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UPPSC UPPCS Mains Exam 2008 General Studies I Question Paper

Aug 31, 2016 15:20 IST

    UPPCS, the Combined Upper Subordinate Exam of UPPSC is one of the coveted Exams of the state Uttar Pradesh. To know the importance of Previous Year Question Papers of UPPCS Mains Exam is a necessary thing for the UPPCS aspirants of any Exam because the Previous Year Question Papers gives an insight of the Pattern of asking questions. Likewise we use to provide Previous Year Question Papers of UPSC IAS and other State PCS Exams. If the aspirants have concrete idea of the pattern of asking Questions then they can prepare the respective papers according to that pattern and hence they have greater chance of getting maximum marks. For the convenience of UPPCS aspirants, here we are providing the Previous Year Question Paper of General Studies I of UPPCS Mains Examinations 2008.

    U.P.P.C.S. (Main) EXAMINATION - 2008

    [ Time 2 hours, M.M. 150 ]

    1.    Consider the following statements about Malabar-2009 and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
    (a)    It is a trilateral naval exercise held in April/May 2009.
    (b)    It was conducted east of Okinawa Islands.
    (c)    In this exercise Japan, Australia and India participated.
    (d)    The first exercise of the series was held in year 2007 off Japan's coast.

    Codes :
    (a) 1, 2 and 3    
    (b) 2, 3, and 4
    (c) 1, 2 and 4    
    (d) 1, 3 and 4

    2.    For the Constitution of which Lok Sabha, the General Elections were held in April/May, 2009 ?
    (a)    Thirteenth Lok Sabha
    (b)    Fourteenth Lok Sabha
    (c)    Fifteenth Ltfk-Sabha
    (d)    Sixteenth Lok Sabha

    3.    Which one of the following countries was- not invited to the recent Summit of Organisation of American States held in Port of Spain ?
    (a) Bolivia    
    (b) Cuba
    (c) Trinidad    
    (d) Venezuela

    UPPSC UPPCS Mains Exam 2009 General Studies I Question Paper

    4.    In the Look Sabha Elections, 2009 how many seats BJP, BSP, Congress and SP won in Uttar Pradesh?
            BJP    BSP    Congress    SP
    (a)    10    20    20    24
    (b)    10    20    21    23
    (c)    11    19    21    23
    (d)    09    21    20    24

    5.    In 2009 'World Wide Web' has completed how many years since its inception ?
    (a) 10 years    
    (b) 15 years
    (c) 20 years    
    (d) 25 years

    6.    Appa Sherpa of Nepal has climbed world's highest peak Everest the maximum number of times, the attempt made by him in May/June 2009, was
    (a) 15th    
    (b) 17th
    (c) 19th    
    (d) 20th

    7.    Who among the following has been given the Honorary Citizenship of Paris ?
    (a) Arundhuti Roy    
    (b) M.F. Hussain
    (c) Sal mail Rushdie    
    (d) Taslima Masrin

    8.    Who launched the political party 'Praja Rajyam' ?
    (a)    Film star Chiranjivi
    (b)    Film star Rajnikant
    (c)    Film star turned politician Shatrughan Sinha
    (d)    Artist Shekhar Suman

    9.    Indian Postal Department has issued a specialpostage stamp in March, 2009 in the memory of which of the following industrialist ?
    (a) Arvind Lai Bhai    
    (b) Charat Ram
    (c) J.R.D. Tata    
    (d) K.K.Birla

    10.    Recently Carol Ann Duffy was named Britain's
    (a)    Ambassador to Russia
    (b)    Poet Laureate
    (c)    Women's Cricket team captain
    (d)    Women's Hockey team captain

    11.    The Second World Conference Against Racism(WCAR) was held in April 2009 at
    (a) Hague    
    (b) Geneva
    (c) London    
    (d) Paris

    12.    In which States of Indian Union, polls were held in five stages ?
    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
    1. Bihar                     
    2. Uttar Pradesh
    3. Jainmu & Kashmir    
    4. Maharashtra
    5. West Bengal

    (a) I and 3 only    
    (b) 2 and 3 only
    (c) 3 and 4 only    
    (d) 4 and 5 only

    13.    In which States of the Indian Union, the Assembly Polls were also held along with the polls for the Lok Sabha, 2009 ?

