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GENERAL STUDIES (P) 2017 Test 2135


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1. With reference to the South Asia 4. Which of the following is/are the
Subregional Economic Cooperation consequences of sand mining of the rivers?
(SASEC), consider the following statements: 1. Depletion of the groundwater.
1. It seeks to strengthen multimodal cross- 2. Loss of riparian flora and fauna.
border transport networks that boost
3. Deterioration in water quality.
intraregional trade in East and Southeast
Select the correct answer using the code
Asia.
given below.
2. It works under the aegis of South Asian
(a) 2 only
Association for Regional Cooperation
(SAARC). (b) 1, 2 and 3
Which of the statements given above is/are (c) 1 and 2 only
correct? (d) 2 and 3 only
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only 5. The Indian Press and literature played
(c) Both 1 and 2 important role in the Indian National
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 Movement. Which of the following roles can
be attributed to it?
2. In the context of Banking, which of the 1. Providing a platform for exchange of
following best describes haircut?
political ideas.
(a) It is the difference between the loan
2. Spread of not only modern ideas of self-
amount and the actual value of the asset
government but also revolutionary ideas.
used as collateral.
3. Helped in building a national
(b) It is the reserve requirement that the
commercial banks are required to consciousness among the masses.
maintain in the form of gold and Select the correct answer using the code
government approved securities. given below.
(c) It is a process whereby all new (a) 1 and 2 only
restructured loans are classified as bad (b) 1 and 3 only
loans. (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) It is the downsizing of the banking staff (d) 1, 2 and 3
by restructuring the processes and
reducing the employees.
6. Which of the following can be the effects of
increase in federal interest rate in USA on
3. Which among the following is/are suitable
India?
conditions for the cultivation of Chilli?
1. Strengthening of US Dollar as compared
1. Warm and Humid climate with moderate
to Indian Rupee.
temperature
2. Rainfall greater than 200 cm 2. Decrease in Foreign Portfolio
3. Acidic soil type Investment in India.
Select the correct answer using the code Which of the statements given above is/are
given below. correct?
(a) 1 only (a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
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7. Food Security Information Network (FSIN), 10. Which of the following parliamentary
a global initiative to strengthen food and committees is/are joint committees of both
nutrition security information systems, is a the Houses of the Parliament?
1. Estimates Committee
joint initiative of:
2. Committee on Welfare of SCs and
1. International Fund for Agricultural SCTs.
Development (IFAD) 3. Committee on Empowerment of Women
2. World Food Programme (WFP) Select the correct answer using the code
3. International Food Policy Research given below.
Institute (IFPRI) (a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3 only
4. Food and Agriculture Organization
(c) 2 only
(FAO) (d) 3 only
Select the correct answer using the code
given below. 11. With reference to sessions of Indian National
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only Congress (INC), consider the following
(b) 2, 3 and 4 only pairs:
(c) 3 and 4 only Session Decision
1. Nagpur, 1920 : People in princely
(d) 1 and 4 only
states can enroll for
INC
8. Which among the following is/are accounted 2. Haripura, 1938 : Demand for Purna
for under the Balance of Invisibles in the Swarajya included
Balance of Payments (BoP)? for princely states
1. Remittance from overseas migrants 3. Tripuri, 1939 : No restrain on
congress to lead
2. Export of software services
movement in
3. Foreign Direct Investment in India
princely states
Select the correct answer using the code Which of the pairs given above is/are
given below. correctly matched?
(a) 2 only (a) 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only (b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

