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  • win_2017 said:

    sine said:

    Kek said:

    sine said:

    can some body explain this:
    How sea surface temperature increases salinity?

    And please mention the source too

    1. Temp rise > Evaporation of fresh water from Ocean > Salinity increases.

    More so, In tropic latitudes, you can see high salinity distribution across the Ocean.

    Counter pt >>

    Ofcourse, there are myriad other factors influencing salinity besides temperature.

    2. Temp rise > Expansion of water > Salinity decreases. However, the influence of this factor is lower than the statement 1.

    So, >> Temp rise >> salinity increases (IPCC says global warming wil result in increase in salinity - which would have adverse impact on phytoplanktons > thereby impacting fisheries sector)
    IPCC report mentions that global warming increases evaporation. I dont think Evaporation can be directly linked with sea surface temperature. Evaporation increase because of the rise in atmospheric air which has capacity to hold more water. When they blow over the ocean, they they pick up more moisture.

    SST rise can even rise by a small degree and still lead to stratification, drastic effect on biodiversity; But this does not mean, the evaporation will increase for the small rise in SST. What in case of humid climate, the evaporation will not increase despite rise in SST.


    Majority of the global warming is observed by oceans thereby oceans get heated up...causing evaporation consequent high salinity.
    win_2017 said:

    sine said:

    Kek said:

    sine said:

    can some body explain this:
    How sea surface temperature increases salinity?

    And please mention the source too

    1. Temp rise > Evaporation of fresh water from Ocean > Salinity increases.

    More so, In tropic latitudes, you can see high salinity distribution across the Ocean.

    Counter pt >>

    Ofcourse, there are myriad other factors influencing salinity besides temperature.

    2. Temp rise > Expansion of water > Salinity decreases. However, the influence of this factor is lower than the statement 1.

    So, >> Temp rise >> salinity increases (IPCC says global warming wil result in increase in salinity - which would have adverse impact on phytoplanktons > thereby impacting fisheries sector)
    IPCC report mentions that global warming increases evaporation. I dont think Evaporation can be directly linked with sea surface temperature. Evaporation increase because of the rise in atmospheric air which has capacity to hold more water. When they blow over the ocean, they they pick up more moisture.

    SST rise can even rise by a small degree and still lead to stratification, drastic effect on biodiversity; But this does not mean, the evaporation will increase for the small rise in SST. What in case of humid climate, the evaporation will not increase despite rise in SST.


    Majority of the global warming is observed by oceans thereby oceans get heated up...causing evaporation consequent high salinity.
    solubility has a simple concept. as the temperature increases solubility increases and increases solubility leads to increase in salinity.
    A simple example- when u prepare CHASNI(sugar water solution at home ), for dissolving more sugar , we increase temperature.
  • edited February 17

    win_2017 said:

    sine said:

    Kek said:

    sine said:

    can some body explain this:
    How sea surface temperature increases salinity?

    And please mention the source too

    1. Temp rise > Evaporation of fresh water from Ocean > Salinity increases.

    More so, In tropic latitudes, you can see high salinity distribution across the Ocean.

    Counter pt >>

    Ofcourse, there are myriad other factors influencing salinity besides temperature.

    2. Temp rise > Expansion of water > Salinity decreases. However, the influence of this factor is lower than the statement 1.

    So, >> Temp rise >> salinity increases (IPCC says global warming wil result in increase in salinity - which would have adverse impact on phytoplanktons > thereby impacting fisheries sector)
    IPCC report mentions that global warming increases evaporation. I dont think Evaporation can be directly linked with sea surface temperature. Evaporation increase because of the rise in atmospheric air which has capacity to hold more water. When they blow over the ocean, they they pick up more moisture.

    SST rise can even rise by a small degree and still lead to stratification, drastic effect on biodiversity; But this does not mean, the evaporation will increase for the small rise in SST. What in case of humid climate, the evaporation will not increase despite rise in SST.


    Majority of the global warming is observed by oceans thereby oceans get heated up...causing evaporation consequent high salinity.
    win_2017 said:

    sine said:

    Kek said:

    sine said:

    can some body explain this:
    How sea surface temperature increases salinity?

    And please mention the source too

    1. Temp rise > Evaporation of fresh water from Ocean > Salinity increases.

    More so, In tropic latitudes, you can see high salinity distribution across the Ocean.

    Counter pt >>

    Ofcourse, there are myriad other factors influencing salinity besides temperature.

