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1. The purpose of the inclusion of Fundamental (d) Black money and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015
Rights in the Indian Constitution is to establish:

(a) Marxian socialism 5. The compounds titanium carbide and hafnium


carbide, recently seen in news, are:
(b) Socio-economic democracy
(a) compounds released from incomplete
(c) Gandhian democracy combustion of coal in thermal power plants.

(d) Political democracy (b) compounds which are extremely resistant to high
temperatures.

2. Which of the following was/were the outcome of (c) compounds that can conduct electricity with no
UNCED Earth summit 1992? resistance.

1. Convention on Biological Diversity (d) compounds which will improve the efficiency of
2. Unites Nations Framework Convention on shale gas extraction.
Climate Change (UNFCCC)
3. Agenda 21
6. Which of the following is not correct about
Select the correct answer using the code given National Solar Mission?
below.
(a) The Mission has the target of achieving 1,00,000
(a) 2 only MW solar power by 2022.

(b) 1 and 2 only (b) WTO has allowed India to mandate Domestic
Content Requirement in achieving the target under
(c) 1 and 3 only the mission.

(d) 1, 2 and 3 (c) It is one of the eight missions of National Action


Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

3. Which of the following indicators measure change (d) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is the
of prices in an economy? implementing agency for the National Solar Mission.

1. CPI
2. GNP 7. The recently launched Pradhan Mantri Garib
3. GDP deflator Kalyan Yojana is:

Select the correct answer using the code given (a) a life insurance scheme for citizens below
below. poverty line.

(a) 1 only (b) a scheme to provide skill development training to


rural youth.
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) a scheme to declare undisclosed income.
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) a scheme that provides financial assistance to
(d) 1, 2 and 3 the elderly in the form of pensions.

4. Which of the following acts authorizes the central 8. Consider the following pairs:
government to initiate the recent Demonetisation
drive? Canal Feeding River
1. Indira Gandhi : Sutlej
(a) High Denomination Bank Notes Act Canal
(Demonetisation), 1978 2. Sutlej Yamuna : Beas
Link Canal
(b) RBI Act of 1934 3. Buckingham : Adyar
Canal
(c) Constitutional 100th amendment Act, 2015 Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly

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matched? (b) 2 and 3 only

(a) 1 and 2 only (c) 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 3 only
12. With reference to the Index of Industrial
(d) 1, 2 and 3 Production (IIP), consider the following statements.

1. It is compiled and published every month by


9. The 'amara-nayaka' system was a major political Central Statistics Office (CSO).
innovation of the Vijayanagara Empire. In the 2. The IIP index comprises three groups of
context of this consider the following statements industry i.e. Manufacturing, Mining and
about 'amara-nayakas': Electricity.

1. They were military commanders who were Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
given territories to govern.
2. They had to maintain an army for the king. (a) 1 only
3. They had powers to collect taxes.
(b) 2 only
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(c) Both 1 and 2
(a) 1 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only 13. Which of the following are the characteristics of
'Furious Fifties'?
(d) 1, 2 and 3
1. They blow uninterrupted in both Northern
and Southern hemispheres with great
10. What is common among Yoga, tradition of Vedic strength and consistency.
Chanting, Buddhist chanting of Ladakh and Ramlila? 2. Their direction is generally from North-West
to South-East in the Southern hemisphere.
(a) They all represent the worship of Lord Vishnu in 3. Overcast skies and rain weather are
different forms. generally associated with these.

(b) They are part of UNESCOs representative list of Select the correct answer using the code given
Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. below.

(c) They are part of Governments initiative to (a) 1 and 2 only


develop dedicated religious tourist circuits.
(b) 2 and 3 only
(d) They all have been inspired from the Samkhya,
the oldest Hindu philosophy. (c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3
11. With reference to Prime Minister's Office (PMO),
consider the following statements:
14. International Labour Organization often seen in
1. It is a non-constitutional and non-statutory news is
body.
2. It is headed by Principal Secretary to Prime (a) a division of the World Bank
Minister.
3. It operates the Prime Minister's National (b) a specialized agency of the United Nations
Relief Fund.
(c) an international non-governmental organization
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(d) a think tank sponsored by Department of
(a) 1 and 2 only Commerce, USA

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15. Consider the following statements with regard to 18. Consider the following pairs:
Biodiversity hotspots:
Region often in Country
1. Biodiversity hotspots are declared by The news
Conservation International. 1. Aleppo : Turkey
2. All the biodiversity hotspots are located 2. Mukalla : Yemen
within the tropics. 3. Rakhine : Myanmar
3. India has two biodiversity hotspots located in Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly
Western Ghats and Eastern Himalayas. matched?

