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Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Recruitment Solved Paper 
1.     Jatak stories are written in ancient …… language.
(A) Sanskrit
(B) Brahmi
(C) Greek
(D) Pali
Ans : (D)

2.     Who among the following is the Head of Indian Republic ?
(A) Prime Minister
(B) President
(C) Speaker of Lok Sabha
(D) Vice-President
Ans : (B)

3.     On which of the following dates was the Indian Constitution approved by the Constituent Assembly ?
(A) November 26, 1949
(B) January 26, 1950
(C) August 15, 1947
(D) January 30, 1948
Ans : (A)

4.     Which countries take part in Commonwealth games ?
(A) All the countries of the world
(B) The countries which had been under British rule
(C) Countries of Asian-Pacific region
(D) Developing nations
Ans : (B)

5.     Vishwanathan Anand is associated with which of the following games ?
(A) Snooker
(B) Billiards
(C) Chess
(D) Ice-Hockey
Ans : (C)

6.     What is the full form of ‘http’ ? 
(A) Hypo Test Transfer Protocol 
(B) Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
(C) Hyper Test Transfer Proxy
(D) None of these 
Ans : (B)

7.     The following generates and spreads polio—
(A) Parasite
(B) Bacteria
(C) Virus
(D) Protozoa
Ans : (C)

8.     Naphthoquinone is the chemical name of which of the following ?
(A) Vitamin A
(B) Vitamin C
(C) Vitamin K
(D) Vitamin D
Ans : (C)

9.     Who is honoured as the best Member of Parliament of 2009 ?
(A) Hema Malini
(B) Jaipal Reddy
(C) M. M. Joshi
(D) Manmohan Singh
Ans : (C)

10.     According to some archaeologists, the structure of Lothal indicates to be which of the following ?
(A) Fort
(B) Dockyard
(C) Public building
(D) Great tank
Ans : (B)

11.     Consultants of liquefied petroleum gas are—
(A) Butane and Propane
(B) Ethane and Hexane
(C) Ethane and Nonane
(D) Butane and Nonane
Ans : (A)

12.     What is the name of the hobby of collecting postal stamps ?
(A) Philanthrophy
(B) Numismatics
(C) Philately
(D) Philology
Ans : (C)

13.     Symbolic sign of rupees is the combination of Roman and …… scripts. 
(A) Devnagari
(B) Tamil
(C) Telugu
(D) Gurumukhi
Ans : (A)

14.     Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, 2009 ?
(A) Barack Obama
(B) Bil Clinton
(C) Mekhyl Gorbachev
(D) Nicolus Sarkozy
Ans : (A)

15.     ‘Rajtarangini’ is considered as an authentic book on history of India. The author of this book was—
(A) Banbhatta
(B) Ravikirti
(C) Pushpadanta
(D) Kalhan
Ans : (D)

16.     Twitter, facebook and orkut are the examples of …… websites.
(A) E-mail
(B) Social networking
(C) Search engine
(D) Internet telephony
Ans : (B)

17.     H1N1 virus causes which of the following diseases ?
(A) Swine flue
(B) Chikungunia
(C) Dengue
(D) Avian flue
Ans : (A)

18.     Biological pigment, that gives colour to human skin, is called—
(A) Protein
(B) Melanin
(C) Vitamin
(D) Toxin
Ans : (B)

19.     Which of the following dances belongs originally to Kerala ?
(A) Odissi
(B) Kathak
(C) Kuchipudi 
(D) Kathkali
Ans : (D)

20.     Nathu-La is located in Himalayas. What does ‘La’ mean ?
(A) Glacier
(B) Pass
(C) Hillock
(D) Crevasse
Ans : (B)

21.     My school is situated in east side of my home. My father’s office is located in south-west side of my school. There is a park in south side of my school. My house is located in which side
of the park ?
(A) East
(B) North-west
(C) South-east
(D) South
Ans : (B)

22.     Which of the following is an odd one ?
(A) Calf
(B) Colt
(C) Cat
(D) Puppy
Ans : (C)

23.     Father’s age is five times to that of the son. After 20 years, the father is of 40 years. Then what would be the age of the son ?
(A) 20
(B) 22
(C) 21
(D) 24
Ans : (D)

24.     An examine had to score 40% to pass in question paper-I, but he scored only 40 marks and failed by 20 marks. What had been the maximum marks for question paper-I ?
(A) 100
(B) 200
(C) 150
(D) 180
Ans : (C)

25.     Six times of an unknown number is 13 less than 55. That unknown number would be—
(A) 10
(B) 7
(C) 11 
(D) 5
Ans : (B)

26.     A shopkeeper of sports goods bought 2000 hockey sticks. The cost price of each stick is Rs. 350. 10% of the sticks were faulty and not worth-selling. To gain 8% profit, at what price should, each of the rest sticks, be sold ?
(A) 360
(B) 400
(C) 420
(D) 450
Ans : (C)

27.     Population of a colony of ants is increasing by 20% per day. If the population on Monday was 3000, on which day of that week the population would be 5184 ?
(A) Wednesday
(B) Tuesday
(C) Thursday
(D) Friday
Ans : (C)