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below :
    1. Sikkiin        
    2. Tamil Nadu
    4. Andhra Pradesh
    5. Orissa

    Codes :
    (a) 1, 2 and 3 only    
    (b) 2, 3 and 4 only
    (c) 3, 4 and 5 only    
    (d)   I, 4 and 5 only

    14.    Match List-I and List-H and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
             List-I                         List-II

    A.    Raja.i Chelliah              1.    Literature
    B.    Vishnu Piabhakar          2.    Justice
    C.    KS Grewal                   3.    G.I.I.
    D.    Venn Srimvasan          4.    Music
                                             5.    Economist

    Codes :
            A    B    C    D
    (a)    2    4    3    1
    (b)    5    1    2    3
    (c)    2    1    3    5
    (d)    3    4    2    5

    15.    The winner of Nehru Cup Football Tournament held in New Delhi in August 2009, was
    (a) Kyrgyzstan    
    (b) Lebanon
    (c) India    
    (d) Syria

    16.    The " Man of the Series" in ICC T-20 World Cup2009 was
    (a) Chris Gayfe    
    (b) Sanath Jayasuriya
    (c) SbahM Afridi    
    (d) Tillakratne Dilshan

    17.    Jose Brasa has been recently apponited as the coach of Indian
    (a) Badminton team    
    (b) Football team
    (c) Hockey leain    
    (d) Tennis team

    18.    Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
    (a)    Ana lvanovic                        -    Tennis
    (b)    Andy Murray                        -    Hockey
    (c)    Ricky Ponfing                       -    Cricket
    (d)    Motiammad Hafiz Haslum      -    Badminton

    19.    The "Wisden Test Player of the Year" for 2009 is
    (a) Shakibul Hasan    
    (b) Graeme Smith
    (c) Gautam Gambhir    
    (d) Jacques Kailis

    20.    in which State is Kandhamal ?
    (a) Gujarat    
    (b) Maharashtra
    (c) Orissa    
    (d) Rajasthan

    21.    NASA-U.S. space agency, his launched a telescope named Kepler to find
    (a) distant stars    
    (b) distant planets
    (c) distant satellites    
    (d) Earth like planets

    22.    The l'itih World Water Forum Meet held recently at
    (a) Kyoto    
    (b) Istanbul
    (c) Vlanakech    
    (d) Mexico City

    23.    Ecuador was the first country with which India has signed a Fact for supply of 'Dhruv' advanced light helicopter. Which is the second country in the deal ?
    (a) Chile    
    (b) Fiji
    (c) Mauritius    
    (d) Nepal

    24.    The date set by the U.S President for complete pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq is
    (a) 2010    
    (b) 2011
    (c) 2012    
    (d) 2013

    25.    M. Gopala Krishnan, who was sentenced to 14years rigorous imprisonment, was the former Chairman and Managing Director of which one of the following banks ?
    (a)    Bank of lndia
    (b)    Indian Bank
    (c)    Indian Overseas Bank
    (d)    Oriental Bank of Commerce

    26.    Injaz, is the name of the world's first cloned
    (a) Camel    
    (b) Goat
    (c) Pig    
    (d) Sheep

    27.    With which one of the following countries has Russia announced the end of its anti-terror operation ?
    (a) Azerbaijan    
    (b) Chechnya
    (c) Georgia    
    (d) Tajikistan

    28.    The world's most accurate clock that loses just a second every 300 million years uses
    (a) Quartz atoms    
    (b) Silicon atoms
    (c) Strontium atoms    
    (d) Zinc atoms

    29.    The best potato variety for processing purposes is
    (a) Kufri Ashoka    
    (b) Kufri Badshah
    (c) Kufri Chipsona-2    
    (d) Kufri Sutlej

    30.    Golden rice has been made richer in
    (a) Vitamin A    
    (b) Vitamin B
    (c) Vitamin D    
    (d) Vitamin E

    31.    The following States elected 40 or more members to the Lok Sabha in the year 2009. Arrange them in descending order and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
    1. Maharashtra    
    2. West Bengal
    3. Uttar Pradesh    
    4. Bihar

    (a) 3, 1,2,4    
    (b) 1,3.4,2
    (c) 2,3.4. 1    
    (d) 1. 2,4,3

    32.    Congress Socialist Party was formed, in 1934 by
    (a)    Jai Prakash' Narain and Jawaharlal Nehru.
    (b)    Jai Prakash Narain and Acharya Narendra Dev.
    (c)    Jai Prakash Narain and Subhash Chandra Bose
    (d)    Subhash Chandra Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru.

