[Paper] Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services HPAS / HAS (Prelim) 2005 General Studies

HPPSC HPAS/HAS Prelim 2005
General Studies Paper Solved


  1. The first Indian Woman Engine driver in Australia is
    1. Sarbjit Kaur
    2. Minna Minhas
    3. Mandhir Rajput
    4. Gaganbir Chopra

  2. "Cry the Peacock" is written by
    1. Anita Desai
    2. Mulk Raj Anand
    3. R K Narayan
    4. Prawer Jhabwala

  3. Weekly astrological forecasts generally start with
    1. Virgo
    2. Aries
    3. Gemini
    4. Leo

  4. D. Kannan who died recently had represented the Indian Football Team at the Rome Olympics in the year
    1. 1956
    2. 1964
    3. 1960
    4. 1968

  5. Radek Stepanek, a Czech, is associated with
    1. Tennis
    2. Golf
    3. Football
    4. Badminton

  6. Who is Montek Singh Ahluwalia?
    1. Finance Minister of India
    2. Chairman, Planning Commission
    3. Financial Advisor to the Prime Minister of India
    4. None of the above

  7. Myanmar is the new name of
    1. Thailand
    2. Malaysia
    3. Burma
    4. Singapore

  8. Who is the present Director General of Civil Aviation of India?
    1. Kanu Gohain
    2. Praful Patel
    3. M K Kaw
    4. P C Hota

  9. Who is the author of the Comic Strip "Beetle Baile"?
    1. Parker and Hart
    2. Mort Walker
    3. Dick Browne
    4. Bud Fisher

  10. What is a beret?
    1. a cap
    2. a belt
    3. a bush-shirt
    4. a pair of shoes

  11. "Caribbean" refers to
    1. Ne Zealand
    2. Australia
    3. Zimbabwe
    4. West Indies

  12. Dachshund is a kind of
    1. Fish
    2. Dog
    3. Crocodile
    4. Eagle

  13. The name of US Vice President is
    1. Bill Clinton
    2. Roger Geffery
    3. Dick Cheny
    4. Sean McCormack

  14. The author of "The Da Vinci Code" is
    1. Dan Brown
    2. Jamy Thomas
    3. Ruskin Bond
    4. Antony Hutch

  15. Majority of the members of the "Bahai" community are in
    1. Iraq
    2. Iran
    3. India
    4. Egypt

  16. In shich year was Mount Everest scaled by Hillary and Tenzing?
    1. 1955
    2. 1954
    3. 1953
    4. 1952

  17. To which country does Tennis player Martina Hingis belong?
    1. Switzerland
    2. Russia
    3. USA
    4. Denmark

  18. Who is Jeev Milkha Singh?
    1. a cricketer
    2. a tennis player
    3. a golfer
    4. a sprinter

  19. When did the Kargil war with Pakistan take place?
    1. 1997
    2. 1998
    3. 1999
    4. 2000

  20. Who is the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha?
    1. K. Rahman Khan
    2. Rajiv Shukla
    3. Najma Heptullah
    4. Shiv Raj Patil

  21. In whose memory was Gurudwara Damdama Sahib built?
    1. Guru Teg Bahadur
    2. Guru Arjan Dev
    3. Guru Ram Das
    4. Guru Gobind Singh

  22. "Cassia Fistula" is the botanical name of the Indian tree?
    1. Nee,
    2. Amaltas
    3. Peepal
    4. Jamun

  23. Who is the Chancellor of Germany these days?
    1. Horst Koehler
    2. Guster Humbert
    3. Angela Merkel
    4. Frank Steinmeir

  24. Who is the Indian Chief of Air Staff these days?
    1. S. P. Tyagi
    2. Sumit Mukherji
    3. S. K. Singh
    4. R. S. Bedi

  25. Who has recently been appointed Prime Minister of Nepal?
    1. Ram Chander Poudel
    2. G. P. Koirala
    3. Sher Bahadur Deuba
    4. Pushpa Kamal Dahal

  26. Who is the chief of National Aeronautical Space Agency (NASA) in USA?
    1. Richard Boucher
    2. Christina Rocca
    3. Mike Griffin
    4. Joseph Biden

  27. Who has recently been crowned Femina Miss India World, 2006?
    1. Mehr Jessia
    2. Natasha Suri
    3. Sophia Chaudhary
    4. Neha Dhupia

  28. Who is the Prime Minister of Israel?
    1. Mahmoud Abbas
    2. Samar Asad
    3. Shaukat Zahir
    4. Ehud Olmert

  29. What does FDI stand for?
    1. Foreign Deal Investment
    2. Foreign Debt Investment
    3. Finance Direct Investment
    4. Foreign Direct Investment

