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IAS Prelims 2021: Mock Test 

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Time Allowed: 2 hours                                              Maximum Marks: 200

Total No. of Questions: 100                          All questions carry equal marks

      (Negative Mark for wrong answer – 1/3rd of the mark assigned)


1. Certain Harrapan sites specialized in production of craft material. Which of the following groupings of sites and craft material are correct?
​1. Lothal: Carnelian
​2. Balakot: Lac
​3. Shortughai: Lapis Lazali
​4. Oman: Shell
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 1 & 3
C. 1 & 4
D. 1, 2 & 4

​2. Consider the following statements about Bhakti Movement.
​1. Alvars travelled place to place and would sing devotional songs in Telugu in the name of Shiva.
2. Virashaivas was a movement of the 12th Century that took place in Karnataka.
3. Kabir described God as nirankar. ​
Which of the above statements are correct?
A. 2 & 3
B. 1 & 3
C. 2 & 3
D. All above

3. ​​Which of the following statements are correct about 'Salt laws' during British rule?
A. Salt Laws was an important issue of India's freedom struggle.
B. Salt law was an attack on the local industry in the villages too.
​C. Tons of the salts were destroyed and people were denied access to natural salt.
D. Salt law was to lead to monopoly of salt production and distribution.
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 2 & 4

C. 1, 3 & 4
D. All above

 ​4. Which of the following factors attributed for the partition of British India?
1. Policy of Divide and Rule was followed by British.
​2. ​Failure of Cripps Mission and its acceptance of autonomy of Muslim majority province.
3. Separate Electorates for the Muslims through Lahore Pact.
4. ​Muslim League moved a resolution at Karachi demanding a measure of autonomy for the Muslim majority area and after that a new nation called Pakistan.
A. 1 & 2
B. 2 & 4
C. 1, 3 & 4
D. All above

5. Which of the following geographical factors that influence distribution of population?
​1. climate
2. landforms
3. topography
4. migration
5. government policies
​6. soil
A. 1, 2, 4 & 6
B. 1, 2, 3 & 6
C. 1, 2, 3 & 5
D. All above
 
​6. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Volcanoes'?
1. Volcanoes are classified on the basis of their geographical location.
2. Volcanoes may cause pyroclastic flows.
3. The Shield Volcanoes are the most explosive of the earth’s volcanoes.
A. 2 & 3
B. 1 & 3
C. 2 only
D. 1 & 2 

​7. Match the following.
(a) Seamount (b) Oceanic Deep (c) Atoll (d) Guyot
​1. Ring-shaped coral reef, island, or series of islets
2. Once active and topped volcanoes that used to be above the ocean surface but now submerged as the top was eroded away.
3. lowest layer in the ocean, existing below the thermocline.
4. submerged volcanic peak that hasn't ever reached ocean's surface.
A. (a) - 4; (b) - 3; (c) - 1 (d) - 2
B. (a) - 4; (b) - 3; (c) - 2 (d) - 1
C. (a) - 1; (b) - 3; (c) - 1 (d) - 4
D. (a) - 3; (b) - 4; (c) - 1 (d) - 2

​8. Which of the following activities and facilities are permitted in the CRZ of the beaches subject to maintaining a minimum distance of 10 meters from the High Tide Line (HTL) as per CRZ notification?
1. Grey water treatment plant
​2. Outdoor play 
3. Dormitory
​4. Parking facilities
​5. Tourist facilitation centre
A. 1, 2, 4 & 5
B. 1, 2 & 6
C. 1, 2 & 5
D. All above 

9. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Geographical indication (GI)'? 
1. Protection for a geographical indication is usually obtained by acquiring a right over the sign that constitutes the indication.
​2. Geographical indications cannot also be used for agricultural products.
​3. GI can be assigned to someone outside that place or not belonging to the group of authorized producers.
A. 1 & 2
B. 1 & 3
C. 1 Only
D. All above 

​10. A group of scientists has reported a new genus of which small animal (Vertebrate) from the Andaman Islands named as Rohanixalus vittatus. 
A. Tree frog
​B. Lizard
C. Snake
​D. Turtle
 
​11.  ​Which of the following are likely to be outcome / impact of new guidelines for the Geo-spatial sector in India by 'The Ministry of Science and Technology' ?
1. Increased Competitiveness
2. New Employment
3. Increased Public-Private Partnership
4. Increased Investment
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 1, 2 & 4
C. 1, 3 & 4
D. All above

​12. Consider the following statements about 'Saffron Cultivation'.
1. Saffron growth needs a photoperiod of 3 hours and it starts flowering in April.
2. Pampore region is commonly known as Saffron bowl of Kashmir.
3. India cultivates about 6 to 7 tons of saffron while the demand is 100 tons.
4. In Yangyang village of Sikkim, a pilot project of saffron cultivation was launched but it has not been successful yielded successful results.

