IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan – IAS Prelims Test Series 2021 – HISTORY, CURRENT AFFAIRS & CSAT [Day 15]

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Q.1) Consider the following events that happened during the reign of Viceroy Lord Curzon

  1. Capital shifted from Calcutta to Delhi
  2. Establishment of Archaeological survey of India.
  3. Established Agriculture Research Institute at Pusa.
  4. Appointment of Raleigh Commission.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.2) Which of the following statements are incorrect about ‘Indian National Congress’?

  1. C. Banerjee was its first president.
  2. In 1890, Kalpana Dutt, the first women graduate of Calcutta University, addressed the congress session.
  3. George Yule was the first European president of Indian National Congress.
  4. Dada Bhai Naroji presided Indian National Congress thrice.

Q.3) Who among the following is also known as “Lokahitawadi’?

  1. Gopal Hari Deshmukh
  2. Ishwar Chand Vidyasagar
  3. Gopal Ganesh Agarkar
  4. Bal Shastri Jambhekar

Q.4) Who gave the safety valve theory suggesting for Indian National Congress, which was founded by A.O.Hume under the guidance of Lord Dufferin?

  1. Veer Savarkar
  2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  3. Bipin Chandra Pal
  4. Lala Lajpat Rai

Q.5) Who among the following foreigner served as congress president twice?

  1. Annie Besant
  2. Henry cotton
  3. George Yule
  4. William Wedderburn

Q.6) In the context of revolutionary activity during freedom struggle, consider the following pairs:

  1. Bhagat Singh :           Kakori Conspiracy case
  2. Aurbindo Ghosh :           Alipore Conspiracy Case
  3. Rashbehari Bose :           Delhi –Lahore conspiracy case

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

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

Q.7) Consider the following pairs:

Newspaper                 :           Associated Personality

  1. Bombay Chronicle :           Tarakanth Das
  2. Swadeshmitram :           S.Iyer
  3. Indian Mirror             :           Devendranath Tagore

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

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

Q.8) Which among the following contribution was made by Bal Gangadhar Tilak to the cause of Indian National Movement?

  1. He opposed moderate attitude of Congress, especially towards the fight for self-government.
  2. In 1916 he concluded the Lucknow Pact with Mohammed Ali Jinnah
  3. Tilak strongly supported the Bengali demand for the annulment of the partition of Bengal.
  4. He is called as the father of Indian unrest.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

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

Q.9) He was a professor of Gujarati, mathematics, and natural philosophy. He moved from India to Liverpool for business and began rousing public opinion on Indian issues. He was the first Indian to get elected to British Parliament on Labour Party ticket. He helped form an Indian parliamentary committee which became an important lobbying force for Indian interest. He acted as a liaison between nationalist Indians and British parliamentarians.

Identify the Indian National leader mentioned in the above write-up.

  1. Shapurji Dorabji Saklatvala
  2. Dadabhai Naoroji
  3. Sir Macherjee M. Bhownaggree
  4. None of the above

Q.10) Which of the following statements are not correct with reference to Lucknow Pact?

  1. Lucknow session of the Indian National Congress, was presided over by Ambika Charan Majumdar.
  2. The principle of separate electorate was not accepted by congress.
  3. It left the way open for the future insurgence of communalism
  4. Jinnah was then a member of both the parties and he was largely responsible for the Pact.

Q.11) Consider the following statements with reference to Moderate-Extremist Split at Surat?

  1. Ambika Charan Majumdar was the president of Surat session of 1907.
  2. Moderates wanted to restrict the Boycott Movement to Bengal and not to boycott foreign cloth and liquor.
  3. Extremists wanted to take the movement to all parts of the country.

Select the incorrect statements using the code below:

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

Q.12) Consider the following events and arrange them in chronological order.

  1. Komagta Maru incident
  2. Formation of Ghadr Party
  3. Establishment of Berlin committee

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  1. 1-2-3
  2. 3-2-1
  3. 3-1-2
  4. 1-3-2

Q.13) Who among the following declared that British rule was “an everlasting increasing and everyday increasing foreign invasion” that was “utterly though gradually destroying the country”?

