IAS Interview Question Part 1

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Q. (1) If you are running in a competition, and if you put the 2nd Position participant behind, then what is your position?

Answer: 2nd Position


  • Think about the running competition. Suppose there are 9 persons in competition and you are also among them.

  • If you just cross the 2nd person, you were in the third place.

  • So, now as you crossed the 2nd person in a competition, you are now in the second position in the race.

  • You are not in the first place because you haven’t crossed the first person.

  • In a competition you take position means you crossing person.

Q. (2) Which glasses are used in Bullet proof screens?

Answer: Reinforced glass


This image shows Reinforced glass

Image of Reinforced Glass

This image shows Reinforced glass

  • Reinforced glass used in Bullet proof screens because reinfored glass is that glass is close to unbreakable. It is useful for monitoring your nuclear reactor without making a weak spot in your blast wall. It has a blast resistance of 150, the same as reinfored stone. It can not be picked up by any tool onec it is placed.

  • Color of reinforced glass is Transparent and single color.

  • Reinforced glass is also called safety glass.

Q. (3) What is the reason behind the numbers written on the gas cylinders.

Image of gas cylinder

Image of Gas Cylinder

Image of gas cylinder

  • As LPG Gas cylinders are an important part of our daily life, we should be very careful about while using it because it can be very dangerous.

  • On cylinders there are some numbers written inner side of the metal strips that connect the body of the cylinder to the top ring or handle.

  • It is an alphanumerical number that is A, B, C and D followed by a number.

  • Each letter denotes a quarter of a year.

“A” means January to March,

“B” means April to June,

“C” means July to September,

“D” means October to December

  • B – 13 means expiry date of cylinder is April 2013 to June 2013, so after that date you should not use the cylinder.

  • So while purchasing cylinder next time you must check this number, as using cylinders after the date of expiry can be dangerous.

Q. (4) Why Govt issued 10 Rs. new note in Chocolate Brown Colour?

Image of reason behind the 10 Rs. notes chocolate brown colour

Image of Reason Behind the 10 Rs. Notes Chocolate Brown Colou

Image of reason behind the 10 Rs. notes chocolate brown colour

  • The dimension of the new Rs. 10 banknotes is 63mm 123mm. The back sides will also have a Swachh Bharat logo with slogan.

  • The reverse sides of the new Rs. 10 notes have a language panel, motif of the Sun Temple and the Konark, and the denominational numeral 10 written in Devnagari script.

  • The base colour of this note is chocolate brown and it has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the front and black.

  • Chocolate brown colour as the base, the new note will bear the picture of Konark Sun Temple.

Q. (5) Which came first – The Egg or The Chicken?

Image of Which came first – The Egg or The Chicken

Image of Which Came First - the Egg or the Chicken

Image of Which came first – The Egg or The Chicken

  • The egg laying animals lived long before the chicken arrived. So technically, the egg came before the chicken.

  • Many years ago, when there were no chickens. An animal very identical to chicken (can also called proto - chicken) would have mated with other proto – chiken. The two organisms pass their genes in the form of DNA.

  • Anyhow, the reproduction of DNA is never 100% proper and usually produces a little change for the new organism. These little changes in DNA could create a new species over thousands of generations.

  • The same happened with proto – chickens and the small genetic changes created the new species called chicken, which grew in egg.

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