Economic Scenario (Uttar Pradesh)– Old Year Questions and Answers

1. The Contribution of Uttar Pradesh to the total exports of India in the year 2014-15 is –

(a) 4 to 5 percent
(b) 5 to 6 percent
(c) 6 to 7 percent
(d) 7 to 8 percent

[U.P. P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


2. With reference to Uttar Pradesh Financial Corporation, which of the following statement/s is/are correct?
1. It provides financial assistance to small and medium industries.
2. It provides financial assistance to small and medium sector service units.
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(a) Only 1 is correct
(b) Only 2 is correct
(c) Both 1 and 2 are correct
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2017]


3. What is the size of the Budget of Uttar Pradesh for 2018-19?

(a) 824384.53 crores
(b) 428354.53 crores
(c) 428384.52 crores
(d) 824254.52 crores

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2017]


4. In Uttar Pradesh, the contribution of agriculture to the state domestic product in 2011-12 was approximately

(a) 14.5%
(b) 24.5%
(c) 34.5%
(d) 44.5%

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


5. Which of the following statements regarding regional imbalances in the industrial development of Uttar Pradesh are correct?
1. Industries are mostly centralised in western Uttar Pradesh.
2. 20% of the industrial units of the state are in eastern Uttar Pradesh
3. Bundelkhand is a most backward region in terms of industries.
Choose the correct answer from the code given below:

(a) Only 1 and 2
(b) Only 2 and 3
(c) Only 1 and 3
(d) All of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2004]


6. GIDA is –

(a) Ghaziabad Industrial Development Authority
(b) Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority
(c) Gomti Industrial Development Authority
(d) Ganga Industrial Development Authority

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


7. Uttar Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation is established at

(a) Kanpur
(b) Lucknow
(c) Agra
(d) Noida

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


8. U.P. State Tourism Development Corporation Limited was established in –

(a) 1974
(b) 1978
(c) 1984
(d) 1990

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2013]


9. Tourism development corporation in Uttar Pradesh was established in –

(a) 1972
(b) 1974
(c) 1989
(d) 2001

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Mains) 2015]


10. In terms of employment, the largest industry of Uttar Pradesh is –

(a) c
(b) Cotton Textile Industry
(c) Sugar Industry
(d) Cement Industry

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


11. In Uttar Pradesh maximum percentage of workers are engaged in

(a) Agriculture field
(b) Industry field
(c) Service field
(d) Industry and Service field

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


12. According to the Census 2011, which of the following statements about the workers of Uttar Pradesh is correct?

(a) U.P. has the maximum number of workers in all categories
(b) U.P. has 3-0 million workers in agriculture and household industries.
(c) U.P. has 20 million population of workers
(d) None of the above

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Mains) 2013]


13. As per the 2011 Census, the literacy rate in Uttar Pradesh from 2001 to 2011, rose up to

(a) 11.45%
(b) 12.45%
(c) 13.45%
(d) 14.45%

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. 2017]


14. Assertion (A): Uttar Pradesh shares 9.4% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Reason (R): Uttar Pradesh shares 66% of the total exports of the country.
Select the correct answer from the code given below :
Code :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not a correct explanation of (A)
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


15. Assertion (A): Uttar Pradesh, the most populous State of India, is an economically backward State.
Reason (R): There is a marked disparity in the development levels in different parts of the State.
Select the correct answer from the code given below :
Code :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not a correct explanation of (A)
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


16. The largest share of ‘Revenue Receipts’ of the U.P. Government comes from :

(a) Land Revenue
(b) Commercial Trade Tax
(c) The share of Union Excise Duty
(d) Registration Fee

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2003, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


17. About 55 per cent of the total revenue receipts of the government of the U.P. is contributed by

(a) Entertainment tax
(b) Trade tax
(c) Stamp duty
(d) State excise duty

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


18. The largest share in the income of Uttar Pradesh government comes from –

(a) Registration fee
(b) Trade tax
(c) Land revenue
(d) Share in union excise duty

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2014]


19. Which trade zone of Uttar Pradesh tops in the collection of trade tax?

(a) Ghaziabad
(b) Kanpur
(c) Lucknow
(d) Noida

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


20. The Share of indirect taxes in the total tax module in the year 2004-05 is approximate –

(a) 74%
(b) 76%
(c) 78%
(d) 80%

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


21. Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest industrial growth rate during –

