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Practice Solved Test 6


1. With reference to Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), consider the following statements:

  1. The Scheme is implemented in all the districts of the country in accordance with the provision of the National Food Security Act, 2013.
  2. It is implemented by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  3. It is a conditional cash transfer scheme for pregnant and lactating women of 19 years of age or above for the first live birth.

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

2. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1959 exempts several posts from disqualification on the grounds of ‘Office of Profit’.
  2. The above-mentioned Act was amended five times.
  3. The term ‘Office of Profit’ is well-defined in the Constitution of India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2 only

 (b) 3 only

 (c) 2 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

3. Consider the following statements about the National Green Tribunal (NGT):

  1. The Chairperson of the NGT is a retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  2. The Tribunal is not bound by the procedure laid down under the Code of Civil Procedure (1908).

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

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) is an initiative of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
  2. CDRI’s initial focus is on developing disaster-resilience in ecological, social, and economic infrastructure.

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

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

 (d) Neither 1 nor 2

5. West Bank is situated to the:

 (a) West of Gaza

 (b) North of Haifa

 (c) South of Golan Heights

 (d) On lake Tiberius

6. With reference to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), consider the following statements:

  1. It is an intergovernmental economic organisation with 37 member countries.
  2. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed agreement between the member states of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and its free trade agreement (FTA) partners.

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

7. Consider the following statements regarding Cord blood banking.

  1. Cord blood is the blood from the baby that is left in the umbilical cord and placenta after birth, which is a rich source of stem cells.
  2. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) allows commercial stem cell banking.
  3. Stem cells in cord blood can be used to strengthen the immune system during cancer treatments.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

 a) 1 and 2

 b) 1 and 3

 c) 2 and 3

 d) 1, 2 and 3

8. The ‘Safai mitra Suraksha Challenge’ was launched by which of the following?

 (a) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

 (b) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

 (c) Ministry of Rural Development

 (d) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

9. Which one of the following country is not associated with the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence alliance?

 (a) Australia

 (b) Canada

 (c) New Zealand

 (d) Russia

10. Which of the following best describes/describe the objectives of ‘National Supercomputing Mission’ (NSM) of Government of India?

  1. To make India number one in supercomputing technology and to enhance India’s capability in solving grand challenge problems of national and global relevance
  2. To attain global competitiveness and ensure self-reliance in the strategic area of supercomputing technology

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

11. With reference to power to suspend Members of Parliament, Consider the following statements:

  1. Unlike the Speaker, the Rajya Sabha Chairman does not have the power to suspend a MP.
  2. It is the role and duty of the Presiding Officer to maintain order so that the House can function smoothly.

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

12. Consider the following statements:

  1. Select Committee of the House is chaired by MPs from the ruling party.
  2. Select Committees membership is limited to MPs from one House.

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


13. ‘Basel III Accord’ or simply ‘Basel III’, often seen in the news, seeks to

 (a) Develop national strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity

 (b) Improve banking sector’s ability to deal with financial and economic stress and improve risk management

 (c) Reduce the greenhouse gas emissions but places a heavier burden on developed countries

 (d) Transfer technology from developed Countries to poor countries to enable them to replace the use of chlorofluorocarbons in refrigeration with harmless chemicals

14. CAROTAR 2020 Rules, sometimes mentioned in the news, are related to:

 (a) Free trade agreement

 (b) Agreement on agriculture

 (c) Base erosion and profit shifting

 (d) Guidelines for enforcement of the ‘Rules of Origin’

15. What is Cas9 protein that is often mentioned in news?

 (a) A molecular scissors used in targeted gene editing

 (b) A biosensor used in the accurate detection of pathogens in patients

 (c) A gene that makes plants pest-resistant

 (d) A herbicidal substance synthesized in genetically modified crops

16. Consider the following statements:

  1. Infrastructure investment trusts (InvITs) are institutions similar to hedge funds.
  2. InvITs are regulated under the Sebi (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) Regulations, 2014.

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

17. for the first time ‘Official Secrets Act’ was enacted during the time of:

 (a) Lord Dalhousie

 (b) Lord Lytton

 (c) Lord Curzon

 (d) Lord Ripon

18. Consider the following statements:

  1. Bonda tribe and Didayi tribes are included in the list of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in India.
  2. These tribes are from Kerala.

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

19. Consider the following statements about Brucellosis:

  1. Brucellosis is a bacterial disease.
  2. Sexual transmission of Brucellosis disease is possible.

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


20. Tasmania is an island state of:

 (a) Papua New Guinea

 (b) New Zealand

 (c) Australia

 (d) China

21. The term “Two state Solution” is sometimes mentioned in the new in the context of the affairs of

 (a) China

 (b) Israel

 (c) Iraq

 (d) Yemen

22. Consider the following statements:

  1. The first IFSC in India has been set up at the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) in Gandhinagar.
  2. It was established by the state government to regulate financial services.

