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CSAT – IAS : General Studies Prelim 2011 – Current Affairs Notes ( October , November ,December )

May 10, 2011

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General Studies Prelim 2011 – Current Affairs Notes

( October , November ,December )

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General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – REPORTS / INDEX /RANKING

General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – Committees

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Current Affairs Notes : Economic Survey 2010-11 & Budget 2011-12 – G.S.Pre. 2011

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Resources :General Studies :Questions Trend :2010-1995

Geography General Studies Prelim 2010-1995 ( 31 pages)

Geography General Studies Mains 2009-1995 ( 5 Pages )

Indian Polity G.S. Prelim 2010-1995 ( 26 Pages )

Indian Polity G.S. Mains 2009-1995  (9 Pages )

History of Modern India:  G.S. Prelim 2010-1995 ( 28 Pages )

History of Modern India:  G.S. Mains 2009-1995 (6 Pages )

CSAT – IAS : General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – REPORTS / INDEX /RANKING

February 20, 2011

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CSAT – IAS : General Studies Prelim 2011

Part I :Current Affairs –REPORTS / INDEX /RANKING

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Current Affairs Notes : IAS General Studies Prelim 2011  ( January – February)

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 CSAT – IAS : General Studies Prelim 2011 – Current Affairs Notes ( October , November ,December )

General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – NATIONAL News

General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – Committees

General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – Books & Authors

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CSAT – IAS : General Studies Prelim 2011 – Part I :Current Affairs – SCHEMES / PROGRAMMES / POLICIES

Current Affairs Notes : Economic Survey 2010-11 & Budget 2011-12 – G.S.Pre. 2011

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Resources :General Studies :Questions Trend :2010-1995

Geography General Studies Prelim 2010-1995 ( 31 pages)

Geography General Studies Mains 2009-1995 ( 5 Pages )

Indian Polity G.S. Prelim 2010-1995 ( 26 Pages )

Indian Polity G.S. Mains 2009-1995  (9 Pages )

History of Modern India:  G.S. Prelim 2010-1995 ( 28 Pages )

History of Modern India:  G.S. Mains 2009-1995 (6 Pages )

INTERACTIVE IAS MAINS TEST SERIES 2010 : 10 / 8 / 6 Mock tests – General Studies , Public Administration , Sociology , Philosophy , Geography , Psychology , History , Political Science

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INTERACTIVE IAS MAINS TEST SERIES 2010

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10 Mock Tests 8 Mock Tests 6 Mock Tests
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IAS MAINS QUESTION PAPER OF TEST SERIES 2010

G.S Test 1: Indian Polity & Constitution and Current Affairs & General Awareness

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UPSC – IAS ESSAY 2009 – MOCK TEST 1

August 10, 2009

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IAS 2009 : MOCK TEST 1

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The Essay must be written in the medium specified in the admission certificate issue to you. The name of medium must be stated clearly on the cover of the answer-book in the space provided for the purpose. No credit will be given to the essay written in a medium other than that specified in the admission certificate.

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QUIZ QC 32: Current Affairs & General Knowledge – IAS General Studies Prelim 2009

February 18, 2009

New : Special IAS General Studies Pre. Mock Test Question Paper 2010 ( 28 Pages , PDF file)

1. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List-I (Reports / Index)

A. World Investment Report 2008

B. World Economic Outlook 2008

C. Global Peace Index 2008

D. “ World in 2050: Beyond the BRICs”

List-II  (Published by)

1. Price Water House Coopers

2. Britain’s Economist Intelligent Units

3. International Monetaory Fund

4.  UNCTAD

Codes:

A         B            C              D

a).        4          3             2              1

b).        4          3             1              2

c).        3          4             1              2

d).        3          4             2              1

8. Consider the following pairs:

Operations / Exercise                      Related to

1. Hand in Hand, 2008      :     Indo-China joint military exercise

2. INDRA 2009                  : India Russian Naval Exercises

3. Operation Vajraprahar 2008  :  joint maneuvres on counter-

terrorism

Which among of the above pairs is/are correct?

a). Only 1 and 2                               b). Only 2 and 3

c). Only 3 and 1                               d). 1, 2 and 3

10. Which among of the following organizations has been awarded the 2008 Gates Award (world’s largest prize for international health) for Global Health from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?

a). Aravind Eye CareSystem

b).The Carter Center

c). Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahyata Samiti

d).  AIRE Centre

18. Which among of the following Indian documentaries directed by Megan Mylan is going to be part of Oscar Ceremony in Los Angeles?

a). Smile Pinki                                          b).Smiling God

c). Smile India d). Smiling Buddha

19. Consider the following statements:

1. During 2007-08, India received a record US $ 32.4 billion of FDI.

2. 7.1 percent rate of GDP growth in the current year makes India the

second fastest growing economy in the world.

