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    BPSC Answer Key – GS Paper (All Sets)

    Q. NoSET ASET BSET CSET D
    1BBD
    2CDD
    3CBB
    4BDE
    5EAD
    6BDA
    7BB
    8EBA
    9ECA
    10BCD
    11ACD
    12ABD
    13A
    14EBA
    15BDC
    16BDC
    17CDC
    18BDB
    19CDC
    20DB
    21BCC
    22ACD
    23ABA
    24DBB
    25ECD
    26AD
    27CAB
    28BAA
    29EDD
    30BEC
    31BCE
    32DAD
    33EDE
    34ABD
    35BBE
    36DED
    37CCB
    38CEE
    39ABB
    40ABC
    41BBC
    42ECA
    43EAB
    44ABB
    45BEB
    46DB
    47BDE
    48CCB
    49DCA
    50ABA
    51DBB
    52DCD
    53BCB
    54EBD
    55DEA
    56ABD
    57BB
    58AEB
    59AEC
    60DBC
    61DAC
    62DAB
    63A
    64AEB
    65CBD
    66CBD
    67CCD
    68BBD
    69CCD
    70BD
    71CBC
    72DAC
    73AAB
    74BDB
    75DEC
    76DA
    77BCA
    78ABA
    79DED
    80CBE
    81EBC
    82DDA
    83EED
    84DAB
    85EB
    86DDE
    87BCC
    88ECE
    89BAB
    90CAB
    91CBB
    92AEC
    93BEA
    94BAB
    95BBE
    96DB
    97EBD
    98BCC
    99ADC
    100AAB
    101BDB
    102DDC
    103BBC
    104DEB
    105ADE
    106DAB
    107BB
    108BAE
    109CAE
    110CDB
    111CDA
    112BDA
    113A
    114BAE
    115DCB
    116DCB
    117DCC
    118DBB
    119DCC
    120DB
    121CCB
    122CDA
    123BAA
    124BBD
    125CDE
    126DA
    127ABC
    128AAB
    129DDE
    130ECB
    131CEB
    132ADD
    133DEE
    134BDA
    135BE
    136EDD
    137CBC
    138EEC
    139BBA
    140BCA
    141BCB
    142CAE
    143ABE
    144BBA
    145EBB
    146BD
    147DEB
    148CBC
    149CAD
    150BAA

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    The questions are in order as in Set D

