Time to Mock Test 5




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1. With reference to the share of public and
private sector in healthcare in India, Consider 
the following observations
:  
1. While private sector dominates in the
outpatient care, public sector dominates
in the inpatient care 
2. While private sector dominates in urban
region, public sector dominates in rural
region 
Which among the above is / are correct options?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2
[    ]
2. Taxonomically, which among the following is
closet to Sea Corals?
[A]Sea Lettuce
[B]Sea Horse
[C]Sea Anemone
[D]Sea Urchin
[    ] 
3. Consider the following comparisons of
Glaucoma and Cataract:  
1. While Glaucoma is caused by damage to
optic nerve, Cataract is caused by
opacity of the lens 
2. While vision lost in Glaucoma cannot be
retrieved, it can be retrieved in case of
Cataract 
Which among the above is / are correct
statements?
[A]Only 1 
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2
[    ]
 4. Biodiesel made of vegetable oil does not
perform well in cold climates. Which among the
following is a reason for this? 
1. Vegetable oil is rich in unsaturated fats
2. Vegetable Oil is rich in saturated fat
3. Ice Crystals tend to form in Vegetable 
oil in cold climates
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 3
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1
[D]Only 3
[    ]
5. Which among the following can be feedstock
for the production of bio-ethanol as fuel?  
1. Tapioca
2. Castor beans 
3. Corn 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ] 

6. Which among the following natural
phenomena you will find common in Himalayan
region? 
1. Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) 
2. Geysers and Hotsprings
3. Moraines
4. Hanging Valleys 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1, 2 & 4
[C]Only 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
[    ]
7. The Pentavalent vaccine protects against:  
1. both Hepatitis B and Rubella
2. both bacterial and Viral diseases 
Which among the above is / are correct
statements?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2
[    ]
8. Consider the following sports:  
1. Cricket  
2. Tennis
3. Football 
The HawkEye system is used in modern sports
events in case of which among the above?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3 
[    ]
9. The rain bearing clouds generally appear dark
because of :  
1. Pollution  
2. High density 
3. Tyndal Effect  
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 2
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
10. The Atomic clocks are must reliable time
keepers as of now. What gives them such
reliability?
[A]Atomic Clocks keep time by the oscillation of
the nucleus of an atom and its surroundgin
electrons
[B]Atomic clocks work on radioactive
disintegration of the nuclei in atoms
[C]Atomic clocks work on vibration of atoms
when electricity is passed through them
[D]None of them is a correct reason
[    ]
11. In Formula-1 racing, dry and wet types of
tyres are used for different purposes. Consider 
the following statements with this reference: 
1. While Dry Tyres are for wet surface 
conditions, wet tyres are for dry surface
conditions 
2. While Dry Tyres have a tread pattern
devoid of channels; wet tyres have
grooves in the tread pattern 

Which among the above is / are correct 
statements?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2 
[C]Both 1 & 2 
[D]Neither 1 nor 2
[    ]
12. What is / are the objectives of using tubeless
tyres in the aircrafts?  
1. To reduce chances of detatching the
tyre from the rim 
2. To make them withstand shocks better 
3. To allow them withstand heat  
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
13. Consider the following diseases: 
1. Wilson's disease
2. Turner's syndrome
3. Daltonism 
Which among the above is / are genetic
diseases?
[A]Only 1 & 2 
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
14. Which among the following is / are features
of the Crazy balls?  
1. Higher elasticity 
2. Higher resilience 
3. Higher viscosity 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below: 
[A]Only 1 & 2 
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
15. Which among the following instruments work
on principles of destructive interference of sound
waves? 
1. Microphone
2. Silencer of a vehicle
3. Music instruments 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1 & 3
[C]Only 2 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
16. Which among the following is most distantly
related to other three animals?
[A]Walrus
[B]Sea Lion
[C]Seals 
[D]Sperm whale
[    ]
17. Consider the following diseases:  
1. Leptospirosis
2. Hansen's disease
3. Diphtheria
4. Anthrax  
Which among the above is / are caused by 
bacteria?
[A]Only 1, 2 & 3
[B]Only 2 & 3 
[C]Only 2 & 4 
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
[    ]
18. Consider the following:  
1. Asteroid Belt 
2. Kuiper Belt 
3. Oort Cloud 

