SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Previous Year Solved Papers – 11 December, 2011
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SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Exam Solved Paper 11 December, 2011
Part I General Intelligence
Directions (Q.Nos. 1-9) Select the related words / letters / numbers from the given alternatives.
1. Fodder : Cattle :: ?
(a) Pen : Ink
(b) Ball: Stick
(c) Fruit: Juice
(d) Grass : Horses
(d) As ‘Fodder’ is eaten by ‘Cattle’, similarly, ‘Grass’ is eaten by ‘Horses’.
2. 1, 2, 4, 7 : 3, 4, 6, 9 : : ? : 2, 3, 5, 8
(b) 2, 4, 5, 8
3. 6 :17 : : 9 : ?
4. ACFJ : ZXUQ:: DFIM : ?
5. Stammering : Speech : : Deafness : ?
(b) As, ‘Stammering’ related to ‘Speech’, similarly, ‘Deafness’ related to Hearing.
6. RIGHT : WRONG :: PLEASURE : ?
(d) As, antonym of ‘RIGHT’ is ‘WRONG’, similarly, antonym of’PLEASURE’ is ‘DISPLEASURE’.
7. 9:81: :12 : ?
8. EFI: IJL : : KLO : ?
9. ZA : YB : : XC : ?
Directions (Q.Nos. 10-18) Select the one which is different from the other three responses.
(d) Except ‘Health’, all others are different kinds of diseases.
(b) Only ‘Nylon’ is synthetic in nature..
(a) Only 13 is a prime number.
(a) 286 628
(b) 397 739
(c) 475 574
(d) 369 936
(d) Except ‘Garden’, all the others are the parts of a tree.
(a) Only I is a vowel letter.
19. Arrange the following words according to English Dictionary.
1. Particle 2. Pardon 3. Parchment 4. Parliament 5. Party
(a) 2, 4,1,3,5
(b) 3, 2, 4,1,5
(C) 3, 4, 2, 5,1
Directions (Q. Nos. 20 and 21) Which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following words in ascending order?
20. 1. Weekly 2. Daily 3. Monthly 4. Fortnightly 5. Yearly
(a) 1,4,3, 2, 5
(b) 2,1,4, 3, 5
(c) 4,1,2, 3, 5
21. 1. Furniture 2. Forest 3. Wood 4. Tree
(b) 3, 2,1,4
22. Which one set of letters when sequentially placed at the gaps in the given letter series shall complete it?
a_b a_b b_a b_a
(a) b a a b
(b) a a b a
(c) a b a b
(d) b a a a
Directions (Q.Nos. 23-26) Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
23. 6, 11, 21, 26, 36, ?, 51
24. A, Z, B, Y, C, X, ?, ?
25. 225, 289, ?, 441
26. AZY, EXW, IVU, ?
27. If GRINDER is coded as 7654326, how is RENDER coded in that code?
28. Some equations are solved on the basis of a certain system. On the same basis, find out the correct answer for the unsolved equation.
8 x 7 x 5 = 578; 11 x 10 x 9 = 91011;
3 x 1 x 2 = 213; 7 x 4 x 2 = ?
29.Mathew told his friend Sham, pointing to a photograph, “Her father is the only son of my mother.” The photograph is of whom?
(a) Mathew’s niece
(b) Mathew’s mother
(c) Mathew’s daughter
(d) Mathew’s sister
(c) Her father is the only son means Mathew himself and the photograph is of Mathew’s daughter.
30.Which interchange of signs will make the following equation correct?
(16 – 4) x 6 ÷ 2 + 8 = 30
(a) ÷ and –
(b) 4 and 2
(c) – and +
(d) 16 and 6
31. A group of alphabets are given with each being assigned a number. These have to be unscrambled into a meaningful word and correct order of letters may be indicated from the given responses.
