UPPSC – Upper – Mains – 2014 – GS Paper I – Questions


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1. Match List-I with the List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I
A. Fatehpur Sikri
B. Jaunpur City
C. Agra City
D. Jama Masjid, Badaun
List – II
1. Iltutmish
2. Sikandar Lodi
3. Akbar
4. Feroz Shah Tughlaq

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 3 4 2 1
(b) 1 2 4 3
(c) 2 4 1 3
(d) 4 3 2 1

2. The Scheduled Tribe of U.P. having maximum population is
(a) Tharu
(b) Gond
(c) Khairwar
(d) Chero

3. GIDA is
(a) Ghaziabad Industrial Development Authority
(b) Gorakhpur Industrial Development Authority
(c) Gomti Industrial Development Authority
(d) Ganga Industrial Development Authority

4. In which of the following districts of U.P. is Aryabhatta Planetarium situated?
(a) Allahabad
(b) Lucknow
(c) Gorakhpur
(d) Rampur

5. Malaviya Chamatkar is a variety of
(a) Pea
(b) Pigeon-Pea (Arhar)
(c) Moong
(d) Wheat

6. Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute is located at
(a) Agra
(b) Kanpur
(c) Ferozabad
(d) Khurja

7. Which one of the following is a State University?
(a) Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi
(b) Allahabad University, Allahabad
(c) Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
(d) Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow

8. Match List-I with the List-Il and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (Fairs)
A. Kailash Mela
B. Navachandi Mela
C. Kalinger Mela
D. Soron Mela
List – II (Places)
1. Agra
2. Meerut
3. Banda
4. Etah

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 4 2 3 1
(c) 2 3 4 1
(d) 3 1 2 4

9. Match List-I with the List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I                                               List – II
(Persons)                                         (Awards)
A. Pt. Ravi Shankar                       1. Bharat Ratna
B. Veer Abdul Hameed                 2. Param Veer Chakra
C. Dr. Hazari Prasad Dwivedi     3. Padma Vibhushan
D. Pt. Kishan Maharaj                  4. Padma Bhushan

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 1 2 4 3
(c) 3 2 4 1
(d) 4 3 2 1

10. Mirzapur is famous for
(a) Kajari
(b) Charkula dance
(c) Panwara
(d) Nakta

11. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Oil Refinery – Mathura
(b) Fertilizer Plant – Lucknow
(c) Carpet Industry – Bhadohi
(d) Aluminium Production – Sonabhadra

12. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Birju Maharaj – Kathak
(b) Alha – Mahoba
(c) Amzad Ali Khan – Sarod
(d) Birha – Kannauj

13. India’s total merchandise trade as a percentage of G.D.P. has increased from 29.5% in 2004-05 to what percentage in 2012-13?
(a) 30.5 %
(b) 40.6 %
(c) 45.6 %
(d) 50.6 %

14. The long term vision of the Department of Commerce is to make India a major player in the world trade by the year
(a) 2018
(b) 2019
(c) 2020
(d) 2021

15. ‘Small Farmer’s Development Programme’ was started in the year
(a) 1947
(b) 1967
(c) 1980
(d) 1961

16. ‘Triticale’ is a cross between which of the following?
(a) Barley and Rye
(b) Wheat and Oat
(c) Wheat and Barley
(d) Wheat and Rye

17. Kisan Credit Card (KCC) Scheme for farmers was introduced in
(a) 1998-1999
(b) 1999-2000
(c) 2000-2001
(d) 2001-2002

18. Which of the following is C4 plant?
(a) Paddy
(b) Soya bean
(c) Maize
(d) Wheat

19. The first Agricultural University of the country is
(a) J.N.K.V., Jabalpur
(b) G.B.P.A.U., Pant Nagar
(c) P.A.U., Ludhiana
(d) R.A.U., Bikaner

20. Which one of the following countries is the major producer and consumer of pulses?
(a) U.S.A.
(b) China
(c) England
(d) India

