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  Question 1

What will follow if a Money Bill is substantially amended by the Rajya Sabha?

A : The Lok Sabha may still proceed with the Bill, accepting or not accepting the recommendations of the Rajya Sabha
B : The Lok Sabha cannot consider the Bill further
C : The Lok Sabha may send the Bill to the Rajya Sabha for reconsideration
D : The President may call a joint sitting for passing the Bill


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 2

    Which one of the following statements is correct?

    A : In India, the same person cannot be appointed as Governor for two or more States at the same time
    B : The Judges of the High Court of the States in India are appointed by the Governor of the State just as the Judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President
    C : No procedure has been laid down in the Constitution of India for the removal of a Governor from his/her post
    D : In the case of a Union Territory having a legislative setup, the Chief Minister is appointed by the Lt. Governor on the basis of majority support


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 3

    Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?GeographicalRegion:Feature

    A : Abyssinian Plateau : Arabia
    B : AtlasMountains : North-Western Africa
    C : Guiana Highlands : South-Western Africa
    D : Okavango Basin : Patagonia


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 4

    With reference to the history of Indian rock-cut architecture, consider the following statements:
    1. The caves at Badami are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India.
    2. The Barabar rock-cut caves were originally made for Ajivikas by Emperor Chandragupta Maurya.
    3. At Ellora, caves were made for different faiths.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 5

    Recombinant DNA technology (Genetic Engineering) allows genes to be transferred
    1. across different species of plants
    2. from animals to plants
    3. from microorganisms to higher organisms
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.


    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 6

    The Chinese traveller Yuan Chwang (Hiuen Tsang) who visited India recorded the general conditions and culture of India at that time. In this context, which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1. The roads and river-routes were completely immune from robbery.
    2. As regards punishment for offences, ordeals by fire, water and poison were the instruments for determining the innocence or guilt of a person.
    3. The tradesmen had to pay duties at ferries and barrier stations.
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.


    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 7

    Consider the following 1. Star tortoise 2. Monitor lizard 3. Pygmy hog 4. Spider monkey Which of the above found in India?

    A : 1, 2 and 3 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 4 only
    D : 1, 2, 3 and 4


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 8

    Which of the following can be found as pollutants in the drinking water in some parts of India? 1. Arsenic 2. Sorbitol 3. Fluoride 4. Formaldehyde 5. Uranium Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 and 3 only
    B : 2, 4 and 5 only
    C : 1, 3 and 5 only
    D : 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 9

    With reference to Indian History, the Members of the Constituent Assembly from the Provinces were

    A : directly elected by the people of those Provinces
    B : nominated by the Indian National Congress and the Muslim League
    C : elected by the Provincial Legislative Assemblies
    D : selected by the Government for their expertise in constitutional matters


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 10

    Consider the following animals: 1. Sea cow 2. Sea horse 3. Sea lion Which of the above is/are mammal/mammals?

    A : 1 only
    B : 1 and 3 only
    C : 2 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 11

    Consider the following statements 1. An amendment to the Constitution of India can be initiated by an introduction of a bill in the Lok Sabha only. 2. If such an amendment seeks to make changes in the federal character of the Constitution, the amendment also requires to be ratified by the legislature of all the States of India. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 only
    C : Both 1 and 2
    D : Neither 1 nor 2


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 12

    Consider the following statements: Attorney General of India can 1. take part in the proceedings of the Lok Sabha 2. be a member of a committee of the Lok Sabha 3. speak in the Lok Sabha 4. vote in the Lok Sabha Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 4
    C : 1, 2 and 3
    D : 1 and 3 only


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 13

    With reference to the usefulness of the by-products of sugar industry, which of the following statements is / are correct? 1. Bagasse can be used as biomass fuel for the generation of energy. 2. Molasses can be used as one of the feedstocks for the production of synthetic chemical fertilizers. 3. Molasses can be used for the production of ethanol. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 14

    Variations in the length of daytime and nighttime from season to season are due to

    A : the earth's rotation on its axis
    B : the earth's revolution round the sun in an elliptical manner
    C : latitudinal position of the place
    D : revolution of the earth on a tilted axis


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 15

    The Narmada river flows to the west, while most other large peninsular rivers flow to the east. Why? 1. It occupies a linear rift valley. 2. It flows between the Vindhyas and the Satpuras. 3. The land slopes to the west from Central India. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.



