# TNPSC Placement Paper

Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) Sample Paper

1. A shopkeeper sells 10 toffees for a rupee, gaining thereby 20%. How many did he buy for a rupee?
A. 11
B. 12
C. 15
D. 13

2. If 2A=3B=4C, then A : B : C is
A. 2 : 3: 4
B. 4 : 3 : 2
C. 6 : 4 : 3
D. 3 : 4 : 6

3. If the selling price of an article is 4/3 times of its cost price, then the profit percentage is

4. Two numbers are in the ratio 3 : 5. 3 If each number is increased by 10, the ratio becomes 5 : 7. The numbers are
A. 3, 5
B. 12, 20
C. 15, 25
D. 18, 30

5. Median of x = {10, 2, 14, 5, 8, 16}is
A. 8
B. 9
C. 10
D. 11

6. Which one of the following properties is not satisfied by mean?
A. It is a simple measure
B. It is easy to compute
C. It is a stable measure
D. It is not affected by extreme values.

7. If L and S are the largest and smallest values of a data, then the range is measured by the formula
A. L + S C. S  L
B. L  S D. LS

8. If the standard deviation of {x1, x2,x3}is 2, then the standard deviation of {x1 +5, x2+ 5, x3 + 5}is
A. 0
B. 2
C. 5
D. 7

9. Which one of the following is not correct?
A. CPU is a hardware
B. WRITE is a FORTRAN command
C. VDU is software
D. DIR is a computer command

10. What is the decimal equivalent for (10110)2?
A. 12
B. 22
C. 32
D. 42

11. IDBI is a subsidiary of
A. Reserve Bank of India
B. State Bank of India
C. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
D. None of these

12. What type of Bank rate is followed in India?
A. Discount rate
B. Penal rate
C. Accommodate rate
D. None of these

13. Statutory meeting relates to
A. Private Company
B. Foreign Company
C. Public Company
D. Chartered Company

14. Which is the most activity-wise small scale industrial unit in Tamil Nadu?
A. Food processing
B. Textile processing
C. Metal processing
D. Paper processing

15. Which district stands first in the ratio of male-female in Tamil Nadu?
B. Tiruchirapalli
C. Salem
D. Tuticorin

16. The author of the book Ain-i-Akbari was
A. Abul Fazl
B. Amir Khushru
C. Abul Faizi
D. Nizamuddin Ahmed.

17. Match List I correctly with List II and select your answer using the codes given below:
List I
a. Raja Rammohan Roy
b. Swami Vivekananda
c. Dayananda Saraswati
List II
1. Arya Samaj
2. Ramkrishna Paramahamsa
3. Brahmo Samaj
4. Theosophical Society
Codes :
a b c d
A. 1 2 3 4
B. 2 3 4 1
C. 3 2 1 4
D. 4 1 2 3

18. Choose the correct statement :
A. Kashi Central Hindu College was established in 1891
B. Aligarh Movement was started by Muhammed Ali Jinnah
C. Aligarh Muslim University was established in 1920
D. Visvabharati University was started by Devendranath Tagore.

19. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
A. Bhagat Singh  Delhi Chalo
B. Dayanand Saraswati  Go back to Vedas
C. Gandhiji  Untouchability is a Crime
D. Nehru  Long years ago we have made tryst with destiny

20. From the names given below,identify the name of the first Prime Minister of India :
A. Rajaji
B. B.R. Ambedkar
D. Jawaharlal Nehru

21. MISA was passed in
A. 1950
B. 1963
C. 1970
D. 1971

22. Prime Minister of India is
A. the leader of the Rajya Sabba
B. the leader of the Lok Sabha
C. the leader of the masses
D. none of them

23. The retirement age of a Supreme Court Judge is
A. 60 years
B. 64 years
C. 62 years
D. 65 years

24. Which of the following languages is not included in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution?
A. Urdu
B. Sanskrit
C. English
D. Sindhi

25. In which conference, in the year 1944, the Justice Party was reorganised into Dravidar Kazhagam?
B. Kancheepuram
D. Salem

26. Which model is the base for the First Five-Year Plan?
A. Lewis model
B. Mahalanobis model
C. Harrod-Doman model
D. Keynesian model

27. The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission
A. is the Prime Minister
B. is the Planning Minister
C. holds the rank of a Cabinet Minister
D. is an economist of repute.

28. The headquarters of World Health Organisation is located at
A. Geneva
B. Washington
C. New York
D. London

29. What is the purpose for which the treasury bills are issued?
A.Very short term liability of the Government
B. Short term liability of the Government
C. Mid-term liability of the Government
D. The commercial paper market

30. The ICICI promotes
A. private sector
B. public sector
C. joint sector
D. co-operative sector

31. Who was the last of the later Chola Kings?
A. Raja Raja III
B. Rajendra III
C. Kulottunga III
D. Veera Rajendra

32. Man is a social animal  Who said this?
A.Comte
B. Spencer
C. Aristotle
D. MacIver

33. Folkways are mostly dealt with by
A. Summer
B. Comte
C. Spencer
D. MacIver

34. Which one of the following introduced the process of Aryanization in Tamil language?
A. Sanskrit elements
B. British aspects
C. Western elements
D. Varnas

35. One of the founders of the Justice Party was
A. P.T. Rajan
C. K. Kamaraj
D. Bhaktavatsalam

36. The Constitution of India was adopted on
A. 25th August, 1947
B. 26th January, 1950
C. 26th November, 1949
D. 11th January, 1948

37. How many representatives are being sent by the union territories to the Lok Sabha?
A. 10
B. 20
C. 25
D. 45

38. Which one of the following Articles of the Constitution of India directs State Government to organise Village Panchayat?
A. Article 51
B. Article 40
C. Article 48
D. Article 32

39. The President of India is elected for
A. life
B. 4 years
C. 5 years
D. 6 years

40. In the Lok Sabha who discharges the duties of the Speaker during his absence?
A.Vice-President
B. Home Minister
C. Finance Minister
D. Deputy Speaker

41. Who was the first Muslim ruler of Delhi?
A. Iltutmish
B. Balban
C. Qutbuddin Aibak
D. Mahmud of Ghazni

42. When was the National Museum established in Delhi?
A. 1947
B. 1949
C. 1948
D. 1950

43. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
A. Brahma  Creation
B. Vishnu  Destruction
C. Shiva  Maya
D. Shakti  Preservation

44. Ethics is the study of
A. theory of behaviour
B. theory of activity
C. theory of karma
D. theory of morality

45. Logic is a (an)
A. objective science
B. normative science
C. descriptive science
D. natural science

46. Natural poetic philosopher is
A. Sri Aurobindo
B. Bharathiyar
C. Tagore
D. Subramaniya Sivam

A. Gandhiji
B. Sri Aurobindo
C. J. Krishnamurthy

48. The saint who lived at Thillai was
A. Nedumarar
C. Thiruneelakandar

49. Which one of the following is correctly matched?