  1. R. C. Dutt
  2. Dadabhai Naroji
  3. Prithwischandra Ray
  4. Subramaniya Iyer

Q.14) Shimla Deputation is associated with which of the following:

  1. Wavell Plan
  2. Simon Commission
  3. Morley – Minto reforms
  4. Montegu – Chemsford reforms

Q.15) Consider the following statements regarding the nationalist response to British participation in World War I:

  1. The Moderates supported the British Empire in the war as a matter of duty.
  2. The extremists, including Tilak did not support the war effort knowing that imperialists are fighting precisely to safeguard their own interests.
  3. The Revolutionary decided to utilise the opportunity to wage a war on British rule and liberate the country.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.16) which of the following were the main demands of moderate nationalist of Indian National Congress

  1. Separation of the judiciary from the executive.
  2. Abolition of salt tax and sugar duty
  3. Freedom of speech and expression and freedom to form association.
  4. Swaraj as panacea for Indian ills.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.17) Consider the following statements:

  1. Defence of India Act was passed primarily to smash Ghadr Movement.
  2. The Hindu–German Conspiracy was a series of plans by Indian nationalist groups to attempt Pan-Indian rebellion against the British Raj.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

Q.18) Consider the following statements about Home Rule League Movement:

  1. It was organized on the lines of Irish Home Rule leagues.
  2. Tilak set up his Home Rule League in April 1916 and it was restricted to Maharashtra (excluding Bombay city), and Karnataka only.
  3. Home Rule agitation was later joined by Madan Mohan Malviya and Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 3 only
  4. None of these

Q.19) Which of the following were the reasons behind the rise of extremism in Indian national movement?

  1. The famine and plague of 1896-97
  2. The ill-treatment of Indians in South Africa on basis of their skin colour.
  3. Reactionary Policies of Lord Curzon.
  4. Satisfaction with the achievements of moderates.

Select the correct code:

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

Q.20) Which of the following are correct with reference to revolutionary movement?

  1. In 1904, V D Savarkar organised Anushilan samiti.
  2. The newspaper and journal advocating revolutionary activity included Sandhya and Yugantar.
  3. In 1908, Barrah Dacoity was organised by Mitra Mela, a secret society.
  4. A journal named ‘Bharatmata’ was published by members of Anjuman-i-Mohisban-i-watan

Select the correct code:

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

Q.21) With reference to Consumer Price Index for Industrial Worker (CPI-IW), consider the following statements:

  1. It is compiled by the Labour Bureau.
  2. Base year used to calculate CPI-IW is same as that of CPI-Combined.
  3. Food & Beverages has highest weightage followed by Fuel & Light in calculating CPI-IW.

Which of the statements given above is/are INCORRECT?

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

Q.22) The community volunteer programme Himal Sanrakshak aims to protect which of the following species?

  1. Red Panda
  2. Alpine Musk Deer
  3. Snow Leopard
  4. Himalayan brown Bear

Q.23) Consider the following statements about Tribal Entrepreneurship Development Programme:

  1. It is a joint initiative of Ministry of Tribal Affairs and TRIFED.
  2. It would support India’s vision of becoming ”Atmanirbhar”.

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.24) The ‘Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2020: Reversals of Fortune’ report was released by which of the following organisation?

  1. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  2. Oxfam International
  3. Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  4. World Bank

Q.25) Consider the following pairs:

Flue Flag beaches State
1.     Kasarkod Kerala
2.     Rushikonda Andhra Pradesh
3.     Radhanagar Gujarat

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

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

Q.26) With reference to IndiGen programme, consider the following statements:

  1. It aims to encourage development of indigenous defence technology.
  2. It is funded by DRDO (Defence Research Development Organisation)

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.27) India has released a commemorative coin of Rs 75 denomination to mark 75th Anniversary of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Consider the following statements regarding FAO:

  1. It is a specialized agency of the United Nations.
  2. Its goal is to achieve universal food security.
  3. It is the depository of International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.28) With reference to Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is a defence pact signed between India and USA.
  2. It gives access, to both countries, to designated military facilities on either side for the purpose of refueling and replenishment.
  3. With this, India has signed all the four foundational agreements that the US signs with close partners.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.29) The Karman Line is the internationally recognized boundary between which of the following?