    33.    Vishwa Bharti Award in Uttar Pradesh is given by
    (a) Hindi Sansthan    
    (b) Hindustani Academy
    (c) Sanskrit Sansthan    
    (d) Urdu Academy

    34.    Denitrification causes
    (a)    Increase in atmospheric Nitrogen.
    (b)    Increase in lithospberic Nitrogen.
    (c)    Amount of atmospheric and lithosphcric Nitrogen unaffected.
    (d)    Extinction of nitrifying bacteria.

    35.    The period of Eleventh Five Year Plan in India, is
    (a) 2005-2010    
    (b) 2006-2011
    (c) 2007-2012    
    (d) 2008-2013

    36.    In April, 2009 Jhuian Goswami was appointed as the new captain of the Indian women team of
    (a) Cricket    
    (b) Football
    (c) Hockey    
    (d) Kabaddi

    37.    The first model e-court in the country was launched in February, 2009 by the Chief Justice of India, in
    (a) Delhi    

    (b) Gujarat
    (c) Haryana    
    (d) Kamataka

    38.    " Mission 2007: Every village a knowledge centre'' movement in India, spearheaded by
    (a) Sam Pitroda    
    (b) APJ Abdul Kalam
    (c) M.S. Swaminathan    
    (d) None of these.

    39.    According to Census 2001, in Uttar Pradesh the district having the highest density of population is
    (a) Ghaziabad    
    (b) Lucknow
    (c) San.t Ravidas Nagar    
    (d) Varanasi

    40.    In Uttar Pradesh, the famous pilgrimage of both' Jain's and Bodh's is
    (a) Devipatan    
    (b) Kaushambi
    (c) Kushinagar    
    (d) Sarnath

    41.    Which of the following dance is not correctly matched?
    (a)    Karma      -    Mahoba
    (b)    Dhuriya    -    Bundelkhand
    (c)    Dhiwar      -    Kahar
    (d)    Natwan     -    Purwanchal

    42.    In Uttar Pradesh synthetic rubber factory islocated at
    (a) Unnao    
    (b) Moradabad
    (c) Ghaziabad    
    (d) Bareilly

    43.    Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
           List-I                            List-II

    A.    Kanak Bhavan               1. Barabanki
    B.    Kamadagiri Mountains    2. Banda
    C.    KalingerPon                  3. Chitrakoot
    D.    Deva Sharif                  4. Ayodhya

    Codes :
            A    B    C    D
    (a)    1    2    3    4
    (b)    4    3    2    1
    (c)    2    4    1    3
    (d)    3    2    4    1

    44.    The first Disabled Persons University is being established at
    (a) Lucknow    
    (b) Chitrakoot
    (c) Kanpur    
    (d) Banda

    45.    The only Open University in Uttar Pradesh is khown as
    (a)    Bir Bahadur Singh Open University
    (b)    Ram Manohar Lohia Open University
    (c)    Rajarshi Purushoiiam Das Tandon Open University
    (d)    Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Open University

    46.    According to 2001 Census, in Uttar Pradesh the district having the highest scheduled tribe population is
    (a) Bahraich    
    (b) Khiri
    (b) Balrampur    
    (d) Banda

    47.    Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
                 List-I            List-II

    A.    Teracotta             1.    Chinhat
    B.    Wooden toys        2.    Gorakhpur
    C.    Ceramic utensils   3.    Firozabad
    D.    Glasswares          4.    Varanasi

    Codes :
            A    B    C    D
    (a)    2    4    1    3
    (b)    1    2    3    4
    (c)    4    3    2    1
    (d)    3    1    4    2

    48.    Renukut is Known for
    (a)    Thermal power station
    (b)    Steel factory
    (c)    Aluminium factory
    (d)    Cement factory

    49.    Dayal Bagh in Agra is associated with
    (a)    KabirPanth
    (b)    Nath Sampradaya
    (c)    Ramanuj Sampradaya
    (d)    Radha Swami sect

    50.    In Uttar Pradesh, Bio-tech Park is situated at
    (a) Allahabad    
    (b) Bareilly
    (c) Lucknow    
    (d) Meerut

    51.    Which one of the following is the 71s1 district of Uttar Pradesh ?
    (a)    Gautam Buddha Nagar
    (b)    Kanshi Ram Nagar
    (c)    Mahamaya Nagar
    (d)    Sant Kabir Nagar

    52.    Which of the following is not correctly matched ?
    (a)    Diesel Locomotive - Varanasi Factory
    (b)    Indian Telephone - Naini Industry
    (c)    Modern Bakery - Lucknow
    (d)    Oil Refinery Plant - Mathura

    53.    The major minerals found in Uttar Pradesh are
    (a)    Copper and Graphite
    (b)    Limestone and Dolomite
    (c)    Rock Phosphate and Dolomite
    (d)    None of the above.

