WBCS 2002 Preliminary Examination Question Paper
WBCS 2002 Preliminary Examination Question Paper: The W.B.C.S. (Exe.) etc. examination consists of two parts – (1) Written Examination and (2) Personality Test. Written Examination
will be held in two successive stages, viz., (i) Preliminary Examination (Objective MCQ Type) and (ii) Main Examination (Both Objective MCQ Type and Conventional Type). A number of candidates to be selected on the results of the Preliminary Examination will be allowed admission to the Main Examination and a number of candidates to be selected on the results of the Main Examination will be called to appear at the Personality Test.
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WBCS 2002 Preliminary Examination Question Paper
WBCS Preliminary Question Paper 2002 PDF
W.B.C.S Preliminary Examination, 2002
Direction for Questions Nos. 1 to 4:
Choose the item closest in meaning to the underlined section in the sentences.
- There was a shadow across his face upon hearing the sad news
(B) Look of gloom
- There was presistent drizzle during our week-long holiday in Darjeeling.
- Sourav Ganguly scored a Delectable century against South Africa in the cricket match at Nairobi.
- Many districts of West Bengal have become prone to floods.
Direction for Question Nos. 5 to 7 :
Choose the word most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined section of the sentences.
- The truck was travelling at a trot.
(A) At break-neck speed
(C) At a snail’s space
- It was an ajfduous task.
- Many people prefer a vegetarian die.
(A) Desire (B) Taste
(C) Abhor (D) Like
Direction for Question Nos. 8 to 11:
Choose the correct meaning of the underlined part of sentences.
- He stood his ground with firmness.
(A) Dug up the ground (B) Bui it a house
(C) Maintained his position (D) Built a wall.
- I did not notice in him anything out of the way.
(A) Familiar (B) Strange
(C) Attractive (D) Charming
- He is not a great lawyer but” he has the gift of the gab.
(A) A serious bearing (B) A pleasant face
(C) A talent for speaking (D) A silent nature
- The screen is in character with with the rest of the furniture.
(A) Contrasting (B) Complementing
(C) In keeping (D) Joining
Direction for Question Nos. 12 and 13:
Choose the best word to complete the given sentences.
- The thief disappeared in a .
(A) Day (B) Run
(C) Trice (D) Hurry
- The odds against us were indeed .
(A) Light (B) Colourful
(C) Cheeful (D) Heavy
Direction for Question Nos. 14 and 15:
Choose the appropriate meaning of the words underlined in the given sentences from the options provided.
- I had splitting headache and could not concentrate.
(A) Painful (B) Severe
(C) Nagging (D) Mild
- The river was spanned by an iron bridge.
(A) Forged (B) Covered
(C) Crossed (D) Dammed
Direction for Question Nos. 16 to 18: Choose the correct prepositions to fill in the blanks in the sentences given.
- The celebrated grammarian Patanjali was a contemporary Pushyamitra Sunga
(A) To (B) With
(C) Of (D) In
- The income derived the ownership of land is commonly called rent.
(A) With (B) For
(C) From (D) Under
- The goat subsists the coarsest of foods.
(A) In (B) On
(C) Upon (D) Because of
Direction for Question Nos. 19 to 20 :
Choose the correct item.
- “Concrete” is a substance used to erect building but “concrete” can also mean
(A) Solid facts (B) Reason
(C) Argument (D) Essay
- A’transparent” object allows us clear vision but “a transparent person” is one who is
(A) Smiling (B) Serupulously honest
(C) Pleasing (D) Clever
- Which of the following is the source of the Luni River?
(A) Annasager (B) Puskar lake
(C) Gurusikar Paek (D) Sambar Lake
- Who, among the following persons, took over as the Prime Minister of Israel in February, 2001?
(A) Mr. Simon Peres (B) Mr. Ariel Sharon
(C) Mr. Ehud Barak (D) Beniamyn Netanyahu
- Ms. Megawati Sukarnoputri was recently appointed the president of
(A) Malayasia (B) Indonesia
(C) Singapore (D) Thailand
- The unit of radioactivity is
(A) Plank (B) Einstein
(C) Curie (D) None of the above
- During photosynthesis,
(A) Presence of oxygen is essential
(B) Catabolic reaction takes place
(C) Light energy is stored as potential chemical energy in the food (glucose)
(D) Stored potential chemical energy of food is released as heat energy and other forms of energy.
