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GENERAL STUDIES (P) 2019 – Test–2674


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1. Which of the following statements is/are 4. Which of the following statements is/are
correct about temperature inversion? correct with reference to the Insolvency and
Bankruptcy Code, 2016?
1. The inversion takes place in hills and
1. The law deals with the insolvency
mountains due to air drainage.
resolutions of both Private and Public
2. The ground surface inversion takes place Sector Banks.
in calm atmospheric conditions. 2. It provides for a National Company Law
Select the correct answer using the code Tribunal (NCLT) as the adjudicating
authority with jurisdiction over
given below.
companies.
(a) 1 only 3. It lacks provisions to deal with cross
(b) 2 only border insolvency.
(c) Both 1 and 2 Select the correct answer using the code
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
2. Which of the following is/are correct with (c) 2 and 3 only
reference to Red Sanders? (d) 1, 2 and 3
1. It is a tree species endemic to South
India. 5. Which Buddhist text contains rules and
regulations of monastic life and the daily
2. It is found only in the evergreen forests
affairs of monks and nuns in Sangha?
of Western Ghats.
(a) Sutta Pitaka
3. It is identified as endangered by IUCN. (b) Abhidhamma Pitaka
Select the correct answer using the code (c) Vinaya Pitaka
given below. (d) Mahavamsa

(a) 1 only
6. With reference to the recently launched Atal
(b) 1 and 2 only
Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana, which of the
(c) 2 and 3 only following statements are correct?
(d) 1, 2 and 3 1. It aims to provide unemployment
allowance to persons insured
under Employees’ State Insurance Act,
3. Which of the following correctly describes
1948.
‘Lone Wolf’ attacks?
2. The cash benefit given to the
(a) Attack by a stray wild animal on human unemployed persons searching for new
habitations. employment will be 25 percent of his
(b) Violence committed by an individual average earning of 90 days.
3. It aims to financially support those who
person with minimal or no external
have lost their jobs due to changing
assistance. employment patterns.
(c) Severe manipulation of financial Select the correct answer using the code
markets by a trader with insider given below.
information. (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(d) An epidemic disease spread by the
(c) 1 and 3 only
infected wolves in the Siberian region. (d) 1, 2 and 3
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7. The National Disaster Risk Index is being 10. Which of the following statements is/are
prepared by: correct about National Board for Wildlife?
1. It is a statutory organization constituted
1. Ministry of Home Affairs
under the Biodiversity Act.
2. United Nations Development 2. It is chaired by the Prime Minister of
Programme India.
3. Ministry of Earth Sciences 3. No alternation of boundaries in national
parks can be made without
Select the correct answer using the code
recommendation of National Board for
given below. Wildlife.
(a) 3 only Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
(b) 2 only
(a) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(d) 2 and 3 only (c) 3 only
(d) 1 and 2 only
8. With reference to the State Human Rights
11. With reference to Inter-State Water
Commission (SHRC), consider the following
Disputes, which of the following statements
statements: is/are correct?
1. The Chairperson and members of SHRC 1. Article 262 of the Constitution provides
are not eligible for further employment for the adjudication of inter-state water
disputes.
under a state government or the Central
2. The Inter-State Water Disputes Act,
government. 1956 empowers the Parliament to set up
2. The Chairperson and members of SHRC an ad hoc tribunal for the adjudication of
an inter-state water dispute.
can be removed only by the President.
3. The decision of the tribunal would be
Which of the statements given above is/are final and binding on the parties to the
correct? dispute.
(a) 1 only Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
(b) 2 only
(a) 1 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (b) 1 and 3 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

9. Sagar Nidhi, a recent initiative by the


12. Consider the following statements regarding
government, aims to
Centre-State financial relations:
(a) find answers to the vagaries of south- 1. The property or income of corporations
west monsoon. and companies owned by a state cannot
(b) strengthen efforts to check piracy in the be taxed by the Centre.
2. All the property of Centre within a state
Indian Ocean. are subject to State taxation.
(c) strengthen disaster management Which of the statements given above is/are
cooperation amongst the Indian Ocean correct?
(a) 1 only
littoral countries.
(b) 2 only
(d) explore maritime economic resources in (c) Both 1 and 2
India’s sovereign waters. (d) Neither 1 nor 2
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13. Which among the following organizations 16. If the real exchange rate of Indian rupee with
was/were founded by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar? respect to a US dollar is less than one, it
1. Amityaja Sangha indicates that
2. All India Depressed Classes League (a) One rupee would buy less amount of

