Licchavi Lyceum


Licchavi Lyceum

BPSC Test 10

Table of Contents


#1. In the following which is fundamental physical quantity?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Quantities that can not be expressed in other physical quantity is known as a fundamental quantity. As per International Standard, there are 7 fundamental quantities as shown below:

  1. Length (meter)
  2. Mass (kilogram)
  3. Time (second)
  4. Electric current (ampere)
  5. Thermodynamic temperature (kelvin)
  6. Amount of substance (mole)
  7. Luminous intensity (candela)

Besides these seven fundamental units, two supplementary units are defined. They are for plane angle and solid angle. The unit for plane angle is Radian with the symbol rad and the unit for solid angle is steradian with symbol sr.

#2. An example of longitudinal wave is

Ans: (B)

Solution: The Longitude wave vibrates in the direction of its Motion back and forth. Sound is Longitudinal wave.


#3. Dispersion of light is possible by

Ans: (A)

Solution: Lens Changes the Refraction Angle, Mirror reflects the Light and Prism has the potential to disperse the Light wave.

Note: The phenomenon of splitting of visible light into its component colors is called dispersion.

Dispersion of Light
Dispersion of Light

Do you know which component of Light has the Maximum Energy or Maximum Frequency? 

Its Violet. Violet waves has the maximum energy because they have the shortest wavelength and the highest frequency in the visible light spectrum.

#4. At which temperature, the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales coincides?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Formula for Fahrenheit to Celsius conversion is

F= (9/5)XC +32

or, F – 9/5F = 32 (taking F=C)
or, (-4/5)F = 32
or, F = -(32X5)/4
or, F = – 40

Hence, -40 Degree C corresponds to -40 Fahrenheit


#5. The power of lens is measured in

Ans: (D)

Solution: Power of the Lens is measured in Dioptre.

The Numerical Value of Power of the Lens (Dioptre) is equal to (1/f), where f is the Focal Length of the Lens. The positive Value of Dioptre shows Convex Lens and the Negative Value shows the Concave Lens.

How will you calculate the Power of the Diode in case two Lenses are joined together?

1/f = (1/f1) (1/f2), where f1 and f2 are the focal length.

#6. To diagnose the medical conditions, MRI technique is used. Which is not used in MRI?

Ans: (B)

Solution: MRI uses a powerful magnetic field, radiofrequency pulses, and a computer to produce detailed pictures of internal body structures. MRI does not use radiation (x-rays).

#7. When a sound wave goes from one medium to another, the quantity that remains unchanged is

Ans: (A)

Solution: When a Sound Wave goes from one medium to another, the frequency remains unchanged.

But why so? 

When a particle travels from one medium to other its amplitude increases on decreases. Further, as the velocity depends on the nature of medium, so velocity also changes. Since velocity changes, wavelength also changes. But the frequency, which is the number of cycles per second remains same.

#8. Light-year is a unit of

Ans: (B)

Solution: Light year is the unit of distance. It is the distance light travels in one year. Numerically it is 300,000 kilometers per second.

#9. Which particle is free of charge?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Neutron has no charge.


#10. Ohm meter is unit of

Ans: (C)

Solution: The SI unit of electrical conductivity is siemens per metre (S/m). The SI unit of electrical resistivity is the ohm-meter (Ω-m).

#11. The chemical formula for Sapphire (Ruby)

Ans: (A)

Solution: Scientifically, rubies and sapphires are simply varieties of corundum, a crystalline form of aluminum oxide (Al2O3), with impurities or trace elements such as iron, titanium, or chromium.

#12. The quality of petrol is expressed by

Ans: (B)

Solution: Ignition quality of petrol is expressed by octane number and that of diesel by cetane number.


#13. Which of the following has highest melting point?

Ans: (A)

Solution: Boron has the melting point of 2,076 °C. This is the highest among the given options.

#14. An example of antibiotic medicine is

Ans: (D)

Solution: Penicillins are a group of antibiotics used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections.

#15. The major component of CNG is

Ans: (D)

Solution: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), is natural gas under pressure. The main component of CNG is Methane.

#16. The component(s) of acid rain is/are

Ans: (D)

Solution: Sulfuric Acid and Nitric Acid are the main components of acid rain.

#17. The chemical formula for heavy water is

Ans: (C)

Solution: The chemical formula for heavy water is D20.

Use of Heavy Water: Heavy Water is used as a primary coolant to transport heat generated by the fission reaction to secondary coolant in Nuclear Power Plants.

#18. The pH value of water is

Ans: (B)

Solution: Water is a neutral solution and its PH value is 7.