12. With reference to Public Financial


9. Which among the following are salt water Management System (PFMS), consider the
lakes in India? following statements:
1. Lonar Lake 1. It is a unified platform for tracking fund
2. Sambhar Lake releases and monitoring utilisation.
2. All public borrowings of central
3. Tso Moriri Lake
government are executed through this.
4. Wular Lake
3. It is being administered by the
Select the correct answer using the code Department of Expenditure.
given below. Which of the statements given above is/are
(a) 1, 2 and 3 only correct?
(b) 1 and 4 only (a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(d) 1, 2 and 3
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13. Surya Kiran-XI, recently seen in news, is 16. Which among the following basins/regions
(a) a national-level joint disaster are associated with established commercial
management exercise. production of crude oil and natural gas in
India ?
(b) a joint military exercise between India
1. Kutch
and Nepal 2. Cambay
(c) a trilateral naval exercise involving the 3. Krishna-Godavari
United States, Japan and India. Select the correct answer using the code
(d) a multilateral amphibious exercise given below.
among almost 35 countries. (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
14. With respect to the Question Hour, consider
(d) 1, 2 and 3
the following statements:
1. An unstarred question requires an oral 17. In context of local urban governments,
answer. consider the following statements regarding
2. A starred question cannot be followed Special Purpose Agencies:
by supplementary questions. 1. These are function based bodies setup to
undertake designated activities only.
3. A short notice question is one that is
2. They are subordinate agencies of the
asked by giving a notice of at least 1 local municipal bodies.
month. Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
correct? (a) 1 only
(a) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(b) 2 only
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) None 18. With reference to Article 22 of the
constitution, which of the following
15. Which among the following is/are recent safeguards are available to the person
government initiatives to facilitate arrested or detained under an ordinary law?
investment and ease of doing business in the 1. He has the right to be informed of the
grounds of his arrest.
country?
2. He has the right to be released after 24
1. Start up India
hours unless the magistrate authorises
2. e-biz mission mode project further detention.
3. Make in India 3. He has the right to be defended by a
Select the correct answer using the code legal practitioner.
given below. Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
(a) 3 only
(a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 2 only (c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3
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19. With reference to the Arctic Council, 22. Recently Ganga and Yamuna have been
consider the following statements: declared as the living entities. In this
1. It is an intergovernmental forum that context, consider the following statements:
aims to address the environmental issues 1. Ganga is the river formed by the
of Arctic region. confluence of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi
2. Its members include only those countries in Uttarakhand.
with territory in Arctic ocean. 2. Yamuna originates from the Yamnotri
3. India is one of the observer states of the glacier in Himachal Pradesh.
Council. 3. Yamuna is the right bank tributary of
Which of the statements given above is/are Ganga.
correct? Which of the statements given above are
(a) 1 only correct?
(b) 1 and 3 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 (b) 2 and 3 only
(d) 3 only (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

20. These are thick, low and compact layer


23. Consider the following statements regarding
clouds of dark color. They are found very
Forest classification in India:
close to the ground surface. They are
1. Forest area refers to any geographic area
associated with rain, snow and sleet but are
recorded as forest in government
not accompanied by lightning, thunder or
records.
hailstorm.
2. Forest cover includes any land with
Which among the following type of cloud is
100% tree canopy density.
described by the above passage?
Which of the statements given above is / are
(a) Cirro stratus clouds
correct?
(b) Cumulo nimbus clouds
(a) 1 only
(c) Nimbo-stratus clouds
(b) 2 only
(d) Alto-Stratus
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
21. Which of the following grounds have been
provided by the Constitution for the
24. Which of the following statements is/are
disqualification of a Member of the correct regarding the Shimla Deputation?
Parliament? 1. It was led by Syed Ahmed Khan.
1. Unsound mind. 2. It demanded joint electorate for the
2. Conviction resulting in imprisonment for Muslims.
two or more years. 3. The demand for separate nation for
3. Punished for preaching and practicing Muslims was proposed for the first time
untouchability. by this deputation.
Select the correct answer using the code Select the correct answer using the code
given below. given below.
(a) 1 and 3 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 only (b) 2 only
(c) 2 only (c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) None
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25. Consider the following statements regarding 28. Which of the following best describes Public
International Centre for Settlement of Stock holding programme?
Investment Disputes:
(a) It refers to the purchase of government
1. It is an arbitration institution for legal
dispute resolution between governments securities by the central bank of the
and international investors. country.
2. It is an organisation under the World (b) It is a type of public offering in which
Bank Group. shares of a company are sold to
3. India is a member of the organisation. .
institutional investors.
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct? (c) It is a means to ensure food security by
(a) 1 only purchasing food grains from farmers at
(b) 2 and 3 only administered rates.
(c) 1 and 2 only
(d) It is owning of one or more shares of
(d) 1, 2 and 3
stock in a joint stock company.