    1. Which of the following smart cities has become the India’s first city to run on 100% renewable energy during daytime?
      1. a) Bengaluru
      2. b) Jaipur
      3. c) Indore
      4. d) Diu
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    2. Mahmoud Abu Zeid has won the 2018 UNESCO/ Guillermo Cano World Pres Freedon Prize. He hails from which country?
      1. a) Israel
      2. b) Iraq
      3. c) ran
      4. d) Egypt
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    3. The bilateral military exercise ‘Harimau Shakti 2018’ has been conducted between India and which country?
      1. a) Indonesia
      2. b) Malaysia
      3. c) New Zealand
      4. d) South Korea
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    4. Which Union Ministry has launched the Second Edition of the ‘Unnat Bharat Abhiyan’?
      1. a) The Ministry of Home Affairs
      2. b) The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
      3. c) The Ministry of Human Resource Development
      4. d) The Ministry of Rural Development
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    5. Which Union Ministry in collaboration with Google India has launched a 360 Virtual Reality (VR) video of ‘Incredible India’?
      1. a) The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology
      2. b) The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
      3. c) The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
      4. d) The Ministry of Tourism
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    6. Which city hosted India’s firstever nationwide food archaeology conference ‘ArchaeoBroma’?
      1. a) Mumbai
      2. b) New Delhi
      3. c) Indore
      4. d) Surat
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    7. What is the India’s rank in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index [WPFI]?
      1. a) 136th
      2. b) 138th
      3. c) 135th
      4. d) 137th
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    8. Which institute has been awarded the 2018 National Intellectual Property Award in the category Top R & D Institution / Organization for Patents and Commercialization?
      1. a) The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
      2. b) The Indian Space Research Organization
      3. c) The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
      4. d) The Defence Research and Development Organization
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    9. Which State has topped the list of States with most number of beggars, as per data released by the Union Ministry of Social Justice?
      1. a) West Bengal
      2. b) Andhra Pradesh
      3. c) Bihar
      4. d) Uttar Pradesh
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    10. Which district has become the India’s first district to have 100% solar powered health centers ?
      1. a) Kolkata
      2. b) Chennai
      3. c) Bengaluru
      4. d) Surat
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    11. Which Indian sports person had bagged Gold in the Mens 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol Event at the 2018 ISSF Junior Shooting World Cup in Sydney?
      1. a) Rajkanwar Singh
      2. b) Anhad Jawanda
      3. c) B.Sainath
      4. d) Anish Bhanwala
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    12. Which State Government has signed a pact with Airport Authority of India [AAI] to develop villages in Kamrup?
      1. a) West Bengal
      2. b) Mizoram
      3. c) Nagaland
      4. d) Assam
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    13. Which State has the highest number of fully covered tribal habitations with the safe drinking water?
      1. a) Madhya Pradesh
      2. b) Odisha
      3. c) Rajasthan
      4. d) Jharkhand
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    14. ISRO has successfully launched GSAT – 6A satellite from which rocket vehicle?
      1. a) GSLV – F07
      2. b) GSLV – F09
      3. c) GSLV – F05
      4. d) GSLV – F08
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    15. What is the theme of the 2018 International Day of Forests?
      1. a) Forests and Water
      2. b) Forests and Energy
      3. c) Forests and Sustainable Cities
      4. d) Forests and Life
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    16. Q.16) Who has been elected as new President of Egypt?
      1. a) Moussa Mostafa Moussa
      2. b) El-Sayyid el-Badawi
      3. c) Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
      4. d) Ahmed Shafiq Sisi
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    17. Who has been chosen for the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for 2017?
      1. a) Sathyan Anthikkad
      2. b) K.G.Geogre
      3. c) Sreekumaran Thampi
      4. d) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    18. According to recent data released by Indian Cellular Association [ICA], India acquired what position in world in producing mobile phones?
      1. a) First
      2. b) Second
      3. c) Third
      4. d) Fourth
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    19. Which State Government has rolled out ‘Rupashree Scheme ‘ for marriage of poor girls?
      1. a) Tamil Nadu
      2. b) Odisha
      3. c) West Bengal
      4. d) Assam
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    20. NITI Aayog has launched the ‘Atal New India Challenge’ that will provide grants of up to how much amount to innovative products and solutions?
      1. a) Rs.2 crore
      2. b) Rs.1 crore
      3. c) Rs.1.5 crore
      4. d) Rs.2.5 crore
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    21. Who chaired the first meeting of the think tank on the Framework for National Policy on E-commerce?
      1. a) Narendra Modi
      2. b) Arun Jaitley
      3. c) Suresh Prabhu
      4. d) Smriti Irani
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    22. Which of the following cities of Bihar does not share border with Nepal?
      1. a) Madhubani
      2. b) Kishanganj
      3. c) Sitamarhi
      4. d) Purnia
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    23. Which of the following is only UNESCO World Heritage Site present in Bihar State India?
      1. a) Mahabodhi Vihar
      2. b) Buddhist Monastery Nalanda
      3. c) Ancient site of Vikramasl Monastery
      4. d) Tomb of Sher Shah Sur
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    24. The Union Cabinet has appro MoU India and SAO for cooperation on oil chemical pollution in the South Asian seas region. What did SACEP stand for?
      1. a) South Asia Compatibility Environment Programme
      2. b) South Asia Cooperation Environment Programme
      3. c) South Asia Connective Environment Programme
      4. d) South Asia Coercive Environment Programme
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    25. Which State Government has recently signed MoU with South Korea to enhance tourism cooperation?
      1. a) Kerala
      2. b) Mizoram
