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Unformatted text preview: A.P.P.S.C. GROUP - 1............................................................................................................................................. PREVIOUS PAPERS 1 GROUP - 1 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION GENERAL STUDIES & MENTAL ABILITY - 2004 1. The world's first hydrogen fuel cell car reached Sydney on December 27, 2003. Which of the following statements are true about the car ? a) It was designed, built and run by the students of T amagawa University of T okyo. Tokyo. Tamagawa b) It is named after the Biblical gods of Sun and W ater Water ater.. c) Its name is Isaac Moses. d) It completed the world's first continental crossing by completing a 4084 km run in less than nine days. e) Its name is Apollondine. f) It was designed and built by the students of Tokugawa University University,, but run by the students of the University of Perth. 1) a, d, e 2) a, b, f 3) c, d, f 4) b, c, d 2. Twice did the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, escape bids on his life, – first on December 14, 2003 and next on December 25, 2003 – in the same city in Pakistan. Which is that city ? 1) Karachi 2) Rawalpindi 3) Islamabad 4) Lahore 3. Beagle - 2, surface probe of Mars, was successfully launched under the aegis of the European Space Agency on December 19, 2003. Which country built Beagle - 2 ? 1) Britain 2) France 3) Sweden 4) Norway 4. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the longest - serving Head of State in Asia, started his five year term as President of Maldives on November 11, 2003. How many terms had he served as the President of M aldives earlier ? Maldives 1) 3 times 2) 4 times 3) 5 times 4) 6 times 5. The list of languages proposed to be included in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution does not contain. 1) Bodo 2) Santhali 3) Dogri 4) Bhojpuri Directions for questions 6 to 9. Refer to the data below and answer the questions that follow : The new television remote of the BPL television set has some unusual features. The T + 2 button takes you to the channel which is two channels ahead of the current one (i.e. channel 1 to channel 3). The PP button takes you back to the channel which was switched on before the cur- 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. rent one. The PR button takes you to the channel which is a prime numbered channel just a head of the current channel. And, last but not the least, the MAG button instantaneously takes you to your favourite channel. Amit has made Star Plus (Channel no. 17) as the Magic channel (favourite). (Use the additional data from the questions). If his T T.. V V.. is on Star Plus and he presses T + 2, PR, PR and PP to come to Zee, then on which channel is Zee located ? 1) 19 2) 23 3) 25 4) 29 If the current channel is Zee and Amit presses T + 2, PR, PP and T + 2, then he will arrive on Channel number number.. 1) 27 2) 25 3) 29 4) 31 If the current channel is Star Plus, how can he reach Channel no. 25 ? 1) T + 2, PR, T + 2 2) PR, PP 3) T + 2, T + 2, PR 4) None of the above If the Star Sports channel is Channel no. 30, then how many channels are there between Zee and Star Sports ? 1) 5 2) 6 3) 7 4) None of the above In a certain code language, EMPHASIS is written as NDIOBRJR. How do you write CREATURE in that code ? 1) SBBDUTSD 2) QBBDTUSD 3) DSDBSTSP 4) SBDBUTDS Directions for question nos. 11 and 12. Read the following and find the answers : Miss Lily has four purses. In one of the purses she keeps five-rupee notes; in the second, tenrupee notes; in the third, twenty-rupee notes; and, in the fourth, fifty - rupees notes. In all, she has 78 notes and the total amount is Rs. 1500. If the twenty-rupee notes were 6 less than the ten-rupee notes and the five-rupee notes were 4 more than the fifty-rupee notes, how many five-rupee notes did she have ? 1) 12 2) 32 3) 25 4) 20 If starting from the highest, she took out one note from it and then went on taking double the number of notes from each purse as compared to the previous one, how much money would she take out ? 