Himachal Pradesh Trained Graduate Teacher (Arts) Exam 2014

1. The mountain range “Rockies” is located in – North America

2. Indian Standard Time is ……….. ahead of GMT. – 5 hours 30 minutes

3. Rabi crops are sown in ……. – October/December

4. Which state tops in Soyabean production? – Madhya Pradesh

5. The minimum age to qualify for election of the Lok Sabha on the – 25 years

6. The President of India can dissolve the Lok Sabha on the - Advice of the Prime Minister

7. The  President of India can be removed from his office before the expiry of his normal term only on the recommendation of – The two houses of the Parliament

8. The preamble to our Constitution includes all the following except – Equality of status, Adult Franchise, Fraternity, Justice – Adult franchise

9. The preamble to our Constitution provided that India is a – Sovereign, Socialist, Secular and Democratic Republic

10. The phrase “Bicameral Legislature” means – A legislature consisting of a lower and a upper house/ chamber.

11.    Which Right was described as “the heart and soul” of the Constitution? – Right to Constitutional Remedies

12.       Judges of the High Courts are appointed by the – President

13.       Who is the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha? – Vice-President

14.       Fourth Estate is referred to – The Press

15.       Our Constitution guarantees …………Fundamental Rights – 7

16.       The Constitution prohibits human trafficking under……….- Right against exploitation

17.    The Religious leaders hold power in a – Theocracy

18.    In which schedule of the Constitution, 22 languages of India duly recognized by the Constitution, are listed – Eight Schedule

19.    Who decides whether a Bill is a Money Bill or not – The Speaker of the Lok Sabha

20.    The Chief Election Commissioner can be removed by – through a procedure similar to that for the removal of the judge of Supreme Court



21.    The statement that ‘A man without society is either a beast or a God’ is attributed to – Aristotle

22.    Article 18 of the Indian Constitution provides for the – Abolition of Titles

23.    Which Committee first of all conceptualized PRIs as 3-tier system? – Balwant Rai Mehta Committee

24.    Duration of Gurukul Education was ……….. – 12 years

25.    Which was the first University of World? – Takshila

26.    Who gave much emphasis on education during medieval period? – Akbar

27.    Madras where the seats of …….- Higher Education

28.    Macaulay’s Minute was written in ………… - 1835

29.    Learning implies something in the individual – Occurring within

30.    Among Attitude, Maturation, Concepts, Skills which one is not a product of learning? – Maturation

31.    In teaching, if nothing has been learned, nothing has been…….- Taught

32.    Teaching would come in which classification of work? – Professional

33.    Who was the supporter of Naturalism in Education? – Rousseau

34.    Which book was written by Plato on Education? – The Republic

35.    Which branch of philosophy deals with knowledge? Its structure, method and validity? – Epistemology

36.    Knowledge according to, Mimamsa philosophy, is …….. – Real and Unreal

37.    On whose philosophy is the current primary education based (in India)? – Mahatma Gandhi

38.    Networking of Libraries through Electronic Media is known as – Inflibnet

39.    Which is the least important factor in teaching? – Punishing the students

40.    Whose statement is this “A single shelf of a good European library has worth the whole native literature of India and Arabia”? – Lord Macaulay

41.    Who was the Chairman of Indian Education Commission (1964-66)? – D.S. Kothari

42.    John Dewey liked best, the following definition of Education – Preparation for life

43.    In early Athenian education the ‘Paidagogos’ was a ………. – Slave

44.    Modern Indian Education at the elementary school level can be best described as being …..Pupil- Centered

45.    ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child’ its contribution in modern classroom serves our 
purpose in a – Worst way

46.    Teacher uses visual-aids to make learning …….. – Interesting

47.    The self, according to samkhya is different from – Body, Intellect and Mind

48.    Which is not relevant for achieving vertical social mobility? – Religion

49.    The famous psychologist, Binet was a ……. – French

50.    The proverb – ‘Grapes are sour’ is related to – Rationalization

51.    The term “Mental Hygiene” has been given by – C.W. Beers

52.    Himachal Pradesh bagged ‘Best State’ award under the ….. and …..c sectors at the ‘State of States Conclave, 2013’ organized by India Today. – Health, Investment

53.    Which erstwhile State of Himachal Pradesh was pioneer in the field of hydroelectricity generation? – Chamba

54.    The remains of two Buddhist Stupas in Kangra district have been found at – Chari and Chetru

55.    “Arjikiya” was the vedic name of the river – Beas

56.    “Suketi Fossil Park” is in the district of – Sirmaur

57.    In which year Shimla became the summer capital of the British Raj? (By the efforts of Lord Lawrence) – 1864

58.    Who is known as “Mahamana”? – Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya

59.    Which city is known as “Manchester of India” – Ahmadabad

60.    This tribe is mainly found in the States of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan – Bhils

61.    There is a provision of “Nirbhaya Fund” worth 1000 crore in the Union Budget 2013-14 for – Women Empowerment & Safety

