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ANSWER KEYS for TNPSC group 1 services 2011

ANSWER KEYS for TNPSC group-i services 2011
(Preliminary Written Examination)
(Date of Examination: 05.06.2011 FN)
Subject: General Knowledge (Degree Standard)

(Objective Type) Question Series – C

Q
A
Description
01
D
Sathanur Dam is constructed across Thenpennai river
02
C
2007-09 – International Year of Planet Earth
03
A
Udayagiri fort is located in Kanniyakumari
04
A
The Chola dynasty was an ancient Tamil kingdom along the banks of the river Kaveri
05
D
Major source of irrigation in Tamil Nadu in general is Well
06
C
Sankaracharya – Advaita
Ramanuja – Visistadvaita
Madhvacharya – Dualism
Basaveswara – Vira Saivam
07
C
The Indian Independence bill was brought in the House of Commons on 4th July, 1947
08
C
Pie-diagram
09
B
The National Population Register is undertaken under Citizenship Act of 1955 & Citizen Rules, 2003
10
A
not continuous
11
D
A great exponent of Mahayanism was Nagarjuna
12
A
Lateritic soils are formed under conditions of high temperature and rainfall
13
D
Barbara McClintock got the Nobel Prize for discovering the concept of jumping genes (or) transposons
14
D
India share the longest land border with Bangladesh
15
D
The uncertainty principle was proposed by Heisenberg
16
B
Recently Bicentenary birth anniversary was carried out for Charles Darwin
17
D
The toxic carcinogenic metal ion in the following is Cr6+
18
A
Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation for (A)
19
A
Venturimeter is used to measure fluid velocity
20
A
Poondi Reservoir was planned to provide water to Madras by Sathyamurthy Iyer
21
A
The Special Economic Zone Act was passed in Indian
Parliament in May 2005
22
D
The earliest brick temple in India was built by Guptas
23
24
A
Nana Sahib – 1857 Revolt
Vellore Mutiny – 1806
Lord Curzon – Partition of Bengal
Indian Independence Act – 1947
25
C
The first state in India to introduce insurance scheme for State Government Employees was Tamil Nadu
26
B
The Pandiyan king who consolidated and expanded the Pandya kingdom up to Kaveri was Sundara Pandyan
27
B
The first ruler of the Chola dynasty who kept strong navy was Rajendra I
28
C
National Emergency was declared by the Congress
Government headed by Indira Gandhi in 1975
29
A
Directive Principles of State Policy is not a salient feature of the Constitution of India
30
B
Which organelle in the cell, other than nucleus contains DNA? Mitochondria
31
C
Find out the missing observation of the following
data with mean 5 2, 6,5,3,8,2……,9,7,7,6,4
32
C
The extent of rural electrification done in Tamil Nadu is 99%
33
B
Correctly matched: Mahavira – Last Tirthankara
34
A
3250-2750 B.C was the date assigned to the Indus civilization by Sir John Marshall
35
A
The Aryans had popular Assemblies, Sabhas and Samitis to check on the power of the king
36
D
Incorrect: C. Rajagopalachari – Anti-Brahmin, Anti-North and Anti-Aryan
37
B
Longest river in Tamil Nadu is Kaveri
38
C
Mullai Periyar dispute is between Tamil Nadu and Kerala
39
C
Mahatma Gandhi suspended the Non-co-operation
movement due to Chauri Chaura incident in the year
40
A
According to the year 2000-2001 in India, the major irrigation sources are in the order of Canels, Wells, Tubewells, Tanks
41
C
Amoebic dysentery is caused by Entamoeba histolytica
42
43
A
Cellulose is a natural polymer
44
D
The ground state energy of the electron in the hydrogen atom is 13.6 eV. The energy of the state n = 2 is 3.4eV
45
D
The Red Fort at Delhi was constructed by Shah Jahan
46
C
Botanical name of Turmeric is Curcuma domestica
47
A
Barack Obama is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace – 2009
48
C
The Director of Tamil orgin who sent Chandrayan to
space is Dr. Mayilsamy Annadurai
49
D
Seismic waves are recorded with the help of an
instrument known as Seismograph
50
B
C. Rangarajan is the current Chairman of the Prime
Minister of India’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC)
51
A
TIFR – Mumbai
Space Physics Laboratory – Thiruvananthapuram
SHAR centre – Sriharikota
ISRO satellite centre – Bengaluru
52
C
The last census was undertaken in 2011
53
D
The scope of land reforms does not include housing loan to farmers
54
B
Captain Lakshmi – Daughter of Ammu
Saminathan, a Patriot, Captain of Jansi military wing
55
B
Stars, Nebula and Interstellar material
56
B
A Shopkeeper marks his goods to gain 30%. But he
allows 10% discount for down cash payment. His profit per cent is 17%
57
D
Function(s) of statistics is/are all of these
58
A
IRDP was introduced in the year 1978-79
59
C
A total expenditure of a family is Rs. 1,080 and they are spending Rs.450, for food. Then to draw a pie diagram the degree value is 150
60
B
Chera – Bow & Arrow
Chola – Tiger
Pandya – Fish
Pallava – Bull
61
D
The packing fraction of a face centred cubic lattice is 74%
62
A
The ocean floor is a flat plain known as the Abyssal plain
63
A
In mitochondria, which of the following process/es
take(s) places? – Tricarboxylic acid cycle
64
A
India is a member of Asian Development Bank