- Identify from the following names the person who is associatedwith the Chipko movement
(A) Baba Amte (B) Sundarial Bal
(C) Medha Patkar (D) Arundhuti Roy.
- Which of the following was not a part of the Tripita (three baskets)?
(A) Jatakas (B) Vinaya
(C) Sutta (D) Abhidhamma
- According to Buddhist tradition Chandragupta Maurya belonged to he Moriya tribe of
(A) Shudras (B) Vaishyas
(C) Brahmanas (D) Kshatriyas
- Which one of the following is an element?
(A) Table salt (B) Water
(C) Graphite (D) Glass
- Which of the following is the highest peak of Africa?
(A) Mt. Tibesti (B) Mt. Marra
(C) Mt. Kenya (D) Mt. Kilimanjaro
- Which is the largest lake of the world?
(A) Arialsea (B) Victoria Lake
(C) Great Bear Lake (D) Caspian sea.
- In which part of the Constitution the concept of welfare state finds elaboration?
(A) Preamble (B) Fundamental Rights
(C) Fundamental Duties (D) Directive Principles.
- Who pioneered the 19th Century Renaissance in India?
(A) Raja Rammohan Roy (B) Raja Radhakanta Deb
(C) Keshab Chandra Sen (D) Devendranath Tagore.
- The objective of the plan strategy followed in the first seven plans was
(A) Achieving self-reliance (B) Increasing export growth
(C) Increasing import growth (D) Maximizing growth of employment
- In an one day international match, for Indian side, among Sachin, Sourav, Rahul, Kambli and Rabin. Sourav scored more than Kambli scored less than Sachin but Kambli is not lowest scorer. Sachin scored 36 but this score is not more than that of Sourav. Who is the lowest scorer?
(A) Rabin (B) Kambli
(C) Sachin (D) Sourav
- X is Y’s mother’s daughter’s grand father. Then X is Y’s—
(A) Uncle (B) Father
(C) Grand father (D) Brother.
- Which of the following are true with regard to the Gandhara School of Art?
(i) Buddha’s figure appears here for the first time,
(ii) Its craftsmen used white stone to make images,
(iii) It was also known as Greco Buddhist Art.
(iv) Its figure were superior to Mathura School of Art.
(A) i, ii and iii (B) i and ii
(C) i and iv (D) iii and iv
- Whom does the Gayatri mantra in the Rig Veda address?
(A) Indra (B) Agni
(C) Savitri (D) Ushas
- Who, among the following persons, was the first Asian to be made Master of Trinity College, Cambridge?
(A) Prof. Jagadish Bhagwati (B) Mr. I G. Patel
(C) Prof. Amatrya Sen (D) Prof. S. Gopal.
- The relative humidity inside a room is 50% while the temperature is 30oC. If the temperature becomes 40°C, then the relative humidity
(A) Will increase
(B) Will decrese
(C) Will remain unchanged
(D) Will increase or decrease depending upon the size of the room.
- Which one is the connecting link between Reptiles and Mammals?
(A) Peripatus (B) Lung fish
(C) Duckbill platypus (D) Archaeoptaryx (Extinct)
- The most significant battle in the establishment of British Supremacy in India was that of
(A) Wandiwash (B) Plassey
(C) Baxar (D) Seringapatta’nam
- A class consists of 80 students. The number of students who failed in any one or more subjects are shown in the adjoining Venn diagrm.
How many students pass in all the 3 subjects? (A) 18 (B) 20
(C) 26 (D) 16
- Given the premise that “Intelligence is one of the contributory factors of success.”
Which one of the following statements is false?
(a) All intelligent persons are successful
(b) Some intelligent persons are successful
(c) All successful person are intelligent
(d) Some successful persons are not intelligent
(A) a and d (B) c only
(C) b and d (D) a and c
- The Constitution of India was adopted on
(A) January 26, 1950 (B) January 26, 1949
(C) November 26, 1949 (D) December 31, 1949.
- The Structural Adjustment programme was adoped by the Government of India in
(A) 1993 (B) 1990
(C) 1991 (D) 1992
- Fiscal Deficit measures
(A) The amount of increase in government’s debt
(B) The gap between government’s expenditure adn tax receipt
(C) The difference between government’s consumption expenditure and tax receipt
(D) The difference between government’s revenue expenditure and revenue receipt.
