Important Questions for State PSC Exams

By | April 3, 2018

1. In which one of the following States is Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary located?

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Manipur
  3. Meghalaya
  4. Nagaland

2. Consider the following countries:

  1. Australia
  2. Canada
  3. China
  4. India
  5. Japan
  6. USA

Which of the above are among the ‘free-trade partners’ of ASEAN?

  1. 1, 2, 4 & 5
  2. 3, 4, 5 & 6
  3. 1, 3, 4 & 5
  4. 2, 3, 4, & 6

3. The well-known painting “Bani Thani” belongs to the:

  1. Bundi school
  2. Jaipur school
  3. Kangra school
  4. Kishangarh school

4. What is “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), sometimes seen in the news?

  1. An Israeli radar system
  2. India’s indigenous anti-missile programme
  3. An American anti-missile system
  4. A defense collaboration between Japan and South Korea

5. Which of the following is an artificial lake?

  1. Kodaikanal (Tamilnadu)
  2. Kolleru (Andhra Pradesh)
  3. Nainital (Uttrakhand)
  4. Renuka (Himachal Pradesh)

6. In 1920, which of the following changed its name to “Swarajya Sabha”?

  1. All India Home Rule League
  2. Hindu Mahasabha
  3. South Indian Liberal Federation
  4. The Servants of Indian Society

7. The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), a UN mechanism to assist countries transition towards greener and more inclusive economies, emerged at:

  1. The Earth Summit on Sustainable Development 2002, Johannesburg
  2. The UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012, Rio de Janeiro
  3. The UNFCCC 2015, Paris
  4. The World Sustainable Development Summit 2016, New Delhi

8. Why is a plant called Prosopis juliflora often mentioned in news?

  1. Its extract is widely used in cosmetics
  2. It tends to reduce the biodiversity in the area in which it grows.
  3. Its extract is used in the synthesis of pesticides
  4. None of the above

9. “Momentum for Change: Climate Neutral Now” is an initiative launched by

  1. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  2. The UNEP Secretariat
  3. The UNFCCC Secretariat
  4. The World Meteorological Organizations

10. Who among the following were the founders of the “Hind Mazdoor Sabha” established in 1948?

  1. B. Krishna Pillai, E.M.S. Namboodiripad and K.C. George
  2. Jayaprakash Narayan, Deen Dayal Upadhyay and M.N. Roy
  3. C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer, K. Kamaraj and Veeresalingam Pantulu
  4. Ashok Mehta, T.S. Ramanujam and G.G. Mehta

11. With reference to the religious practices in India, the “Sthanakvasi” sect belongs to:

  1. Buddhism
  2. Jainism
  3. Vaishnavism
  4. Shaivism

12. With reference to Indian History, who among the following is a future Buddha, yet to come to save the world?

  1. Avalokiteshvara
  2. Lokesvara
  3. Maitreya
  4. Padmapani

13. Which one of the following foreign travelers elaborately discussed about diamonds and diamond mines of India?

  1. Francois Bernier
  2. Jean Baptiste Tavernier
  3. Jean de Thevenot
  4. Abbe Barthelemy Carre

14. Which one of the following statements does not apply to the system of Subsidiary Alliance introduced by Lord Wellesley?

  1. To maintain a large standing army at other’s expense
  2. To keep India safe from Napoleonic danger
  3. To secure a fixed income for the Company
  4. To establish British paramountcy over the Indian States

15. Economically, one of the results of the British rule in India in the 19th century was the:

  1. increase in the export of Indian handicrafts
  2. growth in the number of Indian owned factories
  3. commercialization of Indian agriculture
  4. rapid increase in the urban population

16. The terms ‘WannaCry, Petya and EternalBlue’ sometimes mentioned int he news recently are related to:

  1. Exoplanets
  2. Cryptocurrency
  3. Cyber attacks
  4. Minisatellites

17. Very recently, in which of the following countries have lakhs of people either suffered severe famine/acute malnutrition or died due to starvation caused by war/ethnic conflicts?

  1. Angola and Zambia
  2. Morocco and Tunisia
  3. Venezuela and Colombia
  4. Yemen and South Sudan

18. The term “two-state solution” is sometimes mentioned in the news in the context of the affairs of :

  1. China
  2. Israel
  3. Iraq
  4. Yemen

19. India enacted The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 in order to comply with the obligations to

  1. ILO
  2. IMF
  4. WTO

20. Among the following cities, which one lies on a longitude closest to that of Delhi?

  1. Bengaluru
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Nagpur
  4. Pune

21. International Labour Organization’s Convention 138 and 182 are related to:

  1. Child Labour
  2. Adaptation of agriculture practices to global climate change
  3. Regulation of food prices and food security
  4. Gender parity at the workplace

22. He wrote biographies of Mazzini, Garibaldi, Shivaji, and Shrikrishna ; stayed in America for some time; was also elected to the Central Assembly. He was

  1. Aurobindo Ghosh
  2. Bipin Chandra Pal
  3. Lala Lajpat Rai
  4. Motilal Nehru

23. “Rule of Law Index” released by which of the following?

  1. Amnesty International
  2. International Court of Justice
  3. The Office of UN Commissioner for Human Rights
  4. World Justice Project

24. Which of the following links all the ATMs in India?

  1. Indian Banks’ Association
  2. National Securities Depository Limited
  3. National Payments Corporation of India
  4. Reserve Bank of India

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