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    PPSC Answer Key – GS Paper 1 (All Sets)

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    The questions are in order as in Set (A)

    1. The element which is generally absorbed by plants along with Zn and causes “Ouch Ouch” disease in human beings is
      1. a) Tin(Sn)
      2. b) Cadmium (Cd)
      3. c) Mercury (Hg)
      4. d) Chromium (Cr)
    2. The recent Supreme Court ruling about the limitations of the powers of Lt. Governor of Delhi vis-à-vis the Chief Minister of Delhi has been making news. In this case, who out of the following was one of the defence councels for Aam Aadmi Party?
      1. a) Ram Jethmalani
      2. b) P. Chidambaram
      3. c) Dushyant Dave
      4. d) Mukul Rohatgi
    3. What is meant by the term “Oilzapper” that we frequently hear in the news?
      1. a) It is an eco-friendly technology for the remediation of oily sludge and oil spills
      2. b) It is the latest technology developed for under sea oil exploration
      3. c) It is a genetically engineered high biofuel-yielding maize variety.
      4. d) It is the latest technology to control the accidentally caused flames from oil wells.
    4. What is the difference between a CFL and an LED lamp?
      1. To produce light, a CFL uses mercury vapour and phosphor while an LED lamp uses semiconductor material.
      2. The average life span of a CFL is much longer than that of an LED lamp.
      3. A CFL is less energy – efficient as compared to an LED lamp.
      Which of the statements given above is /are correct?
      1. a) 1 only
      2. b) 2 and 3 only
      3. c) 1 and 3 only
      4. d) 1,2 and 3
    5. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) considers a species to be ‘critically endangered’ if the spatial measure (extent of occurance) is estimated to be less than _______ km2
      1. a) 50
      2. b) 100
      3. c) 150
      4. d) 200
    6. Consider the following statements about an estuary :
      1. An estuary is the place where the river fresh water meets with ocean water.
      2. This area is highly productive.
      3. This area is highly unproductive.
      Which of the above statements is/are true?
      1. a) 1 only
      2. b) 2 only
      3. c) 1 and 2 only
      4. d) 3 only
    7. Compounds of ________ cause Minamata disease
      1. a) Mercury
      2. b) Cadmium
      3. c) Cobalt
      4. d) Fertilizers
    8. Consider the following statements in the context of the Clean Energy Ministerial [CEM] :
      1. It is a global forum to promote policies and programmes that advance clean energy technology and to encourage the transition to a global clean energy economy.
      2. India is a participating nation in the Clean Energy Ministerial.
      3. India has denied to participate in the programme 21st Century Power’ under Clean Energy Ministeral.
      Which of the above statements are correct?
      1. a) 2 and 3 only
      2. b) 1 and 3 only
      3. c) 1 and 2 only
      4. d) 1,2, and 3
    9. With reference to the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972, consider the following statements :
      1. It was formed in order to fulfil India’s international obligation under the Convention on Biological Diversity.
      2. As per the law only a part of the wild animal is considered as a wildlife trophy.
      Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
      1. a) 1 only
      2. b) 2 only
      3. c) Both 1 and 2
      4. d) Neither 1 nor 2
