Indian Army Previous Question Paper
Indian Army Territorial Army Officers Question Paper
Section - 1
Part I (Essay)
Q1. Write an essay in about 300 words in any one of the topics mentioned below? (Marks 20)
a) Background and events leading to uprising in Arab world with reference to Libya, Syria and Egypt. Highlight the role played by UN, NATO post Feb 2011.
b) The salient features of Food Security Bill 2011. Your view on the need and implementation of the bill. How will it address the problem of poverty and starvation?
c) Events causing the Current Economic Downturn in India. Suggest remedial measures to overcome it.
Part II English Comprehension
Q2. In the following items each passage consists of six sentences. The first sentence (S1) and the final sentence (S6) are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labeled P, Q, R and S. You are required to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences.
S1. When the Romans invaded Britain about 2000 years ago, their calendar was calculated on the phases of the moon.
S6. The astronomers name was Sosigenes and his calendar had a year of 365 days.
P. This calendar had gradually become so out of line with the seasons that it was two or three months behind.
Q. The Emperor Julius Caesar was determined to correct it.
R. Caesar had been to Egypt and seen the advantages of a calendar which used only the Sun.
S. So he sought help from a Greek astronomer who live in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.
Which one of the following is the correct sequence?
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Q.3 Books are, by far, the most lasting product of human effort. Temples crumble into ruins, pictures and statues decay, but books survive. Time does not destroy the great thoughts which are as fresh today as when they first passed through their authors minds ages ago. The only effect of time has been to throw out of currency the bad products for nothing in literature can survive long but what is really good and of lasting value. Books introduce us into the best society; they bring us into the presence of the greatest mind that have ever lived, we hear what they said and did; we see them as if they were really alive, we sympathize with them, enjoy with them and grieve with them. (marks 06)
(a) According to the passage books live forever because:-
i. They have productive value.
ii. Time does not destroy great thoughts.
iii. They are in printed form
iv. They have the power to influence people.
(b) According to the passage, temple, pictures and statues belong to the same category because:-
i. All of them are beautiful.
ii. All of them are substantial.
iii. All of them are likely to decay.
iv. All of them are fashioned by men.
(c) Lasting Value in the passage means:-
i. Something which has survived the passage of time.
ii. Something which has been lost with the passage of the time.
iii. Something which has relevance for the present.
iv. Something which has relevance for the past.
Q4. India has ............01................. the ideology of democratic socialism. Importance is .................02............ to equality and liberty both. Fundamental rights are given to citizens. They are..03......by constitutional provisions. The rights are not.........04....... In order to ................05................. larger interest of the society, rights are limited. It is necessary for ............06................. the principle of equality. Efforts are made to ......07....................... the stander of common man through five year plans and ................08............of the directive principals as state policy. India..........09... ...for
mixed economy. Some of the productions are nationalized whereas some are left to private enterprises. (marks 10)
1) a) Provided b) absorbed c) obtained d) involved e) cherished
2) a) attached b) pronounced c) allotted d) connected e) advocated
3) a) abide b) subscribed c) safeguarded d) confined e) advocated
4) a) accumulative b) unlimited c) obligatory d) provocative e) derogatory
5) a) allow b) project c) imbibe d) protect e) develop
6) a) controlling b) moulding c) executing d) teaching e) narrating
7) a) improve b) evolve c) develop d) increase e) augment
8) a) abundance b) assurance c) proliferation d) admission e) implementation
9) a) hopes b) stands c) represents d) craves e) prays
Section 2 - General Awareness
Q1. Which one of the following is not a mammal?
Q2. Which one of the following types of forest covers the maximum area in India?
a) Tropical rain forest
b) Tropical moist deciduous forest
c) Tropical dry deciduous forest
d) Tropical dry evergreen forest
Q3. Beri - Beri caused due to lack of which one of the following types of nutrients?
Q4. Which one of the following is not a disease caused by virus?
a) Bird flu
Q5. Which one of the following is the principal structural element of a living cell?
Q6. The Rowlett Act was passed to
a) bring about agrarian reforms
b) curtail the nationalist and revolutionary activities
c) have a favorable balance of trade
d) Put world war II criminals on trail
Q7. The Government of India Act, 1935 was based on
a) The principal of federation and parliamentary system
b) The principal of secession of the British Indian provinces.
c) Acceptance of independence of India
d) Acceptances of the idea of a constituent assemble to draft a constitution.
Q8. Which one of the following was the official Language of Gupta period?
Q9. Where did Buddha attain parinirvana (died)?
a) Bodh Gaya
Q10. Who among the following first used the word Swarajya?
a) Raja Rammohan Roy
b) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
c) Mahatma Gandhi
d) Swami Vivekananda
Q11. Between whom was the battle of Khanwa (1527) fought?
a) Ibrahim Lodi and Rana Sanga
b) Babur and Rana Sanga
c) Humayun and Sher Khan
d) Humayun and Nusrat Shah.
Q12. Which one of the following movements started from Dandi?
a) Swadeshi Movement
b) Non-coopration Movement
c) Civil disobedience Movement
d) Quit India Movement
Q13. The time difference between the two cities, city A (30 N 60 E) and city B (30 N 80 E) would be
a) 80 min
b) 0 min
c) 20 min
d) 34 min
Q14. Which one of the following gases, present in the air near the surface of the Earth, has maximum concentrations?
Q15. Chambal river is a part of
a) Sabarmati basin
b) Ganga basin
Q16. The Tropic of Cancer does not pass through
Q17. Which one of the following is the highest mountain peak in India?
a) Nanga Parbat
b) Nanda Devi
Q18. Which one of the following soil is most suitable for cotton cultivation?
a) Red Soil
b) Black Soil
c) Loamy Soil
d) Late rite Soil
Q19. E1 Nino current appears along the coast of which one of the following?
d) Western Australia
Q20. Injurious ultraviolet radiations are mostly prevented from reaching the land surface as these are absorbed mostly by which one of the following?
Q21. Which one of the following cities is located on the bank of the Irrawaddy river?
Q22. Right to information in India is a
b) Legal right
c) Both fundamental and legal right
d) Neither fundamental nor legal right
Q23. Who can initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of India?
a) Only Lok Sabha
b) Only Rajya sabha
c) Either House of the Parliament
d) Any Legislative Assembly
Q24. Who is the ex-officio chairman of the Planning Commission of India?
a) Vice President of India
b) The Prime Minister of India
c) The finance Minister of India
d) The Law Minister of India
Q25. What is the number of the permanent members of the UN Security Council?
Q26. Which one among the following led to Greece economic crisis 2010?
a) Excessive borrowing from IMF
b) Sudden depreciation of Euro
c) Unrestricted spending and cheap loans
d) Outflow of foreign capital due to political unrest
Q27. Who among the following sports personalities is known as the Payyoli Express?
a) Shiny Abraham
b) P T Usha
c) Jyotirmoyee Sikdar
d) M K Beenabol
Q28. How is Ban-ki-Moon knows as?
a) President of South Korea
b) Head of World bank
c) A famous scientist of Genetic Engineering
d) Secretary General of UN
Q29. With which one of the following games is the Hopman Cup associated?
b) Lawn Tennis
Q30. Which one of the following statements is true about following Indian sports persons:-
a) Sunil Chetri is a footballer and Bharat Chetri is a Hockey player
b) Bharat Chetri is a football player and Sunil Chetri plays hockey
c) Both play Hockey
d) Both play football