SSC CHSL LDC/ DEO/ PSA Previous Year Solved Papers – 21 October, 2012 (1st Shift)
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level LDC & Data Entry Operator, Exam Solved Paper 21 October, 2012 (1st Shift)
Part I General Intelligence
Directions (Q. Nos. 1-6) In the question given below select the related letters / words / numbers from the given alternatives.
1. Jewellery : Gold : : Furniture : ?
(c)As, ‘Jewellery’ is made from ‘Gold’. Similarly, ‘Furniture’ is made from ‘Wood’.
2. Author : Novel: : Choreographer: ?
(d) As, ‘Author’ writes ‘Novel’. ‘Choreographer’ teaches.’Dance’.
3. Rig : Ofd : : Met: ?
4. BDAC : FHEG : : NPMO : ?
5. 49 : 64 : : 144 : ?
6. SHOE : NCJZ : : REWA : ?
Directions (Q. Nos. 7-10) In the questions given below, select the one which is different from the other three responses.
(b) Except ‘Teeth’, all others are sense organs.
(d) Dust-Vacuum cleaner
(d) Second works with help of first.
(b) Except ’Crime-Blame’, all others two words are opposite to each other.
Directions (Q. Nos. 11 and 12) In the questions given below, which one of the given responses would be a meaningful order of the following?
11. 1. Destination 2. Booking 3. Boarding 4. Travel 5. Planning
(a) 1,2, 3,4,5
(b) 3, 4, 5,1,2
(c) 4, 3,1,2, 5
(d) 5, 2, 3, 4,1
12. 1, Diagnosis 2. Doctor 3. Sick 4. Treatment 5. Recovery
(a) 1,2, 3, 4, 5
(b) 3, 2,1,4,5
(c) 2,1,3,4, 5
(d) 4, 5,1,3,2
13. Arrange the following words as per order in the dictionary.
1. Genuine 2. Genesis 3. Gender 4. Gentle 5. General
(c) 3, 5, 2, 4,1
(d) 2, 5, 3,1,4
Directions (Q. Nos. 14-17) In the questions given below, a series is given, with one term/ number / letters missing. Choose the correct alternative from the given ones that will complete the series.
14. V, VIII, XI, XIV, ?, XX
16. XGH, WIJ, VKL, UMN, ?
17. SCD, TEF, UGH, ? , WKL
18. K is more beautiful than B. B is not as beautiful as Y. J is not as beautiful as B or Y. Whose beauty is in the least degree?
19. A person’s present age is two-fifth of the age of his mother. After 8 yr, he will be one-half of the age of his mother. How old is the mother at present?
(a) 32 yr
(b) 36 yr
(c) 40 yr
(d) 48 yr
20. Raghu and Babu are twins. Babu’s sister is Reema. Reema’s husband is Rajan. Raghu’s mother is Lakshmi. Lakshmi’s husband is Rajesh. How is Rajesh related to Rajan?
21. If – stands for ÷, + stands for x, ÷ stands for – and x stands for +, find out which one of the following is correct?
(a) 49 + 7 – 3 x 5÷ 8 = 20
(b) 49 – 7 + 3 ÷ 5 x 8=24
(c) 49 x 7 + 3 ÷ 5 – 8=16
(d) 49 ÷ 7 x 3 + 5 – 8=26
Directions (Q. Nos. 22 and 23) In the questions given below, from the given alternatives select the word which cannot be formed using the letters of the given word.
(b) Due to absence of letter ‘W’ the word ‘VIEW’ cannot be formed.
(c) Due to absence of letter ‘U’ the word ’NUMBER’ cannot be formed.
24. If ‘MADRAS’ is written as ‘DAMSAR’, how can ‘MUMBAI’ be written in that code?
(b) First half letters and second half letters are coded in reverse order.
MADRAS –> DAMSAR
25. If ‘DREAM’ is coded as ‘78026’ and ‘CHILD’ is coded as ‘53417’, how can ‘LEADER’ be coded?
26. If rat is called dog, dog is called mongoose, mongoose is called lion, lion is called snake and snake is called elephant, which is reared as a pet?
(c) We know that dog is reared as a pet but in question dog is called as mongoose. Hence, mongoose is reared as a pet.
Directions (Q. Nos. 27-31) In the questions given below, select the missing number from the given responses.
27. 7, 8, 10, 13, 17, ?
