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1. Which of the following valleys lies between the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal?

  1. Balh Valley
  2. Bara Bhangal Valley
  3. Kiara Dun Valley
  4. Pabbar Valley

2. Which of the following Himalayan zones occupies the maximum percentage of the total geographical area of Himachal Pradesh?

  1. Sub-Himalayan Zone
  2. Mid-Himalayan Zone
  3. High Hill Zone
  4. Trans Himalayan Zone

3. Shingo-La is the name of which pass?

  1. Zanskar Pass
  2. Bara Lacha Pass
  3. Rohtang Pass
  4. Jalori Pass

4. Where does river Yamuna, after flowing through Uttrakhand, enter in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh?

  1. Tajewala
  2. Khodarmanjari
  3. Baru Sahib
  4. Dadahu

5. The movement started under the aegis of ‘Kisan Sabha’ in which Shri Lakshmi Singh and Vaid Surat Singh played a pivotal role was:

  1. Praja Mandal
  2. Pajhota Andolan
  3. Swaraj Sangh
  4. Lokraj Sabha

6. ‘Democratisation of the Administration’ was the main aim of:

  1. Praja Mandal Movement
  2. Mandi Conspiracy
  3. Bilaspur Struggle
  4. Chamba Agitation

7. When Himachal Pradesh got right to participate in the election for the first time under the new constitution?

  1. 1952
  2. 1957
  3. 1962
  4. 1967

8. Which of the following Monasteries was built by a Western Tibet ruler ‘Ye-Sashoad’ around the year 996 A.D.?

  1. Gemur
  2. Kardang
  3. Tabo
  4. Tayul

9. Which was the old capital of Kullu Rajas from where the twelve generations of Kullu Rajas ruled?

  1. Manali
  2. Jagatsukh
  3. Sultanpur
  4. Bajaura

10. In 1804 A.D. Rulers of Bilaspur, Mandi, Chamba and other small rulers of Kangra area invited whom to invade Kangra?

  1. Gurkha Army Chief Amar Singh Thapa
  2. British Army
  3. Mughals
  4. Maharaja Ranjit Singh

11. In 1848, who suppressed the rebellion of Wazir of Nurpur and then Pramod Chand and Rajas of Jaswan and Datarpur?

  1. Mr Lawerence
  2. Mr Jackson
  3. Mr Moorcraft
  4. Mr Williams

12. ‘Madho Rai ki Jaleb’ is the main attraction of which popular Himachali fair?

  1. Dussehra
  2. Lohri
  3. Shivratri
  4. Nalwari

13. What is the architectural style of the temple built on the edge of the Prashar Lake?

  1. Cone Shaped
  2. Pagoda
  3. Pentroof
  4. Pyramidal Shaped

14. ‘Dohru‘ is a traditional woollen dress worn by the women of which district?

  1. Una
  2. Kangra
  3. Bilaspur
  4. Kinnaur

15. What is the approximate capacity of ‘Shontong Karcham’ Hydro Electric Power Project?

  1. 195 MW
  2. 100 MW
  3. 205 MW
  4. 450 MW

16. In which district Central Government approved Rs. 80 lakh in 2011 for setting up of Snow Leopard centre?

  1. Kilba in Kinnaur
  2. Kibber in Lahaul-Spiti
  3. Sainj in Kullu
  4. Pangi in Chamba

17. To improve the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Higher Education, the government of H.P. has adopted ‘Rashtriya Uchtar Shikha Abhiyan’ the centrally scheme in the year:

  1. 2012
  2. 2013 (2013-14)
  3. 2014
  4. 2015

18. Who is the author of the book ‘Polyandry in the Himalayas’?

  1. Dr Y.S Parmar
  2. C.G. Bruce
  3. V.P. Menon
  4. M.S. Gill

19. Which famous football tournament was started in 1888 from Annadale?

  1. Subroto Cup
  2. Santosh Trophy
  3. Durand Cup
  4. Federation Cup

20. The Mushroom Development Project in Palampur was launched in 1985 with the introduction of the technology of which country?

