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Question Paper for Himachal HAS Prelims 2013 2014

1. What was the exact constitutional status of the Indian Republic on 26th January 1950?

(A) a Democratic Republic
(B) a Sovereign Democratic Republic
(C) a Sovereign Secular Democratic Republic
(D) a Sovereign Sop_ialist Sec-u4ar Democratic Republic

2. Who among the following former Presidents contested the election to the office of the President of India without resigning from the office of vice-President of India?

1. Dr. Zakir Husain
2. V.V. Giri
3. R. Venkataraman
4. Dr. S.D. Sharma

Select the correct answer from the codes given below

(A) (1), (3) and (4)
(B) (2), (3) and (4)
(C) (1), (2) and (3)
(D) (1) and (3)

3. Which of the following are the ways of acquiring citizenship of India ?

1. Birth
2. Descent/
3. Incorporational of Territory
4. Naturalization

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(A) (1) only
(B) (1) and (2)
(C) (1), (2) and (4)
(D) (1), (2), (3) and (4)

4. The Right to Freedom under Article 19 of the Constitution of India may be suspended by the President of India?

(A) under Article 360
(B) under Article 356
(C) under Article 352
(D) at any time he so desires

5. Disagreement between the two Houses of Parliament on the following bills can be resolved by the Houses in a joint sitting?

1. An Ordinary Bill
2. Money Bill
3. Constitutional Amendment Bill
4. Private Member Bill

Select the correct answer from the codes given below

(A) (1) and (3)
(B) (1), (3) and (4)
(C) (1), (2) and (3)
(D) (1) and (4)

6. Which of the following union territories do not have any representative in the Rajya Sabha?

1. Delhi
2. Chandigarh
3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
4. Lakshadweep

Select the correct answer from the codes given below

(A) (4) only
(B) (3) and (4) only
(C) (2), (3) and (4)
(D) (1), (3) and (4)

7. Which of the following languages have been declared by the Constitution to be the languages for conducting business in Parliament?

(A) English
(B) Hindi
(C) English and Hindi
(D) English, Hindi and mother tongue

8. Which among the following committees was the first to demand constitutional recognition for Panchayats?

(A) B'alwantrai Mehta Committee
(B) Ashok Mehta Committee
(C) G.V.K. Rao Committee.
(D) L.M. Singhvi Committee

9. In which of the following states have the Panchayati Raj institutions been set up inconformity with the traditions and customs of the local people?

1. Assam
2. Goa
3. Nagaland
4. Arunachal Pradesh

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

(A) (1) and (3)
(B) (1) and (4)
(C) (3) and (4)
(D) (1), (3) and (4)

10. Which one of the following models/theories views public policy as a continuation of previous government activities with some modifications?

(A) Rational Model
(B) Incremental Model
(C) Group Theory
(D) Game Theory

11. The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) was set up in

(A) 2006
(B) 2008
(C) 2010
(D) 2012

12. What were the main findings of the N.N. Vohra Committee?

(A) International Security Threat
(B) Electoral Malpractices
(C) Politicization of Bureaucracy
(D) Nexus between Politicians, Bureaucrats and Criminals

13. NABARD came in to existence in the year:

(A) 1980
(B) 1982
(C) 1984
(D) 1988

14. Who is the Chairman of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) at present?

(A) Abhijit Sen
(B) Arjun Sengupta
(C) Ashok Gulati
(D) G. K. Chaddha

15. The Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) was adopted in the year:

(A) 1991
(B) 1995
(C) 1997
(D) 2002

16. What is India’s Global Position out of 187 countries as per UNDP’s Human Development Report, 2011?

(A) 119
(B) 134
(C) 143
(D) 137

17. Which one of the following is correct measure of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)?

(A) No. of infant deaths during a year ×1000 / No. of live births during year
(B) No. of infant deaths during a year ×1000 / Total No. of births during the year
(C) No. of infant deaths during a year ×1000 / Mid - year population of infants
(D) No. of infant deaths during a year ×1000 / No. of still births during the year

18. What was the average annual growth rate of Agricultural and Allied Sector in India during 11th five year plan?

(A) 3
(B) 3.6
(C) 4.2
(D) 2.8

19. "There is enough for everybody need but not enough for everybody's greed." Who said it?