which of the following statements are correct?
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 2, 3 & 4
C. 1 & 4
D. 1, 2 & 4

13. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Bitcoins (or cryptocurrencies)' in India?
1. Investing in Bitcoin is not legal in India.
​2. Government has not yet brought taxability of bitcoins into the statute books.
3. Bitcoins can be taxed under the certain circumstances under Income Tax.
4. Bitcons can be purchased from a bitcoin exchange against real currency.
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 1, 2 & 4
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. All above

​14. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Paris Agreement'?
1. Countries are expected to enhance their commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions every three years.
2. Paris Agreement at limiting global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.
3. Paris agreement is binding on the setting of emissions targets for any individual country.
A. 2 & 3
B. 2 Only
C. 1 & 3
D. All above

​15. Which of the following statements are correct about 'The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2021'?
1. It provides that no mine will be reserved for particular end-use.
2. The Bill provides that captive mines (other than atomic minerals) may sell up to 25% of their annual mineral production in the open market after meeting their own needs.
3. It provides that the period of mining leases of government companies may be extended on payment of additional amount prescribed in the Bill.
A. 2 & 3
B. 1 & 3
C. 1 Only
D. All above

16. Tamil Nadu government’s has notified an ‘elephant corridor’ to protect the migratory path of the animals through the Nilgiri biosphere reserve. Which of the following statements were correct about Nilgiris Elephant Corridor?
1. It is situated in the ecologically fragile Sigur plateau which connects the Western and the Eastern Ghats.
2. It aims at sustaining the elephant populations and their genetic diversity
3. Periyar National Park also situated near to Nilgiris Elephant Corridor.
A. 2 & 3
B. 1 & 3
C. 1 & 2
D. All above

​17. Which of the following statements are correct about appointment as a Supreme Court Judge?
1. Person should has a judge of any High Court for at least 10 years or for 5 years in a single High Court.
2. Person should has been an advocate in a High Court for 20 years.
3. Person, in the opinion of the President is a distinguished jurist.
A. 1 & 2
B. 3 ONLY
C. 1 & 3
D. ALL ABOVE

​18. A political party in India has to have at least one of the following qualifications to be recognised as a national party-
1. It has to win a minimum of two per cent of the seats in the Lok Sabha from at least  three different states.
2. In general elections, the party must manage to win six per cent of the votes and win at least four  Lok Sabha seats as well.
3. If the party is recognized as a 'state level party' in at least four states.
A. 1 & 2
B. 3 ONLY
C. 2 & 3
D. ALL ABOVE

​19. Which of the following statements are correct about 'National Register for Citizen'?
​1.. The Citizenship Act, 1955 provides for  compulsorily registration of every citizen of India and issuance of National Identity Card to him.
2. As per The Citizenship Rules, 2003 framed under the Citizenship Act, 1955, there is a special provision to prepare National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam which is enumeration based.
​3. Based on census of 2011, The National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam was prepared.
​A. 1 & 3         
B. 1 & 2  
C. 1 ONLY      
D. ALL ABOVE

20.What is true about 'Merchant Discount Rate'?
1. 'Merchant Discount Rate' is the cost paid by a merchant to a bank for accepting payment from their customers via digital means.
2. The merchant discount rate is charged to customers for processing debit and credit card transactions.
3. The merchant discount rate is expressed in percentage of the transaction amount.
4. Government has now waived 'Merchant Discount Rate' charges on Rupay and BHIM-UPI payments.
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 1, 3 & 4
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. All above​

21. Which of the following practices which will fall under the ambit of unfair trade practices as per Consumer Protection Act 2019?
1. refusal to accept a good returned within 30 days
2. failure to issue a bill or receipt
3. disclosure of personal information given in confidence, unless required by law or in public interest.
A. 1 & 3          
B. 1 & 2  
C. 1 ONLY      
D. ALL ABOVE

​22. Which of the following is not an example of database?
1. Employee payroll management
2. Numeric calculator
3. Cross knot game
4. Customer management system
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 1, 3 & 4
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. All above

23. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Sectors of Economy'?
1. Secondary sector is also called as industrial sector.
2. Tertiary sector help in the development of the primary and secondary sectors.​
3. Fishermen and Basket weavers are examples of primary sector.
A. 1 & 2         
B. 1 & 3  
C. 2 & 3      
D. ALL ABOVE

24. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Ethanol Blending Programme (EBP)'?
1. It aimed to achieve 25% blending of ethanol by 2025.
2. Production of ethanol from sugarcane and food grain based raw-materials is permitted.
3. Ex-mill price of ethanol from surplus rice with Food Corporation of India (FCI) Rice is maximum.
A. 1 & 3    
B. 1 & 2
C. 2 Only     
D. 1 Only


