UPSC Civil Services Prelims Mock Test Question Papers (GS) – Test 2

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UPSC Civil Services Prelims Mock Test Questions (General Studies) – PART 2

1.  Which among the following species are endemic to India?

1. Gangetic Dolphin
2.Ganges Shark
3.Jenkin’s Shrew
4.Jerdon’s Cursor


A) 1 only
B) 1 and 2 only
C) 2, 3, and 4
D) All the above

2. With respect to Non-Confidence motion which among the following is correct?

1. A gap of 60 days is required between two non-confidence motions.
2. Non-confidence motion requires the approval of at least 50 members of Rajya Sabha.
3.  During voting of Non-Confidence motion, it is must that all members of Parliament to be present and no person will be allowed leave.
4. First Non-confidence motion was moved by J. B. Kripalani against Nehru.
5. Indira Gandhi faced the most number of Non-Confidence motions, but always proved majority in the house.


A) 1 only
B) 1 and 4 only
C) 1, 4 and 5
D) All the above

3. Examine the following statement and find out the right statement regarding recent happenings in Science and Technology:

1. Google Glass is a wearable computer with Head Mount Display being developed by Google X Lab.
2. Scientists had recently found out that most of the harmful genetic variations in humans happened only in the last 1000 years.
3. Lake Vostok is a recently discovered underground lake in Russia.
4. Dragon is the name of the spacecraft sent by a private company SPACEX to ISS.
5. XNA’s are newly synthesized nucleic acids which can replicate on its own.

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A) 1 only
B) 1, 2 and 3
C) 1, 2, 4, 5
D) All the above

4. What are the difference between Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals?

1. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were not developed through an inter-governmental process, while SDG were.
2. All the MDGs are applicable only to the developing countries except for MDG 8 which relates to aid and finance.


A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) None of these

5. Which of the following is true regarding Indian Economy from 2007-08 to 2012-13?

1. India Economy’s growth was continuously slowing down from 2007-08 to 2012-13 due to many factors including Euro zone crisis as well as domestic factors.
2. WPI has high weightage for food and fuel than CPI.
3. In India lack of food grain production to continuous failure of monsoons is the primary reason for food inflation.
4. GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rule) was re-introduced in budget 2013.


A) 1,2 ,3
B) 2 only
C) All the above
D) None of the above

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