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1. In context with the High Courts in India, consider the following statements : 

  1. All High Courts in India were created after promulgation of the Constitution of India
  2. Position of the High Courts in India is very much similar to high courts in United States 
  3. Supreme court may establish a common High Court for two or more than two states

Bring out the correct statements:

[A] only 1 is correct
[B] Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C] all 1 ,2 & 3 are correct
[D] None of them is correct
2. A company making a public issue of securities has to file a Draft Red Herring Prospectus with SEBI through an eligible merchant banker prior to filing a prospectus with the Registrar of Companies. What information does this Draft Red Herring Prospectus provide

  1. Financial Details about the company
  2. Objects of raising money
  3. Price and size of offerings

Choose the correct option:

[A] 1 & 2
[B] 2 & 3
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] Only 1
3. With reference to the fundamental rights of the personnel of armed forces in India, consider the following statements:

  1. The power to decide to what extent any of the fundamental right shall be applicable to the members of the armed forces rests with Parliament
  2. Members of the armed forces don’t enjoy right to constitutional remedies

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

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

  1. Constitution provides right to the minorities that they can establish their own linguistic and religious institutions
  2. Property of a Madarsa cannot be acquired by state in any circumstances

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
5. As per the provisions of the Constitution of India, the total number of ministers, including the Prime Minister can not exceed more than ___:
[A] 15% of Lok Sabha members
[B] 15% of Rajya Sabha members
[C] 15% of Members of Parliament
[D] 10% of Members of Parliament
6. Consider the following statements:

  1. In India, President is a part of both Parliament as well as Legislature
  2. In United States, President is part of both American congress as well as Senate

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
7. Which among the following statements is / are correct?

  1. The council of ministers has been provided to aid and advise the president in exercising his / her powers
  2. The President can ask the Council of Ministers to reconsider the advice
  3. President is bound to act in accordance with the advice of Council of Ministers

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 1 & 2
[B] 2 & 3
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1 & 3
8. Which of the following statements is / are correct in India with respect to the Consumer Forums in India?

  1. They are quasi-Judicial in nature
  2. They have a three tier structure
  3. They are statutory bodies

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
9. Consider the following statements:

  1. A Money bill can be referred to a Joint Committee of the Houses
  2. A motion for introduction of a Finance Bill or an Appropriation Bill in either house of Parliament

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
10. Consider the following statements about Money Bills and Finance Bills:

  1. Unlike Money bills, few other Finance bills can be introduced in either house of the Parliament
  2. Similar to Money bills, other Finance bills also cannot be introduced without the prior recommendation of the President

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

  1. A new all India service can be created only if Rajya Sabha passes a resolution for that by special majority
  2. Any alternation in the conditions of service of All India Services can be done only when Rajya Sabha passes a resolution for that by simple majority

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
12. With reference to the “Whip” system used by the political parties of India, consider the following statements:

  1. A Whip is issued to the members of political party to control their behaviour on the floor of the house
  2. The concept of Whip is an original Indian innovation
  3. No whip can be issued by any political party in Presidential poll

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C] Only 1 & 3 are correct
[D] Only 3 is correct
13. In which of the following committees, all the members are from Lok Sabha only?

  1. Committees on Estimates
  2. Public Accounts Committee
  3. Committee on Public Undertakings

Select the correct option from the codes given below:  

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] Only 1 & 3
14. Which of the following resolutions/motions/bills require simple majority to be passed in the parliament?

  1. No confidence motion
  2. Money Bill
  3. Removal of Chief Election Commissioner
  4. Creation of one or more new All India Services

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] 2, 3 & 4 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
15. Which of the following writs is also known as wakening call?
[A] Mandamus
[B] Prohibition
[C] Certiorari
[D] Quo Warranto
16. Consider the following statements about the power of courts to issue writs:

  1. The writ jurisdiction of Supreme Court is wider than that of High Courts in India
  2. While Supreme Court can refuse to exercise its writ jurisdiction, a High Court cannot do so

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
17. Consider the following statements about President of India:

  1. The prime minister and other ministers hold the office during the pleasure of president
  2. President is responsible to establish an interstate council
  3. President has been empowered by Parliament to include or exclude castes from the list of Scheduled Castes

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

  1. The district judge is appointed by the Governor of the state in consultation with High Court of the state
  2. The power of posting, promotion & grant of leave to district judge is vested in the High Court

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
19.  Which of the following is/are correct feature(s) of parliamentary form of government?