R T E F A
1 2 3 4 5
(b) 4, 3, 5,1,2
(c) 5, 4,1,3,2
(d) 5, 4, 2, 3,1
32. Find the wrong number in the given series
9, 14, 19,25,32,40
33. From the given alternatives, select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word?
(b) ‘GOOD’ cannot be formed by the letters of the given word ‘PSYCHOLOGY’ because the letter ‘D’ is not present in ‘PSYCHOLOGY’.
34. In a group of five districts, Akbarpur is smaller than Fatehpur, Dhanbad is bigger than Palamu and Bara Banki is bigger than Fatehpur but not as big as Palamu. Which district is the biggest?
(c) Dhanbad > Palamu > Bara Banki > Fatehpur > Akbarpur
Hence, Dhanbad district is biggest amongst them.
35. Select the correct combination of mathematical signs to replace * signs and to balance the given equation.
(a)÷ – = x
(b) x ÷ – =
(c) + ÷ x =
(d) x = ÷ +
36. If TALENT is written as LATENT, how EXOTIC can be written in that code?
Directions (Q. Nos. 37 and 38) Select the missing number from the given responses.
39. Anita drives from point A towards North and travels 30 km. She then turns to her right and travels 4 km, and then again turns to the right and drives straight for 30 km. How much distance she has to cover to go straight to the starting point?
(a) 26 km
(b) 8 km
(c) 22 km
(d) 4 km
40. Two statements , are given followed by four conclusions I, II, III and IV. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements. Indicate your answer.
Statements Some teachers are students.
All students are girls.
I. All teachers are girls
II. Some girls are teachers.
III. Some girls are students.
IV. All students are teachers.
(a) Only I follows
(b) I, II and III follow
(c) II and III follow
(d) All follow
41. Six friends A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting in a . row facing East. ‘C’ is between ‘A’ and ‘E’. ‘B’ is just to the right of ‘E’ but left of ‘D’. ‘F’ is not at the right end. How many persons are to the right of ‘E’?
42. Two statements are given followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even, if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow from the given statements. Indicate your answer.
Statements All fruits are sweet.
All sweet things are not good for health.
I. All fruits are not good for health.
II. Some fruits are not good for health.
(a) Only I follows
(b) Only II follows
(c) Neither I nor II follows
(d) I and II follow
43. Ravi in his evening walks travelled towards the sun 3 km, then he turned to his left walked 2 km. He again turned to his right and walked 3 km. Finally, he turned to his right walked another 2 km. In which direction is Ravi walking now?
44. A solid cube of 4 inches has been painted red, green aryl black on pair of opposite faces. It has been cut into one inch cubes. How many cubes have only one face painted?
45. A piece of paper is folded and cut as shown below in the question figures. From the given answer figures, indicate how it will appear when opened?
(b) Answer figure (b) will appear when the piece of paper is opened after cutting.
46. Select the answer figure in which the question figure is hidden/embedded.
47. Which of the answer figure is exactly the mirror image of the given figure, when the mirror is held on the line AB?
(d) Answer figure (d) will be the correct mirror image of the question figure.
48.A word is represented by only one set of numbers as given in any one of the alternatives. The sets of numbers given in the alternatives are represented by two classes of alphabets as in two matrices, given below. The columns and rows of Matrix I are numbered from 0 to 3 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 4 to 7. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column e.g., ‘A’ can be represented by 00, 76 and ‘S’ can be represented by 11, 66. Identify the set for the word PUSH.
49. Which one of the following diagrams best depicts the relationship among Nation, States and Districts? Nation, States, Districts
50. Which answer figure will complete the pattern in the question figure?
(d) Answer figure (d) will complete the question figure.
Part III English Language
Directions (Q.Nos. 51-55) In questions, part of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error corresponding to the appropriate letter (a, b, c). If there is no error, your answer (d).
51. I told him (a)/that I availed (b)/the opportunity.(c) /No error (d)
(b) Add ‘myself of’ after ‘availed’.
52. I think (a)/he owns an expensive (b)/painting by Hussain. (c)/No error (d)
(d) The sentence is correct.
53. It is time (a)/we should have done (b)/something useful. (c)/No error (d)
(b) Use ‘did’ in place of ‘should have done’.
