IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan – IAS Prelims Test Series 2021 – SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, CURRENT AFFAIRS & CSAT [Day 29]

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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 (around 6 PM), cross-check the answers and, comment the marks (you scored) in the same comment thread. This will keep you accountable, responsible and sincere in days to come. 

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S&T [DAY 29] 

Q.1) With reference to India Innovation Index, consider the following statements?

  1. It is released by Ministry of Science and Technology.
  2. It measures index based on innovation inputs and innovation outputs.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.2) Consider the following statements regarding Traditional Knowledge Digital Library:

  1. It is a collaborative initiative of CSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Health.
  2. Data of traditional knowledge stored at TKDL is available to general public to make most benefit of centuries old practices.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

Q.3) Consider the following statements about PM Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM- WANI):

  1. It is similar to the concept of Public Call Office (PCO), where even a shopkeeper can provide Wi-Fi.
  2. A customer can access the network of Wi-Fi only after eKYC authentication.

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.4) Which of the following statements with reference to Narrow Band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) is/are correct?

  1. NB-IoT can only operate on 4G mobile networks.
  2. Its application will lead to extended long range coverage and deep penetration indoors and underground.

Select the correct code

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

Q.5) It is the practice of sending fraudulent communications that appear to come from a reputable source, usually through email. What it is?

  1. Men-in-the Middle Attack
  2. Denial of Service Attack
  3. SQL injection
  4. Phishing

Q.6) Consider the following measures taken to secure Cyber Security measures taken in India:

  1. Cyber Swachhta Kendra is an initiative of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  2. National Cyber Coordination Centre is established under Ministry of Defence.
  3. CERT-In conducts regular training programmes for network / system administrators.

Which of the given statements are correct?

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

Q.7) Consider the following statements regarding Mobile networks:

  1. 5G uses Radio Frequency waves to increase network speed.
  2. 5G deployment is based on Optical Fibre infrastructure, while 4G deployment was based on microwave based cell-sites.
  3. Latency in 5G will increase in comparison with 4G.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

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

Q.8) Consider the following statements regarding Artificial Intelligence:

  1. As per National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, National Information Centre has identified 5 key area m where AI can be used.
  2. Responsible AI for Social Empowerment (RAISE-2020) has been organised by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and NITI Aayog.
  3. High-frequency trading is form of stock trading which uses Artificial Intelligence.

Which of the given statements are correct?

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

Q.9) Consider the following statements with reference to Voice over WLAN (Vo-WLAN):

  1. Network provider usually charges extra payment to access Vo-WLAN.
  2. It led to clarity in voice call than usually placed on general mobile network.
  3. It can be accessed on only that device which has early access to HD calls.

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.10) Consider the following statements regarding Quantum Computing:

  1. Quantum enabled Science and Technology (QuST) has been initiated by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
  2. Apex committee headed by Prime minister takes all decision regarding National Mission on Quantum Technologies & Applications (NMQTA).

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.11) Which of the following statements are correct with reference to ‘Edge Computing’?

  1. In this computing data is analysed locally, which is opposite to conventional approach.
  2. This is more expansive route to scalability than cloud computing.
  3. It offers better security as processing, storage and application is distributing over large range.

Select the appropriate option: 

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

Q.12) Consider the following statements with reference to ‘Dark Net’:

  1. Dark net are part of internet generally inaccessible to Internet Service Provider.
  2. TOR browser creates several layers of IP to reach destination, which is generally deliberately hidden.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.13) With reference to “Storage of Payment System Data”, consider the following statements:

  1. RBI clarified that the entire payment data shall be stored in systems located only in India.
  2. There is bar on the processing of payment transactions outside India.
  3. The data should be deleted from the systems abroad and brought back to India not later than one business day or 24 hours from the payment processing, whichever is earlier

Which of the statements given above are correct?

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

Q.14) Dark Fibre is related to:

  1. Darkest colour fibre used in Optical Fibre net
  2. Fibre used to provide network access to Dark net
  3. Extra optical fibre laid by companies to avoid competition
  4. None of the above

Q.15) Consider the following statements regarding Prominent models of Internet governance:

  1. Multi-stakeholder Model is supported by Western countries.
  2. Multi-Lateral Model is supported by Russia and China.
  3. Multi-lateral model give recognition to technical expertise of corporates.

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.16) Global Cyber-Security Index is released by:

  1. World Economic Forum
  2. Global Alliance for ICT and Development
  3. International Telecommunication Union
  4. Computer Aid International

Q.17) Consider the following statements about Government Instant Messaging System (GIMS):

  1. It is developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC).
  2. Servers are hosted in India only; however data processing may take place outside India also.
  3. Only government employee can join this platform for messaging service.

Which of the statements given above are incorrect?

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

Q.18) Which of the following is NOT one of the nine pillars of Digital India?

  1. e-Kranti – Electronic Delivery of Services
  2. Electronics Manufacturing
  3. Affordable Internet availability
  4. Universal access to mobile connectivity

Q.19) In the context of optical fibres, consider the following statements:

  1. A transparent cladding material, which has a refractive index more than that of the core, surrounds the core of the optical fibre.
  2. Light is propagated in an optical fibre by total internal reflection.

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.20) Consider the following statements with reference to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

  1. TRAI is an executive body established by Cabinet resolution.
  2. Telecommunications Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal adjudicate dispute between licensor and licensee.
  3. TRAI also fix minimum tariff that should be charged by telecom providers to prevent monopoly.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

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

Q.21) With reference to Indian Maritime Situational Awareness System (IMSAS), consider the following statements:

  1. It is a high performance intelligent software system that provides Global Maritime Situational Picture and Marine planning tools.
  2. It is indigenously developed by Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS).

Which of the statements given above is/are NOT correct?

