Solved Paper HP Secretariat Clerk Exam 2018 [Part-1] – HPSSC Hamirpur

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Solved Paper HP Secretariat Clerk Exam 2018

Post Code: 692

Series: B

1. US Club, Shimla was originally the residence of which British ruler?

  1. Lord Linlithgow
  2. Lord Ripon
  3. Lord Kitchner
  4. Sir Jermiha Bryant

2. Who was the first speaker of HP Vidhan Sabha?

  1. Vidya Dhar
  2. Vidya Stokes
  3. Tulsi Ram
  4. Jaiwant Ram

3. Who was the ruler of Bushahr when 1857 revolt took place?

  1. Shamsher Singh
  2. Mohinder Singh
  3. Chhatar Singh
  4. Padam Singh

4. Who founded the Bhagal state?

  1. Sampurna De
  2. Bal De
  3. Nam De
  4. Aje De

Exp: Aje De founded Bhagal state who came from Ujjain and settle in village Sairi. The earlier capital of the state was Damras which was later shifted by his son Nand De from Damras to Darla.

5. What was the earlier name of Sundernagar Town?

  1. Dhanyara
  2. Himli
  3. Surajpur
  4. Baned

Exp: The Baned city was founded by Raja Garur Sen of Suket.

6. Who was the most powerful king of Kullu dynasty?

  1. Maheshwar Singh
  2. Padam Singh
  3. Bahadur Singh
  4. Jagat Singh

Exp: He annexed Lag area and shifted his capital from Naggar to Sultanpur in 1660.  Under his reign, Damodar Das (a Brahmin) brought Raghunath Ji idol form Ayodhya.

7. Who took possessions of the books of Kangra library and got them translated into Persian?

  1. Feroz Shah Tuglaq
  2. Mahmud Gaznavi
  3. Izzudin Khalid
  4. Nadir Shan

Exp: It was Feroz Shah Tuglaq who attacked Nagarkot and took possessions of books kept in a library of Jawalamukhi temple. Books were translated into Persian by Izzudin Khalid.

8. Which district does not share a boundary with Kangra district?

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

9. Markanda Khad flows in which district of HP?

  1. Kangra
  2. Bilaspur
  3. Chamba
  4. Sirmaur

Exp: It rises at Baraban in the hill of Katasan pass below a temple of Katasan Devi.

10. Nako Lake is located in which district of HP?

  1. Kinnaur
  2. Lahaul & Spiti
  3. Kangra
  4. Chamba

Read more about Lakes: Lakes of Himachal Pradesh

11. Where does the river Satluj enter Shimla district?

  1. Seoni
  2. Ani
  3. Kumharsain
  4. Badhal

Exp: Satluj after flowing in district Kinnaur enters district Shimla at Badhal in Rampur tehsil.

12. By what name Glaciers are known in the local language?

  1. Biual
  2. Gharat
  3. Shigri
  4. Shagirna

13. Which of the following towns does not fall in the Shiwalik Hills?

  1. Chamba
  2. Joginder Nagar
  3. Palampur
  4. Manali

14. Which is the port town of Indus Valley Civilization?

  1. Banawali
  2. Lothal
  3. Ropar
  4. Harappa

15. The original name given to the followers of Mahavira was?

  1. Arhants
  2. Nirganthas
  3. Jainas
  4. Kevalins

16. The last king, known to history, of the line of imperial Mauryas, was:

  1. Brihadratha
  2. Kunala
  3. Samprati
  4. Salisuka

17. The largest urban centre in early ancient India was:

  1. Koshambi
  2. Taxila
  3. Ujjain
  4. Patliputra

18. Which of the following term came to be used for all kind of foreigners?

  1. Yamana
  2. Yava
  3. Yavanika
  4. Yavana

19. “Navanitakam” deals with:

  1. Mathematics
  2. Astrology
  3. Astronomy
  4. Medicine

20. Who among the following is considered as the last great Hindu emperor of India?

  1. Chandragupta
  2. Harsha
  3. Krishnadeya Raya
  4. Mihir Bhoja

21. Which was the last great Hindu imperial dynasty of Northen India?

  1. Rajputs
  2. Gurjara-Prathihar
  3. Guptas
  4. None of these

22. The famous Chaturbhuja temple at Khajuraho was built by:

  1. Paramardi
  2. Dhanga
  3. Jayasakti
  4. Yasovarman

23. Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki was associated with which of the following Sufi orders?

