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Q. No SET A SET B SET C SET D
1 A D   E
2 C A   D
3 A B   A
4 A C   D
5 E C   C
6 C A    
7 D D   C
8 B B   C
9 B D   A
10 A C   A
11 D B   D
12 C B   D
13 A A   B
14 B     D
15 A C   D
16 D C   B
17 B B   C
18 C A   A
19 B D   A
20 A A   B
21 E C    
22 D D   D
23 A B   C
24 D C   A
25 C B   D
26   A   A
27 C B   B
28 C C   A
29 A B   C
30 A D   A
31 D A   D
32 D C   A
33 B A   E
34 D A   A
35 D E    
36 B C   E
37 C D    
38 A B   C
39 A B   A
40 B A    
41   D   C
42 D C   D
43 C A   A
44 A B   B
45 D A   C
46 A D   D
47 B B   B
48 A C   B
49 C B   D
50 A A   D
51 D E   B
52 A D    
53 E A   d
54 A D   B
55   C   C
56 E     A
57   C   E
58 C C   A
59 A A   B
60   A   B
61 C D   C
62 D D   A
63 A B   A
64 B D   B
65 C D    
66 D B   C
67 B C   B
68 B A   A
69 D A   B
70 D B   D
71 B     A
72   D   B
73 d C   C
74 B A   C
75 C D   C
76 A A   E
77 E B   B
78 A A   B
79 B C   C
80 B A   E
81 C D   A
82 A A   B
83 A E   C
84 B A   E
85       D
86 C E   A
87 B     C
88 A C   B
89 B A   E
90 D     E
91 A C   E
92 B D   C
93 C A   D
94 C B   A
95 C C   C
96 E D   C
97 B B   B
98 B B    
99 C D    
100 E D   E
101 A B   D
102 B     A
103 C d   B
104 E B   C
105 D C   C
106 A A   A
107 C E   D
108 B A   B
109 E B   D
110 E B   C
111 E C   B
112 C A   B
113 D A   A
114 A B    
115 C     C
116 C C   C
117 B B   B
118   A   A
119   B   D
120 E D   A
121 D A   C
122 A B   D
123 B C   B
124 C C   C
125 C C   B
126 A E   A
127 D B   B
128 B B   C
129 D C   B
130 C E   D
131 B A   A
132 B B   C
133 A C   A
134   E   A
135 C D   E
136 C A   C
137 B C   D
138 A B   B
139 D E   B
140 A E   A
141 C E   D
142 D C   C
143 B D   A
144 C A   B
145 B C   A
146 A C   D
147 B B   B
148 C     C
149 B     B
150 D E   A

 

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The questions are in order as in Set B

  1. Which of the following was not a reason for making the sepoys of the East India Company rebellious?
    1. a) The efforts of the officers of the Company to spread Christianity
    2. b) The order to the sepoys to travel on ships
    3. c) The stoppage of Bhatta
    4. d) The inefficience of the officers
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  2. About Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, it was said that his empire extended from
    1. a) Chandni Chowk to Palam
    2. b) Delhi to Bihar
    3. c) Peshawar to Bihar
    4. d) Peshawar to Varanasi
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  3. Who among the following did not rebel against the British East India Company's control over them?
    1. a) Raja of Vizianagaram
    2. b) Nizam of Hyderabad
    3. c) Polygar of Tamilnadu
    4. d) Dewan Velu Thampi of Travancore
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  4. The Indigo Rebellion was about
    1. a) the peasant not wanting to grow indigo but being force to
    2. b) the peasant wanting to grow indigo but being forced not to
    3. c) the peasant not wanting to grow indigo but being forced to grow at a price that was unacceptable
    4. d) a protest movement that carried an indigo - coloured flag
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  5. The immediate cause of the Deccan Riots of 1875 was
    1. a) the shadow of a famine
    2. b) high interest rates charged by Mahajans
    3. c) high land revenue rates
    4. d) protest against imposition of religious reforms
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  6. Rajani Palme Dutt siad, "They both fought and collaborated with imperialism." Which political grouping was the referring to?
    1. a) The Indian National Congress
    2. b) The Communist Party of India
    3. c) The Swaraj Party
    4. d) Hindustan Socialist Republican Association
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  7. Which of the following was not a 'nationalist' newspaper?