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

23. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Reserve Bank of India manages and services Government of India Securities but not any State Government Securities.
  2. Treasury bills are issued by the Government of India and there are no treasury bills issued by the State Governments.
  3. Treasury bills offer are issued at a discount from the par value.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2 only

 (b) 3 Only

 (c) 2 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

24. Consider the following statements with respect to difference between banks & NBFCs:

  1. NBFC cannot accept demand deposits
  2. NBFCs do not form part of the payment and settlement system and cannot issue cheques drawn on itself
  3. Deposit insurance facility of Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation is not available to depositors of NBFCs, unlike in case of banks

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

25. With reference to regulation of ‘net neutrality’ in India, consider the following statements:

  1. Net neutrality means service providers must treat all traffic equally, and not charge differently based on content.
  2. It is not regulated under any law or by any institution in India.

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. Consider the following statements:

  1. Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority is the National Green Tribunal mandated body tasked with taking various measures to tackle air pollution in the National Capital Region.
  2. It was notified in 1998 by Environment Ministry under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.

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


27. Which one of the following body is the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency?

 (a) National Security Guard (NSG)

 (b) Special Frontier Force (Vikas Battalion)

 (c) National Investigation Agency (NIA)

 (d) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

28. Recently, which one of the following has conducted the successful flight test of ABHYAS–High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT)?

 (a) ISRO

 (b) NAL

 (c) CSIR

 (d) DRDO

29. The Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India lists a/an/the:

 (a) Tribal area

 (b) Powers between center and states

 (c) Union and States

 (d) Official languages

30. Passage Exercise (PASSEX), is a military exercise between India and:

 (a) France

 (b) Japan

 (c) Australia

 (d) Russia

31. Consider the following statements:

  1. The presiding officer (Speaker or Chairman) of the House can also prorogue the House while in session.
  2. The President is empowered to dissolve the Lok Sabha.

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. How is the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) different from the National Green Tribunal (NGT)?

  1. The CPCB has been established by an Act whereas the NGT has been created by an executive order of the Government.
  2. The CPCB promotes cleanliness of streams and wells, and aims to improve the quality of air in the country whereas the NGT provides environmental justice and helps reduce the burden of litigation in the higher courts.

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


33. Consider the following statements:

  1. Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan (SVA) aims to meet the Right to Education Act’s mandate that all schools must have separate toilets for boys and girls.
  2. The SVA programme norms require the state government to build toilets with running water and hand washing facilities.

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. Consider the following countries:

  1. Brazil
  2. South Africa
  3. Germany
  4. India
  5. Australia
  6. Japan

Which of the above are members of G4 grouping?

 (a) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 (b) 1, 3, 4 and 5

 (c) 2, 3, 4 and 6

 (d) 1, 3, 4 and 6

35. Which of the following statements is/are correct about ‘Cess’?

 (a) It is charged over and above direct and indirect taxes.

 (b) It is collected for a particular purpose cannot be used for or diverted to other purposes.

 (c) It is not a permanent source of revenue for the government.

 (d) All of the above statements i.e. (a), (b) and (c) are correct

36. “Kris Gopalakrishnan committee”, sometimes mentioned in the news, is associated with:

 (a) Committee of Experts on a Data Protection Framework for India

 (b) Committee on Revisiting and Revitalizing the. PPP model of Infrastructure Development

 (c) Committee of Experts on Non-Personal Data Governance Framework

 (d) Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low Income Households

37. ‘Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre’ (ISLRTC), an autonomous body under the:

 (a) Ministry of Home Affairs

 (b) Ministry of Culture

 (c) Ministry of Human Resource Development

 (d) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

38. ‘Shinkun La’ is a mountain pass in India, on the border between:

 (a) Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh

 (b) Ladakh and Jammu

 (c) Himachal Pradesh and Jammu

 (d) Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand

39. ‘Kumhar Sashaktikaran Yojana’ is an initiative of:

 (a) Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

 (b) National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC)

 (c) Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

 (d) Small Farmers’ Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC)

40. Consider the following statements about Komodo dragon:

  1. They are the largest reptiles on Earth.
  2. IUCN Status of the animal is Vulnerable.

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

41. Consider the following statements:

  1. As per the Constitution of India, it is mandatory for a State to take the Central Government’s consent for raising any loan if the former owes any outstanding liabilities to the letter.
  2. In practice, the Centre has been exercising this power in accordance with the recommendations of the Finance Commission.

