MPSC Answer Key 2018 with Questions for Paper 1 – Set A


Rajesh Kumar at  2018-04-08  at 21:33:03
MPSC answer Key 2018 with questions For paper 1

Q.1) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer from the options given:
Q.1) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer from the options given:


List I
Erdkunde
Anthropo-
Geographie
Cosmos
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I. Alexander von Humboldt
II. Jean Brunhes
III.Carl Ritter
IV. Friedrich Ratzel
A B C D -

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1) II III I IV
2) IV II III I
3) III IV II I
4) I III IV II
Ans (3)

Source: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Carl-Ritter, https://www.amazon.in/Humboldts-Cosmos-Alexander-Humboldt-American/dp/1531810438, https://books.google.co.in/books/about/Geograf%C3%ADa_humana.html ? id=0tQvtQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y - mpsc answer key 2014

Q.2) Examine the following statements and identify the correct statement/s:

Statement ‘A’: Within 24 hours the Earth rotates in 360o longitudes.

Statement ‘B’: The Earth requires four minutes to cross the one degree longitude.

1) Statements ‘A’ and ‘B’ are correct - mpsc sti answer key 2017
2) Statements ‘A’ and ‘B’ are incorrect
3) Statement ‘A’ is correct but statement ‘B’ is incorrect
4) Statement ‘A’ is incorrect but statement ‘B’ is correct
Ans(1)

Source: https://www.universetoday.com/47181/earths-rotation/

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Q.3) Which of the following relief features is not an effect of internal forces of the Earth ?
1) Graben
2) Horst
3) Residual Mountain
4) Rift Valley

Source: https://geographicalalmanac.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/98/

Q.4) Select the proper option from the following figures of ‘Relief Features’ created by the volcanic eruption:

Ans: 4

Source:https://owlcation.com/stem/4-Different-Types-of-Volcanoes-Cinder-Cones-Lava-Domes-Shield-and-Composite-Volcanoes

Q.5) Find out the correct sequence of planetary winds found from the equator to pole.
1) Westerlies, Trade Winds, Polar Winds
2) Trade winds, Westerlies, Polar winds
3) Trade winds, Polar winds, Westerlies
4) Polar winds, Westerlies, Trade winds

Source: https://www.eoas.ubc.ca/courses/atsc113/sailing/met_concepts/09-met-winds/9a-global-wind-circulations/

Q.6) Given below are two statements, one labeled as Assertion [A] and the other labeled as Reason [R] , Select your answer from the following options.
Assertion [A]: Oceanic salinity is low in the equatorial region.
Reason [R]: Equatorial region is characterized by heavy rainfall, cloudiness and humidity.

1) Both [A] and [R] are true and [R] is the correct explanation of [A] 
2) Both [A] and [R] are true but [R] is not the correct explanation of [A]
3) [A] is true but [R] is false
4) [A] is false but [R] is true

Source: https://science.nasa.gov/earth-science/oceanography/physical-ocean/salinity

Q.7) Which of the following is not a type of chemical weathering ?
1) Solution
2) Oxidation
3) Carbonation
4) Corrosion
Source: http://www.agriinfo.in/ ? page=topic&superid=4&topicid=249

Q.8) Identify the correct statement/s from the following:
Statement ‘A’: The weight of water vapour per unit volume of air in specific temperature is called relative humidity.
Statement ‘B’: Specific humidity is the ratio of air water vapour conent to its water vapour capacity at a given temperature.
1) Statements ‘A’ and ‘B’ both are correct
2) Statements ‘A’ and ‘B’ both are incorrect
3) Statement ‘A’ is correct but statement ‘B’ is incorrect
4) Statement ‘A’ is incorrect but statement ‘B’ is correct
Source:https://graphical.weather.gov/definitions/defineRH.html, https://www.britannica.com/science/specific-humidity

Q.9) Identify the correct statement/s from the following:
Assertion [A]: The isotherm lines remain almost parallel to one another and parallel to latitudes on oceanic surfaces.
Reason [R]: Temperatures at maritime locations are free from effect of elevation.
1) Both [A] and [R] are true and [R] is the correct explanation of [A]
2) Both [A] and [R] are true but [R] is not the correct explanation of [A]
3) [A] is true but [R] is false
4) [A] is false but [R] is true
Source: https://www.earthonlinemedia.com/ebooks/tpe_3e/temperature/explaining_global_patterns_temperature.html

Q.10) Consider the following statements and select the correct option from the following:
Most of the fishing grounds occur in areas where the continental shelf is wide
Fishing activity is well developed in warm tropical waters.
Mixing of warm and cold currents brings plant nutrients for fish.
Inland fisheries are more significant than other types in India.
Answer Options:
1) Statements a and b are correct
2) Statements a and c are correct
3) Statements b,c and d are correct
4) Statements a,b and c are correct
Source: http://world-of-the-animals.blogspot.in/2009/11/major-fishing-grounds-of-world.html

