UPPCS PREVIOUS YEAR PAPER

2008- UPPCS Upper Subordinate Prelims Question Paper

UPPCS PREVIOUS YEAR PAPER

1. Which one of the following revolutionaries is not associated with Kakori Conspiracy case ?
(A) Ram Prasad Bismil
(B) Roshan Singh
(C) Bhagat Singh
(D) Ashfaque-ullah Khan

2. The province where Indian National Congress did not form Ministry after the general elections of 1937 was—
(A) Orissa
(B) Bihar
(C) Madras
(D) Bengal

3. Who of the following was not amongst the lawyers to fight the case of Indian National Army in 1946 in the Delhi Red Fort trial ?
(A) Bhulabhai Desai
(B) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(D) Dr. Kailash Nath Katju

4. With which dynasty of rulers would you associate the construction of the famous Kailash temple of Ellora ?
(A) Pallavas
(B) Cholas
(C) Rashtrakutas
(D) Chalukyas

5. Name the first recorded Muslim revolutionary who was hanged for India’s independence.
(A) Mohammad Ali
(B) Shaukat Ali
(C) Ashfaque-ullah Khan
(D) Azizuddin

6. The person who on April 4, 1919, delivered a speech on Hindu-Muslim Unity from the pulpit of Jama Masjid in Delhi was—
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Mahamana Malviya
(C) Lala Lajpat Rai
(D) Swami Shradhanand

7. The suggestion for the boycott of the British goods was first made by—
(A) Arvind Ghosh
(B) Krishna Kumar Mishra
(C) Rabindranath Tagore
(D) Surendranath Banerji

8. Arvind Ghosh was defended in the Alipore Bomb case by—
(A) B. C. Pal
(B) Motilal Nehru
(C) Bhulabhai Desai
(D) C. R. Das

9. In which of the following Jails, the book ‘Discovery of India’ was written by Jawaharlal Nehru ?
(A) Alipur Central Jail
(B) Ahmadnagar Fort Jail
(C) Yervada Jail
(D) Deoli Camp Jail

10. The person who returned his token of honour to Government of India on May 30, 1919 was—
(A) Jamna Lal Bajaj
(B) Tej Bahadur Sapru
(C) Mahatma Gandhi
(D) Rabindranath Tagore

11. Who coined the famous slogan ‘Inqilab Zindabad ?’
(A) Chandra Shekhar Azad
(B) Sardar Bhagat Singh
(C) Ashfaque-ullah Khan
(D) Abul Kalam Azad

12. Which of the following came to India after the Second World War in 1946 ?
(A) Cripps Mission
(B) Cabinet Mission
(C) Wavell Plan
(D) Simon Commission

13. Who brought about a compromise between Muslim League and Congress in 1916 ?
(A) B. G. Tilak
(B) Gokhale
(C) Annie Besant
(D) J. L. Nehru

14. The title given by the British Government to Mahatma Gandhi and which was surrendered during the Non-Cooperation Movement was—
(A) Hind Kesari
(B) Kaiser-e-Hind
(C) Rai Bahadur
(D) Rt. Honourable

15. Which of the following parties did not support ‘Quit India Movement ?’
(A) The Hindu Mahasabha
(B) The Communist Party of India
(C) The Unionist Party of Punjab
(D) All the above

16. Under which Article of the Indian Constitution, President of India can withhold his assent to a Bill passed by both the houses of parliament ?
(A) Article 63
(B) Article 108
(C) Article 109
(D) Article 111

17. The concept of Welfare State is included in the Constitution of India in—
(A) Fifth Schedule
(B) Directive Principles of State Policy
(C) Preamble
(D) Fundamental Rights

18. Which one of the following is correctly matched ?
(A) Citizenship
—Part III of the Constitution
(B) Fundamental Rights
—Part IV of the Constitution
(C) Fundamental Duties
—Part V of the Constitution
(D) The States
—Part VI of the Constitution

19. The Chief architect of the Prarthana Samaj in Maharashtra was—
(A) R. G. Bhandarkar
(B) M. G. Ranade
(C) Pandita Ramabai
(D) Gopal Ganesh Agarkar

20. In India the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament is appointed by—
(A) The President of India
(B) The Prime Minister of India
(C) The Speaker of the Lok Sabha
(D) The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha

21. The Indian Constitution is divided into—
(A) 16 Parts
(B) 22 Parts
(C) 24 Parts
(D) 25 Parts

22. Under which one of the following Articles of Indian Constitution, Governor can reserve any bill for the consideration of President ?
(A) Article 169
(B) Article 200
(C) Article 201
(D) Article 202

