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GPSC General Knowledge Questions for Gujarat Educational Service

GPSC General Knowledge Questions for Gujarat Educational Service

1. The largest single organ of the human body is
(A)Respiratory system
(B)Integumentary system
(C)Endocrine system
(D)Skeletal system

2. The fear of bees is
(A)Alektrophobia
(B)Apiphobia
(C)Bathophobia
(D)Ailurophobia

3. Misattribution of a person’s undesired thoughts, feelings or impulses on another person who does not have those thoughts, feelings or impulses is
(A)Compartmentalisation
(B)Dissociation
(C)Regression
(D)Projection

4. Which type of mirror is used in rear view mirrors of vehicles?
(A)Concave mirror
(B)Convex mirror
(C)Plane mirror
(D)Piano concave lens

5. The mass of a body is 8 kilogram on earth. What is its mass in moon?
(A)8 kg
(B)4kg
(C)6kg
(D)10kg

6. Soap is used for washing clothes, why?
(A)It reduces the surface tension of water so that water easily gets into the holes in cloths.
(B)It increases the surface tension of water so that water easily gets into the holes in cloths.
(C)It decreases the temperature of water and increases its viscosity
(D)It increases the temperature of water and increases its viscosity

7. The chemical name of baking soda is
(A)Sodium hydroxide
(B)Sodium carbonate
(C)Sodium bicarbonate
(D)Sodium nitrate

8. We cannot lift up a chair while sitting on it. The reason for this is:
(A)External force cannot move a body.
(B)Internal and external forces are cancelled.
(C)Internal force cannot move a body
(D)Internal force acts against gravitational force.

9. Cutting is easy with the sharp end of a knife. It is due to:
(A)The force acting on the sharp edge is more because the surface area is less.
(B)The force acting on the sharp edge is less because the surface area is less.
(C)The thrust on the edge is independent ofthe surface area.
(D)None ofthe above.

10. Which ofthe following is equivalent of Accra, Baku and Apia?
(A)Ghama
(B)Bamako
(C)Turkey
(D)Tanzania

11.The difference between a spring balance and in ordinary balance in which there are two pans are
(A)Spring balance measures mass of the body and ordinary balance measures weight of the body
(B)Spring balance measures weight of the body and ordinary balance measures mass of the body.
(C)Both the balances measure mass of the body.
(D)Both the balances measure weight of the body.

12. ‘Sun contains helium1. This statement is:
(A)A fact
(B)An observation
(C)An inference
(D)A hypothesis

13. The cells used in mobile phone are:
(A)Dry cells
(B)Mercury Cells
(C)Nickel cadmium cells
(D)Lithiumion cells

14. The branch of clinical study related to hearing, taste and smell is:
(A)Osteology
(B)Otolaryngology
(C)Ophthalmology
(D)Dermatology

15.Scurvy is the disease caused by the deficiency of
(A)Vitamin A
(B)Vitamin B
(C)Vitamin C
(D)Vitamin D

16. Energy to carry out any action of life process is obtained from:
(A)Adenosinetriphosphate.
(B)Adenosine diphosphate
(C)Guanosine diphosphate
(D)Guanosine triphosphate

17. “The Three Mistakes of My Life” is a book authored by:
(A)Chetan Bhagat
(B)Jhumpa Lahiri
(C)Kamala Das
(D)Shashi Tharoor

18. David Davidar who resigned recently as CEO, headed which publishing house?
(A)Penguin Canada
(B)Banatam Books
(C)Random House
(D)Malayala Manorama

19. Which institution established on IstApril .1935 and headed by Sir Osborne Smith celebrated its 75th anniversary recently?
(A)Indian Olympic Association
(B)Reserve Bank of India
(C)Bombay Dyeing
(D)Life Insurance Corporation of India

20. Which of the following organisation has giant Panda as its symbol?
(A)UNICEF
(B)Greenpeace
(C)World Bank
(D)World Wide Fund for Nature

21. Which among these political leaders has won the Nobel Prize for literature?
(A)Mikhail Gorbachev
(B)Winston Churchill
(C)Jawaharlal Nehru
(D)Jimmy Carter. .

22. Name the inventor of B lack Box Flight Recorder who died recently:
(A)David Warren
(B)J.L. Baird
(C)Thomas Alva Eddison
(D)Wilbur Wright

23. To which party does David Cameron the recently elected British Prime Minister belong to:
(A)Labour Party
(B)Conservative Party
(C)Liberal Democrats Party
(D)None of the above

24. Which famous Indian artist accepted Qatari citizenship in February 2010?
(A)M.F.Hussain
(B)Mallika Sarabhai
(C)Zakir Hussain
(D)None of the above.

