WBCS Exam Main Compulsory Question Paper - 2014 [General Studies - I]

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WBCS Examination Main Compulsory Question Paper - 2014 [ General Studies - I ]

[ Paper - III ]

1. The Hindustan Tibet Road connecting Shimla with Gartok in western Tibet passes through -

(A) Shilpi La pass        (B) Zoji La Pass       (C)  Thaga La pass       (D)  Jelep La pass

 

2.  Sind Sagar Doab is located between the rivers

(A) Chenab and Jhelum      (B) Ravi and Chenab      (C) Beas and Sutluj       (D) Jhelum-Chenab and Indus

 

3.  The Zaskar is one of the main ranges of

(A) The-great Himalayan Systems

(B) The Trans Himalayan Systems

(C) The Central Himalayan Systems

(D) The Middle Himalayan Systems

 

4.  Jog Falls is associated with river

(A) Godavari       (B) Saraswati       (C) Sharavati       (D) Ganga

 

5.  The Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea came into being during

(A) Cretaceous of early tertiary period

(B) Middle of upper pleistocene period

(C) Middle Miocene to lower Pleistocene period

(D) Pleistocene to Quaternary period

 

6.  The Bhabar is composed of

(A)  Old alluvium       (B) New alluvium       (C) Gravel and Unassorted sediments      (D) None of the above

 

7.  Bhangar is

(A) Older alluvium         (B) Newer alluvium        (C) Coarse sand       (D) None of the above

 

8.  Fat lands are

(A) Stepped Plateau       (B) High level laterite plateau       (C) Flat topped hills      (D) Plateau with isolated hills

 

9.  Tarai soils are

(A) rich in phosphate      (B) deficient in organic matter     (C) mature in nature      (D) rich in nitrogen

 

10.  Which ocean deep is located in Indian Oc

(A) Murray      (B) Tonga       (C) Sunda       (D) Mariana

 

11.  Which statement is not true for monsoon

(A) Monsoons are large scale seasonal wind

(B) There is complete reversal of winds

(C) Rhythm is key note of the monsoonal

(D) Monsoons are not affected by ENSO

 

12.   If the wind force is in range of Beaufort; 12, it is

(A) Tropical Depression        (B) Tropical Storm        (C) Tropical Disturbance       (D) Hurricane

 

13.   'Silent Valley' is located in

(A) Karnataka         (B) Kerala        (C) Himachal Pradesh       (D) Uttarakhand

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14.   Kudremukh National park is located in

(A) Kerala         (B) Tamil Nadu        (C) Karnataka        (D) Andhra Pradesh

 

15.  Which one is not a component/part of Social Forestry  ?

(A) Urban forestry       (B) Agro forestry        (C) Commercial farm forestry       (D) None of the above

 

16.  Which one is not an objective of the social forestry ?

(A) Securing revenue

(B) Improving aesthetic values 

(C) Reduction of environmental pollution

(D) To reduce pressure on the traditional forest areas

 

17.  In which year the first Forest Policy of independent India was declared  ?

(A) 1950       (B) 1951       (C) 1952       (D) 1956

 

18.  In India, which type of forest among the following occupies the largest area ?

(A) Tropical Moist Deciduous

(B) Montane Wet Temperate

(C) Tropical Dry Deciduous

(D) Tropical Wet Evergreen

 

19.  The Little Rann of Kutch is the only home of the

(A) Great Indian Bustard       (B) Blackbuck      (C) Flamingo       (D) Indian Wild Ass

 

20.  The shola grasslands are found in

(A) The Himalaya        (B) The Vindhyan       (C) The Western Ghats      (D) The Eastern Ghats

 

21.  Wildlife Protection Act was passed in

(A) 1970       (B) 1972       (C) 1980        (D) 1986

 

22.  Sustainable development was first clearly defined by the

(A) Bruntland Commission        (B) Rio Conference        (C) United Nations        (D) World Bank

 

23.  Which year is considered as a year of great divide in the-demographic history of India ?

(A) 1921        (B) 1931        (C) 1991       (D) 2001

 

24.  According to 2011 census, literacy rate in India is

(A) 64.83 percent        (B) 65.46 percent         (C) 74.04 percent       (D) 82.14 percent

 

25.  Highest scheduled caste population is found in

(A) West Bengal       (B) Mizoram        (C) Tripura        (D) Haryana

 

26.  Which one of the following states has the lowest sex ratio in 2011 ?

(A) Punjab       (B) Haryana        (C) Sikkim        (D) Jammu and Kashmir

 

27.  In 2011, the number of one million cities in India was :

(A) 23       (B) 32       (C) 35      (D) 42

 

28.   Which state or union territory of India has recorded the highest rate of population growth in the last census (2011) ?