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (a) 1 only

(a) 1 only (b) 2 and 3 only

(b) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3

(d) 1, 2 and 3
19. The maximum amount of goods and services
available within a domestic economy for purpose of
16. It was one of the greatest peasant agitation in saving and investment is termed as:
the north and north eastern district of Bengal
province of British India. The uprising originated due (a) Gross Domestic Product
to the share cropping system that prevailed in
Bengal. The central slogan of this movement was 'nij (b) Gross National Product
khamare dhan tolo'.
(c) National Disposable Income
Which among the following peasant movements is
best described by the above passage? (d) Gross Value Added

(a) Tebhaga movement


20. With reference to the National Trust consider the
(b) Indigo revolt following statements:

(c) Pabna peasant movement 1. It is a statutory body of the Ministry of Social


Justice and Empowerment.
(d) Moplah rebellion 2. It works towards providing opportunities for
capacity development of Persons with
Disability.
17. With reference to the provisions related to 3. Its vision is based on UN Convention on the
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, consider the following Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
statements:
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1. He submits resignation to the Ministry of
Home Affairs and President of India. (a) 1 only
2. He does not require prior permission of the
President to promulgate an ordinance. (b) 2 and 3 only
3. He is administered oath by Chief Justice of
India. (c) 1 and 3 only

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (d) 1, 2 and 3

(a) 1, 2 and 3
21. 'Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan' (VISAKA) is
(b) 2 and 3 only launched recently with a primary objective to:

(c) 1 only (a) create awareness among citizens to pay tax


regularly
(d) 3 only

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(b) create awareness among people about digital 3. Presence of less soil cover
economy and cashless modes of transactions
Select the correct answer using the code given
(c) create awareness among people to encourage below.
women to be economically empowered
(a) 2 only
(d) create awareness among people to save money
by investing in government bonds (b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 1 and 3 only


22. The National park is a part of the worlds 38
hottest hotspots of biological diversity, a UNESCO (d) 1, 2 and 3
world heritage site. It has more than 630 sq km area
of montane grasslands and tropical rainforests form
the largest protected block within the Western 25. With reference to the economic history of
Ghats. The park is home to unique, threatened and Medieval India, the terms 'Uluq' and 'Dawa', refer to:
endangered biodiversity including lion-tailed
macaques, tigers, Malabar civets and great pied (a) a bonded labour system
hornbills. The rivers Tunga, Bhadra and Netravati,
which originate from the heart of the park, sustain (b) a postal system
millions of rural people in south India. Identify the
National park described in the above paragraph. (c) a land grant system

(a) Nagarhole national park (d) a traditional system of medicine

(b) Periyar national park


26. Which of the following statements about Nuclear
(c) Tadoba national park Supplier Group (NSG) is not correct?

(d) Kudremukh national park (a) It is a group of nuclear supplier countries that
works under the United Nations to prevent nuclear
proliferation.
23. With reference to urban local bodies, consider
the following statements: (b) It was founded in response to the Indian Nuclear
test in 1974.
1. Part IX under the Indian Constitution provides
for nagar panchayat, municipal council and (c) NSG Guidelines are implemented by each
municipal corporation in every state. Participating Government (PG) in accordance with its
2. A notified area committee is created for the national laws and practices.
administration of a fast developing town due
to industrialisation. (d) The group works on a basis of consensus
3. A town area committee is established by the regarding inclusion of new member, thus all member
large public enterprises to provide civic countries have veto power in this matter.
amenities to its staff and workers.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 27. 'It is bounded on the north, west, south and
south-east by Bangladesh and borders only two
(a) 1, 2 and 3 other states in India. It is inhabited by Mizo (Lushai
tribes) and also by Reang tribes in the Jampui Hills
(b) 2 and 3 only region.'

