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1. He was a social reformer who worked for the advancement of deprived untouchable people in the princely state of Travancore. Mahatma Gandhi called him as ‘Pulaya king’ and Indira Gandhi described him as ‘India’s greatest son’. He also started Sadhu Jana Paripalana Sangham. He was

 (a) Sree Narayana Guru

 (b) K. Kelappan

 (c) T. K. Madhavan

 (d) Mahatma Ayyankali

2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Under the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules 1961, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is the nodal ministry for all matters of Union Territories.
  2. Every union territory is administered by the President acting through an administrator appointed by him.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

3. Consider the following statements:

  1. As per the Disaster Management Act 2005, States are empowered to override University Grants Commission (UGC) exam guidelines in order to protect human lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. The National Executive Committee under section of the Act is responsible for drawing up the state disaster management plan, and implementing the National Plan.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. “Social security and social insurance” is a part of which of the following?

 (a) Union list

 (b) State list

 (c) Concurrent list

 (d) Residuary list

5. Toys (Quality Control) Order has been issued by which of the following?

 (a) Department of Investment and Public Asset Management

 (b) Cell for IPR Promotion and Management

 (c) Department of Commerce

 (d) Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade

6. Consider the following statements:

  1. Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is a statutory body set up under the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
  2. AGMARK is a quality Certification Mark issued by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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

7. Mediterranean Sea is a border of which of the following countries?

  1. Jordan
  2. Iraq
  3. Lebanon
  4. Syria

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

 (a) 1, 2 and 3 only

 (b) 2 and 3 only

 (c) 3 only

 (d) 3 and 4 only

8. Consider the following statements:

  1. Now only the vaccine-derived polio virus remains in Africa.
  2. Sudan is the last African country to be declared free from wild polio.
  3. Wild polio is still present in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

9. Which of the following has launched “Chunauti”- Next Generation Startup Challenge Contest?

 (a) NITI

 (b) Ministry of Commerce and Industry

 (c) Ministry of Corporate Affairs

 (d) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

10. Consider the following statements about Barn Owls (Tyto Alba):

  1. It is found everywhere in the world except for the polar and desert regions.
  2. It is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Which of the following statement is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2


11. Consider the following pairs:

                  Tradition                        State

  1. Chapchar Kut festival —      Mizoram
  2. Khongjom Parba ballad —      Manipur
  3. Onam —      Kerala

Which of the above given pairs is/are correctly matched?

 (a) 3 only

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

12. Consider the following statements about Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in India:

  1. PVTGs reside in 18 States and one Union Territory.
  2. A stagnant or declining population is one of the criteria for determining PVTG status.
  3. Among the 75 listed PVTG’s the highest number are found in Andhra Pradesh followed by Odisha.
  4. Irular and Konda Reddi tribes are included in the list of PVTGs.

Which of the statements given above are correct?

 (a) 1, 2 and 3

 (b) 2, 3 and 4

 (c) 1, 2 and 4

 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

13. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) can amend the Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1964.
  2. Currently, the powers to constitute Foreigners tribunals were vested only with the State.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

14. Consider the following statements with reference to National Population Register (NPR):

  1. It is mandatory for only citizen of India to register in the National Population Register (NPR).
  2. NPR database would contain demographic as well as biometric details.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

15. Consider the following statements:

  1. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ was the first U.N. human rights treaty of the twenty-first century.
  2. India is a signatory of the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

16. “Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)” run by:

 (a) Department of Economic Affairs

 (b) Department of Expenditure

 (c) Department of Revenue

 (d) Department of Financial Services

17. The functions of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) includes:

  1. Recovering amounts overcharged by manufacturers for the controlled drugs from the consumers
  2. Fixation and revision of prices of Scheduled drugs
  3. Monitoring of prices of decontrolled drugs

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

18. Which of the following pairs (Geographical Indications: State) is not matched correctly?

 (a) Blue pottery: Rajasthan

 (b) Aranmula Kannadi: Karnataka

 (c) Nakshi kantha: West Bengal

 (d) Kandhamal Haladi: Odisha

19. Consider the following pairs:

Crafts Heritage of:          Region

  1. Channapatna Toys           : Karnataka
  2. Uppada Jamdani saris       : Tamil Nadu
  3. Sujni embroidery               : Bihar

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 1 only

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

20. Nathu La is a mountain pass, situated in:

 (a) Assam

 (b) Arunachal Pradesh

 (c) Ladakh

 (d) Sikkim

21. In which of the following Chola era inscriptions throws light on the record of a gift of six marttus (a measuring unit) of land gifted to a person?

 (a) Chebrolou

 (b) Gottiprolu

 (c) Nagardhan

 (d) None of the above


22. With reference to Indian history, Uttaramerur inscriptions (Chola) are related to?

 (a) Self-governance system

 (b) Land revenue and trade tax

 (c) Foreign trade

 (d) Art and architecture

23. Regarding the taxation system of Krishna Deva, the ruler of Vijayanagar, consider the following statements:

  1. The tax rate on land was fixed depending on the quality of the land.
  2. Private owners of workshops paid an industries tax.

