1. The concept of cooperative federalism has been increasingly emphasized in recent years. Highlight the drawbacks in the existing structure and the extent to which cooperative federalism would answer the shortcomings.   [200 words]                                                   


  1. Consider the following statements:   [CSE (PRE)-2016

1. The International Solar Alliance was launched at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2015.

2. The Alliance includes all the member countries of the United Nations.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both I and 2

d. Neither 1 nor 2



  1. Which of the following Statement(s) regarding IBSAMAR defence exercise is/are true?


  1. It is a joint Multi-National military Exercise between the Indian, Brazilian and South African armies.
  2. It aims at undertaking collective training for participating armies, building interoperability and mutual understanding as well as sharing of best practices.

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. Both of the above

d. None of the above


  1. Which of the following statement(s) regarding the ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’ is/are true?


  1. It is a flagship program of MHRD to enable higher educational institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth.
  2. This scheme is open to participation by the technical institutes only.

a. 1 only

b. 2 only

c. both 1 & 2


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