UPSC IAS Previous Year Prelims Paper - CSP 1993

Art And Culture
CSP 1993

The last in the succession of Jaina Tirthankaras was

A. Parsvanatha
B. Rishabha
C. Mahavira
D. Manisubrata

Answer: Option C

General Knowledge
CSP 1993

The abolition of the I.A.S. and the I.P.S. has been recommended by the

A. Dhebar Commission
B. Kalekar Commission
C. Kher Commission
D. Rajamannar Commission

Answer: Option D

CSP 1993

Which one of the following is the best strategy for environment- friendly sustainable development in Indian agriculture?

A. Expansion of cultivable land, increased use of superphosphate, urea and effective biocides
B. Wider popularization of high-yielding crop varieties, better and more frequent irrigation and increased frequency of aerial sprays of inorganic fertilizers and pesticides
C. Mixed cropping, organic manures, nitrogen-fixing plants and pest resistant crop varieties
D. Improved farm implements and machinery, use of potent insecticides to minimise post-harvest grain losses and mono culture cropping practices

Answer: Option C

Physical Geography
CSP 1993

Consider the map given below:

The mean annual rainfall in the shaded parts of India varies from

A. 100 to 150 cm
B. 150 to 200 cm
C. 200 to 250 cm
D. 250 to 300 cm

Answer: Option A

CSP 1993

Which one of the following statements is correct?

A. Neither the Finance Commission nor the Planning Commission is a constitutional body
B. The scope of the Finance Commission is limited to a review of the revenue segment of the budget while the Planning Commission takes an overall review embracing both capital and revenue requirements of the States
C. No one can be a member of both the Finance Commission and the Planning Commission at the same time
D. There is no overlapping of work and responsibility of the Finance Commission and those of the Planning Commission

Answer: Option B