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

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MOCK TEST 3

1. Which of the following statements are correct about Buddhism?

A. Theravada is the most commonly accepted of Buddhism's oldest existing school and it means "School of the Elders”.

B. Ancient Buddhist scripture are in Pali and Tirhuta.

C. The original Buddha's teachings were both oral and written.

I. B & C

II. A & C

III. A Only

IV. ALL ABOVE

2. Which of the combination of Indian Paintings with their respective State are correct?

A. Pattachitra: Rajasthan

B. Tanjore: Tamil Nadu

C. Miniature: Odisha

D. Madhubani: Bihar

I. A, B & D

II. B & D

III. A & C

IV. All Above

3. Consider the following statements regarding Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi. Which are the correct ones?

A. He was the founder of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha.

B. He was also known as Kulpati.

C. K M Munshi was active during India's freedom movement, especially the Quit India Movement.

D. He was activist, politician, writer and educationist from state of Uttar Pradesh.

I. A, C & D

II. A, B & C

III. A & C

IV. B & C

4. What is true about ‘Deliverance Day’ in context of Indian Freedom movement?

A. It was a celebration day during Indian Independence movement when British decided to leave India.

B. It was celebrated as a mark of relief on the resignation of all provincial Congress Ministries of British India by Muslim League.

C. This was happened when Lot Linlithgow was Viceroy of India.

I. B & C

II. A & C

III. A & B

IV. ALL ABOVE

5. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘The Bhimbetka rock shelters?

A. The Bhimbetka rock shelters are an archaeological site of the Chalcolithic Age.

B. It is located in the Raisen District in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

C. It is located inside the Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary.

D. “Zoo Rock”, is one of the popular rock which depicts Buddha’s teachings.

I. A & B

II. B & C

III. A, C & D

IV. A, B & C

6. Which of the following statements are correct regarding 'Winds'?

A. Trade winds blow from sub-tropical high-pressure belt to the sub-polar low pressure belt in temperature latitudes between 30 degree and 60 degree on the either side of equator.

B. Local winds develop as a result of local differences in temperature and pressure.

C. Monsoon is an example of periodic winds. 

I. A & B

II. A & C

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

7. Which of the following statements are correct about Rhinoceros?

​A. Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros are listed as one of the vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

​B. With at least half of the total population, India’s Kaziranga National Park remains the key reserve for Indian Rhinoceros.

​C. The white rhino is the smallest rhino species.

I. B & C

II. A ONLY

III. ALL ABOVE

IV. A & B

8. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Savannas'?

A. Savannas are very high biodiversity ecosystems.

B. Savannas cover half the surface of Africa.

B. Savanna grassland weather is having temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.

C. Large mammals inhibit Savannas.

I. B & C

II. B, C & D

III. A, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

9. Which of the following are examples of electromagnetic radiations?

A. Microwaves

B. Seismic waves

C. Beta radiation

D. Gamma radiation

I. A & D

II. A & C

III. A, B & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

10. Match the following colloids with respective categories.

A. Fog                       i. Emulsion

B. Milk                     ii. Aerosol

C. Butter                 iii. Gel

D. Ink                       iv. Sols   

I. A-ii, B-i, C-iii, D-iv

II. A-ii, B-i, C-iv, D-iii

III. A-ii, B-i, C-iv, D-iii

IV. A-i, B-ii, C-iv, D-iii

11. Which of the following precautions should a depositor take before placing deposit with an NBFC?

A. NBFC is registered with Ministry of Finance and it has been specifically authorized by it to accept deposits.

B. The maximum interest rate that an NBFC can pay to a depositor should not exceed 7.5%.

C. The deposits with NBFCs are insured up to 5 lakhs.

I. A Only

II. A & C

III. None above

IV. B & C

12. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Sree Narayana Gurudev'? 


A. 
Sree Narayana Guru was the proponent of principle of non-duality put forward by Adi Shankara.


B. Sree Narayana Guru was a social reformer and was in the forefront of the movement for universal temple entry.


C. He had organized a 'Religion Conference' in 1923 at Alwaye Advaita Ashram.


D. The poems of Sree Narayana Gurudev has been translated in English recently as '“Not One, But Many”.

I.    A & B


II.   A, B & C


III.  B, C & D


IV. ALL ABOVE


13. Which of the following are the objectives of planning in India?

A. Attaining Economic Equality and Social Justice

B. Achieving Employment

C. Attaining Economic Self-Reliance

D. Modernisation of Various Sectors

E. Redressing Imbalances in the Economy.

I. A, B, C & D

II. A, B & C

III. A, B, D & E

IV. ALL ABOVE

14. Consider the following statements about 'Food Web'.

​A. It is an important ecological concept.