28. 69, 72, 78, 87, ?, 114
29. 1, 8,27, ?
30. 48, 82, 44, 77, 40, 72,?
31. If 364 (146) 437, then 574 (?) 641
32. The number of students in a course increases every year in a college. Find out the number in 2010 from the following information.
33. Prakash travelled 6 km Northward, then turned left and travelled 4 km, then turned left and travelled 6 km. How far was Prakash from the starting point?
(a) 10 km
(b) 8 km
(c) 6 km
(d) 4 km
34. Two cars leave the same place at the same time. One runs at 20 km/h towards NortlTand the other at 15 km/h towards East. What will be the distance between them (in km) after 2 h of travelling?
35. If police is called teacher, teacher is called politician, politician is called doctor, doctor is called lawyer and lawyer is called surgeon, who will arrest the criminals?
(c) We know that police will arrest the criminals but in question police is called as teacher. Hence, teacher will arrest the criminals.
Directions (Q. Nos. 36 and 37) In the questions given below, two statements are given followed by two /four Conclusions I, II III and IV. You have to consider the two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follow form the given statements.
36. Statements Some buses are four wheelers.
All four wheelers are vans.
Conclusions I. Some vans are buses.
II. Some buses are vans.
(a) Only Conclusion I follows
(b) Only Conclusion II follows
(c) Either Conclusion I or II follows
(d) Both Conclusions I and II follow
37. Statements All peacocks are lions.
Some tigers are Peacocks.
Conclusions I. Some lions are not tigers.
II. All tigers are lions.
III. Some tigers are lions.
IV. All peacocks are tigers.
(a) Only Conclusion I follows
(b) Only Conclusion II follows
(c) Only Conclusion III follows
(d) Only Conclusion IV follows
Directions (Q. Nos. 38 and 39) In the questions given below, if a mirror is placed on the line XY, then which of the answer figures is the correct image of the given question figure?
40. How many cubes are there in this diagram?
(b)Number of cubes =4 x 2 + 1 x 4
41. How many educated people are employed?
(a)Number of educated people are employed =12+6=18
42. From the information given below, find out the number of people who do not read any newspaper.
(a) Number of people who do not read any newspaper = 420 — (85-60 + 200) = 420 — 225 = 195
43. Find out the number of people who do not play any game.
(a) Number of people who do not play any
game =40 -(25-16 + 22) = 40 – 31 = 9
44.Which answer figure will complete the pattern given in the question figure?
(d)Answer figure(d)will complete the pattern of the question figure
Directions (Q. Nos. 45-47) In the questions given below, from the given answer figures, select the one in which the question figure is hidden I embedded.
48. If the following pattern is drawn on a transparent rectangular sheet and folded along the dotted line, how does it appear?
(c)Answer figure (c) will appear when the transparent rectangular sheet folded along the dotted line.
49. A triangular sheet of paper has been folded and punched as shown in the following series of figures. How will it appear when opened?
(d) Answer figure (d) will appear when the triangular sheet of paper has been folded and punched as shown in the question figures.
50. 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 4 and that of Matrix II are numbered from 5 to 9. A letter from these matrices can be represented first by its row and next by its column e.g., M can be represented by 14, 21, etc.and P can be represented by 59, 78, etc., Similarly, you have to identify the set for the word MIST.
(a) 02, 58, 03, 86
(b) 40, 77, 34, 98
(c) 14, 89, 22, 88
(d) 40, 58, 03, 56
M–>02, 14, 21, 33, 40
I–> 58, 65, 77, 89, 96
S–> 03, 10, 22, 34, 41
T–> 56, 68, 75, 87, 99
MIST–> 40, 58, 03, 56
Part II English Language
Directions (Q. Nos. 51-56) In the questions given below, some parts of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error. If a sentence is free from error, your answer is (d)
51. India has got (a)/ freedom (b)/ in 1947. (c)/ No error (d)
(a) Remove ‘has’. Simple Past Tense is required here.
52. Every scientific invention (a)/ has proved (b)/ much harmful to society than beneficial.(c) / No error (d)
(c) Use ‘more’ in place of ‘much’. Use of than clearly indicates it.
53. She is preparing (a)/ for this examination (b)/ since 2004. (c)/ No error (d)
(a) Use ‘has been’ in place of ‘is’. The sentence is in Present Perfect Continuous Tense.