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     Correct answer is : X




  •   Question 16

    On the planet earth, most of the freshwater exists as ice caps and glaciers. Out of the remaining freshwater, the largest proportion

    A : is found in atmosphere as moisture and clouds
    B : is found in freshwater lakes and rivers
    C : exists as groundwater
    D : exists as soil moisture


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 17

    Consider the following pairs: 1. Nokrek Bio- sphere Reserve : Garo Hills 2. Logtak (Loktak) Lake : Barail Range 3. Namdapha National Park : Dafla Hills Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1, 2 and 3
    D : None


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 18

    Consider the following: 1. Electromagnetic radiation 2. Geothermal energy 3. Gravitational force 4. Plate movements 5. Rotation of the earth 6. Revolution of the earth Which of the above are responsible for bringing dynamic changes on the surface of the earth?

    A : 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
    B : 1, 3, 5 and 6 only
    C : 2, 4, 5 and 6 only
    D : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 19

    Which of the following bodies does not/do not find mention in the Constitution? 1. National Development Council 2. Planning Commission 3. Zonal Councils Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 and 2 only
    B : 2 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 20

    The demand for the Tebhaga Peasant Movement in Bengal was for

    A : the reduction of the share of the landlords from one-half of the crop to one-third
    B : the grant of ownership of land to peasants as they were the actual cultivators of the land
    C : the uprooting of Zamindari system and the end of serfdom
    D : writing off all peasant debts


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 21

    The Parliament can make any law for whole or any part of India for implementing international treaties

    A : with the consent of all the States
    B : with the consent of the majority of States
    C : with the consent of the States concerned
    D : without the consent of any State


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 22

    In the grasslands, trees do not replace the grasses as a part of an ecological succession because of

    A : insects and fungi
    B : limited sunlight and paucity of nutrients
    C : water limits and fire
    D : None of the above


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 23

    Which one of the following is the correct sequence of ecosystems in the order of decreasing productivity?



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     Correct answer is : X




  •   Question 24

    Contour bunding is a method of soil conservation used in

    A : desert margins, liable to strong wind action
    B : low flat plains, close to stream courses, liable to flooding
    C : scrublands, liable to spread of weed growth
    D : None of the above


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 25

    The Government enacted the Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act in 1996.Which one of the following is not identified as its objective?

    A : To provide self-governance
    B : To recognize traditional rights
    C : To create autonomous regions in tribal areas
    D : To free tribal people from exploitation


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 26

    Under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, who shall be the authority to initiate the process for determining the nature and extent of individual or community forest rights or both?

    A : State Forest Department
    B : District Collector/Deputy Commissioner
    C : Tahsildar /Block Development Officer / Mandai Revenue Officer
    D : Gram Sabha


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 27

    Improper handling and storage of cereal grains and oilseeds result in the production of toxins known as aflatoxins which are not generally destroyed by normal cooking process. Aflatoxins are produced by

    A : bacteria
    B : protozoa
    C : moulds
    D : viruses


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 28

    'Economic Justice' the objectives of Constitution has been as one of the Indian provided in

    A : the Preamble and Fundamental Rights
    B : the Preamble and the Directive Principles of State Policy
    C : the Fundamental Rights and the Directive Principles of State Policy
    D : None of the above


