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1. Lake Titicaca, a large deep lake in South America, is located on the border of which two countries?

[A] Argentina and Bolivia

[B] Bolivia and Peru

[C] Peru and Uruguay

[D] Uruguay and Paraguay

2. Which of the following is not an equatorial crop?

[A] Coconut

[B] Rubber

[C] Oil Palm

[D] Banana

3.Systematic approach is one of the major approach to study geography. The systematic approach was introduced by:

[A] Eratosthenese

[B] Ptolemy

[C] Alexander Von Humboldt

[D] Karl Ritter

4.Which of the following pertains to “study of Landforms” ?

[A] Geomorphology

[B] Oceanography

[C] Climatology

[D] Marine Geography

5.Who among the following proposed Laws of planetary motion?

[A] Newton

[B] Kepler

[C] Ptolemy

[D] Copernicus

6.Which of the following planet is known as Morning star?

[A] Earth

[B] Venus

[C] Mercury

[D] Jupiter

7.Which of the following is an example of direct source to study interior of the earth?

[A] Gravitation

[B] Sesimic activity

[C] Magnetic field

[D] Volcanic Eruption

8.Phobos and Deimos are the natural satellites of which of the following planets?

[A] Mars

[B] Saturn

[C] Jupiter

[D] Earth

9.Which among the following can be measured with Anemometer?

[A] Water Velocity

[B] Wind Velocity

[C] Relative Humidity

[D] Absolute Humidity

10.Which among the following is correct about Sirocco?

[A] It’s a warm & dry wind

[B] It’s a warm & moist wind

[C] It’s a cold & moist wind

[D] It’s a winter wind that blows in pacific ocean

11. Which article of the Indian Constitution provides for Vice-President of India?

[A] Article 61

[B] Article 62

[C] Article 63

[D] Article 65

12.Northern Europe is characterized by ?

[A] Tundra

[B] Taiga

[C] temperate coniferous forests

[D] Alpine

13.Gulf Stream is a _______?

[A] warm current

[B] cold current

[C] Warm & Cold current

[D] None of the above

14.Which among the following is an impact of heavy rainfall on soil?

[A] It decreases acidity and decreases fertility

[B] It increases alkalinity and decreases fertility

[C] It decreases alkalinity and decreases fertility

[D] It reduces the fertility

15.Larsemann Hills region is located in?

[A] Europe

[B] Moon

[C] Antarctica

[D] Australia

16.Which of the following European countries has Highest Muslim Population density?

[A] Bosnia and Herzegovina

[B] Albania

[C] Kosovo

[D] Turkey

17.The correct location of Milwaukee Deep is ___________?

[A] Puerto Rico Trench

[B] Cayman Trough

[C] Manila Trench

[D] Hikurangi Trench

18.Which among the following is the tide of minimum rise?

[A] Spring Tide

[B] Low Tide

[C] Ebb Tide

[D] None of them

19.What is the term used for countries that consist of an archipelago?

[A] Islet

[B] Archipelagic State

[C] Island

[D] Cays

20.Honshu Island is situated in which country?

[A] China

[B] South Korea

[C] Indonesia

[D] Japan

21.Common Service Centre (CSC) recently partnered with which bank for sale of FASTags?

[A] Airtel Payment Bank

[B] Paytm Payment Bank

[C] State Bank of India

[D] Equitas Bank

22.The Reserve Bank of India has recently revised the ‘Supervisory Action Framework’ of which category of banks?

[A] Public Sector Banks

[B] Private Sector Banks

[C] Foreign Banks

[D] Urban Cooperative Banks

23.The first in-depth review of India’s energy policies was recently released by which international organisation?

[A] World Energy Council

[B] International Energy Agency

[C] Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries

[D] International Renewable Energy Agency

24.Which famous international money transfer company recently partnered with Ebixcash to expand its presence in Indian market?

[A] PayPal


[B] MoneyGram

[C] Western Union

[D] Transfer Wise

25.Which company has recently announced to invest $ 1 billion to digitise Small and Medium Businesses in India?

[A] Google

[B] Amazon

[C] Microsoft


26.The ‘World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020’ (WESO) report was recently released by which international organisation?

[A] United Nations

[B] The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

[C] International Labour Organization

[D] World Trade Organisation

27.Which Indian tele-com service provider recently got approval from the telecom department to raise the FDI limit to 100%?

[A] Jio

[B] Bharti Airtel

[C] Vodafone Idea


28.Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) of India recently signed an MoU to assist the Petroleum Authority of which country?

[A] Ghana

[B] Argentina

[C] Brazil

[D] Peru

29.India signed and MoU with the World Bank for the Agri-business and Rural Transformation Project of which state?