Which among the following is the correct
sequence of their increasing distance from Sun?
[A]1, 2, 3
[B]1, 3, 2
[C]2, 1, 3
[D]3, 1, 2
[    ]
19. Direct Current produces a magnetic field
similar to a permanent magnet. This magnetic
field:
[A]is unidirectional and has a steady magnitude
[B]is unidirectional but its magnitude varies in
regular pattern
[C]has steady magnitude but changes direction
in regular pattern
[D]changes direction and magnitude in regular 
pattern
[    ]
20. Which among the following is / are correct
difference(s) between the Heartwood and
sapwood in relation to plants? 
1. While heartwood performs the function of 
water-conducting while sapwood provides
strength  
2. Heartwood is more susceptible to pests and
microbes in comparison to sapwood  
Select the correct option from the codes given 
below: 
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2
[    ]
21. Apart from elephants, you can find tusks in:  
1. Walrus 
2. Sperm Whale 
3. Boar 
4. Ganges river dolphin
5. Hippopotamus 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]1, 2, 3 & 5
[B]1, 3, 4 & 5
[C]1, 3, 5
[D]1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
[    ]
22. Regarding distribution of the Scheduled Tribe
Population in India, consider the following
statements: 
1. Among states and Union territories, the 
maximum share of tribal population in total
population is of Madhya Pradesh  
2. Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha
account for more than half of total tribal
population of India 
3. There are no scheduled tribes in Punjab and
Haryana 
Which among the above is / are correct 
statements?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3 
[C]Only 1 & 3 
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
23. Consider the following statements with
reference to Scheduled Tribes in India: 
1. Odisha has the largest number of notified 
STs 
2. Bhil and Gond are most populous scheduled 
tribes of India
3. All inhabitants / permanent residents of 
Lakshadweep are treated as Scheduled Tribe
Which among the above is / are correct
statements?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
24. Both Siddha and Ayurveda are ancient
systems of Medicine in India. Consider the
following similarities between the two: 
1. Both use the notion of three faults or 
tridosha 
2. Practitioners of both use pulse reading as a
method of diagnosis 
3. Both give equal importance to organic and
inorganic ingredients in the medicines 
Which of the above is / are correct?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3 
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
25. Anemia is one of the major health problems 
in the adolescent boys and girls in our country. 
Which among the following can effectively cause
anemia?  
1. Low intake of Iron 
2. Low intake of citric acid
3. Infestation of Worms
4. Malaria  
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1 & 4
[C]Only 1
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
[    ]
26. Which among the following is / are true
grasses?  
1. Buckwheat 
2. Samak Rice / Samo Rice
3. Sugarcane 
4. Quinoa 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 4 
[B]Only 2 & 4
[C]Only 2 & 3
[D]2, 3 & 4
[    ]
27. Consider the following islands nations:  
1. Comoros 
2. Seychelles 
3. Marshall Islands 
4. Solomon Islands
Which among the above is / are located in Pacific
Ocean? 
[A]Only 1 & 2 
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 3 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
[    ]
28. The X-ray crystallography mainly uses which
among the following properties of
electromagnetic radiation?
[A]Reflection
[B]Diffraction
[C]Interference
[D]Refraction
[    ]
29. Vaccines against which of the following have
been included in India's Universal Immunization
Programme? 
1. Rotavirus
2. Rubella
3. Diphtheria 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3 
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
30. The Super-heavy elements:  
1. are generally not stable 
2. are not found in nature 
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A]Only 1 
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2 
[    ] 

