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1. World's largest producer of coffee is :
Chile

India

Brazil

Sri Lanka
2. Fourteen Indian Banks were nationalized in
1963

1965

1970

1969
3. Who is known as the "Lion of Punjab"?
Lala Lajapat Rai

Sardar Vallabhai Patel

Charan Singh

C.R.Das
4. The Capital of Malaysia
Manila

Bangkok

Jakarta

Kuala Lumpur
5. The most corrupt Asian country in the world, as per the new corruption index is
Sri Lamka

Indonesia

Bangladesh

India
6. The official language of Syria
Hebrew

Urdu

Syriac

Arabic
7. The biggest exporter of food grains in the Asaian Continent
Myanmar

Philippines

Malaysia

India
8. Which game is associated with Davis Cup?
Cricket

Tennis

Hockey

Badminton
9. Who was the first to win the Urvasi Award in Malayalam film?
Sheela

Sarada

Ragini

Jayabharathi
10. The last oppertunity to avoid the partition of India was lost with the rejection of :
Cripps Mission

Cabinet Mission

Rajagopalachari formula

Wavell Plan
11. Open stunted forest with bushes and small trees having long roots and sharp thorns or spines are commonly found in
Eastern Orissa

Western Andhrapradesh

Siwalik and terai region

North Eastern Tamilnadu
12. Who was the first Indian lady actress to receive the Padma Shri Award
Nargis Dutt

Meenakumari

Madhubala

Smitha Patil
13. Which one among the following is monogamous?
Walrus

Seal

Wolf

Deer
14. Five - Year Plan in India is finally approved by
Union Cabinet

President on the advice of Prime minister

Planning Commission

National Development Council
15. Who has given the modern theory of utility ?
Bernoulli

Samuelson

Pigon

None of these
16. Consider the following high yielding variety crops in India 1.Arjun 2.Jaya 3.Pama 4.Sonalika Which of them are wheat ?
1 and 2

2 and 3

3 and 4

1 and 4
17. In the Indian Constitution write to Equality is granted by five Articles.They are
Article 16 to Article 20

Article 15 to Article 19

Article 14 to Article 18

Article 13 to Article 17
18. Site for protein synthesis in a cell is
Ribosome

Mitochondria

Chromosome

Centromere
19. Bone marrow is important for
Production of WBC's

Break down of WBC's

Production of RBC's

Break down of RBC's
20. The vital centres of control of heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure are located in the
Medulla

Pons

Hypothalamus

Cerebellum
21. The radius of sphere is increased by 50% . The percentage increase in surface area is
325

150

125

225
22. The greatest value of sin x. cos x is
1

1/2

1/4

2
23. Father is 5 years older than mother and mother's age is now thrice the daughter's age. If daughter is 10 years old now, what was father's age when daughter was born ?
20

25

26

30
24. The mean of 10 items is 17 and if each item is increased by 5 then its mean will be
22

17

85

67
25. A train of length 150 metres, moving at a speed of 90km/hr.can cross a 200 metre bridge in
8 seconds

14 seconds

6 seconds

15 seconds
26. The angles of pentagon in degrees are a, a + 20, a + 40 , a + 60, a + 80 . The smallest angle of the pentagon is
58 degree

68 degree

78 degree

88 degree
27. Which one of the following is correct ?
sec2 q= 1 tan2 q

Sin2q = 1+ cos2 q

tanq.cotq = 1

None of these
28. The relationship between mean,median and mode for a moderatley skew distribution is
Mode = Median-2 Mean

Mode = 2 Median - Mean

Mode = 2 Median -3 Mean

Mode = 3 Median - 2 Mean
29. If GONE is written as ILPB, CRIB may be written as
EYKO