(A) Punjab       (B) Kerala        (C) Dadar and Nagar Haveli       (D) Pondichery

 

29.  What is the difference of time between GMT and IST ?

(A) 4 hours       (B) 4.30 hours        (C) 5.30 hours         (D) 6.30 hours


30.  Which of the following is an example of non renewable energy resource ?

(A) Solar        (B) Coal        (C) Methane        (D) Hydroelectric

 

31.  The first railway line in India was started in the year

(A) 1840        (B)  1850         (C) 1853       (D) 1893

 

32.  Which one is not an impact of green revolution on large farmers ?

(A) Rapid increase, in agricultural productivity

(B) Fast adoption of agricultural innovations and high yielding variety of seeds

(C) Little or no change in consumption

(D) Better standard of life

 

33.  Food security involves

(A) Adequate physical availability of food

(B) Reliable and nutritionally adequate supply of food

(C) Timely supply of food

(D) All of the above

 

34.   Whittlesey's agricultural systems are based on

(A) Empirical technique

(B) Statistical technique

(C) Normative technique

(D) Qualitative cum Quantitative technique

 

35.  For which spice is Kashmir famous ?

(A) Cinnamon       (B) Cloves       (C) Saffron        (D) Black Pepper

 

36.  To establish the growth of Small enterprise so that they graduate to medium enterprises, a comprehensive act called the Micro. Small and Medium Enterprise Development Act came into force in the year

(A) 2006        (B) 2000       (C) 1994        (D) 1991

 

37.  Nepanagar in Madhya Pradesh is famous for

(A) Textile        (B) Newsprint paper        (C) Hosiery       (D) Vegetable oil

 

38.  Which statement regarding Special Economic Zones is incorrect ?

(A) They are duty free enclaves of development

(B) They deemed as foreign territories for purpose of trade, duties and tariffs

(C) They are not exempted from the application of labour law

(D) Area is net foreign exchange earner

 

39.  First Export Processing Zone in India was

(A) Falta        (B) Kandala        (C) Santa Cruz        (D) Surat

 

40.  "Which one is not a Green House Gas ?

(A) Carbon dioxide        (B) Methane        (C) Sulfur Hexafluoride       (C) Hydro oxide

 

41.  When did India became a member of WTO ?

(A) 1991       (B) 1994       (C) 1995         (D) 1996

 

42.  East Kolkata Wetlands were designated a "Wetlands of international importance" under the Ramsar Convention in the year

(A) 1972        (B) 1986       (C) 1995       (D) 2002

 

43.  Literetic soil is not deficient in

(A) Lime        (B) Iron        (C) Organic matter        (D) Phosphate

 

44.  Which is the highest peak in West Bengal ?

(A) Sandakfu       (B) Falut        (C) Sabargam        (D) Tonglu

 

45.  Which of the following districts of West Bengal has the lowest literacy rate in 2011  ?

(A) Malda        (B) Murshidabad         (C) Purulia        (D) Uttar Dinajpur

 

46.  The approximate percentage of land under forest in West Bengal is

(A) 20.5%        (B) 13.5%       (C) 15.5%       (D) 28.5%

 

47.  Which one of the following statements is incorrect  ?

(A) PMGSY was initiated in 2000

(B) It is a part of rural infrastructure development programme

(C) It is backed by Employment generation programme

(D) It aims to connect all habitation in rural area

 

48.  In land use and crop intensity model of Von Thunen's zone of crop farming, fallow and pasture is nearer to the city than

(A) Market gardening and milk production

(B) Fire wood and lumber production

(C) Three field system

(D) Crop farming without fallow

 

49.  North-South stretch Hooghly industrial belt is from Bansberia to

(A) Naihati        (B) Budge Budge       (C) Belghoria      (D) Uluberia

 

50.  In which part of the Ganga delta land building has practically ceased ?

(A) North 24-Parganas       (B) South 24-Parganas       (C) Nadia        (D) Malda

 

51.  At which of the following places has the largest belt of painted rock shelter of pre-historic period been found  ?

(A) Bhaja        (B) Bhimbetka        (C) Bagor       (D) Ajanta

 

52.  Official stamping of weights and measures and their periodical inspection are prescribed by

(A) Manu        (B) Narada        (C) Brihaspati        (D) Parasara

 

53.  The Kharosthi script derived from

(A) Pictographs       (B) Aramic        (C) Sanskrit        (D) Brahmi

 

