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GPSC Previous Year Solved Exam Paper

GPSC Previous Year Solved Exam Paper

1) Who among the following won the Women?s Singles in the US Open 2009?
A ? Serena Williams
B ? Venus Williams
C ? Kim Clijsters
D ? Caroline Wozniacki

2) The headquarters of the International Atomic Energy is located in ?
A ? Washington
B ? London
C ? New York
D ? Vienna

3) Who wrote the book ?The Annihilation of Caste??
A ? Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
B ? Kanshi Ram
C ? Mayawati
D ? Ram Vilas Paswan

4) Seema Antil who won the gold medal in which of the events in the UK Jumps and Throws Festival in Birmingham held in July 2009
A ? High Jump
B ? Discus Throw
C ? Javelin Throw
D ? Triple Jump

5) Which was formerly known as ?British Empire Games? ?
A ? Olympics
B ? Asian Games
C ? Common Wealth Games
D ? None of these

6) Angela Merkel was in news recently as she was re-elected as the
A ? President of Germany
B ? Chancellor of Germany
C ? Prime Minister of Germany
D ? Foreign Minister of Germany

7) The ?Blue Book? belongs to
A ? Britain
B ? India
C ? China
D ? Pakistan

8) Who was the first Negro to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?
A ? Ralph Bunche
B ? Frank B Kellogg
C ? Bishop Desmond Tutu
D ? None of the above

9) The Proverb ?Fools rush in where angels fear to tread? is quoted from?
A ? PB Shelly
B ? Alexander Pope
C ? John Keats
D ? Francis Bacon

10) World?s largest producer of coffee is __ ?
A ? Chile
B ? India
C ? Brazil
D ? Sri Lanka

11) Queen Victoria issued a proclamation in the year ?
A ? 1935
B ? 1835
C ? 1848
D ? 1858

12) Atom bomb was dropped in Hiroshima on ?
A ? 20th February 1950
B ? 30th August 1949
C ? 6th August 1945
D ? 24th April 1939

13) The first World Cup Football was held in
A ? Brazil
B ? Italy
C ? Uruguay
D ? Mexico

14) Michael Fred Phelps is related to ?
A ? Athletics
B ? Chess
C ? Boxing
D ? Swimming

15) The German ruler during the Second World War was ?
A ? Mussolini
B ? Hitler
C ? Churchill
D ? Stalin

16) The largest epic in the world is ?
A ? Ramayana
B ? The Holy Quran
C ? Illiad
D ? Mahabharatha

17) Rouff is a folk dance. It has its origin in ??
A ? Kashmir
B ? Himachal Pradesh
C ? Mizoram
4) Assam

18) Which country created news in October 2006 by announcing that it performed nuclear weapons test?
A ? France
B ? Israel
C ? South Korea
D ? North Korea

19) How many Nobel Prizes are given every year ?
A ? Four
B ? Five
C ? Six
D ? Seven

20) The distance of marathon race is ?
A ? 25 miles
B ? 26 miles
C ? 30 miles
D ? 20 miles
21) The biggest exporter of food grains in the Asian Continent ?
A ? Myanmar
B ? Philippines
C ? Malaysia
D ? India

22) Sofia is the capital of ?
A ? Bulgaria
B ? Botswana
C ? Iceland
D ? Greenland

23) Who created the character of ?James Bond? ?
A ? Agatha Christie
B ? Arthur Conan Doyle
C ? JK Rowling
D ? Ian Fleming

24) Which of the following countries is not a member of G-7 countries?
A ? France
B ? Germany
C ? Russia
D ? Canada

25) The country that awards Nobel Prize is ?
A ? America
B ? Sweden
C ? England
D ? Japan
Goa PSC Placement Paper

GPSC Recruitment Solved Question Paper

1) The Bekal Fort was built by
A) Tippu Sultan
B) British
C) Ikkeri Nayaks
D) Dutch

2) ?Rajya Samacharam? was published from Tellicherry by
A) Benjamin Baily
B) Arnos Patiri
C) Father Clement
D) Herman Gundert

3) Who among the following was not associated with Guruvayoor Satyagraha?
A) P. Krishna Pillai
B) K. Kelappan
C) A.K. Gopalan
D) Sree Narayana Guru

