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1. Who among the following was the constituent advisor to the Constituent Assembly?
A.         Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
B.         Dr. Rajendra Prasad
C.        K.M. Munshi
D.        Sir. B.N.Rau

2. Which of the following human rights come within the ambit of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution?
1.         Right to shelter
2.         Right to pure drinking water
3.         Right to reputation
4.         Right to privacy
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Codes:
A.         1 and 4
B.         2 and 4
C.        1,3 and 4
D.        1,2,3 and 4

3. The Central Information Commission falls under:
A.         the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
B.         the Ministry of Personnel
C.        the Ministry of Law
D.        the Ministry of Human Resource

4. During the term of office, criminal proceedings cannot be instituted against:
A.         the President and the Governor
B.         the President, the Vice President and the Governor
C.        the President, VP, Speaker of Lok Sabha and Governor
D.        the President, the VP, the PM and the Governor

5. Who among the following decides the question of disqualification of a member of Parliament on the grounds of defection?
A.         the President of India
B.         Election Commission
C.        The Supreme court of India
D.        Presiding Officer of the House

6. Who among the following has the power to declare a caste or a tribe as scheduled caste or scheduled tribe?
A.         President of India
B.         Parliament
C.        Home Minister
D.        Chairman of the National Commission of SC or ST

7. Who among the following determines the area of a Lok Sabha constituency for the purpose of election?           
A.         President
B.         Election Commission
C.        Delimitation Commission
D.        Census Commission

8. Which of the following statements is correct about NITI Aayog?
A.         It is a constitution body
B.         It is a statutory body
C.        It is neither a constitutional body nor a statutory body
D.        It is a constitutional body

9. Which of the following are All India Services?
1. Indian Police Services
2. Indian Foreign Services
3. Indian Forest Services
4. Indian Revenue Services
Select the correct answer:
Codes:
A.         1 and 2
B.         1 and 3
C.        1,2 and 4
D.        1,2,3 and 4

10. Which of the following committees recommended the creation of 'Nyaya Panchayats'?
1. Ashok Mehta Committee
2. LM Singhvi Committee
3. GVK Rao Committee
4. Balwant Rai Mehta Committee
Select the correct answer form the codes given below:
Codes:
A.         1 only
B.         1 and 2
C.        2 and 3
D.        1,2 and 4

11. Who is the Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India?
A.         Raghuram Rajan
B.         Arvind Panagariya
C.        Arvind Subramanian
D.        Y.V. Reddy

12. What has been the growth rate of GDP of India during 2014-15 at the current prices and constant and constant prices respectively?
A.         10.5% and 6.9 %
B.         10.5% and 7.3%
C.        9.5% and 7.3%
D.        11% and 7.3%

13. As per HDR, 2014 the Gender Inequality Index of India is:
A.         127
B.         120
C.        137
D.        122

14. The 14th Finance Commission has enhanced the states' share in the central divisible pool taxes from:
A.         30 percent to 42 percent
B.         32 percent to 42 percent
C.        32 percent to 40 percent
D.        31 percent to 41 percent

15. First Census was conducted in which year in India?
A.         1872
B.         1891
C.        1911
D.        1951

16. What is the population density (per sq. km) of India and Himachal Pradesh respectively as per Census 2011?
A.         282 and 132
B.         282 and 123
C.        382 and 123
D.        282 and 133

17. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna was approved by Central Government on:
A.         13th January, 2016
B.         23rd January, 2016
C.        13th January, 2015
D.        25th December,2016

18. As per the Census 2011, the average age is above 30 years for the following states:
A.         Kerala, Goa, Tamilnadu and HP
B.         UP, Bihar, Meghalaya and WB
C.        UP, Bihar, Meghalaya and Jharkhand
D.        Kerala, Goa, UP and Bihar

19. Which of the following is not a function of Reserve Bank of India?
A.         Regulation of foreign exchange
B.         Regulation of Credit
C.        Banker of the government and Commercial Bank
D.        Management of Fiscal Deficit

20. Swabhiman is a:
A.         Financial inclusion initiative
B.         Pension initiative for BPL families
C.        Insurance Policy for Women
D.        Rural Infrastructure Project