    1. a) The Hindu
    2. b) Bengalee
    3. c) The Mahratta
    4. d) The Times of India
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  8. Identify the correct combination from the options given below for Prarthana Samaj, Young India, Lokhitvadi , Satyashodhak Samaj, Rehnumai Mazdayasan Sabha:
    1. a) Gopal Hari Deshmukh, Atmaram Pandurang, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Jyotiba Phule, Naoroji Furdonji
    2. b) Atmaram Pandurang, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Gopal Hari Deshmukh, Jyotiba Phule, Naoroji Furdonji
    3. c) Atmaram Pandurang, Jyotiba Phule, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Gopal Hari Deshmukh, Naoroji Furdonji
    4. d) Naoroji Furdonji, Atmaram Pandurang, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Gopal Hari Deshmukh, Jyotiba Phule
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  9. From the options given below find the correct combination of the names of Editors of the nationalist newspapers The Hindu, Kesari, Bengalee, Hindustani, Sudharak :
    1. a) Surendra Nath Banerjea, G. Subramania Iyer, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Ganga Prasad Varma, Gopal Krishna Gokhale
    2. b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak, G. Subramannia Iyer, Surendra Nath Banerjea, Ganga Prasad Varma, Gopal Krishna Gokhale
    3. c) G. Subramania Iyer, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Ganga Prasad Varma, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Surendra Nath Banerjea
    4. d) G. Subramania Iyer, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Surendra Nath Banerjea, Ganga Prasad Varma, Gopal Krishna Gokhale
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  10. Bal Gangadhar Tilak came to be known as 'Lokmanya Tilak' when
    1. a) he became a popular teacher
    2. b) he started a popular newspaper
    3. c) the government accused him in the Rand Murder Case
    4. d) he started the Shivaji and Ganpati festivals
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  11. How old was Bhagat Singh when he threw a bomb in the assembly in protest against the government?
    1. a) 21 years
    2. b) A little more than 21 years
    3. c) 25 years
    4. d) A little more than 25 years
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  12. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre happened in the context of which Gandhian Satyagraha?
    1. a) Swadeshi Satyagraha
    2. b) Rowlatt Satyagraha
    3. c) Bardoli Satyagraha
    4. d) Individual Satyagraha
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  13. Where did Kunwar Singh join the Rebellion of 1857 against the British?
    1. a) Arrah
    2. b) Patna
    3. c) Bettiah
    4. d) Varanasi
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  14. In which territory did tribals rebel against the British?
    1. a) Bihar
    2. b) Punjab
    3. c) Sindh
    4. d) Kathiawar
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  15. So always with the assent and often to the dictates of the Chamber of Commerce, the Government of India is carried on , and this is the 'White Man's Burden'. Who said this?
    1. a) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
    2. b) Mahatma Gandhi
    3. c) Sachchidananda Sinha
    4. d) Rajendra Prasad
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  16. Which of the following was the first Satyagraha of Mahatma Gandhi in India?
    1. a) Ahmedabad
    2. b) Bardoli
    3. c) Champaran
    4. d) Individual
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  17. Gandhiji's Non-Cooperation Movement urged people to avoid alcohol. This resulted in a serious loss of revenue for the government. The government of a province circulated a list of prominent individuals who drank alcohol as a device to persuade people to start drinking again. Name the province.
    1. a) Andhra Pradesh
    2. b) Bihar
    3. c) Bombay
    4. d) Gujarat
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  18. During Salt Satyagraha, in Bihar, in addition to making salt , the people chose to oppose the government by opposing which tax?
    1. a) Chowkidari
    2. b) Haathi
    3. c) Development
    4. d) Malba
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  19. The elected Government of Bihar resigned in Feruary 1938 for which reason?
    1. a) The participation of India in war
    2. b) Satyagraha against the British at the call of Gandhi
    3. c) High taxes being imposed by the British
    4. d) For the release of political prisoners
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  20. Who ws connected with the Bihar Kisan Sabha?
    1. a) Swami Sahajananda
    2. b) Karyananda Sharma
    3. c) Rahul Sankrityayan
    4. d) Yadunandan Sharma
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  21. The length of the longest pole that can be placed in a room 12 meters long, 9 meters wide and 8 meters high is
    1. a) 864 meters
    2. b) 10 meters
    3. c) 17 meters
    4. d) 43 meters
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  22. A train of length 150 meters, moving towards noth direction at a speed of 144 km/hr, can cross a 250 meters long bridge in
    1. a) 20 seconds
    2. b) 100 seconds
    3. c) 45 seconds
    4. d) 10 seconds
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  23. How many prime numbers are there between 1 and 50 ?