Q.11) In developing countries the population pyramid has a
1) Narrow base and wide top
2) Wide base and wide top
3) Wide base and narrow top
4) Narrow base and narrow top
Source: https://opinionfront.com/different-types-of-population-pyramids-explained

Q.12) Examine the following statements and select the correct option:
Statement ‘A’: Some land area of India is situated in the northern hemisphere and some in the southern hemisphere.
Statement ‘B’: The extension of India from north to south is approximately more than 7500 km
1) Statement ‘A’ and ‘B’ both are correct
2) Statements ‘A’ and ‘B’ both are incorrect
3) Statements ‘A’ is correct but statement ‘B’ is incorrect
4) Statement ‘A’ is incorrect but statement ‘B’ is correct
Source: https://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/in.htmhttps://www.mapsofindia.com/geography/

Q.13) Examine the following statements and select the correct option:
Statement ‘A’: Himalayan rivers cross many Himalayan ranges and the Shivalik Hills and enter into the plain area.
Statement ‘B’: Peninsular rivers flow through the rift valleys created by faults.
1) Statements ‘A’ and ‘B’ both are correct
2) Statements ‘A’ and ‘B’ both are incorrect
3) Statements ‘A’ is correct but statement ‘B’ is incorrect
4) Statement ‘A’ is incorrect but statement ‘B’ is correct
Source: https://www.importantindia.com/10100/major-rivers-originating-from-the-himalayas/

Q.14) The rainfed and rain shadow areas are the characteristics of
1) Cyclonic rainfall
2) Conventional rainfall
3) Orographic rainfall
4) Thermal rainfall
Source: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-is-orographic-precipitation.html

Q.15) Which region has the following characteristics ?
Useful for water transport
Production of coconut is taken up
Favourable for fishing
Attraction for tourists
Answer Options:
1) North-Indian Plain Region
2) Peninsular Plateau
3) Coastal Plains
4) Himalayan Region
Source:https://19january2017snapshot.epa.gov/climate-impacts/climate-impacts-coastal-areas_.html

Q.16) Match the following Pollutants and their Mediums as per the UNEP documents:
Pollutant Medium
Nitrogen oxides I. Sea
Petroleum hydrocarbons II. Food
Fluroides III. Air
Mycotoxins IV. Fresh water
Answer Options:
a b c d
1) I II III IV
2) IV III II I
3) III I IV II
4) III I II IV
Source:

Q.17) Which of the following days is designated as World Ozone Day by the U.N. General Assembly ?
1) 1st June
2) 5th June
3) 1st September
4) 16th September
Source: http://www.un.org/en/events/ozoneday/

Q.18) Which of the following greenhouse gases is entirely produced by human activities ?
1) Methane
2) Carbon dioxide
3) Nitrous oxide
4) Chlorofluorocarbons
Source: https://helpsavenature.com/causes-greenhouse-effect

Q.19) The transitional area between two living organisms is known as
1) Ecozone
2) Ecophos
3) Ecotone
4) Ecotype
Source 19: https://www.britannica.com/science/ecotone

Q.20) The impact of humans on global climate has been induced by which of the following ?
Deforestation since 8000 years
Use of fire and overgrazing
Wet paddy cultivation since 5000 years
Industrial revolution
Answer Options:
1) Only d
2) Only c and d
3) Only b, c and d
4) All of the above
Source: http://planetsave.com/2009/06/07/global-warming-effects-and-causes-a-top-10-list/

Q.21) At which of the following places was an iron and steel factory not started during the Second Five Year Plan ?
Rourkela [Orissa]
Bhilai [Chhattisgarh]
Durgapur [West Bengal]
Bokaro [Jharkhand]
Answer Options:
1) Only a and b
2) Only c
3) Only d
4) Only a and d
Source: http://planningcommission.gov.in/plans/planrel/fiveyr/2nd/2planch19.html

Q.22) Which of the following is/are not the supply-side factor/s responsible for inflation ?
Increase in export
Store
Increase in credit creation
Famine
Answer Options:
1) Only a and b
2) Only c and d
3) Only d
4) Only c
Source: https://www.economicshelp.org/blog/2006/economics/cost-push-inflation-2/

Q.23) Which of the following factors are not responsible for poverty ?
Inflation
Increase in Government expenditure
Deficit Financing
Short savings and Capital formation
Answer Options:
1) Only a and c
2) Only a, c and d
3) Only b and d
4) Only b and c
Source:Logical question

Q.24) “ Absence of minimum income to get the minimum needs of life ” is concerned with which of the following types of poverty ?
1) Absolute poverty
2) Relative poverty
3) Both the above
4) None of the above
Source:http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/international-migration/glossary/poverty/

