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UPSC IAS Previous Year Prelims Paper - CSP 1996


1. 
Modern History
CSP 1996

The meeting of Indian and British political leaders during 1930- 32 in London has often been referred to as the First. Second and Third Round Table Conferences. It would be incorrect to refer to them as such because

A. the Indian National Congress did not take part in two of them
B. Indian parties other than the Indian National Congress participating in the Conference represented sectional interests and not the whole of India
C. the British Labour Party had withdrawn from the Conference, thereby making the proceedings of the Conference partisan
D. it was an instance of Conference held in three sessions and not that of three separate conferences

Answer: Option D


2. 
Fundamentals Of Economics
CSP 1996

A redistribution of income in a country can be best brought about through

A. progressive taxation combined with progressive expenditure
B. progressive taxation combined with regressive expenditure
C. regressive taxation combined with regressive expenditure
D. regressive taxation combined with progressive expenditure

Answer: Option A


3. 
Modern History
CSP 1996

Who among the following was a prominent leader of the Congress Socialist Party ?

A. M. N. Roy
B. Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi
C. Pattam Thanu Pillai
D. Acharya Narendra Dev

Answer: Option D


4. 
Modern History
CSP 1996

Consider the following landmarks in Indian education :
(i) Hindu College, Calcutta
(ii) University of Calcutta
(iii) Adam's Report
(iv) Wood's Despatch
The correct chronological order of these landmarks is

A. I, III, IV, II
B. I, IV, III, II
C. III, I, IV, II
D. III, II, IV, I

Answer: Option B


5. 
Art And Culture
CSP 1996

Prem Vatika, poems on the life of Krishna, was composed by

A. Bihari
B. Surdas
C. Raskhan
D. Kabir

Answer: Option C