UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) द्वारा आयोजित UPSC EPFO EO/AO (Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer) की परीक्षा का आयोजन 02 July 2023 को किया गया। UPSC EPFO EO/AO के परीक्षा का सामान्य अध्ययन प्रश्नपत्र (General Studies Paper) की उत्तर कुंजी (Answer Key) यहाँ पर उपलब्ध है।
UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducted the EPFO EO/AO (Enforcement Officer/Accounts Officer) exam 2023, this exam paper held on 02 July 2023. The answer key for the General Studies paper of UPSC EPFO EO/AO exam is available here.
|Exam||UPSC EPFO (EO/AO) Examination 2023|
|Subject||Paper – General Studies (GS)|
|Date of Exam
||02 July, 2023|
UPSC EPFO (EO/AO) Exam Paper 2023 (Answer Key)
Paper – (General Studies)
PART – A
Directions: In the following five items, each item has a sentence with three underlined parts labelled as (a), (b), and (c). Read each sentence and identify any error in any underlined part, and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet against the corresponding letter, i.e. (a) (b) or (c). If you find no error, your response should be indicated as (d).
(a) Ramesh liked
(b) his friend’s music player
(c) to his own.
(d) No error
(a) Given the complex of the problem
(b) the committee is not expected
(c) to arrive at a decision any time soon.
(d) No error
(a) The group of students
(b) on a visit to Srinagar
(c) circumnavigated around the Dal Lake.
(d) No error
(a) Jitender was the smartest
(b) of the two
(c) children in the room.
(d) No error
(a) He asked me if I would be
(b) interested in signing up
(c) as a member of the group.
(d) No error
Directions: In the following five items, each item consists of six sentences of a passage. The first and sixth sentences are given at the beginning as S1 and S6. The four sentences in between S1 and S6 in each question have been jumbled up and labelled as P, Q, R, and S. You are required to find the proper sequence of the four sentences and mark your response accordingly on the Answer Sheet.
S1: Geological mapping, when properly done, demands skill and judgment.
S6: Nothing is more naive than to believe that a field geologist should gather only ‘facts’, the interpretation of which is to be made at a later date.
P: While the field work progresses he should conceive as many interpretations as are consistent with the known facts.
Q: As the field work progresses and the larger geological picture begins to unfold, experience and judgment are essential if the geologist is to evaluate properly the vast number of facts gathered from thousands of outcrops.
R: Such mapping requires keen observation and a knowledge of what data are significant.
S: Above all, the field geologist must use the method of “working multiple hypotheses” to deduce the geological structure.
S1: Under the colonial regime, basic infrastructure such as railways, ports, water transport, posts and telegraphs did develop.
S6 : Naturally, therefore, these areas remained inaccessible to the people.
P : There always remained an acute shortage of all-weather roads to reach out to the rural areas during the rainy season.
Q : Roads constructed in India prior to the advent of British rule were not fit for modern transport.
R : However, the real motive behind this development was not necessarily to provide basic amenities to the people but to subserve various colonial interests.
S : The roads that were built primarily served the purposes of mobilizing the army within India and drawing out raw materials from the countryside to the nearest railway station.
S1 : Contemporary history is necessary, but it is at best a tentative record.
S6 : Some portentous events can be seen to be so from the moment of their occurrence, like the discovery of the New World; others of comparable momentousness are hidden in obscurity.
P : The relevance of the issue of proportion is significant.
Q : It possesses, indeed, a massive supply of public record, but it necessarily lacks the inner knowledge of politicians’ minds, of planners’ proposals, of scientists’ discoveries, of technicians’ break-throughs.
R : It also lacks perspective since it is bereft of a sense of proportion.
S : It is impossible, over just a few years of observation, to estimate accurately the significance of various events.
S1 : Income inequality in less-developed countries is worse than most estimates.
S6 : The tax regime in these countries needs to be progressive and futuristic.
P : There is a staggering level of difference between the income metrics and the actual income of the prosperous in such countries.
