HP Subordinate Allied Services Exam 2019 Question Paper

 

HP Subordinate Allied Services July 2019 Test Series – 11 Full Length Tests

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge Test Series[40 Full Length Tests]

Held on 07-04-2019 

[Official Answer Key]

Series-A 

1. During the British Raj ‘The Himalayan Advertisers’ and ‘The Shimla Advertisers’ in Shimla were the local :

  1. Advertising Agencies
  2. Newspapers
  3. Tourist Lodges
  4. British Govt. Offices

2. Who conceived the idea of construction of Viceregal Lodge at Shimla?

  1. Lord Lytton
  2. Lord Northbrook
  3. Lord Dufferin
  4. Lord Curzon

3. Who authored the book ‘Himachal Pradesh, Area and Language’?

  1. T.S. Negi
  2. Y.S. Parmar
  3. Dev Raj Sharma
  4. O. C. Sood

4. Which industrial area of the state is the first to use green fuel?

  1. Kala Amb
  2. Tahliwal
  3. Baddi Barotiwala
  4. Paonta Sahib

5. What was the total area of H.P. under tea Production in 2016-17?

  1. 2310 Hectare
  2. 1840 Hectare
  3. 3000 Hectare
  4. 9110 Hectare

6. Which of the following combinations is correct in terms of Government?

  1. Jeori, Sarol, Tal and Karachham
  2. Nagwain, Jarol, Beri and Sarahan
  3. Majra, Kandwari, Bajaura and Udaipur
  4. Patlikuhal, Nihari, Jwali and Tikker

7. With the objective to preserve the Spiti breed of horses, Govt. of H.P. has established horse breeding farm at?

  1. Nako in Kinnaur
  2. Kaza in Lahaul & Spiti
  3. Lari in Hahaul & Spiti
  4. Chitkul in Kinnaur

8. What is the funding pattern of ‘Rashtriya Uchchtar Siksha Abhiyan’ which has been implemented in the State?

  1. 90% Centre Govt. and 10% State Govt.
  2. 85% Centre Govt. and 15 % State Govt
  3. 75% Centre Govt. and 25% State Govt.
  4. 65 % Centre Govt. and 35 % State Govt.

9. What was the total approved Plan outlay for ‘Transport’ in the State during the year 2017-18?

  1. 66 Crore
  2. 1073 crore
  3. 682 crore
  4. 16 crore

10. To protect fruit crops especially apple from hailstorms what percentage of subsidy on Anti Hail Nets was provided by the State Government during the year 2017-18

  1. 50%
  2. 65%
  3. 70%
  4. 80%

HP Subordinate Allied Services July 2019 Test Series – 11 Full Length Tests

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge Test Series[40 Full Length Tests]

11. What is an area of forest cover in H.P. and it accounts for what percent of total geographical area of the State?

  1. 37033 sq. km. & 66.52%
  2. 35955 sq. km. && 64.58%
  3. 32400 sq. km. % 58.20%
  4. 36980 sq. km. & 66.42%

12. The famous Rohtang Pass which divides Lahaul Spiti and Kullu Districts was once known as?

  1. Nandan Shring
  2. Himadri Tung
  3. Bhrigu Tung
  4. Rishi Parvat

13. What is the percentage ofsmoke-freee compliance of H.P. as per the joint report of the community medicine department of IGMC and population Research Centre of H.P. University?

  1. 92.16
  2. 89.28
  3. 85.42
  4. 97.83

14. Which Pass lies at the head of the Baspa valley?

  1. Jalori Pass
  2. Chung Shakhago Pass
  3. Drati Pass
  4. Burua Pass

15. Which of the following rivers is called as ‘River of Sorrows’ by the local people because of its recurring colossal damage to agriculture land ?

  1. Tirthan
  2. Swan
  3. Bhaga
  4. Parvati

16. Which of the following banks was merged with the H.P. State Cooperative Bank Ltd. In the year 1955?

  1. The Kangra Central Cooperative Bank
  2. Mahasu Central Cooperative
  3. Joint Stock Bank i.e. Bank of Sirmaur
  4. The Chamba Central Cooperative Bank

17. The wildlife experts who were the main force behind the setting up of Himachal’s first ‘Bird Ringing Station’ at Salropa:

  1. Donald Macleod and Col. Napier
  2. Henry Hardinge and Hugh Gough
  3. William Finch and Thomas Coryat
  4. Francis Bunar and T.H. Walker

18. Which of the following lakes is not situated in Chamba district?

  1. Ghadhasaru
  2. Sorang (This lake is in District Kinnaur)
  3. Mahakali
  4. Manimahesh

19. Which of the following is not related to Kinnaur?

  1. Maon
  2. Khunu
  3. Kham
  4. Kurpa

20. The Bhutti Weavers Cooperative Society ( Bhuttico) was formed at Shamshi in which year?

  1. 1950
  2. 1947
  3. 1948
  4. 1944

HP Subordinate Allied Services July 2019 Test Series – 11 Full Length Tests

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge Test Series[40 Full Length Tests]

21. According to the 2011 census, the density of population per sq. km. in H.P. State was:

  1. 109 persons
  2. 150 persons
  3. 123 persons
  4. 382 persons

22. In which part of the state the Language, Art and Culture Academy of H.P. found a 600 yars old manuscript which deals with Ayurvedic System of Medicine?