1) Rs. 170 2) Rs. 185 3) Rs. 210 4) Rs. 310 A.P.P.S.C. GROUP - 1............................................................................................................................................. PREVIOUS PAPERS 2 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Directions for question nos. 13 to 17. The questions are based on the series of symbols, letters and numbers given below : E 6H9 7KD Δ G 2 PQ Δ M 3 Δ 4 NZ5R T C8 How many letters in the series are preceded by a symbol and followed by a number ? 1) 1 2) 2 3) 3 4) 4 If the letters in the series are arranged in alphabetical order order,, how many letters will remain at their place as such ? 1) 2 2) 3 3) 4 4) 5 How many symbols have either letters or numbers on both the sides ? 1) 5 2) 4 3) 3 4) 2 Identify the odd one : 1) 4Z5 2) EH 3) 7K 4) Δ MT Which of the following is different from the others ? ER 5 3) G DK 4) 7H6 1) C8T3 2) Find out th e pair of numbers that does not the belong to the group for lack of common property : 1) 34 – 43 2) 62 – 71 3) 55 – 62 4) 83 – 92 If 8 x 9 = 2724, 4 x 2 = 612 and 7 x 3 = 921, then 6 x 8 = ? 1) 1224 2) 2418 3) 1824 4) 1215 The population of a town was 20,000 in 1944. It decreased by 10 percent during 1944 – 1954 but increased by 20 percent during 1954 – 1964. What was the population like in 1964 ? 1) 24, 600 2) 22,000 3) 20,800 4) 21,600 A party consists of grand-mother grand-mother,, father father,, mother mother,, four sons and their wives, and one son and two daughters to each of the sons. How many females are there in all ? 1) 14 2) 16 3) 12 4) 24 How many independent words can HEAR THEART LESS be divided into without changing the order of the letters and using each letter only once ? 1) 2 2) 3 3) 4 4) 5 Find the missing number number.. 24. How many triangles does the following figure have ? 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 4 64 3 27 8 ? 5 125 216 343 32. 6 7 1) 64 2) 16 3) 512 4) 24 1) 48 2) 44 3) 40 4) 36 Six plays – A, B, C, D, E and F – are to be staged, one on each day from Monday to Saturday urday.. The staging of these plays has to follow the following pattern : i) A must be staged a day before E. ii) C must not be staged on T uesday Tuesday uesday.. iii) B must be staged on the day following the day on which F is staged. iv) D must be staged on Friday only and should not be immediately preceded by B. v) E must not be staged on the last day of the schedule. Now Now,, which play immediately follows B ? 1) C 2) D 3) E 4) A A coin is flipped four times with one of the following results in terms of occurrence of head (H) or tail (T) : a) HTTH b) TTTT c) HHHH d) HHTH Based on the above information what would be the probability of (H) occuring on the fifth flip ? 1) 100 % 2) 50% 3) 25 % 4) 0% In one minute, 3/7 of a bucket is filled. The rest of the bucket can be filled in 1) 7/3 minutes 2) 21 minutes 3) 4/3 minutes 4) 2 minutes A child was born on August 18, 1978. It was Tuesday uesday.. What day will be his birthday in the year 1986 ? 1) Monday 2) Thursday 3) Saturday 4) None of the above If V enus is brighter than Mercury Venus Mercury,, Mercury is not brighter than Jupiter Jupiter,, Jupiter is brighter than V enus but not brighter than Pluto, then Venus which of these is the brightest? 1) Jupiter 2) Mercury 3) Venus 4) Pluto 3 2 If X = – 3, then X – 3X – 2X – 1 is equal to 1) – 1 2) 5 3) 10 4) –15 Which of the following lakes is the deepest? 1) Baikal 2) Mansarovar 3) Superior 4) Victoria Which of the following pairs of states experienced the highest rate of population growth (4.97) and the lowest (0.90) respectively respectively,, during 1991 – 2001 in India ? A.P.P.S.C. GROUP - 1............................................................................................................................................. PREVIOUS PAPERS 3 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 1) Tamil Nadu and Nagaland 2) Nagaland and Manipur 3) Kerala and Nagaland 4) Nagaland and Kerala Which of the following pairs is W rongly Wrongly matched ? 