    1. a) 17
    2. b) 15
    3. c) 14
    4. d) 16
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  24. If x = -2/3 , then 9x2 - 3x - 11 is equal to
    1. a) -13
    2. b) 13
    3. c) -5
    4. d) -17
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  25. In an examination , every candidate took Hindi or History or both. 66% took Hindi and 59% took History. The total number of candidates was 3000. How many candidates took both Hindi and History?
    1. a) 500
    2. b) 750
    3. c)
    4. d)
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  26. If ** EQUATION , then the value of x is
    1. a) 35/73
    2. b) 525 / 933
    3. c) 205 / 403
    4. d) 135 / 233
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  27. If x + 1/y = 1 and y + 1/z = 1, then the value of z + 1/x is
    1. a) x - y
    2. b) 1
    3. c) Not known / Not countable
    4. d) 2
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  28. The average age of 4 sistes is 7 years . If we add the age of mother , then the average increases by 6 years. Find the age of the mother.
    1. a) 46 years
    2. b) 39 years
    3. c) 37 years
    4. d) 47 years
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  29. If 3x+8 = 272x + 1, the value of x is
    1. a) 9
    2. b) 1
    3. c) -1
    4. d) 10
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  30. If "" EQUATION ** , then S is
    1. a) 55 1/2
    2. b) 56
    3. c) 111
    4. d) 115
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  31. Which of the following has pH value 7?
    1. a) Pure water
    2. b) Neutral solution
    3. c) Basic solution
    4. d) Acidic solution
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  32. Which of the following elements does not contain neutrons?
    1. a) Oxygen
    2. b) Nitrogen
    3. c) Hydrogen
    4. d) Copper
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  33. Angstrom is a unit of
    1. a) wavelength
    2. b) energy
    3. c) frequency
    4. d) velocity
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  34. Frequency is measured in
    1. a) hertz
    2. b) meter/second
    3. c) radian
    4. d) watt
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  35. Who discovered DNA?
    1. a) James Watson and Francis Crick
    2. b) Gregor Mendel
    3. c) Johannsen
    4. d) Hargovind Khorana
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  36. What is triglyceride?
    1. a) Protein
    2. b) Carbohydrate
    3. c) Fat
    4. d) Mineral
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  37. Electrocephalogram (EEG) is used in monitoring
    1. a) heart
    2. b) liver
    3. c) pancreas
    4. d) brain
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  38. Body temperature is regulated by
    1. a) thalamus
    2. b) hypothalamus
    3. c) cerebellum
    4. d) medulla
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  39. Choose the correct statement
    1. a) Wavelength of red light is less than violet light
    2. b) Wavelength of red light is more than violet light.
    3. c) Wavelength of violet light more than green light
    4. d) Wavelength of violet light in more than yellow light.
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  40. The value of 40 degrees Celsius in Fahrenheit scale is
    1. a) 104 oF
    2. b) 100 oF
    3. c) 102 oF
    4. d) 75 oF
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  41. The unit of electric power is
    1. a) ampere
    2. b) volt
    3. c) coulomb
    4. d) watt
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  42. In electrical motor
    1. a) heat is coverted into electrical energy
    2. b) electrical energy is converted into heat
    3. c) electrical energy is converted into mechanical energy
    4. d) mechanical energy is converted into electrical energy
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  43. Human body contains
    1. a) about 70% water
    2. b) 20% - 30% water
    3. c) 10% - 20% water
    4. d) 30% - 40% water
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  44. The device to measure electric current is
    1. a) voltmeter
    2. b) ammeter
    3. c) voltameter
    4. d) potentiometer
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  45. The main component of greenhouse gases is
    1. a) carbon dioxide
    2. b) methane
    3. c) nitrous oxide
    4. d) ozone
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  46. Einstein got the Nobel Prize for
    1. a) relativity
    2. b) Bose-Einstein condensation
    3. c) mass-energy equivalence
    4. d) Photoelectric effect
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  47. The powerhouse of cell is
    1. a) cell wall
    2. b) mitochondrion
    3. c) ribosome
    4. d) nucleus
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  48. AIDS is caused by
    1. a) water
    2. b) bacteria
    3. c) virus
    4. d) fungus
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  49. Which instrument is used to measure humidity?
