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Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Previous Year Question Paper 

1. Ajanta caves are located in the State of
A. Maharashtra
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Orissa
D. Karnataka

2. The longest rail route in India is
A. Delhi – Mumbai
B. Delhi – Kolkata
C. Guwahati – Thiruvananthapuram
D. Amritsar – Puri

3. Periyar Wildlife Sacturay is situated in the State of
A. Tamil Nadu
B. Kerala
C. Karnataka
D. Andhra Pradesh

4. Match List I correctly with List II and select your answer using the codes given below :
List I - List II
a. Seismograph 1. Himalayas
b. Deccan Plateau 2. Andaman
c. Barren Island 3. Earthquake
d. Tethys Sea 4. Basalt Lava
Codes :
a b c d
A. 1 2 4 3
B. 2 3 1 4
C. 3 4 2 1
D. 2 1 4 3

5. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A) : In recent decades,villages between Kombai and Bodinaickanur in Theni district of Tamil Nadu suffer severely from sandstorms.
Reason (R) : These villages lie in the rain-shadow regions of the Western Ghats.
Now select your answer according to the coding scheme given below:
A. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B. Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
C. (A) is true, but (R) is false.
D. (A) is false, but (R) is true.

6. Rapid and sudden sliding of large mass of mixture of snow/ice with rock materials is
A. Landslide 
B. Avalanche 
C. Rockslide
D. Tsunami

7. Pick the correct statement from the following:
A. Kaziranga National Park is unique among Indian wildlife habitats for Rhino and Wild Buffalo.
B. Kaziranga National Park is unique among Indian wildlife habitats for Lions and Wild Buffalo.
C. Kaziranga National Park is unique among Indian wildlife habitats for Tigers and Elephants.
D. Kaziranga National Park is unique among Indian wildlife habitats for Elephants and Lions.

8. INSAT II-B was successfully launched in
A. July, 1993
B. April, 1975
C. July, 1979
D. November, 1981

9. Red soil is fond widely in
A. Gangetic plain
B. Peninsular India
C. Himalayan mountain
D. Coastal plains

10. Coffee cultivation in India is in the state of
A. Kerala
B. Tamil Nadu
C. Karnataka
D. Himachal Pradesh

11. Which one of the following universities was started in the year 1983?
A. Madurai Kamarajar University
B. Periyar University
C. Mother Teresa Women's University
D. Madras University

12. In which year was ‘Local Self Government’ established in India?
A. 1915
B. 1916
C. 1911
D. 1910

13. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
A. National Game – Cricket
B. National Tree – Banyan tree
C. National Flower – Rose
D. National Animal – Lion

14. Consider the following statements:
I. Free verses are different from traditional verses.
II. So, free verses have no grammatical boundaries.
Of the statements :
A. Both are correct
B. Both are wrong
C. I alone is correct
D. II alone is correct

15. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
A. Vanamamalai – Folklore
B. Agasthialingam – Literature
C. Kailasapathy – Linguistics
D. Cenavaraiyar – Folk dance

16. Which one of the following is the first novel in Tamil?
A. Kamalambal Charithiram
B. Prathapa Mudaliar Charithiram
C. Padmavathi Charithiram
D. Mohamul

17. In which year was Tamil Virtual University inaugurated?
A. 2000 
B. 2001 
C. 2002
D. 2003

18. Who among the Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu introduced the Nutrition Meals Schemes?
A. Bhaktavatsalam
B. Kamaraj
C. Karunanidhi
D. M.G.Ramachandran

19. In which year was the Madras University established?
A. 1857 
B. 1887 
C. 1887
D. 1926

20. Match List I correctly with List II and select your answer using the codes given below :
List I
a. Parthasarathy
b. K.V. Manisekharan
c. Prabhanjan
d. Balakumaran
List II
1. Merkuri Pookkal
2. Kakkai Chiraginile
3. Kurinjimalar
4. Nilachoru
Codes :
a b c d
A. 1 2 3 4
B. 2 3 4 1
C. 3 4 2 1
D. 4 1 3 2

21. The institute which gives primary importance to agriculture in Tamil Nadu is located at
A. Mudumalai
B. Kooduvancheri
C. Coimbatore
D. Budhanoor

