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Exam NameCSAT IAS 2013
DescriptionUnion Public Service Commission
IAS Preliminary

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

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

Question: Which one of the following describes best
the concept of Nirvana in Buddhism?

Answer:The extinction of the flame of desire

Question: According to the Constitution of India,
which of the following are fundamental for the
governance of the country?

Answer:Directive Principles of State Policy

Question: The people of India agitated against the
arrival of Simon Commission because

Answer:there was no Indian member in the Simon

Question: Quit India Movement was launched in
response to

Answer:Cripps Proposals

Question: The balance of payments of a country is a
systematic record of

Answer:all import and export transactions of a country
during a given period of time, normally a year

Question: 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 code given

Answer:1, 2, 3 and 4

Question: An increase in the Bank Rate generally
indicates that the

Answer:Central Bank is following a tight money policy

Question: In India, deficit financing is used for raising
resources for

Answer:economic development

Question: Which of the following characterizes /
characterize the people of Indus Civilization?
1. They possessed great palaces and temples.
2. They worshipped both male and female deities.
3. They employed horse-drawn chariots in
Select the correct statement / statements using
the codes given below.

Answer:2 only

Question: Which of the following diseases can be
transmitted from one person to another
through tattooing?
1. Chikungunya
2. Hepatitis B
Select the correct answer using the codes given

Answer:2 and 3 only

Question: Which of the following statements is/are
applicable to Jain doctrine?
1. The surest way of annihilating Karma is to
practice penance.
2. Every object, even the smallest particle has a
3. Karma is the bane of the soul and must be
Select the correct answer using the codes given

Answer:1, 2 and 3

Question: Which one of the following terms describes
not only the physical space occupied by an
organism, but also its functional role in the
community of organisms ?

Answer:Ecological niche

Question: Photochemical smog is a resultant of the
reaction among

Answer:NO2, O3 and peroxyacetyl nitrate in the
presence of sunlinght

Question: Consider the following minerals:
1. Calcium
2. Iron
3. Sodium
Which of the minerals given above is / are
required by human body for the contraction of

Answer:1 and 3 only

Question: What will follow if a Money Bill is
substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?

Answer:The Lok Sabha may still proceed with Bill,
accepting or not accepting the recommendations
of the Rajya Sabha

Question: Which one of the following statements is

Answer:No procedure has been laid down in the
Constitution of India for the removal of a
Governor from his/her post

Question: Which one of the following pairs is
correctly matched?
Geographical Feature Region

Answer:Atlas, Mountains : North-Western

Question: With reference to the history of Indian
rock-cut architecture, consider the following
1. The caves at Badami are the oldest surviving
rock-cut caves in India.
2. The Barabar rock-cut caves were originally
made for Ajivikas by Emperor Chandragupta
3. At Ellora, caves were made for different faiths.
Which of the statements given above is/ are

Answer:3 only

Question: Recombinant DNA technology (Genetic
Engineering) allows genes to be transferred
1. across different species of plants
2. from animals to plants
3. from microorganisms to higher organisms
Select the correct answer using the codes given

Answer:1, 2 and 3