FREE COACHING


www.roadtoias.com

                            

UPSC CSE PRELIMS 2022: MOCK TEST 1

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)


[Answers are given at the end of Mock Test]

1. UNSC Resolution 2615 is related to which of the following?


​A. It permitted sanctions against the Taliban. 


B. It permitted a carveout in sanctions against the Taliban to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.


​C. It calls on all parties to Afghanistan to respect human rights and observe international humanitarian law.​


I. A Only


II. B Only


III. A & C


IV. B & C


2. Which of the following combinations of Government schemes and concerned department / activity match?

A. Swavalamban: To provide banking facility to all citizens 


B. Swabhiman: Pension


C. Udisha: Child Care


D.Hriday: Urban Development



I. A, B & C


II. A & B


III. C & D


IV. A, C & D

3. Which of the  following statements are not correct about Jute?


A. Jute cultivation needs a plain black soil and standing water.

B. A decoction of the roots and unripe fruits is used in the treatment of dysentery.

C. Jute fibre is 100% bio-degradable and cannot be recyclable.


I. B Only

II. A & B

III. C Only

IV. B & C

4.  Alkaloids have a wide range of pharmacological activities. Match the following alkaloids with their usage in diseases.

A. antimalarial                                         i. morphine

B. antiasthma                                          ii. ephedrine

C. anticancer                                           iii. homoharringtonine

D. analgesic                                             iv. Quinine

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

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

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

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

5.  Which of the following statements are correct about Volcanoes?

A. There are a few volcanoes that occur inside water, along the seabed or ocean floor.


B. The asthenosphere is the chief source of magma that finds its way to the surface during volcanic eruptions.


C. About 5% of active volcanoes occur at the plate subduction zones and at the mid-oceanic ridges.

D. Basalt Volcano is the most explosive type of volcano.


E. Volcanic eruptions mostly occur at destructive and constructive borders.

I. A, B & E

II. A, B & C

III. A, B, D & E

IV. B, C & D

6. Consider the following statements about 'Era of extremism in the Indian National Movement'.


A.  Era of extremism in the Indian National Movement was covered the period from 1905 tp 1921.

B. The leaders during era of extremism drew inspirations from contemporary nationalist movements in Ireland, Persia and Turkey.


C. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was one the prominent leader of extremist phase.

I. A & B

II. B & C

III. A & C

IV. all above

7. Which of the following facts are correct about Ashoka Pillars?

A. The Ashoka’s pillar edicts are mainly monolithic.

B. Ashoka’s cylindrical pillars taper downward.

C. The capital of Ashoka pillar with the four lions of Sanchi has become the State Emblem of India.

D. All these pillars were meant to commemorate the victory in a war visit of Ashoka to those places.

I. A & B

II. A & D

III. A, B & D

IV. A, B & C

8. Which of the following statements are correct?

A. The length of the tropical years is decreasing very slowly due to small, progressive changes in the earth’s rotational speed.

B. 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.

I. A only

II. B Only

III. None Above

IV. Both above

9. 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

10. 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

11. What is true about Presbyopia?

A. It is a condition associated with aging of the eye.

B.  It results in progressively worsening ability to focus clearly on distant objects.

C. It is due to hardening of the lens of the eye causing the eye to focus light behind rather than on the retina.

I. A only

II. B & C

III. A & C

IV. all above

12. Which of the following statements are correct about Voting in India?

A. The villagers of Chini in Himachal Pradesh became the first to cast votes in India’s first general election.

B. India’s first general election was held in 1949.

C. The voting age of elections to the Lok Sabha and to the Legislative Assemblies of States were lowered from 21 years to 18 years through Sixty-first Amendment of the Constitution of India.


D. In PUCL vs. Union of India, the Supreme Court directed the use of NOTA in the context of direct elections to the Lok Sabha and the respective state assemblies.  

I. A & C

II. A, B & C

III. A, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

13.  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.

D. The Union Public Service Commission shall be consulted on all disciplinary matters affecting a person serving under the Government of India or the Government of a State in a civil capacity.

I. A, C & D

II. C & D

III. A & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

14. Consider the following statements.

A. The 38th Parallel divided erstwhile North and South Vietnam.


B. Durrand Line is International boundary lines between India and Pakistan.

C. Oder–Neisse line is the international line between Poland and Germany

D. Maginot Line separates France from Germany.


E. 17th Parallel is the international boundary line between North Korea and South Korea.

Which of the above statements are correct?

I. A, B, C & E

II. A, C & E

III. C & D

IV. A, C & D

15. Consider the following statements about the 'landforms'.

A. The highest landform on Earth is a mountain.

B. Tectonic plate movement under the Earth can create landform.

C. Buttes and canyons are one of the major landforms.

D. Landforms cannot exist under water.

Which of the above are correct?

I. A & D

II. A, B & C

III. A & B

IV. ALL ABOVE

16. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Chalukya dynasty?

A. It  was an Indian royal dynasty that ruled large parts of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th centuries.

B. The earliest dynasty, known as the “Badami Chalukyas”, ruled from Vatapi.

C. Inscriptions in Sanskrit and Marathi are the main source of information about Badami Chalukya history.

I. A & B

II. B ONLY

III. A ONLY

IV. B & C

17. What is true about All India Muslim League ?

A. All India Muslim League was founded in 1906 to safeguard the rights of Indian Muslims.

B. All India Muslim League was formed with the help of Mohammed Ali Jinnah.

C. All India Muslim League adopted self-government for India as its goal in 1913.

D. As per Lucknow pact, the Congress agreed to separate electorates for Muslims in provincial council elections and for weightage in their favour (beyond the proportions indicated by population) in all provinces. 