26. Incidence of forest fires has increased in


India in the recent times. With respect to 29. Towns of Export Excellence produce and
this, consider the following statements: exports goods worth above a minimum value
1. The incidence of forest fire can be in the identified sectors and have a potential
recorded in the annual rings of a tree
for further growth in exports. Which of the
trunk.
2. The forests of the Eastern Himalayas are following towns have been identified in this
naturally more susceptible to forest fires category?
than of Western Ghats. 1. Kanpur
Which of the statements given above is/are 2. Srinagar
correct?
3. Surat
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only Select the correct answer using the code
(c) Both 1 and 2 given below.
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
27. With reference to the Union Territories
(c) 2 and 3 only
representation in the Parliament, consider the
(d) 1, 2 and 3
following statements:
1. All the Union Territories have
representations in Lok Sabha. 30. Which of the following statements is/are
2. Only two Union territories of Delhi and correct regarding agroterrorism?
Puducherry have representations in
(a) It refers to the deliberate introduction of
Rajya Sabha.
3. The Constitution has laid down the disease/pest in the agrarian sector.
procedure for direct election of members (b) It is brought about by malafide
from Union Territories to Lok Sabha. intentions to cause socioeconomic
Which of the statements given above is/are instability.
correct?
(c) Various bacterial and fungal pathogens
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2 only can be used as agents of agroterrorism.
(c) 1 and 3 only (d) All (a), (b) and (c) statements are
(d) 3 only correct.
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31. Which among the following committees 34. Interaction between which of the following

recently submitted it report to the Union species represents the Commensalism type

government providing evidence of the of interaction?


1. Sucker fish and shark
course of the river Saraswati?
2. Crab and sea anemone
(a) K S Valdiya committee
3. Epiphytes and trees
(b) Vohra committee
Select the correct answer using the code
(c) Madhukar Gupta Committee
given below.
(d) Partha Mukhopadhay committee (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
32. Which among the following are the factors
(c) 2 and 3 only
that can affect the ocean currents? (d) 3 only
1. Shape of coastlines

2. Relief structures at ocean basin 35. "It makes the longest migration than any
animal in the world, which involves a round
3. Rotation of the Earth
trip of thousands of miles between its North
Select the correct answer using the code
Atlantic and Arctic breeding grounds to the
given below.
Antarctica every year."
(a) 1 and 3 only
Which of the following species manifests the
(b) 1 and 2 only
behaviour as described in the above passage?
(c) 2 and 3 only (a) Humpback Whale
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (b) Leather back Turtle
(c) Dragon Flies
33. Which among the following can be the (d) Arctic Tern
shareholders in the Regional Rural Banks?

1. Central Government 36. Which among the following best describes


Ley Farming?
2. State Government
(a) It is the cultivation of silkworms to
3. Sponser bank
produce silk.
Select the correct answer using the code
(b) It is growing of grass or legumes in
given below.
rotation with grain crops.
(a) 1 and 2 only (c) It is the practice of growing different
(b) 2 and 3 only crops simultaneously on the same land.
(c) 1 and 3 only (d) It is a form of agriculture aimed at

(d) 1, 2 and 3 producing livestock.


