Solved Paper Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services(GS) 2015

1)      Name the site where Harappan ploughed field has been found:
A.    Harappa
B.     Banawali
C.     Rakhigarhi
D.    Kalibanga
2)      Who among the following is the author of Milind Panho?
A.    Nagasen
B.     Ashwaghosh
C.     Dharmpal
D.    Devardhi
3)      Name the place where Jaina texts were finally complied?
A.    Pawagrah
B.     Kalinga
C.     Sharvanbelgola
D.    Vallabhi
4)      Find out among the following author of Muasir-i-Alamgiri:
A.    Alberuni
B.     Barni
C.     Mustaid Khan
D.    Sams-i-Siraj
5)      The temples located in the region between the Vindhyas and the Krishna river are known as:
A.    Dravid style
B.     Nagar Style
C.     Vakataka Style
D.    Hybrid style
6)      Which of the following Marathas was given a Manasab of 7000/7000 by Aurangzeb?
A.    Shivaji
B.     Sambhaji
C.     Rajaram
D.    Shahuji
7)      Who abolished Dual Government in Bengal?
A.    Sir John Shore
B.     Lord Curzon
C.     Robert Clive
D.    Warren Hasting
8)      Sidhu and Kanhu were associated with which one of the following?
A.    The Kol uprising
B.     The Munda rebellion
C.     The Khasi Rising
D.    The Santhal rebellion
9)      Match the List I with List II
List 1
A.    Dadabhai Naoroji
B.     Dayanand Sarswati
C.     Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D.    Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
List II
1)      Satyarth Prakash
2)      Anand Math
3)      Poverty and Un-British Rule of India
4)      Gita Rahasya
Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
A.    (a-2),(b-3),(c-4),(d-1)
B.     (a-3),(b-1),(c-4),(d-2)
C.     (a-3),(b-4),(c-1),(d-2)
D.    (a-4),(b-2),(c-1),(d-3)

10. Who was the head of the boundary commission which demarcated the boundaries of India and Pakistan?
(A) Redcliffe
(B) McMahon  
(C) Simon
(D) None of the above

11. What is the local name of shifting cultivation in Malaysia?
A. Jhum
B. Kumri
C. Podu
D. Ladang
12.  Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
  Towns                         Rivers
(A)  Ayodhya                           Saryu
(B)  Surat                                  Tapti
(C) Bareilly                               Ganga
(D) Kurnool                              Tungbhadra

13. Tropic of cancer does not pass through
(A) Tripura
(B) Mizoram
(C) Manipur
(D) Chhattisgarh

14. Which is the second most spoken language in India?
(A) Urdu
(B) Hindi
(C) Bengali
(D) Telugu

15. Great Salt Lake is located in:
(A) Australia
(C) Canada
(D) U.S.A.

16.  Which of the following is the correct order of rivers from north to south?
(A) Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Satluj
(B) Jhelum, Ravi, Chenab, Satluj
(C) Ravi, Jhelum, Chenab, Satluj
(D) Ravi, Chenab, Jhelum, Satluj

17. Which of the following has the lowest sex ratio in India?
 (A) Punjab
(B) Haryana
(C) Dadar and Nagar Haveli
(D) Daman and Div

18. Diego Garcia Island is located in
(A) Pacific Ocean
(B) Atlantic Ocean
(C) Indian Ocean
(D) Arctic Ocean

19. Which of the following statements is/are correct ?
i) Recorded temperature decreases from North to South India
ii) Rainfall increases from West to East in Northern Plains of India
(A) Only (i)
(B) Only (ii)
(C) Both (i) and (ii)
(D) Neither (i) nor (ii)

20. Which of the following is the largest coal producer?
(A) China
(B) U.S. A.
(C) India
(D) Australia

21. According to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, which of the following articles of the Indian Constitution was to remain a dead-letter?
(A) Article 360
(B) Article 356
(C) Article 352
(D) Article 32

22. The elected members of the state legislative assembly participate in the elections of
(i) The President of India
(ii) The Vice President of India
(iii) Members of Rajya Sabha
(iv) Member of Legislative Council
(A) (1), (2) and (3)
(B) (1), (3) and (4)
(C) (1), (2) and (4)
(D) (1), (2), (3) and (4)

23. Which of the following are the exclusive committees of Rajya Sabha?
(i) Committee on Subordinate legislation
(ii) Committee on government assurances
(iii) Committee on welfare of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
(iv) Committee on public undertakings
Select the correct answer from the codes given below
(A) (1) and (3)
(B) (1) and (2)
(C) (1), (2) and (3)
(D) All of the above

24. The tenure of the chief election commissioner of India is
(A) Five years
(B) Five years of 65 years of age, whichever is earlier
(C) Six years or 65 years of age, whichever is earlier
(D) Six years or 70 years, whichever is earlier