Q.25) Identify the correct statement/s in context of the Food Security Act, 2013.
It gives legal entitlement of food security to 75% rural and 50% urban population.
A beneficiary will be entitled rice, coarse cereals and wheat @ 3, 2 and 1 per kg per month respectively
Answer Options
1) Both a and b are correct
2) Both a and b are incorrect
3) Only a is correct
4) Only b is correct
Source:http://dfpd.nic.in/Salient-features-National-Food-Security-Act.htm

Q.26) What is the percentage of Indian population in the population of the world according to the Indian Census Report, 2011 ?
1) 16.5 percent
2) 17.3 percent
3) 17.5 percent
4) 17.7 percent
Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/indicators/census-of-india-2011-indias-population-rises-to-1-21-billion-sex-ratio-lowest-since-independence/articleshow/7832472.cms

Q.27) Which of the following population policies decide the minimum marriage age as 21 years for males and 18 years for females ?
1) National Population Policy, 1976
2) National Population Policy, 1977
3) National Population Policy, 2000
4) Population Projections [2001 - 2026]
Source: http://paa2010.princeton.edu/papers/101217

Q.28) Which of the following programmes is/are started by the Government of India for the purpose of ‘Social Security’ ?
Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana
Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana
National Social Assistance Programme
Answer Options:
1) Only a and b
2) Only b and c
3) Only c
4) All of the above
Source:http://vikaspedia.in/social-welfare/unorganised-sector-1/schemes-unorganised-sector/aam-admi-bima-yojana

Q.29) Which of the following factors is/are concerned in the calculation of Green National Income [GNI] ?
National Income
Depletion of Natural Resources
Environmental Degradation
Answer Options:
1) Only a and c
2) Only a
3) Only a and b
4) All of the above
Source: https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-resource-083110-120032

Q.30) Which of the following are measured in Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] ?
Poverty and Hunger
Women’ s Empowerment
Environmental Sustainability
Global Partnerships for Development
Answer Options:
1) Only a and b
2) Only c and
3) Only a, b and c
4) All of the above
Source: http://www.who.int/topics/millennium_development_goals/about/en/

Q.31) Which of the following schemes are included in women and child development schemes ?
Angawadi Services Scheme
Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Scheme
National Nutrition Mission
Child Protection Scheme
Answer Options:
1) Only a and b
2) Only c and d
3) Only a, b and c
4) All of the above
Source: http://www.wcd.nic.in/schemes-listing/2404

Q.32) In any poverty reduction strategy there is a need to incorporate both self-employment and wage employment , because
Self - employment is a major form of employment in rural areas.
Dependence on wage employment will lead to total dependence on the employer.
Otherwise, it will increase the gap between the rich and the poor.
It will strengthen the asset base of the rich.
Answer Options:
1) Only a and b
2) Only b and c
3) Only c and d
4) All of the above
Source:

Q.33) The concept of Human Poverty Index [HPI] was introduced in the
1) Human Development Report, 1990
2) Human Development Report, 1997
3) Human Development Report, 2001
4) Human Development Report, 2014
Source:http://www.economicsonline.co.uk/Managing_the_economy/Poverty.html

Q.34) The phenomenal growth of ‘census towns’ is a challenge as these towns
Do not have urban governance structure
Do not have the requisites urban infrastructure
Result out of rapid population growth
Answer Options:
1) a, b and c
2) Only a and b
3) Only b and c
4) Only a and c
Source:https://www.livemint.com/Politics/LgofiSt7ImonVMBZgoXUNI/Indias-census-towns-face-a-governance-deficit.html

Q.35) Which of the following was the aim of the Twelfth Five Year Plan [2012 - 17] ?
1) To achieve economic growth and stable development
2) To achieve faster growth and development
3) To achieve faster and more inclusive growth
4) To achieve faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth
Source:http://planningcommission.gov.in/plans/planrel/12thplan/pdf/12fyp_vol1.pdf

Q.36) Which of the following describes the Geostationary Orbit [GEO] correctly ?
1) Altitude of 20,000 km above the sea level and the orbital period is 12 hours.
2) Altitude of 36,000 km above the sea level and the orbital period is 24 hours
3) Altitude of 400 km above the sea level and the orbital period is 90 minutes.
4) None of the above
Source: http://www.radio-electronics.com/info/satellite/satellite-orbits/geostationary-earth-orbit.php

Q.37) In Fresnel’ s Biprism, the value of wavelength (λ) depends upon
1) The distance between two coherent sources
2) The fringe width
3) The distance between slit and eyepiece of telescope
4) All of the above
Source:https://iitbhu.ac.in/institute-repository/db/2016/ir-2016-372/Manual%20_%20Fresnel%20Biprism.pdf