I. A & C

II. C & D

III. B, C & D

IV. A, B & C

18. Which of the following statements are correct about asymmetric cryptography?

A. It requires two keys - one for encryption and other for decryption. 

B.  In this cryptography, a robust authentication is not possible.


C. Asymmetric cryptography is vulnerable to Man-In-The-Middle attacks.


I. A & C

II. B & C

III. A Only

IV. C Only

19. Which of the following statements are true about Indian 'Interim Budget'?

A. An Interim Budget is presented by a government that is going through a transition period.


B. It is presented by a government in its last year in office ahead of general elections.

C. An Interim Budget is similar to a Union Budget.


​D. The Constitution gives the government the power to make changes in the tax regime in the interim budget.


I. A & D

II. A, B & C

III. B, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

20. Which of the following represents the examples of impacts of climate change?

A. Earlier Flowering of plants

B. Agriculture productivity

C. Glacier Retreat

D. Sea level rise

I. A, B & C

II. B, C & D

III. A, C & D

IV. All above

21. Consider the following statements about Polymers?

A. Rubber and Resin are Natural Polymer.


B. Polycarbonate is a polymer and it is used for making eyeglasses.


C. Polyamide polymers are not durable. 


D. Polyurethanes are used for making washable and long lasting mattresses.

I. A, B & C

II. B & C

III. C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

22. Air Quality Index (AQI) of 301-400 indicate what level of pollution in the air in India?

I. Poor

II.  Moderate

III.Very Poor

IV. Severe

23. Consider the following statements. 


A. India broke into the top 10 list of agricultural produce exporters in 2019 according to a World Trade Organization (WTO) report on the trends in world agricultural trade in the past 25 years.


B. India has a sizeable share in the export of rice, cotton, soya beans and meat.

Which of the above statements are correct?


I. A Only


II. B Only


III. None above


IV. Both Above

24.  Which of the following statements are correct about ‘HAECHI-II’?


​A.‘HAECHI-II’ is codename for the operation  undertaken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


​B. It is a part of a crackdown on cyber-enabled financial crime.


C. It is aimed to share the intelligence about terrorist activities among countries.


I. A Only


II. B Only


III. A & B


IV. A & C 


25. Which of the following statements are correct about “Depositors First: Guaranteed Time-bound Deposit Insurance Payment.


A. It will guarantee deposits up to Rs. 3 Lakhs.


B. Deposit insurance covers all bank deposits such as savings, fixed, current and recurring deposits except the d
eposits in State, Central and Primary cooperative banks, functioning in States/Union Territories. 


I. A Only

II. B Only

III. None above

IV. Both Above


26. World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice that which includes efforts to tackle of the following issues?


A. Gender Equality

B. Poverty

C. Unemployment

D. Human rights and social protections.


I. A, B & D


II. A & D


III. A, B & C


IV. All Above



27. NITI Aayog has signed a 'Statement of Intent' with United Nations World Food Program (WFP). Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?


​A. It focuses on mainstreaming of pulses.


​B. It supports the idea of India's lead role using the opportunity of 2023 as an International Year of Millets.

I. A Only     


II. B Only       


III. Both Above     


IV. None Above 

28. Which of the following statements are correct about Sangam Age?

A. Sangam age corresponds to post Gupta period.

B. In the Sangam age, the most common form of Government was hereditary monarchy.


C. During Sangam period, the handicraft included weaving and making of ornaments using beads, stones and ivory.

D. Avvaiyar, Nachchellaiyar, and Kakkaipadiniyar were the women poets who flourished and contributed to Tamil literature.


I.  A, B & C

II. B, C & D

III. B & C

IV. A, C & D


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

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

B. AG is appointed by the Supreme Court  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. A, C & D

III.A, B & C

IV. All above


30. Match the following economic terms with their meaning.

A. Oligopoly

B. Monopsony

C. Monopoly

D. Call Money

i. Loan made for a very short period

ii. Single buyer buying product being unique

iii. Existence of few sellers and few products

iv. Single seller single product

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

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

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

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

31. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Black Carbon'?

A. Black carbon consists of impure carbon in several linked forms. 

B. It is a component of fine particulate matter (PM ≤ 2.5 µm in aerodynamic diameter ).

C. It is emitted in both anthropogenic and naturally occurring soot.


D. Black Carbon upsets the monsoon and quicken glacier melt.


E. Aeroplanes may be ejecting significant amounts of black carbon. 

I. A, B & C

II. B, C & D

III. B, C, D & E

IV. A, C, D & E

32. What is true about 'Ashgabat Agreement'?


A. It envisages facilitation of transit and transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.


B. It is the first Arab-Israeli peace deal in 26 years and signed between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain and mediated by the USA. 


C. It is a 'New Quad' which India has formed by teaming with United States (US), United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel. 


D.  India, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Oman, Kazakhstan and Pakistan are its members. 


I. A & D

II. A, C & D

III. A & B

IV. A Only

33. Which of the following statements are correct regarding  on ‘Right to Privacy’ as per court judgements?

A. In 2017, the Right to Privacy was declared a fundamental right by the Supreme Court in its landmark verdict of Justice KS Puttaswamy (Retd) and Anr vs Union of India.


​B. Right to privacy can be curtailed by procedure established by law or by legislation.

