Sunday, 20 May 2012

UPSC Prelims Answer Key Paper I analysis - IF YOU KNOW ANSWERS PLEASE POST IN COMMENTS

SET D (the results are subject to revision)

1. With reference to national rural health mission, which of the following are jobs of 'ASHA' a trained community health worker ?


2. Which of the following is/are the principal feature(s) of the government of India Act 1919?

Answer (a)
source : http://dialogue.hubpages.com/hub/Government-of-India-Act-1919

3. During Indian Freedom struggle, the national social conference was formed. What was the reasons for its formation.

4. which of the following parties was establish by Dr BR Ambedkar ?

Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._R._Ambedkar

all india scheduled castes federation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheduled_Castes_Federation

the independent labour party
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Labour_Party_(India)

Not founded
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peasants_and_Workers_Party_of_India

Answer (b)

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8. Which of the following is/are among the noticeable features of the recommendations of the thirteenth finance commission ?



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11 Mahatma Gandhi undertook fast unto death in 1932, mainly because
ramsay macdonald announced the communal award


Answer (C)
Source
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Chronology_of_Mahatma_Gandhi's_life/India_1932 

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14 Eight core industries


The eight industries - crude oil, petroleum refinery products, natural gas, fertilisers, coal, electricity, cement and finished steel - have a weightage of 37.9 per cent in the overall Index of Industrial Production (IIP).


Answer (c)


Source
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/eight-core-industries-sectors-grow-2/943540/






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16 Sea Buckthorn
Helps in controlling soil erosion and in preventing desertification
Nutritional value and is well adapted to live in cold areas of high altitudes.


Answer (c)


source : http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1198782587774&lang=eng


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Mixed farming is one which crop production is combined with the rearing of livestock. The live stock enterprises are complementary to crop production; so as to provide a balance and productive system of farming. In mixed farming at least 10% of its gross income must be contributed by livestock activity. The upper limit being 45% under Indian condition. So the farm on which at least 10 to 49% income is found from livestock is called mixed farm. 


http://agriinfo.in/default.aspx?page=topic&superid=1&topicid=652
Answer (C)


18 A particular state in india has the following characteristics


source latitude http://www.mapsofindia.com/lat_long/latitude-and-longitude-map-of-india.jpg
Source http://arunachalforests.gov.in/ 12% of forest cover constitutes protected area network in this state
answer (a)


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowpea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mung_bean
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pigeon_pea


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Ocean Currents
Rotation of the earth
Air pressure & Wind
Density of Ocean Water


http://whatonearth.olehnielsen.dk/currents.asp


Answer (b)




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22 Rainfed crops
all three
Ground Nut
Sesamum
Pearl Millet


http://nrlp.iwmi.org/PDocs/DReports/Phase_01/11.%20Potential%20of%20Rained%20Agriculture%20-%20Sharma%20et%20al.pdf


Answer (d)


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Acidification of Oceans will impact


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080526162652.htm
http://climatide.wgbh.org/2011/01/ocean-acidification-may-limit-phytoplankton/


Answer (a)


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34 Fundamental Duties of Citizens laid down in the indian constitution


http://india.gov.in/govt/documents/hindi/PartIVA.pdf
Answer (C)


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36 Thorium vs Uranium


Thorium is more abundant in nature than uranium


http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf62.html
Answer (1)


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40 
Genetically engineered plants
withstand drought
increase the nutritive value of the produce
and increase shelf life


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_plant


Answer (C)



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"
However the musical background of dhrupad is commonly thought to have a long history, traceable back to the Vedas themselves. TheYugala Shataka of Shri Shribhatta in the Nimbarka Sampradaya, written in 1294 CE, contains lyrics of similar fashion. Swami Haridas(also in the Nimbarka Sampradaya), the guru of Tansen, was a well known dhrupad singer.




Thematic matter ranges from the religious and spiritual (mostly in praise of Hindu deities) to royal panegyrics, musicology and romance.[4]


The text is preceded by a wholly improvised section, the alap. The alap in dhrupad is sung using a set of syllables, popularly thought to be derived from a mantra, in a recurrent, set pattern: a re ne na, té te re ne na, ri re re ne na, te ne toom ne (this last group is used in the end of a long phrase). 


