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                                       CISF Previous Year Solved Paper

General English:

Directions—(Q. 1–5) In each of these questions, two of the words are related in some way i.e., they are similar or opposites. Pick out the option which represents that pair.

1. 1. moderate 2. easy 3. significant 4. strenuous
(A) 2–4 
(B) 1–2
(C) 1–3 
(D) 2–3
(E) 3–4

2. 1. focus 2. trivial 3. vital 4. site
(A) 1–2 
(B) 2–4
(C) 1–3 
(D) 3–4
(E) 2–3

3. 1. defer 2. dispute 3. prefer 4. challenge
(A) 2–3 
(B) 1–3
(C) 2–1 
(D) 2–4
(E) 3–4

4. 1. consequence 2. potential 3. influence 4. ability
(A) 4–3 
(B) 2–4
(C) 2–3 
(D) 1–3
(E) 4–1

5. 1. rebuke 2. oppose 3. praise 4. distrust
(A) 1–2 
(B) 2–3
(C) 1–3 
(D) 3–4
(E) 2–4

Directions—(Q. 6–15) In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbersare printed below the passage and against each five words are suggested, one of which fills the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Delinking of jobs from degrees is one of the …(6)… features of our education …(7)…. There has been a …(8)… fall in …(9)… in the acade-mic field in recent years. There is a …(10)… of degree holders in the country, as a result, university degrees have …(11)… their value and charm while the number of students in colleges and universities of the country has been …(12)… rising. Consequently thousands of graduates and post graduates come out of these institutions and stand in queues waiting to get some …(13)… jobs …(14)… in the country. Moreover, these degree holders do not have any technical or vocational knowledge needed for a particular job. As a result, the number of educated unemployed has been rising …(15)…. It has created a very serious problem.

6. (A) minor
(B) trivial
(C) unachievable
(D) irrelevant
(E) salient

7. (A) process
(B) policy
(C) development
(D) guideline
(E) procedures

8. (A) expected
(B) sheer
(C) rough
(D) steep
(E) gentle

9. (A) assessment
(B) evaluation
(C) competence
(D) fees
(E) value

10. (A) flood 
(B) class
(C) party 
(D) mob
(E) rabble

11. (A) mislaid 
(B) lost
(C) increase 
(D) found
(E) establish

12. (A) slowly 
(B) hastily
(C) deeply 
(D) waiting
(E) out

13. (A) suitable 
(B) remain
(C) study 
(D) live
(E) place

14. (A) frequency
(B) occurrence
(C) event
(D) chance
(E) blocking

15. (A) fever 
(B) outshine
(C) lean 
(D) dwarfed
(E) horribly

General Knowledge:


1. The split between the ‘Extremists’ and ‘Moderates’ came up in the open at the Surat Congress Session in the year—
(A) 1905
(B) 1906
(C) 1907
(D) 1910

2. Bhulabhai Desai’s most memorable achievement was his defence of the Indian National Army (I.N.A.) personnel at the Red Fort Trial towards the end of—
(A) 1943
(B) 1944
(C) 1945
(D) 1946

3. St. Thomas is said to have come to India to propagate Christianity during the reign of the—
(A) Cheras
(B) Parthians
(C) Pandyas
(D) Cholas

4. The First Viceroy of the Portuguese in the East was—
(A) Albuquerque
(B) Joa de Castro
(C) Francisco de Almedia
(D) Nuno da Cunha

5. When was the All India Women’s Conference founded ?
(A) 1924
(B) 1925
(C) 1926
(D) 1927

6. The Kuka movement started in mid-nineteenth century in—
(A) Western Punjab
(B) Maharashtra
(C) Bengal
(D) Madhya Bharat

7. Who is the author of the autobiography, The Indian Struggle ?
(A) Annie Beasant
(B) Subhash Chandra Bose
(C) Chittaranjan Das
(D) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

8. Mahatma Gandhi’s remark, “A post-dated cheque on a crumbling bank” is regarding the proposals of—
(A) Simon Commission
(B) Cripps Mission
(C) Cabinet Mission
(D) Wavel Plan

9. Under whose leadership was the Congress Socialist Party founded in 1934 ?
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru and Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Acharya Narendra Dev and Jai Prakash Narayan
(C) Subhas Chandra Bose and P.C. Joshi
(D) Saifuddin Kitchlew and Rajendra Prasad

10. The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usually built their houses of—
(A) Pucca bricks
(B) Stone
(C) Wood
(D) All of the above

11. Which one of the following pairs of places does the National Highway number 2 join ?
(A) Delhi–Amritsar
(B) Delhi–Mumbai
(C) Delhi–Kolkata
(D) Delhi–Ahmedabad

12. Watermelons grow best in—
(A) Alluvial soil
(B) Sandy soil
(C) Black soil
(D) Laterite soil

13. In which state is the Maikala range situated ?
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Bihar
(D) Chhattisgarh

14. The latitude passing through the northern most part of India is—
(A) 35° N
(B) 36° N
(C) 37° N
(D) 39° N

15. River erosion is at its greatest where the river’s—
(A) depth is more
(B) breadth is more
(C) flow is fast
(D) gradient is more