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 29

    Due to improper / indiscriminate disposal of old and used computers or their parts, which of the following are released into the environment as e-waste? 1. Beryllium 2. Cadmium 3. Chromium 4. Heptachlor 5. Mercury 6. Lead 7. Plutonium Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 only
    B : 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 only
    C : 2, 4, 5 and 7 only
    D : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 30

    Acid rain is caused by the pollution of environment by

    A : carbon dioxide and nitrogen
    B : carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide
    C : ozone and carbon dioxide
    D : nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 31

    With reference to food chains in ecosystems, consider the following statements : 1. A food chain illustrates the order in which a chain of organisms feed upon each other. 2. Food chains are found within the populations of a species. 3. A food chain illustrates the numbers of each organism which are eaten by others. Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

    A : 1 only
    B : 1 and 2 only
    C : 1, 2 and 3
    D : None


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 32

    Consider the following pairs National Park River flowing through the Park 1. Corbett National Park : Ganga 2. Kaziranga National Park : Manas 3. Silent Valley National Park : Kaveri Which of the above pairs is/are correctly matched?

    A : 1 and 2
    B : 3 only
    C : 1 and 3
    D : None


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 33

    Consider the following organisms 1. Agaricus 2. Nostoc 3. Spirogyra Which of the above is / are used as biofertilizer / biofertilizers

    A : 1 and 2
    B : 2 only (e) 2 and 3
    C : 3 only



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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 34

    Which of the following adds / add nitrogen to the soil? 1. Excretion of urea by animals 2. Burning of coal by man 3. Death of vegetation Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only (e) 1 and 3 only
    C : 1, 2 and 3



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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 35

    In which of the following States is lion-tailed macaque found in its natural habitat? 1. Tamil Nadu 2. Kerala 3. Karnataka 4. Andhra Pradesh Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1, 2 and 3 only
    B : 2 only
    C : 1, 3 and 4 only
    D : 1, 2, 3 and 4


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 36

    Some Buddhist rock-cut caves are called Chaityas, while the others are called Viharas. What is the difference between the two?

    A : Vihara is a place of worship, while Chaitya is the dwelling place of the monks
    B : Chaitya is a place of worship, while Vihara is the dwelling place of the monks
    C : Chaitya is the stupa at the far end of the cave, while Vihara is the hall axial to it
    D : There is no material difference between the two


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 37

    Which one of the following describes best the concept of Nirvana in Buddhism?

    A : The extinction of the flame of desire
    B : The complete annihilation of self
    C : A state of bliss and rest
    D : A mental stage beyond all comprehension


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 38

    According to the Constitution of India, which of the following are fundamental for the governance of the country?

    A : Fundamental Rights
    B : Fundamental Duties
    C : Directive Principles of State Policy
    D : Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Duties


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 39

    The people of India agitated against the arrival of Simon Commission because

    A : Indians never wanted the review of the working of the Act of 1919
    B : Simon Commission recommended the abolition of Dyarchy (Diarchy) in the Provinces
    C : there was no Indian member in the Simon Commission
    D : the Simon Commission suggested the partition of the country


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 40

    Quit India Movement was launched in response to

    A : Cabinet Mission Plan
    B : Cripps Proposals
    C : Simon Commission Report
    D : Wavell Plan


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 41

    The balance of payments of a country is a systematic record of

    A : all import and transactions of a during a given period normally a year
    B : goods exported from a country during a year
    C : economic transaction between the government of one country to another
    D : capital movements from one country to another


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 42

    The Reserve Bank of India regulates the commercial banks in matters of 1. liquidity of assets 2. branch expansion 3. merger of banks 4. winding-up of banks Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 and 4 only
    B : 2, 3 and 4 only
    C : 1, 2 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2, 3 and 4


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 43

    An increase in the Bank Rate generally indicates that the

    A : market rate of interest is likely to fall
    B : Central Bank is no longer making loans to commercial banks
    C : Central Bank is following an easy money policy
    D : Central Bank is following a tight money policy


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 44

    In India, deficit financing is used for raising resources for

    A : economic development
    B : redemption of public debt
    C : adjusting the balance of payments
    D : reducing the foreign debt


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 45

    Which of the following characterizes/ characterize the people of Indus Civilization? 1. They possessed great palaces and temples. 2. They worshipped both male and female deities. 3. They employed horse-drawn chariots in warfare. Select the correct statement/ statements using the codes given below.

