COMPILATION: Full Length Insights Current Events Quiz for Prelims – 2015

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We post 3-5 questions daily with our current events. It might be difficult for you to individually open all daily current events and revise questions. Therefore, in the following quiz we have compiled first 100 questions that we have posted in this year’s current events.

We will post remaining questions including that from Self Study Guide as compilations. If you had regularly solved them, these compiled full length tests will be useful for revision.

Please forgive if there are mistakes. Few questions might be repetition too. Point them out in comment box and we request, especially  those who are preparing for 2016 to correct them. Thank you in advance.

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Disclaimer: NOT a single question might repeat, directly or indirectly,  from these questions in actual UPSC exam. These questions are intended only for revision of previously posted questions and current events on this website.

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Welcome to Insights FULL LENGTH CURRENT EVENTS QUIZ. The following questions are compilation of current events based questions which we are posting daily on our website.

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  • Sneha Chatterjee

    dear mentor,we are so grateful.
    lucky to be a part of insight family 🙂

  • Nikhil

    Thank you sir for this initiative really it was needed.

    • Nikhil

      Need some clarifiacations for
      Q98–Ist statement it should be council of ministers instead of CG.
      Q63–Njac selection body.
      One suggestion sir, please rectify wrong ones before posting it otherwise it will create difference of opinion or doubts then people start searching again.—time wasting.

  • winnie

    sometimes you find it difficult to express your gratitude…day by day your DEBT is increasing on us sir…will definitely try our best to repay you…

  • Vibhu

    Prabhu aapke charan kahan hain….Jahan bhi hain yahin se shat shat pranam.
    Just hoping that will be able to pay back for your efforts via getting selected.

    • MIP

      U r right..there is no other way to pay back? thanks is too…small word..

    • Dixita Mistry

      you r ri8…there is no other way to pay our gratitude.

  • K Ravi

    Thank you very much sir…!!!

  • Jorge

    Thank you so so much

  • manish

    No words for your dedication and hard work. Thanks a lot.

  • NS

    Thankuu soo much… You are great… Hatsoff

  • Abhishek

    Ques 6. option (b) should be natural gas
    Ques 31. options are incorrectly provided. India is a part of G5 nations and Japan is not…

  • Captcha

    Great timing! 😛 Thank You Sir 🙂

  • jabberwalking

    Thanks Insights. The timer is set to 20 mins. Pls correct that.

  • DK

    Lot of thanks sir…

  • mockingjay

    I just fell from my chair. Is there any end to innovation in this site?! I was definitely one of the ones tediously opening the content one date at a time. We might have to hunt for new words besides thank you. Until we do, i hope THANK YOU very much conveys the gratitude! 🙂

    • BST

      I just downloaded dictionary for finding them

  • BKN

    Perhaps the best mentor I (we) ever got after my parents….Shastanga namaskar to you

  • Albus BhojRaj

    Sir, but the time alloted is very less-: 20 minutes for 100 Questions. I was able to attempt just 35 Question s. Time shuld be at least 45 minutes for 100 Questions.

    Thank you.

  • Subscriber 221

    Thank you, It comes handy to have tab on current events; waiting for the sequel of compilation..!!

  • bhaz

    thanks for compilation. A few questions repeated. here are some that i could find

    1. Q16 and 45
    2. Q15 and 99

  • vikas sherawat

    don’t have words to thank you…. i have started preparing with full force for upsc the reason being you… thanks a lot sir

  • suchak

    Thanks ….It’s simply superb !

    Some Clarification ,

    Q.5 Statement 2 , About Foreign banks – They have to 40% upto 2018 having more then 20 branches .

    Q.65 . All States constitute SDRF. I am confuse in that. Read somewhere that yet some states didn’t !

  • MSI

    Thanks Vinay Sir.

  • 2015

    Thank you so much sir…

  • Sonali Rao

    I’d open multiple tabs to revise old questions. And silently wished that if there was a way to compile them.
    Wow! Here I am staring at compilation.
    That’s why I never call myself an atheist because godliness is present in some individuals like you . Thank you 🙂

  • Anwar


  • K Vishwanath Nitin

    many many thanks sir

  • BST

    Insights how do you manage all these???? I know that our Indians are hardworking but majority of them will be doing for their own interest. But here that’s not the case here you are using your valuable time for the sake of aspirants. This is a live example of “selfless service”.

  • Phanisai Tondepu

    Sir, can i ask for 2 favors. Kindly increase the test time to one hour. Secondly, can we have a PDF downloadable option for for further revision? Thanks in advance.

    • Albus BhojRaj

      time is increased

      • Phanisai Tondepu

        Awesome. It is now 2 hours.

        • Albus BhojRaj

          yes 🙂

  • Jorge

    These are excellent questions but is it please possible to increase the time limit? It is hard to take these in actual test conditions unless we go at Brahmos missile speed 🙂

    • Albus BhojRaj

      time is increased.