  30. Who is Paul Mayeda Berges?
    1. A Nobel Laureate
    2. Husband of Film Director Gurinder Chaddha
    3. A Great Scientist
    4. A Renowned Achitect

  31. Who is the author of the Novel "Mistress of Spice"?
    1. Jagmohan Kachru
    2. Santosh Sivan
    3. Chitra Divakaruni
    4. Deepa Mehta

  32. Who is the Chief Editor of "Malayala Manorama"?
    1. K M Mathew
    2. M J Akbar
    3. Sasthi Brata
    4. Sandeep Bagchee

  33. Where are Blue Mountains?
    1. New Zealand
    2. USA
    3. Zimbabwe
    4. Australia

  34. What is the first name of South African bowler Ntini?
    1. Shaun
    2. Shane
    3. Makhaya
    4. Brian

  35. Who is Baichung Bhutia?
    1. Athlete
    2. Badminton player
    3. Tennis player
    4. Football player

  36. When will India's first Moon Mission Chandrayan-I be launched?
    1. 2007
    2. 2008
    3. 2009
    4. 2010

  37. When is May day celebrated?
    1. 9th May
    2. 14th May
    3. 27th May
    4. 1st May

  38. What is "Blue Lady"?
    1. A fish
    2. A film
    3. A decommissioned passenger cruise ship
    4. A jet fighter plane

  39. Who is the chairman of the National Knowledge Commission of India?
    1. Dr. Karan Singh
    2. Sam Pitroda
    3. Dr. Manmohan Singh
    4. Nandan Nilekeni

  40. To which UN Rights body has India been elected recently?
    1. Commission for Human Rights
    2. Council for World Human Rights
    3. Un Human Rights Council
    4. UN Human Rights Commission

  41. Which year marks the creation of "Mickey Mouse", one of the world's most beloved cartoon characters?
    1. 1912
    2. 1928
    3. 1920
    4. 1936

  42. Who is also known as the "Bard of Avon"?
    1. William Shakespeare
    2. John Milton
    3. William Wordsworth
    4. H. W. Longfellow

  43. Who wrote "Saare Jahan Se Achcha ......"?
    1. Mirza Ghalib
    2. Altaf Hussain Haali
    3. Allama Iqbal
    4. Daag Dehlvi

  44. What is the full form of "etc"?
    1. Excetra
    2. Extra
    3. Etxetra
    4. Etcetera

  45. Which is the highest hill station in India?
    1. Darjeeling
    2. Leh
    3. Ooty
    4. Shimla

  46. The term "epicentre" is associated with
    1. Hailstorm
    2. Hurricanes
    3. Earthquakes
    4. Floods

  47. When did the Jalianwala Bagh Massacre take place?
    1. April 13, 1919
    2. August 9, 1942
    3. May 10, 1857
    4. December 31, 1929

  48. Who was the first Chief Election Commissioner of free India?
    1. S. P. Sen Verma
    2. K. V. K. Sundaram
    3. T. N. Sheshan
    4. Sukumar Sen

  49. "Castle Gondolfo" is the official residence of
    1. Pope
    2. President of Russia
    3. President of France
    4. President of Italy

  50. Who is the Prince of Wales in England these days?
    1. Prince Philip
    2. Prince Charles
    3. Prince John
    4. None of these

  51. The Thermal Power Plant of Bokaro is located in
    1. Bihar
    2. Chhattisgarh
    3. Orissa
    4. Jharkhand

  52. Non-stick kitchenware is coated with
    1. Silicon
    2. Glass
    3. Teflon
    4. Graphite

  53. Vinegar is chemically known as
    1. Ethanoic acid
    2. Methanoic acid
    3. Butanoic acid
    4. Propanoic acid

  54. Buddhist literary works are mostly in
    1. Prakrit
    2. Sanskrit
    3. Pali
    4. Apabhransha

  55. Tulsidas composed his 'Ramcharitamanas" during the reign of
    1. Harsha
    2. Alauddin Khilji
    3. Krishna Ray
    4. Akbar

  56. Fire extinguishers release
    1. Carbon dioxide
    2. Nitrogen
    3. Hydrogen
    4. Carbon monoxide

  57. Nationalization of 14 Indian Commercial Banks took place in
    1. 1959
    2. 1965
    3. 1966
    4. 1969

  58. Who among the following did not serve as the Vice President before becoming the President of India?
    1. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
    2. Dr. Zakir Hussain
    3. Neelam Saneeva Reddy
    4. R. Venkataraman