    2. Temp rise > Expansion of water > Salinity decreases. However, the influence of this factor is lower than the statement 1.

    So, >> Temp rise >> salinity increases (IPCC says global warming wil result in increase in salinity - which would have adverse impact on phytoplanktons > thereby impacting fisheries sector)
    IPCC report mentions that global warming increases evaporation. I dont think Evaporation can be directly linked with sea surface temperature. Evaporation increase because of the rise in atmospheric air which has capacity to hold more water. When they blow over the ocean, they they pick up more moisture.

    SST rise can even rise by a small degree and still lead to stratification, drastic effect on biodiversity; But this does not mean, the evaporation will increase for the small rise in SST. What in case of humid climate, the evaporation will not increase despite rise in SST.


    Majority of the global warming is observed by oceans thereby oceans get heated up...causing evaporation consequent high salinity.
    solubility has a simple concept. as the temperature increases solubility increases and increases solubility leads to increase in salinity.
    A simple example- when u prepare CHASNI(sugar water solution at home ), for dissolving more sugar , we increase temperature.
    Bhai ... Loved your explanation.. especially the Chasni :D

  • edited February 17

    sine said:

    @ForumIAS .....
    how do u determine that Presidential form of govt. is more stable than parliamentary? Just becoz it was written in some book and u copied it from there. There has been several research paper showing evidence that Parliamentary is more stable than Presidential.

    Plzz ... dont give such give such options/questions which are debatable or arbitrary

    I dont know about research papers but one fundamental text which i think one can refer to is constitutent assembly debate.The opening lines of the debate talks about the stability of parliamentary form of govt.I quote it for you

    "Firstly, let me deal with the form of Government. Dr. Ambedkar's view is that the British parliamentary executive is preferable to the American non-parliamentary executive on the ground that the former is more responsible though less stable, while the latter is more stable but less responsible."

    U urself r mentioning that it is Ambedkar's view. Similarly, there r many views of different scholars who have worked in this field and hold counter views. But, views cannot be used as scale to measure "absolute stability". It is not a factual question but a topic which can be debated upon. Stability is based on conditions and circumstances. Under certain circumstances one may be better than other and vice versa.
  • scoring 72
    but No regrets !

    paper was tricky ...rather being difficult ( anyways nice Job @ForumIAS ) :)
    'Believe'
  • In case of a person being convicted by the Supreme Court of India, which of the following are correct?

    1. The person becomes unfit for contesting elections to the State Assembly

    2. The person becomes unfit for contesting election to the LokSabha

    3. The person is barred from being appointed as the Chief Minister of a state by the Governor

    4. The person is barred from being appointed as the Prime Minister by the President of India

    In this ques... does the role of Gov or President comes into picture ??
    'Believe'

  • @ForumIAS - please update the correct answers (if any) , so that we dont learn the wrong once !
    'Believe'
  • edited February 17

    sine said:

    win_2017 said:

    sine said:

    Kek said:

    sine said:

    can some body explain this:
    How sea surface temperature increases salinity?

    And please mention the source too

    1. Temp rise > Evaporation of fresh water from Ocean > Salinity increases.

    More so, In tropic latitudes, you can see high salinity distribution across the Ocean.

    Counter pt >>

    Ofcourse, there are myriad other factors influencing salinity besides temperature.

    2. Temp rise > Expansion of water > Salinity decreases. However, the influence of this factor is lower than the statement 1.

    So, >> Temp rise >> salinity increases (IPCC says global warming wil result in increase in salinity - which would have adverse impact on phytoplanktons > thereby impacting fisheries sector)
    IPCC report mentions that global warming increases evaporation. I dont think Evaporation can be directly linked with sea surface temperature. Evaporation increase because of the rise in atmospheric air which has capacity to hold more water. When they blow over the ocean, they they pick up more moisture.

    SST rise can even rise by a small degree and still lead to stratification, drastic effect on biodiversity; But this does not mean, the evaporation will increase for the small rise in SST. What in case of humid climate, the evaporation will not increase despite rise in SST.


    Majority of the global warming is observed by oceans thereby oceans get heated up...causing evaporation consequent high salinity.
    ...... because water gets heated up does not mean the evaporation will increase. For evaporation to increase the air must be dry above the ocean surface else there can be no more evaporation if the air is humid Global warming leads to drying up of air and thus more evaporation.