54. I can depend upon (a)/ your help (b)/ can I ? (c)/ No error (d)
(c) Use ‘can’t I’ in place of ‘can I’.
55. I am tired (a)/ so I’ll lay down (b)/ and take rest, (c)/ No error (d)
(b) Use ‘lie’ in place of ‘lay’.
56. If her grandfather (a)/ would have lived three more days (b)/ he would have been 100 yr old. (c)/ No error (d)
(b) Use ‘had’ in place of ‘would have’.
Directions (Q. Nos. 57-61) In the questions given below, 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.
57. She thanked Vishal as she could reach the station on time__his help.
58. My___brother is called Arhaan.
59. The lawyer has plenty of___
60. ‘I have brought the book. It’s___!” Ravi said assertively to all the boys present.
61. “The project is good, but there is ___missing to make it an excellent work,’ the engineer commented,
Directions (Q. Nos. 62-64) In the questions given below, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
(c) Fortitude means ‘courage’ shown by somebody who is facing great difficulties.
(b) Imply and connote both means ‘to suggest’.
(d) Vigilant means ‘very careful to notice any signs of danger or trouble’.
Directions (Q. Nos. 65-67) In the questions given below, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word
(d) Feeble means ‘very weak’. Robust means ‘strong and healthy’.
(b) Adulterate means ‘to make less pure by making another substance’. Purify means ‘to make something pure by removing substances that are dirty or harmful’.
(c) Vain means ‘too proud of your own appearance, abilities or achievements’. Humble means ‘showing you do not think that you are as important as other people’.
Directions (Q. Nos. 68-72) In the questions given below, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom /Phrase.
68. A cry in wilderness
(a) A cry in vain .
(b) An unpleasant situation
(c) A cry in disgrace
(d) A cry with a laughter
(a) A cry in wilderness means a cry in vain (useless).
69. To rock the boat
(a) To conspire against
(b) To create difficulties
(c) To agitate against
(d) To upset the balance
(b) To rock the boat means to cause problems or to create difficulties.
70. To beat the air
(a) To make a great effort
(b) To act intelligently
(c) To make efforts that are useless and/or vain
(d) To make every possible effort
(c) To beat the air means to make efforts that are useless.
71. See through
(a) To persist with something
(b) To see off
(c) To detect the true nature
(d) To ignore something
(c) See through means to realise the truth about somebody or something so that you are not deceived.
72. To give airs
(c) To give airs means to boast.
Directions (Q. Nos. 73-79) In the questions given below, a part of the sentence is underlined. Below are given alternatives to the underlined part at (a), (b), (c) which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, your answer is (d).
73. She is my better half.
(d) No improvement
(d) The sentence is correct.
74. The Prime Minister has gone to Brazil, isn’t it?
(a) has he?
(b) hasn’t he?
(c) didn’t he?
(d) No improvement
(b) It should be ‘hasn’t he’.
75. They were congratulated him for his birthday.
(a) congratulated him for
(b) were congratulated him on ;
(c) congratulated him on
(d) No improvement
(c) It should be ‘congratulated him on’.
76. My cousin sister is a teacher.
(b) cousin’s sister
(c) cousin brother
(d) No improvement
(a) It should be ‘cousin’. Cousin means a child of your aunt or uncle.
77. The news is so good but it can’t be true.
(a) too good to
(b) very good to
(c) rather good to
(d) No improvement
(a) It should be ‘too good to’ or ‘so good that it can’t’.
78. I had lived in this house since 2005.
(a) am living
(b) have been living
(c) have lived
(d) No improvement
(b) Perfect Continuous Tense is reguired here.
79. Keeping away from controversy is best policy.
(a) a better policy
(b) the best policy
(c) most best policy
(d) No improvement
(b) ‘The best policy’ is the appropriate phrase.
Directions (Q. Nos. 80-83) In the questions given below, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words / sentence.
80. Impossible to decipher, make out or read
(c) Illegible means difficult or impossible to read.
81. Careful not to harm or inconvenience others
(b) Considerate means careful not to hurt or upset others.
82. One who finds it easy to produce new and original ideas and things.
(b) Creative means having the skill and ability to produce something new.
83. Done with good judgement
(b) Judicious means careful and sensible; showing good judgement.
Directions (Q. Nos. 84 and 85) In the questions given below, there are four different words out of which one is correctly spelt. Find the correctly spelt word.
(a) The correct spelling is ‘Grammar’.
