Solved Question Paper Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services (HPAS) Combined competitive 2016

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This paper held on 5 June, 2016.  For this test a canidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 35 years. The candidate must be a citizen of India. The candidate must posses a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from a recognised University.. The candidate who has appeared at an examination, the passing of which would render him eligible the examination. The candidate who intends to appear in such qualifying examination, may also apply provided the qualifying examination is completed before the commencement of this of this examination. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination, if otherwise eligible, but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if otherwise elgible,but the admission would be deemed to br provisional and subject to cancellation if they do not produce proof of having passed the examination, failing which their candidature shall automatically stand cancelled.

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Ques:- Among pond, lake, wwtland and open ocean which one is not a fresh water ecosystem ?

Ans:- Open Ocean

Ques:- Which of the Climate control, Recreational benefits, Winds and Food is not an ecossystem service ?

Ans:- Winds

Ques:- Desert ecosystems are characterized by annual rainfall of less than

Ans:- 25cm

Ques:- Which place is reputed to be world’s most biologically diverse ?

Ans:- Yasuni tropical rain forest

Ques:- India is home to how many mammalian species ?

Ans:- 350

Ques:- Which is not a factor threatening extinction of several species in India ?

Ans:- Socio-cultural practices

Ques:- According to pairs agreement on climate change, the rise in average temperature of earth’s surface above pre-industrial levels should be limited to

Ans:- 2 degree centigrate

Ques:- The acronym UNFCC represents

Ans:- United Nations Framework on Climate Change

Ques:- In the context of climate change, measures undertaken by Government of India have a target of electric power generation by renewable energy

Ans:- 350 GW

Ques:- When a body is taken from the earth to moon

Ans:- Weight changes but mass remains the same

Ques:- Decibel is used to measure the intensity of

Ans:- Sound

Ques:- Which vegetable oils does not contain essential fatty acids ?

Ans:- Sunflower oil

Ques:- Usually fuels on burning causes pollution. Which fuel causes minimum environmental pollution.

Ans:- Hydrogen

Ques:- Vegetables are easily perishable because of their high content of

Ans:- Water

Ques:- Sweat mainly serves to eliminate

Ans:- Water, NaCL

Ques:- In a poultry unit the factor most influencing the cost is the cost of

Ans:- Silkworm

Ques:- A pressure cooker works on the principle of

Ans:- Elevation of boiling point of water by application of pressure

Ques:- Among Hierarchy, Hereditary occupation, Exogamous marriages, Untouchability which one is not the feature of caste system ?

Ans:- Exogamous marriages

Ques:- Ashish Boas well known for his concept

Ans:- BIMARU States

Ques:- Which state of india was the first to pass Jamindari Abolition Act ?

Ans:- Uttar Pradesh

Ques:- In which year was the protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act passed ?

Ans:- 2005

Ques:- Which is not an indicator of Human Development Index ?

Ans:- Level of urbanization

Ques:- Of which river’s tributaries are Phojal, Servari and Hansa streams.

Ans:- Beas

Ques:- What is the architectural style of Adi Brahma temple of Khokhan ?

Ans:- Pagoda

Ques:- With which region of H.P. is Bonangchyu dance associated ?

Ans:- Kinnaur

Ques:- According to 2011 census which district of H.P. has the highest number of urban households ?

Ans:- Shimla

Ques:- Who was the court poet of Raja Dharam Chand of Kangra who wrote Dharam Chand Natak around 1562 AD

Ans:- Manik Chand

Ques:- To which princely state did Zorawar Singh General of Raja Gulab Singh who invaded Ladakh and Baltistan during 1834-41 belong ?

Ans:- Kehlur

Ques:- When did the Chandrabhaga valley which was held as Jagir by the families of Tibetan origin come under the sway of Kullu ?

Ans:- Seventeenth century

Ques:- The territory of which of the following princely state was divided between two cousins/scion Vijay Singh and Ram Singh during the nineteenth century ?

Ans:- Siba

Ques:- Around which year did captain R.C Lee set up an apple orchard on Kullu area.

Ans:- 1870 AD

Ques:- Which Raja of Sirmaur princely state shifted the capital of his state from Rajban to Kalsi8 in the beginning of the thirteenth century.

Ans:- Udit Parkash

Ques:- Which Raja of Bushahr princely state received Hang-Rang valley from Tibet as Jagir ?

Ans:- Kehri Singh

Ques:- Around which year did Russian painter Nicholas Roerich visit Naggar in Kullu district for the first time ?

Ans:- 1923

Ques:- Which Raja of Bangahal princely state was treacherously killed by Raja Siddha Sen of Mandi ?

Ans:- Prithi Pal

Ques:- In which river basin is Upper Joiner hydro-project.

Ans:- Ravi

Ques:- Which school did Amrita Shergill join in Shimla around 1924-25 ?

