Concept Application and Fact for Prelims Day-50

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This is the Day-50 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 16 questions is 20 minutes.


Q.1) Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of India are correct?

  1. They are generally red in colour.
  2. They are rich in nitrogen and potash.
  3. They are well-developed in Rajasthan and UP.
  4. Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these soils.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

(a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 2, 3 and 4

(c) 1 and 4

(d) 2 and 3 only


Q.2) Consider the following crops

  1. Cotton
  2. Groundnut
  3. Rice
  4. Wheat

Which of these are Kharif crops?

(a) 1 and 4

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 2, 3 and 4


Q.3) Consider the following pairs :

  1. Limboo (Limbu) : Sikkim
  2. Karbi : Himachal Pradesh
  3. Dongaria : Odisha
  4. Bonda : Tamil Nadu

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 4 only

(c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q.4) Consider the following pairs :

National Highway                  Cities connected

1. NH 4                                    Chennai and Hyderabad

2. NH 6                                     Mumbai and Kolkata

3. NH 15                                  Ahmedabad and Jodhpur

Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 1, 2 and 3

(d) None


Q.5) Regur soil is most suitable for the cultivation of :

(a) Groundnut

(b) Cotton

(c) Tobacco

(d) Sugarcane


Q.6) Which of the following practices can help in water conservation in agriculture?

  1. ‎1. Reduced or zero tillage of the land ‎
  2. ‎2. Applying gypsum before irrigating the field ‎
  3. ‎3. Allowing crop residue to remain in the field ‎

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.7) Consider the following pairs.

Country Slash and burn agriculture
Mexico Conuco
Venezuela Milpa
Brazil Roca
Indonesia Lading

Which of the pairs is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 3

(b) 2 and 4

(c) 1 and 2

(d) 3 and 4


Q.8) Consider the following statements about Intensive Subsistence Farming.

  1. It is practised in areas of high population pressure on land.
  2. It is capital intensive farming.
  3. High doses of biochemical inputs and irrigation are used for obtaining higher production.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.9) Consider the following statements.

Assertion (A): India has different cropping patterns and seasons.

Reason (R): India has the physical diversities and plurality of cultures.

In the context of the statements above, which of these is true?

a) A and R both are true, and R is the correct explanation for A.

b) A and R both are true, and R is the NOT the correct explanation for A.

c) A is correct, R is incorrect.

d) A and R both are incorrect


Q.10) The crop grows well in tropical and sub-tropical climates endowed with deep and fertile well-drained soil, rich in humus and organic matter. It requires warm and moist frost-free climate all through the year. The statements describe which of the following crops?

(a) Rice

(b) Tea

(c) Coffee

(d) Sugarcane


Q.11) The map shown below indicates the major cropping area of ____ crop.

(a) Jowar

(b) Cotton

(c) Maize

(d) Ground Nut


Q.12) Consider the following statements about ‘PM Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana’.

  1. The unorganised workers whose monthly income is Rs 15,000/ per month or less and belong to the entry age group of 18-40 years are eligible for the scheme.
  2. They shall receive maximum assured pension of Rs 3000/- per month after age of 60 years.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) None


Q.13) The matters related to internal trade were under the domain of the

(a) Ministry of Commerce and Industry

(b) Ministry of Consumer Affairs

(c) Ministry of Home Affairs

(d) both (a) and (b)


Q.14) ‘Least Available Depth Information System’ is often in news related to

(a) Mineral oil exploration

(b) Inland water navigation

(c) Borewell water extraction

(d) Shaft mining of coal


Q.15) Consider the following statements about National Pharmaceutical Pricing Agency.

  1. It is a government regulatory agency that controls the prices of pharmaceutical drugs in India.
  2. It works under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  3. Drugs (Price Control) Orders [DPCO] under Essential Commodities Act 1955 aim to regulate the prices of bulk drugs and their formulations to make them more affordable.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 1 and 3

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.16) Tendu, palas, amaltas, bel, khair, axlewood, etc. are the common trees of the ___ forests.

(a) Tropical Dry deciduous forest

(b) Tropical Moist deciduous forest

(c) Montane Forests

(d) Littoral and Swamp Forests


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