Q.38) What focal length should the spectacles have for a person for whom the least distance of distinct vision is 50 cm ?
1) 50cm, concave
2) 50 cm, convex
3) 25 cm, concave
4) 25 cm, convex
Source: https://clay6.com/qa/69306/what-focal-length-should-the-reading-spectacles-have-for-a-person-whose-nea

Q.39) A resistor of 10Ω connected across a cell of emf 12V, draws the current of 1.1 A . Find the internal resistance of the cell.
1) 10 Ω
2) 0.1 Ω
3) 10.9 Ω
4) 0.91 Ω
Source: http://physicsnet.co.uk/a-level-physics-as-a2/current-electricity/electromotive-force-and-internal-resistance/

Q.40) Two parallel slits 1 millimeter apart are placed 1 metre away from the screen. What is the fringe separation due to interference effect, when a beam of wavelength 500 nanometres is incident on them ?
1) 5.0 mm
2) 0.5 mm
3) 5.0 cm
4) 0.05 mm
Source: https://clay6.com/qa/69726/two-slits-are-1-mm-apart-and-the-screen-is-placed-1-m-away-what-is-the-frin

Q.41) A steam engine delivers 5.4 x 108 J of work per minute by taking 3.6 x 109 J of heat from its source. What is the efficiency of the engine ?
1) 15%
2) 12.5%
3) 85%
4) 87.5%
Source: https://www.e-education.psu.edu/egee102/node/1942

Q.42) In some trees, copper deficiency may cause blisters and deep slits in the bark from which exudes gum. This disease is known as
1) Exanthema
2) White bud
3) Dieback
4) Necrosis
Source:http://www.thehindu.com/2000/11/23/stories/08230029.htm

Q.43) The maximum yield of ATP from the complete oxidation of sucrose via aerobic respiration is
1) 37
2) 44
3) 60
4) 50
Source:https://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/BIO101A-6.2.3-CellularRespiration.pdf

Q.44) The binomial system of classification was given by
1) Carolus Linnaeus
2) Bentham and Hooker
3) Theophrastus
4) Hutchinson
Source:http://www.scienceprofonline.com/biology-general/biological-classification-binomial-nomenclature.html

Q.45) According to Sir J.C Bose, an Indian Scientist , ascent of sap takes place due to the _______ of living cells of the innermost cortical layer.
1) pulsatory activity
2) transpiration pull theory
3) cohesion theory
4) root pressure theory
Source: http://www.biologydiscussion.com/plants/ascent-of-sap/ascent-of-sap-path-mechanism-and-theories/22736

Q.46) Which of the following theories are related to evolution of life ?
a) The theory of natural selection
b) Mutation theory of evolution
c) Theory of inheritance of acquired characteristics
d) Theory of segregation
Answer Options:
1) a, b and d
2) a, b and c
3) a, c and d
4) All of the above
Source: http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/biology/4-main-theories-of-evolution-explained-with-diagram-and-tables-biology/27220

Q.47) Which of the following are hormones of the pituitary gland ?
TSH
STH
HCG
ADH
Answer Options:
1) a and b
2) b and c
3) a, b and d
4) a, b and c
Source: https://www.pituitary.org.uk/information/hormones/

Q.48) The skeletal system performs which of the following functions ?
Protection
Hematopoiesis
Movement facilitation
Mineral storage
Answer Options:
1) a, b and c
2) b, c and d
3) a, c and d
4) All of the above
Source: http://oerpub.github.io/epubjs-demo-book/content/m46341.xhtml

Q.49) Gregor Mendel is often referred to as the Father of Genetics , since he first enunciated the principles of heredity .His experimental material was
1) Fruit Fly
2) Bread mould
3) Pea Plant
4) Rhesus monkey
Source: https://www2.palomar.edu/anthro/mendel/mendel_1.htm

Q.50) Wood grain alcohol is nothing but
1) Methanol
2) Ethanol
3) Benzyl alcohol
4) Isopropyl alcohol
Source https://books.google.co.in/books ? id=UyTHgJTRFhcC&pg=RA1-SA4-PA1&lpg=RA1-SA4-PA1&dq=The+element+M+in+the+Dobereiner+triad+Ca,+M+and+Ba+is+Sr&source=bl&ots=js0dm8B0yA&sig=_otIH4w-wffrhD24yQMmGaDca_Q&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi1v__xpqraAhXMP48KHVDZDJQQ6AEILzAB # v=onepage&q=The%20element%20M%20in%20the%20Dobereiner%20triad%20Ca%2C%20M%20and%20Ba%20is%20Sr&f=fals:

Q.51) Wood grain alcohol is nothing but
1) Methanol
2) Ethanol
3) Benzyl alcohol
4) Isopropyl alcohol
Source:http://web.anl.gov/PCS/acsfuel/preprint%20archive/Files/41_3_ORLANDO_08-96_0880.pdf

