Friday, December 14, 2018

PSC Previous Questions - Municipal Secretary Grade III - Urban Affairs/ Secretary, Block Panchayat - Rural Development 2015

PSC Previous Questions - Municipal Secretary Grade III - Urban Affairs/ Secretary, Block Panchayat - Rural Development 2015

1. A man traveling at a speed of 20 km/hr, reached his office 10 minutes late. Next day he travelled at a speed of 30 km/hr and he reached his office 10 minutes earlier. The distance between his of fice and home is:

   (a) 30 km

   (c) 50 km

   (b) 40 km

   (d) 20 km

2. Find (125 + 95) - 4x 125 x 95:

   (a) 400

   (b) 900

   (c) 1000

   (d) 440

3. The angle between both hands of a clock at 9.20 AM will be:

   (a) 1200

   (b) 1500

   (c) 1600

   (d) 1300

4. A purse contains I rupee, 50 paise and 25 paise coins in the ratio 7:8:9. If the total money in the purse is 159. The number of 50 paise coins in the purse will be:

   (a) 96

   (b) 84

   (c) 82

   (d) 86

5. The radii of bases of a cylinder and a cone are in the ratio 3:4 Volume of eylinder and cone are in the ratio 9:8. Then their heights are in the ratio :
   (a) 3:2

   (b) 4:3

   (c) 8:9

   (d) 2:3

6. Average age of 13 persons is 24 years. Later a boy is included this group then average becomes 21 years. The age of the boy will be :

   (a) 22

   (b) 8

   (c) 18

   (d) 12

7. The sum and product of two numbers are 13 and 40 respectively. The sum of their reciprocals is:

   (a) 1/14

   (b) 3/14

   (c) 13/14

   (d) 30/14

8. The ratio of the age of two sisters is 3:4. The product of their ages is 192. The ratio of their ages after 5 years will be

   (a) 3:4

   (b) 21:17

   (c) 17:21
   (d) 8:9

9.If the breadth of a rectangle is increased by 40% and the length is reduced by 30%, what will be the effect on its area?

   (a) Decreases by 2%

   (b) Increases by 2%

   (c) Increases by 10%

   (d) Decrees by 10%

10 When A,B, C work together they complete a job in 8 days. When A and C decided to do the work together they completed their job in 12 days. In how many days B alone can complete the work?

   (a) 20
   (c) 30

   (b) 25

   (d) 24

Il. Among the following list, choose the one that is different from the other ones:

   (a) Potato

   (b) Cabbage

   (c) Carrot

   (d) Beet root

12. From the following options choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the word illustrious

   (a) Decorated

   (b) Imaginative

   (c) famous

   (d) Informal

13. On 9h Nove 2014. Johnson and Lisa celebrated their 6 Wedding Anniversary on Sunday What will be the day of their 10th Anniversary

   (a) Tuesday

   (b) Wednesday

   (c) Thursday

   (d) Friday

14. Cup is to coffee as plate is to:

   (a) spoon

   (e) idli .

   (b) hotel

   (d) waiter

15. Complete the following series:

     IF, JH, LJ, OL

   (a) SN

   (c) TN

   (b) RN

   (d) SM

16. Salim walked 100 meters facing towards South. From there he turned left and walked 40 meters. Thereafter, he turned to his left, walked 100 meters and stopped. How far and in what direction is Salim now from his starting point?

   (a) 60 meters, North

   (b) 40 meters, East

   (c) 60 meters, East

   (d) 40 meters, West

17. In a row of students; Sherin is 12th from the left and Athira is 19th from the right. If they interchange their positions, Sherin becomes 16th from the left. Then, what will be the position of Athira from the right?

