Solved Question Paper General Studies WBPSC Executive (Pre.) Exam 2009


Sample papers


West Bengal P.C.S. Executive (Pre.) Exam – 2009

Subject – General Studies

 




1. Who was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India?

(a) L. K. Advani                                  (b) Morarji Desai

(c) Charan Singh                                 (d) Sardar Ballabhbhai Patel

Directions—(Q. 2 and 3) Using the following information—

6 person Arun, Prasun, Satyen, Kanchan, Naren and Mithun are sitting on 6 equispaced chairs around a circular table. Arun site adjacent to Mithun and is just opposite to Kanchan. Satyen is at the right of Kanchan. Prasun sits at the left of Arun.

2. Who sits opposite to Naren?

(a) Mithun             (b) Satyen              (c) Kanchan           (d) Prasun

3. Who is sitting between Prasun and Kanchan?

(a) Mithun             (b) Satyen              (c) Naren               (d) Arun

4. Normal saline is an aquous solution of sodium chloride of strength –

(a) 0.84%               (b) 1.00 normal     (c) 1.00 molar        (d) 1%

5. Force India is the name of –

(a) Formula one car racing team          (b) A military exercise in the Himalayas

(c) A missile-launch centre                  (d) A new naval base

6. the most ideal region for the cultivation of cotton in India is –

(a) The Brahmaputra Valley                (b) Indo-Gangetic Plain

(c) Deccan Trap Region                       (d) Rann of Kutch

7. What is the middle unit in the three-tier Panchayati Raj System—

(a) Gram Panchayat                             (b Zilla Parishad

(c) Panchayat Samiti                            (d) Union Board

8. How much per cent (approximately) of human body is water by weight?

(a) 66                     (b) 50                    (c) 33                     (d) 10

9. Who discovered the Indus Valley Civilization?

(a) Sir Leonard Wooley                       (b) V. S. Agarwal

(c) Rakhaldas Banerjee                        (d) A. L. Basham

10. Who founded the ‘Forward Block’?

(a) Rashbehari Bose                             (b) Mahatma Gandhi

(c) Subhas Chandra Bose                     (d) Captain Mohan Singh

11. Which of the following pair is correct?

(a) Maharashtra – Paradip                    (b) Tamil Nadu – Mangalore

(c) Gujarat – Kandla                            (d) Karanataka – Tuticorin

12. Iodine is administered to patients suffering from –

(a) Goitre                                             (b) night Blindness

(c) Ricket                                             (d) Rheumatism

13. Which metal was unknown to the Indus people?

(a) Copper             (b) Iron                  (c) Bronze              (d) Gold

14. Which one of the following offices has not been provided by the Indian Constitution?

(a) Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

(b) Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha

(c) Deputy Speaker of State Legislative Assembly

(d) Deputy Prime Minister

15. The first heavy electrical equipment manufacturing plant set up in the Public Sector in 1960 is at –

(a) Bhopal                                            (b) Durgapur

(c) Hyderabad                                      (d) Ranipur (near Hardwar)

16. Fullerene is –

(a) An allotrope of carbon                   (b) A synonym for carborundum

(c) Artificial emery                              (d) A compound of carbon

17. Who was called the ‘Iron Man of India’?

(a) Sardar Ballabhbhai Patel                 (b) Surendranath Banerjee

(c) Bipin Chandra Pal                          (d) Lala Lajpat Rai

18. Some boys have been arranged in a row in increasing order of their heights. Bratin, taller than Arabinda, is in the 7th position from one end, while Arabinda is in the 10th position from the other end. If there are just 3 boys between Arabinda and Bratin, the total number of boys in the row is –

(a) 12                     (b) 13                    (c) 19                     (d) 20

19. The reaction that occurs in nuclear reactors is –

(a) Nuclear fusion                                (b) Spallation

(c) Nuclear fission                                         (d) Nuclear isomerisation

20. During which period the Vedic Literature was composed?

(a) 1000 B. C.                                      (b) 3000 B. C. – 2500 B. C.

(c) 1500 B. C. – 1000 B. C.                 (d) 1200 B. C. – 1000 B. C.