  • Anuj Gupta

    Vinay sir que no. 98 statement 1 says ordinance need advice of central govt,which is wrong. It should be cOm(that even written) But your ans says it is corect.pls rectify or explain.

  • Anuj Gupta

    Did 95 que, left 5 ,70% correct in 19 min.

  • Iamjustice

    Ohhh insights whenever i start losing hope you come up with something so awesome to boost me…..
    You guys are perfect example of social work without any intensions of getting anything back.
    Hum aapke rini ho gaye.

  • ankit pandey

    Thanks a lot sir… thank u so much for this…!!!

  • Gayatri

    Thank u soo much sir.

  • nitish mehtre

    it would have been better if it was covered completely then sticking to certain areas and multiple questions on single agenda or schemes otherwise it was pleasure testing our own caliber ..thanks a lot

  • Sneha Chatterjee

    It required the consumer to mandatorily have an Aadhaar number for availing LPG Subsidy
    Question no 18..
    Adhar is mandatory for PaHal.
    Please anyone confirm..

    • Resurrect Saharan

      no that not true !! just check Gov Website !
      Pahal can be used using 18 Digit Gas Copy no.!!!

      Of Details search Pahal on insight itself

    • sushant mahajan

      for pahal its not mandatory , a person with a bank account can also join ths scheme. adhar is not mandatory.

    • Akash

      Aadhar is not mandatory , it doesnt yet actually have legal or statutory status, Supreme Court issued an interim order stating that ‘ no person should suffer for not having Aadhar’ . Government can not deny any services to a resident if he/she doesn’t possess Aadhar. So they have to transfer in his bank account. 🙂

    • Rajat

      Aadhar is not mandatory.
      I am surprised that for DigiLocker one has to have a Aadhar No, inspite of SCI instructing not to make it mandatory.

      • Sneha Chatterjee

        in the reference link gven by insight itself its written aadhar is complsory 🙁

    • Ravi

      Not, it is not manadotory.


      The PAHAL (DBTL) scheme was earlier launched on 1st June 2013 and finally covered 291 districts. It required the consumer to mandatorily have an Aadhaar number for availing LPG Subsidy. The government has comprehensively reviewed the scheme and after examining the difficulties faced by the consumer substantively modified the scheme prior to launch. The modified scheme has been re-launched in 54 districts on 15.11.2014 in the 1st Phase and to be launched in rest of the country on 1.1.2015. The modified scheme is given as under:

      Options to receive LPG subsidy

      Under the modified scheme, the LPG consumer can now receive subsidy in his bank account by two methods. Such a consumer will be called CTC (Cash Transfer Compliant) once he joins the scheme and is ready to receive subsidy in the bank account. The two options are:

      Option I (Primary): Wherever Aadhaar number is available it will remain the medium of cash transfer. Thus, an LPG consumer who has an Aadhaar Number has to link it to the bank account number and to the LPG consumer number.

      Option II (Secondary): If LPG consumer does not have an Aadhaar number, then he can directly receive subsidy in his bank account without the use of Aadhaar number. This option which has now been introduced in the modified scheme ensures that LPG subsidy is not denied to an LPG consumer on account of lack of Aadhaar number. In this option,
      Either consumer can

      Present bank account information (bank account holder name /account number /IFSC code) to the LPG distributor for capture in LPG database

      Present LPG consumer information (17 digit LPG consumer ID) to his bank

    • Aditya

      No, its not mandatory read the link which is provided below the question.

  • SatchaFunkilus

    q – 98 . first statement ( com headed by pm and not central govt )
    second statement ( ordinance can also be passed when both houses r not in session ) accordingly . answer should be only statement 3 is correct .

    Q – 65 . sdrf has been constituted by only a few states though the act mandates that all states should create sdrf .

    q – 63 . njac will not have any judicial members is incorrect .

    q – 31 . members are ( brazil , china , india , mexico , south africa ) japan is not .

    q – 5 second statement further clarification required if anyonez willing to .

    thanks for the compilation and kindly correct me wherever wrong .

    • Ravi

      yes, q – 63 . njac will not have any judicial members is incorrect .

  • Sansa

    thank you!

  • Nis

    thank you Insight……it saved lot of time…

  • Supercommando Dhruv

    Thank a lot.!!

  • Juhi Singh Sujai

    This is marvelous!!! Actually I was thinking of copy pasting all quizzes while revising them 😀 Thanks once again 🙂

  • Naina Agarwal

    Just 30%..:( need to work a lot harder..thanku insight it was a eye opener

  • MIP

    Thanks insights..i got 138/196 (70.41%)points..But I could not submit it?

