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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
11. The power to issue writs in the nature of habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition, quo warranto and certiorari rests with which of the following?

  1. Supreme Court
  2. High Courts
  3. Any other court as defined by Parliament by law

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] Only 1 & 3
12. Under Article 361 of the Constitution of India, immunity from criminal proceedings is available during the term of his or her office to ?

  1. President
  2. Governor
  3. Prime Minister
  4. Chief Minister

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1, 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
13. If an ordinary bill, originated and passed in the state legislative council of a bicameral states in India and state legislative assembly rejects the bill, then which among the following would follow?
[A] The bill will be sent back to state legislative council
[B] The bill will be sent to a joint committee of assembly members and council members
[C] The bill will be deemed deemed passed
[D] The bill will get lapsed
14. Which of the following statements conform to the provisions of Indian Constitution?

  1. The Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha is elected from amongst the its members
  2. Nominated members of Rajya Sabha are entitled to vote in the election of the Vice-President of India 
  3. The Prime Minister nominates a minister who is member of Rajya Sabha as Leader of the House for Rajya Sabha

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 1 Only
[B] 1 & 2 Only
[C] 2 and 3 Only
[D] 1,2 and 3
15. If the President issues Proclamation of emergency at a time when Lok Sabha has been dissolved, what happens to such proclamation?
[A] It cannot be effected till Lok Sabha is constituted again
[B] It can be effected with approval from Rajya Sabha
[C] It can be effected with approval of Vice President
[D] President cannot issue proclamation of emergency when Lok Sabha is dissolved
16. Consider the following Directive Principles:

  1. To minimise income inequalities
  2. To facilitate equal pay for equal work for men and women
  3. To provide free legal aid to the poor
  4. To prohibit the consumption of intoxicating drinks and drugs

Which of the above is/are based on Gandhian ideology?

[A] 1, 2 & 3 Only
[B] 4 Only
[C] 2, 3 & 4 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
17. The Governor of a State has constitutional discretion in which of the following cases?

  1. To issue an ordinance
  2. Reserve a bill for consideration of the President
  3. Recommendation to impose President’s rule in state

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 & 3 Only
[C] 2 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
18. Which of the following is / are correct features of the monsoon climate?

  1. seasonal change between wet tropical air masses and dry tropical air masses
  2. very wet season and a very dry season
  3. domination of trade winds during wet season

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
19. Which of the following is / are correct features of the Equinox?

  1. It occurs when centre of Sun and Earth’s equator are in perpendicular position
  2. It occurs twice a year
  3. It is marked by equal length of day and night

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
20. An increased silica content in the magma tends to __:

  1. Make it more felsic
  2. Increase its temperature
  3. Make it more explosive
  4. Make it more viscous

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1, 2 & 3
[C] Only 1, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
21. Which of the following is / are erupted by a Cryovolcano?

  1. Water
  2. Methane
  3. Lava
  4. Ammonia

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
22. Which among the following is / are common features of the drainage pattern of Ganges river system?

  1. Parallel Courses of rivers
  2. Tributaries meeting their master streams at acute angles
  3. Most rivers are of perennial nature
  4. Lower reaches of rivers with steep gradient suitable for hydropower generation

Choose 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
23. With reference to the Kuiper Belt, consider the following statements:

  1. No planet of solar system is located in Kuiper Belt
  2. In comparison to asteroid belt, the bodies found in Kuiper Belt are generally large
  3. Haumea and Makemake are dwarf planets located in Kuiper Belt

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
24. Which of the following is / are correct observations regarding the Jet streams?

  1. Jet streams are fast moving moisture laden winds blowing only in the stratosphere
  2. They help to bring the Western Disturbances Into India In winter
  3. They generally blow from West to East
  4. They generally blow in a wavy pattern

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
25. The population pyramids can be helpful to determine which of the following?

  1. population growth rates.
  2. age-sex distribution of a population
  3. birth rates and death rates

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
26.  Consider the following differences between Shield Volcanoes and Composite Volcanoes:

  1. Composite volcanoes have steeper slopes than shield volcanoes
  2. Composite volcanoes are usually more explosive than shield volcanoes

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
27. Which of the following is / are correct observations about the Anticyclones? 

