(Paper) UP PCS Lower Subordinate Services Prelim Exam General Studies Solved Paper Year 2008
U.P. PCS Lower Subordinate Services (Pre.) Exam. 2008
Q.1. The Thermometer suitable to measure 2000°C temperature is—
(A) total radiation thermometer
(B) gas thermometer
(C) mercury thermometer
(D) vapour pressure thermometer
Q.2. The gas used for artificial ripening of green fruit is—
(C) carbon dioxide
Q.3. In which of the following districts India's largest mica belt is
(A) Balaghat and Chhindwara
(B) Udaipur, Ajmer and Alwar
(C) Hazaribagh, Gaya and Monghyr
(D) Salem and Dharmapuri
Q.4. Silent valley is situated in—
(D) Jammu and Kashmir
Q.5. The fastest computer of the world is—
Q.6. Which one of the following organizations is not related to science
and technology ?
Q.7. The name of the ICBM developed by India with a strike range of more
than 2000 km is—
Q.8. Geneco technology is—
(A) A defense system for prevention from AIDS
(B) A method for the development of species for food crops
(C) A techniques for pre-information regarding genetic diseases
(D) A technique for prevention of cataract
Q.9. 2, 4-D is—
(A) an insecticide
(B) an explosive
(C) a fungicide
(D) a herbicide
Q.10. The percentage of nuclear energy in India's total energy generation
Q.11. ‘Satish Dhawan Space Centre’ is located at—
(C) Shri Hari Kota
Q.12. Which one of the following scientists has carried out researches
both in the field of biology and physics ?
(A) Jagdish Chandra Bose
(B) Har Govind Khorana
(C) C. V. Raman
(D) Homi J. Bhabha
Q.13. Which one of the following is a bacterial disease ?
Q.14. An Offshore Patrol Vessel was inducted into Coast Guard in March
2010. It is named—
Q.15. To insulate the country from disruptions in supply of crude oil,
India has established ‘India Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd.’ It will
construct underground storages at three places. Identify the place which has not
been selected for the purpose.
Q.16. Presidents of USA and Russia recently signed a historic treaty
committing their respective country to drastically reduce arms. It was signed
(A) 15 January, 2010
(B) 18 May, 2009
(C) 08 April, 2010
(D) 12 February, 2010
Q.17. Russia has agreed recently to construct how many units of nuclear
Reactor at Kudankulam in TamilNadu ?
Q.18. Who of the following has been appointed as Chairman of Mumbai Stock
Exchange in March, 2010 ?
(A) Prof. Rakesh Mohan
(B) Prof. Bhagawati
(C) S. Ram Dorai
(D) Prof. Manoranjan Misra
Q.19. Who of the following is the fourth woman Judge appointed in the
Supreme Court in India in April, 2010 ?
(A) Justice Fatima Beevi
(B) Justice Sujata Manohar
(C) Justice Gyan Sudha Misra
(D) Justice Ruma Pal
Q.20. A World Expo 2010 as a grand event to showcase the best achievements
of human civilization has been opened on May 1, 2010. Where was this expo opened
(A) In Shanghai
(B) In Kuala Lumpur
(C) In Tokyo
(D) In Moscow
Q.21. Air Force Exercise Garuda-2010 was held by India jointly with which
of the following countries ?
(A) France and Singapore
(B) Australia and France
(C) Singapore and Australia
(D) None of these
Q.22. Which one of the following states bagged the ‘National Rural Health
Mission Award’ of the Government of India in April, 2010 ?
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(C) Madhya Pradesh
Q.23. Who of the following has been included in the ‘Hall of Fame’ by
I.C.C. in March, 2010 ?
(A) Sachin Tendulkar
(B) Sunil Gavaskar
(C) Kapil Dev
(D) Anil Kumble
Q.24. Who said, ‘Imperialism’ is dead as ‘dodo’ ?
(A) Ramje Macdonald
(B) Winston Churchill
(C) Clement Attlee
(D) Lord Wavell
Q.25. The annual session of Muslim League in the year 1970 was held at—
Q.26. The Indian National Congress had launched the Non Co-operation
Movement in the year—
(A) 1918 A.D.
(B) 1919 A.D.
(C) 1920 A.D.
(D) 1921 A.D.
Q.27. Who amongst the following made regular broadcast on Congress Radio
operated during Quit India Movement ?
(A) Jaya Prakash Narayan
(B) Subhas Chandra Bose
(C) Ram Manohar Lohia
(D) Sucheta Kriplani
Q.28. Which of the following newspapers advocated revolutionary terrorism
during the period of Indian freedom struggle ?
Choose the correct answer from the code given below :
(A) 1, 2
(B) 1, 3
(C) 2, 3
(D) 1, 2, 3
Q.29. The movement in India which became popular during the first World
War was the—
(A) Swadeshi and Boycott Movement
(B) Home Rule Movement
(C) Separatist Movement
(D) Swarajist Party Movement
Q.30. Arrange the following events in chronological order and choose the
correct answer using the code given below :
1. Jallianwalabagh Massacre
2. Chaurichaura Episode
3. Champaran Movement
4. Moplah Rebellion
(A) 1, 2, 3, 4
(B) 2, 1, 3, 4
(C) 3, 1, 4, 2
(D) 3, 1, 2, 4
Q.31. Match List-I with List-II and choose the correct answer from the
codes given below the Lists :
(a) Abul Kalam Azad
(b) Pherozeshah Mehta
(c) Annie Besant
(d) Mahatma Gandhi
1. Bombay Chronicle
3. Young India
4. New India
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 2 1 4 3
(B) 1 2 3 4
(C) 2 1 3 4
(D) 3 2 1 4
Q.32. Who of the following was the President of Indian National Congress
for consecutive six years ?
(A) Jawahar Lal Nehru
(B) Dadabhai Naoroji
(C) Abul Kalam Azad
(D) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Q.33. Who of the following had started the Khilafat Movement ? Choose the
answer from the code given below :
1. Shaukat Ali
2. Mohammad Ali
4. Abul Kalam Azad
(A) 1 and 2
(B) 1, 3 and 4
(C) 1, 2 and 3
(D) 1, 2, 3, 4
Q.34. Kakori Conspiracy Case took place in the year—
Q.35. In the Interim Government (1946) who held the Railways Portfolio ?
(A) Baldev Singh
(B) T. T. Chudrigar
(C) Asaf Ali
(D) Abdul Rab Nishtar
Q.36. The Province where Indian National Congress did not form ministry
after the General election of 1937 was—
Q.37. The transfer of capital of British India from Calcutta to Delhi was
effected during the period of—
(A) Lord Minto
(B) Lord Hardinge
(C) Lord Chelmsford
(D) Lord Reading
Q.38. Who was the leader of the Swadeshi Movement in Madras ?
(A) Srinivas Sastri
(C) Chidambaram Pillai
Q.39. Which one of the following statements is not correct about Dadabhai
(A) He wrote a book ‘Poverty and Un-British rule in India’
(B) He worked as a professor of Gujarati in the University College, London
(C) He laid the foundation of woman's education in Bombay
(D) He was elected as a member of British Parliament on the ticket of the Conservative Party
Q.40. Which one of the following was directly related to the Poona Pact of
(A) Indian women
(B) Indian labour class
(C) Indian farmers
(D) Indian depressed class
Q.41. Subhas Chandra Bose had founded ‘Forward Bloc’ in the year—
(A) 1936 A.D.
(B) 1937 A.D.
(C) 1938 A.D.
(D) 1939 A.D.
Q.42. The Gujarra minor rock edict, in which the name of Ashoka is
mentioned, is located in—
(A) Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh
(B) Datia district of Madhya Pradesh
(C) Jaipur district of Rajasthan
(D) Champaran district of Bihar
Q.43. Choose the correct pair from the following—
(A) Khajuraho —Chandellas
(B) Ellora caves —Saka
(D) Meenakshi Temple—Pallavas
Q.44. Which of the following sites has yielded skeleton of dog along with
human skeleton in burial ?
Q.45. Which of the following Ashokan inscriptions is devoted to the
principle of religious tolerance completely ?
(A) Rock edict XIII
(B) Rock edict XII
(C) Pillar inscription VII
(D) Bhabru minor rock edict
Q.46. The earliest evidence of agriculture in Indian sub-continent comes
Q.47. Which of the following mentions about the meeting of Sandrokottas
(Chandragupta Maurya) with Alexander, the Great ?
Q.48. Which Sultan of Delhi assumed the title of Alexander the Great ?
(B) Alauddin Khalji
(C) Mahammad Bin Tughlaq
(D) Sikandar Lodi
Q.49. 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 Chishti
Q.50. Which one of the following is correctly matched ?
(A) Kakatiya : Devagiri
(B) Hoyasala : Dwarsamudra
(C) Yadav : Warangal
(D) Pandya : Madura