(c) The correct spelling is ‘Immediate’.
Directions (Q. Nos. 86-100) In the questions given below, you are to have follow two brief passages with 10 questions in Passage I and 5 questions in Passage II. Read the passage carefully and fill in the blanks with suitable words out of the four alternatives given.
Beggars have found a new way of making money. They seek (86) via SMS, requesting to credit sums (87) from Rs 10 to Rs 100. They explain their (88) and end the message with a statement of (89). Those who are God-fearing will definitely (90) to their request and will be heaped with (91) as a reward for their good (92). Many also send heavenly pictures of (93). Quite in few people (94) and give away alms. They (95) that they are giving money in the name of God, irrespective of who the receiver is?
(b) heed .
(a) take action
Left handed persons can do certain things better than those who are right handed. They generally find it more (96) to learn languages and Mathematics, but have an advantage when it (97) to music or sports. Recent research shows that the reason for (98) or right-handedness, and the qualities (99) go with each of these, (100) lie in differences in the construction of the brain.
Part III Quantitative Aptitude
101. The wrong number in the series
2,9, 28, 65,126,216, 344 is
(d) None of these
102. Eight consecutive numbers are given. If the average of the two numbers that appear in the middle is 6, then the sum of the eight given numbers is
103. If (1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x…x n) = n!, then (14! – 13! – 12!) is equal to
104. A and B together can do a piece of work in 12 days, while B alone can finish it in 30 days, A alone can finish the work in
(a) 15 days
(b) 18 days
(c) 20 days
(d) 25 days
105. A and B can do a job together in 12 days. A is 2 times as efficient as B. In how many days can B alone complete the work?
106. The marked price is 20% higher than cost price. A discount of 20% is given on the marked price. By this type of sale, there is
(a) no loss no gain
(b) 4% gain
(c) 4% loss
(d) 2% loss
107. A chair listed at Rs 350 is available at successive discounts of 25% and 10%. The selling price of the chair is
108. A tradesman marks his goods at such a price that after allowing a discount of 15%, he makes a profit of 20%. What is the marked price of an article whose cost price is Rs 170?
109. In two types of stainless steel, the ratio of chromium and steel are 2:11 and 5:11, respectively. In what proportion should the two types be mixed, so that the ratio of chromium to steel in the mixed type become 7:32?
(a) 1 : 2
(b) 1 : 3
(c) 2 : 3
(d) 3 : 4
110. A sum of Rs 7000 is divided among A, B and C in such a way that the shares of A and B are in the ratio 2 : 3 and those of B and C are in the ratio 4:5. The share of B is
111. Tea worth Rs 126 per kg and Rs 135 per kg are mixed with a third variety in the ratio 1:1:2. If the mixture is worth Rs 153 per kg, the price of the third variety per kg will be
112. In the afternoon, a student read 100 pages at the rate of 60 pages/h. In the evening, when she was tired, she read 100 more pages at the rate of 40 pages/h. What was her average rate of reading, in pages per hour?
113. The mean weight of 34 students of a school is 42 kg. If the weight of the teacher be included, the mean rises by 400 g. Find the weight of the teacher (in kg).
114. A cricketer has a mean score of 60 runs in 10 innings. Find out how many runs are to be scored in the eleventh innings to raise the mean score to 62?
115. A trader purchases a watch and a wall clock for Rs 390. He sells them making a profit of 10% on the watch and 15% on the wall clock. He earns a profit of Rs 51.50. The difference between the original prices of the wall clock and the watch is equal to
(a) Rs 11o
(b) Rs 100
(c) Rs 80
(d) Rs 120
116. A salesman expects a gain of 13% on his cost price. If in a month his sale was Rs 791000. What was his profit?
117.A merchant fixed the selling price of his articles at Rs 700 after adding 40% profit to the cost price. As the sale was very low at this price level, he decided to fix the selling price at 10% profit. Find the new selling price.
(a) Rs 450
(b) Rs 490
(c) Rs 500
(d) Rs 550
118.A saves 20% of his monthly salary. If his monthly expenditure is Rs 6000. Then, his monthly saving is
119. From 2008 to 2009, the sales of a book decreased by 80%. If the sales in 2010 were the same as in 2008, by what per cent did it increase from 2009 to 2010?
