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Practice Solved Test 7


1. Consider the following statements about National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC):

  1. It is a statutory corporation
  2. Based on the recommendations of the NCDC, Government of India, declares Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for 22 crops before their sowing seasons.

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

2. ‘Mission Sahakar 22’, sometimes mentioned in the news, which aims to:

 (a) Improve Cooperative banking system

 (b) Double farmer’s income

 (c) Enhance contract farming

 (d) Provide teaser loan to farmers

3. Consider the following statements:

  1. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) was constituted as an attached office of the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
  2. Under the provisions of DPCO 2013, only the prices of drugs that figure in the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) are monitored and controlled by the regulator.

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. Consider the following statements:

  1. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous body established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
  2. FSSAI has prescribed a limit for Total Polar Compounds (TPC) at 25% in cooking oil to avoid the harmful effects of reused cooking oil.

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

5. The UCPMP Code, sometimes mentioned in the news, it is primarily related to:

 (a) Recent farmer’s agitation over Farm Bills

 (b) Prevention of secession movements

 (c) Strengthening of Indian parliamentary democracy

 (d) None of the above

6. ‘SAATHI’ application is an initiative of:

 (a) NITI Aayog

 (b) National Cooperative Development Corporation

 (c) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

 (d) None of the above

7. Which of the following countries surround Azerbaijan?

  • 1. Russia
  • 2. Georgia
  • 3. Iran
  • 4. Armenia

Selects correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 only

 (c) 1, 2 and 3

 (d) All of the above

8. Consider the following statements about Sandalwood Spike Disease (SSD):

  1. The disease is caused by fungal infection
  2. It was first reported in Kodagu (Karnataka) in 1899
  3. The disease is characterized by extreme reduction in leaf size accompanied by stiffening and reduction of internode length.

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. ‘Haiyang-2C’ is a new ocean-monitoring satellite launched recently by:

 (a) France

 (b) Japan

 (c) Italy

 (d) China

10. ‘Health in India’ survey released recently by:

 (a) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

 (b) Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

 (c) Ministry of Women and Child Development

 (d) Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment


11. Consider the following statements about Cat Que virus:

  1. It is one of the arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses).
  2. Its natural host is a bats.

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. Under the MSF, banks can borrow overnight at their discretion by dipping into the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR).
  2. The current Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) Rate is 6.25%.

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. Consider the following statements about the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) plan scheme:

  1. It proposes a financial incentive to boost domestic manufacturing and attract large investments in the electronics value chain.
  2. It was notified recently as a part of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

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. In the context of proposals to the use of hydrogen-enriched CNG (H-CNG) as fuel for buses in public transport, consider the following statements:

  1. The main advantage of the use of H-CNG is the elimination of carbon monoxide emissions.
  2. H-CNG as fuel reduces carbon dioxide and hydrocarbon emissions.
  3. Hydrogen up to one-fifth by volume can be blended with CNG as fuel for buses.
  4. H-CNG makes the fuel less expensive than CNG.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 and 3 only

 (c) 4 only

 (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

15. The Directorate of Enforcement is a part of which of the following?

 (a) Department of Revenue

 (b) Department of Financial Services

 (c) Department of Internal Security

 (d) Narcotics control Bureau

16. The Bharat Rang Mahotsav, or the ‘National Theatre Festival’, is the annual theatre festival of:

 (a) National Academy of Art is India’s national academy of fine arts.

 (b) Sangeet Natak Akademy

 (c) National School of Drama

 (d) Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

17. The ‘Defence Acquisition Council’ (DAC) is headed by:

 (a) Prime Minister

 (b) Defence Minister

 (c) Defence Secretary

 (d) National Security Advisor

18. Consider the following statements:

  1. UMANG platform provides three-tier system (PMO, Union Government Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries of the States).
  2. It will take into consideration various correspondences to PM’s office by the common people or from high dignitaries of States and/or developers of public projects.