25. “Life is God” is the tage line of which consumer durables company in India?
(A)Philips
(B)LG
(C)Samsung
(D)Videocon

26. Which of the following leaders died in the battle field in the Revolt of 1857?
(A)Tantia Tope
(B)Bahadur Shah II
(C)Nana Saheb
(D)Rani Jhansi

27. “What Congress and Gandhi have done to the Untouchables” is a book written by:
(A)B.R.Ambedkar
(B)V.D.Savarkar
(C)Rajendra Prasad
(D)S.C.Bose.

28. Who among the following was known as the ‘Indian Gladstone’?
(A)Bal GangadharTilak
(B)Dadabhai Naoroji
(C)Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(D)Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad

29. Prabudha Barat was a paper published in English by:
(A)Louis Vivian Derozio
(B)Gopal Hari Deshmukh
(C)Swami Vivekanand
(D)Swami Dayanand

30.The Radical Democratic Party was founded in 1940 by:
(A)N.D.Mazumdar
(B)S.C.Bose
(C)B.R.Ambedkar
(D)M.N.Roy
GPSC Placement Paper
Gujarat PSC Previous Year Placement paper

1. Bee competition in Maryland, USA, in June 2012? (This is the 5th consecutive win for Indian-Americans)
A.Stuti Mishra
B.Arvind Mahamkali
C.Snigdha Nandipati
D.Vanya Shivshankar
E.None of these

2. Who became the 25th Chief of the Indian Army on May 31, 2012?
A.J.J.Singh
B.Bikram Singh
C.V.K.Singh
D.Dalbir Singh Suhag
E.None of these

3. Which country’s Prime Minister was India’s chief guest of honor at the 63rd Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2012?
A.Cambodia
B.Australia
C.Bangladesh
D.Thailand
E.Russia

4. Which is India’s highest peacetime gallantry award?
A.Param Vir Chakra
B.Maha Vir Chakra
C.Ashok Chakra
D.Kirti Chakra
E.Shourya Chakra

5. The 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) conclave was held in Jaipur from January 7 to 9, 2012. Who was the chief guest for this conference?
A.Lakshmi Nivas Mittal
B.Datuk S.Subramaniam
C.Yingluck Shinawatra
D.Anand Satyanand
E.Kamla Persad Bissessar

6. Which city hosted the 99th Indian Science Congress in January 2012?
A.Chennai
B.Pune
C.New Delhi
D.Bhubaneshwar
E.Bangalore

7. According to a report on hunger and malnutrition (HUNGaMA), what percent of India’s children are malnourished and underw-eight?
A.42
B.32
C.38
D.48
E.53

8. The proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) will work as an integral part of which of the following agencies?
A.Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
B.Intelligence Bureau (IB)
C.National Investigation Agency (NIA)
D.Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)
E.National Security Guard (NSG)

9.India and Thailand have decided to develop a seaport at Dawei, earlier known as Tavoy. In which Asian country is this town located?
A.Thailand
B.Cambodia
C.Myanmar
D.Vietnam
E.Laos

10. Who is the defense secretary of the United States of America?
A.Leon Panetta
B.John Bryson
C.Tom Vilsack
D.Eric Holder
E.None of these

11.Nathpa Jhakri, India’s largest hydroelectric project generated 7,610 million units of electricity in 2011-12 which is a record. In which state is this project located?
A.Assam
B.Arunachal Pradesh
C.West Bengal
D.Himachal Pradesh
E.None of these

12. Which state has instituted the Mallikarjun Mansur award?
A.Madhya Pradesh
B.Maharashtra
C.Odisha
D.Goa
E.Karnataka

13. Which state made Chess classes compulsory in schools to impr-ove cognitive skills of students from this academic year? (Gujarat is the first state to start chess programmes in schools)
A.Andhra Pradesh
B.Tamil Nadu
C.Kerala
D.Bihar
E.Jharkhand

14. Who became the new President of the Federation of Indian Cha-mbers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in January 2012?
A.Naina Lal Kidwai
B.Sidharth Birla
C.R.V. Kanoria
D.Shikha Sharma
E.None of these

15. Homai Vyarawala passed away recently. She is India’s first woman?
A.Jnanpith award winner
B.Photo journalist
C.Mountaineer
D.Cricketer
E.None of these