[A] Gujarat

[B] Maharashtra

[C] Madhya Pradesh

[D] Haryana

30.Which steel plant of India was recently awarded at the WEF Annual meet, for being included in the WEF’s Lighthouse Network?

[A] Salem Steel Plant

[B] Tata Steel Kalinganagar

[C] Vijayanagar Steel Plant

[D] Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant

31.Which term is used to define the difference between the total imports of the country and the total exports?

[A] Trade Deficit

[B] Import Deficit

[C] Primary Deficit

[D] Fiscal Deficit

32. Which ratings agency has slashed the GDP growth forecast of India to 0.8% from its previous estimate of 2%, for the financial year 2020-21?

[A] S&P

[B] Fitch Ratings


[D] IndRa

13.What is the permitted stay period of an individual in India, to be included as a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), in context of tax calculation?

[A] 60 days

[B] 90 days

[C] 120 days

[D] 150 days

34.The Electricity distribution companies in which category of territories are proposed to be privatised, as a part of the Economic Stimulus package?

[A] Hilly states

[B] North-Eastern states

[C] Union Territories

[D] Coastal states

35.Google, along with which technology company has released their collaborative application programming interface (API) for contact tracing?

[A] Apple

[B] Microsoft

[C] Amazon

[D] Facebook

36.Which is the first bank in India to launch a mobile application for opening a current account?

[A] ICICI Bank

[B] IndusInd Bank

[C] Axis Bank

[D] HDFC Bank

37.As per the new order of Finance Ministry, all new schemes that have been approved will remain suspended till which date?

[A] December 31, 2020

[B] March 31, 2021

[C] June 30, 2001

[D] December 31, 2021

38.Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has extended a line of credit (LOC) worth USD 215.68 million to which country?

[A] Burundi

[B] Malawi

[C] Madagascar

[D] Bhutan

39.What is the annual rate of inflation based on monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI), in May 2020?

[A] 3.21%

[B] 0.25%

[C] -0.25%

[D] -3.21%

40.Jio Platforms is to partner with which Technology company to develop a new operating system for smartphone in India?

[A] Microsoft

[B] Google

[C] Xiaomi

[D] Facebook

41.Scientists recently discovered dwarf galaxies with massive black holes using Very Large Array (VLA) observatory. Where is the observatory situated?

[A] Japan

[B] China

[C] U.S.A

[D] Russia

42.What is a “Shopper’, which was sometimes seen in news recently ?

[A] e-Commerce website

[B] Malware

[C] Robot

[D] Electric vehicle for shopping

43.The communication satellite of ISRO, GSAT-30 is scheduled to launch aboard which vehicle?

[A] PSLV C 44

[B] PSLV C 46

[C] PSLV C 47

[D] Ariane 5

44.The ‘Integrated Road Accident Database (IRAD)’ recently launched at the road safety stakeholders’ meet, was developed by which institution?

[A] Indian Institute of Technology -Madras

[B] Indian Institute of Science

[C] Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur

[D] Indian Institute of Technology- Kharagpur

45.Paperless licensing process for petroleum service stations has been launched through Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO). PESO comes under the aegis of which ministry?

[A] Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

[B] Ministry of Commerce and Industry

[C] Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

[D] Ministry of Home Affairs

46.Which country has launched a 4 million pound – ‘Innovation Challenge Fund’ in India?

[A] Egypt

[B] Zimbabwe

[C] United Kingdom

[D] Lebanon

47.Which global firm has developed a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) model to protect an endangered whale species?

[A] Amazon

[B] Microsoft

[C] Google

[D] Facebook

48.The cybersecurity project codenamed Dejfa, that was recently making news, belongs to which country?

[A] Pakistan

[B] Iran

[C] Malaysia

[D] China

49.‘ASK DISHA’ is an online chat-bot of which Indian organisation?

[A] IRCTC -Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation

[B] NPCI- National Payments Corporation of India

[C] RBI- Reserve Bank of India

[D] SEBI- Securities Exchange Board of India

50.Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has given approval to plasma therapy for COVID-19 treatment to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST). The institution is located in which state?

[A] Telangana

[B] Tamil Nadu

[C] Kerala

[D] Karnataka

51.Apple recently partnered with which company to develop a technology solution for Contact Tracing activity?

[A] Microsoft


[C] Google

[D] Facebook

52.The ‘COVID-19 Sample Collection Kiosk’ (COVSACK), which was seen in news recently, was developed by the laboratory of which institution?

[A] Defence Research and Development Organisation

[B] Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

[C] Bharat Electronics Limited

[D] Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

53.The Union Home ministry has flagged which video-conferencing software as vulnerable to cyber-crimes?

[A] Skype

[B] Zoom

[C] Duo

[D] Meet

54.The term ‘Fncas9 Editor Linked Uniform Detection Assay’- Feluda, which was seen in news recently, is associated with which process?