3. Harijan Sevak Sangh same product in USA than in India.


(b) Indian economy is facing very high
Select the correct answer using the code
levels of inflation.
given below.
(c) Indian rupee is significantly stronger
(a) 2 and 3 only
with respect to US dollars
(b) 1 and 2 only
(d) One rupee can buy higher amount of
(c) 1 only same product in USA than in India
(d) 2 only
17. With reference to the India State of Forest
14. In the context of the Eco Sensitive Zones Report 2017 by Forest Survey of India (FSI),
(ESZ), consider the followings statements: consider the following statements:
1. These are ecologically important areas 1. The report for the first time contains
notified under the Environment information on decadal change in water
Protection Act, 1986 bodies in forest during 2005-2015.
2. No commercial activity can be allowed 2. As per this report India is ranked 10th in
the world for forest and tree cover.
in an area declared to be an ESZ.
3. There is huge decrease in mangrove
3. An eco-sensitive zone can be declared
forest as compared to previous report.
only till 5 km around a protected area.
Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1 only (b) 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
18. Hepatitis C has emerged as a major public
15. Consider the following pairs: health problem in India in the recent past. In
Event in Buddha's life Place this context, consider the following
1. Attained Enlightenment : Lumbini statements regarding Hepatitis C:

2. First Sermon : Sarnath 1. It is a viral disease that infects the liver.


2. It is transmitted by contaminated food.
3. Attained Mahaparinirvana : Bodh
3. It does not show symptoms immediately
Gaya
after infection.
Which of the pairs given above is/are
Which of the statements given above is/are
correctly matched?
correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 2 only
(b) 2 only (b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 only
(d) 1 and 3 only (d) 1 and 3 only
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19. With reference to the International North 22. Consider the following regarding the
South Transport Corridor, sometimes seen in International Telecommunications Union
news, consider the following statements: (ITU) :
1. It is a multimodal network of land and 1. It is a United Nations specialized
sea routes. agency.
2. It will reduce the time taken for transport 2. It allocates global radio spectrum and
of goods between India and China. satellite orbits.
3. It is an outcome of the Ashgabat 3. Recently, India has been elected as a
Agreement. member of the International
Which of the statements given above is/are Telecommunications Union Council
correct? (ITU).
(a) 1 only Which of the statements given above are
(b) 1 and 2 only correct?
(c) 2 and 3 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
20. Which of the following statements is/are (d) 1, 2 and 3
correct regarding the important sessions of
Indian National Congress (INC)? 23. Consider the following statements about the
1. Kanpur session was the first session to United Nations Environment Programme
be presided over by any woman. (UNEP):
2. Self-government or Swaraj was 1. It was founded as a result of United
mentioned for the first time at the Nations Conference on Environment and
Lahore session of 1929. Development.
3. Gaya Session was presided over by 2. It provides the Champions of the Earth
Mahatma Gandhi. award.
Select the correct answer using the code 3. It is one of the implementing agencies
given below. for the Global Environment Facility.
(a) 1 only Which of the statements given above is/are
(b) 2 only correct?
(c) 2 and 3 only (a) 1 and 3 only
(d) None (b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
21. Consider the following statements with (d) 1, 2 and 3
respect to socio-economic conditions in the
Chola empire: 24. "He was a Persian merchant who became the
1. Sati and Devadasi system were prevalent Prime Minister of the Bahmani kingdom. He
in the empire. was also a military genius and conquered
2. There was a flourishing silk-weaving Konkan and Goa. He made endowments to
industry at Kanchi. build a college at Bidar. The Deccani nobles
3. The Cholas traded extensively with plotted against him, and the Bahmani
South East Asia. kingdom began to decline after his death."
Which of the statements given above is/are Who among the following is being described
correct? in the passage given above?
(a) 1 only (a) Malik Kafur
(b) 1 and 2 only (b) Nizam -ul- Mulk
(c) 2 and 3 only (c) Muhammad Shah I
(d) 1, 2 and 3 only (d) Mahmud Gawan
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25. Who among the following are members of 27. Which of the following factors were
responsible for the limited success of the
the committee responsible for
Non-Cooperation Movement in different
recommending the appointment of Chief regions of British India?
Information Commissioner and Information 1. The movement was initially confined to
the cities and small towns, where the
Commissioners of the Central Information
middle-class participation gradually
Commission (CIC)? declined.
2. Justice Party launched an active
1. Prime Minister
campaign against non-cooperation
2. Speaker of the Lok Sabha programme and rallied in support of the
3. Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms.
3. The inadequacy of national schools
4. Chief Justice of India or a judge
forced students to get back to
appointed by him government educational institutions.
Select the correct answer using the code
Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
given below. (a) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 28. Stockholm International Peace Research
Institute (SIPRI), often in the news, is
(a) an inter-governmental agency sponsored
26. A defaulting firm comes under the category by the European Union to ease trade
of 'Wilful default' if the firm has: wars.
(b) an independent international
1. not utilised the finance from the lender
institute dedicated to research into
for the specific purposes for which conflict, armaments, arms control and
finance was availed and diverted it for disarmament.
(c) a Swedish institute which provides
other purposes. Nobel Peace Prize.
2. disposed off the immovable property (d) a UN institute promoting world peace.

