1. Consider the following statements regarding the Special Category Status to states:

  1. The concept of Special Category Status emerged in 1969 with the approval Gadgil formula.
  2. Low population density or sizeable share of tribal population is one of the criteria to Special Category Status.
  3. Andhra Pradesh is the last state to get the Special Category Status.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


2. Which of the following statement(s) regarding Special Marriage Act 1954 is/are not correct? 

  1. It was created to validate and register interreligious and inter-caste marriages for Indians living only in India and not in abroad. 
  2. People of the same faith can also marry under this act. 
  3. The act validates the marriage between two consenting adults belonging to different faiths, and there is strict punishment for those who forcibly convert the other partner just for the sake of marriage. 

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


3. Consider the following regarding Interfaith Marriages:

  1. Unlike regular marriages, both the bridegroom and the bride must be at least 21 years of age at the time of marriage.
  2. At the time of their marriage, both parties must be monogamous.

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


4. 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?


5. Fathul Mujahidin, a military manual, was commissioned during the rule of 



6. With respect to Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), which of the following statements is/are correct? 

  1. Government can only declare organisations and not individuals as terrorists.
  2. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) should take prior permission from the respective state police chief to attach the proceeds of terrorism.



7. Consider the following statements with respect to ‘Doctrine Of Sealed Cover’: 

  1. It is the practice followed by the Supreme Court of seeking and accepting information from government agencies in sealed envelopes that can only be perused by the judges.
  2. The use of sealed covers to produce evidence derives its legitimacy from the Code of Civil Procedure and the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


8. In context to Aero India 2023, consider the following:

  1. The theme of Aero India 2023 is “Atmanirbhar Bharat: Making India Self-reliant in Aerospace Industry”.
  2. Aero India 2023 featured a static display of Indian aircraft only and a flying display of fighter planes and helicopters.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. Consider the following with regard to Payment aggregators:

  1. Payment aggregators are companies that facilitate online payments by acting as intermediaries between the customer and the merchant.
  2. A payment gateway Is a software application that connects an online store or merchant to a payment processor, allowing the merchant to accept payment from a customer.
  3. Payment aggregators are not allowed by RBI to offer a payment gateway.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct:


10. Consider the following with regard to Volatiles:

  1. Volatiles are elements or compounds that change from solid or liquid state into vapour at relatively high temperatures.
  2. Their substances are generally highly flammable compared to non-volatile substances.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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