  1. British
  2. Dutch
  3. American
  4. Brazil

21. What was the approximate decadal population growth rate of Himachal Pradesh in census 2011?

  1. 13.3%
  2. 12.9%
  3. 12.5%
  4. 12%

22. What is India’s estimated GDP growth rate for 2018-19 in the Economic Survey?

  1. 3% – 7.1%
  2. 2% – 7.5%
  3. 7% – 7.5%
  4. 7% – 7.2%

23. What was the Index of Industrial Production in December 2017?

  1. 6.8%
  2. 7.1%
  3. 7.8%
  4. 7.4%

24. Find the correct poverty estimates for the given states in 2011-12, as per the Planning Commission?
  (A)                   (B)                 (C)                 (D)
Arunachal Pradesh        34.7%                 33.7%           36.9%         34.7%
Bihar                                39.9%                  36.9%          39.9%          33.7%
Chhattisgarh                  36.9%                  34.7%          33.7%          39.9%
Manipur                         33.7%                  39.9%          34.7%          36.9%
Answer: D

25. With what is “Operation Green” related?

  1. Use of paramilitary forces against Naxalites in Maharashtra
  2. Use of paramilitary forces against Naxalites in Chhattisgarh
  3. Tomato Onion Potato
  4. Round Revolution

26. Who is the first woman advocate whose name has been recommended by the collegium to become the Judge of Supreme Court of India?

  1. Indu Malhotra
  2. Neeru Chadha
  3. Sujata V. Manohar
  4. Gyan Sudha Mishra

27. What is the bank account available to Dalits and Women under “Stand-up India”?

  1. 1 – 10 lakh
  2. 10 – 50 lakh
  3. 10 lakh  – 1 crore
  4. 50 lakh – 1 crore

28. Immunization of all children by 2020 is related to :

  1. Mission Rainbow
  2. Mission Ayushmaan Bharat
  3. Mission Arogya
  4. Mission Healthy Bharat

29. According to the Global Nutrition Report 2017, how many females suffered from anaemia in India?

  1. 49%
  2. 51%
  3. 53%
  4. 54%

30. What is the estimated social sector expenditure in budget 2018-19?

  1. 1.36 lakh crore
  2. 1.37 lakh crore
  3. 1.38 lakh crore
  4. 1.39 lakh crore

31. How many poor families will be provided with how much medical insurance per family in 2018-19 under the Ayushmaan Bharat Yojana?

  1. 10 crore and Rs 3 lakh
  2. 5 crore and Rs 5 lakh
  3. 10 crore and Rs 5 lakh
  4. 3 crore and Rs 10 lakh

32. How many hours per year are the people expected to contribute for cleanliness under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan?

  1. 70
  2. 80
  3. 90
  4. 100

33. Match the items given in column I and II
   Column-I
(P)  Montreal Protocol
(Q) Vienna Convention
(R) Kyoto Protocol
(S)  Earth Summit
Column-II

  1. Protection  of Ozone Layer
  2. Stabilization of Greenhouse Gases
  3. Environment and Sustainable Development
  4. Total Elimination of Ozone Depleting Substances

Match the above:

  1. (P-iv), (Q-ii), (R-i), (S-iii)
  2. (P-iv), (Q-i), (R-ii), (S-iii)
  3. (P-ii), (Q-iv), (R-i), (S-iii)
  4. (P-ii), (Q-i), (R-iii), (S-iv)

34. In context environment, the term “dirty dozen” refers to:

  1. 12 ozone layer depleting substances
  2. 12 persistent organic pollutants
  3. 12 most harmful greenhouse gases
  4. 12 most degraded ecosystems

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  1. Only 3
  2. 1, 2 and 3
  3. Only 2
  4. 1, 2, 3 and 4

35. Vast majority of biodiversity occur in :

  1. Developing countries
  2. Developed countries
  3. Equal in both
  4. None of the above

36. “Appiko Movement” was leaded by :