given for securing a term loan without


29. Which among the following factors can be
the knowledge of bank. taken into account in determining the Fair
3. defaulted in meeting its payment and Remunerative Price (FRP) of sugarcane?
1. Cost of production
obligations even when it has the capacity
2. Inter-crop price parity
to honour the obligations. 3. Likely impact of FRP on the general
Select the correct answer using the code price level
4. Domestic and international prices
given below. Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 1and 2 only given below.
(a) 1 and 4 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only (c) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 2, 3 and 4 only

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30. Consider the following pairs: 32. Consider the following regarding the ISRO's
Initiative Objective 'HysIS' satellite :
1. MSME : Portal for 1. It is a navigation satellite.
Samadhaan settlement of 2. The satellite has been projected into a
delayed polar synchronous orbit.
payments to 3. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)
MSME was used to launch it.
2. MSME : Bridge between Which of the statements given above are
Sambandh the talent pool correct?
and those (a) 1 only
enterprises (b) 1 and 3 only
seeking trained (c) 2 and 3 only
manpower (d) 1, 2 and 3
3. MSME Sampark : Public
Procurement 33. Which of the following is/are correct with
from MSEs by reference to a Hydrogen fuel cell?
Central Public 1. It combines hydrogen and oxygen to
Sector produce electricity.
Enterprises. 2. It does not emit carbon dioxide or
Which of the pairs given above is/are particulate matter.
correctly matched? Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 1 only given below.
(b) 2 and 3 only
(a) 1 only
(c) 3 only
(b) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(c) Both1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
31. Consider the following statements regarding
the powers of the Governor:
34. Consider the following statements with
1. Members of the State Public Service
reference to the Serious Fraud Investigation
Commission are appointed by Governor.
Office:
2. Governor of the state is entitled to be
1. It is a multi-disciplinary statutory
consulted by the President before the
organization to deal with white collar
appointment of a High Court judge.
crimes in the country.
3. He can appoint a maximum of one
2. It comes under the direct charge of
member from the Anglo Indian
Ministry of Finance.
community to the Legislative Council.
Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
correct?
(a) 1 only
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(d) None of the above
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35. With reference to the Central Ground Water 38. In the context of Climate Change, the
Authority (CGWA), which of the following phenomenon of "Arctic amplification" is
statements is/are correct? related to:
1. It was constituted under (a) regenarative capacity towards ice
formation
the Water (Prevention and Control of
(b) enhanced sensitivity of high latitudes to
Pollution) Act, 1974.
global warming
2. It aims to regulate and control
(c) decreased absorptive capacity towards
groundwater development and greenhouse gases
management in the country. (d) rising reflectivity of the region
Select the correct answer using the code
given below. 39. An employee is working in a big
(a) 1 only multinational company. However, due to his
(b) 2 only personal preferences and other
(c) Both 1 and 2 commitments, he decides to quit the job for a
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 better raise in some other company. While
he is looking for another job, he remains
unemployed for a temporary period of time.
36. Which among the following was/were the
Under which type of unemployment
part of Akbar's religious policy?
category does this person fall?
1. Promulgation of new religion Din-i-
(a) Seasonal Unemployment
Ilahi (b) Frictional Unemployment
2. Construction of Ibadat Khana at (c) Structural Unemployment
Fatehpur Sikri (d) Cyclic Unemployment
3. Abolition of pilgrimage tax
Select the correct answer using the code 40. A robot named Bandicoot was recenty in
given below. news. It is meant for
(a) 1, 2 and 3 (a) automatically locating and destorying
(b) 3 only the enemy target.
(c) 2 only (b) assiting the old age people in driving
(d) 2 and 3 only cars in urban areas.
(c) cleaning the manholes without the need
for humans to enter the pit .
37. Recently seen in news, Pradhan Mantri (d) targeted delivery of nano drugs in life-
Aarogya Mitra (PMAM) seeks to: threatening diseases.
(a) create a cadre of certified health
professionals to assist the beneficiaries 41. Which of the following ideas/philosophies
to avail medical facilities at hospitals. is/are related to Jainism tradition?
(b) provide doorstep primary healthcare 1. The entire world is animated.
service through mobile medical units in 2. The principle of ahimsa, that is, non-
rural areas injury to living things.
(c) create an online digital platform where 3. Renunciation of the world to free oneself
doctors will prescribe medicine for from the cycle of karma.
Select the correct answer using the codes
general ailments free of cost.
given below.
(d) engage ayurveda professionals by
(a) 1 and 2 only
granting license to practise allopethic
(b) 1 and 3 only
medicine to fulfill the shortage of (c) 2 only
doctors. (d) 1, 2 and 3
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42. Consider the following statements regarding 45. Consider the following pairs:
'Surcharge' : Kyoto Mandate
1. It is a fee charged on the tax already Mechanism
paid. 1. Clean : Earning emission