(A) Nelson Mandela
(B) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(C) M. K. Gandhi
(D) Rabindranath Tagore

20. The Khadi and Village Industries Commission was established during which of the Five Year Plans?

(A) 4th
(B) 2nd
(C) 3rd
(D) 6th

21. Which of the statements given below is/arecorrect?

(i) Bihar has the highest decadal (2001-2011)growth rate of population, while Kerala has the lowest.
(ii) The best performing state in terms of growth rate during 2011-12 in Bihar

(A) Only (i)
(B) Only (ii)
(C) Both (i) and (ii)
(D) Neither (i) nor (ii)

22. Which one of the following is taken as the Base Year for estimating GDP at constant prices in India during 2012-13?

(A) 1993-94
(B) 1999-2000
(C) 2004-05
(D) 2009-10

23. Which Indian State has the lowest death rate according to census 2011?

(A) Orissa
(B) Kerala
(C) West Bengal
(D) Himachal Pradesh

24. In a national park protection is provided to:

(A) Entire ecosystem
(B) Flora and Fauna
(C) Fauna only
(D) Flora only

25. Soil erosion can be prevented by:

(A) Deforestation
(B) Forestation
(C) Overgrazing
(D) Vegetation removal

26. Climatology is the science of:

(A) Edaphic factors
(B) Topographic factors
(C) Climatic factors
(D) Biotic factors

27. Ultimate source of energy for living being is:

(A) Carbohydrates
(B) Fats
(C) Sunlight

28. ‘Jhum’ is a term used for:

(A) Terrace farming
(B) Tribal farming
(C) Shifting farming
(D) Farming on a slope

29. The working principle of a washing machine is:

(A) Centrifugation
(B) Dialysis
(C) Reverse osmosis
(D) Diffusion

30. An air bubble in water will act like a:

(A) Convex mirror
(B) Convex lens
(C) Concave mirror
(D) Concave lens

31. Diffusion of light in the atmosphere takes place due to:

(A) Carbon dioxide
(B) Dust particles
(C) Helium
(D) Water vapours

32. The characteristic odour of garlic is due to

(A) A chloro compound
(B) A sulphur compound
(C) Acetic acid
(D) A fluorine compound

33. Which one of the following is an active component of clove oil?

(A) Menthol
(B) Eugenol
(C) Methanol
(D) Benzaldehyde

34. Which one of the following is not an essential micronutrient for plants?

(A) Boron
(B) Zinc
(C) Sodium
(D) Copper

35. Fat present below the skin surface in our body, acts as a barrier against

(A) loss of heat from our body
(B) loss of essential body fluids
(C) loss of salts from the body
(D) entry of harmful micro organisms from theenvironment

36. When ants bite, they inject

(A) Glacial acetic acid
(B) Methanol
(C) Formic acid
(D) Stearic acid

37. The "Stones" formed in human kidney consist mostly of

(A) Calcium oxalate
(B) Sodium acetate
(C) Magnesium sulphate
(D) Calcium alone

38. Cryogenic engines find applications in :

(A) Submarine propulsion
(B) Frost-free refrigerators
(C) Rocket technology
(D) Researches in super conductivity

39. In eye donation, which one of the following parts of donor's eye is utilized?

(A) Iris
(B) Lens
(C) Cornea
(D) Retina

40. The major component of honey is

(A) Glucose
(B) Sucrose
(C) Maltose
(D) Fructose

41. Arteries supplying blood to the heart are called:

(A) Carotid arteries
(B) Hepatic arteries
(C) Coronary arteries
(D) Pulmonary arteries

42. What is the average fat content of "Buffalo milk"?

(A) 7.2%
(B) 4.2%
(C) 9.0%
(D) 10.0%

43. Which one of the following fuels causes minimum environmental pollution?

(A) Diesel
(B) Coal
(C) Hydrogen
(D) Kerosene

44. Standard 18-carat gold sold in the market -contains:

(A) 82 parts gold and 18 parts other metals
(B) 18 parts gold and 82 parts other metals
(C) 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metals
(D) 9 parts gold and 15 parts other metals

45. Which one of the following types of glasses can cut-off ultraviolet rays?

(A) Soda- glass
(B) Pyrex glass
(C) Jena glass
(D) Croobes glass

46. On the bank of which river is Nadaun town of Hamirpur District?

(A) Satluj
(B) Ravi
(C) Beas
(D) Uhal

47. Which mountain pass connects Spiti to Ladakh?

(A) Kangla
(B) Shipki
(C) Rohtang
(D) Manirang

48. Which of the following is not in the vicinity of Kullu?

(A) Sultanpur Palace
(B) Bijli Mahadev
(C) Devatibba
(D) Kalatope

49. In which town is Panchvaktra temple?

(A) Chamba
(B) Mandi
(C) Hamirpur
(D) Una

50. Which lake at Rewalsar is known for floating island?

(A) Kuntbhyog
(B) Parashar
(C) Kalasar
(D) Sukhsar

51. Identify the correct chronological order in which the following Europeans travelled in Punjab and Shimla Hill states?