31. Consider the following:  
1. Geostationary Orbit 
2. Geosynchronous Orbit
3. Graveyard Orbit 
Which among the following is correct sequence
of the above in terms of increasing distance from
earth?
[A]1 , 2, 3
[B]2, 1, 3
[C]3, 2, 1
[D]2, 3, 1
[    ]
32. The first documented evidence of
untouchability in ancient India comes from which
among the following periods?
[A]Maurya Period
[B]Shunga Period
[C]Gupta Era
[D]Times after reign of Harsha
[    ]
33. Consider the following statements with 
reference to Tantricism in medieval India: 
1. The key reason for the development of 
Tantricism was the absence of contact
between tribal people and Brahmanas 
2. The role of woman in tantric practices is
central 
3. Shudras were not allowed to practice
Tantricism 
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3 
[C]Only 1 & 3 
[D]Only 2
[    ]
34. Two pieces of ice at 0°C would freeze
together if pressed against each other and then
released. In this context, which among the
following is the correct principle in action in this?
[A]The melting point of pure ice decreases with
pressure.
[B]The melting point of pure ice increases with
Pressure
[C]The melting point of pure ice first increases,
then decreases with pressure
[D]The melting point of pure ice first decreases
then increases with pressure
[    ]
35. What happens to the boiling point of water
when a common table salt is added to it?
[A]The boiling point remains same
[B]The Boiling point increases
[C]The Boiling point decreases
[D]The Boiling point first increases then
decreases 
[    ]
36. Which among the following is a correct
definition of the "Inflationary gap"?
[A]The difference between total spending at full
employment level and total spending above that
level.
[B]The difference between the price of a product
at a time and price of that product at some 
different time
[C]Difference between the national expenditure
and total expenditure 
[D]Difference between Estimated fiscal deficit
and actual fiscal deficit
[    ]
37. A perpetual bond:  
1. has no fixed interest rates
2. has no fixed maturity
3. has no fixed underlying assets 
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2
[C]Only 2 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
38. Which among the following can lead to
eutrophication in the water bodies?  
1. Use of Fertilizers in nearby fields
2. Wastewater effluents
3. Runoff from abandoned mines 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3 
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
39. The major motivation behind the
phenomenon of countries entering into
competitive depreciation of their currencies is
__?
[A]To retain the hold in export markets 
[B]To boost capital inflows
[C]To check inflation
[D]All of above 
[    ] 


40. Which among the following is the most
primitive life form?
[A]Bacteria
[B]Protozoa
[C]Virus
[D]Blue-green algae
[    ]
41. The plant hormone that plays important role
in establishing dormancy in seeds is __?
[A]Ethylene
[B]Gibberlic acid
[C]Abcisic Acid
[D]Auxin
[    ]
42. Many opine that the practice of puddled rice
cultivation should be replaced by a furrow
irrigation on a non-puddled soil. What
argument(s) are given to support such opinions? 
1. Puddling presents a high water requirement
2. Puddling hinders the regeneration of the soil 
structure 
3. Its comparatively difficult to include other
crops in puddled lands 
Choose the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1
[D]1, 2 & 3 
[    ]
43. Consider the following: 
1. Moon 
2. Earth  
3. Venus
Which among the following is the increasing
order of albedo of the above three bodies?
[A]1 2 3
[B]2 1 3
[C]3 1 2
[D]1 3 2
[    ]
44. The Governor of an Indian state can 
1. pardon a death sentence
2. appoint 1/6th members of the State 
legislative Council
3. withhold assent to money bills passed by 
state legislatures
4. promulgate ordinances
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A]Only 1, 2 & 3
[B]Only 2, 3 & 4
[C]Only 2 & 4
[D]Only 1, 3 & 4
[    ]
45.  The constitution of India contains provisions 
for the appointments / elections of ___: 
1. Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha
2. Lok Sabha Secretary
3. Solicitor General of India 
4. Advocate General
5. Chairman of UPSC 

Choose the correct option from the codes given
below: 
[A]1, 2, 4 & 5
[B]1 & 2
[C]1, 2 & 4 
[D]1, 4 & 5 