    1. a) Hydrometer
    2. b) Hygrometer
    3. c) Pyrometer
    4. d) Lactometer
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  50. What is the unit of pressure?
    1. a) Newton/sq. meter
    2. b) Newton -meter
    3. c) Newton
    4. d) Newton/meter
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  51. Defence Minister of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman made a three-day visti to which nation in the first week of October 2018?
    1. a) Russia
    2. b) Kazakhstan
    3. c) Ukraine
    4. d) China
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  52. The Parliament of which of the following nations dismissed the honorary citizenship of Aung San Suu Kyi in October 2018?
    1. a) USA
    2. b) United Kingdom
    3. c) Norway
    4. d) Canada
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  53. Which of the following is not associated with NAFTA?
    1. a) Great Britain
    2. b) Canada
    3. c) Mexico
    4. d) USA
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  54. With which nation, India has signed an agreement 'Mobilize Your City' in September 2018?
    1. a) Sweden
    2. b) Germany
    3. c) Japan
    4. d) France
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  55. Which did Foreign Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj inaugurate 'Panni Language Laboratory' in August 2018?
    1. a) Sri Lanka
    2. b) South Africa
    3. c) Mauritius
    4. d) Indonesia
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  56. Which nation enacted 'Human Organ Transplantation Law' for migrants from Indian origin in August 2018?
    1. a) United Kingdom
    2. b) Canada
    3. c) USA
    4. d) Singapore
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  57. Emmerson Mnangagwa was elected as the President of which country in presidential election held in November 2017?
    1. a) Uganda
    2. b) Kenya
    3. c) Zimbabwe
    4. d) Ghana
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  58. On 20th July, 2018, which nation ended emergency after two years?
    1. a) Iraq
    2. b) Syria
    3. c) Turkey
    4. d) Yemen
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  59. Which of the following nations declared emergency due to polio outbreak in June 2018?
    1. a) Papua New Guinea
    2. b) Fiji
    3. c) Philippines
    4. d) Mali
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  60. For how many times, India won the Cricket Asia Cup on 29th September, 2018 defeating Bangaladesh?
    1. a) Six times
    2. b) Seven times
    3. c) Eight times
    4. d) Nine times
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  61. Which of the following is the correct order of medals won by India in the 18th Asian Games, 2018 (Jakarta)?
    Gold Silver Bronze Total
    1. a) 15 21 33 69
    2. b) 15 32 22 69
    3. c) 15 30 24 69
    4. d) 15 24 30 60
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  62. Which is the first Indian airline company that used biofuel as ATF in August 2018?
    1. a) Jet Airways
    2. b) Vistara
    3. c) Air India
    4. d) Spice Jet
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  63. In June 2018, how much amount the World Bank has approved for 'Atal Bhujal Yojana', an ambitious scheme of India?
    1. a) Rs.5,000 crore
    2. b) Rs.6,000 crore
    3. c) Rs.7,000 crore
    4. d) Rs.8,000 crore
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  64. According to the report of IIT, Kharagpur study group, continuous low rainfall for how many years was the casue of fall of the Indus Valley Civilization?
    1. a) 600 years
    2. b) 700 years
    3. c) 800 years
    4. d) 900 years
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  65. According to Indian Forest Status Report released in February 2018, how much area of India is covered by forests?
    1. a) 23.00 %
    2. b) 23.40%
    3. c) 24.00%
    4. d) 24.40%
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  66. In January 2018, which Indian State allowed people to establish a humanitarian relationship with trees, i.e., brother-sister?
    1. a) Assam
    2. b) Sikkim
    3. c) Nagaland
    4. d) Manipur
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  67. Which district achieved the first position as per 'Swachh Survekshan Grameen, 2018?
    1. a) Gaya - Bihar
    2. b) Tuticorin - Tamil Nadu
    3. c) Satara - Maharashtra
    4. d) Meerut - UP
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  68. Which scheme was recognized as world's largest insurance scheme launched in India in September 2018?
    1. a) Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana
    2. b) Pradhan Mantri Jan Swasthya Yojana
    3. c) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
    4. d) Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  69. In which of the following institutes was the first Indian Railway University established in September 2018?
