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1. What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?

(a) The Lok Sabha may still proceed with the Bill, accepting or not accepting the recommendations of the Rajya Sabha (b) The Lok Sabha cannot consider the Bill further (c) The Lok Sabha may send the Bill to the Rajya Sabha for reconsideration (d) The resident may call a joint sitting for passing the Bill 2. Which one of the following statements is correct? (a) !n !ndia, the same person cannot be appointed as "o#ernor for two or more States at the same time (b) The $udges of the %igh &ourt of the States in !ndia are appointed by the "o#ernor of the State just as the $udges of the Supreme &ourt are appointed by the resident (c) 'o procedure has been laid down in the &onstitution of !ndia for the remo#al of a "o#ernor from his(her post (d) !n the case of a )nion Territory ha#ing a legislati#e setup, the &hief *inister is appointed by the Lt+ "o#ernor on the basis of majority support 3. Which one of the following airs is correctly matched? "eographical Region ,eature (a) -byssinian lateau . -rabia (b) -tlas *ountains . 'orth/0estern -frica (c) "uiana %ighlands . South/0estern -frica (d) 1ka#ango Basin . atagonia !. With reference to the history of "ndian roc#$cut architecture% consider the following statements& 2+ The ca#es at Badami are the oldest sur#i#ing rock/cut ca#es in !ndia+ 3+ The Barabar rock/cut ca#es were originally made for -ji#ikas by 4mperor &handragupta *aurya+ 5+ -t 4llora, ca#es were made for different faiths+ 0hich of the statements gi#en abo#e is(are correct6 (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 '. Recombinant ()* technology +,enetic -ngineering. allows genes to be transferred 2+ across different species of plants 3+ from animals to plants 5+ from microorganisms to higher organisms Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5

/. 0he 1hinese tra2eller 3uan 1hwang +4iuen 0sang. who 2isited "ndia recorded the general conditions and culture of "ndia at that time. "n this conte5t% which of the following statements is6are correct? 2+ The roads and ri#er/routes were completely immune from robbery+ 3+ -s regards punishment for offences, ordeals by fire, water and poison were the instruments for determining the innocence or guilt of a person+ 5+ The tradesmen had to pay duties at ferries and barrier stations+ Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 7. 1onsider the following 2+ Star tortoise 3+ *onitor li7ard 5+ ygmy hog 8+ Spider monkey 0hich of the abo#e found in !ndia6 (a) 2, 3 and 5 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 8 only (d) 2, 3, 5 and 8 8. Which of the following can be found as ollutants in the drin#ing water in some arts of "ndia? 2+ -rsenic 3+ Sorbitol 5+ ,luoride 8+ ,ormaldehyde 9+ )ranium Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 and 5 only (b) 3, 8 and 9 only (c) 2, 5 and 9 only (d) 2, 3, 5, 8 and 9 9. With reference to "ndian 4istory% the Members of the 1onstituent *ssembly from the :ro2inces were (a) directly elected by the people of those ro#inces (b) nominated by the !ndian 'ational &ongress and the *uslim League (c) elected by the ro#incial Legislati#e -ssemblies (d) selected by the "o#ernment for their e:pertise in constitutional matters 1;. 1onsider the following animals& 2+ Sea cow 3+ Sea horse 5+ Sea lion 0hich of the abo#e is(are mammal(mammals6 (a) 2 only

(b) 2 and 5 only (c) 3 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 11. 1onsider the following statements 2+ -n amendment to the &onstitution of !ndia can be initiated by an introduction of a bill in the Lok Sabha only+ 3+ !f such an amendment seeks to make changes in the federal character of the &onstitution, the amendment also re;uires to be ratified by the legislature of all the States of !ndia+ 0hich of the statements gi#en abo#e is(are correct6 (a) 2 only (b) 3 only (c) Both 2 and 3 (d) 'either 2 nor 3 12. 1onsider the following statements& -ttorney "eneral of !ndia can 2+ take part in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha 3+ be a member of a committee of the Lok Sabha 5+ speak in the Lok Sabha 8+ #ote in the Lok Sabha 0hich of the statements gi#en abo#e is(are correct6 (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 8 (c) 2, 3 and 5 (d) 2 and 5 only 13. With reference to the usefulness of the by$ roducts of sugar industry% which of the following statements is 6 are correct? 2+ Bagasse can be used as biomass fuel for the generation of energy+ 3+ *olasses can be used as one of the feedstocks for the production of synthetic chemical fertili7ers+ 5+ *olasses can be used for the production of ethanol+ Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 1!. <ariations in the length of daytime and nighttime from season to season are due to (a) the earth<s rotation on its a:is (b) the earth<s re#olution round the sun in an elliptical manner (c) latitudinal position of the place (d) re#olution of the earth on a tilted a:is 1'. 0he )armada ri2er flows to the west% while most other large eninsular ri2ers flow to the east. Why? 2+ !t occupies a linear rift #alley+ 3+ !t flows between the =indhyas and the Satpuras+ 5+ The land slopes to the west from &entral !ndia+

Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 (c) 2 and 5 (d) 'one 1/. =n the lanet earth% most of the freshwater e5ists as ice ca s and glaciers. =ut of the remaining freshwater% the largest ro ortion (a) is found in atmosphere as moisture and clouds (b) is found in freshwater lakes and ri#ers (c) e:ists as groundwater (d) e:ists as soil moisture 17. 1onsider the following airs& 2+ 'okrek Bio/ sphere Reser#e . "aro %ills 3+ Logtak (Loktak) Lake . Barail Range 5+ 'amdapha 'ational ark . >afla %ills 0hich of the abo#e pairs is(are correctly matched6 (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2, 3 and 5 (d) 'one 18. 1onsider the following& 2+ 4lectromagnetic radiation 3+ "eothermal energy 5+ "ra#itational force 8+ late mo#ements 9+ Rotation of the earth ?+ Re#olution of the earth 0hich of the abo#e are responsible for bringing dynamic changes on the surface of the earth6 (a) 2, 3, 5 and 8 only (b) 2, 5, 9 and ? only (c) 3, 8, 9 and ? only (d) 2, 3, 5, 8, 9 and ? 19. Which of the following bodies does not6do not find mention in the 1onstitution? 2+ 'ational >e#elopment &ouncil 3+ lanning &ommission 5+ @onal &ouncils Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 and 3 only (b) 3 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 2;. 0he demand for the 0ebhaga :easant Mo2ement in Bengal was for

(a) the reduction of the share of the landlords from one/half of the crop to one/third (b) the grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual culti#ators of the land (c) the uprooting of @amindari system and the end of serfdom (d) writing off all peasant debts 21. 0he :arliament can ma#e any law for whole or any art of "ndia for im lementing international treaties (a) with the consent of all the States (b) with the consent of the majority of States (c) with the consent of the States concerned (d) without the consent of any State 22. "n the grasslands% trees do not re lace the grasses as a art of an ecological succession because of (a) insects and fungi (b) limited sunlight and paucity of nutrients (c) water limits and fire (d) 'one of the abo#e 23. Which one of the following is the correct se>uence of ecosystems in the order of decreasing roducti2ity? (a) 1ceans, lakes, grasslands, mangro#es (b) *angro#es, oceans, grasslands, lakes (c) *angro#es, grasslands, lakes, oceans (d) 1ceans, mangro#es, lakes, grasslands 2!. 1ontour bunding is a method of soil conser2ation used in (a) desert margins, liable to strong wind action (b) low flat plains, close to stream courses, liable to flooding (c) scrublands, liable to spread of weed growth (d) 'one of the abo#e 2'. 0he ,o2ernment enacted the :anchayat -5tension to Scheduled -reas ( 4S-) -ct in 2AA?+ 0hich one of the following is not identified as its objecti#e6 (a) To pro#ide self/go#ernance (b) To recogni7e traditional rights (c) To create autonomous regions in tribal areas (d) To free tribal people from e:ploitation 2/. ?nder the Scheduled 0ribes and =ther 0raditional @orest (wellers +Recognition of @orest Rights. *ct% 2;;/% who shall be the authority to initiate the rocess for determining the nature and e5tent of indi2idual or community forest rights or both? (a) State ,orest >epartment (b) >istrict &ollector(>eputy &ommissioner (c) Tahsildar (Block >e#elopment 1fficer ( *andai Re#enue 1fficer (d) "ram Sabha 27. "m ro er handling and storage of cereal grains and oilseeds result in the roduction of to5ins #nown as aflato5ins which are not generally destroyed by normal coo#ing rocess. *flato5ins are roduced by (a) bacteria

