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kerala psc secretariat examination paper



1. Name the Malayalee political leader whose state is installed in Indian Parliament

A. K. Kelappan

B. V.K. Krishna Menon

C. A.K. Gopalan     (Ans)

D. E.M.S


2. The vedic deity Indra was the god of :

A. Wind

B. Eternity

C. Rain and Thunder   (Ans)

D. Fire


3. Which of the following Indian Bank is not a nationalized bank? 

A. Corporation Bank

B. Dena Bank

C. Federal Bank   (Ans)

D. Vijaya Bank


4. A net work of networks  is simply called

A. Extranet

B. Intranet

C. Webnet

D. Internet  (Ans)


5. The police system was introduced by :

A. Lord Macaulay

B. Lord Cornwallis   (Ans)

C. Lord Dalhousie

D. Lord Wellesley


6. The core of Asoka's Dharma was

A. Loyalty to the Kings

B. Peace and no-violence

C. Respect to elders

D. Religious toleration   (Ans)


7. Which area of Madhya Pradesh is known for white tigers?

A. Chambal

B. Baghelkhand   (Ans)

C. Malwa

D. None of these


8. Which of the following is not a Statutory Commission?

A. Election Commission

B. Finance Commission

C. Planning Commission   (Ans)

D. Union Public Service Commission


9. The headquarters of plantation corporation is situated at:

A. Kottayam   (Ans)

B. Kollam

C. Kasargod

D. Ernakulam


10. The leading producer of Saffron in India

A. Madhya Pradesh

B. Kashmir   (Ans)

C. Uttar pradesh

D. Bihar


11. Indigenously developed pilot less targetted aircraft is named as:

A. Nishant

B. Eklavya

C. Trishul

D. Lakshya   (Ans)


12. In India the public sector is most dominant in :

A. Transport

B. Steel production

C. Commercial Banking   (Ans)

D. Organized term lending financial institutions


13. The sky is blue in colour due to

A. Refraction 

B. Scattering  (Ans)

C. Diffraction

D. Dispersion


14. The tail of a comet always points

A. away from the sun  (Ans)

B. towards the sun

C. towards North-East

D. Towards South East


15. The first woman Ambassador of India

A. Vijaya Lekshmi Pandit   (Ans)

B. Chokila Aiyyer

C. Sarojini Naidu

D. Amrita Pretam


16. The first woman Supreme Court Judghe in India

A. Omanakunjamma

B. Fathima Beevi   (Ans)

C. Anna Chandi

D. Leila Seth


17. The first five year plan was submitted to parlliament in the year

A. 1949

B. 1950

C. 1951  (Ans)

D. 1952


18. Insurance business in India is regulated by which of the following authorities?


B. IRDA   (Ans)




19. Pazhassi tomb is situated in:

A. Kannur

B. Kozhikode

C. Wayanad  (Ans)

D. None of these


20. Panchayati Raj is organised at the

A. Village level

B. Village & Block Level

C. Village, Block and district level   (Ans)

D. Village, block, district and state levels


21. All of the following places have ship building yards, except,

A. Kochi

B. Calcutta

C. Chennai   (Ans)

D. Mumbai


22.  Guru Jai Shankara Menon is associated with

A. Bharathanatyam   (Ans)

B. Odissi

C. Kathak

D. Manipuri


23. Which one of the following ports was developed first after independence?

A. Paradeep

B. Tuticorin

C. Marmugoae

D. Kandla   (Ans)


24. Ever green type forests are found in

A. Equatorial regions   (Ans)

B. Monsoon climate areas

C. Desert region

D. Mediterranean


25. The first Indian woman who crowned Miss. World :

A. Aishwarya Rai

B. Poonam Gupta

C. Reita Faria   (Ans)

D. Susmita Zen


26. In Vijaya Nagara Empire :

A. Sea trade was ignored

B. sea trade was discouraged

C. Sea trade was given royal encouragement   (Ans)

D. Sea trade was left to the care of few selected traders


27. The first woman to get Gyanpeeth?

A. Amritha Pritam 

B. Mahadevi Varma

C. Ashapurnna Devi  (Ans)

D. Indira Goswam


28. The residuary powers mean the

A. Powers shared between the Union and State Government

B. Powers related to country's internal affairs

C. Powers related to country's external affairs

D. Powers not included in any of the 3  lists  (Ans)


29. Which country has launched electronic chip in passports :

A. America

B. China   (Ans)

C. Japan

D. Russia


30. The first centralized lockup of Kerala Police will be implemented on an experimental basis in :

A. Kasaragod

B. Kollam

C. Kottayam   (Ans)

D. Kozhikodu


31. The State Assembly which recently passed resolution to set up legislative council is

A. Maharashtra

B. Uttarkhand

C. Rajasthan  (Ans)

D. Andhrapradesh


32. International widow's day

A. June 20

B. June 21

C. June 23  (Ans)

D. June 24


33. Which type of waves are used in a night vision apparatus?

A. Ultraviolet

B. Infrared   (Ans)

C. X ray

D. None of these


34. Name the Nobel peace prize winner who was named the winner of one of the world's leading religion prize 'Templeton prize' for 2012

