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1. FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) came into effect in the year
a. 1991                            b. 1997
c. 2000                          d. 2007
Ans: C
2. P M SVANIDHI scheme has been launched by the central government to improve the livelihood conditions of
a. Small farmers                                         b. Street vendors
c. Poor artisans                                          d. rural women and children
Ans: B
3. The power of the President of India to refer a matter back to the Council of Ministers for reconsideration was inserted in the constitution by
a. 44th Amendment                                     b. 42nd Amendment
c. 43rd Amendment                                     d. 35th Amendment
Ans: A
4. Legendary Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passed away on June 4, 2020. He had won a National Award for which film?
a. Khatta Meetha                                   b.Rajnigandha
c. Chhoti Si Baat                                     d. Durga
Ans: D
5. Which among the following nations is not a part of G7?
a. Germany                                 b. Russia
c. Canada                                    d. Italy
Ans: B
6. How many non-permanent members are there in United Nations Security Council (UNSC)?
a. 15                                 b. 7
c. 5                                  d. 10
Ans: D
7. Who has been nominated by the BCCI for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2020?
a. Rohit Sharma                          b. Virat Kohli
c. Shikhar Dhawan                     d. K L Rahul
Ans: A
8. Which among the following countries has seen widespread protests over the death of African American, George Floyd in Police custody?
a. UK                                                   b. US
c. Australia                                        d. Netherlands
Ans: B
9. Who among the following has been nominated by the BCCI for Arjuna Awards?
a. K L Rahul                                                  b. Shikhar Dhawan
c. Ravindra Jadeja                                      d. Jasprit Bumrah
Ans: B
10. Which of the following statements about Prarthana Samaj are correct?
1. Its aim was to reform the Hindu Society
2. It was based in Maharashtra
3. It believed in Monotheism
4. It had greatly influenced the Brahma Samaj
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a. 1 and 2 only                                            b. 2 and 3 only
c. 1 , 2 and 3                                                d. 1 and 4
Ans: A
11. Consider the following statements relating to short notice questions asked in the legislature
1. These relate to matters of urgent public importance and can be asked for oral answer at a notice less than 10 days.
2. Short notice questions can be admissible if the Minister concerned agrees to answer to it.
3. Short notice questions are asked during question hour. Which of the statements given above are correct
a. 1 , 2 and 3                                              b. 1 and 2 only
c. 2 and 3 only                                         d. 1 and 3 only
Ans: B
12. Which one of the following statements about the AttorneyGeneral of India is NOT correct?
a. He shall have the right to speak in the House of parliament
b. He shall have a right of audience in all courts in the territory of India in the performance of his official duties
c. He must have the same qualifications as are required to
be a Judge of the Supreme Court.
d. He is a whole-time counsel for the Government.
Ans: D
13. Which among the following statements about the Jallianwalabagh massacre is/are correct?
1. In Jallianwalabagh troops opened fire upon an unarmed crowd
2. The troops were under the command of General Dyer.
3. The troops did not issue any warning to the people before opening fire.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a. 1 only                                         b. 1 and 2 only
c. 1, 2 and 3                                  d. 2 and 3 only
Ans: C
14. Which one of the following will NOT show Tyndall effect?
a. Chalk powder freshly mixed with water
b. Lime Juice
c. Few drops of milk mixed with water
d. Starch solution
Ans: B
15. Why did the early nationalists oppose the council Act of 1892?
a. The number of members of the Imperial Legislative council was increased
b. The number of members of provincial councils was increased
c. The Councils were given the right to discuss the annual budgets
d. The Act did not give the Indians controls over the public funds
Ans: A
16. Which of the following are the essential requirements for a person to be appointed as a Member of Finance Commission?
1. A Supreme court Judge or one qualified to be appointed as such
2. A person having wide experience in financial matters and administration
3. A person having special knowledge of Economics Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a. 1 , 2 and 3                                                b. 1 and 2 only
c. 2 and 3 only                                            d. 1 and 3 only
Ans: C
17. The Sufi work Kash-ul-Mahjub was written by
a. Abu’l Hasan al Hujwiri                                      b. Moinuddin chishti
c. Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya                                d. Amir Khusrau
Ans: A
18. Why was Vasudeo Balwant Phadke known in history?
a. He led a violent struggle against the British during the revolt of 1857
b. He was a critic of Gandhian struggle
c. He led an armed uprising against the British in the 1870s
d. He was a radical leader of the Indian National congress.
Ans: C
19. Which one of the following does NOT fall under the definition of the Money Bill?
a. Amendment of law with respect to any financial obligations undertaken by the Government of India.
b. The payment of money in to the Consolidated Fund of India
c. Any financial bill as per requirements of Article 117
d. Appropriation of money out of the Consolidated Fund of India
Ans: B
20. The federal systems of India and the USA are different in all the following respects, except
a. State’s representation in the Upper House
b. Dual Citizenship
c. Dual system of courts

d. Dual Government
Ans: C
21. Which one of the following concerns has found a place in both Fundamental Duties and Directive principles of state policy?
a. Safeguard of public property
b. Protection and improvement of environment, forests and wildlife
c. Respect for the rich heritage of our composite culture
d. Promotion of co-operative societies
Ans: B
22. Which one of the following gemstones contains beryllium metal?
a. Topaz                                                  b. Emerald
c. Ruby                                                   d. Blue sapphire
Ans: B
23. The optical phenomenon that is responsible for the propogation of light signal through an optical fibre is
a. interference                                         b. scattering
c. total internal reflection                    d. refraction
Ans: C
24. Lowering the atmospheric pressure on a liquid
a. Increases the boiling point of the liquid
b. Lowers the boiling point of the liquid
c. Does not affect the boiling point of the liquid
d. Increases the time required for it to boil.