21. National Horticulture Board was established in the year
(a) 1976
(b) 1987
(c) 1984
(d) 2002

22. Which State of India occupies largest area under Soya bean cultivation?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Rajasthan
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) Punjab

23. Which one of the following States is having largest area under hybrid rice cultivation?
(a) Bihar
(b) Karnataka
(c) Punjab
(d) Uttar Pradesh

24. ‘Farmers’ Day’ is celebrated on
(a) August, 23
(b) October, 23
(c) December,23
(d) February, 23

25. NABARD came into existence in the year
(a) 1979
(b) 1980
(c) 1981
(d) 1982

26. Which one of the following varieties of Mango is a regular bearing variety?
(a) Chausa
(b) Langra
(c) Dashari-1
(d) None of the above

27. Major Banks (14) were nationalized in the year
(a) 1968
(b) 1969
(c) 1970
(d) 1971

28. Match List-I with the List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I                             List- II
(Name of the Crop)     (Name of Disease)
A.Sugarcane                 1. Late Blight
B.Paddy                         2. Red Rot
C.Arhar                         3. Khaira
D.Potato                        4. Wilt

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 4 3 2 1

29. Match List-I with the List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (Institutes)
A. Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research
B. National Bureau of Plant Genetics Research
C. National Plant Protection Training Institute
D. Directorate of Wheat Research
List – II (Locations)
1. New Delhi
2. Hyderabad
3. Lucknow
4. Kanpur

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 3 1 2 4
(c) 4 3 2 1
(d) 2 3 4 1

30. Consider the following pairs:
(Name of the banks) (Locations of head office)
1. Allahabad Bank – Kolkata
2. Small Industrial Development Bank of India – Mumbai
3. The Overseas Bank – Chennai

Which one of the above pair is not correctly matched?
(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) 3 only
(d) 1 and 3 only

31. Dadheri is a late Harappan site of
(a) Jammu
(b) Punjab
(c) Haryana
(d) Uttar Pradesh

32. Rig-vedic religion was
(a) Polytheistic
(b) Monotheistic
(c) Monistic
(d) Liberaterian

33. Which of the following is the correct order of the Vedic literature?
(a) Vedic Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, Upnishadas
(b) Vedic Samhitas, Upnishadas, Aranyakas, Brahmanas
(c) Vedic Samhitas, Aranyakas, Brahmanas, Upnishadas
(d) Vedic Samhitas, Vedangas, Aranyakas, Smritis

34. Which of the events of Buddha’s life is known as ‘mahabhinishkramana’?
(a) His death
(b) His birth
(c) His departure from home
(d) His attainment of enlightenment

35. Which is the Correct chronological order of the following stupas?
(a) Bharhut, Sanchi, Amarawati, Dhamekh
(b) Amarawati, Sanchi, Bharhut, Dhamekh
(c) Sanchi, Amarawati, Bharhut, Dhamekh
(d) Dhamekh, Bharhut, Amarawati, Sanchi

36. In Indian architecture, ‘Surkhi’ was introduced by
(a) Kushans
(b) Guptas
(c) Sultanate Sultans
(d) Mughals

37. The Rath temples at Mahaballipuram were built by
(a) Cholas
(b) Pallavas
(c) Chedis
(d) Chalukyas

38. Who of the following Chinese travellers has given an account of relationship of China with India during the reign of Chalukyas?
(a) Fa-Hien
(b) Hieun-Tsang
(c) It-Sing
(d) Matwalin

39. Name the Chola King who conquered the northern part of Sri Lanka?
(a) Rajaraja-I
(b) Rajendra-I
(c) Parantaka-I
(d) Aditya-I

40. In Sangam Literature ‘Tolkappiyam’ is a text of
(a) Tamil poetry
(b) Tamil grammar
(c) Tamil architecture
(d) Tamil polity

41. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I
A. Hampi
B. Nagarjunikonda
C. Shishupalgarh
D. Arikamedu
List – II
1. Puducherry
2. Karnataka
3. Andhra Pradesh
4. Odisha

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 2 3 4 1
(b) 3 2 4 1
(c) 1 3 2 4
(d) 4 2 3 1

42. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur had not built the observatory at
(a) Ujjain
(b) Varanasi
(c) Mathura
(d) Allahabad

43. The Battle of Talikota was fought between
(a) Akbar and Sultan of Malwa
(b) Vijaynagar and Bahmani Kingdom
(c) Vijaynagar and combined forces of Bijapur, Ahmadnagar and Golkunda
(d) Sher Shah and Humayun

44. Who was the first Sultan of Delhi to Issue regular currency and declared Delhi as the capital of his empire?
(a) Nasiruddin Mahmud
(b) Iltutmish
(c) AramShah
(d) Balban

45. The first Sufi Saint of Chistia order in India was
(a) Shaikh Muinuddin Chisti
(b) Hamiduddin Nagauri
(c) Kutubuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki
(d) Nizamuddin Aulia

46. The most reputed disciple of Shaikh Farid who had seen the reign of as many as seven sultans of Delhi was
(a) Nizamuddin Aulia
(b) Shaikh Nasiruddin Chirag
(c) Shaikh Salim Chisti
(d) None of the above

47. Who one of the following painters of Jahangir’s reign was conferred the title of ‘Nadir-ul-Asra’?
(a) Daulat
(b) Bishandas
(c) Manohar
(d) Mansur

48. Select the correct chronological order of the Bhakti Saints from the following:
(a) Kabir, Guru Nanak, Chaitanya, Mirabai
(b) Kabir, Chaitanya, Guru Nanak, Mirabai
(c) Kabir, Mirabai, Chaitanya, Guru Nanak
(d) Guru Nanak, Chaitanya, Mirabai, Kabir

49. During the Mughal period ‘Maullim ‘ was
(a) a tax
(b) an administrative unit
(c) a ruler
(d) a ship
50. Consider the following which concluded the subsidiary alliances with Lord Wellesley and find the correct chronological order of their treaties from the codes given below:
1. Hyderabad
2. Mysore
3. Avadh
4. Sindhia

Codes:
(a) 1,2,3,4
(b) 1,3,4,2
(c) 4,3,2,1
(d) 3,2,1,4

51. In which of the following years British Government finally agreed to hold the Indian Civil Services (I.C.S.) examination simultaneously in India and England?
(a) 1922
(b) 1923
(c) 1924
(d) 1925

52. The original name of Banda Bahadur was
(a) Mahesh Das
(b) Lachhman Dev
(c) Dwarka Das
(d) Harnam Das

53. French East India Company was constituted during the reign of
(a) Louis XIV
(b) Louis XIII
(c) Louis XV
(d) Louis XVI

54. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
(a) Lord Cornwallis : Permanent Settlement
(b) Lord Wellesley : Subsidiary Alliance System
(c) Sir John Shore : Anglo-Nepal War
(d) Lord Hastings : Third Anglo-Maratha War

55. Which of the following is correctly matched?
(a) First Anglo Mysore War : Hyder Ali was defeated
(b) Second Anglo Mysore War : Hyder Ali defeated the British
(c) Third Anglo Mysore War : Tipu Sultan won the battle and did not cede his territory to British.
(d) Fourth Anglo Mysore War : Tipu was defeated and was killed in the thick of battle

56. Sir Adwin Ernald’s book ‘The Light of the Asia’ is based on
(a) Divavadana
(b) Lalitvistar
(c) Suttapitak
(d) Abhidhamrnapitak

57. Who one of the following had renounced the title of Haziq-ul-Mulk during Khilafat agitation?
(a) Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
(b) Mohammad Ali
(c) Shaukat Ali
(d) Hakim Ajrnal Khan

58. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
(a) Prarthana Sarnaj – Dr. Atmaram Pandurang
(b) Atmiya Sabha – Debendra Nath Tagore
(c) Brahmo Samaj of India – Keshab Chandra Sen
(d) Radhaswami Satsang – Tulsi Ram

59. ‘Dar-ul-Ulum’ was established by
(a) Maulana Shibli Numani
(b) Maulana Hussain Ahmad
(c) Maulavi Abdullah Chakralavi
(d) Maulana Ahmad Riza Khan

60. India House in London was established by
(a) Shyamji Krishna Verma
(b) Bartullah
(c) Virendranath Chattopadhyay
(d) Lala Har Dayal

61. Who one of the following is the biographer of Jawahar Lal Nehru?
(a) Frank Moraes
(b) Dom Moraes
(c) Louis Fischer
(d) Webb Miller

62. Who one of the following was not associated with Swaraj Party?
(a) Motilal Nehru
(b) C.R. Das
(c) N.C. Kelkar
(d) Rajendra Prasad

63. The English edition of ‘Gitanjali’ was published in the year
(a) 1910
(b) 1911
(c) 1912
(d) 1913

64. Which of following religions does not trust In the concept of ‘final annihilation of the world’?
(a) Buddhism
(b) Jainism
(c) Hinduism
(d) Islam

65. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (Organizations)
A. Land Holders’ Society
B. British India Society
C. Indian Society
D. Indian Association
List – II (Founders)
1. S.N. Banerji
2. Anand Mohan Bose
3. William Adams
4. Dwarkanath Tagore

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 4 3 2 1
(b) 4 2 3 1
(c) 3 2 4 1
(d) 4 1 2 3

66. Who of the following were elected to collaborate with Mahatma Gandhi who was to author the new Constitution of the Congress as per resolution of Indian National Congress at Amritsar Session, 1919?
1. B.G. Tilak
2. N.C. Kelkar
3. C.R. Das
4. LB. Sen

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Codes:
(a) 2 and 4
(b) 1 and 2
(c) 3 and 4
(d) 1 and 3

67. Who of the following had written, “India’s salvation will not be achieved under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi”?
(a) M.A. Jinnah
(b) Clement Richard Attlee
(c) Winston Churchill
(d) Subhash Chandra Bose

68. Consider the following events and find the correct chronological order of the events from the codes given below:
1. Special Session of Indian National Congress, Calcutta.
2. Demise of B.G. Tilak
3. Announcement of Peace terms to Turkey
4. Submission of unanimous report on Jallianwalabagh Massacre by Congress Committee.

Codes:
(a) 4,3,2,1
(b) 1,2,3,4
(c) 3,2,1,4
(d) 1,2,4,3

69. Who one of the following had commanded Mahatma Gandhi to spend first year in India ‘with his ears open but his mouth shut’?
(a) Dadabhai Naoroji
(b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(c) Pherozeshah Mehta
(d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale

70. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
(a) Avadh Kisan Sabha – Jawahar Lal Nehru
(b) United Indian Patriotic Association – Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
(c) All India Kisan Sabha – Acharya Narendra Dev
(d) Radical Democratic Party – M.N. Roy

71. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (Organizations)
A. Abhinava Bharat
B. Mitra Mela
C. Indian Republic Army
D. Hindustan Republic Association
List – II (Founders)
1. V.D. Savarkar
2. G.D. Savarkar
3. S.N. Sanyal
4. S. Sen

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 4 2 3 1
(d) 2 1 4 3

72. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
List – I (Newspapers)
A. Leader
B. Bombay Chronicle
C. Independent
D. Justice
List – II (Launcher/ Publisher)
1. Madan Mohan Malviya
2. Pherozeshah Mehta
3. T.M. Nair
4. Motilal Nehru

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 1 2 4 3
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 4 1 2 3

73. Who said “criticism and independent thought are the two characteristics of a revolutionary”?
(a) Bhagat Singh
(b) Ram Prasad Bismil
(c) Sachindranath Sanyal
(d) Bhagawati Charan Vohra

