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PSC Previous Question paper - University Asistant 2016


PSC Previous Question Paper 1 - Kerala PSC - University Assistant 2016


  1. Who is the implementing officer at district level responsible for the monitoring and supervision of national food for work programme?
          (a) District Industrial Officer

          (b) District Collector

          (c) District Civil Supplies Officer

          (d) District Information Officer

      2.  Anganwadi centers are functioning under the programme:

          (a) IRDP

          (b) NRDP

          (c) KUDUMBASREE

          (d) ICDS

      3. Jawahar Rozgar Yojana was launched in April 1st 1989, by combining the two programmes:

          (a) RLEGP, NRDP

          (b) IRDP, NREP

          (c) NREP, RLEGP

          (d) NRDP, IRDP

      4. The __________ was launched in December 2001 to ameliorate the conditions of the Urban slum dwellers living below the poverty line without adequate shelter.

          (a) Valmiki Ambedkar Yojana

          (b) Bharat Nirman

          (c) Samagra Awas Yojana

          (d) PMRY

      5.  Kudumbasree mission was launched on May 17th 1998 by our former Prime Minister :

          (a) Sri. Narasimha Rao

          (b) Sri. Manmohan Singh

          (c) Sri. A B Vajpai

          (d) Sri. S R Devagouda

      6. This is a comprehensive housing scheme launched with a view to ensure the integrated provision of shelter, sanitation and drinking water. The basic objective of the programme is to improve the quality of life of the people as well as the overall habitat in rural areas:

          (a) Samagra Awas Yojana

          (b) Antyodaya Anna Yojana

          (c) Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana

          (d) Adarsh Gram Yojana

       7. Mahila Samriddhi Yojana was started in 1993 on the day of :

          (a) Women's Day

          (b) Gandhi Jayanthi

          (c) Independence Day

          (d) Republic Day

      8. Which programme is launched on the lookout for the poorest of the poor by providing them 35 Kg of rice and wheat at Rs.3/- and Rs.2/- per Kg. respectively?

          (a) National Food for Work Programme

          (b) Adarsh Gram Yojana

          (c) Antyodaya Anna Yojana

          (d) Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana

       9. To change negative family and community attitude towards the girl child at birth and towards her mother is the prime objective of: 

          (a) Integrated Child Development Scheme

          (b) Indra Awas Yojana

          (c) Balika Samridhi Yojana

          (d) Mahila Samridhi Yojana

      10.Which plan was called as Mehalnobis plan:

          (a) First Plan 1951 to 56

          (b) Second Plan 1956 to 61

          (c) Third Plan 1961 to 66

          (d) Fourth Plan 1969 to 74

      11. An attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users is called:

          (a) Malware Attack

          (b) Worms Attack

          (c) Denial of Service Attack

          (d) Adware Attack

      12.Name of the Act that governs the internet usage in India:

          (a) The IT Gazatte of India Act, 004

          (b) The Information Technology Act, 2000

          (c) The Internet Usage Act, 2002

          (d) The Right To Information Act, 2005

      13. Who is considered to be the first programmer?

          (a) Ada Lovelace

          (b) Alan Turing

          (c) Charles Babbage

          (d) Von Neumann

      14. An attempt to criminally and fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication is termed as:

          (a) Spoofing

          (b) Tracking

          (c) Bugging

          (d) Phishing

      15. A computer program that is used to convert an assembly language to machine language is:

          (a) Compiler

          (b) Interpreter

          (c) Assembler

          (d) Comparator

      16. A device that modulates signals to encode digital information and demodulates signals to decode the transmitted information:

          (a) Modem

          (b) Decoder

          (c) Encoder

          (d) Modulator

      17. Codes consisting of light and dark marks of various thickness which may be optically read is known as:

          (a) Operand

          (b) Bar Code

          (c) Decoder

          (d) Op Code

      18. '.mpg'  extension refers usually to what kind of file ?

          (a) Text/Document FIle

          (b) Image File

          (c) Animation/Movie File

          (d) All the above

      19. The inventor of World Wide Web (WWW): 

          (a) Tim Berner's Lee

          (b) Mare Andreessen

          (c) James H Clark

          (d) Robert Cailliau

      20. The brain of any computer system is:

          (a) Memory

          (b) Peripheral Unit

          (c) CPU

          (d) Control Unit

      21. In how many years will a sum of money will triple itself, the rate of  interest being 10%?

          (a) 15 Years

          (b) 20 Years

          (c) 10 Years

          (d) 18 Years

(Question was cancelled by PSC)