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

Q.22) Consider the following pairs:

Ramsar site State/UT
1.     Kabartal Wetland West Bengal
2.     Keetham lake Uttar Pradesh
3.     Tso Kar Wetland Jammu and Kashmir

Which of the pairs given above are incorrectly matched?

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

Q.23) With reference to Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC), consider the following statements:

  1. It will run across six States of India.
  2. It is implemented by a special purpose vehicle established by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

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) With reference to Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor’s Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme, consider the following statements:

  1. The vendors can avail a working capital loan of up to Rs. 50,000.
  2. The loan under the scheme is provided without any collateral.
  3. A programme of Socio-Economic Profiling of PM SVANidhi beneficiaries is one of its components.

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.25) Who among the following started first-ever infanticide prohibition home in India called Balhatya Pratibandhak Griha?

  1. Ramabai Ranade
  2. Tarabai Shinde
  3. Dhondo Keshav Karve
  4. Savitribai Phule

Q.26) Which of the following Countries have successfully retrieved lunar samples?

  1. Russia
  2. USA
  3. China
  4. India

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.27) The Zou people or Zomi are an indigenous community living in which of the following State of India?

  1. Assam
  2. Tripura
  3. Mizoram
  4. Manipur

Q.28) Which of the following film media units are recently merged with National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)?

  1. Directorate of Film Festivals
  2. Film and Television Institute of India
  3. National Film Archives of India
  4. Children’s Film Society, India

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.29) The San Isidro Movement by artists and activists demanding greater freedom of expression was started in which of the following country?

  1. Cuba
  2. China
  3. Venezuela
  4. France

Q.30) The Sustainable Mountain Development Summit is organized by which of the following organisation?

  1. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  2. The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
  3. Central Himalayan Institute for Nature & Applied Research
  4. Indian Mountain Initiative (IMI)

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow each passage. Your answer to these questions should be based on passage only.

Passage 1

At this stage of civilisation, when many nations are brought in to close and vital contact for good and evil, it is essential, as never before, that their gross ignorance of one another should be diminished, that they should begin to understand a little of one another’s historical experience and resulting mentality. It is the fault of the English to expect the people of other countries to react as they do, to political and international situations. Our genuine goodwill and good intentions are often brought to nothing, because we expect other people to be like us. This would be corrected if we knew the history, not necessarily in detail but in broad outlines, of the social and political conditions which have given to each nation its present character.

Q.31) According to the author of ‘Mentality’ of a nation is mainly product of its

  1. history
  2. politics
  3. international position
  4. present character

Passage 2

The dangerous illusion of technology is that it can create stronger, top-down accountability of service providers in implementation-intensive services within existing public sector organizations. One notion is that electronic management information systems (EMIS) keep better track of inputs and those aspects of personnel that are ‘EMIS visible’ can lead to better services. A recent study examined attempts to increase attendance of Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANMs) at clinics in Rajasthan, which involved high-tech time clocks to monitor attendance. The study’s title says it all: Band-Aids on a Corpse. E-governance can be just as bad as any other governance when the real issue is people and their motivation.

Q.32) In the context of the passage, we can infer that the title “Band Aids on a Corpse” suggests that:

  1. the nurses who attended the clinics were too poorly trained to provide appropriate medical care
  2. the electronic monitoring system was a superficial solution to a serious problem
  3. the clinics were better funded, but performance monitoring did not result in any improvement
  4. the nurses attended the clinics, but the clinics were ill-equipped

Direction for the following 3 (three) items:

Study the following information and answer the questions that follow

Village % of literates in total population (male and female) % of literates in the male population % of literates in the female population
A 72 70
B 61 64 56
C 73.8 75 72
D 60 60
E 70 70

Note: Some of the data is deliberately missing. You need to calculate the values based on the given data to answer the given questions

Q.33) Only 40% and 20% of females were graduates in villages A and C respectively. If the female population of villages A and C were equal, what was the respective ratio of a number of non-graduate females (including illiterate females) in villages A and C?

  1. 81:107
  2. 90:107
  3. 90:121
  4. 40:49


Q.34) If in village E, 40% of male literates and 40% of female literates were graduates, what per cent of the total population were graduates?

  1. 32%
  2. 35%
  3. 28%
  4. 40%


Q.35) In village B, the number of females was what per cent less than the number of males?

  1. 20%
  2. 30%
  3. 32%
  4. 40%

NOTE- Follow this for Comments

  1. Mention- Time Taken after solving the Test

  2. After the release of Solution, Edit your Comment to Mention-  Correct/Incorrect and Score

  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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  • Ranks and Cut off will be calculated for the entries in the given form only. Cut Off will be released around 10PM and Rank List will be announced soon.
  • Top 10 performers will be selected by finding the average ranks of entire 60 Days Programme and they would get FREE GUIDANCE and MENTORSHIP from IASbaba’s Core Team.
1 Shikha dwivedi 60
1 Taranpreet kaur 60
2 Shubam Singhla 52
3 Ravi Kumar Singh 48.68
4 Vanshika 48.2
5 Vinay 48
6 Mansi 46
7 Sankar S 44.67
8 Naveen 44
9 Shruthika 42
10 Rakshitha 40.2
11 Sherlock 40
12 shubham varma 37.38
13 Tarunkumar M N 36.67
14 Sadhana 36
15 Preeti Sinha 34.65
16 Kushagra Kapoor 34
17 Ayaan Pathan 32
17 s.mishra 32
17 Montey 32
18 Manigandan 30
19 Vatsal singh 26.06
20 Sushil 26
21 Rani singh 25.38
22 Pratyush Sharma 25
24 Amisha 22.74
24 Rajesh naidu 22.7
25 Pratik 22.06
25 Thom Yorke 22.06

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