UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2009: General Studies I

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UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2009 was conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC). Here, I’m sharing the main exam paper (2009) of UPPCS. I hope, it will help you to understand the main exam paper (General Study -I) of UPPCS.

UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2009

UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2009

General Studies I

1. In India, AGMARK Act came into force in
(a) 1937
(b) 1952
(c) 1957
(d) 1965

2. Clonal selection can be used in
(a) Groundnut
(b) Mustard
(c) Wheat
(d) Potato

3. Match List-I with List-II and choose the right answer using given below codes the lists :
List-I                                                           List-II
A. F.A.O. Headquarters                                     1. Shimla
B. Central Agmark Lab                                      2. Cuttack
C. Central Rice Research Institute                  3. Rome
D. Central Potato Research Institute             4. Nagpur

Codes :
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 3 4 2 1
(c) 4 3 1 2
(d) 3 4 1 2

4. In which of the given below crops, Uttar Pradesh is the leading producer in the country

1. Potato
2. Rice
3. Sugarcane
4. Tobacco

Choose the right answer from the given below codes
Codes:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 1 and 3

5. Sangeet Sansthan ‘Bhatkhande’, Lucknow became a Deemed University in
(a) 1998
(b) 2001
(c) 2003
(d) 2004

6. Dry Ice is
(a) Liquid Nitrogen
(b) Water Ice
(c) Solid Carbon dioxide
(d) Frozen Ethanol

7. Which one of the given below pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Amir Khusrau – Etah
(b) Mirza Ghalib – Agra
(c) Josh – Malihabad
(d) Ram Prasad Bismil – Allahabad

8. The Project ‘Growth Centre Project’ was introduced in Uttar Pradesh in
(a) October. 2001
(b) September 2005
(c) December 2005
(d) February. 2006

9. Place where Rani Laxmi Bai Dam is located on the
(a) Betwa
(b) Ken
(c) Riband
(d) Tons

10. Kartik is a folk dance of
(a) Bundelkhand
(b) Avadh
(c) Purvanchal
(d) Rohilkhand

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11. Name of trade zone of Uttar Pradesh tops in the collection of trade tax.
(a) Ghaziabad
(b) Kanpur
(c) Lucknow
(d) Noida

12. Assertion (A): Uttar Pradesh shares 9.4% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Reason (R): 66% of the total exports of the country shared by Uttar PradeshChoose the right answer from given below codes:
Codes:
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the appropriate explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the appropriate explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

13. Which one of the given below deals with the marketing of milk?
(a) CACP
(b) GCMMF
(c) NAFED
(d) TRIFED

14. The famous place of pilgrimage of both Jain and Baudh in Uttar Pradesh is at
(a) Dcvipatan
(b) Kaushambi
(c) Kushinagar
(d) Sarnath

15. Match List-I with List-II and choose the right answer using given below codes from the lists :
List-I                                                                                List-II
(Industrial Establishments)                                                (City)
A. Indian Telephone Industries                                      1. Kanpur
B. Transformer Factory                                                   2. Rae Bareli
C. Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation         3. Jhansi
D. Fertilizer Factory                                                         4. Phoolpur

Codes :
A B C D
(a) 2 3 4 1
(b) 4 3 1 2
(c) 2 3 1 4
(d) 4 2 1 3

16. Match List-I with List-II and choose the right answer using given below codes from the lists :
List-I                                                                      List-II
(Fair)                                                                      (District)
A. Govind Saheb                                                          1. Bahraich
B. Kailash Mela                                                           2. Saharanpur
C. Syed Salar                                                               3. Azamgarh
D. Shakumbhari Devi                                               4. Agra

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 2 3 1 4
(b) 3 4 1 2
(c) 3 1 4 2
(d) 1 4 2 3

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17. Arrange the given below districts of Uttar Pradesh in descending order of population (2001) and choose the right answer from given below codes:
1. Allahabad
2. Gorakhpur
3. Lucknow
4. Mathura

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

18. Who among the given below did not contribute to the cultural activities of Lucknow?

(a) Binda Deen
(b) Ustad Dulhe Khan
(c) Menhdi
(d) Ilias Khan

19. On agricultural international agreement, the Green Box includes economic assistance for
1. Agricultural Research
2. Fertilizer
3. Irrigation
4. Plant Protection

