Advanced Course for Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2018

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UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2018 will be held on 3rd June 2018 (Sunday). Both papers, General Studies Paper-I and General Studies Paper-II (CSAT) will be held on the same day.

Notification of Civil Services Exam 2018 will be released by UPSC on 7th February, 2018. After this date you can apply online for this exam on UPSC website. Last date to apply for this exam is 6th March, 2018.IAS Prelims 2018

In UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2017, there were 78 questions out of Total 100 in Prelims GS Paper, that came from our Booklets:current affairs IAS prelims 2018upsc prelims 2018

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Our Advanced Course for Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2018 includes following three components:

1. Current Affairs for Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2018

The significance of Current Affairs in this prestigious Civil Services Examination is increasing every year. You can yourself judge by seeing the Question Paper of UPSC Civil Services Exam, both Preliminary and Mains, that majority of the questions asked are Current Affairs oriented.

It has now become IMPOSSIBLE to Clear IAS Prelims without giving due importance to Current Affairs. Gone are the days when people used to qualify this exam by reading just ONE FAMOUS Newspaper or Magazines available on roadside book-shops. Don’t take risk of ignoring this section. It is very painful, when we FAIL to clear IAS prelims by just 2-3 marks.

We provide the Exact, Latest and Specific Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2018 exam. We want to inform you that in Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2016, out of 100 Questions in GS Paper-I, 47 Questions comes directly from our Current Affairs Booklets.

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In Latest IAS Prelims 2017 exam that was held on 18 June, 2017, there were around 42 questions, that came directly from our Current Affairs Course. (See Above Table: 2017 Performance).

This has become possible because we exactly cover those news and current affairs which are really important from Civil Services Examination point of view. Our Current Affairs Booklets are enriched with Top Quality and Best Content.

Our coverage of News and Current Affairs is very wide. You may be reading ONE or TWO Newspaper or Magazines for this exam. But we everyday refer more than 30 News Agencies, Official Government Sources, Newspapers, National and International Magazines.

Every year there are around 40 – 50 questions from Current Affairs in IAS Preliminary Exam. It may be increased in Prelims 2018. Therefore this section cannot be taken lightly. Forget about clearing this exam, if you are compromising with Current Affairs.

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We provide the All-Inclusive Advanced Course for Civil Services Preliminary Exam General Studies Paper-I. Our Booklets covers all the syllabus as mentioned by the UPSC in the notification.

There is very tough competition in UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam. Around 5 Lakh candidates appears in Prelims and out of them only 15,000 qualify for Mains. The actual reality is that 4,85,000 fails to qualify. Those who fails does not mean that they did’nt work hard or they did’nt read the standard books, but due to the fact that they did’nt gone through the exact and latest content for this exam. Proper study material is very important to get success in this exam.

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For general understanding the basic and standard books are sufficient. But for competition you have refer more than that. You have to prepare for the important topics while not ignoring the basic concepts.

We provide the Exact and Relevant content for IAS Prelims Exam 2018. We are a pool of persons who have already qualified this exam many times. Intense efforts are put by our experienced team members to provide you the BEST coverage of all Topics: conventional and latest. All Latest Government Initiatives, Schemes, Programmes, Policies, Laws etc. are widely covered. All important topics in news relevant to this exam are widely covered. These Booklets are fully updated and revised every year according to latest trend of questions being asked by UPSC. Each and every line of our books are important for this exam.civil services prelims 2018Content-wise our Books are comprehensive but compact in terms of thickness. This makes easier for you to read and revise these books. Success in IAS Prelims depends on SMART books. Our SMART Books gives you clear understanding about the topic and also provides to some critical latest information that is missed in general books and Coaching Classes. Adopt SMART strategy and get success in this exam.

We provide the two Volumes on Indian Economy & Financial System for IAS Prelims 2018 exam. It contains latest official facts & figures of Government of India and its various Initiatives in economy.

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Practicing Mock Tests during preparation is vital for success in final exam. While it gives exposure to candidate to face a real test like conditions prior to exam, it also keeps candidate aware of his ability to grasp the information what he/she is reading.