54. He will tell you (a)/about it when (b)/he will come back. (c)/No error (d)
(c) Use ‘comes’ in place of ‘will come’.
55. A large sign near (a)/the entrance warns the visitors (b) /to beware about bears. (c)/No error (d)
(c) Use ‘of’ in place of ‘about’.
Directions (Q.Nos. 56-60) In questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word (s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four.
56. The Chairman is ill and we’ll have to___the meeting for a few days.
(a) put on
(b) put of
(c) put away
(d) put off
(d) Put off
57. He told me that he___ watching the movie
(a) is finished
(b) was finished
(c) had finished
(d) not finished
(c) had finished
58. I do my work ___carefully to make mistakes.
59. The cat and the dog have a___enemy in the rat.
60. He is very good___making stories.
Directions (Q.Nos. 61-65) In questions out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
(a) Request means to ask in a polite way.
(a) Foreboding means a strong feeling that something unpleasant is to occur.
(a) Change means to become/make different.
(b) Genuine means real; not artificial.
(b) Acquaint means to make familiar with or be aware of something.
Directions (Q.Nos. 66-70) In questions choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word
(c) Plausible means reasonable and likely to be true.
(c) Genial means friendly and cheerful. Boorish means very unpleasant and rude.
(b) Demolish means to pull or knock down a building.
(d) Frailty means weakness.
(d) Prevent means to stop something from happening.
Induce means to presuade to do something; to cause something.
Directions (Q.Nos. 71-75) In questions four alternatives are given for the idiom/phrase underlined in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom / Phrase.
71. He knows the ins and outs of the case.
(a) entry and exit
(b) separate ways
(d) full details
(d) Ins and Outs means all the details.
72. The news of the President’s death spread like wild fire.
(a) spread rapidly
(b) caused a major confusion
(c) was a wild rumour
(d) set the nation on fire
(a) Spread like wild fire means to become known by more and more people very quickly.
73. Negative arguments generally end up in smoke when team members sit together to discuss important strategies.
(a) create hard feelings
(b) lead to bad habits
(c) spoil good understanding
(d) become useless finally
(d) End up in smoke means become useless finally.
74. When my friend was in Kolkata, he ran into an old friend at the theatre.
(b) met accidentally
(c) planned to meet
(b) Ran into means to meet somebody by chance.
75. Going abroad for a holiday was out of the question.
(b) Out of the question means impossible or not allowed therefore not worth discussing.
Directions (Q.Nos. 76-80) In questions a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b) and (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed your answer is (d).
76. The price cannot be quoted except we are allowed to examine the sample.
(d) No improvement
(b) It should be ‘unless’.
77. If I hadn’t seen the car coming, I might have been killed.
(a) If I had seen the car coming
(b) When I hadn’t seen the car coming
(c) Since I hadn’t seen the car coming
(d) No improvement
(d) The sentence is correct.
78. If you can afford a new car, your business must be looking up.
(d) No improvement
(d) The sentence is correct.
79. The police would be employed at all places to beef up security.
(d) No improvement
(a) It should be ‘deployed’.
80. “Gulliver’s Travels” are an interesting novel.
(d) No improvement
(c) It should be ‘is’.
Directions (Q.Nos. 81-85) In questions out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
81. A general pardon of offenders.
82. One who practises one of the fine arts.
83. Scale used for measuring the strength of an earthquake.
84. Something kept as a reminder of an event.
85. Found all over the world.
Directions (Q. Nos. 86-90) In questions groups of four words are given. In each group, of word is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.
(b) The correct spelling is ‘privilege’.
(a) The correct spelling is ‘dilemma’.
(c) The correct spelling is ‘irreparable’.
(b) The correct spelling is ‘generator’.
(a) The correct spelling is ‘homogeneous’.
Directions (Q. Nos. 91-100) In the following passage in questions some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.
