Solved Paper HPAS Prelims 2022 – [Part-2]

By | October 25, 2022

41. Select the correct statements from the following:

  1. Supreme Court of India has allowed the State for silviculture green felling of three species on an experimental basis.
  2. Forests in H.P. cover an area of 37947 sq. kms of total geographical area of the state 
  3. In H.P. presently 30% of the total geographical areas support forest cover. 
  4. The aim of the forest department is to enhance the forest cover in the state to 35% of its geographical area by 2030.

Choose the right answer: 

  1. (iii) and (iv) 
  2. (i) and (ii) 
  3. (i), (ii) and iii)
  4. None of these

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

List-I               List-II

  1. Total geographical area of H.P. (a) 55.67 lakh hectare
  2. Total area of operational holding (b) 4.95 lakh hectare
  3. Area operated by number of farmers (c) 0.95 hectare
  4. Average holding size (d) 9.97 lakh

                                                 (e) 9.44 lakh hactare

Codes : 

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

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

43. Which of the following statements is not correct?

  1. The grain production in 2020-21 in H.P. was 15.28 lakh M.T. 
  2. Poduction of potato in the year 2020-21 in H.P. was 1.97 lakh M.T)
  3. The production of vegetables in H.P. during the year up during the year 2020-21 was 18.61
  4. The target of foodgrain production in H.P. for 2020-21 was 16.35 lakh metric tonnes

Choose the right answer:

  1. (iii) only
  2. All of these
  3. None of these
  4. (ii) and (iv)

44. Which of the following statements about tea production in H.P. is correct?

  1. There are 5900 tea growers in the state.
  2. Total area under tea cultivation in H.P. is 2500 hectares
  3. In 2020-21 tea production in H.P. was 11.45 lakh kilograms
  4. Small and marginal farmers are provided agriculture inputs on 50% subsidy basis.

Choose the right answer:

  1. (i), (ii) and (iii) 
  2. (ii) only
  3. All of these
  4. (i), (iii) and (iv)

45. Select the incorrect statements from the following:

  1. H.P. has been assessed second top performer in terms of Human Resource Development and Public Infrastructure among the Hill States during 2020-21.
  2. Bilaspur district has been ranked at number one on the basis of the District Good Governance Index (DGGI)-2020.
  3. Shimla district ranked fifth in DGGI-2020.
  4. Hamirpur has improved its position to the fourth in terms of the Transparency and Accountability Index.

Choose the right answer:

  1. All of these
  2. (ii) and (iii)
  3.  (i) and (ii)
  4. (iii) and (iv)

46. Select the correct statement/s about banking in H.P. :

  1. (i) As per 2011 census, the average population per branch in the state was 4059.
  2.  (ii) The state has a network of 4422 bank branches.
  3. (iii) Shimla is the only urban centre in the state classified by RBI.
  4. (iv) PNB has the largest network of 530 branches in H.P.

Choose the right answer:

  1. None of these
  2. (iii) only
  3. (ii) and (iii) only
  4. All of these

47. Which of the following is not the main objective of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana – Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied Sector Rejuvenation (RKVY-RAFTAAR)

  1. To strengthen the farmer’s efforts through creation of required pre- and post-harvest agri-infrastructure that increases access to quality input storage, market facilities etc. and enable farmers to make informed choices
  2. To promote value chain addition linked production modules that will help farmers increase their income as well as encourage production/productivity.
  3. To attend national priorities through several sub-schemes. .
  4. To empower youth through skill development, innovation and agri entrepreneurship based agri-business models that attract them to agriculture.

Choose the right answer:

  1. (iii) and (iv)
  2. All of these
  3. None of these 
  4. (i) and (ii)

48. Match List-I and List-II with regard to plan outlays (2021-22) and select the correct answer from the codes given below :

List-I  List-II

  1. Agriculture and Allied Services (a) 3221.49 crore
  2. Energy (b) 903.57 crore
  3. Transport (c) 2724.32 crore
  4. Social services (d) 929.31 crore
  5. (e) 773.30 crore Codes : 

Choose the right answer:

          (i) (ii) (i) (iv)

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

49. Which of the following statement are correct?

  1.  The traditional council of Khampas is known as ‘Shuzam Chungi,
  2.  The common term for widow re-marriage used by Pangwals is Doghri
  3.  The ‘Bushehr State’ was also known as ‘Maon’ or ‘Mone’.
  4. According to Bhagawat Puran, “Kinner’ trace their origin from the shadow of ‘Brahma’.