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There are a lot of benefits of taking tests during your preparation especially for exam like Civil Services. Tests keeps you reminding about your performance. It helps you to read the content with more precision. Moreover it revises the syllabus on periodic basis.

Appearing in IAS Prelims 2018 without practicing Tests is like participating in Olympic Games without practicing at home ground. In Prelims Exam questions, very narrow choices are given and you are asked to select one, two, three or all of them. Candidates who never took mock tests remain confused in selecting right option, even if he has read the asked information during study.clearias test seriesOur mock test series for IAS Preliminary Exam 2018 are designed in such a way that it will develop a practice in you on how to select the right choice of answers. While it will develop a speed in you to solve the paper fast, at the same time it will help you in identifying the mistakes that you commit during tests. Therefore start with tests simultaneously with your preparation.

We provides 20 Comprehensive Tests for IAS Prelims Exam 2018, right from July 2017 month and extended upto April 2018 month. All these test are based on UPSC Pattern. These tests will covers all areas like: Current Affairs, Economy, Polity, Biodiversity etc. Like UPSC Prelims, there will be 100 questions in each Test. They are designed in such a way to make you attain mastery in all important topics. Check demo of these tests at the end of this page.

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Following are the 50 questions from our Test Series (2000 Questions) for IAS Prelims 2018 Exam. You can check your preparation level by solving these questions. Answers and Explanations will be visible after the completion of this test. There are total 50 questions in this test. Each questions carries ONE mark. There is NO negative marking in this test for wrong answers.

1. Constitution of India provides for disqualifications of the members of Rajya Sabha on many grounds. Who among the following is the final authority to decide if a Rajya Sabha member has become subject to any of these disqualifications other than Anti-Defection.

 
 
 
 

2. Which of the following facts related to ‘Lake Chilika’ is/are CORRECT ?

I. Chilika lake is a brackish water lagoon.

II. Chilika Lake was designated the first Indian wetland of international importance.

III. Chilika lake has numerous islands.

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3. Recently, the Union Cabinet of India has approved closure of which of the following centrally sponsored scheme?

 
 
 
 

4. Apart from historic City of Ahmadabad of India, which of the following properties were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2017 by UNESCO?

1. Aphrodisias of Turkey

2. Hebron Town of Palestine

3. City of Yazd in Iran

4. Kot Diji in Pakistan

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5. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the eight international development goals that had been established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in Year 2000. Which of the following ‘Millennium Development Goal’ is related to ‘Child Mortality’?

 
 
 
 

6. Niti Aayog has released ‘The Three Year Action Agenda’ to fasten the pace of development in India. Which of the following are its targets?

I. Reduction of the fiscal deficit

II. Reduction of the revenue deficit

III. Elimination of black carbon

IV. Doubling Farmers’ Incomes

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7. Consider the following Statements about ‘Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve’ of India:

I. The Nilgiri Biosphere is an International Biosphere Reserve.

II. The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is situated in the Eastern Ghats.

III. The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve covers area of Two States.

IV. Tamilnadu has the largest area under Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.

Which of these above Statements is/are CORRECT?

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8. Which of the following are the functions/role of ‘The National Institution for Transforming India’, also called NITI Aayog, formed on January 1, 2015 by Government of India?

I. To foster cooperative federalism.

II. To develop mechanisms to formulate credible plans at village level.

III. To create a knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurial support system.

IV. To maintain a state-of-the-art Resource Centre.

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9. Consider the following Statements:

I. Prime Minister by default is the Leader of the House in Lok Sabha.

II. Prime Minister can nominate another minister as the Leader of the House.

Select the CORRECT answer using the code given below:

 
 
 
 

10. Consider the following statements:

I. Attorney-General of India has the right to take part in the proceeding of Rajya Sabha.

II. Attorney-General of India has the right to take part in joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

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11. Consider the following Statements:

A. The people of the Indus Civilisation achieved great accuracy in measuring length, mass, and time.

B. The people of the Indus Civilisation were among the first to develop a system of uniform weights and measures.

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12. Recently, ‘JIGYASA’ a Student- Scientist Connect Programme was launched by the Indian government. Which of the following organisations is NOT involved in this Programme?

I. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

II. Kendriya Vidyalaya

III. Ministry of Science and Technology

IV. Navodaya Vidyalayas

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13. Which of the following are the instruments that are used for implementing monetary policy by Reserve Bank of India?

I. Marginal Standing Facility

II. Corridor

III. Market Stabilisation Scheme

IV. Liquidity Adjustment Facility

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14. The concept of ‘Standing Deposit Facility’ (SDF) was in news recently. Consider the following statements in this regard:

I. This concept was first recommended by Urjit Patel committee Report.

II. SDF will disallow the RBI to absorb surplus funds from banks without collateral.

III. SDF will replace the Market Stabilization Scheme.

Which of these statements about ‘Standing Deposit Facility’ (SDF) is/are CORRECT?

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15. Which of the following cities/places are situated on Brahmaputra River?

I. Guwahati

II. Dibrugarh

III. Shillong

IV. Tezpur

 
 
 
 

16. Consider the following statements:

I. Tropical Cyclones usually travel in groups or “Families” from the West to East.

II. Tropical Cyclones are found in low latitudes over oceans.

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17. Consider the following:

I. No Court can issue the order for the arrest or imprisonment of Governor during his term of office.

II. No criminal proceedings can be started against the Governor in any court during his term of office.

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18. Which of the following Birds Species is listed under the Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection Act), 1972?

I. Black-necked crane

II. Great Indian bustard

III. Peafowl

IV. Vultures

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19. Consider the following statements:

I. Fiscal deficit indicates all borrowings by Government.

II. Budget Deficit indicates government’s borrowings from RBI.

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20. Which of the following mobile wireless networks aims to acquire Space Roaming?

 
 
 
 

21. Recently, United Nations Conference adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Which of the following are Prohibitions on Nuclear Weapons under this treaty?

1. Developing Nuclear Weapons

2. Testing Nuclear Weapons

3. Producing Nuclear Weapons

4. Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons

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22. In year 2017, an Expert Group was constituted to study the objective criteria for allocation of resources to States and identification of beneficiaries under various programmes using Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC) data. Who is the chairman of this committee?

 
 
 
 

23. Which of the following Statements about the Regulating Act of 1773 is/are INCORRECT?

I. This Act permitted the East India Company to retain its power in India but its management was brought under British Government.

II. East India Company’s political functions were differentiated from its commercial activities.

III. This Act prohibited the servants of company from engaging in any private trade.

IV. It redesignated the Governor-General of Bengal as the Governor-General of India.

 
 
 
 

24. Which one of the following is the ‘Gas’ used in anesthesia by Doctors and Medical Professionals?

 
 
 
 

25. Which among the following is the landlocked country?

 
 
 
 

26. Recently, Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank of IAEA is in news. Consider the following statements in this regard:

I. It will be a physical reserve of 200 metric tons of low enriched uranium.

II. It will be located in Kazakhstan.

III. Uranium will be provided only for nuclear-based power plants.

IV. Non-IAEA member states can also take uranium from this bank.

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27. Which of the following are the Kharif Crops?

I. Sorghum

II. Pearl Millet

III. Arhar

IV. Soyabean

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28. Article 157 and Article 158 of the Constitution of India specify eligibility requirements for the post of governor. Which of the following are the requirements mentioned for Governor of State?

1. He should be at least 35 years old.

2. He should not be member of political party.

3. He should not be adjudged an insolvent.

4. He should be not be unfit to continue in office by infirmity of mind or body.

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29. Which of the following are CORRECTLY matched?

Great Basin Desert:  Nigeria

Patagonian Desert:  Argentina

Karakum Desert:     Turkmenistan

Sonoran Desert:       USA

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30. The Cholas Kings patronised ‘Paintings’ during their time with great devotion. The most important of Chola-era paintings are found in which of the following temple?

 
 
 
 

31. Recently, the Indian government has announced the ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ to improve India’s position in ocean research field. Which of the following are the components of this mission?

1. Deep Sea Fisheries

2. Desalination Plant

3. Polymetallic Nodules

4. Tsunami Warning

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32. Recently, Kidambi Srikanth of India clinched Australian Badminton Open Super Series title in Sydney. Which of following player was defeated by him in finals?