  1. Anticyclones are more common in equatorial areas than in temperate areas
  2. Anticyclones are formed only over water and not over lands

 Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
28. Which of the following is / are correct pairs of dams with their respective rivers? 

  1. Alamatti Dam: Kaveri River
  2. Nathpa Jhakri Dam: Sutlej River
  3. Tehri Dam: Yamuna

  Which of the above is/are correct?

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

  1. Damodar
  2. Subarnarekha
  3. Chambal
  4. Banas

Which of the above have superimposed drainage?

[A] 1, 2 & 3 Only
[B] 2, 3 & 4 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 4 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
30.   Consider the following statements about the Madden Julian Oscillation:

  1. Its effect is witnessed mainly in the tropical region in between 30 degrees North and 30 degrees south of the equator
  2. Whenever this phenomenon occurs, it causes dry seasons in India

 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
31. Which of the following is / are correct statements regarding the “Protected Forests” in India?

  1. No public entry is allowed for collection of timber or grazing of cattle in protected forests
  2. Protected forests are under full control of the government

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
32. What is a community in terms of ecology?
[A] population of two or more different species
[B] association between a species and a group of sites
[C] smallest ecological unit
[D] group of organisms of a single species
33.     Identify the national park with the help of given information:

  1. It is often referred to as the "abode of perpetual winds" as well as the "land of spirits
  2. The park is famous for the barking deer and the golden cat
  3. A variety of very rare medicinal herbs locally called "dikges" grow abundantly in this park

   Select the correct answer from options given below:

[A] Hemis National Park
[B] Bannerghatta National Park
[C] Balpakram National Park
[D] Gugamal National Park
34. Consider the following fauna:

  1. Jerdon's courser
  2. Grey slender loris 
  3. Argali sheep 

Which of the above is/are most commonly found in Eastern Ghats?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
35. Which of the following aquatic fauna is/ are mammals?

  1. Sea Urchins
  2. Elephant seal
  3. Sea lions

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
36.   If you travel through the Himalayas, you are Likely to see which of the following animals?

  1. Pink-headed duck 
  2. Forest Owlet
  3. Jerdon’s Courser

  Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 1, 2 & 3
[D] None
37. Which among the following can produce virtual image?

  1. Converging lens
  2. Concave Mirror
  3. Flat Mirror

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
38. Memory loss would most likely be due to a malfunction of which part of the brain?
[A] Medulla
[B] Cerebellum
[C] Cerebrum
[D] Pons
39. Which one of the following is responsible for maintenance of osmotic pressure in blood?
[A] Fibrinogen
[B] Red Blood Cells
[C] Albumin
[D] Platelets
40. Two pieces of ice at 0°C would freeze together if pressed against each other and then released. In this context, which among the following is the correct principle in action in this?
[A] The melting point of pure ice decreases with pressure.
[B] The melting point of pure ice increases with Pressure
[C] The melting point of pure ice first increases, then decreases with pressure
[D] The melting point of pure ice first decreases then increases with pressure
41. Which of the following is / are Mars Exploration Rovers?

  1. Spirit
  2. Opportunity
  3. Curiosity
  4. Mangalyaan

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
42. Which of the following is / are correct statements with respect to the so called “pink noise”?

  1. It is a sound that has equal energy for each frequency.
  2. It is primarily consisted of low frequency sounds.
  3. Heartbeat produces pink noise.

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
43. Trans Fatty Acids (TFAs) are used in food items because__:

  1. They increase the shelf life of products
  2. They stabilize the flavour and texture of food
  3. They raise the HDL and lower the LDL

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
44. Use of magnetic water has been found more beneficial in agricultural applications like growth of legumes, chick peas and black eyed beans etc. With this reference, consider the following statements:

  1. Plants treated with magnetic water have more water holding capacity than those treated with normal water
  2. Magnetic water increases the surface tension of water which facilitates faster movement of nutrients and water within soil
  3. Plants treated with magnetic water have more height than those treated with normal water

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
45. The Trans Fats are considered risky for human health because they increases the risk of coronary heart disease by:
[A] Raising LDL cholesterol and decreasing HDL cholesterol
[B] Raising HDL cholesterol and decreasing LDL cholesterol
[C] Raising LDL as well as HDL Cholesterol
[D] Decreasing LDL as well as HDL Cholesterol
46. How the Aplastic Anemia is different from Sickle Cell Anaemia?

