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BPSC 38 Prelims Questions and Answers

Q. Who constructed Jantar Mantar

(a) Akbar

(b) Shah Jahan

(c) Shivaji

(d) maharaja Jai Singh

Answer : D

Q. The largest exporter country of petroleum is

(a) Algeria

(b) Iran

(c) Nigeria

(d) Saudi Arabia

Answer : D

Q. India declared the year 1991 as

(a) Paryavaran bachao varsh

(b) India's travelling year

(c) Girl-baby year

(d) Year for employment to all

Answer : B

Q. Out of the awards declared on the Republic day in 1992, Bharat Ratna Award is given to

(a) J R D Tata

(b) Rajiv Gandhi

(c) Subhash Chandra Bose

(d) both J R D Tata and Subhash Chandra Bose

Answer : A

Q. Who led the movement for the seprate state Pakistan?

(a) Aga Khan

(b) Nawab Salimullah

(c) Liaqat Ali Khan

(d) Md. Ali Jinnah

Answer : D

Q. When was Indian National Congress set up?

(a) in 1852

(b) in 1884

(c) in 1870

(d) in 1885

Answer : D

Q. Which famous leader is known as Frontier Gandhi?

(a) Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

(b) Abul Kalam Azad

(c) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

(d) Md. Ali Jinnah

Answer : A

Q. Who was the British Prime Minister during second world war?

(a) Clement Atelee

(b) Anthony Eden

(c) Winston Churchill

(d) Herold Wilson

Answer : C

Q. Who among the following famous Indian is known as Gurudev?

(a) Rabindranath Tagore

(b) C Rajagopalachari

(c) Lala Lajpat Rai

(d) B R Ambedkar

Answer : A

Q. Whom did Mahatma Gandhi accept his political 'guru'?

(a) Rabindranath Tagore

(b) Madan Mohan Malviya

(c) Dada Bhai Naoroji

(d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Answer : D

Q. Simon Commission first came to India in

(a) 1926

(b) 1928

(c) 1939

(d) 1942

Answer : B

Q. In which year did Congress Party pass the proposal of 'Poorna Swaraj'?

(a) in 1930

(b) in 1929

(c) in 1917

(d) 1911

Answer : B

Q. Composer of song ’Vande Mataram’. Was

(a) Bankim Chandra Chatterji

(b) Sarojini Naidu

(c) Rabindra Nath Tagore

(d) Jai Shankar Prasad

Answer : A

Q. The year 1919 in Indian history is related to

(a) for the transfer of Capital from Calcutta to Delhi

(b) for tragedy of Jallianwala Bagh massacre

(c) partition of Bengal

(d) Khilafat Movement

Answer : B

Q. What are the characteristics of Panchayati Raj System of government?

(a) It has three tiers of government

(b) It aims at giving social and economic justice to villages

(c) Some members of Parliament are as representatives in Zila Parishad

(d) All of the above are true

Answer : D

Q. Indian Constitution doesn't empower the President of India the right of

(a) appointment of Prime Minister

(b) appointment of Chief Ministers in States

(c) being the Supreme Commander of defence forces

(d) executing emergency in any part of the country

Answer : B

Q. The first bill for amendment in Indian was tabled in

(a) 1950

(b) 1951

(c) 1955

(d) 1958

Answer : B

Q. Sikkim become a state of India

(a) under 3Oth Amendment

(b) under 32nd Amendment

(c) under 36th Amendment

(d) under 42nd Amendment

Answer : C

Q. The Chairman of the committee set up for the recommendation of Panchayati Raj in India was

(a) Balwant Rai Mehta

(b) B R Ambedkar

(c) Justice Krishna Ayer

(d) Jagjivan Ram

Answer : A

Q. Who gave the slogan ’Jai Jawan, Jai Kishan'

(a) Lal Bahadur Shastri

(b) Subhash Chandra Bose

(c) Devi Lal

(d) Morarji Desai

Answer : A

Q. Regarding Vice-Prcsident of India which statement is false?

(a) Candidate should have the minimum age of 35 years for its eligibility

(b) Vice-President is Chairman of Rajya Sabha

(c) Vice-President is appointed by the President of India

(d) First Vice-President of India was S Radha Krishnan

Answer : C

Q. If a finance bill is accepted in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha can check it maximum upto

(a) 6 months

(b) 4 months

(c) 1 month

(d) 14 days

Answer : D

Q. A bill for the amendment in Indian Constitution can be tabled

(a) only in Lok Sabha

(b) only in Rajya Sabha

(c) either in Lok Sabha or in Rajya Sabha

(d) in the Supreme Court of India

Answer : C

Q. Which of the following High Courts has its jurisdiction upto more than one state or union territory?

(a) Allahabad

