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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
11. The Part IV of the constitution of India has provisions for___:

  1. Uniform Civil Code
  2. Equal pay for equal work
  3. Equal right to means of livelihood
  4. Protection of wild-life

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
12. Consider the following comparisons of President and Vice-President of India:

  1. Both President and Vice-President are parts of Indian Parliament
  2. Both President and Vice-President are elected by same electoral college
  3. Doubt and dispute arising out of election of President and as well as Vice President can be challenged only in the Supreme Court

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
13. With reference to the Constitutional amendments in India, consider the following statements:

  1. A constitutional amendment bill must secure a majority of the total membership of the House and a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, in each House of Parliament
  2. Maximum numbers of constitutional amendments were passed during the Indira Gandhi regime

Which among the above is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D] Neither 1 nor 2 are correct
14. Which of the following items of the state list is / are not applicable to Delhi?

  1. Public order
  2. Police
  3. Land
  4. Education

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
15. Under which among the following articles, President has pardoning power?
[A] Article 70
[B] Article 72
[C] Article 74
[D] Article 73
16. Which of the following statements about the State Election Commissions and Central Election Commission is / are correct?

  1. State Election Commissions in India are subordinate to the Central Election Commission of India
  2. Both State and Central Election Commissions in India derive their powers from Representation of the People Acts

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
17. Law Commission of India:

  1. is a statutory body
  2. makes recommendations over Review/Repeal/Amendment of obsolete laws but the recommendation are non-binding on government

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
18. Who among the following are elected via the Preferential voting system?

  1. President of India
  2. Vice President of India
  3. Members of Legislative Assemblies
  4. Members of Legislative Councils

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1, 2 & 3
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
19. Which of the following statements is/are incorrect about the Prime Minister of India?

  1. Prime Minister holds the office during the pleasure of president
  2. Prime Minister has to communicate to the President all decisions of the Cabinet relating to administration and proposals for legislation
  3. Prime Minister is the leader of the House of which he/she is a member

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 & 3 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] None
20. Consider the following statements about Railway Convention Committee:

  1. The Chairman of the Committee is appointed by the Speaker from amongst the members of the Committee
  2. The Committee reviews the rate of dividend which is payable by the Railway Undertaking to the General Revenues 

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
21.   Consider the following differences between Censure Motion and No Confidence Motion:

  1. Unlike No-Confidence Motion, Censure Motion can be moved against individual minister
  2. Unlike No-Confidence Motion, Censure Motion does not require leave of the House

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
22. The climate of a particular place depends upon:

  1. Latitude
  2. Ocean Currents
  3. Wind & Air Masses
  4. Elevation
  5. Relief
  6. Proximity with water

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 1 2 3
[B] 1 2 3 4
[C] 1 2 3 4 5
[D] 1 2 3 4 5 6
23. Which of the following is / are reasons of the highest salinity of ocean water in Red Sea?

  1. Low Precipitation and high Evaporation
  2. Little connection with open ocean
  3. Coriolis Force

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
24. Which of the following is / are characteristics of the soil found in Taiga Biome and Boreal Forests?

  1. Young soil with little development
  2. Rich in nutrients
  3. Rich with soil organisms
  4. Acidic

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 1, 2 3, 4
[B] 1, 3, 4
[C] 1, 3
[D] 1, 2, 3
25. The Yamuna floodplain has frequently made news in recent times. Consider the following statements about floodplains as geographical feature:

  1. Floodplain restoration reduces denitrification.
  2. Floodplains are generally rich in nutrients.
  3. Floodplain help in Groundwater recharge.
  4. Floodplains are home to rich eco-systems.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
26. Which of the following is/are the objectives of National Horticulture Mission under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture?

  1. Supply of quality planting material
  2. Production and productivity improvement
  3. Creation of infrastructure for post harvest management

Select the correct statements from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1 & 3
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
27. A tourist in Mumbai observes high tide near Gateway of India at 7.00 AM. At what time, he should expect another high tide on the same day?
[A] 7.00 PM
[B] 7.25 PM
[C] 7.40 PM
[D] 8.50 PM
28. Which among the following play role on formation of Ocean currents?