    Quote me one source, any report, any research which directly mentions SST will increase salinity. U may get global warming(Evaporation) increases temp. but never SST.
    solubility has a simple concept. as the temperature increases solubility increases and increases solubility leads to increase in salinity.
    A simple example- when u prepare CHASNI(sugar water solution at home ), for dissolving more sugar , we increase temperature.
    the flaw in ur "chasni"/sugar solution concept is that u have involved the solubility concept without discussing concept of saturation. While u increasing the saturation point of ur sugar solution by heating the whole volume of water, the question asks about surface temperature which constitutes just <2% of total volume. There is lot of difference b/w bulk and surface temperature.
  • edited February 18
    sine said:

    sine said:

    win_2017 said:

    sine said:

    Kek said:

    sine said:

    can some body explain this:
    How sea surface temperature increases salinity?

    And please mention the source too

    1. Temp rise > Evaporation of fresh water from Ocean > Salinity increases.

    More so, In tropic latitudes, you can see high salinity distribution across the Ocean.

    Counter pt >>

    Ofcourse, there are myriad other factors influencing salinity besides temperature.

    2. Temp rise > Expansion of water > Salinity decreases. However, the influence of this factor is lower than the statement 1.

    So, >> Temp rise >> salinity increases (IPCC says global warming wil result in increase in salinity - which would have adverse impact on phytoplanktons > thereby impacting fisheries sector)
    IPCC report mentions that global warming increases evaporation. I dont think Evaporation can be directly linked with sea surface temperature. Evaporation increase because of the rise in atmospheric air which has capacity to hold more water. When they blow over the ocean, they they pick up more moisture.

    SST rise can even rise by a small degree and still lead to stratification, drastic effect on biodiversity; But this does not mean, the evaporation will increase for the small rise in SST. What in case of humid climate, the evaporation will not increase despite rise in SST.


    Majority of the global warming is observed by oceans thereby oceans get heated up...causing evaporation consequent high salinity.
    ...... because water gets heated up does not mean the evaporation will increase. For evaporation to increase the air must be dry above the ocean surface else there can be no more evaporation if the air is humid Global warming leads to drying up of air and thus more evaporation.

    Quote me one source, any report, any research which directly mentions SST will increase salinity. U may get global warming(Evaporation) increases temp. but never SST.
    solubility has a simple concept. as the temperature increases solubility increases and increases solubility leads to increase in salinity.
    A simple example- when u prepare CHASNI(sugar water solution at home ), for dissolving more sugar , we increase temperature.
    the flaw in ur "chasni"/sugar solution concept is that u have involved the solubility concept without discussing concept of saturation. While u increasing the saturation point of ur sugar solution by heating the whole volume of water, the question asks about surface temperature which constitutes just <2% of total volume. There is lot of difference b/w bulk and surface temperature.</p>
    There is no difference. Both are same .
    The quantity of water is very high and the quantity of salt is very less. So, there is no chance of saturation. But as the temperature increase, the salt on the see floor will start mixing in water and that cause the increase salinity.
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  • sine said:

    sine said:

    @ForumIAS .....
    how do u determine that Presidential form of govt. is more stable than parliamentary? Just becoz it was written in some book and u copied it from there. There has been several research paper showing evidence that Parliamentary is more stable than Presidential.

    Plzz ... dont give such give such options/questions which are debatable or arbitrary

    I dont know about research papers but one fundamental text which i think one can refer to is constitutent assembly debate.The opening lines of the debate talks about the stability of parliamentary form of govt.I quote it for you

    "Firstly, let me deal with the form of Government. Dr. Ambedkar's view is that the British parliamentary executive is preferable to the American non-parliamentary executive on the ground that the former is more responsible though less stable, while the latter is more stable but less responsible."

    U urself r mentioning that it is Ambedkar's view. Similarly, there r many views of different scholars who have worked in this field and hold counter views. But, views cannot be used as scale to measure "absolute stability". It is not a factual question but a topic which can be debated upon. Stability is based on conditions and circumstances. Under certain circumstances one may be better than other and vice versa.
    Dear.. for Polity as far as UPSC is concerned .. laxmikant is the final word. Of course everything that is written there is "laxmikant's" view. but it is enough for government exams. similarly few years back in upsc ( cse or some other exam ) question was that who is the most important officer under the constitution.. answer was CAG.. and ambedkar only said in "constituent assembly debates". Of course that is also interpretation, isnt it?

    But you have to accept something as the authority. so don't get confused by such questions at least. otherwise you may have to write own book to get that level of objectivity.