(b) Delhi

(c) Guwahati

(d) Maharashtra

Answer : C

Q. If there is any dispute regarding the Presidential election, it can be referred to

(a) Attorney General of India

(b) Parliament

(c) Supreme Court of India

(d) None of these

Answer : C

Q. Lakshadweep Island is situated

(a) in South West India

(b) in South India

(c) in South East India

(d) in East India near West Bengal

Answer : A

Q. Two American Citizens born in India who got Nobel Prize for science, were

(a) Hargovind Khurana and C V Raman

(b) S Chandrashekhar and C V Raman

(c) C V Raman and S N Bose

(d) Hargovind Khurana and S Chandrashekhar

Answer : D

Q. The father of Indian Programme in Atomic Energy is

(a) S A Bose

(b) Bhabha

(c) S Chandrashekhar

(d) S S Bhatnagar

Answer : B

Q. Queen Victoria was appointed the empress of India in

(a) 1858

(b) 1876

(c) 1877

(d) 1885

Answer : C

Q. Ustad Jaharuddin Dagar was in news recently for

(a) winning Sangeet Academy Award

(b) winning Indira Priyadarshini Award

(c) his demonstration in United Nations Organisation

(d) his demonstration in Republic Day Celebration

Answer : A

Q. JKLF was in news in the early part of 1992 for

(a) a) the kidnapping of an Indian diplomat

(b) keeping a bomb in Indian Embassy

(c) the demonstration in Islamabad

(d) attempting to cross line of control of Kashmir under Pakistan

Answer : D

Q. Where in Bihar recently occurred the incident ofmassacre in which 40 persons were killed?

(a) Near Gaya

(b) Near Patna

(c) Near Ranchi

(d) Near Bhagalpur

Answer : D

Q. The number of seats won by Bhartiya Janta Party in the election of Punjab Legislative Assembly recently held is

(a) 10

(b) 8

(c) 6

(d) 3

Answer : C

Q. Bachendri Pal is a name well known to one of the which followng faculty?

(a) Sports

(b) Music

(c) Dance

(d) Mountaineering

Answer : D

Q. In which Indian State is Kala-Azar disease prevailing?

(a) West Bengal

(b) Bihar

(c) Orissa

(d) UP

Answer : B

Q. The demonstrated deficit for the year 1992-93 is about

(a) Rs. 500 crore

(b) Rs. 1000 crore

(c) Rs. 5000 crore

(d) Rs. 20000 crore

Answer : C

Q. Religious Organisation established by Mother Teresa is called

(a) Sisters of  Charity

(b) Missionaries of Charity

(c) Organisatton of love

(d) Charity for all

Answer : B

Q. Which of the following statement is true?

(a) Federal form of Government is in United States of America

(b) Government of India is Federal and unitary

(c) Government of France is of federal form

(d) Prime Minister of Pakistan is appointed by the people

Answer : B

Q. Which is the Chief Characteristic of Panchsheel

(a) Non-alignment

(b) Economic co-opcration and development

(c) Development of cultural relations

(d) Friendship and peaceful existence between the countries

Answer : D

Q. Famous film-producer Satyajit Roy is given recently which of the following award?

(a) Dada Saheb Phalke Award

(b) Best Indian Film Award

(c) ’Oscar' Award for life-long Achievement

(d) Padma Bibhushan

Answer : C

Q. Who among the following joumalists is recipient of 'Magsasey' Award?

(a) Khushwant Singh

(b) Arun Shorie

(c) Dharmavir Bharti

(d) Kamleshwar

Answer : B

Q.  Different states and their popular dances are given as follows


1. Andhra Pradesh

2. Assam

3. Himachal Pradesh

4. rajasthan


A. Bihu

B. Burra

C. Ghoomar

D. Nati

  1 2 3 4 matches with

(a) A B C D

(b) B A C D

(c) B A D C

(d) B D C A

Answer : B

Q. The author of 'India wins Freedom' is

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru

(b) Abul Kalam Azad

(c) Sarojini Naidu

(d) Nayantara Sehagal

Answer : B

Q. The language that is spoken by the largest number of people of Indian next to Hindi is

(a) Marathi

(b) Tamil

(c) Telugu

(d) Urdu

Answer : C

Q. Chief languages Spoken in Switzerland are

(a) only German

(b) only French

(c) German and French

(d) German, French and Italian

Answer : D

Q. Working languages of UNESCO are

(a) only French

(b) only English

(c) English and French

(d) English, French and Russian

Answer : C

Q. The author of the book ‘Life Divine' is

(a) S Radhakrishnan

(b) Mulkraj Anand

(c) Sri Aurobindo

(d) Swami Vivekanand

Answer : C

Q. Which of the following pair is false?

(a) Bhimsen Joshi - Music of Classical Song

