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UPSC CSE 2024 handbook: Check previous year questions on environment & ecology

By, New Delhi
Mar 02, 2024 09:58 AM IST

It is the time for applicants to rewind and attempt as many mock tests as they can, to check their knowledge and train themselves to face the actual exams.

UPSC Civil Service Examination (CSE) Preliminary Examination 2024 will be conducted on May 26, 2024. With less than 3 months left, for aspirants to prepare and face the exam, candidates must utilise their time to their fullest to revise as much as they can.

With less than 3 months left, for aspirants to prepare and face the exam, candidates must utilise their time to their fullest to revise as much as they can.(Unsplash/@homajob)
With less than 3 months left, for aspirants to prepare and face the exam, candidates must utilise their time to their fullest to revise as much as they can.(Unsplash/@homajob)

It is the time for applicants to rewind and attempt as many mock tests as they can, to check their knowledge and train themselves to face the actual exams. Previous year questions have helped candidates to use similar techniques in solving the questions.

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Check out the following previous year questions on environmental science to test your knowledge and preparedness.

I. Consider the following trees:

(1) Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

(2) Mahua (Madhuca indica)

(3) Teak (Tectona grandis)

How many of the above are deciduous trees?

II. Consider the following Fauna:

(1) Lion-tailed Macaque

(2) Malabar Civet

(3) Sambar Deer

How many of the above are generally nocturnal or most active after sunset?

III. Which of the following organisms ·perform waggle dance for others of their kin to indicate the direction and the distance to a source of their food?

(1) Butterflies

(2) Dragonflies

(3) Honeybees

(4) Wasps

IV. Consider the following statements regarding the Indian squirrels :

(1) They build nests by making burrows in the ground.

(2) They store their food materials like nuts and seeds in the ground.

(3) They are omnivorous.

How many of the above statements are correct?

V. Which one of the following makes a tool with a stick to scrape insects from a hole in a tree or a log of wood?

(1) Fishing cat

(2) Orangutan

(3) Otter

(4) Sloth bear

Also Read: Logical Reasoning series: Solving questions on Data Sufficiency

(Questions taken from UPSC CSE 2023 Preliminary question paper. The solutions are not yet released by UPSC)

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