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MPSC Prelims Answer Key 2017 Paper 1

MPSC Prelims Exam 2017 Solved Paper 1

MPSC Answer Key 2017

1) Match the pairs:
a. Indian Councils Act, 1909
b. Govt. Of Indian Act, 1919
c. Govt . of India Act, 1935
d. Indian Independence Act, 1947
I. The Crown no longer the source of authority
II. Dyarchy at the Centre
III. First time, separate representation to the Muslim community
IV. Dyarchy in the Provinces
       a  b  c  d

2) Consider the statements regarding the proclamation of Emergency under Article 352:
(a) It automatically comes to an end on the expiry of one month from its issue, unless it is approved by a resolution of the Lok Sabha before the expiry of that period.
(b) The President is empowered to proclaim Emergency only if the Council of Ministers  recommends to him in writing that a proclamation should be issued
(a) Statement ‘a’ is correct
(b) Statement ‘b’ is correct
(c) Both the statements are correct
(d) Both the statements are false

3) Which one of the following statements about ‘Judicial Review’ is not correct?
(a) The Constitution of India does not clearly describe the system of Judicial Review.
(b) Judicial Review in India is governed by the principle ‘procedure established by law’
(c) Judicial Review cannot be applied in respect of law incorporated in the 9th Schedule of the Constitution.
(d) The Parliament cannot pass laws and amendments for overriding the hurdles created by Judicial Review

4) The reference to National Capital Territory of Delhi is  found in
(a) Article 239 A
(b) Article 239 AA
(c) Article 239 AB
(d) Article 239  B

5) Consider the following statements about the 108th Constitutional Amendment Bill:
1. It related to reservation of one-third seats in Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies for women.
2. Rajya Sabha passed the Bill on 9th March 2010
3. Lok Sabha never voted on the Bill.
4. It was lapsed after the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha.
Which of the statements given above are correct?
(a) Only 1, 2 and 4
(b) Only 2, 3 and 4
(c) Only 1, 2 and 3
(d) 1, 2, 3 and 4

6) Which one of the following duties have been prescribed for the citizens?
1. To organize village panchayats
2. To minimize inequalities in income
3. To defend the country
4. To render military service
5. To secure uniform civil code
6. To vote in public elections
(a) Only 1, 2 and 3
(b) Only 2, 4 and 5
(c) Only 4, 5 and 6
(d) Only 3

7) Consider the following statements:
1. If a person is elected to both the Houses of Parliament, he must intimate within 10 days in which House he desires to serve, otherwise, both seats become vacant.
2. If a person is elected to two seats in a House he should exercise his option for one, otherwise, both seats become vacant
3. If a sitting member of one House is also elected to the other House, his seat in the first House becomes vacant.
Which of the above statements is/are not correct?
(a) Only 1 and 2
(b) Only 2 and 3
(c) Only 1
(d) Only 3

8) The Chairman of National Human Rights Commission is appointed by the President on the recommendation of a committee of certain persons. Who among the following is/are not part of that committee?
1.The Prime Minister
2. The Home Minister
3. Leader of the Opposition party in the Lok Sabha
4. Leader of the Opposition party in the Rajya Sabha
5. The Speaker of Lok Sabha
6. The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha
(a) Only 2
(b) Only 2 and 4
(c) Only 5 and 6
(d) Only 6

9) Consider the following statements:
1. According to Article 262 of the Indian Constitution, the Parliament may by law provide for the adjudication of interstate river water dispute.
2. Article 262 empowers the President of India to set up an interstate river water dispute tribunal.
Select the incorrect statement/s:
(a) Both 1 and 2
(b) Only 1
(c) Only 2
(d) Both 1 and 2 are incorrect

10) Which of the following statements is correct?
(a) The same person cannot be appointed as Governor for two or more States at the same time.
(b) No procedure has been laid down in the Constitution of India for the removal of a Governor from his post.
(c) The Governor should be a member of either House of the Parliament.
(d) The Governor appoints the Chancellors of the Universities in the State

11) Which of the following statements about Zonal Councils are not correct?
1.The Zonal Councils are the constitutional bodies.
2. They are established by the States Reorganisation Act of 1956
3. Home Minister of the Central Government is the Chairman of Zonal Councils.
4. India is divided into seven zones and provided a Zonal Council for each zone.
(a) Only 1 and 3
(b) Only 1 and 4
(c) Only 1, 3 and 4
(d) All of the above

12) Which of the following are not the voluntary provisions of the 73rd Amendment Act on Panchayati Raj?
1. Direct elections to all seats in Panchayats at the village, intermediate and district level.
2. Granting financial powers to the Panchayats that is authorising them to levy, collect and appropriate taxes, duties, tolls and fees.
3. 21 years to be the minimum age for contesting elections to panchayats.
4. Giving representation to Members of the Parliament and the State Legislature in the Panchayats at different levels falling within their constituencies.
(a) Only 1 and 3
(b) Only 2 and 3
(c) Only 2 and 4
(d) Only 1 and 4

13) Which of the following statements about International Court of Justice is Correct?
(a) The Court is permanently in session at Geneva
(b) All questions before it are decided by a majority of judges present.
(c) The judges are elected for a six-year term.
(d) Retiring judges are not eligible for re-election.

