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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan- IAS Prelims Test Series 2020 ECONOMICS & CURRENT AFFAIRS [Day 9]

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Hello Friends, 

ARCHIVES OF 60 DAYS

The 60 Days Training has finally begun:) DAY 9 is here!

Before any competition, there is a preparatory phase. That phase involves a lot of sessions on strengths and weaknesses. Throughout the preparatory phase, the athletes train in a gradual manner.

In the last phase, just before the actual competition, the training is done so as to sharpen their skills. This training requires complete focus and dedication. In this phase, the athletes do not try anything new or train in a new fashion rather focus on the sharpening of skills, focusing on strength and precision.

Similarly, the upcoming 60 days, is like the last phase (training session), just before the actual competition. Here, the focus should be on sharpening the concepts, consolidating the knowledge base and solidifying the learning with loads and loads of revision.

You will come across many distractions in between in the name of sources and resources (exclusive and inclusive), beware of them. Be alert and objective in selecting your companions in this preparation. Trust your effort and revise more than falling prey to multiple resources and doing nothing in the end.

Everything that seems attractive is not productive. You should always go for productivity. 

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

Note- Download the OMR Sheet and attempt the questions exactly like UPSC Prelims. After you are done, please post your OMR in the comment section. Once the solution key is released (5 PM), cross-check the answers and again, comment the marks (you got) in the same comment thread. This will keep you responsible and sincere in days to come. Also, we need more sets of scores for releasing the cut offs in the night so, requesting all of you to sincerely put your scores in comment section.   

You can also take part in discussion with peers.  


Q.1) In the context of Indian economy, consider the following statements

  1. The Gross domestic product has steadily increased in the last five years
  2. The growth rate in per capita income has steadily increased in the last five years

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 

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

Q.1) भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था के संदर्भ में, निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें

  1. पिछले पांच वर्षों में सकल घरेलू उत्पाद में लगातार वृद्धि हुई है
  2. पिछले पांच वर्षों में प्रति व्यक्ति आय में वृद्धि दर लगातार बढ़ी है

ऊपर दिए गए कथनों में से कौन सा सही है / हैं?

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. 1 और 2 दोनों
  4. न तो 1 और न ही 2

Q.2) Which of the following can lead to the growth of Human Capital?

  1. Investment in Education
  2. On the job training
  3. Migration

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.2) निम्नलिखित में से कौन मानव पूंजी में संवृद्धि कर सकता है?

  1. शिक्षा में निवेश
  2. नौकरी में प्रशिक्षण
  3. प्रवास (Migration)

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही उत्तर चुनें

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 1 और 2
  3. केवल 1 और 3
  4. उपरोक्त सभी

Q.3) The Gross National Product of India considers

  1. The Income of only resident and non-resident citizens of a country
  2. The Income of only resident citizens of a country
  3. The Income of both resident citizens and foreigners who reside within Indian territory
  4. The Income of resident, non-resident citizens and foreigners who reside within Indian territory

Q.3) भारत में सकल राष्ट्रीय उत्पाद (Gross National Product) है

  1. देश के केवल निवासी और अनिवासी नागरिकों की आय
  2. किसी देश के केवल निवासी नागरिकों की आय
  3. भारतीय क्षेत्र में रहने वाले निवासी नागरिकों और विदेशियों दोनों की आय
  4. निवासी, गैर-निवासी नागरिकों और विदेशियों की आय जो भारतीय क्षेत्र के भीतर रहते हैं

Q.4) Which of the following are considered as Final Goods?

  1. Services of a doctor
  2. Vegetables bought by a restaurant to serve customers 
  3. Machine bought by a company as an investment

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 3 only
  3. None of the above
  4. All of the above

Q.4) निम्न में से किसे अंतिम उत्पाद (Final Goods) माना जाता है?