​25. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Quad Summit 2021'?
1. Quad Summit 2021 was held in New York and attended by Foreign Secretaries of USA, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India.
​2. During summit, it was decided to work closely on climate issues and security.
3. It called for “The Spirit of the Quad” and commitment to an open Indo-Pacific “free from coercion”.
4. As counter to China's widening vaccine diplomacy, the leaders of Quad ​to cooperate in providing up to a billion coronavirus vaccine doses to developing countries by the end of 2022.
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. All Above

26. Which of the following core infrastructure assets to be rolled out under the Asset Monetization Programme as announced in Union Budget in 2021?
1. Oil and Gas Pipelines of GAIL  
2. AAI Airports in Tier II and III cities
3. Warehousing Assets of CPSEs    
4.  Sports Stadiums
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. All Above

​27. What is true about 'Thermosetting Plastics'?
1. A thermosetting plastic is a polymer.
2. Thermosetting plastics can be recycled.
3. They are used to produce brake pistons.
​4. PVC and Vulcanized rubber are​ example of thermosetting plastic.
A. 2 & 4
B. 1 & 3
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. 1, 2 & 3

​28. Consider the following statements.
1. A Cloning Vector is a fragment of DNA which is capable of self-replication.
2. Plasmids are the vectors being used in gene cloning.
3. Retroviruses are the virus with RNA as the genetic material.
Which of the above are correct?
A. 1 & 3    
B. 1 & 2
C. 2 & 3 
D. All above

 ​29. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Smart City Index 2020'?
​1. It is based on assessment of the perceptions of residents on issues related to structures and technology applications available to them in their city.
2. New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru - have shown significant improvement this year.
A. 1 Only    
B. 2 Only
C. None above 
D. Both above 

​30. Which of the following statements are correct about  'Election Commission'?
​1. More than one Election Commissioner in the Election Commission is mandatory.​
2. Chief Election Commissioner can order adjournment of poll or countermanding of election on the ground of booth capturing.
3. The Chief Election Commissioner of India holds office for a period of or six five years or till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
4. In case of difference of opinion amongst the Chief Election Commissioner and/or other Election Commissioners, the matter is referred to the President of India.
A. 2 & 4
B. 1 & 3
C. 3 Only
D. 1, 2 & 3

31. Which of the statements are correct about term 'Secular' in context of Indian Constitution?
1. Secularism is defined in the constitution as 'all religions are to be treated with respect'.
2. The term secular was added to the preamble by the 42nd amendment to the Constitution.
​3. During debate in the Constituent Assembly, on the nature of the Constitution, Prof K T Shah made an intervention demanding the inclusion of the word ‘secular’ in the preamble.
A. 1 & 3    
B. 1 & 2
C. 2 & 3 
D. All above

​32. Which of the following sequence represent the following environment related conferences / agreements in chronological order?
1. UN Conference on the Human Environment
2. Earth Summit
3. Convention on Biological Diversity
4. Lima Climate Change Conference
A. 1-2-3-4 2-3-4-1
B. 1-2-4-3
C. 3-4-1-2
D. 2-3-4-1

33. Which of the following statements are correct about Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs)?
1. Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are organic compounds that modify plant physiological processes.
2. All the PGRs are naturally occurring plant produced chemicals called hormones. 
3. Auxins, PGR, may act as both stimulators and inhibitors of growth.
A. 1 & 3    
B. 1 & 2
C. 2 & 3 
D. All above 

34. What is true about Gini index?
1. It measures inequality of a distribution of income or wealth — within nations or States.
2. Its value varies anywhere from zero to 1; zero indicating perfect equality and one indicating the perfect inequality.
A. 1 Only    
B. 2 Only
C. None above 
D. Both above

35. The researchers of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology has observed that more than Green Houses Gases, the monsoon is weakened by aerosols. Which of the following items produce aerosols that may be weakening monsoon?
1. Vehicular exhaust
2. Half-burnt crop residue
3. Dust
4. Chemical effluents
A. 2 & 4
B. 1, 2 & 3
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. All Above 

​36.Which of the following are the implications of Fiscal Deficit?
1. Fiscal deficit can lead to cost-push inflation.
2. Fiscal deficit can boost a sluggish economy.
3. Country may get into debt trap.
4. It may crowd out private borrowing, manipulate capital structures and interest rates.
A. 1, 2 & 4
B. 1, 2 & 3
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. All Above

37. Consider the following statements about 'The Bio Carbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL).
1. The Bio Carbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL) is a multilateral fund, supported by donor governments.
2. It is managed by United Nations Environment Programme.
3. It collaborates with forest countries around the world to reduce emissions from the land sector.
4. It promotes sustainable agriculture, forestry and smarter land-use practices in an integrated approach.
Select the correct answer.
A. 1, 3 & 4
B. 1, 2 & 3
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. All Above


