Screening Test for the post of ( Clerk/ Proof Readers) -High Court Himachal Pradesh

1. The Homlographic projection has the correct representation of

(A) Shape

(B) Area

(C) Baring

(D) Distance

2. The great Victoria Desert is located in

(A) Canada

(B) West Africa

(C) Australia

(D) North America

3. The Iron and steel industries of which of the following countries are almost fully dependent on imported raw material

(A) Britain

(B) Japan

(C) Poland

(D) Germany

4. The Hundred Years War involved which two countries?

(A) Germany and Italy

(B) Britain and France

(C) Germany and Russia

(D) France and England

5. Who is popularly known as the ‘Iron Man of Germany’?

(A) Bismarck

(B) Karl Marx

(C) Hitler

(D) Stalin

6. The author of ‘American Declaration of Independence’ was:

(A) George Washington

(B) Benjamin Franklin

(C) Thomas Jefferson

(D) John Adams

7. Which of the following passes connects Pakistan and Afghanistan?

(A) Nath lu Pass

(B) Khyber Pass

(C) Khardung La Pass

(D) Karakoram Pass

8. Who has been nicknamed as ‘Beast of Baku’?

(A) Vladimir Kremnik

(B) Vesalin Topalov

(C) Karpov

(D) Vishwanathan Anand

9. Name the person who is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful entertainer of all time?

(A) Charlie Chaplin

(B) Michael Jackson

(C) Steven Spielberg

(D) Elvis Presley

10. The FIFA World cup trophy, created in 1971 and used for the first time in 1974 World Cup, was designed by:

(A) Silvio Gazzangia

(B) Paul Leautey

(C) Jules Rimet

(D) Simon Kuper

11. Defexpo-2016 was held at –

(A) Goa

(B) Bangolore

(C) Jaisalmer

(D) Ahmedabad

12. Which freedom fighter was the author of the book “An Introduction of the Dreamland”?

(A) Bhagat Singh

(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(C) Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

(D) Subhas Chandra Bose

13. Who has been selected as the new Chairman of NHRC?

(A) Justice H.L. Dattu

(B) Justice Cyriac Joseph

(C) Justice D. Murugesan

(D) Shri Sharad Chandra Sinha

14. Which of the following is the highest waterfall in India?

(A) Jog Falls

(B) Kunchikal Falls

(C) Dudhsagar Falls

(D) Langshiang Falls

15. Which if the largest organization in India in terms of conducting regular socio-economic surveys?



(C) Central Statistical Organization

(D) Registrar General and Census Commission of India

16. What is the full form of DRDO?

(A) Defence Research and Development Organization

(B) Defence for Regional Development Organization

(C) Defence Regulatory and Development Organization

(D) Defence and Regulatory Date office

17. Who became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Air Force in independent India?

(A) Subroto Mukherjee

(B) Eyre Coote

(C) Thomas Walker Elmhirst

(D) Thomas Adams

18. Where is the headquarters of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) located?

(A) Mumbai

(B) New Delhi

(C) Port Blair

(D) Kolkata

19. The Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on:

(A) July 19th

(B) June 29th

(C) July 26th

(D) July 12th

20. Which among the following is the Apex body of hockey in the country {recognized by International Hockey Federation (FIH)}?

(A) Hockey India

(B) Indian Hockey Federation

(C) Indian Hockey

(D) None of these

21. Which among the following Indian sportsperson has been nicknamed ‘The Lightning Kid’ because of the speed with which he plays?