120. The speed of a bus is 72 km/h. The distance covered by the bus in 5s is
(a) 50 m
(b) 74.5 m
(c) 100 m
(d) 60 m
121. Two men start together to walk a certain distance, one at 4 km/h and another at 3 km/h. The former arrives half an hour before the latter. Find the distance.
(a) 6 km
(b) 9 km
(c) 8 km
(d) 7 km
122. A person invests Rs 12000 as fixed deposit at a bank at the rate of 10% per annum simple interest. But due to some pressing needs he has to withdraw the entire money after 3 yr, for which the bank allowed him a lower rate of interest. If he gets Rs 3320 less than what he would have got at the end of 5 yr, the rate of interest allowed by the bank is
123. The compound interest on Rs 30000 at 7% per annum for a certain time is Rs 4347. The time is
124. A prism has as the base a right angled triangle whose sides adjacent to the right angles are 10 cm and 12 cm long. The height of the prism is 20 cm. The density of the material of the prism is 6 g/cubic cm. The weight of the prism is
(a) 3.4 kg
(b) 4.8 kg
(c) 6.4 kg
(d) 7.2 kg
125. Three circles of radii 4 cm, 6 cm and 8 cm touch each other pairwise externally. The area of the triangle formed by the line segments joining the centres of the three circles is
(a) 6√6 sq cm
(b) 24√6 sq cm
(c) 144√13 sq cm
(d) 12√105 sq cm
126. The radius of the base of a right circular cone is doubled. To keep the volume fixed, the height of the cone will be
(a) half of the previous.
(b) one-third of the previous height
(c) one-fourth of the previous height
(d) 1/√2 times of the previous height
127. The base of a cone and a cylinder have the same radius 6 cm ; they have also the same height 8 cm. The ratio of the curved surfaces of the cylinder to that of the cone is
(a) 4 : 3
(b) 5 : 3
(c) 8 : 5
(d) 8 : 3
128. The ratio of length of each equal side and the third side of an isosceles triangle is 3 :4. If the area of the triangle is 18√5 sq units, the third side is
(a) 8√2 units
(b) 12 units
(c) 16 units
(d) 5√1o units
129. In a circle of radius 21 cm, an arc subtends an angle of 72° at the centre. The length of the arc is
(a) 13.2 cm
(b) 19.8 cm
(c) 21.6 cm
(d) 26.4 cm
130. The x-intercept of the graph of 7x – 3y=2 is
131. If x=√3+√2,then the value of(x+1/x)is
132. If p + q = 10 and pq = 5, then the numerical value of p/q + q/p will be .
133.If a+1/a=√3, then the value of a6 – 1/a6 + 2 will be
134. An equilateral ΔTQH. is drawn inside a square PQRS. The value of the ∠PTS in degrees, is
135. If a, b and c are the sides of a triangle and a2 +b2 + c2 = ab + bc + ca, then the triangle is
(c) right angled
(d) obtuse angled
136. The distance between the centres of two equal circles, each of radius 3 cm, is 10 cm. The length of a transverse common tangent is
(a) 4 cm
(b) 6 cm
(c) 8 cm
(d) 10 cm
137. If the perimeter of a right angled triangle is 56 cm and area of the triangle is 84 sq cm, then the length of the hypotenuse is (in cm) .
139. If cos θ+ sec θ= 2, the value of cos6 θ + sec6 θ is
140. A man standing at a point P is watching the top of a tower, which makes an angle of elevation of 30°. The man walks some distance towards the tower and then his angle of elevation of the top of the tower is 60°. If the height of the tower is 30 m, then the distance he moves is
(a) 20 m
(b) 20√3 m
(c) 22 m
(d) 22√3 m
Directions (Q. Nos. 141-145) The following pie chart shows the performance in an examination in a particular year for 360 students. Study the pie chart and answer the questions.
141. The number of students who passed in first division is
142. The number of students who passed in second division is more than those in first division by
143. The ratio of successful students to the failed students is
144.The percentage of students who have failed in the examination is
145. The total number of students who have passed in 2nd or 3rd division is
(d) None of the above
Directions (Q.Nos. 146-150) The following is a horizontal bar diagram showing the accidents in which two wheelers are involved with other objects. Study the diagram and answer the questions.