(c) 2 only Which of the following states is best identified by the


above passage?
(d) None
(a) Manipur

24. Which of the following is/ are the reasons behind (b) Mizoram
increasing floods in urban areas in India?
(c) Tripura
1. Reduced number of lakes
2. Deforestation (d) Meghalaya

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(a) Muslim league


28. After the introduction of the land settlement
system of lord Cornwallis in 1793, increased cases of (b) Swaraj Party
litigation were witnessed because
(c) Big businessmen of Bombay
(a) the judicial system was efficient.
(d) Hindu Mahasabha
(b) zamindars position got stronger vis--vis the
ryot.
32. Which among the following criteria is/are
(c) zamindari system became hereditary. considered for granting Special Category status to a
state?
(d) the zamindars were not given powers to sell the
land in case of defaulted payments from the ryots 1. hilly and difficult terrain
unlike the Company. 2. low population density
3. infrastructural backwardness
4. forest cover
29. Which of the following is/are observed during
'liquidity trap'? Select the correct answer using the code given
below.
1. Increase in demand of Bonds
2. Increase in yield of Bonds (a) 1, 2 and 3 only
3. Expansionary policy becomes ineffective
(b) 1 and 3 only
Select the correct answer using the code given
below. (c) 2 and 4 only

(a) 1 only (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

(b) 1 and 2 only


33. Which of the following crimes can be
(c) 3 only investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation
(CBI)?
(d) 1, 2 and 3
1. Corruption cases
2. Fake currency scams
30. With reference to Kigali Amendment to the 3. Cyber-crimes
Montreal Protocol, consider the following
statements: Select the correct answer using the code given
below.
1. It aims to reduce global warming by phasing
out use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). (a) 1 only
2. It violates the principle of common but
differentiated responsibilities. (b) 1 and 2 only
3. The amendment is legally-binding, with
mandatory targets for countries. (c) 2 and 3 only

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (d) 1, 2 and 3

(a) 1 and 2 only


34. Recently, Indias first Genetic Garden of
(b) 1 and 3 only Halophytes (naturally occurring salt-tolerant plants),
was setup in?
(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3 (a) Gujarat

(b) West Bengal


31. In the opposition to Non-cooperation movement,
Anti-Non Co-operation association was started by: (c) Tamil Nadu

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(d) Kerala (a) 1, 2 and 3

(b) 1 and 2 only


35. With reference to Ebola virus disease (EVD),
consider the following statements: (c) 2 only

1. The ebola virus can only be transmitted to (d) 3 only


humans by infected mosquitoes.
2. It is limited only to the temperate regions of
the world. 38. Originally built in 249 BCE during the reign of
3. It is known to cause microcephaly, a birth king Ashoka of the Mauryan Dynasty, it is one of the
defect in new born babies. most famous Buddhist stupas. The significance of
this sacred place is that it marks the spot where Lord
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Buddha preached the first sermon to his five
disciples after attaining enlightenment in Bodh
(a) 1 and 3 only Gaya. The above description relates to which of the
following stupas?
(b) 1, 2 and 3

(c) 3 only (a) Bharut stupa

(d) None (b) Sanchi Stupa

(c) Amravati stupa


36. With reference to the Minimum Import Price
protection scheme, consider the following (d) Dhamek stupa
statements:

1. It is a measure to provide protection to 39. Elections of which of the following bodies falls
domestic steel industry from predatory under the jurisdiction of Election Commission of
pricing of steel imports. India?
2. The Minimum Import Price is fixed by the
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs 1. Parliament
(CCEA). 2. State legislature
3. Panchayats
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 4. District Planning Committe
5. Office of Vice- President
(a) 1 only
Select the correct answer using the code given
(b) 2 only below.

(c) Both 1 and 2 (a) 1 and 2 only

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (b) 3, 4 and 5 only

(c) 1, 2 and 5 only


37. Which of the following statement(s) with regard
to the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Amendment (d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
Act, 1958 is/are correct?