- Anushilan Samity was founded in Bengal by:
(A) Satish Chandra Basu (B) Pramatha Mitra
(C) Barin Ghosh (D) Aswini Kuma Datta
- Colloidal particles do not settle down because
(A) Their specific gravity is very low
(B) They are present in far smaller quantity than that of the dispersion medium
(C) they carry electrical charge
(D) The) becotna solvated
- India was recently signed an agreement for the purchase of Barak surface-to- surface missies from
(A) The UK (B) The USA
(C) Israel (D) Russia
- In 2001, the Indian duo, Leander paes and Mahesh Bhupati, won the Men’s Doubles title at the
(A) Australian Open (B) French Open
(C) Us Open (D) Italian Open
- What does the word ‘Iqta’ stand for?
(A) Law of Primogeniture
(B) Crown lands donatad to army officers
(C) Stater’s share of 1/3 of the spoils of war
(D) The grant of revenue from a territory in lieu of salary.
- Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev were hanged for’their role in
(A) Kakori Case
(B) Lahore Conspiracy Case
(C) Meerut Conspiracy Case
(D) All or the above
- The original name of the Seet which later came to be known as ‘Jaina’ was
(A) Tirthankaras (B) Jina
(C) Nigranthas (D) Arhant
- Which of the following miliant outfits called upon Kashmiri Musfim Women to get into the burqa?
(A) Lasker-e-Jabbar (B) Harkat-ul-Islam
(C) Hizbul Mujahideen (D) Harket-ul-Mujahidden.
- Lightining discharges in induce rain formation. This is because they cause.
(A) Nitrogen and oxygen of the air to combine
(B) Some gas molecules to ionize
(C) The electrical discharge active the H2O molecules
(D) They induce photochemical reaction.
- The largest iron and steel plant of China is located at
(A) Anshan (B) Beijinv
(C) Shanghai (D) Nanchang
- The term prudential norm is associated with
(A) Trade policy (B) Banking Sector Reform
(C) Industrial Policy (D) Agriculture Policy.
- The earliest model of the globe was made by
(A) Mercator (B) Cnues
(C) Archimedes (D) Aristotle
- Among the following Muslim leaders who was not associated with the Boycoti Movement, 1 905?
(A) Abdul Rasul (B) Hiakat Hussen
(C) Abdul Halim Gajnavi (D) Nawab Salimullah.
- After the Chaurichauria incident movement was withdrawn.
(A) Quit India (B) Civil Disobedience
(C) Peasams (D) None-Cooperation
- How many triangles are located in the adjoining figure?
(A) 10 (B) 8
(C) 9 (D) 11
- In Zoological garden, the number of elephants is more than tigers but less than wolves. The numer of wolves is just double in number to the foxes. The foxes
.are l/4th the number of deer while rabbits are highest in number, then what is the ratio of waives to deer?
(A) 1:2 (B) 1:8
(C) 8:1 (D) 2:1
- Match the following;
A. Draught (i) Sky
B. River (ii) Boulders
C. Mountain (iii) Flood
D. Cloud (iv) Famine
(A) A-i, B-ii, D-iv (B) A-iv, B-iii, C-ii, D-i
(C) A-iii, B-iv, C-ii, D-i (D) A-iii, B-iv, C-ii, D-i
- —— was known as ‘Masterda
(A) Lokenath Bal (B) Surya Sen
(C) Ganesh Ch. Ghosh (D) Ananta Singh.
- The Parliament of India consists of
(A) The President, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
(B) The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
(C) The Lok Sabha, Speaker and Prime Minister
(D) None of the above
- In the nineties
(A) Growth rate of the primary sector was highest
(B) Growth rate of the secondary sector was highest
(C) Growth rate of the tertiary sector was highest
(D) All th three sectors grew more or less at the same rate
- The Kalinga war is mentioned in the
(A) 13th Rock Edict (B) 12th Rock Edict
(C) Bhabru Rock Edict (D) 8th Rock Edict
- Who was not a ‘moderate’ among the foHowing?
(A) G. K. Gokhale (B) Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) Pheroz Shah Mehra (D) Bipin Ch. Pal
- A Plant cell shrinks when placed in
(B) A solution isotonic with the cell sap
(C) A hypertonic solution
(D) A hypotonic solution. .
- With an ordinary balance we measure
(A) Volume (B) Mass
(C) Weight (D) Density
- Fixation of nitrogen is meant
(A) Liquefaction of nitrogen
(B) Conversion of atmospheric nitrogen into useful compound
(C) Manufacture of nitrogen from air
(D) Conversion of nitrogen into nitric acid.