  1. एक डॉक्टर की सेवाएं
  2. ग्राहकों की सेवा के लिए एक रेस्तरां द्वारा खरीदी गई सब्जियां
  3. एक कंपनी द्वारा निवेश के रूप में खरीदी गई मशीन

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही उत्तर चुनें

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 1 और 3
  3. इनमें से कोई भी नहीं
  4. उपरोक्त सभी

Q.5) National income (NI) in India is a term used for

  1. Net National Product at market cost
  2. Gross National Product at factor cost
  3. Net National Product at factor cost
  4. Net Domestic Product at market cost

Q.5) भारत में राष्ट्रीय आय (NI) एक शब्द है, जिसका प्रयोग किया जाता है

  1. बाजार लागत पर शुद्ध राष्ट्रीय उत्पाद
  2. कारक लागत पर सकल राष्ट्रीय उत्पाद
  3. कारक लागत पर शुद्ध राष्ट्रीय उत्पाद
  4. बाजार लागत पर शुद्ध घरेलू उत्पाद

Q.6) Consider the following statements regarding Real and Nominal GDP

  1. Real GDP is calculated using the price of goods and services at the base year
  2. Nominal GDP is calculated using the price of the goods and services in that particular year

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.6) वास्तविक (Real) और नाममात्र (Nominal) जीडीपी के बारे में निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें

  1. आधार वर्ष में वस्तुओं एवं सेवाओं की कीमत का उपयोग करके वास्तविक जीडीपी की गणना की जाती है
  2. नाममात्र जीडीपी की गणना उस विशेष वर्ष में वस्तु एवं सेवाओं की कीमत का उपयोग करके की जाती है

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही उत्तर चुनें

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. 1 और 2 दोनों
  4. न तो 1 और न ही 2

Q.7) Which among the following activities constitute Secondary sector in an Economy

  1. Mining
  2. Construction
  3. Manufacturing

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.7) निम्नलिखित गतिविधियों में से कौन एक अर्थव्यवस्था में द्वितीयक क्षेत्र का गठन करती है

  1. खनन (Mining)
  2. निर्माण (Construction)
  3. विनिर्माण (Manufacturing)

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही उत्तर चुनें

  1. केवल 1 और 3
  2. केवल 2 और
  3. केवल 3
  4. उपरोक्त सभी

Q.8) Consider the following statements regarding the Human Development Index (HDI)

  1. It is an index prepared by the United Nations Development Program
  2. The basic dimensions are – long and healthy life, education and a decent standard of living

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.8) मानव विकास सूचकांक (HDI) के बारे में निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें।

  1. यह संयुक्त राष्ट्र विकास कार्यक्रम द्वारा तैयार एक सूचकांक है
  2. मूल आयाम – लंबा एवं स्वस्थ जीवन, शिक्षा तथा जीवन जीने का एक सभ्य स्तर है

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही उत्तर चुनें

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. 1 और 2 दोनों
  4. न तो 1 और न ही 2

Q.9) The goods for which the demand increases as the price increases, because of its exclusive nature and appeal as a status symbol is called

  1. Giffen goods
  2. Veblen goods
  3. Luxury goods
  4. Inferior goods

Q.9) वह वस्तु, जिसकी क़ीमत बढ़ाने पर मांग बढ़ जाती है, क्योंकि उसकी विशेष प्रकृति तथा पदस्थिति के प्रतीक के रूप में मानी जाती है

  1. गिफेन वस्तुएं
  2. वेब्लेन वस्तुएं
  3. विलासिता की वस्तुएं
  4. निम्न कोटि की वस्तुएं

Q.10) In the context of Indian economy, consider the following statements

  1. The Share of Services sector in India’s GVA (Gross value added) has steadily increased in the last five years
  2. The Share of Primary sector in India’s GVA (Gross value added) has steadily decreased in the last five years

Choose the correct statement/s using the codes given below

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

Q.10) भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था के संदर्भ में, निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें

  1. पिछले पाँच वर्षों में भारत के GVA (सकल मूल्य वर्धित) में सेवा क्षेत्र का हिस्सा, लगातार बढ़ा है
  2. पिछले पांच वर्षों में भारत के GVA (सकल मूल्य वर्धित) में प्राथमिक क्षेत्र का हिस्सा लगातार घटा है

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही विवरण चुनें

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. 1 और 2 दोनों
  4. न तो 1 और न ही 2

Q.11) If some manual laborers are fired from a company due to the introduction of automation, then what kind of unemployment do they face?