      22. If 4 tapes can fill a tank in 10 hours, then how many hours can 6 taps fill the same tank?

          (a) 6  2/3  Hours

          (b) 2  2/5 Hours

          (c) 6 3/2 Hours

          (d) 15 Hours

      23. Manu's age is 6 times Binu's age. 15 years hence Manu will be 3 times old as Binu. Find Binu's Age

          (a) 60 Years

          (b) 10 Years

          (c) 45 Years

          (d) 50 Years

      24. Find the time taken by a 180 m long train running at 54 Km/hr to cross a man standing on a platform:

          (a) 4 Seconds

          (b) 12 Seconds

          (c) 30 Seconds

          (d) 15 Seconds 

      25. A garden is 90 m long and 75 m broad. A path 5 m wide is to be built outside around it. Find the area of the path:

          (a) 850 m2

          (b) 6750 m2

          (c) 1750 m2

          (d) 7600 m2

      26. What number should be subtracted from each of the numbers 23,30,57 and 78 so that the remainders are in proportion?

          (a) 4

          (b) 3

          (c) 6

          (d) 7

        27. Which of the following numbers is divisible by 33:

          (a) 1333

          (b) 1375

          (c) 2133

          (d) 2145

      28. If (y-x) / x = 3/8. Find y : x

          (a) 11 : 8

          (b) 8 : 11

          (c) 8 : 5

          (d) 5 : 8

      29. H.C.F of 36 and 264 is :

          (a) 6

          (b) 36

          (c) 792

          (d) 12

      30. A and B together can do a piece of work in 12 days and A alone can complete the work in 18 days. How long will B alone take to complete the job?

          (a) 6 Days

          (b) 30 Days

          (c) 36 Days

          (d) 21 Days

      31. What is the name of the pigment that helps animal to see in dim light?

          (a) Rhodopsin

          (b) Haemoglobin

          (c) Photopsin

          (d) Chromatin

      32. The Transformer works on which principle?

          (a) Electrostatic Force

          (b) Magnetostatic Force

          (c) Snell's Law

          (d) Electromagnetic Induction

      33. What is Oil of Vitrol?

          (a) Sodium Chloride

          (b) Nitric Acid

          (c) Sulphuric Acid

          (d) Hydrochloric Acid

      34.What is the most effective test to determine AIDS?

          (a) Lipid Profile Test

          (b) Angiograph

          (c) Western Blot Test

          (d) MRI Scan

      35. What is manufactured using Bessemer Process?

          (a) Steel

          (b) Gold

          (c) Zinc

          (d) Silver

      36 Minamatha disease is due to:

          (a) Arsenic

          (b) Lead

          (c) Copper

          (d) Mercury

      37. A person suffering from bleeding gum need in his food:

          (a) Carotene

          (b) Citrus

          (c) Vitamin K

          (d) Codliver Oil


     38. An alloy used in making heating elements for electric heating device is:

          (a) German Silver

          (b) Alloy Steel

          (c) Nichrome

          (d) Solder

      39. Which fossil organism is usuallyregarded as the connecting link between birds and reptiles ?

          (a) Dryopithecus

          (b) Archaeopteryx

          (c) Australopithecus

          (d) Ardipithecus

      40. Phenomenon behind the formation of rainbow:

          (a) Diffraction of Light

          (b) Scattering of Light

          (c) Interference of Light

          (d) Dispersion of Light

      41. If EDUCATION is coded as NOITACUDE, then REDFORT will be coded as:

          (a) TROFDER

          (b) FORTRED

          (c) TROFRED

      42. 'Flower' is related to 'Petal' in the same way as 'Book' is related to:

          (a) Author

          (b) Content

          (c) Page

          (v) Library

      43. Find out the pair which is different from other pairs:

          (a) Cow and Buffallo

          (b) Cock and Hen

          (c) Horse and Mare

          (d) Dog and Bitch

(Question was cancelled by PSC)

      44. Find the missing number in the series:

          2, 6, 18, 54, __, 486, 1458

          (a) 152

          (b) 182

          (c) 162

          (d) 108

      45. Find the odd one among these:

          (a) Lake

          (b) River

          (c) Pool

          (d) Sea

      46. Find out the missing letter.

          B, E, H, K, N, __

          (a) P

          (b) O

          (c) R

          (D) Q

      47. If HOBBY is coded as IOBY and LOBBY is coded as MOBY then, BOBBY is coded as:

          (a) BOBY

          (b) COBY

          (c) NOBY

          (d) OOBY

      48. If A is the north of B and C is in the west of B. In what direction is A with respect to C ?

          (a) South

          (b) East

          (c) South West

          (d) North East

      49. If I = 9, YOU = 61, then WE = ?

          (a) 28

          (b) 32

          (c) 65

          (d) 50

      50. Statements:

            I  : All the students passed the examination.
            II : Some students are girls

