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EXCISE GUARD - 2004

 

Time Remaining :
1. The next world cup football tournament will be held in :
2005

2006

2008

2010
2. The Rajya Sabha has to return Money Bills passed by the Lok Sabha within 14 days. If does not do so,the bill is :
Deemed to have been passed by both the houses

To be introduced in the Lok Sabha again

To be referred to the Supreme Court

To be introduced in a joint sitting of both the houses
3. The first Indian navy ship that returned home recently after voyage around the globe is :
INS Kunjali

INS Sanjeevani

INS Prabal

INS Tharangini
4. The number of nominated members of Rajya Sabha is :
12

20

15

10
5. The Chief Election commissioner is appointed by :
The chief Justice of India

The Parliament

The President

The Prime Minister
6. The exclusive monopoly right granted by the government for a new invention to an inventor is known as :
Trade Mark

Copy right

Design right

Patent
7. Our constituent Assembly was chaired by :
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Shyamaprasad Mukherji

Vallabhai Patel
8. Chipko movement is associated with :
Protection of environment

Protection of human rights

Protection of street boys

protection of leprosy patients
9. Stock Exchanges in India are regulated by :
R.B.I

NABARD

SEBI

Exim Bank
10. Who is the author of "India in the New Millinneum" ?
Dr.P.C.Alexander

Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

Kuldip Nayyar

Vikram Seth
11. The highest observatory in the world is situated in :
France

Japan

Bangladesh

India
12. In our state sandal wood is cultivated at :
Nelliyampathy

Ponmudi

Attappadi

Marayoor
13. All nations have been observing ... every year as No Tobacco Day .
9th January

31st May

8th October

3rd September
14. Name of latest U.S. robot that landed in Mars is :
Rosetta

Beagle

Opportunity

None of these
15. The newly appointed Chairman of the National Commission on Farmers is :
Varghese Kurian

Dr.G.Narayanan

V.K.Malhotra

M.S.Swaminathan
16. " Merdeka Cup " is associated with :
Football

Hockey

Shooting

Water polo
17. India is planning to send a spacecraft to Moon. The code name given to this project is :
Operation Black Sea

Milan - 2003

Mission Somayana

Operation Chandramukhi
18. Name the Speaker of the 13th Lok Sabha :
Murali Manohar Joshi

Manohar Joshi

Somnath Chatterjee

Yeran Naidu
19. Indira Gandhi Peace Prize for 2003 was given to
Kofi Annan

Yasar Arafat

Vladimir Putin

Ahmed Karzai
20. The number of languages officially recognized by our Constitution is :
18

22

15

20
21. Who gave the title of 'Father of the Nation ' to Gandhiji ?
Rabindranath Tagore

Subhash Chandra Bose

K.D Malarya

Clement Atlee
22. Bengal was partitioned in :
1905

1906

1886

1936
23. Who was the Governor General of India on 16th August 1947 ?
Lord Mountbatten

Lord Canning

C. Rajagopalachari

Anandashayanam Ayyenkar
24. The real name of Vikramaditya was :
Krishna I

Chandragupta II

Amoghavarsha IV

Kanishka
25. "Vana mahotsav" was the brain -child of :
K.M Munshi

Vinoba Bhave

Sundarlal Bahuguna

Nandlal Bose
26. -------- taught us the brotherhood of Hindus and Muslims :
Vasumitra

Kautilya

Ram Mohan Roy

Kabir Das
27. "Silver Revolution " relates to :
Milk production

Egg production

Wheat production

Water preservation
28. "Therukkooth" is the popular dance form of :
Andhra Pradesh

Mysore

Tamil Nadu

Lakshadweep
29. The Committee that studied the feasibility of funding of elections by state was :
Nariman Committee

Indrajit Gupta Committee

Raja chellayya Committee

Narasimhan Committee
30. Who is known as the father of local self governments ?
Lord Macaulay

Lord Lytton

Lord Canning

Lord Rippon
31. The global plan to save the earth from devastation is known as :
Catch - 22

Agenda - 21

Vision 2004

Probman - 150
32. The dowry system emerged during the :
Maurya period

Vedic period

Mughal period

Gupta period
33. The language that developed in our country as a result of Hindu-Muslim unity is :
Marathi

