1. Which of the statements given below are not correct regarding the powers given to the Armed Forces under The Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA)?

  1. They have the authority to prohibit a gathering of five or more persons in an area, can use force or even open fire after giving due warning if they feel a person is in contravention of the law.
  2. If reasonable suspicion exists, the army can also arrest a person without a warrant; enter or search premises without a warrant; and ban the possession of firearms.
  3. Any person arrested or taken into custody may be handed over to the officer in charge of the nearest police station along with a report detailing the circumstances that led to the arrest.

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2. Nagaland is not bordered by which of the following states?



3. Which of the following is/are not correct regarding the office of profit?

  1. If an MLA or an MP holds a government office and receives benefits from it, then that office is termed as an “office of profit”.
  2. A person will be disqualified if he holds an office of profit under the central or state government, other than an office declared not to disqualify its holder by a law passed by Parliament or state legislature.

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4. Which of the following are the basic criteria to disqualify an MP or MLA??

  1. Holding an office of profit under government of India or state government 
  2. Being of unsound mind
  3. Being an undischarged insolvent
  4. Not being an Indian citizen or for acquiring citizenship of another country.

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5. Consider the following statements with respect to coal bed methane (CBM): 

  1. It is an unconventional form of natural gas found in coal deposits or coal seams. It is a primary clean energy source of natural gas.
  2. The extraction of CNG reduces explosion hazards in underground coal mines.
  3. Coalbed methane has a high level of hydrogen sulfide.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. Which of the following is/are correctly matched? 

  1. Seekho aur Kamao (SAK) – upgrade the skills of minority women in the age group of 18-25.
  2. USTTAD – preserve the rich heritage of traditional arts/crafts of minorities.
  3. Naya Savera scheme – special coaching for qualifying examinations for admission in 

   technical/professional courses and competitive examinations.



7. With respect to single-use plastic items, which of the following statements is/are correct? 

  1. India has banned the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of all single-use plastic items.
  2. The ban will be monitored by the CPCB from the Centre and by the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) that will report to the Centre regularly.
  3. Those found violating the ban can be penalised under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.



8. In context to Ram Manohar Lohia, consider the following:

  1. He began his political journey with the Socialist Party.
  2. He opposed Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent struggle against British rule.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


9. With regard to Sarus Crane, consider the following statements:

  1. It is listed in Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act.
  2. It is the tallest flying bird in the world.
  3. Its IUCN status is Nearly Threatened (NT).

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


10. In context to the Defamation Law in India, consider the following:

  1. Defamation can both be a civil wrong and a criminal offense.
  2. Criminal provisions of defamation are constitutionally valid and are not in conflict with the right to free speech.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


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