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ASSISTANT GRADE - 2009

 

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1. 'KIMONO' is the dress style of :
Korea

China

Japan

Finland
2. Madam Curie :
Discovered Vaccination

Invented Dynamite

Isolated Radium

Discovered Theory of Evolution
3. The author of the book "The Wonder That was India" is :
Amartya Sen

A.L.Basham

R.C.Dutt

Rabindranath Tagore
4. The First Chief Minister of Kerala was :
Pattam Thanu pillai

E.M.S. Namboodiripad

R.Sankar

C.Achuthamenon
5. The State of Kerala was formed on :
1 December 1957

1 November 1956

1 November 1954

1 October 1951
6. The Naval Academy is situated in Kerala at :
Kochi

Ezhimala

Thiruvanathapuram

Beypore
7. Edakkal Cave is in :
Wayanad

Kannur

Kasargod

Kozhikode
8. The largest Taluk in Kerala is :
Ernad

Taliparamba

Mukandapuram

Thalassery
9. The Head Quarters of Kerala HighCourt is at :
Thiruvanathapuram

Kochi

Kozhikode

Thrissur
10. The First Women Supreme Court Judge was :
C.Fatima Beevi

Anna Chandy

Kadambini Ganguli

Laila seth
11. The First Governor of Kerala was :
V.V.Giri

Ajith Prasad Jain

Bhagavan Sahai

Ramakrishna Rao
12. The First Arts and Science College in Kerala is:
Brennan College, Thalassery

Maharaja's College , Eranakulam

C.M.S. College, Kottayam

University College, Thiruvanathapuram
13. The Sabarigiri Hydro Electric Project is built in the river :
Kunthi

Periyar

Bhavani

Pampa
14. The First Hydro Electric Project in Kerala is :
Pallivasal

Chengulam

Idukki

Sabarigiri
15. The HQ (HEAD QUARTERS) of Wayanad district is :
Kalpetta

Manathavady

pulpally

Boys town
16. The District which has no forests in Kerala is :
Kollam

Kannur

Alappuzha

Thrissur
17. The Architect of Cochin Sea Port was :
Robert Bristo

Antonym peter

Alexander John

John Matahi
18. --------- city is called " Venice of East "
Alappuzha

Kochi

Kollam

Thrissur
19. Malabar Cements Factory is in :
Vellore

Kallai

Walayar

Chalakudy
20. World population day is celebrated on
June 11

July 11

April 11

None of these
21. ISOBARS connect points of equal :
Temperature

Height

Pressure

Rainfall
22. LOTI is the currency of :
Sudan

Libiya

Barundi

Lesotho
23. Copper is produced in :
UP and Rajasthan

Rajasthan and Bihar

Bihar and UP

Orissa and Rajasthan
24. Rana Pratap sagar is located in :
Haryana

Maharashtra

Rajasthan

UP
25. The chairman of the Planning Commission of India is :
President

Prime Minister

Vice President

None of them
26. Five Year Plans in India are approved by
Parliament

National Development Council

Planning Commission

None
27. The Raj Committee (1972) probed :
Direct Taxes

Indirect Taxes

Non - Tax Revenue

Agricultural holding Tax
28. Panchayat Raj has got constitutional status with the ---------- Amendment Act :
72 nd

73 rd

74 th

75 th
29. Fundamental Rights are enshrined in PART -------- of Constitution of India .
I

II

III

V
30. How many members can be nominated to Loksabha by President ?
2

3

4

5
31. Acharya Vinoba Bhave's Paunar Ashram is in :
Bihar

Gujrat

Maharashtra

West Bengal
32. A rocket works on the principle of the conservation of :
Energy

Mass

Linear momentum

Angular Momentum
33. The best conductor of electricity is :
Iron

Silver

Aluminium

Copper
34. Glass is good :
Insulator

Semi conductor

Electrical conductor

Thermal conductor
35. A catalyst :
Increases the velocity of reaction

Decreases the velocity of reaction

Alters the velocity of reaction

Starts a reaction
36. Carbon occurs in nature in the purest from as :
Coal

Carbon Black

Graphite

Diamond
37. The Newspaper "DAWN" is published in :
Moscow

Beijing

Karachi

New Delhi
38. International Womens' Day is observed oo :
March 8

September 8

April 7

August 6
39. IBERIAN AIRLINES is the official airlines of :
Spain

France

Poland

Ireland
40. The Head Quarters of World Health Organisation (WHO)is in :
Paris

Geneva

New York

Washington
41. The largest slum in India is in :
Chennai

Mumbai

Delhi

Kolkata
42. ----------- is the author of Ain - i - Akbari:
Abul Fazal

Nazrul Islam

Abul Faizi

Mohd Iqbal
43. Hopman Cup is associated with
Tennis

Cricket

Baseball

Football
44. Who is called 'Deshbandhu' ?
Dadabhai Noaroji

C.R. Das

Balgangadhara Tilak

Rajagopalachari
45. ---------- got Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.
Rabindranath Tagore

Bankim Chandra Chatterji

Boris Pasternak

Alexander Solzenithsen
46. Tarapore Committee was associated with :
Special Economic Zones

Foreign Exchange Reserves

Fuller Capital Account Convertibility

Effect of oil prices on Indian Economy
47. Arundathi Roy is well known :
Writer - Social - activist

Painter

Dancer

Music composer
48. --------- is called 'Forbidden City' :
Lahore

Lahsa

Sanfransisco

Bangkok
49. --------- is the leading producer of Uranium :
U.S.A

Canada

Germany

Zambia
50. Aspirin was invented in 1899 by :
Felix Hoffman (Germany)