(b) proto7oa (c) moulds (d) #iruses 28. A-conomic BusticeA the objecti2es of 1onstitution has been as one of the "ndian ro2ided in (a) the reamble and ,undamental Rights (b) the reamble and the >irecti#e rinciples of State olicy (c) the ,undamental Rights and the >irecti#e rinciples of State olicy (d) 'one of the abo#e 29. (ue to im ro er 6 indiscriminate dis osal of old and used com uters or their arts% which of the following are released into the en2ironment as e$waste? 2+ Beryllium 3+ &admium 5+ &hromium 8+ %eptachlor 9+ *ercury ?+ Lead B+ lutonium Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2, 5, 8, ? and B only (b) 2, 3, 5, 9 and ? only (c) 3, 8, 9 and B only (d) 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, ? and B 3;. *cid rain is caused by the ollution of en2ironment by (a) carbon dio:ide and nitrogen (b) carbon mono:ide and carbon dio:ide (c) o7one and carbon dio:ide (d) nitrous o:ide and sulphur dio:ide 31. With reference to food chains in ecosystems% consider the following statements & 2+ - food chain illustrates the order in which a chain of organisms feed upon each other+ 3+ ,ood chains are found within the populations of a species+ 5+ - food chain illustrates the numbers of each organism which are eaten by others+ 0hich of the statements gi#en abo#e is ( are correct6 (a) 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 2, 3 and 5 (d) 'one 32. 1onsider the following airs

'ational ark and Ri#er flowing through the ark 2+ &orbett 'ational ark . "anga 3+ Ca7iranga 'ational ark . *anas 5+ Silent =alley 'ational ark . Ca#eri 0hich of the abo#e pairs is(are correctly matched6 (a) 2 and 3 (b)5 only (c) 2 and 5 (d) 'one 33. 1onsider the following organisms 2+ -garicus 3+ 'ostoc 5+ Spirogyra 0hich of the abo#e is ( are used as biofertili7er ( biofertili7ers (a) 2 and 3 (b) 3 only (e) 3 and 5 (d) 5 only 3!. Which of the following adds 6 add nitrogen to the soil? 2+ 4:cretion of urea by animals 3+ Burning of coal by man 5+ >eath of #egetation Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (e) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 3'. "n which of the following States is lion$tailed maca>ue found in its natural habitat? 2+ Tamil 'adu 3+ Cerala 5+ Carnataka 8+ -ndhra radesh Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2, 3 and 5 only (b) 3 only (c) 2, 5 and 8 only (d) 2, 3, 5 and 8

3/. Some Buddhist roc#$cut ca2es are called 1haityas% while the others are called <iharas. What is the difference between the two? (a) =ihara is a place of worship, while &haitya is the dwelling place of the monks (b)&haitya is a place of worship, while =ihara is the dwelling place of the monks (c) &haitya is the stupa at the far end of the ca#e, while =ihara is the hall a:ial to it (d) There is no material difference between the two 37. Which one of the following describes best the conce t of )ir2ana in Buddhism? (a) The e:tinction of the flame of desire (b) The complete annihilation of self (c) - state of bliss and rest (d) - mental stage beyond all comprehension 38. *ccording to the 1onstitution of "ndia% which of the following are fundamental for the go2ernance of the country? (a) ,undamental Rights (b) ,undamental >uties (c) >irecti#e rinciples of State olicy (d) ,undamental Rights and ,undamental >uties 39. 0he eo le of "ndia agitated against the arri2al of Simon 1ommission because (a) !ndians ne#er wanted the re#iew of the working of the -ct of 2A2A (b) Simon &ommission recommended the abolition of >yarchy (>iarchy) in the ro#inces (c) there was no !ndian member in the Simon &ommission (d) the Simon &ommission suggested the partition of the country !;. Cuit "ndia Mo2ement was launched in res onse to (a) &abinet *ission lan (b) &ripps roposals (c) Simon &ommission Report (d) 0a#ell lan !1. 0he balance of ayments of a country is a systematic record of (a) all import and transactions of a during a gi#en period normally a year (b) goods e:ported from a country during a year (c) economic transaction between the go#ernment of one country to another (d) capital mo#ements from one country to another !2. 0he Reser2e Ban# of "ndia regulates the commercial ban#s in matters of 2+ li;uidity of assets 3+ branch e:pansion 5+ merger of banks 8+ winding/up of banks Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 and 8 only (b) 3, 5 and 8 only

