Download General Studies Exam Paper Himachal Pradesh Allied Services Exam 2012
This exam. paper held on 11 March, 2012.The preliminary, objective examination of qualifying nature consisting of general knowledge, everyday science, general English, general Hindi and current affairs 200 marks.The minimum educational qualification for this exam a candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Science or Engineering from a university recognised by the H.P./Central Government.
Download Himachal Pradesh Allied Services Exam. 2012
Ques:- The first Asian games were held at
Ans;- New Delhi
Ques:- The total area of Himachal Pradesh is
Ans:- 55,673 Sqkm
Ques:- Himachal Pradesh become the 18th state of the Indian union on
Ans:- 25 January 1971
Ques;- Among Satluj, Beas, Jhelum, Ravi which river does not flow through Himachal Pradesh ?
Ques:- In ancient times, Shivalik Hills were called
Ans:- Mainak Parvat
Ques:- Satluj enters in Himachal Pradesh at
Ans:- Shipki (Kinnaur)
Ques:- The hot springs of Manikaran are situated on the bank of
Ques:- ‘Bhimakali’ temple is situated at
Ques:- Dr. Y.S. Parmar was the first………………of H.P.
Ans:- Chief Minister
Ques;- The famous fish breeding centre in H.P. is located at
Ques;- Indian Instituate of advance studies is located at
Ans:- Summer Hill (Shimla)
Ques:- Among Renuka, Rewalsar, Pandoh, Khajjiar which one is not a natural lake ?
Ques:- Mahmood Ghazni plundered Nagarkot (Kangra) in
Ans:- 1009 A.D.
Ques:- Who was the first Vice-Chancellor of H.P. University ?
Ans:- Dr. R.K.Singh
Ques:- Mirza Hamidula Beg was the first……………of H.P.
Ans;- Chief Justice of H.P. High Court
Ques;- Roerich Art Gallery is located at
Ans;- Naggar (Kullu)
Ques:- Who is known as ‘Forontier Gandhi’ of H.P.?
Ans:- Bhajju Mal
Ques:- Which Gorkha leader defeated Sansar Chand of Kangra in 1805 A.D. near Hamirpur ?
Ans:- Amar Singh Thapa
Ques:- Who was the leader of agitators of Dhami tragedy on July 16, 1939 ?
Ans:- Bhagmal Sauhta
Ques;- The famous Sun temple of H.P. is located at
Ques:- Zanskar Mountain Range separates Himachal Pradesh from
Ques:- From which place Yamuna river originates ?
Ans:- Yamunotri in Uttrakhand
Ques:- ‘Mahima library’ is situated at
Ques:- “Bhuri Singh Museum” is situated at
Ques:- On 26th January 1948 interim Govewrnment was constituted in H.P. under the chairmanship of
Ans:- Shiva Nand Ramaul
Ques:- “Keergram” was the old name of
Ques:- Chur Chandni or Churdhar (3647m) mountain range falls in the district of
Ques:- Which town was founded by Ajbar Sen in 1526 A.D. ?
Ques:- The great national Himalayan park is located in ………………district .
Ques:-‘Khajjiar’ is the mini Switzerland of H.P. while ‘Mini Kashi’ of H.P. is……….
Ques:- According to 2011 census which is the most literate district of H.P. is……….
Ques:- According to 2011 census which is the most literate district of H.P. ?
Ques:- Among Lisbon, Baghdad, New York, Buenos AIres which place is likely to have a time ahead of GMT ?
Ques:- Among Eskimo, Boro, Pygmy, Masai which tribe practices pastoral nomadism ?
Ques:- Among Paradeep, Kolkata, Kochi, Visakhapattanam which one is not a major port on the west coast ?
Ques:- Where is the Anna International airport located ?
Ques:- According to 2011 census which state has the lowest population density /
Ans;- Arunachal Pradesh
Ques;- At the apex of the subordinate criminal courts stands the
Ans;- High court of the state
Ques:- Who had the distinction of being the first chief justice of India ?
Ans:- Hiralal J.Kania
Ques;- Among political review, judicial review, legal review which power is enjoyed by the supreme court ?
Ans:- Judicial Review
Ques:- Who has the power to set up common high courts in two or more states ?
Ans:- The Parliament
Ques:- Who is known as the ‘Grand old Man’ of India ?
