Civils prelims Model paper-I


Wed,May 15, 2019 12:42 AM

1. Which of the following statements is/are correct regarding the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)?

1. It decides the RBI’s benchmark interest rates.
2. It is a 12-member body including the Governor of RBI and is reconstituted every year.
3. It functions under the chairmanship of the Union Finance Minister.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a. 1 only` b. 1 and 2 only
c. 3 only d. 2 and 3 only

2. Which of the following is/are methods of ex-situ conservation of biodiversity?

1. Botanical gardens
2. Gene Banks
3. Cryopreservation

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 & 3 only
c. 1, 2, 3 d. 1 & 2 only

3. Which of following factors influence temperature of a place?

1. The latitude
2. The altitude
3. Distance from the sea
4. Air-mass and Ocean currents

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1, 2 & 3 only
b. 2, 3 & 4 only
c. All are correct
d. 2 & 4 only

4. The Brahmo Samaj of India was started by

a. Devendra Nath Tagore
b. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
c. Keshab Chandra Sen
d. Ananda Mohan Bose

5. Which of the following statements is incorrect about the discussions within the Constituent Assembly?

a. The discussions within the Constituent Assembly were also influenced by the opinions expressed by the public.
b. As the deliberations continued, the arguments were reported in newspapers, but there was no time to debate publicly on the proposals.
c. Criticisms and counter-criticisms in the press in turn shaped the nature of the consensus that was ultimately reached on specific issues.
d. In order to create a sense of collective participation the public was also asked to send in their views on what needed to be done.

6. Unani Day is celebrated on

a. 11th November every year
b. 11th December every year
c. 11th January every year
d. 11th February every year

7. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. Under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana’ (PMBJP) scheme, quality, unbranded generic medicines at affordable prices are being sold in the country.
2. The Banking Regulation Act, 1949 has been amended to provide for authorisation to Securities and Exchange Board of India to issue directions to banks to initiate the insolvency resolution process under IBC.
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

8. Which of the following statements is/ are correct?

1. The puisne judges of a High court are appointed by the Governor in consultation with the chief Justice of the concerned High Court.
2. The president can transfer a judge from one High Court to another after consulting the Chief Justice of the concerned High Court.
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

9. Which of the following statements is/ are correct?

1. The famous Gulf Seals were found in Rangapur
2. Fire worship was practised in Dholavira
3. Barley cultivation was witnessed in Banwali
a. 1,2 b. 2,3
c. 1,3 d. 1,2,3

10. Consider the following statements regarding areas where cold and warm currents meet:

1. They provide best fishing grounds of the world.
2. They experience calm & clear weather conditions.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

11. Consider the following statements regarding Niche & habitat:

1. The functional characteristics of a species in its habitat is referred to as “niche”.
2. Two species in a habitat can have the same niche.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

12. Which of the following indicators are used in the Human Development Index (HDI)?

I. Standard of living
II. Education
III. Life expectancy
IV. Condition of environment
a. Only I, II & IV
b. Only I, II, &III
c. Only I & II
d. All of the above

13. Which of the following statements is/ are correct?

1. When organic inputs from outside the farm are used, the cost of production goes up.
2. Under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), financial assistance is given for direct marketing.
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

14. Which of the following acts as the nodal point on all Climate Change Finance matters in the Ministry of Finance?

a. Climate change cooperation of India
b. Climate change finance unit
c. Climate change finance corporation of India
d. Nota

15. The constitution envisages which pattern of government for the states?

a. Unitary system
b. Parliamentary system
c. Presidential system
d. Mixed system

16. Who headed Jainism after the death of Vardhamana?

a. Sthulabahu b. Sameya
c. Arya Sudharma d. Kharavela

17. Consider the following Statements regarding tides:

1. During the full moon and new moon days, the sun, the moon and the earth are in the same line and the tides are highest. These tides are called spring tides.
2. But when the moon is in its first and last quarter, the ocean waters get drawn in diagonally opposite directions by the gravitational pull of sun and earth resulting in low tides. These tides are called neap tides

