UPSC CDS II Exam Paper 2019 – General Knowledge (Answer Key)

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conduct the CDS (Combined Defence Services) II Exam – 2019. CDS II 2019 Paper held on 08 September 2019. This paper is General Knowledge Section. CDS II 2019 General Knowledge  Paper Answer Key available here.

Exam – CDS II 2019
Organized by UPSC
Subject – General Knowledge 
Date of Exam – 08 September, 2019
Number of Question  –

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1. Which one of the following is the motto of NCC?
(a) Unity and Discipline
(b) Unity and Integrity
(c) Unity and Command
(d) Unity and Service

2. Which one of the following departments is not under the Ministry of Home Affairs ?
(a) Department of Official Languages
(b) Department of Border Management
(c) Department of Jammu and Kashmir Affairs
(d) Department of Legal Affairs

3. Which of the following statements is/are correct?
1. India is a signatory to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
2. Ministry of Home Affairs is the nodal Ministry in the Government of India for the UNCCD.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. Under which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India, a statement of estimated receipts and expenditure of the Government of India has to be laid before the Parliament in respect of every financial year?
(a) Article 110
(b) Article 111
(c) Article 112
(d) Article 113

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Answer – (C)

5. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation was founded in
(a) Colombo
(b) Islamabad
(c) Kathmandu
(d) Dhaka

6. Which one of the following countries is not a founding member of the New Development Bank?
(a) Brazil
(b) Canada
(c) Russia
(d) India

7. The Public Financial Management System (PFMS) is a web-based online software application designed, developed, owned and implemented by the
(a) Department of Financial Services
(b) Institute of Government Accounts and Finance
(c) Controller General of Accounts
(d) National Institute of Financial Management

8. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:
.    List I (Location)                          List I (Institute)
A. National Institute of Ayurveda               1. Chennai
B. National Institute of Homoeopathy      2. Bengaluru
C. National Institute of Unani Medicine   3. Kolkata
D. National Institute of Siddha                   4. Jaipur
Code :
.    A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 1 3 2 4
(c) 4 3 2 1
(d) 4 2 1 3

9. Which of the following statements about ‘Invest India’ is/are correct?
1. It is a joint venture (not for profit) company.
2. It is the National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency of India.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

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Answer – (C)

10. The National Dope Testing Laborator functions under
(a) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(b) Ministry of Science and Technology
(c) Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
(d) Ministry of Home Affairs

11. In how many phases was the general election 2019 conducted in India ?
(a) 6 phases
(b) 7 phases
(c) 8 phases
(d) 9 phases

12. Which one of the following statements about the Organization of Islamic Cooperation is not correct?
(a) Its permanent Secretariat is located at Jeddah.
(b) It endeavours to safeguard and protect interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world.
(c) It is the largest inter-governmental organization of the world.
(d) It has consultative and cooperative relations with the UN.

13. Who among the following won the Italian Open Women’s Tennis Singles Title, 2019?
(a) Karolina Pliskova
(b) Johanna Konta
(c) Naomi Osaka
(d) Serena Williams

14. Which among the following participated in the SIMBEX-19?
1. INS Kolkata
2. INS Shakti
3. INS Vikrant
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) I only

15. “Triples” is a new format of
(a) Boxing
(b) Judo
(c) Chess
(d) Badminton

16. Who among the following was the Chairman of the Committee on Deepening Digital Payments appointed by the RBI ?
(a) H.R. Khan
(b) Nandan Nilekani
(c) N.R. Narayana Murthy
(d) Sanjay Jain

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Answer – (B)

17. The Sasakawa Award of United Nation given in recognition of the work done in the field of
(a) Disaster Reduction
(b) Peace Keeping
(c) Health Services
(d) Poverty Alleviation

18. Why was India’s G.S. Lakshmi in new recently?
(a) She was the first Indian to play cricket for an English County Club.
(b) She became the first female ICC match referee.
(c) She was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for the year 2019.
(d) She was the recipient of the Booker Prize in the year 2019.

19. Who among the following was elected as the President of Indonesia for the second term ?
(a) Joko Widodo
(b) Prabowo Subianto
(c) Sandiaga Uno
(d) Jusuf Kalla

20. In India, May 21 is observed as
(a) NRI Day
(b) National Youth Day
(c) National Technology Day
(d) National Anti-Terrorism Day


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