#19. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2019 was awarded for the development of

Ans: (C)

Solution: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to three scientists who developed lithium-ion batteries, which have revolutionized portable electronics.

#20. Natural rubber is a polymer of

Ans: (A)

Solution: Natural rubber is a polymer of Isoprene.

#21. The chemical used for destroying fungi in water tank is

Ans: (D)

Solution: Copper sulfate is used as a fungicide, algaecide in both agriculture and non-agricultural settings.

#22. Which of the following is not component of chlorophyll

Ans: (A)

Solution: Magnesium is the main element present in chlorophyll, Calcium is not present in Chlorophyll.

#23. Water in plants is transported by

Ans: (A)

Solution:  The xylem distributes water and dissolved minerals upward through the plant, from the roots to the leaves.

The phloem carries food downward from the leaves to the roots.

#24. During photosynthesis, green plants absorb

Ans: (D)

Solution: Photosynthesis is the process by which green plants transform light energy into chemical energy.

During photosynthesis, light energy is captured and used to convert water, carbon dioxide, and minerals into oxygen and energy-rich organic compounds.

#25. Oxygen is absent in

Ans: (D)

Solution: The formula of kerosene is C12H26−C15H32. There is no oxygen in it.

#26. The source of the enzyme 'lipase' is

Ans: (B)

Solution: Lipase is produced primarily in the pancreas and is not found in food.

#27. BCG vaccine is used for the prevention of

Ans: (C)
Solution: The BCG vaccine is made from a weakened strain of TB bacteria.

#28. Which hormone is produced by pancreas?

Ans: (B)

Solution: The pancreas produces 2 antagonistic hormones to control blood sugar: glucagon and insulin. The alpha cells of the pancreas produce glucagon. Glucagon raises blood glucose levels by stimulating the liver to metabolize glycogen into glucose molecules and to release glucose into the blood.

#29. Which among the following help a circulation of blood?

Ans: (A)

Solution: Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell. They play an important role in your immune system, helping your body fight off infection. Lymphocytes helps in the circulation of blood.

#30. Angora wool is extracted from

Ans: (A)

Solution: Angora hair or Angora fibre refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora rabbit.

#31. Ancestral village of Kamala Harris is situated in which district of Tamil Nadu?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Kamala Devi Harris is an American politician and attorney who is the 49th and current vice president of the United States. Her ancestral village is Tiruvarur in Tamil Nadu.

#32. Where is Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary located?

Ans: (A)

Solution: Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is an estuarine mangrove habitat, which is declared as the bird sanctuary, and located along the Mandovi River, in Goa.

#33. Which portal has been launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to improve the education system in India?

Ans: (B)

Solution: Union Human Resource Development Ministry launched a web portal ‘Shagun’, which links over 15 lakh schools across the country to provide all the information on school education.

Shala Gunvatta (Shagun) Portal is a twin track approach to monitor progress of implementation of the various components while also capturing and sharing of best practices from States and UTs.

#34. Rupsi Airport is situated in which State of India?

Ans: (B)

Solution: Rupsi Airport is an airport located in Rupsi situated at Kokrajhar district near the border of Dhubri district of Assam.

#35. Which State in India has enacted a law to make wearing of facial masks compulsory?

Ans: (A)

Solution: The Rajasthan assembly passed a bill to make wearing face masks mandatory at public places.

#36. Beej Bachao Andolan (Save the Seed) was started in which State?

Ans: (B)

Solution: The ‘Beej Bachao Andolan’, also called, ‘Save the Seed Movement’ was started by the farmers with the help of an activist named Vijay Jardhari in Uttarakhand in the early 1980s.

#37. Prevention of cruelty to animals is listed in which List of the Indian Constitution?

Ans: (C)

Solution: “Prevention of cruelty to animals” is listed as entry 17 in the Concurrent list (List-III) given in the Constitution of India which means a law on the subject matter can be made by States as well as Centre governments.

#38. Khetri Mines situated in Rajasthan is famous for

Ans: (A)

Solution: Khetri Nagar, well known for its Copper Project.

#39. Who is the Chairman of Competition Commission of India?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Ashok Kumar Gupta is the current chairman of CCI.

Note: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is the chief national competition regulator in India. It is a statutory body within the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and is responsible for enforcing the Competition Act, 2002 in order to promote competition and prevent activities that have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in India.

The CCI looks into cases and investigate it if the same has negative impact on competition.


#40. When is National Statistics Day celebrated in India?

Ans: (C)

Solution: The Statistics Day is celebrated in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis. It is celebrated on 29th June.

#41. Addu Atoll are situated in which ocean?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Addu Atoll, also known as Seenu Atoll, is the southernmost atoll of the Maldives.