EUKY

EYUK

EOKY
30. If 74683 means GREAT, 7684 means
GAER

HEAR

GEAR

REAG
31. IFCA = 31 ,GE = 75, FH =
67

76

78

68
32. 7,13,21,.......43,57
27

31

29

35
33. 99,98,94,85,69,44...
4

8

12

9
34. CEBD:GIFH:OQNP:
SRUT

RUST

SURT

USRT
35. 11:13::31...
34

35

39

33
36. cat: Kitten:: Horse....
Kid

Cub

Foal

Colt
37. Bees; A swarm ::lions::..
A herd

A flock

A pride

A pack
38. Find the one which does not belong to the group
Elevator

Typewriter

Cooker

Writer
39. Find the one which does not belong to the group.
Train

Tram

Plane

Car
40. Find the one which does not belong to the group
Robert Browning

Alexander Fleming

Mathew Arnold

Thomas Gray
41. SARS, a typical form of pneumonia came to pubilc attention with the first case being detected in
Singapore

Hong Kong

Beijing

Taiwart
42. The present Union Law Minister
T.R Baalu

Mr.Varma

Veerappa Moily

Arun Jaitley
43. The hero of the novel "Pride and Prejudice"
Michael Henchard

Charles Bingley

Abel

Fitz William Darcy
44. Which country did Pakistan defeat by eight wickets to annex the cherry Blossom Sharja Cup 2003
Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka

West Indies

New Zeland
45. The present Governor of Jammu and Kashmir
N.N. Vohra

Kailashpati Mishra

Ram Prakash Gupta

Nirmal Chandra Jain
46. The first city in India to have eight digit phone number is
Delhi

Mumbai

Chennai

Bangalore
47. The peace talks between Sri Lankan Government and LTTE Millitants werefacilitated by the efforts of
India

Norway

Sweden

Germany
48. World AIDS day is observed on
1st December

10th December

12 th January

15th January
49. National game of Russia
Cricket

Basket ball

Badminton

Chess
50. Arjuna Award is given for excellence in
Music

Dance

Spors

Film
51. Cuba is situated in
Arabian sea

Caribbean Cea

Atlantic

Black Sea
52. Sahara Desert is situated in
North Africa

South Africa

West Africa

Canada
53. India set up the planning Commission in
1947

1948

1950

1953
54. Which is not associated with the Football ?
Durand Cup

Fedaration Cup

DCM Trophy

Walker Cup
55. Who appoints the State Election Commissioner?
Governor

Cheif justice

President

Prime Minister
56. The first college in Kerala was set up at
Trivandrum

Kottayam

Thrissur

Ernakulam
57. U.N Day is observed on
December 4

September 5

October 24

October 10
58. Who is known as Vilasini?
Kutty Krishna Marar

M.K.Menon

P.C.Kutti Krishnan

Malayatoor Ramakrishnan
59. The study of animal behaviour is called
Ethics

Ethology

Calligraphy

Cytology
60. Who is known as Sanjayan?
Vakkom Mohammed Basheer

Manikkoth Ramunni Nair

O.V. Vijayan

. K. Narayanan Nampoothiri
61. The word opposite in meaning to the word "Seclusion"
Privacy

Isolation

Solitude

Sociality
62. The word opposite in meaning to the word "Vindication"
Justification

Exoneration

Accusation

Support
63. The word opposite in meaning to the word "Diligence"
Laziness

Industry

Assiduity

Activity
64. Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the keyword " Nadir"
Difficult obstacle

Lowest point

Anniversary

Large number
65. Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the keyword " Charisma"
Candour

Enormous excitement

Fraudulent use of power

Magnetic appeal
66. The word wrong in spelling among the following
Carvan

Catastrophy

Cognisant

Consequence
67. The word wrong in spelling among the following
Hurricain

Misanthrope

Obesity

Panacea
68. Choose the grammatically correct sentence from the given alternatives
I,you and Kishore will stay together

You I and Kishore will stay together

You, Kishore and I will stay together

I , you and Kishore will staying together
69. Choose the grammatically correct sentence from the given alternatives
I saw him this morning

I saw him in this morning

I saw him on this morning

I saw him at this morning
70. Which of the following is the question tag for, "None of the workmen arrived in time ...?
Didn't they

