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UPSC Civil Services Exam Solved Question Papers


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Get UPSC civil services exam solved question papers here. The model questions for Civil Service Examination are given here, about 40 questions, referring this type of questions are more helpful for examination. The questions are taken from various sections and are more helpful to the students to understand the directions of questions.



The model questions for civil service examination



1. Which of the following divisions of cerebrum is concerned with the decoding and interpretation of visual information?

a. Frontal lobe
b. Parietal lobe
c. Temporal lobe
d. Occipital lobe

2. Consider the following statements :
a. Earth hour begin in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2007
b. Earth hour is a voluntary 24 hours program to maintain biological diversity.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1. a only, 2. b only, 3. Both a and b, 4. Neither a nor b

3. Consider the following statement :
a. Atrial Natriuretic Factor (ANF) is a peptide hormone released by the cardiac artrial muscle fibers.
b. Secretin is peptide hormone secreted by small intestine which acts on the exocrine pancreas and stimulates secretion of water and bicarbonate ions.
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
1. a only 2. b only 3. Both a and b 4. Neither a nor b.

4. Which of the following is deficient if a person's blood does not clot properly?
a. Retinol b. Ascorbic acid. c. Tocopherol d. Phylloquinone

5. If the boy's father has haemophilia and his mother has one gene for it, what is the chance that the boy will inherit the disease?
a.25% b.50% c.75% d.100%

6. Which of the following is produced by hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as exhaust?
a. Ammonia b. Methane c. Water d. Hydrogen peroxide

7. Which of the following is attributed to cattle for digestion of cellulose present in the grass or fodder that they eat?
a. presence of cellulose degrading bacteria in the rumen.
b. production of cellulose
c. acids present in the rumen
d. prolonged retention of cellulose in the rumen

8. Which of the following statements correctly describe the properties of hormones?
a. They are steroids, proteins, peptides or amino acid derivatives.
b. They are not produced by body organs and are mostly taken as supplements.
c. They do not influence the working of those organs which have secreted them.
d. They act as co-enzymes and help enzymes to perform their function.

9. Consider the following statements :
a. Solar Impulse Project is about the worlds first unmanned solar powered plane solar Impulse HB-SIA.
b. Solar impulse HB-SIA successfully completed 26 hours flight on July 8, 2010.

10. The United Nations Framework convention on Climate change (UNFCCC) is an international treaty drawn at.
a. United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, 1972.
b. UN Conference on Environment and development Rio de Janeiro, 1992.
c. World summit on sustainable development, Johannesburg, 2002
d. UN climate change conference, Copenhagen 2009.

11. Which of the following countries has the largest cumulative Exclusive Economic Zone?
a. Chile b. Canada c. Russia d. USA

12. Which of the following is the correct set of countries in descending order of coastline length in the world?
a. Canada, USA, Russia, Indonesia
b. Canada, USA, Indonesia, Russia
c. USA, Canada, Chile, Indonesia
d. USA, Canada, Indonesia, Chile

13. Which of the following conditions is most favorable for precipitation
a. Low moisture
b. High moisture content
c. Cooling or air
d. Descending air

14.Identify the odd one out in relation to the process of Upwelling in the Ocean
a. Benguela Current
b. Canaries Current
c. Peru Current
d. Oyashio Current

15. Which of the following factors can have the greatest influence on the temperature of a place in equatorial latitudes?
a. Aspect
b. Altitude
c. Distance from the sea.
d. Vegitation –cover

16. What is the slogan of Census 2011?
a. Our census, Our Planning
b. Our census, Our Future
c. Census- A Complete Headcount
d. a. Census 2011 – Unique Identification

17. Which of the following gets represented by 'Sargasso Sea'?
a. High atmospheric pressure, North Atlantic Ocean
b. Low atmospheric pressure, South Atlantic Ocean
c. High atmospheric pressure, South Atlantic Ocean
d. Low atmospheric pressure, North Atlantic Ocean

18. Consider the following statements about Ocean Currents:
a. The main effect of prevailing winds occurs in east-west direction.
b. The main effect of temperature differences occurs in north-south flows.

19. 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. Which of the following best describes the type of rainfall that occurs over most of central Africa?
a. Orographic
b. Cyclonic
c. Frontal
d. Convection

21. Which on of the following statements is not correct?
a. The smaller the difference between the air temperature the air temperature and the dew point, the higher the relative humidity
b. The relative humidity is the ratio between vapour pressure and saturation vapour.
c. The weight of water vapour in a given weight of air is called absolute humidity
d. Rainbow is a product of the process of condensation

22. Consider the following statements :
a. I.T.C.Z. is more well-defined over the ocean than over land.
b. Orographic precipitation is, in general, more prolonged.

