Q1. Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  1. Cartosat-3 is India’s highest resolution civilian satellite.
  2.  PSLV-XL is a four stage expendable rocket powered by solid and liquid fuels alternatively. 

 Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

 (a) 1 only

(b)  2 only

 (c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Q2. Talley Valley wildlife sanctuary, sometimes seen in the news, is located in which of the following states?

(a) Arunachal Pradesh

(b) Mizoram

(c) Tamil Nadu

(d) Sikkim


Q3. Consider the following statements:

  1. Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO) is an intraseasonal fluctuation of atmospheric pressureover the southern Pacificocean.
  2. It does not influence Indian monsoon in any way.

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. Recently,‘Rajiv Gandhi Jal Sanchay Yojana’ launched in which of the following states of India?

(a) Meghalaya

(b) Rajasthan

(c) Madhya Pradesh

(d) Karnataka


Q5. Consider the following statements:

 It is one of the UNESCO’s world heritage site in India. This grandiose site was the last capital of the last great Hindu Kingdom of Vijayanagar. It is dominated by the river Tungabhadra, craggy hill ranges and open plains and with widespread of physical remains of Dravidian architecture. This site is

  1. a) Mahabalipuram
  2. b) Hampi
  3. c) Darasuram
  4. d) Khajuraho








Mains Question:

  1. There is a dire need of gubernatorial restructuring in the scheme of governance. Discuss. Also, suggest some measures to make office of governor adaptive to changing Indian political landscape.