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SECRETARIAT ASSISTANT PRELIMINARY EXAM - 2004

 

Time Remaining :
1. To surprise somebody greatly:
Appraise

Antonyms

Astonish

Reveal
2. To make something more important that it really :
Excess

Elaborate

Stress upon

Exaggerate
3. Express one's opinion without evidence or full knowledge:
Specify

Speculate

Concede

Sensing
4. An event that will happen soon :
imminent

Damnsure

Immense

Immutable
5. To lead somebody to do something:
Persuade

Placate

Persecute

Perpend
6. 'One word does not belong to the group. Find it out
Violet

Blue

Magenda

Green
7. 'One word does not belong to the group. Find it out.
Cucumber

Carrot

Brinjal

Ladies finger
8. 'One word does not belong to the group. Find it out.
Yaswanth Sinha

Jaswant Singha

Shatrugnan Sinha

Manmohan Singh
9. "one word does not belong to the group. Find it out.
Cancel

Nullify

Void

Confirm
10. 'One word does not belong to the group. Find it out'
G. Sankarakuruppu

O.N.V. Kuruppu

S.K.Pottekkadu

Takazhi Sivasankara Pillai
11. Pather Panjali: Sathyajith Ray; Athithi:
K.. P. Kumaran

M.T. Vasudevan Nair

T.V. Chandran

P.A Backer
12. Pareekkutty: Madhu; Chemban Kunju:
P.J.Antony

Jose Prakash

Govindankutty

Kottarakara Sreedharan Nair
13. Bangladesh: Dhaka;Austria:
Canberra

Lapaz

Santiago

Vienna
14. A,E, J,O, -,-
M,Q

S,X

T,Y

U,Z
15. ADH,BEI,CFJ, -
DGL

DHK

EHL

FIJ
16. Veluthampi Dalawa ---- a brave fight against British Army.
Put up

Put off

Put in

Put down
17. The train was coming, the supervisor --- the workers to stop working on rail.
called off

called in

called away

called out
18. It ---rain this evening.
can

may

could

is
19. ----the suspected cause for earthquakes is the construction of dams.
Most of

Only

One of

None of these
20. There were - --- telephone booths around, so that the old one is closed.
few

a little

a few

little
21. Adolph Hitler committed suicide in
1943

1944

1945

1946
22. Congress Socialist Party was formed in
1934

1935

1936

1938
23. IMF/World Bank was formed in
1942

1944

1946

1945
24. Kyoto Conference was held in
1992

1993

1996

1997
25. Indian Patent Act was formed in
1970

1975

1977

1980
26. 'One Life ' is written by:
Dr. B .Iqbal

Bergnan

Kurozowa

Christian Bernard`
27. ' The Interpretation of Dreams' is written by :
Eric Erikson

Sigmund Freud

A.Beck

Kraeplin
28. 'Kesavante Vilapangal'is written by:
M.Mukundan

O.V.Vijayan

Anand

Permbadavam Sreedharan
29. 'First malayalam cinema is :
Balan

Newspaper Boy

Harishchandra

Vigatha Kumaran
30. The Director of the film 'Susanna' is :
T.V chandran

Priyadarsan

Adoor Gopalakrishnan

Lenin Rajendran
31. The Nigerian Novelist who one the the Nobel prize:
Clod Semong

Vol Soyinga

Joseph Brodskey

None of the above
32. 'World AIDS Day':
April 17th

June 5th

December 1 st

February 14th
33. The famous film song 'Easwaran Hinduvalla, Islamalla,Christianiyalla, Indranum,Chandranumalla' was written by
O.N.V.Kuruppu

S.L.Puram Sadanandan

Vayalar Ramavarma

None of the above
34. FIFA President:
Sep Blatter

Urz Linzy

H.K.Dua

None of the above
35. Erethrean Sea is :
Bay of Bengal

Indian Ocean

Red Sea

Arabian Sea
36. Find out the values of 'X' and 'y' if x+y = 7;3x-2y = 11
4,3

5,2

3,4

2,5
37. Five years ago I was thrice as old as my son and ten years later I shall be twice as old as my son. How old are we now?
30 & 40