Choose the right answer from the given below codes:
Codes:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 1 and 4

20. Assertion (A): Aluminum is the green metal.
Reason (R): It provides the replacement of wood for saving the forest.

Choose the right answer from given below codes:
Codes:

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the the right explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the the right explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is false, but (R) is true.
(d) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

21. A “Letter of Credit” is produced by
(a) an exporter
(b) an importer
(c) both by exporter and importer
(d) shipping company

22. The trusteeship theory of the business assets was pronounced by
(a) Henry Fayol
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) Jawahar Lai Nehru
(d) Karl Marx

23. Treasury bills are sold in India by
(a) Reserve Bank of India
(b) State Governments
(c) Commercial Banks
(d) SEBI

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24. Value Added Tax (VAT) in Uttar Pradesh was levied with effect from
(a) 1st April 2007
(b) 1st January. 2008
(c) 1st January 2009
(d) 1st April 2008

25. Which of the given below organizations is involved in providing the insurance against various risks to the exporters?
(a) Reserve Bank of India
(b) State Trading Corporation of India
(c) EXIM Bank
(d) Export Credit and Guarantee Corporation

26. “Principle of Indemnity” does not apply to
(a) Life Insurance
(b) Marine Insurance
(c) Fire Insurance
(d) All the above

27. Name of the person who attributes that “Everything else can wait, but not agriculture.”
(a) Jagjivan Ram
(b) Jawahar Lai Nehru
(c) Mahatma Gandhi
(d) Sardar Patel

28. Consider the given below statements :
1. The rail coach factory third is being established at Amethi in U.P.
2. Firozabad in U.P. is famous for pottery industry.
3. U.P. DESCO is a corporation under the Electronics Department.
4. The first polyester fibre factory in U.P. has been set up at Barabanki.Of these statements:
(a) Only 1 and 2 are the right.
(b) Only 2 and 3 are the right.
(c) Only 3 and 4 are the right.
(d) None of the above is the right.

29. In which plan, Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest industrial growth rate during?
(a) 5th Five Year Plan
(b) 6th Five Year Plan
(c) 10th Five Year Plan
(d) 11th Five Year Plan

30. ‘Inside trading’ is related to
(a) Public Expenditure
(b) Taxation
(c) Share Market
(d) Hawala

31. The festival “Sulah Kul” in Uttar Pradesh is a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity is organized in
(a) Meerut
(b) Aligarh
(c) Lucknow
(d) Agra

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32. The Operation ‘Green Project’ operation was launched in U.P. in
(a) 1952
(b) 1995
(c) 2001
(d) 2005

33. The North-South and East-West corridors meet at
(a) Jhansi
(b) Kanpur
(c) Lucknow
(d) Varanasi

34. Which one of the given below is not correctly matched in the context of U.P. ?
(a) Food Research and Analysis Centre – Lucknow
(b) Food Park – Noida
(c) Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Agricultural University – Meerut
(d) Indian Pulses Research Institute – Agra

35. Satyam Shivam Sundaram, a famous painting was prepared by
(a) Mahendra Nath Singh
(b) Nandkishore Sharma
(c) Shivnandan Nautiyal
(d) Vishwanath Mehta

36. Name of the place where the Centre for CAD – “Computer Aided Designing” Project in Uttar Pradesh is located
(a) Agra
(b) Allahabad
(c) Kanpur
(d) Lucknow

37. Consider the given below statements :
1. First EPZ of India was set up in 1965.
2. In India the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) policy was formulated in 2000.
3. Vadodara is famous for Patola Silk.
4. In Madhya Pradesh, Panna is famous gold mines.Of these statements :
(a) Only 1, 2 and 3 are the right.
(b) Only 2, 3 and 4 are the right.
(c) Only 3 and 4 are the right.
(d) All are the right.