    And upsc will have at least one dozen such questions ( I wouldn't call them interpretation based ) which are enough to confuse you.
  • Joojharu said:


    Select the incorrect statements from the below:

    1. Child Labour in India has been abolished by the Constitution of India since its commencement.
    2. The Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act, 1976 makes it the responsibility of the State government to identify, release and rehabilitate bonded labour.
    3. The Nobel Prize for Social Work was awarded to Kailash Satyarthi for his work towards ending Child Labour.

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below

    Issmey 3rd option kyu galat hai

    He got the Nobel for PEACE and not SOCIAL WORK.
    Bhai.. waise isme statement 1 kyun galat hai?
  • Amarishkr said:

    Amarishkr said:

    Pl look into ans of following ques(written in short)

    1. Desert animal (Q.7)
    2. JJACT,2015(Q.29)
    3. Sea Surface Temp rise(Q.34)
    4. Sehnai Instrument(Q.39)
    5. Subsidiary Alliance (Q.76)
    6. Anti-defection law(Q.78)
    7. special Drawing Rights(Q.96)

    will be waiting for your response..

    thanks @ForumIAS for wonderful test..

    q7 - no idea
    q29 - yes, all options are correct.. few days back in times of india there was aprotest.. that cigarette sellers were eing fined under jj act...


    q34 is good question

    If the sea surface temperature were to rise, which of the following could be the possible outcomes?

    1. Possibility of large storms would decrease - this will happen because of more water vapor in atmosphere

    2. Salinity of oceans would increase - rise = melting of glacier = less salinity, but more temperature means more water vapor carrying capacity, so more evaporation also = more salinity - difficult to say

    3. Coral Bleaching would take place = evident

    4. Habitat destruction of certain mammals would take place = yes

    5. Decrease in invasive species and overall loss of bio diversity - increase will happen

    Select the correct statements using the codes given below.


    correct are - 1,3,4 will happen 100%.. 2 is debatable..

    q.39) don't know
    q.76) d is correct answer
    q.78) no idea about political parties part
    q. 96) too technical question.. no idea..

    Q7. Xerocloes
    Q34- Increase in SST will harm many of aquatic animal and plants and many of aquatic animal will leave the hot oceanic region, resulting in loss of biodiversity.
    bhai.. incresing temperature actually helps in increase of biodiversity.. and warmer temperatures , within limits is better suited for life than colder temperatures.. which explains higher bio diversity in tropics.


    @raushankumar

    good explanation.

    secondly, salinity me, we can think like this..that salinity will increase if it has increased in the past , as the earth has remained warmer.

    https://www.google.co.in/search?q=rise+in+sea+salinity&oq=rise+in+sea+salinity&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    it turns out that the salinity is indeed increasing.. so it is likely to increase with further rise in temperature..
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  • @raushankumar @DrKingSchultz @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh @Burger

    In case of a person being convicted by the Supreme Court of India, which of the following are correct?

    1. The person becomes unfit for contesting elections to the State Assembly

    2. The person becomes unfit for contesting election to the LokSabha

    3. The person is barred from being appointed as the Chief Minister of a state by the Governor

    4. The person is barred from being appointed as the Prime Minister by the President of India

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    Options:
    a
    1 and 2 only
    b
    1, 2 and 3 only
    c
    3 and 4 only
    d
    1, 2, 3 and 4


    1 and 2 are correct because RPA was amended to disallow it. But i think there is an error / discrepancy in 3 and 4.
    A person can be made CM or PM without being a member of either state assembly or Parliament. so even if someone is convicted but doesnt goto jail.. due to review petitionor stay.. he can become cm, .. only that after 6 months he has to be elected to states assembly or parliament.. and he is convicted so according to RPA, he cant.. so he wont be cm/pm after that.. but my question is that at least for 6 months there is no issue at all. isnt it?

    so answers should be 1 and 2 only? someone kindly clarify..


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  • VivekJ2 said:

    @raushankumar @DrKingSchultz @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh @Burger

    In case of a person being convicted by the Supreme Court of India, which of the following are correct?