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

18. Consider the following statements regarding pioneer species:

1. The plants that invade first bare land, where soil is initially absent are called pioneer species.
2. A pioneer species generally show low growth rate with high life span.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

19. Who releases the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)?

a. World Bank
b. World Economic Forum
c. UNDP
d. Asian Development Bank

20. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. The 8thedition of India International Silk Fair (IISF) was inaugurated in New Delhi in October2018.
2. Aviaindra is the Biannual Air Force level exercise between Indian and the Russian Federation.
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

21. The current president of the Republic of Indonesia is

a. Bhumibol Adulyadej
b. Khadga Prasad Oli
c. Joko Widodo
d. Reuven Rivlin

22. The national Anthem was adopted by the constituent Assembly on which of the following day?

a. 24 January, 1947
b. 22 July, 1947
c. 24 January , 1950
d. 22 July, 1950

23. Which of the following statements is/ are correct?

1. Varna system in early Vedic times was simple and flexible
2. Brahmavandins commanded increased popularity during later Vedic times
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

24. Consider the following Statements regarding HOT DESERT SAHARA: 1. The Sahara desert touches eleven countries.
2. Tunisia is one of the countries under Sahara Desert.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

25. Consider the following statements regarding Ecological succession:

1. The process by which communities of plant and animal species in an area are replaced or changed into another over a period of time is known as ecological succession.
2.Primary succession is the development of a community which forms after the existing natural vegetation that constitutes a community is removed, disturbed or destroyed by a natural event or by human related events.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

26. Which of the following statement is true about the cash reserve ratio(CRR):

a. It is decided by the bankers association of India.
b. It is decided by the RBI and commercial banks get a fix interest on the deposited money.
c. It is decided by the RBI and commercial banks do not get any interest on the deposited money.
d. When CRR is increased, it increases the supply of money in the economy.

27. Which of the following statements is/ are correct?

1. The PaiSA - portal for Affordable Credit & Interest Subvention Access is for processing interest subvention on bank loans to beneficiaries under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana.
2. The PaiSA platform has been designed and developed by Allahabad Bank which is the Nodal bank.
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

28. HAUSLA refers to

a. National Festival for Children of Child Care Institutions
b. Portal for selling tribal products
c. Housing scheme for the underprivileged
d. Indigenous bovine programme

29. Which of the following statements is wrong?

a. Elected and nominated members of the State Legislative Assembly participate in the presidential election.
b. The Union Executive includes the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Attorney General of India
c. Impeachment may be initiated against the President for 'breach of constitution'
d. Article 56 envisages the tenure of the President

30. Which of the following statements is/ are incorrect?

1. BaghaDugha and Akshavapa were instrumental in early Vedic affairs
2. Agriculture received extensive changes and almost went into oblivion in the later Vedic times
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

31. Consider the following statements and answer accordingly Method of soil conservation Key Features

1. Mulching Covering bare ground between plants with organic matter
2. Contour barriers Stones, grass, soil are used to build barriers
3. Intercropping Rows of trees are planted
4. Contour ploughing Ploughing parallel to the contours of a hill slope

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 & 3 only b. 1,2 & 4 only
c. All are correct d. 1,3 & 4 only

32. Consider the following statements regarding climax community:

1. The terminal (final) stage of succession forms the community which is called as climax community.
2. A climax community is stable, mature, more complex and long lasting.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

33. What is the meaning of opportunity cost?

a. It is the second best alternative that is forgone.
b. It is the second best alternative that is achieved.
c. It is per unit cost of production.
d. It is the cost that occurred on the formation of two products.