1. It is applicable only to Assam, Manipur, 40. Which of the following helps in prevention of
Nagaland and Jammu and Kashmir. forest fires in India?
2. The President declares a 'disturbed area' on
the grounds of differences between members 1. Creation and maintenance of fire lines.
of different religions, castes or communities. 2. Creation of water harvesting structures
3. The Governor can overrule the State 3. Replacement of broad leaved trees with chir
government's opinion whether the Act is pine.
required to be enforced or not. 4. Demarcation of forests into fire prone zones.

Select the correct answer using the code given Select the correct answer using the code given
below. below.

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(a) 1, 2 and 4 only 44. Consider the following statements with


reference to Antlers of Deer:
(b) 2 and 3 only
1. Antlers are the extentions of the skull of the
(c) 3 and 4 only deer.
2. Deers shed their antlers periodically.
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 3. Antlers of spotted deer are used in the
preparation of ayurvedic medicine.

41. The country is in economic crisis and facing the Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
worlds highest inflation, recently pulled away its
most widely used currency, the 100 Bolivar. The (a) 1 and 2 only
government was forced to withdraw the
demonetization move after violent clashes and (b) 2 and 3 only
protest. The country described above is:
(c) 3 only

(a) Pakistan (d) 1, 2 and 3

(b) Venezuela
45. Which of the following is/are associated with
(c) Zimbabwe Indigo revolt?

(d) Nigeria 1. Hindoo Patriot


2. Neel Darpan
3. The Commonweal
42. In a pressure cooker food is cooked in shorter
time because: Select the correct answer using the code given
below.

(a) the boiling point of water increases (a) 1 only

(b) the pressure inside the cooker is lesser than the (b) 1 and 2 only
atmospheric pressure
(c) 2 and 3 only
(c) larger amount of heat is available due to more
surface area (d) 1, 2 and 3

(d) none of the above


46. Which of the following countries are the
members of South Asian Association for Regional
43. Which of the following can be observed as an Cooperation (SAARC)?
entry in a table of Balance of Payments?
1. Maldives
2. Myanmar
1. Exports 3. Bhutan
2. Invisibles 4. Afghanistan
3. Short-term debt
4. Commercial borrowing Select the correct answer using the code given
below.
Select the correct answer using the code given
below. (a) 1 and 2 only

(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(b) 3 and 4 only (c) 1, 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2 and 4 only (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
47. The term TRI-NETRA recently seen in news,

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refers to: census.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


(a) an advanced optical and radar system to avoid
train accidents (a) 1 and 3 only

(b) an anti-ballistic missile system (b) 2 and 3 only

(c) an unmanned aerial vehicle system (c) 2 only

(d) an advanced laser system for border (d) None of the above
management

51. With reference to National Mission on


48. Earthquake along which of the following type of Bioeconomy, consider the following statements:
faults in the oceans does not result in generation of
Tsunami waves?
1. It focuses on sustainable utilization of
1. Normal fault renewable biological resources through
2. Reverse fault knowledge-based approaches.
3. Transform fault 2. It has been launched by the Ministry of
Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
Select the correct answer using the code given
below. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only (a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only (c) Both 1 and 2

(d) 3 only (d) Neither 1 nor 2

49. With reference to Rigvedic society, consider the 52. Which of the following are the types of 'open
following statements: unemployment'?

1. The people constructed temples on a large 1. Disguised


scale to worship different gods. 2. Frictional
2. The society was matriarchal in nature. 3. Cyclical
3. There was a regular system of tax collection. 4. Structural

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Select the correct answer using the code given
below.
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(a) 1 and 4 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only
(d) None
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

50. Consider the following statements regarding


Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in India according to the 53. With reference to Protection of Women from
Census 2011: Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA), 2005, consider the
following statements:
1. It is greater than the overall sex ratio.
2. It is greater in the urban areas than in the 1. The definition of domestic violence in the act
rural areas. is restricted to physical violence.
3. The ratio has increased as compared to 2001 2. It provides the magistrate with powers to

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provide monetary relief to victims of that will work towards:


domestic violence.
3. The non-adults can be prosecuted for
subjecting a woman to domestic violence (a) promoting innovative research for prevention of
and harassment. non-communicable diseases.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (b) providing solutions for sustainable growth of
agriculture.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(c) bringing about behavioural changes to help make
(b) 1 only government programmes more effective.

