TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Question Paper 2015

TNPSC Group 1 Prelims Question Paper 2015

    1. Which of the following were among the main exports of Indus valley people. Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
      I. Wheat
      II. Barley
      III. Cotton
      IV. Gold
      a. I, II and III
      b. II and III
      c. I and II
      d. III and IV
    2. Match List I with List II correctly and select answer :
      List I                                List II
      A. Santhal’s Rebellion   1. 1923
      B. Maplah Rebellion      2. 1929
      C. Vizag Revolution        3. 1921
      D. Bardoli Satyagraha   4. 1855
      A B C D
      a. 1 3 2 4
      b. 4 1 2 3
      c. 4 3 1 2
      d. 2 3 1 4
    3. Which one of the following is the smallest ratio?
      7 : 13, 17 : 25, 7 : 15, 15 : 23
      a. 7 : 13
      b. 17 : 25
      c. 7 : 15
      d. 15 : 23
    4. In a mixture of 60 litres, the ratio of milk and water is 2 : 1. If this ratio is to be 1: 2 then what is the quantity of water to be further added?
      a. 20 L
      b. 30 L
      c. 50 L
      d. 60 L
    5. Two numbers are in the ratio 3 : 5. If 9 be subtracted from each, then they are in the ratio 12 : 23. Find the second number
      a. 52
      b. 53
      c. 54
      d. 55
    6. Sum of squares of three positive numbers is 608 and they are in the ration 2 : 3. Then find the numbers
      a. 6, 9, 15
      b. 8, 12, 20
      c. 10, 15, 25
      d. 14, 21, 35
    7. If 30% of A = 0.25 of B = 1 5 of C, then find the ratio A : B : C
      a. 15 : 12 : 10
      b. 12 : 15 : 10
      c. 10 : 12 : 15
      d. 10 : 15 : 12
    8. What is the third proportional to 0.34 and 0.50?
      a. 0.74
      b. 0.75
      c. 0.76
      d. 0.77
    9. Which Indian city has been declared as the cleanest city in the ‘Swachh Bharat’ ranking 2015?
      a. Kochi
      b. Thiruvananthapuram
      c. Bengaluru
      d. Mysuru
    10. Who is the chairman of the 20th law commission of India?
      a. Justice. Ajit Praksh Shah
      b. Justice. Srikrishna
      c. Justice. Katju
      d. Justice. K. Balakrishnan
    11. Recently Union Government has decided to develop a spiritual capital of the country. Which among the following is the city?
      a. Ujjain
      b. Varanasi
      c. Nasik
      d. Bodhgaya
    12. India’s largest telecom operator is
      a. TATA
      b. Bharati Airtel
      c. Reliance
      d. Aircel
    13. Consider the following two statements consisting of Assertion (A) and Reason (R) and select your answer using the codes given below.
      Assertion (A): The administrative reforms commission recommended Lokpal and Lokayukta.
      Reasoning (R): These are for the Redressal of Citizens grievances.
      a. Both A and R are correct and R is the correct explanation of A
      b. Both A and R are correct but R is not the correct explanation of A.
      c. A is True but R is false
      d. A is false but R is correct
    14. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
      a. Article 153 – Office of the Governor
      b. Article 156 – Term of the Governor
      c. Article 154 – Executive authority of Governor
      d. Article 155 – Removal of Governor
    15. If the time taken by a cup of tea to cool from 85°C to 75°C is 1 minute, then the time taken by it to cool from 65°C to 55°C is
      a. 50 seconds
      b. exactly 1 minute
      c. more than 1 minute
      d. 30 seconds
    16. The rest mass of a photon is
      a. zero
      b. exactly 1 minute
      c. dependent on its wavelength
      d. dependent on its velocity ;
    17. Which of the following sets have different dimensions?
      a. Pressure, Young’s modulus, Stress
      b. Emf, potential difference, Electric potential
      c. Heat, Work done, Energy
      d. Dipole moment, Electric flux, Electric field
    18. In which Indian state the women, except Brahmin and Bania community, terminate their marriage relationship through the custom called “Chudi Pahanana”.
      a. Andhra Pradesh
      b. Chattisgarh
      c. Jharghand
      d. Uttaranchal
    19. Which of the following statements about Mother Teresa is/are True?
      I. She founded a new congregation named Missionaries of Charity
      II. She did not accept the citizens of India
      III. She was awarded the Nobel peace prize
      IV. In 1929 A.D. she came to Madras as a Missionary.
      a. I and III correct
      b. II and IV correct
      c. I and IV correct
      d. I, III and IV correct
    20. The Dravidian Mahajana Sabha was founded by
      a. Pundit Iyothee Thoss
      b. C.S. Srinivasa Raghava Iyangar
      c. P. Theagaraya Chetty
      d. C. Natesa Mudaliar
    21. Read the following statements:
      1. Either A and B are of the same age or A is the older than B
      2. Either C and D are of the same age or D is older than C
      3. B is older than C
      Which one of the conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?
      a. A is older than C
      b. D is older than C
      c. A is older than B
      d. B and D are of the same age
    22. The minute hand of a circular clock is 14 cm long and that of hour hand is 7 cm. Find how far does the tip of the minute and hour hand move in 30 minutes?
      a. 88 cm, 3.66 cm
      b. 22 cm, 0.915 cm
      c. 44 cm, 1.83 cm
      d. 1.83 cm, 88cm
    23. A heap of paddy is in the form of a right circular cone whose diameter is 4.8 m and height 1.8 m. If the heap is to be covered exactly by a canvas to protect it from rain, find the area of the canvas required.