A. Dalai Lama   (Ans)

B. Shiva Thapa

C. Aung San Suu Kyi

D. None of these


35. The viceroy who under took the restoration of the Taj Mahal

A. Linlithgo

B. Irwin

C. Curzon   (Ans)

D. Wavell


36.  Which NH connects Chennai and Visakhapatanam?

A. NH 17

B. NH 7

C. NH 212

D. NH 5  (Ans)


37.  The person who was the 11th champion of World Chess Championship :

A. Bobby fischer   (Ans)

B. Konaru humphy

C. Viswanathan Anand

D. None of these


38. "Sare Jaham Se Achcha" was originally composed in:

A. Sanskrit

B. Hind

C. Urdu   (Ans)

D. None of these


39. The first actress to get Padma Shree Award :

A. Devika Rani

B. Hemamalini

C. Nargis Dutt   (Ans)

D. Izabella


40. Indian  State?

A. Kiran Bedi

B. Kanchan Bhattacharya   (Ans)

C. J. Lalita Bhanu

D. None of these


41. India's first Heavy water plant was setup in 1962 at

A. Goa

B. Baroda

C. Indore

D. Nangal  (Ans)


42. Who wrote 'A passage to India'?

A. E. M. Forster  (Ans)

B. N. C. Chaudhari

C. Galbrith

D. Ruthiyard Kipling


43. Which county leads the world in wool production?

A. Australia  (Ans)

B. America

C. Japan

D. China


44. The strait connecting the Bay of Bengal and Gulf of mannar

A. Mannar Strait

B. Bering strait

C. Palk strait   (Ans)

D. Magellan strait


45. The founder of the second Chera Empire was :

A. Rajasekhara Varman

B. Cheran Chenkuttuvan

C. Sthanu Ravi

D. Kulasekhara Alwar   (Ans)


46. The capital of the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjith Singh was -

A. Kabul

B. Karachi

C. Lahore  (Ans)

D. None of these


47. The first computer Game is :


B. Space war  (Ans)




48. The 'Communist Manifesto'  was first published in ______ language

A. German   (Ans)

B. French

C. Japanese

D. English


49. Whcih is the Kerala's only Export Processing Zone (EPZ)?

A. Vizhinjam

B. Kozhikode

C. Ponnani

D. Kochi   (Ans)


50. With which game is the Aghakhan cup associated?

A. Tennis

B. Cricket

C. Football

D. Hockey  (Ans)


51. _________ met more than ten years ago at a mutual friend's birthday party.

A. Her and I

B. Her and me

C. She and me

D. She and I (Ans)


Find the sentence that has a mistake in grammar or usage. If there are no mistakes, select choice D.