   (a) 22nd

   (c) 24th

   (b) 23rd

   (d) 28th

18. Raghu said, "Manju's father is the brother of my sister son. "How is Manju's father related to Raghu?

   (a) Grandfather

   (b) Cousin

   (c) Nephew

   (d) None of these

19. If the following words are arranged according to the dictionary order, which will be the second word in that order?

   (a) Disgrace

   (b) Disgruntled

   (c) Disgorge

   (d) Disguise

20. If PUBLISH is coded as BLUSHIP, how will DESTROY be coded?

   (a) STEROYD

   (b) STORYED

   (c) STOYRDE

   (d) STEOYRD

21. A liquid having PH value more than 7 is:

   (a) Citric acid

   (b) Lime water

   (c) Soda Water

   (d) Vinagiri

22. Which among the following is not correctly paired?

   (a) Dynamo-Alfred Nobel

   (b) Television-J.L.Baird

   (c) Computer-Charles Babbage

   (d) DDT-Pole Muller

23. The instrument used to measure the growth of plant is

   (a) Durometer

   (b) Auxanometer
   (c) Potometer

   (d) Cryomer

24. Which one among the following is molecular scissor?

   (a) Ligas

   (b) Restriction endonuclease

   (c) Super bugs

   (d) Endrophyl

25. The first nuclear reactor in India

   (a) Saras

   (b) Param 9000

   (c) Apsara

   (d) Durga

26. Which elements is in chlorophyll

   (a) Na

   (b) K

   (d) Ca
   (c) Mg

27. Which of the following is not a viral disease?

   (a) Avion flue

   (b) Malaria

   (c) Sars

   (d) Dengue fever

28. Richard Stallman is in connection with:

   (a) Internet

   (b) Free operating system

   (c) Computer virus

   (d) Search engine

29. Who among the following in India was the first winner of Nobel prize in Physics?

   (a) S. Chandrasekharan

   (b) C.V.Raman

   (c) V.Ramakrishnan

   (d) Hargovind Khonane

30. Over production of which hormone leads to exophthalmic goiture ?

   (a) lodine

   (b) Insulin

   (c) Thyroxine

   (d) ADH

31. Asian Games 2014 was held at:

   (a) Tokyo

   (c) Incheon

   (b) Hanoy

   (d) Colombo

32. The Right to Free and Compulsory Eduction Act was enacted in:

   (a) 2008

   (b) 2009

   (c) 2010

   (d) 2012

33. The founder of Wiki Leaks is:

   (a) Bill Gats

   (b) Julian Assange

   (c) Gill Abramson

   (d) Jacob J Lew

34. The Seventeeth SAARC Summit was held at:

   (a) New Delhi

   (b) Colobo

   (c) Thimpu

   (d) Addu

35. Rajeev Awas Yojana aims at:

   (a) Poverty Free India

   (b) Slum Free India

   (c) Rural Employment

   (d) Rural Road Development

36. The new name of planning Commission:

   (a) NNPC

   (b) Bharat Ayog

   (c) NITI Ayog

   (d) NEET Ayog

37. "One Vision, One Identity, One Community" is the motto of which of the following organisatins?

   (a) APEC

   (b) ASEAN

   (c) NATO

   (d) NAM

38. What is the ordinal number of Ban:Ki Moon as the Secretary General of U.N.O ?

   (a) Seventh

   (b) Ninth

   (c) Tenth

   (d) Eighth

39. Which year was declared as the international year of Family Farming?

   (a) 2013

   (b) 2014

   (c) 2015

   (d) 2016

40. Nobel Prize for Literature for 2013 was awarded to

   (a) Alice Munro

   (b) Eleanor Carton

   (c) Martin Karplus

   (d) James E.Rothman

41. _____marked the first mass campaign against British Rule led by Indian National Congress.