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37. Which of the following states in the country 40. Syntaxial bends are points where Himalayas
have achieved 100% electrification of appear to bend around a pivotal point. Which

households? of the following statements is correct


regarding syntaxial bends?
1. Andhra Pradesh
(a) They are proofs of rotational movement
2. Gujarat
of Indian plate.
3. Kerala
(b) They indicate presence of oceanic crust
4. Haryana
in Himalayas.
Select the correct answer using the code
(c) They are points of extreme pressure
given below. exerted by the aesthenosphere over the
(a) 1 and 2 only surface.
(b) 3 and 4 only (d) All (a), (b) and (c) are correct.
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 4 only 41. Which of the following best describes the
process of Centrifugation?

38. Who among the following is/are associated (a) It is a process of separation of
components of a solid-liquid colloidal
with the appointment of Speaker Protem?
solution.
(a) President only.
(b) It is a process of water purification that
(b) President and the members of Lok Sabha
uses a semi permeable membrane to
only.
remove ions from drinking water.
(c) Members of Lok Sabha, Minister of (c) It is a process to transport salt ions from
Parliamentary Affairs and President. one solution to another under the
(d) President, Minister of Parliamentary influence of an applied electric potential
Affairs and Deputy Speaker. difference
(d) It is a process of separating grain from
39. Rocks of which of the following regions chaff by use of blowing air.
belong to Dharwar System?
42. Operation Thunderbird, recently seen in
1. Aravallis
news, is
2. Karakoram Hills
(a) a counter-piracy military operation in the
3. Meghalaya Plateau
Indian Ocean.
4. Dharwar region
(b) a UN led peacekeeping operation in
Select the correct answer using the code
Syria.
given below. (c) a global INTERPOL-led operation
(a) 1 and 2 only tackling the illegal trade in wildlife and
(b) 3 and 4 only timber.
(c) 1, 3 and 4 only (d) an operation of the Indian Armed Forces
(d) 1, 2 and 3 only to evacuate Indian citizens from Yemen.
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43. Consider the following statements about 46. Grassoline, recently developed by scientists,
Nayanars: is:
1. They worshipped Lord Shiva.
(a) a biofuel derived from grass.
2. They mainly consisted of high caste
(b) an insect repellant developed from grass.
Brahmins.
3. Tevaram and Tiruvacakam are (c) an organic fire-resistant paste.

compilation of their songs. (d) a skin care product made from grass.
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct? 47. With reference to the Eklavya Model
(a) 1 and 2 only Residential Schools (EMRSs), consider the
(b) 3 only
following statements:
(c) 1 and 3 only
1. The objective of EMRSs is to provide
(d) 1, 2 and 3
quality middle and high level education
44. Subramaniya Aiyar renounced his to Scheduled Tribe (ST) students in
Knighthood in protest of: remote areas.
(a) adoption of extra constitutional means 2. It is an initiative of the Ministry of
by congress.
Human Resource Development.
(b) granting of separate electorates to
Which of the statements given above is/are
Muslims.
(c) repression of Swadeshi movement by the correct?
British. (a) 1 only
(d) arrest of Annie Besant. (b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
45. Parliamentary forums serve as platforms for
(d) Neither 1 nor 2
ministers and officials to discuss critical
issues. With respect to this, consider the
following statements: 48. The specified officials of which of the

1. They are mentioned in the Rules of following organisations/institutions are


Conducting Business of both houses of subject to the jurisdiction of the Central
parliament. Vigilance Commission?
2. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha is the ex-
1. Reserve Bank of India
officio President of all the forums.
2. Life Insurance Corporation
3. The duration of the members of the
forum is co-terminus with their 3. All India Services

