HPSC Placement Paper Contributed by Shah updated on Nov 2021
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1. Barents Sea in the Arctic Ocean has been controversial over the maritime boundary for 40 years between which of the following two countries? The issue was resolved recently.
a) Russia and Norway
b) Norway and Finland
c) Finland and Russia
d) Russia and Denmark

2. Navanentham Pillay, a South African national of India origin was the first non-white women of the High Court of South Africa. What is her current profession?
a) Judge of the International Criminal Court
b) International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
c) United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights
d) United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees

3. Consider the following statement:
1. India and Japan agreed to a ‘sweeping’ liberalization of their bilateral tax regime during PM Manmohan Singh visit to Tokyo on 27th October 2010
2. This is the first in releasing the Indo-Japanese comprehensive Economic partnership Agreement

Which of the above statement are true?
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Both 1 and 2
d) None of the above

4. Consider the following statements about the Ayodhya verdict:
1. 60 years the matter first went in to Litigation Luknow Bench of the High Court of Allahabad ruled in majority judgement on 30th September 2010
2. Disputed sites to be divided into three equal parts: one part goes to Suni Wakf Board, one to Nirmohi in Akhara and one part representing ‘Ramlalla Virajman’
3. Status quo to be maintained at disputed sites for three month
4. The bench which deleivered the much awaited verdict consisted of Justice Dharam Vir Sharma, Justice S U Khan and Justice Sudhir Agarwal

Which of the above statement are true?
a) Only 1
b) Only 2
c) Only 3
d) All the above

5. Parliament has passed SBI (Amendment) Bill 2010 which changes the minimum level of share of the government in SBI’s equity
a) from 51% to 55%
b) from 55% to 51%
c) from 74% to 51%
d) from 55% to 49%

6. The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi have launched the Adhar Project under Unique Identification Authority of India at tembli in Nandurbar District. Nandurbar is in which of the following states? 
a) Gujarat
b) Maharashtra
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Tamilnadu

7. Recently UNO celebrated its 65th Anniversary on date:
a) 20th Oct 2010
b) 24th Oct 2010 
c) 29th Oct 2010
d) 27th Oct 2010

8. The governement has recently announced a Rs.1052 crore incentive package for critical export sectors including
1. Textile
2. Handicraft
3. Leather

Choose the correct answer from the below:
a) 1 and 2 
b) 2 and 3 
c) 1 and 3 
d) 1, 2 and 3

9. Who will be heading the National Inovation Council which will give shape to the government’s decision to observe the current decades ( 2000 – 2020 ) as the decade of the innovation?
a) M S Swaminathan
b) C Rangarajan
c) Narayanamurthy
d) Sam Pitroda

10. Who among the following has been honoured the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals Award for 2010 for their work in using innovative approaches for poverty and hunger alleviation?
b) WHO
d) G-20

11. Harappan people had a common burial system which is proved by:
a) The earth burial head of the dead normally laid towards the north
b) The burial of commonly used items with the dead
c) Both (a) and (b)
d) The burial of the dead body in the sitting posture

12. In Vedic Period, the people called panis, were:
a) Those who controlled trade
b) Cattle-breeders
c) Cowherds
d) Ploughmen

13. In the Vedic Age:
a) Polygamy was unknown
b) Child marriage became prominent
c) Widow could remarry
d) Hypergamy was allowed

14. Bring the correct statement regarding the first Buddhist Council:
1. Ananda and Upali laid down the Sutta Pataka and Vinaya Pitaka respectively
2. Its proceedings were conducted in Sanskrit
3. It was held during the life time of Buddha
4. Its main purpose was to maintain the purity of Buddha’s teachings

a) 1 and 4 
b) All of them 
c) 1 and 2
d) 2, 3 and 4

15. The sacred books of Jains are called:
a) Agama Sidhanta
b) Angas
c) Parvas
d) Upangas

16. Who founded the Lingayat Movement?
a) Basava
b) Ramanuja
c) Shankracharya
d) Kamban

17. What was Abwab?
a) Toll tax
b) religion tax such as Zakat
c) Tax on merchandise and custom duties
d) Miscellaneous kinds of taxes like the house tax, grazing tax, irrigation tax etc.

18. The term used for measurement of land in the Delgi Sutanate Period was:
a) Kismat-i-ghalla
b) Ghalla-bakshi
c) Masahat
d) Ghazi

19. The earlier Vaishnava Bhakti saints from the South were:
a) Alvars
b) Nayanars
c) Bhagavats
d) Virshaivites

20. Identify the Vijayanagar coin which were in the circulation and were the most widely recognized currency all over: 
a) Dinnar
b) Huna
c) Panam
d) Pagoda

21. Akbar did not construct:
a) Purana Quila
b) Agra Fort
c) Allahabad Fort
d) Lahore Fort

22. The main programme of the Red Sirts (Khudai Khidmatgars of Servants of God) organized by Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan in support of the Civil Disobedience Movement was
a) To proceed on the lines of terrorist and revolutionary activities
b) To propagate the Congress programme
c) To resist the military operations of the government in the north-western frontier portion
d) To setup an para-military organization

23. The result of the Poona Pact was that the number of the seats reserved for the depressed  classes out of general electorate seats were:
a) Abolished 
b) Increased
c) Retained in the same level
d) Decreased

24. Cripps proposal were rejected because:
a) It refused to release all the arrested national leaders 
b) of the intention to partition India
c) It suggested the formation of an interim government
d) it refused to hand over effective power to the Indians

25. Who presided over the Cabinet Mission?
a) Clement Attlee
b) Sir P Lawrence
c) Strafford Cripps
d) A V Alexander