Thursday, November 29, 2018

PSC Previous Question Paper - Sub Inspector of Police - 2010

PSC Previous Question Paper - Sub Inspector of Police - 2010

1. Par sec is unit of:

    (a) Density

    (b) Distance

    (c) Momentum

    (d) Time

2. Detergents are sodium or potassium salt of:

    (a) Carboxylic acids

    (b) Adipic acid

    (c) Sulphonic acids

    (d) None of these

3. The ultimate source of energy is:

    (a) Sun


    (c) ATP

    (d) Glucose

4. Non-metals are generally bad conductors of electricity,However graphite is a good conductor of electricity because it:

   (a) is an allotrope of carbon

   (b) has loosely bound electrons

   (c) is brittle

   (d) forms basic oxide

5. Thiokol is a:

   (a) Vulcanised rubber

   (b) Raw rubber

   (c) Natural rubber

   (d) Synthetic rubber

6. Kangaroo is the main animal of:

   (a) Malaysia

   (b) Bulgria

   (c) Australia

   (d) Congo

7. In copper production ____ leads the globe:

   (a) U.A.E

   (b) U.K

   (c) U.S.S.R

   (d) U.S.A

   ( Ans : Chile is the largest producer of Copper in the world )

8. Ajmeer in Rajasthan is a great pilgrim center of:

   (a) Hindus

   (b) Buddists

   (c) Muslims

   (d) Christians

9. Coffee is an important source of income:

   (a) India

   (b) China

   (c) Kenya

   (d) Congo

10. Who wrote Asian Drama:

   (a) Gunnar Myr Dal

   (b) Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

   (c) SashiTharoor

   (d) Amartya Sen

11. Name the book written by Rabindranath Tagore:

   (a) Gora

   (b) Good Earth

   (c) Guide

   (d) Godaan

12. Name the key to Indian pre-historic archaeology:

   (a) Harappa

   (b) Lothal

   (c) Kalibangan

   (d) Muciris
13. The 'Navaretnas' lived during the period of:

   (a) Mauryas

   (b) Gupthas

   (c) Kashanas

   (d) Pallavas

14. The Ashtadiggajas belonged to __________ dynasty:

   (a) Chalukyas

   (b) Pallavas

   (c) Vijayanagara

   (d) Bahmani

15. Kandalur Salai is an ancient university of:

   (a) Cholas

   (b) Pandyas

   (c) Cheras

   (d) Hoysalas

16. The Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang visited the pilgrim centre of ________ in South India:

   (a) Guruvayoor

   (b) Tiruppati

   (c) Kalady

   (d) Kanchi

17.Din-Ilahi is a religion founded by:

   (a) Baber


   (c) Humayun

   (d) Jehangir

18. Name the only Malayalee President of the All India Congress Committee:

   (a) K.Karunakaran

   (b) A.K.Antony

   (c) Sir C.Sankaran Nair

   (d) George Joseph

19. The revolt of 1721 at ________ is the first attempt against foreign domination from the South:

   (a) Attingal

   (b) Kozhenchery

   (c) Kulachal

   (d) Varkala

20. The________ company was the last to leave India after Independence:

   (a) English

   (b) Dutch

   (c) French

   (d) Portuguese

21. Who is known as Gandhi of Kerala ?

   (a) E M S Namboothiripadu

   (b) K Kelappan

   (c) K P Kesava Menon

   (d) Moidu Maulavi

22. Name the Malayalee editor of Gandhiji's 'Young India'.

   (a) Barrister G P Pillai

   (b) C Kesavan

   (c) George Joseph

   (d) Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai

23. One of the following is NOT a member of the Cabinet Mission to India

   (a) Sir Stanfford Crips

   (b) Lord Alexander

   (c) Lord Pethick Lawrence

   (d) Clement Atlee

24. The right to work or the right to a living wage had been included among the fundamental rights, based on the 1931 Resolution of the congress which met in :

   (a) Calcutta

   (b) Karachi

   (c) Bombay

   (d) Chennai

25. _______ had outlined a strategy of non-cocoperation in his manifesto, HINDSWARAJ as early as 1909.