21. Which of the following is not a freshwater ecosystem?
A.         Pound
B.         Lake
C.        Wetland
D.        Open Ocean

22. Which of these is not an ecosystem service?
A.         Climate control
B.         Recreational Benefits
C.        Winds
D.        Food

23. Desert ecosystem are characterized by annul rainfall of less than:
A. 25 cm
B. 30 cm
C. 40 cm
D. 50 cm

24. Which of these places is reputed to be world’s most biologically diverse?
A.         Yasuni tropical rain forest
B.         Western Ghats
C.        Eastern Himalayan
D.        IndoBurma region

25. India is to home to how many (approximately) mammalian species ?
A.         1320
B.         628
C.        350
D.        3560

26. Identify the correct sequence of countries with the highest biodiversity ;
A.         Brazil > Colombia > China > Indonesia
B.         Brazil > Colombia > India > Indonesia
C.        Bolivia > Indonesia > Colombia > India
D.        Bolivia > Venezuela> Indonesia > Colombia

27. Which of these is not a factor threatening extinction of several species in India ?
A.         Population explosion
B.         Climate change
C.        Laxity in implementation of environment policies
D.        Sociocultural practices

28. According to Paris agreement on climate change, the rise in average temperature of earth's surface above preindustrial levels should be limited to:
A.         1 Degree Celsius
B.         2 Degree Celsius
C.        2.5 Degree Celsius
D.        3 Degree Celsius

29. The acronym UNFCC represents:
A.         United Nation Framework on Climate Change
B.         United Nation Fund for Climate control
C.        United Nation Fund for Climate change
D.        United Nation Framework for climate change

 30. In the context of climate change, measures undertaken by Government of India have a target of electric power generation by renewable energy (by year 2030) of :
A.         350 GW
B.         175 GW
C.        500 GW
D.        250 GW

31. When a body is taken from the earth to moon :
A.         Mass change but weight remain the same
B.         Weight change but mass remain the same
C.        Both weight and mass change
D.        Both weight and mass remain the same

 32. Decibel is used to measure the intensity field of:
A.         Magnetic field
B.         Sound
C.        Light
D.        Heat

33. Which of the following vegetable oils does not contain essential fatty acids?
A.         Sunflower oil
B.         Mustard oil
C.        Coconut oil
D.        Groundnut oil

34. Usually fuels on burning causes pollution which one of the following fuel causes
minimum environmental pollution ?
A.         Diesel
B.         Coal
C.        Hydrogen
D.        Kerosene

35. Vegetables are easily perishable because of their high content of:
A.         Sugars
B.         Water
C.        Vitamins
D.        Enzymes

36. Sweat mainly serves to eliminate :
A.         Water , NaCI
B.         NaCI, Fats
C.        Dirt, water
D.        Serum ,Water

37. In a poultry unit the factor most influencing the cost is the cost of :
A.         Feed
B.         Transportation
C.        Chicks
D.        Medicines

38. Bombyx mori is a :
A.         Fish
B.         Silkworm
C.        Ringworm
D.        Moth

39. Which of following statements is correct?
A.         Wheat bran is rich in carbohydrates
B.         Fungal fermentation of rise is used for the preparation of alcoholic drinks
C.        Rice has antibiotic properties
D.        Wheat contains 80-85% carbohydrates

40. A pressure cooker works on the principal of :
A.         elevation of boiling point of water by application of pressure
B.         making the foodgrains inside softer
C.        making the foodgrains softer by application of pressure and temperature
D.        keeping the foodgrains inside steam for a longer time

41. Which of the following is not the feature of caste system?
A.         Hierarchy
B.         Hereditary occupation
C.        Exogamous marriages
D.        Accountability

42. Ashish Bose is well known for his concept:
A.         Demographic transition
B.         Population Explosion
C.        BIMARU States
D.        Sustainable Development

43. Which state of India was the first to pass Jamindari Abolition Act?
A.         Bihar
B.         Uttar Pradesh
C.        Rajasthan
D.        Karnataka

44. In which year was the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act passes?
A.         1998
B.         2001
C.        2004
D.        2005

45. Which is not an indicator of Human Development Index?
A.         Life expectancy
B.         Education component
C.        National per capita income
D.        Level of Urbanization

46. Of which rivers tributaries are Phojal, Sarwati and Hansa streams
A.         Satluj .
B.         Beas.
C.        Ravi.
D.        Yamuna.

