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   Question-1

Consider the following statements with respect to Lok Sabha.

  1. A member of this house shall be disqualified for remaining continuously absent for 100 days without the permission of the house.
  2. If the Speaker of the Lok Sabha wants to resign he can do so by offering his resignation to the President of India
  3. Under Article 352 it is only the Lok Sabha which is given special powers to disapprove the Presidential Proclamation regarding continuance of National Emergency.
    Which of the above statements are true?
     A)1 and 2
    B) 2 only
    C) 2 and 3 only
    D) 3 only

  Question-2

Consider the following statements with reference to Pallava Architecture.

  1. It is a transition from Cave temples to Monolithic Rathas and culminated in Structural Temples.
  2. The Pallava Temple Architecture was characterized by the presence of large Gopurams and high rising Vimanas.
  3. The Descent of Ganges and Arjuna’s Penance can be classified as Mural Paintings on stone.

     Which of the above statements are true?

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

  Question-3

Consider the following statements about the Index of Industrial Production(IIP).

  1. IIP is compiled and published by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion(DIPP).
  2. The Eight Core Industries comprise nearly 40.27 % of the weight of items included in IIP.
  3. The base year for IIP is 2011-2012 (Earlier 2004-05) i.e. it is calculated on the basis of their share of GDP at factor cost during 2011-12.

       Which of the above statements are true?
 A) 1 only 
B) 2 only
C) 2 and 3 only
D) 1,2 and 3

  Question-4

      GST shall not apply to which of the following items?

  1. Aviation Turbine Fuel
  2. Cooked Eggs
  3. Motor spirit
  4. Judicial Papers
  5. Postage and Revenue Stamps

    Which of the above statements are correct?

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

  Question-5

Consider the following statements with reference to Prime Minister Research Fellowship Scheme.

  1. 1. It was launched in 2018 and offers direct admission to such students in the Ph.D. programmes in IITs, IISERs, and IISc.
  2. The Scheme offers fellowships to all students both from Sciences and Arts backgrounds.

       Which of the above statements are correct?

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

  Question-6

The White Winged Wood Duck would be commonly found in which of the following?

A) Namdapha National Park
B) Gorumara National Park
C) Mouling National Park
D) Nameri National Park

  Question-7

Consider the following statements with reference to Swachh Survekshan.

1.  It is a quarterly cleanliness assessment of cities and towns in India launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
2.  In 2020, the 5th edition of this annual cleanliness survey will be conducted.
      Which of the above statements are true?
 A) 1 only
B) 2 only
C) Both 1 and 2
D) Neither 1 nor 2

 Question-8

If you travel from Tumkuru to Kokrajhar by road via the shortest path, from how many (minimum) states are you likely to pass?

A) Three
B) Four
C) Six
D) Seven

 Question-9

Consider the following statements regarding the Convention on Biodiversity, 1992. (CBD)

  1. The helped in the adoption of Aichi Targets via the Nagoya Protocol
  2. The CBD Secretariat is situated in Montreal and it operates under the United Nations Environment Program(UNEP).
  3. The US has neither signed nor ratified the convention.

    Which of the above statements are correct?
A) 1 only
B) 1 and 2 only
C) 2 and 3 only
D) 2 only 

 Question-10

Consider the following statements on National Commission for Backward Classes.

  1. It has been a constitutional body since the adoption of the Constitution in 1950
  2. The chairman and other members are appointed by President under his warrant and seal.

    Which of the above statements are correct?

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