    54.    Which of the following is not correctly matched?
    (a)    Arhar    -    Neelam
    (b)    Groundnut    -    Chandra
    (c)    Lentil    -    Pant L-406
    (d)    Mustard    -    Varurna

    55.    Balanced fertilizer is used
    (a)    to increase production
    (b)    to improve quality of food
    (c)    to maintain soil productivity
    (d)    all of these

    56.    Highest protein content is found in
    (a) Gram    
    (b) Pea
    (c) Soyabean    
    (d) Wheat

    57.    The crop suitable for green manuring in newly reclaimed sodic soil is
    (a) Cowpea    
    (b) Dhaincha
    (c) Moong    
    (d) Sunhemp

    58.    What percentage of phosphorus (P2O5) and Nitrogen(N) is present in DAP?
    (a)    10% N and 20%P2O5
    (b)    18%N and 465 P2 O5
    (c)    30% N and 60% P2 O5
    (d)    35% N and 70% P2 O5

    59.    Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists :
              List-I (Crop)       List-II (State)

    A.    Groundnui               1.    Andhra Pradesh
    B.    Mustard                   2.    Rajasthan
    C.    Soyabean                3.    Madhya Pradesh
    D.    Coconut                   4.    Kerala

            A    B    C    D
    (a)    1    3    2    4
    (b)    2    1    3    4
    (c)    1    2    3    4
    (d)    4    3    2    I

    60.    Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists :
            List-I (Plant)         List-II (Use)

    A    Brahmi                 1.    Anti-diabetic
    B.    Sadabahar           2.    Carminative
    C.    Pudina                 3.    Expectorant
    D.    Tulsi                    4.    Brain tonic

            A    B    C    D
    (a)    1    2    3    4
    (b)    4    1    2    3
    (c)    3    2    1    4
    (d)    2    4    3    1

    61.    A rich source of both protein and fat is
    (a) Coconut    
    (b) Groundnu
    (c) Soyabean    
    (d) Sunflower

    62.    Coins are minted in India at
    (a)    Delhi. Mumbai and Kolkata
    (b)    Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad
    (c)    Mumbai. Delhi and Bangalore
    (d)    Muir.bai, Kolkata and Hyderabad

    63.    Maximum consumption of coal is attributed to
    (a) Energy generation    
    (b) Iron and steel plants
    (c) Railways    
    (d) Steamships

    64.    Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists :
                List-I                         List-II

    A.    Rail Coach Factory            1.    Bangalore
    B.    Wheel and Axle Pant         2.    Perambur
    C.    Diesel Locomotivc Works  3.    Kapurthala
    D.    Integral Coach Factory     4.    Varanasi

    Codes :
            A    B    C    D
    (a)    1    2    3    4
    (b)    4    3    2    1
    (c)    1    3    4    2
    (d)    3    1    4    2

    65.    Which is a credit rating agency in India?
    (a) CR1SIL    
    (b) CARE
    (c) ICRA    
    (d) All the above.

    66.    Which of the following is not eligible for any income-tax rebate?
    (a)    Kisan Vikas Patra
    (b)    National Savings Certificate
    (c)    Public Provident Fund
    (d)    Unit Linked Insurance Plan

    67.    What is 'NIKKEI'?
    (a)    Foreign Exchange Market of Japan.
    (b)    Japanese name of country's Planning Commission.
    (c)    Name of Japanese Central Bank.
    (d)    Share Price Index of Tokyo Stock Exchange.

    68.    A group formed by India, China, Brazil and other developing countries for future negotiation at World Trade Organisation is Known as
    (a) G-77    
    (b) G-22
    (c) G-55    
    (d) G-l1

    69.    Bank rate is the rate of interest at which
    (a)    a bank lends to the public.
    (b)    the Reserve Bank of India lends to the public.
    (c)    the Government of India lends to other countries.
    (d)    the Reserve Bank of India rediscounts the bill of commercial banks.