1) Bushmen – Australia 2) Gaucho – Argentina 3) Maoris – New Zealand 4) Zambos – South Africa Identify the odd one : 1) Jhoom 2) Bewar 3) Masha 4) Bera Which of the following countries does not produce pepper ? 1) Malaysia 2) Singapore 3) India 4) Indonesia What is the old name of Iraq ? 1) Mesopotamia 2) Persia 3) Turkmenistan 4) Alexandria Mount Everest is located in the 1) Middle Himalayas 2) Outer Himalayas 3) Central Himalayas 4) Lesser Himalayas Which of the following is not a tributary of the river Narmada ? 1) Dudhi 2) Purna 3) Banjar 4) Hiran Which of the following National Highways runs between Pune and V ijayawada via Vijayawada Sholapur and Hyderabad ? 1) NH – 6 2) NH – 7 3) NH – 8 4) NH – 9 In all, how many international airports are there in India ? 1) 16 2) 14 3) 18 4) 12 Which of the following states is not a habitat of the Kuki tribe in India ? 1) Manipur 2) Assam 3) Nagaland 4) Arunachal Pradesh Which of the following cities experiences sunlight for the longest period during summer ? 1) Mumbai 2) Srinagar 3) Chennai 4) Calcutta Which of the following countries are separated by the 49th Parallel ? 1) France and Germany 2) USA and Mexico 3) USA and Canada 4) USSR and China India leads in the production of 1) meat 2) pork 3) butter and ghee 4) cheese After Anantapur district, which is the next largest district in Andhra Pradesh, areawise? 1) Krishna 2) Guntur 3) Mahaboobnagar 4) Prakasam Which of the following pairs is wrongly matched ? 1) National 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. – Indian National Planning Congress Committee 2) People's Plan – M. N. Roy 3) Gandhian Plan – Sriman Narayan 4) Bombay Plan – Rajaji What is mea nt by 'Bank Rate' ? meant 1) The rate at which commercial banks lend 2) The rate at which commercial banks accept deposits 3) The rate at which the Reserve Bank lends to the commercial banks 4) None of the above For the T enth Five Y ear Plan period, states have Tenth Year been grouped into A, B, C and D for financing of States' plan investments. In which group is the state of Andhra Pradesh included ? 1) A 2) B 3) C 4) D What was the sex ratio of Andhra Pradesh during 1991 – 2001 ? 1) 983 2) 933 3) 960 4) 978 Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Ltd. (ICICI) was the second all-India special industrial financial institution to be set up in the country in 1955. Which was the first ? 1) Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) 2) Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) 3) Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) 4) National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. (NSIC) Gems and jewellery constituted the highest share in India's exports during 2002 – 2003. Which of the following comes next during the said period ? 1) Engineering goods 2) Chemicals and related products 3) Ready-,made garments 4) Crude oil and petroleum products India's FOREX reserves crossed a historic high, standing at $ 110.48 billion as on December 19, 2003. How low were our FOREX reserves in the first half of 1991 ? 1) $ 40 billion 2) $ 12 billion 3) $ 8.4 billion 4) $ 1.2 billion As per the W orld W ater Development Report, World Water what is India' s rank in water quality among the list of 122 countries ? 1) 74 2) 120 3) 96 4) 14 A.P.P.S.C. GROUP - 1............................................................................................................................................. PREVIOUS PAPERS 4 54. Which of the following states does not come under the jurisdiction of the Guwahati High Court ? 1) Assam 2) Tripura 3) Manipur 4) Sikkim 55. As per the Indian Constitution, in the Union Council of Ministers. 1) All the Ministers are equal 2) Cabinet Ministers are superior to other Ministers. 3) Deputy Ministers are superior to Ministers of State, but lower than Cabinet Ministers in rank 4) Ministers without portfolios are the lowest in rank in the Council of Ministers. 56. How many times has Governor's rule been clamped in Andhra Pradesh so far ? 1) Four times 2) Five times 3) Three times 4) Twice 57. Including the two nominated members from the Anglo-Indian community community,, What is the total membership of the Lok Sabha at present ? 