4) ?Vimochana Samaram? was launched under the leadership of
A) Pattom Thanupillai
B) Mannath Padmanabhan
C) K.P.Kesava Menon
D) V.T.Bhattatiripad

5) Gautama Buddha was born in
A) Buddh Gaya
B) Pataliputram
C) Lumbini
D) Vaisali

6) The language in which Sangam literature was written in
A) Pali
B) Sanskrit
C) Prakrit
D) Tamil

7) The Indus Valley houses were built of
A) Bricks
B) Mud
C) Woods
D) Stones

8) Dayananda Saraswathy was the founder of
A) Brahma samaj
B) Arya Samaj
C) Prasthana Samaj
D) Sarvodaya Samaj

9) The last Viceroy of British India was
A) Lord Wavell
B) Lord Mountbatten
C) Lord Irvin
D) Lord Dalhaousie

10) Which famous port of South India gives evidence of Indo-Roman trade?
A) Calicut
B) Madras
C) Arekamedu
D) Cochin

11) Home Rule Movement was started by
A) Balagangadhar Tilak
B) Lala Lajpat Rai
C) Mahatma Gandhi
D) G.K. Gokhale

12) Who was the Prime Minister of Britain when India achieved independence?
A) Winston Churchill
B) Harold Wilson
C) Ramsay Macdonald
D) Clement Atlee

13) ?Mamankam Festival? or ?Mamangam Festival? of Medieval Kerala was conducted at
A) Tali Temple
B) Aluva
C) Thirunavaya
D) Kaladi

14) The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was founded by
A) Singhania and Tata
B) Birla and Thakurdas
C) Tata and Birla
D) Tata and Thakurdas

15) Which state?s tourism department?s motto ?God?s Own Country??
A) Assam
B) Tamil Nadu
C) Karnataka
D) Kerala

16) Swami Anand Thirth was involved in
A) Vaikkom Sathagraha
B) Cannar revolts
C) Communist movement
D) Upliftment of Harijans

17) Who levied the tax known as ?Chauth??
A) The Cholas
B) The Marathas
C) The Mughals
D) The Mauryas

18) Which Buddhist Council was held during the reign of Asoka?
A) Fourth
B) First
C) Third (326 B.C)
D) Second

19) What is Cytology?
A) The study of cells
B) The study of Chemistry
C) The origin of creation
D) The Study of bio-systems

20) The system of subsidiary alliance was introduced by
A) Wellesley
B) Clive
C) Warren Hastings
D) Dalhousie

21) The Quit India Movement was adopted by the Indian National Congress at
A) Ahmedabad
B) Calcutta
C) Bombay
D) Pune

22) The Mehrauli Pillar inscription belongs to the period of the
A) Mauryas
B) Guptas
C) Suptas
D) Kushanas

23) The Sun?s energy is produced by
A) Nuclear fission
B) Burning of gases
C) Nuclear fusion
D) None of these

24) The freedom fighter who died in jail while on hunger strike was
A) Bhagat Singh
B) B.G. Tilak
C) Bipin Chandra Pal
D) Jatin Das

25) Numismatics is the study of
A) Medals
B) Stamps
C) Insects
D) Coins
Goa PSC General-Awareness

GPSC Solved Paper for Preparation

1) Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission
A) Who has been Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
B) Who has been Chief Justice of the High Court
C) Who has been Judge of the Supreme Court
D) Who has been Judge of the High Court

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

3) Edakkal Caves are in
A) Idukki District
B) Wayanad district
C) Kottayam district
D) None of the above

4) Part IV of the Constitution of India deals with
A) Civil rights
B) Political Rights
C) Economic, Social and Cultural rights
D) All of the above

5) Which of the following states have been nicknamed Garden Spices of India?
A) Bangalore
B) Andhra Pradesh
C) Bangalore and Kerala
D) Kerala

6) Lansdowne is a Hill Station in
A) Nainital
B) Mussorie
C) Uttarkhand
D) None of these

7) Who partnered Leander Paes to win the 2010 Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Crown?
A) Lisa Raymond
B) Cara Black
C) Sania Mirza
D) Serena Williams

8) Which among these political leaders has won the Nobel Prize of Literature?
A) Mikhail Gorbachev
B) Winston Churchill
C) Jawaharlal Nehru
D) Jimmy Carter

9) The Cheena Kesava Temple is found in
A) Hyderabad
B) Mysore
C) Tanjavur
D) None of These

