UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2008: General Studies I

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UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2008 was conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). Here, I’m sharing the main exam paper (2008) of UPPCS. I hope, it will help you to understand the main exam paper (General Study -I) of UPPCS.

UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2008

UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2008

General Study- I

1. Consider the following statements about Malabar-2009 and select the correct answer from the following codes:
(A) It was a tripartite naval exercise in April / May 2009.
(B) It took place east of Okinawa Island.
(C) Japan, Australia, and India participated in the exercise.
(D) The first rehearsal of the series took place in 2007 on the coast of Japan.

(A) 1, 2 and 3
(B) 2, 3 and 4
(C) 1, 2 and 4
(D) 1, 3 and 4

2. For which Lok Sabha constitution, general elections were held in April / May 2009?
(A) Thirteenth Lok Sabha
(B) Fourteenth Lok Sabha
(C) Fifteenth LTFK-Sabha
(D) Sixteenth Lok Sabha

3. Which countries were invited to the summit of the recent Organization of American States in Port of Spain?
(A) Bolivia
(B) Cuba
(C) Trinidad
(D) Venezuela

4. How many seats did BJP, BSP, Congress, and SP win in Uttar Pradesh in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections?
BJP BSP Congress SP
(A) 10 20 20 24
(B) 10 20 21 23
(C) 11 19 21 23
(D) 09 21 20 24

5. How many years has the ‘World Wide Web’ been completed in 2009?
(A) 10 years
(B) 15 years
(C) 20 years
(D) 25 years

6. Nepal’s Appa Sherpa has climbed Everest, the world’s tallest peak, with his attempt in May / June 2009
(A) 15th
(B) 17th
(C) 19th
(D) 20th

7. Who among the following was granted the honorary citizenship of Paris?
(A) Arundhati Roy
(B) M. F. Hussain
(C) Cell Mail Rushdie
(D) Taslima Nasreen

8. Who started a political party called the ‘public realm’?
(A) Cinema actor Chiranjeevi
(B) Movie star Rajinikanth
(C) Film actor turned politician Shatrughan Sinha
(D) Artist Shekhar Suman

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9. The postal department of India issued a special stamp in commemoration of which of the following in March 2009?
(A) Arvind Lai Bhai
(B) Charat Ram
(C) By JRD
(D) KK Rare

10. Most recently, Carol Ann Duffy was named Britain
(A) Ambassador of Russia
(B) Poet Laureate
(C) Captain of the women’s cricket team
(D) Captain of the women’s hockey team

11. Place where the Second World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) was held in April 2009
(A) The Hague
(B) Geneva
(C) London
(D) Paris

12. Which of the following states of the Indian Union voted in five phases?
Choose the right answer from given below codes:
1. Bihar
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Jainam Kashmir
4. Maharashtra
5. West Bengal

(A) I and only 3
(B) 2 and 3 only
(C) 3 and 4 only
(D) 4 and 5 only

13. Apart from the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, what are the elections to the Indian state assembly?

Choose the right answer from given below codes:
1. Sikkim
2. Tamil Nadu
4. Andhra Pradesh
5. Orissa

(A) Only 1, 2 and 3
(B) 2, 3 and 4 only
(C) 3, 4 and 5 only
(D) I, only 4 and 5

14. Compare List-I and List-H and select the correct answer from the code given below:
List-I                                                                                                          List-2
A. King.I valid.                                                                                          1. Literature
B. Vishnu Payabhakar                                                                            2. Justice
C. KS. Grewal                                                                                            3. G.I.
D. Wayne Srimivan                                                                                 4. Music
5. Economist

(A) 2 4 3 1
(B) 5 1 2 2 3
(C) 2 1 3 5
(D) 3 4 2 5

15. In New Delhi in August 2009, winner of Nehru Cup Football Tournament was
(A) Kyrgyzstan
(B) Lebanon
(C) India
(D) Syria

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16. Name of the person who wins the “Man of the Series” ICC T20 World Cup 2009 was
(A) Chris Jeff
(B) Sanath Jayasuriya
(C) Sabah Afridi
(D) Tillakaratne Dilshan