    A : 1 and 2 only
    B : 2 only (e) 1, 2 and 3
    C : None of the statements given above is correct



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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 46

    Which of the following diseases can be transmitted from one person to another through tattooing? 1. Chikungunya 2. Hepatitis B 3. HIV-AIDS Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only (e) 1 and 3 only
    C : 1, 2 and 3



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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 47

    Which of the following statements is/are applicable to Jain doctrine? 1. The surest way of annihilating Karma is to practice penance. 2. Every object, even the smallest particle has a soul. 3. Karma is the bane of the soul and must be ended. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.



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     Correct answer is : X




  •   Question 48

    Which one of the following terms describes not only the physical space occupied by an organism, but also its functional role in the community of organisms?

    A : Ecotone
    B : Ecological niche
    C : Habitat
    D : Home range


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 49

    Photochemical smog is a resultant of the reaction among

    A : NO2, 03 and peroxyacetyl nitrate in the presence of sunlight
    B : CO, 02 and peroxyacetyl nitrate in the presence of sunlight
    C : CO, CO2 and N02 at low temperature
    D : High concentration of N02, O3 and CO in the evening


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 50

    Consider the following minerals 1. Calcium 2. Iron 3. Sodium Which of the minerals given above is/are required by human body for the contraction of muscles?

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 51

    Consider the following statements: The Parliamentary Committee on Public Accounts
    1. consists of not more than 25 Members of the Lok Sabha
    2. scrutinizes appropriation finance accounts of Government
    3. of the Auditor examines the report Comptroller and General of India
    Which of the statements given a bove is / are correct?


    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 52

    Consider the following Bhakti Saints: 1. Dadu Dayal 2. Guru Nanak 3. Tyagaraja Who among the above was/were preaching when the Lodi dynasty fell and Babur took over?

    A : 1 and 3
    B : 2 only
    C : 2 and 3
    D : 1 and 2


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 53

    With reference to the food chains in ecosystems, which of the following kinds of organism is / are known as decomposer organism/organisms? 1. Virus 2. Fungi 3. Bacteria Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 54

    The most important fishing grounds of the world are found in the regions where

    A : warm and cold atmospheric currents meet
    B : rivers drain out large amounts of fresh water into the sea
    C : warm and cold oceanic currents meet
    D : continental shelf is undulating


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 55

    Which of the following is/are unique characteristic/characteristics of equatorial forests? 1. Presence of tall, closely set trees with crowns forming a continuous canopy 2. Coexistence of a large number of species 3. Presence of numerous varieties of epiphytes Select the correct answer using the code given below:

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 56

    Which of the following constitute Capital Account? 1. Foreign Loans 2. Foreign Direct Investment 3. Private Remittances 4. Portfolio Investment Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1, 2 and 3
    B : 1, 2 and 4
    C : 2, 3 and 4
    D : 1, 3 and 4


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 57

    Consider the following historical places: 1. Ajanta Caves 2. Lepakshi Temple 3. Sanchi Stupa Which of the above places is / are also known for mural paintings?

    A : 1 only
    B : 1 and 2 only
    C : 1, 2 and 3
    D : None


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 58

    With reference to the history of philosophical thought in India, consider the following statements regarding Sankhya school: 1 . Sankhya does not accept the theory of rebirth or transrmigration of soul. 2. Sankhya holds that it is the self-knowledge that leads to liberation and not any exterior influence or agent. Which of the statements given above is /are correct?