Ans:- Jesus and Mary

Ques:- At which place in Kullu district of H.P. is first farm ?

Ans:- Patli Kuhi, Moheli, Nagini

Ques:- Which bank is collaborating with the H.P. Government in implementing Doodh Ganga Yojana ?


Ques:- Which agency is managing Himachal Pradesh State wide area Network services.

Ans:- M/s Orange Business services

Ques:- Who founded the Himachal Pradesh Vikas Congress ?

Ans:- Pandit Sukh Ram

Ques:- Which two districts of Himachal Pradesh are covered under Backward Region Grant fund of Ministry of Panchyati Raj, Government of India

Ans:- Chamba and Sirmaur

Ques:- Who has secured India’s 12th Olympic quota berth shooting for the Rio Games.

Ans:- Sanjeev Rajput

Ques:- Who has been appointed as UP’S LOkayukta ?

Ans:- Sanjay Mishra

Ques:- Which Indian States will get the first ever solar-stellar observatory.

Ans:- Gujarat

Ques:- India celebrated its first constitution day on

Ans:- 26th November, 1949

Ques:- In which state ‘Hornbill’ festival has been observed to uphold Unity in Diversity ?

Ans:- Nagaland

Ques:-Who among Avinash Dixit, Sania Mirza, Priyanka Chopra Anjum Chopra has been awarded padma Vibhushan ?

Ans:- Avinash Dixit

Ques:- Who has won the Man Booker Prize 2015 ?

Ans:- Marion James

Ques:- Who built the Sudarshana lake in the Saurashtra region.

Ans:- Pushyagupta

Ques:-Which festival was most famous in Vijayanagar Empire.


Ques:- Which Bhakti poet of Maharashtra conveyed his techings through the numerous Abhangas.

Ans:- Tukaram

Ques:- Dare Shikoh was the disciple of which Sufi saint.

Ans:- Mian Mir

Ques:- Which state was not annexed to the English East India company’s dominious under Dalhousie’s Doctrine of Lapse

Ans:- Jodhpur

Ques:- Who established the East India Associated in 1866 in Lodon /

Ans:- Dadabhai Naoroji

Ques:- When was the civil Disobedience Movement finally off by Mahatma Gandhi

Ans:- 1934

Ques:- Which line separates India from Afghanistan.

Ans:- Durand Line

Ques:- What is the name of shifting cultivation Mexico.

Ans:- Milpa

Ques:- Which soil is best for cotton cultivation.

Ans:- Black soil

Ques:- Which is the longest river of the world.

Ans:- Nile

Ques:- Varkala beach is located in

Ans;- Kerala

Ques:- Who was the constitutional advisor to the constituent Assembly.

Ans:- Sir B.N.Rau

Ques:- The Central information Commission falls under

Ans:- The ministry of personnel

Ques:- During the term of office criminal proceedings cannot be instituated against.

Ans:- The president and the Governor

Ques:- Who decides the question of disqualification of a member of Parliament on grounds of defection.

Ans:- Presiding officer of the house

Ques:- Who was the power to declare a caste or a tribe as scheduled caste or scheduled tribe.

Ans:- President of India

Ques:- Who determines the area of a Lok Sabha constituency for the purpose of election.

Ans:- Delimitation Commission

Ques:- NITI Aayog

Ans:- Is neither a constitutional body nor a satutory body.

Ques:- Which committees recommended the creation of Nyaya Panchayats.

Ans:- Ashok Metha Committee and L.N.Singhvi Committee

Ques:- Who is the chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India.

Ans:- Arvind Subramanian

Ques:- What has been the growth rate of GDP of India during 2014-15 at the current prices and constant prices respectively ?

Ans:- 10.5% and 7.3%

Ques:- As per HDA, 2014 the Gender Inequality Index of India is

Ans:- 127

Ques:- The 14th Finance Commission has enhanced the states share in the central divisible pool of taxes from

Ans:- 32 % to 42%

Ques:- First Census was conducted in which year in India ?

Ans:- 1872+

Ques:- What is the population density of India and Himachal Pradesh respectively as per Census 2011 ?

Ans:- 382 and 123

Ques:- Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana was approved by Central Government on

Ans:- 13th January 2016

Ques:- As per the Census 2011, the average age is above 30 years for which states.

Ans:- Kerala, goa. Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh

Ques:- Which one is not a function of Reserve Bank of India.

Ans:- Management of ficcal deficit

Ques:- Swabhiman is a

Ans:- Financial inclusion initiative

Note :-

In the event of a tie,order of merit shall be determined in accordance with the highest marks secured in the viva-voce,should the marks in the viva-voce of the candidates who are in the tie be equal than the order of merit shall be decided in accordance with the highest marks obtained by such candidates in the aggregate of the compulsory subjects.

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