      3. c) Tamil Nadu
      4. d) Uttar Pradesh
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    26. The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education [ICFRE] has signed MoU with TIFAC for supporting forest based communities. Where is the head quarters of ICFRE located?
      1. a) Hyderabad
      2. b) Bengaluru
      3. c) Allahabad
      4. d) Dehradun
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    27. Which of the following teams has won the Newton Bhabha Fund for the project on Groundwater Atomic Research in Ganga River Basin?
      1. a) India – Russia Joint Team
      2. b) India – UK Joint Team
      3. c) India – Japan Joint Team
      4. d) India – Israel Joint Team
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    28. The Barh Super Thermal Power Station [BSTPS] is located in which State?
      1. a) Bihar
      2. b) Karnataka
      3. c) Rajasthan
      4. d) Punjab
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    29. The International Solar Alliance [ISA] has recently signed pact with which international organization in promote solar deployment in Asia and Pacific?
      1. a) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
      2. b) New Development Bank
      3. c) African Development Bank
      4. d) Asian Development Bank
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    30. India has signed a tripart MoU with which countries civil nuclear cooperation?
      1. a) USA and Nepal
      2. b) Japan and Myanmar
      3. c) Russia and Bangladesh
      4. d) Germany and Sri Lanka
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    31. What is the most significant feature of the Indus Valley Civilization?
      1. a) Burnt brick buildings
      2. b) First true arches
      3. c) Buildings of worship
      4. d) Art and architecture
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    32. Megasthenes was the ambassador of
      1. a) Seleucus
      2. b) Alexander
      3. c) Darius
      4. d) The Greeks
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    33. Kautilya’s Arthashastra is a book on
      1. a) economic relations
      2. b) principles and practice of statecraft
      3. c) foreign policy
      4. d) wealth accumulation
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    34. Tripitakas are the sacred books of the
      1. a) Jains
      2. b) Hindus
      3. c) Parsees
      4. d) Buddhists
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    35. The central point in Ashram Dhamma is
      1. a) loyalty to the king
      2. b) peace and non-violence
      3. c) respects to elders
      4. d) religious toleration
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    36. The division of Maur society into seven classes particularly mentioned in
      1. a) Kautilya’s Arthashastra
      2. b) Ashokan edicts
      3. c) the Puranas
      4. d) the Indica of Megasthen
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    37. The famous Chinese pilgrim Fa-Hien visited India during reign of
      1. a) Chandragupta I
      2. b) Chandragupta II
      3. c) Ramagupta
      4. d) Srigupta
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    38. The Chola age was famous for
      1. a) village assemblies
      2. b) war with the Rashtrakutas
      3. c) trade with Ceylon
      4. d) advancement of Tribal culture
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    39. The mighty gateways found at the temples of South India are called
      1. a) Shikhars
      2. b) Gopurams
      3. c) Devalayas
      4. d) Mandaps
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    40. The remains of Vijayanagara empire are found in
      1. a) Bijapur
      2. b) Golonda
      3. c) Hampi
      4. d) Baroda
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    41. Who was the first Muslim ruler to formulate the ‘theory of kingship’ similar to the ‘theory of divine right of the kings?
      1. a) Aibak
      2. b) Iltutmish
      3. c) Balban
      4. d) Alauddin
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    42. Paper came to be used in the
      1. a) 12th century
      2. b) 13th century
      3. c) 14th century
      4. d) 15th century
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    43. European paintings were introduced in the court of
      1. a) Humayun
      2. b) Akbar
      3. c) Jahangir
      4. d) Shah Jahan
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    44. Who was the ruler of India when the English East India Company was formed?
      1. a) Aurangzeb
      2. b) Akbar
      3. c) Jahangir
      4. d) Humayun
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    45. Which of the following Princely States was not annexed by the British?
      1. a) Sind
      2. b) Gwalior
      3. c) Awadh
      4. d) Satara
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    46. What was the ultimate goal of Gandhiji’s Salt Satyagraha?
      1. a) Repeal of Salt laws
      2. b) Curtailment of the government’s power
      3. c) Economic relief to the common people
      4. d) ‘Purna Swaraj’ for India
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    47. The Moplah Rebellion of 1921 broke out in
      1. a) Assam
      2. b) Kerala
      3. c) Punjab
      4. d) Bengal
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    48. The Swadeshi Movement place in India during
      1. a) the champaran Satyagrah of Gandhiji
      2. b) the anti-Bengal partition agitation
      3. c) the protest against Rowlatt Act
      4. d) the Non-Cooperation Movement
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    49. Bihar Provincial Kisan Sabha was formed in
      1. a) 1929
      2. b) 1930
      3. c) 1931
      4. d) 1932
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    50. By which Act, Bihar became separate province?
      1. a) The Government of India Act of 1935
      2. b) The Government of India Act of 1919
      3. c) The Indian Councils of 1909
      4. d) The Indian Independence Act of 1947
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    51. Which one of the following Committees / Commissions recommended the creation of Nyaya Panchayats?
      1. a) Balwant Rai Mehta Committee
      2. b) Ashok Mehta Committee
      3. c) G.V.K. Rao Committee
      4. d) Sarkaria Commission
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    52. Which one of the following functions is not the concern of Local Self-Government?
      1. a) Public Health
      2. b) Sanitation
      3. c) Public Utility Services
      4. d) Maintenance of Public Order
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    53. The system of Panchayati Raj is mentioned in
      1. a) the Union List
      2. b) the State List
      3. c) the Concurrent List
      4. d) None of the above
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    54. Q.54) 50% reservation for women Panchayati Raj Institutions is leagalized in certain States such as

