Expected Questions for CDS 1 2020

Expected Questions for CDS 1 2020


Expected Questions for CDS 1 2020: Every year Union Public Service Commission conducts "Combined Defence Services" (CDS) Examination twice a year for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October/November and June/July, and the examination is conducted in February and November respectively. CDS 1 2020 will held on 2 February 2020 and notification for the same has been published on the official website of the commission. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). To clear the examination, you need is the complete information of the pattern, syllabus and previous year exam analysis so that it would become easy for you to analyse the examination and to prepare a strategy further. Here, we have provided you the Expected Questions for CDS 1 2020




Q.1) With reference to Market Intervention Price Scheme, consider the following statements

1. It is a price support mechanism implemented on the request of State Governments.
2. It is for procurement of perishable and horticultural commodities in the event of a fall in market prices.
3. The Scheme is implemented when there is at least 10% increase in production or 10% decrease in the ruling rates over the previous normal year.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

Ans: (d) 1, 2 and 3

Explanation: It is a price support mechanism implemented on the request of State Governments.
It is for procurement of perishable and horticultural commodities in the event of a fall in market prices.
The Scheme is implemented when there is at least 10% increase in production or 10% decrease in the ruling rates over the previous normal year.
Its objective is to protect the growers of these horticultural/agricultural commodities from making distress sale in the event of bumper crop during the peak arrival period when prices fall to a very low level.
The Department of Agriculture & Cooperation is implementing the scheme.

Q.2) With regard to ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement (AITIGA), consider the following statements

1. It came into force from January 2010.
2. Under the pact, two trading partners set timelines for eliminating duties on all goods traded between the two regions.
3. The pact is highly beneficial to India in which India attained trade surplus.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1, 2 and 3

Ans: (a) 1 only

Explanation: The ASEAN–India Free Trade Area (AIFTA) is a free trade area among the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India.
It came into force from January 2010.
Under the pact, two trading partners set timelines for eliminating duties on the maximum number of goods traded between the two regions.

Q.3) With reference to Fall Armyworm (FAW), recently seen in the news, consider the following statements

1. It is a native of tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.
2. India has reported FAW infestation on maize crop only till date.

Which among the above statements is/are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both 1 and 2
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Ans: (a) 1 only

Explanation: It is a native of the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Americas.
First detected in the African continent in 2016. Since then, it has spread to other countries such as China, Thailand, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
Till date, India has reported FAW infestation on maize, sorghum (jowar) and sugarcane crops. Maize has been the worst affected as most maize-growing states in southern India have been affected by the pest.

Q.4) With reference to Pradhan Mantri Kisan Maan Dhan Yojana, consider the following statements 1. The scheme is voluntary and contributory for farmers in the entry age group of 18 to 40 years. 2. The Central Government will also make an equal contribution of the same amount in the pension fund. 3. The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) shall be the Pension Fund Manager and responsible for Pension pay out. Which among the above statements is/are correct? A. 1 and 2 only B. 2 and 3 only C. 1 and 3 only D. 1, 2 and 3 Ans: (d) 1, 2 and 3 Explanation: The scheme is voluntary and contributory for farmers in the entry age group of 18 to 40 years. A monthly pension of Rs. 3000/– will be provided to them on attaining the age of 60 years. The spouse is also eligible to get a separate pension of Rs.3000/- upon making separate contributions to the Fund. Initial contribution: The farmers will have to make a monthly contribution of Rs.55 to Rs.200, depending on their age of entry, in the Pension Fund till they reach the retirement date i.e. the age of 60 years. The Central Government will also make an equal contribution of the same amount in the pension fund. The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) shall be the Pension Fund Manager and responsible for Pension pay out. Q.5) With regard to National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP), consider the following statements 1. It aims to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock. 2. It aims to Vaccinate more than 500 Million Livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs. 3. The fund for the programme is equally shared between center and state. Which among the above statements is/are statements? A. 1 and 2 only B. 2 and 3 only C. 1 and 3 only D. 1, 2 and 3 Ans: (a) 1 and 2 only Explanation: The government is all set to launch the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP). It aims to eradicate Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in the livestock. Objectives of the programme are: To Vaccinate more than 500 Million Livestock including cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). To Vaccinate 36 Million Female Bovine Calves annually in its fight against Brucellosis disease. 100% funding from Central Government, of Rs.12,652 Crores for a period of 5 years till 2024. Q.6) ‘ANGAN’- International Conference on Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector, is organized by which among the following? A. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) B. Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) C. International Energy Agency (IEA) D. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ans: (b) Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) Explanation: The recently held an international conference, ANGAN (Augmenting Nature by Green Affordable New-habitat), focussed on Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector.

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