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Important questions for UPSC exam 2024. From critical historical events to contemporary socio-economic issues, each question is strategically designed to test your understanding and elevate your readiness for the UPSC journey.

1. Who appoints the members of the State Public Service Commission?

a. Chief Minister

b. Governor

c. Chief Justice

d. Vice President

2. Which one of the following statements is NOT correct? 

a. The Press Council of India is an autonomous quasi-judicial body established under an Act of the Parliament

b. The Press Information Bureau provides accreditation to media person so as to have easy access to information from government sources

c. Among all the states of India, Maharashtra publishes the largest number of newspaper

d. Press Trust of India is the largest news agency in the country

3. Assertion (A) : The Central Rural Sanitation Programme was launched in 1986 to improve the quality of life of rural people in India.

Reason (R) : Rural sanitation is a subject in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India.

In the context of above two statements, which one of the following is correct? 

a. Both A and R are individually true and R is the correct explanation of A.

b. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A.

c. A is true but R is false.

d. A is false but R is true

4. From which historical work were the words “Satyameva Jayate” appearing under the national emblem taken?

a. Bhagawad Gita

b. Rig Veda

c. Ramayana

d. Mundaka Upanishad

5. Human Development Index comprises literacy rates, life expectancy at birth and 

a. Gross National Product per head in the US dollars

b. Gross Domestic Product per head at real purchasing power

c. Gross National Product in US dollars

d. National Income per head in US dollars

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6. Assertion (A) : Fiscal deficit is greater than budgetary deficit.

Reason (R) : Fiscal deficit is the borrowing from the Reserve Bank of India plus other

liabilities of the Government to meet its expenditure. 

a. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

b. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

c. A is true but R is false

d. A is false but R is true

7. Consider the following taxes: 

1. Corporation tax 

2. Customs duty

3. Wealth tax 

4. Excise duty

Which of these is/are indirect taxes?

a. 1 only 

b. 2 and 4

c. 1 and 3 

d. 2 and 3

8. Hydrogen is not found in atmosphere because

a. it is highly inflammable

b. it is the lightest gas

c. it is absorbed by plants

d. it immediately combines with oxygen to form water

9. The freezer in a refrigerator is fitted near the top

a. to keep it away from hot compressor which is nearer to the bottom

b. because of convenience

c. it facilitates convection currents

d. to minimize power consumption

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10. Aqua regia is a 1 : 3 mixture, by volume, of

a. conc. nitric acid and conc. hydrochloric acid

b. conc. hydrochloric acid and conc. nitric acid

c. conc. nitric acid and conc. sulphuric acid

d. conc. sulphuric acid and conc. nitric acid

11. The metallic constituents of hard water are :

a. Magnesium, calcium and tin

b. Iron, tin and calcium

c. Calcium, magnesium and iron

d. Magnesium, tin and iron

12. A ball is dropped from a satellite revolving around the earth at a height of 120 km. The ball will

a. continue to move with same speed along a straight line tangentially to the satellite at that time

b. continue to move with the same speed along the original orbit of satellite

c. fall down to earth gradually

d. go far away in space

13. Consider the following statements and select the correct code.

Assertion (A) : A jet aircraft moving at Mach Number equal to 1 travels faster at an altitude of 15 km than while moving at Mach Number equal to 1 near the sea level.

Reason (R) : The velocity of sound depends on the temperature of the surrounding medium.

a. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A

b. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

c. A is true but R is false

d. A is false but R is true

14. The image of the object that we see forms on the retina of our eyes is 

a. always erect 

b. always inverted 

c. erect or inverted depends upon the intensity of light 

d. erect or inverted depends upon the age of the person 

Consider the following statements:

15. A 4-wheel vehicle moving in a sharp circular path at high speed will :

1. overturn about its outer wheels

2. overturn about its inner wheels

3. skid outwards

4. skid inwards

Which of these statements are correct?