10) Universal declaration of Human Rights relates to the year
A) 1945
B) 1946
C) 1947
D) 1948

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

12) The Right of Information Act, 2005, comes into effect in full
A) 8th October
B) 12th October
C) 9th October
D) 10th October

13) Right to Information as per the Right to Information Act, 2005 can be available to
A) Literate Citizens
B) Government Employees
C) Specified Citizens
D) All Citizens

14) The fear of bees is called
A) Alektrophobia
B) Apiphobia
C) Bathophobia
D) Ailurophobia

15) The cells used in mobile phone are
A) Dry Cells
B) Lithium Ion cells
C) Nickel Candmium Cells
D) Mercury Cells

16) Scurvy is the disease caused by the deficiency of
A) Vitamin C
B) Vitamin B
C) Vitamin A
D) Vitamin D

17) 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

18) ?The Three Mistakes of My Life?` is a book authored by
A) Chetan Bhagat
B) Jhumpa Lahiri
C) Kamala Das
D) Shashi Taroor

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

20) The biggest and smallest Taluk in Kerala state are respectively
A) Ernad and Kochi
B) Vellanad and Kochi
C) Wayanad and Kochi
D) Kanhangad and Kochi

21) Which type of mirror is used in rear view mirrors of vehicles?
A) Concave mirror
B) Convex Mirror
C) Plane Mirror
D) Plano Concave Lens

22) Which Institution established on 1st April 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

23) Name the competent authority who is authorized to provide the relief and rehabilitation to the victims of atrocities under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
A) District Magistrate
B) Chief Secretary
C) Village Officer
D) District Welfare Officer

24) The branch of clinical study related to hearing, taste, and smell is
A) Otalaryngology
B) Ophthalmology
C) Dermatology
D) Osteology

25) The National Commission for Women Act was enacted in the year?
A) 1989
B) 1990
C) 1991
D) 1992
Goa PSC Question-Paper

Goa PSC Solved Question Paper

1) Dhronacharya Award was given to A.K. Bansal in July 2010. He is a
A ? Cricket Coach
B ? Badminton Coach
C ? Hockey Coach
D ? Kabadi Coach

2) Who is related to Green Revolution in India?
A ? Meda Padkar
B ? Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
C ? Anand
D ? Varghese Kurian

3) Akhaq Khan Shahryar, who won the Jnanpith Award for 2008, is a famous __ poet.
A ? Urdu
B ? Telugu
C ? Kashmiri
D ? Marati

4) The headquarters of Kerala Coconut Development Corporation ?
A ? Alappuzha
B ? Mannuthy
C ? Thiruvananthapuram
D ? Kollam

5) The Country which won the 2006 Johannesburg Test
A ? India
B ? West Indies
C ? Australia
D ? Pakistan

6) The Headquarters of the SAARC is in?
A ? New Delhi
B ? Dacca
C ? Islamabad
D ? Kathmandu

7) Indian Patent Act was formed in the year ?
A ? 1970
B ? 1975
C ? 1977
D ? 1980

8) Which is the southernmost part of India?
A ? Tamil Nadu
B ? Great Nicobar
C ? Kerala
D ? Andhra Pradesh

9) What is used for Cutting Glass ?
A ? Gypsum
B ? Iron
C ? Tin
D ? Diamond

10) Name the Indian state having maximum number of members in Rajya Sabha
A ? Bihar
B ? Uttar Pradesh
C ? Maharashtra
D ? Tamil Nadu

11) On which riverbank is Goa located?
A- Mandovi
B ? Ganga
C ? Gomati
D ? Sabarmati

12) The largest freshwater lake in India is ?
A ? Dal Lake
B ? Powai Lake
C ? Wular Lake
D ? Chilka Lake

13) Dilli Chalo and Jai Hind were coined by ?
A ?Bhagat Singh
B ? Subhash Chandra Bose
C ? Gandhiji
D ? Balagangadhar Tilak

14) First Cyber Police Station established in India at
A ? Hyderabad
B ? Bangalore
C ? Kolkatta
D ? Madhya

15) State Bank of India was formed in
A ? 1955
B ? 1949
C ? 1959
D ? 1935

16) The first railway line in India was opened in __ year ?
A ? 1854
B ? 1856
C ? 1857
D ? 1853