B. A food web consists of all the food chains in all the ecosystems.

​C. It represents feeding relationships within a community.

​D. Food webs depict energy flow via trophic linkages.

Which ones are correct?

I. A & D

II A, B & C

III. A, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE 

15. Which of the following statements are correct regarding SANT Missile?

​A. It is a indigenously developed satellite linked recently launched from a ground-based platform off Odisha coast.

​B. It has both lock-on before launch and lock-on after launch capability.

C. It is equipped with an advanced nose-mounted seeker the missile can destroy targets 150 km to 200 km away.

I. B Only

II. A & C

III. None above

IV. B & C

​16.  Which of the following statements are correct about 'Blue Flame Revolution'?

I. ​It is associated with off shore oil production.

​II. It is associated with fisheries sector.

III. Ujjwala scheme is an example of “The Blue Flame Revolution".

17. Which of the following statements are correct about 'agriculture Sensors’?

A. Optical Sensors use light in order to measure extent of photosynthesis.

B. Electro-Chemical Sensors provide information in the form soil nutrient levels.

C. Mechanical Sensors are used to measure soil compaction.

I. B Only

II. A & C

III. B & C

IV. All Above

18. What is true about ''navigating the new normal''?

A. 'Navigating the New Normal' is a campaign for behaviour change.

B. The campaign has been launched by National Institution for Transforming India.

C. This media campaign focused on the wearing of masks.

I. C Only

II. A & C

III. B & C

IV. All Above

19. Which of the following software applications constitute the Panchayat Enterprise Suite (PES)?

​A. Action Soft       

B. PRAI Soft      

C. Area Profiler      

D. National Asset Directory (NAD)

I. A, C & D

II. A & C

III. A, B & C

IV. All Above

20. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in its “Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update for 2020-2024” has made certain forecasts. Which of the following statements are correct about this?

A.  The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 0.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in each of the coming five years (2020-2024) and there is a 20% chance that it will exceed 1°C in at least one year.

B. In 2020, the Arctic is likely to have warmed by more than twice as much as the global mean.

C. The smallest temperature change is expected in the tropics and in the mid-latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere.

I. A & B

II. B & C

III. A & C

IV. All Above

21. Which of the following statements are correct about Economic Survey in context of India?

A. The first Economic Survey in India was presented in the year 1950-51.

​B. It is usually presented along with Union Budget is presented in the Parliament.

C. The foundational theme of the Economic Survey 2021-2021 is "Saving Lives and Livelihoods".

​I. A & C

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

22. Which of the following statements are correct about report titled as 'My Body is My Own'?​

​A. 'The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women' has published the report ''My Body is My Own'.

​B. Only about 56 per cent of countries have laws which support the comprehensive sexuality education.

​C. 20 countries have “Marry-your-rapist” laws - where a man can escape criminal prosecution if he marries the woman or girl he has raped.

I.  A & B

II.  A & C

III.  B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

23. What is true about 'Anti-Defection Law' in India?

A. The Anti-Defection Law was passed in 1985 through the 52nd Amendment to the Constitution and It added the Fifth Schedule to the Indian Constitution.

B. A member of a House belonging to a political party becomes disqualified for being a member of the House if he voluntarily gives up his membership of such political party.

C. In a recent case, the Supreme Court upheld the disqualification of the dissident legislators does not put any bar upon them from contesting by-polls.

I.    B & C

II.   A & C

III.  A & B

IV. ALL ABOVE

24. Which of the following statements are correct about 'PM SVANidhi'?

​A. The Scheme was announced as a part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

B. The street vendors involved in goods and services related to textiles are one of the beneficiaries under this scheme.

C.  The beneficiary can avail a working capital loan of up to Rs. 50,000.

​D.  There will be no penalty on early repayment of loan.​

I. B & D        

II. A, B & D    

III. A, B & C    

IV. All Above

25. Which of the following sequence represent the following environment related conferences / agreements in chronological order?