28.     Three racers, Ajay, Bharat and Charan, took part in a race, Ajay completed his race, 20 metres ahead of Bharat and 34 metres ahead of Charan, while Bharat completed his race 21 metres ahead of Charan. While running, no racer could change his speed. What was the distance of race ?
(A) 40 metre
(B) 50 metre
(C) 60 metre
(D) 70 metre
Ans : (C)

29.     20 persons assemble 8 machines in a day. How many persons will be required to assemble 12 machines in a day ?
(A) 40
(B) 20
(C) 30
(D) 42
Ans : (C)

30.     Length and circumference o f a football ground are 120 metres and 400 metres, respectively.What will be its area ?
(A) 6500 sq metre
(B) 9600 sq metre
(C) 6800 sq metre
(D) 4800 sq metre
Ans : (B)

31.     At the close of a night feast, all the 8 participants shook hands with each other. How many times did the shake hand took place ?
(A) 8
(B) 16
(C) 28
(D) 64
Ans : (C)

32.     Out of given options, choose the correct one—
Ans : (C)

33.     Fill up the blank—
8, 40, 20, 100, 50, ……, 125
(A) 225
(B) 250
(C) 200
(D) 150
Ans : (B)

34.     If the digits of the number 86435192 are written in ascending order, what would be the difference between the second digit from right and fourth digit from left of the new number ?
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 4
(D) 3
Ans : (C)

35.     Out of these four numbers, three have similar characteristic and fall under a group. Choose this fourth odd number which is not a member of this group—
(A) 145
(B) 325
(C) 257
(D) 399
Ans : (D)

36.     In a code language SECTOR is written as CESROT. How will OPPOSITION be written in the same code language ?
Ans : (A)

37.     If it was Friday on June 30, 1989, what was the day on September 17, 1993 ?
(A) Wednesday
(B) Thursday
(C) Friday
(D) Saturday
Ans : (B)

38.     Complete the series—
18, 27, 6, 9, 2, 3, ?
(A) 1
(B) 2/3
(C) 1/3
(D) 1/2
Ans : (B)

39.     A train of 350 metres long is running at a speed of 32 km/hr. A man from the opposite direction is coming at a speed of 3 km/hr. How long will the train take to cross this man ?
(A) 28 sec
(B) 24 sec
(C) 36 sec
(D) 32 sec
Ans : (C)

40.     0•45 / 0•005 + 0•2 ??50 = ?
(A) 10
(B) 90
(C) 100
(D) 90•1
Ans : (C)

41.     “A speech delivered without any previous preparation” can be expressed in one word only out of the following—
(A) Extempore
(B) Maiden
(C) Spinster
(D) Empiric
Ans : (A)

42.     The garden is very dry today. Fetch me a …… of water.
(A) pale
(B) pail
(C) pile
(D) pill
Ans : (B) 

43.     Please, may I have……oranges ?
(A) a few
(B) some
(C) little
(D) less
Ans : (B)

44.     Delhi is …… than Nagpur.
(A) more bigger
(B) so bigger
(C) very bigger
(D) much bigger
Ans : (D)

45.     Use proper conjunction in the sentence given below—“Give me……poverty……riches.”
(A) is/was
(B) nor/neither
(C) neither/nor
(D) here/there
Ans : (C)

46.     We need to……our appointment.
(A) reconnect
(B) reschedule
(C) reorganize
(D) regret
Ans : (B)

47.     SCEPTICAL is exactly opposite to—
(A) Convinced
(B) Doubtful
(C) Questioning
(D) Cynic
Ans : (A)

48.     Choose the wrongly spelt word—
(A) Relevent
(B) Poignant
(C) Prevalent
(D) Malignant
Ans : (A)

49.     A person who hates the institution of marriage—
(A) Misologist 
(B) Misogamist
(C) Misogynist
(D) Philogynist
Ans : (C)

50.     We have been friends for ages. I …… her since we were children.
(A) am knowing
(B) are known
(C) have known
(D) is known
Ans : (C) 

1.     Who made the first balloon that could fly in the air -Jacques

2.     Who invented the first bicycle-Baron Daris in 1816 

3.     Who discovered the metals sodium and potassium-Sir Humphry Davy 

4.     Who invented the compound microscope-Hans and Zacharias Janssen of Netherlands 

5.     Who discovered the laws of gravitation -Sir Issac Newton 

6.     Who compiled the first logarithmic table-John Napier in 1614 

7.     Which Danish physicist and chemist founded electromagnetism in 1820 and was also the first isolate aluminum-Hans Christian Oersted 

