UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2015 (Prelims): General Study- I

By | December 28, 2019

UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2015 (prelims) is conducted by UPPSC (UTTAR PRADESH PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION) in two sections. Both sections (General Study) have the objective type of questions. General Study (I) Paper is related to the history of India, Geography, Indian Economy, Indian Polity, Environment and Ecology, Science and Technology, Population, Facts on Uttar Pradesh, Current Affairs.

UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2015 (Prelims)

UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2015 (prelims)

  1. The ‘Nalanda-Project’ is a program that is related to the Ministry of:

(a) Culture

(b) Human Resource Development

(c) Minority Affairs

(d) External Affairs

2. Kandla is well known for:

(a) Shipbreaking industry

(b) Cutting and polishing of diamonds

(c) Export processing zone

(d) Traditional art and craft center

3. Helpline ‘Udyami’ is meant for:

(a) Micro, small and medium enterprises

(b) Large capital industries

(c) Female entrepreneurs

(d) Farmers using technology In farming

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4. 19th November is observed as the

(a) World Green Day

(b) World Anti-poverty Day

(c) World Toilet Day

(d) World Clean Water Day

5. Consider the given below statements and choose the right answer from the code given below:

Assertion (A): Economic development needs a multi-dimensional approach.

Reason (R): The present Indian government is focussing mainly on micro-economic issues.

Codes:

(a) Here Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the right explanation of (A).

(b) Here 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.

6. How many companies are included in BSE-GREENEX?

(a) 25

(b) 40

(c) 50

(d) 100

7. In which of the given below States a solar power plant of 4000 MW capacity is planned to be set -up?

(a) Gujarat

(b) Rajasthan

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Tamil Nadu

8. Which among the given below is the largest mechanized mine in India?

(a) Ratnagiri mine

(b) Jaipur mine

(c) Sundergarh mine

(d) Bailadila mine

9. The Gandhian Plan was expounded in 1944 by:

(a) N.R. Sarkar

(b) Kasturi Bhai Lal Bhai

(c) Jai Prakash Narayan

(d) Shriman Narayan Agarwal

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10. Consider the given below statements and choose the right answer from the code given below:

Assertion (A): The present Uttar Pradesh government is focussing on the development of industry, infrastructure, energy generation, etc.

Reason (R): Heavy investment facilitates economic development.

Codes:

(a) Here Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the right explanation of (A).

(b) Here Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the right explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

11. Consider the given below in relation to causes of urbanization and choose the right answer from the code given below:
1. Emigration high rate from rural to urban areas.
2. An increasing number of educational institutions in cities.
3. A high rate of industrialization.
4. High standard of living in the rural areas.

Codes:

(a) 1, 2 and 3 are right.

(b) 2, 3 and 4 are right.

(c) 1, 2 and 4 are right.

(d) 1, 3 and 4 are right.

12. Which among the given below States has the main deposit of tin ore?

(a) Assam

(b) Jammu & Kashmir

(c) Chhattisgarh

(d) West Bengal

13. As per 2011 Census, the Indian sex-ratio is

(a) 940 female per 1000 male

(b) 950 female per 1000 male

(c) 960 female per 1000 male

(d) None of the above

14. Which among the given below has launched ‘Virtual-Clusters’ web portal ?

(a) Department of Information Technology

(b) Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

(c) Ministry of Human Resource Development

(d) Ministry of Commerce

15. The percentage of the population of Uttar Pradesh to India’s population as per Census 2011 is

(a) 14.2

(b) 15.5

(c) 16.16

(d) 18.2

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16. Match the given below:

        List – I                                                                                                  List – II

      W.T.O.                                                          1. To provide finance to the right equilibrium in the balance of payments.
       I.M.F.                                                          2. Forbid the use of quantitative restrictions in trade.
      SAARC                                                         3. Sanction of soft loans.
       I.D.A.                                                           4. To promotes co-operation among South Asian Countries.

