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PSC Previous Questions - Fireman - 2017

PSC Previous Question  11 - Fireman 2017

 1. Author of the book 'Punjabi Century'

   (a) Govind Nihalani

   (b) Narayan Bharathi

   (c) Urvasi Bhatalia

   (d) Prakash Tandon

2. It is a situation in which the rain fall for a period and the little rain is not properly distributed to a particular area:

   (a) Meteorological Drought

   (b) Hydrological Drought

   (c) Agricultural Drought

   (d) Ecological Drought

3. Planting of trees for commercial and non-commercial purpose is

   (a) Agro Forestry

   (b) Rural Forestry

   (c) Farm Forestry

   (d) Community Forestry

(Question Cancelled by PSC)

4. English education started in Travancore at the time of

   (a) Visakham Tirunal

   (b) Swathi Tirunal

   (c) Uthram Tirunal

   (d) Dharmaraja

5. ______ is not a Martial art in Kerala

   (a) Velakali

   (b) Kalaripayattu

   (c) Parisakali

   (d) Panchavadyam

6 The railway station, Venkittanara simharajuvaripetta is in

   (a) Karnataka

   (b) Odisha

   (c) Andhra Pradesh

   (d) Guajarath

7. Krishnadevaraya belongs to_____ dynasty

   (a) Tuluva

   (b) Saluva

   (c) Sangama

   (d) Aravidu

8. The Ain-i-Akbari is made up of five books. The first book is called

   (a) Qila

   (b) Sipah Abadi

   (c) Manzil Abadi

   (d) Mulk Abadi

9. Payaswini puzha is the tributary of

   (a) Bharathapuzha

   (b) Chandragiri puzha

   (c) Chalakudy pusha

   (d) Pampa

                                                          (Question Cancelled by PSC)

10. The district, Kasargod came into being in

   (a) 1984

   (c) 1957

   (b) 1982

   (d) 1980

11. The First Five Year Plan in India initially provided for a total outlay of

   (a) 1600 crores

   (b) 4800 crores

   (c) 69303 crores

   (d) 2069 crores

12. _____ is the pilgrimage to the burial place of Sufi Saints.

   (a) Pir

   (b) Khangah

   (c) Ziyarat

   (d) Qawwali

13. Khalsa Panth is related to:

   (a) Guru Arjun Singh

   (b) Guru Govind Singh

   (c) Guru Ramdas

   (d) Guru Thejbahadur

14. The second agitation organized by Gandhi against the British Government in India

   (a) Non Co-operation

   (b) Quit India Movement

   (c) Cripps Mission

   (d) Civil Disobedient Movement

15. Leader of Kurichiar Revolt of 1812

   (a) Sidhu

   (b) Ramanambi

   (c)  K.C. Narayaniamma

   (d) Ambu Nair

16. The oldest stock exchange of Asia:

   (a) Cochin stock exchange

   (b) Tokyo stock exchange

   (c) The capital stock exchange

   (d) Bombay stock exchange

17. _________ is a branch of science that aims to learn about human abilities and limitations and apply this learning to improve people's interaction with products, systems and environment

   (a) Economics

   (b) Algacology

   (c) Ergonomics

   (d) Phycology

18. Who propounded a new theory, the factor Endowment theory in connection with international trade?

   (a) Ricardo

   (b) Adam Smith

   (c) J.S. Mill

   (d) Bertil Ohlin

 19. 'Planning is the conscious and deliberate choice of economic priorities by some public authority'. These are the words of

   (a) Barbara Wootton

   (b) Albert Einstein

   (c) H.G. Wells

   (d) Robert Goddard

20. The Govt. of India appointed a planning commission in

   (a) 1947

   (b) 1950

   (c) 1948

   (d) 1949

 21. Indian Constitution guarantees its citizens to assemble peacefully and without arms as per Article

   (a) 19 (1 A)

   (b) 19 (1 D)

   (c) 19 (1 G)

   (d) 19 (1 B)

