Solved Paper Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services(GS) 2015

51. The world’s largest highest ground based telescopic observatory is located in:
(A) Colombia
(B) India
(C) Nepal
(D) Switzerland

52. The hormone insulin is a:
(A) Glycolipid
(B) Fatty acid
(C) Peptide
(D) Sterol

53. The sensation of fatigue in the muscle after prolonged strenuous physical work is caused by:
(A) A decrease in the supply of oxygen
(B) Minor wear and tear of muscles fibres
(C) The depletion of glucose
(D) The accumulation of lactic acid

54. Which of the following agriculture practices is eco-friendly?
(A) Organic farming
(B) Shifting cultivation
(C) Cultivation of high yielding
(D) Growing plants in glass-houses

55. According to the Wealth Health Organization, the decease which causes the death of the largest number of people today is:
(B) Tuberculosis
(C) Malaria
(D) Ebola

56. The normal temperature of human body in Kelvin scale is:
(A) 280
(B) 290
(C) 300
(D) 310

57. The only snake that builds a nest is:
(A) Chain viper
(B) King Cobra
(C) Krait
(D) Saw-scaled viper

58. Which of the following does not contain silver?
(A) Horn Silver
(B) German Silver
(C) Ruby Silver
(D) Lunar Silver

59. Aluminum surfaces are often ‘anodized’ this means the deposition of a layer of:
(A) Chromium Oxide
(B) Aluminum Oxide
(C) Nickel Oxide
(D) Zinc Oxide

60. Which one of the following polymers is widely used for making bullet proof material?
(A) Polyvinyl chloride
(B) Polyamides
(C) Polyethylene
(D) Polycarbonates

61. When a CD (compact disc used in audio and video systems) is seen in sunlight, rainbow like colours are seen. This can be explained on the basis of the phenomenon of:
(A) Reflection and diffraction
(B) Reflection and transmission
(C) Diffraction and transmission
(D) Refraction, diffraction and transmission

62. Which one of the following does a TV remote control unit to use to operate a TV set?
(A) Light Waves
(B) Sound Waves
(C) Micro Waves
(D) Radio Waves

63. The working principle of a washing machine is:
(A) Centrifugation
(B) Dialysis
(C) Reverse osmosis
(D) Diffusion

64. A fuse is used in main electric supply as safety devices. Which one of the following statements about the fuse is correct?
(A) It is connected in parallel with the main switch
(B) It is made mainly from silver alloys
(C) It must have a low melting point
(D) It must have a very high resistance

65. A simple machine helps a person in doing:
(A) Less Work
(B) The same amount of work with lesser force
(C) The same amount of work slowly
(D) The same amount of work much faster

66. Domestic electrical wiring is basically a:
(A) Series connection
(B) Parallel connection
(C) Combination of series and parallel connection
(D) Series connection within each room and parallel connection elsewhere

67. The most widely used antacid is:
(A) Cetrizine
(B) Iproniazid
(C) Chlorpheniramine
(D) Zantac

68. Which of the following drugs reduces fever?
(A) Analgesic
(B) Antipyretic
(C) Antibiotic
(D) Tranquilizer

69. The latitude that passes through Sikkim also passes through
(A) Himachal Pradesh
(B) Jammu and Kashmir
(C) Rajasthan
(D) Bihar

70. Which of the following peaks are in Himachal Pradesh?
(i) Abi gamin
(ii) Reo-Purjil
(iii) Rangrik Range
(iv) Gya'

          Choose the correct answer:

(A) only (iv)
(B) only (i)
(D) All of the above

71. Which of the following is/are treated as artificial currency?
(A)  ADR
(D) Both ADR and GDR

72. Disguised unemployment generally means:
(A) Large number of people remains unemployed
(B) Alternative employment is not available
(C) Marginal productivity is zero
(D) Productivity of worker is low

73. In India, which of the following have the highest share in the disbursement of credit to agriculture and allied activities?
(A) Commercial Banks
(B) Micro Finance Institutions
(C) Regional Rural Banks
(D) Co-operative Banks

74. Mars Orbitor Mission is called:
(A) Pushpyan
(B) Spaceyan
(C) Mangalyan
(D) Missionyan

75. Almost all major oil produces including Saudi Arabian have become dependent on high prices, with break-even level usually over $90 per barrel to meet their fiscal obligations. Consider the following can be termed as explanation for the present decline in oil prices?
(i) The world markets are flush with supplies for which there are not enough consumers.
(ii) The global economic slowdown is the principal culprit: with China’s national growth projected at around 7% per year, increase in oil demand is negligible
(iii) Europe is also not expected to contribute to increased demand due to its sluggish growth. 
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(A) (i)
(B) (ii)
(C) Both (i) and (ii)
(D) All of the above

76. Modi Government re-launched the Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) investment scheme to top house hold saving for funding infrastructure development in the country.
Consider the following statements about this and pick the correct statement:
          (i)  The saving instrument will be available in the denomination of Rs. 1000, Rs 5000, Rs   10,000 and Rs. 50,000.
          (ii) There will be no upper ceiling on investment.
          (iii)  No tax benefits would be available on this investment.

