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Uttarakhand PCS Prelims Exam 2012: General Studies I: Question Paper

Dec 16, 2014 15:31 IST

    Uttarakhand Public Service Commission (UKPSC) conducted the Uttarakhand Public Civil Service Exam 2012 popularly known as the Uttarakhand PCS 2012. The examination was conducted on 30 November 2014. The Uttarakhand PCS was conducted for 237 vacancies.

    The admit Card for the same was issued on 18 November by the Uttarakhand Public Service Commission. The Question Paper (Series A) of the General Studies I is given here as Follows.

    UKPSC 2012 General Studies Paper I

    Maximum Time 2 Hours            Maximum Marks 200

    1. The earliest reference of ‘Magnetic Compass’ is found in

    (a) Miftahul Fuzala     

    (b) Chachnama

    (c) Ranazatu’s Safar  

    (d) Jawamiul Hikayat

    2. After the downfall of the Delhi Sultanate, who was the first ruler to issue the gold coin ?

    (a) Akbar                   

    (b) Humayun

     (c) Shahjahan   

    (d) Sher Shah

    3. Match the following monuments with their concerned ruler and select the correct code given below:

    A. Double dome          i. Sher Shah

    B. Octagonal tomb      ii. Muhammad Adil Shah

    C. True arch tomb       iii. Balban

    D. Gol Gumbad           iv. Sikandar Lodi

    Codes :

        A     B   C  D

    (a) iv   iii   i   ii

    (b) iv   i    iii   ii

    (c) i    iii   iv   ii

    (d) ii   iii  i    iv

    4. Which monument is not at Fatehpur Sikri?

    (a) Golden Palace          

    (b) Panch Mahal

    (c) Jodha Bai Palace     

    (d) Akbari Mahal

    5. Which one of the following Ashrams related to Mahatma Gandhi, is the oldest?

    (a) Sabarmati       

    (b) Phoenix

    (c) Wardha             

    (d) Sadaqat

    6. The first Chief Justice of Supreme Court established by the East India Company was:

    (a) Elijah Impey        

    (b) Courtney Ilbert

    (c) Phillip Francis     

    (d) None of the above

    7. Who was the author of ‘Neel-Darpan’?

    (a) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar    

    (b) Bankim Chandra Chatterji

    (c) Nabagopal Mitra                       

    (d) Dinabandhu Mitra

    8. Azimullah Khan was an advisor to

    (a) Nana Saheb             

    (b) Tantya Tope

    (c) Rani Laxmi Bai         

    (d) Kunwar Singh

    9. Who established ‘Satya Sodhak Samaj’?

    (a) B.R. Ambedkar     

    (b) Santram

    (c) Jotiba Phule          

    (d) Bhaskar Rao Jadhav

    10. Muzaffar Ahmad, S.A. Dange, Shaukat Usmani and Nalini Gupta were jailed for which conspiracy ?

    (a) Kakori train heist               

    (b) Chittagong Armoury raid

    (c) Meerut conspiracy case  

    (d) Kanpur Bolshevik conspiracy case

    11. The longest glacier in Uttarakhand is

    (a) Pindari Glacier  

    (b) Chorabari Glacier

     (c) Yamunotri Glacier    

    (d) Gangotri Glacier

    12. According to 2011 Census, which of the following districts of Uttarakhand had negative population growth-rate ?

    (a) Pithoragarh          

    (b) Almora

    (c) Rudraprayag         

    (d) Uttarkashi

    13. Which are called ‘Duns’ in Uttarakhand ?

    (a) Structural valleys     

    (b) River valleys

    (c) Alpine grasslands     

    (d) Narrow valleys

    14. In which of the following rivers’ confluence is Gobindghat located ?

    (a) Alaknanda and Bhagirathi

    (b) Alaknanda and Khirongad

    (c) Alaknanda and Laxman Ganga (Bhyundar Gad)