  1. Kangra Valley
  2. Kiara-dun Valley
  3. Kullu valley
  4. Spiti valley

23. The first historical mention of Trigarta was found in the writings of which Sanskriti scholar?

  1. Vishakha Dutta
  2. Kalidas
  3. Varahmihir
  4. Panini

24. Bichitra Natak’ is one of the major sources of information about the battle of Nadaun which is considered to be the autobiography of :

  1. Raja Bhim Chand of Kehlur
  2. Raja Dayal of Bijarawal
  3. Guru Teg Bahadur
  4. Guru Govind Singh

 

25. What title was conferred on to Raja Kehri Singh of Bushahr by Aurangzeb?

  1. Maharaja
  2. Chhatrapati Raja
  3. Badshah
  4. Sultaan of Hills

26. In 1804 A.D. the rulers of Bilaspur, Mandi, Chamba and other small rulers of Kangra jointly invited whom to invade Kangra (Sansar Chand)?

  1. Sikhs
  2. Gurkhas
  3. British
  4. Mughal

27. The famous ‘Rang Mahal’ Palalce of Bilaspur, now submerged into Govind Sangar, was built by the ruler of Kehlur:

  1. Raja Mahan Chand
  2. Raja Bijai Chand
  3. Raja Bir Chand
  4. Raja Anand Chand

28. The earliest rock inscriptions in Brahmi script at pathiar and Kanihara is in the district of :

  1. Hamirpur
  2. Kangra
  3. Kullu
  4. Una

29. Who was the first to draw attention to the history of royal families of Jalandhara and Trigarta in detail?

  1. Hiuen Tsang
  2. Alberuni
  3. Panini
  4. Cunningham

30. Who amongst the following rulers of Chamba received the distinction of ‘Knighthood’ on 1stJanuary, 1906?

  1. Ram Singh
  2. Gopal Singh
  3. Bhuri Singh
  4. Sahil Verman

HP Subordinate Allied Services July 2019 Test Series – 11 Full Length Tests

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge Test Series[40 Full Length Tests]

31. In which valley of Kinnaur district ‘Saffron’ and cumin’ are produced?

  1. Bhaba Valley
  2. Hangrang Valley
  3. Lippa Valley
  4. Sangla Valley

32. Which of the following products of H.P. has been registered under the Geographical Indications (GI) of Goods Act, 1999?

  1. Kinnauri Shawl, Chamba Rumal
  2. Pahari Rajmah, Apricot, Apple
  3. Chamba Chappal, Kullu Cap
  4. Bushahri Cap, Sirmauri Loe

33. Where is the ‘silk flature’ Functioning in Kangra district?

  1. Bodh in Nurpur
  2. Bir in Baijnath
  3. Panchrukhi in Palampur
  4. Shahpur

34. Which of the following is not the breed of poultry, introduced to improve the economy of the Kangra District?

  1. Rombullet
  2. Leghorns
  3. Rhode Island Red
  4. Plymouth Rock

35. According to he Hiuen Tsang, which of the following was the distinct state during 7th Century A.D. where about 20 Buddhist ‘Sanghmas’ with 1000 priests, mostly studied the ‘Mahayana’?

  1. Trigarta
  2. Kuluta
  3. Jalandhara
  4. Magadha

36. Who called Lahaul ‘a Valley of Glaciers’?

  1. Andrew Wilson
  2. Lady Elashainghday
  3. Walker and Pascoe
  4. Cunningham

37. Who is known as a pioneer of fruit growing in Kullu area who set up an apple orchard in the year 1870 A.D.?

  1. Col. C. R. Johnson
  2. W. H. Donald
  3. Capt. A.T. Banon
  4. R.C. Lee

38. Who introduced potato and other vegetables at Keylong in 1857?

  1. Algerian Tourists
  2. British Travellers
  3. Moravian missionaries
  4. Italian Scientists

39. As per the study made by geologists the present area of which district, some 1200-1500 million years ago was a part of the sea called ‘Tethys’?

  1. Kinnaur
  2. Una
  3. Bilaspur
  4. Shimla

40. Name of which of the district has been derived form its town which was once a small village inhabited by the charcoal manufacturers?

  1. Kangra
  2. Shimla
  3. Mandi
  4. Solan

HP Subordinate Allied Services July 2019 Test Series – 11 Full Length Tests

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge Test Series[40 Full Length Tests]

41. Which of the following dynasties was supposed to be founded by ‘Pradyuman’ the son fo Lord Krishna?

  1. Trigarta
  2. Kuluta
  3. Bushahr
  4. Sirmaur

42. The ‘Tax-Free’ trade between the Kinnauras and Tibetans continued till which year?

  1. 1971
  2. 1948
  3. 1962
  4. 1959

43. Which sector was accorded the highest priority in terms of financial allocation during 2017-18 plan outlay of H.P.?

  1. Agriculture and allied services
  2. Energy
  3. Transport
  4. Social Services

44. In the year 2017-18 the Steel Authority of India Ltd. Has entrusted SAIL yard to H.P. at which place to supply the quality steel to Govt?