74. The former name of Harijan Sevak Sangh was
(a) All India Anti-Untouchability League
(b) All India Depressed Classes Association
(c) Depressed Classes Association for Social Reforms
(d) Association of Untouchables

75. Who one of the following was associated with ‘Komagatamaru episode’?
(a) Sardar Ajit Singh
(b) Baba Gurdip Singh
(c) V.D. Savarkar
(d) Sardar Bhagat Singh

76. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
Census – year Sex Ratio in India
(a) 1951 – 946
(b) 1991 – 938
(c) 2001 – 933
(d) 2011 – 940

77. The most densely populated country in East Asia is
(a) China
(b) Japan
(c) North Korea
(d) South Korea

78. Under the National Population Policy, 2000, the goal to attain population stagnation has been raised from 2045 to
(a) 2055
(b) 2060
(c) 2065
(d) 2070

79. Which one of the following is the most populous State in India as per Census of 2011?
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Odisha
(d) Uttar Pradesh

80. Population growth in India during the decade 2001-2011, was
(a) 17.6 %
(b) 19.5 %
(c) 21 %
(d) 22 %

81. In which of the following land locked States of India, the percentage of urban population is highest as per 2011 Census?
(a) Haryana
(b) Jammu and Kashmir
(c) Punjab
(d) Madhya Pradesh

82. Which one of the following States of India has sex -ratio (as per 2011 Census) above the national average?
(a) Jharkhand
(b) Gujarat
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Madhya Pradesh

83. Which of the following Union Territories has the lowest number of villages as per 2011 Census?
(a) Dadra and Nagar Haveli
(b) Daman and Diu
(c) Lakshadweep
(d) Puducherry

84. In which of the following Census a year in India was recorded the highest percentage change in population?
(a) 1971
(b) 1981
(c) 1991
(d) 2001

85. In terms of population as per 2011 Census, the correct sequence of the following districts of U.P. in descending order is
(a) Moradabad, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Lucknow
(b) Lucknow, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Moradabad
(c) Allahabad, Moradabad, Ghaziabad, Lucknow
(d) Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Moradabad, Allahabad

86. Consider the following statements about urbanization:
1. Urbanization is a ratio concept.
2. It takes place on account of in- migration factors.
3. It is a result of out-migration factors.
4. Increase in urban population is urbanization.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2, 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) All the four

87. Which of the following has the largest biodiversity?
(a) Temperate deciduous forest biome
(b) Tropical rain forest biome
(c) Temperate grassland biome
(d) Savana biome

88. Assertion (A): Green Revolution Technology played a crucial role in gradually transforming traditional agriculture into modern scientific one.
Reason (R): It did not involve much of social and environmental cost.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Codes:
(a) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are correct, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is correct.

89. Who of the following used the term ‘deep ecology’ for the first time?
(a) E.P. Odum
(b) C. Raunkiaer
(c) F.E. Clements
(d) Arnies Naess

90. Which of the following statements about bio-fuel is not correct?
(a) Bio-fuel is eco-friendly.
(b) Bio-fuel is cost-effective.
(c) Bio-fuel can contribute to remedy energy crisis.
(d) Bio-fuel is also made from corn.

91. International ‘Tiger Day’ is observed on
(a) 24th July
(b) 29th July
(c) 20th July
(d) 25th July

92. Which of the following is not true about the eco-system?
(a) It represents all living organisms and physical environment in any given space-time unit.
(b) It is a functional unit.
(c) It has own productivity.
(d) It is a closed-system.