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhrupad
Answer (B)


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Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi


Neither 1 nor 2 is correct


http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-bharatnatyam-and-kuchipudi/


Answer (D)


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1. Rowlatt Act was opposed by Indians as it deprived the people of their civil rights.
2. It authorized the government to imprison people without trial.



Answer: The Rowlatt Act had been hurriedly passed through the Imperial Legislative Council despite the united opposition of the Indian members. It gave the government enormous powers to repress political activities, and allowed detention of political prisoners without trial for two years.
Because of potential repression by this act people were highly outrage in India.


http://www.cbseguess.com/ebooks/x/history/history_3.php

http://www.excellup.com/classten/ssten/nationalism_india_questions_answers.aspx
Answer (B)


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Lahore session
The congress passed a resolution demanding complete independence


http://www.preservearticles.com/2012010119349/essay-on-the-lahore-session-of-the-indian-national-congress.html


Answer (A)


47 (subject to revision) 
Bhumi sparsha 


Both the statements are true


http://www.squidoo.com/BuddhaPoses
Answer (D)




48

source not available as of now


The religion of early Vedic Aryans was primarily one of 
Yajnas and worship of nature

Answer (C)



49 (subject to revision)


http://www.thebrahmosamaj.net/history/history.html

Answer (D)


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Definition of 'Capital Gain'
An increase in the value of a capital asset (investment or real estate) that gives it a higher worth than the purchase price. The gain is not realized until the asset is sold. A capital gain may be short term (one year or less) or long term (more than one year) and must be claimed on income taxes. A capital loss is incurred when there is a decrease in the capital asset value compared to an asset's purchase price.



http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/Archive/How_to_compute_capital_gains_2008-09.pdf
Answer (B)




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Money Supply
http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/1143/economics/increasing-money-supply/


Answer ()


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Portfolio Investment is Not FDI


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_direct_investment


Answer (D)


54 The Price of any currency in international market is decided by the 




http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1006040622159

http://ezinearticles.com/?How-are-Currency-Values-Determined?&id=467643


55 Aim of Lead Bank Scheme


Individual banks should adopt particular districts for intensive development


http://www.jkslbc.com/objective.php
http://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/PublicationDraftReports.aspx?ID=552
http://www.slbckerala.com/pdf/leadbank28_7_09.pdf
Answer (C)


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Direction keeping polestar to his left


Answer (C)


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Tiger Reserves in India
Bandipur
Manas
Sunderbans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_reserves_of_India


Answer (B)


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64 (subject to revision)
Characteristic Climate of the tropical savannah region


A definite dry and wet season


http://www.savanna.org.au/all/climate.html
Answer (D)


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66 Pollinating Agents
all three
Bat
Bee
Bird




http://anjungsainssmkss.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/pollination-agents-insects-birds-and-bats/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollination


Answer (D)


67 Endangered Species


Great Indian Bustard,
Musk Deer
Red Panda
Asiatic Wild Ass


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_endangered_species_in_India
Answer (A)


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Adjournment Motion
Motion for an adjournment of the business of the House for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance may be made with the consent of the Speaker.



http://www.civilspedia.com/2011/03/motion-in-indian-parliament-and-types.html

http://www.parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/decision/decp2.htm

http://parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/rules/rulep9.html

Answer (A)


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80 (subject to revision)


http://www.wrmin.nic.in/index2.asp?slid=794&sublinkid=579&langid=1
Answer (B)


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83 consumer courts


Answer (C)


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86 Biopesticides 
all the above are employed as biopesticides
Bacteria
Fungi
Flowering Plants


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biopesticide
Answer (D)

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88 Role of UV in water Purification
It inactivates/kills the harmful microorganisms in water


http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/mdbp/pdf/alter/chapt_8.pdf

Answer (A)

89 Graphene
2d Material and has good electrical Conductivity
thinnest but strongest material tested so far
entirely made of silicon and has high optical transparency
conducting electrodes


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene
Answer (D)