  1. Bilaspur
  2. Kala Amb in Sirmaur
  3. Bhattakufar at Shimla
  4. Nalagarh in Solan

45. The river Satluj divides which of the following mountain range at Shipki?

  1. Zanskar
  2. Pir Panjal
  3. Dhauladhar
  4. Shivalik

46. Chandragomin who referred the ‘Audumbaras’ as a section of ‘Shalvas’ in his book ‘Vritti’ was a :

  1. Buddhist scholar
  2. Jain Scholar
  3. Sanskrit scholar
  4. Persian Scholar

47. Who founded the town of Bharmaur and made it the capital of the state?

  1. Meru Verman
  2. Adi Verman
  3. Sahil Verman
  4. Lalit Verman

48. The two states in the Shimla Hills founded by the son and grandson of Jaspal, the ruler of Kutlehr state were?

  1. Baghal and dhami
  2. Madhan and Darkoti
  3. Bhajji and Koti
  4. Theog and Balson

49. A major part of Kangra district has been found suitable for the rearing of the following silkworm races?

  1. Univoltine
  2. Biovoltine
  3. Multivoltine
  4. Semivoltine

50. In july 1910, A.H. Franke arrived which of the following villages of H.P. where the language he found was ‘entirely Tibetan’?

  1. Udaipur
  2. Keylong
  3. Pooh
  4. Kalpa

HP Subordinate Allied Services July 2019 Test Series – 11 Full Length Tests

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge Test Series[40 Full Length Tests]

51. On 7th October, 2014 at Dhalpur maidan in Kullu how many women danced together ‘Kulluvi Nati, on the tune of Dhol, nagara and Shehnai to celebrate this as ‘Beti Bachao’ ?

  1. 8900
  2. 7860
  3. 8760
  4. 9000

52. Who became the youngest woman of H.P. to scale the Mount Everest in 1993?

  1. Deepu Sharma
  2. Dicky Dolma
  3. Rakha Devi
  4. Rama Devi

53. Which valley of Lahaul and Spitit is called as ‘ Orchards and Granary’ of the district?

  1. Chandra Valley
  2. Bhaga Valley
  3. Gara Valley
  4. Pattan Valley

54. Which district of H.P. has the largest number of ‘large, medium and small scale industrial units’?

  1. Solan
  2. Sirmaur
  3. Una
  4. Kangra

55. The ‘Nirmand copper Plate’ and important historical document of H.P. issued by Maharaja Samudrasena belongs to which century?

  1. 7th Century B.C.
  2. 3rd Century B.C.
  3. 7th Century A.D.
  4. 5th Century A.D.

56. ‘Tichig Miching’, ‘Chhetpa’ and ‘ Ti Darang Shishe’ are various kinds of the following in Kinnaur district?

  1. Appreciation/Reward
  2. Punishment
  3. Festival
  4. Attire/Dress

57. Who has written the book ‘Curture Heritage of the Himalayas’?

  1. H.K. Mitto
  2. V.C. Ohri
  3. G.D. Khosla
  4. K.L. Vaidya

58. The major irrigation project of H.P. Shahnagar Project is providing irrigation facility to :

  1. 11,780 hct.
  2. 13,435 hct.
  3. 15,287 hct.
  4. 20,000 hct.

59. The first industrial unit in Sirmaur at Nahan the ‘Nahan Foundry Ltd.’ Was set up in 1875 A.D. by :

  1. Raja Surender Prakash
  2. Raja Shamsher Prakash
  3. Raja Amar Prakash
  4. Raja Rajinder Prakash

60. The annual rainfall of which zone of H.P. varies from 1500 mm to 1800 mm?

  1. Outer Himalayas
  2. Inner Himalayas
  3. Greater Himalayas
  4. Higher Himalayas

HP Subordinate Allied Services July 2019 Test Series – 11 Full Length Tests

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge Test Series[40 Full Length Tests]

61. How many medals India won in 18th Asian Games in Jakarta & Palemboang (Indonesia) ?

  1. 69
  2. 63
  3. 62
  4. 65

62. Who became the first Indian woman to win Asian Games gold medal in Shooting during 18th Asian Games?

  1. Dutee Chand
  2. Saritaben
  3. Rahi Sarnobat
  4. Swapna Barman

63. Among the following who has been appointed as Director General of Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi?