    70.    The opening ceremony of the Cricket World Cup will be held on 18"'February, 2011 at
    (a) Chennai    
    (b) Colombo
    (c) Dhaka    
    (d) Kolkata

    71.    Whom did Serena Williams beat in the final to win Wimbledon, 2009 (Women's Singles) title ?
    (a)    Dinara Safina
    (b)    Elena Demcntieva
    (c)    Venus Williams
    (d)    Vera Zuonarcva

    72.    Who among the following has not been given RajivGandhi Khel Katna Award for the year 2008-2009?
    (a) Mary Kom    
    (b) Sushil Kumar
    (c) Vijender Singh    
    (d) SainaNehwal

    73.    Which one of the following pairs is not correctlymatched ?
    (a)    Diwani-i-                -    Alauddin Khilji Mushlak Kharaj
    (b)    Diwan-i-Amir Koh    -    Mohd. Tughlaq
    (c)    Diwan-i-Khaira       -     Firoz Tughlaq
    (d)    Diwan-i-Riyasat      -    Balban

    74.    In the cooperative organization, the voting rights of members are
    (a)    in proportion lo the capital paid by each member
    (b)    equal, irrespective of the amount of capital contribution by members.
    (c)    inproportion to the nominal value of capital held by each member.
    (d)    in proportion to the total finance supplied including the amount of loan by each member.

    75.    Aam Admi Binia Yojana provides social security tolal
    (a)    all labourers in rural areas.
    (b)    all landless labourers living below the poverty line in rural areas.
    (c)    all labourers in urban areas.
    (d)    all labourers in rural as well as urban areas.

    76.    To prevent recurrence of scams in Indian capital market, the Government of India has assignedregulatory powers to
    (a) SEB1    
    (b) RBI
    (c) SBI    
    (d) None of these.

    77.    The National Development Council is mainly concerned with
    (a)    implementing plans.
    (b)    approval of Five Year Plans.
    (c)    approving and assessing major development projects in India.
    (d)    implementing   community   development programmes.

    78.    In India, National Income Estimate is undertaken by
    (a)    Planning Commission
    (b)    Central Statistical Organisation
    (c)    National Income Committee
    (d)    Reserve Bank of India

    79.    Blue Chip means
    (a)    Shares guaranted by the Governments.
    (b)    Shares listed in the Slock Exchange.
    (c)    Shares giving consistent high rate of return.
    (d)    None of these.

    80.    The winner of the World Badminton Championship (Women's Singles), held in Hyderabad in August2009, was
    (a) Lu Lan    
    (b) Ling Wang
    (c) Saina Nehwal    
    (d) Xingfung Xie

    81.    The Gas Authority of India Ltd., has planned toInvest Its. 8,000 crores for laying pipelines from
    (a)    Vijaywada to Mathura
    (b)    Vijaywada to Vijaipur
    (c)    Cochin to Hazira
    (d)    Hazira to Jagdishpur

    82.    Volkswagon, Europe's biggest car maker, has setup its first manufacturing unit in India at
    (a) Chcnnai    
    (b) Pune
    (c) itudrapur    
    (d) Siftgur

    83.    Who was selected as Miss Universe, 2009 in the beauty contest held in the Bahamas in August 2009 ?
    (a) Gone Dragosha    
    (b) Maira Matos Percy
    (c) Stcfania Fernandez    
    (d) Rachel Finch

    84.    The World Anti-Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on
    (a) 12th May    
    (b) 13 th May
    (c) 21 th May    
    (d) 31stMay

    85.    Which one of the following Metros has decided to celebrate Earth hour every month ?
    (a) Bangalore    
    (b) Delhi
    (c) Hyderabad    
    (d) Mumbai

    86.    Booker Prize for the year 2009 has been awarded to
    (a) Simon Mawcr    
    (b) Sarah Waters
    (c) Hilary Mantel    
    (d) Adam Foulds

    87.    The author of the book 'Unaccustomed Earth' is
    (a) Arundhati Roy    
    (b) Kiran Desai
    (c) Jhumpa Lahiri    
    (d) Salman Rushdie

    88.    In March, 2009 a Seven Day Meet of the Firth World Water Forum was held at
    (a) Cairo    
    (b) Istanbul
    (c) Jakarta    
    (d) Tokyo

    89.    Which of the following is the oldest hydro power-station in India?
    (a) Mayurakshi    
    (b) Machkund
    (c) Pallivasar    
    (d) Sivasamudram

