Himachal Pradesh Subordinate Allied Services Exam 2016 (Part-1)

By | June 30, 2017

1. What is the Vedic name of Yamuna?

A) Kalindi

B) Kshipra

C) Purushni

D) Asikini

2. At which place does river Beas intersects the Dhauladhar mountain range?

A) Rampur

B) Larji

C) Kangla

D) Kugti

3. Which one of the following lakes is not in Chamba district of H.P.?

A) Ghadasru

B) Kareri

C) Mahakali

D) Manimahesh

4. Which mountain pass joins Kullu and Mandi Districts of H.P.?

A) Dulchi

B) Jalasu

C) Jalori

D) Darati

5. With which rishi is Nirmand region of Kullu associated?

A) Vyas

B) Vashisth

C) Parashuram

D) Vishwamitra

6. With which of the following is Rewalsar village of Mandi District of H.P. associated?

A) Padamsambhav

B) Lomas Rishi

C) Guru Gobind Singh

D) All of the above

7. In which District of H.P. is Chamera lake?

A) Bilaspur

B) Mandi

C) Sirmaur

D) Chamba

8. What is the title of Justice Mehar Chand Mahajan’s autobiography?

A) Looking Back

B) Looking Behind

C) Looking Past

D) Looking Within

9. Who is the author of ‘Gurkha Conquest of Arki’?

A) Manmohan Singh

B) C.L. Datta

C) R.L. Handa

D) U.S. Parmar

10. Which princely state witnessed the Juga agitation around 1883 AD in which some farmers self-immolated?

A) Guler

B) Sirmaur

C) Kehlur

D) Bushahr

11. On which day does the Guga Mandli begin to recite the Guga story by going around different villages?

A) On Rakshabandhan

B) On Guga Naumi

C) On Janmashtmi

D) On Nag Panchmi

12. Near which fort a battle was fought in May 1815 between the British and the Gurkhas in which Bhakti Thapa was killed?

A) Malaun

B) Kamlaha

C) Kotla

D) Lohgarh

13. Which Raja of Kangra princely state refused to marry his daughter to the son of Dhian Singh and has to flee to save his honour and life from Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s ire?

A) Ghamand Chand

B) Rup Chand

C) Anirudh Chand

D) Jai Chand

14. Which Raja of Kehlur princely state died issueless whose death gave rise to succession struggle?

A) Mahan Chand

B) Kharak Chand

C) Bijai Chand

D) Amar Chand

15. Around which year was Lahul region captured by the Sikhs?

A) 1814-15

B) 1828-29

C) 1835-36

D) 1840-41

16. Which one of the following hydropower projects is not in private sector?

A) Sumez

B) Kurmi

C) Jogini

D) Rukti

17. According to 2010-11 Agricultural census what is the percentage of small and marginal holdings in H.P.?

A) 82.09 percent

B) 85.36 percent

C) 87.95 percent

D) 89.23 percent

18. Where was mobile soil testing lab set up in H.P. in 2010-11?

A) Palampur

B) Nurpur

C) Shahpur

D) Sujanpur

19. What is the extent of state subsidy for setting up Poly houses?

A) 30 percent

B) 40 percent

C) 50 percent

D) None of the above

20. Where is sheep breeding farm in Shimla District?

A) Mashobra

B) Khaneti

C) Chirgaon

D) Jeori

21. Which Sikh Guru got three villages from the Rani of Kehlur princely state and made his residence at Mokhowal ( later known as Anandpur Sahib)?

A) Guru Nanak

B) Guru Arjun Dev

C) Guru Hargobind

D) Guru Tegh Bahadur

22. Which one of the following princely states did not help the British during the 1857 uprising?

A) Mandi

B) Chamba

C) Bushahr

D) Kehlur

23. Which Raja of Sirmaur princely state tried to organize the administration of his state on the British pattern?

A) Shamsher Parkash

B) Fateh Parkash

C) Dharam Parkash

D) Karam Parkash

24. Around which year did the ruler of Chamba princely state give almost all the forests of the state on lease?

A) 1837 AD

 B) 1846 AD

C) 1861

 D) 1864 AD
25. On what basis are surnames like Kalta, Tegata, Gangta and Jharta given in some parts of Shimla District?