  1. Rotation of Earth
  2. Revolution of Earth
  3. Gravitational Pull by Sun and Moon
  4. Prevailing Winds

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 1 & 4
[B] 1, 3 & 4
[C] 1, 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2 & 3
29. In context with the Monsoon winds, consider the following statements:

  1. They are generally regular and equally distributed winds
  2. They show a complete reversal of direction during a year
  3. They are generally orographic in nature

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
30. Consider the following irrigation projects with respective rivers:

  1. Gosikhurd National Irrigation Project→ Krishna
  2. Shahpur Kandi Project→ Ravi
  3. Ukai irrigation ProjectTapti

Which of the above is/are correctly matched? 

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
31. “The weather hardly changes from one day to the next. Morning is clear. Then, the Sun starts heating up the ground and warm, humid air starts to rise. In the afternoon clouds get blacker and there are convectional rains for an hour or two before it starts to clear up again. This patterns remains for most parts of the year”.
The above quotation is taken from a traveller’s diary, who wrote this most probably at __?
[A] Singapore
[B] Geneva
[C] Shanghai
[D] Mumbai
32. The Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project:

  1. is a project between India and China
  2. aims at linking North-Eastern States of India to China via sea route

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
33. Van Allen radiation belt:

  1. has electrons and protons in the outer belt and only electrons in the inner belt.
  2. has a large cover over poles and is almost absent at equator

Which of the above statement is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
34. Which among the following take part in the Orogenesis?

  1. Erosion
  2. Sedimentation
  3. Faulting of Rocks
  4. Folding of Rocks

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
35. Which of the following states is/are part of Western Ghats?

  1. Gujarat
  2. Tamil Nadu
  3. Andhra Pradesh

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
36. Crystal formation can be found more commonly in which of the following types of rocks?
[A] Intrusive igneous rocks
[B] Extrusive igneous rocks
[C] Metamorphic rocks
[D] Sedimentary rocks
37. Temperature decreases with increase in altitude in the:

  1. Troposphere
  2. Stratosphere
  3. Mesosphere

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 & 3 Only
[C] 1 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
38. Consider the following tribes with regions where they are found:

  1. Gaucho: South America
  2. Hamites: Africa
  3. Kirghiz: West Asia

Which of the above is/are correct?

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

  1. Sallekhana
  2. Das Lakshana
  3. Eightfold path

 Which of the above is/are related to Jainism?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
40.   Consider the following folk arts with states where they are predominantly practiced:

  1. Alpana→ West Bengal
  2. Kalamkari→ Andhra Pradesh
  3. Patachitra→ Odisha

  Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 3 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
41. All-India Spinners’ Association:

  1. was established as an integral part of the Congress organisation
  2. consisted of members, associates and donors with an executive council
  3. was set up as an expert organisation for the development of hand-spinning and Khaddar with independent existence and powers.

Which among the above is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1 & 3
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
42. Which among the following is / are correct statements with respect to the French East India Company?

  1. It was a private concern
  2. It was chartered by King Louis XIV
  3. It was abolished immediately after French Revolution

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] Only 2
43. The period of 8th to 10th century in India is known for a Tripartite struggle. Who among the following were the parties to this tripartite struggle?
[A] Rastrakutas, Palas and Gurjara Pratiharas
[B] Palas, Solankis and Chamhanas
[C] Palas, Gangas and Senas
[D] Rastrakutas, Gurjar Pratiharas and Solankis
44. With reference to the “Board of Control” in the East India Company, consider the following statements:

  1. It was formed by Pitts India Act of 1784
  2. It controlled the commercial matters of the company
  3. It was abolished by the Government of India Act 1858

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C] 1 & 3 are correct
[D] 1, 2 & 3 are correct
45. Which of the following was / were the recommendations of the Nehru report?

  1. Dominion status for India
  2. Federal government with a strong centre
  3. Weighted representation for minorities
  4. Provincial autonomy

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 1, 2 & 3
[B] 2, 3 & 4
[C] 1 & 4
[D] 1, 3 & 4
46. Which among the following organizations came into existence only after freedom of India?

  1. Hind Mazdoor Sabha
  2. Bharatiya Jana Sangh
  3. Swaraj Party

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 2
[D] 1, 2 & 3
47. Which among the following was / were seats of Ganasanghas or Republican Oligarchies in the Pre-Maurya Era?

