IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 History and Current Affairs [Day 55]

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So, here we are with the 55th Day of 60 Days Plan. It is the third edition of 60 Days program but seems like the first one because of the excitement involved everywhere, including us 🙂

We are equally excited and pumped. Our Team is working hard to make you realize your dream. Do not take it insincerely and let us down. Your faith and participation has to be in sync with the amount of hard work and effort we do.

Let us pledge to make it a big game changer (better than last year) in the next 60 days!

Importance of Self – Tracking: Learning from Last Year

Last year, aspirants used to comment their answers in the comment box on daily basis. There were huge participation in discussion. Putting answers in comment box has been very effective to self track yourself after updating the score. In the end you can cross check your performance through disqus profile.

It was highly effective in the last edition of 60 Days that propelled aspirants to monitor their performance and learn through discussion. Let you solve these questions with full honesty and write your result in the comment box. Interact with peers to know your mistakes.

The importance of this initiative stands time bound and aggressive reverse engineering to learn the concepts. Many of you must be busy with your own strategy but let us tell you honestly that in the last two months, it is very important to revise and consolidate your learning. Just reading won’t suffice.

So, take out few hours from your schedule and make it a revision exercise.

How you can make the best use of it?

Be honest to your effort and do not start competing with XYZ aspirants here just for the sake of marks. It is more important for you to introspect and check your learning than focusing on others. Try to answer the questions in 20 minutes only. 

Do not get into negative feeling that I don’t have enough knowledge to answer these questions. Feel like you are taking the real exam. What would be your response then?

The same will be replicated in UPSC exam. Here, you get marks only and nothing else matters. So make effort to know the answers of all questions. Do not cheat 😛

Baba’s Gyan for REVISION

Many of you, almost all, asks about effective revision strategy! Can there be any?

Let us tell you something Baba does 😀 

You guys study a lot and there is no issue with the hard work that has been put in. But when it comes to input-output comparison, your performance is questionable.

What to do?

Just do this for a Week: Go to bed before stipulated time of your sleep, at least 1 hour before. Close your eyes and try to relax your mind. You should attain full comfort and calmness.

Do this on the First Day: Imagine the full story of a recent movie that you have watched. Try to recollect from starting to end. See, whether you are able to depict the clear picture or not!

Now, do the same for everything you learnt from morning specially the ones you struggled with. Since it is fresh, most of the things should flow into your mind smoothly. Check what is your recollecting capacity.

For example, if you prepared Polity Day 2: Topics- Try to collect all important concepts and learning of the day.

Trust us, this exercise if done with sincerity will give you immense confidence as well as boost your performance. There is no ideal time for revision and there cannot be any specific date put for it, as commonly done.

This will always expose your weaknesses the very same day and if you tend to forget something, can always get back to consolidate and cement it.


Must to Do: Read the detailed article regarding Micro Analysis Matrix and follow the guidelines- Click Here

Try to hold your nerves and learn to control the temptation. This is very important art to learn and implement!

Are you ready? Let’s start



Q.1) Which of the following are the Martial Art forms of India?

  1. Silambam
  2. Thang ta
  3. Gatka

Select the code from below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 2and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.2) Consider the following statement related to “Thumri”

  1. It is a love song.
  2. It is termed as ‘semi’ or ‘light’ classical.
  3. It is non-lyrical in its structure and presentation.

Choose the appropriate option from code given below:

  1. 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. All of them are correct.

Q.3) Consider the following statement about “Pakhawaj”?

  1. It is an example of Percussion Instrument
  2. It usually accompanies Dhrupad style of singing

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both
  4. None

Q.4) Kundhei, Bommalattam are an example of

  1. Theatre form of Kerala.
  2. Form of String puppetry.
  3. cloth painting of TamilNadu.
  4. Folk dance of Karnataka

Q.5) Vipassana, which means to see things as they are, is one of the most ancient techniques of meditation. Which of the following is correct about it?

  1. It belongs to Theravada tradition of Buddhism.
  2. It belongs to Brahminical Tradition.
  3. It is rediscovered during bhakti period of Medieval India.
  4. It is a non-sectarian tradition.

Q.6) ‘Ras’ and ‘Sankirtana’ are popular forms of which of the following classical dances?

