KPSC KAS Key Answers 2017

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The option highlighted in orange color is the correct answer.

1) Consider the following statements :
A. Jharkhand is the leading produce of bauxite.
B. Andhra Pradesh is the leading producer of mica.
C. Karnataka is the leading producer of iron ore.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below:
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) A and B only
(d) C only

2) Which one among the following is an appropriate description of deflation?
(a) It is a sudden fall in the value of a currency against other popular currencies of the world
(b) It is a persistent recession in the economy for some considerable time period.
(c) It is a persistent fall in the general price level of goods and services.
(d) It is fall in the rate of inflation over a period of time.

3) During which of the following Mughal emperor’s time did Nadir Shah attack and loot Delhi and take the Peacock Throne with himself?
(a) Ahmed Shah
(b) Mohammad Shah
(c) Jahandar Shah
(d) Shah Alam

4) Consider the following statements :
1.The World Wetlands Day is observed every year on 2nd February to raise awareness 2nd February to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet.
2. The theme of World Wetlands Day for 2017 is “Wetlands for our Future : Sustainable Livelihoods”.
3. World Wetlands Day, 2017 was celebrated in Chilika Lake
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below:
(a) A only
(b) A and B only
(c) A and C only
(d) A, B and C

5) Who among the following from Karnataka participated in Gandhi’s Dandi March [Salt Satyagraha’?
(a) M.P.Nadkarni
(b) K.T. Bhashyam
(c) Mailara Mahadevappa
(d) T.Siddalingaiah

6) Recently, Majuli Island was declared as the world’s largest river island. Consider the following statements regarding the island:
1. Majuli is the nerve centre of Assamese neo-Vaishnavite culture initiated by Saint – reformer Sankardeva in the 15th century.
2. The island is formed by river Brhamaputra only.
3. It is the first Island district of the country.
Which of the above statements are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below:
(a) A and B only
(b) B and C only
(c) A and C only
(d) A, B and C

7) Which was the first Christian missionary to start a school in Mysore?
(a) Sewell Missionary
(b) Mysore Missionary
(c) Wesleyan Missionary
(d) Basil Missionary

8) Which of the following has launched India’s first “Agricultural Marketing and Farmer-friendly Reform Index”?
(a) Ministry of Agriculture
(b) NITI Aayog
(c) Ministry of Rural Development
(d) Ministry of Science and Technology

9) Which of the following is/are true with respect to the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme [GBS]?
1. Minimum investment is 1 gram of physical gold and maximum is capped at 1 kilogram.
2. The maximum tenure for the SGBs is 10 years
3. These bonds are available in DEMAT and paper form. It is tradable in stock exchange and can be used as a collateral for loans.
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below:
(a) A and C only
(b) B and C only
(c) C only
(d) A, B and C

10) Which of the following ladies wrote a historical account Humanyunama during the Mughal Period?
(a) Gulbadan Begum
(b) Noor Begum
(c) Zebunniassah Begum
(d) Jahanara

11) Indiana Railways strike of 1974 is a saga of heroism of ordinary railway workers and the biggest strike in the history of Indian Railways. The President of the All Indian Railwaymen’s Federation [AIRF] and the main leader of the strike was
(a) Jayaparkash Narayan
(b) George Fernandes
(c) Jagiivan Ram
(d) Narendra Desai

12) What is “Synlight”?
(a) A recently discovered place by NASA which produces light on its own through a combination of various physical and chemical reactions.
(b) It is a project dedicated for developing an ICBM [Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile] aimed at achieving one-tenth the speed of light.
(c) It is a project to simulate sunlight by producing an artificial sun.
(d) It is a powerful treatment of cancer using the photons of light energy

13) India and United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction signed a Statement of Cooperation [SoC] of the Sendai Framework of Disaster Risk Reduction in New Delhi. SFDRR is an International Treaty approved by UN member States in Sendai. Where is Sendai?
(a) Japan
(b) China
(c) Indonesia
(d) Malaysia

14) Consider the following statements :
A. Barren Island is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia along a chain of volcanoes from Sumatra to Myanmar.
B. Barren Island is a part of Andaman Islands.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below:
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor B

15) Consider the following measures :
1. Repo Rate
2. Cash Reserve Ratio [CRR]
3. Reverse Repo Rate
Which of the above given measures is/are used in Liquidity Adjustment Facility [LAF]?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below:
(a) A and B only
(b) B and C only
(c) A and C only
(d) A only

16) Consider the following statements regarding the Indus Water Treaty :
1. According to the treaty, Beas, Ravi and Sutlej are to be fully controlled by Pakistan, while Indus, Chenab and Jhelum are to be fully controlled by India.
2. Initially this treaty was brokered by the Asian Development Bank.
3. China is also a party to the agreement as Indus originates from Tibet, China.
4. It was signed by the Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the President of Pakistan Ayub Khan in Karachi on September 19,1960
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A and B only
(b) B and C only
(c) C and D only
(d) D only

17) The Centre has launched UDAN for regional air connectivity . Consider the following statements regarding UDAN :
1. Airlines will have exclusive rights for three years to fly on a particular regional route. On these routes for regional route. On these routes for regional flights. Airfares will be capped at Rs.2,500 for an hours’s flight.
2. The scheme UDAN envisages providing connectivity to unserved and under served airports of the country through building new airports with state of the art modern infrastructure.
3. The UDAN is likely to a give a major fillip to tourism and employment generation in the hinterland.
Which of the above statements are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A and B only
(b) A and C only
(c) B and C only
(d) A, B and C

18) Consider the following regarding the United Nations Security Council [UNSC] :
1. UNSC consists of 15 memebers.
2. Five permanent members are USA, UK, Japan, Russia and China.
3. Ten non-permanent members are elected on a regional basis to serve for five year terms.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) B and C only
(c) A and C only
(d) A, B and C

19) Which of the following temples was/were built by the Hoysalas ?
1. Chennakesava Temple at Somnathapura.
2. Lad Khan Temple at Aihole
3. Someshwara Temple at Bangalore.
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) B and C only
(c) A, B and C
(d) None of the above

20) Consider the following statements about the Reserve Bank of India:
1. Reserve Bank of India was nationalized on 1st January 1949.
2. Reserve Bank of India is a member bank of the Asian Clearing Union
Which of the above statements is / are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor B