The definition of an atoll is a ring shaped coral reef, or close coral islands that enclose or almost enclose a lagoon.

#42. India has Free Movement Regime with which country?

Ans: (A)

Solution: The India–Myanmar border has a Free Movement Regime (FMR) which allows tribes living along the border to travel 16 km across either side of the border without visa restrictions.

#43. The first Informal Summit between India and China was held at

Ans: (B)

Solution: India and China reiterated the consensus reached during the first Informal Summit in Wuhan, China in April 2018, that India and China are factors for stability in the current international landscape and that both side will prudently manage their differences and not allow differences on any issue to become disputes

#44. Who amongst the following is NOT a Member of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership?

Ans: (D)

Solution: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a free trade agreement among the Asia-Pacific nations of Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

#45. India holds 2+2 Meeting with which country?

Ans: (D)

Solution: India has 2 2 talks with the US, Japan and Australia. 

#46. What is Track 1.5 Diplomacy?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Track 1.5 dialogues are conversations that include a mix of government officials—who participate in an unofficial capacity—and non-governmental experts, all sitting around the same table. On the other hand, track 2 diplomacy brings together unofficial representatives on both sides, with no government participation.

#47. Mekong Gangs Cooperation was launched in 2000 at

Ans: (A)

Solution: The Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC) is an initiative by six countries – India and five ASEAN countries, namely, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam for cooperation in tourism, culture, education, as well as transport and communications.

#48. Which country has Sister-State Relationship with Ahmedabad?

Ans: (D)

Solution: In November 2016, India and Japan signed a sister-state relationship.

#49. Who has become New Zealand's first Minister of Indian origin?

Ans: (A)

Solution: Priyanka Radhakrishnan became New Zealand’s first-ever Indian-origin minister.

#50. Who publishes the World Economic Outlook Index?

Ans: (C)

Solution: The World Economic Outlook (WEO) is a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that analyzes key parts of the IMF’s surveillance of economic developments and policies in its member countries.

#51. Nepal's first Transnational Petroleum Pipeline starts from which place in Bihar?

Ans: (A)

Solution: The landmark pipeline will ensure smooth, cost effective and environment friendly supply of petroleum products to Nepal. The 69 kms long pipeline from Motihari in Bihar to Amlekhgunj in Nepal has been constructed by India.

#52. First Integrated Checkpost in Bihar was set up in

Ans: (C)

Solution: The first integrated check post of the countries was built at Raxaul-Birgunj in 2018.

#53. The Headquarters of International Boxing Federation is in

Ans: (C)

Solution: It is located in Springfield, New Jersey.

#54. Shane Watson has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He played for which of the following teams?

Ans: (B)

Solution: Shane Robert Watson is an Australian former cricketer, and occasional captain in all formats, who has played for Australia’s national cricket team.

#55. India's first Dolphin Observatory is being built in

Ans: (C)

Solution: Bihar government is setting up India’s first observatory for the mammals in Bhagalpur district. Construction at the Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary (VGDS). 

#56. Bihar's first Ramsar Site is located in

Ans: (A)

Solution: Kabar Taal wetland in Bihar has been declared the first Ramsar Site in the state.

#57. Who are the Champions FIDE first ever Online Chess Olympiad, 2020?

Ans: (D)

Solution: India and Russia were the Champions FIDE first ever Online Chess Olympiad, 2020.

#58. Who is the Winner of the Italian Grand Prix, 2020?

Ans: (B)

Solution: The race was the eighth round in the 2020 Formula One World Championship. The race was won by Pierre Gasly of AlphaTauri-Honda.

#59. Who hosted the event called One More Thing?

Ans: (D)

Solution: One More Thing is a reference to a practice that started in 1999, where Steve Jobs would leave (often quite big) announcements to the end of a presentation.

#60. Who is the author of I Am No Messiah?

Ans: (B)

Solution : I Am No Messiah is a memoir written by Indian actor and social worker Sonu Sood, and co-written by Meena Iyer.

#61. The first Human Fossil was found from which River Valley of India?

Ans: (C)

Solution: On December 5, 1982, on the banks of the Narmada at Madhya Pradesh’s Hathnora village, geologist Arun Sonakia stumbled upon the fossil discovery of a human ancestor.

#62. The first Empire was established by which ruler in India?

Ans: (A)

Solution: Chandragupta Maurya would become the first emperor to unify India into one state, creating one of the world’s largest empires in its time, and the largest ever in the Indian subcontinent.

#63. The oldest sculpture of Buddha is made in which style?

Ans: (A)

Solution: Gandhara art, style of Buddhist visual art that developed in what is now northwestern Pakistan and eastern Afghanistan between the 1st century BCE and the 7th century CE.