    10. Kanjli Wetland is in which district of Punjab?
      1. a) Kapurthala
      2. b) Moga
      3. c) Tarn Taran
      4. d) Fazilka
    11. Regarding the new MSP of Paddy declared by the Government in July 2018, which of the following statements are correct?
      1. MSP of Paddy (Common Grade) has been increased by Rs.200/- per quintal and of Grade A variety by Rs.160/- per quintal.
      2. MSP of Paddy (Common Grade) has been increased by Rs.160 /- per quintal and of Grade A variety by Rs.200/- per quintal.
      3. The new MSP of Paddy (Common Grade) and Grade A variety is Rs.1750/- per quintal.
      4. The new MSP of Paddy (Common Grade) is Rs.1750/- per quintal and of Grade A is Rs.1800/- per quintal.
      1. a) 2 and 4 only
      2. b) 1 and 4 only
      3. c) 1 and 3 only
      4. d) 2 and 3 only
    12. What is the zoological name of the State bird of Punjab?
      1. a) Accipiter gentilis
      2. b) Antilope cervicapra
      3. c) Dalbergia sissoo
      4. d) Eichhornia crassipes
    13. India has given its approval to the Raptor MoU. Which of the following statements is/are true regarding Raptor MoU?
      1. It falls under UN Convention of Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.
      2. It is about conservation of birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia.
      3. It is not legally binding .
      4. The Raptor MoU extends its coverage to 76 species of birds of prey out of which many species also occur in India.
      1. a) 1 only
      2. b) 2 only
      3. c) 3 and 4 only
      4. d) 1,2,3 and 4
    14. Which of the following is true about Indian Vulture ?
      1. It is called Gyps Indicus as per binomial nomenclature.
      2. The cause of decline in the population of Indian Vultures has been identified as poisoning caused by the veterinary drug Diclofenac.
      3. Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre is situated in Jharkhand.
      4. Recently , Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme was launched for the conservation of Indian Vulture by the Haryana Government.
      1. a) 1 and 2 only
      2. b) 3 and 4 only
      3. c) 1,2,3 and 4
      4. d) 1,2 and 4 only
    15. Match the agro – climatic zone given in column ‘A’ with its area given in column ‘B’ :
      ‘A’ ‘B’
      A. Central Plain Zone I. Hoshiarpur
      B. Sub-mountain Undulating Zone II. Jalandhar
      C. Western Zone III. Ferozepur
      D. Western Plain Zone IV. Moga
      A B C D
      1. a) I II III IV
      2. b) II I IV III
      3. c) II III I IV
      4. d) IV I III II
    16. Read the following statements :
      1. Baglihar Hydropower Project has been developed on river Chenab.
      2. Dulhasti Hydropower Project has been developed on river Jhelum.
      3. Salal Hydropower Project has been developed on river Ravi.
      Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
      1. a) 1 only
      2. b) 1 and 2 only
      3. c) 1 and 3 only
      4. d) 1 , 2 and 3
    17. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
      1. a) Mundra – Ultra Mega Power Project
      2. b) Kandla – Tidal Project
      3. c) Sethu Samudram – Hydropower Project
      4. d) Kudankulam – Nuclear Project
    18. Which among the following city is called “Zero Mile Centre” because of its location on India’s Geographic Centre?
      1. Bhopal
      2. Jabalpur
      3. Nagpur
      4. Indore
    19. What are the benefits of implementing the “Integrated Watershed Development Programme”?