  1. Disguised Unemployment
  2. Structural unemployment
  3. Hidden unemployment
  4. Frictional unemployment

Q.11) अगर स्वचालन (automation) शुरू करने के कारण कुछ मैनुअल मजदूरों को कंपनी से निकाल दिया जाता है, तो वे किस तरह की बेरोजगारी का सामना करते हैं?

  1. प्रच्छन्न बेरोजगारी
  2. संरचनात्मक बेरोजगारी
  3. छिपी हुई बेरोजगारी
  4. घर्षणात्मक बेरोजगारी

Q.12) Consider the following statements regarding Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana

  1. It aims to create an enabling ecosystem for entrepreneurship promotion among youth
  2. It has been launched by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.12) प्रधानमंत्री युवा योजना के बारे में निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें

  1. इसका उद्देश्य युवाओं में उद्यमशीलता को बढ़ावा देने के लिए एक सक्षम पारिस्थितिकी तंत्र बनाना है
  2. इसे युवा मामले और खेल मंत्रालय द्वारा लॉन्च किया गया है

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही उत्तर चुनें

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. 1 और 2 दोनों
  4. न तो 1 और न ही 2

Q.13) Consider the following goods

  1. Grazing land
  2. Street light
  3. Service of Police

The opportunity cost for providing which of the above goods is zero?

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

Q.13) निम्नलिखित वस्तुओं पर विचार करें

  1. चारागाह भूमि
  2. स्ट्रीट लाइट
  3. पुलिस की सेवा

उपरोक्त वस्तुओं को प्रदान करने के लिए किसकी अवसर लागत (opportunity cost) शून्य है?

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 1 और 3
  3. केवल 2 और
  4. उपरोक्त सभी

Q.14) The Agriculture Census 2015-16 data shows that

  1. The average size of operational holding has declined
  2. The percentage share of female operational holders has increased

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.14) कृषि जनगणना 2015-16 के आंकड़ों से पता चलता है कि

  1. परिचालन धारकों (operational holding) के औसत आकार में गिरावट आई है
  2. महिला परिचालन धारकों का प्रतिशत शेयर बढ़ा है

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही उत्तर चुनें

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. 1 और 2 दोनों
  4. न तो 1 और न ही 2

Q.15) Which of the following are steps taken by the Government for the eradication of poverty?

  1. National Food Security Act
  2. Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana
  3. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.15) गरीबी उन्मूलन के लिए सरकार ने निम्नलिखित में से कौन से कदम उठाए हैं?

  1. राष्ट्रीय खाद्य सुरक्षा अधिनियम
  2. प्रधानमंत्री जन आरोग्य योजना
  3. महात्मा गांधी राष्ट्रीय ग्रामीण रोजगार गारंटी अधिनियम

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही उत्तर चुनें

  1. केवल 1 और 2
  2. केवल 1 और 3
  3. केवल 2 और
  4. उपरोक्त सभी

Q.16) The tax system followed by India is

  1. Progressive
  2. Proportional
  3. Regressive
  4. None of the above

Q.16) भारत में किस प्रकार की कर प्रणाली अपनायी गयी है

  1. प्रगतिशील (Progressive)
  2. आनुपातिक (Proportional)
  3. प्रतिगामी (Regressive)
  4. इनमें से कोई भी नहीं

Q.17) Consider the following statements regarding India’s tax collection

  1. The share of Personal Income tax has steadily increased for the last five years
  2. The share of Corporate Tax is higher than the share of Goods and Services Tax for the yeas 2019-20

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.17) भारत के कर संग्रह के संबंध में, निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें

  1. व्यक्तिगत आय कर का हिस्सा पिछले पांच वर्षों से लगातार बढ़ा है
  2. वर्ष 2019-20 के लिए निगम कर (Corporate Tax) की हिस्सेदारी, वस्तु एवं सेवा कर की हिस्सेदारी से अधिक है

