1. Freedom of speech and expression is restricted under which of the following grounds?

  1. Contempt of Court.
  2. Friendly relations with foreign States.
  3. Public order.
  4. Decency and morality.
  5. Defamation.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:


2. With reference to powers of the Governor, which of the statement(s) given below is/are correct?

  1. Governor has the discretionary powers to invite the leader of the largest party/alliance, post-election, to form the government.
  2. The Governors report on the breakdown of the constitutional machinery is beyond the judicial review of the judiciary.
  3. There is no fixed term for governor’s office, but he/she can be terminated if the acts are upheld by courts as unconstitutional and malafide.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Countries must at least have a $20 billion-plus bilateral trade surplus with the US
  2. Foreign currency intervention exceeding 2% of GDP and a global current account surplus exceeding 2% of GDP.

Which of the following US treasury’s criteria for currency monitoring?


4. Consider the following statements:

  1. No criminal proceedings can be started or continued against the President, or the Governor of a State, in any court during his term of office.
  2. Civil proceedings against a Governor or President against things done by him in his personal capacity can be done only with a prior 2 months notice. 

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


5. With respect to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. It is a statutory body under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
  2. Films can be exhibited to the public only after they have been certified by the CBFC.
  3. Films are certified into four categories in India.
  4. An applicant aggrieved by the decision of the CBFC can file an appeal with the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT).



6. India is a signatory to/part of, which of the following Conventions/Groups? 

  1. Australia Group
  2. Biological Weapons Convention (BWC)
  3. Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
  4. Convention on Cluster Munitions
  5. Wassenaar Arrangement



7. The National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities (NCRLM) was constituted under the Chairmanship of 



8. In context to E-20 fuel, consider the following:

  1. It is a blend of 20% ethanol with diesel.
  2. It can reduce the vehicle’s performance.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. In context to the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 consider the following:

  1. All transactions involving foreign exchange have been classified either as capital or current account transactions.
  2. A ‘person resident in India’ is defined as a person residing in India for more than 182 days during the preceding financial year.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. Consider the following with regard to ‘Seismic Waves’:

  1. P waves are transverse waves and can travel through solid, liquid, and gas.
  2. S Waves are longitudinal waves and can travel only through solid and liquid but not through the gas.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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