16. Which of the following is not a National Bravery Award?
A.Geeta Chopra Award
B.Sanjay Chopra Award
C.Bharat Award
D.Bapu Gaidhani Award
E.Chameli Devi Jain Award

17. Who was given the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation in Bodh Gaya in 2012?
A.Aung San Suu Kyi
B.Nelson Mandela
C.Dalai Lama
D.Ela Bhatt
E.Sheikh Hasina

18. Who won the best actor award at the 57th Filmfare Awards 2011?
A.Hrithik Roshan
B.Shah Rukh Khan
C.Aamir Khan
D.Ranbir Kapoor
E.None of these

19. Francois Hollande became the President of which of the following countries in May 2012?
A.Netherlands
B.Germany
C.France
D.Greece
E.Spain

20. Rahul Khullar took charge as the Chairman of which of the following regulators on May 14, 2012?
A.Insurance Regulatory Development Authority
B.Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
C.Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority
D.Securities Exchange Board of India
E.None of these

21. The Standing Committee of the Inter State Council has been reconstituted. Who is the Chairman of this committee?
A.P.Chidambaram
B.Pranab Mukherjee
C.Sharad Pawar
D.M.Veerappa Moily
E.Mukul Roy

22. Who is the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy?
A.K.Radhakrishnan
B.V.K.Saraswat
C.Avinash Chander
D.Ratan Kumar Sinha
E.None of these

23. Who has been nominated for the first ‘Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony’ in May 2012? (It was instituted by the Government to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore)
A.Anna Hazare
B.Pandit Ravishankar
C.Amartya Sen
D.Shanta Sinha
E.None of these

24. Which country has launched Hatf III (Ghaznavi), a short range ballistic missile capable of carry-ing both nuclear and conven-tional warheads across 290 km?
A.Iran
B.Afghanistan
C.Pakistan
D.Iraq
E.Syria

25. The Union Cabinet cleared a Rs.8500 crore project under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to connect how many habitations in the 78 naxalite affected districts of nine states?
A.6000
B.5000
C.10000
D.4000
E.20000

26. Who among the following is not a woman squash player?
A.Joshna Chinappa
B.Dipika Pallikal
C.Anaka Alankamony
D.Aparajitha Balamurukan
E.Preeja

27. Which city hosted the Nuclear Security Summit in March 2012?
A.Washington D.C.
B.Perth
C.Seoul
D.Paris
E.None of these

28. India has voted against which of the following countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva for its alleged war crimes?
A.Sudan
B.North Korea
C.Rwanda
D.Sri Lanka
E.None of these

29. Who was chosen for the Saraswati Samman 2011 for his book on Ramayana? (This literary prize is awarded by the K.K. Birla Foundation)
A.Surjit Paatar
B.A.A.Manavalan
C.Lakshmi Nandan Bora
D.K.Ayyappa Panicker
E.Jagannath Prasad

30. In the Union Budget for 2012-13, how many crores of rupees are allocated for the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)?
A.3,534
B.5,615
C.3,915
D.2,914
E.4,535
Gujarat PSC Previous Year Placement paper

1. Bee competition in Maryland, USA, in June 2012? (This is the 5th consecutive win for Indian-Americans)
A.Stuti Mishra
B.Arvind Mahamkali
C.Snigdha Nandipati
D.Vanya Shivshankar
E.None of these

2. Who became the 25th Chief of the Indian Army on May 31, 2012?
A.J.J.Singh
B.Bikram Singh
C.V.K.Singh
D.Dalbir Singh Suhag
E.None of these

3. Which country’s Prime Minister was India’s chief guest of honor at the 63rd Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2012?
A.Cambodia
B.Australia
C.Bangladesh
D.Thailand
E.Russia

4. Which is India’s highest peacetime gallantry award?
A.Param Vir Chakra
B.Maha Vir Chakra
C.Ashok Chakra
D.Kirti Chakra
E.Shourya Chakra

5. The 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) conclave was held in Jaipur from January 7 to 9, 2012. Who was the chief guest for this conference?
A.Lakshmi Nivas Mittal
B.Datuk S.Subramaniam
C.Yingluck Shinawatra
D.Anand Satyanand
E.Kamla Persad Bissessar

6. Which city hosted the 99th Indian Science Congress in January 2012?
A.Chennai
B.Pune
C.New Delhi
D.Bhubaneshwar
E.Bangalore

7. According to a report on hunger and malnutrition (HUNGaMA), what percent of India’s children are malnourished and underw-eight?
A.42
B.32
C.38
D.48
E.53