  1. Kapilvastu
  2. Vaishali
  3. Kusinagara
  4. Dwaraka

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1, 2 & 3
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
48.   Which of the following statements are correct about the Pitt's India Act of 1784?

  1. It separated the commercial and political activities of the British East India Company
  2. The members of Governor General’s council were reduced from four to three
  3. The act advocated non intervention of company in India's internal affairs

  Select the correct option from codes given below

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
49. All the current Bt cotton hybrids available in India belong to which among the following species?
[A] Gossypium herbaceum
[B] Gossypium barbadense
[C] Gossypium hirsutum
[D] Gossypium arboreum
50. Seabuckthorn­:

  1. is a deciduous plant
  2. can not withstand temperature above 40 degree celsius
  3. oil can be used in manufacturing biodiesel
  4. can grow on soils with less fertility without any fertilizer

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1, 2 & 3 Only
[B] 2, 3 & 4 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 4 Only
[D] 1, 3 & 4 Only
51. Mangar Bani forest has been in news frequently due to one or the other environmental concerns. In which Indian state is the forest located?
[A] Jammu & Kashmir
[B] Himachal Pradesh
[C] Punjab
[D] Haryana
52. Consider the following:

  1. Oxides of Sulphur
  2. Oxides of Carbon
  3. Oxides of Nitrogen
  4. Ground Level Ozone

Which among the above have been included in the National Air Quality Index (AQI)?

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

  1. Forest owlet
  2. Jerdon’s courser
  3. Pink-headed duck

Which among the above is / are found in wild in peninsular India?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
54. The Environment Protection related principle of common but differentiated responsibility (CBDR) was enshrined in __?
[A] Rio Declaration
[B] Nagoya Protocol
[C] Montreal Protocol
[D] Basel Action Network
55. In which of the following regions of India, you are most likely to come across the “the Narcondam hornbill” in its natural habitat?
[A] Eastern Himalaya
[B] Western Desert of India
[C] Andaman Islands
[D] Western Ghats
56.      Consider the following pairs: 

  1. Stoneflies→ indicate high oxygen content in water
  2. Mosses→ indicate acidic soil
  3. Greasewood→ indicates saline soil

   Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
57. The blue flowers of Neelakurinji that blossoms only once in 12 years are predominantly found in:
[A] Western Himalayas
[B] Eastern Himalayas
[C] Western Ghats
[D] Andaman and Nicobar Islands
58. Consider the following statements:
1. The consumption of trans fats increases the risk of coronary heart disease by raising levels of LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of HDL cholesterol
2. Trans-fats cause problems in human body because they contain lesser energy and can not be used so easily
Which among the above is / are correct statements?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
59. Consider the following statements:

  1. Pulmonary artery is responsible for transporting de-oxygenated blood to lungs
  2. Renal artery is responsible for carrying deoxygenated blood out of the kidneys. 

Which of the above is  / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
60. Which among the following instruments work on principles of destructive interference of sound waves?

  1. Microphone
  2. Silencer of a vehicle
  3. Music instruments

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1 & 3
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
61. How the heartwood is different from sapwood in plants?

  1. While heartwood performs the function of water-conducting, sapwood provides strength
  2. Heartwood is more susceptible to pests and microbes in comparison to sapwood

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
62. Bollgard II, the genetically-modified BT cotton, which is the most widely used variety in India, gave phenomenal rise to cotton production in the country. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Bollgard II?

  1. It is first genetically modified crop developed in India
  2. It reduces the necessity for use of pesticides.
  3. It will increase the available area of land suitable for cotton production

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
63. In context with the nuclear fuels, how the Fissile material is different from the Fertile material?
1. While Fissile material undergoes nuclear fission, Fertilie material undergoes nuclear fusion
2. While Fissile material can be directly used, Fertile material can not be used directly in nuclear reactors
Choose the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 2 is correct
[C] Both 1 & 2 are correct
[D] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct
64. Consider the following:

  1. Dengue
  2. Leprosy
  3. Rabies

Which among the above is / are tropical diseases?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
65. Recently, Germany rolled out world’s first hydrogen-powered train.  Hydrogen fuel cell can provide powerful and nearly clean source of energy, but there are several challenges that make them difficult means of energy production. Which of the following is / are correct statements in this context?

