Solved Paper HP District Manager 2019 [Part-4] – HPPSC Shimla

By | December 22, 2019

76.  Which one of the following is not a land-use category in India?

  1.  Fallow land
  2.  Marginal land
  3.  net area sown
  4.  culturable wasteland

77.  India produces most of its coffee production in the form of

  1.  Robusta
  2.  Arabica
  3.  Tannin
  4.  Liberica

Note: In the official answer key, the answer given is B.

Explanation: According to the Coffee Board of India, the Post Monsoon Crop Estimate based on crop estimation samples data for the year 2018-19 is placed at 3,19,500 MT comprising of 95,000 MT of Arabica and 2,24,500 MT of Robusta. The production of Arabica is nowhere near to that of Robusta.

So, the right answer is A.

Source: Coffee Board of India: Click here

78. In which one of the following environments does not expect the presence of dispersed rural settlements in India?

  1. Forest and hills in the northeast
  2. Arid and semi-arid regions of Haryana
  3. Alluvial Plains of Ganga
  4.  lower valleys of Himalayas

Note: In the official answer key, the answer given is A.

ExplanationDispersed settlement: The isolated settlement is known as a dispersed settlement. Examples of such settlement can be seen in parts of Meghalaya, Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh, and Kerala have this type of settlement. So A cannot be the right answer.

Hamleted Settlements: Sometimes settlement is fragmented into several units physically separated from each other bearing a common name. These units are locally called panna, para, palli, nagla, dhani, etc. in various parts of the country. This segmentation of a large village is often motivated by social and ethnic factors. Such villages are more frequently found in the middle and lower Ganga plain, Chhattisgarh and lower valleys of the Himalayas. Even rural areas here are densely populated.

Clustered Settlements: The clustered rural settlement is a compact or closely built up area of houses. In this type of village the general living area is distinct and separated from the surrounding farms, barns and pastures. The closely built-up area and its intervening streets present some recognisable pattern or geometric shape, such as rectangular, radial, linear, etc. Such settlements are generally found in fertile alluvial plains and in the northeastern states.

So, the right answer is  C.

Source: Geography NCERT: India- People and Economy, Class 12, Chapter 4

79.  Who is considered as the marginal worker according to standard census definition?

  1.   a person who works for at least 183 days in a year
  2.  a person who works for less than 183 days in a year
  3.  a person who works for at least 150 days in a year
  4.   a person who works for less than 150 days in a year

80. Physiological density of population is defined as-

  1. total population divided by area
  2. total agricultural population divided by net cultivable area
  3. total  population divided by net cultivated area
  4. total area divided by total population

81. Interpretation of the Constitution of India is based on the spirit of-

  1. fundamental duties
  2. fundamental rights
  3. Preamble
  4. federal system

82. The fundamental duties in the constitution of India were adopted from-

  1.  Canadian constitution
  2.  Russian constitution
  3.  American constitution
  4.  French constitution

83. The constitution of India is the supreme court of India between the centre and the states through

  1.  Appellate jurisdiction
  2.  Advisory jurisdiction
  3.  Writ jurisdiction
  4.  Original jurisdiction

84. In a democracy, the source of authority is vested in-

  1. The people
  2. The Party
  3. The Constitution
  4. The Law

85. In India, the concept of single citizenship is adopted from-

  1. USA
  2. UK
  3. Australia
  4. Japan

86. Which one of the following Institutions is responsible for social audit?

  1. Gram Sabha
  2. Village Panchayat
  3. Intermediate Panchayat or Panchayat Samiti
  4. District Panchayat or Zila Parishad

87. Which of the following does not secrete any hormone?

  1. Thyroid
  2. Ovary
  3. Testis
  4. Spleen

88. Human saliva contains Ptylin which digest-

  1. lipids
  2. glycerol
  3. lactose
  4. starch

89. Which of the following is the secondary pollutant?

  1. Smog
  2. Carbon dioxide
  3. Carbon mono-oxide
  4. Fly ash

Note: In the official answer key, the answer given is A.