Codes:

      A B C D

(a) 1 2 3 4

(b) 2 3 4 1

(c) 2 1 4 3

(d) 3 2 4 1

17. Sustainable development new climate change was first introduced in the Economic Survey of:

(a) 2004-05

(b) 2011-12

(c) 2012-13

(d) 2013-14

18. A person with vision defect ‘Myopia’ can see

(a) nearby objects clearly

(b) distant objects clearly

(c) nearby as well as distant objects clearly

(d) neither nearby nor distant objects clearly

19. Which mirror is used by the dentists to see the teeth of the patients?

(a) convex

(b) concave

(c) plane

(d) none of the above

20. Which one of the given below is a plant hormone?

(a) Insulin

(b) Thyroxin

(c) Oestrogen

(d) Cytokinin

21. The ‘xylem’ in plants is responsible mainly for

(a) Transportation of food

(b) Transportation of ammo acid

(c) Transportation of water

(d) Transportation of oxygen

22. Which of the given below is the right statement?

(a) In the biospheric ecosystem, the energy flow is unidirectional.

(b) In the biospheric ecosystem, the energy flow is cyclic.

(c) Energy loss relatively in the natural ecosystem decreases with increasing trophic levels.

(d) In normal condition species progressively are higher tropic levels appear to be less efficient, in using available energy.

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23. Which one of the given below programmes aims for its completion by 2nd October 2019?

(a) Jan Dhan Yojana

(b) Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme

(c) Janshrre Bima Yojana

(d) Swachch Bharat Mission

24. The temperature of the human body

(a) decreases in winters.

(b) increases in summers.

(c) neither reduces in winters nor increases in summers.

(d) increases in winters.

25. The highest amount of fresh water on our planet is in

(a) Rivers

(b) Lacks and streams

(c) Continental and mountain glaciers (Permanent Ice)

(d) Underground water

26. Factor that is the most important to contributing the loss of vulture population in India is

(a) Viral infection

(b) Bacterial infection

(c) Administering of pain killers to cattle

(d) Administering of estrogen injection to cattle

27. In the smoke, the main pollutant coming from cigarette is

(a) Carbon monoxide & Dioxicine

(b) Carbon monoxide and Nicotine

(c) Carbon monoxide and Benzene

(d) Dioxicine and Benzene

28. ‘Pyrheliometer’ is used for measuring:

(a) Sun spots

(b) Solar radiation

(c) Air temperature

(d) Temperature of plants

29. The water pollution problemswith Arsenic is maximum in

(a) Haryana

(b) Rajasthan

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) West Bengal

30. Which of the given below is not right about ecosystem?

(a) It comprises both, abiotic and biotic components.

(b) It has its own productivity.

(c) It is a closed system.

(d) It is a natural resource system.

31. Which one of the given below denotes water salinity gradient?

(a) Thermocline

(b) Halocline

(c) Pycnocline

(d) Chemocline

32. Which of the given below species is the largest of the ‘toothed-whales’?

(a) Finback whale

(b) Blue whale

(c) Sperm whale

(d) Humpback whale

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33. Which one of the given below is a marine national park?

(a) Bhitar-Kanika

(b) Sundarban

(c) Gahirmatha

(d) Gulf of Mannar

34. Which one of the given below provides the cryogenic indicator of climate change?

(a) Ice core

(b) Fossilized pollen

(c) Tree ring growth

(d) Evaporite deposits

35. Which of the given below periods has generally been considered to be the ‘Little Ice Age’?

(a) 750 A.D. – 850 A.D.

(b) 950 A.D. – 1250 A.D.

(c) 1650 A.D. – 1870 A.D.

(d) 8000 to 10,000 years B.P. (Before Present)

36. Which of the given below is not related to the astronomical theories of climate change?

(a) Ecentricity of earth’s orbit

(b) Obliquity of earth’s rotational axis

(c) Precession of equinoxes

(d) Solar irradiance

37. Which one of the given below has been recognized as a Megadiverse Country?

(a) New Zealand

(b) Australia

(c) Nepal

(d) Austria

38. Which of the given below has the lowest mean net primary productivity?

(a) Temperate forests

(b) Tropical forests

(c) Temperate grasslands

(d) Tropical savanna

39. Which of the given below is not correctly matched?

(a) First World Climate Conference – 1979

(b) First Earth Summit – Agenda-21

(c) Earth Summit Plus-5 – 1997

(d) Carbon Trading – Montreal Protocol

40. Normal temperature of human body is 98.4 of. Its equivalent temperature in °C is

(a) 40.16

(b) 36.89

(c) 35.72

(d) 32.36

41. According a doctor if a person has been affected with tetraplegia, it means that he/she is suffering from paralysis of