C. The fundamental right to privacy is not equivalent to an absolute right to privacy.

I. B & C

II. A & B

III. A & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

34. 1. Consider the following statement about classification / definition of MSMEs.


​A. The new criterion of MSME is based on the Investment Amount and Turnover of the enterprise.


B. Exports turnover is included while computing the turnover of the MSME enterprises. 


C. In the new definition of MSME, there is a distinction between manufacturing and service MSMEs.​​


D. ​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?


I. A, C & D


II. A & D


III. B, C & D


IV. B & C

35. Which of the statements are correct regarding Rohingya crisis?

A. As per Myanmar Citizen Law, only those Rohingyas who have come to Myanmar before 1982 are eligible for eligible for citizenship.


B. Lakhs of Rohingyas have fled Myanmar and three fourth of them seeking refuge in Bangladesh and India. 

C. The Rohingyas are not recognized  by Myanmar government as official ethnic group. 

I. B & C

II. A & B

III. A  & C

IV. All Above

36. Consider the following statements about 'Swami Vivekananda’. 

A. Vivekananda in his youth was fascinated by the agnostic Western schools of philosophy.


B. He had actively worked from 1881-1884 with Band Of Hope that helped youth to stay away from harmful habits like smoking and drinking. 


C. With the help of a Harvard Professor, John Henry Wright, Swami Vivekananda’s spoke about Hinduism and his practices in the monastery in India at the Parliament Of Religions that took place in September of 1893 in New York.  

D. ‘Awake, arise and stop after the goal is reached’ is one of the famous quotes of swami Vivekananda.


Which of the above statements are correct in this regard?

I. A & B

II. C & D

III. A, B & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

37. Which of the following statements are correct about  Sunderbans?

A. Sundarbans is a mangrove area in the delta formed by the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.

B. The dominant mangrove species Heritiera fomes which is locally known as sundari khalasi. 

C. The Sundarbans area is one of the most sparsely populated area in the world.


D. Indian Sundarbans were considered endangered in a 2020 assessment under the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems framework.

I. A, B & C

II. A & D

III. A, B & D

IV. B & C

38. A State Government is building a military school in the name of Sangoli Rayanna. Which of the following statements are correct in this regard?


A. It is the State Government of Kerala who is building a military school in the name of Sangoli Rayanna at a cost of Rs 180 crores and it 
will be administrated by the Ministry of Defence, GOI.

​B. Sangoli Rayanna was the Shetsanadi of the Kittur kingdom and he fought against the Doctrine of Lapse along side Rani Chennamma till his death.​


I. A Only

II. B Only

III. None Above

IV. All Above

39. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘Partition of Bengal’?

A. Bengal was the biggest province of British India and included Bihar and parts of Orissa when Viceroy Curzon partitioned Bengal in 1909.


B. The British government separated East Bengal and merged it with Assam.


C. Militant nationalism emerged as a result of Partition of Bengal.

D.  Only the Radicals of the Congress, as they may be called – opposed the partition.  


E. The struggle that unfolded after partition of Bengal came to be known as the Swadeshi movement.

I. A, B & C

II. A, B & D

III. B, C & E 

IV. A, B, D & E

40. Kerala has established the country's first graphene innovation center. What is true about 'Graphene'?


A. Graphene is a semiconductor with a zero-gap. 


B. Graphene is a material with least electrical conductivity and chemical resilience.

C. Graphene can replace indium and lower the price of an Organic Light Emitting Diode.


I. A & C

II. B & C

III. A & B

IV. ALL ABOVE

41. Consider the following statements about 'Dugong'.


A. Dugong is also known as Sea Horse.


B. It is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.


C. They are protected in India under Schedule 1 of the Indian Wildlife Act 1972 which bans the killing and purchasing of dugong meat.


D. A Conservation Reserve has been proposed to be come up in northern part of Palk Bay in Kerala. 


Which of the above statements are correct?

I. A, B & C

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. B, C & D

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

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

B. The Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act, 1993 is one of the major law that apply to the Logistic industry and it aims at balancing the interests of the operators and the cargo owners.


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

I. B Only

II. A & B

III. A & C

IV. B & C

43. Which of the statements are correct about Preamble of Indian Constitution?

A. Preamble is an integral part of the Constitution.

B. It sets out the guiding purpose and principles of the document.

C. Preamble reveals that the source of the authority of the Indian Constitution is the People of India. 


D. The term ‘Socialist’ was added in the Preamble by the 42nd Amendment in 1976.

I. A, B & D

II. B, C & D

III. A, B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

44. The Bio-Carbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL)  seeks to promote which of the following?


A. reduced greenhouse gas emissions from the land sector, including REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation)


B. sustainable agriculture


C. land use planning and policies

I. A & C

II. A & B

III. A Only

IV. ALL ABOVE

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

A. It is a famous pilgrimage and archaeological site in Odisha.

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

C. A museum has been found at the site to exhibit most of the antiquities unearthed from the excavation which include stone sculptures, plaques of the human figure, decorated tiles of floral and geometric designs, etc.

I. B only

II.  B & C

III. A & B

IV. ALL ABOVE

46. Which of the following statements are correct about 'General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Act, 2021'?


A. It relinquishes control of the insurer by the central government related to powers over its management or policy decisions.


B. It removes Section 10 B of the old Act to scrap the 75% requirement.

C. It excludes capital redemption and annuity certain business from the definition of general insurance business Under the Insurance Act. 


