Questions Asked in UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) in 2016

The agrahara in early India was:
(a) the name of a village or land granted to Brahmins
(b) the garland of flowers of Agar
(c) the grant of land to offices and soldiers
(d) land or village settled by Vaishya farmers
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The Germplasm is required for the propagation of plants and animals Germplasm is the :
1. Genetic resources
2. Seeds or tissues for breeding
3. Egg and sperm repository
4. A germ cell’s determining zone
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a) 1 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 2 and 4
 Answer:

Which one among the following statements about the coins of the Gupta rulers is correct?
(a) The observe and reverse, both had only the king’s portrait and date
(b) The observe, both had only an image of a deity and date
(c) The observe generally had an image of a deity or a motif
(d) The observe generally had king’s portrait and reserve always had a date
Answer:

Human Development Report for each year at global level is published by :
(a) WTO
(b) World Bank
(c) UNDP
(d) IMF
 Answer:

Which of the following statements about Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) are correct?
1. The CAG will hold officer for a period of six years from the date he assumes the office. He shall vacate office on attaining the age of 65 years, if earlier than the expiry of the 6 year term
2. The powers of CAG are derived from the Constitution of India
3. The CAG is a multi-member body appointed by the President of India in constitution with the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers
4. The CAG may be removed by the President only on an address from both Houses of Parliament, on the grounds of proved misbehavior or incapacity
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 4
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 1 and 2 only
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