(A) Zaheer Khan

(B) Vishwanathan Anand

(C) Somdev Devvarman

(D) Vishnu Vardhan

22. The first Afro-Asian Games were held in 2003 in which Indian city?

(A) Kochi

(B) Mumbai

(C) Nagpur

(D) Hyderbad

23. How many stanzas of Rabindranath Togore’s ‘Jana Gana Mana’ have been adopted as India’s National Anthem?

(A) First Stanza

(B) First and Second Stanzas

(C) Third and Fourth Stanzas

(D) The Whole Song

24. Indian Army day is observed on:

(A) 15th January

(B) 20th May

(C) 15th August

(D) 9th September

25. Which prominent author has authored the books “Untouchable” and “Coolie”?

(A) Dominique Lapierre

(B) Mulkh Raj Anand

(C) Arun Shourie

(D) Ronald Segal

26. Ain-i-Akbari and Akbarnama were written during Akbar’s regin by:

(A) Abul Fazl

(B) Kautilya

(C) Hieun Sang

(D) Faizi

27. Local Self Government in India was introduced by:

(A) Lord Mayo

(B) Lord Ripon

(C) Lord Bentick

(D) Lort Lytton

28. Who was the Nawab of Bengal when the incident of Black Hole Tragedy occurred?

(A) Siraj-ud-Daula

(B) Shuja-ud-Daula

(C) Mir Qasim

(D) Mir Jagar

29. The Lucknow Pact was signed in which year?

(A) 1916

(B) 1911

(C) 1917

(D) 1919

30. What was the name of autobiography of Jahangir?

(A) El-e-Jahangiri

(B) Tuzk-e-Jahangiri

(C) Din-e-Jahangiri

(D) None of these

31. The famous “Zanskar” range falls in the

(A) Greater Himalayas

(B) Inner Himalayas

(C) Shivalik range

(D) Located near Nepal border

32. The lake “kumarwah” is located in the district:

(A) Kullu

(B) Mandi

(C) Solan

(D) Hamirpur

33. The river Yamuna has mythical relation to:

(A) Brahma

(B) Vyas

(C) Sun

(D) Shiva

34. The river “Chenab” during Vedic period was known as:

(A) Shaldar

(B) Arikri

(C) Giriganga

(D) Mukteshwari

35. Shimla the capital of Himachal Pradesh has an altitude of:

(A) 2,596 mts.

(B) 2,3456 mts.

(C) 2,421 mts.

(D) 2,693 mts.

36. Who was the first Himachali to be honoured with Padamshree?

(A) Kailash Mahajan

(B) Charanjeet Singh

(C) Dr. Y.S. Parmar

(D) Dr. D.S Rana

37. Who built the fort of Nagarkot into he ancient period?

(A) Ashoka

(B) Susharma

(C) Sansar Chand

(D) Ghamand Chand

38. Who supported the Kirata Shambra in the Kirata Aryan War?

(A) Matsaya Naresh

(B) Verchi

(C) Drugana

(D) Shringi Rishi

39. Name of the Bilaspur raja, who invited Gurkhas in 1804 A.D. to invade Kangra?

(A) Kripal Chand

(B) Mahan Chand

(C) Prakash Chand

(D) Udai Chand

40. ‘Sahib Amar Singh’ was famous wazir of the State:

(A) Bilaspur

(B) Kullu

(C) Mahlog

(D) Panchal

41. The great warrior Zorawar Singh was from the district:

(A) Kangra

(B) Una

(C) Chamba

(D) Hamirpur

42. What was the name of Darlaghat during riyasat period?

(A) Shahal

(B) Dabra

(C) Salokha

(D) Bhatka

43. Who attented Imperial Darbar took place in Delhi in 1875 from Chamba?

(A) Autar Singh

(B) Suchet Singh

(C) Sham Singh

(D) Henry Davies

44. The M.K. Gandhi Murder trial in 1948 was conducted in:

(A) Peterhoff

(B) Kennedy House

(C) Rookwood

(D) Guard House

45. Who became the first president of Sirmaur Praja Mandal in 1937?

(A) Devinder Singh

(B) Y.S. Parmar

(C) Chaudhary Sherjung

(D) Hari Chand

46. Himachal Pradesh Police Training Centre is located at:

(A) Junga

(B) Bankhandi

(C) Daroh

(D) Bharari

47. The Aryans came to Himachal Pradesh from:

(A) Central Americal

(B) South-East Asia

(C) Central India

(D) Central Asia

48. The “Kanets” are found in Himachal Pradesh in:

(A) Northern part

(B) Southern part

(C) Eastern part

(D) Western part

49. Which district in Himachal Pradesh is famous for fraternal polyandary?

(A) Kinnaur

(B) Chamba

(C) Lahual-Spiti

(D) Sirmaur

50. Riwalsar is the birth place of:

(A) Guru Govind Singh

(B) Raja Preekshit

(C) Hidimba

(D) Padamsambhava

51. Doca-Moca temple is located at:

(A) Bajaura

(B) Diar

(C) Gajan

(D) Dawra

52. Horticulture museum of H.P. is located at:

(A) Naldehra

(B) Kullu

(C) Nauni

(D) Nav Bahar

53. Guler Baksh,was a famous artist related to:

(A) Writing skill

(B) Painting

(C) Instrumentalist

(D) Classical Singer

54. Bonymoon, the earliest established Shimla museum was founded by:

(A) Robert Island

(B) Robert Tytler

(C) Mathew Arnold

(D) Lord Rippon

55. The famous temple of Raja Gephan is at:

(A) Pangi

(B) Kalpa

(C) Lahaul Valley

(D) Hatkoti

56. How much area of Lahual-Spiti district (in terms of percentage) was under cultivation in 1994?

(A) 5%

(B) 20%

(C) 25%

(D) 30

57. The local Liquor “Chhang and Ghanti” are made of :

(A) Ogla

(B) Barley

(C) Challai

(D) Maize

58. Who built “king Edward Hospital” at Baned in A.D. 1910?

(A) Rudra Sen

(B) Chatter Sen

(C) Seesh Sen

(D) Bhim Sen

59. For vocational education where was the first B.Ed College set up in Himachal in the year 1956?

(A) Dharamshala

(B) Hamirpur

(C) Shimla

(D) Sundernagar

60. Who was the first to receive Parshuram Award in 1987?

(A) Suman Rawat

(B) Chaman Singh

(C) Anil Dogra

(D) Charanjit Singh

61. MP3 is a….

(A) Video format

(B) Printer

(C) Sound format

(D) Scanner

62. A directory within a directory is called ……

(A) Mini Directory

(B) Junior Directory

(C) Part Directory

(D) Sub Directory

63. In MICR, C stands for……

(A) Character

(B) Colour

(C) Computer

(D) Code

64. ……….. is a collection of interrelated files in a computer.

(A) File manager

(B) Field

(C) Record

(D) Database

65. Which is not a basic function of a computer?

(A) Copy text

(B) Accept input

(C) Process data

(D) Store data

66. Antivirus software is an example of…….

(A) Business software

(B) An operating system

(C) A security utility

(D) An suit office

67. When the printer is positioned on a……….., it is a shaped like a hand.

(A) Grammer error

(B) Hyperlink

(C) Screen tip

(D) Spelling error

68. The first computers were programmed using……

(A) Assembly language

(B) Machine language

(C) Source code

(D) Object code

69. UPS stands for……

(A) Unit Product Code

(B) Universal Product Code

(C) Universal Production Classification

(D) Unit Public Code

70. LAN stands for……

(A) Local Area News

(B) Local Area Network

(C) Local Area Net

(D) Local Average Network

71. Which of the following is a function key of the computer?

(A) Control

(B) Edit

(C) Shift

(D) F1

72. Which of the following is a copyright software that can be used free?

(A) Shareware

(B) Freeware

(C) Groupware

(D) Email

73. Key used to move to the previous worksheet:

(A) Alt+PgUp

(B) Ctrl+PgUp

(C) Ctrl+PgDn

(D) Shift+Tab

74. A hybrid computer exhibits the features of……

(A) Analog computer

(B) Digital computer

(C) Both analog and digital computer

(D) Mainframe computer

75. A DSLAM is a devise used by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to route incoming DSL connections to the Internet .What is its correct full form?

(A) Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer

(B) Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplier

(C) Digital Service Line Access Multiplexer

(D) Dual Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer

76. Which among the following has been standardized in the IEEE 803 specifications?

(A) Bluetooth

(B) Ethernet


(D) All of these

77. State the correct external command?

(A) Chkdsk.exe

(B) Attrib.exe

(C) Restore.exe

(D) Backup.exe

78. Which of the following shortcut key is used to move backward through the tabs?





79. Alerts mostly appear in…….

(A) Check Box

(B) Combo Box

(C) Dialog Box

(D) All of these

80. Which of the following is the impact printer?

(A) Laser printer

(B) Ink jet printers

(C) Chain printers

(D) All of these

81. Select the one which is different from other three alternatives –





82. Select the one which is different from other three alternatives –

(A) July

(B) August

(C) September

(D) October

83. Based on the following statements, which is the correct conclusion drawn. Only gentlemen can become members of the club. Many of the members of the club are officers. Some of the officers have been invited for dinner.

(A) All the members of the club have been invited for dinner

(B) Some of the officers are not gentlemen

(C) All gentlemen are members of the club

(D) Only gentlemen have been invited for dinner

84. Of the following two statements, both of which cannot be true, but bothcan also be false. Which are these two statements?

I all machine make noise

II Some machines are noisy

III No machine makes noise

IV Some machines are not noisy

(A) I & II

(B) III & IV

(C) I & III

(D) II & IV

85. There are eight poets, namely, A, B, C, D, E, E, F, G and H in respect of whom questions are being asked into the examination. The first four are ancient poets and the last four are modern poets. The question on ancient and modern poets is being asked in alternate years. Those who like H also like G, those who like D like C also. The examiner who sets question is not likely to ask question on D because he has written an article on him. But he likes D. Last year a question was asked on F. Considering these facts, on whom the question is most likely to be asked this year?

