Solved Paper Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services 2014

By | June 30, 2017

1) In which of the following year the Asiatic Society of Bengal was  established?

  1.  1757
  2.  1784 (Asiatic Society of Bengal founded by Sir William Jones on 15  January 1784)
  3.  1835f
  4.  1857

2)      Which of the following is represented by the Harrapan Civilization?

  1. Second urbanization
  2. Third urbanization
  3. First urbanization
  4. Fourth urbanization

3)      Which of the following rivers is called ‘Nadittam’ in Rigveda?

  1. Jhelum
  2. Ravi
  3. Beas
  4. Saraswati

4)      The officer who enjoyed authority over the large pasture ground was known as during the Rigvedic period?

  1. Gramini
  2. Vrajapati
  3. Kulapas
  4. Senani

5)    Match names of List I with that of List II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Answer Matched:

  1. Kailashanath Temple – Kanchipuram
  2. Brihadeshwar Temple – Tanjavur
  3. Hoyasaleshwar – Halebid
  4. Gomteshwar – Shravanabelogola

6)      Which of the following is the author of Tamil Ramayana?

  1. Pampa
  2. Ponna
  3. Kamban
  4. Ranna

7)      Which of the following rivers ‘Swargadhari’ is located at?

  1. Indus
  2. Ganga
  3. Godavari
  4. Brahmaputra

8)      Who among the following increased the Mansab from 5000/- to 7000/-?

  1. Akbar
  2. Jahangir
  3. Shah Jahan
  4. Aurangzeb

9)      Which of the following political parties was called ‘Rajadroha Ka Karkhana’ by the British?

  1. Muslim League
  2. Indian National Congress
  3. Communist Party of India
  4. Unionist Party

10)   Who among the following established the Central Hindu School at Banaras?

  1. Madan Mohan Malviya
  2. Annie Besant
  3. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  4. Swami Dayanand

11)   Rani Gidalu was one of the freedom fighter from the north-east. She hailed from one of the following states. Identify it:

  1. Nagaland
  2. Manipur
  3. Assam
  4. Meghalaya

12)   Which of the following states did not return Congress in power after the first provincial elections in 1937?

  1. Punjab
  2. Gujarat
  3. Sindh
  4. Madras

13)   Which is not temperate grassland?

  1. Prairie
  2. Steppes
  3. Compos
  4. Downs

14)   Which one of the following is located in Atlantic Ocean?

  1. Okinawa
  2. Bermuda
  3. Timor
  4. Male

15)   Which one of the following is incorrect?

  1. India’s north-south extent is 3124 km
  2. India’s east-west extent is 2933 km
  3. India’s land frontier is 15,200 km
  4. India’s total geographical area is 4.2% of total land area of the world             

 

16)    Which of correct descending order in terms of length (km) of river?

  1. Ganga(2525), Godavari (1465), Krishna (1400), Narmada (1312)
  2. Ganga, Krishna, Godavari, Narmada
  3. Ganga, Godavari, Narmada, Krishna
  4. Ganga, Narmada, Godavari, Krishna

17)   Zulus tribe is found in?

  1. South America
  2. Africa
  3. Australia
  4. Asia

18)   Which of the following has the highest sex ratio as per 2011 census?

  1. Mizoram (975)
  2. Meghalaya (986)
  3. Tamil Nadu (995)
  4. Andhra Pradesh (992)

19)   Which one of the following is incorrect?

  1. No scheduled caste population is found in Karnataka
  2. Majority of Scheduled tribe population is found in hilly areas
  3. Main occupation of scheduled caste population is agriculture based activities
  4. No caste is notified as scheduled tribe in Delhi

Note: Scheduled caste population in Karnataka is 16.20%

20)   Which one of the following is the largest producer of coffee in the world?

  1. Sri Lanka
  2. Brazil
  3. America
  4. Kenya

21)   Which one of the following is not trade block?

  1. SAFTA
  2. EFTA
  3. OPEC
  4. UPEC

22)   Which is the tallest dam of India?

  1. Hirakund
  2. Tehri (260 m)
  3. Bhakhra- Nangal (226 m)
  4. Sardar Sarovar

23)   Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

  1. Pittsburg of India – Jamshedpur
  2. Boston of India – Ahmadabad
  3. Silicon Valley of India – Hyderabad
  4. Deccan Queen of India – Pune

24)    What was the exact constitutional status of the Indian Republic on 26th January 1950?

  1. a Democratic Republic
  2. a Sovereign Democratic Republic
  3. a Sovereign Secular Democratic Republic
  4. a Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic

25)   Who among the following former Presidents contested the election to the office of the President of India without resigning from the office of vice-President of India?