- The Kyoto Protocol deals with the problem of
(A) International Terrorism (B) proliferation of small Arms
(C) Child Labour (D) Global Warming.
- In the cabinet re-shuffle in September, 2001, Mr. Jagmohan was shifted from the Urban Development Ministry to :
(A) The Ministry of Tourism (B) The Railway Ministry
(C) The Ministry of Agriculture (D) The I & B Ministry.
- The Sultanate Coins Jital, Shasgaini and Tanka were made of
(A) Copper, Silver, Silver (B) Gold, Copper, Lead
(C) Silver,Gold, Copper (D) Silver, Gold, Silver.
- During which geological era, the last Ice Age was initisated?
(A) Pleistocene (B) Carboniferous
(C) Tertiary (D) Cambrian
- Which letter will replace the question mark?
E G J N S?
(A) X (B) W
(C) Z (D) Y
- The most important economic problem, India is currently facing is
(A) Inadequate supplies of infrastructural services
(B) Inadequate supplies of skilled manpower
(C) Inefficiency of Private sector firms
(D) None of the above
- ‘Grand Old Man of India’ was referred to
(A) Mahatma Gandhi (B) Madan Mohan Malavya
(C) Sitarain Keshan (D) Dadabhai Naoroji.
- How many times has a national emergency been declared so far by the President?
(A) Only once (B) Twice
(C) Thrice (D) Never
- The Goverment of India’s emissary of negotiating the ceasefire agreement with the NSCN (IM) on 14th June, 2001, was
(A) Mr. K. P. Singh (B) Mr. K. Badmanabhatah
(C) Mr. P.A.Sangma (D) Mr. Tarun Gogoi.
- Which one of the following is not an endocrine gland?
(A) Adrenal gland (cortex) (B) Pituitary gland
(C) Salivary gland (D) Thyroid gland
- The India-Bangladesh Agreement over the sharing of Ganga Water (Farakka- 11) was signed in
(A) 1995 (B) 1996
(C)1997 (D) 1998
- The founder of Nanda Dynasty was
(A) Kalasoka (B) Mahapadma
(C) Dhana Nanda (D) Nagadasaka
- Who said the fellowing lines, “Let us strike at the trunk of the withering tree and the branches will fall by themselves”?
(A) Baji Rao – 1 (B) Shivaji
(C) BalajrViswanatfa (D) Nana Phadnavis
- What as the chief source of political pownwin India?-’
(A) The people
(B) The Constitution
(C) The Parliament
(D) The Parliament and State Legislatures.
- Which one of the following is the largest irrigation project of India?
(A) Damodar Valley Project (B) Bhakra-Nangal Project
(C) Nagarjunsagar Project (D) Rihand Project.
- ‘Land Reforms’ refers to government’s efforts at
(A) abolishing ownership rights of non-cultivating landlords
(B) making the ownership rights of landlords more secure
(C) regulating land prices
(D) regulating land use
- Where in India are grapes grown on commercial scale?
(A) Parbati Valley (B) Tista Valley
(C) Andhra Plateau (D) Rarth Plain.
- Lop-Nor is located in
(A) Taklamakan desert (B) Tarim Basin
(C) Gobi dsert (D) Pamir Plateau
- ‘Which of the following Fundamental Rights was described by Dr.B. R. Ambedkar as the heart and soul of the Constitution?
(A) Right to property (B) Right to religion
(C) Right to constitutional remedies (D) All of the abve.
- Which is the largest animal ever to live on earth?
(A) Dinosaur (B) Whale
(C) Elephant (D) Anaconda
- Who of the following were the first rulers to mamke land grants to the Brahmanas?
(A) Shungas (B) Kanvas
(C) Satabahanas (D) Shakas and Kushanas.
- ‘Functional Theory of Resources” was propounded by
(A) Weber (B) Zimmerman
(C) Wagener (D) Harvey
- The Indus Valley Civilization belongs to the
(A) Neolithic Period (B) Paleolitihic period
(C) Mesolithic period (D) Chalcolithic period.