#64. In which inscription, Kalinga Victory is mentioned?

Ans: (E)

Solution: “It was mentioned in Rock Edict No. 13 in Shahbazgarhi and Manasera. Ashoka regarded conquest by the dharma as best conquest. He also directed his sons and grandsons to regard the conquest through the dharma, the law of justice.

#65. Who started Public Distribution System in Sultanate period?

Ans: (A)

Solution: Alauddin Khilji sultan introduced “rationing system” in India.

#66. Which famous war took place in 1565 AD?

Ans: (D)

Solution: The Battle of Talikota (23 January 1565) was a watershed battle fought between the Vijayanagara Empire and an alliance of the Deccan sultanates.

#67. Who promulgated Din-e-ilahi ?

Ans: (B)

Solution: Din-i Ilahi, “the religion of God,” was a system of religious beliefs introduced by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1582 CE. His idea was to combine Islam and Hinduism into one faith, but also to add aspects of Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Jainism.

#68. Ashta Pradhan was helping in Administration of which ruler?

Ans: (E)

Solution: Ashta Pradhan was a council of eight ministers that administered the Maratha empire. It was an administrative and advisory council set up in 1674 by the Maratha leader Shivaji.

#69. Who was the first Governor General of India?

Ans: (E)

Solution: The first Governor-General in India (of Bengal) was Warren Hastings. 

#70. Who was the founder of British Empire in India?

Ans: (C)

Solution: The Battle of Plassey was a decisive victory of the British East India Company over the Nawab of Bengal and his French allies on 23 June 1757, under the leadership of Robert Clive.

#71. Where from the revolution of 1857 started?

Ans: (D)

Solution: The rebellion began on 10 May 1857 in the form of a mutiny of sepoys of the Company’s army in the garrison town of Meerut, 40 mi northeast of Delhi.

#72. Who was the leader of Munda Revolt?

Ans: (B)

Solution: Birsa Munda an Indian tribal freedom fighter belonged to Munda tribe. He was responsible for Munda Rebellion that arose in Jharkhand and Bihar.

#73. Who established the "Arya Samaj"?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati was an Indian philosopher, social leader and founder of the Arya Samaj, a reform movement of the Vedic dharma.

#74. Who was to receive first Bharat Ratna?

Ans: (D)

Solution: S. Radhakrishnan was the first person to receive the Bharat Ratna.

#75. Which city of Bihar is surrounded by five hills?

Ans: (E)

Solution: The Rajgir Hills lie near the city of Rajgir, is surrounded by five hills named Ratnagiri, Vipulachal, Vaibhavagiri, Songiri and Udaygiri. It is an important Buddhist, Hindu and Jain pilgrimage site.

#76. The first President of India Rajendra Prasad belonged to which State?

Ans: (A)

Solution: Rajendra Prasad was an Indian independence activist, lawyer, scholar and subsequently, the first president of India. He was from Bihar.

#77. The 16th Session of bihari Student Conference was held at

Ans: (A)

Solution: The 16th session of the Bihar Students Conference was held at Hazaribag in 1921.

#78. The oldest culture from Chirand of Bihar is

Ans: (C)

Solution: The first Neolithic culture in the Ganga valley was found at Chirand on the left bank Ganga in the Saran district near the confluence of Ganga and Ghagra.

#79. Baba Thakur Das established which Society in Patna?

Ans: (B)

Solution: ‘Baba Thakur Das’ established the ‘Ramkrishna Society‘ at Patna in 1906-07.

#80. Who was the first Governor of Bihar after Independence?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Jairamdas Daulatram was the first governor of Bihar.

#81. Niagara Falls in North America is located between

Ans: (D)

Solution: Niagara Falls consists of two waterfalls on the Niagara River, which marks the border between New York and Ontario, Canada. 

It is located between Lake Ontarie and Lake Erie.

#82. One of the following pairs is a mismatch. Find it.

Ans: (E)

#83. Which of the following is not a coalfield of Germany?

Ans: (B)

Solution: Lorraine is a cultural and historical region in Northeastern France.

#84. Name the city of Russia that is known as 'Venice of North'

Ans: (B)

Solution: St Petersburg is often called the Venice of the North.

#85. Pyrenees mountain ranges separate the countries?

Ans: (A)

Solution: The Pyrenees are a mountain range between France and Spain.

#86. Chandra and Bhaga rivers in india flow through the region

Ans: (C)

Solution: The river Chenab (or Chandra Bhaga) is formed after the two streams the Chandra and the Bhaga merge with each other. The Chandra and the Bhaga originate from the south-west and north-west faces of Barelacha pass respectively in the Himalayan canton of Lahul and Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh.

