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S Vijay Jagadeesh
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  1. 1. Which among the following would help in directly reducing the fiscal deficit? a. Improvement in the Ease of Doing Business index b. Inviting more Foreign Direct Investment c. Increasing non-debt creating capital receipt d. Investing in long term sovereign bond 2. Find out the correct combination of Island and marked location using the map given below eso nd sn a. A- Addu Island, B- Assumption Island, C-Agalega Island, D-Reunion Island b. A- Assumption Island, B- Agalega Island, C- Reunion Island, D- Addu Island c. A - Assumption Island, B- Addu Island , C- Agalega Island, D- Reunion Island d. A- Assumption Island, B- Agalega Island, C- Addu Island D- Reunion Island


  2. 3. A recent study has estimated that to transfer Re1 to the poor, government spends Rs 3.65 in the form of food subsidy, showing that cash transfers would lead to increase in welfare. The other way is to change the scope of the government by withdrawing from some of the areas where it operated before. Cutting back government programmes in vital areas like agriculture, education, health, poverty alleviation, etc. would adversely affect the economy Governments in many countries run huge deficits forcing them to eventually put in place self-imposed constraints of not increasing expenditure over pre-determined levels. Which among the following would be the logical solution to the problems discussed in the above paragraph? a. Rationalizing the subsidy b. Elimination of the subsidy c. Financial inclusion d. Increasing Government spending 4. Consider the following with respect to the fiscal deficit. 1. The criticisms of fiscal deficits is thatthey are inflationary 2. High fiscal deficit is accompanied by higher demand and greater output and, therefore, need not be inflationary


  3. 3. It would increase in private investment due to increase in the amount of household savings. Which among the above statement is /are correct? a. 1 and 3 only b. 1 and 2 only c. 2 and 3 only d. 1, 2 and 3 5. If during the Kerala flood, the Government of India has given a soft loan worth Rs.1000 Cr to Kerala Government, this would help in rebuilding the Kerala infrastructure. Boosting emergent Kerala to attract more investment. These activities would lead to increase the standard of living among the people of Kerala Suppose after few years, the Kerala Government completely repays the loan back to Government of India. What would this repayment mean to Government of India? a. Revenue Receipt Receipt c. Effective revenue deficit expenditure Capital Capital 6. Consider the following with respect to National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC) 1. It is a Central Sector Scheme which was set up in the year 2015-16


  4. 2. The overall aim of NAFCC is to support concrete adaptation activities which mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. 3. The projects related to adaptation in sectors such as thermal power plant, research on renewable energy water, forestry, tourism etc. are eligible for funding under NAFCC 4. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is the National Implementing Entity (NIE) Which among the following is/are correct? a. 1 and 2 only c. 3 and 4 only 4 b. 2 and 3 only d. 1, 2, 3 and 7. Which among the following is NOT correct with respect to Digital Gender Atlas published by Ministry of Human Resource Development? a. It has been developed to identify the low performing geographic pockets for girls and boys. b. It has a focus particularly from marginalised groups such as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and Muslim minorities, on specific gender related education indicators. c. All the states have been mapped in the Digital Gender Atlas. d. Vulnerability status of an area based on a composite index of 3 broad indicators. 4


  5. 8. Ministry of Shipping has formulated a new Berthing Policy for Dry Bulk Cargo for all Major Ports which has come into effect from 20th August, 2016. Which among the following is NOT an objective of this new policy? a. Provide a standardized framework for calculation of norms, specific to the commodity handled and the infrastructure available on the berth. b. Design norms with the objective of driving higher productivity and achieving near-design capacity of the available equipments/infrastructure. c. Reduce berthing time & overall turn-around time of ships; drive higher cargo throughput using the available infrastructure in the Maior Ports d. Improve utilization of port assets and create additional capacity with significant capital investment. 9. Consider the following with respect to earth dynamisnm 1. Plate tectonics have emphasised that both the surface of the earth and the interior are not static and motionless but are dvnam1c. 2. The heated material rises to the surface, spreads and begins to cool, can never sinks back into deeper depths, these material form volcanic rocks