34. India Surges 23 Ranks in Ease of Doing Business to 77 in

a. 2017-18 b. 2018-19
c. 2019-20 d. NOTA

35. Which of the following statements regarding the Global IT challenge for youth with disabilities is/ are correct?

1. The 2017 version was conducted in Vietnam.
2. India has been participating in the event since 2013.
3. The event in 2018, hosted by India, is being organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in association with Rehabilitation International Korea.
a. 1,2 b. 2,3 c. 1,3 d. 1,2,3

36. The power of the Governor to grant pardons is

a. His executive power
b. His legislative power
c. His judicial power
d. There is no such power for the governor

37. Nishadas were

a. Children of Prathiloma
b. Untouchables who were regarded as uncivilised forest people
c. Hunters who were labelled as untouchables by profession
d. Children of Anuloma

38. Consider the following statements regarding types of forests:

1. Evergreen forests do not shed their leaves simultaneously in any season of the year.
2. Deciduous forests shed their leaves in a particular season to conserve loss of moisture through condensation.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

39. Consider the following Statements regarding biological interactions between two species:
Type of interaction Effect of Interaction

1. Amensalism
One species benefits, while the other species is neither harmed nor inhibited.

2. Commensalism
One species is inhibited while the other species is unaffected.

3. Mutualism Interaction is favourable to both species

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 & 2 only b. 3 only
c. All are correct d. None

40. Service tax was introduced in India on the recommendation of:

a. Kelkar Committee
b. Dr. Raja J Challiah Committee
c. Dr. Man Mohan Singh Committee
d. Dr. Yashwant Sinha Committee

41. The term Ahangiko Maggo translates to

a. Middle path
b. Eight fold path
c. Nirvana
d. Mahāparinirvāna

42. The book ‘Universal Brotherhood through Yoga’ has been compiled by

a. Patanjali
b. ICMR
c. The United Nations
d. Bharatiya Sanskrit Pitham

43. How can the post of President be vacant?

a. On expiry of his tenure
b. By his resignation
c. Only on the commencement of impeachment in Rajya Sabha
d. Only a and b

44. Which of the following statements is/ are correct?

1. The Indian National union formed by A.O. Hume, became the Indian National Congress
2. The lightning conductor theory was proposed by G. K. Gokhale
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

45. Which of the following factors influence salinity of ocean waters?

1. Evaporation
2. Precipitation
3. Fresh water from rivers
4. Prevailing Winds
5. Ocean Currents

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1,2& 4 b. 3 & 4 only
c. 1,2,3,5 d. 1,2,3,4,5

46. Which of following are abioitic components of an ecosystem?

1. Temperature 2. Water
3. Carbohydrates
4. Microorganisms

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1, 2 & 3 only b. 2, 3 & 4 only
c. All are correct d. 1 & 3 only

47. Which of the following statement is not correct?

a. Monopolistic and restrictive trade practices (MRTP) act was passed in 1969.
b. FERA was launched in 1978
c. New industrial policy of 1991 reduced the numbers of industries reserved for the Central government to 8.
d. First five year plan of India was focused on the development of the agriculture.

48. Recently a team of international scientists, including a few from India had the first ever breakthrough by decoding which of the following genomes?

a. Rice b. Maize
c. Wheat d. Bajra

49. The term operational turn around (OTR) seen in news, relates to

a. Indian Air Force
b. Indian Navy
c. Indian railways
d. Indian Army

50. When was the word "armed rebellion" added to the Constitution to declare a National Emergency ?

a. After 44th Constitution Amendment Act
b. After 42nd Constitution Amendment Act
c. After 40th Constitution Amendment Act
d. After 38th Constitution Amendment Act

51. Mukundamala was written by

a. Namma Alwar
b. Kulasekhara
c. Sekkilar
d. Bharatamuni

52. Consider the following statements regarding extraction of minerals:

1. Minerals that lie at shallow depths are taken out by removing the surface layer; this is known as
shaft mining.
2. Deep bores, called shafts, have to be made to reach mineral deposits that lie at great depths. This is
called open cast mining.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

53. With reference to the food chains in ecosystems, which of the following kinds of organism is/are known as decomposer organism/organisms?