(b) Allarakha Khan - Tabla

(c) Debu Chaudhary - Guitar

(d) M S Subbulakshmi - Camate

Answer : D

Q. Boutros-Boutros Ghali new Secretary General of United Nations Organisation belongs to

(a) Cuba

(b) Zimbabwe

(c) Nigeria

(d) Egypt

Answer : D

Q. Which was the first Republic of ex-Soviet Union which declared itself independent?

(a) Russia

(b) Estonia

(c) Lithuania

(d) Ukraine

Answer : B

Q. Why was ’DAVOS' of Switzerland in news in the beginning of 1992?

(a) For hosting World Economic Summit

(b) For hosting the summit of Foreign Ministers of European Economic Community

(c) For the exhibition of Winter Olympic

(d) For starting the celebration of India week

Answer : A

Q. The aim of starting SAARC movement was

(a) not to interfere in the affairs of one another

(b) arm pact

(c) exchange of science and culture

(d) regional co-operation

Answer : D

Q. First direct meeting between Israel and PLO was held at

(a) washington

(b) moscow

(c) Madrid

(d) Lisbon

Answer : C

Q. Indira Gandhi Award of 1991 for peace, disarmament and development was given to

(a) Kurt Baldhim

(b) Chancellor Cole

(c) Sam Nujoma

(d) Nelson Mendela

Answer : C

Q. Increment in additional revenue in the Railway Budget of 1992-93 is estimated about

(a) Rs. 130 crore

(b) Rs. 2090 crore

(c) Rs. 13000 crore

(d) Rs. 20000 crore

Answer : B

Q. Chief source of revenue of Indian Government is

(a) Direct Tax

(b) Indirect Tax

(c) Deficit Financing

(d) Borrowing from Reserve Bank

Answer : B

Q. Which duration of Five Year Plan is not true?

(a) First-l951 to 1956

(b) Second-l956 to 1961

(c) Third-196l to 1966

(d) Fourth-l966 to 1971

Answer : C

Q. Who Won the Davis Cup of 1991?

(a) Germany

(b) France

(c) Sweden

(d) USA

Answer : B

Q. Thomas Cup award is given for the game

(a) Tennis

(b) Football

(c) Golf

(d) Badminton

Answer : D

Q. First Asian Game held at

(a) Beijing

(b) Tokyo

(c) Delhi

(d) Colombo

Answer : C

Q. The largest stadium of the world is situated at

(a) Brazil

(b) Czechoslovakia

(c) Germany

(d) United States of America

Answer : B

Q. Prakash Padukone is famous for

(a) Badminton

(b) Hockey

(c) Football

(d) Tennis

Answer : A

Q. The author of the book ’Autobiography of unknown Indian’ is

(a) Nirad C. Chaudhary

(b) Khushwant Singh

(c) Kamala Das

(d) Balwant Gorgi

Answer : A

Q. The width between two rails of Broad gauge is

(a) 6 1/2ft

(b) 5 1/2ft

(c) 5ft

(d) 4 1/2ft

Answer : B

Q. Tipu Sultan setup his capital at

(a) Srirangapattna

(b) Mysore

(c) Bangalore

(d) Coimbtore

Answer : A

Q. Art of Gandhara style flourished during the period of

(a) Kushans

(b) Guptas

(c) Akbar

(d) Mauryas

Answer : A

Q. Government project Operation Blackboard is to

(a) check the terror of eternise in Punjab

(b) improve the national programme of school education

(c) improve the school education of girls

(d) induce adults to be literate

Answer : D

Q. Dada Saheb Phalke Award of 1990 was given to

(a) Raj Kapoor

(b) Satyajit Roy

(c) Ashok Kumar

(d) A Nageshwar Rao

Answer : D

Q. 'Chipko Andolan’ is

(a) a movement to stop untouchability

(b) a movement to save trees

(c) an association of dairy-production

(d) None of the above

Answer : B

Q. What is Esperanto?

(a) Highest mountain of Latin America

(b) Seaport city of Spain

(c) The name of a game

(d) An artificial language to serve in the form of world language

Answer : D

Q. The light emitted from Sun take time to reach on Earth about

(a) 8 s

(b) l s

(c) 8 min

(d) 24 min

Answer : C

Q. Stainless steel is an alloy of

(a) iron and copper

(b) iron and zinc

(c) iron and chromium

(d) iron and graphite

Answer : C

Q. Physical change is an example of

(a) becoming black of silver utensils in air

(b) becoming of candle

(c) clothing curd from milk

(d) solution of sugar in water

Answer : D

Q. It happens no reaction when steam passes over

(a) aluminium

(b) copper

(c) carbon

(d) iron

Answer : A

Q. In which faculty is scientist Evan Pavlov known for?

(a) Physics

(b) Mathematics

(c) Chemistry

(d) Experimental Psychology

Answer : D

Q. Nicolaus Copernicus is famous for

(a) the invention of telescope

(b) interpretation that planets move round ’the Sun not that of Earth’

