(Download) BPSC: (PT) Exam Solved Paper Held on 17-04-2011


Bihar Public Service Commission
(PT) Exam Solved Paper : 17-04-2011

1. In which country is ‘TaklaMakan’ desert situated?
(A) Kazakhstan
(B) Turkmenistan
(C) Uzbekistan
(D) China

2. Which strait connects Red Sea and Indian Ocean?
(A) Bab-el-Mandeb
(B) Hormuz
(C) Bosporus
(D) Malacca

3. Where is ‘Ninety East Ridge’ situated?
(A) Pacific Ocean
(B) Indian Ocean
(C) Atlantic Ocean
(D) Arctic Ocean

4. Which of the following is not a capital city?
(A) Canberra
(B) Sydney
(C) Wellington
(D) Riyadh

5. The highest coal-producing country in the world is —
(A) India
(C) China
(D) Russia

6. Folding is the result of—
(A) epeirogenetic force
(B) Cariolos force
(C) orogenetic force
(D) exogenetic force

7. Amritsar and Shimla are almost on the same latitude, but their climate difference is due to—
(A) the difference in their altitudes
(B) their distance from sea
(C) snowfall in Shimla
(D) population in Amritsar

8. Coal mines in Jharkhand are located at—
(A) Jharia
(B) Jamshedpur
(C) Ranchi
(D) Lohardaga

9. Major source of oceanic salinity is—
(A) rivers
(B) land
(C) wind
(D) ash from volcanoes

10. The large States of India in the order of area are—
(A) Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
(B) Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra
(C) Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh
(D) Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan

11. Bihar is the ……… largest States of India according to Census 2001.
(A) second
(B) third
(C) fourth
(D) fifth

12. The highest wheat-producing State of India is—
(A) Haryana
(B) Punjab
(C) Bihar
(D) Uttar Pradesh

13. TISCO plant is located near—
(A) Patna
(B) Darbhanga
(C) Dhanbad
(D) Tatanagar

14. Which States in India are the largest producers of sugarcane?
(A) Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
(B) Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan
(C) Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir
(D) Punjab and Himachal Pradesh

15. Which of the following States has the largest number of people belonging to Scheduled Caste?
(A) Bihar
(B) West Bengal
(C) Uttar Pradesh
(D) Punjab

16. According to 2001 Census, what is the total population of Bihar?
(A) 8,29,98,509
(B) 7,62,10,007
(C) 9,68,78,627
(D) 8,01,76,197

17. The East Central Railway zone headquarters is located at—
(A) Patna
(B) Haripur
(C) Muzaffarpur
(D) Katihar

18. Where is Industries Commissioner Office of Bihar situated?
(A) Patna
(B) Gaya
(C) Hajipur
(D) Muzaffarpur

19. North Bihar is famous for—
(A) agricultural prosperity
(B) heavy industries
(C) flood
(D) famine

20. Which one is not located on National Highway-2 (NH-2)?
(A) Aurangabad
(B) Sasaram
(C) Mohania
(D) Patna

21. Congress passed the ‘Swaraj resolution in the year 1905. The purpose of the following was—
(A) right to make constitution for themselves but it was not done
(B) to secure self-rule
(C) responsible government
(D) self-government

22. The Provincial Governments were constituted under the Act of—
(A) 1935
(B) 1932
(C) 1936
(D) 1947

23. The India Constitution comprises of—
(A) 395 Articles, 22 Parts and 12 Schedules
(B) 371 Articles, 21 Parts and 11 Schedules
(C) 372 Articles, 20 Parts and 7 Schedules
(D) 381 Articles, 23 Parts and 8 Schedules

24. The Rajya Sabha consist of —
(A) 280 members of which 20 members are nominated by the President of India.
(B) 275 members of which 18 members are nominated by the President of India.
(C) 250members ofwhich 12members are nominated by the President of India.
(D) 252 members of which 12 members are nominated by the President of India.

25. January 26 was selected as the date for the inauguration of the Constitution, because—
(A) the Congress had observed it as the Independence Day in 1930
(B) on that day the Quit India Movement was started in 1942
(C) it was considered to be an auspicious day
(D) None of the above

26. The Public Accounts Committee submits its report to—
(A) the Comptroller and Auditor General
(B) the Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(C) the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs
(D) the President of India

27. Of the following statements, which one is not correct?
(A) The Rajya Sabha is powerless in money matter
(B) Money Bills originate in the Rajya Sabha
(C) The Rajya Sabha has to pass Bills within 14 days after they are passed by the Lok Sabha
(D) The Rajya Sabhamay pass or return the Money Bill with some recommendations to the Lok Sabha

28. Which of the following rights conferred by the Constitution of India is also available to non-citizens?
(A) Right to constitutional remedies
(B) Freedom to speech
(C) Freedom to move and settle in any part of the country
(D) Freedom to acquire property

29. Who is the head of the National Defence Committee?
(A) Home Minister
(B) Prime Minister
(C) President
(D) Vice-President

30. ‘National Emergency’ may be declared by the President of India in line with—
(A) Article 352
(B) Article 370
(C) Article 371
(D) Article 395