A. UN Conference on the Human Environment

B. Earth Summit

C. Lima Climate Change Conference

D. Convention on Biological Diversity

I. A-B-D-C

II. B-A-C-D

III. C-B-D-A

IV. A-B-C-D

26. Which of the following statements are correct about Humid Deciduous Forests?

A. Humid Deciduous Forests are found in the eastern slope of the Western Ghats.

B. The trees shed their leaves during the summer season.

C. The commonly found trees in these forests are Mango and Neem.

D. These forests are common in regions where the annual average temperature varies between 100 and 200 cm.

I. A & D

II. A, B & C

III. A, C & D

IV. All Above

27. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Moody Global Long-Term Rating Scale’?

A. Obligations rated Aa are judged to be of the highest quality, subject to the lowest level of credit risk.

B. Obligations rated B are considered speculative and are subject to high credit risk.

C. Obligations rated Ba are judged to be medium-grade and subject to moderate credit risk and as such may possess certain speculative characteristics.

I.    B Only

II.   B & C

III.  A & B

IV.  C only

28. Consider the following statements about environmental laws in India.

A. The State’s responsibility with regard to environmental protection has been laid down in Directive Principles of State Policy.

B. Environmental protection is a fundamental duty of every citizen of this country under Article 51-A(g) of our Constitution.

Which of the above is / are correct?

I. A ONLY

II. B ONLY

III. NONE ABOVE

IV. BOTH ABOVE

29. Which of the following statements about status of economy under the colonial dispensation are correct?

A. Collapse of India’s world-famous handicraft industries

B. The agricultural sector continued to experience stagnation and deterioration

C. Progressive urbanisation of Indian economy

D. Competition of Machine-Made Goods

I. A & B

II. A, B & D

III. B, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

30. Consider the following statements.

A. The colours of dyes and pigments are due to the absorption of visible light by the compounds.

B. Lycopene produces the red colour of tomatoes.

C. Natural dyes cannot be applied directly to cotton.

D. Acid dyes are used in the coloration of paper.

Which of the above are correct?

I.A & B

II. A, B & C

III. A, B & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

31. Which of the following are functions of a department related Parliamentary Standing Committee?

A.  Approval of Demands for Grants.

B. Examination of Bills

C. Preparation of Annual Reports

D. Consideration of national basic long term policy documents presented to the House and referred to the Committee

I. A & D

II. B & D

III.. A, B & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

32. Which of the following are the implications of Fiscal Deficit?

A. Country may get into debt trap.

B. It increases the money supply in the economy and creates inflationary pressure.

C. Government may also borrow from rest of the world, which raises its dependence on other countries.

D. It adversely affects the future growth and development prospects of the country.

I. A & D

II. B & D

III. A, B & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

33. Which of the following statements are correct about Union Public Service Commission & State Public Service Commission?

A. The Chairman of Union Public Service Commission & State Public Service Commissions are appointed by President.

B. A member of a Union and State Public Service Commission shall hold office for a term of six years till the age of 65 years.

C. The Chairman of a State Public Service Commission shall be eligible for appointment as the Chairman or any other member of the Union Public Service Commission.

I. C Only

II. B & C

III. A & C

IV. B Only

34. Consider the following statements.

A. Durrand Line is international boundary lines between India and Pakistan.

B. India and China is separated by McMahon Line.

C. Maginot Line separates France from Germany.

Which of the above statements are correct?

I. A & B

II. A & C

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

35. Which of the following are the broad objectives of the KVIC?

A. The social objective of providing employment.

B. The economic objective of producing saleable articles.

C. The wider objective of creating self-reliance amongst the poor and building up of a strong rural community spirit.

D. To ensure basic amenities at village level.

I. A, B & C

II. B & C

III. A, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

36. The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom ranks 12 indicators from which of the following categories?

A. Rule of law

B. Size of government

C. Regulatory efficiency

D. Open markets​

I. A, B & C

II. A, B & D

III. B & C

IV. All Above

37. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’?

A. OECD is an economic organ of United Nations.

B. The OECD was initially called the Organization for European Economic Cooperation (OEEC) that was started after World War II, to run the Marshall Plan to reconstruct Europe.

C. The OECD helps countries formulate their economic and social policies.

I. A & C

II. B Only

III. B & C

IV. All Above

38. The United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has recommended the graduation of Bangladesh from the category of Least Developed Country (LDC) based on fulfilling of which of the following eligibility criteria?

A. Per capita income

B. Human assets

C. Economic and environmental vulnerability.

I. A & C

II. B Only

III. B & C

IV. All Above

39. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Forest Healing centre’?

A. It is based on the concept on healing properties of the forests and its revitalizing impact on overall health and wellbeing.