   (a) Ahmedabad Mill Strike

   (b) Non-Co-operation Movement

   (c) Civil Disobedience Movement

   (d) Khilafat Movement

42. The Pioneer Martyer of 1857 revolt:

   (a) Rani Lakshmi Bai

   (b) Mangal Pandey

   (c) Nana Sahib

   (d) Tantia Tope

43. Swaraj is my birth right and I shall have it:

   (a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

   (b) Lala Lajapat Rai

   (c) Bipin Chandral Pal

   (d) Gopala Krishana Golhale

44. Who is the Frontier Gandhi?

   (a) Khan Abdul Gafar Khan

   (b) Muhammed Ali Jinnah

   (c) Muhammad lqbal

   (d) Sir Sayyed Ahammad Khan

45. The first Eduction Minister of free India:

   (a) Motilal Nehru

   (b) Sardar Patel

   (c) VP.Menon

   (d) Maulana Abdtul Kalam Azad

46. Who was the Grand old manof India?

   (a) A.O.Hume

   (b) W.C. Banerjee

   (c) C.R.Das

   (d) Dadabhai Naroji

47. What was the importance of the year 1942 in the history of India's struggle for independence?

   (a) Quit India Movement

   (b) Cabinet Mission Plan

   (c) Simala Conference

   (d) Mountbatten plan

48. Who was the political Guru of Mahatma Gandhi?

   (a) Annie Besant

   (b) Bipin Chandra Pal

   (c) Gopala Krishna Gokhale

   (d) W.C.Banerjee

49. Who was popularly known as the "Lion of the Punjab"'?

   (a) Lala Lajpat Rai

   (b) Maharaja Ranjit Singh

   (c) C.R.Das

   (d) Motilal Nehru

50. Who was the founder of Banaras Hindu University?

   (a) Bipin Chandra Pal

   (b) Motilal Nehru

   (c) C.R.Das

   (d) Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya

51. What was the original name of Chattampi Swamikal?

   (a) Kunjan Pillai

   (b) Raman Pillai

   (c) Thanu Pillai

   (d) Rajappan Pillai

52. Who is Pulaya Raja in Kerala Renaissance Movement?

   (a) Kumaran Asan

   (b) Ayyankali

   (c) Sree Narayana Guru

   (d) Vagbhatananda

53. Which is the largest backwater in Kerala?

   (a) Vembanad Kayal

   (b) Ashtamudi Kayal

   (c) Sasthamkotta Kayal

   (d) Kayamkulam Kayal

54. In which year Sree Narayan Guru established a Siva temple at Aruvippuram?

   (a) 1880

   (b) 1885

   (c) 1886

   (d) 1887

   (Ans : 1888)

(Question Cancelled by PSC)

55. A famous renaissance leader of Kerala who founded Atma Vidya Sangham?

   (a) V.T Bhattlathiripad

   (b) Polikayil Yohannan

   (c) Pandit Karuppan

   (d) Vagbhatanatnda

56. Social Justice and brotherhood of man were the cardinal principles of __________  teaching

   (a) Brahmnanda Swami Sivayogi

   (b) Ayya Vaikundar

   (c) Mannathu Padmanabhan

   (d) Sree Narayana Guru

(Question Cancelled by PSC)

57. For his outstanding and selfless social activities, the people of Kerala honoured with the title "Bharata Kesari" who is that leader?

   (a) Chavara Kuriakose Elias

   (b) Nidhirikkal Mani Kathanar

   (c) Mannathu Padmanabhan

   (d) Vakkom Moulavi

58. Who is associated with 'Pidiyari System' (a small amount of rice) in Kerala socicty

   (a) Kumaran Asan

   (b) Dr.Palpu

   (c) R.Sankar

   (d) Chavara Kuriakose Elias

59. Where is the headquarter of Prathyaksha Raksha Daiva Sabha?

(a) Kumbanad

(b) Vattakottal

(c) Eraviperoor

(d) Pullad

60. In which year Sree Narayana Guru convened an inter religious conference at Aluva were he gave the noble message of' One caste,One religion, One God for man?

(a) 1921

(b) 1922

(c) 1923

(d) 1924

61. The constitution first Amendment Act sought to:

(a) declare that an amendment passed in accordance with Article 368 will not be law with the meaning of Article 13

(b) nullify the judicially created doctrine of basic features

(c) curtail the right to property guaranteed by Article 31

(d) None of the above

62. Who was appointed as the advisor of the Constituent assembly?

(a) Dr.Rajendra Prassad

(b) K.M.Munshi

(c) B.N.Rao

(d) Dr. B.R.Ambedkar

63. The Article in the Indian Constitution which prohibits intoxicaing drinks and drugs:

(a) Article 45

(b) Article 47

(c) Article 48

(d) Article 50

64. The President of India may some times simply keep a Bill on his table indefinitely without giving or refusing assent. this is:

(a) Absolute Veto

(b) Qualified Veto

(c) Suspensive Veto

(d) Pocket Veto

65. A member of the State Public Sevice Commission may resign his office by writting addressed to:

(a) The President

(b) The Governor

(c) The chief Minister

(d) The Chairman

66. Obiter Dicta is:

(a) that part of the judgement which was strictly not necessary for the disposal of the cause or matter before the court

(b) that which was necessary to dispose of the matter and forms the crux of he decision

(c) both

(d) None of the above

67. The National Commision for women was constituted in

(a) 1985

(b) 1990

(c) 1995

(d) 2000

(Ans: 1992)

(Question Cancelled by PSC)

68.the nomination of members in the Rajya Sabha by the President was borrowed by the Constitution of India from

(a) UK

(b) USA

(c) Australia

(d) Ireland

69. The number of members nominated by the princely states to the Constituent Assembly

(a) 36

(b) 39

(c) 63

(d) 93

70. Which among the following is not a way for acquisition of citizenship in India?

(a) Renunciation

(b) Descent

(c) Registration

(d) Incorporation of territory

71. Identify the sentence which is in passive voice?

(n) The boy is climbing the cliff

(b) They made him king

(c) They painted the house red

(d) Alice was not much surprised at this

72.Pick out the sentence which is grammatically correct?