ExplanationThe primary pollutants remain in the same chemical form as they are released from a source directly into the atmosphere.

Major materials released directly into the atmosphere in unmodified forms.

  • Carbon monoxide
  • Sulfur dioxide
  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Particulate matter

The secondary pollutants are a result of  chemical reactions among two or more pollutants.

Different types of secondary pollutants include:

  • Ozone (O3)
  • Sulfuric acid and nitric acid (a component of acid rain)
  • Particulate matter
  • Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)
  • Peroxyacyl nitrates (PANs)

Fly ash exists after combustion because ash adheres to coal, making up between 1-15% of its weight. Fly ash is composed of tiny, airborne particles and is thus considered to be a type of particulate matter.

Fly ash is a part of both primary and secondary pollutants. So both A and D are right answers.

Source: Energyeducation

90. Which has maximum calorific value?

  1. Fat
  2. Protein
  3. Carbohydrate
  4. Amino acids

91. Which of the following electromagnetic radiations has the maximum energy?

  1. Visible light
  2. Infrared rays
  3. Ultraviolet rays
  4. X rays

92. Which of the following elements is a semiconductor?

  1. Aluminium
  2. Silicon
  3. Silver
  4. Lead

93. A seed can germinate in the absence of:

  1. adequate light
  2. supply of oxygen
  3. suitable moisture
  4. suitable temperature

94. The plants which grow under water stress condition of deserts are-

  1. epiphytes
  2. xerophytes
  3. sciophytes
  4. Heliophytes

95. Identify from among the following, who is not associated with the Prathna Samaj?

  1. Atma Ram Pandurang
  2. Mahadev Govind Ranade
  3. Verasalingam Pantulu
  4. Pandit Lekh Ram

96. Consider the following and arrange them in chronological order from the code given below:

  1. The Tribune (1881): – Source: Wikipedia
  2. Hindu Patriot (1853): – Source: Wikipedia
  3. Indian Mirror (1862): – Source: GKtoday, and enotes
  4. Pioneer (1864-65): – Source: Wikipedia
  1. 2431
  2. 2314
  3. 4231
  4. 3124

Note: In the official answer key, the answer given is A.

Explanation: The right chronological order is 2-3-4-1.

None of the above options have this chronological order. So the question must be scrapped.

You can send representation to the HPPSC. You can use India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipin Chandra for source.

97. Which of the following statements is not correct?

  1. BR Ambedkar did not trust Gandhiji
  2. The local leaders of Kheda movement got in touch with Gandhiji through Vinoba Bhave
  3. The no-revenue campaign in Kheda was started by its local leaders
  4. Sardar Patel had great trust and regard for the Civil Services

98. Which of the following is correct about the Home Rule League of Lokmanya Tilak and Annie Besant?

  1. Annie Besant it first and Tilak later
  2. Tilak started it in April 1916 and Annie Besant in September 1916
  3. Annie Besant started it in September 1916 and Tilak in August 1916
  4. Tilak started it in June 1969 and Annie Besant in July 1916

99. Where was accepted the suggestion of non-cooperation at the leadership of Gandhiji to lead the Khilafat movement by the Khilafat committee in 1920?

  1. Karachi
  2. Lahore
  3. Allahabad
  4. Ahmedabad

 100. Of the following ok, which is correct about the formation of various Socio-Political organizations by BR Ambedkar?

  1. He formed the Indian labour party in 1937
  2. He formed the People’s Education Society in 1943
  3. He formed the All India scheduled caste Federation In 1942
  4. He formed a Buddhist society in 1934

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One thought on “Solved Paper HP District Manager 2019 [Part-4] – HPPSC Shimla

  1. Amit Thakur

    sir from where to cover himachal gk of this level….in a ellobrate sense of question framing


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