    A : 1only
    B : 2 only
    C : Both 1 and 2
    D : Neither 1 nor 2


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 59

    In the context of India, which of the following principles is/are implied institutionally in the parliamentary government? 1. Members of the Cabinet are Members of the Parliament. 2. Ministers hold the office till they enjoy confidence in the Parliament. 3. Cabinet is headed by the Head of the State. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 and 2 only
    B : 3 only
    C : 2 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 60

    The annual range of temperature in the interior of the continents is high as compared to coastal areas. What is / are the reason / reasons? 1. Thermal difference between land and water 2. Variation in altitude between continents and oceans 3. Presence of strong winds in the interior 4. Heavy rains in the interior as compared to coasts Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 only
    B : 1 and 2 only
    C : 2 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2, 3 and 4


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 61

    Which of the following is / are the characteristic/ characteristics of Indian coal? 1. High ash content 2. Low sulphur content 3. Low ash fusion temperature Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 and 2 only
    B : 2 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 62

    Which of the following statements regarding laterite soils of India are correct? 1 . They are generally red in colour. 2. They are rich In nitrogen and potash. 3. Tiley are well-developed in Rajasthan and UP. 4. Tapioca and cashew nuts grow well on these soils. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1, 2 and 3
    B : 2, 3 and 4
    C : 1 and 4
    D : 2 and 3 only


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 63

    Consider the following statements: 1. Natural gas occurs in the Gondwana beds. 2. Mica occurs in abundance in Kodarma. 3. Dharwars are famous for petroleum. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A : 1 and 2
    B : 2 only
    C : 2 and 3
    D : None


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 64

    Consider the following crops 1.Cotton 2. Groundnut 3. Rice 4.Wheat Which of these are Kharif crops?

    A : 1 and 4
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1, 2 and 3
    D : 2, 3 and 4


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 65

    "Climate is extreme, rainfall is scanty and the people used to be nomadic herders." The above statement best describes which of the following regions?

    A : African Savannah
    B : Central Asian Steppe
    C : North American Prairie
    D : Siberian Tundra


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 66

    Consider the following statements : 1. Inflation benefits the debtors. 2. Inflation benefits the bond-holders. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 only
    C : Both 1 and 2
    D : Neither 1 nor 2


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 67

    Disguised unemployment generally means

    A : large number of people remain unemployed
    B : alternative employment is not available
    C : marginal productivity of labour is zero
    D : productivity of workers is low


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 68

    Consider the following statements: 1. The Council of Ministers in the Centre shall be collectively responsible to the Parliament. 2. The Union Ministers shall hold the office during the pleasure of the President of India. 3. The Prime Minister shall communicate to the President about the proposals for Iegislation. Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1,2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 69

    Consider the following statements: 1. National Development Council is an organ of the Planning Commission. 2. The Economic and Social Planning is kept in the Concurrent List in the Constitution of India. 3. The Constitution of India prescribes that Panchayats should be assigned the task of preparation of plans for economic development and social justice. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1,2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 70

    Consider the following statements: 1. The Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha are not the members of that House. 2. While the nominated members of the two Houses of the Parliament have no voting right in the presidential election, they have the right to vote in the election of the Vice President. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 only
    C : Both 1 and 2
    D : Neither 1 nor 2


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 71

    With reference to National Legal Services Authority, consider the following statements : 1.Its objective is to provide free and competent legal services to the weaker sections of the society on the basis of equal opportunity. 2.It issues guidelines for the State Legal Services Authorities to implement the legal programmes and schemes throughout the country. Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 only
    C : Both 1 and 2
    D : Neither 1 nor 2


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 72

    During a thunderstorm, the thunder in the skies is produced by the 1. meeting of cumulonimbus clouds in the sky 2. lightning that separates the nimbus clouds 3. violent upward movement of air and water particles Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3
    C : 1 and 3
    D : None of the above produces the thunder


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 73

    Consider the following pairs : Tribe State 1. Limboo (Limbu) : Sikkim 2. Karbi : Himachal Pradesh 3. Dongaria : Odisha 4. Bonda : Tamil Nadu Which of the above pairs are correctly matched?

