H.A.S. Exam Test Paper 2014

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This exam paper of H.A.S. held on 15, June 2014. 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 Inationalmovement.Indian and world Geography physical,social,economic geographyof India and world.

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Ques:- In which year the Asiatic Society of Bengal was established by Sir Willian Jones ?

Ans:- 1784

Ques:- Which one is represented by the Harappan Civilization ?

Ans:- First urbanization

Ques:- Which river is called ‘Nadittam’ in the Rigveda ?

Ans:- Saraswati

Ques:- The office who enjoyed authority over a large pasture ground was known as during Rigvedic period ?

Ans:- Vrajapati

Ques:- Who is the author of Tamil Ramayana ?

Ans:- Kamban

Ques:- Which river’Swargadwari’ is located at ?

Ans:- Ganga

Ques:- Who increased the Mansab from Rs. 5,000/- to 7,000/- ?

Ans:- Akbar

Ques:- Which political party was called ‘Rajadroha Ka Karkhand’ by the British ?

Ans:- Indian National  Congress

Ques:- Who established the Central Hindu School at Banaras ?

Ans:- Annie Besant

Ques:- Rani Gidalu was one of the freedom fighter from the north-east. She hailed from which state.

Ans:- Nagaland

Ques:- Which state did not return Congress in power after the first provincial elections in 1937 ?

Ans:- Punjab

Ques:- Among Prairie, Steppes, Compos and Downs which is not a temperature grassland ?

Ans:- Compos

Ques:- Bermuda triangle is located ?

Ans:- Atlantic Ocean

Ques:- Which is correct descending order in terms of length of river ?

Ans:- Ganga, Godawari, Krishna, Narmada.

Ques:- Zulus tribe is found in

Ans:- Africa

Ques:- Among Mizoram. Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu and Andhar Pradesh which one has the highest sex ratio as per 2011 census ?

Ans:- Tamil Nadu

Ques:- Which is the largest producer coffee in world ?

Ans:- Brazil

Ques:- Among SAPTA, OPEC, EFTA and UPEC which one is not a trade block ?

Ans:- UPEC

Ques:- Which is the tallest dam of India ?

Ans:- Tehri in Uttrakhand

Ques:- What was the exact constitutional status of the Indian Republic on 26th January 1950 ?

Ans:- A SOVEREIGN Democratic, Republic

Ques:- Which former Presidents contested the election to the office of the President of India without resigning from the office of vice-President of India ?

Ans:- Dr. Zakir Hussin, R. Venkataraman, Dr. S.D. Sharma

Ques:- Which are the ways of acquiring citizenship of India ?

Ans:- Birth, Descent, Incorporation of Territory and Naturalization.

Ques:- The right to freedom under Article 19 of the Constitution of India may be suspended by the President of India ?

Ans:- Under Article 352

Ques:- Disagreement between the two Houses of Parliament on the …………………………….bills can be resolved by the Houses in a joint sitting ?

Ans:- An ordinary Bill and Private Member Bill

Ques:- Which union territories do not have any representative in the Rajya Sabha ?

Ans:- Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep

Ques:- Which languages have been declared by the Constitution to be the languages for conducting business in Parliament ?

Ans:- English and Hindi

Ques:- Which committee was the first to demand constitutional recognition for Panchayats ?

Ans:- L.M. Singhvi Committee

Ques:- In which states have the Panchayati Raj institutions been set up in conformity with the traditions and customs of the local people ?

Ans:- Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh

Ques:- Which mode/theorie views public policy as a continuation of previous government activities with some modifications ?

Ans:- Incremental Model

Ques:- The UN Human Rights Council(HRC) WAS SET UP IN :

Ans:- 2006

Ques:- What were the main findings of the N.N. Vohra Committee ?

Ans:- Nexus between Politicians , Bureaucrats and Criminals

Ques:- NABARD came into existence in the year ?

Ans:- 1982

Ques:- Who is the Chairman of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) at present ?

Ans:- Ashok Gulati

Ques:- The Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) was adopted in the year ?

Ans:- 1997

Ques:- What is India’s Global Position out of 187 countries as per UNDP’S Human Development Report 2011 ?

Ans:- 134

Ques:- Which is the correct measure of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) ?

Ans:- No. of Infant deaths during year divided by No. of live births during the year multiplied by 1000

Ques:- What was the average annual growth rate of Agricultural and allied Sector on India during 11th five year plan?

Ans:- 3.6

Ques:- “There is enough for everybody’s need but not enough for everybody’s greed” who said it ?

Ans:- M.K.Gandhi

Ques:- The Khadi and Village Industries Commission was established during which of the Five year Plans ?

Ans:- 2nd

Ques:- Which one is taken as the Base year for estimating GDP at constant prices in India 2012 – 13 ?

Ans:- 2004 – 2005

Ques:- Which Indian State has the lowest death rate according to census 2011 ?

