IASbaba ’60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2016 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [DAY 17]

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IASbaba ’60 Day Plan’ – Prelims Test 2016 [Day 17]


Q.1) DNA Origami involves making shapes out of DNA in

a) 1 Dimension

b) 2 Dimension

c) 1 and 2 Dimensions

d) 2 and 3 Dimensions

Q.2) Consider the following

  1. Change in state
  2. Change in temperature
  3. Change in colour
  4. Evolution of a gas

Which of the above observations leads to a chemical reaction?

a) 1, 3 and 4

b) 2, 3 and 4

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.3) Consider the following

  1. Fuelling of Space Shuttle
  2. Photosynthesis
  3. Corrosion of metals
  4. Rancidity
  5. Enzymes
  6. Combustion

Which of the above involves ‘Redox’ reaction?

a) 1, 2 and 5

b) 2, 3, 5 and 6

c) 1, 2, 4 and 5

d) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Q.4) Consider the following statements

  1. All non-metals are either solid or gases
  2. All metals are solid at room temperature
  3. All non-metals are non-lustrous
  4. All non-metals are bad conductors of electricity

Select the incorrect code

a) 1, 3 and 4

b) 1, 2 and 3

c) 2 and 4 Only

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.5) Consider the following

  1. Sodium
  2. Gold
  3. Magnesium
  4. Copper
  5. Calcium
  6. Platinum

Which of the above are found in nature as Free Elements?

a) 1, 2 and 6

b) 2, 3 and 5

c) 2, 4 and 6

d) 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6

Q.6) Choose the incorrect statement

a) When a solid melts its temperature changes

b) Water vapour at 100 degree Celsius have more energy than normal water at the same temperature

c) Change in pressure can change the state of matter

d) Both (a) and (b)

Q.7). Recently NASA’s new horizon had sent close-up images of Pluto. Consider following statements about New Horizons

  1. New Horizons is an interplanetary space probe that was launched as a part of NASA’s New Frontiers program
  2. A space probe is a robotic spacecraft that leaves Earth orbit and explores space.
  3. Space environment around Pluto and its moons has a lot of dust.

Select the correct statements

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) All of the above

d) None of the above

Q.8) Consider the following statements about ‘jet lag’

  1. It is a physiological condition which results from alterations to the body’s circadian rhythms resulting from rapid long-distance trans-meridian travel on high-speed aircraft.
  2. It is also known as desynchronosis or circadian dysrhythmia

Select the correct statements –

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.9) Mentha also known as mint is a very beneficial crop for farmers in India. Consider the statements regarding crop ‘Mentha’

  1. India is a net importer of mentha
  2. It is included in Minimum Support Price (MSP)
  3. Menthol is obtained from plant mentha

Select the correct statement/s

a) Only 1

b) 1 and 2

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) Only 3

Q.10) Consider the following statements regarding e-waste

  1. Pyro metallurgy and hydro metallurgy are the processes used to extract gold from e-waste
  2. Pyro metallurgy is a process in which leaching chemicals are used.
  3. Hydro metallurgy is a process to extract gold using high temperatures.

Select the incorrect statements

a) Only 1

b) Only 1 and 2

c) Only 2 and 3

d) All of the above

Q.11) Consider the following statements:

  1. Orbital speed of a satellite is independent of its mass
  2. Orbital speed of a satellite depends upon the radius of orbit (height of satellite from the surface of earth)
  3. Period of revolution of a satellite is independent of its mass
  4. Escape velocity is independent of the mass, shape and size of the body and its direction of projection

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 3 and 4 only

b) 1, 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 3 and 4 only

d) All of the above


Q.12) Consider the following statements and select the incorrect statement/s from the codes given below:

  1. The addition of detergent or soap decreases the viscosity of water and thus increases the cleaning ability
  2. If a clean and dry needle is kept slowly on the surface of water, it floats due to surface tension of water

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.13) Identify the incorrect pair/s from the following:

  1. Biggest Solar Observatory : : Kodaikanal
  2. National Remote Sensing Centre : : Mahendragiri
  3. INSAT Master Control Facility : : Hassan
  4. Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) : : Byalalu

Choose the correct code:

a) 3 only

b) 3 and 4 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 2 only

Q.14) Which among the following waves are examples of Electromagnetic waves?

