1. Which of the following is not a compulsory feature of Panchayati Raj?



2. Which of the following comes under the concept of Cooperative Federalism?

  1. GST Council
  2. NITI Aayog
  3. Interstate Council
  4. An industrial summit organized by a state
  5. Panchayati Raj

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


3. Consider the following statements regarding the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA):

  1. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is a subsidiary organ of the UN General Assembly and works as a sexual and reproductive health agency.
  2. The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) establishes its mandate.
  3. It was established as a trust fund in 1967 and began operations in 1969.

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


4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Total fertility rate (TFR) indicates the average number of children expected to be born to a woman during her reproductive span of 15-45 years.
  2. The Total Fertility Rate (TFR) has further declined from 2.2 to 2.0 at the national level between National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 4 and 5.
  3. The replacement level is the number of children needed to replace the parents, after accounting for fatalities, skewed sex ratio, infant mortality, etc.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are not correct?


5. Consider the following statements with regards to the New Space Policy 2023:

  1. IN-SPACe will be the interface between ISRO and non-governmental entities.
  2. The operational part of ISRO’s missions will be moved to the NewSpace India Limited.
  3. To encourage and nurture space research among young minds, ISRO launched its Student
  4. Outreach Program called SAMVAD at its Bengaluru facility.

Choose the correct code:


6. Consider the following statements with regards to Buddhism:

  1. After 59 consecutive days of meditation, Gautama attained Bodhi (enlightenment) under a pipal tree at Bodhgaya, a village in Bihar.
  2. He died at the age of 80 in 483 BCE at a place called Kushinagara a town in UP. The event is known as Mahaparinibban.
  3. The Buddha’s teaching was oral and written.

Choose the incorrect statements:


7. Which of the following statements is incorrect about India’s population growth?



8. Consider the following with regard to ‘Sangathan Se Samriddhi Campaign’:

  1. The campaign is a part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Samaveshi Vikaas and aims to mobilize 10 crore women from eligible rural households into SHGs.
  2. The campaign was launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. Consider the following with regard to India – UAE relationship:

  1. Both countries are members of the I2U2 grouping.
  2. India and UAE have signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following:

  1. A total eclipse happens when the Moon completely blocks out the Sun while passing between the Earth and the Sun.
  2. A hybrid solar eclipse occurs when the eclipse is total from some locations on Earth and annular from others, due to the viewer’s position relative to the Moon’s shadow.
  3. The Ningaloo Eclipse is a type of total solar eclipse.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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