Q1.  Consider the following statements about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership(RCEP):

          1. It is a proposed mega-regional Free Trade Agreement(FTA) among sixteen pacific countries to boost trade of goods and services.

          2. Liberalising investment policies is one of the objectives of the proposed agreement. 

        Which of the above statement/s is/are correct:

               a.       1 only

               b.      2 only

               c.       Both 1 and 2

              d.      Neither 1 nor 2

Q2.Which of the following is not a Fundamental Right under the Constitution? 

            1. Right to reside and settle in any part of the territory of India

            2. Right to citizenship to the Union of India

            3. Right to not be deprived of personal liberty except by law

            4. Right to freedom of conscience

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

               a.       2 only

               b.      3 only

               c.       1, 2 and 4

              d.      2 and 3 only

Q3. Which of the following statements are true about Buddhist traditions?

            i.         They reject the concept of God

            ii.       They reject the concept of soul

            iii.      They reject the concept Karma

            iv.     They reject the authority of the Vedas


            a.       I, ii, iii and iv

            b.      I, ii, iii

            c.       ii and iv

            d.      ii, iii and iv

Q4.  The 'International Intellectual Property Rights Index' is released by: 

           a. World Trade Organization

           b. World Economic Forum

           c. World Intellectual Property Organization

           d. US Chamber’s  Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC

Q5.  ‘Medaram Jathara’, the largest tribal religious congregation in India, is held in which of the following states? 

               a.        Jharkhand

               b.       Telengana

               c.        Nagaland

               d.       Chhatisgarh

Q6. Which of the following projects are included under the umbrella term"One belt, One Road Initiative"?

               1.       Silk Road Economic Belt

               2.       World Land Bridge

               3.       21st Century Maritime Silk Road


               a.       2 only

               b.      3 only

               c.       1 and 2 only

              d.      1 and 3 only.

Q7. “Samba Crops” have been recently in news. Which of the following statement is correct in this regard?

               a.       It’s a variety of rice grown in Sri Lanka and some parts of India (Mainly in Tamil Nadu).

               b.      It’s a variety of Sugar Cane grown in Maharashtra known for its high sugar content.

               c.       It’s a variety of GM Mustard.

               d.      None of the above.

Q8. "The groundwater stored in the rock is released onto the surface at points where the water-table reaches the surface". The statement best describes:

                a. Artesian well

                b. Spring

                c. Acquifer

                d. Sinking well

Q9.Which of the following are the conditions under which a law can be challenged for violating the constitution?

                 i.         Law that has not been enacted by a competent Legislature.

                 ii.       Law that has not been enforced with equity by Executive. 

                 iii.      Law that violates natural justice.

                 iv.     Law that is unfair and unreasonable.


                  a.       i, ii, iii, and iv

                  b.      i, ii and iii

                  c.       i, iii and iv

                 d.      ii, iii and iv

Q10. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has officially expunged the word “drought” from its vocabulary and replaced it with ‘deficient’. Consider the following statements in this respect:

                 1.       Year may be called a ‘deficient year’, if the rainfall is below 10 % of the normal.

                 2.       Year may be called a ‘large deficient year’, if the rainfall is below 75 % of the normal.

Choose the correct statement/s from the alternative given below:

                   a.       1 only

                   b.      2 only

                   c.       Both 1 and 2

                   d.      None

Q11. Which of the following belongs to the category of flowering plants?

                 1.       Algae

                 2.       Fungi

                 3.       Ferns

Select the correct option:

                  a.       3 only

                  b.      1 and 3 only

                  c.       2 and 3 only

                  d.     None of the above

Q12. Increasing cases of Tuberculosis in India show the gaps in the public health care system. Consider the following statements in this regard.

                1.       India accounts for the highest burden of tuberculosis globally.

                2.       Missing patients’ of TB are defined as those who have not received TB care at all.

                3.       Indiscriminate use of antibiotics is one of the reasons  of growing cases of TB globally.

Choose the correct answer from the alternative given below:

                a.       1 only

                b.      2 only

                c.       1 and 3 only

                d.      1, 2 and 3

Q13.  Reason for adding a chemical named "Melamine" to milk is:

                 A.      To make it stand longer and stopping it from turning sour.

                 B.      Because it has positive health benefits and hence it is added to the milk given to under -nourished children.

                 C.      Melamine increases the nitrogen content of the milk which further rises its apparent protein content.

                 D.      It is added to milk to fortify it with fat soluble vitamins.

Q14. Consider the following statements about “Karvi Flowers” that were recently in news:

                  1.        They bloom once in Eight years.

                  2.       The flower is endemic to Western Ghats.

                  3.       Primarily found in Maharashtra but geographical spread extends to Karnataka, Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh.

                  4.       The Honey from the nectar of these flowers is supposed to have medicinal qualities.

Which of the following above statements is/are correct:

                   a.       1 and 4 only

                   b.      2 only

                   c.       2, 3 and 4 only

                   d.      1, 2, 3 and 4

Q15.  The term " Soonicorns", recently in news refers to:

                     A.      Start ups with valuation at or more than $ 1 billion.

                     B.      Start ups with a potential to become Unicorns.

                     C.      Blue chip companies with a long history of sound financial performance.

                     D.      None of the above statement is correct.




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