   (a) Gandhiji

   (b) Jawaharlal Nehru

   (c) Gokhale

   (d) Balagangadhar Tilak

26. Name the grand old man of Indian Nationalism

   (a) W C Bannerji

   (b) Dadabhai Naoroji

   (c) Surendranath Bannerji

   (d) Aurbindo Ghosh

27. The Doctrine of Lapse was introduced by :

   (a) Lord Curson

    (b) Lord Minto

   (c) Lord Bentinck

   (d) Lord Wellesley

( Question cancelled by PSC )  

     ( Ans : Delhousie )

28. The non - brahmin movement driven by Dr. T N Nair became a mass movement under :

   (a) K Kamaraja Nadar

   (b) E V Ramaswamy Naicker

   (c) C N Anna Durai

   (d) M G Ramachandran

29. As part of the Vaikom Sathyagraha, a savarna jatha was organised under the leadership of :

   (a) T K Madhavan

   (b) K P Kesava Menon

   (c) Mannath Padmanabhan

   (d) Dr. P Palpu

30. The temple entry proclamation was issued by :

   (a) Chitira Thirunnal

   (b) Utradam Thirunnal

   (c) Moolam Thirunnal

   (d) Vishakom Thirunnal

31. The malayalam lullaby, ' Omana Thinkal Kidavo' was written by :

   (a) Swathi Thirunnal

   (b) Dharma Raja

   (c) Irayimman Thampi

   (d) Kumaranasan

32. The painting ' Mysore Kheda ' was drawn by :

   (a) Raja Ravi Varma

   (b) K C S Paniker

   (c) Tagore

   (d) Piccasso

33. Robert Bristow is the architect of the port at :

   (a) Mumbai

   (b) Thuthukudi

   (c) Cochin

   (d) Vishakapatanam

34. Dr. Herman Gundert who enriched malayalam language is a :

   (a) Civil Servant

   (b) Military Officer

   (c) Missionary

   (d) Merchant

35. The increase in agricultural production in 1971 resulted in a wheat revolution. It is refereed to as green revolution. Who was the Prime Minister at that time ?

   (a) Lal Bahadur Sastri

   (b) G L Nanda

   (c) Indira Gandhi

   (d) Morarji Desai

36. Who was the first non congress Prime Minister of India

   (a) A B Vajpayee

   (b) Morarji Desai

   (c) Charan Singh

   (d) Jagjivan ram

37.  In 1974, India surprised the world by exploding a ' nuclear device' is an underground test in ____ state

   (a) Kashmir

   (b) Haryana

   (c) Punjab

   (d) Rajasthan

38. The first South Asian Association for Reagional Co operation (SAARC) held its first summit of the heads of seven states at :

   (a) New Delhi

   (b) Dhaka

   (c) Rawalpindi

   (d) Kadmandu

39. The most popular social welfare scheme adopted in India is :

   (a) Maternity Privilages

   (b) ESI Scheme

   (c) Minimum Wages

   (d) Insurance

40. Which plan envisaged a frontal attack on poverty and at the same time self reliance in science and technology ?

   (a) 5th Plan

   (b) 6th Plan

   (c) 7th Plan

   (d) 8th Plan

41. ' A tree for every child' programme was launched during the _____ five year plan.

   (a) 5th

   (b) 7th

   (c) 6th

   (d) 8th

42. Panchayat Raj envisages a

   (a) Two Tier System

   (b) Three Tier System

   (c) Four Tier System

   (d) Five Tier System

43. The cheapest transport in India is

   (a) Air Transport

   (b) Rail Transport

   (c) Road Transport

   (d) Water Transport

44. Public health and sanitation, under the Indian constitution fall in _____ list

   (a) Central List

   (b) State List

   (c) Concurrent List

   (d) Not Listed

45. The SC/ST people are specified in ___ article of the Indian constitution

   (a) 26 and 25

   (b) 341 and 342

   (c) 172 and 227

   (d) 86 and 87

46. Which of the following is ' the oldest ' of the existing news papers India

   (a) Ananda Bazzar Patrika

   (c) Bombay Samachar

   (c) Punjab  Kesari

   (d) Swadeshabhini

47. When was the TPS (Technology Policy Statement) formulated?

   (a) 1975

   (b) 1980

   (c) 1985

   (d) 1983

48. _____ became victorious in football as World Champion (FIFA)

   (a) Spain

   (b) Netherlands

   (c) Uruguay

   (d) England

        (Ans : France - 2018)

( Question cancelled by PSC ) 

49. Name the Indian King whose 500th coronation was celebrated recently.

   (a) Akbar the Great

   (b) Raja Raja the Great

   (c) Krishnadeva Raya

   (d) Muhammed Adil Shah

50. The sword of Velu Tampi Dalava (1809) which was missing, had been located in the National Museum, New Delhi. Who located it ?