    A : 1 and 3 only
    B : 2 and 4 only
    C : 1, 3 and 4 only
    D : 1, 2, 3 and 4


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 74

    Consider the following liquid assets: 1.Demand deposits with the banks 2.Time deposits with the banks 3.Savings deposits with the banks 4.Currency The correct sequence of these decreasing order of Liquidity is

    A : 1-4-3-2
    B : 4-3-2-1
    C : 2-3-1-4
    D : 4-1-3-2


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 75

    In the context of Indian economy,Open Market Operations' refers to

    A : borrowing by scheduled banks from the RBI
    B : lending by commercial banks to industry and trade
    C : purchase and sale of government securities by the RBI
    D : None of the above


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 76

    Priority Sector Lending by banks in India constitutes the lending to

    A : agriculture
    B : micro and small enterprises
    C : weaker sections
    D : All of the above


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 77

    Which one among the following industries is the maximum consumer of water in India?

    A : Engineering
    B : Paper and pulp (e) Textiles
    C : Thermal power



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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 78

    To obtain full benefits of demographic dividend, what should India do?

    A : Promoting skill development
    B : Introducing more social security schemes
    C : Reducing infant mortality rate
    D : Privatization of higher education


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 79

    In the context of cultural history of India, a pose in dance and dramatics called 'Tribhanga' has been a favourite of Indian artists from ancient times till today. Which one of the following statements best describes this pose?

    A : One leg is bent and the body is slightly but oppositely curved at waist and neck
    B : Facial expressions, hand gestures and make-up are combined to symbolize certain epic or historic characters
    C : Movements of body, face and hands are used to express oneself or to tell a story
    D : A little smile, slightly curved waist and certain hand gestures are emphasized to express the feelings of love or eroticism


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 80

    Annie Besant was 1. responsible for starting the Home Rule Movement 2. the founder of the Theo-sophical Society 3. once the President of the Indian National Congress Select the correct statement/statements using the codes given below.

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 81

    The Ilbert Bill controversy was related to the

    A : imposition restrictions the Indians of certain to carry arms by Indians
    B : imposition of restrictions on newspapers and magazines published in Indian languages
    C : removal of disqualifications imposed on the Indian magistrates with regard to the trial of the Europeans
    D : removal of a duty on imported cotton cloth


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 82

    A rise in general level of prices may be caused by 1. an increase in the money supply 2. a decrease in the aggregate level of output 3. an increase in the effective demand Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 only
    B : 1 and 2 only
    C : 2 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 83

    Which one of the following groups of items is included in India's foreign-exchange reserves?

    A : Foreign-currency assets, Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) and loans from foreign countries
    B : Foreign-currency assets, gold oldings of the RBI and SDRs
    C : Foreign-currency assets, loans from the World Bank and SDRs
    D : Foreign-currency assets, gold holdings of the RBI and loans from the World Bank


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 84

    Which one of the following is likely to be the most inflationary in its effect?

    A : Repayment of public debt
    B : Borrowing from the public to finance a budget deficit
    C : Borrowing from banks to finance a budget deficit
    D : Creating new money to finance a budget deficit


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 85

    Supply of money remammg the same when there is an increase in demand for money, there will be

    A : a fall in the level of prices
    B : an increase in the rate of interest
    C : a decrease in the rate of interest
    D : an increase in the level of income and employment


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 86

    Fruits stored in a cold chamber exhibit longer storage life because

    A : exposure to sunlight is prevented
    B : concentration dioxide in the is increased of carbon environment
    C : rate of respiration is decreased
    D : there is an increase in humidity


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 87

    Consider the following fauna of India: 1.Gharial 2.Leatherback turtle 3.Swamp deer Which of the above is/are endangered?

