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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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38)

CDS 2017

Answer :C


upsc2020,samudragupt
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39)

CDS 2017

D

AnswerD


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40)

CDS 2017

A? could be D - as points are interrelated. Not sure. 

AnswerA


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41-c, 42-a, 43-a, 44-d, 45-a, 46-a ?

41 C

42 A

43 A

44 A

45 A

46 A

@singhpradyumna125831 

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If a commodity is provided free to the public by the Government, then

(a) The opportunity cost is zero.

(b) The opportunity cost is ignored.

(c) The opportunity cost is transferred from the consumers of the product to the tax-paying public.

(d) The opportunity cost is transferred from the consumers of the product to the Government.

Though the answer given is C ....however question arise that the govt might use debt finance to provide free service, in that case taxpaying public doesn't share the burden ....so D is plausible?

One of the contentious questions. We assume/ and the fact is that the major source of revenue is taxes collected by public. What is provided free to us? Street Light, protection, public parks etc etc. But where does the money come to the government eventually to maintain these? Thus, I would go with C. 

samudragupt,
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41 a

43a chisti Nizamuddin not much major books ..khusrau read in detail so not connected via past knowledge..finally after chintan intuition hitting hujwiri.

42a

44b

45a

46d?how to eliminate??

For 46: Lok Adalat is an important topic. NLSA website gives out the important details and question can be solved from there by elimination. 


Levels and Composition of Lok Adalats:


At the State Authority Level -

The Member Secretary of the State Legal Services Authority organizing the Lok Adalat would constitute benches of the Lok Adalat, each bench comprising of a sitting or retired judge of the High Court or a sitting or retired judicial officer and any one or both of- a member from the legal profession; a social worker engaged in the upliftment of the weaker sections and interested in the implementation of legal services schemes or programmes.

At High Court Level -

The Secretary of the High Court Legal Services Committee would constitute benches of the Lok Adalat, each bench comprising of a sitting or retired judge of the High Court and any one or both of- a member from the legal profession; a social worker engaged in the upliftment of the weaker sections and interested in the implementation of legal services schemes or programmes.

At District Level -

The Secretary of the District Legal Services Authority organizing the Lok Adalat would constitute benches of the Lok Adalat, each bench comprising of a sitting or retired judicial officer and any one or both of either a member from the legal profession; and/or a social worker engaged in the upliftment of the weaker sections and interested in the implementation of legal services schemes or programmes or a person engaged in para-legal activities of the area, preferably a woman.

At Taluk Level-

The Secretary of the Taluk Legal Services Committee organizing the Lok Adalat would constitute benches of the Lok Adalat, each bench comprising of a sitting or retired judicial officer and any one or both of either a member from the legal profession; and/or a social worker engaged in the upliftment of the weaker sections and interested in the implementation of legal services schemes or programmes or a person engaged in para-legal activities of the area, preferably a woman.

National Lok Adalat

National Level Lok Adalats are held for at regular intervals where on a single day Lok Adalats are held throughout the country, in all the courts right from the Supreme Court till the Taluk Levels wherein cases are disposed off in huge numbers. From February 2015, National Lok Adalats are being held on a specific subject matter every month.

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47. Why did the early nationalists oppose the Council Act of 1892?


(a) The number of members of the Imperial Legislative Council was increased


(b) The number of members of Provincial Councils was increased


(c) The Councils were given the right to discuss the annual budgets


(d) The Act did not give the Indians control over the public funds

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48. Which of the following conditions is/are essential for wheat cultivation?


1. Optimum temperature during growing period is around 30°C


2. A frost-free period of about 100 days


3. Light clay or heavy loam soil


Select the correct answer using the code given below:


(a) 1, 2 and 3


(b) 1 and 2 only


(c) 2 and 3 only


(d) 1 only

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49. Which of the following are the defining features of liberal democracy?


1. Constitutional government based on formal, usually legal, rules


2. Guarantees of civil liberties and individual rights


3. It invests political authority with potentially unlimited power


Select the correct answer using the code given below:


(a) 1 and 3 only


(b) 1 and 2 only


(c) 2 and 3 only


(d) 1, 2 and 3

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50.  Which one of the following is an example of a price ceiling?


(a) Fares charged by Airlines in India


(b) Price printed on biscuit packets


(c) Minimum support price for cane growers


(d) Minimum wages fixed by state Governments

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47 D

48 A

49 B

50 B


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47 D

48 A

49 B

50 B


47 D

48 C

49 B

50 C- However, I would request some inputs here. 

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51. The Reserve Bank of India regulates the commercial banks in matters of

  1. liquidity of assets
  2. branch expansion
  3. merger of banks
  4. winding-up of banks

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

a. 1 and 4 only

b. 2, 3 and 4 only

c. 1, 2 and 3 only

d. 1, 2, 3 and 4

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52. National income of a country for a given period is equal to the

a. total value of goods and services produced by the nationals

b. sum of total consumption and investment expenditure

c. sum of personal income of all individuals

d. money value of final goods and services produced

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53. If the interest rate is decreased in an economy, it will

a. decrease the consumption expenditure in the economy

b. increase the tax collection of the Government

c. increase the investment expenditure in the economy

d. increase the total savings in the economy

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47 b

48d

49b

50d analysis for price ceiling examples?

51d

52d

53c

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47 b

48d

49b

50d analysis for price ceiling examples?

51d

52d

53c

47 D

48 C

49 B

50 C 

51 D

52 D

53 C


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47 b

48d

49b

50d analysis for price ceiling examples?

51d

52d

53c

For Price Ceiling question, what I understand is:

Price Ceiling: a legal maximum on the price of a good or a service. For example, government set a price ceiling for Uber to give taxis back an advantage. By putting a ceiling on the price of Uber rides, govt attempted to lower the high price of Uber rides during peak times. However, that didn't happen. The taxi never came, and Uber would show it as shortage. 

Whenever a government sets a price ceiling, shortages occur - the demand is larger then what the seller is willing to provide.

Feel free to ask if the concept isn't clear. 


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54. The concept of Anuvrata was advocated by

a. Mahayana Buddhism

b. Hinayana Buddhism

c. Jainism

d. Lokayata School

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55. According to Mimansa system of philosophy, liberation is possible by means of

a. Gyana

b. Bhakti

c. Karma

d. Yoga

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