- A simple microscope was first invented by
(A) Robert Hook (B) Leuwenhocm
(C) Purkinje (D) Robert Brown
- The system of open competition through examination for entering civil services was introduced in
(A) 1813 (B) 1833
(C) 1853 (D) 1858
- The second Un-Earth Summit was held in
(A) London (B) New York
(C) Montreal (D) Kyoto
- Viswanathan Anand became the World Champion in Chess in January 2001, by defeating
(A) Gary Kasparov (B) V. Kramanik
(C) Alexi Shirov (D) P. Harikrishan
- The Kashipur Block, where people allegedly died of starvation is in the state of
(A) West Bengal (B) Bihar
(C) Orissa (D) Madhya Pradesh
- ‘The partition of India is the only solution’—said:
(A) Fazlul Haque (B) Muhammad lpbal
(C) Chowduri Rahamat Ali (D) Mahammad Ali Jinnah
- Choose the most reasonable pair of words to fill in the blanks:
is to sea as bank is to ——
(A) Coast, river (B) Bird, people
(C) Fish money (D) Sand pool
- In which of the following districts of West Bengal the decadal growth in population has been higher than the state’s decadal growth?
(A) Kolkata (B) Melda
(C) Purulia (D) Burdwan
- Normal leaves are called
(A) Seed leaves (B) Flora leaves
(C) Foliage leaves (D) Scale leaves
- ‘Balance of Payments Account’ of a country
(A) Records the country’s economic transactions with the rest of the wcfrld
(B) Shows the amount of loans taken by the country from foreign countries
(C) Shows the amount of loans given by the country to foreign countries
(D) None of the above
- Who amongst the following are the primitive inhabitants of New Zealand?
(A) Polynesians (B) Maoris
(C) Mongals (D) Eskimoes.
- On which river is Ujjain located?
(A) Sipra (B) Tapi
(C) Narmada (D) Sone
- It is seen that children of successful and well-to-do parents do not perform well in studies. Which one of the following alternatives is the reason behind it?
(A) Parents are unable to give enough time and attention to their … children
(B) For ample scope of enjoying electronic media for time passing
(C) For attending of snd on social parties
(D) For their good financial possition.
- Which of the following is a westward flowing river?
(A) Loire (B) Danube
(C) Volga (D) Vistula
- Find the position of hands on the 4th clock of the serie:
- In a party 10 members are present Each one shake hands with each other. The number of hand shakes is
(A) 40 (B) 90
(C) 20 (D) 45
- The present cereat production of India is around million tome (A) 160 (B) 180
(C) 200 (D) 220
- Which is the highest peak of the Rocky mountain?
(A) Mt. Logan (B) Mt. Elbert
(C) Mt. Sir James (D) Mt.Mt. Mc Kinley
- In which Union Terrtory is Kavarti located?
(A) Chandigarh (B) Andaman and Nicobar Island
(C) Lakshadeep (D) Daman.
- Which was the date of the ‘Direct Action’ of the Muslim League?
(A) August 12, 1946 (B) August 14, 1946
(C) August 15, 1946 (D) August 16, 1946.
- An insect starts crawling from the O. It goes 12 metres towards north-east and their 16 metres towards south-east. Then its distance from O is
(A) 20 m. (B) 28 m.
(C) 4 m. (D) None of the above
- The Gulf of Malacca lies between
(A) Java and Sumatra (B) Sumatra and Malaysia
(C) Kalimantan and Sulawesi (D) Singapore and Malaysia
- Find the missing numbers :
1, 4, 9, 25, 49, ?, ?, 361
(A) 169,289 (B)169, 225
(C) 144, 289 (D)144, 225
- The Durand Line determined the border between:
(A) India and China (B) India and Afghanistan
(C) India and Bhutan (D) India and Tibet
- “Do or Die” was the Slogan of the — movement.
(A) Non-Cooperation (B) Khilafat
(C) Civil Disobedience (D) Quit India,
- Where is the largest tiger reserve forest in India?
(A) West Bengal (B) Uttar Pradesh
(C) Andhra Pradesh (D) Rajastan
- India successfully launched the GSLV in (A) 1997 (B) 1999
(C) 2000 (D) 2001
- On 11 September, an aircraft directly hit the Pentagon that houses USA’s
(A) State Department (B) Department of Commerce
(C) Defence Department (D) The Department of Energy.
- India has no common border with
(A) Myannar (B) Afghanistan
(C) Bangladesh (D) PRC
- In 1908 an attempt was made on the life of Kingsford, the unpopular judge at Mazaffarpur by
(1) Khudiram Bose, (2) Prafulla Chaki, (3) Barindra Ghosh, (4) Satyen Bose.