    A : 1 and 2 only
    B : 3 only
    C : 1, 2 and 3
    D : None


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 88

    Ball bearings are used in bicycles, cars, etc., because

    A : the actual between the is increased area of contact wheel and axle
    B : the effective between the is increased area of contact wheel and axle
    C : the effective between the is reduced area of contact wheel and axle
    D : None of the above statements is correct


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 89

    Consider the following phenomena: 1. Size of the sun at dusk 2. Colour of the sun at dawn 3. Moon being visible at dawn 4. Twinkle of stars in the sky 5. Polestar beingvisible in the sky Which of the above are optical illusions?

    A : 1, 2 and 3
    B : 3, 4 and 5
    C : 1, 2 and 4
    D : 2, 3 and 5


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 90

    Rainbow is produced when sunlight falls on drops of rain. Which of the following physical phenomena are responsible for this? 1. Dispersion 2. Refraction 3. Internal reflection Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 and 2 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 91

    Many transplanted seedlings do not grow because

    A : the new soil does not contain favourable minerals
    B : most of the root hairs grip the new soil too hard
    C : most of the root hairs are lost during transplantation
    D : leaves get damaged during transplantation


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 92

    Economic growth in country X will necessarily have to occur if

    A : there is technical progress in the world economy
    B : there is population growth in X
    C : there is capital formation in X
    D : the volume of trade grows in the world economy


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 93

    Which of the following statements is / are correct? 1. Viruses lack enzymes necessary for the generation of energy. 2. Viruses can be cultured in any synthetic medium. 3. Viruses are transmitted from one organism to another by biological vectors only. Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : C




  •   Question 94

    Which of the following leaf modifications occurs/occur in desert areas to inhibit water loss? 1. Hard and waxy leaves 2. Tiny leaves or no leaves 3. Thorns instead of leaves Select the correct answer using the codes given below.

    A : 1 and 2 only
    B : 2 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 95

    The known forces of nature can be divided into four classes, viz, gravity electromagnetism, weak nuclear force and strong nuclear force. with reference to them, which one of the following statements is not correct?

    A : Gravity is the strongest of the four
    B : Electromagnetism act only on particles with an electric charge
    C : Weak nuclear force causes radioactivity
    D : Strong nuclear force holds protons and nutrons inside the nuclear of an atom.


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 96

    The efforts to detect the existence of Higgs boson particle have become frequent news in the recent past. What is /are the importance/importances of discovering this particle? 1. It will enable us to understand as to why elementary particles have mass. 2. It will enables us in the near future to develope the technology to transferring matter from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them. 3. It will enable us to create better fuels for nuclear fission. Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 97

    Mycorrhizal biotechnology has been used in rehabilitating degraded sites because mycorrhiza enables the plants to 1. resist drought and increase absorptive area 2. tolerate extremes of PH 3. Resist disease infestation Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    A : 1 only
    B : 2 and 3 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : D




  •   Question 98

    Who among the following constitute the National Development Council? 1. The Prime Minister 2. The Chairman, Finance Commission 3. Ministers of the Union Cabinet 4. Chief Ministers of the States Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

    A : 1, 2 and 3 only
    B : 1, 3 and 4 only
    C : 2 and 4 only
    D : 1, 2, 3 and 4


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     Correct answer is : B




  •   Question 99

    The national income of a country for a given period is equal to the

    A : total value of goods and services produced by the nationals
    B : sum of total consumption and investement expenditure
    C : sum of personal income of all individuals
    D : money value of final goods and services produced


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     Correct answer is : A




  •   Question 100

    Which of the following grants/ grant direct credit assistance to rural households ? 1. Regional Rural Banks 2. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development 3. Land Development Banks Select the correct anser using the codes given below:

    A : 1 and 2 only
    B : 2 only
    C : 1 and 3 only
    D : 1, 2 and 3


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     Correct answer is : A


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