1. Consider the following statements:

  1. Though states could come out with their own Bills to some extent to override the statutes of passed by the Parliament, none of those Bills would be effective unless the President accords his consent to such Bills.
  2. It’s the sole prerogative of the President whether to sign the state Bills or not. 

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


2. With reference to Indian elephants, consider the following statements: 

  1. There are around 32 elephant Reserves in India notified by the state governments. 
  2. The first elephant reserve was the Singhbhum elephant Reserve of Jharkhand. 
  3. Among the States in India, the highest elephant population is in Karnataka.

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


3. Consider the following statements regarding a bill passed by the State Legislature:

  1. A bill sent to the President for his assent can be returned any number of times.
  2. In case of a money bill, the Governor may give or withhold it or sent it for president’s consideration.
  3. Neither governor nor president can return the money bill for reconsideration.

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


4. Consider the following statements regarding the POCSO Act, 2019:

  1. The Act increased minimum punishment for penetrative sexual assault from 7 years to 15 years.
  2. It also provides for with imprisonment between 20 years to life, with fine if person commits penetrative sexual assault on child below age of 16 years.
  3. The Act also defines child pornography as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct that involves child such as photograph, video, digital or even computer generated image indistinguishable from actual child.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


5. Which among the following statements is the best description of ‘Good Friday Agreement’?


6. Consider the following pairs: 

  1. Article         –         Special provisions for States
  2. 371-A          –         Nagaland
  3. 371-B          –         Manipur
  4. 371-F          –          Sikkim
  5. 371-J          –          Karnataka

How many pairs given above are correctly matched?


7. With respect to Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) in India, which of  the following statements is/are correct? 

  1. The PVTGs in India were first identified by the Dhebar Commission.
  2. Chattisgarh has the highest number of PVTGs in India
  3. Birhor, Lodhas and Totos are PVTGs from the State of West Bengal



8. Consider the following with regard to State of Forest in India:

  1. Protected forests hold a higher degree of protection than reserve forests.
  2. Through the 44th Amendment Act, 1978, forests were transferred from State to Concurrent List.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. Consider the following with regard to ‘Indian Space Policy 2023’:

  1. As per the policy, NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) will be the interface between ISRO and non-governmental entities.
  2. The policy allows private sector to take part in space activities like building satellites, rockets, and launch vehicles, data collection and dissemination.

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


10. In context to Genome sequencing, which of the following is not correct?



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