MPSC State Service Prelims Answer Key 2017

MPSC 2017 Answer Key Paper 1

51) The point of origin of an earthquake is known as
(a) Tectonic point
(b)  Seismic focus
(c)  Plutonic point
(d) Epicentre

52) Bora winds blow in ______ region.
(a)  Siberia
(b)  Sahara Desert
(c)  Adriatic Sea
(d)  Antarctica

53) The process of conversion of water vapor into ice is known as
(a)  Sublimation
(b)  Condensation
(c)  Evaporation
(d)  Evapotranspiration

54) Match the following:
a. Penganga
b. Krishna
c. Tungabhadra
d. Cauvery
I. Gomantak Peak
II. Budhana range
III. Brahmgiri
IV. Mahabaleshwar
     a b c d

55) Match the following:
a. 10 Degree
b. 8 Degree
c. 9 Degree
d. Duncan Passage
I. Separates Little Andaman from Greater Andaman
II. Separates Minicoy from main Lakshadweep
III. Separates Andaman from Nicobar
IV. Separates Minicoy from Maldives
a b c d

56) Match the following:
a. Salsette
b. Sriharikota
c. Wellington
d. Wheeler
I. Rocket launching site
II. Missile launching centre
III. Group of seven islands
IV. Naval station
      a b c d

57) Which of the following characteristics is/are not applicable to CBD?
1. High percentage of offices and shops
2. High accessibility
3. Growth is upward rather than sideward
4. Residential area
(1) Only 1 and 2
(2) Only 3 and 4
(3)  Only 4
(4)  Only 1, 2 and 3

58) Identify the correct sequence of the seas on the basis of increasing salinity.
(a)  Dead Sea Caribbean Sea Andaman Sea Baltic Sea
(b)  Baltic Sea Andaman Sea Caribbean Sea Dead Sea
(c)  Andaman Sea-Baltic Sea Caribbean Sea Dead Sea
(d)  Baltic Sea Caribbean Sea Andaman Sea Dead Sea

59) Consider the following statements:
1. La Nino is a little girl.
2. During the time of La Nino cold water in the ocean rises to the surface.
3. La Nino strengthens the Indian Monsoon.
4. During the time of El Nino, trade winds weaken and warm water moves east in the ocean.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
(a)  Only 1 and 2
(b)  1, 2 and 3
(c)  Only 2 and 3
(d)  All of the above

60) In the given diagram, the shaded area shows the spatial spread of a climatic region according to Trewartha. Identify the region.
(a)  Semi-Arid
(b) Sub-Tropical Humid
(c) Tropical Savanna [Dry Winter]
(d)  Tropical Wet

61) Match the following:
Places of Cloudburst
a. Kedarnath
b. Leh-Ladakh
c. Mumbai
d. Chirgaon
Date of Cloudburst
I. 6th August 2010
II. 15th August 1997
III. 16th June 2013
IV. 26th July 2004
        a b c d

62) As per the Recycled Plastic Manufacture and Usage Rule 1991, what should be the thickness of carry bags?
(a) Less than 10 microns
(b) Less than 15 microns
(c)  Less than 20 microns
(d) None of the above

63) Which of the following States of India is on the way to becoming the first carbon free State?
(a) Kerala
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Uttarakhand
(d)  Arunachal Pradesh

64) Which of the following mountains are considered as one of the top biodiversity hotspots?
(a) Western Ghats
(b) Eastern Ghats
(c) Himalayas
(d) Aravallis

65) The ozone hole was detected in which of the following years?
(a) 1958
(b)  1972
(c) 1985
(d) 1995

66) The strategy of planning adopted in India in the earlier period had which of the following three aspects?
1.Developing sound base for initiating the process of long-term growth
2. A high priority to industrialization when actual development began
3. Emphasis on development of capital goods industries.
4. Emphasis on development of consumer goods industries.
(a)  only 1, 2 and 3
(b)  only 1, 3 and 4
(c)  only 2, 3 and 4
(d)  only 1, 2 and 4

67) The Annual Plan described as ‘Plan Holiday’ were implemented during
(a) 1965 – 66
(b)  1966 – 69
(c)  1967 – 70
(d)  1968 – 71

