Daily Practice Questions for OAS Prelims 2019: Set- 1

Q1. With reference to the Indian Civil Services under the British rule, which of the following is not correct?
a) The civil service, introduced by the East India company was the highest paid service in the world.
b) The Company Charter Act, 1853 provided that all recruits to the Civil Service were to be selected through a competitive examination
c) Since the regime of Cornwallis, the Indians were strictly excluded from Civil Service
d) Cornwallis ensured the promotion of the members of the Civil Service on the basis of their performance

Q2. When Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) is increased, which of the following situation outcome?
a) Ability of the RBI to give loan decreases
b) Ability of Commercial banks to give loans decreases
c) Ability of consumer to make deposits increases
d) None of the above situation happened

Q3. With reference to the functions of Departmental Standing Committees of the Parliament, which of the following statement is not correct?
a) To consider annual reports of ministries and departments
b) To consider the documents presented to the houses concerning long-term basic national policy
c) To consider the Demands for grant of the ministries and departments before to present them in Lok Sabha for discussion and voting
d) To consider the matters of daily administration of the concerned ministries and department.

Q4. Which of the following climatic region receives most precipitation during the Winter season?
a) China type
b) Mediterranean
c) Tropical Rain forest
d) None of the above

Q5. “Vaccination” is an example of:
a) Active Immunity
b) Natural Immunity
c) Passive Immunity
d) All of the above

Q6. The most appropriate reason for very rich species diversity in Himalayan range is:
a) It has less human interference
b) It is a confluence of different biogeographical zones
c) It has a high rainfall that supports luxuriant vegetative growth
d) Exotic and invasive species have not been introduced in this region


Answers:
Q1. (D) Till 1853 all appointments to the Indian Civil Services were made by the directors of the East India Company but the Charter Act of 1853 abolished their right to appoint the members of Civil Service and it provided the recruitment of the candidates through a competitive examination. Cornwallis ensured the promotion of members of the Civil Service by Seniority.
Q2. (B)
Q3. (D) One of the limitation of these committees is that they should not consider the matters of day to day administration of the concerned ministries and departments.
Q4. (B) During winter season the Polar Jet stream and associated periodic storms reach into the lower latitudes of the Mediterranean zones, bringing rain, with snow at higher elevations. As a result, areas with this climate receives almost all of their precipitation during their winter season.
Q5. (C)
Q6. (B)

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