1. Virus 2. Fungi
3. Bacteria

Select the correct answer using the code given below:
a. 1 & 2 only b. 2 & 3 only
c. All are correct d. 3 only

54. Black revolution relates to

a. Fish production
b. Coal production
c. Crude oil production
d. Mustard Production

55. Niryatmitra app has been launched by

a. Ministry of coal and petroleum
b. Ministry of commerce and industry
c. Ministry of HRD
d. Ministry of railways

56. The international Buddhist conclave was conducted by

a. Ministry of tourism
b. Ministry of culture
c. Ministry of external affairs
d. Ministry of tribal affairs

57. Consider the following statements:

1. The duties enumerated in Art. 51-A are non-statutory duties and are not enforceable by law.
2. Violation of the Fundamental Duties can be met with punishment but constitution doesn’t mention any penalty for its violation.
3. Parliament can prescribe penalty for the violation of Specific Duties

Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a. 1 and 2 only b. 1 and 3 only
c. 2 and 3 only d. 1, 2 and 3

58. Trade guilds came into existence from

a. Indus civilisation
b. Early Vedic times
c. Later Vedic times
d. Jainism

59. Consider the following statements regarding The Peninsular Plateau:

1. The part of the Peninsular
plateau lying to the north of the
Narmada river covering a major area
of the Malwa plateau is known as
the Central Highlands.
2. The Central Highlands are wider
in the west but narrower in the east.
3. The eastward extensions of this
plateau are locally known as the
Bundelkhand and Baghelkhand.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 & 2 only b. 2 & 3 only
c. All are correct d. 1 & 3 only

60. Consider the following Statements regarding flow of energy in an ecosystem:

1. The flow of energy in an ecosystem is always linear.
2. The quantity of energy flowing through the successive trophic levels increases.
Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

61. Which constitutional amendment was done to pass the GST?

a. 101st b. 120th
c. 122nd d. 115th

62. Which of the following statements is/ are correct?

1. GSLV is known as the workhorse of ISRO.
2. The PSLV- C44 has successfully placed Microsat-S and Kalamsat-V2 satellites into their designated orbits.
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

63. Recently the AYUSH Information Cell was set up at the Indian Embassy in

a. Romania b. Austria
c. Bangladesh d. Nepal

64. Which of the following statements is not true?

a. The Fundamental Rights of Article 19 are suspended automatically during National Emergency declared on the basis of war or external aggression .
b. The Fundamental Rights of Article 19 cannot be suspended in the case of National Emergency declared on the basis of armed rebellion.
c. Article 19 automatically revives when the National Emergency is over.
d. When a National Emergency is enforced, the Fundamental Rights of Article 19 are repealed after the President's order.

65. Vikramanka Devacharitam is the source for which dynasty’s history?

a. Badami Chalukyas b. Pallavas
c. Gupthas d. Cholas

66. Consider the following statements regarding The Brahmaputra River System:

1. On reaching the Namcha Barwa (7757 m), it takes a ‘U’ turn and enters India in Nagaland.
2. On entering India, it is called the Dihang and it is joined by the Dibang, the Lohit to form Brahmputra in Assam.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

67. Consider the following Statements regarding Fly ash:

1. Fly ash is ejected mostly by thermal power plants as by products of coal burning operations.
2. Fly ash is also used for making bricks and as a land fill material.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

68. Which of the following statement is NOT correct about Pradhan Mantra Kaushal Vikas Yojna?

a. It was launched in March 2015.
b. It will be implemented by the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship.
c. It will provide training to 300 million youths.
d. It will focus on the class X and class XII dropouts.

69. The Defence Acquisition Council is chaired by

a. Prime minister
b. Raksha Mantri
c. President
d. National Security Advisor

70. The terms NovaSAR and S1-4 recently seen in news refer to

a. Cloning techniques
b. Foreign satellites
c. 3D printing technology
d. Banking system

71. Consider the following statements:

1. The fundamental Rights and Directive Principles together have been described as the ‘conscience of the Constitution’ by Granville Austin
2. DPSP are in the nature of directives to all governments of the country, Central, State as well as local.
3. Supreme Court has held that Fundamental Rights and DPSP are distinct scheme and DPSP can override Fundamental Duties.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a. 1 and 2 only b. 1 and 3 only
c. 2 and 3 only d. 1, 2 and 3

