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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
+2
-0.66

On June 21 every year, which of the following latitude(s) experience(s) a sunlight of more than 12 hours?

1. Equator

2. Tropic of Cancer

3. Tropic of Capricorn

4. Arctic Circle

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

A

1 only

B

2 only

C

3 and 4

D

2 and 4

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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
+2
-0.66

Consider the following statements:

1. The Red Sea receives very little precipitation in any form.

2. No water enters the Red Sea from rivers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

A

1 only

B

2 only

C

Both 1 and 2

D

Neither 1 nor 2

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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2023 (General Studies)
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
+2
-0.66
Change Language

Consider the following pairs:

Objects in space Description

(1)

Cepheids  Giant clouds of dust and gas in space

(2)

Nebulae Stars which brighten and dim periodically

(3)

Pulsars Neutron stars that are formed when massive stars run out of fuel and collapse

How many of the above pairs are correctly matched?

A
Only one
B
Only two
C
All three
D
None
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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2023 (General Studies)
MCQ (Single Correct Answer)
+2
-0.66
Change Language

With reference to the Earth's atmosphere, which one of the following statements is correct?

A
The total amount of insolation received at the equator is roughly about 10 times of that received at the poles.
B
Infrared rays constitute roughly two-thirds of insolation.
C
Infrared waves are largely absorbed by water vapour that is concentrated in the lower atmosphere.
D
Infrared waves are a part of visible spectrum of electromagnetic waves of solar radiation.
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