      a. 22.6 m2
      b. 27.2 m2
      c. 13.6 m2
      d. 11.3 m2
    24. If ax = b, by = c, cz = a, then what is the value of xyz?
      a. 3
      b. 4
      c. 9
      d. 1
    25. World ‘Car Free Day’ is observed on
      a. September 12
      b. September 22
      c. October 22
      d. October 18
    26. Which court ruled that ‘Eu-us data Transfer Pact’ is invalid?
      a. American Court, New York
      b. British Court, London
      c. European Court, Luxembourg
      d. International Court, New York
    27. The Leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha as on September 2015
      a. Mallikarjuna Karge
      b. Sonia Gandhi
      c. Ghulam Nabi Azad
      d. Rahul Gandhi
    28. Which is/are correct relating to the Tribunals?
      1. Part XV of the Indian constitution deals with the Tribunals.
      2. Article 323 A deals with Administrative tribunals and Article 323 B deals with the tribunals for other matters.
      a. 1 only
      b. 2 only
      c. Both 1 and 2
      d. Neither 1 nor 2
    29. Expand FAT
      a. First Allocation Type
      b. File Allocation Type
      c. First Allocation Table
      d. File Allocation Table
    30. Which of the following is used to store large amounts of data?
      a. Primary memory
      b. Auxiliary storage
      c. Cache memory
      d. Random access memory
    31. Give the value of Terabyte.
      a. 210
      b. 220
      c. 230
      d. 240
    32. ‘Bluetooth’ technology is
      a. Satellite communication
      b. Wired communication between devices
      c. Wireless communication between devices
      d. Communication between landline to mobile phone
    33. Identify the statement, which is not the cause for the failure of Quit India Movement
      A. British Government arrested key leaders in anticipation to the movement
      B. Nehru and Rajaji disbelieved in Direct Action
      C. Hindu Mahasabha and Muslim League supported the movement
      D. British Government suppressed the movement
      a. (A) alone
      b. (A) and (B) alone
      c. (C) alone
      d. (A), (B) and (D) alone
    34. For the Daniel cell E° = 1.10 V. The value of equilibrium constant (K) for the reaction (at 298 K) is Zn(s)+Cu^2(aq) → Zn(aq)+Cu^2+(s)
      a. 4.36 × 1039
      b. 2.79 × 1041
      c. 6.53 × 1035
      d. 1.55 × 1037
    35. Agricultural unemployment may be classified into
      I. Seasonal unemployment
      II. Disguised unemployment
      III. Chronic unemployment
      Which is the correct answer?
      a. I and II only
      b. II and III only
      c. I and III only
      d. I, II and III
    36. Fill up the blanks:
      National population policy adopted in 2000 with a view to encourage _____ and aim at stabilizing the population by _____.
      a. Two child norm, 2020
      b. One child norm, 2030
      c. Two children norm, 2046
      d. One child norm, 2050 (stabilization by 2045)
    37. ‘Pay Zapp’ a mobile application to make digital payments was started by which Blank?
      a. SBI
      b. ICICI
      c. HDFC
      d. HSBC
    38. In the Australian Federal elections 2015 for the Prime Minister of Australia, who emerged as winner?
      a. Tony Abbot
      b. Kevin Rudd
      c. Malcolm Turnbull
      d. Julia Gillard
    39. Which of the following are major features of the constitutions of Lokpal and Lokayukta as recommended by the Administrative Reforms commission?
      1. They should be demonstrably independent and impartial
      2. They should compare with the highest judicial functionary in the country.
      3. They should be directly accountable to parliament
      4. Their appointments should as far as possible be non-political
      a. 1 and 4
      b. 1, 2 and 4
      c. 1, 2, 3 and 4
      d. None of the above (or) 1, 2 and 3
    40. Consider the following about scientific dating of the pre-historic period :
      Choose the correct code.
      I. The technique of radio-carbon dating is based on measuring the loss of carbon in organic materials over a period of time.
      II. Another dating method is known as dendro – chronology.
      III. Palaeo Botany is the analysis of prehistoric plants.
      IV. Palaeography is the study of ancient writing
      a. I, II and III only
      b. I, II, III and IV
      c. II and III only
      d. III and IV only
    41. Which among the following correctly matched?
      a. Kol – Madhya Pradesh
      b. Chhutia – Nilgiris (Tamil Nadu)
      c. Kotas – Little Andaman
      d. Jarawas – Assam
    42. Find the percentage increase in the area of a triangle if its each side is doubled.
      a. 100 %
      b. 200 %
      c. 300 %
      d. 400 %
    43. The sequence follow a regular pattern. Find the correct letter for question mark, to complete the sequence.
      C E I K O Q
      a. R
      b. S
      c. T
      d. U
    44. Find Least Common Multiple of 4/3 , 5/10 and 7/15 .
      a. 84/5
      b. 5/84
      c. 2/15
      d. 12/15
    45. Three number are in the ratio 1 : 2 : 3. The highest common factor is 12. Find the numbers
      a. 12, 24, 36
      b. 24, 48, 72
      c. 12, 24, 48
      d. 48, 60, 72
    46. If the two numbers are in the ration of 2 : 3 and the product of their highest common factor and least common multiple is 150, then find the sum of the numbers.
      a. 5
      b. 10
      c. 20
      d. 25
    47. Arrange the following sectors in India descending order according to the commercial energy consumption
      1. Household sector
      2. Agriculture
      3. Industries
      4. Transport
      a. 4, 3, 1, 2
      b. 3, 4, 1, 2
      c. 3, 4, 2, 1
      d. 4, 1, 3, 2
    48. “Indradhanush” introduced by the Central Government in August 2015 aims at :
      a. Establishing a separate ombudsman for private sector banks
      b. Reviving or revamping public sector banks
      c. Reviving non-banking financial institutions
      d. Introducing new banks in rural India
    49. Match the list :
      A. Fourth Schedule 1. Division of Powers
      B. Seventh Schedule 2. Seats allotted in the council of states
      C. Eleventh Schedule 3. Languages
      D. Eight Schedule 4. 73rd amendment
      A B C D
      a. 1 2 3 4
      b. 2 1 4 3
      c. 2 1 3 4
      d. 1 2 4 3
    50. The Purines present in nucleic acids are:
      I. Adenine and Cystosine
      II. Guanine and Thymine
      III. Adenine and Guanine
      IV. Cystosine and Uracil
      a. IV
      b. III
      c. II
      d. I
    51. Find out the correct matches:
      I. Enzymes – Biological catalysts
      II. DNA – Nucleic acid
      III. Insulin – Hormone
      IV. Vitamin E – Water soluble vitamin
      a. II only
      b. I only
      c. I, II and IV
      d. I, II and III
    52. Match List I with list II of the following with suitable options:
      List I       List II
      A. Kural 1. Rishabham
      B. Thutham 2. Shadjam
      C. Kaikailai 3. Madhyamam
      D. Vuzhai 4. Gandharam
      A B C D
      a. 2 1 4 3
      b. 1 2 3 4
      c. 1 3 2 4
      d. 4 2 3 1
    53. Match the List I with List II of the following with suitable options:
                List I           List II
      A. Brahmanas 1. Forest Texts
      B. Sama veda 2. Guide Book for Priests
      C. Aranyakas 3. Ritual Texts
      D. Yajur Veda 4. Book of Chants
      A B C D
      a. 4 3 1 2
      b. 3 4 1 2
      c. 3 1 4 2
      d. 1 2 3 4
    54. The length, breadth and height of a hall are 8m, 10m, 4m respectively and the hall has one door of area 3m × 1.5m. Find the cost of painting the walls at the rate of Rs.200 per square metre.