Ans:- Dadabhai Naoroji
Ques;- The members of Rajya Sabha are elected by the members of Vidhan Sabha through
Ans:- Secret ballot
Ques:- Who is/are entitled to exercise vote through postal ballot ?
Ans:- Officials on election duty, members of armed forces & members of foreign services posted abroad
Ques:- Under whose Prime Minister ship was the antidefection Law passed ?
Ans:- Rajiv Gandhi
Ques:- ‘Public order’ figures in the
Ans;- State List
Ques:- Who acts as the returning officer for the election of the president ?
Ans:- Secretary general of Rajya Sabha
Ques;- Inflation, in theory, occurs
Ans:- When the price of essential commodities outstrips income
Ques:- National renewal fund (NRF) was instituted for the purpose of
Ans:- Rural reconstruction
Ques:- Open market operations of RBI refers to
Ans:- Trading in securities
Ques:- Which unit of valuation is known as ‘paper gold’?
Ans:- Special drawing rights (SDR)
Ques:- ‘Disguised unemployment’ refers to
Ans:- More persons employed for a job which a few can accomplish
Ques;- Panchayati Raj institutions are intended to strengthen
Ans:- Multi-Level Planning
Ques:- Complete the series ; 17, 51, 85, 119, =
Ques;- In a certain code, BAD are written as XZW, SAID is written as HZRW Love will be written as
Ques:- Prison is to humans as cage is to……………….
Ques:- Victory : defeat: Success:……………..
Ques;- Cork is to bottle as……………is to box.
Ques;- If tree is called green, green is called rain, rain is called water, water is called air, air is called blue, and where do the fish swim ?
Ques:- Rashmi is Virender’s mother’s daughter’s. What is her relationship with Virender ?
Ques:- If the day tomorrow is Sunday, What was it yesterday /
Ques;- A clock shows the time as 12:20. What is the angle the hour hand makes with the minutes’ hand ?
Ans;- 120 degree
Ques:- Who was the Chief Guest on the occasion of republic day parade on 26th January 2012 ?
Ans:- Prime Minister of Thailand
Ques:- Cooking oil can be converted into vegetable ghee by the process of
Ques:- The gas inside an electric bulb is
Ques;- Natural rubber is a polymer of
Ques:- The element not present in fertilizers is
Ques:- Chemically, cane sugar is
Ques:- Milk is an example of
Ques:- It is not advisable to sleep under a tree at night because trees release
Ans:- Carbon Dioxide
Ques;- The gas used for artificial ripening of green fruit is
Ques:- The purity of primary gold is
Ans:- 24 carat
Ques;- Washing soda is
Ans:- Hydrated sodium carbonate
Ques:- Dialysis is used for patients having
Ans;- Kidney trouble
Ques:- Enzymers are made up of
Ans:- Amino acids
Ques:- Absolute alcohol is
Ans:- 100% of proof
Ques;- Ozone is important to mankind because it
Ans;- Creates a protective coverage against ultraviolet rays
Ques:- For instant energy, athletes take
Ques;- Insulin is a pancreatic
Ques:- Megasthenes was the ambassador of
Ques:- In which language was the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita originally written ?
Ques:- Name the ruler of the Kushana Dynasty.
Ques:- The word Buddha means
Ans;- An enlightened one
Ques:- Buddha’s preachings were mainly related to
Ans:- Purity of thought and conduct
Ques:- The title ‘Vikramaditya’ was assumed by
Ans:- Chandragupta – II
Ques:- The famous Chinese pilgrim Fa-hien visited India during the reign of
Ans:- Chandragupta – II
Ques;- The remains of the Vijayanagar Empire can be found in
Ques:- Whose work is Bijak ?
Ques;- Ramanuja preached
Ques:- Firoz Shah founded many cities. Which amongst Jaunpur, Fatehpur Sikri, Hissar and Fatehabad was not built by him ?
Ans:- Fatehpur Sikri
Ques:- The ‘Bhakti’ movement of the 16th century had, as one of its leaders
Ans;- Guru Nanak
Ques:- Mughal culture greatly influenced Indian
Ques:- Amir Khusro was a poet, courtier and Historian in the Court of
Ans;- Allaudin Khilji (1296-1316 A.D.)