68) The household is vulnerable to become multi-dimensionally poor is the Household Deprivation index score is
1. greater than 20% but less than 33.3%
2. greater than 33.3% but less than 50%
3. greater than 25% but less than 50%
(a) Only 3
(b) Only 2
(c) Only 1
(d) None of the above

69) LPG stands for
(a) Liquidity, Profitability and Growth
(b) Liberalistaion , Privatisation and Growth
(c)  Liberalistion , Privatisation and Globalisation
(d) None of the above

70) The Twelfth Fiver year plan emphasises the following dimensions of inclusiveness
1. Inclusiveness as poverty reduction.
2. Inclusion as group equality
3. Inclusiveness as regional balance
4. Focus on income inequality
(a) Only 1 and 4
(b)  All four 1, 2, 3, 4 above
(c)  Only 1 and 3
(d)  Only 1, 2 and 3

71) The Report of the Expert Group to review the methodology for estimation of poverty [2009] was submitted by
(a)  Prof. S.D.Tendulkar
(b) Dr.Vijay Tendulkar
(c)  Ashok Sen Gupta
(d)  D.Subbarao

72) The demographic dividend occurs due to
1. falling birth rate and consequent shift in the age structure.
2. falling birth rate and changes in the age structure towards the adult working ages.
3. falling death rate
(a)  only 2
(b)  only 1
(c)  only 3
(d)  only 2 and 3

73) The theme of the Eleventh Five Year Plan [2007- 12] was
(a)  Towards growth and development
(b)  Towards faster growth and development
(c)  Towards faster and more inclusive development
(d)  Towards faster, inclusive and sustainable growths

74) The National Population Policy, 2000 aimed to
1. Reduce maternal mortality rate below 100 per 1 lakh live births and infant mortality to below 30 per one thousand live births.
2. Prevent and control communicable diseases.
3. Reduce maternal mortality rate below 130 per 1 lakh live births and infant mortality to below 35 per one lakh live births.
(a) Only 2 and 3
(b) Only 1 and 2
(c)  Only 1
(d)  Only 3

75) Which scheme was introduced by the Government for financial inclusion in 2014?
(a)  Property Disclosure Scheme
(b)  Demonetization
(c)  Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
(d)  All of the above
76) The objectives of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission II include:
1. Improve service delivery standards.
2. Empowering urban local bodies.
3. Slow down the rate of urbanization to the manageable level
4. Reduce urban poverty
(a)  Only 1 , 2 and 4
(b)  1, 2, 3 and 4
(c)  Only 1 and 4
(d)  None of the above

77) Urbanisation has not helped in economic development due to which of the following factors
1. The neglect of slums in urban areas in planning strategies.
2. The unorganised sectors are exploited by capitalists, landlords and contractors.
3. Increasing use of capital intensive technologies resulting in unemployment.
4. The benefits of growth are unequally shared by various sectors of society.
(a)  only 1 and 2
(b)  only 2 and 3
(c)  only 1 and 3
(d)  All of the above

78) Tenancy reforms include the following measures:
1. Regulation of tenancy rent
2. Security of tenure
3. Conferment of ownership rights on tenants
4. Ceiling on maximum size of cultivation holding
(a)  only 1 and 2
(b)  1, 2, 3 and 4
(c)  only 2 and 3
(d)  only 1, 2 and 3

79) DBT is the abbreviation of
(a)  Demand by Trade
(b)  Direct Benefit Transfer
(c)  Direct Bank Transfer
(d)  Deduct By Transaction

80) In which year was the ‘Green Climate Fund’ established?
(a)  2010
(b)  2012
(c)  2011
(d)  2014

81) In the magnetic meridian of a certain place, the horizontal component of the Earth’s magnetic field is 0.26 and the angle of dip is 600. What is the magnetic field of the Earth at this location?
(a)  0.52 units
(b)  0.13 units
(c)  15.6 units
(d)  60.26 units

82) An elevator carrying a maximum load of 1800 kg [elevator + passengers] is moving up with a constant speed of 2 ms-1. The frictional force opposing the motion on 4000 N. Determine the minimum power delivered by the motor to the elevator [Take g = 10 m/s2]
(a)  59 hp
(b)  38 hp
(c)  44 hp
(d)  155 hp