21) An app “Kaizala” has been recently launched as a productivity app for Indian organizations which is powered by Azure Cloud platform. The service of this app is designed as a large group communication and work management. Which of the following technological giants has launched it?
(a) Verizon
(b) Microsoft
(c) Apple
(d) Wipro

22) A bank has recently acquired Snapdeal-owned mobile wallet Free Charge to strengthen its position in the payments space. This acquisition is expected to help the bank take a significant step towards digital distribution of financial products. Which bank has done it?
(a) ICICI Bank
(b) Axis Bank
(c) Barclays Bank
(d) HDFC Bank

23) A country has recently declared its government’s full independence from the International Monetary Fund [IMF] and World Bank, after announcing last year that it will no longer respond to their demands.
Which of the following countries has declared it ?
(a) Peru
(b) Bolivia
(c) Turkey
(d) Egypt

24) In which one of the Five Year Plans, was the EXIM Bank established in India?
(a) Second
(b) Fourth
(c) Fifth
(d) Sixth

25) Consider the following statements :
1. Island Development Agency [IDA] was set up on 1st June, 2017 following the Prime Minister’s review meeting for the development of islands.
2. After detailed consultation, 10 islands have been identified for the holistic development in the first phase.
3. Union Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired the first meeting held on 24th July, 2017.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) B and C only
(c) A and B only
(d) A, B and C

26) The Reserve Bank of India has designated Karnataka Bank as an A1 + class scheduled commercial bank. Where are the headquarters of the Karnataka Bank Ltd.?
(a) Bangalore
(b) Mangalore
(c) Mysore
(d) Udupi

27) Consider the following statements :
1. In India more than 60% of the total track kilometerage of railways is electrified.
2. The railway network in India is divided into 19 zones.
3. The Zonal Headquarters of East Central Railways are at Kolkata.
Which of the above statements are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A and B only
(b) A and C only
(c) A , B and C
(d) None of the above

28) Consider the following statements :
1. India ranks highest in Human Development Index [HDD] among all SAARC member countries.
2. India ranks lowest in Human Development Index [HDI] among all BRICS member countries .
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor B

29) A man observes that a flag-pole outside his home casts no shadow on 21st December at
12 o’clock noon. His home is at which of the following ?
(a) North Pole
(b) South Pole
(c) Tropic of Cancer
(d) Tropic of Capricorn

30) Match the Universities [List I] with their first Vice Chancellor [List II]
List I
[University]
A. University of Mysore
B. Kuvempu University
C. Mangalore University
D. Kannada University
List II
[First Vice-Chancellor]
1. Chandrasekhara Kambar
2. H.V Nanjundaiah
3. Shanthinatha Desai
4. B.Sheik Ali
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(a) 3 2 1 4
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 4 2 3 1
(d) 2 3 4 1

31) The Bangalore disturbances of 1928, also known as Ganapati Galabhe and Hindu Muslim Gharshane were a series of Hindu Muslim clashes which took place in the city of Bangalore over construction of a niche on a Ganesh idol in a school premises, Maharaja of Mysore constituted a committee to enquire into the event, Who was the head of the committee?
(a) Sir Mirza Ismail
(b) Sir M.Visvesvaraya
(c) K.T.Bhashvam
(d) Albion Banerjee

32) “The Sanskrit Language, whatever be its antiquity, is of a wonderful structure : more perfect than Greek, more copious than Latin and more exquisitely refined than either, yet bringing to both of them a stronger affinity, both in roots of verbs and in the form of Grammar…..” Which of the following scholars said the above statement?
(a) William Jones
(b) Thomas McCaulay
(c) Colebrooke
(d) John Gilchrist

33) The East India Company [EIC] was also known informally as which of the following?
(a) Daniels Company
(b) John Company
(c) Company of Interlopers
(d) Job Charlock Company
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company

34) Consider the following statements :
1. Amir Khusro created a new literary style in Persian which came to known as Sabaq-i-Hindi.
2. Amir Khusro was a disciple of Nizamudding Auliya.
3. He introduced the Perso-Arabic ragas etc.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) A and C only
(c) B and C only
(d) A, B and only

35) Consider the following statements :
1. Bhakti Saint Namdev was a tailor by profession
2. Bhakti Saint Kabir was a weaver by profession
3. Bhakti Saint Ravidas was a cobbler by profession.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) C only
(b) A and C only
(c) B and C only
(d) A, B and C

36) Consider the following statements about the Ahmedabad Mill Strike of 1918 :
1. It was related mainly to the dispute between the Indian workers and the European mill owners regarding hours of work and grant of leaves
2. Anusuya Ben Sarabhai, sister of the one of the rich mill owners of Ahmedabad was one of the leaders of the movement.
3. Gandhiji used the weapon of hunger strike.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A and B only
(b) B and C only
(c) A and C only
(d) A, B and C

37) The Current Account on the Balance of Payments in India is functionally classified into which two categories?
(a) Merchandise and Invisibles
(b) Loans and Amortisation
(c) Foreign Investments and Foreign Currency Deposits
(d) None of the above

38) Consider the following statements about Janani Suraksha Yojana [JSY] :
1. It was launched as a part of National Rural Livelihood Mission [NRLM]
2. The objective was to improve maternal and neo-matal health by provision of institutional deliveries.
3. It is a 100% Centrally Sponsored Scheme [CSSI]
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A and B only
(b) A and C only
(c) B and C only
(d) A, B and C

39) Which of the following projects of the Government of India is related to delivery of free messages relevant to pregnancy, delivery and childcare to the families of pregnant women?
(a) Kilkari
(b) Anmol
(c) Srijan
(d) Kishore

40) What was the average literacy rate of Karnataka in 2011 Census?
(a) 75.36%
(b) 57.63%
(c) 66.65%
(d) 81.14%

41) What is not true about PMAY – CLSS [Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme]?
(a) Beneficiaries of Economically Weaker Sections [EWS] and Low Income Groups [LIG] seeking housing loans from banks, Housing Finance Companies and other such institutions would be eligible for an interest subsidy for loans upto Rs.6 lakhs
(b) There is no Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme for Medium Income Groups [MIG]
(c) HUDCO and NHB have been identified as Central Nodal Agencies to channelize subsidy to the lending institutions and for monitoring the progress of this component.
(d) None of the above

42) With which of the following is the Hartog Committee Report associated with ?
(a) The growth of education in British India and potentialities of its future progress
(b) Working of diarchy as laid down in Montagu –Chelmsford reforms
(c) To review the features of India for future political reforms
(d) Report on existing condition of labourers and recommendations for amending labour laws