membership in the respective Houses. Select the correct answer using the code
Which of the statements given above is/are given below.
correct? (a) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2 and 3
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49. With reference to Writ Jurisdiction, consider 52. Several Apple orchard owners in Himachal
the following statements: Pradesh have installed anti-hail guns to
protect their crops from hailstorms. The anti-
1. While High Court may refuse to exercise
hail gun works on which of the following
writ jurisdiction, the Supreme Court principles?
cannot. (a) It generates a shockwave that disrupts
2. Both Supreme Court and High court can the formation of hailstones in the
atmosphere.
issue writs only for the protection of
(b) It generates drizzle of a solution that
Fundamental Rights.
keeps the crop warm.
Which of the statements given above is/are (c) It fires silver iodide into the atmosphere
correct? to allow precipitation in the form of rain
(a) 1 only instead of hail.
(d) It emits high intensity laser to break hail
(b) 2 only
into smaller particles.
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 53. With reference to distribution of salinity in
ocean, consider the following statements:
50. Which of the followings are examples of Ad 1. Polar zones have high salinity due to
freezing of ice.
Valorem Tax in India?
2. Equatorial regions have low salinity due
1. Property Tax to high rainfall and low rate of
2. Custom Duty evaporation.
3. Excise Tax on Cigarattes 3. Tropical zone has the highest salinity
due to high temperature and evaporation.
Select the correct answer using the code
Which of the statements given above is/are
given below.
correct?
(a) 3 only (a) 1 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only (c) 1 and 2 only
(d) 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

54. Which of the following forms/form a part of


51. Which among the following is/are the the oath taken by the Prime Minister?
characteristics of igneous rocks? 1. To preserve, protect and defend the
1. solidified layers of lava Constitution and the law.
2. To faithfully and conscientiously
2. fossiliferous
discharge the duties of his office
3. high porosity and permeability 3. To uphold the sovereignty and integrity
Select the correct answer using the code of India.
given below. Select the correct answer using the code
given below.
(a) 1 only
(a) 1, 2 and 3
(b) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1 and 2 only
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55. Which of the following best describes the 58. With respect to the international efforts for
term cross currency? environment conservation, consider the
(a) A pair of currencies traded in forex that following statements:
does not include the U.S. dollar. 1. Sustainable development as a concept
(b) It represents illegal trade in foreign was first defined at the World
currency. Commission on Environment and
(c) The value of the domestic currency is Development, 1987.
pegged to a foreign currency. 2. United Nations Environment Programme
(d) It is a currency that moves quickly has been established as a result of
between financial markets to gain short- Stockholm Conference.
term returns. Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
56. Consider the following statements: (a) 1 only
1. Evaporation of water does not occur (b) 2 only
before 100 degrees C. (c) Both 1and 2
2. Increase in humidity in air increases the (d) Neither 1 nor 2
rate of evaporation of water.
Which of the statements given above is/are 59. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention,
correct? recently seen in news, is associated with
(a) 1 only which of the following?
(b) 2 only (a) United Nations Children's Fund
(c) Both 1 and 2 (UNICEF)
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (b) International Labour Organization (ILO)
(c) Office of the United Nations High
57. Consider the following statements regarding Commissioner for Human Rights
Governor: (OHCHR)
1. The 42nd Constitutional Amendment (d) International Society for Prevention of
has made ministerial advice binding on Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
the Governor.
2. He can pardon a death sentence if the 60. Which of the statements is not correct about
sentence is prescribed by state law only. Work done?
3. He can promulgate ordinances only on (a) Work done in a uniform circular motion
the advice of President. is zero.
Which of the statements given above is/are (b) Work done can be both positive and
correct? negative.
(a) 1 and 2 only (c) If a rock is pushed by a person, and it
(b) 1 and 3 only does not move at all, then the work done
(c) 3 only will be zero.
(d) None (d) Work is a vector quantity.
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61. Principal of non-refoulement, often seen in 64. Consider the following statement with
news, refers to reference to Bardoli Satyagraha of 1928:
(a) not returning a refugee to a country 1. Mahatma Gandhi was not involved in
where they face serious threat to life or the Bardoli Satyagraha.
freedom. 2. Indian members resigned from the
(b) non dumping of electronic wastes in Bombay Legislative Council in support
regions which are not capable of of the movement.
managing them. 3. Vallabhbhai Patel got the title of 'Sardar'

(c) minimizing solid waste formation in first during this movement.