Q.52) Water is often treated with chlorine to
1) Increase oxygen content
2) Kill germs
3) Remove sedimentation
4) Remove insoluble impurities

Source:https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/public/chlorine-disinfection.html

Q.53) Corrosion takes place as a result of
1) Only physical reactions
2) Only chemical reactions
3) Both [1] and [2] 
4) None of the above
Source:http://www.chemistryexplained.com/Co-Di/Corrosion.html

Q.54) Natural gas mainly consists of
1) Butane
2) Propane
3) Methane
4) Ethane
Source:https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/definition/Natural-gas

Q.55) Fats and oils belong to the naturally occurring group of compounds called
1) Carbohydrates
2) Lipids
3) Proteins
4) Terpenes
Source:https://www2.chemistry.msu.edu/faculty/reusch/virttxtjml/lipids.htm

Q.56) On 26th November, 1949, which of the following provisions of the Constitution of India came into effect ?
Citizenship
Elections [Article -324]
Provisional Parliament
Fundamental Rights
Answer Options:
1) a,b and c
2) b, c and d
3) a and c
4) a and b
Source:http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Civil-Services/2017-01-04/The-making-of-the-Constitution/271807

Q.57) In which of the following cases did the Supreme Court of India pronounce the verdict that the basic structure of the Constitution cannot be amended by the Parliament ?
1) Shankari Prasad vs Union of India
2) Golaknath vs State of Punjab
3) Kesavananda Bharti vs State of Kerala
4) Minerva Mills Ltd. Vs Union of India
Source:http://www.supremecourtcases.com/index2.php ? option=com_content&itemid=1&do_pdf=1&id=401

Q.58) Which one of the following statements about the Vice-President of India is incorrect ?
The electoral college for election to this office consists of the elected members of both the Houses of Parliament.
He can hold the office of the President for a period not exceeding six months in the absence of the President.
For election to this office a candidate’ s nomination paper must be subscribed by at least 20 electors as proposers and 20 electors as seconders.
1) a
2) b
3) c
4) None of the above
Source:http://vicepresidentofindia.nic.in/election-vice-president

Q.59) Consider the following statements:
Zonal Councils are the constitutional bodies.
The Prime Minister acts as the Chairman of all Zonal Councils
Each Chief Minister acts as the Vice-Chairman of the Zonal Council by rotation.
Joint meetings of two or more Zonal Councils are presided over by the Union Home Minister.
1) Statements a, b and c are correct
2) Statements b, c and d are correct
3) Statements a, c and d are correct
4) Statements c and d are correct
Source:https://mha.gov.in/zonal_council

Q.60) Recommendations of the Sixth Report of Second Administrative Reforms Commission on Local Government are
Set up unified metropolitan transport authority in all cities of one million plus population.
Constitute a local body ombudsman.
Direct election of the Mayors
Set up District Councils and the Collector would work as the Chief Secretary
Answer Options:
1) a, b and c
2) b, c and d
3) a, c and d
4) a, b , c and d
Source:https://darpg.gov.in/sites/default/files/local_governance6.pdf

Q.61) Which of the following directive principles did not form part of the original Constitution and were added through constitutional amendments ?
To minimise inequality in income
To protect and improve the environment and to safeguard forests and wildlife
Equal pay for equal work for both men and women
To ensure equal justice and free legal aid to the poor.
To secure adequate means of livelihood for all citizens.
a,b and c
b,c and d
c,d and e
a,b and d
Sources: Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth Chapter 8 Page 8.3

Q.62) Which of the following statements are correct ?
Parliament can increase a tax.
Parliament cannot reduce a tax
Parliament cannot increase a tax
Parliament can reduce a tax.
a, c and e
b, c and d
c, d and e
c and d
Sources: http://www.arthapedia.in/index.php ? title=Finance_Bill_or_Finance_Act

Q.63) Which of the following regarding Zero Hour are correct ?
Zero hour is an indian innovation in the field of Parliamentary Procedure
The time gap between the question hour and the agenda of house is known as Zero Hour
The device has been in existence since 1962
It is an informal device available to the members of the parliament
a, b and c
a, c and d
b and c
All of the above
Source: Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth Chapter 22 Parliament Page 22.14

Q.64) Consider the following statements
The provisions of part IX of the constitution relating to the panchayats are not applicable to the Fifth Schedule Areas.
At present seven states have fifth schedule areas.
The parliament has enacted PESA act in 1996 for such areas.
Which of the following is/are correct ?
a and b
a and c
Only a
All of the above
Source: http://vle.du.ac.in/mod/book/print.php ? id=12256&chapterid=25073

