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Last year we had written “The first guru is most important guru. You choose him/her right and yes you will be on the right path.”

Saumya Pandey -Rank 4 and Dinesh Kumar- Rank 6, proved us right in cracking the exam sitting at Allahabad. Both were our ILP Students 

 

 

UPSC/IAS TOPPER’S STRATEGY: Saumya Pandey (Rank 4) 1st Attempt CSE  2016-IASbaba’s ILP Student

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At IASbaba we had an hint that the prelims paper of 2017 would be static application.

That is the same reason we had set the Second Open Mock on tougher side on static side alone.

We have got countless “ Thank you “ for the same

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Note that few questions have come from last years current affairs and even before. We are not claiming all questions to be direct hit as it cannot be. UPSC has its own way of asking questions. A sincere aspirant consistent with all the initiative must have got through many of the questions with ease. Many direct references are there and our followers will easily relate with them 


Note- Answer is put in BOLD


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

(a) Kakinada

(b) Motupalli

(c) Machilipatnam (Masulipatnam)

(d) Nelluru


2. With reference to ‘Global Climate Change Alliance’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is an initiative of the European Union.
  2. It provides technical and financial support to targeted developing countries to integrate climate change into their development policies and budgets.
  3. It is coordinated by World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

                  (a) 1 and 2 only

                  (b) 3 only

                  (c) 2 and 3 only

                  (d) 1, 2 and 3


3. With reference to the religious history of India, consider the following statements:

  1. Sautrantika and Sammitiya were the sects of Jainism.
  2. Sarvastivadin held that the constituents of phenomena were not wholly momentary, but existed forever in a latent form.

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


4. 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

Reference: Current Affairs Class Test 13 Q.27) 


5. With reference to ‘National Investment and Infrastructure Fund’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is an organ of NITI Aayog.
  2. It has a corpus of Rs. 4, 00,000 crore at present.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Reference: Set 2 Test 1 Polity – Q.29, Q.67) Mock 1, Test series; Q.23 Economics test, Prelims Test Series

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/49/sections/48/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/84/sections/81/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/99/sections/102/

 


6. The Global Infrastructure Facility is a/an

(a) ASEAN initiative to upgrade infrastructure in Asia and financed by credit from the Asian Development Bank.

(b) World Bank collaboration that facilitates the preparation and structuring of complex infrastructure Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to enable mobilization of private sector and institutional investor capital.

(c) Collaboration among the major banks of the world working with the OECD and focused on expanding the set of infrastructure projects that have the potential   to mobilize private investment.

(d) UNCTAD funded initiative that seeks to finance and facilitate infrastructure development in the world.


7. For election to the Lok Sabha, a nomination paper can be filed by

(a) anyone residing in India.

(b) a resident of the constituency from which the election is to be contested.

(c) any citizen of India whose name appears in the electoral roll of a constituency.

(d) any citizen of India.

Reference: Q.14) 60 Day Mock 2 – Explanation

http://iasbaba.com/2017/06/iasbabas-india-prelims-open-mock-test-2-live/


8. Consider the following statements:

  1. In India, the Himalayas are spread over five States only.
  2. Western Ghats are spread over five States only.
  3. Pulicat Lake is spread over two States only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 and 3 only

Reference: Set 2 Block 4 Geography Part 1 Value Add

Similarly Western Ghats as well as Pulikat lake is clearly explained further in the VAN


9. Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) is a standard criterion for

(a) Measuring oxygen levels in blood

(b) Computing oxygen levels in forest ecosystems

(c) Pollution assay in aquatic ecosystems

(d) Assessing oxygen levels in high altitude regions

Reference: Q.15) 60 Day plan (Day 36) and  Q.5) Environment & CA-Test Series

ttp://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/97/sections/85/

http://iasbaba.com/2017/05/iasbabas-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2017-environment-current-affairs-day-36/


10. With reference to the role of UN-Habitat in the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future, which of the statements is/are correct?

  1. UN-Habitat has been mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities to provide adequate shelter for all.
  2. Its partners are either governments or local urban authorities only.
  3. UN-Habitat contributes to the overall objective of the United Nations system to reduce poverty and to promote access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 only

Reference: Full Coverage in Babapedia-9th May and Q.19) 60 Day Plan [Day 56]

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2017/05/09/9th-may-india-elected-to-head-un-habitat-the-united-nations-human-settlements-programme/

http://iasbaba.com/2017/05/iasbabas-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2017-history-current-affairs-day-56/


11. With reference to ‘National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF)’, which of the statements given below is/are correct?

  1. Under NSQF, a learner can acquire the certification for competency only through formal learning.
  2. An outcome expected from the implementation of NSQF is the mobility between vocational and general education.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


12. In the context of Indian history, the principle of `Dyarchy (diarchy)’ refers to

(a) Division of the central legislature into two houses.

(b) Introduction of double government i.e., Central and State governments.

(c) Having two sets of rulers; one in London and another in Delhi.

(d) Division of the subjects delegated to the provinces into two categories.

Reference: Q.11) Modern History and Current Affairs- Test Series and  Q.12) 60 days compilation- History [Day 7]

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/95/sections/83/

http://iasbaba.com/2017/04/iasbabas-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2017-history-current-affairs-day-7/


13. Consider the following in respect of ‘National Career Service’:

  1. National Career Service is an initiative of the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.
  2. National Career Service has been launched in a Mission Mode to improve the employment opportunities to uneducated youth of the country.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Reference: Babapedia 6th April

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2017/04/06/6th-april-government-takes-steps-to-generate-employment-opportunities/


14. Which of the following statements best k describes the term ‘Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A)’, recently seen in the news?

(a) It is a procedure for considering ecological costs of developmental schemes formulated by the Government.

(b) It is a scheme of RBI for reworking the financial structure of big corporate entities facing genuine difficulties.

(c) It is a disinvestment plan of the Government regarding Central Public Sector Undertakings.

(d) It is an important provision in ‘The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code’ recently implemented by the Government.

Reference: Babapedia  – 7th Nov and Q.96) Mock Test 1, Test Series

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/11/07/7th-november-sustainable-structuring-of-stressed-assets/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/84/sections/81/


15. Consider the following statements:

  1. Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants is a unique initiative of G20 group of countries.
  2. The CCAC focuses on methane, black carbon and hydrofluorocarbons.

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

Reference: Q.93) Environment and Current Affairs-Test Series

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/93/sections/79/


16. With reference to ‘Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)’ sometimes mentioned in the news while forecasting Indian monsoon, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. IOD phenomenon is characterised by a difference in sea surface temperature between tropical Western Indian Ocean and tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean.
  2. An IOD phenomenon can influence an El Nino’s impact on the monsoon.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Reference: Daily Current Affairs Quiz (Day 61); Q.23) Day 60, 60 Day Environment

http://iasbaba.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Daily-Quiz-16th-November.pdf

http://iasbaba.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Daily-Quiz-16th-November.pdf

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6YbwZa7rGX8azNzQm9zaGFnenM/view


17. If you want to see gharials in their natural habitat, which one of the following is the best place to visit?

(a) Bhitarkanika Mangroves

(b) Chambal River

(c) Pulicat Lake

(d) Deepor Beel

Reference: Babapedia-Under Environment-Conservation-International Festivals of Birds, Q.9) Set 6 Environment ILP; Q.78) Environment and Current Affairs -Test Series

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/08/23/international-festival-on-birds/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/110/sections/91/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/93/sections/79/


18. Consider the following in respect of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS):

  1. Inaugural IONS was held in India in 2015 under the chairmanship of the Indian Navy.
  2. IONS is a voluntary initiative that seeks to increase maritime cooperation among navies of the littoral states of the Indian Ocean Region.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Reference: Babapedia-13th December and Q.6) 60 Day Plan 2016 (Day 13) 

http://test.iasbaba.com/posts/iasbaba-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2016-day-13/

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/12/13/13th-december-indian-ocean-naval-symposium-ions/


19. The painting of Bodhisattva Padmapani is one of the most famous and oft-illustrated paintings at

(a) Ajanta

(b) Badami

(c) Bagh

(d)  Ellora

Reference: Set 3 Ancient History Value Add, Page 51


20. Consider the following pairs:

   Traditions                                            Communities

1. Chaliha Sahib Festival                —           Sindhis

2. Nanda Raj Jaat Yatra                  —           Gonds

3. Wari-Warkari                                 —           Santhals

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) None of the above


21. Which of the following practices can help in water conservation in agriculture? ‎

  1. Reduced or zero tillage of the land ‎
  2. Applying gypsum before irrigating the field ‎
  3. Allowing crop residue to remain in the field ‎

Select the correct answer using the code given below: ‎

(a) 1 and 2 only‎

(b) 3 only ‎

(c)  1 and 3 only ‎

(d) 1, 2 and 3


22. Consider the following statements:

The nation-wide ‘Soil Health Card Scheme’ aims at

  1. Expanding the cultivable area under irrigation.
  2. Enabling the banks to assess the quantum of loans to be granted to farmers on the basis of soil quality.
  3. Checking the overuse of fertilisers in farmlands.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Reference: Q.16) Environment and Current Affairs-Test Series and Q.94) Economy and Current Affairs- Test Series

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/90/sections/76/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/97/sections/85/


23. Consider the following pairs:

Commonly used /                                                 Unwanted or controversial chemicals

consumed materials                                                       likely to be found in them

1. Lipstick                                                                             Lead

2. Soft drinks                                                                      Brominated vegetable oils

3. Chinese fast food                                                        Monosodium glutamate

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


24. Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) are used to create a digital display in many devices. What are the advantages of OLED displays over Liquid Crystal displays?

  1. OLED displays can be fabricated on flexible plastic substrates.
  2. Roll-up displays embedded in clothing can be made using OLEDs.
  3. Transparent displays are possible using OLEDs.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None of the above statements is correct

Reference: Q.15) 60 day plan – Day 41

http://iasbaba.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/IASbabas-60-Day-2017-Day-41-min.pdf


25. Which of the following is/are famous for Sun temples?

  1. Arasavalli
  2. Amarakantak
  3. Omkareshwar

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


26. Consider the following statements:

  1. In the election for Lok Sabha or State Assembly, the winning candidate must get at least 50 percent of the votes polled, to be declared elected.
  2. According to the provisions laid down in the Constitution of India, in Lok Sabha, the Speaker’s post goes to the majority party and the Deputy Speaker’s to the Opposition.