    1. a) Indian National Rail Academy - Vadodara
    2. b) Indian Railway School - Pune
    3. c) Indian National Rail Research Institute - Mysore
    4. d) Indian Rail Coach Institute - Kapurthala
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  70. JIMEX 2018 relates to
    1. a) Japan - India Joint Military Exhibition
    2. b) Japan - India Maritime Exercise
    3. c) Japan - India Joint Motor - vehicle Exhibition
    4. d) Japan - India Joint Missile Programme
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  71. In which city/State was air pollution control system 'VAYU' installed in September 2018?
    1. a) Chennai
    2. b) Amritsar
    3. c) Delhi
    4. d) Varanasi
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  72. Under which of the following Chief Minister Shri Nitish Kumar launched more than 750 development schemes at Begusaria and Khagaria districts on 6th January , 2018?
    1. a) Vikas Yatra
    2. b) Vikas Survekshan Yatra
    3. c) Nav-Srijan Yojana , 2018
    4. d) Vikas Samiksha Yatra
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  73. In which city, Deputy Chief Minister Shri Sushil Modi inagurated Bihar's first 'Start-up Hub' on 16th March, 2018?
    1. a) Mothari
    2. b) Munger
    3. c) Patna
    4. d) Arrah
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  74. On 22nd March, 2018 who unveiled the book, Neel Ke Dhabbe on the occasion of 106th Bihar Day in Patna?
    1. a) Vice President Shri Venkaiah Naidu
    2. b) Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
    3. c) Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh
    4. d) Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  75. The capaciy of India's most powerful electric locomotive engine made in Madhepura Locomotive Factory is
    1. a) 9000 HP
    2. b) 10000 HP
    3. c) 11000 HP
    4. d) 12000 HP
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  76. On 10th April, 2018, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed 'Swachhagrahis National Convention' in
    1. a) Motihari
    2. b) Patna
    3. c) Kishanganj
    4. d) Katihar
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  77. In which airport, NDMA conducted a mock drill based on CBRN emergency in April 2018?
    1. a) IGI - New Delhi
    2. b) LNJP - Patna
    3. c) CSI - Mumbai
    4. d) DABH - Indore
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  78. According to a report, what is the rank of Patna city among 20 cities as per availabilty of 4G signals between December 2017 to February 2018?
    1. a) First
    2. b) Second
    3. c) Nineteenth
    4. d) Twentieth
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  79. In which city of Bihar Sulabh International launched cheapest drinking water project 'Sulabh Jal'?
    1. a) Patna
    2. b) Bhagalpur
    3. c) Darbhanga
    4. d) Purnea
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  80. Which of the following is not true about Bihar's Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana?
    1. a) Proposed annual expenditure for the scheme is Rs.7,221 crore
    2. b) Education , Health and Social Welfare trio departments ran the scheme
    3. c) Every girl child will receive total Rs.60,000 from her birth to graduation level education
    4. d) At the time of a girl child's birth, her family receives Rs.2,000
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  81. The earliest evidence of animal domenstication and agriculture in India has come from
    1. a) Anjira
    2. b) Damb Sadat
    3. c) Kili Gul Muhammad
    4. d) Mehrgarh
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  82. After the Mahaparinirvana of Lord Buddha, the first Buddhist council was held at
    1. a) Rajgriha (Rajgir)
    2. b) Gaya
    3. c) Pataliputra
    4. d) Vaishali
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  83. Who among the following first issued gold coins on a large scale?
    1. a) Pushyamitra Shunga
    2. b) Menander
    3. c) Vima Kadphises
    4. d) Gautamiputra Satakarni
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  84. Who among the following was the first to explain that the rotation of the earth on its own axis accounts for the daily rising and setting of the sun?
    1. a) Aryabhata
    2. b) Bhaskara
    3. c) Brahmagupta
    4. d) Varahamihira
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  85. The ruler of Suvarnabhumi, who founded a Buddhist monastery at Nalanda and requested Devapala through his ambassador to grant five villages for its maintenance, was
    1. a) Dharanindra
    2. b) Sangramadhananjaya
    3. c) Balaputradeva
    4. d) Chudamanivarmana
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  86. Who wrote Peripulus of the Erythraean Sea?
    1. a) Ctesias
    2. b) Pliny
    3. c) Ptolemy
    4. d) Strabo
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  87. The earliest description of Bakhtiyar Khilji's invasion of Bihar is in
    1. a) Tarikh-I Hind
    2. b) Tabaqat-I Nasiri
    3. c) Taj-ul Maasir
    4. d) Tarikh-I Mubarak Shahi
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  88. Which Sultan demanded half the crops on land after measurement as revenue?
