1. The Littoral and Swamp forests are found mainly in–
(A) Paschim Banga and Odisha (B) Jammu and Kashmir
(C) Asom (D) Bihar and Sikkim
2. Natural Opal which is commonly used as gemstones in many countries is mainly–
(A) a hydrated calcium compound (B) a magnesium compound
(C) a sulphur compound (D) a hydrated silica
3. Which one of the following compounds is frequently found packed with drying tubes?
(A) Calcium sulphate (B) Magnesium chloride
(C) Calcium chloride (D) Sodium thiosulphate
4. You meet a person who has protruding eyes, tachycardia and higher body temperature. He/ She suffers from–
(A) hypothyroidism (B) hyperthyroidism
(C) acromegaly (D) diabetes
5. A Uniform Civil Code mentioned in the Directive Principles of State Policy ensures–
(A) economic equality (B) national security
(C) national integration (D) support for weaker sections of society
6. The enforcement of Directive Principles depends mostly on–
(A) the courts (B) an effective opposition in Parliament
(C) resources available to the Government (D) public cooperation
7. Which one of the following is incorrect in respect of Parliamentary control over the budget?
(A) Parliament has no say in the preparation of the budget
(B) Parliament has the power to increase expenditure charged on the consolidated fund
(C) Parliament has no power to impose a tax without the President' s recommendation
(D) Parliament has no power to increase a tax without the President ' s recommendation
8. People of which age group are eligible for training under the TRYSEM Scheme?
(A) 18-21 (B) 18-35
(C) 25-50 (D) 18-65
9. Which one of the following is not the reason for generation and perpetration of inequalities of income and wealth?
(A) Skewed distribution of means of production (B) Ineffective government control
(C) Rural urban disparities (D) Support base of the government
10. Which of the following do not belong to solar system?
(A) Asteroids (B) Comets
(C) Planets (D) Nebulae
11. The visible range of solar radiation is–
(A) 100-400 nm (B) 400-700 nm
(C) 740-10000 nm (D) None of these
12. In 1856, Awadh would not have been annexe with the British Empire if the Nawab of Awadh had–
(A) allied with the British (B) not refused to introduce reforms as suggested by the British
(C) fought against the British (D) a natural heir
13. Who among the following was a proponent of Fabianism as a movement?
(A) Annie Besant (B) Michael Madhusudan Dutt
(C) AO Hume (D) R Palme Dutt
14. Meghnad Saha is known for his contribution in which one of the following fields?
(A) Physics (B) Medical Science
(C) Environmental Science (D) History
15. In addition to the Home Rule Movement started by-Annie Besant, who of the following also started another Home Rule Movement?
(A) Aurobindo Ghosh (B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Bipin Chandra Pal (D) Lata Lajpat Rai
16. The song 'Amar Sonar Bangla' written during the Swadeshi Movement of India inspired the liberation struggle of Bangladesh and was adopted as the National Anthem of Bangladesh. Who wrote this song?
(A) Rajni Kant Sen (B) Dwijendralal Ray
(C) Mukunda Das (D) Rabindranath Tagore
17. 'Sal' trees are concentrated in–
(A) Tamil Nadu (B) Asom
(C) Bihar (D) Madhya Pradesh
18. Which one among the following animals is without the bone-marrow?
(A) Frogs (C) Fishes
(C) Lizards (D) Birds
19. Which of the following is a group of trace elements?
(A) Mo, Mn, Zn, Co. (B) Mg, Mn, Zn, Co.
(C) Mg, Mn, Mo, Co. (D) Mn, Zn, Mg.
20. The five Kingdom classification of living organisms was proposed by–
(A) Julian Huxley (B) Charles Darwin
(C) Engler and Prantl (D) R H Whitttaker
21. A member of Parliament has immunity from arrest. This means that–
(A) a member of Parliament cannot be prosecuted in criminal proceedings
(B) a member of Parliament cannot be detained preventively
(C) a member of Parliament cannot be arrested for the contempt of court
(D) a member of Parliament cannot be arrested and put in prison in a civil action within a period of 40 days before the commencement of the session and 40 days after the termination of the session
22. The Lok Sabha Secretariat works under the direct supervision of–
(A) the Speaker (B) the Minister for Parliamentary affairs
(C) the President of India (D) None of the above
23. Which of the following statements is not correct?
(A) In the event of dissolution of the Lok Sabha, any bill pending in the Lok Sabha lapses
(B) In the event of dissolution of the Lok Sabha, any bill passed by the Lok Sabha and pending in the Rajya Sabha lapses
(C) In the event of the dissolution of the Lok Sabha any bill pending in the Rajya Sabha, but passed by the Lok Sabha, does not lapse
(D) In the event of the dissolution of the Lok Sabha, any bill pending in the Rajya Sabha, but not passed by the Lok Sabha, lapses
24. "………. instil into the vast millions of workers, men and women, who actually do the job, a sense of partnership and of cooperative performance ………. ". The above passage relates to–
(A) Planned Development (B) Community Development
(C) Panchayati Raj System (D) Integrated Development Programme
25. The most appropriate measure of a country's economic growth is its–
(A) Gross Domestic Product (B) Net Domestic Product
(C) Net National Product (D) Per Capita Real Income