22. The person responsible for the Poondi Drinking Water Project was
A. Rajaji
B. Sathyamurthy
C. Kamaraj
D. Bakthavathsalam

23. The first satellite sent India is
A. Apollo - 7 
B. Aryabhatta 
C. Bhaskara
D. Apple

24. Which of the following animals was killed by the car of Manuneedhi Chola's son?
A. Kitten 
B. Lamb 
C. Puppy
D. Calf

25. If 30% of a certain number is 12-6, then the number is
A. 41 
B. 42 
C. 43
D. 40

26. Fast track courts were launched by Centre on
A. April 1, 2001
B. May 10, 2002
C. June 15, 2000
D. None of these

27. In which year did India become the founder member of WTO?
A. 1985 
B. 1990 
C. 1994
D. 1996

28. Which of the following districts ranks first on the basis of population density (2001)?
A. Coimbatore
B. Tiruchirapalli
C. Salem
D. Chennai

29. Which State has the highest density of population as per the 2001 Census?
A. Kerala
B. Maharashtra
C. Uttar Pradesh
D.West Bengal

30. Who is the present Lok Sabha Speaker?
A. A.B. Bardhan
B. Jyoti Basu
C. Somnath Chatterjee
D. None of them

31. Insectivorous plants capture insects for obtaining
A. calcium 
B. nitrogen 
C. carbon
D. cobalt

32. The protein essential for chromatin formation is
A. Actin 
B. Tubulin 
C. Histone
D. Myosin

33. The treatment of milk to eliminate pathogenic bacteria is known as
A. isolation 
B. sterilisation 
C. pasteurization
D. fermentation

34. The five kingdom concept was proposed by
A. Linnaeus 
B. Whittaker 
C. Theophrastus
D. John Ray

35. The nucleolus is rich in
A. DNA and proteins
B. DNA and lipids
C. RNA and lipids
D. RNA and proteins

36. “One gene – one enzyme hypothesis” was coined by
A. Henry Osborn
B. Beadle and Tatum
C. Jacob and Monod
D. Best and Tailor

37. World Environment Day is
A. 21st March
B. 5th June
C. 1st December
D. 2nd December

38. Instrument used to measure the blood pressure is
A. Sphygmomanometer
B. Blood pressure meter
C. Thermometer
D. Stethoscope

39. Natality is
A. birth rate 
B. survival rate 
C. death rate
D. none of these

40. Diphtheria disease is connected with
A. lungs 
B. liver 
C. throat
D. blood

41. Sound travels at maximum speed in
A. vacuum 
B. water 
C. air
D. steel

42. A woman's voice is shriller than a man's voice due to
A. higher frequency
B. higher amplitude
C. lower frequency
D. weak vocal chords

43. Which one of the following devices convert electrical energy into mechanical energy?
A. Dynamo
B. Electric motor
C. Transformer
D. Inductor

44. The process of nuclear fission occurs mainly in
A. nuclear reactors
B. chemical reactions
C. hydrogen bomb
D. sun

45. The process responsible for the enormous energy in the sun is
A. nuclear fission
B. nuclear fusion
C. the burning of gases
D. as yet unknown

46. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
A. Vitamin A – Anaemia
B. Glucose – Eyesight
C. Iodine – Goitre
D. Cyanocobalamin – Diabetes

47. Which one of the following is neither an element nor a compound?
A. Silver 
B. Water 
C. Air
D. Sucrose

48. Consider the following statements:
Assertion (A) : Electric cookers are coated with magnesium oxide.
Reason (R) : It protects them against fire.
Now select your answer according to the coding scheme given below:
A. Both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
B. Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
C. (A) is true, but (R) is false.
D. (A) is false, but (R) is true.

49. The element(s) which exist in liquid state at room temperature is (are)
I. Sodium
II. Bromine
III. Mercury
IV. Magnesium
Of these :
A. I alone is correct
B. I and II are correct
C. II and III are correct
D. all are correct

50. Which of the following is the correct order of calorific values of fuel?
A. Hydrogen > Petrol > Wood
B. Wood > Hydrogen > Petrol
C. Petrol > Wood > Hydrogen
D.Wood > Petrol > Hydrogen

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