47. What is the archaeological style of Adi Brahama temple Khokhan ?.
A.         Pagoda.
B.         Pentroof.
C.        Pyramidroof.
D.        Pyramid.

48. With which region of H.P is Bonangchyu dance associated?.
A.         Chamba
B.         Sirmour
C.        Kinnaur
D.        Kangra

49. According to 2011 census which district of H.P has the highest number of urban
households?
A.         Kangra.
B.         Shimla
C.        Mandi
D.        Solan

50.Who was the court poet of Raja Dharam Chand of Kangra who wrote Dharam Chand Natak in around 1562 AD?
A.         Ganesh Singh
B.         Kanhyaya Lal Sharma.
C.        Manik Chand
D.        Padam Chand Guleri

51. To Which princely state did Zorwawar Singh, General Of Raja Gulab Singh who invaded Ladakh and Baltistan during 1834-41, belongs ?
A.         Kangra
B.         Sirmaur
C.        Jubbal
D.        Kehlur

52. When did the Chandrahabhaga Valley which was held as Jagir by the families of Tibetan origin come under sway of Kullu ?
A.         Thirteen century
B.         Fifteenth century
C.        Seventeenth century
D.        Eighteenth century

53. The territory of which of the following princely state was divided state was between two cousins/scions Vijay Singh and Ram Singh during the nineteenth century?.
A.         Daturpur
B.         Siba.
C.        Guler
D.        Jaswan

54. Around which year did captain RC Lee set up an apple orchard in Kullu area?.
A.         1870 AD
B.         1895 AD
C.        1905 AD
D.        1910 AD

55. Which Raja of Sirmaur princely state shifted the capital of his state from Rajban to Kalsi in the beginning of the thirteen century?
A.         Udit Prakesh
B.         Kaul Prakash
C.        Maha Prakash
D.        Sumer Prakash

 56. Which Raja of Bushahr princely state received HangRang valley from Tibet as Jagir ?
A.         Prem Singh
B.         Karam Singh
C.        Bhup Singh
D.        Kehri Singh

57. Around which year did Russian painter Nichloas Roerich visit Naggar in Kullu District for the First time ?
A.         1915
B.         1923
C.        1926
D.        1930

58. Which Raja of Bangahal princely state was treacherously killed by Raja Siddha Sen of Mandi
A.         Raghunath Pal
B.         Dalel Pal
C.        Prithi pal
D.        Man Pal

59. In Which basin is Upper Joiner hydropower project?
A.         Ravi
B.         Satluj
C.        Beas
D.        Yamuna

60. Which school did Amrita Shergil join in Shimla around 1924-25?.
A.         Taral Hall
B.         Alfred Corpet
C.        Santa Annciate
D.        Jesus and Mary

61. At which place in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh is fish farm?
A.         Patil Kuhl
B.         Moheli
C.        Nagini
D.        All of the Above

62. Which bank is collaborating with the Himachal Pradesh government in implementing Doodh Ganga Yojna?
A.         UCO Bank
B.         State Bank of India
C.         NABARD
D.         H.P state Cooperative Bank

63. Which agency is managing Himachal Pradesh state wide Area networks (HIMSWAN) services?.
A.         M/s KPMG
B.         M/s Orange Business services
C.        M/s E&Y HPSDC
D.        M/s Vyam Technologies

64. Who founded Himachal Pradesh congress (HVC)?.
A.         Maheshwar Singh
B.         Thakur Ram Lal
C.        Dr. Salig Ram
D.        Pandit Sukh Ram

65. Which two districts of H.P are covered under Backward region Grant fund of ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India?
A.         Kinnaur and Lahul spiti
B.         Lahulspiti and chamba
C.        Chamba and Sirmour
D.        Sirmour and Kinnaur

66. Who among the following persons has secured India’s 12th Olympic quota berth for shooting for the Rio Games?
A.         Napis Tortungpanich
B.         Sanjay Rajput
C.        Vitaliy Dovgun
D.        Jitu Rai

67. Who among the following persons has been appointed as UP’s Lokayukta?
A.         Prabhu Nath Singh
B.         Sanjay Mishra
C.        Virender Singh
D.        N.K. Mehrotra

68. Which of the following Indian States will get the first ever solarstellar
observatory?
A.         Rajasthan
B.         Gujarat
C.        Maharashtra
D.        Karnataka

69. India celebrated its first constitution Day on :
A.         15th august, 1947
B.         26th January, 1950
C.        26th November, 1949
D.        None of the above.