65
66
A
Synapse is seen in nervous system
67
C
Ammonia burnt with O2, liberate which of the following ions/radicals? – NO2 + H2O
68
C
Namakkal District was formulated in the year 1997
69
A
The first telegraph line of India was set up between Kolkata and Diamond Harbour
70
A
A graph of cumulative frequency distribution is called ogive
71
B
Name of Tamil Nadu state bird is Emerald Dove
72
D
The Queen who took the lead in the South Indian Rebellion was Velu Natchiyar
73
C
V.O. Chidambaran pillai founded the Swadeshi Steam
Navigation Company to operate between Tuticorin and Sri Lanka
74
C
High urbanisation is a feature of Tamil Nadu economy
75
A
The resolving power of a telescope is highest for Blue light
76
C
A time series graph is also known as Histogram
77
D
The 73rd Constitutional Amendment Act was passed during the period of Narasimha Rao
78
B
Skeletal soils are found in South western Rajastan and Cuddapah region
79
D
The two major cities of Indus Valley Civilisation revealing uniform urban planning were Mohenjodaro and Harappa
80
B
Shri Sundarlal Bahuguna received Padma Vibhushan
award
81
82
A
As per the division of powers of India, in the concurrent list there are 47 items
83
A
Tuberculosis immunisation was developed by Albert Calmette
84
B
Cricketer Brain Lara belongs to West Indies
85
B
Typhoons usually found in West Pacific
86
A
The Portuguese were the first to come to India and leave India last
87
B
The largest planet in the solar system is Jupiter
88
C
89
D
Energy is not recycled in an eco-system
90
B
Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
91
A
I alone is correct.
92
D
UPA Government appointed National Commission on
Farmers in 2004 under the Chairmanship of Dr. M.S. Swaminathan
93
C
The single membrane surrounding vacuoles in plant cells is known as Tonoplast
94
B
The doctrine of Fundamental right cannot be ammended under Art. 368 was propounded by the Supreme Court in the case of Keshavanand vs State of Kerala
95
D
C. Linnaeus introduced the ‘binomial nomenclature’ to name organisms
96
C
The term ‘Brahmadeya’ denotes land granted to the Brahmanas
97
A
Dempster’s mass spectrograph – Masses of isotopes
98
B
The famous book ‘Cell Biology’ was written by De Roberties
99
D
Which of the following (Sales tax, Excise duty, Customs duty) is a direct tax? – None of these
100
B
China is not a member in ASEAN
101
D
The institution(s) which is/are set up to promote funding of voluntary organizations is/are – All of these
102
B
Tirupur Kumaran died in the year 1932
103
C
Kanchipuram Kailasanatha temple was built during the reign of Rajasimha
104
A
Krishna river water supplements the drinking water needs of Chennai
105
C
Peroxisome is involved in the process of photo respiration
106
D
Visceral arches support Gill filament
107
B
The laws of electrolysis are given by Faraday
108
B
Total geographical area of Tamil Nadu is 1,30,058 sq. km.
109
B
Electromagnetic waves were proposed by Maxwell
110
111
B
Salt Sathyagraha – Vedaranyam
Protest against Devadasi system – Dr. Muthulakshmi Redy
Neil Statue Sathyagraha – N. Somayajulu
The Hindu – Kasthuri Ranga Iyengar
112
A
National Remote Sensing Centre is located at Hyderabad
113
A
Thirumangalam Assembly by-elections saw the highest voter turnout during 2010 in Tamil Nadu
114
C
The World Classical Tamil Conference held on July,
2010 is Ninth World Tamil Conference
115
C
Article 243 of the Constitution of India gives provision to set up village panchayats
116
D
Not Matched: Medha Patkar – Indian representative in the UNO
117
A
Robert Clive laid the foundation of the British Empire
118
B
119
D
Under Public Distributions System, rice is distributed at the rate of Re. 1 per kg in Tamil Nadu
120
C
The National Rural Employment Guaranteed Programme came into force to provide 100 days of employment in 2006
121
C
10 electrons can be accommodated in d-orbital
122
D
One tesla is weber – m-2
123
B
Bihar has the lowest level of literacy
124
125
B
Relative frequency is defined as Class frequency /
Total frequency
126
C
The National calendar based on the Saka Era was adopted from 22nd March, 1957
127
B
Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)
128
A
The President of India appoints the Finance Commission in India
129
C
Botanical Survey of India is located in Tamil Nadu at Coimbatore
130
A
Data which are not collected by the organization for the specified purpose, is known as primary data
131
A
In India, life expectancy was considereably improved during the year 1981 to 2001 as 54 years to 65.3 years
132
C
According to Census 2001, in India the sex ratio is 933 females per 1000 males. (here 935 is the nearest answer)
133
B
Madras government issued the first communal G.O in 1921
134
C
Rabindranath Tagore gave the title ‘Mahatma’ to Gandhiji
135
A
Prof. Yash Pal Committee recommended the establishment of the National Commission for Higher Education and Research (NCHER)
136
A
Physical Research Laboratory is located at Ahmedabad
137
138
A
Troposphere – lowest layer of the atmosphere
139
A
Pre-history of India can be dated back to 500000 B.C.