54.  Name the class which is conspicuous by its absence from the list of seven classes given by Megasthenes

(A) Artisans         (B) Traders        (C) Cultivatiors       (D) Philosophers

 

55.  The Gold coins of the Gupta dynasty were known as

(A) Sataman        (B) Dinara         (C) Muhara        (D) Varaha

 

56.  The language of the Jaina religious text was

(A) Sanskrit       (B) Pali        (C) Prakrit       (D) Bengali

 

57.  Which of the following sources states that Srinagar was built by Asoka  ?

(A) Divyavadana        (B) Rajtarangini        (C) Taranath's History of Tibet        (D) Mahavamsa

 

58.  Rummindei pillar of Asoka is put up to mark Buddha's

(A) Birth        (B) Enlightenment         (C) First Sermon       (D) Death

 

59.  Which of the following work was not done by Amir Khosrue ?

(A) Dewal Rani Khisly      (B) Nuh Sipih        (C) Qirun us Saadain       (D) Tuzuk-i-Timuri

 

60.  Vallabhacharya was the most distinguished preacher of the

(A) Shaiva Cult        (B) Shakti Cult        (C) Balaram Cult       (D) Krishna Cult

 

61.  Janamsakhi is the biography of

(A) Guru Nanak      (B) Guru Arjundeva        (C) Guru Hargobind Sing       (D) Guru Tegbahadur

 

62.  Who translated Atharvaveda into Persian during the Mughal period ?

(A) Abdul Hamid Lahori      (B) Haji Ibrahim Sarhindi       (C) Khafi Khan       (D) Malik Muhammad Jayasi

 

63.  Who of the following founded the Independent Labour Party in 1936 ?

(A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar       (B) M.C. Rajah      (C) Jagjiban Ram       (D) Jayaprakash Narayan

 

64.  Who was the first Indian woman to become the President of Indian National Congress ?

(A) Aruna Asaf Ali      (B) Sucheta Kripalani       (C) Sarojini Naidu       (D) Vijayalakshmi Pandit

 

65.  The first venture of Gandhi in all-India politics was the :

(A) Dandi March      (B) Champaran Movement       (C) Rowlat Satyagraha      (D) Non-Cooperation Movement

 

66.  Who among the following organized the defence in the trial of I.N.A. Officers :

(A) Bhulabhai Desai

(B) Madan Mohan Malaviya

(C) Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew 

(D) Gauesh Vasudev Mavalankar

 

67.  The Indian National Army (l.N.A.) came into existence in 1943 in:

(A) Singapore       (B) Japan       (C) Then Barma      (D) Then Malaya

 

68.  Who announced Queen Victoria as the Crown of India ?

(A) Lord Wellesley      (B) Lord Cornwallis       (C) Lord Lytton      (D) Lord Hastings

 

69.  Who gave the slogan 'Inquilab Zindabad' ?

(A) Bhagat Sing       (B) Hasrat Mohani      (C) S. C. Bose      (D) M., K. Gandhi

 

70.  The name of our motherland 'Bharata' was first mentioned in
(A) Vishnu Purana       (B) Vayu Purana        (C) Markendaya Purana       (D) Matsya Purana

 

71.  We know about the Bactrian Greeks only from

(A) Inscirptions       (B) Coins       (C) Manuscripts       (D) Relics

 

72.  Who introduced Gold Coins in India ?

(A) The Mauryas       (B) The Kushanas       (C) The Greeks      (D) The Cholas

 

73.  Who was Minandar ?

(A) A Parthian king       (B) A Bactrian Greek King        (C) A Saka King        (D) None of the above

 

74.  Who wrote Milindapanha ?

(A) Asvaghosha        (B) Nagarjuna        (C) Basumitra       (D) Nagasena

 

75.  Which Sultan of Bengal built Madrasas in Mecca & Madina

(A) Shamsuddin Ilius Shah

(B) Shekander Shah

(C) Ghiyasuddin Azam Shah

(D) Rukumuddin Barbak Shah

 

76.  Which General of Aurangzeb conquered Ahom kingdom in the East India ?

(A) Jai Singh       (B) Josowant Singh        (C) Sayesta Khan       (D) Mir Zumla

 

77.  Vidyasagar has been described as "Traditional Moderniser" by historian

(A) Ramesh Chandra Majumder     (B) Binoy Ghosh      (C) Amalesh Tripathy      (D) Jadunath Sarkar

 

78.  Who founded 'Swadeshi Bhandar' in 1897 ?

(A) Sarala Devi       (B) Rabindranath Tagore      (C) Mahatma Gandhi      (D) Bipin Chandra Pal

 