(c) 2, 3 and 5 only (d) 2, 3, 5 and 8 !3. *n increase in the Ban# Rate generally indicates that the (a) market rate of interest is likely to fall (b) &entral Bank is no longer making loans to commercial banks (c) &entral Bank is following an easy money policy (d) &entral Bank is following a tight money policy !!. "n "ndia% deficit financing is used for raising resources for (a) economic de#elopment (b) redemption of public debt (c) adjusting the balance of payments (d) reducing the foreign debt !'. Which of the following characteriDes6 characteriDe the eo le of "ndus 1i2iliDation? 2+ They possessed great palaces and temples+ 3+ They worshipped both male and female deities+ 5+ They employed horse/drawn chariots in warfare+ Select the correct statement( statements using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 and 3 only (b) 3 only (e) 2, 3 and 5 (d) 'one of the statements gi#en abo#e is correct !/. Which of the following diseases can be transmitted from one erson to another through tattooing? 2+ &hikungunya 3+ %epatitis B 5+ %!=/-!>S Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (e) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 !7. Which of the following statements is6are a licable to Bain doctrine? 2+ The surest way of annihilating Carma is to practice penance+ 3+ 4#ery object, e#en the smallest particle has a soul+ 5+ Carma is the bane of the soul and must be ended+ Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only

(c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 !8. Which one of the following terms describes not only the hysical s ace occu ied by an organism% but also its functional role in the community of organisms? (a) 4cotone (b) 4cological niche (c) %abitat (d) %ome range !9. :hotochemical smog is a resultant of the reaction among (a) '13, D5 and pero:yacetyl nitrate in the presence of sunlight (b) &1, D3 and pero:yacetyl nitrate in the presence of sunlight (c) &1, &13 and 'D3 at low temperature (d) %igh concentration of 'D3, 15 and &1 in the e#ening ';. 1onsider the following minerals 2+ &alcium 3+ !ron 5+ Sodium 0hich of the minerals gi#en abo#e is(are re;uired by human body for the contraction of muscles6 (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 '1. 1onsider the following statements& The arliamentary &ommittee on ublic -ccounts 2+ consists of not more than 39 *embers of the Lok Sabha 3+ scrutini7es appropriation finance accounts of "o#ernment 5+ of the -uditor e:amines the report &omptroller and "eneral of !ndia 0hich of the statements gi#en a bo#e is ( are correct6 (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (e) 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 '2. 1onsider the following Bha#ti Saints& 2+ >adu >ayal 3+ "uru 'anak 5+ Tyagaraja 0ho among the abo#e was(were preaching when the Lodi dynasty fell and Babur took o#er6 (a) 2 and 5

(b) 3 only (c) 3 and 5 (d) 2 and 3 '3. With reference to the food chains in ecosystems% which of the following #inds of organism is 6 are #nown as decom oser organism6organisms? 2+ =irus 3+ ,ungi 5+ Bacteria Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 '!. 0he most im ortant fishing grounds of the world are found in the regions where (a) warm and cold atmospheric currents meet (b) ri#ers drain out large amounts of fresh water into the sea (c) warm and cold oceanic currents meet (d) continental shelf is undulating ''. Which of the following is6are uni>ue characteristic6characteristics of e>uatorial forests? 2+ resence of tall, closely set trees with crowns forming a continuous canopy 3+ &oe:istence of a large number of species 5+ resence of numerous #arieties of epiphytes Select the correct answer using the code gi#en below. (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d)2, 3 and 5 '/. Which of the following constitute 1a ital *ccount? 2+ ,oreign Loans 3+ ,oreign >irect !n#estment 5+ ri#ate Remittances 8+ ortfolio !n#estment Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2, 3 and 5 (b) 2, 3 and 8 (c) 3, 5 and 8 (d) 2, 5 and 8