140
C
The Allahabad pillar inscription was composed by Harisena
141
B
The median value for the data (45,40,60,90,80,65,55) is 60
142
C
The experiment to measure de Broglie wavelength was first carried out by Davisson-Germer
143
D
Nitrogen gas accounts for the maximum of the atmosphere
144
B
1 kB memory is 210 bytes
145
B
An example of polycarpic plant is Mango
146
D
State Bank of India is the largest public sector bank in India
147
D
The shore temple at Mamallapuram was built by Narasimhavarman II
148
C
P.L. Gautham (Currently Shri M.F. Farooqui from 11thNov 2010 onwards) is the Chairman of National Biodiversity Authority
149
B
The first ‘Special Economic Zone’ created in Tamil Nadu is in
150
D
Regarding to India’s Foreign Policy (Promotion of world peace, Non-alignment, Panchsheel) all of these are correct
151
Child Marriage was abolished by the Act in (Ans: 1929)
152
C
The Bacterial cell wall consists of Mucopeptide
153
B
The system of biologicial classification used today was created by Carolus Linnaeus
154
B
The disease diabetes mellitus is caused by the deficiency of Insulin
155
A
Thermal power contributes maximum share in power generation
156
C
660
157
A
World Water Day is observed on March 22
158
B
The Kaveri is called the Ganga of South India
159
B
Richter scale, a logarithmic scale to measure
earthquake was devised by Charles Richter
160
D
Influenza A (H1N1) earlier known as Swine flu was first detected in Mexico
161
A
Grants-in-aid to the states by the Centre are provided with the objective of augmenting financial resources of the states
162
C
Seats were reserved for woman in local bodies in
Tamil Nadu in the year 1994
163
D
All of these
164
C
The longest solar eclipse of the 21st Century occurred in July 22, 2009
165
B
Qutbuddin Aibak was a slave of Muhammed of Ghur
166
C
Khilafat movement, Non-cooperation movement, Civil disobedience movement, Quit India movement
167
168
B
The deficiency of Molybdenum, a trace element present in the soil, causes Whiptail disease of Cauliflower
169
C
The most dominant contributor to GDP in recent years is services
170
D
Tamil Nadu is a major producer of Sugar Cane
171
C
Whisky and Brandy contain 40-50% ethyl alchohol
172
D
Reservation was provided to women in Government services by M. Karunanidhi
173
B
Which Mughal emperor was defeated by Sher Shah? Humayun
174
D
Delhi High Court allowed plea of gay rights activists and legalized gay sex in 2009
175
B
Existance of a League of Tamil states is referred in the Hatigumpha inscription of Kharavela
176
A
Article 25 to 28 gurantees right to freedom of religion to all persons in all its aspects
177
C
Service sector is the major contributor(s) to Tamil Nadu state’s gross domestic product
178
D
The first Mughal Emperor to show interest in painting was Babur
179
A
‘Dyarchy’ was introduced in 1919
180
B
‘Bhuvan’ the new web based mapping of earth was developed by ISRO
181
D
What is the name of the famous Indian painter who went on self-exile? M.F Hussain
182
A
Ammonotelism is common in fishes
183
184
A
When there is increase in economic development the
share of tertiary (service) sector in National Income will increase
185
C
Dadabhai Naoroji was not the member of the first National Committee of 1949
186
D
The lasing material in Ruby laser is Cr3+
187
B
Longitudinal half of the chromosome is called Chromatid
188
D
The term ‘gene’ was proposed by Johannsen
189
B
190
A
Aqueous solution of which of the following is a good conductor of electricity? Ammonium acetate
191
C
When the polarising angle for a dense flint glass is 60030’, then its refractive index is 1.627
192
B
A bought a horse for Rs. 10,000 and sold it to B at 10% profit and B sold it to C at 10% loss. The amount paid by C is Rs. 9,900
193
D
One byte consists of 8 bits
194
C
Rapid Transit System in Tamil Nadu – Chennai
195
A
Endothecium and endothelium are structures associated with Anther and Integument
196
C
Which one of the commercial crops is cultivated in large area in Tamil Nadu? – Sugarcane
197
D
Aqua culture – Fish
Floriculture – Flower
Sericulture – Silk
Viticulture – Grapes
198
D
Jammu and Kashmir state of Indian Union has its own constitution
199
B
Toda are the tribes of the Udagamandalam
200
A
Killiyur waterfall is located in Shervaroy hill
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