22. Micro plastics are pollutants of increasing environmental concern with particle size of less than

   (a) 4 mm

   (b) 7 mm

   (c) 5 mm

   (d) 6 mm

23. Annual Financial Statement is mentioned in the Article _________ of Indian Constitution .provides that all minorities

   (a) 112

   (c) 113

   (b) 114

   (d) 115

24.  _____ provides that all minorities whether based on religion or language, shall have the right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice

   (a) Article 19

   (b) Article 21

   (c) Article 30

   (d) Article 14

25. Rangaswamy Cup is related to

   (a) Hockey

   (c) Cricket

   (b) Football

   (d) Volleyball

26. Present Chief Minister of UttarPradesh

   (a) Manohar Parrikar

   (b) Biren Singh

   (c) Amarinder Singh

   (d) Yogi Adithyanath

27. World Book Day is

   (a) 22nd April

   (b) 23rd April

   (c) 27th  June

   (d) 10th June

28. ______ is an initiative taken up by the Govt. of Kerala in a mission made to restructure and revamp the public health system

   (a) Jana Swanthanam

   (b) Spandanam

   (c) Karma Yojana

   (d) Aardram

29. The real name of film actor Chiranjeevi

   (a) Vijayadurga

   (b) Madhava Rao

   (c) Nagendrababu

   (d) K.Sivasankara Varaprasad

30. PK. Mahanta was the Chief Minister of

   (a) Haryana

   (c) Assam

   (b) Karnataka

   (d) Orissa

 31. Vivekodayam (journal) is related to:

   (a) Thycaud Ayya

   (b) Kumaranasan

   (c) Velayudha Panicker

   (d) K.M. Seethi Sahib

32. Venganoor is the birth place of

   (a) Subhananda Guru

   (b) Chattampi Swamikal

   (c) Ayyankali

   (d)  T Palpu

33. Thatwaprakashika Ashram was founded by

   (a) Vaghatananda

   (b) Pandit Karuppan

   (c) Sree Narayana Guru

   (d) Siva Yogi

34. First President of Travaneore Devaswom board

   (a) K. Kelappan

   (b) N. Ihaskaran Nair

   (c) Anandatheertha

   (d) Mannath Padmanabhan

35. Founder of Travancore Muslim Maha Sabha:

   (a) Vakkam Abdul Khader Moulavi

   (b) Ali Musaliar

   (c) Muhammed Rahiman

   (d) Thangal

36. First Nuclcar Reactor in India

   (a) Serieena

   (b) Apsara

   (c) Poornima

   (d) Druva

37. Author of the book 'After the First Three Minutes':

   (a) Govind Khurana

   (b) A.PJ. Ablul Kalam

   (c) ECG Sudarsan

   (d) Thanu Padmanabhan

38.Father of  Indian Ecology

   (a) R. Mishra

   (b) Jeen Dosth

   (c) Sundarlal Bahuguna

   (d) VN, Bhagavathi

39. The first American Astronaut conducted a 'Space Walk'

   (a) Edward White

   (b) Sergei Kirkalev

   (c) Aleksei Leonov

   (d) Valentina

40 Amitabh Bachchan elected to Indian Parliament from:

   (a) Patna

   (b) Allahabad

   (c) Varanasi

   (d) Ladakh

41. The heart of a healthy man beats normally per minute
   (a) 60-70 times

   (b) 70-80 times

   (c) 80-90 times

   (d) 85-90 times

42. Mangroves have special type of roots:

   (a) Pneumatophores

   (b) Stilt and prop roots

   (c) Horizontal and knee roots

   (d) All the above

43. Wildlife (Protection) Act of India was enacted on:

   (a) 1952

   (b) 1962

   (c) 1972

   (d) 1982

44. A disease spread through contact with soil is

   (a) Tetanus

   (c) syphilis

   (b) Rabies

   (d) Gonorrhea

45. The young chicken raised specifically for meat are called

   (a) Broilers

   (b) Cockerels

   (c) Pullets

   (d) Hen

46. Vitamin which is most likely to become deficient in alcoholics is:

   (a) Ascorbic acid

   (b) Thiamine

   (c) Niacin

   (d) Riboflavin

47. Organ of Corti occurs in

   (a) Internal ear

   (b) External ear

   (c) Middle ear

   (d) Ear pinna

48. Xerophthalmia in man is caused by the deficiency of

   (a) Vitamin A

   (b) Vitamin B

   (c) Vitamin C

   (d) Vitamin K

49. World Biodiversity Day is:

   (a) April 22

   (b) June 5

   (c) September 16

   (d) December 29

   (Ans : May 22)

