HPSC Question-Paper Contributed by Shreya updated on Nov 2021
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1. During which decade did the population record a negative growth rate in India
a) 1921-31
b) 1911-21
c) 1941-51
d) 1931-41

2. Which Central Government Agency is responsible for the mapping and exploration of minerals?
a) The Geological Survey of India
b) Surveyor General of India
c) National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd.
d) Indian Bureau of Mines

3. What is Gomia in Bihar famous for:
a) Coal Fields
b) Manganese Mines
c) Fertilizer Plant
d) Explosive Factory

4. SEBI is a
a) Statutory body
b) Advisory body
c) Constitutional body
d) Non-statutory body

5. Economic Planning is in :
a) Union List
b) State List
c) Concurrent List
d) Not any specific list

6. Lahiri Commission was associated with
a) Indsutrial sickness
b) Minimum support prices of agriculture products
c) Price structure of edible oils
d) Handicraft export

7. “Open Market Operation” is a part of 
a) Income Policy
b) Fiscal Policy
c) Credit Policy
d) Labour Policy

8. Which of the following is used for the measurement of distribution of income?
a) Laffer Cureve
b) Engel’s Law
c) Gini Lorenz Curve
d) Phillip Curve

9. Automatic route to FDI implies that a foreign investor bring in his capital
1. Without the approval of the FIPB
2. By informing the RBI within one month of bringing in his investments 
3. By informing both the FIPB and RBI within one month of bringing in his/her investment
4. By prior permission of the RBI

Select the correct answer from the above
a) 2 and 3
b) 2 only
c) 1 and 2
d) 2 and 3 4

10. In the context of the Indian Economy consider the following pairs:
Term Most appropriate description
1. Melt Down – Fall in Stock Prices
2. Recession – Fall in Growth Rate
3. Slow Down – Fall in GDP

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched
a) 1 only
b) 2 and 3 only
c) 1 and 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3

11. In India which of the following is regulated by the Forward Markets Comission?
a) Currency future trading
b) Commodities future trading
c) Equity futures trading
d) Both Commodities futures and financial futures trading

12. Union Government has announced New Agriculture Policy in July 28, 2000. New Agriculturre 
Policy has been described as ‘Rainbow Revolution’ which includes :
a) Green (Food Grain Production)
b) Yellow (Oil Seeds)
c) Blue (Fisheries)
d) It would cover all aspects of the farm sector

13. Sensitive sector as defined by RBI includes:
a) Capital market
b) Real Estate
c) Commodities
d) All the above

14. The RBI is the apex body of Indian Financial System, which of the following functions are performed by the RBI?
1. Monitoring money supply in the Economy
2. Issues currency other than coins and one Rupees note.
3. Functions as Bankers Bank
4. Works as banker to the Government

Select the Code:
a) 1 & 2 are correct
b) 1, 2 & 3 are correct
c) 2, 3 & 4 are correct
d) All of above are correct

15. Aam Admi Bima Yojana is an insurance scheme for rural landless household introduced by:
a) National Insurance 
b) Life Insurance Co.
c) UTI
d) ICICI Life Prudential Co.

16. In India those farmers are called ‘Marginal Farmers’ who hold land upto:
a) 1 hectare
b) 2 hectare
c) 3 hectare
d) 4 hectare

17. Which one of the following is a measurement of central tendency?
a) Median
b) Standard Deviation
c) Mean Deviation
d) Variance

18. Which one of the following is NOT a measurement of location?
a) Median
b) Mode
c) Range
d) Mean

19. Combustion of a candle is 
a) Physical change
b) Reduction reaction
c) Endothermic reaction
d) Exothermic reaction

20. Pure water is obtained from the sea water by :
a) Filteration
b) Distillation
c) Evaporation
d) All the above

21. The method that cannot be used for removing permanent hardness of water is:
a) Adding Sodium Carbonate
b) Disitillation
c) Adding caustic soda
d) Boiling

22. Heavy Water :
a) Contains more dissolved air
b) Contains more dissolved minerals
c) Contains deuterium in place of hydrogen
d) Contains organic impurities

23. “Fixation of Nitrogen” implies
a) The liquification of nitrogen
b) The conversion of atmospheric nitrogen into usefull compounds
c) The conversion of nitrogen into amines
d) The solidification of nitrogen gas into the atmosphere

24. The pH value of the solution obtained by complete neutralization of hydrochloric and sodium hydroxide solution will be :
a) Exactly 7
b) Zero
c) More than 7
d) Less than 7

25. Coloured glasses for goggles contain:
a) Ferrous oxide
b) Lanthanide oxide
c) Nickel oxide
d) Ferric oxide