  1. Dr. Zakir Husain
  2. V.V. Giri
  3. R. Venkataraman
  4. Dr. S.D. Sharma

Select the correct answers from the codes given below:

Codes:-

  1. 1,3 and 4
  2. 2,3 and 4
  3. 1,2 and 3
  4. 1 and 3

26)    Which of the following are the ways of acquiring citizenship of India?

  1. Birth
  2. Descent
  3. Incorporational of Territory
  4. Naturalization

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:-

  1. 1 only
  2. 1 and 2
  3. 1,2 and 4
  4. 1,2,3 and 4

27) The Right to Freedom under Article 19 of the Constitution of India may be suspended by President of India?

  1. Under Article 360
  2. Under Article 356
  3. Under Article 352
  4. At any time he so desires

28) Disagreement between the two Houses of Parliament on the following bills can be resolved by the Houses in a joint sitting?

  1. An Ordinary Bill
  2. Money Bill
  3. Constitutional Amendment Bill
  4. Private Member Bill

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:-

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 1,3 and 4
  3. 1,2 and 3
  4. 1 and 4

29) Which of the following union territories do not have any representative in the Rajya Sabha?

  1. Delhi
  2. Chandigarh
  3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
  4. Lakshadweep

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  1. 4 only
  2. 3 and 4
  3. 2,3 and 4
  4. 1,3 and 4

30) Which of the following languages have been declared by the Constitution to be the languages for conducting business in Parliament?

  1. English
  2. Hindi
  3. English and Hindi
  4. English, Hindi and mother tongue

31) Which among the following committees was the first to demand constitutional recognition for Panchayats?

  1. Balwantrai Mehta Committee
  2. Ashok Mehta Committee
  3. G.V.K. Rao Committee
  4. L.M. Singhvi Committee

32) In which of the following states have the Panchayati Raj institutions been set up in conformity with the traditions and customs of the local people?

  1. Assam
  2. Goa
  3. Nagaland
  4. Arunachal Pradesh

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

Codes:-

  1. 1 and 3
  2. 1 and 4
  3. 3 and 4
  4. 1,3 and 4

33)Which one of the following models/theories views public policy as a continuation of previous government activities with some modifications?

  1. Rational Model
  2. Incremental Model
  3. Group Theory
  4. Game Theory

34)   The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) was set up in:

  1. 2006
  2. 2008
  3. 2010
  4. 2012

35)   What were the main findings of the N.N. Vohra Committee?

  1. Internal Security Threat
  2. Electoral Malpractices
  3. Politicization of Bureaucracy
  4. Nexus between Politicians, Bureaucrats and Criminals

36)   NABARD came into existence in the year:

  1. 1980
  2. 1982
  3. 1984
  4. 1986

37) Who is the Chairman of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) at present?

  1. Abhijit Sen
  2. Arjun Sengupta
  3. Ashok Gulati
  4. G.K. Chaddha

38)   The Targeted Public Distribution System (TDPS) was adopted in the year:

  1. 1991
  2. 1995
  3. 1997
  4. 2002

39) What is India’s Global Position out of 187 countries as per UNDP’s Human Development Report 2011?

  1. 119
  2. 134
  3. 143
  4. 137

40)   Which is the correct measure of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)?

Answer: No. of infant deaths during a year/ No. of live births during the year*1000

41)   What was the average annual growth rate of Agricultural and Allied Sectors in India during 11th five year plan?

  1. 3
  2. 3.6
  3. 4.2
  4. 2.8

42) The Khadi and Village Industries Commission was established during which of the Rive Year Plans?

  1. 4th
  2. 2nd
  3. 3rd
  4. 6th

43) “There is enough for everybody’s need but not enough for everybody’s greed.” Who said it?

  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru
  3. M.K. Gandhi
  4. Rabindranath Tagore

44)   Which of the statements given below is/are correct?

  1. Bihar has the highest decadal (2001-2011) growth rate population, while Kerala has the lowest.
  2. The best performing state in terms of growth rate during 2011-12 in Bihar

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 only
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 and 2

45) Which one of the following is taken as the Base Year for estimating GDP at constant prices in India during 2012-13?

  1. 1993-94
  2. 1999-2000
  3. 2004-05
  4. 2009-10

46)   Which Indian State has the lowest death rate according to census 2011?