[    ]
46. Which of the following is not a part of Broad
Money in India?
[A]Demand Deposits with Banks
[B]Currency with the Public
[C]Time Deposits with Banks
[D]Banks' deposits with RBI
[    ]
47. Which among the following is / are correct
statements with reference to Caffeine:
1. Apart from Coffee, Cacao also contains 
Caffeine
2. Caffeine is also a common ingredient of soft 
drinks, such as cola
3. Tea contains more caffeine than coffee by 
dry weight
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]Only 2 
[    ]
48. With reference to the unbalanced use of
fertilizers in India, which among the following
statements is/ are correct? 
1. In India, Nitrogen fertilizers is used in higher 
amount comparison to potassium and
phosphate 
2. The price differentials is one of the main 
reason of unbalanced fertilizers usage in
India 
3. Heavy nitrogen fertilizers causes nitrate 
contamination of ground water 
4. Nitrate cannot be removed once it has
entered the underground water system 
Choose the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]1, 2 & 3
[B]2, 3 & 4
[C]1, 2 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
[    ]
49. The term "Ranching" is most closely
associated with __:
[A]Shifting cultivation
[B]Livestock grazing
[C]Forest farming
[D]Fishing
[    ]
50. With reference to Algae, which among the
following statements is / are correct? 
1. Most algae have a true root but don't have 
true stem or true leaves
2. Algae are primary producers in the aquatic 
ecosystems 
3. Most edible algae are marine algae as most
freshwater algae are toxic 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3 
[    ]
51. With reference to the fauna of India, what is
Southern Birdwing? 
[A]Sparrow 
[B]Lizard
[C]Butterfly
[D]Mormon
[    ]
52. The key objectives behind preserving
biodiversity include:  
1. Isolation of unique genetic material so it
can be incorporated into existing crops 
2. Increasing the chances of discovering
organisms with medicinal value 
3. Prevention of natural selection 
4. Finding new plants that can supplement 
the world’s food supply
select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1, 2 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
[    ]
53. All of the zoos, botanic gardens and wildlife
parks help in saving the species by __:  
1. Providing ex-situ preservation
2. Preserving threatened species from 
destruction
3. Collecting species from remote wilderness 
areas.
4. Participating in captive breeding programs
Choose the correct option from the codes given
below: 
[A]Only 1, 2 & 4
[B]Only 2, 3 & 4
[C]Only 2 & 4 
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4 
[    ]
54. The current Holocene extinction crisis differs
from previous mass extinctions. Consider the
following statements with this reference:
1. The current crisis is caused by the humans
2. Ecosystems which store genes for future 
radiations are being protected
3. It is taking place at a slower rate
4. Recovery is likely to be faster because of 
genetic engineering
Which among the above is / are correct
statements?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1, 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 4
[D]Only 1
[    ]
55. Which among the following months can be
most suitable to procure satellite data of forest
cover of India?
[A]February - March
[B]July - August 
[C]October - December
[D]January - February
[    ]
56. Which among the following is / are the
Economic services performed by wild species? 
1. Nitrogen-fixation
2. Production of medicines
3. Pollination of crops 
4. Greenwashing
Choose the correct option from the codes given
below: 
[A]Only 1 & 2 
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 2, 3 & 4
[D]Only 1, 2 & 3
[    ]
57. Lichens are considered to be excellent
indicator species for pollution. In this context,
consider the following statements: 
1. Lichens are very sensitive to sulphur dioxide 
pollution in the air.
2. Areas with healthy lichen populations are 
lower in air pollution and water pollution
Which among the above is / are correct
statements?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2
[    ]
58. Which among the following is / are
advantages of the Captive Breeding Programme
for protection of wildlife fauna?  
1. It eliminated the need to preserve 
critical habitats.
2. It is comparatively easy for highly 
mobile species such as migratory birds
3. It can be used to enhance the genetic 
diversity
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2 
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1
[D]1, 2 & 3 
[    ] 

59. Which among the following animals are
found in wild in India's biodiversity hotspots?  
1. Red Panda
2. Slow Loris
3. Lion Tailed Macaque 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
60. Consider the following plants found in India:  
1. Railway Creeper
2. Lantana
3. Black wattle 
Which among the above is / are invasive
species?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 1 & 2
[C]Only 2 & 3 
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
61. The Ecosystem Approach:  
1. keeps human needs at the centre stage
of biodiversity management 
2. aims for short term economic gains
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A]Only 1 
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2 
[    ] 