146. The percentage of accidents in which pedestrians and cyclists are involved is
147. The percentage by which the accidents involving buses is less than the accidents involving tanker lorry is
148. The difference in percentage between the accidents involving two wheelers and other objects is respectively.
(a) 54% more
(b) 54% less
(c) 77% more
(d) 77% less
149.60% of the accidents happened due to
(a) two wheelers, cars, buses and stationary vehicles
(b) two wheelers, cars, buses and tanker lorry
(c) cars, buses, tanker lorry and pedestrians
(d) cars, tanker lorry, bicycles and stationary vehicles
150. If the data of the bar diagram is represented by a pie chart and the angle of a sector of the pie chart is 36°, then this sector represents the accidents involving
(b) stationary vehicles
Part IV General Awareness
151. The basic characteristic of a capitalistic economy is
(a) full employment
(b) the private ownership of the means of production
(c) absence of monopoly
(d) large scale production in primary industries
(b) One of the basic characteristics of a capitalistic economy is the privatisation of the means of production.
152. Which one of the following taxes is not a direct tax?
(a) Gift tax
(b) Wealth tax
(c) Sales tax
(d) Estate duty
(c) Sales Tax is a Indirect tax, consumed by the Government of state. Rest of the tax in given options are Direct tax.
153. UNDP prepares
(a) Index Number of Price Level
(b) Physical Quality Index
(c) Human Development Index
(d) Standard of Living Index
(c) Human Development Index is prepared by United Nation Development programme. Human Development Index, was first introduced in 1990.
154. Fiscal policy refers to
(a) Sale and purchase of securities by RBI
(b) Government taxes, expenditure and borrowings
(c) Government borrowings from abroad
(d) Sharing of its revenue by Central Government with States
(b) Expenditure and Borrowing of Government and the tax of Government taken as Directly and Indirectly, are contained in fiscal policy.
Fiscal Deficit = Tax Expenditures – Tax Borrowings
155. Public opinion gets an authoritative expression in a democracy through
(c) Pressure groups
(d) Public meetings
(b) As we live in a Democracy, we choose our representative via election to express our opinions, in the Parliament.
156. Which one of the following is not a determining factor of a country’s foreign policy?
(a) National interests
(c) Cultural conditions
(d) Religious conditions
(d) Religious conditions factor is not responsible to determine any country’s foreign policy. Rest of the options in given question are helpful for determing a country’s foreign policy.
157. Who will act as the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee?
(a) The Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha
(b) The Leader of the House
(c) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(d) The Vice President of India
(a) There are 22 members in Public Account Committee 15 of them are from Lok Sabha and 7, from Rajya Sabha. The Chairman of Committee, is the leader of opposition in Lok Sabha. Now, Advocate Sushma Swaraj is the leader of opposition in Lok Sabha.
158. Who was chosen unanimously as the President of India?
(a) Dr S Radhakrishnan
(b) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(c) KR Narayanan
(d) Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
(b) Neelam Sanjiva Reddy is the only President of India, who was chosen unanimously yet. There was one other competitor against NS Reedy, but his candidature was expend for some reasons.
159. The Constitution of India was passed by the Constituent Assembly on
(a) 17th October, 1949
(b)14th November, 1949
(c) 26th November, 1949
(d) 26th January, 1949
(c) A Committee was made on 9 December, 1947 to construct a Constitution for India. This Committee took 2 years, 11 months and 17 days to complete the Constitution. On 26 November, 1949 our Constitution was adopted and passed.
160. The power to decide an election petition is vested in the
(b) Supreme Court
(c) High Court
(d) Election Commission
(d) Election Commission of India has the authority to decide an election petition.
161. The 1857 Mutiny failed mainly because
(a) the British got French support
(b) the British numbered more
(c) of lack of planning and leadership
(d) it was premature
(c) The lack of planning and leadership, was the main reason for the failure of 1857 mutiny. Various leaders and patriots (Rani Laxmi Bai in Jhansi, Raja Kunwar Singh in Bihar, Nana Saheb in Kanpur, etc.) were doing efforts but they were not in connection to each other, to give the right path to 1857 mutiny.
162. The story of ‘My Experiments with Truth’ is the autobiography of
(a) Lala Lajpat Rai
(b) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) ‘My Experiment with Truth’ is the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2nd October, 1869. ‘Navjeen, Hind-Swaraj, Sarvodya, etc. are his various art of editing.
