Q1. The Union Executive of India consists of:
(a) The President; Vice-President, Lok Sabha Speaker and the Council of Ministers
(b) The President, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha Speaker and the Prime Minister
(c) The President and the Council of Ministers only
(d) The President, Vice-President and the Council of Ministers only
Q2. Which of the following Articles of the Constitution of India makes a specific mention of village panchayats?
(a) Article 19
(b) Article 21
(c) Article 40
(d) Article 246
Q3. Which among the following is the exclusive jurisdiction of the State Government?
(a) Corporation tax
(b) Customs duty
(c) Sales tax
(d) Income tax
Q4. Which one among the following features of the Constitution of India is indicative of the fact that the real executive power is vested in the Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister?
(b) Representative legislature
(c) Universal adult franchise
(d) Parliamentary democracy
Q5. Joint Parliamentary Sessions in India are chaired by the
(a) President of India
(b) Vice-President of India who is the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
(c) Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(d) Prime Minister of India
Q6. Who is the ex-officio Chairman of the Planning Commission of India?
(a) Vice-President of India
(b) The Prime Minister of India
(c) The Finance Minister of India
(d) The Law Minister of India
Q7. Which one among following led to the Greekeconomic crisis of 2010?
(a) Excessive borrowing from IMF
(b) Sudden depreciation of Euro
(c) Unrestricted spending and cheap loans
(d) Outflow of foreign capital due to political unrest
Q8. Where is Baikonur Cosmodrome located?
Q9. What is the number of the permanent members of the UN Security Council?
Q10. What is ‘Look East Policy’ often in the news?
(a) Government of India’s initiative for the infrastructural development in the North-Eastern States
(b) India’s search for oil and gas in its Eastern shoreline
(c) India’s collaboration with some East Asian countries in the exploration of oil and gas
(d) India’s continuing pursuit of close relations with SouthEast Asian countries
Q11. In which one of the following countries is the infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births) highest?
(a) Sri Lanka
Q12. Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) imparts training to army officers of
Q13. India’s ‘Look East Policy’
1. was articulated during the reign of H.
D. Deve Gowda as India’s Prime Minister
2. is directed towards South-East Asian countries
3. is about controlling terrorism
4. seeks to develop a bond among various countries on the basis of economic cooperation Select the correct answer using the
code given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 2 and 4
(d) 3 and 4
Q14. Consider the following pairs.
1. Pinaka: Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher System
2. Nag: Anti Tank Missile System
3. Lakshya: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 2 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
Q15. Who among the following led India to their first overseas test victory in cricket?
(a) C. K. Nayudu
(b) M. A. K. Pataudi
(c) Sunil Gavaskar
(d) Bishen Singh Bedi
1. (c) 2. (C) 3. (c) 4. (D) 5. (d) 6. 7. (C) 8. (b) 9. (a) 10. (D) 11. (c) 12. (d) 13. (c) 14. (d) 15. (b)
1. The Union Executive of India, as in parliamentary type of government, consist of president and the council of ministers.
3. State government has exclusive right/jurisdiction over the sales tax.
5. Joint Parliamentary sessions in India are chaired by the Speaker of Lok Sabha. In India, if a bill has been rejected by any house of the parliament and more than six months have lapsed, the President may summon a joint session for passing the bill. The bill is passed by simple majority of a joint sitting. Since the lower house (Lok Sabha) has more than twice the members in upper house, group commanding majority in lower house i.e. Govt of India can get such a bill passed although it was rejected by the upper house. Until now, only three bills namely the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, the Banking Service Commission Repeal Bill, 1978 and the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002 have been passed at joint sessions.
8. Baikonur Cosmodroms is situated in Kazakhastan.
9. America, Russian, China, Britain and France are the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
11. Infant mortality rates of these countries are as follows Sri Lanka 14, China 27, India 74 and Vietnam Hence India’s IMR is highest
12. The army officers of Bhutan get training at/by Indian Military Raining Team (IMTRAT).
13. Post-Cold War, India has an improved interest in South East Asia. India has to compete against a formidable rival, China, on many fronts.India depends largely on itself on promoting its Look East Policy, having the need to compete against a great regional rival, China.
14. Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for the Indian Army. Pinaka used during the Kargil war. Nag is the fourth generation anti-tank missile developed by the DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). Lakshya is an Indian remotely piloted aircraft developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) of DRDO. Indian Air force had received the aircraft in September 1999 and Indian Navy received its first deliveries in November 2000.
15. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi led India to its first overseas Test victory and first overseas series victory – against New Zealand in 1967/68 season.