(Pre’20-SetB) Q.61. If a particular plant species is placed under Schedule VI of The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, what is the implication?

(a) A licence is required to cultivate that plant.

(b) Such a plant cannot be cultivated under any circumstances.

(c) It is a Genetically Modified crop plant.

(d) Such a plant is invasive and harmful to the ecosystem.

 

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.92. With reference to Indian elephants, consider the following statements :

  1. The leader of an elephant group is a female
  2. The maximum gestation period can be 22 months.
  3. An elephant can normally go on calving till the age of 40 years only.
  4. Among the States in India , the highest elephant population is in kerala.

Which of the statement given above is/ are correct ?

[a) 1 and 2 only

 

[b) 2 and 4 only

 

[c) 3 only

 

[d) 1,3 and 4 only

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.94. With reference to India’s biodiversity, Ceylon frogmouth, Coppersmith barbet, Gray-chinned minivet and White- throated redstart are

[a) Birds

 

[b) Primates

 

[c) Reptiles

 

[d) Amphibians

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.95. Which one of the following protected areas is well-known for the conservation of a sub-species of the Indian swamp deer (Barasinga) that thrives well in hard ground and is exclusively graminivorous ?

[a) Kanha National Park

 

[b) Manas National Park

 

[c) Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary

 

[d) Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.97. Which of the following are the most likely places to find the musk deer in its natural habitat ?

  1. Askot Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Gangotri National Park
  3. Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Manas National Park

Select the correct answer using the code given below

[a) 1 and 2 only

 

[b) 2 and 3 only

 

[c) 3 and 4 only

 

[d) 1 and 4 only

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.55. With reference to India’s Desert National Park, which of the following statements are correct?

  1. It is spread over two districts.
  2. There is no human habitation inside the Park.
  3. It is one of the natural habitats of Great Indian Bustard.

Select the correct answer using the code given below;

[a) 1 and 2 only

 

[b) 2 und 3 only

 

[c) 1 and 3 only

 

[d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.60. Among the following Tiger Reserves, which one has the largest area under “Critical Tiger Habitat”?

[a) Corbett

 

[b) Ranthambore

 

[c) Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam

 

[d) Sunderbans

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.93. Which of the following Protected Areas are located in Cauvery basin ?

  1. Nagarhole National park
  2. Papikonda National park
  3. Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
  4. Wayanad Wildlife sanctuary

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

[a) 1 and 2 only

 

[b) 3 and 4 only

 

[c) 1,3 and 4 only

 

[d) 1,2,3 and 4

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.08. Which of the following are the reasons/factors for exposure to benzene pollution ? 

  1. Automobile exhaust
  2. Tobacco smoke
  3. Wood burning
  4. Using varnished wooden furniture
  5. Using products made of polyurethane

Select the correct answer using the code given below : 

[a) 1, 2 and 3 only

 

[b) 2 and 4 only

 

[c) 1, 3 and 4 only

 

[d) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.58. Consider the following statements:

  1. 36% of India’s districts are classified as “overexploited” or “critical” by the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA).
  2. CGWA was formed under Environment (Protection) Act.
  3. India has the largest area under groundwater irrigation in the world.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[a) 1 only

 

[b) 2 and 3 only

 

[c) 2 only

 

[d) 1 and 3 only

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.64. According to India’s National Policy on Biofuels, which of the following can be used as raw materials for the production of biofuels?

  1. Cassava
  2. Damaged wheat grains
  3. Horse gram
  4. Rotten potatoes
  5. Sugar beet

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

[a) 1,2,5 and 6 only

 

[b) 1,3,4 and 6 only

 

[c) 2,3,4 and 5 only

 

[d) 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.65. Which one of the following statement best describes the term ‘Social Cost of Carbon’? It is a measure, in monetary value, of the

[a) long-term damage done by a tonne of COշ emissions in a given year.

 

[b) requirement of fossil fuels for a country to provide goods and services to its citizens, based on the burning of those fuels.

 

[c) efforts put in by a climate refugee to adapt to live in a new place.

 

[d) contribution of an individual person to the carbon footprint on the planet Earth.

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.96. Steel slag can be the material for which of the following ?

  1. Construction of base road
  2. Improvement of agricultural soil
  3. Production of cement

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1,2,3 and

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.98. In rural road construction, the use of which of the following is preferred for ensuring environmental sustainability or to reduce carbon footprint ?

  1. Copper slag
  2. Cold mix asphalt technology
  3. Geotextiles
  4. Hot mix asphalt technology
  5. Portland cement

Select the correct answer using the code given below :

[a) 1, 2 and 3 only

 

[b) 2, 3 and 4 only

 

[c) 4 and 5 only

 

[d) 1 and 5 only

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.99. Consider the following statements :

  1. Coal ash contains arsenic, lead and mercury.
  2. Coal-fired power plants release sulphur dioxide and oxides of nitrogen into the environment.
  3. High ash content is observed in Indian coal.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

[a) 1 only

 

[b) 2 and 3 only

 

[c) 3 only

 

[d) 1, 2 and 3

 

Difficulty : Easy / Medium / Tough / Vague

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(Pre’20-SetB) Q.100. What is the use of biochar in farming ?

  1. Biochar can be used as a part of the growing medium in vertical farming.
  2. When biochar is a part of the growing medium, it promotes the growth of nitrogen-fixing microorganisms.
  3. When biochar is a part of the growing medium, it enables the growing medium to retain water for longer time.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?

[a) 1 and 2 only

 

[b) 2 only

 

[c) 1 and 3 only

 

[d) 1, 2 and 3