Q1. Consider the following statements:
1. An employee whose 'pay' is more than Rs 15,000 a month at the time of joining, is not eligible for the benefits under the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) scheme.
2. The scheme covers every establishment in which 20 or more people are employed and certain organisations are covered, subject to certain conditions and exemptions even if they employ less than 20 persons each.
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 Prevention of Corruption Act, 2018 (PC Act), consider the following statements:
1. The act provides that any public servant who accepts from any person, any ‘undue advantage’, in lieu of performance of a public duty, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a minimum term of 3 years.
2. Commercial organisations are not kept within the domain of this act.
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. Which of the following items is/are part of the state list of the seventh schedule?
1. Prisons
2. Pilgrimages both within and outside India
3. Relief of disabled and unemployable            
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3


Q4. Consider the following statements:
1. The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and Serum Institute of India have engaged recently to develop SARS-CoV-2 neutralising monoclonal antibodies (mAbs).
2. Monoclonal antibodies are used to treat many diseases, including some types of cancer.         
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



Q5. The Poverty and Equity Briefs (PEBs) highlight poverty, shared prosperity and inequality trends for over 100 developing countries. The briefs are released twice a year for the Spring and Annual Meetings of the
(a) G-20 nations      
(b) UNSC members
(c) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
(d) World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund


Q6. With reference to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), consider the following statements:
1.  The statement "High-Risk Jurisdictions subject to a Call for Action" of FATF, identifies countries or jurisdictions with serious strategic deficiencies to counter money laundering, terrorist financing, and financing of proliferation.     
2.  The FATF monitors countries to ensure they implement the FATF Standards fully and effectively, and holds countries accountable, that do not comply.        
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


Q7. With reference to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), consider the following statements:
1. It is the world’s largest dedicated fund helping developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their ability to respond to climate change.     
2. It was set up by the World Bank at Rio de Janeiro in 1992, where the Earth summit was held.        
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 great personality in the educational field, Srinivasa Ramanujan, consider the following statements:
1.  As an honor to this great soul, 30th February is being celebrated as National Science Day, as declared by former Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh.    
2. Goldbach’s conjecture is an important illustration given by him.        
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. Consider the following statements with respect to the “Revolt of 1857” which is famously known in India’s First War of Independence.
1. The two of the other rebellions were the Paika Rebellion and the Santhal Rebellion that preceded the Revolt of 1857.
2. One of the important events that signalled the end of unfettered Company rule was the Great Allahabad Durbar of 1858.
Which of the Statements given above is/are incorrect?
(a) 1 only    
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q10. Which one among the following statements is incorrect with respect to the Caste Movements of India during the Colonial Rule?
(a)Kaivarta Movement was a famous movement of Maharashtra that later led to the formation of Satyashodhak Samaj.
(b) Nair Movement originated in Kerala by Nairs against the Namburi Brahmins.
(c) Formation of Justice Party Movement can seen as an outcome of the efforts of C.N. Mudaliar, T.M. Nair and P. Tyagraja Chetti.
(d) Namshudra Movement one of the early Caste Movement originated from Bengal.



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