  1. Sunderlal Bahuguna
  2. Pandurang Hegde
  3. Vandana Shiva
  4. Amrita Devi

37. Freshwater present on earth is :

  1. 1.5%
  2. 0.01%
  3. 2.5%
  4. 2.97%

38. Which industry labours are most prone to Cytosilicosis disease?

  1. Electric
  2. Computer
  3. Dairy
  4. Cement

39. Match the items given in column I and II :
Column-I
(P) Biological Diversity Act
(Q) E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rules
(R)  Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary) Rules
(S) Municipal Solid Wastes (Management and Handling Rules
Column-II

  1. 2000
  2. 2008
  3. 2011
  4. 2002
  5. (P-i), (Q-iv), (R-ii), (S-iii)
  6. (P-i), (Q-iv), (R-ii), (S-ii)
  7. (P-iv), (Q-iii), (R-ii), (S-i)
  8. (P-iv), (Q-iii), (R-i), (S-ii)

40. In which year “Project Crocodile” was launched in India?

  1. 1973
  2. 1975
  3. 1972
  4. 1980

41. Which of the following is a non-renewable energy source?

  1. Solar
  2. Wind
  3. Nuclear reactors
  4. All of the above

42. Which of the following is not a fundamental unit?

  1. Meter
  2. Litre
  3. Kilogram
  4. Second

43. The liquid used in a clinical thermometer is :

  1. Alcohol
  2. Water
  3. Mercury
  4. Benzene

44. The image formed by a convex  mirror is :

  1. Erect and diminished
  2. Erect and enlarged
  3. Inverted and diminished
  4. Inverted and enlarged

45. Renewable source of energy is :

  1. Coal
  2. Fossil fuels
  3. Natural gas
  4. Sun

46. The global warming has resulted:

  1. Increase in yield of the crop
  2. Decrease in sea levels
  3. Decrease in human deaths
  4. Increase in sea levels

47. Photosynthesis occurs in :

  1. Nucleus
  2. Mitochondria
  3. Chloroplast
  4. None of the above

48. In which part of our body RBC formed?

  1. Liver
  2. Heart
  3. Bone-marrow
  4. Kidney

49. “Rataundhi” is due to deficiency of which Vitamin?

  1. Vitamin A
  2. Vitamin B6
  3. Vitamin C
  4. Vitamin B12

50. Core of a transformer is made of :

  1. Steel
  2. Soft iron
  3. Copper
  4. Aluminium

51. Which of the following is in the deficiency in a body during “Dengue” fever?

  1. Haemoglobin
  2. Sugar
  3. Platelets
  4. Water

52. Who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2017?

  1. Joachim Frank
  2. Jacques Dubochet
  3. Richard Henderson
  4. All of the above

53. Who won the Women’s Single Wimbledon tournament in 2017?

  1. Garbine Muguruza
  2. Ekaterina Makarova
  3. Elena Vesnina
  4. Serena Williams

54. Who became first female President of Singapore?

  1. Carrie Lam
  2. Halimah Yacob
  3. Jacindra Ardern
  4. Angela Merkel

55. Why Jagmeet Singh is in news?

  1. He is elected leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party.
  2. He represents South Hall in British House of Commons.
  3. He is appointed as one of the advisor to President Donald Trump.
  4. He is advisor to UN Commission on Human Rights.

56. Why Hambantota Port has been in news in 2017?

  1. Its majority stakes are sold to China.
  2. It straddles world’s busiest east-west shipping route.
  3. Chinese move here created worries for India.
  4. All of the above

57. Who was awarded Best Actress award in the 64th National Film awards function?

  1. M. Surabhi
  2. Zaira Wasim
  3. Iman Chakraborty
  4. Sonam Kapoor

58. Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
List-I

  1. Sachidanand Vatsyayan
  2. Aryabhatta
  3. Ayyankali
  4. Fatima Beevi

List-II

  1. Judge
  2. Harijan leader
  3. Hindi Poet
  4. Astronomer

Codes:
          (I)          (II)           (III)        (IV)

  1. (iv)            (iii)          (i)             (ii)
  2. (iii)          (iv)         (ii)          (i)
  3. (iii)            (i)            (ii)            (iv)
  4. (ii)             (i)            (iii)           (iv)

59. Name the sportsperson who has been honoured with “Bharat Ratna”?

  1. Major Dhyan Chanda
  2. Sunil Gavaskar
  3. Sachin Tendulkar
  4. P.T. Usha

60. Who is appointed as New Chairman of ISRO?

  1. G.K. Menon
  2. Roddam Narasimhan
  3. R. Rao
  4. K.Sivan

61. Who said that, “The Constituent Assembly was a one party body in The Assembly was the Congress and the Congress was India”?