I. C only

II.  B & C

III. A Only

IV. A & B

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

A. High capital formation

B. lack of infrastructure

C. supply not able to cater the demand 

D. pressure of population


E. Presence of welfare nets

I. A, C & E 

II. B, C & D

III. A, B & D

IV. B, C, D & E

48. Which of the following are the rights of the accused as provided in the constitution?

A. no person would be punished for the same offence more than once.

B. no law shall declare any action as illegal from a backdate.

C. no person shall be asked to give evidence against himself or herself.

I. A & B

II. B & C

III. A & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

49. Match the following Mahajanapadas with their capitals.

A. Avanti                       i. Viratnagar

B. Magadh                    ii. Ujjain

C. Matsya                     iii. Sharvasti

D. Kosala                      iv. Rajagriha

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

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

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

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

50. e-RaKAM portal is about –


II. This digital initiative is related to skill development.

III. This portal aims to provide a platform to sell agricultural produce.

IV. The portal provides a single platform to the artisans to sell their products.

51. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Planets?

A. A Planet is a celestial body that is in orbit around the Sun,

B. Saturn is an Inner Planet.

C. Uranus is green Planet.

D. Six of the planets are orbited by one or more natural satellites.

I. A, B & C

II. A & C

III. A, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

52. Which of the following statements are correct regarding Platelets?

A. Platelets have a life span of about 8 to 10 days.

B. Platelets are cell fragments produced from megakaryocytes and are nucleated.


C. The main function of platelets is to contribute to hemostasis.

D. The normal range for platelets in healthy person is 150,000 to 450,000 per cubic millimetre.


I. A & C

II. A, C & D

III. A, B & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

53. What is true about Article 51A (K) of Constitution?

A. It is one of principle enshrined in Directive Principle of State Policy.

B. It is one of the fundamental duties indicated in Part IV (A) of the constitution.

C. 86th Amendment Act has inserted Article 51A (K).

D. It is regarding providing for educational opportunities to child between 6 to 14 years by the parent.

I. A & C

II. B, C & D

III. A, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

54. Jangama or wandering monks belonged to which community?

I. Alvars


II. Lingayats


III. Kabirpanthis


IV. Jogis

55. Consider the following statements.


A. Amir Khusrau composed the prem-akhyan ‘Padmavat’.


B. The Guru, whose compositions were compiled in the Guru Granth Sahib was Guru Tegh Bahadur.


C. The Sufi saint who was addressed as Sultan-ul-mashaikh, by his disciples, was Salim Chishti.


​D. Shaikh Nizamuddin’s hospice comprised several small rooms and a big hall known as jama’at khana.


Which of the above statements are correct?


I. B, C & D

II. A, B & D

III. A & B

IV. B & D

56. Consider the following statements about Biodiversity.

A. The greatest biodiversity is found in Amazonian rain forests in South America.

​B. Sixth Extinction is happening on slower rate as compared to previous extinctions. 

​C. The hotspots of biodiversity conservation are characterized by low endemicity and high threat of extinction

​D. India has 1000 varieties of mango is an example of Genetic Diversity.

Which of the above statements are correct?


I. B & C

II. A Only

III. C & D

IV. A, B & C


57. Which of the following Archeological Sites is / are in India?

A. Napchik

B. Mundigak

C. Mehrgarh

D. Chirand

I. A, B & D

II. C & D

III. A & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

58. Economic Survey 2022 stressed the need for standardised framework for cross border insolvency. Which of the following statements are correct with regard to present situation?


A. Foreign creditors cannot make claims against a domestic company in India. 


B. The Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (IBC) does not allow for automatic recognition of any insolvency proceedings in other countries.

I. A Only

II. B Only

III. Both Above

IV. Both Above


59. Consider the following statements about 'Consuls'.

A. A consul, who is also a diplomat, is an official residing in a foreign country in order to protect the interests of citizens from his country. 


B. A counsel is accredited like an ambassador, to officially represent a government in its relations with other governments.

C. Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 (VCCR) is an international treaty that defines the guidelines for consular relations between the independent countries.


Which of the above statements are correct?

I. A & C

II. A Only

III. A & B

IV. None Above


60. Which of the following are true for a Money Bill?

A. A Money Bill may only be introduced in Lok Sabha, on the recommendation of the President.

B. It must be passed in Lok Sabha by a two third majority of all members present and voting.

C. After being passed by Lok Sabha, it is sent to the Rajya Sabha for its recommendations, which Lok Sabha may reject if it chooses to.

I. A & B

II. A & C

III. A ONLY

IV. ALL ABOVE

61. Which of the following combinations of subjects related to environment in the seventh schedule of the Constitution and are correct?

A. Regulation and development of oil fields and mineral oil resources : Union List

B. Forests : Central List

C. Protection against pest and prevention of plant diseases : State List

D. Protection of wild animals and birds : Concurrent List

I. A, B & C

II. C & D

III. A, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

62. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Rapid Antigen Test'?


​A. It seeks to detect the antibodies produced by the body.


​B. It is a point-of-care test.


C. It helps in accomplishing the aim of mass surveillance.


I. A & C

II. B & C

III. A & B

IV. All Above


63. What is true about Vande Matram?

A. It is a poem composed by Rabindranath Tagore in 1870s.

B. This poem found place in a novel named ‘Anandamath’.

C. It was first sung in a political context by Rabindranath Tagore at the 1896 session of the Indian National Congress.


D. The first three verses of the song were adopted as the national song of India.

I. B & C

II. C & D

III. A, C & D

IV. A, B & C


64. What is true about ‘Minsky moment’?

A. The term was coined by Paul McCulley of PIMCO to describe the 1998 Russian financial crisis.

B. A Minsky moment is a sudden major collapse of asset values.

C. A Minsky moment is a sudden devaluation of currency.

D. The cash generated by their assets is no longer sufficient to pay off the debt they took on to acquire them.

I. A, B & D

II. B, C & D

III. A & C

IV. ALL ABOVE.

65. Which of the following are functions of NABARD?

A. The formation of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was approved by the Parliament through Act 61 of 1981.