A) on the name of the village

B) on the name of ( head of) the clan

C) on the basis of occupation of the family

D) on the name of month or day of birth

26. How many silk yarn reeling units have been set up in Bilaspur District of H.P. in the private sector?

A) None

B) One

C) Five

D) Thirteen

27. What was the approximate number of registered unemployed on the live registers of the employment exchanges in H.P. on 31-12-2014?

A) Ten Lakh

B) Five Lakh

C) Fifteen Lakh.

D) Twenty Lakh

28. What is the minimum educational qualification for availing the Skill Development allowance in H.P.?

A) 5th class pass

B) 8th class pass

C) 10th class pass

D) No educational qualifications

29. How much discount is allowed in the bus fare under the Green Card Scheme of H.R.T.C.?

A) 25 percent

B) 30 percent

C) 40 percent

D) 50 percent

30. According to 2014-15 Economic Survey approximately how many Stay units are registered in H.P.?

A) 387

B) 576

C) 823


31. What was the number of nominated members in the first Himachal Vidhan Sabha constituted in 1951-52?

Answer: two 

32. What was the number of elected members in the H.P. Vidhan Sabha constituted in 1967?

A) 36

B) 41

C) 60

D) 68

33. In which building of Shimla town did A.O. Hume conceive the formation of Indian National Congress?

A) Peterhoff

B) Rothney Castle

C) Red Roof

D) Manor House

34. Who organized an agitation against the Raja of Mandi in 1909 AD?

A) Mathra Dass

B) Hardev

C) Mian Jawahar Singh

D) Shobha Ram

35. Who presided over the conference of Praja Mandals of Hill States held at Jubbal on July 13, 1939?

B) Bhag Mal Sautha

36. What was the venue of All India State Peoples Conference held on January 26, 1948?

B) Jubbal

37. To which area of Mandi District did Thakur Karam Singh, Chairman of H.P. Territorial Council, belong?

A) Sarkaghat

B) Jogindernagar

C) Dharampur

D) Chachiot

38. When was H.P. Academy of Arts, Culture and Language set up?

A) 1966

B) 1968

C) 1971

D) 1972

39. Who is the author of Twarikh-Jubbal, Kohistan, Shimla?

A) Ranjor Singh

B) Ganesh Singh Bedi

C) Bhagwan Dass

D) Acchar Singh

40. Which of the following is not included in the category of Scheduled Tribes in H.P.?

A) Bhot

B) Lamba

C) Khampa

D) Doom

41. As per 2011 census which district of H.P. has the highest density of population?

A) Shimla

B) Hamirpur (406)

C) Mandi

D) Una (338)

42. Which District of H.P. reported the highest incidence of crime during 2014?

A) Kangra

B) Mandi

C) Shimla

D) Solan

43. In which district of H.P. is Tangnu Romai hydropower project?

A) Simaur

B) Kullu

C) Shimla

D) Chamba

44. In which district of H.P. a site has been identified for setting up a solar plant?

A) Mandi

B) Kullu

C) Shimla

D) Bilaspur

45. In which river basin is Sarbari hydel power project?

A) Beas

B) Satluj

C) Yamuna

D) Ravi

46.At which one of the following reservoirs the per hectare production of fish is highest in India?

A) Chamera

B) Pong Dam

C) Gobind Sagar

D) Ranjit Sagar Dam

47. Which country is assisting in Swan River Integrated Watershed Management Project in Una?

A) Japan

B) Norway

C) Germany

D) France

48. Which bank is collaborating in implementing the Doodh Ganga Scheme in H.P.?

A) S.B.I.


C) UCO Bank


49. What is the approximate percentage of total geographical area of H.P. under forests?

A) 33 percent

B) 50 percent

C) 66 percent

D) 75 percent

50. In which District of H.P. is Shahnehar Irrigation Project?

A) Una

B) Kangra 

C) Hamirpur

D) Chamba

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51. Who led the Gurkha Regiment’s 1857 revolt at Jutog Cant?