  59. Who discovered the treatment of rabies?
    1. J.J. Thompson
    2. Louis Pasteur
    3. Darwin
    4. Madame Curie

  60. On which of the following rivers is the town of Ayodhya situated?
    1. Sarayu
    2. Gomati
    3. Yamuna
    4. Narmada

  61. Volga river flows in
    1. Italy
    2. Russia
    3. France
    4. None of these

  62. International Court of Justice is located at
    1. New York
    2. Geneva
    3. London
    4. The Hague

  63. McMohan Line is the border between
    1. India and Nepal
    2. India and Pakistan
    3. India and China
    4. Indian and Myanmar

  64. Martyrs' Day is celebrated in India on
    1. 30th January
    2. 9th August
    3. 2nd October
    4. 31st October

  65. When and where will the next Commonwealth Games be held?
    1. 2008, Seoul
    2. 2009, Qatar
    3. 2010, Delhi
    4. None of these

  66. Which country has the oldest flag?
    1. USA
    2. Nepal
    3. Sweden
    4. Denmark

  67. What is Arcelor?
    1. A European Steel Group
    2. An International Financial Organisation
    3. A Human Rights Organisation
    4. None of the above

  68. Who is the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's scientific advisor?
    1. Prof. C. N. Rao
    2. Sam Pitroda
    3. Vijay Nambiar
    4. M. K. Narayanan

  69. Who is the author of "Nine O Nine", a collection of short stories?
    1. R. K. Narayan
    2. Anita Desai
    3. Nandita Puri
    4. Ruskin Bond

  70. What is Fransa Pax?
    1. An organisation for the Universal friendship
    2. An NGO for the rights of women
    3. A football club of Goa
    4. None of the above

  71. Who is Haruhiko Karoda?
    1. Prime Minister of Japan
    2. Defence Minister of Japan
    3. President, Asina Development Bank
    4. None of the above

  72. Across which river is Aswan Dam built?
    1. Nile
    2. Volga
    3. Mississippi
    4. Danube

  73. Who was the founder of Red Cross?
    1. Ronald Ross
    2. Jean Henri Dunant
    3. Alfred Brushford
    4. Boris Pasternak

  74. Which is the smallest planet?
    1. Mercury
    2. Mars
    3. Earth
    4. Jupiter

  75. Which country is on the path to develop artificial sun?
    1. USA
    2. Russia
    3. China
    4. France

  76. Indian National Army was formed by
    1. Gandhiji
    2. Subhash Chandra Bose
    3. Lala Lajpat Rao
    4. Bhagat Singh

  77. Who is the Supreme Commander of the Defence Forces in India?
    1. The Prime Minister
    2. The Defence Minister
    3. The Commander-in-Chief
    4. None of these

  78. The study of coins is called
    1. Ecology
    2. Toxicology
    3. Numismatics
    4. Ornithology

  79. The first speaker of Lok Sabha in free India was
    1. C. Rajagopalachari
    2. G. V. Mavalankar
    3. Sardar Patel
    4. G. S. Dhillon

  80. The best conductor of electricity is
    1. Silver
    2. Copper
    3. Iron
    4. Aluminium

  81. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) consists of
    1. Ethane and Hexane
    2. Ethane and Nonane
    3. Butane and Propane
    4. None of these

  82. Who compiled the Adi Granth?
    1. Guru Nanak Dev
    2. Guru Arjun Dev
    3. Guru Teg Bahadur
    4. Guru Gobing Singh

  83. When did the Theosophical Society establish its headquarters in India?
    1. 1872
    2. 1880
    3. 1882
    4. 1885

  84. "Kamagata Maru" was
    1. A Military Tank
    2. An Aeroplane
    3. A Japanese Steamer
    4. None of these

  85. When was Bardoli Satyagraha launched by Sardar Patel?
    1. 1919
    2. 1924
    3. 1926
    4. 1928

  86. "Agha Khan Palace" is situated in
    1. Hyderbad
    2. Jodhpur
    3. Pune
    4. Jam Nagar

  87. The Indian's revolt of 1857 actually started on
    1. 10th May, 1857
    2. 9th August, 1857
    3. 15th October, 1857
    4. None of these

  88. Who was the Finance Minister in the Interim Govt. of India in 1946?
    1. John Mathai
    2. C. D. Deshmukh
    3. Liaqat Ali Khan
    4. Jagjivan Ram

  89. Who enunciated the principle of "Panchsheel" in 1954?
    1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    2. Jawahar Lal Nehru
    3. Lal Bahadur Shastri
    4. H. J. Kania

