Punjab PCS 2021 Previous Year questions: Part 1

Punjab PCS 2021 Previous Year questions: Part 1

Punjab Public Service Commission(PPSC) has conducted the examination for the post of Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Exam 2020 (PSCSCCE-2020). The Preliminary exam was conducted on 13th February 2021. All the aspirants who want to attempt the questions of the preliminary examination, Civils Notebook has decided to become your one stop solution.

Civils Notebook is compiling the questions from the Prelims exam of Punjab PCS which you can attempt in your free time without going through any hassle. The questions from Punjab PCS prelims exam will be covered sequence wise in this blog and next upcoming posts. The answers to these questions are given at the end of the post.

1. The World Health Organization has declared Africa wild polio-free. The disease is now found only in which of the following countries :
(a) Afghanistan and Pakistan
(b) Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan
(c) Uzbekistan and Pakistan
(d) Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

2. Which of the following statements are correct ?
1. The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019 provides for the regulation
of use of DNA technology for establishing the identity of certain persons.
2. DNA is made up of 26 pairs of chromosomes and provides instructions for building an entire
organism and proteins.
3. DNA is composed of two chains, which coil around each other to form a double helix carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth.
4. Under the Bill, DNA profiling is allowed only in respect of criminal matters.
Select the correct answer using the
code given below :
(a) Only 1 and 2
(b) Only 2 and 3
(c) Only 1 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

3. Recently, the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry launched National GIS-enabled Land Bank System. Which of the following statements are correct about the system ?

1. The platform is created to provide database of industrial clusters over South India.

2. The information available on the platform includes information about forest, drainage, raw material heat maps (agriculture, horticulture, mineral layers) and multiple layers of connectivity.

3. It will help India in achieving its target of 5 trillion USD economy in five years by providing transparent mechanism of land identification and procurement.

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

(a) Only 1 and 2

(b) Only 2 and 3

(c) Only 1 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3

4. Consider the following statements :

1. Pratheeksha is India’s first Marine Ambulance launched by Kerala Govt.

2. It aims to save the endangered Indian Mackerel and Olive Ridley Turtles from poachers off the Kerala Coast.

Choose the incorrect statement(s) :

(a) Only 1

(b) Only 2

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. ICMR published “National Guidelines for Gene Therapy Product Development and Clinical Trials”.
Which of the following statements are correct about Gene Therapy Product (GTP) ?
1. It is defined as any biological entity, having the required gene, that could introduce modifications in the genome for therapeutic benefit.
2. GTPs work by repairing, replacing or deactivating dysfunctional disease-causing
genes to restore normal function.
3. As per the New Drugs and Clinical Trial Rules (2019), the GTPs falls under ‘new drug’ and shall always be deemed as ‘new drug’.
4. Thalassemia, Gaucher’s disease, Sickle cell anaemia and Haemophilia fall under the
genetically inherited disease category.
Select the correct answer using the code given below :
(a) Only 1 and 2
(b) Only 2 and 3
(c) Only 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Answers:

1. A

2. C

3. B

4. B

5. D

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