Ants play an important part in the (91) of nature. They eat a large (92) of insects and so help keep them (93) becoming too plentiful. In the tropics, ants eat more (94) half the termites hatched each year. Ants, in (95) are an important (96) source for birds. Frogs, lizards and many other animals also feed (97) ants. Ants are (98) helpful and harmful to farmers. Some kinds of ants aid farmers by killing insects that (99) crops. Ants that dig underground nests (100) the soil. They break up, loosen and mix the soil.
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
101. If a + b + c = 0, then the value of
102. The radius of the base of a conical tent is 16 m. If 427 3/7 sq m canvas is required to construct the tent,
then the slant height of the tent is (take it π=22/7 )
(a) 17 m
(c) 19 m
103. The curved surface area of a cylindrical pillar is 264 sq m and its volume is 924 cu m. The ratio of its diameter to height is
(a) 3 : 7
(b) 7 :3
(c) 6 : 7
(d) 7 : 6
104. PR is tangent to a circle, with centre O and radius 4 cm, at point Q. If ∠POR = 90°, OR = 5 cm and 20
OP = 20/3 cm, then in cm, the length of PR is
105. In one litre of a mixture of alcohol and water, water is 30%. The amount of alcohol that must be added to the mixture so that the part of water in the mixture becomes 15% is
(a) 1000 mL
(b) 700 mL
(c) 300 mL
(d) 900 mL
106. If 3x + 1/2x = 5, then the value of 8x3 + 1/27x3 is
107. If the average of x and 1/x (x ≠ 0) is M, then the average of x2 and 1/x2 is
108. If 20% of (A + B) = 50% of B, then value of 2A-B/2A+B is
109. The length of a room floor exceeds its breadth by 20 m. The area of the floor remains unaltered when the length is decreased by 10 m but the breadth is increased by 5 m. The area of the floor (in square metres) is
110. The value of sin 39°/cos 51° + 2 tan 11° tan 31° tan 45° tan 59° tan 79° – 3 (sin221° + sin269°) is
111. The angles of elevation of the top of a building and the top of the chimney on the roof of the building from a point on the ground are x and 45°, respectively. The height of building is h m. Then, the height of the chimney is (in m)
(a)h cot x+h
(b)h cot x-b
(c)h tan x-h
(d)h tan x + h
112. A fruit seller makes a profit of 20% by selling mangoes at a certain price. If he charges Rs 1 more for each mango, he can make a profit of 40%. Find the selling price of a mango in the first case.
(a) Rs 6
(b) Rs 5
(c) Rs 5.50
(d) Rs 7
113. The greatest of the numbers 2√8,4√13,5√16,10√41,is
114. A certain number when divided by 175 leaves a remainder 132. When the same number is divided by 25, the remainder is
115. If a, b, and c are real and a2 +b2 + c2 = 2 (a – b – c) – 3, then the value of 2a – 3b + 4c is
116. From a solid cylinder of height 10 cm and radius of the base 6 cm, a cone of same height and same base is removed. The volume of the remaining solid is
(a) 240 π cu cm
(b) 5280 π cu cm
(c) 620 π cu cm
(d) 360 π cu cm
117. If the work done by (x – 1), men in (x + 1) days is to the work done by (x + 2) men in (x – 1) days are in the ratio 9 : 10, then the value of x is equal to
118. If 1 is added to both the numerator and the denominator of a fraction, it becomes 1/4. If 2 is ,added to both the numerator and the denominator of that fraction, it becomes 1/3. The sum of numerator and denominator of the fraction is
121. If x + y = z, then the expression x3 + y3 – z3 + 3xyz will be equal to
(c) – 3xyz
122.5 men and 2 women working together can do four times as much work per hour as a man and a woman together! The work done by a man and a woman should be in the ratio
(a) 1 :2
(d) 4 :1
(b) 5 men + 2 women = 4 men + 4 women
1 man = 2 women
Work of 1 man : work of 1 women = 2:1
123. The mean value of 20 observations was found to 75, but later on it was detected that 97 was misread as 79. Find the correct mean.
