where they breed i.e., Pakistan. The attacks on school and then University recently exemplify Pakistan’s denial to support these terror organisations. Terror has supposedly brought India and Pakistan together as they were never before. Both the countries are facing the same problem. The solu­tion to this problem lies in their togetherness. The common people of both the countries are sufferers especially those sitting on the borders.
They would not want a war which disrupts their livelihoods and keeps them on tenterhooks. The little kids who died in the attack on a school in Pakistan never knew what the dispute was and yet they were made a scapegoat of communal politics. Think of this practically. If you have an initiating neighbour, would you fight with him and kill him or try to strike a chord with him ? Of course, you will opt for the latter course of action. Situations can be bettered with talks on peace and harmony and not upgrading your arms and ammunition and losing it all in a minute which took years to become operational.


:—– Mental Exerciii
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  • Which of the following pairs is mismatched ?
  • Kaushitaki—Rig Veda
  • Taitteriya—Yajur Veda
  • Gopath—Atharva Veda
  • Aitereya—Sam Veda
  1. Which of the following is not a Vyakaran literature ?
  • Asthadhyayi
  • Mahabhashya
  • Shatpath
  • Nirukta
  1. Consider the List-I and List-II and choose the correct code given below:


  • Megasthenese
  • Al-beruni
  • HiuenTsang
  • Pliny


  1. Tehkik-i-Hind
  2. Su-yu-ki
  3. Indica
  4. Natural History


(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 3 1 2 4
(B) 1 3 2 4
(C) 3 1 4 2
(D) 1 2 3 4


  1. Which of the following inscrip­tions gives information about the Rigvedic Indian gods like Indra, Varan and Mitra ?
  • The inscription of Bogaz Kui
  • Mehrauli Pillar inscription
  • Bhikari Pillar inscription
  • None of the above
  1. Which of the following was not regarded as a pre-historic period by historians ?
  • Stone .A^ge
  • Bronze Age
  • Iron Age
  • Copper Age
  1. Which of the following religions strictly prohibited the use of scent ?
  • Jainism
  • Buddhism
  • Confucianism
  • Islam
  1. Consider the List-I and List-II and choose the correct code given below:


(a) Kapila (b) Patanjali
(c) Gautam (d) Kanada

  1. Vaishesika 2. Nyaya
  2. Yoga   Sankhya


(a)       (b)         (c)      (d)

  • 4 3        2           1
  • 4 3        1           2
  • 2 3        4           1
  • 1 2        3           4
  1. Put the following historical monuments in correct chronolo­gical order of construction:
  2. Qutub Minar
  3. Dilwara Temples
  • Taj Mahal
  1. Red Fort
  • H-1-III-IV
  • I – II – III – IV
  1. Which of the following state­ments is not correct about the Pitt’s India Act, 1784 ?
  • The government of India was placed under the governor general and a council of three
  • Madras and Bombay pre­sidencies were to be subordinate to the presidency of Bengal
  • High Courts were set up at Calcutta, Madras and Bombay
  • The governor general and councils were not allowed to declare a war without the order of the directors
  1. Which of the following princely states was not annexed by Lord Dalhousie under the ‘Doctrine of Lapse’ principle ?
  • Dholpur (B) Jhansi (C) Satara (D) Nagpur
  1. Sati Pratha was declared illegal


  • Lord William Bentinck
  • Lord Curzon
  • Lord Wellesley
  • Lord Cornwalis
  1. Which of the following pairs is mismatched ?
  • Indigo Revolt—Bihar
  • Mopla Revolt—Kerala
  • Kukis Movement—Rajasthan
  • Paharia         Revolt—Uttara­khand of Uttar Pradesh
  1. Who is considered the father of the Indian Constitution ?
  • B. R. Ambedkar
  • N. Rau

(CJ Dr. Sachidanand Sinha

  • Rajendra Prasad
  1. Which of the following terms w»s/were not the part of original preamble of Indian Constitu­tion ?
  • Socialist and Secular
  • Fraternity
  • Justice and Liberty
  • Sovereign and Democratic
  1. The Indian Constitution provides the constitution of both the Union and the Units. The term Units denote—
  • Only the States
  • Only the Union Territories
  • The States and Union Territories
  • None of the above
  • Which of the following writs pertains to order a public or quasi-public legal person to perform his or her duty ?


  • Habeas Corpus
  • Mandamus
  • Warranto
  • Certiorari
  1. Which of the following is not a normal session of Parliament ?
  • The Budget Session
  • The Summer Session
  • The Monsoon Session
  • The Winter Session
  1. The dissolution of Lok Sabha does not affect—
  • A Bill that originated in the Rajya Sabha and is with Lok Sabha and the President calls upon it to do so
  • Rajya Sabha passes a resolution by simple majority that it is necessary in national interest
  • Speaker certifies the need
  • There is a national emer­gency
  1. Which of the following is not appointed by the Governor of the State ?
  • Judges of the High Court
  • Chief Minister
  • Chairman of the State Public Service Commission
  • Advocate-General of the State
  1. Phobos and Deimos are satellites of—
  • Saturn (B) Jupiter
  • Mars (D) Pluto
  1. Which of the following state­ments is wrong about lime­stone ?
  • It is composed of mineral cacite and aragonite which are different forms of calcium car­bonate
  • Limestone may be formed from skeletons of corals and foraminifera
  • Limestone is a sedimentary rock easily soluble in water
  • It is insoluble in water
  1. Which of the following is mis­matched ?
  • Semeru Volcano—Indonesia
  • Cotopaxi Volcano—gquador
  • Etma Volcano—Italy
  • Kilimanjaro—Cango


  • is measured by sling


  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Pressure
  • Wind Velocity
  • is the largest ocean of


  • Indian Ocean
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Arctic Ocean
  1. Which of the following com­pounds is the most abundant in sea water ?
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Magnesium Sulphate
  1. Which of the following passes is in Jammu and Kashmir ?

(A) Banihal pass (B) Jelep La (C) Nathu La (D) Shenkota

  1. Eight Degree Channel forms the

boundary between…… and………

  • Lakshadweep and Maidive Island
  • Sri Lanka and India
  • Jamaica and Haiti
  • Dominica and St. Lucia
  1. Siwaliks is also known as—
  • Dundwa range
  • Churia Muria hills
  • Mishmi hills
  • All of the above
  1. ‘Sundari’ trees are part of—
  • Tropical Wet Evergreen Vegetation
  • Tropical Dry Deciduous Vegetation


  • Littoral Vegetation
  • Tropical Dry Evergreen Vegetation
  1. Which of the following is not correctly matched ?
  • Kaziranga—Assam
  • Intanki—Arunachal Pradesh
  • Ngengpui—Mizoram
  • Periyar—Kerala
  1. Which of the following is known as the ‘Indian Wild Ass San­ctuary’ ?
  • Little Rann of Kutch
  • Kaziranga
  • Bori
  • Tadoba
  1. Which of the following is the latest health problem of many countries of the world ?
  • Zika Virus infection
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • AIDS
  • Ebola virus disease
  1. Which of the following infections is also known as bird flu ?
  • Avian Influenza
  • Psittacosis infection
  • Chlamydophila psittaci infection
  • None of the above
  1. DOTS is associated with the prevention and treatment of—
  • Malaria
  • Gastroentritis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Encephalitis
  1. Which of the following is a waterborn disease ?

(A) Filariasis (B) Malaria (C) Cholera (D) Measles

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