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UPSC Previous Year Questions: CSP 2021

One cannot place less emphasis on the fact as to how important it is to solve questions asked by UPSC Previously. In fact, UPSC tends to repeat from its own stock, verbatim. 

This thread, shall be solely dedicated for posting questions asked in CSP & CAPF.

I shall be posting questions here on a daily basis. Urge you all to answer these in all seriousness. Shoot doubts if you have any, wrt solving any question. 

Remember the idea is to solve them, again. Reading questions and solutions is NOT sufficient. 

Cheers!

@Neyawn @root


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Which of the following lakes is/are situated in Ladakh?

1. Tso Kar

2. Pangong Tso

3. Tsomgo

4. Tso Moriri

psmitap,Aspirant101
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An antibiotic is not useful against virus whereas a vaccine is. Which one of the following is the most appropriate reason for this?

A. An antibiotic can break RNA only whereas virus has DNA.

B. An antibiotic is a carbohydrate in its chemical nature, whereas a vaccine is a protein, which works well to kill a virus.

C. Only vaccine can break the genetic material of a virus.

D. A virus does not use biochemical pathways which can be blocked by an antibiotic. But a vaccine can boost an immune system to fight the virus.

( CDS 1 2021)
BurtMacklin_FBI,SPSahab
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The percentage by which the money the borrower pays back exceeds the money that was borrowed is called:

a. bank rate

b. nominal interest rate

c. real interest rate

d. terms of credit

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Match list 1 to 2 and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List 1                       List 2

A.Cyclones        1.Western Australia

B.Hurricane        2.South China Sea

C.Typhoons         3.Indian Ocean

D.Willy-Willies      4. Atlantic Ocean 
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The percentage by which the money the borrower pays back exceeds the money that was borrowed is called:

a. bank rate

b. nominal interest rate

c. real interest rate

d. terms of credit

B.

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An antibiotic is not useful against virus whereas a vaccine is. Which one of the following is the most appropriate reason for this?

A. An antibiotic can break RNA only whereas virus has DNA.

B. An antibiotic is a carbohydrate in its chemical nature, whereas a vaccine is a protein, which works well to kill a virus.

C. Only vaccine can break the genetic material of a virus.

D. A virus does not use biochemical pathways which can be blocked by an antibiotic. But a vaccine can boost an immune system to fight the virus.

( CDS 1 2021)

D.

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@upsc2020 1, 2 and 4.


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Which of the following lakes is/are situated in Ladakh?

1. Tso Kar

2. Pangong Tso

3. Tsomgo

4. Tso Moriri

1, 2 and 4.

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Match list 1 to 2 and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List 1                       List 2

A.Cyclones        1.Western Australia

B.Hurricane        2.South China Sea

C.Typhoons         3.Indian Ocean

D.Willy-Willies      4. Atlantic Ocean 

A-3

B-4

C-2

D-1



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Which of the following lakes is/are situated in Ladakh?

1. Tso Kar

2. Pangong Tso

3. Tsomgo

4. Tso Moriri

Pangong tso

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Which of the following lakes is/are situated in Ladakh?

1. Tso Kar

2. Pangong Tso

3. Tsomgo

4. Tso Moriri

1, 2 and 4.


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previous year paper up to which year must be done. do we to that 25 years?

LBSNAA hai tod de ya chhor de
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previous year paper up to which year must be done. do we to that 25 years?

At least for the static subjects like History, Geography, Polity - solve prev 20/25 years.

nerdfighter,
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54. A decrease in tax to GDP ratio of a country indicates which of the following?
1. Slowing economic growth rates
2. Less equitable distribution of national income

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

Official answer key says option A is correct. Can someone provide the rationale. I am unable to understand how it could be A.


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54. A decrease in tax to GDP ratio of a country indicates which of the following?
1. Slowing economic growth rates
2. Less equitable distribution of national income

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

Official answer key says option A is correct. Can someone provide the rationale. I am unable to understand how it could be A.


I think we shouldn't go deep and draw conclusions. Straight answer is given

Concept is about less tax and more gdp.

The examiner may be of view that less economic growth contribute to low tax revenue. Here the tax not only income tax but also indirect taxes like GST.

Tax to gdp ratio may not give better picture of national income distribution.

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54. A decrease in tax to GDP ratio of a country indicates which of the following?
1. Slowing economic growth rates
2. Less equitable distribution of national income

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

Official answer key says option A is correct. Can someone provide the rationale. I am unable to understand how it could be A.


I also thought both true.. But@eclectus explanation looks convincing. we can think like tax to gdp ratio is 10 percent. Out of this assume 50% tax paid by Ambani and Adanis only. Ratio wont reflect only these people contribution as it is percent quantitatively. However if it is low ratio then ambani also losing money so growth lowering

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@eclectus thanks for giving your two cents. But low tax revenue does not necessarily mean low tax to GDP ratio, right? In case the fall in tax revenue is commensurate to the fall in GDP. Is there some established economic concept that if GDP falls, the tax to GDP ratio falls at a higher proportion? Something conceptually opposite to tax buoyancy.


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