1. Who compared Kinnauri Women to Scottish and Algerian ones on account of their woollens raiment?

- William Simpson
- W. Goldstein
- James Fraser
**Cummings**

2. ‘Shatha’ and ‘Pasha’ are the two sub-groups of ‘Khoond’ that was warrior group of which ancient tribe?

- Dasas
**Khasas**- Kinners
- Nagas

3. Which of the following combination is wrong?

- Gangi and Mohana – Bilaspur
- Chhinj and Chhanjoti – Mandi
- Kunjadi or Kunjava – Chamba
**Panj Pahara and Devku – Sirmaur**

4. Which river flows almost parallel to Indus and then cuts through both the great Himalaya and the Zanskar ranges?

**Satluj**- Chenab
- Beas
- Ravi

5. ‘Chola’, ‘Dora’, ‘Chadru’ and ‘Jagi’ are the traditional attire of which district of H.P. ?

**Chamba**- Sirmaur
- Lahaul-Spiti
- Kinnaur

6. On 7^{th} October, 2014 at Dhalpur gound 8760 women danced Kulluvi Nati on the tune of Dhol, Nagara and Shehnai which was also celebrated as :

**Save the girl child**- Save local fair and festivals
- Anti Drugs movement
- Presentation of rich culture of Kullu

7. The following is the top four sectors of financial allocations during the 12^{th} five year plan (2012 – 2017) –

(I) Transport and Communication

(II) Social Services

(III) Energy

(IV) Agriculture and Allied Activities

Arrange the above allocation priority wise during the period given :

- IV, II, III, I
**II, I, IV, III**- II, IV, I, III
- II, III, I, IV

8. Translation of 1300 volumes of Hindu books of Jwalamukhi temple library was done by:

- Muhammad Bin Tuglaq
- Shams-i-Siraj
- Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
**Izzzudin Khalid Khani**

9. The author who discussed ‘Kuluta’ as a separate political entity and according to him Chandergupta Maurya had an alliance with Himalayan States.

- Varah Mihir
**Vishakha Dutt**- Panini
- Kalidas

10. The Nirmand Coper Plate of 7^{th} century A. D. is an important historical document which throws light on the early socio-economic and political history of H.P. was issued by:

- King Jayachandra
- Virayash King
**Maharaja Samundrasena**- Lakshman Chandra

11. Which of the following combination is not correct in terms of area of the princely States before 15^{th} April, 1948?

**Rampur Bushahr – 361 Sq. Miles**- Baghal – 120 Sq. Miles
- Theog – 144 Sq. Miles
- Jubbal – 297 Sq. Miles

12. The lofty ‘Chung Shakhago’ pass lies in which valley, upper ranges of which always remain snow covered?

- Kullu Valley
- Pabbar Valley
**Baspa Valley**- Ravi Valley

13. Which of the following bank was merged in the H.P. State Cooperative Bank Ltd. in the Year, 1955?

- The Chamba Central Cooperative Bank
- Mahasu Central Cooperative Bank
- The Kangra Central Cooperative Bank
**Joint Stock Bank i.e. Bank of Sirmaur**

14. According to 2011 census which of the following combination is not correct about H.P.?

- Decenial Population Growth Rate = 12.94
- Females = 3382729
**Percentage of Rural Population = 81.97**- Total Households = 1483280

15. The Basheshwar Mahadev temple has been rated as one of the first monument of the

Western Himalayas and a unique example of the later Gupta tradition is situated at which

place?

- Masrur
**Bajaura**- Trilokpur
- Baijnath

16. “What Chinese art achieves for landscape is here accomplished for human love.” This quote of Anand K. Coomeraswamy was with regard to:

- Basholi Painting
**Kangra Painting**- Chamba Painting
- Arki Painting

17. According to whom the ‘Kinnauri dialect’ comes under the Himalayan group of Tibeto-Burman family of languages?

**Grierson, G. A**- Bholanath Tiwari
- Bloomfield
- Ram Chander Shukala

18. The ‘Taiti’ the Ýula’ the ‘Wangar’ and ‘Tirung’ are the tributaries of which famous river of H.P. ?

- Yamuna
- Ravi
**Satluj**- Beas

19. The Basholi School of Painting which is the earliest known hill school of painting, came into prominance from the time of which ruler?

**Raja Kripal Pal**- Maharaja Sansar Chand
- Raja Goverdhan Chand
- Raja Udai Singh

20. The most ancient inscription of Chamba, engraved on the pedestals of the brass images of Lakshana Devi, Ganesha and Nandi were found at which of the following place?

- Chamba
**Bharmaur**- Tissa
- Banikhet

21. Six persons – P through U – are sitting in three rows and two columns and all of them are facing the same direction. S is sitting to the right of Q in third row. P is in front of S, but is not sitting in the first row. U and Q are sitting in the same column. T and R are not sitting in the same row. Who is sitting in the right column of the first row?

- U
**Either T or R**- R
- T

22. Find the next term in the following series:

Q1F, S2E, U6D, W21C, (__)

- Y44B
- Y66B
**Y88B**- Z88B

23. The class teacher has posed two questions A and B to the 160 students of her class. 65 students could not answer question A, 80 students could not answer questions B and 40 students answered both the questions .

How many students answered only question A?

**55**- 60
- 30
- 50

24. Compute the value

- 1.75
- 2.25
**2**- 1.5

25. In a community, 60% of the people know Hindi, 40% of the people who know Hindi, do not know English. What percentage of total number of people know English, if each person of the community knows at least one of the two languages?

