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 –
(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
(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 –
(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
All cricketers are singers.
All footballers are singers.
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
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