93. National Biological Garden of India is situated in
(a) Mumbai
(b) Lucknow
(c) New Delhi
(d) Bengaluru

94. In which of the following years was constituted the ‘Central Ganga Authority’ by Government of India?
(a) 1975
(b) 1982
(c) 1985
(d) 1995

95. World Environment Day’ is observed on
(a) April, 5
(b) June, 5
(c) August, 5
(d) October, 5

96. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (Towns/Cities)
A. Davos
B. Barcelona
C. Auckland
D. Kandy
List – II (Countries)
I. Spain
2. New Zealand
3. Sri Lanka
4. Switzerland

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 4 1 2 3
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 1 2 4 3
(d) 3 4 2 1

97. Which of the following ocean currents does not belong to Indian Ocean?
(a) Agluhas Current
(b) Mozambique Current
(c) South Indian Ocean Current
(d) Benguela Current

98. Which of the following cities is called ‘Manchester of East’?
(a) Nagoya
(b) Tokyo
(c) Sendai
(d) Osaka

99. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (World Islands)
A.Alutian Islands
B.Bear Islands
C.Greenland
D.Franz Joseph
List – II (Owner Country)
1. Russia
2. Denmark
3. Norway
4. U.S.A.

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 4 3 2 1
(b) 1 2 3 4
(c) 3 1 4 2
(d) 2 4 1 3

100. Mauna Loa is an active volcano of
(a) Hawaii Islands
(b) Alaska
(c) Italy
(d) Japan

101. Which of the following IS called ‘Garden of lakes’?
(a) Finland
(b) Sweden
(c) New Zealand
(d) Greenland

102. Which one of following is the correct sequence of the countries in descending order of their nuclear power capacity as per 2012?
(a) Russia, Japan, China, France
(b) France, Russia, Japan, China
(c) Japan, Russia, France, China
(d) France, Japan, Russia, China

103. The Death Valley known as ‘Devil’s Golf Course’ is located in
(a) U.S.A
(b) Chile
(c) Siberia
(d) Afghanistan

104. Match List -I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (Means in polar areas)
A. Kayak
B. Inuit
C. Uniak
D. Sledge
List – II (Function)
1. Boat for transport
2. Dog pulled vehicle
3. Narrow hunting Boat
4. Snow house

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 3 4 1 2
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 1 2 3 4
(d) 4 3 2 1

105. Which of the following mountains is not the result of Tertiary orogeny?
(a) Kunlun
(b) Applachians
(c) Alps
(d) Andes

106. Assertion (A): Bihar is a backward State of the country.
Reason (R): It is characterized by regional disparities in the level of development.

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Codes:
(a) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are correct and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

107. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Shipki La – Himachal Pradesh
(b) Lipu Lekh – Arunachal Pradesh
(c) Nathu La – Sikkim
(d) Joji La – Jammu & Kashmir

108. Which of the following soils of India is most suitable for cotton cultivation?
(a) Regur soil
(b) Laterite soil
(c) Alluvial soil
(d) Red soil

109. Which of the following nuclear power plants has the highest total installed capacity?
(a) Kakarapar
(b) Kaiga
(c) Kudankulam
(d) Tarapur

110. The State of India with low acreage, but very high per hectare yield of groundnut is
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) West Bengal
(c) Punjab
(d) Chhattisgarh

111. Which of the following water-falls of India is located in Goa?
(a) Dhunwadhar Falls
(b) Dudhsagar Falls
(c) Nokhalikai Falls
(d) Landshing Falls

112. Which of the following lakes of India is located in Assam?
(a) Hamirsar Lake
(b) Koleru Lake
(c) Sala Lake
(d) Chapanala Lake

113. Which of the following is the correct sequence of States of India in descending order in terms of reserves of coal?
(a) Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh
(b) Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand
(c) Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh
(d) Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha

114. Which one of following facts about Bombay High Oil Field is not correct?
(a) Bombay High Oil Field lies 60 km off Mumbai coast.
(b) It was discovered in 1965.
(c) The first oil well was Sunk in 1974.
(d) It was discovered jointly by Russian and Indian teams.