  1. T.C.A. Raghvan
  2. Navtaj Sarna
  3. S.D. Muni
  4. Amitabh Mattu

64. In 2018, who has not been awarded UN Prize in the field of Human Rights?

  1. Rebeca Gyumi
  2. Asma Jahangir
  3. Joenia Wapichava
  4. Paul Romer

65. Which joint military exercise was recently conducted between Pakistan and Russia?

  1. Iron Mgic
  2. Ind-indo Corpat
  3. Druzhba-3
  4. Jinnex 2018

66. Who is appointed as Chairman of Union Public Service Commission?

  1. Riva Ganguly Das
  2. Arvind Saxena
  3. Harsh Vardhan
  4. Vijay verma

67. How many foreigners have been given Padma Award is 2018 ?

  1. 16
  2. 12
  3. 08
  4. None of these

68. In which of the following fields is Nobel Prize not given?

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Economics
  4. Music

69. In which year was first Bharat Ratna Award given in India?

  1. 1947
  2. 1952
  3. 1954
  4. 1962

70. Who has been given Jnanpith Award, 2018 ?

  1. Amitav Ghosh
  2. Krishna Sobti
  3. Shankha Ghosh
  4. Raghuveer Chandhari

HP Subordinate Allied Services July 2019 Test Series – 11 Full Length Tests

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge Test Series[40 Full Length Tests]

71. Which institution gives Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International understanding?

  1. University Grants Commission
  2. Indian Council for Cultural Relations
  3. Ministry of External Affairs
  4. Indian Council for World Affairs

72. Military exercise- ‘Exercise Indra 2018’ – has been conducted by India with which country ?

  1. Russia
  2. USA
  3. Japan
  4. Australia

73. In 2018, which of the following has been awarded Nobel Prize in Physics?

  1. Gerard Mourou
  2. Arthur Ashkin
  3. Donna Strikland
  4. All of these

74. In which city of India International Gita Festival was held form 7-23 December 2018 ?

  1. Ujjain
  2. Prayagraj
  3. Kurukshetra
  4. Ayodhya

75. Which date has been declared as World’s Tolerance Day by the UNESCO?

  1. 16 November
  2. 8 March
  3. 2 October
  4. 20 May

76. Which regional economic organization has been revamped as USMCA?

  1. NAFTA
  2. BIMSTEC
  3. ASEAN
  4. SAARC

77. Which book won Man Booker Prize, 2018 ?

  1. Milkman
  2. Beeg Ani Beegath
  3. The Mass Room
  4. The Long Take

78. Who is the Prime Minister of Bhutan ?

  1. Lotay Tshering
  2. Lhengye Zhugtshog
  3. Ugyen Dorji
  4. Jigme Palden Dorji

79. Which state Pavilion got the best state pavilion award in India International Trade Fair, 2018 ?

  1. Haryana
  2. Uttrakhand
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Rajasthan

80. Prior to President Rule in Jammu & Kashmir this is called Governor Rule for 6 months, under which Article of J&K constitution?

  1. Article 92
  2. Article 356
  3. Article 142
  4. Article 72

HP Subordinate Allied Services July 2019 Test Series – 11 Full Length Tests

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge Test Series[40 Full Length Tests]

81. Which India Born woman joined as first woman Chief Economist of IMF?

  1. Jayati Ghosh
  2. Gita Gopinath
  3. Utsa Patnaik
  4. Shikha Sharma

82. Which building/ monument has been declared as of National Importance by ASI in 2018?

  1. High Court Building, Nagpur
  2. Haveli of Agha Khan, Agra
  3. Vishnu Temple, Kotali
  4. All of the above

83. Which is the new Act passed by the USA in 2019 to increase the letter’s security interests in Indo-Pacific region?

  1. Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA)
  2. Asia Resurgence Initiative Act (ARIA)
  3. Asia Resurgence Instrumentation Act (ARIA)
  4. Asia Reassurance Introduction act (ARIA)

84. Who is appointed as Chief Information Commission (CIC) OF India?

  1. Yashwardhan Sinha
  2. Vanaja N. Sawa
  3. Sudhir Bhargava
  4. Neeraj Kumar Gupta

85. Which two countries have officially withdrew from UUNESCO?

  1. USA & ISRAEL
  2. Pakistan & USA
  3. China & Japan
  4. USA & Singapore

86. With the latest amendment in Representation of People Act, an NRI can vote in which way?

  1. In person
  2. By post
  3. Through a Proxy
  4. All of these

87. In which country 4th Conference of BIMSTEC was held?

  1. Thailand
  2. India
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Nepal

88. Which are the Five States who have recently signed the Caspian Sea Legal Treaty?

  1. Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan
  2. Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Russia Turkmenistan
  3. Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Turkmenistan
  4. Turkey, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan

89. Which unconventional hydrocarbons are allowed to be explored and exploited under the new policy of the government?

  1. Shale oil
  2. Shale gas
  3. Coal Bed Methane
  4. All of these

90. Who is considered to be the initiator of Naxalite movement in Naxalbari area in West Bangal?

  1. Charu Majumdar
  2. Jangal Santhal
  3. Kanu Sanyal
  4. All of these

HP Subordinate Allied Services July 2019 Test Series – 11 Full Length Tests

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge Test Series[40 Full Length Tests]