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही उत्तर चुनें

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. 1 और 2 दोनों
  4. न तो 1 और न ही 2

Q.18) Consider the following statements regarding Economic Growth and Development

  1. Growth is quantitative while development is qualitative
  2. Economic growth is necessary for development

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.18) आर्थिक वृद्धि (Growth) एवं विकास (Development) के बारे में निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें

  1. वृद्धि मात्रात्मक है जबकि विकास गुणात्मक है
  2. विकास के लिए आर्थिक संवृद्धि आवश्यक है

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही उत्तर चुनें

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. 1 और 2 दोनों
  4. न तो 1 और न ही 2

Q.19) Consider the following statements

  1. While Real GDP calculation takes inflation in to account, Nominal GDP does not
  2. Nominal GDP is often higher than real GDP
  3. GDP in India is calculated by the Central Statistics Office

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.19) निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें

  1. वास्तविक जीडीपी गणना मुद्रास्फीति को ध्यान में रखती है, जबकि नाममात्र जीडीपी नहीं
  2. नाममात्र जीडीपी, वास्तविक जीडीपी की तुलना में अक्सर अधिक होती है
  3. भारत में जीडीपी की गणना केंद्रीय सांख्यिकी कार्यालय द्वारा की जाती है

उपरोक्त कथनों में से कौन सा सही है / हैं?

  1. केवल 1 और 2
  2. केवल 1 और 3
  3. केवल 2 और 3
  4. उपरोक्त सभी

Q.20) Consider the following statements regarding PM Shram Yogi Maan-dhan scheme

  1. It is launched by the Ministry of Labour and Employment
  2. Any worker in the unorganized sector can enrol in the scheme

Choose the correct answer using the codes given below

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

Q.20) प्रधानमंत्री श्रम योगी मान-धन योजना के बारे में निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें

  1. इसे श्रम और रोजगार मंत्रालय द्वारा लॉन्च किया गया है
  2. असंगठित क्षेत्र का कोई भी श्रमिक योजना में नामांकन कर सकता है

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही उत्तर चुनें

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. 1 और 2 दोनों
  4. न तो 1 और न ही 2

Q.21) With reference to Mekong-Ganga Cooperation, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an initiative by India and four ASEAN Countries.
  2. Initiative aims at achieving cooperation between members in tourism, culture, education, as well as transport and communications.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.21) मेकांग-गंगा सहयोग के संदर्भ में, निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें:

  1. यह भारत और चार आसियान देशों द्वारा एक पहल है।
  2. पहल का उद्देश्य पर्यटन, संस्कृति, शिक्षा, साथ ही परिवहन और संचार में सदस्यों के बीच सहयोग प्राप्त करना है।

ऊपर दिए गए कथनों में से कौन सा सही है / हैं?

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल 2
  3. 1 और 2 दोनों
  4. न तो 1 और न ही 2

Q.22)  The largest tribe among 75 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) of India is

  1. Saharia
  2. Baiga
  3. Jenu Kuruba
  4. Irular

Q.22) भारत के 75 विशेष रूप से कमजोर जनजातीय समूहों (PVTGs) के मध्य सबसे बड़ी जनजाति है

  1. सहरिया
  2. बैगा
  3. जेनु कुरुबा (Jenu Kuruba)
  4. इरुलार (Irular)

Q.23) India’s first National Time Release Study (TRS) is conducted by

  1. Ministry of Science and Technology
  2. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
  3. Ministry of Home Affairs
  4. Ministry of Finance

Q.23) भारत का प्रथम राष्ट्रीय समय सारणी अध्ययन (Time Release Study -TRS) किसके द्वारा आयोजित किया जाता है

  1. विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय
  2. संचार और सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय
  3. गृह मंत्रालय
  4. वित्त मत्रांलय

Q.24) Consider the following pairs:

              River City
  1. Tawi
Srinagar
      2. Musi  Hyderabad
     3. Narmada Surat

 

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

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

Q.24) निम्नलिखित युग्मों पर विचार करें:

                              नदी                          शहर 
1. तवी  श्रीनगर 
2. मुसी  हैदराबाद 
3. नर्मदा  सूरत 

 

ऊपर दिए गए युग्मों में से कौन सा सही तरीके से सुमेलित है?