  1. Orissa
  2. Kerala
  3. West Bengal
  4. Himachal Pradesh

47)   In a National Park, protection is provided to:

  1. Entire ecosystem
  2. Flora and Fauna
  3. Fauna only
  4. Flora only

48)    Soil erosion can be prevented by:

  1. Deforestation
  2. Forestation
  3. Overgrazing
  4. Vegetation removal

49)   Climatology is the science of:

  1. Edaphic factors
  2. Topographic
  3. Climate factors
  4. Biotic factors

50)   Ultimate source of energy for living being is:

  1. Carbohydrates
  2. Fats
  3. Sunlight
  4. ATB

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Part-2

1)      ‘Jhum’ is a term used for:

  1. Terrace farming
  2. Tribal farming
  3. Shifting farming
  4. Farming on a slope

2)      The working principal of a washing machine is:

  1. Centrifugation
  2. Dialysis
  3. Reverse osmosis
  4. Diffusion

3)      An air bubble in water will act like a:

  1. Convex mirror
  2. Convex lens
  3. Concave mirror
  4. Concave lens

4)      Diffusion of light in the atmosphere takes place due to:

  1. Carbon dioxide
  2. Dust particles
  3. Helium
  4. Water vapors

5)       The characteristics odour of garlic is due to:

  1. A chloro compound
  2. A sulphur compound
  3. Acetic acid
  4. A fluorine compound

6)      Which one of the following is an active component of clove oil?

  1. Menthol
  2. Eugenol
  3. Methanol
  4. Benzaldehyde

7)      Which one of the following is not an essential micronutrient for plants?

  1. Boron
  2. Zinc
  3. Sodium
  4. Copper

8)      Fat present below the skin surface in our body, acts as a barrier against:

  1. Loss of heat from our body
  2. Loss of essential body fluids
  3. Loss of salts from the body
  4. Entry of harmful micro-organisms form the environments

9)      When ants bite, they inject:

  1. Glacial acetic acid
  2. Methanol
  3. Formic acid
  4. Stearic acid

10)   The “Stones” formed in human kidney consist mostly of:

  1. Calcium oxalate
  2. Sodium acetate
  3. Magnesium sulphate
  4. Calcium alone

11)   Cryogenic engines find applications in:

  1. Submarine propulsion
  2. Frost-free refrigerators
  3. Rocket technology
  4. Researches in super-conductivity

12)    In eye donation, which one of the following parts of donor’s eye is utilized?

  1. Iris
  2. Lens
  3. Cornea
  4. Retina

13)   The major component of honey is:

  1. Glucose (31%)
  2. Sucrose (1%)
  3. Maltose
  4. Fructose (38%)

14)   Arteries supplying blood to the:

  1. Carotid arteries
  2. Hepatic arteries
  3. Coronary arteries
  4. Pulmonary arteries

15)   What is the average fat content of “Buffalo milk”?

  1. 7.2%
  2. 4.2%
  3. 9.0%
  4. 10.0%

16)   Which of the following fuels causes minimum environmental pollution?

  1. Diesel
  2. Coal
  3. Hydrogen
  4. Kerosene

17)   Standard 18-carat gold sold in the market contains:

  1. 82 parts gold and 18 parts other metals
  2. 18 parts gold and 82 parts other metals
  3. 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metals
  4. 9 parts gold and 15 parts other metals

18)   Which of the following types of glasses can cut-off ultraviolet rays?

  1. Soda glass
  2. Pyrex glass
  3. Jena glass
  4. Croobes glass

19)   On the bank of which river is Nadaun town of Hamirpur District?

  1. Satluj
  2. Ravi
  3. Beas
  4. Uhl

20)   Which mountain pass connects Spiti to Ladakh?

  1. Kangla
  2. Shipki
  3. Rohtang
  4. Manirang

21)   Which of the following is not in the vicinity of Kullu?

  1. Sultanpur Palace
  2. Bijli Mahadev
  3. Dev Tibba
  4. Kalatope

22)   In which town is Panchvaktra temple?

  1. Chamba
  2. Mandi
  3. Hamirpur
  4. Una

23)   Which lake at Rewalsar Mandi is known for floating island?

  1. Kuntbhyog
  2. Parashar
  3. Kalasar
  4. Sukhsar

24)   Identify the correct chronological order in which the following Europeans travelled in Punjab and Shimla Hill states?

Select the correct answer from the code given below:

  1. Vigne
  2. Moorcraft
  3. Forster
  4. Thomas Coryat

Codes:

  1. 4,3,2,1
  2. 1,3,2,4
  3. 2,1,3,4
  4. 4,1,2,3

25)    Which action of Raja Sansar Chand prompted the Hill Chiefs to invite Gurkhas to invade Kangra?

  1. His failure to retrieve Kangra fort
  2. His attack on Kahlur state and capture some territory
  3. His alliance with Sikh Chief Jassa Singh Ramgarhia
  4. His defeat at the hands of Sikh Chief Jai Singh of Kanhaiya Misl

26)   Which of the following is believed to be the oldest among Shimla Hill States?