      a. Rs. 28,800
      b. Rs. 59,900
      c. Rs. 27,900
      d. Rs. 60,800
    55. If the capacity of a cylindrical tank is 1848 m and the diameter of its base of its base is 14m, then find the depth of the tank?
      a. 12m
      b. 14m
      c. 15m
      d. 18m
    56. The length of a chain used as the boundary of a semicircular park is 72m. What is the area of the park?
      a. 77m
      b. 91m
      c. 126m
      d. 308m
    57. Find the least number which when divided by 5, 6, 7 and 8 leaving a reminder 3, but when divided by 9 leaves no remainder.
      a. 1677
      b. 1683
      c. 2523
      d. 3363
    58. Sunhak Peace Prize was won by
      a. Ms. Zhanna Nemtsove
      b. Zaina Erhain
      c. Dr. Modadugu Vijay Gupta
      d. Mr. Zia Haider Rahman
    59. Which gas has been recently discovered in planet mars?
      a. Hydrogen Sulphide
      b. Ammonia
      c. Methane
      d. Ethane
    60. Which Indian Temple was awarded ‘Award of Excellence’ for conservation by UNESCO in the year 2015, in Bangkok?
      a. Guruvayoor Temple, Guruvayoor
      b. Vadakkunnathan Temple, Thrissur
      c. Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Trivandrum
      d. Tirumala Temple, Tirupati
    61. Match List I with List II Laws Years
      A. The Banking Companies Ordinance 1.1966
      B. Special Bearers Bonds Ordinance 2.1980
      C. Unlawful activities Prevention Ordinance 3.1984
      D. Terrorist affected areas ordinance 4. 1981
      A B C D
      a. 4 2 3 1
      b. 3 1 2 4
      c. 2 4 1 3
      d. 1 3 4 2
    62. Identify the statement which is wrong:
      a. The modern method of writing with coma, semicolon, and full stop are the contributions of the missionaries.
      b. Robert De Nobili and Caldwell enriched Tamil language
      c. The missionaries introduced Printing press
      d. The missionaries spread the Gospel only through English language
    63. Consider the following Reason and Assertion and choose the correct answer from the code given below:
      Reason (R) : the diet of the early Tamils was noit very different from that of modern times. Ghee played a conspicuous part in the diet of all, it fetched a high price.
      Assertion (A) : Ghee was used freely both by vegetarian and non vegetarian Avur Mulankilar and Purattinai Nannaganar spoken of the use of ghee.
      a. (R) and (A) are correct, (A) is the correct explanation of (R)
      b. (R) and (A) are correct but (A) is not the correct assertion of (R)
      c. (R) is true but (A) is Wrong
      d. (R) is wrong but (A) is true
    64. If a colour blind woman marries a normal visioned man, they will produce
      a. Normal visioned sons and daughters
      b. Colour blind sons and normal visioned daughters
      c. Normal sons and colour blind daughters
      d. colour blind sons and daughter.
    65. Cretinism, myxoedema and goitre are related to the disorders of the
      a. Parathyroid gland
      b. Thyroid gland
      c. Adrenal gland
      d. Pituitary gland
    66. Which one of the following is NOT correctly matched?
      a. Anopheles Stephensi – Leshmaniasis
      b. Glossina Palpalis – Sleeping sickness
      c. Culex Pipiens – filariasis
      d. Aedes Aegypti – Dengue fever
    67. An example of commonly used herbicide is
      a. P, Pˊ- dichlordiphenyl trichloro ethane
      b. 2, 4 – dichloro phenoxy acetic acid
      c. Benzene hexa choride
      d. Naphthalene
    68.  Match the following I II III
      1. Thiamine A. Cheilosis i. Pellagra
      2. Niacin B. Polyneuritis ii. Glossitis
      3. Riboflavin C. Nicotinamide iii. Beri beri
      4. Biotin D. Antipernic iv. Hyperestheria
      5. Cyanacobalamine E. Coenzyme R v. Pernicious anaemia
      a. 1 – a – v 2. b – iii 3. c- i 4. d – ii 5. e – iv
      b. 1. – b – iii 2. c – I 3. a – ii 4. e – iv 5. d – v
      c. 1. – d – ii 2. a – v 3. b – iv 4. c – iii 5. e – i
      d. 1 – c – iv 2. e – ii 3. d – v 4. a – I 5. b – iii
    69. The Union Urban Development Ministry has selected 978 town/cities from all over the country to graduate into smart cities in five years. Select the town/cities not included in the list from the following
      a. Coimbatore
      b. Dindugul
      c. Chidambaram
      d. Erode
    70. The country that has become the first defaulter, among developed nations, on debt of International Monetory Fund (IMF) on 30th June 2015
      a. China
      b. Italy
      c. Greece
      d. Germany
    71. Consider the following statements : The Comptroller and Auditor General of India is responsible for the audit of the accounts of