17) The persons who became the Chief Minister for the longest period in India ?
A ? E.K. Nayanar
B ? Vasantha Sate
C ? Jyothi Basu
D ? K. Karunakaran

18) The biggest public sector under taking in India is ?
A ? Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL)
B ? HMT
C ? ITI
D ? Indian Railways

19) IMF was formed in ?
A ? 1942
B ? 1944
C ? 1945
D ? 1946

20) In which place the first Medical college was established in India ?
A ? Kolkota
B ? Agra
C ? Bangalore
D ? Delhi

21) Manikaran Power Plant is in ?
A ? Arunachal Pradesh
B ? Himachal Pradesh
C ? Madhya Pradesh
D ? Uttar Pradesh

22) First Internal Affairs Minister of independent India ?
A ? Sardar Vallabhai Patel
B ? Lal Bahadur Shastri
C ? Jawaharlal Nehru
D ? V. Krishna Menon

23) The Andolan Express runs between Singur and __
A ? Kolkata
B ? Siliguri
C ? Howrah
D ? Dhaka

24) Who introduced English education in India ?
A ? Cornwalis
B ? Rippon
C ? Delhousie
D ? William Bentinck

25) The only medal winner for India in Sydney Olympics 2000 ?
A ? Leander Paes
B ? Karnam Malleswari
C ? P.T.Usha
D ? Mahesh Bhupathi

Goa PSC Question-Paper
GPSC Previous Year Solved Paper

1) Indian Institute of Science is located in
A) Bombay
B) Bangalore
C) New Delhi
D) Kolkatta

2) Who won the Khel Ratna Prize in 2010?
A) Saina Nehwal
B) Abhinav Bindra
C) Sachin Tendulkar
D) Baichung Bootiya

3) Name of the book which helped to develop the social outlook of Gandhiji
A) Ananda Madam
B) War and Peace
C) Mother
D) Unto This Last

4) The Greek philosopher who was never written a book is
A) Aristotle
B) Socrates
C) Plato
D) Homer

5) Name the current Chief Election Commissioner of India?
A) Krishna Swamy
B) S.Y. Quraishi
C) Naveeen Chawla
D) V.S. Sampath

6) ?One who opens a school closes a hundred prisons? who made this comment?
A) Victor Hugo
B) Leo Tolstoy
C) Maxim Gorki
D) Anton Chekhov

7) Which is the smallest parliament constituency in India?
A) Sikkim
B) Goa
C) Anandaman & Nicobar
D) Lakshadweep

8) ?India Wins Freedom? is a book written by
A) Abdul Kalam Azad
B) Jawaharlal Nehru
C) C. Rajagopalachari
D) Babu Rajendra Prasad

9) Whose birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day?
A) Subash Chandra Bose
B) Raveendra Nath Tagore
C) Swami Vivekanandan
D) Jagadeesh Chandra Bose

10) In which city was UNO formed ?
A) Geneva
B) Prague
C) Hague
D) San Francisco

11) Identify the constitutional amendment that included secularism and socialism in the preamble of our constitution
A) 73
B) 42
C) 1
D) 86

12) Who is exponent of ?Drain Theory??
A) Madan Mohan Malavya
B) Gopala Krishna Gokhale
C) Bal Gangadhara Thilak
D) Dadabai Navroji

13) The term ?Bulls Eye? is related to
A) Billiards
B) Shooting
C) Fencing
D) Archery

14) Where is ?Sea of Tranquility? found?
A) Moon
B) Earth
C) Saturn
D) Jupiter

15) Which country situates in between Panama and Nicaragua?
A) Venenzuela
B) Colombia
C) Ecquador
D) Costarica

16) Which organ in the human body is affected by Myopia?
A) Liver
B) Eye
C) Ear
D) Brain

17) In which country was the ?Dodo? bird found?
A) South Africa
B) Spain
C) Madagascar
D) Mozambic

18) Name the country which is the biggest consumer of gold?
A) India
B) Japan
C) China
D) U.S.A

19) Name the Malayalee political leader whose statue is installed in Indian Parliament?
A) K. Kelappan
B) V.K. Krishna Menon
C) A.K. Gopalan (AKG)
D) E.M. Sankaran Namboodiripad