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

42. Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 39A of the Constitution provides for free legal aid to the deprived and weaker sections of the society and to promote justice on the base of equal opportunity.
  2. Under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 Lok Adalats have been given statutory status.
  3. The decision made by the Lok Adalats is considered to be a verdict of a civil court and is ultimate and binding on all parties.
  4. There is provision for an appeal against the verdict made by Lok Adalat.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1, 2 and 3

 (b) 2, 3 and 4

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) All of the above

43. Consider the following statements:

  1. South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established with the signing of the SAARC Charter in Dhaka on 8 December 1985.
  2. Afghanistan became the newest member of SAARC at the 17th annual summit in 2011.
  3. The Headquarters and Secretariat of the Association are at Kathmandu, Nepal.

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

44. Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), sometimes in news, it is a/an/the:

 (a) International treaty

 (b) International NGO

 (c) Inter-governmental forum

 (d) Multilateral treaty

45. The ‘Technology Vision for Cyber Security for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) 2020-2023’ was recently released by:

 (a) Ministry of Finance

 (b) Registrar of Cooperative Societies

 (c) Reserve Bank of India

 (d) National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development


46. With reference to digital payments, consider the following statements:

  1. BHIM app allows the user to transfer money to anyone with a UPI-enabled bank account.
  2. While a chip pin debit card has four factors of authentication, BHIM app has only two factors of authentication.

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

47. Consider the following statements:

  1. Under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, both Indian and foreign nationals can be charged.
  2. Under the UAPA, the investigating agency can file a charge sheet in maximum 180 days after the arrests and the duration cannot be extended further after intimating the court.

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

48. Consider the following statements about Jnanpith award:

  1. It was instituted in 1953.
  2. Any Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour.

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. Consider the following statements about International Commission of Jurists (ICJ):

  1. It is an international human rights non-governmental organization.
  2. It is a standing group of 60 eminent jurists—including senior judges, attorneys and academics.

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

50. RAISE Summit 2020 is being conducted by the:

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

 (b) NITI Aayog

 (c) Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

 (d) Both (a) and (b)

51. Which of the following is/are the mandated functions of the newly set up National Medical Commission?

  1. Laying down policies for regulating medical institutions and medical professionals.
  2. Assessing the requirements of human resources and infrastructure in healthcare.
  3. Ensuring compliance by the State Medical Councils with the regulations made under the Bill.
  4. Framing guidelines for determination of fee for up to 50% of the seats in the private medical institutions.

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 1 and 2

 (c) 1, 2 and 3

 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

52. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is an intergovernmental organization
  2. The organization is not a United Nations agency, but the PCA is an official United Nations Observer.

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

53. Consider the following statements:

  1. The G20 (or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
  2. G7 members suspended Russia’s membership of the G-7 group, due to Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

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

54. The term ‘too big or too important to fail’ (TBTF), sometimes mentioned in the news in reference to:

 (a) USA’s Economy

 (b) India’s Economy

 (c) Reserve Bank of India

 (d) Domestic Systemically Important Insurers

55. Consider the following statements:

  1. The sonification project is led by the Chandra X-ray Center in collaboration with ISRO’s Universe of Learning Program (UoL).
  2. The objective of the project is to transform data from astronomical images into audio.

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

56. Consider the following statements:

  1. Under faceless appeals, all Income Tax appeals will be finalised in a faceless manner under the faceless ecosystem.
  2. The ‘Faceless Income Tax Appeals’ system is not applicable in case of appeals relating to international tax and Black Money Act.

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

57. Consider the following statements:

  1. High-security number plates (HSRPs) are copper-based hologram plates manufactured through a process of hot-stamping and laser-branding.
  2. The plates are also supposed to help authorities in tracking authenticity of vehicle ownerships.

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

58. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Fridays for Future is a global climate strike movement that started in 2018.
  2. It is an international movement of school students who take time off from class to participate in demonstrations to demand action to prevent further global warming.

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

59. JIMEX 20 is a bilateral maritime exercise between India and:

 (a) Jordan

 (b) Japan

 (c) Indonesia

 (d) Oman

60. Consider the following statements:

  1. Pinaka is a free flight artillery rocket system having a range of more than 75 km.
  2. The weapon system is designed and developed by Pune-based DRDO lab, Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE).

