1. 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?


2. Consider the following statements:

  1. In independent India, the first Public Accounts Committee was constituted in April 1950.
  2. Parliamentary committees draw their authority from Article 85.
  3. Most committees are ‘standing’ as their existence is uninterrupted and usually reconstituted on an annual basis.

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


3. Consider the following statements:

  1. E-Waste is the term used to describe old, end-of-life or discarded electronic appliances.
  2. In India prior to 2011, e-waste was covered under the Hazardous Waste Management (HWM) Rules.
  3. E-waste contains several toxic additives or hazardous substances such as mercury, brominated flame retardants (BFR), CFCs and HCFCs.

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


4. With respect to quasicrystals, which of the following statements is/are correct? 

  1. Quasicrystals have been used in surgical instruments, LED lights, and non-stick frying pans. 
  2. They have poor heat conductivity, which makes them good insulators.




  • Consider the following statements:
  1. Originally the Basel Convention did not mention e-waste but later it addressed the issues of e-waste in 2006 (COP8).
  2. Rotterdam Convention, 2004 was adopted at COP9 of the Basel Convention which aimed at creating innovative solutions for the environmentally sound management of electronic wastes.
  3. Nairobi Declaration seeks to promote exchange of information among Parties over a range of potentially hazardous that may be exported or imported.

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


6. Consider the following, with regard Glacial Lake Outburst Flood:

  1. Changes in the volume of the glacier
  2. Changes in the water level of the lake
  3. Earthquakes

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


7. Consider the following statements: 

  1. The repo rate is the rate at which other banks borrow from the Reserve Bank of India. 
  2. A value of 1 for the Gini Coefficient in a country implies that there is perfectly equal income for everyone in its population.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? 


8. Consider the following, with regard to ISRO’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle:

  1. SSLV is a 3 stage Launch Vehicle configured with three Solid Propulsion Stages.
  2. It successfully launched two spacecrafts – Chandrayaan-1 in 2008 and Mars Orbiter Spacecraft in 2013.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. Consider the following statements with respect to Agasthyarkoodam:

  1. It is situated in the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Ghats
  2. Agasthyarkoodam is a part of Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve which lies on the border between Kerala and Tamil Nadu
  3. The Thamirabarani River originates from the Agastyarkoodam peak 

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following.

  1. State legislatures can make law prescribing a requirement of residence for jobs in a particular state.
  2. Reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes is referred to as vertical reservation.
  3. Horizontal reservation refers to opportunity provided to beneficiaries such as women, the transgender community, domicile and individuals with disabilities, cutting through the vertical categories.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


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