Civil Services (Pre) 2012 GS-Paper 2

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Test Date : 06 May 2014
Test Time : 18:30
Question : 80
Duration : 120 Mins
Max Marks : 200
-ve Marking : Yes (0.83)
Test Participants : 5
Avg. Test Score : 16.91
Practiced By : 12

Civil Services (Pre) 2012 GS-Paper 2

Erewise team has brought Previous year Test Papers on our Online Test Platform. You can attempt last year questions on our Test platform and analyse your Rank, Marks while revising it any number of time. This Paper is General Studies Paper 2 of Civil Services Preliminary exam conducted by UPSC in 2012.


  1. This Test Booklet contains 80 questions. Each item comprises four responses (answers). You select the response which you want to mark on the Answer Sheet. In case, you feel that there is more than one correct response, mark the response which you consider the best. In any case, choose ONLY ONE response for each item.
  2. All items carry equal marks (2.5 marks)
  3. Penalty for wrong answers:


  1. There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, 0.83 marks (1/3rd of the marks alloted) will be deducted as penalty.
  2. If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above to that question, if it has a penalty.
  3. If a question is Unanswered (not marked), i.e., no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

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Sample Questions
The elements of the problem figures given below are changing with a certain rule as be observe them from left to right:
According to this rule, which of the following would be the next figure if the changes were continued with the same rule?


1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
Consider the following information regarding the performance of a class of 1000 students in four different tests
If a student scores 74 marks in each of the four tests, in which one of the following tests in her performance the best comparatively?
1. Test I
2. Test II
3. Test III
4. Test IV
Read the following passage and answer the item that follow based on the passage only
The poor especially in market economies, need the strengthen that collectivities offer for creating more economic, social and political space for themselves, for enhancing their socio-economic well-being and voice, and as a protection against free market individualism. It has been argued that a group approach to farming, especially in the form of bottom up agricultural production collectivities, offers substantial scope for poverty alleviation and empowering the poor as well as enhancing agricultural productivity. To realize this potential, however, the groups would need to be voluntary in nature, small in size, participative in decision making and equitable in work sharing and benefit distribution. There are many notable examples of such collectivities to be found in varied contexts, such as in the transition economies. All of the bear witness to the possibility of successful cooperation under given conditions. And although the gender impact of the family cooperatives in the transition economies are uncertain, the Indian examples of women-only groups farming offer considerable potential for benefiting women.
Consider the following assumptions:
1. It is imperative for transition economies to have agricultural collectivities.
2. Agricultural productivity can be increased by group approach to farming.
With reference to the above passage, which of these assumptions is/are valid?
1. 1 only
2. 2 only
3. Both 1 and 2
4. Neither 1 nor 2
Read the following passage and answer the item that follow based on the passage only
In a typical Western liberal context, deepening of democracy invariably leads to consolidation of ‘liberal values’. In the Indian context, democratization is translated into greater involvement of people not as ‘individuals’ which is a staple to liberal discourse, but as communities or groups. Individuals are getting involved in the public sphere not as ‘optimized’ individuals but as members of primordial communities drawn on religious or caste identity. Community-identity seems to be the governing force. It is not therefore surprising that the so-called peripheral groups continue to maintain their identities with reference to the social groups (caste, religion or sect) to which they belong while getting involved in the political processes despite the fact that their political goals remain more or less identical. By helping to articulate the political voice of the marginalized, democracy in India has led to ‘a loosening of social structures’ and empowered the peripherals to be confident of their ability to improve the socio-economic conditions in which they are placed. This is a significant political process that had led to a silent revolution through a meaningful transfer of power from the upper caste elites to various subaltern groups within the democratic framework of public governance.
According to the passage, what does “deepening of democracy” mean in the Western context?
1. Consolidation of group and class identities.
2. Democratization translated as greater involvement of people.
3. Democratization as greater involvement of ‘atomized’ individuals in the public sphere.
4. None of the statements (a), (b) and (c) given above is correct in this context.
Read the passage given below and the two statements that follow (given on the basis of the passage):
Four men are waiting at Delhi airport for a Mumbai flight. Two are doctors and the other two are businessmen. Two speak Gujarati and two speak Tamil. No two of the same profession speak the same language. Two are Muslims and two are Christians. No two of the same religion are of the same profession, nor do they speak the same language, nor do they speak the same language. The Tamil-speaking doctor is Christian.
1. The Christian-businessman speaks Gujarati.
2. The Gujarati-speaking doctor is a Muslim.
Which of the above statements is/are correct conclusion/conclusions?
1. 1 only
2. 2 only
3. Both 1 and 2
4. Neither 1 nor 2

Test Participants

No. User Rank Marks Time Taken
1 bashir.doc.3 1 58.41 01:57:39 Hrs
2 aimless 2 32.58 00:46:22 Hrs
3 bhanu 3 6.67 00:08:56 Hrs
4 Amritesh Suman 4 0.00 00:00:00 Hrs
5 kumarsuman3 5 -13.12 00:05:39 Hrs

Overall Rank: (# Revision attempts)

No. User Rank Marks Time Taken
1 manalika 1 95.10 01:30:23 Hrs
2 bashir.doc.3 #2 2 90.90 01:58:57 Hrs
3 bashir.doc.3 3 58.41 01:57:39 Hrs
4 jai678 4 55.07 01:49:23 Hrs
5 aimless 5 32.58 00:46:22 Hrs
6 bhanu 6 6.67 00:08:56 Hrs
7 saurabhanand11 7 5.01 00:10:44 Hrs
8 bhagyashree.shrivastava 8 4.17 00:07:14 Hrs
9 9 2.54 01:16:41 Hrs
10 amarvikki 10 2.50 00:00:42 Hrs
11 Amritesh Suman 11 0.00 00:00:00 Hrs
12 venkatv1986 12 0.00 00:00:05 Hrs
13 bashir.doc.3 #1 13 0.00 00:06:46 Hrs
14 kumarsuman3 14 -13.12 00:05:39 Hrs
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