Q1. Consider the following statements:
1. Mahatma Ayyankali was a great social reformer from erstwhile Travancore, who fought against the caste discrimination.
2. He is known in history for his ‘walk for freedom’ as well as for ‘chaliyar riots’.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q2. With reference to the UT of Jammu and Kashmir, consider the following statements:
1. It falls in seismic zones IV and V, and hence there remains an apprehension of threat to life and property.
2. It has a legislature of its own, but is administered by an administrator appointed by the president.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q3. With respect to the recent ruling of the Supreme Court on The National Disaster Management Act, consider the following statements:
1. Under the act States are not empowered to override University Grants Commission exam guidelines in any situation.
2. The States can’t promote students on the sole basis of their internal assessment without taking exams.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q4. Which of the following countries borders Mediterranean Sea?
1. Turkey
2. Bulgaria
3. Malta
4. France
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 1, 3 and 4 only
(c) 1 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

Q5. Recently, which of the following regions has been declared as ‘wild polio-free’ by WHO?
(a) Asia
(b) South-East Asia
(c) Europe
(d) Africa

Q6. Recently, “Chunauti”- Next Generation Startup Challenge Contest, was launched to further boost startups and software products with special focus on Tier-II towns of the country. It was launched by
(a) Ministry of Education
(b) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
(c) Minister for Electronics and Information Technology
(d) NITI Aayog

Q7. Consider the following statements:
1. The Barn Owl is one of the most widely distributed birds in the world, found on all continents except Antarctica.
2. The Lakshadweep Administration had recently embarked on a project on Biological Control of Rodents by Using Barn Owls.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q8. With reference to the Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS), consider the following statements:
1. It was launched for the promotion of grid-connected and off-grid renewable energy in the country.
2. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is the nodal agency at the central level for its implementation.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q9. Pulakesin I is believed to be the real founder of the Chalukya dynasty of Badami. Chalukyan’s have greatly contributed to the Art and Culture of the Ancient India. Consider the following statements with respect to “Chalukya Dynasty of Badami”.
1. Pattadakal, also called Paṭṭadakallu or Raktapura, is a complex of 7th and 8th century CE Hindu and Jain temples in northern Karnataka, these are historically significant Chalukya Monuments.
2. Chalukyan form of temple architecture is a good example of the Vesara Style of Architecture.
Which of the Statements given above is/are correct?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q10. Which one among the following statements is NOT true with respect to the “Elastocaloric Effect” and “Elastocaloric Materials”?
(a) The elastocaloric effect occurs when stress is applied or removed, and a phase transformation is induced.
(b) Elastocaloric materials are solids capable of stress-induced reversible phase transformations during which latent heat is released or absorbed.
(c) It can be harnessed to create CFC free fridges and air-conditioners.
(d) All the above are true

Ques  Ans:
1-(c)
2-(a)
3-(b)
4-(b)
5-(d)
6-(c)
7-(c)
8-(a)
9-(c)
10-(d)