  6. 3. Radioactive decay and tidal energy are the two main source of heat within the earth. Which among the above statement is/are NOT CORRECT? a. 1 and 2 only c. 3 only b. 2 and 3 only d. 2 only 10. Consider the following statements with respect to water availability in India 1. The annual average water flow data maintained by Central Water Commission (CWC) for last 20 years for major and important rivers in the country does not indicate any significant reduction in water availability 2. As per CWC, the per capita annual water availability in the country has progressively reduced due to increase in population, urbanization, improved life style of people, etc Which among the above statement is/are correct? a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 nor 2 11. Which of the following amendment made to the Indian Constitution prescribes that the total number of Ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Council of Ministers shall not exceed 15 per cent of the number of members of the House of the People? a. 90th Amendment Act Amendment Act 91th


  7. c. 92th Amendment Act Act d. 93rd Amendment 12. With reference to the Surat split of the Indian National Congress, consider the following statements: 1. Moderates were opposed to the resolutions on Swaraj, Swadeshi, Boycott of foreign goods and National Education which were passed by extremists in Calcutta session 2. Moderates wanted Rash Behari Bose to be the president of Surat session Select the correct answer using codes below: a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 nor 2 13. Which of the following political party or an organization was NOT founded by Dr Ambedkar? a. Samata Sainik Dal Republican Party of India c. Independent Labour Party Morcha The d. Dalit Mukti 14. Which of the following is/are salient features of Gandhi Irwin Pact? 1. The Congress would participate in the Round Table Conference.


  8. 2. The Government would release all persons undergoing sentences of imprisonment for their activities in the civil disobedience movement. 3. Manufacture of salt by Indians will be allowed 4. The Congress would discontinue the Non- Cooperation Movement Select the correct answer using codes below: a. 1,3 and 4 Only c. 1, 2 and 4 Only b. 2,3 and 4 Only d. 1,2 and 3 Only 15. Which of the following words were added by 42nd Amendment Act to the Preamble? 1. Socialist 2. Secular 3. Sovereign 4. Integrity Select the correct answer using the code given below a. 1 and 2 only c. 1, 2 and 4 only b. 2 and 4 only d. 1, 3 and 4 only 16. With reference to whip (politics), Consider the following statements: 1. A whip is responsible for a party's discipline and behavior in the Parliament of India. 2. In some specific situations a whip may not direct the MPs to vote in a specific manner Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct? a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 nor 2


  9. 17. With reference to Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme, Consider the following statements: 1. The scheme is a bi-ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development and Health & Family Welfare. 2. The Cabinet has further approved the expansion of the scheme with multi-sectoral intervention. Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct? a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2 b. 2 only 18. With reference to "National Solar Mission", which of the following statement is/are correct? 1. India has achieved the original target of the mission 2. Mission is aimed at reducing the cost of solar power generation in the country Select the correct answer using the codes given below a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 nor 2 19. With reference to Indus script, recently in news, consider the following statements 1. The characters of the script are largely pictorial but include abstract signs.


  10. 2. Scientists have found out that Indus script was written from right to left. Which of the above statement(s) is/are incorrect? a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 nor 2 20. With reference to "Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana", recently in news, consider the following statements: 1. Under the scheme, BPL household can choose between accredited public and private hospitals. 2. The premium cost for enrolled beneficiaries under the scheme is covered by Government of India. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 nor 2 21. Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP)-2016, focuses on institutionalising, streamlining and simplifying defence procurement procedure to give a boost to "Make in India". In line with this principles , Which among the following is given the top priority? a. Buy (Indian) c. Buy (Indian-IDDM) b. Buy and Make (Indian) d. Buy (Global) 22. Consider the following statements with respect to 'Cess': 10


  11. 1. Cess is tax on tax 2. Cess is a temporary tax. 3. It is levied by government for a special purpose. Choose the correct option? a. 1 and 2 only c. 1 and 3 only b. 2 and 3 only d. All the above 23. Consider the following statements with respect to GST: 1. It is passed by 100th Amendment. 2. It reduces cascading effect of taxes. 3. It facilitates ease of doing business in India. Choose the correct option? a. 1, 2 and 3 c. 2 and 3 only b. 1 and 2 only d. 1 only 24. Which of the following is NOT an objective of FRBM Act, 2003? a. Reduce India's fiscal deficit. macroeconomic management. C. To move forward to a balanced budget. d.To reduce inflation. Improve 25. Identify the Incorrectly matched pair. National Park: River a. Kaziranga : Brahmaputra b. Valmikhi: Kosi


