1. As per Economic Survey 2013-14, exports from service sector registered a growth of 2.4% in 2012-13 which in 2013-14 became–
(A) 1.3% (B) 2.9% (C) 3.6% (D) 4.0%
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2. According to 2011 census the state having maximum population is–
(A) V.P. (B) Maharashtra (C) Tamil Nadu (D) Kerala
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3. As per India State of Forest Report 2011, the State having the maximum forest area is–
(A) Arunachal Pradesh (B) Rajasthan
(C) Madhya Pradesh (D) Uttar Pradesh
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4. India State of Forest Report 2011 puts forest area in the country at–
(A) Below 25% (B) Between 25% and 27%
(C) Between 27% to 30% (D) Above 30%
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5. In Union Budget 2014-15, the deposit limit under Public Provident Fund has been raised from Rs. 1.00 lakh to–
(A) Rs. 1.20 lakh (B) Rs. 1.50 lakh
(C) Rs. 1.75 lakh (D) No change in limit
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6. After merger of Air India and Indian Airlines, the new entity is now known as–
(A) India Airlines (B) Air India (C) Indian (D) Indian Airways
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7. Which committee was constituted for reforms in tax-structure?
(A) Narsirnham Committee (B) Chelliah Committee (C) Gadgil Committee (D) Kelkar Committee
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8. Narsirnham Committee was related to–
(A) High Education Reforms (B) Tax Structure Reforms  (C) Banking Structure Reforms (D) Planning Implementation Reforms
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9. Govt. approves an ordinance to completely digitise TV Broad-casting. The entire nation has been targeted to be covered by–
(A) 2013 (B) 2014 (C) 2015 (D) 2016
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10.  Which of the following is not a regional Block the global economic order?
(A) ASEAN (B) SAFTA (C) WTO (D) NAFTA
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11. Central Revenue Board was divided into ‘Central Excise and Custom Duty Board’ and ‘Central Direct Tax Board’ in–
(A) 1950 (B) 1958 (C) 1963 (D) 1975
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12. Ministry of Railways has hiked passenger fares w.e.f. June 25, 2014 for all classes by–
(A) 12.4% (B) 14.2% (C) 16.6% (D) 18.0%
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13. Which is true for Finance Commission?
(A) It is a statutory body (B) It is constituted under article 280 of the Constitution
(C) Dr. C. Rangrajan is Chair-man of 12th Finance Commission (D) All of the above
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14. What was the aim of Antyodaya Programme?
(A) Elimination of Urban Poverty (B) Improving the standards of scheduled castes
(C) Uplifting minorities (D) Helping the poorest among poor
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15. Nayak Committee has recommended to reduce govt. stake in public sector banks below–
(A) 51% (B) 50% (C) 45% (D) 40%
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16. Global Hunger Index is developed and updated by–
(A) Food and agriculture Organisation (B) World Health Organisation
(C) UNICEF (D) International Food Policy Research Institute
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17. Which of the following nation finds the first rank (showing the least gap) in Global Gender Gap Report 2012 ?
(A) Iceland (B) Australia (C) Finland (D) Norway
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18. The share percentage of sponsor bank in the equity of Regional Rural Banks is–
(A) 35% (B) 33% (C) 49% (D) 51%
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19. Which of the following is not part of World Bank Group?
(A) IBRD (B) IFC (C) IDA (D) ADB
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20. The Work Participation Rate (WPR) for male in Census 2011 data has been estimated at–
(A) 46.6% (B) 49.2% (C) 53.3% (D) 58.3%
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21. Newly constituted organisation IORARC (Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation) has a membership of–
(A) 7 countries (B) 10 countries (C) 21 countries (D) 14 countries
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22. How many State Finance Corporations (SFCs) are working in India at present ?
(A) 18 (B) 22 (C) 20 (D) 28
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23. National Saving Scheme (NSS-92) has been closed by the government since–
(A) November 1, 1999 (B) November 1, 2000
(C) November 1, 2001 (D) November 1, 2002
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24. Jai Prakash Narain Employment Guarantee Yojana was proposed in the budget–
(A) 2001-02 (B) 2002-03 (C) 2003-04 (D) None of the above
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25. In World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index 2013, India has been placed at–
(A) 101st rank (B) 102nd rank (C) 103rd rank (D) 104th rank
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26. According to the Fortune Magazine, who among the following is the second most powerful business women in India after ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar ?
(A) Aruna Jayanti (B) Shikha Sharma (C) Preetha Reddy (D) Mallika Srinivasan
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27. RBI has issued guidelines to implement BASEL-III norms w.e.f.–
(A) July 1, 2012 (B) October 1, 2012 (C) January 1, 2013 (D) April 1, 2013
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28. At end-March 2013, the ratio of concessional debt to total external debt was 11.2% which at end-December 2013 became–
(A) 10.6% (B) 10.9% (C) 11.4% (D) 11.9%
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29. Effective literacy rate in the Census 2011 has been calculated, taking literate persons aged–
(A) 5 years and above (B) 6 years and above (C) 7 years and above (D) 8 years and above
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30. The estimated average per capita income (at current prices) for the year 2013-14 stands at–
(A) Rs. 74920 (B) Rs. 63270 (C) Rs. 61855 (D) Rs. 38856
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