1. Consider the following statements:

  1. ‘Prisons’ is a State subject under the State List of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution.
  2. By virtue of Article 72 and 161 of the Constitution of India, the President and Governor can grant pardon, to suspend, remit or commute a sentences passed by the courts.
  3. In remission, the duration of the sentence is reduced, by changing the nature of the sentence.

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


2. With respect to the pardoning powers of the President of India the state Governors, consider the following statements:

  1. Both the Governor and the President can pardon sentences inflicted by court-martial. 
  2. The President can pardon the death sentence while the Governor cannot. 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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 with respect to President’s Rule: 

  1. It can be extended for a maximum period of five years with the approval of the Parliament, every six months.
  2. Every resolution approving the proclamation of the President’s Rule or its continuation should be passed by the Parliament by a special majority.
  3. It has no effect on the Fundamental Rights of the citizens.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. With respect to Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), which of the following statements is/are correct? 

  1. SSLV caters to the launch of up to 500 kg satellites to low earth orbits on a ‘launch-on-demand’ basis.
  2. The rocket is configured with three solid propulsion stages and a velocity terminal module.



7. Which of the following statements is/are correct with respect to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016? 

  1. All children with benchmark disabilities between 6 and 18 years shall have the right to free education.
  2. Special Courts would be set up in each district of the State to handle offences against persons with disabilities (PwDs).
  3. 21 types of disabilities are listed in the RPwD Act and the State Government will have the power to add more types of disabilities.



8. In context to NAMASTE Scheme, consider the following:

  1. It is a government initiative to enable 100% mechanical desludging of septic tanks and sewers in all cities and towns.
  2. It is a Centrally Sponsored scheme undertaken by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  3. It will promote mechanization and enterprise development by providing funding support and subsidy (capital + interest) to the sanitation workers, to procure sanitation related equipment.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. Consider the following with regard to ‘Initial Public Offering (IPO)’:

  1. Initial Public Offering (IPO) is a process by which a privately held company becomes publicly traded on a stock exchange.
  2. The price of shares in an IPO is determined by supply and demand.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. In context to the Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS), consider the following:

  1. PACS functions under the purview of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
  2. PACS are not authorized to issue shares, nor are they allowed to invest in shares.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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