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Union Public Service Commission Exam Special Bit Bank

1. E.T.A. is a terrorist organization in ?
1. Sri Lanka
2. Cyprus
3. South Africa
4. Spain
2. In the Gandhara sculptures the preaching mudra associated with the Buddha’s First sermon at Sarnath is
1. dhyana
2, abhaya
3. bhumisparsa
4. dharmachakra
3. Which of the following regions of Asia is experiencing the highest annual growth rate of population?
1. South-East Asia
2. South Asia.
3. West Asia.
4, Central Asia.

4. Which one of the following has legalised,  euthanasia?
1. Texas in the USA
2. Northern Territory in Australia
3. Quebec in Canada
4. Maharashtra in India.
5. B.R. Ambedkar was elected to the Constituent Assembly from ?
1. West Bengal.
2. The Bombay Presidency.
3. The then Madhya Bharat.
4. Punjab
6. “You might see a few curious Danes around, but that is because used to be Danish outpost. This quaint town with its fort and a beautiful church, the New Jerusalem, empty streets and deserted beachfront is a quaint gem.” The place referred to in this quotation lies on the
1. Tamil Nadu coast
2. Kerala coast.
3. Karnataka coast.
4. Goa coast.
7. Which one of the following texts of ancient India allows divorce to a wife deserted by her husband?
1. Kamasutra
2. Manavadharmashastra
3. Sukra Nitisara
4. Arthashastra.
8. “They are fantastically diverse. They speak hundreds of languages and dialects. They comprise scores of ethnic groups. They include highly industrialised economies and up-and coming economies. They span half the sarface of the earth and are home to two-fifths of the world’s population.” The group of countries referred to here belongs to ?
3. EC
4. CIS
9. The Anarchical and Revolutionary crime Act (1919) was popularly known as the
1. Rowlatt Act,
2. Pitt’s India Act.
3, Indian Arms Act.
4. Ilbert Bill.
10. Given below are two statements, one labelled as Assertion (A) and the other labelled as (R):
Assertion (A): The word ‘minority’ is not defined in the Constitution of India.
Reason (R): The Minorities Commission is not a constitutional body.
In the context of the above two statements which one of the following is correct?
1. Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.
2. Both A and R are true but R is not a correct explanation of A.
3. A is true but R is false
4. A is false but R is true
11. Which of the following statements regarding the advisory jurisdiction of the Supreme Court are correct?
A. It is binding on the Supreme Court to give its opinion on any matter referred to it by the President.
B. The full bench of the Supreme Court hears any reference made to it under its power of advisory Jurisdiction.
C. The opinion given by the Supreme Court on a ref erence under advisory jurisdiction is not binding on the government.
D. Not more than one reference at a time can be made to the Supreme Court under its power of advisory jurisdiction Select the answer from the codes given below:
  • 1. A and B 
  • 2. A and C
  • 3. B and C
  • 4. B and D

12. Which one of the following governmental steps has proved relatively effective in controlling the double-digit rate of inflation in the Indian economy during recent years ?
1. Enhanced rate of production of all consumer goods
2. Streamlined public distribution system
3. Pursuing an export-oriented strategy
4. Containing budgetary deficits and unproductive expenditure.
13. The language spoken by the largest number of people in the world is ?
1. Mandarin
2. Spanish
3. English
4. Hindi
14. “It made its proposals in May. It still wanted a united India. There was to be a Federal Union composed of British province The above quotation is related to ?
1. Gandhi-Irwin Pact
2. Simon Commission
3. Cabinet Mission
4. Cripps Mission
15. The Governor-General who followed a spirited “Forward” policy towards Afghanistan was ?
1. Minto
2. Dufferin
3. Elgin
4. Lytton
16. The first marine sanctuary in India, having within its bounds coral reefs, mollusca, dolphins, tortoises and various kinds of sea birds, has been established in ?
1. Chilka Lake
2. Sundarbans
3. Lakshadweep
4. Gulf of Kachchh
17. Which one of the following pairs of folk dance forms and the States is not correct matched?
1. Korku : Maharashtra
2. Jhummar : Haryana
3. Thali : Himachal Pradesh
4. Mukna : Manipur
18. Low temperatures (cryogenics find application in ?
1. Space travel, surgery and magnetic levitation
2. Surgery, magnetic levitation and telemetry
3. Space travel, surgery and telemetry
4. Space travel, magnetic levitation and telemetry
19. The population growth rate in Kerala is the lowest among major Indian States. Which one of the following is the most widely accepted reasons for this?
1. Kerala has made the highest investment in family planning
2. Kerala has the highest literacy rate in India
3. Kerala has invested heavily in promoting literacy and public health and placed high priority on social policies
4. The population pyramid in Kerala has relatively fewer women in the reproductive age group
20. In order to win the Grand Slam in Tennis, a player must win which one of the following groups of tournaments?
1. Australian Open, Wimbledon, French Open, U.S Open
2. Wimbledon, French Open, U.S. Open
3. Wimbledon, French Open, Paegas czec open,;U.S. Open
4. Davis Cup, Wimbledon, French Open

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