          Answer(s) is/are:
(A) (i)
(B) (ii)
(C) (i) and (iii) only
(D) All of the above

77. Based upon the relations between India and Pakistan, Khurshid M. Kasuri, the Ex-foreign Minister of Pakistan has recently penned down a book. What is the title of the book?
(A) India-Pakistan in War and Peace
(B) Neither a Hawk nor a Dove
(C) The Origins of War in South Asia: The Indo-Pakistan Conflicts Since 1947
(D) India and Pakistan: A Political Analysis

78. Shanta Kumar Committee has submitted its report on restructuring of Food Corporation of India (FCI) to Mr. Modi.
Read the following recommendations and find the incorrect ones:
          (i)  FCI Procurement should focus on the Western belt, where farmers get the minimum support price.
          (ii)  FCI should hand over the procurement of Wheat and Rice to four states which include Punjab, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
          (iii) Proposed uniform tax of minimum 3% and maximum 4% on Wheat and Rice and the same to be included in the minimum support price.

The answer is:
(A)  (i) and (ii)
(B) (i) and (iii)
(C) (ii) and (iii)

79. Read the following statements regarding the recently released NTCA report on the status of tigers in India, 2014.
Find out the incorrect ones:
          (i) The report showed a 30% increase in tiger population to 2226 from 1706 in 2010.
          (ii) The largest increase was recorded in Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Tamil Nadu.
          (iii) The Mudumalai-Bandipur-Nagarhole-Wayarad Complex hold the world’s largest tiger population currently estimated at over 570 tigers.

          The correct answer is:
(A) (i) and (ii)
(B) (ii) and (iii)
(C) (iii) only

80. India has recently signed an agreement on transfer of sentenced persons with the Hong-Kong special administrative region. Which among the following statements is/are correct ones in this regard?    
(i) The agreement will mostly apply to Hong-Kong prisoners.
(ii) Most of the Indian Prisoners have been jailed for serious crimes like drug dealing.
(iii) India has similar agreement with several other countries but none with Mainland China.

          The Right answer is:
(A) (i)
(B) (ii)
(C) (iii)
(D) All of the above

81. Who among the following translated Kalhana’s Rajatarangini into English?
(A) Sir Alexander Cunningham
(B) Sir Aurel Stein
(C) Jonaraja
(D) Sirivara

82) What is the script of the earliest epigraphical rock inscriptions at Pathyar and Kanhiyara in Kangra? 
(A) Brahmi and Tankri
(B) Kharoshthi and Tankri
(C) Brahmi and Kharoshthi
(D) Kharoshthi and Persian

83. Which Mughal ruler is said to have given the title of ‘Mian’ to the Rajput princes of Punjab Hill states who were held hostages in the royal court?
(A) Akbar
(B) Jahangir
(C) Shah Jahan
(D) Aurangzeb

84. Ruler of which of the following hill states were from a common ancestor?
(A) Mandi, Mangal and Bhajji
(B) Suket, Mandi and Bhagal
(C) Mandi, Suket and Keonthal
(D) Keonthal, Suket and Jubbal

85. Which Raja of Spiti invaded Kullu and made it a tributary?
(A) Samudra Sena
(B) Chet Sena
(C) Hemat Sena
(D) Rajendra Sena

86. The Raja of Bushahar princely state was assisted by three hereditary Wazir families. One of them was Kohal. Where did it come from?
(A) Kullu
(B) Garhwal
(C) Kinnaur
(D) Jubbal

87. When was the Department of Public Relations created in Himachal Pradesh?
(A) 1951
(B) 1952
(C) 1954
(D) 1956

88. In which district of HP is Saryanj Sarma watershed project?
(A) Una
(B) Sirmaur
(C) Bilaspur
(D) Solan

89. When was ‘Beti Hai Anmol’ Yojna launched in Himachal Pradesh?
(A) January 2009
(B) July 2010
(C) October 2011
(D) December 2012

90. Which Raja of Mandi gave the Shivratri Fair the form of a cultural festival?
(A) Suraj Sen
(B) Bahu Sen
(C) Bir Sen
(D) Ban Sen

91. Find the mismatch in the following pairs:
(A) Tieun Dhar - Chamba
(B) Jakh Dhar - Hamirpur
(C) Haripur Dhar - Sirmaur
(D) Sanjhi Dhar – Shimla

            92. What is Shingni-Mingni?
(A) a variety of fish
(B) a herbal-medicinal plant
(C) a folk dance of Kinnaur
(D) a folk song popular in Sirmaur

93. Who started the Ice-Skating Rink at Shimla around 1920?
(A) Peter Ta-Tung
(B) Blessington
(C) Daniel Wilson
(D) William Hay

94. In which district of HP is Yunam-so Lake?
(A) Lahaul-Spiti
(B) Kinnaur
(C) Chamba
(D) Kullu

95. When did the number of members in the HP Vidhan Sabha increase from 36 to 41?
(A) 1971
(B) 1967
(C) 1963
(D) 1954

96. Which one of the following is a Pagoda style temple in HP?
(A) Hateshwari Devi in Jubbal Valley
(B) Hidimba Temple in Manali Valley
(C) Lakshna Devi in Bharmaur
(D) Shakti Devi in Chhatrari

97. Which district of HP occupies top position in the production of ginger?
(A) Sirmaur
(B) Bilaspur
(C) Una
(D) Mandi

98. Identify the correct order of density of population among the following districts of HP according to 2011 census data (in descending order):
(A) Bilaspur, Una, Solan, Mandi
(B) Una, Bilaspur, Solan, Mandi
(C) Una, Mandi, Bilaspur, Solan
(D) Bilaspur, Solan, Una, Mandi

99. What was the annual growth rate in the economy of Himahcal Pradesh during the 2012-13 fiscal?
(A) 5.7
(B) 5.9
(C) 6.1
(D) 6.6

100. Polworth, Corriedole, Blackpace and Bingi are varities:
          (A) Vegetables
(B) Spices
(C) Sheep
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