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. ‘Ultra-Violet Imaging Telescope’ is one of the payloads onboard of a/an/the:

 (a) Gaganyaan

 (b) Mangalyaan

 (c) ASTROSAT

 (d) Mission Shakti

20. Consider the following statements about Himalayan Chandra Telescope:

  1. The Telescope is housed within the Indian Astronomical Observatory at Ladakh.
  2. It is a 20-m diameter optical-infrared telescope.

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

21. Naujawan Bharat Sabha was founded by:

 (a) Sardar Ajit Singh

 (b) Bhagat Singh

 (c) Ram Prasad Bismil

 (d) Lala Lajpat Rai

22. Which one of the following has conducted the first Time Use Survey (TUS) in India?

 (a) Securities and Exchange Board of India

 (b) Physical Research Laboratory

 (c) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

 (d) National Statistical Office


23. Consider the following statements:

  1. Sero surveys are conducted by drawing blood samples and checking for a specific class of antigens called IgG that appear within two weeks of an infection.
  2. Recently, the results of the second national sero-survey have been released by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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

24. Consider the following statements:

  1. As per recent amendment to the Indian Forest Act, 1927, forest dwellers have the right to fell the bamboos grown on forest areas.
  2. As per the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, bamboo is a minor forest produce.
  3. The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 allows ownership of minor forest produce to forest dwellers.

Which of the statements given above is / are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2 only

 (b) 2 and 3 only

 (c) 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

25. Under which Schedule of the Constitution of India can the transfer of tribal land to private parties?

 (a) Third Schedule

 (b) Fifth Schedule

 (c) Ninth Schedule

 (d) Twelfth Schedule

26. Consider the following statements about Namami Gange Programme:

  1. It an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as a ‘Flagship Programme’ in 2014.
  2. It is being operated under Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  3. National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the implementation wing of National Ganga Council and it is headed by Prime Minister.

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

27. Consider the following statements about Global Counter Terrorism Council (GCTC):

  1. It is an intergovernmental organisation founded in 2011.
  2. The flagship report of the GCTC is the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) which provides a comprehensive summary of the key global trends and patterns in terrorism.

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

28. ‘Ganga Avalokan’, the nation’s first museum on Ganga, located at:

 (a) Dashashwamedh Ghat

 (b) Lalita Ghat

 (c) Assi Ghat

 (d) Chandi Ghat

29. Recently with which one of the following countries India has elevated its relations to a “green strategic partnership”?

 (a) Norway

 (b) Sweden

 (c) Switzerland

 (d) Denmark

30. Consider the following statements:

  1. Amnesty International is a non-governmental organisation focused on human rights.
  2. The organisation was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize for its “campaign against torture”.

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

31. The annual Crime in India 2019 report has been released by which one of the following?

 (a) Bureau of Police Research and Development

 (b) National Sample Survey Office

 (c) National Crime Records Bureau

 (d) Niti Aayog

32. With reference to ‘Ambedkar Social Innovation & Incubation Mission’, consider the following statements:

  1. The Objective of this mission is to promote entrepreneurship among the SC Youth with special preference to Divyangs.
  2. It has been launched under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

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. The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) Review Committee Report has recommended a debt to GDP ratio of 60% for the general (combined) government by 2023, comprising 40% for the Central Government and 20% for the State Government.
  2. The Central Government has domestic liabilities of 21% of GDP as compared to that of 49% of GDP of the State Government.
  3. 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.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 and 3 only

 (c) 1 and 3 only

 (d) 1, 2 and 3


34. Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Escape clause’ generally refers to a contract provision that specifies the conditions under which a party can be freed from an obligation.
  2. The escape clause under the FRBM (Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management) Act details a set of events in which the Central government can deviate from fiscal deficit targets.
  3. Fiscal deficit is the total amount by which the government’s revenues for a year exceed its expenses.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 only

 (b) 2 and 3

 (c) 1 and 2

 (d) 1, 2 and 3

35. Which one of the following is/are best describes the ‘Zombie fires’?

 (a) Fires burn trees up their entire length to the top.

 (b) Fires burn only surface litter and duff.

 (c) Fires occur in deep accumulations of humus, peat and similar dead vegetation that become dry enough to burn.

 (d) Fires that continues to burn underground and then reignites on the surface after a period of time.

