Planning & Economic Development (Civil Service Examination), Questions and Answers, GK for UPSC, Bank PO & All Exams

1. A great deal of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to India comes from Mauritius than from many major and mature economies like UK and France. Why? [2010]

2. The growth rate of per capita income at current prices is higher than that of per capita income at constant prices, because the latter takes into account the rate of: [2000]

3. Consider the following statements;
Most international agencies which find Development Programme in India on intergovernmental bilateral agreements, mainly provide: [1996]
1. Technical assistance
2. Soft loans which are required to be paid back with interest
3. Grants, not required to be paid back
4. Food assistance to be paid back

4. Consider the following items imported by India: [1996]
1. Capital goods
2. Petroleum
3. Pearls and precious stones
4. Chemicals
5. Iron and Steel
The correct sequence of the decreasing order of these items (as per 94-95 figures), in terms of value is:

5. The Eighth Five Year Plan is different from the earliest ones. The critical difference lies in the fact that: [1996]

6. Which of the following are among the non-plan expenditures of the Government of India? [1995]
1. Defence expenditure
2. Subsidies
3. All expenditures linked with the previous plan periods
4. Interest payment Codes:

7. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as Reason (R).
Assertion (A): An important policy instrument of economic liberalization is reduction in import duties on capital goods.
Reason (R): Reduction in import duties would help the local entrepreneurs to improve technology to face the global markets.
In the context of the above two statements, which one of the following is correct? [1996]

8. The largest source of financing the public sector outlay of the Eighth Five Year Plan comes from: [1995]

9. The Sixth and the Eighth Five Year Plans covered the period 1930-1985 and 1992-1997 respectively. The Seventh Five Year Plan covered the period: [1997]

10. During which Five Year Plan was the Emergency clamped, new elections took place and the Janata Party was elected? [2009]

General Knowledge

1. World Geography -Test-01
2. World Geography -Test-02
3. World Geography -Test-03
4. Geography of India -Test-01
5. Geography of India -Test-02
6. Geography of India -Test-03
7. Geography of India -Test-04
8. Geography of India -Test-05
9. History of India - Test - 01
10. History of India - Test - 02
11. History of India - Test - 03
12. History of India - Test - 04
13. History of India - Test - 05
14. History of India - Test - 06
15. History of India - Test - 07
16. INM-Test-01
17. INM-Test-02
18. INM-Test-03
19. INM-Test-04
20. INM-Test-05
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