62.    “Raijin” super computer belongs to – Australia

63.    “Charminar” is situated at – Hyderabad

64.    “Neurology” is the study of – Nervous system

65.    BCG vaccine is associated with the disease – Tuberculosis

66.    LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is the composition of – Butane-Propane

67.    Nearest planet to the Sun is – Mercury

68.    Which country is the only country to have participated in every Football World Cup so far? –Brazil

69.    The sports terms “Ace” is associated with – Lawn Tennis

70.    “Indian Point” is the …..Point of India. – Southernmost

71.    They went loafing ………the city – around

72.    Which can correctly substitute the underlined part of the sentence? Mahesh is not cut out for this kind of work. – suitable

73.    Cities were by no means
(P)     Unknown to India  
(Q)    Integral parts, organically
(R)    But in ancient India, they were
(S)   Related to the rest of the country  - PRQS

74.    The synonym of ‘Tranquility’ is – Calmness

75.    The antonym of ‘Plenty’ is – Scarcity

76.    He applied for and was …….legal aid by the Labour Ministry. – Granted

77.    Select the miss pelt word: Adhere, Intuition, Manageable, and Memorandum. – Memorandum

78.    Which  world will be placed first in English dictionary- Conductive, Contempt, Conductor, Condolence – Condolence

79.    Give one word for the following: To examine one’s own thoughts and feelings. – Introspection

80.    Give the correct option which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase – Once in a blue moon –       On rare occasions

81.    A song embodying religious and sacred emotions is …..- Hymn

82.    The doctor ……… the patient for taking certain medicines. – Prohibited

83.    “NADA” is associated with – Anti Doping Activities

84.    The National Fire Service College is situated at –Nagpur

85.    In August 2013, which sub-marine of Indian Navy was sunken down after an explosion? – INS Sindhu Rakshak

86.    What is the full form of PIN? – Postal Index Number

87.    In 2013, Indian Science Congress was held at ……… - Kolkata

88.    Who is the author of the book “The Low Land”? – Jhumpa Lahiri

89.    President of the USA, Barak Obama represents ……..party – Democratic

90.    In Judicial context, the intended purpose of ‘Certiorari’ is – To quash the order already passed by an inferior court, tribunal or judicial authority

91.    Right to move to the Supreme Court and the High Courts in case of violation of the Fundamental Rights, is known as – Rights to Constitutional Remedies

92.    The name ‘Harry Houdini’ is associated with – Magic

93.    The first hour of every sitting of Parliament is called the ……….- Question Hour

94.    Which of the following statement is not correct about Indus Valley Civilization?
Indus people first produced cotton; Harappan script was pictography; Cities were planned and the intensive use of burnt bricks; After Bronze, the second known metal was Iron. – After Bronze, the second known metal was Iron

95.    The Indus Valley Civilization site “Lothal” is situated in – Gujarat

96.    What was ‘Yava’ during Rig Vedic Period? – A crop (Barley)

97.    Which Vedas, contains charms and spells toward off evils and diseases? – Atharvaveda

98.    There were……Tirthankaras (Great Teachers) of the Jainism – 24

99.    Among Gautam Budha, Sidhartha, Vardhamana, Sakyamuni, which one is not the name of Buddha – Vardhamana

100.  The death of Buddha is known as – Mahaparinirvana

101.  Alexander the great invaded India in …..B.C. – 326

102.  Who was the author of ‘Mudrarakhasa’? – Vishakhadatta

103.  ‘Sanchi Stupa’ was built by – Ashoka

104.  Vikaram samvat (Era) starts from …….B.C. – 58

105.  ‘Harshacharita’ was written by – Banabhatta

106.  Harisena the author of Allahabad Pillar Inscription was the court poet of – Samudragupta

107.  Mehrauli Inscription (Iron Pillar near Qutub Minar) is associated with – Chandragupta-II

108.  Among Kumarsambhava, Vikramovarshiya, Raghuvansham, Ratnavali which one is not associated with ‘Kalidasa’? – Ratnavali

109.  Hieun Tsang visited India during the reign of – Harshavardhana

110.  ‘Elephanta cave shrine’ was got constructed by the – Rashtrakutas

111.  ‘’Priyadarshika” is the work of – Harshvardhana

112.  ‘Khajuaho’ temples were built by the – Chandellas

113.  Who was the first Muslim who invaded India in 712 A.D.? – Mahammad bin Qasim

114.  Who is considered the ‘founder of Muslim Rule in India’? – Mohammad Ghori

115.  Who was the Sultan of Delhi popularly known as ‘Lakh Baksh’ for his generosity? – Qutubuddin Aibak

116.  Who formed ‘Turkan-e-Chahalgani’ Turkish nobles? – IItutmish

117.  Who introduced the ‘Sijdah’ and ‘Paibos’ practices in the Court of Delhi Sultanate? – Balban

118.  Who was the Sultan of Delhi known for his market reforms and new capital ‘Siri’? – Alauddin Khilji

119.  Timur, the Mongol leader, ordered general massacre in Delhi in ……..A.D. – 1398

120.  Who was ‘Jaziya’? – Religious tax

121.  ……….was the Sultan of Delhi who transferred capital from Delhi to Daulatabad. – Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq

122.  Which poet was known as “The Parrot of India” (Tuti-e-Hind)? – Amir Khusro

123.  Which religious leader was known as ‘Mahaprabhu’? – Chaitanya

124.  Under Akbar, Mir Bakshi was required to look after – Military affairs

125.  The Vijayanagar ruler, Krishnadev Raya’s work “Amuktamalyada” was in – Telugu

126.  Todal Mal was associated with – Land revenue reforms

127.  Two of the great Mughals wrote their own memories. They were – Babur and Jahangir

128.  Who installed a chain of justice outside his palace in Agra Called Zanzir-i-Adil? – Jahangir

129.  Ustad Mansur was a famous painter in the reign of – Jahangir

130.  Which Mughal Emperor’s reign is considered the “Golden Age of Mughal Empire”? – Shah Jahan

131.  Ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur was executed by – Aurangzeb

132.  ‘Ashtapradhan’ were ministers of – Marathas

133.  Third Battle of Panipat  took place in ……A.D. – 1761

134.  Vasco-de-Gama reached the port of Calicut in ….A.D. – 1498

135.  The English East India Company set up its first factory at – Surat

136.  Battle of Buxar took place in the year……….A.D. – 1764

137.  Who amongst the following is known as the ‘Father of Civil services’ in India? – Lord Cornwallis

138.  The Britishers transferred their capital from Calcutta to delhi in …..A.D. – 1911

139.  Who amongst the following was not a leader (Revolutionary) during the revolt of 1857? – Nizam of Hydrabad

140.  Who was the founder of ‘Ramakrishna Mission? – Swami Vivekananda

141.  Which revolutionary leader was also known as ‘Frontier Gandhi’? – Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

142.  In which town in India did Gandhi Ji make his first experiment in Satyagraha? – Champaran

143.  Name the organization founded in 1906 by the Aga Khan (Nawab of Daka) and Nawab Mohsin-ul-Mulk. – The all India Muslim League

144.  The name of ‘Lala Hardayal’ is associated with – Ghadar Party

145.  Chauri Chaura incident is associated with – Non-Cooperation Movement

146.  Percentage share of Indian Agriculture in National Income has been – Decreasing

147.  Indian economy is – Mixed economy

148.  In India, National Income Estimates are prepared by – Central Statistical Organization

149.  Economic Activities of India have been divided in basic ……..sectors for measuring National income – Three

150.  In India, which sector contribute highest in the National income? – Tertiary Sector

151.  Which is the cause of low per capita income in India? – Backward technology, Rapid increase in population and Backward infrastructure

152.  Population can be controlled by – Decreasing birth rate

153.  For developing nations, the effect of rapid increase in population on economic development is – Harmful

154.  Birth rate refers to no. of children born per…..persons in a year – 1,000

155.  Growth rate of population can be measured by – Subtraction of death rate from birth rate

156.  In which State, the number of females is more than that of males? – Kerala

157.  In India, Which State has lowest Population density? – Arunachal Pradesh

158.  The Second five year plan was focused on – Heavy Industry

159.  “Green Revolution” in India has so far been most successful in the case of – Wheat

160.  Who finally approves the Draft five year plans? – National Development Council

161.  Depreciation means – Loss of equipment over time due to wear and tear

162.  Which is the most appropriate cause of exports surplus? – Development in National and International markets

163.  If the cash reserve ratio is lowered by the RBI, its impact on credit creation will be 
to – Increase it

164.  Excise duty is a tax levied on the – Production of goods

165.  Deficit financing means that the government borrow money from the – RBI

166.  A major step of the Nationalization of Banks (14 Commercial Banks) was taken in the year ….. – 1969

167.  India ranks ……. In the production of Jute. – 1st

168.  Subsides means – Payment made by the government to business enterprises without buying any goods and services

169.  Among Income Tax, Stamp duty, Wealth Tax, Excise duty which one is not a Direct Tax? – Excise duty

170.  The model of Five Years Plan for rapid economic growth has been taken from – Erstwhile USSR

171.  Which programme/measure is not associated with ‘Women Empowerment and Child Development? – Rajeev Awaas Yojna

172.  Dalal Street is located at – Mumbai

173.  ‘Grey Revolution’ is associated with – Wool production

174.  As per Census-2011 … has the lowest literacy rate. – Bihar

175.  As per Census-2011, the Sex Ratio in India is …….. – 940

176.  Deepest point ‘Java Trench’  is associated with – Indian Ocean

177.  Autumnal Equinox falls on which date? – 23rd September

178.  Mount Kilimanjaro is in which country? – Tanzania

179.  Which is the longest river of the world? – Nile

180.  Which is the driest place of the world? – Atacama Desert

181.  Which is the oldest mountain chain in India? – Aravallis

182.  Tropic of Cancer passes through which of the following States? – Rajasthan

183.  Suraj Tal Lake is situated in which district of Himachal Pradesh? – Lahual&Spiti

184.  In which State Keoladeo National Park is situated? – Rajasthan

185.  Among Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Sutlej which river does not originate in India? – Sutlej

186.  At which place is the Shompen tribe found? – Nicobar Island

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