GOA PSC : CBRT Question paper held on 24.09.2017
"Junior Scale Officer"
Q1 : Who among the following Vijayanagar rulers is considered to be the greatest patron of literature?
(a) Devaraya I
(b) Rana Raja
(c) Devaraya II
(d) Krishnadeva Raya
Q2 : The revival of Vedas is attributed to
(a) Swami Vivekananda
(b) Swami Dayananda
(d) Ram Krishna Paramhansa
Q3 : Jhansi was annexed to the British Indian territory in 1854 under the
(a) Subsidiary Alliance
(b) Mutual agreement
(c) Passage of separate character
(d) Doctrine of lapse
Q4 : Who among the following pioneered the movement leading to the widow remarriage act?
(a) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(b) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
(c) Swami Vivekananda
(d) Ram Krishna Paramhansa
Q5 : Simon Commission Report was published during the
(a) Civil Disobedience Movement
(b) Non Cooperation Movement
(c) Swadeshi Movement
(d) Quit India Movement
Q6 : Article __________ of the Indian Constitution deals with the legislation for giving effect to international agreements.
Q7 : Article _______ of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" states that "everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression".
Q8 : The plan to transfer of Power to the Indians and partition of the country was laid down in the _________.
(a) Cabinet Mission Plan
(b) Simon Commission
(c) Cripps Mission
(d) Mountbatten Plan
Q9 : The first statute for the governance of India under the direct rule of the British Government was the
(a) Government of India Act, 1858
(b) Government of India Act, 1861
(c) Government of India Act, 1892
(d) Government of India Act, 1915
Q10 : The Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment was adopted by the UN General Assembly in
Q11 : Which of the following is associated with Panchayat Raj?
(a) Shah Commission
(b) Nanavati Commission
(c) Balwant Rai Committee
(d) Liberhan Commission
Q12 : In terms of the Goa Panchayat Raj Act, 1994 and rules, the section that deals with the duties, powers and responsibilities of Panchayat Secretary is
(b) 113 A
(c) 115 G
Q13 : By which amendment to the Indian Constitution was Fundamental Duties (Article 51 A) inserted
Q14 : When was the Indian Citizenship Act passed?
Q15 : The office of the District Collector was created by
(a) Robert Clive
(b) Lord Cornwallis
(c) Lord Warren Hastings
(d) Lord Wellesley
Q16 : The rise in sea level is due to
(a) Melting of Glaciers and ice sheets
(b) Oceans expand as they get warmer
(c) Both (A) and (B)
(d) None of the above
Q17 : Ozone layer is found in
Q18 : The power to declare an area as a sanctuary or national park of Central Government in Wildlife (Protection) Act is under
(a) Section 38
(b) Section 39
(c) Section 18
(d) Section 27
Q19 : Noise Pollution has been inserted as pollution in the Air Act in the year
Q20 : Clean Development Mechanisms are defined by
(a) G8 Climate Change Round Table
(b) European Climate Change Program
(c) Nairobi Convention
(d) Kyoto Protocol
Q21 :Innovation is defined as
(a) The Commercialisation of a new product or process
(b) The invention of a new product or process
(c) A new product or process idea
(d) The implementation of a new product method
Q22 : The typical time spent by a startup in an accelerator is
(a) 1 to 2 years
(b) 3 to 6 months
(c) 2 to 4 years
(d) None of the above
Q23 : Who developed Yahoo?
(a) Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson
(b) David Filo and Jerry Yang
(c) Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn
(d) Steve Case and Jeff Bezos
Q24 : Paytm was incubated at
(a) 91 Springboad
(b) One 97 Communications
(c) CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad
(d) SINE, IIT Bombay
Q25 : The "National Innovation Foundation India" is an autonomous body of
(a) Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
(b) Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
(c) The National Innovation Council
(d) Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
Q26 : India has signed an MOU with Nepal recently for the construction of a new bridge over which river?
(a) Kankai River
(b) Mechi River
(c) Tamur River
(d) Arun River
Q27 : Who is the Vice Chairman of NITIAyog?
(a) Amitabh Kant
(b) Dr. Rajiv Kumar
(c) Arvind Panagariya
(d) Arvind Subramaniam
Q28 : What is the name of India US joint defence exercise being held in September, 2017?
(c) Yudh Abhyas
Q29 : Which is the capital of Australia?
Q30 : The Reserve Bank of India has made linking of Aadhar compulsory for farmers to avail short term crop loans in 201718 under the
(a) Interest Subvention Scheme
(b) Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY)
(c) Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)
(d) Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Program (AIBP)
Q31 : Which of the following countries was recently declared as Polio free by WHO?
Q32 : The Brexit Secretary for Britan is
(a) Gordon Brown
(b) Tony Atkins
(c) David Davis
(d) Boris Johnson
Q33 : Who is Italy's current President?