Select the correct answer from the codes given below

(i) Vigne
(ii) Moorcraft
(iv)Thomas Coryat

(A) (iv), (iii), (ii), (i)
(B) (i), (iii), (ii), (iv)
(C) (ii), (i), I (iii), (iv)
(D) (iv), (i), (ii), (iii)

52. Which action of Raja Sansar Chand prompted the hill chiefs to invite Gurkhas to invade Kangra?

(A) his failure to retrieve Kangra fort
(B) his attack on Kahlur state and capture some territory
(C) his alliance with Sikh Chief Jassa Singh Ramgarhia
(D) his defeat at the hands of Sikh Chief Jai Singh of Kanhaiya Misl

53. Which of the following is believed to be the oldest among the Shimla Hill states?

(A) Jubbal
(B) Keonthal
(C) Bushah
(D) Baghat

54. Who negotiated the arrangement between the states of Kashmir and Chamba by which the latter became independent of the former?

(A) Col. Lawrence
(B) George Russel
(C) David Ochterlony
(D) Captain G. Birch

55. Raja of which state was treated by the wife of Dara Shikoh as her son?

(A) Kangra
(B) Sirmaur
(C) Nurpur
(D) Guler

56. When did the consultative body of rulers of princely states known as Narendra Mandal came into existence?

(A) 1911
(B) 1921
(C) 1931
(D) 1941

57. With which district of Himachal Pradesh in Kayang folk dance mainly associated?

(A) Una
(B) Solan
(C) Sirmaur
(D) Kinnaur

58. With which of the following is NGO named Vishakha associated?

(A) Dalits
(B) Women
(C) Physically challenged
(D) Senior citizens

59. When was a Sanad granted to the Raja of Bilaspur by the British government confirming possession on the right bank of Satluj?

(A) February, 1846
(B) March, 1846
(C) October, 1847
(D) April, 1848

60. Court poet of which princely state of Shimla Hills is the author of Shashi Vansh Vinod?

(A) Jubbal
(B) Nurpur
(C) Guler
(D) Bilaspur

61. Who was the first person to vote in the First General Elections in India in 1951-52?

(A) Shyam Sharan Negi of Kalpa
(B) Satya Dev Bushehri of Rohru
(C) Bhagmal Santha of Jubbal
(D) Anand Chand of Bilaspur

62. In which year did the publication of Hindi daily Divya Himachal begin?

(A) 1997
(B) 2002
(C) 2005
(D) 2007

63. Which tehsil of Mahasu district was carved out to form Kinnaur district?

(A) Rohru
(B) Chini
(C) Kotkhai
(D) Rampur

64. According to Annual Status Education Report (ASER) 2012-13 what percentage of class V students of Himachal Pradesh Government and private schools can read only class II text ?

(A) 44.6
(B) 57.7
(C) 72.8
(D) 83.2

65. Who led the famous Mandi conspiracy of 1914-15?

(A) Swami Krishna Nand
(B) Pandit Gauri Prasad
(C) Shobha Ram
(D) Mian Jawahar Singh

66. Which day is observed as Anti- Leprosy Day?

(A) October 02
(B) November 14
(C) January 30
(D) October 31

67. After which American scientist is ‘h-index’named?

(A) Jorge E. Hirsch
(B) Frederick Swinger
(C) Linus Pauling
(D) Percy Julian

68. Which lake is jointly owned by China and India?

(A) Tsomoriri
(B) Tsokar
(C) Pongong Tso
(D) Thanka

69. Who is George Alexander Louis?

(A) a French novelist
(B) an American film star
(C) third in line as heir to the British throne
(D) a German football player

70. In which field did Frederick Sainger win Nobel prize twice?

(A) Literature
(B) Economics
(C) Chemistry
(D) Peace

71. When was telegraph service closed in India?

(A) July, 2013
(B) September, 2012
(C) October, 2011
(D) November, 2010

72. Who is Shinto Abe?

(A) Prime Minister of Israel
(B) Dissident artist of China
(C) Chess player of Korea
(D) Prime Minister of Japan

73. With which game/sport is Deepika Kumari associated?

(A) Wrestling
(B) Archery
(C) Badminton
(D) Boxing

74. What is the name of the Pakistani bus that plies between Lahore and Delhi?

(A) Sada-e-Sarhad
(B) Samjhauta
(C) Karvan-e-Aman
(D) Dosti

75. For which work did Mridula Garg get the 2013 Sahitya Academy Award?

(A) Miljulman
(B) Uske Hisse Ki Dhoop
(C) Chitkobra
(D) Kathgulab

76. According to Transparency International which are the most honest countries -In the world in 2012-13?

(A) France and Belgium
(B) Holland and Australia
(C) New Zealand and Denmark
(D) Swaden and Germany

