1. With respect to the UIDAI, which of the statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. The UIDAI is a statutory authority established on 12th July 2016 working under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  2. Initially, the UIDAI was set up by the Government of India in January 2009, as an attached office under the aegis of the Planning Commission.
  3. The UIDAI is mandated to assign a 12-digit unique identification (UID) number (Aadhaar) to all the residents of India.

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2. Consider the following statements:

Statement 1: Masking an Aadhaar number means replacing the first eight digits with some characters like “xxxx-xxxx” while only the last four digits of the original number are visible.

Statement 2: Aadhaar Identity Authentication ecosystem has provided adequate features for protecting and safeguarding the identity and privacy of the Aadhaar holder.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 


3. With reference to the Foreigners Tribunal, which of the statements given below are correct?

  1. The Foreigners Tribunals are quasi-judicial bodies, to determine if a person staying illegally is a foreigner or not.
  2. Under the provisions of Foreigners Act 1946 and Foreigners (Tribunals) Order 1964, both Foreigners Tribunals and Ministry of Home Affairs are empowered to declare a person as a foreigner.
  3. A rejected person would have 120 days from the date of receiving the rejection slip to approach a Foreigners’ Tribunal (FT) for judging their citizenship status.

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4. Consider the following statements regarding the National Register of Citizens (NRC):

  1. The NRC is an official record of those who are legal Indian citizens that includes demographic information about all those individuals who qualify as citizens of India as per the Citizenship Act, 1955.
  2. The register was first prepared after the 1951 Census of India and since then it has not been updated until recently.
  3. So far, such a database has only been maintained for the state of Assam.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


5. Consider the following statements:

  1. There is evidence for the consumption of millets in the Indus-Sarasvati civilization.
  2. With the consumption of Millet, a Celiac patient’s body mounts an immune response that attacks the small intestine.
  3. Two pseudo millets buckwheat and amaranth are a part of the ‘Nutri Cereals’ declared by the Ministry of Agriculture.

How many of the given statements is/are incorrect?


6. Consider the following statements with respect to Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC): 

    1. GEAC is the apex biotech regulatory body in India.
    2. It is a statutory body functioning under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
    3. It has the power to take punitive action against people/bodies under the Environment (Protection) Act.

How many of the given statements is/are incorrect?


7. Which of the following statements best describes ‘Loya Jirga’ often seen in the news:



8. Consider the following with regard to re-entries of Satellites from outer space:

  1. There is an international binding agreement to ensure rocket stages always perform controlled re-entries.
  2. The Liability Convention 1972 requires countries to pay for damages caused by satellites.

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9. Consider the following with regard to Kisan credit cards (KCC):

  1. It was introduced for providing adequate and timely credit support to the farmers.
  2. This facility could be availed through regional rural banks (RRB) only.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. With reference to  the Social Progress Index (SPI), consider the following :

  1. It is released by World Bank.
  2. The index measures social progress at global level.
  3. As per latest estimates, Puducherry got the highest SPI score.

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


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