(a) 5th Five Year Plan
(b) 6th Five Year Plan
(c) 10th Five Year Plan
(d) 11th Five Year Plan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


22. In Uttar Pradesh, the negative industrial development rate was in the –

(a) Fourth Plan
(b) Sixth Plan
(c) Ninth Plan
(d) Eleventh Plan

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Mains) 2013]


23. During the last three years, the share of direct taxes in the total tax revenue of the Government of Uttar Pradesh has –

(a) decreased
(b) increased
(c) fluctuated
(d) remained unchanged

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


24. In U.P. Value Added Tax (VAT) was levied with effect from–

(a) Ist April, 2007
(b) Ist January, 2008
(c) Ist January, 2009
(d) Ist April, 2008

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2009]


25. Which one of the following districts has the lowest number of rural households below the poverty line in Uttar Pradesh?

(a) Baghpat
(b) Ghaziabad
(c) Lucknow
(d) Meerut

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2004]


26. As per the new housing policy specified by the Uttar Pradesh government on 14 September 2011, the beneficiaries will be people from economically weaker sections (EWS) having monthly income less than –

(a) Rs. 5000
(b) Rs. 6000
(c) Rs. 7500
(d) Rs. 10000

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2009]


27. With effect from 1 April 2017 the minimum wage for unskilled labour in Uttar Pradesh has been fixed at :

(a) Rs 7000 per month
(b) Rs 7400 per month
(c) Rs 7800 per month
(d) Rs 8200 per month

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2017]


28. The contribution of Uttar Pradesh as compared to other states in India’s total Gross Domestic Product in the financial year 2010-11 was –

(a) Largest
(b) Second largest
(c) Third largest
(d) Fourth largest

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


29. The contribution of the primary sector in the SGDP of U.P. is

(a) 19.0%
(b) 30.4%
(c) 34.9%
(d) 46.1%

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


30. Agricultural labour productivity is maximum in

(a) Eastern Uttar Pradesh
(b) Bundelkhand
(c) Central Uttar Pradesh
(d) Western Uttar Pradesh

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2004]


31. Handbook of Agriculture is published from

(a) Indian Agricultural Research Institute
(b) Indian Council of Agricultural Research
(c) Uttar Pradesh Council of Agricultural Research
(d) Indian Council of Science and Technology

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


32. Consider the following statements in the context of the economy of Uttar Pradesh and choose the correct answer using the code given below –
1. The difference between per capita national income and per capita state income is continuously increasing.
2. The percentage of farmers in total workers is higher in Uttar Pradesh than in the whole country.
3. The number of registered factories per one lakh population is more in Uttar Pradesh than in the whole country.
Code :

(a) Only 3 is correct
(b) 2 and 3 are correct
(c) 1 and 2 are correct
(d) only 1 is correct

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2004]


33. Consider the following statements and choose the correct answer using the code given below :
Assertion (A): The present government of Uttar Pradesh is focussing on the development of industries, basic infrastructure, energy production etc.
Reason (R): Heavy investment makes economic development accessible.
Code :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are correct but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2015]


34. Select the places where Special Economic Zones are being set up in Uttar Pradesh.
1. Agra
2. Kanpur

3. Moradabad
4. Varanasi

Code :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 1 and 4

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


35. Special Economic Zones are being set up in U.P. at –

(a) Agra, Kanpur and Noida
(b) Agra, Kanpur and Greater Noida
(c) Meerut, Moradabad, Kanpur and Noida
(d) Moradabad, Kanpur, Noida and Greater Noida

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


36. The potato export zone in Uttar Pradesh is located at –

(a) Agra
(b) Allahabad
(c) Fatehpur
(d) Kanpur

[U.P.R.O./A.R.O. (Spl.) (Pre) 2010]


37. In Uttar Pradesh, the recognized Stock Exchange is at –

(a) Lucknow
(b) Kanpur
(c) Varanasi
(d) Ghaziabad

[U.P.P.C.S (Pre) 2010]


38. In the traditional industrial goods sector production in Uttar Pradesh, the maximum contribution (in terms of metric tonnes) is made by

(a) Cement
(b) Cotton yarn
(c) Sugar
(d) Vanaspati

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2002]


39. The objective of Udyog Bandhu in Uttar Pradesh is

(a) To promote the exports of goods produced in Uttar Pradesh.
(b) To ensure the timebound establishment of industrial units.
(c) To provide training in business administration
(d) To grant debt to industries

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2007]