124. If the cost price of 15 tables be equal to the selling price of 20 tables, the lost per cent is
126. A number whose one-fifth part increased by 4 is equal to its one-fourth part diminished by 10, is
127. Measure of each interior angle of a regular polygon can never be
(b) Measure of each interior angle of a regular polygon can never be in odd digit i.e., 105°.
128. The ratio of the areas of the cir cum circle and the in circle of a square is
129. The base of a right pyramid is a square of side 16 cm long. If its height be 15 cm, then the area of the lateral surface in square centimeter is
130. In a ΔABC, in centre is O and ∠BOC = 110°, then the measure of ∠BAC is
131.Alcohol and water in two vessels A and B are in the ratio 5 : 3 and 5 :4, respectively. In what ratio, the liquids in both the vessels be mixed to obtain a new mixture in vessel C in the ratio 7 : 5?
(c) 3 :5
(d) 2 : 5
132. If an exterior angle of a cyclic quadrilateral be 50°, then the interior opposite angle is
133. A shopkeeper gains Rs 56 on a toy after allowing 23% discount on its marked price. If his gain is 10%, then the marked price of the toy is
134. Neha’s weight is 140% of Tina’s weight. Mina’s weight is 90% of Lina’s weight. Lina weighs twice as much as Tina. If Neha’s weight is x% of Mina’s weight, then x is equal to
135. The difference between the compound interest and simple interest on a certain sum for 2 yr at 6% per annum is Rs 27. The sum is
(a) Rs 5000
(b) Rs 5500
(c) Rs 7000
(d) Rs 7500
136. Successive discounts of p% and q% on the catalogue price of an article is equivalent to a single discount of
137. If A = tan 11° tan 29°,
B = 2 cot 61° cot 79°, then
(b) A = -2B
(c) 2 A = B
(d) 2 A=-B
140. ABCD is a rhombus whose side AB = 4 cm and ∠ABC = 120°, then the length of diagonal BD is equal to
(a) 1 cm
(b) 2 cm
(c) 3 cm
(d) 4 cm
141. A person can row 7 1/2km/h in still water and he finds that it takes him twice as long to row up as to row down the river. The speed of the stream is
(a) 2 km/h
(b) 3 km/h
(c) 2 1/2 km/h
(d) 3 1/2 km/h
Directions (Q. Nos. 142-146) Study the graph and answer the questions.
142. What per cent of the demand of company C is that of the company B?
143. What is the difference between average demand and average production of the five companies taken together?
144. The average production of the companies A, B, C and that of the companies D, E are in the ratio
145. What is the ratio of companies having more demand than production to those having more production than demand?
(a) 2 : 3
(b) 4 :1
(c) 1 : 4
(d) 3 :2
146. How many times of the production of company D is that of the company A?
Directions (Q. Nos. 147-150) The following table shows the production of food grains (in million tonnes) in a State for the period 1988 to 1992. Read the table and answer the questions.
147. During 1990, the percentage of decrease in production of maize as against the previous year was
148. In 1991, the increase in production over the previous year was maximum for
(d) other cereals
149. The increase in the production of other cereals (over the previous year) was minimum during the year
150. During 1992, the percentage of increase in the production of wheat, over the previous year was
Part IV General Awareness
151. The Five Year Plan that gave priority to heavy industry was
(a) Second Five Year Plan focused on industry,
especially on heavy industries. The duration of Second Five Year Plan was 1956-61. Hydroelectric power projects and 5 steel plants were set up at Bhillai (Chhattisgarh), Durgapur (Paschim Banga) and Rourkela (Odisha).
152. The Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and awards for the year 2010, were presented by the Vice President on July 22, 2011. Who of the following received award in the field of dance?
(a) Chhanu Lai Mishra
(c) Atamjit Singh
(b) Malabika Mitra recieved av/ard in the field of Dance for Kathak for the year 2010.
Other Personalities Field
Chhanu Lai Mishra -Hindustani vocal (music)
Atamjit Singh – Play writing (theatre)
153. Who acts as the Chairman of the State Planning Board?
(b) Chief Minister
(c) Leader of the opposition
(b) Chairman of Planning Commission at centre is Prime Minister of India likely Chairman of State Planning Board is Cheif Minister of that particular state.