A. Ram Parsad Bairagi 

B. Subedar Bhim Singh 

C. Commander Amar Singh Thapa 

D. Captain Rattan Singh 

52. Which is the birth place of Pahari Gandhi Baba Kanshi Ram? 

A. Gurnkad village in Kangra District 

B. Haroli village in Una District

C. Khidri village in Kangra District

D. Bhumpal village in Hamirpur District

53. In which year was suspension bridge built over river Beas near Mandi town of H.P?

A.1878 AD 

B. 1882 AD

C. 1888 AD

D. 1894 AD

54. What is the approximate area of Kangra District of H.P (in sq. Kms)?

A. 3975 sq. kms

B. 5739 sq. kms 

C. 7395 sq. kms

D. 9537 sq. Kms

55. Which Mughal emperor ordered the demolition of all temples of Chamba Princely state around 1678 AD?

A. Akbar

B. Jahangir

C. Shah Jahan

D. Aurangzeb 

56. When was Social Forestry Project launched In H.P ?


B. 1985-86 



57. Which Raja of Chamba abdicated in favour of his son Shyam Singh around 1873 AD ?

A. Siri Singh

B. Gopal Singh 

C. Jeet Singh

D. Charat Singh

58. Who occupied the throne of Kangra princely state when Raja Hari Chand was presumed dead ?

A. Ranbir Chand

B. Jagat Chand

C. Karam Chand 

D. Ghamand Chand

59. Which noble of Lambagraon became the chief of Katoch clan after the death of Raja Pramod Chand in 1850-51?

A. Kirat Chand

B. Uday Chand

C. Daljit Chand

D. Pratap Chand 

60. Which uncle of Raja Ajit Singh of Kullu attacked the kingdom with the help of Rajas of Kangra and Mandi but was defeated because of sabotage by the Raja of Mandi?

A. Kishan Singh 

B. Jhagad Singh

C. Hira Singh

D. Lal Singh

61. According to Paris Agreement on climate change, the countries of the world have resolved to limit the rise in global average surface temperature by the year 2050 ( with reference to pre-industrial times) upto a maximum of :

A) 2.5 C

B) 2 C

C) 1.5 C

D) 1C

62. Indian government has set a target of reducing its carbon emission intensity by the year 2030 ( with respect to 2005) to the extent of :

A) 15-25 %

B) 25-30%

C) 33-35%

D) 40-50%

63. At present, the concentration of carbon dioxide gas in the atmosphere by volume is about:

A) 0.04%

B) 0.03%

C) 0.09%

D) 1.1%

64. Total forest cover as percent(%) of its geographical area is maximum for which state of India?

A) Madhya Pradesh

B) Kerala

C) Uttarakhand

D) Mizoram 

65. Green Climate Fund (GCF) is expected to have contributions from UN member states totaling:

A) $ 10 bn per year

B) $ 20 bn per year

C) $ 50 bn per year

D) $ 100 bn per year

66. By the year 2030, the share of renewable energy in the total installed capacity of electrical power in the country, sought to be achieved by Government of India, is:

A) 40%

B) 50%

C) 60%

C) 35%

67. International Solar Alliance was launched by Prime Minister of India along with:

A) Barack Obama

B) David Cameron

C) Angela Merkel

D) Francois Hollande

68. In recent times ‘Yellow rain’ has been reported to have been observed in some parts of which state?

A) Kerala

B) Uttar Pradesh

C) Chhattisgarh

D) Goa

69. The year 2016 has been declared by UN as:

A) International year of soils

B) International year of pulses

C) International year of solar energy

D) International year of nano-science

70. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has entered into collaboration with which country for the programme ‘Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security’?

A) Germany

B) Israel


D) Canada

71. Who is currently the chairperson of National Green Tribunal?

A) Sunita Narayan

B) M.C. Mehta

C) Bhure Lal

D) Swatanter Kumar

72. To curb air pollution, the odd-even scheme for vehicles was introduced first time in which city?

A) Delhi

B) Beijing

C) Mexico

D) Bogota

73. ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’ is about:

