. 2. Right to equal access to public service. 3. Right to food. Which of the above is/are Human Right/Human Rights under "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" ? 1 only 1 and 2 only 3 only 1, 2 and 3 26. In the parliament of India, the purpose of an adjournment motion is ? to allow a discussion on a definite matter of urgent public importance to let opposition members collect information from the ministers to allow a reduction of specific amount in demand for grant to postpone the proceedings to check the inappropriate or violent behaviour on the part of some members 27. Consider the following statements: 1. Union Territories are not represented in the Rajya Sabha. 2. It is within the purview of the Chief Election Commissioner to adjudicate the election disputes. 3. According to the Constitution of India, the Parliament consists of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha only. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? 1 only 2 and 3 1 and 3 None of the above 28. Which of the following are included in the original Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court ? 1. A dispute between the Government of India and one or more states 2. A dispute regarding elections to either House of the Parliament or that of Legislature of a state. 3. A dispute between the Government of India and a Union Territory 4. A dispute between two or more states. Select the correct answer using the codes given below : 1 and 2 2 and 3 1 and 4 3 and 4 29. Which of the following special powers have been conferred on the Rajya Sabha by the Constitution of India ? 1. To change the existing territory of a state and to change the name of a state. 2. To pass a resolution empowering the parliament to make laws in the State list and create one or more All India Services. 3. To amend the election procedure of the president and to determine the pension of the President after his/ Her retirement. 4. To determine the functions of the Election Commission and to determine the number of Election Commissioners. Select the correct answer using the code below: 1 and 2 3 and 4 2 only 1, 2 and 4 30. Which of the following are the methods of Parliamentary control over public finance in India ? 1. Placing Annual Financial Statement before the Parliament. 2. Withdrawal of moneys from Consolidated Fund of India only after passing the Appropriation Bill. 3. Provisions of supplementary grants and vote-on-account. 4. A periodic or at least a mid-year review of programme of the Government against macroeconomic forecasts and expenditure by a Parliamentary Budget Office. 5. Introducing Finance Bill in the Parliament. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: 1, ,2 3 and 5 only 1, 2 and 4 only 3, 4 and 5 only 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 31. The Reserve bank of India (RBI) acts as a bankers' bank. This would imply which of the following ? 1. Other banks retain their deposits with the RBI. 2. The RBI lends funds to the commercial banks in times of need. 3. The RBI advises the commercial banks on monetary matters. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: 2 and 3 only 1 and 2 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3 32. Which of the following measures would result in an increase in the money supply in the economy? 1. Purchase of government securities from the public by the Central Bank 2. Deposit of currency in commercial banks by the public 3. Borrowing by the government from the Central Bank 4. Sale of government securities to the public by the central Bank Select the correct answer using the codes given below: 1 only 2 and 4 only 1 and 3 2, 3 and 4 33. Under which of the following circumstances may 'capital gains' arise ? 1. When there is an increase in the sales of a product. 2. When there is a natural increase in the value of the property owned. 3. When you purchase a painting and there is a growth in its value due to increase in its popularity. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: 1 only 2 and 3 only 2 only 1, 2 and 3 34. The Price of any currency in international market is decided by the 1. World Bank. 2. Demand for goods/services provided by the country concerned. 3. Stability of the government of the concerned country. 4. Economic potential of the country in question. Which of the statements given above are correct ? 1, 2, 3 and 4 2 and 3 only 3 and 4 only 1 and 4 only 35. The balance of payments of a country is a systematic record of ? all import and transactions of a during a given period normally a year export country of time goods exported from a country during a year economic transaction the government country to another between of one capital movements from one country to another 36. An increase in the Bank Rate generally indicates that the ? market rate of interest is likely to fall Central Bank is no longer making loans to commercial banks Central Bank is following an easy money policy Central Bank is following a tight money policy 37. In India, deficit financing is used for raising resources for ? economic development redemption of public debt adjusting the balance of payments reducing the foreign debt 38. Which of the following constitute Capital Account? 