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(1) Which of the following factor affects Insolation?

1. The rotation of the earth on its axis.

2. The angle of inclination of the sun’s rays.

3. The transparency of the atmosphere.

Select the correct code from the options given below:

a) 1 and 2 Only

b) 2 and 3 Only

c) 1 and 3 Only

d) 1, 2 and 3


(2) Which of the following are correct regarding Non-Cooperation Movement?

1. Gandhi’s poor health was responsible for the withdrawal of the movement.

2. It attracted the masses.

3. Rowlatt Act, Jallianwala Bagh massacre and other form of oppressions were main reasons behind the movement.

Select the correct Code:

a. 1 and 2

b. Only 1

c. Only 2

d. 2 and 3


(3) Consider the following statements regarding special powers of Rajya Sabha.

1. It can authorize the parliament to make law on a subject enumerated in state list.

2. It can authorize the Parliament to create new
– All India Services for Centre and State services for states.

Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?

A. 1 Only

B. 2 Only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


(4) Which one of the following statements is not correct?

a. The boundary separating one drainage basin from the other is called water shade.

b. Ghaggar is the most important example of Inland drainage system.

c. The northern part of the western coastal plain is also known as Malabar.

d. Kori Creek is located in Rann of Kutch.


(5) Wall paintings can be found in

1. Bhimbetka

2. Ajanta

3. Bagh caves

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 Only

B. 1 and 3 Only

C. 2 and 3 Only

D. 1, 2 and 3 Only


(6) Consider the following regarding Indian Council Act of 1861.

1. For the first time representative institution started by associating Indians with law making process.

2. It empowered the viceroy to issue ordinances without the concurrence of the legislative council during emergency.

Which of the statement(s) is/are correct?

A. 1 Only

B. 2 Only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


(7) It is a large majestic migratory bird that breeds and winters in wetlands. In India, they were known to winter at Keoladeo National Park.
It refers to

A. Bengal Florican

B. White Bellied Heron

C. Siberian Crane

D. Great Indian Bustard


(8) The percentage contribution to the greenhouse effect the four major gases are –

a. Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen dioxide, Sulphur dioxide and Ozone.

b. Carbon dioxide, Methane, Ozone, Water vapour.

c. Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen Oxide, Water vapour.

d. Carbon dioxide, Methane, Water vapour, Nitrogen dioxide.


(9) Which of the following is a primary cause of soil degradation in irrigated cultivated land in India.

a. Silting of land

b. Gully Erosion

c. Alkalization and Salinity of soil

d. Wind erosion


(10) Consider the following statement about HDI
(Human Development Index).

1. HDI uses gross national income per capita at
PPP for the measurement of standard of living index.2. HDI also accounts for gender bias in calculation of Indices.
Which of the statement’s given above is/are

(a) 1 Only

(b) 2 Only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


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