      1. Prevention of soil runoff
      2. Linking the country’s perennial rivers with seasonal rivers
      3. Rain water harvesting and recharge of ground water table
      4. Regeneration of natural vegetation

      Which of the statements given above are correct ?

      1. a) 1 and 2 only
      2. b) 2,3 and 4 only
      3. c) 1,3 and 4 only
      4. d) 1,2,3 and 4
    20. Which of the following pairs are correct?

      1. Zawar – Uranium
      2. Khetri – Copper
      3. Balaghat – Manganese
      4. Jaduguda – Zinc

      Select the correct answer using the code given below :

      1. a) 1 and 2 only
      2. b) 2 and 3 only
      3. c) 1 and 4 only
      4. d) 1 and 3 only
    21. “Setu Bharatam” project is connected with which of the following transport sectors?
      1. a) Road Transport
      2. b) Air Transport
      3. c) Inland Water Transport
      4. d) Coastal Transport
    22. Which of the following crops are cultivated in the equatorial regions?

      1. Rubber
      2. Cocoa
      3. Tea
      4. Sugarcane

      Select the correct answer using the code given below:

      1. a) 1 and 2 only
      2. b) 2 and 3 only
      3. c) 1,2 and 3 only
      4. d) 1,2,3 and 4
    23. Who said “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” ?
      1. a) Abraham Lincoln
      2. b) Malcolm X
      3. c) Mahatma Gandhi
      4. d) Martin Luther King, Jr.
    24. Who coined the phrasee, ‘banal nationalism”?
      1. a) Brian Jenkins
      2. b) Michael Billig
      3. c) Elie Kedourie
      4. d) Tom Nairn
    25. Who coined the name , ‘United Nations’?
      1. a) Franklin D. Roosevelt
      2. b) Winston Churchill
      3. c) Trygve Lie
      4. d) Charles de Gaulle
    26. Which one of the following is the latest member (193rd) of the United Nations?
      1. a) Palau
      2. b) South Sudan
      3. c) Liechtenstein
      4. d) Serbia
    27. Which one of the following is the incorrect match between the UN agency and its Headquarter?
      1. a) Food and Agricultural Organization – Rome
      2. b) International Labour Organization – Geneva
      3. c) International Monetary Fund – New York
      4. d) UNESCO – Paris
    28. Match the following features of the Indian Constitution from their adoptions :

      Features Adoptions

      A. Federalism I. Canada
      B. Fundamental Duties II. Former Soviet Union
      C. DPSP III. Ireland
      D. Judicial Review IV. US

      Choose the Correct answer :

      A B C D

      1. a) I II III IV
      2. b) I III II IV
      3. c) III II IV I
      4. d) IV II III I
    29. Which two committees of the Parliament are described as ‘twin sister’ committees?
      1. a) Public Accounts Committee and Estimates Committee
      2. b) Public Accounts Committee and Committee on Public Undertakings
      3. c) Law Committee and Committee of Delegated Legislaton
      4. d) Committee on Privileges and Committee on Petitions
    30. The Rohingya crisis has been making news lately. Consider the following statements about the Rohingyas :

      1. They are an ethnic group largely comprising Muslims who predominantly live in western Myanmar province of Rakhine
      2. All the Rohingyas are full citizens of Myanmar.
      3. According to the UN, the Rohingya crisis is majorly a result of ethnic cleansing being done by the Myanmar State.

      Which of the above statements are correct?

      1. a) 1 and 2 only
      2. b) 2 and 3 only
      3. c) 1 and 3 only
      4. d) 1,2 and 3
    31. Which of the following amendment/s in the Indian Constitution was/were equated with ‘Mini Constitution’?
      1. a) 24th and 25th Amendments
      2. b) 42nd Amendment
      3. c) 44th Amendment
      4. d) 73rd and 74th Amendments
    32. Which of the following is incorrect with regard to the Schedules listed in the Constitution of India?
      1. a) There are total twelve Schedules
      2. b) Schedules XI and XII were incorporated respectively by 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments
      3. c) The Ninth Schedule was added to the Constituion by the First Amendment
      4. d) Anti – Defection law is in the 10th Schedule of the Constitution and it was added by 42nd Constitutional Amendment
    33. Which of the following is not the essential condition for a political party to be recognized as a national party?
      1. a) If a party gets six percent of the total valid votes polled in the election for Lok Sabha in four or more States
      2. b) If a party sends four elected members to the Lok Sabha
      3. c) If a party gets two percent of the total number of seats in Lok Sabha from not less than three States
      4. d) If a party is recognized as a State Party in at least two States
    34. The Panchayati elections are scheduled in the month of September 2018 in Punjab. Consider the following statements about the Panchayati Raj Institutions. Which of them is incorrect?
      1. a) The term of the office to the Panchayat at every level is 5 years
      2. b) The direction and control of preparation of electoral roles and conduct of all elections to Panchayats shall be vested in the Election Commission of India
      3. c) The State Legislature may make provisions with respect to all matters relating to elections to the Panchayats
      4. d) The 73rd Amendment Act provides for the reservation of not less than one-third of total number of seats for women (including number of seats reserved for women belonging to SC/ST).
    35. Who is the Chairman of the Inter-State Council?
      1. a) The President of India
      2. b) The Union Cabinet
      3. c) The Prime Minister
      4. d) The Union Home Minister
    36. The word ‘Bureaucracy’ was first coined by
      1. a) Max Weber
      2. b) Alexander Pope
      3. c) M.Crozier
      4. d) Vincent de Gournay
    37. Which of the following — Bretton Woods Conference?
      1. a) United Nations
      2. b) League of Nations
      3. c) Institutions meant for checking nuclear proliferation
      4. d) World Bank and IMF
    38. Which one of the following is not a sufficient ground for convening a joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament?
      1. a) Rejection of a bill by one House of the Parliament when the other House has passed it.
      2. b) Both Houses have finally disagreed as to the amendments to be made in a Bill
      3. c) More than six months have elapsed from the date of the reception of the Bill by the other House without the Bill being passed by it.
      4. d) President has refused to give his assent to the Bill
    39. Celebrating its 50 years, Booker Prize declared its ‘Best of Man Booker Prize” on 7th of July 2018. Which book won this prize?
      1. a) The English Patient
      2. b) The God of small Things
      3. c) Home Fire
      4. d) Anna Karenina
    40. Which of the following statements is/are not correct?