Joseph Lister (England)

C.F. Brush (U.S.A)

Nicholas Cugnot (France)
51. Entomology is the study of :
Insects

Birds

Snakes

Mammals
52. " An Area of Darkness " is written by ?
V.S. Nai Paul

Salman Rushdi

Nirad C. Chaudhari

A.L. Basham
53. Which of the following was the First Indian Institute of Technology ?
IIT Kharagpur

IIT Bombay

IIT Delhi

IIT Madras
54. Who became the First Miss India ?
Rieta Faria

Pramila

Aanita desai

Sukanya
55. --------- has the highest population density as per 2001 Census.
Kerala

Tamil Nadu

Rajasthan

West Bengal
56. From which of the following stations that India launched its first successful multipurpose communication and meteorology satellite, INSAT I B on 30 August 1983 ?
Cape Canaveral (U.S.A)

Baikonoor Cosmonaut (Russia)

Master Control Facility (Hassan, India)

Rocket Launching Station, (Thumba,India)
57. The Head Office of Kerala Civil Supplies Corporation is at :
Ernakulam

Thrissur

Thiruvanathapuram

Kozhikode
58. Under whose patronage Kutabminar was built ?
Shah Jehan

Kutabdeen Ibek

Jehangeer

Akbar
59. The First Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was :
M.G. Ramachandran

C.N. Annadurai

Jayalalitha

M. Karunanidhi
60. Spherometer is :
an instrument used for measuring the curvature of spherical objects .

an instrument for comparing the luminous intensity of the source of light.

an instrument used for spectrum analysis.

an instrument for measuring solar radiations.
61. The largest shipyard in india is :
Kolkata

Kochi

Mumbai

Vishakhapatanam
62. PNEUMOCONIOSIS afflicts the workers who works mainly in :
Tanneries

Coalmining industries

Distilleries

Glass industry
63. --------- is a well known flute exponent .
Shafaat Ahmad

Ronu Mazumdar

Madhup Mudgal

Debu Chaudhari .
64. ---------- was the First Chief Justice of India.
Hiralal .J. Kania

P.N. Bhagavathy

V.R. Krishna Iyer

Anna Chandy
65. "EMPLOYMENT NEWS" is published by :
Times of India Group

The Indian Express Group

G. Kasthuri and Sons.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
66. " YAKSHAGANA' is a popular folk art of :
Kerala

Karnataka

Tamilnadu

Andhra Pradesh
67. The NREP (Natioal Rural Employment Programme )was launched in :
October 1980

August 1983

September 1985

December 1981
68. ANGSTROM is the unit of :
wavelength of light

atmospheric pressure

unit of energy

unit of distance used in navigation
69. The Thermal Power Plant at Bokaro is located in :
Bihar

Orissa

Chhattisgarh

Jharkhand
70. Disease caused by deficiency of Vitamin C is :
Beri Beri

Scurvey

Pellagra

Night Blindness
71. The bus pass is -------- for a year :
valuable

employable

valid

tucked
72. A philatelist collects -----------
clocks

antiques

coins

stamps
73. No one could understand -----------
what did he say

what was he saying

what he did say

what he was saying
74. We have been trying to solve the problem ---------
since two days

during two days

for two days

from two days
75. The fear of high places ----------- quite common
are

is

are being

were
76. If she were selected , she ----------- a good secretary.
will make

can make

would make

may have made
77. Either the pen or the paper -------- defective
are

were

is

isn't
78. Find the word that is rightly spelt :
moskitoes

mosqwitose

mosquitose

mosquitoes
79. Choose the correctly spelt word :
refrigerator

refrigarator

refregerator

rafrigerator
80. Choose the word that is closest in meaning to the word plead.
set out

conclude

intend

beg for
81. The closest meaning of the word ulcer is :
outer part

open sore

star

centre
82. Find the word that is opposite in meaning to the word permit.
allow

disagree

obstruct

forbid
83. Choose the wrongly spelt word :
permenant

affection

affectation

conscientious
84. Select the word opposite in meaning to ever.
never

always

sometimes

rarely
85. Comatose best means :
extremely fat

dull mind

enormous

deeply unconscious
86. Choose the correct preposition for the sentence : I admit I am very fond -------- him
of

off

with

by
87. The suitcase is made ---------- leather.
with

about

of

at
88. You won't tell them what has happened ,--------?
won't you

wouldn't you

isn't it

will you
89. Change into indirect speech : He said, "I have passed the examination "
He said that he had passed the examination

He said that he has been passing the examination

He said that he is passing the examination

He said that he was passed the examination
90. They have bought a new car, ----------- ?
isn't it

is it not

have they

haven't they
91. I will complete the course in ---------- year .
a

an

the

same
92. While walking ----------- the small door I hurt my head.
between

through

by

along
93. Which of these chairs did you sit --------- ?
them

in

on

by
94. If DONKEY : BRAYS then WOLF :
cries

roars

howls

whines
95. The thief was caught --------- The suitable idiom is :
red handed

blue handed

green handed

yellow handed
96. The idiom it's all Greek and Latin to me means:
something I understand

something I don't understand

something simple

something easy
97. I was all eyes to see what he would do. The words italicised mean :
more than a pair of eyes

eagerly watching

eagerly searching

eagerly hesitating
98. Beware of that wolf in sheep's skin. The closest meaning to this idiom is :
hypocrite

hippocrite

hippocrete

hypocrete
99. The phrase black sheep means :
sheep that is black

good person

misfit

sheep that is bad
100. Just now my hands are full . My hands are full closely means :
My hands are filled with something

I am very busy

I can't keep my hand free

My hands are chained.