91. In the conservation of environment what REOD stands for?

  1. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
  2. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Decline
  3. Reducing Emissions from Degradation and Delta
  4. Rescuing Environment from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

92. What is ‘Petcoke’?

  1. It is a fine quality of coal
  2. It is a solid carbon-rich material derived from oil refining
  3. It is an oil product used as air-fuel
  4. It is an industrial solvent

93. Which is the joint military combat exercise between India and US army held in 2018?

  1. Yudh Abhyas
  2. Exercise Silver, 2018
  3. Nomadic Elephant, 2018
  4. Exercise Aviardra, 2018

94. Which existing National Park has been divided into two divisions?

  1. Jim Corbett National Park
  2. Ranthambore National Park
  3. Kaziranga National Park
  4. Kanha Tiger Reserve

95. Recently Madhya Pradesh Government has revived the plan to reintroduce Cheetahs in which Sanctuary?

  1. Kuno
  2. Karera
  3. Bori
  4. Nauradehi

96. Recently Nagaland Government has declared which wildlife sanctuary as Elephant- Reserve?

  1. Singphan
  2. Puliebadze
  3. Intanki
  4. Fakim

97. Government of India has recently established Wildlife Genetic Resource Bank (NWGRB) in which city?

  1. Hyderabad
  2. Shilling
  3. New Delhi
  4. Guwahati

98. MHRD’S national initiative IMPRINT stand for what?

  1. Impacting Research, Innovation and Technology
  2. Improvement in Research, Innovation and Technology
  3. Impression of Research, Innovation and Technology
  4. Impacting Renewal of Innovation and Technology

99. When did Swami Vivekananda Address the Parliament of the World Religions in Chicago?

  1. 1892
  2. 1891
  3. 1893
  4. 1894

100. Australia’s which current document is going to determine its future relations with India?

  1. Australia-India: New Horizon
  2. An Indian Economic Strategy to 2035
  3. Australia – India : New Approach
  4. None of these

HP Subordinate Allied Services July 2019 Test Series – 11 Full Length Tests

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge Test Series[40 Full Length Tests]

101. First session of Constituent Assembly was held on which date?

  1. 9th December, 1946
  2. 15th August, 1947
  3. 26th 1949
  4. 26th January, 1946

102. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution can the Speaker allow any member of the House to speak in his/her mother tongue?

  1. Article 110
  2. Article 122
  3. Article 120 (1)
  4. Article 126

103. Match the following :

  1. 24th Amendment – 1971
  2. 31st Amendment — 1973
  3. 42nd Amendment – 1976
  4. 52nd Amendment – 1985

Choose the correct answer :

  1. All pairs are wrong
  2. Only 2 and 3 are correctly paired
  3. All are correctly paired
  4. Only 2 and 4 are correctly

104. Power of Judicial Review in India is enjoyed by whom?

  1. By the Supreme Court alone
  2. By all the courts
  3. By the Supreme Court and High Courts
  4. By none of the courts

105. Article 1 of the Constitution describes India as:

  1. A Union of States
  2. A Quasi-Federal State
  3. A Federation
  4. A Confederation

106. Who was the First Muslim President of Indian National Congress?

  1. Abul Kalam Azad
  2. Zakir Hussain
  3. Maulana Muhammed Ali
  4. Badruddin Tyabji

107. How many members were there in the Constituent Assembly of India?

  1. 689
  2. 389
  3. 580
  4. None of these

108. By which amendment ‘education’ was made a subject in the Concurrent List?

  1. 24th Amendment
  2. 44th Amendment
  3. 25th Amendment
  4. 42nd Amendment

109. New All India Services under Article 312 can be created by whom?

  1. Lok Sabha
  2. Rajya Sabha
  3. Parliament
  4. Prime Minister

110. No tax can be levied or collected without the permission of :

  1. Lok Sabha
  2. Council of Ministers
  3. President
  4. Parliament

111. Governor in theState holds the office during the pleasure of :

  1. Parliament
  2. President
  3. Prime minister
  4. Council of Ministers

112. Judges of High Court can be appointed in consultation with:

  1. Governor of State concerned
  2. Council of Ministers of the State
  3. State legislative Assembly
  4. None of these

113. By which Article of the Constitution State Legislative Council can be created or abolished?

  1. Article 168
  2. Article 170
  3. Article 169
  4. Article 171

114. How many members of State Legislative Council can be nominated by the Governor?

  1. ½
  2. ¼
  3. 1/3
  4. 1/6

115. Who has been given the power to fix the number of judges of Supreme Court?

  1. President
  2. Parliament
  3. Chief Justice of India
  4. Council of Ministers

116. Under which Article of the Constitution can a judge of High Court be transferred?

  1. Article 220
  2. Article 221
  3. Article 222
  4. Article 223

117. The idea of Directive Principles of State Policy has been borrowed from the Constitution of which country?

  1. Britain
  2. Ireland
  3. U.S.A
  4. France

118. Communist Party of India (Marxist) was founded in which year?

  1. 1930
  2. 1925
  3. 1950
  4. 1964

119. To be recognized as National Party in India, a party must have secured in the previous election at least:

  1. 10 percent of valid votes in four or more states
  2. 4 percent of valid votes in four or more states
  3. 15 percent of valid votes in two states
  4. None of these above