  12. c. Dibru Saikowa: Lohit d. Nameri : Jia Bhoroli 26. Consider following statements with respect to Paris Agreement 1. It is an international agreement to combat climate change. 2. From 30 November to 11 December 2015, the governments of 195 nations gathered in Paris to discuss on it. 3. Vision of Paris Agreement is to keep global temperature "well below" 2 C (3.6F) of the pre- industrial level Which among the above statements is/are correct? a. 1 only c. 1, 2 and 3 b. 1 and 2 only d. None 27. Identify the Biome type using the information given below 1. There are near no trees in this Biome. 2. Lowest form of vegetation like mosses, lichens are found in scattered manner. 3. Reindeers and wolves are found here. b. Tundra a. Taiga c. Conifers d. Savanna 12


  13. 3. Abbas Khan Sherwani - Taariq i Sher shaahi a. 1,2 and 3 c.2 and3 b. 1 and3 d.2 only 31. With reference to "Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Consider the following statements: 1. It is an initiative under Pradhan MantriKaushal Vikas Yojana. 2. It focuses mainly on individuals engaged in unregulated sectors. Which of the above statement(s) is/are correct? a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 nor 2 32. Which of the following statements is/ are correct regarding the Home rule movement? 1. Tilak's league had more number of branches and tightly organized than Annie Besant's home rule league. 2. It was during this movement Tilak gave slogan Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it. 3. Tilak starts his home rule league only after Annie Besant starts her movement. Choose the correct answer from the codes given below: a. 1 only c. 1 and 2 only above b. 2 only d. None of the 14


  14. 38. At the Calcutta Congress session in 1906, when tension between moderates and extremists was brewing, Four important compromise resolutions were passed under the Presidentship of Dadabhai Naoroji. Which of the following is/are NOT one of them? 1. Swadeshi 3. National Education 2. Bovcott 4. Self - Government Select the correct answer using the codes below: a. 2 Only c. 4 Only b. 3 Only d. All four 39. With reference to split between moderates and extremists, consider the following statements: 1. Moderates wanted split in Congress as they were afraid of Government's use of power to destrov Congress itself 2. Impending Minto and Morley reforms gave hope to moderates about Indians sharing p administrative power in near future, encouraging them to split from extremists olitical and Which of the above statements is/are correct? a. 1 Only c. Both 1 and 2 b. 2 Only d. Neither 1 nor 2 40. In the early decades after Permanent Settlement, many Zamindars failed to pay the revenue demand. This is because 17


  15. Which among the above statement is/are correct? a.1 only b.2 only c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 and 2 45. Consider the following statements 1. The topmost zone near the shore of a lake or pond is the limnetic zone 2. The near -surface open water surrounded bv the limnetic zone is called littoral zone 3. Littoral zone is the warmest and sustains fairly diverse community 4. Limnetic zone dominated by planktons both phytoplanktons and zooplanktons Which of the above statement is/are NOT correct? a. 1, 2 and 3 only b. 3 and 4 only c. 1, 2,3 and 4 d. 1 and 2 only 46. Consider the following statements 1. Equatorial rain forest and Taiga are the lowest and highest latitudinal biomes respectively. 2. Pure stand of trees can be seen in equatorial rainforests 20


  16. 3. Boreal forests also has pure stand of trees. Which of the statement/s given above is/are correct? a. 1 and 3 only b. 3 only c. 1 and 2 only d. 1,2 and 3 47. The Biodiversity hotspot is a familiar term, which among the following defines it correctly a. A geographical area which is low in biodiversity and is conserved with high priority b. A geological area where the underlying mantle is anomalously hot compared to the surrounding mantle c. A geographical area which is under severe threat of global warming d. A geographical area which is high in biodiversity and is threatened with destruction 48. Consider the following statements 1.Ashtadhyayi is a descriptive grammer by Panini in Sanskrit 2. Lalitavistara is the most sacred Mahavana text which supplied literary material for the Buddhacarita of Asvaghosa. 3. Kalhan's Rajatarangini gives a detailed account of the kings of Kashmir. 21


  17. Which among the above statement is/are correct? a. 1 and 3 only c. 1 and 2 only b. 2 and 3 only d. All the above 49. The Veda with the following information is? "It mean's sacrifice or worship. It is concerned mostly with rites and mantras of different sacrifices. It gives directions for the performance of the rituals. It has both poetic and prose renderings. Being a treatise on rituals, it is the most popular of the four Vedas" a. Rig Veda c. Sama Veda b. Yaiur Veda d. Atharva Veda 50. The Buddhist canonical literature is best represented by the "Tripitakas", that is, three baskets - Vinaya Pitaka, Sutta Pitaka and Abhidhamma Pitaka.Which among the following statement is INCORRECT with respect to these pitakas? 1. Vinaya Pitaka deals with rules and regulations of daily life. 2. Sutta Pitaka contains dialogues and discourses on morality and deals with Dharma 3. Abhidhamma Pitaka deals with philosophy and metaphysics. Select from the following code. a. 1 and 2 only b. 2 and 3 only


  18. 1. Moderates believed in the capacity of the masses whereas theExtremists believed in the individual heroic actions. 2. Extremists believed in the use of boycott and passive resistance whereas Moderates used constitutional methods. 3. Extremists believed in direct action unlike the Moderates. Select the correct answer using the code given below a. 1 and 2 only c. 3 only b. 2 and 3 only d. 1, 2 and 3 54. Which one of the following describes best the term 'Goldilocks' Economy a. An economy where unemployment caused by a mismatch between the skills and available job persists due to technological changes. b. An economy where jobless growth is persistent for a long period of time c. An economy that is operating in an optimal state by providing full employment and economic stability d. An economy with high growth rate as well as high inflation 55. Which of the following statements is correct in the context of Swadeshi movement? 24


  19. a. Swadeshi movement had its genesis in anti-partition protest in Bengal and thus remained restricted to Bengal only b. Disagreements among INC leadership over course of movement led to Surat split in 1907 c. It found wide participation of students and urban middle class but lacked participation of women and workers. d. Lord Rippon was viceroy when partition of Bengal was announced 56. Which among the following statements is NOT correct regarding Swadesh Bandhab Samiti? a. It was a popular corp of volunteers based in Barisal b. It was set up by Surendranath Banerjee. c. It led to large number of Muslim peasantry joining Swadeshi movement. d. It settled many disputes through its Arbitration committee 57. The Swadeshi movement failed to attract Muslim peasantry on a wider scale because of? 1. Divide and rule policy of British which divided Bengal on communal lines. 2. The use of traditional popular customs, festivals and institutions for mobilizing the masses. 3. Promise of abolition of zamindari system bv British in East Bengal 25


  20. 60. With reference to the plague in Poona in 1897, consider the following statements: 1. Bal Gangadhar Tilak supported the measures taken by the government to control the plague. 2. Resentment against official plague measures resulted in assassination of Rand and Lt. Ayerst by the Chapekar brothers. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 nor 2 61. Which of the following statements is/are NOT correct? 1, Vertical narrow walls of igneous rocks within the sedimentary layers are termed as dykes 2. Lacolith is a large blister or igneous mound with a dome -shaped upper surface 3. Lapolith is a lens shaped mass of igneous rocks occupying the crest of an anticline or the bottom of syncline 4. Phacolith is another variety of igneous intrusion with a saucer shape 5. Batholith is a huge mass of igneous rocks usually granite Choose from the below code: a. 3 and 4 only b. 5 only 27


  21. 64. Consider the following statements 1. Gevsers are fountains of cold water 2. Almost all the world's geysers are confined to 3 major areas in Iceland, New Zealand and Canada Which of the above statement is/are correct? a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 nor 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 65. Imaginary lines that connects all points having the same depth below a water surface a. Isotherm c. Isobath b. Isoneplh d. Isobar 66. Consider the following statements 1.The seaward extension of the continent from shoreline to the continental edge is known as Continental slope 2.Abrupt change of gradient forms the Continental shelf 3.Long and narrow trenches that plunges as great Ocean slopes 4.Undulating plain lying two to three miles below sea level is called Abyssal plairn Which of the above statement is/are NOT correct? a.4 only c.1,2,3 and 4 b.1,2 and 3 only d.1 and 2 only 29