23. Under the Constitution, who is the guardian of the Fundamental Rights ?
(A) Parliament
(B) President
(C) Supreme Court
(D) Cabinet

24. Which of the following statements is not correct in relation to Dr. Manmohan Singh ?
(A) Former Finance Minister
(B) Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India
(C) Former Chairman of the Finance Commission
(D) Former Representative of India in International Monetary Fund

25. The agency which estimates National Income of India is—
(A) Reserve Bank of India
(B) Planning Commission
(C) Ministry of Finance
(D) Central Statistical Organisation

26. The percentage share of agriculture in the national income of India during the last five decades has—
(A) Declined slowly
(B) Not changed
(C) Increased slowly
(D) Increased significantly

27. The Preamble given to the Constitution—
1. is enforceable in a court of law.
2. is important and has its utility.
3. states the objects of governance.
4. aids the legal interpretation of the Constitution.
Select the correct answer from the code given below—
Codes :
(A) 1 and 2
(B) 2 and 3
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) 2, 3 and 4

28. In India disguised unemployment is a prominent feature mainly of—
(A) Tertiary sector
(B) Secondary sector
(C) Primary sector
(D) None of the above

29. The Indian Institute of Pulse Research is situated at—
(A) New Delhi
(B) Varanasi
(C) Kanpur
(D) Lucknow

30. Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched ?
(A) Aurangabad—Andhra Pradesh
(B) Palanpur —Gujarat
(C) Hubli —Maharashtra
(D) Guntur —Orissa

31. Uttar Pradesh holds the first place in India in the production of—
(A) Rice and Wheat
(B) Wheat and Sugarcane
(C) Rice and Sugarcane
(D) Wheat and Pulses

32. Which one of the following is the oldest industry of India ?
(A) Jute
(B) Cotton Textiles
(C) Tea
(D) Sugar

33. Golden Quadrilateral Project is associated with the development of—
(A) Highways
(B) Ports
(C) Power Grids
(D) Tourism Network

34. In India, the State with the lowest population density is—
(A) Arunachal Pradesh
(B) Himachal Pradesh
(C) Mizoram
(D) Sikkim

35. The State having the highest Scheduled Caste population in India is—
(A) Rajasthan
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Uttar Pradesh

36. Which one of the following crops is the major food grain in India ?
(A) Wheat
(B) Rice
(C) Maize
(D) Pulses

37. More than one-fourth of India’s urban population lives in the two States of—
(A) Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal
(B) Maharashtra and Gujarat
(C) Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu
(D) Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh

38. The largest producer of pulses in India is—
(A) Andhra Pradesh
(B) Bihar
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Rajasthan

39. More than half of the country’s production of rice comes from the four States of—
(A) West Bengal, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Orissa
(B) West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh
(C) Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Assam
(D) Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa

40. Which one of the following statements is false ?
(A) Peninsular region is geologically the oldest part of India
(B) The Himalayas represent the youngest folded mountains in the world
(C) The Western Coast of India has been formed by the depositional activity of rivers
(D) The Gondwana rocks have the largest deposits of coal in India

41. Which one of the following is a cold current of the South Atlantic Ocean ?
(A) Canary current
(B) Benguela current
(C) Agulhas current
(D) Brazil current

42. The deepest lake in the world is—
(A) Pushkar Lake
(B) Lake Superior
(C) Victoria Lake
(D) Baikal Lake

43. Bisrampur is famous for the mining of—
(A) Copper Ore
(B) Iron Ore
(C) Coal
(D) Manganese

44. Vindhyan rocks contain large deposits of—
(A) Lime stone
(B) Basalt
(C) Lignite
(D) Iron ore

45. Which one of the following regions of India, is highly affected by soil erosion ?
(A) Malwa Plateau
(B) U. P. Tarai
(C) Andhra Coast
(D) Chambal Valley

46. The deepest trenches of the Ocean are found in—
(A) Indian Ocean
(B) Pacific Ocean
(C) Arctic Ocean
(D) Atlantic Ocean

47. Air is filled in vehicle tyres because—
(A) It is non-conducting
(B) It is cheap
(C) It has low density
(D) It is highly compressible

48. An iron ball weighing 10 kg wt on the earth will weigh in space—
(A) Less than 10 kg wt
(B) More than 1 kg wt
(C) Exactly 10 kg wt
(D) Zero kg wt

49. Radar is used for—
(A) Detecting objects by using light waves
(B) Reflecting sound waves to detect objects
(C) Determining the presence and location of objects with radio waves
(D) Tracking rain bearing clouds

50. If a rock is brought from the surface of the moon to the earth, then—
(A) Its mass will change
(B) Its weight will change but not its mass
(C) Both mass and weight will change
(D) Both mass and weight will remain the same

51. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched ?
(A) Apiculture —Honey bee
(B) Sericulture —Silk worm
(C) Pisciculture —Lac-insects
(D) Horticulture —Flowers

52. The human hormone ‘insulin’ is produced in—
(A) Liver
(B) Pancreas
(C) Kidney
(D) Pituitary

53. When does heart rest ?
(A) Never
(B) While sleeping
(C) Between two beats
(D) While doing yoga

54. The nuclear fuel in the sun is—
(A) Helium
(B) Hydrogen
(C) Uranium
(D) Alpha particles

55. Which one of the following elements is used in the manufacture of safety matches ?
(A) Graphite
(B) Phosphorus
(C) Silicon
(D) Sodium

56. Sound travels in the form of—
(A) Transverse waves
(B) Longitudinal waves
(C) Stationary waves
(D) None of the above

57. Match List–I with List–II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List–I
(a) Wavelength
(b) Energy
(c) Intensity of sound
(d) Frequency
List–II
1. Hertz 2. Angstrom
3. Joule 4. Decibel
Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 2 3 4 1
(B) 1 2 3 4
(C) 2 3 1 4
(D) 2 1 3 4

58. The disease caused by swelling of the membrane over spinal cord and brain is—
(A) Leukaemia
(B) Paralysis
(C) Sclerosis
(D) Meningitis

59. The Minimata disease of Japan in 1953 was caused by eating fish contaminated by—
(A) Nickel
(B) Lead
(C) Mercury
(D) Cadmium

60. Match the pollutants with their longterm effects with the help of the given code :
Pollutants
(a) Carbon monoxide
(b) Oxides of Nitrogen
(c) Soil-particles
(d) Lead
Effects
1. Damage to liver and kidney
2. Cancer
3. Ailments related to breathing
4. Central nervous system
Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 2 3 4 1
(B) 4 3 2 1
(C) 1 2 3 4
(D) 3 4 1 2

61. Assertion (A) : The tail of Comet is always away from the Sun.
Reason (R) : The tail of Comet is made up of gases and small ice particles.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below :
Codes :
(A) Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)
(B) Both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
(C) (A) is true but (R) is false
(D) (A) is false but (R) is true

62. Which one of the following is not a sub-atomic particle ?
(A) Neutron
(B) Proton
(C) Deuteron
(D) Electron

63. In the Seven New Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza is included. Where is it situated ?
(A) Mexico
(B) Peru
(C) Jordan
(D) Rome

64. Novelist Dorris Lessing has won 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. To which country, the novelist belongs ?
(A) USA
(B) Spain
(C) U. K.
(D) France

65. Match List–I with List–II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists :
List–I
(a) Stethoscope
(b) Sphygnomanometer
(c) Caratometer
(d) Lux meter
List–II
1. To measure intensity of light
2. To check purity of gold
3. To hear heart sound
4. To measure blood pressure
Codes :
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 1 2 3 4
(B) 4 3 2 1
(C) 3 4 2 1
(D) 2 1 4 3

66. Radioactive dating is a technique which can be used to measure—
(A) The age of rocks
(B) Composition of rocks
(C) Colour of rocks
(D) Weight of rocks

67. Which one of the following States has the maximum number of Wildlife Sanctuaries (National Park and Sanctuaries ) ?
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) West Bengal

68. According to a decision taken by the Cabinet in February 2008, the Government would increase the strength of Judges in the Supreme Court. Under this decision, apart from the Chief Justice of India, the Supreme Court would then have—
(A) 32 Judges
(B) 30 Judges
(C) 28 Judges
(D) 26 Judges

69. The first Disaster Management Training Institute of the country is being established at—
(A) Hyderabad (A. P.)
(B) Bangaloru (Karnataka)
(C) Latoor (Maharashtra)
(D) Chennai (Tamil Nadu)

70. From the list given below, name the T. V. Channel which will cover only Engineering and Technology subjects ?
(A) Vigyan Darshan
(B) Eklavya
(C) Parivartan
(D) Avishkar

71. Who among the following has been appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in India ?
(A) Shabana Azmi
(B) Shah Rukh Khan
(C) Amitabh Bachchan
(D) Sharmila Tagore

72. In March 2008 Kanshi Ram Khel Ratna Award was given to—
(A) Piyush Chawla
(B) Praveen Kumar
(C) R. P. Singh
(D) Tanmay Srivastava

73. In 2007 the ASEAN Summit was held at—
(A) Bali
(B) Vientiane
(C) Kuala Lumpur
(D) Cebu

74. From the given below, select the one which has been declared a ‘World Heritage Site.’
(A) Corbett National Park
(B) Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
(C) Rajaji National Park
(D) Gir Forest