(A) B

(B) C

(C) D

(D) G

86. In a family there are husband wife, two sons and two daughters. All the ladies were invited to a dinner. Both sons went out to play. Husband did not return from office. Who was at home?

(A) Only wife was at home

(B) All ladies were at home

(C) Only sons were at home

(D) No body was at home

87. Artists are generally whimsical. Some of them are frustrated. Frustrated people are prone to be drug addicts. Based on these statements which of the following conclusions is true?

(A) All frustrated people are drug addicts

(B) Some artists may be drug addicts

(C) All drug addicts are artists

(D) Frustrated people are whimsical

88. If A is the son of Q, Q and Y are sisters, Z is the mother of Y, P is the son of Z, then which of the following statements is correct?

(A) P is the maternal uncle of A

(B) P and Y are sisters

(C) A and P are cousins

(D) None of these

89. There are five books A, B, C, D and E placed on a table. If A is placed below E, C is placed above D, B is placed below A and D is placed above E, then which of the following books touches the surface of the table?

(A) C

(B) B

(C) A

(D) E


(A) Courageous

(B) Dangerous

(C) Timid

(D) Ferocious

91. Here are some words translated from an artificial language.

gorblflur means fan belt

pixngorbl means ceiling fan

arthtusl means title roof

Which word could mean “ceiling title”?

(A) gorbltusl

(B) flurgorbl

(C) arthflur

(D) pixnarth

92. Statements: No women teacher can play. Some women teachers are athletes.


1. Male athletes can play.

2. Some athletes can play.

(A) Only conclusion I follows

(B) Only conclusion II follows

(C) Either I or II follows

(D) Neither I nor II follows

93. The attainment of individual and organizational goals is mutually interdependent and linked by a common denominator – employee work motivation. Organizational members are motivated to satisfy their personal goals, and they contribute their efforts to the attainment of organizational objectives as means of achieving these personal goals. The passage best supports the statement that motivation –

(A) encourage an individual to give priority to personal goals over organizational goals.

(B) is crucial for the survival of an individual and organization.

(C) is the product of an individual’s physical and mental energy.

(D) is the external force which induces an individual to contribute his efforts.

94. Mohan is planning a special birthday dinner for her husband’s 35th birthday. She wants the evening to be memorable, but her husband is a simple man who would rather be in jeans at a baseball game than in a suit at a fancy restaurant. Which restaurant below should Mohan choose?

(A) Alfredo’s offers fine Italian cuisine and an elegant Tuscan décor. Patrons will feel as though they’ve spent the evening in a luxurious Italian villa.

(B) Pancho’s Mexican Buffet is an all-you-can-eat family style smorgasbord with the best tacos in town.

(C) The Parisian Bistro is a four-star French restaurant where guests are treated like royalty. Chef Dilbert Olay is famous for his beef bourguignon.

(D) Marty’s serves delicious, hearty meals in a charming setting reminiscent of a league baseball all-star.

95. Marathon is to race as hibernation is to

(A) winter

(B) bear

(C) dream

(D) sleep

96. Window is to pane as book is to

(A) novel

(B) glass

(C) cover

(D) page

97. The attainment of individual and organizational goals is mutually interdependent and linked by a common denominator – employee work motivation. Organizational members are motivated to satisfy their personal goals, and they contribute their efforts to the attainment of organizational objectives as means of achieving these personal goals. The passage best supports the statement that motivation –

(A) encourage an individual to give priority to personal goals over organizational goals.

(B) is crucial for the survival of an individual and organization.

(C) is the product of an individual’s physical and mental energy.

(D) is the external force which induces an individual to contribute his efforts.

98. Statement: A large number of people in ward X of the city are diagnosed to be suffering from a fatal malaria type.

Courses of Action:

1. The city municipal authority should take immediate steps to carry out extensive fumigation in ward X.

2. The people in the area should be advised to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

(A) Only I follows

(B) Only II follows

(C) Both I and II follows

(D) Neither I nor II follows

99. Statements:

1. The prices of petrol and diesel in the domestic market have remained unchanged for the past few months.

2. The crude oil prices in the international market have gone up substantially in the last few months.

(A) Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect

(B) Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect

(C) Both the statements I and II are independent causes

(D) Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause

100. B2CD, … ,BCD4, B5CD, BC6D

(A) B2C2D

(B) BC3D

(C) B2C3D

(D) BCD7

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