23. 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

24. Consider the following statements :
1. The Special Drawing Right(SDR) is a monetary unit of international reserve assets defined and maintained by the International Monetary Fund.
2. The SDR is weighted sum of contributions of five major currencies, Euro, British Pound, US Dollar, Japanese Yen and the Chinese Yuan.
3. SDRs are allocated to member states as a low coast alternative to debt financing for building reserves carrying an interest rate that is computed on a weekly basis.

25. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a. 1 and 2 only
b. 2 only
c. 1 and 3 only
d. 1,2 and 3

26. Which among the following statements is true with respect to Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)?
a. The original Shanghai Five was renamed as Shanghai Cooperation Organisation after the inclusion of Kazakhstan in 2001.
b. India, Pakistan, Iran and Mongolia have an observer status in the SCO.
c. The SCO headquarters is located in Shanghai.
d. The official working languages of the organisation are Chinese, Russian and English.
27. Consider the following statements :
1. Chandrayyan-II is a joint lunar exploration mission proposed by the Indian Space Research Organisation and the Russian Federal Space Agency to be launched in 2013.
2. Chadrayyan- II will employ a lunar rover called Jugnu developed by Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Which of the statement given above is /are correct?
a. 1 only b. 2 only c. Both1 and 2. d. Neither 1 nor 2

28. If one has to visit Majuli Island then which among the following airports will be his/her nearest one?
a. Jai Prakash Narain Airport, Patna.
b. Sheikh UI Alam Airport, Srinagar.
c. Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, Guwahati
d. Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Lucknow.

29. Consider the following statements with respect to the National Security Guards (NSG):
1. The NSG is a special response unit in India modeled on Germany's G-9 created under the National Security Guards Act 1986.
2. The NSG force has two complementary elements in the form of the Special Action Group(SAG) drawn from units of the Indian Army and the special Rangers Group drawn from para- military forces and Police Organisation .
3. The Director General of NSG has always been an IPS officer even though the recruitment is done from Central para military forces and Indian Armed Forces.
4. The NSG training centre and National Bomb Data Centre are located at Manesar, Haryana.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a.1 only b.2 and 3 only c.2, 3 and 4 only d. None of the above.

30. Consider the following statements :
1. Golan Heights is a strategically important area over which there is a dispute between Syria and Lebanon.
2. The Crimean peninsula located on the Black Sea is a territory of Ukraine.

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

31. Consider the following statements:
1. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), a scheme od Ministry of health and family welfare was launched on October 1, 2007.
2. In 1952, India Launched the world's first national programme emphasizing family planning.
3. Janani Suraksha Yojana is a safe motherhood intervention outside the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)
Which of the statements given above is/ are correct?
a. 1 only b. 2only c. 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2

32. A hollow sphere of radius R, a hollow cube of side R and a thin circular plate of radius R, made up of the same material, are all heated to 20° C above room temperature. When left to cool in the room, which of them will reach the room temperature first?
a. Sphere
b. Circular Plate
c. Cube
d. All of them will reach the room temperature at the same time.

33. With reference to the work of human kidney, consider the following statements :
1. After the waste is removed in the Kidney, the clean blood is sent back through renal artery.
2. From Bowman's capsule, the filtered liquid passes through tiny tubes where much of the glucose is reabsorbed and sent back to the blood in the renal vein.
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

34. Consider the following statements :
1. India has acquired Phalcon AWACS from Russia.
2. Phalcon AWACS is a surface-to-air missile with range of over 400 kms.
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

35. International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology( ICGEB) is located at
a. New Delhi b. Mumbai
c.Hyderabad c. Bengaluru

36. Consider the following statements:
1. Once-cooled and hardened thermosetting plastics retain their shape and cannot be reshaped by further heating.
2. Thermoplastics can be heated and reshaped again and again.
3. In August 2003, Goa became the first Indian State to ban plastic bags.
4. Green plastics are biodegradable plastics whose components are derived from non renewable raw materials.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a. 1 and 2 only b. 1 and 3 only c.1, 2 and 3 only d. 1, 2, 3 and 4

37. Consider the following statements :
1. Wolfram Alpha is a search engine which provides a list of documents or web pages.
2. Which Alpha has been developed by a British software developer named Peter Alpha
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


38. Which of the following is the correct order of increasing forest cover in India?
a. Orissab. Maharashtra < Orissa < Arunachal Pradesh < Chhatisgarh < Madhya Pradesh
c. Arunachal Pradesh < Maharashtra < Orissa < Chhatisgarh < Madhya Pradesh
d. Arunachal Pradesh < Orissa< Maharashtra< Madhya Pradesh< Chhatisgarh

39. Which of the following loudness level has been fixed by World Health Organisation (WHO) as the safe noise level for a city?
a. 45 decibels
b. 55 decibels
c. 60 decibels
d. 80 decibels

40. If a toddler crawls towards a mirror at a rate of 0.25 m/s, then at what speed will the toddler and the toddler's image approach each other?
a. 0.50 m/s
b. 0.75m/s
c. 0.25 m/s
d. None of the above


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