  1. While Aplastic anaemia is non-genetic, Sickle Cell Anaemia is a genetic disease
  2. While Aplastic anaemia is caused due to mutation of a protein, Sickle Cell Anaemia is caused due to changes in Bone Marrow

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

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

  1. The carbon content in Cast iron is less than that in Pig Iron
  2. Wrought iron has lower carbon content than both the Cast Iron and Pig Iron

Select 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
48. Consider the following pairs:
Diseases : Affected body parts

  1. Meningitis : Intestines
  2. Typhoid : Lungs
  3. Hepatitis B : Liver

Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

[A] 3 Only
[B] 1 and 3 Only
[C] 1 and 2 Only
[D] None
49.   Consider the following differences between Cis fats and Trans fats:

  1. While cis fats are considered good for the body, trans fats are harmful for the body
  2. Melting point for trans fats is higher than that for cis fats

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

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

  1. Water has high specific heat capacity of than ice
  2. Heat capacity of cooking oil is lower than the heat capacity of water

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
51.  Consider the following statements about Gas Hydrates:

  1. Gas hydrates are crystalline form of methane and water
  2. They are mainly found in marine sediments on continental shelf margins

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
52. Consider the following Rainbow codes of biotechnology with what they denote:

  1. Yellow→ Nutritional biotechnology
  2. Red→ Medicine and Human health
  3. White→ Industrial biotechnology

  Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
53. How is the OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) different from IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine) being used for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative?

  1. While OPV is delivered orally, IPV is given by intramuscular injection
  2. While OPV has a secondary immunization effect, IPV does not has the same
  3. IPV does not provide local gut immunity as OPV

 Select the correct code from options given below:

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 2 & 3 Only
[C] 1 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
54. Persons engaged in which among the following types of works would be called “Pink Collar” workers?
[A] Information Processing
[B] Teaching
[C] Barbers
[D] Commercial farming
55. The IMF quota system was created to raise funds for loans by its member states. Which among the following decide the quota for a member?

  1. GDP
  2. Openness of the Economy
  3. International reserves
  4. Human Development Index

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
56. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to deposits made in banks?

  1. ‘Time Deposits’ with banks, return higher rate of Interest when compared to ‘Demand deposits’
  2. Increase in ‘Time Deposits’ with banks tends to decrease liquidity in the market.

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
57. Which among the following indicate that a particular country is undergoing “Economic Development”?

  1. Changing structure of GDP in favour of industry
  2. Institutional changes in an economy
  3. Larger Capital Inflows
  4. Larger share of service industry in GDP

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 4
[B] Only 1, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1,2, 3 & 4
58. Which of the following help to control Soil Erosion?

  1. Mulching
  2. Vegetated waterways
  3. Contouring
  4. Strip cropping

Select the correct option from codes given below:

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

  1. Pomology→ Cultivation of fruits
  2. Olericulture→ Cultivation of vegetables
  3. Floriculture→ Cultivation of ornamental crops

Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
60. Which of the following stretches have been declared as National Waterways in India?

  1. Allahabad-Haldia
  2. Dhubri-Sadiya
  3. Kottapuram-Kollam canal
  4. Kakinada-Puducherry canal

Select the correct option from codes given below:

[A] 1, 2 & 3 Only
[B] 1, 3 & 4 Only
[C] 2, 3 & 4 Only
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
61. In context with the Equity Shares, consider the following:

  1. They are instruments of ownership not debt
  2. They comprise entrepreneurial risk
  3. They are secured generally by companies assets

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 1, 2 & 3 are correct
[D] Only 1 & 3 are correct
62. National Investment and Infrastructure Fund:

  1. is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)
  2. can be used to finance both Greenfield as well as Brownfield projects
  3. has the Government’s ownership of 51% in the fund

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
63. Consider the following statements about the Ways and Means Advances (WMA):

  1. The WMA scheme helps to meet temporary mismatches in the receipts and payments of the government
  2. Both State Governments and Central Government is eligible for WMA
  3. The limits for WMA are mutually decided by the RBI and the Government of India

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 2 Only
[B] 3 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
64. How the Constitution of India has enabled the independent and unbiased nature of audit by the CAG?