    1. The person becomes unfit for contesting elections to the State Assembly

    2. The person becomes unfit for contesting election to the LokSabha

    3. The person is barred from being appointed as the Chief Minister of a state by the Governor

    4. The person is barred from being appointed as the Prime Minister by the President of India

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    Options:
    a
    1 and 2 only
    b
    1, 2 and 3 only
    c
    3 and 4 only
    d
    1, 2, 3 and 4


    1 and 2 are correct because RPA was amended to disallow it. But i think there is an error / discrepancy in 3 and 4.
    A person can be made CM or PM without being a member of either state assembly or Parliament. so even if someone is convicted but doesnt goto jail.. due to review petitionor stay.. he can become cm, .. only that after 6 months he has to be elected to states assembly or parliament.. and he is convicted so according to RPA, he cant.. so he wont be cm/pm after that.. but my question is that at least for 6 months there is no issue at all. isnt it?

    so answers should be 1 and 2 only? someone kindly clarify..


    As far as first two statements are concerned, RPA comes into picture. Conviction alone is not enough to declare a MP unfit. Condns like sentencing should be more than 2 yrs, convicted of specific offenders like social crimes etc..!

    So, mere conviction does not make legislators unfit.

    As far as last two statements are concerned, SC comes into picture. In some case ( I think Jaya's) It said, Ministers come under the ambit of public servants and no convicted public servants should hold public office..irrespective of sentences.

    So Chief Min and PM should resign if they are merely convicted.


    PS I may be entirely wrong.
    Prelims : 2/2. Mains : 0/2. 24 years. "Thats how you devour a whale ; One bite at a time"
  • sine said:

    @ForumIAS .....
    how do u determine that Presidential form of govt. is more stable than parliamentary? Just becoz it was written in some book and u copied it from there. There has been several research paper showing evidence that Parliamentary is more stable than Presidential.

    Plzz ... dont give such give such options/questions which are debatable or arbitrary

    I dont know about research papers but one fundamental text which i think one can refer to is constitutent assembly debate.The opening lines of the debate talks about the stability of parliamentary form of govt.I quote it for you

    "Firstly, let me deal with the form of Government. Dr. Ambedkar's view is that the British parliamentary executive is preferable to the American non-parliamentary executive on the ground that the former is more responsible though less stable, while the latter is more stable but less responsible."


    Thats called DEMOLISHING the opposition. :P
  • edited February 18
    http://www.livescience.com/3883-global-warming-sea-salty.html

    Ocean Salinity is DECREASING due to melting ice caps. But Salinity of Lakes, inland waters, estuaries and COASTAL SEAS are INCREASING as they are enclosed bodies with limited water cycle exchange mechanism.

    To quote:
    "Water cycle imbalance is growing. Salty regions are getting saltier, and areas of lesser salinity are losing salinity. This is fast becoming an irreconcilable cycle with catastrophic impact on biodiversity."
    ~UN commentary in 2014

    Ocean Salinity is on the decline. It is FACT
  • VivekJ2 said:
    @raushankumar @DrKingSchultz @Yo_Yo_Choti_Singh @Burger

    In case of a person being convicted by the Supreme Court of India, which of the following are correct?

    1. The person becomes unfit for contesting elections to the State Assembly

    2. The person becomes unfit for contesting election to the LokSabha

    3. The person is barred from being appointed as the Chief Minister of a state by the Governor

    4. The person is barred from being appointed as the Prime Minister by the President of India

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below

    Options:
    a
    1 and 2 only
    b
    1, 2 and 3 only
    c
    3 and 4 only
    d
    1, 2, 3 and 4


    1 and 2 are correct because RPA was amended to disallow it. But i think there is an error / discrepancy in 3 and 4.
    A person can be made CM or PM without being a member of either state assembly or Parliament. so even if someone is convicted but doesnt goto jail.. due to review petitionor stay.. he can become cm, .. only that after 6 months he has to be elected to states assembly or parliament.. and he is convicted so according to RPA, he cant.. so he wont be cm/pm after that.. but my question is that at least for 6 months there is no issue at all. isnt it?

    so answers should be 1 and 2 only? someone kindly clarify..



    As far as first two statements are concerned, RPA comes into picture. Conviction alone is not enough to declare a MP unfit. Condns like sentencing should be more than 2 yrs, convicted of specific offenders like social crimes etc..!

    So, mere conviction does not make legislators unfit.

    As far as last two statements are concerned, SC comes into picture. In some case ( I think Jaya's) It said, Ministers come under the ambit of public servants and no convicted public servants should hold public office..irrespective of sentences.

    So Chief Min and PM should resign if they are merely convicted.