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

Reference: Q.12) 2nd Statement – 60 Day Mock 1 – Explanation & Q.44) 1st Statement- S 1: T 1 – POLITY & SCIENCE – Explanation (ILP 2017)

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/65/sections/65/

http://iasbaba.com/2017/06/iasbabas-india-prelims-open-mock-test-1-live/


27. Which of the following has/have occurred in India after its liberalization of economic policies in 1991?

  1. Share of agriculture in GDP increased enormously.
  2. Share of India’s exports in world trade increased.
  3. FDI inflows increased.
  4. India’s foreign exchange reserves increased enormously.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 4 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Reference: Q.50) Economics and Current Affairs- Test Series

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/99/sections/102/


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

(a) Production of bio-larvicides

(b) Manufacturer of biodegradable plastics

(c) Reproductive cloning of animals

(d) Production of organisms free of diseases

Reference: Babapedia-2nd February and Q.8 Day 11, 60 day plan

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2017/02/02/2nd-february-new-tb-resistant-cows-developed-in-china/

http://iasbaba.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/IASbabas-60-Day-Plan-2017-Day-11-min.pdf


29. Consider the following statements:

  1. National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) 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) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Reference: Daily Current Affairs-4th March, Daily Current Affairs Quiz- Day 4, Q.94) SET 5 Full Mock 5, ILP Tests

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/109/sections/90/

http://iasbaba.com/2016/08/iasbaba-daily-current-affairs-quiz-day-4/


30. The term M-STrIPES’ is sometimes seen in the 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


31. What is/are the most likely advantages of implementing ‘Goods and Services Tax (GST)’?

  1. It will 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) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Reference: Q.1) Eco Survey Test – Test Series/Daily Current Affairs, Big Picture, Yoj/Kurukshetra

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/101/sections/104/


32. ‘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

Reference: Babapedia-17th November

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/11/17/17th-november-impact-of-ftas/


33. Consider the following statements:

  1. India has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of WTO.
  2. TFA is a part of WTO’s Bali Ministerial Package of 2013.
  3. TFA came into force in January 2016.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Reference: Babapedia-28th March and 28th September, Q.7) Environment and Current Affairs-Test Series

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2017/03/28/28th-march-trade-facilitation-agreement-of-wto/

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/09/28/28th-september-world-trade-organisation-explainer-part-1/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/93/sections/79/


34. 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.

Reference: Babapedia-Map Based Geography-Development of Chabahar Port

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/08/24/development-of-chabahar-port/


35. 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) 1 and 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


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

(a) Fundamental Right

(b) Natural Right

(c) Constitutional Right

(d) Legal Right

Reference: Q.1) S 2: T 1 – POLITY- ILP Tests

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/49/sections/48/


37. What is the purpose of ‘evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (eLISA)’ project?

(a) To detect neutrinos

(b) To detect gravitational waves

(c) To detect the effectiveness of missile defence system

(d) To study the effect of solar flares on our communication systems

Reference: Babapedia-S&T Recent Developments-Gravitational Waves

Interferometer is for Gravitational Waves 

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/08/23/gravitational-waves/


38. What is the purpose of Vidyanjali Yojana’?

  1. To enable the famous foreign educational institutions to open their campuses in India.
  2. To increase the quality of education provided in government schools by taking help from the private sector and the community.
  3. To encourage voluntary monetary contributions from private individuals and organizations so as to improve the infrastructure facilities for primary and secondary schools.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

Reference: IASbaba’s PIB, Q.12, 60 Day 2016-Day 36

http://iasbaba.com/2016/06/iasbaba-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2016-environment-current-affairs-day-36/

http://iasbaba.com/2016/06/iasbaba-press-information-bureau-pib-13th-june-to-19th-june-2016/


39. What is the aim of the programme `Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’?

(a) Achieving 100% literacy by promoting collaboration between voluntary organizations and government’s education system and local communities.

(b) Connecting institutions of higher education with local communities to address development challenges through appropriate technologies.

(c) Strengthening India’s scientific research institutions in order to make India a scientific and technological power.

(d) Developing human capital by allocating special funds for health care and education of rural and urban poor, and organizing skill development programmes and vocational training for them.

Reference: Q.27)  Eco Survey/IYB and Current Affairs- Test Series and Babapedia-Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/08/24/unnat-bharat-abhiyan/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/101/sections/104/


40. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Election Commission of India is a five-member body.
  2. Union Ministry of Home Affairs decides the election schedule for the conduct of both general elections and bye-elections.
  3. Election Commission resolves the disputes relating to splits/mergers of recognised political parties.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 3 only

Reference: Q.78) Geography Test Set 6-ILP Tests & Q.143) Polity 60 day Compilation – Explanation

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/96/sections/84/


41. In India, if a species of tortoise is declared protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, what does it imply?

(a) It enjoys the same level of protection as the tiger.

(b) It no longer exists in the wild, a few individuals are under captive protection, and now it is impossible to prevent its extinction.

(c) It is endemic to a particular region of India.

(d) Both (b) and (c) stated above are correct in this context.

Reference: Q.71) Environment and CA-Test Series- Explanation

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/97/sections/85/


42. In India, Judicial Review implies

(a) the power of the Judiciary to pronounce upon the constitutionality of laws and executive orders.

(b) the power of the Judiciary to question the wisdom of the laws enacted by the Legislatures.

(c) the power of the Judiciary to review all the legislative enactments before they are assented to by the President.

(d) the power of the Judiciary to review its own judgements given earlier in similar or different cases.

Reference: Q.75) Polity 60 day Compilation – Explanation

http://iasbaba.com/2017/06/prelims-2017-exclusive-polity-iasbabas-60-day-plan-subject-wise-compilation/


43. With reference to Indian freedom struggle, consider the following events:

  1. Mutiny in Royal Indian Navy
  2. Quit India Movement launched
  3. Second Round Table Conference

What is the correct chronological sequence of the above events?

(a) 1-2-3

(b) 2-1-3

(c) 3-2-1

(d) 3-1-2

Reference: Q.61) History 60 day Compilation

http://iasbaba.com/2017/06/prelims-2017-exclusive-history-iasbabas-60-day-plan-subject-wise-compilation/


44. Consider the following statements:

  1. Tax revenue as a percent of GDP of India has steadily increased in the last decade.
  2. Fiscal deficit as a percent of GDP of India has steadily increased in the last decade.

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


45. 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


46. Which of the following are not necessarily the consequences of the proclamation of the President’s rule in a State?

  1. Dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly
  2. Removal of the Council of Ministers in the State
  3. Dissolution of the local bodies

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Reference: Q.143) Polity 60 day Compilation – Explanation & Q.149) Polity 60 day Compilation – Explanation & Q.82) Full Mock 3 – Explanation

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/104/sections/105/


47. Which of the following are envisaged by the Right against Exploitation in the Constitution of India?

  1. Prohibition of traffic in human beings and forced labour
  2. Abolition of untouchability
  3. Protection of the interests of minorities
  4. Prohibition of employment of children in factories and mines

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1, 2 and 4 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Reference: SET 2 Block 1 Value Add Notes-ILP


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

(a) Sumatra

(b) Borneo

(c) Java

(d) Sri Lanka


49. Out of the following statements, choose the one that brings out the principle underlying the Cabinet form of Government:

(a) An arrangement for minimizing the criticism against the Government whose responsibilities are complex and hard to carry out to the satisfaction of all.

(b) A mechanism for speeding up the activities of the Government whose responsibilities are increasing day by day.

(c) A mechanism of parliamentary democracy for ensuring collective responsibility of the Government to the people.

(d) A device for strengthening the hands of the head of the Government whose hold over the people is in a state of decline.

Reference: Q.7) Polity 60 day Compilation & Q.12) S 1: T 1 – POLITY & SCIENCE – Explanation ILP Tests

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/65/sections/65/


50. Which one of the following is not a feature of Indian federalism?

(a) There is an independent judiciary in India.

(b) Powers have been clearly divided between the Centre and the States.

(c) The federating units have been given unequal representation in the Rajya Sabha.

(d) It is the result of an agreement among the federating units.

Reference: Q.94) Polity 60 day Compilation- Explanation & Q.99) Polity 60 day Compilation & Q.72) Mock 2 -60 day Compilation & Q. 46) Polity + CA Question (Test Series)

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/68/sections/68/


51. The object of the Butler Committee of 1927 was to?

(a) Define the jurisdiction of the Central and Provincial Governments.

(b) Define the powers of the Secretary of State for India.

(c) Impose censorship on national press.

(d) Improve the relationship between the Government of India and the Indian States.

Reference: Q.62) Full Mock 1-Test Series, ILP

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/84/sections/81/


52. The term ‘Domestic Content Requirement’ is sometimes seen in the news with reference to

(a) Developing solar power production in our country

(b) Granting licences to foreign T.V. channels in our country

(c) Exporting our food products to other countries

(d) Permitting foreign educational institutions to set up their campuses in our country

Reference: 17th September Daily Current Affairs Analysis

http://iasbaba.com/2016/09/iasbabas-daily-current-affairs-17th-september-2016/


53. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Nuclear Security Summits are periodically held under the aegis of the United Nations.
  2. The International Panel on Fissile Materials is an organ of International Atomic Energy Agency.

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

Reference: Daily Current Affairs and TLP

http://iasbaba.com/2016/11/2-goals-nuclear-security-summit-2016-think-nss-can-provide-effective-solution-nuclear-threat-critically-examine/


54. Who among the following can join the National Pension System (NPS)?

(a) Resident Indian citizens only

(b) Persons of age from 21 to 55 only

(c) All State Government employees joining the services after the date of notification by the respective State Governments.