#87. Rana Pratap Sagar Hydro-electrical Project on Chambal River is located in the State of

Ans: (B)

Solution: The Ranapratap Sagar Dam is a gravity masonry dam built on the Chambal River at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan in India.

#88. Bharmour tribal region is located in

Ans: (B)

Solution: Bharmour is the ancient capital of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh, India.

#89. Jawaharlal Nehru Port is located in the State of

Ans: (D)

Solution: The Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP), a natural major port of India, is situated in Thane creek on the west coast of Maharashtra.

#90. Which State of India is the largest producer of copper?

Ans: (A)

Solution: Madhya Pradesh is the largest producer of Copper.

#91. Pahalgam in Kashmir is located on the bank of river

Ans: (C)

Solution: Lidder river originates from Kolhoi Glacier near Sonamarg and gives rise to Lidder Valley.

#92. Dandakaranya region lies in the State of

Ans: (E)

Solution: The Dandakaranya includes parts of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh states.

#93. Which of the following is not a cattle breed of Rajasthan?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Hallikar is a breed of cattle native to the state of Karnataka, India.

#94. How many districts of Bihar had less than 10 lakhs population in 2011 ?

Ans: (B)

Solution: Three districts of Bihar has less than 10 lakh population.

#95. Which one of the following cereals has the highest per hectare yield in Bihar?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Maize has the highest yield in Bihar. Bihar has a high maize productivity of 3,904 kg/ha, more than the national average of 2,889kg/ha.

#96. Leading fish producer districts of Bihar are

Ans: (B)

Solution: Madhubani and Darbhanga are the largest fish producer in Bihar.

#97. The top ranking pulses in terms of acreage in Bihar are

Ans: (C)

Solution: The top ranking pulses in terms of acreage in Bihar are Moong and Masoor.

#98. The leading sugarcane productivity district of Bihar is

Ans: (A)

Solution: The leading sugarcane productivity district of Bihar is West Champaran.

#99. The largest canal irrigated area in Bihar lies in the district of

Ans: (C)

Solution: The largest canal irrigated area in Bihar lies in the district of Rohtas.

#100. Name the districts of Bihar which has the lowest rural female literacy rate is 2001 and 2011 respectively?

Ans: (D)

Solution: Kishanganj and Saharsa are the districts of Bihar which has the lowest rural female literacy rate.

#101. Who was the Second Muslim President of the Indian National Congress?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Rahimtullah M Sayani was the second Muslim to serve as president after Badruddin Tyabji.

#102. The First Session of Constituent Assembly was held on

Ans: (A)

Solution: on 9 December 1946 the Assembly began its first session, with 211 members attending. By early 1947, representatives of the Muslim League and princely states joined, and the Assembly approved the draft constitution on 26 November 1949.

#103. Electoral College for the election of the President of India consists of

Ans: (D)

Solution: The President of India is elected by the Members of an Electoral College consisting of

(a) the elected members of both Houses of Parliament and

(b) the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of the States including National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry

#104. What constitutes the definition of Money Bill under Article 110 of the Indian constitution?

Ans: (E)

Solution: Money Bills: Article 110 of the Constitution deals with the definition of money bills; it states that a bill is deemed to be a money bill if it contains ‘only’ provisions dealing with all or any of the following matters:

  1. The imposition, abolition, remission, alteration or regulation of any tax;
  2. The regulation of the borrowing of money by the Union government;
  3. The custody of the Consolidated Fund of India or the contingency fund of India, the payment of moneys into or the withdrawal of money from any such fund;
  4. The appropriation of money out of the Consolidated Fund of India;
  5. Declaration of any expenditure charged on the Consolidated Fund of India or increasing the amount of any such expenditure;
  6. The receipt of money on account of the Consolidated Fund of India or the public account of India or the custody or issue of such money, or the audit of the accounts of the Union or of a state; or
  7. Any matter incidental to any of the matters specified above.

#105. The supreme court's judgement of Indra Sawhney Vs. Union of India case is related to which issue?

Ans: (A)

Solution: The judgement upheld the ceiling of 50 per cent quotas in government job, emphasized the concept of “social backwardness”, and prescribed 11 indicators to ascertain backwardness.

#106. To be recognised as the Nation Party in India, a party must have secured at least how much percentage of votes in the previous election?

Ans: (D)

Solution: Conditions for Recognition as a National Party: A party is recognised as a national party if any of the following conditions is fulfilled:

  1. If it secures six per cent of valid votes polled in any four or more states at a general election to the Lok Sabha or to the legislative assembly; and, in addition, it wins four seats in the Lok Sabha from any state or states; or
  1. If it wins two per cent of seats in the Lok Sabha at a general election; and these candidates are elected from three states; or
  1. If it is recognised as a state party in four states.