38. World’s urban population outexcelled its rural population in
(a) 2001
(b) 2004
(c) 2009
(d) 2010

39. Navdatoli is situated in the State of
(a) Gujarat
(b) Maharashtra
(c) Chhattisgarh
(d) Madhya Pradesh

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40. Which of the given below classical works of literature were written during the Gupta Era?
1. Amarkosh
2. Kamsutra
3. Meghduta

41. MudrarakshasChoose the right answer from the codes given below :
Codes:
(a) 1 and 2 only
(b) 2 and 3 only
(c) 1, 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

42. In ancient India the irrigation tax was called
(a) Bidakabhagam
(b) Hiranya
(c) Udranga
(d) Uparnika

43. Elephanta’s famous rock-cut temples are ascribed to the
(a) Chalukyas
(b) Cholas
(c) Pallavas
(d) Rashtrakutas

44. Name of the person who represented the Indian National Congress in the Partition Council headed by Lord Mountbatten was
1. Abul Kalam Azad
2. Jawahar Lal Nehru
3. Sardar Patel
4. Rajendar Patel

Choose the right option from the given below codes:
Codes:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 1 and 4

45. Name of the Delhi Sultan who is said to have followed the policy of “blood and iron”
(a) Iltutmish
(b) Balban
(c) Jalaluddin Firoz Khalji
(d) Firoz Shah Tughlaq

46. Match List-I with List-II and choose the right answer using the codes given below the lists :
List-I                                                                List-11
A. Tarikh-i-Hind                                             1. Ibn Batuta
B. Tarikh-i-Dilli                                              2. Minhaj
C. Rehla                                                            3. Alberuni
D. Tabqat-i-Nasiii                                          4. Khusrau

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 1 3 2 4
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 4 2 3 1

47. Name of the medieval ruler who introduced the system of “patta” and “qabuliyat” to help the peasants.
(a) Alauddin Khalji
(b) Giyasuddin Tughlaq
(c) Fire. Shah Tughlaq
(d) Sher Shah

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48. Ramdas who is a saint was associated with the period of rule of
(a) Akbar
(b) Jehangir
(c) Shah Jahan
(d) Aurangzeb

49. Which is the right chronological order of the given below?
I. Cripps Mission
II. Gandhi-Irwin Pact
III. Simon Commission
IV. Partition of the country

(a) I, II, III, IV
(c) II, I. IV. III
(c) II, I. III. IV
(d) III. II. I. IV

50. Ash mound is associated with the Neolithic site at
(a) Budihal
(b) Sangan Kaliu
(c) Koidihvva
(d) Brahmgiri

51. Who had the longest tenure as the Viceroy of India ?
(a) Lord Curzon
(b) Lord Dufferin
(c) Lord Hardinge
(d) Lord Mayo

52. Name of the person who written famous book ” 1’he Alphabet” was
(a) Buhler
(b) David Diringer
(c) G.S Ojlia
(d) Sir William .Ions

53. Which of the given below inscriptions tells about the Aryan’s movement from Iran to India ?
(a) Man Sehra
(b) Slialibajgarhi
(c) Boghajkoi
(d) Junagarh

54. Satya Shodhak Movement was launched by
(a) Chhatrapati Sahu Ji Maharaj
(b) B.R. Ambedkar
(c) Jyotirao Phule
(d) T.N. Nair

55. Name of the governor-general under his Governor-Generalship Vernacular Act repealed was
(a) Lord Ripon
(b) Lord Lytton
(c) Lord Curzon
(d) Lord Dufferin

56. Which of the given below sources gives a detailed account of city administration of the Mauryas ?
(a) Kautilya’s Arthashastra
(b) Megasthanese’s lndica
(c) Mudrarakshasa of Vishakha Datta
(d) Inscription of Ashoka

57. Which one of the given below is not true about the Mughal Mansabdari Systeirm ?
(a) There were 33 divisions.
(b) They got conditional or Mashrut rank.
(c) ‘Sawar’ rank of their could exceed the ‘Zat’ rank.
(d) All military and civil officers were given mansabs.

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58. Name of the Army General (Commander) with which Shivaji sign the “Treaty of Purandhara” (1665 AD)
(a) Jai Singh
(b) Jaswant Singh
(c) Shaiyasta Khan
(d) Afzal Khan

59. Name of the person who atrributes “the British Government is not responsible for the partition of India” was

(a) Abul Kalam Azad
(b) Lord Attlee
(c) Lord Mountbatten
(d) Mahatma Gandhi

60. The emperors who may be called “aenlightened despot”
(a) Babar
(b) Humayun
(c) Akbar
(d) Aurangzeb

61. Which of the given below Kings is credited to have issued gold coins for the first time ?
(a) Kujula Kadphisa
(b) Wim Kadphisa
(c) Kanishka
(d) Huviska