  • Radhika R

    thankyou very much insights 🙂

  • Juhi Singh Sujai

    Guys Admit card are out .. all the best! 🙂

  • santosh


  • preeti

    Thank you sir…


      plz tell about pub ad subject…

  • mns

    Thanks a ton sir:)…you people are great!!!


    Thank you so much for providing very useful and important stuff.These currents event question are quite relevant to Upsc pattern. Thanks again I got 103 out of 196

  • Palash Gupta

    Tons of thanks to you INSIGHTS….

  • satya

    Really.. You always know.. What we need today and tomorrow… Thanks sir.

  • KK

    Thank u Team and Sir 🙂
    No words .. Thank u

  • Kartik

    @Insights: Thanks alot !! Asking anything more from you would be mean on my part. Still, just wondering if you have any plans to compile all the “Daily current events” for last several months

  • Gauri

    Sir we don’t have words to define what you are doing for us. Thank you is not enough and it is not sufficient, seriously we felt short of words many times.

    I would like to quote Kabir’s Doha here may be it will help:

    “Guru gobind dou khade, kaake lagoon pay
    Balihari guru aapne, gobind diyo batay…”

    Guru and God both are here
    to whom should I first bow
    All glory be unto the guru
    path to God who did bestow

  • PV

    President’s address to the joint session of the Parliament , why that statement has been taken as incorrect , somebody please help !

    • PV

      Damn , there is a difference between special address LOL

  • Deep

    Thank you very much Insight.

  • I think answer to Q.3 is incorrect.
    RBI will be deemed to have failed if it misses the 6% target for 3 consecutive quarters “after 2016” and not during 2015-16.
    So answer should be: 1 only.

  • sushant mahajan

    thanks alot sir.

  • Pankaj Kumar

    Correct-57,out of 84..112 score…

    Need to revise hard now…

    sir please put up these tests frequently…

    • Pankaj Kumar

      Q98..Option 2
      This legislative power is available to the President only when either of the two Houses of Parliament is not in session to enact laws…. an ordinance can also can be promulgated if only one house is working… hence “word only makes this option incorrect”…correct option will be 1&3
      Correct me if im wrong…

      • Yashaswi

        Yours is a grammatically misunderstanding.

        “an ordinance can also can be promulgated if only one house is working” …is the same as… “only when either of the two Houses of Parliament is not in session”..

        And i think the answer has to be 1&3 because there is a technical error in the 2nd option: Ordinances can also be issued when BOTH houses are not in session.

        • Pankaj Kumar

          This is exactly what i said (and i quote)… “”n ordinance can also can be promulgated if only one house is working””… Gramatically error my bad…but answer is same for us…

  • RM

    Respect to the power infinity

  • rajasree

    thank you so much sir..

  • anand kumar

    thanks vinay sir

  • MaverickNaga

    Thanks a ton again sir…I feel these quizzes are so precious and there are sweat and blood involved in preparing them..if they could be taken in pdf formats then it would be a wonder! many thanks again.

  • neeta

    How will we ever pay u back…???thank you so much..

  • akk

    Thank you so much insight…was waiting fr d compilation to chk my prep

  • Puja

    Dear Insights,Thanks is tooooooooo small for ur all pains taken for us…

  • Rammohan

    Q 31 answer should be Japan instead of India bcz G5 includes 5 largest developing economies of the world i.e. Brazil ,china ,India ,Mexico, south Africa.

  • Asmita

    your every initiative is superb..Thanks Insights!

  • Sandeep Pal

    Sir , please just provide us same compilation of self study day1to day41. It’ll be very convenient for us to revise up.



    • shiv

      it is qn 31

    • A fighter son

      Q 31 i thing japan not include in G5 .

  • Rajpriya

    I really want to bow my head and want to say a heartedly thanks for such useful efforts.thanks a lot insights.

  • PS

    doubt regarding priority sector:
    it also includes medium enterprise, social infrastructure
    you have not mentioned them in explanation

    • ankit goyel

      RBI keep revising the list. So, when the qn was framed it included only these. Rest were added later

      • PS


  • sri

    group of five india is also included 31 question correct it

  • leonaidus

    tell me what is cutoff.i got 99.I dont know how to prepare for civils.currently i am preparing for bank exams.But one day i found insights website.from that day onwards i used to watch hindu analysis and solve the quiz of analysis of daily current events.50 out of 100 correct gives me some hope that i also can prepare for civils in coming year.Once again THANK YOU VINAY SIR.

  • Vivek Kumar Singh

    got 94.. cut off??….need buck up fr atleast 130.

    • Dee Raw

      I think 100+ should be good enough, right?

  • Prince George

    Got 79 points. Going to fail the Preliminary Examination this time. Damn.
    BTW, Thank you very very very much Insights for the upload. You are a true mentor.

  • Koushik

    Thank u so much insights.