'7. 1onsider the following historical laces& 2+ -janta &a#es 3+ Lepakshi Temple 5+ Sanchi Stupa 0hich of the abo#e places is ( are also known for mural paintings6 (a) 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 2, 3 and 5 (d) 'one '8. With reference to the history of hiloso hical thought in "ndia% consider the following statements regarding San#hya school& 2 + Sankhya does not accept the theory of rebirth or transrmigration of soul+ 3+ Sankhya holds that it is the self/knowledge that leads to liberation and not any e:terior influence or agent+ 0hich of the statements gi#en abo#e is (are correct6 (a) 2only (b) 3 only (c) Both 2 and 3 (d) 'either 2 nor 3 '9. "n the conte5t of "ndia% which of the following rinci les is6are im lied institutionally in the arliamentary go2ernment? 2+ *embers of the &abinet are *embers of the arliament+ 3+ *inisters hold the office till they enjoy confidence in the arliament+ 5+ &abinet is headed by the %ead of the State+ Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 and 3 only (b) 5 only (c) 3 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 /;. 0he annual range of tem erature in the interior of the continents is high as com ared to coastal areas. What is 6 are the reason 6 reasons? 2+ Thermal difference between land and water 3+ =ariation in altitude between continents and oceans 5+ resence of strong winds in the interior 8+ %ea#y rains in the interior as compared to coasts Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+

(a) 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 and 5 only (d) 2, 3, 5 and 8 /1. Which of the following is 6 are the characteristic6 characteristics of "ndian coal? 2+ %igh ash content 3+ Low sulphur content 5+ Low ash fusion temperature Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 and 3 only (b) 3 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 /2. Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of "ndia are correct? 2 + They are generally red in colour+ 3+ They are rich !n nitrogen and potash+ 5+ Tiley are well/de#eloped in Rajasthan and ) + 8+ Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these soils+ Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2, 3 and 5 (b) 3, 5 and 8 (c) 2 and 8 (d) 3 and 5 only /3. 1onsider the following statements& 2+ 'atural gas occurs in the "ondwana beds+ 3+ *ica occurs in abundance in Codarma+ 5+ >harwars are famous for petroleum+ 0hich of the statements gi#en abo#e is(are correct6 (a) 2 and 3 (b) 3 only (c) 3 and 5 (d) 'one /!. 1onsider the following cro s 2+&otton 3+ "roundnut 5+ Rice 8+0heat 0hich of these are Charif crops6

(a) 2 and 8 (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2, 3 and 5 (d) 3, 5 and 8 /'. E1limate is e5treme% rainfall is scanty and the eo le used to be nomadic herders.E The abo#e statement best describes which of the following regions6 (a) -frican Sa#annah (b) &entral -sian Steppe (c) 'orth -merican rairie (d) Siberian Tundra //. 1onsider the following statements & 2+ !nflation benefits the debtors+ 3+ !nflation benefits the bond/holders+ 0hich of the statements gi#en abo#e is(are correct6 (a) 2 only (b) 3 only (c) Both 2 and 3 (d) 'either 2 nor 3 /7. (isguised unem loyment generally means (a) large number of people remain unemployed (b) alternati#e employment is not a#ailable (c) marginal producti#ity of labour is 7ero (d) producti#ity of workers is low /8. 1onsider the following statements& 2+ The &ouncil of *inisters in the &entre shall be collecti#ely responsible to the arliament+ 3+ The )nion *inisters shall hold the office during the pleasure of the resident of !ndia+ 5+ The rime *inister shall communicate to the resident about the proposals for !egislation+ 0hich of the Statements gi#en abo#e is(are correct6 (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2,3 and 5 /9. 1onsider the following statements& 2+ 'ational >e#elopment &ouncil is an organ of the lanning &ommission+ 3+ The 4conomic and Social lanning is kept in the &oncurrent List in the &onstitution of !ndia+ 5+ The &onstitution of !ndia prescribes that anchayats should be assigned the task of

preparation of plans for economic de#elopment and social justice+ 0hich of the statements gi#en abo#e is(are correct6 (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2,3 and 5 7;. 1onsider the following statements& 2+ The &hairman and the >eputy &hairman of the Rajya Sabha are not the members of that %ouse+ 3+ 0hile the nominated members of the two %ouses of the arliament ha#e no #oting right in the presidential election, they ha#e the right to #ote in the election of the =ice resident+ 0hich of the statements gi#en abo#e is(are correct6 (a) 2 only (b) 3 only (c) Both 2 and 3 (d) 'either 2 nor 3 71. With reference to )ational Fegal Ser2ices *uthority% consider the following statements & 2+!ts objecti#e is to pro#ide free and competent legal ser#ices to the weaker sections of the society on the basis of e;ual opportunity+ 3+!t issues guidelines for the State Legal Ser#ices -uthorities to implement the legal programmes and schemes throughout the country+ 0hich of the statements gi#en abo#e is ( are correct6 (a) 2 only (b) 3 only (&) Both 2 and 3 (d) 'either 2 nor 3 72. (uring a thunderstorm% the thunder in the s#ies is roduced by the 2+ meeting of cumulonimbus clouds in the sky 3+ lightning that separates the nimbus clouds 5+ #iolent upward mo#ement of air and water particles Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 (&) 2 and 5 (d) 'one of the abo#e produces the thunder 73. 1onsider the following airs & Tribe State 2+ Limboo (Limbu) . Sikkim