  90. The body temperature of a normal human being is
    1. 95.6oF
    2. 99.2oF
    3. 98.4oF
    4. 100oF

  91. The first Indian woman to be crowned Miss Universe is
    1. Aishwarya Rai
    2. Sangeeta Bijlani
    3. Priyanka Chopra
    4. Sushmita Sen

  92. The colours in both the outer extremes of the rainbow are
    1. Violet and Red
    2. Violet and Green
    3. Green and Red
    4. Red and Blue

  93. The gas used in the manufacture of Vanaspati Ghee is
    1. Helium
    2. Oxygen
    3. Hydrogen
    4. Nitrogen

  94. Tibia is a bone found in the
    1. Skull
    2. Arm
    3. Chest
    4. Leg

  95. "Light Year" is related to
    1. Energy
    2. Distance
    3. Speed
    4. Time

  96. "Vulcan" is the Roman God of
    1. Sun
    2. Sea
    3. Fire
    4. Agriculture

  97. A crocodile can live upto ________ year.
    1. 500
    2. 300
    3. 400
    4. 200

  98. With which game is Santosh Trophy associated?
    1. Cricket
    2. Badminton
    3. Tennis
    4. Football

  99. "Krone" is the currency of
    1. Myanmar
    2. Italy
    3. West Germany
    4. Denmark

  100. "Dilwara Temple" are located in
    1. Gujarat
    2. Rajasthan
    3. Maharashtra
    4. Madhya Pradesh

  101. Himachal Pradesh first came into existence as a centrally administered territory on
    1. 24th May, 1953
    2. 15th April, 1948
    3. 25th January, 1971
    4. None of these

  102. How many river flow through Himachal Pradesh?
    1. One
    2. Three
    3. Six
    4. Five

  103. Shipki Pass is in the district of
    1. Chamba
    2. Lahaul-Spiti
    3. Kinnaur
    4. Shimla

  104. Spiti and Kinnaur are separated from Tibet by
    1. Zanskar
    2. Pir Panjal
    3. Baralacha Pass
    4. Kujum La

  105. Which one of the following lakes is in Lahaul-Spiti district?
    1. Mahadal Lake
    2. Chandernahan
    3. Chandratal
    4. None of these

  106. The headquarters of Kinnaur district is at
    1. Reckon Peo
    2. Kaza
    3. Keylong
    4. Karsog

  107. Which one of the following was not a district of H.P. in 1951?
    1. Mandi
    2. Chamba
    3. Shimla
    4. Sirmaur

  108. Ribba, the land of grapes, is in which district of Himachal Pradesh?
    1. Kullu
    2. Solan
    3. Kinnaur
    4. Lahaul-Spiti

  109. Who was the ruler of Bilaspur at the time of India's Independence?
    1. Anand Chand
    2. Atma Chand
    3. Sansar Chand
    4. Gambhir Chand

  110. The town of Chamba was founded by
    1. Rani Champa
    2. Raja Chambel Singh
    3. Sahil Varman
    4. Ravi Varman

  111. How many members were there in the Legislative Assembly constituted for Himachal Pradesh in 1951?
    1. 46
    2. 36
    3. 40
    4. 24

  112. Who became the first Lt. Governor of Himachal Pradesh in 1952?
    1. Lt. General Himmat Singh
    2. N. C. Mehta
    3. E. P. Moon
    4. K. M. Pannikar

  113. When did Dr. Y. S. Parmar become the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for the first time?
    1. 15th April, 1948
    2. 24th March, 1952
    3. 1st November, 1966
    4. 25th January, 1971

  114. When was Himachal Pradesh made a Union Territory?
    1. 15th April, 1948
    2. 1st January, 1954
    3. 1st November, 1954
    4. 4th July, 1956

  115. How many districts did Himachal have till 1966?
    1. 4
    2. 6
    3. 8
    4. 10

  116. Who was the first Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court?
    1. Justice R. S. Pathak
    2. Justice V. D. Mishra
    3. Justice P. N. Bhagwati
    4. Justice M. H. Beg

  117. Gaiety Theatre was opened in Shimla by the British iu
    1. 1885
    2. 1887
    3. 1865
    4. 1914

  118. What was the Shivalik Mountain known as in ancient texts?
    1. Mainak Parbat
    2. Dhauladhar
    3. Pir Panjal
    4. Zanskar

  119. There is a nine-hole Golf-Course located somewhere in Shimla district. Where is it?
    1. Theog
    2. Sunni
    3. Mashobra
    4. Naldera

