1. Consider the following statements regarding Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA):

  1. Unlawful activity refers any action that brings or attempts to bring hatred or contempt towards the government of India and has been illegal in India since 1870.
  2. Only Indians can be charged under the UAPA.
  3. It will be applicable to the offenders in the same manner, even if crime is committed on a foreign land, outside India

Which of the statement given above is correct?


2. Section 124A of IPC is sometimes seen in news. It is seen as a hindrance to which of the following Fundamental Right?



3. Consider the following statements regarding the Himalayan Hindu Kush Region:

  1. It is considered as the Third Pole after the North and South Poles due to significant implications for climate.
  2. The region spans Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, China, India, and Nepal only.
  3. It contains vast cryospheric zones and is also the world’s largest store of snow and ice outside the polar region.

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


4. Which of the following are responsible for the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF)?

  1. Volcanic Eruption
  2. Earthquake
  3. Avalanche
  4. Buildup of Water Pressure

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


5. Consider the following statements: 

  1. It is an article of significance for the indigenous people of Assam.
  2. It is generally a white rectangular piece of cloth with primarily a red border on three sides and red woven motifs on the fourth.
  3. Cotton yarn is the most common material for making/weaving, there are special occasion ones made from Pat silk.

The above statements best describe:


6. With respect to Ancient Monuments and Archaeological sites and Remains (AMASR) Act, which of the following statements is/are correct? 

  1. “Ancient monument” means any structure, erection or monument, or any tumulus or place of interment, or any cave, rock sculpture, inscription or monolith, which is of historical, archaeological or artistic interest and which has been in existence for not less than five hundred years.
  2. Currently, construction up to 100 metres around protected monuments is prohibited.



7. Which of the following are the exemptions from disclosure of information under RTI?

  1. Information available to a person in his fiduciary relationship under all circumstances.
  2. Information which has been expressly forbidden to be published by any court of law or tribunal.
  3. Information which would cause a breach of privilege of Parliament or the State Legislature.
  4. Information received in confidence from foreign governments.



8. In context to Black Holes, consider the following:

  1. Black holes are regions of space-time where gravity is very weak and objects like light can easily escape from them.
  2. They play a role in the formation and evolution of galaxies and the distribution of matter throughout the universe.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. In context to National Mission on Natural Farming (NMNF), consider the following:

  1. Under this scheme, farmers will receive financial assistance of Rs. 15,000 per hectare per year for three years.
  2. A Web portal was also created for the promotion of natural farming with information on the implementation framework.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following, with regard to great One Horned Rhino:

  1. Only the Great One-Horned Rhino is found in India.
  2. The Great One-Horned Rhino is listed as Vulnerable in IUCN Red List.
  3. The species is restricted to small habitats in Indo-Nepal terai and northern West Bengal and Assam.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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