21. Which of the following raw materials for the manufacturing of paper is used in large quantity in India?

(a) Salai wood                                     (b) Sabai grass

(c) Cotton rags                                     (d) Bamboo

22. Vitamin C is –

(a) Tocopherol                                     (b) Cyanocobaltammine

(c) Ascorbic acid                                 (d) Thiamine

23. The largest expenditure head in the Revenue Account of the last Union Budget is –

(a) Defence                                          (b) Interest Payment

(c) Social Service                                 (d) Subsidy

24. Name one revolutionary who attacked the ‘Writers’ Buildings?

(a) Anathbandhu Panja                        (b) Mrigen Datta

(c) Binoy Basu                                     (d) Prafulla Chaki

25. Green house effect is caused by addition of too much of this compound in atmosphere –

(a) Carbon dioxide                               (b) Ammonia

(c) Water vapour                                 (d) Dust particles

26. The word Aryan denotes –

(a) Cultivation                                      (b) A race

(c) Pastoral society                               (d) Brahmachari

27. Which of the following parts of India produces nearly three-fourth of the total quantity of tea?

(a) Northern India                                (b) South India

(c) North-East India                             (d) North-west India

28. The Opposition Party status is accorded to a political party in the Lok Sabha, only if it captures at least –

(a) 5 per cent seats                               (b) 10 per cent seats

(c) 15 per cent seats                             (d) 20 per cent seats

29. Edible portion of coconut is the –

(a) Fruit wall                                        (b) Endosperm

(c) Cotyledon                                       (d) Embryo

30. The ‘Tripitaka’ was written in –

(a) Brahmi                                           (b) Kharosti

(c) Pali                                                 (d) Sanskrit

31. Who passed ‘Vernacular Press Act’?

(a) Lord Lytton                                    (b) Lord Dalhousie

(c) Lord Wellesley                               (d) Lord Curzon

32. In a party, everyone shook hands with everyone else. There were 120 handshakes altogether. Number of persons present in the party was –

(a) 60                     (b) 30                    (c) 16                     (d) 15

33. From which part of Cinchona plant quinine is obtained?

(a) Seed                 (b) Leaf                 (c) Flower              (d) bark

34. How many Tirthankaras were there in ancient Inida?

(a) 16                     (b) 22                    (c) 23                     (d) 24

35. India’s permanent Research Station ‘Dakshin Gangotri’ is situated in –

(a) Great Himalayas                             (b) Indian Ocean

(c) Antarctica                                       (d) Arabian Sea

36. The Union budget is laid before the two Houses of parliament in accordance with Article no.……of Indian Constitution.

(a) 73                     (b) 112                  (c) 360                   (d) 370

37. Which of the following International Conventions provides framework for conservation of wetland habitats?

(a) Earth Summit                                 (b) Ramsar Convention

(c) Belem Declaration                          (d) Botanical Congress

38. Name the last Tirthankara –

(a) Parsvanath                                      (b) Mahavira

(c) Siddhartha                                      (d) Silbhadra

39. Which of the following hydroelectric power projects has largest installed capacity (M.W.) for generation of electricity?

(a) Sabari Giri (Kerala)                        (b) Koyna (Maharashtra)

(c) Bhakra Nangal (Punjab)                 (d) Kundah (Tamil Nadu)

40. The first Indian state which was created on a linguistic basis following a long-drawn agitation is –

(a) Andhra Pradesh                              (b) Assam

(c) Tamil Nadu                                    (d) Karnataka

41. In which year ‘Vernacular Press Act’ was passed?

(a) 170                   (b) 1875                (c) 1878                 (d) 1880

42. This region of India is very important from biodiversity point of view –

(a) Eastern Himalayas                          (b) Eastern Ghats

(c) Panchmari Hill                               (d) Kashmir Valley

43. Who was the founder of Nanda dynasty?

(a) Bimbisara                                       (b) Mahapadmananda

(c) Ajatashatru                                     (d) Dhanananda

44. Name the first Bengali newspaper –

(a) Samachar Darpan                           (b) Samvad Kaumudi

(c) Samvad Prabhakar                         (d) Tattvabodhini Patrika

45. The lowest female ratio to males among the states is in –

(a) Arunachal Pradesh                         (b) Tripura

(c) Sikkim                                            (d) Manipur

46. During Vietnam War 2, 4, 5-tri-chlorophenoxy-acetic acid (2, 4, 5-T), the so-called Agent Orange was sprayed on forests to –

(a) Destroy Crops

(b) Pollute Air

(c) Remove leaves and reveal enemy hiding places

(d) Start forest fire

47. Who in ancient India assumed the title ‘Amitraghata’?

(a) Ajatashatru                                     (b) Chandragupta Maurya

(c) Bindusara                                       (d) Ashoka

48. Which Indian state came under President’s Rule for maximum number of times?

(a) Punjab                                            (b) Himachal Pradesh

(c) Kerala                                             (d) Karnataka

49. Malaria parasite can best be obtained form blood of its patient –

(a) One hour before rise of temperature

(b) Five-hours after temperature

(c) When temperature rise with rigor

(d) Any time

Directions – (Q. 50-54) from the given options choose the words nearest in meaning to those bold in the sentences.