Choose the right answer:

  1. (ii) only
  2. All of these
  3. (ii), (ii) and (iv)
  4. (i), (iii) and (iv)

50. Read the following sentences and select the incorrect one : 

  1. St. Andrew’s Church in Chamba carries the influence of Scottish architecture.
  2. The architecture of ‘Manimahesh Lakshana Devi temple’ is ‘Indo-Aryan Nagar style (Shikhar)’.
  3. Champavati temple in Chamba is built in Graeco Buddhist art of Gandhara’.
  4.  The brass idol of the Goddess at Chatrari Shakti Devi temple in Chamba district is in the Kashmiri style.

Choose the right answer:

  1. (ii) and (iii)
  2. (iv) only
  3. (i) and (iv)
  4. None of these

 51. Choose the incorrect answer from the following :

  1. The Abode of Goddess Mathi is ‘Chitkul’.
  2. A living geographical museum is ‘Lingti valley.
  3. Chasak Bhatori is the highest village in ‘Lahaul valley 
  4. The highest peak of the Kinner Kailash massif is ‘Jorkanden’.

Choose the right answer:

  1. (iii) only
  2. (iv) only
  3. (i) only
  4. (ii) only

52. Select the correct statement/s from the following:

  1. (i) Mahmud of Ghazni, made a raid on Nagarkot (Kangra) in 1008-09 A.D.
  2. (ii) Hiuen-Tsang stayed for sometime at Sirmaur with the monk Jaya Guptam.
  3. (iii) Prince Nasir-ud-Din ascended the throne of Kangra under the name of Muhammad Tughlaq.
  4. (iv) The Nagarkot fort remained under the possession of Timur-e-Lang till A.D. 1043.

Choose the right answer:

  1. (ii) and (iii)
  2. (iv) only
  3. (i), (ii) and (ii)
  4. All of these

53. Which of the following statements is/are not correct?

  1. The battle of Nadaun was fought between Raja Bhim Chand of Kahlur and the Mughals. 
  2. In the battle of ‘Dhalog Raja Janardhan of Chamba was defeated. 
  3. Raja of Hindur Hari Chand was killed by Guru Govind Singh in the battle of ‘Bhangani’.
  4. The Gurkhas defeated the Kangra forces at ‘Mahal Morian’ in 1906

Choose the right answer:

  1. None of these
  2. All of these
  3. (ii) and (iii) 
  4. (i) and (iv)

54. Select the correct statement/s from the following:

  1. Khoksar is located on the old trade route from Indian plains to the West Asia. 
  2. The coins of Adumbras shows that the tribe was worshipers of Lord Vishnu.
  3. In Mahabharata, it is mentioned that the Adumbra is the name of the sage Vyas.
  4. The tribal republics of H.P. were ‘Sangha Janapadas’.

Choose the right answer:

  1. (ii) only
  2. (iv) only
  3. (i) and (iv)
  4. (ii) and (iii) 

55. Which of the following statement/s about Kullu is/are not correct

  1. Kullu remained part of Punjab state till 31st October 1966
  2. Kullu was a sub-division of Kangra district since 1846
  3. Alexander Cunningham and A.T. Banon were the first Europeans to visit Kullu in 1820 A.D.
  4. The idol of ‘Raghunath ji’ was brought from Ayodhya to Kullu during the reign of Raja Jagat Singh.

Choose the right answer:

  1. (ii) only
  2. (iii) only
  3. (i) and (iv)
  4. (ii) and (iv)

 56. Consider the following statements: 

  1. Bajrang Punia has become the first Indian to win 4 medals at World Wrestling Championships
  2. Ujjain has been nominated as the first-ever SCO Tourism and Culture Capital during 2022-2023
  3. Indian Army has decided to shift the Army Day Parade of 2023 to Central Command
  4. Chhello Show film has been announced as India’s official entry to Oscars 2023

Which of the above statements are correct? 

  1. (1), (2) and (3)
  2. (1) and (4)
  3. (2), (3) and (4)
  4. (1), (2), (3) and (4)

57. Consider the following statements : 

  1. Global Fintech Conference in 2022 was held in Mumbai
  2. Tripura State has launched ‘CM da Haisi’ web portal
  3. Rohit Sharma has surpassed Pakistan Captain Babar Azam in the ICC T-20 rankings
  4. District Disability Rehabilitation Centre is an initiative of the Union Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

  1. (1), (2) and (3)
  2. (2), (3) and (4)
  3. (2) and (3)
  4. (1), (2), (3) and (4) 

58. Consider the following statements :

  1. Telangana State has announced India’s first Breakfast scheme for government school students.
  2. The term Prompt Corrective Action is related to framework under which Banks with weak financial ratios are watched by RBI
  3. Amongst Union Territories Puducherry has become India’s first Swachh Sujal Pradesh.
  4. Prime Minister has launched national logistics policy.