B. The First Forest Healing centre of the country has come in Kalika, Himachal Pradesh.

C. Pine dominated forests are considered best.  

I. A & C

II. B Only

III. B & C

IV. All Above

40. What is true about ‘Municipal Performance Index (MPI)’ of The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA)?

A. MPI examines the local government practices in terms of services and governance

B. It seeks to examine local government practices in terms of finances and technology.

C. MPI comprises of 20 sectors and 100 indicators.  

I. A & C

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. All Above

41. Consider the following statements about ‘The National Vaccination Day’.

A. It is also known as National Immunization Day and is celebrated on March 16 every year.

B. The main purpose behind the celebration of National Vaccination Day is to create awareness about arming against polio and eradicating it completely from the world.

C. In 2021, March 16 has been declared as the National Vaccination Day as the country has started its biggest Covid-19 immunization programme.

I. A & C

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. All Above

42. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched RH-560. What is true about this?

A. It is a sounding rocket aims to study attitudinal variations in the neutral winds and plasma dynamics.

B. It is a one of the rockets of Rohini series.

C. 560 in RH-560 indicates the diameter of the rocket in cm.

I. A & C

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. All Above

43. Consider the following statements about 75 years of India’s independence celebrations.

A. It was formally launched on 8th August with 75 weeks of festivities on the occasion of 80th Anniversary of Quit India movement.

B. These celebrations are called ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.​​

Which of the above are correct?

I. A Only

II. B Only

III. None above

IV. Both Above

44. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Hurun Global Rich List 2021'?

​A. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the world added 8 billionaires every week in 2020.

​B. Mumbai became the capital for India’s rich followed by New Delhi & Bengaluru.

I. A Only

II. B Only

III. None above

IV. Both above

45. Indian Forest Act has been amended and removed the bamboo from a list of plants with which of the following objectives?

A. to promote cultivation of bamboo in non-forest areas

B. to increase the income of farmers

C. to increase the green cover of the country

I. A & B

II. A & C

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

46. Which of the following statements are correct about Biosphere?

A. Biosphere reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems.

B. Biosphere reserves are nominated by UNEP.

C. The status of Biosphere is internationally recognized.

I. A & B

II. B & C

III. A & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

47. Which of the following statements are correct about Bt Cotton?

A. Bt cotton was created through the addition of genes encoding toxin crystals of exotoxins.

B. Bt cotton is ineffective against many cotton pests such as plant bugs, stink bugs, and aphids.

C. India has not permitted the production of Bt cotton.

D. Bt cotton is eco-friendly and does not have adverse effect on parasites.

I. A & B

II. B & D

III. A, B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

48. Consider the following statements. A taxon is critically endangered when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the following criteria-

A. Populations have declined or will decrease, by greater than 50% over the last 10 years or three generations.

B. Have a restricted geographical range.

C. Small population size of less than 250 individuals and continuing decline at 25% in 3 years or one generation.

D. High probability of extinction in the wild.

Which of the above criteria are correct?

I. A & B

II. B, C & D

III. A, B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

49. Which of the following statements are correct about term ‘Scheduled Tribes'(ST’s)?

A. Article 366 (25) provides for the definition scheduled tribes.

B. Article 342 prescribes procedure to be followed in the matter of specification of scheduled tribes.

C. More than half of the Scheduled Tribe population is concentrated in Central India.

D. Gond is the most populous tribe in India as per 2011 census.

I. A & B

II. B, C & D

III. A, B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

50. Australian scientists have developed the world’s first ‘speed breeding’ technique. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?

A. ‘Speed breeding’ technique can boost the production of the crop by up to three times.

B. It was inspired by NASA’s experiments to grow rice in space.

C. The NASA experiments showed that involved using the continuous light on wheat which triggered early reproduction in the plants.

I. A & B

II. B & C

III. A & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

51. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been built on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including which of the following new areas?

A. Climate change

B. Economic inequality

C. Urbanisation

D. Innovation

E. Peace and justice

I. A, B & C

II. A, B, C & D

III. A, B, D & E

IV. A, B & E

52. Consider the following statements about Constituent Assembly. Which one/one is/are correct?

A. The idea of constituent Assembly to form Constitution of India was mooted by B. R. Ambedkar.

B. Under the Cabinet Mission Plan of 1946, elections were held for the first time for the Constituent Assembly.

C. Jawaharlal Nehru was the Chairman of the Union Constitution Committee of the Constitution Assembly.

D. The members of the Constituent Assembly were elected by the provincial assemblies by a single, transferable-vote system of proportional representation.