154. Air bladder in fish acts as
(a) accessory respiratory organ
(b) hydrostatic organ
(c) both accessory respiratory organ and hydrostatic organ
(d) primary respiratory organ
(c) Air bladder also known as swim bladder is an internal gas-filled organ that contributes to the ability of a fish to control its buoyancy (force exerted by a fluid that opposes an objects weight), and thus to stay at the current water depth without having to waster energy in swimming. It acts both as respiratory organ and hydrostatic organ.
155. Which of the following is called ‘Blue Planet’?
(b) Barth has been referred to as the Blue Planet because 70% of the Earth surface is covered with water.
156. Which one of the following gland is responsible for secretion of sex hormones?
(a) Adrenal gland
(b) Thyroid gland
(c) Pituitary gland
(d) Sebaceous gland
157. In cauliflower plant, the useful part is
(a) underground stem
(c) young inflorescence
158. Aurobindo Ghosh was arrested in connection with
(a) Alipore Bomb Case
(b) Kolhapur Bomb Case
(c) Lahore Conspiracy Case
(a) Aurobindo Ghosh is connected with the trial of Airpore Bomb Case which took place during May 1908. Revolutionary Movements took place against the Partition of Bengal in 1908, led by Aurobindo Ghosh, Rasbihari Bose and others.. Britishers attempted to supress these movements brutally, the conflict came to head when on April 30, 1908 Khudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki threw a bomb on horse carrying British Magistrate. Immediately many activists along with Aurobindo Ghosh was arrested (on the charge of planning bomb attack) and imprisoned in Alipore jail.
159. For a ray of light to suffer total internal reflection it has to pass from
(a) glass to water
(b) water to glass
(c) air to water
(d) air to glass
(a) Total internal reflection is a phenomenon that happens when a ray of light strikes a- medium boundary at an angle larger than the angle of incidence above which total internal reflection occurs with respect to the surface. It will occur only when the ray of light passes through glass to other medium.
160. Which of the following is an example of a database manager?
(c) Quattro Pro
(d) Corel Draw
(a) Database manager organizes database of a organization based on the web server or application configuration and also provides ability to connect any database on the network.
161. If lime water is kept in the air, it turns milky due to presence of
(a) Carbon dioxide
(d) Sulphur dioxide
(a) Lime water is the common name for calcium hydroxide solution [Ca (OH)2], It turns milky when exposed to carbon dioxide (C02).
162. What are the signals that inform the operating system that some activity has taken place, called?
(b) An operating system is responsible for managing hardware and software resources and for handling interactions between applications and hardware. Interrupt are signals that inform the operating system that some activity has taken place.
163. Name the Prime Minister who brought about a thaw in India-China relations by signing the “Line of Actual Control”?
(a) Lai Bahadur Shastri
(b) PV Narashima Rao
(d) VP Singh
(c) Line of Actual Control (LAC) is the border between India and China. LAC is 4057 km long. It passes through Indian states of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. The agreement giving legal status to LAC was signed on 7th September, 1993 between Indian Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao and Chinese counterpart.
164. ‘Manchester’ of South India is
(a) Coimbatore is famous as Manchester of South India because it has largest number of mills and industries manufacturing cotton.
165. The acid stored in batteries is
(a) sulphuric acid
(b) nitric acid
(c) hydrochloric acid
(d) acetic acid
(a) Sulphuric acid
166. Heavy metal pollution of water is caused by
(b) wood burning
(c) acid plants
(d) domestic sewage
(c) Acid plants .
167. A stone is dropped from the roof of a house towards the ground. The kinetic energy of the stone will be maximum
(a) just after it is dropped
(b) when it is just on the half-way
(c) just before it touches the ground
(d) when it touches the ground
(c) When a stone is dropped from the roof of a house towards the ground, the kinetic energy (when an object is in motion) of the stone will be maximum just before it touches the ground because, as the body falls, its potential energy decreases but at the same time kinetic energy increases simultaneously by an equal amount while going downward.