      I. Bihar

      II. Uttarkhand

      III. Madhya Pradesh

      IV. Himachal Pradesh

      1. a) Only III
      2. b) Only II and III
      3. c) II, III and IV
      4. d) I, II , III and IV
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    55. Money Bill can be presented
      1. a) only in the Lok Sabha
      2. b) only in the Rajya Sabha
      3. c) in both the Houses
      4. d) in joint meeting of both the Houses
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    56. What is the nature of the Indian Constitution?
      1. a) Federal
      2. b) Unitary
      3. c) Parliamentary
      4. d) Fedral in nature but unitary in spirit
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    57. Who appoints the Judges of the Supreme Court of India?
      1. a) The Prime Minister
      2. b) The President
      3. c) The Chief Justice of India
      4. d) The Ombudsman
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    58. Who is the Ex Officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?
      1. a) The President
      2. b) The Vice President
      3. c) The Prime Minister
      4. d) None of the above
      5. e) More than one of the above
    59. The Prime Minister of India is responsible to whom?
      1. a) The Cabinet
      2. b) The President
      3. c) The Lok Sabha
      4. d) The Rajya Sabha
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    60. What is the minimum age for a Member of the Parliament?
      1. a) 18 years
      2. b) 21 years
      3. c) 25years
      4. d) 30 years
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    61. What is the retirement age of the Judges of the Supreme Court?
      1. a) 60 years
      2. b) 62 years
      3. c) 65 years
      4. d) 70 years
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    62. Who is the highest Civil Service Office of the Central Government?
      1. a) The Attorney General India
      2. b) The Cabinet Secretary
      3. c) The Home Secretary
      4. d) The Finance Secretary
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    63. One of the problems calculating National Income India is
      1. a) underemployment
      2. b) inflation
      3. c) low level of savings
      4. d) non-organized sector
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    64. The apex bank for providing agricultural refinance in India
      1. a) RBI
      2. b) NABARD
      3. c) SBI
      4. d) Imperial Bank
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    65. According to the 14th Finance Commission, the percent share of States in the proceeds of the share central tax revenue should be
      1. a) 32 percent
      2. b) 35 percent
      3. c) 40 percent
      4. d) 42 percent
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    66. Which sector in India attracts the highest FDI equity flow?
      1. a) Construction Sector
      2. b) Energy Sector
      3. c) Automobile Sector
      4. d) Service Sector
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    67. Who amongst the following is the present Governor of the RBI?
      1. a) Bimal Jalan
      2. b) Arvind Subramanian
      3. c) Raghuram Rajan
      4. d) Urjit Patel
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    68. The size of the marginal land holding in India is
      1. a) more than 5 hectares
      2. b) 2 hectares to 4 hectares
      3. c) 1 hectare to 2 hectares
      4. d) less than 1 hectare
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    69. Globalization does not include
      1. a) reduction in import duties
      2. b) abolition of import licensing
      3. c) free flow of FDI
      4. d) disinvestment of Public Sector Equity
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    70. The Prevention of Laundering Act came into in India during
      1. a) 1998
      2. b) 1999
      3. c) 2001
      4. d) 2005
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    71. TRIMS stands for
      1. a) Trade – Related Income Measures
      2. b) Trade – Related Incentive Measures
      3. c) Trade – Related Investment Measures
      4. d) Trade – Related Innovative Measures
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    72. NITI Aayog came into existence on
      1. a) 1st January , 2014
      2. b) 1st June, 2014
      3. c) 1st January, 2015
      4. d) 1st June, 2015
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    73. ‘Gullak Bachcha Bank’ is a bank based in
      1. a) Delhi
      2. a) Delhi
      3. c) Bhopal
      4. d) Jaipur
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    74. The base year for All-India Wholesale Price Index [WPI] has been changed by the Government of India from 2004 – 05 to
      1. a) 2010-11
      2. b) 2011-12
      3. c) 2012-13
      4. d) 2013-14
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    75. According to Indian Population Census, 2011, the percentage of literacy among males and females both is lowest for the State of
      1. a) Arunachal Pradesh
      2. b) Andhra Pradesh
      3. c) Bihar
      4. d) Jammu and Kashmir
      5. e) None of the above / More than one of the above
    76. The average size of landholdings in Bihar in comparison with other States is
      1. a) Lowest
      2. b) second lowest
      3. c) highest
      4. d) second highest
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    77. The latest per capita income at current prices is lowest for the Indian State of
      1. a) Bihar
      2. b) Uttar Pradesh
      3. c) Odisha
      4. d) Nagaland
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    78. The latest annual per capita consumption of electricity in Bihar is
      1. a) Lowest
      2. b) second lowest