    Yes if the PM and CM is convicted he should be resigned. Below is article from Hindu which clarifies from SC.

    http://www.thehindu.com/2001/10/02/stories/13020643.htm
    Secondly, in Ms. Jayalalithaa's case, it was held that a person who is disqualified from being a member of the legislature will consequently not be eligible to be appointed Minister or Chief Minister.
  • Can someone help me to a get a discussion thread of geography optional?
  • Presidential system is less accountable then parliamentary. There is a trade off between accountability and stability. I think the solution is wrong.

    Such material given in Laxmikant is for the subjective portion of mains... Objective type of questions should not be set from it.
  • Pls clarify this ques. How option D is correct?

    76.By signing the 'Subsidiary Alliance', Indian states virtually lost control over most of their rights. Which among the following can best represent the status of Indian states under 'Subsidiary Alliance'?

    1. They lost control over sovereignty in external and internal matters.

    2. They enjoyed limited rights in defence and foreign relations.

    3. They became insolvent as a result of exploitation and heavy maintenance of British army.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    Options:
    a
    1 and 2 only
    b
    2 and 3 only
    c
    1, 2 and 3
    d
    None
  • gk said:

    Can someone help me to a get a discussion thread of geography optional?

    http://discuss.forumias.com/discussion/21992/geography-optional-2017#latest
  • zeekay said:

    Pls clarify this ques. How option D is correct?

    76.By signing the 'Subsidiary Alliance', Indian states virtually lost control over most of their rights. Which among the following can best represent the status of Indian states under 'Subsidiary Alliance'?

    1. They lost control over sovereignty in external and internal matters.

    2. They enjoyed limited rights in defence and foreign relations.

    3. They became insolvent as a result of exploitation and heavy maintenance of British army.

    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    Options:
    a
    1 and 2 only
    b
    2 and 3 only
    c
    1, 2 and 3
    d
    None

    eliminate 2nd as king looses all his rights
  • edited February 18
    unable to register on forum academy... any suggestions?
    Forum Team please see to it, i am not getting any OTP!!!
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  • Demux said:

    79.93
    How is it guys? Is there still any chance for 2017?

    Very much last year in the month of may when ForumIAS conducted open test i scored less than 40!!! in CSP was expecting around 114..Just read and revise!!!
  • Score 107. @DrKingSchultz kitna hua?
    Good questions @ForumIAS
  • Ashwameda said:

    Demux said:

    79.93
    How is it guys? Is there still any chance for 2017?

    Very much last year in the month of may when ForumIAS conducted open test i scored less than 40!!! in CSP was expecting around 114..Just read and revise!!!
    +1
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  • anjus said:

    Demux said:

    Where in the Constitution is the provision of a composite floor test?

    It is not mentioned in the constitution, this is one of the many questions in which the answers are wrongly marked by the team. But a few mistakes are acceptable. I got at least 4 questions wrong, which i am 100% sure that i am correct, but no point in cribbing. The test was really balanced and well made apart from a few questions :)
    @Demux

    That composite floor test is correct. Answer is also correct. Just read it two times.

    If you are not getting it. Read it one more time.
    Don't have to read it. Composite floor test has been innovated by the SC and is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution explicitly as far as I know. I stick to my stand that the answer is wrong and should be only 2 and 3.

    http://www.dtnext.in/News/TamilNadu/2017/02/16025856/1027465/Floor-test-or-composite-floor-test-is-the-question.vpf?TId=112141
    Question has been asked about INCORRECT. 1st statement is incorrect and 3rd is correct. so answer should be 1&2.

    Feeling like an absolute idiot now. Thanks for pointing it out, don't know how i managed to miss that.
    *Note to self: posting early in the morning must be avoided. Sorry to anybody that i might have misguided! Peace.
    Thank you everyone for clarifying :)
  • have few doubts..

    Is question me kya logic hai?

    The earth receives tremendous amount of solar energy. Which of the following explains the stable temperature of the earth?
    Options:

    a

    Most of the energy is used as in photosynthesis and thereafter used by other trophic levels.

    b

    Most of the energy is radiated back to the space.

    c

    Most of the energy is absorbed by the oceans.

    d

    Most of the energy is absorbed to maintain various atmospheric phenomena and weather
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  • edited February 19
    porus said:

    Score 107. @DrKingSchultz kitna hua?
    Good questions @ForumIAS

    112 bhai.
    Par theek hai.
    No mugging up since August, no current affairs, nothing.
    Plus around 5-6 silly mistakes (correct/incorrect types).
    Can be propelled to 150 till June. :)
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