31. Of the following statements, which one is not correct?
(A) Supreme Court was constituted in 1950.
(B) Supreme Court is the highest court of appeal in the country
(C) Supreme Court can hear from any High Court / Tribunals except from Court-martial
(D) Supreme Court can hear from any High Court / Tribunals as well as from Court-martial

32. Who is the constitutional head of the State Governments?
(A) Chief Minister
(B) Governor
(C) Speaker
(D) High Court Judge

33. Commercial sources of energy purely consist of—
(A) power, coal, oil, gas, hydroelectricity and uranium
(B) coal, oil, firewood, vegetable waste and agricultural waste
(C) power, coal, animal dung and firewood
(D) coal, gas, oil and firewood

34. In India per capita consumption of energy in 1994 was—
(A) 300 kg of oil equivalent
(B) 360 kg of oil equivalent
(C) 243 kg of oil equivalent
(D) 343 kg of oil equivalent

35. When did the first oil crisis / energy crisis occur in India?
(A) During 1950’s and 1960’s
(B) During 1930’s and 1940’s
(C) During 1990’s and 2000’s
(D) During 1970’s and 1980’s

36. Consider the following reasons for financial sickness of State Electricity Board (SEBs) in India:
I. Sale of power to agricultural and domestic consumers below the cost of production.
II. Transmission and distribution losses are very high.
III. Lack of commercial autonomy for SEBs.
IV. State Government have implemented social subsidy policies through SEBs.
Which is the above are correct?
(A) I, II and III
(B) I, II, III and IV
(C) I, III and IV
(D) II, III and IV

37. Which type of economy does India have?
(A) Socialist
(B) Gandhian
(C) Mixed
(D) Free

38. When was ‘Speed Post Service’ launched by the Indian Postal Department as competition to the ‘Courier Service’?
(A) 1988
(B) 1987
(C) 1989
(D) 1986

39. We witnessed the first telephones in India is which year?
(A) 1951
(B) 1981
(C) 1851
(D) 1881-82

40. Consider the following problems being faced by the Indian Coal Industry?
I. Poor quality of coal and bottleneck in the coal movement.
II. Low utilisation capacity of washeries.
III. Growing dependence of the import of coking coal.
IV. Administered prices.
Which of the above are correct?
(A) II, III and IV
(B) I, II, III and IV
(C) I, III and IV
(D) I, II and III

41. Name of committee which was set by the NDC in 1957 for the reorganisation of CDP and NES, which suggested a three tier system of rural local government—
(A) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee
(B) Ashok Mehta Committee
(C) Maharashtra Committee on Democratic decentralisation
(D) Rural-Urban Relationship Committee

42. Ashok Mehta committee recommended—
(A) three-tier government of Panchayati Raj
(B) tow-tier government of Panchayati Raj
(C) single-tier government of Panchayati Raj
(D) multiple-tier government of Panchayati Raj

43. Consider the following about the ‘Rolling Plan’:
I. A plan for the current year which includes the annual budget.
II. A plan for the mixed number of year, say 3, 4 or 5.
III. It is revised every year as per requirements of the economy.
IV. A perspective plan for 10, 35 or 20 years.
Which of the above are correct?
(A) I and II
(B) I and III
(C) II and III
(D) I, II, III and IV

44. In which year was the ‘Planning Commission’ set up in India?
(A) 1950
(B) 1947
(C) 1948
(D) 1951

45. Patna International Airport is directly connected with—
(A) Kathmandu (Nepal), New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, Varanasi and Ranchi
(B) Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Dhaka
(C) Islamabad, Dhaka and Bengaluru
(D) Washington, Dhaka and Chennai

46. In Bihar, air services are provided by
(A) only Indian Airlines
(B) only Sahara Airlines
(C) only Royal Nepal Airlines
(D) Indian Airlines, Sahara Airlines and Royal Nepal Airlines

47. For Bihar, in 1993-94, the Planning Commission estimated that percentage of below poverty line (BPL) was—
(A) 55
(B) 65
(C) 45
(D) 35

48. In Bihar, though ‘Zamindari’ was statutorily abolished in 1952, the social base of land control remained in the grip of—
(A) Middle Caste Hindus
(B) Scheduled Caste Hindus
(C) Dominant Caste Hindus
(D) Scheduled Tribe Hindus

49. Bihar State (before separation) had how many ‘Industrial Area Development Authorities’?
(A) Six, viz., Adityapur, Bokaro, Darbhanga,Muzaffarpur, Patna and Ranchi
(B) Five, viz., Adityapur, Bokaro, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna
(C) Seven, viz., Adityapur, Bokaro, Patna, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Ranchi and Bhojpur
(D) Four, viz., Adityapur, Muzaffarpur, Bhojpur and Khagaria

50. In Bihar, name the scheme which aims at building up infrastructural facilities of high standard required for establishment of ‘Export-oriented Units’—
(A) Integrated Infrastructural Development (IID)
(B) Export Promotion Industrial Park (EPIP)
(C) Concept of Build-Operate Transfer (BOT)
(D) Software/Hardware Technology Park (STP/HTP)