​38. Which of the following statements are correct about the United Nations?
1. The name 'United Nations' was coined by United States President Harry S. Truman.
2. The name 'United Nations' was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942.
3. UN Charter is a political resolution adopted by the United Nations.
4. ​50 countries signed the United Nations Charter in 1945?
A. 3 & 4
B. 2 & 4
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. All Above

​39. Consider the following statements about 'Food Price Index'.
​1. UN World Food Programme releases the World Food Price Index.
2. The Food Price Index (FFPI) is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of cereals.
Which of the above statements are correct ?
A.  1 Only
B.  2 Only
C.  None above
D.  Both above

40. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Sinatra Doctrine'?
1. It is a policy of non-alignment adopted by the countries.
2. The name 'Sinatra Doctrine' was taken from the song “My Way”.
3. European Union has recently adopted 'Sinatra Doctrine' to counter China's growing influence in Europe.
A.  1 Only
B.  1 & 2
C.  2 & 3
D.  3 only

41. What is true about 'Namghar'?
1. These are houses of recitation and prayer in Odisha.
2. These are traditional Vaishnavite monasteries initiated by Srimanta Sankardeva, the 15th-century social reformer and religious preacher.
A.  1 Only
B.  2 Only
C.  None above
D.  Both above

​42. Which of the following statements are correct 'Doctrine of Repugnancy'?
1. Article 254 of the Indian Constitution establishes the doctrine of repugnancy in India.
​2. ​If any part of State law is repugnant or conflicting to any part of a Central law or to any part of a law of the matter of List III, then the Central law made by the Parliament will prevail and the whole law made by the State legislature shall become void.
3. The 'Doctrine of Repugnancy' will only be applicable if  central law is passed before the state law.
A. 1 & 3
B. 1 & 2
C. 1 only
D. All Above

​43. India opted out of RCEP due to which of the following?
1. Threats of circumvention of rules of origin due to tariff differential
​2. The deal would have brought down import duties on 80% to 90% of the goods
​3. Fear of flood of imports, especially from China
A. 1 & 3
B. 1 & 2
C. 1 only
D. All Above

​44. What is true about Project 75I?
​1.  It relates to Kalvari-class of submarine for the Indian Navy.
2. Project 75I is connected to indigenous Arjun Tank production in India.
​3. Project 75I is implemented under the Strategic Partnership model.
A. 1 & 3
B. 2 Only
C. 2 & 3
D. None Above​

​45. Consider the following statements about various Agricultural Revolutions.
1. Grey revolution is related to increased fertilizer production.
2. Revolution Cotton is known as Silver Revolution.
3. ​Yellow Revolution is associated with the Oilseed Production especially Mustard and Sunflower.
4. Fruits, Honey Production and Horticulture development is related to Brown Revolution.
Which of the above statements are correct?
A. 1 & 3
B. 2 & 4
C. 1, 2 & 3
D. All Above 

​46. Which of the following statements are NOT correct about 'Procedure for Constitutional Amendment'?
1. The procedure of amendment in the constitution is laid down in Part XX  of the Constitution of India.
2. Parliament cannot amend those provisions which form the “basic structure of the Constitution”.
​3. Directive Principles and provisions related to the federal structure enshrined in the Constitution can be amended by the special majority and with the consent of the states.
A. 1 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 1 & 2
D. All Above

​47. What is true about 'Earth Hour'?
1. It is celebrated worldwide on the last Saturday of September month to highlight its commitment towards a better planet.
2. “Climate Change to Save Earth" is a theme for 'The Earth Hour 2021'.
3. It aims to raise the awareness for energy consumption and its effects on the environment.
A. 1 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 1 & 2
D. All Above

​48. The government has notified a consolidated list of rights of the Overseas Citizens of India (OCI). Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?
1. OCI cardholders will be entitled to get multiple entry lifelong visas for visiting India for tourism purpose.
2. They are exempted from registration with the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Officer (FRRO) for any length of stay in India.
​3. ​OCI cardholders will enjoy parity with purchase or sale of immovable property barring agricultural land and farmhouses.
A. 1 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 1 & 2
D. All Above

​49. Consider the following statements about 'National nonferrous metal scrap recycling framework'.
1. It has been issued by 'The Ministry of Mines' in a bid to improve the scrap exports.
​2. It aims towards establishing standards for Quality of scrap used for recycling.
Which of the above statements is correct?
A. 1 Only
B. 2 Only
C. None above
D. Both above

​50. Consider the following statements about 'The National Employability Through Apprenticeship Program (NETAP)'.
1. It was set up in 2014 as a 75% employer-funded and 25% government funded Public-Private Partnership (PPP).
2. NETAP has been formulated to overcome the challenges of the Apprenticeship Act, 1961.
​3. It aims at helping the unemployed youth to build skills through learning by doing and learning while earning along with  providing them with access to practical skills.
4. NETAP fixes the target for various sectors of Industries for employing the Apprentices.  
Which of the above statements are correct?
A. 1, 2 & 4
B. 2, 3 & 4
C. 2 & 3
D. All Above