Did they

Weren't they

Were they
71. " They will have to examine you tomorrow' Change the voice
You will have been examined tomorrow by them

You will have to be examined tomorrow

You will have to examine tomorrow by them

None of the above
72. Henry's interview ought to have begun at elevan, but the librarian was on the phone when Henry was shown into his office
Henry sat down in one of the arn chairs near the windows and waited

Henry got impatient and left without giving the interview

Henry left the room and waited in the hall outside waiting for the librarian to call him

He took out a novel and started reading whistling to himself
73. Mankind's most valuable treasure of thoughts is carefully preserved in the golden casket of books.All this rich source of knowledge, inspiration and guidance is with in the easy reach of those with ca
People should buy more magazines

Books have become obsolete

All efforts should be made tp promote the reading habit

There are a large number of literate /illiterate people
74. This drink is made.....fresh fruit and sugar
from

of

in

with
75. The African elephant is confined .....Central Africa as they have moved away....other places.
in,from

to ,from

witin, out

to, out
76. Camels are peculiarly adapted.....life in the desert.They move....the desert regions most of them
for, within

to, in

to,within

by, around
77. If you had helped him,he.....his work
could complete

could have completed

completed

None
78. I ......to him yesterday
have written

had written

wrote

write
79. Rima is the heroine of the novel " Green Mansions" written by
Lewis Carrol

Thomas Hardy

A.J. Cronin

W.H.Hudson
80. The proverb " Fools rush in where angelesfear to tread" is quoted from
P.B.Shelly

Alexnder Pope

John Keats

Francis Bacon
81. Plants are made disease resistant with
Crossing them with wild relatives

Crossing them with new varieties

Propagating them with negative means

Giving X -rays in restricted doses
82. The half - life of Radium is 1600 years. The fraction of a sample of radium that would remain after 6400 years is
1/4

1/2

1/8

1/16
83. Specific resistance of a wire
Varies with length

Varies with mass

Varies with cross - section

Does not vary with length, cross- section and mass
84. Skating on ice is possible because of phenomenon of
Friction

Regelation

Sublimation

Latent heat of fusion of ice
85. A magnet of pole strength m is divide into four equal parts so that the length as well as the breadth of each part is half of the original magnet.Then pole strength of each part is
m/4

4m

m/2

2m
86. Which among the following is "Glauber's salt"?
K2 S O4

Na2 SO4 10H2O

FeSO4.7H2O

MgCO3, CaCO3.2H2O
87. Which among the following is not an element ?
Diamond

Marble

Graphite

Mercury
88. The common used gas in our refrigerator is
Marsh gas

Water gas

Freon

Producer gas
89. What is deficit financing
When there is a loss

When heavy taxes are

A deliberate excess of expenditure over income

None of these
90. In a capitalistic econony there is
Maximum production

Full employment

Efficient use of resources

None of these
91. The rule of East India Company came to an end in
1856

1857

1858

1859
92. ICICI is meant for
Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India

Indian Council for Indusrial Corporation and Information

Industrial Corporation of India and Central Investment

Indian Corporation for Industry,Commerce and Information
93. Trypanosoma causes the disease known as
Malaria

Kala Azar

Sleeping sickness

Yellow fever
94. The Nobel Price for artificial synthesis of gene was awarded to
Nirenberg

Ochoa

Khorana

Kornberg
95. The parallel of 23 1/2 degree north is called
Tropic of Capricorn

Antarctic circle

Tropic of Cancer

Arctic circle
96. Mariner's compass was invented by
Egyptiants

Chinese

Mesopotamians

Phoenicians
97. The name of Plato's famous book is
The Republic

The Prince

Social Contract

Oedipus Rex
98. Balmer's series in emission spectrum of hydrogen atom lie in the
Visible region

Infrared region

Ultra violet region

Violet region
99. The law governing the force between electrical charge is given by the following name
Gauss

Laplace

Kirchoffs

Coulomb
100. The colour of star is an identification of
Size

distance

weight

Temperature