2. Central government shares net proceeds Development reduction units

from surcharge with states. Mechanism (ERUs) from an


(CDM) emission-reduction
Which of the statements given above is/are
project in another
correct?
Annex B Party
(a) 1 only
2. Joint : Implementing an
(b) 2 only
Implementation emission-reduction
(c) Both 1 and 2
(JI) project in
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
developing
countries
43. Consider the following statements about
3. Emissions : Allows countries
Wetlands International: Trading (ET) that have emission
1. It is an international not-for-profit units to spare to sell
organisation. this excess capacity
2. It conducts research and community- to countries that are
based field projects for conservation of over their targets
wetlands. Which of the pairs given above is/are
Which of the statements given above is/are correctly matched?
correct? (a) 1 and 2 only

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

(b) 2 only (c) 3 only


(d) 1, 2 and 3
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
46. Which of the following regions are covered
under 4X4 assessment under Indian Network
44. Consider the following pairs:
on Climate Change Assessment (INCCA)?
Dance/Theatre States
1. Himalayan region
1. Ramman : Uttarakhand
2. North Eastern region
2. Kalbelia : Rajasthan
3. Western Ghats
3. Chhau : Karnataka
4. Eastern Ghats
Which of the pairs given above is/are Select the correct answer using the code
correct? given below:
(a) 2 only (a) 1, 3 and 4 only
(b) 1 and 2 only (b) 2, 3 and 4 only
(c) 1 and 3 only (c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 4 only
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47. Consider the following pairs: 50. With reference to Right To Information
Association Founder (RTI) Act 2005, consider the following
1. Bangabhasa : Raja Rammohan statements:
Prakashika Roy 1. NRIs are not allowed to file RTI
Sabha application.
2. India League : Sisir Kumar 2. Information concerning life or liberty of
Ghosh a person has to be provided in forty-
3. East India : Dadabhai Naoroji eight hours of the receipt of request.

Association 3. For people below the poverty line, there

Which of the pairs given above is/are is no charge for seeking information.

