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IASbaba’s 60 Day Plan – IAS Prelims Test Series 2021 – HISTORY, CURRENT AFFAIRS & CSAT [Day 40]

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HISTORY [DAY 40] 


Q.1) With reference to Sattriya dance, consider the following statements?

  1. It narrates mythological stories of Vishnu.
  2. The dance is generally performed in group by male monks known as ‘Bhokots’.
  3. The songs are composition of Shankaradeva known as ‘Borgeets’.

Which of the above statements are correct?

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

Q.2 Bhagoria is a folk dance associated with which tribe of the Madhya pradesh?

  1. Bhil
  2. Sahariya
  3. Baiga
  4. Ropar

Q.3) Hojagiri, a folk dance, is performed in which of the following state?

  1. Mizoram
  2. Tripura
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Uttarakhand

Q.4) With reference to cultural traditions in India Putul nautch, Yampuri, Pavakoothi are forms of

  1. Dance form
  2. Puppetry
  3. Harvest festival
  4. Folk music

Q.5) Consider the following pairs with reference to Harappan Period:

              Book : : Written by

  1. Manimekalai : : Chithalai Chathanar
  2. Humayun-namah : : Inayat Khan
  3. Rajatarangani : : Kalhan

Which of the above given pairs are correctly matched?

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

Q.6) Which of the following pair is not correctly matched?

  1. Ravanchhaya :           Shadow puppets
  2. Tholu Bommalata             :           String puppets
  3. Yampuri                         :           Rod puppets
  4. Pavakoothu :           Glove puppets

Q.7) Consider the following pairs

            Theatre form                          State

  1. Ojapali                         :           Assam
  2. Bhavai             :           Maharastra
  3. Burra Kattha             :           Odisha

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

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

Q.8) Consider the following pairs:

Martial art : :  State

  1. Thangta : : Mizoram
  2. Pari Khanda : : Bihar
  3. Kathi samu : : Andhra Pradesh

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

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

Q.9) Consider the following statements with reference to Kathak?

  1. It is the only classical dance of India having links with Muslim culture.
  2. Jaipur and Benaras Gharana is associated with it.
  3. Vaishnavite cult of bhakti movement had significant impact on it.

Select the correct answer using the code given below

  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 with folk dances of India:

  1. Giddha is the female counterpart of the male Bhangra.
  2. The Rangma is the war dance of the Mizoram.
  3. Cheraw is a folk dance of Nagas and is performed using bamboo sticks..

Which of the above given statements are not correct?

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

Q.11) Gitam, Jatisvaram, Suladi, Varnam and Svarajati are associated with

  1. Carnatic music
  2. Hindustani classical Music
  3. Kathak dance form
  4. Manipuri dance form

Q.12) Consider the following statements

  1. Baba Gopal Das, Swami Haridas and Tansen are associated with Dhrupad style of music.
  2. The origin of Khyal style and Tarana style was attributed to Amir Khusrau.

Select the incorrect answer using the code below:

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

Q.13) The Mahavamsa and Dipavamsa is associated with which of the following religion.

  1. Hinduism
  2. Jainism
  3. Buddhism
  4. Islam

Q.14) With reference to the cultural tradition of India, ‘Ammanaivari’, ‘Pandavani’,’ Ovi’ and ‘Chhakri’ is associated with?

  1. Folk music
  2. Theatre forms
  3. Forms of Puppetry
  4. Folk dances

Q.15) “This is a traditional art form from Maharashtra tracing its roots to as early as 10th century A.D. It is drawn by an indigenous tribe living in mountainous as well as coastal areas of Maharashtra – Gujarat border. Their painting are mainly dominated by basic geometric shapes like circle, squares, triangle etc.” Which art form is being referred here?

  1. Saura Art
  2. Kalamezhuthu
  3. Khovar Art
  4. Warli art

Q.16) Consider the following statements with reference to Mudiyettu:

  1. It is a traditional folk theatre form of Kerala.
  2. It is usually performed only in the Kali temples of Kerala

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.17) Consider the following statements:

  1. Bitti Chitra is a mud wall painting from Orrisa.
  2. Chikan embroidery defines the culture and cloth making process of Lucknow.
  3. Bohra weaving is mainly done on Cap.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.18) Consider the following statements with reference to Classical languages:

  1. Sanskrit was the first language to be designated as classical language of India.
  2. To be recognised as classical language, it must have recorded history of 8000-9000 years.

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.19) which among the following is not one of the five great epics of Tamil literature of Sangam age?