​51. Which of the following are the functions of 'World Health Assembly (WHA)'?
1. to determine the policies of the Organization
2. appoint the Director-General
3. supervise financial policies
4. review and approve the proposed programme budget.
5. to report to the Economic and Social Council
A. 1, 2 & 4
B. 1, 2, 4 & 5
C. 2, 3 & 5
D. All Above

​52. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Vaccines'?
1. Vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a specific infectious disease.
2. Effectiveness of the vaccine is the degree to which a vaccine prevents disease under ideal and controlled circumstances as compared to a vaccinated group with a placebo group.
3. Efficacy of Vaccine refers to how well it performs in the real world.
​4. ​The efficacy of the vaccine is dependent on several factors assorted factors such as ethnicity, age, or genetic predisposition.
A. 1 & 4
B. 1, 2 & 4
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. 1 only

53. Which of the following statements are correct about 'The Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020'?
1. The farmers will enjoy freedom of choice of sale of agri-produce.
2. The traders will enjoy freedom of choice of purchase of agri-produce.
​3. Farmers will be able to engage in direct marketing
​4. The e-NAM trading system will continue in the mandis.
5. It will promote barrier-free inter-state trade and commerce inside the physical premises of markets notified under State Agricultural Produce Marketing legislations.
6. It will promote barrier-free intra-state trade and commerce outside the physical premises of markets notified under State Agricultural Produce Marketing legislations.
A. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
B. 1, 2, 3 & 5
C. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
D. 1, 2, 3 & 6

​54. What is NOT true about 'Namchik-Namphuk'?
1. It is famous for Oil and Gas refinery.
2. It is situated in Meghalaya.
3. Recently, Supreme Court has again permitted the operations at 'Namchik-Namphuk' after seven years.
A. 1 & 2
B. 1 & 3
C. 2 only
D. 1 only

​55. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Maastricht Treaty'? -
1. Maastricht Treaty founded the Euro Currency.
2. The Treaty introduced European citizenship.​
3. Under the this treaty, member states of Europe agreed to transfer certain powers from national governments to the European Parliament.
A. 1 & 2
B. 1 & 3
C. 2 & 3
D. All above

​56. Which of the following statements are correct about 'BRICS?
​1. Jim O’Neill, a British economist, coined the term ‘BRIC’.
​2. New Development Bank (NDB) and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) make the financial architecture of BRICS.
​3. BRICS is an Inter Governmental Organisation.
4. The purpose of BRICS is of political nature.
A. 1 & 3
B. 1, 2 & 3
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. All Above

​57. Which of the following services are available on UMANG App?
1. Weather Forecast
​2. National Scholarship Portal
​3. Jan Aushadhi Sugam
​4. e-Rahi
​5. Fastag
A. 1, 4 & 5
B. 1, 2 & 5
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. All Above

​​58.  Which of the following statements are correct about 'Electoral Bonds'?
​1. Electoral bonds are bearer instruments in the nature of Promissory Notes issued by banks.
2. They do not carry any information about the buyer or payee and the holder of the instrument.
3.. ​Electoral bonds are valid only for 30 days from purchase.
4. Corporates can purchase any quantum of electoral bonds, however the payee’s name have to be disclosed in their annual reports.
​5. Only political parties registered with the Election Commission (EC), which have secured not less than one per cent of the votes polled in the most recent election to the Lok Sabha or a State legislative assembly, can accept electoral bonds.
A. 1, 4 & 5
B. 1, 2 & 5
C. 2, 3 & 4
D. 1, 2, 3 & 4

​59. What is Witness Protection Scheme?
1. The issue of witness protection had come up before the Supreme Court in the case of against Asaram Bapu.
2. The aim of the 'Witness Protection Scheme' is to prevent witness going hostile. 
​3. The scheme envisages the steps providing new identity and relocation of witnesses.
​4. The scheme identifies “two categories of witnesses as per threat perception”.
A. 1 & 3
B. 1, 2 & 4
C. 1, 2 & 3
D. All Above

​60. Match the following books with the subject / content.
1.  I Do What I Do
​2. Changing India
3. Undaunted: Saving the Idea of India
​4. Challenges before the Nation
i. Shri Pranab Mukherjee
ii.  P Chidambaram
iii. Manmohan Singh
iv. Raghuram G. Rajan
A. 1-iv, 2-iii, 3-ii, 4-i
B. 1-iv, 2-iii, 3-i, 4-ii
C. 1-iv, 2-ii, 3-iii, 4-i
D. 1-ii, 2-iii, 3-iv, 4-i​

​61. Which of the following are ‘The Noble Truths of Buddhism?
1. Dukkha
2. Samudaya
3. Nirhodha
4. Magga
A. 1 & 3
B. 1, 2 & 4
C. 1, 2 & 3
D. All Above