Which of the statements given above are
place than to manage afterwards.
correct?
(d) rights of nations to use weapons of mass
(a) 1 and 2 only
destruction in self defense.
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
62. With reference to the mechanism of carbon
(d) 1, 2 and 3
offsets under the Kyoto protocol, consider
the following statements:
65. Which of the following languages have the
1. They are credits for reduction in CO2
status of classical language in India?
emissions efforts which are done outside
1. Sanskrit
the organization.
2. Hindi
2. They are in addition to the mandated
3. Urdu
emission reduction targets and are
4. Odia
voluntary in nature. Select the correct answer using the code
Which of the statements given above is/are given below.
correct? (a) 1, 2 and 4 only
(a) 1 only (b) 1 and 4 only
(b) 2 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(c) Both 1 and 2 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(d) Neither 1 and 2
66. Which among the following phenomena can
63. Which of the following departments comes be observed when warm front passes over an
under Ministry of Home Affairs? area?
1. Department of Border Management 1. Increase in temperature
2. Department of J&K affairs 2. Decrease in relative humidity
3. Department of Official Language 3. Clear Sky
Select the correct answer using the code 4. Formation of clouds and rainfall
given below. Select the correct answer using the code
(a) 1 only given below.

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

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


(c) 1, 2 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1 and 4 only
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67. In which of the following states was India's 70. Consider the following pairs:
longest road tunnel recently inaugurated? School of Founder
(a) Andhra Pradesh philosophy
1. Nyaya : Gautama
(b) Gujarat
2. Vaiseshika : Kapila
(c) Maharashtra
3. Yoga : Patanjali
(d) Jammu & Kashmir
Which of the pairs given above is/are
correctly matched?
68. With reference to Panchayati Raj Institution, (a) 1 and 2 only
consider the following statements: (b) 1 and 3 only
1. The State Election Commission has been (c) 3 only
vested the power to direct the (d) 1, 2 and 3
preparation of electoral rolls of all
elections to the panchayats. 71. With reference to Aligarh Movement

2. The validity of any law relating to the and Deoband Movement, consider the
following statements?
delimitation of Panchayat constituencies
1. While Aligarh movement was a
cannot be questioned in any court.
reformist movement, Deoband
Which of the statements given above is/are
movement was a revivalist movement.
correct? 2. Unlike Deoband movement, Aligarh
(a) 1 only movement held that Quran was not the
(b) 2 only ultimate authority.
(c) Both 1 and 2 3. Unlike Aligarh movement, Deoband
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 movement opposed formation of Indian
National Congress.
Select the correct answer using the code
69. With reference to Capital Account
given below.
Convertibility (CAC), consider the following
(a) 1 only
statements:
(b) 1 and 2 only
1. It is freedom to convert local financial
(c) 1 and 3 only
assets into foreign ones at market- (d) 2 and 3 only
determined exchange rates.
2. Full CAC could destabilise an economy 72. Schengen agreement often seen in news
due to massive capital flows in and out refers to
of the country. (a) an agreement among European countries

Which of the statements given above is/are for passport free travel.
(b) a multilateral agreement for automatic
correct?
exchange of information on tax evasion.
(a) 1 only
(c) an agreement among south-east asian
(b) 2 only
nations to fight human trafficking.
(c) Both1 and 2 (d) joint cooperation efforts for marine
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 protection areas in southern hemisphere.
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73. Which among the following caves has/have 76. Which among the following rivers constitute
religious paintings and sculptures associated inland drainage?
with Buddhism only? 1. Ghaggar
1. Ajanta caves
2. Luni
2. Ellora caves
3. Elephanta caves 3. Damodar
Select the correct answer using the code Select the correct answer using the code
given below. given below.
(a) 1 only (a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 only (b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