Q.65) Which article of the constitution provides that it shall be the duty of the Union to promote the spread of the Hindi language, to develop it so that it may become the ‘Lingua Franca’ of the composite culture of India ?
Article 343
Article 348
Article 350
Article 351
Source: http://mhrd.gov.in/article-351

Q.66) The second schedule of the Indian Constitution mentions salary, allowances and other privileges of certain officials. Which one of the following is not among those officials ?
Deputy speaker of legislative assembly
Deputy chairman of legislative assembly
The Attorney general of India
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Source: https://www.mea.gov.in/Images/pdf1/S2.pdf

Q.67) Which one of the following statements is/are correct ?
Only the Rajya Sabha not Lok Sabha can have nominated members
There is a constitutional provisions for nominating two members belonging to the Anglo-Indian community to the Rajya Sabha.
There is no constitutional bar for nominated members to be appointed as nominated members
A nominated member can vote for both in Presidential and vice-presidential elections
a and b
c and d
Only b
Only c
Source: https://books.google.co.in/books ? id=ueZIDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA1964&lpg=PA1964&dq=there+is+no+constitutional+bar+for+nominated+members+to+be+ap_l4IYPzsz3XLm46YcGRudl4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGpIGGqqraAhXJQo8KHeWxCh04ChDoAQgqMAE # v=onepage&q=there%20is%20no%20constitutional%20bar%20for%20nominated%20members%20to%20be%20appointed%

Q.68) Select the correct statement/s
Some democratic countries are republic
Some democratic countries are not republics
Answer Options:
Only a
Only b
Both a and b
Neither a nor b
Source: https://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/aakarvani/yes-india-is-a-democracy-but-its-not-really-a-republic/

Q.69) Select the correct statement/s
A citizen enjoys all the civil rights in the state
A citizen enjoys all the political rights in the state
An alien enjoys all the civil rights in the state
An aline enjoys all the political rights in the state
Answer Options:
Only a, b and c
Only a, b and d
Only a and b
Only a, c and d
Source: http://www.politicalsciencenotes.com/essay/citizenship-meaning-definition-and-other-details/270

Q.70) Arrange in appropriate order (formation of the states)
Mizoram
Nagaland
Meghalaya
Maharashtra
Answer Options:
a, d, b, d
d, b, c, a
c, d, b, a
d, b, a, c
Source: http://india.code2care.org/india-states-formation-dates/

Q.71) Out of the following statements about the regulatory body in the field of higher education, which is not correct ?
National Knowledge Commission under the leadership of Sam Pitroda in 2005 had proposed independent regulatory authority for higher education insitutions.
Yashpal Committee recommended single independent regulatory authority for higher education institutions
Central Government has proposed to replace present regulatories body in the field of higher education with a single regulatory body called Higher Education Empowerment Regulation Authority (HEERA)
University Grants Commission (UGC) is the only existing regulatory body in higher education at present.
Source: There are other regulatory institutions as well. eg- AICTE. Other statements are correct. http://www.thehindu.com/education/the-heera-conundrum/article19384415.ece
Q.72) Choose the correct statement/s from the following
India has less than one doctor per thousand population
The World Health Organization prescribes minimum one doctor - population ratio of 3:1000. (3 doctors for 1000 people)
Answer Options:
Only a
Only b
Both a and b
Neither a nor b
Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/less-than-one-doctor-for-1000-population-in-india-government-tells-lok-sabha-4760892/

Q.73) Which of the following statements is incorrect about India’ s ‘Act East Policy’ ?
This policy focuses on the extended neighbourhood in the Asia-Pacific region
This policy was originally conceived as an economic initiative.
The policy promoted enhanced connectivity to Asia-Pacific region through North-East region
The policy promotes proactive diplomacy with political and military intervention to curb insurgency in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region
Source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx ? relid=133837

Q.74) Consider the following statements about ‘Jnanpith (Gyanpith)’ Awards:
Sponsored by the Government of India since 1952
Prior to 1982 it was given to a single worker of a writer
Now it is given for the lifetime contribution of the writer
Award for the year 2017 has been declared to Krishna Sobti
Which of the above statements are correct ?
a, b and c
b, c and d
a and d
a, b, c and d
Source: http://jobprostuti.com/jnanpith-award-list-of-jnanpith-award-winners-for-all-literature-1965-2016jnanpith-gk/

Q.75) Who is the Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission ?
N.K. Singh
N.K. Mishra
N.K. Rajan
N.K. Tyagi
Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/former-bureaucrat-n-k-singh-appointed-as-15th-finance-commission-chairman/articleshow/61823541.cms

Q.76) Which of the following statements about Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is false ? 
1. Chief Minister is the chairman of the authority.
2.The agency was established in the year 1975.
3. Metropolitan Governor is an appointee by the Government of India.
4. The agency brings about improvement in sectors like transport, housing, water supply and environment in the region.
Source: https://mmrda.maharashtra.gov.in/who-we-are

