Tertiary Sector – Old Year Questions

1. In India Tertiary Sector includes :
1. Trade and Transport
2. Finance and Real Estate
3. Forestry and Fishing

Choose the correct answer from the codes given below :

Code :
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 3 only

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2002, U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004, U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2003]


2. In India, the service sector includes :
I. Mining and Quarrying
II. Transport and Communication
III. Hotels
IV. Forestry and Fishing
Select the correct answer from the codes given below :
Code :
(a) Only I and II
(b) Only II and III
(c) Only III and IV
(d) Only I and IV

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


3. Which one of the following is a tertiary activity?

(a) Forestry
(b) Manufacturing
(c) Farming
(d) Marketing

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2008]


4. Which among the following is the primary sector of the Indian economy?

(a) Agriculture
(b) Industry
(c) Cooperative
(d) None of the above

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


5. Transport, Communication, and Commerce come under the :

(a) Primary activities
(b) Secondary activities
(c) Tertiary activities
(d) Rural activities

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


6. The largest source of National Income in India is :

(a) Service Sector
(b) Agriculture Sector
(c) Industrial Sector
(d) Trade Sector

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Pre) 2021]


7. The share of the Tertiary Sector in the Indian economy during 2016-17 was :

(a) Rs. 51.8 lakh crore
(b) Rs. 50.6 lakh crore
(c) Rs. 49.0 lakh crore
(d) Rs. 52.8 lakh crore

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


8. With reference to the Indian economy, consider the following activities?
1. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
2. Manufacturing
3. Trade, Hotels, Transport and Communication
4. Financing, Insurance, Real Estate and Business services
The decreasing order of the contribution of these sectors to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at factor cost at constant prices (2000-01) is:

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

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2002]


9. During 2006-2010, which of the following service sectors registered the fastest growth in India?

(a) Banking and Insurance
(b) Construction
(c) Transporation
(d) Communication

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


10. Among the services sector, which has the highest share in India’s GDP in 2006?

(a) Trade, Hotels, Transport and Communication
(b) Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Business Services
(c) Community, Social and Personal Services
(d) Construction of buildings

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


11. The largest share of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in India comes from :

(a) Agriculture and allied sectors
(b) Manufacturing, construction, electricity and gas
(c) Services sector
(d) Defence and public administration

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


12. Which one of the following is the correct sequence in decreasing order of the contributions of different sectors to the Gross Domestic Product of India?

(a) Services > Agriculture > Industry
(b) Industry > Services > Agriculture
(c) Industry > Agriculture > Services
(d) Services > Industry > Agriculture

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2017, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


13. Which among the following sectors contributes most to the GDP of India?

(a) Primary sector
(b)Secondary sector
(c) Tertiary sector
(d)All three contribute equally

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


14. Which of the sectors of the Indian economy has the highest contribution to GDP (Gross Domestic Product)?

(a) Agricultural sector
(b) Industrial sector
(c) Services sector
(d) None of these

[Uttrakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2006]


15. Which one of the following contributes the highest share in India’s domestic production?

(a) Agriculture and allied activities
(b) Manufacturing industries
(c) Electricity, gas and water supply
(d) Services

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


16. The share of services in India’s GDP and total employment in 2012-13 respectively are approximately

(a) 50% and 20%
(b) 57% and 28%
(c) 64 % and 34 %
(d) 55% and 45%

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


17. For which of the following States the share of the services sector in the State GDP has been largest in 2008-09?

(a) Delhi
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Kerala
(d) Tamil Nadu

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


18. Which of the following statements is not true about the Indian Economy?

(a) Its share of the world population is 16% but its share of the world GDP is only 1.6%
(b) The share of the services sector in India’s GDP is only 25%
(c) 58% of its working population is engaged in agriculture, but the contribution of agriculture to the National Income is 22%
(d) India occupies only 2.4% of the world’s geographical area

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


19. What was the rank of the growth rate of the services sector of India in the world during the period 2001 to 2012?

(a) First
(b) Second
(c) Third
(d) Fourth
(e) Fifth

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


20. Since 1980, the share of the tertiary sector in the total GDP of India has:

(a) shown an increasing trend
(b) shown a decreasing trend
(c) remained constant
(d) been fluctuating

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1999]


21. In India, between 2001 to 2005, the growth rate of which sector has consistently increased?

(a) Agriculture
(b) Industry
(c) Services
(d) None of the above

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


22. As the economy develops, the share of the tertiary sector in the GDP :

(a) Decreases
(b) Decreases then increases
(c) Increases
(d) Remains constant

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


23. From 2011-12 to 2015-16, the contribution of the Services Sector to the growth rate of the Indian economy is :

(a) 72.4 percent
(b) 50.7 percent
(c) 69.0 percent
(d) 66.0 percent
(e) None of these

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


24. ‘TRAI’ is a regulatory body associated with which of the following sectors?

(a) Transport
(b) Tourism
(c) Technical Education
(d) Telecom

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