74. Which of the following statements is/are


correct regarding Rani Gaidinliu? 77. With reference to modern Indian history the
1. She was a Naga spiritual and political Ahom`s revolt was against :
leader. (a) the non fulfillment of pledge by British
2. She was associated with Civil after 1st Burma war.
disobedience movement.
(b) infiltration of moneylenders from Bihar
3. The title of 'Rani' was given to her by
Mahatma Gandhi. and Bengal.
Select the correct answer using the code (c) transfer of traditional rights of tribals
given below. over lands to zamindar.
(a) 1 only (d) prohibition on collection of minor forest
(b) 1 and 2 only produces to tribals people.
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
78. Consider the following statements about the
Central Finance Commission:
75. With reference to Unstructured
Supplementary Service Data (USSD), 1. The chairman and the members of
consider the following statements: finance commission are eligible for
1. It is a session based service where texts reappointment.
and interactions are not stored on the 2. The chairman and members must have
mobile phone.
special knowledge of the finances and
2. A mobile phone must have an active
accounts of Government.
internet connection for using USSD
based services. 3. The recommendation made by the
3. It can be used to improve financial Commission is binding in nature.
inclusion in the country. Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?
correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 3 only (c) 1 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3
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79. Why did Mohammad Ali Jinnah leave Indian 82. Which of the following tiger reserves
National Congress after Nagpur recently declared Barasingha as its mascot?
session,1920?
(a) Ranthambore Tiger Reserve
(a) To focus on agenda of Muslim League.
(b) Kanha Tiger Reserve
(b) Refusal of Indian National Congress to
(c) Sunderban Tiger Reserve
grant separate electorates to muslims.
(d) Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
(c) Adoption of extra-constitutional means
by Indian National Congress to attain
swaraj. 83. Apart from Sanskrit, which among the

(d) Opposition of Government of India Act, following languages are a part of the family

1919 by Indian National Congress. of Indo European languages?

1. Hindi
80. In the context of ecology, the term Biotic
2. Kashmiri
potential refers to
3. English
(a) the maximum potential of producers in
Select the correct answer using the code
the food chain to produce food.
(b) the potential of an organism to adapt to given below.

the changes in the environment. (a) 1 only


(c) the potential of the ecosystem to recycle (b) 1 and 2 only
the wastes generated. (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) the maximum reproductive capacity of
(d) 1, 2 and 3
an organism under optimum
environmental conditions.
84. With reference to the theory of Sea Floor

Spreading, consider the following


81. Consider the following statements regarding
Ecotone: statements:

1. It denotes the zone of transition from 1. It gives evidence for the reversal of
one ecosystem to other. magnetic field of earth.
2. It is characterised by low biodiversity 2. It explains that oceanic crusts are created
with only particular types of species
at ridges and destroyed at trenches.
inhabiting the region.
Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the statements given above is/are
correct?
correct?
(a) 1 only (a) 1 only