50 & 20

40 & 15

35 & 15
38. 3 chairs and 2 tables cost Rs. 700 and 5 chairs and 3 tables cost Rs. 1,100. what is the cost of 2 chairs and 2 tables?
400

500

600

900
39. Find two consecutive natural numbers whose squares have been the sum 221.
10, 11

9, 10

12, 13

13,15
40. Find out the values of x & y if 2x + 3y = 31; 17x - 11y = 8
4,7

5,7

6,8

5,8
41. The sum of two numbers is 15. If the sum of their reciprocals is 3/10, find out the numbers.
9,6

8,7

5,10

4,11
42. The length of a rectangular plot is 8 meters greater than its breadth.If the area of the plot is 308m. find the length and breadth of the plot in metre.
L 16, B-8

L-18, B - 10

L - 20 , B - 12

L - 22, B -14
43. A lawn is in the shape of a rectangle of length 60 meters and width 40 meters. Out side the lawn there is a foot path of uniform width I meter broadening the lawn. Find out the area of the path.
4m2

204m2

204m

184m2
44. A chess board contain 64 equal squares and the area of each square is 6.25cm2.A broder round the board is 2cm wide. Find the length of the side of the chees board.
24cm

42cm

60cm

64cm2
45. The area of a triangle is 48cm2, the base is 12 cm. What is its altitude ?
4cm

6cm

8cm

12cm
46. The minute hand of a clock is 10cm long. Find the area on the face of the clock described by the minute hand between 9.00 am and 9.35 am.
183 cm2

160cm2

100cm2

314cm2
47. The number of children in 10 families in a locality are listed : 3,1,4,0,2,1,1,2,3,3.Find out the mean number of children.
1

2

3

4
48. The mean of a set of 40 values is 6. Each of the values is increased by 5. what will be the mean of the set of new values ?
11

45

60

70
49. Find out the median of the values 5,10,3,7,2,9,6,2,11.
2

6

11

9
50. 5:6, 7:8,13:16 - Which of the following is correct, if the above values are arrenged in descending order of magnitude ?
5:6 >7:8 >13:16

13:16 >7:8 > 5:6

7:8 >5:6 >13:16

7:8 >13:16 > 5:6
51. What must be added to the numbers 6,10,14 and 22 so that they became successive proportional ?
1

2

3

4
52. Which one of the following is having greater value ?
5:3

6:4

7:6

9:7
53. Nalini purchases a cycle for Rs. 660 including sales tax.If the rate of sales tax is 10% find out the sale price of the cycle.
500

550

560

600
54. What will be the next number in the following series of numbers 2,4 ,16 .....
32

64

256

300
55. What will be the next number, if the series of numberes is as follows 3,11,27,59, ......
70

86

100

123
56. Who proposed the atomic theory ?
John Dalton

Neils Bohr

Chadwick

Rutherford
57. Father of Electricity :
Michael Faraday

J.J. Thompson

Edison

Ampere
58. Who is related to Green Revolution in India ?
Varghese Kurian

Anand

Dr. M.S.Swaminathan

Medha Padkar
59. Dengue Fever is caused by ----
Bacteria

Virus

Fungi

Not produced by infective agent
60. Temporary hardness of water is due to ------
Calcium chloride

Sodium carbonate

Sodium chloride

Magnesium bicarbonate
61. Global warming is due to the increased production of all the following EXCEPT :
Carbon dioxide

Ethane

Methane

Sulpher dioxide
62. The concept that all plants are made of cells was put forward by :
Theodor Schwan

R.Virchow

Louis Pasteur

M.J. Schleiden
63. All the following are noble metals EXCEPT :
Mercury

Gold

Silver

Platinum
64. EEG is used to study the function of :
Heart

Muscle

Brain

Nerve
65. DNA model is put forward by :
Ian Wilmut

Dr. Henri Becquirel

Robert Hook

None of the above
66. World Heavy- weight Champion of 2003:
Clistsco

Muhammed Ali

Linnex Lewis

None of the above
67. Second Kerala Chief Minister is:
Pattom Thanupillai

E.M.S

C.Achutha Menon

R.Sankar
68. The Slogan'Inquilab Zindabad' was first used by :
Bhagat Singh

Subash Chandra Bose

V.I. Lenin

Ajay Ghosh
69. ' Sadu jana Paripalana Sangam' is founded by :
A.K. Gopalan

Ayyankalli

Sree Narayana Guru

Vakkam Maulavi
70. All of the following are Dravidian language EXCEPT:
Malayalam

Telungu

Thulu

Marathi
71. First Internal Affairs Minister of independent India :
Jawaharlal Nehru