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


61. Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) have been created with the view of serving primarily the rural areas of India with basic banking and financial services. In this context, consider the following statements:

1. The rural banks had the legislative backing of the Regional Rural Banks Act 1976.

2. The RRBs are sponsored by “Public Sector Banks”.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

62. With reference to the concept of ‘growth with equity’, consider the following statements:

1. It is assessed by the market value of goods and services produced within the territory.

2. It aims to promote both economic growth and social equality.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

63. Which of the following committee emphasized on the small scale Industries for promoting rural development in India?

(a) Karve Committee

(b) S.L. Kapur Committee

(c) Abid Hussain Committee

(d) S.S. Kohli Committee

64. Consider the following statements regarding Marketed Surplus generated during Green Revolution Phase I in India:

1. Due to available marketed surplus, the price of food grains declined relative to other items of consumption.

2. It benefited the lower income group who spends a large proportion of their income on food.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

65. Consider the following statements regarding the trade barriers:

1. Tariff barriers refer to the tax imposed on the import of goods by a country to protect domestic goods.

2. Tariff barriers are more explicit in nature than Non-tariff barriers.

3. Tariff barriers are imposed on the quantity and quality of goods, whereas Non-tariff barriers are imposed on the value of goods.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 3 only

66. Consider the following statements regarding modern industries during the British period in India:

1. The progress of modern industry began during the fi rst half of the nineteenth century.

2. Britishers developed capital goods industries in India.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

67. Which of the following goals were included in every Five Year Plan in India?

1. Growth

2. Privatization

3. Modernization

4. Equity

5. Self-Reliance

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 6 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 2, 5 and 6 only

(d) 1, 3, 4 and 5 only

68. Consider the following statements:

1. Bretton Woods System re-established a system of Fixed Exchange Rate.

2. Under the Fixed Exchange Rate system, when a government increases the exchange rate making the domestic currency cheaper, it is called devaluation.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

69. Consider the following statements regarding the policy changes made under the agriculture sector during the Liberalisation, Privatisation, and Globalisation reforms in India:

1. Increase in import duties on agricultural products

2. Removal of Minimum Support Price

3. Lifting of Quantitative Restrictions on agricultural products

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

70. Match the following:

List I               List II

1. Land Reforms         A. Aimed to increase the productivity of the agricultural sector.

2. Green                      B. Aimed to replace Revolution or substitute imports with domestic production.

3. Import                     C. Aimed to promote Substitution industries in the backward regions.

4. Industrial Policy      D. Aimed to shift Resolution, 1956 ownership to tillers

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D

(b) 1-D, 2-A, 3-B, 4-C

(c) 1-B, 2-A, 3-D, 4-C

(d) 1-D, 2-C, 3-B, 4-A

71. Which of the following was/were the reason for the introduction of structural reforms in China after 1949?

1. China was under the compulsion of the International Monetary Fund to introduce economic reforms.

2. The Maoist vision of economic development based on decentralization and self-sufficiency had failed.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

72. Consider the following statements regarding Non-farm employment in rural areas:

1. Seasonal unemployment in Indian agriculture can be tackled through non- farm employment opportunities.

2. The agro-processing industry is an example of the non-farm sector.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

73. Consider the following statements regarding Infrastructure:

1. It provides support services to primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of the economy.

2. Economic infrastructure includes infrastructure related to energy, transportation, communication.

3. Social Infrastructure includes infrastructure related to education, health, and housing.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

74. Consider the following statements regarding the Worker-Population Ratio:

1. Its proportion is higher in urban areas.

2. Limited availability of resources are the reason for lower workforce participation rates in rural areas.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


75. Consider the following statements:

1. Health expenditure directly increases the supply of a healthy labour force.

2. Health expenditure includes the cost of preventive medicine and curative medicine only.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

76. With reference to the government’s reform initiatives related to the energy crisis, consider the following statements:

1. Both Central and State Electricity Regulatory Commission have been established as a regulatory mechanism.

2. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been allowed into the power sector to meet the growing demand for electricity.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

77. Consider the following statements regarding power consumption in India:

1. In India, commercial sources of energy contribute the largest share to the total consumed energy.

2. During the post-independence period, the transportation sector was the largest consumer of commercial energy.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

78. Consider the following statements regarding the Unorganised Sector:

1. It is characterized by small and scattered units which are largely outside the control of the government.

2. There are no rules and regulations by the government to be followed.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

79. Consider the following statements regarding the Microcredit programs in India:

1. Microcredit is a loan of a very small amount.

2. It is given only to the rural poor to raise their income levels and improve living standards.

3. Micro Credit is provided to those individuals who lack collateral, steady employment, and verifiable credit history.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

80. Consider the following statements regarding Bilateral Trade:

1. Under bilateral trade, equal trade opportunities are given to both countries involved in the agreement.

2. Under bilateral trade, individual negotiation is necessitated with each country.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

81. Frequently seen in the news, the term ‘chronic poor’ refers to:

(a) People who are always poor.