correctly matched? Which of the statements given above is/are


correct?
(a) 1 and 3 only
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3

48. Consider the following pairs:


51. Which among of the following statements
Committee Purpose
is not correct regarding rivers in India?
1. Jeevan Reddy : Electoral
(a) Indus river originates from a glacier near
Reforms
Bokhar Chu and is the westernmost of
2. Padmanabhaiah : Police Reforms
Himalayan rivers in India.
3. Justice Mulla : Prison Reforms
(b) Yamuna river originates from
Which of the pairs given above are correctly
Yamunotri glacier of Banderpunch range
matched?
and is the westernmost and longest
(a) 1 and 2 only
tributary of river Ganga.
(b) 2 and 3 only (c) Chenab is the largest tributary of the
(c) 1 and 3 only Indus and is formed by mixing of two
(d) 1, 2 and 3 streams, the Chandra and the Bhaga.
(d) Barak is an important river in Tripura
49. ‘Experimental Forecasts Land Surface and is a tributary of river Brahmaputra.
Products’ the first country-wide soil
moisture forecast was seen recently in news. 52. Recently in news, NL Sarda committee was
It is conducted by constituted
(a) National Academy of Agricultural (a) for revamping the Medical Council of
Sciences (NAAS) India.
(b) The Central Soil and Materials Research (b) to review the laws related to extradition
Station of Indian criminals.
(c) ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water (c) for revamping official statistics database.
Conservation (ICAR-IISWC) (d) to review the disinvestment plan of Air
(d) Indian Metereological Department India.
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53. India has a rich and ancient tradition of 56. With reference to first Round Table
string puppets or marionettes. Which of the Conference organized in London, which of
following is/are the types of String the following statements is/are correct?
puppetry? 1. It was organized to discuss the Simon
1. Kathputli commission report.
2. Congress did not participate in it.
2. Gombeyatta
3. Discussion of the Conference eventually
3. Bommalattam
led to the passing of Government of
4. Ravanchhaya
India Act, 1935.
Select the correct answer using the code
Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
given below.
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 3 only (b) 3 only
(c) 2, 3 and 4 only (c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 3 and 4 only (d) 2 only

54. In the famous Nataraja Bronze sculpture of 57. Which of the following statements is/are
Chola period, the Shiva is standing in correct about the formation of tropical
'Bhujangatrasita' stance. What does the cyclones?
stance represent? 1. They are mainly formed on the eastern
(a) End of the cosmic world. coasts of continents.
(b) Kicking away of illusion from the 2. The presence of Coriolis force is
unfavorable for formation of tropical
devotee's mind.
cyclones.
(c) The celebration of defeating the demon
Select the correct answer using the code
'apasmara'.
given below.
(d) The balance between material and
(a) 1 only
spiritual world. (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
55. Consider the following statements about the (d) Neither 1 nor 2
Social Audit:
1. Social audit is a citizen based 58. With reference to Forest Satyagraha,
monitoring system in which people consider the following statements:
scrutinise the policies and programmes 1. It was associated with Civil
of government. Disobedience Movement in the Central
2. Social audit was given statutory status and Berar Provinces.
under Forest Rights Act, 2006 for the 2. Peasants, including tribals, defied the
first time in India. forest laws that prohibited them from
use of the forests.
3. Meghalaya became the first state in
3. Seth Govind Das was a prominent
India to pass a law on social audit.
participant in this satyagraha.
Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
correct?
(a) 1 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 only
(c) 3 only (c) 3 only
(d) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
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59. Which of the following statements is/are 62. With reference to the Intergovernmental
correct regarding the Employees' Provident Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which of
Fund Organisation (EPFO)? the following statements is/are correct?
1. It is a statutory body under the Ministry 1. It is an intergovernmental body under
of Labour and Employment. the United Nations.