50. The Children were very vivacious in the play ground.

(a) Smiling                                           (b) sportive

(c) Lively / full of life                          (d) joyful

51. After a prolonged suffering he passed away.

(a) went away                                      (b left

(c) Expired                                          (d) yielded

52. The musician has a very sonorous voice.

(a) Loud                                              (b) shrill

(c) jarsh                                               (d) full and deep

53. In the new place he had to earn by the sweat of his Brow.

(a) Very hard work                              (b) frown of his brow

(c) Seriously                                        (d) idly

54. After much effort, he could tide over the crisis.

(a) Overcome                                       (b) win over

(c) Defeat                                             (d) enjoy

Directions – (Q. 55-56) choose the correct Prepositions to fill in the Blanks

55. A gentleman should be true………

(a) From                (b) to                     (c) in                      (d) on

56. The father was vexed …..the son.

(a) With                 (b) about                (c) to                      (d) in

Directions – (Q. 57 and 58) Choose the appropriate words from the given options to suit the meaning of the following most nearly –

57. A fourteen-lined poem is called a –

(a) Sonnet              (b) Epilogue          (c) Composition     (d) lyric

58. One who hates mankind is called –

(a) Man-hater         (b) Cannibal           (c) Demon             (d) Misanthropist

59. Choose the correct meaning of the following idiomatic expression from the options given –

Poles apart

(a) Very distant                                    (b) Separate

(c) Totally different in views               (d) Very difficult

Directions—(Q. 60 and 61) choose the correct items from the given options –

60. The art of cultivating and managing gardens is called –

(a)  Horticulture                                   (b) Gardening

(c) Botany                                            (d) Geology

61. Love for the whole world is called –

(a) Patriotism                                       (b) Generousness

(c) Philanthropy                                   (d) Nobility

62. From the given options choose the most appropriate word to fill up the gap in the following sentence –

The mother …………the child.

(a) Deserted                                         (b) hated

(c) Ran away                                       (d) abandoned

Directions – (Q. 63 and 64) choose the most appropriate single word form the options given, as substitute for the bold parts of the sentences.

63. People who look at the stars in the sky are pursuing a wonderful vocation.

(a) Astrologers                                     (b) Astronomers

(c) Geophysicists                                 (d) Geologists

64. People who were present in the hall to listen to the lecture were indisciplined.

(a) Crowd              (b) Mob                 (c) Audience          (d) ruffians

65. Choose the correct item from the given options –

A Government by divine guidance is called –

(a) Theocracy                                      (b) Episcopacy

(c) Oligarchy                                       (d) Aristocracy

66. Choose the opposite of the following idiomatic expression from the options given –

To go to the dogs.

(a) To turn over a new leaf                  (b) to oil one’s own machine

(c) To be off one’s head                      (d) to breathe one’s last

67. From the options choose the word most nearly opposite in meaning to those bold in the following sentence—

The high-handed ways of the manager made him an enemy of the people.

(a) Submissive and friendly                 (b) ignorant

(c) Angry                                             (d) impatient

68. Complete the sentence by choosing appropriate word from the given options.

Tagore’s birthday was ……..with songs and recitation.

(a) Completed                                      (b) maintained

(c) Celebrated                                      (d) enjoyed

69. Choose the correct meaning of the following idiomatic expressing from the options given –

‘A bolt from the blue’ ………

(a) A drop from the sky                       (b) an unexpected shock

(c) Thunderbolt                                   (d) a blue sky

70. Choose the correct item from given options –

A disease affecting many persons at the same time and place is called –

(a) Epidemic          (b) infection           (c) sickness            (d) death

71. From the given options choose the most appropriate word to fill up the gap in the following sentence –

I had ……….something wrong as soon as I reached the spot.

(a) Understood      (b) realized            (c) Guessed            (d) smelt

Directions – (Q. 72 and 73) choose the most appropriate single word from the options given, as substitute for the bold parts of the sentences.

72. I met a person in the meeting whose appearance did not reflect his mind.

(a) Was deceptive                                (b) was convincing

(c) Was faithful                                    (d) was honest

73. A collection of poems came out to felicitate the poet.

(a) Guide book      (b) Collection         (c) Compilation      (d) An Anthology

74. Choose the correct item from the given options:

A person who makes his journey on foot is called a –

(a) Pedestrian         (b) walker              (c) Rambler            (d) wanderer

75. After a shower, it becomes difficult to drive a car at high speed on the wet road because –

(a) Friction decreases                           (b) Friction increases

(c) Friction becomes zero                    (d) more force cannot be applied on the car

76. What is the name of tropical cyclone which passed into the Irrawaddy river delta of southern coast of Myanmar in the first week of May, 2008?