72. Which of the following statements is/ are correct?

1. During the time of Gupthas, Buddhism was propelled further and spread to more regions.
2. Palas patroned Vajrayana Buddhism
3. Dalai Lama is the head of Mahayana Buddhism
a. 1,2 b. 2 c. 3 d. 1,3

73. Consider the following statements regarding Deccan Plateau:

1. The Deccan Plateau is a triangular landmass that lies to the south of the river Narmada.
2. The Deccan Plateau is higher in the east and slopes gently westwards.
3. An extension of this Plateau is also visible in the northeast– locally known as the Meghalaya, Karbi-
Anglong Plateau and North Cachar Hills.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 & 2 only b. 2 & 3 only
c. All are correct d. 1 & 3 only

74. Consider the following Statements regarding Thermal pollution:

1. Power plants- thermal and nuclear, chemical and other industries are main sources of water pollution.
2. Increase in water temperature due to thermal pollution increases dissolved oxygen in water which adversely affects aquatic life.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

75. Which of the following two programmes are merged with MGNREGA?

a. Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana Scheme & National Food For Work Programme
b. Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana Scheme & Swarnajayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana
c. National Food For Work Programme & Jawahar Rozgar Yojana
d. None of the above

76. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

1. The first Assembly of the International Solar Alliance was inaugurated in Bangalore by the Prime minister recently.
2. The Prime Minister said that the ISA can replace the OECD as the key global energy supplier in the future.
3. The PM also said that the target is to generate 40 percent of India's total energy requirements in 2030, by non fossil fuel based sources.
a. 1 b. 2 c.3 d. 1,2,3

77. Which of the following statements regarding Champions of the Earth Award is / are correct?

1. It was awarded to India for the year 2018.
2. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received it on behalf of the country.
3. It is an annual prize awarded to outstanding leaders from government, civil society and the private sector whose actions have had a positive impact on the environment.
a. 1 b. 2 c. 3 d. 1,2,3

78. Parliamentary democracy envisages

1. Representation of people
2. Responsible government
3. Accountability of council of ministers to government

Select the correct answer from the following codes
a. Only 1 b. 1 and 2 only
c. 1 and 3 only d. 1,2 and 3

79. Which of the following statements is/ are incorrect?

1. The moderates believed that political connections with Britain would be in India’s social, political and cultural interests
2. The extremists had immense faith in the capacity of masses to participate and make sacrifices.
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

80. Consider the following Statements regarding The Godavari Basin:

1. The Godavari is the largest Peninsular river and also called Dakshin Ganga.
2. The Tungabhadra, the Koyana, the Ghatprabha, the Musi and the Bhima are tributaries of river
Godavri.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

81. Consider the following Statements regarding pyramid of biomass in food chain.

1. This represents the total living matter at each trophic level.
2. Pyramid of biomass in a pond ecosystem is upright.
Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

82. Consider the following statements:

1. Trade in services denoted as invisible trade because they are not seen to cross national borders.
2. Total foreign trade (exports +imports) as a proportion of GDP is a common measure of the degree of openness of an economy.
Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2

83. Hindi Diwas is celebrated every year on

a. 7th February
b. 7th September
c. 14th February
d. 14th September

84. Samudra Shakti is the Bilateral Exercise between

a. India - Bangladesh
b. India –Indonesia
c. India – Vietnam
d. India – Thailand

85. The all important drafting committee had two distinguished jurist and lawyers along with the chairman Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. They were?

a. B.N Rau and Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer
b. B.N Rau and S.N. Mukherjee
c. Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer and K.M. Munshi
d. K.M. Munshi and S.N. Mukherjee

86. Senghuttavan was the greatest king of

a. Pallava dynasty b. Chera
c. Pandyas d. Cholas

87. Consider the following statements regarding Coal in India:

1. In India coal occurs in rock series of two main geological ages, namely Gondwana and tertiary.
2. The principal lignite reserves are in Neyveli in Tamil Nadu

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

88. Consider the following Statements regarding Radiation damage:

1. Radiation damage can be divided into
two types: (a) somatic damage (also called radiation sickness) and (b) genetic damage.
2. Genetic damage refers to damage to cells that are not associated with reproduction. Somatic damage refers to damage to cells associated with reproduction.