A) Free LPG connection to poor families

B) Providing electricity to all villages

C) Developing solar cities

D) Providing scholarship to poor girl students

74. The recent unprecedented wildfire nick-named “Beast” has occurred in which country?

A) India

B) Australia

C) Canada

D) Brazil

75. The refugee crises in Europe emanated from the exodus of people from:

A) Syria

B) Iraq

C) Algeria

D) Oman

76. G4 group of countries include:

A) India, Germany, Japan, South Africa

B) India, Germany, Japan, Brazil

C) Russia, India, Germany, Japan

D) USA, Canada, Germany, France

77. In the year 2016, Japan conferred one of its highest civilian honors—‘Order of Rising Sun’ (Gold and Silver Star) on:

A) N.K. Singh

B) E. Sreedharan

C) Amitabh Bachchan

D) Narendra Modi

78. International Festival of Drums and Traditional Arts titled — ‘Drums dialogue for Peace’ was recently held in which city?

A) Panjim

B) Cairo

C) Rio de Janeiro

D) Durban

79. In connection with ‘Panama Leaks’, the name Mossack Fonseca is that of a:

A) National leader

B) Offshore law firm

C) Investigative journalist

D) Newspaper

80. In the year 2015, in terms of its GDP ($dollars) India economy in the world ranking was at number:

A) 4

B) 5

C) 6

D) 8

81. As per the UN estimates, the world’s population by the year 2050 is going to be about:

A) 8.5 bn

B) 9.7 bn

C) 10.5 bn

D) 11.5 bn

82. The fastest India train ‘Gatiman Express’ has the highest speed of:

A) 160 km/hr

B) 200 km/hr

C) 340 km/hr

D) 370 km/hr

83. Which of the famous poets mentioned below is known by the name ‘The Bard’?

A) William Shakespeare

B) William Wordsworth

C) John Milton

D) W.B. Yeats

84. Who is the author of the book — ‘Friends in Wild Places: Birds, Beasts and Other Companions’?

A) Vikram Seth

B) Adela Florence Nicolson

C) Ruskin Bond

D) Rudyard Kipling

85. Who is the cartoonist best known for his creation “The Common Man”?

A) R.K. Laxman

B) Abu Abraham

C) Mario Miranda

D) O.V. Vijayan

86. World’s smallest (nano) thermometer is bases on:

A) DNA molecules

B) Graphene

C) Silicon

D) Gallium arsenide

87. LISA Pathfinder mission has been launched by:

A) European Space Agency

B) Indian Space Research Organization


D) Japanese Space Agency

88. Thirty Meter Telescope project has the following partner countries:

A) USA, Canada, Britain, France, China

B) USA, Japan, China, India, France

C) USA, France, Britain, India, China

D) USA, Canada, China, India, Japan

89. At present, which country has the distinction of having world’s most powerful supercomputer?

A) Britain


C) China

D) Japan

90. Which of the following is the first completely open source mobile OS?

A) Black Berry OS

B) Bada

C) iOS Symbian

D) Android

91.4G spectrum band does not have the frequency band:

A) 1800 MHz

B) 2300 MHz

C) 2500 MHz

D) 4200 MHz

92. Which is the first country in the world to make internet access a legal right?

A) Finland

B) Norway

C) Sweden

D) Germany

93. Identify the country with top average internet connection speed at present:

A) Norway

B) Japan

C) South Korea

D) Sweden

94. LIGO detectors observed:

A) Higgs boson

B) X-rays

C) Cosmic rays

D) Gravitational waves

95. The film ‘The man who knew infinity’ is based on the life of which famous scientist?

A) Srinivasa Ramanujan

B) Brahmagupta

C) K. Chandrasekhar

D) Stephen Hawkins

96. The world’s lightest synthetic material ‘silica aerogel’ is known by the name:

A) Green air

B) Blue air

C) Grey air

D) Brown air

97. Which city leads the list of cities under Smart City Mission of Government of India?

A) Pune

B) Bhubneshwar

C) Ahmadabad

D) Vishakhapatnam

98. In the year 2015, the worst affected country due to the outbreak of “Zika” virus was:

A) Cabo Verde

B) Bangladesh

C) Uganda

D) Brazil

99. Which of the following digital wallets has not been launched by a bank?

A) PayTM

B) Lime

C) Pockets

D) Buddy

100. Jack Ma is the founder of e-commerce firm:

A) Alibaba

B) Myntra

C) Zomato

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