Dogri

Barushaki

Urdu
34. In which battle Prithviraj Chauhan defeated Mohammad Ghori
Second battle of Panipat

Second battle of Tarain

First battle of Panipat

First battle of Tarain
35. Who was the publisher of the daily "Swadeshabhimani" edited by Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai ?
K .Ayyappan

Kesari Balakrishna Pillai

Vakkom Abdul Khader Maulavi

Vengayil Kunjiraman Nayanar
36. The link between the President of india and the Union Cabinet is the
Prime Minister

Cabinet Secretary

Minister for Parliament Affairs

Attorney General
37. The Indian social worker best known for his work among leprosy patients :
Baba Amte

Akilan

F.Andrews

Medha Patkar
38. Who is known as the "Saint of the Gutters" ?
Florence Nightingale

Mother Teresa

Joan of Arc

St.Alphonsa
39. India adopted a parliamentary form of government based on :
American model

Russian model

British model

French model
40. Our tenth Five Year Plan was started in the year :
2000

2002

2001

2003
41. 3/4th of 1/3rd of 4/5th of a number is 90. Then the number is :
400

450

200

360
42. The ages of a father and son are 41 and 16 years respectively. In how many years will the father be twice as old as his son ?
10 years

8 years

9 years

12 years
43. A candidate who gets 30% of the total marks in a test fails by 50 marks. Another candidate who gets 320 marks fails by 50 marks . Another candidate who gets 320 marks fails by 30 marks . What are the
900

1200

1100

1000
44. By selling 200 mangoes a man gains the selling price of 40 mangoes. His profit margin on cost is :
20%

25%

33.33%

40%
45. The average of 11 numbers is 50. The average of the first six numbers is 49 and that of the last six is 52. If so, the sixth number is :
50

58

56

55
46. How much time does a train , 280m long,running at a speed of 72km/hr,take to cross a bridge of 220m long ?
25 seconds

30 seconds

35 seconds

60 seconds
47. 75% of the students in a school are boys . If the number of girls students is 420,the number of boys is :
1200

1240

1250

1260
48. 0.1 x 0.1 x 0.1
0.1

0.01

0.001

0.3
49. A and B can complete a piece of work in 10 and 15 days respectively . In how many day they can complete the same work if they do it together ?
10 days

6 days

7 1/2 days

8 days
50. The simple interest on a certain sum deposited at 8% interest per,annum for three years is Rs.576.The sum deposited is :
2400

2800

3200

3600
51. Judge : court ::Doctor : ?
Patient

Medicine

Surgery

Hospital
52. Cow:Calf :: Horse:?
Cub

Kid

Foal

Pub
53. Sheep: Fleet :: Whales: ?
Bunch

Swarm

Clump

Pod
54. Virtue:Vice::Voluntary: ?
Vanity

Valour

Compulsory

Flexible
55. Dogs: Bark::Ducks: ?
Quack

Swim

Herd

Water
56. Chocolate: Confectionery ::Wine: ?
Distillery

Brewery

Mint

Bakery
57. Bed: Cot::Chair :?
Wood

Paint

Cushion

Sitting
58. Cardiologist : Heart ::Dermatologist : ?
Gum

Skin

Blood

Stomach
59. Author: Novel::Newspaper :?
Editor

Publisher

Printer

News Agency
60. Bird : Nest::Lion: ?
Burrow

Trench

Den

Pit
61. Kerala occupies ........... percent of the total land area of the country
1.18

3.6

2.48

2.7
62. The total number of block Panchayats in Kerala is :
152

165

145

185
63. The award instituted by the government of Kerala for the best agriculturist is known as
Karshaka Sree

Karshaka Kesari

Karshakothama

Karshakacharya
64. "Malayali Memorial"that sought better representation for travancoreans in the state civil service was presented to :
Sree Moolam Thirunal

Swathi Thirunal

Chithira Thirunal

Vishakom Thirunal
65. The dance form developed on the line of Kathakali is known as :
Mohiniyattam

Padayani

Kerala Natanam

Kummi
66. The state bird of Kerala is :
Peacock

Dove

Hornbill

Parrot
67. A person from among the ---------- residing in Kerala is nominated to the Kerala Legislature Assembly .
Latin Catholic

