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1. Consider the following statements:
1. The Himalayan subtropical pine forests are dominated by Chir trees
2. Himalayan subtropical broadleaf forests are dominated by the sal tree
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1
[B] Only 2
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
2. Consider the following:
1. Ellora Caves
2. Mahabalipuram Caves
3. Khajuraho Temple
Which among the following is the correct set of dynasties to which the above three are ascribed to?
[A] Rastrakuta, Pallava, Chandella
[B] Rastrakuta, Chola, Chandella
[C] Saatvahana, Pallava, Chandella
[D] Saatvahana, Chola, Chandella
3. What was / were the causes responsible for disintegration and collapse of Mughal Empire?
1. Apparently, no change in the theory of Kingship
2. Absence of rule of succession
3. Wrongful southern policy of the Mughals
4. Neglect of Navy / Sea power
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
[A] Only 1, 2 & 3
[B] Only 2, 3 & 4
[C] Only 1, 2 & 4
[D] 1, 2, 3 & 4
4. The doctrine of Adi Shankara:
1. says that supreme cosmic spirit is the one, the whole and the only reality
2. advocates the neti-neti approach
3. opposes Mimamsa school of thought
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1 is correct
[B] Only 1 & 2 are correct
[C] Only 2 & 3 are correct
[D] All are correct
5. The earliest evidence of existence of human in India was found in the _?
[A] Maikal Hills
[B] Indus Valley
[C] Narmada Valley
[D] Nallamala Hills
6.    Consider the following prehistoric sites with states where they are located:

  1. Didwana→ Rajasthan
  2. Sanganakallu→ Karnataka
  3. Uttarabaini→ Jammu & Kashmir

   Which of the above is/are correct?

[A] 1 & 3 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] 2 & 3 Only
[D] 1, 2 & 3
7. Consider the following statements:
1. Most of the Nuclear Power Reactors of India are Boiling Water Reactors
2. India has neither signed NPT nor CTBT
3. India has NOT signed an agreement in Civil Nuclear Cooperation with Argentina and Canada
Which among the above statements is / are correct?
[A] Only 1 & 2
[B] Only 2
[C] Only 2 & 3
[D] 1, 2 & 3
8. With reference to the astronomical bodies, what is the difference between Blue Galaxies and Red Galaxies?
[A] Blue Galaxies are those which are moving towards earth, while Red Galaxies are those which are moving away from earth
[B] Blue Galaxies are those which are still actively making new stars, while Red Galaxies are those which have stopped making new stars
[C] Blue Galaxies are those which rotate clockwise as seen from earth, while Red Galaxies are those which rotate anti-clockwise as seen from earth
[D] Blue Galaxies are those which have a black hole at their center, while Red Galaxies are those which have no black hole at their centre
9.    Consider the following differences between RBCs and WBCs:

  1. While RBCs do not have nucleus, WBCs have nucleus in them
  2. Life span of RBCs is higher than that of WBCs

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
10.   Consider the following statements about Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM):

  1. The department will work under the Union Finance Ministry
  2. It has been mandated to advise the Union Government in the matters of financial restructuring of PSUs 

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 Only
[B] 2 Only
[C] Both 1 & 2
[D] Neither 1 nor 2
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