(a) Silvio Berlusconi
(b) Sergio Mattarella
(c) Beppe Grillo
(d) Antonio Capri
Q34 : Which is the capital of Cyprus?
Q35 : The Magna Carta was signed in
Q36 : Which of the following lakes forms an international boundary between Tanzania and Uganda?
Q37 : Which country produces the most rubber in the world?
Q38 : Why does the Government of India promote the use of "Neemcoated Urea" in agriculture?
(a) Release of neem oil in the soil increases nitrogen fixation by the soil microorganisms
(b) Neem coating slows down the rate of dissolution of urea in the soil
(c) Nitrous Oxide which is a green house gas, is not at all released into the atmosphere by crop fields
(d) It is a combination of weedicide and a fertiliser for particular crops
Q39 : Which of the following rivers does not originate in India?
Q40 : Which of the following States in India does not share a boundary with Myanmar?
(a) Arunachal Pradesh
Q41 : Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given sentence:
Stealing from the writings of others
Q42 : Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given sentence:
Intense and eager enjoyment
Q43 : Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given sentence:
A person not sure of the existence of God
Q44 : Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given sentence:
Food which agrees with ones taste
Q45 : Select the word which is most nearly similar in meaning to the word from the choices provided:
Q46 Select the word which is most nearly similar in meaning to the word from the choices provided:
Q47 : Select the word which is most nearly opposite to the word from the choices provided:
Q48 : Select the word which is most nearly opposite to the word from the choices provided:
Q49 : TRAI will eventually take a call on whether India has to change its approach to internet regulation. But isn't the internet perfect the way it is? Apparently not. At least that is what telecom companies believe. After spending billions of dollars in setting up infrastructure and bringing themselves under regulatory scrutiny, telecom companies cannot bear the fact that numerous applications ride on their networks for free. Some of the apps have millions of subscribers and command valuations of billions of dollars.
Based on the above text what is the author's view on Net Neutrality?
(c) Neither for nor against
(d) Insufficient text to determine author's view
Q50 : Many nations now place their faith in capitalism and Governments choose it as a strategy to create wealth for their people. The spectacular growth seen in Brazil, India and China after the liberalisation of their economies is proof of its enormous potential and success. However, the global banking crisis and the economic recession have left many bewildered. The debates tend to focus on free market operations and forces, their efficiency and their ability for self correction. Issues of Justice, Integrity and Honesty are rarely elaborated to highlight the failure of the global banking system. The apologists of the system continue to justify the success of capitalism and argue that the recent crisis was a blip. Their arguments betray an ideological bias with the assumptions that an unregulated market is fair and competent and that the exercise of private greed will be in the larger public interest.
Based on the above text the apologists of the free market system believe in
(a) Market without control by Government Authorities
(b) Market without protection by Government
(c) Ability of the market to self correct
(d) Market for free goods and services
Q51 : In the following series fill in the blank with a suitable option
77, 59, 55, 35, 25, ___
Q52 : If in a code language letters of the word "CAMEL" are coded as "25106" and the word "TIRE" is coded as "4780", how will the letters of the word "ELITE" be coded in that language?
Q53 : From the word "LAPAROSCOPY", how many independent meaningful english words can be made without changing the order of the letters and using each letter only once.
Q54 : A train travelling at a speed of 90 kmph crosses a pole in 10 seconds. The length of the train is
(a) 250 m
(b) 150 m
(c) 900 m
(d) 100 m
Q55 : Pointing towards a girl, Ramu says "This girl is the daughter of the only child of my father". What is the relation of Ramu's wife with the girl?
Q56 : Sunita is taller than Seema and Renu. Renu is shorter than Radha and Gauri. Bina is taller than Radha and shorter than Sunita. Sunita is not the tallest and Renu is not the shortest. What is the position of Radha from the shorter end?
(d) Insufficient data
Q57 : In a family there are seven persons comprising two married couples. T is the son of M and the grandson of K. M is a widower. M and R are brothers and W is the daughterinlaw of J, who is the mother of R and the grandmother of D. How is D related to M?
(c) Nephew or Niece
(d) Brother or Sister
Q58 : In an examination 56% students fail in English and 48% students fail in Science. If 18% fail in both, English and Science, then find the percentage of students who have been successful in both subjects.
Q59 : If "NEUROTIC" can be written as "TICRONEU", how will "PSYCHOTIC" be written?
Q60 : Two buses start from opposite points of a main road, 150 kms apart. The first bus runs for 25 kms and takes a right turn and then runs for 15 kms. It then turns left and runs for another 25 kms and takes the direction back to reach the main road. In the mean time due to a minor break down the other bus has run only 35 kms along the main road. What would be the distance between the two buses at this point?
(a) 65 kms
(b) 80 kms
(c) 75 kms
(d) 85 kms
Courtesy: GOA PSC