1. Consider the following statements:

  1. Under Article 101(2) of the Constitution members of state legislatures who have been elected to Lok Sabha must resign their seats within 14 days. 
  2. Failing of resignation, their seats in state legislature shall automatically fall vacant.

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


2. Consider the following statements:

  1. As per Section 33(7) of the RPA (Representation of the People Act), 1951, one candidate can contest from a maximum of two constituencies.
  2. More constituencies were allowed until 1996 when the RPA was amended to set the cap at two constituencies.

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


3. With regards to Judicial Majoritarianism, consider the following statements:

  1. The requirement for a majority consensus flows from Article 145(5) of the Constitution, which states that no judgment in such cases can be delivered except with the concurrence of a majority of the judges but that judges are free to deliver dissenting judgments or opinions.
  2. Numerical majorities are of particular importance to cases, which involve a substantial interpretation of constitutional provisions. 
  3. Constitutional Benches consisting of five or more judges, are set up in consonance with Article 145(3) of the Constitution.

Which of the statements given above are not correct?


4. Which of the following are the basic criteria to disqualify an MP or MLA?

  1. Holding an office of profit under government of India or state government 
  2. Being of unsound mind
  3. Being an undischarged insolvent
  4. Not being an Indian citizen or for acquiring citizenship of another country.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


5. It is a natural, deep-water port on the East coast of India located at the confluence of the Mahanadi River and the Bay of Bengal. It recently clocked the highest ever monthly cargo throughput in the history of all Major Ports in the country. Which port does the description refer to? 



6. Which of the following best describes the term ‘deepfakes’? 



7. The experiment will employ a trio of spacecraft flying in formation in the shape of an equilateral triangle that has sides one million km long, with lasers shining between the craft. The experiment in the question refers to?



8. In context to the Food and Agricultural (FAO) organisation, consider the following:

  1. FAO is an independent agency that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
  2. World Food Day is celebrated on 16 October every year.
  3. The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) is published by FAO.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. In context to the Union Budget, consider the following statements:

  1. The Department of Revenue is responsible for the preparation of the Union Budget that is presented to Parliament.
  2. Budget must be passed by the Lok Sabha with majority support.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following with regard to ‘World Economic Outlook’:

  1. The global growth is projected to rise for the year 2023 in comparison to the year 2022.
  2. Majority of the nations are expected to have lower headline inflation in 2023 than in 2022.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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