 

43) For the offer of which of the following did Gandhiji say, “It is a post dated cheque drawn on a crashing bank”?
(a) Cripps Mission offer of Dominion Status after the war
(b) Mont Ford reforms to introduce self-governance gradually in India.
(c) Simon Commission’s recommendations
(d) None of the above

44) The Tiananmen Square massacre in China was a reaction to
(a) Deng Xiaoping’s plan to receive the cultural revolution.
(b) Student demands for greater individual rights and freedom of expression
(c) China’s decision to seek Western investors
(d) Great Britain’s decision to return Hong Kong to China

45) Which country recently hosted the BRICS Youth Forum [BYF] in July 2017, to discuss the development of youth in the countries of the grouping?
(a) Brazil
(b) Russia
(c) China
(d) South Africa
Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/world/brics-youth-forum-opens-in-beijing-4766688/

46) The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has recently launched a new pension scheme for senior citizens in New Delhi in July 2017. It can be purchased offline as well as online, through LIC and is exempted from Service Tax or GST and will provide an assured return of 8% per annum payable monthly for 10 years. What is the name of the scheme?
(a) Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana [PMVVY]
(b) Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vikas Yojana [PMVVY]
(c) Pradhan Mantri Vriddha Vishesh Yojana [PMVVY]
(d) Pradhana Mantri Vaya Varun Yojana [PMVVY]
Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/jaitley-to-launch-pension-scheme-for-senior-citizens-on-july-21/article9781570.ece

47) The Defence Research and Development Organisation [DRDO] has recently rolled out India’s first unmanned remotely operated tank at its Chennai lab. What is the name of the Tank?
(a) Muntra
(b) Swayambhu
(c) Ojaswi
(d) Martand
Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/muntra-countrys-first-unmanned-tank-rolls-out-from-the-chennai-lab/articleshow/59819071.cms

48) Who presided over the Flag Satyagraha movement organized by the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee [KPCC] at Shivapura?
(a) Mailara Mahadevappa
(b) Mahatma Gandhi
(c) T.Siddalingaiah
(d) K.C.Reddy

49) The former James Bond movie star who starred in seven James Bond films like Moonraker [1979], Octopussy [1983], A view to a kill [1985] , died recently in Switzerland at the age of 89 in May 2017. What is the name of the star?
(a) Harrison Ford
(b) Roger Moore
(c) Sean Connery
(d) Guy Hamilton
Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-40018422

50) Identify the correct sequence of river catchment areas in Karnataka, in descending order :
(a) Kaveri, North Pennar, Krishna, Godavari
(b) Krishna, Kaveri, North Pennar, Godavari
(c) Krishna , Kaveri, Godavari, North Pennar
(d) North Pennar, Godavari, Kaveri, Krishna
Source: http://waterresources.kar.nic.in/river_systems.htm

51) With reference to the Electoral Bonds mentioned in Budget 2017-18, consider the following statements :
1. The bonds may be purchased by cash, cheque or draft from nationalized banks only.
2. They will be issued by the Election Commission of India.
3. They will be the only instrument to make donations to political parties other than these bonds no payment in any form can be made to political parties for donations.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) B only
(b) A and B only
(c) A, B and C
(d) None of the above

52) Consider the following statements regarding the ICC Champions Trophy, 2017 :
1.In the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Pakistan defeated India in the final played at The Oval , London.
2. The highest runs scored in this tournament were by Shikhar Dhawan from India.
3. The Man of the Match Award for the final match was given to Fakhar Zaman of Pakistan.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) A and C only
(c) C only
(d) A, B and C

53) With reference to the proposed Payments Regulatory Board in the Union Budget 2017-2018, consider the following statements :
1. It will replace the Board for Regulation and Supervision of Payment Systems.
2. Union Finance Minister will be the Chairman of the Board.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor B

54) Match the Waterfalls [List I] with the Rivers [List II] on which they are situated :
List I
[Waterfall]
A. Barkana
B. Magod
C. Lalguli
D. Shivaganga
List II
[River]
1. Kali
2. Sita
3. Sonda
4. Bedit
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(a) 4 1 2 3
(b) 2 4 1 3
(c) 2 1 4 3
(d) 3 2 1 4

55) Which of the following Sultans of Delhi introduced the practice of “Sijda” and implemented the Iranian theory of divine rights which said that the Sultan is the representative of God on Earth?
(a) Balban
(b) Alauddin Khilji
(c) Mohammad-bin-Tuglaq
(d) Iltutmish

56) Which of the following kings assumed the title of “Talakadugonda”?
(a) Veera Ballala III
(b) Kulothunga Chola III
(c) Vishnuvardhana
(d) Narasimha II

57) Match the Name of the Shifting Cultivation [List I] with the Country [List II]:
List I
[Name of Shifting Cultivation]
A. Huma/Ladang
B. Milpa
C. Ray
D. Roca
List II
[Country]
1. Brazil
2. Vietnam
3. Central America
4. Indonesia
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(a) 4 3 2 1
(b) 4 3 1 2
(c) 3 4 2 1
(d) 3 4 1 2

58) Consider the following statements about Morley-Minto reforms
1. It is also known as Indian Councils Act, 1909
2. It effectively legitimised the election of Indians to the various legislative councils in India for the first time.
3. The British concede the so called demand of Muslim leaders for separate electorates in this act.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A and B only
(b) B only
(c) B and C only
(d) A, B and C

59) Match the following coal deposit locations [List I] with their countries [List II] :
List I
[Coal Deposit Location]
A. Sichuan
B. Pennsylvania
C. Kizel
D. Ipswich
E. Talcher
List II
[Country]
1. USA
2. China
3. Australia
4. India
5. Russia
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D E
(a) 1 2 3 5 4
(b) 2 3 4 1 5
(c) 2 1 5 3 4
(d) 1 3 2 5 4

60) 46th session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] will take place in September, 2017 in which of the following places?
(a) Guadalajara
(b) Montreal
(c) New Delhi
(d) Kyoto

61) At which of the following places did the 2017 G20 summit, the twelfth meeting of the Group of Twenty Countries [G20], take place in July 2017?
(a) Hamburg, Germany
(b) Seine , Paris
(c) New York, USA
(d) London, UK