  1. Appointment of CAG is done by President while taking views of not only prime minister but also Leader of opposition
  2. Removal of CAG is very difficult and needs concurrence of President, Chief Justice of Supreme Court as well as Prime Minister
  3. Salary and expenses of CAG are charged expenditures

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1 & 3
[B] Only 3
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
65. In many of its satellite launches, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) sends “sounding rockets” to space due to some of their inherent advantages. Consider the following statements with this reference:

  1. Sounding rockets are relatively cheap and fast way of research in upper atmospheric region
  2. They can be used to test or prove prototypes of new components or subsystems intended for use in launch vehicles and satellites.
  3. Rohini is a series of sounding rockets developed by ISRO

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2 & 3
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
66. The Comptroller & Auditor General (CA&G) of India audits the receipts and expenditure of:

  1. Municipal institutions
  2. State Governments
  3. Government Companies
  4. Central Government

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 2 & 4
[B] Only 4
[C] Only 2, 3 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
67. Attorney General as the Principal Law Officer of the Government of India:

  1. tenders advice to the President of India on all important legal matters.
  2. attends meetings of the Parliament on important issues.
  3. votes in the Lok Sabha on important legal matters.
  4. represents the government in the courts on very important legal matters

Which of the above is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 1, 2 & 3
[C] Only 2, 3, 4
[D] Only 1, 2 & 4
68. Which of the following best defines the term “Dutch sandwich” in economics?
[A] It refers to a form of tax avoidance used by companies that have their operations across the world
[B] It is the observation that the rate of interest and the general level of prices are positively correlated
[C] It means promoting inclusive employment intensive industry and building resilient infrastructure for economic development
[D] It refers to the practice of buying an ongoing business with the aim of selling off its individual assets to buyers in the open market
69. Many parts of India are experiencing a rapid epidemiological transition. The current phase of India’s epidemiological transition is characterized by:
[A] low mortality, high morbidity, and double burden of communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
[B] low mortality, low morbidity and burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
[C] high mortality, low morbidity and double burden of communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
[D] high mortality, high morbidity and burden of communicable diseases
70. Consider the following statements about the Padma Awards Committee:

  1. The committee is constituted every five years by the Parliament
  2. Prime Minister is the chairperson of the committee

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
71. What could be the geological reason(s) that India has a very high frequency of great earthquakes?

  1. India is currently penetrating in Asia
  2. India is rotating clockwise
  3. The molten magma under the earth’s crust beneath India is under enormous pressure

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1
[B] Only 1 & 2
[C] Only 1 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
72.
Who among the following is a Benamidar of a property as per the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 2016?
[A]
The person who has property title registered in his name but is not its actual owner

[B]
The person who is actual owner of the property but does not have its title in his name

[C]
Any of the above is a benamidar

[D]
None of the above is a benamidar

73.
Which of the following activities is / are carried out by the Common Services Centres (CSCs) under Digital India mission?

  1. Providing quality education / skill upgradation in rural areas
  2. Providing Government services in rural areas
  3. Selling Fertilizers, seeds as well as some private brand products in rural areas

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

74.
Which of the following is / are correct statements about the Table of Precedence published by the Ministry of Home Affairs?

  1. The top three places in the Table of Precedence belong to President, Vice-President and Prime Minister respectively
  2. The Chief justice of India shared the same slot enjoyed by Lok Sabha speaker
  3. The Bharat Ratna Awardees have a precedence over Judges of the Supreme Court

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[A]
Only 1 & 2

[B]
Only 2 & 3

[C]
Only 1 & 3

[D]
1, 2 & 3

75.
Which of the following is / are correct observations about the LIN (Labour Identification Number) that was making news recently?