25. Which of the commissions/Committees has recommended that there should be Minister of Panchayati Raj?
(A) Ashok Mehta Committee
(B) L M Singhavi Committee
(C) G V K Rao Committee
(D) Second Administrative Reforms commission

26. Which of the following amendments to the Indian constitution has made the right of education a fundamental right?
(A) 84th
(B) 86th
(C) 91st
(D) 92nd

27. Which of the following statements are correct about the national human right commission?
(i) The National Human Rights Commission is an independent body
(ii) It is not a constitutional body
(iii) It is a statutory body
(iv) It is a multimember body
Select the correct answer from the code given below
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (i), (ii) and (iii)
(C) (i), (ii) and (iv)
(D) All of the above

28. What is the correct sequence of the following four stages in the public policy formulation process?
(i) Making policy decisions
(ii) Putting public problems on policy agenda
(iii) Identifying public problems
(iv) Formulating policy proposals to deal with the problem
Select the correct answer from the code given below
(A) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)
(B) (iii), (ii), (iv) and (i)
(C) (i), (iii), (ii) and (iv)
(D) (ii), (iv), (iii) and (i)

29. The responsibility of law and order rests with the police commissioner in the cities of
(i) Chandigarh
(ii) Delhi
(iii) Mumbai
(iv) Kolkata
Select the correct answer from the code given below
(A) (i), (ii), (iii)
(B) (i), (ii), and (iv)
(C)  (ii), (iii) and (iv)
(D) (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)

30. Which one of the following functions does not figure in the 11th schedule of the constitution (73rd Amendment)? 
(A) Libraries
(B) Cultural activities
(C) Fire services
(D) Family welfare

31. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna was launched on
(A) 15th August, 2014
(B) 1st January, 2015
(C) 26th January, 2015
(D) 28th August 2014

32. Earth Summit 2012 for sustainable development was held in
(A) New Delhi, India
(B) Rio-Di-Janeiro, Brazil
(C) Johannesburg, South Africa
(D) New York, USA

33. According to Planning Commission estimates for 2011-12 which of the following states have maximum percentage of population below poverty line
(A) Chhattisgarh
(B) Bihar
(C) Jharkhand
(D) Odisha

34. The World Investment Report (WIR) is published by
(A) International Monetary Fund
(B) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
(C) General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)
(D) Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

35. SEBI was established in the year
(A) 1988
(B) 1990
(C) 1991
(D) 1985

36. NITI in NITI Aayog stands for
(A) National Institution for Transforming India
(B) National Institute of Transforming India
(C) National Initiative for Transforming India
(D) National Institution for Translating India

37. Annual Summit 2015 of BRICS nations will be held in
(A) New Delhi, India
(B) Fortaleza, Brazil
(C) Ufa in Bashkortostan, Russia
(D) Durban, South Africa

38. As per the population census 2011, what is the percentage of urban population in Himachal and India respectively
(A) 15.05 and 35.60
(B) 10.03 and 31.16
(C) 10.03 and 35.60
(D) 12.65 and 31.16

39.  Recently, the government of India has decided to revise the base year for estimating the GDP from
(A)2001-02 to 2010-11
(B) 2004-05 to 2013-14
(C) 2004-05 to 2011-12
(D) 2001-02 to 2011-12

40. National Sample Survey Office was established in the year :
(A) 1950
(B) 1951
(C) 1947
(D) 1948

41. How many biosphere reserves are there in India
(B) 18
(C) 26
(D) 32

42. The UN Convention on Biodiversity was ratified by the Indian government in the year
(A) 1992
(B) 1993
(C) 1994
(D) 1997

43. Apart from Carbon-dioxide, which of the following gases also have a role in climate change?
(B) Nitrogen Dioxide
(C) Sulphur Dioxide
(D) Helium

44. At present, which country is the maximum emitter of Carbon-dioxide?
(B) China
(C) Russia
(D) France

45. As per the IPCC 4th Assessment Report, the average sea level during the period 1961-2003 increased approximately at the rate of
(A) 1.8 cm per year
(B) 5.9mm per year
(C) 4.1mm per year
(D) 1.8mm per year

46. In India, the forest cover percentage of the total geographical area of the country is appox.
(A) 18%
(B) 29%
(C) 21%
(D) 31%

47. Driving force for an eco-system is
(A) Solar energy
(B) Vegetation
(C) Producers
(D) Bio-Mass

48. Which of the following has the maximum bio-diversity?
(A) Mangroves
(B) Corel reefs
(C) Temperature regions
(D) Tropical regions

49. At present, the primary energy source in the world is
(A) Hydro power
(B) Fossil fuels
(C) Nuclear power
(D) Solar power

50. World Ozone day is celebrated on
(A) June 19th
(B) August 19th
(C) September 16th

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