[A] Developing vaccine for Covid-19

[B] Testing Coronavirus

[C] Plasma therapy

[D] Developing Herd immunity

55.What is ‘Eventbot’, that was seen in news recently?

[A] Disinfectant Robot

[B] Cryptocurrency

[C] Malware

[D] Chatbot

56.Which major technology company has launched a new application named ‘Sodar’, to help people maintain distancing?

[A] Facebook

[B] Amazon

[C] Google

[D] Apple

57.What is the name of the programme launched by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, in collaboration with Intel India?

[A] Responsible AI for Youth

[B] Sustainable AI for Youth

[C] Artificial Intelligence for India

[D] Bharat AI

58.Which social media platform has launched a new feature called ‘Fleets’ in India?

[A] Facebook

[B] Twitter

[C] TikTok

[D] Telegram

59.Which internet company has discontinued two of its popular applications Vigo Video and Vigo Lite?

[A] Apple

[B] ByteDance

[C] Tencent

[D] Adobe

60.73rd Amendment of the Constitution of India, is related to which among the following?

[A] Townships

[B] Panchayats

[C] Municipalities

[D] District Boards

61.What is the minimum age prescribed by the Constitution of India for a candidate to be elected as Vice president of India?

[A] 18 years

[B] 25 years

[C] 30 years

[D] 35 years

62.A Lok Sabha speaker addresses his/ her resignation to whom among the following?

[A] Deputy Speaker

[B] President

[C] Prime Minister

[D] Law Ministry

63.The Mandal Commission was constituted during the tenure of which among the following prime ministers?

[A] Indira Gandhi

[B] Morarji Desai

[C] Rajiv Gandhi

[D] V P Singh

64.Sindhi Language was included in the list of official languages in the 8th schedule of our constitution in which year?

[A] 1957

[B] 1967

[C] 1969

[D] 1968

65.The Parliament of India is consisted of _______:

[A] Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha

[B] Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha & President

[C] Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, President & Prime Minister

[D] Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha & Council of Ministers

66.For which of the following purpose, Rajamanar Committee was constituted ?

[A] Industrial Licensing

[B] Direct taxes

[C] Centre State Fiscal Relations

[D] InDirect taxes

67.Who among the following was the main rival candidate against India’s first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad?

[A] NN Das

[B] K T Shah

[C] CH Ram

[D] S Radhakrishnan

68.Which of the following is / are qualifications to be appointed as governor of a state?

1.            Should be citizen of India

2.            Should not be resident of the state of which he / she works as Governor

3.            Should have completed age of 35 years

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] Only 1 & 2

[B] Only 1 & 3

[C] Only 1

[D] 1, 2 & 3

69.Which among the following article was inserted in the Indian Constitution by 42nd amendment 1976, in purview of India being a signatory of Stockholm Conference of 1972?

[A] Article 45

[B] Article 47

[C] Article 47 A

[D] Article 48 A

70.Who among the following determines the qualifications which shall be requisite for appointment as members of the Finance Commission in India?

[A] President of India

[B] Council of Ministers

[C] Parliament by an act

[D] Union Cabinet

71.The Election Commission of India is not concerned with the elections of /to the :

[A] President

[B] Vice President

[C] Panchayats and Municipalities in the State

[D] All of the above

72.The Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution deals with the administration and control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes in the four states of :

[A] Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland

[B] Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram

[C] Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland

[D] Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland

73.Which of the following committees of parliament considers the question of contempt of the House?

[A] Select Committee

[B] Committee on privileges

[C] Committee on petitions

[D] None of them

74.The Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA) does not authorize the States give the Gram Sabhas power to regulate and restrict which of the following?

[A] Sale/consumption of liquor

[B] Minor Forest Produce

[C] Identify the beneficiary of the schemes

[D] Manage mineral resources

75.Swaraj Party within the Congress was formed after which of the following sessions of Congress?

[A] Calcutta

[B] Nagpur

[C] Gaya

[D] Lahore

76.In which of the following year the Muslim League demanded separate Pakistan for the first time?

[A] 1939

[B] 1940

[C] 1941

[D] 1942

77.Two independent states of India and Pakistan were created by which of the following?

[A] The Shimla Conference

[B] The Crips Proposal

[C] The Cabinet Mission Plan

[D] The Indian Independence Act

78.Arrange the following events connected with Indian freedom struggle in the correct chronological order.

1.Muslim Deliverance Day

2.Direct Action Day

3.Resignation of Congress Ministries

4.Individual Satyagraha

Select the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 3, 1, 4, 2

[B] 1, 2, 3, 4

[C] 4, 3, 2, 1

[D] 1, 3, 2, 4

79.How was the Constituent Assembly given a broader social basis after the withdrawal of the Muslim league from the Constituent Assembly?