36. Consider the following statements about BrahMos Missile:

  1. It flies almost ten times the speed of sound.
  2. It is a surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile.
  3. The missile was jointly developed by India and Israel.

Which of the given above statements is/are correct?

 (a) 1 and 2

 (b) 2 only

 (c) 2 and 3

 (d) 1 and 3

37. Which of the following statements is/are correct about Power Grid Corporation of India?

 (a) It is an Indian state-owned Navaratna company.

 (b) It transmits more than 76% of the total power generated in India on its transmission network.

 (c) It operates throughout India.

 (d) Both (a) and (c) are correct.

38. Recently, India signed a signed Statement of Intent on ‘Decarbonization and Energy Transition Agenda’, with which of the following countries?

 (a) Japan

 (b) Bhutan

 (c) Netherlands

 (d) Vietnam

39. The money multiplier in an economy increases with which one of the following?

 (a) Increase in the cash reserve ratio

 (b) Increase in the banking habit of the population

 (c) Increase in the statutory liquidity ratio

 (d) Increase in the population of the country

40. With reference to the recent developments in science, which one of the following statements is not correct?

 (a) Functional chromosomes can be created by joining segments of DNA taken from cells of different species.

 (b) Pieces of artificial functional DNA can be created in Iaboratories.

 (c) A piece of DNA taken out from an animal cell can be made to replicate outside a living cell in a laboratory.

 (d) Cells taken out from plants and animals can be made to undergo cell division in laboratory petri dishes.


41. Arrange the following location in the direction of West to East:

  1. Yamunotri
  2. Gangotri
  3. Badrinath
  4. Kedarnath

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1-2-3-4

 (b) 1-2-4-3

 (c) 2-1-4-3

 (d) 2-1-3-4

42. Consider the following statements:

  1. Postal ballots, through this facility, a voter can cast her vote remotely by recording her preference and sending it back to the election officer before counting.
  2. Not all, but a restricted set of voters can exercise postal voting.
  3. Voters under preventive detention can also vote only by post.

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

43. The ‘narco test’, sometimes in the news in reference to:

 (a) Gaganyaan

 (b) Media trial

 (c) Women empowerment

 (d) Criminal case investigation

44. ‘Belt & Road Initiative’ is a global infrastructure development strategy adopted by:

 (a) USA

 (b) Russia

 (c) EU

 (d) China

45. ‘Nagorno-Karabakh’ is a landlocked region in the:

 (a) Yucatan Peninsula

 (b) Iberian Peninsula

 (c) South Caucasus

 (d) Kamchatka Peninsula

46. Arrange the following cities in the direction of West to East:

  1. Jiddah
  2. Mecca
  3. Riyadh

Select the correct answer using the code below:

 (a) 1-2-3

 (b) 2-1-3

 (c) 3-1-2

 (d) 2-3-1

47. Consider the following statements:

  1. New Caledonia is part of Polynesia.
  2. The Diahot River is the longest river of New Caledonia.

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

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48. Consider the following statements:

  1. The Atal Tunnel at Rohtang is at an altitude of above 3,000 meters in Himachal Pradesh.
  2. The tunnel reduces the distance by 46 km between Manali and Leh.

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. Pipeworts (Eriocaulon) is a plant group which completes its life cycle within a small period during monsoon. Around 111 species of pipeworts are found in India. Most of these are reported from the

 (a) Western Himalayas

 (b) Western Ghats

 (c) Western India

 (d) Both (a) and (b)

50. Consider the following statements about Xoo infection:

  1. It is caused by virus called Xoo
  2. It causes huge yield losses to rice cultivation throughout the world

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

Q.51) Consider the following statements with respect to the Civil Disobedience movement:

1. Jawaharlal Nehru was actively involved in the movement.

2. Subhash Bose and J.M. Sengupta led the faction group in Bengal Congress and set up rival organisations to conduct civil disobedience.

3. Abbas Tayabji, took the place of Gandhi in the movement after his arrest

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.52) During the 19th century, which of the following areas of social reforms received legal intervention of the British?

