Economics : Civil Services Exam 2013 Question Paper Analysis

Analysis of Economics Section of Civil Services Exam 2013 

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By   @shriyansh,   2 years ago

In this article we will analyse the Questions asked from economics section in the Civil Services exam 2013. We will have a comparison with the syllabus and sources we have already discussed.



Questions


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Balance of Payments

Source : NCERT

Q1. Which of the following constitute Capital Account?

1. Foreign Loans

2. Foreign Direct Investment

3. Private Remittances

4. Portfolio Investment

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1, 2 and 3
  2. 1, 2 and 4
  3. 2, 3 and 4
  4. 1, 3 and 4


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Inflation

Source :

Q2. Consider the following statements:

1. Inflation benefits the debtors.

2. Inflation benefits the bond-holders.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2


Difficulty Level : Easy

Topics Hierarchy : Unemployment

Source : NCERT

Q3. Disguised unemployment generally means

  1. Large number of people remain unemployed
  2. Alternative employment is not available
  3. Marginal productivity of labour is zero
  4. Productivity of workers is low 


Difficulty Level : Easy

Topics Hierarchy : Money and Banking

Source : NCERT

Q4. Consider the following liquid assets:

1. Demand deposits with the banks

2. Time deposits with the banks

3. Savings deposits with the banks

4. Currency

The correct sequence of these assets in the decreasing order of liquidity is

  1. 1–4–3–2
  2. 4–3–2–1
  3. 2–3–1–4
  4. 4–1–3–2


Difficulty Level : Easy

Topics Hierarchy : Balance of Payments

Source : NCERT

Q5. In the context of Indian economy, ‘Open Market Operations’ refers to

  1. Borrowing by scheduled banks from the RBI
  2. Lending by commercial banks to industry and trade
  3. Purchase and sale of government securities by the RBI
  4. None of the above 


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Money and Banking

Source :

Q6. Priority Sector Lending by banks in Indian constitutes the lending to

  1. Agriculture
  2. Micro and small enterprises
  3. Weaker sections
  4. All of the above 


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Demographics

Source : Economic Survey

Q7. To obtain full benefits of demographic dividend, what should India do?

  1. Promoting skill development
  2. Introducing more social security schemes
  3. Reducing infant mortality rate
  4. Privatization of higher education 


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Inflation

Source :

Q8. A rise in general level of prices may be caused by

1. An increase in the money supply

2. A decrease in the aggregate level of output

3. An increase in the effective demand

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2 only
  3. 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3 


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Balance of Payments

Source :

Q9. Which one of the following groups of items is included in India’s foreign-exchange reserves?

  1. Foreign-currency assets, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and loans from foreign countries
  2. Foreign-currency assets, gold holdings of the RBI and SDRs
  3. Foreign-currency assets, loans from the World Bank and SDRs
  4. Foreign-currency assets, gold holdings of the RBI, and loans from the World Bank 


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Inflation

Source : NCERT

Q10. Which one of the following is likely to be the most inflationary in its effect?

  1. Repayment of public debt
  2. Borrowing from the public to finance a budget deficit
  3. Borrowings from banks to finance a budget deficit
  4. Creating new money to finance a budget deficit


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Inflation

Source : NCERT

Q11. Supply of money remaining the same when there is an increase in demand for money, there will be

  1. a fall in the level of prices
  2. an increase in the rate of interest
  3. a decrease in the rate of interest
  4. an increase in the level of income and employment


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : National Income Accounting

Source : NCERT

Q12. Economic growth in country X will necessarily have to occur it

  1. there is technical progress in the world economy
  2. there is population growth in X
  3. there is capital formation in X
  4. the volume of trade grows in the world economy 


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : National Income Accounting

Source : NCERT

Q13. The national income of a country for a given period is equal to the

  1. total value of goods and services produced by the nationals 
  2. sum of total consumption and investment expenditure
  3. sum of personal income of all individuals
  4. money value of final goods and service produced 


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Money and Banking

Source : Economics Survey

Q14. Which of the following grants/grant direct credit assistance to rural households?

1. Regional Rural Banks

2. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

3. Land Development Banks

Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

  1. 1 and 2 only
  2. 2 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3 


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Balance of Payments

Source : NCERT

Q15. The balance of payments of a country is a systematic record of

  1. all import and export transactions of a country during a given period of time, normally a year
  2. goods exported from a country during a year
  3. economic transaction between the government of one country to another
  4. capital movements from one country to another 


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Money and Banking

Source :

Q16. The Reserve Bank of India regulates the commercial banks in matters of

1. liquidity of assets

2. branch expansion

3. merger of banks

4. winding-up of banks

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. 1 and 4 only
  2. 2, 3 and 4 only
  3. 1, 2 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4 


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Money and Banking

Source : NCERT

Q17. An increase in the Bank Rate generally indicates that the

  1. market rate of interest is likely to fall
  2. Central Bank is no longer making loans to commercial banks
  3. Central Bank is following an easy money policy
  4. Central Bank is following a tight money policy 


Difficulty Level : Medium

Topics Hierarchy : Public Finance

Source : NCERT

Q18. In India, deficit financing is used for raising resources for

  1. economic development
  2. redemption of public debt
  3. adjusting the balance of payments
  4. reducing the foreign debt 

Analysis


Topic wise distribution :

  • Money and Banking : 5 Questions
  • Inflation : 4 Questions
  • Balance of Payments : 4 Questions
  • National Income Accounting : 2 Questions
  • Public Finance : 1 Question
  • Unemployment : 1 Question
  • Demographics : 1 Question


Resource wise distribution :

  • NCERT : 11 Questions
  • Economic Survey : 2 Questions
  • Current Affairs :
  • Unknown : 5 Questions


Difficulty wise distribution :

  • Easy :
  • Medium :
  • Difficult :



Author : Shriyansh Gautam
Shriyansh Gautam
@shriyansh

Civil Services Aspirant

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