(a) Fanoos             (b) nargis               (c) laila                  (d) nilam

77. Largest delta in the world is –

(a) Ganga Delta                                   (b) Mississipi Delta

(c) Irrawaddy Delta                             (d) Godawari Delta

78. When and where was the Gadar Party founded?

(a) America, 1913  (b) England, 1917 (c) Denmark, 1921          (d) Scotland, 1925

79. The weight of an object is –

(a) Maximum at the centre of the earth

(b) Maximum at infinity

(c) Maximum at the surface of the earth

(d) Same everywhere from the centre of the earth to infinity

80. The UN has declared 2008 as the international year of –

(a) Sanitation                                       (b) Social Justice

(c) Aids prevention                              (d) Rural Health

81. Chhota Nagpur Plateau is made up of –

(a) Old igneous and metamorphic rocks

(b) Sedimentary rocks

(c) Allluvium

(d) Lava flows

82. World Trade Organization was established in the year –

(a) 1986                 (b) 1995                (c) 2000                 (d) 2005

83. At constant temperature, if the pressure decreases, then the volume of a given mass of gas will –

(a) Increase                                          (b) Decrease

(c) Remain constant                             (d) May increase or decrease

84. Asif Ali Zardari belongs to –

(a) Pakistan Muslim League                 (b) Peoples National Party

(c) National Forum of Pakistan            (d) Pakistan People’s Party

85. Total number of districts in West Bengal at present is –

(a) 18                     (b) 19                    (c) 17                     (d) 16

86. Who announced the Communal Award?

(a) Viceroy lord mountbatten               (b) British prime minister ramsay mcdonald

(c) Lord lytton                                     (d) A. B. Alexander

87. A small quantity of water is placed in a small cavity made in a block of ice at 40oC. What will happen to the water?

(a) The water will freeze to ice at 0oC

(b) There will be no change in the temperature of water

(c) The temperature of water will decrease to 0oC but it will not freeze

(d) The water will freeze to ice if the block of ice is large compared to the mass of water

88. The Hezbollah militant group is mostly based in –

(a) Palestine           (b) Syria                (c) Jordan              (d) Lebanon

89. Ferakka Barrage has been constructed –

(a) To increase the flow of water in river Hooghly

(b) To generate hydro-electric power

(c) To irrigate agricultural lands

(d) None of the above

90. The real introduction of Decentralized Planning in India was made for the –

(a) 7th plan             (b) 8th plan             (c) 9th plan             (d) 10th plan

91. The walls of a music hall should –

(a) Transmit sound (b) Absorb sound (c) Reflect sound   (d) Amplify sound

92. Who was called ‘Grand old man’ of India?

(a) Dadabha naoroji                             (b) Jamshedji Tata

(c) Surendranath Banerjee                   (d) C. Rajagopalachari

93. The two famous brands of passenger car acquired by Tata Motors are –

(a) Ferari and Land Rover                   (b) Jaguar and land rover

(c) Jaguar and ferari                             (d) Ferari and Safari

94. The electromagnetic radiation that is emitted during radioactive disintegration is –

(a) X-rays              (b) Y-rays              (c) Ultraviolet rays (d) Infra-red rays

95. Highest density of population, (2001 census) is found in –

(a) Kerala               (b) West Bengal     (c) Maharashtra      (d) Uttar Pradesh

96. Who called for ‘Do or Die’?

(a) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose          (b) Mahatma Gandhi

(c) Surendranath Banerjee                   (d) Anandamohan Bose

97. A clock fixed on the wall shows a time of 4:25. The time shown by its image on a plane mirror fixed to the apposite wall will be –

(a) 8:35                  (b) 7:25                 (c) 7:35                  (d)8:25

98. How many 0’s in the following series are preceded and followed by digits that differ by at most 1?

203 278 608 209 828 072 340 4307

(a) 2                       (b) 3                      (c) 4                       (d) 5

99. When do the south-west monsoon winds blow in India?

(a) January to February                       (b) March to mid-June

(c) Mid-June to September                  (d) October to December

100. Who was known as the Frontier Gandhi?

(a) Abdul Gaffur Khan                        (b) Mahatma Gandhi

(c) Shaukat Ali                                    (d) Mohammad Ali Jinnah

101. On May 7, 2008, Agni-III, India’s nuclear capable intermediate range ballistic missile was successfully test-fired from –

(a) Sriharikota

(b) Pokhran

(c) Wheeler Island of Odisha Coast

(d) Barren Island in the Andamans

102. In a code every letter of the alphabet is replaced by some other letter. A possible code for the letter NANDIGRAM is –

(a) ELEPHANTS   (b) ELEPHANLA (c) POPSINGER    (d) POPSANGOR

103. Who built the famous Adina Mosque in Bengal?

(a) Iliyas Shah       (b) Sikandar Shah (c) Azam Shah       (d) Hamza Shah

104. National Development Council deals with –

(a) The Approval of Five year Plans    (b) Poverty Alleviation Programmes

(c) Rural Development Programmes    (d) Preparation of Development plans

105. On the pattern of the OPEC the Government of Thailand has proposed to form a Cartel of five rice-producing and exporting countries to help each other in trading rice in the world market.

