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(1) Consider the following statements:

1. The Arabian Sea branch of monsoon is obstructed by the Eastern Ghats and showers heavy rainfall to the windward side of eastern coast.

2. A large portion of Arabian Sea branch of monsoon is deflected by Arakan hill of Myanmar towards Indian subcontinent.

3. Tamil Nadu coast lies in the rain shadow areas of the South-West monsoon.

Which of the statements given above is/are incorrect?

a) 1 and 3 only

b) 2 and 3 only

c) 1 and 2 only

d) Only 3

(2) Which of the following statements about the Calling Attention Motion is INCORRECT?

a. It can be introduced only in Lok Sabha.

b. The motion seeks an authoritative statement from the Minister concerned on that matter.

c. Like the zero hour, it is also an Indian innovation in the parliamentary procedure.

d. It is mentioned in the Rules of Procedure.

(3) Assertion (A): According to Ashoka’s edicts social harmony among the people was more important than religious devotion.

Reason (R): He spread ideas of equity instead of promotion of religion.
Chose the correct code

A. Both A and R are true but R is the correct explanation of A

B. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A

C. A is true but R is false

D. A is false but R is true

(4) Consider the following statements regarding depletion of the ozone layer:

1. Excessive release of Chlorine and bromine in the environment from man-made compounds, such as chlorofluorocarbons.

2. Occurrence of certain natural phenomena such as sunspots, and stratospheric winds.

3. Degradation of materials by ultra-violet radiation.

4. Major volcanic eruptions.

Which of the above can be categorized as causing ozone depletion?

a. 1, 2 and 3 0nly

b. 1,3 and 4 only

c. 1, 2 and 4 only

d. 2, 3 and 4 only

(5) Doldrums near the equatorial regions are

A. Regions of light ocean currents and winds within the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ)

B. Regions of high ocean currents and strong winds that oscillate from the northern to southern sub-tropics

C. Regions where deep ocean currents are found

D. The typhoons formed near the ITCZ

(6) Consider the following about Contingency Fund of India.

1. The fund is held by the finance secretary on behalf of the prime minister

2. Parliamentary approval is not required in utilizing the fund as it falls outside the ambit of Parliament.

Which of the above is/are incorrect?

A. 1 only

B. 2 only

C. Both 1 and 2

D. None

(7) Consider following statements related to Mahavira

1. Mahavira is 24th and last tirthankara

2. The most notable text about Mahavira is Kalpasutra by Acharya Bhadrabahu I

3..Mahavira’s Gotra was Kashyapa .

Choose correct codes:

A. 1 only

B. 1 and 2

C. 1, 2 and 3

D. None

(8) An association of two organisms of different species for mutual benefit, and where the individuals may not be able to survive separately, is called

a. Commensalism

b. Parasitic

c. Non-symbiotic

d. Symbiotic

(9) Which of the following statements about water is incorrect:

a. Water boils at a higher temperature in mountains than at plains due to low atmospheric pressure at higher areas.

b. The density of water is highest at 4 o C.

c. The ice floats on water because the density of solid water (ic is lower than the density of liquid water.

d. The amount of heat required for a unit amount of water to evaporate is called latent heat of vaporisation.

(10) PQLI (Physical Quality of Life Index)is based on

(a) Infant mortality, life expectancy and adult literacy rate.

(b) Crime rate, clean environment and quality of housing.

(c) Air pollution, water pollution and sanitation conditions.

(d) Health, education and environment


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