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12. Consider the following statements :
            1. In the revenue administration of Delhi Sultanate, the in-charge of revenue collection was known as ‘Amil’.
           2. The Iqta system of Sultans of Delhi was an ancient indigenous institution.
           3. The office of’ Mir Bakshi’ came into existence during the reign of Khalji Sultans of Delhi.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only                              (b) 1 and 2 only
    (c) 3 only                              (d) 1, 2 and 3

18. Which one of the following national parks lies completely n the Temperate alpine zone?
    (a) Manas national park
    (b) Namdapha national park
    (c) Neora valley national park
(d) Valley of flower national park

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7. Which one of the following is not a Harappan Site?
    (a) Chanhudaro
    (b) Kot Diji
(c) Sohgaura
    (d) Desalpur

Refer to Indus Valley Civilisation ppt of our institute

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10. ith reference to forced labour(Vishti) in India during the Gupta period, which one of tghe following statements is correct?
  (a) It was considered a source of income for the State, a sort of tax paid by the people.
    (b) It was totally absent in the Madhya Pradesh and Kathiawar regions of the Gupta Empire.
    (c) The forced labourer as entitled to weekly wages.
    (d) The eldest son of the labourer was sent as the forced labourer

16.  With reference to the Mian Tansen, which one of the following statement is not correct
(a) Tansen was the title given to him by Emperor Akbar
(b) Tansen composed Dhrupads on Hindu god and goddesses
(c) Tansen composed songs on his patrons
(d) Tansen invented many Ragas

2. With reference to land reforms in independent India, which one of the following statements is correct?
    (a) The ceiling laws were aimed at family holdings and not individual holdings.
(b) The major aim of land reforms was providing agriculture land to all the landless.
    (c) It resulted in cultivation of cash crops as a predominant form of cultivation.
    (d) Land reforms permitted no exemptions to the ceiling limits

13. Consider the following statements :
           1. Saint Nimbarka was a contemporary of Akbar.
           2. Saint Kabir was greatly influenced by Shaikh Ahmad Sirhindi.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
    (a) 1 only
    (b) 2 only
    (c) Both 1 and 2
   (d) Neither 1 nor 2

Refer to slide number 16 and 35 in Bhakti Movement presentation

Nimbarka and Akbar are not contemporary, Kabir is 15th Century but Sirhindi is 16th century they are not contemporary and how can one century earlier born Kabir get influence by later born Sirhindi

6.Consider the following pairs :
Movement/Organization Leader
1.All India Anti-Untouchability league  : Mahatma Gandhi
2. All India Kisan Sabha : Swami Sahajanad Saraswati
3.Self Respect Movement :  E.V. Ramaswami Naicker
Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
    (a) 1 only                        (b) 1 and 2 only
    (c) 2 and 3 only          
    (d) 1,2 and 3

Refer question 58 in EDUCASIUM class test 23

9. Consider the following :
       1. Deification of the Buddha
       2. Treading the path of Bodhisattvas
       3. Image worship and rituals
Which of the above is/ are the feature/ features of Mahayana Buddhism?
    (a) 1 only
    (b) 1 and 2 only
    (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Refer Page 34 in Buddism presentation of our Institute

11. Building ‘Kalyaana Mandapas’ was a notable feature in the temple construction in the kingdom of
    (a) Chalukya
    (b) Chandela
    (c) Rashtrakuta
    (d) Vijayanagara

Refer to Vijayanagara presentation of our Institute

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Exam - 2019 : Answer Key

3. The Global Competitiveness Report is published by the
      (a) International Monetary Fund
      (b) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
   (c) World Economic Forum
      (d) World Bank

Similar Question from EDUCASIUM Academy mock test

Refer our question 14 in Test 25
14. Which of the following report is published by World Economic Forum?
1. Global Competitiveness Index
2. Networked Readiness Index
3. Global Gender Gap Index
4. Environmental Performance Index
Select the answer from the below codes
a) 1 and 2 only        b) 1, 2 and 3 only
c) 2 and 3 only       d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

1. With reference to Mughal India, what is/are the difference/differences between Jagirdar and Zamindar?
            1. Jagirdars were holders of land assignments in lieu of judicial and police duties, whereas Zamindars were holders of revenue rights without obligation to perform any duty other than revenue collection.
           2. Land assignments to Jagirdars were hereditary and revenue rights of Zamindars were not hereditary.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
   (a) 1 only
    (b) 2 only
    (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

 GS Paper 1 : Answer Key for Series A

19.Atal innovation mission is set up under the
    (a) Department of science of technology
    (b) Ministry of labour and employment
(c) NITI Ayog
    (d) Ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship

Refer Page 7 of Economics Revision handout that starts with word BOP revision

5. With reference to Swadeshi Movement, consider the following statements
         1. It contributed to the revival of the indigenous artisan crafts and industries.
         2. The National Council of Education was established as a part of Swadeshi Movement.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
    (a) 1 only                         (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2               (d) Neither 1 nor 2

20. On 21st June the sun

    (a) Does not set below the horizon at the arctic circle
    (b) Does not set below the horizon at Antarctic circle
    (c) Shines vertically overhead at noon on the equator
    (d) Shines vertically overhead at the tropic of Capricorn

17. Who among the following Mughal Emperors Shifted emphasis from illustrated manuscripts to album and individual portrait?
    (a) Humayun
    (b) Akbar
    (c) Jahangir
    (d) Shah Jahan

Refer to Mughal Presentation in our Institute

 14. With reference to the British colonial rule in India, consider the following statements :
     1. Mahatma Gandhi was instrumental in the abolition of the system of ‘indentured labour’.
     2. In Lord Chelmsford’s War Conference’ , Mahatma Gandhi did not support the resolution on recruiting Indians for World War.
     3. Consequent upon the breaking of Salt Law by Indian people, the Indian National Congress was declared illegal by the colonial rulers.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
    (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
    (c) 2 and 3 only
    (d) 1, 2 and 3

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4. Consider the following statements about ‘the Charter Act of 1813’ :
        1. It ended the trade monopoly of the East India Company in India except for trade in tea and trade with China.
        2. It asserted the sovereignty of the British Crown over the Indian territories held by the Company.
        3. The revenues of India were now controlled by the British Parliament.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only             (b) 2 and 3 only
    (c) 1 and 3 only             (d) 1,2 and 3

Source: Refer slide number 8 in "Education" presentation of institute

15. With reference to Indian National Movement, consider the following pairs :
Persons                               Position held
1. Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru : President, All India Liberal Federation
2. K.C. Neogy : Member, The Constituent Assembly
3. P.C. Joshi : General Secretary, Communist Party of India
Which of the pairs given above is/ are correctly matched?
    (a) 1 only                    (b) 1 and 2 only
    (c) 3 only                  
(d) 1, 2 and 3

8. In which of the following relief sculpture inscriptions is ‘Ranyo Ashoka’ (King Ashoka) mentioned along with the stone portrait of Ashoka?
(a) Kanganahalli
    (b) Sanchi
    (c) Shahbazgarhi
    (d) Sohgaura