(a) right hand only

(b) left hand only

(c) his both legs only

(d) both hands and both legs

42. Which of the given below is a semiconductor?

(a) Plastic

(b) Aluminium

(c) Wood

(d) Germanium

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43. Basmati rice grains get elongated on being cooked – because of higher content of:

(a) Lysine

(b) Amylose

(c) Sugar

(d) Oil

44. The disease generated due to deficiency of iron is known as

(a) Colour-blindness

(b) Night-blindness

(c) Anaemia

(d) Tuberculosis

45. What amongst the given below is responsible for formation of stone in human kidney?

(a) Calcium acetate

(b) Calcium oxalate

(c) Sodium acetate

(d) Sodium Benzoate

46. When a human disease breaks out across a large area of the world, what is it called?

(a) Pandemic

(b) Epidemic

(c) Endemic

(d) Epizootic

47. Which one of the given below is a water borne disease?

(a) Small pox

(b) Malaria

(c) Cholera

(d) Tuberculosis

48. Which one of the given below coucerns soil?

(a) Edaphic

(b) Climatic

(c) Biotic

(d) Topography

49. ‘Cloves’ are

(a) nodules of stem

(b) nodules of roots

(c) leaves

(d) dried flowers

50. Number of calories that gained by drinking a glass of water are

(a) Zero

(b) 15

(c) 25

(d) 50

51. Which of the given below is used in Genetic-Engineering?

(a) Plastid

(b) Plasmid

(c) Mitochondria

(d) Ribosome

52. Blue colour of the sky is due to

(a) Scattering of light

(b) Dispersion of light

(c) Interference of light

(d) More blue light emission as compared to other colours by the sun

53. Which of the given below is a stem?

(a) Turnip

(b) Ginger

(c) Carrot

(d) Sweet potato

54. Bauxite is the ore of:

(a) Iron

(b) Aluminium

(c) Copper

(d) Gold

55. Bronze is an alloy of

(a) Copper and Tin

(b) Copper and Silver

(c) Copper and Zinc

(d) Copper and Lead

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56. Which of the given below countries has made it mandatory to blend ethanol with gasoline?

(a) China

(b) U.K.

(c) Switzerland

(d) Brazil

57. The blood pressure of an person is 140 mm Hg. In this statement ‘Hg’ refers to

(a) Hydrogen

(b) Mercury

(c) Hygrometer

(d) Heliograph

58. The part of the cinchona plant quinine occurs naturally is

(a) Root

(b) Fruit

(c) Seed

(d) Bark

59. Which of the given below has become in March, 2015, the first high court to announce setting up of dedicated commercial benches?

(a) Allahabad High Court

(b) Gujarat High Court

(c) Rajasthan High Court

(d) Delhi High Court

60. Who has written titled “Faces and Places” book which was released by the Vice President of India in March, 2015?

(a) Jhumpa Lahiri

(b) Deepak N ayyar

(c) Chetan Bhagat

(d) Arvind Adiga

61. Which of the given below is reported to have found in March, 2015 biologically useful nitrogen on Mars?

(a) Mangalyaan

(b) Mars Express

(c) Phoenix Mars Lander

(d) Curiosity Rover

62. ‘Earth-Hour’ was observed in the year 2015 on

(a) 31 March

(b) 28 March

(c) 27 March

(d) 19 March

63. Asccording to reported III the journal “Tectonophysics” in March 2015, the world’s largest known asteroid impact zone is located in

(a) Africa

(b) Australia

(c) South America

(d) North America

64. Who amongst the given below tookover as the Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on ‘GST’ in March, 2015?

(a) M. Ravi

(b) K. Chandrashekhar

(c) K.M. Mani

(d) Ram Gopal Yadav

65. The observatory of magnetic which was inaugurated on so” March 2015 is located at

(a) Allahabad

(b) Gulmarg

(c) Shillong

(d) Port Blair

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66. What is the position of India in the Open Government Index 2015 prepared by the World Justice Project?

