Tuesday, November 20, 2018

PSC Previous Question Paper - Secretariat Assistant/Auditor - 2013

PSC Previous Question Paper -  Secretariat Assistant/Auditor - 2013

1. Which lamp has the highest energy efficiancy ?

     (a) Incandecent Lamp

     (b) LED Lamp

     (c) CFL

     (d) Arc Lamp

2. Yellow light is a combination of _______ primary colours

     (a) Blue, Green

     (b) Red, Blue

     (c) Red, Green

     (d) Red, Blue and Green

3. Diverging lens produces ____ type of images

     (a) small virtual image

     (b) big real image

     (c) small real image

     (d) big virtual image

4. The process used to produce ammonia is :

     (a) Contact Process

     (b) Haber Process

     (c) Chlor - Alkali Process

     (d) Creighton Process

5. The non - metal which exists in liquid state at room temperature is :

     (a) Mercury

     (b) Sodium

     (c) Potassium

     (d) Bromine

6. 2007 Nobel prize for chemistry is awarded to :

     (a) Gerhard Ertl  ( 2018 - George Smith, Fransis Arnold and Greg Winter)

     (b) Dan Shechtman

     (c) Richard Fred Heck

     (d) Venkataraman Ramakrishnan

7. The 5th state of matter is:

     (a) Plasma

     (b) Magma

     (c) Bose - Einstein Condensate

     (d) Fermionic Condensate

8. Speed of Blue colour light in vacuum is:

     (a) > 3 X 10^8 m/s

     (b) = 3 X 10^8 m/s

     (c) < 3 X 10^8 m/s

     (d) 300 m/s

9. Which fuel has the highest calorific value ?

     (a) Bio-Gas

     (b) Methane

     (c) Petrol

     (d) Hydrogen

10. In which direction does rainbow appear in the morning ?

     (a) North

     (b) South

     (c) East

     (d) West

11. The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand is:

     (a) Manohar Parikar

     (b) Vijay Bahuguna

     (c) B C Khanduri

     (c) Arjun Munda

      ( 2018 - Trivendra Singh Rawat )

12. Who is the President of France ?

     (a) Nicholas Sarkozy

     (b) Jacqques Chirac

     (c) Francois Hollande

     (d) Joachim Gauck

     ( 2018 -  Emmanuel Mscron )

13. The Booker Prize winner of 2012 is:

     (a) Jeet Thayil

     (b) Hilary Mantel ( 2018 - Annaburns, book - Milkman )

     (c) Julian Barnes

     (d) Mo Yan

14. ICC T20 World Cup winner of 2012 is:

     (a) Sri Lanka

     (b) Australia

     (c) India

     (d) West Indies ( 2016 - West Indies )

15. Who won the women's 100 meter Gold in 2012 London Olympics ?

      (a) Shelly - Ann Fraser _ Pryce ( 2016 - Elaine Thomson )

     (b) Carmelita Jeter

     (c) Christine Ohuruogo

     (d) Felix Sanchez

16. The 59th National Film Award for Best Director was won by:

     (a) Gurvinder Singh ( 64th - Rajesh Mapuskar )

     (b) Slaim Ahamed

     (c) Suveeran

     (d) Vetrimaaran

17. God's particle is the pseudonym of:

     (a) Large Hardron Collider

     (b) Quarks

     (c) Leptons

     (d) Higgs Boson

18. Which rocket was launched by ISRO during its 100th mission ?

     (a) ASLV - C21

     (b) GSLV - C21

     (c) PSLV - C21

     (d) INSAT - C21

19. The 2012 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:

     (a) Liu Xizobo

     (b) European Union ( 2018 - Denis Mukweg, Nadamurad )

     (c) Barack Obama

     (d) Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change

20. The minister for Co- operation in Kerala is:

     (a) C N Balakrishnan

     (b) K Babu

     (c) Adoor Prakash

     (d) V K Ebrahim Kunju

     ( 2018 - Kadakampally Surendran )