(c) 2 and 3 only (d) providing financial support to the skill


development programmes
(d) 1, 2 and 3

57. The Lucknow Pact of 1916 accepted which of the


54. Under the Indian Constitution, a person shall be following provisions?
disqualified for being a member of the state
legislative assembly if
(a) Separate electorate for Muslims
1. he holds any office of profit under the Union
or state government. (b) Voting rights for women
2. he is not a citizen of India.
3. he is found guilty of corrupt practices in the (c) Formation of linguistic provinces
elections.
(d) Dominion status for India
Select the correct answer using the code given
below.
58. Which among the following organisations
(a) 1 and 2 only publishes ICT Development Index (IDI)?

(b) 2 and 3 only


(a) World Economic Forum
(c) 3 only
(b) World Bank
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(c) International Telecommunication Union

55. Which of the following air pollutants are emitted (d) Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
by stubble burning or burning of crop residues? Development

1. Carbon monoxide
2. Methane 59. Consider the following statements with
3. Nitrous oxide reference to Biomagnification:
4. Particulate matter
1. Due to biomagnification, the concentration of
Select the correct answer using the code given a pollutant is maximum at lowest trophic
below. level.
2. Concentration of a pollutant occurs since it is
(a) 1 and 4 only metabolized and excreted slowly.

(b) 1, 2 and 3 only Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only (a) 1 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 (b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2


56. Recently, NITI Aayog tied up with the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation to set up a 'nudge unit' (d) Neither 1 nor 2

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(a) 1 and 2 only


60. In case of a German-owned car assembly unit
operating in India, consider the following (b) 3 and 4 only
statements:
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only
1. The profits from the factory are counted as
part of India's GDP rather than Germanys (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
GDP.
2. The wages of the Indian workers are part of
India's GDP. 63. With reference to Monetary Policy Committee,
3. Wages of any German worker on the site are consider the following statements:
a part of Germanys GNP.
1. It will fix the benchmark policy interest rates
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? to contain inflation within the specified target
levels.
(a) 1 and 2 only 2. It will be headed by the Finance minister.
3. The recommendations of MPC will be binding
(b) 2 only on the RBI.

(c) 3 only Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(d) 1, 2 and 3 (a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 3 only


61. Which of the following is/are the characteristics
of the First Past the Post System (FPTP)? (c) 2 and 3 only

1. It is a plurality system in which the candidate (d) 1, 2 and 3


who polls more votes than any other
candidate is elected.
2. It makes it possible in a parliamentary set up 64. Which of the following characteristics is/ are
to have a stable government. associated with La Nina?
3. It results into a proportional division where
every party gets seats in the legislature in 1. Cooler than normal ocean surface
relation to number of votes cast. temperatures in the Eastern and Central
Pacific Ocean.
Select the correct answer using the code given 2. Weakening of easterly trade winds in pacific
below. ocean.
3. Decreased rainfall in India and Southeast
(a) 1 and 2 only Asia.

(b) 3 only Select the correct answer using the code given
below.
(c) 2 and 3 only
(a) 1 only
(d) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 3 only

62. Recently a leap second was added to the (c) 2 and 3 only
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in order to
synchronize clocks worldwide with the Earth's ever (d) 1, 2 and 3
slowing rotation. Which of the following may cause
irregularities in Earth's rotation?
65. The 'Mahila Rashtriya Sangha' was the first
1. Strong planetary winds organisation established in India with the aim of
2. Post-glacial rebound engaging women in political activism. It was formed
3. Earthquakes in Presidency of Bengal in British India, in 1928 by:
4. Gravity of other celestial bodies

Select the correct answer using the code given (a) Latika Ghosh
below.

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(b) Bina Das (b) 1 and 2 only

(c) Pritilata Waddedar (c) 2 and 3 only

(d) Kalpana Datta (d) 1, 2 and 3

66. With reference to Coalition for Epidemic 69. Which among the following places is/are
Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), consider the associated with the stay of Hsuan tsang (Xuan Zang)
following statements: in India?

1. It is an alliance to finance the development 1. Amravati


of new vaccines to prevent infectious disease 2. Nalanda
epidemics. 3. Vijaywada
2. India is a founder member of CEPI.
Select the correct answer using the code given
Which of the statements given above is/are correct? below.