2. EPFO enrollments provide a measure to 2. It is a scientific body and conducts its
estimate the formal sector employment own research in the field of climate
in India.
change.
3. It has introduced the Universal Account
3. To become a member of IPCC the
Number (UAN) to allow portability of
country must be the member of United
PF accounts from one employer to
another. Nations or World Meteorological
Select the correct answer using the code Organization.
given below. Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 2 and 3 only given below.
(b) 1 and 3 only (a) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2 only
(d) 1 and 2 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
60. Which of the following was/were the
objectives of the early Congress? 63. Which of the following statements is/are
1. Create a common Political platform to correct with reference to the financial
conduct political activities. markets in India?
2. Present popular demands before the 1. Treasury Bill is a capital market
government to unify people over the instrument which has a maturity period
common economic and political
of one or more than one year.
programme.
2. In India, both the state as well as the
3. Take up questions and discuss various
central government can issue
social reforms needed in the country.
Select the correct answer using the code government security (G-Secs).
given below. Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 1 only below.
(b) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (b) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
61. Consider the following statements regarding
Cabinet Mission Plan: 64. With reference to the National Geo-Heritage
1. It recommended an undivided India and sites in India, consider the following
turned down Muslim league’s demand statements:
for a separate Pakistan. 1. These sites are declared by
2. It provided that all the members of the Archeological Survey of India for
Interim cabinet would be Indians.
protection and maintenance.
3. Shimla Conference was conducted to
2. Rajasthan has maximum number of
discuss the provisions of Cabinet
national geo-heritage sites in India.
Mission Plan
Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct? correct?
(a) 1 only (a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
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65. In the Shivaji's Ashtapradhan system, the 68. Which of the following statements is/are
designation Amatya was used for correct about ocean temperatures?
(a) Accountant General 1. Annual range of temperature in oceans is
(b) Military commandant smaller than in land.
(c) Prime Minister 2. Temperature reduces at a constant
(d) Intelligence, posts and household affairs. rate with increasing latitude.
3. Temeprature decreases uniformly with
66. With reference to the PRAGATI (Pro-Active depth.
Governance And Timely Implementation) Select the correct answer using the code
platform, consider the following statements: given below.
1. It monitors and reviews projects and (a) 1 only
programmes of the Union Government (b) 2 and 3 only
only. (c) 3 only
2. It makes use of both video-conferencing (d) 1 and 2 only
and geo-spatial technology.
Which of the statements given above is/are 69. Consider the following statements about the
correct?
National Compensatory Afforestation Fund:
(a) 1 only
1. These Funds will be primarily spent on
(b) 2 only
afforestation to compensate for loss of
(c) Both 1 and 2
forest cover and regeneration of forest
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
ecosystem
2. It has been established under the Public
67. Consider the following pairs of recent
Account of India.
Supreme Court cases and their verdicts:
Which of the statements given above is/are
Case (Vs Union Verdicts
correct?
of India)
(a) 1 only
1. Navtej Singh : Decriminalising
(b) 2 only
Johar Case, 2018 of homosexuality
(c) Both 1 and 2
2. K. S. Puttaswamy : Upholding
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
Case, 2018 Constitutional
validity of
70. Who among the following is the nodal
Aadhaar
authority looking after coin minting in India?
3. Joseph Shine : Quashing of
(a) Department of Financial
Case, 2018 adultery as a
Services, Ministry of Finance
criminal offence
(b) Department of Currency
Which of the pairs given above is/are
Management, Reserve Bank of India
correctly matched?
(c) Department of Economic Affairs,
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only Ministry of Finance