(a) 24th

(b) 37th

(c) 67th

(d) 89th

67. Which one of the given below was successfully launched by India in December 2014?

(a) GSLV-III

(b) GSLV-F07

(c) GSLV-D5

(d) PSLV-C9

68. Indian army operation “Operation All out” has been launched in January 2015 against

(a) Naxlites in Chhattisgarh

(b) Bodo Militants in Assam

(c) Militants in Jammu and Kashmir

(d) Cross border infiltration-

69. “Neno plug” refers to:

(a) A small bullet

(b) A small hearing aid

(c) A small rocket launcher

(d) None of the above

70. AI-Shabaab’, the terrorist group massacred 147 people in April 2015 in Garissa University, which is located in

(a) Syria

(b) Kenya

(c) Somalia

(d) Iraq

71. Which one of the given below countries has not participated in operation “Storm of Resolve” being conducted in Yemen?

(a) Qatar

(b) Kuwait

(c) Oman

(d) Pakistan

72. Who amongst the given below was not one of the recipients of Prawasi Bhartiya Samman 2015?

(a) Mala Mehta

(b) Ela Gandhi

(c) Satya Nadella

(d) Ashraf Palarkunnummat

73. Which one of the given below states launched in February 2015 a “dolphin- Census” in the coastal eco-system and shorelines of the State?

(a) Gujarat

(b) Karnataka

(c) West Bengal

(d) Odisha

74. Bhalchandra Nemade was selected in February 2015 for which one of the given below awards?

(a) King Faisal Award

(b) Nayudamma Award

(c) India Harmony A ward

(d) Gnanpith Award

75. For the first time, in February 2015, a trial of driverless car was conducted simultaneously in four cities of:

(a) U.S.A.

(b) Japan

(c) Germany

(d) Great Britain

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76. The author of the book “Aatank Ke Saye Me”, which was released by the Vice President of India in March, 2015 is

(a) Shefalika Verma

(b) Mannu Bhandari

(c) Narnita Gokhale

(d) Garima Sanjai

77. Which amongst the given below countries has appointed Justice S.K. Sinha as its Chief Justice in January, 2015?

(a) Surinam

(b) Mauritius

(c) Nepal

(d) Bangladesh

78. In December 2014, the U.P. Cabinet gave its permission for conducting a feasibility study and preparing a detailed project report for running metros in four cities. Which city amongst the given below is not included amongst these four?

(a) Agra

(b) Varanasi

(c) Meerut

(d) Allahabad

79. Match List-I with List-Il and choose the right answer using the codes given below:

            List – I (Emperor)                                                                   List – II (Titles)

       A.  Ashoka                                                                                    1. Parakramank
       B.  Samudragupta                                                                       2. Priyadarsin
       C. Chandragupta-II                                                                    3. Kramaditya
       D.  Skandgupta                                                                            4. Vikramaditya

Codes:

     A B C D

(a) 1 2 3 4

(b) 3 2 1 4

(c) 2 1 4 3

(d) 4 3 2 1

80. Who one of the given below had not come to India with Alexander?

(a) Nearchus

(b) Onesicritus

(c) Deimachus

(d) Aristobulus

81. Which one of the given below pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Life of Hiuen – Hui-li Tsiang

(b) The Natural – Ptolemy History

(c) Historial – Pompeius Trogus Philippical

(d) The Histories – Herodotus

82. The theme of the 19th “National Youth Festival” held in January, 2015 was

(a) Young India – Skilled India

(b) Youth for clean, green and progressive India

(c) Progressive India – Young India

(d) One India – Strong India

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83. Which of the given below states launched the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) in February 2015?

