IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan – IAS Prelims Test Series 2021 – HISTORY, CURRENT AFFAIRS & CSAT [Day 39]

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NOTE: IASbaba’s 60 DAY questions will be posted around 10 AM. The solution will be released around 5 PM Daily. 

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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 5 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. 

You can also take part in the discussion with peers.  


Q.1) Which among the following is/are special features of Early rock paintings?

  1. Painting at Lakhudiayar used mainly white and black colour and did not used red one.
  2. The cave paintings of Narsinghgarh (Maharashtra) show skins of spotted deer left drying.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.2) With reference to the Indus Valley Pottery, consider the following statements:

  1. Plain pottery dominates over painted pottery.
  2. Indus valley people did not know about Wheel made ware.

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.3) Consider the following pairs:

Sculpture : : Place founded

  1. Seals of Pashupati : : Mohenjo-Daro
  2. Dancing Girl : :  Harappa
  3. Bearded Man : : Mohenjo-Daro

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

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

Q.4)  With reference to the Mauryan pillars, consider the following statements:

  1. Mauryan pillars shaft is made of single monolithic stone, while Achaemenid pillars are made of multiple sandstone pieces.
  2. Achaemenid pillars are independent, while Mauryan pillars are not.

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.5)  With reference to the Gandhar and Mathura school, consider the following statements:

  1. Gandhar is primarily Buddhist art, while Mathura School also deals with subjects from Hinduism and Jainism.
  2. Mathura school typically uses grey sandstone and stucco, while Gandhar School uses red sandstone.
  3. Mathura Buddha is primarily spiritual in a serious mood sitting in a ‘Yogic’ mudra, Gandhar Buddha is delighted in mood.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.6) Consider the following about different Temple styles:

  1. In the Dravida style, Gopuram has more significance than Shikharas.
  2. Dravidian Temple are put on a pedestal considerably, while in Nagara style, temple are more or less on the ground level.

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.7) With reference to the Hoysala Architecture, consider the following statements:

  1. Hoysala form has minimum dravid influence and maximum Dravidian Influence.
  2. They followed star-shaped plan for temple.
  3. They have distinctive Pradakshanipath, which was similar to other Dravidian Structures.

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.8) Elaborate hundred-and thousand-pillared mandapas, the high gopurams with painted stucco statues is feature of which dynasty’s architecture style?

  1. Pallavas Dynasty
  2. Chalukya Dynasty
  3. Vijayanagar Empire
  4. Nayaka Dynasty

Q.9) With reference to the Odisha style of Temple architecture, consider the following statements:

  1. It is sub-style of Nagara style, where Shikharas are almost vertical, before it curves at top.
  2. Plan of temple is usually circular and there is no boundary.
  3. Rajarani Temple, built around 1000 CE, is an example of this style.

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.10) Consider the following statements about Double dome method:

  1. It was invented during Tughlaq period.
  2. This method helped elevating exterior of dome.

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.11) With respect to different music forms, consider the following statements:

  1. Dhrupad is younger than Khayal.
  2. In Khayal, generally short bandish is used, while long Bandish is used in Dhrupad generally.
  3. Khayal is made of two part- alap and bandish, while Dhrupad is made up of three parts.

Which of the statements given above are incorrect?

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

Q.12) With respect to metal work, consider the following statements:

  1. Bidriware is metal handcraft that originated in Andhra Pradesh, during Vijayanagra Empire.
  2. Meenakari was invented by Bahmani Sultans and was popular among both sultan and Hindu princes.

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.13) Which of the following is not a type of Craft works?

  1. Applique
  2. Bandhej
  3. Naqqual
  4. Kasuti

Q.14)  With reference to the Martial Arts in India, consider the following pairs:

Martial Arts : :  Location

  1. Thoda : : Himachal Pradesh
  2. Gatka : : Punjab
  3. Silambam : : Kerala
  4. Huyen langlon : : Nagaland

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

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

Q.15) Consider some features of a folk theatre, which is organised in South India:

  1. The term literally means ‘Street Theatre.
  2. This street play is generally organised in the villages during the festivals in the months of ‘Panguni’ and Aadi .
  3. According to the traditional system, only the male members can be seen in this play’s troupe.
  4. They put on high towering head dress, sparkling shoulder plates and wide colourful skirts.

Which folk theatre is here talked about?

  1. Theyyam
  2. Yaksha Gana
  3. Nondi Natakam
  4. Therukoothu

Q.16)  With reference to the Puppet Theatres in India, consider the following pairs:

   Puppet Theatre          :           Location

  1. Kundhei             :           Karnataka
  2. Bommalattam           :           Tamilnadu
  3. Tolpavkuthu :           Kerala
  4. Patul Nautch             :           West Bengal

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

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

Q.17)  With reference to the Traditional Paintings in India, consider the following pairs:

Painting type             :           Place

  1. Pattachitra             :           West Bengal
  2. Patua Art            :           Odisha
  3. Paitkar :           Jharkhand
  4. Cheriyal :           Telangana

Which of the pairs given above are correctly matched?

