1. Which of the following can be considered as
reasons behind the shifting of sugar industries from
north to south in India?
1. The production of sugarcane per hectare is
higher in south India.
2. The sucrose content is higher in the tropical
variety of sugarcane grown in south India.
3. The crushing season in south India is longer
than in north India.
4. Cheap and abundant supply of power is
available in south India.
Select the correct answer using the code given
below.
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

 

2. Consider the following characteristics of a
National Park in India:
It is known for the floating decomposed plant
materials called ‘Phumdis’.
This is the natural habitat of endangered browantlered
deer.
This is included under Ramsar site.
Which of the following National Park having all these
characteristics?
(a) Phawngpui National Park
(b) Keibul Lamjao National Park
(c) Nameri National Park
(d) Balphakram National Park

3. Consider the following statements:
1. Press Trust of India is a statutory quasijudicial
authority mandated by the
Parliament to improve the standards of
newspapers and the news agencies in India.
2. Press Council of India has the additional
responsibility of Advisory institution to
Election Commission and other government
institutions.
3. NAM News Network is the news exchange
arrangement of the news agencies belonging
to non-aligned movement countries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 2 and 3 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1,2 and 3

4. Which of the below mentioned initiatives are
primarily focused on increasing transparency and
efficiency into the processes of governance?
1. SEVOTTAM
2. Shram Suvidha Portal
3. eBiz scheme
4. Sagarmala Project
5. Udaan Scheme
Selcet the correct answer from the codes given

(a) 1, 3 and 5 only
(b) 2, 3 and 5 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 4 only


5. With respect to All India Services consider the
following statement:
1. All India Services are controlled jointly by
State and Centre.
2. New All India service may be created only
when Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by
majority of all members.
3. Creation of new All India Service affects
interests of states.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 3 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3

6. Consider the following statement regarding the
federal system in India
1. Zonal councils which aimed at promoting
cooperation among states are constitutional
bodies.
2. Chairman of Zonal councils is Prime Minister.
3. Governor of state is empowered to direct
that an act of parliament does not apply to a
schedule area.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

7. With reference to globally threatened
species, which of the following statement is
incorrect?
(a) In the IUCN’s Red List, term ‘threatened’ includes
only Critically Endangered and Endangered species.

(b) Between 2008 and 2014, there is almost 50%
increase in the number of threatened species in
India, on account of better research work and
deforestation.
(c) Under Save Our Species (SOS) initiative, the
focus is only on protecting the threatened species,
their habitat and communities who depend on them.
(d) Indian vulture, Jerdon’s Courser, Red crowned
roofed turtle and Rameshwaram Parachute Spider
are some of the threatened species from India.

8. Which of the following statement is correct?
(a) Generally a substance dissolved in a liquid
increases its freezing point.
(b) Generally a substance dissolved in a liquid
decreases its freezing point.
(c) Generally a substance dissolved in a liquid
decreases its boiling point.
(d) Generally, dissolving a substance in a liquid has
no effect on its boiling and freezing points.

9. Which of the following methods can be used for
removing permanent hardness of water :
1. Distillation
2. Adding sodium carbonate
3. Boiling
4. Adding caustic soda
Select the correct answer using the code given
below
(a) 1, 2 and 4 only (b) 2 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only (d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

10. A lubricant is a substance introduced to reduce
friction between moving surfaces. Which of the
following is/are used as a lubricant :
1. Tungsten Disulfide
2. Graphite
3. Silica
4. Iron Oxide
Select the correct answer using the code given
below
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 and 4 only

 

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