20) What is the pH value of pure water?
A) 7
B) 5
C) 8
D) 6

21) Which country other than India has lotus as its National Flower?
A) Egypt
B) Japan
C) Myanmar
D) Algeria

22) __ is known as the Father of Modern Medicine
A) Anaxagoras
B) Anaximandar
C) Empedocles
D) Hipprocratus

23) The World Cup Football Tournament 2014 will be held at
A) Argentina
B) Brazil
C) Spain
D) Germany

24) Which company was associated with the Bhopal Gas Tragedy?
A) Carborundum Universal
B) United Catalysts
C) Union Carbide
D) Hindustan Insecticides

25) Who was awarded the Adidas Golden Ball for the Best Football Player of the 2010 World Cup Football Tournament?
A) Thomas Muller
B) Wesley Sneijder
C) David Villa
D) Diego Forlan
Goa PSC Recruitment question paper

Goa PSC Recruitment question paper

1) Which of the following organization has Giant Panda as its symbol?
A) UNICEF
B) Greenpeace
C) World Bank
D) World Wide Fund for Nature

2) Name the inventor of Black Box fight recorder who died recently
A) David Warren
B) J.L. Baird
C) Thomas Alva Edison
D) Wilbur Wright

3) ?What Congress and Ghandhi 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

4) Sri Shiva Shankar Menon holds the position of
A) Union Home Secretary
B) Planning Commission Chairman
C) Minister of State in Defense Ministry
D) National Security Advisor

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

6) Why was Jordan Romero 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

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

8) Who has won the World Cup Football as a player and coach?
A) Lisa Raymond
B) Paulo Rossi Italy
C) George Best England
D) Franz Beckenbauer Germany

9) What is the name of the car recently launched in India by Nisan?
A) Polo
B) Figo
C) Beat
D) Micra

10) Who among the following launched education reform movement among the Muslims in India?
A) Sri Syed Ahmed Khan
B) W.W. Hunter
C) Shah Waliullah
D) Sakkir Hussain

11) Which of the following is equivalent of Accra, Baku and Apia?
A) Ghana
B) Bamako
C) Turkey
D) Tanzania

12) 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

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

14) Who among the following was known as the ?Indian Gladstone??
A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
B) Gopala Krishna Gokhale
C) Dadabhai Naoroji
D) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

15) Prabuddha Bharata was a paper published in English by
A) Louis Vivian Derozio
B) Gopal Hari Deshmukh
C) Swami Vivekananda
D) Swami Dayanand

16) The Radical Democratic Party was founded in 1940 by
A) N.D. Muzambar
B) S.C. Bose
C) B.R. Ambedkar
D) M.N. Roy

17) Based on the 1981-91 decennial growth rate of population, state with the highest and lowest growth rate are respectively
A) Arunachal Pradesh and Goa
B) Nagaland and Kerala
C) Arunachal Pradesh and kerala
D) Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu

18) Which one of the following incidents prompted Vinoba Bhave to initiate the Boothan Movement?
A) Nalgonda incident
B) Sri Kakulam incident
C) Naxalbari incident
D) Madhubani incident

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

20) Which of the following is the largest man made lake in India?
A) Didwan Lake
B) Vembanad Lake
C) Indira Sagar Lake
D) Chilka Lake

21) 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

22) 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) Article 164
B) Article 341
C) Article 342
D) Article 338

23) Who was the permanent chairman of the Constituent Assembly?
A) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
B) Jawaharlal Nehru
C) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
D) Sardar Patel

24) The 42nd Amendment extended the term of the Lok Sabha is
A) 7 years
B) 6 years
C) 8 years
D) 9 years

25) The Sarkaria Commission was set up to review the relation between
A) Prime Minister and the President
B) Executive and Judiciary
C) Legislative and Executive
D) Centre and the State

26) 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 KM Munshi

27) The provisions concerning the suspension of Fundamental rights by the President during emergencies was borrowed from the
A) Constitution of U.S.A.
B) Constitution of Canada
C) Constitution of Ireland
D) Weimar Constitution

28) Article 164 of the Constitution of India provides for separate Ministers of Tribal Welfare in
A) Rajasthan, Kerala and Nagaland
B) Orissa, Bihar and Meghalaya
C) Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa
D) Madhyapradesh, Assam and Orissa

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

30) The historic INA trial commenced in
A) 1940
B) 1944
C) 1945
D) 1948