      1. The Union Government
      2. State Government
      3. The governments of Union territories
      4. The Urban and rural local bodies
      a. 1, 2 and 3
      b. 2, 3 and 4
      c. 1, 3 and 4
      d. 1, 2 and 4
    72. What is the peculiar nature of the Indian Federation?
      a. Equal distribution of powers between the centre and state
      b. Strong centre
      c. Strong states
      d. Strong Local bodies
    73. The place of India which does not have tropical evergreen forest is
      a. Eastern part of Western Ghats
      b. Western part of Western Ghats
      c. Andhaman and Nicobar Islands
      d. Eastern part of subtropical Himalayas
    74. Consider the following statement and choose the correct answer from the given options.
      I. Shompens is a tribal inhabitant of Nicobar Island.
      II. As per 2011 census, their population is 229.
      a. I only true
      b. II only true
      c. I and II are true
      d. I and II are false
    75. Choose the correct sequence of the following using the codes given below :
      I. Qutbuddin Aibak, Iltutmish, Raziya, Balban
      II. Jahangir, Humayun, Akbar, Shahjahan
      III. Balaji Viswanath, Balaji Baji Rao, baji Rao I, Shivaji
      a. I and II only
      b. II and III only
      c. I only
      d. III only
    76. Simplify : (0.728*0.728-0.272*0.272)/0.456
      a. 0.456
      b. 1
      c. 0.728
      d. 0.272
    77. If x/y =3/5 , then 5x+2y/5x-2y is equal to
      a. 3
      b. 5
      c. 5/2
      d. 2/5
    78. A person’s person age is two-fifth of the age of his mother. After 8 years, he will be one half of the age of his mother. How old is the mother at present?
      a. 42
      b. 40
      c. 45
      d. 48
    79. Find the value of (1.2*1.2*1.2-0.2*0.2*0.2)/(1.2*1.2+1.2*0.2+0.2*0.2)
      a. 1.2
      b. 1
      c. 0.2
      d. 1.4
    80. A bicycle marked at Rs. 1,500 is sold for Rs. 1,350. What is the percentage of discount?
      a. 12
      b. 15
      c. 11
      d. 10
    81. The MGNREGS differs from other poverty alliviation measures in the following respects
      I. It focuses on income generation to the targeted poor.
      II. It is built around the notions of citizenship and entitlement.
      III. It facilitates disclosure by means of regular and social audit.
      IV. It operates as per the directions of the State/Central Governments
      a. I and II
      b. II and III
      c. I and IV
      d. II and IV
    82. Justice D.P. Wadhwa committee was appointed by the Supreme Court to examine
      a. Insurance schemes
      b. The level of black money in the country
      c. The functioning of rural development programmes
      d. The Public Distribution System
    83. The Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) policy for fertilizers was implemented in India in
      a. 1966
      b. 1977
      c. 1991
      d. 2010
    84. The Administrative Reforms Commission of India was set up on 5 Jan. 1966 under the Chairmanship of
      a. K. Hanumanthaiya
      b. H.C. Mathur
      c. G.S. Pathak
      d. Moraji R. Desai
    85. “The Supreme Court in the Indian union has more powers than any other Supreme Court in any part of the world” – Who said so?
      a. S.M. Sikri
      b. Sir Alladi Krishnaswamy Ayyar
      c. M. C. Setalwad
      d. Justice Kania
    86. Which of the following statements about ‘Glycolysis’ is/are True?
      I. Glycolysis is also known as Pentose phosphate pathway
      II. The substrate of Glycolysis is Glucose
      III. The final product of Glycolysis is Glycogen
      IV. Glycolysis is also known as Glyoxylate cycle
      a. I and III
      b. II only
      c. III and IV
      d. IV and II
    87. Arrange the following common units of classification in ascending order :
      I. Family
      II. Order
      III. Species
      IV. Genus
      a. II, I, III, IV, V
      b. V, IV, III, II, I
      c. III, V, IV, II, I
      d. IV, III, V, I, II
    88. Identify the correct order of events of Muhammad-bin-Tughluq.
      a. Transfer of capital, conquest of Nagarkot, Reform of Token currency, Taxation of the Doab
      b. Reform of Token currency, transfer of capital, Taxation of the Doab, conquest of Nagarkot
      c. Taxation of the Doab, transfer of capital, reform of Token currency, conquest of Nagarkot
      d. Conquest of Nagarkot, Reform of Token currency, Taxation of the Doab, transfer of the capital
    89. Consider the following relating to Babur.
      I. The Autobiography of Babur is ‘Babur Namah’
      II. It was originally written in Persian
      a. Only I is true
      b. Only II is true
      c. Both I and II are true
      d. Both I and II are false
    90. A can do a work in 10 days and B can do the same work in 15 days. They earn Rs. 1,500 together. How will they share this amount?
      a. Rs. 850 and Rs.650
      b. Rs. 900 and Rs. 600
      c. Rs. 950 and Rs. 550
      d. Rs. 1, 000 and Rs. 500
    91. If 6 men and 8 boys can do a piece of work in 10 days while 26 men and 48 boys can do the same work in 2 days, then what is the time taken by 15 men and 20 boys to complete the same type of work?
      a. 4 days
      b. 5 days
      c. 6 days
      d. 7 days
    92. A plot of land is in the form of a quadrilateral where one of its diagonals is 100 m long. If two vertices on either side of this diagonals are 50 m away from the diagonal. Find the area of the plot of land
      a. 5000 m2
      b. 1000 m2
      c. 10000 m2
      d. 500 m2
    93. If “NOIDA” is written as 39658, how will “INDIA” be written?
      a. 36568
      b. 63568
      c. 63569
      d. 65368
    94. Identify the correct statement from the following
      a. Tiruchirapalli has been declared as the second cleanest city by Swachh Bharat in 2015
      b. Tiruchirapalli has been declared as the special cleanest by UNESCO in 2015
      c. Goa has been declared as the second cleanest city by Swachh Bharat in 2015
      d. Mysuru has been declared as the first cleanest city by United Nations Organization in 2015
    95. Nobel Prize for medicine in 2015 was awarded to
      I. Tu Youyou
      II. Satoshi Omura
      III. William Campbell
      IV. Arun Bahl
      a. I only
      b. I, II and IV
      c. II and III only
      d. I, II and III
    96. Which country has come forward to help clean India’s River Ganga
      a. Iran
      b. Israel
      c. Ireland
      d. Italy
    97. Which of the following are matters on which a constitutional amendment is possible only with the ratification of the legislatures of not less than One-Half of the states?