52. A. Have you ever read the book called The Firm?

B. She urged me not to go.

C.  Stop, look, and listen

D. no mistakes   (Ans)


53.  A. There is a crowd.

B. If you're no sure, look in the dictionary.

C. They  weren't the only ones that didn't like the movie.  (Ans)

D. no mistakes


54.  A. Anne will leave first and Nick will follow her.   (Ans)

B. Maya Angelou, a famous poet, recently spoke at our school.

C. The clerk asked for my address and phone number.

D. no mistakes.


55.  A. That parrot doesn't talk.  (Ans)

B. Don't spend too much money.

C. We waited until he stopped to make a phone call.

D. no mistakes.


56.  A. Alberto laughed loudly when he saw us.

B. They're looking for another apartment.

C. The first house on the street is there's.  (Ans)

D. no mistakes.


57.  A. I love the fireworks on the Fouth of July.

B. The dog's barking woke us from a sound sleep.

C. My grandparents live in Dallas, Texas.

D. no mistakes.   (Ans)


58.  A. Uma has broke one of your plates.   (Ans)

B. The sun rose from behind the mountains.

C. Don't spend too much time on that project.

D. no mistakes.


59.  A. She believed in keeping a positive attitude.

B. After we sat down to eat dinner, the phone rung.   (Ans)

C. She missed the bus and arrives late.

D. no mistakes.


60.  A. The Himalayas are in Nepal

B. President Carter returned control of the Panama Canal to Panama.

C. She missed the bus and arrives late.   (Ans)

D. no mistakes.


61.  A. The childrens books are over there

B. There is not enough paper in the printer for the entire document.

C. What's the weather forecast for today?

D. no mistakes.


62.  A. My favorite season is Spring.   (Ans)

B. Last Monday, Aunt Rani took me shoping.

C. We elected Ben as treasurer of the freshman class.

D. no mistakes.


63.  A. He shouted from the window, but we couldn't hear him   (Ans)

B. NASA was launching its first space shuttle of the year.

C. The boy's wore identical sweaters.   (Ans)

D. no mistakes.


64.  A. Occasionally someone will stop and ask for directions.   (Ans)

B. When you come to the end of Newton Road, turn left onto Wilson Street.

C. Lauren's  father is an auto mechanic

D. no mistakes.


65.  A. That book must be yours.

B. This is someone elses coat.  (Ans)

C. Don was one of the founders of the community.

D. no mistakes.


66.  A. The Indian flag should be flown proudly.   (Ans)

B. She served eggs, toast, and orange juice for breakfast.

C. He wanted turkey, lettuce, and mayonnaise on his sandwich.

D. no mistakes.


67. This is the _______ for the proposed building.

A. cite

B. site   (Ans)

C. sight

D. sait


68. China is a _______ country.

A. popular

B. populous   (Ans)

C. peoples

D. population


Replace the words in italics in the following sentences with right phrases:

69. The director knows very well how to start his film.

A. set out

B. set about   (Ans)

C. set up

D. set


70. India play against Pakistan in the final of World Cup Cricket matches on Sunday.

A. take on  (Ans)

B. take up

C. take with

D. take out


71. Manish ranked 16th from the top and 29th from the bottom among those who passed an examination. Six boys did not participate in the competition and five failed in it. How many boys were there in the class?

A. 40

B. 44

C. 50

D. 55  (Ans)


72. A monkey climbs 30 feet at the beginning of each hour and rests for a while when he slips back 20 feet before he again starts climbing in the beginning of the next hour. If he begins his ascent at 8.00 am, at what time will be first touch a flag at 120 feet from the ground?

A. 4 pm

B. 5 pm

C. 6 pm  (Ans)

D. None of these


73. Which two months in a year has the same calendar?

A. April - July  (Ans)

B. April - November

C. June - October

D. October - December 


74. I am facing east. I turn 1000 in the clock wise direction, and then 1450 in the anticlock wise direction. Which direction am I facing now?

A. East

B. North - east   (Ans)

C. North

D. South - west


75. If Z = 52 and ACT = 48 then BAT will be equal to

A. 39

B. 41

C. 44

D. 46  (Ans)


Find out the missing term

76.  U, O, I, __ , A

A. E      (Ans)

B. C

C. S

D. G


77. If A's height is 40% less than that of B, how much percent B's height is more than that of A?

A. 3 1/3 %

B. 40%

C. 60%

D. 66 2/3%  (Ans)


78. If 3x - 3x-1 = 18 then the value of xx is

A. 3

B. 8

C. 27  (Ans)

D. 216


79. If 1 is added to the denominator of a fraction, the fraction becomes 1/2. If 1 is added to the numerator of a fraction, the fraction becomes 1. The fraction is

A. 1/3

B. 2/3  (Ans)

C. 3/4

D. 3/2


80. The difference between two positive integers is 3.  If the sum of their squares is 369, then the sum of the numbers

A. 27  (Ans)

B. 29

C. 33

D. 81


Choose the correct alternative :

81.  6 : 18 : : 4 ?

A. 2

B. 6

C. 8  (Ans)

D. 16


82. Pointing to a photograph, a woman says, "This man's son's sister is my mother - in - law".  How is the woman's husband related to the man in the photograph.

A. Grandson   (Ans)

B. Son

C. Son - in - law

D. Nephew


83. If 5% more is gained by selling an article for Rs. 350 than by selling it for Rs. 340, the cost of the article is

A. Rs. 50

B. Rs. 200  (Ans)

C. Rs. 160

D. Rs. 225


84. A and B can do a piece of work in 18 days, B and C in 24 days, A and C in 36 days. If A, B and C work together, they will complete the work in

A. 4 days

B. 8 days

C. 12 days

D. 16 days   (Ans)


85.  A train 108m long moving at a speed of 50 km/hr crosses a train 112m long coming from opposite direction in 6 seconds. The speed of the second train is

A. 48 km/hr

B. 54 km/hr

C. 82 km/hr   (Ans)

D. 66 km/hr


86. The simple interest on Rs. 1820 from March 09, 2012 to Many 21, 2012 at 7 1/2% rate will be

A. Rs. 22.50

B. Rs. 27.30  (Ans)

C. Rs. 28.80

D. Rs. 29


Find out the wrong term in the series :

87. 89, 78, 86, 80, 85, 82, 83

A. 83

B. 82

C. 86  (Ans)

D. 78


88. There are five different houses, A to E, in a row. A is to the right of B and E is to the left of C and right of A. B is to the right of D. Which of the house is in the middle?

A. A  (Ans)

B. B

C. D

D. E


89. A metallic cone of radius 12cm and height, 24cm is melted and made into spheres of radius 2cm each. How many spheres are there?

A. 108  (Ans)

B. 120

C. 144

D. 180


90. In a 100m race, A covers the distance in 36 seconds and B in 45 seconds. In this race a beats is

A. 25m

B. 20m   (Ans)

C. 9m

D. 22.5m