(a) Punjab

(b) Gujarat

(c) Himachal Pradesh

(d) Uttar Pradesh

84. Mughal Emperor Jahangir gave the title ‘English-Khan’ to:

(a) Albuquerque

(b) Fransisco Almida

(c) William Hawkins

(d) Henry the Navigator

85. Which one of the given below is the seventh part of the State according to Saptang Theory of State?

(a) Janapad

(b) Durga

(c) Mitra

(d) Kosha

86. What was considered to be the most valuable property in the early Rigvedic period?

(a) Land

(b) Cow

(c) Women

(d) Water

87. Which of the given below forts was not constructed in the reign of Akbar?

(a) Red-Fort of Delhi

(b) Agra Fort

(c) Allahabad Fort

(d) Lahore Fort

88. Who were Polygars of South India?

(a) Ordinary Zarnidars

(b) Mahajans

(c) Territorial Administrative and Military Governors

(d) Newly enriched traders

89. The name of party founded by Saumyandra Nath Tagore is

(a) Indian Bolshevik Party

(b) Revolutionary Communist Party

(c) Bolshevik Leninist Party

(d) Radical Democratic Party

90. Who out of the given below performed a ritual called ‘Hiranya-Garbha’?

(a) Mayur Sharman

(b) Harichandra

(c) Danti durga

(d) Harsha

91. Which one of the given below pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) First Battle of Panipat – 1526

(b) Battle of Khanwa – 1527

(c) Battle of Ghagra – 1529

(d) Battle of Chanderi – 1530

92. Who addressed Gandhiji as ‘one man boundary force’?

(a) Churchill

(b) Attlee

(c) Mountbatten

(d) Simon

93. For which of the given below Sessions, the Congress elected its first woman President?

(a) Calcutta Session 1917

(b) Gaya Session 1922

(c) Allahabad Session 1921

(d) Lucknow Session 1916

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94. In Lucknow, who was the leader of 1857 struggle for freedom?

(a) Zeenat Mahal

(b) Nana Saheb

(c) Hazrat Mahal

(d) Tantya Tope

95. Who was known by the nick-name “Lokhitvadi”?

(a) Gopal Hari Deshmukh

(b) Mahadev Govind Ranade

(c) Jyotiba Phule

(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

96. What was ‘Kamagatamaru’?

(a) An industrial centre

(b) A harbour

(c) A ship

(d) An army unit

97. The ‘Cabinet-Mission’ of 1946 was led by:

(a) Sir Pethick Lawrence

(b) Lord Linlithgow

(c) Lord Wavell

(d) Sir John Simon

98. The Tarkeshwar movement of Tarkeswar in 1924 in Bengal was against

(a) Corruption in temples

(b) Violence

(c) Arrest of political leaders

(d) Communalism

99. In the year 1929, the ‘Deepavali Declaration’ issued was related to the

(a) Communal problem

(b) Dominion status

(c) Labour leaders

(d) Untouchability

100. Which of the given below is the oldest and deepest lake of the world?

(a) Lake Baikal’

(b) Lake Huron

(c) Victoria Lake

(d) Lake Winnipeg

101. Which one of the given below is not correctly matched?

(a) World’s tallest – Tugela waterfall Falls

(b) World’s biggest – Lake fresh water lake Superior

(c) World’s highest – Lake navigable lake Titicaca

(d) World’s second – Lake deepest lake Tanganyika

102. Which of the given below deserts is located in the Southern Hemisphere?

(a) Kalahari

(b) Gobi

(c) Chihuahuan

(d) Sahara

103. Which one of the given below pairs is not correctly matched?

Industry Location

(a) Paper – Ontario

(b) Cotton Textiles – Detroit

(c) Chemical – Texas

(d) Motor car – Nagoya

104. Which of the given below countries has more than 30% of its total area under national parks?

(a) Israel

(b) Bhutan

(c) Iceland

(d) Gabon

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105. Which of the given below has been identified as a ‘biodiversity hot-spot’ in India?

(a) Sundarban

(b) Western Ghats

(c) Manas

(d) Cherapunji

106. Which of the given below is NOT responsible for the increase in the biodiversity of an ecosystem?

(a) The productivity of the ecosystem

(b) Intermediate-disturbance

(c) Age of the ecosystem

(d) Less number of tropic levels

107. Arrange the, given below atmospheric zones in terms of the distance from the earth’s surface in increasing order and choose the right answer from the code given below:
1. Thermosphere
2. Troposphere
3. Stratosphere
4. Mesosphere

Codes:

(a) 1, 3, 4, 2

(b) 2, 3, 1, 4

(c) 3, 4, 2, 1

(d) 2, 3, 4, 1

108. Match List-I and List-II and choose the right answer from the code given below:

            List – I                                                                                      List – II

A. Golden Triangle                                                                         1. Myanmar
B. Bermuda Triangle                                                                     2. Opium producing area of South East Asia
C. Rice bowl of Far East                                                                3. China
D. Red Basin                                                                                    4. North Atlantic Ocean

Codes:

     A B C D

(a) 3 2 4 1

(b) 2 4 1 3

(c) 4 3 2 1

(d) 1 4 3 2

109. Which of the given below is the most significant factor in coral bleaching?

(a) Mining of coral rocks

(b) An outbreak of coral diseases

(c) Siltation of seawater

(d) Global warming

110. Which of the given below is not correctly matched?

Dams Rivers

(a) Grand Coulee – Columbia

(b) Hoover – Tennessee

(c) Nurek – Vakhsh

(d) Cahora (Cobbora) Bassa – Zambezi

111. The name of which of the given below countries closely means “country of 40 tribes”?

(a) Kazakhstan

(b) Kyrgyzstan

(c) Tajikistan

(d) Uzbekistan

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112. Which of the given below countries has been the largest producer of copper (2013)?