  1. President is the head of the state while Prime Minister is the head of the government
  2. The executive is not responsible to the legislature for its acts and policies

  Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
20. Which of the following comes under the Jurisdiction of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)?

  1. Non Gazetted Officer
  2. MPs and Ministers
  3. Employees of Public Undertaking

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
21. The alluvial soils are generally rich in which of the following?

  1. Humus
  2. Potash
  3. Lime

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
22. Which of the following factors are responsible for coral bleaching?

  1. Increased or reduced water temperature
  2. Over fishing
  3. Increased solar irradiance
  4. Changes in salinity

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1, 2 & 4
[B] Only 1, 3 & 4
[C] Only 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
23. How the intensive farming is different from extensive farming?

  1. While intensive farming results in maximum output per unit of land, production per unit of land is low in extensive farming
  2. While extensive farming is not found in India, Intensive farming is common in high grain producing states of India

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
24. Which of the following countries are spread over a group of islands?

  1. Fiji
  2. Cape Verde
  3. Madagascar
  4. Bahamas

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
25. With reference to the structure of Earth, despite the hottest temperature at Inner Core, why the Earth has a solid inner core but liquid outer core?

  1. Because the inner core is made of heavy metals
  2. Because the inner core is under huge pressure
  3. Because the inner core is actually getting cooled from inside

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 2
[D] Only 1 & 3
26. With reference to the subduction, consider the following statements:

  1. Subduction occurs when denser ocean crusts slide beneath lighter continental crusts
  2. Subduction causes the formation of deep ocean trenches
  3. Subduction is responsible for high occurrences of volcanoes and earthquakes in some areas

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] 1 & 2
[B] 2 & 3
[C] 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
27. If the earth had no satellite of its own i.e., the moon, which of the following phenomena will not occur ?
[A] Neap tides
[B] Ocean currents
[C] Spring tides
[D] Tides
28. Most of the peninsular rivers in India are seasonal in nature. Which among the following is the least seasonal among all the rivers of the peninsula?
[A] Godavari
[B] Krishna
[C] Kaveri
[D] Tungbhadra
29. Consider the following plants:

  1. Wheat
  2. Rice
  3. Onion
  4. Potato

Which of the above are true annual plants?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3 & 4
[D] Only 1 & 4
30. With reference to the structure of Earth, despite the hottest temperature at Inner Core, why the Earth has a solid inner core but liquid outer core?

  1. Because the inner core is made of heavy metals
  2. Because the inner core is under huge pressure
  3. Because the inner core is actually getting cooled from inside

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 2
[D] Only 1 & 3
31.  Which of the following statements about tropical forests is / are correct?

  1. They cover approximately 6% of Earth’s land area
  2. Brazil, Indonesia, Zaire, and Peru have more than half of the world’s tropical forests.
  3. Over half of the world’s tropical forests have already been cleared or degraded.
  4. Reforestation is ensuring that tropical forests are being used on a sustainable-yield basis

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
32. Which among the following is the best place to find massive polymetallic sulphide deposits in the Oceans?
[A] Ocean floor
[B] Hydrothermal vents
[C] Seamounts
[D] Guyots
33. In recent times, it has been reported that the Polar ice is getting melted very quickly. What contribution is / are made by Polar ice packs in the environment of earth?

  1. The Polar ice packs retrain the release of methane from the arctic permafrost
  2. The Polar ice packs reduce heat loss from the oceans

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
34. Equator passes through which of the following countries?

  1. Venezuela
  2. Ecuador
  3. Colombia
  4. Brazil

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1, 2 & 3 Only
[B] 2, 3 & 4 Only
[C] 2 & 4 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
35. Tropic of Cancer passes through which of the following states in India?