(a) One should not waste his time

(b) The boy who does best he will get a prize

(c) I asked for his book, but he did not lend me

(d) He has been studying hard for the last two weeks

73. Find the word which is not a synonym of 'modest'"?

(a) Intelligent

(b) Shy

(c) Silent

(d) Timid

74. Give one word substitute for 'things of different nature'

(a) homogeneous

(b) uniform

(c) Heterogeneous

(d) compatible

75. Complete the following sentence using an appropriate adjective:

 He is the_______ member of the club

(a) eldest

(c) oldest

(b) old

(d) elder

76. Find the other gender of  'horse'

(a) mare

(c) mule

(b) rooster

(d) doe

77. Fill in the blanks using an article:

     I went to __________  hospital to see my uncle.

(a) a

(b) an

(c) the

(d) some

78 In the following sentenes, supply a verb in agreement with its subject

Neither food nor water ___________ to be found there

(a) were

(b) was

(c) are

(d) have

79. Fill in the blank with suitable preposition

      My friends stood __________  me during my difficult times

(a) Beside

(b) by

(c) among

(d) over

80. Bring out the meaning of the idiom in the following sentence

       We shall fight tooth and nail for our rights:

(a) with all our power

(b) using tooth and nail

(c) peacefully

(d) without soldiers

8I. Which scheme targets the most vulnerable groups of population including children up to 6 years of age, pregnant women and nursing mothers in backward rural areas, tribal areas and urban slums

(a) ICDS


(c) AAY

(d) JRY

82. When did "Pradhan Mantri Adharsh Gram Yojana" formally launched?

(a) 2008

(c) 2012

(b) 2010

(d) 2014

83. Which is the thrust area of PrimeMinister's Rozgar Yojana?

(a) Old age people

(b) Unemployed youth

(c) Destitute Women

(d) Differentially able population

84. In Kerala which Programme is formally registered as the "State Povery Eradication Mission" a society registered under the Travancore Kochi Literary Scientific and Charitable Society Act?


(b) BSY

(c) Kudumbasree

(d) ICDS

85. Expand NREGP:

(a) National Rural Eductional Growth Programme

(b) National Road and Electricity Generating Programme

(c) National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme

(d) National Railway Engineering Growth Project

86.Which is the grass root functionarty of Kudumbasree?

(a) NHG

(b) CDS

(c) ADS

(d) Grama sabha

87.Which is the thrust area of Valmiki Ambedkar Awaas Yojana?

(a) Rural Areas

(b) Urban slums

(c) Tribal areas

(d) None of these

88.. When was Andyodaya Annma Yojana launched?

(a) August 15, 2000

(b) August 15, 2010

(c) December 25, 2000

(d) December 25, 2010

89. Which is not included in Bharat Niman?

(a) The Rural Roads

(b) The Rural housing

(c) The Rural Water Supply

(d) The Rural Health

90. Expand IAY:

(a) Indian Antipoverty Yojana

(b) Integrated Autipoverty Yojana

(c) Indian Awaas Yojana

(d) Indira Awaas Yojana

91. In 1983, who defined the term computer Virus?

(a) Fred Cohen

(b) Smith

(c) Norton

(d) Ncafee

92 When IT Act 2000 of India came into force?

(a) 17 October 2000

(b) 17 January 2001

(c) 17 November 2000

(d) 17 September 2000

93. Unauthorized attempts to bypass the security mechanisms of an information system or network is called

(a) spoofing

(c) hacking

(b) blocking

(d) resisting

94. A printer is this kind of device:

(a) input

(b) Word processing

(c) Processing

(d) Output

95. Which one is a text editor for Microsoft Windows?

(a) MS Word

(b) MS Excel

(c) Wordpad

(d) Notepad

(Question Cancelled by PSC)

96. Software which allows the user to load a web page is called:

(a) Operating system

(b) website

(c) Browser

(d) Homepage

97. Which of the foilowing computer language is used for artificial intelligence



(c) C


98.Programmed instruction to the computer is known as

(a) Data

(b) Code


(d) Database

99. IBM 1401 is_________ generation computer

(a) First

(c) Third

(b) Second

(d) Fourth

100.The term associated with the processing speed of computer

(a) FFTS

(b) MPG

(c) MIPS

(d) CPS


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