Lal Bahadur Shastri

Sardar Vallabahi Patel

V.Krisha Menon
72. Capital of Keniya :
Aman

Nairobi

Cairo

Beirut
73. First computer virus :
Gappi

Meleesa

Norton

Apple
74. Who declared that "Swaraj is my birth right and I must have it " ?
Bhagat singh

Balagangadhar Tilak

Mahatma Gandhi

Subash Chandra Bose
75. All of the following persons are extremists of independence movement EXCEPT ?
Lala Rajapt Rai

Bipin Chandrapal

Gopalakrishna Gokhale

Aurobindo Ghosh
76. Which of the following event is related to General Dyer?
Jalianwala Bagh massacre

Wagon Tragedy

Chittagong Riot

Punnapra - Vayalar sruggle
77. First battle of Panipat was between;
Hemu and Akbar

Marathas and East India Company

Babur and Ibrahim Lodi

East India Company and Portuguese
78. Where did Gandhiji launched his first struggle ?
navaghaly

Dandi

Kappad

Champaran
79. Who presided the first session of All India Trade Union Congress ?
Subash Chandra Bose

Lala Rajapat Rai

C.R. Das

Jawaharlal Nehru
80. Volunteer Captain Of Guruvayoor Temple Sathyagraha:
A.K.. Gopalan

K.Kelappan

Pattom Thanupillai

Ayyankali
81. The East India Company established its first factory at
Surat

Pune

Culacutta

Bombay
82. Formation of the INA was the result of the great efforts made by
Captain Lakshmi Bai

Rash Behari Bose

Subash Chandra Bose

Aurobindo Ghosh
83. In which conference did Subhash Chandra Bose was elected as the president of Indian National Congress ?
Avadi

Pune

Tripuri

Bombay
84. RSS was banned in 1948 in relation with
India - Pak division

Hindu -Muslim war

Bengal Division

Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
85. 'Bhruhaspathi' is related with
Arya Samajam

Medicine

Indus civilization

Charvakamatham
86. The slogan 'American Model Arabikadalil' is related with
Telungana struggle

Punnapra - Vayalar struggle

Kayyur struggle

Vaikom Sathyagraha
87. 'Keralam Malayalikalude Mathrubhoomi' was written by
Kumaranasan

Thakazhi

E.M.S

Vallathol
88. Male -female sex ratio of India in 2001 census is:
1000: 933

1000 : 1040

1000: 939

1000: 1046
89. The Prime minister who started privatization in Britain :
Margaret Thatcher

John Major

Tony Blair

Winston Churchill
90. The smallest state in the world
Russia

Vatican

Sri Lanka

Cuba
91. The person who became the Chief Minister for the longest period in India :
E.K. .Nayanar

Vasantha Sate

Jyothi Basu

K.Karunakaran
92. Who was the first speker of LokSabha?
Sivaraj Patel

Jagjeevan Ram

Lal Bahdur Shasthri

G.V Mavlankar
93. Panchayathi Raj instructions came into effect with the amendment of the constitution
70th

73rd

76th

79th
94. who is the president of newly declared independent country, East Timor ?
Xanana Gusmao

Hugo Chavez

Lula da Zilva

Jos Ramos Horta
95. The Chairman of Constitution review committee :
Kuldip Nayyar

Justice Kbare

Justice Varma

Justice Venkita Chellaiya
96. Monthly salary of Chief Justice of India :
Rs. 30.000

Rs. 31.000

1,10,000

50.000
97. What is B.O.D
Biological Oxygen Demand

Biochemistry of Diseases

Biophysics Oxygen Demand

None of the above
98. Meenamatha disease is related with
Cadmium

Mercury

Lead

Iron
99. National Party is one which could secure not less than ---- % of the total valid votes in the previous general election.
4%

6%

8%

9%
100. The theory that 'the continenents will travel' was first put forward by:
Antonio Sneider

F.J .Wine

D.H.Mathews

Alfred Wegner