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. All are correct d. None

89. With reference to Exchange rate, consider the following statements:

1. Managed floating exchange rate system is a mixture of a flexible exchange rate system and a fixed rate system.
2. In dirty floating, central banks intervene to buy and sell foreign currencies in an attempt to moderate exchange rate movements whenever they feel that such actions are appropriate.

Select the correct answer using the code given below.
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both 1 and 2 d. Neither 1 nor 2

90. Which of the following statements regarding NeVA is/ are correct?

1. It aims to bring all the legislatures of the country together, in one platform.
2. It is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) included in Digital India Programme and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (MoPA) is the ‘Nodal Ministry’.
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

91. Choose the false statement among the following statements:

a. The 25th Constitutional Act came to be challenged before the Supreme Court in Kesavananda Bharti case (1973)
b. Art. 31-c was introduced by the 25th Constitutional Act which gave Art. 39(b) and 39(c) precedence over fundamental Rights
c. Art. 40, to organize village Panchayats as units of self government
d. Art. 44, to protect all monuments of historic interest and national importance

92. Which of the following statements is/ are correct?

1. The Swadeshi movement had a positive impact of shifting the emphasis to the masses permanently.
2. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Porbandar, in the princely state of Kutch in Gujarat in 1869.
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

93. Consider the following statements regarding Food Corporation of India:

1. It is responsible for procuring and stocking foodgrains, whereas Distribution is ensured by public
distribution system (PDS).
2. The FCI procures foodgrains from the farmers at the government Announced minimum support price
(MSP).

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only
c. Both d. None

94. Which of following class of forests occupies highest area in India?

a. Dense b. Open
c. Mangrove d. Scrub

95. With reference to SDR, consider the following statement:

1. ‘Reserve asset’ created under the control of the IMF
2. At present, it is calculated daily as the weighted sum of the values in dollars of four currencies (euro, dollar, Japanese yen, and pound sterling)
3. Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) also known as ‘paper gold’

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
a. 1 and 2 only b. 2 only
c. 1, 2 and 3 d. 1 and 3 only

96. With reference to rule of law which of the following is/are true?

1. Absence of arbitrary power on the part of the government.
2. No one is above law.
3.Constitution is not source but the consequence of rights of individual.

Select the correct answer from the following codes
a. Only 1 b. Only 1 and 2
c. Only 2 and 3 d. 1,2 and 3

97. Which of the following statements is/ are correct?

1. The Ilbert Bill controversy took place during Lytton’s viceroyalty.
2. The East India Association was organised by Sisir Kumar Ghosh in 1866.
3. The Bombay Presidency Association was started by Tyabji, Telang and Pherozshah Mehta in 1885.
a. 1 b. 2,3 c. 2 d. 3

98. Consider the following statements regarding Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)

1. The air at the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) rises because of convection caused by
high insolation and a high pressure is created.
2. The easterlies from either side of the equator converge in the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

Identify the correct statements:
a. 1 only b. 2 only c. Both d. None

99. Consider the following:

Assertion (A): Chlorofluorocarbons are ozone depleting substances.
Reason (R): Chlorofluorocarbons release chlorine atoms into the atmosphere

Identify the correct code:
a. Both A & R are true and R is correct explanation of A
b. Both A & R are true and R is not correct explanation of A
c. A is true but R is false
d. A is false but R is true.

100. Which of the following statements best describes the term ‘Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets (S4A)’, recently seen in the news?

a. It is a procedure for considering ecological costs of developmental schemes formulated by the Government.
b. It is a scheme of RBI for reworking the financial structure of big corporate entities facing genuine difficulties.
c. It is a disinvestment plan of the Government regarding Central Public Sector Undertakings.
d. It is an important provision in ‘The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code’ recently implemented by the Government.

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