17. Jose Brassa was recently named India’s coach
(A) Badminton team
(B) Football team
(C) Hockey Linkin
(D) Tennis team

18. Which of the following pairs does not match?
(A) Ana Ivanovic – Tennis
(B) Andy Murray – Hockey
(C) Ricky Ponting – Cricket
(D) Motimad Hafeez Haslam – Badminton

19. Name of the person who was related with “Wisden Test Player of the Year” for 2009
(A) Shakibal Hasan
(B) Graeme Smith
(C) Gautam Gambhir
(D) Jacques Calais

20. In which state is Kandhamal located?
(A) Gujarat
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Orissa
(D) Rajasthan

21. US NASA-. The space agency launched a telescope called Kepler to search for it
(A) Distant stars
(B) Distant planets
(C) Distant satellites
(D) Earth-like planets

22. L’itih World Water Forum conference recently
(A) Kyoto
(B) Istanbul
(C) Valanchek
(D) Mexico City

23. Ecuador was the first country in India to sign a Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter. Which is the second country in the deal?
(A) Chile
(B) Fiji
(C) Mauritius
(D) Nepal

24. The date of the US President’s decision to withdraw US troops from Iraq altogether
(A) 2010
(B) 2011
(C) 2012
(D) 2013

25. M. Gopala Krishnan, a former chairman and managing director of 14 years rigorous imprisonment, one of which was given under the banks?
(A) Bank of London
(B) Indian Bank
(C) Indian Overseas Bank
(D) Oriental Bank of Commerce

26. Inez is the world’s first clone name
(B) Goat
(C) Swine
(D) Sheep

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27. With which of the following countries has Russia declared its anti-terrorism campaign?
(A) Azerbaijan
(B) Chechnya
(C) Georgia
(D) Tajikistan

28. It is the world’s most accurate clock to lose one second every 300 million years
(A) Quartz atom
(B) Silicon atom
(C) strontium atom
(D) Zinc atom

29. For the best potato-type processing purposes.
(A) Kufri Ashok
(B) King of Kufri
(C) Kufri Chipsona-2
(D) Kufri Sutlej

30. Golden rice is rich
(A) Vitamin A
(B) Vitamin b
(C) Vitamin D
(D) Vitamin E

31. The following states elected 40 or more members to the Lok Sabha in 2009. Arrange them in descending order and select the correct answer from the following codes:
1. Maharashtra
2. West Bengal
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. Bihar

(A) 3, 1,2,4
(B) 1,3.4,2
(C) 2,3.4. 1
(D) 1. 2,4,3

32. The Congress Socialist Party was founded in 1934
(A) Jai Prakash ‘Narayan and Jawaharlal Nehru.
(B) Jai Prakash Narayan and Acharya Narendra Dev.
(C) Jai Prakash Narayan and Subhash Chandra Bose
(D) Subhash Chandra Bose and Jawaharlal Nehru.

33. Vishva Bharti Award for Uttar Pradesh
(A) Hindi Institute
(B) Hindustani Academy
(C) Sanskrit Institute
(D) Urdu Academy

34. Causing distortion
(A) Atmospheric nitrogen growth.
(B) Lithospheric nitrogen growth.
(C) The amount of atmospheric and lithospheric nitrogen is unaffected.
(D) Elimination of nitrifying bacteria.

35. Eleventh Five Year Plan Period in India
(A) 2005-2010
(B) 2006-2011
(C) 2007-2012
(D) 2008-2013

36. In April 2009, Juan Goswami was appointed as the new captain of the Indian women’s team
(A) Cricket
(B) Football
(C) Hockey
(D) Kabaddi

37. The country’s first model e-court was opened in February 2009 by the Chief Justice of India.
(A) .dill
(B) Gujarat
(C) Haryana
(D) Comet

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38. Which option has a relation with “Mission 2007: Every Village in India is a Knowledge Center” movement.
(A) Sam Pitroda
(B) APJ Abdul Kalam
(C) M. s. Swaminathan
(D) None of these

39. According to the 2001 census, Uttar Pradesh is the most densely populated district
(A) Ghaziabad
(B) Lucknow
(C) San.t. Ravidas Nagar
(D) Varanasi