(d) All Central Government employees including those of Armed Forces joining the services on or after 1st April 2004

Reference: Q.14) Set 2 – Test 3 ILP and Q.45 Eco Survey/IYB Test- Test Series

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/50/sections/49/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/101/sections/104/


55. With reference to river Teesta, consider the following statements:

  1. The source of river Teesta is the same as that of Brahmaputra but it flows through Sikkim.
  2. River Rangeet originates in Sikkim and it is a tributary of river Teesta.
  3. River Teesta flows into Bay of Bengal on the border of India and Bangladesh.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Reference: Q.79 Set 6 ILP Tests- Ancient and Medieval Full Test 

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/116/sections/97/


56. Consider the following statements:

  1. In tropical regions, Zika virus disease is transmitted by the same mosquito that transmits dengue.
  2. Sexual transmission of Zika virus disease is possible.

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

Reference: Q.72) SET 6 Science ILP Tests and Babapedia

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/114/sections/95/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/114/sections/95/

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/09/26/26th-september-culex-mosquitoes-not-zika-virus-carriers/


57. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Standard Mark of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is mandatory for automotive tyres and tubes.
  2. AGMARK is a quality Certification Mark issued by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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

Reference: Q.22) 60 Day Plan- Day 60, 2016

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6YbwZa7rGX8azNzQm9zaGFnenM/view


58. What is/are the advantage/advantages of implementing the ‘National Agriculture Market’ scheme?

  1. It is a pan-India electronic trading portal for agricultural commodities.
  2. It provides the farmer’s access to a nationwide market, with prices commensurate with the quality of their produce.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Reference: Daily Current Affairs, 24th April 2017

http://iasbaba.com/2017/04/iasbabas-daily-current-affairs-24th-april-2017/


59. With reference to the ‘National Intellectual Property Rights Policy’, consider the following statements:

  1. It reiterates India’s commitment to the Doha Development Agenda and the TRIPS Agreement.
  2. Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion is the nodal agency for regulating intellectual property rights in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Reference: Babapedia -6th and 29th September and Q.82) Modern History Set 6 ILP Tests

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/09/29/29th-september-national-ipr-policy/

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/09/06/6th-september-copyright-act-now-covers-online-streaming/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/112/sections/93/


60. According to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, which of the following animals cannot be hunted by any person except under some provisions provided by law?

  1. Gharial
  2. Indian wild ass
  3. Wild Buffalo

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Reference: ILP Value Add Notes-Environment 


61. Which of the following statements is/are true of the Fundamental Duties of an Indian citizen?

  1. A legislative process has been provided to enforce these duties.
  2. They are correlative to legal duties.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Reference: PPT – 1st Statement- Session 11 Slide 13 (Offline Class), Polity Compilation-60 Days- Q.21) Explanation

http://iasbaba.com/2016/07/iasbabas-daily-current-affairs-15th-july-2016/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6YbwZa7rGX8bFB1LWlUYkFiZlE/view


62. Consider the following pairs:

  1. Radhakanta Deb — First President of the British Indian Association
  2. Gazulu Lakshminarasu Chetty —Founder of the Madras Mahajana Sabha
  3. Surendranath Banerjee — Founder of the Indian Association

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Reference:Q.24) History 60 Days Compilation

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6YbwZa7rGX8OGZBX3V5alNxck0/view


63. Which one of the following objectives is not embodied in the Preamble to the Constitution of India?

(a) Liberty of thought

(b) Economic liberty

(c) Liberty of expression

(d) Liberty of belief

Reference: Q.24) Polity 60 day Compilation – Explanation & Q.42) S 1: T 1 – POLITY & SCIENCE – Explanation ILP Tests

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/65/sections/65/


64. With reference to ‘Quality Council of India (QCI)’, consider the following statements:

  1. QCI was set up jointly by the Government of India and the Indian Industry.
  2. Chairman of QCI is appointed by the Prime Minister on the recommendations of the industry to the Government.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c)  Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Reference: Daily Current Affairs, 15th March

http://iasbaba.com/2017/03/iasbabas-daily-current-affairs-15th-march-2017/


65. What is the purpose of setting up of Small  Finance Banks (SFBs) in India?

  1. To supply credit to small business units
  2. To supply credit to small and marginal farmers
  3. To encourage young entrepreneurs to set up business particularly in rural areas.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Reference: Q.8) Economics and Current Affairs – Test Series

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/99/sections/102/


66. With reference to ‘Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD)’, consider the following statements:

  1. The first APMCHUD was held in India in 2006 on the theme ‘Emerging Urban Forms — Policy Responses and Governance Structure’.
  2. India hosts all the Annual Ministerial Conferences in partnership with ADB, APEC and ASEAN.

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


67. Democracy’s superior virtue lies in the fact 9 that it calls into activity

(a) the intelligence and character of ordinary men and women.

(b) the methods for strengthening executive leadership.

(c) a superior individual with dynamism and vision.

(d) a band of dedicated party workers.


68. Which of the following is a most likely consequence of implementing the ‘Unified Payments Interface (UPI)’?

(a) Mobile wallets will not be necessary for online payments.

(b) Digital currency will totally replace the physical currency in about two decades.

(c) FDI inflows will drastically increase.

(d) Direct transfer of subsidies to poor people will become very effective.

Reference: Babapedia 26th August, Q.29) Science Test-Set 6, Q.38) SET 1-Test 1, ILP Tests

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/08/26/26th-august-unified-payments-interface-based-upi-based-app/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/65/sections/65/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/114/sections/95/


69. The terms ‘Event Horizon’, ‘Singularity’, `String Theory’ and ‘Standard Model’ are sometimes seen in the news in the context of

(a) Observation and understanding of the Universe

(b) Study of the solar and the lunar eclipses

(c) Placing satellites in the orbit of the Earth

(d) Origin and evolution of living organisms on the Earth


70. With reference to agriculture in India, how can the technique of `genome sequencing’, often seen in the news, be used in the immediate future?

  1. Genome sequencing can be used to identify genetic markers for disease resistance and drought tolerance in various crop plants.
  2. This technique helps in reducing the time required to develop new varieties of crop plants.
  3. It can be used to decipher the host-pathogen relationships in crops.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


71. The main advantage of the parliamentary form of government is that

(a) the executive and legislature work independently.

(b) it provides continuity of policy and is more efficient.

(c) the executive remains responsible to the legislature.

(d) the head of the government cannot be changed without election.

Reference: Q.2) Polity 60 day Compilation & Q.65) Polity + CA Question (Test Series )

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/68/sections/68/


72. In the context of India, which one of the following is the correct relationship between Rights and Duties?

(a) Rights are correlative with Duties.

(b) Rights are personal and hence independent of society and Duties.

(c) Rights, not Duties, are important for the advancement of the personality of the citizen.

(d) Duties, not Rights, are important for the stability of the State.

Reference: Daily Current Affairs-15th July 

http://iasbaba.com/2016/07/iasbabas-daily-current-affairs-15th-july-2016/


73. The mind of the makers of the Constitution of India is reflected in which of the following?

(a) The Preamble

(b) The Fundamental Rights

(c) The Directive Principles of State Policy

(d) The Fundamental Duties

Reference: Q.4) & Q.24) Polity 60 day Compilation – Explanation & Q.13) S 2: FULL MOCK 2– Explanation ILP Tests

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/53/sections/52/


74. 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?

(a) 6

(b) 7

(c) 8

(d) 9


75. The Parliament of India exercises control over the functions of the Council of Ministers through

  1. Adjournment motion
  2. Question hour
  3. Supplementary questions

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Reference: PPT – Session 16, slides 16-21(Offline Class)


76. With reference to the Parliament of India, consider the following statements:

  1. A private member’s bill is a bill presented by a Member of Parliament who is not elected but only nominated by the President of India.
  2. Recently, a private member’s bill has been passed in the Parliament of India for the first time in its history.

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

Reference: Q.77) Polity 60 day Compilation Q.48) Full Mock 3 (Test Series) Q.18) Polity + CA Question (Test Series )

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/104/sections/105/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/68/sections/68/


77. With reference to the difference between the culture of Rigvedic Aryans and Indus Valley people, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Rigvedic Aryans used the coat of mail and helmet in warfare whereas the people of Indus Valley Civilization did not leave any evidence of using them.
  2. Rigvedic Aryans knew gold, silver and copper whereas Indus Valley people knew only copper and iron.
  3. Rigvedic Aryans had domesticated the horse whereas there is no evidence of Indus Valley people having been aware of this animal.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Debatable Question-Reference: Q.31) Full Mock 2 (Test Series),Q.7) 60 days-Day 32; Q.11) Set 5 Full Test ILP

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/109/sections/90/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/85/sections/82/


78. Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme’ is sometimes mentioned in the news with reference to

(a) Certifying the skills acquired by construction workers through traditional channels.

(b) Enrolling the persons in Universities for distance learning programmes.

(c) Reserving some skilled jobs to rural and urban poor in some public sector undertakings.

(d) Certifying the skills acquired by trainees under the National Skill Development Programme.

Reference- Covered in Yojana, April 2016


79. From the ecological point of view, which one of the followings assumes importance in being a good link between the Eastern Ghats and the Western Ghats?

(a) Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve

(b) Nallamala Forest

(c) Nagarhole National Park

(d) Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve


80. One of the implications of equality in society is the absence of

(a) Privileges

(b) Restraints

(c) Competition

(d) Ideology


81. Consider the following statements in respect of Trade Related Analysis of Fauna and Flora in Commerce (TRAFFIC):

  1. TRAFFIC is a bureau under United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
  2. The mission of TRAFFIC is to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Reference: Q.37) Environment & CA-Test Series and ILP Value Add-Environment 

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/97/sections/85/


82. Which principle among the ‘following was added to the Directive Principles of Stat Policy by the 42nd Amendment to the Constitution?

(a) Equal pay for equal work for both men and women

(b) Participation of workers in the management of industries

(c) Right to work, education and public assistance

(d) Securing living wage and human conditions of work to workers

Reference: Q.35) Polity 60 day Compilation & Q.37) Polity + CA Question (Test Series)

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/68/sections/68/


83. Which one of the following statements is correct?

(a) Rights are claims of the State against the citizens.

(b) Rights are privileges which are incorporated in the Constitution of a State.

(c) Rights are claims of the citizens against the State.

(d) Rights are privileges of a few citizens against the many.

