Civil Services Prelims 2017 General Studies Paper – I Questions & Answers Key

Civil Services Prelims 2017 General Studies Paper – I Questions & Answers Key- UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination General Studies Paper – I was held on 18 June 2017. Here we are providing some of the questions asked in Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2017 General Studies Paper – I. Civil Services (Prelims) Examination (Objective type) conducted for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination. The Main Examination is likely to be held in October, 2017.

Civil Services Prelims 2017 General Studies Paper – I Questions & Answers

  1. The term M-STrIPES is sometimes seen in news in the context of

(a) Captive breeding of Wild Fauna

(b) Maintenance of Tiger Reserves

(c) Indigenous Satellite Navigation System

(d) Security of National Highways

  1. What is the application of Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer Technology?

(a) Production of biolarvicides

(b) Manufacture of biodegradable plastics

(c) Reproductive cloning of animals

(d) Production of organisms free of diseases

  1. Consider the following statements:

1. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCl) helps in promoting the financial inclusion in the country.

2. NPCI has launched RuPay, a card payment scheme.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1and 2

(d) Neither 1nor 2

  1. What is/are the most likely advantages of implementing "Goods and Services Tax (GST)'?

1. It will ill replace multiple taxes collected by multiple authorities and will thus .create a single market in India

2. It will drastically reduce the 'Current Account Deficit' of India and will enable it to increase its foreign exchange reserves.

3. It will enormously increase the growth and size .of economy of India and will enable it to overtake China in the near future.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

(a)  1only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1and 3 only

(d) 1,2 and 3

  1. 'Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA)' is sometimes seen in the news in the context of negotiations held between India and

(a) European Union

(b) Gulf Cooperation Council

(c) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

(d) Shanghai Cooperation Organization

  1. What is the importance of developing Chabahar Port by India?

(a) India's trade with African countries will enormously increase.

(b) India's relations with oil-producing Arab countries will be strengthened.

(c) India will not depend on Pakistan for access to Afghanistan and Central Asia.

(d) Pakistan will facilitate and protect the installation of a gas pipeline between Iraq and India.

  1. In India, it is legally mandatory for which of the following to report on cyber security incidents?

1. Service providers

2. Data centres

3. Body corporate

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 1and 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1,2 and3

  1. Right to vote and to be elected in India is a

(a) Fundamental Right

(b) Natural Right

(c) Constitutional Right

(d) Legal Right

Civil Services Prelims 2017 General Studies Paper – I Questions

  1. In the context of Indian history, the principle of `Dyarchy (diarchy)' refers to - Introduction of double government i.e., Central and State governments
  2. What is the purpose of 'evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (eLISA)' project? To detect gravitational waves
  3. What is the purpose of 'Vidyanjali Yojana' ? To increase the quality of education provided in government schools by taking help from the private sector and the community.
  4. What is the aim of the programme 'Unnat Bharat Abhiyan' ? Achieving 100% literacy by promoting collaboration between voluntary organizations and government's education system and local communities.
  5. In India, if a species of tortoise is declared protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife(Protection) Act, 1972, what does it imply? It enjoys the same level of protection as the tiger.
  6. Recently there was a proposal to translocate some of the lions from their natural habitat in Gujarat to which one of the following sites?

(a) Corbett National Park

(b) Kuno Palpur Wildlife Sanctuary

(c) Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

(d) Sariska National Park

  1. Which of the following is geographically closest to Great Nicobar ?

(a) Sumatra

(b) Borneo

(c) Java

(d) Sri Lanka

  1. Which one of the following was a very important seaport in the Kakatiya kingdom?

(a) Kakinada

(b) Motupalli

(c) Machilipatnam

(d) Nellore

  1. Mediterranean Sea is a border of which of the following countries?

1. Jordan

2. Iraq

3. Lebanon

4. Syria

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 3 and 4 only

Civil Services Prelims 2017 GS Paper – I Questions with answers

  1. For election to the Lok Sabha, a nomination paper can be filed by - any citizen of India
  2. Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a standard' criterion for -  Pollution assay in aquatic ecosystems
  3. The painting of Bodhisattva Padmapani is one of the most famous and oft-illustrated paintings at - Ajanta
  4. Which of the following is/are famous for Sun temples?

1. Arasavalli

2. Amarakantak

3. Omkareshwar

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 30nly
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1,2 and 3

  1. 'Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme' is sometimes mentioned' in the news with reference to
  2. Which of the following gives 'Global Gender Gap Index' ranking to the countries of the world?

(a) World Economic Forum

(b) UN Human Rights Council

(c) UN Women

(d) World Health Organization

  1. The term 'Digital Single Market Strategy' seen in the news refers to



(c) EU

(d) G20

  1. At one of the places in India, if you stand on the seashore and watch the sea, you will find that the sea water recedes from the shore line a few kilometres and comes back to the shore, twice a day, and you can actually walk on the sea floor when the water recedes. This unique phenomenon is seen at

(a) Bhavnagar

(b) Bheemunipatnam

(c) Chandipur

(d) Nagapattinam

  1. The Trade Disputes Act of 1929 provided for
  2. The object of the Butler Committee of 1927 was to - Improve the relationship between the Government of India and the Indian States.
  3. The term 'Domestic Content Requirement' is sometimes seen in the news with reference to - Developing solar power production in our country
  4. What is/are the advantage/advantages of implementing the 'National Agriculture Market' scheme?
  5. What is the purpose of setting up of Small Finance Banks (SFBs) in India?
  6. The terms 'Event Horizon', 'Singularity', 'String Theory' and 'Standard Model are sometimes seen in the news in the context of
  7. If you travel by road from Kohima to Kottayam, what is the minimum number of States within India through which you can travel, including the origin and the destination?
  8. The main advantage of the parliamentary form of government is
  9. The Parliament of India exercises control over the functions of the Council of Ministers through
  10. If you want to see gharials in their natural habitat, which one of the following is the best place to visit? Bhitarkanika Mangroves
  11. In India, Judicial Review implies - the power of the Judiciary to review its own judgements given earlier in similar or different cases.
  12. Who can join the National Pension System (NPS)? All State Government employees joining the services after the date of notification by the respective State Governments

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