    (d) Alaknanda and Dhauli Ganga

    15. Which of the following is a biosphere reserve in Uttarakhand ?

    (a) Gobind      

    (b) Corbett

    (c) Rajaji        

    (d) Nanda Devi

    16. Which one is the most extensive part of the oceanic floor?

    (a) Ocean Deeps                

    (b) Continental Slope

    (c) Continental Shelves  

    (d) Deep Sea Plains

    17. Grenada is located in

    (a) Pacific Ocean          

    (b) Indian Ocean

    (c) Caribbean Sea        

    (d) Mediterranean Sea

    18. A telegram was sent from Greenwich at 12.00 Noon. The time for transmission was 12 minutes. It reached a town at 6.00 p.m. The longitude of the town will be

    19. Which one of the following is not a member of ‘BRICS’?

    (a) India                  

    (b) China

    (c) Saudi Arabia  

    (d) Brazil

    20. Which one of the following is not associated to the ‘group’?

    (a) Gneiss               

    (b) Sandstone

    (c) Limestone        

    (d) Shale

    21. The state having highest literacy rate as per 2011 Census is

    (a) Uttar Pradesh   

    (b) Manipur

    (c) Rajasthan           

    (d) Mizoram

    22. Which of the following is not properly matched ?

    Biosphere Reserves State

    (a) Similipal – Odisha

    (b) Nokrek – Meghalaya

    (c) Agasthyamalai – Kerala

    (d) Kanchenjunga – Himachal Pradesh

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

    List-I (Industry)      List-II (Location)

    A. Fertilizer             i. Kota

    B. Glass                 ii. Udaipur

    C. Cement             iii. Jaipur

    D. Synthetic silk      iv. Sriganganagar


         A     B     C    D

    (a) iv    iii    ii     i

    (b) i     iv    iii    ii

    (c) ii     i     iv    iii

    (d) iii    ii    i     iv

    24. Which one of the following rivers is associated with Sardar Sarovar Project ?

    (a) Narmada         

    (b) Tapti (Tapi)

    (c) Godawari          

    (d) Cauvery (Kaveri)

    25. On the outline map of India (a), (b), (c) and (d) depict the location of four coal fields.

    Which one is not correctly shown on the map?

    (a) Satpura       

    (b) Son valley

    (c) Korba            

    (d) Karnpura

    26. Which one of the following groups is the correct sequence of mountain peaks from east to west ?

    (a) Everest, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri

    (b) Kanchenjunga, Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri

    (c) Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Everest

    (d) Everest, Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna

    27. Which one of the following is the correct sequence of the States of India in descending order of their area ?

    (a) Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh

    (b) Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

    (c) Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand

    (d) Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh

    28. Which river among the following does not join the Ganga river from left?

    (a) Gomati      

    (b) Ghaghra

    (c) Kosi            

    (d) Son

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

    List-I (Sea-Port)     List-II (State)

    A. Alleppey            i. Tamil Nadu

    B. Ennore              ii. Odisha

    C. Paradip            iii. Kerala

    D. Kakinada         iv. Andhra Pradesh

    Codes :

          A   B   C    D

     (a) iii   i    ii    iv

     (b) iv   ii    i    iii

     (c) ii    iv   iii   i

     (d) i    iii   iv   ii

    30. Basaltic Lava rocks over Indian Deccan Plateau are formed in the following period:

    (a) Cretaceous period            

    (b) Pleistocene period

    (c) Carboniferrous period      

    (d) Miocene period

    31. Who was the first Indian to join as a member of UN Human Rights Commission, constituted in 1946 ?

    (a) Smt. Sarojini Naidu              

    (b) Smt. Hansa Mehta

    (c) Smt. Vijaya Laxmi Pandit     

    (d) None of the above

    32. Treaties of ‘START-I’ and ‘START-II’ were signed

    (a) Between USA and USSR            

    (b) Between USA and China

    (c) Between USSR and China        

    (d) None of the above

    33. When did the Protection of Human Rights Act come into force in India?

    (a) 1990         

    (b) 1991

    (c) 1992       

    (d) 1993

    34. Under which agreement International Monetary Fund was established?

    (a) Bretton Woods Agreement         

    (b) Bretton Stone Agreement

    (c) S. Woods Agreement                    

    (d) U. Thant Agreement

    35. When was South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) established ?

    (a) 1984         

    (b) 1987

    (c) 1985         

    (d) 1989

    36. State Legislative Assembly can participate in the election of following :

    I. President of India                     

    II. Vice-President of India

    III. Members of Rajya Sabha     

    IV. Members of Legislative Council

    Select the correct answer:

    (a) I, II and III

    (b) I, III and IV

    (c) I and III

    (d) I, II and IV

    37. Who was the first Governor of Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand)?

    (a) Smt. Margret Alva       

    (b) Shri Sudarshan Agarwal

    (c) Shri B.L. Joshi               

    (d) Shri Surjit Singh Barnala

    38. Which Constitutional amendment provided constitutional status to urban local government?

    (a) 72nd     

    (b) 73rd

    (c) 74th    

    (d) 71st

    39. By whom the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of India can be enlarged?

    (a) President of India

    (b) Parliament by passing a resolution

    (c) Parliament by making a law

    (d) President in consultation with Chief Justice of India

    40. Council of Minister is collectively responsible to whom?

    (a) Prime Minister     

    (b) President

    (c) Rajya Sabha          

    (d) Lok Sabha

    41. Which of the following has been described as the soul of the Indian Constitution?

    (a) Fundamental Rights                               

    (b) Directive Principles of State Policy

    (c) Right to Constitutional Remedies        

    (d) The Preamble

    42. The Lok Sabha Secretariat comes under the direct supervision of

    (a) Ministry of Home Affairs            

    (b) Ministry of Parliamentry Affairs

    (c) President of India                      

    (d) Lok Sabha Speaker

    43. Who among the following is not appointed by the State Governor ?

    (a) Chief Minister                   

    (b) Members, State Public Service Commision

    (c) Judges of High Court      

    (d) Advocate General

    44. Under which of the following the Constituent Assembly of India was constituted ?

    (a) Government of India Act, 1935        

    (b) Cripps Proposals, 1942

    (c) Cabinet Mission Plan, 1946               

    (d) Indian Independence Act, 1947

    45. Which of the following constitute the Indian Parliament ?

    (a) President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha

    (b) Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Prime Minister

    (c) Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

    (d) Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Parliament Secretariat.

    46. Who presides over the joint sitting of the two houses of the Parliament?

    (a) President of India              

    (b) Vice-President of India

    (c) Prime Minister of India   

    (d) Speaker of Lok Sabha

    47. What is the tenure of Chief Election Commissioner of India?

    (a) Five years

    (b) Six years or 65 years of age, whichever is earlier

    (c) Five years or 65 years of age, whichever is earlier

    (d) During the pleasure of the President of India

    48. Where the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) can be filed ?

    (a) Only in Supreme Court of India               

    (b) Only in High Courts of States

    (c) In Central Administrative Tribunals        

    (d) Both in High Courts & Supreme Court

    49. Which tribes of Uttarakhand had trade relations with Tibet before 1962 war with China ?

    (a) Raji                 

    (b) Bhotia

    (c) Boksa           

    (d) Jaunsari

    50. Who established the ‘Garhdesh Seva Sangh’ ?

    (a) Sridev Suman        

    (b) Badri Datt Pande

    (c) Rampal                   

    (d) Gopi Chand

    51. Who was the first Chairman of ‘Uttarakhand Kranti Dal’ ?

    (a) D.D. Pant             

    (b) Badri Datt Pande

    (c) Diwakar Bhatt   

    (d) Mathura Prasad Bamrada

    52. Who is known as ‘Gandhi of Uttarakhand’ ?

    (a) Gaura Devi                              

    (b) Sunderlal Bahuguna

    (c) Madho Singh Bhandari         

    (d) Indramani Badoni

    53. A person can contest the Panchayat election, if he has attained the age of

    (a) 25 years                

    (b) 30 years

    (c) 21 years                

    (d) 18 years

    54. By which Constitutional Amendment OBCs have been given 27 percent reservation in the admission to educational institutions ?