Reference: Q.25) Polity 60 day Compilation – Explanation & Q.42) S 1: T 1 – POLITY & SCIENCE – Explanation-ILP Tests

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/65/sections/65/


84. Which of the following gives ‘Global Gender lb 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

Reference: Q.40, Economics Test and Current Affairs-Test Series, Babapedia-26th October, Q.18) SET 3-Test 1-ILP Tests

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/10/26/26th-october-india-up-21-places-in-wef-gender-gap-report/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/54/sections/53/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/99/sections/102/


85. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Smart India Hackathon 2017?

  1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme for developing every city of our country into Smart Cities in a decade.
  2. It is an initiative to identify new digital technology innovations for solving the many problems faced by our country.
  3. It is a programme aimed at making all the financial transactions in our country completely digital in a decade.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

Reference: Babapedia-10th November

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/11/10/10th-november-worlds-largest-nation-building-digital-initiative/


86. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)?

  1. It decides the RBI’s benchmark interest rates.
  2. It is a 12-member body including the Governor of RBI and is reconstituted every year.
  3. It functions under the chairmanship of the Union Finance Minister.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

Reference: Q.3) Economy and Current Affairs-Test Series, Q.78) Ancient and Medieval Full Test (Set 6)-ILP Tests, Babapedia-1st October

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/10/01/1st-october-monetary-policy-committee-constitution-under-the-reserve-bank-of-india-act-1934-notified/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/50/sections/49/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/116/sections/97/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/99/sections/102/


87. With reference to Manipuri Sankirtana, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a song and dance performance.
  2. Cymbals are the only musical instruments used in the performance.
  3. It is performed to narrate the life and deeds of Lord Krishna.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3.

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 only

Reference: Q.7) of Day 44 and Q.51) of 60 Days Plan compilation

http://iasbaba.com/2017/05/iasbabas-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2017-ancient-history-culture-current-affairs-day-44/

http://iasbaba.com/2017/06/prelims-2017-exclusive-history-iasbabas-60-day-plan-subject-wise-compilation/


88. Who among the following was/were associated with the introduction of Ryotwari Settlement in India during the British rule?

  1. Lord Cornwallis
  2. Alexander Read
  3. Thomas Munro

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Reference: Q.10) Modern History 60 Days-Day 7; Q.6) and Q.73) Modern History Test ILP Set 6

http://iasbaba.com/2017/04/iasbabas-60-day-plan-prelims-test-2017-history-current-affairs-day-7/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/112/sections/93/


89. In the context of solving pollution problems, what is/are the advantage/advantages of bioremediation technique?

  1. It is a technique for cleaning up pollution by enhancing the same biodegradation process that occurs in nature.
  2. Any contaminant with heavy metals such as cadmium and lead can be readily and completely treated by bioremediation using microorganisms.
  3. Genetic engineering can be used to create microorganisms specifically designed for bioremediation.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

Reference: Q.57) Environment and Current Affairs Test, Test Series

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/93/sections/79/


90. The Trade Disputes Act of 1929 provided for

(a) the participation of workers in the management of industries.

(b) arbitrary powers to the management to quell industrial disputes.

(c) an intervention by the British Court in the event of a trade dispute.

(d) a system of tribunals and a ban on strikes.


91. Local self-government can be best explained as an exercise in

(a) Federalism

(b) Democratic decentralisation

(c) Administrative delegation

(d) Direct democracy

Reference: Q.126) Polity 60 day Compilation – Explanation

http://iasbaba.com/2017/06/prelims-2017-exclusive-polity-iasbabas-60-day-plan-subject-wise-compilation/


92. Consider the following statements:

With reference to the Constitution of India, the Directive Principles of State Policy constitute limitations upon

  1. legislative function.
  2. executive function.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Reference: Q.22) Polity 60 day Compilation – Explanation & Q.62) Polity + CA Question (Test Series ) & Q.35) S 1: T 1 – POLITY & SCIENCE – Explanation (ILP 2017)

http://iasbaba.com/2017/06/prelims-2017-exclusive-polity-iasbabas-60-day-plan-subject-wise-compilation/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/68/sections/68/

http://test.iasbaba.com/admin/exams/65/sections/65/


93. The term ‘Digital Single Market Strategy’ seen in the news refers to

(a) ASEAN

(b) BRICS

(c) EU

(d) G20


94, 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.

Reference: Don’t have Tea break, Have a Kitkat 🙂 Btw we are not claiming this question! It is just to show the unpredictability nature and knack of picking questions by UPSC 🙂

Kitkat Khao, Khud Jan Jao 😛 


95. With reference to the ‘Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 (PBPT Act)’, consider the following statements:

  1. A property transaction is not treated as a benami transaction if the owner of the property is not aware of the transaction.
  2. Properties held benami are liable for confiscation by the Government.
  3. The Act provides for three authorities for investigations but does not provide for any appellate mechanism.

Which of the statements .given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 2 and 3 only

Reference: Babapedia-27th and 28th August and 28th October

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/08/27/27-august-benami-transactions-prohibition-amendment-bill-2015/

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/08/24/benami-transactions-prohibition-amendment-bill-2015/

http://babapedia.iasbaba.com/2016/10/28/28th-october-benami-act-provisions-to-come-into-force-from-1-november/


96. Due to some reasons, if there is a huge fall in the population of species of butterflies, what could be its likely consequence/consequences?

  1. Pollination of some plants could be adversely affected.
  2. There could be a drastic increase in the fungal infections of some cultivated plants.
  3. It could lead to a fall in the population of some species of wasps, spiders and birds.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


97. It is possible to proalgae based biofuels, but what is/are the likely limitation(s) of developing countries in promoting this industry?

  1. Production of algae based biofuels is possible in seas only and not on continents.
  2. Setting up and engineering the algae based biofuel production requires high level of expertise/technology until the construction is completed.
  3. Economically viable production necessitates the setting up of large scale facilities which may raise ecological and social concerns.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


98. Which of the following are the objectives of ‘National Nutrition Mission’?

  1. To create awareness relating to malnutrition among pregnant women and lactating mothers.
  2. To reduce the incidence of anaemia among young children, adolescent girls and women.
  3. To promote the consumption of millets, coarse cereals and unpolished rice.
  4. To promote the consumption of poultry eggs.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only

(d) 3 and 4 only       


99. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Factories Act, 1881 was passed with a view to fix the wages of industrial workers and to allow the workers to form trade unions.
  2. N.M. Lokhande was a pioneer in organizing the labour movement in British India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


100. In the context of mitigating the impending global warming due to anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide, which of the following can be the potential sites for carbon sequestration?

  1. Abandoned and uneconomic coal seams
  2. Depleted oil and gas reservoirs
  3. Subterranean deep saline formations

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3



  • Hector

    I could feel i had seen most of the questions… lack of revision made me waste this attempt… ended up marking so many wrong answers… I should have revised Ilp tests atleast thrice…would have definitely cleared it 🙁
    Thank you Babaji for you tireless support and sorry for my inconsistency…
    Ek saal aur apni Sharan me rakh lo please.. won’t disappoint you this time… I am determined to walk an extra mile… is saal ka ilp jaldi launch karo..

  • shahida mulla

    When will ilp nd tlp(2018) commence??

    • Hector

      I think they wrote somewhere end of july.. for the launch of the plan. One of my friend’s has already joined ILP for 2018.. but i am waiting for the plan.

      • Latitude

        Hii baba 🙂

    • nitya

      What is the procedure to join ILP?

  • nitya

    Dear babaji,

    This was my first prelims and i had followed your 60 days plan religiously.. so many questions have come from polity part, im getting 115, if i clear prelims it will only be because of your guidance.🙏🙏.will join ilp 2018.
    Thank you so much babaji

  • OPTIMUS PRIME

    “IT TAKES A MONSTER (HARD WORK) TO BEAT A MONSTER (UPSC) (PLZ IN GOOD SENSE)”……….I’d say questions were pretty easy if we had analysed the trend since last year. The key lies in newspapers and government reports.

  • aman

    @iasbaba Q.27 Answer is B…….Share of Agriculture in GDP has decreased…..You have given D as the answer

    • Yes. You are right. It was a typo. It has been rectified.
      It was marked (b) in the answer key provided yesterday.

      • ಏಕಲವ್ಯ

        Babaji when will mains offline test series starts .I’m your ILP student and i was among top 100 in ILP test series .Please let me soon

        • Hi

          Details will be put very soon about Offline Mains-2017

          • ಏಕಲವ್ಯ

            Dhanyavadagalu babaji 🙂

          • Night Lights

            Jaasti bucket idibeda guru 🙂

          • ಏಕಲವ್ಯ

            sorry sir, it was my last attempt so

  • Maurya

    Hi Babaji,
    I am an ILP student and I am expecting 117-120 in this prelims.
    As soon as I saw the paper, most of the questions felt familiar. Following the time table, babapedia and tests regularly definitely paid off. The option to take a test three times and of course, the 60 day plan helped greatly in revision during the last 2 months.
    This success is only because of ILP and your guidance.
    Gearing up for TLP 2017 for writing practice.
    Please start the initiative soon

    • Latitude

      Hii baba 🙂

      Smell the sarcasm

  • Destination

    now marketing agenda has been started….68+,,,others 70+
    bs 99+ ka wait kar raha hun …

    • Coma-Doof Warrior

      Woh Kumar Book Centre karega.

  • sai trilochan

    paper was easy thanks to iasbaba, but due to some silly mistakes i might not make it to mains this year

  • Night Lights

    Really?

    Wikipedia got all 100 this time 🙂

  • Piyush Bhardwaj
    • Destination

      ha ha….

  • Piyush Bhardwaj

    Babaji does the answers of some of the questions have changed from ur previous answer key??😮😮

    • Piyush- Last time few typos were there. We got to know after looking at the doubts in the comments. In how many questions you have doubts?

      • Piyush Bhardwaj

        1-2 questions it seems they got wrong now.

        • Do not worry. Debatable Questions are few and only UPSC will have the last laugh on those

          • Atulesh Jha

            Babaji.. ur take on cutoff ??

          • Atulesh

            Between 105-110

          • Babaji I am getting 109, so I should start preparing for Mains right?