a. 1 and 3

b. 2 and 4

c. 2 and 3

d. 1 and 4

16. What is the normal blood sugar level of a human being?

a. Close to 10 mg/ml

b. 120 – 150 mg/dl

c. 80 – 90 mg/dl

d. 150 – 200 mg/dl

17. If the blood group of one parent is AB and that of the other O, the possible blood group of their child would be

a. A or B

b. A or B or O

c. A or AB or O

d. A or B or AB or O

18. The vitamin that is most readily manufactured in our bodies is

a. vitamin A 

b. vitamin B

c. vitamin C 

d. vitamin D

19. In which one of the following Islands of India is an active volcano found? 

a. Car Nicobar Island

b. Nancowry lsland

c. Barren Island

d. Maya Bunder Island

20. Lakshadweep Islands are the product of

a. volcanic activity

b. wave action

c. sea-floor expansion

d. reef formation

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21. Which one of the following shows the correct sequence of places in descending order of the average summer rainfall?

a. Jaisalmer, Pune, Allahabad, Cherapunji

b. Cherapunji, Jaisalmer, Pune, Allahabad

c. Allahabad, Pune, Jaisalmer, Cherapunji

d. Cherapunji, Allahabad, Pune, Jaisalmer

22. Which one of the following groups of crops is grown in India during the Rabi season?

a. Wheat, barley, gram

b. Rice, maize, wheat

c. Barley, maize, rice

d. Millet, gram, rice

23. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the given tiger reserves of India from north of south? 

a. Dudwa – Kanha – Indravati -Bandipur

b. Kanha – Bandipur – Dudwa -Indravati

c. Indravati – Kanha – Dudwa -Bandipur

d. Dudwa – Kanha – Bandipur –Indravati

24. Some Buddhist rock-cut caves are called Chaityas, while the others are called Viharas. What is the difference between the two? 

a. Vihara is a place of worship, while Chaitya is the dwelling place of the monks

b. Chaitya is a place of worship, while Vihara is the dwelling place of the monks

c. Chaitya is the stupa at the far end of the cave, while Vihara is the hall axial to it

d. There is no material difference between the two

25. Which statement on the Harappan Civilisation is correct?

a. Horse sacrifice was known to them.

b. Cow was sacred to them.

c. ‘Pashupati’ was venerated by them.

d. The culture was not generally static.

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26. Lothal, the dockyard site of the Indus Valley Civilization, is situated in

a. Gujarat 

b. Punjab

c. Pakistan 

d. Haryana

27. Assertion (A): During the time of Akbar, for every ten cavalrymen, the mansabdars had to maintain twenty horses.

Reason (R): Horses had to be rested while on march and replacements’ were necessary in times of war.

a. Both A and R are true but R is the correct explanation of A

b. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

c. A is true but R is false

d. A is false but R is true

28. Assertion (A) : Marathas emerged as the strongest native power in India after the decline of Mughal empire.

Reason (R) : Marathas were the first to have a clear concept of a united Indian nation. 

a. Both A and R are individually true but R is the correct explanation of A

b. Both A and R are individually true but R is not the correct explanation of A

c. A is true but R is false

d. A is false but R is true

29. Consider the following statements: 

1. Arya Samaj was founded in 1835

2. Lala Lajpat Rai opposed the appeal of Arya Samaj to the authority of Vedas in support of its social reform programme

3. Under Keshab Chandra Sen, the Brahmo Samaj campaigned for women’s education

4. Vinoba Bhave founded the Sarvodya Samaj to work among refugees

Which of these statements are correct?

a. 1 and 2 

b. 2 and 3

c. 2 and 4 

d. 3 and 4

30. Which one of the following is the correct chronological order of the battles fought in India in the 18th Century?

a. Battle of Wandiwash–Battle of Buxar–Battle of Ambur–Battle of Plassey

b. Battle of Ambur–Battle of Plassey–Battle of Wandiwash–Battle of Buxar

c. Battle of Wandiwash–Battle of Plassey–Battle of Ambur–Battle of Buxar

d. Battle of Ambur–Battle of Buxar–Battle of Wandiwash–Battle of Plassey

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