​62. Match the following quotes with respective great Indian leaders.
1. Life should be great rather than long.
2. In attaining our ideals, our means should be as pure as the end.
3. Every Indian should now forget that he is a Rajput, a Sikh or a Jat. He must remember that he is an Indian.
4. We believe in peace and peaceful development, not only for ourselves but for people all over the world.
i. Sardar Patel
ii. B. R. Ambedkar
iii. Lal Bahadur Shastri
iv. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
A. 1-iv, 2-iii, 3-ii, 4-i
B. 1-ii, 2-iv, 3-i, 4-iii
C. 1-ii, 2-iv, 3-iii, 4-i
D. 1-ii, 2-iii, 3-iv, 4-i

63. The Preamble of the constitution serves the purpose of –
1. It throws light on the source of the Constitution, viz., the People of India.
2. It helps the judges to interpret various provisions of the Constitution properly.
3. It lays the supremacy of Central government.
4. It declares the rights and freedom which the people of India intended to secure to its entire citizen.
A. 1 & 3
B. 1, 2 & 4
C. 1, 2 & 3
D. All Above

64. Which of the statements are correct about ‘The Bio-Diversity Act 2002′?
1. The Act was enacted to meet the obligations under Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 1992, to which India is a party.
2. The act envisaged a two-tier structure to regulate the access to biological resources.
3. The Act provides for equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of traditional biological resources and knowledge.
A. 1 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 1 & 2
D. All Above

65. Which is true about Dry Ice?
1. Dry Ice is the common name for solidified Ammonia.
2. It is useful for preserving frozen foods.
3. Dry ice is found to be present in Mars.
A. 1 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 1 & 2
D. All Above

​66. Which of the following combinations of Tribes and festivals are correct?
1. Angami Tribes -  Loosong Festival 
2. Munda Tribes - Phagu Festival
​3. Bhutia Tribes - Hornbill Festival
4. Kodava Tribes - Puttari Festival
A. 1 & 3
B. 1, 2 & 4
C. 2 & 4
D. All Above

67. Which of the following are natural ecosystems?
1. Paddy Field
2. Lakes
3. Forests
4. Garden
A. 1 & 3
B. 1, 2 & 4
C. 2 & 3
D. All Above

​68. Which one of the following sentences best defines the term ‘Lapies’ ?
A. A small to medium sized shallow depression
B. A landform whose opening is more or less circular at the top and funnel shaped towards bottom
C. A landform forms due to dripping water from surface
D. An irregular surface with sharp pinnacles, grooves and ridges​

​69. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Pollution?
1. Acid Rain is composed of Hydrochloric Sulphuric Acid and Nitric Acid.
2. Free Chlorine atom causes depletion of ozone.
3. Endosulfan ia an organic pollutant used as Fertilizer.
4. As compared to Oxygen, Carbon Di oxide has 250 times more binding affinity with hemoglobin.
A. 1 & 3
B. 1, 2 & 4
C. 2 & 4
D. All Above

70. Catalonia has been in news among independence standoff. Which of the statements are correct regard in this regard?
1. The Catalonia region occupies a triangular area in the southeastern corner of Spain.
2. Catalonia is an autonomous community.
3. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west.
A. 1 & 3
B. 1 & 2
C. 2 only
D. 1 only

​71. Which of the following statements are correct about Letter of Undertaking (LOU)?
1. Letter of Undertaking (LOU) is an accepted provision of bank guarantee.
2. Through LOU a bank allow its customer to raise money from another Indian bank’s foreign branch in the form of a short term credit.
3. The LOU serves the purpose of a bank guarantee for a bank’s customer for making payment to its offshore suppliers in the Indian currency.
4. For raising the LOU, the customer (importer) is supposed to pay margin money to the bank.

A. 1 & 3
B. 1 & 2
C. 1, 2 & 3
D. 2, 3 & 4

​72. Which of the following statements are correct about greenhouse gases?
1. Fluorinated gases have the highest global warming potential of all the greenhouse gases.
2. Carbon dioxide is the primary driver of climate change, accounting for 82 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions.
3. Greenhouse gases absorb energy, slowing or preventing the loss of heat to space.
A. 1 & 3
B. 1 & 2
C. 2 & 3
D. All Above


73. Which of the following statements are correct about Omega 3?
1. Marine algae and phytoplankton are primary sources of omega−3 fatty acids.
2. Omega−3 fatty acids are important for normal metabolism.
3. Common sources of plant oils containing the omega−3 ALA fatty acid include walnuts and edible seeds.
4. Vegetarian sources of omega-3s provide only EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).
A. 1, 2 & 4
B. 1 & 2
C. 1, 2 & 4
D. All Above 