          • absolutely

          • Okay thanks for giving clarity. I was in a dilemma.

          • Atulesh Jha

            Babaji… Is your estimate the same ?

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Q-49 & 61
            Bring me down from 106.18 to 100.84 now.
            Hope the category save me now.

  • Ankit Kishore

    ilp kb se start honge @iasbaba:disqus

    • Details will be out in a week

  • Gurpreet Singh

    Babaji do you have any offline Mains answer writing test series for Delhi NCR candidate?If yes then what are the charges?

  • Mukesh

    Those trying to troll here, I have a message for you. Also being an ILP student, I am going to verify all the links of ILP and Babapedia and then comment on its authenticity. Before I do that, I will just say one thing, being part of ILP it is not shocking to see this post. This post is not for everyone but for a sincere aspirant 🙂 People will come and try to troll as always but it doesn’t matter. End is always in favor of winner not looser. Coming in sometime after cross checking

  • APMCs of only 11 or 12 states are registered with this so called portal as of now. And how many states and UTs we have?

    29 states and 7 UTs.

    What does pan-India mean?

    Presence Across Nation

    Ok, so do we have mandis of all states registered with portal?

    NO.

    Then why the hell you have mentioned it as a pan-India network on the portal?

  • Cool Monk

    @iasbaba plz baba help me. I am in dilemma right now and going through a crucial phase . Scoring 106 according to your revised key. Should I start preparing for mains? As I ma working professional hence I planned my Optional (elec. Engg.) preparation after prelims. With a wide syllabus to cover will be difficult to prepare with job. And I can’t even resign as I am not sure if I will sail through prelims or not..

  • nuclear peace

    boddhisatva padmapani also in bagh cave . baba pls clarify

    • No peace.. Padmapani is unique to Ajanta Caves only.

  • a

    aaaa

  • vj

    please post prelms testseres date wth low cost soon

  • baba

    baba 110 ban rahe tumahri key .. kya hoga mera ab.. general caste..

    • Sab achcha hoga.. Aap mains ki tayyari shuru kar dijiye.

      • baba

        thank you baba.. and happy birthday.. tumhari facebook id ka birthday hai aaj..

        • Thank you, yes, IASbaba was started two years back on 18th June. 🙂
          Thank you for your faith and support.

          • electron

            sorry babaji could not deliver the best gift on your birthday… All because of my faults and this trending of attempting of 80+ Qs
            Anyway belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY !

  • DAISY

    i wish i could have religiously followed 60days and ilp i would be preparing for mains now…all my fault…but the same mistake will not be repeated..this time will try to match ur efforts sir…u all put immense efforts to bring such quality questions and material for us.revision module was really beneficial..thank u sir

  • Abhijit (ABG)

    Thanks Baba ji
    Many questions from ILP tests, Babapedia and VANs. They were beneficial.
    Awaiting initiatives for MAINS !!! (especially TLP)

    • Madhavi Yadav

      Me too waiting for mains initiative.. 🙂

    • Madhavi Yadav

      U have civil engineering optional na?

      • Abhijit (ABG)

        Civil – yes
        So IVC waala question update ho gaya 🙂

        • Madhavi Yadav

          Haan..I m getting 124 now 🙂

        • Madhavi Yadav

          Hey
          I was just thinking ki tum kya kar re ho answer writing ke liye abi..?

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            TLP shuru hone do 🙂 likhenge wahan par

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Mei tab tak insight secure n civil360 shuru kiya hai…Tum bi dekh sakte hai…I found few questions good.
            Pata hai kya..I was thinking ki I will write answer to selected good questions of tlp,insight n civil360..wat u say

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            you can do it – i was also planning to write from tomorrow

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Badiya hai ji…tumne koi test series join ki hai :/

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            Madhavi – I have yet not decided about test series now – I am reading previous year TLP and TLP phase 1 questions and answers.
            May be in a week I will decide what to do.
            Chalo – I am going somewhere. Good night

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Hmm.badiya hai..bbye ..gud nyt 🙂

  • JR

    getting 113-116 in gs, but getting 65.5-69 in csat. what shall i do? feeling terrible. help plz

    • You have put yourself into a very difficult situation JR.
      Try to keep calm and focus on mains. We can just work and stay positive. There are things which are not in out hands.
      Don’t think about CSAT now, if you qualify that, you are definitely getting a chance to write mains. So start your mains preparation.

      • JR

        thank u babaji..
        attempted csat with precondition that i will solve only numerical/reasoning. but found those questions tough/tricky. english questions were easy.. but realized that after 1.30hrs..now paying the price.

      • What will be the cut off for General Babaji?

  • A Girl Has No Name

    so many answers changed!is the horse in ivc question no longer ambiguous now(did 1&3)?a girl has to prepare for next year now

    • There are some ambiguous questions. We have made our key we intense discussions and debates. Only UPSC will be able to provide the exact answer.
      How much is the Girl scoring?

      • A Girl Has No Name

        below 100 definitely 🙁

        • Don’t lose heart dear… take some days off and start preparing with new energy. Start with mains topics first, so that if you clear you are prepared, if by chance you are not able to clear this time, then also your preparation won’t go waste.

          • A Girl Has No Name

            thanks baba… the chance of clearing is indeed very bleak in my case:) will keep practising though

    • Rohit

      Not only IVC, there are 6-7 questions for which different coaching institutes are giving different answers.

      • Correct Rohit. Last laugh will be of UPSC. We cannot do much about it.

        • Rohit

          I am so worried, My marks can vary from 102-112. Dont know what to do.
          My optional is math, huge syllabus to complete.
          There is also CAPF in a month. Want to prepare for that too.

          • baba

            bhai emre bhi itne aa rahe abba ki key se.. ladte raho ..padhte raho.. aur koi option nahi..

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Bhai yaha bhi next month SSC cgl ka exam hai ab sochna pad raha hai ki SSC cgl chorrkar mains ki preparation karu yaa phir SSC cgl me hi lag jau bas.

          • Tejas

            Same here. mene toh abhi tak match bhi nahi kiye hai answers 🙁

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            That’s why I prefer a safe marks Lekin 2 saal se hmesha boundary par hi aakar latak jata hu.
            Match kar lo bhai answer, waisebhi is type k paper me no one knows more than 50 ques correctly with full accuracy. Even after elimination, 2 very close options were always there.

          • Tejas

            Leaving for Shirdi tomorrow. Options were pretty close and elimination was very risky. 89 attempt kiye they aur isme approx aadhe toh guess mare hai. Ab toh Sai baba ke darshan karne ke baad hi check karunga.

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Waise to mujhe mandir, religious places par jaana pasand nhi hai, phir bhi mere liye bhi dua maang Lena bhai😅😅
            Attempted 85, correct around 59 incorrect-26.

          • Tejas

            Sure Sir!! All the best!! 🙂

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            All the best to u, have a happy journey👍👍👍

          • rahul bansal

            hey my optional is maths too… 114(min) in pre so pretty safe..

  • Pooja 2017

    @iasbaba:disqus I’m getting around 118.16!what are the chances of clearing prelims ?
    what should i do in such a situation

    • A Girl Has No Name

      1×100=50×2=25×4=20×5=x ..find x.x is ur chance

      • Piyush Bhardwaj

        😂😂😂

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      🙏🙏🙏

    • Your chances are 100% if you are scoring this much.. In such a situation, we would suggest you to start preparing for mains with full energy and enthusiasm.

      • Pooja 2017

        @iasbaba:disqus considering the increase in pre marks by 10 from 2015 to 2016, is there even a remote possibility that the cut off will increase by 10 marks :/
        Few errors in the exam hall in interpretation costed me 8 to 10 marks

        • Cut off is not decided by the year, but the difficulty of the paper. Every year the paper and cutoff is unique. In 2013, the cut off was 241, but it came down to 205 in 2014.
          This year the paper was very difficult. So cut off won’t be more than 105 as per our expectation.

          • Pooja 2017

            thanks baba! that’s some consolation. Planning to start afresh from Thursday itself and end this mindless speculation of marks :/

        • Abhijit (ABG)

          I don’t think so !!!
          By this logic, cut off will increase to 200 in 10 years !!!
          Students are humans. Although competition is increasing, but difficulty of this paper will neutralise the competition and cutoff will not go more than 110 or in worst to worst case (not more than 115) .
          So, stay chilled and start writing answers

          • Pooja 2017

            how much are you expecting ?

          • Abhijit (ABG)

            124
            By updated key of baba ji – 130
            it’s ranging between 124-130.
            There are 5-6 questions whose final answers only UPSC knows (like IVC). But then also, this key looks good to me because IASbaba team has discussed the answers intensively and came to best possible conclusion.

    • Mr. White

      Hehehe.. come on u r easily clearing prelims. Now start preparing for mains. ATB
      Cut off 105-108 max for sure

  • What will be the cut off for General this time ??

    • We expect it will be 100-105. More clarity will come as we will get more marks from the candidates. Considering the difficulty level of the paper. it shouldn’t cross 105.

      • Thanks a ton Babaji…and thanks for your material, support and guidance / 🙂

  • meluha007

    Baba, please please please reply to me. I am very confused. I am getting 102-108. Considering that I am on the very verge of clearing/not clearing, please help me. I don’t know what to do right now. My optional is eee, and there is a lot to be done there also. I am not able to keep calm. What should I do? Help me baba…

    • Meluha without thinking too much about the out come, start preparing for mains as if you are appearing this year. If you clear, that will be good. If you won’t then you won’t face this problem next year as your mains portion and optional will be ready.
      Karmanya Vadhikaraste…

      • meluha007

        You are very right. But it is really difficult to focus in such a situation. Baba, initially I was somewhat hopeful but now on many platforms I have seen so many students posting their marks >110 that now I find the chances very meek. Anyway, thank you very much for your efforts. 🙁
        I am not able to do anything.

        • Take a break Meluha. You’ll feel good and then get back to studies.

  • Rishav raj

    Please review your schedule for 2018 as soon as possible ….. we are waiting for that.

    • We are working on the plan Rishav, it will be out soon.