1) 542 2) 543 3) 544 4) 545 58. Which of the following famous cases, which came before the Supreme Court of India, is not related to the Right to Property ? 1) A. K. Gopalan us. the State of Kerala 2) Golaknath Case 3) Kesavananda Bharati Case 4) Minerva Mills Case 59. Which of the following states does not have a Legislative Council ? 1) Maharashtra 2) Rajasthan 3) Karnataka 4) Kerala 60. If the President of India wishes to resign from the post, to whom does he submit his letter of resignation ? 1) The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 2) The Prime Minister 3) The Vice-President 4) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha 61. Qutub-ud-Din Aibak, the founder of the Slave Dynasty in India was originally a slave of 1) Mahmud Ghazni 2) Shams-ud-Din Iltutmish 3) Mohammad Ghori 4) Ghyas-ud-Din Balban 62. As per the historic Uttaramerur Inscription, during whose period did village governments flourish in South India ? 1) The Pandyas 2) The Pallavas 3) The Cheras 4) The Cholas 63. Who was the founder of the Radhaswami Satsang, a sect born out of Sikkim in 1851? 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 1) Dayal Das 2) Shiv Dayal Khatri 3) Ramtanu Lahiri 4) Baba Balak Singh The British Governor - General, who defeated Tipu Sultan and captured Mysore in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore W ar in 1799, was War 1) Warren Hastings 2) Lord Cornwallis 3) Lord Wellesley 4) The Marquess of Hastings Of the following newspapers published during the struggle for India's independence, which one was published in a vernacular language ? 1) Kesari 2) Mahratta 3) Bengalee 4) Anand Bazar Patrika Identify the odd one : 1) Wilson College, Bombay 2) Christian College, Madras 3) Noble College, Masulipatnam 4) Mayo College, Ajmer Who of the following historically prominent Indian national leaders started the Brahminical magazine Brahman Sevadi to defend Hinduism against the Christian missionaries during the 19th century ? 1) Raja Ramamohan Roy 2) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee 3) Debendranath Tagore 4) Vivekananda Which of the following was the most important pre-Congress nationalist organization, founded in the year 1876 by S. N. Banerji and Ananda Mohan Bose ? 1) Asiatic Society 2) Indian Association of Calcutta 3) British India Association 4) Bengal-British Indian Association Which of the following does not constitute a part of the Shad-Darshanas (i.e., six orthodox schools of ancient Hindu philosophy) ? 1) Sankhya 2) Yoga 3) Smriti 4) Nyaya The city of Harappa, where the ancient Harappan civilization flourished, is located on the banks of the river 1) Jhelum 2) Chenab 3) Indus 4) Ravi The British government conducted the first trial of the INA prisoners in the Red Fort, Delhi in November 1945. Who of the following was not in the dock at the trial ? 1) P. K. Sehgal 2) Shahnawaz Khan 3) Gurubaksh Singh Dhillon 4) Ras Behari Bose A.P.P.S.C. GROUP - 1............................................................................................................................................. PREVIOUS PAPERS 5 72. Among the several centres where Jainism flourished, which of the following developed into an important centre under V ajramuni, durVajramuni, ing the 1st and 2nd centuries A. D. ? 1) Kausali 2) Rajagriha 3) Vaisali 4) Ujjain 73. The Governor-General of India, who proposed shifting the Indian capital from Calcutta to Delhi, was 1) Lord Hardinge – II 2) Lord Curzon 3) Lord Dufferin 4) Lansdowne 74. Three states which had not acceeded to India by 15 August, 1947 were ruled by Princes, whose own religion was different from that of the majority of their subjects. Identify the odd one : 1) Junagadh 2) Kashmir 3) Bhopal 4) Hyderabad 75. Who of the following was the last king of the Qutub Shahi dynasty of Golkonda ? 1) Abdullah Qutub Shah 2) Ibrahim Qutub Shah 3) Abul Hasan Tanisha 4) Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah 76. Identify the odd one : 1) Saluva 2) Sangama 3) Tuluva 4) Vishnukundin 77. Who served as the Homo Minister in the Interim government headed by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1946 ? 