  1. Any individual can get his / her Labour Identification Number from the Shram Suvidha Portal
  2. Labour Identification Number will gradually replace ESIC registration Number, EPFO number etc.

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[A]
Only 1

[B]
Only 2

[C]
Both 1 & 2

[D]
Neither 1 nor 2

76.
Which of the following parliamentary committees exist only in Lok Sabha?

  1. Committee on Petitions
  2. Committee on Government Assurances
  3. Committee on Absence of Members

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[A]
Only 1 & 2

[B]
Only 2 & 3

[C]
Only 3

[D]
Only 1 & 3

77.
Which of the following is / are correct pairs of the rivers on which proposed National Waterways as per National Waterways Act, 2016 to be developed and their respective states?

  1. Kherkai and Subarnarekha – Jharkhand
  2. Tizu – Zungki – Meghalaya
  3. Simsang and Umngot – Mizoram

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A]
Only 1

[B]
Only 1 & 2

[C]
Only 1 & 3

[D]
Only 2 & 3

78.
Which of the following is / are correct statements?

  1. Vaccines provide us passive immunity
  2. Passive immunity can be acquired only artificially

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A]
Only 1

[B]
Only 2

[C]
Both 1 & 2

[D]
Neither 1 nor 2

79.
Which of the following is / are features of the Doldrums?

  1. Weak horizontal movement of air
  2. Low Pressure on ground
  3. Presence around equator

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

80.
Bio-amplification of a pesticide would occur, if this pesticide fulfils the following condition / conditions:

  1. It is soluble in water
  2. It is lipophilic
  3. It does not easily degraded

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[A]
Only 1 & 2

[B]
Only 2 & 3

[C]
Only 1 & 3

[D]
1, 2 & 3

81.
Why the Southeast Asia region is considered the most important energy source region in the entire global circulation system affecting largely the numerous whether phenomena?

  1. Land masses and bodies of water are generally evenly distributed
  2. Its specific position contributes in the development of warmest large area of ocean on earth

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[A]
Only 1

[B]
Only 2

[C]
Both 1 & 2

[D]
Neither 1 nor 2

82.
Which of the following rivers, there exist India’s agreement(s) with Nepal?

  1. Mahakali
  2. Kosi
  3. Gandak

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[A]
Only 1 & 2

[B]
Only 2 & 3

[C]
Only 1 & 3

[D]
1, 2 & 3

83.
In which of the following circumstances, a Government would be said to be in debt?

  1. Its Primary Deficit is more than the Fiscal Deficit
  2. It spends more on revenue expenditure in comparison to revenue receipts
  3. It spends less in capital expenditure in comparison to capital receipts

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[A]
Only 1 & 2

[B]

[C]
Only 1 & 3

[D]
Only 2 & 3

84.
Which among the following acids is generally used as a first hand test to judge whether a metal is Gold or not ?
[A]
Sulfuric Acid

[B]
Nitric Acid

[C]
Hydrochloric Acid

[D]
Sulfurous Acid

85.
Which among the following ancient Indian scriptures are characterized by five characteristics or Pancha-Lakshana viz., history, cosmology (with various symbolical illustrations of philosophical principles), secondary creation, genealogy of kings and of Manvantaras?
[A]
Itihasas

[B]
Agamas

[C]
Puranas

[D]
Subhasitas

86.
Due to which of the following phenomena, we see the rainbow colors in a compact disc (CD) while holding it in Sun Light?