40. Both Jain and Bodh are popular pilgrimages in Uttar Pradesh.
(A) Devipatan
(B) Kaushambi
(C) Kushinagar
(D) Sarnath

41. Which of the following does not match?
(A) Karma – Mahoba
(B) Dhuria – Bundelkhand
(C) Fishman – Kahar
(D) Natwan – Pranchal

42. The synthetic rubber plant is isolated in Uttar Pradesh
(A) Existing
(B) Moradabad
(C) Ghaziabad
(D) Bareilly

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43. Compare list-1 and list-2 and choose the correct answer from the following codes:
List-I                                                           List-2
A. Kanak Bhawan                                           1. Barabanki
B. Kamadagiri Mountains                            2. Banda
C. Kalingarpan                                                3. Chitrakoot
D. Deva Sharif                                                 4. Ayodhya

(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 4 3 2 1
(C) 2 4 1 3
(D) 3 2 4 1

44. The first disabled university is being established
(A) Lucknow
(B) Chitrakoot
(C) Kanpur
(D) Banda

45. The only public university in Uttar Pradesh
(A) Bir Bahadur Singh Open University
(B) Ram Manohar Lohia Open University
(C) Rajarshi Purushayam Das Tandon Open University
(D) Deen Dayal Upadhyay Open University

46. According to the 2001 census, Uttar Pradesh is the most populated district.
(A) Bahraich
(B) Cucumber
(B) Balrampur
(D) Banda

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47. Compare list-1 and list-2 and choose the correct answer from the following codes:
List-I                                                                                   List-2
A. Terracotta                                                                     1. Symbol
B. Wooden figures                                                           2. Gorakhpur
C. Ceramic dinnerware                                                   3. Firozabad
D. Glassware                                                                     4. Varanasi

(A) 2 1 4 3
(B) 1 2 3 4
(C) 4 3 2 1
(D) 3 1 4 2

48. Renukoot is known for
(A) Thermal power station
(B) Steel Factory
(C) Aluminum Factory
(D) Cement Factory

49. Dayal Bagh in Agra is associated
(A) Kabirpant
(B) Nath Division
(C) Ramanuja branch
(D) Radha Swami Department

50. Biotech Park is located in Uttar Pradesh
(A) Allahabad
(B) Bareilly
(C) Lucknow
(D) Meerut

51. Which of these is the 71st 1 district of Uttar Pradesh?
(A) Gautam Buddha Nagar
(B) Kanshi Ram Nagar
(C) Mahamaya Nagar
(D) Sant Kabir Nagar

52. Which of the following does not match?
(A) Diesel Locomotive – Varanasi Factory
(B) Indian Telephone – Naini Udyog
(C) Modern Bakery – Lucknow
(D) Oil Refinery Plant – Mathura

53. Major minerals found in Uttar Pradesh
(A) Copper and graphite
(B) Limestone and dolomite
(C) Rock phosphate and dolomite
(D) None of the above

54. Which of the following does not match?
(A) Arhar – Sapphire
(B) Peanut – Moon
(C) Dal – Pant L-406
(D) Mustard – Varuna

55. Use a balanced fertilizer
(A) To increase production
(B) Improving food quality
(C) Maintaining soil productivity
(D) All of these

56. The highest protein content was found
(A) ghee
(B) Peas
(C) Soybean
(D) Wheat

57. The newly remodeled sodic soil is suitable for the green manure crop
(A) Cowpea
(B) Dhincha
(C) Moong
(D) Sanheim

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58. What is the percentage of phosphorus (P2O5) and nitrogen (N) in DAP?
(A) 10% N and 20% P2O5
(B) 18% N and 465 P2 O5
(C) 30% N and 60% P2 O5
(d) 35% N and 70% P2 O5

59. Compare list-1 and list-2 and select the correct answer from the codes listed below:
List-I (Crop)                                               List-2 (State)
A. Groundnut                                                   1. Andhra Pradesh
B. Mustard                                                       2. Rajasthan
C. Soybean                                                       3. Madhya Pradesh
D. Coconut                                                       4. Kerala

(A) 1 3 2 4
(B) 2 1 3 4
(C) 1 2 3 4
(d) 4 3 2 I.

