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# (Download) Jharkhand PSC (JPSC): Prelims General Studies Exam Paper 2 - 2014 (SET-A)

## (Download) Jharkhand PSC (JPSC): Prelims General Studies Exam Paper 2 - 201 (SET-A)

• State: Jharkhand (JPSC)
• Subject:  General Studies Paper-2
• Exam Date:  2014
• SET : A
• File Type: PDF

Directions for Q. Nos. 1 and 2:In each of the two questions, three out of the four sets of numbers follow the same pattern. You have to find the set that does not follow the pattern of the other three.
1. (A) 3(58)7
(B) 1(10)3
(C) 2(20)4
(D) 5(51)6
2. (A) 8(39)5
(B) 7(48)1
(C) 5(17)2
(D) 914536
Directions for Q. Nos. 3 and 4 : Arrange the five given words (1-5) in a meaningful logical order and then select the appropriate sequence from the alternatives (A), (B), (C) and (D) provided below the group of words.
3. 1. Poverty; 2. Population; 3. Death; 4. Unemployment; 5. Disease.
(A) 3, 4, 2, 5, 1
(B) 2, 4, 1, 5, 3
(C) 2, 3, 4, 5, 1
(D) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
4. 1. Punishment; 2. Prison; 3. Arrest; 4. Crime; 5. Judgement.
(A) 5,1, 2, 3, 4
(B) 4,3,5,2,1
(C) 4, 3, 5, 1, 2
(D) 2, 3, 1, 4, 5
5. Replace the sign (?) in the following sequence of numbers with appropriate alternative :
42:56::110:(?)
(A)132
(B) 136
(C) 140
(D) 18
6.Three out of the following four pairs of numbers have the same relationships. Find the odd man out.
(A) 4, 63
(B) 1,0
(C) 2,15
(D) 5,124
7. Three of the following four groups of letters contain letters of the alphabet placed in a particular form. Find the one that does not belong to the group.
(A) LNJ
(B) RTP
(C) NPK
(D) FHD
8.Three of the following four numbers are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group?
(A) 125
(B) 216
(C) 729
(D) 525
9. If TEMPLE is coded as VHQURL, how would you code CHURCH?
(A) EKYWIO
(B) EKUWIO
(C) EKYWIN
(D) EKYWJO
10. There are five friends-Sunil, Kamal, Manish, Anil and Raman. Sunil is shorter than Kamal, but taller than Raman. Manish is the tallest. Anil is little shorter than Kamal and little taller than Sunil. Who has two persons taller and two persons shorter than him?
(A) Raman
(B) Sunil
(C) Kamal
(D) Anil
Directions for Q. Nos. 11 to 13 : These questions are based on the information given below :
Four ladies A, B, C, D and four gentlemen E, F, G, H are sitting in a circle round a table facing each other under the following arrangement :

(i) No two ladies or two gentlemen are sitting side by side.
(ii) C, who is sitting between G and E, is facing D.
(iii) F is between D and A and is facing G.
(iv) H is to the right of B.
11.Who is sitting to the left of A?
(A) E
(B) F
(C) G
(D) H
12. E is facing whom?
(A) F
(B)B
(C)G
(D)H
13. Who are immediate neighbours of B?
(A) G and H
(B) E and F
(C) E and H
(D) F and H
14. If the following scrambled letters are rearranged to form the name of a city, which letter will appear in the middle?
AIDMURA

(A)M
(B) R
(C) U
(D) None of the above!!
15. How many even numbers are there in the following series of numbers,each of which is immediately preceded by an odd number, but not immediately followed by an even number?
5, 3, 4, 8, 9, 7, 1, 6, 5,
3, 2, 9, 8, 7, 3, 5

(A) 4
(B) 2
(C) 1
(D) 3
16. Find out the missing number from the following series :
101, 100, —-, 87, 71, 46

(A) 92
(B) 88
(C) 89
(D) 96
17. Find out the wrong number in the pattern of the following series :
864, 420, 200, 96, 40, 16, 6

(A) 420
(B) 200
(C) 96
(D) 40
18. Find the missing number in one of the following figures on the pattern given in the adjoining figure:

(A) 3
(B) 9
(C) 1
(D) 2
19. How many triangles are there in the following figure?