  1. The technologies to free hydrogen from other elements are not cost effective
  2. Hydrogen fuel is difficult to store and move around

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
66. Consider the following:

  1. Farmer’s lung
  2. Black Lung
  3. White Lung

Which among the above is / are occupational diseases?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
67. Which of the following chemicals is resposible for temporary acid rain in colder regions?
[A] Hydrogen chloride
[B] Sulphur dioxide
[C] Nitric acid
[D] Nitrogen oxides
68. Consider the following diseases:

  1. Dengue
  2. Leprosy
  3. Ebola virus disease (EVD)

Which of the above has/have been categorised as Neglected Tropical Disease(s) by WHO (World Health Organization)?

[A] 1 & 3 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
69. With reference to the international trade, how the subsidy is different from tariff?

  1. While tariff changes the price of imports, the subsidy changes the quantity of imports
  2. While the cost of a tariff is borne by consumers, the cost of a subsidy is borne by producers

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
70. Consider the following:

  1. All loans raised by the Government by the issue of treasury bills
  2. Ways and means advances
  3. Judicial deposits

Which of the above is/are credited to Consolidated Fund of India?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
71. Consider the following statements about Tea Production in India:

  1. India is the largest producer and consumer of tea in the world
  2. Tea is an evergreen plant that mainly grows in tropical and subtropical climates
  3. Darjeeling tea is famous for its Muscatel flavour

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 3 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
72. Provision Coverage Ratio is associated to which of the following?
[A] Bad Loans
[B] Capital Gain Tax
[C] Base Erosion and Profit Sharing
[D] Ratio of deposits in current and saving accounts
73. Which of the following statements is correct about the FAME India Scheme?
[A] It aims to promote Agripreneurs and Agri Start-ups in the country
[B] It encourages the development and use of hybrid and electric vehicles in the country
[C] It encourages individuals as well as groups for solar power production by installing rooftop solar plants over the houses and buildings
[D] It aims at recapitalisation of public sector banks by financing through “recapitalization bonds”
74. Consider the following statements about the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs):

  1. It is the set of climate actions post-2020 to be taken by parties to Paris agreement announced in advance
  2. NDCs are submitted every five years to the UNFCCC secretariat

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
75. Consider the following statements about the Third Generation Biofuel:

  1. It is produced from crops such as corn and sugar beet
  2. India’s first Third Generation (3G) Ethanol Bio-refinery has been opened at Bathinda in Punjab

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
76. Consider the following statements about the Bank Board Bureau (BBB):

  1. It is an autonomous body set up to improve the governance of public sector banks (PSBs).
  2. It helps the banks in making strategies for capital raising and recommends candidates for the top post in public sector banks

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
77. Currently, the Price Stabilisation Fund is used in handling the price of:

  1. Pulses
  2. Onion
  3. Potato

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 2 & 3 Only
[B] 1 & 2 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] None
78. Consider the following pairs:

  1. Montreux Record→ Wetland Sites
  2. Berne Convention→ Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
  3. Basel Convention→ Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes

Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 3 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 1 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
79. Nilambur teak known internationally for its superior timber quality has been recently added to the list of products with GI Tag. The tree is predominantly found in which region of India?
[A] Western Himalayas
[B] Eastern Himalayas
[C] Western Ghats
[D] Eastern Ghats
80. Consider the following statements about Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016:

  1. The bill provides for freedom to organisations to operate 365 days in a year
  2. The bill covers only establishments employing ten or more workers except manufacturing units

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
81. Which of the following schemes comes under Small saving schemes of Government of India?

  1. Kisan Vikas Patra
  2. National Saving Certificates
  3. Sukanya Samridhi Yojna
  4. Public provident fund (PPF)

Select the correct option from codes given below:

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

  1. National Unity Day – Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
  2. Good Governance Day – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  3. Antyodaya Diwas – Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya

Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

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

  1. Colonel in the Indian army is equivalent to Captain in Indian Navy
  2. Major in the Indian army is equivalent to Commodore in Indian Navy

Which of the above is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
84. Consider the following statements about the UJALA scheme:

  1. The scheme aims for reduction of daily CO2 emission
  2. The scheme is being implemented by the Energy and Resources Institute
  3. Under this scheme, the government provides LED bulbs to households at one third the market price

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
85. What are the various steps taken by government of India towards the Nuclear Non-proliferation?