21. India is called a tropical country on account of its:

     (a) Latitudinal Extent

     (b) Longitudinal Extend

     (c) Areal Size

     (d) Tropical Monsoon Climate

22. The marshy and forested land in northern part of Uttar Pradesh is:

     (a) Khadar

     (b) Bangar

     (c) Terai

     (d) Siwaliks

( Question cancelled by PSC)

23. Which river is called a river between the two mountains ?

     (a) Narmada

     (b) Ganga

     (c) Godhavari

     (d) Sutlej

24. Which state is called the agricultural epitome of India ?

     (a) West Bengal

     (b) Uttar Pradesh

     (c) Tamil Nadu

     (d) Madhya Pradesh

25. Which region of India has a larger female population than the male population ?

     (a) West Bengal

     (b) Mizoram

     (c) Nagaland

     (d) Puducherry

( Question cancelled by PSC)

26. Who was the first propounder of the doctrine of 'Passive Resistance' ?

     (a) B G Thilak

     (b) Aurobino Ghosh

     (c) G K Gokale

     (d) M K Gandhi

27. In which Five Year Plan University Grants Commission was set up for promoting and strengthening higher education ?

     (a) First Five Year Plan

     (b) Third Five Year Plan

     (c) Fifth Five Year Plan

     (d) Eleventh Five Year Plan

28. Who is known as the father of Renaissance in Western India ?

     (a) B M Malabari

     (b) M G Ranade

     (c) R G Bhandarkar

     (d) K T Telang

29. The longest river in peninsular India:

     (a) Godavari

     (b) Krishna

     (c) Kaveri

     (d) Mahanadi

30. The largest producer of rice in India:

     (a) Kerala

     (b) Andra Pradesh

     (c) Tamil Nadu

     (d) Gujarat

( Question cancelled by PSC)

31. The national animal of Kerala:

     (a) Tiger

     (b) Elephant

     (c) Leopard

     (d) Deer

32. The southern most river in Kerala:

     (a) Kallada

     (b) Karamanayar

     (c) Ithikara

     (d) Neyyar

33. The largest National Park in Kerala

     (a) Eravikulam

     (b) Silent Valley

     (c) Pambadum Chola

     (d) Mathikettan Chola

34. The first Dam in Kerala

     (a) Malampuzha

     (b) Mullaperiar

     (c) Sabarigiri

     (d) Peechi

35. The most populated district in Kerala as per 2001 census:

     (a) Thiruvananthapuram

     (b) Ernakulam

     (c) Malapuram

     (d) Thrissur

36. Chattambi Swamikal was born in the year:

     (a) 1851

     (b) 1853

     (c) 1854

     (d) 1856

37. The 'Swvarna Jatha' to support the Vaikom Satyagraha was organised by:

     (a) Mannath Padmanabhan

     (b) T K Madhavan

     (c) K Kelappan

     (d) Dr. Palpu

38. 'Vivekodayam' magazine was published by;

     (a) Ramakrishna Pillai

     (b) Pandit Karuppan

     (c) V T Bhattathiripad

     (d) Kumaranasan

39. 'Atmavidhyasangom' was founded by:

     (a) Ayyankali

     (b) Thycaud Iyer

     (c) Bagbhatananda

     (d) Sahodaran Ayyappan

40. In Travancore, the temple entry proclamation was made in:

     (a) 1931

     (b) 1936

     (c) 1938

     (d) 1940

41. The constitution describes India as a:

     (a) Federal State

     (b) Quasi Federal State

     (c) Unitary State

     (d) Union of State

42. The authority/body competent  to determine the conditions of citizenship in India:

     (a) The President

     (b) The Parliament

     (c) The Union Cabinet

     (d) The Supreme Court

43. From which constitution India borrowed the idea of Directive Principles of State Policy:

     (a) Constitution of the UK

     (b) Constitution of the USA

     (c) Constitution of Ireland

     (d) Constitution of Canada

44. Who was the chairman of the constituent assembly of India:

     (a) Dr. B R Ambedkar

     (b) Dr. B N Rao

     (c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad

     (d) Jawaharlal Nehru

45. The power of the judiciary to declare a law invalid on constitutional ground is called:

     (a) Judicial Activism

     (b) Judicial Review

     (c) Judicial Supramacy

     (d) Judicial Absolutism

46. Status of Union Public Service Commission is:

     (a) Legal

     (b) Administrative

     (c) Advisory

     (d) Constitutional

47. Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission is appointed by:

     (a) The President

     (b) The Prime Minister

     (c) The Chief Justice of India

     (d) The Speaker of Loksabha

48. Money Bill of the Union Government is first introduced in:

     (a) Rajyasabha

     (b) Loksabha

     (c) Either Loksabha or Rajyasabha

     (d) In the joint sitting of Rajyasabha and Lokasabha

49. Which Amendment Act incorporated the Right to Education into the list of Fundamental Rights in India ?

     (a) 67th Amendment Act, 1990

     (b) 68th Amendment Act,1991

     (c) 76th Amendment Act,1994

     (d) 86th Amendment Act,2002

50. First Chairperson of the National Commission for Women:

     (a) Jayanti Patnaik

     (b) Dr. V Mohini Giri

     (c) Dr. Poornima Adani

     (d) Mamta Sharma

51. When a key is pressed on the key board, which standard is used for converting the key stroke into corresponding bits ?

     (a) ANSI

     (b) EBCDIC

     (c) ASCII

     (d) ISO

52. Softwar, such as explorer and firefox are referred to a:

     (a) System Software

     (b) Utility Software

     (c) Browsers

     (d) Internet Tools

53. Which of the following is not an Output Device ?

     (a) Plotter

     (b) Scanner

     (c) Flat screen

     (d) Touch Screen

54. Which technology is used in compact disk ?

     (a) Electrical

     (b) Mechanical

     (c) Electromagnetic

     (d) Laser

55. The programs which are as permanent as hardware and stored in ROM is known as :

     (a) Software

     (b) Algorithm

     (c) ROMware

     (d) Firmware

56. Which access method is used for obtaining a record from a cassette tape ?

     (a) Sequential

     (b) Direct

     (c) Random

     (d) None of these

57. ASCII stands for:

     (a) American Security Code for Information Interchange

     (b) American Standard Code for Information Interchange

     (c) American Scientific Code for Interchanging Information

     (d) American Standard Code for Interchanging Information

58. Which of the following identifies a specific web page and its computer on the web ?

     (a) Web Site

     (b) Web Site Address

     (c) URL

     (d) Domain Name

59. An optical input device that interprets pencil marks on paper media is:

     (a) OMR

     (b) Punch Card Reader

    (c) Optical Scanners

     (d) Magnetic Tape

( Question cancelled by PSC)

60. Information Technology Act was enacted on:

     (a) 19 January 2001

     (b) 13 June 2001

     (c) 9 June 2000

     (d) 15 July 1999

61.  He stayed at home yesterday because he ______ a bad cold.

     (a) Was

     (b) Have

     (c) Has

     (d) Had

62. Look me _______ when you are in India next year.

     (a) down

     (b) up

     (c) in

     (d) over

63. I am extremely sorry I cant talk to you now. I am ____

     (a) without time

     (b) pressed for time

     (c) lost in time

     (d) behind the time

64. Hundred Rupees _____ enough for the taxi fare.

      (a) is

     (b) are

     (c) has

     (d) have

In which part of the sentences (65 to 66) is the mistake

65.   He   has delivered   a best speech   on the topic

        (A)          (B)                  (C)                   (D)     

66. I received    a cheque for 1 lakh rupees     as advance     for my book

            (A)                         (B)                             (C)                    (D)