3+ Carbi . %imachal radesh 5+ >ongaria . 1disha 8+ Bonda . Tamil 'adu 0hich of the abo#e pairs are correctly matched6 (a) 2 and 5 only (b) 3 and 8 only (c) 2, 5 and 8 only (d) 2, 3, 5 and 8 7!. 1onsider the following li>uid assets& 2+>emand deposits with the banks 3+Time deposits with the banks 5+Sa#ings deposits with the banks 8+&urrency The correct se;uence of these decreasing order of Li;uidity is (a) 2/8/5/3 (b) 8/5/3/2 (c) 3/5/2/8 (d) 8/2/5/3 7'."n the conte5t of "ndian economy%= en Mar#et = erationsA refers to (a) borrowing by scheduled banks from the RB! (b) lending by commercial banks to industry and trade (c) purchase and sale of go#ernment securities by the RB! (d) 'one of the abo#e 7/. :riority Sector Fending by ban#s in "ndia constitutes the lending to (a) agriculture (b) micro and small enterprises (c) weaker sections (d) -ll of the abo#e 77.Which one among the following industries is the ma5imum consumer of water in "ndia? (a) 4ngineering (b) aper and pulp (e) Te:tiles (d) Thermal power 78. 0o obtain full benefits of demogra hic di2idend% what should "ndia do? (a) romoting skill de#elopment (b) !ntroducing more social security schemes (c) Reducing infant mortality rate (d) ri#ati7ation of higher education 79. "n the conte5t of cultural history of "ndia% a ose in dance and dramatics called

A0ribhangaA has been a fa2ourite of "ndian artists from ancient times till today. Which one of the following statements best describes this ose? (a) 1ne leg is bent and the body is slightly but oppositely cur#ed at waist and neck (b) ,acial e:pressions, hand gestures and make/up are combined to symboli7e certain epic or historic characters (c) *o#ements of body, face and hands are used to e:press oneself or to tell a story (d) - little smile, slightly cur#ed waist and certain hand gestures are emphasi7ed to e:press the feelings of lo#e or eroticism 8;. *nnie Besant was 2+ responsible for starting the %ome Rule *o#ement 3+ the founder of the Theosophical Society 5+ once the resident of the !ndian 'ational &ongress Select the correct statement(statements using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 81.0he "lbert Bill contro2ersy was related to the (a) imposition restrictions the !ndians of certain to carry arms by !ndians (b) imposition of restrictions on newspapers and maga7ines published in !ndian languages (c) remo#al of dis;ualifications imposed on the !ndian magistrates with regard to the trial of the 4uropeans (d) remo#al of a duty on imported cotton cloth 82. * rise in general le2el of rices may be caused by 2+ an increase in the money supply 3+ a decrease in the aggregate le#el of output 5+ an increase in the effecti#e demand Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 83. Which one of the following grou s of items is included in "ndiaAs foreign$e5change reser2es? (a) ,oreign/currency assets, Special >rawing Rights (S>Rs) and loans from foreign countries (b) ,oreign/currency assets, gold holdings of the RB! and S>Rs (c) ,oreign/currency assets, loans from the 0orld Bank and S>Rs (d) ,oreign/currency assets, gold holdings of the RB! and loans from the 0orld Bank 8!. Which one of the following is li#ely to be the most inflationary in its effect? (a) Repayment of public debt