​74. What is true about Lemur?
1. Lemurs are a clade of strepsirrhine primates.
2. They are endemic to the island of Madagascar.
3. All kinds of Lemurs are now engendered species.
A. 1 & 2
B. 1 & 3
C. 2 & 3
D. All Above

75. Which of the following statements are correct about South Asia Growth Quadrangle (SAGQ)?
1. It comprises of 5 countries namely - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.
2. SAGQ was formed as a vehicle for strategic regional security cooperation through regional cooperation.
A. 1 Only
B. 2 Only
C. None above
D. Both above

76. Consider the following statement related to ‘Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee’ (GEAC). Which of the above is / are correct?
1. The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) functions in the department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
2. GEAC has powers to take punitive action under the Environment Protection Act.
3. GEAC has recently cleared a genetically-modified variety of mustard, developed by a Delhi-based institute, for commercial cultivation.
A. 1 & 2
B. 1 & 3
C. 2 & 3
D. All Above

77. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘The Cartagena Protocol’?
1. The Cartagena Protocol is an international agreement of bio-safety.
2. The Protocol seeks to protect biological diversity from the potential risks posed by genetically modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology.
3. The Protocol makes clear that products from new technologies must be based on the precautionary principle.
4.  The protocol lays down the definition of a ‘living modified organism’.
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 1, 2 & 4
C. 2 & 3
D. All Above

​78. What is BND 4201?
1. It is a first gold standard indigenously developed in India.
2. It is called the Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya and it weighs 10gm and with the dimensions of a ‘Parle-G’ biscuit.
3. It is 90 % pure and can be used to verify the purity of gold sold in shops.
A. 1 Only
B. 1 & 3
C. 2 & 3
D. 2 Only

79. Which of the following statements  are correct about India’s Five Year Plans?
1. The First Five-year Plan was based on Harrod-Domar Model.
2. Bank Nationalization  took place during Fourth five year plan.
3. The Fifth Five-Year Plan laid stress on poverty alleviation.
4. The Seventh Plan could not take off in 1990 due to the fast changing political situation at the Centre.
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 1 & 2
C. 1, 2 & 4
D. 3 & 4

​80. In Indian sufi literature the term Zikr stands for-
A. Renunciation
B. Repentance
C. Remembrance of God
D. Denunciation

​81. Match the following the food specialties and their respective states.
1. Sidu               
2. Kappa
3. Panki   
4. Chiroti
i. Uttarkhand
ii. Gujarat
iii. Karnataka
iv. Himachal Pradesh
A. 1-iv, 2-i, 3-ii, 4-iii
B. 1-i, 2-iv, 3-ii, 4-iii
C. 1-iv, 2-ii, 3-i, 4-iii
D. 1-iii, 2-i, 3-ii, 4-iv

82. . RBI has granted the license to The India Post to start its operation as payment bank. Which of the following statements are correct?
1. The name of payment bank of India Post is ‘India Postal Bank (IPB)’.
2. Post Bank is offering only Savings account up to a balance of Rs. 1 Lakh.
3. The tagline / slogan for postal bank is ‘Aapka bank, aapke dwaar’.
A. 1 & 2
B. 2 & 3
C. 1 & 3
D. All Above

​83. What is true about photochemical smog?
1. It reduces the visibility due to presence of Sulphur-di-Oxide which is responsible for brownish colour of smog.
2. This type of smog is more prevalent in winters during night.
A. 1 Only
B. 2 Only
C. None above
D. Both above

84. The Delhi High Court has recently ruled that parents can evict their adult children from their house if they abuse them while interpreting provisions of which act?
A. Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007
B. Maintenance of Parents & Dependents Act, 2001
C. Maintenance of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007
D. Maintenance and Welfare of Parents & Dependents, 2001

85. Which of the following surveys are being conducted by Government is through Labour Bureau?
1. All-India Survey on Migrant workers
2. All-India Survey on Domestic Workers
3. All-India Survey on Employment Generated by Professionals
4. All-India Survey on Employment Generated in Transport Sector
5. All-India Quarterly Establishment based Employment Survey.
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 1, 2, 3 & 4
C. 1, 2 & 5
D. All Above

86. Consider the following statements about the 'Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB)'.
​1. The functions of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) are defined under Section 38 Z (1) of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
2. WCCB has won 5th Asia Environmental Enforcement Award, 2020 constituted by GEF (The Global Environment Facility).
3. It also assists the customs authorities in inspection of the consignments of flora & fauna as per the provisions of Wild Life Protection Act.
Which of the above statements are correct?
A. 1 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 1 Only
D. All Above

​87. Consider the following statements about 'Indian Antarctic Programme'.
1. Dakshin Gangotri is India’s first permanent research station in Antarctica and is situated on the rocky mountainous region called Schirmacher Oasis.
2. India has commissioned the Sagar Nidhi, an ice-class vessel for research.
3. NCPOR is responsible for administering the Indian Antarctic Program.
Which of the above statements are correct?
A. 1 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 1 Only
D. All Above