      3. c) highest
      4. d) second highest
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    79. The average yield of cotton is highest in India for the State of
      1. a) West Bengal
      2. b) Bihar
      3. c) Assam
      4. d) Andhra Pradesh
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    80. The road length per lakh of population in Bihar is
      1. a) lowest
      2. b) second lowest
      3. c) highest
      4. d) second highest
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    81. During 10000 BC, the population of the world was
      1. a) 2 million
      2. b) 3 million
      3. c) 4 million
      4. d) 5 million
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    82. Cocos Plate lies between
      1. a) Central America and Pacific Plate
      2. b) South America and Pacific Plate
      3. c) Red Sea and Persian Gulf
      4. d) Asiatic Plate and Pacific Plate
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    83. ‘Rust Bowl’ of the USA is associated with which one of the following regions?
      1. a) Great Lakes region
      2. b) Alabama region
      3. c) California region
      4. d) Pittsburg region
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    84. Which one of the following approaches is associated with Prof. Amartya Sen?
      1. a) Basic needs Approach
      2. b) Capability Approach
      3. c) Income Approach
      4. d) Welfare Approach
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    85. Which one of the following is known as the ‘Coffee Port’ of the world?
      1. a) Sao Paulo
      2. b) Santos
      3. c) Rio de Janerio
      4. d) Buenos Aires
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    86. Which one of the following States has the highest percentage of area under forests?
      1. a) Himachal Pradesh
      2. b) Assam
      3. c) Andhra Pradesh
      4. d) Arunachal Pradesh
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    87. Which one of the following soils is deposited by rivers?
      1. a) Red soil
      2. b) Black soil
      3. c) Alluvial soil
      4. d) Laterite soil
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    88. What is the share of hydro electric power in the total electricity produced in India?
      1. a) 10 percent
      2. b) 12 percent
      3. c) 20 percent
      4. d) 22 percent
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    89. Which Census year is called ‘Demographic Divide’ in the population study of India?
      1. a) 1911
      2. b) 1921
      3. c) 1931
      4. d) 1941
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    90. The largest number of cotton mills in Tamil Nadu are found in
      1. a) Chennai
      2. b) Coimbatore
      3. c) Madurai
      4. d) Salem
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    91. Which one of the following States is the leading producer of rubber in India?
      1. a) Tamil Nadu
      2. b) Kerala
      3. c) Karnataka
      4. d) Andhra Pradesh
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    92. National Waterway -1 connects
      1. a) Kottapuram to Kollam
      2. b) Sadiya to Dhubri
      3. c) Haldia to Allahabad
      4. d) Haldia to Kolkata
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    93. Khetri Belt of Rajasthan State is famous for
      1. a) Copper mining
      2. b) Gold Mining
      3. c) Mica mining
      4. d) Iron ore mining
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    94. Which one of the following rivers joins the Ganga at Fatuha?
      1. a) Son
      2. b) Punpun
      3. c) Sakri
      4. d) Balan
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    95. According to Koppean’s climatic classification , the climate of North Bihar may be explained as
      1. a) Cwg
      2. b) Aw
      3. c) CA’w
      4. d) CB’w
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    96. Which soil is predominantly found in the districts of Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga and Champran?
      1. a) Black soil
      2. b) Newer alluvium
      3. c) Older alluvium
      4. d) Red soil
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    97. The largest jute-producing district of Bihar is
      1. a) Siwan
      2. b) Gaya
      3. c) Vaishali
      4. d) Purnia
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    98. Triveni Canal has been constructed on the river
      1. a) Kosi
      2. b) Son
      3. c) Gandak
      4. d) Kamla
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    99. The salvation place of Mahavirji, the originator of Jain religion , is located at
      1. a) Maner
      2. b) Rajgir
      3. c) Pavapuri
      4. d) Jalan Fort
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    100. Kaimur Plateau is famous for
      1. a) copper
      2. b) limestone
      3. c) lithium
      4. d) bauxite
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    101. Swami Sahajanand Saraswati published a journal named
      1. a) Jankranti
      2. b) Hunkar
      3. c) Krishak Samachar
      4. d) Vidrohi
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    102. Who established a branch of Anushilan Samiti at Patna in 1913?
      1. a) Rewati Nag
      2. b) Yadunath Sarkar
      3. c) Sachindra Nath Sanyal
      4. d) Mazharul Haque
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    103. Who organized Kisan Sabha at Munger in 1922-23?
      1. a) Swami Sahajanand Saraswati
      2. b) Shri Krishna Singh
      3. c) Mohammed Jubair
      4. d) K.N.Singh
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    104. Bihar Socialist Party was born in 1934 with its Secretary
      1. a) Acharya Narendra Dev
