HPAS 2019  – Prelims GS Question Paper with Official Answers

HPAS 2019  – Prelims GS Question Paper with Official Answers [ 1-25 Questions ]

1. Physiographically Palampur, Dharamshala, and Jogindernagar in Himachal Pradesh are situated in which in of the following zone?
(A) Humid Sub-Tropical
(B) Sub-Temperate
(C) Sub-Humid Tropical
(D) Wet Sub-Temperate
Official Answer: Wet Sub-Temperate

2. Which of the following was not a princely state or Thakurai which was clubbed to form the Mahasu district in 1948?
(A) Koti
(B) Darkoti
(C) Ghund
(D) Ani
Official Answer: Ani

3. ‘Zahor’ is the Tibetan name of which of the following district of Himachal Pradesh?
(A) Kinnaur
(B) Mandi
(C) Lahaul-Spiti
(D) Kullu
Official Answer: Mandi

4. Which snow-clad peak of Himachal Pradesh is shaped somewhat like Matterhorn in Switzerland?
(A) Gyephang
(B) Reo-Purgyil
(C) Jorkandern
(D) Manirang
Official Answer: Gyephang

5. Which of the following combination is not correct?
(A) Pangwal – Doghri
(B) Kinner or Kinnaura – Janekang
(C) Gaddi – Batta-Satta
(D) Swangla – Jhanjrara
Official Answer: Swangla – Jhanjrara



6. Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List-I List-II
(i) Kayang (A) Sirmaur
(ii) Jhanjar (B) Una
(iii) Keekli and Bangra (C) Chamba
(iv) Jhoori (D) Lahaul
(E) Kinnaur
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv)
(A) E A D C
(B) E C B A
(C) D C B A
(D) A C B D
Official Answer: E C B A

7. Lohri has been declared as a state-level festival and the First Lohri festival was celebrated on 13th January 2010 at which of the following place?
(A) Santokhgarh
(B) Pragpur
(C) Nalagarh
(D) Paonta Sahib
Official Answer: Pragpur

8. Which of the following temple is believed to be constructed by two merchants ‘Ahuka’ and ‘Manyuka’?
(A) Baijnath
(B) Chintpurni
(C) Lakshmi Narayan Temple Chamba
(D) Masroor
Official Answer: Baijnath

9. The largest collection of Kangyur and Tangyur is placed in the library of which of the following Gompa?
(A) Gemur Gompa
(B) Kardang Gompa
(C) Tayul Gompa
(D) Sashur Gompa
Official Answer: Kardang Gompa

10. Which of the following statement is not correct?
(A) The Arki School of painting was founded by Raja Jagat Singh
(B) The Basholi School of painting came into prominence from the time of Raja Kripal Pal
(C) The Kangra painting have got a Geographical Indicator (GI)
(D) Chamba was one of the principal centre of Pahari miniature paintings
Official Answer: The Arki School of painting was founded by Raja Jagat Singh



11. In which of the following valley, Himachal Pradesh Language, Art and Culture Academy founded 600 years old manuscript that deals with the Ayurvedic System of Medicine?
(A) Sangla Valley
(B) Kullu Valley
(C) Balh Valley
(D) Spiti Valley
Official Answer: Spiti Valley

12. Which of the following combination is not correct?
(A) Fatehpur Fort: Bandla Dhar
(B) Tiun Fort: Tiun Dhar
(C) Devi Badoli Temple: Jhanjiar Dhar
(D) Dagoga Malhot: Kot Dhar
Official Answer: Fatehpur Fort: Bandla Dhar

13. The only coin special to Chamba, five of which makes an ‘anna’ is the –
(A) Dhela
(B) Pi
(C) Chakli
(D) Ratti
Official Answer: Chakli

14. Who amongst the following was first to examine the archaeological remains in Chamba and Bharmaur?
(A) Colonel Reid
(B) Mr. Vigne
(C) General Cunningham
(D) Sir Henry Davies
Official Answer: General Cunningham

15. What is the script of the earliest rock inscription found at Pathiar and Kanihara?
(A) Brahmi
(B) Kharoshti
(C) Pali
(D) Sharda
Official Answer: Brahmi



16. What is the name of an opera festival which is annually held by the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) at Mcleodganj and was an annual feature in Lhasa prior to 1959?
(A) Losar
(B) Shoton/Shotou
(C) Thanka
(D) Dajyur
Official Answer: Shoton/Shotou

17. Which of the following valley is without exception the most rugged glen of Kinnaur district?
(A) Tidong Valley
(B) Baspa Valley
(C) Bhabha Valley
(D) Lippa Valley
Official Answer: Tidong Valley

18. ‘Jeyeshthang’ and ‘Kanishthang’ are the names given to which of the following?
(A) Local Deities of Kinnaur district
(B) Valleys of Lahaul-Spiti
(C) Upper House and Lower House of village khap of Malana
(D) Mountains peaks in Sangla Valley
Official Answer: Upper House and Lower House of village khap of Malana

19. Which of the following country was relegated to the second position by Lahaul-Spiti by achieving the highest per hectare production of potato?
(A) Belgium
(B) Spain
(C) Netherlands
(D) France
Official Answer: Netherlands

20. The first mention of which of the following place came in 1817 from the diary of the Scottish officer brothers?
(A) Dharamshala
(B) Shimla
(C) Kasauli
(D) Subathu
Official Answer: Shimla



21. Climate change vulnerability assessment is being undertaken for which of the following river basin, covering 9258 villages of four districts with more than 1200 panchayats?
(A) Ravi
(B) Satluj
(C) Beas
(D) Chenab
Official Answer: Beas

22. What is the name of the web-based software implemented by the Department of Transport of Himachal Pradesh for issuing a Driving License?
(A) Vahan
(B) Sarathi
(C) Sathi
(D) Sahyogi
Official Answer: Sarathi

23. Name the Superintendent of Botanical Garden who set up ‘Delhi Tea Estate’ in 1852?
(A) Major Straut
(B) Dr. Jameson
(C) Alexander Couts
(D) Samuel Stokes
Official Answer: Dr. Jameson

24. After intensive research and success of the project which district of H.P. is likely to emerge as a pistachios bowl of the State?
(A) Lahaul-Spiti
(B) Una
(C) Kangra
(D) Kinnaur
Official Answer: Kinnaur

25. Where is the first ‘Emu’ breeding farm of H.P. set up by the multi-level marketing company ‘Easy Way With’?
(A) Gandwal in Una
(B) Jeori in Shimla
(C) Paonta Sahib in Sirmaur
(D) Jwali in Kangra
Official Answer: Gandwal in Una



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