(A) 1 (B) 1 and 2
(C) 3 and 4 (D) 1, 2 and 4
- Calicoes stood for Indian
(A) Indigo (B) Cotton
(C) Spices (D) Textile
- Who called the 1857 revolt “a planned war Of national independence”?
(A) Sir John Seeley (B) R. C. Majumbar
(C) V.D. Savarkar (D) Benjamin Disraeli
- The framers of the Constitution borrowed the concept of Directive Principles from
(A) The Constitution of the Irish-Republic
(B) The Government of India Act, 1935
(C) The Constitution of U S S R
(D) The Constitution of Switzerland
- Which is the first Bengali Newspaper in this country?
(A) Samachar Darpan (B) Sambad Koumbdi
(C) Sambad Prabhakar (D) Jugantar
- Grand Bank is located near
(A) Newfoundland (B) Novascotia
(C) U.K (D) Norway
- Which one of the following is the capital of Croatia?
(A) Zagreb (B) Belgrade
(C) Sarajevo (D) Skopje
- India’s industrial recession in the nineties started in the year (A) 1996-97 (B) 1996-96
(C) 1994-95 (D) 1998-99
- The President of India is elected by
(A) The people directly
(B) Rajya Sabha Members
(C) Members of both the Houses of Parliament
(D) Elected MLAs and MPs
- ‘Forward Bloc’ was founded by
(A) Chittaranjan Das (B) Motilal Nehru
(C) Subhash Chandra Bose (D) Bepin Bihan Ganguli
- “Servants of India Society” was founded by:
(A) B, G. Tilak (B) G. K. Gokhale
(C) Lala Lajpat Raj (D) Bepin pal
- A profit making industry becomes sick. The most important factor responsible for it among the following is
(i) Poor work culture of the country
(ii) Non-co-operation of a section of labour
(iii) Lack of proper planning of the managment
(iv) Want of skilled labour
(A) (iii) (B)(i)&(ii)
- Female-Mother-Children relationship is represented by which of the following Venn diagrams?
- The famous ‘Dandee March’ started in:
(A) March, 1930 (B) April, 1930
(C) May, 1931 (D) June, 1931.
- What will follow next in the following series?
- What is the most widely cultivated fruit in world?
(A) Banana (B) Apple
(C) Guava (D) Grapes
- Al reaction involving chemical decomposition
(A) Are reversible
(B) Are endothermic
(C) Are reversible and endothermic
(D) May be reversible or irreversible and exothermic or endothermic.
- Roots of a tree are
(A) Negatively geotropic (B) Positively geotropic
(C) Positively phototropic (D) Negatively hydrotropic.
- The Indian National Congress was founded during the Viceroyalty of
(A) Lord Lytton (B) Lord Ripon
(C) Lord Dufferin (D) Lord Lansdowne
- Car bomb explosions outside US embassies in Nairobi and Dar- es-Salam had occurred in :
(A) June 1996 (B) August 1998
(C) October 2000 (D) September 2001.
- Which one of the following states is not a member of ASEAN?
(A) Malayasia (B) People Republic of China
(C) Indonesia (D) Singapore
- Mejority of animal-viruses contain
(A) DNA (B) RNA
(C) RNA and DNA (D) None of DNA and
- In which part of human body, urea is produced?
(A) Kidneys (B) Liver
(C) Pancreas (D) Urinary bladder
- On which river Bangkok is located?
(A) Mekong (B) Chindwin
(C) Salween (D) Chao-Phraya
- Along which coast is phuket located?
(A) Gulf of Thailand (B) Bay of Bengai
(C) Andaman Sea (D) Gulf of Tongking
- The Prime-Minister of Great Britain during the First Round table Conference, 1930 was
(A) Baldwin (B) R. Amsay Mac Donald
(C) Neville Chamberlain (D) Winston Churchill
- One sales representative has to attend 6 areas—A, B, C, D, E and F in every week. He can cover only one area in a day and enjoy one off-day. His visit to areas are as follows:
He attains area C, F, D on Monday, Firday and Sunday respectively. He attains Area A on a day ahead of his visit of E. He visits B on the day following to C. His due date of visit on area E is not on the day following his visit to F.
Which is his off-day?
(A) Wednesday (B) Tuesday
(C) Thursday (D) Saturday
- How many different types of emergencies are envisaged by the Constitution?