62. Who among the given below has been called as a “Heaven Born General”?
(a) Albuquerque
(b) Robert Clive
(c) Francis Dupleix
(d) Lord Cornwallis

63. Name of the place where Tipu Sultan defeated the British army in 1780 was
(a) Hyderabad
(b) Pollilur
(c) Srirangapatnam
(d) Nizamabad

64. During which one of the given below battles, did Babar declare ‘Jehad’ ?
(a) Battle of Panipat
(b) Battle of Khanwa
(c) Batlie of Cbanden
(d) None of the above

65. Mahatma Gandhi launched the first Satyagraha campaign in
(a) Bardo’i
(b) Baroda
(c) Champaran
(d) Dandi

66. Yugantar Party was led by
(a) Jatindranath Mukherjee
(b) Sachindranath Sanyal
(c) Rashbehari Bose
(d) Subh.ish Chandra Bose

67. The Mughal style of painting was initiated by
(a) Akoar
(b) Humayun
(c) Jehangir
(d) Shah Jahan

68. Which of the given below is not correctly matched ?
(a) Unhappy India – Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(b) Durgesh Nandini – Bankim Chandra Chatterji
(c) India Wins Freedom – Abul Kalam Azad
(d) Book ‘Poverty and Un British rule in India’ – Dadabhai Naoroji

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69.  Read the given below events connected with the Indian National Movement:
1. Karachi Session of Indian National Congress -1931
2. Excatction of Rajguru
3. Gandhi Irwin Pact

Find the the right chronological order of the events from the codes given below :
Codes :
(a) 3, 2, 1
(b) 1, 2, 3
(c) 2, 3, 1
(d) 1, 3, 2

72. Which event was associated with the statement, “We shall either free India or die in the attempt”
(a) Non-cooperation Movement
(b) Civil Disobedience Movement
(c) Individual Satyagraha
(d) Quit India Movement

73. Name of the place where proclamation of queen Victoria was read out by Lord Canning on Is’ November, 1858 was
(a) Allahabad
(b) Calcutta
(c) Bombay
(d) Madras

74. Name of the person who written the book “Mountbatten and the Partition of India” was
(a) Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
(b) M.N. Das
(c) Louis Fischer
(d) None of the above

75. Delhi sultan who brought Ashoka’s Pillar to Delhi was
(a) Firozshah Tughlaq
(b) Jalaluddin Khilji
(c) Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq
(d) Qutub-ud-din Aibak

76. Tribe who does not belong to the Panchajana of Rig Vedic Aryans was
(a) Yadu
(b) Puni
(c) Turvasa
(d) Kikat

77. Name of the the First Society founded by Raja Ram Mohan Roy was
(a) Brahma Samaj
(b) Atmiya Sabha
(c) Brahma Sabha
(d) Tatvabodhini Sabha

78. The Sarnath Buddha image of Bhumisparshudra belongs to
(a) Mauryan period
(b) Sunga Period
(c) Kushana Period
(d) Gupta period

79. Who among the given below medieval scholars/ writers belonged to the Jain religion ?
(a) Maladhar Vasu
(b) Hemchandra Suri
(c) Parthasarthi
(d) Saayan

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80. Name of the Vedas, in which Sabha and Samiti are called as two daughters of Prajapati is
(a) Rigveda
(b) Samveda
(c) Yajurveda
(d) Atharvaveda

81. The resolution poorna swaraj adopted at the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress was moved by
(a) B.G. Tilak
(b) J.L. Nehru
(c) M.K.Gandhi
(d) Sardar Patel

82. Which one of the given below pairs is correctly matched ?
(a) Babar – Tuzuk-i-Babari
(b) Humayun – Humayun Namah
(c) SherShah – Tarikh-i-Sher Shahi
(d) Akbar – Tabka-irAkbari

83. Name of the country who has the largest percentage “of its total area under forests
(a) Japan
(b) Indonesia
(c) Surinam
(d) Guyana

84. Which one of the given below pairs is correctly matched ?
(a) Great Himalayan – Manali National Park
(b) Rajaji National Park – Dehradun
(c) Keoladeo National Park – Bharatpur
(d) Van Vihar National Park – Jabalpur