(Question Cancelled by PSC)

50. The first National Park established in India was:

   (a) Kaziranga

   (b) Bandipur

   (c) Jim Corbett

   (d) Gir

51. Which of the following belong to antipyretics?

   (a) Paracetamol

   (b) Morphine

   (c) Ranitidine

   (d) Amoxylin

52. Bauxite ore is concentrated by which process?

   (a) Magnetic separation

   (b) Leaching

   (c) Froath Floatation

   (d) Gravity separation

53. Pick out the substance having more specific heat capacity

   (a) Water

   (b) Ice

   (c) Water vapour

   (d) Sea Water

54. Choose the electromagnetic radiation having maximum frequency

   (a) Radio waves

   (b) UV rays

   (c) IR rays

   (d) Gamma rays

55. The most electronegative element in periodic table is

   (a) Oxygen

   (b) Chlorine
   (c) Fluorine

   (d) Nitrogen

56. The scattering of light by colloidal particle is called

   (a) Tyndall effect

   (b) Electrophoresis

   (c) Dialysis

   (d) Brownian movement

57. Water gas is a mixture of

   (a) CO2 and H2

   (b) CO2 and N2

   (c) CO and H2

   (d) CO and N2

58. The planetory model of atom was proposed by

   (a) LJ Thomson

   (b) Rutherford

   (c) Niels Bohr

   (d) Goldstein

59. Trancition elements are eletments of :

   (a) S Block

   (b) P Block

   (c) D Block

   (d) F Block

60 Which one of the following is a example of renewable source of energy?

   (a) Petroleum

   (b) Coal

   (c) Nuclear energy

   (d) Solar energy

61 The value of  1.8 + 3.4 / 0.2 - 0.6 X 0.3

   (a) 3.50

   (b) 3.32

   (c) 18.62

   (d) -3.32

62. 2/5 of  rupee = ____ paise

  (a) 40

  (b) 20

  (c) 10

  (d) 50

63. If 8x - 1 = 2x+5, then x is


   (b) 4

   (c) 1

  (d) 3

64. The average of 5 items is x and if each item is increased by 4, which is the new average?

  (a) 4x

  (b) 5 + x

  (c) x + 4

  (d) 5x

65. The angles in a triangle are in the ratio 1:2:3. The possible values of angles are

   (a) 10, 20, 30

   (b) 30, 45, 90

   (c) 45, 45, 90

   (d) 30, 60, 90

66. A person sells 36 oranges per rupee and incurs a loss of 4%. Find how many per rupee to be sold to have a gain of 8%.

   (a) 30

   (b) 32

   (c) 28

   (d) 34

67. If a = 1, b = 2 then which is the value of a + b?

   (a) 3

   (b) 5

   (c) 4

   (d) 6

68 A certain sum of money amounts to 5/4 of itself in 5 years. Find the rate percent per annum

   (a) 9 %

   (b) 12 %

   (c) 7 %

   (d) 5 %
69. If x % of 24 is 64, find x

   (a) 66 2/3

   (b) 266 2/3

   (c) 37 1/2

   (d) 133 1/3

70. A cylinder with base radius of 8 cm and height of 2 cm is melted to form a cone of height 6cm. Find the radius of the cone.

   (a) 4 cm

   (c) 8 cm

   (b) 6 cm

   (d) 5 cm

71. Which among the following will continue the pattern in the series

       6, 11, 21, 36, 56, ?