The other countries are –

(a) China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Loas

(b) India, China, Vietnam and Cambodia

(c) Myanmar, Bangladesh, Laos and Vietnam

(d) Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos

106. Who was the founder of Hindu Mela?

(a) Nabagopal Mitra                             (b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(c) Akshay Kumar Datta                      (d) Surendranath banerjee

107. If COCK is 5153

FOOD is 4116

DOLL is 6199

CROW is 5812

Then RICE is –

(a) 8753                 (b) 8051                (c) 8756                 (d) 8057

108. Name the Bengali poet who was conferred with the titlw ‘Gunaraj Khan’ in the Sultanate period –

(a) Jnanadas           (b) Govindadas      (c) Maladhar Basu (d) Chandidas

109. If P = (20-1) (20-2) (20-3) …….. to 40 terms, then P is –

(a) Greater then or equal to 20,000

(b) Greater than or equal to 10,000 but less than 20,000

(c) Greater than or equal to 10,000 but less than 10,000

(d) Less than 10,000

110. On May 6, 2008, the 108th Constitution (Amendment) Bill was introduced by the UPA Government in Rajya Sabha with the aim of –

(a) Including the Gujjar Community of Rajasthan in the list of Schedule Tribes

(b) Protecting the rights of arrested persons

(c) Establishing right to education as a Fundamental right

(d) Providing one-third reservation for women in Parliament and State-Legislative Assemblies

111. The headquarters of SAARC is in –

(a) Dhaka               (b) Kathmandu      (c) Islamabad         (d) Delhi

112. Who was the founder of the Indian Association?

(a) Lala Lajpat Rai                               (b) Surendranath Banerjee

(c) Bipin Chandra Pal                          (d) W. C. Banerjee

113. In a set of observations:

13, 6, 31, 25, 20, 39, 15, 36

If Y (13) = 7, Y (20) = 5 and Y (36) = 2, then Y (25) is –

(a) 10                     (b) 8                      (c) 6                       (d) 4

114. In may, 2008, USA signed civil nuclear pact under 123 agreement with a powerful nuclear country. What is the name of the country?

(a) France              (b) Britain              (c) India                 (d) Russia

115. Who wrote Humayunnama?

(a) Abul Fazal        (b) Faizi                 (c) Badaoni            (d) Gulbadan Begum

116. Breeding of a certain specis of insect is incredible –everyday the total number of such insects in a closed glass jar is double the number on the previous day. There was just one insect in the jar on 1/2/2007, and the jar was full to the brim with these insects on 28/2/2007. On which date of February was the jar quarter full?

(a) 7                       (b) 14                    (c) 26                     (d) None of the above

117. When was founded the Indian Association?

(a) 1876                 (b) 1884                (c) 1887                 (d) 1890

118. Which or the following Industries is most adversely affected by the recent surge of Indian rupee against the dollar?

(a) Metal                                              (b) Information Technology

(c) Capital Goods                                 (d) Pharmaceuticals

119. Who among the following Indian film personalities was awarded Officer de la Legion d’ Honneur by the French Government in June, 2008?

120. Mahesh Bhatt (b) Yash Chopra    (c) Subhash Ghai   (d) Shyam Benegal

121. Who introduced ‘Qabuliyat’ and ‘Pataa’?

(a) Babar                (b) Shershah          (c) Akbar               (d) Shahjahan

122. For an integer n, n! = n (n-1) (n-2) …..3.2.1. Then 1! + 2! + 3! + ………+ 100! When divided by 5 leaves remainder –

(a) 0                       (b) 1                      (c) 2                       (d) 3

123. Mention the date of ‘Quit India Movement’ –

(a) August 8, 1942                              (b) September 9, 1945

(c) August 10, 1951                            (d) February 14, 1955

124. Which of the following statements is not true?

(i) RBI has hiked the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by 50 basis points

(ii) RBI did not change the Repo Rate (upto September, 2008)

(iii) RBI has hiked the Repo Rate by 50 basis points.

Choose the correct code –

(a) Only (i)            (b) Only (ii)                     (c) Only (iii)          (d) All of the above

125. Who was called ‘Zinda Pir’ or ‘Living Saint’ in Mughal India?

(a) Babar                (b) Akbar               (c) Shahjahan         (d) Aurangzeb

126. A mobile company offered to pay the Indian Cricket Team as much money per run scored by the side as the total number it gets in a one-dayer against Australia. Which one of the amount to be spend by the company in this deal?

(a) 21, 904             (b) 56, 169            (c) 1, 01 761                    (d) 1, 21, 108

127. How many times did the President of India declare National Emergency so far?

(a) Never               (b) Only once        (c) Only twice        (d) thrice

128. Assumptions:

All cricketers are singers.

All footballers are singers.