  1. Silappatikaram
  2. Kundalakesi
  3. Civaka Cintamani
  4. Tolkāppiyam

Q.20) Consider the following statements about Jogi arts:

  1. It is tribal art from Gujarat.
  2. It is mostly done in black and white.

Select the correct code:

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

Q.21) Which of the following is/are the newly introduced criteria by the 15th Finance Commission to determine the share of states?

  1. Income Distance
  2. Tax effort
  3. Demographic Performance

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.22) Which of the following risk has been ranked as number one in the list of ‘risks by impact’ in the Global Risk Report, 2021?

  1. Climate Action Failures
  2. Weapons of Mass Destruction
  3. Infectious Diseases
  4. Biodiversity Loss

Q.23) Which of the following article of the Constitution empower Parliament to create legislatures for the Union Territories (UTs)?

  1. Article 239
  2. Article 239A
  3. Article 239AA
  4. Article 240

Q.24) Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe) will permit and oversees which of the following activities of non-government private entities?

  1. Building of launch vehicles and satellites
  2. Sharing of space infrastructure under the control of ISRO
  3. Usage of spacecraft data and rolling out of space based services

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.25) The E-Chhawani portal and mobile app was launched recently by which of the following Ministry?

  1. Ministry of Defence
  2. Ministry of Home Affairs
  3. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
  4. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Q.26) Tapovan Vishnugad Hydropower Project is being constructed on which of the following rivers?

  1. Rishiganga
  2. Ramganga
  3. Dhauliganga
  4. Alaknanda

Q.27) The special operations like LESKNOW, BIRBIL, THUNDERSTORM aims at which of the following?

  1. To increase the chance of precipitation in semi-arid and arid regions
  2. To enhance interoperability between security forces
  3. To combat organized wildlife crime
  4. To counter insurgency and militancy activities

Q.28) Pattachitra painting is based in which of the following states of India?

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

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

Q.29) Consider the following statements:

  1. A ‘Gilt Account’ means an account opened and maintained for holding Government securities.
  2. Only institutional investors are allowed to open gilt accounts with the Reserve Bank of India.

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) The Democracy Index is released by which of the following organisation?

  1. Reporters Without Borders
  2. Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
  3. World Economic Forum (WEF)
  4. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA)

Direction for the following question:

Read the following passage and answer the question that follows the passage.

Speech is great blessings but it can also be great curse, for while it helps us to make our intentions and desires known to our fellows, it can also if we use it carelessly, make our attitude completely misunderstood. A slip of the tongue, the use of unusual word, or of an ambiguous word, and so on, may create an enemy where we had hoped to win a friend. Again, different classes of people use different vocabularies, and the ordinary speech of an educated may strike an uneducated listener as pompous. Unwittingly, we may use a word which bears a different meaning to our listener from what it does to men of our own class. Thus speech is not a gift to use lightly without thought, but one which demands careful handling. Only a fool will express himself alike to all kinds and conditions to men.

Q.31) If one used the same style of language with everyone, one would sound

  1. flat
  2. boring
  3. foolish
  4. pompous

Q.32) A joint family consists of members whose ages are in A.P., the common difference being 3 months. If the youngest member of the family is just 7 years old and the sum of the ages of all the members is 250 years, then the number of members in the joint family is

  1. 25
  2. 22
  3. 30
  4. 35

Q.33) 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

Q.34) A is the daughter of C while C and D are sisters to one another. S is the mother of D. If R is the son of S, which of the following statements is correct?

  1. D is the grandfather of A
  2. R is the maternal uncle of A
  3. R is the cousin of A
  4. S is the brother of C

Q.35) Ten years ago, the ages of the members of a joint family of eight people added up to 231 years. Three years later, one member died at the age of 60 years and a child was born during the same year. After another three years, one more member died, again at 60, and a child was born during the same year. The current average age of this eight-member joint family is nearest to

  1. 24 years
  2. 26 years
  3. 28 years
  4. 30 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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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.

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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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RANK NAME SCORE
1 Taranpreet kaur 58
2 Sankar S 54.67
3 Naveen 54
4 Vinay 52
5 CSK 50
6 shilpa 48
7 Tarunkumar M N 47.33
8 Montey 46.67
9 shubham varma 44.04
10 Ravi kumar Singh 43.34
11 Mansi 42
11 Rakshitha 42
12 Sadhana 41.36
13 sweta 40.7
14 Santosh Kumar 40
15 Shruthika 38.04
16 Jayashankar 36
17 Amisha 33.38
18 ayaan pathan 33
19 Prithvi Chavan 32
19 Manigandan 32
20 TINKU MITTAL 30
20 SHRUTHI 30

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