Which among of the above statements are correct?

a). Only 1                                                 b). Only 2

c). Both 1 and 2                                       d). Neither 1 nor 2

27. According to the latest report of IMF, which among of the following countries will maintain positive growth rate in 2009 :

1. India 2. China

3. Brazil 4. Japan

5. Russia 6. Germany

Codes:

a). 1 , 2 & 3                               b). 1 , 2 and 4

c). 1, 2 and 5                             d). 1 , 2 and 6

30. Consider the following pairs:

Conference / Summits               Place

1. International Conference on Terrorism 2008 – New Delhi

2. Global Summit of women 2008 – Hanoi

3. Mini Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2008 – Singapur

Which among of the above pairs is/are correct?

a). Only 1 and 2                       b). Only 2 and 3

c). Only 3 and 1                       d). 1, 2 and 3

Download at: QUIZ QC 32:  Current Affairs and General Knowledge – IAS General Studies Prelim 2009

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QUIZ QC 28: Current Affairs and General Knowledge – IAS General Studies Prelim 2009

December 26, 2008

 

 

1. according to Transparency International’s 2008 Bribe Payers Index (BPI), Select the correct sequence of countries’ BPI in the descending order:

a). Brazil,India,Maxico,China                                                        

b). India,Brazil,Maxico,China

c). China,India,Brazil,Maxico                                                        

d). India,China,Brazil,Maxico

 

   3. Consider the following statements:

 1. Prabhat Patnaik has been included in a four member high power task force of the United Nations to recommend reform of the global financial system.

2. The task force is to be headed by Noble Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

   a). Only 1                                b). Only 2

   c). both 1 and 2                      d). Neither 1 nor 2

 

5. Which among of the following United Nation Security Council Resolution established sanctions against Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a front organisation for Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)?

a). UN Security Council Res.1267                                   

b). UN Security Council Res.1367                         

c). UN Security Council Res.1467                                   

d). UN Security Council Res.1667

 

14.Who among of the persons , editor in chief of Daily Times & Friday Times  has been awarded the 2009 Golden Pen of Freedom , the annual Prize of the World Association of Newspapers.

 a). Siddiq Baluch                               b). Hasan Abidi

 c). Ziauddin Ahmad Suleri                 d). Najam Sethi

 

 

18. Which among of the following Parliamentary committee is probing the cash-for-votes scandal related to the trust vote in the Lok Sabha ?

a). V. Kishore Chandra Deo Parliamentary Committee

b). Ramkrishnan Rao Parliamentry Committee

c). Samir Dutta parliamentary Committee

d). K. Swami Parliamentary committee

 

 

 

Download at: QUIZ QC 28:  Current Affairs and General Knowledge – IAS General Studies Prelim 2009

 
 

 

 

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QUIZ QC 27: Current Affairs and General Knowledge – IAS General Studies Prelim 2009

November 16, 2008

 

1. Consider the following statements:

 1. Russia , United State , the European Space Agency , Japan and China have sent a total of 67 spacecraft to the moon.

 2. Chandrayaan-1 is the 68th moon mission, both manned and unmanned.

 3. The first country to send a spacecraft to the orbit the moon was the USSR IN 1959.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a). Only 1 and 2                                b). Only 2 and 3

 c). both 3 and 1                                d).  1, 2 and 3

 

4. According to the Global Gender Gap 2008 Report, Select the correct sequence of countries ranking in the descending order:

a). Norway , Finland , Sweden, Iceland                     

b). Sweden , Norway , Finland , Iceland

c). Finland , Norway , Sweden , Iceland                    

d). Finland , Sweden , Norway , Iceland  

 

9. Consider the following statement regarding Shourya missile which was recently tested successfully at Chandipur-on-sea, Balasore, Orissa. 

     1. The Shaurya missile is a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

     2.  A. K. Chakrabarti is the Director of Sourya Missile’s Programme.

     3.   The missile had high manoeuvrability. So it could not be easily detected by the enemy.

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a). Only 1 and 2                          b). Only 2 and 3

 c). both 3 and 1                          d).  1, 2 and 3

 

20. Moon Impact Probe (MIP) impacted the Moon’s surface at a speed of 1.6 km per minute , landed on its target which among of the following crater on the south pole of the moon?

a). Shoemaker crater                  b). Sverdrup Crater

c). Faustini crater                        d). Shackleton crater

 

23. Who is among members of a high level panel of economists appointed by U.N. General Assembly President Miguel d’ Escoto to suggest measures deal with the current economic crisis ?

a). Y V Reddy                             b). C. Rangarajan

c). Amartya Sen                         d). Raghuram Rajan

 

25. Consider the following statement regarding G-20 Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy, which is being held in Washington on November 14 and 15.

1. The summit expressed the need to advance the reform of the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, so that they adequately reflect the changing economic weights in the world economy.

2. The G-20 meet consists of 20 economies, which together comprise of 80% of the world’s trade and have two-thirds of the world population.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

   a). Only 1                                    b). Only 2

   c). both 1 and 2                          d). Neither 1 nor 2

 

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UPSC – IAS General Studies Prelim 2008 – Question Papers & Answers Key

May 20, 2008

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