   (a) M  A Baby

   (b) T K A Nair

   (c) T P Sankaran Kutty Nair

   (d) Mullapally Ramachandran

51. An honorary military status was given by the Government of India to an actor in recent years:

   (a) Amita Bachchan

   (b) Mohan Lal

   (c) Mammootty

   (d) Kalahasan

52. 'Varika Varika Sahajare...' these Malayalam poetic lines had been written by :

   (a) Amsi Narayana Pillai

   (b) Vallathol

   (c) Vayalar Rama Varma

   (d) Kumaranasan

53. The largest planet is :

   (a) Earth

   (b) Pluto

   (c) Jupiter

   (d) Saturn

54. Forint is the moetary unit of ____ country.

   (a) Hungary

   (b) Libiya

   (c) Italy

   (d) Poland

55. Name the capital of Switzerland:

   (a) Bonn

   (b) Berne

   (c) Berlin

   (d) Baku

56. The Chair person of the National Human Rights Commission shall be :

   (a) The Chief Justice of India

   (b) Retd. Chief Justice of High Court

   (c) Retd. Chief Justice of India

   (d) Chief Justice of High Court

57. The punishment for intentionally insulting a member of the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe is imprisoned for a period :

   (a) between 5 months and 5 years

   (b) between 6 months and 7 years

   (c) upto 10 years

   (d) upto 3 years

         ( Ans : 6 months to 5 years )

( Question cancelled by PSC ) 

58. The protection of Human Rights Acts extends to :

   (a) the whole o India including Jammu and Kashmir

   (b) the whole of India except Jammu and Kashmir

   (c) to the whole of India and Jammu and Kashmir 

   (d to some of the states

59. Persons entitled to obtain information under the Right to Information Act are :

   (a) the aggrieved person

   (b) any person desirous of obtaining information

   (c) interested person

   (d) government servants

60. The Dowry Prohibition Act prohibits :

   (a) transfer of money before and after marriage

   (b) transfer any property including jewels at the time of marriage

   (c) transfer of any property by the bride or her parent to the groom or his parent

   (d) transfer of any property or valuable security by one party to marriage or parent to the other party or parent

61. Kerala Scheduled Tribes (Restriction on Transfer) Act pohibits :

   (a) Any transfer of immovable property by a member of Scheduled Tribe to a non Scheduled Tribe

   (b) Transfer of immovable property by a non Scheduled tribe to a Scheduled tribe

   (c) Transfer of any property by a member of Scheduled tribe to a non Scheduled Tribe

   (d) All of the above

62. The offenses under the  Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes Act are tried by :

   (a) Any Magistrate Court

   (b) The Court of sessions notified by the Government under the Act

   (c) Munsiff's Court

   (d) Executive Magistrate

63. Human Rights under the Protection of Human Rights Acts means :

   (a) Right to Life, liberty, equality and dignity of the individual as guaranteed by the Indian Constitution

   (b) Right to life, liberty and property

   (c) Right to life, liberty and dignity

   (d) Right to life, liberty, equality and property

64. The period allowed to furnish information by the Officer under the Right to Information Act :

   (a) 30 days 

   (b) 3 months

   (c) 15 days

   (d) 1 week

65. The Domestic Violence Act is to protect :

   (a) women from the harassment of spouses

   (b) old and senior women from the harassment of children

   (c) women from the harassment of all the members of the family

   (d) all women from the harassment of male members of the family

66. Mukesh and Anil decided to bury the hatchet. What do you mean by ' bury the hatchet' ?

   (a) bury the treasures

   (b) become reconciled 

   (c) stop all business

   (d) move court

67. When Bill Clinton was the President of USA, he was charged with the following allegations by the jury :

   (a) Perjury

   (b) Sexual Assault

   (c) Divulgs Secret

   (d) Challenges the court

68. Podiatrist is a doctor who treats :

   (a) Children

   (b) Feet

   (c) Head

   (d) Chest

69. The convict was an incorrigible criminal. Here the word incorrigible means

   (a) Weak

   (b) Strong

   (c) Incapable of being reformed

   (d) Can be reformed

70. Raju is squirrelling money away for his retirement. Here squirelling means :

   (a) Giving away

   (b) Lending

   (c) Borrowing

   (d) Put in a secret place for later use

71. Securing a cross party consensus on how to deal with clashes remained elusive. ' Consensus ' means

   (a) Support

   (b) Opinion

   (c) Widespread Agreement

   (d) Enquiry

72. Group of words pronounced or spelt in the same way but having different meanings :

   (a) Homonym

   (b) Homophone

   (c) Homograph

   (d) Acronym

73. ' Arms and the man' is a drama written by

   (a) T S Eibot

   (b) Bernard Shaw

   (c) Shakesphere

   (d) Saki

74. The words flammable and inflammable have

   (a) Opposite meaning

   (b) Same meaning

   (c) Different meaning

   (d) Entirely different meaning

75. To seek help from God in prayer and patience is hard save for the pious. Here the save means :

   (a) Earn

   (b) Deliver

   (c) Give

   (d) Expect

76. Paul, ' Oracle Octopus ' has became a legend in the quadrennial football extravaganza in South Africa. Here the word quadrennial means