      1. Election of the president
      2. Representation of state in Parliament
      3. Any of the lists in the 7th Schedule
      4. Abolition of the legislative council of a state.
      Choose the correct answer from the codes given below :
      a. 1, 2 and 3
      b. 1, 2 and 4
      c. 1, 3 and 4
      d. 2, 3 and 4
    98. The Secession of a state from the Indian union has been bared by the
      a. 16th Amendment
      b. 22nd Amendment
      c. 29th Amendment
      d. 35th Amendment
    99. Choose the correct answer : The itai-itai disease of Japan was cause due to
      I. Arsenic pollution
      II. Cyanide pollution
      III. Cadmium pollution
      IV. Lead pollution
      a. I and II
      b. II and III
      c. III only
      d. IV only
    100. Match the following
      A. Sericulture 1. Farming of aqauatic organisms
      B. Horticulture 2. Culture of honey bees
      C. Aquaculture 3. Rearing of silk worms
      D. Apiculture 4. Cultivation and maintaining gardens
      A B C D
      a. 3 4 1 2
      b. 2 3 4 1
      c. 1 2 3 4
      d. 4 3 2 1
    101. Pick out the wrong statement.
      a. Veerappa, the Zamindar of Koppal rose against the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1819
      b. Gadkaris were classes who garrisoned Maratha forts
      c. Chakra Bisoi was the khonds leader
      d. Sindhu and Kanhu were the leaders of the Kols
    102. Match the following :
      A. Simon Commission 1. 1928
      B. Nehru Report 2. 1932
      C. Second Round Table Conference 3. 1927
      D. Communal Award 4. 1931
      A B C D
      a. 1 4 3 2
      b. 3 1 4 2
      c. 3 1 2 4
      d. 2 4 1 3
    103. Match the following :
      A. Na and K – i. Obtained by electrolysis of fused salt
      B. Cu and Ag – ii. Occur only in native state
      C. Au and Pt – iii. Occur both native and combined state
      D. Na and Ca – iv. Reducing agent in metallurgy
      E. Al and Mg – v. Occur only in combined state
      a. A. – v B. – iii C. – ii D. – i E. – iv
      b. A. – iv B. – i C. – ii D. – iii E. – v
      c. A. – ii B. – iii C. – v D. – iv E. – i
      d. A. – iii B. – ii C. – i D. – v E. – iv
    104. Which of the following is/are wrong?
      I. Mg2C3 on hydrolysis gives acetylene
      II. Be2C on hydrolysis gives methane
      III. Al4C3 on hydrolysis gives allylene
      a. I and II
      b. II and III
      c. I and III
      d. I, II and III
    105. Government of Tamilnadu awards Dr. A.P.J. Abdul kalam award for a Tamilian for his/her contribution to
      a. Development of rural health services
      b. Scientific, art and literature development, humanities and student welfare
      c. Tamil literature development
      d. Development of sports
    106.  Identify from the options the name of the Central government portal for students looking for educational loans a. Vidya Vikas
      b. Edu Care
      c. Vidya Lakshmi
      d. Shodhganga
    107. Which of the following day is observed as the National Statistics Day?
      a. June, 8
      b. June, 29
      c. July, 1
      d. October, 5
    108. Match the following – Establishment of states and choose the correct one : States
      A. 36th Amendment 1. Goa
      B. 13th Amendment 2. Manipur and Tripura
      C. 27th Amendment 3. Sikkim
      D. 56th Amendment 4. Nagaland
      A B C D
      a. 3 4 2 1
      b. 1 3 4 2
      c. 2 3 1 4
      d. 1 2 3 4
    109. The portion of incident radiation reflection back to space from the planet is called
      a. Atmospheric windows
      b. Albedo
      c. Rayleigh scattering
      d. Law of scattering
    110. A major diamond mining centre in Belgium is
      a. Aalberg
      b. Aberdeen
      c. Aabenraa
      d. Antwerp
    111. Rank the given soils of India in descending order in terms of their area/extent
      a. Red soil, Alluvial soil, Laterite soil, Black soil
      b. Alluvial soil, Red soil, Laterite soil, Black soil
      c. Red soil, Black soil, Alluvial soil, Laterite soil
      d. Alluvial soil, Red soil, Black soil, Laterite soil
    112. The planet which is known as the ‘God of War’
      a. Mercury
      b. Venus
      c. Mars
      d. Jupiter
    113. The ice-crystal theory to explain precipitation was propounded by
      a. Tor Bergeron
      b. E.G. Boven
      c. Richl
      d. Davis
    114. What is the standard deviation of the first n natural numbers?


    1. In the series 6 4 1 2 2 8 7 4 2 1 5 3 8 6 2 1 7 1 4 1 3 2 8 6 How many pairs of alternate numbers have a difference of 2?
      a. 2
      b. 4
      c. 6
      d. 8
    2. If + mean X, X means -, ÷ means + and – means ÷ then what is the value of (175 – 25) ÷ (5+20)×(3 + 10) a. 265
      b. 78
      c. 77
      d. 354
    3. In a geometric series, if the fourth term is 2/3 and seventh term is 16/81 , then what is the first term of the series?