  1. adopted a no first use policy whereby it has pledged to not to use nuclear weapons unless first attacked
  2. placed a self-imposed moratorium on nuclear tests
  3. signed and ratified the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty
  4. does not allow the transfer of Nuclear Weapons Technology to other nations
  5. has placed all its nuclear power plants under inspection of IAEA

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
[B] Only 2, 3, 4 & 5
[C] Only 1, 2, 4 & 5
[D] Only 1, 2 & 4
86. Consider the following statements about the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS):

  1. The committee is chaired by the Home Minister
  2. The committee is responsible for decisions on external as well as internal security

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
87. Which of the following modes of cashless transactions have been launched by the National Payment Corporation of India?

  1. Unified Payment Interface (UPI)
  2. BHIM App
  3. Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS)
  4. RuPay Card
  5. Bharat QR Code

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1, 3 & 4 Only
[B] 1, 2, 3 & 4 Only
[C] 1, 3, 4 & 5 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
88. Consider the following statements about the Living Planet Report:

  1. It is published by the United Nations Environment Programme
  2. It is published in every two years and measures biodiversity abundance levels on the planet

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
89. With reference to the UNDP Multidimensional Poverty Index, consider the following statements:

  1. This index assesses three vital dimensions of poverty viz. education, health and living standard
  2. It uses micro-data from household surveys such as deprivation of toilet, drinking water and sanitation

Which of the following is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
90. Consider the following statements with respect to the UNDP Human Development Index-2018?

  1. HDI is measured in three basic dimensions viz. health, education and standard of living
  2. India has been placed in the Medium Human Development category in the recent index

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
91. Consider the following statements with respect to the Kuttanad Below Sea Level Farming System:

  1. It is the only system in India that practices rice cultivation below sea level.
  2. Karapadam, Kayal and Kari are the main varieties of rice produced via this system

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
92. Recently, ISRO launched two satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 using PSLV-CA vehicle. How the PSLV-CA is different from PSLV-XL?

  1. PSLV-CA is upgraded version of PSLV-XL
  2. PSLV-CA does not include strap-on boosters

Which of the above is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
93. How the burning of forests under Jhoom cultivation adversely affects the environment?

  1. It make the soils devoid of nutrients such as Potash
  2. It increase surface run-off of water
  3. It increases emission of Green House Gases

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
94.

Recently, India became the first country in the world to release a draft of India Cooling Action Plan proposing reduction in energy consumption for cooling by nearly 30% by 2037-38 from 2017-18 level. Which of the following is not a part of this plan?

[A] Reducing the demand of refrigerants
[B] Reducing number Cold Storage Warehouses
[C] Skilling the refrigeration and air-conditioning technicians
[D] R&D innovation ecosystem for indigenous development of alternative technologies
95. The two terms Cyclone-30 and Faraday Cup were making news recently. With which of the following, they are closely associated?
[A] Sports
[B] Music
[C] Healthcare
[D] Information Technology
96. Which of the following is known as planet hunter telescope?
[A] Parker solar prober
[B] TESS
[C] OSIRIS-REX
[D] TRACE
97. Consider the following government portals / apps and the respective services provided by them:

  1. Saubhagya Web Portal – Monitoring household progress
  2. e-Sahaj portal – Security clearance for setting up businesses
  3. TAMRA – statutory clearances for mining operations

Which of the above is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
98. Recently, NASA has launched a balloon mission to improve?
[A] Internet Services
[B] Weather Forecasting
[C] Mapping Services
[D] Agriculture in Desert Areas
99. Identify the Indian missile on the basis of information given below:

  1. It is a short-range, quick reaction tactical ballistic missile
  2. It fills vital gap between Multi Barrel Rocket systems and medium range ballistic missiles
  3. It is equivalent to MGM-140 Army Tactical Missile System of United States.

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Pinaka
[B] Prahar
[C] Trishul
[D] Agni
100. Consider the following statements with respect to sports awards in India?

  1. Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar is bestowed upon the universities and colleges for promotion of sports
  2. Both Dronacharya Award and Arjuna Award are bestowed upon individual sportspersons for their outstanding performances

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
  • Mahesh Mishra
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    good questions