(A) 18
(C) 22
(B) 16
(D) 26
Directions for Q. Nos. 20 and 21 : A cube of side 4 cm is painted red on all of its surfaces and then divided into various smaller cubes of side 1 cm each. The smaller cubes so obtained are now separated.
20. How many smaller cubes have no face coloured?

(A) 24
(B) 16
(C) 8
(D) 10
21. How many smaller cubes will have at least two surfaces painted with red colour?
(A) 4
(B) 8
(C) 32
(D) 24
Directions for Q. Nos. 22 and 23 : Out of the four given figures, three are similar in a certain way. One figure is not like the other three. Find out the figure which does not belong to the group of three, i.e., which does not share the common characteristics with the other three figures.

24. A dice has been thrown four times and produces the following results shown in figures (i) to (iv):

Which number will appear opposite to the number 3?
(A) 4
(B) 5
(C) 6
(D) 1
25. The figures (i)and (ii) given below show the two different positions of a dice. Which number will appear on the opposite face of number 5?

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

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26. Out of a total of 120 musicians in a club, 5% can play all the three instruments-guitar, violin and flute. It so happens that the number of musicians who can play any two and only two of the above instruments is 30. The number of musicians who can play the guitar alone is 40. What is the total number of those who can play violin or flute alone?
(A) 30
(B) 38
(C) 44
(D) 45
Directions for Q. Nos. 27 and 28: In each of the following questions, a statement is given followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the statement to be true. Read both the conclusions and decide which of the two or both follow(s) from the given statement. Give your answer as
(A) if only Conclusion I follows
(B) if only Conclusion II follows
(C) if neither Conclusion I nor II follows
(D) if both Conclusions I and II follow
27. Statement :
Any young man, who makes dowry a condition for marriage, discredits himself and ishonours womanhood.
Conclusions :
I. Those who take dowry in marriage should be condemned by society.
II. Those who do not take dowry in marriage respect womanhood.
28. Statement :
The Chief Minister empha sised the point that the government will try its best for the development of farmers and rural poor.
Conclusions :
I. The former government had not tried seriously for the development of these people.
II. This government will not try seriously for the develop ment of urban poor.
29. Milk is related to "Cream' in the same way as the words in the pair
(A) College : Students
(B) Clay : Pottery
(C) Fruit : Glucose
(D) None of the above
Directions for Q. Nos. 30 and 31 : In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to distinguish between a 'strong argument and a weak' argument. Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is 'strong and which is weak’. Give your answer as
(A) if only Argument I is strong
(B) if only Argument II is strong
(C) if neither Argument I nor II is strong
(D) if both Arguments I and II are strong
30. Statement :
Should the maintenance of all roads in the big cities be entrusted to private companies? Arguments :
I. Yes, this is the only way to ensure good conditions of the roads throughout the year.
II. No, private companies are not capable of maintaining all the roads.
31. Statement :
Should jobs be delinked with academic degrees and diplomas?
Arguments :
I. No, a very large number of persons with meagre academic qualification will apply.
II. No, importance of higher education will be diminished.
Directions for Q. Nos. 32 and 33 : Each of the questions below has a set of Assertion (A) and Reason (R). Mark your answer as
(A) if both A and Rare true and R is the correct explanation of A .
(B) if A is true but R is false
(C) if both A and R are true but is not the correct explanation of A
(D) if A is false but R is true
32. Assertion (A) :
India has a tropical monsoon type climate.
Reason (R) :
India is located exactly between the tropical latitudes.
33. Assertion (A) :
Earthworms are not good for agriculture.
Reason (R) :
Earthworms break down the soil into fine particles and make it soft.
34. Which of the following is in liquid form a t room temperature?
(A) Lithium
(B) Sodium
(C) Francium
(D) Cerium
35. Iodised salt is useful because it
(A) improves digestion
(B) increases diseases resistance to
(C) controls the thyroid gland
(D) All of the above
36. Diffusion of light in the atmosphere takes place due to
(A) carbon dioxide
(B) dust particles
(C) helium
(D) None of the above
37. Brass gets discoloured in air due to the presence of
(A) oxygen
(B) hydrogen sulphide
(C) carbon dioxide
(D) nitrogen
38. The normal temperature of the human body is
(A) 37 °C
(B) 98 °C
(C) 367 K
(D) None of the above
39. Thalassaemia is a hereditary disease which affects
(A) blood
(B) lungs
(C) heart
(D) None of the above
40. Yellow fever is spread by
(A) air
(B) water
(C) housefly
(D) None of the above
41. The pH value of blood is
(A) 5.0
(B) 6.4
(C) 7.4
(D) 8.0
42. The reason of dental caries is
(A) viral infection
(B) contaminated water
(C) bacterial infection
(D) hereditary reason
43. Which of the following elements was first produced artificially?
(A) Neptunium
(B) Plutonium
(C) Francium
(D) Technetium
44. Enzymes are
(A) fats
(B) RNA
(C) proteins
(D) None of the above
45. Which one was the first successful cloned animal?
(A) Sheep
(B) Gibbon
(C) Rabbit
(D) None of the above
46. Light-year is the unit of
(A) energy
(B) intensity
(C) age
(D) distance
47. Which one of the following is the richest source of protein?
(A) Rice
(B) Groundnut
(C) Apple
(D) None of the above
48. Which metal is present in insulin?
(A) Tin
(B) Copper
(C) Zinc
(D) Aluminium
49. Which of the following is not optically active?
(A) Glycine
(B) Alanine
(C) Serine
(D) All of the above
50. Natural rubber is a polymer of
(B) ethylene
(C) isoprene
(D) styrene