60. Compare list-1 and list-2 and select the correct answer from the codes listed below:
List-1 (plant)                                                       List-2 (uses)
A Brahmi                                                                    1. Anti-diabetic
B. evergreen                                                              2. attentive
C Peppermint                                                            3. expensive
D. Basil                                                                       4. Brain tonic

(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 4 1 2 3
(C) 3 2 1 4
(D) 2 4 3 1

61. They are a great source of both protein and fat
(A) Coconut
(B) Gran
(C) Soybean
(D) Sunflower

62. Coins are mined in India
(A) Delhi Mumbai and Kolkata
(B) Delhi Delhi, Kolkata, and Hyderabad
(C) Mumbai. Delhi and Bangalore
(D) Muir.Bai, Kolkata, and Hyderabad

63. Responsible for maximum coal consumption
(A) Energy production
(B) Iron and steel plant
(C) Railways
(D) Steam

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64. Compare list-1 and list-2 and select the correct answer from the codes listed below:
List-I                                                               List-2
A. Rail Coach Factory                                      1. Bangalore
B Wheel and Axle Pant                                   2. Perambur
C. Diesel Locomotive Works                         3. Kapurthala
D. Integral Coach Factory                             4. Varanasi

(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 4 3 2 1
(C) 1 3 4 2
(D) 3 1 4 2

65. Which credit rating agency is in India?
(B) care
(d. All of the above.

66. Which of the following is not eligible for income tax deduction?
(A) Kisan Vikas Patra
(B) National Savings Letter
(C) Public Provident Fund
(D) Unit Linked Insurance Plan

67. What is ‘En Nicky’?
(A) Japan Foreign Exchange Market.
(B) The Japanese name of the Country Planning Commission.
(C) Name of the Japanese Central Bank.
(D) The share price index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

68. A group formed by India, China, Brazil, and other developing countries is known for future negotiations with the WTO
(A) G-77
(B) G-22
(C) G-55
(d) G-l1

69. Bank rate means an interest rate
(A) A bank lends to people.
(B) Indian Reserve Bank lends to the public.
(C) The government of India lends to other countries.
(D) Reserve Bank of India re-schedules the bills of commercial banks.

70. Cricket World Cup opening ceremony will be held on February 18, 2011
(A) Chennai
(B) Colombo
(C) kaka
(D) Kolkata

71. Who won the women’s singles title at Wimbledon, 2009, beating Serena Williams in the final?
(A) Dinara Safina
(B) Elena Demkentiwa
(C) Venus Williams
(D) Vera Junorkawa

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72. Which of the following is not a Rajiv Gandhi Kali Kat Award for 2008-2009?
(A) Mary Kom
(B) Sushil Kumar
(C) Vijender Singh
(D) Saina Nehwal

73. Which of the following pairs is not correct?
(A) Diwani-e-Alauddin Khilji Mushlaq Kharaj
(B) Diwan-i-Amir Co. – Mo. Tughlaq
(C) Diwan-i-Khaira – Firoz Tughlaq
(D) Diwan-i-Riyasat – Balban

74. Members have the right to vote in a cooperative organization
(A) Capital paid by each member in proportion
(B) The same regardless of the member’s capital contribution.
(C) Proportion to the nominal value of the capital each member has.
(D) Proportional to the total amount of finance supplied by the entire member, including the amount of the loan.

75. Aam Aadmi Binia Scheme provides Social Security toll
(A) All workers in rural areas.
(B) All landless laborers living below the poverty line in rural areas.
(C) All workers in urban areas.
(D) All workers in rural and urban areas.

76. The government of India has given them totalitarian powers to prevent frauds in the Indian capital market
(A) Seb1
(D) None of these

77. The National Development Council is the principal
(A) Implementation of Schemes.
(B) Approval of Five Year Plans.
(C) Approve and evaluate major development projects in India.
(D) Implement community development programs.

