1. Consider the following statements regarding the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution:

  1. It provides for the administration of tribal areas in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram to safeguard the rights of the tribal population in these states.
  2. This special provision is provided under Article 244(2) and Article 275(1) of the Constitution.
  3. It seeks to safeguard the rights of the tribal population through the formation of Autonomous District Councils (ADC). 

Which of the statements given above are correct?


2. Consider the following statements:

  1. No criminal proceedings can be started or continued against the President, or the Governor of a State, in any court during his term of office.
  2. Civil proceedings against a Governor or President against things done by him in his personal capacity can be done only with a prior 2 months notice. 

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


3. Consider the following statements:

  1. J&K acceded to the Dominion of India after the Instrument of Accession was signed by Maharaja Hari Singh, the ruler of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, on 26 October 1947.
  2. The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954 settled the constitutional relationship of J&K and the Union of India and inserted Article 35A.
  3. On 5th of August 2019, the President of India promulgated the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 2019 and abrogated the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir under the provision of Article 370. 

Which of the statements given above are correct?


4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Indian Science Congress held its 108th session in 2023.
  2. The session focussed on “Science & Technology for Sustainable Development & Women Empowerment”.
  3. India was placed in the 40th position in the Global Innovation Index 2022 published by WEF.

Which of the above are correct statements?


5. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Coal ash contains arsenic, lead, and mercury.
  2. Coal-fired power plants release sulphur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen into the environment.
  3. High ash content is observed in Indian coal.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?


6. With reference to powers of the Governor, which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. Governor has the discretionary powers to invite the leader of the largest party/alliance, post-election, to form the government.
  2. The Governors report on the breakdown of the constitutional machinery is beyond the judicial review of the judiciary.
  3. There is no fixed term for governor’s office, but he/she can be terminated if the acts are upheld by courts as unconstitutional and malafide.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


7. Consider the following statements about the Delimitation Commission:

  1. Both the Centre and the States can set it up for the division of constituencies at national and state levels respectively.
  2. It works under the administrative control of the Election Commission.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


8. Consider the following, with regard to Jainism:

  1. ‘Jaina’ comes from the term ‘Jina’ which means ford maker i.e., someone who can cross beyond the perpetual flow of earthly life.
  2. Brahmacharya, one of the 5 great Vows of Jainism, was added by Rishabhnatha.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. In context to Indian Science Congress, consider the following:

  1. It brings together scientists and researchers only from the premier institutions.
  2. It is organized by the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  3. The first session of the Indian Science Congress was held in 1914.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following with regard to UN Convention on the Rights of PwD (UNCRPD):

  1. The convention has been ratified by India.
  2. Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 has been enacted by the Parliament of India to fulfill the obligations under UNCRPD.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


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