  1. Reflection
  2. Interference
  3. Diffraction

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[A]
Only 1 & 2

[B]
Only 2 & 3

[C]
Only 1 & 3

[D]
1, 2 & 3

87.
Which of the following is / are correct statements about the Smritis in context with ancient Indian literature?

  1. The Smriti stands next in authority to the Sruti.
  2. Smriti explains and develops Dharma and lays down laws which regulate Hindu national, social, family and individual obligations.
  3. Smritis explain the ritualistic injunctions called Vidhis in the Vedas

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[A]
Only 1 & 2

[B]
Only 1 & 3

[C]
Only 2 & 3

[D]
1, 2 & 3

88.
The Srauta Sutra, Grihya Sutra, Dharma Sutra and Sulba Sutra are the parts of which among the following Vedangas?
[A]
Vyakarana

[B]
Kalpa

[C]
Nirkuta

[D]
Shiksha

89.
Which of the following matches of the Vedas and their priests is / are correct?

  1. Rig Veda ↔Hotri
  2. Yajurveda ↔ Adhvaryu
  3. Samaveda ↔ Udgatri
  4. Atharvaveda ↔ Brahma

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[A]
Only 1

[B]
Only 1 & 2

[C]
Only 1, 2 & 3

[D]
1, 2, 3 & 4

90.
Which among the following statement in context with the Indirect Taxes is correct?
[A]
They decrease as the value of the manufactured goods go up

[B]
They don’t become part of Consolidated Fund of India

[C]
They don’t differentiate between rich and poor

[D]
Most governments prefer to raise their revenues through indirect taxes

91.
If a company declares a 100% dividend, the shareholder will get an amount equal to the ___
[A]
Face Value of the Share

[B]
Market Value of the Share

[C]
Previous dividend announced

[D]
Face Value or Market Value, whichever is higher

92.
The Yama and Niyama are considered to be the central piece of the Asthanga yoga path of Patanjali. In this context, consider the following:

  1. While Yama is disengagement, Niyama is non-attachment
  2. Yama prepares the body for meditation, Niyama prepares the mind for meditation

Which among the above statements is/ are correct?

[A]
Only 1

[B]
Only 2

[C]
Both 1 & 2

[D]
Neither 1 nor 2

93.
Which of the following statements in context with Sir William Jones is / are correct?

  1. He was the first person to launch oriental studies and researches in India
  2. He was elected patron of the AsiatiK society in its first meeting on 15 January 1784
  3. As per him, Sanskrit language is more perfect than the Greek, more copious than the Latin and more exquisitely refined than either

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[A]
Only 1 & 2

[B]
Only 2 & 3

[C]
Only 3

[D]
Only 1 & 3

94.
Which of the following statements about the Ashtapradhan of Marathas is / are correct?

  1. All the eight ministers held military commands
  2. It was a kind of responsible cabinet
  3. The finance department was under the Amatya

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[A]
Only 1 & 2

[B]
Only 2 & 3

[C]
Only 3

[D]
1, 2 & 3

95.
Which among the following method can be used by the Central Banks to directly pump-in money in economy specially in a case when interest rates are low?
[A]
Open Market Operation

[B]
Reverse Repo

[C]
Qunatitative Easing

[D]
Repo

96.
The famous Trimurty Sadasiva is the part of which among the following caves in India?
[A]
Ajanta

[B]
Ellora

[C]
Elephanta

[D]
Bagh

97.
Keeping a fixed incident ray of light, if a plane mirror is rotated with an angle of 20°, the reflected ray will turn by which among the following values?
[A]
10°

[B]
20°

[C]
30°

[D]
40°

98.
What happens when leaves of touch-me-not plant are touched?

  1. Leaf cells lose sodium ions
  2. Water leaves the cells via reverse osmosis

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[A]
Only 1

[B]
Only 2

[C]
Both 1 & 2

[D]
Neither 1 nor 2

99.
Peculiar structure and composition of bones of birds makes them fly easily. Which among the following comparisons of a Bird’s bone and a Mammalian Bone is / are correct?

  1. The bones of adult birds are generally hollow, the bones of mammalians are generally filled with bone marrow
  2. The bones of birds contain more carbonate, the bones of mammalians contain more calcium

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[A]
Only 1

[B]
Only 2

[C]
Both 1 & 2

[D]
Neither 1 nor 2

100.
Which of the following is / are correct statements with respect to the term Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, that was making news recently?

  1. A P2P lending platform is a virtual marketplace where actual lenders meet actual buyers
  2. P2P lending platforms in India come under the purview of RBI regulations
  3. Only scheduled commercial banks in India are allowed to engage in P2P lending

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