1. With respect to the No-confidence motion, consider the following statements:

  1. A confidence motion or a vote of confidence or a trust vote, is sought by the government in power on the floor of the House, while a no-confidence motion can be sought by any House member to express that they no longer have confidence in the government.
  2. The Indian Constitution neither explicitly nor implicitly mentions about the No-Confidence Motion rather it is mentioned in the rule book of the Lok Sabha.

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


2. Identify the correct statements: 

  1. Milk is included while calculating the core inflation.
  2. Operation Flood led to India becoming the world’s biggest exporter of milk.



3. Which of the following comes under the concept of Cooperative Federalism?

  1. GST Council
  2. NITI Aayog
  3. Interstate Council
  4. An industrial summit organized by a state
  5. Panchayati Raj

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


4. Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 280 of the Indian Constitution laid down the provisions related to the constitution of the Finance Commission and the Finance Commission Act of 1951 supplemented the provision of the constitution.
  2. Finance Commission is a quasi-judicial body, recommends President certain measures related to the distribution of financial resources between the union and the states.
  3. President Constitutes the Finance Commission every 4 years or at such time he considers necessary.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


5. With respect to the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), which of the statement(s) is/are correct?

  1. It is a centrally sponsored scheme to provide assured irrigation to cultivated areas, reduce wastage of water and improve water-use efficiency.
  2. It only focuses on creating sources for assured irrigation.
  3. All the States and Union Territories including the North-Eastern States are covered under the program.

Select the correct answer from the code given below:


6. The “Security Bond” military exercise is conducted between:

  1. India
  2. Russia
  3. China
  4. Iran
  5. Turkey



7. If the UCO bank of India holds an account for a Russian Bank Gazprom, then which  of the following statements are true regarding this?

  1. The account is a Vostro account of SBI.
  2. The account is a Nostro account for Gazprom.
  3. The currency which will be maintained in this account will be Rubles.



8. In context to Critical Minerals, consider the following:

  1. These are the elements that are the building blocks of essential modern-day technologies.
  2. Only Copper, lithium and nickel are examples of critical minerals.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. In context to the powers of the Governor under the Indian Constitution, consider the following:

  1. The Governor can call for a floor test only when the Assembly is not in session.
  2. The Governor acts on the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers headed by the Chief Minister.
  3. The Governor may exercise his own judgment when considering the advice provided by a Chief Minister whose majority is uncertain.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. In context to the Eutrophication, consider the following:

  1. It is the process where a water body, such as a lake, river, or ocean, becomes excessively rich in nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus.
  2. Algal bloom and Hypoxia in the water body are the two most prominent outcomes of eutrophication.

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


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