- 36 %
- 40 %
**76 %**- 80 %

26. Amar covered the first one-fourth of a certain distance at 2 km/hr, half of the remaining distance at 3 km/hr and the remaining distance at 4 km/hr. His average speed (in km/hr) for the entire journey is:

**Answer: 32/11**

27. Seven persons – P through V – are sitting in a row facing the same direction, not necessarily in the same order. The following information is known about their seating arrangement.

(i) The number of persons sitting to the left of Q is equal to the number of persons sitting to the right of S.

(ii) P sits exactly between R and T.

(iii) S sits third to the left of R.

(iv) Q sits two places away from U, who is at one of the ends.

Who sits to the right of R?

- Both P and T
- T
- P
**U**

28. If 1 is added to both the numerator and the denominator of a fraction, the resulting fraction is 3/4. If 1 is subtracted from both the numerator and denominator of the fraction, the resulting fraction is 5/7. The original fraction is:

**11/15**- 16/15
- 12/15
- 10/15

29. 793 can be expressed as sum of two positive numbers a perfect square and a perfect cube. The sum of the digits of the larger number is:

- 19
- 16
- 17
**18**

30. The class teacher has posed two questions A and B to the 160 students of her class. 65 students could not answer question A, 80 students could not answer questions B and 40 students answered both the questions.

The number of students who answered only question B is what percentage of students who answered question B?

- 60%
- 25%
**50%**- 33%

31. Seven persons – P through V – are sitting in a row facing the same direction, not necessarily in the same order. The following information is known about their seating arrangement.

(i) The number of persons sitting to the left of Q is equal to the number of persons sitting to the right of S.

(ii) P sits exactly between R and T.

(iii) S sits third to the left of R.

(iv) Q sits two places away from U, who is at one of the ends.

How many persons are sitting between T and R?

- Four
**Three**- Two
- One

32. If the letters of the word PRODUCTIVE which are at the odd numbered positions in the English alphabet are picked up and are arranged in alphabetical order from left and if they are now substituted by Z, Y, X and so on, beginning from left which letter will get substituted by W?

**O**- No letter will get substituted by W
- U
- T

33. Find the next term in the following series:

6, 13, 25, 51, 101, (__)

- 205
- 202
- 201
**203**

34. The number of digits in (11111)^{3} is

**13**- 12
- 14
- 11

35. If X : Y = 6 : 7 then the value of is

- 3:2
**Cannot be determined**- 27:8
- 9:4

36. The class teacher has posed two questions A and B to the 160 students of her class. 65 students could not answer question A, 80 students could not answer questions B and 40 students answered both the questions .

How many students could not answer any of the two questions ?

- 40
- 30
**25**- 15

37. Seven persons – P through V – are sitting in a row facing the same direction, not necessarily in the same order. The following information is known about their seating arrangement.

(i) The number of persons sitting to the left of Q is equal to the number of persons sitting to the right of S.

(ii) P sits exactly between R and T.

(iii) S sits third to the left of R.

(iv) Q sits two places away from U, who is at one of the ends.

Who sits at the left end of the row?

**U**- V
- Cannot be determined
- S

38. Arrange the fractions below in descending order

**CBAD**- CABD
- CBDA
- ABDC

39. A sum of money triples at compound interest in 7 years. In how many years will it become 27 times itself?

- 91
- 14
- 21
**28**

40. The class teacher has posed two questions A and B to the 160 students of her class. 65 students could not answer question A, 80 students could not answer questions B and 40 students answered both the questions.

How many students answered only question B?

**40**- 60
- 30
- 55

41. In March 2017 in a single launch ISRO India has sent how many satellites into the space through its PSLV-C37?

- 98
- 102
**104**- 92

42. ‘Nabakalebar’ Festival is related to which temple?

**Jagannath Temple, Puri**- Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain
- Dwarkadhish Temple, Dwarika
- Sri Krishna Temple, Mathura

43. Who among the following won the first medal for India in Asian Games, 2018?

- Manu Bhaker and Heena Sidhu
- Sushil Kumar and Bajrang Punia
**Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar**- Hima Das and Dutee Chand

44. Among the following who is the first Indian Woman to be elected as a judge of

the International Tribunal for the Laws of the Sea (ITLOS)?

- R. Bhanumati
- Indira Banerjee
- Indu Malhotra
**Neeru Chadha**

45. America’s most prestigious Gandhi Peace Award for 2018 is conferred on which

of the following?

- Omar Barghouti
- Medea Benjamin
- B.K. Goldtooth
**Jackson Browne**

46. Which is the main objective of the Government through the introduction of

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)?

- To ensure greater resource flow in Higher education
- To introduce transformative reforms
- To enhance gross enrolment ratio
**All the above**

47. To implement GST in the country Parliament has passed four bills. Which among the following was not part of it?

**State GST Bill**- Integrated GST Bill
- GST Compensation Bill
- Central GST Bill

48. “KUSUM” scheme of the Government is related to:

- To provide incentives to farmers to run solar farm water pumps
- Solarisation of grid-connected farm pumps
- Solarisation of Government Departments grid connected water pumps
**All the above**

49. Government of India is planning to develop defence corridors in two states under

its ‘Make in India’ programme. Which are those states?

- Gujarat and Maharastra
**Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh**- Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

50. Who is the first Indian architect to won the Pritzker Prize for his innovative work

of designing low-cost housing?

**Balkrishna Doshi**- Raj Rewal
- Hafeez Contractor
- Nari Gandhi

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