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(1) Consider the following statements:

1. A canyon has steep step like side slopes and are formed in hard rocks.

2. A gorge is a deep valley with very steep to straight sides.

3. A gorge is almost equal in width at its top as well as its bottom and is found in sedimentary rocks.

4. A canyon is wider at its bottom than at its top.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a) 1 and 4 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 2 only

d) 1, 2 and 3 only

(2) Choose Tri- Ratnas of Jainism

1. Right Knowledge

2. Right faith

3. Right action

4. Right information

5. Right concentration


a. 1, 2 and 5

b. 1, 2 and 3

c. 2, 3 and 4

d. 2, 3 and 5

(3) Which of the following characteristics are desirable for a green manure crop?

1. Shallow root system

2. Rapid growth early in its life cycle

3. Thorny leaves

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 3 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 2 only

(4) Consider the following statements about Buddhist Sanghas:

1. Both men and women were allowed since the sangha were started.

2. Buddha’s foster mother Mahapajapati Gotami was the first women to be ordained as a Bhikkhuni.

3. Once within the sanga, all were regarded as equals.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1, 2 and 3

b. 3 only

c. 2 and 3

d. 1 and 2 only

(5) Consider the following statements:

1. The writ jurisdiction of Supreme Court is narrower than writ jurisdiction of High court

2. Supreme Court’s Jurisdiction and powers can be enlarged by Parliament
3.Supreme Court is self correcting agency as it reviews its own judgments or order.

Choose the incorrect codes

A. 2 only

B. 1 and 2 only

C. 1, 2 and 3

D. None of the above

(6) Rainfall generally decreases as we proceed from

1. Coastal areas to interior areas

2. Poles to equator

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None

(7) Wetlands are said to be one of the largest sources of the Greenhouse gas, Methane.What in the wetlands releases methane?

A. Roots of the plants that take up methane from the soil.

B. Bacteria that decompose organic material in the absence of oxygen

C. Nutrient imbalance releases methane.

D. Both (a) and (b)

(8) Consider the following statements:

1. A Bill is said to be a Financial Bill if it only contains provisions related to taxation, borrowing of money by the government, expenditure from or receipt to the Consolidated Fund of India.

2. A Bill that contains some provisions related to taxation and expenditure, and additionally contains provisions related to any other matter is called a Money Bill.

Choose the incorrect codes

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both 1 and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2

(9) Which of the following statements is correct in context with Monosodium glutamate (MSG)?

1. It is an amino-acid

2. Found in tomatoes & potatoes

3. It is a flavour enhancer

Select the correct codes

a. 1 and 2

b. 2 and 3

c. None

d. All of the above

(10) Base Rate is the interest rate below which

(a) Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) would not lend to consumers

(b) SCBs would not borrow from RBI

(c) RBI would not lend to SCBs

(d) SCBs cannot give interest for the public bank deposits


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