      a. 2/3
      b. 4/9
      c. 8/27
      d. 9/4
    4. In which of the following states of India, Inland water transport is not important?
      a. Kerala
      b. West Bengal
      c. Bihar
      d. Gujarat
    5. Which kind of power accounts for the largest share of power generation in India?
      a. Hydro – electricity
      b. Thermal
      c. Nuclear
      d. Solar
    6. What is India’s rank in the global production of milk in 2010 – 2011?
      a. First
      b. Second
      c. Third
      d. Fourth
    7. Industry which is reversed for public sector in New Economic Policy
      a. Atomic Energy
      b. Cotton Industry
      c. Sugar Industry
      d. Tea Industry
    8. Tuyoyou of China has been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for developing a new drug called
      a. Avermectin
      b. Artemisinin
      c. Ivermectin
      d. Parasitin
    9. Article 25 of the Constitution of India guarantees
      a. Right to Religion
      b. Right to Property
      c. Right to life
      d. Right to equality
    10. Which one of the following is not a formally prescribed device available to the members of Parliament?
      a. Question Hour
      b. Zero Hour
      c. Half-an-hour discussion
      d. Short duration discussion
    11. The National Commission to review the working of the Constitution was set-up in the year
      a. 2001
      b. 2004
      c. 2003
      d. 2002
    12. Match the following:
      A. Krebs cycle 1. Occurs in cytoplasm
      B. Ubiquinone 2. Diffuse from cytoplasm to mitochondria
      C. Glycolysis 3. Mobile carrier
      D. Acetyl-CoA 4. Occurs in mitochondrial matrix
      A B C D
      a. 4 3 1 2
      b. 3 1 4 2
      c. 1 4 2 3
      d. 4 1 3 2
    13. Match List I with List II correctly and select answer
      List I        List II
      A. Dupleix 1. Nawab of Bengal
      B. Anwar-ud-din 2. British Admiral
      C. Shuja-ud-Daul 3. French Governor
      D. Polock 4. Nawab of Carnatic
      A B C D
      a. 3 2 4 1
      b. 1 2 3 4
      c. 3 4 1 2
      d. 1 3 4 2
    14. In a cylinder, if radius is double and height is halved then what happens to the curved surface area?
      a. Halved
      b. Double
      c. Does not change
      d. Four times
    15. The length of side of a rhombus is 5 m and one of its diagonal is 8 m. Then what is the length of other diagonal?
      a. 5 m
      b. 7 m
      c. 6m
      d. 8 m
    16. A, B and C can complete a piece of work in 24, 6 and 12 days respectively. If they work together, in how many days they will complete the same work?
      a. 1/24 day
      b. 7/24 days
      c. 24/7 days
      d. 24/11 days
    17. 12 men complete the 2400 sq.m ploughing work in 10 days. How many men are required to complete 3600 sq.m ploughing work in 18 days?
      a. 10 men
      b. 15 men
      c. 18 men
      d. 20 men
    18. 2 men and 7 boys can do a piece of work in 14 days, 3 men and 8 boys can do the same in 11 days. In how many days, 3 times the work can be completed by 8 men and 6 boys?
      a. 21 days
      b. 18 days
      c. 24 days
      d. 36 days
    19. Which corporation in Tamilnadu was awarded the best corporation award for the year 2015?
      a. Chennai
      b. Vellore
      c. Madurai
      d. Tirunelveli
    20. Every year 13th of August is observed as
      a. Voluntary Blood Donation Day
      b. World Hepatitis Day
      c. Swachch Bharat Day
      d. Organ Donation Day
    21. ‘International Day of the Disappeared’ observed by United Nations Organization every year falls on
      a. November 30
      b. December 26
      c. August 30
      d. October 25
    22. The President of Srilanka as on June 2015
      a. Maithripala Sirisena
      b. Ravi Karunanayake
      c. Mahinda Samarasinghe
      d. Mahinda Amaraweera
    23. Which one of the following statement is/are true with regard to formulation of the government?
      a. There is a rule in the business of the government which mentions that sungle largest party that gets majority will form the government
      b. There is no written rule on inviting the single largest party by the 2nd largest party to form the government. It is a convention
      c. There is a provision in Part I of the Constitution
      d. Representation of Peoples Act provides for inviting the longest party to form the government
    24. New elements and rare – earths are discovered and fixed in the periodic table using
      a. Bragg’s law
      b. Moseley’s law
      c. Compton’s effect
      d. Bravais Lattices
    25. Where is the head quarter of the Forest Survey of India (FSI) located?
      a. New Delhi
      b. Dehradun
      c. Chennai
      d. Mumbai
    26. Which among these sanctuaries is not present in Tamil Nadu?
      a. Anaimalai
      b. Point Calimer
      c. Mundanthurai
      d. Periyar
    27. In which Indian National Congress session, Mahatma Gandhi was made its President?
      a. Nagpur
      b. Gaya
      c. Belgaum
      d. Kanpur
    28. Match the List I and List II and Choose the correct code given below;
                 List I                        List II
      A. Amrit Basaar Patrika 1. Dadabhai Naoroji
      B. Indian Mirror 2. Sisir Kumar Gosh
      C. Voice of India 3. G. Varma
      D. Advocate 4. N.N. Sen
      A B C D
      a. 2 4 1 3
      b. 3 2 4 1
      c. 4 3 1 2
      d. 4 2 3 1
    29. Which Act is called as black Act by the Indians?
      a. Vernacular Press Act
      b. Indian Arms Act
      c. Rowlatt Act
      d. Opium Act
    30. Arrange the following int eh order of increasing solubility in water
      i. NaHCO3
      ii. KHCO3
      iii. Mg(HCO3)2
      iv. Ca(HCO3)2
      a. iv < iii < ii < i
      b. i < ii < iii < iv
      c. ii < iii < i < iv
      d. iii < i , iv < ii
    31. Match the following: Actinide element Atomic number
      A. Plutonium 1. 102
      B. Curium 2. 100
      C. Fermium 3. 96
      D. Nobelium 4. 94
      A B C D
      a. 1 2 3 4
      b. 3 4 1 2
      c. 3 4 2 1
      d. 4 3 2 1
    32. Match the Number of electrons transferred (a) when one mole of KMnO4 is reduced to (b)
      A. 1, 3, 4, 4
      B. Mn2O3, MnO2, MnO2 4 − , Mn2+
      a. 1 – MnO2 4 − , 3 – MnO2, 4 – Mn2O3, 5- Mn2+
      b. 1 – Mn2+ , 3 – Mn2O3, 4 – MnO2, 5 – MnO2 4 − ,
      c. 1- MnO2, 3 – MnO2 4 − , 4- Mn2+ 5 – Mn2O3,
      d. 1 – Mn2O3, 3- Mn2+ 4 – MnO2 4 − 5 – MnO2,
    33. Which state government in India has started the ‘Labli Beti’ scheme for the girl child?
      a. Madhya Pradesh
      b. Uttarakhand
      c. Jharkhand
      d. Jammu & Kashmir
    34. Consider the following statements about Suraksha Hose:
      1. The hose is made of rubber and is green – coloured
      2. The outer layer of the hose is fire resistant
      3. The middle layer of the hose is made of brass- coated high carbon steel wire mesh which of the above statement is/are correct?