I. A & C

II. B, C & D

III. A, B & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

53. Consider the following statements about ‘No confidence motion’ in Indian context.

A. Article 75 of the Indian Constitution specifies the procedure about ‘No confidence motion’.

B. Rule 198 of the Lok Sabha specifies the procedure for a motion of no-confidence.

C. Any member might give a written notice before 10 am to Speaker, Lok Sabha and however it will require the support of 100 members to be taken for consideration.

I. A ONLY

II. B ONLY

III. A & B

IV. ALL ABOVE

54. Which of the following statements are correct about Rajya Sabha?

A. The Rajya Sabha represents the States of India.

B. Membership of Rajya Sabha is limited by the Constitution to a maximum to half of Lok Sabha of members.

C. Every two years, one fourth members of the Rajya Sabha complete their term and elections are held for those one fourth only.

D. It is called the permanent House of the Parliament.

I. A & D

II. A, B & D

III. A, B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

55. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Constitutional Amendments’ made in Indian Constitution?

A. Ninth schedule was added by First Amendment Act.

B. Ninety Ninth Amendment Act deals with replacing of collegium system.

C. One Hundred Amendment Act ratified the land boundary agreement between India and Bangladesh.

I. A & B

II. A & C

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

56. Which of the following statements are correct about AFSPA?

A. It was enacted for the first time in 1958 amid the nascent Naga insurgency.

B. It is applicable in those areas only which have been declared as “disturbed”.

C. Once declared ‘disturbed’, the region has to maintain status quo for a minimum of six  months, according to The Disturbed Areas (Special Courts) Act, 1976.

D. In a recent judgment, Supreme Court has said that the Indian Army or paramilitary forces cannot use “excessive or retaliatory force” even in areas under the Afspa.

I. A & B

II. A, B & D

III. A, B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

57. Which of the following statements are correct about government schemes?

A.  ‘Heritage Friend’ scheme aims to provide world class tourist amenities by to adopting heritage sites/monuments.

B. The aim of ‘HRIDAY’ scheme is to preserve and rejuvenate the rich cultural heritage of the country.

C. Ganga Hariteema Yojna is the scheme launched by Uttar Pradesh government to remove water pollution.

I.  A & B

II. A & C

III. B ONLY

IV. ALL ABOVE

58. Which of the following statements are correct about Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

A. Artificial Intelligence is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machine that work and reacts like humans.

B. In AI, Perl is a programming language based on logic.

C. Robots, Programs, and Humans etc. can act as agents of Artificial Intelligence

I. A & B

II. A & C

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

59. Which of the statements are correct regarding Logistic Industry?

A. Logistics cost in India is very Low compared to developed countries.

B. Logistics infrastructure includes warehouses and cold chains.

C. Logistic Industry has been given Infrastructure status by including it in ‘Harmonized Master List of Infrastructure Sub-sectors’.

I. A & C

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

60. To qualify as a biodiversity hotspot, a region must meet which of the following criteria?

A. The region should be irreplaceable; and should have at least 1,500 vascular plants as endemics — it must have a high percentage of plant life found nowhere else.

B. The region must be threatened and it must have 30% or less of its original natural vegetation.

I. A ONLY

II. B Only

III. Both Above

IV. None Above

61. Supreme Court and High Court have been empowered with Writ Jurisdiction. Match the following writ petitions and their purposes?

A. mandamus                    i. Stay order

B. prohibition                    ii. Curative writ

C. quo warranto               iii. Command writ

D. certiorari                      iv. Writ for public offices

I. A-i, B-ii, C-iv, D-iii

II. A-iii, B-i, C-iv, D-ii

III. A-i, B-ii, C-iv, D-iii

IV. A-iii, B-ii, C-iv, D-i

62. Consider the following statements about crops. Which ones are correct?

A. Kharif crops are agriculture crops sown in winter and harvested in spring (October-March).

B. The Rabi cropping season is during South-West Monsson.

C. Sugarcane is a Kharif Crop.

D. Pumpkin and Gourd are examples of Zaid Crops.

I. A & C

II. C & D

III. A, C & D

IV. All above

63. What is true about ‘Cyber Swachhta Kendra’?

A. It creates a secure cyber space by detecting botnet infections in India.

B. It enables cleaning and securing systems of end users.

C. Cyber Swachhta Kendra" strives to create awareness among citizens to secure their computers, mobile phones and devices such as home routers.