67.What is the passive voice form of

     This shop sells non fiction book

     (a) Non fiction book is sold in this shop

     (b) Non fiction book was sold in this shop

     (c) Non fiction book are sold in this shop

     (d) Non fiction book were sold in this shop

68. Report: "Is your book on Shakesphere" He asked her

     (a) He asked her if your book is on Shakesphere

     (b) He asked her if her book was on Shakesphere

     (c) He asked her if  her book were on Shakesphere

     (d) He told her if her book is on Shakesphere

69. Chocolate cake contains a _____ amount of calorie

     (a) high

     (b) numerous

     (c) big

     (d) large

70. Within a short period of time, he reached the _____ of his career.

     (a) climax

     (b) Optimum

     (c) acme

     (d) pinacle

71. Which of the following numbers is divisible by 24

     (a) 15824

     (b) 14824

     (c) 13524

     (d) 12824

72. If a/4 = b/5 = c/7 then, (a+b+c) / a =

     (a) 4

     (b) 5

     (c) 7

     (d) 16

73. A student multiplied a number by 4/5 instead of 5/4. The percentage of error is:

     (a) 45 %

     (b) 36%

     (c) 60 %

     (d) 64 %

74. The number of marble slabs of size 25 cm X 25 cm required to pave the floor of a square room of side 10 m is:

     (a) 1600

     (b) 1000

     (c) 2000

     (d) 2500

75. 40 % of a number is added to 120, then the result is double of the number. What is the number ?

     (a) 100

     (b) 240

     (c) 150

     (d) 75

76. A and B can do a work in 10 days, B and C can do it in 12 days, C and A can do it in 15 days. If A, B and C were together, they will complete the work in:

     (a) 15 days

     (b) 8 days

     (c) 10 days

     (d) 12 days

77. The prices of a table and chair are in the ratio 4:1. The cost of two tables and eight chair is Rs 400/-, the cost of the table is:

     (a) Rs 25/-

     (b) Rs 100/-

     (c) Rs 75/-

     (d) Rs 50/-

78. The ratio of men and women in a polling booth is 4:5, if there were 120 women more than that of men, the number of voters in the booth were:

     (a) 480

     (b) 600

     (c) 1080

     (d) 1000

79.  A train of length 150m took 8 seconds to cross a bridge of length 250 m. Time taken by the train to cross a telephone post is:

     (a) 5 sec

     (b) 8 sec

     (c) 3 sec

     (d) 2 sec

80. The difference between compound interest and simple interest for an amount in two years is Rs 32/- If the ratio of interest is 8% the amount is:

     (a) 10000

     (b) 1000

     (c) 5000

     (d) 2500

81. Identify the next number in the series.

     2, 7, 17, 32, 52, 77, ___

     (a) 107

     (b) 91

     (c) 101

     (d) 92

82. Identify the missing term

     PRT, __, BDF, HJL, NPR

     (a) UWY

     (b) BYA

     (c) VXZ

     (d) AXY

83. In a certain code SUNDAY is coded is USDNYA. How could CREATION be written in that code:

     (a) NOITAERC

     (b) RCTAENOI

     (c) RECTAOIN

     (d) RCAEITNO

84. Find out the option which has the same type of relationship as 'Chemistry and Science'

     (a) Painting and Arts

     (b) Medicine and Surgery

     (c) Geography and History

     (d) Civics and Archeology

85. Identify the odd man out

     (a) 14

     (b) 55

     (c) 49

     (d) 63

( Question cancelled by PSC)

86. A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting in a six chairs regularly placed around a round table, it is observed that A is between D and F, C is opposite is D, D and E are not on neighboring chairs. Which one of the following must be true?