14) Which of the following statements is correct about the medal tally at the 17th Asiad Games?
1.Host country Japan secured the second position.
2.South Korea topped the medal tally.
3.India secured the fifth position with total 59 medals.
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) Only 3
(d) None of the above

15) Match the pairs:
List I
a.Land of Cakes
b. Land of Canals
c. Land of Thousand Lakes
d. Land of White Elephants
List II
I. Thailand
II. Netherlands
III. Finland
IV. Scotland
      a  b  c   d

16) Consider the following statements about the ‘Commonwealth':
1.Officially formed in 1931
2.It has no Constitution or Charter
3.The newest member country is Rwanda.
4.The most recent departure country was the Maldives.
(a) 1, 2 and 3 are correct
(b) 1, 2 and 4 are correct
(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4 are correct
(d) Only a is correct

17) Which one of the following statements is not correct?
(a) There are 35 World Heritage Sites in India recognised by UNESCO as of July 2016.
(b) India’s first two sites inscribed on the list were Red Fort complex and Khajuraho
(c) The recent inclusions were that of Khangchendzonga National Park and two others.
(d) In July 2016, seventeen projects by Le Corbusier in seven countries were inscribed in the list of UNESCO Heritage Sites

18) Which one of the following statements is not correct?
(a) Tehri Dam is the highest dam in the world.
(b) Bhakra Nangal is the largest dam in India.
(c) Hirakud is one of the longest dams in the world.
(d) None of the above

19) Distance wise, which is the longest train in India?
(a) Himsagar Express  – Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari
(b) Vivek Express – Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari
(c) Ten Jammu Express – Tirunelveli to Jammu
(d) Navyug Express – Mangalore to Jammu

20) Which one of the following pairs is mismatched  Dance and Dancer?
(a) Bharatnatyam – Padma Subramanyam
(b) Kathak – Sitara Devi
(c) Kuchipudi – Mrinalini Sarabhai
(d) Odissi – Indrani Rahman

21) In which State of India, is the ‘Sarhool festival ‘ celebrated?
(a) Assam
(b) Odisha
(c) Jharkhand
(d) Chattisgarh

22) Match the pairs :
a. Munawwar Rana
b. Jaswinder
c. Asha Mishraa
d. Nanda Hangkhim
I. Satta Grahan
II. Uchat
III. Agarbatti
IV. Shahadaba
       a b c d

23) Arrange the biggest countries [in area] in ascending order :
1. Brazil
2. India
3. China
4. Argentina
5. Russia
(a) 4,2,1,3,5
(b) 4,1,2,3,5
(c) 4,3,2,1,5
(d) 4,1,3,2,5

24) Name the place described below:
1. It is an old capital of Tanzania.
2. It is the main city of business.
3. It is the main centre of Transport.
4. It is also a natural port
(a) Zanzibar
(b) Dodoma
(c) Dares Salaam
(d) Crol

25) Match the pairs about Armed Forces Exercises during 2016:
a. Shakti
b. Indra
c. Yudh Abhyas
d. Mitra Shakti
I. India and Sri Lanka
II.India and U.S.A
III. India and Russia
IV. India and France
       a b c d

26) Which institution recommended an ‘Islamic Window’ in Conventional Banks?
(a) World Bank
(b) Reserve Bank of India
(c) International Monetary Fund

27) The eminent journalist Dilip Padgaonkar passed away recently. He headed the committee appointed by the Central Government in 2010. What was the purpose of that committee?
(a)  To collaborate with the French Government for anti-terrorism activities.
(b)  To design a roadmap for peace in J & K
(c)  Welfare of the CRPF Jawans.
(d) To design a road map for peace in the North-East States.

28) GSAT-7, the first Navy user satellite was launched on
(a) August 2013
(b) February 2011
(c) August 2014
(d) None of the above

29) Who is the author of the famous book ‘One Life is Not Enough’?
(a) Anand Sharma
(b) Vishwanath Pratap Singh
(c) K Natwar Singh
(d) K.C. Pant

30) Saina Nehwal has been awarded the following in 2016:
(a) Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
(b) Padmashri Award
(c) Padmabhushan Award
(d)  Padmavibhushan Award

31) Match the following Mahajanapadas with their modern names:
List I
a. Anga
b. Magadha
c. Vajji
d. Mallla
List II
I.South Bihar
II. East Bihar
III. North Bihar
IV. Gorakhpur District
        a b c d

32) Match the following explorers of Sindhu civilization with cities discovered by them:
List I
a. Harappa
b. Mohenjodaro
c. Chanhudaro
d. Lothal
List II
I. Rakhaldas Banerji
II. Ranganath Rao
III.Dayaram Sahn
IV. Gopal Majumdar
       a b c d