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

24. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

            Famous Temples                      State

  1. Virupaksha Temple                           Karnataka
  2. Khajuraho Temple                               Odisha
  3. Konark Sun Temple                          Madhya Pradesh
  4. Ramanathaswamy Temple            Tamil Nadu

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1, 2 and 4

 (b) 1, 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 4

 (d) All of the above

25. Consider the following statements:

  1. Under Article 137 of the Constitution of India, the Supreme Court has the power to review any of its judgments or orders.
  2. A Review Petition has to be filed within 3 months of the date of judgment or order.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

26. In Roopa Hurra v Ashok Hurra case (2002), the Supreme Court of India evolved the concept of:

 (a) Special Leave Petition

 (b) Review Petition

 (c) Curative Petition

 (d) Basic Structure

27. Consider the following statements regarding Operation Twist.

  1. Operation Twist is a move in which a central bank decides to simultaneously buy long-dated securities while selling short-term securities.
  2. It is the usual practice carried out by RBI for the management of the yield curve.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

28. ‘Syngas’ is a fuel gas mixture consisting primarily of:

  1. Hydrogen
  2. Carbon monoxide
  3. Carbon dioxide
  4. Methane

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 1, 2 and 3

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) All of the above

29. Consider the following statements:

  1. Coal gasification is one of the more water-intensive forms of energy production.
  2. Chemicals & Fertilizers Ministry recently concluded a coal gasification plant contract in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh for the urea sector.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

30. Consider the following statements about Pangong Tso Lake:

  1. It is a freshwater lake
  2. It was listed under the Montrex Record
  3. It is a part of Indus water basin

Which of the given above statements is/are not correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3


31. Consider the following statements:

  1. International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a United Nations body whose mission is to promote and protect human rights around the world.
  2. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is monitored by International Commission of Jurists (ICJ).

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

32. Consider the following statements:

  1. National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) was set up based on the recommendation of the Padmanabhaiah Committee on Police Reforms.
  2. The Bureau is tasked with combating drug trafficking and the use of illegal substances.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

33. Consider the following statements:

  1. In India, the telecom sector was liberalised under the New Economic Strategy in 1991.
  2. As per Department of Telecommunications, ‘Adjusted Gross Revenue’ (AGR) includes income only from telecom operations.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

34. The ‘kafala system’ governs which of the following?

 (a) Carbon Trade

 (b) Oil & Natural Gas

 (c) Foreign tourists

 (d) Migrant labourers

35. Consider the following statements:

  1. In India insurance was mentioned in the writings of Manu (Manusmriti), Yagnavalkya (Dharmasastras) and Kautilya (Arthashastra).
  2. Insurance sector was nationalized by the Government of India under Indira Gandhi.
  3. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) is an autonomous body established under Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

36. The expression ‘Green Term Ahead Market’ (GTAM) is sometimes mentioned in media in reference to:

 (a) Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)

 (b) Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR)

 (c) Sustainable Development Mechanism (SDM)

 (d) None of the above

37. Consider the following statements:

As per the National Security Act, the grounds for preventive detention of a person include:

  1. Acting in any manner prejudicial to the defence of India.
  2. Strong criticism against government policies and personalities.
  3. Depictions of an unresponsive or insensitive regime.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 3

 (b) 1 only

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) 1 and 2

38. The Gaza Strip is a self-governing territory of:

 (a) Israel

 (b) Jordan

 (c) Lebanon

 (d) Palestine

39. Which of the following pairs is/are correctly matched?

  Islands in news                Country

  1. Crete Island                      Greece
  2. Galapagos Islands            Ecuador
  3. Vanilla Islands                  Malaysia

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

40. ASEEM portal has been launched recently by:

 (a) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY)

 (b) Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)

 (c) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoUHA)

 (d) Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)

41. Which of the following statements about Narayana Guru is/are correct?

  1. He read Thomas Paine’s book Rights of Man and developed a keen sense of social justice.
  2. Guru organized an All Region Conference in 1923.
  3. He propagated the motto, One Caste, One Religion, One God for All.

Select the correct answer suing the code below:

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 3 only

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) 1, 2 and 3


42. Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Mission Karmayogi’ is established under the National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB).
  2. NPCSCB will be governed by the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

43. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Merchandise Exports from India (MEIS) Scheme is notified by the DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade) and implemented by the Ministry of Finance.
  2. MEIS was introduced in the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

43. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Merchandise Exports from India (MEIS) Scheme is notified by the DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade) and implemented by the Ministry of Finance.
  2. MEIS was introduced in the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

45. Consider the following statements:

  1. According to the Indian Patents Act, a biological process to create a seed can be patented in India.
  2. In India, there is no Intellectual Property Appellate Board.
  3. Plant varieties are not eligible to be patented in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are not correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 only

 (c) 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

46. India enacted The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 in order to comply with the obligations

 (a) ILO

 (b) IMF

 (c) UNCTAD

 (d) WTO

47. Global Innovation Index has been published by which of the following?

 (a) World Economic Forum

 (b) World Bank Group

 (c) United States Chamber of Commerce

 (d) World Intellectual Property Organization

48. Consider the following statements:

  1. Section 69A of the IT Act provides for the central government to issue directions for blocking public access to any information through any computer resource.
  2. National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal is a citizen-centric initiative that will enable citizens to report cyber-crimes online.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

49. ‘National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations’ (NIDHI) programme is an initiative of:

 (a) Department of Biotechnology

 (b) Department of Space

 (c) Department of Science & Technology

 (d) Department of Atomic Energy

50. Consider the following statements:

  1. Special Frontier Force (SFF) was raised in the immediate aftermath of the 1999 Kargil War.
  2. It falls under the purview of the Cabinet Secretariat.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

51 Why the eastern and western boundaries of the Pacific Ocean experience frequent earthquakes?

A. Due to these margins coinciding with the plate margins.

B. Due to presence of High Mountain stretches along the continental belts

C. Due to continuous wave and current action

D. Due to the presence of deep ocean trenches along these margins.

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