78. In India, national income is estimated
(A) Planning Commission
(B) Central Statistical Organization
(C) National Income Committee
(D) Reserve Bank of India

79. Blue chip means
(A) Shares shared by governments.
(B) Shares listed on the stock exchange.
(C) Shares that offer consistently high returns.
(D) None of these

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80. Winner of the World Badminton Championship (Women’s Singles) at Hyderabad in August 2009
(A) s Lan
(B) Ling Wang
(C) Saina Nehwal
(D) Jingfung hiThe Gas Authority of India

81. Limited is planning to invest. 8,000 crore to pipeline from Rs
(A) From Vijayawada to Mathura
(B) From Vijayawada to Vijayapur
(C) Cochin to Hajira
(D) Jagdishpur from Hajira

82. Volkswagen, the largest carmaker in Europe, has established its first manufacturing facility in India
(A) Chucknai
(B) Pune
(C) Itudrapur
(D) Siphatgur

83. Who was crowned Miss Universe 2009 in the beauty pageant held in the Bahamas in August 2009?
(A) Dragshaw ran out
(B) Marra Matos Percy
(C) Stefania Fernandez
(D) Rachel Finch

84. World Anti-Tobacco Day is celebrated every year
(A) 12 May
(B) 13 May
(C) 21 May
(D) 31st May

85. Which of the following decided to celebrate Earth Hour every month?
(A) Bangalore
(B) Thill
(C) Hyderabad
(D) Mumbai

86. The Booker Prize was awarded in 2009
(A) Simon Mavacra
(B) Sarah Waters
(C) Hillary Mantle
(D) Adam folds

87. Who is the author of the book ‘Unknown Land’
(A) Arundhati Roy
(B) Kiran Desai
(C) ump umpa lahiri
(D) Salman Rushdie

88. The seven-day conference of the Fourth World Water Forum was held in March 2009
(A) Cairo
(B) Istanbul
(C) Jakarta
(D) Tokyo

89. Which is the oldest hydroelectric station in India?
(A) Mayurakshi
(B) Machchund
(C) Pallivasar
(D) Shivasamudram

90. In which place is the bird sanctuary of Tamil Nadu located?
(A) Curling
(B) is unattainable
(C) Kunthakulam
(D) Mudumalai

91. Which of these is the following river in Amarkantak?
(A) Damodar
(B) Mahanadi
(C) Narmada
(D) Temperature

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92. Nunmati Oil Refinery is located in the state
(A) Assam
(B) Bihar
(C) Gujarat
(D) West Bengal

93. Compare List-II with List-II and choose the right answer using given below codes:
List-I                                                                                       List-2
(Tiger Reserve)                                                                           (State)
A. Bandipur                                                                          1. West Bengal
B. Melghat                                                                            2. Karnataka
C Box                                                                                     3. Arunachal Pradesh
D. Pakui                                                                                4. Maharashtra

(A) 3 4 2 1
(B) 2993
(C) 2 3 1 4
(D) 1 2 4 3

94. The major producer of manganese in India
(A) The atria
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Orissa

95. Which of the following is not located on the west coast of India?
(A) Damn
(B) Janjira
(C) Curriculum
(D) Ratnagiri

96. India’s second-largest mangroves are found along the coast
(A) Andaman and Nicobar
(B) Andhra Pradesh
(C) Gujarat
(D) Orissa

97. There are three major petroleum producers in the world in descending order.
(A) Russia, Saudi Arabia, USA.
(B) U.S.A., Saudi Arabia, Iran
(C) Saudi Arabia, Russia, USA
(D) Saudi Arabia, the USA, Russia

98. Which one of the pairs below fits right in?
(A) Eri silk – Assam
(B) Munga Silk – Arunachal Pradesh
(C) Mulberry silk – Jharkhand
(D) Taser silk – Karnataka

99. There is the Elephant Pass
(A) Bhutan
(B) India
(C) Bangladesh
(D) Nepal

100. Which of the following is the answer to Cancer given below India?
(A) Jharkhand
(B) Manipur
(C) Mizoram
(D) Tripura

101. Which of the following lakes is shared by two Indian states?
(A) Chilka
(B) Have a dream
(C) Lunar
(D) Pulicat

102. There is the Bermuda Triangle
(A) North Atlantic Ocean
(B) South Atlantic Ocean
(C) North Pacific Ocean
(D) South Pacific Ocean

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103. Kalahari is in the desert
1. Botswana 2. Namibia
3. Zaire 4. Zambia
Select the correct answer from the given code:Code:
(A) Only 1
(B) 2 only
(C) 1 and 2
(D) 3 and 4

