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Monday, 20 November 2017

UPSC CDS 2 Solved Question Paper 2017

  MOHAMMAD ZEESHAN       Monday, 20 November 2017
CDS 2 2017 Solved Question Paper
21) Statement I :
The early Aryans, who were essentially pastoral, did not develop any political structure which could measure up to a State in either ancient or modern sense.
Statement II :
Kingship was the same as tribal chief ship; the term Rajan being used for tribal chief who was primarily a military leader and who ruled over his people and not over any specified area.
Answer A: Both the statements are individually true and Statement II is the correct explanation of Statement I.

22) Which one of the following peasant struggles was an outcome of British opium policy ?
(a)  Phulaguri Dhawa [1861]
(b)  Birsaite Ulgulan [1899- 1900]
(c)  Pabna Revolt [1873]
(d)  Maratha Peasant Uprising [1875]
Phulaguri uprising was a historic event. It was also the first ever non-cooperation movement of Indian freedom movement because the farmers of Phulaguri region had stopped payment of taxes to the British administration and thus openly defied the rulers. This had not happened anywhere in India before Phulaguri.

23) Which one of the following statements about the Sayyid brothers during the period of Later Mughals is not true ?
(a)  They brought Jahandar Shah to power
(b)  They wielded administrative power.
(c)  They followed a tolerant religious policy.
(d)  They reached an agreement with King Shahu.

24) Which of the following statements with regard to the heterodox sect between sixth and fourth century BC are correct ?
1. The jain ideals were already being circulated in the seventh century BC by Parshava.
2. Although Buddhism, and to a lesser extent Jainism, took account of the changes in material life and reacted against orthodoxy, neither of these sought to abolish the caste system.
3. The first female disciple of Mahavira is said to have been a captured slave woman.
4. Buddha held that nuns could attain spiritual liberation just like a monk and granted them an equal status in the mendicant order.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a)  1, 2, 3, and 4
(b)  1, 2 and 3 only
(c)  1, 2 and 4 only
(d)  3 and 4 only
25) Which one of the following combinations of year and event concerning the French Revolution is correctly matched ?
(a) 1789 : Napoleonic Code
(b)  1791 : Tennis Court Oath
(c)  1792 : National Convention
(d)  1804 : New Constitution of France.

The National Convention (French: Convention nationale) was the third government of the French Revolution, following the two-year National Constituent Assembly and the one-year Legislative Assembly.


26) Who among the following is the author of the book, The Social Contract ?
(a)  Voltaire
(b)  Hobbes
(c)  Locke
(d)  Rousseau
The Social Contract, originally published as On the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Law (French: Du contrat social; ou Principes du droit politique) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is a 1762 book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality(1754).

27) Who among the following is the recipient of the Jnanpith Award, 2016 ?
(a)  Shankha Ghosh
(b)  Raghuveer Chaudhari
(c)  Pratibha Ray
(d)  Rehman Rahi

28) The Sustainable Development Goals [SDFs], which were adapted by the UNO in place of the Millennium Development Goals [MGDs] 2015, aim to achieve the 17 goals by the year.
(a)  2020
(b)  2030
(c)  2040
(d)  2050

29) Teejan Bai, a recipient of the M.S. Subbulakshmi Centenary Award, 2016, is an exponent in
(a)  Kannanda classical vocal
(b)  Kajari dance
(c)  Bihu dance
(d)  Pandavani, a traditional performing art.
30) Who among the following is the recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2016 ?
(a)  Nana Patekar
(b)  Manoj Kumar
(c)  Javed Akhtar
(d)  K.Viswanath

31) Which one of the following statements about the all India Services is correct ?
(a)  The All India Services may be created by an Act of the Parliament.
(b)  The endorsement of the Rajya Sabha is not essential for the creation of the All India Services.
(c)  The rules of recruitment to the All India Services are determined by the UPSC.
(d)  The conditions of service to the All India Services may be altered by the UPSC.
32) Which one of the following statements about emergency provisions under the Constitution of India is not correct ?
(a)  The powers of the Union Executive extend to giving directions to the States concerning the exercise of their powers.
(b)  The Union Executive can issue a provision relating to reduction of salaries of employees of the state Governments.
(c)  Governors have no emergency powers like the President of India.
(d)  If the Governor of a State is satisfied that a situation has arisen whereby the financial stability or credit of the State is threatened, he may declare financial emergency in the State.

33) The National Handloom Day is observed on
(a)  7th June
(b)  17th July
(c)  7th August
(d)  17th September

34) Venus, the first environment research satellite, was launched in August 2017 by which one of the following countries?
(a)  India
(b)  Russia
(c)  China
(d)  Israel

35) Which one of the following was the theme of the World Environment Day, 2017 ?
(a)  Green Economy : Does it include you ?
(b)  Connecting people to Nature
(c)  Think, Eat, save
(d)  Many Species, One Planet, One Future.

36) The all-women expedition of Indian Navy to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel, INSC Tarini, is scheduled to have four stopovers. Which one of the following is not one of them?
(a)  Fremantle
(b)  Lyttelton
(c)  Port Stanley
(d)  Durban

37) Why was constitutional amendment needed for introducing GST ?
(a) States were not willing to agree with the Union for introduction of GST without amendment in the Constitution.
(b)  GST was to be implemented on concurrent base and Article 246 was inadequate for such a case.
(c)  The Empowered Committee of Finance ministers had recommended for constitutional amendment.
(d)  The GST Council had recommended for constitutional amendment so that its power enhances.

38) Where is the world’s first Partition Museum inaugurated recently ?
(a)  New Delhi
(b)  Lahore
(c)  Amritsar
(d)  Islamabad

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