115. Match List-I with the List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (River Valley Project)
A. Tilaiya Dam
B. Panchet Hill Dam
C. Rana Pratap Sagar Dam
D. Matatila Dam
List – II (River)
1. Damodar
2. Chambal
3. Barakar
4. Betwa

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 3 1 2 4
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 1 2 3 4
(d) 4 1 2 3

116. The 7th BRICS Summit of 2015 will be held in Russian city of
(a) Abaza
(b) Balakovo
(c) Kotovo
(d) Ufa

117. Prime Minister dedicated ‘Chutak Hydropower Station’ to the nation in August, 2014 in which of the following States, it is located?
(a) Gujarat
(b) Sikkim
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Jammu and Kashmir

118. Which one of the following countries has become the largest oil producing nation as per latest data released in July, 2014?
(a) Iran
(b) Saudi Arabia
(c) Russia
(d) U.S.A.

119. According to U.N. Population Report released in July, 2014, which one of the following is the most populous city?
(a) Mexico City
(b) Mumbai
(c) Beijing
(d) Sau-Paulo

120. What is the rank of India in Human Development Index according to the Human development Report released by U.N.D.P. 10 July, 2014, which covers 187 countries?
(a) 140th
(b) 135th
(c) 130th
(d) 73rd

121. Which of the following banks received ‘Core Banking System Initiative Award, 2014’?
(a) S.B.I.
(b) P.N.B.
(c) B.M.B.
(d) B.O.B.

122. For which one of the following reasons, Akhouri Sinha has been in news in second half of 2014?
(a) He was short listed for Booker’s Award, 2014.
(b) CBI Director, who at his residence allegedly met some persons who were being investigated.
(c) U.S. Geological Survey named a mountain in Antarctica after him.
(d) He was being considered for the post of next Chief Vigilance Commissioner.

123. Which one of the following is India’s most admired company as per the ‘Fortune Magazine’ list released in August, 2014?
(a) T.C.S.
(b) Wipro
(c) I.T.C.
(d) Idea Cellular

124. ISRO launched PSLV-23 on 30th June, 2014 with satellites of other countries also. The satellite of which of the following countries was not included in this launch?
(a) Germany
(b) Austria
(c) Canada
(d) Singapore

125. In July, 2014, India and Russia jointly participated in ‘Indra-14’ exercise in the ‘Sea of Japan’. The Indian Navy was represented by its two warships. Which one of the following Indian warships participated in this exercise?
(a) I.N.S. Shakti
(b) I.N.S. Shivalik
(c) I.N.S. Kamorta
(d) I.N.S. Sahyadri

126. In September, 2014, the historic referendum for independence was conducted in
(a) Ireland
(b) Ukraine
(c) Hong Kong
(d) Scotland

127. One of the important points of recently concluded Indo-Chinese Pact in September, 2014 was regarding alternate route to Kailash-Mansarovar from India. The proposed new route would pass through
(a) Kora La Pass
(b) Nathu La Pass
(c) Zoji La Pass
(d) Jelepa La Pass

128. The UNESCO has approved in June, 2014 ‘Himalayan National Park’ for inclusion in the world’s heritage sites. It is situated in
(a) Jammu and Kashmir
(b) Sikkim
(c) Himachal Pradesh
(d) Uttarakhand

129. Who amongst the following joined as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India in July, 2014?
(a) Kaptan Singh
(b) Dr. Amarjeet Singh
(c) Dr. C.A. Bandopadhyaya
(d) S.S. Mundra

130. The rank of India in medals tally in 17th Asian Games, 2014 held at Incheon is
(a) 7th
(b) 8th
(c) 9th
(d) 10th

131. Who amongst the following was declared ‘Player of the Match’ in the final of the 6th edition of Champions T-20 Cricket Tournament played in October, 2014 at Bengaluru?
(a) Suresh Raina
(b) M.S. Dhoni
(c) Gautam Gambhir
(d) Pawan Negi

132. Bimal Jalan will be first head of
(a) BRICS Development Bank
(b) Expenditure Management Commission
(c) Competition Commission of India
(d) None of the above