Conclusions:

I. Some singers are singers.

II. Some footballers are cricketers.

Mark your answer as –

(a) If only I follows from the assumptions

(b) If only II follows from the assumptions

(c) If both I and II follow from the assumptions

(d) If neither I nor II follows from the assumptions

129. When was the Azad Hind Fouz formed?

(a) 1st October, 1939                            (b) 10th August, 1940

(c) 11th May, 1941                               (d) 1st September, 1942

130. The first President of post-monarchy democratic Nepal is –

(a) Ram Baran Yadav                          (b) Girija Prasad Koirala

(c) Jhalanath Khanal                            (d) Ram Raja Prasad Singh

131. Name the Sultan who Introduce Rationing System in Inida.

(a) Ghiyasuddin Balban                       (b) Alauddin Khilji

(c) Muhammad Bin Tughlaq                (d) Firoz Tughlaq

132. Name one leader of the Home rule movement –

(a) Annie Besant                                  (b) Surendranath Banerjee

(c) Aurobinda Ghosh                           (d) Bipin Chandra Pal

133. The state with the second largest population in India is –

(a) Madhya Pradesh                             (b) Maharashtra

(c) Uttar Pradesh                                  (d) West Bengal

134. 10% of 5 and 5% of 10 add up to –

(a) 0.25                  (b) 0.10                 (c) 1.0                    (d) 2.5

135. At present, as per government rulings, the maximum area allowed for a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is –

(a) 2000 hectare     (b) 3000 hectare    (c) 4000 hectare     (d) 5000 hectare

136. Himalayas are –

(a) young fold mountains                    (b) Residual mountains

(c) Volcanic mountains                        (d) Block mountains

137. The length of a rectangular plot is increased by 25% while its breadth is decreased by 25%. As a result, the area of the plot will –

(a) Remain unchanged                         (b) increase by 6.25%

(c) Decrease by 6.25%                         (d) Decrease by 12.5%

138. The slogan ‘Garibi Hathao’ was included in which Five years plan?

(a) Third plan        (b) Fourth plan      (c) Fifth plan          (d) Sixth plan

139. Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Reconciliation and peace 2008 has been awarded to –

(a) Kofi Annan                                    (b) Nelson Mandela

(c) Aung San Suu Kyi                         (d) Hamid Karzai

140. Which of the following river does not drain into the arabian Sea?

(a) Mahanadi         (b) Narmada          (c) Tapi                  (d) Sharavati

141. When did the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre take place?

(a) April 13, 1919                                (b) August 15, 1921

(c) April 21, 1922                                (d) September 25, 1925

142. The decision to hold Panchayat Election is taken by the –

(a) District Magistrate                          (b) State Government

(c) union Home Minister                     (d) Election Commission

143. Recently in 2008, which bank was merged with the State Bank of India?

(a) Bank of India                                 (b) Bank of Maharashtra

(c) Bank of Baroda                              (d) State Bank of Saurashtra

144. The line demarcating the boundary between India and China in North-Eastern Sector is called –

(a) Radcliffe line    (b) Durand line      (c) McMohan line (d) Siegfried line

145. Who was the editor of Kesari?

(a) Lala Lajpat Rai                               (b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhle                    (d) Dadabhai Naoroji

146. According to a recent judgement of the Bombay High Court in the petition filed by Dr. Nikhil Datar and a teacher couple, the law (the MRTP Act of 1971) permits conditional abortions within ……..of pregnancy.

(a) 18 weeks          (b) 20 weeks          (c) 22 weeks          (d) 25 weeks

147. Which one of the following statements is not correct?

(a) Deccan Plateau slopes towards the West

(b) Height of WN Ghats increases from North to South

(c) WN Ghats are higher than the EN Ghats

(d) The N/WN part of the Deccan Plateau is made up of lava flows

148. Who among the following participated in Olympic Torch Relay at New Delhi?

(a) Amir Khan                                     (b) Baichung Bhutia

(c) Sachin Tendulkar                           (d) Soha Ali Khan

149. When was established the Muslim League?

(a) 1904                 (b) 1906                (c) 1910                 (d) 1915

150. Of the 3 numbers, the first is twice the second and the second is thrice the third. The average of the 3 numbers is 10. The largest numbers is –

(a) 30                     (b) 20                    (c) 18                     (d) 15

151. Which one of the following rates is not determined by the Reserve Bank of India?

(a) CRR                 (b) SLR                 (c) Repo Rate         (d) Prime Lending Rate

152. Which of the following vitamins forms the prosthetic group of acyl-COA dehydrogenase?

(a) Nicotinic acid                                 (b) Pyridoxine

(c) Pantothenic acid                             (d) Riboflavin

153. Who introduce the Saka era?

(a) Bhumaka          (b) Nahapana         (c) Rudradaman     (d) Kanishka

154. In India when population of an urban settlement crosses 100000 it is called –

(a) Town                (b) City                  (c) Metropolis        (d) Megalopolis