(a) 1 only (a) 1 only

(b) 2 only (b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2 (c) 1 and 3 only

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (d) 1, 2 and 3

67. Indian Railways plans to introduce Maglev trains 70. With reference to recently approved Ken-Betwa
that can run at a top speed of 500 km an hour. river interlinking project, which of the following
Consider the following statements in the context of statements is/are correct?
Maglev trains:
1. It aims to transfer surplus water from Betwa
river basin to Ken river basin.
1. Magnetic force is used to counteract the 2. It will benefit the drought prone region of
effects of gravitation. Bundelkhand.
2. Maglev train moves without making contact 3. It will lead to submergence of a portion of
with the rail track. Panna Tiger reserve.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Select the correct answer using the code given
below.
(a) 1 only
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(c) 3 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3

68. Which among the following comes under the


mandate of Press Council of India? 71. Which of the following political parties did not
boycott the Simon Commission?
1. Print media
2. Electronic media 1. Muslim league
3. Social media 2. Justice party
3. Hindu Mahasabha
Select the correct answer using the code given 4. Unionist party of Punjab
below.
Select the correct answer using the code given
(a) 1 only below.

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(a) 1 and 3 only (c) Both 1 and 2

(b) 1, 2 and 3 only (d) Neither 1 nor 2

(c) 2 and 4 only


75. In 1600, the East India company acquired a
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 charter from the ruler of England, Queen Elizabeth I
for:

72. Which of the following is the correct sequence of


different steps involved in Environment Impact (a) spreading Christian theology in India.
Assessment of a project?
(b) granting it the sole right to trade with East.

(a) Scoping - Screening - Mitigation - Impact analysis (c) annexing Indian territories for the British empire.

(b) Screening - Scoping - Impact analysis - Mitigation (d) spreading western education to the East.

(c) Screening - Scoping - Decision making - Impact


analysis 76. Recently India hosted ICANN's 57th annual
general meeting in Hyderabad. With reference to
(d) Scoping - Impact analysis - Decision making - ICANN, consider the following statements:
Mitigation
1. It manages internet protocol numbers and
domain name systems.
73. Which of the following are the 'factors of 2. It is a non-profit organisation.
production' used in production of goods and services
in an economic activity? Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. Land (a) 1 only


2. Labor
3. Money (b) 2 only
4. Capital
5. Entrepreneurship (c) Both 1 and 2

Select the correct answer using the code given (d) Neither 1 nor 2
below.

(a) 1, 2 and 4 only 77. With reference to Vizhinjam International deep


water Multipurpose Seaport project, consider the
(b) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 following statements:

(c) 3 and 5 only 1. It is being developed as a transhipment hub.


2. It aims to reduce India's dependence on
(d) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only transhipment facilities in Colombo.
3. It is located in Tamil Nadu.

74. Consider the following statements: Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

1. The Constitution has declared Delhi as the (a) 1 and 2 only


seat of the Supreme Court.
2. The Constitution authorises the President to (b) 1 and 3 only
appoint other place or places as seat of the
Supreme Court in consultation with Chief (c) 2 and 3 only
Justice of India.
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only 78. Which of the following is not the advantage of


Sprinkler irrigation?
(b) 2 only

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(a) Uniform distribution of water. below.

(b) It does not require expansive land leveling. (a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(c) Power requirement is nil or very low. (b) 2 and 3 only

(d) Soil moisture is maintained at optimum level. (c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 4 only


79. Which of the following can be called Fiat Money?

1. Demonetised Currency 82. With reference to ecology, what does the term
2. Rs 10 Coin issued by the Government dead zones, refer to?
3. Gold or Silver coins
4. Cheque
(a) a biologically rich area that has lost at least 70
Select the correct answer from code given below. percent of their original habitat.

(a) 2 only (b) an area that supports microbial processes that


remove vast amounts of nitrogen from the ocean.
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) an area where no ecological succession has taken
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only place.

(d) 3 and 4 only (d) an area with absence of detritus food chain.

80. With reference to the newly discovered iron jet 83. Preponing the date of the general budget would
stream, consider the following statements: eliminate the need for which of the following?