Dheevaras

Anglo Indians

Jews
68. Travancore and Cochin States were integrated is :
1949

1948

1950

1944
69. The first Speaker in the Kerala Legislative Assembly was :
K.C.George

R.Sankara Narayanan Thampi

K.A. Damodara Menon

D.Damodaran Potti
70. The first book printed in Malayalam "Samkshepa Vedartha" was printed at
Germany

Rome

Portugal

Holland
71. Who is known as the "Jhansi Rani of Travancore"?
Lekshmi N Menon

Anne Mascreen

Kuttimalu Amma

Ackamma Cherian
72. The tidal power plant in our state is situated at :
Malappuram

Thiruvanathapuram

Kannur

Eranakulam
73. The committee that studied the matters relating to decentralisation of powers to local bodies in our states wsa the
Dr.Gopalan Committee

Dr.Ananthamoorthi Committee

Sen Committee

None of these
74. The district in Kerala that shares border with Karnataka and Tamilnadu is:
Kasargode

Idukki

Palakkad

Wayanad
75. The first biological park in India is situated at :
Nilgiri

Parambikulam

Thenmala

Agasthyarkootam
76. The Cochin port was designed by :
Wellington

Robert Bristo

John Simon

John Hunter
77. The ruler of Travancore who defeated the Dutch in the battle of Kulachal was
Marthanda Varma

Ayilyam Thirunal

Sree Moolam Thirunal

Vishakom Thirunal
78. Who initiated a scheme for the development of Vizhinjam port ?
C.P Ramaswami Iyer

Ummini Thampi Dalawa

Raja Kesava Das

Veluthampi Dalawa
79. Parambikulam Wildlife sanctuary is in --------- district.
Thrissur

Idukki

Wayanad

Palakkad
80. During the reign of ........ primary education was made compulsory in Travancore
Umayamma Rani

Swathi Thirunal

Rani Lekshmi Bai

Rani Gowri Bai
81. It is believed that the musical instrument Sitar' was designed and developed by :
Amjad Ali Khan

Amir Khusru

Vilayat Khan

Akbar
82. The languages recognized by the Constitution of India are listed in its ------------ schedule.
8th

11th

6th

9th
83. The Speaker of Lok Sabha submits his resignation to the :
The Prime Minister

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs

Deputy Speaker

President
84. The fuel used in the Thernal Power station at Kayamkulam is ;
Coal

Natural Gas

Naptha

Diesel
85. Of the following which state has two capitals ?
Himachal Pradesh

Nagaland

Punjab

Madhya Pradesh
86. Name the first Indian Astronaut
Kalpana Chawla

Chokila Iyer

Rakesh Sharma

Bula Chaudhari
87. What is the playing time of the full version of our National Anthem ?
48 Seconds

62 Seconds

60 Seconds

52 Seconds
88. The first woman who had been conferred with Bharata Ratna was :
Mother Teresa

Ashapurna Devi

Devika Rani

Indira Gandhi
89. The line that separates India and Pakistan is the :
Radcliffe line

Durand Line

Mc Mahon line

None of these
90. In India census is taken in every :
15 years

20 years

10 years

12 years
91. Carrots are rich in :
Vitamin - A

Vitamin - K

Vitamin - D

Starch
92. In Human body, saliva helps to :
Swallow Food

Chew food

Digest food

All of these
93. Basically , the horn of Rhino is :
Hair

Bone

Flesh

Skin
94. The diagnostic test to detect AIDS is :
Rubin test

Western blot test

Patch test

Wassermann test
95. The epidemic SARS affects the :
Nervous system

Urinary system

Digestive system

Respiratory system
96. The purest form of carbon is :
Charcoal

Diamond

Graphite

Coal
97. The gland that secrets tears is :
Pituitary gland

Adrenal gland

Liver

Lachrymal gland
98. The layer of atmosphere that the life activities of all living things is :
Ionosphere

Mesosphere

Stratosphere

Troposphere
99. The invisible water vapour in the atmosphere is termed as :
Smog

Dewpoint

Humidity

Hoar frost
100. The deficiency of ....... causes Goitre :
Potassium

Vitamin - K

Iodine

Vitamin - D