1. Consider the following statements:

  1. Article 85 requires that there should not be a gap of more than six months between two sessions of Parliament.
  2. The Constitution does not specify when or for how many days Parliament should meet.
  3. A ‘session’ of Parliament is the period between the first sitting of a House and its adjournment.

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


2. Consider the following statements:

  1. Adjournment terminates the sitting of the House which meets again at the time appointed for the next sitting.
  2. If the meeting is terminated without any definite time/ date fixed for the next meeting, it is called Adjournment sine die.

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


3. With respect to the Defamation Cases, consider the following statements:

  1. Civil defamation has been specifically defined as an offence under section 499 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
  2. Criminal defamation does not rely on statutes to define wrongs but takes from ever-increasing body of case laws to define what would constitute a wrong.
  3. Section 500 of IPC reads, “Whoever defames another shall be punished with simple imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both.”

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


4. 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:


5. With regard to the ‘Elimination of Racial Discrimination’, consider the following:

  1. Every year 21st March is marked as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
  2. Pass Laws was a system used to control the movement of Black, Indian and Coloured people in South Africa.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. In context to Death penalty in India, consider the following:

  1. A prisoner is protected from the death penalty by Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees everyone’s fundamental right to life and liberty.
  2. Death penalty can be commuted into life imprisonment or pardoned by the President under Article 72 of Indian Constitution.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


7. In context to the World Happiness Report 2023, consider the following:

  1. It is published by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
  2. India’s global ranking is 125th among a group of 136 nations.
  3. Absence of corruption is one of the factors for measuring happiness.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


8. Consider the following statements with regard to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code(IBC):

  1. It is a reform enacted in 2016 which amalgamates various laws relating to the insolvency resolution of business firms.
  2. Section 53 of the Code prescribes an order of priority in which proceeds will be distributed to the creditors based on the liquidation value.
  3. Financial creditors like banks have the last claim until exhaustion.

Choose the correct code:


9. Consider the following statements with regard to different generations of telecom communications: 

  1. 1G was launched in the 1980s and worked on analogue radio signals and supported only voice calls.
  2. 2G was launched in the 1990s which uses digital radio signals and supports both voice and data transmission with a bandwidth of 64 Kbps.
  3. 3G was launched in the 2000s with a speed of 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps and it has the ability to transmit telephone signals including digitised voice, video calls and conferencing.

Choose the correct code:


10. The black cotton soil of India has been formed due to the weathering of 



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