62) Consider the following statements :
1. Savanna climate is also known as Sudan type climate.
2. The Savanna climate is a transitional type of climate found between the equatorial forests and the trade wind hot deserts.
3. It is characterised by an alternate and distinct hot rainy season and cool dry season.
4. The Savanna type of climate is also found in the south western part of South America and southern part of Australia.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A and C only
(b) B and C only
(c) A, B and C only
(d) A, B, C and D
Source: https://iasmania.com/savanna-climate-sudan-type-climate-tropical-grasslands/

63) With reference to World War II, Germany , Italy and Japan together were known as
(a) The Resistance Movement
(b) The Axis Powers
(c) The Allies
(d) The Big Three
Source: NCERT Class 9 India and the Contemporary World Page No. 49

64) Match the following animals [List I] with their wildlife sanctuaries [List II] :
List I
[Animal]
A. Chinkara
B. Blackbuck
C. Four horned Antelope
D. Sloth Bear
List II
[Wildlife Sanctuary]
1. Ranebennur
2. Daroji
3. Rangayyanadurga
4. Yadahalli
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(a) 2 3 1 4
(b) 4 1 3 2
(c) 4 3 1 2
(d) 4 1 2 3
Source: http://www.aranya.gov.in/Static%20Pages/WildLife.aspx

65) Choose the correct statement about Aman – 17
(a) It is a naval exercise organised by Iran in order to win the confidence of the Middle East.
(b) It is the first space exploration programme by Afghanistan with the help of ISRO
(c) It is a multi-country naval exercise organized by Pakistan.
(d) It is a music concert for Hindustani and Pakistani music in India.
Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/navy-downplays-concerns-of-international-naval-exercise-by-pakistan/

66) For the Census 2011, Census Town should have satisfied which of the following criteria?
1. Minimum populationof 5000
2. At least 50 percent of the male main working population engaged in non agricultural pursuits.
3. A density of population of at least 400 per sq.km.
Which of the above criteria are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A and B only
(b) A and C only
(c) B and C only
(d) A, B and C
Source: http://censusindia.gov.in/2011-prov-results/paper2/data_files/kerala/13-concept-34.pdf

67) Match the types of mountains [List I] with mountain [List II]
List I
[Types of Mountains]
A. Fold mountains
B. Block mountains
C. Volcanic mountains
D. Residual mountains
List II
[Mountains]
1. Mount Mayon and Fuji
2. Rockes , Alps and Andes
3. Mount Monadnock
4. Black Forest of Rhineland and Hunsruck mountains
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(a) 1 2 4 3
(b) 2 4 1 3
(c) 3 2 1 4
(d) 2 3 1 4

68) Which is the world’s most heavily used inland waterway?
(a) Danube Waterway
(b) Rhine Waterway
(c) Volga Waterway
(d) Mississippi Waterway
Source: https://books.google.co.in/books?id=gqE_DAAAQBAJ&pg=PA119&lpg=PA119&dq=Worlds+Most+heavily+used+inland+waterway&source=bl&ots=yPioyBodTz&sig=CFhvYJxg4_wHd5TOg-AOGJeum0w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjHzJaRteXVAhVMuo8KHR2qD6MQ6AEIQTAF#v=onepage&q=Worlds%20Most%20heavily%20used%20inland%20waterway&f=false

69) Match the following items of List I with List :
List I
A. Third Schedule
B. Eighth Schedule
C. Fourth Schedule
D. Tenth Schedule
List II
1. Allocation of seats in Upper House
2. Disqualification on grounds of defection
3. Validation of certain acts
4. Official Languages of the Republic of India
5. Forms of oaths and affirmations
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(a) 1 3 4 2
(b) 5 4 1 2
(c) 5 4 2 1
(d) 1 4 2 3

70) Which one of the following Amendments of the Constitution abolished the Privy Purses and Privileges of the rulers of the former Indian States?
(a) 26th Amendment
(b) 28th Amendment
(c) 30th Amendment
(d) 32nd Amendment
Source: http://indiacode.nic.in/coiweb/amend/amend26.htm

71) Arrange the following in chronological order :
1. August offer
2. Simla Conference
3. Cripps Mission
4. Cabinet Mission Plan
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) 1,2,3,4
(b) 2,4,3,1
(c) 1,3,2,4
(d) 4,2,3,1
Source: August offer – 1940, Cripps Mission – 1942, Shimla conference – 1945, Cabinet Mission Plan – 1946

72) K.E.Mammen, the noted Gandhian and freedom fighter passed away recently. He hailed from which of the following States?
(a) Karnataka
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Kerala
(d) Tamilnadu
Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/jul/26/freedom-fighter-kemammen-passes-away-1633857.html

73) Inner Line Permit [ILP] is an official travel document issued by the Government of India to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited period in specific States. Which of the following States needs ILP for Indian citizens from outside those States to travel in protected areas?
1.Manipur
2.Mizoram
3.Nagaland
4.Arunachal Pradesh
5.Assam
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 only
(b) 2, 3 and 4 only
(c) 4 and 5 only
(d) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Source: http://mdoner.gov.in/content/inner-line-permit

74) Which of the following writs is issued by the High Court to a lower court or a quasi-judicial body to stop proceedings in a particular case where it has no jurisdiction ?
(a) Habeas Corpus
(b) Prohibition
(c) Quo Warranto
(d) Certiorari

75) Match the Articles of the Constitution [List I] with the Subjects [List II]
List I
[Article of the Constitution]
A. Article 155
B. Article 201
C. Article 213
D. Article 312
List II
[Subjects]
1. All India Services
2. Presidents power to appoint the Governor
3. Instructions of the President required for the Governor to make ordinance relating to certain matters
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 2 4 3 1
(d) 4 3 2 1

76. Consider the following statements regarding calling attention:
A. It is an Indian Innovation in the Parliament Procedure.
B. It is introduced in the Parliament by a Member of Parliament to call attention of a minister to a matter of urgent public importance and to seek authoritive statement from him on that matter.
C. It involves an element of censure against the government.
D. Unlike Zero hour which finds no mention in the Rules of Procedure, the calling attention is mentioned in the Rules of Procedure.
Which of the above statements correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below:
(1) A, B and C only
(2) B, C and D only
(3) A, B and D only
(4) A, C and D only
Source: http://rajyasabha.nic.in/rsnew/practice_procedure/book8.asp

77. The Islamic Sultanates of the Deccan (Ahmednagar, Bijapur, Golconda, Berar, Bidar) combined in 1565 to inflict a crushing defeat on the ruler of the Hindu Vijayanagar empire in the battle of Talikota. Who was the King of Vijayanagar at that time?
(1) Rama Raya
(2) Satyaki
(3) Tirumala
(4) Sadashiva Raya
Source: http://www.importantindia.com/11629/battle-of-talikota-1565/

78. Consider the following statements regarding the committee on Public Undertakings:
A. The committee consists of 22 members (15 from Lok sabha and 7 from Rajya Sabha)
B. The members of the committee are elected by the Parliament every year.
C. The Chairman of the committee is appointed by the Speaker from amongst its members drawn from Lok Sabha.
D. The Chairmanship of the committee is rotated among the member drawn from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Which of the above statements correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below:
(1) A, B and C only
(2) B and D only
(3) A, B and D only
(4) A and B only
Source: https://iaspoint.gktoday.in/article/committee-on-public-undertakings/

79. The employment elasticity refers to which of the following?
(1) Percentage change in employment with 1% point change in economic growth
(2) Creation of Jobs per unit of investment
(3) Creation of Jobs per unit of unemployed people
(4) None of the above
Source: https://iaspoint.gktoday.in/current/trends-in-employment-elasticity-in-india/

80. Which of the following statements regarding the pardoning power of the President is/are correct?
A. He has the pardoning power in respect of a sentence by a court martial.
B. He can grant respite and reprieve in case of punishment for an offence against any law of land, Union or state.
C. He alone can pardon a sentence of death.
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below:
(1) A only
(2) B only
(3) A and C only
(4) A, B and C
Source: http://www.bestcurrentaffairs.com/pardoning-power-president/

81. He was the commander-in-chief of the army Rani Chennamma. He fought with the British using guerrilla tactics. Who is this famous freedom fighter of Karnataka?
(1) Mudividu Krishnarao
(2) Aluru Venkata Rao
(3) Jogi Beeranna Nayak
(4) Sangolli Rayanna
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangolli_Rayanna

82. Match the travellers (List I) with the Kings of Vijayanagara empire (List lI) during whose period they had visited
List I List II
(Travellers) (Kings)
A. Abdur Razzes I. Devaraya I
B. Nicolli Conti II. Devaraya II
C. Fernao Nuniz III. Krishna Devaraya
D. Barbosa IV. Achyuta Raya
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(1) I II IV III
(2) II I IV III
(3) I II III IV
(4) I IV II III

Ans: Nicolo Conti and Abur Razzaq both visited duriing the reign of Devraya II
Source: http://www.vijayanagara.org/html/Forin_Visitors.html

83. The Maharaja of Mysore appointed which Committee in 1918 to investigate and report on the steps to be taken to encourage members of the important committees other than the Brahmins to seek employment under the government?
(1) L.G. Havanur Committee
(2) Nagana Gowda Committee
(3) Mecland Committee
(4) Leslie Miller Committee
Source: http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/70247/8/08_chapter%203%20background%20of%20non%20-%20brahmin%20movement%20and.pdf

84. Match the Committees of the Constituent Assembly (List I) with their Chairmen (List II) :
List I (Committee) List II (Chairman)
A. House Committee I. K.M. Munshi
B. Order of Business Committee II. Pattabhi Sitaramayya
C. Union Constitution Committee III. Sardar Patel
D. Provincial Constitution Commiittee IV. Jawaharlal Nehru
V. Mladi Krishnaswamy Ayyar
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(1) V II IV I
(2) II I IV III
(3) V II IV III
(4) I II IV III
Source: Indian Polity By M. Laxmikanth 4th edition Page No.: 2.3 & 2.4

85. Recently, NASA had launched OSIR1S-REx for a mission which is the first of its kind from the USA. Choose the mission objective from the following:
(1) To find water molecules in the atmosphere of Jupiter
(2) To explore the moons of Jupiter
(3) To reach Mars’ surface in search of water molecules
(4) To collect samples from the asteroid 101955 Bennu and to return to Earth
Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/science/nasas-osiris-rex-spacecraft-all-set-for-asteroid-mission-3019959/

86. The Autonomous District councils in tribal areas
A. have executive power.
B. have no judicial power.
C. have no legislative power.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(1) A and B only
(2) A and C only
(3) A only
(4) C only
Source: http://www.prsindia.org/media/articles-by-prs-team/in-parliament-961/

87. Which Amendment Act is known as the Anti Defect Act
(1) Fifty-Second Amendment
(2) Sixty-Second Amendment
(3) Sixty-Ninth Amendment
(4) None of the above
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chief_Ministers_of_Karnataka

88. Chronologically arrange the following Chief Ministers of Karnataka in ascending order:
A. Sri Veerendra Patil
B. Sri Kadidal Manjappa
C. Sri Gundu Rao
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below:
(1) B, C, A
(2) B, A, C
(3) C, A, B
(4) C, B, A
Source: https://www.karnataka.com/govt/list-of-chief-ministers/

89. Which of the following Suites and the year of their creation is incorrectly matched?
(1) Andhra Pradesh – 1956
(2) Maharashtra – 1960
(3) Arunachal Pradesh – 1987
(4) None of the above
Source: http://www.ejyoti.com/general/347-list-of-indian-states-union-territories-and-their-capitals-and-year-of.htm

90. The Delimitation Commission of India determined that the total number of Parliamentary seats allocated to Karnataka be in the following ratio:
A. Out of 28 Lok Sabha seats, 5 seats should be reserved for Scheduled Castes and 02 for Scheduled Tribes.
B. Out of 28 Lok Sabha seats, 07 seats should be reserved for Scheduled Castes and 05 for Scheduled Tribes.
C. Out of 224 Assembly seats, 76 seats should be reserved for Scheduled Castes and 28 for Scheduled Tribes.
4. Out of 224 Assembly seats, 36 seats should be reserved for Scheduled Castes and 15 for Scheduled Tribes.
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below:
(1) A and D only
(2) B and C only
(3) A only
(4) None of the above
Source: http://eci.nic.in/delim/Draft/karanataka/karanataka.pdf

91. The Panchayati Raj Act, 1993 in Karnataka came into force on
(1)30th May, 1993
(2)30th April, 1993
(3)10th May, 1993
(4)10th April, 1993
Source: http://dpal.kar.nic.in/14%20of%201993%20(E).pdf

92. The President of India enjoys which of the following Veto power?
Absolute Veto that is withholding of assent to the Bill passed by the Legislature.
Qualified Veto which can be overridden by the Legislature with a higher Majority.
Suspensive Veto which can be overridden by the Legislature with an ordinary Majority.
Pocket Veto that is taking no action on the Bill passed by Legislature.
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below:
(1)A and B only
(2)B and C only
(3)A,B and C only
(4)A,C and D only
Source: Laxmikanth polity book

93. The State Reorganization Commission, 1953 was formed under the Chairmanship and Membership of
(1)Chairman : Fazal Ali, Members: H.N. Kunzru, K.M. Panikkar
(2)Chairman: Jawaharlal Nehru, Members: Vallabhbhai Patel, Pattabhi Sitaramayya
(3)Chairman: S.K. Dhar, Members: J.N.Lal, Panna Lal
(4)Chairman: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Members: K.M. Munshi, B.N. Rau
Source: http://www.epw.in/system/files/pdf/1955_7/42/reorganisation_of_statesthe_approach_and_arrangements.pdf

94. Match the following committees ( List I) with their chairmen ( List II ) :
List I ( Committee) List II ( Chairman )
A.Committee on Civil Service Reform I. P.C. Hota
B.Committee on Police Reform II. Rajinder Sachar
C.Committee on Status of Muslims III. Naresh Chandra
D.Committee on Corporate Governance IV. Soli Sorabjee
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(1)I IV II III
(2)II IV I III
(3)III II IV I
(4)I II III IV
Source: http://www.minorityaffairs.gov.in/reports/sachar-committee-report

95. “It shall be the duty of the Union to the protect every State against external aggression and internal disturbance and ensure and ensure that the Government of every State is carried on in accordance with the provision of this constitution”.
Which among the following Article of the Indian Constitution deals with the above statement?
(1) Article 355
(2) Article 356
(3) Article 352
(4) Article 358
Source: http://lawmin.nic.in/olwing/coi/coi-english/Const.Pock%202Pg.Rom8Fsss(24).pdf

96. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
(1)Goram Ghat – Rajasthan
(2)Harischandra Mountain Range – Maharashtra
(3)Panchamalai – Kerala
(4)Arma-Konda – Andhra Pradesh
Source: http://www.trodly.com/india/destination-5033/pachamalai-hills

97.Arrange the following peaks of Karnataka in descending order of heights:
A. Mullayanagiri
B. Baba Budangiri
C. Brahmagiri
D. Kodachadri
E. Pushpagiri
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(1) A,B,C,D,E
(2) A,B,C,E,D
(3) A,B,E,C,D
(4) A,E,B,C,D
Source:

98. Which one of the following tribes resides in Tamil Nadu?
(1)Gonds
(2)Bhils
(3)Todas
(4)Santhals
Source: http://www.indianmirror.com/tribes/todatribe.html

99. Match the Mountain Passes ( List I) with the States ( List II) in which they are located?

List I ( Moutain Passes ) List II ( States )

A. Dihang I.Sikkim
B. Khardung La II.Jammu and Kashmir
C. Jelep La III.Himachal Pradesh
D. Debsa IV.Arunachal Pradesh
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(1)II I IV III
(2)II IV III I
(3)IV II III I
(4)IV II I III

100. Which one of the following States of India is the leading producer of Soyabean?
(1)Maharashtra
(2)Madhya Pradesh
(3)Rajasthan
(4)Chhattisgar
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Largest-producer-of-soybean-MP-has-few-entrepreneurs-for-its-food-products/articleshow/50257603.cms


KPSC Prelims 2017 Answer Key – Paper II

This is in sequence of SET C

Remaining questions will be updated asap.

The option highlighted in orange color is the correct answer.

1) You, as an administrative authority, have been approached by the daughter-in-law of an influential person regarding by her in-laws on account of insufficient dowry. Her parents are not able to approach you because of social pressures. You would
(a) Call the in-laws for an explanation.
(b) Counsel the lady to adjust, given such a circumstance.
(c) Wait and take action only after her parents approach you.
(d) Ask her to lodge a complaint with the police.
Ans: 3 or 4 (Decision Making Question)

2) A swimming pool is filled by three pipes with uniform flow.
The first two pipes operating simultaneously fill the swimming pool in the same time, during which the swimming pool is filled by the third pipe alone.
The second pipe alone fills the swimming pool 5 hours faster than the first pipe and 4 hours slower than the third pipe.
The time required by the first pipe only to fill the swimming pool is
(a) 8 hours
(b) 12 hours
(c) 15 hours
(d) 18 hours
Source: http://www.askiitians.com/forums/10-grade-maths/a-swimming-pool-is-filled-with-3-pipes-with-unifor_166319.htm

3) Ajith , an eighteen year old literate, unemployed youth without any income knows tailoring and has a valid 40% and above Disability Certificate issued by the Medical Board. Since birth, he has been living in Hassan district. Under which scheme can he get assistance of Rs.20,000 as an interest free loan and Rs.15,000 for a kiosk to set up business?
(a) Adhara
(b) Udyogi
(c) Chetan
(d) None of the above
Source: http://ayjnihh.nic.in/awareness/schemes4c.asp?pageid=3

4) Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana is the scheme launched for which of the following?
(a) Free treatment to road accident victims
(b) Crop insurance to farmers for damaged crops
(c) Complimentary assistance for child education
(d) None of the above
Source: http://mss.kar.nic.in/

5) Consider the following statements :
1. Pyrolusite is an ore of manganese.
2. Galena is an ore of lead.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor B
Source: http://www.minerals.net/mineral/pyrolusite.aspx

6) You are a part of a leading FMCG company. You have recently been pulled up by the Food Authority of India and the instant noodles of your company have been banned as they contain some harmful substances. This was the main product of your company and has led to massive losses for your company. The company has been forced to pull back the product and been asked to submit the noodles to new tests. Your boss has instructed you to approach the testing agency and make sure that the noodles are approved by them. Your boss wants you to make sure of this at any cost. You know that sufficient work has not been done on the noodles and these still might have some issues.
What best you should do in the given case?
1. You should do as your boss says.
2. You should do as your boss says but leak the same information to the press
3.You should refuse to follow the instruction of your boss
4.You should try to convince your boss to act otherwise
5.You should consider leaving the given company
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) 1 and 5
(b) 2 and 4
(c) 3 and 5
(d) 4 and 5

7) Every year, Americans use over one billion sharp objects to administer healthcare in their homes. These sharp objects include lancets, needles, and syringes. If not disposed off in puncture resistant containers., they can injure sanitation workers. Sharp objects should be disposed off in hard plastic or metal containers with secure lids. The containers should be clearly marked and be puncture resistant.
The paragraph best supports the idea that sanitation workers can be injured , if they
(a) Do not place sharp objects in puncture resistant containers.
(b) Come in contact with sharp objects that have not been placed in secure containers
(c) Are careless with sharp objects such as lancets, needles, and syringes in their homes.
(d) Do not mark the containers they pick up with a warning that those containers contain sharp objects

8) Angioplasty, a method of treatment includes inserting a small tube that acts as a scaffold to support the inside of the coronary artery. What is this tube known as ?
(a) stent
(b) Catheter
(c) Balloon
(d) Atherectomy device
Source: https://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@hcm/documents/downloadable/ucm_300437.pdf

9) Use of electronic mail [e-mail] has been widespread for more than a decade. E-mail simplifies the flow of ideas, connects people from distant offices, eliminates the need for meetings, and often boosts productivity. However, e-mail should be carefully managed to avoid unclear and in appropriate communication. E-mail messages should be concise and limited to one topic. When complex issues need to be addressed, phone calls are still best.
The main idea of the paragraph is that e-mail.
(a) Is not always the easiest way to connect people from distant offices.
(b) Has changed considerably since it first began a decade ago.
(c) Causes people to be unproductive when it used incorrectly.
(d) is effective for certain kinds of messages but only if managed wisely.

10) Hon’ble CM of Karnataka, on 7th March 2017, has launched a comprehensive web based dashboard to showcase the performance of the Government of the State of Karnataka. The aim is to improve efficiency in the governance and allow citizens to track the government’s progress. What is the name of that web based dashboard?
(a) Pratibimba
(b) Seva Sindhu
(c) Parikrama
(d) Pratibaddhate

11) It is well known that the world urgently needs adequate distribution of food, so that everyone gets enough. Adequate distribution of medicines is just as urgent. Medical expertise and medical supplies need to be redistributed throughout the world so that people in emerging nations will have proper medical care.
This paragraph best supports the statement that
(a) The majority of the people in the world have no medical care.
(b) Medical resources in emerging nations have diminished in the past few years.
(c) Not enough doctors give time and money to those in need of medical care.
(d) Many people who live in emerging nations are not receiving proper medical care.

12) Udyogini Scheme of Karnataka Government envisages to help women to engage themselves in income generating activities and intends to provide subsidy for the projects. What is the maximum limit of the total project cost that may be considered for the subsidy under this scheme?
(a) Rs.75,000
(b) Rs.100,000
(c) Rs.125,000
(d) None of the above
Source: http://www.karnataka.gov.in/kswdc/Pages/Udyogini-Scheme.aspx

13) 11th edition of Aero India show took place at Yelahanka Airforce Station in Bengaluru in February 2017. Who inaugurated the event?
(a) Prime Minister Narendar Modi
(b) Then President Shri Pranab Mukherjee
(c) Then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
(d) None of the above
Source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=158454

14) With reference to atomic power, which of the following statements is/are correct?
1.India conducted its first nuclear detonation at Pokhran in Rajasthan on 18 May, 1974
2.The fuel used in the nuclear reactor is cadmium.
3.The energy of a thermal neutron is about 0.025 eV.
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A and C only
(b) B and C only
(c) A only
(d) A, B and C
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_temperature

15) Consider the following statements about the hardness of water :
1. Temporary hardness is caused by the presence of dissolved calcium bicarbonate and magnesium bicarbonate.
2. Permanent hardness is caused by the presence of dissolved calcium sulphate / calcium chloride and/or magnesium sulphate / magnesium chloride.
3. One of the methods of removing permanent hardness is boiling the hard water.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a) A only
(b) A and B only
(c) B and C only
(d) A, B and C
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/triple_ocr_gateway/chemistry_out_there/hardness_of_water/revision/1/

16) Two statements have been given followed by four conclusions. You have to consider the statements to be true, even if they do not conform to the well known facts. Which conclusion[s] logically follow[s] from the given statements?
Statements:
1. Some men are goats
2. All goats are jackals.
Conclusions :
A. Some men are jackals
B. Some jackals are men
C. All jackals are goats.
D. Some goats are men
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A and B only
(b) C and D only
(c) A, B and D only
(d) None of the above
Source: General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning By Vikas publishing house, page 20.5, q.27

17) 14th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas took place in Bengaluru in January 2017. The theme of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was
(a) Engaging Diaspora – The Indian Growth Story
(b) Redifining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora
(c) One India – Connecting Across Generations
(d) Indian Diaspora – The Future Shared
Source: https://www.gktoday.in/quiz-questions/what-is-the-theme-of-the-2017-pravasi-bharatiya-divas/

18) The following questions is based on the figure given below, In the given figure.
1. Rectangle represents people staying in metros.
2. Circle represents people staying in metros.
3. Square represents the literate.
4. Triangle represents the employed people
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What is the number indicating literate females, who employed and staying in metros?
(a) 4
(b) 7
(c) 8
(d) 9

19) Ashok and Co. have decided to modernise the image of their company . As a part of corporate makeover they wanted to change the name of the company. Four acronyms were short listed. The company CEO suggested that they should choose a name which, when painted vertically from top to bottom on the transparent glass door, will read the same from inside and outside.
Which of the following names may they choose?
(a) WEEM
(b) TIME
(c) NONA
(d) MITA

20) Match the conventions [List I] with their Agenda [List II]
List I
[Convention]
A. Basel Convention 1989
B. Vienna Convention 1985
C. Stockholm Convention 2001
D. New Helsinki Convention, 1992
List II
[Agenda]
1. Protection of the ozone layer
2. Control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal
3. Protection of the marine environment of the Baltic Sea area
4. Protection of human health and environment from persistent organic pollutants
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(a) 1 2 4 3
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 2 1 3 4
(d) 1 2 3 4

21) The ozone layer comprises the greater part of the stratosphere between altitudes of 10 km and 50 km. Which of the following is a scale for measuring the thickness of stratospheric ozone layer?
(a) Dobson unit
(b) Candella unit
(c) Melson unit
(d) Silver unit
Source: http://www.theozonehole.com/dobsonunit.htm

22) As a gesture towards communal harmony, a famous temple in Karnataka arranged the breaking of Ramzan fast by Muslims in its practices by organizing an Iftar Party. Which of the following temples has done that?
(a) Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi
(b) Sri Mangala Devi Temple, Mangaluru
(c) Sri Mookambika Temple, Kollur
(d) ISKCON Temple , Bengaluru
Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/in-a-first-iftar-at-udupi-krishna-mutt/article19143133.ece

23) With a blunt knife, cutting a vegetable is relatively difficult than with a sharp knife because for the same force
(a) The area under the knife edge is lesser in the case of blunt knife
(b) The pressure applied on the vegetable is lesser in the case of blunt knife
(c) The pressure applied is less in the case of a sharp knife
(d) The pressure applied is more in the case of a blunt knife

24) The following graph represents the GDP [Gross Domestic Product] in crores of rupees for 2 regions A and B :
GDP [ in crores of Rs.] for two Regions A and B

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(a) The rate of growth for region B is greater than region A before the year 2011 and is lower afterwards.
(b) The growth rate for region B is lower compared to region A before the year 2011 and is greater afterward
(c) From the figure it is difficult to draw any conclusion.
(d) The rate of growth of GDP for region B is always greater than region A.

25) In which of the following cities of Karnataka did the US aircraft maker Boeing announce the formal launch of its engineering and technology centre in January , 2017?
(a) Bangalore
(b) Belgaum
(c) Mysore
(d) Mangalore
Source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/Boeing-expands-city-technology-centre/article17091270.ece

26) Consider the following statements :
1. The film “Madipu” was elected as “Best feature film in Tulu” in the 64th National Film Awards.
2. The director of the film is Chetan Mundadi
Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor B
Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/four-films-from-karnataka-bag-five-national-awards/article17876719.ece

27) Recently there were protests against the release of the movie “Baahubali 2” in the State of Karnataka.
1. The protests were due to one of the actors of the movie having made a controversial comment on the Cauvery issue 9 years back.
2. The actor in the context has played a role of Kattappa in the movie.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor

28) Match the chemicals [List I] with their usage [List II]:
List I
[Chemicals]
A. Carbon Tetrachloride
B. Iodiform
C.Acetone
D. Acetylene
List II
[Usage]
1. Disinfectant
2. Fire Extinguisher
3. Welding
4. Nail Polish Remover
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
A B C D
(a) 1 3 4 2
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 2 1 3 4
(d) 3 1 4 2

29) The nucleus of an atom contains which of the following?
(a) Protons and Neutrons
(b) Protons and Electrons
(c) Neutrons and Electrons
(d) Only Neutrons

30) A company has modernised and restored the critical 1035 MW Sharavathi Hydropower plant in Karnataka that accounts for 25% of the Karnataka Power Corporations generation. It got the India Smart Grid Foundation [ISGF] Award for completing the work in just 6 months. Identify the company out of the following.
(a) Sterlite Industries
(b) Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited [BHEL]
(c) Suzlon Energy
(d) ABB India
Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/abb-india-bags-award-for-restoring-critical-1035-mw-sharavathi-plant-in-karnataka-in-record-time/article9594477.ece
31) Which one of the following statements is not correct in respect of Cauvery river water dispute?
(a) Cauvery river course and basin area are spread over the States of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala
(b) The Cauvery dispute actually started in 1807 when the farmers of Madras Presidency raised an objection to the efforts of the erstwhile Mysore State for increasing irrigation facilites.
(c) Most of the lower course of river Cauvery is across Tanjore district of Tamil Nadu.
(d) The Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal announced its final verdict on 5th February, 2015?
Source: http://www.firstpost.com/politics/kaveri-river-water-dispute-when-did-it-start-and-where-are-we-now-2992002.html

32) The image formed by a plane mirror is
(a) Real
(b) Virtual
(c) May be virtual or real depending on the position of the object
(d) Cannot be said exactly
Source: http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/optics/ifpm.cfm

33) What is the age of Nithin?
1. Eight years ago Nithin was half as old as he is now.
2. Four years from now Nithin will be twice as old as he was six years ago.
Select the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) Statement A along is sufficient but statement B along is not sufficient to answer the questions asked.
(b) Both statements A and B together are sufficient to answer the question but neither statement is sufficient alone.
(c) Statement B alone is sufficient but statement A alone is not sufficient to answer the question asked.
(d) Each statement alone is sufficient to answer the question.

34) Consider the following statements :
1. Emulating China and Italy’s vertical forests, Bangalore got its first vertical organic garden on one of the pillars of the Hosur Road Electronics City Flyover.
2. It is the first such garden in India.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) A and B only
(c) B and C only
(d) A, B and C
Source: http://mashable.com/2017/03/20/india-silicon-valley-first-vertical-garden/#fGFgNoTjEPqW

Directions [Questions no. 35 and 36] : The following pie charts show the distribution of students of graduate and post graduate levels in seven different institutes in a town.
Distribution of Students at Graduate and Post Graduate levels in seven institutions

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35) What is the ratio between the number of students studying at postgraduate and graduate levels respectively from institute S?
(a) 14 : 19
(b) 19 : 21
(c) 17 : 21
(d) 19: 14

36) What is the ratio between the number of students studying at post graduate level from institute S and the number of students studying at graduate level from institute Q?
(a) 13 : 19
(b) 19: 13
(c) 21 : 13
(d) 13: 18
Source:

37) Which company has joined hands with Department of Science and Technology [DST] to conduct research on water and air pollution and to do real time river water and air quality monitoring?
(a) Intel
(b) Microsoft
(c) IBM
(d) None of these
Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/pollution/Govt-and-Intel-join-hands-for-developing-solutions-for-real-time-air-and-river-water-quality-monitoring/articleshow/55879178.cms

38) Consider the following statements :
1. Government of Karnataka constituted a nine member panel to design a ‘State flag and submit a report on its legalities.
2. Jammu and Kashmir is the only State to have its own flag as it enjoys a special status under Article 370 of the Constitution.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Select the code for the correct answer from the options given below :
(a) A only
(b) B only
(c) Both A and B
(d) Neither A nor B
Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/committee-formed-to-study-legalities-for-separate-state-flag/article19253401.ece

39) The common people consider some of the questions that the scholars ask not important
(a) As they are too lazy and idle
(b) As they are too modest
(c) As it’s beyond their comprehension
(d) As it is considered a complete waste of time
40) If a historian is asked by an outsider that why he had studied history , what reply would he come out with, according to the passage ?
(a) He studies history because the knowledge of the past makes it possible to understand the present and mold the future.
(b) He studied history to understand the present and make the world a better and peaceful place to live in
(c) He studied history as something happened at that point of time and he wanted to know what happened
(d) He studied it for personal self satisfaction and desire to know.

 

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