   (a) Occurring in every continent

   (b) Taking place in July

   (c) Occurring every four years

   (d) Having four legs

77. What do you mean by ' Topiary'

   (a) Planting

   (b) Cutting plants in a ornamental shapes

   (c) Digging

   (d) Removing top parts

78. Choose the correctly spelt word

   (a) Lisensee

   (b) Licensee

   (c) Licencee

   (d) Laicensee

79. One word for a group of islands

   (a) Arcadia

   (b) Mangroove

   (c) Archipelago

   (d) Laccadives

80. In which play did the famous Shakespearean character ' Falstaff ' appear

   (a) Macbeth

   (b) The tempest

   (c) King Lear

   (d) Henry IV

81.  Length, breadth, height of a box are 4 cm, 12 cm and 1 m, if density of air is 1.2 Km/m^3. The mass of air present in the box is

   (a) 57.6 Kg

   (b) 5.76 Kg

   (c) 57.6 gm

   (d) 5.76 gm

82. A solution of washing soda is

   (a) Acidic

   (b) Basic

   (c) Neutral

   (d) None of these

83. Anemia is caused by the deficiency of all of these except

   (a) iron

   (b) Vitamin B12

   (c) Zinc

   (d) Folic Acid

84. Bottles of fruit juice, squash, soup are certified by ____ to testify the purity and quality of food

   (a) FPO

   (b) Agmark

   (c) BIS

   (d) ISI

85. Bow mans capsule is a part of  :

   (a) Neuron

   (b) Liver Cells

   (c) Nephron

   (d) Muscles

86. If D  = 8, BAT = 46, then CAT will be equal to

   (a) 42

   (b) 40

   (c) 46

   (d) 48

87. Choose the correct alternative that continue the series

         35, 57, 79, ........

   (a) 99

   (b) 90

   (c) 911

   (d) 913

88. Choose the missing term out of the given alternatives

        YEV, WFD, UHG, SKI, _______

   (a) QOL

   (b) TOL

   (c) QGL

   (d) QNL

89. Choose the group of letters which is different from others

   (a) CFIL

   (b) ORUX

   (c) JMPS

   (d) PSVX

90. If South East is called East, North West is called West, South West is called South and so on, What will North be called

   (a) East

   (b) North East

   (c) North West

   (d) South

91. Pointing to a photograph, Bhagavat said she is the only daughter of my grand father's only son. How is Bhagavat related to the person in the photograph

   (a) Sister

   (b) Mother

   (c) Brother

   (d) Niece

92. How many 4s are there in the following series of numbers which are preceded by 6 but not immediately followed by 5

       3 4 2 6 4 5 6 4 7 8 9 6 4 5 9 5 6 4 8 7 8 4 6 4 3

   (a) 1

   (b) 2

   (c) 3

   (d) 4

93. In a certain code language, 749 means fruit is sweet, 248 means very sweet voice, 637 means eat fruits daily. Which digit stands for is in that code ?

   (a) 7

   (b) 9

   (c) 4

   (d) None of these

94. If A means +, B means -, C means X, D means /, then the value of  18C14A6B16D4 is

   (a) 63

   (b) 254

   (c) 288

   (d) 1208

95. Tongue is related to taste in the same way Ear is related to :

   (a) Hear

   (b) Deaf

   (c) Dumb

   (d) Speak

96. Rorschach Inkblot test is used to assess

   (a) H1N1

   (b) AIDS

   (c) Personality

   (d) Blood Cancer

97. Lakshmi is very bright 10 years old with a mental age of 40. Her IQ may be estimated to be

   (a) 100

   (b) 160

   (c) 120

   (d) 140

98. Who is considered as the father of modern psychology ?

   (a) Sigmund Freud

   (b) Frank Parson

   (c) Hollingworth

   (d) Truman Kelley

99. Who is the author of Man the Maker of His own Destiney

   (a) Ravindranath Tagore

   (b) Mahatma Gandhi

   (c) Swami Vivekanada

   (d) Nehru

100. The technique adopted to find out the level of acceptability of an individual by the members of a group is

   (a) Sociametry

   (b) Psycometry

   (c) Personality Testing

   (d) Projective Technique

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