Comprehension Challenge Day – 8

PASSAGE – 5 Mins In 1955 Maurice Duverger published The Political Role of Women, the first behavioralist, multinational comparison of women’s electoral participation ever to use election data and survey data together. His study analyzed women’s patterns of voting, political candidacy, and political activism in four European countries during the first half of the twentieth …

Comprehension and Reasoning Challenge Day – 6

PASSAGE (4 Mins) During the 1960’s and 1970’s, the primary economic development strategy of local governments in the United States was to attract manufacturing industries. Unfortunately, this strategy was usually implemented at another community’s expense: many manufacturing facilities were lured away from their moorings elsewhere through tax incentives and slick promotional efforts. Through the transfer …

Comprehension Passage & Reasoning Challenge Day – 4

(Note: As said earlier, there will be only 4-5 passages in a Week) PASSAGE – (3 Minutes) In the context of the recent rape cases, retrospectivity of criminal law has assumed more importance. The law regarding retrospective effect for criminal jurisprudence is not quite the same as for civil jurisprudence. With regard to levy of …

Comprehension Passage & Reasoning Day – 3

PASSAGE A recent study has provided clues to predator-prey dynamics in the late Pleistocene era. Researchers compared the number of tooth fractures in present-day carnivores with tooth fractures in carnivores that lived 36,000 to 10,000 years ago and that were preserved in the Rancho La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles. The breakage frequencies in …

Comprehension Passage and Reasoning – Day -2

PASSAGE Read the following passage and answer the following questions (Time 4 Mins) The real trouble with the Brain Initiative is not philosophical but practical. In short, the instrumental approach to the treatment of physiological and psychological diseases tends to be at odds with the traditional ways in which human beings have addressed their problems: …

New Initiative – ‘Comprehension Challenge’

In the UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination Paper-II, around 35 questions out of 80 are from ‘Comprehension’ section. Many aspirants find it difficult to manage time in Paper-II because of long passages and tricky questions. The only solution to score well in this section is to practice hard.  One should familiarize with variety of passages …