UPSC Prelims 2021 Paper- I Question paper pdf


UPSC 2021 Prelims Answer Key (Paper 1 - GS): Get UPSC 2021 Answer Key & UPSC Prelims Question Paper (PDF) & updates. UPSC (IAS) Prelims 2020 Paper - 1 was conducted on 10th October (9:30 AM to 11:30 AM). UPSC (IAS) Prelims General Studies Paper 1 contained 100 questions on subjects Indian Polity, History, Indian Economy, Geography, Art and Culture, Science & Technology and Current Affairs etc.


1. Consider the following statements:
1. The Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is appointed by the Central Government.
2. Certain provisions in the Constitution of India give the Central Government the right to issue directions to the RBI in the public interest.

3. The Governor of the RBI draws his power from the RBI Act. 
Which of the above statements are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only.
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer 1: d
2. With reference to casual workers employed in India, consider the following statements :
1. All casual workers are entitled for Employees Provident Fund coverage.
2 All casual workers are entitled for regular working hours and overtime payment.
3. The government can by a notification specify that an establishment or industry shall pay wages only through its bank account.

Which of the above statements are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only 
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer 2: b
3. Which among the following steps is most likely to be taken at the time of an economic recession?
(a) Cut in tax rates accompanied by increase in interest rate 
(b) Increase in expenditure on public projects
(c) Increase in tax rates accompanied 
(d) Reduction of expenditure on public projects

Answer 3: b

4. Consider the following statements: 
Other things remaining unchanged, market demand for a good might increase if
1. price of its substitute increases ✔
2. price of its complement increases
3. the good is an inferior good and the income of the consumers increases its price falls
4. Its prices fall
Which of the above statements are correct?
(a) 1 and 4 only
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer 4: a
Answer 5: b
Answer 6: d

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