  1. Jubbal
  2. Keonthal
  3. Bushahr
  4. Baghat

27)   Who negotiated the arrangement between the states of Kashmir and Chamba by which the later became independent of the former?

  1. Col. Lawrence
  2. George Russel
  3. David Ochterlony
  4. Captain G. Birch

28)   Raja of which state was treated by the wife of Dara Shikoh as her son?

  1. Kangra
  2. Sirmaur
  3. Nurpur
  4. Guler

29)   When did the consultative body of ruler of princely states known as Narendra Mandal came into existence?

  1. 1911
  2. 1921
  3. 1931
  4. 1941

30)   With which district of Himachal Pradesh is Kayang folk dance mainly associated?

  1. Una
  2. Solan
  3. Sirmaur
  4. Kinnaur

31)   With which of the following is NGO named Vishakha is associated?

  1. Dalits
  2. Women
  3. Physically challenged
  4. Senior citizens

32)   When was a Sanad granted to the Raja of Bilaspur by the British government confirming his possession on the right bank of Satluj?

  1. February, 1846
  2. March, 1846
  3. October, 1847
  4. April, 1848

33)   Court poet of which princely state of Shimla Hills is the author of Shashi Vansh Vinod?

  1. Jubbal
  2. Nurpur
  3. Guler
  4. Bilaspur

34)   Who was the first person to vote in the First General Elections in India in 1951-52?

  1. Shyam Saran Negi of Kalpa
  2. Satya Dev Bushehri of Rohru
  3. Bhagmal Sautha of Jubbal
  4. Anand Chand of Bilaspur

35)   In which year publication of Hindi daily Divya Himachal begin?

  1. 1997
  2. 2001
  3. 2003
  4. 2007

36)   Which Tehsil of Mahasu district was carved out to form Kinnaur district?

  1. Rohru
  2. Chini
  3. Kotkhai
  4. Rampur

37)   According to Annual Status Education Report (ASER) 2012-13 what percentage of class V students of Himachal Pradesh Government and private schools can read only class II text?

  1. 44.6
  2. 57.7
  3. 72.8
  4. 83.8

38)   Who led the famous Mandi conspiracy of 1914-15?

  1. Swami Krishna Nand
  2. Pandit Gauri Prasad
  3. Sobha Singh
  4. Mian Jawahar Singh

39)   Which day is observed as Anti-Leprosy Day?

  1. October 02
  2. November 14
  3. January 30
  4. October 31

40)   After which American scientist is ‘h-index’ named?

  1. Jorge E. Hirsch
  2. Frederick Sainger
  3. Linus Pauling
  4. Percy Julian

41)   Which lake is jointly owned by China and India?

  1. Tsomoriri
  2. Tsokar
  3. Pongong Tso
  4. Thanka

42)   Who is George Alexander Louis?

  1. A French Novelist
  2. An American film star
  3. Third in the line as heir to the British throne
  4. A German football player

43)   In which field did Frederick Sainger win Nobel Prize twice?

  1. Literature
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Peace

44)   When was telegraph service closed in India?

  1. July, 2013
  2. September, 2012
  3. June, 2013
  4. October, 2013

45)   Who is Shinzo Abe?

  1. Prime Minister of Israel
  2. Dissident artist of China
  3. Chess player of Korea
  4. Prime Minister of Japan

46)   With which game/sport is Deepika Kumari associated?

  1. Wrestling
  2. Archery
  3. Badminton
  4. Boxing

47)   What is the name of Pakistani Bus that plies between Lahore and Delhi?

  1. Sada-e-Sarhad
  2. Samjhauta
  3. Karvan-e-Aman
  4. Dosti

48)   For which work did Mridula Garg get the 2013 Sahitya Academy Award?

  1. Miljulaman
  2. Uske Hisse Ki Dhoop
  3. Chitkobra
  4. Kathgulab

49)    According to Transparency Intentional which are the most honest countries in the world in 2012-13?

  1. France and Belgium
  2. Holland and Australia
  3. New Zealand and Denmark
  4. Sweden and Germany

50)      Who was crowned as Miss World in 2013 beauty contest?

  1. Marialin of France
  2. Navaneet Kaur of India
  3. Oaklin of Ghana
  4. Megan Young of Philippines

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One thought on “Solved Paper Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services 2014

  1. ROHIT KHANNA

    Q. no 11 Rani Gaindalu was born in Manipur. died in Manipur. Most of her activities revolves around Manipur. Then how can she belong to Nagaland. Please Clear this question.

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