Solved Paper Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) Political Science Exam 2020 [Part-1] – HPPSC Shimla

By | March 21, 2020

1. In which district of H.P. is Sorong Lake?

  1. Kullu
  2. Kinnaur
  3. Chamba
  4. Shimla

2. Which of the following is a tributary of the Ravi?

  1. Trithan
  2. Awa
  3. Gaj
  4. Bhadal

3. Which pass joins outer and inner Seraj?

  1. Tori
  2. Drati
  3. Jalori
  4. Kalicho

4. In which district of H.P. is Guru Ghantal Gompa?

  1. Chamba
  2. Kinnaur
  3. Lahaul-Spiti
  4. Kullu

5. Rakchham Chitkul Sanctuary is near?

  1. Banikhet
  2. Shahpur
  3. Banjar
  4. Kalpa

6. At which place in Shimla district there is a sheep Breeding Farm?

  1. Chhaila
  2. Guma
  3. Jeori
  4. Purag

7. In which city of H.P. was the first branch of the all-women bank opened around 2014?

  1. Shimla
  2. Solan
  3. Mandi
  4. Dharamsala

8. Near which place in Shimla district is Sipi Fair held ?

  1. Kumarsain
  2. Tikkar
  3. Khaneti
  4. Mashobra

9. Which Raja of Chamba changed the capital of his state from Brahmpura to Chamba?

  1. Meru Verman
  2. Mushan Varman
  3. Shahil Varman
  4. Hans Varman

10. Who was the Speaker of H.P. Vidhan Sabha in 1972?

  1. Lekh Ram Thakur
  2. Rana Kultar Chand
  3. Des Raj Mahajan
  4. Vidya Dhar

11. Which state of India is the Kuki tribe mainly found?

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

12. What is the motto NCC?

  1. Knowledge and discipline
  2. Discipline and Strength
  3. Unity and discipline
  4. Knowledge, Discipline, and Unity

13. Who played the role of Kasturba in the film ‘Gandhi”?

  1. Shabana Azmi
  2. Nirmala Sen
  3. Bhanu Athaiya
  4. Rohini Hattapgadi

14. Who is the author of A Passage to India?

  1. M. Forster
  2. Nirad C. Chaudhuri
  3. Amartya Sen
  4. Ranjit Guha

15. M.S. Swaminathan is a

  1. Physiologist
  2. Agriculture Scientist
  3. Cardiologist
  4. Nuclear Scientist

16. Abiy Ahmed, the Nobel Laureate, belongs to?

  1. Somalia
  2. Yemen
  3. Sudan
  4. Ethiopia

17. Which city, among the following, is called ‘Forbidden City’?

  1. Kathmandu
  2. Lhasa
  3. Huang Ho
  4. Shenzhen

18. To which country did Copernicus belong?

  1. Poland
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. U.K.

19. On July 21, 1969 two persons walked on the moon. One of them was Neil Armstrong. Who was the other?

  1. Susan Helmsmade
  2. Boris Volynor
  3. Buzz Aldrin
  4. Aleksei Yeliseyeu

20. Near which river is Banawali Indus Valley civilization site?

  1. Pabbar
  2. Ghaggar
  3. Bhaber
  4. Bhogwa

21. The term, ‘Safety Valve’ was which political formation in India?

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

22. Which one of the following was not the method advocated by the Moderates?

  1. Prayers
  2. Petitions
  3. Protests
  4. Program

23. Which of the following State/ Province had the largest representation in the Constituent Assembly?

  1. Central Province
  2. United Province
  3. Madras
  4. West Bengal

24. The ‘Basic Features’ Principle was expounded for the first time in which one of the following cases?

  1. Sajjan Singh
  2. Golak Nath
  3. Kesavananda Bharati
  4. Minerva Mills

25. Which one of the following is correct with regard to the Vice President of India?

  1. Only elected members of the Parliament Participate in the election of the Vice President
  2. The vice president presides over the joint sitting of the two house
  3. The vice president draws a salary as the ex-officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha
  4. The vice President is removed through the process of impeachment