8. The proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) will work as an integral part of which of the following agencies?
A.Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
B.Intelligence Bureau (IB)
C.National Investigation Agency (NIA)
D.Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)
E.National Security Guard (NSG)

9.India and Thailand have decided to develop a seaport at Dawei, earlier known as Tavoy. In which Asian country is this town located?
A.Thailand
B.Cambodia
C.Myanmar
D.Vietnam
E.Laos

10. Who is the defense secretary of the United States of America?
A.Leon Panetta
B.John Bryson
C.Tom Vilsack
D.Eric Holder
E.None of these

11.Nathpa Jhakri, India’s largest hydroelectric project generated 7,610 million units of electricity in 2011-12 which is a record. In which state is this project located?
A.Assam
B.Arunachal Pradesh
C.West Bengal
D.Himachal Pradesh
E.None of these

12. Which state has instituted the Mallikarjun Mansur award?
A.Madhya Pradesh
B.Maharashtra
C.Odisha
D.Goa
E.Karnataka

13. Which state made Chess classes compulsory in schools to impr-ove cognitive skills of students from this academic year? (Gujarat is the first state to start chess programmes in schools)
A.Andhra Pradesh
B.Tamil Nadu
C.Kerala
D.Bihar
E.Jharkhand

14. Who became the new President of the Federation of Indian Cha-mbers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in January 2012?
A.Naina Lal Kidwai
B.Sidharth Birla
C.R.V. Kanoria
D.Shikha Sharma
E.None of these

15. Homai Vyarawala passed away recently. She is India’s first woman?
A.Jnanpith award winner
B.Photo journalist
C.Mountaineer
D.Cricketer
E.None of these

16. Which of the following is not a National Bravery Award?
A.Geeta Chopra Award
B.Sanjay Chopra Award
C.Bharat Award
D.Bapu Gaidhani Award
E.Chameli Devi Jain Award

17. Who was given the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation in Bodh Gaya in 2012?
A.Aung San Suu Kyi
B.Nelson Mandela
C.Dalai Lama
D.Ela Bhatt
E.Sheikh Hasina

18. Who won the best actor award at the 57th Filmfare Awards 2011?
A.Hrithik Roshan
B.Shah Rukh Khan
C.Aamir Khan
D.Ranbir Kapoor
E.None of these

19. Francois Hollande became the President of which of the following countries in May 2012?
A.Netherlands
B.Germany
C.France
D.Greece
E.Spain

20. Rahul Khullar took charge as the Chairman of which of the following regulators on May 14, 2012?
A.Insurance Regulatory Development Authority
B.Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
C.Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority
D.Securities Exchange Board of India
E.None of these

21. The Standing Committee of the Inter State Council has been reconstituted. Who is the Chairman of this committee?
A.P.Chidambaram
B.Pranab Mukherjee
C.Sharad Pawar
D.M.Veerappa Moily
E.Mukul Roy

22. Who is the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy?
A.K.Radhakrishnan
B.V.K.Saraswat
C.Avinash Chander
D.Ratan Kumar Sinha
E.None of these

23. Who has been nominated for the first ‘Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony’ in May 2012? (It was instituted by the Government to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore)
A.Anna Hazare
B.Pandit Ravishankar
C.Amartya Sen
D.Shanta Sinha
E.None of these

24. Which country has launched Hatf III (Ghaznavi), a short range ballistic missile capable of carry-ing both nuclear and conven-tional warheads across 290 km?
A.Iran
B.Afghanistan
C.Pakistan
D.Iraq
E.Syria

25. The Union Cabinet cleared a Rs.8500 crore project under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to connect how many habitations in the 78 naxalite affected districts of nine states?
A.6000
B.5000
C.10000
D.4000
E.20000

26. Who among the following is not a woman squash player?
A.Joshna Chinappa
B.Dipika Pallikal
C.Anaka Alankamony
D.Aparajitha Balamurukan
E.Preeja

27. Which city hosted the Nuclear Security Summit in March 2012?
A.Washington D.C.
B.Perth
C.Seoul
D.Paris
E.None of these

28. India has voted against which of the following countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva for its alleged war crimes?
A.Sudan
B.North Korea
C.Rwanda
D.Sri Lanka
E.None of these

29. Who was chosen for the Saraswati Samman 2011 for his book on Ramayana? (This literary prize is awarded by the K.K. Birla Foundation)
A.Surjit Paatar
B.A.A.Manavalan
C.Lakshmi Nandan Bora
D.K.Ayyappa Panicker
E.Jagannath Prasad