  1. Inner core and outer core
  2. Warm surface water and cold deep water in an ocean
  3. Earth’s atmosphere and outer space
  4. Southern Ocean and Indian Ocean

Q.30) Consider the following statements regarding Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States -STARS project:

  1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme covering all the States to support in strengthening the school education system.
  2. It is partially funded by the New Development Bank (NDB).
  3. The focus and components of the STARS project are aligned with the objectives of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Read the following two (2) passages and answer the questions that follow the passage. Your answer to these questions should be based on passage only.

Passage 1

In the world, ever-expanding and developing at an exponential rate in all aspect (although for only few), growth, expansion, sustainability, connection etc. are the buzz words. This race behind numbers always amazes me.

There is a quote of Mother Teresa, “we can do no great things – only small things with great love.” There is no element of doubt about the accomplishment of such an inspiring soul. But then, why do we need such a stressful journey in order to achieve big things. There must be a way of achieving what we want without compromising the quality of life, without compromising the real purpose of life which is nothing but happiness. We see people throwing big words in order to make themselves visible in their journey. In my experience, i believe that if we are doing our work with purity & honesty, having faith, the whole universe conspires for us and the resources comes to your doorstep at the right time. I will corroborate my words with this real example. In the initial phase of raising funds for Paryavaran Mitra, we were looking for a figure around $40,000. We approached selected potential donors with a very plain non-fancy proposal but absolutely pure heart and determination to slog-in on field. But as I said, to our surprise, we were able to raise $125,000. The point I am trying to make is that universe took care of the expansion when the intention was pure. So, all we need to do is to take one step at a time and leave the rest on the almighty.

Secondly, most of us try to work harder for the growth & happiness of our family and may be close friends. As the prevailing definition of happiness is directly linked with materialistic prosperity, the journey seems to become never ending one. Again based on my experience of journey from MIT to Gandhi Ashram, i could definitely say that we all will rationally agree that materialistic gains will never give sustainable happiness to anyone. So, given the fact that we were blessed to have received good education/skills enabling us to secure jobs in best possible organisations of our interest, we all could achieve that level of decent & healthy lifestyle with ease keeping the necessary balance between work and life. After all, work is just a part of life, not the heart of life. So, there is no point of living a life where we have resources at our disposal, but don’t have time to enjoy them.

Third, but most important, the purest and strongest relationship made by almighty is relationship between mother and child. We all see that there is no place for numbers in this relation yet it is the most important aspect in any living being’s life since day one of its existence. If mothers are not there we won’t exist. All she cares is about her child. Then, why can’t we using similar philosophy, live a life which is more social, caring and inclusive as its main ingredient and sustainable happiness as the biggest outcome. I sincerely believe that we all have potential to do great things and yet live a fully balanced happy and healthy life. For me living example of such a life is of Virenbhai, founder – Manav Sadhna. He created this organisation which is serving thousands of underprivileged kids of slum communities on a daily basis from last three decades. Yet he completely balances his personal life with his consulting work for self-reliance, loads of acts of kindness and service to his mother.


Q.31) What is author’s opinion about success in professional life and Mother Teresa’s given philosophy?

  1. Professional life is completely different way of lifestyle as compared to the social one which Mother Teresa belonged to.
  2. It will be an impossible task to achieve professional heights following the path of Mother Teresa.
  3. Success will automatically be taken care given we continue our journey with purity and sincerity.
  4. There is no context given in the article to comment on this question.


Q.32) What is the underlying message given by the passage?

  1. Expansion is the ultimate reality of life and best way to happiness and satisfaction.
  2. Materialistic accomplishment is the main source of happiness and satisfaction in our life.
  3. We can do great things keeping focus on smaller things at a time and doing that with purity and honesty.
  4. A balanced life is a myth; a person can either be accomplished or happy & satisfied but not both.

Passage 2

The effect produced on the mind by travelling depends entirely on the mind of the traveller and on the way he conducts himself. The chief idea of one very common type of traveller is to see as many objects of interest as he possibly can. If he can say after returning home that he has seen such and such temple, castle, picture gallery, or museum, he is perfectly satisfied. Far different is the effect of travels upon those who leave their country with a mind prepared by culture to feel intelligent admiration for all the beauties of nature and art to be found in foreign lands. When they visit a new place, instead of hurrying from temple to museum to picture gallery, they allow the spirit of the place to sink into their minds, and only visit such monuments as the time they have at their disposal allows them to contemplate without irreverent haste.


