IAS Prelims: UPSC MCQ On Science & Technology

The first stage of the Civil Services exam is the Prelims. In IAS prelims, questions are of objective type (MCQ) which also carry negative marks for wrong answers. We have compiled a list of UPSC MCQ to give aspirants an idea about the intricacies of the IAS Prelims. In the list of UPSC MCQ, we have modelled the questions as per the UPSC prelims syllabus. The UPSC MCQ will be regularly updated and more categories will be added so do keep checking regularly.

The download link for UPSC MCQ / UPSC Quiz on science and technology (with answers) can be found below. To ascertain your preparation level for IAS prelims, you can refer the sample questions in the article.

UPSC MCQ – Science and Technology

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The questions on S&T deal mostly with topics/technologies in news.

Q. Which of the following genetically modified (GM) crop/crops is/are legally allowed to be cultivated in India?

  1. GM Mustard
  2. Bt Cotton
  3. Bt Brinjal

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) ii only

(b) ii and iii only

(c) i and iii only

(d) i, ii and iii

Q. What is “Himawari-9” which was recently in the news?

  1. satellite launched by ISRO to study about the Himalayas
  2. a next-generation meteorological satellite launched by JAXA
  3. space observatory launched by Japan
  4. meteorological satellite designed by NASA

Q. With reference to ‘India’s Ballistic Missile Defence Shield (BMD)’, consider the following statements:

  1. It is an indigenously developed interceptor missile system.
  2. The BMD is being developed by the DRDO.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) i only

(b) ii only

(c) Both i and ii

(d) Neither i nor ii

Q. With reference to ‘Zika virus’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Zika virus is known to cause microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome.
  2. There is no medicine or vaccine for Zika.
  3. Skin rash, muscle and joint pain are some of the symptoms of the Zika virus disease.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) i only

(b) ii and iii only

(c) i and iii only

(d) i, ii and iii

Q. With reference to ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’, sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. IoT generally refers to scenarios where network connectivity and computing capability extends to objects, sensors and everyday items.
  2. IoT devices and services can serve as potential entry points for cyber-attack and expose user data to theft.
  3. IoT amplifies concerns about the potential for increased surveillance and tracking.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.

(a) i and ii only

(b) ii and iii only

(c) iii only

(d) i, ii and iii

For answers to the above questions and more UPSC MCQ on Science and Technology for IAS prelims, you can download the UPSC MCQ – S&T pdfs.

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