30. In the Union Budget for 2012-13, how many crores of rupees are allocated for the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)?
A.3,534
B.5,615
C.3,915
D.2,914
E.4,535

Gujarat PSC Previous Year Placement paper

1. Bee competition in Maryland, USA, in June 2012? (This is the 5th consecutive win for Indian-Americans)
A.Stuti Mishra
B.Arvind Mahamkali
C.Snigdha Nandipati
D.Vanya Shivshankar
E.None of these

2. Who became the 25th Chief of the Indian Army on May 31, 2012?
A.J.J.Singh
B.Bikram Singh
C.V.K.Singh
D.Dalbir Singh Suhag
E.None of these

3. Which country’s Prime Minister was India’s chief guest of honor at the 63rd Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2012?
A.Cambodia
B.Australia
C.Bangladesh
D.Thailand
E.Russia

4. Which is India’s highest peacetime gallantry award?
A.Param Vir Chakra
B.Maha Vir Chakra
C.Ashok Chakra
D.Kirti Chakra
E.Shourya Chakra

5. The 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) conclave was held in Jaipur from January 7 to 9, 2012. Who was the chief guest for this conference?
A.Lakshmi Nivas Mittal
B.Datuk S.Subramaniam
C.Yingluck Shinawatra
D.Anand Satyanand
E.Kamla Persad Bissessar

6. Which city hosted the 99th Indian Science Congress in January 2012?
A.Chennai
B.Pune
C.New Delhi
D.Bhubaneshwar
E.Bangalore

7. According to a report on hunger and malnutrition (HUNGaMA), what percent of India’s children are malnourished and underw-eight?
A.42
B.32
C.38
D.48
E.53

8. The proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) will work as an integral part of which of the following agencies?
A.Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
B.Intelligence Bureau (IB)
C.National Investigation Agency (NIA)
D.Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)
E.National Security Guard (NSG)

9.India and Thailand have decided to develop a seaport at Dawei, earlier known as Tavoy. In which Asian country is this town located?
A.Thailand
B.Cambodia
C.Myanmar
D.Vietnam
E.Laos

10. Who is the defense secretary of the United States of America?
A.Leon Panetta
B.John Bryson
C.Tom Vilsack
D.Eric Holder
E.None of these

11.Nathpa Jhakri, India’s largest hydroelectric project generated 7,610 million units of electricity in 2011-12 which is a record. In which state is this project located?
A.Assam
B.Arunachal Pradesh
C.West Bengal
D.Himachal Pradesh
E.None of these

12. Which state has instituted the Mallikarjun Mansur award?
A.Madhya Pradesh
B.Maharashtra
C.Odisha
D.Goa
E.Karnataka

13. Which state made Chess classes compulsory in schools to impr-ove cognitive skills of students from this academic year? (Gujarat is the first state to start chess programmes in schools)
A.Andhra Pradesh
B.Tamil Nadu
C.Kerala
D.Bihar
E.Jharkhand

14. Who became the new President of the Federation of Indian Cha-mbers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in January 2012?
A.Naina Lal Kidwai
B.Sidharth Birla
C.R.V. Kanoria
D.Shikha Sharma
E.None of these

15. Homai Vyarawala passed away recently. She is India’s first woman?
A.Jnanpith award winner
B.Photo journalist
C.Mountaineer
D.Cricketer
E.None of these

16. Which of the following is not a National Bravery Award?
A.Geeta Chopra Award
B.Sanjay Chopra Award
C.Bharat Award
D.Bapu Gaidhani Award
E.Chameli Devi Jain Award

17. Who was given the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation in Bodh Gaya in 2012?
A.Aung San Suu Kyi
B.Nelson Mandela
C.Dalai Lama
D.Ela Bhatt
E.Sheikh Hasina

18. Who won the best actor award at the 57th Filmfare Awards 2011?
A.Hrithik Roshan
B.Shah Rukh Khan
C.Aamir Khan
D.Ranbir Kapoor
E.None of these

19. Francois Hollande became the President of which of the following countries in May 2012?
A.Netherlands
B.Germany
C.France
D.Greece
E.Spain

20. Rahul Khullar took charge as the Chairman of which of the following regulators on May 14, 2012?
A.Insurance Regulatory Development Authority
B.Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
C.Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority
D.Securities Exchange Board of India
E.None of these