1) Mohammad Ali Jinnah 2) Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel 3) Liaqat Ali Khan 4) Kamaraj Nadar 78. Under whose leadership were branches of the Home Rule Movement started in Andhra Pradesh ? 1) Konda Venkatappaiah 2) Kompelle Krishna Rao 3) Kakani Venkataratnam 4) Gadicherla Harisarvotham Rao 79. In which of the following sessions of the Indian National Congress did a T elugu man, Telugu Anandacharlu, preside, in 1891 ? 1) Nagpur Session 2) Kakinada Session 3) Meerut Session 4) Lucknow Session 80. The first Nizam of Hyderabad, who accepted Lord W ellesley' s plan of Subsidiary Alliance Wellesley' ellesley's in 1798, was 1) Osman Ali Khan 2) Nizam Ali Khan 3) Nizam - UI - Mulk 4) Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah 81. Which of the following seas is reported recently to be dying because of drying ? 1) Caspian Sea 2) Red Sea 3) Dead Sea 4) South China Sea 82. On the report of the UN Environment Programme, the Government of India has launched a study to determine the extent of responsibility of countries for the occurrence of the "Asian Brown Cloud - (ABC)". Where is the ABC formed ? 1) Over Sourth Asia 2) Over South - East Asia 3) Over India's Southern peninsula 4) Over the Central Asian region 83. The Kambalakonda Reserve Forest inA. P P.. has been declared by the Union Government a Wildlife Sanctuary Sanctuary.. Where is it located ? 1) In Visakhapatnam District 2) In Khammam District 3) In Warangal District 4) In Adilabad District 84. Which of the following is the mysterious place in the W estern Atlantic, where a large number Western of planes and ships have vanished without trace since 1945 ? 1) Bering Strait 2) Bermuda Triangle 3) Canary Palms 4) San Miguel Bay 85. The mountain range lying between the Pamir plateau and the Indus river is 1) Daulagiri 2) Nangaparbat 3) Purvanchal 4) Karakoram 86. Match the following : Grasslands Continents A. Steppes i . North America B. Prairies ii. South America C. Pampas iii. Europe and Asia D. Savanna iv iv.. Africa v. Australia A B C D 1) i ii v iv 2) v iii i ii 3) iii ii i iv 4) v iv iii ii 87. Which of the following countries has common borders with the largest number of countries? 1) Russia 2) France 3) Kenya 4) Zimbabwe 88. Which of the following planets has the Indian ama' ? name 'Y 'Yama' 1) Uranus 2) Pluto 3) Saturn 4) Neptune A.P.P.S.C. GROUP - 1............................................................................................................................................. PREVIOUS PAPERS 6 89. Arrange the following cities in decreasing order of their population : A. Bangalore B. Ahmedabad C. Kanpur D. Delhi E. Kolkata 1) EADBC 2) DECAB 3) EDABC 4) EDACB 90. Which of the following states has the Great Indian Hornbill, which is considered an endangered species, as its 'State bird' ? 1) Meghalaya 2) Arunachal Pradesh 3) Nagaland 4) Manipur 91. What is Pyrodoxin ? 1) Vitamin A 2) Vitamin C 4) Vitamin B2 3) Vitamin B6 92. With what is non-stick kitchenware coated? 1) Graphite 2) Silicon 3) Glass 4) Teflon 93. Among mosquitoes, which of the following are blood - feeders, found throughout the world ? 1) Culex and Anopheles 2) Anopheles and Aedes 3) Aedes and Culex 4) Culex, Anopheles and Aedes 94. Which of the following creatures are stone deaf ? 1) Snakes 2) Lizards 3) Parrots 4) Ants 95. The fingerprints of Siamese twins are 1) identical 2) not identical 3) identical more often 4) identical less often 96. Though their diet is higher in meat and fat and lower in fruit and vegetables, who of the following are known to be free from heart diseases like heart-attacks, unlike others in the world ? 1) Eskimos 2) Pigmies 3) Nagas 4) Tartars 97. Which of the following is contagious ? 1) Snoring 2) Gnashing 3) Yawning 4) Vomiting 98. If we make a table-fan rotate at a speed of 50rpm and place it under an electric lamp, it would appear to be 1) stationary 2) rotating slowly forwards 3) rotat...
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