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HPPSC Question-Paper

                                         HPPSC Previous Year Question Paper 

1. In order to achieve inclusive growth, Government of India announced MNREGA program. In January 2011 the wages rates under the scheme have been enhanced.The details of North Indian States are given below; which one of the following is not correct?
(a) In Himachal Pradesh Non scheduled Rs. 120 and scheduled Area Rs. 150
(b) In Jammu & Kashmir Rs. 121
(c) In Punjab Rs. 135
(d) In Haryana Rs. 179

2. Definition of Poverty measurement accepted by the Planning Commission in India is on the basis of
(1) Calories
(2) Health
(3) Education
Which one of the above is the most appropriate?
a) 1 only 
b) 1&2 only 
c) 1& 3 only 
d) All the three

3. Referring to Microfinance institutions, consider the following
(1) High interest rate leading to suicides
(2) Promoters of Microfinance institutions growing rich
(3) Offering of small credit for consumption and of small loan for microenterprises
Which one of the above led the Malegam committee to recommend for interest rate cap for Micro finance institutions.
a) 1 only 
b) 2 only 
c) 3 only 
d) All the three

4. The success of financial inclusion by micro finance institutions depends upon
(1) Low cost human resources to Microfinance institutions
(2) Quick delivery of micro credit to the poor
(3) Availability of cheaper loans from banks to Microfinance institutions
Which of the above are important for the success of micro finance companies?
a) 1 &2 only 
b) 2&3 only 
c) 1 & 3 only 
d) all the three

5. Which one of the following does not refer to the fiscal deficit in India
a) The difference between the government’s total expenditure and its total receipts.
b) The elements of the fiscal deficit are the revenue deficit and capital deficit.
c) The fiscal deficit involves government financing excess expenditure by raising taxes.
d) The fiscal deficit involves financing by borrowing from the Reserve Bank of India and market borrowing.

6. Considering the contributions of three sectors Primary, Secondary and Tertiary to National Income of India and the number of labour employed by them, Identify which one of the following is not true?
a) Primary sector is contributing lowest to the National Income but employ second largest number of people after services ( Tertiary sector)
b) Tertiary ( Service) sector is largest contributor to the national Income and employ second largest number of labour after Primary sector.
c) Secondary sector is second largest contributor to the national Income and employ third largest number of labour.
d) Primary sector is contributing lowest to the National Income but employ largest number of labour in the country.

7. In the context of bilateral trade negotiations between India and European Union,what is the difference between European Commission and European Council?
1. European Commission represents the EU in trade negotiations whereas European Council participate in the legislation of matters pertaining to economic policies of the European Union.
2. European Commission comprises the Heads of State or government of member countries whereas the European Council comprises of the persons nominated by European Parliament
Which of the statements given above is / are correct ?
a) 1 only 
b) 2 only 
c) Both 1 and 2 only 
d) Neither 1 nor 2

8. When the Reserve Bank of India announces an increase of the Cash Reserve Ratio, what does is mean?
a) The commercial banks will have less money to lend
b) The Reserve Bank of India will have less money to lend
c) The Union Government will have less money to lend
d) The commercial banks will have more money to lend

9. Five year plans are finally approved by the 
a) President
b) Prime minister
c) National Development council
d) Planning commission

10. India’s population growth is chracterised by
a) An increase in rate of death
b) An increase in the ratio of males
c) An increase in the rate of growth
d) An increasing number of old people and infants

11. The main aim of the community development programmes is the
a) Setting up of co-operative societies
b) Setting up of cottage industries
c) Setting up of agro based industries
d) All round upliftment of the rural people

12. Land reforms provide
a) Incentives to landowners to invest in technological inputs in land
b) Encouragement to actual tillers
c) Finance for irrigation and good seeds for landholdings
d) All of the above

13. Which of the following best defines free trade?
a) Imports are discouraged
b) There are no restrictions on exports and imports
c) There are no duties levied on export
d) Imported goods are made duty free

14. States earn maximum revenue through
a) Land revenue
b) Custom duties
c) Commercial taxes
d) Excise duties on intoxicants

15. The most important competitor to the Indian jute industry is
a) China
b) Bangladesh
c) Nepal
d) Japan

16. Stratospheric ozone Depletion is usually reported maximum in
a) January
b) March
c) July
d) September

17. Which of the following is sedentary cycle?
a) Carbon cycle
b) Water cycle
c) Phosphorus cycle
d) Nitrogen cycle

18. Pyramid of energy is
a) Sometimes inverted
b) Always upright
c) Rarely upright
d) Always inverted

19. Excessive intake of …… leads to decline of intelligence quotient
a) Aluminum
b) Lead
c) Silver
d) Iron

20. When is International Biological Diversity Day celebrated ?
a) May 22
b) June 5
c) December 2
d) April 22

21. In terms of global distribution, among different taxonomic groups of plants which
is reported maximum in India.
a) Gymnosperms
b) Angiosperms
c) Fungi
d) Algae

22. Where was the conference of parties ( COP -16) on climate change held?
a) Cancun, Mexico
b) Kyoto, Japan
c) Bali, Indonesia
d) Copenhagen, Denmark

23. How may biodiversity hotspots are located in India ?
a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 6

24. The countries that agreed to a protocol to UNFCC for reducing the Green- house gases below the level of 1990 are known as ………….. parties.
a) Annex -1
b) Members of protocol
c) Kyoto nations

25. Who had coined the term hotspots in respect of biodiversity?
a) Norman Myers
b) Eugene Odum
c) Richard Lewontin
d) Raymond F. Dasmann

26. Excessive release of the pollutant carbon monoxide ( CO) into the air may produce a condition in which oxygen supply in the human body decreases. What causes this condition?
a) When inhaled into the human body, CO is converted into CO2 .
b) The inhaled CO has much higher affinity for hemoglobin as compared to oxygen
c) The inhaled CO destroys the chemical structure of hemoglobin.
d) The inhaled CO adversely affects the respiratory centre in the brain.

27. Which one of the following reflects back more sunlight as compared to other three?
a) Sand desert
b) Paddy crop land
c) Land covered with fresh snow
d) Prairie land

28. King Cobra is the only snake that makes its own nest. Why does it make its nest?
a) It is a snake eater and the nest helps attract other snakes.
b) It is a viviparous snake and needs a nest to give birth to its offspring.
c) It is an oviparous snake and lays its eggs in the nest and guards the nest until they are hatched.
d) It is a large, cold blooded animal and needs a nest to hibernate in the cold season.

29. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles produce one of the following as “exhaust” ?
a) NH3 
b) CH4 
c) H2O 
d) H2 O2

30. Which bacterial strain , developed from natural isolates by genetic manipulations,can be used for treating oil spills?
a) Agrobacterium
b) Clostridium
c) Nitrosomonas
d) Pseudomons