(b) 2 only (b) 2 only


(c) Both 1 and 2 (c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2 (d) Neither 1 nor 2
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85. Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India 88. Which among the following can be the
(BSI) have recently found a new species of effects of earthquakes?
Ginger with lotus shaped mature fruits and 1. Tsunami
vermillion coloured flowers. This species is 2. Storm surges
used by the local Particularly Vulnerable 3. Solifluction
4. Avalanche
Tribal Groups ( PVTGs) to treat abdominal
Select the correct answer using the code
pain and anti-helminthic troubles.
given below.
In which part of India has this species been
(a) 2 and 3 only
discovered?
(b) 1 and 4 only
(a) Coastal Tamil Nadu (c) 1, 3 and 4 only
(b) Western Ghats. (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(c) Garo hills
(d) Andaman and Nicobar islands. 89. Water footprint is a measure of humanity's
appropriation of fresh water. In this regard,
86. Consider the following pairs: consider the following statements:
Process Deals with 1. Green water footprint includes the water
1. Olericulture : Cultivation of sourced from precipitation that is stored
vegetable crops in the root zone of the soil.
2. Viticulture : Cultivation of forest 2. Blue water footprint is the amount of
fresh water required to assimilate
trees
pollutants to meet specific water quality
3. Pisciculture : Artificial breeding of
standards.
fishes.
Which of the statements given above is/are
Which of the pairs given above is/are
correct?
correctly matched? (a) 1 only
(a) 1 and 3 only (b) 2 only
(b) 1 only (c) Both 1 and 2
(c) 2 and 3 only (d) Neither 1 nor 2
(d) 1 and 2 only
90. Consider the following statements regarding
87. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly Tilak's Home Rule League Movement:
matched? 1. Tilak's league demanded education in
Folk theatre State vernacular and formation of linguistic
1. Bhavai : Gujarat states.
2. Tilak's league was restricted to Bombay.
2. Bhand Pather : Maharashtra
3. Jawaharlal Nehru joined the Tilak Home
3. Maach : Madhya Pradesh
Rule League Movement.
Select the correct answer using the code
Which of the statements given above is/are
given below.
correct?
(a) 1 only (a) 1 only
(b) 2 and 3 only (b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only (c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (d) 1, 2 and 3
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91. Which among the following unique set of 94. Which among the following is known as the
objects were found in almost all Harappan
power house of the cell, has its own DNA
excavation cities?
1. Red pottery painted with designs in and ribosomes?

black (a) Mitochondria


2. Stone weights
(b) Nucleus
3. Copper tools
Select the correct answer using the code (c) Golgi Body

given below. (d) Endoplasmic Reticulum


(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
95. Trastuzumab, recently in news, is a drug for
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3 treatment of:

(a) malaria
92. Which of the following statements is/are
correct with regard to characteristics of an (b) breast cancer

oligotrophic lake? (c) swine flu


1. They are nutrient rich.
(d) tuberculosis
2. Oxygen is not present in the bottom
layer.
3. The water quality is good for domestic 96. Consider following events:

and industrial purposes. 1. Formed Bahishkrit Hitkarni Sabha.


Select the correct answer using the code
2. Demanded separate electorates for the
given below.
(a) 1, 2 and 3 untouchables.

(b) 3 only 3. Participated in all the three Round Table


(c) 1 and 3 only
conferences.
(d) 2 only
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar is associated with which
93. Relief carving of Siva as
of the events given above?
Gajsurasamaharamurti is associated with
architecture of: (a) 1 and 3 only

(a) Chandellas (b) 3 only


(b) Cholas
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(c) Rashtrakutas
(d) Palas (d) 1 and 2 only
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97. Which among the following are the 99. With reference to Cauvery river, which of
characteristics of natural vegetation of the following statements is/are correct?
Savanna Climate?
1. The river originates on the Brahmagiri
1. Trees have leaves with waxy layers to
reduce evapotranspiration. range in Karnataka.
2. Plants utilize annual fires to spread their 2. The Cauvery basin extends over states of
seeds.
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and
3. Grasses are sharp to avoid grazing on
them by animals. Union Territory of Puducherry.

Select the correct answer using the code 3. Rivers Hemavati and Amravati are its
given below. tributaries.
(a) 1 and 2 only
Select the correct answer using the code
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only given below.
(d) 1, 2 and 3 (a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only


98. Which of the following statements is/are
correct regarding the Indian Association of (c) 1 and 3 only

Calcutta? (d) 1, 2 and 3


1. It was founded by Surendarnath
Banarjee and Ananda Mohan Bose in 100. This by-product of paper industry
1875.
resembling saw dust is used for cleaning oil
2. It was against the pro-landlord policies
of the British Indian Association. spills in water.
3. It aimed to unify Indian people on a Which among the following has been
common political programme.
described above?
Select the correct answer using the code
given below. (a) Bregoli

(a) 1 and 2 only (b) Oil Zapper


(b) 1 only
(c) Bagasse
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) Molasses
(d) 1, 2 and 3

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