(a) Chile

(b) China

(c) Peru 

(d) U.S.A.

113. Which of the given below lakes of India is located in Jammu and Kashmir?

(a) Phuljhar lake

(b) Koleru lake

(c) Anchar lake

(d) Harnirsar lake

114. Identify the right sequence of the given below states in terms of fish production in descending order:

(a) Gujarat, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.

(b) Kerala, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.

(c) Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu.

(d) Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala

  1. Match List-I and List-II and choose the right answer from the code given below:

     List – I Tribe                List – II State

        A. Toda                                1. Sikkim

        B. Lepcha                            2. Meghalaya

        C. Birhoor                           3. Tamil Nadu

        D. Garo                                 4. Jharkhand

Codes:

      A     B          C          D

(a) 3     2          1          4

(b) 3     1          4          2

(c) 2     3          4          1

(d) 4     2          1          3

  1. According to the Census of India, 2011 the percentage growth of population in the country during the period of 2001-2011 was:

(a) 31.34

(b) 17.70

(c) 13.31

(d) 23.85

  1. Which of the given below is not correctly matched?

Hot-springs                             Location

(a) Manikaran             –           Himachal Pradesh

(b) Jwalamukhi           –           Jammu & Kashmir

(c) Anhoni                 –           Madhya Pradesh

(d) Tapta Pani            –           Odisha

  1. ‘Doodh-Ganga’ river is located in

(a) Jammu and Kashmir

(b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Uttarakhand

(d) West Bengal

  1. Which of the given below is not a ‘ghost town’?

(a) Kuldhara

(b) Dhanushkodi

(c) Lakhpat

(d) Charkhari

UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2015 (Prelims) (120-127)

  1. Which of the given below canals has been taken out from Damodar river?

(a) Sirhind Canal

(b) Edon Canal

(c) Bist Doab Canal

(d) Eastern Grey Canal

  1. Which of the given below is related to the Right to Information Act, 2005?

(a) Lily Thomas v/s Union of India

(b) Nandini Sundar v/s State of Chhattisgarh

(c) Namit Sharma v/s Union of India

(d) None of the above

  1. Which one of the given below is not a part of Fundamental Duties under the Indian Constitution?

(a) To defend the country and render national service.

(b) To value and preserve the rich. heritage of our composite culture.

(c) To help in organizing Village Panchayats.

(d) To safeguard public property and to abjure violence.

  1. Match List-I and List-II and choose the right answer from the code given below:

List – I (Lakes)             List-II (Location)

A. Ashtamudi               1. Haryana

B. Pulicat                     2. Kerala

C. Roopkund                3. Tamil Nadu

D. Surajkund                4. Uttarakhand

Codes:

      A     B          C          D

(a) 3     2          1          4

(b) 2     3          4          1

(c) 4     2          3          1

(d) 1     4          2          3

  1. Which of the given below soils of India has been formed due to weathering of basaltic lava?

(a) Alluvial soils

(b) Laterite soils

(c) Red soils

(d) Regur soils

  1. Which one of the given below Articles of the Constitution provides that the Speaker shall have and exercise a casting vote in the case of an equality of votes?

(a) Article 99

(b) Article 103

(c) Article 100

(d) Article 102

  1. Who can legislate on the subjects which are not included in any of the lists of subjects given in the Constitution?

(a) Supreme Court

(b) Parliament

(c) State Legislature

(d) Regional Councils

UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2015 (Prelims) (128-130)

  1. In the absence of the President of India, if Vice-President is not available, who of the given below can act as the President?

(a) Chief Justice of India

(b) Prime Minister

(c) Speaker of the Lok Sabha

(d) Attorney General of India

  1. Read the given below and choose the right answer from the code given below:

Assertion (A): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is to be headed by a person who has been a former Chief Justice of India.

Reason (R): The Chairperson of NHRC holds office for a term of 5 years or till he attains the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.

Codes:

(a) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(b) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

(c) Both (A) and (R) are true.