I. A & C

II. C Only

III. A & B

IV. All above

64. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Generic Medicine’?

A. Generic medicines are branded medicines.

B. The prices of generic medicines are much cheaper than their branded equivalent.

C. The Generic Drugs are considered as therapeutic equivalent as that of patent drugs.

D. Generic medicines are required to repeat the clinical trials of new drugs.

I. B & C

II. C & D

III. A, B & D

IV. All above

65. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Composite Water Management Index (CWMI)’?

A. The Index comprises nine themes with 28 different indicators.

B. The theme of rural drinking water has given maximum weightage.

C. For the CWMI, the reporting states are divided into three special groups - non-Himalayan Northern states, North-Eastern & Himalayan states and Southern states.

I. B & C

II. A Only

III. A & B

IV. B Only

66. What is true about ‘Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR)’?

A. FAIR will generate particle beams of an unparalleled intensity and quality.

B. It will help in gaining new insights into the structure of matter and the evolution of the universe.

C. FAIR is under construction in Switzerland.

C. It will perform research in the fields of: hadron and particle physics, atomic and anti-matter physics.

I. A, B & C

II. C & D

III. A, B & D

IV. All above

67. Which of the combinations of the River and the related Waterfall are correct?

​A. Jog Falls: Kaveri River

​B. Dudhsagar Falls: Mandovi River

​C. Kapildhara Falls: Narmada River

​D. Hogenakal Falls: Palar River

I. B & C

II. A, C & D

III. A & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

68. What is true about ‘Office of Profit’ in Indian context?

A. ‘Office of Profit’ has been defined in Constitution or Representation of the People Act, 1951.

B. Posts under central / state government where perks and other benefits ( no salary) are not considered as  ‘Office of Profit’ posts.

C. The elected representatives cannot hold an office of profit.

I. A & C

II. C ONLY

III. A & B

IV. ALL ABOVE

69. Poverty is also explained by general, economy-wide problems, such as –

A. High capital formation

B. lack of infrastructure

C. lack of demand

D. pressure of population

I. A & D

II. B, C & D

III. A, B & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

70. Consider the following statements about ‘The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961’. Which ones are true?

A. All the members of United National are bound by this treaty.

B. This forms the legal basis for diplomatic immunity.

C. As per the Convention, the premises of a diplomatic mission are inviolable but not their residences.

I. B ONLY

II. A & B

III. A & C

IV. All above

71. Which of the following statements are correct about coinage of India?

A.  'Punch Marked' coins were considered to be issued between the 7th-6th century BC and 1st century AD.

B. Gupta coinage (4th-6th centuries AD) depicted the king on the obverse and a deity on the reverse.

C. The Pallavas issued 'Padmatankas' with an eight-petalled lotus on the obverse and a blank reverse.

I. A Only

II. A & B

III. A & C

IV. All Above

72. Which of the following statements are correct about Doklam?

A. Doklam is a narrow plateau lying in the bi-junction of China and India.

B. Doklam is part of the Chumbi Valley.

C. It is situated roughly 15 kilometers from the Nathu La pass that separates India and China.

D. Doka La is a pass connecting the Indian state of Sikkim with Tibet in China.

I. A, B & C

II. A, C & D

III. B, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

73. Match the following landmark Judgments with the concerned legal issue.

A. IC Golaknath v State of Punjab

B. R. Bommai v. Union of India

C. Kesavananda Bharati Sripadagalvaru and Ors. v. State of Kerala

D. Vishaka v State of Rajasthan

i. Provisions of Article 356 of the Constitution of India and related issues.

ii. Basic definitions of sexual harassment at the workplace and guidelines to deal with it.

iii. The Basic Structure doctrine of the Constitution.

iv. Parliament cannot curtail any of the Fundamental Rights of individuals mentioned in the Constitution.

I. A-iv, B-i, C-ii, D-iii

II. A-iv, B-i, C-iii, D-ii

III.  A-ii, B-i, C-ii, D-iv

IV. A-iv, B-iii, C-ii, D-i

74. Which of the following statements are correct about Olympics?

A. Ancient Games were staged in Olympia, Greece, from 776 BC through 393 AD.

B. The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896.

C. Baron Pierre de Coubertin was responsible for its rebirth of Olympics.

I. A & C

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. All Above

75. Which of the statements are correct about ‘Sri Surya Pahar’?

A. It is a famous pilgrimage and archaeological site located in Uttar Pradesh.

B. ‘Sri Surya Pahar’ is a hill showcasing cultural remains of three prime religions of India: Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.

