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1. The ‘Red Data Book’ is the documentation of rare and endangered species belonging to which of the following?

  1. Animals
  2. Plants
  3. Fungi

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] 1 and 2
[C] 2 and 3
[D] 1, 2 and 3
2. Consider the following Articles of the Constitution of India:

  1. Article 72 – Pardoning power of the president
  2. Article 143 – Advisory Jurisdiction of Supreme Court
  3. Article 360 – Provisions relating to Financial Emergency
  4. Articles (148-151) – Powers and functions of the Attorney General of India

Which among the above Articles are paired correctly with their respective provisions?

[A] 1 and 3
[B] 1, 2 and 3
[C] 1, 2 and 4
[D] All of them
3. Consider the following Statements:

  1. The first muslim president of the Indian National Congress was Badruddin Tyabji.
  2. The first Indian woman to preside over the session of Indian National Congress was Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit.

Which among the Statement(s) given above is/are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 and 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
4. With reference to the Keshavananda Bharati Case, the Supreme Court of India mandated that __:

  1. Basic features of the constitution of India are not amendable at all
  2. Fundamental Rights are counted in the basic features

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
5. Which among the following functions of the Prime Minister of India have not been explicitly mentioned in the constitution but carried out in reality?

  1. Prime Minister sets the agenda of the Lok Sabha along with the Speaker
  2. Prime Minister advises the President as regard to the summoning and proroguing of the Parliament
  3. Prime Minister is answerable to the Parliament for all policy decisions of his Government and his Ministers
  4. Prime Minister can recommend the President to dissolve the Lok Sabha if he feels so

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] 1, 2 & 3
[C] 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
6. Which of the following is the primary objective to bring a Privilege Motion in Indian Parliament?
[A] To raise a matter of urgent public importance
[B] To raise a demand for privilege of the ministers
[C] To raise a matter related to breach of parliamentary privileges
[D] To raise a matter such as impeachment of the President
7. Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha have to vacate their offices in which among the following conditions:

  1. The President is of the belief that the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha must vacate their offices.
  2. The Ruling party has lost the confidence in the House and now a new party has claimed to form Government in centre.
  3. Immediately after the Lok Sabha is dissolved.

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] 1 & 2
[C] Only 2
[D] None of them
8. It has been seen that states approach to the Supreme Court in the matters of inter-state river disputes despite that there is a clear and explicit bar on the jurisdiction of the courts in the case of a river-water dispute. Which among the following articles of the constitution enables them to do so?
[A] Article 262
[B] Article 136
[C] Article 147
[D] Article 252
9. Which among the following is / are common features of Municipal Corporations in India?

  1. Separation of deliberative and executive wings
  2. Mayor as a nominal head
  3. Elected as well as nominated councillors

Select the correct statements from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
10. Which among the following fundamental rights automatically get suspended on proclamation of National Emergency?

  1. Right to freedom of speech and expression
  2. Right to assemble peaceably and without arms
  3. Protection in respect of conviction for offences
  4. Protection of life and personal liberty

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1, 2 & 3
[C] Only 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4