1. Sati

2. Child marriages

3. Condition of widows

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.53) Consider the following statements:

1. Badruddin Tyabji was the first muslim president of the INC

2. Rahimtulla Sayani was the second muslim president of the INC

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

Q.54) Which of the following exploitative conditions were witnessed during industrialization in India during the colonial rule?

1. Unhygienic and hazardous working conditions

2. Short working hours

3. Low wages

4. Unemployment for child labour

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) 1, 3 and 4 only

Q.55) Consider the following statements:

1. C. Rajagopalachari led a salt march from Trichinopoly to Vedaranniyam on the Tanjore coast in Tamil Nadu, in support of the Civil Disobedience Movement.

2. K. Kelappan, launched the Vaikom Satyagraha and marched from Calicut to Payyannur in defiance of salt laws.

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

Q.56) Match the following sets of pair(s):

     Newspaper             –           Personality/Founder

1. Mirat-ul-akbar:       A. Sir syed Ahmed

2. Jnanavesan:             B. Rammohan Roy

3. Indian mirror :        C. Keshub Chandra sen

4. Tahzib-alakhlaq:      D. Vivian derozio

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

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

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

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

Q.57) Consider the following statements:

1. The Marathi fortnightly ‘Bahishkrit Bharat’ founded by Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

2. ‘Jati Nirdharan Sabha’ was founded during the Harijan movement.

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

Q.58) He described Sati system as a “murder according to every shastra” and played a prominent role in bringing out a law against Sati. He defended the basic and universal principles of all religions. He also wrote ‘Gift to Monotheists’ (1809). He was:

a) Radhakant Deb

b) Raja Rammohun Roy

c) Debendranath Tagore

d) Ishwarchand Vidyasagar

Q.59) Which of the following are the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO):

1. Kazakhstan

2. Kyrgyzstan

3. Uzbekistan

4. Turkmenistan

5. Russia

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1, 2, 3 and 5 only

b) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only

c) 1, 2, 4 and 5 only

d) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Q.60) With reference to the ‘Indigo Revolt’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. It was led by Degambar and Bishnu Biswas.

2. It was the result of high taxation on indigo cultivators.

3. Indigo commission was set up to view the situation.

4. It happened in Bihar.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 and 4

b) 2, 3 and 4 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q.61) With reference to ‘Phadke’s Ramosi Uprising’, consider the following statements:

1. It was led by Bishnu Biswas Phadke.

2. It was against the high taxes on farmers.

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


Q.62) Consider the following statements:

1. Weekly Harijan journal was founded by B.R Ambedkar.

2. Nair service society was formed by Padmanabha Pillai.

3. Self-respect movement was against the domination of Brahmins in governmentservice.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 3 only

Q.63) Match the following sets of pair(s):

              Movement    –             Leader

1. Aruvippuram movement:    A. T.M Nair

2. The depressed class movement:   B. B.R Ambedkar

3. Justice party movement:    C. Jyotiba phule

4. Satyashodhak movement:    D. Shri Narayana guru

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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

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

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

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

Q.64) Which of the following suggestions were given by the Butler Committee in 1927?

1. Paramountcy was clearly defined.

2. Paramountcy to remain supreme.

3. States should not be handed over to an Indian Government without the states’ consent.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.65) Which of the following is the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency in India:

a) National Counter Terrorism Centre

b) Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)

c) National Investigation Agency (NIA)

d) Counter Terrorism and Counter Radicalization Division, MHA.

Q.66) ‘Policy of Intrusive Surveillance’ was adopted by which of the following Governor–Generals?

a) Lord Wellesly

b) Lord Dalhousie

c) Lord Minto

d) Lord Curzon

Q.67) Consider the following statements regarding ‘One Nation One FASTag’ scheme:

1. FASTags use RFID technology to enable digital, contactless payment of tolls without having to stop at toll gates.

2. The scheme will be implemented on national and state highways throughout the country.

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

Q.68) Arrange the following in chronological order:

1. Policy of Equal Federation

2. Policy of Subordinate Isolation

3. Policy of Ring Fence

4. Policy of Subordinate union

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 4–3–2–1

b) 4–3–1–2

c) 3–2–4–1

d) 3–4–2–1

Q.69) With reference to the ‘Pagal panthi Movement’, consider the following statements:

1. It was a movement of the Garo tribe.

2. The movement was against the encroachment of British on their tribal land.

3. Tipu Sultan and Karam Shah were leaders of the movement.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.70) Consider the following statements regarding the Indian Independence Act 1947:

1. It provided for a separate Governor General for India and Pakistan.

2. Governments in both the dominions would be governed by Government of India Act 1919 until a new Constitution was formed.