16. Nallamala hills are located in the state of—
(A) Orissa
(B) Meghalaya
(C) Andhra Pradesh
(D) Gujarat

17. Excluding the East European countries and Russia, the country with the largest area under forest, is—
(B) Canada
(C) Australia
(D) Brazil

18. In which of the following is the Great Barrier Reef located ?
(A) Coral Sea
(B) Solomon Sea
(C) Bismarck Sea
(D) Arafura Sea

19. Where is the headquarter of Zoological Survey of India located ?
(A) Mumbai
(B) Delhi
(C) Kolkata
(D) Chennai

20. The South West monsoon engulfs the entire India by—
(A) 5th June
(B) 15th June
(C) 1st July
(D) 15th July

21. Where was the first iron and steel industry of India established ?
(A) Bhadravati
(B) Bhilai
(C) Jamshedpur
(D) Burnpur

22. Which one of the following is incorrectly matched ?
(A) Columbus—1492
(B) Vasco de Gama—1498
(C) Magellan—1520
(D) Balboa—1530

23. Which one of the following wavelengths of light is most effective in photosynthesis ?
(A) Blue
(B) Green
(C) Orange
(D) Yellow

24. Human cloning is permitted in Britain for the purpose of—
(A) Reproduction
(B) Research
(C) Therapeutics
(D) Genetics

25. Pick out the viral disease among the following—
(A) Hepatitis
(B) Meningitis
(C) Arthritis
(D) Nephritis

26. Dolly, the World’s First cloned animal was a—
(A) sheep
(B) cow
(C) goat
(D) pig

27. The large amount of sugar present in human blood is—
(A) sucrose
(B) glucose
(C) fructose
(D) lactose

28. Which one of the following is a viral disease in man ?
(A) Mumps
(B) Plague
(C) Cholera
(D) Syphilis

29. The major constituent of gobar gas is—
(A) Carbon dioxide
(B) Methane
(C) Butane
(D) Isobutane

30. The expansion for AIDS is—
(A) Active Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
(B) Acquired Individual Disease Syndrome
(C) Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
(D) Acquired Immuno Disease Syndrome

31. Bee keeping is known as—
(A) Sericulture
(B) Apiculture
(C) Aquaculture
(D) Agriculture

32. HYV refers to—
(A) Hybrid yielding variety
(B) Human yellow virus
(C) High yielding variety
(D) Human yellow vaccine

33. Pick the odd one out based on crop season—
(A) Rice
(B) Wheat
(C) Maize
(D) Cotton

34. The residue left after extracting juice from sugarbeet and sugarcane is called—
(A) molasses
(B) bagasse
(C) whey
(D) biomass

35. The isotope of uranium used in atomic reactors is—
(A) U235
(B) U236
(C) U237
(D) U232

36. In the process of magnetization of a bar—
(A) The entire bulk of the bar gets magnetised
(B) Only the surface of the bar gets magnetised
(C) Only the ends of the bar get magnetised
(D) Only some parts of the outer layers of the bar get magnetized

37. A falling drop of rainwater acquires the spherical shape due to—
(A) Viscosity
(B) Surface Tension
(C) Atmospheric pressure
(D) Gravitational force

38. Which is the coldest among the following ?
(A) Mars
(B) Earth
(C) Pluto
(D) Mercury

39. The weakest of all fundamental forces is—
(A) Gravitational force
(B) Electrostatic force
(C) Magnetic force
(D) Nuclear force

40. Among the defects of eye, the shortsightedness is called—
(A) Coma
(B) Hypermetropia
(C) Myopia
(D) Astigmatism

41. Which one of the following is not a radioactive element ?
(A) Uranium
(B) Thorium
(C) Radium
(D) Cadmium

42. Velocity of sound in air does not change with the change of—
(A) Temperature of air
(B) Pressure of air
(C) Moisture content in air
(D) Wind in the direction of propagation of sound

43. The greenhouse effect is caused by the higher level of which gas in the atmosphere ?
(A) Carbon monoxide
(B) Carbon dioxide
(C) Nitrous oxide
(D) Sulphur dioxide

44. Candle is a mixture of—
(A) Paraffin wax and stearic acid
(B) Bees wax and stearic acid
(C) Higher fatty acids and stearic acid
(D) Bees wax and paraffin wax

45. Ethanol containing 5% water is known as—
(A) rectified spirit
(B) denatured spirit
(C) methylated alcohol
(D) power alcohol

46. Brass is an alloy of copper and—
(A) tin
(B) zinc
(C) iron
(D) nickel

47. Who discovered X-rays ?
(A) Goldstein
(B) Thomson
(C) Roentgen
(D) Wien

48. The density of a gas is maximum at—
(A) Low temperature, low pressure
(B) Low temperature, high pressure
(C) High temperature, low pressure
(D) High temperature, high pressure

49. The important ore of aluminium is—
(A) bauxite
(B) cryolite
(C) fluorspar
(D) haematite

50. Aqua regia is a 1 : 3 mixture, by volume, of—
(A) conc. nitric acid and conc. hydrochloric acid
(B) conc. hydrochloric acid and conc. nitric acid
(C) conc. nitric acid and conc. sulphuric acid
(D) conc. sulphuric acid and conc. nitric acid