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UP PSC / UP PCS Prelims(2020) - General Studies Paper I analysis

  1. National Clean Air Programme has been launched by the Central Government in the year:

    A) 2018

    B) 2017

    C) 2020

    D) 2019

  2. The rulers of which of the following dynasty have been called as 'Shriparvatiya' in Puranas?

    A) Vakatakas

    B) lkshvakus

    C) Shakas

    D) Kharvelas

  3. Which of the following Committees recommended a poverty line based on nutritional requirements exclusively?

    A) Alagh Committee

    B) Lakdawala Committee

    C) Tendulkar Committee

    D) Rangarajan Committee

  4. The official 'Agronomai' during Mauryan age was related with which field?

    A) Weight and measurement

    B) Administrative management

    C) Construction of roads

    D) Revenue management

    Answer & Explanation
  5. Which of the following indicators is NOT used to calculate Human Development Index (HDI)?

    A) Life Expectancy

    B) Education

    C) Per Capita Income

    D) Social Inequality

  6. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below the list:

    List I List II
    (Mahajanpadas) (Capitals)
    A) Matsya 1) Mathura
    B) Kuru 2) Potan
    C) Sursena 3) Virat Nagar
    D) Asmak 4) Indraprastha

    A) A-4, B-2, C-1, D-3

    B) A-3, B-1, C-4, D-2

    C) A-3, B-4, C-1, D-2

    D) A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1

    Answer & Explanation
  7. The idea of 'Cultural Poverty' was given by:

    A) Oscar Lewis

    B) Gunnar Myrdal

    C) Aashish Bose

    D) Amartya Sen

  8. Given below are two statements, one is labelled as Assertion (A) and the other as Reason (R):

    Assertion (A): We have much more information about Cholas than their predecessors.

    Reason (R): The Chola rulers adopted the practice of having inscriptions written on the walls of temples giving a historical narrative of their victories.

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below.

    A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the 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

  9. During the mid 80s decade of twentieth century, the negative aspects of development were discussed at large. Which one among the following was NOT such important?

    A) Degradation of natural resources

    B) Environment pollution

    C) Politics and Development

    D) Displacement and Rehabilitation of masses

    Answer & Explanation
  10. Which of the following Indian Archaeologists first visited 'Bhimbetka Caves' and discovered prehistoric significance of its rock paintings?

    A) Madho Swaroop Vatsa

    B) HD Sankalia

    C) VS Wakankar

    D) VN Mishra