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

Q.71) Consider the following statements regarding Swachh – Nirmal Tat Abhiyaan.

1. It aims to revive lakes in cities and create awareness amongst citizens about the importance of lakes in urban areas.

2. It is launched by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

3. School/college students of Eco-clubs, district administration, institutions, volunteers and local communities are also involved.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.72) Consider the following statements:

1. A resolution on national economic program was passed in the Lahore session.

2. The Poorna Swaraj resolution was passed during the Karachi session.

3. A resolution on fundamental rights was passed in the Nagpur session.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1 only

Q.73) Consider the following statements regarding Munda Revolt:

1. It was against the destruction of their system of common land-holdings by the intrusion of traders and moneylenders.

2. It was a religious movement with agrarian and political content.

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

Q.74) Consider the following statements with respect to the Civil Disobedience Movement:

1. For the first-time women actively participated in public sphere.

2. The Muslim community played a prominent role in boycotting of foreign cloths.

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

Q.75) Who among the following suggested the winding up of the Indian National Congress after India attained independence?

a) C. Rajagopalachari

b) Achrya Kripalani

c) Mahatma Gandhi

d) Jayaprakash Narain

Q.76) Consider the following statements:

1. Delhi manifesto included conditions to attend the round table conferences.

2. Delhi proposals were demands of the Muslim League.

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

Q.77) With reference to the ‘Bardoli Satyagraha’, consider the following statements:

1. Bardoli satyagraha was performed by poor farmers and untouchables.

2. It was organised to oppose the oppression by the upper castes.

3. The satyagraha was led by Gandhiji.

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

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3


Q.78) Which of the following were the recommendations of the Nehru Report:

1. Rejection of separate electorates

2. Complete dissociation of state from religion

3. Poorna Swaraj

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1 and 3 only

Q.79) With reference to the ‘Eka movement’, consider the following statements:

1. The Eka movement was a movement of Parsi people.

2. Its leader was a rich industrialist known as ‘Madari Pasi’.

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

Q.80) Arrange the following events in the correct chronological order:

1. Formation of HSRA

2. Setting up of Hunter Enquiry Committee

3. Chauri Chaura incident

4. Kakori Robbery case

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1-2-3-4

b) 2-3-1-4

c) 2-3-4-1

d) 3-2-1-4

Q.81) With reference to the ‘Self-respect movement’, consider the following statements:

1. Self-respect movement was led by Periyar.

2. Kudi Arasu journal was started by E.V Ramaswami Naicker.

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

Q.82) Consider the following statements regarding Gandhi ji’s work in South Africa:

1. He campaigned against the poll tax.

2. He protested against Transvaal Immigration Act.

3. He started Indian Opinion in South Africa only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 1 and 3 only

Q.83) Consider the following statements:

1. The ‘Indian women’s Association’ was founded by Sarala Devi Choudharani.

2. One of the objectives of the ‘Social Service League’ is to open schools and libraries.

3. ‘Bharat Dharma Mahan Mandala’ opposed the teachings of Arya samaj.

4. ‘Madras Hindu Association’ worked against the devadasi system.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 4 only

b) 2, 3 and 4 only

c) 3 only

d) All of the above

Q.84) With reference to the Radio frequency identification tag (RFID) consider the following statements:

1. Microchips in RFID tags can be readwrite.

2. RFID tags do not require a direct line of sight to be read.

3. This technology can be used only for toll collection on highways.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

Q.85) With reference to the ‘Namdhari Movement’, consider the following statements:

1. Namdhari was a movement related to the Sikh community.

2. Shiv Dayal Sahib was the founder of Namdhari Movement.

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

Q.86) which of the following sets of pair(s) is/are correctly matched?