70. In which of the following states, ‘Hornbill’ festival has been observed to uphold Unity in Diversity?
A.         Nagaland
B.         Manipur
C.        Assam
D.        Mizoram

71. Consider the following statements regarding IRNSS-1E :
1. It is India’s fifth navigational satellite
2. It was launched from PSLVC31
3. It was successfully launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, Sriharikota
4. It is an independent regional satellite system designed to provide information in the Indian region and 1500 km around the Indian Mainland
Which of the above statements are correct?
A.         (1), (2) and (3)
B.         (2), (3) and (4)
C.        (1), (2) and (4)
D.        All of the above are correct

72. With regard to the recently approved “Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana” which of the following statement is/are incorrect?
1. For annual commercial and horticultural crops, the premium to be paid by farmers will be only 5%
2. There will be a uniform premium of only 2% to be paid by farmers for all Kharif crops
3. For Rabi crops, premium to be paid by farmers is 1.5%
Select the correct answer from the following codes :
A.         only
B.         only
C.        only
D.        None of the above

73. The National Airquality Index (AQI) measures air quality by taking into consideration which of the following pollutants?
1. Ammonia
2. Nitrogen dioxide
3. Sulphur dioxide
4. Carbon dioxide
5. Ozone
6. Lead
Select the correct answer from the given codes :
A.         (1), (3) and (5) only
B.         (1), (2), (4) and (6) only
C.        (1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6)
D.        (1), (5) and (6) only

74. The Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana :
1. Focuses on feeder separation (rural households and agricultural)
2. Seeks to electrify rural and urban areas both
3. Will nationalise all power distribution companies in rural areas
4. Seeks to provide uninterrupted power supply to industries set up in the rural areas
Which of the above statement/s is/are correct?
A.         only (3)
B.         only (1)
C.        only (2)
D.        All of the above

75. Who of the following has been awarded Padma Vibhushan?
1. Avinash Dixit
2. Sania Mirza
3. Priyanka Chopra
4. Anjum Chopra
Select the correct answer using the given codes :
A.         only (1)
B.         only (2)
C.        only (3)
D.        only (4)

76 . Who among the following persons has won the Man Booker Prize, 2015?
A.         Marlon James
B.         Sanjeev Sahota
C.        James Tott
D.        Ali Smith

77. Consider the following statements regarding International Solar Alliance (ISA) :
1. Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi and French President Francois Hollande has jointly laid the foundation stone of the International Solar Alliance Headquarters
2. The interim Secretariat of the ISA is located at Gurgaon, India
3. ISA has 121 membercountries
Which of the above statements are correct?
A.         only (1) and (2)
B.         only (2) and (3)
C.        only (1) and (3)
D.        All the above are correct

78. Consider the following statements regarding Corruption Perception Index (CPI), 2015:
1. The Corruption Perception Index, 2015 was released by Berlinbased corruption watchdog transparency international
2. India ranks 76th out of 194 countries in the CPI 2015
3. The list is topped by Denmark followed by Finland and Sweden
Which of the above statements are correct?
A.         only (1) and (2)
B.         only (1) and (3)
C.        only (2) and (3)
D.        All the above are correct

79. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Zika virus?
A.  The virus was first isolated in April 1947 at Brazil
B.  It is transmitted by daytime active Aedes mosquitoes such as A. aegypti
C.  It is a member of the virus family flaviridae and the genus flavivirus
D.  The most common symptoms of Zika arefever, rash, joint pain, muscle pain, headache, etc

80. Consider the following statements regarding Corporate Tax Avoidance deal :
1. A total of 31 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) members agreed to sign this deal
2. It will be harder for firms to hide money in tax havens or play one country’s tax authorities against another
3. France is not among 31 members who agreed to sign the deal
Which of the above statements are correct?
A.         only (1) and (2)
B.         only (2) and (3)
C.        only (1) and (3)
D.        All the above are correct

81. Which of the following is not correct about the Harappa’s contacts with its contemporary civilizations ?
A. Similarity of some of its seals with them.
B. The term Melukha used in Mesopotamian tablets perhaps refers to Sindhu.
C. The Harappan seals mention its relations with them.
D. The Mesopotamians called cotton by the name of Sindhu.

