IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- Prelims Test 2018 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 47]

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Hello Friends, 

Welcome to Day-47.

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 can you 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 to all questions. Do not cheat 😛


DETAILED MICRO ANALYSIS MATRIX SAMPLEis given here. You can download this and do an assessment for yourself.  DOWNLOAD

  • You can copy paste the same format/modify as per your need in Google Spreadsheet and update it on daily basis.
  • Feedback talks about daily test results.
  • Follow-up talks about daily target achieved from sources and the number of revisions to do/done and dates. Sources column is to ensure that aspirants do not run behind various sources and follow the same throughout.


Are you ready? Let’s start!


Q.1) What type of mirrors are used in torches, search-lights and vehicle headlights?

  1. Convex mirrors
  2. Plane mirrors
  3. Concave mirrors
  4. Both (a) and (c)

Q.2) Which of the following are the medical applications of ultrasound?

  1. Echocardiography
  2. Ultrasonography
  3. Lithotripsy
  4. SONAR

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.3) Which of the following phenomenon are must for rainbow formation?

  1. Reflection
  2. Refraction
  3. Dispersion
  4. Polarization

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.4) Consider the following statements.

  1. Metal detector works on the principle of electromagnetic induction.
  2. Transformer works on the principle of mutual induction.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.5) Which of the following are the applications of polaroid?

  1. Polaroids are widely used as polarizing sun glasses.
  2. Polaroid films are used to produce three-dimensional moving pictures.
  3. In calculators and watches, letters and numbers are formed by liquid crystal display(LCD) through polarization of light.
  4. Polarization is also used to study size and shape of molecules.  

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.6) When ant bites irritation/itching starts, which of the following substance will you rub on the place of bite to reduce irritation?

  1. Common salt
  2. Lemon
  3. Baking soda
  4. Chili powder

Q.7) We see lightning much before we hear its thunder because

  1. As a natural phenomenon, thunder occurs after lightning.
  2. Intensity of light waves is more than sound waves.
  3. Wavelengths of light waves is more than sound waves.
  4. All the above

Q.8) Piezoelectric Effect is the ability of certain materials to generate an electric charge in response to applied mechanical stress. Which of the following materials show this effect?

  1. Quarts
  2. Mica
  3. Limestone
  4. Diamond

Q.9) Process of endoscopy is used to see the internal organs. Which of the following phenomenon is responsible for working of endoscopy?

  1. Reflection
  2. Total Internal reflection
  3. Scattering
  4. Diffraction

Q.10) Which of the following phenomenon are studied under ‘Fulminology’?

  1. Seismic waves
  2. Volcanoes
  3. Lightning
  4. Rainbows

Q.11) Which of the following statements correctly explains the term ‘Black Ice’?

  1. It is the name given to frozen petroleum.
  2. Solid Carbon dioxide
  3. It is a thin layer of transparent ice formed on the road.
  4. It is the name given to icebergs on which soot and black carbon has settled.

Q.12) Parsec is a unit of measurement used to measure distance in Space. One Parsec is equal to

  1. 5 light years
  2. 3.261 light years
  3. 7.48 light years
  4. 11.2 light years

Q.13) Almost everyone has switched to DTH connections from the archaic cable connections. Which part of the DTH satellite dish converts the radio wave signals to electrical signals?

  1. Modem
  2. Parabolic dish
  3. Orthomode tranceducer (OMT)
  4. Low Noise Block Convertor (LMB)

Q.14) After your selection if you would want to boil water in your academy, in which of the following academies, the water will boil at the lowest temperature?

  1. LABSNAA, Mussoorie
  2. National Police Academy, Hyderabad
  3. National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur
  4. Water will boil at the same temperature everywhere

Q.15) The “Lodestone” has a historical significance as being humans’ first encounter with a new phenomenon. What mineral is closest to this material?

  1. Limonite
  2. Hematite
  3. Magnetite
  4. Siderite

Q.16) Recently a discovery of what was named ‘Ata’ after its location in the Atacama desert of Chile led to the suspicion that it may be an ‘Alien’ from outer space. What was this in fact?

  1. A flying saucer-like object
  2. A six-inch fossil skeleton
  3. A hitherto unknown animal species
  4. A five-feet reptile

Q.17) Which of these discoveries is a landmark evidence of Big Bang theory?

  1. Quasars
  2. The first exoplanet 51 Pegasi b
  3. Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation
  4. Supernova

Q.18) Invisible to the naked eye, prokaryotes such as archaea and bacteria form a huge section of the living world. What is the characteristic of these microbes?

  1. They have a well-defined membrane-bound nucleus.
  2. They are found only in water bodies.
  3. They contain membrane-bound organelles.
  4. They have no well-defined membrane-bound nucleus.

Q.19) What is solar geoengineering?

  1. Study on how to reduce the glare from the sun to curb climate change
  2. Study of the sun’s surface
  3. Study of the relationship between Earth and Sun
  4. All of the above

Q.20) We all know WiFi. Now, what is SoFi?

  1. Robotic fish, built with a generic fish design
  2. The first robot declared a citizen by Saudi Arabia
  3. Next generation WiFi
  4. Social Finance, online personal finance company

Q.21) Recently, a 3D conic device called ‘Artificial Transpiration’ that can increase solar-thermal conversion was developed by –

  1. France
  2. Faroe Islands
  3. China
  4. USA

Q.22) ‘Vientiane Vision’ is concerned with which of the following organizations?

  1. BRICS
  2. ASEAN
  3. The Quad
  4. APEC

Q.23) Consider the following statements about ‘Sela Pass’

  1. It carries the main road connecting Tawang with the rest of India
  2. It is a sacred site in Tibetan Buddhism
  3. A tunnel is being constructed through the pass by Border Roads Organisation under ‘Project SAMPARK’

Select the correct statements

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

Q.24) Which of the following is under the ambit of Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010

  1. Establishments under the military forces
  2. All public establishments
  3. All private establishments
  4. AYUSH establishments

Select the correct code:

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

Q.25) Find the odd one out

  1. Giant ant eater
  2. Echidna
  3. Pangolin
  4. Tamandua

Q.26) Consider the following statements about Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD)

  1. It looks at a range of issues in a particular country, and seeks to identify barriers to and/or opportunities for sustainable poverty reduction and shared prosperity
  2. It is an analytical exercise conducted by World Economic Forum

Select the correct statements

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

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