1. With reference to the electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) and VVPAT, which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. An EVM is designed with the control unit kept with the Chief Electoral Officer and the balloting unit kept within the voting compartment.
  2. The electronic voting machine came in India as a replacement to ballot papers and was first used in Parvur assembly constituency in Kerala in 1982.
  3. If there is any mismatch between the recording of votes given by EVMs and the VVPAT, then the latter result will prevail over the former.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


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 pairs:

River          –      Disputed states

  1. Godavary –      Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha
  2. Krishna –      Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana
  3. Periyar –      Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka
  4. Cauvery –      Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry

Which of the pairs given above are correct?


4. Consider the following statements:

  1. The National Water Development Agency is responsible for the formulation of proposals of the linking of rivers.
  2. NWDA was tasked to prepare feasibility reports and give concrete shape to Peninsular Rivers Development Component of National Perspective.
  3. The task of Himalayan Rivers Development Component of National Perspectives is done by the National Interlinking of Rivers Authority (NIRA).

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


5. Identify the correct statements regarding the Quad grouping:

  1. It is a grouping of 4 countries: India, Australia, the USA, and the UK.
  2. It was established in the year 2017.
  3. Australia will be the host for the 2023 Quad Summit.



6. How many of the following statements are true regarding the GeM? 

  1. It is an online marketplace established to help the government and PSUs procure only products for their use.
  2. The Womaniya initiative of GeM was launched in collaboration with the Self-Employed Women’s Association, Bharat.
  3. The SWAYATT initiative of GeM aims to help young entrepreneurs to get established on the portal.



7. Which of the following statements best describes an Eco-Sensitive Zone? 



8. Consider the following with regard to Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana:

  1. All accounts under the scheme are provided with an overdraft facility of Rs. 10,000.
  2. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana account can be opened only in Public Sector Banks.
  3. Under the scheme, to avail the accident insurance, the beneficiary must must have performed at least one successful transaction using the card in the 90 days prior to date of accident.

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


9. Consider the following with regard to Olive Ridley Turtle:

  1. It has been declared critically endangered by the IUCN.
  2. They are known for their unique mass nesting practice known as Arribada.
  3. They are the smallest of all the sea turtle species found in the world.

Which of the above given statements is/are correct?


10. Consider the following with regard to ‘Interstate River Water Disputes’:

  1. The Parliament by passing a law can establish a tribunal to resolve disputes between states with respect to use of river water.
  2. Parliament can exclude the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and High Court on the issues of interstate river water disputes.

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


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