      1. As per the provisions of the Constitution, the Council of Ministers is both collectively and individually responsible to the Lok Sabha
      2. A censure motion must state the reason for its adoption
      3. A no-confidence motion must set out the grounds on which it is based.
      4. If a no-confidence motion is passed by the Lok Sabha, the Council of Ministers is bound to resign.

      Select the correct answer using the code given below :

      1. a) 1,2 and 4 only
      2. b) 2 only
      3. c) 3 only
      4. d) 2,3 and 4 only
    41. In the first financial year of GST regime in the country concluded recently, list the following states in the descending order of Per Capita Revenue starting with highest to the lowest:
      1. a) Haryana, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab
      2. b) Maharashtra, Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab
      3. c) Maharashtra, Haryana, Punjab, Karnataka
      4. d) Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka
    42. The government has powers under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (EC Act) to declare a commodity as an essential commodity to ensure its availability to people at fair price. The commodities covered under the Act include :

      1. Paper
      2. Hank yarn made wholly from cotton
      3. Fertilizers
      4. Petroleum and petroleum products
      5. Cotton and jute seeds

      Select the correct answer using the code given below :

      1. a) 1,2 and 3 only
      2. b) 1, 3 and 4 only
      3. c) 3, 4 and 5 only
      4. d) 1,2,3, 4 and 5
    43. With reference to “Stand-up India Scheme”, which of the following statements is/are correct?

      1. Its purpose is to promote entrepreneurship among SC/ST and women entrepreneurs.
      2. It provides for refinance through RBI

      Select the correct answer using the code given below :

      1. a) 1 only
      2. b) 2 only
      3. c) Both 1 and 2
      4. d) Neither 1 nor 2
    44. Which of the following Statements is/are correct regarding Economic and Statistical Organization of Punjab (ESO)?

      1. It provides advisory services to the State Government on economic matters to form policies
      2. It acts as a nodal agency for MPLAD schemes and helps district planning committees

      Select the correct answer using the code given below :

      1. a) 1 only
      2. b) 2 only
      3. c) Both 1 and 2
      4. d) Neither 1 nor 2
    45. The International Movement “Me Too”, started against sexual harassment, that was popularized by Alyssa Milano in 2017 was originally started around 2006 by
      1. a) Uma Thurman
      2. b) Tarana Burke
      3. c) Ashley Judd
      4. d) Angelina Jolie
    46. Deficit financing means that the government borrows money from the
      1. a) Revenue Department
      2. b) World Bank
      3. c) RBI
      4. d) None of the above
    47. Which of the following statements are true about Agni-5 Missile that was successfully test fired from Wheeler Island on June 3, 2018?

      1. It is nuclear capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)
      2. It features ring gyro based inertial navigation system (RINS)
      3. It does not have micro navigation system (MINS)

      Select the correct answer using the code given below :

      1. a) 1, 2 and 3
      2. b) 1 and 3 only
      3. c) 2 and 3 only
      4. d) 1 and 2 only
    48. Who recommends the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and Issue Price?
      1. a) Ministry of Agriculture
      2. b) Planning Commission
      3. c) Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices
      4. d) NABARD
    49. India has been re-elected to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) recently.
      Consider the following statements in this regard :

      1. India will hold a 5-year term beginning from January 1, 2018.
      2. A country requires one-third of the total votes to become a membeer of ECOSOC.

      Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      1. a) 1 only
      2. b) 2 only
      3. c) Both 1 and 2
      4. d) Neither 1 nor 2
    50. With referencet to ‘Bharat 22’, which of the following statements is/are correct?

      1. It is the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)
      2. It is an unmarketable security.
      3. This aimed at helping speed up the government’s disinvestment programme.

      Select the correct answer using the code given below :

      1. a) 1 only
      2. b) 1 and 3 only
      3. c) 2 and 3 only
      4. d) 1,2 and 3
    51. Which of the following is related to the recently launched ‘Innovative in India (i3)’ programme?
      1. a) National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture
      2. b) National Food Security Mission
      3. c) National Biopharma Mission
      4. d) Atal Innovation Mission
    52. Consider the following statements regarding Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) :

      1. It is a statutory and permanent body.
      2. It analyzes any economic issue referred to it by the Prime Minister and advises him thereon.
      3. It submits periodic reports to the Prime Minister, related to macroeconomic developments and issues.

      Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      1. a) 1 and 2 only
      2. b) 2 and 3 only
      3. c) 3 only
      4. d) 1, 2 and 3
    53. Which of the following is incorrect about the RBI Governor?
      1. a) He is part of the search cum selection committee for members of Monetary Policy Committee (MPC
      2. b) He heads the MPC
      3. c) He represents India is WTO conference
      4. d) He has the casting vote in MPC
    54. In the context of ‘Solar Briefcase’, consider the following statements :

      1. It was launched by the Uttarkhand Government and a charitable funding agency, Swan Cultural Centre and Foundation.
      2. The aim of this initiative is to provide vehicle facilities to far flung areas.

      Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      1. a) 1 only
      2. b) 2 only
      3. c) Both 1 and 2
      4. d) Neither 1 nor 2
    55. Stagflation is a situation of
      1. a) High inflation combined with high unemployment
      2. b) High unemployment in agriculture
      3. c) Unemployment adjusted for seasonal fluctuations
      4. d) High inflation which is structural in nature
    56. With reference to the Zero Hunger Programme, consider the following statements :

      1. India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in farm sector was launched with a focus on agriculture , nutrition and health.
      2. This is a dedicated farm based programme in synchronization with Sustainable Development Goas (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030.
      3. This programme is an initiative of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

      Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

      1. a) 1 only
      2. b) 2 and 3 only
      3. c) 1 and 2 only
      4. d) 1,2 and 3
    57. The seasonally adjusted Nikkei India Services Business Activity Index has shown robust growth in services sector in India. The index in May 2018 has risen to 52.6 registering the fastest growth since
      1. a) June, 2017
      2. b) June , 2015
      3. c) June, 2016
      4. d) June, 2014
    58. Which of the following is not a Maha Ratna Industry?
      1. a) GAIL
      2. b) Coal India Limited
      3. c) SAIL
      4. d) Airports Authority of India
    59. Which insecticide is banned by the Punjab government for use in agriculture?
      1. a) Tremadaside
      2. b) Endosulfan
      3. c) Uriprox
      4. d) Becaldehyde
    60. Punjab government has brought in a new tax for income tax payees engaged in professions, trades , callings and employments in the current year budget (2018 – 19) . This tax is
      1. a) Education Tax
      2. b) Entertainment Tax
      3. c) Development Tax
      4. d) None of the above
    61. When a ball drops on the floor it bounces. This is according to
      1. a) Newton’s first law of motion
      2. b) Newton’s second law of motion
      3. c) Newton’s third law of motion
      4. d) The ball is elastic
    62. The hydraulic brake used in automobiles is a direct application of
      1. a) Archimedes’ Principle
      2. b) Torricelli’s Law
      3. c) Bernoull’s Theroem
      4. d) Pascal’s Law
    63. Velocity of sound in air does not depend on
      1. a) Density of air
      2. b) Temperature of air
      3. c) Pressure of air
      4. d) Humidity of air
    64. What happens when light travels from air to glass?
      1. a) It bends towards the normal line
      2. b) It bends away from the normal line
      3. c) There is no change
      4. d) It becomes parallel to the normal
    65. Which of the following medical procedure uses the principle of total internal reflection?
      1. a) X-ray
      2. b) C.T. Scan
      3. c) Endoscopy
      4. d) None of the above
    66. The half life period of a radioactive substanc is 70 days . One gram of the same substance will become 0.25 gm after
      1. a) 140 days
      2. b) 70 days
      3. c) 210 days
      4. d) 280 days
    67. Iodised salt is a
      1. a) Mixture of potassium iodide and common salt
      2. b) Mixture of molecular iodine and common salt
      3. c) Compound formed by combination of molecular iodine and common salt
      4. d) Only potassium iodide
    68. Vinegar is a solution of
      1. a) 5 – 20% acetic acid in water
      2. b) 25 – 30% acetic acid in water
      3. c) 50% acetic acid in water
      4. d) 40 – 45% acetic acid in water
    69. Litmus is obtained from
      1. a) A bacterium
      2. b) A fungus
      3. c) Alga
      4. d) Lichen
    70. In an undamaged blood vessel, conversion of Prothrombin to Thrombin is prevented by
      1. a) Fibrinogen
      2. b) Calcium (Ca)
      3. c) Factor VI
      4. d) Heparin
    71. “The Virgin of the Rocks” is the masterpiece of which painter?
      1. a) Michelangelo
      2. b) Raphael
      3. c) Leonardo da Vinci
      4. d) Titian
    72. Who gave the idea of the “Penny Post” – fast and cheap communicaiton?
      1. a) Rowland Hill
      2. b) McAdam
      3. c) George Stephenso
      4. d) Samuel Morse
    73. In 1775, where was the first battle of the American Revolution fought, when a thousand British soldiers met the Colonial Militia?
      1. a) Boston
      2. b) Lexington
      3. c) Jamestown
      4. d) Trenton
    74. Who wrote the ‘Discourse on the Origin of Inequality”?
      1. a) Voltaire
      2. b) Jean – Jacques Rousseau
      3. c) Montesquieu
      4. d) Locke
    75. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is one of the prominent political parties in Pakistan . Which of the following belongs to the above political party?
      1. a) Imran Khan
      2. b) Nawaz Sharif
      3. c) Asif Ali Zardari
      4. d) Bilawal Bhutto
    76. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov was popularly known as
      1. a) Stalin
      2. b) Lenin
      3. c) Kerensky
      4. d) Leon Trotsky
    77. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was a peace treaty signed between which countries?
      1. a) Russia and the Central Powers
      2. b) Germany and the Allied Powers
      3. c) Turkey and the Allied Powers
      4. d) Bulgaria and the Allied Powers
    78. Name the two German representatives who were forced to append their signatures on the Treaty of Versailles in 1919?
      1. a) Muller and Bell
      2. b) Ludwig and Max
      3. c) Fritz and Feliz Graf
      4. d) Gunther and Hermann
    79. Operation Barbarossa was the code name for the invasion on which country?
      1. a) Germany
      2. b) Japan
      3. c) France
      4. d) USSR
    80. Harappan seals were made mostly of
      1. a) Steatite
      2. b) Red sandstone
      3. c) Terracotta
      4. d) Ivory
    81. The leader of a Jain gana was known as
      1. a) Ganapati
      2. b) Ganadhar
      3. c) Ganaraj
      4. d) Ganak
    82. Ibn Battuta, the famous Muslim explorer who came to India during the times of Muhammad bin Tughlaq, belonged to which country?
      1. a) Egypt
      2. b) Greece
      3. c) Iran
      4. d) Morocco
    83. Who was the Persian appointed by Ashoka to adminster the Western province?
      1. a) Tusapa
      2. b) Justine
      3. c) Plutarch
      4. d) Sunasepah
    84. Kunwar Singh was a leader of the Revolt of 1857 in which of the following States?
      1. a) Uttar Pradesh
      2. b) Bihar
      3. c) Madhya Pradesh
      4. d) Bengal
    85. The Dastak system which was adopted by the British in the initial stages of their expansion was related to the
      1. a) Military power
      2. b) Judicial administration
      3. c) Appointment of agents
      4. d) Trade privileges and concessions
    86. Who among the following was the reformer and philosopher from Ramanandi Sampradaya in the lineage of Jagadguru Ramanandacharya?
      1. a) Ramananda
      2. b) Valmiki
      3. c) Tukaram
      4. d) Tulsidas
    87. The story of Videh Madhav is narrated in
      1. a) Atharvaveda
      2. b) Yajurveda
      3. c) Chandogya Upanishad
      4. d) Samveda
    88. Consider the following statements about the agrarian system under the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal empire :