Q.77) Dr. Dhriendra Pal Singh was recently in the news. What is not true about him ?
He was the director of NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council).
He was the vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University.
He was the director of Indian Institute of Science.
He has been appointed as the chairman of UGC.
Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/prof-dhirendra-pal-singh-appointed-ugc-chairman/articleshow/62210914.cms

Q.78) In Maharashtra, Dr. Abdul Kalam Ahar Yojana is related with ?
Providing square meal in the higher education institutes of the tribal region.
Providing square meal to the needy students in the secondary schools in the tribal region.
Providing square meals to the pregnant and the lactating mothers in the tribal areas.
Providing square meals to the Aanganwadi Sevikas.
Source: https://govinfo.me/apj-abdul-kalam-amrut-yojn/

Q.79) Match the Pairs:
Author Books
A Shashi Tharoor I Ghachar Ghochar
B Raghuram Rajan II The End of Karma
C Somini Sengupta III I do What I do
D Vivek Shanbhag IV An Era of Darkness
A B C D
IV III II I
IV II III I
III IV II I
III IV I II
Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36065279-i-do-what-i-do
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32618967-an-era-of-darkness
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30231800-the-end-of-karma
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30267604-ghachar-ghochar

Q.80) Kazuo Ishiguro is awarded with nobel prize in literature in 2017. Which of the following are not his works ?
The Remains of the Day
A Pale view of Hills
An artist of the Floating World
Norwegian Wood
Kafka on the Shore
Answer Options:
a, b, c, d, e
b,c and d
b,c and e
d and e
Source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4929.Kafka_on_the_Shorehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11297.Norwegian_Wood

Q.81) Select the incorrect statement.
The first global conference on Cyber Space was held in London in 2011.
The fourth global conference on Cyber Space was held in Budapest in 2015.
The fifth global conference on Cyber Space was held in New Delhi in 2017.
a
b
c
None of the above
Source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx ? relid=173571

Q.82) Choose the incorrect statement.
The World Mental Health day is observed on 10th October every year.
The theme of 2017 World Mental Health Day was ‘Mental Health at the Workplace’ .
The World Mental Health Day is celebrated on April 7th every year.
The theme of 2017 World Health Day was ‘Depression’ .
b
d
c
None of the above
Source: http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2017/campaign-essentials/en/http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/2017/en/

Q.83) From 5th October to 25th October 2017 - this period of 21 days was celebrated by Government of India as
Paryatan Parv
Swachhata Pakhwada
National Integration Parv
Mental Health Awareness Abhiyan
Source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx ? relid=171418

Q.84) ‘Bharat Net’ is the flagship programme of the Government of India
To provide broadband services and in rural and remote areas of India.
To provide broadband services in all higher educational institutes of India.
To provide broadband services to all railway stations in India
To provide broadband services to all government hospitals in India.
Source: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/budget/bharatnet-project-gets-10000cr-boost/article9515440.ece

Q.85) Government of Maharashatra’ s Sumatibai Sukalikar Udyogini Mahila Sakshamikaran Yojna is related to:
Interest Subvention to eligible women Self Help Groups.
Loan facilities to women entrepreneurs to buy land.
Tax waivers to women entrepreneurs in Mumbai and Nagpur.
Loan with 4% interest to women Self Help Groups in Maharashtra.
Source: https://mahades.maharashtra.gov.in/MPSIMS/ViewSchemeProfile.do ? OWASP_CSRFTOKEN=null&mode=printProfile&recordId=99214&planyearId=2016

Q.86) Who form the following Gupta kings took the title of Mahendraditya ?
Chandragupta II
Samudragupta
Kumaragupta
Skandagupta
Source: https://www.importantindia.com/9491/gupta-empire/

Q.87) Match the following:
A Takshan I Carpenter
B Bhagadhuga II Collector of Taxes
C Kshattri III Chamberlain
D Vidhata IV An assembly in both men and women participated
Answer Options:
A B C D
IV III II I
II I IV III
I II III IV
III IV I II
Source: http://www.historydiscussion.net/politics/evolution-of-political-institutions-in-india-during-vedic-period/555

Q.88) Consider the following statements and choose the correct answer option:
The relic of Chalcolithic Civilization were found at Jorwe, Nevasa, Daimabad, Chandoli, Songaon, Inamgaon, Prakashe, Nasik, etc. in Maharashtra.
The relics of chalcolithic Civilization were found at Ahar and Gilund in Rajasthan and Malwa, Kayatha, Eran, etc. in Madhya Pradesh.
Answer Options:
Both statements are correct
Both statements are incorrect
Statement a is correct but statement b is incorrect
Statement b is correct but statement a is incorrect
Source: https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/10125/19138/1/AP-v14n1-139-146.pdf