    1. a) Iltumish
    2. b) Balban
    3. c) Ala-ud-din Khilji
    4. d) Muhammad bin Tughluq
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  89. Shaikh Bahauddin Zakaria belonged to which sect?
    1. a) Suhrawardi Silsilah
    2. b) Rishi Silsilah
    3. c) Chisti Silsilah
    4. d) Firdausi Silsilah
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  90. Who among the following rulers divided his troops into units of two hundred, two hundred fifty and five hundred?
    1. a) Bahlul Lodi
    2. b) Sikandar Shah
    3. c) Sher Shah
    4. d) Islam Shah
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  91. Who stated that five thousand to twnty thousand men worked for forty years to build the palace of forty pillars at Allahabad in Akbar's time?
    1. a) Manucci
    2. b) Tavernier
    3. c) William Finch
    4. d) Abdul Hamid Lahori
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  92. Which Sultan was reputed to be 'Akbar of Kashmir'?
    1. a) Sultan Shamsuddin Shah
    2. b) Sultan Qutbuddin
    3. c) Sultan Sikandar
    4. d) Sultan Zainul Abidin
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  93. Who began the Farizi Movement?
    1. a) Haji Shariatullah
    2. b) Syed Ahmed
    3. c) Salimullah
    4. d) M.A. Jinnah
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  94. Who wrote the book, Poverty and un-British Rule in India?
    1. a) R.C. Dutt
    2. b) Dadabhai Naoroji
    3. c) Bipin Chandra Pal
    4. d) Lajpat Rai
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  95. When were the rights of the tenants on land in Bengal and Bihar recognized by the Bengal Tenancy Act?
    1. a) 1868
    2. b) 1881
    3. c) 1885
    4. d) 1893
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  96. When did Bihar become a separate province in India?
    1. a) 1897
    2. b) 1905
    3. c) 1907
    4. d) 1912
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  97. Who invited Gandhiji to Champaran?
    1. a) Rajendra Prasad
    2. b) Raj Kumar Shukla
    3. c) Mazharul Huq
    4. d) Krishna Sahay
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  98. Who raised the Flag of Independence at the Congress Session of 1929?
    1. a) Maulana Muhammad Ali
    2. b) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
    3. c) Vallabhbhai Patel
    4. d) Subhas Chandra Bose
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  99. When was the Bihar Socialist Party formed?
    1. a) 1921
    2. b) 1927
    3. c) 1931
    4. d) 1934
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  100. Who among the following was the leader of the first Congress Ministry in Bihar?
    1. a) Anugrah Narayan Sinha
    2. b) Abdul Bari
    3. c) Jayaprakash Narayan
    4. d) Shri Krishna Sinha
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  101. Which one of the following is a landlocked country?
    1. a) Belgium
    2. b) Hungary
    3. c) Rumania
    4. d) Ukraine
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  102. Which one among the following is the largest island in area?
    1. a) Borneo
    2. b) Great Britain
    3. c) Madagascar
    4. d) Sumatra
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  103. In which of the following areas, Mediterranean climate does not prevail?
    1. a) Central Chile
    2. b) Cape Town
    3. c) Adelaide
    4. d) Pampas
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  104. The country , which is the largest silk produced in the world is
    1. a) India
    2. b) China
    3. c) Brazil
    4. d) Japan
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  105. Which one among the following countries of the world, except United States of America, is the largest crude oil producer?
    1. a) Russia
    2. b) China
    3. c) Saudi Arabia
    4. d) Canada
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  106. Which one of the following is not a part of the Meghalaya Plateau ?
    1. a) Bhuban Hills
    2. b) Garo Hills
    3. c) Khasi Hills
    4. d) Jaintia Hills
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  107. The Pass, which is situated at the highest elevation is
    1. a) Zoji La
    2. b) Rohtang
    3. c) Nathu La
    4. d) Khyber
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  108. Karewas soils, which are useful for cultivation of Zafran (a local variety of Saffron) , are found in
    1. a) Kashmir Himalaya
    2. b) Garhwal Himalaya
    3. c) Nepal Himalaya
    4. d) Eastern Himalaya
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  109. As per 2011 Census, the urban population percentage to total population of India was about
    1. a) 21
    2. b) 31
    3. c) 36
    4. d) 40
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  110. In Government of India's NITI Aayog, which is an economic policy-making think tank, what is the full form of NITI ?