      1. Alauddin Khilji imposed taxes called charai and ghari.
      2. Muhammad bin Tughlaq imposed additional cesses called abwabs on the peasants.
      3. Under Akbar, dahsala system of land revenue existed.
      4. Jahangir introduced the nasq system of assessment.

      Which of the following statements are correct?

      1. a) 1,2,3 and 4
      2. b) 1,2 and 3 only
      3. c) 2 and 3 only
      4. d) 1 and 4 only
    89. Who among the following was the French explorer who visited the court of emperor Shah Jahan and left a detailed account of Takht-i-Taus (Peacock Throne)?
      1. a) Jean Baptiste Tavernier
      2. b) Geronimo Verroneo
      3. c) Pierre – Jean
      4. d) Jean – Paul Dubois
    90. Which of the following was popularly known as the “Firebrand of South India”?
      1. a) Radha Krishnan
      2. b) E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker
      3. c) Kasturi Ranga Iyengar
      4. d) S. Satyamurti
    91. Who is the current President of FIFA (The FederationInternationale de Football Association)?
      1. a) Sepp Blatter
      2. b) Gianni Infantino
      3. c) Diego Maradona
      4. d) Pele
    92. Which of the following Punjabi writers have been awarded with the prestigious Jnanpith Award?
      1. Gurdial Singh
      2. Amrita Pritam
      3. Surjit Patar
      4. Jaswant Kanwal
      Select the correct answer using the code given below :
      1. a) 1 , 2 and 3 only
      2. b) 2 and 3 only
      3. c) 1 and 2 only
      4. d) 1,2,3 and 4
    93. “Chun kar az hameh heelate dar guzasht, Halal ast burden bi-shamsher dast”. This verse is a part of which work by Guru Gobind Singh ji?
      1. a) Chandi di vaar
      2. b) Zafarnama
      3. c) Bichitra natak
      4. d) Jaap sahib
    94. Consider the following statements :
      1. By Pitt’s India Act, the members of the Governor General’s Council were reduced to three.
      2. Pitt’s India Act abolished the monopoly of the Company’s Indian Trade.
      3. By Pitt’s India Act. through a supplementary act, the Governor General was empowered to hold the office of commander in chief in special cases.
      Which of the above statements is correct?
      1. a) 1 and 2 only
      2. b) 3 only
      3. c) 1 and 3 only
      4. d) 1,2 and 3
    95. While watching three dimensional pictures we need to wear
      1. a) Magnifying glass
      2. b) Convex glass
      3. c) Polaroid glass
      4. d) None of the above
    96. When water is heated from 0 degree celsius to 10 degrees celsius, how does its volume change?
      1. a) It shall increase
      2. b) It shall decrease
      3. c) It shall first increase and then decrease
      4. d) it shall first decrease and then increase
    97. According to Malthus’s population theory, epidemics , natural calamities and war are known as
      1. a) Positive checks
      2. b) Preventive checks
      3. c) Policy checks
      4. d) All of the above
    98. With reference to the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Punjab government with the Indian Oil Corporation in January 2018, consider the following statements :
      1. It aims to find sustainable solutions to paddy straw burning.
      2. It aims to initially establish 50 plants with total investment of Rs.5000 crore.
      3. The plants will convert bio mass to compressed bio gas and bio CNG.
      4. There will be supply of compressed bio gas and CNG to the other States also.
      Choose the correct statements from the above :
      1. a) 1 and 2 only
      2. b) 2 and 3 only
      3. c) 1,2,3 and 4
      4. d) 1,3 and 4 only
    99. Which of the following was the latest member of the group of advanced industrialized nations transforming G-7 to G-8?
      1. a) UK
      2. b) France
      3. c) Canada
      4. d) Russia
    100. “Aiti maar payi kurlane tain ki dard na aaya” was written by Guru Nanak Dev Ji after the invasion by
      1. a) Humayun
      2. b) Babur
      3. c) Ghazni
      4. d) Ahmad Shah Abdali

