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Volume-34, 24-30 November, 2018

 

 

Question Paper of General Ability, Intelligence and Professional Skills for Central Industrial Security Force Assistant Commandant (Executive Limited) Departmental Competitive Exam, 2018: Test Booklet Series A

 

Q1.Buddha's teachings were compiled as Tipitaka - literally meaning three baskets to hold different types of texts. Which of the following texts is/are correctly matched according to the subject matter?

1.Vinaya Pitaka: Buddha's teachings

2.Sutta Pitaka    : Rules and regulations of the monastic order

3.Abhidhamma Pitaka: Philosophical matters   

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)3 only

(b)1 and 2 only

(c)2 and 3 only

(d)1, 2 and 3

Q2.Gandhiji's ideology, best articulated in his seminal work, "Hind Swaraj" written in 1909, expounds that

1.ancient Indian civilization had immense assimilative power of absorbing foreigners who made India their home.

2.industrial capitalism had a detrimental impact on human civilization.

3.Parliamentary Democracy did not reflect the general will of the people, but of the political parties.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 only

(b)1 and 2 only

(c)1, 2 and 3

(d)3 only

Q3.Which of the following was/were not the feature(s) of the Swadeshi Movement in Bengal (1905 - 1908)?

1.Swadeshi was based on the idea of self-help through industries and schools.

2.Tagore had sketched out his blue-print for swadeshi in Swadeshi Samaj.

3.Leaders like Aurobindo called for more radical measures to achieve Swadeshi goals.

4.Bhagat Singh joined the Swadeshi Movement in its later phases.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1, 2 and 3 only

(b)2 and 3 only

(c)3 and 4 only

(d)1 only

Q4.Which of the following statements about Dayananda Saraswati (1824 - 1883) is/are correct ?

1.He was from present-day Rajasthan.

  1. He found many followers from amongst the trading castes.

3.He founded the Arya Samaj inspired by the Brahmo Samaj.

4.He advocated Sanskrit based education.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1, 2 and 4 only

(b)1, 3 and 4 only

(c)2 and 4 only

(d)2 only

Q5.Name the British liberal who was associated with the Manchester School that was critical of the British rule in India.

(a)J.S. Mill

(b)Lord Ripon

(c)Fitzjames Stephen

(d)John Bright

Q6.Name the Indian financier who funded the building of the Bombay University clock tower.

(a)Cowasjee Jehangir Readymoney

(b)Premchand Roychand

(c)Jamshetji Tata

(d)H. St. Clair Wilkins

Q7.The painter Mola Ram was associated with which one of the following styles of paintings ?

(a)Bundi Paintings

(b)Garhwal Paintings

(c)Mewar Paintings

(d)Kangra Paintings

Q8.Which of the following statements about Kautilya's Arthashastra is/are correct ?

1.It is the first Indian text to describe a State.

2.It does not contain any reference to the Mauryas.

3.It is a theoretical text.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 only

(b)1 and 3 only

(c)2 and 3 only

(d)1, 2 and 3

Q9.Which of the following statements about the founding of the Indian National Congress is/are correct ?

1.It was supported by A.O. Hume who was a political liberal.

2.It was based on similar associations in South-East Asia.

3.It was initially supported by Indian  elites who had access to Western education and English.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c)2 and 3 only

(d)1 and 3 only

Q10. Which of the following statements about the Ashokan pillars is/are not correct ?

1.The 14th century Tarikh-i-Firuz Shahi makes reference to the Ashokan pillars.

2.The writer Shams Siraj Afif gives an account of the Ashokan pillars known as Delhi-Topra and Delhi-Meerut.

3.There are instances of the Ashokan pillars or their fragments being worshipped as Shiv Lingas.

4.The Ashokan pillars were produced in gold, iron and bronze.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c)2, 3 and 4 only

(d)4 only

Q11. Which one of the following is the largest component of the soil system?

(a)Living organisms

(b)Mineral matters

(c)Soil solution

(d)Soil organic matter

Q12. Which of the following is/are the objective(s) of the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)?

1.It creates an enabling atmosphere in the higher educational institutions and ensures capacity building at all levels of employment.

2.It ensures reforms in the affiliation, academic and examination systems.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c)Both 1 and 2

(d)Neither 1 nor 2

Q13. Which one of the following pairs of glaciers and locations is not correctly matched?

(a)Nubra Valley Glacier - Jammu and Kashmir

(b)Milam Glacier-Uttarakhand

(c)Bhaga Valley Glacier-Himachal Pradesh

(d)Zemu Glacier - Arunachal Pradesh

Q14. Which one among the following statements is not correct?

