GOA PSC : CBRT Question paper held on 24.09.2017 "Junior Scale Officer"


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
(c) Ramanuja
(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.
(a) 254
(b) 244
(c) 253
(d) 260

Q7 : Article _______ of the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" states that "everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression".
(a) 19
(b) 26
(c) 14
(d) 29

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
(a) 1982
(b) 1985
(c) 1975
(d) 1972

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
(a) 84
(b) 113 A
(c) 115 G
(d) 108

Q13 : By which amendment to the Indian Constitution was Fundamental Duties (Article 51 A) inserted
(a) 17th
(b) 34th
(c) 42nd
(d) 46th

Q14 : When was the Indian Citizenship Act passed?
(a) 1950
(b) 1952
(c) 1955
(d) 1956

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
(a) Thermosphere
(b) Stratosphere
(c) Troposphere
(d) Mesosphere

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
(a) 1981
(b) 1987
(c) 1982
(d) 1989

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?
(a) Vajra
(b) Varuna
(c) Yudh Abhyas
(d) Ekuverin

Q29 : Which is the capital of Australia?
(a) Sydney
(b) Perth
(c) Canberra
(d) Melbourne

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?
(a) Nigeria
(b) Somalia
(c) Pakistan
(d) Afganistan

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?
(a) Zagreb
(b) Nicosia
(c) Tallinn
(d) Akmola

Q35 : The Magna Carta was signed in
(a) 1689
(b) 1776
(c) 1215
(d) 1452

Q36 : Which of the following lakes forms an international boundary between Tanzania and Uganda?
(a) Chad
(b) Malavi
(c) Victoria
(d) Zambizi
Q37 : Which country produces the most rubber in the world?
(a) Vietnam
(b) Malaysia
(c) Thailand
(d) India

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?
(a) Beas
(b) Chenab
(c) Ravi
(d) Sutlej

Q40 : Which of the following States in India does not share a boundary with Myanmar?
(a) Arunachal Pradesh
(b) Nagaland
(c) Manipur
(d) Assam

Q41 : Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given sentence:

Stealing from the writings of others
(a) Copyright
(b) Reframing
(c) Reproducing
(d) Plagiarism

Q42 : Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given sentence:

Intense and eager enjoyment
(a) Perserverance
(b) Attempt
(c) Enthusiasm
(d) Vigour

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
(a) Theist
(b) Atheist
(c) Agnostic
(d) Cynic

Q44 : Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given sentence:
Food which agrees with ones taste
(a) Pungent
(b) Palatable
(c) Sensuous
(d) Edible

Q45 : Select the word which is most nearly similar in meaning to the word from the choices provided:
(a) Join
(b) Search
(c) Abandon
(d) Advance

Q46 Select the word which is most nearly similar in meaning to the word from the choices provided:

(a) Recent
(b) Old
(c) Permanent
(d) Hindrance

Q47 : Select the word which is most nearly opposite to the word from the choices provided:
(a) Soothing
(b) Searing
(c) Delectable
(d) Horrible

Q48 : Select the word which is most nearly opposite to the word from the choices provided:
(a) Malevolent
(b) Soft
(c) Friendly
(d) Unwise

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?
(a) Against
(b) For
(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, ___
(a) 24
(b) 28
(c) 20
(d) 27

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?
(a) 06740
(b) 06470
(c) 60476
(d) 06704

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.
(a) 1
(b) 2
(c) 3
(d) 4

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?
(a) Sister
(b) Aunt
(c) Daughter
(d) Mother

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?
(a) Fourth
(b) Second
(c) Third
(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?
(a) Son
(b) Soninlaw
(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.
(a) 16%
(b) 14%
(c) 20%
(d) 22%

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