I. A Only

II. B Only

III. None Above

IV. Both Above

76. The of the following features are the distinct characteristics of Mediterranean region?

A. Warm and dry summer.

B. Cold and wet winter.

C. Evergreen oak trees.

I. A & C

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. All Above

77. Consider the following statements regarding power sector.

A. UDAY scheme provides for the financial turnaround and revival of Power Distribution companies.

B. Accelerated Power| Development and Reforms Programme (APDRP) aims at strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks in urban areas.

C. Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) provides for reducing the Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses in the power sector.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

I. A Only

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. All Above

78. Choose the correct combinations-

A. Biotic Resources: Livestock Abiotic Resources: Rocks

B.  Biotic Resources: Metals Abiotic Resources: Flora

C. Biotic Resources: Fisheries Abiotic Resources: Metals

D. Biotic Resources: Human Beings Abiotic Resources: Fauna

I. A ONLY

II.  A & B

III. A & C

IV. All above

79. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Child Labour’ in context to India?

A. The Constitution prohibits the employment of children under 18 years in hazardous conditions under Article 24.
B. Child and Adolescent Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act prohibits employment of a child below the age of 14 years in any employment including as domestic help under CLPR Act.

C. The working of child in family owned business and as child actor has not been prohibited as 
D. The Child Labour Prohibition and Regulation Act was enacted based on the recommendations of the Gurupadswamy committee in 1986.

I.     A, B & C

II.    B, C & D

III.  B & C

IV. A & D

80. What is true about Internet of Things (IoT)?

A. Internet of Things (IoT) is an ecosystem of connected physical objects that are accessible through the internet.

B. The ‘thing’ in IoT could be a person with a heart monitor.

C. IoT platforms can help organizations reduce cost through improved process efficiency.

I. A & B

II. B & C

III. A & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

81. What is true about appointment of RBI Governor?

A. The RBI Act provides that the person should be either renowned economist or retired civil servant having worked in Finance Ministry .

B. The term of the governor may be fixed by the government at the time of his appointment but not exceeding 3 years.

C. RBI Governor is not eligible for re-appointment.

I. A  & B

II. B & C

III. NONE ABOVE

IV. ALL ABOVE

82. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Naming of  Tropical Cyclones passing over Indian Ocean'?

A.  Tropical Cyclones passing over Indian Ocean are named by SAARC countries.

B.  Till 1979, cyclones were only given female names.

C. The first cyclone named by India was Agni, in 2004, and the last one was Vayu in 2019.


I. A & B

II. A  & C

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

83. The objective of eDrishtis software is to keep track of which of the following activities?

A. A day’s freight and passenger earnings

B. Freight loading and unloading

C. Punctuality

D. Video monitoring of the IRCTC kitchens


E. Frauds in Ticket booking


I. C & D

II. A, B & C

III. A, B, C & D

IV. A, B, C & E

IV. All Above

84. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Kalaripayattu’?

I. It is classical dance that originated in Kerala.

II. Sage Agastya is considered to be the creator of Kalaripayattu.

III. Some people believe that Shaolin Kung Fu is may have evolved from Kalaripayattu.

IV. Buddhist monk Bodhidharma was a trained practitioner of Kalaripayattu.

I. A & C

II. B, C & D

III. A, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

85. What is true about 'Ashtadhyayi'?

A. Ashtadhyayi is a Sanskrit treatise on grammar.

B. It is written in the 6th to 5th century BCE by Patanjali.

C. It contains 3959 systematised rules .

I. A & C

II. B ONLY

III. A & B

IV. ALL ABOVE

86. Which of the following statements are correct about Attorney General (AG) of India?

A. AG is the second highest law officer in the country.

B. AG appointment is required to be approved by the Parliament under article 76 of the constitution.

C. To be appointed as AG, the candidate must be qualified to be appointed as judge of supreme court.

D. AG can participate in the proceeding of the Parliament.

I. A & C

II. C & D

III.A, B & C

IV. All above

87. Which of the following statements are correct about Fold Mountains?

A. Fold Mountains are created where two or more of Earth’s tectonic plates are pushed together.

B. The Alps are Fold Mountains.

C. Fold Mountains are the most uncommon mountain type on Earth.

I. A & B

II. B & C

III. A & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

88. Which of the following statements are correct regarding number of council of minister in a union cabinet?

A. Article 72 of the Constitution prescribes that the total number of Ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Council of Ministers shall not exceed 10 per cent of the number of members of the House of the People.

