HPSC Paper

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1. The Mountbatten Plan (June 3, 1947) was about:
a) Guidelines for the formation of a Constitution for India by the Constituent Assembly
b) Creation of fedral government
c) A plan for controlling communal riots raising all over India at the same time
d) The method by which power was to be transferred from British to Indian hands

2. The first Muslim to be elected as President of the Indian National Congress was :
a) M A Jinnah
b) Maulana Azad
c) Baddrudin Tyabji
d) Whooping cough

3. The Non-Cooperation Movement was adopted by the Congress at a Special Session held at ________ in September 1920.
a) Bombay
b) Calcutta
c) Wardha
d) Allahabad

4. The Non-Cooperation Movement was called off by Mahatma Gandhi because : 
a) of Gandhi-Irwin Pact 
b) of mob-violence at Chauri-Chaura
c) the Khilafat issue fizzled out with abolition of the office of the Caliph in Turkey
d) the government accepted the demand in tow

5. Which of the following Fundamental Rights have been deleted from the Constitution through the Constitutional Amendment?
a) Right against expolitation
b) Right of freedom of religion
c) Right of property
d) Freedom of speech and expression

6. How many Fundamental Rights are enjoyed by the Indians?
a) Nine
b) Ten
c) Seven
d) Six

7. The basic difference between the Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles is:
a) Fundamental Rights are Positive while Directive Principles are Negative
b) Directive Principles are given precedence over the Fundamental Rights by the Court in all the cases 
c) Fundamental Rights are justifiable while Directive Principles are not
d) None of the above

8. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has been described as the friend, philosopher and guide of :
a) the Estimate Committee
b) the committee of the public Undertaking
c) the Public Account Committee
d) all the Parliamentary committees

9. Part -V of the Constitution deals with
a) Union executives
b) Parliamnet
c) Supreme Court and High Court
d) Comptroller and Auditor General

10. If there is a vacancy in the offices of both President and Vice-President, who has been empowered to function as President:
a) Chief Justice of India
b) Chief of Army Staff
c) A person appointed by Parliament
d) None of these

11. If president returns the bill to the legislature for reconsideration
a) a re-passage of the bill by the two-thirds majority will compel him to give his assent
b) a re-passage of the bill by the simple majority will compel him to give his assent
c) a joint sitting will have to be called to pass it again
d) the legislature must accept amendments proposed by the President

12. To whom does the President address the letter of resignation?
a) the Prime Minister
b) the Vice President
c) the Speaker
d) the Chief justice

13. Two houses of the Parliament enjoy co-equal power in all spheres except:
1. Financial matters
2. Responsibilities of the Council of Ministers
3. Amendment Procedure
4. Election of President

a) 3 and 4
b) 2, 3 and 4
c) 1, 2 and 3
d) 1 and 2

14. Impeachment proceedings against the President of Indian can be initiated
a) by the Supreme Court
b) only in the Lok Sabha
c) in either House of the Parliament
d) only in the joint sitting of the two Houses

15. Gulf Stream the most important current of the Atlantic Ocean takes its birth from the Gulf of Mexico. Its importance lies in : 
a) Cooling effect
b) Warming effect
c) Area of influence
d) Influence on travel

16. Which of the following sub-races belong to Mongoloids?
a) Bantu
b) Eskimoid
c) Nordic
d) Alpine

17. Consider the following statements:
1. The Masai is a tribe of settled cultivators who once wondered with their herds with the cattle in the central highlands of East Africa.
2. The cattle kept by the Masaiare the “Zebu” cattle with the humps and long horns 

Which of the statement is/are correct?
a) Only 1
b) Neither 1 or 2
c) Both 1 and 2
d) Only 2

18. Which of the following are not the Pastoral Nomads?
a) Pygmies
b) Kazaks
c) Masai
d) Lapps

19. The world’s most commercial fishing grounds are located in:
a) Cool waters of the Northern Hemisphere in comparatively higher latitudes
b) Cool waters of the Northern Hemisphere in comparatively lower latitudes
c) Both above mentioned areas
d) A widespread area near the Poles

20. Which of the following used to be considered a buffer state?
a) France
b) Switzerland
c) Belgium
d) West Germany

21. The Australian trans-continental railway joins
a) Perth to Darwin
b) Hobart to Perth 
c) Sydney to Perth
d) Adelaide to Perth

22. When did the EEC( European Economic Community) change into EU(European Union)
a) 1992
b) 1995
c) 1996
d) 1991

23. Territorial waters of India extends up to
a) 5 Nautical Miles
b) 12 Nautical Miles
c) 15 Nautical Miles
d) 2 Nautical Miles

24. Which of the following river lies in the Rift Valley?
a) Luni
b) Chambal
c) Son
d) Tapti

25. Khaddar soils are found in:
a) Piedmont Plains
b) Flood Plains
c) Over low Palteaux
d) Over Steep Slopes