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51. Which of the following is a carrier of parasite Plasmodium?
(A) Mosquitos
(B) Fly
(C) Lice
(D) All of the above
52. Which of the following is digested by the help of saliva?
(A) Protein
(B) Starch
(C) Fibre
(D) None of the above
53. Which is not a Lewis acid?
(A) AICI3
(B) BF3
(C) NH3
(D) FeCI3
54. Which enzyme can catalyse the conversion of glucose to ethanol?
(A) Zymase
(B) Invertase
(C) Maltase
(D) Diastase
55. Which of the following is a common refrigerant used in domestic refrigerator?
(A) Neon
(B) Oxygen
(C) Freon
(D) None of the above
56. The separation of cream from milk by churning is due to
(A) gravitational force
(B) cohesive force
(C) centrifugal force
(D) None of the above
57. Which electromagnetic radiation is used in remote control of a television?
(A) Infrared
(B) Ultraviolet
(C) Microwave
(D) None of the above
58. The reason of climate change is mainly due to
(A) greenhouse gases
(B) depletion of ozone layer
(C) pollution
(D) All of the above
59. Which of the following is responsible for global warming?
(A) Methane
(B) Carbon dioxide
(C) Water vapour
(D). All of the above
60. Which of the following is/are responsible for acid rain?
(A) Carbon dioxide
(B) Carbon monoxide
(C) Propane
(D) Nitrous oxide and sulphur dioxide
61. The viscous nature of human blood is due to
(A) proteins in blood
(B) platelets in plasma
(C) RBC and WBC in blood
(D) All of the above
62. Which gas is used in the purification of drinking water?
(A) Helium
(B) Chlorine
(C) Fluorine
(D) Carbon dioxide
63. Which one of the following is an artificial ecosystem?
(A) Pond
(B) Crop field
(C) Forest
(D) None of the above
64. Which one of the following is responsible for differentiation between Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria?
(A) Cell membrane
(B) Cell wall
(C) Ribosome
(D) None of the above
65. Which disease is caused by the fungi?
(A) Polio
(B) Dermatitis
(C) Cholera
(D) None of the above
66. Which one of the following is responsible for the red colour of tomato?
(A) B-Carotene
(B) Anthocyanin
(C) Lycopene
(D) None of the above
67. The 47th Jnanpith Award winner Pratibha Ray writes in which language?
(A) English
(B) Hindi
(C) Bangla
(D) Odiya
68. The World Environment Day is on
(A) 5th June
(B) 5th July
(C) 5th September
(D) 5th October
69. Nicolas Maduro has been elected as the President of
(A) Albania
(B) Mexico
(C) Venezuela
(D) Peru
70. The International Women’s Day is on
(A) 5th March
(B) 8th March
(C) 10th March
(D) 12th March
71. Ms. Halimáħ Yacob is the first woman Speaker of which country? SE
(A) Sri Lanka
(B) Bhutan
(C) Pakistan
(D) Singapore
72. Which film has got the Best Film Award at the Filmfare Awards, 2012?
(A) Kahaani
(B) Barfi
(C) Vicky Donor
(D) Jab Tak Hai Jaan
73. Park Geun-hye is the first woman President of
(A) North Korea
(B) South Korea
(C) China
(D) Taiwan
74. Who has played the lead role in the film, Paan Singh Tomar?
(A) Irrfan Khan
(B) Farhan Akhtar
(C) Vinay Pathak
(D) Salman Khan
75.Which film's background is related with Jharkhand?
(A) Band Baaja Baarat
(B) Lunch Box
(C) Gangs of Wasseypur
(D) Firaq