  1. Qadri Order
  2. Chisti Order
  3. Suharwardi Order
  4. Naqshbandi Order

24. The ruler who did not go for any fresh conquest was:

  1. Balban
  2. Iltutmish
  3. Firoz Tughlaq
  4. Bahlol Lodhi

25. Where were the ships built for trade?

  1. Eli
  2. Quilon
  3. Calicut
  4. Maldive Islands

26. Which of the following was the first ruling dynasty of Vijayanagar?

  1. Sangam dynasty
  2. Saluva dynasty
  3. Tuluva dynasty
  4. Aravidu dynasty

27. Which of the following emperor’s tomb is outside India?

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

28. The longest of Shivaji’s military campaigns were conducted against?

  1. Konkan
  2. Karnataka
  3. Tanjore
  4. None of these

29. The Indian ruler who defeated the English in the early state of British rule in India was:

  1. Ranjit Singh
  2. Haider Ali
  3. Tipu Sultan
  4. Mahadaji Sindhia

30. Who declared himself as the governor of Bahadur Shah?

  1. Tantia Tope
  2. Nana Sahib
  3. Bhakt Khan
  4. Khan Bahadur Khan

31. The first nationalist leader to preside over the Indian National Congress was:

  1. S. Subramanya Iyer
  2. Anand Charlu
  3. Suredranath Banerjee
  4. W.C. Banerjee

32. How manyGandhiji’s followers were selected to go on the march to Dandi?

  1. 78
  2. 87
  3. 97
  4. 107

33. After which congress session Muhammad Ali Jinnah left the Congress?

  1. Gaya Session
  2. Lahore Session
  3. Nagpur Session
  4. Ahmedabad Session

34. Granite is a form of:

  1. Ingenious rock
  2. Sedimentary rock
  3. Metamorphic rock
  4. None of these

35. Which of the following is a greenhouse gas?

  1. Oxygen
  2. Carbon dioxide
  3. Nitrogen
  4. Hydrogen

36. The salinity of seawater is highest at:

  1. Equator
  2. Poles
  3. Tropics
  4. Enclosed seas

37. The soil found in the marshy areas are known as:

  1. Bog Soils
  2. Chestnut Soils
  3. Prairie Soils
  4. Laterite Soils

38. Which of the following is a tropical grassland?

  1. Savannah
  2. Pampas
  3. Prairie
  4. Taiga

39. Horticulture is most widespread in the

  1. Mediterranean region
  2. Sub-tropical regions
  3. Temperate regions
  4. Equatorial regions

40. The main food crop of South Asia is

  1. Wheat
  2. Rice
  3. Millets
  4. All of these

41. The Queen of Himalayas is

  1. Dhaulagiri
  2. Kanchenjunga
  3. Nanda Devi
  4. K2

42. The Barak River originates from

  1. Loktak Lake
  2. Mt. Japvo
  3. Betul
  4. None of these

43. Which of the following states of India possesses all the four physiographic units of the country?

  1. Tamilnadu
  2. Assam
  3. Maharashtra (No Himalayas in the state of MH)
  4. West Bengal

44. Which of the following states leads in the production of salt?

  1. Himachal Pradesh
  2. Rajasthan
  3. Gujarat
  4. Maharashtra

Exp: With around 160 Lakh tons of production, India is the third largest salt producing country in the world. Gujarat is the largest salt producer state of India and third largest in the world. The state contributes 76 percent to the total salt production in India, Kharaghoda,Bhavnagar, Porbandar and Rann of Kutch of Gujarat are major salt produced districts.

45. Which of the following dams is also known as Ranjit Sagar Dam?

  1. Bhakra Nangal Dam
  2. Hirakud Dam
  3. Mettur Dam
  4. Thien Dam

Exp: The Ranjit Sagar Dam, also known as the Thein Dam, is a part of a hydroelectric project constructed by the Government of Punjab PSPCL on the Ravi River on the Border of the two states of India, Jammu & Kashmir and Punjab.

46. The Kalakot coalfield is situated in
  1. Jharkhand
  2. Andhra Pradesh
  3. Jammu & Kashmir
  4. West Bengal

Exp: Tertiary coal fields have only 1% share of total coal production of India. Kalakot coal field is in Jammu and Kashmir, south of Pirpanjal. 

47. The mean age at marriage is highest amongst the

  1. Christians
  2. Sikhs
  3. Muslims
  4. Hindus

48. Which state occupies the top position in the country in the male literacy?

  1. Kerala (96.02%)
  2. Mizoram (93.72%)
  3. West Bengal (82.67%)
  4. None of these

49. In Bhotia tribes, the graziers are called

  1. Andwals
  2. Khavaks
  3. Santhalis
  4. Miris

50. Sunderlal Bahuguna is associated with

  1. Chipko Movement
  2. Narmada Bachao
  3. Satyagraha
  4. Tehri Dam

51. The most spoken language in the world is

  1. Chinese
  2. Hindi
  3. English
  4. French

52. To which country does Indian export the largest quantity of iron ore?

  1. Japan
  2. U.S.A
  3. Egypt
  4. Germany

53. India leads the world in the export of

  1. Coffee
  2. Cotton
  3. Manganese
  4. Mica

54. The universal law of gravitation is attributed to

  1. Galileo
  2. Kepler
  3. Newton
  4. Einstein

55. The food a man eats has

  1. Heat energy
  2. Kinetic energy
  3. Potential energy
  4. None of these

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