1. Foreign Loans 2. Foreign Direct Investment 3. Private Remittances 4. Portfolio Investment Select the correct answer using the codes given below. 1, 2 and 3 1, 2 and 4 2, 3 and 4 1, 3 and 4 39. Disguised unemployment generally means ? large number of people remain unemployed alternative employment is not available marginal productivity of labour is zero productivity of workers is low 40. Consider the following liquid assets: 1. Demand deposits with the banks 2. Time deposits with the banks 3. Savings deposits with the banks 4. Currency The correct sequence of these assets in the decreasing order of liquidity is 1-4-3-2 4-3-2-1 2-3-1-4 4-1-3-2 41. The formation of ozone hole in the Antarctic region has been a cause of concern. What could be the reason for the formation of this hole ? Presence of prominent tropospheric turbulence; and inflow of chlorofluorocarbons Presence of prominent polar front and stratospheric clouds; and inflow of chlorofluorocarbons Absence of polar front and stratospheric clouds; and inflow of methane and chlorofluorocarbons Increased temperature at polar region due to global wanning 42. Regarding "carbon credits", which one of the following statements is not correct? The carbon credit system was ratified in conjunction with the Kyoto Protocol Carbon credits are awarded to countries or groups that have reduced greenhouse gases below their emission quota The goal of the carbon credit system is to limit the increase of carbon dioxide emission Carbon credits are traded at a price fixed from time to time by the United Nations Environment Programme 43. Human activities in the recent past have caused the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. but a lot of it does not remain in the lower atmosphere because of 1. its escape into the outer stratosphere. 2. the photosynthesis by phytoplankton in the oceans. 3. the trapping of air in the polar ice caps. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? 1 and 2 2 only 2 and 3 3 only 44. In the context of ecosystem productivity, marine upwelling zones are important as they increase the marine productivity by bringing the 1. decomposer microorganisms to the surface. 2. nutrients to the surface. 3. bottom-dwelling organisms to the surface. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? I and 2 2 only 2 and 3 3 only 45. Consider the following factors: 1. Rotation of the Earth 2. Air Pressure and wind S. Density of the ocean water 4, Revolution of the Earth Which of the above factors influence the ocean currents? 1 and 2 only I, 2 and 3 1 and 4 2, 3 and 4 46. When you travel in Himalayas you will see the following: l. Deep gorges 2. U-turn river courses 3. Parallel mountain ranges 4. Steep gradients causing land-sliding Which of the above can be said to be the evidence for Himalayas being young fold mountains ? 1 and 2 only 1, 2 and 4 only 3 and 4 only 1, 2, 3 and 4 47. Normally the temperature decrease with the increase in height from the Earth's surface because 1. the atmosphere can be heated upwards only from the Earth's surface. 2. there is more moisture in the upper atmosphere. 3. the air is less dense in the upper atmosphere. Select the correct answer using the codes given below ? 1 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3 48. The acidification of oceans is increasing, Why is this phenomenon a cause of concern? 1. The growth and survival of calcareous phytoplankton will be adversely affected 2. The growth and survival of coral reefs will be adverse1y affected. 3. The survival of some animals that have pytoplanktonic larvae will be adversely affected. 4. The cloud seeding and formation of clouds will be adversely affected. Which of the statements given above is/are correct ? 1, 2 and 3 only 2 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2, 3 and 4 49. Which one of the following sets of elements was primarily responsible for the origin of life on the Earth ? Hydrogen, Oxygen, Sodium Carbon, Hydrogen, nitrogen Oxygen, Calcium, Phosphorus Carbon, Hydrogen, Potassium 50. Which one of the following is the characteristic climate of the Tropical Savannah Region ? Rainfall throughout the year Rainfall in winter only An extremely short dry season A definite dry and wet season 51. When the bark of a tree is removed in a circular fashion all around near its base, it gradually dries up and dies because ? Water from soil cannot raise to aerial parts Roots are starved of energy Tree is infected by soiI microbes Roots do not receive oxygen for respiration 52. The function of heavy water in a nuclear reactor is to ? Slow down the speed of neutrons Increase the speed of neutrons Cool down the reactor Stop the nuclear reaction 53. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener sold in the market. It consists of amino acids and provides calories like other amino acids. Yet, it is used as a low-calorie sweetening agent in food items. What is the basis of this use ? Aspartame is as sweet as table sugar. but unlike table sugar, it is not readily oxidized in human body due to lack of requisite enzymes When aspartame is used in food processing, the sweet taste remains, but it becomes resistant to oxidation Aspllitame is as sweet as sugar, but after ingestion into the body. it is converted into metabolites that yield no calories Aspartame is several times sweeter than table sugar. hence food items made with small quamiues of aspartame yield fewer calories on oxidation 54. What is the difference between a CFL and an LED lamp 1. To produce light, a CFL uses mercury vapour and phosphor while an LED lamp uses semi-conductor material. 2. The average life span of a CFL is much more longer than that of an LED 3. CFL is less energy-efficiency as compared to an LED lamp Which of the statements given above is are correct ? 1 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 1, 2 and 3 55. A married couple adopted a male child. A few years later twin boys were born to them. The blood group of the couple is AB positive and O negative. The blood groups of the three sons is A positive, B positive and O positive. The blood group of the adopted son is ? O positive A positive B positive Cannot be determined on the basis of the given data 56. Consider the following kinds of organisms? 1. Bacteria. 2. Fungi 3. Flowering- plants Some species of which of the above kinds of organisms are employed as Biopesticides? 1 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3 57. What is the role of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the Water purification systems? 1. It inactivate/kills the harmful microorganisms in water. 2. It removes all the undesirable odors from the water. 3. It quickens the sedimentation or solid particles, removes turbidity and improves the clarity of the water. Which of the statements given above is/ are correct ? 1 only 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3 58. Lead ingested or inhaled is a health hazard. After the addition of lead to petrol has been banned, what still are the sources of lead poisoning? 1. Smelting units 2· Pens and pencils 3. Paints 4. Hair oils and cosmetics Select the correct answer using the codes given below : 1, 2 and 3 only 1 and 3 only 2 and 4 only 1, 2, 3 and 4 59. With reference to 'stem cells' which of the following statements is / are correct ? 1. Stem cells can be derived from mammals only. 2. Stem cells can he used for screening new drugs. 3. Stem cells can be used for medical therapies. Select the correct answer using the codes given below: 1 and 2 only 2 and 3 only 3 only 1, 2 and 3 60. Consider the following statements: Chlorofluorocarbons known as ozone-depleting substances, are used 1. in the production of plastic foams 2. in the production of tubeless tyres 3. in cleaning certain electronic components 4. as pressuring agents in aerosol cans Which of the statements given above is / are correct? 1, 2 and 3 only 4 only 1, 3 and 4 only 1, 2, 3 and 4 61. Fill up the blank with suitable word given The speech ___ with subtle threats has resulted in ___ tension. replete, increased followed, continuous started, reduced full, escalating 62. Fill up the blank with suitable word given below: The counter Clerk was very busy and ____ not pay any ___ to the customer's request. can, help could, respect had, cash did, attention 63. Which of the following is wrongly matched.Repugnance - loathingEnraptured - EcstaticRepeal - CancelNimble - small 1 2 3 4 64. Match the following with correct words (synonyms)Diligent A. FatalDeadly B. TerseConcise C. Hard workingAdorn D. Garnish 1-C, 2-D, 3-A, 4-B 1-C, 2-A, 3-B, 4-D 1-B, 2-A, 3-C, 4-D 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D 65. Find the Misspelt MAGNATE FRUGALITY REMUNARATE LAMENT 66. Find the Misspelt EMBEZZLE DRIFT RENDEZVOUS SCURROLIUS 67. Which of the following is wrongly matched (antonym)Dissent - AccordElevation - DepreciationAmbiguity - PerversityOminous - Auspicious 1 2 3 4 68. Match the correct antonymAccident A. CautionFresh B. hastyAudacity C. Intentionprudent D. stale 1-C, 2-D, 3-A, 4-B 1-C, 2-A, 3-B, 4-D 1-B, 2-A, 3-C, 4-D 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D 69. Find the odd man out Potency Adequacy lethargy effect 70. Find the odd man out Allow Claim Retain Waive 71. "Ekta Sthal Memorial Complex" was constructed in June 2015 at Delhi on commemorating a former Prime mister given below ? Atal Behari Vaijpayee P.V Narashima Rao V.P Singh Lal