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76. The Birla Institute of Technology is situated in which city of Jharkhand?
(A) Ranchi
(C) Bokaro
(D) Jamshedpur
77. China does not share its border with
(A) Lalith Babu
(B) Vishwanathan Anand
(C) Abhijeet Gupta
(D) Dibyendu Barua
78. Congo is situated in
(A) Africa
(B) Asia
(C) Europe
(D) North America
79. Mr. Mamnoon Hussain is the President of
(A) Iran
(B) Afghanistan
(C) Pakistan
(D) Turkey
80. The Asian Athletics Champion ship was recently held in which city of India?
(A) Pune
(B) Mumbai
(C) Delhi
(D) Kolkata
81.Which Indian has won the . Commonwealth Chess Champi önship held in South Africa?
(A) Russia
(B) Pakistan
(C) Mongolia
(D) Bulgaria
82. Marion Bartoli, winner of the Women's Singles title of Wimbledon, 2013, belongs to which country?
(A) France
(B) Germany
(C) Austria
(D) Holland
83. Who' is not the member of BRICS?
(A) Bhutan
(B) Russia
(C) India
(D) China
84. The 16th NAM Summit was held in
(A) Sharm-el-Sheikh
(B) Tehran
(D) Singapore
85. The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, 2012 has been given to Vijay Kumar. He belongs to which game?
(A) Chess
(C) Shooting
(D) Wrestling
86. Who has won the title of Femina Miss India, 2013?
(A) Poonam Dhillon
(B) Navneet Kaur Dhillon
(C) Manjeet Kaur
87. The prestigious BAFTA Award for the Best Actor in a leading role has been won by
(A) Daniel Day-Lewis
(B) Christopher Waltz
(C) Anne
(D) Nana Patekar
88. Who has got the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation?
(A) Sandip Pandey
(B) Dalai Lama
(C) Yoshinori Ohsumi
(D) Rashid Ali
89. Santosh Trophy is related with which game?
(A) Hockey
(C) Football
(D) Table Tennis
90. Which country has won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament, 2013?
(A) India
(B) Pakistan
(C) Australia
(D) Holland
91. UNSC stands for
(A) United  Nations Social Council
(B) United Nations Security Council
(C) United Nations Scientific Council
(D) United Nations Secular Council
92. The American President Barack Obama belongs to which party?
(A) Republican Party
(B) Democratic Party
(C) Liberal Party
(D) Social Democratic Party
93. In which country, Port Gwadar is located?
(A) Iran
(B) Pakistan
(C) India
(D) Sri Lanka
94. Who has got the Best Director Award in 60th National Film Awards function?
(A) Tigmanshu Dhulia
(B) Vikram Gokhale
(C) Sujoy Ghosh
(D) Pooja Bhatt
95. Zubin Mehta's concert of 2013 was held in
(A) Kashmir
(B) Jharkhand
(D) Delhi
96. Nanda Devi is situated in
(B) Uttarakhand
(C) Nepal
(D) Sikkim
97. Who is Robert G. Mugabe?
(A) The President of Zimbabwe
(B) The President of Kenya
(C)The President of Malaysia
(D) The President of Maldives
98. Who is the new Governor of the RBI?
(A) Manikant Patel
(B) Lord Meghnad Desai
(C) Raghuram Rajan
(D) Nirupama Rao
99. Who is at present the Foreign Secretary of India?
(A) Sujatha Singh
(B) Manorama Singh
(C) Amita Sharma
(D) Aruna Rai
100. Who was the Chief Guest at the 64th Republic Day celebrations?
(A) The President of Pakistan
(B) The President of Sri Lanka
(C) The King of Bhutan
(D) The Prime Minister of Nepal