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Q1. A drug which helps in controlling fever is

(a) Ibuprofen

(b) Penicillin

(c) Paracetamol

(d) Corticosteroid


Q2.  Which one of the following is used for dating very old objects of archaeological importance?

(a) Phosphorus

(b) Tritium

(c) Radium

(d) Carbon


Q3.  One property of ammonia is

(a) it is insoluble in water.

(b) It is an odourless gas.

(c) It is a yellowish gas

(d) Its aqueous solution turns red litmus blue


Q4. The temperature which has the same reading on both Fahrenheit and Celsius scales is

(a) 40°

(b) 40°

(c) 34°

(d) 140°


Q5. The precursor for Vitamin D

(a) Folic acid

(b) cholesterol

(c) thaimine

(d) Ascorbic acid


Q6. Consider the following statements:

1.Indian ministry of Environment and Forests proposes a 300 crore Cheetah Reproduction Project to translocate this exotic African species from Namibia to Palpur-Kuna Sanctuary in MP,

2.As per the proposal each cheetah will cost Rs 2 crore when total budget for Project tiger is only 80 crores for 600 National Parks and Sanctuaries.

3. Other countries are spending huge amounts to protect foreign species introduced in their habitats like European rabbits in Australia and Indian Tahr in South Africa.

4.India has taken a questionable decision to introduce cheetah, an alien exotic species, into its biosphere -a proposition shunned by Wildlife experts.

Which of the above statements are correct?

(a) 1,2

(b) 1,2,3

(c) 1,2,4

(d) 1,2,3,4


Q7. The end of the Swadeshi Movement saw most of its leaders disappear from the nationalist scene:

 B.G. Tilak went to Mandalay Jail

Aurobindo Ghosh took temporary retirement from politics

B.C. Pal went abroad

Lajpat Rai was implicated in a revolutionary conspiracy case.

Select the code for correct statements:

(a) 1 and 2

(b) Only 1

(c) Only 3

(d) 3 and 4


Q8. The constitutional provisions of some of the government of India Acts were responsible for:

1 .J The Indian Councils Act of 1861 for the introductionof legislative councils for the provinces.

2.The Govt. of India Act of 1919 for the introduction of diarchy in the provinces

3.Morley-Minto Reforms of 1909 for the introduction of communal electorate.

4.The Govt. of India Act of 1935 for the introduction of provincial autonomy

Select the code for correct statements:

(a) 1 and 2

(b) Only 2

(c) 3 and 4

(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4


Q9. In terms of the election laws in India, electioneering ceases in a constituency at least

(a) 12 hours before the commencement of polling

(b) 24 hours before the commencement of polling

(c) 36 hours before the commencement of polling

(d) 48 hours before the closing hour of polling


Q10.  Which state witnessed a decrease in density of population in the decade 2001-11?

(a) Kerala

(b) Arunachal Pradesh

(c) Nagaland

(d) Mizoram


Q11. The importance of Nagarjunakonda Stupa is due to its beautiful panels, which illustrate episodes from the life of Buddha. Select the scene that is not so characteristic of the scenes depicted here.

(a) Gods praying to Bodhisattva to take birth on the earth

(b) Buddha’s entry into womb in the form of a white elephant

(c) Birth of Buddha under a flowering teak tree

(d) jd5 Unique representation of forest animals in a manner that seems as if the whole animal world turned out to worship Buddha.


Q12. Why radiologists do not take direct Xray photographs of intestine ?

(a) Intestines are affected by direct exposure to X-rays

(b) X-rays cannot cross intestine

(c) X-rays are not able to capture clear picture

(d) Even short exposure of X-rays causes cancer in intestine


Q13. xerophthalmia Is a deficiency disease caused by lack of

(a) Vitamin A

(b) Vitamin B

(c) Vitamin C

(d) Vitamin D


Q14. Naga Khasi and Garo hills are located in

(a) Purvanchal Ranges

(b) Karakoram Ranges

(c) Zaskar Ranges

(d) Himalaya Ranges


Q15. When was the first National Forest Policy issued by the Government of India ?

(a) 1952

(b) 1940

(c) 1942

(d) 1999


Q16. Who amidst the following was a wife of emperor Ashoka who in fluenced him?

(a) Chandalika

(b) Charulata

(c) Gautami

(d) Karuwaki


Q17. The main source of revenue for a State Government in India is

(a) Sales tax

(b) Excise duty

(c) Income tax

(d) Property tax


Q18. What is the minimum escape velocity of rocket to be launched into space?

(a) 5 Km Sec.

(b) 6 Km Sec.

(c) 11 Km. Sec.

(d) 15 Km. Sec.


Q19. The sensation of weightlessness in a spacecraft in an orbit is due to the

(a) absence of gravity outside

(b) acceleration in the orbit which is equal to the acceleration due to gravity outside

(c) presence of gravity outside but not inside the spacecraft

(d) fact that spacecraft in the orbit has ho energy


Q20. January 26 selected as the date for the inauguration of the Constitution because

(a) it was considered to be auspicious day

(b) on that day the Quit India Movement was started in 1942

(c) the Congress had observed it as the Independence Day in 1930

(d) None of these


            1 c       2 d       3 d       4 b       5 b       6 c       7 b       8 d       9 d       10 c     11 d     12 c     13 a     14 a     15 a            16 d     17 a     18 c     19 b     20 c

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