82. Who built the Sudarshana lake in the Saurashtra region ?
A. Pushyagupta
B. Dhanananda
C. Kharavela
D. Samudragupta

83. Which one of the following festivals was most famous in Vijayanagar empire ?
A. Vasant Ritu
B. Brahmotsavam
C. Mahanavami
D. Ramana Vaidi

84. Which of the following Bhakati poets of Maharashtra conveyed his teachings through the numerous Abhangas ?
ATukaram
B. Namdev
C. Eknath
D. Ramdas

85. Dara Shikoh was the disciple of which sufi saint ?
A. Mirza Galib
B. Mian Mir
C. Mullah Shah
D. Mir Taki Mir

86. Which of the following states were not annexed to the English East India Company’s dominions under Dalhousie’s Doctrine of Lapse ?
A. Satara
B. Nagpur
C. Jhansi
D. Jodhpur

87. Who establish the East India association in 1866 in London ?
A. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
B. Dada Bhai Nairoji
C. Surendra Nath Banerjee
D. Lala Lajpat Rai

88. When was the civil Disobedience Movement finally called off by Mahatma Gandhi ?
A. 1931
B. 1932
C. 1933
D. 1934

89. Consider the following:
i. The Nehru Report
ii. The Rowlatt Satyagraha
iii. The MacDonald Award
iv. Formation of Congress Socialist Party
Arrange the above in chronological order by using the codes given below :
(A)       (i) ,(ii), (iv), (iii)
(B)       (ii), (i), (iii), (iv)
(C)      (ii), (iv), (iii), (i)
(D)      (iii), (ii), (iv), (i)

90. How much time did Lord Mountbatten give to Sir C. Radcliff to delineate the international border of India in 1947 ?
A. 1-1/2 months
B. 3-1/2 months
C. 4 months
D. 6 months

91. Bermuda Triangles is located in :
A. Atlantic Ocean
B. Pacific Ocean
C. Indian Ocean
D. China Ocean

92. Which one of the following is not correctly matched ?
Country                                  Capital
A. Burkina                 -      Faso Ouagadougou
B. Finland                 -      Helsinki
C. Vietnam               -      Ho-Chi-Minh City
D. Taiwan                  -     Taipei

93. Which one of the following is incorrect ?
        A                                                 B
A. Sariska Tiger                 -           Rajasthan
B. Hemis National Park     -          J&K
C. Periyar National Park  -          Odisha
D. Rajaji National Park       -          Uttarakhand

94. Which is incorrect about Himalaya ?
A. Himalaas are young folded mountains.
B. Before Himalayas, there was a Tethys sea.
C. Highest peak of the world is in Himalayan range
D. Its width varies from 200 km in Kashmir to 500 km in Arunachal Pradesh.

95. Which one of the following is incorrect ?
       City                    River
A. Jaunpur      -         Gomati
B. Nashik        -         Godavari
C. Lucknow    -         Gandak
D. Ujjain          -         Shipra

96. Which lines separates India from Afghanistan ?
A. Radcliffe line
B. Durand line
C. McMohan line
D. None of the above

97. What is the name of shifting cultivation in Mexico ?
A. Milpa
B. Jhumming
C. Roca
D. Caingin

98. Which soil is best for cotton cultivation ?
A. Alluvial Soil
B. Laterite Soil
C. Red Soil
D. Black soil

99. Which is the Longest river of the World ?
A. Nile
B. Amazon
C. Yangtze
D. Congo

100. Varkala beach is located in :
A. Karnataka
B. Puducherry
C. Kerala
D. Tamil Nadu

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