    1. a) National Internal Trade Information
    2. b) National Institution for Transforming India
    3. c) National Integrated Treaty Institute
    4. d) National Intellectual Training Institute
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  111. After Independence , in which year the Indian States reorganized on the linguistic basis?
    1. a) 1947
    2. b) 1951
    3. c) 1956
    4. d) 2000
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  112. Which one among the following States of India is called 'Sugar Bowl'?
    1. a) Uttar Pradesh
    2. b) Maharashtra
    3. c) Bihar
    4. d) Haryana
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  113. In which one of the following minerals , India leads in production in the world?
    1. a)Sheet mica
    2. b) Copper
    3. c) Gypsum
    4. d) Iron ore
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  114. Bihar as an Indian State was formed in
    1. a) 1911
    2. b) 1912
    3. c) 1936
    4. d) 2000
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  115. Which one of the following parts of Bihar is geologically older in age relatively?
    1. a) Rohtas Plateau
    2. b) North- Western Hills
    3. c) Kharagpur Hills
    4. d) North Ganga Plains
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  116. By how many districts of Bihar was Patna district bounded till July 2018?
    1. a) 7
    2. b) 8
    3. c) 9
    4. d) 10
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  117. Most of the area in Bihar is covered by
    1. a) mountainous soil
    2. b) alluvival soil
    3. c) regur soil
    4. d) terai soil
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  118. Among the States of India, Bihar's rank in terms of lowest literacy rate (2011 Census) is
    1. a) first
    2. b) second
    3. c) third
    4. d) fourth
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  119. What is the rank of Bihar in terms of production of jute among the States of India?
    1. a) First
    2. b) Second
    3. c) Third
    4. d) Fourth
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  120. Which type of industries has potentials and prospects in Bihar?
    1. a) Oil refinery
    2. b) Forest based industry
    3. c) Sand - mining industry
    4. d) Agro based industry
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  121. A Judge of the Supreme Court may resign his office by writing to
    1. a) the President
    2. b) the Prime Minister
    3. c) the Law Minister
    4. d) the Attorney General of India
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  122. Who was the first Chairman of the Backward Classes Commission?
    1. a) Jagjivan Ram
    2. b) Kaka Saheb Kalelkar
    3. c) B.D. Sharma
    4. d) B.R. Ambedkar
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  123. The Chairman of the State Public Service Commission is appointde by
    1. a) the Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission
    2. b) the President of India
    3. c) the Governor of the State
    4. d) the Chief Minister
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  124. In order to be chosen a member of the Lok Sabha , a person must not be less than the age of
    1. a) 18 years
    2. b) 21 years
    3. c) 25 years
    4. d) 30 years
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  125. The Governor of a State is appointed by
    1. a) the Prime Minister
    2. b) the Chief Justice of India
    3. c) the President
    4. d) the Chief Justice of the High Court
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  126. In which Article of the Constitution of India was the provision for reservation of scheduled cases in the Lok Sabha made?
    1. a) Article 330
    2. b) Article 331
    3. c) Article 332
    4. d) Artcile 333
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  127. The President
    1. a) is not a part of the Parliament
    2. b) is a part of the Parliament
    3. c) is a part of the President and sits in the Parliament.
    4. d)can vote in the Parliament
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  128. Which of the following Articles directs the State Governments to organize the Panchayats?
    1. a) Article 33
    2. a) Article 40
    3. a) Article 48
    4. a) Article 50
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  129. In which year did the State Jharkhand come into existence?
    1. a) 1998
    2. b) 1999
    3. c) 2000
    4. d) 2001
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  130. In which one of the following years was Sarkari Commission, which was empowered to recommend changes in Centre-State relations, submitted in the report ?
    1. a) 1983
    2. b)1984
    3. c) 1985
    4. d) 1987
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  131. Under which one of the following Articles is the formation of Finance Commission laid down?
    1. a) Article 280
    2. b) Article 269
    3. c) Article 268
    4. d) Artcile 265
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  132. The Attorney General of India is appointed by
    1. a) the Law Minister
    2. b) the President of India
    3. c) the Speaker of the Lok Sabha
    4. d) the Prime Minister
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  133. During Twelfth Five-Year Plan , which one of the following average annual growth rate targets was envisaged for agriculture and allied sector?