83) What is the focal length of a double convex lens for which the radius of curvature of each surface is 50 cm and the refractive index of glass is 1.50?
(a)  100 cm
(b)  25 cm
(c)  50 cm
(d)  75 cm

84) A new unit of length is chosen such that the speed of light in vacuum is unity. What is the distance between the Sun and the Earth in terms of the new unit, if light takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds to cover this distance?
(a)  820 units
(b)  500 units
(c)  1500 units
(d)  2460 units

85) A sound wave having certain frequency travels with a speed of 336 m/s and wavelength 3 cm. What will its frequency be? Will it be audible?
(a)  100800 Hz, No
(b)  100800 Hz, Yes
(c)  11200 Hz, No
(d)  11200 Hz, Yes

86) If two resistors are connected in series, the total resistance is 45Ω and if the same resistors are connected in parallel, the total resistance becomes 10Ω. Find the value of the individual resistors.
(a) 20Ω, 25Ω
(b)  20Ω, 20Ω
(c)  30Ω, 30Ω
(d)  15Ω, 30Ω

87) Sources of vitamin B-12 are
(a) Meat, Fish, Liver and Bacteria in small Intenstines
(b)  Mushrooms , Grains and Nuts
(c)  Bread, Rice , Broccoli and Soyabean
(d)  All of the above

88) The one gene-one enzyme hypothesis suggesting that one gene controls the synthesis of one enzyme was proposed by
(a)  Arthur Kornberg
(b)  Beadle and Tatum
(c)  Har Gobind Khorana
(d)  Jacob and Monod

89)  Which description is correct for Lichens?
(a)  Algae makes available the moisture and minerals to Fungus, which absorbs food by photosynthesis
(b)  The Fungus make available the moisture and minerals to Algae, which prepare food by photosynthesis.
(c)  They are facultative mutualistic
(d)  Lichens have well developed stele for absorption of moisture.

90) Which of the following plant hormones controls fruits ripening?
1. Zeatin
2. Auxisn
3. Gibberellic acid
4. Ethylene
(a)  1, 2 and 4
(b)  only 1 and 2
(c)  only 2 and 3
(d)  only 4

91) Which is the correct group from the taxonomic point of view?
(a)  Sea-fan, Sea-star, Sea-pen
(b)  Jelly-fish, Silver fish, Star fish
(c)  Pholas , Pila, Cuttle fish
(d)  Earthworm, Acornworm, Clam-worm

92) Which of the following is/are not a nitrogenous excretory waste?
1. Ammonia
2. Creatine
3. Urea
4. Creatinine
(a)  Ammonia and Creatinine
(b)  Only Creatine
(c)  Urea and Ammonia
(d)  Creatinine and Urea

93) The testes normally descend into the scrotum by about
(a)  6 months
(b)  the time of birth
(c)  the age of 3 months
(d)  the time of puberty

94) Which of the following are branches of applied biology?
1. microbiology
 2. agriculture
3. pharmacy
4. medical science
(a)  only 1, 2 and 3
(b)  only 2, 3 and 4
(c)  only 1, 3 and 4
(d)  only 1 , 2 and 4

95) Faraday’s Laws of electrolysis are concerned with
(a)  Equivalent weight
(b)  Atomic weight
(c)  Molecular weight
(d)  Atomic number

96) If nuclides have different atomic numbers and different atomic masses but the same number of neutrons, then they are known as
(a)  isotopes
(b)  isobars
(c)  isotones
(d)  none of the above

97) A unit of Van der Waals constant [a] is
(a)  kPa
(b)  kPa dm3
(c)  kPa dm3 mol-1
(d)  kPa dm6 mol-2

98) The prefix for the multiple 1018 is
(a)  tera
(b)  peta
(c)  exa
(d)  atto

99) Th pH at which the charge on protein colloid is reversed is called
(a)  Coagulation point
(b)  Flocculation point
(c)  Neutral pH point
(d)  Isoelectric point

100s) N2 + 3H2  2NH3 + Heat .  The Le Chatelier’s principle suggests that ______ are required to drive the reaction to the right and thus form NH3.
(a)  high pressure and low temperature
(b)  low pressure and low temperature
(c)  high pressure and high temperature
(d)  low pressure and high temperature

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