1. With reference to the Pandemic Disease, which of the statement(s) given below is/are not correct?

  1. It is the sudden increase in the number of cases of a disease, more than what’s typically expected for the population in that area.
  2. The WHO provides an influenza pandemic alert system, with a scale ranging from Phase 1 (a low risk of a flu pandemic) to Phase 6 (a full-blown pandemic).
  3. The last recorded Pandemic disease before COVID-19 is the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in the year 2013.

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2. Which of the following diseases are considered to be zoonotic?

  1. COVID-19
  2. Zika
  3. African Swine Fever
  4. AIDS

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3. Consider the following statements regarding ‘Article 44 of the Indian Constitution’:

  1. The article states that ‘The State shall endeavor to secure for the citizens a uniform civil code throughout the territory of India”.
  2. It is one of the Economic Social Principle of DPSP in Part IV of the Indian Constitution.
  3. Although the Indian constitution was compiled by Dr. BR Ambedkar, it was Pandit Nehru who introduced Article 44 to the constitution which sought to establish India’s status as a secular state.

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


4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Only elected members of the State Legislative Assemblies can vote in a Rajya Sabha election.
  2. Vacancies that arise due to resignation, death or disqualification are filled up through by-polls after which those elected serve out the remainder of their predecessors’ term.
  3. The Delhi, Puducherry and J&K Assemblies elect members to the Rajya Sabha to represent the three UTs.

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


5. Which of the following is/are constitutional bodies? 

  1. National Commission for Women
  2. National Commission for Scheduled Castes
  3. National Commission for Backward Classes



6. In case of which one of the following biogeochemical cycles, the weathering of  rocks is the main source of release of nutrients to enter the cycle? 



7. Identify the correct statements: 

  1. Retail inflation data is released by the National Statistical Office.
  2. Core inflation includes inflation in only the food and fuel sectors.



8. Consider the following with regard to ‘Black Soldier Fly’:

  1. It belongs to Stratiomyidae family that is commonly found in many parts of the world.
  2. They have high waste-to-biomass conversion efficiency.

Which of the statements given below is/are correct?


9. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Influenza (flu) viruses can be classified into four types i.e A, B, C, and D.
  2. The classification of influenza A viruses is based on two surface proteins of the virus: hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA)

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10. Consider the following with regard to ‘MicroLEDs’:

    1. These LEDs are self-illuminating diodes, which means they emit light when an electric current passes through them.
    2. MicroLED displays typically use inorganic materials, such as gallium nitride.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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