  1. X-rays
  2. g-rays
  3. ?-rays
  4. ?-rays
  5. Ultrasonic wave

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 5 only

d) 1, 2 and 5 only 


Q.15) Consider the following statements in regard to India’s 3-stage Nuclear Power Programme:

  1. The first stage Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) use natural uranium as fuel and heavy water as moderator and coolant
  2. The second stage Fast Breeder Reactors (FBRs) use plutonium (which is produced by irradiation of uranium-238) and liquid sodium as coolant
  3. The third stage is based on the thorium-uranium-233 cycle. Uranium-233 is obtained by irradiation of thorium.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All of the above 


Q.16) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the Lists:

LIST – I                        LIST – II

a) Anupam-Ameya                1) BARC

b) PARAM Yuva                     2) ISRO

c) SAGA                                   3) C-DAC

d) Vikram-100                       4) Physical Research Laboratory


a) 1-2-3-4

b) 1-3-2-4

c) 4-2-3-1

d) 4-3-2-1 


Q.17) Which of the following are illustrations of total internal reflection?

  1. Shining of air bubble in water
  2. Sparkling of diamond
  3. Increase in duration of sun’s visibility
  4. Mirage and looming
  5. Ophthalmoscope

Choose the appropriate code:

a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

b) 1 , 2 and 5 only

c) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only

d) All of the above


Q.18) Which among the following statements is/are true in regard to DNA and RNA?

  1. Sugar is deoxyribose type in DNA, whereas sugar is just ribose type in RNA
  2. DNA is double stranded structure, whereas RNA is single stranded structure
  3. DNA is found in both nucleus and cytoplasm, RNA is found only in nucleus

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All of the above 


Q.19) Which among the following statements is/are true?

  1. Apart from blood groups – O, A, B and AB, there is a special type of blood group (hh)
  2. ‘A’ type blood can accept blood from ‘A’ type or ‘O’ type and not from ‘AB’ or ‘B’ type donors
  3. The main reason behind the difference in blood of human is the glyco protein which is found in RBC called antigen

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All of the above

Q.20) Consider the following statements with regard to Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)

  1. AERB is engaged in the development of nuclear power technology, applications of radiation technologies in the fields of agriculture, medicine, industry, and basic research.
  2. The safety standards formulated by AERB are at par with those recommended by the international organisations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP).

Choose the appropriate code from below:

a) Only 1 is correct

b) Only 2 is correct

c) Both 1 and 2 are correct

d) Both 1 and 2 are incorrect 


Q.21) “Razmnama” is a Persian translation of which of the following Indian works

a) Ramayana

b) Mahabharata

c) Bhagavathgeetha

d) Atarvanaveda


Q.22) “Leelavathi” of Bhaskara is an ancient treatise related to which of the following subject

a) Mathematics

b) Medicine

c) Surgery

d) Poetry

Q.23) Consider the following

  1. Decrease in temperature.
  2. Exposure to low tides
  3. Run off and pollution

Which of the above is/are major cause of coral bleaching?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All

Q.24) Consider the following

  1. Olive Ridley turtles
  2. Hawks bill turtles
  3. Leather back turtle

Which of the above group of turtles come for  mass nesting to India?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All

Q.25) Pradhan Mantri Fasal bhima yojana aims to unburden the farmers who are exposed to the vulnerabilities of natural calamities. Consider the following statements

  1. The scheme aims to provide 2% annual insurance premium for Rabi crops
  2. For horticulture crops the rate of premium is 10 %

Select the correct answer

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None

Q.26) Consider the following rivers

  1. Mandovi
  2. Zuari
  3. Barak

Which of the above river does not flow in the state of Goa?

a) 2 and 3 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 3 only

d) 1 and 2 only

Q.27) Operation Red lotus is a group of Maratha Mughal alliance led by which of the following  freedom fighter

a) Balaji baji rao

b) Shah Alam

c) Tantya tope

d) Balaji Vishwanath

Q.28) Consider the following

  1. World bank – New York
  2. WTO – Washington
  3. UNESCO – Paris

Which of the above international organisation and there headquarters is wrongly matched?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) None of the above


Q.29) Amir Khusro, a scholar poet and musicologist of rare talents was present in the court of which medieval Indian ruler

a) Allauddin khilji

b) Akbar

c) Iltimush

d) Balban

Q.30) Consider the following statement with respect to CERN

  1. CERN is the world’s largest body of experts in nuclear and particle physics, where scientists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of universe by using the most sophisticated scientific instruments and advanced systems.
  2. CERN is the birthplace of “www” (World Wide Web) which is regularly used to browse the internet.

Select the correct option with respect to CERN

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both

d) None


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