26. What is Untrue with regard to Article 370 of the Constitution?

  1. It provided special status to the State of Jammu and Kashmir
  2. It is mentioned in part XXI of the Constitution
  3. It was revoked through a Presidential Order and the passage of a Resolution in the Parliament
  4. It has finally been removed from the Constitution

27. Match the following columns:

Schedules                                        Provisions

  1. second (1)Three Lists
  2. seventh (2)Salaries of Officials holding
  3. tenth (3) Municipalities
  4. twelfth (iv) Anti-defection Provisions

Choose the Correct answer :

  1. (i) – (1), (ii)- (2), (iii)- (4), (iv)- (3)
  2. (i) – (2), (ii)- (1), (iii)- (4), (iv)- (3)
  3. (i) – (1), (ii)- (4), (iii)- (2), (iv)- (3)
  4. (i) – (2), (ii)- (1), (iii)- (3), (iv)- (4)

28. Find the correct pair in terms of the features adopted by India from other constitutions:

  1. Directive Principles of State Policy – British Constitution
  2. Fundamental Duties – Former Soviet Union
  3. Concurrent List – France
  4. Judicial Activism – USA

29. Whose duty is it to provide opportunities for education to the child from the age of 6 to 14 years as per the Fundamental Duty added to the Constitution of India in 2002?

  1. Parent/ Guardian
  2. State
  3. Government
  4. State/ Government

30. The ‘ right for all to speak and none to hear’ takes place under:

  1. Zero hour
  2. Question Hour
  3. Joint Session
  4. Adjournment Motion

31. The National Register of Citizenship (NRC) deals with which of part of the Constitution ?

  1. II
  2. III
  3. V
  4. X

32. . The term, ‘Third Democratic Upsurge’ in Indian politics refers to the participation by :

  1. Civil Society
  2. Political society
  3. Market society
  4. All of the above

33. Which of the following Lok Sabha has the maximum number of women Parliamentarians elected?

  1. First Lok Sabha
  2. Fifth Lok Sabha
  3. Fifteenth Lok Sabha
  4. Seventeenth Lok sabha

34. Who among the following was not the member of the Syndicate that governed the Congress System?

  1. SK Patil
  2. Nagappa
  3. K. Kamraj
  4. Morajji Desai

35. Who advocated the ‘harm principle’ ?

  1. J S Mill
  2. Jeremy Bentham
  3. Friedrich Hayek
  4. Robert Nozick

36. Which one of the following is not the form of alienation outlined by Marx?

  1. Alienation from the product
  2. Alienation from society
  3. Alienation from the self
  4. Alienation from the class

37. Match the following and choose the correct answer from the given codes:

Thinkers                                      Idea of State

  1. JS Mill                             (1) Nation-State
  2. Jeremy Bentham           (2) Laissez-Faire State
  3. Hegel                                (3) Welfare State
  4. Marx                                 (4) Bourgeois State

Choose the correct answer from the given Codes:

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

38. ‘Credo of Relevance’ is associated with which one of the following?

  1. Behaviouralism
  2. Post- Behaviouralism
  3. Positivism
  4. Neo- Positivism

39. Who advocated ‘Harrenvolk Democracy’?

  1. J S Mill
  2. G D H Cole
  3. L van den Berghe
  4. Arendt Lijphart

40. The idea of ‘Governmentality’ is associated with :

  1. Power
  2. Authority
  3. Justice
  4. Democracy

41. Multiculturalism is broadly associated with which one of the following principle?

  1. Acceptance
  2. Reverence
  3. Both acceptance and reverence
  4. Acceptance but not reverence

42. Match the Incorrect pair:

  1. Karl Popper – Falsification
  2. Thomas Kuhn – Paradigm
  3. Jurgen Habermas – Hermeneutics
  4. Daniel Bell – End of History

43. Who says that ‘We can have Russian men, French men, English men but not men’ ?

  1. James Mill
  2. Jeremy Bentham
  3. Isaiah Berlin
  4. R H Tawney

44. Who equated corruption with ‘Fish underwater’?

  1. Kautilya
  2. Gandhi
  3. Ambedkar
  4. Jaya Prakash Narayan

45. Vivekananda authored?

  1. Rajyog
  2. Karamyog
  3. Vartman Bharat
  4. All of these

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