21. The Standing Committee of the Inter State Council has been reconstituted. Who is the Chairman of this committee?
A.P.Chidambaram
B.Pranab Mukherjee
C.Sharad Pawar
D.M.Veerappa Moily
E.Mukul Roy

22. Who is the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy?
A.K.Radhakrishnan
B.V.K.Saraswat
C.Avinash Chander
D.Ratan Kumar Sinha
E.None of these

23. Who has been nominated for the first ‘Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony’ in May 2012? (It was instituted by the Government to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore)
A.Anna Hazare
B.Pandit Ravishankar
C.Amartya Sen
D.Shanta Sinha
E.None of these

24. Which country has launched Hatf III (Ghaznavi), a short range ballistic missile capable of carry-ing both nuclear and conven-tional warheads across 290 km?
A.Iran
B.Afghanistan
C.Pakistan
D.Iraq
E.Syria

25. The Union Cabinet cleared a Rs.8500 crore project under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to connect how many habitations in the 78 naxalite affected districts of nine states?
A.6000
B.5000
C.10000
D.4000
E.20000

26. Who among the following is not a woman squash player?
A.Joshna Chinappa
B.Dipika Pallikal
C.Anaka Alankamony
D.Aparajitha Balamurukan
E.Preeja

27. Which city hosted the Nuclear Security Summit in March 2012?
A.Washington D.C.
B.Perth
C.Seoul
D.Paris
E.None of these

28. India has voted against which of the following countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva for its alleged war crimes?
A.Sudan
B.North Korea
C.Rwanda
D.Sri Lanka
E.None of these

29. Who was chosen for the Saraswati Samman 2011 for his book on Ramayana? (This literary prize is awarded by the K.K. Birla Foundation)
A.Surjit Paatar
B.A.A.Manavalan
C.Lakshmi Nandan Bora
D.K.Ayyappa Panicker
E.Jagannath Prasad

30. In the Union Budget for 2012-13, how many crores of rupees are allocated for the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)?
A.3,534
B.5,615
C.3,915
D.2,914
E.4,535
GPSC Placement Paper
GPSC General Knowledge Quetions Sample Paper for Assistant Director

1. Which one of the following incident prompted Vinoba Bhave to initiate the Boothan Movement?
(A)Nalgonda incident
(B)Srikakulam incident
(C)Naxalbari incident
(D)Madhubani incident

2. The poorest state with 39.9% people living below poverty line is:
(A)Jharkand
(B)Orissa
(C)Bihar
(D)Assam

3. Which of the following is the largest man-made Lake in India?
(A)Didwan Lake
(B)Nagarjuna sagar
(C)Indira Sagar Lake
(D)ChilkaLake

4. Which of the following state!, have been nicknamed Garden Spices of India?
(A)Bangalore
(B)Andhra Pradesh
(C)Bangalore and Kerala
(D)Kerala

5. Landsdowne is a hill station in:
(A)Nainital
(B)Mussorie
(C)Garhwal
(D)None of the above

6. Who among the following launched Education Reform Movement among the Muslims in India?
(A)Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
(B)W.W. Hunter
(C)ShahWaliullah
(D)Sakkir Hussain

7. Regional committee aims at:
(A)Economic Co-operation
(B)Balanced Development
(C)Cultural Exchange
(D)All of these

8. The Cheena Kesava Temple i.s found in:
(A)Hyderabad
(B)Mysore
(C)Tanjavur
(D)Belur

9. In India a Special Ministry for Women and Social Welfare was formed at the centre in the year:
(A)1983
(B)1986
(C)1976
(D)1981

10. The Article in the Constitution of India which provides for the appointment of a special officer for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes by the President of India is:
(A)Aritcle 164
(B)Anicle 341
(C)Article 342
(D)Article 338

11. Who was the Permanent Chairman of the Constituent Assembly?,
(A)Dr.Rajendra Prasad
(B)Jawaharlal Nehru
(C)Dr.B.R.Ambedkar
(D)Sardar Patel .