      2. b) Jayaprakash Naryan
      3. c) Rambriksh Benipuri
      4. d) Karpoor Thakur
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    105. Who was the member of the Constituent Assembly of India from Bihar?
      1. a) A.N.Sinha
      2. b) Rajendra Prasad
      3. c) Jagjivan Ram
      4. d) Shyam Nandan Prasad Mishra
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    106. The first Indian Ministry in Bihar in 1937 came into existence under whose leadership?
      1. a) Shri Krishna Singh
      2. b) Md.Yunu
      3. c) G.S. Lal
      4. d) Wahab Ali
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    107. Whom did Rajendra Prasad consider as the father of Pakistan?
      1. a) Md. Jinnah
      2. b) Lord Mountbatten
      3. c) Lord Minto
      4. d) Liaquat Ali Khan
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    108. When was Patna Lawn renamed as Gandhi Maidan?
      1. a) During Quit India Movement
      2. b) During Anti-Simon Commission Rally
      3. c) During Champaran Satyagrah
      4. d) On the eve of Independence
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    109. Bombay Presidency Association was established by
      1. a) Ferozshah Mehta
      2. b) K.T. Tailang
      3. c) W.C. Banerjee
      4. d) Tayabjee
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    110. Who established Imperial Commission Corps?
      1. a) Lord Minto
      2. b) Lord Curzon
      3. c) Lord Lytton
      4. d) Lord Ripon
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    111. The Declaration of Partition of Bengal was done on
      1. a) 19th July, 1905
      2. b) 7th August, 1905
      3. c) 15th August, 1905
      4. d) 16th October, 1905
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    112. Who was given life punishment for the murder of Colonel Wyllie?
      1. a) Madan Lal Dhingra
      2. b) Udham Singh
      3. c) Bhagat Singh
      4. d) Manmathanath
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    113. The post of the Indian High Commission was created by which Act?
      1. a) The Indian Councils Act, 1909
      2. b) The Government of India Act, 1919
      3. c) The Government of India Act, 1935
      4. d) The Indian Independence Act, 1947
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    114. The Indian National Congress did not take part in which of the following Round Table Conferences?
      1. a) First
      2. b) Second
      3. c) Third
      4. d) Participated in all
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    115. Mahatma Gandhi presided over which Session of the Indian National Congress?
      1. a) 1922
      2. b) 1924
      3. c) 1928
      4. d) 1930
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    116. Who was not the member of the Cabinet Mission?
      1. a) Pethick – Lawrence
      2. b) Wavell
      3. c) Stafford Cripps
      4. d) A.V. Alexander
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    117. Who wrote the pamphlet ‘How ever’?
      1. a) Md. Jinnah
      2. b) Md. Iqbal
      3. c) Rahmat Ali
      4. d) Khafi Khan
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    118. Who declared ‘Sati’ illegal?
      1. a) Warren Hastings
      2. b) William Bentinck
      3. c) Cornwallis
      4. d) Curzon
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    119. When was the Punjab Land Alienation Act passed?
      1. a) 1850
      2. b) 1895
      3. c) 1900
      4. d) 1905
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    120. The Department of State was established under whose headship?
      1. a) Mahatma Gandhi
      2. b) J.L. Nehru
      3. c) G.B. Pant
      4. d) Sardar Patel
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    121. A number when divided by 342 gives a remainder 47. When the same number is divided by 19, what would be the remainder?
      1. a) 0
      2. b) 9
      3. c) 18
      4. d) 8
      5. E. None of the above/ More than one of the above
    122. A person who spends 66 2/3 % of his income is able to save Rs.1,200 per month. His monthly expenses (in Rs.) are
      1. a) 2,400
      2. b) 3,000
      3. c) 2,000
      4. d) 3,600
      5. e) 2,800
    123. A man gains 20% by selling an article for a certain price. If he sells it at double the price, the percentage of profit will be
      1. a) 140
      2. b) 200
      3. c) 100
      4. d) 160
      5. e) 120
    124. 10 women can complete a work in 7 days and 10 children take 14 days to complete the work. How many days will 5 women and 10 children taken to complete the work?
      1. a) 6
      2. b) 5
      3. c) 3
      4. d) 7
      5. e) 4
    125. How many numbers between 11 and 90 are divisible by 7?
      1. a) 10
      2. b) 9
      3. c) 13
      4. d) 12
      5. e) 11
    126. A man can row 7.5 Km per hours in still water. If in a river running at 1.5 Km an hour, it takes him 50 minutes to row to a place and back, how far off is the place?
      1. (a) 3 Km
      2. (b) 4 Km
      3. (c) 2 Km
      4. (d) 5 Km
      5. (e) 7 Km
    127. A sum of money invested at compound interest amounts to Rs 4624 in 2 years and to Rs 4913 in 3 years. The sum of money is
      1. (a) Rs 4240
      2. (b) Rs 4280
      3. (c) Rs 4096
      4. (d) Rs 4346
      5. (e) Rs 4406
    128. A man buys Rs 20 shared paying 9% dividend. The man wants to have an interest of 12% on his money. The market value of each share is
      1. (a) Rs 18
      2. (b) Rs 15
      3. (c) Rs 21
      4. (d) Rs 25
      5. (e) Rs 20
    129. The following pie chart shows the spending of the country on various sports during the particular year. Study the chart carefully and answer the question (Note: Refer your question paper for chart)