85. The most polluted city of India is
(a) Ankleshwar
(b) Lucknow
(c) Ludhiana
(d) Raipur

86. The garden of five seasons is located near
(a) Dal Lake
(b) Mehrauli
(c) Silent Valley
(d) Ooty

87. Which one of the given below does not find a place in UNESCO network of biosphere reserve ?
(a) Sunderban
(b) Gull” of Manner
(c) Rann of Kutch
(d) Nilgiri

88. The growth rate of population in U.P. out-excelled the national growth rate during
(a) 1941-51
(b) 1951-61
(c) 1961-71
(d) 1971-81

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89. Which one of the given below points does not Figure in the 10-year Action Plan formulated under the National Population Policy ?
(a) Greater involvement of members of self help groups.
(b) Free and compulsory elementary education
(c) Compulsory registration of marriages and pregnancy.
(d) The relation of reward is to those men who adopt terminal family planning methods

90. Arrange the given below States of India in descending order of their population density (2001). Use the codes given below to choose the the right answer :
1. Bihar
2. Kerala
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. West Bengal

Codes :
(a) 1,3,2,4
(b) 4, 1.3,2
(c) 4, 1,2,3
(d) 2.4, 1,3

91. The highest growth rate of urban population recorded in Uttar Pradesh during
(a) 1961-71
(b) 1971-81
(c) 1981-91
(d) 1991-2001

92. Uttar Pradesh population excels that of
1. Brazil
2. Indonesia
3. Japan
4. Russia

Choose the right answer from the given below codes:
Codes :
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 1 and 3
(c) 2 and 3
(d) 3 and 4

93. Arrange the given below States of India in descending order of their slum population. Use the codes given below to choose the right answer :
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Maharashtra
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. West BengalCodes :
(a) 2, 1, 3, 4
(b) 2.3,4, 1
(c) 3, 2, 1,4
(d) 4.2.3, 1

94. The largest percentage of decadal growth of urbanization in India has been witnessed during
(a) 1961-71
(b) 1971-81
(c) 1981-91
(d) 1991-2001

95. Urban corridors are concerned with
(a) expanding urban functions
(b) urban transport hazards
(c) rural-urban Fringe
(d) counter-urbanisation

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96. Countries which are leading producers of coffee in the world
(a) Brazil and Columbia
(b) Brazil and Vietnam
(c) Mexico and India
(d) Ethiopia and Mexico

97. States which are leading producers of coal in descending order
(a) Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa
(b) Jharkhand. Chhattisgarh and Orissa
(c) Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand
(d) Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh

98. Match List-I with List-II and choose the the right answer using the codes given below the lists :
List-I List-II
A. Windhoek 1. Kenya
B. Accra 2. Namibia
C. Nairobi 3. Ganga
D. Lusaka 4. ZambiaCode:
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 3 2 4 1
(d) 4 3 2 1

99. Africa’s highest mountain peak Mt. Kilimanjaro lies
(a) Kenya
(b) Malawi
(c) Tanzania
(d) Zambia

100. The Horn of Africa does not include
(a) Ethiopia
(b) Eritrea
(c) Somalia
(d) Sudan

101. The Death Valley of the U.S.A. lies in the state of
(a) Alaska
(b) California
(c) Maine
(d) Atlanta

102. The largest reserves of uranium are found in
(a) Australia
(b) Canada
(c) Kazakhstan
(d) South Africa

103. The Inuit people are not found in
(a) Alaska
(b) Greenland
(c) Canada
(d) Sweden

104. Hagari is a tributary of.
(a) Bhima
(b) Godavari
(c) Krishna
(d) Tungbhadra

105. The leading producer of tin in India is
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Chhattisgarh
(c) Jharkhand
(d) Orissa

106. The wheat production in India during 2006-07 and 2009-10 has
(a) maintained an upward trend
(b) experienced as shortfall
(c) experienced fluctuations
(d) remained stagnant

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107. Which one of the given below is not correctly matched?
(a) Amguri – Petroleum
(b) Lanjgarh – Bauxite
(c) Kamptee – Copper
(d) Bellary – Iron ore

108. The leading producer country of Titanium in the world is
(a) India
(b) Japan
(c) Russia
(d) U.S.A.

109. Which one of the given below is not correctly matched? Power Projects States
(a) Jawahar Sagar – Rajasthan
(b) Nagarjun Sagar – Andhra Pradesh
(c) Sivasamudram – Kerala
(d) Gandhi Sagar – Madhya Pradesh