    (a) 92nd           

    (b) 93rd

    (c) 94th            

    (d) 96th

    55. Who administers the Oath of office and secrecy to the Governor ?

    (a) President                                       

    (b) Chief Justice of Supreme Court

    (c) Chief Justice of High Court          

    (d) Chief Minister

    56. Which one of the following states first established the institution of Lokayukta ?

    (a) Rajasthan              

    (b) Maharashtra

    (c) Bihar                      

    (d) Gujarat

    57. Which of the following commissions/committees has recommended the creation of a Local Body Ombudsman ?

    (a) First Administrative Reforms Commission

    (b) Second Administrative Reforms Commission

    (c) Balwantrai Mehta Committee

    (d) Ashok Mehta Committee

    58. Which one of the following committees is not associated with Panchayat Raj System in India ?

    (a) Dinesh Goswami Committee                 

    (b) L.M. Singhvi Committee

    (c) Sadiq Ali Committee                               

    (d) Ashok Mehta Committee

    59. Under which article of the Constitution reservations in admission to educational institutions, including private and unaided, to OBCs/ST/SC is made ?

    (a) Article 15(4)          

    (b) Article 15(5)

    (c) Article 16(4)          

    (d) Article 16(5)

    60. ‘Right to Education’ introduced through 86th Amendment came into force:

    (a) In 2002            

    (b) In 2004

    (c) In 2008            

    (d) In 2010

    61. Which one of the following is known as ‘mystery lake’ of Uttarakhand ?

    (a) Nainital               

    (b) Sattal

    (c) Roopkund          

    (d) Naukuchiatal

    62. Which of the following food crops of Uttarakhand State, covers the maximum sown area ?

    (a) Maize          

    (b) Bajra

    (c) Wheat         

    (d) Rice

    63. As per 2011 Census, literacy rate of Uttarakhand State is :

    (a) 79.63 percent         

    (b) 87.40 percent

    (c) 70.40 percent         

    (d) 75.80 percent

    64. Which one of the following is the highest snow-covered peak of Uttarakhand State ?

    (a) Kamet            

    (b) Trisule

    (c) Nanda Devi   

    (d) Chogori

    65. On which of the following rivers, the Tehri Hydro Power Project has been constructed ?

    (a) Bhagirathi and Alaknanda         

    (b) Yamuna and Bhagirathi

    (c) Kali and Tonse                             

    (d) Bhagirathi and Bhilangana

    66. Which one of the following countries was included in ‘BRICS’ in the last ?

    (a) India                   

    (b) China

    (c) South Africa      

    (d) Brazil

    67. The Bretton Woods Conference led to the establishment of :

    I. I.M.F.                          

    II. I.B.R.D.

    III. United Nations     

    IV. W.T.O.

    (a) I and II            

    (b) I, II and III

    (c) I and III          

    (d) I, II, III and IV

    68. Which one of the following organisations publishes the Human Development Report?

    (a) UNESCO        

    (b) World Bank

    (c) U.N.D.P.        

    (d) I.M.F.

    69. Which one of the following World Bank affiliates, provides assistance for poverty alleviation to the world’s poorest countries?

     (a) International Finance Corporation

     (b) International Development Association

     (c) Multi-lateral Investment Guarantee Agency

     (d) International Monetary Fund

    70. When the exchange rate changes from 1$ = ` 60 to 1$ = ` 58, it means:

     I. Rupee value has appreciated            

    II. Dollar value has depreciated

    III. Rupee value has depreciated          

    IV. Dollar value has appreciated

    (a) I and II are correct.           

    (b) II and III are correct.

    (c) I and IV are correct.          

    (d) II and IV are correct.