[A] By nominating independent members from various minority groups

[B] By nominating independent members from various caste and religious groups

[C] By nominating independent members of different castes, religious groups and women and also by taking in representatives of the princely states

[D] By taking in representatives of the princely states and asking for written submission from the public at large

80.Which of the following did not participated in the Second Round Table Conference?

[A] Mahadev Desai

[B] Pyarelal Nayyar

[C] Madan Mohan Malaviya

[D] Jawaharlal Nehru

81.Which of the following was the President of the Central legislative Assembly in August 1925?

[A] C. R. Das

[B] Motilal Nehru

[C] M. R. Jayakar

[D] Vitthal Bhai Patel

82.The Bengali leader who opposed socio-religious reforms and supported orthodoxy was?

[A] Radhakant Dev

[B] Nemisadhan Bose

[C] Hemchandra Biswas

[D] Hemchandra De

83.Who among the following made a great contribution for the integration the princely states with India?

[A] B.V. Patel

[B] V.P. Menon

[C] Both of Them

[D] Mahatma Gandhi

84. Which among the following acted as the key documents which was/ were produced by B.V Patel and V.P Menon?

1. Standstill Agreement

2. Instrument of Accession

3. Forceful integration

Choose the correct option from the codes given below:

[A] 2 only

[B] 1 & 2

[C] 2 & 3

[D] 1, 2 & 3

85. Which of the following organizations creates the topographical maps of India?

[A] Geological survey of India

[B] Survey of India

[C] Geographical survey of India

[D] None of Them

86. The channel that separates Lakshadweep Islands and Maliku Atoll is known as which among the following?

[A] 10° Channel

[B] 9° Channel

[C] Coco Channel

[D] Kardiva Channel

87. Which of the following two rivers empty in Gulf of Khambhat?

[A] Narmada and Tapti rivers

[B] Jhelum and Tapti

[C] Jhelum and Ravi

[D] Tapti and Godavari

88. Barak valley is an important part of which of the following states of India?

[A] Nagaland

[B] Assam

[C] Jammu & Kashmir

[D] Arunanchal Pradesh

89. Which among the following is the largest and broadest river of south India?

[A] Krishna

[B] Godavari

[C] Narmada

[D] Tapti

90. Which among the following is smallest district of India?

[A] Alapuzha

[B] Dausa

[C] Mahe

[D] Tirap

91. Which among the following rock system in India is also known as storehouse of minerals?

[A] Archaean Rock system

[B] Dharwar system

[C] The Cudappah system

[D] The Vindhyan System

92. Which of the following is the correct location of Palk Strait?

[A] Between Gulf of Kachchh & Gulf of Khambat

[B] Between Gulf of Mannar & Bay of Bengal

[C] Between Lakshdweep and Maldives

[D] In Andaman & Nicobar Islands

93. India’s Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute is located in?

[A] Muradabad

[B] Faizabad

[C] Kolkata

[D] Pune

94. Consider the following:

1.            Nainital – Tectonic Wetland

2.            Lok Tak Lake – Oxbow Wetland

3.            Lonar Lake – Crater Wetland

4.            Chilka Lake – Lagoon Wetland

Which among the above is/ are correct matches?

[A] Only 1 & 3

[B] Only 2 & 4

[C] Only 1, 2 & 4

[D] All are correct

95.”Brookside Bungalow” is located in which of the following states?

[A] Assam

[B] Meghalaya

[C] Tripura

[D] Nagaland

96. Central Seed Testing and Referral Laboratory (CSTL) is located:

[A] Bhopal

[B] Varanasi

[C] Dehradun

[D] Lucknow

97. Consider the following statements:

1.            Most of the wool produced in India is not enough to fulfill demand of the country

2.            Most of the wool produced in India is NOT of apparel grade

Which among the above statements is are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct

[B] Only 2 is correct

[C] Both 1 and 2 are correct

[D] Neither 1 nor 2 is correct

98. The Sabarmati river originates in which among the following ranges?

[A] The Satpuras

[B] The Vindhyas

[C] The Aravallis

[D] The Western Ghats

99. Consider the following statements:

1.            Block Mountains are formed by the lifting up of land between faults or by the sinking of land outside the faults.

2.            A mountain range is produced at the plate boundaries due to Continental-continental collision

Which among the above statements is / are correct?

[A] Only 1 is correct

[B] Only 2 is correct

[C] Both 1 & 2 are correct

[D] None is correct

100. Garo Hills is a part of which among the following states of India?

[A] Nagaland

[B] Meghalaya

[C] Manipur

[D] Mizoram

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