#107. What is the object of Cut Motion?

Ans: (C)

Solution: Cut Motions are the motions to reduce the demand for grant. Such motions are of three kinds:

(a) Policy Cut Motion:  It represents the disapproval of the policy underlying the demand. It states that the amount of the demand be reduced to Re 1. The members can also advocate an alternative policy.

(b) Economy Cut Motion:  It represents the economy that can be affected in the proposed expenditure. It states that the amount of the demand be reduced by a specified amount. 

(c) Token Cut Motion: It ventilates a specific grievance that is within the sphere of responsibility of the Government of India. It states that the amount of the demand be reduced by Rs 100.

#108. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List I List II
a. Formation of Village Panchayat 1. Article 44
b. Uniform Civil Code 2. Article 48
c. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry 3. Article 50
d. Separation of Judiciary from executive 4. Article 51
e. Promotion of International Peace 5. Article 40

Ans: (D)


  • A Gram Panchayat is formed by the members elected by the people of a village: Article 40
  • Uniform Civil Code: Article 44
  • Organisation of agriculture and animal husbandry: Article 48
  • State shall take steps to separate the judiciary from the executive: Article 50
  • Promote international peace and security: Article 51 

Hence, there is no correct match.

#109. Which of the following Constitutional Amendment Acts restricted the the Council of Ministers to 15 percent of the total members of the Lok Sabha?

Ans: (C)

Solution: The 91st Constitution (Ninety-first Amendment) Act, 2003 restricted the total number of Ministers, including the Prime Minister, in the Council of Ministers. It put an upper cap of fifteen percent on the strength of cabinet.

#110. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the codes given below:

List I (Panchayati Raj Committee) List II (Year)
a. C. H. Hanumantha Rao 1. 1985
b. G.V. K Rao 2. 1986
c. Ashok Mehta 3. 1984
d. L. M singhvi 4. 1957
e. Balwant Rai Mehta 5. 1978

Ans: (D)


Ashok Mehta Committee (1978):

  1. It recommended for the two tier’ for of local governance in place of three tier form of governance.
  2. There should be participation by political parties at all levels.

L M Singhvi committee (1986): It talked about the constitutional safeguard to the local bodies.

GVK Rao Committee (1985): The emphasis was to strengthen the zila Parishad as the unit of planning at the district level.

Balwant Rai Mehta Committee (1957): There will be a three tier government Gram Panchayat at village level, Panchayat Samiti at the block level and Jila Parishad at the district level.


#111. Which of the following is not the method to calculate the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?

Ans: (B)

Solution: GDP can be measured in three different ways: the value added approach, the income approach (how much is earned as income on resources used to make stuff), and the expenditures approach (how much is spent on stuff).

#112. Which of the following offices or institutes releases data of the national income in India?

Ans: (C)

Solution: The correct answer is Central Statistical Organization.  But, the National Income Unit of the Central Statistical Organisation (C.S.O.) is nowadays entrusted with the measurement of national income.

#113. Which one is not true about AYUSHMAN SAHAKAR Scheme?

Ans: (A)

Solution: Ayushman Sahakar is a scheme to assist cooperatives to play an important role in the creation of healthcare infrastructure in the country

#114. In which budget, the Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT) was introduced in the Budget of India?

Ans: (A)

Solution: Commodities Transaction Tax (CTT) Commodities Transaction Tax (CTT) was introduced in the Finance Act 2013 and applicable with effect from 1st July, 2013.

It is introduced to tax the commodity trading in India where both parties—buyer & seller of contract is taxed depending on the amount of contract size. CCT is similar to the securities transaction tax (STT) levied on the purchase and sale of equities in the stock market.

#115. Which one is correct in the ascending order of HDI 2019 ranking of the following countries?

Ans: (B)

Solution: The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development.

Calculation of the index combines four major indicators: life expectancy for health, expected years of schooling for education and Gross National Income per capita for standard of living. Every year UNDP ranks countries based on the HDI report released in their annual report.

#116. When was gender budgeting initiated in India?

Ans: (A)

Solution: In 2005-06, India started releasing a gender budget along with its Union budget.

Gender Budgeting is concerned with gender-sensitive laws, programs, and schemes; resource allocation; implementation and execution; program and scheme audit and impact assessment; and follow-up remedial action to alleviate gender inequities.

#117. Which one is not the true statement about the PM Cares Fund?

Ans: (E)

Solution: PM CARES Fund is a public charitable trust. It has been set up keeping in mind the need for having a dedicated fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected.