 62. How the CITES treaty has been helpful in
protecting endangered flora and Fauna?
[A]Listing all species that can be hunted, traded,
and used commercially
[B]Listing those species and products whose
international trade is controlled
[C]Funding projects for breeding endangered
plants and animals
[D]Preventing the hunting of whales and
dolphins
[    ]
63. What do you understand by Milankovitch
cycles?
[A]Shifts in the temperature of surface water in
the middle latitudes of the Pacific Ocean
[B]Changes in Earth's rotation and orbit around
the sun that may trigger climate variation
[C]Phenomena that describe the timing of the
northern lights in the thermosphere
[D]Transpiration, evaporation, and precipitation
of Earth's water
[    ] 
64. Consider the following: 
1. Hawksbill Turtle
2. Leather back Turtle
3. Blackbuck 
4. Swamp deer 
Which among the above is / are protected
species in India?
[A]Only 1, 2 & 3 
[B]Only 2, 3 & 4
[C]Only 1, 3 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4 
[    ] 
65. With reference to the ancient India: 
1. Cotton Route refers to the maritime route in 
the Indian Ocean for export of textiles from
India 
2. India regularly exported large quantities
cotton cloth from Tagara in current
Maharashtra state 
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2
[    ]
66. Which among the following was / were seats
of Gana-Sanghas or Republican Oligarchies in the
Pre-Maurya Era?  
1. Kapilvastu
2. Vaishali 
3. Kusinagara
4. Dwaraka 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below: 
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1, 2 & 3
[C]Only 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
[    ]
67. Consider the following statements: 
1. Madhyamika school of philosophy was one of 
the two schools that developed under 
Mahayana, other being Yogachara
2. Nagarjuna was an  important philosopher of 
the Madhyamika school. 
3. Nagarjuna was contemporary of Kanishka 

Which among the above is / are correct?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
68. The Amaravati School of Art: 
1. was patronized by Satavahanas and 
Ikshavakus
2. generally used white marble
3. represents Buddha symbolically
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
69. Which among the following can be inferred
on the basis of the observations of Fa-Hien, who
visited India during the Gupta era: 
1. Practice of non-violence was common
2. Absence of Barter trade 
3. Rigid caste system had developed
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ] 
70. Which among the following was / were the
observations of Huen Tsang, who visited India
during the 7th century:  
1. destruction of various Buddhist monasteries
due to Huna invasions 
2. presence of two Buddhism sects viz.
Hinayana and Mahayana 
3. cash payments to royal officials
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
71. The aboriginal tribes found in Andaman and
Nicobar Islands are either negroid or mongoloid.
Consider the following with this reference: 
1. Jarawa
2. Shompen 
3. Onge
4. Nicobarese
Which of the above is / are mongoloid?
[A]1 & 2
[B]2 & 4 
[C]2, 3 & 4
[D]1 & 4
[    ]
72. With reference to poverty estimations,
"poverty gap" refers to the difference between: 
1. the level of consumption of households 
below poverty line (BPL) and above poverty
line (APL) 
2. the number of households in BPL and APL
categories 
3. the amount of cash needed to lift a BPL 
household above the poverty line 

Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
73. Consider the following statements: 
1. A person with B blood group can receive 
from B or O blood groups and can donate to
those with B or AB Blood Groups 
2. A person with “Bombay Blood group” can
receive blood from a person who also has
same blood group 
Which among the above is / are correct ?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2
[    ]
74. The issue of "duality of control" has been in
news in recent times in connection with? 
[A]Urban cooperative banks
[B]Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
[C]National Bank for Agriculture and Rural
Development (NABARD)
[D]Deposit Insurance and credit guarantee
corporation (DICGC)
[    ]
75. Due to the process called vulcanization, the 
sticky natural rubber become stiff and more
durable. Why?
[A]The short polymer chains of natural rubber 
are converted into long polymer chains 
[B]The long polymer chains of natural rubber are
broken into short polymer chains
[C]Cross Links are formed between the polymer
chains
[D]The natural rubber loses water and some
other substances which make it sticky
[    ]
76. What was the basic objective of Indian
National Congress when it was founded in 1885
?
[A]To oppose the annexation of Upper Burma
with India
[B]To launch Indian Freedom Movement
[C]To secure greater share in government for
educated Indians
[D]To hold Indian Civil Services Examination in
India
[    ]
77. The bills which can become  law even
without approval by Rajya Sabha include:
1. Bills related to social reforms of utmost 
importance 
2. Bill related to concurrent subjects
3. Constitution amendment bills
4. Finance Bill
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 4
[C]Only 3 & 4 
[D]Only 4
[    ] 