 
 
 
 

33. The first DNA Bank for Wildlife Species in India is being setup at which of the places?

 
 
 
 

34. Consider the following statements with regard to Schedules of Wildlife Protection Act, 1972:

I. Placement in Schedule VI of the Act provides for regulation in cultivation of a specified plant and restricts its possession, sale and transportation.

II. Schedule V of the Act includes the animals which may be hunted.

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35. Consider the following table:

I. World Wetlands Day :  February 2

II. World Wildlife Day :  March 23

III. Zero Emissions Day:  September 21

IV. International Day of Climate Action : October 20

Which of these are CORRECTLY matched?

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36. Which of the following are the causes of sustained inflation in economy?

I. Leads to economic recession

II. Enhances the volume of investment

III. Generates black money

IV. Redistribution of wealth

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37. Recently, Indian government has approved the setting up of ‘Startup Centers and Technology Business Incubators’ (TBIs) in India. Which of the following ministries are involved in these Centres?

1. Ministry of Finance

2. Ministry of Commerce

3. Ministry of Human Resources Development

4. Ministry of Science and Technology

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38. Which of the following are appointed by the President of India?

I. The Judge of a High Court

II. The Chief Minister of Delhi

III. The Attorney General

IV. Election Commissioner

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39. The Reserve Bank of India is vested with the responsibility of conducting Monetary Policy. Monetary policy refers to the policy of RBI with regard to the use of monetary instruments under its control to achieve the goals specified in the Act. What is the primary objective of this Monetary Policy?

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40. The India Institute of Technology has setup a network of 100 earthquake sensors as part of an exercise to provide an alert in case of any high magnitude earthquake occurs. In which State these earthquake sensors has been setup?

 
 
 
 

41. Indian government has approved new National Health Policy in 2017. Which of following are targets under this policy?

I. Increase life expectancy to 80 years by 2025

II. Reduce total fertility rate (TFR) to 2.1 by 2025

III. Reduce maternal mortality rate (MMR) to 100 by 2020

IV. Reduce infant mortality rate to 28 by 2019

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42. Enforcement agencies have discovered the increasing poaching of ‘Big Monitor Lizard’ (genus Varanus) in India. Which of the following Statements with regard to this species is/are CORRECT?

I. These are found in fresh water lakes in the country.

II. They are a Schedule IV species as per India’s Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

Select the CORRECT answer:

 
 
 
 

43. The joint exercise ‘DRUZBA 2017’ was in news recently. This military exercise took place between which of the following countries?

 
 
 
 

44. Consider the following Statements:

1. The Government of India is the issuing authority of coins.

2. The Reserve Bank is the issuing authority of notes.

Which of these Statements is/are CORRECT?

 
 
 
 

45. Which of the following departments/organisations/bodies are headed by the Prime Minister of India?

I. National Ganga River Basin Authority

II. National Commission for Population Control

III. Indian Board of Wild Life

IV. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

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46. The National Skill Development Mission was launched by Government of India to achieve the vision of ‘Skilled India’ and to create convergence across sectors and States in terms of skill training activities.

Which of the following are the Sub-Missions under National Skill Development Mission?

I. Institutional Training

II. Overseas Employment

III. Sustainable Livelihood

IV. Leveraging Public Infrastructure

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47. Recently, the Union government has declared the entire State of Assam as a “disturbed” area.

According to The Disturbed Areas (Special Courts) Act, 1976 once declared ‘disturbed’, the area has to maintain status quo for a minimum how many months?

 
 
 
 

48. Which of the following are the measures of the ‘Economic Development’?

I. Education Standards

II. Exports Growth

III. Availability of Housing

IV. Environmental Standards

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49. Consider the following statements with regard to Buddhist Literature in India:

I. The earliest Buddhist texts were passed down orally in Middle Indo-Aryan languages called Prakrits.

II. After the rise of the Kushans, Sanskrit was also widely used to record Buddhist texts.

III. The works of important Buddhist philosophers like Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu and Dharmakirti are generally termed as Tantras.

Which of these above Statements is/are CORRECT?

 
 
 
 

50. Consider the following statements:

I. A communication satellite usually operates from the Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit.

II. A Remote Sensing satellite operates from a Geosynchronous orbit.

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