  1. Morris Jones
  2. Paul R. Brass
  3. Granville Austin
  4. Richard Sisson

62. Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
List-I (Books)

  1. The Child and the State in India
  2. The Hindu Nationalist Movement  and Indian Politics
  3. The Political Economy of  Development in India
  4. Poverty Amid Plenty in the New India

List-II (Authors)

  1. Atul Kohli
  2. Pranab Bardhan
  3. Christopher Jaferlot
  4. Myron Weiner

Codes:
         (I)            (II)           (III)           (IV)

  1. (iii)          (iv)            (i)                (ii)
  2. (iv)          (iii)            (ii)               (i)
  3. (ii)           (i)              (iii)             (iv)
  4. (i)             (ii)            (iv)             (iii)

63. In which case did The Supreme Court give the doctrine of ‘Basic Structure’ of the constitution?

  1. Keshavanand Bharti case
  2. Golak Nath case
  3. Indira Sawhney case
  4. Sankari Prasad case

64. Which states/union territories are involved in the Cauvery river dispute?

  1. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu
  2. Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
  3. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala
  4. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry

65. Supreme Court’s judgment in Indira Sawhney Vs. Union of India case deals with :

  1. Reservations for OBCs
  2. Reservations for SCs and STs
  3. Reservations in Promotion
  4. Reservations for Muslims

66. Match List-I and List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List-I (Panchayati Raj Committees)

  1. H. Hanumantha Roa
  2. V.K. Rao
  3. Ashok Mehta
  4. M. Singhvi

List-II (Year)

  1. 1978
  2. 1984
  3. 1986
  4. 1985

Codes:
(I)           (II)           (III)          (IV)

  1. (iv)           (ii)          (i)            (iii)
  2. (ii)            (iv)         (i)       (iii)
  3. (i)             (iii)         (ii)           (iv)
  4. (iii)           (i)           (iv)          (ii)

67. Which of the following is not associated with electoral reforms in India?

  1. Tarkunde Committee
  2. Dinesh Goswami Committee
  3. N. N. Vohra committee
  4. Indrajit Gupta Committee

68. Who described Indian Capitalism as “Dharmshala Capitalism”?

  1. K.R.V. Rao
  2. Jagdish Bhagwati
  3. Amartya Sen
  4. Raj Krishna

69. Which of the following are statutory bodies? Select and correct answer from the codes given below :

  1. University Grants Commission
  2. Official Language Commission
  3. Railway Board
  4. Atomic Energy Commission

Codes:

  1. (i) and (ii)
  2. (i), (iii) and (iv)
  3. (i), (ii) and (iv)
  4. (ii) and (iv)

70. Regarding the Interim Government of 1946 which of the following is not correct?

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister/Head of the Executive Council
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru was designated as the Vice-President of the Viceroy’s Executive Council.
  3. The viceroy continue to be the Head of the Executive Council
  4. The members of the Interim Government was members of Viceroy’s Executive Council

71. Who said, Indian federalism is “a new kind of federation to meet India’s peculiar need’s?

  1. Granville Austin
  2. Ivor Jennings
  3. Alexanderowicz
  4. Ronald Wats

72. Adi Ambedkar Samaj movement is related to which state?

  1. Maharashtra
  2. Punjab
  3. Rajasthan
  4. Uttar Pradesh

73. When did Communist Party of India (Marxist) emerge a separate political party?

  1. 1960
  2. 1964
  3. 1968
  4. 1973

74. Who described the critical and creative role of politics in India as “the Indian model of development”?

  1. Rajni Kothari
  2. Amartya Sen
  3. Jagdish Bhagwati
  4. James Manner

75. Match List-I and List-II and identify the correct answer from the codes given below:
List-I (Events)

  1. Millennium Development
  2. National Commission for Women
  3. Ministry of Women and Child Development
  4. National Mission for Empowerment of Women