104. The world’s largest producer of sugarcane
(A) Brazil
(B) China
()) India
(D) Indonesia

105. South America is the most urbanized country
(A) Argentina
(B) Brazil
(C) Uruguay
(D) Venezuela

106. Identify the right sequence of the iron ore producing countries of the world in their descending order :
(a) Australia, China, Brazil, Sweden
(b) Brazil, Sweden, Australia, China
(c) China, Brazil, Sweden, Australia
(d) China. Brazil, Australia, Sweden

107. The National Capital Region does not exist parts of
(a) Haryana
(b) Punjab
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Uttar Pradesh

108. Which one of the given below towns of Madhya Pradesh is known for the pesticide industry?
(a) Bhopal
(b) Gwalior
(c) Indore
(d) Jabalpur

109. Which of the given below statements about National Highways Development Project are right? Choose the right answer from given below codes:
1. It connects Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata
2. Its total length is 5,846 km.
3. A north-south corridor connects Srinagar and Kanyakumari.
4. East-West corridor connects Silchar and Dwarka

Codes :
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 4
(d) 2 and 4

110. Percentage coverage of dense forests in India to total geographical area is about
(a) 8 percent
(b) 10 percent
(c) 12 percent
(d) 14 percent

111. Which one of the given below countries has the largest urban population in the world?
(a) China
(b) India
(c) Indonesia
(d) The U.S.A.

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112. Which one of the given below countries of Asia is experiencing more deaths annually than births?
(a) Bahrain
(b) Israel
(c) Japan
(d) Singapore

113. The Convention of Rarnsar was associated with the conservation of
(a) Bio-fuels
(b) Forests
(c) Wetlands
(d) Drylands

114. Which of the given below bio-sphere reserves of India has been recognized by the UNESCO?
Choose the right answer from given below codes :
(a) Nilgiri
(b) Nanda Devi
(c) Manas
(d) Simlipal

Codes :
(a) I and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 1 and 4

115. The city of Agra was founded by
(a) Mohammad bin Tughlaq
(b) Sikandar Lodi
(c) lltutmish
(d) Firoz Tughalq

116. In 1665, with which Mughal General did Shivaji sign the Treaty of Purandhar?
(a) Diler Khan
(b) Jai Singh
(c) Jaswant Singh
(d) Shaista Khan

117. Ruins of which of the given below represent the old capital of Vijaynagar?
(a) Ahmednagar
(b) Bijapur
(c) Golconda
(d) Hampi

118. ‘Ten Kings’ which is a famous battle as described in the Kigveda was fought on the bank of
(a) Parusni
(b) Saraswati
(c) Vikasa
(d) Asikni

119. Ashvaghosha was contemporary of
(a) Ashoka
(b) Chandragupta II
(c) Kanishka
(d) Harshvardhan

120. The Script of Brahmi was first deciphered on the basis of letters inscribed on
(a) Stone tablets
(b) Seals
(c) Pillars
(d) Coins

121. Who among the given below was the most popular God of the early Vedic Aryans?
(a) Varuna
(b) Vishnu
(c) Rudra
(d) India

122. Who among the given below is considered to be the first law-giver of India?
(a) Panini
(b) Manu
(c) Kautilya
(d) Kapil

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123. The final edition of Svctambara Agama at the Jain Council of
(a) Vaishali
(b) Balabhi
(c) Pawa
(d) Pataliputra

124. Jejakabhukti was the ancient name of
(a) Baghelkhand
(b) Bundelkhand
(c) Malwa
(d) Vidarbha

125. Which one of the given below is considered the best Stupa?
(a) Amravati
(b) Bharhut
(c) Sanchi
(d) Sarnath

126. Vedic texts famous commentator Sayana was patronized by
(a) Parmar rulers
(b) Satvahana rulers
(c) Vijaynagar rulers
(d) Vakataka rulers

127. Lothal, a Harappan site is situated in
(a) Gujarat
(b) Punjab
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Sindh

128. In India, Sir Thomas Roe came as a British Ambassador during the reign of
(a) Akbar
(b) Aurangzeb
(c) Jahangir
(d) Shahjahan