155. The Anti Defection Bill was passed under the Prime Ministership of –

(a) V. P. Singh       (b) Rajiv Gandhi    (c) Narasimha Rao (d) A. B. Vajpayee

156. Who was Titu Mir?

(a) Leader of Wahabi Movement         (b) Leader of Faraji Movement

(c) Leader of the Sepoy Muthiny         (d) Leader of the Indigo Revolt

157. Name the excretory orgain of prawn –

(a) Salivary gland                                (b) Green gland

(c) Ink gland                                        (d) Malpighian tubule

158. Who wrote Buddhacharita?

(a) Nagarjuna         (b) Asvaghosa       (c) Basumitra         (d) Vishakhadatta

159. The artificial harbour along the West Coast of India is –

(a) Cochin              (b) Kandla             (c) Marmagao        (d) New Mangalore

160. Ruminant Stomach is possessed by –

(a) Cow                 (b) Dog                  (c) Pigeon              (d) Cameleon

161. The largest source of India’s Gross Domestic Product is –

(a) Agriculture and Allied Activities

(b) Foreign Trade

(c) Manufacturing, Construction Industry, Electricity and Gas

(d) Services Sector

162. Name one book written by Swami Vivekananda –

(a) Kathamala                                      (b) Katha Saritsagar

(c) Bartaman Bharat                             (d) A nation in Making

163. As per the concept of Scheduled Indian wild life conservation concept, Rhinoceros Indica is incorporated in –

(a) Schedule I        (b) Schedule II       (c) Schedule III      (d) None of the above

164. When did the Mathura School of Art flourish?

(a) Sunga period                                  (b) Satavahana Period

(c) Saka period                                    (d) Kushana period

165. Coastline of which of the following states is known as the Coromondal Coast?

(a) Karnataka         (b) Kerala              (c) Odisha              (d) Tamil Nadu

166. If TIGER = 2/3, BUFFALO = ¾, CROCODILE = 4/5, then ELEPHANT =

(a) 5/6                    (b) 5/8                   (c) 3/5                    (d) 3/8

167. From Antherea assama the type of silk obtained is –

(a) Tasar                (b) Muga               (c) Eri                    (d) Mulberry silk

168. Who was the founder of the Gupta dynasty?

(a) Chandragupta I (b) Srigupta                     (c) Samudragupta  (d) Skandagupta

169. The Draft Eleventh Five-Year Plan (2007-12) aims to achieve on average annual growth rate of –

(a) 8 per cent         (b) 9 per cent         (c) 9.5 per cent      (d) 10 per cent

170. Which state of India touches the boundaries of the largest number of other states?

(a) Andhra Pradesh                              (b) Bihar

(c) Madhya Pradesh                             (d) Uttar Pradesh

171. The Navratri rush that triggered pinc due to blast rumours and led to a temple tragedy leading to the death of 147. people on September 30, 2008occurred at –

(a) Mandhra Devi temple in Maharashtra

(b) Chamunda Devi temple at Jodhpur

(c) Naina Devi temple in Himachal Pradesh

(d) Nasik temple in Maharashtra

172. Which of the following taxes/duties is not under the jurisdiction of the Central Government?

(a) Land Revenue                                (b) Personal Income Tax

(c) Corporate Income Tax                    (d) Customs Duties

173. Which emperor has been called ‘Nepolean of India’?

(a) Ashoka                                           (b) Kanisha

(c) Samudragupta                                (d) Chandragupta II Vikramaditya

174. Where was the capital of Sasanka?

(a) Samatata           (b) Tamralipta        (c) Karnasuvarna   (d) Lakhnawati

175. The 13-member Committee of Secretaries formed by the Central Government to process the 6th Pay Commission Report was headed by –

(a) Revenue Secretary P. V. Bhida

(b) Expenditure Secretary Sushma Nath

(c) Cabinet Secretary K. M. Chandrashekhar

(d) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram

176. The Tropic of Cancer passes through –

(a) Andhra Pradesh                              (b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Maharashtra                                    (d) Madhya Pradesh

177. Who is the present Governor of Reserve Bank of India?

(a) B. D. Jalan        (b) Y. V. Reddy     (c) D. Subbarao     (d) J. Shetty

178. Planning Commission is a –

(a) Statutory Body                                         (b) Non-Statutory Body

(c) Constitutional Body                        (d) Autonomous Body

179. The first Latin American country to sign a Preferential Trade Agreement with India is –

(a) Brazil                (b) Chile                (c) Maxico             (d) Venezuela

180. When did Ikhtiyaruddin Bakhtiyar Khalji invade Bengal?

(a) 1194 A.D.        (b) 1199 A.D.        (c) 1202 A.D.        (d) 1204 A.D.