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    PPSC Answer Key – CSAT Paper (All Sets)

    Q. NoSET ASET BSET CSET D
    1CADD
    2ACBB
    3DBDD
    4BDAC
    5DDCA
    6BCDC
    7CDAB
    8DACC
    9ACBD
    10CBCA
    11CBCB
    12BCBC
    13BBBB
    14BBBB
    15CCCC
    16BCCA
    17ABBC
    18CACB
    19BCBC
    20CDAB
    21ABDC
    22CABD
    23DCAB
    24BDCA
    25CBCB
    26CCBD
    27BBDC
    28CDCC
    29BCCB
    30DCBC
    31ADDC
    32CCDB
    33CBDD
    34ACAA
    35BCCC
    36BABD
    37AACA
    38DCCC
    39DCAB
    40DADD
    41CDDC
    42BCDC
    43CDDA
    44CDCC
    45ADCC
    46AABA
    47CCBC
    48CBCB
    49ACBA
    50DCDD
    51CAAD
    52DDCD
    53DDDC
    54DDAB
    55ADDA
    56CCBC
    57BCDA
    58CBCA
    59CBCC
    60ACAC
    61DBCB
    62DDCC
    63DAAC
    64DCBD
    65CDBB
    66CAAD
    67BDDA
    68BBDC
    69CDDB
    70BCCC
    71DCBC
    72AACB
    73CCCD
    74DCAC
    75AAAD
    76DBCD
    77BBCC
    78DAAC
    79CDDB
    80CDCB

    PPSC Prelims 2018 Expected cut off marks

    CategoryExpected Cut off marks
    General275 ± 5
    BC260 ± 5
    SC250 ± 5

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    48 responses on "PPSC Prelims 2018 Answer Key"

    1. sir please tel me cut of for ex-serviceman general catagery

    2. sir ex-serviceman ki cut off kya hai please reply me

    3. exservice man general category cut off?

    4. Profile photo of Kps lubana

      267.5(OBC)
      ANY CHANCE FOR MAINS???

    5. expected cut off for general category

    6. errors in this key acc. to official key
      Q2 Answer is (b)P. Chidambaram
      Q9 Answer is (d)Neither
      Q40 answer is (c)3 Only
      If there is any other correction please tell

    7. Profile photo of Rohit Madahar

      Also, answer to Q/ Iodised salt should be (B) Mixture of molecular iodine and common salt…because there are no. Iodide salts mixed with common salt and not just potassium iodide. Even your source link also same the same.

    8. Profile photo of Rohit Madahar

      Please correct the answer to Q/ … Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 …. According to the source link provided by you, the answer should be (D) None of the above.

    9. And Answer to AAP lawyer must be P. Chidamram. Also expected cut off please??

    10. 234 marks general category..any chance

    11. Please complete CSAT Set A answer key

    12. kindly re-check the answer of ques. 95-“3d glasses”; i think 3d glasses operate using ‘polarised’ (and not polaroid) glasses…polaroid is a type of camera..so the answer should be none of these
      Anyways great work done and thank you for your efforts

    13. getting 285…general category…any chance?

    14. Plz post question format of csat … very conveient to check for all sets

    15. Thanku …..please provide pcs CSAT answer key

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      For Set C and Set D Answers share the Question Paper to info@neostencil.com

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