33) Which of the following soft stones was used to make the seals in Sindhu civilization
(a) Haematite
(b) Magnetite
(c) Limonite
(d) Steatite

34) Match the Mahajanapadaas and their kings:
List I
a. Kosal
b. Magadha
c. Vatsa
d. Avanti
List II
I. Bimbisar
III. Praasenjit
IV. Udyan
        a b c d

35) Which of the following Buddhist texts refer to the sixteenth Mahajanapadas?
(a) Anguttar Nikaya
(b) Pradnyaparmitasutra
(c) Nitishastra
(d) Dirgha Nikaya

36) State who amongst the following were the poets of the Sangama Literature.
1. Tolaka Pear
2. Valluvar
3. Elangoadigal
4. Sittalaisittanur
(a)  Only 1, 2 and 3
(b)  Only 2, 3, and 4
(c) Only 1 and 3
(d)  1, 2, 3 and 4

37) Identify the person from the description given below.
1. A great scholar of Sanskrit, yet accepted the western thoughts.
2. Participation in the Tatwabodhini Sabha.
3. Started teaching western education in Sanskrit College.
4. Gave evidence from the ancient religious book for the window remarriage.
(a)  Keshavchandra Sen
(b) Surendranath Banerji
(c) Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar
(d) Justice Ranade

38) Identify the person from the following description.
1. He was awarded the “Third Class of the Star of India reward by British.
2. He had established the Translation Society in 1864
3. He opposed the nationalism of Congress.
4. He established the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental School.
(a) Barrister Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(b) Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khan
(c) Poet Muhammad Iqbal
(d) Badruddin Tayyabji

39) ______ of Mithila was a Bengali poet who enjoyed the patronage of a Hindu ruler as well as the Sultans of Bengal.
(a) Devendranath Tagore
(b) Ravindranath Tagore
(c) Chandidas
(d) Vidyapati Thakur

40) Which of the following statements about Civil Disobedience Movement is/are not true?
(a) The Red Shirt volunteers, organised by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan followed in a non-violent manner, an intense anti-government movement including non-payment of taxes.
(b) Rani Gaidinliu of Nagaland at the age of 13, raised the banner of revolt and suffered 15 years of imprisonment.
(c) Due to the Civil Disobedience Movement, the Congress organisation was stronger in villages than in 1921 – 22.
(d) The business community supported the Government.

41) Almost all the leading personalities of the country except ____ joined the Congress.
(a) Maulana Husain Ahmad
(b) Sir Sayyed
(c)  Zafar Ali Khan
(d)  Hakim Ajmal Khan

42) Which of the following is/are included in the resolutions passed by the Indian National Congress in its first session?
1. Appointment of a Roya Commission to inquire into the working of the Indian administration.\
2. Abolition of the Indian Council of the Secretary of State for India.
3. Reduction of military expenditure
4. Protest against the annexation of Upper Burma and the proposed incorporation of it with India.
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2, 3 and 4
(d)  only 2

43) Match the following:
List I
a. Dhumketu
b. Navayuga
c. Socialist
d. Vanguard of Indian Independence
List II
I. Kolkata
II. Guntur
III. Mumbai
IV. Berlin
a b c d

44) Gadge Maharaj used _________, a traditional medium of mass communication for propagating against some of the evil social customs.
(a)  Aakhyam
(b) Aarti
(c) Katha
(d) Kirtan

45) Who is the person described in the following sentences?
1. He had learned the principle of universal equality of man while at the Scottish Mission School.
2..Under the influence of the Christian missionaries, he realized the importance of education, social reforms and universal humanism.
He openly supported widow remarriage and attacked the practice of female infanticide.
(a) Durgaram Mancharam
(b)  Dadoba Pandurang Tarkhadkar
(c) Jyotiba Phule
(d) Narayan Guru

46) Match the following:
a. Immanuel Kant
b. Laplace
c. Chamberlin
d. James Jeans
Hypothesis about origin of the Earth
I. Tidal
II. Gaseous
III. Nebular
IV. Planetesimal
     a b c d

47) Which of the following statements is correct about the interior of the Earth?
(a)  The temperature falls with increasing depth.
(b) The pressure falls with increasing depth.
(c) The temperature rises with increasing depth.
(d) Pressure remains constant with varying depth.

48) The heat released at the time of condensation is called as
(a)  Humidity
(b)  Latent Heat
(c)  Evaporation
(d)  Sublimation

49) Match the following:
Feature / Climate
a) Vernal Equinox
b) Summer Solstice
c) Winter Solstice
d) Autumnal Equinox
I. December 22
II. September 23
III. March 21
IV. June 21
       a b c d

50) Match the four local winds marked as 1, 2, 3, 4 in the following map

a. Siroco
b. Khamsin
c. Harmattan
d. Berg
      a b c d

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