  22. 67. Consider the following statements about continental shelf 1.The sunlight to penetrate through the water and reaches the bottom 2.Their limited depth and gentle slope keep out cold under current and increase the height of the tides Which of the above statement is/are correct? a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 nor 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 68. Consider the following statements 1. The temperate oceans have lower salinity due to the lower temperature and a lower rate of evaporation 2. Highest water temperature found in enclosed seas in the tropics 3. Salinity depends on rate evaporation but not on the degree of water mixing by currents 4. Lake Van is having the highest salinity among lakes Which of the above statement is/are NOT correct? a. 1, 2 and 4 only c. 3 only b. 1 and 2 only d. All the above 69. Consider the following statements 1. A large amount of floating seaweed gathers and the area is called the Sargasso sea 30


  23. 2. Ocean currents flowing from polar region towards equator with lower surface temperature is called cold oceanic current 3. Brazilian current and north pacific drift are examples of cold currents 4. Irminger currents is an examples of warm current Which of the above statements is/are NOT correct? a. 1 and 2 only c. 3 and 4 only abov b. 2,3 and 4 only d. All the 70. Consider the following statements about continental drift theory 1. Alfred Wegener is the one who put forth this 'the continental drift theorv 2. A huge continent was known as Panthalass:a 3. Panthalassa was surrounded by a mega ocean known as PANGAEA Which of the above statement is/are correct? a. 2 and 3 only c. 1,2 and 3 b. 1 only d. None 71. With reference to the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojna, consider the following statements: 1, This scheme was launched as a part of the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign. 31


  24. 2. Under this scheme a deposit account can be opened at any time from the birth of a girl child till she attains the age of 18 years. 3. The account can be opened in an authorized branch of commercial banks only Which of the statements given above is/are correct? a. 1 and 2 only c. 1 only b. 3 only d. 1, 2 and 3 72. With reference to 'fly ash' produced by the power plants using coal as fuel, consider the following statements: 1. It can be used in the production of bricks for building construction. 2. It can be used as a replacement for some of the Portland cement contents of concrete. 3. It helps in reduction of greenhouse gases. Which of the statements given above is /are correct? a. 1, 2 and 3 c. 1 and 2 b. 2 only d. 3 only 73. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding Yunani Medicine? 1. This system of medicine was based on the teachings of the Greek physician Hippocrates and Galen 2. This was practiced during Mughal period and in Muslim culture in South Asia. 32


  25. a. Strategy to tackle, the regional terrorism, an outcome of a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. b. Plan of action for sustainable economic growth in the Asia- Pacific Region, an outcome of the deliberations of the Asia- Pacific Economic Forum c. An agenda for protection of human rights of all refugees and migrants, regardless of status. d. A strategy to combat wildlife trafficking, a declaration of the East Asia Summit. 77. Consider the following statements with regard to first session of Indian National Congress: 1. It was held in Bombav. 2. It was presided over bv A. 0. Hume. 3. Muslim league participated in the first session of INC. Which of the statements given above is/are correct? a. 1, 2 and 3 only only c. 1 only only b. 2 and 3 d. 1 and 3 78. India Health Fund', sometimes seen in the news, which of the following statements is/are correct? 1. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. 34


  26. 2. It aims to financially support innovations and technologies designed to combat tuberculosis and malaria. Select the correct answer using the code given below a. 1 only c. Both 1 and 2 b. 2 only d. Neither 1 nor 2 79. Consider the following countries: 1. Afghanistan 2. Tajikistan 3. Belarus Which of the above countries are not full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)? a. 1, 2 and 3 only only c. 2 and 4 only 4 4. Mongolia b. 1, 3 and 4 d. 1, 2, 3 and 80. Which of the following is/are the significance of 73rd Constitutional amendment act? 1. The act has given a practical shape to Article 40 of the Constitution 2. The act gives a constitutional status to the Panchayati raj institutions. 3. The act has brought PRIs under the purview of the justiciable part of the Constitution. Select the correct answer using the codes given below. a. 1, 2 and 3 b. 1 and 2 only 35