    90.    The bird sanctuary of Tamil nadu is located at
    (a) Karikili    
    (b) Kalakadu
    (c) Kunthakulum    
    (d) Mudumalai

    91.    Which of the following river originates at Amarkantaka?
    (a) Damodar    
    (b) Mahanadi
    (c)  Narmada    
    (d) Tapti

    92.    The Noonmati oil refinery is located in the State of
    (a) Assam    
    (b) Bihar
    (c) Gujarat    
    (d) West Bengal

    93.    Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer by using the codes given below :
           List-I                   List-II

    (Tiger reserve)             (State)
    A.    Bandipur        1.    West Bengal
    B.    Melghat          2.    Karnataka
    C.    Buxa             3.    Arunachal Pradesh
    D.    Pakui             4.    Maharashtra

    Codes :
    A    B    C    D
    (a)    3    4    2    I
    (b)    2    4    1    3
    (c)    2    3    1    4
    (d)    1    2     4    3

    94.    The leading producer of manganese in India is
    (a) Karnalaka    
    (b) Maharashtra
    (c) Madhya Pradesh    
    (d) Orissa

    95.    Which of the following is not located on the Western Coast of India?
    (a) Daman    
    (b) Janjira
    (c) Karikal    
    (d) Ratnagiri

    96.    Second largest mangrove area in India is found along the coast of
    (a) Andaman and Nicobar    
    (b) Andhra Pradesh
    (c) Gujarat    
    (d) Orissa

    97.    The three leading producers of petroleum in the world in descending order are
    (a)    Russia, Saudi Arabia, U.S.A.
    (b)    U.S.A., Saudi Arabia, Iran
    (c)    Saudi Arabia, Russia, U.S.A.
    (d)    Saudi Arabia, U.S.A., Russia

    98.    Which of the following pair is correctly matched?
    (a)    Eri silk             -    Assam
    (b)    Munga silk       -    Arunachal Pradesh
    (c)    Mulberry silk    -    Jharkhand
    (d)    Tasar silk        -    Karnataka

    99.    Elephant Pass is located in
    (a) Bhutan    
    (b) India
    (c) Bangladesh    
    (d) Nepal

    100.    Which of the following Indian State lies North of Tropic of Cancer?
    (a) Jharkhand     
    (b) Manipur
    (c) Mizoram    
    (d) Tripura

    101.    Which of the following lake is shared by two Indian States?
    (a) Chilka    
    (b) Kolleru
    (c) Lonar    
    (d) Pulicat

    102.    The Barmuda Triangle lies in
    (a)    North Atlantic Ocean
    (b)    South Atlantic Ocean
    (c)    North Pacific Ocean
    (d)    South Pacific Ocean

    103.    Kalahari Desert lies in
    1. Botswana    2. Namibia
    3. Zaire          4. Zambia
    Select the correct answer from the codes given felow :

    Codes :
    (a) 1 only    
    (b) 2 only
    (c) 1 and 2    
    (d) 3 and 4

    104.    World's largest producer of sugar cane is
    (a) brazil    
    (b) China
    (e) India    
    (d) Indonesia

    105.    The most urbanised country of South America is
    (a) Argentina    
    (b) Brazil
    (c) Uruguay    
    (d) Venezuela

    106.    Identify the correct sequence of the iron ore producing countries of the world in their descending order :
    (a)    Australia, China, Brazil, Sweden
    (b)    Brazil, Sweden, Australia, China
    (c)    China, Brazil, Sweden, Australia
    (d)    China. Brazil, Australia, Sweden

    107.    The National Capital Region does not include parts of
    (a) Haryana    
    (b) Punjab
    (c) Rajasthan    
    (d) Uttar Pradesh

    108.    Which one of the following towns of Madhya Pradesh is known for pesticide industry?
    (a) Bhopal    
    (b) Gwalior
    (c) Indore    
    (d) Jabalpur

    109.    Which of the following statements about National Highways Development Project are correct? Select the correct answer from the codes given below :
    1.    It connects Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata
    2.    Its total length is 5,846 km.
    3.    North-South corridor connects Srinagar and Kanyakumari.
    4.    East-West corridor connects Silchar and Dwarka

    Codes :
    (a) 1 and 2    
    (b) 2 and 3
    (c) 1 and 4    
    (d) 2 and 4

    110.    In India, percentage coverage of dense forests to total geographical area is about
    (a) 8 percent    
    (b) 10 percent
    (c) 12 percent    
    (d) 14 percent

    111.    Which one of the following countries has the largest urban population in the world ?
    (a) China    
    (b) India
    (c) Indonesia    
    (d) U.S.A.