(d) Both (A) and (R) are false.

  1. Consider the given below statements and choose the right answer from the code given below:

Assertion (A) : State Finance Commission is a constitutional body.

Reason (R) : Union Finance Commission cannot recommend financial assistance to panchayats.

Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the right explanation of (A).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the right explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2015 (Prelims) (131-135)

  1. Study the given below statements and choose the right answer from the code given below:

Assertion (A): The State Election Commission is a constitutional authority.

Reason (R): Elections to rural local bodies are overseen by the Election Commission of India.

Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are hue and (R) is the right explanation of (A).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the right explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

(d) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

  1. Which one of the given below writs can be issued by a High Court to secure the liberty of the individual?

(a) Mandamus

(b) Quo-warranto

(c) Habeas Corpus

(d) Prohibition

  1. Study the given below statements and choose the right answer from the code given below:

Assertion (A): India has a written constitution.

Reason (R): Growth of strong regional parties is an indicator of regional aspirations.

Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the right explanation of (A).

(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the right explanation of (A).

(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

  1. The Joint Sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha under Article 108 is summoned by

(a) The President

(b) Speaker of Lok Sabha

(c) The Prime Minister

(d) Chairman of Rajya Sabha

135. Which of the given below Fundamental Rights under the Constitution is guaranteed only to the citizens of India and not to foreigners living in India?

(a) Equality before law

(b) Freedom of speech and c) Protection of life and personal liberty

(d) Free practice of religion

UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2015 (Prelims) (136-144)

136. Which one of the given below cases outlined the basic structure doctrine of the Indian Constitution?

(a) Gopalan vis Madras State

(b) Golaknath vis Punjab State

(c) Keshava Nand Bharti vis Kerala State

(d) None of these

137. Under which one of the given below Articles, the procedure for removal of toe President of India through the process of impeachment has been laid down?

(a) Article-53

(b) Article-61

(c) Article-74

(d) Article-13

138. Which of the given below is not a federal feature of the Indian Constitution?

(a) Distribution of power between Centre and States.

(b) Entirely written Constitution

(c) Single Citizenship

(d) Independent Judiciary

139. In which of the given below States, the office of Lokayukta was first established?

(a) Maharashtra

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Bihar

(d) Odisha

140. By which Amendment of the constitution, the number of Central Ministers has been limited to 15 % of the total number of members of the Lok Sabha?

(a) 91st Amendment

(b) 92nd Amendment

(c) 90th Amendment

(d) None of the above

141. The Right to Vote in India is a

(a) Fundamental Right

(b) Constitutional Right

(c) Natural Right

(d) Legal Right

142. The provision for the representation of the Anglo-Indian community in the Lok Sabha has been made in the Constitution under:

(a) Article-331

(b) Article-221

(c) Article-121

(d) Article-139

143. The Indian Parliament consists of:

(a) Lok Sabha only

(b) Rajya Sabha only

(c) Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha only

(d) Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and the President

144. The executive power of the Union vests in:

(a) The Prime Minister

(b) The President

(c) The Council of Ministers

(d) The Parliament

UPPCS Previous Year Paper 2015 (Prelims) (144-150)

145. Which amongst the given below now decide the oil-prices in India?

(a) Ministry of Finance

(b) Respective State Governments

(c) Ministry of Petroleum

(d) Oil Companies

146. Which have a joint venture with Anushakti Vidyut Nigam Limited of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India?

(a) NMDC

(b) NHPC

(c) BHEL

(d) NTPC

147. Institute that makes a recommendation regarding fixing of minimum support price for various crops is

(a) Indian Council of Agricultural Research

(b) NABARD

(c) Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices

(d) Indian Agricultural Research Institute

148. As per Census-2011, the literacy rate of Uttar Pradesh is

(a) 74.01%

(b) 72.60%

(c) 69.72%

(d) 70.60%

149. Time of zero-hour in Parliament is:

(a) 9 am to 10 am

(b) 10 am to 11 am

(c) 11 am to 12 noon

(d) 12 noon to 1.00 pm

150. Who amongst the given below are not included in the electoral college for the election of the President of India?

(a) Elected members of the House of the People.

(b) Elected members of the Council of States.

(c) Elected ‘members of the Legislative Assemblies of the States.

(d) Elected members of the State Legislative Councils.


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