(b) Borrowing from the public to finance a budget deficit (c) Borrowing from banks to finance a budget deficit (d) &reating new money to finance a budget deficit 8'.Su ly of money remain the same when there is an increase in demand for money% there will be (a) a fall in the le#el of prices (b) an increase in the rate of interest (c) a decrease in the rate of interest (d) an increase in the le#el of income and employment 8/.@ruits stored in a cold chamber e5hibit longer storage life because (a) e:posure to sunlight is pre#ented (b) concentration dio:ide in the is increased of carbon en#ironment (c) rate of respiration is decreased (d) there is an increase in humidity 87. 1onsider the following fauna of "ndia& 2+"harial 3+Leatherback turtle 5+Swamp deer 0hich of the abo#e is(are endangered6 (a) 2 and 3 only (b) 5 only (c) 2, 3 and 5 (d) 'one 88. Ball bearings are used in bicycles% cars% etc.% because (a) the actual between the is increased area of contact wheel and a:le (b) the effecti#e between the is increased area of contact wheel and a:le (c) the effecti#e between the is reduced area of contact wheel and a:le (d) 'one of the abo#e statements is correct 89. 1onsider the following henomena& 2+ Si7e of the sun at dusk 3+ &olour of the sun at dawn 5+ *oon being #isible at dawn 8+ Twinkle of stars in the sky 9+ olestar being #isible in the sky 0hich of the abo#e are optical illusions6 (a) 2, 3 and 5 (b) 5, 8 and 9 (c) 2, 3 and 8 (d) 3, 5 and 9 9;. Rainbow is roduced when sunlight falls on dro s of rain.

0hich of the following physical phenomena are responsible for this6 2+ >ispersion 3+ Refraction 5+ !nternal reflection Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 and 3 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 91. Many trans lanted seedlings do not grow because (a) the new soil does not contain fa#ourable minerals (b) most of the root hairs grip the new soil too hard (c) most of the root hairs are lost during transplantation (d) lea#es get damaged during transplantation 92. -conomic growth in country G will necessarily ha2e to occur if (a) there is technical progress in the world economy (b) there is population growth in E (c) there is capital formation in E (d) the #olume of trade grows in the world economy 93. Which of the following statements is 6 are correct? 2+ =iruses lack en7ymes necessary for the generation of energy+ 3+ =iruses can be cultured in any synthetic medium+ 5+ =iruses are transmitted from one organism to another by biological #ectors only+ Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 9!. Which of the following leaf modifications occurs6occur in desert areas to inhibit water loss? 2+ %ard and wa:y lea#es 3+ Tiny lea#es or no lea#es 5+ Thorns instead of lea#es Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below+ (a) 2 and 3 only (b) 3 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 9'. 0he #nown forces of nature can be di2ided into four classes% 2iD% gra2ity electromagnetism% wea# nuclear force and strong nuclear force. with reference to them% which one of the following statements is not correct?

(a) "ra#ity is the strongest of the four (b) 4lectromagnetism act only on particles with an electric charge (c) 0eak nuclear force causes radioacti#ity (d) Strong nuclear force holds protons and neutrons inside the nuclear of an atom+ 9/. 0he efforts to detect the e5istence of 4iggs boson article ha2e become fre>uent news in the recent ast. What is 6are the im ortance6im ortances of disco2ering this article? 2+ !t will enable us to understand as to why elementary particles ha#e mass+ 3+ !t will enables us in the near future to de#elop the technology to transferring matter from one point to another without tra#ersing the physical space between them+ 5+ !t will enable us to create better fuels for nuclear fission+ Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below. (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 97. MycorrhiDal biotechnology has been used in rehabilitating degraded sites because mycorrhiDa enables the lants to 2+ resist drought and increase absorpti#e area 3+ tolerate e:tremes of % 5+ Resist disease infestation Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below. (a) 2 only (b) 3 and 5 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5 98. Who among the following constitute the )ational (e2elo ment 1ouncil? 2+ The rime *inister 3+ The &hairman, ,inance &ommission 5+ *inisters of the )nion &abinet 8+ &hief *inisters of the States Select the correct answer using the codes gi#en below. (a) 2, 3 and 5 only (b) 2, 5 and 8 only (c) 3 and 8 only (d) 2, 3, 5 and 8 99. 0he national income of a country for a gi2en eriod is e>ual to the (a) total #alue of goods and ser#ices produced by the nationals (b) sum of total consumption and in#estment e:penditure (c) sum of personal income of all indi#iduals

(d) money #alue of final goods and ser#ices produced 1;;. Which of the following grants6 grant direct credit assistance to rural households ? 2+ Regional Rural Banks 3+ 'ational Bank for -griculture and Rural >e#elopment 5+ Land >e#elopment Banks Select the correct anser using the codes gi#en below. (a) 2 and 3 only (b) 3 only (c) 2 and 5 only (d) 2, 3 and 5