Concept Application and Fact for Prelims Day-44

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This is the Day-44 questions of the CAF Revision plan for prelims. The questions are based on the syllabus as provided in the schedule. Aspirants are requested to go through the detailed CAF strategy to understand the need of the UPSC prelims and to prepare well for the same. Attempt the questions honestly. The link to key answers and explanations of this test is at the end of the questions. The maximum time to attempt the 18 questions is 25 minutes.


Q.1) The trees of tropical rainforest have buttress roots because:

(a) they help to provide aeration to soils

(b) the organisms found in the buttresses have a symbiotic relationship

(c) the trees belong to gramineae family

(d) the buttresses have to bear the mechanical load of hardwoods


Q.2) Arrange the following National Parks of India from North to South direction:

  1. Indravati National Park
  2. Nagarhole National Park
  3. Corbett National Park
  4. Madhav National Park

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1, 3, 2, 4

(b) 2, 1, 4, 3

(c) 3, 4, 1, 2

(d) 2, 3, 4, 1


Q.3) The most important strategy for the conservation of biodiversity together with traditional human life is the establishment of

(a) biosphere reserves

(b) botanical gardens

(c) national parks

(d) wildlife sanctuaries


Q.4) With reference to ‘Eco-Sensitive Zones’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Eco-Sensitive Zones are the areas that are declared under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
  2. The purpose of the declaration of Eco-Sensitive Zones is to prohibit all kinds of human activities, in those zones except agriculture.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.5) Consider the following pairs

  1. Dampa Tiger Reserve : Mizoram
  2. Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary : Sikkim
  3. Saramati Peak : Nagaland

Which of the above pairs is /are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.6) Consider the following pairs

            Wetlands                                            Confluence of rivers

1. Harike Wetlands                                         Beas and Satluj/Sutlej

2. Keoladeo Ghana National Park                   Banas and Chambal

3. Kolleru Lake                                                Confluence of Musi and Krishna

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.7) Which of the following have coral reefs?

  1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  2. Gulf of Kutch
  3. Gulf of Mannar
  4. Sunderbans

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.8) What is/are unique about ‘Kharai camel’, a breed found in India?

  1. It is capable of swimming up to three kilometres in seawater.
  2. It survives by grazing on mangroves.
  3. It lives in the wild and cannot be domesticated.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.9) With reference to ‘Red Sanders’, sometimes seen in the news, consider the following statements:

  1. It is a tree species found in a part of South India.
  2. It is one of the most important trees in the tropical rain forest areas of South India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q.10) In which of the following regions of India are you most likely to come across the `Great Indian Hornbill’ in its natural habitat?

(a) Sand deserts of northwest India

(b) Higher Himalayas of Jammu and Kashmir

(c) Salt marshes of western Gujarat

(d) Western Ghats


Q.11) In India, if a species of tortoise is declared protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, what does it imply?

(a) It enjoys the same level of protection as the tiger.

(b) It no longer exists in the wild, a few individuals are under captive protection; and now it is impossible to prevent its extinction.

(c) It is endemic to a particular region of India.

(d) Both (b) and (c) stated above are correct in this context.


Q.12) According to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, which of the following animals cannot be hunted by any person except under some provisions provided by law?

  1. Gharial
  2. Indian wild ass
  3. Wild buffalo

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.13) Due to some reasons, if there is a huge fall in the population of species of butterflies, what could be its likely consequence/consequences?

  1. Pollination of some plants could be adversely affected.
  2. There could be a drastic increase in the fungal infections of some cultivated plants.
  3. It could lead to a fall in the population of some species of wasps, spiders and birds.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.14) Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal is a

(a) Constitution body

(b) Quasi-judicial body

(c) Executive body

(d) Financial body


Q.15) With respect to GST council consider the following statements.

  1. It is a constitutional body under article 279(A).
  2. It is chaired by the Prime Minister of India.
  3. Its recommendations are binding on the President of India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.16) Which of the following committees are associated with Insider trading?

(a) TK Viswanathan committee

(b) Justice (Shri.) N.K. Sodhi

(c) Kelkar Committee

(d) Both (a) and (b)


Q.17) Which of the following is the apex financial institution for financing, facilitating and promoting India’s international trade?

(a) RBI

(b) EXIM Bank

(c) IMF

(d) Finance Ministry


Q.18) With respect to National Agricultural Higher Education Project, consider the following statements.

  1. The project is launched by Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
  2. It will be funded by the World Bank and the Indian Government on a 50:50 basis.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


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