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Solutions for Questions 1-10 UPSC Prelims Paper-I 2018
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Sources of the questions are not from the newspaper suggested by many...
thanks sir I've got 7 of the answers right among these 10 questions 😀
Sir for first question 2&3 are correct but as no option is given likewise So only 2 should be the answer for it And not 1,2,3
sir upload A serious complete
  1. UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAM 2018 Prelims Answer key Paper l 03.06.2018

  2. ABHISHEK SRIVASTAVA . UPSC CSE Category leader at Unacademy . Top educator with more than 3.8 mn views Appeared in UPSC CSE Mains twice . Qualified SSC CGL, IBPS PO, IIT JEE . GS Faculty- Geog,History, AnC Polity and Economics . Crash courses Modern, Ancient & Medieval History,Polity Geography important topics . . uncadem Plus Courses: Comprehensive module of Ancient, Medieval and Modern History .

  3. Prelims Answer key Paper SET B

  4. Q 1 Which of the following led to the introduction of English Education in India? 1. 2. 3. Charter Act of 1813 General Committee of Public Instruction, 1823 Orientalist and Anglicist Controversy Select the correct answer using the code given below A. B. C. D. 1 and 2 only 2 only 1 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

  5. Q.2 Which one of the following is an artificial lake? A. B. C. D. Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu) Kolleru (Andhra Pradesh) Nainital (Uttarakhand) Renuka (Himachal Pradesh)

  6. n: A Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu) Kodaikanal Lake, also known as Kodai Lake is a manmade lake located in the Kodaikanal city in Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu, India. Sir Vere Henry Levinge,the then Collector of Madurai, was instrumental in creating the lake in 1863, amidst the Kodaikanal town. It was created by Sir Source:

  7. Q.3 With reference to Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, consider the following statements It is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Labour and Employment. It, among other things, will also impart training in soft skills, entrepreneurship, financial and digital literacy. It aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the National Skill Qualification Framework. 1. 2. 3. Which of the statements is/are correct? A. B. C. D. 1 and 3 only 2 only 2 and 3 only 1, 2 and 3

  8. Solution C The 1st statement is incorrect as the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is the flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and not of Ministry of Labour and Employment. The 2nd and 3rod statements are correct. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)- a core component of the Scheme, aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the NSQF. Hence, C is the correct answer. Source:

  9. Q.4 In 1920, which of the following changed its name to "Swarajya Sabha"? A. B. C. D. All India Home Rule League Hindu Mahasabha South Indian Liberal Federation The Servants of India Society

  10. Solution: A) All India Home Rule League Ghandhi accepted the the presidency of All India Home Rule League at the end of April 1920, changing its name to Swarajya Sabha and its creed to Swaraj instead of Self Government within the the Empire' Source:Gandhi and Nationalism: The Path to Indian Independence

  11. Q.5 Which among the following events happened earliest? A. B. C. D. Swami Dayanand established Arya Samaj Dinabandhu Mitra wrote Neeldarpan Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote Anandmath Satyendranath Tagore became the first Indian to succeed in the Indian Civil Services Examination

  12. Solution B A. Swami Dayanand established Arya Samaj - 1875 B. Dinabandhu Mitra wrote Neeldarpan 1860 C. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote Anandmath - 1882 D. Satyendra Tagore became the first Indian to succeed in the Indian Civil Services Examination- 1863 Source BQeMDMZBiL/The-heat-of-indigo.html

  13. Solution B The heavy sand-mining in river-beds would increase salinity of river water. The sand mining would expose rocks, which contains salt phosphates, to river water. This would be resulting as increased salinity of river water. Sand mining also transforms the riverbeds into large and deep pits; as a result, the groundwater table drops. The quality of groundwater also deteriorates due to heavy sand mining in riverbeds. Source: issues sandminingfacts01 html

  14. Q.8 The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), a UN mechanism to assist countries transition towards greener and more inclusive economies, emerged at A. The Earth Summit on Sustainable Development 2002, Johannesburg B. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012, Rio De Janeiro. C. The United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change 2015, Paris. D. The World Sustainable Development Summit 2016, New Delhi.

  15. Q.9 "3D printing" has applications in which of the following? 1 Preparation of confectionery items 2. Manufacture of bionic cars 3. Automotive industry 4. Reconstructive surgeries 5. Data processing technologies Select the correct answer using the code given below: A. B. C. D. 1,3 and 4 only 2,3 and 5 only 1 and 4 only 1,2,3,4 and 5

  16. Solution D All of the given options are among the applications of "3-D Printing Technology". Scientists have already discovered '3-D Food Printers" that could prepare confectionery items such as chocolate, Biscuits, snacks etc. with precision. Manufacturing Bionic cars would require machines to be extremely precise about the layering-process of building material, which could be done with the help of 3D Printing technology. Similarly, 3-D technology could also be employed in automotive industry, regenerative surgeries and Data processing technologies Source ions

  17. Q.10 Consider the following statements: 1. The Barren Island volcano is an active volcano located in the Indian territory. 2. Barren Island lies about 140 km east of Great Nicobar. 3. The last time the Barren Island volcano erupted was in 1991 and it has remained inactive since then. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. 2 and3 C. 3 only D. 1 and 3

  18. Solution A Only the first statement is correct. Barren Islands is an active volcano located in the Indian territory. The Island lies about 138 km northeast of the Middle Andaman. The last time the Barren Island volcano erupted was in 1991 and it has remained inactive since then.However, there have been eruptions every two-three years, the last in February 2016. Hence, Only the 1st statement is correct. Source 62.ece