110. Assertion (A) : Shortage of pulses but not of protein in India.
Reason (R): The pulses demand remains a priority.

Choose the the right answer from the codes given below:
Codes :
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the the right explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the the right explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

111. Which one of the given below is the longest inland waterways of the country ?
(a) Kakinada – Marakkam
(b) Kollam – Kottapuram
(c) Sadia – Dhubri
(d) Allahabad – Haldia

112. Arrange the given below the States of India in descending order of their rice production and choose the right answer from the codes given below :
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Punjab
3. Uttar Pradesh
4. West Bengal

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

113. Year when Andhra Pradesh was developing as a linguistic State was
(a) 1950
(b) 1953
(c) 1956
(d) 1961

UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2009

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114. Which one of the given below pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Amlai – Chhattisgarh
(b) Ballarpur – Maharashtra
(c) Brajrajnagar – Orissa
(d) Rajahmundry – Andhra Pradesh

115. The two largest chemical consumers of fertilizers in India are
(a) Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra
(b) Punjab and Haryana
(c) Punjab and Uttar Pradesh
(d) Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh

116. 2010 was designated by United Nations Organization as “International Year for the Youth”. Date of beginning of the international year for the youth begin was
(a) January 1, 2010
(b) August 1, 2010
(c) August 12, 2010
(d) January 12, 2010

117. “Centre for Development of Advanced Computing” has developed a new safeguard software against cyber attacks called
(a) AVARODH
(b) NAYAN
(c) TR1KAL
(d) None of these

118. 2010 Oscar Award for the best film was given to
(a) Crazy Heart
(b) The Blind Side
(c) The Cove
(d) The Hurt Locker

119. Name of the plant of NTPC which is not gas based
(a) Auraiya
(b) Aonla
(c) Dadri
(d) Tanda

120. As a survey which was conducted by the ‘National Council for Applied Economic Research’ (data released recently), which State in India has the highest percentage of population below the poverty line.
(a) Jharkhand
(b) Bihar
(c) Chhattisgarh
(d) Madhya Pradesh

121. When did India conclude its ‘Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement’ with the U.K.?
(a) February 2010
(b) January 2010
(c) March 2010
(d) April 2010

122. On May 6, 2010 as a result of Parliamentary election who has been chosen to head the Coalition government in the U.K.?
(a) Nick Clegg
(b) Tony Blair
(c) David Cameron
(d) Margaret Thatcher

UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2009

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123. The “Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)” was signed between which countries in April 2010 are
(a) U.S.A. and Russia
(b) Russia and China
(c) The U.S.A. and China
(d) The U.S.A. and North Korea

124. Name of the country where the air crash which occurred in April 2010 and resulted in the death of the President of Poland was
(a) Poland
(b) Russia
(c) Germany
(d) Italy

125. A number of units of nuclear reactors at Kundankulam in Tamil Nadu? Russia has agreed recently to construct
(a) 2
(b) 4
(c) 5
(d) 6

126. Name of the President of Central Asian country fled from his country in April 2010 and submitted his resignation was
(a) Kazakhstan
(b) Kyrgyzstan
(c) Turkmenistan
(d) Uzbekistan

127. What was the official code name of the Pokhran nuclear test -1974?
(a) Smiling Buddha
(b) ThunderBolt
(c) Flying Garud
(d) Agni Pareeksha

128. Garima II is the name of a
(a) cloned buffalo
(b) cloned cow
(c) cloned sheep
(d) BT tomato

129. Who, of the given below, has been appointed as Chairman of the Mumbai Stock Exchange in March 2010?
(a) Prof. Rakesh Mohan
(b) Prof. Bhagwati
(c) S. Rama Dorai
(d) Prof. Manoranjan Mishra

130. Place where the International Youth Festival held in August 2010, was
(a) Mexico city
(b) Moscow
(c) Beijing
(d) Tokyo

131. Which one of the given below statements about Brahmos is not the right?
(a) It is a supersonic cruise missile.
(b) Collaboration with Russia, it has been built in India.
(c) In way of Bengal, it was successfully test-fired on 22 March 2010.
(d) Its flight range is 400 km.

UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2009

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132. Name of the person who was not a recipient of the International Gandhi Peace Prize.
(a) DasmondTutu
(b) Nelson Mandela
(c) Aung Suu Kyi
(d) Shabana Azmi

133. The Fourth Ministerial Meet of the WTO was held at
(a) Singapore
(b) Geneva
(c) Seattle
(d) Doha

134. Who among the given below is not included in the list of artists in whose memory, the Indian post and Telegraph Department has declared on February 24, 2010, to issue postal stamps?
(a) Kanan Devi
(b) Meena Kumari
(c) Nutan
(d) Madhubala

135. Central tax revenue percentage which been recommended for allocation to the States by the Thirteenth Finance Commission was
(a) 30.5%
(b) 31.0%
(c) 32.0%
(d) 32.5%

136. As per Budget Estimates 2010-11, presented to Parliament on 26-2-10, arrange the given below sectors in descending order as per their Central Plan outlay.
1. Rural Development
2. Energy
3. Transport
4. Social ServicesChoose the right option from the given below codes
Codes:
(a) 1,2,3,4
(b) 2, 4, 3, 1
(c) 3, 1, 4, 2
(d) 4.3.2, 1

137. The new W.P.I, series was introduced on
(a) 1 April. 2010
(b) 1 July 2010
(c) 15 August 2010
(d) 14 September 2010

138. Name of the person who won 3 Grand Slams during 2010 was
(a) Andre Agassi
(b) Rafael Nadal
(c) Roger Federer
(d) Roy Emerson

139. Name of the brand of 16 digits unique identification number to be assigned to each individual in the country will be
(a) Pehchan
(b) Maadhyam
(c) Aadhar
(d) Aabhar

UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2009

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140. National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA) physicists have built an atomic clock; now recognized as the world’s most precise clock. It is based on
(a) Mercury atom
(b) Titanium atom
(c) Platinum atom
(d) Aluminum atom

141. The book, ‘The Proudest Day’ was authored by
(a) Alok Bhalla
(b) Durga Das
(c) Chandra Kumar & Mohinder Puri
(d) Anthony Read and David Fisher

142. Who, out of the given below, has’ been included in the “Hall of Fame” by I.C.C. in March 2010?
(a) Sachin Tendulkar
(b) Sunil Gavaskar
(c) Kapil Dev
(d) Anil Kumble

143. Which one of the given below is not correctly matched?
(a) Deepak Chopra – Physician
(b) Jhumpa Lahiri – Actress
(c) Sunita Williams – Astronaut
(d) Zubin Mehta – Western Music

144. Jnanpith Award for 2008 was given to
(a) Ali Sardar Jafri
(b) Akhlaq Khan Shaharyar
(c) Qurratul Hyder
(d) Raghupati Sahai Firaq

145. Nobel Prize 2010 in Literature was won by
(a) Herta Muller
(b) Andre Gein
(c) Vargas Lioss
(d) K. Novoselvo

146. Name of the first Indian who won the Wrestling World Championship – 2010 is
(a) Anil Kumar
(b) Rajendra Kumar
(c) Ravinder Singh
(d) Sushi I Kumar

147. Who of the given below won the Boxing World Championship 5 times in a row?
(a) Ravi Bala Charu
(b) Ravi Katulu
(c) M.C. Marykom
(d) Amandeep Singh

UPPCS Mains Question Paper 2009

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148. Assertion (A): Organic farming that reduces- the emission of greenhouse gases.
Reason (R): The absorption of CO2 in the soil is released by it. Choose the right option from the given below codes:
Codes:
(a) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the appropriate explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the appropriate explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

149. Match List-I with List-II and choose the right answer using the codes given below the lists :
List-I List-II
A. Priya Pravas 1. Indira Gandhi
B. Gaban 2. Ayodhya Prasad
C. Eternal India 3. Prem Chand
D. Shah Nama 4. FirdausiCodes :
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 3 2 4 1
(d) 4 3 2 1

150. Breeding work on sugarcane is being done at
(a) Lucknow
(b) Shahjahanpur
(c)’ Shravasti
(d) Coimbatore

Tungo Virus of rice is transmitted by
(a) Stem borer
(b) Gundhi bug
(c) Gall midge
(d) Green leafhopper

Crop of a pulse which does not fix atmospheric nitrogen is
(a) Gram
(b) Pea
(c) Raj ma
(d) Moong

Which one of the given below is not correctly matched
(a) Wheat – Phalaris minor
(b) Potato – Late blight
(c) Bajra – Ergot
(d) Sugarcane – Powdery mildew


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