163. Who among the following made the Gana- pati festival very popular in Maharashtra?
(a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(b) Annie Besant
(c) Mahadev Ranade
(d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) Ganapati festival is popularized in Maharastra with the efforts of Bal Gangadhar Tilak. The Shivaji festival is I also popularized by Bal Gangadhar Tilak. The newspaper Kesari (In Marathi language) and Maratha (In English language) was also started by Bal Gangadhar Tilak. He was a extrimist leader.
164. The Mughal ruler who built the Buland Darwaza was
(d) Bahadur Shah
(a) The Buland Darwaza was built by Akbar. It is situated at Fatehpur sikhri, 35 km away from Agra.
165. Diarchy in the provinces was introduced through the
(a) Indian Councils Act, 1861
(b) Indian Councils Act, 1892
(c) Government of India Act, 1919
(d) Government of India Act, 1935
(c) Diarchy system was adopted in 1919 through Government of India Act. It is also called as ‘Mortoge : Chemsford’ Act.
166. Which of the following is the world’s largest desert?
(c) The Great Australian Desert
(d) Arabian Desert
(b) Sahara is the world’s largest desert. It is situated in Africa. It contains approxi- mately 10% area of the Earth.
167. The rate of erosion in a stream is lowest where
(a) breadth is greater
(b) velocity is more
(c) the river joins the sea
(d) depth is greater
(c) Where the river joins the sea, the rate of erosion in a stream is lowest.
168. The name ‘Sahyadri’ is related to
(a) Western Ghats
(b) Cyclone Hazards
(c) A rain bearing wind
(d) Himalayan Peak
(a) Western Ghats are also known as ‘Sahyadri’.
169.Which of the following is not correct matched?
(a) Option (a) is not correctly matched because the capital of Himachal Pradesh is ‘Shimla. Rest options are correctly matched with their capitals.
170. Tides in the sea have stored in them
(a) hydraulic energy
(b) kinetic energy
(c) gravitational potential energy
(d) a combination of all the three forms Of energy
(d) A tide in the sea stores hydraulic energy, kinetic energy and gravitational potential energy also.
171. Delivery of developed foetus is scientifically called as
(c) Delivery of foetus through scientifically process in known as ‘abortion’.
172. Thyroxine hormone is secreted by
(a) pituitary gland
(b) thyroid gland
(c) adrenal gland
(b) Thyroxine hormone is secreted by Thyroid Gland. Thyroid Gland is situated in our head.
173. The digestive juice which has no enzyme is
(c) intestinal juice
(d) gastric juice
(a) Bile is the digestive juice, which has no enzyme. Bile is developed in liver.
174. An essential feature of seed germi- nation is the presence of
(d) Temperature is an essential feature for seed germination.
175. Plants that grow on stones and rocks are
(d) Lithophytes are the types of plants that grows on stones and rocks.
176. Tactile hair is found in the body of
(a) Tactile hair is found in the body of insects.
177. The source of energy in the Sun is
(a) nuclear fission
(b) nuclear fusion
(d) electrical energy
(b) Nuclear fusion is the source of energy in the Sun. When fusion take place extreme energy is released. Atom Bomb also works on this phenomena.
178. Which one of the following materials is used as controller in a nuclear reactor power generator?
(d) Heavy water
(a) Cadmium rods are used as controller in a Nuclear Reactor Power Generator. ‘Heavy Water’ (D20) is used as ‘Moderator’.
179. Banking of curves on road or railway track is done to provide
(a) centripetal force
(b) centrifugal force
(c) gravitational force
(d) angular velocity
(a) Centripetal force
180.___is a type of application software used for communication.
(b) Word processing
(d) Image editing
(a) File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is used for communication over Internet. FTP is used to send and receive files on internet.
181. A floppy diskis
(a) a semi-conductor random access memory
(b) an EPROM
(c) used as the primary memory in computer systems
(d) made up of magnetic material
(d) A floppy disk is made up of magnetic material, used to store the data permanently. It is used as storage device.
182. MDI stands for
(a) Multiple Document Interface
(b) Multiple Design Interface
(c) Multiple Design Interaction
(d) Multiple Document Interaction
(a) MDI stands for Multiple Document Interface. This technology is used to deal with multiple documents simultaneously.
183. People die in an atmosphere of carbon dioxide because
(a) it is a poisonous gas
(b) it destroys tissues
(c) of want of oxygen
(d) of suffocation
(c) Lack of oxygen resulted in working stopage of many organs of our body.
