1. Consider the following:

    1. 1. The Sangam academies flourished under the royal patronage of the Pandya kings of Madurai.
    2. 2. Tolkappiyam provides insights on the political and socio-economic conditions of the Sangam Era.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


2. Consider the following, with regard to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI):

    1. 1. The Gulf region is a part of this initiative.
    2. 2. The New Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) are the components of BRI.
    3. 3. The Blue Dot Network and Global Gateway are the initiatives of the European Union (EU) to counter BRI.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


3. With reference to Ballistic Missiles, Consider the following:

    1. 1. It is a Long-Range Missile.
    2. 2. The flight path of this missile is projectile but within the Earth’s Atmosphere.
    3. 3. Prithvi, Agni and Dhanush are Ballistic Missiles.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


4. Consider the following pairs, with regard to Tamil literature and it’s author:

              Tamil Literature            Author

    1. 1.Tirukkural                      Tolkappiyar
    2. 2.Silappathikaram      Elango Adigal
    3. 3.Manimegalai              Sittalai Sattanar

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?


5. In context to the Pralay Missile, consider the following statements:

    1. 1. It is India’s first conventional quasi-ballistic missile.
    2. 2. It is powered by a solid-propellant rocket motor.

Which of the above statements are correct?


6. Consider the following statements with regards to the CRPF:

    1. 1. Originally constituted as the Crown Representative Police in 1939, it is one of the oldest central Paramilitary Forces.
    2. 2. After Independence, the force was renamed as Central Reserve Police Force by an Act of Parliament on December 28, 1949.
    3. 3. The force played a significant role during the Amalgamation of the Princely States into the Indian Union since it helped the Union Government in disciplining the rebellious princely states of Junagarh and the small principality of Kathiawar in Gujarat.

Choose the correct statements:


7. Which of these given statements with regards to parliamentary proceedings is not correct?


8. Consider the following statements with regards to the qualifying age for Different purposes in India:

    1. 1. The 61st Constitution Amendment Act of 1988 defines the voting age for elections to Parliament and Legislative Assemblies as 18.
    2. 2. The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, which prohibits the engagement of children in all occupations and bans adolescents in hazardous occupations defines a child as “a person who has not completed his 16th year of age”.
    3. 3. Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 recognises a child as someone under the age of 18 years and thereby implies that the age of consent for sex is also 18 years.

Choose the correct statements:


9. Which of the following are the functions of the Enforcement Directorate (ED)?

    1. 1. Investigating violations of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) laws and provisions.
    2. 2. Investigating offences of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) laws and provisions.
    3. 3. Processing cases of fugitive/s from India under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, 2018.
    4. 4. ED is India’s officially designated single point of contact for liaison with Interpol.



10. Consider the following statements with respect to the Indian flapshell Turtle (Lissemys punctata):

    1. 1. It is only found in India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
    2. 2. Its IUCN status is Vulnerable.
    3. 3. These turtles are omnivores.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


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