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

Q.18) Consider the following statements regarding Mughal Paintings:

  1. Mughals brought miniature painting, an offshoot of manuscript painting to India from Persia.
  2. Akbar established Karkhana for Paintings.
  3. Due to European influences, during Jahangir too bright colour was used.

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

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

Q.19) Consider the following about Pahari Paintings:

  1. Basholi in Jammu and Kashmir is considered as 1st school of Pahari Paintings.
  2. Kangra School of Painting remain indifferent from the effect of Mughal Painting.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.20) Consider the following about Modern Painting in India:

  1. Raja Ravi Varma learned the art of oils and canvas from Theodore Jenson and applied it in Indian context.
  2. Bengal School of Painting was initiated by Rabindranath Tagore.
  3. Company School of Painting was not a pan- India phenomenon.

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

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

Q.21) The ‘Intensified Mission Indradhanush’ launched by the Government of India pertains to:

  1. Resolving Non-performing Assets in Public Sector Banks
  2. Construction of smart cities across the country
  3. Immunization of children and pregnant women
  4. COVID19 vaccine development programme

Q.22) India recently signed the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) with which of the following African country?

  1. South Africa
  2. Nigeria
  3. Mauritius
  4. Tanzania

Q.23) Kotia cluster of villages are rich in mineral resources like gold, platinum, manganese, bauxite, graphite and limestone. These villages are disputed between Odisha and which of the following State?

  1. Chhattisgarh
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Jharkhand
  4. West Bengal

Q.24) With reference to New START Nuclear Treaty, consider the following statements:

  1. It was signed in 1991.
  2. It is a treaty on measures for the complete elimination of strategic offensive arms.
  3. It is a treaty between the NATO Alliance and the Russian Federation.

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

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

Q.25) In the context of Defence of India, the ‘Dhruvastra’ and ‘Helina’ are

  1. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  2. Anti Tank Guided Missiles
  3. Torpedo Launch Vessels
  4. Aerial Refuelling Tankers

Q.26) The World Sustainable Development Summit 2021 was held in which of the following city?

  1. New Delhi
  2. Rio de Janeiro
  3. Nairobi
  4. Kunming

Q.27) Consider the following statements:

  1. Guru Ravidas is a contemporary of the bhakti saint-poet Kabir.
  2. The hymns of Guru Ravidas have been included in the Guru Granth Sahib.
  3. Guru Ravidas abandoned saguna forms of supreme beings.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

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

Q.28) Which of the following are the beneficiary state(s) under Pradhan Mantri Urja Ganga project?

  1. Uttar Pradesh
  2. Bihar
  3. Jharkhand
  4. West Bengal
  5. Odisha

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.29) With reference to Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF), consider the following statements:

  1. MGNF is a two-year academic programme with an in-built component of on-ground practical experience with the district administration.
  2. For the national roll out of MGNF, the Ministry of Skill Development is seeking academic partnership with only the IIMs.

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.30) Which of following country is the leading producer in global seaweed production?

  1. China
  2. Indonesia
  3. Japan
  4. Australia

Q.31) Mother is aged three times more than his daughter Sona. After 8 years she would be two and half times of Sona’s age. After further 8 years, how many times would she be of Sona’s age?

  1. 2 times
  2. 2 (1/2) times
  3. 2 (2/3) times
  4. 3 times

Q.32) Sanjith plays cricket for a club and has a certain average for 9 innings. In the tenth innings, he scores 100 runs thereby increasing his average by 8 runs. His new average is?

  1. 22
  2. 28
  3. 30
  4. 32

Q.33) Teacher took exam for English; average for the entire class was 80 marks. If we say that 10% of the students scored 95 marks and 20% scored 90 marks then calculate average marks of the remaining students of the class

  1. 60
  2. 65
  3. 70
  4. 75

Q.34) Find the average increase rate if increase in the population in the first year is 30% and that in the second year is 60%.

  1. 54
  2. 56
  3. 60
  4. 40

Q.35) Mr and Mrs Raj have three children – A, B and C, all of whom were born in different cities. A is 2 years elder to B. Mr Raj was 30 years of age when C was born in Hyderabad, while Mrs Raj was 28 years of age when B was born in Bangalore. If C was 5 years of age when A was born in Mumbai, then what were the ages of Mr and Mrs Raj respectively at the time of A’s birth?

  1. 35 years, 26 years
  2. 30 years, 21 years
  3. 37 years, 28 years
  4. 38 years, 25 years

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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.

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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 Taranpreet kaur 57.34
2 Shubam Singhla 56
3 shilpa 52
4 Sankar S 50
5 Naveen 48
6 CSK 47.3
7 Vinay 46.67
8 Ravi Kumar singh 46.34
9 Shruthika 46
10 shubham varma 42.7
11 Rakshitha 42
11 Mansi 42
12 Montey 41.34
13 SHRUTHI 40.6
14 Amisha 38.04
15 Sadhana 37.34
16 Ayaan pathan 36.9
17 Sherlock 36
18 s.mishra 34
19 Manigandan 33.38
19 Rajesh Naidu 33.4
20 Sanjeev 30
21 Yateen Deepak 29.33
22 Priyanshi Goel 28
23 Jayashankar 26.7
24 Harsh 26
25 Praveen Reddy 25.97

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