Q.33) It can be inferred from the above passage that

  1. the writer prefers the second type of traveller
  2. the first type of traveller is the lay traveller who does not understand the worth of any place he travels to
  3. the objective of the second type of traveller is not to see much, but to see well
  4. All of the above

Q.34) A can do a piece of work in 20 days and B in 40 days. If they work on it together for 5 days then, find the fraction of the work that is uncompleted

  1. 5/8
  2. 8/15
  3. 7/15
  4. 1/10

Q.35) In Bangalore, 12 men and 18 boys completed construction of a primary health centre in 60 days, by working for 7.5 hours a day. Subsequently the residents of the neighbouring Mysore also decided to construct a primary health centre in their locality, which would be twice the size of the facility built in Bangalore. If a man is able to perform the work equal to the same done by 2 boys, then how many boys will be required to help 21 men to complete the work in Mysore in 50 days, working 9 hours a day?

  1. 45 boys
  2. 48 boys
  3. 40 boys
  4. 42 boys

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  3. 2 Marks for Correct/0.66 minus for Incorrect.

What IMPACT can the ‘60 Day’ have on the final results? We will explain by taking a small example. Imagine you are sitting in the examination hall, appearing in Prelims Paper I. You have attempted 70 questions already but still unsure about a few. Then you stumble upon a question that was asked in 60 Day (and believe us, it has happened to hundreds of students countless times). You choose the right answer and submit your paper hoping for the best! Eventually, you go on to clear Mains as well as Personality Test and secure a good rank as well. When the cut off gets announced by UPSC, you realize that you have scored just one mark more than the cut off! Yes, that one mark can change your life (and it has done so to many of our students in the past). Now, imagine the kind of impact 60 to 80 marks can have! Isn’t that so fascinating to imagine?  

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

Let’s analyze them one by one:

  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.

This is where our revamped ’60 Day’ comes into the picture. It will give you an opportunity to micro analyze your preparation and perform better in the examination.

Finally, it is up to you to take advantage of this framework. We are sure of only one thing- if you follow this program, assess yourself on the basis of the given framework and keep improving your weaker areas, success will be yours.

We are providing you with the right platform, the right guidance, and the right competition. Do you have the right motivation to make full use of this initiative? We think you have. Come, be a part of this initiative and take the first step towards SUCCESS!

Importance of self – tracking:

We could have provided all of you with login id and passwords to monitor your daily performance in the 60-day program.

Instead, a simple and most beautiful way which Disqus provides is profile based commenting!

Yes, we have seen the most successful candidates who have taken the maximum benefit from this program monitoring themselves by commenting on their answers in the box given (Disqus comment). And reviewing their performance themselves once in 10 days on the progress meter.


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Congratulations to all

1 Mansi 60
2 Deepika gupta 58
2 Taranpreet kaur 58
3 Tarunkumar M N 53.33
4 Santosh Kumar 52
5 YB 49.34
7 Smaranika 47.3
7 keeFaRah 47.3
8 saikiran b 46
9 Ravi kumar Singh 45.4
10 Preeti Sinha 44.66
11 Sankar S 44
12 Shruti Warang 43.36
13 Shubham varma 42.7
14 GEETHA 42
15 messi 10 41.3
15 Apeksha Agrawal 41.3
16 sweta 41
18 Radaa m 38.7
18 rani singh 38.7
19 shilpa 38
20 Monika Yadav 37.3
20 Sarath 37.3
21 priyanka meena 37
22 biswadeep das 36.67
23 Mahima 36
23 Shivika Hans 36
23 Pallavi P 36
23 Vinay Tripathi 36
24 Sadhana 35.38
25 Jeff Tao 34
25 Ajeet Singh 34
26 rajeev meena 33.66
27 Ranjula Singh 33.4
28 Akshat Pathak 32.7
28 Ritika Dalal 32.7
30 Vipin Srivastava 31.4
30 sonia 31.4
30 Yateen Deepak 31.4


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