    112.    Which one of the following countries of Asia is experiencing more deaths annually than births ?
    (a) Bahrain    
    (b) Israel
    (c) Japan    
    (d) Singapore

    113.    The Rarnsar Convention was associated with the conservation of
    (a) Bio-fuels    
    (b) Forests
    (c) Wet lands    
    (d) Dry lands

    114.    Which of the following bio-sphere reserves of India have been recognised by the UNESCO ?
    Select the correct answer from the codes given below :

    (a) Nilgiri    
    (b) Nanda Devi
    (c) Manas    
    (d) Simlipal

    Codes :
    (a) I and 2    
    (b) 2 and 3
    (c) 3 and 4    
    (d) 1 and 4

    115.    The city of Agra was founded by
    (a) Mohammad bin Tughlaq    
    (b) Sikandar Lodi
    (c) lltutmish    
    (d) Firoz Tughalq

    116.    With which Mughal General did Shivaji sign the Treaty of Purandhar in 1665 ?
    (a) Diler Khan    
    (b) Jai Singh
    (c) Jaswant Singh    
    (d) Shaista Khan

    117.    Ruins of which of the following represent the old capital of Vijaynagar ?
    (a) Ahmednagar    
    (b) Bijapur
    (c) Golconda    
    (d) Hampi

    118.    The famous battle of 'Ten Kings' as described in the Kigveda was fought on the bank of
    (a) Parusni    
    (b) Saraswati
    (c) Vikasa    
    (d) Asikni

    119.    Ashvaghosha was contemporary of
    (a) Ashoka    
    (b) Chandragupta II
    (c) Kanishka    
    (d) Harshvardhan

    120.    The Brahmi Script was first deciphered on the basis of letters inscribed on
    (a) Stone tablets    
    (b) Seals
    (c) Pillars    
    (d) Coins

    121.    Who among the following was the most popular God of the early Vedic Aryans ?
    (a) Varuna    
    (b) Vishnu
    (c) Rudra    
    (d) India

    122.    Who among the following is considered to be the first law-giver of India ?
    (a) Panini    
    (b) Manu
    (c) Kautilya    
    (d) Kapil

    123.    Svctambara Agama was finally edited at the Jain Council of
    (a) Vaishali    
    (b) Balabhi
    (c) Pawa    
    (d) Pataliputra

    124.    Jejakabhukti was the ancient name of
    (a) Baghelkhand    
    (b) Bundelkhand
    (c) Malwa    
    (d) Vidarbha

    125.    Which one of the following is considered the best Stupa?
    (a) Amravati    
    (b) Bharhut
    (c) Sanchi    
    (d) Sarnath

    126.    Sayana, the famous commentator of the Vedictexts, was patronised by
    (a) Parmara rulers    
    (b) Satvahana rulers
    (c) Vijaynagar rulers    
    (d) Vakataka rulers

    127.    Lothal, a Harappan site is situated in
    (a) Gujarat    
    (b) Punjab
    (c) Rajasthan    
    (d) Sindh

    128.    Sir Thomas Roe came to India as a British Ambassador during the reign of
    (a) Akbar    
    (b) Aurangzeb
    (c) Jahangir    
    (d) Shahjahan

    129.    Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
    (a)    B.R Ambcdkar        -    Independent
    (b)    Bal Gangadhar       -    Kesari Tilak
    (c)    Annie Besant          -    New India
    (d)    Dadabhai Naoroji    -    Rast Goftar

    130.    The first event relating to the War of Indepen¬dence of 1857 was
    (a)    Kanpur's Revolt and taking over the leadership by Nana Saheb.
    (b)    Begum Hazrat Mahal's leadership of Oudh.
    (c)    Marching of Sepoys to Delhi's Red Fort.
    (d)    Revolt by Rani of Jhansi

    131.    The Constituent Assembly that framed India's Constitution was set up
    (a)    under the Indian Independent Act
    (b)    under the Government of India Act, 1935
    (c)    by the Queen's Proclamation
    (d)    under the Cabinet Mission Plan

    132.    The Session of Indian National Congress in which the oath of complete Independence was taken, was
    (a) Belgaum Session, 1924
    (b)' Calcutta Session. 1928
    (c)    Lahore Session, 1929
    (d)    Madras Session, 1927

    133.    Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists :
                 List-I                                 List-II