  1. Tripura
  2. Mizoram
  3. Assam
  4. Meghalaya

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 2 & 4 Only
[C] 3 & 4 Only
[D] 1 & 4 Only
36. In which of the following layers of atmosphere, vertical movement or convection of air leads to clouds generation?
[A] Troposphere
[B] Stratosphere
[C] Mesosphere
[D] Exosphere
37.  Consider the following statements about Taiga biome:

  1. The taiga is the largest continuous biome in the world
  2. Taiga biome is only found in the northern hemisphere and not in southern hemisphere

 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

  1. British Type climate 
  2. Mediterranean type climate
  3. China type climate

  Which of the above is/are examples of Mesothermal Climate?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] None
39. The Single Rope Floating Raft (SRFR) Method is most commonly used for the cultivation of:
[A] Cotton
[B] Sugarcane
[C] Seaweeds
[D] Jute
40.  Consider the following projects with rivers associated to them:

  1. Tulbul Project→ River Brahmaputra
  2. Jal Marg Vikas Project→ River Ganga
  3. Polavaram Project→ Godavari

  Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 3 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
41. With reference to Kumbha Mela, consider the following statements:

  1. While there are four venues of Purna Kumbha Mela in India, there are only two venues of Ardha Kumbha mela
  2. While Purna Kumbha Mela is held at same venue with an interval of 12 years, Ardha Kumbha mela is held at same venue with an interval of 6 years

Which among the above is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
42. Identify the famous Indian dance form with the help of information below:

  1. The artistes of this dance form are called Bhagavatulus
  2. The Vijaynagara kings Patronised this dance form as did Golkonda rulers after them.
  3. Swapanasundari is a very famous dancer of this form.

Select the correct answer from options given below:

[A] Yakshagana
[B] Kuchipudi
[C] Dollu Kunitha
[D] Bharatnatyam
43. After the partition of India, the merger in India or Pakistan was done on the basis of “referendum” in case of __:

  1. Sindh and Baluchistan
  2. North West Frontier Province
  3. Sylhet Region of Assam
  4. Princely states of Junagarh

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 2, 3, & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
44. Which of the following is/are requisites for the States to get special category status?

  1. Hilly and difficult terrain
  2. Sizable share of tribal population
  3. Strategic location along borders with neighbouring countries
  4. Yearly fiscal deficit of more than 10 percent

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
45. Natural gas is often described as the cleanest fossil fuel. With this reference consider the following statements:

  1. Natural gas produces less carbon dioxide per joule delivered than either coal or oil
  2. Natural gas makes insignificant percentage of human carbon emissions
  3. Natural Gas is less potent green house gas in comparison to Carbon Dioxide

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C] Only 2 & 3 are correct
[D] 1, 2 & 3 are correct
46. Carbon monoxide poisoning is the most common type of fatal air poisoning in many parts of the world. What makes it such a fatal gas?
[A] CO dissolves in cytoplasm and functions as an inhibitor of the crucial enzymes for metabolism
[B] CO competes with Haemoglobin for Oxygen intake
[C] CO dissolves in blood Plasma and spreads toxicity
[D] CO converts into Carbon Dioxide in presence of water in Blood
47. Consider the following species of Apes:

  1. Orangutans
  2. Hoolock gibbons
  3. Bonobo
  4. Gorillas

Which of the above is/are found in India?

[A] 2 Only
[B] 2 and 4 Only
[C] 1, 3 and 4 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 and 4
48. Consider the following statements about Genetically Modified Crops:

  1. Bt cotton was the first GM crop plant developed in the world
  2. China was the first country to allow commercialization of transgenic plants
  3. In India, the first GM crop introduced is Bt cotton

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

  1. Ground level ozone
  2. Sulphur oxides
  3. Volatile organic compounds

Which of the above is/are primary pollutant(s)?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 & 3 Only
[C] 1 & 2 Only
[D] 2 Only
50. Some species of animals enters into the state of animal dormancy to avoid damage from adverse season. Which among the following are included in such animals?

  1. Polar Bear
  2. Tortoises
  3. Crocodiles
  4. Salamanders

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2, & 3
[C] Only 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
51. Which of the following is/are likely to be found in India throughout the year?

