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(1)Which one of the following is the major Characteristic of deciduous trees?(a) They do not lose their leaves.

(b) They shed their leaves annually.

(c) They synthesize their own food.

d) They depend on other factors for their food.


(2)The institution of high court originated in India when

A. Supreme Court took charge in Independent India and established High courts in many states

B. The Morley-Minto Act provided for the establishment of High courts

C. During the British rule when the high courts were set up at Calcutta, Bombay and Madras

D. The 1773 Regulating Act created the Supreme Court as well as the High



(3)The meaning of ‘Carbon Footprint’ is described by the amount of

(a) Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization or community

(b) Greenhouse gases emitted by industries contributing to global warming

(c) Carbon emissions released by the burning of jet fuel

(d) Increase in the carbon content of the atmosphere due to the felling of trees


(4)Statement (I) : Volcanic eruption is often accompanied by earthquakes.

Statement (II) : Volcanoes erupt dust particles in the atmosphere.



(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


(5)Sanitary/municipal fills and waste heaps are unavoidably hazardous due to

1. Leachates

2. Emanating gases

3. Rodents and wandering animals

4. Automobile workshops that seem to have an affinity for such  neighbourhoods


Which of the above are correct?

(a) 1 and 4 only

(b) 1 and 2 only

(c) 2 and 3 only

(d) 3 and 4 only


(6)Which of the following are the benefits of e-governance system?

1. Simplicity, efficiency and accountability.

2. Quality service to citizens.

3. Better access to information.

4. Expanded reach to governance.


(a) 1, 2and3 0nly

(b) 1, 2and4only

(c) 3 and 4 only

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


(7)Consider the following statements.

Assertion (A): The minimum and maximum strength of the Legislative assembly of each state is fixed by the State law.

Reason (R): The legislative assembly mainly consists of representatives directly elected by the people on the basis of universal adult franchise.


In the context of the above, which of these is correct?

A. A is correct, and R is an appropriate explanation of A.

B. A is correct, but R is not an appropriate explanation of A

C. A is correct, but R is incorrect.

D. A is incorrect, but R is correct.


(8)Consider the following statements with respect to Megasthenes

1. He is the author of “ Indica ”

2. He served as an ambassador in the court of Chandragupta Maurya


Select the correct option from the codes given below:

a) 1 only

b) 2 only

c) Both 1and 2

d) Neither 1 nor 2


(9)Which of the following constituents of blood are responsible for the formation of a blood clot:

a) Red Blood Cells

b) White Blood Cells

c) Platelets

d) Plasma


(10)Choose the correct match of holy place related to the life events of Buddha

1. Lumbini : Enlightenment of Buddha.

2. Bodhgaya : Birth of Buddha.

3. Sarnath : First sermon or Dhammachakraparivartan

4. Kushinagar : Death or mahaparinirvana


a) All

b) 1 and 4 only

c) 1, 2 and 3

d) 3 and 4


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