City/temple     –           River bank

1. Ayodhya:                 Sarayu

2. Ujjain:                      Shipra

3. Sabarimala :                          Pamba

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

Q.87) ‘Rule of Law’ was the basic premise of which thought prevalent in England in the early 19th century?

a) Utilitarianism

b) Evangelicalism

c) Laissez-faire

d) None of the above


Q.88) Which of the following is/are not members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP):

1 Canada

2 USA

3 Japan

4 South Korea

5 Australia

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1 only

b) 1 and 2 only

c) 2 and 4 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only

Q.89) Which of the following was the main aim of Ilbert Bill, 1883?

a) Educational Reforms

b) Judicial Reforms

c) Civil Services Reforms

d) Trade monopoly for the British

Q.90) The term SAFAR is sometimes seen in the news in the context of:

a) Indigenously developed navigation system

b) Maintenance of tiger reserve

c) Air Quality and Weather Forecasting system

d) Scheme for welfare of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG)

Q.91) Consider the following statements about the rule of East India Company in India:

1. The company appropriated surplus Indian revenue for making its purchases for export to England.

2. The company forced Indian craftsmen to work for them only and eliminated all competitors from the market.

3. The company, from the beginning of its rule had territorial ambitions in India.

4. The rising fortunes of company in India also brought corruption in the British political system.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1, 2, 3 and 4

b) 2, 3 and 4 only

c) 1, 2 and 4 only

d) 2 and 3 only

92) Consider the following statements:

1. Adi Granth was compiled by Guru Ramdas.

2. Written compositions of Guru Nanak were included in the Adi Granth.

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

Q.93) ‘The company would set apart annually a sum of Rs. 1 lakh for the encouragement for education among the inhabitants of British territories in India.’ This statement is related to:

a) Charter Act, 1813

b) Macaulay’s Minute on education, 1835

c) Wood’s Despatch, 1854

d) None of the above

Q.94) The word ‘Blossom everywhere’ is sometimes mentioned in the news, with reference to:

a) A type of algae developed by scientists for commercial production of biofuel

b) Phenomena of newly discovered oil and gas reserves in south India.

c) A kind of protest in Hong Kong

d) A campaign for organic farming

Q.95) Consider the following statements about the development of Railways by the British in India:

1. In the beginning railways was built through private enterprises as well as state agency.

2. In laying down railways lines, the needs of Indian industries were kept in mind

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1 and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q.96) Recently, India conducted a Tri services Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise named ‘TIGER TRIUMPH’ with which of the following countries?

a) China

b) USA

c) Japan

d) Mongolia

Q.97) Which of the following Europeans was/were associated with the development of education in India during British Rule?

1. James Thomason

2. David Hare

3. Charles Wood

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

a) 1, 2 and 3

b) 1 and 3 only

c) 2 and 3 only

d) 3 only

Q.98)  Consider the following statements regarding State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF).

1. SDRF was constituted based on the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission.

2. The Central Government contributes 50% to SDRF and the remaining 50% is provided from the State Government.

3. A State Government may use the funds available under the SDRF for providing immediate relief to the victims of natural disasters that they consider to be ‘disasters’ within the local context in the State.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

 a) 1 only

 b) 1, 2

 c) 1, 3

 d) 2, 3

Q.99) Consider the following statements about Indus Valley Civilization (IVC)?

1. IVC people worshipped Mother Goddess but no temples were found.

2. There was no social stratification.

3. Trade was a major activity at the Indus Valley and they were the first to use lapis lazuli as a form of currency.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) 1 and 3 only

d) All the above

Q.100) Consider the below statements:

1. He was a sixth century scientist of Vaisheshika School.

2. His original name was Aulukya.

3. According to him, material universe is made up of atoms which cannot be seen through any human organ.

4. His atomic theory can be a match to any modern atomic theory.

Identify the correct ancient Indian scientist with respect to above statements

a) Bhaskaracharya

b) Kanad

c) Nagarjuna

d) Varahamihira

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