120. Which Article of Indian Constitution provides the right to form a political party ?

  1. Article 132
  2. Article 111
  3. Article 32
  4. None of these

121. Where do plants store resins and gums?

  1. Old phloem
  2. Old xylem
  3. Chloroplast
  4. Etioplasts

122. What is the major driving force for movement of water in the xylem during the day?

  1. Root pressure
  2. Transpiration
  3. Photosynthesis
  4. Guttation

123. What do Gastric glands secrete?

  1. HCI only
  2. HCI and pepsin only
  3. HCI, pepsin, and mucus
  4. HCI, amylase, and mucus

124. In human beings, where does peristaltic movement occur?

  1. All along the gut
  2. In the heart
  3. In the lungs
  4. In the Kidneys

125. Which of the following processes does not involve a chemical reaction?

  1. Digestion
  2. Respiration
  3. Melting of candle wax on heating
  4. Excretion

126. What happens when oils and fats are oxidized?

  1. They become rancid and their taste changes
  2. They become sweet
  3. They turn black
  4. Oils become solids and fats remain liquid

127. What product is formed upon the burning of magnesium ribbon?

  1. Magnesium hydroxide
  2. Magnesium dioxide
  3. Magnesium oxide
  4. Manganese oxide

128. What is the relationship between the radius of curvature and fthe ocal length of the spherical mirrors of small apertures?

  1. R = f
  2. R= 2f
  3. R= 0.5f
  4. R= 3 f

129. The image formed by a concave mirror is real, inverted and of the same size as that of an object. The position of the object is:

  1. At F
  2. Between C and F
  3. At C
  4. Beyond C

130. What will happen to a ray after passing through the principal focus of a concave mirror?

  1. It emerges parallel to the principal axis
  2. It turns back along the same path it passes through the principal axis
  3. It passes through the principal axis
  4. It gets reflected obliquely

131. Where did Mahatma Gandhi discover and use Satyagraha as a technique for political struggle for the first time?

  1. England
  2. South Africa
  3. U.S.A
  4. India

132. Which one of the following, according to Mahatma Gandhi, is the main pillar of communal harmony?

  1. Atheism
  2. Socialism
  3. Sarva-dharma sambhav
  4. Swadeshi

133. In which one of the following languages was the book Hind Swaraj originally written?

  1. Gujarati
  2. Hindi
  3. English
  4. Marathi

134. Which one of the following journals were not edited by Mahatma Gandhi?

  1. Indian Opinion
  2. Young India
  3. Harijan
  4. New India

135. Against which one of the following did Mahatma Gandhi undertake fast unto death in 1932?

  1. Separate Electorates for Depressed Classes
  2. Hindu-Muslim Communal Riots
  3. Death sentence against revolutionary nationalists
  4. Violence at Chauri-Chaura

136. Under which one of the following organizations was a movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi to register protest against the Rowlatt Bills in 1919?

  1. Indian National Congress
  2. Satyagraha Sabha
  3. Congress-Khilafat Committee
  4. Swaraj party

137. Which one of the following was not a part of the Constructive Work of Gandhi during the Freedom Struggle of India?

  1. National Education
  2. Hindu-Muslim Unity
  3. Formation of Trade Unions
  4. Struggle against untouchability

138. In which one of the following movements did Mahatma Gandhi give the mantra ‘Do or Die’ to the people of India?

  1. Rowlatt Satyagraha
  2. Quit India Movement
  3. Civil Disobedience Movement
  4. Non-Cooperation Movement

139. Who said that :’By Ram Rajya I do not mean Hindu Raj. I mean by Ram Rajya Divine Raj, the Kingdom of God. For me Rama and Rahim are one and the same deity.’?

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. Mahatma Gandhi
  3. Swami Vivekananda
  4. Raja Ram Mohan Roy

140. Which one of the following events marks the beginning of the Civil Disobedience Movement under Gandhiji?

  1. Rowlatt Satyagraha
  2. Bardoli Satyagraha
  3. Salt Satyagraha
  4. Gandhi-Irwin Pact

141. To which dynasty did the famous ruler Amoghvarsha belong?

  1. Chola
  2. Chalukya
  3. Rashtrakuta
  4. Pratihara

142. Who were Nayanars and Alvars?

  1. Popular Saints of South India
  2. Religious Texts of Tantracism
  3. Forms of wall painting in Western India
  4. Educational institutions attached to temples