B. Producers Organisation Development Fund (PODF) is a NABARD's initiative to producer organizations (POs)

C. NABARD provides recommendations to Reserve Bank of India on issue of licenses to Cooperative Banks

D. NABARD also act as subsidy channelising agency for some schemes of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.


I. A, B & D

II. B, C & D

III. A & C

IV. ALL ABOVE.

66. A new initiative called ‘Startup School’ has been launched recently. What is true about this?


A. Ministry of Education has launched a new initiative named ‘Startup School' and it aims to establish the kinder-garden schools across India.


B. Google has launched a new initiative named ‘Startup School with the objective to train start-up founders and their teams.


C. It is a virtual programme that provides a series of free virtual courses.


I. A ONLY

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. C Only

67. Consider the following statements about 'Generalized System Of Preferences Trade Privilege'.


A. It is a U.S. trade preference program that promotes economic growth and development in the developing world. 


B. It includes agricultural products including animal husbandry, meat and fisheries and handicraft products.


C. India is having this privilege since June, 2019. 

I. B & C

II. B Only

III. A & B

IV. ALL ABOVE


68. Consider the following statements on ‘The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR)’.

A. It recognizes that UN member State has primary role to reduce disaster risk.

B. It is compulsory and binding treaty for UN members.

C. The Sendai Framework is a successor instrument to the Hyogo Framework for Action.

Which of the above are correct?

I. A & C

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE


69. Consider the following historical facts. Which of the following is/are correct?

A. Ashvagosha lived during the Kushana period.

B. Vikramaditya was Chandra Gupta II.

C. Vathapi was the capital of the Pallavas.

D. Ashoka was the first king in the world who introduced prohibition

I. A, B & D

II. B, C & D

III. A, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE


70. Which of the following statements are correct about Ashfaqulla Khan?

A. He was an important member of the Azad Hind Fauj.


B. He along with his associates executed the train decoity at Kakori.

C. Ashfaqulla Khan used to write Urdu poems using the pen name of Varasi and Hazarat ‘.

I.  B & C

II. A & B

III. A & C

IV. ALL ABOVE


71. Match the following.

​1.  Wave height : It is the vertical distance from the bottom of a trough to the top of a crest of a wave.

​2. Wave amplitude : It is one-half of the wave height.

3. Wavelength : It is the horizontal distance between two successive crests.

​4. Wave crest : The highest points of a wave are called the crest.

a. It is the horizontal distance between two successive crests.

b. It is one-half of the wave height.

c. It is the vertical distance from the bottom of a trough to the top of a crest of a wave.

d. The highest points of a wave are called the crest.

I. 1-b, 2-c, 3-a, 4-d

II. 1-c, 2-b, 3-a, 4-d

III. 1-b, 2-c, 3-d, 4-a

IV. 1-c, 2-d, 3-a, 4-b

72. World Day of Social Justice is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice that which includes efforts to tackle of the following issues?


A. Gender Equality

B. Poverty

C. Unemployment

D. Human rights and social protections.

I. A & B

II. A, B & C

III. A, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

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

A. The Rajya Sabha represents the States of India.

B. It is an indirectly elected body.

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

D. It is called the permanent House of the Parliament, however when the Lok Sabha is dissolved and elections are yet to take place, the meeting of the Rajya Sabha cannot be called.

I. A & B

II. C & D

III. A, B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

74. Which of the following are the characteristics central to capitalism?

A.  Private property

B. Wage labor

C. Voluntary exchange

D. Competitive markets.

I. A & B

II. A, B & C

III. B, C & D

IV. ALL ABOVE

75. Which of the following statements are true about South China Sea?

A. The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Indian Ocean.

B. Vietnam is one of the country which borders South China Sea.

C. The sea carries tremendous strategic importance; one-third of the world’s shipping passes through it.

D. It has huge oil and gas reserves believed to lie beneath its seabed.

I. A, B & C

II. A & B

III. B, C & D

I. ALL ABOVE

76. Consider the following statements about 'Healthy States, Progressive India'.


A. It is NITI's report on the financial status of States and their contribution in GDP for India. 


B. It is NITI's 'States Health Index' report; ranks states and Union territories innovatively on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes( period 2018–19 to 2019–20.).


C. It is based on indicators grouped into the domains of Health Outcomes, Governance and Information, and Key Inputs/Processes. 


D. It is based on indicators grouped into the domains of Financial Outcomes, Governance and Information, and Key Inputs/Processes. 


I. B & C

II. A & B

III. C & D

I. NONE ABOVE


77. Which of the changes were made in the constitution by 42nd Amendment?

A. It changed the description of India from a “sovereign democratic republic” to a “sovereign, socialist secular democratic republic”.