Q : The effective tax rates are not really progressive with regard to income.
R : They need to be reengineered to bring into the tax net the enormous sums of ‘missing’ income.
S: They are even less so with regard to wealth.
S1 : The history of English literature is usually divided into different periods.
S6 : This is the real danger of periodization, which tends to give the impression of distinct categories where there are none.
P : However there are important discontinuities to be kept in mind.
Q : Each period has unique features that produce certain family resemblances between the writers of a particular period.
R : Scholars often specialize in periods such as Medieval, Renaissance, Romantic, Victorian, and Modern literature.us.co
S : Failure to detect these discontinuities often produce a false sense of uniformity and consensus within a period.
Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the five questions that follow by selecting your answers based solely on the content of the passage and opinion of the author only.
The world’s life-supporting resources are being depleted at a faster rate than ever before! We have to change our practices and those of the world as a whole towards a more sustainable future. To give us an idea about the dimensions of change, the General Assembly of the United Nations has announced its ‘Agenda 2030’. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals describe the framework of our common global efforts. Within each goal education holds a key position.
Of course education and learning do not function in isolation. In a traditional sense they help to understand the world one lives in and prepare all for a job market with both intrinsic and instrumental values. What are the many roles of education in sustainable development? Its purpose is transformative in nature, in the sense that it should widen one’s worldview, make one question ‘unsustainability’, and help one build competencies to address global challenges and be accommodated into a global system. Beyond this, education for sustainable development means integrating the ‘future’ as a specific dimension of our learning activities and teaching. How to build a sustainable future must play a central role in educational processes. Globalization, which is sometimes merely seen as global capitalism, has an inevitability about it. Whether we like it or not, we live in a highly interconnected and interdependent world. It is now well recognized that 21st century challenges are global in nature and require cooperation beyond national boundaries. In a sustainable development sense we have to see ourselves as ‘citizens’ of the world and respond accordingly to the global challenges in the present century. In fact, global challenges have expanded the very notion of citizenship itself. There is an increasing recognition of the importance of global citizenship.
11. Which one of the following areas holds a common key position in United Nations ‘Agenda 2030’?
12. What is the role of Education in sustainable development?
(a) Education will develop multiple competencies for sustainable development among people all over the world.
(b) Education will provide books to read on sustainable development
(c) Education will increase the global capital
(d) Education will reduce interdependence of the people
13. ‘We live in a highly interconnected and interdependent world’. What does this phrase mean in the passage?
(a) We are now more connected and dependent upon each other for our survival
(b) The means of transport have become faster
(c) We have become dependent on other countries
(d) We are facing challenges from globalization
14. ‘The world’s life-supporting resources are being depleted at a faster rate than ever before!’ What does this phrase mean in the passage?
(a) Today we are facing an acute shortage of food products
(b) Medical health systems are deteriorating at a fast pace
(c) The natural resources necessary to sustain life are reducing drastically
(d) Human life is becoming more dependent on the support of technology
15. ‘There is an increasing recognition of the importance of global citizenship’ because :
(a) People want to travel more and live in different parts of the world
(b) It will unite people from all over the world to face the challenges of the 21st century
(c) People believe that there is a future in foreign countries
(d) People will cooperate with each other to save themselves from natural disasters
Directions: In the following five items, each sentence has a blank space and four options have been given after the sentence. Select the most appropriate option for the blank space and indicate your response on the Answer Sheet accordingly.
16. I ________ walking past this particular shop for the past three years.
(c) have been
(d) had been
17. All effects can be connected with immediate causes, but it ________ whether they provide the whole explanation.
(a) is doubted
(b) is a doubt
(c) may be a doubt
(d) may be doubted
18. A bird ________ is better than two in the bush.
(a) in hand
(b) to hand
(d) in one’s hands.
19. Human history is ample proof that human ambition ________ no limits.
20. Good history presents several perspectives on a period but these divergent views must ________ into an integrated whole.
(a) be made
(b) be fused
(d) be balanced