143. The style of temple architecture of north India in the ancient/ medieval period is called :

  1. Dravida style
  2. Vesara style
  3. Nagara style
  4. Hoysala style

144. Which one of the following sSufisaints did not belong to Chisti silsilah?

  1. Nizamuddin Auliya
  2. Baba Ffarid
  3. Hamiduddin Nagori
  4. Nasiruddin Chirag-i-Delhi

145. Where is the tomb of the famous ruler Sher Shah Suri situated?

  1. Sikandra
  2. Jaunpur
  3. Delhi
  4. Sasaram

146. Which one of the following rulers expounded the policy of Sulh-i-Kul?

  1. Mahmud Ghazni
  2. Akbar
  3. Feroz Shah Tughlak
  4. Aurangzeb

147. The ruler of which one of the following dynasties built Gol Gumbaz?

  1. Adil Shahi
  2. Nizam Shahi
  3. Qutub Shahi
  4. Imad Shahi

148. Which one of the following texts forms the basic tenets of Vedanta Philosophy?

  1. Brahmasutra of Badarayan
  2. Mahabhasya of Patanjali
  3. Bhagavati Sutra
  4. Mulamadhyamakarika of Nagarjuna

149. Who wrote the famous biographical account of Buddha called Buddhacharita?

  1. Nagasena
  2. Buddhaghosha
  3. Ashvaghosha
  4. Anand

150. Who translated Bhagavadgita from Sanskrit to English?

  1. William Jones
  2. Max Mueller
  3. V.A. Smith
  4. Charles Wilkins

151. On which day in 1857 did the sepoys of British Indian army at Meerut revolt against their European officers at Meerut cantonment sparking the Revolt of 1857 ?

  1. 29 March
  2. 23 March
  3. 31 May
  4. 10 May

152. Which one of the following was also called the Viceroy of Indian since 1858?

  1. Governor General of India
  2. Secretary of State for India
  3. President, Board of Control, East India Company
  4. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

153. Under the tenure of which of the following Governor Generals was the Widow Remarriage Act passed?

  1. Lord Ellenborough
  2. Lord Dalhousie
  3. Lord Canning
  4. Lord Lytton

154. Who established the Independent Labour Party in 1936?

  1. Subhas Chandra Bose
  2. B.R. Ambedkar
  3. M.N.Roy
  4. S.A. Dange

155. In which year was the All India Trade Union Congress established?

  1. 1920
  2. 1921
  3. 1922
  4. 1923

156. In which year was the Vernacular Press Act passed?

  1. 1878
  2. 1879
  3. 1880
  4. 1881

157. Which of the following is known as the Magna Carta of the Indian Education under British India?

  1. Act of 1813
  2. Lord Macaulay’s Minutes (1835)
  3. Sir Charles Woods Dispatch (1854)
  4. Hunter Education Commission Report (1883)

158. When did the mutiny of the Royal India navy ratings take place?

  1. 1943
  2. 1944
  3. 1945
  4. 1946

159. Which one of the following was not a member of the Cabinet Mission (1945)?

  1. Mortimer Wheeler
  2. Pethick Lawrence
  3. Stafford Cripps
  4. A.V. Alexander

160. Which one of the following Acts introduced diarchy in provinces of British India?

  1. Indian Councils Act, 1892
  2. Indian Councils Act, 1909
  3. Government of India Act, 1919
  4. Government of India Act, 1935

161. Which one of the following criteria has the maximum allocation of revenue among the State as per the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission?

  1. Area
  2. Population
  3. Income distance
  4. Fiscal discipline

162. The Economic Survey 2017-18 mentioned low-level equilibrium trap, this concept was given by :

  1. R.R. Nelson
  2. Ragnar Nurkse
  3. Gunnar Myrdal
  4. Oscar Lange

163. As of November 2018, India improved in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking by :

  1. 13 positions
  2. 23 positions
  3. 28 positions
  4. 5 positions

164. Arrange the following indices in the chronological order and answer from the codes given below it:

  1. Human Development Index
  2. Multi-dimensional Poverty Index
  3. Physical Quality of Life Index
  1. 2,1,3
  2. 1,2,3
  3. 3,1,2
  4. 2,3,1

165. Which of the following pairs is or are not matched correctly?

  1. 13th Finance Commission- C.Rangarajan
  2. 14th Finance Commission—Dr. Y.V. Reddy
  3. 15th Finance Commission – N.K. Singh
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. 1 and 2
  4. 2 and 3

166. ‘RISE’ is related to :

  1. Higher Education
  2. Poverty
  3. Housing
  4. Health

167. Which of the following surveys are conducted by CSO?

  1. Wholesale Price Index
  2. Consumer Price Index
  3. Index Industrial Production
  4. National Accounts
  1. 1,2,3
  2. 2,3,4
  3. 1,2,4
  4. All of these

168. Identify the measures as listed by the National Population Policy 2000 to be correct:

  1. Reduction of Infant Mortality Rate below 30 per thousand live births
  2. Reduction of Maternal Mortality Rate to below 100 per 1-lakh live births
  3. Raising the age of Marriage of girls not earlier than 22 and preferably raising it to 24 years or more
  4. Facilities for safe abortions to be increased
  1. 1,2,4
  2. 1,2,3
  3. All of these
  4. None of these

169. Consider the following regarding Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20:

  1. Aims to double India’s export to $700 Billions by 2020
  2. Introduced two scheme- Merchandise Export from India Scheme and Services Export from India Scheme
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None of these