(A) None (B) 2
(C) 3 (D) 4
- Chicago parliament of Relisgions was held in the year (A) 1880 (B) 1893
(C) 1890 (D) 1900
- The average annual growth rate of India’s population for 1990-99 was (A) 2.5% (B) 2.2%
(C)2.0% (D) 1.8%
- Green Revolution was most successful in the
(A) Sixties (B) Seventies
(C) Eighties (D) Nineties
- — was known as Sher-Panjab.
(A) Bhagat Singh (B) Ajit Singh
(C) Lala Lajpat Rai (D) Lala Hardayal.
- Who referred to the movement of 1857 as the first war of National Independence?
(A) Tilak (B) Savarkar
(C) Arabainda Ghosh (D) Ramesh Chandra Majumder.
- Which of the following area is famous for pearl fishing (A)Tuticorin (B) Kandala
(C) Kochi (D) Pondicherry
- Which of the following vitamin is most easily destroyed by heat and air?
(A) A (B) B
(C) C (D) D
- The Prime Minister is
(A) Elected by the Lok Sabha
(B) Elected by the two houses of the Parliament at a joint sitting
(C) Appointed by the President
(D) Elected by the Lok sabha and appointed by the President
- The Palitzer Prize (2000) was awarded to
(A) Mr. Rohinton Mistry (B) Mr. Amitava Ghose
(C) Ms. Jhumpa Lahiri (D) Ms. Tashlima Nasreen
- The world conference against Racism (September, 2001) was held in
(A) Durban (B) Manila
(C) Nairobi (D) Harare
- Refrigeration helps in food preservation by
(A) Killing bacteria and germs
(B) Greatly retarding the rates of biochemical reaction
(C) Providing a cover of ice over food
(D) Stopping enzyme action
- Some automobiles have additional yellow head lights. This is so because
(A) Yellow light consumes less power
(B) Yellow light does not produce dazzling effect in the eyes of the pedestrians
(C) Yellow light is able to penetrate fog, thus it is able to illuminate the road better in foggy nights
(D) The automobile looks more imposing with yellow head lights.
- An important port in the time of Satabahanas was
(A) Sopara (B) Taxila
(C) Mathura (D) Pataliputra
- The theory of the drain of wealth from India under the British was first formulated by
(A) Surendra Nath Banerjee (B) G. K. Gokhale
(C) Dadabhai Naoroji (D) R. C. Dutt
- Which of the following metals is the best conductor of heat and electricity?
(A) Sodium (B) Copper
(C) Silver (D) Potassium
- Who among the following persons was conferred the title of “The knight of the Legion of Honor” in Paris on 24 April, 2001?
(A) Mr. Salman Rushdie (B) Ms. Mira Nair
(C) Mr. Zubin Mehta (D) Mr. V. S. Naipaul
- Nandan Kunan was recently in the news because of
(A) The death of while tigers (B) Murder of the Stainses
(C) A major train accident (D) None of the above
- Abdur Razzaq visited the Kingdom of
(A) Muhammad-bin-Tughluq (B) Alauddin Khalji
(C) Shamsuddin lliyas Saha (D) Devaraya-II
- Krisnnadeva Ray a wrore his famous work Amukryamaiyada in
(A) Telugu. (B) Kannada
(C) Tamil (D) Malayalam
- With whom of the following did Shivaji sign the Treaty of Purandharin 1665
(A) Shaista Khan (B) Afzal Khan
(C) Jaisingh (D) Prince Muazzam
- Which of the following is an infectious bacterial disease?
(A) Conjunctivitis (B) Diptheria
(C) Influenza (D) Measles
- The Indian Tri-colotir was first hoisted in Germany in 1907 by
(A) Shyamaji Krishnavarma (B) Madam Bhikhaji Rustam Kama
(C) Savarkar (D) Madanlal Dhingra
- Rowlatt Act was introduced in
(A) 1918 (B) 1919
(C) 1920 (D) 1921
- A piece of paper is painted with colours yellow, white and green.The portion of colours are represented by triangle, rectangle and circle respectively as shown in the following figure. As a result of painting regions with different colour combinations are also shown. The region which is yellow only is
(A) Region 1 only (B) Regions 4 and 5 only
(C) Regions 1 and 7 only (D) Regions 4, 5 and 7
- Find the missing number:
(A) 38 (B) 36
(C) 40 (D) 34
- The Chattisgarh state was carved out of
(A) Maharashtra (B) Bihar
(C) UP (D) Madhya Pradesh
- What type of river is the Indus?
