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(1) Consider the following statements.

1. Existence of human life on Venus is highly improbable.

2. Venus has extremely high level of CO2 in its atmosphere.

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

a) 1 Only

b) 2 Only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


(2) Consider the following.

1. Dispute with cellular companies.

2. Motor accident cases.

3. Pension cases.

Which of the above Lok Adalats held?

a. 1 only

b. 1 and 2

c. 3 only

d. All of these


(3) Which of the statement/s are correct about Morley Minto Reforms 1909?

1. The number of elected members in imperial legislative council were increased but in the provincial legislative councils there number was decreased.

2. The elected members were to be directly elected.

Choose the not correct code:

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. Neither 1 nor 2


(4) The Chairman of which of the following Parliamentary
Committee is in variably from the ruling party.

a. Committee on Public undertaking.

b. Public Account Committee.

c. Estimate Committee.

d. Committee on Assurance.


(5) Which one of the following pair is correctly matched?

1. Indus – Langchan Khambab

2. Satluj – Singi Khamban

3. Brahmputra – Tsangpo

4. Godavari – Dakshin Ganga

Choose the correct codes given below:

A. 1, 2 and 3

B. 2, 3 and 4

C. 3 and 4

D. 1, 2, 3 and 4


(6) Black Carbon is a solid particle or aerosol that contributes to the warming of atmosphere. How?

1. It is a strong absorber of sunlight and heats the air indirectly.

2. It darkens snow-packs and glaciers through deposition leading to their melting

Which of the above is/are incorrect?

A. 1 Only

B. 2 Only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None


(7) Which of the following is not correctly matched?

A. Warli Paintings – Maharashtra

B. Thangka Painting – Sikkim

C. Manjusha Painting – Bihar

D. Kalamkari Painting – Kerala


(8) Nitrous oxide is emitted when nitrogen is added to the soil through the use of chemical fertilizers. But, how nitrous oxide is removed from the atmosphere?

1. Absorbed by certain types of bacteria

2. Destroyed by ultraviolet radiation

Which of the above is/are incorrect?

a. 1 Only

b. 2 Only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. None


(9) Ethylene is highly effective in early ripening of fruits because

a. It increase water uptake by plants during ripening process

b. It increases the nutrient and carbohydrate content of the plant produce

c. It promotes geotropism in plants that are near ripening thereby increasing solar energy intake

d. It enhances the respiration rate in plants during ripening of the fruits.


(10) Consider the following statements.

1. Plan holiday represents a gap between two Five Year Plan in India.

2. India had it’s first plan holiday after declaration of emergency in 1977.

Which of the statement(s) 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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