12. The 42nd Amendment extended the term of the Lok Sabha to:
(A)7 years
(B)16 years
(C)8 years
(D)19 years

13. The Sarkaria Commissidn was set up to review the relation between:
(A)Prime Minister and the President
(B)Executive and Judiciary
(C)Legislature and Executive
(D)Centre and the State

14.One of the following members was not included in the drafting Committee of the Indian constitution:
(A)Dr.B.R. Ambedkar
(B)Jawaharlal Nehru
(C)Shri.N.Madhava Rao
(D)Shri.K.M.Munshi

15. The provisions concerning the suspension of Fundamental Rights by the President during emergencies was borrowed from the:
(A)Constitution of USA
(B)Constitution of Canada
(C)Constitution of Ireland
(D)Weimar Constitution

16. Article 164 of the Constitution of India provides for separate Ministers for Tribal ‘Welfare in:
(A)Rajasthan, Kerala and Nagaland
(B)Orissa, Bihar and Meghalaya
(C)Bihar, Madhyapradesh and Orissa
(D)Madhyapradesh, Assam and Orissa

17. Who appoints the Municipal Commissioner of the Municipalities?
(A)State Government
(B)Mayor
(C)President
(D)Governor

18. The historic 1NA trial commenced in:
(A)1940
(B)1944
(C)1945
(D)1948

19. In India there is a single constitution for the union and the state with the exception of:
(A)Sikkhim
(B)Jammu& Kashmir
(C)Nagaland
(D)Tamil Nadu

20.Who among the following has been appointed New Chairman of the National Commission for Farmers?
(A)Ajith Singh
(B)K.C.Pant
(C)Dr.M.S.Swaminathan
(D)None of the above

21. Arift valley is formed mainly due to:
(A)The forces of tension in the Earth’s crust
(B)The subsidence of the floor of a river valley
(C)The valley formed after the formation of fold mountains
(D)The deepening of a valley by Ice action

22. The State in India which leads in the production of Cashew Kernels is:
(A)Karnataka
(B)Goa
(C)Tamil Nadu
(D)Kerala

23. The Southernmost part of India is:
(A)Kerala
(B)Indira point
(C)Kanyakumari
(D)None of the above

24. The Kerala Institute of Local Administration is situated in which of the followin districts?
(A)Thrissur
(B)Thiruvananthapuram
(C)Kottayam
(D)Kasaragod

69. The preamble of the constitution was amended for the first time by which amendment?
(A)24
(B)42
(C)44
(D)None of the above

25. The Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission shall be :
(A)The Chief Justice of India
(B)Retd.Chief Justice of High Court
(C)Retd. Chief Justice of India
(D)Chief Justice of High Court

26. AADHAR is the logo for what?
(A)Common Wealth Games, New Delhi
(B)Kerala Tourism Corporation
(C)Unique ID Project
(D)None of the above

27. Why was Jordan Ramero in the news recently?
(A)He is the youngest person to climb Mount Everest
(B)He swam the English Channel in record time
(C)He is the captain of the Mexican World Cup Football team
(D)None of the above

28. Who partnered Leander Paes to win the 2010 Wimbeldon Mixed Doubles Crown?
(A)Lisa Raymond
(B)Cara Black
(C)SaniaMirza
(D)Serena Williams

29. Who apart from Pele has won the World Cup Football as a player and coach?
(A)Michel Platini France
(B)Paulo Rossi Italy
(C)George Best England
(D)Franz Beckenbauer Germany

30. What is the name of the car recently launched in India by Nisan?
(A)Polo
(B)Figo
(C)Beat
(D)Micra
GPSC Question-Paper
Gujarat PSC Exam Paper for Agriculture Officer

1. Field water use efficiency is calculated by
(A) WUE=Y/ET
(B) WUE = Y/C
(C) WUE = Y/WR
(D) None of these

2. To separate Mustard from Wheat the recommended separator is
(A) Indented cylinder separator
(B) Specific gravity separator
(C) Spiral separator
(D) Air Screen separator

3. The least effective vegetation for protecting the soil from erosion is
(A) Tall tree crops
(B) Dense grass
(C) Low light crops with big leaves
(D) Grain crops

4. Farm ponds are designed based on the consideration of
(A) Lesser water depth over a larger spreading area
(B) Lesser water depth over a lesser spreading area
(C) Greater water depth and lesser open surface area
(D) Greater water depth and greater open surface area

5. The contour cultivation is most effective on slope
(B) 3 to 8%
(A) 15%
(D) 15 to 20%
(C) 10 to 15%

6. Moving around the Web from one site to another is referred as
(A) Linking
(B) Navigating
(C) Hopping
(D) Paging

7. The letter ‘b’ in the production function, Y = a+bx is
(A) Dependent variable
(B) Independent variable
(C) Intercept
(D) None of the above

8. How many thousand eggs are produced by Honey bee queen per day ?
(A) 0.5 – 1.5
(B) 2.0 – 3.0
(C) 4.0 -4.5
(D) 5.0-5.5

9. In a normal distribution
(A) Mean and median are equal
(B) Mean and mode are equal
(C) Median and mode are equal
(D) Mean, median and mode are equal

