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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
Ques;- Where was the capital of Kullu in the earlier times ?
Ques;- Who translated the collection of South Indian tales into Sanskit and titled the work as ‘Kathasaritasager’ ?
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 ?
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 ?
Ques:- Among RIL, ONGC,IOL,NTPC which of Indian Companies has been listed at the top in Forves-2000 list ?
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
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
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
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 )?
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
Ques;- Among wool, silk, cotton and Teflon which one is not a natural polymer ?
Ques;- A polymer which is used for making ropes and carpet fibers is
Ques;- The urine sample of a diabetic patient contains
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
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
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
Ques:- The bleaching action of chlorine occurs in the presence of
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 ?
Ques:- On which river is Chamba Pattan bridge which being without pillars is first of its kind in Himachal Pradesh ?
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 ?
Ques:- Form which place did Gandhiji start his Dandi March to the sea ?
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 ?
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 ?
Ques:- Who was the founder of the Arya Samaj ?
Ans:- Swami Dayanand
Ques:- What is the capital of Republic of South sudan ?
Ques:- What is the name of first Indian Research station in thr Arctic ?
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 ?
Ques;- In the coast of which state is wheeler Island ?
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 ?
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 ?
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
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 ?
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 ?
Ques;- Who has been given the 2011 Sahitya Academy Award ?
Ans:- Kashinath Singh
Ques;- With which district of Himachal Pradesh is Mulgan valley ?