UPSC IAS Previous Year Prelims Paper - CSP 2003

Medieval History
CSP 2003

Alam Khan, one of those who invited Babar to invade India was

A. An uncle of Ibrahim Lodi and a pretender to the throne of Delhi
B. A cousin of Ibrahim Lodi who was ill-treated and expelled form the country
C. The father of Dilawar Khan to whom cruel treatment was meted out by Ibrahim Lodi
D. A high official in Punjab province who was very much discontented with Ibrahim Lodi's treatment to his tribe.

Answer: Option A

Alam Khan was an uncle of Ibrahim Lodi and a pretender to the throne of Delhi.

Medieval History
CSP 2003

The battle of Dharmat was fought between

A. Muhammad Gori and Jai Chand
B. Babar and the Afghans
C. Aurangzeb and Dara Shikoh
D. Ahmad Shah Durrani and the Marathas

Answer: Option C

Dara Shikoh was a brother of Aurangzeb and both fought against each other for Delhi’s throne with the support of Raja Jaswant Singh and Prince Murad respectively.

General Knowledge
CSP 2003

Which one among the following has the largest shipyard in India?

A. Kolkata
B. Kochi
C. Mumbai
D. Visakhapatnam

Answer: Option B

Kochi (Cochin) Shipyard Limited is designed to construct ships of size upto 1,10,000 DWT and repair ships up to 1,25,000 DWT. It is the only shipyard with ISO-9001 accreditation for ship building, ship-repair and marine engineering training in India.

CSP 2003

Three flags, each of different colour, are available for a military exercise. Using these flags, different codes can be generated by waving
(i) Single flag of different colours, or
(ii) Any two flags in a different sequence of colours, or
(iii) Three flags in a different sequence of colour
The maximum number of codes that can be generated is

A. 6
B. 9
C. 15
D. 18

Answer: Option C

General Knowledge
CSP 2003

Match List I (Organisation) with List II (Location) and select the correct answer using the codes given below the list:
List I List II
(Organisation) (Location)
A. National Sugar Institute 1. Dehradun
B. Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited 2. Kamptee
C. Institute of Military Law 3. Pune
D. Institute of National Integration 4. Hyderabad

A. 3 1 4 2
B. 5 1 4 3
C. 3 4 5 2
D. 5 4 2 3

Answer: Option D

A. National Sugar Institute – Kanpur B. Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd. – Hyderabad C. Institute of Military Law – Kamptee D. Institute of National Integration – Pune.