168. Which state’s name was changed sometime back?
(c) West Bengal
(d) Andhra Pradesh
(b) The Name of Orissa state has been changed to Odisha which came into effect from November, 2011.
169. The latest and the largest Ship-yard set up with Japanese collaboration is
(a) Hindustan Ship-yard in Vishakhapatnam
(b) Kochi Ship-yard
(c) Garden Reach Workshops at Kolkata
(d) Mazagaon Dock at Mumbai
(b) Kochi or Cochin Shipyard in Kerala has been set up with the Japanese collaboration and is the largest Shipyard in India.
170. Income and consumption are
(a) inversely related
(b) directly related
(c) partially related
(b) Income and consumption are directly related as Income increases consumption of goods also increases but consumption of inferior goods decreases and luxury goods increases.
171. Which of the following ‘Public Undertakings’ has not been conferred with ‘Maharatna’ Status?
(d) Coal India Limited
(b) In 2009, the government established the Maharatna status, which raises a company’s investment cielling from f 1000 to ? 5000 Crore. At present, there are 5 industries which have been given Maharatna status.
1 . Coal India Ltd
2. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
3. NTPC Ltd
172. Who is known as the ‘Indian Bismarck’?
(a) Vallabhbhai Patel
(b) Subhash Chandra Bose
(c) Bhagat Singh
(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(a) Otto Van Bismarck was a German statesman, who unified Germany as a nation state, like-wise Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel united various small independent kingdoms after the independence of India.
173. Which one of the four regions above the Earth has smallest height (km)?
(d) Troposphere is the lowest layer of atmosphere which extends from surface upto 8-9 km at polls and up to 17 km at equator.
Layers of Height from
Atmosphere Ground Surface
Stratosphere- 51 km
Mesosphere -80 to 85 km
Thermosphere- 350 to 800 km
174. Which State of India shows the lowest population as per Census 2011?
Answer:(d) Sikkim has the least population of 607688 according to Census 2011. The four least populate states of India are
1. Sikkim 2. Mizoram
3. Arunachal Pradesh 4. Goa
Whereas UP is the highest populated state.
(a) Web-site of each railway division
(b) the onboard medical officer in every train to attend to medical emergencies
(c) security guard in every AC coach of Rajdhani/ ,Shatabdi and AC Duronto Express
(d) an onboard magazine of Indian Railways to be available in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/AC Duronto Express
(d) ‘Rail Bandhu’ is an onboard magazine of Indian Railways to be available in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/AC Durant Express.
176. Which one of the following ceased to be a
Fundamental Right under the Constitution?
(a) Right to Education
(b) Right to Work
(c) Right to Property
(d) Right to Equality before Law
(c) Fundamental Right of Right to Property has ceased to be a Fundamental Right given under Article 19 and 31 by 44th Amendment Act 1978, now it has been,added under Article 300-A and considered as a legal right.
177. The inert gas which is substituted for nitrogen in the air used by deep sea divers for breathing is
(a) In underwater diving an inert gas is a component of the breathing mixture which is not metabolically active and serves to dilute the gas mixture. The most common inert gases used in breathing gases for diving are Nitrogen and Helium.
178. Coffee Research Institute of India is located at
(*) All the given options are incorrect as Coffee Research Institute is located in Chickmagalur district of Karnataka.
179. How many major seaports are there in India?
(d) There are 12 major sea-ports, in India, 6 on Western Coast and remaining 6 on Eastern Coast. Ports of Western Coast Kandla (Gujarat), Mumbai and Jawahar Lai Nehru (Maharashtra), Marmagao (Goa), Mangalore (Karnataka), Cochin (Kerala).
Ports of Eastern Coast Kolkata-Haldia (Paschim Banga), Paradeep (Odisha), Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Chennai, Ennore and Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu).
