H.A.S.2012 Exam. Solved Exam. Paper

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This paper is held on Augest 10, 2012.This paper shall be of 200 marks and there shall be 100 objective type (Multiple choice questions from the syllabus of History, geography, political, art & culture and socio economic development of Himachal Pradesh. Current events of national and international importance, History of India and Indian national movement.

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Ques:- The 40 year war between ancient Aryan king Divodas and Shamber resulted in the defeat of

Ans;- Kirats

Ques;- Where was the capital of Kullu in the earlier times ?

Ans:- Jagatsukh

Ques;- Who translated the collection of South Indian tales into Sanskit and titled the work as ‘Kathasaritasager’ ?

Ans:- Somdev

Ques:-Who was installed as Raja of Bilaspur (Kahlur) princely state when Kharak Chand died issueless ?

Ans:- Main Jangl

Ques:- The Himaqchali who was captain of Indian Hockey team that won gold medal at 1964 Summer Olympics at Tokyo ?

Ans:- Charanjit Singh

Ques;- Who built the Lakshmi Narayan Temple at Chamba ?

Ans;- Sahil Varman

Ques;- Which ruler of Nurpur princely state was sent by Shah Jahan in 1645 A.D. to curb the Uzbeks of Balkh ?

Ans:- Jagat Singh

Ques:- Which treaty signalled the departure of the Gurkhas and arrival of the British on the political canvas of Shimla Hill states ?

Ans;- Treaty of Sagauli

Ques:- Which raja’s wooing of Nokhu Gaddan is depi9cted in the “Raja-Gaddan” love lyric ?

Ans:- Sansar Chand of Kangra

Ques;- Who among Dr.Y.S.Parmar, Anand Chand, Pt. Padam Dev and Joginder Sen was returned unopposed to the first Lok Sabha ?

Ans:- Anand Chand

Ques;- According to 2011 census which district of Himachal Pradesh has the lowest female literacy rate ?

Ans:- Chamba

Ques;- On which issue did several  Panchayats of Nichar Sub-division boycotted the december 2010 – January 2011 Panchayat elections ?

Ans:- Opposition to Karcham Wangtoo Hydel Project

Ques;- When Himachal Pradesh was formed in 1948 which was the smallest Princely State/Thakurai to join it (in terms of area) ?

Ans:- Kuthar Download H.A.S. 2012 Solved Exam Paper

Ques:- The production of most metallic minerals is not affected by the

Ans:- Weight of the ore

Ques:- Intensive subsistence agriculture is concentrated in

Ans:- Major river Valleys and deltas such as the Ganges

Ques:- If the post of the vice-President of India is vacant at the time of resignation or demise of the President of India, who assumes the charge of the office of President ?

Ans;- Chief justice of India

Ques;- The Governor has the power to impose Governor’s rule in the State of

Ans:- Jammu and Kashmir

Ques;-The public Accounts Committee president its report to

Ans:- The Parliament

Ques;- When an advance grant is made by Parliament, pending the regular passage of the budget, it is called

Ans:- Vote on account

Ques;- Under the constitution of India, Education as a subject of legislation is included in

Ans:- The Concurrent List

Ques:- The Tenth Schedule added to the Constitution of India by the 52nd Amendment relates to

Ans;- Anti-defection law

Ques;- Which Indian city has the highest population according to 2011 Census ?

Ans:- Mumbai

Ques:- Among RIL, ONGC,IOL,NTPC which of Indian Companies has been listed at the top in Forves-2000 list ?

Ans;- IOL

Ques;- ‘Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan Yojana’ is associated with

Ans;- Community toilets in slum areas

Ques:- The maximum limit of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in public sector banking is

Ans;- 49%

Ques:- Among Indira Awas Yojna, Ambedkar Awas Yojna, PURA which plan is meant for constructing houses for rural  people ?

Ans;- Indra Avas Yojna

Ques:- What are the components (s) of Gross Domestic Capital Formatin (GDCF)?

Ans:- Gross Domestic Savings & Net Capital Inflow

Ques:- As per 13th Finance Commission Recommendatrions during 2010-15, transfers to the states in the form of ‘grant-in-aid’ are expected to be

Ans:- Rs. 3, 18, 581 crore

Ques:- Ethanol mixed petrol is being sold in various states w.e.f. January1, 2003 the percentage of ethanol in petrol is

Ans:- 5%

Ques:- At present the National Commission on Population is under

Ans;- Ministry of Health

Ques:- Tarapore Committee was associated with

Ans:- Full capital account convertibility

Ques:- Participatory Notes (PNs) are associated with

Ans:- Foreign institutional investors

Ques;- Environment planning organization is

Ans:- National Environment Engineering Research Instituate (NEERI)

Ques;- Shallow lake with rich organic products are called

Ans;- Eutrophic

Ques;- In coming years, skin related disorders will become more common due to

Ans;- Depletion of ozone layer

Ques:- Loss of forests, urbanization and increasing pollution are all due to

Ans:- Population explosion

Ques;- What is the animal symbol of WWF (World Wildlife Fund )?

Ans:-Giant Panda

Ques:-Plant genes of endangered species are stored in

Ans:- Gene Bank

Ques;- State Bird of Rajasthan is

Ans:- Great Indian bustard

Ques:- Soil erosion is more when

Ans:- Rainfall is high

Ques;- Ecology takes into account of

Ans;- Relationship between organisms and their environment

Ques:- Sun loving plants are

Ans:- Heliophytes

Ques;- Among wool, silk, cotton and Teflon which one is not a natural polymer ?