  1. केवल 1 और 2
  2. केवल
  3. केवल 1 और 3
  4. केवल 2 और 3

Q.25) In which of the following state Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary is located?

  1. Odisha
  2. West Bengal
  3. Assam
  4. Chhattisgarh

Q.25) निम्न में से किस राज्य में लाओखोवा वन्यजीव अभयारण्य स्थित है?

  1. ओडिशा
  2. पश्चिम बंगाल
  3. असम
  4. छत्तीसगढ़

Q.26) Often seen in the news ‘Special Data Dissemination Standard’ was established by 

  1. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  2. UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  3. United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR)
  4. Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Q.26) अक्सर समाचारों में देखा जाने वाला विशेष डेटा प्रसार मानककिसके द्वारा स्थापित किया गया था

  1. अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मुद्रा कोष (IMF)
  2. जलवायु परिवर्तन पर संयुक्त राष्ट्र फ्रेमवर्क कन्वेंशन (UNFCCC)
  3. संयुक्त राष्ट्र मानवाधिकार आयोग (UNCHR)
  4. बैंक फॉर इंटरनेशनल सेटलमेंट्स (BIS)

Q.27) With reference to Price Stabilisation Fund, consider the following statements:

  1. It is constituted for the purpose of containing extreme volatility in prices of all essential agriculture commodities.
  2. It is maintained as a Central Corpus Fund by Small Farmers Agribusiness Consortium (SFAC).

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

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

Q.27) मूल्य स्थिरीकरण कोष (Price Stabilisation Fund) के संदर्भ में, निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें:

  1. इसका गठन अत्यधिक अस्थिरता वाली सभी आवश्यक कृषि वस्तुओं की कीमतों को नियंत्रण में रखने के उद्देश्य हेतु किया गया है।
  2. यह लघु कृषक एग्री बिजनेस कंसोर्टियम (SFAC) द्वारा सेंट्रल कॉर्पस फंड से पोषित (maintained) किया गया है।

ऊपर दिए गए कथनों में से कौन सा गलत है / हैं?

  1. केवल 1
  2. केवल
  3. 1 और 2 दोनों
  4. न तो 1 और न ही 2

Q.28) Consider the following statements about National Essential Diagnostic List (NEDL):

  1. India has become the first country in the world to compile such list.
  2. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has finalized the NEDL.
  3. NEDL has been developed for all levels of health care.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.28) राष्ट्रीय आवश्यक नैदानिक सूची (National Essential Diagnostic List- NEDL) के बारे में निम्नलिखित कथनों पर विचार करें:

  1. भारत ऐसी सूची को संकलित करने वाला विश्व का पहला देश बन गया है।
  2. राष्ट्रीय औषधि मूल्य निर्धारण प्राधिकरण (NPPA) ने NEDL को अंतिम रूप दे दिया है।
  3. NEDL को स्वास्थ्य देखभाल के सभी स्तरों के लिए विकसित किया गया है।

ऊपर दिए गए कथनों में से कौन सा सही है / हैं?

  1. केवल 1 और 2
  2. केवल 2 और 3
  3. केवल 1 और 3
  4. 1, 2 और 3

Q.29) Which of the following countries form the Lithium Triangle?

  1. Chile
  2. Bolivia
  3. Brazil
  4. Argentina
  5. Peru

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.29) निम्न में से कौन से देश लिथियम त्रिभुज (Lithium Triangle) बनाते हैं?