180. The members of the Rajya Sabha are elected for a term of
(a) Two years
(b) Four years
(c) Five years
(d) Six years
(d) The members of Rajya Sabha are elected for a term of 6 years and 1/3 of its members retire every second year.
181. When was National Emergency imposed by the President of India on the grounds of internal disorder?
(d) The National emergency in India was imposed on “25 June, 1975 to 21 March 1977, by the President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed under the Prime Ministership of Indira Gandhi under Article 352 of the Indian Constitution.
182. Which one of the following is an example for Monopoly?
(b) Indian Railways
(d) Hindustan Unilever Limited
(b) Indian Railways is an example of exclusive monopoly because private sector and private investment is not allowed in railway sector.
183. A black body can absorb radiations of
(a) lower wavelengths only
(b) intermediate wavelengths only
(c) higher wavelengths only
(d) all wavelengths
(d) All wavelengths
184. Which one of the following is having elastic demand?
(d) Match boxes
(c) Elastic demand means that demand for a product is sensitive to price change i.e.. If the price of a particular product increases its demand falls and vice-versa.
185. What growth rate of Indian Economy has been projected by IMF for 2011-12?
186. ‘Stone Cancer’ occurs due to
(a) Acid rain
(b) Global warming
(d) Bacterial action
187. The only Hindu courtier of Akbar who accepted Deen-e-Illahi was
(d) Man Singh
(b) Akbar was deeply interested in religious and philosophical matters. He started a new religious movement known as
Deen-e-Illahi in which he combines all good practices of several religions.
188. The chemical which is used in art and craft and can cause anemia and leukemia is
189. Who of the following was the winner of Wimbledon 2011, men’s single’s title?
(a) Rafael Nadal
(b) Novak Djokoyie
(c) Robert Lindstedt
(d) Roger Federer
(b) Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated Rafael Nadal of Spain.
190. Asbestos is formed of
(a) Calcium and Mangnesium
(b) Copper, Zinc and Manganese
(c) Lead and Iron
(d) Calcium and Zinc
(b) Copper, Zinc and Manganese
191. Which Party was established by Subhash Chandra Bose after he came out of Indian National Congress?
(a) Indian National Army
(b) Republican Party
(c) Forward Block
(d) Socialist Party
(c) After his resignation from Presidentship of Congress in 1939, Subhash Chandra Bose formed the Forward Block.
192. The Rama Krishna Mission was established by
(b) Rama Krishna
(c) MG Ranade
(d) Keshab Chandra Sen
(a) Rama Krishna Mission was founded by Swami Vivekananda in 1897, at Belur in Pashim Banga.
193. The year of accession of Kanishka to throne was
(a) AD 108
(b) AD 78
(d) AD 128
(c) Kanishka was the founding ruler of Kushan Empire.
194. Total number of muscles present in our body is
(b) The human body is comprised of hundreds of muscles. There is conflict on exact numbers of muscles in human body, but some experts suggest it as 639. So, the nearest answer among given options is 656.
195. Which of the plant products is used in leather industry?
196. The duration 19-21 days refers to
(a) incubation period of hen’s egg.
(b) average life-span of a red blood cell in humans
(c) the period of menstrual cycle soon after menstruation, during which fertilization is most likely to occur
(d) period of completion of one schizogony cycle of malarial parasite inside a red blood cell
(a) Incubation period of her’s egg.
197. Which of the following Mughal Emperors is credited with composition of Hindi songs?
198. WTO came into existence in the year
(c) WTO came into existence on January 1, 1995 replacing GATT.
199. Hydraulic machines work under the Principle of
(a) Newton’s Law
(b) Joules Law
(c) Pascal’s Law
(d) Floatation Law
(C) Pascal’s Law states that when there is an increase in pressure at an point in a confined fluid there is an equal increase in the container.
200. Who invented aeroplane?
(a) Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright
(b) Sir Frank Whittle
(c) Michael Faraday
(d) Christian hiuygens
(a) Two American brothers Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright are credited with the invention of aeroplane. Its first maiden flight took on 17 December, 1903.
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