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1. Consider the following:

  1. Low per capita income
  2. Low rate of capital formation
  3. Working force largely in the tertiary sector

Which among the above is/ are the characters of an underdeveloped economy?

[A] 1 & 2
[B] 2 & 3
[C] 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
2. Which among the following term / terms was / were added to Preamble of Constitution of India by 42th Amendment Act 1976. ?

  1. Sovereign
  2. Socialist
  3. Republic
  4. Secular

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 1 & 2
[B] 2 & 3
[C] 2 & 4
[D] 2, 3 & 4
3. Consider the following:

  1. Jharia Coal Fields
  2. Korba Coal Fields
  3. Umaria Coal Fields

The correct representation of the states in which they are located are as follows:

[A] Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh
[B] Madhya Pradesh , Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh,
[C] Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand
[D] Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand
4. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Disinvestment essentially results in Privatization
  2. Privatization essentially results in transfer of assets 

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D] Both 1 & 2 are incorrect
5. Consider the following:

  1. Allotting of the shares of net proceeds of taxes
  2. Laying down principles governing grants in aid
  3. Looking into the financial relations between the central government and the state Governments

The above mentioned functions are carried out by which among the following?

[A] Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs
[B] National Development Council
[C] Finance Commission
[D] NITI Aayog
6. Consider the following:

  1. Reverse Repo Rate
  2. Cash Reserve Ratio
  3. Statutory Liquidity Ratio
  4. Bank Rate

An increase in which among the above could raise the interest rates in the market?

[A] 1
[B] 1 & 2
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
7. Which among the following multilateral environment agreements (MEAs) is not correctly paired with the respective issue it deals with ?
[A] Montreal Protocol of 1987 – Ozone Depleting Substances.
[B] Bonn Convention of 1979 – The conservation of Migratory Species
[C] Basel Convention of 1989 – Regulation of transboundary movement,transit, handling and use of Living Modified Organisms.
[D] Rotterdam Convention of 1998 – Consensual International Trade in certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides.
8. With reference to the right to fly the National Flag, consider the following statements:

  1. Right to fly the National Flag is an implied fundamental right
  2. Right to fly the National Flag emanates from Article 19(1)

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
9. With respect to the rights provided to minorities in Indian constitution, consider the following statements:

  1. Article 30 defines minority as any section of citizens having a distinct language, script and culture
  2. Article 30 provides right to establish and administer their educational institutions to both linguistic as well as religious minorities

Which of the above is/ are correct statements?  

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
10. The constitution of India mandates that State may reserve any post or appointment in favour of any backward class of citizens who are not adequately represented in the services under that State. Whether such class of citizens is adequately represented or not is decided by __?
[A] Governor
[B] President of India
[C] Supreme Court of India
[D] State itself