10. The terms ‘Isotops’ mean
(A) Same number of neutrons
(B) Same number of electrons
(C) Same number of protons
(D) None of the above

11. Mango mealy bug is
(A) Apsilla sp.
(B) Drosicha sp.
(C) Virachola sp.
(D) None of the above

12. Which one of the following is to be suggested in case of failure of a manually operated sprayer to retain pressure ?
(A) Tightening of loose nuts and clamps and replacement of Gaskets
(B) Opening the nozzle and cleaning its various parts especially the orifice
(C) Straightening the plunger rod if found bent
(D) Tightening of the lid of the tank, replacement of the Gasket, if necessary

13. Measurement of Sunlight intensity is expressed in
(A) Calories
(B) Millibars
(C) Lux units
(D) Megajoules

14. Aflatoxin in groundnut is resulting of
(A) Alternaria
(B) Staphylococcus aureus
(C) Fusarium
(D) Aspergillus flavus

15. NABARD Act was passed in
(A) 1982
(B) 1878
(C) 1981
(D) 1979

16. Pilot seed crop insurance scheme was introduced from the Rabi season
(A) 1991-92
(B) 1999-2000
(C) 2001-2002
(D) 2009-2010

17. Agriculture clinic and Agriculture business centres scheme was launched in the year
(A) 1998
(B) 2002
(C) 2004
(D) 2010

18. Kishan call centre answering farmers queries during the time
(A) From 6.00 AM to 10.00 AM on all 7 dyas a week
(B) From 6.30 AM to 6.30 PM on 6 days a week
(C) From 5.30 AM to 8.30 PM on 5 days a week
(D) From 6.15 AM to 7.15 PM on all 7 days a week

19. Scientific study of birds is known as
(A) Limnology
(B) Herpetology
(C) Malacology
(D) Ornithology

20. The apex body to approve State Extension Work Plan is
(A) State level sanctioning committee(SLSC)
(B) State Extension Work Plan (SWEP)
(C) State Agriculture Plan (SAP)
(D) State Nodel Cell (SNC)

21. Puppet show in village as a method for transfer of technology is an example of
(A) Mass Media
(B) Group Media
(C) Individual Media
(D) Trible Media

22. Site useful for insertion of foreign DNA
(A) Initiation of replication site of DNA
(B) Termination site of DNA
(C) Clevage site
(D) None of the above

23. In tomato, antifreeze gene has been transferred from
(A) Arabidopsis
(B) Fish
(C) Chicken
(D) Duck

24. The process of differentiation of root and shoot from somatic embryos in culture mediam is called
(A) Gametogenesis
(B) Sporogenesis
(C) Organogenesis
(D) Embryogenesis

25. A new variety which is to be registered under PVP Act is called
(A) Example variety
(B)Extent variety
(C) Reference variety
(D)Candidate variety

26. In which one of the following store grain pest, only larvae cause damage?
(A) Khapra beetle
(B)Rice weevil
(C) Red flour beetle
(D)All the above

27. In cotton drying and dropping of terminal shoots during preflowering stage followed by shedding of squares and bolls is caused by
(A) Helicoverpa armigera
(B) Pectinophorag ossipillae
(C) Spodopteralitura
(D) Earias Vitella

28. Trichogramma minutes is
(A) Larval parasite
(B) Pupal parasite
(C) Egg parasite
(D) Adult parasite

29. Yellow vein mosaic of okra is caused by
(A) Gemini virus
(B) Poty virus
(C) Potex virus
(D) Como virus

30. Alternate host of bajara rust is
(A) Wheat
(B) Brinjal
(C) Groundnut
(D) Barberry

31. Domestic quarantine exist in India for
(A) Potato scab
(B) Potato virus
(C) Potato wart
(D) Potato lateblight

32. Which fungicide is recommended for control of phytophthora blight of sesame ?
(A) Carbendazim
(B) Ridomil MZ
(C) Hexaconzole
(D) Propiconazole

33. The concept of minimum tillage was started in
(A) U.S.A.
(B) Switzerland
(C) India
(D) Germany

34. Which of the following organism fix nitrogen under anaerobic condition ?
(A) Rhizobium
(B) Blue green alga
(C) Azotobactor
(D) Azospirillum

35. Potassium deficiency symptoms in plants ‘appear in first in
(A) Lower most leaves
(B) Upper most leaves
(C) Middle leaves
(D) All of these