(c) 2 and 3 only (d) Department of Monetary Policy, Reserve

(d) 1, 2 and 3 only Bank of India


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71. Consider the following statements with 74. Consider the following statements about
reference to the Program for International plate tectonic theory:
Student Assessment (PISA): 1. The concept of plate tectonic was put
1. It is an international assessment to
forward by Wegener.
measure mathematics and science
2. At the transform boundries the
literacy among 15-year-old students.
2. It is coordinated by the Organisation for continental crust gets transformed into
Economic Cooperation and Oceanic crust.
Development (OECD). 3. Formation of Himalayan ranges is the
3. India is not a part of PISA. evidence of plate tectonic theory.
Which of the statements given above is/are Which of the statements given above
correct?
is/are not correct?
(a) 1 only
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 3 only
72. Which of the following statements is/are
correct regarding the Yarn Bank Scheme, 75. With reference to effect of ocean currents,
recently launched to avoid the fluctuation in consider the following statements:
yarn price?
1. Presence of cold currents is unfit for
1. Food Corporation of India (FCI) has
formation of tropical cyclones.
been entrusted with the responsibility to
procure yarn at minimum support price. 2. The region where warm and cold
2. It is an initiative of the Ministry of currents meet is not suitable for
Textiles. navigation.
Select the correct answer using the code 3. Cold currents contributes to formation of
given below. hot deserts on the western side of the
(a) 1 only continents
(b) 2 only
Which of the statements given above are
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
73. Consider the following pairs: (b) 1 and 3 only
Radioactive Function (c) 2 and 3 only
Isotopes (d) 1, 2 and 3
1. Cobalt-60 : To arrest the
development of 76. With reference to the Food and Agriculture
Cancer
Organization (FAO), which of the following
2. Iodine-131 : Treating
statements is not correct?
hyperthyroidism
3. Carbon-14 : To detect (a) It is a specialized agency of the United
malarial fever Nations.
Which of the pairs given above are correctly (b) Its headquarter is located in Rome.
matched? (c) India is not a founding member of FAO.
(a) 1 and 2 only (d) Codex Alimentarius Commission is
(b) 1 and 3 only
established by FAO in partnership with
(c) 2 and 3 only
WHO.
(d) 1, 2 and 3
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77. Which of the following countries are 80. If the resolution for the removal of the
members of the Regional Comprehensive Speaker is under considerations of the House
Economic Partnership (RCEP)? then he/she
1. India 1. can not vote in first instance.
2. China 2. can take part in proceedings of the
3. Japan House.
4. US 3. can not preside over the sitting of the
Select the correct answer using the code House.
given below. Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only given below.
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only (a) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 4 only (b) 2 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
78. Consider the following factors:
1. Geological time period
81. Which of the following statements is/are
2. Topography
correct with reference to the 'Gini
3. Amount of water flow
Coefficient'?
4. Slope
1. It is a statistical measure of wealth
5. Periodicity of water flow
distribution in a population
Which of the factors given above have
2. A Gini coefficient of zero indicates the
influenced the evolution of drainage pattern?
highest inequality in a population.
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only
Select the correct answer using the code
(b) 2 and 4 only
given below.
(c) 1, 3, 4 and 5 only
(a) 1 only
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
79. In the context of active and passive
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
immunity in human beings, consider the
following statements:
1. When ready-made antibodies are 82. Which of the following members is/are part
directly given to protect the body against of the electoral college that elects the Vice-
foreign agents, it is called active President of India?
immunity. 1. Elected members of the Parliament
2. Transfer of mother’s antibodies to foetus 2. Nominated members of the Parliament
during pregnancy is an example 3. Elected members of the state legislative
of passive immunity. assemblies
Which of the statements given above is/are Select the correct answer using the code
correct? given below.
(a) 1 only (a) 1 only
(b) 2 only (b) 1 and 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (c) 3 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (d) 1 and 3 only
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83. With reference to characteristic and 86. Which of the following statements is/are
distribution of alluvial soils in India consider correct about International Union for
the following statements: Conservation of Nature and Natural
1. They are generally rich in potash. Resource (IUCN)?
2. Khadar and Bhangar alluviums contain 1. It is the world’s oldest global
calcareous concretions. environmental organization in the field
3. These soils are loamy and clayey.
of nature conservation and sustainable
Which of the statements given above is/are
use of natural resources
correct?
2. It enjoys the permanent member status at
(a) 1 and 2 only
the United Nations General Assembly.
(b) 2 and 3 only
3. Its Red List of Ecosystems acts as a
(c) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 global standard to assess the
conservation status of ecosystems.
84. Consider the following statements about Select the correct answer using the code
river regime: given below.
1. The amount of water flowing in a river (a) 1 and 3 only
channel over a year is known as its (b) 3 only
regime. (c) 2 and 3 only
2. The monsoon rainfall greatly affects the (d) 1 and 2 only
regime of South Indian rivers than that
of North Indian rivers. 87. Consider the following statements with
Which of the statements given above is/are reference to the 'Price elasticity of Demand':
correct?
1. It is a measure of change in the price of
(a) 1 only
a commodity due to change in the
(b) 2 only
quantity of demand of that commodity.
(c) Both 1 and 2
2. Milk and gasoline have a high price
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
elasticity of demand.
Which of the statements given above is/are
85. Consider the following statements regarding
correct?
the Municipal Bonds in India:
(a) 1 only
1. Municipal Bonds are marketable debt
instruments issued by Urban Local (b) 2 only
Bodies (ULBs). (c) Both 1 and 2
2. They are regulated through laws made (d) Neither 1 nor 2
by the state legislature.
3. Bangalore Municipal Corporation was 88. The 'Khurki system’ during British era was
the first ULB to issue Municipal Bond in (a) iron-cased rockets built by Tipu Sultan.
India in 1997. (b) hereditary rights given to zamindars to
Which of the statements given above is/are collect tax.
correct? (c) infantry administration of Sikh Empire.
(a) 1 only (d) economic exploitation tool used by
(b) 2 and 3 only
British planters to force Raiyyats to sow
(c) 1 and 3 only
Indigo.
(d) 1, 2 and 3
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89. Which of the following statements best 92. Which of the following were the
describes the GST composition Scheme? consequences of rise of feudalistic states in
(a) It exempts the small and marginal Medieval India?
business owners from the GST ambit. 1. It weakened the authority of the King
(b) It exempts the small taxpayers from the 2. It led to a fall in internal trade
GST formalities by prescribing a fixed 3. It strengthened the village self-
tax at certain percentage of the annual government
turnover Select the correct answer using the code
(c) It combines the State GST and Central given below.
GST into a common Integrated GST for
(a) 1 and 2 only
Inter-state transaction of goods and
(b) 2 and 3 only
Services.
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) It is a mechanism for creating a
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Composition of different items into one
tax slab aiming to meet the goal to One
93. Consider the following statements regarding
nation One Tax
the Prime Minister of India:
1. The Constitution provides for a detailed
90. Consider the following statements about
procedure for selection of Prime
population gowth:
Minister.
1. Population gowth represents change of
population in particular area between 2. A person must prove his majority in the