Ans:- West Bengal

Ques:- In a national park protection is provided to :

Ans:_ Flora and Fauna

Ques:- Soil erosion can be prevented by :

Ans:- Afforestation

Ques:- Climatology is the science of :

Ans:- Climatic factors

Ques:- Ultimate source of energy for living being is :

Ans:- Sunlight

Ques:- ‘Jhum is aterm used for ;

Ans:- Shifting farming

Ques:- The working principle of a washing machine is :

Ans:- Centrifugation

Ques:- An air bubble in water will act like a ;

Ans:- Concave lens

Ques:- Diffusion of light in the atmosphere takes place due to

Ans:- Dust particles

Ques:- The characteristic odour of garlic is due to ;


Ques:- Which is an active component of clove oil ?

Ans:- Eugenol

Ques:- Among Boron, Zinc, Sodium and Copper which one is not an essential micronutrient for plants ?

Ans:- Sodium

Ques:- Fat present below the skin surface in or body, acts as a barrier against :

Ans:- Loss of heat from our body

Ques:- When ants bite, they inject ;

Ans:- Formic acid

Ques:- The “Stones” formed in human kidney consist mostly of :

Ans:- Calcium oxalate

Ques:- Cryogenic engines find application in :

Ans:- Rocket technology

Ques:- In eye donation, which part of doner’s eye is utilized ?

Ans:- Cornea

Ques:- The major component of honey is :

Ans:- Fructose

Ques:- Arteries supplying blood to the heart are

Ans:- Coronary arteries

Ques:- What is the average fat content of “Buffalo milk”

Ans:- 7.2%

Ques:- Which fuel causes minimum environ-mental pollution ?

Ans:- Hydrogen

Ques:- Standard 18 – carat gold sold in the market contains :

Ans:- 18 parts gold 6 parts other metals

Ques:- Which type of glasses can-off ultraviolet rays ?

Ans:- Crookes glass

Ques:- On the bank of which river is Nadaun town of Hamirpur District ?

Ans:- Beas

Ques:- Which mountain pass connects Spiti to Ladakh ?

Ans:- Kangla

Ques:- Among sultanpur palace, Bijli Mahadev, Deotbba and Kalatope which one is not in the vicinity of Kullu ?

Ans:- Kalatope

Ques:- In which town is Panchvaktra temple ?

Ans:- Mandi

Ques:- Which lake in Mandi district is known for floating islands ?

Ans:- Rewalsar

Ques:- Give the correct chronological order on which the Europeans travelled in Punjab and Shimla Hill States ?

Ans:- Thomas coryat-Forster-Moorcraft-Vigne

Ques:- Which action of Raja Sansar Chand prompted the hill chiefs to invite Gurkhas to invade Kangra ?

Ans:- His attack on kahlur state and capture some territory

Ques:- Which princely state is believed to be the oldest among the Shimla Hill States ?

Ans:- Bushahr

Ques:- Who negotiated the arrangement between the states of Kishmir and Chamba by which the latter became independent of the former  ?

Ans:- Col. Lawrence

Ques:- Raja of which state was treated by the wife of Dara Shikoh as her son ?

Ans:- Nurpur

Ques:- When did the consultative body of rulers of princely states known as Narendra Mandal came into existence ?

Ans:- 1921

Ques:- With which district of Himachal Pradesh is Kayang folk dance mainly associated ?

Ans:- Kinnaur

Ques:- Wth which is the NGO named Vishakha associated ?

Ans:- Women

Ques:- When was a Sanad granted to the Raja of Bilaspur by the British government confirming his possession on the right back of Satluj ?

Ans:- October, 1847

Ques:- Court poet of which princely state of Shimla Hills is the author of Shashi Vansh Vinod ?

Ans:- Bilaspur

Ques:- Who was the first person to vote in the first General Elections in India in 1951-52 ?

Ans:- Shyam Sharma Newgi of Kalpa

Ques:- In which year did the publication of Hindi daily Divya Himachal begin ?

Ans:- 1997

Ques:- Which tehsil of Mahasu district was carved out to form Kinnaur district ?

Ans:- Chini

Ques:- According to Annual Status Education report (ASER) 2012 – 13 What percentage of class V students of Himachal Pradesh Government and private schools can read only class II test ?

Ans:- 72.8

Ques:- Who led the amous Mandi conspiracy of 1914 – 15 ?

Ans:- Main Jawahar Singh

Ques:- Which day is observed as Anti-Leprosy Day ?

Ans:- January, 30

Ques:- After which Amercian scientist is ‘h-index’ named ?

Ans:- Jorge. E. Hirsch

Ques:- Which lake is jointly owned by China and India ?

Ans:- Pongong Tso

Ques:- Who is George Alexander Louis ?

Ans:- Third in line as heir to the British throne

Ques:- In which field did Frederick Sainger win Nobal prize twice ?

Ans:- Chemistry

Ques:- When was telegraph service closed in India ?

Ans:- July, 2013

Ques:- Who is Shinzo Abe ?

Ans:- Prime Minister of Japan

Ques:- With which game/sport is Deepika kumara associated ?

Ans:- Archery

Ques:- What is the name of the Pakistani bus that plies between Lahore and Delhi ?

Ans:- Sada-e-Sarhad

Ques:- For which work did Mridula Garg get the 2013 Sahitya Academy Award ?

Ans:- Miljulman

Ques:- According to Transparency International which are the most honest countries in the world in 2012 – 13 ?

Ans:- New Zealand and DENMARK

Ques:- Who was crowned as Miss World in 2013 beauty contest ?

Ans:- Megan Young of Philippiness.

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