  1. Sattriya
  2. Manipuri
  3. Kuchipudi
  4. Kathakali

Q.7) Consider the following statements with respect to Bagh paintings:

  1. The Bagh caves situated near Mandu were discovered by Dangerfield in 1818 CE.
  2. It is a unique example of Buddhist tradition.
  3. The paintings of Bagh are not related to the worldly life of humans.

Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 2 only
  4. 1 and 3 only

Q.8) Consider the following pairs

  1. Zardozi       –  Beautiful embroidery done using metal threads.
  2. Phulkari     –  Simple and sparse embroidery done on Shawls and Scarfs.
  3. Ramman    –  Festival of Karnataka based on ‘Ramayana’.

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. All of them are correctly matched.

Q.9) The shari‘a (the law governing the Muslim community) remain in news for various controversial issues in recent times. It is evolved from which of the following sources?

  1. Quran
  2. Hadis
  3. Qiyas
  4. Ijma

Choose the appropriate option using code below:

  1. 1,2 and 3 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 1,2 and 4 only
  4. All of them are correct.

Q.10) Consider the following statement regarding Qutub-ud- din Aibak:

  1. Qutub-ud- Din Aibak was the founder of first independent Turkish kingdom in Northern India.
  2. According to Minhaj-us- Siraj, Aibak has been given the title of ‘Lakh Baksh’ or ‘giver of lakhs’.
  3. Hasan-un- Nizami, author of Tarikh-i- Mubarik Shahi was patronised by him.
  4. Quwat-ul- Islam mosque was constructed by him.

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

  1. 1,3 and 4
  2. 2,3 and 4
  3. 1,2 and 4
  4. All of the above.

Q.11) Which of the following kings engraved the image of Goddess Lakshmi in his coins?

  1. Qutub ud din Aibak
  2. Iltutmish
  3. Akbar
  4. Aurangzeb

Q.12) Which of the following statements are correct regarding Alauddin Khilji?

  1. He was the first Muslim ruler in India to have a standing army.
  2. He introduced the concept of ‘Dagh’ and ‘Chehra’ to check corruption in Army.
  3. He attempted a Minar, double the size of Qutub Minar, infront of Qutub Minar.

Select the code from below:

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.13) Who of the following travellers wrote an account ‘Kitab ul Rehla’?

  1. Al Beruni
  2. Ibn Batutta
  3. Megasthenes
  4. Amir Khusro

Q.14) Which one of the following Dynasties is not correctly matched with their founders?

  1. Khilji Jalal Uddin Khilji
  2. Tughlaq Mohammad bin Tughlaq
  3. Sayyad Khizr Khan
  4. Lodhi Bahlol Lodhi

Q.15) Consider the following statements regarding ‘Adi Shankaracharya’:

  1. He gave the philosophy of ‘Advaitavada’ (non – dualism).
  2. He established four Mathas at Badrinath, Dwarka, Sringeri and Puri.
  3. His followers were called Gyan Margi.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. All of the above

Q.16) Which of the following comes under Central Armed Police Forces (CRPF)?

  1. Assam Rifles (AR)
  2. Border Security Force (BSF)
  3. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  4. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  5. Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  6. National Security Guard (NSG)
  7. Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

Select the correct code

  1. 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7
  2. 2,3,4,5,6 and 7
  3. 1,2,3,4,6 and 7
  4. 2,3,4,5 and 7

Q.17) Consider the following about Saint Tyagraja

  1. He was one of the greatest composers of Carnatic music
  2. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva
  3. The Tyagaraja Aradhana is the world’s largest gathering of musicians and music practitioners on the banks of Krishna River

Which of the given statements is/are incorrect?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. Only 2
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.18) Consider the following statements regarding Thalassaemia

  1. It is a genetic blood disorder commonly characterized by the abnormal production of haemoglobin in the body
  2. GoI has launched a National Policy on Thalassaemia that will be put under National Health Mission
  3. World Thalassaemia Day is celebrated on 8th of May

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Q.19) Consider the following statements about Indian Star Tortoise

  1. It is an exotic species of tortoise endemic to India
  2. It is protected under Schedule IV of the Wildlife (Protection) Act of 1972
  3. The IUCN status of Indian Star Tortoise is Endangered

Which of the given statements is/are incorrect?

  1. 1 and 2
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. Only 1

Q.20) Which Indian State has the maximum number of Nuclear Power Reactors?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Karnataka
  4. Rajasthan

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