UPSC NDA II 2016 Sample Practice Paper: Economics 1

Hello Pals, We are Back with set of 15 objective type questions from the Economy section, which comes under the NDA Question Paper- Part A of the General Ability paper. It will be helpful to understand not only the pattern of Economy Question which could be asked in the coming NDA Exam II 2016, but also give you the insights about basic idea of India Economy through question.

Created On: Jun 16, 2016 11:20 IST

UPSC NDA- II Exam 2016-17: Sample Practice Questions| Economics- I

Q1. Identify the factors responsible for the retarded economic develo¬pment of India
I.   Long British rule
II.  Shortage of  capital
III. Westernized social attitude
IV.  Caste system

a.    I&II
b.    I,II &III
c.    I,II &IV
d.    III& IV

Q2. There are two inequalities in income and wealth distribution in India. This implies that
a)    India has a feudal society
b)    The economy is undeveloped
(c)   Indian society is conservative
(d)   Planning has failed

3. Which of the following features indicate that Indian economy is of the developing category?
I.   Occupation mainly agricultural
II.  Chronic unemployment
III. Poor quality of human capital
IV.  Low per capita intake of proteins

(a)    I, II and III
(b)    I and IV
(c)    II and III
(d)    I, II, III and IV


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4. Dadabhai Naoroji theorised on the drain of wealth from India in his book

(a)    Poverty Under British Rule in India
(b)    Poverty in British Rule in India
(c)    Poverty and Un-British Rule in India
(d)    Poverty of Economic Drain in British India

5. Which one of the following does not contribute to development in India?

(a)    Technological research
(b)    Population growth
(c)    Diversification of industry
(d)    Increased savings

6. Under British rule, India ceased to be a manufacturing country mainly because of

(a)    Improvement of peasantry
(b)    British commercial policies
(c)    frequent famines
(d)    Prolonged wars

7. The Planning Commission of India

I.    was set up in 1950
II.   is a constitutional body
III.  is an advisory body
IV.   is a government department

(a) I and II    (b) II and III
(c) I and III    (d) III only

8. Which of the following is/are not matched correctly?

1.    FIRST PLAN-1950-55
2.    THIRD PLAN-1961-66
3.    FOURTH PLAN-1966-71
4.    SEVENTH PLAN-1985-90
(a) 1 and 2    (b) 3 only
(c) 1 only    (d) 1 and 3

9. The deputy chairman of the Planning Commission

(a)    is the Prime Minister
(b)    is the Planning Minister
(c)    holds the rank of a cabinet minister
(d)    is an economist of repute

10. The basic objectives of Indian planning are

1.    economic growth
2.    self-reliance
3.    employment generation
4.    population growth

(a) 1, 2 and 4 (b) 1, 2 and 3   (c)2 and 3    (d) 1. 2, 3 and 4


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11. The best way to describe the overall aim of Indian planning is

(a)    achievement of industrial development
(b)    growth with justice
(c)    socialism
(d)    regional prosperity

12. Among the achievements of Indian planning, we may include

1.    development of strong infrastructure
2.    diversification of industry and exports
3.    high growth of national income
4.    strong control over prices

(a) 1 and 2    (b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1, 2 and 4 (d) 2 and 3

13. Which of the following Plans and features is/are wrongly matched?

1.    First - Community development ¬ projects
2.    Second - Heavy industries Plan
3.    Third-    Green Revolution  Plan
4.    Fourth - Removal of Poverty and Minimum Needs Programme

(a) 1 and 4    (b) 3 and 4
(c) 3 only    (d) 1 and 3

14. The Fourth Plan did not because of

1.    Indo-China conflict
2.    Bangladesh refugee influx
3.    bad monsoons
4.    deteriorated prices situation

(a) 1, 3 and 4 (b) 1, 2 and 3 2. 3 and 4 (d) 1,2,3 and 4

15. The concept of mixed economy envisages

(a)    integrated and balanced economic development
(b)    balanced development of agriculture and industry
(c)    equal    importance    to  economic and social values
(d)    co-existence of public and private sectors



Answer Key:

1.    (c)    2.    (b)    3.    (d)    4.    (c)    5.    (b)

6.    (b)    7.    (c)    8.    (d)    9.    (c)    10.   (b)

11.  (b)    12.   (a)    13.  (b)    14.  (c)    15.   (d)


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