    71. According to Malthusian Theory of Population, population increases in:

    (a) Geometrical Progression                   

    (b) Arithmetic Progression

    (c) Harmonic Progression                          

    (d) None of the above

    72. The Phillips Curve represents relationship between :

    (a) Deflation and Unemployment                             

    (b) Inflation and Unemployment

    (c) Inflation and Disguised Unemployment          

    (d) Deflation and Cyclical Unemployment

    73. Which of the following economists propagated the Pure Monetary Theory of Trade Cycle ?

    (a) Hawtrey         

    (b) Hayek

    (c) Keynes            

    (d) Hicks

    74. Who is the author of the book ‘The Accumulation of Capital’?

    (a) Mrs. Joan Robinson         

    (b) Adam Smith

    (c) Lord Maynard Keynes     

    (d) None of the above

    75. Which of the following economists, introduced fiscal policy as a tool to rectify the Great Depression of 1929-30 ?

    (a) Prof. Keynes      

    (b) Prof. Pigou

    (c) Prof. Marshall     

    (d) Prof. Crowther

    76. The Committee on Financial Sector Reforms 2008, in India was headed by :

    (a) Bimal Jalan             

    (b) Raghuram Rajan

    (c) C. Rangarajan        

    (d) M. Narasimham

    77. As per Census 2011, the sex ratio (number of females per 1000 males) in India is :

    (a) 925             

    (b) 947

    (c) 916             

    (d) 940

    78. The Planned Development Model was adopted in India from :

    (a) 1st April, 1951            

    (b) 15th August, 1947

    (c) 26th Jan., 1950           

    (d) 1st May, 1965

    79. Which one of the following is the Chairman of the National Development Council ?

    (a) Prime Minister of India          

    (b) Finance Minister of Govt. of India

    (c) President of India                    

    (d) Vice-President of India

    80. Which of the following states in India is famous for rubber cultivation ?

    (a) Karnataka                     

    (b) Odisha

    (c) Andhra Pradesh          

    (d) Kerala

    81. Which one of the following is part of fiscal policy?

    (a) Production policy       

    (b) Tax policy

    (c) Foreign policy              

    (d) Interest rate policy

    82. NREGA was renamed ‘MNREGA’ on :

    (a) 2nd October, 2007          

    (b) 2nd February, 2008

    (c) 2nd October, 2009         

    (d) 2nd October, 2010

    83. The Indian rupee was made convertible into which of the following accounts since March 1994 ?

    (a) Capital Account         

    (b) Current Account

    (c) Both (a) and (b)         

    (d) Revenue Account

    84. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority was set up in India on :

    (a) April 2000           

    (b) April 2001

    (c) April 2002            

    (d) April 2003

    85. Which of the following is not a function of the Reserve Bank of India?

    (a) Regulation of currency

    (b) Regulation of foreign trade

    (c) Regulation of credit

    (d) Custody and management of country’s foreign exchange reserves.

    86. In Cyber Law terminology ‘DOS’ means :

    (a) Denial of Service

    (b) Disk Operating System

    (c) Distant Operator Service

    (d) None of the above

    87. Multimedia can contain :

    (a) Numeric, text, and picture data       

    (b) Graphics, animation, video, music and voice

    (c) Only numeric type data                     

    (d) None of the above

    88. Sending an identical e-mail message repeatedly to a particular address by any abuser is called :

    (a) E-mail Spoofing         

    (b) E-mail Spamming

    (c) E-mail Bombing        

    (d) None of the above

    89. A program that has capability to infect other program and make copies of itself and spread into other programs is called:

    (a) Worm          

    (b) Virus

    (c) Trojan          

    (d) None of the above

    90. The practice of using more than one type of medium in computer at the same time is called :

    (a) Multimedia            

    (b) Macromedia

    (c) Interactivity          

    (d) None of the above

    91. One carbon credit is equivalent to:

    92. Kedar valley disaster of June, 2013, was cause by heavy rains in the catchment area of a river, which was :

    (a) Alaknanda         

    (b) Bhagirathi

    (c) Yamuna             

    (d) Mandakini

    93. Leakage of which of the following gases had caused the Bhopal Gas Tragedy?

    (a) Methyl isocyanate       

    (b) Carbon Mono-oxide

    (c) Nitric oxide                    

    (d) Sulphur di oxide

    94. Minamata disease is caused due to:

    (a) Arsenic poisoning           

    (b) Lead poisoning

     (c) Mercury poisoning         

    (d) Cadmium poisoning

    95. The number of organisms that can be supported by the environment in a given area is known as:

    (a) Population                                           

    (b) Carrying Capacity

    (c) Pyramid of number or biomass         

    (d) None of the above

    96. The size of the nano-particle ranges between :

    (a) 100 nm to 1000 nm       

    (b) 0.1 nm to 1 nm

    (c) 1 nm to 100 nm              

    (d) 0.01 nm to 0.1 nm

    97. Biodiversity changes occur:

    (a) Increases towards the equator

    (b) Decreases towards the equator

    (c) Remains unchanged throughout the Earth

    (d) Increases towards the poles

    98. Bacillus thuringiensis is used as :

    (a) Biofertilizer                  

    (b) Biological insecticide

    (c) Chemical fertilizer      

    (d) Chemical insecticide

    99. Which among the following gas is most responsible for global warming?

    (a) Nitrogen                     

    (b) Methane

    (c) Carbon di-oxide         

    (d) Carbon mono-oxide

    100. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

    (a) Ebola Virus – Small Pox

    (b) Biometric identification – Fingerprints and Iris scan

    (c) Cloning – Genetic replica

    (d) DNA Fingerprinting – Paternity or criminal identification

    101. Which Uranium isotope is used in nuclear power plants to produce electricity?

    (a) U-233          

    (b) U-234

    (c) U-235           

    (d) U-239

    102. The main constituent of biogas is:

    (a) Hydrogen         

    (b) Methane

    (c) Butane              

    (d) Acetylene

    103. Which one of the following element is used in solar cells?

    (a) Silicon             

    (b) Cerium

    (c) Astatine            

    (d) Vanadium

    104. Which among the following is not a polymer?

    (a) Nylon                  

    (b) Teflon

    (c) Caprolactum      

    (d) Polystyrene

    105. Which Vitamin is required for in clotting of blood?

    (a) Vitamin A             

    (b) Vitamin C

    (c) Vitamin E    

    (d) Vitamin K

    106. Filament of electric bulb is made of:

    (a) Tungsten            

    (b) Nichrome

    (c) Lead                     

    (d) Aluminium

    107. Which of the following radiations has the highest energy per quantum?

    (a) 320 – 400 nm            

    (b) 200 – 280 nm

    (c) 280 – 320 nm            

    (d) 400 – 600 nm

    108. India’s first dedicated navigation satellite IRNSS – 1A was launched from:

    (a) Sriharikota                            

    (b) Ahmedabad

    (c) Thiruvananthpuram            

    (d) Bengaluru

    109. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

    (a) Optic fibres – Light waves

    (b) Android – Voice input

    (c) Large Hadron Collider – God particle

    (d) Red Planet – Mars

    110. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) is situated at:

    (a) Dehradun         

    (b) New Delhi

    (c) Lucknow           

    (d) Nagpur

    111. Who won the Gold Medal in the 20th (Glasgow) Commonwealth Games 2014 in Wrestling in 74 kg weight category?

    (a) Virendra Kumar         

    (b) Sushil Kumar

    (c) Yogeshwar Dutt         

    (d) Praveen Kumar

    112. Who among the following scientists has been conferred upon ‘Bharat Ratna’ for the year 2013?

    (a) K.L. Mashelkar                    

    (b) G.P. Rao

    (c) Hariharan Parthsarthi        

    (d) C.N.R. Rao

    113. Great Himalayan National Park, which has been accorded the UNESCO World Heritage Site status, is located in:

    (a) Uttarakhand               

    (b) Himachal Pradesh

    (c) Jammu-Kashmir         

    (d) Nagaland

    114. Where is the Headquarters of North-Central Railway Zone situated?

    (a) Allahabad            

    (b) Jabalpur

    (c) Bhopal                

    (d) Delhi

    115. In the Union Budget, 2014 the Integrated Ganga Conservation Mission has been called as:

    (a) Clean Ganga                  

    (b) Sacred Ganga

    (c) The Great Ganga        

    (d) Namami Gange

    116. According to National Youth Policy 2014, the youths of which one of the following age groups will be benefitted?

    (a) 15-29 years               

    (b) 16-28 years

    (c) 15-22 years               

    (d) 17-28 years

    117. International Day of Non-violence is observed on:

    (a) 10th December       

    (b) 30th January            

    (c) 2nd October            

    (d) 23rd March

    118. The “Rashtriya Gokul Mission” announced by the Union Government aims at:

    (a) Protecting the indigenous breed of cows

    (b) Developing high milk yielding cow breeds

    (c) Curbing slaughtering of cattles

    (d) Eliminating Foot and Mouth disease in cattles

    119. POCSO Act is related to :

    (a) Oil companies         

    (b) Children

    (c) Civil servants           

    (d) Oceans

    120. Who has been appointed the new National Security Advisor of India ?

    (a) Dalbir Singh            

    (b) Amit Shah

    (c) K.P.S. Menon        

    (d) Ajit Kumar Doval

    121. Who was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade 2014 of India ?

    (a) Nawaz Sharif       

    (b) Shinzo Abe

    (c) Hu Jinto               

    (d) Sheikh Hasina

    122. Who among the following won the Presidential election of Syria for the third time in 2014 ?

    (a) Abdel Fattah el sisi         

    (b) Bashar-Al-Asad

    (c) Nuri Abu Sahmein         

    (d) Noori-Al-Maliki

    123. The new government at the centre has recently ratified the Marrakesh Treaty. This treaty aims at :

    (a) Developing Marine Living resources

    (b) Regulating air transport services

    (c) Promotion of access to published works by visually impaired persons and persons with print disabilities.

    (d) Promoting studies in cell-biology

    124. Which one of the following films bagged the Palme d’or award at Cannes Film Festival-2014 ?

    (a) Winter Sleep           

    (b) Grace of Monaco

    (c) The Wonders          

    (d) Goodbye to Languages

    125. Who among the following has been the first African U.N. Secretary General ?

    (a) Ban Ki Moon                        

    (b) Javier Perez De Cuellar

    (c) Boutros-Boutros Ghali       

    (d) U-Thant

    126. Which one of the following surface to air missiles was successfully testfired in May 2014 from Chandipur (Odisha) ?

    (a) Prithavi        

    (b) Aakash

    (c) Trishul           

    (d) Brahmos

    127. What is the name of the new museum that was inaugurated in the Rashtrapati Bhawan on July 25, 2014 ?

    (a) Glimpses of History        

    (b) Toshakhana

     (c) The Stables                       

    (d) Indradhanush

    128. Who among the following won the Asian Billiard Championship in June 2014 ?

    (a) Alok Kumar            

    (b) B. Bhaskar

    (c) Dhruv Sitwala         

    (d) Saurav Kothari

    129. Which of the following has won gold medal of Wimbledon Under-19 Gold-tournament of 2014 ?

    (a) Unmukta Chand     

    (b) Leander Paes

    (c) Lakshya Sen              

    (d) Saina Nehwal

    130. Which of the following state/states will be benefitted by the proposed “Kishau Dam” Project ?

    (a) Haryana                     

    (b) Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh

    (c) Jammu-Kashmir          

    (d) Assam

    131. Which of the following is presently the Chairperson of Rashtriya Mahila Ayog ?

    (a) Lalitha Kumaramangalam           

    (b) Girija Vyas

    (c) Mamta Sharma                           

    (d) Nazma Heptullah

    132. The famous Nanda Rajjat of Uttarakhand took place during which period in 2014 ?

    (a) From 4 August to 6th September                   

    (b) From 16 August to 16th September

    (c) From 18 August to 6th September               

    (d) From 21 August to 10th September

    133. Who is India’s women Parliamentarian to win election for the eight consecutive times from the same Lok Sabha Constituency ?

    (a) Sushma Swaraj           

    (b) Sumitra Mahajan

    (c) Maneka Gandhi         

    (d) Savitri Jindal

    134. Who is the author of the book “Out of Print : Newspapers, Journalism and the Business of News in the Digital Age” ?

    (a) Professor George Brock           

    (b) Rabbin Jafferey

    (c) Nic Newman                             

    (d) Mark Tully

    135. Who has been appointed as the ‘Horticulture Ambassador of Maharashtra’ ?

    (a) Akshay Kumar        

    (b) Ranbir Kapoor

    (c) Ranveer Singh        

    (d) Amitabh Bachchan

    136. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Report of July 2014 which one of the following countries has effectively reduced its stockpile of enriched Uranium ?