(A) Consequent (B) Subseqent
(C) Antecedent (D) Obsequent
- Which one of the following is an esturaine delta?
(A) Rhine delta (B) Mississippi delta
(C) Ganga delta (D) Volga delta
- Thrue numbers are in the ratio 2:3:7. If their L.C.M. is 714 then the greatest one is
(A) 85 (B) 119
(C) 136 (D) 153
- The daily wages of two workers are in ratio 3: 4.If one gets Rs.12 more than the other total wage earned by them per day is
(A) Rs. 80 (B) Rs.84
(C) Rs. 88 (D) Rs. 90
- If 10 men working 8 hrs. a day complete a work in 6 days, then 6 men working 5 hrs. a day would somplete the same work in
(A) 20 days (B) 16 days
(C) 14 days (D) 12 days
- The ratio of land and water on the globe is 1 : 2 But in the northern hemisphere it is 2 : 3 The ratio in the southern hemiphere is
(A) 4 : 11 (B) 3 : 2
(C) 4 : 3 (D) 2 : 11
- A man leaves 35% of his savings to each of his two sonsand the rest to his wife. The wife received Rs. 4332. His total savings are
(A) Rs. 16550 (B) Rs. 14440
(C) Rs 15440 (D) Rs. 15550
- An outlet pipe can empty a full cistern in 1 hour But due to a leakage at the botton, it is emptied in 45 mins. When the tap is closed ‘he leak can ecpty the full cistern in
(A) 2 hours (B) 2 hrs. 30 mins.
(C) 3 horus (D) 3 hrs. 15 mins
- A’s salary is 50% above that of B. B’ salary is lower than that of A by (A) 50% (B) 33 %
(C) 33 % (D) 44 %
- 125 fruits are distributed among 36 boys girls so that each boy gets 3 and each girl 4 fruits. The number of girls is
(A) 14 (B) 15
(C) 17 (D) 18
- A and B tood Joans from a bank at 10% simple interest. A settled the loan with interest after 5 years and B did it in 3 yars. If both of them paid equal amounts, the ration of their loans is
(A) 8 : 25 (B) 13 :15
(C) 8:13 (D) 12 : 13
- A man spent 10% of his money and then lost 30% of the remaider. He had still Rs. 1260 1ft. The amount of money he had at first is
(A)Rs. 2000 (B) Rs. 2100
(C) Rs 2200 (D) Rs. 2300
- The perimeter of a triangle whose sides are in the ratio is 30 cms.
The length of the smallst side is1cms
(A) 7 cms. (B) 7.5 cms
(C) 1 cms (D) 1.5cms
- 5 years before the age of father was 8 times that of the son and 5 years after it wil be 3 will be 3 tims that of son. The present age of father is
(A) 33 years (B) 37 years
(C) 42 years (D) 45 years
- A man spends in 4 minths as much as he can earn in the months. He saves Rs. 10860.00 in a year. His monthly income is
(A) Rs. 3680 (B) Rs. 3650
(C) Rs. 3620 (D) Rs. 3600
- The ratio of two number is 3 : 5 and their G.C.M. is 8. The L. C.M. of the numbers is are
(A) Rs. 96 (B) 120
(C) 180 (D) 240
- The sum of 7 consecutive integers is 182, the geatest of which is (A) 32 (B) 31
(C) 30 (D) 29
- The length of a rectangular field is increased by 20% and the breadth is decreased by 20%. The percentage change in area.of the field is
(A) Nil (B) 4% increase
(C) 5% decrease (D) 4% decrease
- The average age of four boys A, B, C and is 5 years and the average age of A,
B, D, E is 6 years C is 8 years old. Then the age of E is
(A) 12 years (B) 13 years
(C) 14 years (D) 15 years
- The oranges are purchased at the rate of 12 for 10 rupees and sold at the rate of 8 for 10 rupees. The percentage of profit is
(A) 50 (B) 40
(C) 25 (D) 20
- A number is divided 65 and the remainder is 43. If it is divided by 13 remainder will be
(A) 2 (B) 4
(C) 6 (D) 3
- The breadth of a room is 2 m. less then its length. The area of the room is 48 sq. m.The perimeter of the room is
(A) 24 m. (B) 28m
(C) 32 m (D) 14m