133. India has deployed the country’s first underwater multi-purpose observatory in the arctic region of North Pole in Sept., 2014. The name of this observatory is
(a) Gargi
(b) Kalpana
(c) Ind Arc
(d) Hind Arc

134. Which one of the following countries was visited by Chief Minister of U.P. in September, 2014 with an objective to attract overseas investment in the State?
(a) France
(b) Netherlands
(c) Denmark
(d) Australia

135. The construction work of all international cricket stadium in U.P. has been started recently in October, 2014 in
(a) Lucknow
(b) Varanasi
(c) Noida
(d) Agra

136. Director of ‘Gandhi’ film and Oscar Award winner who died recently in August, 2014 was
(a) Richard Attenborough
(b) Rob Skipper
(c) George Atten
(d) Robert Thompson

137. Consider the following statements about M.C. Mary Kom, the Indian woman boxer and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
(i) She won a gold medal in 16th Asiad.
(ii) She is mother of three children.
(iii) She has written a biography entitled ‘The Unbreakable’.
(iv) She has been five times World’s boxing champion and is the only Indian woman boxer who has won a gold medal in Asian Games.

Codes:
(a) All four statements are correct.
(b) (i) and (ii) are incorrect and rest (iii) and (iv) are correct.
(c) Only (i) is correct and rest (ii), (iii) and (iv) are incorrect.
(d) (i) is incorrect and rest (ii), (iii) and (iv) are correct.

138. Match List-I with the ‘list-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (Personalities passed away recently)
A. Bangaru Laxman
B. U.R. Ananth Murthy
C. B.K.S. Iyengar
D. Nanda
List – II (Fields they belonged to)
1. Cinema
2. Yoga
3. Literature
4. Politics

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 2 3 4 1

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140. The name of the Ebola Virus, which has recently been declared as epidemic by U.N., has been derived from the name of Ebola River. This river Ebola is located in
(a) Asia
(b) Africa
(c) South America
(d) North America

141. Who amongst the following will posthumously be honoured with Ashok Chakra, the Nation’s highest peace time gallantry award as announced in August, 2014?
(a) Wing Commander Havi Upadhyaya
(b) Major Mukund Varadrajan
(c) Lt. Colonel Manohar Kumar
(d) Lance Naik Bharat Kumar Kshetriya

142. Which of the following Scheduled Tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands took part in the last Parliament Election of 2014 for the first time?
(a) Jarawa
(b) Andamanese
(c) Shompen
(d) Aunge

143. The State Logo of Uttar Pradesh does not have
(a) Fishes
(b) Bow
(c) Arrow
(d) Peacock

144. Swachchha Bharat Abhiyan aims to achieve the target of ‘Clean India’ by the year
(a) 2024
(b) 2020
(c) 2019
(d) 2017

145. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Vindhyachal – Mirzapur
(b) Devasharif – Barabanki
( c) Hastinapur – Meerut
(d) Shringverpur – Faizabad

146. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(a) Kanpur – Chakeri
(b) Varanasi – Babatpur
( c) Lucknow – Amausi
(d) Agra – Fursatganj

147. U.P. Sanskrit Sansthan was established in the year
(a) 1950
(b) 1955
(c) 1965
(d) 1976

148. Long-term agricultural credit is provided by
(a) Primary Cooperative Society
(b) District Cooperative Bank
( c) Land Development Bank
(d) State Cooperative Bank

149. Which of the following pulse crops occupies largest area in U.P?
(a) Moong
(b) Pigeon-pea
(c) Pea
(d) Gram

150. Match List-I with the List-Il and select the correct answer from the codes given below:

List – I (Institutions)
A. Bhatkhande Sangeet Sansthan
B. Rajya Lalit Kala Academy
C. U.P. Sangeet Natak Academy
D. Bhartendu Natya Academy
List – II (Year of Establishment)
1. 1926
2. 1962
3. 1963
4. 1975

Codes:
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 4 3 2 1
(d) 3 2 1 4

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