two points of time. Lok Sabha before being appointed as


2. In absence of migration actual growth of Prime Minister.
population and natural growth of Which of the statements given above is/are
population remains same. correct?
Which of the statements given above is/are (a) 1 only
correct? (b) 2 only
(a) 1 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(b) 2 only (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 94. Consider the following statements:
1. The privileges extend to both the
91. Which of the following best describes ' members of the Parliament and state
Disposable Income '? legislature.
(a) It is the minimum amount of 2. The Cabinet Committee on
remuneration that an employer is Parliamentary Affairs has the final
required to pay to a worker. authority to decide upon the matters of
(b) It is the wage calculated after breach of privileges.
considering current inflation level. Which of the statements given above is/are
(c) It is the net saving amount of a person
correct?
after making all the expenditures.
(a) 1 only
(d) It is the amount of money that
(b) 2 only
households have available for spending
(c) Both 1 and 2
and saving after deducting direct taxes.
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
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95. With reference to the cultural history of 98. With reference to National Board of
India, 'Rajasuya' and 'Ashvamedha' were: Accreditation, which of the following
(a) titles given to kings who were victorious statements is/are correct?
in battles. 1. It is an autonomous organisation under
Ministry of Human Resource
(b) sacrifices performed by chiefs and kings.
Development.
(c) dance forms performed in the royal 2. It has been accorded Permanent
court. Signatory Status of 'Washington
(d) miniature paintings painted during Chola Accord'.
rule. 3. It hosts the 'World Summit on
Accreditation' once in every two years.
96. In the context of Genetic Engineering Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
Approval Committee (GEAC), which of the
(a) 1 and 2 only
following statements is/are correct? (b) 2 and 3 only
1. It is related with regulating (c) 1 and 3 only
manufacturing, import and export of (d) 1, 2 and 3
genetically modified organisms.
2. It is chaired by Minister of Environment, 99. With reference to Methanol, an alternative
Forest and Climate Change. fuel to Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG),
3. It is responsible for approval of consider the following statements:
proposals relating to release of 1. As compared to LPG, it is relatively a
genetically engineered organisms into cleaner and cheaper fuel.
2. It can also be used to power trains and
the environment including experimental
vehicles.
field trials. 3. Recently, a methanol based cooking
Select the correct answer using the code stoves programme was launched in the
given below. state of Maharashtra.
(a) 1 and 3 only Which of the statements given above is/are
(b) 2 only correct?
(c) 2 and 3 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(d) 3 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
97. With reference to "Apsara-Upgraded"
(Apsara-U), a research reactor at Bhabha 100. With reference to the recently launched
Atomic Research Centre, consider the 'Chiller Star Labelling Program', consider
following statements: the following statements:
1. It is an indigenously developed pool- 1. It aims to provide star rating to chillers
type research reactor. used for space conditioning of buildings.
2. It can only use fuel elements made of 2. It has been formulated by Bureau of
Highly Enriched Uranium. Energy Efficiency (BEE).
3. All commercial spaces are mandatorily
3. It will increase indigenous production of
required to participate in the rating
radio-isotopes for medical application. process.
Which of the statements given above are Which of the statements given above is/are
correct? correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only (a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2 and 3
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