          Conclusion:

            i.  Some boys passed the exemination
            ii. All the girls failed in the examination
           iii. None of the boys passed the examination
           iv.  None of the girls failed the examination

          (a) I and II follow

          (b) II and III follow

          (c) I, II and III follow

          (d) None of the above

      51. Recently dead Mufti Muhammed Sayyid was the Chief Minister of ________ State.

          (a) Delhi

          (b) Assam

          (c) Jammu - Kashmir

          (d) Mizoram

     52. Which of the following won the 'Odakuzhal Award' to S Joseph?

          (a) Manushyanu Oru Amugham

          (b) Chandranodappam

          (c) Chakkarapandal

          (d) Unnikuttante Lokam

      53. Who scored 1009 runs in one innings, in the Bhandari Trophy under - 16 Inter School Cricket?

          (a) Praveen Dhanvade

          (b) Prakash Dhanvade

          (c) Pratheesh Dhanwade

          (d) Pranav Dhanvade

      54. Who got the 'Dr Sukumar Azhikode Thatwamasi Endowment' for this year?

          (a) Dr. T M Thomas Issac

          (b) V S Achuthanandhan

          (c) Ramesh Chennithala

          (d) V M Sudheeran

      55. 'Miss World' Miriya Lalguna Roso belongs to which of the following country?

          (a) Spain

          (b) France

          (c) Indonesia

          (d) Japan

      56. The Jnaanaprrt winner Reghuveer Chaudhari is a popular writer in ________ language.

           (a) Marathi

          (b) Gujarati

          (c) Bengali

          (d) Telugu

      57. Who among the following was appointed as CEO of NITI AYOG ?

          (a) Amithabh Bachan

          (b) Saniya Mirza

          (c) Amithabh Kanth

          (d) Arun Jaitly

      58. Which country was defeated by India to win her Seventh Crown in SAF Games ?

          (a) Pakisthan

          (b) Afganisthan

          (c) Kasakisthan

          (d) Kirgisthan

(Question cancelled by PSC)

      59. World's largest bird statue is built in Jatayu Nature Park. In wwhich place of Kerala, it is built ?

          (a) Chennamangalam

          (b) Kothamangalam

          (c) Kaipamangalam

          (d) Chatayamangalam

      60. Who was the present governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ?

          (a) P Sadasivam

          (b) C Sankara Narayanan

          (c) Reghuram Rajan,      Urjith Patel


          (d) Ajith Dowal

      61.What is the official name of India ?

          (a) Democratic State of India

          (b) Republic of India

          (c) Socialist State of India

          (d) Socialist Secular India

      62.The literacy Rate of India is:

          (a) 61%

          (b) 75%

          (c) 80%

          (d) 50%

(Question cancelled by PSC)

      63. Which was the first linguistic state in independent India ?

          (a) Karnataka

          (b) Tamil Nadu

          (c) Andra Pradesh

          (d) None of These

      64. Which is the tree generally grown for forestation ?

           (a) Mango Tree

          (b) Coconut Tree

          (c) Banniyan

          (d) Teak

      65. In which river Bhakra - Nangal Dam is situated ?

          (a) Sutlej

          (b) Godavari

          (c) Narmada

          (d) Krishna

      66. Who was the first martyr in First Indian Independence War 1857 ?

          (a) Jhansi Rani

          (b) Mangal Pandey

          (c) Savarkar

          (d) None

      67. Swami Vivekananda delivered his famous Speech in:

           (a) 1872 January 12

          (b) 1892 September 11

          (c) 1882 October 2

          (d) 1867 November 11

(Question cancelled by PSC)

      68. Who wa the chairman of Nehru Committee Report ?

          (a) Jawaharlal Nehru

          (b) Motilal Nehru

          (c) Arun Nehru

          (d) None

      69. What is the total length of NH49 (Kochi to Dhanushkodi) ?

          (a) 500 Km

          (b) 550 Km

          (c) 600 Km

          (d) 440 Km

      70. What is Republic ?

           (a) In a state of democracy, the head of the state is a nominated one.

          (b) The government is directly elected by the people

          (c) The head of the state is hereditary and legislative is consulted by the representatives of the people.

          (d) In a democracy, the head of the state is either directly or indirectly elected by the people.

