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 examinations are 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, first, 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 regard to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), consider the following statements



1. It is a legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management.


2. It is formed as a result of the Rio Conference’s Agenda 21.


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: (c) Both 1 and 2


Explanation: Established in 1994.


It is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management.


It is the only convention stemming from a direct recommendation of the Rio Conference’s Agenda 21.


To help publicise the Convention, 2006 was declared “International Year of Deserts and Desertification”.

Q.2) With reference to Interpol General Assembly, consider the following statements


1. Its Interpol’s supreme governing body, and comprises representatives from G7 countries only.


2. Interpol’s headquarters in located at Lyon, France.


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: (b) 2 only


Explanation: Interpol General Assembly is Interpol’s supreme governing body, and comprises representatives from all its member countries. It meets annually for a session lasting approximately four days, to vote on activities and policy. Each country is represented by one or more delegates at the Assembly, who are typically chiefs of law enforcement agencies.

Q.3) With reference to Association of World Election Bodies, consider the following statements


1. It aims to foster efficiency and effectiveness in conducting free, fair, transparent and participative elections worldwide.


2. It will provide fund to least developed countries to conduct elections.


3. Its permanent secretariat is located at Geneva.


Which among the above statements is/are correct?


A. 1 and 2 only


B. 1 only


C. 2 and 3 only


D. 1, 2 and 3


Ans: (b) 1 only


Explanation: It is the largest association of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) worldwide. Established on October 14, 2013 in Song-do, South Korea. It Aims to foster efficiency and effectiveness in conducting free, fair, transparent and participative elections worldwide.


Q.4) Consider the following statements with regard to oxytocin?


1. It is a hormone that is made in the hypothalamus.


2. It acts both as a hormone and as a brain neurotransmitter.


3. It is transported to, and secreted by the pituitary gland.


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: Oxytocin has also been dubbed the hug hormone, cuddle chemical, moral molecule, and the bliss hormone due to its effects on behavior, including its role in love and in female reproductive biological functions in reproduction.


Oxytocin is a hormone that is made in the brain, in the hypothalamus. It is transported to, and secreted by, the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain.


It acts both as a hormone and as a brain neurotransmitter.



Q.5) Which among the following statements is/are true regarding recently held ‘San-Sadhan’ Hackathon?


1. It is an initiative to ease lives of Persons with Disabilities by making toilets smarter, more accessible, and easier to use.


2. The initiative is being organized jointly by the Ministry of Jal Shakti and the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities


Select the correct answer using the codes given below:


A. 1 only


B. 2 only


C. Both 1 and 2


D. Neither 1 nor 2


Ans: (c) Both 1 and 2


Explanation: ‘San-Sadhan’ Hackathon is an initiative to ease lives of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) by making toilets smarter, more accessible, and easier to use. In this hackathon, the government is looking for smart, scalable and innovative solutions for economical toilets for individual and community use in rural and urban contexts. 


Q.6) With regard to the recently held World Youth Conference on Kindness, consider the following statements


1. It is the first ever World Youth Conference on Kindness and held at New Delhi.


2. It is organised by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development and Ministry of Human Resource Development.


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: (c) Both 1 and 2


Explanation: The first World Youth Conference on Kindness is being organised in New Delhi.


It is organised by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development and Ministry of Human Resource Development.


Q.7) Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission which investigates how the Sun’s and Earth’s magnetic fields connect and disconnect, is an initiative by which among the following?


A. NASA


B. ISRO


C. JAXA


D. Tesla


Ans: (a) NASA


Explanation: NASA’s MMS investigates how the Sun’s and Earth’s magnetic fields connect and disconnect, explosively transferring energy from one to the other in a process that is important at the Sun, other planets, and everywhere in the universe, known as magnetic reconnection.


Q.8) Pretomanid, a drug recently seen in news is used to treat which among the following disease?


A. Nipah Virus


B. Zika Virus


C. Tuberculosis


D. Pertussis


Ans: (c) Tuberculosis


Explanation: U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug Pretomanid for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis — multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extensively drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB).

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