      How much percent less is spent on football than that of cricket?

      1. (a) 35.5
      2. (b) 29
      3. (c) 32.5
      4. (d) 31
      5. (e) 33.33
    130. A invested Rs 76,000 in a business. After few months, B joined him with Rs 57, 000. At the end of the year, the total profit was divided between them in the ratio 2:1, After how many months did B join?
      1. (a) 6
      2. (b) 4
      3. (c) 3
      4. (d) 8
      5. (e) 5
    131. Quartz crystals used in clocks are
      1. a) Sodium silicate
      2. b) Silicon dioxide
      3. c) Germanium dioxide
      4. d) Titanium dioxide
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    132. Bromine is a
      1. a) Colourless gas
      2. b) Brown solid
      3. c) Highly inflammable gas
      4. d) Red liquid
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    133. Gases used in welding are
      1. a) Oxygen and hydrogen
      2. b) Oxygen and nitrogen
      3. c) Oxygen and acetylene
      4. d) Hydrogen and acetylene
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    134. Galvanized iron pipes have a coating of
      1. a) Zinc
      2. b) Mercury
      3. c) Lead
      4. d) Chromium
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    135. The wavelength of visible spectrum is in the range
      1. a) 1300 A-3900 A
      2. b) 3900 A-7600 A
      3. c) 7800 A-8200 A
      4. d) 8500 A-9800 A
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    136. Detergents used for cleaning clothes are
      1. a) Carbonates
      2. b) Bicarbonates
      3. c) Bismuthates
      4. d) Sulfonates
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    137. The element excreted through human sweat is
      1. a) Sulfur
      2. b) Iron
      3. c) Magnesium
      4. d) Zinc
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    138. Blue vitriol is chemically
      1. a) Sodium sulfate
      2. b) Nickel sulfate
      3. c) Copper sulfate
      4. d) Iron sulfate
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    139. The positively charged part at the centre of the atom is called
      1. a) Proton
      2. b) Neutron
      3. c) Electron
      4. d) Nucleus
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    140. The conversation of solid directly into gas
      1. a) Sublimation
      2. b) Condensation
      3. c) Evaporation
      4. d) Boiling
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    141. In human system, insulin controls the metabolism of
      1. (a) fats
      2. (b) carbohydrates
      3. (c) proteins
      4. (d) nucleic acids
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    142. The antibiotic among the following is
      1. (a) penicillin
      2. (b) aspirin
      3. (c) paracetamol
      4. (d) sulfadiazine
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    143. Which of the following is mostly carbohydrate
      1. (a) Wheat
      2. (b) Barley
      3. (c) Rice
      4. (d) Maize
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    144. The heaviest metal among the following is
      1. (a) Gold
      2. (b) Silver
      3. (c) Mercury
      4. (d) Platinum
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    145. Stainless steel is an alloy of
      1. (a) iron and nickel
      2. (b) iron and chromium
      3. (c) copper and chromium
      4. (d) iron and zinc
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    146. 146. To protect broken bones, plaster of paris is used. It is
      1. (a) slaked lime
      2. (b) calcium carbonate
      3. (c) calcium oxide
      4. (d) gypsum
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    147. A hydrocarbon in which two carbon atoms are joined by a double bond is called as an
      1. (a) alkane
      2. (b) alkene
      3. (c) alkyne
      4. (d) ionic bond
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    148. The chemical name of vinegar is
      1. (a) methanol
      2. (b) ethanol
      3. (c) acetic acid
      4. (d) ethyl acetate
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    149. The acid used in car battery is
      1. (a) acetic acid
      2. (b) hydrochloric acid
      3. (c) nitric acid
      4. (d) sulfuric acid
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.
    150. The gas, which comes out on opening a soda water bottle is
      1. (a) carbon dioxide
      2. (b) hydrogen
      3. (c) nitrogen
      4. (d) sulfur dioxide
      5. e) None of the above/More than one above.

