Test Papers

UPSC MAINS QUESTION PAPER-2014-15 Gs paper II

Q1. Starting from inventing the ‘basic structure’ doctrine, the judiciary has played a highly proactive role in ensuring that India develops into a thriving democracy. In light of the statement, evaluate the role played by judicial activism in achieving the ideals of democracy. Q2. Though the federal principle is dominant in our Constitution and that principle is one of its basic features, but it is equally true that federalism under the Indian Constitution leans in favour of a strong Centre, a feature that militates against the concept of strong federalism. Discuss. Q3. The ‘power, privileges and Immunities of Parliament and […]

UPSC CIVIL SERVICES MAINS paper-I 2014

Answer all the questions in not more than 150 words each. Contents of the answer are more important than its length.All questions carry equal marks 1.To what extent has the urban planning and culture of the Indus valley civilization provided inputs to the present day urbanization?Discuss 10 2.Gandhara sculpture owed as much to the Romans as to the Greeks. Explain 10 3.Taxila university was one of the oldest universities of the world with which were associated a number or renowned learned personalities of different disciplines. Its strategic location caused its fame to flourish, but unlike Nalanda, it is not considered […]

GS TEST-9 2014-2015

    1. This organelle functions in cellular respiration: a. lysosome                                                 b. endoplasmic reticulum c. mitochondrion                                        d. golgi apparatus 2. The organelle functions to package and deliver proteins: a. lysosome                                                 b. endoplasmic reticulum c. mitochondrion                                        d. golgi apparatus 3. Cell organelles are located within the ____ of the cell. a. nucleus                                                    b. cytoplasm c. cell membrane                                         d. lysosomes 4. The endoplasmic reticulum functions to: a. transport materials                                 b. destroy old cell parts c. make ribosomes                                                d. package proteins 5. Genetic material is contained within the ___ of the cell. a. ribosomes                                                         b. cytoplasm c. nucleus                                                    d. nucleolus 6. This organelle […]

GS TEST-8

 (MODERN INDIA,SCIENCE,CURRENT AFFAIRS,ECONOMICS,MENTAL ABILITY) 1.Which of the following statements about the gravitational constant is true A.It has no units B.It has same value in all systems of units C.It is a force D.It does not depend upon the nature of medium in which the bodies lie 2.If the earth stops rotating about its axis, acceleration due to gravity will remain unchanged at A.Equator                                                             B.Latitude 450 C.Latitude 600                                                      D.Poles 3.Average density of the earth A.Is inversely proportional to g B.Is directly proportional to g C.Is a complex function of g D.Does not depend on g 4.In the depression of freezing […]

Indian Current Affairs for IAS Exam (17.10.2014 TO 20.10.2014)

1. Modi Muscle in Foreign Policy On assuming office as prime minister, there was much uncertainty as to what would be the style and substance of Narendra Modi’s foreign policy. While some wagered it would be blatantly chauvinistic, others felt it was likely to be marked by diffidence. In a little over four months in office, Modi has set at rest all speculation and provided clear indications of the nature of his foreign policy and how he would conduct it. In terms of style, Modi is his own man and will not let anyone including the external affairs ministry to […]