B. It changed the words “unity of the nation” to “unity and security of the nation”.

C. The Constitution (Forty-second amendment) Act, 1976, was enacted during the Emergency.

I. A & C

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

78. What is true about Commonwealth of Nations?

A. It was formally constituted by the London Declaration in 1949.

B. All the member states as “free and equal”.

C. Queen Elizabeth II is the Head of all the Commonwealth States.

D. Member states have legal obligation to one another.

I. A & B

II. C & D

III. A, B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

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

I. A & B

II. A, B & D

III. A, B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

80. What is true about a geographical indication (GI)?

A.  GI is governed by WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).


B.  GIs are not covered as an element of IPRs, under Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.


C. GI-branded goods possess a recall value amongst consumers. 

D. The issue of GI tag protect livelihoods and encourage employment.

E.  Assam tea became the first GI tagged product in India.

I. A, B & E

II. A, C & D

III. B, C & D

IV. A, B, D & E

81. Consider the following statements.

A. The aim of GDI and GEM measurements was to add a gender-sensitive dimension to the Human Development Index (HDI).

B.  GDI is the HDI (Human development index) however taking into consideration gender inequalities.

C. 
The Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) is a measure of inequalities between men’s and women’s opportunities in a country. 


D. The GDI is meant to be a measure of relative well being.

Which of the above statements are correct?

I. A, B & C

II. A & C

III. B, C & D

IV. All Above

82. Consider the following statements.

A. Forests influence the water cycle.

B. Soils help forests to grow and regenerate.

C. Forest protects the soil from erosion.

D. Nitrification is the artificial oxidation, a process carried out to transforms soil ammonia into nitrates.  

Which of the above statements are correct?

I. A & B

II. A, B & D

III. A, B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE


83. Climate of a place depends upon which of the following factors?


A. Latitude

B. Axis of inclination of Earth

C. Revolution of earth

D. Rotation speed of earth 


I. A, C & D

II. A, B & D

III. A, B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

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

A. Neural Network is a tool that is not used in AI.


B. In AI, Perl is most commonly used language. 

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


D. Amazon Alexa is an example of Artificial Intelligence. 

I. A & B

II. C & D

III. A, B & C

IV. B, C & D

85. Consider the following statements.

A. Disguised Unemployment is primarily traced in the organized sectors of India.


B. The industrial development had adverse effects on cottage and small industries.


C.  Mobility of labour in India is low.


D. 'Neither seeking nor available for work' is one of the activity status of an individual on which National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) defines employment and unemployment.


Which of the above statements are correct?

I. A & B

II. B, C & D

III. B & D

IV. A, C & D

86. Which of the following are characteristics of the Gandhara School of Art?

A. The specimens were mostly prepared in stone, terracotta and clay.

B. Polishing the statues is an important feature of this art.

C. The technique used in making the statues was Persian.

I. A ONLY

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

87. Which of the following statements are correct about Arctic Circle?

A. 
The Arctic Circle passes through North America.

B. Land within the Arctic Circle is supports less life most other biomes.

C. The Arctic Ocean is located outside the Arctic Circle and surrounds the North Pole.

I.  B ONLY

II. A & B

III. B & C

IV. A & C

88. Recently, a batch of petitions seeking criminalisation of marital rape, has been filled in the Delhi High Court. Which of the following statements are correct about 'Martial Rape'?


A. The grounds for “marital immunity” for rape prosecution have emerged from the patriarchal discourse in society in India.


​B. Section 375 deals with the marital rape Exception.


I.  A Only

II. B Only

III. None Above

IV. Both Above

89. 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


D. Health Index


E. Governance

I. A, B & C

II. B, C & E

III. A, B, C & D

IV. A, C, D & E


90. What is true about Project 75I?


​A.  It relates to Kalvari-class of submarine for the Indian Navy.

B. Project 75I is connected to indigenous Arjun Tank production in India.

​C. Project 75I is implemented under the Strategic Partnership model.

I.  B & C

II. C ONLY

III. A & C

IV. A & B

91. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘No Confidence Motion’ in Indian context?

A. There is no mention of a no-confidence motion in the constitution.

B. 50 members are required to give a written notice of before ‘No Confidence Motion’.

C. There is a need to give reason/s for moving ‘No Confidence Motion’.

I. A ONLY

II. C ONLY

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

92. Which of the following statements are correct about ‘official language’?

A. The Constitution of India designates the official language of the Government of India as Hindi written in the Devanagari script.

B. English language is included in the Eighth Schedule.

C. As per 92nd Constitutional amendment 2003, four new languages –Dogri, Maithili, Santali and Bodo were added to the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution.

I.  A & B

II. A & C

III. B & C

IV. ALL ABOVE

93. Which of the following are the engines that drive PM GatiShakti as indicated in Union Budget 2021-22?

A. Railways


B. Banks


C. Health Infrastructure


D. Mass Transport


E. Logistics Infrastructure.


I.  A, D & E

II. A, B & C

III. B, C, D & E

IV. A, B, D & E

94. Which of the following statements are correct about The Aditya-L1 mission?

A. It will be India’s second dedicated scientific mission to study sun.

B. The satellite will be launched 1.5 million kilometres from Earth to L 1 Lagrangian, a position between the Earth and the Sun
where the gravitational pull of both bodies on the satellite will be nil to keep the satellite in orbit.


C. It will take image of sun’s magnetic field from space for very first time in world.

D. It is expected to capture close-ups of sun uninterrupted by eclipses for years.


I. A & B

II. A, B & C

III. C & D

IV. A, C & D

95. What is true about G 5 network?


A. The 5G network will operate in the millimetre-wave spectrum (30-300 GHz).


B. It can send large amounts of data at very high speeds as the frequency is very low, and it experiences little interference from surrounding signals.


