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Punjab Public service commission 2009

General Studies Prelims

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  1. What is the Sex ratio of Punjab ?
    1. 927
    2. 843
    3. 876
    4. 858
  2. what is the period of the 11th five year plan
    1. 2005-10
    2. 2006-11
    3. 2007-12
    4. 2008-13
  3. What is the population density of Punjab
    1. 380
    2. 384
    3. 480
    4. .484
  4. Milk revolution is known by the name of ?
    1. yellow revolution
    2. white revolution
    3. green revolution
    4. blue revolution
  5. Dada sahib phalke award for the year 2009 was given to ?
    1. Tapan sinha
    2. manna dey
    3. V K murthy
    4. D D Ramanaidu
  6. Which of the following states leads in rice production in india
    1. West Bengal
    2. Uttar Pradesh
    3. Punjab
    4. Haryana
  7. Arrange the following states according to their size – from big to small
    1. Mah-MP-Raj_Andhra
    2. raj-andhra-UP-MP
    3. MP-Raj-Mah-Andhra
    4. Raj-MP-Mah-Andhra
  8. Rachna doab lies between?
    1. Chenab-jhelum
    2. Ravi-jhelum
    3. Ravi-Chenab
    4. Ravi beas
  9. Diesel component Works is situated in?
    1. Kapurthala
    2. Ambala
    3. Ferozepur
    4. Patiala
  10. Sikh Gurdwara Act was passed in the year?
    1. 1920
    2. 1925
    3. 1930
    4. 1935
  11. Which among the following is the most industrial city of Punjab?
    1. Amritsar
    2. Patiala
    3. Phagwara
    4. Ludhania
  12. What is the decadal growth of Indian population (according to census 2001)?
    1. 54%
    2. 54%
    3. 84%
    4. 94%
  13. Punjab was annexed in the year?
    1. 1889
    2. 1869
    3. 1849
    4. 1839
  14. Pushpa gurjal science city is situated in which district?
    1. Jalandhar
    2. Kapurthala
    3. Amritsar
    4. Patiala
  15. Punjabi sahit academy is situated at?
    1. New Delhi
    2. Patiala
    3. Jalandhar
    4. Ludhania
  16. Which is the largest Wheat producing state in the country?
    1. Punjab
    2. Haryana
    3. Madhya Pradesh
    4. Uttar Pradesh
  17. Battle of Wandiwash took place between?
    1. English-French
    2. English-Dutch
    3. French-Dutch
    4. English-Portuguese
  18. Atlas Mountain are located in which continent?
    1. North America
    2. South America
    3. Asia
    4. Africa
  19. Which among the following is the ‘National flower’ of India?
    1. Rose
    2. Lotus
    3. Dahila
    4. none of these
  20. Coins of Rupee One is issued by ?
    1. Reserve bank of India
    2. State bank of India
    3. Finance Ministry
    4. Government Printing press
  21. Who is the editor of Punjabi Tribune?
    1. Barjinder Singh Hamdard
    2. Jaswinder singh
    3. Varinder Walia
    4. Vijay Kumar Chopra
  22. Nobel Prize for Literature 2010 was given to?
    1. Mario vargas Llosa
    2. Herta Muller
    3. Arvind adiga
    4. Hillary Mantel
  23. Author of ‘Mhan Koshi’ is?
    1. Bhai veer singh
    2. Bhai Kahan singh
    3. Bhai sant singh
    4. Mohan singh
  24. Which among the following is called as ‘Guru Ki Kashi’?
    1. Takht Shri Damdama Sahib
    2. Takht Shri Patna Sahib
    3. Takht Shri hazur Sahib
    4. Takht Shri Keshgarh Sahib
  25. Guru Granth Sahib was accorded the status of ‘Guru’ in the year?
    1. 1664
    2. 1699
    3. 1704
    4. 1708
  26. Which sikh guru introduced the masand system?
    1. Guru Nanak dev ji
    2. Guru Angad dev ji
    3. Guru Amar Das ji
    4. Guru Arjan Dev ji
  27. Which among the following is called ‘First Saint of Punjab’?
    1. Bulle Shah
    2. Sheikh Farid
    3. Sant Tukaram
    4. Baba Namdev
  28. Indian Punjabi is written in which script?
    1. Devnagiri
    2. Shahmukhi
    3. Gurmukhi
    4. None of above
  29. Zafarnama was written by?
    1. Guru Angad dev ji
    2. Guru Gobind singh ji
    3. Guru Teg bahadur ji
    4. Guru Arjan Dev ji
  30. Who laid the foundation stone of Shri Harimandir sahib at Amritsar?
    1. Guru Nanak Dev ji
    2. Milan mir
    3. Guru Gobind singh ji
    4. Sheikh farid
  31. United Nations day is on
    1. 12 October
    2. 18 December
    3. 26 September
    4. 24 October
  32. Which dialect of Punjabi is called as ‘Taksali Punjabi?
    1. Majhi
    2. Doabi
    3. Malwai
    4. Poadhi
  33. Contribution of agriculture to Indian economy is?
    1. 50-60%
    2. 30-40%
    3. 25-35%
    4. 10-20%
  34. Who amongst the following is famous for giving ’14 points’?
    1. Motilal Nehru
    2. Jawaharlal Nehru
    3. Lala lajpat rai
    4. M A Jinnah
  35. Who is the author of Book “WE”?
    1. MS Golwalkar
    2. KB hedgewar
    3. Swami Vivekananda
    4. Mahamata Gandhi
  36. World Environment day is on?
    1. 5th March
    2. 5th June
    3. 8th April
    4. 15th September
  37. Goitre is caused due to deficiency of?
    1. Vitamin D
    2. Iron
    3. Iodine
    4. Calcium
  38. Terms ‘ Fixed Float and Free Float’ are related to?
    1. Issuing new currency
    2. Currency Exchange
    3. Taking Loan against currency
    4. all of above
  39. Normal Blood pressure of a human being is?
    1. 100-60
    2. 120-80
    3. 140-100
    4. 150-110
  40. Which of the following is the disease to brain?
    1. Hepatitis
    2. Polio
    3. Meningitis
    4. Cholera
  41. The Headquarters of Ghadar party were at?
    1. London
    2. New York
    3. San Francisco
    4. Paris
  42. Humayun Nama was written by ?
    1. Babur
    2. Abul Fazal
    3. Gulbadan Begum
    4. Bairam Khan
  43. Most important source of irrigation in Punjab is
    1. Canal
    2. Tubewell
    3. Well
    4. Rains
  44. Which is the nearest planet to the Earth
    1. Mercury
    2. Venus
    3. Mars
    4. Jupiter
  45. Which amongst the following has the longest coastline
    1. Gujarat
    2. Orissa
    3. Karnataka
    4. Kerala
  46. Which of the following pair of continents are so shaped that they fit into each other
    1. North America – South America
    2. Africa – South America
    3. North America – Africa
    4. None of the above
  47. Which of the following states is famous for its back waters
    1. Maharashtra
    2. Orissa
    3. Kerala
    4. Haryana
  48. Which of the following diseases is caused by bacterial infection
    1. Anthrax
    2. HIV
      Rabies
    3. Hepetitis
  49. Which one of the following sites has been recently added in the list of world Heritage sites ?
    1. Rock shelters Bhimbhetka
    2. Khajuraho Temples
    3. Sunderbans
    4. Jantar Mantar
  50. Which of the following blood group is called as universal donor
    1. O
    2. A
    3. B
    4. AB
  51. How many bones are there in an adult human being ?
    1. 195
    2. 202
    3. 206
    4. 210
  52. How many pairs of chromosomes are there in Humans?
    1. 21
    2. 23
    3. 25
    4. 26
  53. Which of the following writs is a command to a public authority to do or forbear to do something in the nature of public duty ?
    1. Habeas corpus
    2. Mandamus
    3. Quo warranto
    4. Certiorari
  54. who was the viceroy of India during the partition of Bengal
    1. Curzon
    2. Canning
    3. Minto
    4. Chelmsford
  55. Simon commission visited India in the year
    1. 1922
    2. 1928
    3. 1930
    4. 1932
  56. where did the ship Komagata Maru reach after its return to India
    1. Madras
    2. Bombay
    3. Calcutta
    4. Cochin
  57. home rule league was led by
    1. lala lajpat rai
    2. bipin Chandra pal
    3. Bal gangadhar Tilak
    4. Motilal Nehru
  58. Dev samaj was founded by
    1. Rabindra Nath Tagore
    2. Shiv Narain Agnihotri
    3. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
    4. Swami Dayanand Saraswati
  59. Indigo revolt is related to
    1. Prisoners
    2. farmers
    3. Soldiers
    4. None of the above
  60. Defence lawyers of the Kakori Conspiracy case was
    1. Gobind Ballabh Pant
    2. sachin Sanyal
    3. Rajinder Lahiri
    4. Ram Prasad Bismil
  61. Communist party of India was founded by
    1. Jyoti basu
    2. PC Joshi
    3. Harkishan Singh Surjit
    4. MN Roy
  62. Name the first Muslim president of the Indian National Congress
    1. Dadabhai Naroji
    2. Badruddin Tyabji
    3. Pherozeshah Mehta
    4. M A Ansari
  63. Who amongst the following is credited with conducting linguistic survey of India and thorough research on India language and dialects
    1. J C Hunter
    2. Humphrey Milford
    3. Sir Richard
    4. George A Grierson
  64. Large Hadron Collider Experiment is being done at
    1. France Germany Border
    2. Swiss Germany Border
    3. Swiss France Border
    4. Swiss Austria border
  65. What is the unit of hearing
    1. Fathom
    2. Decibel
    3. Parsex
    4. Dalton
  66. The founder of Facebook is
    1. Julian Assange
    2. Melinda Gates
    3. Mark Zuckerberg
    4. Steve Jobs
  67. who is the current President of South Africa
    1. Nelson Mandela
    2. Robert Mugawe
    3. Thabo Mbeki
    4. Jacob Zuma
  68. Symbol of Indian Rupee has been designed by
    1. Finance Ministry
    2. Home ministry
    3. D Udaya Kumar
    4. Umesh Yadav
  69. Largest Ship building yard in India is
    1. Cochin
    2. Kolkata
    3. Vishakhapatnam
    4. Mumbai
  70. which of the following is not cereal
    1. Maize
    2. Rice
    3. Sugarcane
    4. Wheat
  71. Rani Gaidinlieu a prominent fighter was active in which state
    1. Uttar Pradesh
    2. Rajasthan
    3. Manipur
    4. Bengal
  72. Benito Mussolini belonged to
    1. Cuba
    2. Hungary
    3. Russia
    4. Italy
  73. which Sikh guru met Mughal emperor Babur at Sayyadpur
    1. Guru Nanak Dev ji
    2. Guru Angad Dev ji
    3. Guru Arjan Dev ji
    4. Guru Hargobind ji
  74. Which of the following country is called the sugar bowl of the world
    1. Bolivia
    2. Cuba
    3. India
    4. Madagascar
  75. which of the following acts as boundary between India and china
    1. Durand line
    2. Radcliffe line
    3. Machmohan line
    4. Maginot line
  76. Haldia Refinery is situate in
    1. Assam
    2. Maharastra
    3. Gujrat
    4. west Bengal
  77. Balphakram National park is in which state
    1. Orissa
    2. Uttar Pradesh
    3. Meghalaya
    4. Sikkim
  78. stainless steel is an alloy comprising
    1. iron Chromium nickel
    2. iron Lead Chromium
    3. Irion Nickel lead
    4. Lead chromium Nickel
  79. In rig vedic times , Punjab was known as
    1. Pentapotamia
    2. Sapt Sindhu
    3. Parushtani
    4. Bramhavarta
  80. which of the following carries oxygenate blood from the lungs to the heart
    1. Pulmonary Artery
    2. pulmonary Vein
    3. both
    4. None
  81. Entomology is the study of
    1. fungi
    2. flowers
    3. insects
    4. birds
  82. Sri Goindwal Sahib was founded by
    1. Guru Amar Das ji
    2. Guru Arjan Dev ji
    3. Guru Angad Dev ji
    4. Guru Har rai ji
  83. Bombay plan was related to
    1. Tribal upliftment
    2. revival of economy
    3. farmers rights
    4. Train Robbery
  84. Famous book Legends of Punjab was written by
    1. Sobha Singh
    2. Master Tara Singh
    3. R C Temple
    4. Grierson
  85. Nathula Pass is located in
    1. Jammu and Kashmir
    2. Himachal Pradesh
    3. Uttarakhand
    4. Sikkim
  86. Bhakhra Nangal Dam is situated on river
    1. ravi
    2. Sutlej
    3. Beas
    4. Chenab
  87. Doctrine of Lapse theory was started by
    1. William Bentick
    2. Dalhousie
    3. Charles Metcalfe
    4. Curzon
  88. Which of the following place is associated with Indus valley civilization
    1. Amritsar
    2. Patiala
    3. Ludhiana
    4. Rupnagar
  89. Eighth Schedule of the constitution of India relates to
    1. Anti defection
    2. Union State Concurrent lists
    3. Languages
    4. Panchayati Raj
  90. Which article of the constitution deals with the impeachment of the President
    1. Article 51
    2. Article 61
    3. Article 72
    4. Article 76
  91. Pure gold is
    1. 20 carat
    2. 22 carat
    3. 24 carat
    4. 26 carat
  92. who started the news paper Bengal Gazette
    1. Mahatama Gandhi
    2. Annie Besant
    3. James August Hickey
    4. Rabindra Nath Tagore
  93. Which of the following is an indirect tax
    1. Income tax
    2. Wealth tax
    3. Customs duty
    4. Corporation
  94. swine flu is caused by
    1. H2N 4
    2. H1N2
    3. H1N1
    4. H2N1
  95. Best Indicator of economic growth is
    1. GDP at market price
    2. GDP at factor cost
    3. NNP at market cost
    4. NNP at factor cost
  96. Pick the odd one out
    1. Cycle
    2. Spokes
    3. Seat
    4. Handle
  97. Who heads the Nalanda mentor Group created for the revival of Nalanda university
    1. Sam Pitroda
    2. Prof Yashpal
    3. Amratya sen
    4. none of these
  98. “Heer Ranjha” was written by
    1. Damodar
    2. Hashim
    3. Bulleh Shah
    4. Waris shah
  99. Book “Neel Darpan” was written by
    1. Dinbandhu Mitra
    2. Dababhai Naoroji
    3. Motilal Nehru
    4. None of these
  100. Dr Amratya Sen got the Nobel prize in which field
    1. peace
    2. literature
    3. welfare economics
    4. chemistry
  101. 74th amendment to the constitution of India relates to
    1. Panchayati raj
    2. Urban local bodies
    3. Both
    4. None
  102. Pick the odd one out
    1. Sri Lanka
    2. Australia
    3. Asia
    4. Africa
  103. The Indian Sociologist was started by
    1. Shaymji Krihsna Verma
    2. M N Sriniwas
    3. Rahdhakamal Mukherjee
    4. M N Roy
  104. Khetri is famous for
    1. Coal
    2. Iron ore
    3. Mica
    4. Copper
  105. Who is known by the name of “Master Da ”
    1. Sachin Sanyal
    2. Ranindra Nath Tagore
    3. Chandrashekhar Azad
    4. Surya Sen
  106. Scientific name of Congress grass is
    1. Dementia
    2. Arborium
    3. Parthenium
    4. Scabrella
  107. Pick the odd one out
    1. Mercury
    2. Lead
    3. Antimony
    4. silver
  108. Which of the following are included in calculating inflation
    1. food
    2. fuel
    3. both
    4. None
  109. How many lok Sabha Members are elected from Punjab
    1. 13
    2. 11
    3. 21
    4. 19
  110. What is the objective of the 11th five year plan
    1. Inclusive growth
    2. Exclusive growth
    3. Cumulative growth
    4. Subjective growth
  111. At which place Mahatama Gandhi gave the famous speech of Quit India
    1. Brigade ground , Calcutta
    2. Gowalia tank, Bombay
    3. Azad Maidan , Allahabad
    4. Gowalia tank
  112. which launch vehicle was used for launching Chandrayaan 1 into space
    1. PSLV C 10
    2. GSLV F01
    3. PSLV C 11
    4. GSLV F 02
  113. Scientific name of Vitamin C is
    1. Thiamine
    2. Calciferol
    3. Niacin
    4. Ascorbic acid
  114. Central institute of cotton research is situated in
    1. Bathinda
    2. Nagpur
    3. Chandigarh
    4. Mumbai
  115. Bhaini Sahib Gurudwara in ludhiana is related to
    1. Radha Soami movement
    2. Namdhari Movement
    3. Nrankari Movement
    4. None of the above
  116. what is the targeted growth rate for 11th Five year plan
    1. 8%
    2. 9%
    3. 10%
    4. 11%
  117. Ozone hole is depleting due to
    1. HFC’s
    2. LFC’s
    3. SFC’s
    4. CFC’s
  118. Who led the sikh forces in the battle of Baddowal
    1. Lal Singh
    2. Tej Singh
    3. Sham Singh Attariwala
    4. Ranjodh singh
  119. which of the following battles was won by Mughal forces
    1. Bhangani
    2. Nadaun
    3. Nirmoh
    4. Chamkaur
  120. Name the countries which form the parth of the BASIC group
    1. Brazil , South Africa, India , China
    2. Bangladesh , Singapore , Indonesia , China
    3. Belgium , South Africa , India , China
    4. Brazil , Singapore , Indonesia , China
  121. Operation flood in Punjab was related to
    1. Milk
    2. Rice
    3. wheat
    4. flood control measures
  122. Which of the following separated the Lakshadweep island from the Minicoy islands
    1. Nine degree channel
    2. Ten degree channel
    3. Eight degree channel
    4. Five degree channel

 

 

 

 

  1. c
  2. c
  3. d
  4. b
  5. d
  6. a
  7. d
  8. c
  9. a
  10. a
  11. d
  12. a
  13. c
  14. b
  15. a
  16. d
  17. a
  18. d
  19. b
  20. c
  21. c
  22. a
  23. b
  24. a
  25. d
  26. d
  27. b
  28. c
  29. b
  30. b
  31. d
  32. a
  33. d
  34. d
  35. a
  36. b
  37. c
  38. b
  39. b
  40. c
  41. c
  42. c
  43. b
  44. b
  45. a
  46. b
  47. c
  48. a
  49. d
  50. a
  51. c
  52. b
  53. b
  54. a
  55. b
  56. c
  57. b
  58. b
  59. b
  60. a
  61. d
  62. b
  63. d
  64. c
  65. b
  66. c
  67. d
  68. c
  69. a
  70. c
  71. c
  72. d
  73. a
  74. b
  75. c
  76. d
  77. c
  78. a
  79. b
  80. b
  81. c
  82. a
  83. b
  84. c
  85. d
  86. b
  87. b
  88. d
  89. c
  90. b
  91. c
  92. c
  93. c
  94. c
  95. d
  96. a
  97. c
  98. b
  99. a
  100. c
  101. b
  102. a
  103. a
  104. d
  105. d
  106. c
  107. a
  108. c
  109. a
  110. a
  111. b
  112. c
  113. d
  114. b
  115. b
  116. b
  117. d
  118. c
  119. d
  120. a
  121. a
  122. a