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    21 responses on "BPSC Prelims 2018 Answer Key"

    1. Q145 stainless steel – as per your source, it is iron alloy with chrominum. This iron alloy is Steel which is iron plus carbon. So, stainless steel is iron, carbon and chrominum. Hence, None of the above.

    2. Muslim merchants introduced paper manufacture to India in the 13th century, where it almost wholly replaced traditional writing materials [21].
      —– A Study on History of Paper and possible Paper Free World. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/291486327_A_Study_on_History_of_Paper_and_possible_Paper_Free_World [accessed Jul 03 2018].

    3. Q86. I believe it is about following states, so Arunachal has the highest forest cover.

    4. Even as per your source andhra is not having highest cotton yield but Gujarat.

    5. Sir, even as per your platinum is heavier than gold. Please reconfirm.

    6. Agar is answer key se marks jode ho to atleast 15-20 marks ghanta lo, bahut hi galat diya hai.

    7. Getting 80 marks belongs to obc category female

    8. Getting 94, BC candidate.. Any chance

    9. 76 in ped category, any chance?

    10. Sir I belong to SC and my obtain mark is 60. Am I qualify in pt?

    11. sir i am getting 91 marks . i belong to gen category. is there any chance.

    12. Sir I m getting 71…. Is there any chance in general categories??

    13. You will definitely clear. Prepare well for mains

    14. Profile photo of Aakshy Shivpuri

      Sir, i am getting 105 marks … I belong to SC category ??

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