  1. White winged wood duck
  2. Pink-headed duck
  3. White-headed duck

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 1 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
52. Which of the following are persistent organic pollutants?

  1. DDT
  2. Aldrin
  3. Furans
  4. Hexachlorobenzene

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 1 & 4 Only
[B] 1, 3 & 4 Only
[C] 3 & 4 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
53.    Consider the following statements about Green bonds:

  1. Green bonds are fixed income instruments
  2. Green bonds are exempted from tax
  3. International Capital Market Association states the procedure for certifying a green bond

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
54.     Consider the following differences between a National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary:

  1. While in a Sanctuary certain rights can be allowed to people living inside, in a National Park no such rights are allowed
  2. While for any kind of exploitation activity in wildlife sanctuary it requires permission of State Board of Wildlife, for any kind of activity in National park it requires permission of the National Board for Wildlife

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
55. Why most of the aromatic hydrocarbons burn with a sooty flame?
[A] Because the carbon-hydrogen ratio in aromatic compounds is high
[B] Because of the presence of the strong carbon-carbon bonds
[C] Because, hydrocarbons are unsaturated
[D] Because the carbon-hydrogen ratio in aromatic compounds is low
56. Which among the following makes the peepal tree release oxygen all the time?
[A] C3 Photosynthesis
[B] C4 Photosynthesis
[C] Crassulacean Acid Metabolism
[D] Carbon cycle re-balancing
57. With reference to the functions of various hormones in human body, consider the following statements:

  1. Oxytocin induces labor and the production of milk by the mammary glands.
  2. The thyroid gland releases thyroxin, which controls the rate of metabolism.
  3. Glucagon is produced in the alpha cells of the pancreas and raises blood sugar by breaking down glycogen that is stored in the liver

Which among the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
58. In which of the following conditions, a Balloon filled with a gas such as Hydrogen will tend to rise up?
[A] If the buoyant force exerted by the air on a balloon is greater than the weight of the balloon
[B] If the buoyant force exerted by the air on a balloon is less than the weight of the balloon
[C] If the buoyant force exerted by the air on a balloon is equal to the weight of the balloon
[D] If the density of the air is greater than the density of the gas filled in balloon
59. India is supposed to have substantial reserves of shale gas, but still there has been no commercial production of shale gas in India. What may be the reason(s) for the same?

  1. India lacks technology necessary for shale gas extraction.
  2. Shale rocks in India are less permeable compared to shale rocks of other countries.

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
60. The ultrasound technique is used frequently in obstetrics instead of X-Rays based techniques. What is / are the principles behind this?

  1. Ultrasound is a non-ionizing imaging technique
  2. Ultrasound gives a clear picture of soft tissues, which do not show up in X-rays
  3. Ultrasound causes almost no health problems (for a mother or unborn foetus)

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] Only 1 & 3
61. On heating a pure silicon circular disc with a circular hole at the centre, the diameter of the hole:
[A] will expand
[B] will contract
[C] will remain constant
[D] may expand or contract
62. The speed of an artificial satellite depends upon:

  1. Mass of the satellite
  2. Radius of orbit for the satellite
  3. Mass of the central body about which the satellite orbits
  4. Gravitational constant

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] Only 2 & 3
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
63. With reference to the birth and death of stars, consider the following general observations:

  1. The fate of a star after its nuclear fuel burns out, depends on the mass it was born with
  2. When the star exhausts its nuclear fuel, gravity causes it to collapse & shrink
  3. White dwarfs are one of the densest forms of matter in the universe, next only to black holes

Which among the above observations is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] 1 & 2
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] 2 & 3
64. The pointer or arrow of the magnetized needle of a compass indicates which among the following?
[A] Geographic North Pole
[B] Magnetic North Pole
[C] Geo-magnetic North Pole
[D] Magnetic South Pole
65. The "black box" is vital equipment in understanding the causes of aviation accidents. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the "black box"?

