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UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
Consider the following plants:1. Groundnut2. Horse-gram3. SoybeanHow many of the above belong to the pea family?
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
Consider the following statements:Statement-I: The Indian Flying Fox is placed under the “vermin” category in the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.St...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
The organisms "Cicada, Froghopper and Pond skater" are:
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
How many of the pairs given above are correctly matched?
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
Consider the following statements:1. Lions do not have a particular breeding season.2. Unlike most other big cats, cheetahs do not roar.3. Unlike male...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
Which one of the following shows a unique relationship with an insect that has coevolved with it and that is the only insect that can pollinate this t...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2024 (General Studies)
Consider the following :1. Butterflies2. Fish3. FrogsHow many of the above have poisonous species among them?
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2023 (General Studies)
Consider the following trees : 1. Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) 2. Mahua (Madhuca indica) 3. Teak (Tectona grandis) How many of the above a...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2023 (General Studies)
Consider the following fauna: 1. Lion-tailed Macaque 2. Malabar Civet 3. Sambar Deer How many of the above are generally nocturnal or most ac...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2023 (General Studies)
Which of the following organisms perform waggle dance for others of their kin to indicate the direction and the distance to a source of their food?&nb...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2023 (General Studies)
Consider the following statements regarding the Indian squirrels : 1. They build nests by making burrows in the ground. 2. They store their foo...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2023 (General Studies)
Which one of the following makes a tool with a stick to scrape insects from a hole in a tree or a log of wood? 
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2023 (General Studies)
With reference to the role of biofilters in Recirculating Aquaculture System, consider the following statements: 1. Biofilters provide waste treatmen...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2023 (General Studies)
Consider the following statements: 1. In India, the Biodiversity Management Committees are key to the realization of the objectives of the Nagoya Pro...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2022 (General Studies)
Consider the following pairs :   Wetland/Lake Location 1. Hokera Wetland ...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2022 (General Studies)
"If rainforests and tropical forests are the lungs of the Earth, then surely wetlands function as its kidneys." Which one of the following functions o...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2022 (General Studies)
With reference to "Gucchi" sometimes mentioned in the news, consider the following statements : 1. It is a fungus. 2. It grows in some Himalayan for...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2022 (General Studies)
Which of the following is not a bird ?
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2022 (General Studies)
Certain species of which one of the following organisms are well known as cultivators of fungi?
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2021 (General Studies)
In the nature, which of the following is/are most likely to be found surviving on a surface without soil? 1. Fern 2. Lichen 3. Moss 4. M...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2021 (General Studies)
Which of the following have species that can establish symbiotic relationship with other organisms? 1. Cnidarians 2. Fungi 3. Protozoa Select the ...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2021 (General Studies)
Consider the following animals: 1. Hedgehog 2. Marmot 3. Pangolin To reduce the chance of being captured by predators, which of the above organism...
UPSC Civil Service Prelims Paper I 2021 (General Studies)
Which one of the following is used in preparing a natural mosquito repellent?
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