8.     Which planet was discovered by Sir Willam Herschel in 1781-Uranus 

9.     Name the gas discovered in air by Rayleigh and Ramsay -Argon 

10.     Who first made the incandescent lamp-Thomas Alva Edision 

11.     Who discovered Bahama , Cuba and west indies-Christopher Columbus 

12.     Who first isolated sodium-Sir Humpy Davy 

13.     Which mountain range did Henry stanely discover-The Mountains of the Moon 

14.     Who invented the jet engine-Frank whittle 

15.     Name inventor of the snooker -Naveil Bowles Chamberlain

16.     Who first isolated the metallic element radium-Pierre and marie curie 

17.     Who invented the gasoline driven internal combustion engine -Gottlieb Daimler

18.     Who discovered hydrogen gas-Henry Cavendish 

19.     Who made the first Electric motor -Michael Faraday

20.     Who developed the first printing press in 1439-John Guttenbergh 

21.     What system of writing was invented by Sir Issac Pitman -Phonographic Shorthand 

22.     Who invented paper in China-Tsai Sun 

23.     Who is credited with being the inventor of the computer-Charles Babbage 

24.     Who first discovered how to measure density-Archimedes 

25. Who invented the electric battery-Albert Einstein 

26.     Who invented motion picture projector-Thomas Alva Edision 

27     Who discovered that water was produced by burning hydrogen-Henry Cavendish 

28     Who invented television-John Baird 

29     Who invented diesel engine-Rudolf Diesel 

30     Who invented the battery-Alessandro Volta 

31     Who invented military tank-Ernest Swinton of Britian in 1916 

32     Who invented X-ray tube-Withelem Rontgen 

33     Who invented the magic cube-Erno Rubic 

34     Who propounded the Theory of Relativity -Albert Einstein 

35     Who invented the first simple calculating machine-Blaise Pascal 

36     Who invented shorthand-Sir Issac pitman 

37     Who invented the safety -razor-King C Gillette 

38     Who discovered the solar system-Copernicus 

39     Who built the first submarine and when-David Bushnell in 1776 

40     Who invented the lightning conductor -Benjamin Franklin

prepared by S Jayhachandran, System Administrator , Mavelikara Postal Division 

1.     Which state Police in India utilised the ‘Pigeon Post Service’?
Ans. Orissa State Police

2.     When was the first commemorative stamp issued in India ?
Ans. In 1931 (to mark the inauguration of New Delhi)

3.     The Cricketer from Australian Test Cricket team belongs to Australian Postal Service ?
Ans. Brad Hogg

4.     The first Non Royal to appear on U.K. postage stamp?
Ans. William Shakespeare (1964)

5.     In which language the first Megdoot Post card issued?
Ans. Tamil 

6.     First Postal stamp in the World?
Ans. Penny Black 

7.     When, the Indian Postal Stamp was cancelled at Mount Everest?
Ans. 1996 May 10 (by ITBP. Indo-Tibet Border Police)

8.     Which is India’s first General Post Office?
Ans. Calcutta GPO (in 1774)

9.     Which country issued the first self adhesive Postage stamp?
Ans. Sierra Leone (1964)

10.     The first country issued new year greeting cards through Postal service?
Ans. China 

11.     When was the first Postal Stamp issued ?
Ans. 1840 May 6th 

12.     The first Indian Personality who was depicted in foreign stamps?
Ans. Mahatma Gandhi 

13. Which picture was depicted in First world stamp?
Ans. Queen Victoria’s Head

14. The busiest Post office in India?
Ans. Mumbai GPO

15. First Indian Postage stamp?
Ans. Scinde Dawk 

16. No. of post offices having ‘Pictorial Cancellation facility’ in Kerala?
Ans. 23

17. India’s third scented postal stamp?
Ans. Jasmine (Rs. 15) 

18. What is water mark ?
Ans. A design / mark on paper given at the time of production.

19. The first post card issued in Cochin state?
Ans. 1898 at the time of Raja Rama Varma I

20. Which country issued the first commemorative stamp in the world?
Ans. Romania

21. Date of formation of Kerala Postal Circle?
Ans. 1961 July 1

22. Highest Denomination of Indian Commemorative stamp ever since issued?
1) Mother Theresa , Rs. 45/-
2) Acropora Formosa , Rs. 45/-

23. First burnt-wood smelt postage stamp issued by:
Ans. Brazil (1999) in connection with hazardous effect of forest fire.

24. Where was the first Gandhi stamp printed ?
Ans. Switzerland 

25. No. of world countries now in UPU (Universal Postal Union)?
Ans. 192

26. First coffee scented stamp issued by:
Ans. Brazil 

27. First personality in whose name the first Commemorative stamp was issued while he was
alive ?
Ans. Dr. Rajendra Prasad 

28. The only country in the world where home delivery and redirection of postal articles exists:
Ans. India 

29. When India Post celebrated its 150th year of existence?
Ans. 2004-2005

30. When was the first Children’s day stamp issued:
Ans. 1957 Nov. 14 (Three stamps)

31. Who cancelled the Indian Postal Stamp in space suite?
Ans. Rakesh Sharma 

32. Name of the Indian Post Office at Dakshin Gangotri (Antartica)
Ans. Maitri BO 

33. Which stamp is called ‘Mourning stamp of India’?
Ans. Stamp of Mahatma Gandhi issued on 15.8.1948