  1. The "black box" is painted black so that it is easily recoverable after accident
  2. It functions both as voice recorder as well as flight data recorder

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
66. Snow looks white, but water looks generally colourless. What could be the possible explanation to this?
[A] Snow Crystal reflect the light
[B] Snow absorbs all colors except white
[C] Snow refracts the white wavelengths of light
[D] Snow changes the direction of light
67. The major difference between cartilage and bone is that:
[A] While Bone is a part of skeletal system, cartilage is a part of some other system
[B] While bone is made of collagen and calcium salts, cartilage is made of only collagen
[C] While bones have blood vessels, Cartilage have no blood vessels
[D] All of the above statements are correct
68. The roots of which of the following plants are home to a variety of Nitrogen fixation bacteria?

  1. Pea
  2. Sugarcane
  3. Sugarbeet

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
69. Enhancing the ‘Seed Replacement Rates’ of various crops helps in achieving optimal production. However, India’s seed replacement ratio is dismal in case of most crops. What is / are the reasons for the same?

  1. There is no National Seeds Policy in India
  2. Demand supply gap in case of low value, high volume crops
  3. Private companies are not allowed to sell seeds of crops related to food security

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
70. Which of the following denotes "Market Capitalization"?
[A] Current market value of its authorized capital of a company
[B] Current market value of its issued shares of a company
[C] Current market value of its paid-up capital of a company
[D] Current market value of shares outstanding of a company
71. Which of the following is / are correct observations about the Land Holdings in India?

  1. Most of the land holdings in India are medium holdings with size between 4 to 10 hectares
  2. Large holdings account for fewer than 1% of total land holdings in India

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
72. The total market value of which of the following is called the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of a country?

  1. Final Goods
  2. Intermediary Goods
  3. Value added goods
  4. Services

Select the correct option from the codes given below:  

[A] Only 1 & 4
[B] Only 1, 2 & 4
[C] Only 1, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
73. Which of the following was established through the Maastricht Treaty?
[A] European Union
[B] Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)
[C] International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
[D] Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
74. Consider the following statements about National Voters’ Day (NVD):

  1. It is observed on 25th January every year
  2. The day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  3. The theme for National Voters’ Day (NVD) 2019 is “No Voter to be Left Behind”

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 3 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
75. Which of the following bodies are refinancing institutions in India?

  1. NABARD
  2. SIDBI
  3. EXIM
  4. MUDRA

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 & 4 Only
[B] 1, 3 & 4 Only
[C] 2, 3 & 4 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
76. Identify the soil with the help of given information:

  1. It is mainly formed over basalt rocks and in the low rainfall areas
  2. The soil is rich in clay and due to this it has a high moisture retention capacity and is good for dry farming
  3. It contains high proportion of calcium and magnesium carbonates
  4. It is poor in organic matter, nitrogen and phosphorus

Select the correct answer from options given below:

[A] Alluvial Soil
[B] Black Soil
[C] Red Soil
[D] Laterite Soil
77.    Consider the following:

  1. Cartel
  2. Common market
  3. Free trade area
  4. Custom union

Which of the above are examples of Economic Integration?

[A] 1, 2 & 3 Only
[B] 2 & 3 Only
[C] 2, 3 & 4 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
78.   Consider the following statements about External Commercial Borrowing:

  1. It is governed under the Foreign Exchange Management Act
  2. It is a part of capital account

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
79. Some of the sections of Indian Penal Code were frequently making news in recent times. In this context, consider the following matches:

  1. Section 497- Defamation
  2. Section 306 – Rape
  3. Section 499 – Adultery

Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3
[D] None of them
80. Consider the following statements about the Biodynamic agriculture:

  1. It promotes use of genetic engineering techniques to increase production
  2. The principles and practices for this type of farming are based on the spirituality

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2 `
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
81. Consider the following statements about seismic zones in India:

  1. The Bureau of Indian Standards has classified regions in India into six seismic zones
  2. Zone VI has been rated as the most seismically active region in the country

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
82. Recently, the government announced for setting up Methanol Economy Fund (MEF) to promote methanol as an alternative fuel in the country. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Methanol is a colourless liquid that has no discernable odour
  2. It has low amount of formaldehyde emissions
  3. The proposed MEF will be used to set up coal based methanol producing plants

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 3 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] None
83. “Proton Beam Therapy”, which was frequently making news, is used for the treatment of which of the following diseases?
[A] Diabetes
[B] Cancer
[C] Leprosy
[D] Tuberculosis
84. Consider the following statements about the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC):

  1. It is a constitutional body
  2. The chairperson of the commission is appointed for the term of five years
  3. It is mandatory for the union and state governments to consult the commission on all matters related to scheduled caste

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 1 & 3 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] None
85. Which of the following statements is/are correct about the Bharat Ratna Award?