Ans:- Teflon

Ques;- A polymer which is used for making ropes and carpet fibers is

Ans:- Polypropylene

Ques;- The urine sample of a diabetic patient contains

Ans:- Glucose

Ques:- Rusting of iron is

Ans;- An electrochemical process

Ques:- When mild steel is heated to a high temperature and suddenly cooled in water, it becomes hard and brittle. The process is called

Ans;- Quenching

Ques;- Among Graphite, paraffin and heavy water which one is used as moderators in nuclear reactors ?

Ans:- All of the above

Ques;- Silicon carbide (SiC) is known as

Ans:- Carborundum

Ques:- A pale blue gas with a fish-like odour restores the color of a blackened lead painting.The gas is also used as rocked fuel. It is

Ans:- Ozone

Ques:- The bleaching action of chlorine occurs in the presence of

Ans:- Moisture

Ques;- Haem is the important biologically in the myoglobin which is used to store

Ans:- Oxygen in muscles

Ques:- What is the Vedic name of the river Ravi ?

Ans:- Purushni


Ques:- On which river is Chamba Pattan bridge which being without pillars is first of its kind in Himachal Pradesh ?

Ans:- Beas

Ques:- At which place in Mandi District has the Department of Ayurveda set-up a herbal garden ?

Ans;- Joginder Nager

Ques:- For distribution of essential commodities all families in Himachal Pradesh have been divided into four categories.two of them are : Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) families.Which are the other two ?

Ans:- Annapurna and Antyodaya families

Ques:- Arrange the following ruling dynasties of ancient India in correct chronological order- Mauryas, Guptas, Nandas, Kushans

Ans;- Nandas – Mauryas – Kushans – Guptas

Ques:- At which place was Varadhman Mahavir born ?

Ans:- Kundgram

Ques:- Form which place did Gandhiji start his Dandi March to the sea ?

Ans:- Sabarmati

Ques;- After Subhash Chandra Bose resigned from the Presidentship of Congress in 1939 who became the party president ?

Ans:- Rajendra Prasad

Ques:- Who were the two prominent leaders of home Rule league ?

Ans:- Tilak and Annie Besant

Ques;- In 1943, Muslim League ministries were installed in four provinces. Two of them were Sind and NMFP. Which were the other two ?

Ans:- Bengal and Assam

Ques;- In which year was the Partition of Bengal annulled ?

Ans:- 1911 A.D.

Ques;- At which venue did the 1907 A.D. split in Congress Party  take place ?

Ans;- Surat

Ques;- Who was the first Indian to declare thatr “Freedom is my birth-right”?

Ans:- Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Ques;- Who founded the all India Depressed Classes Federation ?

Ans;- B.R.Ambedkar

Ques:- Who was the founder of the Arya Samaj ?

Ans:- Swami Dayanand

Ques:- What is the capital of Republic of South sudan ?

Ans:- JUBA

Ques:- What is the name of first Indian Research station in thr Arctic ?

Ans;- Himadri

Ques:- Five rings linked together constitute the symbol of Olympic Games. Each ring is of different colour.Two colours are blue and black. Which are the other three colours ?

Ans:- Green, Yellow, Red

Ques:- In which state of India is Kaziranga National Park ?

Ans:- Assam

Ques;- In the coast of which state is wheeler Island ?

Ans;- Orissa

Ques:- What are the measure of Human Develooment index ?

Ans:- Life expectancy, Literacy Rate, Gross enrolment

Ques;- Which country gifted the Statue of Liberty to the United States of America ?

Ans:- France

Ques:- Which statement is true about Ellora caves ?

Ans:- Majority of them are Hindu caves

Ques;- Which city in India is called the Garden city ?

Ans:- Bengaluru

Ques:- Three important rivers of the Indian Subcontinent have their sources near the Mansarovar Lake in the Great Himachayas. These rivers are

Ans:- Brahmaputra, Indus and Satluj

Ques:- Koyali is

Ans:- Oil Refinery in Gujarat

Ques:- Zawar Mines are important for

Ans;- Zinc

Ques:- Which group of rivers originates from the Himachal Mountains ?

Ans:- Beas, Ravi and Chenab

Ques:- The Pennines (Europe), Appalachians (America) and the Aravallis (India) are examples of

Ans:- Old Mountains

Ques:- Almost 90% of the world’s annual fish supply comes from

Ans:- The Continental shelf

Ques:- Mediterranean agriculture is

Ans:- Known for grapes, olives, oranges and figs

Ques:- Under the Constitution of India, the power to issue a writ of Habeas Corpus is vested in

Ans:- Both High Court and Supreme Court

Ques:- In which part of the Indian Constitution has the provision for Panchayats been made ?

Ans:- IX th

Ques:- Which is no longer a source of income of urban local bodies in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh ?

Ans:- Octroi

Ques;- The Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats meet at

Ans:- Nilgiri hills

Ques:- Fly ash is environment pollutant produced by thermal power plant

Ques:- The quality of diesel oil for use in diesel engines is determined by

Ans:- Cetane number

Ques:- Dr. Piyush Guleri’s award winning work, “Chhaunte” is a ……………………

Ans:- Kavita (Poem)

Ques:- Which Mughal ruler imprisoned his stepmother after the death of his father ?

Ans:- Shahjahan

Ques;- Who has been given the 2011 Sahitya Academy Award ?

Ans:- Kashinath Singh

Ques;- With which district of Himachal Pradesh is Mulgan valley ?

Ans:- Kinnaur

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