  • che
  • Bency

    Thank you so much Sir……………

  • shivanagouda

    what are the sources for these questions,,,,i m n final yr degree ,i dont know from whr to start & wt to start plz suggest me.

  • cookie

    Thank you Insights..U r giving an immense boost to my preparation..Thanks a ton:)

  • Thank you. Learned many new concepts.

  • Sumanth Makam

    kindly correct the questions 31,47,63,82,85.. thanks

    • A fighter son

      Q47 what is wrong in this
      i thing no need of 1 parliament assent

    • A fighter son

      Q 31 i thing japan not include in G5

  • A fighter son

    Q 10 please explain me any body regarding article 86(1) in simple term

    mostly prez address to joint session so ……………..

    why it is said it is not impliment from independence

    • ankit goyel

      The President may address both Houses of Parliament assembled together or either House of Parliament separately in the following two cases:

      (i) Article 86 (1) of the Constitution provides that the President may address either House ofParliament or both Houses assembled together, and for that purpose require the attendance of members. However, since the commencement of the Constitution, the President has not so far addressed either House or both Houses assembled together under the provision of this article.

      (ii) Article 87 (1) of the Constitution provides that at the commencement of the first session aftereach general election to the House of the People and at the commencement of the first session of each year the President shall address both Houses of Parliament assembled together and inform Parliament of the causes of its summons.

  • A fighter son

    Q 39 pol party come or not come under rti please make clear my doubt

    • ankit goyel

      According to CIC order PP comes under RTI however no political party is replying over the judgement. So, under the rule of law, PP comes under RTI

  • albaato

    Sir, the statement about PSL seems to be wrong. Foreign banks with branches more than 20 are required to contribute 40% of their NCB to PSL. However, the ones with less than 20 branches are required to contribute only 32%.

    • Yashaswi

      “Target for Foreign Banks: Foreign Banks with 20 branches and above already have priority sector targets and sub-targets for Agriculture and Weaker Sections, which are to be achieved BY MARCH 31, 2018 as per the action plans submitted by them and approved by RBI. The sub-targets for Small and Marginal Farmers and Micro Enterprises would be made applicable post 2018 after a review in 2017. Foreign banks with less than 20 branches will move to Total Priority Sector Target of 40 percent of ANBC or Credit Equivalent Amount of Off-Balance Sheet Exposure, whichever is higher, on par with other banks BY 2019-20, and the sub-targets for these banks, if to be made applicable post 2020, would be decided in due course.”


    • Yashaswi

      And does software industry lending (below 1crore) come under PSL??

      • Puja

        yes. check RBI FAQ.

        • Yashaswi

          Couldn’t find it on the RBI website, nevertheless i agree now that it does fall under PSL. Thanks : )

  • Yashaswi


    With regard to the mandatory norms of Priority Sector Lending Norms of domestic banks, this is what the Economic Survey (Volume 1,2015) has to say:

    The law states that all domestic commercial banks, public or private, have to lend 40 per cent of their adjusted net bank credit (ANBC) or credit equivalent amount of their off balance sheet exposure— whichever is higher—to the priority sectors, and number for foreign banks (with more than 20 branches) is 32 per cent. Further, public sector banks have clearly defined rules they have to follow in the subcategories- agriculture, micro and small enterprises, education, housing, export credit and others. The most important amongst them is that 45 per cent of all priority sector lending must be made to agriculture.

    45% of all PSL is equivalent to 18% of TOTAL government lending, and is not 18% under the PSL targets as mentioned in the 3rd statement.

  • naren

    Sir Insights , I have not receive my test no .28 to 33 please mail it. I am the subscriber of the prelims test series of insights 2015 .Please reply its urgent

  • shiva

    31st question.. india is part of g5 countriess right?? why then ans is c???

  • Nandini Karning

    Thanks!!! looking forward the next compilation …

  • sanjeev kumar

    I am not getting link of second compilation can any one provide me same.thanks.

  • Keshav Garg

    Que 31.why G5 doesn’t include India? Acc. to your source it does

    • amit

      india is included

  • Keshav Garg

    Q 91 I have a doubt didn’t prithviraj kapoor received this award in 1971 & he died in 1972

  • Himanshu Joshi

    South Africa
    QUEST 31- PLEASE REVIEW THE QUESTION Vinay sir @insight

  • amit

    Q 63 NJAC have 3 judicial member ?

  • Swati Jain

    Amendments can be moved to the Motion of Thanks in such form as may be considered appropriate by the “Speaker” not the “Chairman”

  • Swati Jain

    Could the premise behind Q53 be provided links to and/or explained?

  • Swati Jain

    Question number 83 and 84 are skewered on the matter of operating funds for the ADB, which are sourced “mainly” and therefore not entirely by member contributions (


    hai suji singh how are you

  • Dheeraj

    Hats off to u Sir