Solved Paper Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services (HPAS/HAS) Exam 2019 [Part-1]

By | May 27, 2019

Series – D

1. Which of the following concentrations of Ozone in ambient air is considered good?

  1. Upto 0.06 ppm
  2. Upto 0.18 ppm
  3. Upto 0.15 ppm
  4. Upto 0.20 ppm

2. The intensity of a normal conversation in decibel is between:

  1. 30-35
  2. 60-80
  3. 35-60
  4. 70-80

3. The impacts caused by the construction of dams and reservoirs include all, except

  1. Loss of flora and fauna
  2. Reservoir-induced seismicity
  3. Waterborne diseases
  4. Desertification

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4. Which of the following processes does not occur in the water cycle?

  1. Condensation
  2. Infiltration
  3. Evaporation
  4. Composition

5. Match List-1 and List-2 and choose the correct answer from the codes given below:

List-1 (Events)

  1. Appiko Movement
  2. Narmada Bachao Andolan
  3. People for Animals
  4. Resurrection of Kali Bein rivulet

List-2 (Names)

  1. Maneka Gandhi
  2. Appu and Mamtha
  3. Balbir Singh Seechewal
  4. Medha Patkar


(1)        (2)         (3)        (4)

  1. i            ii            iii          iv
  2. i            ii            iv          iii
  3. iv          iii           ii           i
  4. ii           iv           i            iii

6. Match the items given in Column-1 and Column-2 and choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


(P) The Montreal Protocol

(Q) The Paris Agreement

(R) The Rio Summit

(S) First UN IPCC Conference


  1. 1992
  2. 1995
  3. 1987
  4. 2015


(P)        (Q)         (R)          (S)

  1.  i             ii            iii           iv
  2. ii            iii            i             iv
  3. iii          iv             i              ii
  4. iv           iii             ii             i

7. Which of the following is not derived from wild cabbage?

  1. Broccoli
  2. Cauliflower
  3. Kohlrabi
  4. Spinach

8. Which of the following scientists is associated with the theory of natural selection during the evolution of life?

  1. Mendel
  2. Darwin
  3. Haldane
  4. Miller

9. In which of the following conditions bio-gas is produced?

  1. Presence of oxygen
  2. Action of aerobic microorganisms
  3. Action of anaerobic microorganisms
  4. Presence of fertilizers

10. Why do ventricles have thicker muscular walls than atria?

  1. Ventricles receive oxygen-rich blood than atria.
  2. Ventricles have to pump blood into various organs
  3. Atria have to pump blood into various organs
  4. Ventricles first receives blood from the various organs

11. Which of the following is not a reflex action?

  1. Breathing
  2. Heart-pumping
  3. Salivation
  4. Movement of hand

12. Which part of the brain maintains posture and equilibrium of the body?

  1. Fore-brain
  2. Mid-brain
  3. Hind-brain
  4. Spinal cord

13. What is the color of Litmus solution when it is neither acidic nor basic?

  1. Red
  2. Yellow
  3. Blue
  4. Purple

14. Which of the following statements is not correct?

  1. All bases are soluble in water
  2. All bases do not dissolve in water
  3. An alkali is a base that dissolves in water
  4. Bases generate hydroxide (OH-) ions in water

15. What does ‘p’ represent in pH?

  1. Potential
  2. Property
  3. Power
  4. Potenz

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16. Which of the following does not represent a refractive defect of vision?

  1. Myopia
  2. Hypermetropia
  3. Presbyopia
  4. Cataract

17. During dispersion of white light by the glass prism, which of the following light of the spectrum bends the most?

  1. Blue
  2. Violet
  3. Indigo
  4. Red

18. Which of the following phenomena is responsible for twinkling of stars?

  1. Reflection of starlight
  2. Refraction of starlight
  3. Dispersion of starlight
  4. Tyndall effect

19. In which year Swiss envoy W.P. Blazer put up a sign board, which formally and officially, declared Khajjair as ‘Mini Switzerland’?

  1. 7th July, 1992
  2. 1st Oct, 1975
  3. 10th March, 1966
  4. 8th June, 1990

20. Match List-1 and List-2 and select the correct answer from the codes given below?


  1. Kiara-dun Valley
  2. Balh Valley
  3. Kangra Valley
  4. Bara Bhangal Valley


  1. Dhauladhar and shivalik Range
  2. Markanda and Dharti Ranges
  3. Shimla Ridge and Shivalik Hills
  4. Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal Ranges


(i)       (ii)       (iii)          (iv)

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

21. Which of the following Himalayan Zone has the highest 36+ percentage of the total geographical area of H.P.?

  1. Trans Himalayan Zone
  2. Sub-Himalayan Zone
  3. Lower Himalayan Zone
  4. Higher Himalayan Zone

22. ‘Chola and Dora’ are the popular traditional dress of which of the following tribes?

  1. Swangla
  2. Kinnaura
  3. Gaddi
  4. Khampa

23. Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:


  1. Swangla
  2. Gaddi
  3. Khampa
  4. Pangwal


  1. Pith-Chuk or chori
  2. Phaktum or Phanktum
  3. Jhanjrara
  4. Rusa-te-byah


(i)           (ii)          (iii)                  (iv)

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

24. In “Vayu Purana’, the following tribe is said to be the inhabitants of ‘Mahand Mountains’?

  1. Pangwal
  2. Lahaulas
  3. Gaddi
  4. Kinnauras

25. Out of total 55673 sq. km. geographical area of H.P., what is the area, which falls in scheduled area?

  1. 23655 sq. km
  2. 12970 sq. km
  3. 17755 sq. km
  4. 32555 sq. km

26. Which is the earliest specimen of ‘Nagara design’ found in H.P.?

  1. Bajaura Temple
  2. Baijnath Temple
  3. Jwala Mukhi Temple
  4. Masrur Temple

27. The ‘Basholi School of Painting’ came into prominence from the time of:

  1. Raja Kirpal Pal
  2. Raja Amrit Pal
  3. Raja Udai Singh
  4. Raja Goverdhan Chand

28. Which of the following national parks/sanctuaries of H.P. occupies 1171 sq. km. of area?

  1. Pin Valley National Park
  2. The Great Himalayan National Park
  3. Renuka Sanctuary
  4. Manali Sanctuary

29. The govt. of H.P. has changed the name of ‘Kanya Sashaktikaran and Kalyan Board Himachal Pradesh’ to that of :

  1. Mahila Kalian Board
  2. Mahila Sashaktikaran Board, H.P.
  3. Saksham Gudia board, H.P.
  4. Saksham Kanya board, H.P.

30. The stone inscriptions found in the Chamba region have mostly been written in which script?

  1. Bhotia or Tibetan
  2. Sharda and Tankri
  3. Kharoshti and Brahmi
  4. Nagri and Kutil

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2 thoughts on “Solved Paper Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services (HPAS/HAS) Exam 2019 [Part-1]

  1. rajeev

    do tell about cut off please…
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