Which of the above statements are correct

  1. (2) and (4)
  2. (1), (2) and (3)
  3. (2), (3) and (4)
  4. (1), (2), (3) and (4)

59. Consider the following Ider the following statements :

  1. Reliance been conferred with the ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar for 2021-22
  2. Satish Adiga has been conferred with top French civilian honour
  3. Chandler Wobble is related to Black Hole
  4. The new Naval Ensign features the national emblem inside blue Octagon shape

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

  1. (1), (2), (3) and (4)
  2. (2), (3) and (4)
  3. (1), (3) and (4)
  4. (1) (2) and (3)

60. Which of the following statement/s about “State Food Safety Index’ for the year  2021-22 is/are correct? 

  1. Among the large states Himachal Pradesh got the 4th rank.
  2. Among the small states Goa got 2nd rank.
  3. Among Union Territories Delhi & Chandigarh got 1st and 2nd ranks.

Choose the right answer:

  1. (1) and (2) only
  2. (2) and (3) only
  3. (1) and (3) only
  4. (1) only

61. Consider the following statements :

  1. Tamil Nadu State is in the process of developing a Dugong (Sea Cow) reserve.
  2.  “Blue Book” is the manual of the National Security Guard.
  3. ‘CiSS application’ under Baal Swaraj portal is used in the context of the rehabilitation of children.
  4. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) is located in Madhya Pradesh.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

  1. (1), (2) and (3)
  2. (2), (3) and (4)
  3. (1) and (3)
  4. (2) and (4)

62. Consider the following statements : 

  1.  Bangladesh will host Women’s Twenty-20 Asia Cup 2022
  2.  China has successfully cloned the wild Arctic wolf for the first time in the world
  3.  In 2023 BRICS summit will be held in Brazil
  4.  Equal Pay International Coalition is an initiative of G-20

Which of the above statements are correct ?

  1. (1) and (2)
  2. (2) and (3)
  3. (3) and (4)
  4. (1) and (4)

63. Consider the following statements :

  1. (1) Giorgia Meloni became the first female Prime Minister of Italy.
  2. (2) Tajikistan hosted the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit, 2022.
  3. (3) UAE has signed an MOU with China’s space agency to work together on moon missions.
  4. (4) Devastating storm Nanmadol had struck Laos Which of the above statements are incorrect?

Choose the right answer:

  1. (1), (2) and (3)
  2. (2) and (4)
  3. (1) and (3)
  4. (2), (3) and (4)

64. Ukraine shares borders with which of the following countries?

  1. Belarus 
  2. Romania
  3. Hungary
  4. Georgia

Select the correct answer using the codes given below :

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

65. Consider the following statements:

  1. UNICEF appointed Vanessa Nakate of Uganda, climate activist, as the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Children’s Fund.
  2. ‘Meritorious Service Medal’ to Admiral Sunil Lanba, former Navy Chief of India was awarded by Singapore.
  3. Germany is the host of the World Water Congress and Exhibition 2022.
  4. Qimingxing-50 is the name of the first fully solar-powered UAV of South Korea.

Which of the above statements are correct?

  1. (1) and (2)
  2. (2) and (3)
  3. (3) and (4)
  4. (1) and (4)

66. Consider the following statements : 

  1. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Roza Otunbayeva a former President of Kazakhstan as his new special envoy for Afghanistan. 
  2. Russia has become the first country to approve the world’s first needle free, inhaled version of the COVID-19 vaccine.” 
  3. As per the latest figures from the IMF (September 2022), France economy is the fifth largest economy in the world.
  4. China is the President of the G-20 in 2022.

Which of the above statements are incorrect?

  1. (1), (2) and (3)
  2. (2), (3) and (4)
  3. (1), (3) and (4)
  4. (1), (2), (3) and (4)

67. Match List-I with List-II :

List-I  List-II 

(Winter Olympics Games)        (Medals won)

(Beijing, 2022-Country)

  1. China (i) 37
  2. Germany  (ii) 25
  3. Norway (iii) 27
  4. United States of America (iv) 15

Choose the correct answer from the options given below :

Codes : 

         (a) (b) (c) (d)

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

68. The Airavateshwara temple at Darasuram was built by:

  1. Chola King Rajaraja-II
  2. Chola King Kulothunga-III
  3. Chola King Parantaka-I
  4. Chera King Nedum Cheralathan

69. Which among the following Drama/Book was not written by famous poet Bhasa? 

  1. Karnabhara 
  2. Urubhanga
  3. Dutvakya 
  4. Shishupalvadh

70. Which pair is not correctly matched ?

Foreign Traveller  – Country associated

  1. Pietro Della Valle – French (France)
  2. John Fryer – England
  3. Niccolao Manucci – Italy
  4. Joannes-De-Laet – Dutch

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