    1. a) 3.0 percent
    2. b) 3.5 percent
    3. c) 4.0 percent
    4. d) 4.5 percent
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  134. The Government policy 'Make in India' aims at
    1. a) removal of bureaucratic sloth
    2. b) elimination of red tapism
    3. c) reduction in cost of manufacturing
    4. d) making the productive competitive
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  135. Which of the following is not an initiative for industrial development ?
    1. a) Make in India
    2. b) Ease of Doing business
    3. c) Start-up India
    4. d) Digital India
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  136. PURA ( Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas) model was advocated by
    1. a) A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
    2. b) Manmohan Singh
    3. c) Lal Krishna Advani
    4. d) Rajiv Gandhi
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  137. As per Census 2011, the female literacy rate in India was
    1. a) 60.0 percent
    2. b)
    3. c) 65.5 percent
    4. d) 68.5 percent
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  138. Who among the following has given the idea of Self-Help Groups as an effective tool for poverty alleviation ?
    1. a) Amartya Sen
    2. b) Md. Yunus
    3. c) S. Chakravarti
    4. d) Venkaiah Naidu
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  139. At present, who is the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India ?
    1. a) Urjit Patel
    2. b) Raghuram Rajan
    3. c) Shanta Kumar
    4. d) Lalita D. Gupte
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  140. Which one of the following is the pathway to increase productivity in agriculture ?
    1. a) Efficient irrigation
    2. b) Quality seeds
    3. c) Use of pesticides
    4. d) Use of fertilisers
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  141. Which one of the following is the objective of MGNREGA ?
    1. a) To build assets
    2. b) To encourage micro-irrigation
    3. c) Water management
    4. d) To enchance rural income
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  142. Which one of the following was not included in the intended objectives of the Union Budget, 2017-18?
    1. a) Transform India
    2. b) Clean India
    3. c) Educate India
    4. d) Energize India
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  143. Which one of the following most appropriately describes the nature of Green Revolution of late sixes of 20th century ?
    1. a) Intensive cultivation of green vegetable
    2. b) Intensive agriculture district programme
    3. c) High yielding varieties programme
    4. d) Seed- Fetiliser Water technology
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  144. Who amongthe following is the CEO of the NITI Aayog?
    1. a) Amitabh Kant
    2. b) S. S. Mundra
    3. c) Cyrus Mistry
    4. d) Soumya Kanti Ghosh
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  145. Which one of the following States has the highest density of population according to Census of India , 2011?
    1. a) Kerala
    2. b) Haryana
    3. c) Bihar
    4. d) Uttar Pradesh
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  146. What is the sex ratio in Bihar State as per the Census of India , 2011?
    1. a) 893
    2. b) 916
    3. c) 918
    4. d) 925
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  147. Bihar Economic Survey ' , for the first time , was published for the Financial Year
    1. a) 2004-2005
    2. b) 2006-2007
    3. c) 2008-2009
    4. d) 2009-2010
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  148. In Bihar , during April-June 2018, which sector has attracted the highest FDI equity inflow?
    1. a) Service Sector
    2. b) Steel Industry
    3. c) Processing industry in agriculture
    4. d) Cement Industry
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  149. What is the percenatge of population in Bihar State employed in agriculture sector in 2017-2018?
    1. a) 65
    2. b) 67
    3. c) 68
    4. d) 70
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
  150. What was the economic growth rate of the State of Bihar during the year 2016-17?
    1. a) 6.3 percent
    2. b) 7.3 percent
    3. c) 8.3 percent
    4. d) 9.3 percent
    5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above

 

 

BPSC Prelims 2018 Cut-off marks

Category 2017 Final Cut off marks July 2018 Expected Cut off Marks December 2018 Expected Cut off Marks
General Male 97 105 ± 3 88 ± 3
Female 86 95 ± 3 80 ± 3
EBC Male 89 97 ± 3 85 ± 3
Female 75 85 ± 3 74 ± 3
BC Male 93 102 ± 3 86 ± 3
Female 81 92 ± 3 78 ± 3
SC Male 83 90 ± 3 75 ± 3
Female 68 78 ± 3 67 ± 3
ST Male 89 94 ± 3 80 ± 3
Female 78 70 ± 3 67 ± 3

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