IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2017 History and Current Affairs [Day 56]

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So, here we are with the 56th 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 Puranas refers to a detailed procedure related to the art of painting?

  1. Vishnu Purana
  2. Vishnu Dharmottara Purana
  3. Markandeya Purana
  4. Vayu Purana 

Q.2) Consider the following statements:

  1. Buland Darwaja was constructed by Akbar to commemorate his conquest of Malwa.
  2. The Upanishads were rendered into Persian by Dara Shikoh under the title of Sirr-i-Akbar.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Consider the following matches:

Philosophy             Founder

  1. Sankhya –            Gautama
  2. Yoga  –                 Patanjali
  3. Vaisheshikha  –  Kanad (Kannada)
  4. Nyaya  –               Kapila

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

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

Q.4) Which of the following were brought by the Portuguese to India?

  1. Cotton and Banana
  2. Tobacco and Red chillies
  3. Assessment of land revenue on the basis of nature of the soil
  4. Pineapples and Cashewnuts

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

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

Q.5) Consider the following:

1.      Ibn Battuta       i.            Tabaqat I Nasri
2.      Al beruni       ii.            Kitab ul Hind
3.      Amir Khusro       iii.            Kitab ul Rehla
4.      Minhas us Siraj       iv.            Tughlaqnama

Match the above writers and their works

  1. 1-ii 2-iii 3-i 4-iv
  2. 1-iii 2-ii 3-i 4-iv
  3. 1-iii 2-ii 3-iv 4-i
  4. 1-ii 2-iii 3-iv 4-i

Q.6) Consider the following statements

  1. The iqta system acted as a tool for centralization under the sultanate
  2. The holders of iqta were known as Muqti or Wali
  3. Iltutmish was the first to regularize the Iqta system
  4. Firuz Shah Tughlaq made iqtas hereditary

Which of above statements are true?

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements

  1. Pietra Dura is the technique of inlaying mosaic with precious stones
  2. This technique was first used by Mughals in Taj Mahal at Agra

Which of the above statements is true?

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

Q.8) Which of the following statements is not true?

  1. Dagh and Chehra system were introduced by Muhammad Bin Tughlaq
  2. The zabati system was introduced by Akbar
  3. Kabuliyat and Patta as instruments of settlement were introduced by Sher Shah Suri
  4. Balban constituted the military department or Diwan-I-Arz for first time

Q.9) Consider the following:

  1. Nicolo de Conti
  2. Ibn Batuta
  3. Al Beruni
  4. Marco Polo

Place these travelers according to the order they visited India starting from the earliest.

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

Q.10) In which of the following monuments was the first true arch in India built?

  1. Tomb of Iltutmish
  2. Allai darwaza
  3. Tomb of Balban
  4. Quwwat ul islam mosque

Q.11) Which of the following Sikh Gurus are correctly matched with the events associated with them?

  1. Guru Angad             : :     Pioneer of Gurumukhi script
  2. Guru Arjan               : :    Compiled the Holy book Adi Granth
  3. Guru Hargobind     : :      Built Harmandir Sahib
  4. Guru Gobind Singh  : :    Started Khalsa (Sikh Militias)

Select the code from below:

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

Q.12) ‘Urs’ is celebrated at the Mazars of Sufi Saints every year. It denotes

  1. Birth anniversary of Sufi Saint
  2. Death Anniversary of Sufi Saint
  3. Commemorate the date of Sainthood
  4. It is celebrated on a predetermined arbitrary day

Q.13) Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Amukta Malyada’?

  1. It is a book on politics written by Krishna Deva Raya on Politics.
  2. Amukta Malyada is written in Tamil.

Select the code from following:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.14) Consider the following statements:

  1. He was declared as Crown Prince by Shah Jehan.
  2. He translated 50 Upanishads from Sanskrit to Persian.
  3. Because of his inclinations and fame amongst people, he was popularly known as ‘Akbar e Sani’ (Second Akbar).

The above statements refer to which of the following personalities?

  1. Aurangzeb
  2. Murad
  3. Dara Shikoh
  4. Jahangir 

Q.15) Which of the following statements are correct regarding Tomb of Itimad ud Daulah?

  1. It was built by Shah Jehan.
  2. It is the first complete marble building in India.
  3. This is the first Mughal structure to use Pietra Dura(Stone inlay) technique.

Select the code from below:

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

Q.16) Consider the following statements regarding Rabindranath Tagore

  1. He was born in Chittagong now in Bangladesh
  2. He denounced Knighthood award in protest of Partition of Bengal
  3. Visva-Bharti University was founded by him

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.17) World Metrology Day is celebrated on

  1. 15th May
  2. 18th May
  3. 20th May
  4. 22nd May

Q.18) Consider the following about Dhola-Sadiya Bridge

  1. It is also called Bhupen Hazarika Bridge
  2. It connects Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunanchal Pradesh
  3. It is built across Dibang River, one of the tributaries of Brahmaputra

Which of the given statements is/are incorrect?

  1. Only 3
  2. 2 and 3
  3. 1 and 3
  4. None

Q.19) Consider the following statements regarding UN-Habitat

  1. It is the United Nations agency for human settlements and sustainable urban development
  2. It was established in 1978 as an outcome of the First UN Conference on Human Settlements and Sustainable Urban Development
  3. It is headquartered at Athens, Greece

Which of the given statements is/are correct?

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

Q.20) Which of the following are the potential areas where ‘Telemetry’ finds application?

  1. Railways
  2. Formula One Racing
  3. Agriculture
  4. Water Management

Select the correct code

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

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