Ques:- Raja Rammohan Roy was connected with
Ans:- English education
Ques;- The partition of Bengal was intended to
Ans;- Create a wedge between Hindus and Muslims
Ques;- Rajtarangini written by Kalhan is
Ans:- A history of Kishmir
Ques:- In 1923, Swaraj Party gained absolute majority in
Ans:- Legislative Assemble
Ques:- The Rowlatt Act was passed in the year
Ques;- Who wrote the play ‘Andher Nagari Chaupata Raja ?
Ans:- Bhartendu Harish Chandra
Ques:- Who was the Congress President when India became free ?
Ans:- J.B. Kripalani
Ques:- The boundary between India and Pakistan was demarcated by
Ans:- Sir Cyril Radcliff
Ques:- The Headquarters of the Ghadar Party was at
Ans;- San Francisco, USA
Ques:- Which nationalist leader has been referred to ‘Lokhitwadi’?
Ans;- Gopal Hari Deshmukh
Ques:- Most of the weather phenomena take place in the
Ques;- Which gas in the atmosphere absorbs ultraviolet rays ?
Ques:- Where is the Doldrum belt located ?
Ans:- Near the Equator
Ques:- The velocity of winds is governed by
Ans:- Pressure gradient
Ques:- Name the instrument used for measuring humidity.
Ques:- Which amongst Easterlies, Westerlies, Drainage wind and Trade winds is not a planetary wind ?
Ans:- Drainage winds
Ques:- What is meant by the term ‘Cirrus’?
Ans:- High cloud
Ques:- Rainfall caused due to the presence of mountains in the way of winds is called.
Ans:- Orographic rain
Ques:- Plains formed due to the filling up of lakes are called
Ans:- Lacustrine plains
Ques:- Which amongst marble, coal,granite and slate is an organic rock ?
Ques:- Which soil is most common in the Indo-Gangetic Pain ?
Ques:- The term ‘epicentre’ is associated with
Ques:- Polynesians are believed to be a subgroup of
Ques:- Of which region is rice the most important crop ?
Ans:- Tropical monsoon
Ques;- Iron is obtained mostly from
Ques;- Which countries are separated by the Durand Line ?
Ans:- India and Afghanistan
Ques;- Cotton fibre is obtained from the
Ques;- Duncan pass is located between
Ans:- South and Little Andaman
Ques:- The Pacific ring of fire is associated with
Ans:- Volcanoes and earthquakes
Ques:- Where is the Gulf of Mannar located ?
Ans:- South of Kanyakumari
Ques:- Which are the oldest rocks in the country ?
Ques:- The highest peak in Indian territory is K2 in which range is it located ?
Ans:- Karakoram Range
Ques;- Among Ganga, Narmada, Brahmaputra and Krishna which river flows through a rift valley ?
Ques;- Which river of India is called ‘Tsangpo’ in one of its reaches ?
Ques;- The monsoon starts retreating from India in
Ques:- Where can one expect dry winters in India ?
Ans:- Bengal plain
Ques;- Which are the twin cities in India ?
Ans:- Hyderabad & Secunderabad
Ques;- Most plantations of tea, coffee and temperate fruits are laid out on
Ans:- Mountain soil
Ques:- Which crop is especially prone to bacterial blight ?
Ques:- What does the word ‘Murrah’ refer to ?
Ans:- A breed of buffalo
Ques;- In which part of India are thorn forests commonly found ?
Ans:- Rajasthan and Gujarat
Ques;- In which area is the deodar tree commonly found ?
Ans:- Alpine Forests
Ques:- Which state has more than 90 percent of its area under forests ?
Ans:- Arunachal Pradesh
Ques:- Where is the Wild Ass Sanctuary ?
Ques:- What is Jhoom ?
Ans:- A type of cultivation
Ques:- Which crop requires water-logging for its cultivation ?
Ques:- Which crop amongst bajra & rice, maize & jowar, barley & mustard, jowar & rice is not grown in the Kharif season ?
Ans:- Barley and Mustard
Ques:- On which river is the Nagarjuna Sagar project located ?
Ques:- Diamond mines are located in
Ans;- Madhya Oradesh
Ques;- A major plant of Hindustan Machine tools Ltd. Is in
Ques;- Where is the oldest oil refinery of India ?
Ques:- What is Chandipur at sea known for ?
Ans:- Missile testing range
Ques:- How many PIN zones has India been divided into ?
Ques:- Which river rises in the Aravallies and flows into Gulf of Cambay ?
Ques:- What is the other name of the cardamom hills ?
Ans:- Nilgiri Hills
Ques:- Common salt is obtained from sea water by the process of