75. National Environment Engineering Institute is located at—
(A) Cuttack
(B) Jamshedpur
(C) Nagpur
(D) Ranchi

76. In the 15th Asian Games, India bagged the largest number of medals in—
(A) Athletics
(B) Wrestling
(C) Shooting
(D) Tennis

77. 2012 Olympic Games will be held at—
(A) Moscow
(B) New York
(C) Tokyo
(D) London

78. The 2010 Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held in—
(A) Germany
(B) India
(C) Pakistan
(D) Spain

79. On the occasion of 40th Anniversary of Booker Prize, three Indian writers have been short listed in February 2008 for the ‘Best of the Booker Prize.’ Name the one from the given who has not been short listed.
(A) Salman Rushdie
(B) Arundhati Roy
(C) Kiran Desai
(D) Vikram Seth

80. India is developing Cryogenic Technology. Which Country/Agency amongst the following does not possess this technology ?
(A) European Space Agency
(B) Brazil
(C) United States of America (USA)
(D) Japan

81. The Chola Kingdom was finally finished by—
(A) Mahmud Ghaznavi
(B) Bakhtiyar Khilji
(C) Muhammad Ghori
(D) Malik Kafur

82. The earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian sub-continent comes from—
(A) Koldihwa
(B) Lahuradeva
(C) Mehrgarh
(D) Tokwa

83. Who was the ruler of India when the East India Company of Britain was set up ?
(A) Aurangzeb
(B) Jehangir
(C) Akbar
(D) Humayun

84. The official mascot of the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held at Delhi is—
(A) Sheru—the Lion
(B) Mithoo—the Parrot
(C) Chhotu—the Rabbit
(D) Rohu—the Fish

85. Who were instrumental in deposing Raziya Begum ?
(A) Afghans
(B) Mongols
(C) Turkish
(D) Arabs

86. The Prayag Prasasti gives information about military campaigns of—
(A) Chandragupta–I
(B) Samudragupta
(C) Chandragupta–II
(D) Kumargupta

87. The ‘Dharm Chakra Pravartan’ mentioned in the Buddhist texts is—
(A) His (Buddha’s) Philosophy
(B) His first sermon delivered at Sarnath
(C) His religious ideals
(D) Buddhist rituals

88. Who among the following was given the title of Shaikh-ul-Hind ?
(A) Baba Fariduddin
(B) Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki
(C) Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti
(D) Shaikh Salim Chisti

89. Which Sultan of Delhi established separate Agriculture department which planned the rotation of crops ?
(A) Iltutmish
(B) Balban
(C) Alauddin Khilji
(D) Mohammad Bin Tughlaq

90. There is similarity in AVESTA RIGVEDA. To which region Avesta belongs ?
(A) India
(B) Iran
(C) Israel
(D) Egypt

91. Which Muslim ruler enforced price control system for the first time ?
(A) Alauddin Khilji
(B) Iltutmish
(C) Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq
(D) Sher Shah Suri

92. During pre-Mughal times, which one of the following places was considered to be the ‘Shiraj’ of India ?
(A) Ajmer
(B) Agra
(C) Jaunpur
(D) Patna

93. In the Hunter Commission report special emphasis was laid on the development of—
(A) Girl’s education
(B) Higher education
(C) Technical education
(D) Primary education

94. For the first time, the token currency in India was introduced by—
(A) Iltutmish
(B) Alauddin Khilji
(C) Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq
(D) Sher Shah Suri

95. Two of the following States which Aurangzeb had conquered in Deccan were—
(A) Ahmednagar and Bijapur
(B) Bidar and Bijapur
(C) Bijapur and Golkonda
(D) Golkonda and Ahmednagar

96. Recent excavations at the Harappan site of Sanauli have revealed—
(A) Human burials
(B) Animal burials
(C) Residential houses
(D) Defence wall

97. Which one of the following states of Rajputana did not willingly accept Akbar’s sovereignty ?
(A) Amer (Amber)
(B) Mewar
(C) Marwar
(D) Bikaner

98. Which of the following inscriptions speaks of both Chandragupta and Ashoka ?
(A) Nasika Prasasti of Gautamiputra Satakarni
(B) Junagarh inscription of Mahakshatrapa Rudradaman
(C) Girnar edict of Ashoka
(D) Junagarh inscription of Skandagupta

99. In ancient India, which one of the following issued gold-coin regularly ?
(A) Satwahan
(B) Shak
(C) Kushan
(D) Parthiyan

100. The place situated in Uttar Pradesh where Harshavardhan organised Buddhist Council, was—
(A) Kashi
(B) Prayag
(C) Ayodhya
(D) Sarnath

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