      • Rishav raj

        Please guide us for optional also this time…

  • Abhijeet

    babaji getting 125+ ..
    waiting for mains program 2017..
    60 day program helped me too.. hope i didn’t disappoint u and aapka salute milega idhar bhi..
    🙂

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      All the best for the mains👍👍👍

      • Abhijeet

        thanks bhai..i wish cut off will be around 105..coz i would like to c all my frenz of pre in mains discussion with more enthusiasm

        • Piyush Bhardwaj

          Hope so, now its all depends on how upsc gonna interpret the options in the polity questions.

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Sab acha hoga…tnsn mt lo..bas padai karo.. 🙂

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Tension kaha leta hu me, WO to bas apne aap aa jata hai, abhi bhi songs sunn raha hu bas aur Jo movies reh gyi thi WO complete kar raha hu.

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Take brk for2-4 days..uske Baad tabar tor taiyaari shuru 🙂

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Thanks waise aap to start kar dijiye Apni preparation pakka chance hai aapka mains clear karne ka bhi.👍👍👍 seriously.

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Inna bharosa to Hume khud pe bi nai hai..:p waise aaj hi se Sri Ganesh kiya prep ka 🙂

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            Arey wo pata chal jata hai, bas pata nhi chalta hai to 2 options k beech me sahi answer tick karna😅😅

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Baat to pate ki boli hai apne…..Aap to visionary insaan ho kaafi 🙂

          • Piyush Bhardwaj

            ☺☺anyways gud night now.

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Gud nyt 🙂

          • Danish Mohammad

            how much are u expecting in pre??

    • Grand Salute Abhi. proud of you. It feels so good to see such performance from regular users and followers. Keep it up. Stay tuned for Mains now

      • Abhijeet

        last year paper GS2 screwed my mains with only 57/250 …iss baar aapka ashirwaad se 550+ touch karna hai gs mai…

        • Madhavi Yadav

          Mujhe bi karna hai…apne answer writing practice shuru kar di?

          • Abhijeet

            actuall till babaji strt TLP again…m covering 60 days of phase 1 of TLP which is my backlog.. if u have not covered u can do it if u want..

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Abi I m confused..Usse khtm karu…. actually meine Oct se March mid tak insight secure follow kiya tha..bt ab baba ji ka bi karna hai..i saw tlp questions were good…so woi soch ri huun..ki last 60 days wala ka atleast synopsis dekh luun.. 🙂

          • Abhijeet

            m seeing synopis only..cant read all students answer..

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Hmmm…Mei bi synopsis dekh lungi 🙂 it will b better

    • Madhavi Yadav

      Aap to chaa gye ho ji 🙂

      • Abhijeet

        tussi kam thodi ho

        • Madhavi Yadav

          Aap se kafi Kam :p

          • Abhijeet

            aapka baddapan hai sahaaab…

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Hehe…kuch bi 🙂
            All the best..have u join any test series?

          • Abhijeet

            not yet ..have to decide soon..wbu?

          • Madhavi Yadav

            I joined vision ias ..kuch test diye the pehle..I will suggest Aap test series unki bi kar Lena tlp ke saath…..kyunki baht saare Bache exam Dete hai..u gt to know ur rank n plus model answer n har paper ke topper ke answer bi Dete hai woh log…to apko relativity ka pata chalta…ki where the good people are going ahead of you.few papers can b given ..I will start giving tests frm 4 thJuly .aur agar apko Sirf model answers hi chahiye honge to I will give..(bas I will delete the last line)

          • Abhijeet

            thanks…yo delete it…

          • Abhijeet

            nd u can call me ABP..
            ABG gave me this name..hehe..

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Okay ABP.. majjedar nickname hai :). Hehehe….Chalo gud nyt

          • Abhijeet

            ohksss gnyte…do din se acchi neend aa rhi hogi..haha

          • Madhavi Yadav

            Haan…baht sakun ki need aa ri hai..Pata nai kab tak aaye…so gotta enjoy it.. 🙂

    • Mayur

      well done bannaa

      • Abhijeet

        thanks bhai…aapka kaisa rha ?

        • Mayur

          tumhare jitne hi hai..

          • Abhijeet

            chalo fir gaaaandh machayenge TLP pe..nd mains mai bhi…

        • <3 KH <3

          test series konsa follow koru
          bhai bta do
          1 test series ke pysa hein :p
          and BFL

          • Abhijeet

            same here bhai
            but TLP follow karunga yeh pakka hai..baki decide karna hai

  • India

    Apki Saumya panday ji jaha bhi interview deti hai ussi ke initiative ko follow krti thi,, ,,BABA pe boli baba ko follow krti thi Unacademy pe boli Roman BABA ko follow krti thi, Dheya me boli Kewal ussi ko follow krti thi aur na jane kaha kaha kitne ko follow krti thi……..haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    Most Feku Topper I ve ever seen.

    • Mukesh

      Bhai bat to teri sahi hi Par..Toppers follow many things especially online. She was clearly part of ILP as mentioned in the given details and her own expression. Par wo har jagah gand macha rahi isse ye samjh ata hi ki Jhel nhi pa ri rank -4 😛

      • India

        Bhagwan aise TOPPERS se bachaye….. 🙂

        • Rehan Husain

          exactly, i think one of worst topper she is..
          unacademy, baba, dhey ias.. how can anyone all.

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      Pata hai bhai, me bhi Allahabad se hi hu, ab tak local newspaper me 2 coaching institute k naam dekh chuka hu pic k saath.
      Bas suno sabki karo apne Mann ki.😁😁

      • India

        bahut sahi kaha apne,,,, Kisi ka bhi Blind follower mt bano.

    • shahida mulla

      Hahaha… Right… On top of it in one interview she said mene koi buk nh refer kiya nly ncert….

      • India

        Mujhe to ye lgta hai ki aane wale din wo ye n bol de ki maine Koi BOOKS hi nhi padha tha.. Sab Aajkl ke BABA ki Kripa se ho gya 🙂

      • Piyush Bhardwaj

        Ye to kuch jyada ho gya, sirf ncert padhkar kaun upsc clear karta hai. WO baat alag hai ki bina ncert padhe jarur bhut log clear kar chuke hai upsc.😅😅

    • Tyler

      She is lying through her teeth. She is my junior collegue senior in college. she started preparing for civils in her btech third year NIT allahabad. Aane ke baad aap kuch v bol sakthe hain.

      • Niharika

        till now i firmly believed upsc preparation makes us mature ..hard to digest toppers concealing the hard work they have put in …..

  • Valyrian Steel

    Thanks Baba jee.
    Almost all the current questions were doable just by following two sources i.e. Babapedia and Daily mcqs.

  • Vivek

    Thank You so much Baba. Scoring around 115+ in Paper 1 and 110+ in Paper 2.
    If there is one thing I could say that made all difference in my approach towards the exam is rigorously adapting the ILP Plan.
    Thank You So So much 🙂

  • Dracula

    Babaji, getting around 120+.
    60 day plan was really helpful.
    now waiting for mains program

    • Piyush Bhardwaj

      All the best for the mains👍👍👌👌

  • Shatrughan Murmu

    How can I join ur UPSC 2017 mains course.

  • kittu

    I wish to join mains 2017 offline……details please…………

  • Seriously?

    Babaji , I followed your 60 day program . Thanks for the guidance.
    My range is 116 – 124 according to various keys .

  • i don’t give a flying fuck

    lets get the basics right ….
    22 questions came from polity and if any one who has revised lakshmikant multiple times , it would be a cakewalk for him….
    for instance , let’s take QCI question for example…
    i knew that it had representation from 3 entities.
    moreover i knew its functions and it was registered under societies act. but , that’s not what the question demands. it fuc**** wants to who appoints the chairman. now , just to review ur claim , i visited to ur prescribed link and guess what , in an article amounting to 900 words , there is just one phrase referring to QCI nowhere close to the demand of question…
    before i put my second argument let me make it clear … i don’t have any affiliations to any other coaching institutes
    someone told me there have been 11 DIRECT questions from insights….(cross-checked)
    mind you this is not from polity section
    let’s do the math… i solve at around 3000 questions and in return i just get 11 questions …
    i spend around 30 days solving and revising those content and in return i get 11 questions
    not worth it…
    now u and ur ‘bhakt’ would certainly counter me saying that i must have done a comprehensive research on QCI for instance…well in that case i don’t need baba or insight or vision
    yes u r doing a great job. i am an ILP user and ur contents are awesome and consolidated.
    u r a mere facilitator and in any way can’t influence how UPSC thinks..
    yes i did not perform well this time and it is me who is to be held responsible. i am grateful for ur ILP initiative for helping to cover portions in such short durations. however i am happy that UPSC has been successful in exposing the hollowness of claims of XYZ coaching institutes
    PEACE ….

    • Thank you for taking out your valuable time and going through each link. Its good that you are our ILP user and atleast you admit that the content was awesome and consolidated.
      You don’t give a flying ‘whatever’, again its your personal opinion and we do respect that.

      As Babas we also promote celibacy amongst aspirants so we also don’t want them to give a f**** during preparation, flying or anyway. So you are doing a commendable job that way.
      But now let me tell you something. The three thousand questions you are talking about, your count is less. Actually including 35 Tests of ILP, 60 day plan and Test Series, the count is much more.
      Secondly, its takes around 30 – 40 mins or sometime even an hour to frame just one question of 60 day plan considering what has already been asked, what has been in the news and for how long and the current trends of UPSC. And then we frame the question so that you don’t have to take so much of pain. We never said that you can’t do it yourself. You can do it by all means. Frame 3500 questions yourself and answer them. And if you want you can share them with others for their benefit.
      But when we put in so much of effort and get the desired result, we have the complete right to claim it.
      Every person in the team works for 16 hours a day and at crucial time, even more. We even work on the weekends because we know that you are preparing. So this so called ‘Hit ratio’ is dedicated to the hard work of all the Babas working in the team day and night. And to all the aspirants who expect us to come up with result oriented efforts and back us and support us. Also, with due respect to you, we don’t have andh bhakts, like you have mentioned. We also support positive criticism and we never shy away from our mistakes.
      So if this post has upset you, that’s just your perception to see things.