Q.89) Dasharadhanya Yuddha (war) was fought between whom from the following ?
Purohit and Vishwamitra
Vishwamitra and Bharat tribe
Sudas and Vashishtha
Puru and Vishwamitra
Source: https://iskcondesiretree.com/profiles/blogs/incarnations-of-vishnu-in-7-manu-epochs-development-of-human

Q.90) Which of the following edicts have information about Samrat Ashoka’ s Dhamma ?
Minor edict
Bhabru edicts
Kalinga edicts
Fourteen edicts
Source: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/bitstream/handle/1810/242939/bot_1994_02_01.pdf ? sequence=1

Q.91) Match the four provinces of Chandragupta Maurya’ s kingdom with their capitals
a Uttarapatha I Patliputra
b Paschim Patha II Suvarnagiri
c Purva Path III Ujjayini
d Dakshin Path IV Takshashila
a b c d
II III IV I
I IV II III
IV III I II
III II IV I
Sources: https://books.google.co.in/books ? id=njYpsvmr2dsC&pg=PA8&lpg=PA8&dq=uttarapatha+capital&source=bl&ots=EYTgmr3pV0&sig=gpeQW5BcjPhsGl856Y # v=onepage&q=uttarapatha%20capital&f=false

Q.92) Identify the person from the following description:
Founder of a great empire
Cultured, Scholar and poet
The famous poet Harisen was his court poet and buddhist scholar Vasubandhu was in his court.
Vincent Smith praises him as the ‘Indian Napoleon’
Answer Options:
Harisen
Kanishek
Samudragupta
Chandragupta Maurya
Sources: http://www.historydiscussion.net/biography/biography-of-samudragupta-and-his-rule-in-ancient-india/2489

Q.93) Identify the person from the description given below:
He destroyed the the dominance of Ulemas in the state
He was mighty warrior and the successful general
He was supposed to be the first Sultan to attack the southern kingdoms
The famous poet Amir Khusro was in his court
Answer Options
Altamash
Muhammad Tughlaq
Alauddin Khilji
Qutubuddin Aibak
Sources: https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/alauddin-khilji-6242.php

Q.94) Identify the person form the description given below:
He was given the title Andhra Bhoj
There were 18 famous telugu poets in his court
He established the city called ‘Nagalapuram’
He was the only Hindu king to conquer to conquer the capitals of the Muslim Kingdoms of Bidar and Gulbarga.
Ram Deva Raya
Pulakeshi I
Parantaka I
Krishnadeva Raya
Sources: https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/krishnadevaraya-6287.php

Q.95) Which of the following provisions was not involved in the treaty of Shrirangapattana between Tipu Sultan and the British ?
Tipu should give the war expenditure worth three and half crore rupees to the British.
Tipu should give half of his state to the British
Tipu’ s two sons will be the hostages of the British
Tipu should accept subsidiary Alliance
Source: https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php ? s=Treaty%20of%20Seringapatam

Q.96) ______ had also founded ‘Free India Centres’ in Rome and Paris.
Subhas chandra bose
Madam Cama
Annie Besant
Shyamji Krishna Varma
Sources: http://www.freeindianlegion.info/pag_subhas-chandra-bose.php

Q.97) Who is described in the following sentences ?
She was Gandhiji’ s staunch disciple
She was the daughter of a british admiral
She was popularly known as Mira Behn
Sister Nivedita
Miss Carpenter
Miss slade
Miss Nightingale
Sources: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mirabehn

Q.98) Consider the following statements, and choose the correct answer statements.
The new variety of activity in India therefore called for the transformation of a traditionally and mentally subject society into receptive to democratic ideas and responding to the call of agitation
It was an arduous and stupendous task
Answer Options:
Both the statements are correct and statement b is correct explanation of statement a
Neither of the statements is correct
Both the statements are correct but statement b is not the correct explanation of statement a
Statement a is correct but statement b is incorrect
Sources:

Q.99) Name the social reformer described in following statements:
His family believed in the teaching of Kabir who condemned the Caste System
His father served in the army and retired as a Subedar-Major.
His satchel was untouchable for the lady peon in his school.
He could not study Sanskrit because he was an untouchable
Answer Options:
Mahatma Jyotiba Phule
Shri Javalkar
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Shri Gholap
Sources: https://www.culturalindia.net/reformers/br-ambedkar.html

Q.100) Name the social reformer described in the following sentences:
He was the recipient of American Unitarian Association Scholarship.
He had been to England for two years for the comparative study of many religions
He attended the conference on religions in Amsterdam
He used to write for Subodh Patrika
Answer Options:
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Vitthal Saheb Shinde
Baburao Patil
Baburao Jedhe
Sources: https://iarf.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Summary-IARF-history-written-1999.pdf





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