Solved HPAS Previous Year Question Paper 2018-HPPSC Shimla


Solved HPAS Previous Year Question Paper 2018-HPPSC Shimla

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Q1. Oil refinery at Bhatinda is being established by:

Choose an option:

 (1). BP

 (2). HPCL

 (3). CRL

(4). IOC

Oil refinery at Bhatinda is being established by HPCL.

Q2. Tata Iron and Steel Company at Jamshedpur was established in:

Choose an option:

(1). 1914

 (2). 1912

 (3). 1910

 (4). 1907

Tata Iron and Steel Company was founded by Jamshedji Tata. It was established by Dorabji Tata on 26 August 1907. By 1939 it operated the largest steel plant in the British Empire.

 Q3. The term Operation Flood is associated with:

Choose an option:

 (1). Blue Revolution

 (2). Golden Revolution

 (3). White Revolution

 (4). Yellow Revolution

Operation Flood was started by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in 1970s. The result was that India became the largest producer of Milk and Milk Products. Operation flood is called White Revolution of India.

Q4. B.R. Ambedkar was born at:

Choose an option:

(1). Poona

 (2). Bombay

(3). Mhow

(4). Satara

B.R. Ambedkar was born at Mhow. It is located in the Indore district in Madhya Pradesh. The town was renamed as Dr Ambedkar Nagar in 2003, by the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Q5. MontagueChelmsford Reforms  were introduced in India in the year:

Choose an option:

 (1). 1881

 (2). 1902

 (3). 1909

 (4). 1919

The Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms were reforms introduced by the British Government in India to introduce self-governing institutions gradually to India. Montague-Chelmsford Reforms were introduced in 1919.

 Q6. The first industrial policy was announced in:

Choose an option:

(1). 1948

 (2). 1956

(3). 1964

 (4). 1972

The Government of India announced its first industrial policy resolution on 6 April, 1948. The policy resolution laid stress on the role of the state in the development of industry.

 Q 7. Shingo-La is the name of which pass?

Choose an option:

(1). Zanskar Pass

 (2). Bara Lacha Pass

(3). Rohtang Pass

(4). Jalori Pass

Shingo-la is on the border between Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. It is at an elevation of 5 091m (16,703ft) above the sea level.

Q8. ‘Madho Rai ki Jaleb’ is the main attraction of which popular Himachali fair?

Choose an option:

 (1). Dussehra

 (2). Lohri

 (3). Shivratri

 (4). Nalwari

Madho Rai is one of the many names of Sri Krishna. The Grand Procession of Madho Rai along with the Deities (called Jaleb) is an awe-inspiring experience in Shivratri fair at Mandi.

Q9. What is the architectural style of the temple built on the edge of the Prashar Lake?

Choose an option:

(1). Cone Shaped

(2). Pagoda

 (3). Pentroof

 (4). Pyramidal Shaped

The sage Prashar is supposed to have meditated at the bank of Prashar lake and the lake houses three-tiered Pagoda like temple dedicated to sage Prashar. The whole of the temple is built up of a single Deodar tree Bansen the king of Mandi got this temple built in the 13th century.

Q10. In which district Central Government approved Rs. 80 lakh in 2011 for setting up of Snow Leopard centre?

Choose an option:

(1). Kilba in Kinnaur

 (2). Kibber in Lahaul-Spiti

(3). Sainj in Kullu

(4). Pangi in Chamba

Central Government has approved Rs. 80 lakh in 2011 for setting up of Snow  Leopard centre at Kibber In Lahul & Spiti distt.

Q11. Who is the author of the book ‘Polyandry in the Himalayas’?

Choose an option:

 (1). Dr Y.S. Parmar

(2). C.G. Bruce

(3). V.P. Menon

(4). M.S. Gill

The author of the book ‘Polyandry in the Himalayas’ is Dr Y.S. Parmar.

Q12. The term ‘Outwash plain’ is associated with:

Choose an option:

(1). Glaciers

 (2). Rivers

(3). Sea waves

(4). Wind action

An outwash plain is a plain formed of glacial sediments deposited by meltwater outwash at the terminus of a glacier. As it flows, the glacier grinds the underlying rock surface and carries the debris along.

Q13. The concept of Normal Cycle of Erosion was given by :

Choose an option:

(1). Davis, W.M.

 (2). Penck, W.

(3). Strahler, A.

(4). Thornbury, W.D.

W.M. Davis developed a theory of landform creation and erosion. This theory is more commonly known as the “cycle of erosion. His theory explained that mountains and landforms are created, mature, and then become old.

Q14. The term ‘Ria’ stands for :

Choose an option:

(1). A submerged river valley

(2). A submerged glacial valley

 (3). An emerged river valley

(4). An emerged glacial valley

A ria is a coastal inlet formed by the partial submergence of an unglaciated river valley. It is a submerged river valley. It is a drowned river valley that remains open to the sea.

Q15. Who became first female President of Singapore?

