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upsc.gov.in Civil Services Main Examination Model Question Paper 2016 : Union Public Service Commission

Organisation : Union Public Service Commission
Document Type : Question Paper
Year : 2016
Exam : Civil Services (Main) Examination – 2016

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Civil Services Examination Model Question Paper :

Paper : Botany
Time Allowed : Three Hours
Maximum marks : 250

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Question Paper Specific Instructions :
** There are EIGHT questions divided in TWO SECTIONS and printed both in HINDI and in ENGLISH.
** Candidate has to attempt FIVE questions in all.

** 60uestions no. I and 5 are compulsory and out of the remaining, any THREE are to be attempted choosing at least ONE from each section.
** The number of marks carried by a question/part is indicated against it.

** Answers must be written in the medium authorized in the Admission Certificate which must be stated clearly on the cover of this @uestion-cum-Ansu0er (69CA) Booklet in the space provided.
** No marks will be given for answers written in a medium other than the authorized one.
** Word limit in questions, wherever specified, should be adhered to.

** Diagrams/Figures, wherever required, may be drawn in the space provided for answering the question itself Attempts of questions shall be counted in sequential order. Unless struck off, attempt of a question shall be counted even if attempted partly.

Section A :
Explain the following : 10×5=50
Q1. (a) Polyteny differs from polyploidy 10
(b) Factors affecting recombination frequencies 10
(c) Chi-square test as a test of goodness offit 10
(d) Chemical mutagens 10

Q2. (a) Explain and describe the tools and techniques of FISH. 20
(b) Describe the basic structure of a nucleosome. 15
(c) “The consequences of translocations are profound. They lead not only to a change in gene linkage in the translocated sections but also to easily incurred meiotic abnormalities.” Discuss. 15
(d) Chi-square test as a test of goodness offit 10

Q3. (a) Citing suitable evidences, explain plastid inheritance in four o’clock plant. 15
(b) Discuss Inbreeding depression versus Heterosis. 15
(c) How does the Ins P8/DAG pathway participate in the process of translocation of cellular signals ? 20

Q4. Briefly describe the characteristics and applications of the following : 10×5=50
(a) Back cross method 10
(b) Restriction endonucleases 10
(c) Transgenic plants as living biUreucturs 10
(d) Molecular markers 10
(e) Retroviruses as vectors 10

Section B :
Q5. Explain the following : 10×5=50
(a) Apoenzyme 10
(b) Ethylene as a volatile hormone 10
(c) Soil salinity also restricts the growth of plants 10
(d) Taiga or Boreal forests – 10
(e) “The pyramid of energy always takes a true upright shape.” Why ? 10

Q6. (a) Describe the role of glyoxysomes in conversion of fats into more mobile molecules. 15
(b) Distinguish between phloem loading and phloem unloading. 15
(c) What is Niche overlap ? Narrate the biogeographic classifications of India. 5+15=20

Civil Services Preliminary Examination :
Which of the following statements is/are true?
1. A Bill pending in the Lok Sabha lapses on its prorogation.
2. A Bill pending in the Rajya Sabha, which has not been passed by the Lok Sabha, shall not lapse on dissolution of the Lok Sabha.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
|b| 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither i nor 2

2. Which of the following is/are the indicator/indicators used by Ifpri to compute the Global Hunger Index Report?
1. Undo Nourishment
2. Child stunting
3. Child mortality
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c| 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 3 only

3. There has been a persistent deficit budget year after year. Which action/actions of the following can-be- taken by the Government to reduce? the deficit?
1. Reducing revenue expenditure
2. Introducing new welfare Schemes
3. Rationalizing subsidies
4. Reducing import duty

6. The term Intended Nationally Deter- Select that correct answer using the code reined Contributions’ is sometimes seen given below. in the news in the context of
(a) 1 only
(a) pledges made by the European countries to rehabilitate refugees
(b) 2 only from the war-affected Middle East
(c) Both 1 and 2
(b) plan of action outlined by the
{d} Neither 1 nor 2 countries of the world to correct climate change

7. Regarding the taxation system of Krishna (c) capital contributed by the member Dewa, the ruler of Vijayanagar, consider constitutes in the establishment of the following statements
Asian Infrastructure Insentience !. The tax Tate Drn land was fixed # Bank – depending on the quality of the (d) plan of action outlined by the land.
countries of the world regarding

8. Private owners of workshops paid = Sustainable Development Goals #am industries tax, + T. Which one of the following is a purpose of Which of the statements given above *LIDAY’, a scheme of the Governmnet is/are correct? ==
[a) Providing technical and financial [d) I only assistance to start-up Enter- 2 entrepreneur in the field of renewable
(b) only sources of energy
(c) Both 1 and 2
{b) Providing electricity to every
(d} Neither 1 nor 2 Household in the country by 2018 –
(c) Replacing the coal-based power

9. Which one of the following books of plants with natural gas, nuclear, “” ancient India has the lgwe story of the solar, wind and tidal power plants – son of the founder of Sunga dynasty? over a period of time
(a) Providing for financial turnaround
(b) revival of power distribution
(c) Replacing the coal-based power

10. With reference to *IFC Masala Bonds’, + {d} Rationalist F sometimes seen in the news, which of – the statements given below is/are 11. In the context of which of the following # coTTEctP do-you sometimes-find the terms amber box, blue box and green box’ in
1. The International Finance Corpora- he the nation, which offers these bonds, is an turn of the World Bank. {7| WTO affairs
2. They are the rupee-denominated . . (b) , SAARC affairs bonds and are a source of debt – – – financing for the public and private ‘ (c} – LJNFCCC affairs E==1]T, (d) India-EU negotiations on FTA

 

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