​88. Which of the following statements are correct about “Contempt of Courts Act 1971"?
​1. It is aimed to prevent the courts and judges from being scandalised.
2. Contempt of court can only  be of civil nature. 
3. Article 129  and Article 142(2) of Constitution of India deals about the Contempt of Court.
4. One of the defense under Act is when the order that has disobeyed is vague or ambiguous.
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 1, 3 & 4
D. All Above

​89. Consider the following statements about 'Meteorite Black Beauty'.
1. These are pair of dark meteorites discovered in Latin America several years ago.
2. These were originated on Mars over 4 billion years ago.
3. the rocks in the meteorite were formed from magma and oxidation.
Which of the above are correct?
A. 1 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 1 & 2
D. All Above

​90. Which of the following statements are correct about 'The Financial Action Task Force (FATF)'?
1. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is a inter-governmental body and was established in Group of Seven (G-7) Summit.
2. It sets international standards that aim to prevent these illegal activities and the harm they cause to society.
3. FATF maintains  three type of lists for countries which fall under FATF black list, red list and grey list.
A. 1 & 2
B. 2 & 3
C. 1 & 3
D. All Above

​91. Consider the following statements about 'GDP'.
1. GDP per capita is calculated by dividing GDP by end year population.
2. The GDP is adjusted for price changes to get the growth of the real GDP.
3. The two most common methods to convert GDP into a common currency are nominal and purchasing power parity (PPP).
A. 1 & 2
B. 2 & 3
C. 1 & 3
D. All Above​

​92. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code Rules, 2021'?
​1. It seeks to ensure online safety and dignity of users specially women users.
​2. It categories two types of Social Media Intermediaries - the one for India registered social media and other for those who are registered in foreign country. 
3. It provides for voluntary user verification mechanism.
​4. It contains a provision for 'Removal of Unlawful Information' as ordered by a court or being notified by the Appropriate Govt. or its agencies.
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 1, 3 & 4
D. All Above

93. A new initiative called ‘Startup School’ has been launched recently. What is true about this?
1. Ministry of Education has launched a new initiative named ‘Startup School and it aims to establish the kinder-garden schools across India.
2. Google has launched a new initiative named ‘Startup School with the objective to train start-up founders and their teams.
3. It is a virtual programme which provides a series of free virtual courses.
A. 2 & 3
B. 2 only
C. 1 & 2
D. 1 & 3 

94. World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice that which includes efforts to tackle which of the following issues?
1. Gender Equality
2. Poverty
3. Unemployment
4. Human rights and social protections
A. 1, 2 & 3
B. 2 & 3
C. 1, 3 & 4
D. All Above

​95. Which of the following statements are correct?
1. The length of the tropical years is increasing very slowly.
2. The time interval between successive occurrences of the spring equinox is decreasing very slowly as a result of small, progressive change in earth’s orbit around the sun.
A. Both above
B. None above
C. 2 only
D. 1 only

96. Which of the following statements are correct about the Great Rebellion?
1. A major cause was the resentment that arose due to General Service Enlistment Act of 25 July 1856.
2. The rebellion began in the form of a mutiny of sepoys of the Company’s army in the town of Jhansi.
3. It is also known as the Indian Insurrection.
A. 1 & 3
B. 3 only
C. 1 & 2
D. 2 & 3

97. Consider the following statement about classification of MSMEs?
1. There is a distinction between manufacturing and service MSMEs with reference to its definition.​​
​2. As per recent amendment the criteria to classify MSMEs from “investment in plant and machinery” has been made to “annual turnover”.
3. ​A company with up to Rs 50 crore investments and up to Rs 250 crore turnover is classified as a medium enterprise.
Which of the above statements are correct?
A. 1 & 3
B. 3 only
C. 1 & 2
D. 2 & 3

​98. Which of the following are Characteristics of the Gandhara School of Art?
1. The specimens were mostly prepared in stone, terracotta and clay.
2. Polishing the statues is an important feature of this art.
3. The technique used in making the statues was Persian.
A. 1 & 2
B. 2 only
C. 1 & 3
D. All Above

​99. Which of the following statements are correct regarding “Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana” ?
1. The scheme provides for Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category.
2. Under this programme, grants are given for running and maintenance old age homes, day care centres.
3. The scheme extends social assistance for poor households- for the aged, widows, disabled, and in cases of death where the breadwinner has passed away.
4. The scheme is administered by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
A. 1 & 2
B. 2, 3 & 4
C. 1, 2 & 3
D. 1 & 4

​100. India is the member of which of the following groupings / regimes / arrangements?
1.  Australia Group (AG)
2. Wassenaar Arrangement
3. Nuclear Supply Group (NSG)
4. Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
A. 1 & 2
B. 1, 3 & 4
C. 1, 2 & 4
D. 1 & 4