Prime Minister is the ex-officio Chairman of the PM CARES Fund.

#118. Choose the correct sequence of the States of India, according to ascending order of rice production in the year 2018-19.

Ans: (E)

Solution: West Bengal is the largest rice producing state in India. Almost half of its arable land is under rice cultivation.

Uttar Pradesh comes 2nd in this list of the largest producer of paddy in India. States Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Tamil Nadu comes next. 

#119. Lowering the cash reserve ratio, it will have the following impact on the economy:

I. Banks will have higher leverage to liquidity.

II. The economy may see increased investment.

III. Supply of currency in the economy may broaden.

IV. Real investment rate may decline.

Select the correct code:

Ans: (E)

Solution: When CRR is reduced, more funds are available to banks for deploying in other businesses because they need to keep fewer amounts with RBI. This means that the banks would have more money to play and this leads to reduction of interest rates on Loans provided by the Banks.

Further, Industries will avail loan at cheaper rate and it will boost the investment in the economy.

The supply of money will also increase as banks will have more cash in their hands. Hence, S1, S2 and S3 are correct.

#120. According to the Reserve Bank of India, what was the total values of the Foreign Exchange Reserves of India in 2018-197

Ans: (D)

Solution: The current Forex reserves is $596.4 billion as per RBI data.

Of the $593.28 billion foreign exchange reserves held by India, $529.55 billion is in foreign currency assets, $40.57 billion is in gold, $18.20 billion in special drawing rights, which is an international reserve assets created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and $4.95 billion in reserve position in the IMF.

#121. What is the share of Bihar in the divisible pool of Central Taxes on the recommendation of the 15th Finance Commission?

Ans: (A)

Solution: For 2020-21, the Commission has recommended a total devolution of Rs 8,55,176 crore to the states, which is 41% of the divisible pool of taxes.

For Bihar, it is 10.06 Percent.

#122. What was the growth rate of Bihar economy at constant prices in the year 2018-19?

Ans: (D)

Solution: “The Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Bihar grew by 2.5 per cent in 2020-21, because of the impact of lockdown caused by COVID-19. But this performance is better than the national average, as Indian economy indeed shrank by 7.2 per cent in 2020-21.

The correct answer of the question is 10.53 percent, exam was conducted before the COVID Pandemic so growth rate was higher.

#123. The contribution of agricultural and allied sectors in the Gross State Value Added (GSVA) of Bihar State was____ in the financial year 2017-18.

Ans: (E)

Solution: In 2017-18, the sectors of Agriculture, Manufacturing, and Services contributed to 23%, 15%, and 62% of the State Gross Value Added (GSVA).

#124. What was the power capacity availability in the Bihar State in the year 2019?

Ans: (A)

Solution: The installed electricity generation capacity in Bihar was 6384.88 MW as of April 2020.

#125. For what food grain production, Bihar got the Krishi Karman Award, 2017-18?

Ans: (C)

Solution: The state got Krishi Karman Award for the first time in 2011-12 for good production of rice. Thereafter, the award was given for high production of wheat in 2012-13 and for maize in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

The Krishi Karman Award is one such initiative. The best performing Indian states in food grain production receive the Krishi Karman Awards, instituted in 2010-11. The objective (of the awards) was to encourage the different states to increase food grain production.

#126. In 1902, Lord Curzon appointed the University Commission including two Indian members. Who were they?

Ans: (D)

Solution: The Indian Universities Commission was appointed in 1902 by Lord Curzon to make recommendations for reforms in University education in India. Thomas Raleigh, Syed Hussain Belgrami and, Gurdas Banerjee were its members.

#127. Kunwar Singh entered Jagdishpur on

Ans: (A)

#128. Poona Sarvajanik Sabha was founded in

Ans: (B)

Solution: Poona Sarvajanik Sabha was founded by Mahadev Govind Ranade in 1870.

#129. How many Muslim delegates participated the Second Convention of the Indian National Congress?

Ans: (B)

Solution: First Session: Umesh Chandra Banerjee was the first president of Congress and the first session was attended by 72 delegates, representing each province of India. The session was attended by two Indian Muslims.

Second Session: The second session of the Congress took place under the leadership of Dadabhai Naoroji in Calcutta. The number of delegates had increased to 434. The number of Muslim participants were 33 in this session.



#130. The Champaran Movement was basically against

Ans: (B)

Solution: The Champaran Satyagraha was a peasants uprising, led by Mahatma Gandhi in the Champaran district of Bihar. The farmer’s in the region revolted against the British power against the imposed indigo cultivation between 1914 and 1916. Indigo was a cash crop.