      • NIRVANA

        I never comment but today i will..
        I think main purpose of UPSC philosophy is to have wisdom, get certain amount of static knowledge and apply it in ur life..
        IASBABA qtn are too tricky and it helped me especially over polity qtn..since everytime i used to think my Laxmikant chapter 22 is done..but whenever IASBABA used to post qtn especially from FR,FD AND PARLIAMENT CHAPTER OF LAX…i have to do certain amount of brain storming..and this helped in d day..i scored almost 18-19 qtn right from polity and i finally reached 115+

        whatever other may think some will blame and some will appreciate but IASBABA do deserve the credit..since 60 DAY PLAN WAS FREE AND THEY ARE NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO US YET THEY PROVIDED WITH SUCH A GOOD QUALITY..
        so thanks baba 🙂

      • Destination

        baba ji ur efforts r priceless and grand salute to ur hard work for us. yes it’s painfull when someone says i could solve more than 3000 MCQ’s from insight ,vision, baba but didn’t get more than 11 question frm that. syllabus is too broad and any single topic infinity no. of question can be framed so criticising u and ur effort i think it’s totally condemnable….
        thnx baba ji fr providing such a great platform….

      • Alexander

        but u should also not claim 68+ questions.

    • Mukesh

      Me too part of ILP. Agree that UPSC is still unpredictable and it exposes coaching institutes. But there is a great difference between others and IASbaba. I will need your precious time to explain this and request you to read further.

      I will only speak about direct references here. If you go through Value Adds, ILP Tests, 60 Days and Babapedia links-will find great similarities and hints given in the content to build your knowledge base and clear your concepts to attempt asked questions. When others just claim based on Key Words, IASbaba stands out with quality.

      None can frame same question as UPSC-It is never possible. But to ask the similar concept to aware you or give you right kind of experience is the right guidance. While going through the solutions and many questions along with Babapedia, I realized that even after revising thrice I missed few direct questions from the content at my disposal. is it their fault or mine?

      I have gone through most of the given links and to my surprise, its not indirect references but direct ones. Any sincere candidate will be overwhelmed to find such similarities. And why to overwhelm after this post? Many sincere users of ILP, already overwhelmed by their good performance in Prelims because of the efforts of IASbaba and the guidance.

      Problem is people want exact question to appear and this is foolishness. Some references gives you idea to self-introspect also, some references give you scope to explore few more dimension. But the best part of quality guidance is to get such close references in first case.
      When the market was flooded with materials and probable questions, IASbaba asked us to rely on Babapedia, VAN, ILP Tests and 60 Days- Which is for FREE and not give much attention to market stats. Then IASbaba was the only one to tell us or rightly inform is that UPSC may tilt to static this year and went on to prepare us through its 2 FREE Mocks- where some of us mocked IASbaba for Mock 2. (Only to be Mocked by UPSC on 18th).

      Issue is not with IASbaba but we aspirant. We are Andhbhakts not to realize or internalize our need and run after everything. To be very frank, this will be my 2nd Attempt and first hand experience of any online initiative by joining (keep in mind i am also a victim of coaching institute). I had followed many tests and initiatives from various online platforms but the quality here is unparallel not only with content but the connection, empathy and relation IASbaba has with its followers.

      If in such paper of UPSC, IASbaba has proved its worth, I am in no doubt to claim and reclaim this post (have gone through the given links already during preparation and again now to check its authenticity especially for ILP and babapedia since it is available only to ILP users)

      Lakhs of students spend so much of their energy and money running after coaching institutes and are devoid of quality guidance. IASbaab with great deal of quality guidance has won millions of hearts for sure, if not all.

  • uma sarma

    IASBABA
    scoring btw 104 to 108
    I’m tensed if il be able to clear prelims or not and to start mains preparation.
    Still I want keep all the cutoff expectations aside and go ahead wid preparation
    As u said
    If I clear it be helpful if not vl be helpful for next yr
    Being positive is the only option left

  • TimbuktuChronicles

    Hi I am getting 111.67 after the updated key.Am i having good chances for mains?Thanks IASBaba for 60 days initiative

  • BATMAN–RK

    Thanks a lot baba last year i could make it but due to your ILP test and most important babapedia i am quite confidence in going mains this year scoring around 110+ ,

  • BATMAN–RK

    Pls including optional political science in your mains 2017 answer writing initiative baba ji

  • Vib2017

    Thanks IASBABA for ILP and 60-days plan … getting around 112-114 , hope your support will be there for mains preparation too .

  • madan kumar k j

    Baba ty so much …scoring 115.28….63/16….. awaiting Ur mains initiative

  • Event Horizon

    125.33
    Last year-138.67
    60 Days has always been a great help.
    Thank You

  • hornbill

    @ iasbaba i am getting 95.33 (SC cat).is there any chance?

    • PIKU

      U r in brother

  • Tyler

    Sorry to say this Baba. But It looks like UPSC has targeted online test series business now. Means they have given exactly against the way in which what most of the online test series websites are trying to prepare their aspirants. Good or Bad, there is a monotony now a days in online platforms. People started believing by paying some 10k to some website, they will ensure a seat in prelims by following whatever they post or tell. if they don’t, they will start blaming.

    Your efforts are commendable truly. One have to follow your spirit not mugging up the plans.

    Moreover, people are getting especially very high in your key and there is a difference of 10 marks with what other keys. Please check.

    • Mukesh

      Bhai agree with you but being an ILP student i can tell you one thing.

      I had solved other tests also like many of us do, but the quality and resemblance of questions and concepts here at iasbaba is un-parallel. The test links and babapedia given above is testimony for that. I went through them again and found the exact statements being asked in the upsc questions. True that we expect spoon feeding but upsc exam is not like that. We cannot expect someone to make exact question to be asked in exam. This is foolishness. But i m happy to be part of this platform where quality overtakes all such market building. They deserve the credit and there is no harm in this. I am one of the victims of coaching institutes as well. So can clearly differentiate the great gap between them and this platform

  • Che

    Hi Baba ji

    For ques 36 ans could be C

    https://indiankanoon.org/doc/181312133/ Raj bala Case SC 2015

    Correct me if I m wrong

  • Ankush

    Hello Babaji.
    It would be so nice if you can take out a minute to clear my doubts.

    1. Regarding UPI question, RBI says they are going to make wallets inter-operable with UPI, NITI aayog says they will get wallets merged and use UPI for Direct benefit transfer, and you say Mobile wallets will perish.
    please refer these:

    http://indianexpress.com/article/business/business-others/widening-the-reach-m-wallet-route-recommended-for-direct-subsidy-transfer-4388709/

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/rbi-to-now-open-up-upi-for-digital-wallets-like-paytm-and-mobikwik/articleshow/57622078.cms

    http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/tech-news-technology/upi-vs-mobile-wallets-heres-why-everyone-has-got-this-wrong/

    2. How is local self government related to DEMOCRATIC decentralization?
    LSG have been there for ages. They still do exist even in monarchies. Ripon is father of LSG in India, and he has nothing to do with democracy.

    • whomi

      I went on the same thinking line and finally marked ‘direct democracy’ .

  • Assassin

    @[email protected]:disqus ji marks to jayda nhi aa rahe 108.66 to 116 ka range hai….still i believe whatever may be cutoff its time to prepare for mains….please give us the hint if there is going to be any offline answer writing in Delhi…else can look it somewhere else. Thanks!

    • Assassin

      We won’t have Offline Tests in Delhi as of now. But planning something for Online. Just few more days of patience is needed

  • PIKU

    Baba what could be st Cutoff . Getting around 90

  • Himanshu

    ILP 2018 start kr dijiye 😛 Print krwayya saara material baba ka .. 88 no. tak phunch paya 15 din mai
    😛 socha halwa mil rha h ..bna bnaya ..ho jaaunga pass 15 din mai ..lekin ni padi paar … lekin ek chej maalum chali continuity jruri h ..2-3 month pre k liye ..15 din mai ni hota kuch 😛
    Lekin thanks babaooo material bhut acha tha … shyad pass ho jaau next year ..agar aapka diya hua parsaad man lga k khata rha toh .. 1 saal tak 😛

    • Hello Himanshu

      We will sail together 🙂

  • mission2017

    @iasbaba:disqus please guide me for the mains preparation.

  • anilguretia

    baba plz suggest a program of you which can guide in mains preparation and check answers which i guess is of utmost importance, full mock test series or any program

    • Give us 2-3 Days

      • anilguretia

        thanx

  • yuyutsu-curious to fight

    Baba ji you have done a great job in FRAMING ILP 2017 and also free content of your portal, You are BEST at your side,in this pre exam we need to apply our common sense along with your content and guide and common sense which coudn’t be taught. I attempted 78 in which ony 53 correct, I did many silly mistakes in understanding some statements where I need to to apply my own common sense.
    Please re-energies all babas of your team,We need a fresh ILP for 2018. Please give some benefit to your old followers. 🙂
    Thanks a lot.

    • Thanks so much dear. We will try our best to provide the best quality. All the Baba’s here have pledged to be with your side all the time

  • Rajneesh Raj

    Though i am not clearing the cut off this year but then also i really want to thank you BABA ji for your 60 days programme, because in last of 60-70 days i relied totally upon you and insights 40 days programme, i am getting 94 this year and feeling really bad coz i could have get into the list but it was some 6 odd (questions) silly mistakes which i committed despite knowing the right answer . if you can remember i am your shishya of your 1ST ILP – road to mussorie 2015-2016 (i was in colllege and was not eligible to give in 2016 then also i joined the programme , though you guided me like an elder brother told not to waste money by joining the ILP and aked me to focus on my basics and your free initiatives , newspapers but i kept insisting that i m gonna join 🙂 . i did well in your test got a rank 6 and 10 but unfortunately i got ill , when i recovered went out of rhythm – i got lazy and didnt follow ILP .