C. It has higher latency which is predicted to be below 10 milliseconds.

I. A & B

II. B & C

III. A ONLY


IV. C Only

96. Consider the following statements about 'Hate Speech'.


A. 267th Report of the Law Commission of India describes as to 'What constitute a hate speech'.


B. The context of the speech plays an important role in determining whether that particular instance amounts to hate speech.


C. Section 295A of the IPC punishes acts that cause enmity and hatred between two groups.

I. A & B

II. C ONLY

III. A & C

IV ALL ABOVE

97. Consider the following statements about Rivers. Which are the correct ones?

A. Ganga is the Longest River of Asia

B. Nile lies in African Continent.

C. River Brahmaputra flows into Bhutan.

D. Zaire river crosses the equator two times.

I. A & C

II. A, B & D

III. B & D

IV ALL ABOVE

98. Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 deals with -


I. changes in existing limit for purchase of Electoral Bonds. 


II. linking of electoral roll data and voter ID cards with the Aadhaar ecosystem.  


III. need to publish the criminal records of contesting candidates in local newspapers.


IV. increase of expenditure ceiling for contesting candidates of General Assemblies.  

99.   Which of the following statements about the types of hydrogen are correct?


A. Brown hydrogen is produced using coal where the emissions are released to the air.


B. ​ Grey hydrogen is produced from natural gas where the emissions are captured using carbon capture and storage.


C. ​Green Hydrogen is produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using an electrolyzer powered by renewable energy sources such as wind and solar.


D. Blue hydrogen is produced from natural gas, where the associated emissions are released to the air.


I. A & C

II. A, B & C

III. B, C & D

IV A, C & D

​​
100. Which of the following statements are correct with reference to a new study, on cropland area across the world from 2003 to 2019?  


A. According to a new study, cropland area across the world increased 9% and cropland Net Primary Production (NPP) by 25% from 2003-2019.


B. ​The largest cropland expansion was observed in Africa South Asia.


I. A Only

II. B Only

III. None Above

IV. Both Above


ANSWERS


1. IV

2. III (A. Swavalamban: Pension ; B. Swabhiman: To provide banking facility to all citizens )

3. I (A. Jute cultivation needs a alluvial soil and standing water.; C. Jute fibre is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable.)

4. II

5. I (C. About 95% of active volcanoes occur at the plate subduction zones and at the mid-oceanic ridges.; D. Basalt Volcano is the least explosive type of volcano.)

6. II (A.  Era of extremism in the Indian National Movement was covered the period from 1905 tp 1918.)

7. II (B. Ashoka’s cylindrical pillars taper upward. ; C-The capital of Ashoka pillar with the four lions of Sarnath, has become the State Emblem of India.)

8. IV

9. II (A-Consideration of Demands for Grants; C- Consideration of Annual Reports)

10. IV

11. III (B-It results in progressively worsening ability to focus clearly on close objects.)

12. III (B-India’s first general election was held in 1951-52.)

13. II (A-The Chairman of Union Public Service Commission is appointed by President and Chairman of State Public Service Commissions are appointed by concerned State Governor; B-A member of a Union shall hold office for a term of six years till the age of 65 years and in case of State Public Service Commission till the age of 62years.)

14. III (A. The 17th parallel divided erstwhile North and South Vietnam.; B-Durrand Line is International boundary lines between Pakistan and Afganistan; 38th Parallel is the international boundary line between North Korea and South Korea.)

15. III (C-Buttes and canyons are one of the minor landforms; D-Landforms can exist under water)

16. I (C-Inscriptions in Sanskrit and Kannada are the main source of information about Badami Chalukya history.)

17. I(B -All India Muslim League was formed with the help of Syed Ahmad Khan.; D. As per Lucknow pact, the Congress agreed to separate electorates for Muslims in provincial council elections and for weightage in their favour (beyond the proportions indicated by population) in all provinces except the Punjab and Bengal, where they gave some ground to the Hindu and Sikh minorities.)

18. I (B.  In this cryptography, a robust authentication is also possible.)

19. IV

20. IV

21. II (A. Rubber is a Natural Polymer but Resin is synthetic polymer.; C. Polyamide polymers are quite durable.)

22. III

23. IV

24. II (A.‘HAECHI-II’ is codename for the operation  undertaken by the INTERPOL.)

25. III ​(A. It will guarantee deposits up to Rs.5 Lakh; C. Deposits in State, Central and Primary cooperative banks, functioning in States/Union Territories are covered.)

26. IV

27. II (A. It focuses on mainstreaming of millets.)

28. II. (A. Sangam age corresponds to pre Gupta period.)

29. II. (B. AG is appointed by the President  under article 76 of the constitution.)

30. I

31. III (A. Black carbon consists of impure carbon in several linked forms.)

32. I

33. IV

34. II. [B. Exports turnover is excluded while computing the turnover of the MSME enterprises.; C. In the new definition of MSME, there is a no distinction between manufacturing and service MSMEs.​]​

35. I (A. As per Myanmar Citizen Law, only those Rohingyas who have come to Myanmar before 1982 are eligible for eligible for citizenship.)

36. I (C. With the help of a Harvard Professor, John Henry Wright, Swami Vivekananda’s spoke about Hinduism and his practices in the monastery in India at the Parliament of Religions that took place in September of 1893 in Chicago.; ‘Arise, awake and do not stop until the goal is reached’ is one of the famous quotes of swami Vivekananda.)

37. III (B. The dominant mangrove species Heritiera fomes which is locally known as sundari.; C. The Sundarbans area is one of the most densely populated in the world.)