79.  'Gadar' party' was founded in 1913 at

(A) Bombay       (B) Punjab       (C) Calcutta       (D) Sun Francisco

 

80.  Who led the peasant movement in Oudh during the Non-cooperation Movement ?

(A) Mahatma Gandhi       (B) Baba Ramchandra       (C) Madari pasi      (D) Sardar Ballav Bhai Patel

 

81. Who was the last Governor-General in India ?

(A) Lord William Bentinck

(B) Lord Canning

(C) Lord Mountbatten

(D) Chakraborty Raja Gopalachari

 

82.  Which of the following towns was chosen as the head quarter of the Wahabi Movement in 1826 ?

(A) Kandahar      (B) Quetta        (C) Peshawar      (D) Charsadda

 

83.  A leading British parliamentarian and politician who admitted that the Revolt of 1857 was 'a national revolt' and not a military mutiny was :

(A) David George      (B) William Hilderband        (C) Disraeli       (D) George Bingsley

 

84.  The chief advisor and confident of Syed Ahmad Khan was :

(A) W.W. Hunter       (B) Theodore Beck       (C) Theodore Morison       (D) Nassan Lees

 

85.  What was the primary aim of the Akali movement which rose in the Punjab in 1920s ?

(A) To voice the political grievances of the Sikhs

(B) To bring about modernization in the Sikh social customs

(C) To streamline the management of the gurudwaras or Sikh Shrines

(D) To purge Sikhism of its superstitious accretions and irrational incrustations.

 

86.  Which of the following was not included in the Nehru Committee Report of 1929 ?

(A) India should be given Dominion Status

(B) Declatation of Fundamental Rights was made

(C) Separate Electorate for Muslims was rejected

(D) It proposed a Federal structure for India

 

87.  When was the All-India Kisan Sabha formed ?

(A) 1991      (B) 1920      (C) 1928       (D) 1936

 

88.  The first free university in India, completely independent of the Government and receiving no grant from it, was :

(A) Vishva Bharati, Shantiniketan

(B) Aligarh Muslim University

(C) Women's University, Pune

(D) Benaras Hindu University

 

89.  Who did the Tribune of Lahore refer to in its-  observation " If ever a man died a hero and martyr to a noble cause, that man was" ?

(A) Bhagat Singh       (B) Jatindra Nath Das      (C) Chandra Sekhar Azad      (D) Surya Sen

 

90. The Justice Party movement in Madras merged with the :

(A) Self respect League      (B) Dravida Kazhagam

(C) Both (A) and (B) above      (D) Depressed Classes League

 

91.  Arrange the following events in chronological order and make the correct choice from the options given below :-

(A) Death of Bal Gangadhar Tilak

(B) Nagpur session of the Congress

(C) The Moplah Uprising

(D) The inauguration of Visva Bharati at Santiniketan

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

 

92.  Both the transfer of power and partition of India were hurried through in how many days :

(A) 94      (B) 86       (C) 72       (D) 68

 

93.  Whom did B.G Tilak call 'the Diamond of India' ?

(A) Rabindranath Tagore    (B) Dadabhai Naoraji     (C) Gopal Krishna Gokhale    (D) Lala Lajpat Rai

 

94.  The first tribal leader who was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and his ideology was :

(A) Jadonang      (B) Rani Gaidinliu      (C) Alluri Sitaram Raju     (D) Thakkar Bapa

 

95.  The editor of the paper, the Hindu was :

(A) S. Subramania       (B) Kasturi Ranga Iyengar      (C) S. Satyamurti     (D) T. K. Madhavan

 

96.  Mahatma Gandhi gave the title of Sardar to Vallabhbhai Patel for his great organizational skill in :

(A) The Kheda Satyagraha

(B) The Bardoli Satyagraha

(C) The Salt Satyagraha

(D) The Individual Satyagraha

 

97.  The first Muslim President of the Indian National Congress was

(A) Ajmal Khan        (B) M. A. Jinaah       (C) Abul Kalam Azad        (D) Rahimulla Sayani

 

98.  Which is the correct pair  ?

(A) Malavya and Jayakar

(B) Vithalbhai and Malavya

(C) Motilal Nehru and Malavya

(D) C. R. Das and Motilal Nehru

 

99.  Which of the following sections remained at a distance during Swadeshi Movement of 1905 ?

(A) Women       (B) Peasantry      (C) Students       (D) Intelligentsia

 

100.  Who said on Gandhiji's death "The tiger has gone out of our lives" ?

(A) J. L. Nehru       (B) Rajendra Prasad       (C) S. Radha Krishnan      (D) Bidhan Chandra Roy

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