1. Consider the following statements:

  1. The modalities of the compensation cess were specified by the GST (Compensation to States) Act, 2017.
  2. This Act assumed that the GST revenue of each State would grow at 14% every year, from the amount collected in 2015-16, through all taxes subsumed by the GST.
  3. A State that had collected tax less than this amount in any year would be compensated for the shortfall. 
  4. The amount would be paid every two months based on provisional accounts, and adjusted every year after the State’s accounts were audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General.

Which of the statements given above are correct?


2. Consider the following statements regarding the GST Council:

  1. GST Council is a statutory body constituted under the Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017.
  2. The GST Council is headed by the Finance Minister of India.
  3. Decisions are taken after a majority in the council with Centre has 1/3rd voting rights and states have 2/3rd voting rights.

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



  • Consider the following statements:
  1. The Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968 empowers the EC to recognise political parties and allot symbols.
  2. The Supreme Court is also the only authority to decide issues on a dispute or a merger of political parties.
  3. As per the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) (Amendment) Order, 2017, there are eight national parties and 64 state parties across the country have reserved symbols.

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


4. Right to vote and to be elected in India is a



5. Consider the following:

  1. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the term for a group of neurodevelopmental disorders.
  2. ASD is a mental retardation as people with autism may not show skills in spheres like art, music, writing etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. In context to the Cauvery River, consider the following:

  1. It rises from Trimbakeshwar near Nasik in Maharashtra.
  2. Some of its tributaries are Arkavathi, Hemavathi, Lakshmana Theertha and Teesta.

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


7. Consider the following with regard to Deep Sea Mining:

  1. It is the process of retrieving mineral deposits from the deep seabed the ocean below 1000 metres.
  2. It Is internationally monitored and regulated by International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


8. Identify the number of correct statements: 

  1. February 21 has been declared International Mother Language Day.
  2. The 8th Schedule of India recognizes 22 languages.
  3. Article 350A of the Indian Constitution directs the state to provide facilities for instruction in Mother Tongue in primary education.



9. Identify the correct statements: 

  1. Just like the European Union, India has an emission trading scheme for its various sectors.
  2. India aims to reduce the emission intensity of our GDP by 45% by 2030.



10. How many of the following are correct statements?

  1. The NDRF was established in 2006.
  2. It is comprised of personnel from the Central Armed Police Forces.
  3. NDRF is responsible for response and relief work only during natural disasters, while Indian Army tackles man-made disasters.
  4. The NDRF has 16 battalions.
  5. It has an air wing as well.



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