(c) the discovery of calculus

(d) the study of surgery of human body

Answer : B

Q. Bihar state is situated in between which following longitudes?

(a) about 84° East to 88° East

(b) about 80° East to 84° East

(c) about 80° East to 88° East

(d) None of the above

Answer : A

Q. The literacy rate of Bihar

(a) 30%

(b) 34%

(c) 38%

(d) 45%

Answer : B

Q. The population of Bihar in India is

(a) maximum

(b) second to the maximum

(c) third to the maximum

(d) fourth to the maximum

Answer : B

Q. Mostly Munda Tribals are residing in

(a) Madhya Pradesh

(b) Uttar Pradesh

(c) Assam

(d) Bihar

Answer : D

Q. Iron ore is not available in which of the following Indian state?

(a) in Bihar

(b) in Madhya Pradesh

(c) in Orissa

(d) in Punjab

Answer : D

Q. The nearest place to the centre of Earth on sea-level in

(a) North Pole

(b) Tropic of Capricorn

(c) Tropic of Cancer

(d) Tropic of Equator

Answer : A

Q. Durand Cup is related with the game

(a) Cricket

(b) Football

(c) Hockey

(d) Table Tennis

Answer : B

Q. Regarding recent matter held between India and Australia which statement is true?

(a) Ravi Shastri made century in fifth Test match

(b) Kapil Dev made double century in third Test match

(c) Kapil Dev made century in last Test match

(d) Vengsarkar made century in last Test match

Answer : A

Q. Limba Ram got informational fame in the game

(a) Archery

(b) Swimming

(c) Table Tennis

(d) Lawn Tennis

Answer : A

Q. Amphibia Traces

(a) very lastly moving boats

(b) animals living in water only

(c) animals living on land only

(d) animals living equally in water and on land both

Answer : D

Q. Which statement is true regarding malaria?

(a) It is a disease caused by paraite insects

(b) It is spreaded by the mosquitoes

(c) It spreads mostly in swampy region

(d) Its treatment chloroquim is used

Answer : A

Q. Fast breeder reactor is a nuclear reactor producing electricity which produces electricity

(a) by fusion process

(b) with the help of solar cells

(c) by burning phenyl substance used by it and by its reproduction

(d) by using as refiner of hard water

Answer : A

Q. Pasteurisation is a process by which

(a) milk is preserved at a very low temperature for 24 h

(b) milk is heated for 8 h

(c) at first milk is heated upto a longer time and then cooled suddenly within specified time

(d) None of the above

Answer : C

Q. Nobel Prize of 1991 Chemistry was given to

(a) Ervin Neher

(b) Bart Saikman

(c) Richard A.Ernst

(d) Pyare Gyles De James

Answer : C

Q. ’Kalinga Puraskar’ is given

(a) for the best film of the year

(b) for popularising the science

(c) for developing cultural understanding

(d) for extra-ordinary performance in sports

Answer : B

Q. Ozone layer traces

(a) the atmospheric condition of Antarctica

(b) modern invention done on the planet saturn

(c) the layer of about 10-20 km below the surface of Earth

(d) the layer of atmosphere of 15-20 km above the surface of Earth

Answer : D

Q. The weight of an adult Indian elephant is about

(a) 500 kg

(b) 1000 kg

(c) 5000 kg

(d) 10000 kg

Answer : B

Q. Scientist Albert Einstein is famous fo

(a) the interpretion of atomic structure of hydrogen

(b) the photo-electric effect

(c) planting first Nuclear Reactor

(d) the prediction of the existence of neutrons

Answer : B

Q. The glory of research and development in space science is due to

(a) S S Bhatnagar

(b) V Sarabhai

(c) S Z Qasim

(d) C V Raman

Answer : B

Q. ’River Seine’ flows through the town nearby

(a) London

(b) Paris

(c) Rome

(d) Frankfurt

Answer : B

Q. Gobi desert is located in

(a) China

(b) West Africa

(c) South Australia

(d) South America

Answer : A

Q. Swez Canal connects

(a) Mediterranean sea with Red sea

(b) Mediterranean sea with Caspian sea

(c) Red sea with Indian Ocean

(d) None of the above

Answer : A

Q. Chairman of the University Grants Commission is

(a) Prof. Yashpal

(b) Prof. Rajani Kothan

(c) Prof. K N Khanna

(d) None of the above

Answer : D

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