(b) People who are usually poor but who may sometimes have a little more money.

(c) People who regularly move in and out of poverty.

(d) Both (a) and (b)

82. Cotton fibers are produced through natural processes then a cloth is weaved through these fibers. Which of the following activities are involved in it?

(a) Primary and Secondary

(b) Secondary and Tertiary

(c) Primary and Tertiary

(d) Secondary only

83. Consider the following pairs:

1. Capitalist Economy – Goods are distributed on the basis of the need of the people.

2. Socialist Economy – The government decides how goods are to be produced and how they should be distributed.

3. Mixed Economy – Goods are produced by both public and private entities.

Which of the above pairs is/are incorrectly matched?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1 and 2 only


84. Consider the following statements regarding Underemployment:

1. It is a situation when people work less than their potential.

2. Workers in the agricultural sector in India are underemployed.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

85. With reference to the Economic Infrastructure, which of the following statements is /are correct?

1. It is incomplete without human development.

2. It improves the quality of economic resources and raises the production level.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

86. Which of the following characterize/s the informal sector credit in India?

1. High-interest rate

2. Debt trap

3. Easy credit access

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

87. Consider the following statements regarding India’s trade policy before the Economic

Reform of 1991:

1. Quantitative restrictions were encouraged through tight control over imports and by high tariff rates.

2. The imposition of tariffs increased the prices of imported goods which, in turn, discouraged the consumption of these goods.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Nether 1 nor 2

88. Consider the following statements:

1. Under the strategic sale, the government withdraws its ownership and management from a public sector company.

2. An outright sale is a way by which government companies are converted into private companies.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

89. Consider the following statements regarding working women in India:

1. More number of working women is found in rural areas than in urban areas.

2. Women engaged in household activities come under the worker category.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

90. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Collateral?

1. It is an asset that the lender owns and uses it as a guarantee to a borrower until the loan is repaid.

2. If the borrower fails to repay the loan, the lender has can sell the asset or collateral to obtain payment.

3. Property such as land titles, deposits with banks, livestock are some common examples of collateral.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

91. Which of the following statements is/are not correct regarding the Global Burden of Disease (GBD)?

1. It is an indicator to assess mortality and disability from major diseases, injuries, and risk factors.

2. In India, more than half of GBD is accounted for non-communicable diseases only.

Select the correct answer by using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

92. Consider the following statements regarding the Industrial Sector in India after independence:

1. Its contribution to the GDP of India increased significantly from 1950 to 1990.

2. Indian Industries were restricted largely to cotton textiles and jute till 1990.

Which of the above statement is/are incorrect?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

93. Consider the following statements regarding the impact of economic reforms in India :

1. It has increased the income and quality of consumption of only high-income groups.

2. The growth has been concentrated only in some select areas in the service sector.

3. These reforms aggravated the inequalities that were deep-rooted in Indian society.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 and 3 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

94. Arrange the following in chronological order:

1. Creation of the European Monetary Union

2. Adoption of dollarization by Ecuador

3. Establishment of the World Bank

4. Smithsonian Agreement

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 3-4-1-2

(b) 4-3-1-2

(c) 3-4-2-1

(d) 4-3-2-1

95. Who among the following notable economists estimated India’s per capita income during the British period?

1. Dadabhai Naoroji

2. R C Dutt

3. V. K. R. V. Rao

4. R.C.Desai

5. Motilal Nehru

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 4 and 5 only

(c) 2, 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only


96. Consider the following statements regarding Credit:

1. It refers to an agreement in which the lender supplies the borrower with money, goods or services in return for the promise of future payment.

2. It always makes a person better off as it helps in increasing earnings.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

97. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the definition of ‘Workers’?

1. Persons engaged in economic activities are called workers.

2. Workers are only those who are paid by their employer for their work.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

98. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?

  Activities              Sectors

1. Forestry             Primary

2. Storage             Tertiary

3. Transport           Secondary

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 1 only

(c) 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

99. The restrictive policies of commodity production, trade, and tariff pursued by the colonial government adversely affected India’s foreign trade and India became an exporter of primary products such as:

1. Raw silk

2. Cotton

3. Wool

4. Sugar

5. Indigo

6. Jute

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1, 2 and 3 only

(b) 1, 2, 4 and 6 only

(c) 3 and 5 only

(d) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

100. With reference to Personal Disposable Income (PDI), consider the following statements:

1. It includes all the tax payments made by the consumer.

2. The government affects the PDI of households by making transfers and collecting taxes.

3. It shows the maximum amount of goods and services the household has at its disposal.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2 and 3

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