1. It is liquid iron stream traveling through the


Earth's inner core. (a) Finance Bill
2. It is moving at a speed equivalent to
movement of crustal plates. (b) Appropriation Bill
3. It is currently moving under Alaska and
Siberia. (c) Vote on account

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (d) Railway Budget

(a) 1 and 2 only


84. With reference to Agni-V Missile, which of the
(b) 1 and 3 only following statements is/are correct?

(c) 3 only 1. It is a surface-to-surface missile.


2. It is fuelled by liquid propellant only.
(d) 1, 2 and 3 3. It has been developed under the Integrated
Guided Missile Development Program.

81. Apart from law-making Parliament is having Select the correct answer using the code given
diverse functions. Which among the following is/are below.
not the functions of the Parliament of India?
(a) 1 and 2 only
1. It controls the executive and ensures its
accountability. (b) 1 and 3 only
2. It performs electoral functions.
3. It executes major policy decisions of the (c) 3 only
government.
4. It has the power of discussing and enacting (d) 1, 2 and 3
amendments to the Constitution.

Select the correct answer using the code given 85. Which of the following statements is/are correct

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regarding Tundra biome?


88. With reference to economy, what does the term
1. The soils are poor in nutrients. Round Tripping, refer to?
2. The soil has permanently frozen under-layer
called permafrost.
3. The plants and trees develop deep root (a) the practice of a business selling an unused asset
system. to another company while agreeing to buy back the
same asset for about the same price.
Select the correct answer using the code given
below. (b) the process of shifting of production base from
developed countries to developing countries to
(a) 3 only increase profit.

(b) 1 and 3 only (c) the process of investing in tax havens to


minimise tax liability.
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) the use of household savings for domestic
(d) 2 only investments which further increases household
savings.

86. With regard to the characteristics of Human


Rights as adopted under Universal Declaration on 89. Dhamar, Thumri and Khayal are different styles
Human Rights in 1948, consider the following of:
statements:

1. They are equal and non-discriminatory. (a) temple architecture


2. They entail both rights of an individual and
obligations on the State. (b) folk paintings

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (c) hindustani music

(a) 1 only (d) carnatic music

(b) 2 only
90. India is not a party to which of the following
(c) Both 1 and 2 conventions?

(d) Neither 1 nor 2 1. Convention on Cybercrime


2. Convention Relating to the Status of
Refugees
87. With reference to Scheduled Areas as provided 3. Domestic workers convention
in the Indian Constitution, which of the following
statements is/are correct? Select the correct answer using the code given
below.
1. They are defined in the sixth schedule.
2. The Governor of a state has the power to (a) 1 and 2 only
declare any area as scheduled area.
3. The Governor is empowered to direct that an (b) 2 only
act of Parliament does not apply to a
scheduled area in the state. (c) 3 only

Select the correct answer using the code given (d) 1, 2 and 3
below.

(a) 1 only 91. With reference to Unified Payments Interface


(UPI), consider the following statements:
(b) 2 and 3 only
1. It is a payment system that allows money
(c) 3 only transfer between any two bank accounts
using a mobile phone.
(d) 1, 2 and 3 2. It has been developed by National Payments

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Corporation of India. (b) Boycott of Simon Commission


3. Only the public sector banks have been
allowed to use UPI. (c) Individual Satyagraha

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? (d) Non-cooperation movement

(a) 1 and 2 only


96. Which of the following statement is/are correct
(b) 2 only with regard to variation of biodiversity on the
surface of earth?
(c) 1 and 3 only
1. Species diversity increases from higher
(d) 1, 2 and 3 latitudes to lower latitudes.
2. Species diversity increases from higher
altitudes to lower altitudes.
92. Therukoothu refers to:
Select the correct answer using the code given
below.
(a) a form of puppetry in Andhra Pradesh
(a) 1 only
(b) an ancient martial arts of Kerala
(b) 2 only
(c) a popular folk drama of Tamil Nadu
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) a cultural heritage site in Kerala
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

93. The Nobel Prize in Medicine, 2016, has been


awarded for: 97. With reference to Liquidity Adjustment Facility
(LAF), consider the following statements:

(a) the discovery of mechanisms for autophagy. 1. It helps banks in adjusting the day to day
mismatches in liquidity.
(b) the discovery of a novel therapy against 2. It can be availed only by pledging
infections caused by roundworm parasites. government securities.
3. Marginal Standing Facility is part of LAF.
(c) the discovery of cells that constitute a positioning
system in the brain. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(d) the development of in vitro fertilization. (a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 only
94. Article 30 upholds the right of the minorities to
establish and administer educational institutions. It (c) 2 and 3 only
specifies two kinds of minorities, which are:
(d) 1, 2 and 3

(a) religious and linguistic minorities


98. TanSat, recently seen in news, is:
(b) ethnic and linguistic minorities

(c) religious and cultural minorities (a) a global carbon dioxide monitoring satellite
launched by China
(d) racial and tribal minorities
(b) a satellite developed by ISRO to help in reduction
of wildlife trafficking
95. With reference to the Indian freedom struggle,
'Delhi Chalo' movement is associated with: (c) a space observatory launched by NASA

(d) a reusable satellite developed by Russia.


(a) Civil Disobedience movement

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99. The recently launched satellite SCATSAT-1 by


ISRO carries a Scatterometer. Scatterometer can be
used to detect which of the following?

(a) Cyclones

(b) Light waves

(c) Earthquakes

(d) Gravity waves

100. The mutiny of the Royal Indian Navy (RIN),


which broke out on February 18, 1946 delivered a
mortal blow to the entire structure of the British Raj.
Mutiny was started when Naval Ratings of HMIS
Talwar went on a strike to protest against:

1. Racial discrimination
2. Unpalatable food
3. Use of Indian troops in Indonesia.
4. INA trials

Select the correct answer using code given below.

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2, 3 and 4 only

(c) 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

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Q.1 a b c d Q.36 a b c d Q.71 a b c d

Q.2 a b c d Q.37 a b c d Q.72 a b c d

Q.3 a b c d Q.38 a b c d Q.73 a b c d

Q.4 a b c d Q.39 a b c d Q.74 a b c d

Q.5 a b c d Q.40 a b c d Q.75 a b c d

Q.6 a b c d Q.41 a b c d Q.76 a b c d

Q.7 a b c d Q.42 a b c d Q.77 a b c d

Q.8 a b c d Q.43 a b c d Q.78 a b c d

Q.9 a b c d Q.44 a b c d Q.79 a b c d

Q.10 a b c d Q.45 a b c d Q.80 a b c d

Q.11 a b c d Q.46 a b c d Q.81 a b c d

Q.12 a b c d Q.47 a b c d Q.82 a b c d

Q.13 a b c d Q.48 a b c d Q.83 a b c d

Q.14 a b c d Q.49 a b c d Q.84 a b c d

Q.15 a b c d Q.50 a b c d Q.85 a b c d

Q.16 a b c d Q.51 a b c d Q.86 a b c d

Q.17 a b c d Q.52 a b c d Q.87 a b c d

Q.18 a b c d Q.53 a b c d Q.88 a b c d

Q.19 a b c d Q.54 a b c d Q.89 a b c d

Q.20 a b c d Q.55 a b c d Q.90 a b c d

Q.21 a b c d Q.56 a b c d Q.91 a b c d

Q.22 a b c d Q.57 a b c d Q.92 a b c d

Q.23 a b c d Q.58 a b c d Q.93 a b c d

Q.24 a b c d Q.59 a b c d Q.94 a b c d

Q.25 a b c d Q.60 a b c d Q.95 a b c d

Q.26 a b c d Q.61 a b c d Q.96 a b c d

Q.27 a b c d Q.62 a b c d Q.97 a b c d

Q.28 a b c d Q.63 a b c d Q.98 a b c d

Q.29 a b c d Q.64 a b c d Q.99 a b c d

Q.30 a b c d Q.65 a b c d Q.100 a b c d

Q.31 a b c d Q.66 a b c d

Q.32 a b c d Q.67 a b c d

Q.33 a b c d Q.68 a b c d

Q.34 a b c d Q.69 a b c d

Q.35 a b c d Q.70 a b c d

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