#131. In 1904, the Golden League was established at Deoghar with the objective of boycotting the British and advancing the Swadeshi Movement in

Ans: (D)

Solution: The correct answer is Bihar.

Swadeshi Movement in Bihar: In 1904 “The Golden League” was established at Devghar with the objective of boycotting the British and advancing the Swadeshi Movement in Bihar.

#132. Which of the following was not objective of the Indian National Congress as pointed out by W. C. Banerjee in 1885?

Ans: (E)

Solution: In the presidential address of the first session of Indian National Congress held at Mumbai in December, 1885, W.C. Banerjee declared the following as the aim of the Indian National Congress:

To promote and consolidate the feeling of National unity
To formulate popular demands and present them before the government.
To bring together leaders from different parts of the country.
To train and organise public opinion in the country.

#133. Who founded Abhinav Bharat society in 1906 in London?

Ans: (A)

Solution: Abhinav Bharat Society was an Indian Independence secret society founded by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and his brother Ganesh Damodar Savarkar in 1904.

#134. All India Azad Dasta at Bakri ka Tapu was organized during the Quit India Movement by

Ans: (D)

Solution: This was the first covert activities by the revolutionaries during the Quit India Movement and was led by Jayaprakash Narayan.

#135. The Bihar Herald was started in 1872 by

Ans: (C)

Solution: The first English newspaper “The Bihar Herald” was started by Guru Prasad Sen in the year 1875.

#136. The Muslim League started its annual convention on regular basis from

Ans: (D)

Solution: Muslim League was a political party established in 1906 in British India. The first session of the party was held in Karachi in 1907. Muhammad Ali Jinnah joined the league in 1913.

Regular sessions were held from 1925.

#137. Interim government under the leadership of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh was founded in Kabul with the support of Germany during the

Ans: (A)

Solution: On 1 December 1915 Pratap established the first Provisional Government of India at Kabul in Afghanistan as a government-in-exile of Free Hindustan.

Further, The Ghadar Movement was  founded by expatriate Indians to overthrow British rule in India. Ghadar party was the party which formed in the year 1913.

#138. The Tebhaga Movement was started in 1946 from Bengal under the leadership of

Ans: (B)

Solution: The demand of the Tebhaga movement was to reduce landlord share to one third. In many areas the agitations turned violent, and landlords fled,leaving parts of countryside.

The leaders of this movement were Kampram Singh and Bhavan Singh. The movement was led by the All India Kisan Sabha, the peasant wing of CPI.

#139. So long as this third power, i.e., England is here, our communal differences would keep on troubling us. Who said this?

#140. The Congress Socialist Party was founded in 1934 by

Ans: (C)

Solution: The Congress Socialist Party (CSP) was a socialist caucus within the Indian National Congress. It was founded in 1934 by Jayprakash Narayan, Rambriksh Benipuri, Basawon Singh, and Acharya Narendra Dev.

#141. Father is aged 3 times more than his son after 8 years, he would be two and half times of his son's age. after further 7 years, how many times would he be of his son's age?

#142. A stated a business with Rs. 48,000 B joined him after few months with an amount of Rs. 36,000. If the profit at the end of the year was divided into the ratio 2 : 1, after how many months B joined the business?

#143. The harmonic mean of the roots of the equation

(4+√5)x2)=(2+√(3)) x+6+3√3=0 is

#144. If the sum the first 11 terms of an arithmetic progression equals that of the first 19 terms, then the sum of first 30 terms will be

#145. Suppose n is an integer such that the sum of the digits of n is 2, and 10¹⁰ <n < 10¹¹, The number of different values for n is

#146. The numbers of units purchased by the persons X,Y and Z from three companies W, B and C are given in the following table with total cost and unit price:

Persons No. of units
purchased from
Total Cost
6 5 3
7 9 5
8 11 7
Unit Price n p r
what percent of total amount paid by X was paid for the units from company W?

#147. A milkman mixes 30 liters of water with 70 liters of milk. After selling one fourth of this mixture, he adds water to replenish the quantity that he has sold. What is the current proportion of water to milk?

#148. In lock and key factory, one machine produces only locks at the rate of 100 locks per minute and needs to be cleaned for 5 minutes after production of every 1000 locks Another machine produces only keys at the rate 75 keys per minute and needs to be cleaned for 10 minutes after production of every 1500 keys, If both the machines start production at the same time, what is the minimum duration in minutes required for producing 9000 pairs of locks and keys?

#149. Let y - (log2 x)3 - 6log2 x+12, x is positive number. Then the equation x^y = 256 has

#150. What will be the constant term in the expansion of (x + 1/x)^6 ?


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