Bahadur Shastri 72. Prime minister Narendra modi would become the first ever Indian prime minister to visit which of the following country given below ? Isreal North Korea Palestine Syria 73. "SABLA" is implemented by ? Ministry of women and child Development Ministry of HRD Ministry of Health Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment 74. Cartagena Protocol is related to Biosafety Biodiversity Both (A) and (B) None of the above 75. Which of the following is not a Tropical Cyclone ? The Phailin The Helen The Lehar The Cleopatra 76. Which of the following is not a Vector borne disease ? Cholera Yellow Fever Dengue Chikungunya 77. Mission "Indradhanush" is associated with ? Agricultural Development Programme Ballistic Missile Develpment programme Heavy vehicle and Automobiles Empowerment Programme Immunisation against few kiling diseases programme 78. Rainfall caused due to the presence of mountain in the way of wind is called ? Orographic rain Conventional rain Cyclonic rain Advectional rain 79. Which of the following is mismatched ? Wular Lake - Jammu & Kashmir Lonar Lake - Maharastra Tso Morari Lake - Arunachal Pradesh Salt Lake - West Bengal 80. Match the List LIST - I LIST - II a. Gir National Park - 1. Wild Elephants b. Kaziranga Sanctuary - 2. Kashmiri Stag c. Periyar - 3. Asiatic Lions 4. Dachigam National Park - 4. Rhinoceros a-1,b-2,c-3,d-4 a-3,b-4,c-1,d-2 a-3,b-4,c-2,d-1 a-4,b-2,c-1,d-3 81. Which of the following is not associated with Namami Gange Programme ? Sugam Dhara Nirmal Dhara Aviral Dhara None of the above 82. Operation Kachhapa is a NGO initiative for the conservation of ? Olive Ridley sea Turtles lion tailed macaque Gharial Swamp deer 83. "Project SeaBird" is connected with ? Greenfield Naval base at west coast of India Antipirate operation at Somalia Indian navy's island development project Naval Patrol operation in Katch district 84. Stepwell Rani-Ki-Vau was approved as as world Heritage site by UNESCO recently, it is located at ? Gujarat Madyapradesh Rajasthan Punjab 85. A market in which large number of sellers of a particular product, but each seller sells differentiated but close products is termed as ? Monopoly Perfect competition Monopolistic competition Oligoploy 86. Which one among the following is not a source of tax revenue for the central government of India? Income tax Customs Duties Service tax Value Added Tax 87. Mediterranean type of climate is best suited for the cultivation of ? pulses Vegetables Fruits cereals 88. The Head quarters of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is located in ? Brussels (Belgium) Newyork (USA) Vienna (Austria) Amsterdam (Holland) 89. 25 C to 34 C temperature, 170 to 200 cms rainfall and alluvial soil are the suitable conditions for the cultivation of ? Maize Paddy Wheat Jute 90. Which among the following is the mascot of 35th National games in Kerala? Chhaua, The Deer Appu, The Elephant Ammu, The Hornbill Mayuram, The Peacock 91. The cold wind flows southwest of Southern Argentina ? Foehn Pampero Puelche Aeolus 92. Which of the SAARC nation has maximum per capita income according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) ? Bhutan India Nepal Bangladesh 93. What is the place of India in the world Happiness Index 2015? 115 th 117 th 119 th 121 th 94. Which of the following is viewed as Hot money ? Foreign Direct Investment Portfolio Investment Public Debt All the above 95. Justice A.P Shah Committee has been constituted to look into the issue on ? Minumum Alternative Tax on Foreign Institutional Investors Minumum Alternative Tax on Domestic Corporate Inverstors Minumum Alternative Tax on Service Industries Minumum Alternative Tax on Import of Luxury goods 96. Which of the following agricultural products are registered under geographical indication registration ? 1. Arunachal wakro orange 2. Assam Tezpur Litchi 3. Nagaland Tree Tomato 4. Meghalaya Khasi Mandarin 1 and 2 only 1, 2 and 4 only 3 and 4 only 1, 2, 3 and 4 97. Recently Kovvada in Srikakulam district in Andhra pradesh was in news, The reason is ? a nuclear power plant of 1000 MW to be established An Ultra mega power project by NTPC to be established Green field airport to be setup in colloboration with Russia A satellite port to be established 98. Which country has highest share in India's imports during the year 2014 -15 ? United states United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia China 99. Who among the following has been awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 2014 ? Kailash satyarthi Malala yousafzai Jean tirole Patrick Modiano 100. In which area was the Indo-US Military exercise 'Yudh Abhyas 2014' held ? Solan (Himachal Pradesh) Gairsen (Uttarkhand) Ranikhet (Uttarkhand) Poonch (Jammu & Kashmir) Please fill in the comment box below. Be sure to click Submit Quiz to see your results! Time's up Bookmark the permalink.