      a. 1, 2 and 3 are correct
      b. Only 2 and 3 are correct
      c. Only 1 and 3 are correct
      d. Only 3 is correct
    35. In which one of the case, “Passport” is considered as part of personal liberty?
      a. A. K. Gopalan (1950)
      b. Indian Express Newspapers (1985)
      c. Arumugham (1953)
      d. Meneka Gandhi (1978)
    36. Which of the schedules deals with division of powers between states and union?
      a. Fourth
      b. Sixth
      c. Seventh
      d. Ninth
    37. The plant type which colours the ocean surface water red is
      a. Dinoflagellates
      b. Golden algae
      c. Green algae
      d. Red algae
    38. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer:
      List I (Climate)                               List II (Reason)
      A. Chennai is warmer than kolkatta 1. Distance form sea
      B.Snowfall in Himalayas 2. Altitude
      C. Rainfall decreases from west Bengal to Punjab 3. Western Disturbance
      D. Winter Rainfall 4. Latitude
      A B C D
      a. 1 2 4 3
      b. 1 2 3 4
      c. 3 2 4 1
      d. 4 2 1 3
    39. Which of the following is not a planetary wind?
      a. Westerlies
      b. Trade winds
      c. Monsoon
      d. Polar easterlies
    40. Among the 50 students in a class, what percentage of students like biology and chemistry?
      Subjects            No.of students
      Mathematics             6
      Physics                     12
      Chemistry                15
      Biology                       8
      Computer science    9
      a. 64%
      b. 46%
      c. 23%
      d. 77%
    41. For any n obswervations of data, what is the value of (∑x)- nx̄  ?
      a. n x (∑ )
      b. (n – 2) nx
      c. (n – 1) x
      d. 0
    42. Match the following and select the correct answer
      A. Tax revenue 1. Provident funds
      B.Capital receipts 2. Taxes on income and expenditure
      C. Non-plan expenditure 3. Sales tax
      D. Value added tax 4. Interest payments
      A B C D
      a. 4 3 2 1
      b. 1 3 4 2
      c. 2 1 4 3
      d. 2 3 4 1
    43. The National statistical commission of India was headed by
      a. Monteck singh Ahluwaliya
      b. C. Rangarajan
      c. Raghuram Rajan
      d. V.K.R.V. Rao
    44. The structure of Indian Financial system does not include
      a. Industrial finance
      b. Agricultural finance
      c. Development finance
      d. Deficit finance
    45. 2020 Olympic games will be held at
      a. Beijing
      b. New York
      c. Chicago
      d. Tokyo
    46. Nobel prize 2015 in Physics was given for the discovery of
      a. Path of electrons in electro magnetic waves
      b. Path of neutrons in magnetic fields
      c. proton oscillation
      d. Neutrino oscillation
    47. In October 2015 Russia’s Sergey Karjakin won the World cup for
      a. Table Tennis
      b. Chess
      c. Golf
      d. Polo
    48. Identify the numbered substances in steps of Glycolysis Clucose → 1 → 2 → Fructorse 1, 6 bisphosphate
      a. 1 is Pyruvate (2) is citrate
      b. 1 is Glucose – 6 – phosphate (2) is pyruvate
      c. 1 is Glucose -6- phosphate (2) is Fructose -6- phosphate
      d. 1 is phosphoglycerate 2 is Glyceric acid
    49. Consider the following pairs:
      I. Thallophyta – Algae and Fungi
      II. Tracheophyta – All vascular plants
      III. Bryophyta – Liver worts and Fungi
      IV. Pteridophyta – Mosses and Mushrooms.
      Which of the pair given above is/are correct?
      a. III and IV
      b. I and II
      c. I and IV
      d. II and III
    50. Give the correct chronological order:
      I. Pitt’s India Act
      II. Minto-Morley Act
      III. Regulating Act
      IV. Montague – Chelmsfor Act
      a. II, I, III, IV
      b. IV, II, III, I
      c. III, I, II, IV
      d. I, II, III IV
    51. Who was known as the Father of Library movement in Tamil Nadu?
      a. Thiru. T.K. Avanashilingam
      b. Thiru. M.P. Periyasamy
      c. Thiru. M. Bhaktavatsalam
      d. Thiru. Muthiah Chettiar
    52. Alex invested an amount of Rs. 8,000 in a fixed deposit scheme for 2 years at compound interest rate 5% per annum. How much amount will Alax get on maturity of the fixed deposit?
      a. Rs. 8,600
      b. Rs. 8,620
      c. Rs. 8,820
      d. Rs. 8,840
    53. The difference between the compound interest and simple interest on a certain sum at 8% per annum for 2 years is Rs. 240. Find the sum.
      a. Rs. 35,000
      b. Rs. 35,700
      c. Rs. 37,500
      d. Rs. 40,000
    54. If the rate of simple interest is 12% per annum, then find the amount that would get interest of Rs. 6,000 per annum.
      a. Rs. 82,000
      b. Rs. 50,000
      c. Rs. 72,000
      d. Rs. 45, 000
    55. Three solid metal cubes, whose edges are 6 cm, 8 cm and 10 cm are melted and a new cube is made. Find the length of edge of the new cube.
      a. 12 cm
      b. 24 cm
      c. 20 cm
      d. 48 cm
    56. Find the number in the place of question mark. 21, 25, 34, 50, ?, 111, 160
      a. 86
      b. 72
      c. 75
      d. 59
    57. Which country was affected by “Typhoon Goni”?
      a. Philipines
      b. Japan
      c. Sri Lanka
      d. Canada
    58. Match the following:
      A. Abdul Kalam Award 1. G. Jothimani
      B. Kalpana Chawla Award 2. S. Sampath Kumar
      C. Best Doctor Award 3. P. Simmachadran
      D. Best Social Worker Award 4. N. Valarmathi
      A B C D
      a. 4 2 1 3
      b. 4 3 2 1
      c. 4 1 2 3
      d. 4 2 3 1
    59. Which one of the following amendment was called a revision of the constitution and it introduced changes in preamble, as many as 53 articles and seventh schedule?