  1. The recommendations for the Bharat Ratna are made by the Sahitya Akademi to the President
  2. The award title cannot be used as prefix or suffix to the recipient’s name
  3. It can be awarded posthumously
  4. The maximum number of people who can be awarded Bharat Ratna in a year is three

Select the correct option from codes given below:

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

  1. SBIRI
  2. ASPIRE
  3. SFURTI

Which of the above encourage innovation in India?

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

  1. Stamp Duty
  2. Taxes on the consumption or sale of electricity
  3. Taxes on agricultural income

Which among the above is/are levied by state government in India?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 1 and 3 Only
[C] 1 and 2 Only
[D] 1, 2 and 3
88. Consider the following:

  1. National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID)
  2. Multi Agency Centre (MAC)
  3. National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO)

Which of the above is / are related to anti-terrorism preparedness in India?

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

  1. “Shangri-La Dialogue” is an annual conference of Buddhist countries.
  2. “Raisina Dialogue” aims at strategic issues and connectivity in Asia-Pacific region.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
90. Consider the following statements about MUDRA Bank Loans:

  1. There is no fix Interest rate in MUDRA loan.
  2. MUDRA Bank loan is refinanced only through SIDBI.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
91. Which among the following is/are included under the Priority sector?

  1. Agriculture Loans
  2. Education Loans
  3. Micro-credit via self help groups
  4. Small Housing Loans
  5. State sponsored organisations for SC/ST

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 ,4 & 5
92. Which of the following taxes come under the exclusive jurisdiction of states?

  1. Value Added Tax
  2. Land Revenue
  3. Entertainment Tax

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
93. Who among the following were contemporaries of Kanishka?

  1. Nagrujuna
  2. Asvagosha
  3. Vasumitra
  4. Kalidasa
  5. Banabhatta

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1, 2 & 3
[C] Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
94. Which of the following is / are correct statements about the Ajivika Sect?

  1. It was a breakaway branch of original Buddhism
  2. The rise of this sect happened in the times of Buddha
  3. The sect was established by Charvaka

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
95. Which of the following was / were the tenets of the Self Respect Movement launched in 1920s in India?

  1. Equal human rights for backward castes
  2. Marriage ceremonies without Brahmin priests
  3. Anti-Brahamanism

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
96. The Pavnar village in Maharashtra is known for which of the following events during freedom struggle of India?
[A] Establishment of Home Rule League
[B] Individual Satyagraha
[C] Salt Satyagraha
[D] Indigo Movement
97. To which of the following personalities, Mahatma Gandhi owed his inspiration for civil disobedience & non-payment of taxes?
[A] Leo Tolstoy
[B] Thoreu
[C] John Ruskin
[D] Gopal Krishna Gokhale
98. While discussing the pros and cons of the Foreign Direct Investments, a situation called ‘Expropriation’ is discussed. What is ‘Expropriation’?
[A] Expropriation is a situation where government can take control of a firm’s property and assets, if it feels
[B] Expropriation is one of the fundamental means by which one can invest in property
[C] Expropriation is one of the aspects of FDI planning closely related to potential profits and return on
[D] Expropriation is a ban by the Government on firm’s repatriation of profits to its home country
99. Which of the following is / are initiatives towards education sector?

  1. Disksha
  2. Gian
  3. TEQUIP

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
100. Which of the following is the correct order of the Chardham Yatra?
[A] Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath
[B] Kedarnath, Bandrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri
[C] Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath, Kedarnath
[D] Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath