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Panchayat Secretary Questions and Answers – https://www.psc.ap.gov.in/


1. Who is the new chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI)?
1) Alka Sirohi
2) V.K.Sharma
3) Riyad Mathew
4) Sanjiv Singh
5) O.P.Singh
2. What is the India’s position in the 2016-17 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI)?
1) 39th
2) 49th
3) 59th
4) 69th
5) None
3. Who has been appointed as the new Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)?
1) Anil Sinha
2) Sharad Kumar
3) Rajinder Khanna
4) R. K. Pachnanda
5) None of these
4. Which of the following is not located in New York?
1) United Nations Organisation (UNO)
2) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
3) United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
4) United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
5) United Nations Educational, Scientificand Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
5. Consider the following countries:
a) Myanmar
b) Thailand
c) India
d) Vietnam
Which of the above is/are member/members of ASEAN?
1) a & b only
2) a & c only
3) c & d only
4) a, b & d only
5) None
6. Which one of the following is not a automobile company?
1) Chevron
2) Hyundai
3) Volvo
4) Renault
5) Audi
7. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
1) Man Booker Prize : Literature
2) Abel Prize : Economics
3) Oscar Award : Films
4) Grammy Award : Music
5) Pritzker Prize : Architecture
8. The 104th Indian Science Congress will be held from January 3 to 7, 2017 at the SRM University in?.
1) New Delhi
2) Mumbai
3) Kolkata
4) Chennai
5) None of these
9. Find the odd one out:
1) Corporate Tax
2) Service Tax
3) Excise Duty
4) Customs Duty
5) Sales Tax
10. Moonwalk is an autobiography written by…..
1) Bill Clinton
2) Nelson Mandela
3) Bill Gates
4) Hillary Clinton
5) None of these
11. Gianni Infantino is the President of….
1) ICC
2) FIFA
3) IOC
4) FIDE
5) FIH
12. The number of Lok Sabha constituencies in India:
1) 552
2) 550
3) 545
4) 543
5) None
13. As per Census 2011, India’s Sex Ratio?
1) 933
2) 943
3) 953
4) 963
5) None of these
14. Who is Muhammad Yunus?
1) Kenyan environmental and political activist
2) Iranian lawyer and human rights activist
3) Founder of Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank
4) Leading the Burmese Democracy Movement
5) None of these
15. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is located in
1) Geneva
2) Vienna
3) Brussels
4) The Hague
5) None of these
16. “World Investment Report” is the publication of ..
1) UNDP
2) IBRD
3) Transparency International
4) UNCTAD
5) None of these
17. Consider the following Statements:
A. The name “United Nations” was devised by then U.S. President Franklin D.Roosevelt.
B. The League of Nations is the UNO’s predecessor.
C. The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945.
D. The United Nations currently has 193 member countries.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1) A only
2) B only
3) C only
4) 4 only 
5) All are correct
18. Which Organisation created the SDR as an international reserve asset in 1969 to supplement its member countries’ official reserves?
1) UNO
2) WTO
3) IMF
4) IBRD
5) None
19. Which organization officially commenced on January 1, 1995 under the Marrakech Agreement?
1) GATT
2) WTO
3) IMF
4) ADB
5) None of these
20. Which of the following is the South America’s leading Trade Bloc?
1) SAFTA
2) NAFTA
3) Benelux
4) Mercosur
5) None of these
21. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
1) Petronas : Kaula Lumpur
2) Statue of Liberty : Washington
3) Eiffel Tower : Paris
4) Sears Tower : Chicago
5) None of these
22. The first Governor of RBI:
1) Sir Osborne Smith
2) Sir James Taylor
3) Sir C.D.Deshmukh
4) Sir Benegal Rama Rau
5) None of these
23. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
1) Darjeeling : Himachal Pradesh
2) Mt.Abu : Rajasthan
3) Mussoorie : Uttarakhand
4) Mannar : Kerala
5) Pollachi : Tamil Nadu
24. At present, the total number of High Courts in India?
1) 21
2) 22
3) 23
4) 24
5) None
25. The Project Tiger was launched in?
1) 1973
2) 1983
3) 1993
4) 2003
5) None
26. The first National Emergency was declared in India in?
1) 1962
2) 1971
3) 1975
4) 1980
5) None
27. The first Lok Sabha General elections was held in ….
1) 1950-51
2) 1951-52
3) 1952-53
4) 1953-54
5) None of these
28. The duration of First five year plan in India:
1) 1950-55
2) 1951-56
3) 1952-57
4) 1953-58
5) None of these
29. The first Atomic Power Station in India set up in ..
1) Kakrapar
2) Kaiga
3) Kalpakkam
4) Tarapur
5) None of these
30. In context with Auto mobile Industry, what are Volkswagen, Daimler, BMW,Porsche and Audi?
1) USA’s Automobile companies
2) Japan’s Automobile companies
3) South Korea’s Automobile companies
4) Germany’s Automobile companies
5) None of these
31. Which among the following sector contributes maximum to GDP in India?
1) Tertiary sector
2) Secondary Sector
3) Primary sector
4) Mining sector
5) None of these
32. India is the member country of ..?
1) OPEC
2) NATO
3) APEC
4) ASEAN
5) NAM
33. In India, the term Black Revolution is associated with:
1) Milk
2) Food Grains
3) Fish
4) Oil Seeds
5) Self-dependence in petroleum/ crude oil

34. Which of the following is the India’s primary nuclear research centre?
1) DRDO
2) BARC
3) TIFR
4) ISRO
5) VSSC
35. Consider the following statements:
A. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is Government of India’s flagship programme for achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in a time bound manner, as mandated by 86thamendment to the Constitution of India making free and compulsory Education to the Children of 6-14 years age group, a Fundamental Right.
B. SSA is being implemented in partnership with State Governments to cover the entire country and address the needs of 192 million children in 1.1 million habitations.
C. SSA has been operational since 2000- 2001 Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
1) Only A & B
2) Only B & C
3) Only A & C
4) All A, B & C
5) None
36. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
1) A Brief History of Time : Stephen Hawking
2) Harry Potter : J.K.Rowling
3) A House for Mr Biswas : V.S.Naipaul
4) Freedom in Exile : Nelson Mandela
5) None of these

37. Which among the following is correct about Pushpa Kamal Dahal?
1) The President of Nepal
2) The current Prime Minister of Nepal
3) The Vice President of Nepal
4) The Leader of Opposition in Nepal
5) None of these

38. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
1) USA : Dowjones
2) UK : FTS
3) France : CAC 40
4) Japan : Kospi
5) Germany : DAX
39. Which one of the following pairs is not correctly matched?
1) Narsimham Committee:Financial System
2) Mahalanobis Committee:Income Distribution
3) Kelkar Commission : Tax reforms
4) Sarkaria Commission : Centre – State Relations.
5) Santhanam Committee : Public Distribution System
40. Plastic Money refers to….
1) Credit cards
2) Debit cards
3) ATM cards
4) All the above.
5) None

41. Find the wrong pair? (Programme & Launched Date)
1) PMJDY : 28 August 2014
2) Make in India : 25 September 2014
3) Swachh Bharat Abhiyan : 2 October 2014
4) Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana : 11 October 2014
5) Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana : 8 April 2014
42. Which of the following is not established in 2015?
1) NITI Aayog
2) MUDRA Bank
3) Bandhan Bank
4) IDFC Bank
5) Bharatiya Mahila Bank
43. Who is the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 Presidential election?
1) Hillary Clinton
2) Tim Kaine
3) Donald Trump
4) Mike Pence
5) None of these
44. Who won the Laureus Sportsman of the Year award 2016?
1) Novak Djokovic
2) Sebastian Vettel
3) Usain Bolt
4) Roger Federer
5) None of these
45. Who won the Laureus Sports woman of the Year award 2016?
1) Serena Williams
2) Genzebe Dibaba
3) Missy Franklin
4) Jessica Ennis
5) None of these

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