38. II (A. It is the State Government of Karnataka who is building a military school in the name of Sangoli Rayanna at a cost of Rs 180 crores and it will be administrated by the Ministry of Defence, GOI..)

39. III (A. Bengal was the biggest province of British India and included Bihar and parts of Orissa when Viceroy Curzon partitioned Bengal in 1909. D.  Both the Moderates and the Radicals of the Congress, as they may be called – opposed the partition.)

40. I (B. Graphene is a material with excellent electrical conductivity and chemical resilience.)

41. III (A. Dugong is also known as Sea Cow.; D. A Conservation Reserve has been proposed to be come up in northern part of Palk Bay in Tamil Nadu.)

42. IV (A-Logistics cost in India is very high compared to developed countries. )

43. II (A- Preamble is not an integral part of the Constitution.)

44. IV

45. III (A. It is a famous pilgrimage and archaeological site of North East India and it is located in the state of Assam)

46. I (B. It removes Section 10 B of the old Act to scrap the 51% requirement.; C. It includes capital redemption and annuity certain business from the definition of general insurance business Under the Insurance Act.)

47. II (A. Low capital formation; C. lack of demand; E. Lack of welfare nets)

48. IV

49. I

50. III

51. III (B- Saturn is an Outer Planet.)

52. II (B-B. Platelets are cell fragments produced from megakaryocytes and are Denucleated.)

53. II

54. II

55. I (A. Malik Muhammad Jayasi composed the prem-akhyan ‘Padmavat’.; C. The Sufi saint who was addressed as Sultan-ul-mashaikh, by his disciples, was Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya.)

56. II (II (B. Sixth Extinction is happening on faster rate as compared to previous extinctions.; C. The hotspots of biodiversity conservation are characterized by high endemicity and high threat of extinction.; ​D. India has 1000 varieties of mango is NOT an example of Genetic Diversity.).)

57. III

58. II (A. Foreign creditors can make claims against a domestic company in India.)

59. IV (A. A consul, who is NOT a diplomat, is an official residing in a foreign country in order to protect the interests of citizens from his country.; C. The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 1963 (VCCR) is an international treaty that defines the guidelines for consular relations between the independent countries.)

60. II (B-It must be passed in Lok Sabha by a simple majority of all members present and voting.)

61. III (B. Forests : Concurrent List)

62. II (A. It seeks to detect the virus rather than the antibodies produced by the body.)

63. I (A. It is a poem composed by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya in 1870s.; D. The first two verses of the song were adopted as the national song of India.)

64. I

65. IV

66. III

67. III (C. India had this privilege which was withdrawn in June, 2019.)

68. I (B-It is voluntary and non-binding treaty.)

69. I (C-Vathapi was the capital of the Chalukyas.)

70. I (A. He was an important member of the Hindustan Republican Association.)

71. II

72. IV

73. I (C- Every two years, one third members of the Rajya Sabha complete their term and elections are held for those one third only; D-it is called the permanent House of the Parliament when the Lok Sabha is dissolved and elections are yet to take place, the meeting of the Rajya Sabha can be called.)

74. IV

75. III (A-The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean.)

76. I

77. I (B-It changed the words “unity of the nation” to “unity and integrity of the nation”.)

78. I (C.-Queen Elizabeth II who is the Head of the Commonwealth but not for all the states; D-Member states have no legal obligation to one another.)

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

80. II (B.  GIs are covered as an element of IPRs, under Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. E- Darjeeling tea became the first GI tagged product in India)

81. III (A- The Gender Development Index (GDI) measures differences between male and female achievements in three basic dimensions of human development: health, education and income.)

82. III (D. Nitrification is the biological oxidation, a process carried out by nitrifying bacteria, transforms soil ammonia into nitrates.)

83. III

84. II (A. Neural Network is a tool that is used in AI.; B. In AI, Perl is a not much used language.)

85. III (A. Disguised Unemployment is primarily traced in the unorganized sectors of India.; C.  Mobility of labour in India is low.)

86. II (C. The technique used in making the statues was Greek.)

87. I (A. The Arctic Circle passes through Europe.; C. The Arctic Ocean is located within the Arctic Circle and surrounds the North Pole.)

88. IV

89. I

90. III

91. I (B-Even one member give a written notice of before ‘No Confidence Motion’; C- There is a no need to give reason/s for moving ‘No Confidence Motion’.)

92. II (B-English language is official language but not included in the Eighth Schedule as English is a foreign language.)

93. I

94. III (A. It will be India’s second dedicated scientific mission to study sun.; B. The satellite will be launched 1.5 million kilometres from Earth to L 1 Lagrangian, a position between the Earth and the Sun where the gravitational pull of both bodies on the satellite is equivalent to the centripetal force required to keep the satellite in orbit.)

95. III (B. It can send large amounts of data at very low speeds as the frequency is very low, and it experiences little interference from surrounding signals.; C. It has lower latency which is predicted to be below 10 milliseconds.)

96. I (C. Sections 153A and 153B of the IPC punishes acts that cause enmity and hatred between two groups. Section 295A of the IPC deals with punishing acts which deliberately or with malicious intention outrage the religious feelings of a class of persons.)

97. III (A-Yangtze is the Longest River of Asia; C- River Brahmaputra does not flows into Bhutan.)

98. II

99. I (B. Grey hydrogen is produced from natural gas where the associated emissions are released to the air.; D. Blue hydrogen is produced from natural gas, where the emissions are captured using carbon capture and storage.)

100. I