Choose an option:

(1). Carrie Lam

(2). Halimah Yacob

(3). Jacindra Ardern

(4). Angela Merkel

Halimah Yacob is first female President of Singapore. She was the ninth Speaker of Parliament, from January 2013 to August 2017.

 Q16. Why Jagmeet Singh is in news?

Choose an option:

(1). He is elected leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party.

(2). He represents South Hall in British House of Commons.

(3). He is appointed as one of the advisor to President Donald Trump.

(4). He is advisor to UN Commission on Human Rights.

Jagmeet Singh is elected leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party.


Q17. Who is appointed as New Chairman of ISRO?

Choose an option:

(1). G.K. Menon

 (2). Roddam Narasimhan

(3). R. Rao

(4). K. Sivan

Dr K. Sivan is the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO). He is the former Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center and Liquid Propulsion centre.

Q18. Renewable source of energy is:

Choose an option:

 (1). Coal

(2). Fossil fuels

(3). Natural gas

(4). Sun

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from natural processes that are continuously replenished.

This includes sunlight, geothermal  heat, wind, tides, water, and various forms of biomass.

Q19. Photosynthesis occurs in:

Choose an option:

(1). Nucleus

(2). Mitochondria

(3). Chloroplast

(4). None of the above

Photosynthesis takes place inside plant cells in chloroplasts. Chloroplasts contain a green substance called chlorophyll.

Q 20. In which part of our body RBC formed?

Choose an option:

(1). Liver

(2). Heart

(3). Bone-marrow

(4). Kidney

Red blood cells, most white blood cells, and platelets are produced in the bone marrow. Bomne marrow is the soft fatty tissue inside bone cavities.

Q21. In which year ‘Project Crocodile’ was launched in India?

Choose an option:

(1). 1973

(2). 1975

(3). 1972

(4). 1980

Project Crocodile was launched in 1975 with support from the United Nations Development Programme and Food and Agriculture Organisation.

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 Q22. ‘Rataundhi’ is due to deficiency of which Vitamin?

Choose an option:

(1). Vitamin A

(2). Vitamin B6

(3). Vitamin C

(4). Vitamin B12

‘Rataundhi’ (Nightblindness) is due to deficiency of Vitamin A.

Q23. ‘Dohru’ is a traditional woollen dress worn by the  women of which district?

Choose an option:

(1). Una

(2). Kangra

 (3). Bilaspur

(4). Kinnaur

Women of Kinnauir district wear woolen clothes and wrap a woolen shawl around themselves which is

called dohru. They prefer dark colors for Dohru.

Q24. The town of Rishra is known for the industry of:

Choose an option:

(1). Cotton Textile

(2). Jute Textile

(3). Silk Textile

(4). Woolen Textile

The town of Rishra near Calcutta is known for the industry of Jute Textile. The first jute mill was established at Rishra in 1855.

Q25. Koraput has rich deposits of:

Choose an option:

(1). Bauxite

(2). Copper

(3). Iron-ore

 (4). Mica

Koraput is a district of Odisha. The principal economic mineral deposits of Koraput district are Limestone & Bauxite.

Q26. Who won the Women’s Single Wimbledon tournament in 2017?

Choose an option:

(1). Garbine Muguruza

(2). Ekaterina Makarova

(3). Elena Vesnina

(4). Serena Williams

Garbine Muguruza won the Women’s Single Wimbledon tournament in  2017.

 Q27. Name the sportsperson who has been honoured with  ‘Bharat Ratna’?

Choose an option:

(1). Major Dhyan Chanda

(2). Sunil Gavaskar

(3). Sachin Tendulkar

(4). P.T. Usha

Sachin Tendulkar is a former Indian international cricketer. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He is the highest run scorer of all time in International cricket. He is the youngest recipient of Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award to date and the first ever sportsperson to receive the award.

Q28. ‘Appiko Movement’ was leaded by:

Choose an option:

(1). Sunderlal Bahuguna

(2). Pandurang Hegde

(3). Vandana Shiva

(4). Amrita Devi

On Sep.8, 1983, Pandurang Hegde started the Appiko (to hug) movement. He derived inspiration from Sunderlal Bahugana’s Chipko movement in Uttar Pradesh, in which villagers used to hug trees to save them from being felled by the State.

Q29. Which of the following is a non-renewable energy source?

Choose an option:

(1). Solar

(2). Wind

(3). Nuclear reactors

(4). All of the above

Non-renewable energy comes from sources that will run out or will not be replenished. Most non-renewable energy sources are fossil fuels: coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Even Radioactive substances used in nuclear reactors are also non-renewable.

 Q30. Which famous football tournament was started in 1888 from Annadale?

Choose an option:

(1). Subroto Cup

(2). Santosh Trophy

(3). Durand Cup

(4). Federation Cup

Durand Cup was started in 1888 from Annadale. The Tournament is named after its founder, Sir Mortimer Durand, Foreign Secretary in charge of India from 1884 to 1894.


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