  120. The earthquake that caused great havoc in Kangra occurred in
    1. 15th July, 1904
    2. 10th September, 1905
    3. 4th April, 1905
    4. 14th December, 1904

  121. Which district in Himachal has its border with Sirmaur, Uttarakhand, Solan and Mandi?
    1. Shimla
    2. Kullu
    3. Kinnaur
    4. None of these

  122. The Bhootnath Temple is at
    1. Bhuntar
    2. Baijnath
    3. Kangra
    4. Mandi

  123. Bir Billing in Kangra district has become famous for
    1. A hill resort
    2. Hang gliding
    3. Shiva temple
    4. Lichis

  124. The Suketi Fossil Park is in
    1. Sirmaur
    2. Sunder Nagar
    3. Kinnaur
    4. Solan

  125. In Dharamshala there is a British Lord's tomb. Who was he
    1. Lord Dalhousie
    2. Lord Lawrence
    3. Lord Elgin
    4. Lord Auckland

  126. Himachal Pradesh is situated in the hills of
    1. Western Himalayas
    2. Northern Himalayas
    3. Southern Himalayas
    4. Central Himalayas

  127. Which ruler built the Mandi town in 1527?
    1. Ishwar Sen
    2. Rup Sen
    3. Ajber Sen
    4. Lalit Sen

  128. Which of the following became the 5th district of Himachal in 1954?
    1. Mandi
    2. Sirmaur
    3. Solan
    4. Bilaspur

  129. The highest Cricket Ground in the world is located at
    1. Naldera
    2. Manali
    3. Chail
    4. Kufri

  130. Area-wise which is the smallest district of Himachal Pradesh?
    1. Hamirpur
    2. Una
    3. Solan
    4. Sirmaur

  131. The hill state which used to be called Dhamin once, is now
    1. Nurpur
    2. Nagarkot
    3. Dharamshala
    4. Dhami

  132. When was the non-Congress government first formed in Himachal Prasesh?
    1. 1971
    2. 1974
    3. 1977
    4. 1981

  133. The book "Himalayan Art" was written by
    1. M. S. Randhawa
    2. B. N. Goswamy
    3. W. G. Archer
    4. J. C. French

  134. The Dhami Firing took place in
    1. 1929
    2. 1939
    3. 1942
    4. 1946

  135. "Prachin Himachal" was written by
    1. L. C. Prarthi
    2. Y. S. Parmar
    3. L. P. Pandey
    4. S. N. Joshi

  136. "Kinner" means
    1. beautiful people
    2. devtas
    3. people with ashwamukh
    4. dwellers of Kailash Parbat

  137. The festival "Bhunda" is related to
    1. Parshuram
    2. Renuka
    3. Lord Shiva
    4. None of these

  138. The cement factory at Rajban in Sirmaur district was installed in
    1. 1905
    2. 1963
    3. 1971
    4. 1980

  139. How was Renuka related to Rishi Jamadagni?
    1. Daughter
    2. Wife
    3. Sister
    4. Mother

  140. "Rumal" is a famous handicraft of the district of
    1. Chamba
    2. Kullu
    3. Mandi
    4. Kangra

  141. There is a "Sun Temple" at
    1. Nirath
    2. Keylong
    3. Joginder Nagar
    4. Mandi

  142. The last village of the Spiti valley is
    1. Gemur
    2. Saloh
    3. Bhriguti
    4. Losar

  143. In which district did Una tehsil fall in 1967?
    1. Kangra
    2. Hamirpur
    3. Chamba
    4. None of these

  144. Where is Andhra Hydel Project located?
    1. Kinnaur
    2. Shimla
    3. Chamba
    4. Kullu

  145. When was Solan district formed?
    1. 1966
    2. 1971
    3. 1972
    4. 1975

  146. The State Bird of Himachal is
    1. Monal
    2. Peacock
    3. Eagle
    4. Jazzurrana

  147. Where is Mahima Library located?
    1. Solan
    2. Kandaghat
    3. Nahan
    4. None of these

  148. Shimla is the headquarter of
    1. Western Command
    2. Northern Command
    3. Army Training Command
    4. None of these

  149. Where is 260 MW Hibra Hydroelectric Project being undertaken?
    1. Kinnaur
    2. Kangra
    3. Chamba
    4. Shimla

  150. A girl from Himachal Pradesh has the distinction of being the youngest in the world to climb Mount Everest in 1993. Who is she?
    1. Suman Rawat
    2. Dicky Dolma
    3. Santosh Yadav
    4. None of these

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  1. Whare are the ans key of these questions.

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