      a. 40th amendment
      b. 42nd amendment
      c. 41st amendment
      d. 43rd amendment
    60. Which one of the following atatement with to the enactment of the Act of 1935 is WRONG?
      a. Turko-Italian war happened
      b. Rowlatt Act and Jallianwala Bagh Tragedy occurred
      c. Round-Table Conferences held
      d. Lord Curzon Partitioned Bengal A or D
    61. The number of generalized co-ordinates required to describe the position of a simple pendulum is
      a. 1
      b. 2
      c. 3
      d. 4
    62. If g is the acceleration due to gravity and R is the radius of the earth, then escape velocity is given by the relation
      a. Ve = √2g
      b. Ve = 2√g
      c. Ve = √2Rg
      d. Ve =2√Rg
    63. . The relation connecting Young’s modules (E), Bulk modules (K) and Rigidity modules (N) is
      a. 9/E=3/N+1/K
      b. 9/N=3/E+1/K
      c. 9/N=1/E+3/K
      d. 9/E=1/N+3/K
    64. The S.I unit of gravitational constant G is
      a. N Kg-2
      b. Nm kg-1
      c. Nm2 kg-1
      d. Nm2 kg-2
    65. Which of the following is/are not correct? Minto-Morley reforms of 1909 introduced the following.
      I. The system of direct election was introduced in provinces
      II. The act did not enfranchise women
      III. It introduced diarchy in provinces
      IV. Communal electorate was introduced
      a. I only
      b. I and III
      c. II and III
      d. III only
    66. Who bestowed the title Sardar on Vallabhai Patel?
      a. Dadabhai Naoroji
      b. Jawaharlal Nehru
      c. Mahatma Gandhi
      d. Rajendra Prasad
    67. During 1857 revolt which army remained loyal to the British?
      a. Bombay Army
      b. Bengal Army
      c. Madras Army
      d. Avadh Army
    68. Find the next number in the following series 4, 6, 9, 13 1 2
      a. 20 1 4
      b. 22 3 4
      c. 19
      d. 17 1 2
    69. Consider the following statements:
      Assertion (A): Scholars distinguished a culture midway between Palaeolithic and Neolithic called Mesolithic.
      Reason (R) : The chief characteristics Mesolithic were the stone implements used were extremely small and made up of Chalcedony and silicate instead of quartzite. Select your answer according to the coding scheme below:
      a. Both (A) and (R) are False
      b. Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the explanation for (A)
      c. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation for (A)
      d. (A) is true but (R) is false
    70. Which country devalued its own currency in August 2015?
      a. India
      b. Japan
      c. Germany
      d. China
    71. The 50th Anniversary of 1965 Indo-Pak war was observed on
      a. 27 August 2015
      b. 30 July 2015
      c. 30 August 2015
      d. 28 August 2015
    72. Match the Android OS versions with their Names: OS Version Name
      A. Android 6.0 1. Kitkat
      B. Android 5.0 2. Lollipop
      C. Android 4.4 3. Jelly Bean
      D. Android 4.3 4. Marsh Mallow
      A B C D
      a. 4 2 3 1
      b. 4 3 1 2
      c. 4 2 1 3
      d. 3 1 2 4
    73. The Protection of Civil Rights Act came into force on
      a. 19th December 1974
      b. 19th November 1976
      c. 19th December 1975
      d. 19th November 1977
    74. Who one of the following persons is the ex-officio chairmen of the Rules Committee, General Purpose Committee and business Advisory Committee?
      a. The Speaker
      b. A member elected by the house
      c. The Deputy Speaker
      d. A member of Ruling Party
    75. The list of coded instruction in computer is called
      a. Program
      b. Algorithm
      c. Flowchart
      d. Application Software
    76. Choose the correct match:
            List I       List II
      A. Fault 1. Stromboli
      B. Fold 2. San-Andreas
      C. Earthquake 3. Himalayan Range
      D. Volcano 4. Epiccentre
      5. Weathering
      6. Exfoliation
      a. P-1 Q-2 R-5 S-6
      b. P-5 Q-6 R-1 S-2
      c. P-2 Q-3 R-4 S-1
      d. P-4 Q-3 R-1 S-6
    77. The major temperature fluctuations in surface waters of the tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean is Called as
      a. Temperature inversion
      b. Convention
      c. Thermocline
      d. El Nino and La Nina
    78. Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:
      Assertion (A): The Indian National Movement reached its crescendo in the non-cooperation movement in 1920-22. It was in this context that there occurred resurgence of working class activity in the years 1920-22. The working class created its own organisation to defend its class rights.
      Reason (R) : Lokamanya Tilak was one of the moving spirits in the formation of AICTU. AITCU was formed in 1920.
      a. Both (A) and (R) are correct
      b. (A) alone is correct
      c. (R) alone is correct
      d. (A) is partly correct (R) wrong
    79. The Indian Constitution describes legislative relations between Union and States in Article from a. Articles 245 to 255 b. Articles 256 to 263 c. Articles 264 to 267 d. Articles 268 to 276
    80. Which of the following is/are incorrectly matched? Select your answer according to the codes given below I. Credit Creation – Reserve Bank of India
      II. Commercial Bank – Adopting deposits
      III. Reserve Bank of India – Control Credit
      IV. Quantitative control – Scheduled Bank
      a. I only
      b. I and II
      c. II and IV
      d. I and IV
    81. The phase of rapid growth of population in India falls
      a. between 1891-1921
      b. between 1921-1951
      c. between 1951-1981
      d. between 1981-2001
    82. Which of the following recommendations. Are made by the Administrative Reforms Commission to improve relations between the political and permanent executive?
      i. Minister should try to develop a climate of fearless and fair play among senior officers.
      ii. Minister should not intervene in day-to-day administration except incase of servous maladministration.
      iii. The official relationship of Secretary to Minister should be one of confidence of that of minister to Secretary one of loyalty.
      iv. Prime Minister Should takes special interest to arrest/growing of unhealthy personal affiliations. v. All major decisions should be briefly reduced to writings
      a. 1, 2, 4 and 5
      b. 1, 2, 3 and 5
      c. 2, 3 and 4
      d. 1, 2 and 5
    83. The last movie for which late M.S. Viswanathan composed music is
      a. Engirundho Vanthan
      b. Suvadugal
      c. Devadoss
      d. Ninaithalae Inikkum
    84. Who was awarded the Stockholm Water prize for the year 2015?
      a. Amalendu Krishna
      b. Rajendra Singh
      c. Mansingh Rawat
      d. Modadugu Vijay Gupta
    85. Google’s Alphabet website is
    86.  _____ Organisation slapped fine to the companies for not appointing women directors.
      a. BSE
      b. BSI
      c. SBI
      d. BCCI


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