    And m not a blind follower of BABA ji so kindly dont think that i have written all these to impress BABA ji to or anyone . i don’t feel commenting frequently but its not good when you expect spoon feeding . Questions can’t be the carbon copy of test series , at max it can just make you aware of your weak areas and fill your gaps in preparation . At last it is you who has to study hard and apply your brain in those tensed hours (myself being a victim that pressure )-

    i did not join 2nd ILP assuming that I already have those materials 🙁 . I have attended your seminar as well and have seen how down to earth your team is . I really wanted be part of your offline classes and work hard under BABA’s team guidance but this year i can’t come to bangalore due to some prob , i just hope after clearing next prelims , i can be a part of your mains offline classes (entrance hoga to entrance dekar hi not with the help of this post 🙂

    I am attaching some screenshots as i know you must have forgotten your shishya , i have been trusting you since the very inception of this website .
    thank you for everything , keep your promises alive of giving an AIR 1 (AIR 4 to ho hi gya hai )from the remotest part of this country through your innovative qualitative initiatives (i dont have any disregard for other websites, they too have these qualities and i follow them as well coz fayda apna hi hai in a free market economy the competition will benefit the consumer )
    the upper edge IASbaba has is the personal touch and feeling of being in a family .
    please come up with your online porgramme soon with some additional features babaji
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/12997037606a9c37b8cf011858c77dea4415bb425ca19b4c402723d67e69ce45.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1d26795c6fd3ff30361c73d801549a994de13ce5e41838a126a311af6196f6e5.png

  • Mukesh

    Baba please announce about mains TLP soon. Waiting for it eagerly. Ilp se to hogaya ab TLP chahiye sab ko 🙂

  • Mayur

    73 correct 24 wrong according to your solutions. btw @[email protected]:disqus In question 61 about the legal duties the first statement say A LEGISLATIVE PROCESS HAS been provided to enforce these duties.. do we have a single legislation which enforces fundamental duties?? all though all those laws did come to my mind but i marked neither as i cudnt think of A LAW that enforces these duties

  • Vishnu Gupta
    • indra

      This is completely wrong. I also came across this news article. Actually their reporting is false. You can read romila thapar’s book

  • siddhurules

    it seems ki vision aur insights ki toh intentionally lga di hai UPSC ne… Not only that ye conventional coaching waalon ki bhi band baja di hai… UPSC has murmured loud into the coachingwaalas ear that see you cant predict us… UPSC whispered to the candidates..” I know what you dont know”

  • Crazy Beam !!!

    For 2018 Aspirant follow this link for polity, I have found it useful : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCcmrb-TGYI

  • Anon_101

    Thanks babaji scoring in the range of 128-132. Though i’m not an ILP student but solved your 60 days religiously.
    And being a genuine aspirant i won’t hesitate to write here that i also solved insight 45 days initiative, civils360 days initiative, some random free mock test wherever i found it , solved 35 test series of visionias, unacademy questions.
    All in all i exploited free initiatives whenever possible. So the least i could do is to thank the efforts of yours babaji.
    This exam has only made me humble and i appreciate the hardwork goes behind framing a single question.I still remember even after studying lakshmikant 8 times i never studied DPSP added in 42nd amendment as i never thought it to be fruitful but your 60 days plan covered that question and i was forced to learn it which eventually boosted my confidence in exam.

    I don’t know whether solving 6500+ questions helped me directly or not but the only thing which surely helped me is maintaing calm composure during exam. Psycho optional saved me there.
    will there be any answer writing questions for psycho babaji?

    • Sherlock

      Congrats Anon
      I had kept track of your performance during 60days plan (through my original user profile)
      I knew you will be scoring 120+ and you have achieved it
      All the best for Mains bro.. Optional kya hain?

      • Anon_101

        Thank you for the wishes bhai.
        Psychology optional hai. Aaj (24th) se prep start karne waala hoon mains ki. Bas samajh nhi aa raha plan out kaise karun.
        Bhai I hope we meet someday THERE… saath mein beer piyenge.

        • Sherlock

          Bhai zarur piyenge

        • Mukesh

          Bhai..beer mjhe bhi Yar 😛

          • Anon_101

            bhai bilkul yr..

          • Anon_101

            Bhai kya optional hai?
            Aur mains prep start kar di kya??
            Yahan to saala pechle 12 dino se movie hi nipta raha tha..

          • Mukesh

            Bhai sociology Hai Apna to. Han almost shuru h. Isliye zada active ni idhar. TLP pe milte hain. Movie band kr de Yar Warna dulhaniya koi aur le jaega 😛

    • Anon

      Very well done dear. Hope our efforts was helpful. We will try our best for the next hurdle i.e Mains. TLP Online will start very soon. See you there 🙂 All the very best!

  • Anonymous

    Kind request Babaji, please make ILP free for everyone just like 60 day plan so that everyone gets the benefit. It will be a greatest gift to all the aspirants.

    • Sherlock

      Sahi hai bhai..
      In future, when you are in some job, don’t take salary for what ever work you do as it will benefit everyone
      Hilarious comment 😀

  • Sherlock

    @[email protected]:disqus How do we know whether your claims are authentic, when we don’t have password or credentials for most of the reference sources which you have provided above?

    My parents were abusing me when I told them am scoring around 105-108. Thanks to claims like this. They were like – “maximum qns have come from big websites which u kept referring, now tell me why the hell you are still scoring below 110” (My bad they have subscribed to few websites)

    The other big institute from your city has claimed (indirectly) almost all questions by posting screen shots wherever they came across “keywords” of the questions instead of relevance to statements provided in the exam 😀
    Waise to GK today should claim all 100/100 for Prelims, Mains and Interview.
    We are not fooling anyone bolke cleverly they have fooled..

    If possible provide us screen shots, babaji.. Let the nation know how IAS aspirants like kids are getting fooled by these claims 😛

    • Mukesh

      Bhai

      I always believed that quality prevails and it speaks for itself. But looking at the BIG institutes blatant post with Key Words and the following blind comments, I realized its all about false claims. Look at the claims with just key words without any relevance with content and then see the comments. Anger at the same time LOL for such people. Stupidity at its best.

      When iasbaba has direct hits and more close resemblance it should be assertively shown without a second thought. I request babajee @iasbaba:disqus to give it a thought and come up with screenshots. I am saying this because I am one the ILP users and do not know why you shied away from doing this.

      I am even ready to share with you some of my analysis from ILP, value adds and babapedia where direct relevance is there not key words unlike others (in case you are busy). Janta insaaf chahti hi 😛

      • Hi Mukesh

        We will do it. You focus on Mains preparation 🙂 And thank you the faith and appreciation!

      • Sherlock

        How much you are scoring in Prelims?
        Are all those above mentioned sources authentic or has direct relevance?
        This time paper was tough and UPSC had framed qns exactly against the way in which what most of the online test series websites are trying to prepare their aspirants (as @[email protected]_oElm60Pz7a:disqus has mentioned below)
        I judicially followed only Baba’s 60days plan and Insights 45 days plan
        What is your optional?

        • Mukesh

          Bhai post refresh kr ek Bar Aur Khud dekh le. Mera score 132 h baba ke key se but I feel 4 to 5 questions me debate hi. Phir bhi 120 se niche ni jaega. Tera optional kya h?

          • Sherlock

            Kaun hai bey tu?
            130+ ??
            Your score must be the highest this year
            Mera Sociology optional hain.. Yours?

          • RISHABH

            @@disqus_lmsXwlplYe:disqus bhai could you share your optional strategy… i will be starting from sratch

          • Sherlock

            Arey Rishab bhai.. I did not know your optional was Socio..
            Join this group, we will discuss there – https://t.me/joinchat/AAAAAA56Yd6u8nQQhO6aOA

          • RISHABH

            bhai .. not writing tlp ?

      • Mukesh-Refresh this post now!

        • Mukesh

          Babajee 😀
          Itna to analysis Maine bhi ni Kiya tha. I m sure this will be a hard slap on those key words claims and blind follow up comments that are obviously fake. Though I have few reservations on sources but still more than 60 direct references for such paper of Upsc in itself speaks volume about your quality.
          This surely is a testimony for your hard work baba. Hats off. Keep growing and aashirwad banye rakhiye shagirdon pe. I’ll make u proud by securing rank in the final list

    • Hello Sherlock

      You are right. We should have done that. Realized it after that BIG CLAIM 😛

      We believe an aspirant should decide based on the quality and its efficacy for themselves. In the end we are happy that our users will clear and make into the final list and that is our reward. Because they know the worth of our initiatives be it ILP or others. We have received many Thank You emails from ILP users and non-ILP users. That’s our trophy.

      If we start claims based only on key words, ours will be more direct 🙂 Anyway, wait for ILP 2018 announcement. We will include screenshots for others to take a call and make informative decision themselves. Thanks for the suggestion!

      • Sherlock

        Babaji, I was not giving suggestions rather I was demanding proof
        If ILP 2018 is starting, why can’t you give old ILP free to your followers? This is my suggestion 🙏

      • Gokul kumar

        Babaji I am getting 95.33 as per revised key and I belong to OBC-NC category. Is there any hope for me to clear prelims. Kindly give your honest opinion it will certainly be very helpful, thanks in advance

        • Gokul

          Hopefully you will clear. Do not waste time and start with Mains preparation irrespective of result if you have to continue in 2018 also.

    • Sherlock. Refresh this post now 🙂

      • Sherlock

        🙏🙏
        Impressive.. Now I know what is inside ILP and how babapedia posts/pointers look like 😉 😀

        Good amount of qns have come directly from tests.. Great work Babaji.. Respect for u increased more.. Thanks for the proofs

        Can I join ILP 2017? I mean is there something exclusive for Mains 2017? Please reply

        • Sherlock
          ILP is integrated and we do not allow exclusive entries only for Mains or Prelims in ILP as such. Apology

  • Ravi
  • sndip

    these claims are untrue ,,,,,even claims of insights are false ,,,i can prove,,,see this year most of the serious aspirants know 80 % of question in which they knew the answer between two options and upsc has set the paper so smartly that most of students guess went wrong ,,,so just by giving keywords and claiming 68 questions is bizarre ,,,upsc have a clear vision they want to destroy coaching advantage and they have initiated the process

  • Surinder

    anybody here with Eng Lit as optional?

  • I solved your full lenght question paper i could find any question, and one thing “previous post can also be edited in wordpress platform, so don’t claim 65 question directly came through IAS BABA..

  • crap_nav

    @iasbaba:disqus i joined ilp2018 programme where can i use login details

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