  1. चिली
  2. बोलीविया
  3. ब्राज़िल
  4. अर्जेंटीना
  5. पेरू

नीचे दिए गए कूट का उपयोग करके सही उत्तर चुनें:

  1. 2, 4 और 5
  2. 1, 2 और 4
  3. 2, 3 और 4
  4. 1, 3 और 5

Q.30) The term ‘Menhir’, sometimes seen in news in the context of 

  1. An pathogen found in international space station
  2. Largest global human chain formed to raise awareness on air pollution
  3. A tall upright stone of a kind erected in prehistoric times
  4. A new drug discovered for cancer treatment

Q.30) ‘मेन्हीर‘ (Menhir) शब्द, कभी-कभी समाचार में किसके संदर्भ में देखा जाता है

  1. अंतरराष्ट्रीय अंतरिक्ष स्टेशन में पाया गया एक रोगज़नक़ (pathogen)
  2. वायु प्रदूषण पर जागरूकता बढ़ाने के लिए सबसे बड़ी वैश्विक मानव श्रृंखला का गठन
  3. प्रागैतिहासिक काल (prehistoric times) में खड़ा एक प्रकार का लंबा पत्थर
  4. कैंसर के इलाज के लिए खोजी गयी एक नई दवा

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One’s level of preparedness is always different for different subjects. Even within a subject, one’s comfort level may vary with topics. For example, one might be more comfortable in solving questions of Polity than Economics and within Polity also, one might be at ease with questions on fundamental rights than Parliament. The level of comfort and ease that one has with a subject/ topic gets manifested in the examination. However, there is no conscious effort by aspirants to micro analyze these aspects. Now, coming to the second aspect i.e. the mistakes that one commits in answering MCQs, it can be said that there are mainly four reasons behind incorrect responses in the OMR sheet. They are:

  1. Lack of information
  2. Lack of analytical ability
  3. Silly mistakes
  4. Excessive risk-taking

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  1. Lack of information: You simply don’t know the information. You are clueless and that’s why you don’t attempt the question. For example, you may have never come across a regime called the ‘Wassenaar Agreement’ during your preparation and you can’t do much about it. The lack of information is pardonable and rectifiable. You can read more and gather more information. That is within your reach.
  2. Lack of analytical ability: You know the concept but the question is a twisted one and you are not able to apply the concept. For example, in a question asking you to identify the climate type of a region based on certain given parameters like precipitation, temperature, and air density, you might find it difficult to mark the correct option even if you are aware of all the options given in the question! That is clearly a lack of application and you can overcome it by developing a habit of framing questions in your mind while you study any topic.
  3. Silly mistakes: This habit is unpardonable. You know the concept, you become happy, you misread the question, you mark the incorrect answer and you are out of the race! Such mistakes reveal your hurriedness while answering the question. A simple mistake of reading ‘chose the incorrect option’ as ‘chose the correct option’ can destroy your chances. It means that you need to have patience and focus while attempting the paper.
  4. Excessive risk-taking: You are confused between the options and just in order to increase your attempts, you make wild guesses and try your luck only to repent eventually. Risk-taking is an art and one must be very careful while doing the guesswork in confusing questions. If you are not lucky enough, it can spoil your chances.

You will realize that these problems will have different meanings for different people. For example, one might find a lack of information as the main culprit in answering wrong the questions on Culture while in Polity, lack of analytical ability is usually the culprit. The point here is that you must analyse your preparation on these yardsticks by applying them on different subjects/ topics. If one is having a headache, he/ she can’t have the same medicine for fever. Isn’t it.

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Micro Analysis Matrix

Number of questions not attempted or attempted wrongly

Due to lack of information Due to the inability to apply the concept Due to silly mistake Due to excessive risk-taking Total
Number (N)
Weightage of scale (s) 1 2 3 4 NA
N x S

Scale 1: Information meter (1)

Scale 2: Analysis meter (2)

Scale 3: Anxiety meter (3)

Scale 4: Risk meter (4)

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Example: Suppose, the filled up matrix gets reflected in the following fashion:

Micro Analysis Matrix- Day 1/ Polity/ Constitutional History

Number of questions not attempted or attempted wrongly

Due to lack of information Due to the inability to apply the concept Due to silly mistake Due to excessive risk-taking Total
Number (N) 3 1 2 2 8
Weightage of scale (s) 1 2 3 4 NA
N x S 3 2 6 8 19

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  • Information meter < 4
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  • Anxiety meter < 3
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  • Risk meter < 8
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  • Total N x S score < 20

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