UPSC MCQ On GK - Target IAS Prelims 2021

General Knowledge (GK) is an important criterion to evaluate candidates’ curiosity about wide-ranging topics. There are instances where questions on science, polity, environment in preliminary examination overlap with general knowledge of these subjects. Hence, it is important for the IAS Exam aspirants to check out the compilation of UPSC MCQ on GK for the upcoming prelims examination.

We have modelled the questions as per the UPSC Prelims Syllabus and a download link for UPSC MCQ / UPSC Quiz on GK (with answers) can be found below.

To ascertain your preparation level for IAS prelims, you can refer to the sample questions provided in the article.

Candidates can boost their UPSC Prelims preparation with the help of similar MCQs based on various IAS subjects:

  1. UPSC MCQ on Economy
  2. UPSC MCQ on Polity
  3. UPSC MCQ on Environment
  4. UPSC MCQ on International Relations
  5. UPSC MCQ on Science and Technology

Help yourself with current affairs preparation using the following additional resources:

  1. Best of PIB
  2. Daily Video Analysis of The Hindu Newspaper
  3. Gist of Yojana
  4. Gist of Kurukshetra

UPSC MCQ – GK for IAS Prelims 2021

There are 50+ questions compiled in the PDF given below. GK questions are based on wide-ranging topics of the UPSC syllabus. Candidates can get an idea of what comprises GK. General Knowledge is a broader concept than current affairs.

To easily understand, take an example: Considering the topic, ‘Governor’, knowledge about Governor’s office comes under GK whereas any recent development that came in the news will be categorized as current affairs. Similarly, if the topic is about a joint military exercise, the latest edition of the exercise comes under current affairs whereas the knowledge about the exercise as a whole is GK.

Candidates should note that current affairs are a part of GK whereas GK may or may not be based on current affairs.

UPSC 2021 GK MCQ’s:-Download PDF Here

A few sample questions are provided below. You can also find some important notes linked after each question which will be helpful for UPSC Prelims preparation.

Q. With respect to Horizon 2020, consider the following statements

1) Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation Programme ever

2) It is helping us understand worlds at the edge of our solar system by making the first reconnaissance of the dwarf planet Pluto

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

    1. Only 1
    2. Only 2
    3. All of the above
    4. None of the above

Q. Consider the following statements regarding visa types

1) H1 can be transferred from 1 company to other company

2) L1B visa – It is an intra-company transfer visa to work in the USA

Which of the statements given above are correct?

    1. a) Only 1
    2. b) Only 2
    3. c) All of the above
    4. d) None of the above

Read about H1B Visa in the linked article.

Q. The mutual legal assistance treaty in news is related to

  1. Nuclear agreement between countries for effective transfer for civil purposes
  2. Agreement between India and USA for Homeland security
  3. Gathering and exchanging information in an effort to enforce public or criminal laws
  4. Extradition treaty signed foreign countries

Q. With respect to International Criminal Court, consider the following statements

1) It is a UN body to ensure the perpetrators are held accountable for their crimes

2) Its jurisdiction is over all the UN nation-states

Select the correct answer using the code given below

    1. Only 1
    2. Only 2
    3. All of the above
    4. None of the above

Download notes on International Criminal Court from the linked article.

Q. The term Troika had been frequently used during the Greek Crisis. This does not include

  1. European Commission (EC)
  2. European Central Bank (ECB)
  3. World bank
  4. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

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