78. With reference to the comparison of the
Money Bills and Finance Bills, consider the
following statements? 
1. While Money Bill deals exclusively with 
taxation, borrowing and expenditure;
Finance Bill has a broader coverage 
2. Both Money Bill and Finance Bill require
certificate by the speaker 
Which of the above is / are correct statements?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2
[    ]
79. Consider the following matches: 
1. Madan Mohan Malviya  - Banaras Hindu 
University
2. Sohan Singh Bakhna - Gadar Movement
3. Chidambaram Pillai - Swadeshi Steam 
navigation Company
4. Rajgopalachari - Vedaranyan Salt Satyagriha
5. Periyar E. V. Ramasamy - Self Respect 
Movement
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1, 2 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2, 3 & 4
[D]1, ,2 , 3 , 4 & 5
[    ]
80. Consider the following events during British 
India: 
1. Provision of Separate Electorate
2. Diarchy in the Provinces 
3. Provision of a establishment of Constituent
assembly 
4. Provincial Autonomy
Which among the following is the correct
chronological order in which they happened?
[A]1 2 3 4
[B]1 2 4 3
[C]1 3 2 4
[D]1 3 4 2
[    ]
81. Which among the following is / are duties of
Election Commission, as mandated by
Constitution of India? 
1. Direction and Control of the elections to 
Offices of President and Vice President of
India 
2. Direction and Control of the elections to
Parliament & State Legislatures 
3. Imparting Voter Education in India
4. Seek advice and support from the Indian 
Judiciary for fair elections.
Select the correct option from the codes given 
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
[    ]
82. Which of the following is / are correct
statements?  

1. Natural Uranium mostly contains U-238,
which is NOT a fissile material 
2. If U-238 is exposed to fast neutrons, it 
converts in U-235, which is a fissile material 

3. Exposing Fast Neutrons to U-238 to convert
it into U-235 is called Uranium Enrichment 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1
[C]Only 2 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
83. Which among the following salts cannot be
removed once it has entered the underground
water system?
[A]Sulphates
[B]Carbonates
[C]Nitrates
[D]Phosphates
[    ]
84. Which of the following is/ are the primary
criteria to select a site for Biosphere Reserve in
India?
1. Minimum one protected mammal species of 
indigenous variety  
2. Suitability for Research 
3. Traditional tribal living
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1
[B]1 & 2
[C]Only 2
[D]1, 2 & 3 
[    ]
85. Which of the following parts of constitution
of India enshrine principle of gender equality?  
1. Preamble 
2. Fundamental Rights
3. Fundamental Duties 
4. Directive Principles of State Policy
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1
[B]1 & 2
[C]1, 2 & 3
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
[    ]
86. The Leq symbol is used in measuring which
of the following kinds of pollutions?
[A]Air
[B]Water
[C]Noise
[D]None of them
[    ]
87. Which among the following are included into
the category of "Minor Forest Produce"? 
1. Tendupatta
2. Bamboo
3. Sandalwood 
4. Tamarind
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 1 & 4
[C]Only 1, 2 & 4
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
[    ] 

88. Among the various ways to slow down the
loss of biodiversity, which among the following
would be the most effective? 


[A]Freezing fertilized eggs of endangered
animals in case the species become extinct in the
wild
[B]Setting aside small plots of land in a variety of
ecosystems, such as forests, grasslands, and
marshes
[C]Creating large parks/preserves in biodiversity
hotspots
[D]Requiring every country to maintain a seed
bank
[    ]
89. Which among the following is / are results of
Land degradation? 
1. Decline in the productive capacity of the land
2. Soil acidification
3. Soil alkalinisation
4. Soil salination
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 4
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3 
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
[    ]
90. The Clouded leopard:
1. is widely found in Western Ghats region in 
India
2. is smallest of big cats
3. is a talented climber
Which among the above is / are correct? 
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 1 & 2
[C]Only 2 & 3 
[D]Only 1 & 3 
[    ]
91. In which of the following countries you will
find tropical rainforests? 
1. Bangladesh
2. China 
3. Pakistan
4. India 
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]1, 2 & 4
[B]1, 2, 3 & 4
[C]2 & 4
[D]2, 3 & 4
[    ]
92. Consider the following comparisons of Local
area network (LAN) and wide area network
(WAN): 
1. The maximum speed of data transfer of LAN 
is much lesser than a WAN
2. A printer can be shared on a LAN but not a 
WAN
3. LAN uses the Ethernet standard, while a 
WAN uses the T1 standard
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ] 

93. Earth is at the closest distance from the Sun
in January and farthest in July. Why the
temperature of earth does not rise in January?  