     (a) A is opposite to B

     (b) D is opposite to E

     (c) C and B are neighbours

     (d) B and E are neighbours

87. Introducing a man, a woman said " His wife is the only daughter of my father". How is that man related to woman?

     (a) Brother

     (b) Husband

     (c) Father in Law

     (d) Maternal Uncle

88. Facing South A start his journey and make turnings towards left and right in the sequence of given below. Which sequence will finally lead A to a direction other than the south.

     (a) Left, right, left, right, left, right

     (b) Left, right, right, left,left, right

     (c) Left, left, right, left, left, right

     (d) Right, right, right, left, left, left

89. Some boys are standing in a que if 10th boy from behind is 5th behind the 12th boy from the front, how many are there in the que?

     (a) 26

     (b) 17

     (c) 20

     (d) 27

90. A cyclist goes 40 Km towards east and then turning to right he goes 40 Km, again he turn to his left and goes 20 Km, After this he turns to his left and goes 40 Km, then again turns right goes 10 Km. How far is he from his starting point.

     (a) 150 Km

     (b) 60 Km

     (c) 70 Km

     (d) 50 Km

91. വിധായക പ്രകാരത്തിനു ഉദാഹരണം ഏത്‌ ?

     (a) വരുന്നു

     (b) വരണം 
     (c) വരടെ


92. കേവലക്രിയ ഏത് ?

     (a) നടക്കുക 

     (b) ഓടിക്കുക

     (c) ചാടിക്കുക

     (d) പായിക്കുക

93. ശരിയായ പദം ഏത് ?

     (a) മടയത്വം

     (b) വങ്കത്വo

     (c) മുതലാളിത്വം

     (d) അടിമത്തം 

94. ശെരിയായ പ്രയോഗം ഏത് ?

     (a) രാജനോ രമണനോ

     (b) ഞാനോ നീയോ

     (c) അതോ ഇതോ 

     (d) എഴുതുകയോ വായിക്കുകയോ

95. വിപരീതപദം എഴുതുക- അച്ഛo

     (a) അനുച്ചo

     (b) അപച്ഛo

     (c) നച്ഛo

     (d) അനച്ഛo 

96. ശൈലിയുടെ അർത്ഥമെന്ത് ?
      " അക്കപോർ വലിച്ചുകൂട്ടുക "

     (a) ഉപദ്രവം ഉണ്ടാക്കി വയ്ക്കുക

     (b) വേണ്ടാത്ത കാര്യങ്ങൾ പറയുക

     (c) വെറുതെ യുദ്ധം ചെയ്യുക

     (d) പ്രശ്നം വഷളാക്കുക

( Question cancelled by PSC)
97. "ഇല" യുടെ പര്യായം അല്ലാത്ത പദം ഏത് ?

     (a) പലാശം

     (b) ഛദ്ദനം

     (c) ബകുളം 

     (d) ബർഹം

98. ശെരിയായ ചിഹ്നം,ചേർത്ത വാക്യ, ഏത് ?

     (a) വിലപെട്ടതെല്ലാം, പണം, സ്വർണം, ടീവി, അവർ കൊണ്ട് പോയി

     (b) വിലപെട്ടതെല്ലാം - പണം, സ്വർണം, ടീവി - അവർ കൊണ്ട് പോയി 

     (c) വിലപെട്ടതെല്ലാം പണം, സ്വർണം, ടീവി. അവർ കൊണ്ട് പോയി

     (d) വിലപെട്ടതെല്ലാം, പണം, സ്വർണം, ടീവി, അവർ കൊണ്ട് പോയി

99. പൂർണ വിരാമം ചുരുക്കെഴുത്തിൽ ഉപയോഗിക്കുമ്പോൾ പറയുന്നതെന്ത് ?

     (a) രോധിനി

     (b) ഭിത്തിക


     (d)  ബിന്ദു 

100. ആകൃതി എന്ന് അർഥം വരുന്ന പദം ഏത് ?

     (a) ആകരം

     (b)  ആകാരം 

     (c) ആകല്പം

     (d) ആളിന്ദo 

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