Day 4: Daily Test Series | UPSC Prelims 2020

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DAY 4: Daily Test Series Prelims 2020

Q1. Which of the following developments led Babur to look towards India?

  1. The tripartite struggle in central Asia.
  2. Invitations from Rana Sanga and Daulat Khan Lodi.
  3. Political instability in India since the disintegration of the Tughluq dynasty.
  4. He was ousted from Samarkand twice by the Uzbeks.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) All of the above

Q2. Which of the following were the significance of the advent of Babur in India?

  1. Introduction of gun powder in India.
  2. India’s security from external invasions
  3. India could take a greater share in the trans-Asian trade.
  4. The allegiance of Indian rulers to the Caliph was done away with.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1, 3, and 4 only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, and 4

Q3.  Arrange the following wars into the chronological order:

  1. Battle of Kanauj
  2. Battle of Bajaur
  3. Second battle of Panipat
  4. Battle of Khanwa

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1-2-4-3

(b) 2-1-3-4

(c) 2-4-1-3

(d) 4-2-3-1

Q4. Which of the following statements regarding the Mansab system is/are correct?

  1. Under the mansab system ranks were expressed in numerical terms.
  2. The mansab awarded to an individual fixed both his status (Zat) in the official hierarchy and also his size of contingents (Sawaar).
  3. State could not increase the Sawar rank without altering the Zat rank.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 3 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q5. Consider the following pairs:

  1. Diwan-i-kul: Head of judiciary
  2. Mir Bakshi: Head of finance
  3. Amil-guzar: Revenue collector
  4. Muqaddam: Head of village

Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q6. Arrange the following units of Mughal administration into decreasing order of their power?

  1. Suba
  2. Chakla
  3. Pargana
  4. Mauza

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1-2-3-4

(b) 1-3-2-4

(c) 1-4-3-2

(d) 2-1-4-3

Q7. The Treaty of Purandar was an initiative of Jai Singh for the conquest of Deccan by Aurangzeb. It was signed between:

(a) Jai Singh and Adil Shah II

(b) Shivaji and Jai Singh

(c) Malik Amber and Aurangzeb

(d) Siddis and Mughal

Q8. The ruling classes in the Deccan states in Medieval India consisted of groups of nobles who came from various background. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. The founder of Adil Shahi state of Bijapur was an Afaqi.
  2. Dakhanis were also originally from outside and included Hindu converts also.
  3. Most of the Afaqis were sunni while most of the Dakhanis were shia.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q9. Which the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

  1. Chahar Taslim: Mode of salutation
  2. Ghalla-bakshi: Revenue Farming
  3. Pahi-kasht: Non-resident cultivator

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q10. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Nastaliq is a type of Persian calligraphy, developed in the Akbar’s reign.
  2. Tabaqat-i-Akbari was written by Abul Fazl.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q11. Global social mobility report has been published by which of the following organizations?

(a) World Bank

(b) International labor organization

(c) International monetary fund

(d) World economic forum

Q12. Which of the following statements is incorrect?

(a) Blue dot network is a USA lead initiative which brings together govts, private sector and other organization to set high quality global infrastructure development standards.

(b) India recently signed UN lead Singapore convention on mediation.

(c) India is a member of Indian ocean commission.

(d) Pakistan is part of coffee club also known as uniting for consensus.

Q13. Consider the following statement regarding Bharat bond ETF:

  1. It is India first corporate bond exchange traded fund.
  2. Retail investor can invest with minimum amount of 10000 Rs.
  3. It will have a fixed maturity period of 5 and 10 years and will trade on the stock exchange.
  4. This move will allow retail investor to buy govt. debt.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

(a) 1 and 2.

(b) 2 and 3.

(c) 3 and 4.

(d) None of the above.

Q14. Consider the following statements regarding INSTEX (Instruments in support of trade exchanges):

  1. It is a joint initiative of countries parties to JCPOA to circumvent USA sanctions.
  2. its mission is to facilitate non-US dollar and non-SWIFT transaction.
  3. INSTEX is registered at London with initial 3000 Euros in capital.

which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only 

(b) 2 only 

(c) 3 only 

(d) All of the above

Q15. Consider the following statements regarding Jal Jeevan Mission:

  1. it aims to supply piped water to all rural household by 2022.
  2. The Mission comes under the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
  3. Jal Jeevan Mission will converge with other Central and State Government Schemes to achieve its objectives of sustainable water supply management across the country.

Which of the above statements is incorrect?

(a) 1 only.

(b) 2 only.

(c) 3 only.

(d) None of the above

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