    (a)    Simon Commission           1.    1885
    (b)    Quit India Movement         2.    1942
    (c)    Formation of Indian           3.    1927 National Congres
    (d)    Minto Morley Reforms        4.    1909

            A    B    C    D
    (a)    1    2    3    4
    (b)    4    3    2    1
    (c)    3    2    1    4
    (d)    1    3    2    4

    134.    Who suggested launching of no-tax campaign as a protest against Rowlatt Act ?
    (a) Abul Kalam Azad    
    (b) Gandhiji
    (c) Rabindranath Tagore    
    (d) Swami Shraddhanand

    135.    Who was the President of Indian National Congress during the visit of Cabinet Mission to India?
    (a)    Jawaharlal Nehru
    (b)    J.BKripalani
    (c)    Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
    (d)    Sarojini Naidu

    136.    Who amongst the following was the founder or 'Indian Association'?
    (a) Bipin Chandra Pal    
    (b) Dadabhai Naoroji
    (c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale    
    (d) S.N. Bannerjee

    137.    'Kirti Stambha' of Chittor was constructedduring the rule of
    (a) Rana Kumbha    
    (b) Rana Hamrfiir
    (c) Rana Ratan Singh    
    (d) Rana Sangram Singh

    138.    According to 2001 Census report, the percentage of rural population in India is
    (a) 72.2    
    (b) 76.7
    (c) 74.3    
    (d) 80.1

    139.    The Indian State devoid of a Million City is
    (a) Haryana    
    (b) Jharkhand
    (c) Kerala    
    (d) Orissa

    140.    2016 Olympic Games will be held at
    (a) Chicago    
    (b) London
    (c) Madrid    
    (d) Rio De Janeiro

    141.    Match List-I and List-Il and select the correct answer from the codes given below the lists :
                 List-I                            List-II

    (a)    Oscar Awards               1.    Progress in Religion
    (b)    Templaton Awards        2.    Literature
    (c)    Pulitzer Prize                3.    Films
    (d)    Booker Prize                4.    Journalism

            A    B    C    D
    (a)    2    3    1    4
    (b)    1    3    2    4
    (c)    3    1    2     4
    (d)    3    1    4    2

    142.    Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2007 has been given to
    (a) A.R. Rahman    
    (b) Asha Bhonslc
    (c) Manna Dey    
    (d) Lata Mangcskar

    143.    Which one of the following awards is equal to Nobel Prize, in Architecture?
    (a) Abel Prize    
    (b) Pitzker Prize
    (c) Pulitzer Prize    
    (d) None of these.

    144.    Consider the following statements and find the correct answer from the codes given below :
    1.    RISAT-2 Satellite was put in orbit by PSLV-C12 in April 2009 from Sriharikota.
    2.    Another satellite ANUSAT was also put in orbit by the PSLV-C12. This was built by Anna University. Chennai.
    3.    ANUSAT is an experimental communication satellite.
    4.    RESAT-2 is a surveillance satellite and can keep a watch on country's borders.

    Codes :
    (a) 1 and 2 only    
    (b) 2 and 3 only
    (c) 3 and 4 only    
    (d) 1.2 3 and 4 all

    145.    The first State of India to reserve a Government post for a HIV+candidate is
    (a) Delhi    
    (b)  Karnataka
    (c) Kerala    
    (d) Maharashtra

    146.    With the cooperation of which one of the following countries a pilotless helicopter is being developed for Indian Navy ?
    (a) China    
    (b) France
    (c) Israel    
    (d) U.S.A

    147.    Gangubai Hangal, who died recently was a
    (a) Classical singer    
    (b) Dancer
    (c) Painter    
    (d) Silar player

    148.    Brihadesvara Temple of Thanjavur was built during the reign of Chola Emperor
    (a) Parantara I    
    (b) Rajaraja I
    (c) Rajendra I    
    (d) Rajadhiraja I

    149.    Dr. Vinayak Sen was in the news recently. He was released on bail under the orders of the Supreme Court after being in jail for 741 days. To which State this matter is concerned?
    (a) Assam    
    (b) Andhra Pradesh
    (c) Chhattisgarh    
    (d) Jharkhand

    150.    At which of the following place, Tata has established their Nano Car project after shilling from Singur?
    (a)    Pimpri in Maharashtra

    (b)    Anand in Gujarat
    (c)    Nayla in Rajasthan
    (d)    Sanand in Gujarat

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