Q.1) The functions of RBI are?

1. Lender of the last resort.
2. Issue of bank notes of all denominations. Choose the correct code:
A. Only 1
B. Only 2
C. Both 1 and 2 (Correct Answer)
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.2) Among the following, which explanation for India’s growing population may not be relevant?

A. Girls forced to get married below the legally permissible age
B. Large proportion of population is in the reproductive age group
C. Unmet needs of contraception
D. Rampant use of sex determination tests (Correct Answer)

Q.3) What do we mean by the concept of Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in population?

A. The average number of children born to an adult male during his lifetime
B. The average number of children born to a woman during her lifetime (Correct Answer)
C. The average rate of growth of population
D. None of these

Q.4) What is the long-term objective of National Population Policy 2000?

A. To bring the Total Fertility Rate to replacement levels
B. To cover entire population in the reproductive age with contraceptive & health care
C. To achieve stable population at a level consistent with the prerequisite of sustainable economic growth (Correct Answer)
D. None of these

Q.5) Consider the following statements regarding the National Agricultural Policy, 2000:
1. Impetus is laid on the development of animal husbandry, dairying, aquaculture and poultry 2. It seeks to encourage sustainable agriculture Choose the correct code: A. Only 1 B. Only 2 C. Both 1 and 2 (Correct Answer) D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.6) What do we understand, 'India has achieved national food security but has not ensured household food security'?

A. Food production has shown a rise but per capita availability has decreased
B. Each household does not have a buffer stock
C. There is adequate food stock but all households do not have access to it (Correct Answer)
D. None of these

Q.7) Which of the following is not one of the proposals under the National Textile Policy (2000)?

A. De-reserve the garment industry from SSI category
B. Winding up the National Textile Corporation & disposing of its assets (Correct Answer)
C. Establish a Technology Mission for Cotton to augment cotton productivity by at least 50%
D. Permit foreign companies to make 100% investment

Q.8) Why has the share of agriculture in the national output declined from 57% to less than 20%?

A. The share of other sectors has amplified reducing the weightage for agriculture (Correct Answer)
B. There has been a decline in productivity in agriculture
C. liberalization has led to significant import of agricultural products
D. None of these

Q.9) The 2011 National Manufacturing Policy seeks to augment the share of manufacturing in Gross Domestic Product of India to 25% within a decade. Which of the following steps are being taken to achieve this goal?

1. Promote foreign investment & technology
2. Strengthen the competitiveness of the enterprises inIndia
Select the correct code:
A. Only 1
B. Only 2
C. Both 1 and 2 (Correct Answer)
D. Neither 1 nor 2

Q.10) Choose the correct statement:
1. Ground water irrigation in India suffers from over-exploitation in most states, mainly in the North West.

2. Reforms in power sector will advance the overall ground water situation in the country.Code:
A. Only 1
B. Only 2
C. Neither 1 nor 2
D. Both 1 and 2 (Correct Answer)
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