90 Lead Poisoning sources
1 smelting units
2 pens & pencils
3 Paints
4 Hair Oils & cosmetics


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_poisoning
http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=114&np=304&id=1895#4
http://www.kidshealthworks.com/topic.asp?topic_id=85

Answer (D)


91 Stem cell
can be used for medical therapies


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stem_cell


Answer (C)


92*(subject to revision) Chlorofluorocarbons are used in aerosol cans only


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorofluorocarbon
Answer (B)


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Nagara, Vesara, and Dravida styles of temples architecture


http://www.preservearticles.com/2011100414588/brief-notes-on-the-nagara-vesara-and-dravida-styles-of-temples-india.html


Answer (C)


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The congress ministries resigned in the seven provinces in 1939, because

The Congress ministries resigned in October and November 1939, in protest against Viceroy Lord Linlithgow's action of declaring India to be a belligerent in the Second World Warwithout consulting the Indian people.


Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Provincial_Elections,_1937
Answer ( D) None of the above




28 comments:

  1. 40
    Genetically engineered plants
    withstand drought
    increase the nutritive value of the produce
    and increase shelf life

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_plant

    Answer (C)

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  2. thorium vs uranium : thorium is less harmful than uranium.. thtz the reason chinese r opting on using Th.

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  3. 17. (C). mixed farming not cropping.

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  4. dude (17) is mixed farming not Mixed cropping
    http://agriinfo.in/default.aspx?page=topic&superid=1&topicid=652

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  5. Corrected 17 (C) ,

    Thanks Neha and Rahul.

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  6. thanx
    well job

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  7. can u post key of Paper 2

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  8. bharatnatyam / kuchipudi
    AnS: A
    http://www.kalatharangini.com/English/html/kuchupudi.html here u use ctrl+f key and search for "brass" and "dialogue". everything ll be clear.

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  9. PAPER 2: we are working , soon

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  10. Stem cell
    Ans: B
    http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/basics6.asp
    search for the term "drugs" .. u ll find that it can also b used for screening of new drugs

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  11. Multidimentional poverty index

    Ans: A
    Source : http://www.ophi.org.uk/policy/multidimensional-poverty-index/ & wikipedia

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  12. Replies
    1. We are trying to ensure maximum accuracy however 100% accuracy is possible only after UPSC declares actual results.

      Thats why we are backing each answer with source of information, so that candidates can recheck from the source.

      We request you to help us in finding the answer wherever we have not posted answers and also let us know the correct answers with sources if we have posted any wrong answer.

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  13. thangs from sidharth tirpude from waraseoni balaghat [mp]
    yours suggesion flow me to a bright future

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  14. Whats the cut off in general??

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  15. http://upsc-prelims-2012-answer-key-cutoff.blogspot.in/2012/05/upsc-prelims-2012-cutoff.html


    BASED ON VARIOUS ANALYSIS CUTOFFS ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN RANGE OF 215-235


    Feedback from students is always important, Please share your scores in comments , that will help us in projecting the cutoffs more precisely.

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  16. cutoff mayn't be that much... Even though candidates are well familiar with the questions, its the shock that UPSC had given with very near and close options. So as far as we people in hyderabad are thinking, its around 185-190 just like last year... Moreover the num. of people had also come down. Not more than 190 alltogether...thats for sure.. -----krishna

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    1. Hi Krishna,

      Considering the overall nature of the test and general feedback, we have projected 215-235 as cutoff.

      But it actually depends on a lot of factors and how overall students perform.
      So keep sharing the feedback you get from sources.

      we will revise the our projected cutoff numbers if required.

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  17. what abt that CAG question?

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    1. Complete Answer Key

      http://upsc-prelims-2012-answer-key-cutoff.blogspot.in/2012/05/upsc-civil-services-prelims-2012-paper.html

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  18. what is usual difference between cutoff of OBC and General Category

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  19. Sorry to say but last year cut off was just 170 for general
    This year 160 Willy b cut off for general

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    Replies
    1. Have u any source of cut off for general for last year?? How can u say that last year cut off was 170 for general???

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    2. what is da source of ur speculation?

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  20. stem cell research can be used for drug screening also..

    proof:http://www.nature.com/nrd/journal/v9/n5/full/nrd3000.html

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