(a)Johannes Kepler proved that the path of each planet around the Sun is elliptical with the Sun at its focus.

(b)The first successful attempt to establish the size of the Earth is credited to Eratosthenes.

(c)The first Greek to profess a Sun-centred or Heliocentric Universe was Sir Isaac Newton.

(d)The famous astronomical book Almagest was compiled by Ptolemy.

Q15. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List I                       List II

(Place)                  (Industry)

A.Kanpur             1. Silk

B.Sualkuchi        2. Cotton

C.Korba                                3. Copper

D.Khetri               4. Aluminium

Code :

A             B             C             D                            

(1)          2              1              4              3

(2)          2              4              1              3

(3)          3              4              1              2

(4)          3              1              4              2

Q16.       Which of the following items is/are associated with the mulberry plant ?

1.Silk

2.Cocoon

3.Pashmina

4.Hemp

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 and 2 only

(b)1, 2 and 3 only

(c)1 and 4 only

(d)2 only

Q17. Which of the following are products of Agro Based Industry ?

1.Silk yarn

2.Cotton yarn

3.Polyfibre yarn

4.Polyester yarn

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1, 2 and 3 only

(b)1 and 4 only

(c)3 and 4 only

(d)1 and 2 only

Q18. Which of the following cities are associated with ship building?

1.Antwerp

2.Trieste

3.Minsk

4.Hamburg

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1, 2 and 4 only

(b)1 and 2 only

(c)2, 3 and 4 only

(d)1, 3 and 4 only

Q19.Which one of the following countries is known as the "Land of a Thousand Lakes" ?

(a)Denmark

(b)Finland

(c)The Netherlands

(d)Poland

Q20. The Central Potato Research Institute is located at

(a)Almora

(b)Shimla

(c)Noida

(d)Murshidabad

Q21. Kingdom Monera inclu-des

(a)Euglenoids and Proto-zoans

(b)Archaebacteria and Eub-acteria

(c)Fungi and Phycomycetes

(d)Basidiomycetes and Deuteromycetes

Q22.Binomial nomenclature means

(a)Biological names are generally in Latin and written in italics. The first word is the genus and the second word is the species.

(b)Biological names are generally taken from father and mother.

(c)Biological name originates from order and genus.

(d)Biological name originates from phylum and genus.

Q23. In dialysis for kidney failure patients, the dialysing fluid is iso-osmotic to

(a)Blood

(b)Urine

(c)Water

(d)Body fluid

Q24. Young children with vitamin D deficiency have trouble in absorbing which of the following minerals?

(a)Calcium and Phosphorus

(b)Iron and Sodium

(c)Sodium and Potassium

(d)Zinc and Iron

Q25. The X-chromosome linked colour blindness affects the ability to detect the difference between which of the following lights ?

(a)Green light and red light

(b)Yellow light and blue light

(c)Blue light and violet light

(d)Yellow light and red light

Q26. Which of the following statements about a body under equilibrium is/are correct ?

1.No forces are acting.

2.A number of parallel forces may be acting.

3.The law of moments must apply.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1, 2 and 3

(b)2 and 3 only

(c)1 and 3 only

(d) 2 only

Q27. Which one of the following determines the direction of induced current ?

(a)Fleming's left hand rule

(b)Fleming's right hand rule

(c)Feynman's left hand rule

(d)Right hand thumb rule

Q28. Which one of the following statements about the Principle of Calorimetry is correct ?

(a)It is always valid.

(b)It is valid when temperature is constant.

(c)It is valid only when there is no change of state.

(d)It is valid only under equilibrium condition.

Q29.Which of the following statements regarding temperature of an object in Kelvin scale is/are correct ?

1.It can be a negative, zero or positive quantity.

2.It can either be a negative or a positive quantity.

3.It can never be negative.

4.It can be a positive definite quantity.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a)1 and 2 only

(b)2 and 4 only

(c)3 and 4 only

(d)4 only

Q30.Consider the following statement :

"When a body is in equilibrium, the sum of the clockwise moments about any point equals the sum of the anticlockwise moments about the same point."

Which one of the following laws is described in the above statement?

(a)Law of motion

(b)Law of moments

(c)Law of momentum

(d)Law of magnetism

Q31. An acid solution of pH equal to three is gradually diluted with water. As a result of this dilution, the pH of the solution will

(a)reach near to zero.

(b)reach near to fourteen.

(c)reach near to seven.

(d)remain unchanged.