B. Prior to January 1, 2004 (effective date of 91st Amendment of the Constitution) the Prime Minister had discretion to appoint any number in his council of ministers.

C. Union Council of Ministers is also known as Union Cabinet.

I. B ONLY

II. A & B

III. A & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

89. Which of the following areas are in the Very High Damage Risk Zone of Earthquakes?

A. Areas of Bihar along the Indo-Nepal border.

B. Uttarakhand

C. Kuchchh (Gujarat)

D. Landmass covered under the Deccan plateau

I. A & B

II. A, B & C

III. B & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

90. Which of the following statements are correct about Drought?

A. Meteorological Drought takes place as a result of prolonged period of inadequate rainfall.

B. Hydrological Drought is characterised by low soil moisture.

C. Agricultural Drought results when the availability of water in different storages falls below what the precipitation can replenish.

I. A & B

II. B & C

III. A ONLY

IV. ALL ABOVE

91. Which of the following statements are correct about greenhouse gases?

A. Fluorinated gases have the highest global warming potential of all the greenhouse gases.

B. Carbon dioxide is the primary driver of climate change, accounting for 82 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions.

C. Greenhouse gases absorb energy, slowing or preventing the loss of heat to space.

I. A & C

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

92. The Pasupati seal, discovered at Mohenjodaro archaeological site. Which of the statements are correct about it?

A. The seal is formed of copper and measures 3.56 cm by 3.53 cm, with a thickness of 0.76 cm.

B. It has a human figure at the center seated on a platform and facing forward.

C. The human figure is surrounded by four wild animals: an elephant and a tiger to its one side, and a water buffalo and a rhinoceros on the other.

I. A & B

II. A & C

III. B &C

IV. All Above

93. British enacted an Act which restricted the freedom of expression and strengthened police powers. Which are statements are not correct in this regard?

A. It was 'The Anarchical and Revolutionary Crimes Act, 1919', a legislative act, passed by the Imperial Legislative Council in 1919. 

B. It was the 'Rowlatt Act' which enabled British government to jail anyone suspected of plotting to overthrow them for two years without trial.


C. The Lord Hardinge was the Governor General and Viceroy of India at that time.

I. A & B

II. B & C

III. A & C

IV. All above

94. The ‘thickness’ of Stratospheric Ozone layer is measured  by

 I. Sieverts

II. IU Units

III. Dobson units

IV. Melson units

95. Which of the following personalities were connected with the system of medicine during the ancient period?

A. Charaka

B. Bhaskara

C. Dhanvantri

D. Susruta


I. A, C & D

II. A & C

III. A, B & C

IV. All Above

96. Which of the following statements are correct regarding “Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana”?

A. The scheme provides for Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category.

B. Under this programme, grants are given for running and maintenance old age homes, day care centres.

C. The scheme extends social assistance for poor households- for the aged, widows, disabled, and in cases of death where the breadwinner has passed away.

D. The scheme is administered by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

I. B & C

II. A & D

III. A, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

97. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Vishwajeet Scheme’?

A. The scheme aimed to help advancement in indigenous tank manufacturing.

B. The scheme aimed to help top IITs to get top league in global rankings.


C. The scheme seeks to provide world class facilities for sports persons. 

I. A only

II. B only

III. C only

IV. None above

98. Which of the following were the important causes of Champaran peasant struggle?

A. The peasants were forced to grow indigo.

B. There was an enormous personal increase in the land rent.

C. The peasants were paid very poor wages.

D. They were forced to allow one male family member to join British force.

I. A, B & C

II. A, C & D

III. A, B & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

99. Which of the following statements are correct about 'LAMO Center' in India?

​A. LAMO is a arts and media center located in Sikkim.


B. LAMO Center has been recipient of UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation​ in the category of 'Award of Distinction'.

C. LAMO aims to revitalize living art forms.

I. A & C

II. C ONLY

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

100. The International Standards for drinking water provides for –

A. For drinking purposes, water should have Fluoride concentration up to 10 ppm.

B. The prescribed upper limit concentration of lead in drinking water is about 100 ppb.

C. The maximum limit of nitrate in drinking water is 50 ppm.

D. The maximum concentration of Copper recommended in water 3.0 ppm.

I. A & B

II. A, C & D

III. C & D

IV. B, C & D

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