170. Consider the following regarding recent amendment to MSMED Act 2006:

  1. Basis of classification has shifted to annual turnover
  2. Medium Enterprises’ annual turnover is more than Rupees five crore, not exceeding Rupees Seventy Five Crore.
  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. None of these

171. According to astronomers’ estimate, the total number of galaxies in the universe is about:

  1. 100 billion
  2. 110 billion
  3. 120 billion
  4. 130 billion

172. Which one of the following planets has the largest number of satellites?

  1. Jupiter
  2. Neptune
  3. Saturn
  4. Uranus

173. Asteroids are found between:

  1. Mars and Jupiter
  2. Jupiter and Saturn
  3. Saturn and Uranus
  4. Uranus and Neptune

174. Which one of the following is not correct?

  1. The meteoroids are termed as ‘shooting stars’
  2. Meteoroids become Luminous when they enter the atmosphere.
  3. All meteoroids fall on Earth in the form of ash.
  4. Meteoroids travel in the space at great speed.

175. Calculate the time of 45 degrees west, if it is 4 p.m. at 45 degrees east:

  1. 4 a.m.
  2. 6 a.m.
  3. 8 a.m.
  4. 10 a.m.

176. Who coined the sentence ‘Give me the matter and I will build a world out of it’?

  1. Chamberlin
  2. James and Jefferys
  3. Kant
  4. Laplace

177. The concept of Base Level was developed by :

  1. Dutton, C.E.
  2. Davis, W.M.
  3. Powell, J.W.
  4. Thornbury, W.D.

178. Which one of the following is not an igneous rock?

  1. Andesite
  2. Gabbro
  3. Dolomite
  4. Rhyolite

179. The Sea of Marmara joins the :

  1. Black Sea with the sea of Azov
  2. Block Sea with the Aegean Sea
  3. Mediterranean Sea with the Adriatic Sea
  4. North Sea with the Baltic sea

180. Folds in the mountains are the results of:

  1. Compressional force
  2. Parallel force
  3. Shear force
  4. Tensional force

181. A place, where an earthquake originates, is called?

  1. Epicenter
  2. Focus
  3. Fault line
  4. Crust

182. National Institute of Disaster Management is at:

  1. Punjab
  2. Manipur
  3. New Delhi
  4. Hyderabad

183. The term disaster is derived from which of the following languages?

  1. Latin
  2. Greek
  3. Arabic
  4. French

184. As the magnitude of natural disaster whereas their frequencies of occurrence:

  1. Increases
  2. Decreases
  3. Remains same
  4. None of these

185. The Disaster Management Act was made in :

  1. 2004
  2. 2005
  3. 2007
  4. 2008

186. Tsunamis are waves generated by :

  1. Underwater landslides
  2. Earthquakes
  3. Volcanic eruptions
  4. All of these

187. Which of the following is natural Hazard?

  1. Earthquake
  2. Cyclone
  3. Landslide
  4. All of these

188. How much percentage of Indian land is prone to earthquakes?

  1. 52 percent
  2. 59 percent
  3. 60 percent
  4. 62 percent

189. Powerful Tsunami aisproduced by :

  1. Volcanic eruptions
  2. Cyclone
  3. Tornados
  4. Earthquake

190. Landslides occur due to :

  1. Intensity of rainfall
  2. steep slopes
  3. Deforestation
  4. All of these

191. The famous book that questioned use of DDT and led to the study of pesticides is titled:

  1. The Other Side of Midnight
  2. If Tomorrow Comes
  3. Beauty and The Beast
  4. The Silent Spring

192. Wetland Day is celebrated on :

  1. January 2
  2. February 2
  3. April 22
  4. May 14

193. The Wildlife Protection Act of India was given in the year:

  1. 1975
  2. 1973
  3. 1972
  4. 1970

194. GPS stands for:

  1. Geographical Positioning Satellite
  2. Global Positioning System
  3. Global Positioning Satellite
  4. Ground Postal Services

195. Wind blows because of difference in :

  1. Temperature
  2. Latitude
  3. Longitude
  4. Height

196. Which of the following generates Maximum energy?

  1. Hurricane
  2. All the ocean waves
  3. A nuclear bomb
  4. A hydrogen Bomb

197. NGT stands for :

  1. National Green Technology
  2. National Green Tribunal
  3. National Grid Tribunal
  4. National Groundwater Technology

198. Burning of plastics releases which of the following harmful gases in the atmosphere:

  1. Dioxins
  2. Helium
  3. Oxygen
  4. Hydrogen

199. Among several natural hazards which one is known as ‘silent killer’

  1. Tsunami
  2. Noise
  3. Landslide
  4. Earthquake

200. The number of major biospheres identified by Man and Biosphere (MAB) committee in India are:

  1. 11
  2. 12
  3. 13
  4. 14

HP Subordinate Allied Services July 2019 Test Series – 11 Full Length Tests

Himachal Pradesh General Knowledge Test Series[40 Full Length Tests]