181. Satish Dhawan Space Centre located at 13o north latitude is situated at –

(a) Chennai            (b) Sriharikota       (c) Trombay          (d) Chandipur

182. If a < b < c < d, which one of the following is not necessarily true?

(a) a + c < b + d     (b) b – a < d – c      (c) ab < cd             (d) b/c < d/a

183. The Indian diploma who has recently replaced Don Mckinnor of New Zealand as Common wealth Secretary-General is –

(a) Kamlesh Sharma                            (b) Muchkund Dubey

(c) Navtej Sarava                                 (d) Mecha Sikri

184. Name one famous poet of the Delhi Sultanate who was adorned with the title ‘The Parrot of Hindustan’ –

(a) Ziauddin Barani                              (b) Utbi

(c) Alberuni                                         (d) Amir Khusro

185. In which year was the Swarajya Party established?

(a) 1923                 (b) 1925                (c) 1930                 (d) 1941

186. Chhattisgarh which came into being on 1st November, 2000 has been carved out of –

(a) Madhya Pradesh                             (b) Odisha

(c) Uttar Pradesh                                  (d) Bihar

187. Which bank has won ‘Best Care Banking Project Award, 2007’?

(a) Federal Bank                                  (b) Punjab National Bank

(c) Central Bank of India                     (d) State Bank of India

188. Ahana gets 10% more than Bidisha; as a result Bidisha gets x% less than Ahana. The Value of x is –

(a) 9 1/11               (b) 9 10/11            (c) 10                     (d) 10 1/11

189. Name one of the leaders of the Swarajya Party –

(a) Mahatma Gandhi                            (b) Chittaranjan Das

(c) Anandamohan Bose                       (d) Gopal Krishna Gokhle

190. Which of the following public sector companies has been recently granted Navratna Status by the Union Government?

(a) Rural Electrification Corporation (REC)

(b) Bharat Electronic Ltd.

(c) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.

(d) None of the above

191. The battle of Tarain was fought between Muhammad Ghauri and –

(a) Rana Sanga                                    (b) Rana Pratap

(c) Prithviraj Chauhan                         (d) Rana Hambirdeva

192. The basis for determination of Dearness Allowance of urban salaried workers and government employees in India is –

(a) Wholesale Price Index                    (b) Consumer Price Index (CPI) for industrial workers

(c) CPI for agricultural labourers         (d) CPI for urban non-manual employees

193. Which one of the following is not a correct statement?

(a) The single member Commission under Mrs. Usha Mehra was set up for finding the feasibility of sub-quotas within SC quotas

(b) Some castes included in the SC category like the Valmikis, the caste of scavengers and safai karmacharis have been demanding the sub-quota within SC quota

(c) The Mehra Commission report did not recommend for sub-quotas within the SC quota (d) the report of the Mehra Commission has been referred to the National Commission for Scheduled Castes by the Central Government for its approval

194. When did the Dandi March take place?

(a) 12th April, 1925                              (b) 7th August, 1942

(c) 12th March, 1930                            (d) 14th May, 1935

195. Who introduced the Iqta system?

(a) Muhammad Ghauri                        (b) Qutubuddin Aibak

(c) Illtutmish                                        (d) Ghiyasuddin Balban

Answer these Questions:-       

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

D

A

C

D

A

C

C

A

C

C

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

C

A

B

D

A

A

A

D

C

C

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

D

C

A

C

A

B

C

B

B

C

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

A

C

D

D

C

B

B

B

C

A

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

50

C

A

B

A

C

C

C

A

B

C

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

60

C

D

A

A

B

A

A

D

C

A

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

70

C

D

A

C

A

A

A

C

B

A

71

72

73

74

75

76

77

78

79

80

B

A

D

A

A

B

A

A

C

A

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

90

A

B

A

D

B

B

C

D

A

B

91

92

93

94

95

96

97

98

99

100

B

A

B

B

B

B

C

A

C

A

101

102

103

104

105

106

107

108

109

110

C

D

B

a

D

A

D

C

C

D

111

112

113

114

115

116

117

118

119

120

B

B

D

C

D

C

A

C

B

B

121

122

123

124

125

126

127

128

129

130

D

A

D

D

D

D

A

D

A

B

131

132

133

134

135

136

137

138

139

140

A

B

C

D

A

C

C

B

A

A

141

142

143

144

145

146

147

148

149

150

B

D

C

B

B

B

A

C

B

C

151

152

153

154

155

156

157

158

159

160

D

D

D

B

B

A

B

B

D

A

161

162

163

164

165

166

167

168

169

170

D

C

A

D

D

C

B

B

B

D

171

172

173

174

175

176

177

178

179

180

C

A

C

C

C

D

C

B

B

D

181

182

183

184

185

186

187

188

189

190

B

B

A

D

A

A

A

A

B

D

191

192

193

194

195

 

 

 

 

 

C

A

C

C

C

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



1 Comment

Add a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Disclaimer: we provide job information based on information from different job website.although we take extreme care for accuracy of the information provided, but you must check the authenticity of the website before applying for the job. We are not responsible for your operation , once you leave our website and apply thereafter. Please recheck the genuineness of the job website from your end. Exams|Exam Pattern | Contact us| Privacy Policy