184. Which of the following acts as photo- sensitizer during photosynthesis?
(c) Chlorophyll acts as a photosensitizer during photosynthesis. It is responsible for the green colour of leaves
185. What happens when bleaching powder is left exposed to air?
(a) It turns dark brown in colour
(b) It turns yellow in colour
(c) It gradually loses its oxygen
(d) It gradually loses its chlorine
(d) Bleaching Powder (NaOCl2), loses its chlorine gradually when it is oxidized with the presence of air.
186. Arsenic pollution leads to
(a) White foot disease
(b) Black foot disease
(d) Arsenic pollution leads to allergy. Many skin problems are the result of Arsenic pollution.
187. Which one of the following does not contribute to pollution?
(a) Thermal Power Plant
(b) Nuclear Power Plant
(c) Hydroelectric Power Plant
(d) Atomic Power Plant
(c) Hydroelectric power plant works on the power of water. So, it doesn’t contribute in pollution. Thermal power plant contribute most percentage of pollution in environment.
188. Which of the following are the two major components of dry air (by volume)?
(a) Nitrogen and Oxygen
(b) Oxygen and Argon
(c) Nitrogen and Ammonia
(d) Oxygen and Carbon dioxide
(a) Nitrogen and Oxygen are the two major components of our atmosphere. There are 78% of nitrogen and 21% of oxygen in our environment.
189. Which one of the following is not an example of Lotic ecosystem?
190. Permissible noise level at industrial area during daytime is
(a) 40 dB (A)
(b) 75 dB (A)
(c) 120 dB (A)
(d) 140 dB (A)
(b) 75 dB is the permissible noise level at industrial area during day time.
191. Benazir Bhutto, the former Pakistan Prime Minister was assassinated in
(c) Benazir Bhutto, the two times former Prime Minister of Pakistan, was killed at Rawalpindi, when she was addressing a Rally
192. Which of the following is correctly matched?
(b) Leather Research Institute is situated at Chennai, Silk Research Institute is at Ranchi and Sugar Research Institute is at Kanpur.
193. Who was affectionately known as the ‘Grand Old Man of India’?
(a) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(d) Dadabhai Naoroji
(d) Dadabhai Naroji is known as ‘The Grand Old Man of India’. He was the first, who was choosen for the lower house of the Parliament of Britain. ‘British and Unpoverty Rule in India ‘ is the book written by Dadabhai Naroji. ‘Drainage System’ is also given by Dadabhai Naroji. ‘National Income’, was first estimated by Dadabhai Naroji.
194. India test fired successfully its Agni-V, surface-to- surface ICBM from Wheeler Island on
(a) 7th March, 2012
(b) 7th April, 2012
(c) 17th March, 2012
(d) 19th April, 2012
(d) India test fired successfully its Agni-V, surface-to-surface intercontinental ballistic missile, from Wheeler Island on 19th Apgl, 2012. Tessy Thomas,was head of the Group, who instituted this successful programme. She was also rewarded by ‘Lai Bahadur Shastri Award’ for this honourary work in 2012.
195. Find the odd one out.
(a) IDBI – Industrial Finance
(b) SIDBI – Financial assistance to small industries
(c) FCI – Financial assistance to commercial institutions
(d) EXIM Bank – Financing of export- import trade
(c) FCI stands for ‘Food Corporation of India’.
196. The Twelfth Five Year Plan will be operative for the period
(c) The 12th five year plan will be operative from 2012-2017. Vijay Kelkar is the President/Chairman of this Planning Commission. Mr Y.V Reddy is confirmed as the next Chairman- of Planning Commission.
197. The state with largest gap in male and female literacy is
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Rajasthan has the largest gap in male and female literacy.
198. ‘Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.’ Who said these words?
(a) William Shakespeare
(c) William Wordsworth
(d) Lord Tennyson
(b) “Better to Reign in hell than serve in heaven” are the words of John Milton.
199. Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is asso- ciated with the ban on which of the following?
(a) Ban on certain organizations under UN laws
(b) Ban on money laundering activities
(c) Ban on nuclear tests for developing arsenals
(d) Ban on terrorism
(c) Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) is associated with Ban on Nuclear tests for developing countries. India has not signed it yet.
200. The Pulitzer Prize is associated with which of the following?
(a) Environmental Protection
(b) Civil Aviation
(d) Olympic Games
(c) The Pulitzer Prize is associated with the field of ‘journalism’ and ‘literature’.