List-II (Year)

  1. 2010
  2. 2006
  3. 1992
  4. 2011

Codes:
(I)            (II)       (III)          (IV)

  1. (i)           (ii)         (iv)          (iii)
  2. (iv)         (iii)        (ii)           (i)
  3. (i)           (iv)        (iii)          (ii)
  4. (iii)         (i)           (ii)          (iv)

76. Montague-Chelmsford Reforms were introduced in India in the year :

  1. 1881
  2. 1902
  3. 1909
  4. 1919

77. B.R. Ambedkar was born at :

  1. Poona
  2. Bombay
  3. Mhow
  4. Satara

78. Which of the following leaders had worked for tribal upliftment?

  1. Mahatma Gandhi
  2. A.V. Thakkar
  3. B.R. Ambedkar
  4. Jagjivan Ram

79. Which of the following leaders was never associated with the Indian National Congress?

  1. V.D. Savarkar
  2. Lala Lajpat Rai
  3. Vallabhbhai Patel
  4. S. C. Bose

80. Which of the following was not a socialist leader?

  1. Ram Manohar Lohiya
  2. Jaiprakash Narain
  3. S.C. Bose
  4. M.R. Jaiyakar

81. Which of the following Bills was drafted by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as the first Law Minister of India?

  1. Hindu Code Bill
  2. Indian Code Bill
  3. Hindu Marriage Bill
  4. Human Rights Bill

82. Which one of the following igneous rocks has the highest density?

  1. Basalt
  2. Olivine
  3. Pyroxene
  4. Quartz

83. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?

  1. Slate-Sandstone
  2. Schist-Shale
  3. Marble-Limestone
  4. Quartzite-Sandstone

84. Which one of the following planets has the shortest day?

  1. Earth
  2. Mars
  3. Mercury
  4. Venus

85. The term outwash plain is associated with :

  1. Glaciers
  2. Rivers
  3. Sea waves
  4. Wind action

86. Which one of the following has the largest number of active volcanoes?

  1. Alaska
  2. Aleutian Islands
  3. Hawaii Islands
  4. Iceland

87. The concept of Normal Cycle of Erosion was given by :

  1. Davis, W.M.
  2. Penck, W.
  3. Strahler, A.
  4. Thornbury, W.D.

88. The term Ria stands for :

  1. A submerged river valley
  2. A submerged glacial valley
  3. An emerged river valley
  4. An emerged glacial valley

89. The term deflation is associated with :

  1. Glaciers
  2. Running water Sea-water
  3. Sea-waves
  4. Wind action

90. The rate of decrease of temperature in the troposphere is :

  1. 5.4 degree Celcius
  2. 6.4 degree Celcius
  3. 7 degree Celcius
  4. 4 degree Celcius

91. The term Operation Flood is associated with :

  1. Blue Revolution
  2. Golden Revolution
  3. White Revolution
  4. Yellow Revolution

92. The National Forest Policy was launched in :

  1. 1988
  2. 1990
  3. 1994
  4. 1996

93. Which one of the following states have the highest percentage of irrigated area?

  1. Arunachal Pradesh
  2. Haryana
  3. Jammu & Kashmir
  4. Sikkim

94. Oil refinery at Bhatinda is being established by :

  1. BPCL
  2. HPCL
  3. CRL
  4. IOC

95. Which one of the following is the largest industry in India?

  1. Cement
  2. Iron & Steel
  3. Petroleum
  4. Textile

96. Tata Iron and Steel Company at Jamshedpur was established in:

  1. 1914
  2. 1912
  3. 1910
  4. 1908

97. The first industrial policy was announced in :

  1. 1948
  2. 1956
  3. 1964
  4. 1972

98. The town of Rishira is known for the industry of :

  1. Cotton Textile
  2. Jute Textile
  3. Silk Textile
  4. Woolen Textile

99. Koraput has rich deposits of :

  1. Bauxite
  2. Copper
  3. Iron-ore
  4. Mica

100. How many sustainable developments are there in the U.N. Agenda 2030?

  1. 14
  2. 15
  3. 16
  4. 17

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