1. Distance of earth in its orbit from Sun does
not affect the seasons 
2. Earth is tilted on its axis which causes rise
and fall in seasonal temperatures 
3. At perihelion, southern hemisphere is more
hot in comparison to northern hemisphere at
Aphelion 
Choose the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1 & 2
[B]Only 2 & 3
[C]Only 1 & 3
[D]1, 2 & 3
[    ]
94. In recent times, the Digital Signatures have
become of immense value in internet related
communications. What is / are uses of the Digital
signature?
1. By using digital signature, a sender cannot 
deny a message which he / she has sent to
a receiver 
2. Digital signature can be used a legal proof to 
ensure that the message was sent by certain
sender 
3. Digital signature is used for safe
communication between two computers of a
closed network  
4. Digital signatures are required to send all
email messages  
Choose the correct option from the codes given 
below:
[A]Only 1 is correct
[B]Only 1 & 2 
[C]Only 1, 2 & 3 
[D]1, 2, 3 & 4
[    ]
95. National Green Tribunal (NGT) has been
frequently making news in recent times. Which
among the following is / are features of NGT?  
1. A decision by NGT is equivalent to a
decree of a civil court 
2. A decision by NGT is subject to judicial
review by Supreme Court  
Which among the above statements is / are
correct?
[A]Only 1
[B]Only 2
[C]Both 1 & 2
[D]Neither 1 nor 2
[    ]
96. Comptroller and Auditor General of India
audits the financial transactions related to: 
1. Money received and spent from Consolidated 
Fund of India
2. Money received and spent by Government 
ministries and departments  
3. Money received and spent by all bodies
funded from Consolidated Fund of India 
4. Grants and Loans by Government
5. Financial transactions of Panchayats if CAG is 
entrusted for the same
Select the correct option from the codes given
below:
[A]Only 1, 2 & 3 are correct 
[B]Only 1, 2, 3 & 4 are correct
[C]Only 1, 3, 4 & 5 are correct
[D]1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 are correct 
[    ] 



97. The G-sec markets are: 
1. generally devoid of uncertainties of returns
2. involve negotiations that are generally done 
via auctions
3. remains unaffected by the bull and bear 
phases of the Financial Markets
Which among the above observations is / are
correct?
[A]Only 1 is correct
[B]Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C]Only 1 & 3 are correct
[D]1, 2 & 3 are correct
[    ]
98. The Equity Share: 
1. represents ownership of shareholder in 
company
2. comes with entrepreneurial risk
3. comes with security backed by companies 
assets
Which among the above is / are correct?
[A]Only 1 is correct 
[B]Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C]Only 1 & 3 are correct
[D]1, 2 & 3 are correct
[    ]
99. In context with debentures, consider the
following statements: 
1. A Debenture represents a debt 
2. The income incurred by debenture is 
generally the interest income
3. Debenture is generally secured by assets
Which among the above statements is / are 
correct? 
[A]Only 1 is correct
[B]Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C]1, 2 & 3 are correct
[D]1 & 3 are correct
[    ]
100. How the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP) is different from the Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) ? 
1. While TPP is a proposed negotiations on 
non-economic matters, APEC is essentially a
free trade area 
2. While TPP Includes major powers of Asia
Pacific such as China, India and Indonesia,
APEC excludes them 
3. While TPP members include only sovereign
states, APEC has some members which are
non-sovereign 
Which among the above statements is / are
correct?
[A]Only 1 & 2 are correct
[B]Only 2 & 3 are correct
[C]Only 3 is correct 
[D]1, 2 & 3 are correct
[    ] 



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