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(1) The rich growth of tropical vegetation can be attributed to which of the following factors?

1. Hot and wet climate throughout the year

2. Fertile and nutrient rich soil

3. Frequent seasonal change helping in nutrient absorption from soil

Select the correct answer using the codes below

a) 1 and 2 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 only

d) 1, 2 and 3

(2) Consider unique features of Gandhara sculpture of Buddha:

1. It shows thick and curly hair of the Buddha over the head

2. Protruding eyeballs with eyes half closed

3. Elongated ears

4. Expression of calmness which forms the centre of attraction

Choose the incorrect codes:

a. 2 and 3 only

b. 1, 2 and 3

c. All

d. None

(3) Consider the following statements with regard to atmospheric humidity:

1. Absolute humidity is the amount of water vapour per unit volume.

2. Hygrometer is used to measure relative humidity.

3. Dew point is the temperature at which the relative humidity is 75%.

Which of the above statements are correct?

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

(4) Consider the following statements.

1. It is located in the Barabar and Nagarjuni hills.

2. It is a rock-cut cave.

3. It was excavated for the Ajivika sect in the time of Ashoka.

The above refer to?

a. Badami Caves

b. Lenyadri Caves

c. Kanheri Caves

d. Lomus Rishi caves

(5) With regard to Cabinet Secretariat, consider the following statements

1. The Cabinet Secretariat functions directly under the President.

2. The administrative head of the Secretariat is the Cabinet Secretary

3. The Prime minister act as the ex-officio Chairman of the Civil Services Board.

Choose the incorrect codes

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. 1 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 3

(6) What foods can be contaminated by Alfatoxins?

1. Oilseeds

2. Cereals

3. Dried fruit and figs

4. Chilli peppers

Select the correct answer using the codes below.

A. 1 and 3 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1, 2 and 4 only

D. All of the above

(7) Consider the following about electricity generated from the use of biomass gasification plants

1. It can be used to power only small computing devices and not industries.

2. Wood and metals can also be gasified and used.

Which of the above is/are correct?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None

(8) Which among the following is/are correct about Zonal Councils?

1. The Zonal Councils are statutory bodies.

2. There are 4 zonal councils (Northern, Central, Eastern, Western and Southern)

3. The Home Minister is the common chairman of the five zonal councils.

Choose the appropriate codes from below options

a. 1 only

b. 1 and 3

c. 1 and 2

d. 2 and 3

(9) Consider following statements

Statement (I) : Atoms can neither be created nor destroyed.

Statement (II) : Under similar conditions of temperature and pressure, equal volumes of gases do not contain an equal number of atoms.


a. Both Statement (I) and Statement (II) are individually true and Statement (II) is the correct explanation of Statement (I)

b. Both Statement (I) and Statement (II) are individually true, but Statement (II) is not the correct explanation of Statement (I)

c. Statement (I) is true, but Statement (II) is false

d. Statement (I) is false, but Statement (II) is true

(10) HDI is a better index of development because

(a) GDP growth may not consider personal growth situations.

(b) It takes into consideration reduction of poverty.

(c) It covers income, health and education aspects of development.

(d) It covers promotion of growth.


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