    (a) North Korea       

    (b) Iran

    (c) Iraq                    

    (d) Libya

    137. Who was nominated as ‘Good Will Ambassador’ by ‘U.N. Women’ – a forum of the United Nations, for its ‘He for She’ campaign in July 2014 ?

    (a) J.K. Rowling               

    (b) Julia Roberts

    (c) Maria Sharapova      

    (d) Emma Watson

    138. Which of the following won the first medal for India at the 17th Asian Games organised in South Korea ?

    (a) Shweta Choudhari    

    (b) P. Kashyap

    (c) Sanjita Chanu                

    (d) Deepika Kumari

    139. According to Fortaleza Declaration (Brazil 2014) of Sixth BRICS Summit what is the initial subsidized capital to be equally shared among founding members to establish new development bank and for addressing infra-structure gaps and sustainable development needs ?

    (a) 200 billion U.S. dollars          

    (b) 150 billion U.S. dollars

    (c) 100 billion U.S. dollars          

    (d) 50 billion U.S. dollars

    140. Which one of the following organizations has officially declared India as a Polio free country in March 2014 ?

    (a) W.H.O.                         

    (b) U.N.O.

    (c) Red Cross Society      

    (d) None of these

    141. Almora coins bear the names :

    (a) Sivapala, Sivapalita and Haripal             

    (b) Sivapalita, Siva and Hari

    (c) Sivadatta, Sivapalita and Haridatta      

    (d) Sivadatta, Sivapalita and Hari

    142. Tick out the correctly matched option out of the following combination of king and his capital :

    (a) Somchand – Raj Bunga

    (b) Kankapal – Devalgarh

    (c) Ajaypal – Tehri

    (d) Man Shah – Chandpur garh

    143. Who was known as ‘Nakati Rani’ in the history of Garhwal ?

    (a) Guleria Rani     

    (b) Karnavati Rani

    (c) Nepalia Rani   

    (d) Kamlendumati Rani

    144. Garhwal Sarvadalita Board was constituted in 1928 A.D. by :

    (a) Mohan Singh Mehta   

    (b) Badri Dutt Pande

    (c) Jayananda Bharti       

    (d) Hargovind Pant

    145. ‘Praja Mandal’ was established at Dehradun with the objective :

    (a) To get freedom from British rule

    (b) To get freedom from Gurkha rule

    (c) To organize people for social reforms

    (d) To free the people from mis-rule of Tehri-Rajya.

    146. Read the statements (A) and (B) and choose the correct answer from the codes given below :

    (A) The sixth century B.C. was a period of great religious upheaval in all parts of the world.

    (B) The Vedic religion had become very complex.

    Codes :

    (a) Both (A) and (B) are false.                

    (b) Both (A) and (B) are true.

    (c) (A) is true, while (B) is false.            

    (d) (A) is false, while (B) is true.

    147. The earliest known epigraphic evidence of Bhagvatism is :

    (a) Prayag Prashasti of Samudra Gupta          

    (b) Nasik inscription of Gautami Balshri

    (c) Garuda column at Besnagar                        

    (d) Ayodhya inscription of Dhanadeva

    148. Buddhist text ‘Milindapanho’ throws light on which Indo-Greek ruler?

    (a) Diodorus II      

    (b) Demetrius

    (c) Minender        

    (d) Strato I

    149. In which Vedic text the term ‘Varna’ is found referred for the first time ?

    (a) Rigveda        

    (b) Atharva veda

    (c) Sam veda     

    (d) Yajur veda

    150. There were different causes for the downfall of the Gupta empire.

     Which one was not the cause among the statements given below ?

    (a) Huna invasion

    (b) Feudal set-up of administration

    (c) Acceptance of Buddhism by the later Guptas

    (d) Arab invasion

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