129. Which one of the given below is not correctly matched?
(a) B.R Ambedkar – Independent
(b) Bal Gangadhar – Kesari Tilak
(c) Annie Besant – New India
(d) Dadabhai Naoroji – Rast Goftar

130. Relation of the first event of the War of Indepen¬dence of 1857 was
(a) Revolt of Kanpur and taking over the leadership by Nana Saheb.
(b) Begum Hazrat Mahal’s leadership of Oudh.
(c) Marching of Sepoys to Delhi’s Red Fort.
(d) A revolt by Rani of Jhansi

131. Assembly of a constitution that framed India’s Constitution was set up
(a) under the Indian Independent Act
(b) under the Government of India Act, 1935
(c) by the Queen’s Proclamation
(d) under the Cabinet Mission Plan

132. Indian National Congress session, which the oath of complete Independence was taken, was
(a) Belgaum Session, 1924
(b)’ Calcutta Session. 1928
(c) Lahore Session, 1929
(d) Madras Session, 1927

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133. Match List-I and List-II and choose the right answer from the codes given below the lists :
List-I                                                                                               List-II
(a) Simon Commission                                                               1. 1885
(b) Quit India Movement                                                           2. 1942
(c) Formation of Indian National Congress                           3. 1927
(d) Minto Morley Reforms                                                         4. 1909

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 1 3 2 4

134. Name of the person who suggested launching of the no-tax campaign as a protest against the Rowlatt Act?
(a) Abul Kalam Azad
(b) Gandhiji
(c) Rabindranath Tagore
(d) Swami Shraddhanand

135. Name of the President of Indian National Congress during the visit of Cabinet Mission to India?
(a) Jawaharlal Nehru
(b) J.BKripalani
(c) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(d) Sarojini Naidu

136. Who amongst the given below was the founder or ‘Indian Association’?
(a) Bipin Chandra Pal
(b) Dadabhai Naoroji
(c) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(d) S.N. Bannerjee

137. Chittor ‘Kirti Stambha’ was constructed during the rule of
(a) Rana Kumbha
(b) Rana Hamrfiir
(c) Rana Ratan Singh
(d) Rana Sangram Singh

138. According to the report of the 2001 Census, the percentage of the rural population in India is
(a) 72.2
(b) 76.7
(c) 74.3
(d) 80.1

139. The State of India devoid of a Million City is
(a) Haryana
(b) Jharkhand
(c) Kerala
(d) Orissa

140. 2016 Olympic Games will be held at
(a) Chicago
(b) London
(c) Madrid
(d) Rio De Janeiro

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141. Match List-I and List-Il and choose the right answer from the codes given below the lists :
List-I                                                                                   List-II
(a) Oscar Awards                                                                1. Progress in Religion
(b) Templaton Awards                                                      2. Literature
(c) Pulitzer Prize                                                                 3. Films
(d) Booker Prize                                                                 4. Journalism

(a) 2 3 1 4
(b) 1 3 2 4
(c) 3 1 2 4
(d) 3 1 4 22007

142. Dada Saheb Phalke Award has been given to
(a) A.R. Rahman
(b) Asha Bhonsle
(c) Manna Dey
(d) Lata Mangeshkar

143. Which one of the given below awards is equal to Nobel Prize, in Architecture?
(a) Abel Prize
(b) Pritzker Prize
(c) Pulitzer Prize
(d) None of these.

144. Consider the given below statements and find the right answer from the codes given below :
1. Satellite RISAT-2 was put in orbit by PSLV-C12 in April 2009 from Sriharikota.
2. Another ANUSAT satellite was also put in orbit by the PSLV-C12. This was built by Anna University. Chennai.
3. ANUSAT is an experimental communication satellite.
4. The RESAT-2 is a surveillance satellite and can keep a watch on the country’s borders.

Codes :
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 3 and 4 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4 all

145. Name of the first State of India to reserve a Government post for a HIV+candidate is
(a) Delhi
(b) Karnataka
(c) Kerala
(d) Maharashtra

146. With the cooperation of which one of the given below countries a pilotless helicopter is being developed for the Indian Navy?
(a) China
(b) France
(c) Israel
(d) U.S.A

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