1. Consider the following statements:

    1. 1. Under Rule 53 of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Rules, the power to suspend can only be exercised by the Speaker, and it cannot be put to vote in a resolution.
    2. 2. Should any member be ordered to withdraw for a second time in the same session, the Speaker may direct the member to absent himself “for any period not longer than the remainder of the Session.

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


2. Consider the following statements regarding the constitutional provisions related to the reservations:

    1. 1. Article 16(4) empowers the state to make any provision for the reservation of appointments or posts to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe employees.
    2. 2. 77th Amendment Act added a new clause (4A) to Article 16, empowering the state to make provisions for reservation in promotion of any backward class of citizens
    3. 3. Article 335 recognises that special measures need to be adopted for considering the claims of SCs and STs in order to bring them to a level-playing field.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


3. Consider the following statements:

    1. 1. Tipu Sultan was a ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore and the youngest son of Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore.
    2. 2. Tipu fought the first Anglo-Mysore War (1767-69) at the age of 17 and subsequently, against the Marathas and in the Second Anglo-Mysore War (1780-84).
    3. 3. He fought Company forces four times during 1767-99 and was killed defending his capital Srirangapatnam in the Fourth Anglo Mysore War.

Which of the statement(s) given above is not correct?


4. Consider the following statements regarding the POCSO Act, 2019:

    1. 1. The Act increased Minimum Punishment for penetrative sexual assault from 7 years to 10 Years.
    2. 2. It also provides for with imprisonment between 20 years to life, with fine if person commits penetrative sexual assault on child below age of 16 years.
    3. 3. The Act also defines child pornography as any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct that involves child such as photograph, video, digital or even computer-generated image indistinguishable from Actual Child.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


5. In context to the ‘Western disturbance’, consider the following:

    1. 1. It is an extra-tropical storm originating in the Mediterranean region.
    2. 2. It causes the most winter and pre-monsoon season rainfall across Southern India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


6. consider the following, with regard to Subsidiary Alliance?

    1. 1. It was introduced by Lord Wellesley in India.
    2. 2. It was a policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of the allied state.
    3. 3. The first Subsidiary Treaty was signed by the Nawab of Awadh in 1801.

Which of the following statements is/are not correct?


7. Consider the following, with regard to Chakmas and Hajongs:

    1. 1. They are tribes only found in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India.
    2. 2. They are migrants from the Chittagong Hill Tracts of erstwhile East Pakistan, now Bangladesh.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?


8. Which of the given pairs are correctly matched?

    1. 1. Velu Nachiyar – The first Indian queen to wage war against the British East India Company.
    2. 2. Jhalkari Bai – A woman soldier who was one of the key advisors to Kittur Rani Chennamma.
    3. 3. Rani Abakka – Tuluva Queen of Ullal known for her revolt against the British East India Company in 1824.



9. In which among these dance forms are characters grouped under clearly defined types – pacha, kathi, thadi, kari or minukku?


10. Which of the given statements with respect to Mullaiperiyar dam is/are Incorrect?

    1. 1. The Maharaja of Travancore signed a 999-year Periyar Lake lease agreement with the British government in 1886, for its construction across the Periyar River.
    2. 2. The dam is located in Kerala, but is operated by Tamil Nadu.
    3. 3. It is India’s largest masonry dam.



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