77. Who was crowned as Miss World in 2013 beauty contest?

(A) Marialin of France
(B) Navaneet Kaur of India
(C) Oaklin of Ghana
(D) Megan Young of Philippines

78. In which of the following year the Asiatic Society of Bengal was established?

(A) 1757
(B) 1784
(C) 1835
(D) 1857

79. Which of the following is represented by the Harappan Civilization?

(A) Second urbanisation
(B) Third urbanization
(C) First urbanisation
(D) Fourth urbanisation

80. Which of the following rivers is called 'Nadittam' in the Rigveda?

(A) Jhelum
(B) Ravi
(C) Beas
(D) Saraswati

81. The officer who enjoyed authority over a large pasture ground was known as during Rigvedic period?

(A) Gramini
(B) Vrajapati
(C) Kubqpas
(D) Senani

82. Match names of List I with that of List II and select the correct answer from the codes given below

List I                                         List II
(a) Kailashanath Temple             (i) Halebid
(b) Biihadeshwar Temple            (ii) Shravanabelg
(c) Hoyasaleshwar Temple         (iii) Kanchipuram
(d) Gomteshwax"                       (iv)Tanjavur

(A) (a)-(ii) (b)-(iii) (c)-(iv) (d)-(i)
(B) (a)-(iii) (b)-(iv) (c)-(i) (d)-(ii)
(C) (a)-(iii) (b)-(iv) (c)-(ii) (d)-(i)
(D) (a)-(i) (b)-(iii) (c)-(iv) (d)-(ii)

83. Which of the following is the author of Tamil Ramayana?

(A) Pampa
(B) Ponna
(C) Ranna
(D) Kamban

84. Which of the following rivers ‘Swargadwari’ is located at?

(A) Indus
(B) Ganga
(C) Godawari
(D) Brahmaputra

85. Who among the following increased the Mansab from 5,000/- to 7,000/-?

(A) Akbar
(B) Jahangir
(C) Shah Jahan
(D) Aurangzeb

86. Which of the following political parties was called ‘Rajadroha Ka Karkhana’ by the British?

(A) Muslim League
(B) Indian National Congress
(C) Communist Party of India
(D) Unionist Party

87. Who among the following established the Central Hindu School at Banaras?

(A) Madan Mohan Malviya
(B) Annie Besant
(C) Raja Ram Mohan Roy
(D) Swami Dayanand

88. Rani Gidalu was one of the freedom fighter from the north-east. She hailed from one of the following states.

Identify it:

(A) Nagaland
(B) Manipur
(C) Assam
(D) Meghalaya

89. Which of the following states did not return Congress in power after the first provincial elections in 1937?

(A) Punjab
(B) Gujarat
(C) Sindh
(D) Madras

90. Which is not temperate grassland?

(A) Prairie
(B) Steppes
(C) Compos
(D) Downs

91. Which one of the following is located in Atlantic Ocean?

(A) Okinawa
(B) Bermuda
(C) Timor
(D) Male

92. Which one of the following is incorrect?

1. India's north-youth extent is 3,214 km
2. India's east- est extent is 2,933 km
3. India's land n frontier is 15,200 km
4. India's total geographical area is 4.2% of total land area of the world

(A) (1)
(B) (2)
(C) (3)
(D) (4)

93. Which is correct descending order in terms of length of river?

(A) Ganga, Godawari, Krishna, Narmada
(B) Ganga, Krishna, Godawari, Narmada
(C) Ganga, Godawari, Narmada, Krishna
(D) Ganga, Narmada, Godawari, Krishna

94. Zulus tribe is found in

(A) South America
(B) Africa
(C) Australia
(D) Asia

95. Which of the following has the highest sex ratio as per 2011 census?

(A) Mizoram
(B) Meghalaya
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Andhra Pradesh

96. Which one of the following is incorrect?

(A) No scheduled caste population is found in Karnataka
(B) Majority of scheduled tribe population is found in hilly areas
(C) Main occupation of scheduled caste population is agriculture based activities
(D) No caste is notified as scheduled tribe in Delhi

97. Which one of the following is largest producer of coffee in world?

(A) Sri Lanka
(B) Brazil
(C) Colombia
(D) Kenya

98. Which one of the following is not trade block?


99. Which is the tallest dam of India?

(A) Hirakud
(B) Tehri
(C) Bhakra-Nangal
(D) Sardar Sarovar

100. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(A) Pittsburg of India–Jamshedpur
(B) Boston of India–Ahmedabad
(C) Silicon Valley of India– Hyderabad
(D) Deccan Queen of India–Pune

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