      71. Who founded 'Ananda Mahasabha' in 1918 ?

          (a) Sahodaran Ayyappan

          (b) Vagbhatanandan

          (c) Brahmananda Sivayogi

          (d) Agamananda Swami

      72. Kochi Rajya Praja Mandalam was formed in the year :

          (a) 1940

          (b) 1941

          (c) 1942

          (d) 1943

      73. Who wrote the famous book ' A Short History of the Peasant Movement' in Kerala ?

          (a) E.M.S Namboothiripad

          (b) C Achutha Menon

          (c) P K Vasudevan Nair

          (d) Pattom Tanupillai

      74. The original name of Vagbhatanandan, the famous social reformer in Kerala:

          (a) Kelu Kuruppu

          (b) Kunji Kannan

          (c) Krishnan - Ayyan

          (d) Kutti Krishnan

      75. Who founded Jatinasini Sabha ?

          (a) Anandatheerthan

          (b) Chattambi Swamikal

          (c) Pandit Karuppan

          (d) Thycaud Ayya

      76. Gayatripuzha is the tributary of which river ?

          (a) Periyar

          (b) Bharatapuzha

          (c) Chaliyar

          (d) Pampa

      77.In which district Mangalavanam, the smallest wild life sanctuary in Kerala situated ?

          (a) Ernakulam

          (b) Trissur

          (c) Wayanad

          (d) Idukki

      78. K.S.E.B was formed in the year:

          (a) 1957

          (b) 1956

          (c) 1958

          (d) 1959

      79. Where is coconut research station situated ?

          (a) Kayamkulam

          (b) Sadanandapuram

          (c) Mannuthi

          (d) Vellayani

(Question cancelled by PSC)

      80. What is the name of the rain water harvest programme organised by Kerala Government ?

          (a) Jalanidhi

          (b) Haritha

          (c) Varsha

          (d) Anugraha

      81. The Fundamental Rights of the Indian Citizens are included in:

          (a) The Preamble

          (b) Part III of the constitution

          (c) Part IV of the constitution

          (d) Part V - A of the cconstitution

      82. The authority to issue 'writs' for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights rests with:

          (a) The Parliament

          (b) The President

          (c) The Supreme Court and High Court

          (d) The CBI

      83.Which of the following article of the constitution deals with the Fundamental Duties of the Indian Citizens ?

          (a) Article 51 A

          (b) Article 29 A

          (c) Article 21 A

          (d) Article 39 C

      84. Who is the chairman of Rajya Sabha

          (a) The President

          (b) The Vice - Presidednt

          (c) Lok - Sabha Speaker

          (d) The Governor

      85. In which year the National Development Council (NDC) was established ?

          (a) 1948

          (b) 1950

          (c) 1952

          (d) 1957

      86. The Public Service Commission in India, as the Union Public Service Commission was first called, was established in the year:

          (a) 1919

          (b) 1926

          (c) 1947

          (d) 1950

      87. The National Human Rights Commission was established in the year:

          (a) 1993

          (b) 1975

          (c) 2001

          (d) 1996

      88. Which constitutional amendment made right to free and compulsory education as a Fundamental Right?

          (a) 73 rd

          (b) 86 th

          (c) 52 nd

          (d) 74 th

      89.  Who is the chair person of Kerala State Vanitha Commission ?

          (a) K Ajitha

          (b) Sugathakumari

          (c) C K Janu

          (d) K C Rosakutty

               Ans: M C Josephine

      90. Who is the present CAG ?

          (a) Sashi Kant Varma

          (b) Vinod Rai

          (c) Agarwal

          (d) H K Khanna

               Ans: Rajiv Mehrishi

.      91. Let us go for a walk:

          (a) do we ?

          (b) shall we ?

          (c) don't we ?

          (d) didn't we ?

      92. The passive form of 'This shop sells all the vegetable' is:

          (a) All the vegetables are sold by this shop

          (b) All the vegetables are sold in this shop

          (c) All the vegetables have been sold by this shop

          (d) All the vegetables are being sold by this shop

      93. It was raining when I _______ home yesterday

          (a) had reached

          (b) has reached

          (c) had been reached

          (d) reached

      94. I was going _____ the documents last evening

          (a) on

          (b) in

          (c) through

          (d) about

      95. Germany is _____ European country

          (a) a

          (b) an

          (c) the

          (d) no article required

      96. The problem was ____ difficult that I could not solve it

          (a) very

          (b) so

          (c) too

          (d) much

 Questions 97 and 98, find out the mistakes

      97.(a) the film

          (b) that I saw yesterday

          (c) was about an old man

          (d) who was living long time ago

      98.(a) it was Shakespeare

          (b) and not no one else

          (c) who wrote this play

          (d) at the beginning of the sixteenth century

      99. Milk is ____ in proteins and minerals.

          (a) good

          (b) large

          (c) big

          (d) rich

      100. The indirect form of 'Do you like comics ?' she asked me. is:

          (a) She asked me whether I like comics

          (b) She asked me whether I have liked comics

          (c) She asked me whether I liked comics

          (d) She asked me did I like comics

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