Ans: B
25. The term LASER stands for
a. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
b. Light Amplification by Spontaneous Emission of Radiation
c. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Rays
d. Light Amplification by Stimulated Energy of Radiation
Ans: A
26. Which one of the following process is not a part of long-wave radiation?
a. Conduction                                            b. Scattering
c. Convection                                            d. Radiation
Ans: B
27. In mid-latitude regions, the diurnal variation in-weather is due to
a. raising air/convertion                                      b. Sinking air/conduction
c. advection                                                            d. radiation
Ans: C
28. Gersoppa falls is formed by which one of the following rivers?
a. Lohit                                               b. Tungabhadra
c. Sharavati                                       d. Krishna
Ans: C
29. Which one of the following statements about blood elements is correct?
a. Red blood cell’s number is same as that of white blood cells and platelets
b. The number of white blood cells is more than red blood cells
c. The number of red blood cells is the highest
d. The number of red blood cells is lower than platelets
Ans: C
30. Which one of the following statements regarding insulin hormone is correct?
a. Insulin is a protein hormone which is not produced in human body
b. Insulin is a steroid hormone which is produced in human body
c. Insulin is a cholesterol-driven hormone given to human body
d. Insulin is a protein hormone which is produced in human body
Ans: D
31. Which Indian port trust has been renamed as Syamaprasad Mookerjee Port Trust?
a. Kolkata Port Trust                                           b. Paradip Port Trust
c. Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust                        d. Visakhpatnam Port Trust
Ans: A
32. Which two countries are involved in the implementation of Kohala Hydroelectric Power Project?
a. India and China                               b. India and Pakistan
c. Pakistan and China                         d. India and Bangladesh
Ans: C
33. Which one of the following statements regarding digestion is correct?
a. Fat presented in the food is digested by trypsin and chymotrypsin
b. Starch of food is digested by lipases
c. Fat of food is digested by lipases
d. Nucleic acid is digested by amylases
Ans: C
34. Arabian sea records higher salinity than the Bay of Bengal because
a. Arabian sea exhibits high rate of evaporation and low influx of fresh water
b. Arabian sea has shallow water
c. Arabian sea has more enclosed land
d. Arabian sea receives more rainfall
Ans: A
35. Which one of the following is the correct descending order of Indian states in terms of their density of population (as per 2011 census)/
a. Bihar-Kerala-Uttarpradesh-West Bengal
b. West Bengal-Bihar-Kerala-Uttarpradesh
c. Bihar-West Bengal-Kerala-Uttarpradesh
d. Kerala-West Bengal-Bihar-Uttarpradesh
Ans: C
36. Which one of the following major river basins of India is the shortest in length and smallest in terms of catchment area?
a. Cauvery                                          b. Mahi
c. Penner                                            d. Sabarmati
Ans: D
37. Which one of the following sites does not have coral reef formation?
a. Gulf of cambay/Khambhat b. Gulf of Mannar
c. Lakshadweep
d. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Ans: A
38. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
a. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi-Fursatgani
b. National flying Training Institiute-Belgaum
c. National Institiute of Hydrology-Roorkee
d. National Water Academy-Khadakwasla
Ans: B
39. The lowest temperature is observed/recorded in which one of the following layers of atmosphere?
a. stratosphere                                      b. Mesosphere
c. Thermosphere                                  d. Troposphere
Ans: B
40. Which one of the following is isotropic in nature?
a. Glass                                  b. Rubber
c. Plastic                                d. Quartz
Ans: D
41. Which one of the following is not a condensation polymer?
a. Nylon                            b. DNA
c. Polythene                    d. Bakelite
Ans: C
42. The tides whose height is 20 percent more than normal tide are called
a. Spring tides                                                  b. Neap tides
c. Apogean and perigean tides                     d. Daily and semi-diurnal tides
Ans: A
43. Which one of the following is not an igneous rock?
a. Granite                                                              b. Gneiss
c. Pumice                                                              d. Basalt
Ans: B
44. What is the name of the party founded by Saumyandra Nath Tagore?
a. Indian Bolshevik party                                 b. Revolutionary Communist party
c. Bolshevic Leninist party                              d. Radical Democratic party
Ans: B
45. The ‘Cabinet Mission’ ot 1946 was led by
a. Sir Pethick Lawrence                            b. Lord Linlithgow
c. Lord Wavell                                             d. Sir John Simon
Ans: A
46. Who out of the following performed a ritual called ‘HiranyaGarbha’?
a. Mayursharman                                        b. Harichandra
c. Dantidurga                                               d. Harsha
Ans: C
47. The policy of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation was announced as New Economic policy by Prime Minister
a. Rajeev Gandhi                                           b. V P Singh
c. Narasimha Rao                                         d. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Ans: C
48. The ‘Deepavali’ declaration issued in the year 1929 was related to the
a. Communal problem                                   b. Dominion status
c. Labour leaders                                            d. Untouchability
Ans: B
49. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
a. First Battle of Panipat-1526                      b. Battle of Khanwa-1527
c. Battle of Ghagra-1529                                d. Battle of Chanderi-1530
Ans: D
50. Arrange the following atmospheric zones in terms of the distance from the earth’s surface in increasing order and select the correct answer from the code given below
1. Thermosphere 2. Troposphere
3. Stratosphere 4. Mesosphere
a. 1, 3, 4, 2                        b. 2, 3, 1, 4
c. 3, 4, 2, 1                        d. 2, 3, 4, 1
Ans: D

  • Dr. Sivakumar K P