   (a) 76

   (b) 91

   (c) 81

   (d) 86

72. [(-4) X ( -9) X (-25) }] / [(-2) X (-3) X (-5)]

   (a) 10

   (b) 40

   (c) 20

   (d) 30

73 River : Dam :: Traffic : ?

   (a) Signal

   (b) Vehicle

   (c) Lane

   (d) Motion

74. Find the odd one out

   (a) PRT

   (b) HJL

   (c) KMO

   (d) BDF

75. In a certain language THEN is coded as RLBS, For what word AEPJ is coded

   (a) CAES

   (b) SACE

   (c) CASE

   (d) CSAE

76 .What is my relation with the daughter of the son of my father's sister

   (a) Niece

   (b) Sister

   (c) Cousin

   (d) Maternal aunt

77. The number of days from 31 October 2011 to 31 October 2012 including both the days is:

   (a) 365

   (b) 368

   (c) 366 

   (d) 367

78. Complete the series A, P, B, Q, C

   (a) D

   (b) T

   (c) O

   (d) R

79, How many chords can be drawn through 7 points in a circle?

   (a) 42

   (b) 21

   (c) 30

   (d) 36

80. The decimal form of  15+ 2/10 + 3/100

   (a) 15.23

   (b) 20

   (c) 17.3

   (d) 20.1

81. Add a suitable question tag.

         He came here yesterday

   (a) did he?

   (b) don't he?

   (c) didn't he?

   (d) doesn't he?

82. Change the voice

        A house is built by him

   (a) He builds a house

   (b) He build a house

   (c) He built a house

   (d) He has built a house

83. Complete the sentence

          If you study well _____

   (a) You would get first rank

   (b) You get first rank

   (c) You getting first rank

   (d) You will get first rank

84. Change into reported speech: The doctor said to the patient, "Give up smoking"

   (a) The doctor advised the patient to give up smoking

   (b) The doctor advised the patient to smoke

   (c) The doctor advised the patient he gave up smoking

   (d) The doctor advised the patient smoke not good

85. Correct the proverb meaningfully by replacing the verb

      Slow and steady is the race.

   (a) are

   (b) wons

   (c) winning

   (d) wins

86. Find out the plural of the word louse

   (a) louses

   (c) lices

   (b) leese

   (d) lice

87. Fill in the blank with right option: Each student has ____ own problems.

   (a) their

   (b) our

   (c) his

   (d) ours

 88. Use the right tense form of the verb:

        The Chief Minister visits my house last year

   (a) has visited

   (b) visited

   (c) will visit

   (d) had visited

89. Give the opposite of the word 'expand'

   (a) extend

   (b) contract

   (c) repent

   (d) cataract

90. Pick out the word which is not a synonym of the given words

   (a) abandon

   (b) foray

   (c) forsake

   (d) forgo

91. prima facie means

   (a) deinitely

   (b) in the absence of

   (c) at first glance

   (d) unfortunately

92. Substitute with one word - One who treats minor disorders of the feet

   (a) egalitarian 

   (b) dowser

   (c) chiropodist
   (d) usurer

93. Add suitable preposition:

The teacher was furious ____ me for being  careless in the class

   (a) with

   (b) at

   (c) to

   (d) of

94 Identify the correct sentence

   (a) He is adopt in solving problems

   (b) He is adapt in solving problems

   (c) He is addept in solving problems

   (d) He is adept in solving problems

95. Choose the misspelt word

(a) privilege

(b) antecedent

(c) bouquet

(d) extasy

96. Fill in the blank with suitable article if necessary

       He is _______ best dancer in the world.

   (a) a

   (b) an

   (c) the

   (d) none of the above

97. Find out the meaning of the word 'abhorrence'.

   (a) hatred and disgust

   (b) care and love

   (c) sympathy

   (d) Patience 

98.Replace the underlined word using the phrasal verb with similar meaning 

      Our states undergo  a period of  acute financial crisis

   (a) go through

   (b) Shrink away

   (c) Go round

   (d) Look over

99. Choose the option which has the meaning of the expression  'to strike a chord'

   (a) to treat someone with hatred

   (b) to ignore relatives and friends

   (c) to conduct a strike

   (d) to say something that other  people sympathize

100. Which is wrongly used?

   (a) a.herd of elephants

   (b) a herd of ants

   (c) a flock of birds

   (d) a herd of cattle

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