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1. Western classical elements can be seen in the Gandhara School of Art as reflected in the Buddha’s

1. usina, urna and elongated ears.
2. head
3. heavy folds of the robe.

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2. Which one of the following dances involves solo performance?
 
 
 
 

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3. One could attain salvation by performing the Vedic sacrifices with all their rituals which needed the services of the priests. This was the belief of which school of Indian philosophy ?
 
 
 
 

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4. One could attain salvation by performing the Vedic sacrifices with all their rituals which needed the services of the priests. This was the belief of which school of Indian philosophy ?
 
 
 
 

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5. Consider the following statements about Arya Samaj ?

1. It repudiated caste system and the fourfold Varna division.
2. It started a Shudhi movement to reconvert people to Hinduism.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

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6. Which of the following Bhakti saints were contemporaries?

1. Kabir
2. Guru Nanak
3. Dadu Dayal
4. Tukaram

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7. With reference to Barabar caves, consider the following statements:

1. They were built during the reign of Ashoka.
2. They were dedicated to ajivikas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

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8. Which of the following is/are feature of the Dravida style of temple architecture?

1. curvilinear shikara
2. recessed sculptures
3. gopuram

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9. With reference to phad paintings, consider the following statements:

1. They are the folk paintings of Maharashtra.
2. Their themes include rural life, animals, and narratives of folk deities.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
 
 
 
 

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10. Which of the following pairs of Indian embroidery is correctly matched with their state?

1. Kashida : Karnataka
2. Phulkari : Punjab
3. Kasuti : West Bengal
 
 
 
 

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Each question carries 2 marks.

This means there will be around 80 seconds to answer each question.

For every correct answer there will be a gain of 2 marks.
For every wrong answer there will be a loss of 0.66 marks.

Hence speed and time management is essential for qualifying Civil Services Prelims.

Pattern of Paper I (General Studies)

Marks: 200

Negative: 0.66

Duration: Two Hours

Number of Questions: 100

 Art and Culture Recommended Resources

  1. Ancient and Medieval India (Old NCERT)
  2. Art & Heritage book – NCERT is a very well written and attractive book.
  3. Notes by Nitin Singhania are very good. He has covered all the topics.
  4. For visual arts i.e dance, drama, music etc . Refer videos and documentaries on You Tube
  5. IGNOU Material
  6. NIOS text on Indian Art and Culture.

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  • Chandan Sharma

    Good question are uploaded by mock bank…keep it up sir.I’m eagerly waiting for ur next section which might be in science and take or environment related question.thanks a lot.

    • Thanks Chandan.

      Yes Science will be next.
      One quiz on environment i’ve already posted. You can have a look.